Monday, July 28, 2014

Sustainability Talk from Levi's CEO


Let's talk sustainability. Sustainable fashion is part of the larger trend of sustainable design where a product is created and produced with consideration for the environmental and social impact it may have throughout its total life span. 

President and CEO of Levi Strauss, Chip Bergh discussed the term and how Levi's is a proponent of the trend at the May 2014 Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference. Although his eco fashion conversation with moderator Andy Serwer was informative, it also raised some eyebrows. During the talk he goes on to say that Levi's jeans should not be washed, but rather spot cleaned to preserve the garment and conserve water/energy. He later proposed freezing the jeans as a method of disinfecting them.

 The subject has been much debated. But before I could join in on sticking my skinnies in the ice box, I needed to do some research. 

QUESTION: Can freezing denim really disinfect them as well as washing them?

Although there are tons of videos out there that claim that it works, the truth is that freezing does not disinfect them.  

If you have a fashion conscious, I recommend researching how eco-friendly your clothing is before purchasing and then opting for those that take measures to be sustainable. And if you really wanna get the longest life out of those dark wash jeans, re-dye them! Mix some black and navy dye and follow the instructions to keep your favorite pair looking like new.

Here's to thinking green,

To read this post in Spanish, click here.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Style Notes

Style Notes

Style Notes by fashionlingual featuring acetate sunglasses

Summer is my all-time FAVORITE season! Here's a page straight from my notebook of summertime doodles and dreaming.

Kicking off the weekend with friends? No matter the plan or destination, I propose a fun and stylish summer outfit (like the one above) that won't compromise comfort. While swapping out those heels for sandals, here's a song to get your weekend started right!

True Dimensions Winner

It's way overdue, but I would like to take a moment to introduce our June giveaway winner. Darlene from California! She won a set of True Dimensions lipsticks from Mary Kay and sent over a photo of herself in one of her favorite shades. 

Congrats to her and feel free to send me photos of yourselves wearing a bold lip. I'd love to see those beautiful pouts!

Friday, June 20, 2014

May Kay True Dimensions Lipstick Giveaway

As a young girl, I would watch as my mom expertly applied lipstick to the contours of her mouth and I remember looking forward to the day when I would do the same. The six-year-old me didn’t know a thing about womanhood or make-up, but she knew that there was something oh-so alluring and feminine about a colorful lip.

Alluring and feminine are just a few of the qualities that make lipstick a woman’s best friend. It’s my go-to beauty accessory and I’ll tell you why. In addition to lending out two of the previously used adjectives, it can also be transformative.

Just a quick swipe of the stuff can go a long way. Lipstick can polish up a messy bun, it can add a pop of color to an all-black ensemble, it can add sophistication to nerdy glasses, it can compliment a personality and it even has the ability to make a woman feel more confident and beautiful.

So when I came across Mary Kay® True Dimensions™ Lipstick collection, I just knew I needed to share all of their transformative properties with my readers. 

I'm wearing True Dimensions™ lipstick in First Blush
The collection includes 20 different moisturizing lip shades to play up your pout. As you can see from the photos, I already love the ten that I've tried out. To spread the love, I’ve partnered up with Mary Kay to share ten lipsticks (valued at $180) from the collection with one lucky reader! 

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below.

If you want to increase your odds of winning, you may submit additional entries (only after you’ve completed the step above):

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This giveaway ends Thursday, June 26 at 11:59 p.m. EST and is open to everyone with a U.S. mailing address over 18 years of age. Check out the Giveaway Rules.

Good luck!

To read today's entry in Spanish, click here.

Disclaimer: The blog received product for review, but the comments and opinions are my own.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Barnyard Bodycon

There's this abandoned barn nearby that I pass on a regular basis. I love the look of the weather trodden paint and thought it'd be a great backdrop for today's style post.

For today's post I decided on a midi length bodycon dress with a tribal print. I truly believe that anyone can pull off a figure hugging dress. For curvy ladies hesitant of flaunting their body, I recommend layering on a blazer, leather jacket, sweater or vest. I would ideally layer this dress with a long, masculine blazer in a punchy color, but the heat wouldn't allow for it. This denim vest is from Zara, but I think a leather vest would look great too.

Coming to you straight from the heartland of America.

The chevron and midi rings are from Forever 21.

The back cut-outs allow flirty flashes of skin.

This magenta colored bag broke up the dress' neutral colors and matched my lipstick perfectly.

These strappy leather heels from Ann Taylor can be mixed into tons of outfits. The detail on the straps adds interest and the short heel makes them easy to wear for extended periods of time.

Heels: Ann Taylor | Denim vest: Zara | Bag: Aïta | Lipstick: Kiko Milano | Rings: Forever 21

Click HERE to read this post in Spanish.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

ItWorks Body Contouring Wrap

Sure, I survived Chiberia 2013-2014 but my body ended up storing a little extra cushion during the harsh winter. Now that it's bikini season, I could use all the help I can get before baring it all in a two-piecer.

I've noticed body wrap commercials popping up more frequently on TV, so when the ItWorks body contouring system was brought to my attention I decided to try it out. 

My start-up pack included:
                                           • 1 contouring body wrap
                                           • 2 drink powders 
                                           • 3 soft chews (these tasted like candy!)    

After taking a shower, I carefully applied the wrap to my torso. To ensure that the wrap wouldn't slip and slide out of place, I wore a body hugging tank top over it (some wrappers opt to use plastic wrap). I was told that staying hydrated maximized the benefits, so I kept liquids within arms reach.

As soon as I put the wrap around my waist, I sipped one of the packets of the alkalizing drink powders. I was surprised how the pre-moistened wrap sent a warm and tingly sensation over the covered area. I wore the wrap for approximately 45 minutes and rubbed in the lotion after removing it.

I didn't notice any pronounced changes to my body shape, but my skin felt smoother and softer than it has in years. Many of the success stories that I found had used more than just one wrap over a longer period of time. I might just have to call my local supplier to continue working on a flatter tummy with the ItWorks system.

For more detailed information, contact Cherie Smith.

Click here to read this post in Spanish.

I received a complimentary ItWorks products for the post, but all opinions and comments are my own.
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