Monday, December 31, 2012

Top Ten Trends of 2012 ( Le Mahogany Edition)

1.) Caviar Anyone?  Caviar Nails Fun ^_^

I'm sure some of you may have tried this and probably still picking up the micro beads from the kitchen floor or vacuuming them up from time to time.   I have yet to try to do this but, caviar nails looked like so much fun this year.   I hope this trends continues on to 2013. 

check out this video if your looking for a kit by Ciate  you can find it at Sephora or order this UK brand on Ciate website. 

2.)Wedge Sneakers 

It was when I saw the Beyonce Video (Love on Top) that's when  I feel in love.  Who made those amazing black wedge sneakers she's dancing in?  
*Que the lightening thoughts that came in my head as I watched the video. 
"I have to have them" 
"Look at how they are made, they are so fly" 
"They are so adorable"  
"Ahhh! I have to have them!"  
Followed by a bit of drooling I finally got to my senses and went right to researching on-line and found a bit of information on the Isabel Marant  sneakers that Beyonce wore including the $750 to $895 price tags. Pretty steep for sneaks. Way more then Jordan's.  Luckily, I do have some practical senses and decided to get a pair that were more affordable and comfortable.  
I recommend checking out: Aldo, Steve Maddens along with Target and Charlotte Russe

3 and 4)  Ombre Hair and the Fishtail Braid

Ombre meaning: : having colors or tones that shade into each other —used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark
— ombré noun

Or  from dark to light and with hair, not fabric :o)

The Fishtail Braid.  About two years ago I blog posted about The Amazing Braid! 

Who could not love this complicated style of braid.  So chic! 

Stop n' Stare at Blake Lively

Angela Simmons looks adorable. 
Here's a fishtail braid tutorial for any of you brave souls with longer hair that wants to try.
Tutorial By UK beauty blogger: Jennie Jenkins.

5.)  Metallic Tip Heels and Flats

Metallic Tip flats or heels can go a long way with any outfit.  

6 and 7) Collared (Jeweled) Shirts and Statement Necklaces

The bolder the better.

A bit of a lioness...

Statement Necklace, the bolder the better. Love Shala Monroque

Found some great finds at shops like H&M and Charlotte Russe. Check them out! 

8 and 9.) The Bold Lip and The Peplum Top

I believe the bold color lip is here to stay for awhile.  My personal favorite is the Red Lizard NARS lipstick. It can be your bff for the long nights its has a fantastic finish to my lips not too much but not so little that you can't tell what color it is.  
BOOM! Its that "in your face!" that I love.  

The Peplum Top.  So feminine and chic. For a curvy girl like myself I thought the Peplum top would make me look even more wider but its a perfect look. Pictured below is Tanesha, the creator of Girls With Curves Blog. 

10.) The Birkin (like) Bag

True story. For this beautiful pad lock Law Bag....I was on a list.  Like a person who was about to purchase a Birkin Bag.  I didn't know anybody at to pull some strings for me but, man for about a month I waited for this bag to be available.   The color was perfect, the size was everything I needed it for my 9-5.  Just Perfect. So impatiently, I ended up getting a black one instead.  
Still a beauty though. 

And that's it Le Mahogany readers my top ten of 2012.  I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful New Years' Eve. Be ready for 2013!  The future is evident and in your hands take control, blueprint your dreams and keep it moving forward!

Friday, December 28, 2012

My Letter to the Year Called 2012

Dear 2012, 

You were good.  No, you were a great year for me.  I personally deem you as the year of change.  Many lessons learned as life always serves and because of you (2012) I am a better woman because of them.  I examined what I had tolerated for so long.  Some friendships lost but I gained valuable and amazing ones mid year.  Discovering the value of my art and my craft and how it affects others all around the world.  My re-connection with my other side of my family has filled a void that I've missed and longed for. I love getting to know my ancestry history and where I actually came from.  I no longer feel lost.  I know why I am the way that I am.  When you can stand firm on your values, know your history,  know your beliefs and your spirituality, you are truly a powerful person.  I am not trying to sound like I am so 'Enlightened' that I am not human but, 2012 thanks to you my 2013 can only get better for me. Also, discovered that FEAR IS A BIG, FAT LIAR.

Many talk about New Years resolutions but, I'm not that traditional anymore.  It's never worked for me in the past so I choose to do a different 'resolution'.  It's called "The Act of Now".  I stopped talking so much future and started talking now.  I pray for patience as I continue my journey and have the confidence to know that through God anything is possible.  God may not answer when you want him to but, he's ALWAYS on time.  So, I am continuing my journey of life on the path where the light shines and look to HIM for the answers because you and I both know man (meaning the human race) may not have your best intentions at heart. My spirit of intuition is stronger, my mind set is changed for the better, my heart is ready to receive and I am ready to give and bless others no matter how big or small.

So, thank you 2012 and tell your brother 2013 I will see him soon. 

Love, Robin
The Creator of LeMahogany Fashionista


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