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Top Favorite Red Lipsticks


Russian Red from MAC Cosmetics

Russian Red from MAC Cosmetics




Pirate from Chanel Rouge Allure Collection

Pirate from Chanel Rouge Allure Collection

The color red seems to be a pretty popular one this season when it comes to lipsticks. But if you’re like me, it’s been a challenge to find the perfect color that didn’t either have a pink hue or too much of a burgundy hue to it. So, I figured I would do a little investigating on my own, which involved a set of really sore lips after I was done. I enlisted my trusty make-up artist Alexa Madru of the NARS counter inside Nordstrom Roseville Galleria. She knew my concerns from previous conversations with her regarding the color red. We went to several of the other cosmetic counters such as YSL, DIOR, CHANEL, MAC and of course NARS. IMG_0286

When searching for red lipsticks, there are several undertones in which don’t always accentuate certain skin tones. The hard part about this is that even though they look the perfect red on the sample lipstick, that’s not always the case when it gets onto your lips.

Because of our various skin tones, that red that you absolutely love on the sample, won’t always go with our skin tones. After trying on so many hues of glorious reds, both on the mouth and hand, we were able to finally choose the shades of red that I was looking for.

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Chanel Rouge Allure in Pirate $35                Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Matte in La Fascinante $35

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Yves Saint Laurent ‘Rouge Pur Couture’ Lipstick $35


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M.A.C. Lipstick in Ruby Woo $16                   M.A.C. Lipstick in Russian Red$16

#Lucky #Luckycontributor #Luckymagazine, #nordstromroseville, #lipstick, #pirate, #russianred #maccosmetics #chanel

Choose wisely! XoXO



All Eyes Were On Moschino’s Spring 2015



Leave to Jeremy Scott, the brains behind Moschino, to make quite  a stir for Milan Fashion Week. There was an excellent article on the very fashionable Barbie themed show by Nicole Phelps from In the article it states “It took a good 20 minutes to get past the throng at the door, the standing section was three rows deep, and the crowd whooped and hollered as the lights dimmed.” That piece clearly shows that this show was highly anticipated and expected to knock our socks off. But what else can you expect from such an eccentric designer? He came and hit the industry hard for fall 2014 with McDonalds and Budweiser. A Barbie themed collection is the next plausible step.

In the article it also states that ‘“Hiya, Barbie!” rang out from the loudspeakers, and delivering on the promise of the giant plastic comb that was included in the invitation, the first model emerged in a huge platinum blond wig, bubblegum pink lipstick, shrunken fuchsia leather jacket and miniskirt, and (what else?) mules.’ A most perfect show, showcasing life like barbie dolls.

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#Lucky #Luckymagazine #Luckycontributor #moschino #mfw


Music Spotlight: ASTR

Source: ASTR
Source: ASTR

Source: ASTR

In this first of a new series, I’ll be introducing you to new and already established musicians, their music and their music that must be heard. Fashion and music are truly one, from the clothing the musicians where to the clothing that is displayed in videos. Hence, why I am combining this new series into my blog. First up is ASTR, this duo from New York City creates electronic-pop music. Their combined style is an artistic sensibility informed by cinema noire, Miami Vice and urban dreamscapes.This is their EP ‘Varsity’ , which was just  released.

Take a listen to ASTR:

#Lucky #Luckymagazine #Luckycontributor #ASTR #music



Paris By Chanel









If you’ve been following my blog for some time, then you’ll be excited for the last chapter in the series of short films chronicling the life of Coco Chanel. The last chapter was just released today titled “Paris by Chanel” We’ve seen Chapter 1 starting with No 5, the iconic and perfume that still, to this day is the favorite perfume of all time, to the infamous Chanel Jacket, the jacket that is lusted after by so many women.

The tale of a young woman who born to parents of a modest background and through several struggles made a triumphant return to the couture fashion world. The woman who made being a woman a fabulous thing.

#chanel #lucky #luckycontributor #luckymagazine #jamiexx #girl

Weekend Playlist You’ll Love


Want to start your weekend off right? What a better way than with music. There has been a ton a new music out lately and I’ve been in music heaven. Starting today, I’m beginning my weekend Soundcloud playlist. These songs will get you in the weekend groove and possibly make you want to download them or even add to your playlist!

#soundcloud #playlist #banks #astr #vaults #vérité #music #weekend

Gemma Ward Returns – Gemma Ward in Prada – Elle


Gemma Ward

Gemma Ward Returns – Gemma Ward in Prada – Elle.

The world of fashion can be quite brutal at times, with vanity being making a huge impact on the lives of the models. It can make or break a model and if she isn’t strong enough to combat the negativity, well, then, she is broken. Gemma Ward has defied those odds and has made a comeback. Read the posting on her return here.

#gemmaward #itgirl #prada

London Fashion Week Street Style Spring 2015 – London Street Style – Harper’s BAZAAR


Street Style LFW

London Fashion Week Street Style Spring 2015 – London Street Style – Harper’s BAZAAR.

The streets of London were adorned with fashionable women in their designer clothing ready to take on the some of the most top designer shows and their collections. Harpers Bazaar shows here just what the fashionable were wearing.

David’s Bridal Cocktail Dress Giveaway



David’s Bridal was so thankful for the article I posted about the grand opening of their Sacramento store!


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In recognition of my behind the scenes tour and my article of the new David’s Bridal store which celebrated it’s grand opening on Friday September 12, I was given a gift. As their way of saying thank you for spreading the word about their grand opening, I was given a brand new sample dress from their racks. Now, keep in mind, I had to option of keeping this beautiful dress for myself or giving it away to one of my lucky followers and readers. So obviously from the title of my post, I am giving the dress away!

So, what I’d like for you to do is; “like” my Facebook page and leave a comment, Tweet the giveaway and if you are not follower yet, follow my blog and leave your email address and a comment in the comment section. The giveaway will end on Mon Sept 22 and the winner will be notified by Facebook, twitter and email! So with that being said, GOOD LUCK!!

#giveaway #davidsbridal


Fall Fashion Transitions





A few weeks ago, I did an awesome photo shoot with Chris Kisela of CMYK Photography and Lazio Boutique in El Dorado Hills CA. I’ve done several posts in the past on this fabulous boutique that is nestled in the rolling hills of El Dorado County CA. Sara Wasiak, the owner has been in the fashion business for a countless amount of years and we go way back to my days of owning a boutique. You can find one of a kind items in which you won’t find anywhere else in the area.

If you love LA style fashion, then this is the place for you. She gave me free reign to style my model and I was so excited to do so. Take a look at what’s available in her store for fall and beyond, but be forewarned that she carries a limited size run so that you’re not competing with anyone else with the same look. So get it while you can


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Clothing provided by: Lazio Boutique El Dorado Hills CA

Photographer: Chris Kisela CMYK Photography

Model: Alexandra Christi

Stylist: Adrielyn Christi of Her Passion For Fashion

Jacket: Smythe $525 Denim Shorts by Calvin Rucker $185 Cami by Rory Becca $160 Shoes by Dolce Vita  Necklace by Carolina Designs Pricing upon request


Jacket by Twenty Tees $240 Plaid pants by Calvin Rucker Call for pricing (916) 939-0102


#Lucky #Luckymagazine #Luckycontributor #lazioboutique #cmykphotography #sarawasiak #smythe #calvinrucker #twentytees

Hair Hacks – Tricks for Styling Your Hair – Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine


Hair Tips

OMG Ladies, this is definitely an article you want to read… I am going to apply these tips to my daily routine!

Hair Hacks – Tricks for Styling Your Hair – Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine.

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