Hello there fellow readers in the blogosphere! I am Melissa, a current MFA student at Chatham University and a beauty and fashion addict. While strolling through my local Macy’s the other day, I stumbled upon this fabulous Jessica Simpson Dany platform. It comes in three colors, but my favorite would be the suede coffee version. I … Read more
I came across a lovely shoe today and just had to share. How would you use this in your wardrobe? I think it would go great with white skinny jeans and a cobalt blue kimono top. Best of all, it’s on sale! Style: Knockout by Nine West.
I didn’t purposely plan to be here in Los Angeles on the weekend in which the Oscars was being held. I had come to LA from Pittsburgh for a much-anticipated meeting with a major, national costume manufacturer who was interested in seeing my costume design sketches for possible inclusion into their Halloween 2012 collection. This was … Read more
Maniac Magazine February/March 2012 – Lucy Hale photographed by April Hubal Who would’ve thought that little ol’ me would get to preview of the new issue of Pittsburgh’s Maniac Magazine? As I walked into Maniac Magazine‘s February/March 2012 live blogging event in Pittsburgh’s South Side Works, I jokingly thought to myself, “is this some cruel set-up … Read more
I’ve been waiting about 15 years to utter those words… It was the anticipation of fervent shoe lust that made me nearly drop the package handed to me by the UPS man…he looked frightened…and with good cause. This package was my much awaited pair of the Michael Kors Gibson Boot. From what I could … Read more
Having a shopping dry spell back in Pittsburgh, one of the first things that I wanted to do in South Beach was shop. My hotel being located on 9th and Ocean Drive put me in the heart of everything that South Beach is known for, without ever having to grab a cab. I love a … Read more
“It’s all Smoke and Mirrors” is my medium for expression through fashion, style, random thoughts, and whatever else smacks me in the head at that moment… As a Photo Stylist, Esthetician and Make-up Artist, I will share my personal insights on modeling, beauty, style and my fear of my favorite products being discontinued. I will also share some honest product … Read more
Welcome to It’s all Smoke and Mirrors…where beauty is not always as it apprears to be. Find the latest style trends, beauty advice, travel and dining ideas and celebrity style for less. Behind the scenes tips on celebrity style for less and celebrity gossip. Check out our “Hot Mess of the Day…in a good way” … Read more