Monthly Archives: November 2014

Live From Ferguson: Don Lemon Talks Unrest, Looting & More

Community News….

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Don Lemon reports live from Ferguson in light of the grand jury’s announcement in the case of Michael Brown.

On why the announcement came at night:

“If they had done in the light of day I can’t say that it would be different but it wouldn’t have given people the time to assemble. The wait helped fuel the anticipation.”

On what the protesters were saying on the grounds:

“Most of it was pretty vile things they were saying toward the police and the system and the media. Everyone took their aggression out on the media as if we had anything to do with what the prosecution decided.”

Click the link above to hear the entire interview!

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#WTLCIndyNews: The Brown/Wilson Aftermath and How The Grand Jury Decided–Read The Documents

Community News….

AM 1310: The Light

Residents in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri  are waking up on Tuesday morning to a city still smoldering after protests turned violent in the wake of an emotion-inducing Grand Jury decision.  The St. Louis county prosecutor released more than a thousand pages of evidence Monday night used by that St. Louis-area Grand Jury to arrive at their decision to not indict a Ferguson police officer with a crime in the shooting death of an unarmed teen. Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said the grand jury has seen all the evidence in the incident in which Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown. He added that several eyewitness accounts were discredited by the evidence. No charges filed against Wilson, sparked a night of violence in Ferguson and peaceful protests elsewhere around the country. Residents in Indianapolis remained calm after the decision.

To read the evidence used, click HERE.

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Weekend Cocktails…..

Happy Thanksgiving

A little something to kick off your holiday meal….ENJOY!

 

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White Christmas Sangria

    • 1 bottle dry white wine
    • 1/2 cup white cranberry juice
    • 2 oz clear brandy
    • 1 apple, chopped
    • 1 cup frozen cranberries
    • soda water

Combine first five ingredients in a pitcher and stir. Let chill for at least 1 hour before serving. Pour into glasses and top with soda water. Cheers!

Fly Friday 11/21(Bonus)

 

Can I tell you how I  LOVE THIS young lady, not just for the music she brings, but how she makes growing up look so graceful and classy for her to be 24 now. This young master piece has definately grown into her own and she makes me wanna live 1989 all over again (yeah I’m MUCH older than her)!

  
 
 

While her new album is titled 1989, we think 2014 is the year of Taylor Swift. With a (not surprising) transition into the pop genre, the befriending of Karlie Kloss and Lena Dunham, a big move to New York City, and her recent declaration of “leaving love alone for now,” we think Taylor 2.0 is pretty friggin’ awesome. Not to mention she also killed it as our November cover girl. As her new album is set to sell over a million copies in the early days of its release the pop star made a series of appearances which we covered so you can indulge in a little Taylor Swift mania as well.

As her most recent sartorial obsession involves a serious rotation of crop tops and high-waist ensembles, the singer did not disappoint this week as she donned a number of variations on the look. Performing at CBC Radio’s We Can Survive event, the singer opted for white shorts and an embellished top, pairing the look with her signature red lip. Slightly changing it up in lieu of colder weather, the singer performed for Good Morning America yesterday wearing a navy long-sleeve diamond patterned body suit and nautical-inspired high-waist shorts. Both from the Sass & Bide fall 2014 collection, Taylor finished off the look with a pair of sweet gold heels.

Earlier in the week at the SiriusXM airing of 1989, Taylor went for a more eccentric vibe with an optical Marco de Vincenzo rib-knit sweater and rainbow metallic pleated skirt. With the look being very futuristic and out there, the singer opted for neutral barely-there makeup and completed the look with a pair of black mary jane pumps by Jerome C. Rousseau. One of our favourite looks spotted this week was the sequin embellished Antonio Berardi mini dress that she paired with simple black Giuseppe Zannoti pumps. Once again, the singer kept her makeup neutral and her hair in an easy blow-out, letting the sporty-chic dress take center stage.

So tell us which look you prefer: is it the Monochromatic look? The metallic rainbow skirt ensemble? The sailor-inspired bodysuit? Or perhaps, like us, you favour your Taylor Swift in a sporty-chic sequin dress.

Taylor Swift Style

Fly Friday 11/21

 

5 Stylish Pants to Wear to Work

Corporate Fashion

Whether you work for a startup company or a big corporation, there is one question that all of us are faced with: What do I wear? Fortunately we’re here to help, and in anticipation of the cooler months ahead, we are highlighting pants wear to work. See how you can bring sophistication AND style to the office with today’s business-chic picks.

Coated Denim

Work Outfits | J.Crew Regent Blazer; Tory Burch 59mm Cat Eye Sunglasses; Topshop Scoop Neck Tee; J Brand High Rise Maria Jeans; Manolo Blahnik Bipunta Pumps; Topshop Saffiano Colorblock Satchel

You can’t go wrong with basic neutrals. This look combines timeless camel and coated denim for a fashion-forward office outfit. Finish off with a white top and cap toe pumps.

Shop the Look: J.Crew Regent Blazer; Tory Burch 59mm Cat Eye Sunglasses; Topshop Scoop Neck Tee; J Brand High Rise Maria Jeans; Manolo Blahnik Bipunta Pumps; Topshop Saffiano Colorblock Satchel

Tee Time

Work Outfits | J.Crew Vintage Cotton Tee; SITA Condor Aviator Sunglasses; L’AGENCE Long Trousers with Cuff; DANNIJO Ellis Necklace; Schutz Cadey Lee Sandals; Clare Vivier Messenger Bag

A dressed down t-shirt is elevated with these wide leg trousers. Team them with strappy heels and a statement necklace for a touch of glam.

Shop the Look: J.Crew Vintage Cotton Tee; SITA Condor Aviator Sunglasses; L’AGENCE Long Trousers with Cuff; DANNIJO Ellis Necklace; Schutz Cadey Lee Sandals; Clare Vivier Messenger Bag

Statement Pants

work outfits | Topshop Stretchy Zip Back Sweater; J.Crew Campbell Capri; Nest Turquoise Collar Necklace; Halogen Marlie Calf Hair Pointy Toe Pump; Topshop Oversized Crinkle Shirt

Team bold colored pants with basic neutrals for a sophisticated office statement. Complete the look with printed pumps and an eye-catching necklace.

Shop the Look: Topshop Stretchy Zip Back Sweater; J.Crew Campbell Capri; Nest Turquoise Collar Necklace; Halogen Marlie Calf Hair Pointy Toe Pump; Topshop Oversized Crinkle Shirt

Power Suit

work outfits | Theory Gabe B. Stretch Wool Blazer; Stuart Weitzman Nouveau Pump; Leith Oversized V-Neck Tee; MARC BY MARC JACOBS Schoolboy Wool Blend Trousers; Lauren Ralph Lauren Reversible Croc Embossed Belt; Vince Camuto Caleb Clutch

Bring feminine suiting to the boardroom with this monochrome outfit. This look pairs a classic blazer with cropped trousers for a sleek, contemporary look. Top it off with pointed toe pumps and a contrasting clutch.

Shop the Look: Theory Gabe B. Stretch Wool Blazer; Stuart Weitzman Nouveau Pump; Leith Oversized V-Neck Tee; MARC BY MARC JACOBS Schoolboy Wool Blend Trousers; Lauren Ralph Lauren Reversible Croc Embossed Belt; Vince Camuto Caleb Clutch

Casual Fridays

Work outfits | Alice + Olivia Long Tuxedo Blazer; Ray-Ban Cats 1000 Sunglasses; AG Adriano Goldschmied The Stilt Cigarette Jeans; FRAME Le Boyfriend Tee; Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bag ; COACH Teddie Pump

Distressed denim and a polished blazer combine for a cool contrast on this “Casual Fridays” look. Complete the outfit with a simple white tee and statement pumps.

Shop the Look: Alice + Olivia Long Tuxedo Blazer; Ray-Ban Cats 1000 Sunglasses; AG Adriano Goldschmied The Stilt Cigarette Jeans; FRAME Le Boyfriend Tee; Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bag ; COACH Teddie Pump

Holiday Entertaining Ideas….

From Our Family To Yours

Happy Thanksgiving

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Dining & Entertaing

http://theglitterguide.com/2014/11/17/holiday-entertaining-tips-from-meyers-styles/

Thanksgiving Cocktails Recipe

http://theglitterguide.com/2014/11/20/8-thanksgiving-cocktail-recipes/

 

 

 

 

Fresh Friday 11/21

From the Runway: Men’s Fall Fashion 2014

From Fall to Winter, New York to Paris and everything in between, Esquire has you covered with the latest 2014 fashion trends for men from the runway straight to your wardrobe.

 

 

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Men’s Fall Fashion 2014: How to Tailgate Properly

Fall means football and Esquire means style. Here’s how to put the two together and get the best out of both.

 

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Transition from Summer to Fall 2014 Like This

Dressing right gets tricky when summer turns to fall. It’s too warm for tweed, but shorts just don’t feel right anymore. Fortunately, Esquire’s got it all figured out for you.

 

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5 Items You Need for Fall

…including these jeans. We got each of the 11 Best Men’s Stores in America to pick their top 5 items every man needs for fall. These are from Stag in Austin.

 

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The Best 2 Fall Accessories for Guys

Welcome back the pocket square and the sharkskin belt.

 

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Our 7 Favorite Classic Short Hairstyles for Fall 2014

After you’re all suited up for the upcoming season, don’t forget to do a little something with the top of your head too. Get inspired by some of our favorite haircuts from Hollywood.

My Sista’s Business…..

Fly Female Entrepreneur: Charla Jones

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Just in time for the cooler months ahead when our skin needs a little extra TLC, I sat down with Boston’s Charla Jones, Founder and CEO of Eu2Be Nourishing Skincare. From her maternal grandmother’s Midwestern speakeasy where blues and jazz greats played for glamorous crowds, to her world-traveling aunt Eugenia for whom Eu2Be is named, Charla draws inspiration from the women who cared for her and the ways they embraced and used their creativity. Get to know Charla Jones, the beauty behind Eu2Be today on In Her Shoes. 

In Her Shoes: How did you get started with Eu2Be and what was your inspiration?

Charla: Eu2Be was born out of my desire for a new conversation about beauty, inspired by my beloved Aunt Eugenia, who had an indelible impact on my sense of how to be in the world – how we each have within us the power to create beauty and to be beautiful.

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In Her Shoes: Let’s get into your ingredients and the types of solutions they provide the women and men supporting your brand.

Charla: There’s no such thing as a single, magic ingredient. With a strong assist from moisture-locking Brazilian oils, all Eu2Be products contain powerful combinations of nourishing oils that are rich in oxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids. They provide conditioning agents to the skin and give our skin the nutrients and healing properties it needs. All of our products are made in the USA in small batches – and with each iteration we feature ingredients sources from a different country. Our first stop was Brazil!

In Her Shoes: How closely involved are you in the actual making and marketing of Eu2Be?

Charla: My products exist because I made them. I chose a Black female chemist to help me identify completely natural and totally healthy ingredients that are gluten-free. Sustainability was a factor that was important for me. My chemist understood how to get to really good moisture and together, we understood how we wanted our skin to feel. Most skincare products are designed to feel good for the first five minutes but my brand provides long time moisture.

I came from a marketing background so I do my own. The ideas, branding and execution comes from me. In my past career, I launched different brands for other companies, so now I’m doing it for myself and for a brand that truly makes a difference.

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In Her Shoes: What is a day like in Charla Jones’ shoes?

Charla: My typical day starts with a ritual of grateful listening. Listening to my body is a practice I use to get a read on the inner resources that I have at my disposal for creating the best day that I can. After that, I get busy with my brand’s work. Along with the typical stuff like dealing with email and phone calls, I spend a lot of time exploring online. I’m also getting the scoop on product-related news and happenings in the beauty business.

Eu2Be takes a great deal of creativity, and I’m very curious, so a portion of my day is dedicated to play even when I’m working and traveling. It’s how I engage and nurture my creativity. I’m a big believer in taking a pause around five to reset myself for evening activities. Sometimes this includes more work hours, attending board meetings or cultural events. But I regularly take time to make home-cooked meals for myself.

Around eleven, I start moving toward shutting down for the day, which is something that I have to work on. Even with all the late nights, I have to say that I LOVE sleep. So I prepare myself with an evening skincare ritual of soothing skin care products with nourishing ingredients (this is why I created Eu2Be!). A skincare ritual and getting good quality sleep time are the true secrets to being beautiful, inside and out!

In Her Shoes: What is one business mistake you learned from or one business lesson you’d like to share with In Her Shoes readers?

Charla: The business mistake I made has to do with making decisions where I didn’t pay attention to the intelligence that came from my gut vs. a decision based on “logic.” You have to respect the intelligence that comes from having the courage to follow your intuition. You have to be fearless about making the right mistakes. Mistakes are not the problem. The problem (or challenge) is operating in a way to avoid the mistakes and working through them. In doing so, it’s important to combine your “checklist” with your gut instincts.

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In Her Shoes: How do you balance family and personal life with entrepreneurship?

Charla: Entrepreneurship is a way of life for me. I grew up surrounded by entrepreneurs. My grandmother and aunts owned businesses. Even the jobs I’ve held were entrepreneurial. The hardest thing for me is putting a stop or a punctation mark on my work day. My personal life and work life blend together so as you can imagine, putting a stop to my work for Eu2Be is challenging sometimes. I’m a strong believer in cocktail hour at the end of the day. It’s so important to have that coffee, tea or glass of wine to “check out” and get into the next part of your day. So then I ask myself if I should put the punctation here for the business day or continue to charge on.

In Her Shoes: Any big fourth quarter or early 2015 plans for Eu2Be?

Charla: The product is available online so we’re looking for ways to connect with people through events and retail partnerships. Our first products were all about ingredients but the next products will be focused on time as an element in beauty care. Hopefully, we’ve nailed the ingredient conversation and people know we’re a reliable, go-to brand. We want to shift the conversation and have people look at the time and ways they care for their bodies.

To learn more about Eu2Be visit Eu2Be.com!

Wellness Wednesday 11/19

3 All-Natural Ways to Keep Cholesterol in Check

Fly Friday 11/14 (Weekend Edition)

Caitlin’s November Edit

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As the holiday season continues to tiptoe in, Caitlin is obsessing over all things cozy! From plaid scarves to fuzzy socks, here’s what our editorial director is loving this month!

1. Legwear Loft Angora Fluff Mukluk: I’m obsessed with these ultra-cozy slipper socks and have been wearing them nonstop since I got them. So perfect for cozy fall nights.
2. Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon: Burt’s Bees lip crayons are so creamy and easy to apply—and the color lasts for several hours!
3. Sugar Paper for Target 2015 Calendar: Sugar Paper’s latest collection for Target is spot-on. The price point is great, too.
4. Pottery Barn Faux Fur Oversized Throw: I can’t get enough of Pottery Barn’s cozy throws.
5. Hobo Madelyn Handbag: My new favorite bag that’s on repeat. It’s spacious and roomy, and I love the gold hardware.
6. C. Wonder Swiss Dot Heart Appetizer Plates Set: These little appetizer plates are almost too pretty to eat off of!
7. Essie Winter 2014 Collection: Essie’s holiday collection is my favorite yet!
8. Isaac Mizrahi Oversized Plaid Scarf: I’m always on the hunt for new plaid scarves!
9. Candy Shop Vintage I Left My Heart… Cocktail Napkins: My friend Deirdre just came out with the best collaboration: cocktail napkins inspired by her fabulous city.