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The Eyes of Eve Fashion Guide: Unique Hoop Earrings April 08 2015
Unique Hoop Earrings for Spring!
Diggin' the mermaid vibes in this guide! Yellow is a bright, cheery color that's great for spring. We picked these unique hoop earrings in yellow and paired them with this amazing shell necklace from Blue Malibu. Our Eyes of Eve model Vanessa Ramos looks beautiful and the teal and purple in her scarf bring out the yellow. Definitely a great color combo!
To see our collection of unique hoop earrings, visit www.theeyesofeve.com!
Spring Makeup Ideas From The Eyes of Eve April 01 2015
Are you ready for spring? Check out our spring makeup ideas!
Time to bust out those colors and get ready for the sun! Winter is coming to an end and so should those dark, heavy looks that go along with it. Here are eight spring makeup ideas from The Eyes of Eve glamour squad.
1. Use bronzer on eyes and cheeks for sun kissed look. You don't need to spend hours in the sun to look sun kissed. Just get a good quality bronzer and use on your cheekbones and eyes.
2. Matte lip colors can sometimes be too harsh for spring looks. We suggest using a light layer of gloss over your lipstick for softer, dewy look. We would suggest a moisturizing lip gloss because lip sticks can dry your lips out.
3. Replace those dark colors and classic red lipstick for a pink or orange lipstick. Changing up your lip color can really brighten your look. Check out our last blog post on finding the right color for your skin tone to help you find what works best for your complexion.
4. Get creative with your mascara! Instead of loading up your lashes in layers, try only applying mascara to the tips. This will give you a less dramatic look that's perfect for spring. Also, try using a dark brown or grey mascara to soften the eye. Watch our video below on how to apply mascara for a doe-eyed look.
5. Go for a more natural look and wear less makeup! Let your freckles out and go for that sunkissed look.
6. Use colored eyeliner for a lighter eye. You can get creative with deep purples or blues, or try a more natural look with gold or grey.
7. Switch to a tinted moisturizer with SPF. Spring time means you may expose your skin to more sunlight. Using a foundation with SPF can help protect your skin. Using a tinted moisturizer will also give you a more natural look.
8. Put blush on apples of cheeks to look more rosy and light. We would suggest a pink or coral color that has a slight shimmer so it captures the light perfectly.
We hope you enjoyed these spring makeup ideas and can't wait to see what spring makeup looks you come up with!
Picking the Right Colors For Your Skin Tone March 27 2015
Picking the right colors...
Have you ever noticed how some colors you love just don't work for you, but look great on your friends? It may seem insignificant, but the colors you wear can affect how your skin tone looks. Some colors can accentuate your look and others can dull it. But don't worry, The Eyes of Eve glamour squad is here to help you find best colors for your skin tone!
How to Figure Out Your Skin Tone
First, you need to figure out what you skin tone is. Your skin tone will mostly likely fall under two categories: cool (pink undertone) and warm (yellow undertone). During the summer, your skin may tan and get darker, but your skin tone will always remain the same. Some complexions may not tan, but in this case the skin tone will still be the same. You can determine your tone using several methods (for a full list click here), but we would suggest the white paper test. All you need a white piece of blank paper. Take the piece of paper and put it against your wrist or neck, not the face. What color jumps out at you? Blue and pink indicates you have a cool tone and green and gold indicate a warm tone.
What season are you?
Now that we have figured out if your are cool or warm, we need to figure out what season you are! There four seasons of skin tones: autumn, winter, spring and summer. These tones also analyze the color and contrast of your eyes and hair. If you are a summer, you will have blue, red or pink undertones. Your eye and hair color will only contrast slightly against your skin. If you are a winter, you will have blue, pink or red undertones, but your skin will have a strong contrast between your hair and eyes. If you are a spring, your skin will have a peach, gold or beige undertone. People with spring skin tones usually have blonde/strawberry hair, freckles, rosy cheeks and blue/green eyes. If you are an autumn, you will have golden or warm yellow undertones.
Analyze Yourself in Relation to Your Ethnicity
you should base your tone on hair, skin and eyes relative to your ethnicity. Here is a great chart from thechicfashionista.com!
Light: Rashida Jones has sparkly green eyes, light olive skin and light brown hair, which are all characteristics of a Soft Summer or Soft Autumn - which basically means she's neither light or dark.
I have yet to find ethnic celebrities with blonde hair and blue eyes :) People with an albino skin disease would most likely be a light. This means that some of the lightest ethnic women fall on Clear or Soft, not Light. However, if you are ethnic with a Soft coloring, you can dye your hair blonde and wear the Light color palette.
Medium: Beyonce has a light caramel skin tone, sparkly brown eyes and a lighter shade of brown hair - which make her a Warm Spring or Warm Autumn.
In some cases, Warm Spring/Autumn women who dye their hair lighter can wear some of the Clearcolors.
Deep: Dark brown eyes and black to dark brown hair are strong indicators that you're a Deep. Skin tone can be anywhere from the fairest white to deep ebony. Supermodel Alek Wek has a very deep coloring with the deep characteristics.
Picking the right colors for your skin tone really can make a difference, not only aesthetically! Color therapy is used by many to help balance chakras. Chakra is a Sanskrit word literally meaning "wheel." These centers were named as such because of the circular shape to the spinning energy centers, or spirals of energy, which exist in our subtle etheric body, the non-material energetic counterpart to our physical body.
Chakras are spirals of energy in your body that correspond to different characteristics and virtues. Here is a great chart!
The Eyes of Eve Style Guide: Knit Bathing Suits! March 24 2015
This week we dying to feature these amazing knit bathing suits by Bay Area local Very Conceited Couture. These unique bathing suits are designed and created by Lashan Goodwin, winner of the Bay Area Designer Award. We paired her suits with some of our favorite summer hoop earrings for a fun, colorful photoshoot on the beaches of San Francisco.
To learn more about Goodwin and her designs, visit her website www.iamveryconceited.com! To see more of the unique hoop earrings styles we have, click here.
Get ready to party with these neon yellow and green lace hoop earrings! These beauties are blacklight reactive, so you will be GLOWING! If you are looking for a full neon blacklight reactive look, definitely check out PKOK on Haight for a great selection of sexy outfits! You can also shop The Eyes of Eve earring line while you're there ;)
Neon black light reflective earrings are great for a night out dancing or just to add a pop of color to you look!
5 Unique Hairstyles to Show Off Your Hoop Earrings February 24 2015
Hoop Earrings and the perfect hairstyle...
We are always looking for unique hairstyles to show off our hoop earrings! We love helping women feel confident and beautiful. Here are some of our favorite styles from the last few seasons! Have one you want to share? Email your look to email@example.com.
This hairstyle is brilliant because it really shows off the earring. These hoop earrings are original pieces of art created by Benko - a San Francisco-based artist. Depending on the look you are going for, you can either braid all the way down, or go about halfway like in the picture above.
2. Faux Hawk
This edgy hair style let's you live on the wild side! This faux hawk was created by pinning model Kristina's hair on both sides using bobby pins. She is rocking our opaque multicolor hoop earrings from our Summer 2014 collection.
3. Pompadour & Ponytail
This great shot shows two styles in one - the pompadour and pony tail. A simple ponytail can keep your hair out of the way and show off your amazing hoops at the same time! You can do a high ponytail like the one shown here, or you could let it rest lower near the base of your head.
Here is a quick video on how to do your own pompadour!
4. Loose Bun
This relaxed look is great for spring and let's your earrings shine! There are so many types of buns, so don't just stop here! You can also try a high top bun for a ballerina-style look, or you do a lower more modest bun that rests on your neck.
5. Side Hawk
A relative of the faux hawk, the side hawk just has pinning on one side. This style tends to look more feminine than the faux hawk while also allowing you to showcase your fav earrings and keeping your hair out of your face.
The Eyes of Eve Fashion Guide: Pink Floral Lace Hoop Earrings February 24 2015
New York Fashion Week 2015: Year of Change February 19 2015
It's that glamours, glorious time of year again - New York Fashion Week! Fashion's biggest players took over the Big Apple to showcase their latest masterpieces and we loved EVERY minute of it. New York Fashion week has come a long way since it's beginnings as "Press Week" in 1943. This year marked three firsts for the fashion industry's biggest event, representing a wonderful shift in the acceptance of all forms of beauty.
These firsts included Fashion Week's first model with down syndrome, Actress Jamie Brewer, who ROCKED the runway at the Carrie Hammer show. You may recognize this red-headed beauty from her role on American Horror Story.
"Young girls and even young women ... (see me) and say, 'hey, if she can do it, so can I,' " Brewer told Today.com. "It's a true inspiration being a role model for any young women to (encourage them) in being who they are and showing who they are."
Brewer is truly a role model for so many young women and men too. She walked the runway wearing a beautiful black quarter sleeve collared dress which was specifically designed for her by designer Carrie Hammer. Hammer has been making strides with her Role Models Not Runway Models campaign, which highlights women who are making a difference in the world.
"I called up my existing clients who were all incredible women, and one of them happened to be a doctor and a sex therapist who happened to be in wheelchair," Hammer told Today.com. "It was never intended to be this incredible statement."
Winnie Harlow (a.k.a.Chantelle Brown-Young) was another amazing role model this year in the fashion industry (photo by Rex USA). You may recognize this beautiful bombshell from her start on America's Next Top Model, or one of her many modeling campaigns with Diesel and Desigual.
While the fashion industry as a whole has been making strides towards a less uniform idea of beauty, New York Fashion Week has traditionally still stuck to its mold. We love that Winnie is a role model for all girls, especially girls with vitiligo - a disease that causes the loss of skin color in blotches - and other skin disorders. Harlow's next goal? The cover of Vogue. We can't wait to see her there.
The Eyes of Eve Fashion Guide: Benko Unique Silk Hoop Earrings February 10 2015
How to Prepare for a Boudoir Photo Shoot February 10 2015
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and now is the perfect time for a boudoir photoshoot. Whether you are giving the photos as a gift, or just getting some badass pictures of yourself, a photoshoot is an empowering, fun experience. What makes the experience even better is being prepared! Check out some of our best tips on how to prepare for a boudoir photoshoot.
Boudoir is a style of photography that has been around for ages. The photoshoot usually takes place in a studio or bedroom and the model (that’s you!) dresses up in lingerie with excellent hair and makeup to boot. If you are thinking about giving it a try, here are some tips on how to prepare for a boudoir photo shoot!
- Pick the right photographer.
You want your photos to look natural and sexy, which is why choosing the right photog is key. You want someone who you feel comfortable around and that will give you good direction. Not all of us are natural models, so having someone who can direct you will make your shots come out better.
- Don’t spend too much of your budget on lingerie.
Definitely pick out some sexy pieces, but don’t get too crazy. You may want to have a few looks during the shoot, but be smart about it. Mix and match pieces and accessories. Reach out to your ladies and see if they have something you can borrow - that is the best deal of all ;) Oh, and don’t forget some sexy heels. Black is a good way to go so you can use with each look.
- Have someone do your hair and makeup.
This will really make a huge different during the boudoir photoshoot. Firstly, it will save a lot of time during the photo editing process. If your skin and hair is on point, the photographer will have less editing to do so you will get more bang for your buck. Secondly, looking sexy will make you feel confident during the shoot. You can get your makeup done for free at Mac and Benefit if you purchase $50 dollars worth of product. You could call your hair salon as many hairdressers can also do makeup application.
Make sure you drink a lot of water the week before your shoot. This will make your skin look amazing and well, water is good for you duh! Drink lots of water and get rest.
- Don’t forget hands and feet!
Make sure to give your hands and feet some love. A cute mani pedi will really tie the look together.
- Practice your poses.
It may feel silly, but spend at least an hour practicing your poses and looks in the mirror. You don’t want to show up to your shoot unprepared and photographers aren’t magicians so you have to do your part to get those steamy shots. Know your angles show you can take flattering pics. You can also do a quick Google or Pinterest search on boudoir photoshoots to get ideas and inspiration.
Now you have your photos, but how do you present them? Get creative! You could put them on a disc, make a video out of them or have them printed onto a coffee table-like book. You could also just have nice prints made and put them in a fancy envelope or folder. If you really wanna get next level, make a calendar so your sexiness can be enjoyed all year long.
Best Apps For Instagram Collages January 21 2015
Best Apps For Instagram Collages
Show off your products with these fun photo apps!
Instagram is a great social media platform for the fashion industry. Because Instagram is image based, it is perfect for sharing your brand with the world. Here is a list of our favorite collage-based app that helps showcase more than one product at once.
This app has so many great features and is definitely one of the best apps for Instagram collages. You can apply a filter, add text, and adjust border color, texture, width and curvature. The filter options are awesome and I like that you can add text (so I can add our company hashtag). This app is very easy to use, so if you aren’t a smart phone expert, you will still be able to make amazing images. Once your create your image, it is easy to save to your phone or share across several social media platforms.
Available on: iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows
So many layouts to choose from! However, in order to get them all, you have to upgrade for $0.99. Totally worth it though! One of my favorite features for this app was the image editing option. When you place the image in the collage, you have several options including cropping, adding text and editing brightness. This saved me a step because I often edit the images first in a photo editing app. The downside is that you have to pay another $0.99 to get border options and the app itself is not very user friendly.
Available on: iPhone, iPad,
Price: Free to $1.99
InstaCollage had very unique layouts I hadn’t see in the other apps I tested. There was also a good variety of options for adding and editing text on the images. I didn’t like the ad banners, but small price to pay for an easy-to-use, free app.
Available on: iPhone, iPad
Price: Free (get Pro version for free for a limited time)
This app had a very interesting feature. When you shake your phone, it will automatically create a collage based on the images in your phone. It wasn’t of much use to me in the moment as I had specific images to showcase, but that could be useful after a photoshoot when I have tons of images. The layout selection and feature selection were not very impressive and the app itself was spammy with lots of ads.
Available on: iPhone, iPad
The Art of Giving Back January 13 2015
Sometimes it is easy to forget to give back. This blog post is dedicated to giving back to our communities and people who need our help the most.
There are many ways to give back. In December, rockstar and a-lister Rihanna, hosted her first Diamond Ball - a black tie fundraising event benefiting The Clara Lionel Foundation. Founded in 2012, the Clara Lionel Foundation works to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts, and culture. Creative Director, Dee Kennedy, was fortunate to attend this event and it was amazing experience.
The star-studded event included guests such as Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Brad Pitt, Jimmy Kimmel, Tyrese, Salma Hayek and Ellen Pompeo, just to name a few. Rihanna was introduced by Brad Pitt and gave a stellar performance during the event. See some of my favorite pictures from the Diamond Ball below!
Dee Kennedy at The Diamond Ball 2014 by Slidely Slideshow
While you may not be able to throw you own black tie fundraiser, you can give back in many other ways. It could be as simple as signing a petition, or donating to your favorite charity. Even spreading the word on social media can be a huge help.
At The Eyes of Eve, one of our main goals is to give back, which is why we have built our business plan around providing jobs for women and artists all over the world. We are focused on correcting gender imbalance in the workplace by predominantly hiring and training women. We believe that investing in women is a path to peace and balance. We are happy to support the mission of Rihanna and the Clara Lionel Foundation. Together an agent for change.
All of our charity efforts are spearheaded by our fearless leader Dee Kennedy, who has worked in the non-profit sector for many years. Dee Kennedy, is an artist, actress, designer, musician and Living Dream Arts non-profit founder/director. Living Dream Arts, which is a pairing of the VAGABOOM! and Dreamtime Circus non-profits, brings interactive art programs and performances to youth and communities around the world. Through the sharing and teaching of different art forms, they inspire a sense of confidence, cross-cultural awareness and self-expression.
Over the years, Kennedy has created much needed jobs for local teachers and artists. To date, VAGABOOM! has provided free arts programming to thousands of youth in San Francisco, Oakland and the Bay Area, and has provided work for dozens of teachers and artists. She plans to continue providing jobs with The Eyes of Eve business model.
If you are interested in learning more, visit www.theeyesofeve.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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The Eyes of Eve Fall 2014 Video Look Book November 04 2014
The Eyes of Eve is a bespoke accessory line, envisioned and created in San Francisco. Check out our Fall 2014 styles in this amazing video lookbook made by Cameron Washington.
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Top 10 Photo Shoot Tips for a Sizzling Summer Shoot July 15 2014
Are you getting ready for a sizzling summer fashion shoot? Or maybe gearing up for your fall collection? Check out these top 10 photo shoot tips!
1. Come up with a game plan.
Before you do anything, come up with a general game plan. This can include dates, artistic direction, location ideas, materials and staff needs. Keep editing as you get farther along in the planning process. This will keep you organized.
2. Plan your looks in advance.
Things get hectic during a shoot. On a piece of paper (or maybe in your phone or iPad) write down each look you want to shoot. This should note the model, the clothes, shoes, accessories, hair styles, makeup and location or angle you are looking for. That way when things start getting crazy, everyone will be on the same page and you won't waste time explaining all the details to your team.
3. Confirm EVERYTHING.
Make sure to confirm with your models, photographers, makeup artists, assistants and whoever else is involved. Facebook groups are a great way to make sure everyone sees updates and the main details of the photo shoot. (how to make a Facebook group) You can also use a group texting feature or app!
4. Choose the right location.
A good location is a must. The location should be easy to maneuver, especially for the photographer. A location that allows for a variety of shots and angles is best. Also think about the elements. What if it rains or gets really windy? Are there power outlets, bathrooms or other things you will need access to? Also, the lighting is a huge factor. Have your photographer test the location before committing to it.
5. Details, details, details!
It is always good to have an assistant or friend do a final once over on the models before and during the shoot. Check that no tags, frays, fly away hairs, etc. are visible, as it will make the editing process much more difficult and possible more expensive.
6. Pump up your looks with professional hair and makeup.
This is a very important investment that will really help your photos pop. Hiring a makeup artist and/or hair stylist will ensure that your models are camera ready. They know how to apply makeup in a way that will look good on camera and it will also save you time when editing the photos.
7. Get several different shots.
Get close up shots that really show the detail of your products, maybe even a few variations. It is also good to have a lifestyle type shot that shows your customers how to use or wear the product. A good photographer will really pay off as they will know what shots to take and give good direction to your models.
8. Research your photographer.
Make sure you spend time talking or meeting with the photographer before the shoot. The look of the photos will have a lot to do with their personal style, so take the time to look at portfolios and samples. Also, set up a timeline so you know when you will have access to your photos.
9. Think social!
You are most likely going to use your photos for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and much more! Keep the dimensions of images for these sites so you can frame your shots in a way that transitions nicely. For example, it's good to take some horizontal shots that you can use for your cover photos. See example below.
10. Most importantly ... HAVE FUN!!!
Photo shoots are hard work and staying positive and having fun will keep your entire team in good spirits. Get good rest and make sure you have all the personal things you may need on a shoot, like snacks, water, etc.
To see more photos from this shoot, click HERE or follow us on Instagram - @theeyesofeve.