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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!


The Eyes of Eve Fashion Guide: Benko Unique Silk Hoop Earrings February 10 2015

 Benko Unique Silk Hoop Earrings

 

We are mixing things up a bit! Check out The Eyes of Eve Style Guide each week to see the hottest and best designs and products from the Bay Area!
This week we want to feature our amazing designer BENKO! He designed a beautiful, unique collection of hoop earrings that we LOVE. Each pair of unique hoop earrings are one-of-a-kind and made from quality silks. We love the colors in this funky pair!
We also want to shout out to the Floss Gloss ladies for killing it in the nail game! All of their colors are amazing, but we picked out the Gemini nail kit to go with these silk hoop earrings. They got their start in the Bay Area and now have taken over the world! Visit their site to find out what stores are near you! 

How to Prepare for a Boudoir Photo Shoot February 10 2015

How To Prepare for a Boudoir Photo Shoot

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!

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.


  1. How to Prepare for a Boudoir Photo Shoot 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.
  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Presentation!

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.

How to Prepare for a Boudoir Photo Shoot
Unique hoop earrings by the Eyes of Eve.
 
- Dark Green Lace Hoop Earrings (image 2)

Best Apps For Instagram Collages January 21 2015

Best Apps For Instagram Collages

Show off your products with these fun photo apps!

Best Apps For Instagram Collages

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.

Diptic 

Best Apps for Instagram Collages - Pic Collage

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

Price: $0.99

Best Apps for Instagram Collages - Pic Collage  
This app allows you to pull images directly from the internet. I liked this feature because it prevents my phone from getting overloaded with saved pics eating up my memory. I didn't find myself using them, but you could add a large variety of stickers to your pics. There were not many options for modifying the borders and they didn’t have as many layout options.
Available on: iPhone, iPad, Android
Price: Free

Pic Stitch 

Best Apps for Instagram Collages - Pic Stitch

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 Pro 

Best Apps for Instagram Collages - InstaCollage Pro

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)

Framatic 

Best Apps for Instagram Collages - Framatic

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

Price: Free


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.


Promotion: Free gift wrap for November purchases! November 04 2014

Heading home for the holidays? Don't forget to bring your loved ones a little gift ;) This month, get free Eyes of Eve gift wrap on all earrings purchased! 

Free gift wrap