3.31.2010

Fresh Face- Lily Taylor

What Do You Think?: 
California's own Lily Taylor is a solid up and comer. She signed with IMG six years ago and was able to walk the Spring shows and was placed in a DKYN ad campaign. But she never seemed to pick up steam. She was let go and immediately picked up by VNY. Since she has walked Tory Burch, Baby Phat, Rachel Comey, Tracy Reese and Charlotte Ronson. She was then featured in Italian Vogue (pictured above) and modeled for Vera Wang. It looks like things are turning around and she may start making waves. Good luck Lily.
xo
MosaMuse

3.30.2010

In Shape- Boom Boom Brow Bar

What Do You Think?: 
Boom Boom Brow Bar is a waxing salon for men and women in NYC. The salon was created by Malynda Vigliotti, a former FIT student, who loves her brown symmetric and neat. Boom Boom Bar Brwon donates 1% of all sales to UNICEF, which is an added bonus to getting your brows in shape. Boom Boom Bar Brown is located on 7th ave between 12th and 13th. Check it out!
xo
MosaMuse

3.29.2010

Gloss- Glamour Magazine

What Do You Think?: 
Zoe Saldana graces the cover of Glamour Magazine. She looks beautiful wearing a sequined pink dress and smile. She's one of my favorite actresses and I am interested in seeing what she does after all of her sci fi films. I'm looking forward to something a bit more deep and rugged. But I'm loving what she's doing now and where she's headed.
xo
MosaMuse

3.26.2010

Hue- Go Green

What Do You Think?: 
Save money and help out the environment. Imagine using a vintage bike as an accessory to your vintage sun dress and straw floppy hat. Cute, right? Its a good way to keep your money in your pocket and keep harmful chemicals out the environment. I just have one favor- please keep the bikes cute. (haha) Vintage does not particularly mean the one you dug out from the back of the garage. You can even splurge on a really stylish one, and many designers are now putting their names on a few. Try it out and let me know how it goes... wear a helmet!
xo
MosaMuse

3.25.2010

All Naomi-Russian Vogue

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Russian Vogue let Naomi take over there issue! And its GREAT! You can never get enough of Naomi. Here are a few shots. As you know, she's MosaMuse's #1 fave model....ever! Go pick up a copy at a local Borders.
xo
MosaMuse

Spotlight- Tracy Reese

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The beautiful Tracy Reese is a MosaMuse favorite and one of the first black designers to successfully create her own line. Her first attempt at her own line was not able to sustain financially, but her second attempt soared beyond belief! She is a Detroit native and a designer who knows how to design for real women. Thank you Tracy for all your accomplishments!
xo
MosaMuse

Pink- Summer Fun

What Do You Think?: 
Guess what... you don't have to walk around looking like a slut to feel sexy. (Well, someone had to say it!) Feeling sexy depends on what your wearing underneath your clothes. Try finding some sexy our of the ordinary lingerie for the summer. Focus on lace and cut outs and most importantly, keep it your little secret! Try to go outside your typical route and check out La Petite Coquette, Town Shop, Azaleas and Agent Provocateur (all NYC) for the perfect fit.
xo
MosaMuse

3.24.2010

Head to The Valley

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I know a girl that has been going here for years (she's even featured on the website) so I'm sorry if I'm late with this post. But, if your in NYC go treat your nails to a Valley makeover. Everything is unique, fairly priced, and supercute! I know that this summer I'm going there each week to get new art. Check them out at Valleynyc.com and tell them 'MosaMuse' sent you *wink*.
xo
MosaMuse

3.23.2010

New Digs- Barbara Bui

What Do You Think?: 
Designer Barbari Bui is known for highly detailed, structured pieces. She designs clothing, handbags and shoes. She is one of my favorite designers, and I particularly love her shoes. Above is a picture of one of my favorite handbags that I think really represent the label. She's a MosaMuse favorite and probably now yours too...
xo
MosaMuse

3.22.2010

Rising- Austria Alcantara

What Do You Think?: 
I like this new up and coming Dominican model! MosaMuse stumbled on photos of Austria Alcantara, and have come to believe that we have a promising model. Shes is known for her hair and legs, but I think that they should push her distinguished brows as her signature feature. So far she has walked for Brian Reyes, Ports 1961, DKNY, Marchesa, Ferretti and Cynthia Rowley. She has also appeared in an Elle shoot. In only minutes until someone gets her onto a national campaign. Looking through her port she can go from vintage to glam. Best of luck Austria and keep up up to date.
xo
MosaMuse

Newcomer- Nathan Jenden

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Nathan Jenden is a burst of fresh color and style. His inspiration stems from bold 80's fashion, and he manages to pull it perfectly in this futuristic fashion period. His designs pop off the runway and give life to (what seemed to becoming) a very stale fashion season. I am very into following his career and seeing his next line of creations. Nathan Jenden's client list includes the beautiful Thandie Newton. Best of luck Nathan, and ladies keep him on your radar. By the way, his new eyewear with Swarovski is like candy!
xo
MosaMuse

3.18.2010

Organic Beauty Vixen- Go For The Glow

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I've tried many bronzers over the past year working to get that perfect glow without adding too much shine or coverage. I finally stumbled upon a great bronzer that I use every day to make my skin look radiant and healthy no matter how hard I partied the night before. Aveda's Uruku Bronzer in the Bossa Glow combination (other shades available) are sexy, talc-free, paraben-free, and developed with no synthetic pigments. This exceptional tool belongs in every woman’s makeup bag and is great when you want to achieve that 5 minute face when you have only 30 seconds to spare in the morning. Use the petite, cruelty-free, tag-along bronzer brush and lightly sweep across your t-zone and get yours at www.aveda.com.


*Organic Beauty Vixen posts are written by Sherrell Dorsey. Check out Sherrell's post every Thursday

3.17.2010

Apprentice- Selita Eubanks

What Do You Think?: 
Model Selita Eubanks is currently on Celebrity Apprentice. Shes a Caymanian model discovered at an amusement park. This Victoria Secret Model is set to show her brains in hopes of winning money for her charity. Good Luck Selita!
xo
MosaMuse

3.16.2010

Fresh Face- Daniela de Jesus

What Do You Think?: 
Daniela de Jesus is a Mexican born model who gt her start in catalogues. She has since signed with Major and New York. Her big break was in an Italian Vogue editorial. She was then feature on the cover of Italian Maxim. She has walked for Ralph Rucci, Marchesa and Vena Cava. She also became the subject of two Bruce Weber shoots, for Abercrombie and Italian Vogue. Lets see where she goes next...
xo
MosaMuse

Hidden- Designer LaQuan Smith

What Do You Think?: 
Designer LaQuan Smith is on the rise. His designs have been seen on Gaga and Rihanna among many others. Most notably, Andre Leon Talley noted Smith's collection as his fave of the season. That basically means Vogue is a step around the corner. But more importantly, hes being mentioned on MosaMuse today (haha). Being around LaQuan, you can tell that he fully embraces the art of fashion and will be a major player in it. His designs are where your attention needs to be.
xo
MosaMuse

3.15.2010

Pink- Pout

What Do You Think?: 
My new favorite color for this season is coral. Play with this color with turquiose accessories and bright whites. I personally love the contrast between deep dark liner an mascara with bright and cheerful gloss. This will be a great look to start of the spring season!
xo
MosaMuse

The Biz- Tommy Hilfiger

What Do You Think?: 
Tommy Hilfiger's brand was sold for 3 million dollars. How can you forget that logo? To me it was an 'All-American' brand that got its exposure from exploited black youth. This of course, is a personal opinion... shared by many. To his credit, Hilfiger has maintained brand consistency throughout the years and has become a wardrobe staple to many. He continues to keep his fashion shows pretty diverse, this year his clothes were featured on Black and Asian models. I personally was never allowed to wear his clothes, but I know many people who would have killed for Tommy 'gear'. His brand just sold for 3 billion, how much is in your bank account? Start owning!
xo
MosaMuse

3.11.2010

Organic Beauty Vixen- Luscious Nails

What Do You Think?: 
De-winterize your nails this spring with luscious colors from Sephora’s new polish line by OPI. The line of tantalizing nail lacquers are easy-budget-buys for any fashionista looking to spice up her look without a big commitment. I picked up Ocean Love last week on my last visit to the popular beauty haven. Color offerings include witty titles like Leaf Him at the Altar, Too Good for Him and Worth my Weight. There’s enough of a spectrum to switch up your flair from Spring until Fall. Best of all, it’s Toluene, Formaldehyde and DBP-free, which is always a plus. Fashionable and non-toxic get yours at www.Sephora.com.
xo
MosaMuse

*Hey Musers, if you didn't check in last week. 'Organic Beauty Vixen' posts will be posted every Thursday by Sherrell Dorsey. She loves everything organically beautiful. Show her your love!*

3.10.2010

MosaMuse Salutes- TLC

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MosaMuse want to take time out to salute one of the best groups to date, TLC. Their Crazy.Sexy.Cool movement appealed to a bit of everyone. Their CrazySexyCool album is one you can pop in any day, any year, and it still feels like the very first time. They were iconic and instrumental in broadening the appeal of our music beyond all barriers. From condom eyewear to water creations, TLC was ever evolving and always appealing. Thank you ladies for your work and may Left Eye rest in peace.
xo
MosaMuse

Spotlight- Chanel

What Do You Think?: 
Chanel fashion shows are always known for being extreme. This year, they decided to create a fake glacier and have everyone walk around looking like beasts. It was kind of cool. Some looks were wearable and others were simply editorial, but over it looked like a great show. Here's a still of one of the more wearable pieces of the bunch.
xo
MosaMuse

3.09.2010

Flashback Iconic- Alvin Ailey

What Do You Think?: 
A diamond was formed by coal. All of the struggles of his past led to the creation of Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre in 1958. His early life was plagued with racists attacks and fear. But when Alvin Ailey found dance, he found an instrument to break barriers. His dance company is known as the "cultural ambassador to the world", and revolutionized the roles of African-Americans in dance. He is a pioneer and legend and his legacy lives on beyond his years. He shows that the obstacles you overcome in your early years can create a masterpiece later on.
xo
MosaMuse

Hidden- Painter Zaza Acevedo

What Do You Think?: 
Zaza Acevedo is an artist that needs to be known. I stumbled into her gallery very randomly this afternoon to learn that this up and comer was having a showcase this Thursday. I will get back to you with the exact address, but I want to say is on 18th and 8th ave (nyc). You should put it on your calendar as a must stop by. Her medium of choice is paint. And above is a painting of herself titled 'bathing enthusiast'. Great work, right?

3.08.2010

Collision- Jean Paul Gaultier + Target

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Want Jean Paul Gaultier on plastic hangers with affordable prices? I know you do! Visit your local target to buy the latest in JPG. As you already know, hes a MosaMuse fave and its a great brand to join with Target. A few of his items are already sold out of stock so this is a must do by mid week if you want to snatch something cute (and in your right size). Let me know how it goes!
xo
MosaMuse

3.07.2010

Oscar Style

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Tom Ford, Zoe Saldana, Zoe and Lenny Kravitz, Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Lopez and Gabourey looked amazing! Both Zoes take the cake.

3.06.2010

Saturday Stroll- Urban Zen

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Earlier this week I stopped into an amazing store. Little did I know it was Donna Karen's charity's store front called Urban Zen. The clothes are absolutely amazing! They are comfortable, plush and beautifully designed. Urban Zen Foundation, a public charity, to raise awareness and inspire change. This is Donna Karen's privately owned charity. The director an associates at the store were beyond amazingly informative and gracious. Take a stroll by 705 Greenwich Street NYC today to get inspired and give to inspire others.
xo
MosaMuse

3.04.2010

Organic Beauty Vixen- Food for your Hair

What Do You Think?: 
Intelligent Nutrients is the latest and greatest project from the founder of hair and skincare line Aveda. You can find an array of fabulous (and edible) hair and body products powered by plants. I fell in love with the hair and scalp treatment oil to help manage and protect my hair from dryness during the winter. This petro-chemical-free oil helps smooth and soften hair, adds sheen and reduces frizz with certified-organic ingredients like job, kernel and other plant-based emollients. Don't fret! It's safe for color treated hair as well. Pick yours up at www.intelligentnutrients.com and keep your hair hydrated all winter long.
xo
MosaMuse

*The writer of the new "Organic Beauty Vixen" post is writer Sherrell Dorsey. Sherrell is a studying aesthetician and journalist. She has a passion for everything organically beautiful. Check for her posts every Thursday. Show her love!*

3.03.2010

Hidden- Tia Dantzler

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Make up artist Tia Dantzler's artistry can be seen on the faces of Jennifer Hudson, President Obama and Maxwell among many others. Her work can be seen in GQ, Essence and on Avon's national campaign. MosaMuse was instrumental in connecting Tia with Elle Magazine and she will be featured in their May issue discussing Green Products. Tia is a talented make up artist with a delightful personality. She began her career as her own agent and was recently signed to the B. Lynn Group. She's loved for her "Tia Tips" tweets, and will soon publish a book on the make-up and beauty industry. For booking information please contact her agency, the B. Lynn Group. Above is a photo of her work courtesy of Tia.
xo
MosaMuse

3.02.2010

Collision- Pig Meets Monster

What Do You Think?: 
I may actually watch the muppets movie because Ms. Piggy is gonna have a little 'gaga' running through her blood. As NY Mag first reported, the new Muppet movie is coming out and Ms. Piggy will be fashioned after Gaga. Its very cute considering GaGa's most memorable (and attention-getting) moment was get dressed like Kermit. Lets see if they put her in McQueen!
xo
MosaMuse

3.01.2010

Edit- Electric Shock

What Do You Think?: 

Less than 16% of the models who walked in NY fashion week were non white. Are you surprised? Probably not. But it is important to note. Non white models (and non white people as a whole) are under represented in the fashion industry. This is very unfortunate for models and designers, but it is also unfortunate for the young, non white, girls who love fashion. These women don't get to see anyone like them in these magazines which most likely means that they question not only their beauty but their relevance in society. Where do they fit in? I created this blog, which will soon transform into a complete site, for women of all races who like fashion. My mission is to help young women develop their passion and their place in this world. This site will expand beyond fashion, beyond just the U.S, and beyond my imagination.
xo
MosaMuse