Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Posh Style! Why You Should be Wearing Red


Red. It is certainly not a color you wear when you're feeling shy. Wear red when you want to be noticed. The color of stop signs, bombshell's lips, of anger, of extreme heat--so you get it right. Red is power. Strike your pose. Stay Posh!







images via: I'm Currently Obsessed; pinterest;

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Posh Style! The Power of Leopard and How to harness It


Let's make power moves...

As I was pondering just what to write about for Farfetch.com's inspirational Style Guide https://www.farfetch.com/uk/style-guide --I literally swooned (out loud) when I saw this article (https://www.farfetch.com/uk/style-guide/trends-subcultures/leopard-prints-how-to-pull-off-the-look/).

Coincidentally, I'd just posted one of my favorite quotes from Jenna Lyon's on my Societe Urbane insta account. Kismit. 

Leopard is truly one of my favorite prints.  While I am prone to wearing black, white and grey neutrals--I will, as I've noted in the past, rock a dope print in a heartbeat.  Leopard is not always easy to pull off without looking ehhh shall we say cheap?  The print, fabric and shoe choice are infinitely key in pulling this look off--that is in case your goal is to look cheap albeit ironically so --in which case more power--do you.  

Leopard's origins are marked in the past as a fabric symbolic of luxury, power and exotic locales. A signifier of power and wealth (can someone say posh?). It also became a signature symbol of rebelliousness (I'm with it!). And now as it were and the article states, "contemporary designers can’t get enough" and "these days, it can be practically considered a neutral"  Well in that case...




I pulled a few of my favorite dreamy options from Farfetch.com.  Check out their Style Guide for more style inspiration. Stay Posh!


Dsquared2 Leopard print Bra--for your sheerest white tee.



For the date night win--Cavalli obviously





D & G Pajama pants (classic and yet on trend)


Streetstyle image via: Pinterest

Friday, April 7, 2017

Posh Beauty! Friday Face: LXMI-- Proves Nature Always Wins

Public service announcement.  Try this. 

I got sucked into one of those sketch FB ads that offer free samples with shipping.  I was in a "why not" kind of mood. Plus, this was also how I snagged a pair of my favorite leggings.  


Anyhoo, I entered my "in case of spam" internet alias and alternate address.  Glad I did.  Natural luxe beauty products.  I'm with it.  Clean skin as normal. Apply. Results: Moisturizing, not too heavy (don't over apply) and super soft skin. And it's natural!


As I get a little older, I'm getting quite par-ticular about what goes in and on my body.  If I can't pronounce it...it doesn't go in or on.   The only current exception is my NARs addiction. Don't judge me.  Anyway check this out.  Stay Posh!




LXMI, pronounced luxe-me, was founded after Leila Janah (founder) had a chance discovery of Nilotica, LXMI's signature ingredient, at a market in Uganda. She was astounded by the rare butter's ability to transform her moisture-deprived, overly-traveled skin from lackluster to luminous. Btw LXMI is named after the founder's favorite Hindu goddess, whose four hands are thought to represent prosperity, liberation, morality, and love – two giving hands and two receiving hands. Get into it! 



The brand is committed to three distinct brand tenets:
  • Pure, rare ingredients from unique terroir

  • Going beyond charity to provide work for women, and

  • Natural and organic botanicals, often safe-enough-to-eat

Their Core beliefs are pretty awesome as well.  
  • The way we treat our skin – and people – matters.
  • Work is at the core of human dignity.
  • Giving work is the ultimate solution to global poverty.
Anyway there's more background on their site www.lxmi.com 


For the record I received NADA for this post.  But should the beauty Gods be listening I would gladly accept a gift of their balm and report back. 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Posh Style! Spring : 5 Cool Looks For Those About That Fashion Life




Need. Want. Buy. Get them in your closet. Stay Posh!


Massive Trench



Raw Hem; High-Waist Denim



Tribal Accessories
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Metallic Skirt


Mirrored Sunnies (again)


images via: LACIC, SOB, Pinterest

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday Face! Natural MakeUp Looks to Try

Au naturel... Face oil on clean clear skin, tinted moisturizer, bronzer/light blush, concealer, (shadow as and if needed), mascara, light gloss. Hands down one of the best looks.  

Less makeup--won't age you, it let's your natural beauty shine and won't frighten anyone when they finally see you without your "face." Ha.  But no--seriously. Stay Posh!








Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday Face! Black like Night


Magic.  Wouldn't have it any other way, despite what you say.  #trumpcard  #whywemarch Stay Posh!















Images: via Shades; pinterest


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Posh Style! Bits and Bobs



Unique trumps the herd. Every. Single.Time.  Stay Posh!






societeurbane






















images via: LAcoool; bfast@zara; societeurbane