Kolor Me Kardashian

MyOwnJudge - Kim KardashianKim Kardashian is infamous for stellar red carpet ensembles, but her makeup has often been one note, in that it normally consists of sky high lashes, bronzer, and a smokey eye.

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The media darling sashayed down the red carpet for the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in a subdued look (though with a killer dress as always). While the lashes are threatening to take flight as always, there is far less bronzer or eye shadow present. Just even coverage and the softest peach/coral blush. Call me a fan.
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Hollywood Is Dead

MyOwnJudgeHollywood took a digital sacrifice for World AIDS Day, benefiting the Keep A Child Alive charity today as the big names declared their social media accounts dead. Twitter accounts for Serena Williams, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, etc. are mum until they reach their goal of a million dollars in donations.

So far, there are a bit over $60,000 on the BuyLife site. You can donate online or by texting ‘BuyLife’ or any of the celebs names to 90999 (Kim for Kim Kardashian, Alicia for Alicia Keys, Janelle for Janelle Monae, etc.).

Though a worthy cause, it leaves me wondering, if some people would delay donations for several days of Twitter chatter silence. Don’t let those temptations keep you from adding your voice to supporting the cause though.

How are you making a change on World AIDS Day?

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Travel Comfortable In Style

MyOwnJudgeThe holidays mark many a season. There’s the cold front knocking at most doors, the rush for gift shopping, the food gluttony (no? Just me then), and of course – the traveling!

Holidays are great for traveling deals, seeing sights unseen at other times of the year (when else will you see the Rockettes perform?), the kids are on vacation, see family, and well – it’s travel, so you don’t need a million reasons, do you? With the onslaught of airport security demands though, you’re in for a fun ride. From succumbing to checks of your luggage, minimizing your liquid products, and letting security cop a feel only allowed on the third date or later, you really have to mentally prepare yourself for the experience.

I’m always amazed when people come dressed to the nines at an airport. Sure, some people are going straight somewhere off the plane, or are coming from, but don’t they have a cozy pair of something to change into? Do people know that at high altitudes, their body parts may bloat, and they might feel a tug of their mini skirt, or discomfort in their too tight pants? What about the hour it will take to take off their pull up boots (just me again)? Best yet – what about that jog they need to make to get to the plane on time in platforms?

Such was the mindset when I saw photos of Kim Kardashian checking in her luggage for a flight. Above the knee boots (and heels at that)? Not I said the blog editor.MyOwnJudgeSome travel tips to be comfortable on the go:
Stay Low to the Ground
Yes you heard me. Land that airplane and pack a pair of flats or two – how difficult (and time consuming) is it to wiggle out of high boots or heels? Plan to cut it close to liftoff? Maybe sneakers are your best bet. Invest in No Tie Shoelaces to be able to make the removal and redressing process easy. No wasting time for bending down to tie ’em! Wearing flats? Remember to pack/wear socks! When you hit that airport floor barefoot and wonder what kind of germ is waiting to attack your sole (guilty) you’ll learn your lesson once and for all.

Keep It In Your Bag
That metal detector will find everything you forgot and everything you thought you remembered. Prior to the flight, stash everything in your bag instead of your pockets to prevent that “oh this!! I forgot I had this in my pocket” moment.

Plastic is Fantastic
Keep a ziploc bag handy in your bag just in case. Women are especially guilty of forgetting that the mascara, lip gloss, or mini perfume in their handbag is actually liquid and can risk saying goodbye to their favorite Chanel Inimitable Mascara (yet again guilty). If you want to save money on the obnoxious prices for food, you can also carry an empty bottle to fill with fountain water once you pass the checkpoint (but most people consider it too much an inconvenience).

Remember to keep your identification and flight materials in one spot, if you’re packing heavy in your carry-on, pick a bright colored passport case or wallet so that you can spot it without a ten minute search. Make use of the internet to check into your flight before you leave, and even check baggage if you can. A tip I learned from watching some late night television has been to use a work address on your luggage tag so as not to alert thieves of your address while you’re away. Blankets and pillows for a long flight are most recommended, as are snacks. That’s just what I have learned among a few flawless (and much more flawed) travels.

What tips have you learned along the way?

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Shoulder Pads Not Required

MyOwnJudgeThe one shoulder trend is nowhere near new, nor ‘something old’ either. A trend that will forever add flavor by embellishment, color blocking, or just fabric, has given way to one arm fashion piece creativity. Wear whatever you like and reach for that sleeve, one arm shrug, or piece. Guess the verdict is out on the definitive name, too.

The snowball has slowly started picking up speed as Kim Kardashian sported a one arm shrug not long ago, followed by Willow Smith with a buckled piece (with drama all it’s own) at the American Music Awards.

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MyOwnJudgeThe style surely has a standout quality – but is it for the best? Personally, it calls on far too many visions of a pirate with a parrot on his shoulder. Just me?

What’s your take on it?

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Beach Bunnies Galore

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Beach Bunny Swimwear have taken over the aquatic market. Okay, they may not be a huge empire or a household name, but they got all the Kardashian sisters creating collections (check out Kim‘s, and Kourtney‘s) as well as Sports Illustrated model Irina Shayk. Kim recently did a Barbarella inspired shoot (also the inspiration for her capsule line) to promote her line and no word on whether Kourtney will do one based on her Bridgette Bardot inspiration (or if Khloe will get her own line!), but I’m more into Irina‘s shoot.

Photo Credit: Phun

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Which line do you like most?

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There is No New Black

MyOwnJudgeAlmost every ‘it’ color has experienced a period of time when it was proclaimed to be the new black. Bright hues, duller variations, everything has had it’s day, but black? Black is an everlasting constant. No matter when and where someone may announce a color as the new black, black itself never loses it’s place or recognition.

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As fall is rapidly threatening to transform into winter any day now, the flimsy bright fabrics that were a summer staple flap in the wind as the temperatures drop. Longer sleeves and sturdier fabrics like wool are warranted. The lucky fashionistas closer to the equator probably don’t ever have to worry about significant drops, but closets feel it universally.

When the weather switches, collections often take a turn to darker tones for fabrics. Black is frowned upon in the summer because of it’s propensity to attract sunlight and thus, heat, but in the colder months, well – that’s optimal! But how do you stand out in a sea of black pantsuits and dresses? It’s all in the details. Whether you want an architectural twist with sharp angles and nips in unexpected places (see Kourtney above, or Eva below), or you’re more of a shine girl with belts and sequins (Khloe, Kim, Olivia), the standout feature is the detail on the outfit. The contrast of one detail to the other is what draws the eye to the outfit (and the pretty face rockin’ it!). If your outfit lacks details, but is warm and/or slimming (as black garments often are), make up for it with some killer accessories.MyOwnJudgeEva Longoria-Parker was showing some serious leg at the European MTV Awards, while the Kardashian sisters battled the chilly weather in New York for the launch of their Northeast Dash addition.

Both divas adhered to the rule of showing skin on one half of the body and covering up the opposite, but with a twist. The dresses have peekaboo backs, with sheer insets. The best about baring so much leg is the elongated effect you have when pairing the short length with sky high heels. You could even take a page from Eva‘s book and add some serious gold shimmer or a bronzer to the front of your legs for even more attention and definition.

With that said, I’d like to know who rocked the black mini dress better. Was it Eva with the satin shine and updo or Kim with the sequin number and casual long locks (even longer than usual, too!)?MyOwnJudgeA closer look at the makeup. The two rocked similar looks, though Eva‘s contains more gold in the powder and the gloss, whereas Kim‘s has more of a peach undertone on the cheeks. The lashes are also different, with Kim rocking her signature all over, extra lash.

Who wins in your book; Eva or Kim?

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Kim Kardashian has a bit of a Blond streak

Kim Kardashian Prestige CoverKim Kardashian has been gracing cover after cover and getting product deals left and right. Before you confuse the introduction for jealousy, understand this – I admire the gal y’all. Each and every day she graces the advertisements and mailboxes I think that her marketing team is flawless and that she is a hell of a business. Let me get some of that Kardashian stock!

Her latest cover of Prestige magazine in Hong Kong has her smoldering looks front and center between two nekked gentlemen. Her outfit caught my attention. I didn’t need to get the details of the photo shoot (check out the post on her blog). I realized the fab bodice with plenty attitude was from The Blonds. A fashion show I had the privilege of attending last season. The styles were beyond gorgeous and I’m ashamed to say I didn’t do an adequate post on MOJ about it. What better time to exhibit them than as a warm up to a new Fashion Week season?

Magazine Cover Image Credit: Hollywood Life

The Blonds A/W 2010

The Blonds A/W 2010

The Blonds A/W 2010
The hair styles were beyond fabulous! They had braided backs and blond flips at the top. I was in love!

The Blonds A/W 2010
Fierce fashion calls for fierce makeup.

The Blonds A/W 2010
The model – resting.

The Blonds A/W 2010

The Blonds A/W 2010

The Blonds A/W 2010
As gorgeous as these are – they weigh a lot!

The Blonds A/W 2010

The Blonds A/W 2010

The Blonds A/W 2010

The Blonds A/W 2010

The Blonds A/W 2010

The Blonds A/W 2010

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