Last Minute Halloween Costumes with your Nudy

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You may have left your costume until last minute, leaving you frantically running around trying to find something fun, appropriate and a little out of the ordinary! Don’t worry Nudy Patooty has put together 3 easy costume ideas with some of your favourite Nudy’s.

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Get this look

Nudy Patooty – Lace Cap Sleeve
Modcloth – Red Midi Skirt
Minnie Mouse Makeup

A crowd favourite, Minnie Mouse is family appropriate and super easy to whip up. Grab your Lace Cap Sleeve Nudy and a red skirt (get creative with what you have here!) 

Next you will need a headband – something in black will work best. Grab some construction paper or white paper and a sharpie, cut 2 ears with a square on the bottom allowing you to glue them to the headband. Fold the square over the headband and either tape or glue in place.

The makeup for this costume is simple, use black eyeliner and draw a little heart on your nose and for the lip you want that red lipstick you never get to wear! 

Voila, Minnie Mouse is ready for Halloween!

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Get this look

Michael Kors – Trench Coat 
Nudy Patooty – Signature Seamless
Nordstrom – Converse Chuck Taylor

This costume is one for the kid-free party! We are throwing it back to the classic neighbourhood flasher in the trench coat.

Another excuse to wear your beloved Trench, is an opportunity we will take! Throw on your Signature Seamless in Nude under the trench coat and button it up from the bottom to your waist, securing the belt in place.

Make sure your bottom is short enough not to show below the hem of the jacket (after all you are a flasher!) 

A casual sneaker is the ideal comfy shoe for this look, or dress it up and pair it with a heeled boot or high heel. 

When walking around make sure you occasionally “flash” people by pulling open your jacket! The nude undershirt will have people second glancing!

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Get this look

Nudy Patooty – Reversible Tank Top
Lululemon – Wunder Under Pant
Amazon – Leg Warmers and Sweatband

The Aerobics Teacher will have you on the dance floor all night long! Pull your leggings from your workout bag and put on your Reversible Tank Top as the base of the costume.

Your accessories will be what takes this costume next level. Think bright, colourful, obnoxious and over the top! These neon leg warmers from Amazon have next day delivery and will keep you extra warm while out for the night. Find a scrunchie or a sweatband for your head to keep you cool as you bust a move on the dance floor. For your feet, grab your gym shoes and call it a night!

Happy Halloween!

Nudy Patooty xo

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What I’m Reading: 10 Habits to Break for a More Productive Work Day

It can be hard to stay on your A-Game 24/7, meaning we can sometimes slip up and let our bad habits get the best of us. There’s nothing wrong about that, you just want to make sure that it isn’t becoming too frequent. These are our top bad habits from Entrepreneur’s 10 Bad Habits to Break.

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Surfing the Internet

Believe it or not, it takes 15 minutes for our brains to be able to switch between tasks and re-focus. So those quick minute scans of random sites on the web, are not helping you at all. Instead, finish the task at hand, and reward yourself with 15 minutes of web browsing!

Notifications.

When our phone lights up, or our inboxes chime, we get a buzz of excitement (if only for a split second!) However, these little flashes take immediately take your attention away from what you should be doing, and leave your mind partially distracted until you have checked said notification. Instead, turn off your notifications and designate a specific time to check all your notifications – and catch up.

Saying “Yes”

We have been told numerous times to say yes to an opportunity when it comes our way. But saying yes to everything can become a waste of your time, and prevent you from focusing on things that really matter. Learning when it is best to say “No” will not only allow you to spend your time and attention on things that really matter, but it has been proven to decrease stress levels and help you take self-control.

Office Gossip

We thought we left that bad habit in middle school, but more often than not we are part of office gossip. There are too many interesting people and conversations to be part of, to worry about “somebody else’s personal or professional faux pas.”

Putting Off Until Later

If you don’t know Nike’s  slogan, here’s a refresher: (which for your sake I hope you do!) “Just do it!” Coined by them in 1988, it is a great motivator and reminder to live in the moment and do it now. In the work field, there are so many times that we will put off a specific task or idea until we know we will succeed. This bad habit is preventing you from so many learning experiences and opportunities.

Read all 10 Bad Habits…

Life Changer Hack: Eliminate Puffy Eyes Once and For All

Waking up with puffy or dark undereye’s is never fun, it adds extra time to your morning routine as you wait for them to calm down or to cover up, both slowing you down! What you thought could only be caused by lack of sleep and exhaustion, is actually a lie you have been telling yourself for years.

Treat your puffy eyes and dark circles differently: Puffy eyes need to be drained of the extra fluid while dark under eyes need the blood vessels constricting to prevent a build up of blood in the undereye.

Seasonal allergies can also be a contributing factor to puffy eyes, often caused by constant rubbing of the eyes. Keeping your hands away from your face (more importantly your eyes) can help prevent swelling and redness of the eyes.

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  1. Crawford Street Natural Skincare
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  3. Lush

Moisturizer should be your BFF. The skin under your eyes is much thinner than the rest of your face, “more prone to dryness [and] flaking”  (Sweet.com), so choosing creams intended for eyes will help prevent dark under eyes and puffiness while you sleep. While anti-inflammatory products will help with puffiness and promote skin elasticity to prevent wrinkles.

People Doing Good: Turning Scraps into Fashion

It is no secret that the fashion industry produces mass amounts of waste during overseas production. Cambodian designer for Tonlé is trying to decrease the amount of production waste, by taking fabric scraps and turning those into a collection of ready-to-wear pieces.

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Working specifically with Cambodian factories and markets, Tonlé travels around buying scraps and fabric remanents from other designer waste and uses it as the base for her own collection.

During production, of the Tonlé collection, larger pieces of fabric get dyed and sewn into dresses and tops. While the smaller scraps get “handwoven into yarn and knit into new fabrics” Huffington Post.

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See more of the Tonlé Collection here…

Nudy Patooty xx

How to be a Boss Lady

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Fall is upon us and the cooler weather approaches. Meaning it is just about time to break out the sweaters and oversized jackets.

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Shop this look:

Mango – Knit Sweater 
Nudy Patooty – Signature Seamless Nudy 
Zara – Heeled Bootie 
Aritzia – Black Trouser 
Loewe – Camel Wrap Coat (similar) 

Boss Lady essentials goes as follows:

Let’s start with outerwear. A structured wool coat never hurt anybody. It is great to have this staple in a neutral colour so you can wear it throughout fall and even winter months.  The structured silhouette allows for a guaranteed sophisticated look with minimal effort. The high-waisted trousers provides an unexpected twist with it’s asymmetrical front. A Boss Lady takes pride in the little details. Forest Green is one of fall’s hottest colours.  This is a subtle way to add a pop of colour into your outfit. All of this layering can be quite warm, so don’t forget to wear your favourite Nudy Patooty undershirt to protect you from any embarrassing stains and help keep you focusing on the job!

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Shop this look:

Michael Kors – Wrap Blouse 
Nudy Patooty – Crop Top Nudy 
Jimmy Choo – Leather Heeled Bootie 
Pallas – Satin Trim Trouser 
Astraet – Navy Wool Coat 

If you are a fan of structure, then this second look is perfect for you. Don’t settle for just one statement piece, instead go for an entire outfit. If you haven’t already invest in a quality pair of tailored trousers. A clean and effortless style will quickly become an item you will find yourself constantly reaching for, as well as make you feel like your best you in! For your shirt, mix it up a bit. Ditch the button ups and go for something with a bit more detail and form to it. This Michael Kors wrap shirt is as versatile as your classic white button ups, but instead it won’t leave you matching with 50% of the office. Remember when layering a Nudy under your white shirts to go for a nude colour, to keep the Nudy hidden and your White’s looking their best. 

Outerwear and accessories are next, and with these, there is no point holding back. A heeled bootie is the perfect shoe to walk you through fall and into the cooler days of winter. Look for something with a wider heel, so you can be on our feet all day and still rock it like a boss lady! A collarless coat, helps keep your outfit looking streamlined and put together. It also takes the pain away of having to match necklines or worrying about layering collars.

Have a look in your wardrobe and see what makes you feel like a boss lady and your best, and start to invest in similar wardrobe pieces to make sure every day, you feel like your best boss lady!

Nudy Patooty

 

 

 

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What I’m Reading: Could you be a Victims of Social Media Flaunting?

Paris Fashion week this year had a different story to tell when Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint from her hotel room. However, when the public decided to voice their opinions on the matter, many were quick to point fingers and blame her constant use of Social Media and flaunting as the trigger to the issue.

With social media we are constantly reminded that once we hit post, it will out there for the world to see! However, so often we forget about revealing our locations in posts that can be easily grabbed from Snapchat Geofilters, Instagram Location tags and Facebook Checkins. They are things that we just add on the regular, without thinking about the dangers that could be associated with these. As well as sharing our belongings with our followers. How often do you see someone on Instagram share a picture of their new purse or car, or on Snapchat show some will show videos of the money they got for their birthdays. Its small things like this, that in the immediate moment seem perfectly safe to post, until something like a gunpoint robbery makes you think differently.

Life Changer Hack: Become the Master at Hosting 

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As we welcome in the season of holidays, and what seems to feel like none stop dinner parties and small gatherings, let’s start it off right by learning the key tricks to being a stress-free host.

Julie, a food blogger from The Little Kitchen has had her fair share of hosting guests for the holiday season. She understands the stress and exhaustion that comes with and has shared her key tricks on how to make sure everything goes smooth and problem free right from the start.

  1. Make a Plan

    You may not be a planner, or organized even! But to help the day run smoothly, Julie suggests making a game plan; from what you are serving to who is coming. This will help with planning your meals and grocery shopping so you have a clear sense of how much you need to make and how long things will take to cook. A game plan will allow you to work backward from your serving time, to determine when you need to start cooking each part of the meal to how long it is going to take to cook.

  2. Make things ahead of time

    When you can, meal prep. This isn’t something that’s just for the workweek to make evenings better, it can also help make your dinner parties more fun for you. Some desserts like pies and cobblers can be made ahead of time, frozen and then all you need to do is toss them in the oven to bake. For vegetables, peel them and prep them the night before or even a few days before to save you time the day of.

  3. Ask for Help

    Most often your guests will offer to bring a dish over, and as a host, we immediately want to say “no, don’t worry about it I have everything covered”, which more times than not it isn’t the case. When your guests arrive, feel free to delegate tasks around as well. Believe it or not, it can be difficult to be cooking the dinner, setting the table and serving drinks at the same time. Instead, get someone to man the drinks and restock the bar, while someone else is helping set the table.

  4. Not everything has to be homemade

    With enough practice and hosting experience, you will learn what is worth your time on making from scratch, and what is worth spending $6 on at the grocery store to save you 3 hours of time! What you can buy, do and spend the time on you save being the great host you are!

  5. Prep the night before

    Finding serving dishes and plates can sometimes be tricky, especially if you keep them in storage for 3/4 of the year! The night before your dinner party lay everything out and make sure you have enough serving platters and bowls for all your dishes and guests. This will also help speed up the process for serving your meals and laying the table.

 

People Doing Good: The Pink Tax Strikes Again 

This time in our very own city; Toronto, Canada. Local coffee shop Tokyo Smoke Cafe made the pink tax an obvious reality for customers and bluntly exclaimed the difference in pricing between men and women.

Putting up a short-term menu, they listed different pricing based on gender. With M and W showing customers the price they would be charged. With women being charged $1.50 and up more for their regular coffee orders.

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This is what society calls the “Pink Tax” additional costs that women have to pay for almost identical products. The Pink Tax is commonly added on to toiletry products and clothing. Where studies have shown that women pay an additional 43% for things like razors, soaps, shampoos and deodorants.

The problem is, we don’t think about it when at the drugstore becuase it isn’t clearly stated and marked like the Tokyo Smoke Cafe’s menu. Where here women refused to pay for their coffee and walked away in disgust on the price differences based purely on ones gender.

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What I’m Reading: Coolest Hotels Around

We all have the never ending bucket list of must-do’s; like where to visit, what to eat, things to do and all that, but how many of those things actually get checked off. 

 

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This list of some of the coolest hotels in the world will not only check your “travel the world” bucket list item off, but also give you some unbelievable stories and memories that you won’t be able to stop talking about for years!

  1. Mirrorcube Treehouse – Is exactly what it sounds like. Deep in the forests in Sweden, these mirrored cubes are scattered amongst the trees to give you a luxurious, mature treehouse experience, while still being able to take in the beauty of nature that surrounds you.
  2. Icehotel – This one is not recommended for those of you that hate winters. With all the furniture and room itself made of ice, it will leave you with chills! 
  3. Harbour Crane – In the Netherlands, this hotel is literally suspended by a crane! So if you aren’t afraid of heights and want to spend the night ( or two) in a log cabin hung in the air, this is perfect. 
  4. Free Spirit Spheres – Hung throughout the forests in Vancouver, these spheres offer plenty of room and variety to cater all your needs.
  5. Hotel Costa Verda – If you were a fan of Lost, or have an obsession with planes this could be for you. This hotel in Costa Rica is built around an old plane, with views that look out right onto the ocean.
  6. Giraffe Manor – A personal favourite of mine, this brings the safari right into your dining room. Built around a Giraffe reserve, the Giraffes are free to wander and join in on any hotel experiences to get up to.
  7. Kakslauluttanen Arctic Resort – This resort is made up of glass igloos, that taking sleeping under the stars to whole new meanings. Allowing you to see the northern lights, and stare at the stars for hours without ever leaving the bed.

Check out the list for even more of the coolest hotels!

Life Hack: Storing Jewelry the Best Way

Unlike our clothes, jewelry is one thing that we sometimes toss aside with the idea that out of sight, out of mind. Either that, or we have it nicely displayed in the bedroom as more of an art piece than an accessory to be worn.

While both of these seem practical for their own reasons, they may not necessarily be the best thing for your jewelry. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are storing your jewelry to keep it in tip-top shape.

Invest in Jewelry Dividers for drawers – These prevent your delicate chains from getting tangled and help keep everything separated and easy to grab.

Wall Organizer – for heavier and chunkier jewelry, hanging it on the wall is much more convenient and easy to sort. Some of these can be an easy DIY that needs less than 5 materials, or you can get real fancy and make it a focal point in any room with peg boards and paint. 

Keep things Stackable – As small as jewelry is, it can take up a lot of room. With that in mind, thing stackable and opt for boxes that can be layered on top of each other, while also nicely organizing and protecting the accessories from scratches and tarnish. 

People Doing Good: Meditation takes over Detention in the halls of schools in the U.S.

As we use Yoga and Meditation to help calm our minds and bodies as well as help balance everything, schools in Baltimore and Syracuse are doing just that. 
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Instead of negatively punishing the students and putting them in detention room, these schools have implemented meditation rooms for the students to go to. Helping them calm down from their anger and build up, and allowing them to better integrate back into the classrooms.

Not only are they doing it in replace of detention, but schools are also using yoga and meditation practices throughout the day to help prevent distractions for the students, and help keep them calm and less stressed. Integrating it into the morning announcements, at the start of classes and after school activities. Allowing students to take part in different practices and teach themselves how to handle their anger and stress more realistically.

Nudy Patooty xx

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Here’s to another Friday (and the best part about Friday’s – the weekend!) 

What I’m reading: Business Lunches gets Dining Etiquette rules

We have all gone on business lunches, and I’m sure at some point you had to stop yourself from doing something, as you know moments later you would regret it! To make sure you don’t lose a deal or miss out on a great opportunity, Business Insider has put together a list of rules so you can impress the team with your dining etiquette.

  1. 918f7471d8bc0c6f88439f8073df91f0Before taking a seat, make sure to shake hands with everyone at the table.
  2. Remain standing until the host sits, after which you can take your seat with the rest of the guests.
  3. Once everyone is seated, take your napkin and place it on your lap.
  4. When it comes time to order, don’t ask the waiter for a full run down of the menu, and follow the hosts’ flow of ordering. If they order an appetizer, follow suit, if not, skip.
  5. When choosing your meal, opt for easy to eat foods, and don’t get experimental with your order.
  6. This one you would think is obvious, but don’t not eat! This will leave an impression on the host. 

Life changer hack: Bringing the Yoga Deskside at Work

Most of us spend our days sitting at a desk, with the odd short trip around the office to finish a task. After hours and hours on end of sitting in the same chair, shifting around to find a comfortable position we long for movement and stretches, but want to without drawing a mass of attention to ourselves. 

Thankfully deskside yoga has become a thing, with simple stretches and moves you can do in your chair while others will think you are just sitting in your chair like normal. 

 

 

  1. Cobra Head: Neck and Spine Circles – leaning from side to side while slowly rotating your neck.
  2. Seated Cat-Cow: While seated in your chair, slowly push your chest out, arching your back and exhale then inhale and round your back, dropping your head.
  3. Desk Twist: Sitting up straight, hold on to the back of your chair and twist to the side with your upper body, holding the stretch for a count of 10. Repeat on the opposite side.
  4. Seated Pigeon: While seated, rest your ankle on the opposite knee. Inhale and exhale, as you exhale, lean your body forward onto your legs. Hold for a count of 5.

What’s getting all the attention: Nudy Patooty starts Pinning

Nudy Patooty has joined the world of inspiration, creative brainstorming and business planning. Come join us on Pinterest for inspiration on just about everything – fashion, cooking, motivation, health and do it yourself projects! 

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We have been working on a creative project for our fans on Pinterest, with exclusive giveaways and fashion tips on how to wear everyone’s favourite fashion item! Can you guess what it is?

People doing good: Trudeau Expresses his Case for Gender Equality

HeforShe recently had their second-anniversary event, with speakers from all over showing their support and sharing their actions towards making gender equality a global reality. 

When Justin Trudeau showed up as a surprise speaker, he shared his reasons and expressed his dedication to the gender equality, and “gave a powerful speech about feminism and explained why men are integral in the fight for gender equality.” Huffington PostAs we continue to make slow progress in society with gender equality, Trudeau shared his concern on the fact that Men do not see their distinct role in the matter, and that both Men and Women need to take action together, to get gender equality to happen. 

As we continue to hear about inspirational speeches and movements taking place around the world for gender equality, we have to remember that with gender equality, we are making a better community for everyone. We are creating a more inspiring community for younger generations to grow up in, and we are showing support for both men and women of all ages. The more we continue to do and say about gender equality, the better the world and society is becoming.

On that note! Happy Friday 

Nudy Patooty xxx

 

How to wear layers for work

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We all know how much the temperature in the office fluctuates in a day, it can be freezing cold one moment and then boiling hot the next. The same goes for the weather in September and October time, the mornings are always cool while by the time the evening rolls around you are leaving all the layers at work. 

How do you solve this problem? You strategically pick your layers to ensure that you can make it through any point in the day.

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Shop this look:

Nudy Patooty – Lace Cap Sleeve Undershirt
Theory – Stretch- wool Flared Pant
Jil Sander – Wool-blend Gilet
Land Send – Cashmere Sweater
Anthony Vaccarello – Classic Button Down

You may be looking at the outfit above, and be thinking “I don’t know, that looks like a lot of different things!” and you’re right, it is. However, the beauty of this means that depending on the weather and time of season you can eliminate some layers, or add on. 

When choosing a base layer – the Nudy Patooty undershirt is an excellent place to start. It will help regulate your body temperature, feel soft and comfortable on the skin as you go about the day and eliminate stains from showing on your other clothes.

2nd layer – the button up blouse. When you are layering clothes, you may also want to consider playing with the lengths and textures of the pieces to add some depth to your outfit. Easiest way to do this is to choose a button-up in a longer style, this way you can wear it untucked, eliminating the constriction and discomfort that usually comes from dress shirts.

3rd layer – a lightweight sweater. This is a great third layer, as you can take this off and be seen in the button up shirt, or if you really need to cool down the Nudy with a lace trim is perfect with dress pants or a skirt. When choosing the colour of the sweater you want to keep a monochromatic colour combo, this will make it easier in the morning when choosing your layers, as well as make your outfit still look great for when you mix and match different components of your outfit. 

4th layer – the sleeveless vest. This is a great way to complete an outfit, without adding too many sleeves (which would happen if you had a coat). A sleeveless vest in a neutral colour is perfect worn open, closed or belted for a more shaped silhouette. As well as adding an additional length layer to your outfit, it gives the option to work with all the under layers as there is no interference with sleeves and necklines.

We would love to see your favourite outfit layering technique – Tag us on Instagram @nudypatooty, or use the #anythingbutbasic. 

How to Wear Sleeveless Tops in Fall

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As soon as summer leaves and the days get cooler we immediately pack away our sleeveless tops and dresses, knowing very well that the sun won’t come out again for a couple of months. But what’s the rush, there are so many ways you can wear your sleeveless tops in fall and winter without having to brave the cold.

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Shop this Look

Sans Souci – Sleeveless Sweater Knit-top
Nudy Patooty – 3/4 Sleeve Undershirt
Ted Baker – Delihat Straight Leg Tailored Trouser
Nine West – Black Heels

Become BFF’s with Layering

If you are just wanting a few extra inches attached to your sleeveless tops then choose a cap sleeve top or a simple tee. This Lace Cap Sleeve undershirt will pair perfectly with chunky knits or feminine dresses.

If you are looking for something with a bit more coverage, look for 3/4 length sleeves or a full-length sleeve for when the cold really hits. When choosing a top to layer underneath you want to be aware of the neckline, as you do not want to have 2 tops with high necks competing for attention or a V-neck layered under a scoop neck. Instead, a neutral scoop will sit well under a variety of tops and dresses. This 3/4 Sleeve Undershirt is perfect for sleeveless dresses and tops, the lace detailing on the neckline will have you wanting it to peek out! With the added underarm protection keeping you dry and comfortable all day long, so when the office starts blasting their heating system you won’t be caught with embarrassing stains as an accessory with your sleeveless tops. 

With a sleeveless dress consider layering a button up shirt underneath. For a plain dress choose a bold and colourful print, while choosing a more basic shirt for textured or printed dresses. Another way to mix it up is with your necklines. When you have a scoop fashion piece, consider a mock turtle neck or high neck for added dimension in the outfit. 

Check out some great outfit inspo below…

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All in all don’t pack up your favourite sleeveless tops in a hurry. Instead experiment with layering and adding sleeves underneath your favourite tops. 

Happy Sunday!

Nudy Patooty xxx

 

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What I’m reading: NYFW 2016 moves all eyes to the consumer

It is that time of year again – some of us love it and some of us hate it, but secretly we all cannot wait for the next season to come so we can have a go at some of the trends that hit runways.

 

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With NYFW just beginning, designers are going all out with the show productions this year. Shifting the focus from the runway extravagance to ensuring their collections are seen from by everyone. Designers are focusing on the buy now aspect of the shows, allowing consumers and influencers to immediately purchase the styles from the Spring 2017 runway, instead of leaving them waiting for months on end. This idea has been considered before by brands like Banana Republic and J. Crew, however, this year more designers are having a go at buy now allowing people from all over to have a piece of NYFW, without having to trek to NYC. 

Life Hack: De-Puff Tired Eyes Instantly

Some weeks are tougher than others, and nothing screams “I am running on caffeine today” quite like puffy eyes. Unfortunately, this is also not so easy to cover up with makeup as we would hope. So to help de-puff the eyes here is 5 at-home solutions to get you looking well-rested and flawless in no time!

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  1. Give yourself a massage: Gently press and massage around your eyes for a few minutes. This helps drain the liquid buildup that is causing the puffiness, while also feeling great in the am. 
  2. Freeze a spoon: If this is a frequent worry of yours, toss a few spoons in the freezer to keep them cool and handy when you need them. Pull them out the freezer and place them curve side down on your eyelids as you get a few more minutes of rest. 
  3. Brew some tea (bags): Grab some caffeinated green tea bags and brew them, toss them in the fridge to cool down (for about 20 minutes) then place them on your eyelids for 10 minutes – as you catch a few more zzz’s.
  4. Crack some eggs: Fancy eggs for breakfast? Take a bit of the egg whites and spread it under your eye (careful to avoid the lashline). Once it is dry, gently wipe it off.
  5. Grab the ice: Dunk your face in ice cold water, and keep it in there as long as you can. Repeat for a few times, until you are feeling awake and ready to take on the day!

If you still can’t seem to look like Katy Perry’s Wide Awake, then grab a Venti coffee before heading to the office and roll with the “I am on limited sleep” look. 

People doing good: When ‘Donuts with Dad’ takes a turn

 

Being a single parent is a challenge in itself, and sometimes when events come up specifically focusing on the relationship between your child and the other parent – you can’t help but want to do something so they aren’t missing out. That is exactly what Yevette did when her son’s school hosted a ‘Donuts with Dad’ day.

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Yevette Vasquez becomes “dad” for a day

Instead of letting her son sit the event out, and miss out on some delicious donuts, she did what any mom would have done in the situation and pulled out her best “dad” look to sit down with the others. Bringing a smile to her son’s face and the other parents, Yevette was happy to see her son having a great time. 

Have a great weekend! Nudy Patooty xx

 

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What I’m reading: The troubles of a resting bitch face

Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 7.37.12 AMThe resting bitch face is a problem many have to suffer through. The countless amount of times others ask you if everything is okay and you have to ask back really puzzled on why they think everything wouldn’t when you remember you suffer from rbf!

It makes everyday things challenging. Photo day at school is never fun! While hanging out with others, you may feel the constant pressure to smile and express you are having a good time, in fear that they will feel you hate their guts!

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When it comes to movie times, you can look like an unemotional person. You can pass off as being the only person in the theatre that was not emotionally moved by the movie. Plus side of that is you don’t have to worry about running mascara or embarrassing snorting in a laughing fit!

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Life Hack: The best apps to keep you organized

The Goop understands that back to school/ work often means chaos and disorganization for the first few weeks. Both of which are never fun to deal with. Instead, they have a great list of apps for your phone and iPad to keep you and the family on track and organized.

  1. Evernote: makes note taking and organization take top priority. Making it easy to switch between devices while taking notes during class, work or at home phone calls.
  2. Wunderlist: Are you a lover of the to-do list, but want to limit the amount of paper scraps? Wunderlist takes all that and turns it digital. Allowing you to write your list of things to get done, while also making it easy to cross out a task when you’ve done it!
  3. LastPass:LastPass: If you are anything like us, this app will be so helpful! It safely stores your passwords for your accounts and apps, while constantly checking that they are not too easy to crack. It also suggests new password ideas when you are setting up new accounts.
  4. Salt: Expecting company in the near future? Or love to hear about new places in your neighborhood? Salt is a glorified map app that allows you to see what others in your community has pinned as a great place to grab a bite or a cocktail. It also is super easy to pin yourself and share with friends and out of town visitors.
  5. Voice Dream: Take any written document and instantly make it an audio file to listen to while on the go or while doing another task. With various language and voice options, you can customize the audio file to your own likings.
  6. Polymail: The email box dream! It can combine multiple accounts onto one account, usable on both desktop and mobile for easy switching between devices. The app lets you delay email sending, easily sort by read later and ignore emails as well as offering you an easy way to search through all your emails for the topic or number you were looking for!

Check out Goops complete list for more great apps and choices to make your fall productive!

People doing good: Have an idea worth a million euros?

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International fashion company H&M wants to hear your solution for sustainable fashion. This years focus is “creating clothes for a growing population while improving its impact on the environment” Huffington Post

The Global Change Award, which is funded by the founders and owners of H&M – The Stefan Persson Family. Is granting a lucky winner 1 million Euros for an idea that can change the fashion industry as we know it. Influencing the production, consumption and disposal stages of fashion and positively impacting both the environment and the consumer. 

If you feel like you have the answer the industry is looking for, the award is open for applications in 3 categories:

  • Circular business models covering ideas on how to reuse, repair, share, digitalise or extend the life of products.
  • Circular materials looking for ideas on new fibres, recycling techniques, and leather substitutes, etc.
  • Circular processes aiming to find new methods around chemicals, water and dyeing, as well as 3D printing, demand-driven manufacturing, etc.  

Read more on last years winners and how to enter!

Have a great long weekend!

Nudy Patooty xxx

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