Just the Tips: Nails in the News

Categories: Style/Fashion

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Photo by Maegan Tintari
Nails are the new black. Or something.
One of the biggest stories that came out of New York Fashion Week in 2013 was nails--as in, fingernails. As the show becomes increasingly interactive and accessible through social media, we're able to get a glimpse at even the smallest styling details; not just on the clothes, but the models' makeup, hair, and especially their nails.

And why not? Nail polish is a relatively inexpensive "luxury" item--one that always fits, which is a nice feature in a fashion accessory. Nail art tutorials and blogs are exploding in popularity, and high(-er) end brands like Zoya and Essie are now available in grocery stores. From a fashion perspective, the nail industry is nailing it--building on trends, leveraging social media, and developing salon-quality products for home use.

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The 5 Best Fashion Stories of the Week: Bracelet Phone Charger and Anna Wintour Gets Iced

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Photo by David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons
Lots of breaking fashion news hits the interwebs and I don't want you to miss one bit of it. So, I present some of the biggest headlines each week for your reading pleasure.

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The 5 Best Fashion Stories of the Week: Dino Jewelry and a Backpack to Hold Your Goldfish

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Photo by Kabacchi via Wikimedia Commons
Lots of breaking fashion news hits the interwebs and I don't want you to miss one bit of it. So, I present some of the biggest headlines each week for your reading pleasure.

Click and enjoy!

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Fashion Truck Collection Opens In CityCentre, Ushers In Possible New World for Mobile Retail

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Store photos by Cherise Luter
First Fashion Truck Fest and GreenStreet, now the fashion truck community is making its mark on the brick and mortar world with a little help from one of Houston's largest shopping centers.

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The 5 Best Fashion Stories of the Week: Pasta-Related Beauty Tip and The Best Worst Foot Peel (ewwww)

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Photo by Alessio Sbarbaro via Wikimedia Commons
Lots of breaking fashion news hits the interwebs and I don't want you to miss one bit of it. So, I present some of the biggest headlines each week for your reading pleasure.

Click and enjoy!

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The 5 Best Fashion Stories of the Week: Celeb Impersonator Wins Instagram and Workout Gear Made of Sour Milk

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Photo by waverider_ via Instagram
Lots of breaking fashion news hits the interwebs and I don't want you to miss one bit of it. So, I present some of the biggest headlines each week for your reading pleasure.

Click and enjoy!

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5 Best Shops to Visit When Looking for Local Texas Artists

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Photo courtesy of spacemontrose.com
As a local fashion reporter, I get to speak with a lot of designers and artists -- perks of the job. Being invested in the success of Houston's emerging designer community bleeds into my daily life as well, and I find myself frequenting shops that support local talent; maybe it's penance for my H&M addiction, too.

Texas has in its ranks some of the most talented artisans and I appreciate those shop owners looking to showcase their wares. Here are a few Houston boutiques that make it a point to give some Texas love.

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Combined Smashin' Fashion Show + Houston's Best Stylist Competition Promises a Double Dose of Fashion Fun

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For Houston image expert Sarah Shah, style happens from the inside out. "I help people bring out what's inside them, rather than just putting something on to them," Shah recently explained over coffee at Down House. "Most people in this business tell people what they should wear, and then get mad when [the clients] don't like it. My job is to figure out a person's natural style, their own innate sense of what they should wear, and I take that and go from there. I guess I go a little backwards!"

Now Shah is poised to make a splash with yet another makeover, and this time it's a big one. She's making over the entire runway on July 31 at the first-ever Smashin' Fashion™ Show--Houston's Best Stylist Competition, at The Art Institute of Houston.

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5 Small Towns Near Houston Perfect for Shopping Day Trips

Categories: Style/Fashion

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It is time to get out of town and give the credit card a workout.
Wanna get away? More specifically, wanna get away and shop?

As the summer barrels on, the idea of throwing caution to the wind, gassing up the car and hitting the road sounds more and more appealing. The great thing is, Houston is within driving distance of numerous charming small towns, many of which have great shopping perfect for a fashionable day trip.

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15 Fourth of July Fashion & Beauty Inspirations via Tumblr

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Photo via madjennsy.tumblr.com
Are you still on the hunt for a Fourth of July ensemble worthy of Lady Liberty? Well I'm not sure you will upstage the lady in green, but I think a few of the looks below will get your mind a racing.

Happy Birthday America and happy shopping to you all!

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