Blogger Spotlight: Fashion Blogger Bess Byers

Hpnotiq had the privilege to catch up with fashion blogger extraordinaire Bess Byers, creator of bessbyers.com, at the Be Your Best You styling suite, the day before the Snowball gala, to chat about fashion trends, ugly sweaters and living louder.

How would you describe your style?

I would describe it as a mix of hippie-Boho meets edgy rocker, meets northwest. I like for it to be comfy, but sometimes you’ve got to dress it up and dress it down. It’s good to be versatile. Continue reading

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Blogger Spotlight: Behind the Cocktail Ring’s Elizabeth Watson

Hpnotiq caught up with Los Angles-based blogger Elizabeth Watson, creator of behindthecocktailring.blogspot.com, during the Be Your Best You styling suite to talk fashion inspiration, holiday fashion and Christian Loubitouns heels.

 

What’s your style inspiration?

I love classic pieces, but I feel like I also dress girlie and sometimes more edgy, so a cross between the two. I love statement pieces. I’m always looking for statement jewelry, statement shoes, statement lipstick. I love statements! Continue reading

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Blogger Spotlight: The Style Map’s Emily & Teresa


 

Teresa (pictured left) and Emily of theSTYLEmap.com

 

We recently caught up with LA fashion bloggers Emily and Terea, creators of the blog theSTYLEmap.com, at Be Your Best You’s styling suite to talk fashion, trends and the holidays.

 

What’s your style inspiration?

Emily: My style inspiration is definitely Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. I know that’s cliche, and everyone lists them as a style icon, but they’re definitely my biggest inspiration when I’m getting dressed.

Teresa: I would say my biggest inspiration is street style, and other bloggers’ style. If I see something cute, I’ll try and emulate it and see what I have in my own wardrobe that I could put together that looks cool like it too. Continue reading

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Ladies We Love: Jessica Matlock

You know that euphoric feeling you get when you step into a pair of jeans that make you feel like a million bucks? Well, according to Jessica Matlock, there’s a science behind that feeling associated with great fashion.

Matlock, a fashion lover, realized that when you put on a great outfit and look your best, you begin to feel your best as well. That’s why she created Be your Best you Studios (ByBy) where she combines fashion and psychology to help clients look and feel great. Continue reading

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Ladies We Love: Valerie Vargas of Modish Means

Meet Valerie Vargas, creator of the blog Modish Means.

 

What are some of your favorite looks this season; this season’s must haves?

Seventies inspired looks, faux fur, leather, wide-leg trousers, silk blouses and loafer heels.

 

What is the perfect Girls Night Out outfit?

Anything that makes you feel comfortable and confident! Continue reading

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Q&A With Sunny’s Hair & Wigs Owner Dafina Memberr

Meet, Dafina Memberr, owner of Sunny’s Hair and Wigs Boutique in Atlanta, Georgia.

What are some of your favorite looks this season?

I love the transition to fall and wearing leather jackets over a dress with tights and boots. A great fall hairstyle is one that is done with soft waves or curls that does well with the help of no humidity!

What is the perfect girls night out outfit?

A great peep-toe stiletto or platform heel with a soft knit off the shoulder dress. The outfit must feel good on you for you to feel good in it!

What are great ways to incorporate aqua and violet into your wardrobe?

Aqua and violet hair extensions are so in right now!

How would you describe the overall style of Atlanta?

Atlanta is very body conscious; tight is right! Wearing leggings and dresses helps celebrate all types of women and their curves. Continue reading

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Q&A With Anna Jackson of Chicago’s Studio 110 Salon

Meet Anna Jackson, owner if Studio 110 Salon in Chicago.

What are some of your favorite looks this season? This season’s must haves?

Hair accessories are great for summer; headbands, ribbon and feathers. I’ve also seen a  lot of celebs wearing vintage and antique jewelry in their hair. For example, strands of pearls and broaches twisted and pinned into up-dos. Since its wedding season, lots of brides have been wearing their hair down this year with a loose wave. Continue reading

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Ladies We Love: Rosalynn of Chic Boutique Tour

Meet Rosalynn, creator of Chic Boutique Tour, a charity based tour of local boutiques and salons around Atlanta.

What are some of your favorite looks this season?

The high waist wide-leg pants and the 70′s look is awesome!

What are this seasons must haves?

The right accessories; hat, scarf, etc. Having the right lip color for the fall and winter is also important.

What is the perfect Girls Night Out outfit?

First and foremost, anything that is comfortable! It has to accentuate your best assets. And of course, your most killer pair of shoes!

What are great ways to incorporate aqua and violet into your wardrobe?

With a black cocktail dress, wear a violet eye shadow to match a great violet clutch, and aqua nail polish is big this year as well. Continue reading

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Ladies We Love: Carrie Ann Sanders

Carrie Ann (pictured far right)

Meet Carrie Ann Sanders, founder of Carrie Ann, a women’s apparel and dog accessories boutique in Houston, Texas.

What are some of your favorite looks this season? This season’s must haves?

Motorcycle jackets, animal print and sequins.

 

What is the perfect Girls Night Out outfit?

Leggings, booties and a cute top with a little fall jacket. Continue reading

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Ladies We Love: Chanelle Harris

Meet Chanelle Harris, a Marketing Director with the Lotus Concept Group.

What is your favorite Hpnotiq Drink?

My favorite Hpnotiq drink is the “Hpnotiq Heartbreaker.”

 

What’s your best advice for looking great in the club?

My best advice would be to wear something you’re comfortable in and be confident.

 

What song makes you want to get out on the floor and dance?

My favorite song to dance to is “Hello” by Martin Solveig.

 

Favorite Quote:

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when their right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust none but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” –Marilyn Monroe

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