I’m Going to Mercedes-Benz/MADE Fashion Week: David Tlale Overview + GIVEAWAY!!!!

Hey Everyone!!!

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 Welcome to my fourth post about my experience at New York Fashion Week. Today I will be posting about the incredible collection by David Tlale. Now, the beauty of fashion week is that you sometimes are able to get into shows that you weren’t originally invited to. This was the case for my experience at the David Tlale show, as I was given a spare invitation from a very kind friend. This show took place at the Pavilion, a more intimate setting similar to that of Milk Studios located at Lincoln Center.

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Music: The David Tlale had the most soft, alluring music of all the shows that I was able to attend. I wish that I could have asked the editor who composed the pieces, as it was absolutely beautiful. Imagine living in a majestic world of faeries who wore amazing clothing – this was the David Tlale show. The mix of beautiful piano pieces and strong ballads emphasized the femininity of the collection.

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Beauty: Brows, brows brows!!! I couldn’t help but notice that one of the consistent factors of the show were full, strong brows with a prominent arch. Along with this, the models were also given a subtle makeup look with excess amounts of highlighter and bronzer to add dimension to the face. The hairstyles were very sleek, all of which led to a very soft and feminine appeal.

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 Clothing: Now, time to get the most important aspect of every fashion show: the clothing! This collection was absolutely amazing. Unlike the Czar or Ostwald Helgason collection, David Tlale’s clothing had very little to no masculine themes — the clothing screamed classic femininity through the use of soft fabrics, flowing silhouettes and tasteful sequin. The clothing were excellently created, however, there wasn’t too much concentration on construction. All in all, I am in awe of the collection – even if my personal preference calls for a few more edgy accessories.

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 This is just a photo of what I wore to the show. I really love the intricacy of the tweed trench coat and the bright pop of color found in the red sweater. Also, remember that my giveaway for a LORAC Pro Palette is still open here!!!!

❤ Naa

How I Got 2,000 Followers in Six Months + Giveaway!!!!

Hey Everyone!!!

Following my last post, in which I’m running a giveaway in celebration of my six month blogging anniversary, a lot of you commented asking about how I reached 2,000 followers on my blog. Here we go:

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I started my blog on July 27th, 2013 after being inspired by Beth from Polish Influenza. I had always wanted to start a fashion blog, however, I never really had the confidence to start; I always worried that no one would read it. I decided on the name “Adolescent Chic” due to my concentration on teen/young adult fashion and beauty trends. My following stats are as follows:

WordPress.com Followers: 1,259

Bloglovin Followers: 545

Blogger Followers: 300

Total Followers: 2,104

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(Before I start, I love all of my followers!!!)

Tip #1: Join a Blogging Network

This is definitely the main avenue that changed the amount of followers I had. When I originally started my blog, I had absolutely no fashion blog connections or relationships with other bloggers. This all changed when I joined the Independent Fashion Bloggers Network. Here, I met thousands (literally!) of different bloggers who shared the same love of fashion.

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Tip #2: Be open to advice

One of the defining moments of my blogging career was after my Hanna Marin blogpost. One of my followers told me how much she loved my blog, but recommended that I include more pictures to balance the writing. After I took this advice, my followers grew exponentially! Make sure that you balance the amount of pictures with your writing!

Tip #3: Make Relationships with Fashion Companies

Now, most bloggers that I know are too shy to reach out to fashion companies due to their lack of followers. DO NOT BE AFRAID!!! If you never try and reach out, whether it be people or businesses, you’ll never get that ‘yes’. Companies that I have worked with over the last few months include:

Classic Sugar Boutique 

In Love With Fashion 

Brilliant Earth: Wisteria Collection

Black Up Cosmetics

Prom Dress

Tip #4: Post Consistently + Social Media

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The photo above can be found here. This is the fool proof method of gaining followers: blog on a consistent basis! I have seen time and time again male and female bloggers who blog less than twice a month who wonder why they lose followers. Followers become frustrated when you don’t update often, so find a realistic schedule to update your blog (I try to blog at least twice a week).

Along with this, keep your social media connections updated. I suggest opening a twitter account, Facebook page, Polyvore account and Pinterest Account for your blog.

Thank You so much for reading this and remember to enter my LORAC PRO Palette Giveaway here!!!

Dream Christmas Wish-List: Fashion and Beauty Blogger Style

Hey Everyone!!!

I can believe that it is only one week until Christmas! I absolutely love the holidays, especially when it comes to spending time with your loved ones and enjoying each other’s company.Throughout the year, I love saving money in order to buy both myself and other’s Christmas gifts. I just love the feeling of going to the store and looking for that perfect gift. Today, I am showing you my dream holiday wish-list that all pertain to my fashion/beauty blog. Enjoy!

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ELECTRONICS 

 

1. Digital Single-Lens Reflex Camera (DSLR)

This is an object that every single professional blogger should have in their collection. Sadly, I only own SLR cameras which do not give the same quality of pictures that I hope for. For Christmas, my two dream camera or either a Nikon D5100 with a 18-55 mm lens  or a Canon EOS Rebel T3 12.2 MP with a 18-55 mm lens.

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2. A Smartphone

Now, while a DSLR and laptop are both essential tools for a fashion or beauty blogger, the camera can be much too large in order to bring at all times. Also, there may be times when a blogger has to post from a location in which they do not have this item. A smart phone with 4G is perfect, as not only is the camera superior to other cell phones, however you can use the internet as you please. My dream smart phone is a Samsung Galaxy 4S with 4G.

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MAKEUP

1. Lorac PRO Palette

The Lorac PRO Palette, which retails for $42.00 at Ulta, is the perfect mix of shimmering neutrals and metallic smokey colors. I love the texture of the shadows from my Lorac Unzipped palette, so I feel that this palette would be the perfect addition to my growing collection. 

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2. Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman Makeup Brushes

I have to go out and say that I love Samantha Chapman of Pixiwoo! I never thought she could be more perfect until she became one of the first Youtube Beauty gurus to go mogul and create her own line of affordable makeup brushes. I own only a dome shadow brush from the colleciton, and would love to own the Real Techniques Core Collection brushes. The photo below came here.

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CLOTHING

1.BEBE Contrast Trim Trench Coat

For the winter months, I am absolutely in love on concentrating on minimalism on my wardrobe while using exaggerated outerwear to make any look glamourous (think Gossip Girl). The BEBE Contrast Trim Trench coat, which retails for $139.00 at Bebe Stores, is a beautiful trench coat that adds drama to any look. 

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2. Fashion Gift Cards to Affordable Clothing Stores

Now, I love receiving gift cards to different stores during the holidays. It’s a thoughtful gift that does not need to be wrapped in an extravagant package. However, a $10 gift card to a store like White House Black Market won’t buy you anything significant sadly. By giving gift cards for affordable stores, you are able to gain a larger assortment of items. Some of my top stores are Forever 21, Agaci, and Payless

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❤ Naa