Wouldn't it be amazing if you could have a professional team of stylists just like your favorite celebrities do? Well, you're in luck! Lisa has assembled a team of some of the biggest names in beauty and fashion to answer your questions for free! The team will choose and answer a few questions each week. So, submit your question below:
Dr. Tedaldi, founder of Dermatology Partners, Inc., created this practice with a vision of providing personalized medical and cosmetic dermatology care. A sought-after expert on cosmetic procedures, Dr.Tedaldi helps women and men in the Boston area improve their self-image with minimally invasive techniques.
Mario's skill as a stylist is nationally known and his salon has frequent celebrity visits. When in town, renowned clients such as Terri Hatcher, Steven Baldwin, Jimmy Buffett, Sarah Furguson, Rhea Perlman, Carolyn Kennedy, Chris Cooper and Natalie Portman are sure to visit. He is also the preferred stylist for some major league baseball players and their wives.
For over 18 years, stylist Lydia Santangelo has been shaping how the nation sees fashion. Santangelo founded her company, TESstylist, after years of event production and trend forecasting for a major retailer.Santangelo appears regularly as a fashion commentator for both television and radio in addition to directing the events produced by TESStylist.
Nationally recognized makeup artist Dani Wagener has over ten years of experience. She has received multiple awards from the editors of Allure, Boston Magazine, and InStyle, all naming her the best makeup artist in Boston. She is a licensed esthetician that is well-known for her attention to detail and realistic approach to makeup.
If you're looking for a high end look with an affordable price tag.. splurge on one item and surround it with less expensive pieces.. For example: Michelle Obama was wearing a J.Crew belt with a Thom Browne jacket and gloves..
Jenna Dewan-Tatum shows off her growing bare baby bump in the May issue of GLAMOUR - in nothing but a red bra top and blue-and-white striped dress shirt, snuggled up against a giant stuffed panda toy.
Question from Dina:
I'm not the slimmest girl out there, I'm about 30lbs overweight (5'8" and a size 14) and working to get it off, but I have no idea how to dress. I always buy clothes that make me look so frumpy. I tried the overweight woman's stores and those clothes are too big, but everywhere else they are still too small. Do you have any suggestions?
Beauty Squad Answer:
Step One – do not be discouraged or down on yourself in anyway. There are loads of solutions available for you to feel good about what you wear.
Step Two - simplify your quest by one-stop shopping with built in services.
I would recommend shopping at one of the major department stores to start for several advantages - It often allows for one–stop-shopping, offers a range of sizes from missy to plus, accessories, shoes and undergarments all under one roof and most provide a free personal shopping services. Try Macy's, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus. They all offer the amenities that make shopping easier. I always suggest dressing from the inside out, seek out a specialist in the lingerie department for a good uplifting bra that offers seamless support and invest in a tummy/bottom controlling spanx (or similar brand) for your undergarments. Next head over to the Collection floor in the missy area for some great basics. Depending on your lifestyle or needs, you should focus on key items like pencil skirts, cropped blazers, v-neck cross body tops that are figure flattering silhouettes for all body types as work staples. Hit the trend/contemporary floor for some straight leg dark denim jeans (try Not Your Daughters Jeans – specializing in higher waistlines, and slightly fuller legs, or Style & Co. Brand at Macy's). Mix the core jean with empire wast tops, crisp bottom downs and light weight sweaters that take your from season-to-season. You may want to consider scanning the Plus department for some 0x options or 14W for a fuller fit. You are way too small for a 1x or regular Plus department items, but cross shopping on occasion may provide you with a few more options.
Step Three - Experiment with accessories.
Try a statement necklace that offers a color pop, and keeps focus to your face. Play with a mix of heel heights and styles in shoes. Shop some for day (kitten heels, embellished ballet flats, classic peep toe pumps) and for night opt for a t-strap sandal, wedges or metallic tones to kick things up. Try an oversized clutch big enough for all the essentials for day and still works well as you transition to night/social events.
Step Four – why not take some help?
If all of this seems overwhelming to do on your own, take advantage of the FREE personal shopper service that these stores offer. Simply call a location near you and ask to speak with a consultant. The will provide you with a one-one consultation, pre pull looks for you, and even help you cash in on insider coupons and sales. I recommend working with a few, allowing you to get comfortable and have more choices from store to store.
Step Five – feel good about yourself
After spending your valuable time, money and efforts the goal is to feel confident and comfortable in the pieces you select. Rely on the experts to help you achieve some great go-to looks that you feel great in!
Lydia Santangelo, Founder/Stylist for TESstylist
...So it's official... the results are in -- we are all in agreement, that this disgusting!
In a new interview with the Huff Post Live, Jada Pinkett Smith said that she and Will have an open marriage, and that she "allows him to do whatever he wants, as long as he can look himself in the mirror afterwards"...
I want to start off by saying that I've always been such a Gwyneth Paltrow fan.. BUT this book is a tough sell for me... especially when trying to make dinner every night for two young kids. It's almost impossible to follow!
She recommends that you cut out: meat, potatoes, sugar, dairy, eggs, coffee, alcohol, wheat, and, oddly, bell peppers, corn, and eggplant!
I would love to know your thoughts....
Question from Tiffany:
Do over the counter color shampoos really work?
Beauty Squad Answer:
Color shampoos can be beneficial if you know which one to use for your particular hair type. Color shampoos are just shampoo with pigment added which coats the hair temporarily and can enhance the life of the color if used properly, however, if the wrong color shampoo is used it can have the opposite efect, causing the color to dull and loose shine. If a cool brown shampoo is used where a warm brown is called for, then the result will be in neutralizing the color and making it dull-similarly for blondes. If a golden blonde shampoo is needed and a violet blonde shampoo is used, this will cause the hair to dull and appear gray. If a violet is needed and a golden shampoo is used, this will make the hair appear more brassy, similarly for cool red and warm red shampoos.
The BEST way to deal with this is to get a color shampoo recommendation from a professional colorist, EVEN BETTER is to get a COLOR EHHANCING glaze at the salon, this will be mixed by a professional to your specific needs and usually include a shine enhancing product. A color glaze also has a life expactncy of approx 4 weeks. Color shampoos are very temporary even when used correctly!
-John, Colorist, Salon Mario Russo
A Minnesota mom six months pregnant getting ready to head home from a trip to New York with her 6-year-old daughter was arrested last week for an unloaded handgun she had in the luggage she was attempting to check.
According to WDAY, Beth Arneson Ferrizzi had no trouble transporting the gun from her departure city — Fargo, North Dakota — as she called Delta to make sure she was following the correct protocol. But she encountered problems as she tried to return home out of La Guardia International Airport, after a trip meeting her husband while he was on leave from Honduras where he is stationed for a year as master sergeant serving in the Air Force.
“They said that the firearm had to unloaded and in a hard-sided, locked case,” Ferrizzi said of Delta’s instructions. “The ammunition had to be stored separated. Not separate from the gun but in either it’s original packaging or some sort of a container that kept the bullets from being in contact with each other.”
At La Guardia, when the airline discovered Ferrizzi had both ammunition and the handgun, they phoned Port Authority Police who handcuffed, arrested and took Ferrizzi to jail. Inforum reported that Ferrizzi’s 6-year-old was transported in a separate unmarked police car.
“I went to the Delta counter and declared that I had an unloaded firearm in a locked case inside my bag I wanted to check. Upon hearing this, the Delta agent called the Port Authority Police,” Ferrizzi wrote in a Facebook post, noting that she and her daughter were treated well during her time of arrest by authorities.
The 29-year-0ld mother has been charged with a felony for criminal possession of a loaded firearm, which could come with up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
The issue Ferrizzi said was a “breakdown in communication” that confused her about the differences in state law when it came to transporting a firearm. On Delta’s website, it states that it is the passenger’s responsibility to know the Federal, State and local laws regarding the transport of firearms. The TSA’s regulations regarding checking a firearm are similar to that on Delta’s website as well.
A quick search on the Web reveals that it’s not exactly easy to figure out what the rules are for transporting a firearm out of New York in checked baggage. The New York and New Jersey Port Authority website simply states that passengers should be aware of the laws and directs them to New York or New Jersey state police websites. New York’s firearms section of its website doesn’t mention how a passenger can legally check a gun either.
It turns out, according to WDAY that although Ferrizzi’s transport of the handgun was perfectly legal out of North Dakota, in New York the firearm is considered loaded if the passenger is in possession of both a gun and ammunition.
Ferrizzi now has a court date set in Queens in May for this Class “C” Felony, which is right around the time she is expected to deliver her child.
“It should not be normal that somebody who is attempting to do everything right is charged with a felony crime,” Ferrizzi said, according to Inforum.
Turning to the Fargo airport, where Ferrizzi was legally able to transport her gun, Inforum reported Executive Director Shawn Dobberstein saying “this is a common occurrence in New York Port Authorities.”
The website for the Law Office of Martin D. Kane in New York too seems to highlight the frequent nature of such charges coming from airports within New York.
“So why are you reading this website? You’re an honest citizen who followed all the rules. When you left AnyTown, USA Airport, you were treated respectfully when you made your firearm declaration. Your luggage, with the TSA lockbox, was inspected and cheerfully accepted for your flight to JFK or LaGuardia and you had no problem retrieving your luggage in New York,” Kane’s website states. “But when you came to the airport to return home and followed the same approved procedure, all hell broke loose. You were arrested, spent several hours or overnight in custody, appeared before a judge where the DA asked for humongous bail, and you were finally released and told to come back with a lawyer. Now you’re scared and fighting mad at the same time. What’s going on?”
Helen Peterson, spokesperson for the Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, told Inforum too that those unfamiliar with the laws causes issues several times a year.
“Unless you have a New York City license to carry, leave your gun at home,” Peterson advised travelers, according to Inforum.
Regardless, Ferrizzi wrote on Facebook that she feels the situation she and her family have now been exposed to is wrong.
“I agree with gun laws to decrease violent crimes. I do my best to set a good example for my daughter and to be a law abiding citizen. I am from a family who is involved in the community, my mother is a retired teacher and my father owns a small business,” she wrote. [...] I was misinformed. Crimes should be judged on a case by case basis, and what is happening to me and my family is wrong.”
Watch WDAY’s report that has an interview with Ferrizzi here.
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