Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Spring Cleaning... Make Up Style ♥

Once a year I do a bit of Spring cleaning.. and my Make-Up is usually the first to get a cleansing.. 

As much as we spend on make up a year.. the awesome lip glosses.. foundations.. new super products.. concealers.. mascaras etc.. anything that is not a powder has an expiration...And that expiration is usually about one year.  Ever go to apply that stunning gloss you forgot you had and it smelled kind of like a science experiment gone wrong?  First indicator that it needs to go..Here's how it works..the bacteria on your face gets in with the liquid make up and basically starts a little party..and not a good one.. 

So this is how I do it...

I start by dumping all my make up onto a towel on the floor and one by one I put it all back ..throwing away anything that smells strange..looks strange...or was just a plain wrong purchase. 

I turned this ☝ (photo above) into this☟

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

DYI Tie Dye..or Taye Dye..

So if you follow me on twitter or instagram HERE you all know that I was Spring Cleaning pretty much the entire weekend.  This meant the dreaded but much needed annual purging of the closet.  Literally taking everything out and then putting everything back..picking and choosing of course what to keep and what to let go of.  It's a great way to actually see your wardrobe.. So many pieces that I had totally forgotten about.  It also gives you a great idea of what you don't have..which is exactly what happened.  

I have been lusting after the Isabel Marant Tie-Dye jeans (see here)..but at $420 a pop..that was never going to happen.. You know how I feel about spending obscene amounts of money on trendy items..DON'T DO IT..

Then I saw the much lower priced JBrands.. at $198.. not too bad but still...

Then low and behold, in the midst of spring cleaning I came across my favorite pair of JBrand high waist black skinnies. About 9 months ago I tossed them (with furry) into the back of the closet.  Lets face it ..black jeans really only have about a one year shelf life before they become an awful shade of grey.  So I thought to myself.. "Self..why the hell not".. (actual thought verbatim)..

..And the Taye-Dye project commenced.  

Now before we get into the how

Friday, May 25, 2012

FASHION FRIDAY.. Oldies & Newbies + Video Diary

FASHION FRIDAY
Today's Look
Jumper: BCBG
Watch: (Gifted) Movado Bold
Blazer: Elizabeth & James
Circle bracelet: Tiffany & Co
Double Horse Bracelet: Kenneth Jay Lane
Booties: Sam Edleman
Ring: Number A.com
Bag: Hype

I am currently in the midst of Spring cleaning as I write this post..  so I am going to try to make this short and sweet..

But really quick.. A Stuff She Likes FASHION FRIDAY video diary:

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Brilliance in a Box.. Kinara Red Carpet Facial Kit..at Home

How do I begin to describe 
Brilliance in a Box.. 
AKA 
 Kinara Red Carpet Facial Kit..

I just have to do it.. 

At $145 bucks this little three step kit is not only a steal.. (I have paid up to $175 for peels in a spa)..This kit works. 

But rest assured I am not telling you this from sheer naivete´

I had a chance to finally try the kit for myself last night..

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

If I were a Boy..


Yesterday I was driving up Robertson Blvd (in the height of 5pm traffic) and I spotted a boy/man  who looked like he had effortlessly been plucked from the pages of..

{insert cool male magazine}.

Anyhow..needless to say .. I was inspired.. and since running home and thrashing through my closet to emulate what he had on for myself seemed a bit rash.. after all I am a girl..I thought it was time for another 

"If I Were A Boy"

Monday, May 21, 2012

Halle Berry's Esthetician Worked on Little ol Me..Kinara Spa

Simple Solutions..simply perfect Products and An owner named Olga who is absolutely extraordinary.

I wanted to wait a week or so after my Red Carpet Facial at Kinara Spa with owner Olga Lorencin-Northrup to get a feel for my skin after the treatment and to get a feel for the products I took home.

After almost two weeks I can tell you that

Friday, May 18, 2012

FASHION FRIDAY...Vintage Silk + Stripes

FASHION FRIDAY
Today's Look
Top: Ark & Co.
Skirt: Vintage
Lace ups: Top Shop
Belt: Forever 21
Earrings: H&M
Bag: Chanel
Necklace & Studded Ring: (gifted) Forever 21
Humingbird Scull ring: Fair Fax Flea Market
Sunnnies: Raybans
Every now and then I do a sweep of my grandmothers closet.  Not the closet with the current clothe she is wearing now.. but the closet way upstairs tucked away with all the awesome finds of her past..  This skirt came from a Taye-Raid that took place about two years ago. I rarely wear it because I NEVER want to spill anything on it, which is exactly what I did  the day I shot this.  Ugh!

Anyhow..

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Quick Beauty Post..Nail Art by Miss Handly..

Miss Handly and I got together for a little nail art the other night..  Always super fun. Here is a little of the process..Gradient Ombre Glitter Beaded Nails...and a heart. 

A little NCLA.. Chanel.. and Milani Glitter

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Quick MidDay inspiration..Leather & Denim


Thought I would post a little mid day inspiration.. 

Sharing is Caring :)

I adore both leather and Denim. Both can be feminine and tough all at the same time..

Texture dynamics are always a fun way to spruce up a basic outfit.

Let me know how you like these :) Are you inspired?

Leather & Denim... I "Like"

Taye ;)

Shameless Plug..Shira Lazar + Rey Li Magazine Singapore



I haven't posted a Shameless Plug in a while.  Sometimes as a photographer, work you've done gets published months after you have done it.. thus you forget you did it. 

Okay let me rephrase that entire last sentence.. 

I {Taye Hansberry} completely forget to follow up on work I've done and when it gets published.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

 HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!!!



These are amongst some of my favorite images of my Mother.. Taken in the early 80's.. My mom has always danced to the beat of her own drum..

Friday, May 11, 2012

Fashion Friday.. Brights and Whites... + Video Diary

 FASHION FRIDAY
Today's Look
Sweater: Zara
Denim: J Brand
Bracelet & bikini top:(gifted) Forever 21
Heels & Bag: Zara
 Cuff: Forever 21
Watch: Micheal Kors Similar one HERE
Necklace: H&M
Nails: American Apparel Neon
There is something about throwing an outfit together that just might not make since that makes complete since.  

The day I wore this outfit I was not anywhere near a pool, an ocean, a tanning salon or a park.. Yet a bikini top just seamed to be the right choice. 

Brights and Whites.. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Movado & the Four Seasons Beverly Hills..

Yesterday after a full day complete with walking pups.. training session at the gym... a sense memory class..Gluten free raw vegan lunch at Cafe Gratitude.. followed by a gluten free doughnut from Baby Cakes ...I mosied on down to the beautiful Four Seasons, Beverly Hills to preview the new and vintage collections from Movado.. and this is what I saw...
The Ebel Collection was my favorite of all the contemporary watches. Leave it to me to go straight to the Rose Gold Diamond clad 20 something thousand dollar beauties in the room.. So yummy!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

They met at the Met..

My absolute faves at last nights Met Gala. 

 Overall I thought the night was pretty tame. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

No Thinking. Lady Blogger..


Someone once wrote on my wall..

"No thinking.. If Thinking Think Nothing".

If you have been to my house..which I am assuming most of you have not (that might be kind of creepers)
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