7 Throwback Halloween Costume Ideas

Welcome back to all our FAB readers, here we have for you 7 Halloween Costume Ideas that will take you back to the 90’s!

  1. Veronica Sawyer – Heathers (1989)

 

Pair your favorite black crop top with a blue skirt and a soft gray cardigan for a “so very” chic outfit!

  1. Rachel Green – Friends (1994)

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…or literally any Rachel Green outfit…ever.

  1. Mia Wallace – Pulp Fiction (1994)

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Here’s a video that will help you recreate her iconic look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmliheI6guM

  1. TLC (1990-1998)

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Grab your favorite cropped tea, some edgy black sweatpants, and blast “No Scrubs”!

  1. East Compton Clovers- Bring It On (2000)

 

Amazon will be your best friend for this one. From the cheer outfit to an iron on clovers patch, amazon will help make your DIY dreams come true!

  1. Sarah, Bonnie, Nancy, and Rochelle- The Craft (1996)

 

With an outfit like this no one will question who the weirdos are…mister.

  1. Charlie’s Angels (2000)

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Technically the angels are from the early 2000’s, but how could we leave out our favorite action heroines?

 

That’s a wrap for us! We hope this has inspired some totally 90’s DIY costume ideas! Comment down below your favorite and don’t forget to share with friends 🙂

 

Wishing you a FAB halloween!

 

The FAB team,

Itzel & Melina

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October FAB Woman of the Month

FAB readers, meet our October FAB woman of the month, Lorina Daiana!  She is the founder of lifestyle blog Grace Belle, making her a total #girlboss! Along with Grace Belle, she also owns Blogger Studios, where you can learn about launching your own blog, and @PixieDarlings, an Instagram account dedicated to sharing the magic of Disney. She definitely knows a thing or two about content creation and the importance of social media presence for a brand – if you haven’t checked out her Instagram (@LorinaDaiana) yet, you’ll definitely see what I mean!  So without further ado, we present Lorina!

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Tell us a little bit about Grace Belle and what inspired you to start it?

Grace Belle is a community & lifestyle brand that revolves around 4 personas; the Creative, the Adventurer, the Sweetheart and the Fashionista. It’s unique in that instead of categories we have personas to create content for. Originally Grace Belle was going to be a clothing store and I was going to Cal Poly Pomona for Apparel Merchandise & Management to learn how to open it. (See photos below). While in school I learned the importance of marketing and building an audience before you launch a store which is when I launched gracebelle.com. While planning the launch I decided to create the 4 personas and represent 4 styles. Although fashion and merchandising was something I loved, my biggest passion was community and bringing people together. I use to daydream about hosting workshops afterhours in the shop and how I could cultivate a community of ladies through it. Then after a few months of running the website we started to quickly grow an online community, we even hosted a few in person events. I quickly realized that I didn’t necessarily need a clothing store to cultivate a community and that’s when Grace Belle switched from a store to a community brand. 
Long story short, my love for community and branding is what led me to start Grace Belle. 

Why do you think diversity is important in the fashion industry, or any industry?

There is so much diversity in the world because every person is unique and has a list of interests and styles they love. Knowing that, it means a business (whether in the fashion industry or tech or any industry) can narrow down a demographic and target audience to sell to. Having the diversity in the industries allows brands to collaborate instead of competing. Since everyone takes on little notch of the industry, there’s space for all to succeed and even more so when supporting one another. 

Who is your inspiration and what do they inspire in you?

  • Jenna Kutcher – She created an amazing brand / business and is teaching others how to do it as well through her podcasts “Goal Digger” 
  • Dale Partridge – He’s an incredible entrepreneur and is all about educating others to become successful in order for them to have the freedom of time to spend it with loved ones
  • Andy Nguyen – Restaurant guru who started multiple viral restaurants such as Afters Ice Cream. He is a huge inspiration for me because even though he is incredibly successful, he is also very humble. There are successful people that will not give you the time of day unless you are at some elite level but Andy is one of those people who is kind to all. That is so inspiring to me. 
  • Dennis Stamatoiu – Dennis is one of those guys that works incredibly hard, is very driven and learns everything on his own. If he wants to do something, he’ll learn how to do it. He inspires me to reach for high goals annnd to always learn new techniques and programs.  

Is there anything you wish to inspire in others?

To chase their dreams. Too many people get stuck in a Mon-Fri job that they hate and it’s usually because they let fear stop them from chasing their dreams. I always ask people “if you didn’t let fear hold you back, what would you achieve”? Go for it, you can do it! Work hard now and you’ll create the life you want, remember you only have one life and I’m guessing you don’t want 60% of it to be doing something you don’t love. 

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What do you feel is the most important aspect when expressing yourself through social media?

To express yourself on social media well you have to be known for something and you can do that by building a brand. To build an effective one you have to create a niche for yourself, what is it you want to be known for? On my personal Instagram @LorinaDaiana, I talk about 4 topics; faith, fashion, travel and entrepreneurship. I stated this in my bio and continue to share posts within those 4 categories. Besides those 4 topics I stand out by creating a specific look / brand. If you look at my profile it’s bright, girly, and you’ll probably see lots of pink hues across it. 

What advice do you have for younger girls who are looking to pursue their dreams?

Be resourceful. Learn as much as you can, take courses, listen to podcasts, watch free videos and take notes through it all. Once you kind of have a grasp of the industry you want to go in, then make a plan. I highly recommend the Startup Camp Workshop Series (http://startupcamp.com/?ref=5) for when you are ready to launch a business. I’ve taken many business courses in school and in workshops and this has been the best investment out of them all. 
For more about Lorina Daiana and Grace Belle, you can check out the website: https://gracebelle.com/ and Instagram: @gracebelle.
the FAB team,
Sara

5 FAB Looks from the 2017 Emmys

Happy Wednesday to all our fellow FAB fashionistas out there! Today, we are bringing you our top 5 favorite looks from Sunday’s Emmys. We must admit, it was pretty hard to narrow it down to just 5 because we saw so many ladies (and gentlemen) dressed to the nines! Ladies like Shailene Woodley, Viola Davis, and Nicole Kidman killed it with the darker, autumn toned shades while ladies like Millie Bobby Brown, Sofia Vergara, and Samira Wiley showed us that you can indeed look FAB wearing white after Labor Day. So without further ado, we present to you our top 5 favorite looks!

Shailene Woodley

First up on our list we have Shailene Woodley, from HBO’s Big Little Lies. Shailene awed us all in her floor length moss green velvet dress by Ralph Lauren. So simple, yet so elegant with minimal accessories. Hey, Shai, if you don’t plan on wearing the dress again we wouldn’t mind “borrowing” it for a night out! 😉

Angela Sarafyan

Angela Sarafyan, from HBO’s Westworld, wore one of those dresses that literally nobody else could pull off, except herself, and she did indeed look drop dead gorgeous in it! Her off the shoulder yellow Elizabeth Kennedy dress complemented her skin tone so well and really made her eyes pop. Not to take away from the color of the dress, Angela opted for a more natural make-up style and very minimal accessories.

Yara Shahidi

Next up on our list we have Yara Shahidi from ABC’s Black-ish. Her beige and sea-foam green embroidered Prada gown truly made her look like a walking goddess. She paired the ensemble with a metallic gold belt around the waist that really brought the whole look together.

Gina Rodriguez

Our next FAB fashionista is Gina Rodriguez from The CW’s Jane the Virgin. Gina showed up all smiles in a floor length red sequined dress with a deep v neckline by Naeem Khan. She totally rocked the red carpet in this gown and we could all tell that she felt like a total #BOSS from the way she was smiling from ear to ear the whole time.

Claire Foy

And last, but certainly not list, we have Claire Foy from Netflix’s The Crown. Unlike our previous fashionistas we mentioned, Claire decided to opt for an off the shoulder Oscar De La Renta black jumpsuit for the occasion. She rocked the look looking as chic and classy as ever. Pairing the look with some simple silver accessories, black heels, and bright red lips, she definitely showed up looking like royalty!

And that’s a wrap to this year’s Emmys Red Carpet looks! Did we mention your favorite look? If not, let us know who looked the most FAB in the comments down below!

the FAB team,

Sara

Fenty Beauty By Rihanna First Impressions

Hello and welcome back to our ultra fabulous readers! Today we will be discussing all things beauty, specifically Fenty Beauty! Unless you’ve been living under a rock you may have heard by now that the incredible RiRi has come out with her own makeup line. This makeup line has been getting a lot of buzz because it was curated and thought up of with woman of all skin tones in mind. So without further discussion let’s jump right in!

 

Foundation ($34)

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Rihanna shook up the beauty industry by debuting 40 different shades of foundation. Which for those with either really light or really dark complexions, this diverse range of shades will seem god sent! Now, this foundation is said to be a demi-matte finish with a medium to full coverage and once set this makeup should last you throughout your work day. The only difficult aspect of this foundation will be finding your perfect shade. Each foundation will come labeled with not only the shade but also the undertones. But as an insider tip, grab a foundation a couple of shades lighter than anticipated as this foundation is said to oxidize on the skin once dry!  So keep your receipt when purchasing just in case you need to exchange for a different shade later on.  

 

Highlighter ($34)

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Net up is our personal favorite, the highlighters! Fenty Beauty debuted with 6 different highlighters under the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter range. Each shade caters not only to one’s color preference but also to different skin tones as well. The most talked about highlighter currently is Trophy Wife. Trophy Wife is a 3D hyper metallic gold and it is blinding! This highlighter delivers a stunning gold highlight that can be applied anywhere from the cheek bones to the collarbone and more. But be warned all of these highlighters are super pigmented so it’s best to layer on a little bit at a time.

 

Lips ($18)

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The one thing we did find interesting about Fenty Beauty was the lack of lip products. To be specific currently there is only one lip product within the entire line. However that being said this lip product, the Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, is the ultimate lip product. This lip gloss delivers with its ultra high shine and universally flattering rose nude shade. This gloss is said to be flattering on most skin complexions and unlike most glosses, with its unique gel like formula, this product is not sticky on the lips whatsoever! Which for us is a win in our book.  

 

Brushes ($16-34)

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Finally, rounding out our first impression on Fenty Beauty, let’s talk about brushes. Rihanna didn’t stop at just makeup, she also debuted a range of beauty tools to help you apply all her fabulous makeup. From a foundation brush to a beauty sponge, there are a lot of options for you to choose from if you are in the market for new beauty tools. Prices range from 16 dollars for the beauty sponge to 34 dollars for a full sized brush. The sponge is said to be comparable if not better than the makeup cult classic Beauty Blender and the brushed themselves are said to be extremely soft and densely packed! Overall the beauty tools are a hit and you can’t go wrong.

That rounds out our first impressions on Rihanna’s newly debuted Fenty Beauty. We hoped you liked our take on some of our favorite products! Comment down below your favorite product thus far and what you’re excited for Fenty Beauty to come out with next. 🙂

Wishing you a fabulous week!

The FAB Team,

Itzel & Edith 

5 Tips to Help You Prepare For Your First Day Back at School

The first day back at school after a long break always seems like a raging storm after a season of sunshine.  The stark difference between weekly beach trips and relaxing days to early morning classes and piles of homework can be pretty overwhelming and stressful.  However, us girls at Fab Design Co are here to help you get through the transition and hopefully the return back to school won’t be as bad as you anticipated.  Here are 5 tips to help prepare you for the first day back that will make you feel confident and prepared enough to conquer anything that the new school year brings!

1. Make sure you don’t procrastinate

If you have summer homework such as summer reading, get your butts to the beach or pool and hit the books!!  Summer reading doesn’t have to be such a drag because you can make it into a leisure activity if you are in your happy place and relax by the pool while you read about Santiago’s journey or Frankenstein’s struggle with self.  If you set a schedule for yourself in order to complete summer homework on time that will save you from the stress of trying to rush and finish everything the night before.

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   2.  Get all the necessary school supplies needed in advance

I don’t know if it’s just me but getting new school supplies always gets me excited and is the upside of school starting.  There’s just something about perusing the aisles of Target or Staples and buying way too many unnecessary post-it notes that gives me in the spirit of school starting and helps me accept the end of summer a little bit more.  Not only is shopping for school supplies fun, it also helps a lot if you feel fully prepared with all the needed binders, notebooks, and pens.  Most people feel more excited to take notes in notebooks that they think are really cute so be sure to pick out things that speak to you or personalize your items to make everyday items more interesting.

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 3. Try adjusting your sleeping schedule

Everyone’s sleeping schedule during the summer gets a little crazy because of long nights out with friends and little to no responsibilities during the day.  When school starts again it might be really hard to transition from sleeping at 2 am and waking up past noon to sleeping at 11pm and waking up before 8 am.  A better way to prevent such a harsh change would be to start sleeping earlier progressively a week or more before the first day of school.  For example, you could start by sleeping at 1 am on Monday and with each passing day of the week sleep an hour earlier than the day before.  The same can be done with the time you wake up each morning so you can slowly get used to early mornings again and the 8 am wake up alarm won’t be as horrible.

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4. Pack a really good lunch and pick out a super cute outfit for the first day

As silly as this may sound, it is actually a very good way to motivate someone to go to school and build excitement for school starting.  When you know you are going to have a very filling and delicious meal, it helps fuel you through the day so you can finally munch on your meal with your friends.  Also, having an outfit that you really like is super important because it’ll help get you out of bed because nothing helps bring confidence like a good first day outfit!  These little motivators should be prepared the night before so you can wake up feeling ready to be reunited with all your classmates and friends after a summer of rejuvenation and growth.

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5. Having a thorough and relaxing night routine

Speaking of “the night before”, there are several things you can do to relax yourself the night before school starts.  Taking a bubble bath is helpful because nothing is more relaxing than a nice warm tub with a lush bath bomb (am I right??).  After the bubble bath, you should do a facial mask to help keep your skin nice and smooth.  Lastly, listening to calming and chill music with candles in the room and do the final check on the contents of your backpack so you won’t be rushed in the morning to get packed.  Most importantly, just breathe and remember that you’re ready to take on whatever is thrown at you and that your friends and family will always be there for you in the midst of your new adventures.  A new school year can seem daunting but really, it’s just another thing for you to conquer so go out there and be the fabulous person that you are and I know you’ll be just fine.

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With love,

The FAB Team

Edith, Itzel, & Sara

BET Awards Recap

With high expectations for this year’s BET award show from last year, this year’s award show definitely did not disappoint with many exciting and even shocking moments.  The star studded night was filled with wins and loses in both awards, fashion, and performances.  First, let’s take a look at the fashion of the night!  Some people came ready to slay and we have to start with the bold and beautiful Cardi B.  Cardi’s red Givenchy suit made a statement and showed everyone that she is ready to take the entertainment world by storm and displayed her boss side.

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Following suit, the adorable pair Gucci Mane and Asahd Khaled: DJ Khaled’s iconic son came matching in vibrant blue Gucci suits.  The rapper and baby producer duo won over hearts with their classy and endearing ensemble.

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Coming in on the other end of the spectrum however was Blac Chyna and Lil Kim. While we give kudos to both ladies for taking fashion risks on the red carpet, these red carpet outfits  just didn’t make the cut in the end.

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Is there such a thing as too much bling? Yes. Exhibit A or in this case K: Lil Kim in her see through sparkle bodysuit with matching bejeweled clutch and heels left nothing to the imagination at the awards show and for that she earns a spot in our worst dressed of the night.

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While Blac Chyna’s post baby body left us stunned, her red carpet outfit had our jaws dropping and for all the wrong reasons. With over puffed sleeves and sky high heels, this outfit immediately took the crown for worst dressed of the night.

Better luck next time ladies!

Moving along, we have my favorite part of the show- the performances and of course the BET award show wouldn’t be complete without a legendary reunion from Xscape.  The 90’s R&B girl group gave everyone the feels when they performed a throwback medley of all their most iconic songs.  This long awaited reunion was greatly anticipated and the girls killed it with their incredible energy and showed that even after 18 years, they still got it.

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Another notable performance was from the young but extremely talented 19 year old Khalid.  This up and coming singer performed his hit single “Location” and showed his great potential to be the next big thing with his melodic voice and likeable boy-next-door look.

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After all the performances, the night ended with the point of the show- the awards.  The award show had a variety of categories varying from “Best Female Hiphop Artist” to “Best Movie” to “Best Male R&B/Pop Artist”.  Remy Ma won for Best Female Hiphop artist which shocked many people because they speculated that the winner would be Nicki Minaj.  The win was controversial because funny enough, the two competitors recently had major drama when Remy Ma released a diss track “ShETHER” about Nicki Minaj which Minaj quickly retaliated with “No Frauds”.  Although Nicki Minaj is more known in the mainstream music world, the Love and Hip Hop star Remy Ma proved her place as the OG hip hop veteran.  

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Not surprisingly, Bruno Mars took home the award for Best R&B/Pop artist because the groovy singer constantly comes out with catchy and fun songs.  Bruno Mars has been on a roll lately and he doesn’t seem to be planning to stop his pop takeover anytime soon!  

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Migos won for best group which is a big moment for the dynamic trio because they really showed that 2017 was their year.  With the release and success of their new album “Culture”, iconic hit song “Bad and Bougee”, and multiple collaborations with huge artists, Migos is now one of hip hop’s most well known groups.

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Last but certainly not least, rounding out the awards for the night Chance the Rapper took home three, the coveted Humanitarian Award, Best New Artist and Best Collaboration. Looking back in the last year alone, Chance the Rapper has donated 1 million dollars to Chicago schools and has helped raise over 2 million dollars for nonprofits, so it’s no wonder this year he took home the Humanitarian Award, becoming the youngest recipient of the award to date. On top of his humanitarian efforts, he has also become the first artist to make it to the Billboard 200 chart based on streams alone with his hit fourth mixtape Coloring Book. This is only the beginning for this Chicago native and we can’t wait to see where his career takes him next!

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And that ladies and gents is a wrap for our recap of this years BET awards! If we didn’t mention your favorite moment of the night, please comment yours below!  Till next time folks. 🙂

The FAB team,

Edith & Itzel

 

Met Gala Hairstyle Crushes

As always, when it comes to FAB fashion, this year’s Met Gala did not disappoint!  So much style inspiration in the forever-fashionable NYC but let’s not forget the hair.  These artful dos had me screaming yaaaaaaaas!

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Zendaya. Yes, of course her Dolce & Gabbana gown is beautiful but let’s keep it completely real…it’s the compliment of her big voluptuous natural hair that makes her style aesthetic eye-catching perfection.

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Thandie Newton.  With creole earrings, smoky eye make-up perfection and a flower adorned headpiece, this FAB mother of three keeps your attention from head to toe.

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Cara Delevingne amped up the buzz-cut she’s rocking for her role in Life in a Year with metallic silver paint for a dramatic futuristic look that makes her an elegant sci-fi fashion fantasy come true.

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Lala Anthony.  You know how you always want to look fierce on the day that you run into your ex no matter how long it’s been?  Well even though this fashion statement is all about Lala looking simply FAB and being “Unbreakable” (as described in her Instagram photo above), we still have two words… MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

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Rita Ora. I’ll admit that her beautiful bling drew me in close but it was her edgy textured hair that became the conversation piece.  LOVE this brilliant hair design by César DeLeön Ramirez.

the FAB Team