Venus Loves Virgo

Hello fellow fashionista's & beauty addicts alike! I'm new here to the Fashion Brewery and was informed about this site from Telena from FB. I couldn't have been happier to receive her invite to be a contributing fashion/beauty writer as well as to have been invited as an editor. For now I'm going to stick to writing as to test the waters with what I can accomplish here. If and when my status can become upgraded to editor I'll let you guys know. Let's get started.
A little about me:
I have a background in the field of fashion and publicity as well as having done some work as a freelance stylist. I have an Associates Degree in Fashion Marketing/Management & Merchandising. Was lucky to have been able to participate in certain fashion events in the past and was a backstage dresser for a few fashion shows. I'm also a beauty & health product junkie. Hunting down new beauty finds is an adventure for me especially exotic perfumes. I started my blog Venus Loves Virgo so I can share experiences with everything fashionable & beautiful with other like minded people. Occasionally products are sent to me from publicity making me able to test & review an item and pass the information on to my subscribers. Consider me a test subject so you don't have to be. You can read more about my style, fashion favorites and must have beauty products in the "About Me" link located on my blog's side bar. In addition to my fashion & beauty blog I also own and maintain a food blog having been cooking alongside my grandmother since five years of age. This blog is based on traditional Southern Lucanian Italian cuisine and recipes passed down to me which have been in my family for generations titled "Project Lucania" which currently is still a work in progress due to time constraints. So there you have it, not only am I a fashionista but I can throwdown in the kitchen whipping up some fancy dishes! My hopes for 2011 are to be more creative with my blog adding new and better content as well as testing more & new products plus bringing the latest news in fashion, culture, health and lifestyle to my subscribers. I'm also very excited to participate here at the Fashion Brewery and hope my contribution is useful and appreciated in any way. if you have any questions or would like to join my blog feel free to do so. Here's to a super great year for us all in 2011. Thank you for your time.Stay beautiful! XOXO

Author archives: Venus Loves Virgo

  • VLV of NYC presents Eastern Opulence For Fall & Winter 2012

  •  F-I-E-R-C-E! Eastern Opulence For Fall 2012, by far my favorite trend of the season. These rich looks come and go down runways through out the years but for me it's perpetual whether it's trending or not. Fashionista's need not wait for styles to hit in mag's to kick back with it, you just do because you can. My long term members know how I rave about kimono's and tunics and if you search my ol[...]
  • VLV of NYC presents the CORSET BELT TREND

  • The corset belt is a hot trend you'll need to watch out for this season. These waist cinching belts were first created to make a girls waist line look smaller. The down side of this vintage fashion staple was the dangerous effects it had on a woman's body. Depending on the material used (some were made out of bone) when worn daily over extended periods of time, and tied the usual style in the mo[...]
  • NYC//Trend Spotting with Venus Loves Virgo: The Trumpet Skirt Trend

  • Yves Saint Laurent via Searching For Style MOVE OVER PEPLUM... PRESENTING THE TRUMPET SKIRT... With fall trends such as peplums and lace spotted on the runway the trumpet or fluted skirt adds another notch to this seasons ladylike attire. I consider this the baby sister of the mermaid tail and easier for most women to handle than a longer train trailing behind you. Joy Cioci s/s '1[...]
  • NYC// Trends with Venus Loves Virgo: Baroque Trend Fall 2012

  •   Fashionistas rejoice! Even with all the futuristic metal and edgier Gothic trends out this fall, it seems that romance, frills, flounce and lace fashions are tipping the scales towards a more ladylike inspired wardrobe for the season. A fall trend for your consideration is Baroque inspired pieces, another one of my beloved historic fashion costume periods. For those who don't know,[...]
  • NYC's VLV// Fall 2012:Gothic Fashion and Beauty

  • Your first trend report, Fall 2012:Gothic Fashion and Beauty. This look is one of those perpetual fall staples every time the cool weather season rolls around the corner. And with such recent hit movies as Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Dark Shadows as well as a couple of more Gothic themed films coming out this year, this vampy cultural inspiration ignites momentum to the allure of the edgy rom[...]
  • NYC, VIV: The Paisley Trend 2012

  •   Groooovy Baby! A trend for all you hipsters... Although this print receives it's name from the town of Paisley, Scotland it's actually of Iranian origins and a favorite used in Persian fabrics. Fashion wise it was the hype of the psychedelic sixties with it's popularity carrying it well into the seventies. For this season it once again reigns supreme as hottest print on the runway. A[...]
  • NYC// Venus Loves Virgo Presents the Cameo Trend 2012

  • Cameos... that most feminine piece of carved stone, has been adorning stylish women throughout the ages is a hot trend once more. The art of carving a stone to depict the profile of a loved one was popular when photography was not available. Generally worn as a locket, ring or brooch, it is multi-layered with the top profile in color while the second layer serves as the background. Although toda[...]
  • Trend Alert with VIV of NYC: GLOBAL TRAVELER STYLE INSPIRATION

  •   Not planning an exotic destination getaway this summer? Not to worry. You can look like your a master globe traveler by changing up your outfits. Mix colorful batik patterns, creamy tie-dye fabrics, exotic silky sarongs and bright paisley prints to create your own eclectic world style. Pop on some dangling beaded earrings, fringe accessories and a cool pair of printed espadrilles to[...]
  • NYC's VIV// Snow White And The Huntsman Movie Inspired Fashions

  • Be prepared for Snow White And The Huntsman movie inspired fashions, beauty and accessories to be showcased at major retail outlets this season. Not only is the inspiration coming from the Huntsman movie but also from the other Snow White film Mirror Mirror (in theaters now) which I just finished posting about, check the blog.   For now let's take a sneak peak into some ways thi[...]
  • NYC'S VIV// Trend Alert: Dip Dyed Hair Tips + Easy DIY Ponytail Trick

  • DIP DYE TREND//   As you may recall there have already been a few posts done by me on colored hairs trends, hair extensions and what not but the hottest thing to do to your hair right now is dip dye your tips instead of the entire body of your hair. This trend has been popular in the streets of London for quite some  time now and it just  hit hard across the pond. The best thing ab[...]