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Hot Mama…

13 May

So it is Mother’s Day and  you want to look and feel your best.. Just because you are a mother doesn’t mean you can’t be one hot mama!!! You can look age appropriate, and motherly approved in this lovely floral print dress… We played up the color with these purple peak-a-boo shoes and bright green bag to add flavor and richness of color. The hair inspiration is a semi-updo.. It is sexy, powerful and sophisticated without being stuffy…. Make-up should be bright and beautiful..

Remember ladies it is the one day you are honored for doing your hardest job, being a mom… Enjoy and look fabulous…

Happy Mother’s Day…

Simply Studded xoxo

Get The Look: Flower Power

19 Mar

Has Spring comes in with a bang we are seeing more bright and pastel colors.. This season trend involve COLOR…. Skinny jeans have taken a bath in the rainbow, tee shirts, shoes  and accessories have been touched with the sun-kissed shadows of color. This look is inspired by Spring and the wonderful sea of colors like flowers fresh bloom. I took a jacket full of floral design as my focal point, paired it with orange sherbet skinny jeans, basic white tank and key lime green wedge shoe. Because there is so much color and pattern I decided to opt for a simple gold earring. The outfit doesn’t require any additional accessories. The hair inspiration was a colored fohawk.. It’s not quite a mohawk but it has the edge and sophistication that is needed to pull off the look. The make-up should be simple, nude and soft.

Enjoy,

Simply Studded

 

The Look….

 

 

 The Hair

 

Mama always said, make sure you eat your…FLOWERS?

14 Jul

So have you ever looked at a flower and thought “this looks so beautiful, I just want to bite it!”?  (Maybe not? LOL) There are some flowers that are edible.  Who would of thunk? I wouldn’t think that you would make a whole meal solely out of flowers.  But you may use them as garnishes for some of your exotic dishes, and garnishes should be edible.

There are some familiar flowers that we may not have considered to be flowers that we already consume regularly like… Anise Hyssop, Arugula, Basil, Chives, Cornflower, Fennel, Mint , Mustard, Sage, and Thyme.  But then there are the flowers that we may not have considered as edible at all, but actually are, like… Bee Balm, Carnation, Chrysanthemum,  Dandelion, Gardenia, Lilac Pansy, Sunflower, and Violet.

Here are some of these flowers in their culinary element…

Chocolate Lilac Pop

Fruit Filled Melon with Anise Hyssop Chiffonade

Mint: Mojito Leg of Lamb

Gardenia Butterscotch Bread

Note: Some edible flowers should not be consumed in large amounts as they can be poisonous.  Please refer to this chart at http://homecooking.about.com/library/weekly/blflowers.htm, for a more extensive listing of the flowers and their do’s and don’ts.

Mmm take a bite out of that!

Pictures taken from:

http://www.moonglowlounge.wordpress.com

http://www.tenthousandlicks.wordpress.com

http://www.cookfoodmostlyplants.blogspot.com

http://www.cookingwithsin.com

http://www.letsmasak.blogspot.com