MY M.I.S. Experience

HTML= The Key To Myspace

I remember way back when Myspace came out way back when and you were able to design and create using HTML. This being creating backgrounds, updating music lists, creating moveable backgrounds, and so much more. I loved being able to customize and update my profile using HTML. There were so many presets and custom coding you could do!

That is about the only experience I have with HTML, I have been influenced by mainstream social media which is all “coded” behind the scenes. I would love to learn more about if the social profiles we have now all code, and use HTML, I know they all do I am curious to know what exactly they use and if they create their own coding to make parts of their websites pop.

For the future, MIS is definitely going to be important because off all the current media going digital. I need to be able to understand how to code in a fast and quality manner. Social Media, and digital marketing mediums are taking over the new wave of how people interact with each other, businesses, and even their families. Understanding how to code as an individual is going to be a significantly useful tool to understand especially if you are moving into the business world. Business is now all digital and that is the way of the world currently and of the next 28 years at least.

Here’s the other thing, were just getting started!

Building websites, creating custom consumer friendly databases is going to be important to know how to do because that will be the way of the business world. As a business they are going to need people on their teams who know and understand how people are wired and using technology and digital platforms on a daily basis. If companies are able to develop their own digital tactics by learning, and understanding HTML, they will develop higher capital for themselves, as well as be ahead of their industry on a design, engagement, and outreach basis.

 

 

 

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Fine Dining in Long Beach

So you all know the food in California is legendary! This time we are taking our exploration the the city of Long Beach. This city has everything from indian cuisine to Chinese authenticities. You all also know how much of a foodie I am! I can eat and Long Beach can feed me.

This time I tried a really great sea food restaurant called The Big Catch. It has all kinds of LIVE seafood in the window, and everything is very open concept so you can watch the chefs cook. I personally love this idea because it makes me feel like I am apart of the process in creating my food.

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THE MENU

The menu of featured dishes were at the top of the kitchen on a chalk board which brought great character into the restaurant. This menu allowed you to create your own “jambalaya” type dish which included a fish and side and a sauce! IMG_2094

I loved this idea because I am the type of person who can never choose what I want from a standard menu, plus one of my biggest pet peeves, is reading a new menu. It drives me crazy!

I ordered the King Lobster, Corn on the Cobb with Cajun Lemon Pepper Sauce. Let me tell you….. This food was SOOOOOOO freaking good! It had so much flavor to it, the cajun lemon pepper sauce gave it a little kick while providing sweetness at the same time.

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My only complaint would have to be there was too much space in my bowl! I wanted there to be more food for the price. This meal came out to be around $43 and I ordered water. The lobster was delicious beyond compare, but I just wanted a little more. But all in all I ate like a queen!

Don’t forget to check out this restaurant on Instagram for the closest location to you! Get yo seafood on!

Stay Chic. Stay Fabulous. Stay Fierce. BYYYYEEEEE

XO|NAVIACHIC

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My First Pair of Christian Louboutins!

Yes, you read the tittle correctly everyone! I just got my first pair of Christian Louboutins! I can’t believe I actually have my very own pair. I bought them at a Barney’s outlet store in Palm Desert. They were the only pair and I was the first person to even try them on! Normally, a pair of Louboutin’s will run from $700-$2,000. I bought these shoes at an outlet for only $310! I know, my first question was, “Are they real?” They are! All real, full Louboutin. What happens is, in the outlet warehouse collects all of the out of season shoes, and slaps a label on them without looking at the designer, or the quality of the shoe!

I bought the Louboutin Sharpstagram, they are a 4″ stiletto heel, pointed toe with crisscross elastic straps, leather lining and footbed, which is an insole in a boot or shoe, used for cushioning or to provide a better fit,  and of course the signature red sole. This shoe is made in Italy.

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For a more detailed view/ review on the shoes make sure you check out my YouTube Video

Stay Chic. Stay Fabulous. Stay Fierce.

xo~Naviachic

 

Spring 2016 = 70’s Inspo

This season for Spring, I have been obsessed with 70’s fashion. From the wide legged bellbottom pants, to the off the shoulder tops. I created a couple outfits to get me going with the trend. My main point was to accentuate the era while bringing a modern twist to it.

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The Top and Pants are from Clover Canyon. I love the detail in both pieces, it completely accentuates the great parts of my body; like my shoulders, collar bone, and booty!

Stay Chic. Stay Fabulous. Stay Fierce

xo-NaviaChic

Washing Your Luxury For Princess & Bellami Hair Extensions

Hey Ladies!

So the time has come where your extensions have a sticky, humid texture and you need wash them. I have my own technique that works extremely well and keeps the quality of your extensions in tact! Here are my tips and tricks, hopefully they work for you as well as they work for me!

 

Step #1: COMB OUT YOUR WEAVE!

If you skip this step, you might as well shred your extensions into the nearest garbage disposal! This step is imperative because washing hair with tangles in them is the biggest mistake you can make! You want to make sure you start with silky smooth hair before we put it into the water. This allows for a smoother washing process.  I use a widetooth comb or a paddle brush, because it detangles without pulling hairs out of the track.

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Step 2: Washing the Extensions

To was my extensions I use the Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo. Shampoo’s are of a preference because there are so many different types. theres Sulfate Free, For dry hair, or for oily hair, and now they even have a gluten free shampoo. I don’t like the complications between all of the choices, so for me as long as its sulfate free and has keratin, i’m good to go.

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When you are washing your extensions, you want to make sure all the strands are going in the right direction. So many times, women will ball the hair up, which messes with the track pattern the hair is laid in. To achieve the best results, make sure you smooth the shampoo in the hair going with the grain. When trying to clean the hair, move it side to side, rather than going against the grain. This process can affect the rest of the washing process including drying the hair.

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Step 3: Condition

Yayy my favorite part of the washing process; CONDITIONING! I love conditioning my extensions because they are so smooth and silky! Plus you can use loads and loads of it and never hurt your hair. The Conditioner I use is by Pantene. I don’t get too detailed by what conditioner I use because to me its all the same. You use it to bring life back into the hair and allow it to “bounce back”. The methods I use to condition are the same as how I shampoo. Don’t go against the grain, and don’t ball it all up. Once I thoroughly rinse the hair with conditioner, I make sure to comb out the extensions. Doing this ensures the proper smoothing texture we all want our hair in. Screen Shot 2016-02-19 at 12.55.08 PM

Step 4: Drying the Extensions

Ahhh, the final step! The methods I use to dry my extensions solidifies the entire process. I first leave the conditioner in the hair and lay a towel over it. Screen Shot 2016-02-19 at 1.02.10 PM

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Once this is done I blow dry the extensions with the towel covering the hair. This allows for the conditioner to set into the hair without delivering direct heat. You want to make sure that you don’t use the blowdryer on the hair raw because it could cause the extensions to become brittle, and lack luster.

The Last thing I do is rinse the conditioner out of the hair and let the hair air dry on a towel, like the picture below.

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Once the hair is all dry- which takes about 8-10 hours- you will have lushish clean hair!

Below is a video link on the entire process, if you all want to have a better understanding.

Remember to Stay Chic. Stay Fabulous. Stay Fierce.

 

Click Here For A Full Video of How I Wash My Hair

 

 

PR Intern + LA Working Fashion

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Its the New Year! I apologize for my absence, A lot has happened side my last post. Most importantly, I MOVED TO LA! Yes! I started a fashion pr internship with a company called Post + Beam right in the heart of DTLA ( Downtown Los Angeles). It is so awesome waking up and walking down the streets of LA. I love that I’m finally here and can’t wait to share my journey with you all.

Searching for the Internship

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I knew I wanted to be in the Fashion Industry, though I had no clue what I wanted to be. All I knew was I wanted Anne Hathaway’s job in “The Devil Wear Prada” movie. I want that run around, and craziness of the fashion world. I want to go to Red Carpet events, and stand behind a major editor and learn from her everyday! I also knew I wanted to stay on the business side of fashion, like working behind the scenes at fashion shows and talking with editors and stylists. Thats how I stumbled upon Fashion PR!

I FOUND What I Was Looking For

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After I decided that wanted to try Fashion PR, I had to find an internship available. This was the hard part. But lucky I went through the struggle so you all don’t have to! I went to Indeed.com, SimplyHired.com, Fashionista.com, and Finally found Post + Beam on Fashionista.com and LookSharp.com. Fashionista.com ALWAYS shares great internship/career opportunities. If you are looking for one I would try LookSharp and Fashionista first.

What is Fashion PR?

Fashion PR is a multi-faceted industry. First, PR stands for Public Relations, within a public relations agency, they will have several clients. These clients send the PR agency samples to their showroom. Then, stylists and editors will visit several different showrooms in order to find looks for a photoshoot, or a T.V. show or even a celebrities wardrobe. These stylists and editors will then check out items from the showrooms they visit at different fashion PR agencies; If the items they choose are selected and used for that shoot, the PR agency gets contacted and lets them know that they will be using the pieces from that agencies client. This is great news to the PR agency, because they can now do a “press clipping” of the publication that their piece is featured in and send it off to the client.

Press Clipping: Copy and pasting the featured items from the publication and forming them together in a word document, or photoshop. EX: ( This is a Press Clipping I created for We Are Handsome, A swim war brand, posted by the Publication: DailyMail.com.) 

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So, figuring out what to wear to a fashion internship everyday can be a little challenging. Do I give them high fashion everyday I work? Is it important to have in season designs straight from the run way? Can I even afford clothes right off the runway?

First,

STOP THINKING SO HARD!

In a fashion job, I have learned that it is always best to just go business casual-chic the first couple of days or week 1. Then, once you get a feel for what everyone is wearing or if your supervisor tells you theres a dress code, follow that!

But ALWAYS show your personality through your clothes. I mean it is fashion! An art form that has transformed into personal style and creativity. I am personally a high fashion FREAK! I love mimicking collections that came right off the runway, and making it affordable. Here is an outfit that I put together for one of my days in the office.

 

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The Vest

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This vest I actually created myself! I designed and sewed this vest! I love it so much! Originally I was going to make  black fur coat, but I decided that Ill never get to wear it because its so hot in Cali. I love this piece because its the accessory. This is the fashion statement piece, it allows me to be fashionable while keeping professional office attire.

The Skirt

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I bought this skirt from Express! This store is perfect for the young fashion forward business professional . Its length it perfect and very stylish, it also has a slight sex appeal to it which is always a plus. I love that I can add a sophisticated line to my business  wardrobe.

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The Shoes

These shoes are Vince Camuto. I bought them at Nordstrom, for a great price. Nordstrom is great for business heels! They are very comfortable and stylish. I love that this particular  pair has a strap to lock in my foot when I’m strutting on the streets of LA.

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That is it for now my lovely ladies! Stay tuned because I will now be posting once a week . Keeping you updated on more fashion, beauty, and life finds.  I love you all And look Forward to next week.

 

STAY CHIC. STAY FABULOUS. STAY FIERCE.

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FALL IS HERE 

  
Fall is here! So you know what that means, sweaters, hot coco, and thigh high boots! Fall is probably one of my favorite seasons. Watching the leaves fall, bundling up, getting the new Starbucks flavored coffee, and adding fur to my wardrobe. During this season love to wake up and drink my hot cider, light my Winter Wonderland candle and throw a big blanket over my back! The best part of Fall is Thanksgiving of course, helping mom make the greens, the yams with pineapple topping, the turkey of course,and the homemade mac & cheese, Hmmh, Hmmh, Hmmh! I’m already to eat. The most spectacular part of Fall to me is Black Friday. I am a sucker for madness! Not Walmart madness, but more of a people all over the place shopping and having tons of bags in their hands kind of madness. Being a fashionista, a sale is like giving a bacon treat to a dog. It’s the Mecca of shopping seeing red tags and discounts off of the discount on the red tag is just everything. My last favorite this about fall is family time and Christmas is near. There’s nothing like celebrating your life with your family and soul food. Love my family and the holidays, to all my readers: comment and let me know what’s your favorite part of the holidays. 

And remember:

            Stay Fabulous. Stay Chic. Stay Fierce

What Inspires My Style 

When I think about style I think of three words; confidence,individuality, and power. When developing your own personal style, you are creating that first impression when people naturally judge you. Your thoughts are, what do I want the world to think of me? How do I want my confidence portrayed? Or even, do I care of the thoughts from others. All these questions flow into my mind when I began to develop my style.

My favorite aspect of style is that there are no right or wrong answers. It’s based on who you are and who you aspire to be. Though I will admit the hardest factor of style is this feeling of making it “fashionable” or “trendy.” Sometimes style doesn’t make any sense to the people on the outside, but it’s very clear to the person wearing the clothes. I love how my personal style has evolved in every stage of change I go through. From high school cheerleading popularity, to finding out who I am in college. The fact that your style represents a moment in time is spectacular to me and is also inspiring.

My personal style now, being 3 years into college, about to graduate, find a career,  and achieve my masters inspires me. My style represents who I want to be and who I see myself being. I would call it “business fashion editorial sexy chic” . 

  
 I want to be a woman of class and power. I find inspiration through women of power who look just like me. The women who has an amazing fashion career, speaks 3 languages, has a flat in New York, a Porsche, Prada, Ted Baker and Givency handbags. All while having the greatest fiancé/ supporter in my life achieving great things.

I find inspiration through who I want to be when I grow up. I can’t wait to get there.

CHANEL ROOM TOUR

I finally finished designing my room! It took me about 3-4 months but I finished! This room I decided to go with a Chanel themed room. Beautiful black and white pillows, quilted bed drapery, the gorgeous sparkling chandelier; I went all out. This entire room was a project. I created the entire thing myself; this including the pillows, the closet, the Vanity, my shoe wall and finally my bed, which I converted into a couch during the day. When creating this room, I really wanted to make it mine. I wanted to display the things I love to look at. Such as My designer bags, shoes, makeup and clothing. Fashion and beauty means so much to me, and it makes me feel incredible on the inside while looking great on the outside.

THE PILLOWS

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I created two Chanel Pillows! Many people ask me “OMG where did you buy those?” When I tell people I made them, they start freaking out like I developed a new technology that will cure cancer! In reality all I did was iron on a picture I printed from the internet. Super easy, Super fun!.

THE CLOSET

It was so much fun to customize my closet to fit my exact needs!  Originally before I had just a basic closet and wanted to make more room. I wanted to maximize the usable space in my closet. I shopped around to many places, one being Ikea. Ikea has some AMAZING closet organizers like the PAX systems, however, I didn’t want to spend $1500 for my dream closet. So what did I do? I went to home depot! I magically found the CLOSET MAID!! The whole set was only $119 and it fit all my organization needs. I used this kit as my base and was able to add pieces to it and make perfect for every aspect I wanted my closet to have. In the end, after adding all the extra pieces I wanted, I spent around $250 for the entire closet. SUPER AFFORDABLE!

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THE VANITY

Putting this vanity together was soooo much fun! I did a tutorial about how I put this set together

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I used the IKEA MALM desk which gives the space such a beautiful and classy esthetic! It only costs $150 and is perfect as a storage facility for makeup. Also for the lighting on the sides, I bought those from IKEA as well, and they only cost me $30 for each. I then converted them to a plug in.

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if you want to see how I made the vanity, watch the video below

THE SHOE WALL

I was think of creating a video about how I created the shoe wall, If you all want it I will definitely make it, but I created this from scratch. By using Plexi Board, and wall hangers to hold the shoes up, waking up to all of my amazing shoes every morning makes me feel so chic, and tumblr ready for my day! The Canvas pictures of the Loubouitn’s  I spotted at Marshalls for only $14.99 each!

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THE CHANDELIER

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I LOVE THIS CHANDELIER!!! I purchased it from Home Depot and it was only $99!!! It was a little tedious to put together, but It was well worth the price! The only downside, is just finding someone who knows how to wire lighting. Other than that I was so impressed by the size of this Chandelier and how amazing the price is. You get more than $100 worth of light. The material of the light is a plastic type material, but you cant tell when the light it in the ceiling.

If you want to see the full video of how I put together my rom please Press Play below!

Also check me out on instagram, and youtube @naviachic

Make your own Clip – IN hair extensions

This is my first blog post and I am so excited! I thought I would share my experiences in creating your very own clip-in hair extensions. I have lots of experience with hair. I’ve used full wigs, U-part wigs, Weaves with silk/lace base closures; all are great but I never felt satisfied for long periods of time. I then discovered clip-ins. In my opinion, this extension method looks the most natural. I began to search for companies that sold clip-in extensions. To my dissatisfaction, I realized that purchasing this method of hair extensions was not going to be cheap. So I figured, why can’t I make them myself ; that’s what started my clip-in journey.

The Hair

I ordered 16 inch Indi Remi Rain hair in the color 1b. This hair cost me about $60, and I purchased it through eBay.

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Materials needed: 

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Once the materials needed are acquired, we may begin with the first step in the process which is: Threading the Needle. 

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This may seem easy, but it gets a tad bit complicated as we begin to tie the knot. When tying the knot at the end of the thread, simple wrap the thread pieces around your pinky finger. After doing that, slowly take the thread off of your finger while leaving it in the form of a circle. As shown below.

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Continuing on by pulling the tail of the thread into the circle, and BINGO! you’ve completed the first step.

Step #2: Sewing clips onto the hair

This step is very simple. Slide the needle into the weft of the track.

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From there, slide the top left hole of clip onto the needle and pull the needle through the hole.

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Continue this step to each side of the clip.

Track pieces

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In the end the tracks should look somewhat like this:

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For a more detailed tutorial on how I achieved this look, please visit my YouTube Channel, NaviaChic, make sure to like and Subscribe.