Monday, May 29, 2017

Outfits For Girls Working Retail: From Casual to High End

My favorite part about fashion is having the ability to stand out, be different and make statements through your clothes no matter where you go. The best place to stand out with your outfits are actually at your retail jobs. Not only does it help amplify sales when you stand out and look really good, it also helps your reputation with your managers as well! People notice when you put effort into things you do and what you wear. I want my readers to feel confident and wear things that help them feel like they can conquer anything so I hope these outfits bring some inspiration for you to do so!


For the Forever21 girl

For this first outfit, I kept it trendy since that's the environment that a store like Forever21 has. You'll probably have a lot of girls come and ask you where in the store you got your pieces from. Since the ones featured are pretty universal, you can easily direct them to where they can find similar items. 


Sneaker Store Chic

This outfit has more of an urban approach which is perfect for the sneaker store environment. This mesh top looks fashion forward and is opaque enough to keep you covered and professional looking. Boyfriend jeans paired with the sneakers really sets the mood for this outfit!

 The Boutique Girl

I remember one of my first retail jobs being at small fashion forward boutiques where outfits like this were super appreciated. The silhouette of the top mixed the design of the skirt and heels makes this outfit scream "It Girl"! The clients will definitely come to you for fashion advice while in an outfit like this!


The Saks Associate

This outfit is super perfect for an upscale retail environment such as Saks or Barneys. It features abstract designs and fashion forward accessories to help you stand out from the rest of your coworkers. It has that supermodel, A-List vibe needed to catch enough attention to get inquiries about your department! Sales goals met for the day? I think so! Rock this outfit with a sleek ponytail and you're good to go.



Be sure to leave your feedback either in the comment section below or on our twitter page @FlairBerry Let me know what you think!

Love,
FlairBerry

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

PRAY FOR MANCHESTER (I Can't Even.)



My heart was filled with so much remorse last night when I found out about what happened at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. I can not believe that someone would literally have the audacity to come to a concert full of children and terrorize them like this. These were KIDS who begged their parents for tickets to see someone who they love with the intention to have a great time only to end up like that. It's baffling.

For those who are unaware or are new to the story, Ariana Grande performed in Manchester last night. The concert was a success however at the end of the concert, as everyone was making their way out, a speaker blew up causing everyone to leave in horror. 22 were pronounced dead and a numerous amount of others have gone missing. A countless amount of parents took to social media posting videos and photos of their children in the hopes of finding them. A beloved #Arianator named Gia (who was a great influence to the fangirl world on twitter) passed away as a result of this event and was one of the first to be pronounced as someone who did not make it. Several children have been found today but are injured.


As a result of this unfortunate event, Ariana cancelled the rest of her tour. Many celebrities have made statements of remorse in regards to this terrible event and gave Ariana words of comfort via social media.

Today, photos of Ariana arriving back home being greeted by her boyfriend, Mac Miller, surfaced today. Her face showed signs of hysterical crying.







As a fan of Ariana Grande, my heart aches for her. My heart aches for the parents and the children both gone and found. Concerts are for enjoyment! Its a place where you can let go and feel free being around people who share the same interest as you. I have no words. This is just..unreal. Please keep all who were involved in your thoughts and prayers.


Thank you for reading this post! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them here or FlairBerry on twitter: @FlairBerry


Monday, January 16, 2017

"WONDERLAND" - Appreciating The Eclecticness of Fashion Again



Last night I watched the second Alice In Wonderland movie and needless to say, the fashion in the movie got me way too excited! It was very eye opening for me as a designer and it got me thinking about the fact that today, fashion is not as self expressive as it should be. Everyone wants to look the same! I think it stems from longing to be internet famous and thinking the only way to do it is to look a certain way. 

I will admit that although nudes, blacks and greys are all fabulous, sophisticated colors, it's time to retire them. I think 2017 should be filled with tons of self expression and color. I'm not implying that everyone should dress like the characters in movies like Alice In Wonderland but I do think it's time for everyone to get original. Fashion is a form of art, a form of self expression. It's totally lost its face in the world of social media and it's trending facade of "look this way, it'll get you tons of followers!!" It seems as though a lot of people think that this particular look is going to be their one-way road to success. I disagree with that thought process. I think the social media world is ready for something new! I think we've had enough of the body suits paired with high waisted jeans and the over-doing of highlighters with an outrageous amount of lip fillers to match. I think being different can get you just as many (if not more) followers!

I made a Ravenna (from Snow White and The Huntsman) inspired set when I first started my Instagram and it got way more likes than any of my trendy sets. People appreciated the fact that it wasn't the same as everything else being posted. The recognition was very flattering! I think that's what makes the quirky designers so enjoyable to pay attention to. They're the ones who make the weirdest things look wearable and fashion forward. They're the trendsetters! I appreciate certain TV characters who do the same thing. For example, Aria from Pretty Little Liars, Bella Thorne and Zendaya's characters from the Disney Channel show "Shake It Up" and even Alex Russo from Wizards of Waverly Place! They mix the weirdest things and make it work! I think that's what fashion is about.

One day my friend Viri and I decided to take a trip to the lush store while window shopping at the mall. We came across the lipstick shelf and discovered two shades of blue lipsticks. Intrigued, we picked them up and applied them to our lips. Mine was a dark almost black blue and hers was a metallic june bug kind of blue. To test out their durability, we decided to walk around the mall and decided that if we liked them, we would go back and buy them. While browsing the MAC counter at Macy's, two women asked us about our lip colors. We told them we got the colors from the Lush store and the women left the MAC counter to go to the Lush store! At the end of the day, impressed by the durability, we decided to go back and buy the lipsticks. When we got there to purchase the lipsticks, an associate came up to us and said "I just want you to know that because you guys wore those colors outside of here, we had 5 other people come buy them and referenced you guys as their reason!" That was such a cool feeling knowing that us being different caused a store to have multiple sales in one product! 

Being different may seem that scary because you aren't fitting in but once upon a time, the trends you follow were created by people who dared to be different. When Kylie did her lips, she got tons of hate for it but because of her, look at how much that entire industry blew up! 

For 2017, I want you to challenge yourself to be different. Select fashionable pieces at your favorite stores that you don't see anyone else wearing and watch your social counts go up!

Love,
Nazanin

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Ways to Wear Over The Knee Boots feat. Kim Kardashian-West

Over- the- Knee boots have grown in popularity all throughout 2016! Most of the time I see girls style them with high waisted jeans and oversized sweaters so today I wanted to present more fashion forward ways to style them!











On the left, you'll see Mrs. Kim Kardashian-West sporting a fur coat and a split dress with over the knee boots. This is a very fashion forward example of being out of the box in regards to styling your boots. The mix of her outfit and her accessories are perfect for a more urban/contemporary approach.








































A long cardigan, scarf and slim jeans are perfect for over-the-knee boots! The look you see above is good for a causal look for a normal day out especially with the cold weather trending right now.

This look on the right is pretty similar to the first look I presented but less dramatic. A nice peacoat with a fur-like scarf goes great with over the knee boots. This is also a perfect winter ensemble!


I would also like to take the time to thank everyone who's kept tabs on me and continues to read my  posts. I haven't been active for a while but I am back to blogging! If you haven't already, follow my *NEW* Instagram: @StyledByNaza My twitter remains the same: http://twitter.com/flairberry

I notice a lot of people are using the name FlairBerry for their own personal brands and I would like to make it clear that those have nothing to do with me! I am not in affiliation with FlairBerry.com or FlairBerry on instagram. These are individuals who weren't creative enough to come up with their own names so they decided to use ours. If you see anymore false accounts, please feel free to reach out to me and let me know!

Thank you so much! I love you guys!!

xo, 
Naza/Flair



Sunday, November 20, 2016

FUR IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY: FRIEND OR FAUX




Wearing fur in the 50's-80's weren't as taboo and socially frowned up on like it is today. Wearing fur was seen as more of a power status. Typically, anyone seen in fur garments were viewed as someone who obtained great wealth. Due to current power of social media however, the concept has made a total 180.


I think we can all agree that fur coats are a luxurious statement piece to any outfit. I personally love the look of it! However, considering the amount of harm being done to animals just the pleasure of looking good doesn't seem worth a $3500 price tag when I could invest in a beautiful doppelganger and look just as good while spending less than half the price of the real thing! I believe as humans, its important to consider our resources, just as we have begun to do with our beauty products.

Due to the popularity of social media, we're more aware of what actually goes into the products we love. It can really make you reconsider your investments. Previously on this blog, I wrote about how biased I was to the idea of real fur and how germane it was to me to know specifically which animal it came from. I stated that animals being shaved for coats was a better feeling for me than an animal being skinned for one (example: wearing shearling over chinchilla).

I remember when that one photo of the bunny being tortured for L'Oreal products was passed around every social media outlet there is. It was at the moment that I began doing research about every product that I owned (especially since one of my favorite animals are bunnies). I couldn't bare it! If you've ever owned an animal, you know that the common misconception of them not having souls or "real" feelings is totally false. Animals are just like us- they have a mind of their own and they have their own individual personalities. They have likes and dislikes! It disturbed me to think about the fact that whoever came up with this concept to do harsh testing on animals because they were considered to not have any feelings due to the fact that they don't walk and talk like us totally made sense to them. It still makes sense to the people involved in the process.

I love that the industry as a whole has come to better resources that create the illusion of things that we want. I love that we have faux fur and it can look and feel like the real thing. Sure, genuine fur is still seen as a luxury item but for me, its barbaric if an animal's pure life has to be sacrificed for my jacket, gloves or hat.

x
NAZA


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fear Not!!

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With All My Love,
Flair