Trisha Trixie Tuesday! Bespoke (Custom-Made-to-Order-MadetoMeasure)

What’s “Bespoke”?

Bespoke is an adjective for anything commissioned to a particular specification. “Custom-made”, “made to order”, “made to measure” and sometimes “hand-made” are near-synonyms.

The word bespoke is derived from the verb to bespeak, to “speak for something”, in the specialized meaning “to give order for it to be made” or commission, first cited from 1583 by the OED, with the adjective in its alternative form “bespoken” first quoted from 1607 in this sense.[1] The term is generally more prevalent in British English than American English, which tends to use “custom” instead, as in custom car, custom motorcycle etc.

So, with the bespoke items available from Trisha Trixie, you can create a customized items JUST FOR YOU! How do you do that?

GO HERE! Pick out the colors and fabric and Trisha Trixie will do the rest!

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What do YOU think about being able to customize a product just for you? Do you like or dislike it?

WE WANNA KNOW!

Until next time,

Xoxo

Try It Tuesday~Bare Minerals Veil

Try It Tuesday

Here we are for Try It Tuesday. I tried something different. Since I have severely, hyper-sensitive asthma I am unable to wear many cosmetics for they trigger an asthma attack. Please be clear, I have ASTHMA, not allergies.  When Miss Trisha returned from NY during Fashion Week she attended the IFBCON and  brought lots of swag and other goodies for her intern. One of those items was Bare Minerals, Mineral Veil

I tested it very carefully so as not to over expose my breathing to the powder at first. The results were good. I was still breathing. No choking. YAY! So today I took photographs of my left side as you see above. The first photo, on the left, is without any makeup whatsoever. The photo on the right is with a fine, light application of the Bare Minerals Veil powder applied. Although subtle, I do feel their is a significant difference in the over all appearance of my skin. I like it. And I wanted to share this with you too.

Just to be sure, I just had to photograph the right side of my face as well. The first photo, on the left, is without any makeup whatsoever. The photo on the left is with a fine, light application of the Bare Minerals Veil powder applied. See below.

Now, to add to this I want to say how happy I am to be able to wear this as it also has a broad spectrum SPF 25. This is always important to anyone who is out in the sun. I developed “brown patches/spots” along my jawline from a combination of sun exposure and side effect of respiratory medications.

I don’t have a big issue with my skin. I am who I am and what you see is what you get. It’s a family thing. But I do have to admit that I’m liking that this Bare Minerals Veil is “asthma friendly” for me and at the same time it smooths out my skin tone.

I do see that my photography is lacking but I hope you are able to see what I’m referring to. Do you have cosmetic health issues or just general challenges with makeup? Let us know if you do, we will be most happy to help. Everyone should feel beautiful whether they do or do not wear makeup.

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Fashion Friday~Fashion Wrap

fashionfriday1It’s crazy isn’t it? Here we are, another Friday Fashion Wrap already. The weeks fly by so quickly now. Can you imagine what it will be like once we actually have real Spring weather? We will be even busier than we are now. Well, until then, we have a moment to look over the previous week in fashion on SensaFashion Fun.

Saturday Morning Special: Fun with Funky Finds

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Spectacular Sunday~Salsa Style!

Mad Men Monday: Feature: My PinUp Creations

The swag!

Try It Tuesday~Tie, Scarf, Tie

Try It Tuesday~Tie, Scarf, Tie (Follow Up)

Instead of “Wear” we have “Where It Wednesday”

Throwback Thursday~ Barbie is Fashion?

Try It Tuesday~Tie, Scarf, Tie

Try It Tuesday~It's A Stretch

The idea of women wearing scarves tied around their neck isn’t surprising or unique. However, women wearing a tie is less common. Many years ago I colored my hair flaming red and wore men’s ties to work. It was liberating, refreshing and fun. Remembering that made me think back and reflect of how uncommon it still is. This surprised me. With all the new advances in the mind of society I really thought ties on women would be more common. But it’s not. There are businesses that require the staff, male and female, to wear a tie. But women don’t wear them “just because”. It was this line of thinking that brought me to today’s post.

Women’s Ties

Scarf

Women’s Ties

Being,  claustrophobic I guess, I prefer the tie over the scarf. I’ve worn ties and scarves. The scarf is usually so thick and bulky

I feel suffocated just looking at someone else in them. I have a very hard time wearing it myself. With this issue in mind,

SensaFashion’s Trisha Trixie has contrived a very narrow, ultra-lightweight scarf for me to try out. I will be wearing it today.

She also makes Buckle Scarves TM and HoopScarves you can try.

I’ll try to get a picture of me wearing it to share with you. What about you? Will you try it? Either one? If you do let us know.

Share with us. Which one did you choose? Why did you go with your choice? Have you worn it before? Did it bother you?

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Try It Tuesday~Tye Dye Today

When I first started hearing about Tie Dye being back in fashion I must admit I cringed a little. Let me explain myself, for those who are heating up and saying “how could you not like it!” And for those agreeing, let’s take a step back and consider a few things.

Tie Dye today is not the same as it was in the 70’s. I can back that up too. I started out looking and looking with a very biased mind and eye. I was sure that today’s Tie Dye was the same as it used to be. I was sure of it. THEN, I stumbled upon these:

Now I do have to admit that the skirt alone would  not be up to par but they attached it to a nice outfit. Still not convinced?

Check out these then:

This one has a nice vibrant coloring to it which makes it more appealing. It is also not a t-shirt or shorts. The colors do not blur together in a rather neutral shade either.

Stay with me now, I have more. I am determined that you can enjoy Tie Dye as much as I’m learning to.

 
With a front and back view this is encouraging
yet I am not a fan of the sheer skirting attached
to the back of it. I personally feel that it takes 
away from the “elegance” of the dress. I must 
admit though, the shoes caught my eye first!
And it gets even better. This one has elegance and class. I might consider this dress “dance worthy”.
And here’s one you could actually wear to a nice function or even to work at the office! 
I have to add that it does have the swirl of the older Tie Dye but it seems “classier” here.
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And speaking of the office….
For those with a more casual style, there are a few for you as well.
                                                   

                                                      
                                                              
As a final coo I add this one last photo. 
While I wouldn’t go for the shade shown here, it does tantalize the mind and 
tempt one to try it on other hosiery. Maybe Tie Dye white tights/hose?

These are not necessarily Tie to Dye for but they do put a new perspective on an old fashion idea.
I hope you find this new old fashion interesting enough to go out and “try it”. Maybe by next Tuesday?
If you do choose to, be sure to come back and share your experience with us and some photos too.

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Fashion Friday~Fashion Wrap

Here we are, another Friday in our midst. At least it is for us here in Iowa, USA. If you’re Friday is different then we welcome you to come back to Friday or jump ahead to Friday, depending on where you live. Regardless of location, fashion is, well, fashionable. Let’s take a peek at this past week’s posts shall we?

We were so sick with different viruses that we missed out on Saturday Morning Special. Come back tomorrow though and we will be sure to have a Special Saturday Morning post ready to see.

Well, that’s a wrap for this Friday. Have a great weekend and be sure to come back.
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Try It Tuesday~Organized Makeup

Getting organized is difficult for many. If you are one of those, here are some ideas for you to consider. If you’re already organized, there’s information for you to think about. All ideas have pros and cons and no one idea works best for everyone. Below I am sharing my insight and opinions. If you have any ideas or thoughts you’d like to share, we welcome your comments. Otherwise, ‘try it’. See how you like it.

These are attractive and creative. They do keep your cosmetics in place. One thing I do not care for about these is that by sitting with the brushes up in the air they allow dirt and dust and other airborne matter to collect on them. Then, in turn, you put these into your eye shadows or blushes and then brush that into your skin. (Are we seeing the issue here?) 

Now I can hear some of you thinking “Well we can’t put
them in, bristles down, because that would just ruin the
brushes, so what are we supposed to do about that?”

I have an answer for you. My solution is to store cosmetic
brushes in covered containers, preferably not air tight ones
though. There’s a variety of options. Here are three
of my favorites.

 
 
I wish this photo were clearer. The side areas are great for storing smaller cosmetics 
which allows you to keep the bulk of your cosmetics together. 
The best feature is that the brushes are laid down and nestled into a groove 
to hold them suspended so they aren’t rubbing, which minimizes fraying as well. 
The second best feature is that this container can be closed, 
keeping out excess dust, dirt and other airborne particles. 
For this Fashion Eye,
this is the Mercedes of cosmetic storage. 
 My second runner up for storage is little gem here. It has drawers for your brushes and other cosmetic applicators. That is good since it also has what I refer to as “breather holes” in the front of each drawer. This allows a little bit of airflow while minimizing unwanted particles. However, the fact that it has drawers means you have to lay your brushes down. This allows mixing of colors and powders on your brushes which slightly alters the final look after application. Also, the bristles can rub together and this results in quicker fraying of the bristles.
Another item along the line of drawers is here. This provides maximum breathing room but again, it has the same downfalls as the above storage container. If this is your choice I recommend a light, attractive “draping” that goes over the top and comes down over the sides to eliminate the amount of airborne particles.
Here are some ideas for your “bath and beauty” supplies as well as your lip liners, 
eye liners, mascaras, eye pencils and other “stick” items.
                                                                                                                        

For those times you have to travel, here are some attractive choices that will
also keep your items clean and dry. 
                                                            
 We hope this helps you think or rethink your options and allows you some solutions.
If you have any ideas to share, feel free to leave us a comment.
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Fashion Friday~Fashion Wrap

It’s been a tough week or two for us here at SensaFashion;
With colds and flu…But Miss Trisha perseveres and comes through as always.
Here is your Fashion Wrap for this past week.
Thanks to her we have a Thursday post to include.

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Fashion Friday~Fashion Wrap 2/22/2013

We hope you are ready for some fun and interesting items today. This past week’s posts have covered Polka Dots, Retro.us, Stretch Jeans, The influence of Miss Trisha’s recent trip to IFB conference, and Toe Socks. Here are the links below. Click, sit back and enjoy. Feel free to comment and be sure to check out our Facebook Page.

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Try It Tuesday~It’s A Stretch

Good day ladies and gentlemen. I am here today to share some insight with you about  s-t-r-e-t-c-h pants/jeans. Years ago when I was a yungun…Okay, maybe that’s stretching things a bit. Let’s start over.

When s-t-r-e-t-c-h pants first hit the market I absolutely despised them. With a slim and trim body they were okay but I reserved doubts as it seemed only the tiny little beanpoles with no butt and no hips were the only ones that looked good in them. Mainly, I felt this way due to the excessive wearing of these items by obese people who bought them 2-4 sizes too small. Ew! Gross! Disgusting! (Before you lynch me know this, I am obese and speak from the heart. I’m not picking on people’s weight. I’m seeing the mirror.) Tiny bodies shouldn’t wear baggy clothes any more than hefty bodies should wear form-fitting clothing. (Just speaking my opinion. Not saying I’m right or wrong.)

The whole purpose of this dialogue is to encourage a more diverse way of seeing the coin from both sides. I recently received a pair of jeans that not only I fell in love with but my body fell in love with them too. Yes, you know it….they were a pair of s-t-r-e-t-c-h jeans!!! You can imagine my shock at this revelation. I could not believe I had not only tried on a pair of s-t-r-e-t-c-h jeans, but I actually liked those once dreaded items. And the bonus is:I LIKED HOW I LOOKED IN THEM TOO. And not just me. My coworkers liked how they looked on me too. It’s funny really. Our workrooms, in my end of the building, are separated by large windows and wall so we can see the activity in the room next to us. The gals next to me kept pointing and looking and talking my direction all morning. I thought:”Oh gosh, they hate these on me. They look awful. I never should have worn these in public.”

As it turns out, they were talking about me and my jeans and how they looked but it was all good stuff! They were admiring how nice they made me look. The way the jeans shaped my bottom into a much more appealing shape. How the held my tummy in/up better than my khakis. They were sure they’d never seen me wear blue jeans before. I was so flattered and thrilled and shocked at all this, I giggled and glowed like a teenager.

See below for some examples of what s-t-r-e-t-c-h jeans can do for you.

                               Wearing khakis                                             Wearing s-t-r-e-t-c-h jeans

                                                     
The khakis on the left just don’t cut it as they leave what I refer to as a “pouch” for the gut to hang loosely in. While the stretch jeans hold the body in, almost snugging the stomach, hips and thighs so they are staying where they belong. That is the beauty of s-t-r-e-t-c-h jeans. They look smaller when you hold them up but they stretch around you when put on. I want a dozen pair of these ZD boot cut stretch jeans in my size and each size smaller as I lose weight. 
Let’s take the focus off me and put it on some other examples. Discussing the pros and/or cons.
                                                                           
     
ABOVE: Both of these are poor choices. Let me explain. The pair on the left are almost straight down which meanse they are flared out below the knees. This leaves the wearer with a heftier look and it “stumps” the length and appearance of her legs. The pair on the right are also unflattering. They are stretch jeans but clearly too small for the wearer. Another issue this gal has to contend with is that they also snug around her legs all the way down to her ankles with is too close and emphasize the thickness of her legs. This also leaves an appearance of being too tight. Not what their bodies needed to look good.
  
ABOVE:These two bodies hit it just right. The fit is close without molding the body and all it’s unwanted curves. It follows the length of their legs closely without snugging them from the knees down. This lends itself to a visual of length. The mid to high waist line also lends itself to a vision of length rather than width. Excellent choices.
BELOW are two back views for us to consider.
This pair fit just right around the buttocks without being too 
tight and flattening the bottom. Good fit, good choice.
This pair has a nice fit too. A little looser which is okay. They still look nice as they curve 
around the bottom of her buttocks, hugging the curves in an eye-catching way.
Now, let’s take a look at those smaller sizes.
 I turn my head away every time I see this fit above. It sucks all the beauty out of the hips. Overly emphasizes the trunk of their body and does nothing good in my viewpoint. It wastes the appearance of a well-shaped body. The waistline is so low that it just disappears. For those with natural curves from waist to hip their shapeliness is cheated out of view. To me it’s as if their body has “dropped” visually leaving it heavy looking.
As for the views below……..
          
                              Mmmmmmmmmmm……mmmmmmmmmmmmmm……….mmmmmmmmmmmm!
Nice, sexy, alluring. Slim and trim and well-defined. The hip areas are just high enough that they don’t encompass the waist yet low enough they allow the natural beauty of the hip to show. The close fit along the length of the legs is perfect. Not too tight and not too loose. The addition of heels is a plus that adds an accentuated beauty to the entire effect.                        
                                             

One last addition to my commentary. Regardless of your size and age, there is a fit for each and every body shape, type, or size. You just have to find the one that’s right for you. “Try It”. If you would like some help on this feel free to message us:
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Fashion Friday~Fashion Wrap 2/15/2013

Welcome to our second Fashion Wrap! This is where you can find our 7-days a week, regular posts. We hope you will enjoy this amendment to our weekly posts. Here are this week’s shortcuts for you.

She went all the way to NYC and all she has to show for it is a picture with Tyson Beckford? You better take a look and see what else she came back with.
Of course you know we just HAD to put in a small tribute to NY in Sunday’s blog. I’d say this truly did “nail it”.

More fun little tidbits on the NY visit and some extra insight about a “look-alike”. Better click the link and take a peek.

Regardless of your hair type, thick, thin, fine, coarse…there’s always help out there. Contact us for help with your “hair-raising” experiences.

You might want to check out our FB page too for some more information about her V-day.

Well it was Valentine’s Day so the title speaks for itself. 🙂
Take a look though, there’s some pretty snazzy ideas in there.

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Fashion Friday~Fashion Wrap 2/8/2013



We will be doing a weekly “Fashion Wrap”
for our Fashion Friday posts. This allows our viewers
to see just the posts from the last week without 
searching.  Here is our first “Wrap”. 
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SATURDAY MORNING SPECIAL – 2/2/13

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