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Chatting Glam With Dr. Sergio Alvarez!

Posted on: April 22nd, 2015

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Dr. Sergio Alvarez is one of the top plastic surgeons to the stars working out in Miami, befriending the likes of Miley Cyrus, Heidi Klum, Elton John, Audrina Patridge & countless others, and he gave It’s A Glam Thing a few moments of his time to chat glam and beauty, along with some tips of the trade.

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What is the definition of glam and beauty to you?

I believe beauty comes in many different forms. It also changes from culture to culture, from person to person, and from time to time. What we in North America have set as the “ideal of beauty” isn’t necessarily what Europeans or Middle Easterners find as “beautiful”. I truly believe that beauty is rooted in someone’s character, which ultimately presents through his or her external features. It is how they groom themselves, how they dress, and how they present themselves; and that is different from person to person. In plastic surgery we are privy to an individual’s insecurities about their bodies, but I think it is amazing how addressing those issues for each individual changes the way they think and feel. It still boggles my mind how much plastic surgery can change a person’s life and how they feel about themselves.

What trend in the cosmetic surgery world do you see happening a lot these day?

Trends are a huge part of our field but I like to separate out the marketing from the science, because the marketing is way ahead of the science. From a scientific trend, fat transfer is the hot topic in our field today. We are seeing some amazing results from transferring fat to the face in small quantities due to the fact we tend to lose fat throughout our face in our later years. In Miami specifically where this trend is being seen clinically is in what we call down here the Brazilian Butt Lift. We transfer a large quantity of fat into the gluteal regions to help shape and enlarge the gluteal silhouette. Women come in asking to look like Nicki Minaj or Kim Kardashian.

What is the number one compliant most females have when they come in for a consultation?

One of the most common complaints I typically get from women is that they don’t feel they fill out or accentuate their curves in clothing. I think a lot of women have a desire to look great naked, but also have a desire to feel they can make an outfit look amazing by filling it out or accentuating their curves.

Why do you normally turn down potential patients?

When I turn down a patient it typically is due to a lack of understanding about expectations. I think that understanding one another is key to having a happy patient. If I don’t feel like a certain patient understands or accepts the limitations of what I am able to provide I would rather decline the patient than have an unhappy patient down the road.

Does your offices sell any types of beauty products besides the surgeries you perform?

Yes I have a medispa component to my practice as we like to offer a one-stop shop for ones beauty needs. I have aestheticians that provide an array of facial and bodywork. We currently carry the new Zein Obagi products called ZO but are always on the lookout for the newest and hottest products that work!

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5 Questions With Miss Los Angeles Annabella Gutman!

Posted on: April 10th, 2015

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Her name is Annabella Gutman and she is the current Miss Los Angeles 2015 that has been making quite a name for herself in Hollywood recently with several big screen projects in the works, including a role on HBO’s Entourage. It’s A Glam Thing got to chat with her about her stunning an fabulous style/looks!

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How would you describe your style?
For daytime, I usually like edgy and trendy cool, but at the same time comfortable. For evening wear, it depends upon which event I go to and what the venue is. For less dressy events, I would wear something with leather, leggings and boots. For red carpet events I would wear gowns by my favorite designers.

What fashion trends do you see happening that you either like or dislike?
Recently more than ever we are seeing a lot of see-through outfits on the runway, which I think is kind of cool. I don’t particularly care for dresses that look like tents, or 10 sizes too big. I don’t find that very flattering.

What makes your style different than others?
I usually dress without regard for trends. My favorite look is dark denim jeans, shirts and skirts. I put that together with cool accessories and shoes or boots. I love the spring and summer colors, and beautiful floral prints. My favorite colors are light blue, yellow and light purple. And of course you can never go wrong wearing black.

What fashion brands are you personally a big fan of wearing on red carpets and to events?
I like DKNY, Marc Jacobs, Dior, D&G, Prada and Vera Wang. When I dress down, I also like AG, Top Shop, and Guess.

What is your definition of “Glam”?
Glam has to start with a confident woman. You can wear a vintage outfit or glamorous Dresses.

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Summer Makeup Tutorial!

Posted on: April 7th, 2015

With the summer heat on its way, we found this great makeup video for some awesome tips!

Time to glam up!

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5 Glam Spring Style Tips!

Posted on: March 19th, 2015

Spring is here and so here are my 5 Glam Spring Style Tips to get you all ready for the warmer weather ahead…

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Style Tip 1:
The Perfect Length
Length is key when rocking the flare jean. Make sure the hem is skimming the surface of the ground. More than a half inch off the ground is too short. When in doubt it’s best to go longer. We have the Malibu Flare Jean in three lengths (short, regular, and long) available to ensure you get the best fit.

Style Tip 2:
Perfect Proportions
In order to make the most impact with the flare style, you’ll want to consider your proportions, which means really playing up that long, lean line of the pant leg. Go with a top that mimics that same length, such as the Provence Sweater. Wear it open over that tucked in top to accentuate your waistline. Long, layered necklaces are the perfect finishing touch.

Style Tip 3:
The Right Shoe
Selecting the right shoe is critical when wearing flare jeans. Heels are a fantastic choice because they really add to the illusion of length and height. The combination of heels and flare jeans will result in “legs that go on for days” and certainly turn heads. Or, you might want to try a flat sandal for a casual boho-chic weekend vibe. We recommend staying away from any closed flat shoe (for example: loafers, ballet flats, or boots) as they can detract from the illusion of longer legs.

Style Tip 4:
Elongate With Color
A column of color is an easy way to make the flare jean ultra-sophisticated. Try going head-to-toe in white by pairing the White Wide Leg Jean with the Origami Pocket Tee. Throw on a denim jacket and some blocked heels and you’ll be a style maven!

Style Tip 5:
Emphasize Your Curves
The flare jean was made to flatter the female figure. The wide leg and high waist work their magic to balance out your shape. To draw attention to these details, tuck in your shirt and wear a cute belt. The result is flattering and feminine.

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FIVE QUESTIONS WITH FRANK MARINO

Posted on: March 4th, 2015

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Vegas’ “longest running headliner” Frank Marino (FrankMarino.com) is bringing his famed female impersonator show Divas to the Avalon Hollywood. This one-night only (Friday, March 13, 2015) event benefits Cops 4 Causes (Cops4Causes.org) new Golden Ticket program for LA County’s foster youth. We caught Frank between costume changes for five fab questions.

NN: You’re a legend! Do you remember the first time you put on heels?

FM: The first time I put on a pair of heels was when I dressed up like Diana Ross at 16 years old on Halloween.

NN: When did you absolutely know showbiz was the life for you?

FM: I knew Showbiz was for me when I saw how much bigger the paycheck was going to be than my original plan to become a doctor.

NN: What’s the funniest thing a fan has said or done?

FM: One time I had a fan run up to my mother (who dresses like a country western star) and ask for an autograph thinking it was me.

NN: Is there one diva (living or passed) you haven’t done – but want to? Who and why?

FM: I don’t enjoy doing impersonations, I prefer to do my own femme fatale character and the only person I will impersonate is the late great Joan Rivers.

NN: You’re bringing your show to LA for the first time – the Golden Ticket gala must be something very special. Tell us about why you choose to support it.

FM: Because back home (Las Vegas, NV) I always work with children’s charities like Make A Wish and when (Cops 4 Causes founder) Christopher Landavazo told me about all the foster children and that one out of five are LGBT, I knew I wanted to be associated with the event.

NN: What advice do you have for young performers looking to break into the biz?

FM: The ladder of success is even harder to climb especially when you’re wearing high heels but don’t let anyone hold you down.

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It’s Time To Get Festival-Ready With Pajamas!

Posted on: February 27th, 2015

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The music festival season is amongst us! And fashion designer Peter Alexander’s latest “pajama collection” are becoming the hottest MUST-HAVE items!

The collection is inspired by California-based festival Coachella, with a range of delicate florals, floaty kimonos and floor length maxis to keep the gypsy-wanderer within you alive after the last act of the night.

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If you’re a California dreamer you’ll love this collection, with fun prints like cacti, paisley and musical-note motifs to be teamed with soft greys, white lace, and feminine pink and blue hues. The relaxed silhouettes will also have you tapping into your most laid-back and free-spirited personality ever, with loose maxis, drawstring pants are wireless bras.

Party time in comfort!

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In-Style With Carly Robyn Green!

Posted on: February 27th, 2015

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BMG Chrysalis singer and songwriter Carly Robyn Green has sang with Cee-Lo Green at the Grammy Awards and her original songs have been featured in over 100 television shows and films. The rising adult contemporary artist sat down with It’s A Glam Thing for a quick fashion & style chat!

How would you describe your style?

There’s a quote I’ve always used to describe my fashion sense, from the 90’s sitcom “The Nanny” – “She’s the lady in red when everybody else is wearing tan!” For me, style is all about letting my personality shine through. It’s glamorous, bold, and eye-catching. And I like to think of myself as a trendsetter. I wear whatever I like whenever I want to, regardless of its popularity or trendiness… and usually it becomes the trend a season or two later! For example, I was wearing suede bags and boots with fringe a few years ago, and now fringe is back in style! I like to think that my style is striking and unique.

What fashion trends do you see happening that you either like or dislike?

I love how the jumpsuit is making a big comeback. It’s elongating and very figure flattering. Of course, it’s a modernized version of the classic seventies design, but the monochromatic tones and sleek lines reflect that original look in an updated way.

What fashion brands are you personally a big fan of?

Day to day, I love to wear Haute Hippie… Their designs are easy, flowy, and semi-bohemian, and they stick to a neutral color palette that is easy to mix-and-match. For performances, I enjoy singing in designs by Alexis. They do daring pieces with avant-garde cuts, and they take risks with their use of fringe and lace. It’s perfect for shows! For red carpet events and special occasions, I love wearing Ralph Lauren Collection. It’s classic and sophisticated, yet flirty without being risque. There’s a drama to the runway pieces that I adore. I also love Roberto Cavalli and Zuhair Murad. Their use of colors is brilliant, their patterns unique, and their cuts always fresh and cutting edge.

How does what you are wearing affect how you perform on stage live? Or it doesn’t?

I am definitely affected by what I am wearing when I perform. I can feel any song and connect to it emotionally whether I’m wearing a college sweatshirt or a ballgown. In fact, in the studio, it’s all about comfort and my hair is often up in a clip. But – on the stage, in the lights, before an audience, standing in beautiful heels, wearing an ensemble I feel great in, there’s a confidence I can’t help but exude.

What is your definition of “Glam”?

I define “glam” as an exaggerated expression of inner beauty… A heightened combination of femininity, confidence, and poise. For me, it’s shiny, sparkly, bold, and striking. It’s larger-than-life elegance that turns heads.

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Oscars 2015 Recap

Posted on: February 23rd, 2015

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Actor in a Supporting Role: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Costume DesignThe Grand Budapest Hotel
Makeup and HairstylingThe Grand Budapest Hotel
Foreign Language FilmIda
Short Film Live ActionThe Phone Call
Documentary Short SubjectCrisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Sound MixingWhiplash
Sound EditingAmerican Sniper
Actress in a Supporting Role: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Visual EffectsInterstellar
Short Film, AnimatedFeast
Animated Feature FilmBig Hero 6
Production DesignThe Grand Budapest Hotel
CinematographyBirdman
Film EditingWhiplash
Documentary FeatureCitizenFour
Original Song: “Glory,” Selma
Orignal ScoreThe Grand Budapest Hotel
Original ScreenplayBirdman
Adapted ScreenplayThe Imitation Game
Directing: Alejandro G. Inarritu, Birdman
Actor in a Leading Role: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Actress in a Leading Role: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Best PictureBirdman

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