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Sarah's latest design 'La Belle et La Bete'

beenalabella.com had the delight of conversing with Ohio Jewelry designer ‘Sarah Jess’, creator of ‘Navare Jewelry’. I met Sarah through the ‘Fashion Industry Network’. I was absolutely blown away by her vintage flair and enchanting aura. Her designs have such a magical touch, with a sprinkle of modern daintiness. While most look to the future, Sarah looks to the past for her epoch muse.


beauty index: glamour 'beauty tips & tricks

Inside the July 2009 issue of Glamour magazine; featuring cover model -actress Sandra Bullock, star of her new comedy-The Proposal;there was a nifty article entitled Your Top Beauty Problems Solved. I was pretty amazed at the tips and tricks that were secretly obtainable for beauty crazed women like myself. So I decided (being the bountiful chica that I am)-to let you gals in on the fun and effective. Below is Glamour magazines “five beauty problems solved” for under $10 dollars by Petra Guglielmetti.

* revised by 'beenalabella.com' –No magazine subscription required!


Style Update: Jimmy Choo designs for H&M

Jimmy Choo shoes for H&M

Mark your Calendars!-The London based opulent designer Jimmy Choo prominent for his hand-made women’s shoes -will be putting his best heel forward this autumn 2009 designing for the affordably trendy H&M clothing store. It is the first time H&M is collaborating with an accessory brand. Choo will deliver a plush combination of shoes, handbags and accessories .The line will not only feature women’s optionals but Men’s also. The collection hits select stores November 14, 2009 ranging an estimate 200 stores around the globe. Visit www.h&m.com for press photos.


Prom Special 2009: Tasheema Kerr

Tis the Season to be Glamorous! -Our third Prom-ista is Tasheema Kerr of Uniondale NY. Tasheema's prom took place at the elegantly landscaped 'Chateau Briand' in Carle Place NY. Her Look was tropical yet sultry. The dress : a floor sweeping masterpiece! , a multi -hued Hawaiian inspired floral print gown with beautifully beaded embroidery. Shoes: Gold glitzy multi strapped sandals with stiletto heels. Accessories: a Peach flower cocktail ring with gold trimming. Beena la Bella had the pleasure of accompanying Tasheema on her unforgettable day, below is a Time line of her preparation.
Easy, Breezy, Beautiful!

Tasheema's Fabulous ‘Prom Day ‘ Time Line!

9am -12pm: Hair Salon-she added deep brown individual extensions for body and length!
12pm-2pm: headed to Roosevelt Field Mall's M.A.C for makeup /eyelashes and Victoria Secret for undergarments!-ps. The NEW BioFIT 7 ways bra by Victoria Secret is pure heaven; it has a skin like effect.
3pm -4PM:Picked up her‘After Prom tickets’ to the ‘Arena Event Space’ in NYC and J&H floral shop in Uniondale for her Prom Corsage –‘a pretty peach Rose’
4pm-5pm :Beauty Sleep! -Every girls needs this, a long night awaits!
5pm-6pm :Prep time/Shower –Face: AMBI exfoliating face cleanser Body: DOVE’s Nectarine and white Ginger scent body wash - Clean, fresh and ready to get dressed!
6pm -7pm :Makeup and Hair –M.A.C knows best, she went for a bronze look -M.A.C eye shadow 'Amber lights frost ' on the lids with hints of Pink and Shimmery Brown on the crown. Her hair: lavishly layered barrel curls –The finished Look: Sweet!
7pm -8pm :Click Click Flash!-Picture time!-memories are the best treasures!
8pm-11pm:Lights Camera PROM! - The arrival was exquisite, cordial Valet Service followed by an exotic waterfall scenery

Hawaiian Honey!

Tasheema Kerr and Her Prom Date Tracy Coleman


Prom Special 2009: Michelle Wilson

Our Second ‘Prom-ista’ is 18 year-old Michelle Wilson of Washington D.C. Michelle’s Prom took place at the suburban ‘Bethesda Marriott’ located in Bethesda, Maryland. Her look was far from traditional; it was a blend of girlish glam with edge. Michelle was clad in an “Estelle’s” black satin finished short bubble dress, with criss-cross straps, complete with a white satin sash which tied into a bow in the back. (Ps. Her Mom added the straps :-). Her shoes -a pair of black leather open-toe /sling back gladiator style sandals. Michelle kept her accessories simple by wearing a multi layered black beaded necklace- “I didn’t want the typical prom look with the long gown and up-do, I really just wanted to wear something that was me, although I did want to change it up a little by cutting my hair” explains Michelle who sported a freshly cut bob.

One of Michelle’s favorite memories of her prom was “the limo ride there”. “We started prom a little early”, says Wilson, “I enjoyed just being with my friends, taking pictures and dancing the whole night” -and what girl wouldn’t, it’s one of the most memorable times in your life. While most after proms take place in a club atmosphere, Michelle’s High School headed to the restaurant /arcade ‘Dave & Busters’ were they played games till four in the morning. Sounds like a super fun ending to me. Wilson recently graduated from Woodrow Wilson Senior High School in D.C and plans to attend Charleston Southern University in Charleston, SC were she will major in ‘Behavioral Science’. When it comes to her future; Michelle intends to move to New York where she will pursue her profession as Psychiatrist-looks like this ‘Prom-ista’ has the total package –‘Beauty and Brains’.

Simply Pretty!

Michelle Wilson and her Prom date Thomas White


Weekend Style : Cheryl Connor
Great style deserves notable exposure. This ‘stylish wonder’ happens to be the lovely Mom of a good friend /partner of mines-Alyreche Warwick ,founder of youngmomsmotion.blogspot.com. While attending a birthday party Saturday for Alyreche’s daughter-‘Dilynn’ now 6; I couldn't help but ask Mrs. Connor for a Photo of her super hip look. I’ve always admired her brilliant style choices and fabulous display.

The Look:
Denim Jumpsuit-Zara
Gold round-face Watch -Michael Kors
Chocolate brown leather Belt with gold accents- Guess
Navy blue T-strap Sandals w/ floral base - Banana Republic
Bracelet- Jewelry booth
Plum colour Lipstick- M.A.C
Earrings-Diamond studs
Dog-her very own ‘Bichon frise’ named ‘ Milly’