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Makeup - Spring 2018

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Kim's Favorites "If you are sad, add lipstick and attack" Coco Chanel


It is the small things after all that inspire, add self confidence, lift spirits high and bring joy during the burst of Spring. With the weather being topsy-turvy ranging from cold to wet to warm and then repeat, one is often stuck between winter apparel and spring summer garb.  Along with using the same ole makeup day in and day out.  Of course, these issues are minor and silly compared to the ordinary stresses of daily life. 
Thus, it is essential to spice up ones routine with a few makeup choices to add brightness and lasting power for the glorious day.  I have chosen several of my favorites for Spring 2018 and beyond.  As a fan of makeup, I am always trying new items that work well on sensitive skin. Lately, I have been reading about choosing products with less chemicals and ingredients.  Did you know that all these chemicals we swath onto our bodies or faces are quickly absorbed into our system?  …

Yellow Mania Continues 2018

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Yearly Yellow with a Happiness Vibe





The happy hues of yellow in apparel remain vibrant and strong in 2018. Last year, you may recall my article on Yellow Apparel Spring 2017 published on April 5, 2017.   And, once again, I seem riveted on these naturally sunny tones that are spontaneous, signify warmth and most eagerly anticipated. Perhaps it is the time of the year with the dripping pools of water, rain, sleet, hail and yes snow that stimulates the mantra, "please let there be sun". Of course, if you are in Palm Desert, California or Scottsdale, Phoenix or a tropical climate yellow rays of sunshine are always forefront and center.  For the rest of us, we are ready to drink up a few bars of light.  And, if rays come forth for a  wee bit, we dance, run outside and have an extra kick in our step.  Yet, when the elements keep on pouring our way, it is time to bring out yellow in our apparel and accessories. While, we are perusing our closets, online stores etc., we might want …

Happy Easter 2018

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Flowers, Spring, Beauty and Bonnets Miley Cyrus Style


Easter Day!  Dress in vibrant hues, be grateful, eat lots and enjoy family and friends.   Spring and summer are around the corner. Wishing you all a fabulous and glorious Easter. 





Happy Easter!
Kim Hardwick - Forever Chic Style

Trench Coats 2018

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Trench Mania
Audrey Hepburn Made Trench Famous!


Do You Have Yours?


The Trench coat is a primary staple in a woman's wardrobe especially in the Northwest.  Images of French women, Femme Fatales, soldiers, movie characters donning the Trench come to mind.  This classic cult favorite is once again at the center of fashion for year round pleasure.  As a Northwest native, rain, wind and sometimes snow is a year round constant reminder of the necessity of owning a waterproof coat.  The Trench fits the bill and is always in-style.  Combine with turtlenecks, jeans, boots, black pants, skirts, dresses, scarves and know that you are elegantly dressed and ready for anything. What is the history of the infamous Trench you dare ask?   The Trenchoriginated in Britain and was originally designed as a sporting coat for the upper crust preparing for an hunting excursion.  The popularity of the Trench raced to the top during WWI, when British officers wore them for wet weather protection.  Afterward…

90th Academy Awards - 2018 - Fashion Picks

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Lights, Camera's & Yawn! "Cinema is entertainment, and people go to the movies because they want to feel good and forget about everything." - Vincent Cassel


“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn (Gone with the Wind, 1939)

The 90th Academy Awards Sunday, March 4, 2018, once again ended with Warren Beatty and Fay Dunaway announcing the correct winner this year for Best Picture - The Shape of Water.  After last years debacle this was a sweet recovery for the infamous Hollywood A-listers.  Unfortunately, in 2017 I viewed only a few of the slated Oscar films of which none thrilled except for intense Dunkirk or the riveting performance of  Best Actor in a Dramatic Film, Gary Oldman, as Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hours.  If you are a history buff, which I am, then these two films compliment one another beautifully.  I did see Get Out, which was an intriguing film and Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri, which for me was a complete disappointment.  Yes, many l…