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What’s in Our Beach Bag? Beach Day Essentials of 2014

      The clouds have cleared and the sun is finally shining! We’ve all been waiting for this moment, and now that it’s finally here, are you ready to hit the beach and enjoy this long-awaited warm weather? You may have your trusty swim suit and towel at hand but the question remains: Are you doing the most with your beach wardrobe?
      The design team at Joseph Nogucci wants to guide you toward looking as fabulous as humanly possible while you hit the surf with these helpful style grids and suggestions:

Beach Set 1- the “Out-All-Day” light and flowy look:

This outfit set is designed to be cool and versatile all day long. Light blues and an accent of canary yellow make this outfit as bright and cheery as it gets!

 


Beach Set 2- the “Sultry Beach Goddess” look:

Just because it’s sunny outside, doesn’t mean your outfit has to reflect that. If you’re into a more classic look, this outfit set might be perfect for you.


Beach Set 3 - the “Boho Beach Babe” look:

Ready to translate that carefully-cultivated Bohemian style to the beach? Look no further!

Beach Set 4 - the “Spring Revival” floral look:

Love the floral motif of spring and the warm weather of summer? This outfit is the perfect way to marry the two!

      Okay, now that you’re the most stylish person on the beach or by the poolside, let’s make sure that your makeup, hair and skin don’t suffer from the heat and moisture with these staff-picked beauty favorites:

  • Clinique Sun SPF 45 Targeted Protection Stick
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
  • Benefit Dream Screen SPF45
  • Topshop Fairydrops Waterproof Mascara
  • Topshop BB Cream in Medium SPF 20
  • Bumble&Bumble “Leave In” conditioner

    Now all that’s left is to lounge in the hot sand and hit the refreshing waves, and you won’t have to worry about who deserves the title of best dressed on the beach ;) !



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Style Watch: Resort Fashion

The hot weather of summer makes us all want to travel somewhere with a pool, a beach, and a cold drink! But what do we wear to the resort? Resort fashion is a fast-growing realm of opportunity for the savvy fashionista! Check out our fashion picks for this year’s vacation-goers.


Set 1: Tropical Explorer

  • Chevron Maxi Dress at Body Central
  • LA Hearts Jaylene Lace Up Gladiator Sandals
  • Top Shop Straw Circle Brim Floppy Hat
  • Accessorize Ola Owl Rucksack
  • Michael Kors Runway Chronograph Watch
  • Gold Morfologi Wavemaker by Joseph Nogucci
  • Neo Leather Earth Stone Wrap by Joseph Nogucci

Set 2: Mod Vacationer

Set 3:

This year when you get away from it all, deck yourself out in resort fashion!



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Style Watch: Geek Chic



The geek chic look has become a huge fashion statement in addition to a way of life. The culture has totally blown up over the last few years with everything from sections in clothing stores to dedicated parties and club nights that exclusively cater to the style. The geek chic culture has drawn on inspiration from movies and films in the past but now stands on its own as a powerful look. Here are our favourite geek looks for summer this year:

Set 1 - 90’s Geek Chic

Set 2: Mod Geek

Set 3: Statement Geek

How long will geek chic hang around? Well it’s been a few years now and looks strong as ever, so now is the time to get in on the style and rock it like a pro!



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Happy Silence Day

Silence Day is the name the follower of Indian spirituality master Meher Baba gave to his practice of commemorating July 10th of each year. By maintaining verbal silence for twenty-four hours, he hoped he and fellow followers would be able to inwardly reflect in ways they could not verbally. We know it’s hard to stay silent all day, so to commemorate Silence Day, we at Joseph Nogucci would like to offer some tips for meditation to help your practice of self reflection.

1) Start with the breath. Breathing deep slows the heart rate, relaxes the muscles, focuses the mind and is an ideal way to begin practice.

2) Stretch first. Stretching loosens the muscles and tendons allowing you to sit (or lie) more comfortably. Additionally, stretching brings added attention to the body.

3) Try using a candle. Meditating with your eyes closed can be challenging and cause your thoughts to wander. Lighting a candle and using it as your point of focus allows you to strengthen your attention with a visual cue.

4) Don’t stress. This may be the most important tip, no matter what happens during your meditation practice, don’t stress about it. This includes being nervous before meditating and angry afterwards. Meditation is what it is, and just do the best you can at the time.

We hope you take some time today to focus on your thoughts and reflect upon yourself and your actions. Have a wonderful Silence Day!



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OH SAY CAN YOU SING! Independence Day Style Watch


It’s finally July and we all know what that means, we’re just about closing in on Independence Day! What better time is there to break out all the reds, whites and blues in your wardrobe for some seriously patriotic colour blocking? We at Joseph Nogucci want everyone to not only show their US spirit, but show it with style! Here are some of our top style picks for this Independence Day:

Set 1: Americana Grunge

Set 2: Colour Blocking Red White and Blue

Set 3: Classic Independence

Get out there, enjoy the festivities and fireworks and support your country in style!



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Thanks for the shout out @duff_goldman , the purple pride rainbow bracelet looks awesome on you! Happy Pride! http://ift.tt/1lOCjH2

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OH CANADA! - Canada Day Style Watch

OHHH CANADA!

      Canada Day is coming up, and with that promise comes the inevitable outrageous fashion to be dawned in honor of the true, north, strong and free. We’re not sayin’ that you shouldn’t break out that giant flag and maple leaf temporary tattoo, but it’s definitely possible to keep your base outfit stylish AND patriotic. You don’t have to wear a Canadian flag umbrella-hat to show your undying Canadian pride! The design team at Joseph Nogucci has come up with a few basic, stylish ideas for incorporating Canada into your wardrobe on July 1st.

The Trendy Patriot

Retro Red and White

Canadian Fashionista 

      This July 1st, don’t forget the sunscreen, the flag, and the fireworks! Happy Canada Day!



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Pride Blog - Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch is best known for her roles in comedy as an outspoken, blunt character. However she has admitted in interviews that she has not always wanted to stand out, and that being gay was just another facet of her individuality. 

"When I grew up. I didn’t want to be too tall. I didn’t want to be too loud. I didn’t want to be gay"





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Pride Blog - Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono, son of Cher, is one of the only transgendered man apparent in mainstream media, and is an inspiration to the transgender community. He speaks up about injustice among the LGBTQ community for trans people.

"Obviously the transgender movement has not progressed in the way that the gay and lesbian movement has. But I’m an activist - that’s just the kind of person I am".



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