Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Transition To Fall

Now that Summer has come to an's time to start thinking about your Fall wardrobe.  There is something I love about mixing different styles and textures.  I absolutely love a chunky knit with a leather combination.  Check out some outfits I put together to transition to Fall.  You can shop each outfit below! 

Rozi Soraya

(Listing Outfits Left To Right)

Outfit 1

Outfit 2

Outfit 3

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Throwin Some Shade...

Look cool while blocking some shade in these stylish sunnies.  I'm sort of a sunglass junkie (and shoes, and purses, and jewelry...) and I am obsessed with these styles.  I pulled my favorite sunglasses from my personal closet and listed them below! What are some of your favorite brands?

Rozi Soraya

(Top left to bottom right)

 if you live in the San Fernando Valley: go visit Wayne Fletcher at Optx Fine Eyewear in the Calabasas Courtyard.  He is so helpful and friendly.  He does custom dye lenses (you can practically dye lenses any color you want to, mirrored and regular), and he has a great selection of designer eyewear.  If you are looking for these online, click the link. I haven't ordered from this website before, but only place I was able to still find them online.

I bought mine from this online store.  LOVE these glasses!  They also come with an extra pair of mirrored lenses, so you can swap out any time you want.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New Products I LOVE!

I recently went on a Sephora Haul and besides restocking some of my essential products I use, I decided to try a bunch of new products....and I absolutely love them!  A couple products below are new drug store products I also love!  I've included a brief description of each product below, so you can see the way I like to use them.  Let me know if any of you have tried these products too and what you think!  You can shop all products below by clicking on the links!  
Hope you guys love them!

Rozi Soraya

(From left to right)

 I'm really beginning to love this brand! I use this oil on my split ends or anytime my hair needs a little extra special love.  I mainly use this as a body oil!  This oil literally gives you that "J.Lo glow" on your legs and lets be real, who wouldn't want JLo legs?!  I love this oil because you can use it on so many different areas.

I usually use Pureology's Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner.  I have lots of hair (persian hair), but my hair tends to dry flat naturally.  I have straight hair and want more volume naturally.  I tried this new volumizing shampoo and conditioner and I have to say I do notice a difference!  If you blow out your hair directly after your shower, it is that much more of a difference too.  If anyone is looking to give your hair a bit of a boost before styling it, try these!

I love this brand!  I started using this when I randomly got eczema last winter and it really helped!  I haven't had eczema since (hopefully this winter I won't either).  I have tons of allergies as well and I love that this is targeted to sensitive skins and all natural.  This brand is also for anyone who just likes to use soft ingredients on their skin and has sensitivity too.  This eye duty triple remedy is pretty cool It works sort of like a concealer and eye cream in one.  It's one color (peach based) and you apply under your eyes.  You use the metal applicator to massage in the product and it will instantly leave you with smooth, brightened eyes.  This is perfect when you are on the go and don't have time to wear make up.  This one product can make a world of difference. 

I absolutely LOVE this liner!  I always use gel or cream liners, so this was perfect for me.  I used to use Make Up Forever's Aqua black waterproof cream eyeshadow as a gel eye liner (which I also love to), but this is extremely easy to apply, since it is in a pen form.  I highly suggest this to all the gel liner users out there!

This hair spray ties along with giving your hair more volume.  I love to finish my curls or blow out with this hair spray because it gives it that finishing touch of volume that I need to complete my style.   It's lightweight and not sticky, which is great because I do not like to feel like I have tons of product in my hair.

Who doesn't want their pores to appear smaller?  And if you do not have ANY visible pores at all, lucky you!  I love this scrub because it just leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean.  It literally makes your skin feel "vacuumed out" from all your leftover make up, oils, and toxins.  Even if you do not struggle with pores, I think this is a great product to use every now and then to give your skin a little detox.

I have tried different face brushes, buffers, and even the Clarasonic.  Again, I have sensitive skin, so I don't like to scrub with anything too harsh.  This sponge is great because it works your pores, as well as gives your face a good scrub.  You simply pour your cleanser on the sponge and scrub away.  I love it as well because it is all natural and made of vegetable fibers.  

I use this along with a shower wash.  This leaves your skin so smooth and soft and it smells great!  It prevents moisture loss and scrubs away dry skin cells.  It also brightens and tones your skin with each use.

I've been getting into BB Creams lately.  I used to use the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, which is great too!  I used the cream formula, because the liquid tended to make my skin very oily very quickly.  I have more oily based skin than dry.  I do not wear foundation everyday and I wanted to try something that is light and fresh for everyday use, that still gives me a little glow!  I tried BB Creams and I'm starting to love them.  I love this BB Cream because it has SPF 35.  I think it is SOOO important to use a moisturizer and products that have SPF, because you need to protect your skin.  

BB Creams provide a bit of coverage, have SPF and contain antioxidants.  This specific Smashbox one moisturizes, primes, protects, perfects and controls oils, which is perfect for someone with oily skin like me.  It also is suppose to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.  CC creams are "Color Corrective".  If you have redness, dark spots, sallowness etc., this would be better for you.  CC creams are going to be lighter on the skin than BB creams and not necessarily used as "coverage".  So be sure to choose the one that is right for you!  If you are not sure, visit your local Sephora or consult with a make up artist to help you decide.  

This is another product from Phyto.  This is another product that ties into getting that "volume boost" in your hair.  I spritzed this in my towel dried hair, before I'm styling.  When I blow dry my hair, I notice the biggest difference on my crown and root base.  I also love this product and brand, because their products are heavy.  I don't feel like I have close to anything in my hair, which is great!  No one likes to be left with tacky or sticky hair.  With the combination of the Pureology Volumizing Shampoo & Conditioner, this spray, and Paul Mitchell's hair spray, my hair has been looking exactly how I want it to! If you want to achieve a fuller look, try these products together and let me know how it works for you!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Style Guide: Keepin It "Coo"

I love color blocking.  You see a lot of it in my line, Soraya By Rozi.  Whether it's mixing different prints or patterns that you usually wouldn't see in the industry or mixing two colors that is not so common.  I love it.  It gives clothing such a fresh looking vibe.  This pop of color isn't that extreme, but I thought it'd be fun to dress up this black and white combo with a pop of orange.  I love my Ash sneaker wedges, because they're super cute (obvi) but also super comfortable! Shop the outfit below!

Rozi Soraya

Friday, August 8, 2014

Beauty Talk: My Products & FAV Make Up Artists!

I am not a professional make up artist by any means, nor do I claim to be a pro.  Anyone who knows me knows I just love make up because I look at make up the same way I do with painting or designing, like an art form.  I love trying new trends, new colors, new styles etc.  I also have been lucky enough to snag some great tips from the best make up artists in the game.  Denika Bedrossian was my first ever make up artist.  I remember walking into MAC when I was old enough (and allowed) to wear make up and saw her beautifying a girl.  I loved the end result!  Denika also had such a cool style.  Every MAC girl always looks pretty chic in all black, but I just knew I had to get my make up done by her.  She then did my make up for my first homecoming when I was 15, all the way to senior prom and many events after to when I started Soraya By Rozi.  She taught me how to do the perfect gel winged eyeliner, which I still rock today and introduced to a range of colors and shades I would have never picked on my own.  Denika is now one of the hottest celebrity make up artists ever.  She was Miley Cyrus' personal make up artist on tour and she has also worked on Kelly Osbourne, Jessica Simpson and all of the Kardashians, just to name a few.  You go girl!  Follow Denika at: @dendoll

Another make up artist I just have to rave about is Miss Bria Valencia.  Bria is the sweetest girl you will ever meet.  I met her accidentally (sort of) at one of my clothing line, Soraya By Rozi, look book shoots.  Well, I'm so glad I did!  We instantly clicked when I told her to keep models' eyebrows thick (a lot of artists do thin) and do heavy contour/highlighting. Before I finished my sentence, she actually finished it for me. This is when I knew, she's my kind of girl! Bria also introduced me to SO many amazing products and she has quickly worked her way to work her magic on some of the hottest celebs! Bria has been  doing my make up and working all my shoots ever since. Follow Bria at: @bria_makeup

Sorry, I know this post was extra long, but I needed to give you some background info! In conclusion, I wanted to share with you the products I use to create the look below. Keep in mind this is a HEAVY glam look, suitable for night or events. Check my previous posts for light products, perfect for everyday and Summer. Let me know what you guys think and if you have tried any of the products below! Shop the product links below. Have a beautiful weekend!

Rozi Soraya

(Please keep in mind, these are my colors & may not be right for you. Have a professional help you match your color.)
(The two above should be 2 shades lighter than your original color, for under eye concealer & setting.)

Mac Eyeshadows:
Vanilla (brow bone)
Rice Paper (eyelid)
Cork (crease)
Brown Script (crease)


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Soraya By Rozi Stylist

How cute is this outfit we styled featuring our vegan leather "Structured Tee" and "Snake Necklace"?!  You can shop both items on our online store:  Get other outfit details & shop them below:

Soraya By Rozi Stylist

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Rozi's Faves: Summer Essentials

With temperatures reaching up to 100 degrees, I have no desire to do much "getting ready" during the Summer, as I'm sure many girls feel.  I like to be simple, fresh, and wear minimal make up.  The worst thing is to have loads of make up melting off your face, as you are sweating in the scorching heat (ew).  Check out some of my favorite sprays, hair products, and scents for Summer, that help me get through the season!  Let me know your thoughts on these products if you have tried them and any other "must haves" you are interested in hearing about this season!

Rozi Soraya

Fresh Sugar Lip Advanced Therapy: I love these lip therapies.  They do an amazing job of moisturizing your lips and it lasts all day long!

Evan Healy Lavender Facial Tonic: I purchased mine at Whole Foods, but it also available online at the link I have attached.  I literally carry this mini bottle in all my purses during Summer.  It's great when it's hot and your face needs a little pick me up.  The refreshing mist and scent of lavender work great to get you back on your feet again, especially through the heat!

Maison Martin Margiela "Replica" Beach Walk:  My newest obsession!  I smelled this scent at Sephora and absolutely fell in love!  Bulgari Omnia Coral used to be my go to Summer scent, but I think I might have found a new one.  I love perfumes that aren't too heavy or strong.  I love beach walk for it's crisp, light, ocean breeze smell.  It's not over powering and lasts all day long.  DEFINITELY a must try!

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray:  I'm sure you have heard or seen this spray before.  Everyone seemed to snag a bottle once it came out.  However, I have to say, I truly do love it.  I use it alone or after I style my hair and it just gives it volume and a cool texture.  It's great for 2nd or 3rd day unwashed hair or gives your styled curls an extra boost.

NARS Illuminator in Orgasm:  I really hate wearing a lot of make up in Summer, especially during the day.  I tend to stick to my tinted moisturizers and a bit of mascara with some lip balm, and I'm out the door.  I love this product because it is so versatile.  I sometimes wear this alone, as it gives my cheek a little bronzed, rosy pop.  I also use it on my eyes and even dab some on my lips.  You can truly use it anywhere you want a little glow.

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray:  I really love this stuff too for Summer.  I bring it with me if I'm going to the beach or pool and spritz some in my wet hair.  When it dries, it leave me with cool messy beach waves that is perfect for the rest of the day.  You can also use this dry and creates the perfect tousled waves!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Get The Look: Circle Skirts

These beauties nailed the trend in their circle skirts.  These skirts are versatile and so easy to wear.  Dress up or wear casually, either way it's the perfect chic look.  Try our version: Rhys Skirt!  Available on our online store:

Monday, May 19, 2014

Best Dressed: Billboard Music Awards 2014

We really loved the Billboard Music Awards this year!  Who were your favorite performers?  Of course queen J.Lo rocked the house with all her performances.  There were a lot of cool styles that showed up on the red carpet, and some not so great.  Below are our picks for best dressed.  Who were your favorites?

J.Lo looked flawless as usual in this draped dress with a body suit underneath.  

You got to give it to these Jenner sister because they looked flawless on the red carpet.  We love that Kylie always sticks to her unique style and Kendall looks more and more like her famous older sister everyday!

We love this toned down, natural look Nicki Minaj has been flaunting lately.  Without the crazy makeup, wigs, and loud outfits, Nicki has been looking gorge lately!

We had to include a man in our best dressed picks.  We love that Ricky used this opportunity to spread awareness and we also love how suave he looks every time he steps on the red carpet.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Style Maven of the Moment: Jamie Chung

We had to feature this fashionista on this week's "Style Maven of the Moment".  We love Jamie's effortless, cool, and chic style.  These are some of our favorites below:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

SPLURGE VS. STEAL: Leather Peplum Top

Who doesn't love a fashionable bargain? Even though we LOVE this Phillip Lim peplum top, everyone may not love the price tag.  Try our version of the leather peplum top: Roman Peplum Top, on our online store:  Happy shopping!
Soraya By Rozi

Monday, May 12, 2014

GET THE LOOK: LWD aka Little White Dress

Forget #LBD's! It's all about the LWD aka Little White Dress this season!  The Kardashian sisters nailed this trend!  Shop our #LWD on our boutique:!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Style Guide: Outfits Under $100

Anyone who knows me, knows I love my designer brands.  However, I also love a good steal.........and wine tasting.  Check out my outfit I wore to sip some vino below for under $100 (yes, including the shoes!).  Let me know if you guys like these "Outfits Under $100" posts and I'll be sure to post some more outfit steals!

Top: Forever 21 (Similar) $7.80
Skirt: Forever 21 (Similar) $10.80
Sandals: Sam Edelman $65

Bag: Balenciaga
Sunglasses: Celine

Friday, May 2, 2014

Daily Essentials

Now that the heat is sky rocketing in LA and Summer is around the corner, I am trying to adjust my daily make up routine.  When it is hot outside, I don't like wearing too much make up, as it tends to be uncomfortable, sticky and sweaty (ew).  I prefer to keep it to the basics, so I feel fresh and light.  I have been changing up my make up routine in general to let my skin breathe during the day and keep the glam sessions for night time.  My skin feels better than ever!  I always like to look and feel my best, however when you take great care of your skin, you will look and feel even better without make up.  A little moisturizer, mascara, and bronzer goes a long way!  I always switch back and forth between Kiehls and First Aid Beauty for my skin care regimen, depending on the weather.  I have very sensitive skin, so I have to be careful I don't use anything too strong.  I love First Aid Beauty products.  They're affordable and leave your skin feeling amazing!  Kiehls products leave my skin feeling cleansed and fresh.  There's nothing sexier than flawless, glowing skin!  Chanel mascara is my absolute favorite!  Moisturizing your lips is extremely important to a sexy, voluminous pout!  You can add your favorite tinted lip balm or lip gloss.  My favorites for a natural look are Make Up Forever.  Check out my daily essentials below, that are the only products I use during the day!  Shop the product links below.
Rozi Soraya

(Top Left to Bottom Right)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Best Dressed-OSCARS 2014!

It's that time again!  Time to discuss the best and worst on the red carpet at the Oscars.  I thought the show was a success, especially since it was hosted by one of my favorite ladies in the world, Ellen Degeneres!  I thought she did amazing and was very natural, which I love.  There were definitely some dresses I couldn't take my eyes off of and some I couldn't stand to look at.  The Oscars are the definition of glam, so lets take a look at who did it right and who did it absolutely wrong....
Let us know who your favorites were last night!

Charlize Theron
My absolute favorite of the night was the beautiful Charlize Theron.  When I saw her on the red carpet, I just knew there was no one that could beat this look.  Her stunning Dior gown fit her like a glove and her 31 carat Winston Cluster diamond pendant completed her gorgeous look. 
Best Dressed Award!

Lupita Nyong'o
I love this woman's story and I absolutely loved her speech last night.  It was so touching to see her get her first Oscar, a true fairytale.  Lupita has also made a name for herself in the fashion scene.  She looked like a true princess in her powder blue Prada gown and Fred Leighton diamond headband.  

Kate Hudson
Kate looked stunning last night in her Versace gown.  Her look was dynamic yet sexy and the hair and make up made for utter perfection.  I loved the cape, as it added such a modern twist.  She completed her look with Jimmy Choo heels, a Versace clutch, and Neil Lane jewels.

Jennifer Lawrence
I have to admit, I usually am not the biggest Jennifer Lawrence style fan, but I think she rocked it last night at the Oscars.  Jennifer wore a fitted, strapless, red Dior gown with peplum detail.  Her backwards diamond necklace added the perfect amount of edge to her look.  

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Peter Pilotto for Target!

The wait is finally over! The highly anticipated collection was available for sale this past Sunday at Target!  Everyone was waiting for this collaboration and judging by the fact that the collection is almost sold out at all Target retailers, I think it's safe to say it was a success!  Take a look at some of my favorites from the collection.  We'd love to see our fashionistas rocking the collection.  Send us pictures or post some looks you were lucky enough to purchase!

Rozi Soraya