IMAGINE THAT!

Travel with me into the past, present or future...

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Images from the Past Present and Future from a few photo shoots and hair styling sessions. Thank you to all the beautiful models and makeup artists who helped with production. I did all the Hair and Photography. I love to shoot from the Hip Bardot Retro 60's and 70's and then travel to the present and future, working with natural light. The message is about Peace and Enlightenment!

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Doug Gordon

Doug Gordon

Doug Gordon is a hair stylist, photographer and trend setter located in the beautiful city of Carlsbad.

A Touch again of Bohemian in Spring of 2017'

 http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=416815bff10aae6bc345cb4ca&id=7c5375170b&e=a18395be7f   CLICK HERE TO SEE MY 2017' SPRING TIPS    "The Gypsy Spirit "collection) The Modern Bohemian and Gypsies are coming! They Love colorful clothing and jewelry, they celebrate life and the earth. They are unconventional in spirit and love to dance, and they may inspire you and foretell your future! I have been doing photography and gypsy hairstyling over twenty years. Bohemian and Gypsy inspired project got my team of outstanding models inspired! b2ap3_thumbnail_photo-copy-2.JPG

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ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE...LOVE..

u=416815bff10aae6bc345cb4ca&id=7c6d260005&e=a18395be7f ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE..LOVE...  EBLAST b2ap3_thumbnail_95ce3163-706a-4c81-9f00-4406186fc963.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_84af6a40-18c1-4297-987c-e62f17140481.png

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HAPPY NEW HAIR in 2016!

Greetings  Time to condition your hair and refresh your color and cut. Trends from the past to the future are looking great, there are some very sexy short medium to long hairstyles in the New Year. It may be time for some beautiful rich colors like deep Chocolate with soft highlights and the natural b2ap3_thumbnail_wpid-curata__ade90fb8a41841ed89dbfeba4b2cf32f.pngOmbre Color is still  hot and very popular!  Some retro looks keep coming back and have long been considered the staple of the futuristic designs, from the past to the future, with the high ponytail and full bangs looking amazing with the bold Bardot bump pompadours and classic blood red lips.b2ap3_thumbnail_fall_winter_2015_2016_hairstyle_trends_fashionisers.jpg Also on the runways there were some incredibly awesome sky-high 1960s hairstyles For the Men short to medium styles. b2ap3_thumbnail_2015-mens-haircuts-trends-hairstyle-8.jpgMost Men's hair designs are still cut tight on the sides with hair gel or paste for more texture, go from a sporty or elegant look. b2ap3_thumbnail_fall_winter_2015_2016_hairstyle_trends_braided_hairstyles1.jpgFor Women with long hair the trends are soft relaxed waves or textured braids, they are here there and everywhere. You will see this year some Cool future looks that are Inspired by Stars Wars, for some Intergalactic Braids in 2016’!                                                                                           May the Force be with you in 2016! See you at East of Bali...Doug Gordon  Please visit www.douggordonsite.com for monthly specials for you in 2016'

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So this is Christmas and what have you done...

May this year be the start for more healing and harmony with the planet and ourselves and each other...Imagine Peace and Love...b2ap3_thumbnail_10904436_10203669289714958_274074793117960679_o.jpg

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Happy Holidays! Imagine Peace and Love...

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE MY HOILDAY MESSAGE AND SPECIALS FOR YOU!  http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=416815bff10aae6bc345cb4ca&id=fa3edc9521&e=a18395be7f  

As we dive into the holiday season it's a great time to show appreciation to those that are a part of your journey. This is the season of Peace, Love, Happiness & Appreciation...

THANK YOU!                                                     View my New video  "Past Present and Future" b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_4384.jpg

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"THE SWAG" Haircut Coming this Fall 2015'

Fall Trends 2015 and Specials please click here, http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=416815bff10aae6bc345cb4ca&id=fbddc5c0d4&e=a18395be7f   One new trend in 2015' is "The Swag" haircut Bangs and sexy layers for texture and movement! It is a modern take on the Shag haircut.  b2ap3_thumbnail_landscape-1433353765-elle-garnier-celeb-summer-hairstyles-index.jpg

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"HEAD SHOTS AT BALI"

Hairstyling & Photography by Doug Gordon Makeup Artist Jenny Janssen.The value of hair and makeup artists cannot be underestimated if you want to get the wow factor. A successful photo shoot is a collaboration between many people, ranging from the photographer and model to the makeup artist and hairstylist! I am currently working doing hair services and at times photography head shots. At East of Bali in Carlsbad many of our clients need to update their corporate portfolio with new images. Even established models need to keep their head shots current. Having an eye for detail and hair design,we can make your head shots and photos look like a magazine cover. Many thanks to our beautiful models Katie V. and Jennifer A. a advance Practitioner in the art of yoga! 

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Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer...

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A Early Father's Day Gift to the Dads out there!

FROM THE BEATLES, THREE SONGS GOLDEN SLUMBERS CARRY THAT WEIGHT AND THE END! LISTEN TO RINGO'S DRUMMING, OUTSTANDING AND THAT IS WHY HE IS IN THE "ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME! TURN OFF YOUR MIND AND RELAX AND FLOAT DOWN STREAM AND REMEMBER IN THE END, THE LOVE YOU TAKE IS EQUAL TO THE LOVE YOU MAKE...b2ap3_thumbnail_alternative-rubber-soul-full.jpg

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GIGI HADID BACKSTAGE NEW YORK 2015'

GO Backstage at the Anna Sui Fall Show New York Fashion Week 2015' with GiGi HADID.b2ap3_thumbnail_gigi-hadid.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_gigi_hadid_portada_vogue_marzo_articulo_5919_62.jpg

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"Bumble's Hair Texture & Bangs are Rock-in"

BUMBLE & BUMBLE EDUCATION AND UPDATES FOR YOU!

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Bumble's Cityswept "A Touch of the 60's"

 BUMBLE & BUMBLE EDUCATIONAL TIPS FOR YOU!

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'Stand By Me' Ben E. King by John Lennon

'Stand By Me' singer Ben E. King dies!

We just lost B.B. King May 14th. And last month Ben E. King passed April 30th 2015 at the age of 76. "I'm deeply touched by the passing of my good friend and brother Ben E. King," fellow R&B hit-maker Smokey Robinson told the Times in an email. "There is another soldier gone."Ben E.King, born Benjamin Earl Nelson in North Carolina, moved to New York as a young man and quickly became entranced with the emerging doo-wop music scene. He began his career as one of many revolving vocalists in the Drifters, and his voice appears on the group's staple singles like "Save the Last Dance for Me" and "There Goes My Baby," which hit No. 2 on the US charts in 1959.

In 1961, after pursuing a solo career, he scored his first solo hit with "Spanish Harlem." Later that same year, he landed in the top 5 with "Stand By Me," the song for which he would forever be best known. That was one of the best songs from the early 1960’s and had a profound effect on many great artists. In the years since, the song has appeared in the Billboard
Hot 100 nine times, twice with King's version and seven by other artists including John Lennon who recorded he hit “Stand By Me” and gives us a unforgettable performance.  May the two Kings rest in Peace!

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B.B. KING ..."THE THRILL IS GONE"

In loving Memory of the King of Blues is Gone! Rest Peacefully. “The blues has lost its king, and America has lost a legend,” President Barack Obama said Friday in an e-mailed statement. “No one inspired more up-and-coming artists. No one did more to spread the gospel of the blues.”

B.B. King, who rose from poverty on a Mississippi Delta cotton plantation to become one of the most influential guitarists of the 20th century and an ambassador for American blues music, has died. He was 89.

 

He died at 9:40 p.m. Thursday at his home in Las Vegas, Nicole Coleman, a spokeswoman for the Clark County, Nevada, coroner and medical examiner, said Friday in a telephone interview. King said on his website on May 1 that he was in hospice care at home.With an electric guitar he named Lucille,b2ap3_thumbnail_1315202-master.jpg King developed a signature style -- single-note solos, left-hand vibrato and bent strings simulating a human cry -- that beginning in the 1960s inspired a younger generation of blues and rock guitarists from Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck in the U.K. to Jimi Hendrix, Michael Bloomfield and Stevie Ray Vaughan in the U.S.

“I’m trying to get people to see that we are our brother’s keeper,” King said in “The B.B. King Reader” in 1997. “Red, white, black, brown or yellow, rich or poor, we all have the blues.” His music and style of blues had a profound effect on our generation. B.B. King and his Lucille touch our soul with his his emotional and passionate performances all around the world. The Thrill is gone... but you and keep listening to the blues keeping his spirit alive! Good night Lucille.b2ap3_thumbnail_b-b-king-4.jpg

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BOHO-CHIC HAIR & FASHION TRENDS IN 2015'

Cara Delevingne, Nina

Dobrev, Vanessa

Hudgens: Celebrities

loving Bohemian Fashion

There are many things that a person in the entertainment industry has to be aware of, especially considering that
they are followed by people with cameras almost all the time. The stars need to be very careful what they wear out in public, as fashion has become a huge part of the celebrity lifestyle.b2ap3_thumbnail_boho-bohemian-desert-queen-marcelina-grazia-nomad-broyalty-1681993954.jpg Bohemian fashion has become very popular among celebrities these days and here we take a look at a few of the stars who are big fans. b2ap3_thumbnail_550x298_cara-delevingne--nina-dobrev--vanessa-hudgens--celebrities-loving-bohemian-fashion-8431.jpgWhile there are a lot of stars who like to dabble in bohemian fashion, there is one star who has taken it to the next level over the years and that is the

actress Vanessa Hudgens.b2ap3_thumbnail_prpphotos008195-vanessa-hudgens.gif Whether it be on the red carpet or out with her friends,b2ap3_thumbnail_vanessa-hudgens-032611-24.jpg Vanessa regularly goes for that bohemian style and she always manages to pull it off, looking great at every turn.b2ap3_thumbnail_CARA-DELEVINGNE-at-2012-British-Fashion-Awards-at-the-Savoy-Hotel-in-London-2.jpg

Other stars who have been seen working the bohemian fashion over the years include Sienna Miller, Hilary Duff, Mary-Kate Olsen, and many more. b2ap3_thumbnail_selenagtl-288654441.jpg

Hair and Fashion Trends

The Hip Boho-Chic Styles are back this Summer 2015’
Hair is one the the easiest and fastest things to change, for men and women. There is a lot of inspiration this spring and summer. b2ap3_thumbnail_bohobohemianfashiontrend_20150517-004056_1.jpgHairstyles from the Past to the Modern sleek wet styles to the BoHo-Chic looks. b2ap3_thumbnail_normal-5_20150517-004002_1.jpgJust in time for summer Bumble and bumble natural
Surf Infusion oil and salt-infused spray create sea- tossed waves with sheen, it is a tropical mix of coconut, mango seed, and passion fruit and palm oils, that help condition and softens hair and UV filters that hydrates nourishes and protects hair! Also it is great to spray on your natural texture or messy buns and braids.
b2ap3_thumbnail_ttttt-47342790.jpgI see this BoHo-Chic hip bohemian style as a state of mind, a evolution as a larger global awareness of the world, rich colorful cultures coming together.b2ap3_thumbnail_slide-1987397405.jpg
There are still touches of the 60’s and 70’s on the fashion runways with Big Sexy blowouts creating the
Marilyn Monroe or the b2ap3_thumbnail__MG_7584.jpgBridget Bardot Glam looks updated for today life styles.
So anything goes this Season and hair colors are rich.
VIP! b2ap3_thumbnail_normal-4.jpgProtect your hair with Bumble & bumble
Invisible Primer heat/UV Protective Primer it has six featherlight oils it helps soften, detangle,de-frizz protect against breakage,heat-styling and UV Damage.
Have fun and be protected from the heat! No matter what your fashion sense or hair texture there is a look for you this summer of 2015!b2ap3_thumbnail_photo-copy-4_20150517-004000_1.JPG

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SUMMER MOVIES COMING SOON!  Imagine That...

 

Have fun at the movies this Spring and Summer 2015‘                                                                                                                 Imagine all the many types and categories of movies available. There is The Blockbusters and Drama, Action,Action-comedy, Satirical,Western, comedy,Documentary, Suspense,Thriller,Science-Fiction, Musical,Romance,Romanic Comedy, Period and more.                                                                                                  The Magic at the movies is all about the director who may choose the angles and camera movements in a movie, while the cinematographer focuses on lighting and camera lenses or other technical aspects. The dynamics of this relationship can vary quite a lot depending on the particular skills of the director. There are many different ways for a cinematographer to affect the way an audience feels about a movie scene. Small changes in lighting, manipulation of the colors in the frame, and subtle adjustments of lenses and focus can all play a role in creating emotions. Sometimes the techniques of cinematography can be very flashy and noticeable, leading to movies that are notably unusual in a visual sense, but sometimes they are very subtle and naturalistic, often to the point where the audience doesn't even become aware of the visual manipulation. Enjoy the Magic of the Movies, and Imagine That!b2ap3_thumbnail_11190666_ori.jpg

April 2015(26 Movies)

  1. Apr 3
    Furious 7
    Last Knights Superfast The Salt of The Earth Effie Gray Cut Bank 
  2. Apr 10
    The Longest Ride
    Ex Machina Kill Me Three Times Desert Dancer Broken Horses Man From Reno 
  3. Apr 17
    Unfriended
    Child 44 Monkey Kingdom Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Monsters: Dark Continent True Story Desert Dancer The Dead Lands 
  4. Apr 24
    The Age Of Adaline
    Little Boy The Water Diviner The Forger 

  1. Apr 29
    Iris 

May 2015(25 Movies)

  1. May 1
    The Avengers: Age of Ultron
    She's Funny That Way Far From The Madding Crowd Welcome to Me 
  2. May 8
    Hot Pursuit
    Before I Wake Skin Trade 5 Flights Up Saint Laurent Noble 
  3. May 15
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    Pitch Perfect 2 I'll See You in My Dreams The Connection Where Hope Grows Slow West Absolution 
  4. May 22
    Tomorrowland
    The Vatican Tapes Spy Sunshine Superman Aloft 
  5. May 29
    San Andreas 3D
    Aloha Results 

June 2015(17 Movies)

  1. Jun 3
    Pigeon

  1. Jun 5
    Insidious: Chapter 3
    Entourage Wild Horses Love & Mercy 
  2. Jun 12
    Jurassic World
    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl The Wolfpack 
  3. Jun 17
    The Bronze

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THE TAXMAN by GEORGE HARRISON

I think It's time for "The Taxman" This is the first track on Revolver recorded in 1966' It was the first song George wrote that was given such promient postion indicating that he was capable of writting songs as good as Lennon and McCartney's. Imagine that!b2ap3_thumbnail_220px-Revolver.jpg

REVOLVER 1966

GEORGE HARRISON

Taxman Lyrics

Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me 'Cause I'm the taxman
Yeah, I'm the taxman

Should five per cent appear too small Be thankful I don't take it all
'Cause I'm the taxman
Yeah I'm the taxman

If you drive a car, I'll tax the street If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet

Don't ask me what I want it for
If you don't want to pay some more 'Cause I'm the taxman
Yeah, I'm the taxman

Now my advice for those who die Declare the pennies on your eyes 'Cause I'm the taxman
Yeah, I'm the taxman

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The IHeart Radio Awards – Review

taylorswiftMadonna Madonna Taylor Swift Taylor Swift iHeart Radio Music Awards Ghosttown MILIMA20150329 0349 11This particular awards show is for people just like you and me. We get to vote and we get to see who wins. Because this is a newer awards show you would think they would pull out all the stops. An awards show has big performances, a lot of dancing, comic relief and a lot of fashion. So what were we watching last night? At some points I thought we were watching the rehearsal.

The funny Jamie Foxx pretty much bombing on his comedic performance. So much so, he said it to the audience. He kind of made up for it with his performance but I guess I expected something bigger, something with a “wow” factor. I didn’t get that from any part of the awards show. Most performances were dull, the speeches were odd and all the built up hype just let me down.

justin timberlake taylor swift iheartradio music awards 2015 outfits oPtHowever, I am very happy that Taylor Swift won for her song “Blank Space” and she also won for the best dance song “Shake it Off”. Congratulations Taylor and keep those hits coming. As long as we are on the topic, her performance with Madonna was pretty cool. Madonna looked hot as ever, in my opinion, and complimented by Taylor Swift made the duo look fierce. Another highlight of the show was by one of my favorite men, Nate 960x540Ruess from the group Fun., performing one of the best songs ever. His spirit, soul and all of his emotions come out in him when he sings. His passion is astounding and beautiful. I thank him for such an inspiring performance.

From Justin Timberlake’s half funny, half awkward acceptance speech for winning the Innovator of the Year Award, an awkward Jamie Foxx and a not so fashionable evening excluding Taylor Swift, Madonna and Justin Timberlake in a rockin’ blue suit made my viewing experience a bit disappointing. Yet I still look forward to next years show!

Hopefully next year there will be more umph to the awards show and blow us away.

-          Amy Radzik

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NEW from BUMBLE & bumble "SURF INFUSION"

“SURF INFUSION” A NEW PRODUCT FROM BUMBLE & BUMBLE.                                                  Surf Spray has a new family member b2ap3_thumbnail_normal-6.jpg SURF INFUSION! It is less drying on coarse or color-treated hair types, and creates a smoother, softer wave," says Laurent Philippon, global artistic director for Bumble and bumble. "Many surfers already apply different oils to their hair before they hit the waves in an effort to protect their locks from sun and salt-water damage, and we felt it was time to bottle that." The crunchy, sticky texture of most beach sprays was a common gripe until dry sprays started hitting the market, promising that fresh-from-the-beach, messy look without the grit. With Surf Infusion, everyone can snag some surfer-chic texture or create a HOBO CHIC look this summer. Imagine That!b2ap3_thumbnail_normal-7.jpg

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Backstage with Bumble & bumble NY 2015'

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK WITH BUMBLE AND BUMBLE. HAVE FUN THIS SUMMER! Some hair tips for b2ap3_thumbnail_pmpp_2015-01_hio_product_panel.jpgyou.

Be healthy and creative and transform into a sleek hairstyle or a glamorous hip HOBO CHIC wavy look. For adding texture, use your one inch curing iron grab parts of your hair, making wavy curls just mid-shaft to the ends.
For long hair,create full loose ponytail or messy braid also use a headband or colorful scarf this summer. For protection from the heat use Bumble and bumble Invisible oil heat/UV Protective primer. It helps soften, detangle, de-frizz, ease styling and protect against breakage, heat-styling and UV Damage. Have a colorful fun and safe healthy b2ap3_thumbnail_BohoWavesHairTrend.jpg2015’

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"WHAT'S GOING ON"...

  

Marvin Gaye is having a comeback--but for some of us, he never really left

By Tai Moses

WHAT'S GOING ON? All of a sudden Marvin Gaye is everywhere. A-list stars crank out tribute albums covering the soul singer's greatest hits, Grammy-winning musicians acknowledge his influence, and his former label, Motown, regularly reissues special editions of his classic records. Not bad for a singer who's been dead 18 years.

He had a genius for using his voice to explore and telegraph infectious grooves, smoky sensuality or, in the case of his 1971 self-produced masterpiece, What's Going On, compassion and concern.

Musically elegant and politically radical, What's Going On was entirely unlike the bright, buoyant music coming off the Motown assembly line. It was the first album created by a black artist that addressed the social upheaval of America at the end of the 1960s: the Vietnam War, race riots, unemployment and poverty in the inner city, pollution, the assassinations of beloved leaders. The songs take the point of view of a Vietnam vet--specifically, Marvin's brother Frankie, who returned from the war with stories that horrified Marvin and kindled his social conscience. Frankie, in a sense, is the narrator, but the album is a spiritual self-portrait of Marvin Gaye. He said he wanted to capture the essence of the times and to past it on!b2ap3_thumbnail_AZAA8ADA-R652800-AEAEAGOFDM.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_AZAA8ADA-R315724-AEAEAGOEDM-1.jpg

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IT'S TIME TO SPRING INTO 2015'

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=416815bff10aae6bc345cb4ca&id=896e1953aa&e=a18395be7f Click to see my fashion trends and specials. 

IT IS TIME TO SPRING INTO 2015!
Hair is one the the easiest and fastest things to change, for men and women. There is a lot of inspiration this spring, from the past to the modern sleek wet styles to the boho natural waves to embrace your natural texture. Or the low maintenance and sexy bohemian care-free looks to the polished or messy buns and braids.
Fresh new bob haircuts from short to long. This Spring there are still touches of the 60’s and 70’s on the fashion runways with big sexy blowouts creating the Marilyn Monroe or the Bridget Bardot looks updated for today life styles. So anything goes this spring and hair colors are rich. Think of adding some chocolate tones to your hair and some vanilla and carmel highlights and for darker hair shades of oxblood, auburn and copper shades for spring. No matter what your fashion sense or hair texture there is a look for you this spring 2015!
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These are not just Fashion Week Videos, these are Works of
Art. Designers didn't stop at designing clothes this year but the runway sets
are out of this world. Ralph Lauren amazed the world with his holographic
story-like show, while Dolce & Gabbana took a leap forward from their
already sexy & lavish campaigns to show D&G in a new way. They
introduce a serious dark entertaining theme turning models into actors and
actresses. The set design and presentation should be a "this is how it should
be" runway show with them allowing us into their world of the backstage fun
they all have in preparation. Christian Dior wowed me with the layout of his
runway set but the most surprising show by Moschino was quite simple while the
models didn't need much of a set, they had passionate personalities that made
it a show, with roller skates! The next runway show I saw was from Elle. They have a lot of hot looks this year, please enjoy & as always...PEACE

http://tvfashionstyle.com/dolce-gabbana-summer-2015-womens-fashion-show/

http://tvfashionstyle.com/dolce-gabbana-springsummer-2015-mens-fashion-show/

http://tvfashionstyle.com/dolce-gabbana-mens-winter-2015-fashion-show-the-backstage/

http://tvfashionstyle.com/moschino-spring-summer-2015-fashion-show/

http://tvfashionstyle.com/ralph-laurens-polo-takes-new-york-fashion-week-4d-spring-2015-fashion-event/

http://tvfashionstyle.com/christian-dior-cruise-2015/

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DGP-logo-sm-blackThis is the time where we all reflect on our lives and decide to make changes for the better. This is the time we make positive life choices and try to stick to them no matter what. I want to congratulate those who stand by their resolutions and applaud the fact they want to improve. Im right there with you. 

This year is an absolutely wonderful year for change. Why not change your style a bit.  LOVE FASHION! Try something new. Try out a new style, new colors, dress up or dress down for a change. In my opinion this month is the best month to experiment. Find your fashion style. With designers releasing a variety of new trends from comfortable to dressy, this is an opportunity to have some fashion fun!

While you're exploring your fashion sense dont forget to explore all the new make up companies have released. From bolder shades, wild eyeliners, new techniques for applying make up.......our faces are our playground! Please discover Revlons new line of BOMBSHELL, Cover Girls new wild shades by Pink, and even wet and wild are getting fierce. Wet & Wild is growing into the same category as Revlon, making their new make up long lasting, unique and a go to company for base and primer. 

So this is the month to experiment and I would love to see what you all come up with. If comfortable,  please send photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or please leave a comment below. In February,  I promise to show you the Fashion risks I am taking this month. 

HAVE FUN AND SHARE THE FASHION!!!!!!!!

Peace & Love - Amy (Maria Elena Serrano)

 

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From Street Chic – To Glamorous Holiday Events – To a Quick Gift Guide – DGP Has You Covered

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Throughout all my research for this fall & winters fashion trends I found the results to be new, refreshing with a BOMBSHELL look.

kurk-yelekler-1Street Chic Fashion: The layering trend is my favorite. With the flattering new cuts that are displayed on the wonderfully polished racks are at an all-time peak. You put your warm trendy thermal on, a bottom sloped sweater, a fashionable cable knit scarf and a leather jacket or must have winter coat to top it off. Match that with a pair of pleasing darkish jeans, a pair off the always trendy Uggs or some leather above ankle metal hardware boots and you got yourself one hec of an outfit. Trending heavily now, is to pair your ensemble with sneakers. Yes, I said sneakers. I highly suggest checking out the sneaker trend at Nordstrom. Very versatile to, being able to take on and off to change up your look throughout the day. Don’t forget to accessorize. Add on a groovy belt, a lot, or a little jewelry, a stylish New York influenced beanie, some fingerless gloves with a splash of color and you’re ready to roll. mini-Fashionable-fur-coats-Fall-Winter-2014-2015

This next Street Trend is a touchy one with me. Flannels. They have come a very long way from the standard flannel to the flannel with metal hardware snaps or buttons and they typical now come with a hoodie. I can picture that with a cute colored thermal underneath, a pair of jeans and sneakers. I just don’t know if I want to bring the flannel back. A little touch of the 1990’s wouldn’t hurt but let’s not revert to the old grunge days…….unless it’s totally cute.

mariana-coldebella-by-laurence-laborie-for-lofficiel-maroc-december-2013-january-2014-1The next trend I am proud to say is Real Fur. I apologize to all the people who are so strongly against the use of fur. But ladies we know a fur is a fur and it’s a staple for the closet. If you’re not used to the fur experience, might I suggest picking up a beautiful faux fur vest and or scarf. Not to mention beautiful fur is an instant jaw dropper. So ladies, if you want to make a grand entrance, add a little fur to your wardrobe. As for myself, I can’t resist the fur scarves, fur accents on shoes & accessories and the trending fingerless gloves with fur accents on the wrists. Those are my favorite accessories to play with, at least after my fur hat collection.

As we get into the glamour of Holiday Festivities, and with the New Year’s Eve Guess-Holiday-2014-Campaign-2expectations to look drop dead gorgeous, the glamour is amplified. This Winter is the Winter to be a BOMBSHELL. Eloquently rock the big Bombshell Hair, the “Red Carpet” dress, drip yourself in jewels, overdramatize the make-up & don’t forget the red lips. Hold your head up high and rock the BOMBSHELL look. Heads will be turning this Winter and into the spring of 2015.

As a special bonus I want to alert the loyal followers with some great gift ideas for the holiday season, or just because. Here is a list of some hot gift items that are for sure to impress.

Polaroid Camera… The new re-release of the Polaroid Camera is making a huge debut this season.

Vinyl’s made a huge comeback; Pair a favorite record with a new record player.

bebe-winter-in-wonderland-holiday-2014-collection-09Technology; Stores are slashing the prices on technology so now is the time to get that special someone the technology they’ve been waiting for.

Gift Baskets; personalize a gift basket with their favorite make-up, skin care, hair care and a gift certificate to their favorite salon like East of Bali or The Marilyn Monroe Spa.

Theme your gifts; Create little gift packages of items from different eras.

Jewelry; with the new designs from some of the top designers, give the gift of bling. Try outlet stores for extraordinary inexpensive prices.

For clothing you can stay safe with the popular fur vests, boyfriend sweaters, unique graphic tees, infinity scarves, smart phone savvy gloves or a trending leather fur lined coat. You will be surprised at the low prices.

For that special someone in your life give the gift of something very personal. No matter if it’s a photo in a bebe-winter-in-wonderland-holiday-2014-collection-16frame or a specific gift they desire, personalize it. Add your own touch to gifts by adding a homemade tag or card, autograph the photo, and place a special photo somewhere on the gift, even if it is just included in the wrapping. Personalization can make a normal gift into an awe inspired gift that the person can treasure forever.

Last on my list are gift cards. Of course they are not personal but you can make them that way. Some companies allow you to order a personalized gift card within 2-3 business days. You can also make it special yourself. Add a special note for why they are receiving the card; include ideas on how they can spend it. Wrap it up custom style to match the person who is receiving the gift and voila!

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please leave a comment below or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your info and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

b98c2684c7bc2b1d0807460a6c6e9568From DGP to you: HAPPY HOLIDAYS & WE WISH YOU HAPPINESS & INSPIRATION.

We would also like to thank our loyal followers for making this blog one of the top ranked blogs out there.

Keep posted as we will be posting away as we close in on the New Year! Imagine That!

With Peace & Love – Amy Radzik & Doug Gordon

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THE SEASON OF PEACE LOVE & HAPPINESS

Athanks fashions we dive into the holiday season it's a great time to show appreciation to those that are a part of your journey. This is the season of Peace, Love, Happiness & Appreciation...This is the time to be with the ones we love and show our appreciation to one another. 

Life moves so fast we tend to forget to say thanks about the things in life that make us who we are. The people who love and support us. The people who inspire and amaze us. Our friends, our family and all the other people who have been there along the journey. This is for you. THANK YOU.

This is the time of year to say THANKS. Thank you to everyone who has supported DGP Productions and continue to do so. Without you we wouldn't be us. Your'e our inspiration that keeps us going and we hope you know we appreciate you for who you are. Thank you Team DGP.

Today before you tuck yourself in know that someone appreciates you.

Thank you all again for being such loyal followers and have a great thanksgiving night & have fun shopping FashionThankYouBlack Friday!

Check back soon for the latest fashion updates, posts on entertainment, events and more.

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Breaking News from the offices of DGP Productions…..

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She’s fun, She’s flirty, She’s fabulous. She’s Marilyn.

When I look at Marilyn I think Bombshell Beautiful. You can feel that way too at the new Marilyn Monroe Spa. I must say you’re not going to walk into the spa and become her but you can get pampered and styled using the same old tricks and techniques that she used to do to keep her looking like a bombshell.

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I am proud to announce that San Diego’s premiere Grand Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel has opened its space to The Marilyn Monroe Spa! From the underplayed nude lipped girl next door Marilyn to the glamorous Hollywood style we know as Monroe. The red lips, the fun and flowing hair, the flawless skin and the beautiful nails. At the Marilyn Monroe Spa’s we can all feel like Marilyn. If you ask, they will give you the full Marilyn look alike affect.

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If you’re interested in the Marilyn Experience now you know where to go. Please visit the Iconic Marilyn Monroe Spa website for more information, the links are listed below. In the meantime please enjoy DGP Productions iconic tribute; “The Bombshell Look is Back” inspired by iconic women such as Brigitte Bardot and Marilyn Monroe by viewing the DGP Productions slideshow above.

When visiting the spa don’t forget to mention that you heard of the Marilyn Monroe Spas via ImagineThatBlog.com.

Marilyn Monroe Spas Website including other locations

Marilyn Monroe Spas Services and Pricing

Thank you to the Manchester Grand Wyatt Hotel for bringing Marilyn Monroe to San Diego!

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To everyone out there reading this blog will appreciate this. A true story about a girl who had her dancing career come to a halt just like that. But those of you for the love and passion of dance will love this one. Just sit back and enjoy the show.

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1960's Fashion: Going Mod for Fall/Winter 2014

crystal-embFashion Trends: whether you want to follow them, ignore them, or rebel against them entirely, the one thing dusty pastelsyou can’t do is deny they exist. They are always there, inspiring, influencing and evolving. If you love something, wear it, and that goes for whether it’s a trend fresh off the runways or not.

The fall / winter 2014 trends are no different. Already on the shelves, and making their way into our wardrobes. We’re here to tell you what they are and offer advice on how to wear them – should you choose to. Fashion is your playground. We’re just showing you the latest toys.

mod girlTake inspiration from the playful side of the '60s in bold prints, bright colors and short A-line hems. This fall the evolution of the mod revival continues.

Trend Details: Luxe leather, gifting the ’60s silhouettes with a contemporary, daytime edge; expect the solid fabric to be shaping up anything in between frill-fronted shirts and A-line dresses, swingy skirts and boxy overcoats; Touches of fur for fall and winter; pair them with mini shift dresses and swing outer wear, or go for the full statement and invest in a soft-hued furry coat this season.

Additional Style Trend Information: Sport a classic modern denim look, with a blouse mod hairhalf tucked and heels to drool over, a classic blazer but this time accessorize 60”s style. Pump up your hair, leaving it a bit messy, Cleopatra your eyeliner, shine it up with pink shades of lip stick and don’t forget to pick up a pair of “cat sun glasses”. You can also wear a 60’s inspired head wrap, or go pick up a cool retro bag to tote all your new fall and winter make up. To sum it up, mix modern with a little 1960’s flair and you’re all set to go!

tumblr lq7v6im9XC1qf6jy9o1 400 2Don’t forget to mod up your makeup! Bright vibrant colors, or you may opt for pastels. Either way go heavy on the eyeliner and mascara. For the eyelashes you want to get the "butterfly" effect to make those eyes really pop! Get out there and enjoy sporting all the new fashion trends!

Peace & Love - Amy

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"IN MY LIFE"...

Let me take you down because I’am going to... take a page of life and pass it on to you. I have been listening to some great early Beatle music before and after going to see ‘The Out There Tour” by Paul McCartney in San Diego.
I was deeply listening to the early recordings of the Beatles and feeling emotional and inspired. In my early days with my musical soul brothers we were turned on by the Beatles. We all played many hours of music and instruments together, I had a music room in my home in Vegas and played drums and every one would come over and jam together. Many of my mates went on to play music with other groups and play around Las Vegas, soul brother Ray a drummer also still jams up in the Pacific Northwest we are the only ones live from the early days. The two on the inside of the image of four. Now these words are even more emotional and powerful. On Rubber Soul “In My Life” John’s voice is so moving...There places I remember all my life ...though some have changed some forever not for better...some have gone and some remain. All these places had their moments with lovers and friends I still can recall...some are dead and some are living...in my life I’ve loved them all...Wow! Please Check out Revolver again and listen to Rubber Soul released on Dec 3rd 1965 produced by George Martin is regarded by fans and critics alike as one of the greatest Albums in popular music history! It's also full of firsts.
Rubber Soul is the first Beatles album of their "middle period"; the first to fully explore soul, folk-rock, foreign pop, and soon after coming home from India a mystical sound the sitar by George Harrison use on Norwegian Wood was credited as raga rock, the first to exhibit a social conscience; the first to boost the drums; the first to be recorded on four tracks instead of two; the first to dig into the group's personal life, to forego covers, just a collection of recorded tracks, the first to remove the band's name from the cover. "Nowhere Man," not to mention deep cuts that became so ingrained in the public consciousness they may as well have been hit singles: "Drive My Car," "Michelle," "In My Life." But Rubber Soul remains what many consider to be the Fabs' first real classic album because it makes no compromises, revealing the band for the first time to be mature artists and not just a boy-band with fantastic songs. Indeed, over the years, this album's rep has grown so large, many critics now consider it more consistent, track-for-track, than even Sgt. Pepper or Abbey Road. "IN MY LIFE"

There are places I remember

All my life, though some have changed

Some forever not for better

Some have gone and some remain

All these places had their moments

With lovers and friends

I still can recall

Some are dead and some are living

In my life I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers

There is no one compares with you

And these memories lose their meaning

When I think of love as something new

Though I know I'll never lose affection

For people and things that went before

I know I'll often stop and think about them

In my life I love you more

Though I know I'll never lose affection

For people and things that went before

I know I'll often stop and think about them

In my life I love you more

In my life I love you more

 

Songwriters: John Lennon and Paul McCartney

 

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th859RMHNDFoods That  Help Make You More Beautiful

Time goes by very quickly, work, personal responsibilities and your personal life. Through the entire day it can feel like it went by in a few hours. With everyone on the go these days I thought I would introduce some snacks that can really make you feel good and if you continue consuming these snacks can really change your appearance to a more radiant you. So here we go, and if you can find other foods like these, go for it. Everything we put in our bodies shows on our bodies so it is time to make a small change in your diet while making yourself even more beautiful than you are already.

Carrots: Considered one of the most nutritious foods because they promote healthy CARROTS
skin, teeth, and gums, have anti-aging properties, and can help cleanse the
body. They are also filled with beta-Carotene, which protects the skin from sun
damage, preventing wrinkles and spots.

avacadoAvacados: Loaded with over 25 essential nutrients and vitamins that act as skin antioxidants and can prevent free-radical damage. They are naturally rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help hydrate and soften your skin, as well as biotin, which helps prevent dry hair and brittle nails. Half an avocado will keep you satisfied and full. Just add a squeeze of lemon and a dash of sea salt for a little extra flavor.

Pumpkin Seeds: Magnesium and zinc-rich pumpkin seeds are a superfood that promotes eye and skin health. pumpkin seedsThey maintain collagen and skin renewal and contain "good" cholesterol (HDL), which can help with joint pain and headaches in postmenopausal women. They are also known to stimulate hair growth and protect from pollutants.

Chia-PodChia Pudding: Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants. They are also high in protein, which can decrease appetite and banish belly fat. If you want to make your own chia pudding, simply mix two-thirds of a cup chia seeds, two cups unsweetened almond milk, and half a teaspoon vanilla extract together. If you prefer store-bought, Stein loves a The Chia Co. Pod.

Greek Yogurt & Berries: Greek yogurt is full of "good" bacteria, also known as greek yogurt and Berriesprobiotics, which are essential for a healthy digestive track and boosting immunity. It also contains lactic acids, which hydrate the skin. Berries are rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants, which help diminish wrinkles, sagging skin, and discoloration. Berries also prevent toxins and free radicals from entering the body. Raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries are great options for snacks during the day, especially on top of yogurt.

kale chipsKale Chips: Kale is packed with nutrients, iron, vitamins, and minerals that promote healthy hair, making it stronger and shinier. Drizzling a little olive oil, sprinkling with sea salt, and baking kale leaves for five to eight minutes is a great way to get that crunch you might be craving at snack time in a healthy way.

Dark Chocolate: The flavonols in at least 70 percent dark chocolate will help your skin dark chocolateprotect itself from UV damage, fight free radicals, and increase blood flow. They can also improve skin hydration and thickness. A piece or two of dark chocolate is full of copper, zinc, and iron, which promote the cell renewal growth process.
These minerals also increase oxygen and blood flow to the scalp, which leads to healthier and stronger hair. Plus, it's delicious.

cantaloupeCantaloupe: One cup of cantaloupe contains a day’s worth of vitamin A and vitamin C, making it an ideal beauty food that promotes great skin and hair. It is also extremely high in water content, so it will keep you full and hydrated longer.

Almond Butter: Nut butters are a great source of satisfying fiber and protein, which can almond butterhelp keep
your body lean. They’re also packed with manganese and selenium, which promotes healthy, shiny hair. The vitamin E in almond butter can also help protect your skin from the sun's damaging UV rays.

Don't forget to excercise, drink plenty of water and just be BEAUTIFUL! 

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Imagine Paul McCartney Out There.. in San Diego! "Yesterday"...

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Out There Paul McCartney   "Yesterday"...

The anticipating crowds, the people flooding in the gates, the peace & love vibe rockinthe masses, the smell of rock and roll in the air, the stage is set and the concert began....

You know the feeling you get when you feel like everything is in alignment and everything and everyone around you is contributing to this fortunate time? Thats the way I felt at the Paul McCartney Concert. From elder, middle aged, and fans that werent even a gleam in their parents eyes when the Beatles phenomenon began, flooded the Petco Park Stadium to a sold out audience of 42,000 people.

The concert was jaw dropping amazing. From Playing a tribute to John Lennon with a song he wrote and he also told a story about George Harrisonsukulele as a tribute to his powerful rock and roll side taking over the stage with pyrotechnics, fireworks, two large screens flashing reminiscent & modern imagery. This was a once in a lifetime experience. For a 3 and a half hour show, not to mention the four encores he played, Paul McCartney has still got it. To all of your hard core Beatles fans let me be the first (I hope), to tell you that not only does Paul gives you his own music and rock, but he takes you back to the days of peace, love and the Beatles. Wherever Paul is, so are the Beatles. Doug said the Beatles were magical they changed everything in music and fashion here there and everywhere!

We should all thank Paul for giving the world the gift of his music while still giving us the groovy gift of the Beatles. I strongly believe that music is a way of life of sorts. It can change your mood, feelings, emotions and more and man let me tell ya, it was all smiles, good moods, the feeling of peace and freedom and the wonderful energy feeling the music pump through your veins. I obviously give Paul McCartneys Out There Tour a huge thumb up with a peace sign and a smile.

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Fashion Alert!

Men & Women’s Fashion Trends for fall 2014’, Your guide to Falling Back into Fashion.

As the bohemian-gypsy-aztec trend took over the Spring & Summer a lot of designers are keeping the “feel” of the fashion trend but changing it up drastically as well. Last year grey hit the runways hard, with some of the most refreshing prints and fabrics available. This year as we head into fall black & grey are trumping the runways, streets and everywhere else. But this year designers have added a bold element. The textures and finishes on this falls fabrics are absolutely impeccable. Smooth, sleek and velvet finishes paired with classic, plaid, striped or designed fabrics add the eye-catching look to your fall wardrobe.fall fashion 2014  fall fashion 2014 ad campaigns  Liu Wen Poses for Massimo Duttiâs Equestrian Fall 2014 Campaign  Massimo Dutti Fall 2014

Emporio-Armani-Mens-Casual-Fashion-2013-2014-Patrick-Kafka 3The hot colors for this fall are vibrant, eye-catching, bold and beautiful. Gorgeous shades of blue are the primary fall fashion color. The next colors to trump the runways are in the purples, reds and greens. For the purple family deep purple, lavender and plum are really hot. In the red family we will see a lot of maroon/wine and classic red. One color family that can really enhance your wardrobe is browns. Dark brown will be sparse but caramel brown, tan and khaki are very popular, especially when it comes to shoes and accessories. You’ll see the greens such as emerald, dark and deep sea green and lastly, gold and yellow are making a sneak peak.

Top designers have taken menswear to a whole new level with all the accessories geared towards them. Menswear is sheik and sexy with overall black and or grey and accented with this Falls bold and vivid colors. Today, I think men may have more accessories than women! From phone covers and tablets to belts, scarves, hats, bags, shoes and jewelry, men have an endless selection of accessories to pair with their outfits. I would like to thank the designers for making our men so fashionably sheik and hot!

rachel-zoe-2013-2014-fall-autumn-winter-womens-runway-catwalk-new-york-fashion-week-show-denim-jeanswear-01xWomen have it all this year. With such a wide variety of accessories to add or subtract from your wardrobe I am seeing a huge split. I am seeing women accessorized head to toe in all the falls brilliant colors or I am seeing women confidently strutting down the street in a traditional sheik classic look layered in black and or grey with unique & fun splashes of color. Its red lips or nude lips. Colorful nails with effects or simply nice and nude. Curled wild hair or slick and sleek. (With the Keratin Treatment trend a lot of straight and sleek hair is on the move.) Either way this fall Fashion Outlook is to drool over. On a more relaxed note, more casual and sporty attire is seen; leggings paired with flannels & fur-hooded coats or sleek jeans with sportswear layered tops, zip-ups and sports shoes. No matter what the look, this fall is smoking hot!

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We’ve lost another American Icon. She was hypnotizing; Gorgeous knew what to say and always followed her heart. Lauren Bacall is an amazing, talented, “real” woman. She knew what she wanted and she went after it.

We sit here and think, wow…the talent, the power, the beauty, the kind spirit and fabulous actress will be known, loved, missed but never forgotten. At some point this week I ask that you take some time, remember Lauren Bacall, revel in her beauty, talent and send her all the love you can. – Amy Radzik

lauren bacall “Lauren is and was an American actress of film, stage, and musical theatre, known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry looks. She began her career as a model.She first emerged as a leading lady in the Humphrey Bogart film To Have and Have Not (1944) and continued on in the film noir genre, with appearances in Bogart movies The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947), and Key Largo (1948), as well as comedic roles in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) with Marilyn Monroe and Designing Woman (1957) with Gregory Peck. Bacall worked on Broadway in musicals, earning Tony Awards for Applause in 1970 and Woman of the Year in 1981. Her performance in the movie The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination.acdad5eda4c1af4550bd4bd6a8d8bacdIn 1999, Bacall was ranked 20th out of the 25 actresses on the AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars list by the American Film Institute. In 2009, she was selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to receive an Academy Honorary Award "in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures.In September 2006, Bacall was awarded the first Katharine Hepburn Medal, which recognizes "women whose lives, work and contributions embody the intelligence, drive and independence of the four-time-Oscar-winning actress", by Bryn Mawr College's Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center. She gave an address at the memorial service of Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. at the Reform Club in London in June 2007. She finished her role in The Forger in 2009.014-lauren-bacall-humphrey-bogart-theredlistBacall was selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to receive an Honorary Academy Award. The award was presented at the inaugural Governors Awards on November 14, 2009.” (Wikipedia 2014) ”

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Give Peace a Chance - Come Together

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Have you noticed lately that there is a “rude”, “mean” or just "off" streak coming from people everywhere? At stores, restaurants, boutiques, the Dr.’s, bookstores and even my favorite place for meditation. Try meditating next to someone who curses under their breath and you can feel their angry energy? It’s not very peaceful.

Is there some type of pill people are taking that makes them mean & rude? Or is it just rubbing off one another? I’ll tell you one thing, it hasn’t turned me. I have been on the receiving end but not on the rude side of things. I stay strong and treat people how I want to be treated.

What do we do about this? We begin with one person at a time. I want to see the LOVE, PEACE & HAPPINESS. Ijw-purple-rose-1024x768 want people to start coming together again. It seems once we begin coming together we will start to see the Peace & Happiness begin to flourish like a beautiful flower.

No more wars, no more arguments, no more tears unless there happy ones. So everyone needs to GIVE PEACE a CHANCE & COME TOGETHER….RIGHT NOW.

give peace a chance coolageWe wish you all the best in starting another peace, love and happiness movement!

cutekids-hugging-on-beach3If you can, please submit how you feel about Peace and add a picture or two of what peace, love and happiness means to you.

I love all of you and wish you Peace & Happiness every second of everyday.

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Gypsy Spirit by Amy inspired by Doug Gordon

amy beach faceI am a true definition of a gypsy. At heart; in my mind…my way of life is Gypsy Style. To be a true Gypsy you must carry the Gypsy Spirit in your soul. The Gypsy spirit, to me, means freedom, a totally open mind, a true passion for what you do an open mind to learn and grow and a huge love for change.

The Gypsy also must be spontaneous, have the attitude of “why not”, a positive outlook on life and an appreciation for Mother Nature close to your heart. IMG 2757

Gypsys have fun. They stay in packs or go out solo feeling totally uninhibited. Gypsys travel, play music, and continue on to anywhere their Gypsy heart’s desire. Love, Peace, Freedom, Passion, Talent, Desire, Beauty and more is what makes up a Gypsys Spirit. It gives them life and a huge passion to live it.

IMG 2744Gypsys wardrobes have become a bit modern in a very good way. Layers upon layers, a ton of jewelry, especially bracelets, bright colors, bright spirits, and I believe every Gypsy is very sultry or seductive. Gypsys draw us in with only using their beauty, power, their whimsical spirit and the hypnotic beauty of their soul that shine through their eyes. 

                                                                                                                        -  Amy Radzik

Keep checking back as another Gypsy video is headed your way. This time it’s about the life of my inner Gypsy and of course my life of my outer Gypsy. The sultry, seductive, bright, dark, hypnotic eyes of the empowered Gypsy Queen Amy. 

Doug sent this to me one day to inspire me, and it worked. Thank you Doug. 

I would like you all to read some lines from “Divine Gypsy”, a poem by Yogananda:

”I will be a gypsy,IMG 3794 2
I will sing a song that none has sung
I will sing to the sky,
I will sing to the winds,
I'll roam, roam, roam, roam,
By day, the shady trees will be my tent
At night, the stars shall be my candles
And I will call the moon to be my lamp...”

Thank you and remember to keep checking back for more videos, posts, interactive posts, fashion trends and more!

 

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"The Gypsy Spirit"

The Modern Bohemian and Gypsies are coming! The trend can be a way of life to get your Gypsy on and have some fun. They are unpredicatable and love colorful clothing and jewerly. They celebrate life and have a postive spirit and care for the earth. They love music and dance, they may even inspire you and fortell your future! I have been having fun doing Photography and Gypsy hairstyles for over twenty years. My latest Gypsy inspired project got my team of models and Amy Radzik my production manger and lead model into the spirit. A Big thank you to  Studio 1220 in The Forum, Carlsbad Ca. www.studio1220.com for some very hip Gypsy and Modern Bohemian clothing for our models and jewery! Also a special thank you to Tillys in The Forum, Carlsbad Ca. for shirts and tops for my male model. Would like to be in a gypsy shoot or story? Please send your best gypsy photos to me and Amy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This Summer we are  looking for some new gypsies to put in our fun fashion posts At www.imaginethatblog.com and in one of our Gypsy videos, coming soon.  imagine that!

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To Tan Or Not To Tan...Imagine That!

A Quick Post To Teach You How And If You Should Tan!

Understanding How to Protect your Skin:

It is important to use a sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays, but what is the difference between the two?  UVA rays are always present, no matter the weather or season and were once thought of as less damaging. However, we now know that these rays are very powerful and are one of the main causes of premature aging, sun spots and leathery skin.  UVA rays deeply penetrate the skin and can also penetrate clothing and glass.  UVB rays are not are strong as UVA rays, but they are the main cause of sunburns and skin cancers and thus are just as damaging, if not more damaging, than UVB rays.      woman-applying-sunscreen

UVB = Ultraviolet B, UVA = Ultraviolet A 

Lotions: Did you know you can use a High end tanning lotion, get tan and not have to go in a lotions bed or just wear alonebed at all? There is a variety of lotions to bring out your tan and here are some of my favorites: Cypher, JWOWW One and Done, Adore, Luminary, Elusive, Sexy legs, and more. Check out your local tanning salon to see what they have to offer.

While people are still in limbo; to tan or not to tan think about this: Being in the full sun all day with a medium SPF is more harmful then tanning in a bed. Here are some examples of my local tanning salons. The only place I go is iTan but I do check out what other tanning salons have to offer. I have listed a picture of the beds and a description of the level.

LEVEL 1 Our basic sunbed using low pressure tanning power.   

LEVEL 2 This bed uses the highest amount of UVB for the best source of Vitamin D and to build your body’s natural SPF.

LEVEL 3 A tanning bed that uses a combination of UVA and UVB, which prepares your skin for bronzing in the higher level beds.    TANNING BEDS 1-5

LEVEL 4 Bronzing bed that utilizes medium and high pressure tanning power.

LEVEL 5 A bronzing bed that utilizes high pressure tanning technology to give you a dark and long lasting color.

Spray Tans                           SPRAY TANNING 

VersaSpa: The VersaSpa creates flawless, skin rejuvenating sunless results.

Mystic Spray: The Mystic gives a flawless and natural-looking spray tan for all skin types in just five minutes.

MagneTan®: The MagneTan® technology ensures uniform coverage over the entire body. The sunless tanning solution instantly transforms into a quick, natural-looking tan that continues to develop throughout the day. Enjoy a perfectly natural-looking tan in one session!

Another reason I love my local tanning salon is all the spa treatments they now have. Toning, skill regenerating, acne relief, hot beds and more. Here is an overview of the spa services:

SMART Tan: Uses new technology that calculates a personalized tanning session to help achieve a balanced Sun SmartBedapproach to tanning.

Fit Body Wrap:The FIT Body wrap aids in the breakdown of fat tissue with the use of Far infrared (FIR) energy. This leads to calorie loss and reduces the appearance of cellulite.The FIT Body wraps apply heat to the body, which eliminates toxins and metabolic wastes by increasing sweat production. This can also lead to faster recovery of aching and injured muscles.

Lumiere Skin Rejuvenation: The Lumiére Skin Rejuvenation facial soothing system effectively removes fine lumiere-1-742x330lines, wrinkles and age spots while enhancing your skin’s overall appearance.

The Beauty Angel: The Beauty Angel Skin Rejuvenation reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and cellulite while stimulating circulation throughout your entire body. 

The Hydration Station: The Hydration Station infuses your skin with revitalizing moisture, aromatherapy, heat HydrationStation-2-1024x634-742x330and steam during this soothing spa experience. The Hydration Station provides natural moisturization, while boosting the effectiveness of nutrients in skincare products at the same time.

Tips-For-A-Gorgeous-Glow-Just-In-Time-For-Summer-600x330Teeth Whitening:The Teeth Whitening System utilizes UV light whitening gels to give you instantly whiter teeth.   The process begins when you open the prefilled teeth whitening kit that includes all supplies needed to enhance your smile.

Aqua Jet Therapy: The Aqua Jet Therapy is an advanced water-driven massage system that gives you a relaxing massage in complete privacy.

Fun Facts About Tanning: 1 Fashion icon Coco Chanel popularized the suntan in the 1920s when she acquired a tan during a cruise. 2 A German medical company made the first indoor tanning lamp in 1903 to help patients with Vitamin D deficiencies. 3 In 1978, a German scientist introduced indoor tanning lamps in the U.S. after discovering the benefits of sunlight on athletes. 4 Yuma, Arizona receives the most sunshine of any U.S. city, experiencing sunshine for 90% of its annual daylight hours. 5 Juneau, Alaska, which receives only 30% of the annual possible sunshine, is the least sunny city in the U.S. 6 A century ago, sunbathing and tanning were only indulged in for health reasons, to cure or prevent diseases.

Amys' Favorite Lotions: Cypher, Elusive, Elixer, Anything by JWOWW, Luminary and they are still giving me newer lotions to try outside of the bed. Guess what ladies? It works. - Amy

Any questions, comments or you just want to hear specifically from me about a bed or a lotion please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ortext 760877.83 with your name and your question. THANK YOU - AMY

 

 

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Get ready for the Summer – Imagine That!

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Zumba anyone? Seriously, I thought it was a joke until I tried it and couldn’t move for 2 days! Sure it’s fun taking classes with other people but get the DVD or the Xbox Kinect and you can shed pounds daily with this great interactive program. Plus you can choose to go at it alone or invite a few friends over to have some Zumba workout fun!

Like most of us, we have put on a few pounds, so now is the time to shed them off and perhaps turn it into your daily regimen.

My favorite tips and also the ones I implement daily are the following and I do this everywhere I go; running errands, driving, basking on the beach, work and more.

Always tighten your core. Tighten up that lower tummy in, keep breathing but keep tightening too.

Tighten your buttocks, especially when you walk. You not only get the effect off beautiful buttocks but it also helps your upper thighs.

Wear heels, or wedges. This helps builds muscles in your calves and upper thighs.

At home I do leg raises, side leg raises and a few squats here and there. I also do about 10-20 push-ups every morning and every evening. Shrugs are great for your shoulders and chest. Use elastic bands for more arm toning, upper back toning and chest toning. Wind down your evening with a few yoga poses and stretches, relax and fall sleep.

If you would like to get more advanced, invest in some work out equipment or go to the gym. You can even get free passes to the gym, try it out and pick up some more tips you can do at home.

 To tan or not to tan

Many people are against going in a tanning bed and I understand why. One thing you should know is through the years tanning technology has become so advanced there’s really no reason not to try it. If you are completely opposed to a quick tan in the bed try getting a spray tan or better yet pick up some of the lotion that is sold at a tanning salon. The lotion works to get you a base tan until you’re as dark as you want to be but it also has a lot of SPF and UV ray protection and protective technology to keep your skin safe. Almost all of their lotions help regenerate healthy skin cells and is proven to tighten your skin and keep it healthy. Stay tuned for an upcoming post about my favorite tanning salons. They are not just for tanning anymore. tan vs bed

Regular skincare

Make sure to keep your body soft and healthy by using your favorite lotion. Whether it is from a tanning salon or it is one of your favorite lotions…use it. It is very helpful to use a lotion that has SPF in it. If you wear make-up make sure you still use SPF lotion under your make-up. Even if the make-up says it has an SPF in it, we never know how much it will protect you so use the lotion under your make-up. DO NOT forget to really lotion up those hands and feet. Try a hand and feet soak weekly and make sure you maintain the regimen of using lotion daily. lotions

Don’t forget to shave

Shaving has become a trend in more ways than one. So shave it up. Make sure you get rid of unwanted facial hair, bikini line, legs, arms (preference), chest for the men and anything else you think needs cleaning up. If you prefer to wax, try one of the well-known waxing salons all over San Diego County.

Clothing

A new trend I am seeing on the streets is women who don’t work out but wear work out wear. Or woman that do work out and wear their work out wear everywhere. This year workout wear has spread like wildfire. You can practically pick it up anywhere. From drug stores and stores dedicated to work out wear you can now find workout wear at high end boutiques, through top designers websites and major stores and boutiques are coming out with their own lines of workout wear. It has become so common we now have more choices. So go to your favorite store and try out some work out wear for yourself. You can go the expensive route at such places as Calvin Klein, D & G, Ralph Lauren, Versace, and Chanel…need I go on? Or you can find cheap to middle priced wear at places like work out studios, Target, Sports Authority, Big Five and more. My favorite place that new work out wear has popped up is Tilly’s. We now don’t’ have to just wear black or neon to work out but we have all the choices in the rainbow. I also wanted to let you in on a little secret. If you get tight workout wear, the material they use helps your circulation therefore regenerating skin cells and tightening up your body. I recommend the basics; tight sports bras, the boy shorts underwear. Cute shorts, different color “Yoga” pants. Warm up and cool down tight zip ups or a different style of “jacket” or top shirt. Socks to improve circulation, a comfortable sturdy flexible type of tennis shoe and don’t forget to wear a cute hairstyle to sport you up. WOW collage ITBLOG

 In closing, I recommend facials, massages, seeing your hair stylist, preferably Doug Gordon from East of Bali, Tanning salon spa treatments, a massage here and there, keep your feet and hands clean and smooth, take good care of your teeth, pick up some workout clothes and equipment and do not eat. I’m kidding. Try to add more fruits and vegetables or actually eat those instead of little snacks of candy throughout your day. Make sure you keep snacks with you so you’re not forced to buy and eat a greasy snack. Carry around water at all times for hydration and keep a positive attitude. There are a lot of things that can bring us down but like the book says “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”. I agree.

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Brigitte Bardot Fashion Icon…Imagine That

Brigitte Bardot born 28 September 1934 in Paris is a French former actress, singer and fashion model, now an animal rights activist. She was one of the best known fashion icon for her sexy image and free spirit in the 1950s and 1960s. She is still a inspiration to fashion and hair designers everywhere! She was ahead of her time and one of my inspirations to recreate her sexy hair and iconic look. I have done many photo shoots and made some videos creating Bardot hair styles and having fun with models to bring her image in present time. In fashion, the Bardot neckline (a wide open neck that exposes both shoulders) is named after her. Bardot popularized this style which is especially used for knitted sweaters or jumpers although it is also used for other tops and dresses.

Bardot had a major effect on Pop Culture her messy sexy beehive hairstyle and her clothes and free spirit, she was a international success. She was the subject for the iconic Andy Warhol Bardot painting.  She sang and dabbled in pop music and played the role as a Glamour model on many magazines. Bardot was idolized by the young John Lennon and Paul McCarneyThey made plans to shoot a film featuring The Beatles and Bardot, similar to A Hard Day's Night but the plans were never fulfilledLennon's first wife Cynthia lightened her hair color to more closely resemble Bardot, while George Harrison made comparisons between Bardot and his first wife Pattie Boyd, as Cynthia wrote later in A Twist of Lennon. Also Bob Dylan dedicated the first song he ever wrote to Bardot. He also mentioned her by name in "I Shall Be Free", which appeared on his second album," The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. 
Bardot was an aspiring ballerina in early life. She started her acting career in 1952 and, after appearing in 16 routine comedy films with limited international release, became world-famous in 1957 with the controversial And God Created Women. Bardot was nominated for a BAFTA Award for best Foreign Actress for her role  1965 film Viva Maial. Bardot caught the attention of French intellectuals. She was the subject 1959 essay which described Bardot as a "locomotive of women's history" and built upon existentialist themes to declare her the first and most liberated woman of post-war France.  
Bardot retired from the entertainment industry in 1973. During her career in show business, she starred in 47 films, performed in several musical shows, and recorded over 60 songs. She was awarded the Legion of Honor in 1985, but refused to receive it.After her retirement, Bardot established herself as an animal rights activist. Her iconic spirit, and fashion image is still current in todays world and the Bardot inspiration lives on! 
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1. I am proud of what I have got and I need an audience

2. God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles
the brain of any man I've ever met.

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Quotes

1. Being a sex symbol was rather like being a convict.

2. We all have a childhood dream that whe there is love, everything goes like silk, but the reality I that marriage requires a lot of compromise.

 

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To all of you who have been waiting for the unveiling of Spring and Summer fashions for 2014'....Here it is!

Please sit back, enjoy the different patterns, textures, colors and more while listening to the soundtrack of "The Wolf of Wallstreet."

Thank you to all the top fashion designers, hard working models, production companies and all of the fashion weeks and 2014 designer campaigns who have inspired this video.

Thank you to all of you loyal followers who have supported Imagine That Blog. If you have not already subscribed, I strongly urge you to so. We are getting ready to pump out posts that you will not want to miss.

And if you have a fashion trend you don't want us to miss please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or simply leave a comment on the website. Who knows...you could have the hottest new trend out there and we will give you all the credit, so send them on over to us.

PEACE IN 2014' - Sign off - Amy

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1. Make-up can only make you look pretty on the outside but it doesn't help if you're ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the make-up.

2. I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.

 

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1. "People think that if you look fairly reasonable, you can't possibly act, and as I only care about acting, I think beauty can be a great handicap."

2. "I don't know what that Method is. Acting is life, to me, and should be."

3. "I'm not a film star, I am an actress. Being a film star is such a false life, lived for fake values and for publicity."

 

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ELIZIABETH TAYLORelizabeth taylor

Elizabeth Taylor was discovered by a Hollywood columnist who led her MGM head Louis B. Mayer and Cheever Cowdin. As a result she was contracted by Universal and MGM.

MISS CLEOPATRA, WE LOVE YOU!

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"I will not retire while I've still got my legs and my make-up box."

2. "Hollywood always wanted me to be pretty, but I fought for realism."

3. "In this business, until you're known as a monster you're not a star."

 

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1. "Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got."

2. "A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view."

3. "If you haven't cried, your eyes can't be beautiful."

 

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Marilyn Monroe was urged by Captain Ronald Reagan to apply to the Blue Book Modeling agency. She did. She bleached her famous locks blonde, began modeling and was quickly asked to begin acting.

WE LOVE YOU MARILYN

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...THE BEATLES…Imagine That...

"A Hard Day's Night " Beatles Released in July 19th 1964' On February 9th marks the 50th anniversary of the historic night that changed America. Four English musicians boarded a plane from London headed to New York, and won the collective heart of America.

The Beatles changed the way we saw the world, what we wore, how we talked, and what we wanted from music! b2ap3_thumbnail_beatles-rubber-soul.jpg

 

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About Amy...Imagine That!

It's been a while since you have met Doug and I and we wanted to say thank you for reading our Blog, Imagine That Blog. We appreciate your support and look forward to a rockin’ fashionable 2014'.

Amy Radzik is the founder and creative director or AR Marketing, Production Manager of DGP Productions and blog hostess of ImagineThatBlog.com. Not only is she the hostess of ImagineThatBlog.com but she is also a consultant and researcher of all fashion, inspiration, trends and events. She is a very hard worker but best of all she is a true friend.

As a productions manager she is very talented, understands both the business and production aspect. She is a stunningly beautiful woman with quick wit, intelligence and is always one step ahead of everything. I have had the pleasure of growing with Amy and becoming very close friends. Due to her beauty she is my number one top model and I do not plan to lose her. Her skills, talents and beauty have given me so much inspiration through the years, she is my muse.

Amy assists with all stages of production, from model management to in front of and amy romanticbehind the camera. As I got to know her she is not only an outstanding model to shoot and understands the ins and outs of the fashion industry, she is just so funny, gracious, kind, giving and talented in every avenue. She knows where things belong in a shoot. Even when she is in the shoot her eyes are always focused on the production aspect and she still is a stellar model. I never knew anyone who could be so quick on a set.

“Now that Doug has given me the pleasure of speaking about myself, I absolutely agree with him on everything! Ha-ha. While working with Doug I realized I have so many marketing skills and certifications that if I began my own marketing firm I could really bring something to the table. So I did and AR Marketing and DGP Productions were born. Since the company began we have had much success with clients. We continue to grow into bigger and better productions and clients.

amy cameraWorking with Doug is a dream come true and I believe his work needs to be seen. During work hours he is Doug Gordon, off work hours he is DG; the super genius artist. He is constantly working on DGP Productions, as am I, to further our journey together. I have to be honest. I do not know what I would do without him in my life. He is my best friend, my partner, my inspiration and he is my muse. If there was no Doug, there would be no Amy and vice versa.

To sum it up so we can get back to what else Doug has to say here I go. I am experienced in a variety of areas; marketing, modeling, production, C+ certified in computers. I have exceled with photo and video editing, creating, and making visions a reality. I love coaching models, boosting their morale and bringing out there personality. But I love the production aspect the best. It’s inspiring and intriguing and a lot of fun.

While I have your attention I would like to give a big thank you to Doug Gordon, Rachel Brody, Heather McManus, Susan Withers, Eva, Harry and Hunter.

I can’t wait to see what’s next for me and DGP Productions. All I can say for now is things are looking up and I love going to work! Let’s get back to Doug”

It has been a real pleasure working with Amy and she is always impressing me with her skills, creativity, public relations, computer skills and media awareness.

I highly recommend Amy for any of your marketing needs. She can work from a sexret agent postbeginning branding idea and personal business vision and create outstanding materials that really send a message to your clients.

There is really only one Amy but she has so many skills, looks as a fashion model and she’s a very professional business woman and art director there seems to be endless Amy’s. The world is a better place with Amy in it. You need to see it for yourself – You will be amazed. – Doug Gordon

 

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The cool explosion of the top knot and fun buns is the way to put up your hair and is perfectly in tune with the the top fashion philosophy. Don't take yourself, or your style too seriously. We first fell in love with the ultra high top knot when Gwen Stefani twisted up her famous platinum locks and rocked the red carpet. Other ladies have since perfected the undone updo.

I will be having some fun twisting up hair on many of my clients and models doing free head shots. With a little help from the new Bumble & Bumble thickening dryspun finish. It creates instant fullness and holds with an airy texture! I will be doing hair & photographing many of my fun styles to make a few slideshows. Keep an eye out for 'Top Knots - Messy Buns'  slideshows and more. 

And a special congratulations to Sarah from ITan in encinitas for winning the Top Knot contest. 

Please subscribe to this blog to keep up to date on fashion trends, entertainment,  contests and specials. Sign up now to become an exclusive DGP Productions VIP member. 

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Top knots and messy buns are coming. Look for "Rockin' The Buns" by Amy Radzik Hair and Photography by Doug Gordon. I want to thank the beautiful outstanding and talented models for having fun with their hair and creating some photo magic. One of my inspirations was Gwen Stefani who put her famous platinum locks up for the red carpet. Love the undone top knots and textured side bus, this goes along with the top fashion philosophy don't take your self too seriously! I got great texture from the from Bumble and bumble Creme Contour and Full Form Mousse and Powder. Have fun Rockin' out your Buns. Doug Gordonimaginethatblog.com

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As the years go by we see fashion breaking boundaries. Fashion is no longer just a word but a way of life. What we wear represents who we are. I want to thank the fashion world for making us confident and beautiful. Please enjoy my tribute to fashion by watching a video created by me, Amy. Yes I have more skills than just typing!:)ENJOY!

A TRIBUTE TO FASHION...IMAGINE THAT!

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Fashion 2014 - A look back and a sneak peek forward...

Here's a look at some of our favorite looks for Fall/Winter 2013 with a sneak peek of what's to come in 2014 and beyond. Imagine That!

The fur, the metallics, the lace, the boldness and the classic. These powerful eye catching looks are making a huge impact in the fashion world and they are making a larger impact on Amy. I Love these looks. From true gothic to gothic mixed with all types of styles. Not to mention the Fall/Winter colors...This is truly a fashion reality I am extremely excited about. I am so inspired I am going shopping and I will revel in all the fun fashion I can find.

Enjoy the above show:

FASHION 2014 - A look of our favorite fall/winter fashions and a sneak peek into the future... Imagine That! - A

If you have any questions, suggestions or you ust want to say hi, please use the comment space right below the post. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Imagine That... Yoko Ono won 2013' Peace Prize!

b2ap3_thumbnail_578750_10151040994999051_1588450127_n.jpg Yoko Ono the Japanese artist partner and wife to John Lennon has won the prestigious Theodor-Wanner 2013' prize for her lasting artisitc and peace-promoting political work! Receiving the prize near Berlin's iconic Branderburg Gate watched by German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, Yoko who is now 80 years old said "This prize is a message to me from you that what I've been doing was understood by you" Recent work form Yoko created a shaft of light streching up from the ground into the sky and the message "Imagine Peace" translated in 24 different languages! Wow, Thank you Yoko! 

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amy getting ready10 Quick Tips to Glam up for the Holidays…Imagine That!

Want to get a head start in the “glamming up for the holiday season”? Implement these quick suggestions and have fun!

Dazzle them with Nail Strips, Nail Foil or your favorite Gel Nail Color.

Add some accessories to your style; stacked bracelets, a statement necklace, a statement ring or blingy belts.

A scarf is a beautiful addition to any wardrobe. The Infinity scarves are hot and trending right now. You can pick one up at your favorite boutique or anywhere that sells scarves.nail wear

Change up your makeup and make those lips POP. If you wear heavier makeup during the day, try using some neutral colors with bold liner and popping lips. If you wear light makeup daily, try to glam it up a bit with some darker shades of this fall & winters color palette.

Break out those high heels to make a casual outfit dressier. shoes etc

Try wearing hair accessories like decorative bobby pins, barrettes, scarves, head bands and more.

Try a new hair style. If you’re curly go straight and vice versa. It would be wise to consult with your hair stylist and see what the best change for you is. Don’t forget, you can always bun it up!

Try a different hair color or add some color to what you’ve got. Explore something daring like panels of purples and reds or remain more refined by changing your color in whole.

Have fun and wear fun winter hats, beanies, gloves and earmuffs. Earmuffs are trending huge this year so make that a staple in your closet.

Make sure you have a blazer of two in your wardrobe. It’s a great way to dress up any outfit.

The Fall and Winter colors for 2013 into 2014 are:

On the dark side of the color spectrum we have purples, blues, reds, oranges, raspberry and fail safe black.

On the lighter side are very soft yet vibrant colors such as powder colors in lavenders, blues, pinks, peaches, whites and tans.

These quick tips are sure to glam up your wardrobe for the holiday season ahead and you still have a little bit of time to really glam up your wardrobe and go shopping. Imagine That!

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Submissions are pouring in so we have extended the contest through December 15th, 2013.

Please send submissions to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Include photo(s) of yourself, in a group or with a friend or family member.

Please send files in format xml, jgp, tif, pdf.

Include the name of your top knot or messy bun along with a story of how the top knot or messy bun came to be.

Include all of your contact information in case you’re a WINNER!

Imagine That…Top Knots & Messy Buns!

Winners:                                                                                                                                     amyrachel buns 2                      

The third and second place winners receive a 1 hour photo session with Hair & Photography. Photography by Doug and Makeup by Amy. There will also be a story with their bun photo explaining how it came to be. This will be posted on our blog, Imagine That! A $500 value including a disk of images for the second and third place winners!

The #1 Top Knot receives a free hair conditioning treatment and haircut by Doug at East of Bali Salon and a 2 hour Photography Session with Doug and Makeup by Amy! A disk of images given to you after all sessions. A value of over $700 for the Top Contest Winner!

A few of the winners’ session photos will be posted on our Blog for the world to see. They will be featured in Doug's Video coming out at the end of the year! Please Have fun Rocking out your Hair.                                                

Imagine That.... "Top Knots & Messy Buns"

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Top Knots & Messy Side Buns for Fall & Winter

THE Cool Explosion of the top knots and fun buns is the way to put your hair up, and is perfectly in tune with the top fashion philosophy — don't take yourself, or your style, too seriously. We first fell in love with the ultra-high top knot when Gwen Stefani twisted up her famous platinum locks for a red carpet. Other ladies have since perfected the undone updo.

This fall and winter I will be having some fun twisting up hair on many of my clients and models doing free head shots. With a little help from the New Bumble & bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish, it creates instant fullness and holds with a airy texture! I will be doing hair & photographing many of my fun styles to make a few slide shows so watch for the collection “Top Knots and Messy Side Buns" Part #1 Coming soon. Imagine That!b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_1311.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_hbz-topknot-Gwen-Stefani-lgn.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_1397.JPGClick On Photos 

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FALL INTO WINTER…IMAGINE THAT!

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Fall into winter with these great looks. From fur and animal print to men’s accessories and women’s vintage leather gloves, fall and winter fashions are sure to make an amazing impact. With minor make up and nail accessories such as sugar candy nails, liquid lips and 48 hour liquid eye wear. Any women can add some pizazz to her wardrBurberry-Prorsum-Autumn-Winter-2013-2014-Menswear-Looks-38obe. If you really want to spice up your look try the liquid lips in red from any company who makes it, check out the fur fedoras, the leather gloves and the beautiful trench coats. The classic Fall and Winter bold looks will have heads turning in your direction. So lift your head high and be confident in what you wear.

Just for you, I created a short slideshow with a sneak peek from fall into winter. Please enjoy the slideshow, share it with your friends and make fashion a part of your life. Let this inspire you to be a more confident, powerful, fashion forward man or woman. Enjoy and have some FUN.

 

 

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For those who love being inspired..........................Imagine That!

For the love of era's I introduce to you a video that is not only an inspiration to me but a celebration of life. From the 1920's to current, these guys have done a fabulous job merging all the era's together.

Thank you Capital Cities for inspiring many while entertaining the world.

Sign Off - Amy Radzik

 

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Thank you Gucci, D&G, Ralph Lauren and all the top men's designers in the world. Thank you for making our men look like works of art.

This summer we have been seeing some of the most interesting and hottest men fashion trends. Dapper, sexy, grunge and then some....Men's fashion is becoming just as big, if not bigger, than women's fashion. Thank you all you gentlemen who have been pleasing my eyes all season long.

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 Move Over Ladies - It's Time for Some Men's Fashion

Hugo-Boss-Black-Spring-Summer-2013-Mens-Campaign-8Some say men have it easy but I disagree. With such a huge variety this season it is refreshingwg fw12 catalog men 12 web 1column to see men inall these different looks. From the old school era to grunge and a whole lot of color, men have many fashionable options. This season we have stripes, metallics, bold colors, grunge, preppy, ethnic prints and more... This season the men's wear section is so fun, dapper and classic that there is something to wear for everyone. Have fun guys, you deserve it!

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Two of the most appropriated fashion trends-grunge & prep can come together now more than ever. Two aesthetics can be mixed & matched to achieve a look that's all your own.

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mens-fashion-trends-spring-summer-2013-light-knitwearKnit Wear doesn’t always come to mind when we think of spring but designers offer light sweaters for the season. They are worn over shirts or on their own. Pair them with jeans or pleated trousers and some casual footwear.

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Choose the bold stripes to make a fashion statement or opt for classic stripes. This is a versatile Mens-Trendy-Fashion-2013print that goes well with classic as well as contemporary pieces. A MUST HAVE!

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One of this season’s most popular upcoming trends is the utilization of color. And it seems that one particular color has moved to the forefront: good old-fashioned blue and orange. 

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White Suits - Daring, Dapper and Divine

They have been all over the runways and we cannot ignore them. Trouser suits, short suits, suits with matching trenchcoats are all the rage for Spring/Summer 2013.

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Dont Forget to mix in the hot metallics. Wear a full metallic outfit for a crazy night out on the town or opt for mixing in metallics to your established wardrobe.

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What is Fashion to you? What style best suits your personality? untitled

The answer should be whatever you are confident and comfortable in wearing. You can be a   casual fashionista or a walking piece of era art.

This year we are seeing a whole lot of different fashions. I see people dressing in a 1920's modern style, 1950's-1970's modern style, and of course a lot of 1980's fashion. I have also been seeing a lot ofthe bohemian look the Aztec look, the gypsy look, the "I just walked out of a GQ Magazine" ad look, and a lot of skulls and cross bones usually accentuated with studs, leather, fringe and more. I love all these different looks but please be careful. Wear what suits you best. Take into consideration, your body type, your skin tone, your personality and what you love wearing.

Show the world who you are and allow your personality to transform into fashion! - AR

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Fashion has many meanings but the bottom line is literally the final paragraph. Please read, you may find this interesting:

Fashion means:

  • The make or form of something
  • A prevailing custom, usage, or style
  • The prevailing style (as in dress) during a particular time
  • A garment in such a style <always wears the latest fashions>
  • Social standing or prominence especially as signalized by dress or conduct

Fashion is the most general term and applies to any way of dressing, behaving, writing, or performing that is favored at any one time or place.

STYLE often implies a distinctive fashion adopted by people of taste.

MODE suggests the fashion of the moment among those anxious to appear elegant and sophisticated

VOGUE stresses the wide acceptance of a fashion. bohemian-gypsy-style

FAD suggests caprice in taking up or in dropping a fashion.

RAGE and craze stress intense enthusiasm in adopting a fad.

Any mode of dressing or adornment that is popular during a particular time or in a particular place (i.e., the current style). It can change from one period to the next, from generation to generation. It serves as a reflection of social and economic status, a function that explains the popularity of many styles throughout costume history; in the West, courts have been a major source of fashion. In the 19th and 20th centuries, fashion increasingly became a profitable, international industry as a result of the rise of world-renowned fashion houses and fashion magazines. – (Edited from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/June 19, 2013.)

Sneakmilanfashionweekdolcegabbanaspringsummer mmp3wauwdll Peek of upcoming MEN'S FASHION post. Or should I say photographs of hot men in hot fashion!

  

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In April this year I entered a Editorial Contest called "THE ARTIST" by Bumble and bumble with W Magazine the winner gets to go to New York for a major photo shoot with W Magazine and style The look of The Month. They invited hairstylists to create a new hair style using Bumble and bumble New Bb.Thickening Full Form Mousse and Creme Contour. Describe how to achieve the look in five steps create a editorial-inspired BIG Style. My model is outstanding and beautiful but has fine hair the products from the Bumble Thickening Collection worked great! Just a few days ago, I received a message that my submission was not one of the finalists but they are so inspired by what I created that they want to feature my work on their Network Website. I did a classic Inspired look from the 60's and gave it a modern edge The deep side part gives it a hip new feel & high textured twist creating fullness on top that has a touch of early Hollywood and Glamour. Thank you to W Magazine, Bumble & bumble for all the inspiration. The name of my new style "The Hepburn....Comes undone"

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Artist ~ Photographer ~ Film Hair Stylist

Talented, kind, handsome and humble, Doug is one of the best hair stylists and photographers I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Doug Gordon is a force to be reckoned with. His iconic hairstyles are works of art and he has the education, passion and experience to prove it. He has trained and studied at a few places like Oregon, L.A. New York, Las Vegas, San Diego. Doug has been very inspired by Vidal Sassoon and became at Network Educator with Bumble & Bumble.

With his brilliance and talent he did period hair for that little movie called The Titanic. He worked on the set of the movie in Mexico for over nine months. He worked on some other Movie and productions in San Diego. He quickly pursued his dreams years ago opening up his own salon's Douglas Hair Craft in the 1970's and 80's. He then advanced to a holistic and photography design salon called United Hair Force. In the 90's he created Fashion on Location a beauty wellness service for homes and hospitals. This exciting experience was leading him to learn and experience many things that make Doug, Doug.

When you look at a photograph Doug has taken, you know he has taken it. He has a gift with photography and magic hands with hair. With his "out of the box" thinking, He seems to take both hair and photography to a whole new inspirational level.

Please take some time and view Doug's powerful iconic photos. Now working at East of Bali Salon in Carlsbad He said "I have a passion for fashion photography and hair design from the past present and future."

"My goal is to give great haircuts and color service to my clients, to help increase their confidence and energy and trends should influence your style not dictate it."amy and doug

If you're in need of an inspirational hair stylist, Doug is your man. When I was in need of a refreshing change I went directly to Doug and to my surprise he turned out to be an inspirational genius. I knew he was a great well known stylist but the experience and outcome of my gorgeous hair exceeded any expectations I had. I loved my hair so much I even signed rights over to him so he owns my hair!

"I have been one of Doug's top models for many years as well as his Production Manager. I got to experience so many fun hair designs, photo sessions and productions and love to work in front of the camera and behind. I look forward on doing artistic and period research into the past with Doug from the 20's to the 40's the present and future. I also look forward to upcoming photo shoots with Doug, creating anything we want to. Having a great experience Time Traveling with us!"

~ Amy Radzik

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Louise Brooks Revolution The Bob Hair Cut!

Dancer, showgirl, and silent film star, Louise Brooks came to Hollywood,leaving behind a tragic childhood, and quickly shot to fame in pictures such as Pandora's Box and Diary of a Lost Girl. Louise Brooks laughed when she was called an icon, refused to smile in photographs, claimed to hate Hollywood, and popularized the bob hair cut in the 1920's. Louise Brooks is without a doubt one of the most iconic style and silent film stars of all time. The Bob hair cut was and is still one of the the most outstanding cut's ever. I still as a hairstylist am cutting this shape on my clients today! The 20's was a real revolution in fashion that will last. Today with the return of movies as The Great Gatsby this will keep us remembering how fantastic that era was in fashion and the creative spirit for joy of living let's not forget the passion of the The Roaring Twenties!

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Style to the fullest this summer!

Two New products Full Form Mousse for outstanding body and Cream Contour for texture and definition in your hair! Ask Doug when you come into Bali how he makes the cool waves. Have a great summer and have fun!

 

       

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NEW PRODUCT ALERT:

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Want to get a a purple panel, pink panel, blue panel put in your hair? Some hair stylists are doing this anyway with permanent color but we now have the option to do it oursleves on a short term basis!

What is really is is hair color in a powder form and you can wash it out when you do not want it any longer. How easy is that right?

I see all the top brands are selling them for anywhere from $19.99 to $100+ but I picked up my little pop of color up at Rite Aid for $6.99. This one is made by Scunci. It comes with a small hair instrument that looks like a hair straightener. You place the chalk in the color applier and then have fun!

What it is:
A vibrant, temporary, easy-to-apply hair color in powder form.

What it does:
This Hair Shadow temporarily adds a pop of color to the hair without any long-lasting commitment. It is super easy to apply—simply rub the product onto hair, seal it with spray or heat to keep color on, and when you're ready, wash it out. Playful and creative, it is available in a range of eye-catching shades.

Available at places like Ulta, Ultra, Sephora, more beauty supply boutiques, CVS, Rite Aid and of course online. All of the top of the line hair and make up companies jumped on board and are available there or on their online stores. At Ulta they have their own brand of hair chalk with a rainbow and more color scheme for $99 and below. You at least have to try it.

Special Tip: After testing several brands, I ended up picking out my favorite one from Rite Aid. I realized that they all worked the same, you just have to do it properly. Other than that your best bet would be Ulta for the wide selection and variety of colors.

If you do try it, please send us a picture and let us know how it goes?

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I know Doug has created a fabulous post about this topic but I am as passionate as he is about this film.

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Short Summary:"Nick Carraway, a young Midwesternernow living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy." (IMBD.com 2013)

When I heard they were recreating The Great Gatsby  I was in shock. I was excited and a little upset that they may destroy the movie. I was intrigued on what they will enhance in the movie but most of all I am excited to see the sets, the costumes, the jewelry......The Great Gatsby.

Who could improve such a powerful, romantic, beautifully chaotic film? On May 10, 2013 we will find out and give you a full report.

Can DiCaprio really take over the great Jay Gatsby? Can Daisy Buchanan take the place ofgreatgatsbyTWOlovers2013 MiaFarrow? All I can say is WOW. I am so excited to see this movie I think I will go wait in line now.

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Product Alert……Marrakesh Oil – a Hair Styling Elixir

One day getting my hair done Doug began to tell me about this fascinating new hair product. I dried it and I am addicted. Not only does it keep my hair frizz free, soft and shiny throughout the day, it also works as a styling product. When I curl my hair it holds my curls better. I love this product.1084783005

A powerful, beauty enhancing oil from Morocco that gives the hair a brilliant shine as well as moisturizes and conditions the hair naturally. This thermal styling oil absorbs quickly into the hair without leaving your hair greasy or weighted down. It controls frizz throughout the day and protects your hair from the harsh environment.

-Apply evenly to damp hair and style as usual

-Can also be applied on dry hair after it has been styled for a super smooth & shiny finish.

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I was born in Rochester NY, but I love New York City! For many years I went to study at Bumble & bumble School of Advanced Education in New York and became a Network educator. My Camera was always ready to capture and share my experience.

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A Spiritual Goddess photo session on the beach at sunset .... Just me and the model. I did the hair and concept photography, telling a story of shadow and light! At a beautiful spot in Cardiff by the Sea. The gods sent me the perfect model!

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Trend Features:

 

  • Layering
  • Textures
  • Plaids
  • Lace
  • Leather
  • Paisley
  • Solid bold lining
  • Floral Patterns
  • Sheer
  • Scallops
  • Plunging Necklines
  • Decorative Necklines

 

 

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  • Bohemian
  • Romantic
  • A hint of modern with a rock and roll feel
  • Era Clothing


Repetitive Trends Making a Huge Splash...

Again: Scarves, Twisted Belts and Wraps

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red4Red Hairstyles Riveting this Spring!

Red hairstyles have a whole lot of color shades going on in spring 2013. It's going to be hot this spring!

The shades and hues of this season's red hairstyles are not for the timid. If you want to turn some heads with a hair colour that wow's 'em this summer, think red!!

Choosing the Best Hair Colors for Your Skin Tone...

Check with your stylist, have fun, be playful this spring! You can just start by adding a few red highlights in special locations. We call them Red Flairs.  A color red conditioning gloss can warm up your look and slowly heat things up.  

The desire for finding the right hairstyle and hair color is intense in our culture. Women are becoming more educated in determining their face shape and skin tone in order to come up with hairstyles and hair colors that are the most flattering and appropriate for themselves.

Also, it is very important to get professional advice on new lipstick and makeup when you change your hair color.

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fringe4Hairstyles with fringe define 2013 hairstyle trends

Hairstyles with fringe are taking the lead in defining new 2010 hairstyle trends. Straight fringe, side swept fringe, asymmetrical fringe, choppy fringe, pointy, angled fringe, wispy fringe or blended fringe are all terms you might encounter for describing this season's hairstyles with fringe.

It's said that your hairstyle speaks volumes about you before you even utter a word... I believe it. So what do these hairstyles with fringe say? And, how would you describe the type of fringe that brings out your own personal flair?

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