Saturday, 28 May 2022

Interview With Fashion Designer Luis Castaner

Hi There..... Are you a fan of business bags? 

Yes? Superb, then let me invite you to read this next fashion designer interview. All excuses are good to get you reading my blog posts. 😏

I wish I could invite you all for a cup of tea or coffee to go with this interview. There's just one slight problem. I don't think I can afford to pay for all your travel expenses. 😳

Unless it would be the way I and my 2 sisters did it when we were kids. We always took an imaginary train to the land of dreams. Cheap and very eco-friendly. 😎

After our mom left the room, our eldest sister would take us to the land of dreams by telling stories so that we would fall asleep faster. She was such a skilled storyteller it would be hard not to fall asleep. 😊

Still, I would often be disappointed the next morning that I didn't stay awake long enough to know the end of the story. 😴

My sis still tells stories, but in writing now. I hope she gets to complete her book about Tarragon slayer someday and gets to publish it. 😍

Now let's get back to reality. The fashion designer I interviewed this time is Luis Castaner, partner, and designer at Luis Steven LLC.

Picture provided by https://luissteven.com/

How old are you?

Aging like fine wine

What kind of work do you do, or what are you studying to be? 

I’m a Financial Controller at a Movie Advertising agency.

What made you decide to become a Fashion Designer?

I wanted to start my own company and was tired of carrying boring black business bags to work.

Is fashion important to you? Why? 

Yes, it makes me feel good when I’m dressed with a touch of style, regardless of where I
go.

Picture provided by Luis

What are your successes, and how did you achieve them?

It’s a long learning curve to be able to create the products you see now under Luis Steven. Just getting to the point where I have a full line of beautiful business bags to offer the world is a great success.

Is the name of the Brand important to you when you buy clothing?

Not necessarily, but Brands that are associated with quality differentiate themselves in my view.

Describe your personal style of clothing?

We call it California casual.

Picture provided by Luis

How did you find your personal style? Do you have a signature look? 

Classy, elegant, colorful, and functional. Our bags use the best materials in the market, we
combine an element of fashion with a touch of functionality. 

Luis Steven is differentiated by the colors we use to add the element of fun and individuality. Our customers tend to identify themselves with colors they like. They identify with our bags as being part of their personality.

Do you have an influence on other people’s clothing style?

I hope to influence every person that commutes whether to a full-time job or a hybrid work environment. I want to make their experience very comfortable and at the same time a little exciting as they will be getting a lot of notice because of their Luis Steven bags.

What are in your eyes the best trends at the moment?

A move to more classic fashion as opposed to yoga-inspired clothing.

Picture provided by Luis

What are in your eyes the worst trends at the moment?

Leisure clothing.

What kind of fashion advice would you give us?

Wear what makes you feel comfortable, add your flair to it. Don’t try to be someone else.

Who is your style icon and why?

Louis Vuitton, because of his timeless bags that make you feel powerful.

Picture provided by Luis

Thanks, Luis for taking the time to answer my questions. I love the look of your bags, and also love that they are handmade by experienced local artisans. 😍

Hope you like my blog.....Until next time.....Have a nice day 

Renata (Seadbeady)

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Friday, 27 May 2022

How to Take Care Of Dyed Hair - L'Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Metal Detox

Hi There..... Do you like to take care of your hair? Have you ever heard of metal detox treatments for your hair?

Perhaps you color your hair, just like me. I don't recall when I started, I only know it was a very long time ago. It almost feels like ages ago. 😁

No, it was not to cover up my grey hair when I started dying my hair first. I just liked blonde more because as a child I used to be outdoors a lot, which made my hair go very light blond. 😊

As I grew older, my hair turned darker. Better dark than grey, I suppose. Then again, you can't see those grey hairs, because they magically all turned blonde. 😜

When I was about 15, we moved to the center of the city. There was a shop in our neighborhood that sold Henna to make your hair lighter or more ginger blonde. πŸ˜ƒ

I remember passing there so often on my way to school, staring into the shop window, hesitant to go in. Until one day, I had the guts to go in and buy the stuff. πŸ˜€

Ah, brave me, right? Not quite, because it took me several weeks more until I gathered the courage to use the product. I was so afraid of how my hair would turn out. I certainly didn't want to become the laughingstock in class. 😏

Safe to say that after dying my hair for so many years with harsh chemicals, my hair has become dry and frizzy. That's why I was so happy Reviewclub picked me to test the shampoo and mask from the L'Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Metal Detox line in exchange for my honest opinion. 😍

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Metal Detox By L'OrΓ©al

A groundbreaking scientific innovation that strengthens hair while achieving perfect, long-lasting color

After conducting seven years of research and working with hairdressers all over the world, L’OrΓ©al Professionnel Paris has developed Metal Detox, the first protocol to detoxify hair by neutralizing the metal deposits found inside the hair fiber.

New hair technology Metal Detox tackles an issue that is routinely encountered by hairdressers everywhere: even with strong and healthy hair, the metal inside the hair fiber interacts with the oxidant during color, balayage, and bleaching, causing breakage and a less reliable color result.

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It took seven years of collaborative work with the University of Ioannina in Greece for our scientists and hair experts to identify the cause of these issues and come up with a solution.

Using their in-depth understanding of the nature and composition of hair, University of Ioannina researchers identified the reason for the inconsistencies noticed by hairdressers, namely metal particles deposited inside the hair fiber, rather than metal on the surface.

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Metal levels in water vary depending on the environment. Wash after wash, metal particles accumulate inside the hair fiber, affecting porous hair. Besides increasing the risk of breakage, metal particles, especially copper, react with the main active ingredients in color and bleach products, leading to unreliable color results.

The Metal Detox protocol by L’OrΓ©al Professionnel Paris represents the first-ever application for this innovation, through a professional product range built around a three-step process:

Step 1: A pre-treatment that neutralizes metal before color, balayage, and bleach services.  
Step 2: An anti-metal cleansing cream that detoxifies the hair after the service.  
Step 3: A protecting care that prevents new particles from coming back.

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L'OrΓ©al Professionnel Serie Expert Metal Detox Shampoo

Protects colored hair from up to 87% less breakage during technical services.*
Suitable for all types of colored hair
Hair feels smoother, softer & up to 2x shinier**
Luxurious foaming texture & fresh citrus scent
*Combing test. Pre-treatment, shampoo, and mask vs classic shampoo on bleached hair
** Instrumental test, shampoo, and mask vs. unwashed hair
This award-winning shampoo is the second step in our Metal Detox service which can be used on your client’s hair after the Metal Detox Pre-Treatment Spray and then followed by the mask for the best results. This shampoo was awarded best shampoo for colored hair in the Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards 2021.
This sulfate-free shampoo has a luxurious foaming texture and citrus scent.

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L'OrΓ©al Professionnel Serie Expert Metal Detox Mask

Protects colored hair from up to 87% less breakage during technical services.*
Hair masks suitable for all types of colored hair
Hair feels smoother, softer & up to 2 times shinier**
Luxurious lightweight texture & fresh citrus scent
*Mask used in a salon as part of a routine for up to 87% less breakage when coloring (Combing test. Pre-treatment, shampoo, and mask vs classic shampoo on bleached hair)
** Instrumental test, shampoo, and mask vs. unwashed hair
This award-winning mask is the final step in our Metal Detox service which should be used on your client’s hair after the Metal Detox Pre-Treatment Spray and shampoo for the best results. This mask was awarded the best conditioner for colored hair in the Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards 2021. Encourage your client to get the full service exclusively in a salon, before ANY color application to help prevent breakage and maintain color.

My opinion on the L'Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Metal Detox Shampoo and Mask

I've been using this hair mask in combination with the shampoo for about 2 weeks now, and I'm very happy with it! 😍

The shampoo lets my hair color last longer and gives it a lovely shine. If you combine that with the mask, your hair becomes nice and soft. I also love the smell of these products, spicy with a hint of citrus. πŸ˜‹

One slight negative was the packaging because the shampoo had fallen over during transport and a small amount of product had leaked out of the container. 😒

Hope you like my blog.....Until next time.....Have a nice day 

Renata (Seadbeady)

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