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“On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!”

9 Oct
"On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!"

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STYLE INSPIRATION: PREPPY PUNK

14 Jul
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Patrizia Pepe denim jacket
$380 – zalando.co.uk

Canvas loafer
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Sophia Webster zipper top
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Skull earrings
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Clear plastic eyeglass
$7.54 – newlook.com

FASHION WEEK: BALMAIN RESORT 2014

2 Jul

Who knew houndstooth and overalls could look so stylish? Apparently Olivier Rousteing! Balmain’s HDIC (Head Designer in Charge) proved 3 things: 1. Houndstooth will never get old. 2. Overalls are definitely back! And 3. Balmain is and will always be one of my favorite fashion houses! The Resort Collection only proves how crazy in love I am with Olivier and Balmain!

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Houndstooth overalls? The mind says no but the eyes say yes!

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I love a good print! It’s just not fair how FAB this actually is!!

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This screams edgy, fun fashionista! My fashion senses tell me Miley Cyrus will be wearing this soon!

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Denim on Denim. Never say never.

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ALL WHITE PARTY! Even with the black lace booties you won’t be turned away. It’s BALMAIN!

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Jail House Chic! Perfect for Dolce & Gabbana.

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This just SCREAMS: SAILING THE COAST OF MONACO.  Perfect definition of RESORT.

What I would give to have attended the BALMAIN showroom today. Beauty, chic, edgy, feminine and flirty, this collection caters to the many different facets that make up a woman’s style. Rousteing didn’t miss a beat.

THIS. IS. BALMAIN RESORT 2014.

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FASHION TURN ON: THE ECLECTIC STYLINGS OF MIGUEL

30 May

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Three words come to mind when I see Miguel  : ECLECTIC,  EDGY and EVER-EVOLVING.  Not since Prince, has there been an artist so innovative with his music as well as his fashion. Typing the phrase ‘Miguel Fashion Style’ into Google and watching his video for Adorn and the newly How Many Drinks, only  further cemented my belief that he is a fashion icon in his own right.

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Every true artist has their signature style. For Michael Jackson it was the glove, for Beyoncé its the wind machine, I mean you didn’t really think her hair blew like that on it’s own did you? And for Miguel it’s a leather jacket and stylish sunglasses that never leaves his side.  I love a man in a suit, however a suit and tie doesn’t always equate to style. And what draws me to Miguel, is the fact that he has his own unique style that he created to cater to his very unique personality.

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The R ‘n’ B rock star has such a futuristic take on fashion, it’s not a shock that he admires Hedi Slimane of Saint Laurent Paris.  “I’m a huge fan of Hedi Slimane’s photography. I want to meet this dude, and the fact that he’s running Saint Laurent, a Parisian brand, from Los Angeles makes it extra ill to me.”

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Another thing that sets him apart from the rest is the fact that he knows the importance of accessorizing and… how to do it. Yes, straight men can benefit from accessorizing too. You will always see him with a statement necklace or ring to complete his look. His favorite pieces include his John Lennon-style Ray-Bans, a Cast of Vices ring, white gold Cartier bracelets and rings, and a wallet chain by the Great Frog.

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Miguel is the definition of individuality, his confidence shines through not only in his music, but also in his style.  In a world filled with men dressing the same because they are too afraid of being considered ‘gay’ to try something different, Miguel is a breath of fresh air. He’s a visual voice for the stylishly challenged, proving that the only way you can achieve your own signature style is with confidence.

And that is the perfect FASHION TURN ON for me!

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Is Miguel changing the way men dress? Is his style a MESS or a YES??

FASHION IN FILM: THE GREAT GATSBY

10 May

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The most fashionable film of the year is here! Baz Luhrmann’s long awaited adaptation of The Great Gatsby has finally arrived, putting the classic book by F. Scott Fitzgerald back into the spotlight. I’m not here to give you an english lit reading assignment, I’m here to discuss the best part of the film….. the fashions. From Tiffany’s to Brooks Brothers, this movie has sparked the return of 1920’s fashions that’s here to stay… as if it ever left!

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“The most memorable fashion trend of the “Roaring ’20s” was undoubtedly “the  flapper” look. The flapper dress was functional and flattened the bust line rather than accentuating it.”

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Costume designer and wife of Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, collaborated with Muiccia Prada for a lot of the costumes for the film. The diamond headpieces, pearl bracelets, art deco jewelry, and cloche hats paint the picture of elegance and pure decadence. Judging by the stills of the movie, people in the 1920’s knew a thing or two about parties, and  how to arrive in style wherever they went.

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What are your thoughts on the fashions of The Great Gatsby?

Will you be dressed in your best flapper attire this weekend?

 

 

FASHION WEARABOUTS: “PUNK CHAOS TO COUTURE” 2013 MET BALL

7 May

Forget what you heard, fashion’s BIGGEST night out is here and it’s happening right now! The Met Ball or Gala (depending on who you talk to) is currently underway. The biggest names in the fashion industry, from designers and supermodels to fashion editors and stylists are all gathered under one roof for a formal affair of cocktails and dinner. Throw in Hollywood’s biggest actors, singers, and a reality star and you’ve got an evening that will go down in fashion history. Tonight’s theme is Punk, to celebrate the start of the museum’s exhibit “Punk Chaos to Couture”, and although there wasn’t much punk to be seen, there were some looks that are worthy of a MESS or a YES verdict. Let’s get started!

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Madonna, followed the punk theme in Givenchy Haute Couture.  I love this look on her! She stuck with the theme, had fun with it, and looks flawless doing it. YES!

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Nicki Minaj, the Head Barbie in Charge,  opted for a more subdued look in Tommy Hilfiger. I was expecting her, of all people, to really show up and show out. It’s a theme and she’s known for her outrageous costumes, this would have been the perfect platform for that. She didn’t even bring out the pink wig or a crazy face. MESS or more like SNOOZEFEST! 😥

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The hair! The eyeliner! Those legs! Karolina Kurkova definitely reminded us why she is a supermodel. She looked stunning in Mary Katranztou. YES!

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Coco Rocha remembered what the theme was in a gold moth embellished, leopard print gown by Fausto Puglisi for Emanuel Ungaro. Normally this would be a mess, but because it’s the Met Ball and I love the bangs it’s a YES.

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Kerry Washington or Olivia Pope, for all you Scandal fans out there, glowed in Vera Wang. She looks beautiful as always, but I was unimpressed. A little too safe for me. MESS!

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Miley Cyrus wore a mesh gown by Marc Jacobs which is a MESS. The only thing punk here is her hair and that’s a MESS too.

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Katy Perry gave a punk like pose while wearing a Dolce & Gabbana ensemble straight off the runway, with bejeweled crown and matching cross earrings. Accesories sold separately.  MESS!!

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Taylor Swift in J.Mendel. SNOOZEFEST!

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Newly blonde, Ann Hathaway looked suprisingly good in vintage Valentino. Vintage is always better! YES!

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Jennifer Lopez in a Michael Kors black, leopard sequin embroidered gown. Dress= YES. Hair= MESS.

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Solange Knowles in Kenzo + an afro = YES! Although I am getting more 70’s Disco thank Punk, but I am loving Kenzo at the moment!

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MESS! I was expecting so much more from Ms. Heidi Klum, considering she’s known to go all out for her annual Halloween parties, not this safe mother of the bride Marchesa gown.

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Kimye made their first couples apperance at the Met. Kanye is regularly known to make an appearance every year, however this is Kim’s first time. She’s a Met Ball virgin! I expected a little more from her, since this is her first appearance, but instead I got this  floral Givenchy gown with matching gloves. Kanye was clad in Ricardo Tisci by Givenchy as well. Hopefully the arrival of their baby will get him smiling again. Pregnant or not these soon-to-be parents are a DOUBLE MESS!

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Nicole Richie made a haunting appearance this year in a high neck, long sleeve column gown by TopShop and glowing white, silver hair. It’s like a cross between Casper and X-Men’s Storm. Come on Nicole, you can do better.  You have done better.  MESS!

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Leave it to Sarah Jessica Parker to go all out, they don’t call her Carrie Bradshaw for nothing! The Louis Vuitton boots are amazing and the Philip Treacy headpiece is perfect for the occasion. Although, the Giles Deacon gown is at war with the boots, not enough spotlight for the both of them. Sorry SJP it’s a MESS for me. I still love you though!

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Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci and Rooney Mara looked like the perfect wedding topper. Both co-chairs were dressed in Givenchy, of course! Not punk, but it is Givenchy and how often does a girl get to pose with the designer?  YES!

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The Queen of the Fashion World and her daughter Bee Shaffer made the festivites per usual. Anna dressed in a floral Chanel gown and her daughter looking pristine in Christian Dior. Wasn’t really expecting Anna to follow the punk theme, however we are in the presence of High Fashion Royalty so……. this is still a MESS. Sorry your Highness.

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2013’s Honorary Chairwoman, Beyonce made a lasting impression, showing up fashionably late on the red carpet. Just like last year, Mrs. Carter decided to wear Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci. Now, I love a dramatic entrance and hers was definitely dramatic. However, the purpose of arriving fashionably late is to show up fashionable and this was not executed in the slightest. The golden-flame baroque print is too overpowering of a design to wear with matching boots and gloves. If you look at her hands from a far it looks like a bacteria-eating skin disease, and that grommet belt and sequin tube top?!! Seriously?! It cheapens the entire look. MESS!!

That’s all the looks for now. However, I just have one question: WHERE IS LADY GAGA WHEN YOU NEED HER?? Unless I missed something she was noticeably absent from the festivites. I know she is recovering from hip surgery, but I wish she could have attended. She would have done PUNK right!

What were your favorite looks of the evening? Were they a MESS OR A YES?

FASHION NEWS: RIHANNA IS HAVING ‘THE BEST WEEK EVER’!

20 Feb

This week just got better for Rihanna. On Sunday she debuted her collaboration with River Island aptly titled Rihanna for River Island, today marks her 25th birthday, and today also marks the day that Riri is embarking on a new “creative partnership” with M.A.C. Cosmetics. This girl puts in work, it’s only Wednesday, there’s still 3 more days left in the week!

WWD reported that M.A.C. and Rihanna have creatively partnered for  RiRi Hearts MAC., four limited edition color collections set to launch throughout 2013. This collection marks a first for both Rihanna and M.A.C., being that Rihanna has never partnered with a cosmetics giant such as them, and M.A.C. has never worked with a celebrity on a long-term collaborative effort before.

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RiRi Woo“, a play on the brand’s iconic ‘Ruby Woo’  shade, is the signature lip color that each collection will be built around.  ‘RiRi Woo’ will launch first, online and at Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds Tour’ performances at Barclays Center on May 4th-5th.  The remaining three color collections will follow, throughout summer, fall, and the holidays. So all of Rihanna’s loyal navy will have a chance to get there perfectly manicured hands on the entire collection. The summer collection will be sold online, and the fall and holiday will be sold in stores.

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CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS ARE THE NEW BLACK. Gone are the days of just having a famous face endorse your product, these celebs are actually putting in the work and effort to make it just as much their brand than the brands themselves. And I love it! I’m very excited to see this collection and what it has to offer. In any event, it can’t be nearly as bad as her fash trash collection for the River Island. Sorry RiRi, Miss Monet was not a fan. But something tells me I will be of this. Stay tuned…..

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FASH TRASH. RIHANNA FOR RIVER ISLAND

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FASHION QUOTE: KARL LAGERFELD

9 Feb

FASHION NEWS: BEYONCÈ FOR VOGUE MARCH 2013

8 Feb

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Today, Beyoncè’s March 2013 cover for VOGUE leaked and I have to be honest this was a major disappointment. She graces the mag’s Power 2013 issue, but there’s nothing powerful about this cover, it actually looks like a candid shot or a shot that caught Mrs. Carter off guard. This was a major letdown considering I practically drooled over  ‘The Mrs. Carter Show’ world tour promo shots. And what sucks even more is that this cover and spread was shot by world famous photographer Annie Leibovitz. So who’s to blame? Annie? Ms Wintour? Or did Sasha Fierce not show up to play that day?

Your thoughts?

Credit: beautyisdiverse.com

SPOTLIGHT: JOAN SMALLS

7 Feb

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Spotlight segment. That’s because I haven’t been inspired or motivated by anything or anyone as of late. The last segment was on ColorBlind Magazine and before that, the very first one, was on fashion illustrator Hayden Williams. This months spotlight will feature Joan Smalls.  joan smalls 1

I’m sure many of you are familiar with the name Joan Smalls, especially if you follow the fashion industry, and even if you don’t I’m positive that you have seen her gorgeous face.  The 24 year old Puerto Rican stunner, has been modeling since 2007 when she signed with Elite Model Management, now she resides, like the greats before her, at IMG. Having walked in countless runway shows for some of the biggest names in fashion, Ms. Smalls got her exclusive high fashion start in Paris for the Givenchy couture show, the rest is supermodel history. Now, you cannot turn a page in a magazine without seeing her featured in an ad. She is the face of Gucci, David Yurman, Estee Lauder, and did a fabulous spread for Fendi shot by Karl Lagerfeld to name a few. Joan Smalls for David Yurman

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For a long time I have always been captivated by Ms. Smalls but aside from her  striking presence and signature walk, I could never figure out why I was drawn to her, until I saw her on MTV’s “This Is How I made it”. The interview she gave, telling how she made it, her setbacks and how she persevered was so inspiring, I felt as if she was speaking to me. I will always be motivated by hard working women who strive for greatness and never give up on their dreams. That is why February’s Spotlight  is flashing brightly on Ms. Joan Smalls.

Check out a clip of her on ‘This Is How I Made It’

http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/873016/sneak-peek-cant-live-with-regret.jhtml#id=1700391

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