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FASHION FLASHBACK/FASTFORWARD: AALIYAH’S INFLUENCE

25 Aug

By now you should know that I am and have always been a fan of Aaliyah, just check out the latest Spotlight post and you will see why. Judging from the countless singers and their styles as of late it’s easy to see that they are fans too. They say “imitation is the highest form of flattery”, so in honor of Aaliyah, let’s take a look at how her style has resurrected in today’s fashions.

1) The pic on the right is a still from Aaliyah’s video “We Need A Resolution”, premiering in May of 2001. Fast-forward to The MTV Video Music Awards 2001 and you will see Britney Spears dancing with a python during her performance of “I’m A Slave For You”.  It hadn’t even been two weeks since her passing and her style was already being mimicked.

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2) Have you seen Rihanna’s style lately? And not to mention her upcoming collection for The River Island. It’s very easy to see that Bad Gal RiRI is a major fan of the 90’s tomboyish look that Aaliyah made oh so popular.

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 Aaliyah inspired perhaps? Rihanna seen wearing her collection for The River Island set to debut Sept. 12, 2013.

Aaliyah inspired perhaps? Rihanna seen wearing her collection for The River Island set to debut Sept. 12, 2013.

Rocking camouflage in the 'Hot Like Fire' video.

Rocking camouflage in the ‘Hot Like Fire’ video.

Serving it up for the 90's! Very Aaliyah inspired (check out the Versace shades) and some Mary J. Blige is thrown in there too. Rihanna seen her performing at her Diamonds World Tour.

Serving it up for the 90’s! Very Aaliyah inspired (check out the Versace shades) and some Mary J. Blige is thrown in there too. Rihanna seen her performing at her Diamonds World Tour.

3) Supermodel Sessilee Lopez was shot in a high fashion spread last year paying homage to Miss Haughton for The Block Magazine. Check out a few photos from the spread.

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4) Canadian singer Keisha Chante was picked to play Babygirl in a rumored biopic that,thankfully, never came about. ( No offense to Keisha, but I typically hate biopics on deceased celebrities. I feel Hollywood should leave their legacies alone.) Anyway, it’s easy to see why they chose her, they’re not twins, but you would definitely do a double take if you saw Miss Chante.

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Aaliyah & Keisha Chante

Aaliyah & Keisha Chante

There have been countless similarities in style and music from fans to celebrities alike. From makeup tutorials on YouTube to style inspirations on Pinterest and Tumblr, there’s simply not enough time in the day to discuss it all. Fashion is like a boomerang, it always comes back, even the bad ones that you wish would stay gone. However, style is one that some have and others can only mimic. When you got it, you got it. And Aaliyah definitely had it.

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SHOE PORN: WHITE PUMPS

5 Mar
A MUSTHAVE for Spring 2013! Can you say WHITE HOT!

A MUST HAVE for Spring 2013! Can you say WHITE HOT!

Recently, I’ve noticed more and more celebs are wearing white pumps, and I gotta say I love it! White pumps are no longer for Easter Sunday service anymore, they can be worn with just about anything. It’s the perfect pop of color to spruce up any look. So why are many people skeptical of this on going trend? I’ve been on many fashion sites and lately I’ve noticed that whenever a white shoe is shown on someone the comments are always negative. Even when I ask random women about white pumps they cringe at the thought of wearing them. I’m so sick of hearing the phrase “I would wear those if they wear black”, or “I just can’t get with wearing white shoes”.

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Ladies, can you honestly look at this picture and say that white shoes just “don’t go with this outfit”. Ignore the fact that it’s Kim Kardashian (for all the KK haters out there) and judge the outfit. Is this not chic?

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Stop being afraid to step outside of the box. There is nothing that a black pump can do to an outfit that a white pump can’t.  Black is safe. Of course if a particular shoe came in black you would wear it. You probably already have it.

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Fashion is all about fun and being able to take a risk. Don’t overlook the next white stiletto you see, you’ll be surprised at how many ways you can style it.

What do you think of the white shoe trend? Is it 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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