Saturday, May 31, 2008

New Season, New Look

If you haven't already noticed, there are some changes on my blog. I selected different colors for Genuine Imitation, as I felt it was time for a change. Just like in fashion, every season we see a new set of colors, I thought you'd want a new set of colors to look at. I'm going to start adding a little more music of songs I currently like, there will be more quotes and just an overall re-vamping of the site. But don't get me wrong, fashion will always be the first order of the day! :) I hope you all like the changes and if you ever have a thought, suggestion, opinion, or just want to say hi, feel free to comment on whatever you wish! Thanks so much for reading, it means the world to me! Have a great one! :)

Friday, May 30, 2008

This N' That

Here it goes, things that caught my eye this week!
LINDSAY LOHAN'S hot pink and black CHANEL flats!
JAY-Z'S LANVIN sneakers, on sale @ Barney's for $500 down from almost $800.JENNIFER HUDSON'S YSL star belt!

Me No Likey: No, No, No!

So I try to stay away from getting too harsh on celebs, but sometimes they are just asking for it! Case in point:

LIL' KIM at the Sex and the City movie premiere in this pink and orange number. I'm sure everyone threw on some big designer since they were going to this particular movie premiere , but designer or not, Kim just completely misses it. And the addition of this rhinestone belt does not help the situation at all.

MICHELLE WILLIAMS has the awkwardness of a 12-year old girl going through puberty. She just always has a little something that throws her look off. In this case however, it is a lot of somethings! Honestly, I am very upset at her stylist (if she has one), for allowing her to walk out of the house, let alone onto the red carpet with this on. The dress is hideous and she really needs to re-evaluate wearing white is just not ok.

GAYLE KING, also at the Sex and the City movie premiere wore this floral dress that I don't agree with. I am not a fan of "matchy matchy" pieces and whatever she has going on her is definitely that. Shoes, bag, and what I think is a wrap or a jacket....all a no no. Ok, now that I've looked a little longer at the pic, it's not that bad...but still Gayle, you can do better.

I Just Thought This Was Cute.....

KERI HILSON'S Blondie tee shirt. I love shirts featuring the pop star! I love her even more after learning more about her in my hip hop class. I just purchased one more, for a total of 3 now, over the weekend at H&M for only $16. The singer, Keri not Blondie, has her first album set to hit stored this summer. [She is pictured here with mega-producer Polow Da Don]


As of today, the movie we've all been waiting for (well at least I know I have) has arrived! MAY 30TH! The US release date of the SEX & THE CITY MOVIE!

I could not get enough of the show, and now I get to sit through over two hours of pure Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte! What more could I ask for? Please believe tonight will be a ladies night out!! Cosmo's on me! :)

Look Of The Week: Sara Jessica Parker

PARKER is pictured here in an amazing dress for the New York premiere of Sex & The City. I'm soooo excited to see this movie! I can't even explain it!! Anyhow, she looks stunning! All of the ladies [pictured below] looked amazing, but this was my favorite look by far!

The Hotness: Naomi Parties it Up w/Tamara Beckwith

BECKWITH wore a cute CHANEL dress to her bday party in London last night.

I just thought it was cute and wanted to post it. She also has on a pearl Chanel necklace that I want to get my hands on soon! This is from the most recent collection and is available in stores now.

I cannot believe this!

Gas prices are RIDICULOUS!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I Love My.....


BEYONCE'S Loving CHANEL! The R&B/Pop superstar had been spotted out and about in nothing but CHANEL lately! Everytime I turn around it's either a dress, a belt, a skirt, a bag or even a pair of earrings! She's always been a classy woman and an amazing dresser, but drowning herself in CHANEL is taking B's style game to an entirely new level. Possessing the grace and style comparable Jackie Kennedy-Onassis, she is really a fashion icon of our time. I love it! Here are a few shots of her in the threads. [I've only labeled those pieces that I'm sure about]

Black Leather Chanel Chain Bag

Belt, Shoes, Bag, Jewelry, and Dress by Chanel

Chanel Jacket

Chanel Jacket & skirt (the Girl Scout Look)

Chanel Star Top (Spring '08 Collection) & Hoop Earrings

Chanel bag & Jewelry (Partying in Cannes)

Chanel Bag, Dress & Earrings

Dripped in Chanel from Head to Toe

Forget a diamond, CHANEL is obviously B's best friend!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Look of the Week: Mary J. in Cannes

What an amazing dress! I love the beaded embellished bust, and it's the perfect color
for her!

Style Showdown: Tichina vs. Nicole

Now I'm aware that this is not the same exact dress, but the styles and color are so similar that I had to compare them. Granted Nicole's is much more of a loose fit and features a much longer sleeve, I think they were going for the same look here, so who do you think won the style showdown?

Summertime Brights: Colorful Dresses!

There is more color hitting the red carpet lately, and it's not coincidence that summer is creeping up on us! I love it and I think it's good to see these beautiful bold colors livening up the carpet. Check out who rocked the bright colors this week:

TAMERA MOWRY wore this beautiful electric blue dress to the American Idol Finale.

CHRISTINA MILIAN in this lime one-shoulder dress, with matching earrings and shoes. I don't know if I'm too crazy about the jewelry, but she looks amazing either way!

AMERIE wore this lemon yellow Herve Leger dress, rocking a new hair style. Can't say if I'm feeling the hair at all, it's a little much for me, but the dress (similar to MILIAN'S in style) is hot!

Model, EVA MARCILLE wore this lime and white dress, which I an on the fence about. The pattern throws me off a bit, but she's so gorgeous she can pull off just about anything in my book.

Friday, May 16, 2008

I'm Done With Undergad!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so excited! I took the last final of my undergrad college career yesterday!!! Words can't express how happy I am....I don't think it has hit me quite yet...not until I walk across that stage!! But I'm still happy! Now it's time for the real world (at least until I start grad school), but I think I'm ready to give it a go! Yaaaaayy!!!!!

That's Better.... I kinda got on B the other day for the choice of ensemble, but she made up for it with this one. She is obviously really digging CHANEL lately and wears it just about every time we see her. I love the CHANEL Jacket and the brooch along with the necklace, she looks very preppy. The oversize pants add that laid back appeal but still allows the outfit to function. And I am loving that hat too!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Ok Back to....

Look Of The Week: Cate Blanchett

This dress that CATE wore to the Cannes Film Festival is amazing! I love everything from the color to the fit to the pleating to the strap all the way to her hair. I love it! It's perfect in every way!

Random: I Just Love Watching this Girl Get Loose!

It's so rare that we get to see B act like her real self. She's always "presentable" to the public, turning off her accent and being really composed. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it's always good to see a different side of her.
Grooving in the club....

Long Night....

Hey Girl Hey!!!!

Get it B!!!

Partying in Capri....

Versace Party!


For My Fellas: Talib's Hoodie

I love this hoodie TALIB KWELI is wearing! I love colorful stuff, and especially when men aren't afraid to throw some color in their lives. TAKE NOTES!

The Hotness: Party Dress Picks!

It's about that time....well at least for me it is: PARTY TIME! I have one more final left in my undergrad college career, so if that's not reason to celebrate I don't know what it. I will be going to numerous shin-digs, and not to mention my fav season is approaching: SUMMER! So I will definitely be one that's out and about in these next few months. So this week I spotted a few very cute party dresses and thought I'd post them on here! Check it out!

wore this Donna Karan origami-pleated dress in a beautiful Cobalt blue to the Sex & the City Movie London premiere.

DANIA RAMIREZ must have been taking style tips from her bestie KELIS. This bright pink strapless dress is very Heatherette, and I love the ruffles under the skirt. Hot look!

Natalie Portman @ the Cannes Film Festival in this purple ruffled number.

Last but not least is JASLENE, winner of America's Next Top Model cycle 8. I am truly in love with this dress! I love the way it is designed around the neck/chest area. The ruffles add so much character and the color (plum) is adorable! My fav of the 4 by far!

I Just Don't Know......

This is a little addition I'm going to make to my blog called obviously "I Just Don't Know." It will feature outfits that I'm just not too sure about. In other words, something is wrong with the look, but I just can't place a definite finger on it. I'll do my best to point it out, but ultimately: I just don't know.

This edition features BEYONCE last night @ the Glow in the Dark concert with her husband (yeah, I said it) JAY-Z. The best part of the outfit is the Louboutin's, but I am just not feeling the rest of it. I don't know why she insists on wearing the performance tights while out and about, especially these gold sparkle ones. The bubble skirt is not flattering, and I'm just not digging it. The blouse is cool and the jacket...maybe. There's just something off here, what do you think it is?

Cover Me Badd: Kudos to ESSENCE

I am probably the biggest fan of R&B that you'll meet, so you can imagine how excited I was to see that they are celebrating "Black Music Month" with these 3 extremely talented women of R&B. I love the vibrant colors of summer they put the ladies in too!

My girl JILL SCOTT looking amazing!!

ALICIA KEYS glowing!

The Veteran Miss MARY J. BLIGE

It's Coming.....

.....the ROMPER!!!

I see this coming and being really big this summer. The romper is an article of clothing that not everyone can wear, but those who can can really look cute! It's ideal for a tiny frame (because it looks best belted @ the waist), but please believe even with the thickness that I will catch me in one this summer, lol. Anyways, they come in various colors, but the most popular ones for the summer I think will be ironically black and navy blue. I love this piece because you can do so much with it. Dress it up with a pair of heels, wedges, or strappy gladiator sandals or down with flip flops. Either way, I love the look!

Some of our fav fashionista's have been spotted in them in the past and I think this summer it will emerge as one of the hottest must have items! Some of my picks for the cutest rompers come form MARY-KATE OLSEN who belted her black satin romper with a hot pink belt to break up the solidarity of the romper. I love the way this comes together and wearing the hair down is an ideal way for this choice of outfit.

Another hot romper was worn by none other than KIM KARDASHIAN. This particular romper is a gray-ish long sleeve number and she wore it with a pair of peep toe heels. I love the dressed up version of the romper!

Click here for tips on "How to wear a Romper" which include:
* Beauty- Hair in loose, beachy waves. Natural makeup. Bare legs.
* Accessories- Keep them minimal. Some oversized sunglasses, a long dangly necklace
and a braided belt (if you're romper isn't self-belted) should do the trick.
* Shoes- Canvas wedge sandals or leather ballet flats.
* Handbag- A simple, non-matching totebag in any material.