Friday, July 31, 2009

Style Spotlight: Rachel Roy

This is a very beautiful woman who I feel has not had her time to shine. The pieces from her line are amazing, but I don't feel like she embraces the woman she is all the way. I am loving the color I have been seeing from her lately and I love that we can actually see her shape! Granted I love the trench coat as a dress she's known for, but variety us really what I live for!

I am loving this jacket which is or either looks Chanel inspired, the torn jean is right up my alley lately and the clutch is killing! I could have gone for a more bold shoe, but it doesn't hurt the look. 

I am also loving her in the harem pant, it's really very nice on her, as we all know it can be truly unflattering! I love the shoe (I want to say they're YSL), and the leather jacket is hot with it. I also love how she threw in the camel colored clutch to pick up on the shoe. Very hot!

I can't wait to see what else she'll be giving us in the coming months!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

You Asked: Ciara out & About in LA

CiCi has been all over lately rocking her new haircut and new found fashion edge. Ciara has never been one that I focused on for fashion reasons much but lately she has caught my eye. I'm a big fan of this type of look, even though I've clearly seen it before on RiRi, it's still hot. One of my lovely readers wants to get this look and I'm always happy to help!

Jess, I love reading your blog and I am so happy you're back! I wanted to know if you could help me with this outfit Ciara has on in the pic (attached). She is really changing her style but I want this look for myself. Head to toe. Can you give me a few suggestions as to how to capture it? I especially love her blouse! Thanks! -Kristy V., Los Angeles

After a little research, I was able to come up with this for you Kristy:

A very cute batwing sleeve blouse from Elizabeth & James will really help you get the same look as Ciara. The James Balloon Shirt is roomy, cotton (perfect for summer), and very stylish. It can be worn multiple ways too! It retails for $225.00.

Pair that with Charley 5.0 tie dye denim jeans and the Alexander McQueen Zip Front Shoe Boots and we have a winner! The look is very versatile, as you can change up the jeans for a pair of leggings, a skirt or shorts for a very summery feel. I think a white blouse and denim is timeless!

Good luck and I hope you are able to "Get the Look!" :)

Italian Vogue Does a Black Barbie Issue

Take a look at the special Summer issue of Italian VOGUE featuring black Barbie's. I think this is a very cute spin on things, as it is still highlighting the contribution of African Americans to the fashion world, even from Barbie's.

Editor in Chief Franca Sozzani had this to day about the issue:

Barbie has been an icon for whole generations which is why I really wanted to give a strong sign in step with the times, and dedicate [this] issue to Black Barbie."

In other Barbie news, in celebration of Rocawear's 10th Anniversary, Mattel will release a Rocawear Barbie collection featuring four females and one male. All will be dipped in RW thereads from head to toe. This should be interesting.

Remember Kimora's Barbie? I loved it! So I want to see what these will look like....

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cuff Me!

I am really into big cuffs as an accent piece to finish off any ensemble lately. It really completes a look and adds a very stylish flare, especially chunky shiny ones! So I've picked out some of my favorites so far. I adore the hammered look or anything with texture. Check it out.

Clock wise (starting from top left): Yossi Harari 24K Gold Corset Cuff – $17,050; Engraved Bronze Cuff Stephen Dweck – $680.00; Cuff Bracelet – D&G $325.00; Bronze Cuff Bracelet – Devon Leigh – $415.00; Hammered Silver Cuff – Jose & Maria Barrera – $215.00; Hammered Dome Cuff – Jose & Maria Barrera – $365.00 - All available at

Too pricey? Try places like Forever 21 to find cute cuffs (pictured below). They will for sure tarnish, but you will be able to rock them for a few months. And they range from $5-10!:)

Who Wore What: Weekend Fab

Over the weekend there was nothing absolutely spectacular, but there were a few things that I think were cute and did not mind seeing.

ADRIENNE BAILON, who I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing a few weeks back for looked very cute in this black and white short number she wore to the 10th Annual Art for Life Event. I love the embellishments on he neckline. Very haute!

UK singer ALEXANDRA BURKE was out and about grabbing some dinner in a very cute laid back but still fab ensemble. I love her blazer! *is that you in the background TyTy?*

And CHRISTINA MILIAN dazzled in this short sleeve orange dress. I love the bright color along with her silver pump. Not to mention she looks gorgeous here, hair, make-up, the whole package. And congrats to the newly engaged lady also!

Last but definitely not least is none other than Miss BEYONCE. I love this khaki green color and leave it up to B to throw on a bedazzled belt to spice it up. Even though it's two pieces, she makes it look like one and I'm definitely buying it. She looks great!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Links of Love!

I thought I'd send you off for the weekend with some uber fabulous links of love! Enjoy!

What do Miley Cyrus and fab designer Max Azria have in common? Head over to Fashion Manifesto to find out!

Invest in some tye dye pieces this's sure to add some versatility to your wardrobe. Check out a few hot ones at The Style Rules.

Didn't get to attend the runway shoes of Armani Prive', Valentino or Givenchy Haute Couture? Don't worry NoirLace has got you covered. Check out the Fall collections now!

FrescoDaily has the fabulous Amber Rose's test shots for Ford Models.

Stop the Press: RiRi's got a brand new Do!

Though I'm not the least bit surprised, this is obviously the new thing to do....shave some of your hair off in some capacity. I feel like her hair was pretty much getting shorter and shorter anyway and when I read an interview that said she wanted to go "boy short," I knew this was coming. Although I was thinking she'd pull an Amber Rose (and she still just might), it's still hot.

I'm convinced this chick can pull just about anything off. Work it out then RiRi!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

My Fav New Body Scrub!

So if you know me or read my blog, you know I love to try new products and I am especially into body scrubs and bath products. Well I found a new scrub that rivals my fav from Bath & Body Works and I'm almost willing to say it actually it does!

Soft & Beautiful SKIN Moisture Soft Exfoliating Body Polish is my new favorite scrub! Not only does it smell amazing, it leaves skin feeling baby smooth without all of the oily residue. Many of the scrubs I try have oils in them and while that moisturized feeling is nice, I do not always want to slip when trying to get out of the tub or have an extremely heavy oil residue left on my skin. If however you do want a little oil, there is a Body Oil Gel from the same collection that allows you to control the amount of oil on your skin.

Sugar crystals and sunflower oil are just some of the wonderful ingrdients in the scrub and believe me you will not be disappointed. I use it every other day and I have notcied a big difference on in my skin.

Out & About: Fab looks for the summer!

These colors caught my eye, as I love pastels, florescent and bright fun colors overall during the summer. I mean it's so reflective of the weather and summer in general! I love it!

ASHANTI looked especially cute in her light blue Herve skirt and I always love loose fitting tanks with this kind of's a great combination of both style and color. The yellow is just right and typically I may not have liked this shoe but the peep toe ankle boot works here!

The dress Matthew Williamson that THANDIE NEWTON recently wore was so summery and sweet. I loved the mix of colors and the pleating along the neckline. She hardly ever does wrong, and she's obviously a big MW fan as I frequently see her in his latest pieces. I also love that she paired it with a nude shoe. Very nice combo!

NICK CANNON also decided to rock the warm colors of summer in a lavender shirt and tie along with a tan vest to a Swatch event in New York. He looks very clean and I am loving his "always suited & booted" image he's been giving. I don't like the suits when he looks like MC's bodyguard, but I do like this change in color!

ESPY Roundup

So the fabulous ESPY awards were last night, where the hottest sports stars gather to be honored, awarded and celebrated for their outstanding performances through the year. Needless to say everyone was stepping on to the red carpet in the best of the best....or were they?

I thought my girl SERENA WILLIAMS looked amazing and I loved this color on her. I love the soft and hard combination her, as it flowy but still structured in the torso area. Nice!

I was a bit confused by RASHIDA JONES' look, as I'm not a huge fan of short white dresses all the time. It has to be something really speacil for me not to scrutinize. But I was disappointed at both dress and shoe selection. Some of these startlets think that you can throw a Louboutin on with anything, and that's just not the case!

Not short and black is another's almost always a success1 JAMIE PRESELY killed it in this long sleeve, short black number. I'm almost sure the back is out, though I haven't seen it. But even if it's not, this is still a very hot look.

Last but not least....well maybe in this situation, are KOBE & VANESSA BRYANT. He looks nice, but he obviously thought this 2001 Prom dress with cut-outs was okay for his wifey, and so did she. It's definitely not cute and I can't imagine why she would think it was. The cut is all wrong, the hem is weird and her breasts are extremely too huge for this. They look like they hurt....and once again those Louboutin's are not for this look. Try again Mrs. Bryant! But I still love you

Thursday, July 2, 2009

My thoughts.....

So since the passing of the great Micheal Jackson, things have just been different. It affected me so deeply, I had no clue it would feel this way. That how powerful MJ is, it felt as if I'd lost a family member; a sentiment I've heard so many others share.

I've always been an MJ lover since I can remember, there will never be another MJ and I believe his legacy will live on forever....

No other artist can accomplish what he has and I think the biggest difference between a lot of other artists and Michael is that they are doing it for different reasons. Micheal truly has a mission: to heal the world and make it a better place. The fact that the world is so cold and distant literally brought this man to tears...literally.

I will forever miss MJ and I will do my best to pass his important, impact and legacy on to the little ones so they may continue to do the same!