Monday, November 30, 2009
As I was browsing one of my favorite celebrity news blogs NecoleBitchie, I came across these pics of Rihanna... I felt the need to remind everyone how bad this chick is... She can wear anything & make it look HOT... This chick has balls for days.. And I mean that in a good way..Does anyone know the designer she's rockin??
What's arrogant, warm and fuzzy, but yet stylish and chic!?!? Yes, I'm talking about fur.
Fur is everywhere and is a great way to add some sexy elegance to an outfit as it's an "over the top" fashion must-have, especially if you opt for wild and vibrant colors. Furs can come in array of styles - coats, skirts, stoles, boas, and also can be used in trimming on the cuff or collars of jackets or even gloves.
Fur vests are going to be the most popular for the Fall 2009 season. This trend can be seen all over the fashion runways. Ladies, rock a fur vest with a belt at your waist to show off your coke-bottle body. And Fellas, you can wear fur too, but be careful not to look "pimpish". LOL
Whether you are balling out of control wearing a mink or chinchilla (but please beware of PETA), or a frugal fashionista going for the faux-fur, always bundle up in style!
December 3rd 2009
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Rachel Roy/Bobbi Brown video backstage at Fashion Week
So after seeing this trend on the runways of fashion week, it makes you wonder how this look will come off on celebrities or models and how exactly they wear it off the runway, but first let’s take it back to when it was hot, the 90’s:
Throwback ‘90’s Dark Lips:
Mary J during her Not Gone Cry video shoot
Lauryn Hill in the mid ‘90’s
EnVouge EV3 Album Cover in ‘97
Flash Forward to NOW:
Rachel McAdams picture
Ciara on set of her video shoot for Go Girl
Rihanna sporting the deep purple lip
Chanel Iman in a deep purple lip
So to make it easily accessible to us ordinary, everyday people, MAC came out with their Style Black Collection which launched in all stores nationwide on September 24th, 2009. This line featured a mysterious and fantasy-filled selection of products that allowed us to bring the runway trend to the everyday streets:
MAC’s Style Black Collection
MAC Style Black lipstick
l-r Lustre Lipstick in Black Knight, Mattene Lipstick in Midnight Media, and Mattene Lipstick in Night Violet. Prices range from $14-$15.
In order to achieve this look, there are a few things that one needs to have:
Prep +Prime lip
Some sort of primer to help with the feathering and bleeding that tends to happen when rich colors are applied to the lip. $14.50
Nightmoth lip pencil
A dark colored lip pencil to outline and color your lips in completely. By shading your lips in, you are allowing the lipstick to adhere to something and will ensure a longer lasting wear without the color fading. $13.00
Midnight Media Mattene lipstick
Whether you prefer black or any dark colored lipstick, apply that color on top of the liner that has already been applied to the lips. If you are not as suave with applying lipstick, use a flat synthetic brush to apply the lipstick to the lips. Work from the inner lip to the outer portion and up to the line of the lips. $14.50
To clean up any uneven lines or bleeding color, touch up your lips with a small angled brush and some foundation powder. Follow the natural line of your lips with the angled brush that has the powder on it. For color selection, use a powder that is a shade lighter than your normal powder so that it can highlight the area around your lips and give you a natural pout. $26.00 for the foundation powder and $19.50 for the small angled brush
And VOILA!!! Check me out…
My lips appear to have more purple in them because I used MAC’s Nightmoth Lip Liner; however, you can just use a black eye liner to make the black more intense. And remember, since the lip is already very dramatic, keep the eye very neutral and soft because you do not want to take away from the lips.
Stay tuned for more make-up trends to come!!! Happy Holidays!!!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
With the start of the holiday season comes the invitations for office parties, black tie galas and cocktail parties. And the dreaded quest to find that party-perfect festive dress. Our selections below are from fashionENVY dress studio, a personal styling company that provides designer dresses for rental or sale. All dresses priced under $150 for a 3-day rental, so they won’t put too much of a dent in you shopping budget.
Office Party: The office party may call for something a little more conservative.
Black-Tie Gala: For a Black-Tie Gala a floor-length gown is most appropriate. It is the perfect opportunity to play dress up. I mean how often to get a chance to do that? These elegant floor length gowns will definitely have all eyes on you.
more info on pricing click here
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent have gotten himself involved with another promising business venture. First it was selling millions of records and having sold out tours, a clothing line, vitamin water and now he has his own cologne. Power by 50 Cent is his new cologne and was officially launched November 5th. The cologne is available exclusively at Macy's this month and in honor of the launch. 50 kicked off a five-city tour.
Here's what the rapper has to say about his creation:
“For me, power isn’t just something you learn on the street or in the boardroom — it’s a way of life,” explains 50 Cent. “I really wanted to bottle up the rush it gives you so my fans can make it a part of their lifestyle.”
As the holiday season is almost here, I’m sure 50 had all this mapped out for the holiday shoppers. I wish 50 well with his new endeavor.
Christian Siriano is kinda a big deal! Yes, he won Season 4 of Project Runway & since
the the show, has a growing list of celebrity clients such as Victoria Beckham, Heid Klum, Mena Suvari, Tori Spelling, Lady GaGa, Pink, Estelle, and Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls to name a few.
Don't sleep on Christian! He has been a busy bee -buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
He is the 1st designer to create a Starbucks holiday gift card (which hits stores Nov. 17)which is a shiny silver card than can be attached to a key chain for on-the-go swiping, created a maternity line called Moody Mamas, recently launched his book titled "Fierce Style: How to Be Your Most Fabulous Self" and his most recent project - Payless Shoes.
Friday, November 20, 2009
If you're in the NYC area check out the above flyer for event details..
Keys said her mission is “to give people beautiful, unique pieces with messages that ignite them to find the best within” and that she has long wanted to get involved in accessories.
The line of necklaces retail from $85 to $2,500 and is also sold on thebarbersdaughters.com
2009/10 Holiday Season Wish List
by contributing writer Anita F. Hill
Have you been shopping lately?....... I have, and if you’ve been to the mall, you will see that the Holiday Season is officially here. All of the Christmas décor is up and Santa’s line is awaiting…….but, what strikes my attention the most, is all of the beautiful sparkly and shiny apparel in stores this year. I mean seriously, there is a touch of bedazzle on just about everything , anywhere from shoes, handbags, jackets, to cocktail dresses………This is definitely the season to shine!!!! So……what’s the top three on my Wish List of Sparkle and Shine?
1. Sequin Leggings: This is an ABSOLUTE must have!
2. A Sequin Cocktail Dress
3. A Sequin Clutch
Happy Holidays, Everyone!!!!!
And remember, this Season, be sure to let your SPARKLE…..SHINE!!!!