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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Glamourous First Lady

First Lady Michelle Obama graces the cover of Glamour’s Women Of The Year December issue. It’s the first time in Glamour’s 70 year history that a First Lady has been the cover girl. Peruse this issue for the interview with the First Lady and scout out great holiday fashions!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Shoe Guru: Christian Louboutin

Brigette 140 platform

Shoe guru, Christian Louboutin spoke with FashionWeekDaily in New York City last week; check out what was on his mind!!

A Moment With...Christian Louboutin

(NEW YORK) Christian Louboutin is the undisputed king of It shoes these days--a sentiment proven by the unending line of loyal fans who came out to Bergdorf Goodman on Thursday to meet him and have their red soles signed. For four hours, Louboutin (who was only in town until Friday) scribbled away, but The Daily snuck a moment with the master to chat about, among other things, his biggest superfan.

Do you like doing these events?
I do! But I wouldn't do it every day, that's for sure!

Does anyone ask you to sign anything crazy?
There was an ice skate! Last time, there was someone who wanted to tattoo my name, so he wanted it on his ass--which I had never seen before!

Did you ever think that you'd reach this level?
I never thought about that! But everything is possible, so it's nice. It's nice that people are pleased. It's good that people think about these things, that they have a fantasy.

Who is your favorite shoe designer, other than yourself?
Of now? Alaïa.

How is designing shoes for specific designers' collections different from your process alone?
It is different, it is because it puts you in a different situation. When I'm thinking shoes I'm thinking details, silhouette, etc.--but I really think in terms of details. When you work with designers, you have to fade your idea into another idea. I never think clothes when I'm designing shoes, so when I work with designers, it's a different attitude. It's a nice challenge.

So you would never branch into designing clothes yourself?
Never! Never, that's my idea of hell. I was asked to do a line. I was like, 'Are you crazy?'

As reported on FashionWeekDaily.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Eye Candy: Idris Elba

British born actor, Idris Elba is best known for such films as Obsessed, Daddy's Little Girls, and This Christmas; however he has been acting for quite some time and starred in the HBO series, The Wire.
Idris Elba is one gorgeous, black man!!!

Enjoy, Ladies!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Forever 21 Gets An Upgrade

At Fox Hills Mall in Los Angeles. It's no secret that Forever 21 is one of my favorite, affordable stores that I visit quite often, so I was in for a treat when I stopped by to see that it had been transformed into a two story palace. I have to admit, I was like a kid in a candy store! Here are a few pictures I snapped as I perused the entire store. If you are in the Los Angeles area, stop by, you'll be pleasantly surprised!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Banana Republic: Spring/Summer 2010

Chanel Iman models for Banana Republic

Banana Republic model board!!

Banana Republic Spring / Summer 2010 Collection fashion show debuted at Cedar Lake on October 15, 2009 in New York, New York. Banana Republic is the sister store to the Gap and Old Navy. I love each store because everything is so wearable. Some days I notice my whole attire is from Banana Republic or Gap.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Another Great Giveaway by Get it Girl Style!

Get it Girl Style is hosting awesome giveways this month and Nena Von's pillows are nothing short of fabulous!
Cruise here for a chance to win!!!

4th Annual Black Girls Rock! Awards

Fashion icon and co-host, Tracee Ellis Ross.

Co-host, Regina King.

Honoree, superstar, Mary J. Blige.

Covergirl, multifaceted, Queen Latifah.

Honoree, actress, Raven Simone.

Bethann Hardison and honoree, supermodel, Naomi Campbell.

Soul superstar Mary J. Blige, supermodel Naomi Campbell, and actress Raven Simone were all honored for their career achievements at Black Girls Rock! Awards which was held at the New York Times Center on Saturday, October 17, 2009

This event was hosted by my fashion icon, Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Vintage Black

Prada introduces L'eau Ambree—the new fragrance for women.

L'Eau Ambree combines notes of cedrat, rose de mai, and amber (I love amber). The Sicilian citrus top note of cedrat is refreshing yet rich, giving an unexpected grace and balance to the fragrance. At the heart of the fragrance is rose de mai, buttery, light, and above all sensual, it is the essence of femininity. The base notes consists of an evocative ambery dry down based on patchouli, vanilla and opoponax.

The 2.7 ounce Deluxe Refillable Atomizer which can be purchased at Neiman Marcus reminds me of old prefume bottles on my grannys' vanity table, I love it!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

6th Annual Black Ball: "Keep A Child Alive"

Alicia Keys, one of the founders of "Keep A Child Alive.

Iman, flawless and forever young!

Halle Berry, absolutely stunning!

Usher looking debonair.

Kerry Washington, a vision of lovliness.

Tyson Beckford looking casually fine.

Black Hollywood looked fabulous while supporting Alicia Keys‘ 6th Annual "Keep A Child Alive" Benefit Black Ball that was held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. This event benefits children and families with HIV/AIDS in Africa & India.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

L.A. Fashion Week: Eduardo Lucero Spring 2010

For his Spring 2010 presentation, Eduardo Lucero looked to his latin roots and gave a dark romantic collection. With chiffons, sheer laces with opaque black crepes, intricate embellishments, and gorgeous detailing. Beautiful and feminine, while at the same time mysterious and dramatic. Some looks were elegantly paired with dramatic hats, feather hair accessories. This collection had the 30's and 40's glamour written all over it.

In attendance for this cocktail hour of fashion delights was his close friend Louis Verdad, whose collection was also showcased at L.A. FAshion Week. Cynthia Ruiz the fashion ambassador to the mayors office and you guessed it Mayor Villaraigosa. Of course, there were fashion lovers, enthusiasts, writers, and supporters all there to witness the design genius on display.

Vogue November 2009: The Women of "Nine"

Stars of ‘Nine’ Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, and Kate Hudson grace the Vogue Magazine cover November 2009. This Vogue cover was photographed by Annie Leibovitz. The movie was directed by Rob Marshall, which is about a famous film director, Guido Contini who struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.

Movie premieres on Christmas Day!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cream & Sugar

Supermodel, Arlenis Sosa in Michael Kors trenchcoat!

In the Trenches
In the Trenches by Deanna Jackson featuring Roberto Cavalli

Greetings Blogworld,

I've been absent for over a week but all is well so I'm happy to post again. It has been raining for a few days in L.A. which means its time to break out the winter attire.

These beautiful cream trenches are sweet yet sassy and look great with different length of boots to choose from!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Essence November 2009: Nia Long

Nia Long graces the Novemeber 2009 issue of Essence magazine; currently promoting the documentary "Good Hair"; she is part of the ensemble cast with Chris Rock, Lauren London and Meagan Good to name a few. Nia gives her view on good hair, skin color and self esteem issues among women of color.

I love Nia's statement necklace!

Get it Girl Giveaway!

Tamstyles of "Get it Girl Style" is hosting an awesome giveaway from "By Order of the Crown" which offers fabulous affirmation tees and framed pictures with their motto: "Keep Calm and Carry On"; definitely words to live by!!!

Please visit Tam's amazing blog and check things out!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Sassy Shoe Saturdays #8

Animal print is huge this season; so kick your wardrobe up another notch with these lovely booties by Yves Saint Laurent, which can be worn to the boardroom as well as a night out on the town with that special someone. I love the platform because it makes for easier walking and you don't feel like you're on stilts, instead, you are more balanced.

Bundle Up

I love the cold weather because that is the time to bundle up in warm, fabulous clothing and accessories. Boots and peacoats are my winter staples.

Kim Kardashian looks effortlessy chic in her navy blue peacoat and chocolate thigh high boots. A few years ago, I actually purchased a similar navy peacoat that Kim is wearing, and I got it from one of my favorite thrift stores for about $29.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Billboard Woman of the Year: Beyonce

The Billboard Women in Music Event celebrates the most powerful and talented women in the music business.
Beyonce looked stunning in a Tiffany blue Malandrino dress from their 2010 resort collection, as she was honored in New York City today as Woman of the Year from Billboard magazine.
Beyonce has built an empire through her music, movies and fashion collections; some may not agree but this girl is a force to be reckoned with!

Congrats, B!!