Friday, April 30, 2010

Your Style NYC

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Isn't she absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the contrast of her skin against her cable knit sweater. And even her super cute color blocked romper adds an additional dimension of contrast and color! Love it!


Mary J. Blige Launches "My Life" Fragrance With Carol's Daughter

Mary J. Blige is set to launch her first fragrance "My Life" named after her 1994 "landmark" record of the same name. Blige will launch "My Life" under the Carol's Daughter brand, of which she is an investor and long time friend of the owner. Blige spoke with WWD and had this to say,
“I was crying out for help, because I was going through so much,” she said of the period around the time of the recording, speaking exclusively to WWD on the set of the ad shoot for her scent. “And four million women said, ‘Mary, we’re going through it, too, but you’re helping us by calling on us.’ From that day on, I began speaking truths about my life, and about their lives, and everything around us. So it’s a special tribute to us as women. My fans and I are smart now. We know we’re smart now, but we didn’t know it then. We know we’re beautiful now, we didn’t know it then. We’re educated now, we didn’t know it then. We’re soft, we’re edgy — we’re all those things. And I wanted this perfume to represent every female’s everyday life.”

I do like the sound of that! "My Life" will be sold exclusively on HSN beginning July 31, 2010 and you know it will sell out!! Get yours fast!

Rachel Roy Loves Odd Color Combos + Men's Shirts

Rachel Roy recently sat down with eBay's digital style magazine The Inside Source, contributor Amy Flurry to discuss her style, her ever growing global brand and her faves for Spring.

TIS: You've always maintained that you like looking your best, both on and off the playground. How do you achieve that?

Rachel Roy:
The same way I approach designing. The goal is to offer a combination of classy and edgy pieces and then to be able to easily combine them so as to look effortless. I do a lot of mixed-print dresses and odd color combinations. This gives those classic pieces an edge. Another one of my signature styles is a trench coat/dress, which I can throw on in three minutes and still look pulled together without having to have my best body day going on.
TIS: What would you say are the standouts from your spring collection?

Definitely the air tweed blazer, which is my answer to the tweed blazer (below, left)--so light that it serves more as a cardigan. It's also a no-brainer that goes with everything.

And I'm really feeling the men's blouse (below, right). A woman wearing this silhouette, but cut to her body and maybe with one extra button opened, is so sexy.

See full article at The Inside Source.

Naomi Campbell Signs "No Phone Throwing" Pledge On Oprah

Naomi Campbell has apparently received an intervention from Oprah who had the headline making supermodel sign a "No phone throwing" pledge on her show airing Monday. Naomi will discuss her most recent incidents including the ABC News "blood diamond" camera scuff up and her boyfriend's limo driver assault charge. Stay tuned for video footage on Monday!!


Thursday, April 29, 2010

One Week With Anna Wintour Worth $42,500?!?!

Is one week with Anna Wintour worth $42,500??! In my most humble fashion obsessed opinion it's not - however one bidder who had on hand the handsome amount of just over $40k thought it was. For their sake I hope this internship includes more than coffee and copy machine trips. The auction benefiting Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights also includes an Alexander Wang Duffle Bag, a Proenza PS1, and a $1,000 Louboutin gift certificate.

Oprah who's also up for grabs isn't doing to bad herself with a bidder dishing out over $23,000 for a meet and great! Ms. DVF may have the best deal in terms of time with a month long internship closing out at $16,000.....$42,500(??) least it's for a good cause;-)


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Trends: Killer Shoes!

Uber sexy shoes on display for Spring - style over comfort is the game - whose rocking your fave look?

Alexander Wang

Proenza Schouler

Alejandro Ingelmo

Monday, April 26, 2010

Did Kimora Lee Simmons Get Her "Dare Me" Body From Daria Werbowy

Kimora Lee received quite a bit of flack for her "Dare Me" perfume ad....primarily because it's obviously not her body on top that gorgeous head. Now Oh No They Didn't have done some research and found a dead ringer for the second half of Kimora's body. What's your take, is Daria on the bottom?

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Trends: How To Wear Leather

How do you wear the leather trend while avoiding overheating?? Some celebrities...namely Alicia Keys has taken up leather as their go-to textile of choice before leaving home. But leather is tricky - let's follow Coco Chanel's advice with a little adjustment and say "Always remove one piece of leather before leaving the house!"

While the photo of Ciara (above) is dated, her look is simple, stylish and chic. If she followed our revised rule then she could loose the jacket. In the case of Alicia and Shaunie however - well - let's just say only the shoes can remain....

Rashida Jones Picks Theory for Charity

Rashida Jones pulled 3 essential summer pieces from Theory's summer collection as part of the company's new initiative for charity. 10% of proceeds from any of Rashida's picks will be donated to "Peace First and Children Mending Hearts, two charities that focus on education and empowering at-risk children around the world." Rashida said “I’m delighted to be working with Theory on such a wonderful project that benefits two organizations so clearly dedicated to young people,”
So which pick is your favorite? The shirt dress, a summer staple is my personal favorite and not to mention I can use an updated blazer for summer!


Oprah Winfrey Buys J.Crew Stock

Oprah makes an investment in the first lady Michelle Obama's fashion choices. reported that after lady O saw Mrs. Obama wear a J. Crew cardigan on Jay Leno in 2008 she decided to purchase their stock. It is no secret that J. Crew's stock increased after the much loved exposure from Mrs. O. And according to Orpah, "...that investment was a very good decision." Why couldn't we all have seen that potential!??!


Friday, April 23, 2010

Liya Kebede Grows LemLem

Liya Kebede's first foray into fashion with her line Lemlem (meaning "flourish" or "bloom" in Amharic) is proving to be quite a success. While Liya initially launched Lemlem as a children's line she is expanding the brand to include women's clothing at the behest of her shoppers. The Ethiopian based manufactured line is providing employment to local artisans while turning out beautifully constructed pieces made of sustainable products. Watch Liya and her model friends at her Lemlem photo shoot:


Naomi Strikes Again!

Naomi Campbell had a sit down interview with ABC News that turned into questions about her allegedly receiving a "blood diamond" from former Liberian president Charles Taylor. Naomi acted in good grace by refusing to answer and eventually said, "Thank you so much, good bye". On her way out unfortunately she shoved the camera and allegedly "smashed" it. See for yourself:


BWIF: On The Red Carpet

Halle Berry
See black women in fashion on the red carpet at various events throughout the week. Halle and Alicia at the Silver Rose Gala, Zoe Saldana at "The Losers" premiere, Kerry Washington at The "Death at A Funeral" premiere and many others. Enjoy!
Alicia Keys
Elise Neal
Taraji P. Henson and her mom
Melyssa Ford
Zoe Saldana - love the shoes!!
Tatyana Ali
Samuel Jackson with his wife
Kerry Washington (front)
Kerry Washington (back)

My favorite: Ms. Kerry Washington - The print is gorgeous, works great for Spring, the fit is sexy yet not overtly and her legs look great!
My least favorite: Alicia Keys - Work leather in parts only!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sessilee Lopez For Harper's Bazaar Spain

Sessilee Lopez is displaying her long and lean figure for Haper's Bazaar Spain May 2010 issue. The makeup styling reminds me of that 80's pop song "Addicted To Love" by Robert Palmer.

You can almost feel the sun's rays from this shoot - it's soo hot! What do you think of this editorial?

Monday, April 19, 2010

Emanuela de Paula For Marie Claire Brazil

Brazilian model Emanuela de Paula looks uber fab as a "futuristic warrior" for Marie Claire's Brazil April 2010 cover. I must say this is a very fashion forward editorial for Marie Claire - and they scored with this one!

In this editorial shot by photographer Jacques Dequeker, Emanuela wears Giorgio Armani, Ellus and Animale.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Black Women In Fashion: Your Style

BWIF Presents: Your Style

See shots of women like yourself on the streets of New York to Paris. I love how many of the ladies styled an otherwise casual look with a stylish envelope clutch, laced up boots and very funky/beautiful hair! Would you wear any of these looks?

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