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Monday, November 16, 2009

Baby Style

Officially on maternity leave. Baby is due next week so, posting will resume at a later date...

Fashionably yours!

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Princess Zoe

I'm not sure what Zoe Kravitz does. I know she's been dipping her toe in the acting pool and folks seem to follow her fashion sense but, outside of being the daughter of Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz... I don't really get it. I have nothing against her and her hustle. She's hustled her way into a campaign with none other than Vera Wang. That's right, Zoe is the face of the designers new fragrance, Princess. She definitely seems to be living a life worthy of that title. I have two words: WORK IT!

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Fashionably Speaking...

"In difficult times fashion is always outrageous."

~Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian Fashion Designer

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

America's Next Top Changes

So I've been hearing whispers of some changes to come at America's Next Top Model. Some have said that the show hasn't been doing so great in the ratings department with the current cycle of shorter models. So, the show's producers are planning so shake things up a bit. I'm hearing that Kimora Lee Simmons will be returning to the judges panel. You'll remember she was a part of the show for the first cycle. We'll she's back and she's apparently bringing Vogue's editor-at-large, Andre Leon Talley with her. They're both whispered to be joining the show in its next cycle. Kinda makes you wonder who's leaving, right? I mean, you wouldn't have so many people on the panel would you? Well, seems the answer to the question of who's getting the boot is good ole Miss Jay! What in the world is going on over there at Top Model? Tyra might be catching more heat for this shake up. First Janice Dickinson had some not-so-nice parting works for the mogul and most recently, Paulina Porizkova put the former model on the spot for her unfavorable dismissal. There could be a silver lining in all of this. I have been hearing for months now that the two Jays' (Jay Manuel & Jay Alexander) were teaming up to do their own show. This may be the beginnings of that. Time we'll tell. I'll be tuning in...

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I'm going to take this opportunity to show off some fabulous shoes... although they don't belong to me.... hmph! Doesn't hurt to fantasize, right? Enjoy!

Kim Kardashian shows off her fierce booties! Love them!

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Kellie Pickler shows off her red patent pumps. Pretty hot!

Alicia Keys shows off these lovely velvet and pearl numbers. I covet these shoes!

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Fashionable Duo

What happens when you mix high-fashion and sportswear? You get the fall/winter 2009 debut collection between British label PPQ and Adidas. They have joined forces and created a high-range sportswear collection that has the fashionable elements of PPQ. The collection will feature lace-up boots, flats, stirrup pants (not crazy about those) and sweaters among other things. So where does Adidas fit in this equation? The sportswear brand will incorporate the Adidas logo. Check for the line at Adidas stores in New York, Los Angeles and Miami. The PPQ x Adidas collection is available now and prices range from $118 to $270.

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Fashionably Speaking...

"I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny."

~Coco Chanel, French Fashion Designer

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fragrant Fergie

Can Fergie's star rise any higher? She is a member of the super group the Black Eyed Peas, she has a successful solo career, she's got a shoe and handbag line, she's starring in a high profile movie with Academy Award winning actors (Nine) and now she has a fragrance deal with Avon. The fragrance hasn't been named yet but it's being described as fresh and modern. She says she's been developing it with the beauty giant for over a year. She's striving to make a scent that's for confident, strong women. Sounds like me...hehehe. It will be launching in November of next year.

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Super Model Super Powers

The supermodel super powers will be fully activated on Project Runway. Cindy Crawford will be sharing her fashion expertise on the judges panel. This season of the show has been full of star power with appearances by Eva Longoria Parker and Rebecca Romijn. Another surprising guest appearance will be the Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa who will appear with Tim Gunn in a segment. The episode will determine which final five contestants will move on to Fashion Week.

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Monday, November 2, 2009

First Lady Cover Girl

Check out that cover girl. This year, Glamour is honoring First Lady Michelle Obama with a Special Recognition award in its women of the year issue. She's being recognized for her commitment to mentoring young women. She'll appear on one of many covers. It's the first time in the mag's 70-year history that a First Lady has graced its cover. Kind of a big deal, I would say! Congrats First Lady Obama! Your fashion sense alone gives you major clout, your work with kids is more icing on the very stylish cake!

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Klum's Kloset

Everybody act surprised now! After six seasons of helping hopeful designers realize their dreams on Project Runway Heidi Klum has been inspired to sit in the designers seat. The supermodel has joined forces with Modern Vintage and Majestic Mills co-founders Rick and Brian Cytrynbaum to create a lifestyle collection. We can expect that collection to include footwear, dresses, swimwear and activewear. This won't be her first time trying her hand as designer though. She has designed shoes and jewelry for awhile now. This is definitely a logical next step. The line is reported to be taking a page out of Klum's closet and going in the direction of feminine style with a rock and roll edge. Her 48-style shoe collection will be the first to hit stores in February 2010 and will include everything from stilettos to tall boots. The supermodel/supermom will also be adding a maternity line to her massive empire launching in February as well. Such a natural fit, right?!

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Fashionably Speaking...

"The dress is a vase which the body follows. My clothes are like modules in which bodies move."

~Pierre Cardin, Italian-born, French fashion designer

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Expanding the Olsen Emprie

Mary-Kate and Ashley continue to grow their fashion empire. From Elizabeth and James to the high-end The Row these ladies can't be stopped. Who would have ever thought this fashion empire would come from the cute twins of Full House? They recently announced their newest addition; a juniors collection for JCPenney. Olsenboye will be a causal sportswear line with accessories inspired by teen trends from cities around the world. Every new collection will highlight a different city. Sounds line a fun idea and a great way to keep the line fresh with continuous sources of inspiration. The collection will include denim, tops, dresses, skirts, shorts, jackets plus handbags and shoes. It's clearly some of their more affordable fashions, all priced right ranging from $20-$50! To check out the collection check starting November 6th for a preview of the line. The full line will launch in February 2010.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What in the Fashion?

I saw this as I was browsing the web and had to stop... I mean, really? That's all....

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Foggy or Steamy?

The husband and wife duo apparently never gets old. Posh and Becks famously teamed up for ads with Armani and now Eva and Tony are steaming up London Fog. They couple are featured in current ads for the company. I have to say, I never thought of London Fog as a "sexy" company but, their recent ads with Gisele and now Eva and Tony is an eye opener. I guess they are taking off in a new direction as of late. I mean, everyone else is going the sexy route, why not London Fog.
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Like A Fox

There's a lot of moving going on at Emporio Armani. First the company announced that soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo would replace David Beckham as the face of their underwear (don't understand that one at all!). Now comes word that they will also be replace Victoria Beckham! With whom, you ask? None other than Megan Fox. I don't get it. I know that men are crazy about this girl well, I guess I just answered my own question. That's exactly why they hired her! I guess I just don't automatically equate her with fashion like Victoria. Megan slips into the Italian designer's underwear starting in January. She'll be featured in worldwide print and billboard campaigns not only for Emporio Armani Underwear but, Armani Jeans as well.

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Smells like Black Eyed Peas

I used to see Avon very differently. My mom and her friends used to buy the stuff. We couldn't get enough of the bubble bath or the Skin So Soft spray. Well, Avon is not your mama's beauty brand anymore. They keep raising the bar with celebrity endorsements from the young crowd. The newest face of Avon is none other than solo artist and Black Eyed Peas front woman, Fergie. She'll be joining Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Hudson as faces of the brand. Fergie is set to release a fragrance with the company that will be available next year. Of the partnership, she says, “I love the roster of women Avon has supported. Each one is completely different, but they are all wonderful, strong women who have a purpose. It was very important to me to bring what I have to the table. I’m a bit more rock ’n’ roll than some of the other artists, and Avon has really allowed my personality to come through.” Work it out then, Fergie Ferg!

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Fashionably Speaking..

"The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!"

~Coco Chanel, French Fashion Designer

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Thursday, October 22, 2009


Celebrities and fragrances are inseparable these days. From Kim Kardashian to Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce. Sarah Jessica Parker is no exception. The actress' first fragrance was Lovely. She's since had a few other fragrances under her belt with the latest being inspired by her Sex and the City character, Carrie Bradshaw. It's a fruity, floral scent that's described as Carrie Bradshaw in a bottle. SJP tells Womens' Wear Daily (WWD), “A large part of the inspiration was what I now understand to be people’s impressions of seeing Carrie Bradshaw walk down the street and what feelings that evokes for her and for them — a real sense of freedom and possibilities, a love for the city around her and, of course, fashion”. Coty Prestige will launch SJP NYC exclusively in Macy's stores in February. Right in time to get us all into a frenzy for the release of the Sex and the City 2 movies in May.

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Yay! Gaultier for Tar-Zhay

There are some things about the recession that absolutely suck (lack of jobs, lack of job security, no budge in the budget). If there is at least one bright spot in this - it's hi-fashion designers getting in touch with the common man! We have seen Anna Sui debut a collection at Target, Jimmy Choo debut a line at H&M, Alexander McQueen debuted his fashions at Target and Matthew Williamson designed a summer line for H&M. Now the news comes that Jean Paul Gaultier is bringing his edgy style to the mainstream through Target. I can't wait for it! The collection from the legendary French designer is said to pay tribute to the American woman and will celebrate the past and present in American pop culture. The collection will launch on and hit more than 250 of the retailers stores. You better get it while it's hot though. The line will only be available from March 7, 2010 to April 11, 2010. I'd say that's what we call limited edition!

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Beauty Ain't Cheap

The Victoria's Secret fashion show will be making men drool this December, this we know. I'm pretty sure Heidi Klum won't be in the lineup this year as she JUST popped out baby number four. What I am sure of is a new model will be rocking the all-important "Fantasy Bra" this year. Marissa Miller has been chosen to strut the $3 million dollar, diamond-studded creation down the runway. The year the diamonds range in color from champagne and cognac to white all in a harlequin pattern. The showstopper on this year's bra is the 16 carat, you read that right, 16 carat, heart-shaped champagne diamond pendant that dangles in the middle. Ah, the price of beauty...

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Dash of Advice

I've said it before and I'll say it again, those Kardashians know how to hustle! Top Model's guest judge this week is none other than Kim Kardashian. Tonight she'll be dishing out her opinion to the Top Model hopefuls. Their challenge is to effectively write and present a commercial for Cover Girl. Kim, who has done some modeling herself, will be judging their skills along with the other judges. She says of the experience, "Being around Tyra and Miss Jay and Nigel — they have these great personalities and this awesome collaboration going on because they’ve been doing it for years. It was really cool that they trusted me to come into their circle and give my different opinion. I think the girls were excited and they had definitely watched my show. Even though Tyra and I may have had differing opinions, I learned a lot from what she had to say which was awesome for me."

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Twigs Wanted

You're too fat, you're not skinny enough. These are things you expect to hear in the world of modeling. But when you're 5'10" and 120lbs. you'd expect that clients would be falling over themselves to work with you. I mean, at that size you are more than a little smaller than the average woman and designers size zero samples should hang on you just right. Well, that's not the case if you're Filippa Hamilton. The model was recently fired by Ralph Lauren. She says, they let her go because she wasn't skinny enough. I know... pick your chin up off the floor. The above photo is an ad from Ralph Lauren featuring the model next to a more life-like photo of her. In the ad, she's clearly photoshopped into oblivion. Ralph Lauren has already issued an apology taking full responsibility for the massacre of the ad. However, they maintain that they fired her because she wasn't able to meet the obligations set forth in her contract. Could those obligations include maintaining a less than waif-like appearance? I'd love the answer to that question.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Kanye's Clothes

We all know that Kanye has dipped his toe, make that foot into the fashion world. From designing sneakers for Louis Vuitton, Nike and interning at the Gap we were all expecting a Kanye line very soon. That line would be Pastelle. Kanye had been spotted wearing pieces from the line (above) and the below pictures had made their way around the net. Well, that line may be put on the back burner right now, waaay back. No real reason given, just don't expect to see it in stores any time soon. Apparently, Mr. West will be releasing a line in his own name in the near future. How near? You tell me....

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Bombshell Beach Wear

When you hear that Pamela Anderson is going to be launching a clothing line, what do you think of?
If you said animal and eco-friendly clothing... you're right. The eternal beach babe hit south Florida recently for the American launch of A*Muse. She collaborated with Richie Rich of Heatherette fame to pull it together. Models hit the runway in Anderson's beach fashions. Anderson herself even took to the runway, closing the show in her signature Baywatch bright red one-piece swimsuit.

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A Dash of Bebe

I'm not sure how they did it but, the Kardashian sisters worked a reality show into a full-on money -making business. The latest venture for the sisters is a clothing line with Bebe. They will be designing a line for the retailer that's expected to hit stores in the spring.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

VIP Treatment

Usher will be dropping more than a new album this fall. No, I'm not talking about his wife. The megastar singer will be launching a new fragrance. It's call Usher VIP. Seems he's trying to bring the VIP experience to every man. It's designed withe the ladies in mind. So expect a gentleman's fragrance that brings on the sexy. Right in time to be added to the Christmas list. Coincidence? I think not!

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Miley's in the City

I guess you could say what Miley wants, Miley gets. I remember not too long ago Miley Cyrus made it known that she's a fan of Sex and the City. Then there were rumblings of her being featured in the movie. Consider the above picture your confirmation of her part in the film. She and Kim Cattrall were spotted shooting scenes on the set of the SATC2 movie recently. Look for Miley and other celebs like Liza Minnelli, Barbara Streisand, Tim Gunn and Penelope Cruz when the fashionable flick hits theaters in May 2010.

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Dennis the Model

Dennis Rodman is better known for his antics to shock than he is for his great game of basketball. What a shame... In any case, on to the latest shock antic. Rodman hit the runway in Miami dressed in all pink with a face full of makeup. You shocked yet? Me either! The difference in this and say his wedding dress fiasco is that this time it was for a good cause. She sashayed down the runway during the Pink Collection Fashion Show to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. At least this time there was a "purpose", right?

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Fashionably Speaking...

"I don't do fashion, I am fashion."

~Coco Chanel, French Fashion Designer

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Top Mogul

Tyra hit the streets of NYC to work. The retired supermodel was spotted smiling with her eyes during a photo shoot this week. I guess you can take the girl out of the modeling world but, you can't take the model out of the girl! In other Tyra news, a big congrats goes out to our girl. She's the highest paid woman in prime time television. She apparently raked in a cool $30 million from her productions hitting the small screen during prime time. Work it out then, Ty Ty!

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bumpy Frock

Singer-actress Christina Milian just announced her pregnancy and she has no problem showing off that almost 5 month baby bump. Milian and her new husband, the Dream showed up on the red carpet of the BET Hip Hop Awards last night and posed for the cameras. She rocked this interesting frock that obviously was not intended to camouflage her burgeoning belly. I'm not sure I'm loving the look. I mean, I have a baby on the way too, so I get it. You still want to look good even though your body is taking on a new shape. That's not the issue I have with this get up. It just simply doesn't work. It seems like it has too much going on and doesn't really compliment Milian. She usually has effortless style but, this one for me was a miss. What do you think?

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The Scent of Motherhood

Becoming a mom has really done something to Jenny from the block. It's obvious in the ad for Jennifer Lopez's new fragrance "My Glow". In it she gives loving looks at an adorable baby. She says, "There is a special glow that women get when they're pregnant and when they're falling in love with their babies." Her goal was to make a fragrance for women to connect with that special relationship between mother and child. The perfume is described as a floral fragrance and the inspiration for it came from Lopez's current lifestyle. Being wife and mommy seems to agree with the fly girl. The scent recently debuted on HSN.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

A Bump on the Runway

Speaking of Miss Dunn, she is currently rocking a baby bump. The busy model didn't let a little baby belly keep her from working it on the runways of Paris during fashion week. She worked the catwalk for Jean Paul Gaultier. I love it! Making pregnancy O, so chic!

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Dynamic Duo

There are often models of the moment. Two that can't be denied are Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman. These two have been working the runway and gracing the pages of magazines and catalogs everywhere. They are definitely two of the hottest models working right now and Teen Vogue recognized it by putting these two together. The magazine recently got these two together for a spread and and to grace cover of the magazine. Fabulous!

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