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Monday, March 30, 2009

Signed by Serena

Not only is she the number one tennis player in the world, Serena Williams is diving into fashion! She and Venus have made no secret of their love of fashion and design. While Venus started her clothing line a few years back, Serena is just getting her designs off the ground. Recently, she attended a launch event for her new Signature Statement fashion and accessories line. The new collection will be sold on the Home Shopping Network starting April 30.

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Happy Friday

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Fashionably Speaking

"Fashion anticipates, and elegance is a state of mind ... a mirror of the time in which we live, a translation of the future, and should never be static."

~Oleg Cassini
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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Who Rocked It?

I love this dress. This Dolce an Gabbana confection looks good in any color. But, does it look good on anybody? You tell me. January Jones wore this gown in ivory on the red carpet. She carried it off with an up-do, designer bracelet and a clutch. Penelope Cruz wore the same gown to a different red carpet in black. She too sported an up-do but kept it simple accessory-wise and let the dress have the spotlight. Both ladies looked glam but, who rocked it?

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sequel Prequel

By now, you've all heard about the Sex and the City sequel. It has also been reported that a prequel is in the works. Candace Bushnell, writer of the original novel is hard at work on not one, but two new books on young Carrie Bradshaw. The Carrie Years would focus on Carrie's friendships, romances and how she became a writer. We'd get a look at how the girl became the fashionable woman. Sounds a little odd to me. Just can't imagine the character as a teenager being really interesting to me. Maybe, it's not supposed to be. I guess they could be going for the new 90210 and Gossip Girl set. I'm definitely not among them.
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Monday, March 23, 2009

Mad Men and stuff

If you're a fan of Mad Men, you're probably a fan of the clothes. You're in luck, Mad Men style could be coming to a store near you. Janie Bryant, the show's costume designer made a comment in an interview with Glamour's Slave to Fashion blog that she may be working on a little something. Will it be a line of clothing based off her work on the show? Only time will tell. I'll keep my eyes open though. I love the dresses from that period and have been waiting to get my hands on a couple.


Psst... It's the Shoes

I may not be a faithful viewer of Gossip Girl but, I know that drool-worthy fashion is a huge part of the show! While it's not always easy to bring your work fashion sense home, it seems that Leighton Meester has found a way to bring her work home. I am loving these shoes she's rocking!!!!!!!!


Friday, March 20, 2009

Isaac Literally

Isaac Mizrahi has been called the king of real-world chic. Taking that title and running with it, he's written a book. The title, How to Have Style, is fitting. As a twenty-year veteran of the fashion industry, he shares his style rules on everything from boots to bags and skirt length to the right undergarments. Mizrahi puts his approach to looking great on full display. There's a fashionista in every woman and Isaac seems intent on helping you find it. Rule #1 for Isaac - all women should wear what inspires them. I can get behind that 100%.

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Happy Friday!



Fashionably Speaking...

"I never think of myself as an icon, I just do my thing."

~Audrey Hepburn, actress & fashion icon


Reese's Pieces

I just had to show off some pieces from the most recent collection of Tracy Reese. She's been a favorite designer of mine for a while for her dresses. They are so pretty and remind you that you're a girl. I may be a little biased because we share a hometown, just maybe. The inspiration for this collection is post-impressionist portraiture. She drew from artists like Vuillard, Van Gogh and Modigliani and their use of color. This season was a tough one for the designer who recently lost her mother. She dedicated her New York show to mom.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Little Gossip

Gossip Girl's have style and now they have the shoes to match. Well, at least Leighton Meester does. Meester is in a partnership with Reebok for a new footwear line that will feature fashionable styles. The line has been described as having bold colors and sporty silhouettes for the urban girl. As part of the partnership, she's starring in a brand new Reebok ad campaign. In this ad, she models the new retro Top Down sneaker, part of Reebok’s Fly Generation collection. The shoes retail for $60, definitely more reasonable than these.


Bey - Dazzled

Beyonce was caught on the streets of New York filming a video for her upcoming tour. The only thing people are talking about is her Thierry Mugler dress. It seem as if the top is made like a corset. That's all well and good but, it flares out at the hips a bit much and that's what's got tongues wagging. I overlooked that in the name of fashion. What do you think?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Kelly says Oui!

Kelly Rowland is one smooth operator. Every now and then I read about something great that she's a part of, it's never hugely publicized but this glam girl does a lot of good. Her latest venture is all about S-E-X! Get your minds out of the gutter, it's all for a good cause. Kelly has teamed up with the Body Shop and MTV to make a difference and get the message out about safer sex. When you buy Tantalising Lip Butter at the Body Shop you let your pout support the cause of HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. How does this all work? Well, hit up the Body Shop for the Lip Butter and the $8 you spend on it goes 100% to the Staying Alive Foundation! The charity's mission is to save lives through empowering young people around the world to protect themselves and their communities from HIV/AIDS. Kelly Rowland is the ambassador of the Staying Alive Foundation.


For the Love of Bags

Katie Holmes' Roger Vivier shoulder bag

Kim Kardashian's Louis Vuitton bag

Kate Bosworth's shoulder bag by Chloe

Halle Berry's Cartier handbag

Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B handbag

Do you have a favorite bag? You know the go-to, lived-in, carry-all-the-time bag? Well, so do your favorite celebs! Some bag choices are pretty obvious. Gwen's L.A.M.B. bags are a no-brainer. I mean, it is her line and all. It's easy to see why Katie Holmes loves her Roger Vivier bag! It's a roomy bag, but it's not so big that it's annoying to carry. Kim Kardashian loves her Louis Vuitton quilted handbag. Kate Bosworth rocks a bright, funky shoulder bag by Chloe. Halle is hardly seen without her Cartier bag.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Door to door style

Job alert? If you're a lover of style Etcetera might have the gig for you. Before you start prepping your resume check out the details. The company is hiring wardrobe consultants. Sound good, right. For the right person this is ideal. You won't be in a store front directing customers to the register, instead you'd be going door to door holding trunk shows at the homes of prospective customers. Think Tupperware party with fashion. Pretty cool, huh?

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Wow, Just Wow!

Pamela Anderson was spotted hitting the runway for Vivienne Westwood recently. The Playboy pin-up is currently serving as the face of the brand. Westwood is known for her out-there, rocker designs. This one certainly lives up to that reputation.


Spring Frock

Tunics seem to be the must-have piece of the moment. From Tory Burch to Dian von Furstenberg, designers can't seem to get enough. I found this one by von Furstenberg and fell in love! It has a sort of retro feel but it's been modernized just enough. I could live in these dresses in spring and summer.


Idol Baubles

People always have something to say about American Idol judge Paula Abdul... here's one more. She gift the contestants of the hit show with pieces from her self-designed jewelry. You thought I was going the gossip route, huh? Well now you can get your hands on the these baubles. Abdul has teamed up with the Home Shopping Network (HSN) for her jewelry and accessories collection. The line is called "Forever Your Girl", feel free to insert comments here. The line hit HSN in December 2008. The current collection just consist of jewels and accessories but, Abdul has plans for expansion into fragrance and active wear. While I'm a fan of the piece above, the best part of this whole endeavor is its affordability. Prices range from $30-$80.


Monday, March 16, 2009

Kanye's Kicks

I told you before that Kanye West was designing shoes for Louis Vuitton. We only had a glimpse of the line before, check it out now. These are just a few of the sneakers they're putting on the market. They look decent enough but, it's the price tags that has me at a standstill. From top to bottom let's run it down. The top pair will retail for $1140, the next for $990, third goes for $960 and the red sneaks are $870. Kanye has always been known for his ego, maybe they figured they'd make the prices to match.


Barbie Dumps Ken for Uncle Karl

What happens when you bring together one of the world's most famous designers and the world's most famous dolls? Magic! Karl Lagerfeld is making Barbie a fashion icon. In honor of her 50th birthday Mattel is introducing the doll into the fashion industry.

This month, Barbie and Ken will be on display at France's Colette boutique. This isn't just any fashion introduction, they've brought in Mr. Lagerfeld to really do it up right. He's dressing the dolls that will be displayed in the windows of the famed Paris boutique. The exhibit will be on display for a few weeks this month. For one week they'll even have the original Barbie and Ken dolls on display. Let's get to the clothes, what will they be wearing? Barbie will be dressed by the designer in everything from dresses to swimsuits, jeans, and even a Chanel suit. Barbie, that's on fabulous makeover!


Freedom Fashion

Picture this, you're seated and ready to take in the fabulous fashions of one of your favorite designers, then something happens. Something unexpected makes its way down the runway. I'm guessing that was the scene on the sidelines of Jean Charles de Castelbajac's fashion show in Paris. His, er, unusual designs featuring Muppets characters, hit the catwalk and had heads turning and tongues wagging. Ah, isn't fashion fabulous?


Friday, March 13, 2009

Weekend Soup

Have a Stylish Weekend!


Fashionably Speaking...

"The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress."

~Hubert de Givenchy


Twenty Years Fabulous

What's 20 years young and just gets more fabulous with time? If you guessed Badgley Mischka, you're right. The designing duo, Mark Badgley and James Mischka launched their brand 20 years ago and it just get better and better. Celebs and non-celebs alike covet their creations. The difference is some can afford the frocks (celebs) and some can afford the magazines that feature such frocks (non-celebs). In any case, the pair are celebrating their anniversary with a star-studded ad campaign, shot by photographer Annie Leibovitz. You'll see pictures like the one above in magazines this April. provided this sneak peek. Eva Longoria Parker, Carrie Underwood, Brooke Shields and Lauren Hutton are just some of the stars to step in front of the camera for this campaign.


Thursday, March 12, 2009


I was watching Top Model last night and this stuck with me. Too funny!

"Keep it cute, or put it on mute!"
~Aminat, ANTM contestant Cycle 12


Dedicated to Funk... Funky Shoes, That Is! #2

Jessica Alba - Dolce & Gabbana

Jennifer Connelly - Balmain
Heidi Montag - Guiseppe Zanotti
Heidi Klum - Louis Vuitton
Ginnifer Goodwin - Bottega Veneta

Halle Smells

Halle Berry has been working on her own fragrance for YEARS. Now, it's finally here. Her ads made their debut in this months Essence magazine. The ads will hit other magazines in April. The star was apparently involved in every aspect of the process. She describes her fragrance as sensual that men will notice and women will adore. The fragrance will retail for $17 to $35. Seems pretty budget-friendly for an Oscar winner. I may have to give it a try.