Fashion and style are innate senses that all human beings are blessed with. At times others may be more in tune with these particular senses than other people. The same as other people may be in tune with their mathematical ability more than others. With that being said, fashion and style is of you, within you and all around you. If you feel that you lack in the area then, seek within and study or review outside examples of your idea of it. Then, you will develop what you have seen into a conglomerate of outside opinions, your opinion and natural ability. The total of all of that, is your true individual fashion style and sense.
Beyonce and Tina Knowles were out at the NYC Bloomingdales event yesterday, celebrating the new House of Dereon line, inspired by the movie Cadillac Records. Check the new looks in the lookbook on the House of Dereon website. The lines look very sultry, clean and nice. Go Mama Tina!!
If you have been to the website before, you will also notice that it has been upgraded to an all flash site, which has a nice aesthetic.
Look at one of the dresses from the collection that is available NOW at Bloomingdales.
House of Dereon long one shoulder blue multi dress. Long asymmetrical burnout dress with beaded detail at shoulder and waist. Shirred bodice with built-in bra and hidden side zip. Fully lined.
Price - $430
VIEW Trailer for Cadillac Records
This athletic, fleece, black with white striped jacket from Ralph Lauren's Big & Tall Fall 2008 Collection is TIGHT!!! Check it out, available in Tall up to 4L and Big up to 6X!!! Colors available are black, red and royal shirts. Price - $98. That is a small price to pay for Ralph Lauren.
XOXO, has a darling Tuxedo blazer that is gray polyester and has piping along every cinch. This blazer has two hidden closures to make the decorative buttons more comfortable and acceptable. The blazer also possesses a back vent to allow regular movement while wearing this cute piece.
I love blazers because they can be acclimated for professional and casual settings, but will always display your worldliness, no matter which environment that you are in.
I love XOXO because if you like a designer piece that is a little out of your budget, this company will offer you an equal design at a friendlier price.
Price - $59.00
Available on Macys.com.
Spring/Summer Fashion Week 2009 in Seoul, Korea took place on October 24th, 2008. I am very excited about the line that Lee Bo Mi, presented. It's EMMACULATE!! Take a look at the looks below:
Photos courtesy of wireimage.com
I was shopping with one of my friends, associates and possible future business partners....and I suggested he buy his mom a Coach. He says, Coach what is that? (I'm thinking, is he serious?). He said, my mom only likes Anya. I went into instant dream land, while I finished his thought and said, Hindmarch.
Anya Hindmarch, is an EXCEPTIONAL English, fashion accessories designer. Anya designs, range across all consumer markets. The design house has accessories for the Target consumer, Eco-friendly shopper and the Luxury lover. With that type of product placement in combination with solid design, Anya has went on to win many design awards and one of her handbags "I'm Not A Plastic Bag" in the 2007 Oscar goodie bag.
Anya Hindmarch Moretti Shoulder Bag
Price - $1145
Available at netaporter.com.
I'm Not A Plastic Bag
Price - $28.99Available at amazon.com.If you want to go for the gusto, go ahead and purchase these Fendi sandals to go with your new Anya.
Suede & Leather
Price - $770
Available at netaporter.com.
Prada and LG collaborated and released a fashion forward phone for the 21st century March 2007. The success of the phone was GREAT with 1 million total sales worldwide. Now, they have decided to come out with a version II, which will shock the WORLD with it's capabilities.
I have personally been an LG phone fan, since the time of Jay-Z's 24 hour 7 city tour for Kingdom Come (which really ended up totalling about 28 hours) when I drove from Indianapolis to Chicago, just to take pictures of him on my LG phone, that I later lost with the pictures on it, on a flight to Atlanta for the BET Hip Hop Awards in 2006.
I had the LG F9200. The rumored specs for the Prada II are as follows:
HSDPA 850 / 2100
Price - $816
I am still presently a LG phone customer and may think about getting this one, as well.
I just discovered Dope Couture's Barack Obama t-shirt, (post dated Oct. 14th with David Banner, rockin' itentitled "Dope x Mick Boogie x MTVTN") which is NIIICE! I guess no one in their camp or affiliated with them loves me enough to tell me about their NEWNESS, so I had to figure it out on my on....(rolls eyes).
But it's ALL GOOD. I still ordered and paid for my own. No time to wait on flexing my stylist muscle to get this one. It feels like a Limited Edition. I'm just glad that I found it, right before, the November 4, 2008 Election.
Price - $24.00
Click here to buy
Stay tuned to the blog at how I alter the shirt and rock it OUT! - OMG, NASTY!!!
Check out the new vid of Dope Couture's Skater Clique. I think the video is...........Dope! (I had to) LOL!
Politics As Usual from chris mart on Vimeo.
Singer22.com has a Young, Fabulous & Broke, black, leather vest that is to DIE FOR!!!! This vest is on pre-order and will ship in two weeks. It is available in sixes XS - L and is priced at $359.
I think this vest will look good with a snazzy, white button up, long-sleeved shirt or 3/4 length, leather gloves with lots of necklaces of all lengths.
If you would like something with similar style but cheaper. You can go with the options below:
Baby Phat Plaid Puffer Vest
Price - $139
Sizes Available: S - XL
Coogi Patent Leather Vest
Price - $75
Sizes Available: S - XL
NorthFace Furallure Vest
Price - $138.99
Sizes Available: XS - L
The three vests are available at Dr. Jays.com.
I would like to label this item unisex and I believe men can be comfortable, carrying a Gucci duffle that is outfitted in these colors. This beige, burgundy, white and wine colored, GG signature, web stripe, Gucci travel bag is - SMOKIN'!
It is of coated texture, with a 40" adjustable leather strap and gold tone hardware. The bag weighs 4 lbs. by itself, so don't load it down or you will be paying major airport fees and decreasing the bags lifespan. It is perfect for overnight or short trips. You can travel in style for 20% of the retail price of $1250 and buy it for $1000 on bluefly.com.
Daringly bold, a wild-chic tiger design is captured in Venetian Murano glass for a unique and exclusively Italian ring from the DeMajo collection. Gift box included, Made in Italy. Only size available is S | USA 4.5-5.5. Price - $57.00 ON SALE. Available on my secret Italian website. Sorry honey, if you'd like to know, which one. You can purchase it, through me. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RocaWear has a NIIIICE, light nylon jacket. Perfect for the late Fall months and early Spring months.
This jacket is called the Math Team jacket and has some very inspiring words printed across the back and down the sleeve. Price is $78.00 and is available in sizes L - 3XL on Dr. Jays.com.
There is a Steve Madden peep toe, boot that keeps popping up, when I open magazines and when I surf the net. I think it is so sophisticated, with it's suede exterior, 4 inch heel, side buckle, peep toe with shoe boot shape and slouchy aesthetic. I would swear that the price was more than it really is. $149.95. I know, why haven't I ordered this yet? I don't know, I'm asking myself the same thing.
For now, I'll give the glory to Vanessa Simmons, who obviously thought that this shoe was HOT as well. Even hot enough to wear to Spring 2009, Fashion Week Shows (big, deep, breath in). GREAT FASHION CAN BE AFFORDABLE!!
Angela may have on this pair of Steve's. Like Ashanti, said, "...I ain't mad at Steve Madden." (Switch by Ashanti feat. Nelly)Price - $79.95.
Vanessa and Angela Simmons have become more than household names, since Run's House successful run (is that a hot pun or what?-HA) of seasons and continues to get rave reviews.
They are tokens of rap guy's like Kanye West's imagination, with his ever so popular line, "...when my Jesus piece, can't bring me peace, yo, I need just at least, one of Russell's nieces, ONNNNN...." (Put on for my City, Young Jeezy feat. Kanye West).
The aspiring Take Over the World duo has been blazing trails for young women all over, since their debut. And believe me, they won't stop there.
Coming January 2009, these young ladies will star in their own MTV sitcom entitled, "Daddy's Little Girls" and I am 200% positive that this show will NOT disappoint. Pastry Website here.