Monday, August 31, 2009

New Rhapsody Jay-Z Commercial!

The fast paced super stylist touching Jay up for all reposing of images from his cd covers was the wonderful, June Ambrose. Link to the commercial

Monday Morning Moto: Maxwell



DO you see the pic of Maxwell in a Gap Ad from what I hear was the Spring 2008? Collection. No matter how recent the picture is, the picture is a good one. CLEARLY! Moto is short for motivation and this should do it for you ladies.

Fellas, this is how you wear a touch of wrinkled clothing...notice the front tail on his button up, not exactly pressed or too neat. An effortless fashionable look. Sweater, over top of a button up-collared shirt and distressed jeans. I LOVE IT!!

Click the image for a more detailed view.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Marc by Marc Jacobs Collection Preview in Video on Saks.com!

Saks Fifth Avenue has presented a Marc by Marc Jacobs 4 part video series with parts being played by the band ChairLift. I think the videos are short and creative and display the Marc product very well. I also think using the bad to play the parts as well as soundtrack the shorts were a good idea! (Click the image above to be taken to the Saks vids and Marc product) To visit Charlift's website click here.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Jay-Z on The Bill Maher Show

Part I

Part II

Fashion History on Display at the IMA!

The Indianapolis Museum of Art has a Textile & Fashion Art Exhibit, that displays very nice pieces of a few well known designers (and some less known) for everyone to see. I have yet to visit this exhibit in person, but I have heard that it is extraordinary. I have uploaded a few pictures of the Notable creations on display and will also give you a link to follow if you would like more information.
Norman Norrel
Creation date - 1956
(a) dress: silk jersey, sequins; (b) coat: vicuna wool, silk lining, sequins "This made-to-order ensemble's sparkling and form-fitting evening gown is a Norman Norell signature design known as a "mermaid dress." Born in Noblesville, Indiana,......." (click the excerpt for more info)


Franco Moschino
Creation date - 1991
wool (46%), acrylic (44%), silk (10%) also other synthetics, metal and plastic Italian designer, 1950-1994 (click the link for more info)

Rudi Gernreich
Creation date - 1968
wool and vinyl insert
American designer, 1922- (click the link for more info)

Christian Dior (designer)
Creation date 1956
silk chiffon
"This semiformal evening dress is a classic example of the work of Dior, who considered couture no less an art than architecture or painting." (click the excerpt for more info)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Steve Madden Shirred Leather Hobo

Price - $178.90
Nordstrom.com

I think pairing one of the fun colored handbags with an all black pallet will give the handbag the attention that it deserves.

Saunter Jumpsuit
Price - $37
Lulus.com

Mickolick booties
Price - $90
Aldo.com

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Jay-Z Covers the October XXL!

Jay-Z on October XXL Cover In conjunction with the release of his 11th solo album, The Blueprint 3, Jay-Z is gracing the cover of XXL magazine for the publication’s October issue. Speaking with XXL’s Special Projects Editor Bonsu Thompson, the self-proclaimed, “God MC” delves deep into many hot topics currently buzzing around him, including his mega success, BP3, jabs at his new singles “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)” and “Run this Town,” his tenure as the president of Def Jam and life as hip-hop’s ultra businessman. Check out a few excerpts below.

CRITICISM OF “D.O.A.”
“I’m not hating on young people. Like, when people say that, I’m like, What are you talking about? It’s just stupid. I’m not hating on young people… I’m not Bill Russell, [saying] Michael Jordan ain’t shit. I’m saying Lil Wayne and Kanye are like LeBron and Kobe. My job as someone at the forefront of the game is to leave it in a better position than when I came in. Same way that Russell [Simmons] left it to me. ’Cause this thing saved my life. Literally. So I have a responsibility to it karmically. And after that it’s on you. I did my part. I made ‘D.O.A.’ I said it. I made the statement. I made the push. Here, y’all take it from here.”

HIS LEGACY AS FORMER DEF JAM RECORDS PRESIDENT
“So if you ask me to grade my performance as the president, I’d say A-plus. No one can bat a 100. It’s impossible. I mean, everyone is looking at my shit. But if we really looked under the hood [of] every single [record exec] and the acts they put out in that time, I’d be comparable to anyone.”

HIS STANDING IN THE GAME
“But when I say I’m the best, I don’t say that outta my ass. I say that with all my stats behind me. I put that against anybody. I mean anybody. I really believe that… I believe in a lot of things. 
I believe that ‘SportsCenter’ is the best thing on TV. I shouldn’t have to prove it. But I do have these stats to prove it. I’m talking about real run. I’m not talking about years off. I’m talking about straight—boom, boom, boom—back to back. We’re not talking about heritage acts either. We’re not talking about respect what I’ve done. I’m talking No. 1 [albums] 10 times. The Beatles is the only one [to have more 
No. 1 albums]. They got 19, and if I get a surge of creativity, I could make nine albums next year.”

XXL’s October issue includes stories on The Making of The Blueprint, the current state of lyricism in hip-hop, Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II and much more. The mag hits newsstands September 15. -Marvin Brandon

Fashion Tips For The Day!

Courtesy of Rainbowshops.com

Okay, bargain shoppers, Rainbow is a decent place to shop on a budget for trendy items and quick draw pieces. Rainbow is guaranteed to provide you with a decent selection of items and the latest trends, for a very acceptable price.

BUT, beware of a few things when you shop in this chain. A realistic assessment of what you are buying will boil down to three things: Shelf life of the item, quality of the item and how the item feels when you wear it.

Shelf Life
How long has this item been in inventory? Check the item color out from the top all of the way down to the bottom hem. Is there any discoloration? If so, it has probably been in inventory too long. Search for another choice.

Quality
Check for all of the buttons, clasps, zippers, seam thread, straps and rack location to rate quality. Most good quality items in Rainbow do not go to the Clearance Rack. Also, if this item is too good to be true for $5, it probably could well be, too tight, or uncomfortable when you get it home.

How Does It Feel On?
Some of the textiles used in Rainbow clothing, feel like sandpaper. They are hard, rough, have a wrinkle factor of 100, and just not much fabric give, at all. In this case, select a different item. An item that is too wrinkled means it's either linen or is probably going to smother your skin once you wear it and wash it. And in this case you always want to go up a size, in linen or silk chiffon, if you do want the piece. Also, their cotton shirts, dresses, a-line skirts or rayon tops, might feel a little rough or hard. In this case, expect to get one or two wears out of these items.

Rainbowshops.com does offer, decent quick selections, for the trendy, shopper, who really doesn't mind sacrificing quality for price and needs something in a hurry. But if you would like a better quality product, you may want to try Old Navy, Gap Clearance Racks, H&M, Forever 21, Max Rave, Wet Seal, Charlotte Russe, department store clearance racks and NY & Co Sales, for the same bargain prices with a LOT better quality.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

CONVERSATION ANYONE?

Who ever coined the phrase "what goes around comes around?" Well, it couldn't be anymore further, from the truth. NOW, only centuries later the famous jeweled bib necklaces once worn by Cleopatra herself have been modernized for today's fashionistas, in a "round" about way.

Question?

Can we agree that wearing stones and metals that do not necessarily weigh a ton (but look exquisite) is a fashionably CAPTIVATING move? Of Course!

An effortlessly shiek accessory to add to your everyday wear lineup are bib necklaces. In unison say, "Conversation Piece!" Here are a couple of styles to get your creative juices flowing...

Metallic Flower Bib Necklace
Urban Outfitters
Price - $48.00



Millies Eating Contest Bib Necklace
Rachel Leigh
Price - $188.00

Contributing Writer: Leona Benjamin

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Don't Be Afraid to Rock Vintage!!

Vintage can sometimes be a very difficult style to rock. When wearing vintage, there is a fine line between pulling it off successfully and looking like you just stepped out of a time capsule. The way to wear vintage successfully is to, match vintage items, with modern items, allow to them work off of one another and be comfortable when wearing it. Top Shop's Fall Collection has made retro rewind style pieces very accessible for the upcoming season, but feel free to shop Goodwill, Salvation Army, Value Village, Vintage boutiques, etc for real deal vintage. Purchasing some will give you a sense of owning a piece of history.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Mens Adidas Jackets!

I think these Adidas jackets are FRESHER than FRESH!!!! Price - $192 Polyurethane jacket Adidas logo upper left breast Price - $648 Leather Track Jacket by Bond David Beckham Collection

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Jimmy Choo at H&M Prices

Thumbs up, to whomever decided to allow Jimmy Choo to collaborate with H&M! Fall shoe product will be in "select" stores November 14th, 2009, let's pray the Indy market gets some selection.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Money Goes, Honeys Stay Fabo feat Jay-Z



Loso is wearing one of the CAVI Bond Street Cardigans at 1:58 seconds of the video. Price - $A litte north of $100. Sizes avail M - 4XL.

Wanna cop, come through me. Via one of the links on the side of my blog page or this link. I GUARANTEE a response to your inquiry within 24 hours or LESS! That's what I call Notable Service!

A Step Up From The G-Shock and The Casio!

I am about to show you a Toy Watch Purple Plasteramic Watch for $301.53. I like this watch because all though it is plastic, it still has an upper scale or classy look and feel to it. In addition, everyone hasn't jumped onto it's bandwagon, with a song. The joint is available for purchase through me, Notable Service, Notable Styles & More. Hit me at the gmail account, by clicking the me link above.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Fall 2009 Trend Reports according to Vogue

An example of a Biker Trend selected by Vogue.
Click the larger picture to link direct to the Vogue trends page.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The September Issue - Is Anna Wintour the TRUE Fashion Leader?

Link to Anna Wintour's 60 Minute Review

Here

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Dimepiece Designs Womenswear!

DimePiece price points are very recessionista friendly. Tees range from $32 - $55. Le Freak Tee On Sale, DJ Premium.com

Friday, August 14, 2009

Fashionable MP3 Players for $50 or Less!

Most lower budget mp3 players come with no bells and whistles, no display screens, voice recorders, etc. But the 5 players that were selected by Donald Bell of CNet are just the opposite. Click here to read the entire article for details and specifics of the mp3 players.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Copping the Balmain Military Jackets!

Source of pic above: Bazaar UK
There are more than a few Balmain Military Jacket inspired look-a-likes that will look good on you for Fall of 2009, the Plan B's may look just as well, if not BETTER to your finances...(a lot cheaper than Balmain).

Beyonce wearing her Balmain.
Balmain was a go to style for Bey this Spring, I wonder will she bust into the scene with the quilted Fall version? Oh well, Rihanna's already worn it, sorry B (see the Peak Shoulder leather jacket below)

Balmain Military Diamond Encrusted Jacket
Price - $3633.50
or $11,410 (conflicting info on the web)

Alice + Olivia
Price - $440


Rihanna in her Balmain Denim Military Style Jacket
Price - $5075
is NOW $2842



Balmain Quilted Leather Chain Adorned Jacket
Price - $13,395
BONUS!!

Which fashionable figure wore the Balmain look below?
Rihanna or Beyonce?
Leave your responses in the comments field.