Thursday, December 30, 2010

T-Pain Going To Young Money?

AllHipHop.com NEWS - T-Pain Heading To Lil Wayne's Young Money Label http://ow.ly/1aFpAc

Source: Allhiphopcom

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Holiday Makeup Looks!!!

I know that I believed New Years Eve make up was usually all about the sparkle, shimmer and shine!! Which I think is an appropriate assumption for the ladies NYE outfits and clothing. But I've learned when it comes to make-up, it doesn't have to shimmer as much as it should POP and compliment what you are wearing.

Below I have included 5 excellent make up looks (selected by refinery 29) that they and I both agree would be great for Holiday Makeup!! You will see an image and a How To achieve the look below, so I hope that you, find something that you like and ENJOY!!  

*side note* if the products that you see listed are out of your price range visit your local drug store for a more economical equivalent. COVERGirl, Maybelline, L'Oreal, and others will have you covered.

Subtle Bronze Beauty
Difficulty Level: Easy. First, blend gold and bronze cream shadows together for an extra gilded, customized glow. Sweep the shadow across your lid, up toward the brow bone, and even smudge a little along the lower lash line. You want the cheeks to have more subtle gloss, so use a lighter touch when blending along the cheekbones and contour along the side of the face.

The Tools: Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Sheer Shine Mist, $23, available at Fekkai; Illamasqua Liquid Metal in Enrapture, $26, available at Sephora; Nars Lip Gloss in Giza, $24, available at Sephora; Topshop Cream Eyeshadow in Goldmine, $14, available at Topshop. Phillip Lim 3.1 Resort 2011 photo by Nacho Alegre.

Lip Pop (Word of mouth)
  
Difficulty Level: Easy to Medium. Once you've tackled the bold lip, all that's left is black mascara. Always use a lip liner, and pat the lipstick onto the lips. Go matte by dusting the lips with powder (either translucent or a similar shade of pink).

The Tools: M.A.C. A Tartan Tale Lipstick in Full Fuchsia, $14.50, available at M.A.C.; Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Stain in Lively, $24, available at Sephora; Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara, $23.50, available at Estee Lauder; Lipstick Queen Invisible Liner, $18, available at Lipstick Queen. Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2011 image courtesy of M.A.C.
 
The Smokey Eye
 Difficulty Level: Medium. The at-home smoky eye only gets out of hand when you start off too big: remember to layer the shadows in steps, so you end up with sexy instead of shocking.

The Tools: Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Black Star, $28.50, available at Chanel; Napoleon Perdis Luminous Lip Veil in In the Flesh, $20, available at Ulta; Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in Peacock Green 80, $19, available at Sephora. Chanel Spring 2011 image courtesy of Chanel.

Pomegranate Party 
Difficulty Level: Medium to Hard. Don't be intimidated by the whole eyes-lips-cheeks intensity. Blend a navy or deeper blue shadow with a gray to give depth and pat on the lipstick for a more stained look. Don't forget to add some gold shimmer to the inner eyes to open everything up.

Tools: Shu Uemura Natural Volume Lashes, $20, available at Shu Uemura; M.A.C. Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Good To Go, $16, available at M.A.C.; Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow in Amazing Grey, $20, available at Estee Lauder; Bare Escentuals High Shine Eyecolor in Patina, $16, available at Sephora; Topshop Eyeshadow in Uniform, $14, available at Topshop. Vena Cava Spring 2011 photo by Mr. Newton. 

The Ice Queen
Difficulty: Hard. Definitely experiment and make it your own, but creating shapes and the perfect silver line take patience so make sure you have enough time on your hands. Play up your natural eye shape.

The Tools: Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Asphyxia, $17, available at Urban Decay; Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Gunmetal, $17, available at Urban Decay; CoverGirl Liquiline Blast Eyeliner in Blackfire, $7.99, available at Ulta; Stila Raspberry Crush Lip & Cheek Stain, $24, available at Stila Cosmetics; Maybelline Volume Express The Falsies Mascara, $6.99, available at Ulta Monique L'Huillier Spring 2011 photo courtesy of Monique L'Huillier.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Ursus Bape Duck Boots!

Good day men and women! I love a good duck boot! They are effective and look nice. Your feet will always be protected while wearing a duck boot due to its solid and sturdy nature.

I saw a really nice pair of Polo ones this weekend which renewed my interest in them.

At this time I'm writing about the Spring 2011 BAPE pair pictured above. Price not yet available. Available color pictured above.

Duck boots can be worn with most relaxed jeans, light cords and pants that come down far enough to touch the body of the boot. Shorter, tight (near the ankle) lengths will make your feet protrude out like an actual duck. That = No Good!

Image source: Highsnobiety

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Why We Can't Ignore Social Media!!

Within Black Enterprise's December issue they have a wonderful feature on the benefits of social media. Below you will find a brief overview of the article which is actually displayed in the "About This Issue" section of BE. For the actual article, I guess you should read the BE December issue.

Happy Holidays!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE!!!





Image Source: seattletimes.nwsource.com

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

An Alarm Clock For The Uber Sleeper!

Check out this alarm clock that launches a ball through the air that requires it to be put back on the clock before snooze can be pressed. Follow this link to read more. http://bit.ly/gI7Mvb. Seems kind of interesting.

Source: Thedesignblog via Nine West PR gals

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Swizz Beatz and Reeboks Collabo!

Swizz Beatz and Reebok do their thing with the black and yellow, black and yellow, black and yellow. Keep an eye out for these sneaks!

Source: Funk Flex site


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Monday, December 20, 2010

A Christmas Story! An American Classic!

The famous leg lamp that Ralphie's dad mail ordered for Christmas on the Christmas Story movie!! Get yours for $29.99 at Walgreens!! Who wants one?

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Friday, December 17, 2010

What's New With Lil Kim!

Check out Lil Kim's Hot 97 interview with Angie Martinez on how her and Faith get along, old times with Scott Storch, new videos coming out, the back story on her and Nicki Minaj's beef and more!! http://rapradar.com/2010/12/17/lil-kim-on-hot-97-angie-martinez

Source: Rapradar.com

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Rumor: Is Leighton Meester To Be The New Face of Missoni?

Follow this link to get the story on Leighton Meester possibly inking a deal with luxury-retailer Missoni. http://www.styleite.com/media/leighton-meester-missoni-rumor

Source: Styleite

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Day In Celebrity Town!!

Thank you for visiting the site and always supporting "Notable Styles and More". Get your yesterdays fix in celebrity photos and what's going on around the world. Enjoy and leave comments, questions and opinions, those are always welcome!!

Ciara in her B-girl Style on 106th and Park. I likie!!

Charlotte Ronson and Nicky Hilton. C. Ronson line
can be found at JCPenney.

Diddy-Dirty Money on 106th and Park doing his A-1
promotion thing, once again, Day 2!!

Diddy-Dirty Money Last Train To Paris cake, looks nice
and YUMMY!!!

Inna Modja French songstress at the Andre
Haussmann Inauguration Cocktail

Kim K doing her normal thing. Nice fitting
frock, Kim!!

Rebecca Jones and Andre Leon Talley at the LV, Cruise 2011
Ready To Wear event in Atlanta, GA.





LV Winter 2010 Models
LV Sneakers available in the boutique.

LV belts

Oprah and Bono on the taping of her Oprah show in Australia.

Oprah and Jay-Z!!

Josh Duhamel, Katie Holmes and Blair Underwood
at te 68th Golden Globe Nomination Ceremony. That is a 
good looking threesome.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Treat Yourself To Some Hot Cocoa Today!

Courtesy of me ;-)

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One of the Reasons I Miss LA!!

Yesterday, December 13th in Los Angeles, CA the temperature topped near 70 degrees and today, the low was 49 with a high at 69. I so envy that warmer temperature right now.

I am fully aware that Los Angeles isn't the only warm weather climate in the winter months but it is the one that I relate to personally. I used to live in Los Angeles, a few years back and my first visit there was the day after Christmas, December 2005. Imagine, going from cold, blistery Indianapolis, weather to rolling up La Cienega Blvd, seeing people with their convertible tops down.....ohhhh refreshing :)

Anyway, Reese Witherspoon inspired my LA post today by what she wore yesterday. If I was in LA, I would probably definitely be in a cardigan and skirt too, probably a platform sandal or wedge peep toed boot though and yes, keep the shopping bags, of course. Melrose, here I come!! What do you think of her look?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Drive Safely!

Winter time in Indianapolis! A ditched car near 71st and Georgetown!

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Boutique Feature of the Month: got SOLE?

got Sole? is a premium sneaker and streetwear boutique that has been providing the freshest product to Napaliens since 2007. I discovered this store in 2008 and I can say that I have witnessed them consistently grow since my discovery.


This shop is the Notable Styles and More Boutique Feature for the Month of December and you must travel to Broad Ripple (Indianapolis), IN to see why they are so worthy. From Nooka and Casio wristwear, to exclusive sneaks, to offering 10.Deep, Stussy, Play Cloths, other streetwear brands and even their own signature product to the fashionable guys and gals, are just only a portion of the reason got Sole? has plenty of soul!!

Find them online here or contact them for phone orders and/or their address at 317.466.1173.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fashion and Style Is Not Just About The Physical!

There are two things that I would like to touch on this Sunday morning. The first being, we are almost into winter, but at stores and boutiques around the world, the Spring 2011 product will slowly begin to arrive. The Spring 2011 runway looks have been published since September 2010. And the Fall 2011 apparel will be viewed February 2011 in a couple of months at Mercedez Benz Fashion Week. Point, we are living in the winter season but fashion is not dictated by the current season. Meaning, you can shop and stock for an upcoming season if you see something that you like, it almost makes sense to.

The second thing I would like to stress is that fashion is not just ALL about appearance. Yes, it is one of the first things people notice when they meet you and the quality and care of your garments and shoes is important. But there are also eco friendly fashions that are environmentally sound and there are fashions that promote positive causes in their mottos, campaigns (Keep A Child Alive), insignias and logos. With that being said, fashion is definitely an integral element in promoting good causes and fashion is not solely about "How Do I Look"?




This sandal inspired every thought that I have written above. This Georgina Goodman shoe is SENSATIONAL!! I love the colors in it. I love the message this shoe is sending with the word "LOVE" and how it is crafted into the design. The beige and black wide striped stiletto heel is genius! I can tell that the area under your toes and ball of the foot is very well cushioned (for a comfortable wear) and the ankle strap gives the wearer that much more support to walk in this lovely shoe. I would give this shoe a PERFECT 10!

The price of this item used to be $920 but has been discounted to $386.20.

Do you love this shoe as much as I do?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

*New Music* Big Boi feat. Rick Ross, Fabo, and Bun B - Tangerine (Remix)!!

Download @BigBoi's New Single Tangerine (Remix) featuring Rick Ross, Fabolous & Bun B http://bit.ly/tangerinermxitunes

Source: Def Jam Records

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Friday, December 10, 2010

*New Music* Download Ron Isley's New Album!

Download @therealronisley's New Album "Mr. I" Featuring his hit single No More!!! http://bit.ly/ronisleymri

Source: Def Jam Records

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Denimology / Singer 22 Model Contest!!

Are you interested in modeling/blogging for Denimology? Would you like to try out the hottest denim styles before anyone else? Do you love denim? Then you should enter our Model Contest, which is being run in collaboration with online fashion retailer Singer22.com.

Follow this link for more information.
http://www.denimology.com/2010/12/denimology_singer_22_model_contest.php

GOOD LUCK!
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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Deal of the Day: Fingerless Gloves!

I, Notable Styles and More expert gives you permission to spend $3 per each pair on the pictured fingerless gloves in black and gray. These gloves are sourced from Forever 21 online and can come in handy when you want to keep your hands warm, but prefer your fingers free for typing, texting, mobile blogging, tweeting and facebooking.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

R. Lynda Indy Based Designer With National Appeal!!

R. Lynda is a fresh faced fashion designer, who has done more for the fashion industry scene in Indianapolis in a few years than most designers, that I have seen emerge from the corn state of Indiana.

I once worked as a style assistant back stage for a show that R. Lynda put on at the Embassy Suites, about 3 years ago. At that time. the wardrobe was based mostly off of her own possessions and fashionable pieces, alongside Berny Martin adding in a few pieces from his own personal collection.

Now, R. Lynda is in full fledged fashion designer mode presenting her own collection to Indianapolis as of last season, getting apparel placements on a top celebrity (Raven-Simone), her design is also featured on the cover of The Fashion Wrap Up Magazine December issue and she has recently launched her web boutique.

R. Lynda is making waves in the sea of fashion and has the talent and know-how to be successful at doing so.

R. Lynda's price points are very reasonable. Take a look below at some of my favorite pieces from her collection. Link in to her web store and see how many items that you may desire for yourself.




Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ladies and Gents Winterize Your Vehicles!!!



Today, I have included a few tips that I think will help you keep your vehicles in good shape throughout the winter. Please read and tke your car maintenance very seriously. See below for details.

  • Check your antifreeze
    Your antifreeze (the juice that goes in your radiator) is an essential part of your car's winter protection. Your car contains a 50/50 mix of water and antifreeze. 


  • **BONUS** Let your car warm up until the temperature gage reaches a normal temperature, before pulling off. This prevents engine damage.
    For more information on the article "Winter Auto Maintenance Checklist", follow this link.
     

    Monday, December 6, 2010

    Preview of Gossip Girl Looks From Tonights Episode!!

    Courtesy of images from the CW Network and the apparel rundown via InStyle.com, I present you with 3 of the looks from the Gossip Girl Episode which airs tonight, December 6th, 2010.

    View the pictures below of Blair, Juliet and Serena in the latest, freshest, Fall fashions!! Tune in to the CW at 9pm ET, to watch the show, where there will be more fashions and more night-time soapy drama, if you like that kind of thing ;-)

    Blair: Dries van Noten top, Ulla Johnson skirt, Hue tights, 
    Alex Woo necklace.

    Juliet: ALC dress, Hue tights, Manolo Blahnik boots.

    Serena: Salvatore Ferragamo top, Vince pants, Roberto del Carlo boots, 
    Oscar de la Renta necklace, Low Luv rings.

    Sunday, December 5, 2010

    Proof I Set Trends, Not Follow Them!!

    On April 8th, 2010 I blogged about a wonderful Balmain trench, that I went cuckoo for cocoa puffs over! Click here to read that article.

    On Friday, December 3rd, 2010 I happened to be reading the Necole Bitchie site and realized Monica wore the same trench to the Grammy nomination celebration. See picture below.


    Point being, I can style you in celebrity style and fashion without being told or taught how to do it. Give me a personal shopping try, by emailing your request to Nicole M., Notable Styles and More Personal Shopper
    View more links where I have selected a HOT item before a celebrity wore it!!
    Balmain Trench, Monica
    Chloe Sandal, Amerie
    Tracey Reese dress, Vanessa Minnillo

    The Simple Things!

    I was browsing through the Parasuco website, because I noticed they were a featured brand on the site, Beyond The Rack yesterday and for some reason I couldn't successfully enter the Beyond the Rack sale. So I decided to view the Parasuco site directly to see what has been going on with their line since, this past June.

    Below you will see only a top half of a look and I feel obligated to tell you why this look, inspired me. First of all, every single thing in this image is proportional and symmetrical. The way the hair hits the shoulders and even the models lean, tells a story.

    The shoulder pads are parallel to the shirt design. The shirt material near the pads are complimenting and accentuating the shoulder pads in a perfect way. No extra material, hanging over the shoulder or out of place in any way.

    I love the braided band around the hair look and the fact that it is not the same color of the shirt, just allows my inspiration to grow.

    I believe whomever styled this Parasuco look, knew what the Hell they were doing. And for that, I am grateful!


    She is totally, giving me hard core, edge, but with soft touched and I have to love the mix of both.  Ciao!!!

    Friday, December 3, 2010

    Jay-Z Will Celebrate His J-Day In Australia!!


    Jay-Z is currently travelling around Australia joining Irish rock band U2 on their tour, and Beyoncé has joined him so that she can be with him on his big day in the city of Melbourne. His birthday is December 4th, 1969.

    “Rap star Jay-Z is expected to throw himself a Big Pimpin Melbourne birthday bash this weekend,” reports Australian website news.com.au.

    To read more on this article follow this link.

    Source: Musicrooms.net

    Thursday, December 2, 2010

    Men Prepare For The Cold In Style!

    Greetings gentlemen, everywhere! If you live near the midwest to northeast coasts you are getting just a taste of what to expect for winter.

    And as your Notable Styles and More stylist I am obliged to get you started on how to prepare for the cold.

    This coat I have posted is just one way to keep warm and fly.

    The price is reduced to $199. Sizes avail are XS - XXL. And there are select sizes remaining in the black and gray check.

    If you would like to get more information or purchase this item, email, imnotonik@gmail.com.

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