June 2010 archive

Bad Bish

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Lady Gaga as a man in Vogue Hommes Japan
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Aren’t These Shoes Just Too Cute?!

Descriptions and pictures from Go Jane.

Stud embellished leatherette caged peep toe heel with an exposed zipper closure at the center front. Finished with another zipper closure at the center back. Heel height: 4.5 inches. Women’s whole & half sizes. All Man Made Material. Imported. Comes in Black or Navy.
 Multi color snake print strappy front platform heel. Slingback ankle strap with buckle closure. Heel height: 5 inches. Women’s whole & half sizes. All Man Made Material. Imported. Comes in Beige or Black. 

Don’t forget to enter in the E.L.F. Mini Makeup Collection Contest! It ends Friday!

Guest Post:Tajmiah

Don’t forget to enter in the E.L.F. Mini Makeup Collection Contest! It ends Friday!  

I sent the word out on Twitter that I was looking for guest bloggers. The lovely Tajmiah was gracious enough to write this guest post for me. Thanks!

I love clothes. The feel, scent, vibrant colors, way things can be matched and mixed and matched again fuel my passion. I only have one issue, I am a 20. No, I’m not 20 years old. I wear a size 20. Why is that an issue? Well it would not be except that on a scale that begins with a 00 the most luxurious styles are reserved for the lower sizes. It leaves my size 20 at a disadvantage. I have come to realize that this is not an attack on my character, but a lack of passion for full-figured fashion in the fashion industry. Instead my own passion must emerge with creativity and innovation to pull my look together. I applaud Lane Bryant and Ashley Stewart for their efforts to meet the full-figured woman’s need for stylish clothing, although you are bound to run into someone with the same idea, I give them an A for effort. Designers such as Monif C. and Jibri are excellent for full-figured fashion and boutiques like Curvysta, in Atlanta, are havens for full-figured women looking for fully-fabulous clothes. Do not let someone else’s lack of appreciation determine how much you appreciate yourself. Love from the inside out will show regardless of your size, and in my case it definitely shows through my clothes.

E.L.F. Mini Makeup Collection Contest

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Today I am giving away a Mini Makeup Collection Kit worth $15 from E.L.F cosmetics. Thank you Eyes Lips and Face Cosmetics for giving me the item to giveaway. You can also purchase this item and more at the here.
This is what you will be getting!


The convenient makeup collection for eyes, lips and face that allows you to be your own makeup artist whenever, wherever. A great value for any makeup lover!! •An all-in-one compact including the must have makeup essentials, in mini, medium and large sizes! Create any look that reflects your personal style The small sleek design is great for on the go beauty touchups 27 Pc Mini Includes: 9 eyeshadow shades, 1 cream eyeshadow shade, 1 blush, 1 bronzer, 10 lip gloss shades, 1 brow powder, 1 eye liner pencil, 1 dual ended eyeshadow applicator and brush, 1 face brush and 1 lip brush.
*All you have to do to enter is type in the comment section below “Yay Makeup!” and your email address.*
Contest ends Friday 11:59 PM EST.

Billion Dollar Babes

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This week at Billion Dollar Babes!

 Monday 6/28: CHANEL Vintage Handbags, Ingwa; Melero seen on Entourage, Nautica Swimwear
Tuesday 6/29: High Fashion Crime Scenes, Single, Skagen Watches
Wednesday 6/30: Styles Inspired by Twilight Eclipse
Thursday 7/1: Demitasse Jewelry seen on Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi & Gail Simmons, Sweet Pea, Swiss Legend
Friday 7/2: JLee Silver, Kelly Nishimoto

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Who Knew?!?!?

Who knew?!?!? Who knew?!?!? You guys are going to love Viva La Qbee’s new video if you love accessories. She found banging accessories in two popular stores that shoppers flock to for completely different items.  I will totally be stopping by these stores shortly. Watch the video and be amazed.

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TFAS Interviews: FFS COLUMBIA!

I was able to interview Alicia from FFS in Columbia, SC. I was happy that she wanted to do this. I hope you all like this interview.

What is FFS, and how did you decide to start a company like this in Columbia, SC? We aren’t really known for being a fashion capitol.


FFS began as Fortress Fashion Shows. I put on my first show at the South Carolina State Museum to raise funds for 2 of my favorite charities, and had over 300 people in attendance and participation. After the show, the models continued to call and email, requesting help with their modeling careers as there aren’t a lot of options in South Carolina and they enjoyed working with our team. This birthed FFS Model and Talent Agency which now humbly boasts 65 models signed to our talent roster.

 
What services does FFS offer the modeling / entertainment community?


Fortress Fashion Shows offers the community another option for fun trendy entertainment. There are a handful of reputable fashion event planners in Columbia and we are just proud to be one of them. Our fashion shows are a way for people to meet, exchange contacts, have fun, purchase trendy merchandise from great vendors, and see our models in action on the runway.

 
FFS Model and Talent Agency offers aspiring and current models an opportunity to practice their craft in a safe and creative environment. Many of our models have come to us with horror stories such as:“eye candy” agencies, adult or night club promoters masquerading as modeling agencies, “modeling farms” that charge the models hundreds of dollars up front for photos and instruction and the models never book a single job with those agencies or even hear from them again after paying their money.

 
We pride ourselves on offering necessary services at extremely reasonable rates, and actually booking our models paying assignments in the Southeast. Taking a lot of pictures is fun, but it doesn’t pay the bills. Our models are carefully trained, well equipped, and given lots of one on one attention. My models can reach me directly any time day or night.

 
Your company produces fashion shows. How many do you usually do a year, and do you invite the public?


We have at least 4 fashion shows per year on our calendar (1 per quarter). We do invite the public as well as the friends and family of the models. We encourage anyone interested in fashion to attend our shows to learn about modeling agencies and fashion shows on a local level. We also encourage the general public to attend as a fun and relaxing form of recreation in Columbia SC.

 
What do you think about the fashion community in Columbia and South Carolina?


My personal and professional opinion is that it is very divided. I believe there are some wonderfully talented people in this state that love fashion. I also believe that due to a few bad apples, we have become territorial and afraid to unite together for projects and events. If some of the brilliant fashion designers, organizers, planners, photographers, MUA’s, boutiques, vendors, etc got together and really worked as a team, we could have a fashion presence in SC that would make major metropolitan areas envious of us. I think Columbia has a long way to go as far as unity, but I do believe we have a fantastic abundance of talented beings in Columbia.  

 
As far as the rest of the state, I believe the trendsetter has got to be Charleston! Ayoka Lucas and Charleston Fashion Week are truly South Carolina’s claim to fame in the fashion world. They give Columbia something to strive for and admire.

 
I know you are having auditions and a makeup workshop soon. When is that, and how can people that are interested in modeling or are looking for an agent get in contact with you?


We are having an open modeling call this Saturday on June 26th, 2010 at 1pm at the Sleep Inn on East Exchange Blvd off of Garners Ferry Road and a Makeup Application Workshop (taught by Make Me over Eb’s Ebony Looney) that same day and location at 12 noon. Anyone that is interested in participating in either event may contact us through our website: http://www.ffsmodelandtalentagency.info or by phone: 803 7287997 or by email: Alicia@ffsmodelandtalentagency.info.

 
Thanks for the interview.


Thank you so much! I appreciate you taking the time to do so! Have a wonderful day!

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Someone Needs A Cup O’ STFU!

From The Cut:

Rihanna’s Stylist Suggests Christina Aguilera’s Look Is More Rihanna Than Lady Gaga

Mariel Haenn on Christina Aguilera’s comeback look: “Seeing stuff — the black patent leather, the tutus and the spikes — reminds me of Rihanna more than Gaga.” But what about her revolutionary flashing vagina heart? Where does that come from, hmmm? [NYDN]
I am so sick of all of this. Nobody is original anymore and everyone is original in their own way if that makes any sense at all.  I love all three, but in these pictures above, they look a hot mess. Over it!
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Bad Bish

V Magazine Launches Its First Foreign Edition With Adriana Lima On The Cover Of V Spain

V Magazine‘s first foreign edition inaugurates V Spain with supermodel Adriana Lima on the Mario Sorrenti-shot cover of their “The Sexy Body Issue.” The issue will hit newsstands on June 22nd.
She JUST had a baby! WOW!
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Versace Wants You To Win!

Versace is offering one lucky fashion addict a $2500 shopping spree to celebrate the arrival of their Fall Winter 2010 collection in boutiques. The collection plays with texture, including leather gloves, pants and skirts that add a sultry edge to any wardrobe. With pieces in classic black, cobalt blue, poppy and dashes of chrome, there are endless options to vamp up your look when the temperature drops. 

Enter to win this exclusive prize at http://kit.versacemusthaves.com (contest open to US residents only).

 

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Givenchy Is Making Couture Even More Exclusive

Follow Fellow Fashion Blogger @Gabifresh on Twitter Please. 
She is trying to win the MTV TJ Contest!

From The Cut:

Exciting reminder: The fall 2010 couture collections begin July 5, which is only two weeks from today! And a little bit of a downer, but easy to get over once you understand the reasoning: Givenchy won’t show its couture collection on the runway. Also, their new collection will only consist of ten looks, less than half of the label’s spring 2010 couture collection, which included 22 looks, described by Suzy Menkes as “a wild rave of evening clothes.” Instead, the label will invite editors and clients to view the collection — which will include no black, Tisci says — in private appointments beginning July 6, held in a fabulous eighteenth-century townhouse on the Place Vendôme in Paris.

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This actually makes total sense. Actually this is like the old school way of showing clothes and couture. As much as I would love to see a fashion show, I am pretty sure Style.com will have the pics up in no time.


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There Is A First Time For Everything

Soooo this year I am trying to do things differently, or do things outside of my comfort zone. I met new people, went to Charleston Fashion Week, wore bracelets even though I barely wear jewelery, let my arms hang free, called an embattled CEO and over the weekend….. I ate sushi. I hate the smell and taste of fish. If I eat seafood, it has to be cooked crab and shrimp, but I tried sushi and it was great. I even went back a second time. Go me! My friend Khali and I went to Miyo’s after driving around Columbia, only to find every other sushi spot closed.  I had the Godzilla (rice, seaweed,crab, all fried tempura style) and the Mermaid (rice,seaweed,crab,salmon,shrimp, and cream cheese). It was good. Even though I love the Godzilla, it was just too big. The Mermaid was smaller, and the cream cheese gave it a very interesting taste. I just need to get over the texture issue and learn how to use some chopsticks. Now take a look at my shoddy camera phone skills. Actually I like this photo. It is kind of grainy though.


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Resort 2011-Lanvin

This is the final Resort 2011 review.
Alber Elbaz really knows what to do with color, shape, and draping. He is another designer that somehow knows what women want. If I had the funds, I would buy every piece from the resort collection. It was just that amazing to me.  The draping reminded me of of a Grecian Goddess on vacation, and the shoes that where mixed and matched with one another is totally something I would not only do but have done before. All of those platform wedges are to die for. Rachel Zoe is probably dying in the arms of Brad right now as we speak. There were 40 pictures to choose from on Style.com. It was really hard deciding what to show on the blog since I loved all of it. I didn’t even post all of the beautiful Lanvin swimsuits. Don’t forget to go to Style.com and check out the other Resort 2011 collections.

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Save Your Coins Part Deux

Stuart Weitzman PR sent me some more pics from their Fall 2010 collection. This time they feature fur.  If you are a fur lover, these are for you.

 


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Resort 2011-Cynthia Rowley

So I wrote about Chloe Sevingy for Opening Ceremony Resort 2011 way back into last week or so. After that, the other shows came out one by one and then they had the menswear shows in Milan over the weekend. I am slack. I know. Forgive me. I will post this week about the shows I liked the most.

 First up is Cynthia Rowley. The clothes were cute, fun, colorful, and quirky. I really liked how beautiful and feminine the clothes were. She always makes clothes fit for a lady. I need those blue strappy heels in my life. There was also a big use of shapes and textures in her clothes. That totally kept things interesting. Photos from Style.com.
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Save Your Coins For The Fall

I don’t know the prices for these boots, but they are hot! Combat boots are on trend for the fall, so stock up when you see a pair.

 stuart weitzman fall 2010
stuart weitzman fall 2010

Stuart Weitzman Fall 2010 – Combat Boots
Ready for Combat
Combat-inspired boots make a tough comeback in our over-the-knee and ankle boots.
 

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Noemie’s Back!

 

 


We’re so happy to learn French model Noemie Lenoir is back to work after what appeared to be a suicide attempt last month. 

Not only will you see the gorgeous 30-year-old model in a romantic spread in the July issue of Elle (see it here), but Lenoir’s agent also told StyleList that she recently shot a Willy Van Der Perr-photographed, Katie Grand-styled spread for Russian Vogue’s September issue alongside curvy beauties Ana Beatriz Barros, Alessandra Ambrosio, and ’90s model Claudia Mason. (See a few behind-the-scenes images on Elite’s blog).

Fans will also see Lenoir in a future issue of i-D in a spread about the 50 hottest designers of the moment, which was also shot in London recently.

Welcome back, Noemie!

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Color Story: Coral

Coral is another one of those colors, like teal, that goes with every skin tone. I think this color is going to be my next nail polish color. This color is so fun and cool to wear. Literally. It isn’t hot and bulky like dark colors, but light and airy. I love that companies are using this color in jewelry, pants, shirts, dresses, and just about everything else that you can imagine. Stock up on this color.

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