May 2011 archive

TREND Report: wide-leg

Above: Bottega Veneta Resort 2012, Style.com; Chanel Resort 2012, Style.com; Sportmax Resort 2012, Style.com.  M Missoni patterned wide-leg pants, Net-a-Porter.com; J.Crew Irene orange linen wide-leg pant, Net-a-Porter.com;  Tucker printed silk blouse, Net-a-Porter.com; J.Crew striped jersey top, Net-a-Porter.com. While older generations may find the wide-leg trend evoking images of Janis Joplin and peace sign-wielding Vietnam protesters, […] Read more…

Women In Philanthropy’s Power Of The Purse

Last night I was lucky to attend the Women in Philanthropy’s Power of the Purse silent and live auction fundraiser. I want to thank Staci Rutherford from the Handbag Report for inviting me to the event. It was set atop one of the highest buildings in Columbia at the Capitol City Club. As the ladies […] Read more…

It Was Only A Matter Of Time…

Before someone was going to attempt to do Beyonce’s Run The World choreo. Break it down now! Found on BlackMediaScoop. * Don’t forget to enter in the Sproos Shop Hair Accessories Contest! Read more…

Sessilee Lopez For The Contributing Editor

I love this bright, tribal inspired editorial featuring Sessilee Lopez for The Contributing Editor. I twas edited by Andrew Mukamal, who some of you may remember from the Bravo show Kell on Earth. Check out the rest of the International Geographic editorial here and on my Tumblr. CREDITS: Photographed by Tetsuharu Kubota Fashion Editor: Andrew […] Read more…

Crafty Feast Features: Verabelle

This week’s Crafty Feast Features is spotlighting Verabelle, a crafty brand from Charlotte, NC that reworks vintage goods into incredibly unique items. Verabelle sells cute vintage apparel and shoes, hair accessories, and the cutest appliques so you can get your design on too. Maybe you prefer vintage housewares to vintage clothe? Try Verabelle’s Attic for […] Read more…

TREND Report: bright dresses

* Don’t forget to enter in the Sproos Shop Hair Accessories Contest! Above: Images from Style.com: Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 Runway, Haider Ackermann Spring 2011 Runway, DKNY Spring 2011 Runway.  DKNY Blue Eyelet-Detailed Dress,  Tibi One-Shoulder Silk Dress, Marcus Lupfer Rosette-Embellished Dress, Issa Cap-Sleeve Lace Dress. Read more…

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation

I have always wondered about the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation because I had heard some great things about this product for African-American skin. Here is a great review from Rose Anne Tang on how to apply the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation , how to make it look smooth and less cakey, and the […] Read more…

Of Note… Alexander Wang

  Alexander Wang is one of America’s hottest designators. At the age of 27, he has already mastered the art of designing cool garments with a sleek, sophisticated design edge that models, hipsters, fashion mavens, and the chic adore around the world. The downtown NYC  look is a staple of his main line Alexander Wang […] Read more…

Washington Roberts Spring/Summer 2011

Washington Roberts is back with his Spring/Summer 2011 collection. You may remember me writing about Washington Roberts in September. The collection is inspired by the movie Avatar. It also features sheer, textured fabrics and cutouts.  I am loving the feather accents and body conscious looks. There are also a few pairs of white pants in […] Read more…

Billion Dollar Babes Sales

  Use promo code FREESHIPMAY for free shipping now through 05/21. Thursday, 05/19: D6 Women’s Apparel, Emu Australia Sandals, Hermes Accessories Sunday, 05/22: Great 8 Blowout: Apparel from Torn, Literature Noir, Free People & more Monday, 05/23: Gifts for Dad: D6 Clothing, English Laundry, Sony Music, TAG Heuer, Avant-Garde Swimwear, Vintage Designer Watches (free shipping […] Read more…

TREND Report: pretty in prints

Above: Model images from Style.com. Missoni Spring 2011 RTW, Proenza Schouler Spring 2011 RTW.  Thread Social Flutter Paneled Romper, Shopbop.com; Tibi Paisley Chiffon Long Dress, Shopbop.com; Etro Printed Silk Shorts, Net-a-Porter.com; Diane von Furstenburg Layland Embellished Camisole, Net-a-Porter.com; Wayuu Taya Foundation Susu Bag, Shopbop.com; Chan Luu Multicolored Beaded Bracelet, Shopbop.com; Missoni Large Zigzag Ballet Flats, […] Read more…

WTF Barnes & Noble Censors Dossier Cover

Have y’all seen this? The new Dossier with everybody’s favorite androgynous model Andrej Pejic on the cover was censored in Barnes & Noble stores around the country. They never censor male chests ever, but they went and censored this one because Andrej looks too much like a woman. SMH! How do you feel about this? […] Read more…

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