I remember the very first time I saw a picture of Shala Monroque. I didn’t know much about her except that she was black, fierce, wearing cute kitten heels, and was featured on Tommy Ton’s siteJak and Jil which meant that she was somebody. As a matter of fact, the caption under her photo read in all caps, “KEEP YOUR EYES WIDE OPEN FOR SHALA MONROQUE. SHE’S ONE TO WATCH.” From there I knew I would be seeing more of her, for when Tommy Ton’s camera deems you a fashion star…you are a STAR!
Photo by Tommy Ton of Jak & Jill for Style.com.
YESTERDAY ANNA DELLO RUSSO HAD ASKED ME IF I’D LIKE TO JOIN HER AT HER SUITE AT THE RITZ AS SHE GOT READY FOR THE MASQUERADE BALL CELEBRATING VOGUE PARIS’ 90TH ANNIVERSARY. I THOUGHT WHY NOT AND I COULD NEVER SAY NO TO ANNA OF COURSE. IT’S NO SURPRISE THAT WHEN ANNA HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO DRESS UP, SHE WILL GO ALL OUT. FUNNILY ENOUGH, INSTEAD OF THE TAKING THE PREDICTABLE BORING ROUTE LIKE MOST PEOPLE DO WHEN THEY’RE INVITED TO A MASQUERADE BALL, ANNA WENT TO HER FRIEND, PETER DUNDAS, AND ASKED HIM TO CUSTOM DESIGN HER AN EXTRAVAGANT PUCCI BALL GOWN TO WEAR. TO MAKE THINGS EVEN MORE OVER THE TOP, SHE REQUESTED THE FEATHERED HEADPIECE FROM GARETH PUGH TO TOP OFF HER LACE MASK AND WHITE WIG. SHE TOLD ME HER INSPIRATION WAS LADY GAGA FOR THIS LOOK. I JUST HAVE TO SAY THANK GOD ANNA HAS FUN WITH FASHION BECAUSE SERIOUSLY WHO STILL DOES? ADR FOREVER!!!
UPDATE: Speaking of shoes, check out this Stuart Weitzman contest!
Stuart Weitzman’s Twitter Contest – Have your Caller ID read Stuart Weitzman
Enter for Chance to Receive Phone Call from Designer Stuart Weitzman Himself
Ever wonder what Stuart Weitzman likes to chat about on his cell, one lucky twitter follower of Stuart Weitzman
will get the opportunity to find out by receiving a phone call from the designer himself on Thursday 6/17.
To enter contest follower will just have to retweet the below message:
RT @Stuart_Weitzman for chance to get phone call from Stuart himself this Thurs. 1 lucky follower will be named Wed.
A winner will be chosen at random by the Stuart Weitzman Press Office.
The contest starts today Monday 6/14 with winner announced on Wednesday 6/16 via Stuart Weitzman’s twitter page.
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Photo from jak and jil.