Thursday, July 31, 2008

Raise HELLZ with a Sample Sale :O)

One of my new FAV Cali brands -- HELLZ BELLZ-- is having a SAMPLE SALE this weekend in...unfortunately I will be prepping/shooting Friday & Saturday...but maybe if I cross my fingers and do a little dance there will still be goodies on Sunday???!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Morning YUMMINESS....

Nelly for Sean John Underwear... can we please have a moment of silence...

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

TopShop x NYC = the anticipation is building!

TopShop NYC is coming in October -- ahhhhhh can't wait! For those who may not know what TopShop is, here's the rundown: TopShop is theeee "it boutique" in London...all the celebs shop there when they are in town (i.e. Beyonce, Kate Moss, V. Beckham, name it they've probably shopped there!) and now it is making it's way over to the good ole' U.S. of A. Of course I'm reeling with excitement -- so excited that I go on their webstore ( almost weekly to see what's new over in London! Their fall/autumn collection is in and here are a few of my favs:

And look who we have here sitting pretty in the middle?! None other than one of Italia VOGUE's cover models for the "All Black Issue" -- JORDAN DUNN :o)
You ALWAYS need a fun, little black dress-
I don't know if you're like me, but I don't own a pair of plain black heels -- and I think this is the closest I would ever come!

You can never have to many coats!
Perfect with a "little black dress" to add some color!
Ruffles are very big for fall!
Simple, yet cute...

LOoooveeee these little numbers...

You can always use a festive clutch bag to dress up an outfit!Diamonds on my on my wrist :o)

Military style...
Gives you a little lovely, lady lumps in those hips...

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Absolutely nothing to do with fashion...well maybe...

"Obstacles serve a purpose: they give us a chance to show how badly we want something"
-R.I.P. Randy Pausch-

Friday, July 25, 2008

Amerie x Cazal = FABNESS

Happy Friday! So I've gotten a few emails about AMERIE'S new promo pics, in which I must say she looks FAB! My friends and I have a special place in our hearts for Amerie because she's one of the few starlets that actually went to college! Not that we're knocking anyone who didn't take that route, but we always felt that Amerie could relate to all our joys & struggles in those long 4+ years! I don't think people give Amerie her due respect....she's an excellent songwriter, she's

very consistent and she's a CAPRICORN (like myself) and who didn't LOVE "Why Don't We Fall in Love"?!?!

The question at hand was where on earth did Amerie get her "stunna shades"???

**SIDEBAR** -- her hair and makeup are FLAWLESS!

Amerie is rocking a pair of VINTAGE CAZALS! Now my "old heads" may remember these from back in the 70s and 80s -- RUN DMC made them famous in the hip-hop world...

(pictured here at an event in June 2008)

While I couldn't find the exact pair Amerie has on...I found some GREAT options:


You can change the lenses to make them darker or lighter depending on your mood!

At -- we have:

These are $250 "Claw Money" Shades and they also come in: GREEN, ORANGE and RED.

Another site that had Vintage Cazals is:


Aaliyah in CAZALS with "him" in the background -- very interesting title with that trial and all...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

"It's been a long time..I shouldn't have left..."

Hey all! So I've been away for awhile on a small vacation to North Carolina -- go TAR HEELS! Wahhh hoooo :o) Anywho...I was very happy to see my inbox nice and full with LOVE! I'll start with a question from LATOYA in NYC:

"Can you tell me where to find this jumper that Mashonda has on at the Fabulosity event? Also, if you can let me know where I can find an inexpensive replica?"

Of course I'm very biased when it comes to Mashonda because we share the same name (different spelling!) And for Toya..I know this print from a mile away...its DVF!!! For starters theres no replicating my girl DVF, shes one of a kind and a "friend in my head"! Not only are PRINTED ROMPERS very cute..they can be glammed up for a night out and when you some comfy, gladiator sandals and you're transformed into laidback fabulousness in minutes!

Mashonda is wearing the DVF Romper and it can be found at INTERMIX for $255

NOT that into shorts?? DVF has you so covered with this identical shirt dress...

My "Style Spies" found other options at both Zara & Loehmans on sale...
On the net we have...
At (my fav London store)...we have this girly look for $64.89!
Add a pair of colorful wedges to set this black & white combo by Karen Zambo off the right way! It's $250 at
T-Bags has a colorful romper at for $90...

Saturday, July 12, 2008


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More "Cheap Thrills"....

J. HUDSON in her much talked about album cover...rocking an $36.00 AMERICAN APPAREL DRESS and looking quite FAB doing so...

MY thoughts on the drama...... JENNIFER HUDSON is NOT the first celeb to ever ... "nip & tucked" her photos ... i.s Tyra...J.Lo...Kimora....Mariah...Beyonce....Cher...Madonna...Oprah...and list goes on and on...its really not that big of a deal....and how do we know she just doesn't have on a bangin' girdle!!! And in the words of KIMORA LEE SIMMONS "The world is photoshopped--get over it!"

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Solange in TARGET (pronouced -tarrrrr --- jayyyy-)!!

I've kinda become intrigued by Solange recently...I LOVE the new video...makes me want to get my girls together and do synchronized dance moves in sparkly dresses! On the fashion tip, I think Solange has really come into her own style and it's very cute! So it's only natural that during the ESSENCE Music Fest in New Orleans this weekend...I was on "Solange Lookout"...I fell in LOVE with this look:
She's cute, stylish and she looks very comfortable! So let's fast forward -- I'm in TARGET last night perusing the new goods --sidebar: TARGET has some EXTREMELY cute and COST-FRIENDLY items right now! -- okay...and lo and behold I spot Solange's skirt! So of course I think I'm tripping because sometimes I just assume celebs are "too good" for Target, but clearly I was wrong! Here it is for $29.99 at Target (and if it isn't Target..then someone owes somewone A LOT of money for bootlegging!!)! But of course her shoes, top and belt make up for her less than $30 skirt :o) Can't wait to wear mine and put my own spin on it!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

My FAV Twin....

Jamila from North Carolina asks:

"I saw TIA MOWRY in a dress at the premiere for Hancock -- can you tell me who its by?"

My fav twin -- I'm only biased because I LOVE The by Ports 1961 --

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Naomi Campbell for YSL and Linda Evangelista for Prada....

FASHIONOLOGIE.COM ... has a couple of images of some VERY exciting ad campaigns for the fall! We have Naomi in her 'I dream of genie sequin pants' -AND- a 'startled, chic' Linda Evangelista for Prada! Can't wait to see the rest of these...the reign of the ORIGINAL SUPERMODELS is in full force! WORK it LADIES!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

More Christian Dior Shoe Obsessions...

If you didn't know...I'm a "shoe girl"...and this fall I think I'm going to be going CRAZY over my favorite Christian's --- LOUBOUTIN & DIOR...check out this beauties from Paris Fashion Week...designed by my fav John --GALLIANO!

I think I'm in LOVE....

Toya x Late Boots...

Check out my homegirl Toya -- owner of the soon-to-be-launched shopping heaven, ChrisLeeAnn Boutique--posing with super-chic, Marquis of and also an aspiring Creative Director....

He and his friends have this really cute blog about their adventures in NYC... check it out!