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June 25, 2007
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Top Model Posts & Interviews
NYC FASHIONWEEK Posts
Silly Candy - Axe Supermarket Commercial
Silly Candy - Axe Commerical (French) - funny!
June 18, 2007
Hip Candy Style Verdicts
Hip Candy Fashion No No's
Hip Candy Cute, Not Cute
June 17, 2007
June 14, 2007
To date, Hip Candy's TWO MOST COMMENTED POSTS are:
The #2 most commented post with 34 comments (to date)
Hetero Men in Heels
And #1 most commented post with 54 comments (to date)
Did Jeffrey Cheat on Project Runway
My Project Runway entries gave this blog it's first introduction to a worldwide audience, as Hip Candy was named a top 10 finalist in the Project Runway Fan Blog Contest during Season 3. We didn't win, but the exposure from it was truly awesome!
June 13, 2007
And we've had some fun times haven't we? Wow. Great times... ok, let me stop before I get all emotional! Well if we're gonna go on a journey, we may as well start at the beginning. So check out a few of Hip Candy's "beginnings" below! More to come!
Very 1st Hip Candy Post
1st Post that's ALL ABOUT ME
Very 1st Style Verdict
2nd Post that's ALL ABOUT ME
Very 1st Cute, Not Cute
Very 1st Fashion No No
June 12, 2007
Shondrella Avery & Beyonce in H&M. Cute dress too, by the way. Go H&M!
Svetlana Metkina & Sienna Miller in Marchesa.
Kate Walsh & Marcia Cross in Thread Social. I'm loving this little yellow number.
Petra Nemcova & Michelle Rodriguez in Dolce & Gabbana.
Lindsay Lohan & Lily Allen in CHANEL.
June 11, 2007
Steve Madden "Leopard". The website wants you to go for exotic, but stay sweet with these ballet flats. I love 'em! They're really cute with skinny jeans, or anything in solid black, white, brown, tan, or even red! I have a similar pair that I purchased from here. But what do you think? Cute or not cute?
Steve Madden "Mystery" Wedge Sneaks. The website suggests you "elevate" yourself with these updated sneakers. Cute or not cute?
Monif is known for her debut during Olympus Fashion Week Fall 2005, and features on The View, BET's Rip The Runway, the Tyra Banks Show, and TLC's What Not To Wear, among others, Monif C. is bringing fashion to plus size consumers who would otherwise have no outlet to get their contemporary fashion fix. Monif's line of stylish plus size clothing can be purchased online at www.monifc.com, in specialty boutiques worldwide, and now live and in full color at the Monif C. Plus Sizes New York Boutique.
Monif successfully created the Curvy Girls Night Out, a New York City one-day shopping and pampering event held twice a year, she would get calls from customers asking for the opportunity to shop Monif C. year round in New York City. As a plus size woman herself, she understood the frustration of shopping in the New York City area. "I always wondered why in one of the fashion capitals in the world I could never find stylish plus size clothing. I am my customer, and I know that we are stylish, fashion-forward women that are on the go. We want to be able to come in, and buy a dress to wear to a special event later that evening. I wanted to provide women in the tri-state area and visiting tourists the convenience of shopping the Monif C. line."
Go to www.monifc.com to visit the site now!
June 8, 2007
I think that these are a cute look for summer. You could make it into a cute weekend look or a cool vacation look, it's just a neat, casual look to try when the temperatures are hot. The key to wearing short shorts is to go up a size. Or two. Or more. This'll give your shorts a more relaxed and easy fit instead of them being so exact. But I know that some of you still may not be sold, which is why I want to know what you really think about this look. Do you like it? Hate it? Don't care? Would you wear it? I wanna know your style verdict.
June 7, 2007
First, what I liked about the line. The price. There's something just so right about $7.98, $9.98, $14.98, and $19.98. I couldn't be mad about that. I also liked her striped tees, and her message tees. Cute. The peep toe canvas wedges were also nice and summery and they came in a variety of colors. And lastly, I tried on a pair of her brown trouser shorts. The fit was so spot on (and cute!) that I HAD to have them. I also think that the visuals that they have of her wearing the gear in the store are very good. But don't make the mistake of thinking that you are gonna look like she looks in a lot of it.
Which brings me to what I didn't much like about the line. Some of the pieces are cut small, similar to a true designer cut. Her jeans especially. I'm normally a size 6 sometimes an 8, but I had to go up to a size 12 in her ankle zip cropped jeans. But by the time I tried the size 12 on, the waist didn't fit me at all, so the jeans were a bust for me. I didn't try on any of the dresses or pants so I can't tell you about the fit of those with certainty, you'll just have to try those out for yourself. Overall, on a scale of 1 to 10, I'll give her line a good 6.5. It's not a bad first attempt. She loses points for cutting her jeans ridiculously small (I really wanted a pair..), and she gains points for doing a cute, although basic, low-priced line that's just in time for summer. That makes it easier to stock up on a lot of simple summer pieces for just a little money.
Click to check out a few looks from Bitten here.
June 6, 2007
I sometimes get an itch during the summer months to do something different with my hair. But I've had to learn (the hard way) not to try to things on my own, specifically hair color. Believe me, I have hair horror stories that I won't go into right now. But I am proud to say that my hair has come full circle, and it's in rather healthy shape now... and I'd like to keep it that way. So if you're like me, looking to maybe try something new for the summer without the threat of putting the harsh chemicals in your hair that most hair dyes and bleaches use, find some natural hair lightening alternatives to try out below.
Highlights - Olive Oil
Not only is olive oil a great hair conditioner, but it's also a great hair lightener. Just comb it through and let the sun do the rest of the work for you. It may take a few times before it takes and a few washes to get it all out afterwards, but your hair will be nicely moisturized and beautifully sun-kissed!
Highlights - Lighten With Lemons
Lemon juice + the sun = highlights! This is great for people who are already blonde and just wanna lighten up. If your hair is very dark, like dark brown or black, careful, the lemon juice mixture can give you a reddish hue, so I would do a strand test first. Just add 1/4 cup of lemon juice to 3/4 cup of water, put it in a spray bottle and spritz it on your hair - but NOT on your scalp. Then let the sun hit it or either zap it with the blow dryer and watch your highlights unfold.
Highlights - Chamomile Tea
Here's a natural way to bring golden highlights to your hair! All you have to do is boil a pot of chamomile tea and let it cool. Rinse your freshly washed and conditioned hair in the brew and relax in the sun. If you want to go lighter, then do it everyday for a week.
Highlights - Spray-In Lighteners
Spray-on products, like Sun-In Spray-In Hair Lightener, is another easy alternative. I've used these before, and they basically use the same lemon juice and water mixture, so use similar caution if you have darker hair. As the name suggests, you spray it on your hair and can either sit out in the sun for it to work its magic, or use the heat of a blow-dryer. The more Sun-In you spray on, the lighter your hair will turn. Or the redder. It all depends on how dark your hair is.
June 4, 2007
Halter Pantsuit with Cutout Bodice - $128.00
Description: Pantsuit with self-tie halter neckline, shiny gold hardware on straps, center ring and sexy cutout bodice.
When I first saw this on the Arden B. site, my first thought was that they couldn't be serious. I mean, what are the designers over there thinking? That this is cute? That somebody would actually pay $128 for it? That someone would actually wear it somewhere? But then I got to thinking a little deeper. You know who this outfut would be perfect for, seriously? A magician's assistant. Yeah. Somebody who's sole purpose is to go out on stage and be placed in a box on a nightly basis to be "sawed in half" for an audience of about 8 people at one of those tiny small town casinos you've never heard of. This outfit is perfect for that.
See? That's called focusing on the positive.
June 2, 2007
June 1, 2007
Patricia Field, famed costume designer from "Sex & The City" has put together some outstandingly enviable looks over the course of that critically acclaimed show. Which is why the way she dresses is such an enigma.
It's like this particular hairdresser I use to frequent in the hood years ago. This hairdresser's hair would ALWAYS look TORE UP. Always. But she used to do the BEST HAIR in the whole place. When she finished my hair, it would be so bouncy and full of body, I swear I could have done the slow motion, "swing your hair" scenes in any hair commercial after leaving that salon. Hard to figure, right? Well I think Patricia Field suffers from a similar type of syndrome. She can style OTHER PEOPLE like nobody's business. But she is a complete mess whenever she has to dress herself. Like in the pic above, she's attending a New York City Opera benefit with a multicolored, fringed and belted strapless minidress (that's "this close" to showing off her lady parts) with black bondage-style shoes.
It's just not right.