May 31, 2008

I Promise I'm Not Purposely Looking For Jumpsuits...


 These things are just everywhere!  This one that Amerie is wearing looks real similar to this one posted here previously.  What in the world is the deal with these things??  Did I miss this fast, emerging jumpsuit trend on the runways? Maybe I didn't pay close enough attention.  Anyhoo, click here if you'd like to see additional posts on this jumpsuit trend right here on Hip Candy.

May 30, 2008

Style Verdict: Jumpsuit #5137


Ok, ok... so we haven't seen that many jumpsuits here on Hip Candy, but we've seen our fair share of them, that's for sure.  Everybody was showing up wearing different jumpsuit styles for a minute there! But this latest one, I have to admit, I don't mind as much as the previous ones posted.  It has a wonderfully tailored quality to it, which makes it fall nicely, and it has pockets!  Love that.  You could also style this jumpsuit with a lightweight button-up blouse and menswear tie for a "power suit" type look, or pairing it with a nice frilly ruffled blouse would also complement it, I think.  But that's just my opinion.  I wanna know what you think about it.  Do you like it?  Hate it?  Don't care?  Would you wear it?  I wanna know your style verdict.


Actress Malin Akerman wore this jumpsuit (is it CHANEL?) to the opening of the CHANEL Boutique on Robertson Blvd. on May 29, 2008 in Beverly Hills.

Spotted Out: Keisha and Christina...


Keisha Whitaker and Christina Milian attended the Kari Feinstein MTV Movie Awards Style Lounge and the Palm Centro Style Lounge on May 29, 2008 in Los Angeles.  How cute are they together?  They could pass for big sister, little sister.



This is a cute look on Christina.


These Jimmy Choo "Kat" sunglasses on Keisha are NOT CUTE.


But the freshface and natural makeup on her is beautiful.  Fab.

May 29, 2008

Do Not Attempt To Adjust Your Screen.


Because it's not your computer screen, it's the psychedelic colors on Tracee's dress. These two colors are close to impossible to combine successfully and should not, I repeat, should not be attempted unless you are a skilled professional.  Imagine yourself trying to chat her up at the party while trying not to look directly at her dress.  It's hard to focus on it for even a few seconds without getting cross-eyed!  She could seriously blind anyone who came within a few feet of her with this wacky color combination.  And that just wouldn't be cool at a swank Hollywood party.


Tracee Ellis Ross and all her eye-popping brightness attended the opening of the CHANEL boutique on Robertson Blvd. in Beverly Hills on May 29, 2008.

May 28, 2008

Tyra Covers The New York Times Magazine...


I'm loving this cover pic of Tyra for some reason.  

This Sunday, curvy Tyra Banks is the cover girl, and inside there's a profile written by editor at large Lynn Hirschberg that follows the life of the former model who is turning herself into a brand. 

The  New York Times profile mainly follows her through her responsibilities behind her shows, including "America's Next Top Model," "The Tyra Banks Show." Banks talks about her early modeling days, relating how her agency made a list titled, ''designers who will not book Tyra because of hips and breasts." But now Banks appears more concerned with her role as a brand: "Like her hero, Martha Stewart, Banks wants, most of all, for her name to immediately suggest a distinct point of view," writes Hirschberg. "Her brand, like her trademark 'tough but still smiling' smile, is consistent in all her shows: serious about the frivolous; empathetic and empowering, and always, always aimed at young women, across all races. It's girly TV with a punch." 

Turning herself into a brand. A smart move and fab look on her.

Source: WWD

May 27, 2008

Pics From The Sex And The City Premiere in NYC...

The "Sex and the City" movie premiere was held earlier in New York City on May 27, 2008 at Radio City Music Hall.  The movie opens this weekend!  And the original motion picture soundtrack from the movie is available NOW!  Got a little Jennifer Hudson on it, Fergie, India Arie, Al Green with Joss Stone.  Nice.  A few pics from the pink carpet event below:







LL Signs On To Launch A Hip Hop Brand At Sears.


LL Cool J is launching a brand called "LL Cool J for Sears".  I know, clever, right? I'm an LL fan (and he's smokin' in that pic..) but he could have come up with something better than "LL Cool J For Sears" IMO.  Anyhoo, His collection will be a collection of casual wear for juniors, young men's, girls, and boys, and it's gonna roll out to 450 of Sears 90 stores in September and could generate as much as $100 million to $150 million in its first year, sources said.

LL Cool J knows about women's apparel, the hip-hop artist insists he's had plenty of experience. "I was raised by a matriarch, I have a wife and three daughters, so I know what women are looking for when they shop for clothes," he said. "My main concern with juniors is to make sure the fit is right. The fabrics have to feel nice on a woman's body, but sizing and fit are very important. I know that if she comes in, puts it on and it doesn't fit, she won't come back. Clothes have to make a woman feel good, relaxed and sexy. We are going to be constantly looking at fine-tuning the fit and we'll get it right."

There will be a major marketing push behind the LL Cool J brand as well, both in print and TV.  The ads will feature LL Cool J himself, along with his family — his wife, Simone, son Najee and daughters Italia, Samaria and Nina. The idea, the rapper said, is to bring the brand to the whole family by showcasing his own family in the campaign. In addition, LL Cool J said he will be working on more ways to give customers access to him, by holding in-store contests where a shopper can win a chance to hang with him in the studio or on the set of a video.





Is LL on the right track? What do ya'll think?



Source: WWD

May 25, 2008

Are You Wearing... HAMMER PANTS?!


Note to actress Amaia Salamanca: You really shouldn't be looking so pleased with yourself.  This Hammer Pants look is NOT OK.  No ma'am.  Absolutely not.  And even though I owned a similar black pair back in the day, this wasn't hot then, and it's certainly not hot now.  Let's put a stop to this madness before it even starts.  For real.

*UPDATE*
Ok, so umm... I totally own a pair of these now. Purchased a knit pair about a year ago, so... yeah.

May 23, 2008

Have A Great Holiday Weekend!

And let's not forget to take time to reflect and commemorate the U.S. men and women who have died in military service to our country this Memorial Day.

Now, I'm gonna leave you with the latest "Raiders of the Lost Ark"  movie trailer (it's the 4th one, right?) which opened in theaters on May 22nd.  Looks fun enough.  I'll probably see it this weekend, because "Sex and the City" opens next weekend, so needless to say, I'll be having a "girls weekend" next weekend with "Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha".  

May 22, 2008

That's Some Dress...


Actress Natalie Portman wore this dress (such stunning workmanship!  A near work of art! Who makes it?) to amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2008 benefit held at Le Moulin de Mougins during the 61st International Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2008 in Cannes, France.

*Update*
Got it!  Shomore from The Shoe Blog revealed the designer of this dress to be Givenchy!  Love it.

May 21, 2008

Supermodels Think They Can Wear Anything...

This extreme sheerness is NOT ok Eva.

Model Eva Herzigova attended the "Che" premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st International Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2008 in Cannes, France.

DIY: The Perfect At Home Blow-Dry...

Watch for some great tips on blow-drying your own hair at home.  

Spotted Out: Salt-n-Pepa...


Sandra Denton and Cheryl James of Salt-n-Pepa attended the 36th Annual FIFI Awards at the Park Avenue Armory on May 20, 2008 in NYC.

May 20, 2008

Hip Look of the Day...

I am loving this dress! It's flowy and carefree (who is it? Roberto Cavalli?).  It has a casual, beach chic look, but it can also easily pass as a formal, red-carpet event look.  I LOVE that!  And the fact that Sharon chose to wear a flat sandal makes this look all the more perfect to me. Fabulous.


Sharon Stone attended "The Changeling" premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2008 in Cannes, France.

Link Time!

Martha Stewart has her staff color in the red soles of her Louboutin's with a black sharpie. Blasphemy. [Shoe Blog]

Jewelry made from spoons, and you can win a piece of your own! Just click on "News".  Neat. [SpoonFed Art]

Found!  Rihanna's Black and White Tee. [Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle]

Dear Jennifer Hudson: Leggings are NOT pants. [Batch Please]

Enter to win some FABULOUS Sex and the City prizes! [Budget Fashionista]

Net-A-Porter Sale!  Some fabulous designer finds. [Red Carpet Fashion]

Get Out and VOTE Today!

If you live in the states of Kentucky or Oregon that is. Make your voice heard today!

May 17, 2008

Oprah Announces Favorite Things, People Lose Their Minds..

Oprah announced on her show on Friday May 16, that she WOULDN'T be doing her famous "Oprah's Favorite Things" episode, but her audience obviously heard something else because people lost their minds after she announced it.  Hopefully Oprah has these "Favorite Things" episodes heavily insured, because sooner or later, somebody's gonna hurt themselves.


I don't think I've ever seen one of these episodes.  What in the world does she give away like that??  

Jada Pinkett Smith: Back To Her Roots...

Her HAIR ROOTS that is.  I'd just like to take a moment of silence right now to thank her hair team for successfully bringing her back from this look.  And it looks like they had to add a little extra, but that's ok! The only thing that matters is that GLAM Jada is back.  Hair experimentation can be totally overrated sometimes.  Trust me.  I know.



Jada Pinkett Smith attended the celebration of Spanish and South American Cinema on the Bud Light Yacht during the 61st Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2008 in Cannes, France.

May 16, 2008

CHANEL To Add Its Starpower To Robertson Blvd.


No, not me, the CHANEL brand, lol!  Although my "star power" can be pretty strong too.. According to Women's Wear Daily, CHANEL will be the newest store added to "see and be seen" Robertson Blvd. in Los Angeles.  And personally, I think it's a smart gangster move for the CHANEL brand:
Los Angeles - CHANEL is changing the game on Robertson Blvd.
The fashion house will unveil a new store concept this month housing a smaller, more tightly focused selection of products geared to a more trend-conscious set.  CHANEL will be the first designer megabrand on the two-block stretch between Third Street and Beverly Blvd., and will be joined on Robertson by Dolce & Gabbana's D&G concept and Ralph Lauren.

It's Jumpsuit Mania!


Zoe Kravitz attended the CHANEL 2008/09 Cruise Show at the Raleigh Hotel on May 15, 2008 in Miami wearing yet another jumpsuit which is probably CHANEL, along with her jacket shoes and clutch, blah, blah, blah..  But bump all that!  I'm beside myself over seeing my name in bold 3D behind her!  That has to be the the most fabulous thing I've ever seen!  I totally want to own that!  I'd prop it up against a wall in my house!  People would come over and be amazed at the sight of it and just start posing!  Then I'd jump in and we'd have a "pose off" in front of my name!  Hotness.  Of course I'd win everytime.  House rules.  So to the CHANEL people who may potentially read this post, holla at me if you're looking to unload that ridiculously fab piece of CHANEL art behind Zoe Kravitz.  My contact info is on the side.

Yes. It's Another Jumpsuit.


What do ya'll think about this latest one?  Cute or not cute?

Actress Lena Headey wore this to the 2008 Fox Upfronts at Wollman Rink in Central Park on 5/15/08.

See even more Spring Jumpsuit coverage below:
Floral Jumpsuit
Who Makes This Jumpsuit - Revealed
Style Verdict - Navy Jumpsuit
Gwyneth's Red Carpet Jumpsuit

Marriage Is Making Her Dress Better...

And by "better", I mean less trashy.  Mariah hasn't reached "full on fabulousity" yet, but doggonit, chick is getting real close! Good job Mrs. Cannon.


Mariah attended the 5th Annual Operation Smile Gala on 5/15/08 in NYC where her new husband, Nick Cannon was DJing.

May 15, 2008

Sex And The City Premiere In Berlin, Germany...


SJP's tiny, tiny waistline (in VERSACE) is upsetting me a little in this pic.  Other than that, I think they all look great!  Even better than they did at the London premiere.
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So Dramatical...

Check out a few scenes from Tyra's new show to debut soon on the CW Network. They're calling it a mixture of "The Apprentice" and "The Devil Wears Prada", so it's going to be a show about aspiring assistants looking to become assitant editors at a fashion magazine. This show looks so over the top (is Ann Slowey serious? And what's the deal with the snack trays?), but then again we are talking about a Tyra Banks produced show...

Nick & Mariah Celebrate Their Love...

At Six Flags Magic Mountain in California with their family and friends where they had the entire park shut down just for them. And I gotta tell you, I didn't believe anything about the two of them together when all of this first went down, but I have to give it to them, they do look legit.  I sincerely hope they're happy.



Mariah and her mother-in-law.

Mariah and Nick's Grandad.

May 14, 2008

Beyonce & Her Tan Pantyhose Need To Be Stopped.


Unless you're performing on stage with bright lights or dancing in the half-time show with the university marching band, then thick tan stockings (and fishnets too..) are not the best look for everyday.  Or ANY day.

Racism On A T-Shirt...


When I first spotted this over at C&L, I said to myself, WTH?!  This right here is NOT COOL. Seriously, people need to slow down with stuff like this. And the bar owner in Marietta, Georgia who is peddling these shirts (with a monkey peeling a banana with "Obama in '08 on it) said that the shirts were "not meant to offend". Whatever dude.  Because I'm definitely offended, no matter what you meant.  Read the rest of what's going on with these silly t-shirts over at C&L.  Your thoughts?

Janet Is Dramatic.


She's plenty dramatic with this get-up on, even though she kinda-sorta pulls it off.  Heavy emphasis on "kinda-sorta".  Ok, so I really just put her on this page because what she's wearing matches the Hip Candy color scheme nicely. Well!  Look at my header and then look at her dress.  It flows It's perfectly coordinated.  Janet Jackson wore this Alexander McQueen dress when she attended Alexander McQueen's Los Angeles Flagship Store Launch Party on May 13, 2008.  But this dress would have been an even better choice for the Met's NYC Costume Institute Gala where the theme of the night was "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy".  Major missed opportunity Janet!  You really should have called me.

May 13, 2008

American Idol Is Slowly Losing Its Audience.


I'm a self-professed reality show junkie.  From "The Hills" to "Flavor of Love" to "Top Model" I've watched all these shows + more and been excited about them.  I have not, however, been excited about the latest season of "American Idol", and by "not excited about it", I mean I haven't watched "American Idol" this year AT ALL.  And the signs that people aren't watching are beginning to show.  The ratings are down more than they have been in the last 3-5 years.  Read the full story here.

Hip Look of the Day...


I realize that some may not share my view on this look, but I think this dress, (the color, the fit, the length, those sleeves!) is adorable.  Lindsay Price (she plays clothing designer "Victory Ford" on NBC's "Lipstick Jungle") wore this to the NBC Universal Experience at Rockefeller Center on May 12 in NYC.  And back onto the adorable green dress, anyone knows who makes it?

May 12, 2008

Pics From The Sex And The City Premiere in London...


The ladies from Sex and the City premiered their movie Monday, May 12 in London England at the Odeon Leicester Square.  I can't wait for this movie!  Scroll down for more pics and a fabulous trailer from the movie...

Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie) looking very Carrie Bradshaw in an Alexander McQueen dress and Phillip Treacy hat.



Kristen Davis (Charlotte)


Cynthia Nixon (Miranda)



Kim Cattrall (Samantha)

Lohan's Line of Leggings...


Not yet in stores.  That's probably the most positive sentence I can type in this post.  Lindsay Lohan hired a couple models to shoot pics for her upcoming leggings line this past weekend in Los Angeles.  You can expect to see knee-pads, shimmer and ankle zippers on her leggings.  Wow.

Your thoughts?

Little Black Dresses For Everyone!


Angelina with her two daughters, Zahara and Shiloh, all dressed in black out shopping recently in Monaco.  I just thought it was cute, that's all.

Big Trouble With A Prom Dress...


Marche Taylor (left) was denied access to her Senior Prom in Houston, TX because school officials said her dress was inappropriate.  
Click here for video and to read the rest.

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