February 27, 2009

Beyonce Looking Fierce on the Cover of Ebony...



If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you know my history of clashing with Beyonce's over the top style. But yes, even I had to give her props for her latest Ebony Magazine cover (April 2009). Chick is seriously working it out in these pictures IMHO.

Style Verdict: Leather Dress...

Debra Messing attends the Robert Vetica "Good to Great Hair" book launch hosted by Salma Hayak at Beso wearing a chestnut hued (leather?) dress on February 26, 2009 in Hollywood.

When I first saw pictures of this dress, I have to say, it threw me a little. I mean, it's a WHOLE LEATHER DRESS. I can't really say whether or not I'm sold on this look completely, because I honestly don't know. It looks a bit bulky here like it's really supposed to be a jacket or something else. And if it's made of genuine leather, well you already know PETA's not happy with it. I do like the color though, I own a pair of boots a similar color and I love them. But enough of what I think, I want to know what YOU think about this look. Do you like it? Hate it? Don't care? Would you wear it? I wanna know your style verdict.

February 26, 2009

Stevie Wonder Honored at the White House...



President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama awarded Stevie Wonder with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on February 25, 2009. The event celebrated musician Stevie Wonder being awarded the prize for Popular Song.

Click over to Michelle O. Style to see more pics and video from this event!

February 25, 2009

Watch "Running in Heels" the Newest Style Reality Show..

With no "Project Runway" on television for the foreseeable future (the shows legal litigation between Bravo and Lifetime is still unresolved), well, style junkies will just have to take what they can get. Watch a full episode below of "Running in Heels" below via the Style Network and My Style. If it helps any, Project Runway judge, Nina Garcia is involved..

Michelle Obama on the Cover of People...



Click over to Michelle O. Style to see who she's wearing on the cover (it's one of my favorite designers!) and to check out what she's has to say about getting the girls their first dog.

Get Oscar's Red Carpet Looks For Less...

Celebrity Inspired Dresses

February 23, 2009

Happy Mardi Gras!



If you live in Louisiana like me, or South America (Carnival in Brazilor wherever else in the world that they celebrate Mardi Gras, I hope you have a happy and safe "Fat Tuesday!"
I'll be back here posting on Wednesday February 25th!

Same Night. Same Event. Same Dress?



Two Governor's wives (R. Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is the current Governor of my state, and his wife Supriya, and L. Gov. Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania and his wife Marjorie) showed up to the Governor's dinner at the white house hosted by the Obama's Sunday night (2/22/09) wearing what appears to be the exact same red dress. How awkward was that night for these two ladies if it was the same dress? 
What are you supposed to do in this type of situation?

*UPDATE* 
Karen Martin of The Advocate confirms that it was indeed the same dress..

The dress in question? (below)



[Photos via Huffington]

The Obama's Inject a Shot of Glamour into the White House



The Obama's hosted the nation's Governor's at the White House for a dinner on Sunday February 22, and they did it with the utmost fabulosity! This administration is truly bringing their "A" game in the style department. Click to see more over at Michelle O. Style!
[Photo source: Reuters]

Oscar Hits & Misses with Stacy London & Isaac Mizrahi..


February 22, 2009

Beyonce's Massively OVERPOSED Oscar Night...

WTH is this pose about?! Is she showing off her rings?



I don't know who is telling Beyonce that posing really stiff like a mannequin is the business, but whoever this person is, really needs to be FIRED.


Beyonce in a House of Dereon Gown

I realize I'm risking possible hate mail with this post, but really, Beyonce's overposed red carpet shots from the 2009 Oscars just went on and on and on and on. Really, they just kept going. Is it just me, or is she ALWAYS super stiff and overposed on the red carpet? Like right here from a couple years ago. And again here and here. Honestly, I really wish Beyonce would just loosen up and RELAX and have fun for once when she's attending these things. Well... if no one else is gonna tell her, then I guess I will. Beyonce, hon, your red carpet shots are usually way overdone. Time to dial it back a notch.

February 21, 2009

It's Oscar Time!



My 2 favorite red carpet Oscar dresses for 2009 were:



Get the most up-to-date photo stream of the Oscars 2009 right here!



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February 20, 2009

Nice Coats & Statement Gowns at Christian Siriano AW09..


A model walks the runway wearing Christian Siriano Fall 2009 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Bryant Park on February 19, 2009 in New York.

February 19, 2009

Fun, Fall Fashion at Milly's 2009 Fall/Winter Show...



Readers of this blog know by now that I'm a HUGE fan of ANYTHING CUTE (which should explain my obsession with designers like Tracy Reese and Erin Fetherston). And Milly designer Michelle Smith didn't disappoint in her Fall/Winter offerings. If you were heavy into "the cuteness" like me, then you'd have fun wearing just about every ensemble she sent down the runway. Love. See a video clip of Milly's Fall 2009 show below:


Vintage-y and Bohemian at Anna Sui [AW09 VIDEO]...


A model walks the runway wearing Anna Sui Fall 2009 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Bryant Park on February 18, 2009 in New York.

February 18, 2009

It's Neon Bright at Michael Kors [AW09 VIDEO]...



Bright neon colors were way out in front at Michael Kors 2009 Fall/Winter show. Where in the world do you even wear neon? IDK... anyhoo, I'm still a huge fan of Michael Kors, I especially loved all his one shoulder belted dresses, although I could have done without the ginormous shoulders on a few of them. Watch a video clip of the Fall 2009 Michael Kors show below:


Narciso Rodriguez AW09 [VIDEO]..


A model walks the runway at Narcisco Rodriquez Fall 2009 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Bryant Park on February 17, 2009 in New York.


Diane von Furstenberg AW09 + Backstage Video...


A model walks the runway at Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2009 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Bryant Park on February 15, 2009 in New York.


See more pics of the DVF Fall/Winter 2009 show here.

February 17, 2009

Badgley Mischka is Classy [AW09 VIDEO]...



Are ya'll noticing that black opaque tights are all over the fall runways again? Black tights should just be a recurring theme every Fall season IMO. Love. Check out a clip of Badgley Mischka's classy 2009 Fall/Winter presentation below:

Thakoon's 2009 Fall Winter Collection [VIDEO]...


Designer Thakoon Panichgul acknowledged the crowd at the Thakoon Fall 2009 show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Eyebeam on February 16, 2009 in New York.

Get Jeffrey Kalinsky's (Nordstrom) take on Thakoon's Fall/Winter 2009 collection below:

Carolina Herrera AW09: Fabulously Fall...


Natasha Poly walks the runway at the Carolina Herrera Fall 2009 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Bryant Park on February 16, 2009 in New York.

Watching the Carolina Herrera Fall/Winter show, it just felt like Fall. The silhouettes, the colors... I'm loving that chocolate bronze in the pic above. Nice. See a video clip of her show below:

Joy Bryant is Wearing My Dress!


I purchased this Thakoon dress (pronounced TA-koon, just found that out a little while ago..) last month to wear to an event. I was drawn to it because it was different, he pleats his garments in unusual places, and because it has POCKETS! If you've been reading this blog for ANY amount of time, then you know very well how I feel about dresses with pockets ♥♥♥. Joy wore the same dress while attending Thakoon Panichgul's 2009 Fall/Winter show during New York Fashion Week (2/16/09). 

February 16, 2009

Tracy Reese is Fabulous: Fall Winter 2009 [VIDEO]



Tracy's Fall/Winter 2009 collection is being described as "romance and understated glamour meet rustic chic." I'm describing it as majorly adorable! All of her cutesy ruffled mini dresses would be such fun to wear in the cold weather months, and a few of her dresses would transition seamlessly into the following spring. Well done Tracy... watch a video clip of Tracy's Fall 2009 collection below:



Halston Fall 2009: A Stylish Film Short..

Instead of a runway show, Halston made a short film showcasing their Fall 2009 collection. An exclusive look at the video below from Style.com.



Nicole Miller AW09 [VIDEO]


Models walk the runway wearing Nicole Miller Fall 2009 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Bryant Park on February 13, 2009 in New York City. I really loved her mini dresses and all the bright color she used. Nice. A clip of Nicole Miller's show below.


Fun and Flirty at Erin Fetherston AW09 [VIDEO]


Designer Erin Fetherston posed before her Fall 2009 show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Bryant Park on February 15, 2009 in New York.

I'm a proud owner of an Erin Fetherston party dress, similar to the one she's wearing in the photo above. My dress was from her GO! International line for Target from a couple years back (see it here), and I just love it! I'm actually wearing that very dress in this pic. Her things always look like they belong on a toy doll to me, but I like the fun edge she incorporates into all her clothes. See a video clip of her show below:

Even More Obama Fashion Emerges at NY Fashion Week..


Model Oluchi wearing Xuly Bet at the This Day/Arise Magazine's African Fashion Collective 2009 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on February 13, 2009 in New York.

The This Day Arise magazine African fashion collective showed Friday February 13th at Bryant Park during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. The show spotlighted four designers, Xuly Bet, Tiffany Amber, Stoned Cherrie, and Momo. The This Day show was perfectly in tune with what's happening in the world now, the current political climate in the United States. And it's what everyone's talking about this season -- The Obama Effect - finally the industry casting more African American models on the runway. The show even featured legendary model and actress, Grace Jones. See a clip of the show below:



Click here (then click "watch the video") to see more video of this show.

February 15, 2009

Herve Leger AW09 [VIDEO]


Herve Leger designer Max Azria and actress Lucy Liu pose backstage at the Herve Leger Fall 2009 show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Bryant Park on February 15, 2009 in NYC.


Some of the shoes in this show were impossible, so the slip and tumble probably couldn't have been avoided...

Barbie on the Runway: Fashion Week 2009...


A model walks the runway at the Barbie Runway Show Fall 2009 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Tent in Bryant Park on February 14, 2009 in New York City.

50 of some of the most recognizable designers designed and re-designed clothing for the iconic doll "Barbie" in the 2009 Fashion Week show, including Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch, Kenneth Cole, Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Sui and Baby Phat by Kimora Lee Simmons. See video of the show below:



Unapologetic Glamour and Luxury at Venexiana AW09...

February 14, 2009

Jason Wu AW09 Presentation...



Jason Wu helped to open Fashion Week with his presentation on Friday, and due to his recent connects with First Lady Michelle Obama, you know he packed the house. It was a bit of a struggle for me to find a cohesive theme in what he presented in his Fall collection, but his pieces were beautiful nonetheless. I'll go ahead and make a prediction that we'll probably see Michelle in the black printed number below (2nd from left) sometime in the future.
 

BCBG Max Azria AW09 [VIDEO]

The most stand out thing (to me) at BCBG's presentation were the bold liquid gold tights. Wow. 

February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Pics from the 2009 Red Heart Truth Fashion Show...


Natasha Henstridge in Verrier

Did you guys get to see the show on the live stream? It was like being at Fashion Week without really being there! My favorite red dresses from the 2009 Heart Truth show was Lynda Carter's Carolina Herrera, Nia Long's Tracy Reese, and the ribbon hem on Valerie Bertinelli's Christian Siriano gown was awesome. Nice.



Click here to see my own hand sewn red dress collection.

Watch the Heart Truth Fashion Show LIVE! [LINK]


(above) The 2008 Red Dress Collection

LIVE from the runway!
Click to watch the Red Dress Collection 2009 Fashion Show LIVE streaming broadcast at 10/9 Central right here!

February 12, 2009

Rachel Roy AW09 Presentation...



Rachel Roy kicks off New York Fashion Week each season with one of the very first shows, but her Fall/Winter presentation didn't really wow me like pieces from her Spring '09 offering did. Maybe it was a complete lack of color in her Autumn collection (just about everything was white, black or platinum silver), but I still think Rachel's a fab designer.


Daisy Fuentes Talks Up the Heart Truth Fashion Show..

The annual Heart Truth Fashion Show kicks off Fashion Week in New York on 
Friday February 13, 2009.


Watch the Heart Truth Fashion Show LIVE tomorrow February 13, 2009 at 10 AM EST here!

Spotted Out: Solange Performing in NYC...




Solange Knowles performed in a cute red mini dress during the 6th Annual Woman's Day Red Dress Awards at the Allen Room in Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on February 11, 2009 in New York City.

Click here to see my own hand sewn red dress collection.

Jennifer Hudson's New Video: "If This Isn't Love"

February 11, 2009

Spotted Out: Beyonce, Kelly & Michelle, Together Again.



It's a Destiny's Child reunion! Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland and Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child showed up at Kelly's surprise birthday party hosted by Tank & LaLa Vasquez at Opera on February 10, 2009 in Hollywood.

February 10, 2009

First Lady Michelle Obama Covers VOGUE Magazine..

via MSNBC
It's official: Michelle Obama is the first lady of American fashion, appearing on the cover of the March issue of Vogue.

Every first lady since Lou Hoover — save Bess Truman — has been photographed for the high-fashion magazine. Mrs. Obama appears wearing a magenta silk sheath dress by Jason Wu, who also designed her inaugural gown. Vogue's editor at large Andre Leon Talley called his interviews with Mrs. Obama ahead of President Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony "one of the best experiences of my life."

Read the rest over at Michelle O. Style!



February 8, 2009

Jennifer Hudson Looks Great...





Jennifer Hudson and Sony Music Worldwide Chief Creative Officer Clive Davis attended the 2009 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons honoring Clive Davis at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 7, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.

February 6, 2009

My Red Dress Collection...


Red lace cocktail mini, strapless red and white cotton paisley dress, sleeveless lace cocktail mini. 


Red & white chiffon baby doll, red & white resort maxi dress (with pockets!), red plaid sheath dress with satin belt.

These are all dresses I've sewn myself, the earliest being the strapless cotton paisley (top, middle), and the latest are the two lace minis. The lace mini with the sleeve (top left) was inspired by this Kimora Lee Simmons look. My dress has a similar, shorty fit. I've shown you the red plaid sheath and the maxi dress before (see more of my sewing style here) See? I've been sewing! And since these dresses had a red theme, well I thought what better time to display them than the  month of ♥February♥ and today (Feb. 6) being National wear red day. I hope you're wearing your red today! Well needless to say, I'm proud of these dresses, but I would love to know your thoughts on them either in the comments or by taking the poll below.

February 5, 2009

Friday February 6th is National Wear Red Day!

Don't forget to wear your RED!



Friday February 6, 2009 is National Wear Red Day

Friday, February 6, 2009, is National Wear Red Day, when thousands of Americans across the country will wear red to unite in the national movement to remind everyone that heart disease is the #1 killer of women. The day serves as a personal and urgent wake-up call for women about their risk for heart disease. Heart disease is preventable and getting serious about heart disease can mean a longer, healthier life.

Simply wear your favorite red dress, tie, or shirt on National Wear Red Day and help inspire others to take action to reduce their risk for heart disease. National Wear Red Day is a program of The Heart Truth, an awareness campaign for women and heart disease that rallies the women’s health community, major corporations, and community groups toward a common goal of greater awareness and better heart health for all women.

Starting on National Wear Red Day, for the first time ever, the public can bid on a selection of designer dresses from The Heart Truth’s celebrity red dress fashion shows through an online auction partnership with Clothes Off Our Back (www.clothesoffourback.org).

Celebrity Red Heart Truth Fashion Show 2008 during NY Fashion Week last year. 
The 2009 show is scheduled for Friday February 13th. See which celebrities will be walking in the 2009 Heart Truth show here.

For additional information please visit www.hearttruth.gov.

The Heart Truth, a national aware campaign for women about heart disease, is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Heart Truth created and launched the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 to deliver an urgent wake up call to American women.

February 4, 2009

Etta James Not Pleased with Beyonce For Singing Her Song



Beyonce sang "At Last" during the Obama's first inaugural dance, a song that 71 year old Etta James made famous, and Etta's none too happy about it. 

Read more on the story here.

*UPDATE*
Etta says she was just joking about being upset with Beyonce for singing her song and that it was all in fun.

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