February 26, 2010

Sade: Still A Smooth Operator...



Sade’s Soldier of Love remained the Billboard 200’s Number One album for the second consecutive week, selling an additional 190,000 copies. After two weeks, Sade’s first album in over a decade has sold 694,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Congrats to Sade.

February 25, 2010

Italian VOGUE Blazes a Trail w/ VOGUE Black & VOGUE Curvy..



via Black Book:
Vogue Italia is beefing up its namesake site with three new subsections (two of which are definitely pushing some envelopes). First off, there's 'Vogue Black,' which focuses on black women in fashion--specifically those in front of the camera like mannequins and model-cum-TV host Tyra Banks--in much the same vein as the magazine's hugely successful 'all black' issue. And, in addition to a section called 'Vogue Talents'--which highlights young designers (including the not so fledgling Rodarte) from around the globe--there's 'Vogue Curvy.' As you might expect from the moniker, it's a new digital home for the plus size, curvaceous models who recently have experienced arguably the most mainstream exposure that those in the niche industry have ever had. Continue reading this article here.


WATCH Prada Stream LIVE.


From Prada's Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear Collection.

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February 24, 2010

LFW: Matthew Williamson Fall 2010 [VIDEO]



I flipped so far over the other day when I first caught a glimpse of this coat from Matthew Williamson's Fall 2010 collection that I had to showcase more of what he brought. Nice.

The End of an "Ugly" Era: America Ferrera on Saying Bye to "Betty"

She talks about how grateful she is to have had the experience she had on the show. How hard it is to say goodbye to a role and and a story that she loved. She says that "Ugly Betty" will always be this beautiful, almost perfect experience in her life.




February 23, 2010

NYFW Fall 2010 Highlights [VIDEO]...

A sad beginning (McQueen's death) along with cautious optimism reigned at the New York Fall 2010 shows. Dark palettes, textures, lots of fur and live streaming gaining in popularity which made fashion accessible for everyone to see (fab), all had a prominent place during the New York shows.



February 22, 2010

Naomi Campbell's Fashion For Haiti in London [VIDEO]...



Naomi Campbell and her mother Valerie Campbell walk the runway at the Fashion for Relief show for London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2010 at Somerset House on February 18, 2010 in London, England.






Naomi Campbell on the catwalk at the Fashion for Relief show for London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2010.

February 21, 2010

February 19, 2010

Thakoon Fall 2010...


The Thakoon girl has become the Thakoon woman. His Fall 2010 line was full of texture (see video below) and he showed lots of variety. Thakoon 2010 was very modern, new and unpredictable.



Isaac Mizrahi Fall 2010...



Isaac Mizrahi helped to close out Fashion Week in Bryant Park with a fabulous display of fall clothes. The theme for Isaac's show was Central Park and it had all of the elements... large sidewalk, hanging trees even light snow (pretty). Add to all of that a [live] band and you had the makings of lovely show, beautiful fall clothes and all.


Naeem Khan Fall 2010...

Luxurious embellishment at Naeem Khan's Fall 2010 New York Fashion Week presentation...




February 17, 2010

Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2010...



Click the pic above to see a few more pics and video from Narciso Rodriguez's (a favorite of first lady Michelle Obama) Fall 2010 collection.

February 15, 2010

Christian Siriano Fall 2010...

A few pics from Christian Siriano's Fall 2010 showing...


via WWD:
Christian Siriano branched out from his typical experimental evening gowns, offering some 
ladylike suits and plenty of day-to-cocktail dresses with asymmetric ruffles, but it’s time for the 
designer to create looks for the real world, not “Project Runway.”

Video from Christian Siriano's Fall 2010 presentation:


Fab Street Style Captured at the Tents for NYFW Fall 2010...



Click the pic to see some happening street style captured during the Fall 2010 shows in New York. 
(via Essence.com)

Jason Wu Fall 2010...



via WWD:
For those who thought Jason Wu’s pre-fall collection — tougher, more structured — might have signaled a lasting shift in the designer’s direction, think again. Fall found Wu squarely back in the pretty, polished fold, his bread-and-butter currency thus far. But there were savvy lessons picked up from that hard-edged detour, namely, terrifically meaty sportswear and a healthy dose of men’s wear influences

Click the pic above to see a slideshow of Jason Wu's Fall 2010 Collection.

DKNY Fall 2010...

A few pics from DKNY Fall 2010...



Video from the DKNY Fall 2010 collection:


Herve Leger by Max Azria Fall 2010

A few pics from Herve Leger by Max Azria Fall 2010:



Video from Herve Leger Fall 2010:


Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2010...

Photos from the DVF Fall 2010 presentation:


Video from DVF's Fall 2010 presentation:


February 11, 2010

Are You Ready for the Hoodie-Footie Snuggle Suit?

The unique thumb holes let you drink your tea, read a book, or do most anything while keeping Jack Frost at bay! It's made with marshmallow soft fleece... so beat the winter fuel bills but don't compromise on warmth, get your Hoodie-Footie Snuggle suit today!



Three in one comfort people. Three in one comfort.

SHOCK: Designer Alexander McQueen Has Died.



 Fashion millionaire Alexander McQueen has been found dead after taking his own life.
The 40-year-old designer committed suicide just three years after his close friend, Isabella Blow - who helped him become a rising star - killed herself. A source at McQueen’s office this afternoon confirmed his death, saying: ‘It is a tragic loss. We are not making a comment at this time out of respect for the McQueen family.’

*UPDATE*
Statement from his family

From his Spring 2009 showing:


February 10, 2010

The Obama's On the March Issue of Essence Magazine...



"Malia will tell you, my attitude was, if she came home with a B, that's not good enough because there's no reason why she can't get an A..." --President Barack Obama, ESSENCE

ESSENCE kicks off the first of its three-part education series, "Teaching Our Children," with a White House exclusive--an interview with President Barack Obama. In his first interview of 2010, he talks tough with ESSENCE editor-in-chief Angela Burt-Murray, Deputy Editor Tatsha Robertson and Washington Correspondent Cynthia Gordy about holding teachers accountable, closing the education gap between Black and White students, how he and First Lady Michelle Obama encourage daughters Malia and Sasha to love learning, and how you can do the same with your own children.

February 9, 2010

So Simple (and CUTE!) I Wanna Make it.



Stella McCartney attended a VIP Screening of the Oscar nominated 'Food Inc' at The Curzon Mayfair on February 8, 2010 in London, England I'm assuming wearing her own one shoulder black satin dress. Love it. SEWING PROJECT!

Style Verdict: Menswear Trousers



Thandie Newtown, Rachel Bilson and Jessica Alba are all taking their cues from the guys with menswear trousers.

These are not your basic work pants. I've seen them wide-legged, tapered, cropped, pleated, high-waisted, low-waisted and flat front, and I have to say, I'm digging the look. I think I like the ease of the way it looks while still having some polish. And the fact that it's a nice break from being all girly. But I wanna know what you think about menswear trousers. Do you like it? Hate it? Don't care? Would you wear it? I wanna know your style verdict.

QB Drew Brees On the Move Since the Saints Superbowl Win...



Drew Brees just won the Super Bowl with his team… so where did he go? Disney World! New Orleans Saints quarterback and Super Bowl MVP enjoyed the view along the parade route with Mickey Mouse on Monday during a celebration at the Magic Kingdom theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

And in case you missed it, Drew Brees on Late Night with David Letterman below:


February 8, 2010

The New Orleans Saints: Superbowl Champs.



Saints QB Drew Brees displayed poise and precision in his and the Saints first Super Bowl appearance. Drew completed 32 of 39 passes for 288 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. How can you not like this dude? So happy for him. 



Saints CB Tracy Porter (#22) stepped in front of Reggie Wayne, intercepted Peyton Manning's pass and returned it 74 yards for a touchdown to give New Orleans a 31-17 lead with 3:12 remaining in the game. 
I lost it on this play right here. LOST. IT. Been looking for a #22 jersey ever since they won.


Can't leave out Saints Super Coach Sean Payton. NOTHING slips past this man. Dude knows how to call a play. Happy for him too.



Congrats to the WHO DAT Nation, the city of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana!



And if the fans face paint was any indication of who would win the Superbowl between the Colts and the Saints, judging by this side by side, Saints just had better accuracy and precision... 
the proof is in the pics.

CONGRATULATIONS SAINTS!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WHO DAT NATION!
HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE!

THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS: 
SUPERBOWL CHAMPS

February 5, 2010

Just In Time For the Superbowl: Saints WHO DAT Fine Art...



What a fabulous way to show your love and commemorate your team than with this "Who Dat?" New Orleans Saints print by super talented local artist Kenneth Scott! Just think about it beautifully framed and hanging in your home as a constant reminder of how well the Saints played in their 2009 season. Saints went all the way to the Superbowl this year! So get your Giclee' "Who Dat?" print today! Because who knows if you'll even be able to get your hands on one if the Saints beat the brakes off the Colts on Sunday ;)

Halo Fine Arts

WHO DAT!

Sandra Bullock: Actress Most Likely to Sell Fashion...


Sandra Bullock in Vivienne Westwood at the People's Choice Awards
Photo via Fabsugar

Via WSJ:
With the Academy Award nominations out this week, fashion designers are already jockeying to dress the stars for their big night. But rather than trying to pick the Oscar winners or the most fashionable celebrities, designers should be asking another question: Who will be the most effective at getting viewers to buy the clothes they see on the red carpet?

Among this year's nominees, the "best seller" award is likely to go to a nominee whom few in the fashion world are discussing: Sandra Bullock. At StyleSpot.com, a Los Angeles-based Web site that links red-carpet photos to stores that sell the looks, Ms. Bullock's Vivienne Westwood dress at the People's Choice Awards ranked among the top of all red-carpet appearances this year in inspiring viewers to "click through" to retail sites.

Continue reading this article HERE.

Natalie Cole is 60? Girrrl.. You Look GOOD.



Natalie Cole attended her 60th Birthday Celebration (60 years old, WOW) at TAO on February 4, 2010 in New York City looking WAY better than I do right now in my 30's. Natalie is on FIRE.

How Much $$ is Rihanna Paid to Sit Front Row at Fashion Week?

A TRUCK LOAD.



via HuffPo:
Some stylistas would give anything to sit in the front row of fashion week's hottest shows...but can you imagine being paid to place your derriere right next to the runway? How about being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to do it...and, of course, going home with a designer gift bag? After a little bit of research, Fashionista compiled this list of celebs and how much they earn for sitting in a coveted front row seat:

A-List
Rihanna ($100,000 or more)
Beyonce ($80,000-$100,000)
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen ($80,000 each)
Julianne Moore ($60,000)
Maggie Gyllanhal ($60,000)
Chloe Sevigny ($60,000 or more)
Jennifer Lopez (circa 2005: $80,000; circa 2010: $30,000)
Lindsay Lohan (circa 2006: $60,000; circa 2010: UNINVITED)
Colin Firth (pre-A Single Man: $5,000; post-A Single Man: $15,000)

B-List
Blake Lively ($50,000)
Leighton Meester ($40,000)
Hillary Duff ($40,000)
Other Gossip Girl cast members ($25,000 a piece)
Jared Leto ($25,000)
Cliven Owen ($10,000)
Kristen Bell (unpaid, but airfare, makeup and clothing are taken care of)

C-List
Kim Kardashian ($35,000-$50,000)
Amanda Bynes ($25,000-$30,000)
Eliza Dushku (unpaid, but airfare, makeup and clothing are taken care of)

D-List
Paris Hilton (free or UNINVITED)
Jersey Shore cast (UNINVITED)
America's Next Top Model Winners (free)

February 4, 2010

Beyonce Explains Her Love Filled Grammy Speech...

Your girl says that she was just so happy, she just kinda got lost in the moment...

Gabriel Aubry for Louis Vuitton-That's a Pretty Dude Right There.



Halle Berry's baby daddy, Gabriel Aubry is the new face of Louis Vuitton's Spring Summer 2010 campaign. And you know what? That's a whole lotta pretty in one family unit. Selfish! Lol, I kid, I kid. The Vuitton luggage campaign was shot in Ibiza, Spain. Nice. Apparently Jesus Luz was also in the running (Madonna tried to pull a few strings) but Gabriel ended up snagging the gig in the end. 
Fab choice Louis Vuitton. Fab choice indeed.

In Case You Missed: Fantasia on Oprah [VIDEO]

February 3, 2010

Beyonce's Red Ruffled Mini Dress: Cute or Not Cute?



Beyonce attended her fragrance launch after party for "Beyonce Heat" on February 2, 2010 in New York City. Now I'm not usually a fan of what Beyonce wears, but this red ruffled mini dress (by Marc Bouwer) is borderline cute on her to me. What do you think?

February 2, 2010

Elle Macpherson Will Host Britain's Next Top Model...



via HuffPo:
Move over, Tyra! "The Body" Elle Macpherson is slated to host "Britain's Next Top Model," IOL entertainment reports. Like the American version of the show, the series will be a competition amongst 25 aspiring cover girls. The winner will receive a contract with Models 1 and a cover spread for "Company" magazine.

Macpherson said, "We are looking forward to finding the face that can represent the next generation." She will also be the executive producer of the show, which will air this summer.

Remaking "We Are the World" To Benefit Haiti...



Click HERE to see pics of who is participating in remaking this classic tune to benefit Haiti.

Are You Ready for Pajama Jeans?

Seriously, don't judge me for wanting a pair of these.


Need and WANT.

Get your Pajama Jeans today!

And the 2010 Nominations for Academy Awards Goes To...



The science-fiction sensation “Avatar” and the war-on-terror thriller “The Hurt Locker” lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and director for former spouses James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow. For the first time since 1943 the Oscars feature 10 best-picture contenders instead of the usual five.

Click HERE to find out the rest!

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