July 30, 2010

The Dress That Lost on Project Runway's Season 8 Premiere.



The dress above was McKell's creation made from a shirt and some additional fabric, and in my opinion, this should not have been the losing design. I thought it was a cute dress when I saw it. And the judges sent other people through who had done FAR less. Click HERE for a recap and to see a slideshow of Project Runway's season premiere's designs.

CHANEL'S Sheer Styles are NOT Ok.



I'm not really sure what type of look CHANEL is going for with these sheer styles but I for one am not feeling this direction. At all. On ANYONE. Kristen Stewart wore her sheer CHANEL gown to the 2010 MET Costume Gala in New York earlier this year and the dress just looked... cheap. Blake Lively wore her sheer midriff (o_O) CHANEL dress recently to a NYC screening of "Twelve" and, well, look at it! The dress just looks... cheap. Notice the low-budget-looking pattern? Whoever keeps green-lighting these sheer, $3 dollar looking designs over at CHANEL needs to be stopped. STOPPED. With the swiftness. CHANEL is supposed to be luxury, not trashy, dollar bin chic.

Coco Mademoiselle By Chanel For Women. Eau De Parfum Spray 3.4 Oz.

July 29, 2010

Project Runway Season 8! [PHOTO]



Model and Project Runway Judge Heidi Klum and Project Runway designers attended the 'Project Runway' Season 8 premiere at the Empire Hotel on July 28, 2010 in New York City. The premiere episode airs tonight on Lifetime.
[photo via Getty Images]

Hip Thursday Links!



President Obama will host the New Orleans Saints at the White House on Aug. 9th. [CLICK IT]

President Obama's segment will air on The View on 7/29/10. That's TODAY. [CLICK IT]

Ummm... yeah. I vote NO on JWoww's new clothing line. [CLICK IT]

Kanye West just joined Twitter. [CLICK IT]

Reason #756 why I think this show is DONE. [CLICK IT]

Lisa Wu Hartwell is leaving "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" [CLICK IT]

Celebrity manicurist. Wasn't even aware that there was such a thing. Leave it to CHANEL (the brand, not me..) to find one. [CLICK IT]

July 26, 2010

New Music: Lauryn Hill's "Repercussions"

New Music! From Lauryn Hill, still unreleased, will it be a new, long awaited single from her? Guess we'll have to wait and see...

Ivanka Trump is Launching a Handbag Line...



Ivanka Trump is taking on the fashion world, one category at a time. She's already the designer of a successful jewelry collection, with plans underway for a footwear line, the hardworking heiresss is now adding handbags to her empire! Ivanka took to her Twitter account this morning to announce her new line with Mondani. The line will be in stores next March!” And that’s not all Ivanka promised. When one of her 700,000 Twitter followers asked if “regular” women could afford the bags, Ivanka readily wrote back, “Yes!! I want them to be accessible to everyone!” We can’t wait to see what Ivanka has in store! Stay tuned for more details.

July 24, 2010

CHANEL: Lipstick is Back.

The red lips at last week's Chanel show? According to the brand's global creative director of makeup, Peter Philips, they're a little bit couture and a little bit rock 'n' roll. In other words: Coco meets Courtney Love. This video definitely makes me wanna wear a red lip more often.

July 22, 2010

Actor Michael Ealy is Back on the Scene...



Michael Ealy went missing for a while, but now he's back and he's joining the hit television series "The Good Wife" where he will play Derrick Bond, the head of the Washington, D.C. firm that is merging with the floundering Lockhart & Gardner. Michael's casting breakdown for "The Good Wife" describes the character as a casual and soft-spoken attorney who believes all people should be treated equally. 



Oh wait... How did that pic get there?! lol. This is a pic from a wedding where Michael and I served as best man (to his best friend) and matron of honor (to my cousin) a few years back. 
Fun times...

Michael also stars in the upcoming movie "Takers" which also stars T.I., Idris Elba, Hayden Christensen, Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Zoe Saldana and Chris Brown. The movie is about a notorious group of criminals who continue to confuse police by pulling off perfectly executed bank robberies. Can't wait to check this one out. Check out the trailer below:



Botox for Teens?

How young is too young for Botox? Watch below:


Actress Betty White is Launching... A Clothing Line?



In a word, yes. The woman who can do anything, Betty White, is launching a clothing line, WWD reports. The t-shirts and hoodies made in collaboration with Jerry Leigh Apparel, a Van Nuys, Calif.-based clothing manufacturer will hit stores in August, at prices between $28 to $48. Part of the proceeds will go to the Morris Animal Foundation, an animal health organization, so customers will not only be supporting White, but also adorable animals. Here's a preview of what you can expect:

July 20, 2010

Fox Chicago Interview with Desiree Rogers...

Former White House Social Secretary and Washington's Best-Dressed Woman Desiree Rogers spoke to Chicago's FOX news about what she's been up to lately, including her new job. Check out the video below:




Creative: Dress Made Out of Duct Tape [VIDEO]...


STYLE: The Rundown on the 2010 Resort Collections [LINK]



What to watch for from the 2010 Resort collections: allover prints, bold colors, white pantsuits, and short shorts. Resort these days is about much, much more than getaway clothes (well, OK, maybe those sexy hot pants are best saved until you're a time zone or two removed from the office).
Click HERE to see a slideshow.

July 19, 2010

"Inception" Wins the Weekend Box Office...



Leonardo DiCaprio and Christopher Nolan's "Inception" is anything but a sleeper as the thriller opened big with $60.4 million and a No. 1 finish at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The Warner Bros. action tale about a team that sneaks into people's dreams is DiCaprio's biggest opening weekend, topping his previous best of $41.1 million for last winter's "Shutter Island." I saw the movie this past weekend and quite enjoyed it. I thought it was a fresh approach on a movie plot. Very imaginative. Not that predictable. I've seen it referred to on Twitter as "the thinking man's movie" I can agree with that. It was an entertaining psychological thriller.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Final figures will be released Monday.

1. "Inception," $60.4 million.

2. "Despicable Me," $32.7 million.

3. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," $17.4 million.

4. "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," $13.5 million.

5. "Toy Story 3," $11.7 million.

6. "Grown Ups," $10 million.

7. "The Last Airbender," $7.5 million.

8. "Predators," $6.8 million.

9. "Knight and Day," $3.7 million.

10. "The Karate Kid," $2.2 million.

July 18, 2010

Selling on eBay...

Just put a pair of James Jeans "Oliver" Bermuda Shorts up for bid over on eBay! Click HERE to check 'em out along with all the deets!


July 16, 2010

My Latest Interview with Tuesdai Noelle...

I did an interview recently with blogger Tuesdai Noelle, of "A Reflection by Tuesdai, and I had fun answering her questions! Anyhoo, check it when you have a free minute, and have a great weekend!

My Interview

A Reflection by Tuesdai

~Chanel

Yes, Pam Anderson! More of THIS.



Pamela Anderson covered up in this cute ruffled, and very demure (for her) black dress and tan sandals to unveil her new vegetarian campaign for PETA in Montreal, Canada. She cleans up so nicely. I don't know why she doesn't do it more often.

July 15, 2010

Spotted Out: Will Smith and Family in London...



Actor and producer Will Smith posed for photographers with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith (wearing Stella McCartney), their children Jaden and Willow, and Jackie Chan as they arrived for the premiere of "The Karate Kid" in London July 15, 2010.


[photos via Getty Images and Reuters]

My Camouflage Romper...



First off, I have no idea why or when I purchased all this camouflage fabric. None. I can only recall that I've had it for a while. And it wasn't until a few weeks ago that I even knew what I wanted to do with it. I decided to sew a romper! Click below to see how it turned out:

July 12, 2010

Spotted Out: Halle and Nahla Being Cute.



Halle and daughter Nahla, 2, were spotted having a cute moment during a Sunday playdate in Los Angeles's Griffith Park.
[via People]

A $700 Leather T-Shirt. Why?



Now don't get me wrong. I'm usually all about mixing things up. Wearing white in winter, leather and suede for summer. It's just something about this t-shirt is rubbing me wrong, no pun intended. Just looks HOT. And not in the fab way. Add to that they want you to drop $700 bills on it. Nuff said.
[source]

July 10, 2010

Carmelo Anthony and Lala Vasquez Get Married in NYC...



Carmelo Anthony and new bride LaLa (wearing Vera Wang) posed for photographers after their wedding ceremony at Cipriani's, Saturday, July 10, 2010, in New York. Congratulations to the newly married couple. Click READ MORE HERE below for pics of some of their "Hollywood" wedding guests.

July 8, 2010

ELIE SAAB: Fall/Winter 2010 Haute Couture [VIDEO]



Before the show, Elie Saab said, "If a woman doesn't want 'rich,' she doesn't come to couture." So rich was what he gave her. Elie Saab is a proven master of red-carpet dressing, and it showed in his 2010 fall/winter runway show (remember Halle Berry's Oscar winning dress? That was Elie Saab). The show didn't go off without a hitch though. There was a tumble. Or two. See the vid below:


Lady Gaga's Fans Are as Crazy as She Is: [Slideshow, LINK]




The picture above is mild by comparison. Click HERE for a full slideshow of Lady Gaga fanatics.

July 7, 2010

Zoe Saldana is the New Face of Calvin Klein...



Calvin Klein announced at a press conference in Berlin, Germany that acclaimed actress Zoe Saldana will be featured in the women's Fall 2010 Calvin Klein Underwear global advertising campaign.

The Fall 2010 Calvin Klein Underwear campaign was shot by renowned fashion photographer Mikael Jansson in New York City. The Fall 2010 media campaign will be comprised of a strategic mix of print, digital, and outdoor advertising timed to coincide with October 2010 magazine issues.

"We are excited to have Zoe Saldana as the face of Calvin Klein Underwear, and Calvin Klein Envy, our new product launch," said Bob Mazzoli, Chief Creative Officer of Calvin Klein Underwear. "Zoe brings the campaign to life, and her universal appeal will enable us to continue to expand our dialogue with our consumers worldwide."

CHANEL: Fall/Winter 2010 Haute Couture [VIDEO]



I've never been one to swoon over anything CHANEL just because it's, well... CHANEL. I've said in earlier posts that most of the time, the brand always seems like "lady who lunches" to me. And don't even get me started on that CHANEL disaster that Kristin Stewart wore on the red carpet recently. *blech* I don't think they could have made that dress look any cheaper if they tried. All that being said, this fall/winter CHANEL collection didn't completely turn me off. The plaid ensemble in the middle (above) I loved. The layered short over long, the flowy blouse and the fact that I usually think plaid is never wrong is all working in its favor. CHANEL still sent its usual "rich lady who lunches" looks down the runway, but then Karl kinda veered towards Middle East luxe towards the end of his show which was a bit of a departure and mildly refreshing. Check out the vid for a few more looks from CHANEL'S Fall/Winter Haute Couture runway show straight from Paris below.



July 6, 2010

Hip Quotes: Serena Williams in Harper's Bazaar...



[Serena] Williams's body confidence came later — and seven Grand Slam singles titles by her early 20s didn't hurt. "I was 23 when I realized that I wasn't Venus. She's totally different," she explains. "I'm super-curvy. I have big boobs and this massive butt. She's tall and she's like a model and she fits everything. I was growing up, wanting to be her, wanting to look like her, and I was always fitting in her clothes, but then one day I couldn't." She pauses. "But it's fine. Now I'm obviously good, but it's a weird thing." -Harper's Bazaar

July 5, 2010

2010 Essence Music Fest: Sights From Sunday, July 4th...

[photos via AP Photo]

Lalah Hathaway, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Earth, Wind and Fire + more closed out the 2010 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, LA on July 4th 2010.

Essence Music Festival 2010, Day 3 (Sunday, July 4th) LIVE from the Superdome in New Orleans, LA.

July 4, 2010

2010 Essence Music Fest: Sights & Sounds From Saturday..

Check out video footage from Saturday at the 2010 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans courtesy of Essence.com.

2010 Essence Music Fest: Sights & Sounds From Friday..

[photos via Getty Images and AP Photo]
Charlie Wilson must have ripped his set TO SHREDS. The Twitter feed went crazy 
after his performance at Essence. But truth be told, dude has some hits with The Gap Band.

Click READ MORE HERE below to watch VIDEO of some of the sights and sounds from
 Friday night at the 2010 Essence Music Fest.

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