Thursday, April 26, 2012

Would You Rock:Leather Shorts

American Fashion Brand Alice + Olivia have some great looking short options for the upcoming warm weather including these red leather ones and it got me thinking, are leather shorts something you ladies would actually wear. What I appreciate about Alice + Olivia is there impeccable styling, they show off there garments in a wonderful fashion so these leather shorts look amazing. But when I think of leather the first thing that comes to mind is hot car seat and I'm wondering if that same concept goes for leather clothing on skin. But leather shorts, and leather articles of clothing in general are good piece to add to your wardrobe. If your shopping around for leather shorts ladies I highly recommend this pair from Alice + Olivia, they truly make quality clothing!

Ladies Sound Off, are your feeling the leather short.

These shorts are $365 dollars

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mens Fashion Would You Splurge: Marc Jacobs

So Ive decided to commit to atleast 3 mens post a week because the two mens test posts I did on my blog recieved more view on the days they were posted than the ladies posts so this is my first official mens blog post! The amount of money men will spend to stand out and be different is ridiclous, most men who make an effort to dress nice spend just as much as ladies so "Would You Splurge" post are perfect for the guy.

Today we have Lightweight Color-Blocked Cardigans from Marc by Marc Jacobs. If you do not know, Marc Jacobs is arguably the best American Designer showing at #NYFW; He is a genius in the fashion industry, looked up to and swooned over by many. As for the cardigans, every man should own a cardigan, its like the more relaxed verison of the blazer in my opinion but you can still wear one to the office or a casual event.

The first cardigan you see is $298 dollars while the second one is $228 (Yes they are different cardigans)
Color blocking is on trend for both the ladies and men this season. Guys dont be scared of color and stepping outside your comfort zone. The cardigan with the pink in it might be alittle much for some but it would go perfect with a pair of brown loafers or oxfords and if your a sneaker guy a pair of Navy Blue Vans will be a good choice with a pair of cargos.

Fellas Would You Splurge?

Celebrities Wear: Lela Rose

So Reality T.V. stars I normally consider B list celebrities (sorry) but when one is spotting in a design from an American Fashion Designer then they always have a spot on my blog! Marlo from "Real Housewives Of Atlanta" was wearing a stunning Lela Rose dress on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Reunion special.

Below is a picture of Marlo in the Lela Rose Dress

The Lela Rose Dress is from her Resort 2012 collection. The color on Marlo is perfect and the beaded shoulders adds some personality to the dress.

Below is a picture of the dress on a model

Ladies whats your thoughts on this Lela Rose Dress!

And check out The Fashion Bomb Daily for details on the shoes and what the other ladies were wearing!!!

An Editor's Lifestyle: Im A Publlished Writer

I am now an officially a published Fashion Writer and i am truly blessed and humble and I'm feeling amazing right now! I know I have along way to go but knowing that Ive accomplished a goal of mines for this years.... words cant describe how happy I am.

Below is a preview of my article!


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Would You Splurge: Theory

I kid you not when I saw the price of this Theory dress I jumped out of my seat with excitement. Now I know there are going to be some readers who are going to look at this dress and say they can get a version of this dress at a Zara or Forever 21 for half the price or more and that is true. However if you appreciate designer items from time to time, or like lusting over designer garments then you will enjoy this Theory Skyla Ruched Color Block Dress. *Click READ MORE to view the front of this dress*

Accessory Wish List: Cole Haan

American Fashion Brand Cole Haan, who are probably most known for there quality shoes, always come out with a great gladiator sandal for the spring summer season and this year was no different. The Cole Haan Air Catalina Suede and Leather Gladiator Sandal is perfect for the warm weather season if your looking for a seasonal staple piece. The suede and leather sandal comes in this Lichen and Nubuck color that will add a spark to all your outfits. Gladiator sandals are always a must when the warm weather arrives so ladies this is a great investment to make.
 The sandal is only $168 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Click Here to Purchase

Ladies is this an investment you would make?

Mens Test Post: Prince Magazine

If I had to judge Prince Magazine based of this picture... then I think I've found my new favorite mens fashion and lifestyle magazine. I am a big supporter of new talent in fashion i love showing support to everybody, and by the looks of the promotion pictures they have on there website now I am sure the magazine is going to be great to view and refreshing to read. The online magazine launches April 28th, 2012 and I can promise I will be helping promote articles, editorials and everything that they may have to offer.

Follow Them On Twitter @PRINCE_MAGAZINE

Check out the Official Website

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Spring Inspiration: Rachel Roy

Today's Spring Inspiration post comes from American Fashion Designer Rachel Roy. The designer really created and amazing collection, very clean and chic menswear inspired pieces with feminine touches!

I love how simple the collection is but the small details within the collection is amazing; Suttle prints in black and white, nude shoes and clutches and bright pops of color throughout the collection.

Ladies is this a collection you would want to imitate for spring

Spring Essential: Tracy Reese

These "Plenty" by Tracy Reese Polly Wedge has been on my mind for about four to five days so I knew I had to blog about them. I think a lot of women might not gravitate to this style of shoe at first just like how i wasn't sure about them when I first saw them but the more that I stared at them the more I realize how perfect they are for the Tracy Reese customer! The "girly" girl, the woman that enjoys a dress and feeling feminine but still comfortable at the same time.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

An Editors Pick: Joy Cioci

As I was browsing throught I came across these pants that literally made my jaw drop! I love a good pant on a woman and when I saw these Joy Cioci denim and leather slack I knew this pant had to be blogged and my reader had to experience the same fashiongasm i felt.
Ladies a good slack/pant/trouser will take your closet places! Pants are easy to wear rather its a casual look or a more dressy outfit!

And if I'm not mistaken, if you add the Joy Cioci Betty Shirt with these pants you have a complete Joy Cioci look.

With a light denim like this and with the white leather detailing I would go bold with accessories, almost like a color blocking type deal! So if your inspired to buy this complete look or to imitate it do not be afraid to pair this with a hot pink or blood red shoe or a bold color structured tote!

To view this complete look from Joy Cioci Click Here!

Ladies it this a look you would want to rock!

Monday, April 16, 2012

From The Runway To The Streets: DKNY

So I am back with another " From The Runway To The Streets" post and I think my readers will appreciate these DKNY Wedges, straight off the runway from the Spring 2012 collection! Click Read More Below...

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Celebrities Wear: Cushnie et Ochs

Chanel Iman step into the Cartier Juste un Clou Party wearing an amazing dress from Cushnie et Ochs Spring 2012 collection! Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, both Parson School of Design graduates launched the line in Spring 2009. Both of these ladies have extensive resumes working for some of the industries finest designers like Marc Jacobs, Oscar De La Renta, Donna Karan and Chado Ralph Rucci. Cushnie et Ochs has been featured in magazines like Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and W magazine and is sold in exclusive boutiques worldwide. I personally associate the brand with the interesting cut out detailing on there garments; The brand is very feminine but has a slight edge to it.  I actually saw this story first on a "Get The Look" post from the The Fashion Bomb Daily and it is a great read so check it out!

Chanel looks beautiful in this garment!

Here is a picture of the dress as it walked the runway
Cushnie et Ochs Spring 2012

Ladies would you rock this Cushnie et Ochs look!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Designer Spotlight: Tadashi Shoji

This post is like our congratulations card to American Designer Tadashi Shoji and the launching of his online shop!!! Tadashi Shoji the website is looking amazing, this very organized and fresh and I love the video of the models getting ready to walk the runway in Tadashi Shoji at New York Fashion Week when you first open the website! CLICK READ MORE TO SEE OUR FAVORITE TADASHI SHOJI GARMENTS FROM THE NEW ONLINE SHOP!

Celebrities Wear: Falguni and Shane Peacock

So I knew we would see more Falguni & Shane Peacock on my fashion blog ( Click Here to see my last "Celebrities Wear" post featuring Falguni & Shane Peacock ), which is perfect because I love Falguni & Shane Peacock, I support them 100% and it is an extreme pleasure to blog about them. Last night on "The Voice" Singer/Song writer Jessie J performed her Hit single "Domino" and the performance was so fun and live, you could tell the crowd had an amazing time! Jessie J is a powerhouse in the music industry; she has written songs for artist like Chris Brown, Katy Perry, Rihanna and she wrote Miley Cyrus hit single "Party In The U.S.A.". More recently she just secured a spot as a mentor on the UK edition of "The Voice"

Below is a picture of Jessie J on "The Voice" in Falguni & Shane Peacock. The Picture Credit goes to

Mens Fashion Test Post: Rodarte

More recently men have been taking a more interest in fashion and appearance from the guy wearing Supreme and Jordans to the guy in Givenchy and Christian Louboutin Mens Fashion is on the come up and just like women men are looking for those pieces that are going to set them apart and make them stand out in the public eye!

Below is a piece that is simple but will set you apart from the rest and in ways you wont understand, unless you know fashion of course! If your looking for a low key piece to add to your wardrobe that will make a big statement to the right people, who understands fashion then Rodarte "Rohearte" Sweatshirt is the piece for you!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

An Editors Pick: Spring Designer Must Have From BCBGMAXAZRIA

Ladies Wedges are always a summer essential and this morning when I woke up to a tweet from BCBGMAZAZRIA talking about there new shoes for the season I had to go check them out! Seasonal Basic Piece in your wardrobe should be able to be worn season after season so you can splurge on a pair of wedges or a light jacket if you know that you'll be wearing these the following spring/summer seasons! What I love about American Fashion Brand BCBGMAZAZRIA is they make quality pieces with great prices! On there website twelve new pair of wedges were available for this season and we picked our four favorite pair!

Click Below to see the pairs of BCBGMAXAZRIA Wedges we chose!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

From The Runway To The Press/Streets: Tracy Reese

So i did my best to shorten the title of this post because its a lot of things rapped into one post. Last night as i was flipping through my April 2012 Issue of Nylon Magazine and on Page 62 I spotted a Spring 2012 look from one of my favorite designers, Tracy Reese! I was so excited to see her look in a magazine because I rarely see Tracy Reese Garments in magazines so it was a nice surprise! American Fashion Designer Tracy Reese is arguably the most relevant and most successful African American Designer currently showing under the tents! Her customers and celebrities like Taylor Swift love her feminine designs, she is well know for her beautiful frocks and dress and celebrities like Kelly Rowland and Ciara sit front her runway shows!

Below is a picture of the Tracy Reese Spring 2012 Look featured  in Nylon Magazine!

Here is a picture of the Tracy Reese dress from the official website! The dress is $375, which is an average Tracy Reese price! To make this look more everyday casual layer it with a over sized cardigan and you can still wear the the wedges or pair it a pair of loafers or flats.

Ladies whats your opinion on the Tracy Reese Dress!
Make sure you pick up your April Issue of Nylon Magazine

From The Press To The Streets:Rachel Roy

So as I was reading through my April 2012 Issue of Nylon Magazine I came across these pants below from American Fashion Designer Rachel Roy diffusion line RACHEL Rachel Roy for only $99 bucks! I thought these would be perfect to blog about! But these pants are now an extreme MUST HAVE!!! Because not only are the pants on sell for $79 dollars, there also an extra 25% off at the checkout Online!!!! Ladies if you wear a 2,4,6,or 8 you really need to jump in these pants ASAP. These printed pant are a great piece to have or your spring/summer wardrobe that are a great piece that will take you from day to night depending on how there styled!

Ladies how do you feel about these RACHEL Rachel Roy Pants

Celebrities Wear: Jenny Packham

Kate Winslet hit the red carpet looking amazing
in a beautiful Jenny Packham gown! She wore this look to the premier
of "Titanic 3-D" in London

This look was also won best look of the week on "The Fashion Police"

Monday, April 9, 2012

A Bloggers Pick: Karen Walker

Today's Blogger Pick comes from American Fashion Designer Karen Walker! With a lot of girls rocking the Polo Ralph Lauren baseball caps i wanted to find something different for my Fashion Forward girls to set them apart and introduce them to a new brand! These Karen Walker hats are perfect for the Spring/Summer time when your in a rush and on the move out the house and for $40 dollars these are a Must Have for spring! Ladies these are the same price as a Polo hat but way more fun and your wearing a great quality brand! Set yourself apart during these warm weather months with Karen Walker!

Karen Walker American Girl Hats

Click Here to Purchase The Painterly Hat!

Ladies Are You Feeling These Hats

An Editors Pick For: Michelle Obama

Hello Fashionites, I want to start off by sending a shout out to friend and Fashion Stylist Raymond Gee (@Ray_Gee) and American Fashion Brand United Bamboo (@UnitedBamboo) for this post inspiration! Raymond Gee and I had a small conversation on twitter and United Bamboo tweeted us this simple, chic amazing Printed Dress that was perfect for the working woman! I immediately thought of First Lady Michelle Obama because the dress is classic Michelle Obama with a cardigan and a pair of kitten heels. Then I began to think, why not change up her style, make her more fashion forward and edgy but still appropriate for spring!

Lets first began with the amazing Orange Print Sleeveless United Bamboo Dress! Classic First Lady attire with an interesting print and detailing on the shoulders!

To View this United Bamboo Dress Click Here

The next looks are coming right from the runway! I'm not sure if Michelle Obama will buy off the the runway but these are great silhouette that i will take her style to the next level and of course since we focus on American Fashion all of the looks are from American Designer Brands!

The first look is from the Cushnie et Ochs Spring 2012 Collection! This look is a great choice for a press event or T.V. appearance! It has an amazing neck line that shows skin without actually reveling anything but still having  a very sexy and edgy feel, especially for a pant suit! The only thing i would change is the color to a Nude, Orange or Navy!

We picked this Pre- Fall Peter Som dress because its perfect everyday wear for the First Lady! I think the print is great, and the silhouette would work well with Loafers if decided that it wasn't a "heels" type of day! This Peter Som look is another great press option as well for a casual event!

Now I think a lot of readers might think I'm pushing it with this Tracy Reese Pre- Fall look but I wanted to give a look that would push the boundaries and this look a upgraded concept of the T- Shirt and Jean look. This is a great fashion forward everyday look; The printed pant with the colored block lace top works well together! This look on Michelle Obama would get great attention from the press in a heartbeat!

So How My Fashionites (Readers) Feel About These Looks

Friday, April 6, 2012

Accessory Wish List: Rebecca Minkoff

Our new addition to our "Accessory Wish List" are these Mini Neon M.A.C. Clutches! American Fashion Designer Rebecca Minkoff is famous for her Morning After Bags, and after seeing one and checking the quality of this bag in person I became a huge Rebecca Minkoff advocate! She produces some of the best handbags out of all of the American Fashion Designers; Her handbags in my opinion are arguably number one when you break it down by customer and price point, which puts her up against some of the best like Rachel Roy, L.A.M.B., Betsey Johnson and Tory Burch just to name a few!

Rebecca Minkoff Mini Neon M.A.C. Clutch

 I pick the Mini Neon M.A.C. Clutch because more recently I've enjoyed seeing women carrying smaller bags like this! Now this might not be the best bag to carry running out to your next class (If your in college) or under the tents during NYFW (If your somebody who attends)  obviously you have no space for books! However for causal outing this is perfect! First it holds all of your essentials comfortably, Its a cross body so your hands/arms are free and this is a great style bag that will travel smoothly from day to night, which is an important factor when your shopping around for designer investment like a handbag!

Click Here To Purchase The Rebecca Minkoff Mini Neon M.A.C. Clutch

I'm attracted to the bright pop of color! Its a great way to add something extra to an simple chic outfit like a LBD or a Blazer, V- Neck and Pant of choice! In addition to the color there is the classic Rebecca Minkoff hardware and detailing. The long tassels on the zippers, the front pocket closure and the chain shoulder strap are qualities that make this bag stand out from other brands

The price of this bag is $195.00 dollars! But its definitely a great Designer Investment ladies if your looking to add a Trendy everyday purse to your Handbag collection!

Ladies Are You Feeling This Bag!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Blogger Picks: Spring Designer Must Haves Under $100

Spring is around the corner and inspired by one of my FAVORITE bloggers Ty Alexander, The Blogger Behind Gorgeous In Grey I decided to do a Spring Essentials List with our own twist to it! Since this is a "Bloggers Pick" post all of the items are going to be under $100 dollars and (of course) from American Fashion Designers! Lets check out what i picked!

RACHEL Rachel Roy Padina Sandal

RACHEL Rachel Roy Serpent Crossbody

Betsey Johnson Starfish Studded Earrings


Betsey Johnson Glitter Set Hinge Bangles