Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A week in fashion (3/20-3/27)

I do this on a rare occasion, but I'm thinking maybe I should do it more often - last week celebrities were out attending various events and some really "showed out" as far as Fashion is concerned. Good and Bad! Who missed the mark? Who owned their look? I'll give you my opinions - you give me yours!

Kelis looked ABSOLUTELY gorgeous in her DVF wrap dress at the W Hotel in South Beach Miami Beach Florida on March 25, 2010.(sorry to disapoint, I already researched heavily, this dress is from the Holiday 08/09 Wonder Woman Collection, so if you are in search, your best bet is Ebay). 

Serena kicking it in Miami.

Lala Vazques, Kelly Rowland and Serena Williams at Kelly’s first non-profit charity, ‘I Heart My Girlfriends’ in Miami, Florida on March 28. By the way, KUDOS to Serena's new stylist (whomever that may be) this has really been a transformation.


Mary J. Blige at Tom Joyner’s Jazz In The Gardens 2010 on March 20, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. MARY IS KNOCKING THESE YOUNG GIRLS OUT THE BOX!!!! GO MJB! GO MJB!!

First Lady Michelle Obama seen leaving “Memphis” the musical on Broadway in New York City. I love how she throws things "off" with her color choice in shoes, loving the bangles. GO 1st Lady!!

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyy! (I just really like this picture)



Now on to the Fashion Roadkill!

Serioulsy Jessica White - so she decided to wear lingerie to the premier of "Why did I get married 2". How is this cute in any way??

Leona Lewis at Perez Hilton’s ‘Carn-Evil’ Theatrical Freak in LA on March 27. Sorry you are not Lady GaGa and this DOES NOT work for you!

Eve doesnt look bad, but those tattoos WEAR ME OUT! Enough is really enough!

Randy Jackson and Kimberly Locke at the Winter Music Conference at W South Beach on March 27. They both just look really ridiculous here, and I'm trying to figure out how she went from this ^ to..... -

Clearly she had help here.


images courtesy of GettyImages.com

Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring Trend: Denim Sandals

From high-end to budget-friendly (even Apple Bottoms got in on it), from flats, platforms, to stilettos, denim sandals are definitely on the books for this season. I'm still on the fence with this trend, there are a few that I can definitely see myself wearing. However, I'm not IN LOVE. I have listed a couple for your viewing pleasure - now tell me what you think. Is this a trend you can do without this season??

From top to bottom (left to right)

Denim Braided Sandals $14.80

Steve Madden “Devinne” Sandal $60

Ash Spike Delave Denime $185

Brian Atwood Court Shoe $1,470

KORS Michael Kors “Francesca” Wedge Sandal $225

American Retro Athena Lace Denim Booties $265

YSL Tribute Denim Platform $895

Apple Bottoms Blue Denim Fifi $70




Friday, March 26, 2010

"Out here in these streets"

So I was thinking last night on what I should blog about today (because let me tell you, sometimes it does get hard) and I realized that the  majority of my blogs are dedicated to supporting people, designers, products, and companies of people who I don't know. While cruising Facebook, I noticed that ALOT of people that I know are becoming budding entrepreneurs right on Facebook - and it hit me! Why not support the people I know, know of, or by association?? Unfortunately we are still in a recession, and AND everyone is trying to make it "out here in these streets" (shout-out! she know's who she is), which will also be the title of this weekly feature. Why not help each other? Yeah why not? Well I decided to do just that! Each week I will feature a FB friend (fashion and beauty related) and their business. I am also calling out for your help, if you know anyone who would like to be featured hit me up on Facebook or shoot me an email fashionrevolutionaires@gmail.com. With that said, Let's get it!!

Have you been on the hunt for unique and bold accessories to add to your collection? Look no further - Another Princess Designs, she offers a range of statement pieces from rings, to bold bangles and funky necklaces. Check her out on FB where you can browse at pics and place orders. ( I know I hate the long links, but unfortunately - Onsugar hasnt added hyperlinks yet, or I just jsut dont know how to find it)


Here are a few of my faves...



Thursday, March 25, 2010

"It's the shoes, (the shoes?) , it's gotta be the shoes"

I discovered this shoe company about a year and a half ago ( I wasn't too late, they launched in 2007), and have been hooked ever since - Pour La Victoire The shoes are impeccably made and the designs are clean and sharp. I did a blog last year around this time on this very same shoe company. Well, THEY'RE BACK!!! The Spring 2010 collection has hit the stores and the internet, and they have yet to disappoint. This month they have also installed a bridal line, which by the way is BEAUTIFUL. I mean wear these to a wedding? You have to be kidding me, you can wear these bad boys anytime.

Enough with all the talk already, let me show you what I mean....


Spring 2010 Collection (I have chosen some of my favorites, but check out the website for the full collections)




"Here comes the Bride".. definitely not all dressed in white! I absolutely adore this Bridal collection and I'm sure many brides-to be will be clamoring for a pair.

2010 Bridal Collection


Aren't they divine????? Yes. I know - word on the street is they are releasing a handbag collection for Fall 2010. I will keep you updated, I'm sure it will be nothing but HOTNESS!!!



Monday, March 22, 2010

Easter Hats and Arden B. dresses, Its Officialy Spring (well not so much today)!

Easter is just around the corner, about 2 weeks away to be exact. Instead of waiting until the week of Easter to get you right, I decided to go ahead and give you some outfit ideas early. My inspirations for this post are Easter Hats. As a small child I remember going to Church on Easter Sunday and watching the “Church” Runway – the elaborate hats, the structured suits, the shiny shoes – it was really a show.  


The history of Easter Hats initially came out of the Apostle Paul declared that women must cover their heads during worship (1 Corinthians 11:15)

In the early 20th century many African American women worked as domestic servants or in other subservient roles. Sunday church services provided the only real chance to break away from their drab, dreary workday uniforms.  When attending church, they favored bright colors and textured fabric — the bolder the better, really — and topped their outfits off with a flamboyant hat, or “crown.”

Hats also served as status symbols. “Once you got up on your feet and started working, you bought some hats,” said boutique owner Audrey Easter, in Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry’s book, Crowns. Many women match their hats with their pocketbooks and gloves.


Of course times have changed, and hats aren’t the focal point for many women today. However, let’s change that today!! Whether you are going to Church, brunch or just spending time with loved ones on Easter Sunday, I have created three outfits that may quell your interest in rocking an Easter Hat. (All dresses are from Arden B. – sooo pretty). By the way, dont forget to bring your shawl if you will be attending a more traditional or conservative Church (you don't want to offend some, with too much skin)



Floral Top Hat Clip $20


 Val, Ships 5/11 $200


 Sondra Roberts 'Rose' Satin Box Clutch $98


 marquis & camus - Vintage Metal and Silk Flower Necklace $195


 Turquoise Chunky Multi Bangles $27


 Cream Carved Rose Stud $6.06


 Sateen Bow Tube Dress $69




Lace Trimmed Downturn Brim $180


 Taffeta Rose Front Tube Dress $89


 Hale Bob Maddi Heel $53


 Wenda Feather Clutch $59


 Fashion Necklace Bracelet Earrings, LK $145


 Electro Post Cameo Earrings $28


 Fancy Noir Bracelet $6.80



John Lewis Bow Feather Hat, Lilac $180


 One Shoulder Ruffle Dress $78


 Badgley Mischka Randee - Gold Satin Sandals $200


 Amrita Singh - East Hampton Pearl Earring $100


 Robust Pearlescent Necklace $16


 Rich Hues Bangle Set $5.80


 La Regale Beaded Leaf Clutch – Champagne $36







Thursday, March 18, 2010

Jodi Arnorld for The Limited Collection: Fashion Tour

Jodi Arnold for The Limited collection. To celebrate the launch, Jodi Arnold will be going on a five city personal appearance and fashion show tour. A team of style experts along with The Limited CEO, Linda Heasley will join Jodi to offer advice on how to wear this unique spring collection and mix it with your favorite existing Limited pieces.


At the special events, sip cocktails while you shop and receive 40% off The Limited’s regular collection and enter a chance to win a $250 wardrobe.


Here's are the dates and locations of the Jodi Arnold for The Limited Fashion Show Tour:

March 24, 2010
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Perimeter Mall in Atlanta, Georgia

March 30, 2010
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
NorthPark Center in Dallas, Texas

March 31, 2010
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
St. Louis Galleria in St. Louis, Missouri

April 12, 2010
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Water Tower in Chicago, Illinois

April 13, 2010
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Tysons Corner Center in Washington, DC

Check out some of her designs, definitely The Limited material - but Im really feeling the last 2nd to last look - everything else, eh? 

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

There's always a great reason to wear GREEN!

Are you one of those people who make a point to wear green on St. Patrick's Day, and for those violators who chose not to - you constantly harass them?? Well your in luck, this posts for you!

Fashion Revolutionaire history moment: Many people celebrate this day by the wearing of green, and legend has it that there are three main reasons as to why GREEN is the color of choice. The first reason is because of the green shamrock leaf. According to legend, the shamrock was a sacred plant to the Druids of Ireland because its leaves formed a triad, and three was a mystical number in the Celtic religion. It was used by Saint Patrick to illustrate the doctrine of the Holy Trinity as he introduced Christianity to Ireland. In the 19th century, it was a symbol of rebellion and anyone wearing it risked death by hanging. This period spawned the phrase "the wearin' o' the green." Occasionally, a fourth leaflet will appear, making a "four-leaf clover," said to bring good luck to the person who discovers it. The second reason green is an Irish color is because Ireland is called the "Emerald Isle" with lots of green pastures. The third reason is because the people of Ireland would burn green leaves to spread over their land to make their soil richer.

Now with that said, let the fashion begin! In honor of St. Patrick's Day, and the recession (always have to keep that in mind these days), I chose to show three outfits based on one GREEN blouse. Need outfit ideas for later this evening, well take a look - you may be inspired!

The green blouse can be found at Talbots - Drape-front silk shell $80 www.talbots.com -

Here's a nice conservative look - now the key to this look is how you rock your green shirt. One of 2 ways, wear this inside of the white dress shirt and tuck in both shirts inside of the skirt for a nice clean conservative look (make sure to leave a couple of the buttons open to reveal your splash of color. The other is totally how I would rock it. I would wear the green blouse on the outside of the white shirt (tails hanging out) and cinch it with a nice black wide belt. Trust me it will be super hot!

Drape-front silk shell $80 www.talbots.com

Gap Dobby shirt $27 www.gap.com

B W Ankle Strap Heels $42 www.amelieboutique.com

Tailored Pencil Skirt $70 www.topshop.com

Black Spot Pearl Necklace $18 www.missselfridge.com

Dark grey mock pearl stud earrings $9.03 www.debenhams.com


So you are casual a Lady, but still want to represent for the GREEN - check out this look, still cute and sassy without sacrificing the comfort. Skinny cargo pants and camel colored knee-boots are key to this look.

New York & Company Sateen Skinny Cargo Pants $9.99 www.nyandcompany.com

Bronx Flat Festival Boot $110 www.asos.com

Womens AE Chambray Moto Jacket $40 www.ae.com

Chain Bars Necklace $11 www.forever21.com

Han Cholo The Baby Hoop Earrings $22 www.karmaloop.com

kate spade new york Idiom Bangle Bracelet $42 www.bloomingdales.com


Glam Rock Lady! We have something for you as well, we arent taking you out of your stilettos, no ma'am - matter of fact we have some KILLER ones on deck. Here I paired a sequined vest, killer stilettos and tie-dyed (subtle) dark skinny jeans.

Joe's Jeans "Silver Glitter" subtle Tie-Dye Cigarette Jeans in Glitter Wash - Straight & Skinny Leg $200 www.bloomingdales.com

Darling Trim Sequin Jacket $83 www.asos.com

Rock & Republic Lotus Platform Pumps with Chains $295 www.shopbop.com

Short Mesh and Bead Necklace: Necklaces $150 www.piperlime.gap.com

Starfish Posts $14 www.urbanoutfitters.com



Friday, March 12, 2010

A perfect match!

Its the WEEEEEEEKEND Yeah! That means, relaxing, or clubbing, or DATE NIGHT!!!

Get your man some RED Bottoms to match yours! I'm sure some of you may have seen Pharrel rocking these studded kicks in late 2009. Well the Christian Louboutin Sneakers for Spring/Summer 2010 have hit the stores for the general population!! If you have the ends (ooh thats so old-school) to drop $835 on a pair (yes $835) holla at your girl ( I could use those pumps)




1.CL Louis Studded Hi-Top Sneaker $835                                          2. CL Pigalle 100 Studded Pump $995

Thursday, March 11, 2010

SJP and Halston, oooohhs and ahhhs are in order here!

One of the most influential fashion trendsetters of our time, is back in fashion! I mean she is really back! Yesterday Sarah Jessica Parker's Halston Heritage Collection launched on Net-a-porter.com. The line was inspired by Halston's archives as well as the Studio 54 crowd of the late 70's and 80's. Draped dresses, silk jumpsuits, and sequined vests are just a few items from the collection. The line also includes slouchy tote bags and other bags, can be found on net-a-porter.com, but for all you SATC fans, many of the clothing will be featured in "Sex And The City 2" this coming May.


SJP also wears a dress from the collection in the SATC 2 promotional poster


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Your own personal stylist - on the NET!!!

I am really excited about this website! It really takes the “hoping and praying” out, that an item you order on line will fit, and will fit well. It’s easy and its free – you set up an account, enter in your measurements and it matches items just for you.





The website boasts

  • it’s like having your own personal stylist
  • there’s no more fitting room frustration and no more guesswork
  • Browse hundreds of brands and thousands of styles updated daily
  • Enjoy 15% off of your first order


Right now myshape.com has an excellent deal on denim 35% off. Check it out, and let me know how it works!!