Thursday, October 16, 2014

Master The Art Of Layering

Mix it up...

This season master the art of layering with pieces that you already have in your wardrobe. Instead of buying that big bulky coat, layer different pieces and mix it up a little.

For example:

Chunky sweaters
Ponte knit pants and dresses
Sweat shirts
Button down shirts
Sweaters
Denim


One of my all time favorites is dresses or skirts with jeans. This trend gives you any edgy outside the box look. I guarantee heads will turn.

Check out these examples of how you can layer for the Fall and Winter 2014.

Enjoy!



ELLE November 2014

Zoe is giving us life in her LBD for the cover of ELLE Magazine November 2014 issue. Don't be afraid to show a little leg when dressing for an evening event. I always suggest searching for the perfect little black dress that has volume. That way this gives the illusion that the dress is not as short as it may seems.

Zoe you rocked it!

Beauty Tip

Tamar Braxton

This Diva is always snatched to the Gods every time I see her. From her makeup to her hair and let's not forget her multitude of amazing garments she wears. Tamar is the total Diva that mixes up her trends all the time. 

If you are a caramel complected gal go blonde to lighten up your gorgeous skin tone even more. Also check out the MAC beauty counter at any Nordstrom or your local mall and add some statement lashes to liven up your look for a Friday night out. Along with the lashes grab a bronzer compact to highlight your cheek bones, this gives you a glow that's definitely appropriate for any occasion.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Riccardo Tisci and Erykah Badu-Essence Magazine & Wiz Kalifah

Paper Mag- Boldness Beyond Boundaries...

There are many eyes on Riccardo who oversees Givenchy's accessories, men's and woman's ready-to wear lines and haute couture. When a designers name gets recognized on music verses I think it's something that needs to be checked out. Rappers like 2 Chainz, Pusha T and Kanye West have dropped Riccardo Tisci's name in a few verses.

He has also befriended Ms. Erykah Badu, one of my favorite soul singers in the music business. They are featured together in Paper Mag on a subway and on the streets of New York.

Enjoy!




 Essence Magazine November 2014 Issue

Queen Latifah


Hey Yo Wiz!!!

I've got to say "I'm definitely loving the purple locs." I guess since the break up with Wiz Kalifah and the lovely Amber Rose, maybe he figured he needed a new start with something fresh and he decided to express himself by changing his hair color. I love the new look Wiz, only you can pill this one off. 

#differentisgood

Rock it don't knock it.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Nicki Minaj Suits Up For L 'Uomo

Suited and Booted With Sophistication...

Nicki Minaj gives us a more masculine look with her photo shoot for L 'Uomo Vouge. The black and whit photos display Nicki rocking a fierce chopped Bob and a Mens Wear suit that gives is a little display of what's underneath.

Her new approach on fashion has been eye catching and classy. I will most definitely keep an eye out for more updated fashion looks from Nicki.

Enjoy!


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tracee Ellis Ross

Always Modern...

Tracee Ellis Ross has always been one of my inspirations when it comes to celebrity style. Today on the Wendy Williams show she rocked gold door knocker earings with her name in the middle of the hoop, a black and white Raoul dress and red Kurt Geiger heels. I love the concept of always having a pop of color that adds flavor to any look.

It's so liberating to see her in fresh modern looks when she makes an appearance. Oh and let's not forget her natural curls that always make a statement. 

Tracee also stars on the new sitcom Blackish on ABC with co-stars Anthony Anderson and Lawrence Fishburne.

Enjoy!



Thursday, September 18, 2014

ELLE October 2014 Personal Style Issue

Erykah Badu...


The feature piece examines the fashion flavors of several stylish ladies such as singer/songwriter Erykah Badu. She states in ELLE Magazine " I was raised a child of the funk era: Betty Davis and Bootsy Collins. I've always enjoyed a very loosely put together style that feels like maybe I slept in it the night before-almost hobo chic. Effortless."


Enjoy!


Photo Credit: Horst Diekgerdes/ELLE



Latina Magazine October 2014

Eva Longoria Graces the Cover

Well known producer and actress Eva Longoria emerges as a true humanitarian as she discusses her expanded roll on the world stage and in American politics in the October 2014 issue of Latina.


For more info visit www.latina.com

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Sarah Jessica Parker

RFCA-Red Carpet Fashion Awards


Sarah Jessica Parker wears a Tracey Reese Fall 2014 jacquard dress featuring exquisite feathers at the hemline creating a romantic style statement

Elevating her look she added on an elegant YSL tweed jacket, and to make the look more contemporary she added a Chanel fanny pack

She finalized her look by wearing Fred Leighton jewels and sleek SJP "VIVIENNE" black sandals



Rashida Jones

Rashida wears a crisp white button down by Parker with blue printed shorts also by Parker, styled with Stella & Bow jewelry, a gray clutch and a chunky ankle-strap shoe

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Noir et Blanc NYC: Cocktails and Couture with Anni Kuan

Hot Couture...

By: JaTawn


Former model and stylist Deborah Koenigsberger opened a upscale woman's clothing boutique called Noir et Blanc NYC featuring a distinctive mix of fashion-forward and classic European collections. On September 11th, 2014 Noir et Blanc celebrated it's 25th year aniversary Cocktails and Couture with Anni Kuan Fall 2014 Collections.

Deborah is also a dedicated community service volunteer. She opened a boutique called The Thrifty Hog in the same vicinity as Noir et Blanc . In 1996, Deborah founded the non-profit organization Hearts of Gold . Deborah has successfully organized the donation of more than $1 million worth of merchandise and financial support to assist New York City's homeless mother's and children with the goal of becoming self-sufficient.

When  speaking to designer Anni Kuan , she informed me that her collection has been part of  Noir et Blanc NYC for 20 years. While speaking with Anni you can tell there is more than a business relationship, there is a friendship and respect she has for Deborah. She offered a capsule collection of tops, bottoms, jackets and coats. I admired the thought process behind this collection. Anni incorporated vegan suede and American ponte to some of the admired pieces. With this capsule collection a woman can incorporate it into her daily wardrobe.

Here are some of the pieces from the collection.

Enjoy!


 Owner of The Thrifty Hog and Noir et Blanc-Deborah Koenigsberger. Her boutique houses womans, mens, kids clothing, accessories and home essentials-below are photos of her beautiful boutique



















Fashion Designer Anni Kuan

The collection

A bright red kimono styled jacket with leather triming and a huge bow that gives the jacket lots of character looks great with a tappered leg slacks, or even a black pencil skirt for a more sophisticated look


A burst of color with this ruched dress is great for any body type and to top it off the ruching detail makes your waist look slimmer

 I love this floral printed dress coat that can be worn with evening wear

A blue cocktail dress that can be worn to a wedding, a luncheon or even the ballet

Cropped pants that are great for work and should be teamed with a blazer, it gives them a more professional look


You can never go wrong with a  button down shirt dress. This vegan suede dress is a classic look that can take you a long way in your wardrobe. This is a piece that can be worn for any occassion whether you are dressing it up for a coctail party, going to the office, or even on the weekends shopping with your girlfriends


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Chris Brown #X

The fans love it...

R&B/Pop Star Chris Brown has announced his sixth album although there is no release date the Richmond, Virginia vet will title his 2012 Fortune X . Even though Chris had some minor set back with relesing the album because of all the court issues he had to go through, but through it all he was still able to keep a tight grip on all his fans and release his album in good timing.


Enjoy!



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Dirk Nowitzki and his wife Jessica Nowitzki attend the premiere of the film 'Nowitzki. Der Perfekte Wurf' at Cinedom on September 16, 2014 in Cologne, Germany.

The look ravishing on the red carpet. Jessica's metallic dress was just right for the occasion


Beyonce


 leaving Eiffel Tower in Paris, France (Sept. 15th)




Balenciaga black, gray and white mixed printed Jacquard dress $1,555 and glove wedge sandals and Charlotte Olympia Kinky Clutch