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

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fashion Writer JaTawn Covers NYFW

PNO " Plus Night Out" PLY Apparel and David Tupaz...


I'm so honored and blessed today to have Fashion Writer JaTawn on Mimosas and Turquoise, who goes by one name is a native New Yorker and a plus size fashionista. With 16 years of Modeling in the fashion industry under her belt, she is now behind the scenes writing about it. JaTawn was the Fashion Editor of the now defunct print publication Fire Magazine.  She has gone on as a fashion writer for online magazines Fashionledge, Style.com, Issac Mizrahi ( Inside Issac's world ) and a Fashion Correspondent for examiner.com

Fashion Writer JaTawn

JaTawn resides in Queens and enjoys being with her Shi Tzu Sam.

Today I will be covering her submissions from NYFW with  PNO, PLY Apparel and  David Tupaz- if you love fashion like I do then you're going to love these looks that walked down the runway this past week. The designers did a magnificent job of creating their story line for their collection and the models were gorgeous, might I add.

Be on the look out for more submissions by JaTawn!


Enjoy!


PNO- Plus Night Out

By: JaTawn

Plus Night Out, the only "plustastical" event during NYFW was shown on September 6th, 2014. This show brings out all divas that dress to the nine with anticipation of seeing great fashions for the full figured woman. Sponsored by Ashley Stewart, PNO didn't disappoint. This year's participates were designers Qristyl Frazier Designs, Sydney's Closet, Tru Diva and many more.

Jovanna Reyes, the Creator of  PNO is also a gifted photographer, publisher and the soul purpose of filling a niche' in the industry that has been forgotten. Ashley Stewart and Ideel were also some of the sponsors.

After the fashion show, there was an award ceremony and modeling contract to Bicoastal Models in NY given out to winner Wema Enofe. Also in attendance were Teen Plus Pageant winner Mackenzie Barnes with her beautiful mother Leslee and  Plus USA winner Apriel Biggs.

Enjoy!


So let me start off by saying I'm a huge fan of jumpers and rompers, to start off with the photos I chose this fashionable diva who strutted her stuff down the runway at the PNO fashion show, wearing a camel colored deep V jump suit with a grey peep toe sandal. I love that the designer made the pants longer in length for us tall girls, it's so hard to find pants that are long enough, so kudos to the designer!


This jumper is my favorite because of the multi colored print that's detailed in it's design. This diva walked the runway in style with a nude T strap platform pump that gave this a powerful look and runway ready

Fall is definitely here, with over sized sweaters as the trend this season. Large sweaters are the thing to rock now and for the future. I love how they are paired up with leggings and a pointed toe pump. Another way to style an over sized sweater is to wear it with a skinny or boot cut jeans and and ankle boots


Can we say " LONG LEATHER GLOVES" I adore these red gloves. They make such a statement to any look. These are must haves in any wardrobe for the Fall and Winter months

This divalicious babe came through with white lace for days, paired with a wide leather belt to cinch in the waist. I always tell woman if you want to create that hour glass look wear a skinny or wide belt to give your waist line more definition to add character to your look

Uniformed and sexy with a two piece skirt and crop top with plaid detailing is a show stopper. This look can also be worn may different way, such as rocking the crop top with a pair of high waisted skinny or flared jeans, and the skirt can be worn with a sexy knee boot, black turtle neck and a cropped leather jacket this season- Love Love Love this look!

I call this look " Couture Fresh". This model floats down the runway in one shoulder strap white gown with gorgeous detailing on her waist line. She definitely ready for a night on the red carpet

Dipped in luscious lace has always been sexy like this look on the runway that can be worn to any evening event. If you love accessories add a silk or cashmere shawl to cover your shoulders for those cold atmospheres

Happy in green, yes green is such a happy color. This vivacious model look amazing and to top it of her red tones in her her gave it that extra pop, great choice

Last but not least for PNO also showed a sexy red strapless gown with a sparkling detail on the waist that's picture perfect ready for any event

Photo Credit: Lakisha Forde


Designs by David Tupaz

David Tupaz is an established designer and couturier from Los Angeles. Trained in the manner of the Haute Couture tradition, he was voted as one of the TOP 40  designers of the west coast by Fashion Group International, Los Angeles in July 2010. He caters mostly to the entertainment industry dressing celebrated stars and celebrities, sports figures, first ladies, royalty and high society mavens from Manila, Hong Kong, London, Paris, LA to NY and Washington DC. His signature line is classic elegance, structured tailored femininity and follows the grand approach of dignified grace and style. His couture graces major red carpet events from the Emmy's to the Golden Globes, the Oscars and the Grammy's. He is now branching to Las Vegas to help introduce a fashion industry and mentor young designers and students to create the first official Las Vegas Fashion Designer's Council. He joins the roster of talented and innovative locals that will launch the future of Las Vegas Fashion.

If you would like to meet David please contact the following number to make an appointment.

(818)348.2344

phone number and fax

                                                                 
       



David created two beautiful suits with black and white embroidery. I also love the black and white bow he added to give it more character


He used some if the most beautiful models for his show. My favorite is all black as well but Davis added a pop color to each piece that gave the collection that extra flare










All of David's designs are beautiful and I hope to see more and more from him


PLY

By: JaTawn


PLY is for the woman size 14-24 that craves elegance and fashion, and doesn't want to comprimise. The company is located in New York and was founded by Lamar and Pamela Nanton. A creative couple whose history of fit fashion makes the perfect fashion union. On September 7th, 2014 PLY Spring/Summer 2015 Ready To Wear Collection was presented in their PLY Apparel showroom to press and bloggers. The split sleeve jackets were my favorite and black dress with pockets. The added touches were the accessories be designer Natalia Danilova for Avolinadny.

Some pieces offer a hint of pink that is very subtle and I was informed by Lamarr Nanton that the company works with manufacturers in the US and PLY donates a percentage of its profits to support the fight againts breast cancer.

Please visit their website to view Fall 2014 and 2015 collections


htt://instagram.com/avolinadny 


                





Fashion Designer Pamela Nanton for PLY

Fashion Designer Lamar for PLY



Jewelry Designer Natalia Danilova


You can never go wrong with a classic black and whit suit, this piece is a must have in every woman's wardrobe

Taking fashion and design to another level is what these designers did at NYFW. A pleated skirt is a must have in a woman's closet as well, this look can be worn to the office or a to a luncheon, and let's not forget about the heels this model is wearing, those take the cake!



Capes have also become a new trend this season, rocking them with gowns, skirts or dressing them down with denim is a must for the Fall/Winter season

True Pink has always been a feminine color to wear, Like the model above is wearing a pink sheath dress that works for any body type. Also to give a sheath dress more shape don't be afraid to add a belt around your waist

I love this black and white cocktail dress, along with the accessories that were styled with look.

The designers did an amazing job showing their looks this season, I'm excited to see more in the future


Diaja

By: JaTawn

The Set NYC and fashion brand  Diaja showcased a Spring/Summer 2015 "Black Label" capsule collection at 49 Grove Prive in August. Designer Ceres Henry showcased ready to wear pieces both men and woman from dresses to t-shirts. With a degree in pattern making and a Norma Kamali, Sean Jon, and Coldwater Creek alumni. Ceres is equipped with the necessary experience to start her own brand.

With the company shifting in a new direction, and showing for NYFW, Diaja will continue to stay true to it's customers and offer great ready to wear and offer trends that can be incorporated in your daily wardrobe.



Photo Credit: Michael Latimer