Beautiful Covergirl. Ms. Joan Smalls graces not ONE but TWO glossy covers this month! She is snapped by Michael Thompson for ELLE and then she poses for Luigi and Daniele + Iango’s lens for Vogue Germany January 2014. You betta werk.
I’m here for the sparkly holiday-ready golden foil-like ensemble 👗 and cheekbones that can cut u if u get too close👩👌 #fashion #style #editorial #glossy #glitter #shine #trendhunter #stylehunter #fashionblogger #styling #inspo
Leather is the new denim. #streetfashion #fashion #style #street #streetfashion #leather #fur #editorial #trendhunter #stylehunter #fashionblogger
Today’s FFI is a true inspiration to me as far as taking her blog to new highs, propelling her to great opportunities.
Joy Adaeze (pronounced [Ah-deh-zeh]) is a Harlem based Nigerian-American style blogger, fashion stylist and image consultant. Her fashion journey started when she interned at business of style, fashion, beauty and retail online reference WWD assisting notable influential editors and learning the ins and outs of styling.
She then moved on to assisting current ESSENCE magazine Editor-in-Chief Constance White. She has worked for numerous publications in Europe and the US. Aside from her styling career, one of Joy’s life passions is her work as a professional image consultant where she guides men and women on how to look great every day.
Joy is well known for her innovative personal style, and has been featured in Italian Vogue, Elle, Seventeen, NY Mag, Chinese Vogue, and Ebony, among others.
This turban devotee and quirky shades fanatic embodies the quintessential fashionista. She truly enjoys inspiring others with her unique look. I actually discovered Ms.Adaeze two years ago through her “Daily Style Chronicles” blog on essence.com, where she’d showcase her eclectic, ever changing style.
A noteworthy writer, Joy started her personal style blog- Joy loves fashion-two years ago. She was recently dubbed one of the “Top 40 Style Bloggers” dubbed by Essence.com.
In the future she plans on working as a style expert for television and facilitating style workshops. I have no doubt that she is well on her way to fashion superstardom.
Thirsty Thursday Miuzak: Jaded by Jade De LaFleur - After the recent painful events I went through these past couple of weeks, I wanted to go back to my refuge, my therapy: miuzak. I was achingly yearning for some organic, comforting sounds. I resorted to Solange Knowles ‘s just released album presenting Saint Heroin (under the same rec label name; + check out their online platform) and fell hard for Jade De LaFleur’s offering. When I turned the music ON, the world was OFF as I let this melancholy and rhythmic music propel my body forward, and allowed my mind to wander.
The New Orleans, La. born and raised songstress litterally gave me a hug through the song. In Jaded she shares her struggle, but I sense her strengths as well. Soft, magnetic vocals comparable to Goapele or N’dea Davenport layed on a beautifully eclectic and mellow joint. The track briliantly combines retro warmth and current cool. Must be the cosmic-soul flavor in it. And her jazz background is clearly evident. All in all it is a fine, rich and extremely likable record. Freedom is highly worth taking a listen as well.
De LaFleur is part of Knowles’s Saint Heron crew/signees (along with Kelela, Jhene Aiko and Starchild among others). The track is featured on the SH compilation album, a selection of contemporary genre defying R&B visionaries. The clique found a proud adept of this lush new sound in me.
Press play to get into it.
By definition the plaid trend conjures images of 90′s rocker-chic, punk edge, and individuals who aren’t shy about making powerful style statements. This Fall, plaid has made a fashionable comeback–and it’s more than welcomed.
And just like clockwork, the cold season brings on an urge to invest in a new body warmer. Every time I see a trend I love I think to myself – would my Rosedolls fall for it as well…?
To me plaid is timeless, from school girls to runway. Moreover, a dusterin that print is an easy way to experiment with fabrics.
In tune with the grunge vibe plaid, whether in the pattern form of tartan, Prince of Wales, madras or gingham, has been catching my eye of late, thanks to high end designers’ interpretations of the woven motif on Fall/Winter ‘13 catwalks.
L-R: Tommy Hilfiger, Céline, Mulberry, Saint Laurent
Checked patterns seem to be the trend of the season. I’ve already jumped on board of the plaid wagon. Lucky for me all I had to do is dig in my wardrobe and (re)score this baby I’ve had for years.
A snap of a vintage coat I purchased on Etsy 3 years ago
Feeling inspired? Here how you can get started:
Some handy tips:
*With such a stand out piece, the accessories should be kept to a bare minimum.
*For those that like to avoid ultra-trendy pieces, you could opt for a scarf. It’s a great way to enjoy the trend in a very classic and timeless way.
Would you wear..a plaid coat? How do you put your personal stamp on the trend?
Hey there Lovelies,
I hope you’re all doing well and staying warm. Please excuse my sporadic posts on the blog as of late as I have been dealing with the tragic loss of a beloved family member. I am still in the grieving/healing process but as they say “fashion never sleeps so neither do we”. I am overwhelmed by all your condolences messages and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your kind words of encouragement.
Speaking of inbox, Camille e-mailed me for a fashion query: “I am on a serious hunt for the perfect holiday cocktail dress with a little bit of see-through. I saw Jennifer Hudson in the cutest one! Any idea who is it from or where I can find something similar? Thanks a lot!”
The singer and Black Nativity star went for a 1,290$ Fall 2013 Yigal Azrouël Bi Stretch Tech Dress to the NYC premiere screening.
The LBD boasts mesh fabric inserts and an up-to-there slit.
Here’s her sheath modeled on the runway:
You can recreate the sheer effect with this $448.00CAN Jillea embroidered cutout faux-leather BCBGMAXAZRIA number:
or get on one of these frocks for a steal:
Hope it helps! I’ll be waiting for a selfie with your new purchase!
Hudson photo provided by reader
From holiday hosting to festive fashions and standout stocking stuffers, ALDO presents its must-haves for the season!
For givers. It’s not give or receive. It’s give and receive This season, ALDO has the perfect presents for those who love to give..and get.
ALDO is hosting a great contest, too: the Give me Shoe-Getaway. Make 2014 your most stylish year. The footwear and accessories giant is sending a lucky reader and a friend to NYC, Vegas or Whistler: each primo destination doubles as the perfect backdrop for new memories and of course, new shoes ;)
Enter for your chance to win at *givemeshoegetaway.com*! Hit me up if you win, I’d gladly accompany you eh he!
I was having a difficult time containing my excitement when the BCBGMAXAZRIA Collection preview invite made its way to my inbox.
Always on the forefront of fashion, BCBGMAXAZRIA is the premier lifestyle collection for the modern woman. Reconciling creativity with accessibility and desirability with wearability, the trendy brand occupies a unique position in American fashion, purveying sophisticated, confident designs that take consumers from work to weekend in style.
Media members and glossy editors headed over to the French fashion house’s flagship store bright and early yesterday for BCBGMAXAZRIA, Hervé Léger & BCBGeneration Spring 2014 sneak peeks. A sumptuous 3-story emporium all to ourselves! A dream come true for a
fashion freak fashionista!
If the Azrias’ offerings for the warm season are any indication, it’s shaping up to be a ravishingone.
For the eponymous line’s runway, St-Tropez ready, easy-breezy silhouettes and dreamy ornate prints were wonderfully displayed. The signature sleek-and-chic, intricate bandage pieces are in abundance.at Hervé Léger. Stunning BCBG Ready-to-Wear attire were presented and whimsical, sportier shapes are being forecasted at BCBGeneration.
A few images of BCBGMAXAZRIA Runway:
Peep the HL catwalk excerpts below:
BCBG RTW + Runway
Some of BCBG RTW’s Lookbook:
Images of the youthful, more contemporary BCBG girl:
Inevitably, splashes of dazzling colors are to be expected for the warm weather: shades of emerald, blush pink, mint, chartreuse green, eggshell, saffron are what your closet will be yearning for.
Standout pieces for me definitely had to be the BCBG abstract printed maxi dress and BCBGeneration’s soft shirtdresses which I wager we might see on a few stylistas come spring.
All in all, it was a delightful showing from the ultrafeminine label.
What do you think of Max Azria’s upcoming collection?