Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sequined Bottoms

Sequin skirts, sequin shorts, sequin leggings, sequin everything.  Sequins are a cute way to jazz up a basic look.  It seems as if ever since Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, and Ke$ha became popular women's clothing is getting glam and wild and I cannot get enough.  If you don't want to take your look to the level they do, then just wear basic subtle pieces in muted or neutral colors.

© Forever 21

© Alice + Olivia

© Lane Bryant

Crafted Denim Jacket
35 GBP - republic.co.uk
Denim jacket »

Vince Sequined crepe mini skirt
$295 - net-a-porter.com
Sequined skirts »

Rose Lace Stirrup Tights
$24 - topshop.com
Lace hosiery »

Ashlee-Star.com GALLERY - Fluid Night Club Photoshoot/04

How do you feel about sequined bottoms? Too cute or too much?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Glamourous Gothic

This isn't your high school outcast's goth.  The current interpretation of gothicism bears a brooding, cimmerian palette combined with sharp lines, soft textures, and an overall elegant sophisticated feeling.

Italian Vogue has reported on the trend, but I'm here to put my twist on things.  Most of us have been hit by the recession and I'll be the first to admit I'm not big ballin in the slightest, so I want to make this trend more realistic for the everyday girl who may not be able to afford Sergio Rossi or Givenchy.

You might be wondering how you can pull this look off.  I understand that many people aren't going to completely immerse themselves in this look, but you can add pieces of neogothicism in your accessories.  The lace trend is still big and coincidentally, it's very easy to incorporate whatever lace items you have into this trend as well.

Look to celebs like Zoe Saldana, Rihanna in the Rated R era, Dita Von Teese, and lead singer Amy Lee from Evanescense for inspiration.

Lace Jacket by See You Monday

Furla Bag pictured left

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

R&B/Hip Hop Ladies Role Model Personality Profile

Tell me who you're a fan of and I'll tell you who you are.  Over the years, I have noticed many similarities between girls who idolize certain artists.  Many of us idolize celebs because they either embody traits they feel represent them, or qualities they want for themselves.  This post has a lot of truth in it if you sit back and pay attention.  If any of these describe you or someone you know, leave me a comment and let me know somethin! 

If you're a Beyonce stan....you come off as classy and poised individual.  You're the typical all-American girl that can be taken home to mom, with a hidden naughty side as a bonus.  You're probably an overachiever that made good grades in school and excel in your chosen profession.  If you have any siblings, you are probably the "golden child".  People are often jealous of you. You might be a little flamboyant and may display traits of arrogance and snottiness.

If you're a Nicki Minaj stan....you're feminine with a childlike vulnerable side.  You may sheild your vulnerability with a tough boisterous exterior. Those other bitches may try you at first, but they soon learn you're not the one to be played with.  You have a creative side and you just want to express yourself and have fun.  Sometimes you can be rude, you're not a bad person but you feel that you have to prove yourself and you may go overboard with it.


If you're a Trina stan....you definitely have a naughty side and aren't afraid to do you, good or bad.  You don't care if people gossip about you as long as they pronounce your name right.  You are outwardly confident and brash, you had to be because you probably went through a lot in your life.  You're a survivor and you like to be dominant.  In a crowd of people, you are the one others take notice of.  In a relationship, you are the one who wears the pants.  You love experimenting with different styles and you may take a daring approach to fashion.  Unfortunately you may not always treat your body like the temple that it is.

If you're a Rihanna stan....you're a rebellious little thang!  You were that girl in school who got in trouble for smoking in the girls' bathroom.  You are still trying to figure out who you are, so you make mistakes sometimes (who doesn't?) You are a very social person and you love to go out and be seen. Sitting at home chilling is not your thing.  You're opinionated and you don't care about pleasing people or winning popularity contests.  On the negative side, you can be a little self destructive and push away those who really care about you.

If you're a Ciara stan....you're sweet and humble.  You probably either have a big close-knit family or a lot of friends who serve as your family.  You have tons of energy and you likely either dance or play sports.  When you're in a relationship you're probably your man's best friend.  You will most likely get wifed early in life.  You like to look presentable but you aren't flashy or much of a material girl.  You may be a reserved person because you are very thoughtful and observant.  You're also a great gift giver!  Unfortunately you are too much of a pushover and people end up taking advantage of you.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Turbans Turn Trendy

Turbans, or head wraps, have been around for a while in certain ethnic communities but the fashion world has just begun to take notice.

I can't see this being a wearable look for most people.  I mainly see a few fashion-forward, artsy, bohemian, or hipster types rocking this but not so much mainstream.  Really though, try to imagine 19-year-old trend lemmings in the middle of Ohio donning turbans.  Not everyone will be able to pull this look off, but it will be fun seeing people try!

I like the brightly colored ones, but the solid black turbans make the girl look like she forgot to take off her doobie wrap before she left the house.  The way the turban is wrapped is also important.  Too sloppy and undone and it just makes you look sloppy.



Do you have the courage and desire needed to rock a turban or do you think it's too much altogether? 

Ruthie Davis: Heels to Lust For

Ruthie Davis shoes are far from hum-drum.  These aren't your mom's heels, okay?  They're the answer to my shoe prayers lol. I love the luxurious glam mixed with street toughness that the heels pictured above embody.  Ms. Davis herself has described her creations as "go-go dancer meets Bond Girl".  How hot is that?

Ruthie Davis is a relatively new shoe designer whose creations have been seen on celebs like Beyonce, Demi Lovato, Kim Kardashian, and Amber Rose just to name a few.

So tell me what you think.  Would you get a pair, or if price is understandably an issue, something similar?  Or would you rather pass on these?  Obviously I think her collection is really hot but lemme know how you feel!  Feedback is much appreciated! xo