rachel zoe's style is vintage chic
basically, if these reality shows go out of style then i might as well sell my tvs. i'm a shameless reality show addict and i've added the rachel zoe project to my list.
nope, never heard of her until now but i'm getting to know her every tuesday night on bravo. rachel zoe is celebrity stylist to the stars and shares the adventures of her crazy and exciting world.
no stranger to the raw deals of stardom, she's had to dodge her own media attacks - being accused of perpetuating the anorexic trend with her clients and keeping them thin by slinging dope to them. she denies it, of course. glamour, drama, fashion and the demands of success -doesn't get much better than that.
tune in, tell me what you think.
dutch lingerie designer, marlies dekkers, debuted her new line of lingerie this past sunday. folks hit up the show and the after party.
loving solange's skirt! and the multi-finger rings are the new/old fresh - another throwback trend from the 80s that's resurfacing.
kelly is killing it in the leather - i need that dress. and keeping it simple and cute earlier that evening. peep the tiger head necklace.
firetruck invasion - made some new firemen friends and jacked their truck for about an hour. they were so cool - thanks boys.
street musician invasion - miss angel & miss nneka made a little music with the bucket beaters.
and you'll have to tune in to sgb for the best of the chinatown adventures. relaunch coming soon.
vintage, sgb, available fall '08
models: miss angel, miss nneka, miss nichelle
shoot: chinatown, dc '06
1. who ... miss gianna
and may i add that time and money have been very good to chris. dare i say he looks pretty good. yup, i said it.
it only makes sense that she, with her absolutely sick style, would delve into fashion. but i can't help but to think about all the other clothing lines from these stylish big names and i'm usually not impressed. i'm usually straight mortified to keep it real. house of dereon, baby phat, rocawear - not necessarily reflective of the flyy styles of the names behind it. i mean you can't really tell me that b, kimora, and j would actually wear some of their stuff that i see thrown all over marshall's.
nonetheless, i'll be front and center to see what's what from rihanna's line. how about you? interested or passing?
(photo above) rihanna Gucci'ed down at the Gucci
fashion show in Milan this week. rihanna is the new
face for Gucci's limited edition collection of accessories.
side note: if i was there i would have had to steal that jacket
so i thought of a few others rules that i deem as breakable:
- your bag doesn't have to match your shoes: coordinate, sure. match - says who?
- wear white after labor day: being the google queen that i am, i had to google this to see where this started. as it seems it initially applied to shoes. the older society sought to school the young on fashion etiquette. and since lighter colors tend to be worn in warmer months and darker colors in winter months, they were concerned that summer clothes would be worn in the winter so they established strict guidelines to enforce proper fashion etiquette. personally, if 30 degree weather isn't enough to keep you out of shorts and tees then i don't know what is.
- mix patterns & prints & materials & color-combos: go on, give it a try.
- mix vintage with contemporary: big fan of this. basically, the premise of sgb, so of course i co-sign this.
- less is more?: sure it is. but more is not always wrong.
- it's ok to skip some trends: yes, it really is. do what works for you and if that means you have to skip the hammer pants trend because you're just not convinced you look cute in them - skip it! it's ok.
oh but there is one rule: don't follow any rules. most are archaic. what i would have told her is not to stress over making that bag match her shoes. to follow her own sense of what works and what doesn't. to have fun with it. afterall, it's only fashion. (tongue in cheek)help me out. what "rules" do you break?
vintage one-piece nightie, sgb, available fall '08
model: miss tyfease
photographer: fotoboi photography
shoot: august '08, philly
sgb relaunch. coming soon.
speaking of tyra, i like tyra more than i don't like her. i guess. but um, maybe this was prettier in person:
it's a'ight. congrats though tyra. you deserve it.
not a bad look for ms. shepherd:
amber from the young and the restless. love the dress, love purple, the "greek godess" look never disappoints:
eva kept it short and sassy but elegant with her dress. heidi always looks fabulous:
neicy with her signature hair flower, radiance in yellow:
can't say i spent too much time checking everyone out, but from what i've seen, many brought their A game to this red carpet. for many, many more pix check out http://www.eonline.com.
miss ayesha is the first to grace the "on the come-up" spotlight series as sui generis ms. of the week - featuring the young (in age or in spirit) & fabulous who are in the industry and making moves. at a young age, ayesha became a designer of all things. today she's still designing & styling from clothing to interior decor to baskets to make-up - you name it, she's probably doing it. she's styled for many, including hubby, actor & recording artist, tray chaney (yup, poot from "the wire"). stay tuned -there's so much more to come from this fashionista.
styling: miss halimah
well, if in retrospect it's all that bad, why have just about all the 80s trends resurfaced? or is it just better the second time around?
the 80s was a busy decade for fashion trends. as a 80s youngin, i rocked them all. and somehow about two years ago, a lot of my wardrobe again looked like a page out of a 80s word up magazine.
salt n pepa had to be my style inspiration back in the day. before the era of over-sexed lyrics and scantily clad chick mc's, s-n-p + spin were knocking down doors in a male-dominated rap scene and paving the way for the lil kims and trinas.
they most likely inspired my first asymetrical cut in '89, i think it was. i swore i was cute. i bet these youngins today think that kelis was the first to rock the tilt.
and my first concert ever was a s-n-p concert.
and guess who schooled me back in the day that they weren't saying "shut up this is bullshit" but instead "ahh push it" - mom. lol. thanks.
check out their throwbacks - so so 80s. count the number of styles that you rocked back then and then again once the style came back around.
i had this poster on my wall. and i rocked some steve madden red boots like salt and spin's all last winter:
i'd like to find a pair of black stone washed jeans now like pep wore. and sgb is retailing a jacket similar to pep's:
check out the doorknockers. i wanted a big pair like the b-girls so bad but mom shut it down. i was pressed. years laters i went and bought a pair, just because i could.