the other day lanvin debuted at h&m. i saw flicks from my friends on the book of the crazed crowds and long lines and wristbands. i said to myself, i'd never do that shit. gasp. although i can't be the only fashionista who wouldn't brave the chaos for lanvin at h&m, it was a very defining moment for me.
love fashion. always will. i get it from mom and pop dukes. but it's time to concentrate on some other things. like interior design. nowadays, i'm obsessed with interior decorating and planning how i'm going to decorate my new house. and i like reading really good fashion blogs by others. it's so many out there. and just not enough hours in the day to put the energy into running my own daily blog. time for a lane change.
so with that, i'm exiting stage left. her steeze lives on. i'm keeping that name for some future plans. and i may make a grand entrance on tumblr. i like tumblr.
to all 11 of my readers (lol, ok maybe 38) friend me on the book. let's stay in touch.
toodles (or ciao, sincerly, etc.) stamp, $10
find these and a bunch of other interesting and totally (un)necessary things from knock knock, a tongue-in-cheek gift and stationery shop.
yeh i'm taking it way back. who remembers jamalski? this song used to knock at the house parties. one of my buddies on the book posted this a few weeks ago and i was hype. i almost forgot about this one.
truthfully, i probably can easily decipher a total of 15 words in the whole song but whatever he was saying it was hot. i was never a huge, huge fan of reggae but i remember when it really started to get hot around our way. i think it was the early 90s, but don't quote me. dolly my baby. super cat. shabba. patra. lady saw. had us up in the parties doing the butterfly and all of that.
"when it comes to sex i have a college degree, phd in sexology ... "
but anywho, she and her super cute 2.5 year old twins, max and emme, struck a few poses for gucci's new kid's line. adorable.
yawl know this knocks. i wish people would kill the noise about willow smith (daughter of will and jada smith) being exploited. i watched her last night on one of the news shows and she's such a cute kid. she's not trying to be too grown or anything. she spoke about her dad covering the youtube comments so she couldn't read them. my perception is that the smiths are stellar parents who are blessed enough to let their kids express their unique and fabulous talents to the world. under supervision. you wouldn't do the same?
yawl know i love my lotions - soft, supple skin is a must. the hotel we stayed in last week offered bath & body works toiletries. a plus. the scent was rainkissed leaves and i'm a fan.
let me digress for a moment and reflect on the genius of bath & body works. i think it'll be around forever. it has to be #1 in sales during christmas. i know each of you get at least one gift from b&b per year.
anywho, there's a little something for everyone there. some of the scents are a little too much. back in the day, smelling like a georgia peach was sexy to me - i rocked the peach scent faithfully. but now i go for less bold scents. well sometimes. it just depends.
rainkissed leaves is a part of their signature collection. it's subtle, light, fresh and clean. there's a hint of a grassy, cucumber smell that's great to wear in the spring or summer or just a sunny day. i use it as a hand lotion but at some point i may pick up the eau de toilette or fragrance mist to wear as an every day scent.
just thought i'd share. what are your favorites from b&b?
mary j. blige will grace the cover of ebony's 65th anniversary issue. the cover is a remake of diana ross' 1970 cover. the cover was gorgeous then and it's gorgeous now. love it.
i hear that taraji henson will also grace a cover as diahann carroll.
and the father son cipher with ice cube and sons + run and sons:
see the other ciphers here.
and no i won't mention the wacka flacka and antoine dodson foolishness. oh, i just did.
while on our beach vacation last week, hubby and i decided to replenish our smell-good inventory. i fell in love with christian audigier (you know, the guy behind the ed hardy collection) and decided that it had to leave with me.
i wasn't quite sure how to describe the scent to you other than to tell you that it smells good. but the experts describe it as: "top notes of blackberry, pomegranate and tangerine; middle notes of coconut, magnolia and orchid; and a base of indonesian sandalwood, amber and woods."
so yeh, what they said. i can also add that initially i thought it was an evening scent but i am now convinced that it can be either day or evening. it's not too heavy.
what's your favorite perfume?
7 bux. cop it here.
i'm a fan. it's a cute and simple site with cute and affordable rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces. did i say affordable? glad to see that someone hasn't forgotten about the every day fashionistas (with every day bills) who still want to look cute without skipping their car note payments. right?! right. here's some of my favorites:
black stud bow bracelet, $12
spike ring, $10 (also available in silver)
cage ring, $14 (also available in pew and gold brass)
so what's up with the peep toe craze? i can dig it but i can barely find a shoe without an open toe. like these suede wedgies by bcbg. it was love at first sight. i guess i better stock up on some opaque socks and fishnets.
love my baby from head to toe. my best friend. with benefits. blessed is an understatement.
here's tony! toni! tone! singing anniversary (1993).
purchase here at kohl's.
after a 13 year collaboration, heidi klum will leave victoria's secret. She told the page six, "all good things have to come to an end. i will always love victoria's secret. it has been an absolutely amazing time."
always good to walk out on your own instead of being booted. she had a great run.
because it's raining and it's pouring and i'd rather be home snoring. but i'm up and at 'em. the weatherman says it's gonna rain all day and i really wasn't sure which side of the closet to pull from. although i'm pretty ready for fall fashion, part of me is reluctant to say farewell to flip-flops and linen.
you've gots to see this spoof featuring wayne brady, 50 cent and bobby brown. hilarious. bahaaaaaaa. i can't stop laughing at tyson's no-rhythm having behind.
click the music player at the bottom of the screen to mute the background music.