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Hot Trend Alert: Boyfriend Jeans

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Thank God for boyfriend jeans. Finally we can stop struggling to pour ourselves into skinny jean, and slip on denims that are comfortable, and don’t make us suck our  tummies in to the point of passing out. In a nutshell, it’s either literally a pair of guy’s jeans, or a pair of jeans that looks and fits like it was borrowed from a guy – loose fit, low rise, cuffed hems.

If the look is executed correctly, you can even come off looking sexier than you would in skinnies. All you have to do is pick a pair that fits and flatters you and match it with a variety of cute tops. For the desired sexy vibe, boyfriend jeans should be loose but fitted across the hips, and narrow and tapered in the leg. If your jeans are short enough, you won’t need to roll up the cuffs. But if they’re super long, you’ll need to cuff the bottoms. Roll them above your ankles if you’re wearing heels, or just below if you’re wearing flat sandals. Having your jeans drag along the ground is never a good look. (more…)


Hot Trend Alert: Sheer Lace

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I’m super excited about the sheer lace trend that’s hit the red carpets lately. Not every trend seen on the runway gets a chance to shine when the actual clothing season arrives. However, trends always get a popularity boost when celebrities take a shine to it. Beyonce looked absolutely amazing in her sheer white Michael Costello lace gown at the 2014 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on January 26 in Los Angeles. The next morning, designer, Michael Costello, woke up to more than 400 text messages from friends and family, all sending their praises of the handmade look. “There are three layers to the dress — a white lace, a nude illusion mesh, and another layer underneath it with magical fairies, holding up all the flowers — I’m sorry, I’m bad at dress descriptions!” Costello told Pret-a-Reporter, still in disbelief. “I love to design things that have that element of whimsical, and that element of almost nakedness. I love nakedness.”

Check out a few other celebrities who are working the look magnificently. (more…)


2014 Will be Breakout Year for Female Entrepreneurs

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For a little January inspiration, let’s take a look at Forbes’ Most Powerful Female Entrepreneurs List released last year. Although I’m a bit disappointed that not a single African woman made the list, I’m still happy that women worldwide are shaking things up in this male dominated world. According to Forbes, 2014 will be a breakout year for women entrepreneurs (and they list 11 reasons why). The number of $10-million-plus women-owned firms increased by 57% — a growth rate nearly 50% more than $10-million-plus firms overall.

On the list was Sara Blakely, (pictured above), the founder of SPANX. At 29 Blakely invested her entire life savings, $5,000, trying to come up with something flattering to wear under her white slacks. Six months later the one-time Disney World ride greeter and door-to-door fax machine salesperson found her  new line of shaping underwear named one of Oprah Winfrey’s Favorite  Things. Since then Blakely has taken Spanx from a one-product wonder sold out of her Atlanta apartment to a powerhouse with $250 million in  annual revenues and net profit margins estimated at 20%. (more…)


Hot Trend Alert: Versace, Versace, Versace!

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Happy New Year! Can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I blogged. Took a bit of a break. How better to begin the new year with a fashion tip illustrated by none other that King Bey! She’s already having an amazing year with her surprise, self titled album release. Beyoncé ushered in the New Year at Versace’s mansion in Miami. Wouldn’t it just be rude to be invited to the Versace mansion and not wear a hint of Versace? I love Versace! Still do their scarves every now and then…absolutely timeless. Seems like Versace is making a huge come-back. Bey paid homage with her all Versace errythang get-up. She wore a Versace Silk coat, Versace Barocco Pop Splash Silk  Shirt ($1225), matching shorts, and Versace’s Medusa Platform Sandals ($895). (more…)


Hot Trend Alert: Giuseppe Zanotti Body Belt Necklace

You can always count on Queen Bey to be on top of the latest fashion trends. I would never have dared to wear a body belt necklace but Bey showed us how to work it in her ‘Girls Who Run The World Video’ last year. She pulled it off so effortlessly that we are now seeing it on red carpets and runways. You can cop this body belt necklace clad with silver-tone galvanized brass plates for yourself at Giuseppe for just $995.

Angela Simmons was spotted at New York Fashion Week in Manhattan hitting up a few shows including BCBG MaxAzria. She wore a black knee-length dress that she paired with Giuseppe Zanotti leopard print pony wedges and a gold Giuseppe Zanotti body belt necklace. Serena Williams was also spotted wearing a black dress combination with the gold neckpiece last year while attending the 8th Annual Keep A Child Alive Ball.

Check out pics of the girls working the piece after the break. (more…)


Beyonce Announces Pregnancy

Beyonce made a HUGE announcement while walking the red carpet of the MTV Music Video Music Awards tonight. She grabbed her stomach while telling the paparazzi that she and Jay are expecting. MTV Tweeted:

“OMG Beyonce just made a huge announcement on the #vma carpet! #baby!!!!!”

She also confirmed her pregnancy while performing during the show.  Before she started singing ‘Love on Top Of Me’, she said to the audience, ‘I Want You To Feel The Love That’s Growing Inside Of Me’. As her performance wrapped, she threw down the mic, opened her jacket and rubbed her stomach while Jay-z and Kanye celebrated in the audience. Jay also turned to the stage and saluted her which made for a classic VMA moment.


Rumors of Beyonce possibly being with child sparked up weeks ago during her ‘4 Intimate Nights with Beyonce’ concert when she held her stomach during a part of her set during the second night of the series.

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