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Fashion News: Erykah Badu Is The New Face of Givenchy Spring 2014 Campaign

Shout out  to Omar for sending me the link about this fashion news on Twitter yesterday. I was surprised and excited to see that Ms. Erykah Badu is the newest face of the new Givenchy Spring 2014 campaign.  How does Kanye feel about this?

According to Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci, choosing Ms. Badu to be apart of his campaign was an easy choice:

“Erykah, she’s an icon—come on! What I want to do with my advertising campaign is spread the love. Already now it’s been three seasons that I’ve been using people that express something—they are great artists, or beautiful women, or stylish women, or models that I really believe in. It’s kind of a family portfolio.”

What’s even more exciting is that all of the models in the new Spring 2014 Campaign are women of color. YES!!

“There was a lot of talk this season in fashion,” Tisci said. “Me, I was one of the persons who ended up not being touched by this. I discovered Joan Smalls, I discovered Maria [Borges]. I discovered a lot of black girls, and I’ve been always supporting them. For me, I grew up in a family and I grew up in a culture, an education, that we all are the same.” 

We still have a long way to go, but great strides were made this year to feature more models of color on the runway. Tisci hasn’t been shy about using women of color for his runway shows or campaigns. When asked if he thinks the world will catch on, he said:

“I hope so. It’s 2013. Everybody’s being so cool about Instagram, about Facebook, any media—everybody’s being so open. At the end of the day, why are not so many black girls or Latin girls in shows? When you have an American president who is black! When I see this happening, it’s quite sad, I think. People can be so avant-garde, so advanced, but actually not, because people are still making differences between skin color.”

I wish more people thought that way. Kudos to you Riccardo Tisci! I can’t wait to see the entire campaign!

Source: Style.com


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Latest Collaboration: Isabel Marant For H&M

It’s time to get excited about another collaboration!

French designer Isabel Marant, who is responible for making wedge sneakers popular, is teaming up with H&M for a designer collaboration scheduled to hit stores November 14, 2013. The collection will feature clothing and accessories for teenagers, women and men. For H&M, Marant will create a collection of must-have pieces inspired by her signature style: urban attitude, boho elegance mixed with a rock n’roll spirit.

Isabel Marant Spring 2013

Isabel Marant Summer 2013

About the collaboration, Marant says:

“I am flattered by this collaboration. H&M works with the best designers, and this invitation is an exciting honor. I aim at creating something real – something women want to wear in their everyday lives – with a certain carefree style. I think this is very Parisian: You dress up, but don’t pay too much attention to it, and you still look sexy. The collection is infused with this kind of easiness and attitude. Everything can be combined following one’s own instincts, and my take on fashion is all about personality.”

I haven’t shopped most designer collections up until this point, but this is one I may be in line outside H&M on F street for in November!

What do you think of the new collaboration?

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3.1 Phillip Lim For Target Coming In September!

I am here for this!!! Target is teaming up with Phillip Lim to create a 100 piece collection that will hit stores September 15th in-stores and online. The fall collection will be for both men and women and will include apparel, bags, shoes and travel accessories. Prices will range from $19.99 to $299.99 for apparel and $19.99 to $59.99 for accessories.

I’m always curious how these collaborations come together. According to Lim:

“It was a courtship for five years, and what was exciting to me this time around is that they gave me the opportunity to do lifestyle instead of a capsule collection of dresses or blouses and something that might be diffused. It was the chance to really create a new concept of wardrobe and accessories to address the modern day citizen.

I really hope the Target stores in the DMV provide a great selection of the collection. The Prabal Gurung for Target 2013 options in store were limited and the best pieces sold out online in less than 24 hours. I may just have to stay up online on Sunday, September 15th to make sure I get my hands on a fabulous 3.1 Phillip Lim piece!!

Source: The Style and Beauty Doctor

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“The Door” A Beautiful Short Film For Miu Miu

Actresses Gabrielle Union, Alfre Woodard, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Adepero Oduye and Goapele star in the short firm “The Door” directed by Ava DuVernay (she won at the Sundance festival for Middle of Nowhere). The film is the fifth installment of Miu Miu’s Women’s Tale  series.

The film doesn’t feature any words, only music, but is a powerful example of sisterhood and strength.  “In the film, characters arrive at the door of a friend in need, bringing something of themselves,” explains director DuVernay. “Eventually, we witness our heroine ready to walk through the door on her own. The door in the film represents a pathway to who we are.”

It’s a beautiful short film. Check it out:

What do you think of the film?

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Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2013

I’ve declared it a few times on the blog; Jason Wu is one of my favorite designers! For his Pre-Fall 2013 collection, he stepped up the sensual appeal offering a lot of leather options (pants, dresses and shorts) body hugging dresses and red carpet gowns that are sure to turn heads. The collection is perfection!!

Here are a few of my favorites:

Check out the rest of the collection here:


Source: Fashion Bomb Daily

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The Haute Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2012 Couture Collection

It only took one picture from the Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2012 Couture collection for me to know that I was going to love it!  Alexandre Vauthier’s looks are full of deep v’s and high slits in neutral palettes of white, tan and gold with stones, mesh and beading.

Check out the entire Fall 2012 Couture collection below:


This is how you look sexy and elegant at the same time! I need one of the jumpsuits in my life. So fab!!

Source: The Fashion Bomb

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‘Shop It To Me’ June 2012 Designer Bag/Shoes Giveaway

To kick off the summer season, Shop It To Me is giving away a designer bag or pair of shoes to one lucky Shop It To Me member. Up for grabs are the following:

  • Kate Spade Primrose Hill Goldie bag
  • Christian Louboutin Simple 85 Patent Pumps
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Hour Bag

 To enter the giveaway:

  • Current Shop It TO Me members can visit www.shopittome.com/refer
  • Choose the designer item you like best and invite friends
  • For each friend who signs up , you’ll receive an additional giveaway.

Shop It To Me is an effortless way to find sales on more than 700 brands.  Instead of taking the time to search your favorite sites for sales, Shop It To Me does the research for you! Notifications are sent to your inbox when retailers are having a sale.  As a shopper, you select the retailers you would like to receive sale notifications for and Shop It To Me send you updates daily. To join, click HERE.

The contest ends on Friday, June 22nd.  I’d love to win the 3.1 Philip Lim 31 Hour bag!

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DC Entertainment Mogul Expands His Empire With New Clothing Line, BBB (Ble$$ed Beyond Belief)

Big Krit, Sunni from WPGC, Raheem DeVaughn

Known for his work as a photographer at some of DCs most fabulous events and the mastermind behind Elite DC Mag & Elite DC Radio, entertainment mogul Anwaa Kong can add clothing designer to his list of accomplishments.

Released in November, Kong released the Ble$$ed Beyond Belief (BBB) sweatshirts and since then, everyone has been dying to get one for themselves.

When asked about how “BBB” was started, Anwaa states “The “BBB” concept started on Twitter. Everyday I would get up and my first tweet would be “BBB Blessed Beyond Belief.” I would get a lot of retweets from it and someone suggested I should make it into a clothing line. I thought about the idea and decided to move forward.

Anwaa prides himself on originality and being creative and believes that “BBB” is a movement and one that can change the world, one person at a time.

“The thing with BBB is that everyone is blessed. That’s why people can relate to it. If you have a job, home, money, clothing, health and life you are blessed. None of those things are promised to us. Its a blessing to have it. Being Blessed is not exclusive to anyone, we are all blessed.” - Anwaa Kong

AMEN Anwaa!!

For more information on “BBB” please follow them at @weareBBB and visit the site to purchase items at www.weareBBB.com. The sweatshirts are available in a variety of color combinations.

Great item for the New Year!

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Rachel Zoe’s Chic Pre- Fall 2012 Collection

The Rachel Zoe’s new collection is AMAZING!!  The pre-fall 2012 collection pays homage to the 60s and 70s; full of structured pieces, flared pants, faux fur, maxi dresses and military inspired jackets. The collection is a full of neutrals with splashed of red, fushia, sky blue and fabulous prints.


Seriously, I would wear EVER SINGLE piece in her collection (a girl can dream right??)! This is what you call a ready to wear collection.  It’s so me; classic, chic with a little edge. Love it!

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