One of my favorite blogs Love Maegan, has some of the easiest do it yourself projects that actually produce great results. Her projects range from creating three different kinds of headbands from scraps around your home, all the way down to creating 3 separate items from 1 shirt. Meagan offers step by step procedures with detailed instructions that accompany high quality pictures showing you exactly what your work should look like from start to finish.
I'm currently doing my girly wave that I only take out during the occasional flirtatious encounter. If you don't know about Levi Maestro you probably haven't been reading my blog, but there's no better time than the present, so get educated quick, before he blows up, during which time I'll gladly say, 'I told you so..'
Don't judge me...
Jane is a seventeen year old who has already made quite an impact on the fashion blogging scene. She's been featured in Teen Vogue twice now, and along with her newest endeavor designing for UO, she also keeps up with her blog, showcasing her love for footwear, as well as her fashion inspirations and travels.
By now I'm sure many of you know that Eddie Boy here is doing a little work for the K Swiss brand by being the face of their remastered classic shoe, which leads me to ask two important questions.
1) Who wears K Swiss anymore?
2) When was the exact moment K Swiss became wack?
Personally, I haven't worn K Swiss since my junior year of high school. The shoe use to be a staple back in the day, but seriously, what happened? Was it the emergence of the Nike Dunk? The evolution of Adidas? I have no idea, but I'd like to find out. I'm wondering if the brand is believing that putting Ed Westwick's beautiful face on their advertisments will turn it around. Do they really believe there will be hypebeasts lined up for two days waiting for a pair like some of us waited for the Yeezy's. I'm not so sure.
Made Her Think is a jewelry line designed by Meredith Kahn, and partly inspired by Mexico's Day of the Dead. As seen on the likes of some of my favorite girl crushes Rihanna and the Olsen Twins, the line carry's an obscene amount of inventive and affordable pieces that can add character to even the blandest of outfits. This Knuckle Buster Talon ring is easy on the eyes and for about $110 won't hurt your recession drained pocket. Add to bag? I think so!
Check out this mini episode of Amanda Diva's Diva Speak TV, which features character Black Becky tackling issues such as Lil Wayne's inability to keep his pants on as well as the feud between Heidi Spencer, and that 'fat black guy' Al Roker.
After peeping Princess Forehead, I mean Rihanna (I kid, I kid) with the Christopher Kane Gorilla print jersey dress on a couple of days ago, I've been itching to find it online just to see how much money a person would have to fork over for the hotness. Well thanks to retailer Luisaviaroma, I got my shot today. Being that Luisviaroma also stocks the likes of Balmain and Givenchy right along with other high end retailers, I didn't even weld myself to look at the price of the tshirts. But just know, the price is outrageous!
In a recent New York Post blog, someone made the ignorant assumption that Kelis was jacking Rihanna's hair style. WRONG! If the author had paid attention to past pop culture, one would notice that Rihanna's entire style is derived from Kelis in many ways.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with mimicking someones style and making it your own. I think Rihanna has made rock n roll high fashion. But it makes me angry when people don't recognize where her inspiration comes from. People like Kelis, Grace Jones, Madonna, Courtney Love, and even Fefe Dobson have paved the way for Rihanna to dress the way she dresses and for it to be acceptable in the public eye.
One of my favorite quotes is "Don't get angry when people steal an original idea. If it's original you'll have to ram it down their throat..." Well Rihanna is not an original idea. She's a nice one, but not an original one. Kelis had to ram it down our throats, and Rihann is obviously benefiting from that.
Last summer I was fortunate enough to grab the first edition of the Hellz Bellz Iconz Tee in black and I've loved it ever since. The shirt, which features the faces of some of my personal inspirations such as Pam Grier, Edie Sedgwick, and Grace Jones, is now available at online retailer 80's Purple and looks a tad bit different than the original. The Iconz Tee is now available as a tank in white, and retails for $50. Get one before it's too late!
Now H&M is teaming up with shoe brand Jimmy Choo for the Fall to release a capsule shoe collection which will be released in 200 stores launching in November of 2009. The collection will consist not only of men's and women's styles, but also accessories and handbags. Sweetness!
In a recent interview former Hills crackhead, I mean 'STAR', Spencer Pratt sat down with that station that use to be about music, I mean, MTV to discuss the idiot plan someone had to make him a rap star. Yes, you read that correct. RAP STAR. As in Biggie, Tupac, Public Enemy, Kanye West, and Jay Z for that matter. The controversial shit stain goes as far as to say that HE is the white Jay Z.
If I could copy and past all the fuckery that he spewed in that attempt of an interview without getting in trouble I would, but for now please visit HERE to read the entire thing. It's demeaning, disgusting, and down right SAD that this fool thinks he is the next great white hope. While legitimate lyricists are out here on the grind just to get even a fraction of the shine that this guy has for no reason at all, he's talking out the side of his mouth."I'm the white Jay-Z in the game. I'm doing the baller thing. I'm more for the streets."
- If you quote Gucci and Soulja Boy as the only rappers you look up to: there is something wrong.
- If you even think about comparing yourself to Jay Z when he happens to be one of the greatest lyricists of our time: there is something wrong.
- If you refer to yourself and your wife as the 'new age Biggie and Lil Kim': there is something wrong.
- If you even THINK you want to go 'after the ringtone game': there is something wrong.
- If you even dare to bring back the 'baller mentality' to the rap game, you are sadly mistaken. That went out in 1999 just like throw back jeresys and: there is something wrong.
The 20 something soon to be author (I know, I didn't think she could read either!), halfway designer, and all the way actress was working it out in this brown bobbed wig for a shoot with fashion magazine Harper's Baazar. In all honesty, I really like the entire look on LC. Makes her look very grown up and mature, a far cry from her always casual L.A. style. The color of the wig really makes her eyes pop. If she were to ever go dark permanently I think it would suit her, because Lord knows that flannel shirt, skinny jean, chunky heel thing she had going on during her Hills phase every single episode was killing me softly...
Irish born jewelry designer Tom Binns owns a piece of my heart. Make that, a big FAT piece of my heart. With a fan base that includes First Lady Michelle Obama and designs that will make tears come to anyone woman’s eye (and pocket for that matter), its no wonder his collaborations with the likes of Vivienne Westwood and others have made him a designer you want to have in your jewelry boxes.
Featured in heavy hitting magazines such as Harpars Baazar and Vogue, his pieces are both lady like and completely out there. Colorful, charming, and with a tough edge anyone can admire, there’s a little something for everyone, but remember, good taste comes with a price and a Tom Binns price is a steep one. For some reason in my head (and my heart) I think he’s more than worth it…
I. HATE. HER.
Seeing as the economy sucks, and I have been without employment for a couple of weeks, I'm finding myself going a little stir crazy for attention. Never having been one who liked or even welcomed the incessant fawning of others, its a little more than weird that I'm finding myself searching through my phone looking for people to bother because I have nothing better to do than 'hang out'. What nonsense is this?!
At first I thought laying off the 9-5 for awhile would be good for me. I could catch up on reading, go running, see the sites, reconnect with old friends. NO! All it has been is a way for me to:
B: decided how in GODS NAME I'm going to get there.
C: look around and see all the stuff that I haven't done and cry about it.
D: get FAT.
Well ladies, gents, and trannies, I HAVE HAD ENOUGH. Time to Get Off My Ass and do something. Do what? I have no idea, but anything is better than this. ANYTHING...
I've already put my colorful array of tights in a container for the spring/ summer months, but according to a recent French Vogue editorial I just saw it may be the right time for stockings. Shot by photographer Terry Richardson, highlighting amazing Parisian sites and the coolest stockings in the land, the magazine gives us fashionistas inventive ways to wear stockings with grace, elegance, and a little edge.
So I got this little surprise this morning via The Cut of Emma Watson, (also known by us HP fans as the beloved Hermione Granger) is the face of Burberry's Fall/Winter campaign. How awesome does she look? I swear, her and Dakota Fanning are growing up to be poised fabulous young women. Is it selfish of me to want them to stay young forever? I feel old now...
That's Guinness as in heir of the Guinness brewery fortune. Just in case you didn't know.
Daphne is a socialite (naturally), stylist, and probably about the coolest person on the planet seeing as she has a couture and art collection that rivals anyone on the planet, and a style that is uniquely all her own. Her sister Cathrine Guinness use to hang out with Andy Warhol on the regular which only makes Daphne WAY cooler if not by association alone.
Word has it that Daphne is creating a signature scent that is to be sold at $140 a pop (yowza!). For some this may seem like a lot, but for a lot of women, who want to have a piece of this maven of style, this is not a lot at all. What recession again?
“For me, [scent] is time travel. It takes you away from the everyday and you are transported to something in your past. It’s a very mysterious thing. It’s magic.”
It's my online writing portfolio, kind of like my resume of sorts. I've been building this portfolio so that I can properly go out into the world of journalism and be prepared to beat the crap out of any and all competition. So kidding, but not really.
Anyway, I re-post most of my writing for magazines that I blog for like JENESIS and M.I.S.S. Crew, so be a doll and check it out. Make me feel good by talking shit in the little doo dad called the comment box. Go on,