Monday, March 30, 2009

I Heart Zoe Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz recently shot a series of portraits for Vogue Russia.

I love them. Do you?

(thanks to Bossip for images)


The Louis Vuitton Spicy Sandal.

In a variety of textures and prints, from the above featured cheetah, to lush burgundy suede and shiny snakeskins, the LV "Spicy" sandal was the standout shoe at Fashion Week in Paris this past spring. With slim roped ankle straps and tribal accented beads, it's easy to understand why the shoe was such a hit. Featuring a gilded, slim platform and feathered, lace-up detailing, we haven't seen anything quite as adventurous as this slim stiletto in recent seasons.

I am personally loving the totem-pole esque vibe of the shoe. It gives a classically sexy heel a more tribal, playful vibe. As you can see in the pics above and below, the shoe will be great paired with jeans, or with tights and can definitely stand alone as the statement piece in an outfit.

If you can afford an exorbitant amount (prices range from $1540 to $2800), click here to get details on how to be one of the first to own the shoe of the season that is gracing the heels of the fashion world's hottest!

(Thanks to Jak & Jill for pics!)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Shoe Game

I really love the LateBoots blog. It's kinda stupendous, as a matter of fact.

Check out their post on some of the hottest shoes in the game here.

I adore the Loubie Mary Janes!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Shopping Round Up...

These are all pretty things that I want!


Why aren't I ballin'?

"So, You're Having My Baby..."

I haven't posted one of these in a while, but think back, way back...

I'm sure you remember this one, Jodeci, "Forever My Lady". Best opening line EVER!

Classic. Simply A Jam. Enjoy!

She's Back With Guns 'A Blazin

I can't deny it-- I'm glad that Little Miss Rihanna is back on the scene. This time, she's returned with some kick ass tattoos and a lengthier updo that's perfect for spring!

I am really feeling the tattoos. They are very unexpected-- gun tattoos are always a nice surprise, especially on a female as dainty as she. Great placement as la Rhi-Rhi!

Check out images of additional gun tatt below, and pics of her 'fits (and new do) while house hunting in the Hollywood Hills.

House Hunting Day 1

House Hunting Day 2

(Thanks to Bossip and Ultimate Rihanna for pics!)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spike Jonze Leakage...

How dope does the trailer for Where the Wild Things Are look?!

Totally one of my favorite books as a kid, probably going to be one of my favorite movies as an adult...

Friday, March 20, 2009


Kimora Lee Simmons and her two lil' brats may be three of the biggest Divas on the planet....

But how can you deny the cuteness of this BabyPhat for Kids Spring ad campaign?!

You go girls!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Say BAMBOO BANGER at the Door!

For all the heads in New York tonight, be sure to hit up the one-year anniversary part of Cookies-n-Cream tonight! The monthly party features DJs Teddy King and Jon Blak holding it down on the 1s and 2s. Ssponsored by GoodWood jewelry, give-aways go to the first 5 ladies at the door, so make sure you get to Katra early!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Something For The Ladies This Weekend in New York!

If you're in the New York area this weekend, make sure to hit up a special shopping event you can't miss! Sponsored by the ladies of M.I.S.S, The Goods!, and Funky Fanny's Vintage, come out to pick up the freshest gear, both new labels and vintage finds.

To be held at The Valley, located at 48 Orchard Street in the L.E.S, brands such as Cubannie Links, Princess of the Posse, Office Tramp, TooFly, Covet, and Dirty Library Chains will be slangin' their wares on-site throughout the weekend. Not only can you get your style on, but there will also be nail and beauty techs on site as well. So get your toes done up and your fingernails to match!

I'll be in the building, shoping for the cutest vintage accessories from Liz at The Goods! and Serci at Funky Fanny's Vintage, so make sure you stop by on either Saturday the 21st or Sunday the 22nd from 12 to 8pm!

Kicks of a New Type...

The wonderfully stylish writer of one of my favorite blogs, Karla's Closet, has uploaded new photos of her rockin' a pretty pair of BCBGirl sneaker wedges. I am in love with this trend for summer! And this is a great start-- check the zippers on the inside.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New for Spring: MOB version 2.0

One of our favorite lines, MTTM, has just released images of their second installment Spring Collection. Less of the fun, feminine style that was featured in their first collection of the season, the new release is a return to the gritty streetwear that first made the brand popular. With a newer, distressed take on their infamous 24th St Jean and a slew of brand-spanking-new logo T-shirts, this is definitely a line to rock with your kicks. However, the ladies have still managed to branch out this time around with the debut of their first round of dresses! A long tunic-esque T-shirt dress and a nylon bubble-skirted number prove to be a promising start for the streetwear heavyweight.

My favorite item is definitely the above polo shirt-- peep the logo lips on the popped collar! Pure fiyah!

Check out the rest of the sexily shot collection below...

Bringing back the basic jeans that rep for MTTM....

More of the T-shirts you've come to love....

And for the first time... Dresses!

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Swag Princess is Back!

The Swag Princess is back!

Following the complex events of the past month, Swag Princess Rihanna made one of her first public appearances at the Manhattan restaurant Da Silvano.

I won't speak on the events that have been unfolding in the media because anyone who knows me, knows how I feel about them, but I will say that I'm glad the fashionista is back on the scene-- Keyisha Cole's weak-ass swag just ain't the same!

The vest is a little much for me, but the rest of this outfit is all about the details! The delicate grey gloves, the racer-esque jeans. Brilliant! Peep a close-up below.

(Thanks to Ultimate-Rihanna for pics!)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Viva Frida!

I was browing the archives over at Blogue when I spotted a beautifully done photo shoot inspired by one of my artistic idols, Frida Khalo. Taking a unique spin on her work, Living Proof Magazine decided to recreate some of her most popular pieces with the help of two high-fashion models (including Top Model alum Jaslene Gonzalez), and contemporary pieces of streetwear. Designers such as Claw Money, Hellz Bellz, and Triple 5 Soul are featured in the layout, which honors the spirit of Frida's work in the vivid coloring and intense attention to replication. The stylization of the photography allows the images to look less like editorial spreads, and more like recreations of Frida's exquisite painted imagery. 

Monday, March 9, 2009

Stunning Summer Shoes

Loeffler Randall has been taking steps to slowly dominate the shoe game for a while now. Launched by husband-and-wife team Jessie Loeffler Randall and Brian Murphy out of their Brooklyn loft in 2004, the line of retro-esque, understated footwear has garnered a CFDA award for the team, and stockists such as Barney's and Jeffrey New York. From Cameron Diaz, to Jessica Biel,  and Vanessa Hudgens, celebrities have swooned over the brand for seasons now. In particular, their "Matilde" boot has gained a wide following, in large part thanks to a practical yet chic design, and walkable wedge. 

So we all know they make great boots.  But with summer on the horizon, it's time to break out the sandals. Never to be outdone, Loeffler Randall's summer collection wows with detailed, elegant picks for summer's warmest days. With simple designs, the elegance of the heels and flats is all in the details. Lush suede, buttery leathers, pure linen, and a jolt of snakeskin elevate the durable designs from pedestrian to high-end. 

Check out our picks from the summer line below, and cop yours at Shopbop.

... and for all you devoted fans of the "Matilde"... never fear, a summer version is here!

"Your Girl is Lovely, Hubble"

Peeps pics of Kanye West and his new lady-du-jour, model Amber Rose, out and about during Paris Fashion Week. Definitely shining, the couple is a walking fashion show.

As great as they look together, I get the sneaky suspicious that Kanye is taking the easy way out by wifing up the video vixen. Is anyone else reminded of the movie The Way We Were (1973)?

In the chick-flick classic, Hubbell (played by dashing Robert Redford) dumps the loopy-yet-lovable Katie (not-quite-stunning Barbara Streisand) because she makes like "too complicated". Hubbell can't handle Katie, an independent and intelligent, classy woman, and instead takes the easy way out by choosing a beautiful, if vapid, woman.

Sound like Kanye and Amber Rose? Now, I dont know Amber Rose, but the chick's claim to fame is her near-nude appearance in Smooth Mag. The couple never quite seem too happy to be together, they just stay posing up! Anyone else notice how eerie that is?!Meanwhile, Alexis Phifer (Kanye's ex), is the owner and creative director of her own fashion line. Their public appearances always portrayed them as a happy, balanced couple who shared a love of each other and a joy for life.

I guess all I have to say to Kanye is "Your girl is lovely, Hubbell!"

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Patton Sings the Blues

Actress Paula Patton in the new issue of Glamour Magazine, as Billie Holiday.

Timeless beauty, she looks simply amazing!

What do you all think?

(Thanks to Bossip for image)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Barbie Girl

One of our favorite streetwear brands, Married to the Mob, has teamed up with Colette in Paris to release a limited edition T-shirt. Designed to coincide with the French brand's collaboration series commemorating the 50th Birthday anniversary of everyone's favorite childhood playmate, Barbie, the T-shirts will come in three colorways and should be available for purchase shortly. Designer Jeremy Scott has also designed a limited-edition Barbie-inspired collection to be unleashed at Colette's Paris shop, so stay tuned for images from that as well.

Additionally, Karl Lagerfeld also collaborated with the brand to release a series of snap-shots featuring a life-sized Barbie doll in various fashions, posing with real-life French model Baptiste Giabiconi. The images will be displayed in Colette's store windows from March 9th to 15th. View a few sample shots below.

(Thanks to Nitrolicious for Barbie images)