Thursday, September 30, 2010

Shoe-GASM by Arnoldo & Battois

Give me a little height and I'm good! Like seriously? iLOVE these!

Brian Atwood Spring 2011: Sneak Peek Shoe Collection

Brian Atwood gave twitter a sneak peek of his latest shoe collection that will be hitting Milan Fashion Week sooner than later! I love the glamour and sophistication in his craftsmanship! I love his shoes and I'm definitely awaiting their runway premiere!

via: InStyle

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"This is for My Girlfriend, This is for My BFF.."

If you know me, then you know I love my girlfriends and they have a special place in my heart! Its crazy how much you need, rely and depend on them to be your "reality check" or ear to listen when you need reason. And recently I've discovered that the old-time and middle school crave of "friendship bracelets" are back in fashion. How AMAZING is that? I use to wear mine faithfully when I was younger and even in high school when me and my bestfriend got each other hello-kitty necklaces, I adored of our friendship even more. Don't you heart your girlfriends? I know I do *getting my friendship bracelets soon*! Instead of the "do-it-yourself" bracelets they have so many cute friendship bracelets that won't hurt your pockets, mess up that super cute outfit your wearing or even be too chunky to manage! SO, while your out shopping and buying new accessories for Fall why not give a little present to your favorite girlfriends because 'tis the season of giving! :)

Below are a few websites to find friendship Bracelets:

Sass & Bide S/S 2011: Braided Up Glamour

The Sass & Bide Spring 2011 Show stole my heart and gets me super excited to rock my braid! I love the hair on the models because you can really see each model's features so well. Who would've ever thought that you can make a braid/bun look so chic (Makes me want to try this)! Below are a few pictures from backstage as the models get glammed up and of course the gracious hairstylist that make them look like super fashion goddesses! Enjoy~

via: Model Management & Fashionising

Event Alert: ALL ACCESS Fashion Weekend at Tysons Galleria

Tysons Galleria will present ALL ACCESS: Fashion this weekend. This annual fashion and trend event shows off the international collections at Tysons Galleria. It is a chance to shop the best of the Fall/Winter 2010 season, meet style icons, trunk shows, wine tastings and special menus at the mall's restaurants. Plan on spending the day there on Saturday with over 50 in store events - including Betsey Johnson, J. Crew, Karen Millen and 7 for All Mankind. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.

Designer Runway Shows:
10:00am Carmen Marc Valvo Breakfast with SOS presented by Neiman Marcus
11:00am B/A/S/L/E/R
11:30am Miller’s Furs
12:30pm Eileen Fisher
2:00pm Anne Fontaine
3:30pm Nicole Miller
5:00pm Karen Millen
6:30pm Seven For All Mankind
8:00pm Betsey Johnson

** Live music by DJ Seyhan and DJ Neekola

Visit site for more details.

Tysons Galleria
2001 International Drive
McLean, VA 22102

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Effortless Glamour Of The Day: Kerry Washington

The beautiful Kerry Washington looked every bit of glamorous in a very effortless way! How does she do it? She was spotted at the 2010-11 season opening night performance of 'Das Rheingold' at The Metropolitan Opera House on September 27, 2010 in New York City.

via: Daylife

Gossip Girl Style: Serena Van Der Woodson

After last night's eye-opening, OMG'ing episode full of drama in full effect I could not gawking over my favorite style star Serena Van Der Woodsen rocking a Jenny Packham dress from their Fall 2010 collection paired with Raphael Young shoes.

The black and white print is offset by aquamarine crystals at the collar and midsection, and an oversize keyhole right in the middle.

Jenny Packham Fall 2010 on the Runway


Monday, September 27, 2010

Vashtie Kola as Air Jordan's 1st Female Designer

The New York-based creative visionary put a fresh twist on the classic Air Jordan 2.

This limited-edition shoe brings a lavender and deep-purple colorway to deliver a more feminine style. The details didn’t go overlooked either, with hints of silver integrated into the laces to complement the metallic midsole.

Keep an eye out for its release on October 2nd, and stay tuned over the next few weeks for an inside look at the Holiday 2010 Girls Collection.

Other than being Pharrell’s ex-girlfriend (they dated for 5 years) and styling/modeling for his Billionaire Boys Club clothing line, Kola wrote the treatment for Common’s “Testify” video, served as the Director of Creative Services for Island Def Jam, and directed Solange’s “T.O.N.Y.” video.

In 2008, after many years of deliberation, Kola finally launched her signature brand VIOLETTE.

Kudos to Vashtie! She's definitely a woman of inspiration.
Woman of Color Making Moves = MOTIVATION. Keep Pushing!

"We want to pay homage to the ladies who are rocking Jordan kicks on the daily, and we’ve teamed up with New York-based creative visionary Vashtie Kola to do just that. As an accomplished fashion designer, video director and artist, we knew Vashtie would have a fresh take on the classic Air Jordan 2. A constant trendsetter, Vashtie is one of the best at mixing contrasting styles and representing the fashion forward."

Milan Fashion Week S/S 2011: Dolce & Gabbana Gets Lacy

Milan Fashion Week is well underway and I've been glued to my laptop watching all the shows and the Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2011 collection especially caught my eye because I adore lace. In my opinion, lace is timeless and can be worn almost every season (at least in my world)! Its by far the most "sexiest appeal" any woman can possess in her closet and TRUST me...lace will always be in demand ; )

DOLCE & GABANNA: Spring 2011

via: Fashion Magazine & BID

Top 5 Fall Trends For MEN

Happy Monday and Happy Fall To All!

Its officially feeling more and more like Fall and I must say that I've neglected all the wonderful men that read and follow my blog. You know I heart you and appreciate you visiting Ms. Style and Grace daily :) Today I have a special treat for you ONLY...get your notebook out and be prepared for a brief "trend lesson" for this season.

According to GQ Magazine's Trend Report we have to look out for our staple pieces and necessities to survive this Fall! SO, Men are you ready to find out the Top 5 items you need in your closet? Lets GO!

1. The Three Piece Suit

This Fall it's all about looking sharp, feeling good and of course keeping the ladies gawking over your freshness. Spend those extra coins on a tailored three piece suit just because you never know what your future may hold! Think interviews, happy hours, dinner's with the boss and of course networking events. Don't forget this staple in your closet!
2. Biker Jackets

This Season the Ladies aren't the only ones getting edgy, biker jackets are back and here to stay until Winter comes and you need that pea coat (which is also a great trend). Instead of choosing the traditional leather jacket, why not spice it up and try something different? Shop around and try on a jacket that suits your needs and wants and be your own Rock Star!
3. Big Chunky Turtleneck

I'm the biggest fan of men in chunky over-sized turtlenecks and I don't know why! Its super sexy and a sure way to keep you warm through out the cooler mornings and evenings. You can pair your turtlenecks with khaki pants, trouser pants or even your "everyday" black pants you wear to work (No need to front, we all recycle our "work pants").

4. The Military Watch

Can you tell time? Are you always running late to an important business meeting? Well I've got the perfect idea for you....Get trendy with an military watch that will make you feel like "time is of the essence" and show up on time for once! There is nothing sexy or sophisticated about a man that can tell time and remember QUALITY or quantity ; )

5. Laced Up Boots

This by far is one of my favorite trends because it's new, exciting, and
a must have this season. I love the whole rugged trend mainly because you can make this your own style by rolling up your jeans and lacing your boots over it or wear them tucked in your khakis. A Very Fun Trend!

*To find out more trends go to:*

via: GQ Magazine, Shop Style

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Rihanna Gets X'd OUT!

My favorite girl Rihanna stepped out in Hollywood over the weekend with very noticeable X's on her white beater paired with khaki pants and black heels and you can't forget head piece. Ar you feeling this look? YAY OR NAY?!

via: Rihanna Daily

Jeneil Williams For French Revue De Mode

The Beautiful Jamaican Model Jeneil Williams covers French Revue De Mode in October 2010. I can't wait to see more from her, just because she has a rare beauty that would look great gracing more fashion magazines and even down the runway!
Check out her cover below~

via: Beauty Is Diverse

The "Turban Trend" is here to STAY!

Occasionally even the MOST fabulous and flawless women have bad hair days or least they have those days where their hair is frizzy, shiny, poofy or just a mess! No worries the hottest trend that has been working its way into my heart is the "Turban". I must say that this trend can be very fashionable if you wear it the right way. I can almost imagine wearing a Turban to run weekend errands, shopping spree's with your girlfriends, spending time at the beach while your getting bronzed up or even while sipping a cocktail during happy hour!

So while Fall is here to STAY and you find it difficult to curl/press your hair or even brush it (well I recommend you brush it) put on your Turban with some super sexy hoop earrings paired with your favorite pair of hip-hugging jeans & jersey t-shirt. Don't forget your wedges or stylish heels TOO...just because your "dressing down" in your Turban doesn't mean your style has to suffer!

Sarah Jessica Parker rocks a multi-cultured turban on the set of Sex and The City 2. Her one shoulder salmon dress pairs perfectly with her turban, even "Carrie" knows how to incorporate new trends into her everyday life!

Rihanna gets rock star happy in her spiked turban "headband"! How fun is her look? The fire engine hair, cool sunglasses and army fatigue jacket keeps this look wearable at any age!

Ashley Olsen knows her trends and she definitely knows how to rock this one. I adore this type of turban on her because it has an African print that pairs perfectly with her Au-natural makeup and minimal accessories.
Beyonce keeps it simple, chic, and sexy in her all black turban paired with over sized jewelry. While I gawk over her vintage look, this turban trend is definitely here to stay...

Will You Be Rocking Your Turban This Season?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Stylist Spotlight: June Ambrose

Have you heard of the Celeb Stylist June Ambrose?! If you haven't you've definitely been living under the biggest rock known to man. June Ambrose is a Celebrity Fashion Stylist to most of the stars from Beyonce, Cassie, P. Diddy, Kelly Ripa, Janet Jackson and the list goes on and on. She is known for her "Effortless Style" literally, she is more than your average and nothing like the usual. She is an successful Author, Aspiring Mother that is always front row centered at Mercedes-Benz Week fashion shows and takes style to a new level. Her innovative Style and Grace makes her my Stylist Spotlight of the Moment.

If your an aspiring stylist please take note of one of the most inspirational and fabulous stylist that knows what she is talking about beyond the infamous twitpics!

Mr. Jay and June Ambrose kick it front row!

Effortless Style INDEED!

"Never take a day off from being stylish. Style is second skin"- June Ambrose