Wednesday, February 29, 2012

FAB-MOMMY-TO BE OF THE WEEK: Kristin Cavallari + Baby Bump!

The Hills star and soon to be Fab-Mommy, Kristin Cavallari is looking uber bumptastic these days! In January, Kristin and her fiance, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, announced they were expecting, and said they will post-pone until after the baby makes it's debut. How cute does she look? This photo was taken last week during a Pre-Oscars event and early February she told Celebuzz in an interview that she's "Not even looking for a wedding dress right now." Kristin is due late Summer and so I'll be following her fashionable pregnancy. Congrats to the happy couple! 


Nicole Richie for C Magazine, March 2012

FASHION EDITOR: George Kotsiopoulos
HAIR: Andy Lecompte
MAKEUP: Beau M. Nelson

BEAUTY: CHANEL Exclusive Las Vegas de Chanel Collection

Lucky Stripes Irridescent Powder for Eyes & Cheeks ($95.00) Shades of sand and bronze 
"A city arises from the middle of nowhere in a feverish vision, like a mirage. Under the azure blue of a cloudless sky, Las Vegas keeps the desert dust at bay in the hypnotic ballet of neon lights. Along the Strip, the luxury hotels and casinos set the scene for a modern fairytale in which all dreams are possible. Amongst them stands the Bellagio Hotel. Its sumptuous gallery will welcome an entirely remodeled CHANEL boutique in earlier this year. An elegant stopover in a modern-day treasure hunt.

Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, creates a gold-plated collection and strews stardust over polyester dreams. The iconic gold of CHANEL elegance slips into every texture. A silky powder on the skin, sunny lacquer on the nails or a sheer whisper on the lips, it highlights a radiant face that’s on a lucky streak.The Exclusive Creation of the collection concentrates the entire spirit of Las Vegas in its traditional square case. Lined up in rows, four shades of sand and bronze sweep through every variation of a fabulous desert in which gold embraces the sun and shines. On the surface of the colours, an embossed star design seems to extend a warm welcome to the city of dreams. For an illuminating makeover, a beveled brush is ideal for choosing and blending shades, sweeping lightly over the cheekbones, face or eyelids."
 See more of the collection below:

Gold Fingers Le Vernis ($28.00) Semi-sheer gold 

Brilliant Rouge Coco Shine ($32.50) Sheer gold

Vegas Gold Precision Lip Definer ($29.00) Gold

The Exclusive Creation Las Vegas de Chanel products are available now at the CHANEL Bellagio Hotel and Wynn Hotel boutiques, or call 1.800.550.0005 for availability.

Jennifer Lopez 'Knocks It Out' for V Magazine, Spring 2012

The triple threat diva, Jennifer Lopez looks fit and trim as she graces the cover of V Magazine #76, Spring 2012 issue. Although 40 something 'Jenny from the block' has been through plenty of trials and tribulations, she shows that staying strong and fighting back against controversy is the only way she knows how to survive! You've got to admire her strength & how amazing she looks! *fountain of youth*

Photographed by Mario Testino & Styled by Carine Roitfeld

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Top 7 Trends: Spring/Summer 2012


Celebs and trendsetters have been spotted buttoning up their Oxford collared shirts all-the-way up this winter, and it looks like they will keep it up this Spring/Summer. I'm totally loving this trend because their is so many ways to embrace the embellished collar or statement collar necklaces to make this chic and effortless! Will you try it?

'Cap-Toe Heels For Me'
Okay, so I've been spotting cap-toe heels everywhere and I love the variations (pointy to round)I've seen plenty from Christian Louboutin as well Prada, Sergio Rossi, Yves Saint Laurent and a host of other fabulous designers. This is definitely a fun way to play with your super chic outfit during the evening or even during the day. I'm currently obssessing over a pair of Christian Louboutin Bis un Bout pumps that will be my staple shoe (as soon as I find a pair in my size). Are you feeling this trend?  

What better way to welcome Spring than with some good ol' flowers?! Seems like everywhere I go I see floral suits, jackets, jeans and shirts, sure to be a absolute staple this season. Brighten up your day with some flowers....from you, of course! I think this is an adorable trend that can be played/dressed up with. Be sure to have fun and make it your own by mixing different flower patterns, like pairing a bright shirt with floral pants and neutral shoes. Do you have flower power?

I love that mixed prints are staying around for another season, don't you love pairing snakeskin with stripes and brights with leopard? Spring/Summer 2012 is all about expression and being comfortable with the many prints surrounding us or the vintage prints we have in our very own closet. Feel free to mix up your prints again this season, what are you waiting for? #Y.O.L.O.

My philopsophy this upcoming season is to either to "go bright or go home" and I say this with my whole heart! Have you not fallen in love with neon yet? I'm having a love affair with it and glad to see more color on the runway, red carpet, streets of DC and just at the nearest mall. Designers and well-known trendseting stores (H&M, Topshop & American Apparael) have embraced this trend to the fullest and dare I say it...I'm head over heels for it. So color me neon, why don't you?!  

'The Bold & Beautiful Pattern Tights'
Never have I ever been that girl that "loves" tights/stockings but I'm definitely appreciative of the bold pattern tights that celebs like Rihanna, Kourtney Kardashian and others have been spotted in. I have several friends that love this trend as well and since it's still cold in the city it looks like it might be here to stay for at least another it looks like pattern tights will be in rotation this Spring for sure. Looking for fun pattern tights? Check stores like: Urban Outfitters, ASOS and American Apparael for a reasonable deals!

'I like my Splits THIGH-HIGH'
I loveeeeee and adore this sexy and super fun dress that Kelly Rowland is wearing (above), it's the epitome of showing just enough without giving too much away! Ladies take note. The 'thigh-high' split movement has me swooning over countless maxi dresses I've seen in-stores lately, especially since my birthday dress embraced this trend I'm definitely a fan of embracing my inner 'sexy'. If it's done right, then this trend could be perfect for you. If you've worked out in the #occupythegym movement, show off some leg this Spring/Summer for goodness sake!  

House of Deréon: Spring/Summer 2012 Collection + VIDEO

Check out the House of Deréon video shoot (with Beyoncé singing ) :

Absolutely loving this collection, see more pictures here

MILAN FASHION WEEK: Bottega Veneta, Fall 2012

MILAN FASHION WEEK: Jil Sander, Fall 2012

MILAN FASHION WEEK: Moschino Fall 2012

MILAN FASHION WEEK: Versace Fall 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

Happy Fashion Law Week DC + Intelligent Design Fashion Show Information

Wanted: DMV Fashion and Beauty Bloggers
What: INTELLIGENT DESIGN Fashion Show featuring a pre-show installation of Project Runway's Korto Momolu's Sankofa line.
Where: The Mansion at O Street (Dupont Circle)
When: 7:oo pm Sharp
Come out and be photographed during our photo call. Participate in our live twitter experience with other attendees throughout the show. All DMV fashion bloggers may attend for a discounted price of $5.00. Join us at one of the hottest spots in town--The Mansion has an amazing decor and is a fashion blogger's dream background for a fabulous outfit. The Mansion is a small private luxury hotel and museum. Join us for a swanky night of fun!
Fashion Law Week™ welcomes Capital Area Fashion and Beauty Bloggers to join us for a week a fashionably fun panels and events!

On Monday, February 27th, we will be hosting a fun panel for law students and lawyers called "How to Maintain Your Fashion Flair in the Legal Field." Panelists include: Bianca Alexander, lawyer, Emmy-award winning journalist, and producer of eco fashion show Vert Couture, Kimberly Jones of “Curvy Ceo,” fashion blogger and IP lawyer; Katherine Limon, eco fashion guru, stylist, and former owner of Carbon Boutique; and Patricia Elam: lawyer, stylist, professor, writer for Essence magazine and author. This is a great opportunity for bloggers who are stylists to come out and participate in this event.

On Tuesday, February 28th, we will have a daytime Roundtable Discussion about Fashion Law with David Jacoby and Judith Roth from Schiff Hardin LLP (New York Office) and Mary Bogan from the Bogan Law in Philadelphia, PA. The evening two part Roundtable Discussion will include the following panelists: Stephany Greene (Founder of Fashion Merchandising Program at the University of the District of Columbia, Charles Colman (Fashion, entertainment & media attorney and editor of The Law of Fashion bog), Kenya Wiley of the Fashion Cloture (Lawyer and Fashion Law blogger), Idris McKelevy (Associate Patent Counsel, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.), and John Mason (a copyright attorney). This panel will serve as an introduction to Fashion Law and important Fashion Law issues. Attendees will be able to ask questions. Are you an emerging designer or industry savvy fashionista?! Then this is the panel for you. Learn what goes on behind the scenes of your favorite companies.

Scafidi, Director of the Fordham Fashion Law Institute, the first U.S. law professor ever to offer a course in Fashion Law, drafter of the Innovative Designer Protection and Piracy Prevention Act, and internationally recognized for her leadership in establishing the fashion law discipline, is the Keynote Speaker on Wednesday, February 29th. Susan Scafidi is the eminent professor in the field and is consulted by brands around the world.

Finally, on Friday, March 2nd, there will be a fashion show to cap the week. This year, the fashion show will be hosted by Awurama Simpson, Miss Ghana Universe 2011-12. Korto Momolu, famed African designer from Bravo TV's hit series Project Runway, will be the featured designer of the night in addition to a number of other designers. INTELLIGENT DESIGN will be held at The Mansion on O street in Dupont Circle. Attendees will be able to mix and mingle after to the tunes of our DJ The show is followed by a post event celebration at The Park. UNIVISION will be at the Mansion, will you?

BIG DEAL: Council Chair, Kwame Brown and the DC City Council are passing a Resolution that will make Fashion Law Week and February 27, 2012, to March 2, 2012, the official Fashion Law Week for DC; the only official week of its type in the District of Columbia and the United States.

Looking for a prom dress is one of the most memorable events in a young woman’s life. Some of us don’t have the privilege to afford a gown, and we all have old prom or cocktail dresses that we’ll never wear.
Put them to good use!!
Fashion Law Week DC will be collecting dresses from Tuesday, February 21st until Friday, March 2nd.

EVENT ALERT: Lady Bloggers Fashion & Beauty Social, March 17th

Sounds like an awesome event to attend, so you know I'll be there!I've had the pleasure of meeting these fabulous ladies and happy to support their event PLUS I've heard great things about It's Vintage Darling. So if you love vintage shopping and being pampered, this is definitely the event for you! Buy your tickets here

MAC MONDAY: MAC Too Supreme Collection for Spring 2012

"Fusing soft succulent shades with smooth, lush, pearl-rich shine, this Lipglass puts a high gloss twist on Sheen Supreme’s signature finish. Slick, clickable pen-style applicator with a super soft brush delivers shine in one stroke."

Available at youre nearest MAC counters on March 1st!

MAC MONDAY: Chen Man Love & Water Collection for Spring 2012

This collection will hit MAC counters on March 1st! To see prices & more products from this collection click here

VINTAGE PHOTOS: Diana Ross in NYC, Cicra 1968

Diana Ross is one of my favorite Style icons and I recently discovered this picture of her taken by photographer Jack Robinson at the world's famous Grand Central Station in New York, during the summer of 1968. This was around the time Ms. Ross was beginning her solo career, how great does she look? Totally loving this picture fore more reasons than one.

BEST DRESSED: The 84th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars Red Carpet)

The 84th Annual Academy Awards took place in the beautiful California where stars wore their finest on the red carpet. I was literally floored at all theee AMAZING fashion choices (kudos to those celebrity stylists keeping our stars looking their best) and how elegant everyone looked. I usually just tune in for E! Red carpet coverage but this time I decided to catch a bit of the Awards and was very proud of all the winners! Honestly, this was one of the hardest 'Best Dressed' list decisions I've made in a long time...because it seemed like everyone looked their best but as always, we choose our very very best to feature. Enjoy :)

Meryl Streep in Lanvin Gown with a Lanvin clutch and Salvatore Ferragamo shoes

Golden couple: Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace with Salvatore Ferragamo shoes

Michelle Williams wore a red Louis Vuitton gown with Forevermark jewels & Bottega Veneta clutch                      

Emma Stone wore a Giambattista Valli Haute Couture with a Louis Vuitton clutch/jewels               

Viola Davis looked ravishing in a custom Vera Wang gown

Octavia Spencer wore a glamourous Tadashi Shoji with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and a Leiber clutch

Hollywood 'IT' couple: George Clooney (Giorgio Armani) with Stacy Keibler wearing Marchesa

Bérénice Bejo wore a breathtaking Elie Saab Couture gown with Chopard jewels & Swarovski clutch

Cameron Diaz looked stunning in Gucci Premiere

Milla Jovovich in a one-shoulder Elie Saab dress with an Edie Parker clutch                       

Rose Byrne wore a sequin Vivienne Westwood dress with Chanel jewels and Jimmy Choo shoes

Jennifer Lopez looked her fabulous self in flawless Zuhair Murad gown & Salvatore Ferragamo clutch                    
Pharrell Williams wore a nicely tailored Lanvin suite

Kelly Ripa in a beautiful white gown

Diddy looked his dapper self (Congrats on the win!)

Giuliana Rancic wore a Tony Ward couture gown! How great does she look? STUNNING.

Kelly Osbourne wore her own creation. Super fab!

Who was your favorite Best Dressed A-Lister of the night?