Wednesday, March 27, 2013

BUMP OF THE WEEK: The 'She, Me, Her' Tamar Braxton

Fab-Mommy-To-Be, Tamar Braxton announced just a few weeks ago that her and hubby Vince were expecting! How awesome is it that the Reality Star/Singer will be debuting her new bundle of joy right after she released her smash hit 'Love & War.' The Fab-Mommy-To-Be looks radiant and seems to very happy all while styling and profiling on red carpets and TV show appearances. Check out her baby-bump appearances below:

Her baby bump made it's first appearance during a taping of 106 & Park!

Werkin' it in a Alexander McQueen textured mini dress!

Seems like Tamar is sticking to her neutral and embracing the black & white fashion trend. Word on the street is that the 'She, Me, Her' diva is expecting a baby boy. Congrats to the happy couple!!

COVER GIRL: Joan Smalls for i-D Magazine, Spring 2013

Model Citizen, Joan Smalls covers i-D Spring 2013 issue “ASK ME!” photographed by Mikael Jansson, Styling: Alastair McKimm, Hair: Anthony Turner, Make-up: Hannah Murray

EVENT ALERT: An Evening of Spring Style

Vini, Vidi, Vici Come|See|Conquer Your Spring StyleA two hour shopping social with complimentary style consultations and 10% off purchases

Tari Boutique and featured Men's Stylist Grant Harris of Image Granted host An Evening of Spring Style. An interactive shopping social for the High End Designer, and Vintage lover alike.

Wednesday April 3rd from 7pm to 9pm at the contemporary Georgetown area boutique located at 1525 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington, DC 20007.

Come enjoy complimentary libations from Puro Cafe, with an extended happy hour menu provided exclusively for attendees. All guests will reveive 10% off their entire purchase for the night courtesy of Tari

Enter to win a Specialty Men's Product Box from giveaway sponsor Bespoke Post and 10% off the "Granted" Style System Basic Level Program
Featured Designers:Armani
Dolce &Gabbana
Ermenegildo Zegna
Gianfranco Ferre
Hugo Boss
Ike Behar
Karl Lagerdeld
Ralph Lauren

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Happy Tuesday!

This picture captures how I'm feeling about getting away from the DMV area next week. My friend took this picture of me last week at The Park for the Moet Hennesey USA Event and when I say I had a was just what the doctor ordered after a crazy week. So glad I have a vacay to look forward too! I hope everyone has a great week....there's more posts coming. Stay tuned! xo

GIRL TALK: Kim Kardashian's Pregnancy Style!

In case you've been living under a rock somewhere far far away, let me be the first to break the news to you, Kim & Kanye are expecting a little 'Kimye' this summer. Although the couple has kept the sex of the baby secret, I hear that she's having a little girl (which would be so appropriate for the pair). Ever since Kim has announced her pregnancy it seems like everyone has been talking about her "hip hugging", "oh that skirt is too tight skirt", "she could've done so much better" and "she looks like a whale" criticism about her pregnancy style. The comparisons to her sister Kourtney's pregnancy style have been so harsh that even I feel bad for her! I'm not here to bash Kim, because I absolutely adore her style and love for fashion...although at times it could be a little obsessive, I understand it.
I'm sure becoming a new mom is not easy and adjusting your wardrobe/style because of a growing belly is a hard pillow to swallow when your job centers around your beauty and style. I say ALL of this to say that maybe we should be a less critical of her "pregnancy style" and be concerned about her health. She seems to be managing just fine and stated on her blog "I saw some comments that the skirt is too tight for the pregnancy and that’s ridiculous! I bought this skirt a few sizes bigger and there is plenty of room. For any concern that my clothes are too tight, I have so many pieces custom fit for my growing body! They make pregnancy Spanx which are tight. So this theory sounds ridiculous! I feel my best when I am in heels and chic clothes! Happy mommy, happy baby! Xo"   

Although I'm not a mom, I have alot of fabulous friends who are so it's important that we are less critical of others that are experiencing a high level of emotions during a beautiful yet, life-changing time in their life. I have two sisters that are pregnant right now and I see the emotions at a record high, so I know first hand that it's so very important to support them through their body changes and tell them how beautiful they are. I think pregnancy is a beautiful gift given by God and it doesn't matter what you wear, it's how you wear it. And in my opinion if Kim feels confident wearing lace, leather and super high Louboutin heels...who am I to break her down?

Kim's pregnancy style maybe up for debate in your world, but in mine she's doing just fine. It's all about confidence and accentuating your best curves and it seems like she's happy, kudos to her. Check out more pictures of her Fab-Mommy-To-Be style sure to keep the blogs talking:  

Always good to see her in a pop of color since she loves Black & White so much.

I adore this look on her! She looks beautiful and GLOWING by the way.

Congrats again to the happy couple!

BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Angela by Angela Simmons Look Book (VIDEO)

As you can see Angela is very hands on with her collection, all while looking fabulous! Can't wait to see more <3 p=""> 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Beyoncé as Mrs. Carter in H&M + New Song 'Bow Down'

Congrats to Beyoncé also known as Mrs. Carter for her new partnership with Swedish retailer, H&M. The Brand Representative says, Mrs. Carter also put her "personal input on the pieces seen in the campaign." Kudos to the Singer/Fab-Mommy on her latest venture, she looks absolutely stunning in this beach chair. We hear the campaign was shot in Bahamas while she was celebrating Blue Ivy's birthday. Mrs. Carter further says, "I've always liked H&M's focus on fun affordable fashion. I really loved the concept we collaborated on to explore the different emotions of women represented by the four elements -fire, water, earth and wind. It was a beautiful shoot on a tropical island. It felt more like making a video than a commercial." What can you expect this summer?  The campaign will feature swimwear and beachwear pieces that will raise money for WaterAid. Check out another picture from her January photo-shoot with H&M caught by the Paparazzi below:

via: fantronomy

In other Mrs. Carter news, it seems like Beyoncé is ready for us to hear what she's been working on! Last week she released her her track "Bow Down" and a picture of a younger @BaddieBey wearing a crown, sash, and gown while being surrounded by trophy's of course (see below).

The song caused a bit of controversy but what else is new? Seems like Mrs. Carter is repping that H-town again and I'm not mad at all! I'm totally stoked to hear more off this album and of course to see her in concert this summer! Take a listen below (I hear a remix is in the works too! Get it Bey!):

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

TRENDSETTING TUESDAY: Everyone Is Rolling With Brian Lichtenberg's 'HOMIES'

Are we loving the 'HOMIES' by Brian Lichtenberg's collection?! Seems like everyone in Hollywood/LA has been rocking his sweatshirts, t-shirts, and hats to the club, red carpet and or even to grab coffee. The comfortable over-sized trend for the season continues and I must say that I'm a huge fan of it. I'm going to LA  very soon and mentioned to my girlfriend that I'd love to get a sweatshirt/t-shirt to wear so I can pair it with skinny jeans and some heels of course! If you won't be visitng the west coast soon, no worries you can order yours at Shop Kitson today :)

Carmelo Anthony Is All Smiles for WSJ Magazine, April 2013

Basketball Star & Father, Carmelo Anthony shows off her pearly whites for The Wall Street Journal Magazine and discusses his MVP style of course! I'm a huge fan of photographer Terry Richardson and I must say he did a great job capturing the silly and playful side of Carmelo. See the photo-shoot below as well Carmelo & Terry having some fun on set:  

TWINSIES: Carmelo Anthony & Famed photog, Terry Richardson 


all images via: Terry Richardson's Diary

Angela Simmons "Searches for a Real Love" With First Look At Her New Collection

Just last week my favorite Fashionista, Angela Simmons launched her website that had her stans going crazy! And just yesterday Angela decided to give us a first look at her new collection, which is sure to be a hot seller from the looks of it. The Young & Very Fabulous niece of the Hip-Hop Mogul, Russell Simmons is definitely making a name for herself in the fashion industry. She says, "I’ve always wanted to create a fashion line and it’s finally happening" on her website. Check out the video below and tell me what you think about her "searching for a real love" because I'm totally swooning over the knee patches already:  

Congrats Angela! Can't wait to see more from you :)

COVER GIRL: Nia Long Glows for JET Magazine

42 year old Fab-Mommy & House of Lies Actress, Nia Long looks radiant on the cover for JET Magazine. Inside the magazine Nia talks career, love, and pursuing her dreams as well as her road to success. Check out her interview with JET Magazine here! 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

VINTAGE PHOTO OF THE DAY: Diana Ross Gets Glam, Circa 1970s

via: VBG

 How absolutely stunning does Diana Ross look?! She's my absolute favorite and her style embodies everything I love. Check out that plunging neckline and veil, she's so fabulous I can't take it. Since, it's "Throwback Thursday" I decided to pull out a vintage photo I find to be all but of AMAZING. Diana Ross was photographed at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in 1978 attending the Motion Picture Pioneer of the Year Awards dinner honoring Dr. Jules Stein. Damn, I wish I was a 70s baby much soul, so much passion, so much flare! Long live the 70s and their fashion sense of course! Happy Friday Eve everyone will survive! *in my best Diana voice* 


BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Beyonce for SHAPE Magazine, April 2013

31 year-old Fab Mommy, Beyonce Knowles-Carter is the newest cover girl for SHAPE Magazine, April 2013 issue! It's official, Beyonce season has begun and I'm totally ready for her takeover, aren't you? Beyonce talks shedding nearly 60 pounds after having her daughter Blue Ivy and how to remain confident in who are. Check some images from her photo-shoot with SHAPE below via beyonceinfo.tumblr:



Werk it B!

FLOTUS FAB: Mrs. Michelle Obama Covers VOGUE, April 2013

FLOTUS, Mrs. Michelle Obama has made her way back to the front cover of VOGUE Magazine in impeccable style of course. According to Robin Givhan of the Washington Post, "She’s wardrobed from her own closet in a Reed Krakoff sheath in cerulean blue with a flourish of purple at the neckline." How gorgeous does Mrs. Obama look? I'm digging the bangs and love that she always keeps it classic. Effortless! You can pick up the magazine on stands in just two weeks! Spring is on it's way :)  

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

SHOEGASM: Giuseppe Zanotti Gold Metallic Sandals

via: shoerazzi

I've never owned a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti heels so I'm excited to order these bad boys! I'm addicted to Jimmy Choo's at the moment but I'm thinking of expanding my collection and adding these Gold Metallic Sandals to my collection. These are perfect for Spring/Summer, right?! TOTALLY OBSESSED.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Beyonce L’Oreal Paris & Marie Claire’s for “Women Wishes”

....because sometimes you just need that reminder from yourself to yourself that "You're worth it"

She Gets Them Custom...You A Customer: Rihanna's Givenchy Tour Wardrobe

It's no secret that our Bad Gal, Rihanna loves her some custom Givenchy apparel just a a few weeks ago the singer got herself a custom made shirt with her picture on it from Riccardo Tisci himself as a birthday gift. Sweet! So you know that it's only appropiate that the designer customized a few pieces for her Diamonds World Tour that kicked off in New York over the weekend.
"According to WWD, we can expect to see a ruffled cape paired with thigh high white leather boots, a parka with a "gold bullet motif," and mini-shorts/leather bra ensembles. Everything is accessorized with lots of gold, including "couture goggles." Givenchy calls the costumes “a symbol of female empowerment and urban haute couture elegance." - via

How amazing are these sketches?! Rihanna always hits the mark for me when it comes to fashion so I'm excited to see her when she makes her way to Washington, D.C. next month! Designer, Riccardo Tisci also says "Rihanna represents what young and amazing means today. She is punk and talented. She offers intelligence, energy and pure beauty. She is the face of her generation." I couldn't agree more. Check out a few pictures below from her concert in Buffalo, NY via rihannadaily:


Did she kill it or what?! Go Rih!