Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Rihanna Named Face of Balmain's Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign

 photo 1488188_461617117275442_785050615_n_zpse54ad86f.jpgShe's at it again.  Our fave badgal Rihanna has revealed that she is the new face and spokeswoman for Balmain Spring/Summer 2014 campaign.  Yesterday she made a splash all over instagram by revealing two of the photos that will begin appearing in magazines Jan. 2 2014, and today the full campaign shots were revealed.  

The "What Now" singer has an obvious love for fashion and hasn't been afraid to "go there" with her looks.  It's safe to say, the fashion industry embraced their badgirl back.  He instagram is chalk full of jealousy inducing fashion, her line "Rihanna for Rivers Island" is a hit with the ladies all over, and she is an executive producer for the Bravo show "Styled to Rock."  There is no limit to the star's shine and obvious sex appeal.  Upon posting them on her instagram, she captioned the photo in true Rihanna fashion "Guess who's the new BALMAIN Woman???!!!!!!! #BALMAIN #MommaImadeIT #CaribbeanGalRunTing..."  

rihanna balmainIt didn't shock me when I heard the news.  Rih Rih and Balmain's creative director, Olivier Rousteing were never shy about their friendship and the love they have for one another.  The designer said that working with Rihanna was "a dream come true."  He was even quoted saying that she is an icon of his generation. (Who can disagree with that?)

rihanna balmainOlivier told WWD, "When the woman that inspired you wears your creations, your vision feels complete," he continued on, "Rihanna embodies my vision of Balmain in this new campaign..." "In front of the camera, she makes you feel like she is the only girl in the world."  

The badgal shot the campaign in New York City last month by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.  Rih's personal stylist Mel Ottenberg styled the pop icon for the project.  The photos show Rihanna in what look like she is in a steam room where she is serving face and sexy.  In one of the ads, the singer is dressed in a pink and white Kimono style coat that has been accessorized with white lace gold-toed and heeled booties.

This campaign makes the singer the second song bird to land a major spring 2014 fashion campaign.  Earlier this mother, Givenchy announced and revealed Erykah Badu as their spokes model.  Seems like the fashion world is in love with the queens of music.  Hoping for Beyonce to be named as a spokes model soon.

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The starlet visits Paris Headquarters for Balmain

The singer visited Olivier during her DWT

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Stay Warm Loves!!

Displaying 2013-12-17_12-13-37_577.jpgDisplaying velpicstitch20131217_114936.jpgSo it snowed again today.  They let the little ones out of school early today so I went and did my Aunt duties and picked them up.  Decided to take a walk instead of driving since the roads aren't really that good out.  Lucky for me, their school is just up the street so it wasn't a big deal.  I bundled up though because this New England winter weather is no joke.  As you guys can tell in only just a short walk, my coat (brought it from Macy's last year!) was starting to get covered, my Uggs soon followed.

To all those who are dealing with this crazy winter snow, bundle up and stay warm.  It's all about layers today.  For the walk, I wore a simple white, Old Navy hoodie I got last year from my younger sister as a birthday gift, my black got I bought from Macy's last year, a hat that my little brother gave to me, my black wool material leggings and my all black Uggs.  I really was warm today.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Beyonce's "Pretty Hurts" Official Video

It's such an emotional song with an emotional video to match. Bey does it again with another video from her surprise self-titled album "Beyonce"

Rihanna's NY Recording Studio Look

Everyone's favorite badgal, Rihanna is back at it.  The AMA Icon award recipient was spotted leaving a New York recording studio rocking a Rihanna-esq look.

The 25 year old singer wore a black Opening Ceremony patch work beanie with the brand's logo on the front, a black wool, double breasted coat with large asymmetrical lapels, draped back details front diagonal pockets and a button chest pocket.  Just like the OC beanie, she rocked a black tee with the brand's contrast logo patch on the front.  The bottoms she wore boasted a ribbed elastic waistband with drawstring ties, ribbed cuffs and two side pockets, and topping off the look she rocked a pair of classic New Balance trainers that feature a suede and mesh upper and solid rubber outsole.  Adding a pop of color, the singer added a green fur scarf.

Once again this is only a look our fave badgal can rock.

$30 Opening Ceremony OC Patch Logo Beanie
 Alexandre Plokhov Drape Back Button Coat
$75 Opening Ceremony OC Cut Off Logo Sweat Tee
$11 F&F Dance Joggers

$75 New Balance 574 Sneakers

Nicole Richie by Justin Coit for

nicole-richie-for-byrdie-dot-comThe uber designer and mother teamed up with to model some georgous looks.  The site challenged the designer to turn some red carpet looks into holiday, party ready looks.  With the help of hairstylist Andy Lecompte and makeup artist Lauren Andersen, Richie lived up to the challenge.  The starlet/designer rocked dresses from Wes Gordon and Anthony Vacarello, and her own House of Harlow jewels.  Continue on to look at some of the looks.


Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin at the Anchor Man 2 Premiere

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 photo MeaganGoodAnchorman2PremiereSponsoredwTPwy2_FA5Jl.jpgActress Meagan Good and Husband DeVon Franklin braved the cold at NY's Beacon Theater to stun fans on the red carpet at the Anchor Man 2 premiere.  The couple were spotted being silly with the Mrs. co star David Koechner.  Meagan awed in a beige, plunging neck Donna Karan gown and bold red lips.  Loving this look all around.  The movie which hits theaters December 18, has cameos from stars like Drake and Kanye.

Good plays Linda Jackson, one of the first black women to become the head of a news station and subsequently Will Ferrell's boss and his maybe love interest.  I hope everyone out there is as excited about this movie as I am.  And can we all take a moment to adore how handsome her husband is and how fierce that hair cut she has is.

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Renalie Reindeer Knit Leggings

On trend for the holiday season, get into the spirit with these adorable Renalie Reindeer Knit Leggings from brought to you by Shopcade only $20.00!!

New Shopping Site Alert!!

Recently I joined IFB (Independent Fashion Bloggers) and began going through some of the articles written by other bloggers like myself.  As I continued scrolling through I came across the link to a shopping site called Shopcade and decided to give it a try.  I must tell you guys I am in love.

On my search through the site, I found a couple outfits that I am dying to get. Ahhhh, you guys should definitely take some time out and join Shopcade and enjoy it like I have been doing.

Down below I posted some of the items I plan on buying soon.

Oh the Things I Find On Sundays

So Wayne Brady and Mike Tyson did a remake of Bobby Brown's "Every Little Step." Enough said lol.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Gucci Pre-Fall 2014 Collection

Frida Giannini decided that her Gucci Pre-Fall 2014 would approach would be, it helps to look down.  Using 108-mm platform ankle booties of the Gucci horse-bit loafer which celebrated it sixtieth anniversary this year, gives the collection an almost laidback feel.  

The collection includes elements of sharp hues, controlled volume, amped-up outerwear, and a mix of masculine-feminine appeal.  Frida collided colors so close on the spectrum that it produced a new twist on monochromatic.  Throughout the collection, she emphasized layering, then showed a day-to-night dress that had generous sleeves that were offset by a butterfly shaped basque, twice we hybridized of the classic Perfecto: elongating it into a dress coat then covering it in extra-plush gray shearling.
Don't think the label forgot about it's leg baring pieces. The collection has mini dresses and thigh baring skirts.  Still the collection gave a nod to classic femininity using peplum belts to cinch the waists of their dresses, pleated dresses and flare-waist coats.  

This year, the signature sex appeal look that Gucci is well known and recognized for is outdone sleek sportswear this season.  Giannini's use of luxe fabrications, a leather shirt this as rice paper and a chubby in goat and Mongolian lamb fur are translated into not being impractical.  The same could be said about the range of handbags the line incorporates.  Embossed Diamante pattern is applied to clutches, buckets, and large double handle tote shaped bags.  It's safe to say, that while it isn't the usual Gucci style, it is a knockout, home run for the infamous line.