Archive for October, 2009

CFB Photos: Beverley Knight’s Got Legs

October 31, 2009
Beverley rocks the mic.

Singer Beverley Knight performed at the celebration for Westfield London’s first birthday.The shopping center is offering discounts of up to 50% while they celebrate and hosting several events to commemorate the event.

Visit Westfield London and Beverly Knight online.

CFB Photos: Kerry Washington & Georgina Chapman at the Music Unites Fall Masquerade

October 31, 2009
Kerry and Georgina step out. 
PhotobucketKerry Wasington - 2

Kerry Washington and gal pal Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman were in a Cinderella state of mind at the Music Unites Fall Masquerade Ball Thursday night.

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Parties & Events: Roger Vivier Event at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills

October 31, 2009
Me with Roger Vivier Creative Director Roopal Patel and Neiman Marcus’ Bruno Frisoni.

Friday I had the pleasure to attend the Roger Vivier Event at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills. Fans of the brand, fashion who’s who and lookers on turned out for the fabulous event, which included a preview, a lunch, and of course shopping. The event included a meet and greet with Roger Vivier Creative director Roopal Patel and Neiman MarcusWomen’s Fashion Accessory Senior market Editor, Bruno Frisoni.Actress Tichina Arnold even dropped by.

Credited with creating the first stiletto in 1954, Roger Vivier was widely criticized and admired for his elaborate shoe designs. He used silks, appliqué, pearls, beads, lace, and jewels. his designs were often considered sculptures with their extraordinary design and adornments. The brand also produces haute couture footwear as well.

What’s exciting about Roger Vivier collections is that you never know what to expect. Creativity is abundant behind the scenes and each design is truly unique. The fall collection is bursting with color and enchanting embellishments. Brand lovers can expect more of the same for spring. Many thanks to Meghan Mino and the Neiman Marcus staff for helping me give CFB readers the inside scoop!

A model with the Belle Lucie from the fall collection.
The Go Boom bootie on display.
The Oh Hell shoe. (Hot!) 

Roger Vivier shoes are serious eye candy.

 
Absolutely delicious! Oh yeah, them too. 
The signature buckle with bling. 

Play your cards right.

Shop the Roger Vivier collections at 
Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills 
Level One
9700 Wilshire Boulevard

Beverly Hills, California 90212

NeimanMarcus.com
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Model Behavior: Sessilee Lopez

October 31, 2009

Hailing from Philadelphia, PA, Sessilee Lopez is one of the most sought after models of color today. she was walked the runways of Vivienne Tam, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta and many others. Since Sessilee signed with Major Model Management Worldwide in 2007, her career has taken off. this fall she appeared alongside fellow black models Jourdan Dunn, Chanel Iman, Arlenis Sosa on the for the cover of I-D magazine’s September issues. Expect to see more from her in the future.

Stats:
Height: 

Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Dress: 4
Shoe: 8

Measurements: 32.5-26-35

Hermes Spring 2010
Acquascutum Spring 2010
House of Holland Spring 2010
Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010
Anna Sui Spring 2010 
Carolina Herrera Resort 2010
 
Diana Von Furstenberg Resort 2010
Issey Miyake Fall 2009
Malandrino Fall 2009

PPQ Spring 2010
Roskanda Illinic Spring 2010
Tory Burch Fall 2009
Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2009
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Accessories: Gucci 2010 Cruise Collection

October 30, 2009
Gucci - Joy Boston bag in silver.
The Joy Boston bag in silver with D ring detail. 

If you love Gucci, get ready to salivate over which bag you’ll want more. The latest collection is arm candy that will make you the envy of every fashionista you pass. Not to worry though, Gucci has something for everyone. The beauty of a new handbag is almost as exhilerating as taking your first step. Who could forget how much fun that was? The collection features more than 50 bags and they are available online and in Gucci boutiques internationally.

See the entire Gucci 2010 Cruise Collection here.

CFB Photos: Adrienne Bailon Celebrates Her 26th Birthday

October 29, 2009
Adrienne Bailon Birthday Party Photobucket
 Adrienne strikes a pose at her birthday dinner.

Adrienne Bailon turned 26 on October 24th and celebrated at the Le Souk Harem in NYC. She has made better fashion choices so I was surprised to see her looking just so-so in this dress. Not feeling this salmon frock at all. Maybe if a steamer had run over it, it wouldn’t be so bad…But we still wish you a Happy Birthday anyway, Adrienne!!

Entertainment: Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion Part 1 Airs Tonight

October 29, 2009
Not your average Georgia peaches: Kandi, Nene, Lisa, Kim, and Sheree.

Just when you thought it was over, those Real Housewives of Atlanta are back for the reunion show to clear the air and reflect on this past season. Season 2 was probably the most talked about. We saw the housewives party, fight, and fuss this season with more style than ever.

The reunion show will especially interesting since Khandi will be talking publicly for the first time about the loss of her ex-fiance Ashley “A.J.” Jewell. We’ll see how Nene handles herself since she is always complaining about how everyone “talks” about her and blames her for everything. Is Kim’s “engagement” to Big Poppa, real or fake? Is Lisa pregnant? Did she lose her house? How does she fill about Sheree’s clothing line? Will Sheree’s She by Sheree brand be sold in stores? What’s next for Kandi? And of course Dwight will have to throw in his 2 cents. Wouldn’t be a show without him, right?

Tune in tonight on at 10PM EST/PST on Bravo.

Here’s a sneak peak clip.

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Fashion & Style News: Jimmy Choo to Hit H&M Stores Soon

October 29, 2009

November marks the debut of the Jimmy Choo for H&M collection. Tamara Mellon, founder and designer of the Jimmy Choo brand confessed to having a tough time designer a lower-end collection for H&M customers. Jimmy Choo is hardly a brand associated with affordability, but it remains a favorite among shoe fashionistas and influential people like Michelle Obama.

Jimmy Choo for H&M will not only include shoes and accessories but clothes as well. At the urging of H&M execus, Mellon agreed to create an apparel collection for H&M customers, giving the fashion-conscious on a budget a chance to experience the brand.

Sequin-covered dresses with plunging necklines, one-shoulder suede mini-dresses and faux-fur vests and boxy zipped cardigans are sure to delight the party girls while the equally edgy shoes are high-heeled, over the knee (boots) and gladiator worthy.

The collection hits more than 200 H&M stores on November 14th.

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Beauty: Celeb Make-Up Artist Mally Roncal Launches Fragrance

October 29, 2009

Makeup artist to the stars Mally Roncal who paints the faces of Beyonce, Angelina Jolie and Heidi Klum is launching her own fragrance.

The signature scent is a blend of citrus and floral including freesia and peony; and tropical scents, with a Sampaquita flower base. The inclusion of the Sampaquita flower is an ode to Roncal’s Filipino heritage.She is a huge supporter of the Filipino community.

As a sought after makeup artist, it was only natural for Mally to transcend into the fragrance market. She already has a cosmetics collection, Mally Beauty-Color Cosmetics. Mally will reveal her signature fragrance tomorrow on QVC at 8 PM Eastern time.

CFB Style Scope: Scorpio (October 23-November 22)

October 29, 2009
 
Clockwise: Gabrielle Union, Thandie Newton, Eve and Ciara.

Scorpio women are astutely intense. Nothing gets past them, really. If they are into something or someone, they are totally into it. Half measures are not acceptable for the Scorpio, like Aries, it’s all or nothing. Fashion wise she is quite selective with her clothes. Whatever she likes she buys and trends don’t influence her much. She loves dark reds, black, violet, and other dark hues. The key word with the Scorpio lady is mystery.

Style Tip: Dress your eyes the way you dress your body.
Must Have Accessory: Killer heels.
Colors: Black, Burgundy, White, Navy, Violet, Cobalt
Favorite Label: Versace

Celebrity Scorpio Chocolate Fashionistas: 

Ciara – October 25th

Monica – October 25th
Gabrielle Union – October 29th
Nia Long – October 30th
Thandie Newton – November 6th

Eve – November 10th