Archive for February, 2010

Fashion Week: Burberry Prorsum

February 25, 2010

 Best known for their trench coats, Burberry has propelled outerwear to a whole new level. The fall 2010 collection is dominated by coats, pencil skirts, boots and draping. Giant collars and military-inspired looks are paired well with the slim-fitting skirts and leggings. Wine, olive, mustard, mahogany, black, and navy hues are plentiful. The looks in this collection are one of the most impressive to date.

 
 

Fashion & Style News: Naomi Sims Estate to Host Charity Auction

February 24, 2010

 The estate of the late model Naomi Sims is hosting a charity auction to raise funds for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. The auction will include garments and accessories worn by Sims during her career as a fashion model. Items are priced to sell from $50 to $1500 and will feature designers such as Louis Vuitton and Elsa Perretti.

Sims died of breast cancer in August of 2009. To view the auction catalog, click here.

Auction Details:
Preview and Reception: Friday, February 26, 5 – 8 pm.
Charity Auction: Saturday, February 27, 2 pm.
Nye & Company 
425 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 
973-746-2491

Style Profile: Rosario Dawson

February 24, 2010

 Rosario Dawson knows a thing or two about fashion. She is always put together. I can’t recall a time when I’ve ever seen her as a fashion don’t. She dresses for her body, and while she enjoys wearing color black seems to be her signature, and might even rock a trend or two. When it comes to adding accessories to her wardrobe, she doesn’t scrimp. She’s known to carry a statement bag and even adds a little bling with jewels. Rosario knows how to mix subtly with glamor and we like that.

Style Scope: Pisces (February 19-March 20)

February 24, 2010
Queen Latifah – Born March 18th

Mysterious and intriguing, the Pisces woman is all about glamor. She likes subtly in fashion but don’t confuse it with her fading into the background. She will promptly show up anyone who tries to upstage her. She’s one of those women who enjoys catering to the scene. She’ll get in where she fits in.

Style Tip: You love eye makeup, but don’t over do it.
Must Have Accessory: Shoes. Lots of shoes.
Signature Colors: Aqua, pink, white, silver, blue.
Favorite Label: Valentino
Pisces Chocolate Fashionistas
Erykah Badu
Vanessa Williams
Eva Longoria
Queen Latifah

CFB Photos: Juelz Santana’s Birthday Party

February 23, 2010
The birthday boy.

Juelz Santana celebrated his birthday (he turned 28 on February 18th) with a party at M2 Ultra Lounge in NYC. Guests in attendance included Ashanti, Snoop Dogg, Lil Kim,Daz Dilinger and Fabolous.

Ok, ma. We like this look. 
Somebody tell Lil Kim the bleaching is not working out.
Alison Ceglio: Reality stars will drain their 15 minutes of fame won’t they. She looks cute though. 
Somebody tell LaToya pink hair is never cute unless you are Pink.

Fashion Week: Aquascutum Fall 2010

February 23, 2010

Coats, jackets and long skirts were the center of attention for Aquascutum. The latest fall collection is combining daytime chic with evening glamor, complete with adornment and detail. It’s almost as if the models were dressed for an formal ball at a ski-lodge, complete with puff jackets and toe-dusting gowns. But it’s cool though! I’m digging this collection, simply because the garments were flawless and the models carried them off with no problem. Sometimes the simplest and most amazingly usual looks are the best. This is one of those times.

Fashion Week: Vivienne Westwood Red Label Fall 2010

February 23, 2010

 Weird. Eccentric. Chic and glamorous could describe Vivienne Westwood’s latest collection. Her Red Label ready-to-wear is jam-packed with prints, intriguing colors, draping, and things that make you go hmmmmm…Not that that’s a bad thing, Miss Westwood has never been one to bore you on the runway. As for the fall 2010 collection, it isn’t necessarily a must-have but it’s not a schmoozer either.

Entertainment: Lisa Raye’s Reality: The Real McCoy

February 23, 2010

 LisaRaye McCoy will star in her own reality show, The Real McCoy airing on TV One, Thursday, April 8th. The actress and former first lady of the island of Turks & Caicos will give viewers an inside look at her life and she works to stay on top and get her paper. Should be interesting…Here’s a clip:

Fashion Week: Duro Olowu Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear Collection

February 22, 2010

London based fashion designer Duro Olowu greets fall with a collection of English lady chic. The designs are packed with color and waver on a traditional essence of modern chic blended with classicism. Yet another Fashion Week winner.

Monday Fashion Madness: Daily Updates

February 22, 2010
Fashion & Beauty Happenings This Week:

Models of Color Missing From Fashion Week Runways 
White Sorority Zeta Tau Alpha Wins Step Competition Wearing Boots & Trench Coats 
30% Off Trench Coats and Free Umbrellas at The Limited!
$6 Lip Paint Gloss at Carol’s Daughter!
Bread & Butter, Briana Erin and Jennie Liu at BillionDollarBabes.com
Also this week at BBB:
Monday 2/22 – Tuesday 2/23 – CHANEL Vintage Handbags, Karmel & Alden, Plume
Wednesday 2/24 – Thursday 2/25 – Ella Moss, Paige Premium Denim, Rhys Dwfen
Friday 2/26 – Saturday 2/27 – Bravo New York, ecoSkin, Heys USA
Michelle Obama Greets Glee Club Members from Washington D.C. Elementary School