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CFB Photos: Prince Throws it Up at Fendi

October 10, 2009
The man in purple and singer Bria Valentine. So fabulous.

The Purple One hung with gal pal Bria Valentine at the Fendi show in Paris for Fashion Week. Must be nice to be a baller. And isn’t Prince the only man we know who can upstage his date and you can’t even be mad?

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Trend Report: Elle Magazine’s Top 25 Fashion Trends for Fall

September 3, 2009

Elle magazine has made their list of the top 25 fashion picks for fall:

1. The Camel Coat
Coat by Max Mara, $2275
2. The Cape

Cashmere cape by Celine, $3950
3. Toggle

Toggle coat by Liz Claiborne New York
4. Robe Tie

Wool coat by Lacoste, price available upon request
5. Minidress
Crystal detail silk-blend dress by Alice + Olivia, $495
6. Neon
Dress by NY & Company, $55
7. Grecian
Dress by BCBGMaxAzria, $318
8. One Sleeve 
Dress by Bebe, $128
9. Deep V-Neck Blouse
Blouse by Club Monaco, $129
10. Lace Blouse

Blouse by White House Black Market, $88
11. White Shirt
Shirt by Mac & Jac, $49
12. Optical Stripes 

Crepe de chine top by Corey Lynn Calter, $174
13. Menswear Trouser 

Doeskin suiting trousers by Burberry Prorsum, $895
14. Draped Skirt

Ruffle-detail skirt by Banana Republic, $120
15. Leather Shorts
Shorts by Sea, $382
16. Legging Pant
Nylon riding pant by LNA, $102
17. Embellished Biker 
Biker jacket by Baby Phat, $300
18. Tuxedo
Tuxedo jacket by Calvin Klein (sold as a suit), $179
19. Ruffles
Wool and mohair jacket by Louis Vuitton, $2247
20. Chalk Stripe
Blazer by Banana Republic, $198
21. Over-the-Knee Boot
Boots by Topshop Unique, $560
22. Day Clutch
Lizard and leather clutch by Fendi, $1,050
23. Drawstring Pouch
Purse by Alexander Wang, $720
24. Buckle Boot
Boot by Nine West, $149
25. Tread Sole 
Boots by Michael Kors 

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Wardrobe 101 – The Dress

September 2, 2009

For years the dress has been the epitome of femininity. It wasn’t until the 1900’s (when equal rights for women was implemented in the US) did women truly and blatantly rebel against the dress. But the dress is not the enemy; in fact, it is the ally…if you know how to wear it it can be a catalyst for many looks in your wardribe.There are many different types of dresses but here’s a few of the most popular styles:

The sheath is a must have. This dress is sassy and sophisticated. Sheaths hug your figure and accentuate curves. They tend to have a basic length anywhere between right above the knee or mid-calf. They can be worn casual with a cardigan and some flats, or they can be dressed up with stilettos and a fancy embellished clutch.

An A-line dress is a dress that is narrow at the top and has a flare skirt (cut out like an A or triangle). This dress is probably the most flattering for us women who are really curvy. However, this cut can flatter any body type. These dresses commonly land right under the knee or mid-calf. These dresses are worn casual or dressy, depending on the fabric. A-lines look great in prints for a summer/spring casual, in a solid sateen for a dressy look, or a polyester blend for a fall/winter look. A cardigan sweater or nice brooch will complement an a-line dress.

The shift dress is always a great choice. The dress was a big hit in the 1960s and has continued to be a pillar of elegance and style. The shift complements most frames, though it tends to be more flattering on petite and average size women.Pair your shift with boots, tights, or a turtleneck for fall/winter. J. Crew, Anne Klein, and Michael Kors are a few designers who make great shift dresses. It is also popular with First lady Michelle Obama.

Shirt-waist dresses are perhaps the many neglected dresses of our time. But this is one of my favorites to wear. Shirt-waist dresses are tailored like a shirt and extend into an attached straight or full skirt. These are versatile because they are made straight or flare, long or short. This is a great casual dress. They usually button down the front and are accessorized with a belt at the waist. These dresses flatter curvy women if worn with a flare. Wear these with some boots, stilettos, wedges, flats, or sandals, depending on the season.

Dresses are an absolute must in a woman’s wardrobe. They take us to a place where we feel pretty or sassy, sexy or girly. They are convenient and comfortable and likely to turn heads. Don’t be afraid of the dress….Embrace the DRESS!

Item Details:
Top Row:
Laser cut A-line dress, $207.50, Karta
Wool-blend tweed shift dress, $2,440, Fendi
Nubuck leather shirtdress, $3,995, Halston
Bottom Row:
Wool striped sheath, $1,859, Yves Saint Laurent
Bow-tie shift dress, $34.99, Charlotte Russe
*This week let femininity be your fashion accessory. Don’t hide it anymore; it’s time to let the world see it!*
Shay Couture
“I am no fashion expert, but I like to think I know what I’m talking about.”

Fashion & Style News: Fendi Has a New Leader

September 2, 2009

Luxury brand Fendi North America has hired a new president, Stacy Van Praagh to lead it into it’s next era. Van Praagh’s previous post was as vice president of sales at Oscar de La Renta.

Like most other luxury brands, Fendi has seen a dip in profit although the company’s ready-to-wear and footwear sectors have experienced moderate growth. Beginning with the fall-winter season, Saks Fifth Avenue will showcase Fendi ready-to-wear in it’s newly redesigned floor.

Fendi merchandise can be found in Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and Jeffrey. Fendi plans to open a boutique at the CityCenter in Las Vegas.


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Trend Report: Green Day Accessories

August 4, 2009
Women’s Wear Daily reports that green will be on the scene for all. Jade, forest, and Kelly all make an appearance for the season’s hot hues!
CC Skye at ShopStyle