Archive for the ‘Nighttime Glamour’ Category

Parties & Events: 2010 amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala

May 20, 2010

Naomi Campbell

Afef Jnifen

Model Naomi Campbell and model/showgirl Afef Jnifen attended the 2010 amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala in France looking quite glamorous in France. Designer Tom Ford made a guest appearance. Can’t wait for his upcoming women’s collection to debut.

CFB Photos: White Nights

October 20, 2009
Zoe Saldana and Eva Mendes

Proving white can be right, even after Labor Day, Zoe Saldana shone in Calvin Klein Collection dress while Eva Mendes dazzled in J. Mendel .

CFB Photos: Paula Patton in Chris Benz at the Hennessey Artistry Series 2009

October 9, 2009
Chris Benz  red metallic dress; Paula Patton strikes a pose.

Parties & Events: New Yorkers for Children Gala

September 23, 2009

The 10th Annual New Yorkers for Children Gala was held Tuesday night at Cipriani in NYC. Mary J. Blige & husband Kendu Issacs were on hand, as well as Joy Bryant, Jessica White, and Selita Ebanks.


Get the Look: Silver Lining

September 19, 2009

Turning heads is never a problem for her. She can step on the scene and own the night as if her name was carved in the sky. She has exquisite tastes and makes all those who walk in her path stop and take notice.

Item Details:
Juicy Couture Choose Juicy Heart Dog Tag Necklace, $68
Topshop Cyber Structured Dress, $110
Ariella Collection Crossing Pave Cubic Zicronia Ring, $48
Forever 21 Gina Rhinestone Ring, $10.80
Steve Madden Flamed Pewter Patent Platforms, $109.95
Whiting & David Heart Clutch, $135 1-carat Diamond 14K White Gold Bracelet, $595
Kendra Scott Jewelry Rhodium Lucca Bangle Set, $90

Get the Look: Supreme Diva

September 18, 2009

The Supremes not only ruled on the charts, they ruled on the stage too. Their glittering, glamorous gowns inspired women everywhere to channel their inner divas and dare to be different. Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and Florence Ballard proved there’s nothing like an original. There class and style has yet to be duplicated though it has been imitated. In ode to these Chocolate Fashionistas, get your Supreme Diva look on!

Item Details: 
Iman Luxury Moisturizing Lipstick, $8.99
Givenchy Prismissime eyeshadow in Poetique Browns, $53
Paul & Joe Wiviana sequined mini-dress, $610
Forever 21 dual crystal hoops, $10.80
Swarovski Forever ring, $340
Brian Danielle citrine oval ring, $985
Stuart Weitzman Nighttime Evening Glamor Shoe, Sold Out!
Fendi Tortoiseshell box clutch, $745
Butter London nail lacquer in The Full Monty, $14
Vaseline Cocoa Butter Vitalizing Gel Body Oil, $7.49
Gucci by Gucci Eau de Toilette Spray, $65

Get the Look: Black & White

September 5, 2009

There is something about black and white together that gives makes a look polished and chic. For fall B&W can work well for day or night.

 Georgie Badiel in 3.1 Phillip Lim
Chanel Iman in Issa
Arlenis Sosa in Iceberg
Black & White
Black & White by chocfashblog featuring Dorothy Perkins

Item Details: 
Bootie, $991,Yves Saint Laurent

Dress, H&M

Anya wrapped boot, Alexander Wang 
Acid wash cut-out dress, $74, Dorothy Perkins

Sterling silver heart locket, $275, Tiffany
Dogtooth pencil dress, $1,104, Alexander McQueen
Patent leather pump, $703, Brian Atwood
Polka dot side bow dress, $23, Forever 21 
Dorset Barcellon clutch, $229, L.A.M.B. 
Sterling silver black and white diamond heart-shaped earrings, $175,
Spot print-wrap dress, $515, Cathy Pill 
Clutch, $58, Melie Bianco
Suede platform, $1,135, Casadei  
Ethnic print jersey dress, $350, Vivienne Westwood

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Fashion & Style News: Tracy Reese Launches Black Label for Spring 2010

September 3, 2009

Contemporary designer Tracy Reese is aiming for the stars at Fashion Week. She will reveal her latest collection, Tracy Reese Black Label. Reese had been sitting on this line for some time and finally decided it was time to launch it. The collection will include spaghetti-strap organza gown with flowered appliqués, ruffle-detailed cashmere sweaters with crystal buttons, structured pencil skirts, beaded cocktail dresses, and other beautifully designed pieces. A shoe collection will also join the 12 piece line, complementing the collection with coordinating designs and colors.

Reese is targeting higher-end retailers like Bergdorf Goodman but hopes to keep the distribution limited. Reese’s other collections include Tracy Reese, Plenty and Plenty Frock.

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How to: Dress for a Cocktail Party

September 2, 2009

Dressing for a cocktail party is simple, be fabulous…But seriously, there are rules. And one of my biggest pet peeves is when people don’t pay attention to the dress code on an invite. It’s not only rude, it makes you look inélégant.

Prior to choosing your attire, consider the invite. A phone call or email invitation allows you to get away with less formal attire, for example a suit and a simple blouse might suffice. If you received a invite via mail on formal stationary, you might want to dress to impress.

Always wear appropriate shoes, this is not a time for flip-flops or your platform sandals. Opt for a simple, well-made pump, peep-toe, or stiletto sandal. An elegantly embellished flat is also feasible for a cocktail party as well.

A simple clutch or evening case will do. Jewelry should complement your outfit, but not over power it. If you’re wearing a bold necklace with a simple sheath, avoid distracting earrings or an obnoxious bracelet.

To get the most from your look, keep it simple and polished.

Here’s a few Suggestions on Cocktail Attire:

Knee-length skirts or dresses
cardigans with brooches (think Michelle Obama)
a tailored suit with a bold tank or blouse underneath
Crepe wool slacks for fall/winter, rayon, silk, or linen for summer
A sleeveless ruffled top paired with a pencil skirt and killer pumps
Delicate or bold jewelry, nothing in between
Just the right amount of bling is appropriate
Silk dresses can work just about any season

Item Details: 
Encontrada dangle earrings, $75, Kate Spade
Animal puff dress, $100, Topshop

é dress, SOLD OUT!, Bill Blass

Izzy courier satchel, $390, The Out Net
Anaconda Violet ring, SOLD OUT!, Barney’s New York
Sequin pattern tunic, $78, Arden B. 
Dunovant cocktail ring, $20, Aldo
Roma Dress, $285, Isabella Oliver
Platform open-toe pump,$285, Stuart Weitzman
Slingback, $39.95, Miss Me 
Clutch, $1,895, Marissa Collections
Bristol stacked heeled pump, $69.50, Guess 
Cubic zicronia studs, $50, Lola Dee
Alta Iowa pumps, $855, Christian Louboutin
Bracelet, $35 , Max & Chloe

Trend Report: Sequins the other Bling

August 27, 2009

A little shimmer never hurt anybody. Sequins are the way to go for fall if you want to add a little kick to your wardrobe. A sequin dress is perfect for nightime glamour when you want to stand out. If sublte is more your style, opt for ap pair of sequin shoes, a sequin clutch, and jacket. Sequins are the new bling!

Item Details: 
Sequined wool sweater, $383.25, Alberta Ferretti
Sequin tank, $28, Ikat 
Sequin oversize tee, $80, Topshop
Duo sequined bangle, $6.80, Forever 21
Sequin bodice sweater, $390, Markus Lupfer
Stripe sequin tube skirt, $80, Topshop
Vintage collection Waking up in Vegas dress, $90, Chickdowntown
Sequin stretch bandeau dress, $100, Topshop
Wiviana sequin mini-dress, $610,  Paul & Joe
Black sequin peep-toe pumps, $500, Giuseppe Zanotti
Petite sequin strand top, $70, Topshop