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Fashion & Style News: 2009 Fashion Flashback

December 16, 2009
Gone but not forgotten: Michael Jackson. 

Women’s Wear Daily takes us through a few of the more memorable fashion events of 2009. Who could forget Aretha’s hat, the auctioning of Michael Jackson’s blinged out glove or Victoria Beckham’s racy Emporio Armani underwear ads. We can only hope that 2010 will be just as exciting.

Hats off: Aretha’s Inauguration hat was a huge seller. 
Utter footwear ridiculousness at Nina Ricci. 
Charmed, I’m sure. 
Our president, does the classic male well.

Kanye West, proof that some people should stay in college.
Thierry Mugler’s outfits for Beyonce’s tour. 
Victoria Beckham revealed. 

See more looks on WWD.com.

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CFB Photos: Michelle Obama Dons Naeem Khan at the Offical State Dinner

November 26, 2009

Michelle Obama wore a flawless gold gown by Naeem Khan to host the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur Tuesday night at the White House. Her handsome husband complimented her in a black tuxedo as the two hosted guests which included the handsome Blair Underwood, Alfre Woodard, Steven Spielberg, Gayle King, Deepak Chopra.

Guest chef Marcus Samulesson prepared the dinner. Here’s the menu:

The State Dinner Menu

First

Potato and Eggplant Salad
White House Arugula with Onion Seed Vinaigrette
2008 Sauvignon Blanc, Modus Operandi, Napa, California
Red Lentil Soup with Fresh Cheese
2006 Riesling, Brooks “Ara,” Willamette Valley, Oregon

Entree

Roasted Potato Dumplings
with Tomato Chutney
Chickpeas and Okra
or
Green Curry Prawns
Caramelized Salsify
with smoked Collard Greens
and Coconut Aged Basmati
2007 Grenache, Beckmen Vineyards, Santa Ynez, CA



Dessert

Pumpkin Pie Tart
Pear Tatin
Whipped Cream and Caramel Sauce
Sparkling Chardonnay, Thibaut Janisson Brut, Monticello, Virginia
Petis Fours and Coffee
Cashew Brittle
Pecan Pralines
Passion Fruit and Vanilla Glaces
Chocolate-Dipped Fruit

Photo courtesy of WWD.com.

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CFB Photos: Alesha Dixon Launches The Gold Hearts Appeal

November 16, 2009
  Alesha displays the gold heart and strikes a pose for the camera.

British singer/songwriter Alesha Dixon was on hand at the photocall for The Gold Hearts appeal on behalf of the Variety Club children’s charity in London.

The Variety Club raises money for sick and disabled children across the United Kingdom. 

For more information on Alesha’s initiative with the Variety Club visit varietyclub.org.uk.

Parties & Events: Rodeo Drive Walk Of Style Awards Honors Princess Grace Kelly & Cartier

October 23, 2009

Last night in Beverly Hills it was all about glitz and glam. The Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Awards honored the late Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco and Cartier Jewelry. Celebs and fashion elite turned out for the evenT. Gabrielle Union repped for the Chocolate Fashionistas in an off-white draped jersey dress with metallic and black shoes.

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Entertainment: Racist Bridezilla Tells Black Man to "“Mop Up McDonald’s & Go Back To The Projects”

October 21, 2009

Bridezilla is known for showing African-American women in a poor light with the ridiculously ghetto and irate behavior, but we aren’t the only ones. The show simply aims to show the worst of the worst and it isn’t stopping anytime soon.

The star of this weeks upcoming episode could make even the bitchiest of women cringe. Thankfully Alas this people like this never cross my path. Bridezilla Karen from Long Island reminds us all why home training and treating people right is so important. She’s a bootleg version of a cross between Rizzo and one of those Real Housewives of New Jersey. With her over-the-top demands and bad attitude, it’s safe to say this Italiana might end up in divorce court if she doesn’t end up in a pine box first. And if I had a bad eyebrow job like hers I would simply keep my mouth shut. She yells at her bridesmaids, tells them she’ll slap them, and refers to a doorman as “a $9 an hour human being”. Ouch.

But if that made you cringe, her insult toward a brother on the street (she tells him to go mop up McDonald’s and go back to the projects) should be enough to make you want to toss her down a staircase and drop a piano on her head for good measure. Well Karen, let’s hope you don’t come down my street any time soon. The episode airs October 24th.

And check out LaJune who thinks everybody is jealous of her and wants her man. Well LaJune I’ve seen you and your fiance, you two deserve each other. Her episode airs October 25th.

CFB Photos: Robin Givens Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence

October 9, 2009
Robin Givens is still gorgeous. This woman never ages.

Robin Givens spoke at the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) and Marshalls Promote Domestic Violence Awareness Month event held in Union Square in NYC.

Givens was married to Mike Tyson who she alleges abused her during their short-lived marriage.

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Parties & Events: American Ballet Theatre Fall Gala

October 8, 2009

Belles of the balls turned up at the American Ballet Theatre Fall Gala. Veronica Webb stole the show as the best dressed for the event. Her floor-length Christian Siriano gown was absolutely stunning and she looked GORGEOUS!

Veronica is flawless in Christian Siriano. 
 
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Deborah Roberts (Love the print.)