**Use the search function on www.silhouettes.com to find the dresses above!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
**Use the search function on www.silhouettes.com to find the dresses above!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
JUNE 21st at Comic Fusion in Flemington, NJ -- FREE RPG day. Just like Free comic book day, FRPG day is something special for anyone who currently plays or is a past player of role-playing fun. You might not admit it to your coworkers but come on - you know you love it! Come out to Comic Fusion on June 21. If you've got a costume to represent your favorite RP character and you'd like to be one of our guests, send me a message so I can get a list started. My City of Heroes character, Amber the Superhero Stylist will be there for photos and general gaming geekery.
JULY 4th at New Moon Comics in Little Falls, NJ -- Celebrating our country's Independence, I'm organizing cosplayers to come out in their best patriotic super suits. We have Wonder Woman and Power Girl ready to appear with some expectations for Bucky and Josiah Bradley, the first Capt. America. Getting as many supers as possible would make this 4th even more spectacular. Let me know if you're able to make it and which character you plan to come as. No costume? Come anyway for the fun! And bring a camera!
Saturday, May 24, 2008
• Underscore the importance of the UEDM as a vehicle for bringing fresh styles and new designers to the public's attention.
• Provide a profitable marketplace and tools/resources necessary (including fashion business workshops and an online community for designers, stylists, models, etc.) for emerging designers to build and expose their product.
• Position the UEDM as an essential resource for Harlem's economic development and provide additional exposure to Harlem based businesses.
• Establish the UEDM as a tourist destination and a must-see attraction for lovers of cutting-edge fashion, affordable styles and affordable accessories.
Every major city should aspire to hold events like this. We need more opportunities for emerging designers to get noticed. I especially love that one of their missions it to raise Harlem’s economic portfolio and exposure to the world. Visit www.uptownedm.com to sign up for their newsletter and learn about their next event. Thanks to Johanna for informing me about this site. :)
Latoya Henry of Memory Lane by Toya and Idyllic4U (Karen Brown) & Metal (Nkrumah Jennings).
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Top: Puff Sleeve Drape Top, $9.99, www.wetseal.com
Hat: Space Dyed Beret, $24, www.urbanoutfitters.com
Necklace: Rose Bead Necklace, $7.80, www.forever21.com
Bag: Bow Dacious Large Tote, $99, www.endless.com
I’m guessing most of us can’t afford the $685 Marc Jacob classic cropped jacket (the original cost was $2800!). So in true I Like Her Style! Fashion, I found this Plaid Tailored Blazer for $98, at www.freepeople.com. It’s not tweed but it’ll get the job done. Oh, and don't forget a brooch for your jacket ;)
Monday, May 19, 2008
It’s not enough to just walk into a room looking fabulous. Nowadays your outfit has to shout it from the rooftops! The classic black dress is all good and well but when you really want to make a show, opt for something theatrical. Many of the Fall/Winter 2008 collections during New York Fashion Week were filled with high-neck collars, fanciful frills and dreamy chiffon ruffles. Bill Blass’ collection, for example, is the epitome of dramatic flair though if you’re not too sure you can get away with such an exuberant entrance look to Victoria Beckham and Charlize Theron who took this look to the streets. Try this Sheer Ruffle top by Wetseal.com. For those of you who love the attention, take a leaf out of Chanel Iman, Eva Longoria and Eve’s style books. They definitely know how to put on a show.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of NJ's Munchmobile hot dog wagon. I was there with a bunch of other superheroes and many of the state's team mascots. You can see us on today's edition, page 51 and again in Sunday's edition.
Thanks to Mighty Munch for inviting me! It was a great time!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
In September 2006 Gavin Douglas won first place in the prestigious Fashion Fringe 2006 designer awards in London, England. As part of the award, Gavin won business, legal and technical support and development grants from the Centre for Fashion Enterprise and ultimately showcased his 2007 Spring/Summer collection at London’s Fashion Week.
Among his many achievements to date, his most notable are winning the Young Avant-Garde Designer of the Year award in 2004, showing in Caribbean Fashion Week 2005, Barbados Fashion Week 2006, Paris Fashion Week in October 2006, Brooklyn Fashion Week New York, taking part in the Black British Style Exhibition event and of course, getting Tom Ford to buy him a drink after Mr. Ford helped seal his fate as a judge for the Fashion Fringe award in 2006. I’m particularly proud of this designer because a.) he’s from Birmingham, U.K. where I spent most of my childhood and b.) his clothes are the epitome of eclectic chic.
Douglas doesn’t have a site up at the moment but you can view his latest collection here and see below for an interview with the designer. His line is currently available at Harrods and www.yoox.com.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I'm cleaning out my house looking for collectibles I'm willing to part with. Even though it pains me, I am not getting as much paid work as I need so I have made the decision to sell some of my treasures.
I've already listed most of my Beanie Babies on eBay along with all of my Barbies which breaks my heart. I love Barbie. Anyway, I'm also listing my first comic book costume which was Rogue from Marvel's X-Men. It's also the only costume in my closet that I didn't personally make. I figure that when things get financially better, I'll be able to make one for myself in the future.
This suit was originally made for me by an anime cosplay designer. It's not dead-on perfect as a copy of Rogue. But with a jacket an accessories, it works really well. If you need accessories, my skill levels have developed quite a bit as have my contacts with other designers so feel free to contact me with questions on making this a complete outfit. (Needed accessories: headband, wig, yellow boots, belt, jacket and gloves).
A portion of all my eBay sales will go to the Safe Haven Rabbit Rescue which is why I've got slightly higher starting bids than other sellers. I feel that giving a portion to charity is very important.
This Rogue costume is one of a kind and definitely something that you'll love wearing. It brings out the feisty Southern girl in all of us.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Top: Casting, $79.95, www.stevemadden.com; Lansing, $30, www.aldoshoes.com; Sirprise, $89.95, www.stevemadden.com
Middle: Trinangle Sandal, $34, www.urbanoutfitters.com; Croww, $79.95, www.stevemadden.com; Le Petit Sperone, $60, www.piperlime.com
Bottom: Hendrix, $90, www.dune.co.uk; Volatile Cassie Thong Sandal, $38.95, www.endless.com; Belle by Sigerson Morrison, $225, www.piperlime.com
Shoe shopping is one of life’s little pleasures, but I delightful day in the shoe department of Saks can quickly turn into a nightmare if your feet aren’t perfectly polished when the sales clerk tries to help you slip on those Louboutins. Avoid the potential embarrassment and get your toes Manolo ready today. You don’t have to spend a fortune at a spa. In fact, I prefer creating my own pedicure at home - I’m too ticklish for someone else to handle my toes! Try Tweezerman’s deluxe pedicure set available at Sephora or their more modest version for just $14.99 at Target. After you’ve spoiled yourself, pick the perfect color* to match your sandals and away you go!
*All nail colors by Nars Cosmetics. Click here for their regular selection and here for their vintage line.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
“We was gonna save the world. We was gonna change music every chance we got. We was gonna always be family. Forever.”
“If it wasn’t for Aaliyah being the face and voice of [Missy Elliott and Timbaland’s] sound they might have never got to where they did. They were presenting their sort of brilliant but challenging breakthrough music through this beautiful young girl who could sing it perfectly.”
“I think about her all the time…Anytime she’s brought up or her music comes on the radio, it’s sweet, but it definitely sounds like she found a niche before it was here. If you listen to her music it’s so relevant today, but we had it so long ago.”
“She was already a fashion icon, she was getting into movies, she had already planted that seed. If she was alive today she would be so relevant. I see little bits of her everywhere I look, in a lot of artists.”
“I think a lot of that mysteriousness they talk about was just what she was. She seemed like she came here already grown up, from the beginning.”
Friday, May 9, 2008
Joy Bryant looked nothing short of stunning at Jay Z’s recent bash at his 40/40 club. Though the dress is a little Fredericks of Hollywood, she somewhere makes it work! After 13 years of wearing makeup, I still can’t get my eyes to look that neat and defined. Liquid eyeliner just burns my eyes! I'm also still looking for a natural lipstick color - suggestions welcome :)
Paula Patton is wearing my favorite color and she’s doing it justice. I think the shoes are a little boring but I guess you can’t go wrong with a classic black Christian Louboutin pump. Both Paula and Joy are sporting heavy bangs which is such a cute look with layered hair. No, I don't know where to get this dress but I know Target has a cute, affordable purple dress for $23.
Rashida Jones is ready for summer! She flaunted her shoulders and legs in a sexy, one strap chiffon dress a recent Stella McCartney evemt. Rashida’s style is never offensive, but I wish she would take more of a risk with her hair and/or makeup. How about a chin length bob? She’d also better keep an eye on that clutch…
Ashanti is slowly making her “come back”. Though I doubt the music scene has missed her, her style evolution has been great to watch. This black and white dress is a classic. Twenty years from now, body shape permitting, you could still pull out this dress and wear it like it was a recent purchase. Now if only we could get Ashanti to try another lip gloss color. That frosty pink is so 1982!
Credit: TheYbf.com for photos of Ashanti.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
I'm hoping to get to this. Based on the news coverage I saw, there didn't seem to be much that actually looked like superhero stuff other than DC's Trinity display and a Catwoman display. The E! coverage yesterday of the previous night's gala showed a lot of celebrities in gowns "inspired by superheroes" and I honestly didn't much connection with really using my imagination.
The best imo was Christina Ricci in a Wonder Woman style suit under a pale pink chiffon overlay. Fergie was in a black gown with a cheetah brooch on her shoulder which I'm guessing could pass for a Catwoman theme. Katie Holmes was wearing a red gown with blue shoes. Victoria Beckham could pass for an Emma Frost influenced in her white coat style gown if you really stretch your imagination. Naomi Watts was in an all white gown sort of Roman style which had a nice size metallic star on her belly. As for the men, Zac Posen in a shiny purple suit is really the only that looks like something other than a Bruce Wayne formal black tux.
Kate Bosworth, Kimora Lee Simmons and designer Diane von Furstenberg all looked like comic books threw up on them. Vogue editor and the event's organizer Anna Wintour claims to have looked to X-Men's Storm for her gown but to me it looks more like Tina Turner in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Venus Williams had this massive red cape over her gown which looked ridiculous.
Comic Fusion raised just over $500 for the CBLDF! Not bad for a gloomy Saturday at a small shop. I appeared as Sue Storm alongside War Machine, Iron Man and Iron Lad. Later I changed into Power Girl.
We had a great time with three local artists: Glenn Whitmore, Chris Muller and Rob Kramer!
The Iron costumes were all made or modified by the daddy of the group who dressed as War Machine. All had working chest lights. WM's had working palm lights as well. They enjoyed a trip to the Iron Man movie when they left and got a standing ovation when they walked in. :)
Next up is the Star Ledger party in Newark followed by Kids' Day at the American Legion in Flemington.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Though jewelry like pendants and earrings would really complete this look, don't ruin the shape of these dresses with belts or scarves. Also think about going makeup less if you can. This look is meant to be fresh from head-to-toe. ;)
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Jeans: David Kahn Jeans 'Nikki K Pocket' Stretch Jeans, $158, www.shop.nordstrom.com
Pumps: Barbe, $69, www.piperlime.com
Sunglasses: Dior Cannage, $216, www.bestnuyeyeglasses.com
Bag: Modern Prada Style Utility Tote, $37, www.anyknockoff.com
Victoria’s Secret has some really cute summer dresses and tops online and many of which are on sale. Head over there now before they all disappear. My favorites are the day dresses.