Wednesday, November 23, 2011

American Music Awards Fashions

The American Music Awards was held on Sunday night in LA and it was a night filled with music and exciting fashions.

Here are some of the looks that caught my eye:
                                                     Selena Gomez in Georgio Armani (my fave dress)
Selena's Jimmy Choo's
Jennifer Hudson wearing Jenny Packham

Jennifer Lopez
Heidi Klum
Nicki Minaj
Nicki's Alexander McQueen's (ouch)
Taylor Swift
Jennifer McCarthy ( not bad but I like the white better)



What a great mix of fashion flavor!



Saturday, November 5, 2011

People StyleWatch's 1st Annual Denim Awards!

People StyleWatch's 1st Annual Denim Awards!

The November issue of People StyleWatch has hit the news stands and it is one that you denim lovers will not want to miss. It features the awesome Zoe Saldana (Colombiana, Avatar and more) on the cover but most importantly, to me at least, it includes their first annual Denim Awards!!!

Over 700 pairs were tested in order to come up with 25 winners. The categories include best butt boost (WOO WOO!), sexiest, best for work, most slimming and more.
Shout out to People StyleWatch for sending me a sneak peek of the cover shown below:




I had the pleasure of communicating with  People Style Watch's Senior Market Editor, Marissa  Rubin, who was kind enough to answer a few questions.

 1. What made People StyleWatch decide to acknowledge denim in such a big way this year?

We’ve always acknowledged denim.  In fact, we’ve given more denim credits than any other fashion monthly.  It’s part of our core DNA, as well as a staple in our reader’s wardrobe—they live in their jeans!  Therefore, this felt like a natural progression to kick off an annual denim awards blowout that would offer great service to our reader’s and really stake our claim in the denim market.

2. The idea of having to try on 700 pairs of jeans and picking out my favorites sounds like fashion heaven to me but what was it like for you more normal people?
 
We had over 40 people try on the 700 pairs—most of whom do not work directly in fashion—and they were BEYOND THRILLED to participate.  Many said, “it was like having a department store come to them.”  When you think about it, most people have a favorite brand (and usually a style within it) and never stray to try something new—possibly something better.  But through our try-ons, everyone discovered a new jean—and the majority went out and purchased them right after!!!  
 
3. Were those of you responsible for picking the best jeans all around the same body type or were different shapes and sizes represented?
 
Our try-on subjects were all different shapes and sizes.  We had petites, plus, athletic, curvy, boyish, pear, tall, etc represented within each category to make sure that the results were accurate across a wide-range of physiques.  What was astonishing was that there was always a clear winner/favorite amongst the varying body types and sizes.  We truly found universally flattering jeans!!!
 
4. Were there any jeans that you just loved that did not make the list?
 
No.  But I had predictions that a certain jean would win in a specific category, and it wouldn’t even place.  Yet then it’d be considered for another category and win.  It was unbelievable how everything ultimately came together
 
I was sweating just imagining myself getting to judge hundreds of pairs of jeans. Jean Tester would definitely be my dream job but I have yet to see that job title listed on Career Builder.


Friday, October 28, 2011

American Apparel's New Jeans For Men

American Apparel's New Jeans For Men

American Apparel just launched their first-ever men's jean that they've added to their popular women's denim collection.

The jeans are called Regular Fit 100 and they were designed, cut sewed and washed in American Apparel's facility in Los Angeles.

According to George Atlan, Director of Denim at American Apparel, the Regular Fit 100s are a "truly authentic pair of jeans" which "the market has lacked for a long time."


They are meant to be worn at the ankles according to the American Apparel website. (Yikes!)

Here are a few photos of AA's women's denim collection. 


                                                                Denim Circle Skirt
                                                                    Denim Disco Pant

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pajama Jeans... Really?

Pajama Jeans...Really?

I was flipping through channels this morning while my kids were brushing their teeth when I happened to stop on the Home shopping Network. The slick sales lady-you know the one who pretends to be your friend but then you realize that she can't be your friend because her sole job is to separate you from your money- mentioned that HSN had sold over 24,000 pairs of, get this, Pajama Jeans.

Apparently women across the country are interested in looking good and being comfortable at the same time. The absolute nerve of them. In french the saying is "pour etre belle il faux souffrire"
Which translates to "To be beautiful one must suffer." I never liked or believed in that saying but I'm not sure that I'm ready to wear PJ jeans.

Anyway here is a little info about them.

*They come in bootleg or skinny
*They have no pockets or zippers
*They are made of a cotton and spandex blend called DormiSoft
*They come complete with brass rivets to give them the jean look.
*They are supposed to be incredibly comfortable
*They cost around $40


The model looks pretty good in them but I might be a little too denim obsessed to try these out.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

J Brand's New Dark Washes

J Brand's new dark washes arrived just in time for Autumn. They are called Nightwish and Dynamite.


I love the slim bootleg and the skinnys are always hot!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Raw Denim Bar Look Book

Take a peek at The Raw Denim Bar Look Book. I'm impressed.







Sunday, August 21, 2011

New J Brand Super Skinny Power Stretch Jeans

New J Brand Super Skinny Power Stretch Jeans

I just received an email postcard from J Brand jeans introducing their new super skinny jeans.
They claim that the jeans "countour your body, creating a flattering silhouette and a sexy state of mind."

Based on the pictures I tend to believe them. The jeans look awesome and I am a firm believer that a delicious fitting pair a jeans is an instant confidence booster.

Judge for yourself.





Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Amber Alert 8-16-2011

Amber Alert 8-16-2011

I don't usually do this but I was made aware of an Amber Alert issued by the PA State Police today and I decided to post it.

What could be more devastating than the abduction of your child? Probably nothing. So I decided to help even if it is in a small way.

PLease red the following and maybe we can help bring this little boy home to his family:

Pennsylvania Amber Alert


AMBER ALERT, 08/16/11, LAST SEEN 08/15/11 APPROX. 6 PM ON 53rd ST. N. OF PINE ST., PHILADELPHIA, KARYIM MUHAMMAD, BLACK NON-HISPANIC BOY, 5 YEARS OLD, 3' 40 LBS., BLK HAIR, BRN EYES, WEARING GRA POLO SHIRT, BLUE JEAN SHORTS, BLK SNEAKERS, ABDUCTED BY BLACK MALE, APPROX. 25 YEARS OLD, 5'8" 180 LBS., FULL MUSTACHE AND BEARD, WEARING BLK BASEBALL CAP, WHI SHIRT, BLK CARGO PANTS, BLK SHOES

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The Pennsylvania State Police has issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert for the Southwest Detective Division, Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia County.

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Philadelphia Police are searching for Karyim MUHAMMAD, a black non-hispanic boy, age 5, 3 feet tall, 40 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, wearing a gray polo shirt, blue jean shorts and black sneakers. He was abducted by a black male, approximately 25 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 180 pounds, with a full mustache and beard, wearing a black baseball cap, a white shirt, black cargo pants and black shoes. He was last seen being forcefully led away by the adult black male, travelling on foot, north on 53rd Street from Pine Street, at approximately 6 p.m. on 08/15/11.

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Anyone with information about the abduction should immediately contact the police by calling 911.



This has been an Amber Child Abduction Alert for the Philadelphia Police Department.




Pennsylvania State Police



Philadelphia County

Friday, July 29, 2011

Hot Denim Sale Alert!!

Hot Denim Sale Alert

Off 5th, Saks Fifth Avenue's outlet store, is having another sale but you have to act fast. The 40% off Premium Denim sale last for only two days. I just recieved this email last night. All of you designer clothing junkies should get on their email list if you're lucky enough to live a short distance from one of their outlet stores.

Here is a copy of the flyer they sent me:


They usually carry a large selection of brands, styles and sizes. Some of the brands include to names like Seven For All Mankind, Citizens, Paige, Rock and Republic and more.

Happy Shopping!

Muah


Friday, July 22, 2011

Cool Shoe Sale

One of my favorite places to save is having a sale on shoes!







Off 5th, Saks Fifth Avenue's outlet store is taking an extra 50% off all clearance shoes. Sounds like a great time to purchase some big name sandals that will carry you throught the remainder of the summer season and beyond.

I love a bargain. I purchased my very first pair of premium denim at Off Fifth. They were a pair of James Jeans and they cost me $40.00! TO this day I believe that they were my best fitting jeans ever.
Happy Shopping! 

Muah!!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy 4th Of July




I don't call it independance day because quite a few people lost their freedom after this country gained their independance but I had a wonderful holiday weekend just the same.

My family and I watched the firework presentation outside of Sesame Place. We didn't have the energy to venture downtown Philadelphia, fighting crowds and traffic. We instead sat among a fairly large group of mostly families on a stretch of grass across the way from the famed theme park and enjoyed their wonderful show that lit up the sky and excited us all.

My daughter cracked me up after the show was over and all that was left were the smoky clouds left behind by the firework display. She said to me in a very serious tone. "I enjoyed that but I kind of feel sorry for the sky."

Despite it's growing pains this young country it is filled with remarkable, giving and loving people of all colors and creeds who enjoy incredible freedoms. And when are backs are against the wall as they were after 9/11 we came out swinging and took care of each other and shed many tears for the innocent lives that were lost. That is the America that I love.

God Bless America.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Comparison Shopping The Easy Way

I was online searching for a pair of, reasonably priced, Seven jeans and the search had me a bit frustrated. I don't own a single pair of them because the few pairs that I tried on either were too expensive or did not flatter my figure as well as I had hoped they would but I decided that if the price was right I'd give Sevens another shot.

I happened on a comparison shopping site called Canada Post, Yes as in the our neighbors to the north, and I was surprised to find Seven jeans for as low as $63.00! I was excited because I could actually afford them and the the stores that carried them were in the U.S.

They are a pair of skinny stretch jeans and skinny's usually look great on me, especially in a dark wash.




Since I was also in the market for a pair of casual cargo shorts for my hubby, he's off for the summer and needs to learn how to relax, I figured I might as well search for them on the sight as well. It saved me from spending a mint on gas going from store to store looking for them.  I found the pair below and there were quite a few to choose from.


The site address is www.canadapost.ca/shopper/. It's a serious time saver.




Sunday, June 19, 2011

Summer Search For Hot Sandals

Summer Search For Hot Sandals

I saved my pennies all winter long in anticipation of splurging on some high end sandals this summer season. Prada, one of my favorite brands has always been out of reach for me because the prices were often just too steep but I paid a visit to Bluefly.com and they did not let me down. They offer plenty of items for women as well as men including sunglasses, handbags, dresses, denim and tops.

Their selection of sandals are off the chain and the styles are just about as hot as the temperatures outside, can you say sizzle?



There were plenty of Prada shoes to choose from including wedges, strappy sandals and kitten heels and they are available in gorgeous colors like teal, hazelnut, Navy and Fire (red orange). The prices are at least 20% off of the original retail prices which is great because, for me, paying full price is out of the question until my husband gets drafted into the NBA or I finally get discovered as being America's next top model. Did I hear a chuckle?
Anyway, you don't have to be a model to dress like one and if you are a savvy shopper you will discover the best places to find high end deals that us fashion obsessed but cash poor gals crave.





Bluefly literally has hundreds of designers to choose from including Christian Louboutin, Cole Haan, Gucci and Jimmy Choo but I'll have to save up for those next summer. 2011 is my Prada year.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Imperial Dragon Jeans


Imperial Dragon Jeans are the creation of designer Dawn Bennett of the Dawn Bennett Financial Group in Washington DC. She used her business acumen to bring her artistic vision to the fashion world.

The imperial dragons are hand painted and come in nine varieties including scarlet, oceanic blue and jade and there are only 6,000 pairs in the world and the gold bullion dragon is already sold out.

The jeans run 1250.00 a pop and some of the proceeds will benefit the They're Just Kids Foundation.

The jeans look amazing and Ms. Bennett chose a Super fierce Ubah Hassan to model them.



Thursday, May 5, 2011

Insane Paparazzi Boo Beyonce At Met Gala With The Real Video

Insane Paparazzi Boo Beyonce AT Met Gala

Beyonce attended the annual Met Gala with her galant hubby Jay Z and was booed by the insane Paparazzi that yelled out posing instructions and harassed her as she entered the event. Her Emilio Pucci gown was difficult to walk in and extended the duration of the ordeal.

I don't know how celebrities put up with these guys. They are Uber obnoxious. I might have committed a paparazzi murder right there in front of all those darn camaras.


The Met Gala

The Met Gala formally known as the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala Benefit which was held on Monday night May 2, 2011 was attended by Hollywood A listers and their favorite designers. This year the exhibit celebrated controversial genius designer Alexander McQueen who took his life last year.

Below are some of my favorite artists of the night!





Selma Hayek in Mcqueen

Keri Hison in Versace
Madonna in Stella McCartney

Gisele Bundchen in McQueen
Zoe Saldana in Calvin Klein
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Penelope Cruz in and with Oscar De la Renta


Rosie Huntington-Whitely in Burberry
                                                  
                                                         Blake Lively in Chanel Couture
Ciara in Prabal Gurung