Friday, June 30, 2006

Style Spotlight: Rachel Roy

For those who don't know, and I just found out myself, Rachel Roy is Damon Dash's girlfriend/ significant other/ baby momma. Anyway, she's quite the fashionista, i've seen a few pics of her looking fantastic recently... this pic was taken at the Revlon launch of its new fragrance “Flair” in New York, May 22nd, 2006. Oh and did you know she recently started a fashion label? I suspect this outfit is one of her own designs (the bag is the infamous Chloe Silverado). For more info on her clothing line check out

Take a Bow!

Jessica Alba makes an appearance on MTV's Total Request Live at MTV Studios.
Nicole Richie attends Maxim's 2005 Super Bowl Party on in Jacksonville, Florida.
Kristin Cavalleri poses during the grand opening party for the Levi's Store at the Fashion Show Mall February 16, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
I really want a top in this style, I think the bow looks so classy. I'm going to look over the weekend for stores that carry this style - if anyone has any suggestions let me know!

Do It Yourself...

Left: Joie, Carbon Egypt Tank Top, $163.00
Right: Robert Rodriguez, Hand Crochet Tie Front Jacket in White, $319.00 - they're joking right?!

Okay so I did little online 'research' and found these two cute tops from Yes they're freakin' expensive, but oh so cute! I can't afford them so i'll continue with my weekend pursuit for a ribbon tie top like Kristin Cavalleri's below. Failing that, i'll just buy some ribbon from my local fabric store, wrap it around an existing shirt and call it a day!!

It's all about Comfort...

Kerry Washington at the Nanette Lepore Spring 2006 fashion show during Olympus Fashion Week
Rachel Bilson and boyfriend Adam Brody candid in LA
Mischa Barton attends event in LA.

Don't get me wrong, I love heels but sometimes you need a break or maybe you just want to make a style statement - in either case flat shoes are perfect! At an event where most of the ladies will undoubtedly be wearing pumps or sandals it's always interesting to see someone dare to go flat... Flats also make a great alternative to sneakers in the day; above are my picks of the best flat shoes on sale right now.
Note: Kerry Washington's dress is by designer Nanette Lepore, for more info contact stores @ 212 219 8265

Fabulous Flats!

'Dacey' linen peep-toe ballet flat, Color: Zebra print, $34.99, Banana Republic
'Luv my flat' foldable flat with bow, $49.00, Nine West
Dondy, $19.95, Aldo
Bassah $49.98 & Persuade $59.95, both by Steve Madden
Arturo Chiang "Jola" Embellished Flat, $98.00 & Cole Haan G Series "Shanghai" Woven Flat, $155.00 both available at

These are some really cute flats, who says you should only wear heels to feel dressed up? My favorite pair are the ones up top. The Zebra print and ballerina ribbon make this shoe perfect for jeans and skirts and at just $34.99, you really can't go wrong!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Get it in Print!

Goapele is one of my ipod staples but her music is only half of the reason why I admire her; I also love her image... Here are three print skirts I found on which I think are very Goapele-esque! This site has loads of other cool stuff, it's a little pricey but you ladies out there who are working can handle it ;)

Left: Rebecca Taylor, Origami Skirt, $284.00
Middle: Lauren Moffatt, Printed Cotton Voile Skirt, $160.30
Right: Juicy Couture, Double Ruffle Voile Skirt, $278.00

Style Spotlight: Sanaa Lathan

Sanaa Lathan looked fabulous in this Nina Ricci dress she wore to attend the Nina Ricci Fall 2006 Collection fashion show benefiting The Rape Foundation at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills, on April 26, 2006. I can't find out who designed her shoes so if anyone knows let me know... Gabrielle Union also wore a similar Nina Ricci dress to the same event, then they were both seen later that evening at the US Weekly party and why not, the dress is too fabulous to waste on just one party!

Learn more about Nina Ricci @

Still Doing Dublin...

Lindsay Lohan wears hers to Motorola's 5th Anniversary Party Benefiting Toys for Tots in 2003.
Kate Beckinsale relaxes in her pair while picking her kids from school.
Jessica Alba wears hers to the Teen Choice Award in 2005.

Celebrities are still rocking the Miss Sixty 'Dublin' style jeans even though skinny jeans are all the rage. I have a pair but they're plain, that is they lack any pockets or detailing... I tried in vain to get the cargo style initially (pictured above) but couldn't find them so settled for the slight variation! What I love most about these pants is that I can wear them with pointy boots or flip flops, only problem is they are quite thick so wearing them in the summer can be uncomfortable.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Kate Moss

The eternally stylish Kate Moss gets it right again with this red, polka dot dress. I've always wondered where her daughter is when they take these candid photos, we never see them together but I digress! Anyway, this dress is a salute to the 50's with its retro cut and color... note the black leather belt Kate adds to give the look a modern twist!

See above entry to see how to recreate Kate's look :)

Steal Kate's Style...

The red dress Kate is wearing below my not work on my skin complexion (or maybe i'm a little afraid of red!,) so I found a flattering black polka dot dress instead. The Bowtie Polka, from Forever 21, is just $27.80 and a great variation of the original. Team with this deep brown leather belt from Steve Madden (W-cinch $50.00) and these gold leather shoes by Nine West (Offlane $49.99)

UK ladies get the exact dress for just £35.00 from (direct link below).

On Target!

Target have their own version of the Cholé Python Silverado bag that costs just $16.99! Now while it's not the same as having a designer bag it comes pretty close in terms of detailing. So if you're a fashionable lady on a not-so-friendly budget, this is the way to go... Don't say I don't do anything for ya!

Chloé Python Silverado Bag

Gabrielle Union wore her green one to the 'Crash' premiere
Nicole Richie wears hers to run errands
The Chloé Python Silverado Bag

This is one of the bags du jour; it's the Chloé Silverado bag which came out in 2004 but is still hot today. Most celebrities have the python skin, medium sized version of this bag but in comes in large too... Prices can run up to $2000, but good ol' ebay has several of these bags on sale for as low as $140!! To find them just do a search on ebay using keyword 'Chloé Silverado bag.'

Style Spotlight: Nicole Richie

Granted Nicole Richie needs to eat a few sandwiches, but no one can deny the way she's really improved her sense of style.... gone are the multi-colored dreads, mismatched outfits and ill-fitting clothes. Here is one of her many casual outfits that I adore. Her shirt is designed by Argentinean designer Jessica Trosman. Trosman used to work on a clothing line with partner Martin Churba but now she's gone solo, check out her website @

Embelished Top: Trosman
Jeans: Paper Denim & Cloth
Bag: Balenciaga
Flip Flops: Havaianas

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The Sweetface Babydoll

Jennifer Lopez's clothing line, Sweetface has a very pretty babydoll dress from their last collection. Both JLO and Gisele have worn it on the red carpet. Jennifer wore it to the Macy’s Passport Gala in 2005, while model Gisele Bundchen wore it to the unveiling of the Spring/Summer 2006 Vogue Eyewear Collection and Ad Campaign at Eyebeam Atelier. This dress is very pretty, but alas no pockets :( I might wear this over jeans in the day, although it looks like it may be a little to long to pull that off...

Check out JLO's clothing line @

I found another dress by Brazilian designer Lila Colzani, for her fashion house Colcci, based in Rio de Janeiro. Worn in the picture by Gisele, the dress is from Colcci's current Spring/Summer collection - and yes it has pockets!!
Note: Designer Narciso Rodriguez is also known for adding pockets to his evening dresses.

Monday, June 26, 2006

The Babydoll Dress Redefined...

Ever since I saw Chloe Dao’s winning collection on Project Runway, I’ve been trying to find a similar babydoll dress (left). For those of you who watched the show you’ll remember that this dress was the 13th piece that each contestant had to make in the final 12 hours before the runway show. I absolutely love it! I especially love the attitude you can give when wearing dresses with pockets… Speaking of Chloe, if you’re wondering what she’s been up to since she won, she’s just about to show her latest collection in her hometown of Houston. Details below...

Date: Wednesday, June 28th, 2006
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: The Art Institute of Houston, 1900 York town (between Westheimer and San Felipe)

RSVP Online at
Enter Promotional Code "Chloe"

For more details or to check out her website @

Get Shorty!!

Jennifer Aniston leaves the Ed Sullivan Theater after a taping of the "Late Show with David Letterman" May 24, 2006 in New York City – Jennifer loves wearing black and why not? It works! This outfit is would be perfect for a first date or cocktails with the girls!
Christina Aguilera in Soho New York Sat Jun 24, 2006 – These denim shorts are too cute and when teamed with heels take the look from daytime casual to nighttime fun.
Beyonce arrives at Nice Airport for Cannes Film Festival looking positively chic in these light shorts and sandals.
Model Karolina Kurkova at the VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards After-Party – Karolina was away ahead of the fashion pack when she wore these shorts in 2002!

I'm thinking about buying some cute shorts, but I need to hurry up and get them before summer ends! I love the look; it's classy and unique - I think shorts are more sophisticated than a skirt of the same length. I especially like how you can dress them up or down as demonstrated by the ladies above. Scroll up for where to buy similar shorts…

Short 'n' Sweet...

Hop shorts, $58.00, French Connection
Merchant shorts, $68.00, French Connection
The first two shorts are by French Connection. French Connection’s prices are a little steep, especially considering the amount of material used to make these shorts, but their quality is always top-knotch! Forever 21 have some great items at really reasonable prices. On their website they have a whole section dedicated to these shorts, the three above are my picks from the bunch!

1. Pleated Waist Tie Short, $19.80, Forever 21
2. Belted Stripe Short, $17.80, Forever 21
3. Button Accented Short, $19.80, Forever 21

I’ll be wearing these shorts with either heels or flats or perhaps I’ll wear my flip-flops in the day and whip out my pumps to take me through to the evening… it’s all about versatility ladies!!

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross is so stylish! I don't think she gets the recognition she deserves, both as an actress and as a style icon. Here's a picture of her taken in February of this year, she's wearing a gorgeous green dress with snakeskin shoes and a rather big, black clutch bag! She was attending the G.O.O.D Music "Heavenly" Grammy After Party held at The Lot Studios in Los Angeles, California.

See above for details on how to steal her style...

Steal Tracee's Style...

Bella Bow Tie Dress in green, $27.80, Forever 21
Sacha London available at Bloomingdales for $169.00

To recreate Tracee's style (below) try the Bella Bow Tie Dress in green ($27.80) by Forever 21. I love these shoes by Sacha London available at Bloomingdales for $169.00. For the purse I found this simple leather black clutch, with optional strap, by Girogio Armani. The website has it on sale for $208. Direct link:
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