Thursday, May 31, 2007

When in Rome…

Gabrielle Union attending the Playstation Oasis during Super Bowl XLI weekend at the Raleigh Hotel February 2, 2007 Miami, Florida.
Top: Alloa, $89.99,; French Twist, $38,; Tena, $29.99,
Middle 1: Michael Kors “Gavi” Conac Sandal, $130,; Via Spiga “Glaza” Sandal, $109,; Enzo Angiolini “Marseille” Sandal $92.95,
Middle 2: Franco Sarto “Kyra” Sandal, $59.90,; Gladiator Sandal, $29.50,; Glaze Sandal,
Bottom: Nice Touch, $29.99,; Ankle Wrap Sandal, $34,; Benefit 22b Sandal, $12.99,

Picture walking along the streets of Rome on your way to the imposing Colosseum or taking a leisurely gondola ride along a canal in Venice. Are you thinking what I’m thinking?... You need the perfect pair of sandals! I’ve been on a mission to locate the perfect Romanesque sandal, reminiscent of the footwear gladiators used to wear in battle but don’t worry, you won’t be doing any fighting in these wonderful creations. Make like Ms. Union and let your ancient Roman-style sandals do all the talking. Just make sure your toes are perfectly polished, these sandals leave nothing to the imagination!

Note: Also check out these Chain Sandals from at jus$29.50!

Saturday, May 26, 2007


Theresa Michelle and Kelli Marie of AquaPoni.
Above and below are the unique and colorful pieces from AquaPoni’s line (also see slideshow below).
Atlanta natives may be up on these two designers but the rest of the world may still be in the dark. Fear not, in my ongoing quest to bring to you emerging talent I present the delectable AquaPoni (well actually, I have to thank Ashley for this one ;). Theresa Michelle and Kelli Marie hail from Los Angeles but the pair have brought their Californian perspective to the South. Think vintage inspired hoodies, retro prints and eclectic fabrics – there’s something for everyone. The duo describe their design aesthetic as follows:

“Providing a fresh melee of rare vintage and repurposed clothing, ethnic jewelry and Boho-chic accessories, and undeniable couture style, AquaPonis unique selection affords reasonable prices for the most high-end shopper to the fashionista on a budget. We want to attract eclectic customers who aren’t afraid to stray far from the norm; people who can actually appreciate one-of-a-kind pieces.”

The line is currently available via boutiques throughout Atlanta, specifically Bombay Gal, P. Valentine, Urban Fusion and Pieces of Adrene. Visit and their MySpace page for more info.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Patrick Robinson for Target…

Designer Patrick Robinson.
Looks from Patrick Robinson’s line for Target.

Be sure to support a young, black designer and check out Patrick Robinson’s one-off collection for Target. The line is in stores now and you can view some of his pieces here. According to a press release from Target’s web site:

“Robinson started his fashion career at the age of 14, creating surfer clothes for friends in Southern California. Taking his fashion aspirations to the East Coast, Robinson graduated from Parsons School of Design in NewYork and went on to design for some of the most recognized names in the industry including Giorgio Armani, Anne Klein, Perry Ellis and Paco Rabanne. Robinson's modern take on classic silhouettes has won him praise among the fashion elite. He has been a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America since 1994 and was voted one of Vogue's 100 rising stars in 1996.”

Clothes range from $12.99 to $44.99 so the line doesn’t hurt the purse strings! His collection of women’ fashion and accessories will be available starting July 15th, 2007.

Note: See Proenza Schouler’s line for Target which is still available if I’m not mistaken.

Friday, May 18, 2007

We Like Short Shorts!

Kimora Lee Simmons hosts the Baby Phat Spring 2007 Dinner during Olympus Fashion Week September 8, 2006 in New York City.
Grecian Goddess: Linien Jumpsuit, $24.80,; Modus Rio Wide Leather Belt, $84,; Matt Bernson Distressed Leather Love Sandal, $99; Ananas Nicky Bag, $399,; Feather Drop Earrings, $18,; Grecian Cuff, $6.80,
Bright Delight: Women's Crochet Button Camis, $19.50,; Solid Ribbed Cuffed Short, $19.50,; Hatay Sandal, $100,; Button Down Gold Bag, $36,; Seashore Necklace, $7.80,; Vintage Ring, $3.80,
Springtime Girlie: Belted Scoop Neck Top, $19.99,; Crochet Bermuda Short, $22.80,; Leslie Wedge, $16.99,; Striped Denim Drawstring Bag, $68,; Wide Bangle in Silver, $12.99,; 5” Stripe Ribbon Headband, $4,

At the first sign of sunshine ladies across the globe run to their favorite pedicurist and get their toes perfectly polished. Rightly so since they’ve been in hibernation for the last five or so months. Now that our pretty feet are enjoying the sun’s rays what do we do with the rest of our legs? I say get a good all-over body massage and show them off in shorts. Whether you opt for this season’s brights or classic neutrals, brandish your legs with pride. If you have cellulite that you don’t want to impose on the world make Bermuda shorts your new friend this summer. And remember, the higher the shoe the better. ;)

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Color Block…

Beyonce arriving at Melbourne Airport on April 25, 2007 in Australia.
Maggie Betts with Rachel Roy, in Diane von Furstenberg at the Environmental Lecture and Luncheon at the Museum of Natural History.
Rashida Jones arriving at the 2005 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood, California.
Rihanna arrives at the 20th Annual Kid's Choice Awards held at the UCLA Pauley Pavilion on March 31, 2007 in Westwood, California.

Now is as good a time as any to confront your natural aversion to bright colors. I know it may seem a little frightening to wear luminous yellow or hot pink in the evening (never mind at work) but trust me, it is possible. Why not wear a bright coat over neutrals to ease you into the trend like Ms. Roy or invest in stand-out accessories like a clutch bag or statement earrings. If you’re up to the challenge then make like Beyonce and wear color with pride during the daylight hours. Leave the leopard print bag at home though ;)

My Picks!

Left to right: Payne Print Silk by Diane von Furstenberg, $425,; Color Block Surplice Dress, $39,; Thick Strap Print Sun Dress, $70,; Santa Maria Dress by Nanette Lepore, $445.76,
Left to right: Cotton Sundress, $28.99,; Gold Chain Sheath Dress, $24.50,; Zig Zag Sweater Dress$, $22.80,; Fourtys Mix Print Three Quarter Sleeve Mod Dress, $178,

Charlotte Russe are really stepping up their game. They’ve redesigned their site to make it easier to navigate through their enticing designs.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Unsung Designers

Since is slowly slipping into oblivion, you may be on the search for a new source of untapped designer talent. Let me poke you in the right direction. Head to for one-off pieces from up-and-coming talent, in fact, Project Runway’s Kara Janx (season 2) started off by selling her clothes via the D.C. based business. The online store has recently taken its idea from the virtual world into the real world. Now open on the first Saturday of every month, fashionista’s in the DC metro area can browse through their rails at the location below. Just look for the inconspicuous pink door in an alley between Felix and New Orleans cafe in Adams Morgan… no seriously!

Unsung Designers
2412 18th Street NW
Rear Door A
DC 20009

Store inquiries: 202 2341788
Left to right: Blue Hawaii Dress by Mignonette, $145; Little Black Dress by Mignonette, $225; Tweed Foldover Coat by Gina Michele, $148 all available on

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Té Casan

Above: Té Casan’s New York Boutique
Shoes: 1. Raised-seam heel, by Manuela Filipovic, $265. 2. Chain-mail heel, by Gaetano Perrone, $725. 3. Grosgrain bow pump, by Gianluca Soldi, $285. 4. Art Deco hells, by Manuela Filipovic, $325. 5. Evening shoe, by Fay.B, $255. 6. Satin bow slingback, by Gianluca Soldi, $275. 7. Stretch bootie, by Zoe Lee, $315. 8. Satin bow mule, by Gianluca Soldi, $250.
Above: Inside Té Casan

What’s 5,500 square feet, has seven fresh designs each week and houses protégés of Alexander McQueen, Versace, Dries Van Noten, and Vivienne Westwood? Té Casan (A Woman's Path), the shoe store of dreams, recently with an ambitious manifesto. Seven young designers from big-name design studios have been recruited to design unique shoes exclusively for the boutique. Each designer is expected to come up with a new design each week! Israeli mogul, Yaron Kopel is the money behind the project and he intends to open 50 more Té Casans over the next five years. Visit them if your in NYC or click here.

Te Casan
382 West Broadway,
New York,
NY 10012

Store Inquiries: 212 584 8000

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Thanks for being patient with me! While on my hiatus I received an email from a new accessories online store called Their stuff is quite cute and affordable. The bracelet section is full of charmbracelets – this season’s must-have accessory. Also pay attention to their belts, this one in particular caught my eye.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...