Monday, April 30, 2012

The Fashionably Chic: Michelle Obama in Naeem Khan at the 2012 White House Correspondents Association Dinner

Fashionably Chic is an understatement! I love Michelle Obama for her impeccable style and beauty that comes from within. As one of my favorite chic fashion icons; you will see a lot of her here. Known for wearing the best in emerging designers, the first lady made a grand appearance wearing Naeem Khan at the 2012 White House Correspondents Association Dinner. Carla Amorim Aurora rose gold and orange sapphire hoop earrings, soft hair and makeup, and over sized cocktail ring completed the look. Stunning, gorgeous, radiant, chic!



The paisley organza gown is a modified version of a one shoulder look from the designer's 2011 fall collection.


images:Getty images

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Must Haves: High-Low Hemline Dresses

My goal for work attire is fashionable yet comfortable. My go to choice is usually a dress because its super easy one piece dressing in the morning. Grab some shoes, accessories, handbag, throw on a dress. Check! Out the door! Yesterday I wore a dress with a high-low hemline and recieved several compliments out and about and at work. Also referred to as asymmetrical, this style has been around for a few seasons and also making appearances for Fall 2012. So today I'm sharing a few pics you may enjoy!

I absolutely love everything about this dress!
image: Annabelle Fleur via Lookbook

DKNY Spring 2012. On trend with the fiery tangerine color. Love the shoes too!

DKNY Spring 2012

Just Cavalli Spring 2012. Perfect destination vacation look or summer guest at a wedding.

Check out some everyday versions for summer below!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Celebrity Chic: Solange in Stéphane Rolland Couture

Solange Knowles made an red carpet appearance at the  6th Annual DKMS Against Blood Cancer Gala with minimal to no makeup. Still a fashion beast; Solange looks fabulous in a stunning Stéphane Rolland Spring 2012 Couture Gown with sculptural detailed hips and gold plated waist accent. She also chose minimal accessories, just a gold cuff and rings and hair pulled back in a chic bun. I would like to think Solange is making a point with her scalled down look for the charitable event. I must admit without makeup her skin looks flawless, but perhaps a little color would have been a nice addition.

Is less more?

Next to Ashanti in full makeup, in my opinion she still looks good.
images: Theo Wargo/Getty


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Chic Reads: Beyonce named People Magazine's World's Most Beautiful 2012

Actress, 16 time Grammy winner, entertainer, wife and recently new mother Beyonce; has been named World's Most Beautiful 2012 by People Magazine. Beyonce is the second African American woman to recieve the honor; Halle Berry was the first in 2003. On being a new mom to Blue Ivy born in January; "I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth," she says. "I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a sense of purpose on this earth." 


Known as a style icon Beyonce looks stunning poolside in a turquoise and diamond Lorraine Schwartz necklace and Marchesa gown.

image Jean Baptiste Mondino

The necklace first seen worn by Heide Klum at the 2012 Golden Globe awards, looks equally fabulous on Bey. Notice its worn almost backward, and the opposite view is just as remarkable as the front!

image Gilbert Flores

The ladies at Marchesa are synonymous for the very best in super glamorous and opulent evening gowns. Some looks from the RTW Spring 2012 collection:

images Marcio Madiera

Others to make the covetable list include Christina Hendricks, Michelle Williams, Paula Patton and Miranda Lambert. The special double issue hits newstands Friday April 27th.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Must Haves: Chic Shades

Sunglass Trends:  Spring/Summer 2012

Round Frames
Beyonce wearing The Row Linda Farrow Round Frames

Gucci Oversize Round Purple/Acetate Frames

Square Frames

Tom Ford Niko Sunglasses

Roberto Cavalli Rose Golden Square Frames

Colored Frames

Ray Ban Wayfarer

Friday, April 20, 2012

Chic Reads: Liya Kebede in Harper's Bazaar Spain May 2012

Ethiopian born super model, actress, designer and philantropist Liya Kebede,  graces the cover of the Harper's Bazaar's Spain May 2012 issue. The issue hits newstands today. For the cover, Liya wears Gucci, from the Cruise 2012 Collection. Simply stunning, simply chic.
Images by Txema Yeste

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Trending: Fairy Tale Dreams, Spring Shoes

I have this plaque in my closet:

This season's shoe offerings are worth asking your fairy Godmother or father for!

Jimmy Choo Siskin from the Nude and Black Collection $895. Classic Mary Jane style in popular nude with a twist.

Manolo Blanik Butterfly printed pump $655. Remember Carrie's favorite? A pump is always a sexy go to choice. This one works great with the spring pastel trend. Perfect accent to solids.

Stuart Weitzman Capsize in Salad $375. Affordably priced; can be worn for work and play. It comes in three colors, but the salad aniline is my favorite. On trend in a mint color popular this season. I love the stacked heel, comfortable for walking!

Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Colorblocked Platform $1150. Honestly I could have posted the entire Zanotti collection, amazing design!(maybe later). I love the vivid color and height of this shoe. Nicki Minaj also looks great in a striped Nanette Lepore spring 2012 dress.

Christian Louboutin Summerissima crisscross platform sandal $995. The lovely Lala Anthony shows us how to dress them up and down. In a Givenchy dress, and strolling NYC in Joseph Staten Tapered Silk Georgette pants with a layered leopard print blouse.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Inspiration Board: The Color Purple

I recently purchased a home and am in the process of decorating and making it my own. I decided on a neutral color palette infused with metallics and purple as an accent color. The color purple has always been associated with regal-ness, luxury, glamour, and can be both feminine and masculine. Purples, plums,and lavenders create a sense of calm when paired with other calming colors such as creme, tan, brown, gray and white. Today I'm sharing some images from my inspiration board and hope they also inspire you!


Monday, April 16, 2012

Missoni Converse Collection 2012

Luxury Italian knitwear designer Missoni, has collaborated with Converse for its latest limited edition classic Chuck Taylor sneaker. Officially launched April 14th, the sneaker features Missoni's signature zig-zag pattern and is offered in 3 chic for spring colors: green/white/metallic, tan/white/gold and navy/blue/white.

Retailing for $200, the kicks can be purchased at Missoni, Fred Segal stores, and A must have for sneaker aficionado's and collectors!