Monday, August 10, 2015

No Basics Brunch - Harlem, NY


Harlem was jumping this past Saturday with good vibes and flavorful fashion!  The No Basics Brunch at the Corner Social was the place to be, and we got the photos to prove it.  Check them out! 




Yes, Fashion Director/Designer and Beyonce's stylist was in the place; Mr. Ty Hunter himself!  


The jazzy Deejay Olivia Dope is a beast on the board! Polka dots are so darling on her, aren't they? 


Coco and Breezy of Coco and Breezy Eyewear.






Saturday, June 20, 2015

Back to the Basics






Sometimes basic fashion is enough.  Tossing the heels, excessive jewelry, and all the other girlie elements that create a flamboyant outfit feels good every now and then.  Ladies, we can be comfortable and chic at the same time, and not adding all of those extras to every outfit is okay!     



A pair of classic tennis shoes like these Adidas can do wonders if added to your wardrobe. They can be matched up with dresses (as seen in the pictures), shorts, leggings, jeans, skirts, etc.  They are comfortable,
which makes for a good pair of shoes, and subtle which makes them a perfect match with almost any outfit.      






 The next time you are wondering what to wear to that event in the park, second date, or day party; think "back to the basics" and kill 'em softly.  





Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Style Crush - Ellen V. Lora


There is a huge difference between fashion and style.  Actress and model Lauren Hutton said it best, “Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers.  And style is what you choose.”  Well Lauren Hutton must have rolled upon our style crush’s Instagram page or blog when she spoke that truth because Ellen V. Lora definitely has style.

While perusing through Ellen’s photos on her blog, our mouths hung open in awe.  Ellen knows how to put simple threads together to create fashionable ensembles.  Her style is versatile with a bit of a hippie twist.  Ellen’s go-to pieces include her clunky heels, monochromatic tones, and wide-brimmed black hats.  All of Ellen’s looks shine in some aspect, but we managed to choose six of our favorites that stand out.  We also offer suggestions on where to sport these looks.  Check it out below. 
Stand out at your next club outing in all white; even during the winter months.  Add some black heels and a black wide-brimmed hat, and you have created the ultimate sleek, white look.  We are always here for a two piece outfit and this frilly number is simple yet bold.   

 
The 90’s were the ultimate fashion years in our opinion, and Ellen nailed this throwback, schoolgirl look. The overall shorts worn with one shoulder on and one off is classic.  Adding the crop top, hat, and clunky tennis took it all the way to the 90s era.  Wear this look to the mall or on a sunny afternoon while chilling with your besties.
 
 
Mixing sporty with casual has to be done strategically, and of course Ellen got it right.  We love this look because it is not the norm.  Most fashion girls would have chosen tennis shoes to complete this outfit, but not Ellen.  She topped this outfit off with some casual booties and called it a day: genius fashion move!  If you are daring, throw this outfit on at a get-together or social event.  If you are self-conscious about wearing the sports-bra by itself, throw a black blazer on to create an even more sporty-casual vibe. 
 
 
White jeans and white shirts worn together never get old.  It is the coolest look to pull off.  Ellen created a rocker-chic style with this look by adding a biker jacket, black boot-shoes, and a red lip.  Got a fashion event to attend?  Recreate this outfit for that event, and we are more than sure that you will be sitting front row! 
 
 
Wearing a men’s button-down shirt as a dress never looked so good!  Ellen transformed this masculine frock into a feminine, fashion frenzy just by rolling up the sleeves and adding some sexy boots.  Make your girlfriends green with envy by wearing this to your next “girl’s night out” event.
As shown by Ellen, fashion does not have to be complex; it just has to be you and what you choose.  To get an even larger dose of Ellen’s style, check her Instagram page out (@ellenvlora) or visit her blog at www.rocafox.com. 



Friday, May 1, 2015

Kelly Rowland Deserves the Fashion Crown!



We don’t think you’re ready for Miss Kelly!  Since her days of being a member of the successful R&B girl group - Destiny’s Child, Kelly has grown into her own fierce woman.  Now days, she is embracing her beauty, motherhood, and her keen fashion sense, and we are in love with every minute of it!
From spicing up tomboy looks to killing the social scene in an ankle-length fur, Kelly holds nothing back when it comes to styling.  She possesses the type of body that designers hunt for to display their clothes.  Everything fits her so well and drapes effortlessly on her shape. 
If you haven’t gotten on the Kelly Rowland bandwagon by now, let’s us sway you in her direction with some looks that we are sure will make you praise the fashion gods.  Check them out below. 


Photo Credit. Retrieved March 12, 2015. Instagram/KellyRowland

It seems as if Kelly was saying this in her mind while she was smiling, “Yup, I’m definitely slaying without even trying and oh, have you checked out my shoes?”  This easygoing look is on point.  A t-shirt and distressed jeans make a cool outfit in itself, but adding a blue, leather biker jacket and silver, ankle-cuffed stilettos take this whole ensemble to a banging level. 


Photo Credit. Retrieved March 12, 2015. Instagram/KellyRowland


Super Fly has nothing on Miss Kelly!  If you have ever needed a definition of a “bad chick,” just reference the picture above.  Kelly is crushing with this layered coat look.  The black on grey breaks up the monotony of the whole look and gives it a sleek, June Ambrose (Google her) vibe.  Kelly reigns!   
Peep out some more of Kelly’s astonishing looks below.  Let us know which one is your favorite and why.


Photo Credit. Retrieved March 12, 2015. Instagram/lastnitelooks

 







     


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Rihanna at Coachella 2015



When we think of Coachella, we usually think about free-spirited people gathered in an open, grassy field swaying to live, boisterous music. We also envision half-dressed women trying to emulate their best hippie look, food and alcohol galore, and tons of warm weather.  With this being our perfect Coachella image, you can almost imagine our astonishment when Rihanna rolled up on the Coachella scene decked out in the outfits below.  She completely went against our Coachella vision and reminded us once again why she is the Queen of Style.    

While her outfit choices may have been a bit eccentric, Rihanna is one of the few celebrities who can get away with fall fashion during festival season.  

Let’s try and wrap our heads around Rihanna’s bizarre, fashion choices featured below.  





Here Rihanna is spotted in a sleek, black summer dress, pink Doc Martens featuring orange flowers, and a purple, floor length fur from Marques Almeida’s Fall 2015 collection.  This is a look that makes us go hmmmmm but it’s so Rihanna.  Normalcy isn’t her mode of operation when it comes to fashion, and this outfit definitely supports that.    



Prints are in and our girl Rihanna took this trend to heart at Coachella this year.  While grooving to Drake’s performance, the Bad Gal sported a KTX Fall 2015 Printed Poncho and matching leggings and a pair of Balenciaga Unit Leather Biker Ankle Boots.  Underneath her poncho was a breast plate (she obviously takes tribal to another level).  Her other accessories included a nose ring, statement rings and bracelets. 

Now if you are liberated and bold like our Barbadian Boo Rihanna, then we have recreated one of her Coachella 2015 looks for you to sport to your hometown festival.  Check it out below.


County Of Milan fringe poncho $495 - farfetch.com  - Punk rock pants $24 maykool.com - Topshop black platform boots $60 nordstromrack.com - RED Valentino black bangle $220 - farfetch.com - Silver square earrings $87 overstock.com - Two finger knuckle ring $3.99 amazon.com - LES ART ISTS black cap $52 tessabit.com - Manic Panic purple lipstick $9.99 bluebanana.com

Are you feeling Rihanna’s Coachella 2015 looks?  Are you bold enough to wear one of these outfits to your hometown festival? 




Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Style Crush: Shiona Turini


"In college, during a summer internship, I took my first paycheck, walked into Versace and bought a pair of nude leather mules. I didn’t have money for food for two weeks and I was completely at peace with that."  This ladies, was spoken by the Fashion Guru herself; Shiona Turini.

Shiona Turini, former Fashion Market Director for Cosmopolitan, eats, breathes, and is fashion.  She understands the depths of the art and makes it come together to create masterpieces.  Shiona has held several positions in the fashion industry including working right alongside fashion greats like American fashion designer Tom Ford and Carine Roitfeld, former editor-in-chief of Vouge Paris and founder and editor-in-chief of the CR Fashion Book. 

In a recent article with www.thecoveteur.com, Shiona reveals some of her fashion favorites such as Alaïa and admits that she would love to trade closets with Diana Ross, Josephine Baker, and Grace Jones.  Shiona also admits that most of her fashion purchases are crazy, and she uses some of her finds as décor for her pad (she’s such a fashionable Michelangelo).  Check out her Balenciaga shoes strategically planted on her bookshelf below.    



Photo Credit. Thecoveteur.com. Retrieved January 8, 2015. http://www.thecoveteur.com/shiona-turini-fashion-market-director-cosmopolitan/
Shiona Turini is currently shutting the fashion game down.  If you still have not figured out the true definition of style by now, we have six lessons below that will school you and have you up-to-par.



Photo Courtesy of Instagram - @shionat

Shiona is the queen of crop tops, and she knows how to wear them.  For instance, pairing a simple black, crop top with a studded leather midi skirt is so necessary!  



Photo Courtesy of Instagram - @shionat
Shiona is super gangster clad in this black and white ensemble.  Wearing a scarf over her mouth while sporting a girly outfit screams swag!  



Photo Courtesy of Instagram - @shionat
Her casual and classy combinations are on point.  Shiona makes this statement t-shirt look chic. 







Photo Courtesy of Instagram - @shionat

This coat will make us slap an old lady!  It is so Parisian; high-fashion at its best!





Photo Courtesy of Instagram - @shionat

Sometimes too much leopard will make you say hmmmmm, but not on Shiona.  She makes leopard on leopard look stylish.  Choosing gold pumps instead of black ones for this ensemble was genius.  It breaks up the monotony of the leopard.  



Photo Courtesy of Instagram - @shionat
Shiona can hang with the boys and still look feminine.  This tuxedo dress is fabulous.  It is a different look from the regular cocktail dresses and it screams “boss!”  Every girl should own one.  



Photo Courtesy of Instagram - @shionat
Oh and she hangs with Solange (see Shiona in the blue).  Whoever hangs with Solange is a fashion beast!  
To check out more of Shiona’s looks, visit her Instagram page @shionat. 
Are you feeling Shiona’s style?  What is your favorite piece from the looks above?