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 -  - Punk rock pants $24 - Topshop black platform boots $60 - RED Valentino black bangle $220 - - Silver square earrings $87 - Two finger knuckle ring $3.99 - LES ART ISTS black cap $52 - Manic Panic purple lipstick $9.99

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, 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. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
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.

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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!  

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Shiona is super gangster clad in this black and white ensemble.  Wearing a scarf over her mouth while sporting a girly outfit screams swag!  

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Her casual and classy combinations are on point.  Shiona makes this statement t-shirt look chic. 

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

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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.  

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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.  

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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?