Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Check out a few of the charm bracelets selected below ...
Juicy Couture - Holiday Themed Charm Bracelet, $152, www.eluxury.com
Betsey Johnson - Romantic Mixed Stretch Charm Bracelet, $55, www.nordstrom.com
Coach - Daphne Charm Bracelet, $198, www.coach.com
Forever 21 - Impress Charm Bracelet, $7.60, www.forever21.com
Bebe - I Love Bebe Charm Bracelet, $39, www.bebe.com
Marley B Parker Charm Bracelet, $35, www.karmaloop.com
StyleNote:Pre-Selling until 12/3/2008... Please be advised all orders consisting of this item will not ship until this date
Track: Classic Dipset Joint
Cameo: Mike Epps is f-ing Reeeeeeetttttttarrrrrded!!!!
As Reported by Footwearnews.com: Next year is the 60th anniversary of Adidas’ now-iconic three stripes design, and to mark the occasion, the Herzogenaurach, Germany-based athletic company has launched the largest global campaign ever for its Adidas Originals brand.
Called “Celebrate Originality,” the campaign launched Tuesday with a 30-second and 60-second commercial spot here in the U.S.; the full campaign, including a 2-minute spot, will launch worldwide in January.
“Celebrate Originality” incorporates television, print and digital elements, along with retail and event marketing. The campaign will feature celebrities from the fashion, music and sports world against the backdrop of a house party, including Katy Perry, the Ting Tings, Method Man, Missy Elliot, Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC, Kevin Garnett, David Beckham and Jeremy Scott.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Now I can't speak for the masses, but I am ... anti-House of Dereon, until now. What a major step up from the previous designs, kudos Mama Tina! Or, does the credit go to Beyonce aka Sasha Fierce because these Dereon Snakeskin Booties are M-E-A-N. Retail priced at $105 these 4.5" pumps are quite qualified for tippin' out for the season.
~Pure Hauteness x10~
Hometown: Dakar, Senegal
Bloodline: Father is Senegalese pop singer Youssou N’Dour (who was described by Rolling Stone in 2004 as “perhaps the most famous singer alive” in Africa).
Education: Dakar French High School, where she’s studying economics.
Wearing: Franck Sorbier
Escort: Papou Ndiaye, friend of her older brother, Biran.
Role model: N’Dour flew to Sorbier’s Paris showroom with her father and brother in tow to select her dress. While there, she realized that her aunt had been a model for the designer years earlier.
As reported by WWD.com: Call it the Super Bowl of debutante balls. The Bal Crillon des Debutantes — held annually at Paris’ stately Hôtel de Crillon — brings together the daughters of heavy hitters from the worlds of politics, entertainment, art and fashion.
If you're a fan of MTV's The Hills, this is the same ball that Whitney and Lauren assisted in Paris. With careful research, I've found that every other year (or two) there's a brown baby selected and this particular year it's Sokhna N’Dour, daughter of famous pop singer Youssou N'Dour (click link to listen to his music).
Each year a number of lucky heiress' are handpicked to be presented unto the world as women ... very well-off young women, lol. Decked out in couture by Valentino, J. Mendel, Oscar de la Renta, Chanel, Alexander McQueen and Franck Sorbier, to name a few. Did I forget to mention, the 'Royal Family' perks they recieve?
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H&M is proud to announce that the next guest designer will be Matthew Williamson, the British designer whose colour-drenched collections always carry the promise of the sun. Starting with an exclusive women’s fashion range at selected stores April 23, then continuing with the perfect men’s and women’s pieces for Summer available from mid-May in all H&M stores world wide. In an exclusive for H&M, Williamson will debut his first ever menswear pieces.
“It is an incredible opportunity to be working with H&M, creating a ‘Matthew Williamson for H&M’ capsule collection. I love the fact that H&M have created a new phenomenon in fashion through the pioneering concept of collaborating with high-end designers to create one-off limited edition capsule collections. I am thrilled that my creations for H&M will be accessible to and hopefully enjoyed by so many people around the world,“ says Matthew Williamson.
“Matthew has such a good eye and a way for working with prints that he mixes up in a new way. When he combines these things, you get a very contemporary London look. It’s for people who want to look special, but his clothes can also be worn in a nonchalant way- you can really play around with them. He is fantastic with piling on colour - it’s a very stylish collaboration for H&M, and very much in line with the way we’re thinking about fashion for spring/summer,” says Margareta van den Bosch, Creative advisor at H&M.
ABOUT MATTHEW WILLIAMSON
Matthew Williamson burst onto the London fashion scene in 1997, with a colour-drenched collection modelled by Kate Moss, Helena Christensen and Jade Jagger. Since then, Williamson has brought the party lifestyle of the global traveller to the catwalk, an Ibizan spirit of colour and freedom that he now shows at New York Fashion Week. His clothes are worn regularly by celebrities such as Sienna Miller, Keira Knightley, Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow, and last year he was honoured with an exhibition at the Design Museum in London - “Matthew Williamson - 10 Years in Fashion”.
H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) was established in Sweden in 1947. The company’s business concept is to offer fashion and quality at the best price. H&M is quoted on the OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm. Today there are around 1,700 H&M stores on 33 markets. H&M has 68,000 employees and achieved sales including VAT in 2007 of SEK 92,123 million. H&M has a wide product range that is divided into a number of different concepts for women, men, teenagers, children and cosmetics. The company’s clothing collections are created by its own designers, pattern makers and buyers. For further information visit www.hm.com.
~Press Release Courtesy of H&M Press~
Recently named as one of DNRnews.com's Top 50 Retail Stores, Jake's product assortment features collections from both emerging and established designers. the environment is clean and modern with a heavy focus on exceptional customer service delivered from sales professionals who have roots in luxury retail. jake is also about the perfect pair of jeans — offering a carefully edited selection of the worlds best premium denim lines. we are committed to showcasing unique and wearable items for men and women and select our collections with attention to fashion, fit and timeless style. I guess when it comes to being named one of 50 Top Retail Stores, chances are you'll pay 'Top Dollar' as well ... But, it's that adrenaline rush of exclusivity that keeps consumers coming back.
Jake operates three retail locations in chicago and sells goods online at shopjake.com.
Loeffler Randall - Charcoal Round Toe Covered Platform, $575
Valentino Roma - Grey flutter sleeve turtleneck, $475.00
Brian Reyes - twill/herringbone cape trench, $800.00
Charles David "Kean" Platform Pump, $275.60
Charles David "Chatter" Boot, $389
If not, well get re-acquainted. Ashley is one-half of the 80's Glam-inspired clothing line, GLAMHUER. The duo designers/bosom buddies, Ashley & Brooke Reid aka B. Glynn are giving the Windy City a raw/uncut glimpse of what it means to take charge of your dreams.
After meeting the girls a mere two years ago - one look at their "free spirit" attitudes and next, Glamhuer, all I could think of was the song, Sex Shooter; Appollonia 6; Vanity; and The Sex Kittens of the 1980s era ... I was intrigued! Glamhuer defines the sensual curves of a woman and hones in on a time when women wore clothes in a tasteful manner, yet exuded sexy and playfulness in form-fitting dresses, corsets, belted waists, colorful patterns, lace, ruffles and flirty pantyhose ... Read more about Glamhuer below.
That’s when Glamhuer™ was born. We wanted exposure for our line so we approached a close friend for an opportunity to throw our own fashion show to launch Glamhuer™. We gave him the plan and he gave us just two weeks to pull it all together. We accepted and quickly got to work. With limited help, we pulled it off, out of all the craziness Urban Ja’dore was a success!
Need a dress designed for the holidays or your B-Day? Have some ideas of how the Glamhuer Girlz can consult with you? Check them out on MYSPACE.
Born in Ghana, Edward Enninful began his degree of higher learning while attending Goldsmith's College, University of London. Insatiable to his passion for the fashion industry, at age 18 he was appointed the 'youngest fashion director' of i-D magazine. Talk about a historical moment in fashion - Enninful didn't stop there, soon he snagged the titles as Contributing Fashion Editor of Italian and L'uomo Vogue and Fashion Editor-at-Large of Japanese Vogue while holding his remaing title of 14 years as Fashion Editor-at-Large for i-D magazine.
Enninful's (represented by Maximfma.com) courageous and keen sense of style matured his skills to become a prolific stylist making a buzz on both a national and international wave from fashion covers to haute couture ad campaigns. He has also worked with some of the industry's creme de la creme of photographers such as: Paolo Roversi, Craig McDean, Steven Klein and Philip Lorca Di Corcia.
Edward Enniful is the TRUTH on so many levels! If you're planning a career as a stylist or you're an emerging artist - this name should inspire you to do the inevitable when it comes to pursuing your dreams ... acknowledge his greatness for you one day be him.
What a nostalgic young lady - she's fresh and adorably optimistic. And don't forget to get into her 4" Tribute Platform Patent Pump ($660) game ... YSL anyone?
Monday, November 24, 2008
Make sure you stop by Solemates Chicago this Wednesday & Friday to get an early start on your holiday shopping.... UP TO 50% OFF SALE!!!!!!!