Tuesday, September 29, 2009

H&M Welcomes Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo and H&M have joined forces and are designing an accessory collection which includes shoes, bags, and accessories for both women and men.  Jimmy Choo has also extended its design vision for this collection to women's clothing to complement the accessories.  The designer promises that it will be the same quality, but at affordable prices. The release date is November 14th and will be sold in 200 H&M stores nationwide.  The buzz has been going around for some time about this much anticipated collabo and the preview photos were released online a few days ago.


Here are some of my favorite pieces from the collection:





Check out the rest of the collection over at nitrolicious.com


Monday, September 28, 2009

Fade to Black

On September 24th, MAC Cosmetics introduced its new MAC Style Black collection.  All of the products in this collection have black hues, thus creating alluring looks for the Fall.  MAC Cosmetics describes this new line as "....a celebration of going madly, deliriously noir."


The black "Goth" look is not for everybody. You have to definitely be willing to "step out of the box" to wear these colors.  However, all of the products in the Style Black collection aren't all black as shown in the first picture above.

This collection includes Mineralize Eye Shadows which can be worn on the face, eyes or body. These shadows work best on the eyes when "foiled" or worn wet:

These colors are very pretty and each has a nice reflective shimmer.  These will also last you a while because they are huge! 
Product Color Description:
Top Left:  Blue Flame - Black with Blue Pearl
Top Right: Young Punk - Black with Pink Purple Pearl
Bottom Left: Cinderfella - Black with Silver Pearl
Bottom Right: Gilt by Association - Black with Gold Bronze Pearl

Glimmerglass (shown below) is a lightweight gloss formula that gives your lips a glimmery sparkle and shine. It can be worn on top of your lipstick.

Product Color Description:
Top: Blackware - Creamy True Black
Middle: Bling Black - Sheer Black with Gold Pearl
Bottom: Blackfire - Sheer Black with Pink Purple Pearl

Shown above are the Mattene Lipsticks in Midnight Media (Dense Matte Black) and Night Violet (Deep Purple Grape).  These are matte lipsticks which are creamier, softer, and glides on easily.  They provide intense color and won't cake up or dry out.

Lipstick called Black Knight.  This is a Creamy True Black color.  You will probably see this color on Fall runways this year.  You definitely have to be very bold and daring to wear this as a stand alone color.

This Greasepaint Stick is an eye crayon that is used as a base for powder shadows.  It has a purple shimmer to it.  It can also be used as a liner, if you like your liner to be thick.  Perfect for creating a smokey eye.

These Cream Color Bases are to be worn as a base for powder shadow.  These are also perfect for creating smokey eye looks.  R to L: Black Bat (Blackened Burgandy w/Pink Pearl) and Black (Creamy True Black)

Nail Laquer in Nocturnelle, Seriously Hip, and Baby Goth Girl

Kim Kardashian is shown wearing products from the MAC Style Black collection.  I think she looks creepishly beautiful!  If you are daring enough to wear this look, check out this Black Lip Tutorial video on the MAC Cosmetics website.

How many of you have already purchased or plan to purchase products from this new collection?  I kinda dig it myself and I will definitely be purchasing a few items from this collection.


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Stylishly Different Jewelry

I always love to hear stories of how successful fashion designers got started in the industry. Ken Leung and Dana Chin were college roommates and Wall St. workers.  In 2003, they both quit their lucrative careers to pursue jewelry making. In 2004, their handmade jewelry line Ken and Dana Design was introduced to the world of fashion.

Their Fashion Jewelry line is known as the "b-side"

The "b-side" features three collections: Rights, Graffiti, and Cubes

My favorite is the Graffiti Collection:


Here are just a few of my favorite one-of-a-kind pieces from the Graffiti Collection:

Graffiti Bangle tagged with the phrase "Legalize Art"

Red Enamel Graffiti Ring tagged with the statment "Legalize Art"

Graffiti Stones and Chains Earrings also bearing the phrase "Legalize Art"

Check out the rest of this colorful collection here

The Rights Collection is unique because each piece represents four Supreme Court Cases with the actual case numbers inscribed on the jewelry


Here are some of my favorite pieces from the Rights Collection:

Rights Multi-Case and Chain necklace features all four Supreme Court Case numbers

Check out the rest of this symbolic collection here

The Cubes Collection features jewelry cubes on each piece:


Check out the rest of this geometric collection here

Ken and Dana Designs have been featured in many fashion magazine publications such as Lucky, W, and Harper's Bizarre to name a few.  Beyonce and Keri Hilson have been spotted out and about wearing Ken and Dana Design jewelery:

Beyonce is wearing the Geometric Brass & Leather Long Necklace from the Cubes Collection

Keri Hilson wore the Long Brass Plate and Chain Necklace from the Graffiti Collection to the 2009 BET Awards

Also be sure to check out Ken and Dana Design's Fine Jewelry line called BYLU here



Please see the update at the bottom of the previous post...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rihanna in Stella McCartney

Rihanna was spotted out in NYC today in these HOT Stella McCartney Perforated Thigh High Boots:


Are these not HOT?!

And here's a picture of the designer herself, sporting her own boots at the National Resources Defense Council of America Benefit back in March

Look at the heel on these bad boys! Tres Sexy!

And you can find them here for a whopping $1595!

UPDATE *Jeffrey Campbell has a knock-off version of these here for only $174.95.  I think the Stella McCartney's are way hotter though despite the fact that his are real leather.