Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Randomness: Beyonce

I just love this picture of one of my favorite people, Beyonce.  She looks so "fresh-faced" and natural.  I've never seen this picture of her before.  Two words:  Simply Beautiful! Just thought I'd share....

Kid Cudi in Nike Air Mag Marty McFly Shoes

Rapper Kid Cudi recently won four pairs of the Back to the Future Nike Air Mag "Marty McFly" Shoes on Ebay.  He couldn't wait to show off one pair of his new shoes at the Complex Magazine party where he celebrated his being on the cover.  The shoes are only available through auction on Ebay where bids are currently ranging from $3,550 to $40,000.  Although it is not known exactly how much Cudi paid for the shoes, it is estimated that he paid five figures for each pair.  Proceeds of the shoe sales go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation to benefit Parkinson's disease patients and research.

Kid Cudi at his Complex Magazine Cover Party sporting his Marty McFly's

Nike Air Mag illuminating, rechargeable Marty McFly shoes

Kid Cudi seated next to his girlfriend, Jamie Barrata at the Complex Magazine party

Kid Cudi celebrating his cover at the Complex Magazine party wearing his Nike Air Mags with a black Dries Van Noten jacket (pictured below), ripped jeans, and a Nouss Sommes Jesus piece around his neck.

Dries Van Noten Jacket that Cudi is wearing. Retails for $1,795.

 Kid Cudi's Complex Magazine 2011 Cover

I must admit that the Marty McFly's are indeed "fly".  Men, would you pay five figures for a pair of sneakers?  All I can say is that at least the money is going towards a good cause.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Gucci Ready to Wear Fashion Show SS 2012

One of my favorite designer's, Gucci, recently had its Women's Ready to Wear Fashion Show SS 2012 at London Fashion Week.  I loved all of the pieces, but here are my favorites from the collection:

There were many more looks that I loved from this collection, but I couldn't post them all.  To see more of the runway looks, go to Gucci's Facebook page and tell me which ones are your favorites?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Shamballa Bracelets

I've been noticing this new jewelry trend that men are sporting now.  I see men wearing these beaded "disco ball" looking bracelets.  A gentleman sat down next to me last night at Fox Sports Grill while watching the Atlanta Falcons vs Philadelphia Eagles game and I noticed he was wearing one on his wrist.  I asked him what the name of bracelet was and where they can be bought at.  He gave me the information on where he bought his from (northskull.com) and told me that you can find them all over the internet.

They're called Shamballa Bracelets and are very popular amongst hip hop artists, athletes, and R&B singers.

Shamballa bracelets (also spelled Shambala, Shambhala) are beaded, Buddhist-inspired bracelets consisting of round beads ranging fron 9mm to 13mm in diameter and strung on a string and tied together at the ends.  The beads come in several different forms such as plain, faceted, or set with diamond simulated cubic zirconia or crystals.  The bracelet can be adjusted to fit any size wrist.  These bracelets which are inspired by meditation and tradition of Buddhist culture, are said to represent ancient symbols like karma, inner peace, tranquility, and happiness. According to King Ice, "There are many ideas as to what these Shamballa bracelets represent, however, the general idea is to promote your well being"

Many celebrites have been spotted wearing Shamballa jewelry on their wrists.  Jay Z, Rick Ross, P Diddy, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown and T.I. to name a few have all been photographed wearing the bracelets.

Chris Brown wearing Shamballa bracelets on his wrist

Birdman, Baby or whatever you want to call him is seen wearing Shamballa bracelets and necklaces

Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and T.I. advertising wearing Shamballa bracelets
*Photo Credit: kingice.com

Jay Z wearing a Shamballa bracelet on the cover of Gotham magazine

Justin Bieber even wears Shamballa jewelry

Diddy wearing a Shamballa bracelet while sitting front row at a basketball game (next to Nick Cannon).

While this trend seems to be very popular with men, Shamballa bracelets can also be worn by women and have been seen on the wrists of many female celebrities as well

Singer Dancer Ciara wearing a gold and black Shamballa bracelet

Eva Pigford wearing a pink Shamballa bracelet

Singer Fantasia sporting Shamballa beads

Keri Hilson rocking the Buddhist-inspired jewelry trend

*The previous 5 photos (from Bieber to Keri) are credited to: jewelrybynet.com

Shanballa bracelets can be found online at kingice.com, northskull.com, theblingking.com

They can also be found here in Atlanta at Crystyles Boutique located at 2115 Piedmont Rd. NE Suite#3106 Atlanta, GA 30324. The boutique's owner makes them and takes custom orders. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Celebrities Attend Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week 2011

New York Fashion Week has been going on since September 8th and ends tomorrow September 15th.  Your favorite celebs have been spotted all over New York for the past week taking in this year's fashion events.  Top designers use this annual fashion event to showcase their Spring 2012 collections.

Angela Simmons, daughter of "Reverend Run" and niece of Hip Hop mogul Russel Simmons, attended several shows this year.  I  loved all of the wardrobe selections she wore to the various shows.

She wore this "cut-out" snakeskin print dress to the Charlotte Ronson Spring 2012 fashion show

Angela wore this red blazer paired with black leggings, sheer black shirt and blue platform shoes to the Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2012 show

She wore this cute grey jumpsuit with a hot pink clutch. Notice how the pants go all the way over the foot, thus covering the shoes.  Angela was at the Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion event.

And I just LOVE this bright, girly Virgo's Lounge dress she wore to the Betsey Johnson show

Miss Simmons also walked the runway at the Style 360 Presents Samantha Black Fashion Show.

Solange Knowles made several appearances at Fashion Week this year.  Even though she was spotted at a couple of shows with her sister Beyonce, Solange attended several shows alone.

Here are three different looks she was spotted in at events over the week.  L to R: Mulberry 40th Celebration, Fashion Night's Out at Lord & Taylors, Sephora's 5th Ave. Fashion's Night Out

Here are three more looks Solange wore to various Fashion Week events. L to R: Honor Spring 2012 fashion show, somewhere around Lincoln Center, Tracey Reese Spring 2012 fashion show

Solange at the Tracey Reese Spring 2012 show with June Ambrose and Aisha Tyler

Victoria's Secret model, Chanel Iman, was spotted in a Gucci Fall 2011 blouse and skirt at Gucci's celebration of Fashion's Night Out:

Very Cute!

June Ambrose was spotted at several different shows

She wore a tuxedo look to Popchips Playland at Fashion's Night Out and a hot pink pants suit to the Zac Posen Spring 2012 fashion show.

Tika Sumpter showed her face at a few events over the week

She wore a gold sequined dress  to the Alice and Oliva show. And here she is pictured at the Giuseppe Zanotti Boutique with the shoe designer himself trying on a HOT pair of Zanotti thigh high boots.

Nicki Minaj made some interesting appearances

She was spotted in this colorful get-up at the Carolina Herrera show
She wore this interesting outfit to the Prabal Gurung show

And a few celebrity couples attended some shows together at the 2011 Fashion Week

Recently married couple Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats were at the Alexander Wang 2012 fashion show

LaLa and Carmelo Anthony attended the Rag & Bone Spring 2012 show

Newlyweds Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries were spotted in the front row along with Kim's sister Kourtney at the Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne Spring 2012 show.


Beyonce and Solange Take In New York Fashion Week Together

Beyonce and her baby bump accompanied sister, Solange to Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week.  The sisterly duo attended the Vera Wang and Rodarte show.

Beyonce wore a ruffled mini-skirt with a matching leather, sleeveless top, while Solange wore a bright pink sleeveless top adorned with a large boy and iridescent blue cropped pants.

The pair took in the runway fashions right on the front row

*LaLa Anthony and Kim K were seated further down on the front row

After the Vera Wang and Rodarte show, the sisters headed over to the J Crew Spring 2012 fashion show.  

Beyonce did a wardrobe change and slipped into a glittery gold sequinned dress, which showed off her baby bump, and nude Louboutin pumps. 

The expectant mother is glowing!

Looks like fun times were had by the Knowles-Carter sisters.