Monday, November 28, 2011

Patterned Tights Fashion Trend

Sheer, patterned, lacy, embellished leggings and tights are all the rave this season.  Many designers are creating leggings and tights for women, including panty hose, in a variety of textured and opague designs.  They can be worn underneath short dresses and skirts or as pants with a long top.

Top Model, Eva Marcille, was spotted earlier this year in these Brian Lichtenberg Black Angular Patchwork Silver Glitter Leggings and I instantly fell in love.:

Eva paired them with a black off-the-shoulder top and Gucci "Kills" Peeptoe Platform Booties. You can purchase them here

Rihanna was spotted leaving Japanese restaurant Nozomi in Knightsbridge wearing these Henry Holland Suspender Tights with some Dark Denim Flag Print Hotpants.  Both are from TopShop.

Melanie Fiona wore these patterned Wolford tights underneath a Alexander McQueen Asymmetric Hem Riding Coat while hosting the red carpet at the 2011 Soul Train Awards.

You can also find similar leggings and tights at the following retailers: Urban Outfitters, Asos, and American Apparel to name a few.

And for my Twitter addicts, how about these Social Network "Follow Me" thigh high stockings?:

They have "Follow Me" written on both legs.  You can find them on Etsy  and looks like there is only 1 pair left.

What do you think of this trend? Is it something that you would wear?


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Cassie Models Swimwear for InStyle Magazine

Singer Cassie is featured in InStyle Magazine's December 2011 issue modeling "scuba-inspired" swimwear.  The filipino and black singer has been doing more modeling lately than singing and that may be a good thing.  This girl never takes a bad picture.  Ever.  She definitely knows how to work the camera.  Cassie shaved one side of her head back in 2009 and while she was criticized for it at first, it quickly became a popular trend among many celebs.  Cassie has since shaved the other side of her head leaving enough hair at the top to cover the shaved sides.  This has become the singer's signature look.

Cassie's InStyle Magazine shoot titled "The Hot Zone" differs from her previous more "urban" shoots.  The main differences I noticed were that she is more fully clothed and wearing very light make-up, if any at all.  Cassie's previous shoots show off her awesome bod in scantily clad clothing and dramatic make-up looks.  This InStyle shoot is totally "toned down" and she still looks just as beautiful.  Check out the gorgeous images from the spread where she is wearing scuba-inspired pieces from Lisa Marie Fernandez, Cynthis Rowley, Body Glove, and Michael Kors :

Simple and beautiful.  What do you guys think of the shoot?
*Pick up your December 2011 issue of InStyle Magazine available on newsstands now.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Versace for H&M: How to Shop

This coming Saturday, November 19th, the much anticipated Versace for H&M line will be released in stores.

If you plan on going and securing a place in line before the doors open, there are some ground rules H&M has set in place.  Everyone will be allowed in the store in groups with a time limit to shop and a limit of items you can purchase from the collection.  This only applies to the women's collection.  There is no restrictions on the men's collection.  The Fashion Bomb has all the detailed info and ground rules on "how to shop" this exciting event.  Check out all the details here .  Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Neon Fashion Trend

Neon colors in fashion seemed to be very popular this year.  Celebrities were spotted wearing cute, form fitting dresses in bright neon and fluorescent colors.  This neon trend will be carried into the Fall.  I'm definitely a lover of bright colors and neon takes me back to the 80's which was the era that I grew up in as a child (I'm telling my age, lol).  Check out the celebs that were spotted this year in neon fashion:

Singer Mya wore this cute, colorful LV Twenty Three dress to her 32nd birthday celebration last month. The dress, called 'Visibly Jess' can be found on LV Twenty Three's website here

British singer Leona Lewis wore this hot 2-piece, neon bright number to an event.  She paired it with nude pumps.  You can never go wrong with nude shoes. They go with virtually anything.  The dress is one of many that the singer designed herself.  She plans to start her own ethical clothing line.

Former 3LW member, Adrienne Bailon recently wore this cute Dominique Auxilly neon dress to her 28th birthday party at Vanity Nightclub in Vegas

Video Director Vashtie Kola also wore the Dominique Auxilly "Cali Girl" dress last April to her birthday celebration in New York City at Santos

For all you shoe lovers, some shoe designers have released some uber cute neon shoes in their Fall collections:

Giuseppe Zanotti Neon Colorblock Platform d'Orsay Pump ($750)
B Brian Atwood Suede Colorblock Pump ($350)

Giuseppe Zanotti Neon Colorblock Platform Sandal ($695)

Giuseppi Zanotti Patent Colorblock Pump ($695)

All of these shoes can be found at here at  Neiman Marcus.  Are you feeling the Neon fashion trend?


Forever 21 for Hello Kitty Collection

If you're a Hello Kitty fan like myself, then I'm sure you will be elated to know that Forever 21 has teamed up with our favorite feline and launched an exclusive limited edition collection.  Forever 21 for Hello Kitty will be released in stores on November 18, 2011.  The collection will be available in stores an online.  The exclusive line launched in Tokyo, Japan on November 10th in its Shibuya location and was hosted by none other than Hello Kitty herself. The limited edition line will include dresses, blouses, sequined tops, t-shirts, outerwear, lingerie/sleepwear, jewelry, and accessories.

Hello Kitty at the Tokyo launch party last Thursday

Here are some more pictures of the inside of the Tokyo store:

Here is a video from the Tokyo launch party

*Visit for more pictures from the launch party

Here are some more pieces from the collection that you can find in stores this weekend and online:

Uber cute! I can't remember the last time I shopped in Forever 21 but I definitely see some cute pieces that can be mixed and matched with some quality pieces I already have.  The price range is affordable: $5 to $30.  Will you be purchasing anything from the collection?

I have two fashion events to look forward to this weekend: The Forever 21 for Hello Kitty launch and Versace for H&M.   

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Versace for H&M Launch Party

Yesterday when I did my Versace post I had no idea that the official launch party for the Versace for H&M line was taking place that same night.  Last night, Donatella Versace hosted a private launch party for the highly anticipated collection in New York.  Celebrities came out in droves to get the first look of the collection which will  not debut in H&M stores until November 19th at 8am.  They were treated to a complete runway show.  Nicki Minaj (who performed) was spotted along with other big names like Prince (who also performed), Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Alba, Blake Lively, Uma Thurman, and Supermodel Linda Evangelista just to name a few.  A lot of guests showed up wearing pieces from the bold, colorful collection.

Jessica Alba was cutesy in a black and gold sparkly dress from the Collection

Selma Blair arrived in one of the many pieces from the line

Blake Lively looked cute in a black and white ensemble.

Jennifer Hudson looked cute

The legendary Prince was spotted in the audience before the start of the show

Singer Ke$ha showed up in a cute leopard print jumpsuit.(I would hate to see what she looked like from the back)  

Nicki Minaj turned it all the way up in a cute, colorful, mixed print from the Collection.  She even stayed in tune with the green palm tree theme by wearing green hair with a palm tree leaf stuck in it.

Close-up of the palm tree

Donatella Versace

And here are some of my favorite looks from the Versace for H&M Collections that were debuted last night:

The Collection also includes mens wear

This is a picture of what the in-store display will look like

Immediately following the show, guests were allowed to shop the collection. The perfect end to the night was the Afterparty where Nicki Minaj and Prince performed.

Check out the video below for footage from the show and red carpet interviews:

I am soooooo EXCITED about this line!  I love everything I have seen so far and can not wait until it launches next weekend.  Are you as excited as I am about the line? Do you plan on making any purchases? 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Versace Re-Issues Iconic Silk Print Shirts

Versace has re-issued a limited number of its classic printed silk shirts that were ever so popular in the 1990's.  The shirts will be available in all Versace stores worldwide as well as select department stores, boutiques and online shops.  Versace decided to re-release the classic silk shirts after seeing various runway collections  filled with obvious inspiration from its late 90's trend.

Here are pictures of the re-released iconic silk print shirts:

Rappers Tyga, Drake, and Flo-Rida were all spotted recently wearing silk Versace shirts:

Tyga wore this Versace Silk Barocca Print Shirt in a spread for Rap-Up Magazine

Tyga's Young Money label mate Drake wore the same Versace Silk Barocca Print shirt in a different color to his 25th birthday celebration at TAO

Rapper Flo-Rida was spotted in the same shirt at TAO as part of his Young Jeezy Halloween costume.  I have so many questions here: 1). Why is he dressing up as Jeezy for Halloween?  2). When has Jeezy ever worn a silk Versace shirt or anything silk for that matter? 3). Who would have even been able to guess that he was dressed as Jeezy?  Ok, I have so many more, but I'll stop there....

Lady Gaga wearing a classic silk print Versace shirt

And unless you've been living under a rock, you know that Versace is releasing a collection for H&M that will be available in  H&M stores November 19, 2011 at 8am.  Check out the full women and men's collection here