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Friday, July 16, 2010

Individual Style.

Photo: (via) fashionbombdaily (via) Yeah High Top Jordan


"If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

What this means to me is that we all experience waves of doubt and some days just feel defeated. These are normal feelings. Being alive means riding the waves that come and go. The thing is though, you can never give up on yourself.

Casual Chic. American Apparel.

There are many affordable options if you like dolman sleeves as much as I do. American Apparel has unisex options that work well for a casual chic look - with bottoms.

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Elie Saab Fall Couture 2010

I've had a thing for dolman sleeves since I was a little girl playing dress up in my Mom's clothes. This dress makes me think of a chartreuse number she had that I couldn't stay out of - at 7.
This Elie Saab dress is the business.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Daily Bliss.

"Good times made better and bad times forgotten due to the healing magic of friendship." - Maeve Binchy

The bliss is also knowing the distinction between a true friend and a faux one.

Book "Friends With Love"

Nature's Beauty. Bananas

Bananas are one of the best natural sources of potassium, essential for maintaining blood pressure and heart function. The potassium also promotes bone health.
Another benefit is the antacid effects protecting against stomach ulcers and damage as well as improving elimination.


"And there comes a time in your life when you realize that if you don’t take the opportunity to be happy, you may never get another chance again." - Empire Falls, Richard Russo

What I get from this quote is that we are all responsible for creating our own 'happy'. Many people go around daily, focused on blaming others for what they feel giving it too much power in their daily living. Some people thrive on transmitting negative energy and creating unnecessary drama. Misery loves company and I say don't invite it as a guest in your daily journey. Life is too short and difficult enough, so why not create happiness and joy every time you can.

Liu Wen. VOGUE China

I always wish there was more diversity in U.S. fashion magazines on a regular basis. Liu Wen seen here featured in a new layout for the August issue of VOGUE China.

Photo: Camilla Akrans
VOGUE China via Fashion Rouge

Chanel Iman. The Block Summer 2010

Highlighting fall fashion and styled by Doug Inglish, I really like the take on 60's inspired hair and make-up. Inspired by Florence Ballard of Motown supergroup The Supremes for this layout, Chanel Iman wears it well.

Photos: Fashion Rogue

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

3 Tips For Shopping Smarter.

1. T-Shirts.
You can find budget friendly T-shirts at a variety of outlets and boutiques. Though I do love cotton cashmere blends, generally I stock up on inexpensive T's.

2. Trendy.
There was a time when I wouldn't think twice about spending crazy money on trendy items. That phase didn't last long. If you like something and you know it might be dated quickly or seasonal,find the best inexpensive version of it and wear it well.

3. Fun Accessories.
Costume jewelry is a fun option to more expensive pieces which can last a lifetime. Have fun with bangles, chunky bracelets, bold plastic from the transparent to colorful. Necklaces, depending on the style can be layered to create a dramatic effect. Currently, I've been taking advantage of metal chain and bib necklaces. I will say though, to make sure you assess even costume jewelry wisely. A really good piece of inexpensive jewelry could still look like you spent a fortune.


"There are years that ask questions and years that answer." - Zora Neale Hurston

Jean-Michel Basquiat. The Radiant Child Trailer.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Check His Shoe Game.

Of the two, Lanvin Camouflage Sneaker or Timbaland Abbington Boat Deck Shoe?

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"…where there’s hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again."
-The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne Frank

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Make An Entrance in Black Coffee.

From Black Coffee Fall/Winter Collection 2010.

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Fashion Africa.

Though operating below the international radar, Africa hosts it's own successful fashion week each year in addition to hosting their prestigious Fashion Awards. Winners this year included Black Coffee of South Africa 'Designer of The Year', Duru Olowu 'International Designer of The Year', Sessilee Lopez 'Model of The Year', Grace Jones 'Female Style Icon' and the always visonary Pat McGrath 'Top Make-up Artist'.

To view complete list of winners, click header of this post.

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Beauty. ARISE Magazine

ARISE is a global style & culture magazine that celebrates African achievement in the realms of fashion, music, business and politics launched in 2008.

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