new york - at the mcm store at the plaza for a market appointment and just spotted this phenomenal fanny pack aka belt bag. love it or leave it?
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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
southbeach - I feel all kinds of violated after seeing this. but is it so wrong its right? blaynistas, let me know....
southbeach - so strolling on the strip and spotted this bag!! guess where its sold? and honestly, if you know I will judge you!
england - the football jersey has always been an odd catalyst of passion and critique for fashionistas and football fans alike. now both groups have something new to be enthusiastic about: umbro's saville row-meets-sports technology jersey. the jersey will be worn by england as they take the field against slovakia. check out footballshirtculture.com for more deets! special thanks to the very special omar ibn abdullah for this news.
miami - first of all, yes, I'm still here. flight got cancelled and not able to leave miami till tuesday. alas, I'm not complaining. so, now on to the matter at hand: wet willies in miami! please, I beg, comment if you've been before. its a miami institution and a national treasure. Its legendary for its slushy liquor drinks,the most famous being the call a cab. there are over a dozen other flavors, my fave being mango, white russian and pina colada. that's actually exactly what you are looking at in the pic. I'm sipping on it as I blog at 2 in the morning...a cancelled flight has never felt this good....
Sunday, March 29, 2009
london - oh to have been one of the lucky few! yasmin lebon, zandra rhodes, jazmine guiness et al gathered at lanvin's luxury mayfair flagship the other night for a presentation to beat all presentations: lanvins spring/summer 2009 collection, personally curated by alber elbaz. the presentation also included equally fab male fashionistas like juergen teller, jefferson hack and stephen jones. it sounds like a beautiful congregation of creative minds who can fully appreciate what lanvin is about and have the purchase power to boot...elbaz is $mart!
fort lauderdale - janelle grimmond, lia williams and I waiting patiently on stand by to see if we will get on this flight to new york.....
fort lauterdale - flight cancelled, next flight delayed, very hungry, slightly tired. the only highlight? this phenomenal louis vuiton diaper bag. I spotted a couple at my gate with two beautiful kids carrying this bag. as a devoted chanelista, vuitton is not my traditional first choice, but I found this rich brown monogrammed situation to be brilliant. no matter how much you stuff into it, you'll never look sloppy, just poised and put together.
southbeach: abot twenty minutes to check out and I'm taking the piss! instead of packing, I'm getting a few moments in on the beach! I'm gonna miss this place....
Saturday, March 28, 2009
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Friday, March 27, 2009
miami - alas, bloggers like to swim too. or better yet, blog and swim. hence my personal dynamic duo: swimsuit and laptob while I lounge poolside at ....you already know....le fountaine bleu. so far, so good. look out for a full review later.
miami- yeah, I know that picture is dodgy, but aren't they all!? so, what you are looking at is pamela anderson and richie rich at the fountaine bleu hotel in miami. they are here for richie rich's debut in rock fashion. the fifteen minute press conference was....comical, cute and ummmm....a touch confusing. between giggles and posing and reminiscing, they let us all in to the real reason for the conference: announcing rich's new clothing line with anderson called muse. no clear details on where, when or why it will debut, but it promises to be as quirky - or crazy - as the duo behind it. by the way, I liivvveedd for anderson's continuous disclosure that she "prefer(s) to be naked!"
Thursday, March 26, 2009
feature - Leon Curry- senior at FAMU is a political science major. The name of Leon's line is his name spelled out- ELLIE OWEN! Say it with me - ELLIE OWEN! The young designer is definelty pushing the envelope. "Ellie Owen is real....Ellie Owen is a coming of age story, and sort of a psychological self-portrait. Too many girls want to be Fierce, but what really makes a woman sexy and powerful is fearlessness. A fearless woman owns everything, she is not afraid of risk, and she is not afraid to live her own life. The best way to describe Ellie Owen, if you haven't met her before is a Glam Luxe Tom Boy. You know that
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
southbeach - blaynistas! I just touched down in fort lauterdale and am on my way to southbeach! I'm here to cover rock fashion and enjoy the winter music festival! get into the photo above of me and friend lia williams! stay tuned for posts and pics galore!
Monday, March 23, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
new york - so my blaynistas your fave blogger has been asked to model for lesportsacls anniversary issue! the pic above is of me and my fave blogger wendy of nitrolicious.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
new york - so running around like mad on market appts today and just met chip and pepper of chip and pepper jeans. I totally had to unleash the groupie within and took a photo. if you are ever in new york check out their store on 250 mulberry street in soho, the jeans are phenomenal!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
new york - just had to share this debbie harry moment with you! we are at a small church in lower east side celebrating the launch of carerra glasses!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
new york - milly has decided to shelve its plans for a new york city flagship because...you guessed it: the economony. milly stans can still buy the collection at bergdorf goodman, saks fifth avenue and barneys among other stores in new york.
photo: shinestyle.tv, a recent milly collection
geneva- even the very rich are trying to trim the fat. chopard, the uber luxurious watch company with time pieces that sell for as much as $20,000 and more, has announced that they are cutting staff. thirteen employees will be fired from their factory while another twenty-three will be axed at their head quarters.
photo: worlwatchreview.com, a chopard watch
Monday, March 09, 2009
www - it's funny how news trickles down. as i was researching this tidbit, i discovered that it was announced as far back as january 18th by blackbookmag.com that netaporter.com is launching a new online outlet called outnet.com. i'm just finding out now. the site is set to stock brands we love like alberta ferretti, chloe, louboutin, and dvf at 40 to 60% less than normal retail price. as cute as this sounds, i'm thinking it will definitely undermine netaporter.com. what are your thoughts?
australia - pacific brands, one of the largest clothing companies in australia, has pulled out of the l'oreal melbourne fashion festival with no explanation. pb, which was set to sponsor two fashion shows as well as a mobile bra fitting, still plans sponsoring the festival which is set to cost appx $100,000. the company has been getting increasingly negative press of late because of its decision to cut 1850 jobs and move production to where else....china.
photo: theage.com.au, workers striking pacific brands in australia
usa - i know, it took me a second to think about what her first clothing line was...m by madonna for h&m. now the pop icon is making plans to launch her second line with christian audigier of the tattoo printed tees and jeans. according to the daily mirror, audigier offered madonna a six figure deal to deliver her own range of tops and jeans. i'm personally not a fan of audigier's collection. it seems like the man has more stacks than style to burn and something tells me madonna is doing it all for the coins.