In many ways, hip-hop has helped to mold fashion. We are often influenced by what we see in music videos, interviews, or candid photos of your favorites.
From the Classics
To the Most Memorable
To the Hottest Lines of the Times
To those that Pushed The Limits
To “Black Excellence”
There is no one definitive “look” for hip-hop. The fashion spectrum is broad: just like the many hip hop stars who express their art over beats by Timbaland or mixtapes hosted by DJ Drama.
You see it’s more to it than throwback jerseys and Js.
Kanye West recently shared his new line of women’s clothing in Paris ( http://www.sociallifestyleonline.com/2011/10/kw-in-paris.html)
It was high fashion and in great taste. Will Drake be the next hip-hop star to dive into this realm of stylish high end digs?
Here is an excerpt from Luxuo.com
Drake has a penchant for sweaters made by the Italian fashion house and harbors ambitions to be part of Missoni‘s next capsule line. The musician revealed his interest in a partnership with the label during an interview for the December issue of GQ.
“Hopefully Missoni hollers at me and we get a sweater line popping,” he told the publication, when discussing his frequent appearances in Missoni jumpers. Missoni has been open to mass market collaborations in the past, notably with its line for US department store Target back in September.
Does racks on racks on racks of items that have tags reading “YMCMB for Missoni” sound good to you?
Could a Drake sweater line beat out this historic Billboard 200 debut?
Maybe. Just maybe.
In case you don’t follow me on Facebook or Twitter, I will show you some of my own personal looks over the past couple of weeks. Alot of these looks I create in my head sitting in the middle of my relaxation sanctuary.
Vintage “Hello Kitty” Tee
I share my looks in hopes that they will give you ideas on how to mix and match your wardrobe and accessories. You can mix high and low price points, colors, trends………………..ANYTHING.
Wild Side Wednesday
Python Print Dress by H&M, Nine West Peep Toe Pumps, Necklace by Ann Taylor, Gold Layered Ring, Handbag by Tory Burch
Oversized Purple Blouse by Zara, Banana Republic Skinny Pants, Forever 21 Necklace, Animal Print Booties, and Shellac Gel Polish
Sunday’s Best: Snakeskin Print Bow Tie Dress by H&M, Classic Pearls, Smokey Eye, Nude Lips (“Cherish” by MAC)
Sunday Fun Day!
Cream Waterfall Jacket by Zara, Banana Republic Denim, Forever 21 Double Finger Ring, Forever 21 Oversized Tank, Clutch (TJ Maxx)
Saturday with S.L.S.
Zara Oversized Sweater, Zara Fitted Riding Pants, Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense #40
If you have been keeping up with this site, you know I have an obsession with sequins.
I literally have everything in sequins: sleepwear, house decor, lingerie, jackets, scarfs, shoes, shorts, and that and that and that. Get it?
Millions of sequins are produced a year. Why not wear them?
I was so delighted to see the sequin blazer back for the Fall/Winter seasons. I went and purchased two! :)
Don’t assume that you can only wear them to holiday parties and events.
You can be casual like these two ladies.
Or bling out your date night look like SJP.
I created three looks for you below.
Which one is your favorite?
Elie Saab Blazer ($2417), Viktor and Rolf High Waist Shorts ($220), Balmain Silk Tank ($785), Paris Hilton “Blair” Pump ($95), Givenchy Clutch ($995), Butter London 3 Free Nail Lacquer ($14)
Joseph “Clara” Blazer ($385), Mago Fitted Riding Trousers ($46), ZimmermannThorn Corset ($110), Jeffrey Campbell “Frankie” Fur Booties ($305), Le Metier De Beaute Polish ($32)
Moschino Cheap and Chic Blazer ($1264), Current Elliott Skinny Denim ($220), Ruper Sanderson Black Suede Platform Ankle Boot ($1145), Tom Ford Private Blend Lipstick in Cocoa Ravish ($48)
Lately, during every night out, I prefer to wear a bright lip.
My favorite at the moment is
Makeup Forever’s Rouge Artist Intense #40
This line is a highly pigmented, long-lasting lipstick that delivers rich color in one stroke.
Formulated with 50% more pigment than the traditional lipstick, Rouge Artist Intense gives an immediate true-to-color result. A blend of three natural waxes, the creamy texture glides on effortlessly for a long-lasting hold.
Get yours and pucker up!
She looked stunning at an event for Elle magazine.
She wore a ankle-length Roland Mouret dress, an oversized tie-dyed clutch, Loree Rodkin jewels, and ankle-strapped shoes.
Noooo. I didn’t forget about our run down of Pantone’s Fall 2011 Color Report dolls!
Our color today
I have also included looks I put together.
Metals and textures in fabrics and bright colors combined with Black, Dark Brown, Gray and neutrals
Emilio Pucci High Waisted Suede Skirt ($3300), Dressrail Mesh Cuff Sleeve Coral Bodysuit ($7.90), Jeffrey Campbell Lita Everest Brown Platform Booties ($270), Chanel Vintgage Golden 80’s Oval Sun Necklace ($2545), NARS Trio Lipgloss
Jade Peony, Rich Curry, Amber, Brick and Bittersweet Brown with Graphite Heather
Oasis Crepe One Sholder Dress ($87), Caramel Faux Fur Cape ($71, dorothyperkins.com), Christian Loboutin Bianca Pump ($795), Kate Spade NY Pave Drop Earrings ($68), YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick ($30)
Rust which we’re calling Rich Curry as it’s the perfect color to create a cozy yet fresh palette for fall
Pinko Long Sleeved Wrap Top Brown ($71), Mango Superslim Leg Jeans ($55), UGG Classic Sparkles ($170), Jill Sander Python Zip Top Tote ($3850), Rebecca Minkoff Coin Chain Bracelet ($75)
A printed pin-tucked maxi dress in Amber Smudged Ombre with shades of Rich Curry, Amber, Caramel, Ripe Cantaloupe and Black
Paris Hilton Adanna Pump ($95), H&M Blazer ($55), Givenchy Clutch ($1010), Alpaca Scarf, Kenneth Jay Lane Brown Agate Round Earrings ($84)
Remember my post on leather skirts (http://www.sociallifestyleonline.com/2011/10/dont-be-afraid-of-it.html) that featured this look I created?
Kim Kardashian’s Marie Claire issue will be on newsstands soon.
Could it be?
I always like to share some of my favorite products with you.
The mascara that I LIVE by now is
Sephora’s Advanced Lash Booster
It gives me tons of volume, thickness, and length. BUY THIS. You will not be dissapointed.
The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was filmed last week in New York at the Lexington Armory. Nicki Minaj and Adam Levine performed during the show. The crowd was also thrilled to see a surprise performance by Kanye West and Jay-Z. Here are a few pictures.
The show will air on Tuesday, November 29th at 10 PM (EST) on CBS.
It has stood the test of time. Considered a classic, houndstooth has been a fashion trend several times in history, with peaks during the ‘30’s, 60’s, 70’s and then again in the first decade of 2000.
Since 2000, houndstooth has made a fashion comeback when designers such as Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Emporio Armani, and Louis Vuitton featured the bold pattern in their designs.
This is a very bold pattern. I don’t think I have to say this but you must eaaassseee into houndstooth carefully. Don’t overdo it.
Just as Kim has done here, make your look about the pattern. Simple hair. Simple makeup. Simple shoes.
So just like I always promise to do, I have created looks including houndstooth pieces. Which one is your favorite?
Versace Puple Back Zip Dress ($1395), Rick Owens Thigh High Boots ($2090), Versace Black Satchel ($860), Black and Brown London Mellow Leather Belt ($72, asos.com), Narcisco Rodriguez “For Her In Color” Eau de Parfum ($108), BB Dakota Houndstooth Trench Coat
Silk Shirt ($89, warehouse.co.uk), Galliano Houndstooth Leggings ($240), Mary Jane Platform Shoes ($72, dorothyperkins.com), Michael Kors Large Runway Watch ($225),
Knit Houndstooth Belted Dress ($199, karenmillen.com), Eli Saab Leather Peplum Jacket ($2390), Rupert Sanderson Black Suede Platform Ankle Boot ($1145), Abstract Metal Earrings ($28, topshop.com), Hermes Eau des Merveilles Perfume ($130)
Jessica Simpson “Waleo” Pump ($89), Sondra Roberts Marabou Feather Clutch ($140), Annina Vogel 9 Carat Earrings ($1090), Guiseppe Zanotti Belt ($510), OPI Polish in “An Affair In Red ($6), Dress (unknown designer)
Haute in Houndstooth
I could not finish this post without recognizing how stunning Adrienne Bailon looked last week at the Latin Grammy Awards.
This gem was created by designer, LaQuan Smith.
She recently was pictured at the premiere of “Immortals.”
Don’t forget your leather this season!!
Not only is she known as a trendsetter and arm candy for a few famous men; she can now add “designer” to her resume.
Amber Rose revealed on Wendy Williams that she will be designing for Members Only. YES. THE Members Only.
This is a great marketing move for this brand. I’m excited to see what she comes up with.
While we are at it, I will show you another one of my favorite Amber Rose fashion moments.
YES. I know Yeezy taught her. But PLEASE GET THIS STYLE BACK AMBER.