15 posts categorized "Fashion"


I Dream of Nene: The Wedding

My girl is back!  I tuned into “I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding” last night and loved every second of it.  It’s not that often that you have a second chance at love and my girl, NeNe has just that.  NeNe keeps it real and we all can learn from her.


As one of her bridesmaids, I was up close; but it’s not until you sit down, reflect and see the show that you can truly appreciate the whole reunion of Greg and NeNe.  There’s so much more to come, and you bet I’ll be watching as this love story continues to unfold.

 Next week is interesting, fabulous and so much more …

 Stay tuned!


NY S/S 2013 Part II

 _ON_0098.1366x2048Proenza Schouler


One can always use

a little


BMISCHKA030.1366x2048Badgley Mischka

A sneak



 Why don't we make

more use of

the sari?




Embrace our

Mod side,

Nanette laporeNanette Lapore

 Or wear sexier



Spring 2013

My favorites so far, which do you guys like best?




Jill Stuart
Jill Stuart


Josie Natori
Josie Natori


Mandy Coon
Mandy Coon


Sally LaPointe


Wes Gordon
Wes Gordon


Alexander Wang


A week in the life...

I hope all of you enjoyed Independence Day!  I definitely enjoyed the days leading up to it!  Fun times in LA, wild times in Detroit....

Dinner at Mastro's, LA

Marlo-hampton-mastros-steakhouseB & M top, Versace skirt, heels by Louboutin

BET Awards, LA

Marlow+Hampton+2012+BET+Awards+Arrivals+rq2Wc0cWedolDress and heels by Givenchy


Party in Detroit with Derek J

Dress by Herve Leger

heels [not pictured], Louboutin.


Which of my looks did you guys like best?



Style Inspiration...



Getty imagesJoan Smalls in Michael Kors


Zoe-Saldana-In-Prabal-Gurung-–-2012-CFDA-Fashion-style.com AwardsZoe Saldana




Via Style.com & Getty Images




Cinderella's Shoes

  Cinderella ShoesVia Instagram


These were my first pair of Louboutins.  A present, from a gentleman friend.  I had until then, mostly worn Stuart Weitzman.  Louboutins were still a dream.  But then he came with my golden slippers, and with them, a door to a new life.  He wanted me to look beautiful for our date that evening.  He wanted me, like Cinderella, to feel transformed.  So he bought these for me and life was never the same.  I will always love them, my first Louboutins, for they represent the future I did not yet know I had...


Zac Posen and me...

What a night!  Daniel and I were treated to a beautiful show at Neiman Marcus the other day.  It was the National Black Arts Festival's annual Fine Arts and Fashion Benefit for the Visual Arts Program.


Thank you Robert Ector for capturing my Oscar de la Renta dress,

Christian Louboutin Pigalle heels and

Jimmy Choo Candy clutch.




And for capturing how the draping of  Zac Posen's dresses

beautifully accentuate a woman's curves



The movement of fabrics can be


A show in itself!

Yes, she did fan that dress right in front of me...






 Hello Zac!





  A great talent, and only 31!



Sorry, sooo very late!

My favorite labels surprised me this season.  I watched not so much for what I would incorporate into my own closet, but more out of interest for the craft and artistry of beautiful design.



I loved the new silhouettes of Chanel


a fresh take  on the boyfriend blazer

Chanel 2

And then there is the kind of design that tells a story and offers a bit of drama,

Louis VuittonLouis Vuitton

Naturally I was won over by the porter carrying the lady's bag...


Especially when the lady knows how to make an entrance!


You may have seen a few pics already, but I can't wait to share with you some highlights from the private Zac Posen viewing I attended at Neiman Marcus!




Fashion Week Fall RTW 2012 Part III

Olivier Rousteing has edited the Balmain jacket a bit,

but its new lines have remained sexy. 

I look forward to all he will bring to the house....





These colors and textures are begging to be paired with....

Carven Shorts


These Louis Vuitton Booties in my Closet


This tailoring, this palette!

Haider Ackermann

Haider Ackermann


Here I give a tour of my closet, 

and receive the invitation to South Africa...

via Essence.com

What memories could I make

in this?



Not to worry, I have saved the best for last.

My favorite looks from

Valentino, Chanel, Louis Vuitton are coming.




Runway Photos Via Style.com


The little black dress

  ChanelloungingChanel Reclining by Horst

I am as drawn to her style as I am her story.  That she was raised in orphanages, abandoned by her father, immediately solidifies the connection.  That during this time she learned to sew, to make pretty things and find a way to create beauty where there wasn't any, I understand.  That she would start a hat business, a small, but successful one, way back in the 1920s, when women did not work, or own businesses - unexpected. But that she would go on to transform women's fashion in a way that still today is unique, timeless, effortless style, that is magnificent.

The story of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel made a lasting impression on me when I discovered it.  I love her clothes, but more than that, I love her strength.  It reminds me of what can be done when we believe in ourselves.  How we can master our own destiny.  My three strands of pearls are witness...