Monday, January 31, 2011

hair obsessions: THE FISHTAIL BRAID

they're everywhere. i LOVE them. my faves & one of my own.
 this is the tutorial i used when learning to fishtail braid, her accent is darling. makes me want to say "mind the gap" ;)
x loves ;)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

my obsession runs so deep. have u seen this jacket replica??? if so, sell it to me or call me at....

so circa Spring 2009, my beloved Ri was seen rocking this fan-fukkin-tastic Balmain RTW military jacket. looking very MJ-esque, Ri.

f21 came 2 the rescue of course, creating a damn good replica, with less shoulder action. i tracked it down. in slow motion....yesssss. i reach for it. the last one. my heart flutters. check the tag. SM. wtf. dammit.

i'm hardcore with my shopping ish, but could not track down this replica again at any other f21. i say this to say, seeing as though the military trend is still a go-- plz do let me know if you have any leads. my closet is empty(i)ER without it.


military whore

x loves ;)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

material girl. what i wore [viral]

....better late than never. taken a few days ago. 

....i was thinking that since my sexy hot pink cam & my flip are getting absolutely no play, my what i wore(s) are going viral!

earrings: topshop ny
top: f21
cargos: h&m
shoes: jeffrey campbell bjork, Lori's Designer Shoes

x loves :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

celeb hair role models

ok, so i could care less if u bought it or grew it all on your own, as long as it looks well put together.  i bought it, so it most definitely IS mine--& u know how it goes, no touching :)

hair lends to your overall look & helps to add a finishing touch to your ensemble so do not half step on the locks! bad hair is......just...well...BAD. & wholly inappropriate.

these celeb girls are my hair role models:

the late beloved Aaliyah.  insanely beautiful. her hair was AH MAZING. jet black, long bangs, sleek. she put this kind of look on the map. my fave look of all.

Queen Bey. this last one is my fave 'do of hers! HOW FUKKIN REALISTIC IS THE KINKY CURL PIC?! bish has her hair game ON LOCK. we all know that she wears lace wigs & NO ONE does it better. this is just so right on so many levels. i cannot rock this color combo, but if i were to try to replicate this look, i would most def not do the light blonde shades. it's all about the undertones of your skin; chocolate & jet black tones are my own personal preference. i'd darken it up to caramel shades and choco, with black elsewhere.

Alicia is just gorgeous. her hair appears to be in its natural state, and I am sure a couple of pieces are added for extra volume.  to achieve this style, i'm pretty sure that her already curly hair was wrapped around a small curling iron--less than 3/4" [look for the smallest iron, the tiny ones] for this look. i've done this look once & the curls were essentially the same. but it takes foreverrrr to do. [u can also use a deep waver for a similar loose waved look; it will be significantly looser though. if u want this exact look use a small curling iron and wrap your hair around it].

Kim K's curls are about as famous as her derriere. i'm a fan, personally--of her curls :) [& i do just generally love those trashy-dashians]. the first pic is kind of a deviation from her signature look with a retro twist. usu. she does a deep center part with layered curls. her stylist is obviously awesome. i'm thinking maybe he uses a 1.5" curling iron to get her signature look, mixed with hot pin curling? there are tons to youtube vids on getting kim k's curls, i prefer ashleyvictoria's channel, she knows her stuff & is very nice!

so i'm a little obsessed with Tracee Ellis Ross. like her diva mom she keeps the hair BIG. & i love it!!! even when i switch u the 'do & go bone str8 i'm always missing the BIG 'do, so i'm a fan. she is one of the most beautiful women on the planet, just in general. & i'm still way pissed at how Girlfriends ended. i mean, really. 

i know what you're thinking: can u ever do a post and not throw in a Rihanna pic?! geez. no, i can't. this time though, Ri isn't the focus. Teyana's LUSCIOUS LOCKS are all i see. overtime i do big hair, i'm first looking at her pix for clarification of where i want to go with the look. this first picture is the best illustration of the look that i LOVE LOVE from her. i mean, really. if u know hair, you know who Teyana is; she IS her hair. if not, do like she says and "google me, baby." what i LOVE about her hair is that it looks natural, has texture and the curl pattern is just ridic. i would assume that the hair has been manipulated in some way to achieve most of these looks. many say bantu knots. i agree. having a kinky texture/kinky curl to start off with is so key. pretty sure the hair is sometimes wrapped around a small barrel. Teyana, i need a tutorial. thx.

Monday, January 17, 2011

...2nite i'm not takin' no calls....

1.15.29 - 4.4.68

 ...a couple of days ago, we had a run-in--if u'd even call it that, with the most asinine person ever. i've never seen such hate. & it was startling and made me angry...sad, all at the same time. i thought we as a people were beyond such foolery. & i started 2 question humanity...what will life be like for my future children? then i realized, what right have i to be cynical? LOVE RULES, NOT HATE. "Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it" [MLK].

He was jailed, spat upon, and hit with blows. are u capable of having the will to have endured such things? so why should the words of the weak be of any significance? i have joy and love, my life is not governed by the constructs of race...i love through it all.


Friday, January 14, 2011

trend report: handbags 2011

perhaps the best thing about a handbag is that it will always fit! driven by the desire to possess quality pieces that transcend from season to season? are u a slave to trends, constantly searching for your IT bag? either way, you’d do well to keep an eye out for the following trends when shopping for arm candy this Spring.

               Burberry Prorsum runway finale Spring 2011

Multi/ Bi tonal colors against neutral backdrops
Tassels and feminine embellishments
Structured shapes
Geometric prints
Pastels/ Neons
Bronzed metallics

[in order of appearance: DVF, Elly Clay, Gucci, Chloe, Chanel, Chloe, Marchesa, Chanel, Alexander Wang (2), DVF (2), Fendi (2), Marchesa, Alexander McQueen]