Chanel Iman for Prestige Magazine

My favorite Model Chanel Iman posed for Prestige Magazine. Lovely pics below…


Source: Pics from JustJared


The State of Designer Labels

Someone complained about the number of pics in my last article so I reposted without photos.
Confessions of a Designer Lover in a Recession …
Designer labels were thriving prior to the current recession. Their designs were worn by celebrities, models and the rich and famous but lately the demand for cut price capsule collections has hit an unprecedential height with their recent collaborations with high street retailers and chain stores. You would think that their legendary high priced collections and their relationships with celebrities could save them from feeling the brunt of the economic crisis but designers are pressured to cut costs , pinching pennies and tighten their budgets. Perhaps the on going collabortions with international designer heads did not ring a bell or even snap your immediate attention because of their previous associations when the economy was at its Boom. Is there another explanation for the recent patterns between with Anna Sui, Jean Paul Guautier and Alexander Mc Queen for Target?
When Matthew Williamson debuted a small one-off collection for H&M adding rich pattern fabrics, gommettes and chic ensembles he stroke my attention chord and I was wondering was this to cheer up shoppers trapped in the gloom of the recession or was it to surface the fact that his original high end line is relatively suffering from the intiaiton of low cost dressing?
Similarly, Jimmy Choo a famous accessory and footwear brand added glam to the floors of H&M designing a collection to complement the mens and women’s accessories.
Bridal designer Vera Wang and rookie Lauren Conrad both took the retail chic route, in one case bringing the orginal high end collections to a hault and in the other, branching out with a low cost capsule collection in the midst of trying to get their high end labels back on the thriving track. Both designers (Wang and Conrad) are designing for deparment store Kohl’s, while LC Lauren Conrad with nothing more than $60, Vera Wang carries bridal gowns for $100 – $200 dollars going as far as cutting prices for her resort collection by 40%.
A way to a womans heart may be shoes but the way to the heart of the people designing the footwear is undoubtely the depth of their pockets. Christian Siriano debuted his fabulous shoe collection for Payless. Rich Egyptian inspired footwear and a few bags ranging $25 – $45 taking the route of Alice and Olivia and Lela Rose.
If you havent heard about famed designer Zac Posen’s plans to debut his new low end line “Z Spoke” opening at $78 with a range of 60 pieces for 17 Saks Fifth Avenue Stores and saksfifthavenue.com then you must live under a rock. Saks’s carried his signature collection since 2004 and he’s staying true to his elegant dresses and cocktail pieces ranging from 900 – 12000 while he adds american sportswear chic feeling to “Z Spoke”.
There is no doubt that designers are pressured by others to lower prices and are basically struggling to bring their labels back to thier once robust companies. Finding designer clothing at affordable retail prices is a fashionista on a budget’s dream come true, especially when you love designer brands but cannot afford it. All around the world famed designers are becoming recession friendly but how much longer can they drop prices without diminishing the quality and comparimising the creativity of their prestigious signature labels?

Lil Wayne’s Carter Documentary Trailer

Watch Trailer here …

http://www.youtube.com/v/sDo92CxqxlU&rel=0&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1


Paris Hilton’s Closet

The fact that celeb socialite Paris Hilton would have a huge stunning closet filled with fabulous shoes, clothing and accessories is no way surprising but how cool is it to see every little detail? Damn cool!!! Paris gives Myspace Fashion a tour inside her closet.


http://mediaservices.myspace.com/services/media/embed.aspx/m=100459469,t=1,mt=video

What do you think?


Looks Im Loving

Looks of the Week
Chanel Iman’s ensemble is always super chic, trendy and classy but this look stands out because of the makeup she’s wearing. I love the colors Chanel has going on, its very rare that you find Chanel with heavy makeup unless its a shoot, red carpet or runway. She’s a pretty girl nonethe less, but this look is working for her.

As you all know Rihanna’s R Rated album was released this week and ofcourse her album release party was right around that same time. I adore the dress she’s wearing, its simple from the first glance but if you look at the detailing its rick with spiky embelishments adding edgy to her simple yet sophisticated look. Notice Ri Ri isnt wearing accessories just a pair of barely visible earrings. Oh how can I forget BOLD RUBY RED LIPS, cute! Ladies take note!


Beyonce I Am…Yours Thanksgiving Special

If you missed the I Am…Yours Thanksgiving Special then watch the full video here . This began and ended my Thanksgiving. I know you will enjoy…
http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/e/16711680/wshhJ43m0a2YF5BdwAhL

Now you see why I love Beyonce? She’s super amazing!


Just an Observation

Confessions of a Designer Lover in a Recession
Designer labels were thriving prior to the current recession. Their designs were worn by celebrities, models and the rich and famous but lately the demand for cut price capsule collections has hit an unprecedential height with their recent collaborations with high street retailers and chain stores. You would think that their legendary high priced collections and their relationships with celebrities could save them from feeling the brunt of the economic crisis but designers are pressured to cut costs , pinching pennies and tightening budgets. Perhaps the on going collabortions with international designer heads did not ring a bell or even snap your immediate attention because of their previous associations when the economy was at its Boom. Is there another explanation for the recent patterns between with Anna Sui, Jean Paul Guatier and Alexander Mc Queen for Target?

Anna Sui for Target

Alexander Mc Queen

When Matthew Williamson debuted a small one-off collection for H&M adding rich pattern fabrics, gommettes and chic ensembles he stroke my attention chord and I was wondering was this to cheer up shoppers trapped in the gloom of the recession or was it to surface the fact that his original high end line is relatively suffering from the intiaiton of low cost dressing?
Matthew Williamson for H & M

Similarly, Jimmy Choo a famous accessory and footwear brand added glam to the floors of H&M designing a collection to complement the mens and women’s accessories.

Jimmy Choo for H & M

Bridal designer Vera Wang and rookie Lauren Conrad both took the retail chic route, in one case bringing the orginal high end collections to a hault and in the other, branching out with a low cost capsule collection in the midst of trying to get their high end labels back on the thriving track. Both designers (Wang and Conrad) are designing for deparment store Kohl’s, while LC Lauren Conrad with nothing more than $60, Vera Wang carries bridal gowns for $100 – $200 dollars going as far as cutting prices for her resort collection by 40%.

Vera Wang for Kohl’s


LC Lauren Conrad for Khol’s

A way to a womans heart may be shoes but the way to the heart of the people designing the footwear is undoubtely the depth of their pockets. Christian Siriano debuted his fabulous shoe collection for Payless. Rich Egyptian inspired footwear and a few bags ranging $25 – $45 taking the route of Alice and Olivia and Lela Rose.
If you havent heard about famed designer Zac Posen’s plans to debut his new low end line “Z Spoke” opening at $78 with a range of 60 pieces for 17 Saks Fifth Avenue Stores and saksfifthavenue.com then you must live under a rock. Saks’s carried his signature collection since 2004 and he’s staying true to his elegant dresses and cocktail pieces ranging from 900 – 12000 while he adds american sportswear chic feeling to “Z Spoke”.
Christian Siriano for Payless


Zac Posen “Z Spoke” for Sak’s Fifth Avenue




There is no doubt that designers are pressured by others to lower prices and are basically struggling to bring their labels back to thier once robust companies. Finding designer clothing at affordable retail prices is a fashionista on a budget’s dream come true, especially when you love designer brands but cannot afford it. All around the world famed designers are becoming recession friendly but how much longer can they drop prices without diminishing the quality and comparimising the creativity of their prestigious signature labels?