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Friday, March 30, 2012

Meet DiAndre Tristan

Has anyone been watching Good Morning America and said "OMG Robin Roberts looks amazing." Well it's all thanks to her wonderful stylist DiAndre Tristan. During New York Fashion I was invited by DiAndre to come spend time at the ABC studios,  where GMA was being shot and I got some behind the scenes preview of how he gets her ready.

I arrived at the studio at 5am and was greeted by Tristan with a warm smile and kind demeanor. He is a cutie with a subtle but edgy style.  I was quickly rushed upstairs where he had pulled several looks for Roberts for the morning taping. Many of the looks included DiAndre's go to designers such as Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Burberry Prorsum.

Tristan hard at work, I love the hat
Tristan is a Washington DC native who has always had a knack for fashion. He has dressed performing artists, celebrities and magazine editors just to name a few. So it was no surprise when he met Elena George, Robin Roberts make-up artist, a 5 time Emmy Award winner and his mentor, she quickly  recommended him for the job. I love how he has introduced a sexy sophistication and an array of colors to Roberts morning wardrobe. Tristan stated "My goal is to make sure my clients always look gorgeous and feel confident."  He has definitely achieved that with Roberts. 

 Here is a brief video I took of Tristan, yes it's brief because he is video shy. 

Seriously she is probably one of the best dressed women on morning television. Here are a few of DiAndre's timeless creations. 

Robin Roberts - 84th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals
Roberts at the 2012 Oscars

No fashionista is complete without an amazing team. Meet Robin Roberts Team Beauty.

(L) Petula Skeete- hair stylist, DiAndre Tristan, Elena George- Makeup artist

Thank you DiAndre, Elena,Petula,  and the whole GMA crew, it truly was a good morning. To view more of DiAndre Tristan's creations tune into GMA, Monday-Friday from 7am-9am on ABC networks.

Roberts and I after the show. I love her dress.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Fashionista Wear: Red Ballerina

Spring/summer arrived so quickly and I was yearning to be a ballerina, really random. Since I never succeeded in my lesson, I thought wearing this fun outfit will have to do.

I adore ruffles

Dress- Patricia Field

Belt designed by Alice Ntam, bracelet- Noir

Nicholas Kirkwood Lace-up platform sandal

                                                  Have a Great weekend!

(Photos by Jeffrey Fowler, Hair- Perry Amati, Make-up- Marie-Claire Ntam) 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Fashionista Coiffe: Extraordinary Hairlisto: Guest Blogger Perry Amati

Meet Perry Amati a hair artist and creative designer of everything fabulous. Perry has been doing hair for over 10 years in the DMV area and has traveled extensively to create looks for magazines, celebrities and private clients. In the last 3 years you can find him at Bogart Salon in Georgetown. I was honored to have him take time out of his busy schedule to guest blog and create some amazing looks that both men and women can wear during spring and summer.

Meet Perry, did I mention he is a model? 
"As we know spring, lets just say summer is basically here and we all want to blossom with nature. This season is all about coming out of hibernation and rocking a WOW hairdo. I'm an advocate of self expression/interpretation of everything past, present, and future and hair is a means of living in all centuries with a mix of self expression.  Below are a couple of my favorite looks for the season, which come in a array of styles."

Classic Hollywood with an ode to James Dean and Marlon Brando

Rocker chic with a serious attitude

true california boy with the free flowing locks

Simplistic shopistication an ode to Audrey Hepburn

California girl with sun kissed waves, the perfect shade of blonde

renassinace princess with a furturistic touch- meet the new princess Leia

My favorite creation for Alice Ntam, It's loose, free and layered.

To make an appointment with Perry visit Bogart Salon  in Georgetown.

(Photographer- Robin D. Beckham, Hair- Perry Amati, Make-up- Marie-Claire Ntam, Stylist-Alice Ntam)
                                                                   Have a Great Week!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

IKEA's Haute Fashion Show

This weekend was the Washington Home & Garden Show, which took place at the Washington convention center. I was asked to model in what was called an unconventional "fashion" show of sorts. Yes it's a mouthful. The show was to show off pieces from the new 2012 Ikea collection, which are all available in stores now and super affordable.

I had the opportunity to both be the opening and closing model.  Thanks to the whole crew, it was a blast. Here are a few pics and video clip.


I can't believe how I blended in with this black VILMIE PARLA Cushion  
This RITVA throw was so warm

blouse-Escada, belt-River Island, Jeans-F21, shoes-Kandee

Have a Great Week

 (special thanks to Perry and Natalia for the photos and video)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

All Aboard Chanel Airlines

I can't get enough of the Chanel fashion shows. I love the dramatic antic. For his spring 2012 Chanel Haute Couture show, Karl Largerfeld decided a Chanel plane was the venue to display his art. The collection was made of 150 shades of blue. When asked why the color choice Largerfeld didn't have any specific reason, but he stated "I don't have the blues".

Make sure to view the attached video for wonderful details and movements of the designs.  Also are some pictures of my favorite looks .

Chanel Spring 2012 Couture
aquatic dream

Chanel Spring 2012 Couture
Leopard sequined, blue animal print
Chanel Spring 2012 Couture
I love how the sleeves look like wings and the hidden pockets
Chanel Spring 2012 Couture
A new type of shape
Chanel Spring 2012 Couture
a sequined body armor/flapper dress
Chanel Spring 2012 Couture
I wonder how heavy the arm is
Chanel Spring 2012 Couture
Love the layers of colors
Chanel Spring 2012 Couture
I would love to wear this dress as  a coat
Chanel Spring 2012 Couture
This looks like the ocean
Chanel Spring 2012 Couture
Amazing design
Chanel Spring 2012 Couture
water creature
Chanel Spring 2012 Couture
A perfect alternative to a traditional wedding dress
Chanel Spring 2012 Couture
Smooth landing!

Have a great weekend

(photos via and video YouTube Chanel channel)