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Monday, February 27, 2012

Fashionista Wear: Croc and Glitter

The other night I attended, African Underground at the Smithsonian museum. A celebration of women in African and African American history in culture. This is what I wore before the show.

Dress-vintage, fur vase- designed by me, gold lion belt vintage

Crocodile skin clutch from Ghana. dress was embroidered with hand sewn African shells and beads

Miu Miu gold glitter peep-toe pump

1980's vintage earrings- very windy night in the nation's capitol

One last look

 Have a great week!


Oscars's dazzling brides

Visions in white, the color that stole the show. Considering that wedding season is soon approaching, white/pearl/ivory was the color of choice for the 2012 Oscars.  I absolutely loved the dreamy and glitzy effect. These are a couple of my favorite looks.

Oscars red carpet: Milla Jovovich
Milla Jovovich: Elie Saab, beaded one shoulder gown
Oscars red carpet: Rooney Mara, Best Actress nominee, in Givenchy Couture
Rooney Mara: Givenchy couture - laced mermaid gown
Mara said her dress was modern and romantic all the combinations she likes
Oscars red carpet: Octavia Spencer, Best Actress nominee, in Tadashi Shoji
Octavia Spencer: Tadashi Shoji beaded gown 
Jennifer Lopez: Zuhair Murad dress-Silk tulle and transparent beading

Enjoy!


(photos coutesy of yahoo)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Fashion is subjective

I always say fashion is subjective. Take for example three different trends that I spotted at the Lincoln center and see how everyone put their spin on it.

                              
 Whats the wildest way to wear a fur hat

Translations of color popping (not blocking)

Interpretations of black

Lesson: sometimes fashion is just what it is fashion. You can't take yourself or others too seriously.

                                                       Enjoy!!!

(photos all by ordinaryfashionistas)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Behind the Velvet Rope: Top Hat on

I've been dying to wear the top hat, I got during a shopping trip to Portabello Market in London. I finally did at bloggers night out in NYC.

Tophat-vinatge

Rebecca Minkoff Dress

I loved the beaded neckline of  this dress

Anya Hindmarch Valorie Clutch, Rock and Republic shoes, Primack tights
Bloggers night out nyfw2012 fashion color blocking patterned tights
Thank you sherryblossombeauty for capturing this pic of me at the event


Have a Great week!







Friday, February 17, 2012

NYFW: Mara Hoffman

Mara Hoffman's fall 2012 collection was inspired by "South American Shaman Gauchos (cowboys)". It was as though they have been riding on horses all day, except they didn't get dusty. Seriously I was blown away, by all the looks, they were casual, flowy and vibrant. Hoffman said she wanted the clothes to get the movement that they deserved on the runway. After the show I told a friend that, I want to go to an island, with every outfit in this collection and stand in the wind facing the ocean. What a photographic moment that will be.

Mara Hoffman Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
mysterious lady
Mara Hoffman Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
want that scarf right now
Mara Hoffman Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
yearning for this look
Mara Hoffman Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
new neckline shape on a blouse
Mara Hoffman Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
I fancy this necklace
Mara Hoffman Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
One suit I must own, just love it
Mara Hoffman Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
show-stopper
Enjoy!


(photos via style.com and video by ordinaryfashionistas)

NYFW: Reem Acra

Reem Acra, bought out a bevy of thrilling new look for her fall 2012 collection which was inspired by "feminine power". Acra quoted " I Wanted to convey a sense of power through strong, secondhand silhouettes".   One thing is for sure, I felt the power through her fabric choice. Once again leather and sequins are here to stay.

Reem Acra Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
love the leather jacket over the leather dress
Reem Acra Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
I'm dying over this whole look, especially the pants
Reem Acra Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
every woman needs a James Bond type coat
Reem Acra Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
the right cutouts all in the right places
Reem Acra Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
dripping in sequins
after the show Perry Amati and I



(photos via style.com and ordinaryfashionistas)

NYFW: Falguni and Shane Peacock

Falguni and Shane Peacock collection featured everything that I'm obsessed with, sequins, leather, feathers and fur. What more can a girl ask for.  Amazing collection!
Leather sheer cutouts, I want it now!

The perfect suit for any occassion
I already have an appearance to wear this to
One jumpsuit I can't live without...obessed

MY fave model Atong, right after the runway
Backstage with Ashanti in Falguni and Shane Peacock...#flawless

(Photos via FashionTv.com and Ordinaryfashionista)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

NYFW: Zang Toi brings on the Glamazons

Zang Toi

It was all about Hollywood glamour with a western influenced fantasy at Zang Toi this year. Toi quoted "I want the clothes to be very glamorous. It's about glamour and gorgeous clothes for gorgeous girls." No doubt it was glamorous as the models walked out in groups of radiant colors, starting with white, red, black and mixtures. The constant mix of Adele brought out the rowdiness in the already packed show, which the designer received a standing ovation. BRAVO!


White suit with white fur collar, much needed
Velvet black gown, bring it on 
One of the best show pieces and its red
Zang Toi - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2012 - Official Coverage - Best Of Runway Day 5
Designer Zang Toi with gorgeous super models

(photos courtesy of NYmag and Video by Ordinaryfashionistas)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Guest Blogger: MeraBell covers NYFW Sally LaPointe

I was honored to have Merabell a Georgetown University student with a major in sports management, cover the Sally LaPointe collection at NYFW. That is what ordinary fashionistas is all about; fashion lovers from different backgrounds. Thanks, Merabell, wonderful coverage!

Hosted at the Zach Feuer Art Gallery, Sally LaPointe Fall 2012 collection was just as dramatic as the venue, with red paint dripping down the walls, semi-finished ceilings and smoke haze in the air added a sort of mischief and "je ne sais quoi" ambiance to the show. Her use of flowy chiffon pants and dresses in sapphire and gold prints really brought the theatricals. My personal favorite was the black cocktail dress with a cutout in the middle, pictured below. What a thrilling show and I loved every moment of it...Merabell.
Sally LaPointe
the flow of fabrics, come hither
Sally LaPointe
cocktails? go short or long....love it
Great ending!
Merci Merabell, looking forward to more exciting coverage from you.

(Photos courtesy of Getty images and OrdinaryFashionistas)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

New York Fashion Week: Nautica Men's Collection

I'm in the big Apple for New York Fashion week  Fall 2012 Collections. What a way to start out with the Nautica Men's Fall 2012 show. Seriously I couldn't choose what I enjoyed the most, the vibrant clothing or gorgeous male models. Trust it was a hard decision.

The collection was inspired by iconic watermen of  the American Northeast coast. Here are a couple of looks from the show and a video clip taken by yours truly.



I love a nice coat on a man

Nautica always has the best array of colors

Well proportioned casual wear

I want that orange windbreaker

Great leather jacket

Every man should own a white blazer

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This is what I wore. (dress-vintage, Shoes-548, Belt-vintage Escada, Coat-Doma)


Checkout my feature on essence.com

Enjoy!