Ok, I will be the first to admit that I have this love/hate relationship with Express. I mean there are days when I would go in and see NOTHING I liked (the only reason I would go in there was to follow my fiancee around the store he loved). Then I would go in there and be like "o wow, this is cute, these jeans are perfect, that shirt is HOT!" And this is what pisses me off. What I would look for in a store was consistency, always having what I wanted, when I wanted it. I mean, I didnt want to feel like I put gas in my car, drove up to the mall, searched an hour for parking, debated spending money I truly didnt have in order to be let down. You know? What I wanted was not what Express was offering 100% of the time. But that was ignorant-old me.
When I finally started researching looks and really getting into fashion publications, I realized that Express is the more resonably-affordable version of what is being presented on the runway and what trends are hot at the moment. I am not crazy. I know that I post about famous, uber-expensive designers on here and that is what I like to do, but most can't even afford a glove from their collections. Thats ok too, so that is why I go and try to find reasonably priced stores and websites that can bring you those gorgeous looks, but wont break the bank. I recently went in a got two pairs of jeans and a button up (which my so loving, handsome fiancee bought for me) and loved them. I started looking at items that a year ago I wouldnt have dreamed of putting on. But this went to show me that by reading these publications and watching famous people and what they wear (I love Kourtney Kardashians style) that my taste is changing. I am going for a sophisticated sexy look, a rocker look, just different looks that I feel I would not have been attracted to in the past. But its ok. So the look I am loving right now is Express, if you are not familiar with the store- GO! Check more looks out @ express.com.
There is very little information regarding Ms. Amber Rose on the net outside of her being a bi-sexual stripper and Kanye's arm piece. I like to at least try and give background on the people that I choose to be my fashionistas because some may not really know who they are. I looked and looked and looked but there is nothing on her background except the aforementioned. So, that is that.
Keri Hilson was born in 1982 in Decatur, Georgia (BIG UPS, thats where I grew up). In her teen years she routinely practiced the piano and took singing lessons eventually allowing her to join a girl group called D'Signe. She began songwriting in 2001 for artists such as Usher, Ludacris, Britney Spears and Ciara. In 2006 she signed with Timbaland's label Mosley Music group while appearing on the smash "The Way I Are". She is actually signed to Interscope Records and Zone 4 as well. She was part of a collective group of writers and producers known as the Clutch where she ghost-writed for artists for quite some time. Her debut cd was "In A Perfect World" which included her smash hit "Turnin Me On". Since then she has been trying to climb the charts as well as her way into the lime light of the industry in front of the camera, instead of hidden in the credits of someone else's album.
I dont know how and why these shoes are still being created. Its not that I dont find them cute because the ones on the left I would wear if it had a nice stilletto heel to go on it. I just think that they appear to be a tad weird looking, call me crazy and conventional but I feel that a shoe that is supposed to have a heel SHOULD HAVE A HEEL! The first time I see this was on Victoria Beckham (no surprise) on the right with her man, the finest white man alive, David Beckham. I did not like them at all and I dont know, I dont think they are really going to be rubbing off on me anytime soon. If its someone elses revelation then go ahead, but this look is not for me whatsoever.
Miss Lala Vasquez was spotted out and about with fiancee Carmelo Anthoney on the way to a club. She rocked these Alexander Mcqueen booties last month at the premiere of The Taking of Pelham 123... Now I am one that says, "if we wear things more than once, why cant celebs?".. I dont think its fair to bust them out if they happen to wear something more than once. However, since I love these boots and want to hate, I will.
Im going to stop posting here just for a while because im overloaded at school. I am only takin two classes but it feels like 5 since I am in summer school and everything moves so much faster. I WILL BE BACK!! LOL.. It is just kind of hard to update regularly because I dont just throw things out there, I do a LOT of research on designers, their shows, pictures, trends, fashions coming back from the past, fashionistas (and their back-stories, if that makes sense). It takes a lot of time, I am telling you!! I am going to continue posting the day I step out of finals for this term which will be in the beginning of July.. HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN!! And thanks to those who comment on my twitter page, I really appreciate it. It is not goodbye, its so long just for now.
I believe that everyone should try to mix it up once and a while, get out of that bad habit of being conformed to the same "style". That is a place that I am trying to get out of. By that I mean, I love love love me some jeans, to DEATH. I stay in some skinny legs but I would not say I have a "style" but others may. By this I mean that I feel that I do not consider myself a "dress up" type of chick but some others do, I do not consider myself a "laid back" chick but I do love me some basic and screen tees, I do not consider myself to be a "dress rockin" chick but i do have quite a few dresses. The point I am getting at is that although I do love certain things, I try to change up what I usually wear. The pic above is this outfit I "created" lol, right before church. I seen the skirt while I was out trying to look for a dresser, dont ask how I ended up with the skirt, lol. It was only $12 and I took one look at it and fell in love. It was so cute and different, it was something that I hadnt seen in stores or anything so i just had to get it. Wearing skirts is somewhat out of my element but the moral of this post is keeping an open mind to different things. I paired it with a basic black tee so attention would be centered on the skirt. It was longer then I preferred so I raised it up in a high-waist form and put a belt around it to add a little bit to it and define my waist. I paired it with black heels and went on about my business. The thing I am trying to get at is come out of your comfort zone. Do not be bound to the same routine of putting on clothes that are basically undecipherable from one another. BREAK OUT NOW!! Do it before you get too comfortable in the same things so that when you are ready to get out its not so uncomfortable.
Alexander McQueen was born in 1969 on the East end of London with the name Lee Alexander McQueen. He left school at the young age of 16 and decided, instead, to become an apprentice as a tailor for Anderson and Sheppard. In 1994, he decided to apply to one of London's most prestigious fashion schools called Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design. He was admitted and worked as a patterncutter. He recieved his masters in Fashion design and designed a whole collection for his graduation which was entirely purchased by a fashion stylists named Isabella Blow
Some of his accomplishments included being one of the youngest designers to win the title of "British Designer of the Year" which he actually won 4 different times from 1996 to 2003. Along with that, he was named International designer of the year at the Council of Fashion Designer Awards. McQueen has lasted ten years as a solo designer which is an accomplishment in itself but to do this and remain at the top of the fashion industry is even more of a feat. He was brought into the Gucci group which bought 51% in his company several years ago. Just last year he was not only turning a good size profit but opened a new chain of stores. By the end of the year he had boutiques in L.A, N.Y, London, Milan and Vegas.
I think I am going to give him the award for the most creative designs. They are completely gorgeous and out of the ordinary which automatically catches my attention. McQueen is awesome at giving us looks that no one else is thinking of and making them fashion forward at the same time. I completely was drawn to the way he mixed colors and patterns together in such an outrageous way, but somehow makes them appear so subtle. They are not so out there that it completely throws you off and really want to wonder wtf was he thinking..lol..I did not need to say that! McQueen is a designer I am definately going to keep an eye out on because if he continues on this path I truly believe that he has a shot of really being a true powerhouse in the fashion world.