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I Could Really Be A Stylist!! More Polyvore Sets…

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Rumor Has It…

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Looks like Vogue UK  has all but confirmed it. Amy Crackhouse is to be the new face of Roberto Cavalli. Are you kidding me? This chick smokes crack, runs around screaming about her Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake, and always looks like a fool and because Victoria Beckham says ‘she likes her style’, Amy’s in?

There’s a new British singer that has a great look, can sing, is innovative and could definitely hold her own as a spokesperson for a high end fashion house. Check out Estelle, a new artist on Atlantic Records.  According to Wikipedia, Estelle, born Fanta Estelle Swaray is of Senegalese and Grenadian heritage. (I thought I saw a little West Indian in her.) Look! She has a mind too. I could totally see her in Cavalli! And she doesn’t look like a hot ass mess either.

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Doesn’t she look fierce in that pic? Check out her video, “Wait A Minute.”

I Told You Erykah Was The Shit!

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So, Vogue UK is reporting that Erykah Badu will be the new face of the yet-to-be named Tom Ford fragrance. Didn’t I tell you Erykah was a style icon? Well, it looks like Tom Ford thinks so too. I cannot wait to see the spreads in the magazines here in America. (Will Miss Anna allow Erykah into her precious Vogue? LOL!) I’m excited to see the photos and I would think they would be fashion forward and edgy. (But secretly, why do I hope Erykah brings her own stylist with her to the photo shoots?) Mr. Ford, Erykah has a lot of adoring fans… do her justice, please!

Check out Najwa Moses of Styleholics.com interviewing Erykah about becoming the new face of the Tom Ford Fragrance.

Fashion TV: I’m a Gok-ette!

America we are missing out! Across the pond, in London, England there is a FASHIONISTA/style consultant and television diva who, if in New York would be putting everyone to shame. His name is Gok Wan and he’s the host of the UK (read:original) version of “How to Look Good Naked.”  I love Carson Kressley (the US host of “How to Look Good Naked“) as much as the next chick, but Gok is the truth! I caught an episode of Gok’s version last year while in England and I like his no nonsense approach to dressing and style. I find Carson’s show to be preachy and overly positive to the point of annoyance.  Take a look at a quick video of Gok on a British style show.


Fierce, right? He betta WORK!!! I like how he is obsessed with shape and buying clothes that work for your body.

Search for him on Youtube.com. There are many videos of him and soon you’ll be a Gok-ette as well!

STYLE ICON: ERYKAH BADU


Her album is out today y’all! I’m really feeling this new song by Ms. Badu. If the first single “Honey” is any indication of the rest of the album then I’m sure NEW AMERYKAH, Pt. 1: 4th WORLD WAR will be a huge hit. The music industry so needs it right now. The video is a refreshing entry in a sometimes formulaic scene. Some thought definitely went into this.

Erykah epitomizes urban chic. Funky purple lips, flowing hair, mod t-shirts, and funky leather jackets are truly trendsetting.  Whether it is with a brightly colored gele wrapped delicately around her head or a huge Angela Davis Afro, Erykah captures the best in individual style. Support recording artists…pop on over and buy a copy. Check her official website also.

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(photo credit: Leroy Roper)

STYLE ICON: Rihanna

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She’s a Bajan beauty direct from the parish of St. Michael, Barbados. Some have said she’s a Beyonce look-a-like, but not anymore. Because of the angled, jet black bob and more recently a Twiggy inspired do, Rihanna single-handedly has all women running to their hairdressers with pictures from magazines and computer screens.

With her success in the music industry, Robyn Rihanna Fenty is an in-demand superstar.  But even at the young age of 20, she is a fashion trendsetter.  With each passing photo spread she becomes more and more fierce!

I like her new songs and believe me they get heavy rotation on the radio. But my favorite, by far is her first song, “Pon de Replay” where she stayed close to her West Indian roots. Big up to the Bajan massive!

Accessorize Me: Blooms for Spring

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“Florals? For Spring? Ground Breaking.” — Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada

Actually, yes, florals for spring. The runways at New York’s recent Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring 2008 were blooming with florals on everything from dresses and hair accessories to cocktail rings.

While I’m not really a fan of floral print dresses, I love the look of flowers in the hair. Most think this look is reserved for formal occasions, cotillions, and fancy balls but as Dior showed us on the runways, flowers can be used effortlessly to give a relaxed feel to your hair. Everthing from headbands and clips are flowering everywhere this spring. There are great finds in rhinestone, beads, and silk.

Actually, this look really isn’t that new. Jazz legend, Billie Holiday made fresh flowers in her hair a staple of every performance. Lady Day, as she is affectionately known, was a musical genius with a voice as rich and as full as her creamy, brown skin. But the beautiful gardenia placed on the side of her head made her a style icon and a classic beauty.

To create this style go here by special order, here, and here. Leaving the hair a little messy works best.

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