Archive for December, 2009

Somebody call 911!!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 30, 2009 by Taliah

I nearly fainted when I seen these pretty things. Guiseppe Zanotti does it again with the footwear. The colors are so tropical and happy…makes my heart smile.
On a side note…they’re the price of a mortgage; $1595.00 to be exact, so you may want to fall back until these babies go on sale.
Love moi,
xoxo

DVF in Harper’s Bazaar

Posted in Uncategorized on December 14, 2009 by Taliah

Wanted to share with you lovelies this intriguing interview with icon Diane Von Furstenberg; the lady who had a big influence in fashion through her invention of the classic wrap dress.

Here are some excerpts of the interview.

HB: What has your mission been?
DVF: To empower women. Why? Because I wanted to be an empowered woman, and I became an empowered woman. And now I want to empower every woman. And I do it through my clothes, I do it through my words, I do it through my money, I do it through everything.

HB: Do you still love the wrap dress?

DVF: Yes, I mean, listen, how can I not? It paid for all my bills.

HB: Is there anything in your life that’s made you insecure?

DVF: I used to be very insecure about my curly hair, because I lived in a country where everybody had blonde straight hair.

HB: When did you get over it?

DVF: One day in 1976, I did a picture for the cover of Interview. And I had my hair very straight, blown out, and so we did the shoot, we shot the picture. And then my friend the photographer said, “Now wet your hair.” And I said, “What do you mean? I can’t wet my hair.” And he said, “I just want to try something.” And my hair was superfrizzy, and of course that’s what ran on the cover, and that’s how I’ve worn it since. (Picture below)

Her on how the wrap dress came about:

HB: How would you describe your own style?

DVF: I like to think that my style and the clothes I design are effortlessly elegant and sexy. I think the word effortless is very important. I think that that creates an ease and a confidence, because I think there’s nothing more beautiful than a woman who’s confident.

My wrap dress was almost accidental. It’s the most traditional shape, like the kimono shape, no buttons or zipper, and it wraps. But what was different about it is that it was made in jersey, and it was tied to the body, and therefore it kind of sculpted the body. And then because it was in a snake and a leopard print, it made you look feline. I’ve touched so many generations with just that one dress, which is unique. I mean, no one has ever had such a thing.

But then from there, I think I have become a pro. And I understand fabric very well. And I understand color very well, and print and shapes. And I work with young designers and Nathan [Jenden, her creative director] and my team from Central Saint Martins. And it’s wonderful because it’s really so nourishing for me, for them. I’m surrounded with young people. I never see people my age. It keeps me very young and relevant. But at the same time, I have so much to give them.
Read the rest here.

Holiday Wishes from OPI

Posted in Uncategorized on December 11, 2009 by Taliah

So, I know I shared with you beauties the Deborah Lippman Collection last week and since I am in the Holiday spirit, I felt the urge to share with you some more Holiday joy. Treats from the classic nail company OPI has struck us with some pretty festive colors from their 2009 collection, Holiday Wishes. pretty colors like Holiday Glow, Smittens with Mittens and many more are my favs.

Go out and get pampered with some of these hot colors. (I got a mani today with the Smittens with Mittens)

Holiday Glow nail polish above

Friday Hautness!!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 11, 2009 by Taliah

Check out Natalie Portman at the premiere of the new movie, “Brothers” starring Tobey Macquire, Jake Gyllenhaal, and herself. I believe her dazzling look is by designer Jason Wu. Lovely, I must say.


Beauty of the Week: Paula Patton

Posted in Uncategorized on December 11, 2009 by Taliah

Check out the beautiful Paula Patton at the Keep A Child Alive’s 6th Annual Black Ball on October 15, 2009. I am swooning over everything in this pic. She is def a gorg gal!

Special Cardigan found in LA

Posted in Uncategorized on December 6, 2009 by Taliah
Hey fashion peeps!
When I was in LA in October, I found a really unique sweater/cardigan that I instantly fell in love with and as I was just browsing the web, I came across it again on www.shopintuition.com. It’s a very versatile wrap and gives a snuggie feel when you wear it.
$75.00

GET THIS ASAP!!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 2, 2009 by Taliah

Okay fashionistas, so I am in Phoenix right now and of course I HAD to take a visit to Scottsdale for some bougie pleasure. Well I walk in to Barney’s New York and had an impromptu beauty fest. With their unique list of designers for make-up lines, i felt the need to try most of them out. While doing that, i ran across the Deborah Lippmann nail collection (Lippmann Collection) and FELL absolutely in love with this new color, “Happy Birthday.” Apparently, this line sells out fast and they were sold out!! Mad!

I strongly encourage you to try this out but i doubt if your local nail shop carries it, so pretty please purchase it!