Here @ NoirLace, its my duty to salute fashion & beauty. And Sanaa Lathan is flawless! Check her out rockin' Herve' Leger @ the BET Awards show post-party. I'm heart the noir dress w/ the gold platform sandals. The hair is working! She looks effortlessly fly (and styled by The Doll :-) Work!
Is this what Kanye meant by "when you try hard, is when you die hard?" Check out Lala shopping in L.A. It appears that her crouch is eating her shorts, lmao! Clearly, the short-shorts trend is not for her. Stop it!
Always enticing the eye with a new silhouette, Alexander McQueen is the king of fantasy fashion. Check out my favorite looks from his Resort 2010 collection. I'm soooooo loving the geometric patterns. The leggings are insane and the yellow/noir a-line dress is perfection. McQueen appears to be constantly inspired. And through his work, he's always an inspiration to me. Love it!
Rihanna is always ahead of the fashion game. Check her out rockin' a bag from Alexander Wang's new accessories line. Debuting in the fall, Ri Ri has already copped a piece. Wang just released photos of the line via Facebook two weeks ago (previously posted on NoirLace). Shout-out to Ri-Ri's stylist for being on her ish. Work!
There were a lot of misses @ last night's Bet Awards---but I believe this takes the cake. Keyshia, Keyshia, Keyshia nice try but its not Easter in Oakland (in 1996, lol!). This look is way tooo matchy. Also, I despise the closed-toe shoe choice. No worries though KC, I'm in Atlanta---hire me.
Fall/winter is looking up. Check out these suede sandals by Yves Saint Laurent ($930 via www.saks.com). The design is sooo intricate and the suede is lush. I heart a good nude shoe, almost as much as I heart YSL. Love 'em!
Michael Jackson had a major influence on music & fashion. Signature looks like his military garb, single glove, penny loafers, dark shades, and leather jacket are staples. Check out this vintage MJ-inspired jumpsuit (currently bidding @ $102.50 via www.ebay.com). It's still hard to believe he's gone. One thing's for sure, Michael Jackson will live on forever.
Gucci is taking the Jackie bag to a new level. Check out this super-haute bag from fall/winter '09 ($3250 via www.gucci.com). I'm in love w/ this bag. I'm salivating over the color and the embossed "guccissima" monogram. The tassels and hardware---to die! Where's a boss, when you need one? Love it!
Looking for a showstopper? Check out Max Kibardin's fringe pump ($860 via www.saks.com). I love the muted-grey color and the layers of fringe. Add nude or grey nail polish and be prepared for constant stares. Love 'em!
If you were unaware, Alexander Wang is one of the hottest, new designers. Celebrities like Rihanna, The Olsens, and Ciara adore Wang. And with the addition of his new accessories collection, more fashionistas can indulge. Check out my favorite picks from the upcoming fall '09 line. I'm sooooo feeling the colors and the supple leather. The cocoa duffle bag and the leather vest is complete insanity. I admire his ability to mix opulence with edge. I can't wait for this release. Love it!
As I always say, noir is the sexiest color. And the house of Gucci, damn sure knows sex. Check out their ad for fall '09. Featuring model Anja Rubik, this ad is all about the new crocodile Jackie bag. Now, this is how you pose and show accessories. Its sexy, its noir, its Gucci! Love it!
Who knew MCM was still making haute ish? Check out the Princess Lion medium shopper ($465 via www.bloomingdales.com). I love the modern look, incorporated into the throwback brand. Add some bamboo earrings and a four-finger ring & channel your inner 80's fly girl. Sweeeeet!
Don't be alarmed! Your eyes aren't deceiving you. Retail giant H&M has teamed up w/ Tamara Mellon of Jimmy Choo to produce a collection. The limited edition collection will include shoes, accesories and clothing. Debuting on November 14th, items from this epic collaboration will sell-out fast. Fashionistas mark your calendars!
Each Monday, NoirLace is guaranteed to bring the ladies (or gents, work--lol!) the fiercest footwear. And for those that don't have "Each Monday" money, here's a chance to cop the NL look for less. Check out the Roller sandals by Jeffrey Campbell ($90 via www.needsupply.com). These are a subtle but nicely-done knock-off of the Givenchy Cut-out Shoe Boots. And for a fraction of the price, you too can indulge. Love 'em!
Can you say "dangerous"? Check out Loeffler Randall's Mabel Very Strappy Open Toe Booties ($695 via www.shopbop.com). I love the snakeskin-embossed leather and the neutral colors. These are certified killer. Love 'em!
The House of Louis Vuitton is known for opulence. And with each collection, Marc Jacobs aka The Mad Scientist, always serves up decadence. Check out these looks from Louis Vuitton Resort 2010. This is pure insanity! I'm salivating over the round-toe navy pumps. And scrunched boots are to die! MJ ever ceases to amaze me. Love it X 3!
Mrs. Carter is the, undisputed, flyest chick in the game. Check her out, shopping in London, rockin' a sick jumper. Notice the Louis Vuitton tribal sandals & LV bag. I'm loving the shades. They can't eff w/ The Big Bey! Work!
Can you say "killer"? Check out the Giuseppe Zanotti cut-out shoe boots ($850 via www.net-a-porter.com). With a six inch heel & two inch platform, these are sure to kill the crowd & your feet. Love 'em!
GermanVogue has dedicated their entire June '09 issue to the fierce & fabulous Heidi Klum. I must say, the cover is super-haute! The magazine features 140 pages edited & exclusively featuring the uber-model/designer/tv host. The German must really appreciate their biggest style icon (as we do). Work!
Project Runway winner, Leanne Marshall, is a dynamic & innovative designer. Check out my favorite looks from her fall '09 collection. Like her winning PR collection, Marshall has incorporated architectural elements into her design. I love her use of color & sustainable fabrics. Her garments are very intricately-detailed but seem easy-to-wear. With her organic initiative and creativity, she's sure to have a promising career. (visit Leanne Marshall's website @ www.leanimal.com)
Check out my favorite looks from Marc Jacobs Resort 2010. This collecton looks soooo effortless, fun, and chic. I always love MJ's use of prints. And with this showing, he didn't disappoint The Doll. Like many other designers, he is pushing the envelope w/ the platforms. Overall, this is a dope collection. Love it!
If you were unaware, Lil' Kim is a fashion icon. And apparently the make-up artists @ Dior Beauty recognize the Queen. Check her out in Santa Monica, yesterday, @ Dior Beauty's luncheon. She was looking tooo fierce in all noir (notice the lace, lol!). I love the Gucci clutch and sandals. Big mama always gives you fashion. Work!
In a new ad campaign for spring/summer '09, Christian Louboutin throws it back to the Victorian Era. Shot by renowned photographer, Peter Lippmann, each shoe is accompanied by some "very vintage" artifacts. This campaign is sure to command attention---just like those famous red bottoms. Love it!
Who needs a model, when the CFDA nominees can serve as their own muse? In a new photo spread for the CFDA journal, this year's nominees rock their own designs. Marc Jacobs (show above) in the bunny ears from Louis Vuitton fall '09, Jason Wu in a emerald dress, the designers from Proenza Schouler sporting handbags as boxing gloves, etc.... The spread is just as inspiring as the designers. Love it!
Don't expect to see Rihanna gracing the cover of Vogue anytime soon. After meeting Anna Wintour at this year's Costume Institute Gala, Rihanna was extended a cover opportunity. However, nude pics of the singer/fashionista appeared on the internet shortly after and the offer was quickly retracted. Can you say "disappointment"? I'm sure the spread would have been phenomenal. :-(
I'm all about inspiration but damn---Juicy is totally bitting Gucci with this one. The colors, shape, hardware, and floral is screaming GUCCI! The creative team @ Juicy Couture needs a spanking. H8ted it!