Monday, August 31, 2009

Rihanna's Italian Vogue Spread

As previously posted on NoirLace, Rihanna is starring as muse for Vogue Italia's upcoming extreme couture supplement. Here's a sneak peek @ the editorial. Overall, I think it's risque' but fierce! I must say, the pasties & panties are a bit much. It's definitely extreme & absolutely couture! Work!

Shoe of the Week

What's better than noir lace Christian Louboutin booties? Not much, trust! Check out the Paola lace ankle boots ($1,155 via These are insane on soooo many levels! Mr. Louboutin proves again, why he is the master. Love 'em!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rihanna for Italian Vogue

Rihanna's appeal is internationally ubiquitous. Check her out starring in the extreme couture supplement of Vogue Italia's September issue. The r&b starlet didn't make the main issue, but the supplement's cover looks fabulous! Can't wait to see the rest of the editorial. Work!

Honorable Mention: Lady Gaga

Say what you will regarding Lady Gaga but, she always serves-up the fashion. Check her out on the streets, rockin' noir leather. Stylistically speaking, this look is genius! The classic houndstooth scarf & pencil skirt, compliment the avant-gardish cone bra (an ode to Madonna). Also, the studded, oversized YSL bag is amazing!!! Clearly, her stylist reads NoirLace, lol! Work!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Gryson for MCM

MCM is pumping some new blood into their line for Spring 2010. The luxurious European accessories giant has teamed up w/ designer Joy Gryson (of Target fame, etc...) to create a collection of handbags. Dubbed MCM New York, the line's price point will range from $695 to $2,800. Exclusively available @ Saks Fifth Avenue & MCM's NYC boutique, the bags have the formula for fabulous. If they're anything like the chained-snakeskin confection, being rocked by Coco Rocha in the above pic, this collaboration could be monumental. Can't wait!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Le Nouveau Noir

There's a fresh force dominating the world of fashion. I've dubbed Chanel Iman, Arlenis Sosa, Jourdan Dunn and Sessilee Lopez "Le Nouveau Noir" (the new black). Check out the stunning quartet, posing for I.D. magazine's autumn '09 issue. Don't they look haute? Work!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Cassie for DimePiece Fall '09

Apparently, the visionaries of Dimepiece ( share my artistic affection for Cassie. I wanted her as muse for my fall/winter shoot, unfortunately DP has a little more cake than The Doll, lol! Check her out the shining as the sole model for DimePiece's fall/winter '09 lookbook. Her edgy, soft look makes the subpar clothing look exceptional. Clearly, she should give up the studio for the runway. Work!

The Rachel Zoe Project

Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe is coming back to t.v. tonight. The Rachel Zoe Project premieres on Bravo! @ 10ET/9C. Brad, Taylor & of course hubby Roger will be returning for the second season. Stay tuned stylistas! As RZ is sure to bring the opulence of fashion. I die!

Shoe of the Week

The house of Givenchy knows innovation. Check out the Zip-detailed leather sandals ($750 via I love the edgy, block heel. Also, the gold zipper detail, adds a touch of glam. These would be sick w/ lace lbd (little black dress), creating a magnificent mix of hard & soft. Love 'em!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Project Runway Season 6

The wait is over! Project Runway season six premieres tonight on Lifetime (10pm eastern). I'm soooooo excited! Tune in ladies!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Rachel|Rachel Roy Reaches Retail

The remarkable Rachel Roy has teamed up with retail giant Macy's to bring cutting-edge fashion to the masses. Rachel/Rachel Roy is a more affordable version of the designer's signature line. The collection features apparel, jewelry, handbags and even footwear. Available online & stores now, RRR is super-chic & ultra-stylish. So check out it ladies, as it's sure to sell out fast!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Christian Siriano X Payless Take 3

After months of anticipation, the Christian Siriano for Payless collection is now available. As I forewarned, the shoes are a much more "consumer-friendly" version of those featured in Siriano's fall/winter '09/'10 runway show. The footwear looks more like Payless cheap and less like Christian Siriano chic. Needless to say, I won't be buying. Hated it!

Rachel Zoe for QVC

If you watched the first season of "The Rachel Zoe Project", you'd know RZ is venturing into the world of accessories. The famous stylist has joined QVC to launch a line of jewelry, scarves and sunglasses. Items will be featured @ next month's NY Fashion Week, then available on QVC in October. So stay tuned stylistas! This line is sure to be as fabulous as RZ, herself. Can't wait!

Shoe of the Week

Fall is rapidly approaching. Time to cop some fierce footwear for the season. Check out the Chloe suede lace-up ankle boots ($695 via Reminiscent of the classic Timberland, this boot is a hybrid of street & chic. Love 'em!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Ashley Tisdale Rockin' Alexander Wang's Coco Bag

I may loose it, if I don't find this bag soon. Check out Ashley Tisdale rockin' the Alexander Wang coco duffle. I'm kinda obsessed w/ this bag. Its been sold-out, since the week of its inception. And this High-School Musical star is one of the lucky few to own one. Love it!

Honorable Mention: Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie always serves up fashion a la mode. Check her out @ the premiere of Inglourious Basterds rocking Michael Kors. The noir leather strapless dress fits her perfectly. And Christian Dior gladiator sandals were an excellent compliment. This look was fierce, polished & sexy. I couldn't have styled it better myself. Work!

It's On! Gilt Fuse

Fashionistas, you can exhale now. Gilt Fuse is finally here! Launching today, GF featured sales from Kova & T, Modern Amusement, and Generra. As you know, you need an invite to shop Gilt's exclusive sales ( Add this site to your favorite online shopping sites. As its sure, to offer the high-fashion look for less.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Leighton Loves Louis

Gossip Girl's queen bee, Leighton Meester is fashion-forward both on & off camera. Check her out @ the Teen Choice Awards in Louis Vuitton Resort 2010. The red Brian Atwood platforms were the perfect set-off. Meester also wore a LV ensemble to this year's Costume Institute Gala. This look may have been a little too chic for the TCA's but, KUDOS for giving the kids fashion. Work!

Shoe of the Week

These are soooo rockstar! Check out the Giuseppe Zanotti Swarovski cutout sandals ($1,150 via Remember this shoe, as you're sure to see it being rocked by fabulous stylistas soon. Love 'em!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Super-Dope Hauteness!!!

I've always believed a t-shirt could be as fabulous as an evening gown. Check out this super-dope Marilyn cotton skull t-shirt by Alexander McQueen ($265 via I love the skull/Marilyn Monroe hybrid. Add a noir leather mini, nude Louboutins, gold jewelry & prepare to kill the crowd. Love it!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Amber Rose Rockin' Alexander Wang

Apparently, Amber Rose reads NoirLace. Check her out, walking the streets of NYC rockin' this banging-azz vest from Alexander Wang's fall '09 accessories collection. She paired it w/ noir skinny pants & neon Reebok freestyles. She always looks effortlessly fly. Work!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Rodarte for Target

Kate & Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte will be the next designers to collaborate with Target. The 55-piece collection will debut on December 20. Prices will range from $9.99 to $79.99. This is kinda like a BIG deal! Rodarte is definitely one of the hautest, emerging American fashion houses. Here's a chance to get their refined look for less. Can't wait!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Honorable Mention: Diane Kruger

This is the look Rihanna was going for, when she showed up @ the Costume Institute Gala looking foolish. Check out actress Diane Kruger @ a movie premiere in Australia, rocking Chanel. She made androgyny look soooo chic! The peep-toe Christian Louboutin sandals were a perfect compliment. The fit is amazing! I couldn't have styled it better, myself. Work!

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Zoe Report

Celebrity stylist & reality tv star, Rachel Zoe, is launching an e-newsletter. "The Zoe Report" debuts tomorrow. Subscribers will receive daily emails from RZ about fashion, beauty & style. To sign-up, visit In the words of RZ, herself, this is gonna be "bananas!"

Alexander Wang Launches E-Commerce

With each week, Alexander Wang is gaining more & more fashion notoriety. Stylistas, worldwide, will now have another channel to purchase Wang's cutting-edge pieces. will debut its e-Commerce section this Wednesday. Featured items will include: handbags, footwear, and other web exclusives. I wonder if they'll have some of the famed & sold-out coco duffel bags available. A girl can only wish!

Shoe of the Week

Ladies, as you know, sometimes we have to switch it up. Check out these haute, leopard-print flats by Jimmy Choo ($365 via I love the bright yellow & noir color combination. Also, the metal plate adds flavor to the back. These are a great way to look stylish, while giving your feet a rest. Love 'em!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Current Obsession: Vintage Gucci

Recently, I've developed an obsession w/ vintage Gucci. I've been perusing eBay & came across these lovely accessories. The amazing horsebit, doorknockers earrings are currently bidding @ $8.60, the clutch @ $50 & the watch @ $41. Each auction has a couple days to go, so wish me luck. I'd love to add these dope pieces to my collection. Love 'em! Coupon Codes

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