Category Archives: Fashion Spotlight

Carli Bybel x Miss Guided Collection

By: TaLesha Oliver

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Another beauty vlogger and major company collaborates yet again. Only this time it is not a cosmetics company is a fashion company. Youtuber Carli Bybel and Miss Guided collaborate and created a limited edition collection with 50 summer pieces filled with pastels like pink, mint green, white, nudes and more. Last year the beauty and fashion guru teamed up with BH Cosmetics and launched her Carli Bybel Palette and now she has collaborated with Miss Guided. Now her collection is limited edition for this summer only, so you might want to go ahead and get your greedy little hands on the collection right now. Carli did post a video giving us a teaser of her fabulous collection. Miss Guided is already known for having one of a kind, affordable pieces, but Carli made sure that she created this collection with love and passion. I took a peak at the collection and it is so chic and amazing. Now this website did break the last time I was on it so if is still broken keep refreshing it and get your hands on this beautiful collection, then head over to BH Cosmetics and get that Carli Bybel palette.

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Get the Look: Khloe Kardashian and Slight Fedora Obsession

By: TaLesha Oliver

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Over the weekend Khloe Kardashian hit the town in LA and everyone wondering how they can recreate her look. The reality star posted a photo on her Instagram stating that she has a “slight fedora obsession.” Fedoras never go out of style, however it seems like everyone has gotten their hands on one ever since Beyoncé dropped her “Formation” video February 6, 2016. She was seen leaving Casa Vega in LA wearing a beige fedora hat, nude bodysuit, distressed jeans, and a pair of $375 Jennifer Le Razor Heels. The silver pumps are handmade with Austrian crystals, with silver spikes. Now if you can afford these fabulous shoes then go ahead and purchase them when they restock. However, if you are a college student and is balling on a budget, no worries because you can still get this look. Below is some similar item from different stores for an affordable price. You can purchase them items from Fashion Nova, LolaShoetique and Forever 21. Enjoy Ladies!

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ESPYs Red Carpet Glam

Written by: TaLesha Oliver

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Last night the ESPY’s went down and it was epic, per usual. The ESPY’s are basically the Grammy’s of sports. Last night our favorite athletes and their wives slayed the red carpet last night. Let’s not waste any time with the small talk and get started.

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Ayesha Curry gave us body last night in a maroon lace, high-low dress and nude pumps, while her hubby Steph Curry wore a navy blue velvet blazer.

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Actress Gabrielle Union slayed in a long-sleeve, black lace, see-through August Getty gown with bodysuit underneath with her boo thang Dwayne Wade.

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Newlyweds Ciara and Russell Wilson made their first red carpet appearance since they tied the knot about two weeks ago. Ciara wore a baby pink Roberto Cavalli gown with a sequin bodice with a plunging neckline.

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Lindsey Vonn looked amazing and chic. She sported a Michael Costello jumpsuit with sequin pants and black cape.

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Jordan Clarkson from the LA Laker cleaned up really nice last night in pin striped suit. I think I have a small crush on him.

7 Style Tips for Fashionistas

Written by: TaLesha Oliver

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A lot people believe that it is expensive to be fashionable, not true. A lot of people believe that being fashionable means perfection, not true. There are so many myths that people believe about fashion that is just completely absurd. The key, is that some of our fellow fashionista are able to manage. Here are some helpful habits and tricks to help you look polished and confident. It’s not about having a bunch of clothes or paying your rent money on a pair of Giuseppe’s. It all starts with you and what you have at home. Allow me to help you.

  1. Plan your outfit the night before. This is just essential to everyday life. This gives you time to be creative and put different things together to create a completely new outfit.
  2. Proper undergarments are essential. You can have the perfect outfit, but if you do not have the right undergarments it can all fall apart. Think of under garments as the foundation of your outfit.
  3. Look at other fashionistas for tips and ideas. I’m sure all of you have an Instagram account. Follow different fashion blogs or accounts to give you different ideas.
  4. Wear clothes that fit. This is very important because what will look right on you might not be a fit for me.
  5. Have a statement piece. Every outfits needs to have a “wow factor”. The “WOW factor” can be your makeup look or your shoes. The choice is yours.
  6. Take care of your clothes. That’s just simply good hygiene. Wash and iron your clothes, the dusty look is not cute
  7. Have an all-purpose item. This should be your go-to, emergency fit. You should have all-purpose shoes, dresses, tops, and skirt. You want to wear these items to work then happy hour.

TBT: Happy Birthday Lena Horne

By: TaLesha Oliver

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If you do not know who Lena Horne is you need to get your entire life. Lena Horne was a fashion and beauty icon, while being an activist in this country. Today we celebrate 99 years of Lena Horne. On June 30,1917 an icon was born, her name was Lena Mary Calhoun Horne. She was born to a middle class family in Brooklyn, New York. As we all know Lena Horne was gorgeous and at the age of 16 her grandmother encouraged her to audition for the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York. She became a dancer in the chorus line and became a solo singer during her two years at the club. While there she performed with jazz legends like, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, and Duke Ellington. In 1942 she moved to Los Angeles, California to perform, but there was still discrimination happening at the time. If a black actor received a contract it either did not have longevity or they would land stereotypical roles like being a slave or maid. However, Ms. Lena Horne said, no honey, and broke down barriers in the entertainment industry. Not only did her beauty land her roles, but she undeniably talented. She started in the musical “Stormy Weather” and “Cabin Fever” in which she starred in. Lena was very active during the Civil Rights Movement and participated in The March of Washington in 1963. She landed the iconic role as “The Good Witch Glenda” in “The Wiz” and she was a woman show when she performed on Broadway in her musical, “Lena: The Lady and Her Music”. Lena is a respected legend in the entertainment and beauty industry. On May 9, 2010 Lena Horne passed away in Manhattan, New York.

Beyoncé’s BET Surprise

By: TaLesha Oliver

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Everyone who knows me is aware of my unconditional love for Beyoncé, I am a loyal fan. Last night she blew me away and gave me my entire life when she surprised us at the 2016 BET Awards when she opened the show performing her powerful hit “Freedom” with one of the greatest rappers, Kendrick Lamar. Throughout the week there were speculations on whether she would attend the show or not, but on the red carpet her Formation dancers shut it down making a grand entrance to the show, which left everyone lit with anticipation. The Queen wore a black lace leotard with fringe sleeves, and braids paying tribute to her African roots. The last time we saw Beyoncé at the BET Awards was in 2012 where she did not perform, but she did win awards with her hubby, Jay-Z. That last time she was physically on the BET stage was in 2009. Let’s take a look at her past BET Awards performance looks.

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Here is Beyoncé in 2003 in her first solo performance on the BET stage performing “Crazy in Love” with her boo Jay.

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Beyoncé showed us she was all woman in her final BET performance with Destiny’s Child wearing a neutral tone dress hugging her curves as Terrence Howard was receiving his life.

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In 2006 she performed Déjà vu as the show opener wearing a silver two piece and Diana Ross hair.

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She performed “Get Me Bodied” in 2007 wearing a two-piece gold metal outfit like a robot.

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Beyoncé in 2009 performing “Broken-Hearted Girl” wearing a white leotard and wired skirt and veil.