Thursday, December 20, 2007

Yummy Item of the Day: Floral Sweater Earwarmer.

Yes my lovies, Winter is just beginning and the days are getting shorter & colder, often leaving you feeling blah and ho hum. But don't worry I found the perfect accessory to keep your precious little ears all toasty while still remaining stylish! Urban Outfitters is just the best! They have a soft knit sweater material earwarmer with a large floral detail on the side. How cutesy is that? Need some variety? The earwarmer comes in three shades ; raspberry. snow. and black. FYI: You won't find this item in your local UO, you have to purchase it exclusively online at And it's certainly pocket friendly only stripping you of $24.00 bucks! Happy shopping.

Major Bite: Karl Lagerfeld + Eyewear in 2008.

The World Looks More Beautiful Thru Tinted Glasses.
It's gotta be the shades. Honestly, when have you ever seen fashion extraordinare designer Karl Lagerfeld WITHOUT his dark shades? [ moment of silence ] That's right you never have, lol. It's pretty much become his trademark. "Dark glasses are like portable eye shadow and the world looks more beautiful through tinted glasses. Everybody looks 10 years younger," states Karl Lagerfeld. "That is why I wear dark glasses always."

It was leaked back in the Summer months that Mr. Lagerfeld would be launching his own collection of men's & women's eyewear in partnership Marchon Eyewear, one of the most prominent eyewear companies around. Well, the wait is over kiddies! January of 2008 will be the launch of the first collection from Lagerfeld with his sunwear collection. The new collection has been developed in collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld and the design duo Christian Roth and Eric Domege. The second collection will consist of optical eyewear in the Spring. I expect nothing but perfection from each collection! Kinda makes me want to wear glasses again. Just so I can tell people, Yeah I'm wearing my Lagerfeld's honey, lol.

The Juice: Designers Against AIDS + H&M.


Jade Jagger and Katharine Hamnett have joined forces with the likes of the Scissor Sisters, Rihanna and Timbaland to create a new collection - Fashion Against AIDS - with H&M. All the artists involved have participated free of charge to design a range of T-shirts, tank tops and hoodies for the project, which was initiated by charitable organization Designers Against AIDS. The aim of the organization is to raise awareness of the spread of HIV/AIDS among young people. The pieces run the gamut from subtle patterns representing those affected to more overt means of getting the message across; a contribution from Hamnet - a T-shirt emblazoned with "Use a condom!" - is typically vocal.

"It's a collection that's rich in color, with considerable commitment going into every garment," explains H&M's head of design, Margareta van den Bosch. "The artists have created personal prints with a strong sense of style." And with a top price of $19.99, there's no excuse for not getting involved. H&M's Fashion Against AIDS range will be available from February as part of its younger-end Divided label, with 25 per cent of the proceeds going to HIV/AIDS-prevention projects around the world. For more information, visit

Source: Vogue UK Daily News

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Juice: Prada is Coming to the Stock Market.

Prada Adds Some Fashion Sense to the Stock Market.
The Italian fashion house Prada, which has shelved plans to go public five times since 2001, says it will try again next year.

The company said today that its board has approved plans to list on the Milan stock market. It has named Intesa Sanpaolo, UniCredit, and Goldman Sachs as joint global coordinators and bookrunners. Mediobanca will be an adviser.

According to Women's Wear Daily, Prada's chief executive, Patrizio Bertelli, said in a statement, "We are heading toward a new era in the company's history, with solid development potential on the basis of strong momentum already shown by our results in the first semester of 2007."

Most of Prada, which also includes the Miu Miu label and Church's shoes, is owned by Miuccia Prada, her partner Bertelli, and members of their family. The company earned $104 million in 2006.

Last year, the company sold a 5 percent stake to Banca Intesa, valuing Prada at 2 billion euros, or nearly $3 billion.

Luxury-goods companies have done well in recent years. But the housing slump and credit crunch, which have already weighed on consumer spending in general, may start to move up the income ladder. Still, demand from the new rich in Russia and Asia may continue to stoke demand for fashion labels—and perhaps demand for Prada shares next year, as well.


Tasty Trend Watch: Black, Black + More Black....

For the fall season, I must say I was beyond excited to see a burst of bold colors shine through! If you think about fall fashion, your wardrobe normally consists of nothing but gray, brown, tan and the you-can-never-go-wrong-with BLACK. In the midst of the Winter season, I've noticed that the same celebrities who lit up the red carpets with jewel tones, prints and color have gone back to basic black for a brief moment. Not that there's anything wrong with black. I see why it's so heavily worn - it's basically goes with ANYTHING and it's an instant fix for hiding those few holiday pounds you packed on; Black gives the appearance of a smaller silhouette, of course. Works for me!

Major Bite: Jurnee Smollett + Vanity Fair.

I'm so so pleased to see Jurnee Smollett starting to catch some buzz in the entertainment world. I've watched this blossoming young actress grow up right before my eyes it seems like! From the sidekick friend to Stephanie Tanner on Full House, to a lead role in Eve's Bayou, to the more recent appearance in the movie Roll Bounce. She will soon add to her growing resume (which looks like her best role yet) the upcoming flick, The Great Debaters. To add to the excitement, she's also been the chosen starlet to be featured Vanity Fair's Vanities section! The section which features up & coming actresses to look out for showcasing her a 1950's pinup type glamour shot. She's looks stunning! I expect nothing but huge things for this gorgeous gal in the future. Look out world!

Yummy Item of The Day: "Makeup Not War" Tee.

I haven't done a "Yummy item of the day" in a few days which a couple of you readers have been asking me about! Guess you guys like seeing the items I randomly stumble upon in my daily fashion browsing, lol. Anywho, there's a uber haute women's streetwear line, DimePiece which creates some fantabulous graphic tees & more recently hoodies in their collection. For the winter season, the ladies of DimePiece are serving up an exclusive limited edition t-shirt just in time for the holidays and it's stamped with a great message! "Make Up Not War"! Peep the design on the shirt! It's too fierce, right? I love the lipstick theme. Pure Hauteness. Just a heads up - There are only 100 of these tee's being made. Visit to get this tee & while you're there check out the other haute tee's from this season's collection + past collections! ;)

Retail Price = $40.00

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Juice: Vivienne Westwood + Herve Leger Back On the Runway!


Fashion Icon/Designer Vivienne Westwood is to return to the London catwalk - after almost a decade away. The eccentric British designer will show her Red Label women's wear collection for autumn and winter 2008 at London Fashion Week next February (08). Westwood - who last showed her collection at London Fashion Week in 1998 - says, "The sales of all our lines are increasing and we decided that Red Label, which is successful worldwide and so popular in the U.K., should have its own show." She follows in the steps of designers Matthew Williamson and Luella Bartley, who both returned to the event this September (07) after several years away.
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Recently revived iconic 1990's fashion label Herve Leger is set for a catwalk comeback next year, when U.S based French designer Max Azria sends his new designs for the house down the runway for the first time since the mid nineties. "I've spent the last year focusing on redesigning and reinventing the brand, while staying true to the house's heritage," he said to fashion industry insiders WWD recently. His designs for his own collection (pictured) are usually hippy floaty numbers, while Herve Leger is famously all about body con, bandage-esque tight lycra.

The Scoop: Emporio Armani "Diamonds" Launch in Milan.


As if you didn't know that already, Beyonce Knowles has painted quite the reminder in her Emporio Armani scent "Diamonds" AD campaign. I am in LOVE with that commercial, I sing along every time it comes on TV, lol. Beyonce first launched the fragrance here in the states back in August in NYC. She headed back overseas yesterday with Mr. Armani himself in Milan, Italy to launch the fragrance at Rinascente's flagship in Piazza Duomo.

Major Bite: January Magazine Covers Wrap-Up.

Okay, so I've been stalking the newsstands like a crazy ex impatiently waiting for the January magazine covers to drop! I must report that I've been pretty impressed with what I've seen as yet. My favorite cover so far has hands down been Victoria Beckham on the cover of ELLE. I was so ecstatic I almost knocked an old lady over just to grab my hands on this issue simply because Mrs. Beckham graced the main page. (Okay that didn't really happen i kid, i kid! lol) I must say she killed it like it was nobody's business on the inside editorial pics - serving up nothing but high fashion! Look for yourself. She should really consider becoming a model full-time especially after she murders those upcoming Marc Jacob Spring Ads! In for a close second, was Mrs. Cruise, I mean Katie Holmes. Man, I remember when she was just tomboyish old Joey from Dawson's Creek. Even though that was just her character, Katie didn't really shy too far from Joey's sense of tomboyish looks in her own personal style. I guess when you marry someone like Tom Cruise, you get an automatic upgrade in the fashion factor. I can't hate because she is doing it! Her look is so polished and classic. That's what I love about her, Katie does her own thing & doesn't rely heavily on what's trendy! The other covergirls of the month include: Hilary Swank (who's cover SLAYS by the way, OMG) on the cover of W Magazine, Hilary Duff covers Cosmo, Alicia Keys blows things up in Giant Mag, Kate Hudson flashes that gorgeous smile on the cover of Vogue & 2007's "It" Girl Rihanna looks fierce on Allure's cover. Ahem, am I the only one who is kinda over Rihanna? She did it HUGE this year but it's time for something new. What's next? We'll have to wait and see what '08 brings.

Extra Bite.....
Is it just me or are the magazine covers from overseas normally 10x better than the ones here in the US? lol. I mean like seriously, the Harpers Bazaar Japan Cover with JLO is beyond fierce! Whew.

Designer Dish of the Week: Salte by Najwa Moses.


Najwa Moses - Salte earrings creator/designer & creator of Styleaholics.

Hey my fashionable lovies! Sorry things have been slow on the blog but as you know, Christmas is next week so I've been shopping like a mad woman. Hope you all got your shopping done & out the way (unlike me, lol.) Well, if you feel like splurging on a gift for yourself for the holidays, why not check out this haute new collection of earrings, SALTE by Najwa Moses. I frequent the website quite often (Najwa's site) and saw a link to her collection! The earrings are fierce yall - I wouldn't steer you wrong! All the earrings are made from 100% leather and cut, sewn, painted and put together by Najwa herself! Her first collection is entitled, The Hollywood Set featuring the many roles in the fashion industry such as: the celebrity, the BFF, the agent, the stylist and of course the BLOGGER! I loveee the theme! You can steal you a pair at - earrings range between $25-95 a pair. Get the shopping!

"The Celebrity" - $95.00

"The Stylist" - $46.35

"The Publicist" - $61.80

"The Agent" - $61.80