With his very own unique fashion sense in tack, Miguel takes VEVO on a journey to along with his stylist to one of his favorite stores Opening Ceremony in Los Angeles. During the feature he lets us in on what moves him and what doesn’t when it comes to fashion.
Watch the vid below as Miguel tries on different outfits all while explaining what influences his style.
Since establishing itself in 1899, the retail brainchild of a French immigrant has emerged itself into becoming one of the top luxury department stores amongst the fashion Gods. What started out as a little tailoring shop in downtown Manhattan over the years gained the respect and admiration from many of the high-end fashion designers in the world.
The store which sits on Fifth street between 57th and 58th street, boasts top quality customer service, a luxury spa, and café. It houses several designer boutiques such as Gucci, Yves Saint Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Tom Ford, and Chanel. Although being in competition with other luxury retail department stores, Bergdorf Goodman remains the top choice for many celebrities because of the exclusivity of their merchandise and service provided.
Now, fashionistas have the chance to look inside this fashion monument in a upcoming documentary. Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf’s will dive into the fashion world as seen from the stores view and industry friends. In conjunction with the film project, The Fashion Spot will house an online stream of the film on their website and a $500 reader sweepstakes. To view a small preview of the film and enter the contest, go to http://www.thefashionspot.com/scatter-my-ashes. The contest starts today and will run through April 29.
Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf’s will premier in select theaters on May 3.
Singer-model Cassie is upping the ante on her grind.
Fresh off the release of her mixtape #RockaByeBaby, the Bad Boy diva has now been name the new spokesmodel for the fashion brand Forever 21. The first images of her debut for the brands Spring 2013 collection have been released and as she does with most anything she wears, she rocks it.
Check out a few of Cassie’s other Forever 21 looks below.
While Cassie got Forever 21 covered, Beyonce is getting her Sasha Fierce on in the new 2013 Summer Campaign for fashion brand H&M.
Bey is doing her thing as the new face of the brands swimwear line. Check out some of shots of Beyonce rocking the cute swimsuits during her photo shoot in the Bahamas for the campaign.
Check out some of her images below.
Chicago native and T.R.U. University signee, Richie Cap.1 (or Cap.1) is set to release his own clothing line soon. Caviar Dreamz is the brainchild of Cap.1 and collaborator Frost. The brand will give men a more flashy, colorful, and exquisite option to the everyday hoodie, sweatshirts, and hats. According to DJSmallz.com, Caviar Dreamz’s clothing line will include leather materials such as ostrich, python, and crocodile. Suede, crushed velvet, and China silk will be used as well to enhance some pieces.
The added touch, however, will be the custom “Buck 50″ hats that will include authentic watch peices, leather straps, and gold hardware. The may range from $150 up to as high as $800.
To see what Cap.1 is bringing to the fashion game, check out DJ Smallz preview below.
Kelly Rowland, Teyana Taylor, Omarion Swag It Out In Black @ BET’s Rip The Runway Red Carpet [Photos]
Ms. Kelly Rowland strutted her stuff in a cute all black piece this week at the taping of BET’s Rip The Runway. Set to air on March 20, Rip The Runway red carpet was gracefully adorned by celebrities such as Jada Pinkett-Smith and son Jaden, Omarion, Teyana Taylor, Meek Mill, and more. This years event was held at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom. In succinct with BET’s mission to cater to the African-American community, surprisingly most of the celebs appeared in black attire this time around.
Check out the hot looks below…
Photos spotted at SingersRoom.com.
Ri Ri is really digging into the fashion world!
Fresh off the heels of the debut of her new clothing line Rihanna for River Island which we told you about here, the Barbados beauty has now snagged a deal with the popular MAC Cosmetics brand.
In the deal, Rihanna’s cosmetic line, RiRi Hearts MAC, will feature four collections that will be released over the next year. The first product scheduled for release next month will be a lipstick called RiRi Woo in honor of Ri’s favorite MAC shade, Ruby Woo.
About her dive into the cosmetics world especially considering she was also named as a creative partner for the project, Rihanna shares her excitement saying, “I really got to play. There’s so much to choose from, and you can mix different textures with different colors and different greens in different eye shadows. I learned so much about the detail of makeup and what makes things look different. What makes it apply different is really important. Every little detail is important.”
Other products in the RiRi Hearts MAC collections will include other shades of lipsticks, eye shadows, blushes and eyelashes
Miss “Unapologetic” Rihanna who is often the talk of the fashion world when it comes to her own unique style now has her own clothing line.
In a joint effort with the British high street retailer River Island, Rihanna launched her line during a London Fashion Week event. The Rihanna for River Island collection is casual, yet chic and in true Ri Ri fashion some pieces are a bit risqué. Items in the collection include midriff mess tops, skirts, slouchy jeans, and dresses.
Check out the video below to see some of the runway action of Ri Ri’s line and hear what she has to say about it all.
The Bronner Brothers Hair Show was in full effect this weekend. The city of Atlanta was officially turned up with highlights, cuts, and the best in hair weaves. Known for her stylish do’s, Diamond took part in the annual festivities to promote her new hair line. Diamond Dior is Diamond’s introduction to the hair business. In conjuction with Pink Blush Hair, the Atlanta rapper new hair line is sure to keep weave wearers spending major stacks for more.
Taking time out for photo ops with the fans, check out a few pics of Diamond at the BBHS 2013…
Congrats to Diamond! We love to see young women making moves. To check out more photos from Diamond’s hair launch, go to www.diamondatl.com.
Italian fashion line, Miu Miu, debuted a cool short film which featured two dynamic African-American actresses. The film, directed by Ava DuVernay, uses a beautiful scenery and creative camera angles to showcase the high end clothing line. “The Door” surprisingly features the lovely Gabrielle Union and Alfre Woodard. As the supporting cast, the 9-minute film co-stars Goapele, Adepero Oduye, and Emayatzy Corinealdi.
“The Door” is one of several short films in Miu Miu’s The Women’s Tales series. The series was a project started by the fashion house two years with the purpose of showcasing the artistic visions of female film directors nationally and internationally. Each director is given the job of incorporating various Miu Miu’s garments while visually capturing the essence of the brand.
Take a look at “The Door” below…
The 55th Grammys Award show went underway last night. Besides tuning in to see the great performances, many people tuned in to see the red carpet arrivals. Who doesn’t love to see the latest in fashion trends on some of our favorite celebrities?!! Get into a few of the looks from last night…
Who ROCKED IT at the 2013 Grammys??
NBA star Carmelo Anthony in collaboration with the Jordan Brand recently released his ninth signature, the Jordan Melo M9.
About the development of the shoe, Anthony said in a press statement, “I love the idea of being locked in, whether I’m on the perimeter or making a move in the post. I want to protect my ankles while not restricting my cutting ability. After working closely with the Jordan Brand team during development stages, the JORDAN MELO M9 fits my game perfectly.”
The Jordan Melo M9 retails for $140 and comes in various colors. Check out the collection below.
Celebs like Kanye West, P. Diddy, and Chad Johnson have courageously worn kilts in public. Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, and others has embraced the whole skinny jeans movement. Now, to take things a step further, men are rocking female leggings. Designers are capitalizing on the fashion trend and creatively coined the name “meggings” to describe this type of pant. Rock artists historically are known to wear tight fitting pants or meggings. But, meggings hit the rap world when A$AP Rocky graced 106 & Park with a long dress shirt and meggings. We’re all for being unique and fashion forward. But, are designers taking it too far?
Check out the video below to hear one guy’s experience while rocking a pair of meggings…
Guys, would you really wear this??
Who needs music when Mariah Carey is counting stacks from other endeavours besides American Idol?!
Word on the curb is that Mariah will now lend her love of all things shiny and bright to OPI. As most of us women know, OPI is a premium nail polish brand that offers the best in colors and other nail products. Like Serena Williams, Mariah will use her celebrity to sell her very own custom nail polishes. Her line will include eight different polishes and is sure to give divas around the world glitter-shine-fabolousness…and all things in between.
Color choices/names will include: “Can’t Let Go” in purple glitter liquid sand; “The Impossible” in red glitter liquid sand; “Stay The Night” in burgundy glitter liquid sand; “Get Your Number” in blue glitter liquid sand; “Sprung” in shimmery copper; “Butterfly Moment” in pale pink; “Anti Bleak” in royal purple; and “Pink Yet Lavender” in chunky pink glitter.
The line is expected to be available for purchase sometime this month (January).
When she’s not putting out mixtapes, Diamond isn’t sitting at home twiddling her fingers. The Atlanta native is out making a few moves that seem to be quite strategic. Hence…her new job as the face of Secret Kisses Lipstick.
Started in 2010, the Florida-based company provides lipstick and lipgloss products that are uniquely colored and targeted to the modern generation. As a great marketing tactic, they’ve contracted young women in entertainment who personifies and represents the culture of women that their products most appeal to. Draya Mitchell, of Basketball Wives of LA, lended her face to SKL and now platinum-rapper Diamond is next.
Diamond said, “I love make-up, every kind of make-up especially lipstick and lip gloss. Secret Kisses is a brand that I have used for some time so to be a part of the Secret Kisses family is an honor”.
“We are extremely pleased to now have Diamond as a part of our growing family”, said Gates, the CEO of Secret Kisses, “Her humble, engaging personality have made her a pleasure to work with so far and her sense of style is a great complement to our brand”.
SKL plans to sponsor several upcoming events and advertisements that will feature Diamond to help promote their over 40 different shades of lipstick and lip gloss. For more information on those events and products, go to www.SecretKissesLipstick.com.
Kudos to Diamond on this great opportunity. To stay updated on her projects, go to www.DiamondAtl.com.
Christmas time is around the corner and many are still perplexed as to what to buy. For men, and some women, one gift that’s always classic and well-received is a watch. Whether it is an expensive Rolex or Breitling or an inexpensive Michael Kors or Swiss, watches are capable of accessorizing any outfit and give you that extra special touch of style.
Check out which “fine” watches Michael Clerizo, of WSJ, picked out as perfect holiday gifts…
Maybach Music Group’s own, Stalley, has entered the fashion game with new clothing line. Monikered after his B.C.G affiliation, the Blue Collar Gang line features affordable attire made for the average man. Currently in Villa stores in the Midwest and East Coast, BCG offers t-shirts, sweat shirts, and hoodies.
“The brand BCG represents blue collar hardworking individuals. People who are family-oriented with family values and self-made attitudes. I want to make a line that represents those people and that is affordable, comfortable, and stylish. Indicative of the environment in Massillon, I was raised in.” – Stalley
The clothing line adorn the graphic designs and custom logo from two counterparts, Ben Ferenz and BJ Betts.
Check out a couple of the BCG peices below:
While some of you may still be caught up in Chris Brown’s personal business, the singer/entrepreneur is on his grind, all about his stacks and out handling his business for real. After recently getting his new foundation Symphonic Love up and running, the *** singer is now taking his love of art and fashion to another level times two.
The first comes by way of his new clothing line, Black Pyramid. The venture is a collaboration with the streetwear brand Pink+Dolphin founders Neima Khaila and Cena Barhaghi. Chris launched the line earlier this week at the Pink Dolphin flagship store in Los Angeles. The apparel collection will primarily consist of hats, t-shirts, and sweats.
Explaining the label’s name, Chris said, “The black pyramid label is basically an unknown art. We really haven’t mastered the art of making a pyramid ourselves, like the ancient ones, so it’s kinda like an unknown art. So I think my painting, my designs, whatever I do fashion wise is unknown to a lot of people.”
In addition to the clothing line, Chris is also upping the ante by recently signing with the Wilhelmina Models with hopes of scoring some endorsements with fashion and beauty brands. “Art and style has always played a significant role in my life—it’s evolved with me throughout my career,” Chris said in a statement. “I’m so happy to join the Wilhelmina team, which has countless successes in the industry, to explore this new avenue.”
About acquiring the artist, a rep for the company said, “Chris Brown is a multifaceted artist with a unique take on style, and we are excited to translate and extend his brand.”
Well there you have it and whether you’re a fan or not, one thing about it and two things for sure…you can’t deny his talent or drive. Keep doing your thing C. Breezy! Gotta Repspect the Grind!
The world of fashion and hair collided Tuesday evening as Gocha Salon celebrated their one-year anniversary. STACKS Magazine was on hand to congratulate the owner, Gocha Hawkins, and her team for becoming one of Atlanta’s premier hair salons in such a short amount of time. Although, Gocha Salon has only occupied their 620 Glen Iris Drive, Ste 108 location for 12 months, their celebrity and non-celebrity clients know first hand what all the rave is about. Frankly put, Ms. Gocha knows how to do some hair. Also known as the “color extraordinaire”, Gocha has been in the hair industry for over 20 years with the awards and reputation that proves she’s one of the best.
So, in true Gocha fashion, the salon celebrated their one-year anniversary at Tags 2 Boutique. Tags is the second store for singer/songwriter/reality star/entreprenuer Kandi Burruss and her business partner Peaches. [Related Post: Kandi and Peaches Open Tags 2 Boutique]. The event featured an awesome fashion show where models looked fierce on the pink runway draped in clothing from Tags. The hostesses for the evening were Kash Howard (model/actress/business owner) and Nikki Nicole ( host of Kandi Koated Nights online talkshow). In addition, Gocha Salon took the time to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month and invited a few beautiful cancer survivors to say a few words of encouragement. When asked what was the reason behind recognizing cancer survivors at the event, Gocha stated…
“We are giving a contribution for Breast Cancer Awareness month because we always keep in mind people who aren’t so fortunate. We try to donate and give services to the cause.”
Besides styling celebrities such as Royce Reed (Basketball Wives Miami), Malaysia Pargo (Basketball Wives LA), and a host of other celebs and video vixens, she is also the official stylist for the Atlanta Hawks cheerleading team. So, guests were treated to a brief performance by the cheerleaders and sounds by DJ Diamond Cutz. Comedian, Rodney Perry and philanthropist Chanita Foster was also in the building to celebrate the occasion with their friend Gocha.
Gocha Salon pulled off a great event with catered dishes and alcohol flowing. But, the fashion show isn’t the end of it! Gocha Salon will continue their celebration this Sunday, October 21 at the salon. So, if you are free, go check them out. In the meantime, peep video coverage of the fashion show and pictures from the event below:
Special thanks to Gocha Salon & Jonelle Media PR!
Transparent aka “sheer” or “see-through” clothing was the talk of the town during New York Fashion Week’s 2013 Spring Collections. Several top designers showcased their sheer garments (i.e. DKNY, BCBG Maz Azria, Victoria Beckham, Carolina Herrera, Rag & Bone, Helmut Lang, Lela Rose, and Jason Wu). With models strutting down the runway in the 2013 spring exclusives, these designers proved that there should be no inhibitions when it comes to what you are wearing.
From pants to embroidered tops, the sheer genius of intricate details and flowing style designs will have woman worldwide eager to wear this fabric. Don’t worry ladies…these styles aren’t just for a sexy night on the town. Sheer has been updated to allow fashionistas pick any time of day to rock these designs. Take a look at a few Polyvore.com thought should hit the forefront of the latest fashion trends….
This morning, the weather was in the 60′s here in Atlanta. Luckily, I had a three quarter length Gap jacket as I arrived back home from Miami. If not, chill bumps would’ve quickly appeared on my arms as I walked out of baggage claim door S5. But, I am not leery of the sudden change of weather. I am ready to embrace it. It is the coming of my favorite season…Fall! And with fall comes great fashion.
The 2012 fall season of warm colors, heavier sport coats, booties, etc is expected to be dramatic and sophisticated. Fashion houses and designers focused in on three key fabrics this year. Those key fabrics are Leather, Leopard, and Lace. All three of these items speaks sexiness. From skinny leg jeans to shift dresses, either one can be paired with other colors to offset the richness of these fabrics. If you dare to standout with sophistication, there are many options to choose from. Here are a few I picked out for the fashionably conscious:
The city of Atlanta got its shine on recently in honor of NFL hall of famer, Deion Sanders. The ’Red & Black Gala’ is the birthchild of Sanders who made a visit into town to introduce his TRUTH foundation. A plethra of celebrities shared in the moment and partied the night away. In tow and decked out in their fancy red and black drobes were the Trina Braxton, Terri Vaughn, Nicci Gilbert-Daniels, Chanita Foster, Neyo and his fiance Monyetta Shaw, Mimi Faust, and many more.
In case you were wondering ways to rock red and black, check out a few style options below:
Photo credit: FreddyO
Forget about hats or a standard headband…the latest fashion trend can help any chick having a bad hair day.
Forehead bands crept up in the fashion world a couple years ago when stars like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie found a clever way to jazz up their looks. From very inexpensive chains or high-end jeweled bands, these bands offers an unique flavor to any outfit. This accessory can be found in any department store or online. If you wish to rock a simple slick-back hairdo, throw in a cute twist with one of these forehead bands.
Check out a few we’ve selected:
Monica & hubby Shannon Brown
Sunday night, the Billboard Music Awards 2012 aired on ABC. This year many of your hottest artists brought hot performances, delightful commentary, and unique fashions. But before the spectacle started inside Las Vegas’s MGM hotel, the red carpet gave us subtle fierceness. Check out a few looks below:
And just in case you didn’t catch the show, here are several of the winners from last night:
Top Artist – Adele
Top Hot 100 Song – Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & Goonrock
Top Billboard 200 Album - “21″ by Adele
Top Duo/Group – LMFAO
Top New Artist – Wiz Khalifa
Top Male Artist - Lil Wayne
Top Female Artist – Adele
Top Hot 100 Artist – Adele
Top Social Artist – Justin Beiber
Top Streaming Artist – Rihanna
Top R&B Artist – Chris Brown
Top Rap Artist – Lil Wayne
Top Dance Artist – Lady GaGa
Top Pop Album – “21″ by Adele
Top R&B Album – “4″ by Beyonce
Top Rap Album – “The Carter IV” by Lil Wayne
Top Dance Album – “Born This Way” by Lady GaGa
Top Radio Song – “Give ME Everything” by Pitbull feat. Neyo AfroJack and Nayer
Top Streaming Song (Video) – “Super Bass” by Nicki Minaj
Top R&B Song – “Motivation” by Kelly Rowland
Photo Credit: Billboard
Ever wanted to be an overall eco-friendly fashionista but had no clue how to begin??? Well, look no further, many designers are now evolving organic fabrics into their esthetics. The very popular H&M stores are currently carrying a line of trendy “green” garments. These fierce peices are not expensive, but very affordable…staying true to form to H&M’s style.
Here are a few ”green” garments to check out:
How would you rock a pair of translucent shoes??
When people associate length with skirts, they tend to think of wedding dresses or a skirt their grandma would wear. But, the year has brought about unique fashions and one of them is the maxi skirt. Now, we don’t know if your height would make or break this trend. But, with the right accessories, top and shoes, we’re sure you will intrigue the men who are used to chasing after visible legs only.
Last year, fashion houses and trendsetters alike were all shocked of the untimely death of designer Alexander McQeen. His avant garde but trendy designs were a hit amongst the chic celebrities and ladies who could afford it. But now, the McQueen brand is branching out with a new affordable line called McQ. The new label will debut Spring 2012 and will be sold at the first flagship store in London.
Here are few looks from the McQ label:
Phaedra Parks of RHOA made a statement on this past Sunday’s episode. Not necessarily because of what the real housewife said. But due to the huge necklace she had on. The necklace caused a minor stir on several social networks. In your opinion, was it hot or not??
Nevertheless, collar necklaces have been making waves in fashion recently. As accessories become bulkier and bulkier, we guess the next level was to create necklaces that could be used to spice up your shirt or dress collars. Is this something you would wear?? Check out a few designs we’ve gathered and let us know what you think!
The jean market is taking things to the next level…and we like it! As mentioned in our last post Fashion Trend: Foil Jeans, designers are being very creative with fabrics nowadays. Women who don’t mind creating their own look and dare to be different, here’s a new look you may want to try…animal prints. Here are a few options:
Jean lovers, fashionistas and bargain shoppers alike, here’s an event you don’t want to miss!
Next week, the Riejunio Fashion Happy Hour is going down at Loca Luna. This shopping event will feature designer jeans at an unbelievable discounted price. Brands for sale include Riejunio, Seven, and Rock and Republic just to name a few with prices ranging $42-$96. We suggest you get there early because the deals are only good while supplies last! Oh and plus if you’re an early bird, you can count yourself in for complimentary Sangria! Be sure to save the date…Thursday, November 17th * 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Loca Luna