Trend Report: The Haute Reveal

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

 Model Cici Ali at Jason Wu
Regina King in a beautiful sheer silk chiffon dress at the Our Wedding movie premiere. The nude pumps are subtle enough to keep the focus on the dress and not matchy-matchy.
Keisha Whitaker in a sheer purple gown at the Vanity Fair Oscar's party.
Fefe Dobson shows a little leg in her fitted leggings with sheer calves.
 Revealing red at Dior.
Revealing looks bring spring a new swing. Catch them in your sheerest tops or your slinkiest gowns. Exposing just enough skin to almost be a sin, sheer looks are in. 
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Beauty: Lilacism Polish by Essie

Monday, March 29, 2010

 Give your mani/pedi a pop of color with Essie's new Lilacism nail polish. Perfect for spring, Lilacism is a perfect addition to your spring wardrobe. Whether you're in a pair of thing sandals, peep-toe pumps, or a strappy heel, painted with Lilacism your toes will steal the show. On your hands the soft color is still classy enough for the workplace or jazzy enough for a night out on the town. Available online at and at finer beauty supply stores for $8.

Parties & Events: Kore Magazine Launch in ATL

Sunday, March 28, 2010

If you're in Atlanta Monday night be sure to check out the Kore Magazine launch party. Kore is an online lifestyle magazine and city guide that gives readers the Who, What, When and Where. Rapper producer (and my fellow Southern University alum) David Banner is scheduled to appear.

When: March 29thm 9 PM - 12 Midnight
Where: London Bistro Ultra Lounge
1950 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318

For Information Send an Email to:

CFB Photos: Exclusive! - Mya's Red Haute Photo Session

Singer Mya put her best dress forward for a photos shoot hosted by Sebastian and Elle Magazine Host for Rock Media Fashion Week in Miami.

Fashion & Style News: Tom Ford Assembling Design Team for Women's Line

From Ford's final run at Gucci for fall 2004.
Designer Tom Ford is compiling his design team for his new women's ready-to-wear collection. Known for his spectacular marketing efforts and popularity among the celebrity set, Ford has yet to set a date for when his collection will launch. But one thing is clear, he's going after the best designers in the business to help him create the line.

Current designers on tentatively on board include Givenchy women's ready-to-wear designer, Caroline Tixier and Alexander McQueen accessories designer Pablo Coppola. Rumors are circulating that Ford plans to have the collection ready for fall 2011, giving him a little more than a year to prepare.
The exterior of Ford's Vegas store.
The former Gucci designer is said to be contemplating a New York or Milan debut as well as scouting for retail partnerships for the brand. Financing is also an issue, as many investors are reluctant to shell out money due to the economy.

Currently Ford has a licensing deal with the Ermenegildo Zegna Group for his men's collection, as well as the Marcolin Group for eyewear and Estee Lauder for fragrances and beauty products. We'll be watching Ford closely as his women's brand develops.

Photos courtesy of (runway shots) and

Parties & Events: Nickelodeon's 2010 Kid's Choice Awards

Rihanna...such a disappointing look...but her hair is fierce.
Zoe, she's done better but since it's a kiddie event, we'll give her a pass.
Tyra haute!
 Keke Palmer
Rosario Dawson in a crisp white frock and taupe heels.
 Jada Pinkett Smith and daughter lace-up leggings...I think.
Valerie Ortiz
Mel B.
It was all about the kids at the 23rd annual Nickelodeon's Kid's Choice Awards yesterday. Thousands lined up to see their favorite celebs on the red carpet at UCLA's Pauley Pavillion where the stars showed up in some hot and not so hot fashions.
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Style Scopes: The Aries Fashionista

 Mariah Carey - March 27, 1969
Aries. Head-turner. Diva. Sexy. Charming. Hot. Explosive. The 1st Lady of the Zodiac is a force to be reckoned with. When the girl steps out, she does it with flair. And it's not intentional, the Aries girl is simply caught up in her own world and wants to be the best she can be.

The Aries girl is creative, a trend-setter and the kind of girl most people are proud to know. She loves fashion and doesn't mind going all out to get what she wants. When she finds something she likes, it isn't unusual for her to get it in every color. But don't think she's redundant. She thrives on changing it up a bit and not being too predictable. She likes to shock people, mostly herself, and she gets a lot of compliments that way.

When it comes to getting her shop on, the Aries fashionista tends to go overboard with her spending. But you can't be mad at her, she's just got it like that! Aries like Victoria Beckham, who is just too fabulous for her own good, knows the ins and outs of the fashion world. Let's face it, the Aries girl is just like Mariah's song That Chick!

Signature Color: Red
Stone: Diamond
It Bag: Louis Vuitton
Shoes: A pair of peep-toe pumps with the "red bottoms" a.k.a Chrisitan Louboutins.
Sign Mates: Aretha Franklin, Lela Rochon, Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Jazmine Sullivan and moi!

-- Olayinka

CFB Photos: Mya at the Winter Music Conference

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Wait...I thought winter was over? Anywho, Mya looks fresh and sweet in this shirtdress (I'm trying to find out who the designer is) at the 2010 Winter Music Conference taking place in Miami Beach this weekend at the Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel. Mya's upcoming album Liberation is due out soon.

CFB Photos: PR Maven Tammy Brook's Birthday Bash

 Tammy strikes a pose. 
Tammy and friend Keesha Johnson.
New York based public relations specialist Tammy Brook celebrated her birthday in style at the Oak Room Friday eve. Brook represents people in entertainment as well as corporate clients and consumer brands. Her roster includes singer/actor Tyrese, The Source Magazine, J Records, Patricia Field for House of Rocawear and June Ambrose.

Fashion & Style News: Alberta Ferretti Adds Personal Touch for Online Shoppers

Friday, March 26, 2010

Alberta Ferretti's online shoppers are up for a big treat. The designer will personally respond to her most loyal shoppers' questions, providing suggestions and advice based on their style profiles. Online buyers can buy Alberta Ferretti and Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti clothes, accessories and fragrances on their respective sites.

Ferretti decided to launch both the Alberta Ferretti and Philosopy di Alberta Ferretti e-commerce sites simultaneously, making them readily available for shoppers in the U.S., Europe, Japan and the Far East regions.

For more information on creating a style profile or to shop Ferretti's collections, visit, and

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Style Profile: Mary J. Blige

Ravishing at the Annual Red Dress Gala. 
MJB does casual chic in an embellished sweater, leggings, and thigh-high boots.
In a body suit and booties at Jazz in the Gardens.
In a mint-colored Michael Kors dress. 
On the read carpet at the Grammys in magenta...
 And backstage in royal.
Shimmering in silver at a Pre-Grammy party.
In a sleek one-shoulder gown at the BET Honors Awards Show.
Promoting her FFAWN organization in a tee she and Catherine Malandrino designed.
Champagne wishes.
Red proves to be her color.
In her signature shades with a leather tote.
At BET's Words & Music show. 
On stage in YSL pumps.
Stunna shades for the Queen!
The reigning Queen of Hip-Hop Soul keeps her fashion fresh! Mary J. Blige goes for dresses with length and color when she's working the red carpet, while you can find her in jeans and boots on the casual tip. Over the years she's changed her style and gotten better with perfecting her look. She's also a bag lady--carrying the latest handbags with flair and of course we couldn't forget her signature shades when she steps out in front of the paparazzi. MJB knows how to keep it live. She's on hot chocolate fashionista!
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Celebrity News & Gossip: Eva Marcille & Lance Gross End Engagement

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lance and Eva at the premiere of his new movie Our Family Wedding.
Say it ain't so! Eva Marcille and her fiance Lance Gross have allegedly called off their engagement. reports the two lovebirds made an amicable decision to split, and just months before their summer wedding. Gross proposed to Marcille in at a Big Bear resort in the California on Christmas of Eve in 2008. They were such a beautiful couple, I hope love finds them again. LANCE GROSS & EVA MARCILLE CALL IT QUITS on
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Parties & Events: Rachel Roy & Estelle Jewelry Launch

Rachel Roy and Veronica Webb
PhilianaWilliams, Marvette Britto and Estelle.
 Marvette Britto and Vashtie Kola
June Ambrose and Marvette Britto
Rachel Roy and Estelle celebrated the launch of their jewelry in NYC. The limited edition costume jewelry line will includes necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. The collection is on sale this month and includes limited edition collection statement pieces and ranges in price from $34 to $195. The collection is available at select Macy’s and online at both the Macy's and
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