Monday, March 30, 2009

Designer of the Week:

The Designer of the Week is Michael Ball. He is the owner and head designer for Rock & Republic, a collection defined by denim reinvented with a modern edge and feel inspired by rock and music. You can locate many of his designs at Bloomingdales, Barneys New York, and Bergdorf Goodman; or go directly to The brand has expanded with a full ready-to-wear collection, as well as beauty, eye wear, handbags, maternity, and shoe lines, and has plans for its' first three freestanding stores in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and New York.

I chose the outfit above from his 2009 Spring Collection that he launched at Fashion Week New York. To duplicate this outfit go to to find a pair of white skinny jeans by Tripp for only $39, for the Fab Basic Cami (every woman's closet essential in more than 10 colors) that is priced at an amazing $2.50, to find none other than Sean John's fitted baseball jacket with a full-zip front and stand-up collar for only $79.99, and for the Anne Michelle Envy-21 women sandal with a incredible 5" heel and a 1.5" platform for $19.99. You can duplicate this amazingly sexy outfit for under a whopping $150.oo!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG! :)

The Colors of the Season:

- Uplifting fruity lemons and limes

- Vibrant blues and greens

- Soft lavender also makes it's way to the list

Traditionally, Spring fashion is definitely a time for blossoms and brights! These are all shades to wear Spring 2009 if you're feeling really Spring-y!

Summary of Spring Colors

The Blue Hues

Palace Blue — a favorite amongst designers which takes a navy undertone and makes it sparkle. A cross between a sky blue and strong navy. This is a color which works with almost any other, pink, yellow, lavender or green.
Lavender — the regal purple of fall has been adapted to a softer lighter lilac, feminine and romantic, and slightly mystical.
Rose Dust — a pale pinky blue, which is a welcome break from traditional neutrals.

Slate Gray — a cool and calming nuanced neutral and is a perfect pairing to lavender hues.

The Red Hues

Fuchsia Red –—Vibrant yet seductive, powerful and robust. Fresh and dazzling, fuchsia features heavily in nail polish and lipsticks too.
Salmon Rose — Mixing a soft salmon pink with the subtleness of oranges which is flattering to most complexions and gives a warm healthy glow.

The Green Hues

Vibrant Green — a mossy mid-green which is bright but not harsh
Dark Citron — a calm, almost olive color which blends perfectly with this season’s lemon tones. Lucite Green — a clean, subtle, soft green which adds a slight shimmer


Super Lemon — brings a fun, optimistic outlook to the Palette

Fashion Celeb of the Week Pick:

The Fashion Celeb of the Week Pick is Taraji P. Henson. She was chosen because of her great acting history and lack of recognition for her acting roles. She recently won a 2009 Grammy Award for best supporting actress in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Her role in a variety of movies, television shows, and music videos has allowed recognition for an opportunity to achieve her goals that she has set for her acting career. Ms. Henson is a single mother and great role model for aspiring actors all over the world. Chosing to put love on hold until He places the right guy in her life at the right time has allowed her to focus on the journey of following her dreams of being a widely known international actress. You go girl!

Listed below is a alternative route to duplicate the outfit above without breaking your pockets. The dress is a Bow Bodice Sexy Pencil Dress by BeBe that can be found at This sweetheart bodice dress is priced at only $159! You can never go wrong with a dress like this...The shoe is a Patent Snake Caged Heel by Go Jane that can be found at It has a 4" heel and can purchased in sizes from 5.5 to 10. This shoe is also available a variety of colors. The regular price for this sexy shoe is $30.50! What a great bargain!

Hot New Item of the Week Pick:

The HOT NEW ITEM of the WEEK is a flirty, strapless Karla denim zipper dress made by Forever 21( The sizes available range from small to large and you can purchase this HOT NEW ITEM for only $22.80!!! I think this dress is ideal for a night on the town and a shopping day with the girls...just depending on how you accessorize it. Also listed above is a pair of all new Bertinni Cruise flat sandals that would compliment this short & sexy Spring/Summer dress on any occasion, especially on a relaxing shopping day with the girls. These can be found at and can be purchased for $21.99.

Bonus!...Below, I have also listed a pair of the sexiest All New Qupid Finella Camel Distress ankle boots that you can pair with this mini for your out on the town look! It adds color. It adds flare. It adds SEXY...and most of all...It won't break your pockets!!! Guess what ladies. You can go to and get these sexy, "4.5 platform heel ("1 platform) ankle booties for a whopping $24.99! Go tell a friend! You can't resist them and neither can I. LOL.


Happy Shopping Ladies!