Monday, August 26, 2013

VMA Awards 2013

Hello All,

While I was working on some original designs, I was watching the VMA Awards last night.  I used to like the VMA Awards.  When I was younger, there was a certain class about the show, and you actually wanted to watch it to see what each celebrity was wearing, and then would try to emulate that style.  Now, the show has become very wretched (or as people say now, "ratchet", which is a mechanical tool).

First of all, apparently the trend for this year's awards was sheer, because everyone was wearing some type of sheer dress or outfit.

I now feel the sheer trend is overdone, and it should leave as soon as possible.  Sometimes it is cute, then sometimes it looks terribly trashy.  If you don't believe me, just look at some of the people on Instagram.

The people who have made the Best Dressed list are:

  • Jordin Sparks

  • Taylor Swift

  • Chanel Iman (shown with boyfriend, rapper A$AP Rocky)

  • Justin Timberlake

Now, the people who made the Worst Dressed list are:
  • Miley Cyrus

  • Robin Thicke

  • Katy Perry

Miley Cyrus made the show look terribly trashy and ghetto!  If you do not believe me, just look at all three trashy pictures above.  Her performance was awful from the moment she came on stage.  The bear outfit was not cute, nor were her background dancers.  The biggest disappointment of the show was when she performed with Robin Thicke.  Not only did she strip down to this nude color, vinyl two-piece garment, which showed off her "Hank Hill" derriere, but she had the nerve to "twerk" on his private area!

I love Robin Thicke, but he knew better than to wear that Beetlejuice inspired suit!  If you don't believe me, here is the proof!

The highlight of the show was seeing Justin Timberlake perform with N'Sync.

I waited to post my opinion about the VMAs today because I was so disgusted with the show, I could not bear to write anything last night. The VMAs is definitely not the same as it was before.  As a matter of fact, nothing is not the same as it was before!  There was a time when it was glorified to be classy and elegant.  Now, the more slutty and dirty you look, the better person you are.  I dislike this change.  This is a trend that I DEFINITELY will not follow.  I love my original, classy, and elegant self, and I will remain that way.

Until Next Time!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

New York's Jazz Age Lawn Party

Hello All,

New York City is known for fashion shows, parties, Holiday parades and countdowns.  The city is so much fun, and it is so beautiful at night.  One party in particular that New York is known for is its annual Jazz Age Lawn Party.  Every year, New Yorkers go to Governor's Island to celebrate the Jazz Age and the 20th century’s pre-eminent decade of decadence.  I love viewing pictures of these parties.  They look so fun, and entertaining.  Whenever I am in New York again, I would love to attend the Jazz Age Lawn Party.  Here are a few pictures of the occasion.

I would love for my hometown to do something like this.  I love everything about this party, from the looks to the accessories.  Modern vintage at its best.  If you would like to view more pictures, you may do so at

Until Next Time!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Cruise/Resort 2014

Hello All,

Now that everyone is getting prepared for Fall, the fashion industry has already begun to show the Cruise/Resort collections for 2014.  One collection that is a must see is Dion Lee's Cruise/Resort 2014 Runway Collection.

I am a HUGE fan of color-blocking and clean/sleek detail in garments.  These garments work very well because the fabrics are not heavy, the cut-outs are very detailed in each garment, and it drapes very nicely on the body.  Although this was shown last month, I still view this collection as my favorite.

If you would like to know more about this collection, you may read about it on the following site,

Until Next Time!

1960s Fashion

Hello All,

Its time for the favorite decades session again!  If you have been following my blog, you will know that I have favorite decades that have inspired so many fashion trends, and have made fashion history.  I have told you all about the 50's, and 20's fashion trends that were very popular, now I will tell you about the 60's fashion trends.

The 60's. The era that changed American history.  This was the time when the Civil Rights Movement was stronger than ever.  Not only was there a change in the way African Americans were treated, but there was a change in the fashion trends as well.  I will briefly discuss some of these 1960s trends and how they had defined the fashion industry during that time.

The Mini Skirt

According to, the mini skirt was not actually introduced into the fashion world until 1966, and became popular in 1967, and it is still debated as to who is the original designer of the mini-skirt; Mary Quant, John Bates, or AndrĂ© Courrèges.  This fashion garment is considered one of the "defining fashions of the 1960s." 

Pillbox Hat

This hat was popularized by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and actress Audrey Hepburn.  This hat also defined 1960's fashion trends.

Cigarette Pants

These skinny pants were popularized by stay-at-home wives for her daywear activities.  No woman had ever worn pants since Coco Chanel had worn them during the 1920s as a fashion statement, but after 1963, more women were adding these pants to their wardrobe.

Mod Style

A youth subculture of the early to mid-1960s, this style was derived from a small group of London-based stylish young men in the late 1950s who were termed modernists because they listened to modern jazz.  After the sixties, everyone had started wearing this trend.

Other Trends That Were Popular During This Time

Bright Colors/Prints

*Popularized during Late 60s/Woodstock

Large Sunglasses

Beehive Hairstyle

*actually came in the 60's, but wasn't popularized until 70's

*bold lashes were key trend

Hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did researching it.

Until Next Time!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Birkenstock Sandals....A High-Fashion Commodity?

Hello All,

Lately, I have been looking in magazines such as Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, and I have been noticing a pair of shoes that have now become the latest shoe trend in fashion.  To all who is reading this blog, I present to you.........the Birkenstock sandal.

I have to say that I am not a fan of this shoe being considered "High- Fashion".  I was never really a fan of the Birkenstock sandal when they came out in the mid-90s.  I was in the 6th grade when I first saw these shoes, and EVERYONE felt they needed a pair! As quickly as they came, they were already yesterday's news. 

When I saw the picture of the Birkenstock sandal as "A Must Have" for the upcoming fashion season, I was like, "What in the World? Really? The Birkenstock? I Don't Think So!"  I noticed the designs are becoming a little better with these shoes.  Companies such as Givenchy and Clarks are creating new lines for Birkenstock. Here are a few examples.

the best design

Although the designs for the Birkenstock sandal have gotten better, I still dislike these shoes, and I still feel these shoes should not be considered a high-fashion trend.  Considering the Birkenstock sandal high fashion is just like considering the Croc sandal high fashion.

Until Next Time!

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Butler

Hello All,

I went with my family to see The Butler today, and it was an awesome movie!!

The Butler has an all-star cast, including Forrest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Terrance Howard, Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lenny Kravitz, and many others, and directed by Lee Daniels.  It was wonderful seeing Oprah in a movie.  She stated on her show "Oprah's Next Chapter" that she has not starred in a movie in 15 years.

I am not going to tell you the movie.  I want you to see it for yourself.  Please go out and see this movie.

Until Next Time!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Orijin Culture

Hello All,

I look everywhere for fashion inspiration, especially on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.  Orijin Culture, which is on Facebook, is one of the many pages I follow for fashion inspiration.  Orijin is a "Lifestyle" page on Facebook (this is the way they have it written on their page) that connects African descendants together through their Facebook page, online magazine, and their clothing boutique.  This is one of my favorite Facebook pages because it shows different art and fashion inspiration, from the colors to the accessories that are shown throughout different parts of Africa.

If you would like to know more about this page, or view more photos, please check it out on Facebook,

Until Next Time!!