All Black

I love how you can throw together various pieces of black and it will still look chic.  The textures, fabric and styles can all differ~ but it will all look fabulous and incredibly trendy.  Another trait that I love about black clothing is that you can pair red lips (below) a super bright accessory and to pull the entire look together.

From Le Fashion

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Katie Holmes looking her age?

She doesn’t look so old!!  Ever since Katie Holmes married Tom Cruise, she aged about 15 years.  She used to be this girl next door who had a fresh face.  Now?  she’s getting pretty fugs…

But this picture from US Magazine shows that she does have a little youth still left in her…

Project Runway’s Carol Hannah’s Etsy Collection

Carol has two collections on Etsy of everyday wear and wedding dresses.  Check it out!  Her collections are gorgeous and feminine.

And for the bridesmaids…

Weekend Art Walk Skirt and Top Bundle
PR Dress
Spring Street Dress
Hasell Street Gown

What the Fugs: Fashion Helmets?

I’m sorry Karl, I love you and I always love your gorgeous creations… but this time… it’s a fashion fail.  Karl is taking a leap forward and has come out with a line of scooter helmets~ but I just don’t see the success of it.  For instance, if you can drop $2K for one of these, doesn’t that mean you’re rich enough to own a car or have a driver?

Take a look at this article from The Cut

Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘It’ Helmets Are Finally for Sale in Stores

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Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘It’ Helmets Are Finally for Sale in Stores

For his fall 2009 namesake collection, Karl Lagerfeld created what are probably the most fabulous scooter helmets of all time, which came encrusted with pearls and covered in mink. When they debuted, it was unknown when or even if the works of helmet art — complete with iPod hookups and everything — would make it to stores. But at long last, they are in stores, just in time for holiday shopping! Les Ateliers Ruby made only twelve of the couture helmets, which Karl created with the chicest of scooter-riding ladies in mind. Find them at Colette in Paris, of course, and at other specialty retailers, for just $1,805 to $6,837. Think of the value in not having to worry about helmet hair once you arrive at your destination, since you can’t exactly roll up to the bar and casually set the helmet down somewhere. But you’ll also probably want to wear it so you can turn up the music and drown out everyone less fabulous who tries to communicate with you.

FUGLY: Sequined Parachute Pants

Ok…so I’m against the return of parachute pants~ for good reason.  It looks like you took a crap and your normal pants are sagging down.  Yes, I can see that they are comfortable and go well with super high heels… but still…come on people!  They are FUGS.  I don’t care how you photograph them or what you put on them (in this case, sequins) or how you dress them up… FUGLY is FUGLY.

From Le Fashion



BLACK FRIDAY

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dun dun DUHHHHHH~~!!!

I will definitely be one of those people this year to wake up at 5am and make my way to various stores to get the best discount on christmas gifts this year.  I have a short list and a friendly helper (markel) who will make me stick to it!  This year I’m hitting up Target, Baby/Toddler stores, Bebe, and other random gift stores.  *sigh *  I will need about 6 shots of espresso and a LONG LONG nap after my great shopping trip.  Wait…no…this isn’t a trip…this is a MISSION!

Can YOU handle the crowds and discounts?

Lesbian Kiss OK, but Gay Kiss Blurred

Many people and sites (like Perez Hilton) spoke out about the outrage created after Adam Lambert performed at the AMAs last week.  Here’s what Perez Hilton’s site had to say about it…

CBS Finally Speaks On Their Hypocrisy!

Filed under: Gay Gay Gay > Madonna > Britney Spears > Adam Lambert

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CBS has finally offered an explanation for Wednesday morning’s double standard in which they blurred out Adam Lambert kissing another man yet aired Madge and Britney‘s kiss uncensored.

The statement from the CBS rep reads:

“We gave this some real thought. The Madonna image is very familiar and has appeared countless times including many times on morning television. The Adam Lambert image is a subject of great current controversy, has not been nearly as widely disseminated, and for all we know, may still lead to legal consequences.”

That’s the best they could come up with?????

It still doesn’t excuse their blatant homophobia and sexism!

Thoughts???

Pictures of Love

With the holidays~ and everyone traveling to be with family and friends… I dedicate this entry to LOVE.  love btwn friends, love btwn family, love btwn lovers.  Despite the biting cold and the falling leaves, there’s a sense of warmth, familiarity and excitement that surrounds this holiday season.  i love it!  ❤

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Candy Couture!!

From Le Love

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Hot Cuts for the New Year

Before every big event or holiday, I get the HAIR itch.  I either want to chop off all my hair, get a wave perm, get crazy blonde streaks or dye it black.  Normally, I dye my dark brown hair black.  SUUPER WILD RIGHT?  lol  Well, in case you guys feel the same way~ here’s what I found on allwomenstalk

1. The Tousled Look


Blake Lively, Gisele Bundchen and Kim Kardashian all love the tousled look! And why not considering how easy it is to create and how sexy it looks. So how does one achieve this popular look?

Wash your hair with a voulmizing shampoo. Once rinsed, spread volumizing mousse evenly through wet hair and finger comb it. Towel dry hair. Try not to use a blow dryer becuase that will straighten your hair and take away the natural look. Once the hair is almost completely dry, take a mid-sized curling iron and wrap some of your hair around it, hold for 15 seconds, release and let it cool. Loosen the curls with your fingers.

If you’d rather not use heat, try medium-sized curlers when your hair is still damp. Allow them to dry and then remove the curlers. Separate the curlers with your fingers. Finish with a lightweight hairspray, styling wax or balm. And viola! Hey, Blake Lively has made this look famous and who doesn’t want their 15 minutes.

2. Bangs


Want to take away 5 years instantly away from your age…uhh YES?! Ask your stylist for some bangs! Just make sure to ask for chunky, thick bangs that are right above your lashes. Usually very inexpensive to get…$5 – $20 tops… Bang(s) for your buck?

3. The Long Bob


This is a great look for both curly and straight hair. Use your fingers to style and add some leave-in conditioner or hair balm and air dry to bring out the oomph factor of this fun and easy-going cut. The best part about the long bob is that it’s a low-maintenance cut with a high-fashion look…

4. Finger Waves


Ok, you’d have to get this done at a salon, but that’s okay since this is not an everyday look, but oh-so-great for special occasions. I really think it is a classy, sassy, hot as hell look and all of us can pull it off, whether you have short hair or long locks…

5. Pompadour


Gwen Stephanie is the pompadour queen! I am totally into this high fashion look! I love doing a pompadour with a long bang that is growing out, especially during that in-between stage. Use a comb to tease, add some light hair spray and poof you are there! The more you tease and spray, the more height you can gain. Aim for the skies!

6. Faux Hawk


This very exciting look is all over the place. Rihanna proves this is a sexy look for men and women too. You can create this look with short and long hair. Basically…you take the left & right sides of your hair as if you were going to make a pony tail, except you leave out the middle of your hair.

You can use 2 bobby pins and place them in opposite directions like an “X” then tease the middle hair and add some hair spray. Smooth out the now lifted hair and comb right over the center. Very Punk chic!

Korean Actress, Yoon Eun-Hye does Arena

A very sexy pictorial for Eun-Hye in Arena Magazines~ but the thing that caught my eye were the gorgeous fashion pieces: the shoes, fur vest, stockings…

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Hot Handbags for 2009

Handbags and Shoes are my Achilles Heel.  I would rather eat PB&J for weeks so I can buy a new designer bag.  *sigh *  It’s like a fashion orgasm…

1. Alexander McQueen. Large Faithful tote in dogtooth print

2. Diane von Furstenberg. Hayworth clutch with silver stud embellishment

3. Emilio Pucci. Python bag

4. Fendi. Leather rolled Peekaboo handbag with fur detail

5. Giambattista Valli. Croc clutch

6. Jimmy Choo. Kris bag in embossed leather, suede, and elaphe

7. Lanvin. Happu Partage fold-over handbag in metallic stitched python

8. Marni. Pleated tote bag

9. Michael Kors. Astor patchwork large satchel

10. Smythson. Navy Erica bag in lambskin with wooden clasp

11. Yves Saint Laurent. Hobo bag in black crest leather

12. Tory Burch. Studded shoulder bag

13. Valextra. Mini shopping bag

14. Valextra. Shopping bag with structured handles

Ninja Assassin: Bi~ Rain

Coming out today, Bi (Rain) will be one of the stars in Ninja Assassin.  This is one of Bi’s first Hollywood roles as a protagonist and will apparently be the first of many.

Read more from Popseoul

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Hollywood wants more Rain, as the Korean superstar is looking through several scripts for his next big screen appearance.

His agency, J-tune Entertainment has reported that Rain is currently looking at about six scripts but a decision has not been made as to which script he will choose.

Rain had mentioned during a press conference that working on his film “Ninja Assassin,” had opened many doors for his acting career in the U.S.

There is speculation amongst Korean netizens that the 27-year-old singer/actor has been cast to appear in Hollywood’s adaption of the popular online game “World of Warcraft.” Rain had mentioned in several interviews that he is in talks to appear in a series movie with a production cost that is set for over 170 million dollars.

Depending on the success of “Ninja Assassin,” Rain might have a very bright future in Hollywood. Maybe he can star in a movie with Megan Fox.

Winter Finds: Purples & Blacks

When I was a little girl, I loved the color purple so passionately~ that my brother used to call me “purple lady”. Fast forward 20 years and I still love the color. In the beginning, without realizing it, I bought Markel a collection of shirts in various color gradients of the color purple without realizing it. Then one day he asked, “Babe…I love the clothes, but pretty soon I’m going to turn into Barney the dinosaur.” So here is my ode to the gorgeous color purple and black~ my two faves for this winter.

Helmut Lang Burnout body-con mini dressYves Saint Laurent Tribute suede sandalsAlexander McQueen Draped cashmere-blend sweaterJil Sander Cashmere and silk-blend cardiganDKNY Sequined georgette bustierPreen Collum dressAntik Batik Embellished draped wool dressOscar de la Renta Checked tweed dressSee by Chloé Animal-print jacquard dressAlexander Wang Crepe one-shoulder dressOscar de la Renta Pleated duchess satin gownTibi Long silk jersey gownVivienne Westwood Anglomania Empress silk-satin blouseBy Malene Birger Asindia chiffon tankChloé Asymmetric velvet blouseBy Malene Birger Demi-sheer ruffle blouse

From Netaporter

White Winter Wonderland

I love Crisp whites in the wintertime.  There’s something about it’s contrast to the blacks, grays and browns that really makes this color pop.  For the winter holidays, White is definitely my color of choice for parties and coats.

Alberta Ferretti Tweed and satin dress

Alberta Ferreti $1,195

Preen Power dress

Preen $1,185

Balmain Bow-embellished silk blouse

Balmain $4,435

Jil Sander Deauville scuba jersey coat

Jill Saunder $3,345

Bringing back the 80s

Roksanda Ilincic Ruffled lamé one-shoulder dress

HOT Fashion

I have no idea who this model is, but I love these looks!  Especially with the holidays coming (aka parties)~ I love how there’s a coat pairing with each dress and hot pair of heels.



From Le Fashion

I Love Bows

Markel and I were walking around SD and we walked into a trendy boutique.  Once inside I saw a bunch of things with bows on it~ and it was super cute.  I’m not sure how committed I am to wearing all of these, but the yellow shoes are my fav~

Soda Moby Mustard Faux Suede Bow Wrapped Ballet Flat $21.50

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Sultry Sonnet Dress $52.00

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Kiss and Make Up $38.00

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Trendy Menswear

Khloe & Lamar buy first home together

From Perezhilton

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Our favorite “newlyweds” are heading into their first home together!

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have purchased a $4 million home in a gated community of Tarzana, California. A source reveals:

“Khloe’s beyond loving married life. She loves Lamar, she loves her life, she loves just being with Lamar, and she can’t wait to move into a huge house.”

Lamar has also said that he wants to have children with Khloe “soon.”

With 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms in their new mansion, it sure sounds like they’re planning for a big brood!

Brangie is generous

Although I am completely TEAM ANISTON, I still can’t get over how gorgeous Shiloh & the twins are.  AND on top of the great genes…they donate millions!  Altruistic?  or for major tax reasons?  *shrug *

From PerezHilton

Brangelina Gave $6.8 Million To Charity!

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Not a surprise!!!

According to the 2008 tax return for the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, Brad and Saint Angelina gave $6.8 million to charities last year.

The foundation earned over $13 millionm and half of their account went to the following recipients: Global Health ($2 million), Human Rights Watch ($1 million) and Pitt’s Make it Right Foundation ($1 million), which builds eco-friendly homes for Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans.

The couple also gave $500,000 to the Armed Services YMCA of the U.S. Army and to Springfield, Missouri Public Schools. Not to mention, about a million dollars to projects in Cambodia.

Wowsa!

So generous.