Wednesday, May 29, 2013

How to Build a Wardrobe: The Fundamentals of an Outfit

Hey Fashion Lurkers,

Are you new to fashion and want to start a new wardrobe but don't know how?
Let me help you....

  1. You need BASICS. Basics are articles of clothing that are the foundation of your look. Basics go with everything. Basics come in the colors of black, white, gray, and khaki. Think about neutrals when you think of basics for your wardrobe. If you start with these you will be able to mix and match different outfits. Example: tees and tanks, cardigans, pants, slacks, blazers, etc. *Basics are also Classic pieces too.
  2. You need Jeans. Make sure you find the best style of denim for your body type. Good fit equals a flattering look. If you find that a certain brand of jean fits you well, stick with it and be brand loyal. However, still be open to other brands. 
  3. Add Color. Start buying pieces that add that pop of color to your wardrobe. Such as a red blazer or pants or colored denim. Buy accessories with different colors in them.
  4. Add Prints. You can start with basic prints first like leopard and stripes. Those 2 prints go with everything. You can even mix the two. Florals, tie dye, polka dots, abstract prints and etc can be more complex when mixing but can definitely be done. But these are all good prints to start with. 
  5. TRENDS. Trends are any type of fad that the fashion industry is obsessed with for the time being. Examples: denim head to toe, floral print motifs, metallics, polka dots, mixing prints, monochromatic color schemes head to toe, suede in the summer, patent leather in the summer, white, black and white, studs and spikes, etc. Trends come and go. Sometimes they stay a while and other times they only last a season. 
Fundamentals of an Outfit

Fundamentals of an Outfit by kimi2kute featuring t-strap shoes

Use these Fundamentals to create your looks and you should not go wrong.

-Kimora 

Get the Look: From SCRATCH by sewing it Yourself

Hey Fashion Lurkers,

My cousins b-day is coming up and she wanted a swimsuit for her upcoming Vegas trip. My cousin is a fabulous curvy girl who took a liking to the retro high waist trend swimwear. She wanted the Rue 107 Iggy swimsuit in blue (top-$25 bottom-$55).

Well, I got bills so that was out of budget.
So, I went to Hancock Fabrics and found the same print fabric that is on the original Iggy from Rue 107. Long story short, I made my cousin the exact replica of the Iggy swimsuit. If you can sew you can save a lot of money if your pocket is tight. Remember* fashion is not about price but about how you piece things together.

The one I made is on the left and the original on the right.

-Kimora

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Rashidah Ali's Shoe Line Encore: Fyre or Failed?

Hey Fashion Lurkers,

I want to talk to you guys about Rashidah's shoe line, Encore. The Rashidah I'm referring to is the raspy voice red head who is from Love & Hip Hop New York season 3. She is best friends with Joe Budden's lost love, Tahiry.

(Rashidah above)
Now, Rashidah has been labeled as a woman with a fraudulent past and I see why. Ok, my lurkers I'm not trying to throw shade on Ms. Ali BUT, home girl shoe line is pulling a Go Jane. She has knocked off every high end designer with her shoe silhouette choices and has the nerve to charge $200 plus. NO Ma'am! Not for a knock off. Her shoe line is nice but it's not original, and that's that shit I don't like. Give me something new to look at... Giuseppe already produced half of her line seasons ago. So, why would the consumer pay $200 for a knock off shoe that they can get from Go Jane.com for $24?  However, Rashidah will trick the ones who don't know any better. But this red headed schemer won't get me.

Sorry, Rashidah but you know the consequences of plagiarism... ZERO!  So for that, You Failed. 






Monday, April 8, 2013

What to Wear to a Rap Concert???

Hey Fashion Lurkers,

There are many concerts coming up and I recently went to a Brandy concert last Friday where I was dressed in a bodycon dress and heels. Now, there is nothing wrong with this look however, I regret the choice of shoes. I wore a pair of heels that were open toed and of coarse it's hot so my feet were sweating and sliding.

So, I'm going to give you some tips for What to wear to a Rap Concert. These concerts usually have the most energy and sometimes no seating so, your feet must be comfortable but you must remain cute and fashionable.

Tips

  1. Wear comfortable shoes like wegdes, sneakers, or a thick platform with a chucky heel. These types of shoes are more supportive then a stiletto and sturdy. There may be pushing in the crowd.
  2. Wear a comfy outfit too... stick to a look that is easy to move in and/or breathable (fabric). It will be hot so dress like your going to the club to DANCE.
  3. Wear a hairstyle that you dont mind sweating out. When all fails, wear a bun. 
  4. Dont wear a big purse...try a small chain bag or no bag at all. You want to be as light as possible.
  5. Lastly, have fun and enjoy the show!
Rap Concert Wear

Sunday, March 24, 2013

2013 Sunglass Trends

Hey Fashion Lurkers,

So my girl Chrissy from the 1st & 2nd season of Love and Hip Hop New York was rocking these $700 Dita-Mach sunglasses on Instagram along side with her boo Jimmy. 



I caught wind of this from Fashion Bomb Daily and when I seen that price I "jumped" back from the computer. LOL Anyway, I was inspired to give you guys a trend update on sunglasses for 2013 (I would have done a "get the look" but no luck in finding a knockoff in these beauties...YET).

The overall trend for shades is the "Retro Trend" and is then broken down into different silhouettes and prints/colors.  
2013 RETRO TREND SUNGLASSES

Friday, March 15, 2013

Top 2013 S/S Fashiion Trends


Hey Fashion Lurkers,

I'm sure you guys have been researching trends this season and you are trying to figure out what trend will you gravitate to this season. Well, today I want to share with you the top trends of my choice that I have personally seen a lot of  in store and trends I'm rocking for this spring/summer. So check out what's "In Trend" for 2013 s/s.

Continue reading......


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Teyana Taylor Harlem GLC Launch

Hey Fashion Lurkers,

For those of you who are sneaker heads, I'm sure you already have a pair of the Harlem GLC's by Teyana Taylor. If you were signed up on Adidas.com for the GLC release you were notified a day early to purchase the shoes. Anyway, by the looks of the video below, the GLC's had a great turn out. If you missed the Harlem GLC's, you can go on ebay.com and get them for a price of $400-$2,000, and some shoes a actually autographed with Teyana's signature.


Rihanna for River Island Collection Online March 5th 2013

Hey Everyone,

I love Rihanna's style, so I just had to inform my fashion lurkers about the new 2013 Collection by Rihanna &  River Island. The fashion show already premiered on Facebook. I think it's still on there, so go check it out.

So, mark your calendars for March 5th and go to River Island.com to shop Rihanna's 2013 collection.





-Kimora

Monday, February 18, 2013

L'Oreal Ombre Hair Kit

Hey Fashion Lurkers,

It's my b-day today and I wanted to make a post about this L'Oreal Ombre Hair Dye Kit. You no longer have to buy bleach and developer to ombre your hair. Just go to Walgreen's/CVS and get this kit and follow directions.





-Kimora

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Get the Look & DIY: Rihanna's Fur Coat w/ Leather Sleeves


Get the Look: Rihanna Fur/Leather coat


5 Tips on How to Look Like a Socialite



Hey Fashion Lurkers,

Today I want to share with you ways to improve your look by dressing like you are a socialite.

What is a socialite?
  •          A person who is well known in fashionable society and is fond of social activity.
  •         Example: Angela Simmons

1) Hair Game Proper 



  • Ladies, please make sure your hair is on point. Whether you are rocking a weave or natural, your hair should always look good. 
  • Come up with a signature hair style like Amber Rose. Find a hair style that fits you best and run with it. 

2) Flawless Face 



  • Your face should be flawless. Take care of your skin by drinking plenty of water and exfoliating 3 times a week. Go to your local drug store and buy the proper products for your face.
  • If you have acne, please go to the dermatologist and get your face treated by professionals.
  • You Tube is the tutorial Bible, so use it!
  • Find a foundation that looks like you have nothing on your face. You don't want your make-up to look like a mask.
  • And always remember to Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!

3) Upgrade Your Wardrobe 




  • Introduce more classic pieces to your wardrobe. 
  • Make sure you have a balance of basic and statement pieces in your closet.
  • Don't be afraid to splurge on quality accessories like handbags. Find a great everyday genuine leather bag.
  • Become trendy and be a trend setter. Do your research on looks for the season and make them your own. 
  • Remember- You don't have to break the bank to be stylish. Please stay in your budget.

4) Shoe Check 



  • Shoes set the tone for your overall look. So make sure you have some basic black pumps and an array of trendy shoes as well.
  • Popular Shoes 2013:
    • Ankle strap heels 
    • Pointy toe pumps
    • Stilettos 
    • Single-Sole pumps
    • Wedge Sneakers 
    • Spiked Shoes (flats/heels)
    • Loafers & Smoking Slippers
    • Basketball shoes 
  • Splurge on a designer shoe. You don't have to spend thousands of dollars on designer. Go to Nordstrom Rack and get designers like Jimmy Choo, Valentino, and Manolo Blahnik for a fraction of the cost.

5) Entourage & Become Social



  • Lastly, get a group of your friends to join you in your journey of looking like a socialite. Make sure your friends are just as equally stylish but have their own look.
  • Get involved with events in your city and take lots of pictures. 
  • But overall, have fun & be yourself. 


-Kimora 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bakers Shoes is Going Out of Business

Hey Fashion Lurkers,

I have sad news today, Bakers shoes is going out of business. The company filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in October of 2012. Now they are in the process of clearing their warehouses and liquidating their merchandise.

All of Bakers stores (except for Kansas) are schedule to be closed for good by March 2013. There is a list of all the stores that will be closing here.

So go to your local Bakers shoe store and rack up on shoes http://www.bakersshoes.com/


-Kimora

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Teyanna Taylor+Adidas= The Harlem GLC

Hey Fashion Lurkers,

Happy New Year!

Now lets get to the fashion tea. Teyanna Taylor has collaborated with Adidas sneakers to produce a very fascinating shoe called The Harlem GLC (good luck charm).

The sneaker is a high top bronze and black scaly textured shoe with lace detailing going up the back. Teyanna had first gave Instagram a sneak peak of her shoe back in November of 2012. Celebs like Tae Heckard, Miley Cyrus, and even Trinidad James had enquiries about getting a pair of GLC's.

The sneaker is planning to drop 02/15/13 according to the adidas website and she is retailing for $140.

The shoes will be for sale online.

-Kimora



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