June 30, 2008

Pics From Will's Hollywood "Hancock" Premiere...

 Jada in Herve Leroux.
Tatyana Ali attended.  The black mini-dress is super cute on her.

It's a mini "Fresh Prince" reunion!
The rest of the Smith Fam.

I'm Gonna Have To Give This A NO.

Style Verdict: Tuxedo Jumpsuit

What? Did you think celebs were finally done with all the jumpsuits?  Apparently not according to this latest pic of actress Selma Blair at a Los Angeles film premiere on June 28, 2008.  So what do ya'll think of this latest installment (by Marchesa)?

See even more jumpsuits here.

Spotted Out: Halle Berry...

Halle Berry attended the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival's Spirit of Independence Awards Evening in Los Angeles on June 29, 2008.  She looks great.

Cutesy Yellow Dress.

Anita Briem attended the "Journey to the Center of the Earth" premiere at the Mann Village Theater on June 29, 2008 in Los Angeles wearing this cute yellow mini dress.  Anyone know who makes it?

June 29, 2008

Style Verdict: Kanye West & Keyshia Cole

Kanye West attended the Lanvin Men's fashion show during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 on June 29, 2008.  What's your style verdict on Kanye's look?

Keyshia Cole performed live as part of the South Florida SummerFest 2008 at BankAtlantic Center on June 28, 2008 in Sunrise, Florida.  What's your style verdict on Keyshia's look?

June 28, 2008

Spotted Out: Will & Jada.. In Sync.

Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith co-hosted Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday concert in London on June 27, 2008 where Amy Winehouse and Leona Lewis also performed.

Source: US Magazine

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June 27, 2008

Hip Look of the Day...

How cute is this dress?!  I love dresses that are the perfect mix between "cute" and "casual".  Holly Robinson Peete wore this look to the Shizue Grand Opening on June 26, 2008 in Beverly Hills.

June 26, 2008

Who Makes This Revealed! It's Lanvin 2007.

Remember when this green dress that Lindsay Price wore was a Hip Look of the Day?  Well at the time I asked if anybody knew who made it but I didn't find out who actually did until a little while ago when I came across the sketch above on Kate Wang's blog.  The dress is from Lanvin's 2007 collection.  Did I mention that I love, love, love this dress?

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"She's Got the Look" Featured on the TODAY Show

Are ya'll still watching this show? I am.

June 25, 2008

Nelson Mandela Celebrity Dinner Arrivals...

A few pics from a pre-birthday dinner in honor of Nelson Mandela's birthday (he turns 90 on 6/27) in Hyde Park, London on June 25, 2008...

Will & Jada


Singer, Leona Lewis who is scheduled to perform, Amy Winehouse is also scheduled to take the stage.

 Singer Nicole Sherzinger and Lewis Hamilton

Keisha and Forest Whitaker

Barack Covers Rolling Stone Magazine for the 2nd Time

Click to read the whole story here.

Spotted Out: Ciara & Toni Braxton...

Ciara looking fabulous in a fitted gray dress in Beverly Hills on 6/24/08.  I wish I could see the front of it!  But I love the sophisticated off the shoulder look on her.

It's good to see Toni out and about, also on 6/24/08, even if she is looking a bit thin.  I'm just glad she's doing better.

BET Award Winners List...

Complete list of winners of the 2008 BET Awards:

Female R&B artist: Alicia Keys

Male R&B artist: Chris Brown

Group: UGK

Gospel artist: Marvin Sapp

Female hip-hop artist: Missy Elliott

Male hip-hop artist: Kanye West

New artist: The-Dream

Collaboration: Kanye West f/T-Pain, "Good Life"

Video director: Erykah Badu and Mr. Roboto

Video of the Year: UGK f/Outkast, "International Player's Anthem 
(I Choose You)"

Actress: Halle Berry

Actor: Denzel Washington

Female athlete: Candace Parker

Male athlete: Kobe Bryant

BET J Award: Raheem DeVaughn

Viewers' choice: Lil Wayne, "Lollipop"

Lifetime Achievement Award: Al Green
Al Green's tribute was the hotness.  If I could have been there for any performance, it would have been this one.  From Jill Scott, to Anthony Hamilton to Maxwell (with his new cut.. looking good) to Al himself taking the stage and turning the awards show into a party, the Al Green tribute was that good.

Humanitarian Award: Quincy Jones

Alicia Keys' performed with with SWV, En Vogue and TLC. Crazy. Sexy. FABULOUS.  *Update* Had the video up, but BET has since claimed "copyright violation" and shut everything down.  Boo BET. Boo.

June 24, 2008

Women with Long Nails Are Hating on the iPhone...

As someone who has owned an iPhone since October '07 (got it for my birthday) I can honestly say that the iPhone, in my opinion, is FABULOUS.  At this point, I don't think I'd have any other phone.  That being said, no phone can be all things to all people... like women with longer nails:

Most people either love or hate the iPhone's touch screen, and based on a report on the LA Times, women with long fingernails are among the haters. Why? Well, since the iPhone's touchscreen only responds to electrical charges emitted by your bare fingertips, women with long nails are left out in the cold. A woman interviewed for the article went so far as to suggest Apple was being misogynistic because it did not include a stylus for women and didn't consider womens' fingers and nails when designing the phone.

Honestly, though, this same argument has come up against keyboards, touch screen monitors, and anything else that involves the use of your fingers, so should every gadget maker change the design of its products to accommodate users with long nails, or should people with long nails learn to work around this problem like they have in the past? I'd love to hear what Apple has to say about all this, but I doubt they'll ever address this particular design flaw.

Personally, I'd rather have them focus on the real issues of the iPhone, like the lack of a video camera [me too!], extra storage, and better camera, but that's just me. Besides, there are styli out there that work with the iPhone just fine and are pretty affordable.

This all reminded me of an iPhone reviewer who had a hard time using the iPhone due to her long nails, and in her frustration she said, "I guess people who use Apple products are too cool for fingernails." But are we? What do you think? 

Style Verdict: Gladiator Sandals

I honestly tried to ignore this trend, but these shoes are everywhere, so it makes it kinda hard not to notice.  Gladiator Sandals, an ancient trend dating back to the Roman Empire and biblical times, is made current in 2008.  The gladiator sandal is a trend that has been developing for the last couple seasons.  They came out with a strong designer presence (Dolce & Gabbana, Prada) but now the mainstream has caught on so now you can own a pair and still fill up your tank with gas, lol!  I'm still pretty much iffy on these shoes, but I wanna know what you think about the trend.  Do you like it?  Hate it?  Don't care?  Would you wear it?  I wanna know your style verdict.

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June 23, 2008

Why is She Being Called FAT?

24 year old supermodel Karolina Kurkova, who also models for Victoria's Secret, was put on blast by a Brazilian newspaper over the weekend at Sao Paolo Fashion Week for having "cellulite" and "back fat".  The media seriously needs to slow down with this type of thing.  They're on a slippery slope calling people out for being "fat" when they aren't.  It's ridiculous.

Barack Obama Inspires Men's Runway Style in Milan...

Donatella Versace dedicated her Spring/Summer 2009 collection to Barack Obama calling him "the man of the moment".  She went on to say that her collection was designed for a "relaxed man who doesn't need to flex muscles to show he has power".

You can read the rest of the story here.

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June 22, 2008

Spotted Out: Regina King & The Simmons Sisters

Actress Regina King (debuting a new do) along with sisters Vanessa and Angela Simmons attended the BMI Brunch at Murano on June 22, 2008 in Beverly Hills.

Italian VOGUE's Trailblazing Issue On Newsstands This Week.

Hip Candy first reported this groundbreaking story back in April, '08. VOGUE Italia is set to release it's very first issue featuring all black models this week (on newsstands in Europe this Thursday June 26).  It should be released a little bit after that here in the U.S.  Must. Get. A. Copy.

June 20, 2008

Hip Candy is 2 Years Old Today!

Hip Candy has been in business for 2 years!  Wow.  So to celebrate this Hip Candy milestone, and to say thanks to you, we're gonna give away a cool Hip Candy T-Shirt to one lucky reader, and it's reader's choice!  That's right, so make your way on over to the Hip Candy T-Shirt Shop and browse around to see what you like.  To enter, just email your name along with your city and state to hipnificent1@yahoo.com with "Happy Birthday Hip Candy!" in the subject line, along with your choice of Hip Candy T-Shirt and your size preference and voila!  You're entered! The grand prize winner will be selected via random draw and announced on Monday, June 23, 2008. The deadline to enter will be Sunday June, 22, 2008 at 11:59 PM. So you have all weekend to enter! Only one entry per person. So enter today to get your free T-Shirt!  And thanks so much for being fabulous Hip Candy readers!

Michelle Obama's Dress From "The View"...

Michelle Obama is really making a name for herself in the style department.  Women are already clamoring to get their hands on the dress she wore when she co-hosted "The View" on 6/18/08 which is currently SOLD OUT in stores. The dress will be available again in August:

Like Jacqueline Kennedy a generation ago, Michelle Obama is causing a fashion sensation even before the election.

But this time it’s a metaphorical fashion statement made by her choice of a $148 black and white print dress carrying a label called White House/Black Market to wear on the popular TV show, “The View.”

The search is on among would-be fashionistas as well as savvy statement-makers for the sleeveless black and white tank dress that Michelle Obama wore onABC’s “The View” this week. Purchased from a retailer called “White House/Black Market,” the very affordable $148 dress has unleashed a mad scramble on both the store and the website of Donna Ricco, the NYC-based designer of the dress. According to The New York Daily News, thousands of orders for the frock have poured into both.

The White House/Black Market website this morning features what they’re calling their “Road to the White House” dress on their homepage. One hundred percent cotton, wash ‘n wear. Sold out, but available in mid-August.

Yes, we know Michelle Obama is a full-fledged, Harvard-educated Woman of Substance. But now we also know she can use fashion in a way that disarms, makes subtle statements and even shows off upper arms to die for.

White House/Black Market? It just says it all. 

Source: WowWowWow.com

June 19, 2008

Hip Look of the Day...

Reese Witherspoon wore this dress to a lunch date in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, and I am loving this crisp, summery style on her.  Part of it is because I could see myself rocking this whole look from the sunglasses to the shoes.  Fabulous easy warm weather style.

Who's This?

No, I'm not talking about Will and Charlize and all their "extra" canoodling at the London premiere of their movie "Hancock".  I'm talking about the two fab chicks in the background looking mad suspect!  Whoever they are, they're awesome!  Even though whatever's going on in this pic is probably innocent, you know these chicks wish they could get on the phone to Jada to let her know what's up.  You can see it all over their faces.