August 31, 2009

Whitney Houston Covers Ebony Magazine...

via EURWeb

With today's release of her first studio album in seven years (8/31/09), Whitney Houston is gearing up to sell the heck out of it with a string of broadcast and print appearances in the coming weeks. As previously reported, the 46-year-old pop sensation will promote "I Look to You" with an appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" that will air on Sept. 14. Next Tuesday, she'll tape a performance in New York's Central Park for ABC's "Good Morning America." And according to Reuters, several magazine cover stories are in the works, including the next issue of Ebony. A tour may also be on the horizon for next year.

August 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Michael Jackson...

He would have been 51 years old today...

August 26, 2009

In NYC on September 10th? Catch Fashion's Night Out..

R.I.P. Senator Ted Kennedy...

Legendary Senator Ted Kennedy has died at age 77, losing his battle to brain cancer. In May 2008 doctors diagnosed Kennedy, one of the most influential and longest-serving senators in U.S. history, with a malignant brain tumor. A biography from ABC News:

The last remaining scion of the famous family, he was the brother of President John Kennedy, assassinated in 1963, Senator Robert Kennedy, fatally shot while campaigning for the 1968 Democratic presidential nomination, and Joe Kennedy, a pilot killed in World War Two. Kennedy recently finished his memoir, which should be published in a few weeks, providing an unprecedented insight into the man and his family.

August 25, 2009

Actress Julia Stiles New Eco-Friendly "Clothing Line"


August 23, 2009

Purple Party Dress...

Recently completed this purple party dress for a friend who specifically asked for a dress from me for her birthday. I didn't have a problem with making her something because she's always lacing me with cash and prizes on my birthday and she is pure hotness for doing that. Her birthday has long passed, but better late than never, right? The final dress ended up looking like an occasion/holiday/party dress to me. I think it could still be worn in warm months, but it'll really shine in the cooler "holiday" months. I tried to style the winter looks like Tracy Reese's Fall 2009 Frock! line with the granny boots and the tights. LOVE every single solitary piece in that collection.

Check out more of what I've sewn here and here!

August 21, 2009

Fashion's Night Out, September 10, 2009 [VIDEO]

Shop for good on September 10th, 2009!

August 20, 2009

Tim, Heidi, Nina and Michael: Project Runway Roundtable..

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August 17, 2009

Project Runway Season 6 Kicks Off Aug. 20th! [VIDEO]

Can't wait, can't wait, CAN'T WAIT!!!

Also click to see the NEW cast of "Dancing with the Stars!" The new season premiere airs September 21st.

Dancing with the Stars Announces the NEW Cast! [VIDEO]

August 14, 2009

VIDEO Interview with Singer/Songwriter Priscilla Renea..

A little while back I did an artist spotlight on young, upcoming singer/songwriter Priscilla Renea, well I recently got the chance to interview her and she sent her responses via video. Check out what she had to say below:

Check out Priscilla's first single, "Dollhouse" from her upcoming album "Jukebox" which comes out on October 20th.

August 13, 2009

Brad Pitt Speaks on His Progress in New Orleans [VIDEO]

He talks about the progress on the homes he's building for Hurricane Katrina victims and whether or not he'll be running for Mayor of New Orleans any time soon...

Cookie Johnson's (Magic's Wife) New Denim Line...

Cookie Johnson (who has a degree in Retailing of Clothing and Textiles) wife of L.A. Laker, Magic Johnson teamed up with Michael Glasser and FIDM (my school!!) Alumna Joie Rucker, who are the dynamic duo behind Rich & Skinny Jeans has launched a line of premium denim for curvier women. Frustrated when she couldn't find jeans to fit her body type, Cookie decided to launch her own collection of jeans.

The collection includes boot cut, straight leg, boyfriend, high-waist styles, plus leggings, running from $145-$198 in sizes 24-38. The fit is catered to fit women who don’t fall into the “standard, slim cut of premium jeans,” which, let’s be real, is a huge market of women customers.
Check out CJ by Cookie Johnson online at Nordstrom.

August 12, 2009

Celeb Look-a-Likes: Juanita Bynum & Tameka Raymond

One of my Facebook Friends linked to this article recently penned by Usher's soon to be ex-wife, Tameka Raymond and I made the comment on her thread that Tameka reminded me of Juanita Bynum. I thought I might have been a little off on that assessment until I did this side by side... yeah. I think I was pretty much spot on.

August 11, 2009

Harvard University Launches a New Menswear Line..

The name of the new Harvard menswear collection? Harvard Yard...

You may not be able to attend Harvard, but now at least you can wear the clothes. University fashion ranges typically consist of nothing more than scratchy jumpers and polo shirts emblazoned with a crest and the wearer's comedy nickname. But Harvard, the oldest university in the United States, does things differently.

Founded in 1636, the university's alumni include Barack Obama, John F Kennedy and Franklin Roosevelt. Now Harvard is offering a range of clothes to match its image.

The collection, Harvard Yard, is named after the park at the centre of the campus, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is made up of preppy American classics – think tailored chinos, Liberty prints, short-sleeved check shirts, striped blazers, waistcoats, knitwear, coats and loafers.

The pieces will not, however, be emblazoned with the university logo. Instead the institution's colour, crimson, will feature as subtle trim on button holes and zips. Prices are out of reach of most students, starting at $165 (£99) for a pair of trousers, and going up to $495 for a coat.

Inspired by pictures of students lounging in Harvard Park in the 60s, the range taps into the current vogue for preppy fashion that has seen UK brands like Jack Wills doing well despite the recession.

John Fowler, the creative director of the line, said: "It's a style that has become current again and not just with the American consumer. We think Harvard Yard will have global appeal."

Harvard has signed a 10-year licensing deal with the garment manufacturer Wearwolf Group. Jeffrey Wolf, the firm's executive vice-president, told the online fashion site "We thought Harvard had a rich and authentic connection to this particular style."

The brand plans to expand into women's wear and children's wear later.


Jennifer Hudson Welcomes a Baby Son...

via People:
Jennifer Hudson, 27, welcomed son David Daniel Otunga Jr. on Monday, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

"The baby is beautiful and perfect," says Hudson's rep Lisa Kasteler. "His parents are ecstatic."

David weighed 7 lbs., 14 oz., at birth and is the first child for Hudson and her fiancé David Otunga. The couple kept the sex of the baby a delivery surprise.

Throughout the duration of her pregnancy, Hudson refused to confirm or deny that she was an expectant mother, instead allowing her burgeoning bump to speak for itself. As late as last month, she took the stage in Los Angeles to perform "Will You Be There" at the public memorial for Michael Jackson.

Her relative silence didn't stop colleagues from sending their well-wishes, however. Anika Noni Rose predicted in June that her Dreamgirls costar would go on to be a phenomenal mother, telling PEOPLE that David Jr. would be "much loved."

August 10, 2009

Women Attempt the Most Ridiculous Shoes from Fall '09..

These are "fashion magazine photo shoot shoes" they're not for walking in, IMO...

August 6, 2009

"Models of the Runway" Trailer...

Check out the first spinoff from "Project Runway" to air on Lifetime. August 20th, Season 6 of Project Runway kicks off!! In Los Angeles this time! At my Alma Mater! Yay! Can't wait :-)

August 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Mr. President...

Happy Birthday to our distinguished 44th President, President Barack Obama who was born on August 4, 1961 IN HAWAII.

Happy 48th Mr. President!

August 3, 2009

"Good Hair" Coming Soon to Theaters..

I am a member of the "relaxed" set when it comes to styling my hair, but my husband is always asking me if I'm trying to have my foot on both sides (of relaxed and natural) because I only get relaxed 3 maybe 4 times out of a year. And no, I don't have "good hair." So during a lot of that "in between time," my hair can get pretty big. Anyhoo, I have no idea why I just told you all that, but seriously, I can't wait to see this movie!

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