April 29, 2012

My Powder Pink Dye Job...

Hey ya'll! I'm back with another dye job (see my most recent one HERE) and I'm not done yet! I had these pants in a bag of clothes to giveaway before I got bit by the omgIhavetodyeeverythingIown bug. So I'll say it again, don't get rid of clothes that you can breathe life back into! These pink pants started out khaki and flared (see below). Flared pants tend to make me look dumpy because of the fact that I'm so freakin' tall (I'm 5'4, lol) ok, flared pants don't always make me look dumpy, just sometimes. So before I dyed my pants, I found this tutorial that showed me everything I needed to know on how to take my pants from flared to skinny and more fabulous than before...  
In addition to dying my khakis, I threw in a white tee,
that wasn't so white anymore and a pale pink sweater.
I used Rit Dye in petal pink, it looks more like a powder pink, or baby shower pink in my opinion, but it falls right into the pastel trends that were all over the runways at New York Fashion Week for Spring 2012. Woo! Thrifty and on trend! Double score! See a few more pics HERE
My Khaki Pants BEFORE.

April 28, 2012

It's Time for the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Click the pic for more info and links to tickets to this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival!

How to Get Megan Draper's Mad Men Makeup Look...

I love the look of winged eyeliner. When it's done right, it's near perfection on any face. A couple people who continue to get this beauty trend right are Nicole Richie and Adele. Fabulous. But enter stage left Megan Draper from AMC's Mad Men and this chick is kinda owning the look too. The video below gives one of the best tips on how to perfect winged eyeliner that I've ever heard, start with the wing! Wow! Groundbreaking (for me anyways, lol) I promise you I tried it, and it worked the FIRST TIME, no lie. So if you've struggled to capture the winged eyeliner look in the past (like me) watch and learn below:

April 26, 2012

WATCH: Jill Scott's "Blessed"

Jill, you looking good girl... love this song.

April 25, 2012

WATCH: Brandy's Behind the Music...

Did you miss it? Well watch and click the link below to watch clips from Brandy's Behind the Music.

Click HERE to watch more video clips from Brandy's "Behind the Music" on VH1

TLC's Lisa Left Eye Lopes Gone 10 Years, To Make a Digital Comeback with TLC on Tour.

Ten years to the day after Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was killed in a car accident in Honduras, her former TLC groupmates have a huge announcement: They're reuniting for a US tour, and will be bringing the late R&B star back to life. Read more about it HERE.
Watch TLC's Behind the Music below:

BABY CONGRATS! Tamera Mowry-Housley is Expecting...

Ten months after her twin Tia welcomed her first child, Tamera Mowry-Housley is now expecting a baby of her own, the actress confirms exclusively to PEOPLE. “Adam and I are excited about having a baby and the blessing that he or she will bring to our lives and to our family and friends,” Mowry-Housley, 33, tells PEOPLE. “We can’t wait to meet this little miracle!” Congratulations to them both! Read more about it HERE.

Tamera and twin sister Tia with son Cree

Beyonce Named 2012 People Magazine's "Most Beautiful"

"I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth," says PEOPLE's 2012 World's Most Beautiful Woman. "I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth." 

The "Crazy in Love" singer, 30, and her husband of four years, Jay-Z, 42, have gone gaga for Blue, born Jan. 7 in New York City. "She's just the cutest thing," gushes Beyoncé, who croons one-of-a-kind tunes to her daughter and professes to "love" changing diapers. 

 So who does her daughter most resemble? "She looks like Blue," says Beyoncé, who is back to her pre-pregnancy weight and gearing up for her first post-baby concerts, Memorial Day weekend at the Revel Atlantic City. "She's her own person."

 "The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy," she adds. "The word 'love' means something completely different now." For more of Beyoncé's exclusive interview – in which she shares her beauty secrets, reveals how she lost the baby weight and sets the record straight on all the rumors – pick up this week's special issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

See the other A-Listers who made the 2012 People Magazine "Most Beautiful" list and watch some behind the scenes shots from Beyonce's People Magazine shoot below:

President Obama Slow Jams the News with Jimmy Fallon

April 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Luther Vandross! You Are Missed.

Today is Luther's Birthday, hard to believe he's been gone almost 7 years...


April 17, 2012

Heidi Klum Covers Allure Magazine's May 2012 Issue.

via HuffPo: Heidi Klum is posing totally naked in Allure's May 2012 issue. And, wonder of wonders, she looks amazing. 38-year-old Klum stripped down for photographer Norman Jean Roy, wearing nothing but a Hervé Van der Straeten bracelet on her right wrist (conveniently placed over her lady parts). Not that she's got anything to hide. 

Needless to say, Heidi found ways to make her body work for her -- and she doesn't plan on changing it anytime soon. When asked the inevitable question about plastic surgery (Ed. note: when will lady mags stop asking female celebrities about this hackneyed topic?), she dished: "Everyone has a view of what's pretty and what's not pretty, and [surgery] just doesn't look pretty to me. Especially when I see it on really young girls. I don't want to name names, but it's like, Wow, I remember you five years ago, looking to me so beautiful, and now it's like... who is this person? And I know girls half my age who do it. What are they gonna do at 40 or 50, when the s-h-i-t really hits the fan?" Click the link below to see how great Heidi looks...

April 16, 2012

I'm on Pinterest!

Click the logo to get to my "pins." Let's follow each other's awesomeness!


April 13, 2012

Wishing Al Green A "Simply Beautiful" Birthday...

Albert Green was born on this day April 13, 1946. Happy Birthday to him...


My Style Diary: Potential Weekend Festival Outfits...

It's Springtime Festival Season here in Louisiana! It's the best time to be able to eat great food and hear great music in our state. The French Quarter Festival kicked off on April 12th and I'm giddy with anticipation on attending... hence my trying on of various "festival" like outfits, lol. A rundown of my outfits is below:

Left: Old Navy Madras Dress and red espadrilles 
Middle: Contempo blouse (remember Contempo? lol) and 7 For All Mankind Roll Up Jeans 
Right: BCBG Max Azria Grey Knit Sundress (circa 1999) and matching Chuck Taylor Sneaks.

Just so you know, I'm leaning towards something loose so I can stuff my pie hole with festival food.
Hope you guys have a great weekend too!


April 10, 2012

I Dyed! A Tan Jacket Bright Yellow.

I've owned this tan, cotton Old Navy jacket for a few years now, and it's been a dependable and sturdy companion to wear with jeans, shorts or flowy summer dresses. It wasn't until recently that I had another light bulb moment in thinking that I could make this jacket more current by adding a splash of bright color, and below are my results! I was quite pleased with them. More pics on my Instagram...  you can follow me if you feel so inclined, and the process I followed to dye my jacket with Rit dye is HERE (I did the washing machine method)

April 6, 2012

Alicia Keys Covers Vibe Magazine's April May Issue.

Alicia Keys covers Vibe Magazine's April / May 2012 issue on news stands April 16th.

April 4, 2012

Rihanna Covers Elle's May 2012 Issue, Talks Chris Brown.

In the May issue of ELLE, the chart-topping "We Found Love" singer, 24, finally acknowledges -- and sort of explains -- why she's back in contact with ex Chris Brown. Over three years after Brown's violent assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna, the twosome collaborated on two singles -- and have been secretly hooking up for over a year, multiple sources have confirmed to Us Weekly.

"I respect what other people have to say. The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently," cover girl Rihanna tells ELLE of the furious reactions from fans and critics about reconnecting with Brown, 22, despite their brutal past. "It's very hard for me to accept, but I get it," she says of the criticism. "People end up wasting their time on the blogs or whatever, ranting away, and that's all right. I don't hate them for it."

April 3, 2012

Oprah Poses With Her Younger Self on the Cover of O.

In the May 2012 issue of O Magazine, Oprah poses with her younger self and pens the younger O a letter:

Dear beautiful brown-skinned girl, 
 I look into your eyes and see the light and hope of myself. In this photo you are just about to turn 20, posing outside the television station where you were recently hired as a reporter. You're proud of yourself for getting the job, but uncertain you'll be able to manage all your college classes before 1 and arrive at the station by 1:30 for a full day's work. Even so, your biggest concern is how to manage your love life with Bubba. Yes, you are dating someone named Bubba.

April 2, 2012

Are You Following? (Because I'd Like You To) :-)

Are you following me on Tumblr? What about Twitter? Have you "liked" Hip Couture on Facebook? I already asked you about Chictopia, but it doesn't hurt to pull your shirt and remind you again does it? I didn't think so. And when's the last time you checked Michelle O. Style? And Hip Trip Advisor? So much going on, I don't want you to miss any of it!

IT'S ME: Spring Stripes...

Hey everybody! I'm back on Chictopia again. This time, I'm trying to win a Free People contest so if you could click over and vote for me and add me as a favorite you'd be doing me a solid. And if I don't win, hey. Such is life and on to the next, right? But you could see still this spring outfit in it's entirety by clicking over. Yay! And thanks in advance :)

First Look: Whitney Houston in the Movie "Sparkle"

via Us Weekly: Sixteen years after her role in The Preacher's Wife, Whitney Houston will posthumously make her big screen comeback with the summer release of Sparkle. Wrapping production on the project just prior to her shocking February 11 death, Houston will appear as Emma, a single mom whose daughter (Jordin Sparks) is eager to become part of a hot new Motown group. Watch a clip below: