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Good Look – Rihanna

In Fashion, Good Look on November 2, 2009 at 10:50 pm

In less than five years, Rihanna has gone from a fresh-faced, teeny-bopper to a bold, hyper-sexed, 20+ million album selling vixen.

Now, I’m loving the new R&B Chick-meets-Dominatrix ‘get-up’, but I also feel that somewhere along the way, something got lost. It’s not easy going from woman-child to full blown maven via the whole world, and I do wish the transition would have been a bit smoother. Maybe then her look wouldn’t have been so angst-driven. Even if shes been hardened by the hard knocks (literally, thanks to that ex-dud Chris Brown) of life, I do miss when Rihanna still had that glow in her eyes. And I believe she could have done the rocker black girl with a bit more pizzazz.

I’m assuming that this look (pictured below)was an MTV appearance or so, around her fourth album release Good Girl Gone Bad . I feel  this look was a bit of a Baby Phat meets H&M – which is not a bad thing, but could have used a bit more edge. I do like that she has that innocence, and with a bit of tweaking this look would have been bang on.

Get the Look

The Jacket – This Midnight Silk Biker Jacket by Christopher Kane. 1,539 (CAD). Available at Net-A-Porter.
Christopher Kane

The Top – This Black Leather Bustier by Maurie & Eve. 148 (GBP). Available at Bunny Hug.

Maurie & Eve

The Pant – These black satin low rise five pocket jeans by Cheap Monday. 23.49 (GBP). Available at Hug Bunny.
Cheap Monday

The Shoe – These leopard print ankle booties by Christian Louboutin. 798 (EURO). Available at My Theresa.
Christian Louboutin

The Accessories

As follows:

The Necklace – This Gold Pleated Chain Necklace with oxidised Silver Jumprings. 233 (GBP).

Bex Rox
The Bracelets – This chain bracelet with cord detail. 115 (GBP).Bex RoxThis chain and cord bracelet. 40 (GBP).
Bex Rox
All by Bex Rox and available at Brown Fashions.

The Earrings – These crystal hoops Kenneth Jay Lane. 249 (EURO). Available at My Theresa.
Kenneth Jay Lane
The Clutch – This Montelparo Clutch. $38 (CAD). Available at Aldo.Aldo Clutch

Good Look – Jennifer Lopez

In Fashion, Good Look on November 2, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Since transitioning from pop-cultural amazon to wife of Latin singer Marc Anthony and mother of twins, Jennifer Lopez has quietly bowed out of the limelight but her immaculate sense of fashion remains unscathed.

Ms. Lopez has made best-dressed lists and worst-dressed lists, but I believe any member of the fashion press who tries to defame her image is only doing it as a mere devil’s advocate.

Jennifer Lopez is at her best in viva-glam mode. Whether she’s dawning her famous floppy hat, or gracing the red carpet in a organza gown, it’s quite possible that Ms. Lopez is one of the best-dressed people in the world.

This season is all about classic investment pieces, gloves, coats and jewellery. Gone are the days of ultra-trendy statements; in comes staples you can wear for years to come.

Get the Look

Jennifer Lopez

The Hat – This Black Woven Hat with Patent Belt and Gold Chain Detail by American Accessories Designer Eugenia Kim. 230 (GBP). Available at Bunny Hug.Eugenia Kim Black Woven Hat with Patent Belt and Gold Chain Detail

The Earrings – These Rhinstone Hoop Earrings by Giles & Brother. $160 (USD). Available at Net-A-Porter.
Giles & Brother

The Coat – This Black Burberry Double-breasted Coat. 1195 (Euros). Available at StyleBop.
Burberry Double-Breasted Wool Coat

The Blouse – This Black silk pussy-bow blouse by Alexander McQueen. $614(CAD). Available at Net-A-Porter.

Alexander McQueen Blouse

The Pant – These Grey Sailor bi-stretch trousers. 25 (GBP). Available at Debenhaums.

The Shoe – These spike-heeled, crystal-studded ankle boots by Christopher Kane for Versus. 1375(Euros). Available at Colette.Versus

The Accessories

The Gloves – Wool and Leather gloves by Phi. 580 (Euros). Available at Colette.

The Ring – This crystal bauble ring. $97 (CAD). Available at Intermix.
Intermix Ring

The Bag – This Marc Jacobs green and violet leather bag. 913 (Euros). Availabel at Far Fetch.
Marc Jacobs

Good Look – Cheryl Cole

In Fashion, Good Look on November 2, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Cheryl Cole is not known on the northern hemisphere of the planet (at least not enough to have an impact), but in the UK she’s beyond media darling. She’s somewhat of a quasi-God to the slebrity-obsessed and fashion press a like.

She is beautiful, that’s for sure. And her story is relatable. She grew up on the rough side of England on an estate ( over there, the estates are not-so-good). She won a reality TV competition landing a spot in group Girls Aloud (basically, a contemporary, modernized version of Spice Girls). Surprisingly, the group hasn’t crossed over as their predecessors did. But her life is a fairy tale – with a lot of loopholes. She married mega-rich Soccer Pro Ashley Cole (He plays for Chelsea), and over a short course of time her look has gone from chav, to WAG, to a woman all her own. However, she still has a bit of that Chav mentality complementing her history of bar fights and potty mouth square offs with other celebrities. But as they say, you can take the ghetto out the hood, but you can’t take the hood out the ghetto. Regardless of her raucous ways, she’s graced countless magazine covers and has been placed at the top of almost all of UK’s best dressed lists. While I do definitely question all the hype, I have to salute the fact that she made the cover of British Vogue.

I’ve never seen Ms. Cole look as good as she did within those pages. And I don’t think I ever will again. I do believe it’s a good idea for her to revel in her fame while it’s around. Her style counsel is steering her in the right direction; I sure hope that she’ll settle into her look and become a true fashion icon.

Get The Look

The Top – Chale Pussy-Bow Blouse by Diane von Furstenberg. $261 (CAD).

I do prefer a long-sleeve with sequin leggings – especially with sequin leggings. I also prefer if the blouse covers the bum and it doesn’t look like this one does, but chances are you may have a coat on top anyway.

The Pant – Dégradé Sequin Leggings by Stella McCartney. $837.20 (USD).

Apparently they’re sold out. You’ve got to be kidding me. These are the most gorgeous sequin leggings I’ve ever seen. The dégradé effect adds elegance and in a way, it tells you how to wear them. Start light as a top and make sure the shoes are dark – but not brown or black, please.

The Shoe – Taupe Moos pump by Aldo. $90(USD).
The Accessories:

The Broach – I found this Cream Pearl and Crystal Cluster Brooch for $14.99 (USD) by White Aisle.

The bracelet
Silver-tone Swarovski Crystal-Embellished Bracelet by Roberto Cavalli. $1,415 (USD).
The Bag – Lace Detail Bag by Zagliani. 3,565 (GBP). Available at Browns Fashion.