Rihanna on VOGUE November Ish Cover

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Rihanna on the cover of VOGUE November 2012 issue

“Totally unfiltered, relentlessly productive, and obsessed-about by millions—the supernova-hot singer is readying a new studio album and living a mile-a-minute life.”

Read the rest of the Vogue article, “Rihanna: The Unstoppable Artist” over at Vogue.

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The voice. The fluid dance moves. The personal style. The pixie. She photographs well to boot. No wonder I’ve been hearing a lot of my friends claiming to be real fans — of the music and the artist. I’ve heard her described as an exceptional performer.

Check out the behind the scene clip of Rihanna’s November 2012 Cover Shoot over at Vogue.

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“Rihanna goes far and away for her second Vogue cover shoot, photographed by Annie Leibovitz.”

Putting on “Take Care” by Drake which features Rihanna in the background as I set about to wrap up this post. The blend of images, music and having watched clips of her live performance recently is intoxicating.

The VOGUE November issue hits newsstands nationwide on October 23rd and is available now as a digital download for the iPad®, Kindle Fire, NOOK Color™, and NOOK Tablet™.

Photos courtesy of Annie Leibovitz/VOGUE.

Taylor Swift on GLAMOUR November Ish Cover

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Taylor Swift on the cover of GLAMOUR Magazine | Burberry London tank, Dior skirt and belt and a Tiffany & Co. diamond bracelet

I was never a fan but I do find Taylor Swift extremely pretty and she looks deliciously Red on the cover of Glamour. (P.S. You can also check out the cover shoot slideshow over at Glamour.)

With a new album, Red, in stores October 22nd, a huge tour expected in 2013, and a whole lot of tabloid attention surrounding her recent romance with Conor Kennedy, Taylor is entering a more grown-up phase of her already astonishing career.

You can take a peek at this beauty as she opens up about her career, her friends, and her own latest “love story” in the November issue.

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On Taylor Swift: Erin by Erin Fetherston dress, vintage belt, Mark Cross satchel and Casadei pumps

I’m so lemming for that dress. I heart you Erin Fetherston.

Glamour’s November issue is available digitally since October 2nd on the iPad, Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook Color, and on the newsstands nationwide on October 9th.

Happy reading!

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Keira Knightley on VOGUE October Ish Cover

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And isn’t Keira Knightley gorgeous? I esp like that arm piece; add contrast to a whimsical lace, impressing a more contemporary sense to an aged romantic edge.

Make sure to grab a copy of the VOGUE October issue, available on newsstands nationwide (US) beginning 24 September.

And a question posed, “are you ready for The New Normal?” pause and consider before the credits roll.

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The New Normal. A sitcom based on Glee creator Ryan Murphy’s life. Cast includes Ellen Barkin, Andrew Rannells, and NeNe Leakes.


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Banana Republic unveils their 2011 Fall Campaign

In celebration of the richness of autumn, Banana Republic highlights the simple pleasures of the fall season with a crisp white shirt, warm camel hues, classic tartan prints and polished, cozy tweeds as the brand unveils their 2011 Fall Campaign, “The Good Life,” shot by world-renown photographer, Peter Lindbergh.

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According to Banana Republic, the following are key items this fall.

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HP Celebrates Marchesa Spring 2012 Collection during NYFW

Once again, HP has captured my full attention when I saw the photo attachments on the email. They’ve managed to surpass the wow factor of one of their older projects which also was aimed at the fusion of fashion and technology — the HP Vivienne Tam Digital Clutch something that I had stumbled upon earlier that year prior attending that event.

This time, HP celebrated the Marchesa Spring 2012 Collection at the Dream Hotel last 13th of September, 2011 in New York City — during this year’s New York Fashion Week (NYFW). Wait till you see how this particular gadget looks rendered in “tech art” luxury. I almost fell off my chair when I saw it.

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Georgina Chapman views images from Marchesa’s 2012 Spring Collection in 3D

HP celebrated the fusion of fashion and technology with Marchesa during NYFW. At Marchesa’s Plaza Hotel show, HP captured the fashion house’s 2012 Spring collection with HP Live 3-D. The 3-D images were presented later that evening to special industry guests, including Emma Roberts, Camilla Belle and Rachel Zoe, at the Dream Downtown.

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Marchesa Co-founders Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig with HP Tech Art

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Fergie on GLAMOUR’s December Ish Cover

I look at her and cry. She’s sooo pretty! I wonder if I’d ever look half as good as her dressed, styled and posed like that. I wish. Fergie is Fergie. Heh. I’ve always thought that she’s gorgeous (downright sexy to boot!) ever since I first saw a video of her and the rest of Black Eyed Peas. And yes, Fergie is on the cover of Glamour’s December issue, their 20th Anniversary Special Issue.

The Grammys. The fragrance. The new album. Black Eyed Peas front woman Stacy Ann Ferguson is having the year of her life. Fergie’s soaring vocals and dare–you–to–look–away sex appeal have made her an unstoppable musical force, both as a solo artist and with the Peas. She’s shown a real social conscience, working for causes from AIDS to cancer, and Glamour is proud to honor her as a 2010 Woman of the Year. Photographed in Los Angeles, Fergie poses on the cover in a Dsquared2 blazer and inside the issue in a Sonia Rykiel dress, Neil Lane jewelry and Christian Louboutin shoes.

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You can check out both the photo and article here: Fergie: The Superstar.

Sharing a bit from what Fergie said on the topic of self-esteem: “[If] you start making the right choices for yourself, all of a sudden you start feeling better and better. You’d be surprised how addicting high self-esteem is.” and I couldn’t agree with her more.

Other women who join Fergie on the Glamour’s honour roster for 2010 Women of the Year are: Julia Roberts, Michelle Obama, Katie Spotz, Constance McMillen, Donatella Versace, Dr. Hawa Abdi & Her Daughters, Queen Rania, Cher, Lindsey Vonn, Mia Hamm & Lisa Leslie and the Female Heads of State. Individual articles can be perused on www.GLAMOUR.com.

Issue will be available digitally and on newsstands nationwide (US) on 09 November.

Happy reading!

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Anne Hathaway on VOGUE November Ish

VOGUE, November 2010 - Anne Hathaway | Tops II Bottoms - Fashion, Shopping, StyleThe cover article states, “Looking like a cross between Caron and Audrey Hepburn, Hathaway has spent the past two days gamely flitting about Paris wearing a series of dazzling creations and a staggering amount of diamonds.”

Yes, we find the lovely star of Princess Diaries, Bride Wars, Rachel Getting Married among others, Anne Hathaway, on the cover of the November issue of VOGUE. Poised between girldom and full-fledged womanhood, the actress talks to Contributing Editor Adam Green about growing up, learning to trust, and taking on her most challenging role yet. You can read the full article here: Happily Ever After: Anne Hathaway.

And now let’s move on to the gorgeous photos..

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Bootcut and Flare Jeans Fashion

Let’s welcome the Jeans-inspired season with a selection that showcases two of my favourite cut and style: bootcut and flare jeans.

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Levi’s® 524™ Faded Skinny Flare Jeans – $40.00
Urban Pipeline® Bootcut Jeans – $36.00
SO® Flare Jeans – $40.00
Unionbay® Slim Bootcut Jeans – $36.00
Urban Pipeline® Bootcut Jeans – $36.00
SO® Flare Jeans – $40.00
Levi’s® Red Tab™ 517® Stretch Flare Jeans – $34.00
Unionbay® Slim Bootcut Jeans – $36.00
Lee® Relaxed Bootcut Jeans – $24.99
Mudd® Flare Jeans – $36.00

I esp love the 2 pairs from Levi’s! GAH.

I’ve managed to accumulate a great number of pairs over the years and I plan to add more. This is one piece of clothing that will never go out of fashion for me. I’m constantly working on looks with jeans playing an important part. I love how I can pull off outfits that still can be called fashionable without it ending up looking too calculated.

What sort of cut is your favourite? Any brand in particular that you favour over the rest?

All featured Jeans are available at Kohls.com

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Fall Fashion: Empowering Your Confidence

I know it’s been quite some time since you folks heard from me (close to a year, actually). But let me take this time to make up for lost time and share with you a couple of photos that simply took my breath away. There’s one thing that a photographer captures a model in a fabulous outfit and gorgeous setting but to create this wonderfully styled photographs — simply amazing.

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Protect Your Assets: Recession Denim

Now, if my legs will turn out looking like this then I’ll certainly be off to Bloomingdales in an instant. If I live near one, that is.

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Legs that go on forever. I think I’ve successfully made my point, image size plus placement and all. (Funny memory of an opening gambit recently used on me by some guy — a comment on my legs. Quick answer: I don’t think so, buddy. Heh. Pick-up fail.)

Anyway, Recession Denim launched its premier collection in the US in April 2009.

The collection features well-made, classic jean silhouettes that will never go out of style. The entire collection ranges in price from $85-$120, which is well below the current price for high-fashion denim.

Now available at over 50 top boutiques in the US and internationally, Recession Denim will be launching its fashion-forward second collection this Fall. Taking cues from Fall 2009 runway trends, the new collection features Motorcycle jeans, denim leggings, and the Gypsy line, which includes denim dresses and skirts.

Recession Denim will be hitting the floors of Bloomingdales next week and over 60 stores across the US.

Oddly enough, it’s been reported that Recession Denim is a denim company that seems to be doing extremely well in the present state of the economy. What irony.

Happy shopping, folks!