Thursday, February 23, 2012

Solange Knowles

Totally and completely HAUTE!

Image courtesy of The Manifesto Part 2


Hello my Loverlies! Hope your week so far has been fabulicious! I hopped on over to Marian Kihogo, stylist and all around fashionista extraodinaire, and found this video of NEGARIN LONDON A/W 12 collection. This is a beautiful collection, full of color and vibrancy with an elegant cool and ease that is a necessity in the lives of today's busy stylistas.

So check out this video, tell me what you think. I think that I shall be keeping an eye on NEGARIN LONDON from now on!

NEGARIN LONDON A/W 12-13 from H1 on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Samanta Joseph: Stylish shoes for the plus size FA'SHOE'NISTA

Samanta Joseph has her finger on the pulse of the real woman. She saw a need for fashionable shoes and boots in larger sizes and hence the creation and success of her company, Samanta Shoes.

Joseph says that while women who happen to have a larger foot need comfort, they don't want it at the expense of fashion and style. Joseph's shoes and boots are both fashionably current with a built in element of comfort that increases her footwear's "wear-ability." Recently featured in Essence TV's Big Black Book of Websites, Joseph talks about how her shoes fit the lifestyle of the style conscious plus size woman.

FA'SHOE'NISTA congratulates and thanks Samanta Joseph of Samanta Shoes for remembering a portion of the consumer population largely forgotten by many of today's fashion footwear designers.

Visit Samanta Shoe's blog, Shoe Talk for more info on this young designer's rise to stardom.

Dilla Boot
Photo courtesy of Samanta Shoes

Black History Month: Vintage Nina Simone

Her haunting voice and autobiographical lyrics were only a part of this style icon's persona. An elegant, graceful cool permeates from this photo of the late, great Nina Simone, circa 1965. Bravo.
Photo courtesy of Vintage Black Glamour

Friday, February 17, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Naturalistas-Past and Present

Pam Grier, circa 1970's
All photos courtesy of

Hello all of my Loverlies! Well, once again we are in a historical state of mind with Black History Month. I usually don't have a specific idea of what to post during this holiday month. However this year, I'm on the lookout for 60's and 70's style and those of us who rocked it both then and now.

My first segment in the Past and Present series features the naturalistas (those wearing lustrous locs and fierce fros)! So sit back and check out these natural beauties as you imagine that you're listening to the funky beats of Chaka Khan and Rufus or Sly and the Family Stone! Power to the People!


Singer, actress and model, Marsha Hunt, circa 1960's


Jazz musician extraordinaire, Esperanza Spalding

How scary is this resemblance! Majestically magnificent!