Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Jennifer Hudson Performs at the Presidential Inaugural Ball

Hello Loverlies!  Happy Monday, hope your day went well.  It's a very chilly 1 degree here in my neck of the woods and I'm so happy to be snug in front of my computer.

Well...I'm sure you all are still reeling from the historical events of yesterday. I know I am.  For me, it was a fashion bonanza.  Everyone looked positively stunning; the first family dressed to impress and boy, did they ever!  Now, on to the night's festivities--performances by Alicia Keys, John Legend, and Jennifer Hudson to name a few, rocked Capitol Hill. Of course, Jen H's performance stood out the most because of her rendition of Al Green's classic Let's Stay Together.  And while we all would have loved to hear that oh so silky voice of the Man himself, IMO, Jennifer did well in spite of having to fill some pretty gigantic shoes. 

I thought she looked beautiful in a basic black sleeveless mermaid style gown.  Soft curls cascading on her shoulders lent an air of that Old Hollywood glamor I love so much. A "less is more" choice of jewelry and black pumps with jeweled platforms provided just the right amount of bling.

All in all, it was a beautiful night and Jennifer Hudson's performance was a fitting serenade for the First Couple's inaugural dance.

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Dress!

Red is definitely her color! Congratulations Jason x 2!  
Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

A beautiful day on Capitol Hill

Hello, my Loverlees!  Hope your 2013 is going well!

Today we celebrate not one, but two significant moments in the history of the United States:  the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 2nd inauguration of our 44th president, Barack Obama!

I am so proud of our First Family.  I say OUR, because whether you voted for him or not, he is still the Commander and Chief of this great nation and no matter how you feel about the man, you should ALWAYS respect of office the man holds.

That said, on to the real reason I'm here.  IMO we have the best looking First Family since the Kennedys.  First Lady, Michelle Obama, is the epitome of style, grace and understated chic.  While her stature could surely carry opulence and added embellishment without seeming overdone, she opts to stick to simple elegance with an added touch of Old Hollywood glamor.  Today's outfit is no exception.  The Thom Browne ensemble was fitting for both the occasion and the weather. The custom made navy outfit, a dress that hits just below the knee with a matching coat, drew its inspiration from a menswear silk tie pattern. Fitted through the waist, the coat flairs at the bottom and was worn at one point with a matching embellished belt. Oh, and the bangs.  Love, love, love the bangs!

The first daughters epitomized their mother's glamor and grace as well with colorful, jewel toned coats and matching gloves. Color, color, color! I was so glad to see color in a sea of gray and black. Even the first mother-in-law wore what looks like a pastel peach overcoat with accent scarf.

FA'SHOE'NISTA! salutes the First Family and their sense of style on this great and memorable day! Fabuloso!

Photos courtesy of Mrs. O

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Giuseppe Zanotti: Opulent Chic

Hello, my loverlies.  Hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday Season.  Now it's time for back to work and preparing for Spring.

Just because the Holiday is passed doesn't mean that it's no longer time for a little sparkle in our lives (and wardrobes). Giuseppe Zanotti, whom I like to call the King of Opulence, is an expert on adding sparkle and glamour to our favorite footwear.  Whether it's platform pumps, flats, or pointy-toed stilettos, there's something for every stylishly discerning Fa'shoe'nista!

So enough said, I'll let the shoes speak for themselves.  Feast and enjoy.  Ciao, Bellas!