Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Oscar's night of Beauty

Oscar season. That time of the year when all fashionistas wait with baited breath for the Red Carpet Fashion Extravanganza.

This year, neutrals played a big part as well as opulent color; reds, blues, yellows, etc. Gold made a big splash as many of the Hollywood divas opted for the bling. Below are a few of my picks for best dressed.

From the lovely Kerry Washington, Dame Shirley Bassey and the nights best surprise, First Lady Michelle Obama in a stunning Naeem Khan number, the Red Carpet was definitely a feast for the fashion hungry eye. Enjoy, mon bellas!

All photos are courtesy  of The Hollywood Reporter unless otherwise stated.

Olivia Munn

Skyfall actress Naomie Harris

Catherine Zeta-Jones
Octavia Spencer

Kerry Washington

Nicole Kidman

Quvenzhane Wallis

Kelly Rowland

Gloria Reuben

Good Morning America's Robin Roberts

First Lady Michelle Obama
Photo courtesy of
Dame Shirley Bassey

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


New York Fashion Week. Another reason to love February.  Designers show their best wares on the Runways. Stylists and make up artists work their expertise on the bodies and faces of super mannequins as they strut their stuff on the Catwalk during the week.

For me, the most fun is watching the fashionistas as they arrive at the shows. From punk/grunge chic, to elegant glamor, these fashion savvy divas know how to express and impress. I suppose I find them far more interesting because I can relate to them. They represent the "everywoman" and what they share in common is their individualism.  Their unique style is inspiring and their confidence is alluring and magnetic. They're not afraid to wear what best suits them, whether it's bright colors, bold patterns, or a mixture of both.

FA'SHOE'NISTA salutes the individual style and grace of the divas of NYFW.  Très bien, no?

Tamu McPherson - All the Pretty Birds

Marian Kihogo

The beautiful Angela Bassett

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Donna Karan Spring 2013 Ad

I love Donna Karan. Always have, always will. As far as I'm concerned she is the Queen of Sleek Chic. Her designs are for the discriminating woman who wants to look her best with an edge to her style. I think the thing that I love most about Donna Karan's designs is that I GET them. I understand her fashion philosophy: the soft, flowing fabrics, the body hugging lines minus the vulgarity, the tailored attention to detail. As an artist, I am a just as much an admirer of the Avant Garde as the next person, but sometimes, just sometimes, I want to look "pretty." Donna Karan's Spring 2013 collection is all that and more. Not much fuss, just beautiful designs. Sleek Chic at its best. Enjoy.