Month: April 2009 (Page 1 of 2)

April Showers Bring Gorgeous Galoshes

Are April showers leaving you all washed out? Well, shake off those rainy day blues and step into a stylish pair of rain boots. Not only can a wonderful pair of wellies brighten up your mood, they’re guaranteed to jazz up your springtime look. Not sure what to look for in shopping for that rainy day? Scroll on for some chic picks, courtesy of yours truly!If you’re looking for a leg up on your fashion competition, may we suggest these beautiful black wedge boots from Tretorn? Stacked with a 2.7” wedge heel, these boots will certainly keep you heads above the rest:

(Image Courtesy of Yoox)
Tretorn Rubber Wedge Rainboots, $122 at Yoox
Perhaps, you’re looking for a funkier way to stand the rain. Should that be the case, you need look no further than these fierce Jimmy Choo rain boots. Draped in a dangerously sexy crocodile texture, these are guaranteed to make you the pinnacle of springtime shower style!


(Image Courtesy of Nordstrom)
Jimmy Choo Hunter Rain Boots, $395 at Nordstrom

Then again, if simple sophistication is your flavor, we think that you should give the classic Hunter boots a try. Their sleek silhouette and sturdy fit is a great complement to everything from jeans to lovely leggings, thus keeping you forever in style!


(Image Courtesy of Jilldor)
Hunter Original Wellington Rain Boots in Wine, $115 at Jilldor

Now that we’ve shown you a few ways to wash the rainy day blues away, keep it locked on Lavish to keep your finger on the pulse of everything chic. You’ll always be on the up and up when it comes to sensational style tips and fabulous sales!

April Showers Bring Gorgeous Galoshes

Are April showers leaving you all washed out? Well, shake off those rainy day blues and step into a stylish pair of rain boots. Not only can a wonderful pair of wellies brighten up your mood, they’re guaranteed to jazz up your springtime look. Not sure what to look for in shopping for that rainy day? Scroll on for some chic picks, courtesy of yours truly!

If you’re looking for a leg up on your fashion competition, may we suggest these beautiful black wedge boots from Tretorn? Stacked with a 2.7” wedge heel, these boots will certainly keep you heads above the rest:

(Image Courtesy of Yoox)

Tretorn Rubber Wedge Rainboots, $122 at Yoox

Perhaps, you’re looking for a funkier way to stand the rain. Should that be the case, you need look no further than these fierce Jimmy Choo rain boots. Draped in a dangerously sexy crocodile texture, these are guaranteed to make you the pinnacle of springtime shower style!

(Image Courtesy of Nordstrom)

Jimmy Choo Hunter Rain Boots, $395 at Nordstrom

Then again, if simple sophistication is your flavor, we think that you should give the classic Hunter boots a try. Their sleek silhouette and sturdy fit is a great complement to everything from jeans to lovely leggings, thus keeping you forever in style!

(Image Courtesy of Jilldor)

Hunter Original Wellington Rain Boots in Wine, $115 at Jilldor

Now that we’ve shown you a few ways to wash the rainy day blues away, keep it locked on Lavish to keep your finger on the pulse of everything chic. You’ll always be on the up and up when it comes to sensational style tips and fabulous sales!

I am Because We Are

With all the controversy surrounding Madonna’s pending adoption to a Malawian orphan, its good to see that her hear is really in the right place. Have a look at what she is doing on Africa right now.

I am Because We Are

With all the controversy surrounding Madonna’s pending adoption to a Malawian orphan, its good to see that her hear is really in the right place. Have a look at what she is doing on Africa right now.

Glam Awards 2009: Vote For Us!

Voting for the 2009 Glam Network awards is here. I wasn’t able to post this last week, but be sure to drop by the fashion category and vote for us! Thanks!

Vote here

Glam Awards 2009: Vote For Us!

Voting for the 2009 Glam Network awards is here. I wasn’t able to post this last week, but be sure to drop by the fashion category and vote for us! Thanks!

Vote here

First Lady Obama’s “Fashion Faux-Pas”?


First Lady Michelle Obama in Prague, Czech Republic yesterday.
(Image Courtesy of Huffington Post)

Though our First Lady has been championed for being a style icon in the recessionista age for bolstering up-and-coming designers such as Jason Wu, Thakoon Panichgul, and Maria Pinto, she recently elicited the ire of luxury designers such as Oscar De La Renta and Vera Wang. De La Renta, in particular, criticized Mrs. Obama for “[going] in one direction only” by ignoring the established designers and not putting out the “right message at this particular point”.

Now, I could easily counter that by praising our First Lady’s insistence in featuring rising American designers while being sensitive to our currently dreadful economic climate by wearing mid-range pieces from J. Crew and H & M, but that would just be beating a dead horse. Quite frankly, I’d rather point out the hollow irony of said luxury designers who have ignored or marginalized black women for years. From their intermittent usage of black models on the catwalk to their disregard for black female clientele who do not fit into the standard gamine shape, I find it sardonic that they’re up in arms about Mrs. Obama’s lack of haste in wearing their clothes. Moreover, the fact that said established designers weren’t at all concerned about marketing to black women during sunnier times, only to essentially beg our First Lady to bail them out of this recession reeks of self-righteous opportunism.

However, I can’t quite gloat at this reversal of fortune, for the fact remains that the black woman as a client of the fashion industry has yet to be regarded with the same amount of regard as her non-black counterparts in spite of her buying power. As someone who has been involved in this industry for almost nine years, the sting of that bitter truth is still fresh. And while we as Americans have proven to be open to the reality of having a man of color as our president with his urbane and intelligent black First Lady by his side, we have a long way to go when it comes to appreciating black women as a true marketable and consumer force in society. So, on a parting note, I, as an American consumer and a black woman, challenge Mr. De La Renta and company to prove their inclusivity “at this particular point”. Do show us that you’re just as open to designing for all women of all races and all classes as Tracy Reese and Narciso Rodriguez have proven time and time again.

After all, if we can successfully elect change for our country, surely, you all are up to the task.

First Lady Obama’s “Fashion Faux-Pas”?


First Lady Michelle Obama in Prague, Czech Republic yesterday.
(Image Courtesy of Huffington Post)

Though our First Lady has been championed for being a style icon in the recessionista age for bolstering up-and-coming designers such as Jason Wu, Thakoon Panichgul, and Maria Pinto, she recently elicited the ire of luxury designers such as Oscar De La Renta and Vera Wang. De La Renta, in particular, criticized Mrs. Obama for “[going] in one direction only” by ignoring the established designers and not putting out the “right message at this particular point”.

Now, I could easily counter that by praising our First Lady’s insistence in featuring rising American designers while being sensitive to our currently dreadful economic climate by wearing mid-range pieces from J. Crew and H & M, but that would just be beating a dead horse. Quite frankly, I’d rather point out the hollow irony of said luxury designers who have ignored or marginalized black women for years. From their intermittent usage of black models on the catwalk to their disregard for black female clientele who do not fit into the standard gamine shape, I find it sardonic that they’re up in arms about Mrs. Obama’s lack of haste in wearing their clothes. Moreover, the fact that said established designers weren’t at all concerned about marketing to black women during sunnier times, only to essentially beg our First Lady to bail them out of this recession reeks of self-righteous opportunism.

However, I can’t quite gloat at this reversal of fortune, for the fact remains that the black woman as a client of the fashion industry has yet to be regarded with the same amount of regard as her non-black counterparts in spite of her buying power. As someone who has been involved in this industry for almost nine years, the sting of that bitter truth is still fresh. And while we as Americans have proven to be open to the reality of having a man of color as our president with his urbane and intelligent black First Lady by his side, we have a long way to go when it comes to appreciating black women as a true marketable and consumer force in society. So, on a parting note, I, as an American consumer and a black woman, challenge Mr. De La Renta and company to prove their inclusivity “at this particular point”. Do show us that you’re just as open to designing for all women of all races and all classes as Tracy Reese and Narciso Rodriguez have proven time and time again.

After all, if we can successfully elect change for our country, surely, you all are up to the task.

Wave Nouveau: Another 80s Comeback?

I came across this photo of Rihanna leaving another Hollywood hotspot the other day:


Image Courtesy of Singersroom.com

and it took me back to the bewitching glamour that was the Wave Nouveau:


Image Courtesy of OK Nation

While the ‘do is often derided as an 80s tragedy, I remember it fondly as the epitome of chic hair and fabulous style. Seeing Rihanna emerge with a 21st century version of the iconic hairstyle inspired me to pay homage to what my first memory of fierce fashion was.

As for whether this remains to be the next 80s throwback comeback? Judging by the effortless way that Rihanna worked it, don’t be surprised to see it on the streets very soon.

Wave Nouveau: Another 80s Comeback?

I came across this photo of Rihanna leaving another Hollywood hotspot the other day:


Image Courtesy of Singersroom.com

and it took me back to the bewitching glamour that was the Wave Nouveau:


Image Courtesy of OK Nation

While the ‘do is often derided as an 80s tragedy, I remember it fondly as the epitome of chic hair and fabulous style. Seeing Rihanna emerge with a 21st century version of the iconic hairstyle inspired me to pay homage to what my first memory of fierce fashion was.

As for whether this remains to be the next 80s throwback comeback? Judging by the effortless way that Rihanna worked it, don’t be surprised to see it on the streets very soon.

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