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L.A.M.B – Harajuku Mini Fashion Line for Target

From Missoni to Gwen Stefani, Target is all about style this fall.

The Minnesota retailer just disclosed the first photo of the upcoming ‘Harajuku Mini’ fashion line for kids by singer and L.A.M.B designer Gwen Stefani.

Gwen Stefani’s Fashion Brand L.A.M.B has created a kids wear line for the Brand ‘Target’ called ‘Harajuku Mini’ which is a Japanese inspired super cute and playful kids clothes.

This new line will consist of apparel and accessories for babes, kids and tweens and is scheduled to hit all Target stores on 3th, November 2011.

The promo pictures have been launched and those look fabulous, with the never aging pop star Gwen Stefani in something that looks like ‘Alice In Wonderland’ inspired outfit with ruffles and bows in abundance. In those pictures below, in addition to Gwen are the super cute little outfits from the kids wear with even cuter kids adorning the outfits. Take a peep!

Comments from Stefani, ”Harajuku Mini is a dream come true! I’ve always wanted to do cool children’s fashion line inspired by the Playful clothing found in Japan. The whole idea is about being creative, expressing your own individuality and having fun getting dresses.”

The line will include everything from shoes to hoodies to specially designed toddler to tween set. Affordability is the key for the designer and mother of two – so nothing will cost more than $30.

We are in awe of the collection and dig the promo pictures! Looks like we got ourselves a Wonder Woman right here!

WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2011

The awards to pay tribute to the women in the world. For their achievements and extra ordinary contributions made in various streams. People have been awarded this award every year; the winners this time are as below.

•    Jennifer Lopez: The All-Star
•    Tory Burch: The Fashion Force
•    Laura Bush, Barbara Bush & Jenna Bush Hager: The Generations Award
•    Chelsea Handler: The Queen of the Night
•    Withelma “T” Ortiz-Macey: The Bravest Truth-Teller
•    Gabrielle Giffords: The Undaunted
•    Lea Michele: The Diva Next Door
•    Cindy Sherman: The Art Superstar
•    Esraa Abdel Fattah: The World Changer
•    Gloria Steinem: Lifetime Achievement Winner

 

1.    JENNIFER LOPEZ : the star has been awarded the women of the year award for her success and efforts. In an years time she has managed to go from superstar to megastar to ultimate-supreme-giganto star, all thanks to a little thing called American Idol, her new album , her new clothing line for Kohl’s and even her very public split from Marc Anthony. Lopez, 42, had got her first break at 22, dancing as a Fly Girl on the hit TV show In Living Color. In 1997, her starring role in the acclaimed Selena sealed the deal: Then, in 1999, Lopez released her first album, On the 6 and that was it. Next was her jaw-dropping fashion moment in 2000, the cut-down-to-there green Versace gown, that’s so famous that it’s actually on display at the Grammy Museum in L.A. She’s a fantastic role model.

2.    Tory Burch: The Fashion Force
She’s a great businesswoman and her legacy is helping other women.  “I believe in women.” Is what she says. She did not expect such achievement in future when she started in 2004 to, today, a $330-million-a-year brand worn by everyone from Taylor Swift to Michelle Obama. This year she’s outdone herself: She’s added 18 new stores to her 46 Tory Burch shops worldwide—including a flagship on Madison Avenue—and industry insiders predict that her 2011 revenue will jump an eye-popping 52 percent. “I see myself as a tomboy who grew up on a Pennsylvania farm and who has three kids,” she says. “I never went to design school.” Even so, her iconic products—the easy-to-wear tunic and that shoe, her T-logo ballet flat—got people buzzing, fast. “Women are the best investment,” she says. “You see the hardships they’ve been through and how they’ve overcome. This is her inspiration in life.

3.     Arianna Huffington: The Visionary
In 2004 she started working on a fresh idea: a site that would bring together news, gossip and entertainment reports from around the Web, plus bloggy musings and blockbuster scoops, all under The Huffington Post. It was launched in 2005 with critics to be a failure project. But she did not loose the track and proved the project to be success. Then, in February 2011, she brokered the splashiest merger of the year, selling huffingtonpost.com to AOL for $315 million and taking editorial control of a media giant that reaches more than 225 million visitors worldwide. “People underestimated for how truly brilliant was.

4.    Withelma Ortiz-Macey : The Bravest Truth-Teller
She is a Woman of the Year because: “Her efforts to shine a light on the abuse of young girls will save lives—that I know for sure.” Withelma Ortiz-Macey, nicknamed “T”. Her childhood memories are not pretty. The daughter of drug addicts, remembers being left wearing dirty diapers for days, staying in a crack house with blood on the walls and feeling roaches crawl over her body. Shuttled between more than 14 different foster homes, at age 10 she met a man who promised to love and care for her. But there was a catch: She had to stand on an Oakland street in her tiny jean shorts and pink sneakers, selling herself. “I felt scared, worthless,” she says. “I’d be beaten if I didn’t bring back $1,000.”
That T managed to escape this life at 17, thanks to a court-appointed advocate, is in and of itself a miracle. But then she did something even more remarkable: She dedicated herself to telling her story to the most influential people she could find; she’s testified to Congress and made her case at the White House. “I felt like I had to do it,” she says, “so people would understand what these girls go through.”
Today, at 22, T is becoming one of the nation’s most effective voices on a problem many people think plagues only foreign countries: the sex trafficking of children. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children estimates that roughly 200,000 girls in the United States are lured into the sex trade each year. Instead of being treated as victims of child rape.
T wants to change the world. She’s working with the Rebecca Project, which is urging government action on this issue. The result: This year, for the first time ever, the President’s budget proposed federal funding to combat domestic sex trafficking. “Sexual assault victims almost never come forward and talk about the crime,” says Congressman Ted Poe (R-Tex.), who was so moved by T’s courage that he plans to reintroduce an anti trafficking bill. “The T,” he says, “is for tenacious.”
And she’s more than talk. So far T has helped 100-plus girls in their struggle to leave forced sex work. Mentoring dredges up painful memories, but it’s worth it, she says: “I didn’t live through all this crap for nothing.”

Nina Garcia’s – Style Rules

In Nina Garcia’s book, “Look Book: What to Wear for Every Occasion”, which is out in stores now, Marie Claire‘s fashion director outlines what to wear to every imaginable occasion. Here are some of the rules to live by and more specifically dress by!

Always prepare for the unexpected.

Since you are always in the eye of the public, you have to pay close attention to what you wear. Every woman needs to stay on her toes in this era of cell-phone cameras and Facebook. Whenever you are in doubt about how you look for an errand run, ask yourself, if someone takes a photo of me, will I be OK with it hitting the Internet? If the answer is no, then redo your look.

When dressing for dramatic effect, do something surprising.

Don’t be afraid to mix things up by pairing a military-style jacket with a velvet skirt, vintage with modern, off-the-rack with couture, formal with casual. If you wear all black, add striking color with shoes or a bib necklace. Try to create an unusual silhouette with high-waisted, narrow trousers and a blousy top, or loose trousers with a fitted top and a bolero. As always, work with your figure; draping, pleats, and proportion can work miracles when it comes to hiding flaws and enhancing assets.

Style is like a muscle: You have to exercise it regularly or you’ll lose it.

Working from home or going on maternity leave is no excuse to let go of your look. The more you schlep around in drawstring pants and tees, the less you’re going to be able to pull yourself together when necessary. Likewise, the more you walk out of the house feeling like a million bucks, the more you are going to want to get out and make an impression. Think about dressing up, even for days spent around the house.

Pants Trends for fall

Trousers the most comfortable and easy to go attire has come up with a lot of variations this fall. The styles in trend count more, you need not only wear skin fit trousers, and other options are open this time. With great fit and styles. Check out what suits you body.

Cropped and Slouchy

These relaxed, pleated trousers have a boyish charm. Look for ones that hit a couple inches above the ankle and have a wide waistband that cinches your middle. Then tuck in your top to show off your shape.

Soft and Silky

Somewhere between a super luxury harem pant and your fave sweats, these have an easy look that’s still elegant. Choose a pair that’s narrow-ish — not tight but not baggy — through the thighs. Then match it with an equally rich- sweater.
  There’s a new type of mixed pant style. It’s closer to a pj pant than anything else—but chic and louche, usually in some sort of drapey silky material. We love it as much for the way it feels as the way it looks. Easy and cropped, sometimes with an elasticized waist—it’s sinfully comfortable and surprisingly sexy. A perfect counter point to tailored jackets and fitted feminine tops. Totally liberating with a soft slouchy T. Gorgeous in a print.

Stretchy Cigarette

  The new slim-cut pants fit snugly but have enough substance to keep them from feeling legging-like (thank God). Go for ones that hit right above the ankle, and wear them with a hip-length blazer: It’ll ward off any butt/thigh-related anxiety.

Bright Red

  This lipstick-y shade is the biggest color of the fall — and it gives you a whopping dose of playful chic. Pick a pair with clean, slim lines and match ’em with something soft and neutral up top.

High-Waisted and Wide-Legged

  These ’70s trousers are classic for a reason: They make legs look miles long. For best results, wear them with heels, hemmed so they hang only about an inch off the floor. (And if you’re on the curvier side, go for ones in darker colors.) Then tuck in your shirt to play up your suddenly teeny-tiny waist.

Nicki Minaj Fashion Faux Pas

Nicki Minaj is a hip hop artist who acquired fame after being signed to Young Money. She was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, but moved to the Queens borough of New York City at age five.

Minaj began her music career in 2007 after she released her first mix tape Playtime Is Over. The mix tape was followed by the many more mix tapes which were released in 2008 and 2009. Her first label success was after rapper Lil Wayne discovered and secured a record deal with her with Young Money Entertainment with distribution from Universal Motown Records In August 2009.

She released her first debut album, Pink Friday in 2010 which became a commercial success, peaking at the top of the U.S. Billboard 200. And was later certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) a month after its release. She became the first artist ever to have seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time.Her second single, “Your Love”, reached number-one on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart, making Minaj the first female artist to top the chart unaccompanied. Many more records of hers have been sold and topped the charts.

Musically Minaj us great but when it comes to Fashion she is a walking disaster on shoes. Fashion is crazy with her outfits, to shoes to her jewelry and hairdos. Retro and Funk is her thing!

Always seen is flashy colours and trashy art, Nicki Minaj is one of the craziest artist, after Lady Gaga of course. Oh, Nicki Minaj. Why do you insist on being so unbelievably crazy on the red carpet and off? Her latest red carpet look is just as out there as her previous ones, but there’s just so much going on here that we simply had to talk about it.

Well for the beginning, Nicki’s wearing a huge swan around her neck. A swan. We’re all for animal jewelry, but why is it so humongous? Add to it the crazy ballerina tutu and the Wellies–seriously, Wellies on a red carpet?–and well we have nothing to say! No words can describe it.

Well it’s a well known fact that Nicki likes to be an individual and express her personal style, but we don’t think at all that this outfit is all that stylish. Especially with those crazy curly girly pigtails. Nope! Not forgiven this time!

What were they thinking?

Celebrities always get us dumbfounded; either they look gorgeous or just downright ridiculous and ugly.  Many people think they can carry off all types of garments, But they are WRONG!

Everyone needs to check the style and decide what looks good on them. Celebrities have to understand the limelight is on them and that they should keep up to trends and fashion to what suits their bodies, or hire a stylist to do that for them.

These are few of the – What were they thinking?

 


No idea what’s worse, the monstrous black satin bow atop Kelis’ head or the blinding, disco ball-inspired dress she sported to the Dorsia Club opening in London? Or Randy Jackson child like coat which should have stayed on a kid, but am guessing he thinks his jacket is dino-mite.  Look at the aspect of Paris’ ensemble which is extremely dated (including tacky!), she also appears to be twice her age thanks to this matronly mistake. Including Eva for wearing her Muppet-like dress to say farewell to her Desperate Housewife Character Gabriella Solis role. more like she was saying my fashion sense is dead without you?!

Elizabeth Taylor – Style Icon of the Moment!


The late great Elizabeth Taylor (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) lacked no admirers in her lifetime. But since her death in March, the tributes and homage’s have been pouring in from the fashion world.

All the way from tributes in printed magazines like V magazines Taylor inspired Roitfield and Testino shoot, or the epic shoot with Kate Winslet channeling the violet eyed look on the latest cover, all the way to the runways with her collection of clothes and jewels which will hit the auction block for a benefit of amfAR, it’s a Taylor Moment!

Let’s take a look at all the Iconic Moments of Elizabeth Taylor –

  1. The violet eyes with thick set of brows, which Taylor made her own, this dramatic look was from ‘Cleopatra’ in 1963.
  2. Taylor earned an Academy Award Nomination for her performance in Tennesse Williams Adaption, but the highlight was the image of her in the white swimsuit in the surf.  During the Spring 2012 runway shows of D&G and Prada showed updated versions of the same.
  3. There’s no question about it! Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and she is known for her Bling as she had a sultan worth of gems! She named her best selling fragrance “White Diamonds”.
  4. She was known for her fresh easy going off duty look with crisp chinos, comfortable tees and feminine prints.
  5. Curves! Major known fact about Elizabeth Taylor. She played to her strengths and never shied away from revealing her collarbone and décolletage. Many designers have opted to follow her style in their collections – recreating the hour glass figure.
  6. Sheer Icon – as on the set of Giant, 1959, this sheer blouse became a hit among all.

What a better time to pay tribute to curvy beauty, where no hourglass shape was too crazy for her!!!

Hello Kitty teams up with Forever21

After the Success of its MAC beauty collaboration a few years back, the famous Japanese cat is taking on the fashion world now. Launching in November, 2011 a ‘Hello Kitty’ themed collection in collaboration with the US chain Forever 21.

The 12 year old inside all of us just can’t wait. Stay tuned to the latest news, we’ll keep you updated on the launch. Have a look at the few items that will soon be up for grabs!

This range of products will be priced all under $30, and include:

  • 1) Sweaters
  • 2) Printed Blouse
  • 3) Cardigans
  • 4) Nightwear
  • 5) Accessories – Umbrellas – Scarves

After its move into Asia, Forever 21 had been expanding to Europe in 2011 and has been opening outlets in all major cities and states.

The Hello Kitty Collection is dated for the November 18th, 2011 release.

Magazine Cover – The Hottest fixation for Fame!

Well, have you heard the latest news – Magazine Cover Fads is the New Fame High! Here we break it down to a few who stars who made it on a variety of Fashion Magazines!

  • Katie Holmes is stacking up all those magazine covers! First was InStyle and Spanish Vogue and now currently Mrs. Cruise is on Elle Russia September Issue. Styled by her stylist Jeanne Yang, mostly from MaxMara which she is named the “Face of the Future”. Love the spread – Classy and Chic!
  • Megan Fox has landed on the cover on Italy’s Amica Magazine for September, looking smoking hot in the spread, we are loving the look for the Mag! Way to go Megan!
  • Bar Refaeli graces the cover for GQ’s September looking awesomely hot in nothing but a swimsuit. With the interview of the magazine she spoke about the hardships and trials of being a model and how she worked hard to get where she is now.
  • Anne Hathaway adorns the Interview Magazine for September. Wow is all we can say! Unrecognizable and Beautiful! Another Cat Woman in the making!

  • Allure has the sexy Salma Hayek posing with all her curves for the September issue. She shows off her sexy and luxurious image for the mag and lets us know some of the insights to living her life.
  • Beyonce steps it up on the cover of InStyle magazine September issue, where she goes all natural in gold Dolce & Gabbana star dress! Nothing else we can say except HAWT!

Pippa Middleton – Style Factor

Pippa Middleton the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate (Catherine) Middleton. She is known for her fashion style and class. Since the days of the Royal Wedding, we have seen Pippa rock the somber look to the party chick and everything in between.Paparazzi follow her around like they can’t have enough of her, so she is on her best fashion sense and always leaves the house looking like she stepped out of a photo shoot. But what’s not to love, Pippa shows us that just designer wear garments are not a must have and you can shop anywhere from the high street and look like a million bucks.

The products and style she sports now has become international news and many viewers are seen wanting to know what she is wearing. Plus she was known for her physical assets during the Royal Wedding which made her known to the public. Way to go Pippa, you know how to Rock it!

Some of the brand she was spotted wearing were French Connection, Zara, Temperly, Fay,   and many of her accessories were spotted in Modalu, L.K Bennett, Knomo, Ri2k, Gucci, Tory Burch brands.

Pippa’s sense of style is called Chic, Classy and Sophisticated. Her look is something that can be transformed from day to night at anytime which gives us that watching and waiting to see what she will do next.