Sunday, May 31, 2009

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Beauty & Fashion Q & A: Rihanna

Here are some interesting beauty and fashion facts about the R & B songstress Rihanna

Q: Lipstick or lipgloss?
A: Lipstick. It lasts longer, and when I'm performing, my hair doesn't stick to my lips like with gloss.

Q: Shower or baths?
A: Always showers. Bath take too much time

Q: Massage or facials?
A: I don't ever get facials. I do get massages sometimes. I have so much tension in my shoulders from sleeping in different beds and on planes.

Q: Professional manicures or DIY?
A: I am not good at doing my nails myself. Plus, I recently got into designs. I had Obama's face on my pinkie for a while; before that I had a snowman on one nail, and on another finger I had a Santa hat.

Q: Coffee or tea?
A: I hate coffee, and I hate tea. I do drink tea before I go on stage, but I hate it.

Q: Salad or fries?
A: French fries - I eat a lot of them. I don't really like salads, but they are definitely the way to go.

Q: Heels or flats?

A: High heels are sexier, but I love being comfortable; too. Also, I'm so tall. I hate being the only one towering.

Q: Sweet or salty?
A: Salty. I have a bad salt habit. I put it on everything without tasting it first. I even put it on fruit.

Q: Denim or diamonds?
A: You can never have too much denim - you can have too many diamonds. I'm more of a gold girl anyway.

Source: Allure Magazine (May 2009)

"Fashion Is Foremost Inspiration"

- Suzanna

Thursday, May 28, 2009

New York Sightings: Amber Rose

Kanye West's former arm candy Amber Rose was spotted in New York City turning heads with her leopard print spandex. I'm usually in awe with Amber's fashion picks but I'm at a lost for words with this one: I just don't know what to think or say about this look other than it's different. It's not quite a "When bad fashion happens to good people" or "fashion homerun" moment for Amber. Everything above the waist is on key. Focus in on her boots... remember them back in the early 90s?!? I remember crying my heart out for a pair of the Payless (affordable) version. Oh the memories :)

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MUA for Hire: Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian was on South Beach for the Memorial Day Weekend and ran into a random woman who I'm assuming is an ass-piring makeup artist. The woman, pictured above, approached the reality star with the most ridiculous request:

"I was driving around Miami Beach and wanted to give u guys a sneak peak of what Miami Beach looks like on Memorial Day weekend! This woman stopped us and asked if she could do my make up! I took a pic of her to see if Mario can learn any tips! LOL " (from
Kim's Blog)

I could understand asking for an autograph or photo together, but doing Kim's makeup... has this woman lost her mind - the nerve of some people! She probably had one too many Martini which would explain the Tucan Sam expired eyes.

Would you let this woman do your makeup?

"Fashion Is Foremost Inspiration"

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Whatever Happened to Them Wednesdays: Classic Sitcoms

Sorry for posting this up a little late but doesn't it seem as though there's never anything good on TV even with 100 plus channels? And just when you start enjoying a show, it gets pulled. Whatever happened to great sitcoms or shows that ran for more than 2 seasons? It seems like TV networks are more willing to cancel great pilots before they even air. I remember the good ole days where shows like Seinfeld, Star Search, the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Melrose Place, the Cosby Show, Frazier, Martin, In Living Single, Law & Order (which still airs) and In Living Color ruled the TV line ups. They were more like the originators of the game - or the best of the best.

Whatever happened to children growing up on classic TV shows? Well, I should be grateful of certain networks airing their reruns. Thank goodness I have the DVR feature through my Direct TV - I would be lost without it (because I'm still stuck in the past). Why can't there be more sitcoms like these on TV? I miss the 90s! I enjoy watching these shows - 10 years later and they still seem to crack me up!

"Fashion Is Foremost Inspiration"


A Look Inside Pastry Kicks

With Cousin Jess

Vanessa and Angela Simmons’ cousin Jessica from Daddy’s Girl, gives us a taste of what's new at the Pastry Showroom. She reveals a few secrets about the latest in pastry shoes, clothes and accessories. Enjoy your freshly baked goodies!

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Supermodel Becomes Super Mommy

In exciting fashion & celebrity news, Supermodel Adriana Lima and Marco Jaric are expecting a baby this winter!

The exotic, Brazilian born Victoria's Secret model and Serbian-born Memphis Grizzlies star are expecting their first together, her rep confirms to

The couple privately wed in a civil ceremony on Valentine's Day in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and is planning a big ceremony in either of their native country.

"We are so excited about our future together," Lima told Us in February. "And we are really looking forward to big romantic wedding this summer with all of our friends and family."

Can't wait to see her baby bump - Congrats to the couple!

"Fashion Is Foremost Inspiration"

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

When Bad Fashion Happens to Good People: Beyonce

Today Beyonce was out and about in London - stopping at Harvey Nichols as the modern day Raggedy Ann. Mrs. Carter decided to dress herself up in the dark figuring that she'll save both energy and money. Her hair was a disaster - frizzy, messy, and in desperate need of a relaxer. She needs to upgrade her shoe size as well - her toes look like packed hot dogs in those pumps. Also, check out her mouth piece: looks like glitter got caught in Beyonce's gums. What was Beyonce thinking when she walked out of her hotel!

Ladies, take note: this is a perfect example of why you shouldn't have yes men or women in your camp. Is it me or did she wear this same top just a few weeks back? I'm not sure if Beyonce recently fired her stylist but she's been looking fashionably awful lately. Whoever is responsible for this Fashion Faux Pas needs to sit home and collect unemployment and let a real pro take over. Como se dise Fashion Do Over?

"Fashion Is Foremost Inspiration"

Fabulous Fashion Finds: Memorial Day Sale

Cheers Recessionistas!

I hope your Memorial Day Weekend was as fun and safe for you as it was for me. I did get a chance to snack down on succulent baby back ribs, world famous Nathan's Hot Dogs at Cooney Island, and take advantage of the holiday sales.

I made my first stop at Express where they were having a 40% off selected merchandise sale (which seemed more like 40% off everything, except for the newest items). The store was cluttered with shoppers wanting to take advantage of the holiday discount as well, but I was able to find great items in my size.

For partying purposes or to wear at a special event, I purchased this Satin Racerback Top at $15.99. in Pink Albert, this smooth satin and bugle-bead embellishments put a sexy spin on a classically casual top. It's front features a scoop, raunched neckline - the back highlights your shoulders with a chic racerback. The bottom portion of the top gets wider at the end for a looser fit.


(Close Up)

Next I decided to grab this beautiful button-front short jumpsuit in Berry Blush. Originally priced at $39.50 - I bought it for $23.70. Ironically, I wasn't planning on getting this Grecian inspired jumpsuit. However, I'm glad that I didn't dismiss the idea entirely when I first saw it online because the stock picture did it no justice. Infact, this trendy (cotton) jumpsuit features a sexy V-neck button front, short sleeves, adjustable and removable belt at the waist. It's not as short as it appears online. Infact, it ran long and big, so I opted to get it in extra small.



You know I'm always up for denim deals and I was able to find this dressy demin shorts at $23.70. Unlike many denim shorts, this fits just right; without cutting off circulation to your butt or exposing too much of your assets. I plan on pairing this up with the beaded Satin Racerback Top.



I'm very excited about the purchase of my first pair of leggings -- denim at that. I know you're probably thinking "where have you been". Well, I can explain it all: I was never the type to wear leggings or tights because I'm self conscious about my butt. That all changed when I tried on this beautiful pair of leggings at Express. They hugged but butt just right and complimented my curvatures - no spillage or dints not to mention that they scrunched up at the bottom. I felt so sexy at $14.70 and couldn't wait to wear them.

And here's what I picked up at Forever21

This retro black and yellow tunic top is the first item I laid my eyes on when I entered the store. I wasn't so sure of how it would look (on me) so I decided to try it on. On my way to the fitting room, I received endless compliments on it which helped shape my decision to get it at $14.80. Although it's designed as a knit top, it runs long which means that you can wear it as a both a casual tunic or party dress incase you're unsure of what to wear it with. And to top it off, the back features a stylish racerback that's great to maneuver in for the summer.



Pink and white cotton racerback top for $11.80



Something blue for $6.50

$11.50. Need I say more?


(Close Up)

Sold at $10.50


(Close Up)


And finally, a little something to feed my shoe fetish; I bought 2 pairs of chic thong sandals at $7.50 each. Designed with adjustable straps - they're great to wear this summer if you want easy on and off access and were priced under $10. Need I say more?



Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take advantage of Old Navy's $1 flip flops but I did partake in others from places like Express, Forever21, and Victoria's Secret. Everything came up to $148.19 for 11 items (including 2 sandals) which rounded each piece to about $13.47. Was that a bargain or what?!

"Fashion Is Foremost Inspiration"


Monday, May 25, 2009

Guide to Beautiful Hair

Frizz Control

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Rihanna Makes a Fashion Pit Stop

In a New York Minute

It's always a good idea to have friends you can depend on (when making a fashion pit stop). On Friday, Rihanna was seen arriving at Kanye West's NYC apartment to make a fashion pit stop. She changed from a (backless) long striped sweater, short denims and knee high boots to a sexy pink and black chiffon pencil dress before hitting up the city's club scene to start off her Memorial Day's Weekend. Rihanna's beauty is undeniably beautiful and candidly chic -- even at night. Both her before and after pictures are shamelessly fierce!

When it comes to changing styles in a New York Minute, Rihanna is the ultimate pro.

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