Over the weekend I starting watching a new show on Netflix, called Scandal ! Not only is the main character played by the lovely, Kerry Washington who is one of only a few African-American women to land a lead role on prime-time television. The first to do so since 1974. Now you can understand why I’m blown away by Scandal and much more!
The show is based on Judy Smith’s life, a damage control specialist/lawyer/PR Executive, who is a co-producer for the show along side Shonda Rhimes, creator of longtime popular series Grey’s Anatomy. The show is about Olivia Pope, a crisis management specialist who fixes clients. Beyond the plot of the show, it encompasses some killer fashion choices that Olivia Pope wears that make you want to update your business attire.
It never occurred to me that professional wardrobe could be feminine, stylish and portray leadership. However, after watching this show along with another of my favorites, Damages I want to upgrade my closet with a few Oliva Pope essentials, especially in time for fall.
I want this zip up off-white top!
I’m looking for a new trench but I think I’ll stick to camel but we’ll see.
I need to layer a couple long elegant necklaces, done!
The seafoam blouse compliments the entire ensemble.
Virginia Smith, Fashion Market/Accessories Director at Vogue (L) and Anna Wintour, E.I.C. Vogue
Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar Glenda Bailey
Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia Franca Sozzani
Editor-in-Chief of CR Fashion-Book Carine Roitfeld
Stylist Rachel Zoe
Senior West Coast Editor of Teen Vogue Lisa Love
Executive Fashion Director at British Vogue Calgary Avansino (L) and British Vogue Editor Francesca Burns
Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images
Yesterday, Jennifer Hudson showed off her slim physique in an eye-catching green trouser suit at the Project Runway Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theatre at Lincoln Center.
Photos by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
I didn’t make it this year to the big apple to celebrate NYFW (bummer) but if I did you can bet my feet would be in dire need of relief. I would absolutely rock my favorite stilettos and pumps etc, therefore, I need a subtle ballet flat to store in my carry-all or clutch depending on the event. Tadaa!!! BALLASOX! Check ‘em out only $60 a pair! Yahoo!!
To purchase visit http://www.ballasox.com/intro.html.
There is so much going on for FNO 2012 in LA (September 6, 2012). Whether you live on the west-side, near the beach or you reside in Hollywood or near Griffith Park on the east-side of LA there is something going on near your neighborhood. Have fun shopping and supporting local designers as well as FNO globally.
For more info visit FNOLA and Like the FB page http://www.facebook.com/fashionsnightoutla
This evening, Thursday, August 30th, Africa Fashion Week Los Angeles (AFWLA) will host “Africa Is Rising”, a networking social highlighting Africa’s fashion and textile industries, at The Standard Hotel (550 S Flower Street) from 6-10pm. Tina Tangalakis of Della LA is our special guest, and proceeds from all ticket sales will go towards the MacDella Cooper Foundation.
Unfortunately, I already have plans for this evening but if I didn’t I would be there! Hope you all get to enjoy the event!
More info (below):
Africa Fashion Week Los Angeles is pleased to have sponsorships by Arik Air
, Face 2 Face Africa
, Della LA
, Clear Essence
, Sassy Hair Extensions W.E.T PR
, Miss Dunnie O
and ETHNO Nightlife. Arik Air is a well-regarded African airline
that has teamed with other Africa fashion weeks around the globe. Additionally, Face 2 Face Africa is at the forefront of African media in the United States
. In partnering with organizations like the MacDella Cooper Foundation, which provides educational, economic and social relief to Liberian orphans and children, AFWLA aims to incite a shift in the perception of African designers, African cultures
and Africa as a whole. The continent is so much more than meets the eye. And much like New York Times
op-ed columnist Nicholas D. Kristoff recently stated, in his article titled as such: Africa is
[still] on the rise.
AFWLA is encouraging a minimum of $5 donations as 100% of all proceeds will go towards the MacDella Cooper Foundation. All payments should be made via Eventbrite
. The first 50 registrants will receive a gift bag featuring items from the generous sponsors.
School is back in session for many and starting in the near future for others. I’m not in school but I’ve always been in love with back-to-school shopping! This post goes out to everyone in school. Below are some unique, playful yet academic and oh, so stylish bags to carry your books and MORE in!
Who doesn’t adore Chanel? Well, I have yet to meet that person but if you are a fan of the fashion house then check out the video.
Below is an exclusive peek at Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2012/2012 film, put together by Director Trevor Undi.
CHANEL Haute Couture | Automne – Hiver 2012/13 from Trevor Undi on Vimeo.
It’s that time of the year!! Fall Fashion Week is here and my fashion bible arrived in the mail yesterday! I’m so EXCITED! This year Ms. GaGa graces the cover which is sure to rank up sales, again.
I hope you received your copy too. Happy
reading flipping pages, posting sticky notes and endless staring =).