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.
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.
Los Angeles Fashion Council launches it’s first annual “Tee Off’ contest today. The contest is designed to both celebrate Los Angeles design and quintessential Cali-cool style in the t-shirt.
Southern California designers are invited to submit their Los Angeles inspired designs through a specially designed Facebook App, to be voted upon by the public, for a chance to their tee sent to production and sold through our ASOS Marketplace Boutique.
The winner/s will receive the profits of all sales plus our entire Fall Tee Collection. Submissions must be uploaded no later than August 30th and voting closes September 15th.
Winning designs will be available from October 10th, and launched at the LAFC Spring 2013 Collections.
To Enter or Vote: http://bit.ly/Py7GF9
Nautical styles are always a trend for Spring/Summer. Show up to the yacht club looking like you know exactly what you’re doing out there on the open sea. All looks are under $100 and available on Nautica.com.
I could use a NEW chambray, how about you?
These pieces are perfect for the office, brunch with friends or to pack for a weekend getaway. Visit on Nautica.com for more info.
Are you a southern California resident who can’t get enough of lux designer accessories? ELLE knows how you feel- that’s why they’ve teamed up with Revlon to present “The Purse-uit of Power,” a $3,000 Power Purse giveaway containing everything you need to tackle your day in style, including an iPad, luxury accessories, and must-have makeup.
On August 11th, the Power Purse will be given to one of the first people to arrive at the top-secret “drop” location, which will be revealed through a series of clues released on Revlon’s Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/Revlon. You can also find clues by following @ELLEmagazine on Twitter.
To celebrate the Los Angeles bag drop, an exciting “reveal” event will reward all purse hunters who make it to the destination; guests will enjoy makeovers, manicures, product samples, and more. And, the Los Angeles Power Purse is the third of four bags appearing across the country. Additional bags will be available via online sweepstakes to readers living outside bag drop cities.
DJ Connor Cruise was spotted spinning at the American Eagle Outfitters ‘Live Your Life’ campaign launch at the American Eagle Times Square. Like his new haircut?
Connor Cruise and Shay Mitchell
Photos by Jamie McCarthy-Getty Images
Do you intend on auditioning for Naomi Campbell‘s hit model competition show, ”The Face“ in Los Angeles, this Saturday, July 28th (10am-4pm)?
Today is the LAST day to enter but if you do, you’ll have an opportunity to be 1 of 5 lucky winners to score Front-of-the-Line (FOTL) passes!
To ENTER visit —>http://www.examiner.com/article/win-1-5-front-of-the-line-passes-for-naomi-campbell-s-the-face-auditions
***Tips to Prepare for “The Face” Casting Call from Naomi Campbell
- Practice your walk ahead of time so that you are confident.
- Get a good night’s sleep the night before the casting so that you look well rested and refreshed and have plenty of energy for the interview.
- Come to the casting with an upbeat, positive attitude. Be prepared to speak with representatives from “The Face” and show them that you’re personable, professional, confident, hardworking and excited about the opportunity. Your attitude is as important as your look!
- It goes without saying that you should come to the casting looking your best! Choose an outfit that’s simple and professional, but also highlights your best assets. And aim to look as natural as possible – keep makeup to a minimum, style your hair in a natural, relaxed way, and make sure your nails are clean and polished.
- During the casting, make sure you maintain good posture and look engaged.
Women must be 18 years of age to audition and can find additional information, including online applications, at www.thefacecasting.com
The Face LA Casting Call
When: July 28th, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: W Hollywood
Carol Young | Undesigned
July 20 – August 5
Enjoy up to 70% off select
Clothing, Shoes & Accessories!
Sale ends Sunday, August 5, 2012.
CAROL YOUNG | UNDESIGNED
1953.5 Hillhurst Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90027