Saturday, September 8, 2012

FNO Georgetown Review

Excuse me for this late review of Fashion's Night Out, Had to deal with the other side of my life. I went with my girls and it was pretty fun... However it wasnt as fun as FNO 2011. The only really awesome stores we went to were Juicy Couture (which was a great destination to shop, sample the new perfume, and take great photos in.) G-town's LUSH store was yet another amazing place to go. Aside from their numerous homemade cosmetic products just screaming to be bought, they had this new invention called "Word Up" which you will close your eyes for while they spin the makeup spinner. Then you open your eyes and pick the first three colors you see. Every color means something about you. My three were Power= Red, Independent=black, Charm =Pink. Too awesome! We also were treated like celebrities at CSUP, and Sports Zone. Plus they had a delicous DANCE FLOOR WAITING TO BE TORE UP! ... And May I not forget the free food! New creative places to shop, and our grand finale red carpet photo that i'll look back on years from now! So Yes, FNO was big fun! The only thing I would say they needed more of were perhaps reasonable sales, and a more inviting atmosphere in the stores.. I wonder how NYC's  FNO went?? 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Don't Forget Your Undies! This FNO!!

Of course, as most people in my life should know, i'm a New Yorker wanna-be ( & a really good I might add) But it's just yet another thing they can do that I CANT go see that I cant at the Calvin Klein NYC, Dwayne Wade!! & just because he wont be modeling off his signiture undies... And nothing else doesnt mean it will not be meaningful.. He will be at the infamous undies store on 654 Madison Avenue signing copies of his new memoir. " A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball" Although I feel like my struggling life story so far is a better memoir idea, it's still a fab opportunity to meet the handsome B-baller! Damn, im really wondering what Calvin Klein DC will be doing, cant really top Dwayne Wade though! I mean you should see me right now... Looking over,at the CK here just shaking my head.
Other important folks to take some snapshots with: The Creative Directors of CK Francisco Cost and Halo Zuccheli and Vogue's Virginia Smith! Well, if I were there shoot Id be in attendance, but since I can't you mine grabbing Dwayne Wade undies for me!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


OK, If your going to be in NYC.... AND I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT NEXT MONTH... i'm talking this upcoming week from September 6-13.. I Aris Nicole, am jealous! personal because I will not be in attendance. But nothing to fear! whether you will be there sitting amongst the stars or sitting in the library watching it live-stream like... someone I know. I am going to give the full out FW schedule! so it goes like this.. September 6, 2012  NICHOLAS K @ STUDIO 9:00 am, BCBGMAXAZRIA @ THEATRE 10:00 am, KAELEN @ BOX 10:30-11:30 am, RICHARD CHAI @ STAGE 11:00 am, CHADWICK BELL @ STUDIO 1:00 pm, TADASHI SHOJI @ STAGE 2:00 pm, MONIKA CHIANG @ BOX 2:30-3:30 pm, ARISE MAGAZINE PRESENTS AFRICAN ICONS @ THEATRE 3:00 pm.... ( there's more) SUPIMA, KATE WILKOFF, JACKIE SIEFERT, EDUARDO CALVO, ABBEY GLASS, KYLE PEARSON, MEREDITH LYON, NATALIE YEPES, YVONNE LUONG @ STUDIO 4:00 pm, FASHION'S NIGHT OUT (WORLDWIDE) 6:00-11:00, THE ART INSTITUTE OF NYC @ STUDIO 7:00 pm. So yeah, there so much we have got to see and this is all in one freaking day! I personal am exciting about the ARISE MAGAZINE! & their African icons showing, This is going to put African designers on thee MAP  for sure! GOOD LUCK TO THE DESIGNERS SHOWING ON THE 6TH... BREAKING A LEG WOULD NOT BE ENCOURAGING FOR THE MODELS... SO BREAK A.. CAMERA LENS WITH THE EXUBERANT & ASTONISHING PIECES GOING UP AND DOWN THOSE RUNWAYS!... BTW If youre like me and your still dreaming about going to fashion week WATCH IT LIVESTREAM!

The Event We Fashionistas Have All Been Waiting For!

Its FASHION'S NIGHT OUT! that is all the rave and crave of thirsty fashion suckers worldwide. The glamorous extravaganza happens this Thursday, September 6, 2012 and you've just got to be there! for those who aren't as well acquainted with this most marvelous day ever, I'll be glad to fill you in! Fashion's Night Out (FNO) is a global initiative to encourage us devoted shopaholics to support the fashion industry  through the worlds difficult economic climate. And as an added bonus, 40 percent of the proceeds from FNO sales will benefit the New York City Aids Fund.... Haute stuff! So basically, the more you shop that day at your fav house of couture the more they can improve and continue to deliver amazing collections throughout the up-incoming seasons to US all the while helping those in need. Works both ways right? Don't you worry, I'll be immensely updating you on all the news you need to know! So this ''Fashion Holiday'' is going to be happening everywhere, here in the USA, Australia, London, China, Paris, name it! even though I will be covering NYC fashion week, I just have to show love to my city DC! we do celebrate FNO (so whom ever thinks we don't get it right!) the festivities happen in the beautiful Georgetown! IT STARTS FROM 6-11! SO MAKE UP AN EXCUSE TO LEAVE WORK!...IT'LL BE WORTH IT! They will be like 100 places to shop and celebrate! for more info on FNO Georgetown go to and for more on FNO globally simply go to  for info on event listings near you! CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU AT FNO GTOWN! ... OR JUST RUB IT IN YOUR FACE THAT I WENT & YOU DIDN'T!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

2 Shots of Merecedes Benz Fashion Week!

Mercedes Benz fashion week and its designers are dominating our fashion world everyday with their innovative styles, shows and functions. So we are going to celebrate bazzarly voguers by taking double shots! No not the drinks people, but double the news. Yes two hot and current stories. We’ll start with a Back stage beauty trend! Braids ladies and fab gents have been the inspiration of designers and the trend is sweeping the runway showrooms of mbfw. Designers such as Nicholas K , and Lela Rose have infused braids on the models who grace their runways, no matter how they make the braid, soft fishtail like or rebelliously messy it will look fabulous and chic. Here’s something that TRESemme Stylist Team did that I have never seen on any runway. Small braids… in the front of the hair. Amazing. Try it ladies.  The next story would be of the mbfw designers rallying for japan relief. Labels like Ralph Lauren, Christian Cotta, Vera Wang and Calvin Klein are being the creative hero’s that they are, this time for a great cause. On April 28 the designer held a online auction to help fund the relief of Japan. It was called ‘’ Fashion and Friends for Japan’’ which shopping packages and exclusive fashion opportunities from the worlds greatest designers. What a celebration of fashion news this was huh?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wait... Is That Kate's Wedding Dress?


A couple blogs ago we talked about Kate Middleton’s dazzling wardrobe and how you can dress like the new duchess, not the dress is being replicated and sold to the public! However, making that wonderful dress is not the easiest task to create, but Raul Echeverria and his team at Alterations Boutique in Marylebone, London. Kate’s dress was designed by the late Alexander McQueen new team leader, Sarah Burton. The McQueen dress was made from the finest ivory satin and lace that was made with handcrafted flowers for that McQueenish spin. To prep for this replica Echeverria had to buy 33ft of lining, ten meters of Tulle for the veil, ten meters of netting 15 meters of satin and four meters of lace. This was not a cheap shopping trip; the total added up to $1,700. Since they did this amazing work in 5 hours they had no choice but to buy lace accented with flowers already. The dress is being replicated all over! But they must have permission from the house of house of Alexander McQueen to copy such a historic piece. Although the dress isn’t as over the top as Princess Diana’s, (beautiful fairytale themed gown designed by Elizabeth Emanuel with huge puff sleeves and a 25 ft. train.)  it is indeed a magnificent gown that is making major headlining news and trends!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

All Hail McQueen!

Yess! Rejoice Bazzarly Voguers, we finally have Alexander McQueen news! For those who have been living under a rock since the 90’s, Lee Alexander McQueen was a extraordinary world well known fashion designer. His sudden death by his own hand in 2010 did not change the uniquely ‘’Dark imagination’’ he possessed in his clothing, especially at not his celebratory opening of his metropolitan museum of art. Sarah Burton, leader of the Alexander McQueen team did exceptionally divine on the royal wedding dress and also on his exhibition ‘’Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’’. With the help of florist Raul Avila, who lined the stairway of the extravaganza with heather and also beautifully decorated the Temple of Dendur with Topiary birds and boxwood hedges, hosts of the opening Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Actress Salma Hayek and her husband Francois-Henri Pinault, who happens to be the owner the McQueen brand Oww! Stella McCartney was also in attendance, and curator of the event, Andrew Bolton. They showed the artist’s love for the dark side of the Romantic Movement in a way that was personal and visually exquisite. The music that flowed through the event was of the threatening genre, the classical selection of Mozart Adagio. His influential creativity was from the era of Prim Victoriana, which showed in the clothes on display. Stella McCartney said at the event that ‘’ Lee would be so proud, and I bet he is looking down.’’ The fashion genius has had brilliant inspirations after another such as Jack the Ripper (One of my all time favorite crime cases) in his 1992 graduation show from Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. And also the Highland Raping for his 1995 collection. It consisted of torn dresses and naked bodies with a wooden backdrop that was viciously smashed in. Along with the many Alexander McQueen runway shows that played, the centerpiece in the museum had shelves and cabinets of alluring and ‘’wild’’ accessories. This is a good way to show the world of the late designer’s work, in all its dark and decay looking glory.