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BET Awards 2014: Fashion Hits, Misses and Award Winners

June 30th, 2014 by Fashion Staff

The BET Awards show, broadcast live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, culminated a weekend-long BET Experience. Today’s hottest performers took the stage during the awards presentation, and BET honored singers, actors, actresses, and athletes with awards during the entertainment packed show, hosted by the very funny, Chris Rock.

Did you miss the BET Awards fashions last night in Los Angeles?  Celebrities walked the red carpet, ki-ki’d and worked their best red carpet looks Sunday night.  Check out our favorite fashion hits, misses and complete list of award winners below.



Best Group: Young Money

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Pharrell Williams

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Beyonce

Best Collaboration: Beyonce featuring Jay Z, “Drunk In Love”

Subway Sportsman of the Year: Kevin Durant

Subway Sportswoman of the Year: Serena Williams


BET Awards 2014 Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union




BET Awards 2014 Gabrielle Union

Regina Hall




BET Awards 2014 Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington



2014 Claudia Jordan

Claudia Jordan


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BET Awards 2014 Eva Marcille

Eva Marcelle



2014 Ne-Yo




BET Awards 2014 Stephen Bishop

Stephen Bishop


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Video of the Year: Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

Video Director of the Year: Hype Williams

Best Male Hip Hop Artist: Drake

Best Gospel Artist: Tamela Mann

Best New Artist: August Alsina


BET Awards 2014 August Alsina

August Alsina



BET Awards 2014 Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie



BET Awards 2014 John Legend

John Legend



Charli Baltimore

Charli Baltimore



BET Awards 2014 Sevyn Streeter

Sevyn Streeter


Best Female Hip Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj

Best Movie: “12 Years a Slave”

Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Best Actress: Lupita Nyong’o

YoungStars Award: Keke Palmer


BET Awards 2014 KeKe Palmer

KeKe Palmer



BET Awards 2014 Nadia Buari

Nadia Buari



BET Awards 2014 Karrueche Tran

Karrueche Tran


Who were your favorite dressed stars on the red carpet?

Designer DVF Google Glass Is Here… But Will A Designer Name Make You Want To Buy Them?

June 26th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

DVF Google Glass



Listen up fashionably deprived Google Glass wearers!  Google rolled out the DVF | Made for Glass collection on Monday, a Google Glass line created with designer Diane von Furstenberg.  A model designed for women, sold via Net-A-Porter, looks like half a pair of stylish glasses and half a robot vision device. It sells for $1,800 and is available in five colors: brown, shiny lagoon, shiny elderberry, matte java and matte ice.




DVF Google Glass


Tech-savvy nerds aren’t the only ones sporting the metal spectacles known as Google Glass. Now that DVF and Google’s lead designer, Isabelle Olsson, have joined forces, who knows what their collaboration will bring?  Could it in fact make Google Glass cool with new limited edition frames and shades? I doubt it.  As much as I love DVF and loathe Google Glass, I don’t think any immaculate styling will make people want to buy a pair of uber expensive glasses retailing at $1800 at  Google Glass and Net-a-Porter.

In my opinion, no matter how you style it, Google Glass just looks awkward and dumb…but that’s my opinion.  What’s yours?

The Limited Will Have Your Favorite ABC Scandal Looks In Stores Soon

June 25th, 2014 by Fashion Staff

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Attention Gladiators!  Have you obsessed over Olivia Pope’s designer attire?  But your limited budget has prevented you from shelling out the cash on her amazing looks?  It’s handled.  There’s now hope for Gladiators to get their favorite casual yet classy looks at affordable prices thanks to The Limited.  That’s right.  Olivia Pope’s signature style is coming to The Limited.


Must Read:  Scandal-Inspired Beauty Secrets For Flawless Looks All Year Long

The ‘Scandal’ look will be hitting the malls this fall as ABC Studios formally unveiled its partnership with The Limited stores for an apparel line inspired by the hit Washington,D.C.-based fixer.

Must Read: Olivia’s Top Scandalicious Looks From ABC’s Scandal

“Scandal” star Kerry Washington and costume designer Lyn Paolo collaborated on designs with Elliot Staples, Limited’s head of design, for a range of items that evoke Olivia Pope’s signature “Gladiator in suit” style. Deal marks an elaborate extension of a hot primetime TV brand in the retail arena.

The Limited

Prices begin at $49 for the collection of tops, pants, jackets and outerwear (see sketch above). The togs will hit shelves on Sept. 22, coinciding with the fourth season launch of the drama series created by Shonda Rhimes.  Are you looking forward to the new Scandal collection from the Limited?

Fashionable & Functional: Stylish Clutches That Charge Your Smartphone

May 22nd, 2014 by Fashion Staff


Ladies!  We’ve seen phone-charging purses before, but nothing comes close to these chic treats that are also chargeable clutch bags.  These stylish clutches and wallets come fully equipped with built-in chargers for your smartphones. (All you do is recharge the bags via a USB port.) Scoop one up, and never feel powerless again!  If you hate carrying along a portable charger or thirsting after public power outlets then you need to take a look at these affordable and stylish clutches that charge your smartphone below.


Clutches That Charge



Let’s start with the more affordable version of these bags, the power purse by Photojojo ($49). Available in bright red or white-and-black polka dot, the wallet-clutch hybrid comes with a built-in battery that promises to boost your phone 110 percent. Even better: the wristlet features extra pockets inside and out for credit cards and cash.


Clutches That Charge


Meet the Mighty Purse ($99), your new best friend. The real leather clutch is available in a bunch of different pretty colors and features a lightweight built-in battery that recharges almost all smartphones. Just try not to carry it around everywhere.



Clutches That Charge

The Everpurse mini ($129, available for preorder) is a little bit boxy and all kinds of pretty. What’s different about this one is that it’s designed only for the iPhone 5/5S since it has an aluminum charging dock on the exterior of the wallet to fit the phone. Once charged, you can expect up to 48 hours of battery life.



clutches that charge


There’s a reason these leather Empowered bags ($149) sell out fast. The seriously chic clutch styles (think snakeskin and crocodile patterns) will charge smartphones and digital cameras on the go, plus they come with a detachable, adjustable chain strap and built-in wallet. What else could you ask for?


Now that you’ve seen some of the most stylish and functional summer bags available, which one of these clutches that charge are your your summer must-have wish list?




Adidas’s New App Prints Instagram Pics To Your Sneakers

May 22nd, 2014 by Tech Staff

Adidas's New App


You only upload the best photos on Instagram RIGHT?  Nowadays, Instagram pics can be printed on just about everything . . . including your next pair of favorite sneakers. Adidas is relaunching its photo app Mi Adidas, which will transform your favorite, filtered photos into the coolest kicks on the block.

Adidas's New App


Adidas's New App

Adidas’s new app will bring a whole new approach which will fully unlock the potential of customization.  This will allow users, for the first time, to easily apply any photographic image to one of 2014´s most covetable sneaker silhouettes, the ZX Flux to create their own Photo Print shoe, delivered right to your door.  For the sneaker lovers, it’s an exciting chance to make a statement that’s all your own, following in the footsteps of the sellout ZX Flux Photo Print Prism shoe released in April. For adidas Originals, it’s just the next logical step in breaking the mold of sneaker customization.


The light mesh ZX Flux will be the app’s first customizable shoe collection. Both iOS and Android platforms will be compatible with the Mi Adidas app when it arrives in August. Now that custom kicks have gone hi-tech, what would you print on your sneaks?



Never Lose Your Sunglasses Again With The Tzukuri iPhone App

May 14th, 2014 by Tech Staff


If you’re tired of losing your sunglasses for the last time, don’t fret.  There’s an app for that!  The Sydney-based company, Tzurkuri - is manufacturing sunglasses that can be located with a mobile application and alert wearers so they will never lose their shades again.  You read right, no more lost sunglasses – this could totally change the future of the eyewear industry.




Everyone has felt a pair of sunglasses somewhere at some point. If you’ve forgotten a couple of Ray-Ban sunglasses ($150 and up) or a pair of Tom Ford’s ($500 and up), a pair of Tzukuris might be worth the investment.


The $350 sunglasses aren’t even availble yet, but a limited number can be preoredered for $49 and a remaining $200 will be charged when they ship. Pairs are expected to arrive between November and December of 2014 and will be available internationally as well.





Tzukuri sunglasses are “handmade by the world’s best eyewear artisans in Japan.” Three weeks and 100 individual steps are invested in each pair. They have polarised glass lenses with 100% UV protection and an antireflective and anti-scratch coating.



The beacon that pairs with the Tzukuri iPhone app and alerts wearers when they accidentally leave them somewhere is a pretty remarkable.It is solar-powered but almost unnoticeable in the sunglasses and communicates with a paired device using Bluetooth 4.0 technology, which uses very little battery life. The beacon also uses BLE so an Internet connection isn’t necessary to sending alerts.  And the sunglasses are waterproof so wearers don’t have to worry about taking them places they would bring a typically pair of sunglasses.

Depending on the environment, Tzukuri says the beacon has a range of 82 feet but it will alert wearers at 16, 32 and 50 feet between them and their sunglasses. The app also will recognize when a wearer is home, so they aren’t getting unnecessary alerts, and can be used as a locator when they are misplaced at home.  The app does not have to be running for sunglasses to send alerts either.


Now that you know there’s an alternative and you never have to lose another pair of sunglasses again, WOULD YOU BUY THEM?  Do you think the technology and and design is worth a $350 investment?  Sound off below!






Invigorate Your Accessory Closet With J. Crew Jewelry

May 13th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

As an accessory connaisseur, nothing excites me more than a great statement necklace, chandelier earrings or chunky bracelet.  After all, life isn’t about the clothes you wear, it’s all about how you accessorize.  Wearing designer duds can get old and trends fade away with time, but the right accessory can breathe a fresh breath of life into any outfit.  On a recent trip to Woodbury Commons just an hour outside of NYC, I checked out the assortment of baubles found at J. Crew Factory and was amazed at what I found.  Discover just a few examples on how to invigorate your accessory closet with my J. Crew jewelry finds below.


j. crew jewelry

The J. Crew Factory Station Agent necklace – $69.50

j. crew jewelry

The J. Crew Factory Abstract Bouquet necklace – $29.97

j. crew jewelry

The J. Crew Factory Feather Links Bracelet – $17.25


j. crew jewelry

The J. Crew Factory Leaf and Flower necklace – (On Sale) $26.99

These are just a portion of my favorite bauble finds for the new season.  This summer, it’s all about layering accessories to achieve unique and dynamic looks.  I can’t wait to show you how I style these accessories all season long.  Looking for more jewelry ideas?  You can invigorate your accessory closet with jewelry finds from J. Crew factory, J. Crew and more stores at any price.  Do you have haute jewelry finds?  Spill the beans!  Where do you find your favorite accessories for the season?

Balancing Protection And Style With OtterBox Symmetry Cases [Review]

May 6th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

With warmer weather finally here and Mother’s Day fast approaching, it’s easy to get into a floral and feminine state of mind when thinking of smartphone accessories.  But moms everywhere know about the work and family life balance, but did you know that OtterBox offers the balance of protecting your smartphone, while offering a variety of stylish designs that you’ll love too?  One of the latest designs to come from the OtterBox Symmetry collection of cases is the OtterBox Symmetry in Dreamy Pink.


OtterBox Symmetry

OtterBox Symmetry

OtterBox Symmetry

Style:  The OtterBox Symmetry case in Dreamy Pink, is a mixture of tonal colors that is a welcome design into an ever-growing world of smartphone accessories.  I’ve seen everything from plane jane cases to ostentatious glittery masses, and the mix of prints, colors and 3D-like optical illusion stands out among what’s considered fashionable smartphone accessories.  The subtle hues of plush pinks, lavenders and purple in geometric shapes displays total feminity, while the rubber grip and hard shell protects your device from nicks and scrapes, making it a great balancing act of style and protection.

OtterBox Symmetry

OtterBox Symmetry

OtterBox Symmetry

Protection:  The OtterBox Symmetry case in Dreamy Pink.  It includes an inner rubber case, surrounding the power button, volume buttons and charging ports while a hard shell exterior protects the rear of the phone.  The raised beveled edge protects your smartphone screen, making a two-layered combination of intuitive protection.   That’s multiple layers of protection in one all-inclusive design!  Unlike the Commuter series, it does not offer multiple layers of cases that you have to assemble – and I think that’s what keeps this OtterBox Symmetry line, light, wearable and accessible to change into a variety of symmetry styles with ease.


OtterBox Symmetry

OtterBox Symmetry

OtterBox Symmetry


As one of the more stylish OtterBox cases that I’ve used, this case definitely gets an “A” for style. What more could you want from a smartphone accessory that showcases your personal style while protecting your beloved device!

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How would you like to win a stylish OtterBox Symmetry smartphone case of your own?   OtterBox is giving one lucky reader a stylish case from the Symmetry collection for your iPhone 5/5s, 5c or Samsung Galaxy S4.  All you have to do is enter below! [But hurry, giveaway ends Friday, May 16th!]



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Sneek Peek: Discover The @KmartFashion Fall Preview [#KmartFall14]

May 5th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

If you’re a fan of great trends at affordable prices, then the latest Kmart Fashion Fall 2014 collection is for you.  Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Kmart Fashion Fall 2014 preview in NYC for an advanced look at some stylish pieces for any closet from Attention, Sofia Vergara, BONGO and more.


Kmart Fashion preview



The Jaclyn Smith collection has stepped up and out with the addition of stylish peices and trends for work and play.   Get into the animal side of fashion with the feline-inspired ball cap and french bulldog print sweatshirt from the Jaclyn Smith collection.  In addition to the cotton button down shirts and work-ready basics you know and love, the Jaclyn Smith Fall collection includes gorgeous prints, colors and textures that are surprisingly chic and full of fun throughout the entire collection.


Kmart Fashion preview

Get animal inspired in a feline cap, French bulldog sweatshirt and vegan (faux) leather jacket from the Jaclyn Smith collection.

Kmart Fashion preview

Who says you can’t have a lot of color in the office? This Chanel-inspired boxed tweed jacket and blouse is a highlight in the Jaclyn Smith Fall collection from Kmart.

It’s all in the details!  Two of my favorite looks from the Kmart Fashion Fall preview includes this anything-but-basic sweatshirt and faux-leather skater dress from Attention.

Kmart Fashion preview

The intricate details of this sweatshirt by Attention is different and definiately stands out among the entire collection.

Kmart Fashion preview

A little bit of (faux) leather, plus a little bit of mesh in the right places makes this skater dress by Attention one of my favorites for Fall.

Kmart Fashion preview

The beaded detail found on this brilliant blue shirt dress from Attention makes this piece stylish enough for work or play this Fall.

Kmart Fashion preview

This cable knit sweater hides a secret, two zippers that completely takes this sweater from basic to brilliant.

Kmart Fashion preview

This Fall it’s all about the caged shoe and Kmart Fashion has you covered with these sleek caged booties.


For more from the Kmart Fashion Fall preview, check out the gallery of photos below.


Want to see more of what Kmart Fashion has in store for Fall?  Check out Kmart Fashion online at and get connected with #KmartFashion style inspiration via social media with @KmartFashion on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook today.

Photo Gallery: The Bright Side Of Art And Style

April 25th, 2014 by Christen Rochon
The Bright Side Of Art And Style Divas And Dorks Style Christen Rochon

Scrap Junk Yard or Art Installation? You Decide.


This is Detroit.  Not bad huh?  No, the city isn’t burning down in despair – as a matter of fact, it is alive, well and bursting at the seams  with rich art and re-defining style everyday.  While in Detroit, I decided to visit one of my favorite open art installations in the city – The Heidelburg Project.  Known for its colorful backdrops of bright hues, political messaging and plenty of mixed media – this area has been around and re-defining how we look at art since 1986.  Armed with a camera (a little extra time on my hands) and a crisp, sunny Spring day – take a look at my interpretation of the bright side of art and style below (…and let me know what you think!)


The Bright Side Of Art And Style Divas And Dorks Style Christen Rochon

Divas And Dorks – The Album Cover


Dress:  Von Vonni Transformer Dress –

The Bright Side Of Art And Style Divas And Dorks Style Christen Rochon

Ring Around The Rosies or Lady Of The Rings?


Jacket:  White Moto Jacket – Forever 21


The Bright Side Of Art And Style Divas And Dorks Style Christen Rochon

“Oh what tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive…”



Sunglasses:  Ray-Ban Aviator Flash Mirror Lenses

Earrings:  Cushion Set Neiman Marcus

Necklace:  Private Designer

Watch:  Michael Kors


The Bright Side Of Art And Style Divas And Dorks Style Christen Rochon

A girl can never have enough shoes… even if they’re mixed-matched and hanging on a fence.


The Bright Side Of Art And Style Divas And Dorks Style Christen Rochon

Patience is a virtue…


Shoes:  Peter Pilotto x Target


The Bright Side Of Art And Style Divas And Dorks Style Christen Rochon

If a rose can grow from concrete, why shouldn’t a car grow from a grassy field?


[For more on the Heidelburg Project visit



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