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How To Survive New York Fashion Week (Video)

August 29th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

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It’s that time of year again, the time when fashionistas far and wide travel to the epicenter of all things fabulous and fashionable in New York – it’s New York Fashion Week.  It may just be seven days on a calendar, but as anyone in the industry will tell you, it feels way longer than just a week. midnight deadlines, traffic jams, it’s a whole lot of stress.

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From finding out where to snag the best food, how to keep your phone from dying and more – we’ve got the tips and tricks you need that’ll help you survive New York Fashion Week like a pro!

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Fashion Week isn’t for the week and as veterans in the game, my girls from Digital Sorority – Kéla Walker and Ty Alexander are getting ready to take on New York Fashion Week with a vengeance.  Are you a Blogger looking for a few tips and tricks to NYFW survival?  Are you a fashion lover looking for an inside-view with designers or a behind-the-scenes look at the models?  Let the countdown begin as Digital Sorority takes on How To Survive New York Fashion Week…

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Check out the teaser video below and let us know what you’d like to see from this season’s fashion week fun in the comments section below.

 

 

 

 

 

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MTV Video Music Awards: Celebrity Best In Fashion And Show Moments

August 25th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

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The MTV Video Music Awards have come and gone, but not without an air of controversy, ratchetness and omnipotent Bey sightings.  If you’re like me and endured this year’s show in hopes of seeing Beyonce accept the coveted MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, then you know it was all worth it.   There were a few highlights of the VMA’s last night, and I’ve sprinkled a few of Beyonce’s opening act moments for your enjoyment below.

 

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Ariana Grande, Jesse J and Nicki Minaj kicked off the show with a medley of hits, Ariana Grande’s (aka Big Sean’s new boo) performed followed by a scandalous and booty-filled “Anaconda” performance by Nicki Minaj and then the heavily awaited performance of Jesse J’s “Bang Bang”.

 

The first award of the night went to Katy Perry (ft. Juicy J) for “Dark Horse” and then a few performance, awkward comedic monologues and epic crowd reaction side-eyes (Gwen Stefani and J.Lo – I’m looking at you…)

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2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Show

 

Even Taylor Swift got into the action performing “Shake it off” from her new album “1989″ and Iggy Azelea and Rita Ora’s rendition of “Black Widow” had the crowd on it’s feet.

 

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But nothing equalled to the moment we all waited for, the arrival of Beyonce’s earth-shaking and emotionally moving Video Vanguard Award performance.  Performing every single song from her self-titled album, Beyonce’ sang, danced and gave fans the best performance of the show.  Check out just a few award-winning moments from last night’s Video Music Awards below.

 

 

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Best Video With a Social Message:
Beyonce – “Pretty Hurts”

Best Cinematography:
Beyonce – “Pretty Hurts”

 

2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Show

 

Best Collaboration:
Beyonce ft. JAY Z – “Drunk In Love”

 

Of course the night wouldn’t be complete without Jay Z and baby Blue presenting the Video Vanguard Award to a tear-filled Beyonce following her mega performance.  It was by far, my favorite moment of the show!

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What were your favorite moments from last night’s MTV Video Music Awards?  Share your favorite and twitter worthy moments below.

 

 

 

 

 

Charge Your Device On The Go With The QBracelet Portable Charger

August 21st, 2014 by Christen Rochon

Running about town and need to charge your device on the go?  The QBracelet looks like a stylish piece of wrist candy, but is in fact a portable charger capable of delivering juice to your iPhone or Android device.  

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New startup Q Designs seeks to help solve a problem that many people have: we sometimes need to power our mobile electronic devices, but we don’t want to carry external battery packs or bulky charging cases. Q Designs’ solution, the QBracelet, looks like an ordinary bracelet, but it is actually a high-tech charger that can juice up your electronic device discreetly.

The QBracelet will work with iOS and Android devices at launch. No cord is needed, since inside the bracelet’s clasp there is a lightning adapter for Apple products and a micro-USB port for Android devices. Depending on the device being charged, Q Designs, the company behind the QBracelet, claims that the bracelet’s internal lithium-ion battery will deliver a charge of up to 60%. The bracelet itself takes up to 90 minutes to charge and will last for about 30 days in standby mode. 

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The QBracelet has the fashionable look and feel of a jewelry piece before anything else – even if it didn’t charge your phone, it stands as a fashion accessory based on its style and design alone. We conceptualized the QBracelet based on the idea that every useful object should also be a beautiful object, and we believe that merging technology with fashion in smart ways will push the fashion industry forward.  —  Q Designs co-founder and COO Alessandro Libani

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Offered in black, silver and gold, the water-resistant device comes in three sizes: small (1.23 ounces), medium (1.41 ounces) and large (1.59 ounces). Today the QBracelet is available for pre-order for $79. (Pre-Order HERE) It will retail for $99 once it launches. Pre-orders will ship in time for the winter holidays.

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Step Into Easy Style With Leggings From 20Legz

August 18th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

Anyone who knows me, knows that leggings aren’t just an essential part of my wardrobe… they’re an essential part of my life!  From traveling cross-country to dashing in style without the fuss, my favorite leggings from 20Legz have been there every step of the way this summer and I just had to share a few easy-breezy Do’s and Don’ts style tips to help you step into easy flawless style with designer legs from 20Legz below.

 

 

Packing a punch with perforated florals

(Flora:  $20)

Sometimes you just want to celebrate with flowers.  These Flora leggings from 20Legz celebrates any look with a  splash of color, pattern and texture all in one.  Adding this burst of color to any bold colored top instantly upgrades any look and takes the basic comfort of leggings up a notch with feminine flair.  One thing that I love about all my leggings from 20Legz is that no matter the style, they’re super comfortable and have just the right stretch to stay in place for all day wear.

 

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DO pair leggings with high heels or wedges, or even tall or ankle boots to boost the illusion of height. If you’re tall, you can rock your leggings with heels, boots, sneakers or ballet flats.

 

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DON’T wear tight tops with leggings to avoid any extra, unsightly bulges on top or at the bottom.

 

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Get artsy with Art Deco limbs

(Van Gough:  $20)

If standing out is important to you, the Van Gough leggings are the bees-knees! I always get compliments from men and women anytime I step out in my favorite art-inspired legwear.  These art deco geometric print ankle leggings are 95% polyester, 5% spandex and 100% fun!  During a racing adventure in Portland, Oregon I took my Van Gough leggings for a spin while test driving the new 2015 Dodge Challenger.  Paired with my favorite sheer cobalt blue blouse, statement necklace from J. Crew and heels – I was ready to ride in style!

 

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DO wear tops that cover your bumb! Leggings should always be worn with long tops, jumpers, dresses, skirts or shorts.  Anything that covers your but is fine, otherwise you will give too much exposure to your intimate parts and that is never good nor stylish.

 

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DON’T  overuse color-on-color. Try simple black or neutral tones (or nude colors) leggings to go with a bright-colored outfit.

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Feeling Needy With Knee Patched Leggings

(Knee Patch:  $20)

Running low on stylish options, the Knee Patch leggings offers the perfect alternative with a mix of texture and monochromatic feel that goes with anything.  Pair theses comfortable black leggings with a something vibrant and bright or just plain black and white (and leave the color to the accessories).  I wore these on a recent NYC shopping adventure in SoHo and paired it with a floral tunic from White House | Black Market and geometric sneakers from Peter Pilotto for Target.

 

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DO team patterned leggings with a simple statement/slogan T-shirt, a belted tunic or minidress for visual interest.  I love matching patterned tops with similar patterned kicks, balance it off with neutral, yet stylish leggings like these and you’re set to go.

 

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DON’T wear tight tops with leggings to avoid any extra, unsightly bulges on top or at the bottom.  You don’t want to show off too many lovely lady lumps. 

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Thinking about taking the plunge with these vibrant leggings?  You can find all sorts of creative and stylish leggings all for $20 today.  Check out the wide assortment of leggings available from 20Legz by visiting them online at 20Legz.com and get social by connecting with 20Legz for new releases and giveaways on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter today.

Affordable Fashion Wins Again: Joseph Altuzarra For Target (@TargetStyle First Look)

August 14th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

Just when you think the affordable fashion trend couldn’t step it up a notch, Target has done it again! Target is partnering with Altuzarra to introduce a limited-edition collection of women’s ready-to-wear and accessories for fall 2014.  Discover the Altuzarra For Target collection that will have you stylishly swooning this Fall below.

 

Altuzarra for Target

 

Since establishing Altuzarra in 2008, Joseph Altuzarra – the brand’s creative director – has quickly become one of fashion’s most esteemed designers. In 2010, Altuzarra was the recipient of the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award and Fashion Group International Rising Star of the Year Award. Additional accolades include the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)/Vogue Fashion Fund Award in 2011 and the CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear Design in 2012. Most recently, Altuzarra received the 2014 CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award.

“One of the guiding principles of Altuzarra is that fashion can be transformative, changing not just the way you look, but also the way you feel. By partnering with Target, we hope to bring that experience to a larger audience of women.”

Altuzarra for Target reflects the brand’s sensual and sophisticated spirit, merging French seduction with American ease and intricate detailing. This collection presents a sexy, tailored wardrobe that modern, feminine and confident women can wear to express themselves.

 

Some of these pieces are so effortlessly chic, stylish and easy to wear from day to night…Check out just a few of my favorite pieces found in the collection below.

 

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MAXI DRESS
IN BLACK ORCHID PRINT
$69.99**
** AVAILABLE GLOBALLY ON NET-A-PORTER.COM

 

 

 

Altuzarra for Target

VELVET BLAZER
IN RUBY RED
($59.99)
VELVET ANKLE
TUXEDO PANTS IN RUBY RED ($39.99)

 

 

 

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DRESS
IN BLACK
$49.99*
* TARGET.COM EXCLUSIVE

 

 

Altuzarra for Target

OVER THE KNEE BOOT ($79.99)

 

 

 

 

Altuzarra for Target

CROC EFFECT BELT ($29.99)

 

Check out more from the entire Altuzarra for Target collection online at http://altuzarrafortarget.tgtlookbook.com

 

The Altuzarra for Target collection features nearly 50 items, consisting of women’s apparel, accessories and shoes. Ranging in price from $17.99 to $89.99 for apparel, and $29.99 to $79.99 for accessories, Altuzarra for Target will be available Sept. 14, at most Target stores and Target.com. A curated assortment of the collection will be available globally via online luxury retailer NET-A-PORTER.COM.

 

Are you excited about this svelte collection coming to Target stores this Fall?  

Something Floral, Something Blue: Cruising In Peter Pilotto For Target

August 12th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

Over the weekend, I finally got the chance to wear my favorite Peter Pilotto For Target find that I bought earlier this year.  You’ve probably seen the Peter Pilotto dress on many a fashionistas all spring and summer long.  It’s an irresistible dress that looks amazing on practically every body type.  After months and months of sitting pretty inside of my closet, I took this fit and flare jacquard frock on a boat ride for the Frizz Free Curls Blogger Cruise in NYC.

 

Peter Pilotto For Target dress

 

 

 

Peter Pilotto For Target dress

 

 

 

Peter Pilotto For Target dress

 

 

Paired with the sun in my hair and strappy sandals on my feet, the Peter Pilotto for Target dress can be paired with practically any accessory for a flirty, fun summer day anywhere.

 

 

Peter Pilotto For Target dress

 

Dress – Peter Pilotto For Target dress ($79)

Earrings – Vintage boutique find ($3)

Necklace  - Aldo Accessories ($20)

Bracelet – J. Crew ($15)

Shoes – Aldo ($50)

 

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Ain’t nothing like cruising with friends on the open seas – Aren’t my girls Anitra, Kela and Ty just the cutest?

 

 

I had such an amazing time with my blogger boos too!  (PS – Having friends that are also bloggers, photographers and fashionistas is the bees knees!)  Did you snag any of the Peter Pilotto for Target fashions earlier this year?  How are you styling your favorite pieces this summer?  Share your favorite looks and pieces from the collection below.

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.

 

COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS

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

 

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BET Awards 2014 Gabrielle Union

Regina Hall

 

 

 

BET Awards 2014 Kerry Washington

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Claudia Jordan

 

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BET Awards 2014 Eva Marcille

Eva Marcelle

 

 

2014 Ne-Yo

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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

 

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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

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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.

 

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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.

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“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.

 

 

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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?

 

 

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