I’ve been a huge fan of the the Reebok Classic x Melody Ehsani collaboration for years now! I mean, who doesn’t love a stylish collection of sneakers that are as fab as these!
LA based designer Melody Eshani and Reebok Classic are back at it again with another collaboration, this time featuring the iconic Blacktop Pump and Ventilator sneaker models.
The Blacktop Pump is updated with a hidden interior heel wedge for a feminine, streamlined silhouette, while the Ventilator says true to its retro runner design. The collection ranges from $120-$200.
Each sneaker features the luxe python leather featured on the first Reebok Classic x Melody Ehsani collaboration – a unique texture that takes inspiration from a creature which embodies Melody’s definition of a Classic woman. The shoes also feature the designer’s signature take on the Evil Eye, which brings a sense of individuality and creativity to the look. The clean gum outsole adds a fresh finish to the shoe’s rich tones.
These shoes will be exclusively available at Melody’s LA store (424 1/2 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036) and melodyehsani.com on April 24th. The shoes will then be available at select global retailers and Reebok.com starting May 1st.
Hey fashionistas! Wouldn’t you love owning an endless supply of stylish shoes? What if you never had to worry about spending hundreds (or even thousands) on shoes again? There’s a new app for that and to be honest, I’ve been awaiting the arrival of this technology for years!
The Volvorii Smart Shoe has a color/pattern changing panel that you can adjust via your smartphone to match whatever it is that you’re wearing. In a second, you can go from subdued office look to a pop of color on your pump, because technology is awesome. The panel is an e-paper display — aka, a colorful, flexible version of your Kindle screen. You can get the shoe in black or white and of course change the panel all you want. The team of creators also plans to launch a line of accessories that you can clip onto the shoe to further customize it. Think bows or baubles. There’s reports that there will even a back attachment option if you want to add an ankle strap.
Why wouldn’t you want to extend your shoe wardrobe by changing into a new pair of Volvorriis? To support the project, you can pledge any amount, but to get your own pair of Volvoriis, you need to lay down $249. They plan on retailing them for $499. Would you invest in a pair of ever-changing heels? Share your thoughts below!
If you’re a superfan of all things Beyonce-related, there’s a new buzz worthy accessories line that’s beyond perfect for you! For fans who adore everything King Bey (I mean, you still wear House of Dereon for goodness sakes!) Ann Taylor has the perfect accessories that’ll make any card-carrying member of the Bey Hive blush with glee! This Spring, make a beeline towards Ann Taylor for gifts that will show the special stans in your life just how much you really care. Ann Taylor’s new “Bumble Bee Collection” includes earrings, necklaces and a ring ranging from $29.50 – $69.50 and is guaranteed to make a buzz for any mom, grad or Beygency fan this Spring.
Check out just a few of my favorite pieces in the new Bumble Bee Collection from Ann Taylor below:
Bumble Bee Collection: Necklace ($39.50)
Bumble Bee Collection: Earrings ($29.50)
Bumble Bee Collection: Ring ($39.50)
Bumble Bee Collection: Necklace ($49.50)
Bumble Bee Collection: Statement Necklace ($69.50)
Although the collection is not affiliated with Beyonce in any way (that I know of), I’m certain that these accessories could make even the most seasoned fan, buzz with glee! Not quite out yet, the Bumble Bee collection will be available online at AnnTaylor.com and in stores later this Spring (just in time for Mother’s Day and bee-yond!) Ann Taylor has the perfect accessories to complete a head-to-toe look including spring scarfs, and bucket bags, to the must-have accessory of the season.
Still want more? In case you can’t wait and need a quick fix, check out this metallic bee-inspired scarf from Ann Taylor available today and get more bee-inspired style ideas in the latest Spring/Summer lookbook found here.
Spring cleaning will be here before you know it, and we’re here to help you get a jump on it right now. Go through your closet and pull out those pieces that kinda fit, but not really. Upgrade your space and wallet with sites that are built especially for you to sell your clothes with ease.
It’s time to sell your fashion goodies for the good of your closet and your wallet.
If you don’t have the time or interest in posting your items piece by piece, you can box up your entire closet purge and send it to Twice. They’ll send you a prepaid shipping label and a selling kit, then you just send them your items. Their shopping pros go through your pieces one-by-one and look at the brands, wear and styles to give you an itemized price list for the pieces they’ll accept. You can get paid in any number of ways — check, PayPal, Venmo or even a Target gift card. If you’re not digging the deal, they’ll ship your clothes right back to you.
Poshmark is kind of like a Craigslist for clothes. Right from the app, you can post a picture of your item and list the details: size, brand, fit, etc. Fill in the original price and the listing price, then boom! You’re up and running. When you sell an item, Poshmark takes $3 for sales under $15 and 20% for anything over that. They’ll give you a pre-paid shipping label, but unlike Tradesy, they don’t send you something to ship your item in.
ASOS is a regular haunt for fashion junkies. Their styles are diverse and perfectly funky. In their Marketplace, you can shop right from other ASOS lovers’ online boutiques or start your own. With your ASOS boutique, you’ll get an Account Manager to help you manage your sales as well as coverage from ASOS themselves. If you have enough to start a boutique from your own closet, great! If not, get one going with friends. You pay $30 for your boutique each month as well as 20% commission on sales, but if you’re a regular closet purger, it may be worth it.
With Tradesy, you can sell any item in your closet that’s in good condition. They make the whole process super simple. Just upload pictures of your item and its information. With that info, Tradesy will give you an idea of how much your item might sell for on the site.
Then, you post your item and the magic happens: First, they’ll clean up the main image of your item to make it look the best it can by eliminating the background and balancing the colors. No #whiteandgold, #blackandblue issues here. When your item sells, Tradesy will send you a bag for shipping. All you have to do is drop it in the mailbox. They take 9% of your sale as a fee.
Now that you have a few options for your next fashionable closet cleanse, you can get started towards your closet Spring Cleaning today!
What are some less than fashionable items that you’re looking to shed from the winter? Share your stylish spring cleaning goals in the comment section!
In preparation for a Caribbean getaway with Strength of Nature, I found myself in search of a versatile dress that could take me from day to night. Surprisingly, I discovered the dress of my dreams inside the windows of a store that I rarely (if ever) shopped in before… Discover where I found my new favorite vacation dress below…
Clearly, I am still too ticked that I found this fabulous Bedrock maxi dress from Loft. The spaghetti straps and bold prints drew me in, but the flowing silhouette and super sexy split made me a believer!
Available in stores and Loft and Loft.com – don’t be fooled, this Bedrock dress may appear to be black and white, but it’s actually a deep navy blue hue. (Don’t worry, it can easily pass for black and white while worn with practically anything!)
The Bedrock maxi dress accompanies bold prints with a sexy/strappy silhouette. The elastic waist will cinch you in, while the elongated 42″ (from waist to ankle) dress flows and moves with your every step. I loved wearing this dress during a catamaran ride in Montego Bay – it’s the perfect dress for any vacation!
When you’re on vacation, you need a versatile dress that makes you feel confident, feel sexy and make you want to let loose dance! This Bedrock Maxi dress from Loft is definitely it!
If you hurry, you can catch a sale at Loft.com on the dress plus a great assortment of transitional seasonal pieces today.
For more details on pricing, sizing and more, click here.
Mode Media and smartwater have teamed up with three CFDA designers to provide a rare “inside look” at the creation of NYFW collections, with the new docu-series “MyLifeMyInspiration.” The videos just premiered and will be added throughout the remainder of Fashion Week as part of the digital content platform’s expanding original programming for CFDA.
Featuring the designers behind top fashion brands Milly (Michelle Smith) and Tracy Reese (Tracy Reese) these videos are apart of a three-part series follows each throughout their collection curation process. From inspiration to finished product, “MyLifeMyInspiration” exposes the daily influences that shape each artist’s designs, leaving viewers inspired to discover and create their own personal sense of style.
MyLifeMyInspiration – Milly
MyLifeMyInspiration – Tracy Reese
Discover more from the behind the scenes series by visiting CFDA.com all Fashion Week long. Who are some of your favorite designers? If you could ask your favorite designers about the inspiration behind their designer collections, who would you ask? Share your questions in the comments section below.
As much as I love to watch the shows of New York Fashion Week – I can’t help but want to break out in a North West-esque tantrum because I want it all, RIGHT NOW! I mean, having to wait for months until the collection becomes retail ready just isn’t something I want to accept all the time – and this time the Tracy Reese Fall/Winter collection is no exception. A runway show draped in powerful femininity and hints of urban warrior chic from head to toe dominated the runway and I got the chance to see it all form together backstage.
Show preparation begins with hair/makeup and nails and thanks to SheaMoisture, I got up close and personal with the hair team behind the sleek styles that rocked the runway. China/bantu top knots styled by lead stylist Bok-Hee and the Shea Moisture team were achieved using SheaMoisture Tahitian Noni & Monoi Smoothing cream, Coconut & Hibiscus Curling Gel Soufflé and High Shine Glosser to create sleek and fierce styles for a collection of models from across the world.
Once ready to go – the models sashayed down the runway in frocks filled with patterns of Maasai reds, Ebony blacks and Cassava whites. A collection inspired by the the evolution of heritage and how it has shaped today’s modern woman. Check out my favorite (lust-worthy) looks from the Tracy Reese Fall/Winter 2015 collection below.
Tracy Reese – Mod Floral Lace Multi Faceted Coat
Tracy Reese – Cassava Studded Patent Coat and Zip Front Skirt
Tracy Reese – Cassava Luxe Poncho with Chic Trouser and Black Turtleneck
Tracy Reese – Cassava Patent Moto Jacket / Stretch Cady Embellished Shell and Modular Culotte
Tracy Reese – Maasai Red/Ebony Abstract Fringe Poncho w/ Ebony Patent Halter Dress
Tracy Reese – Studded Ebony Patent Coat and Zip Dress
Tracy Reese – Maasai Red Flared Sweater Dress and Zip Off Cardigan
Tracy Reese – Animal Spot Trench w/ Black Cavalry Twill Combo Dress and Oatmeal Turtleneck
Tracy Reese – Neutral Multi Faceted Coat w/ Black Cavalry Twill Zip Skirt and Oatmeal Turtleneck
Tracy Reese – Modular Plaid Coat w/ Bright Navy Turtleneck and Sweet Potato Cavalry Twill Gaucho
Tracy Reese – Navy Grid Jacquard Peabody Jacket
Tracy Reese – Black/Blue Gradient Fur Hemmed Vest w/ Ebony Turtleneck & Skirt
During a recent trip to California, I was invited to attend the NAACP Awards and after glow and had no idea what to wear. I had only packed for two other events and didn’t have time to go shopping (let alone find a dry cleaners in the area.) With no time left, I needed to find a laundry mat with a dryer and find one fast! As a Dryel Ambassador, I always pack cleansing cloths and a dryer bag with me at all times. Not only does it come in handy when you need it, the bag also doubles as a soiled laundry bag that you can use when you’re on the go.
With one spin of the dryer, Dryel’s quick steam cleaning made my dress look and feel fresher than ever. Without any fading or fraying the gentile cleaning technique was comparable to a dry cleaning PLUS it was quicker and cheaper than a typical dry cleaning bill! Thanks to Dryel, this all day look took me from a mid-day LA brunch to the NAACP Awards Show and after-party all night long.
Dryel is the at-home dry cleaner that uses the power of steam to clean and deodorize clothing – all in your own dryer. The patented Dryel cleaning system truly fits my on-the-go lifestyle! From last minute travel, to dressing for a special occasion Dryel quickly refreshes and renews clothing in as little as fifteen minutes. Dryel safely and thoroughly cleans clothes, protects colors and preserve shape without using any harsh chemicals.
Not only is Dryel is easy to use, it’s also cost effective and is necessary for the last-minute style moments. Repeating styles on clothes look newer, longer, with no fading, shrinking or stretching. It’s an absolute must-have for any traveling girl on the go and you can find Dryel At-Home Dry Cleaner at retailers like Walmart and Target today! Want to learn more about how others use Dryel to save the day? Get social and connect with Dryel on Facebook and Pinterest today.
Can’t make it to New York City for the NYFW shows? Need a front seat next to Kim and Kanye? Find all the New York Fashion Week video action right here and right now. DivasandDorks.com has an exclusive LIVE feed inside of the fashion tents and runway shows that you want to see – all from the comfort of your computer screen. Looking for the latest from BCBGMAXAZRIA and Desigual hot from the fashion runway? It’s all right here. Watch your favorite designers showcase their latest collections below!
New York Fashion Week Video
From New York to California – Harlem’s Fashion Row brought haute styles and celebrity fun during the inaugural Style Beat fashion show Grammy Weekend in Los Angeles. Held at the spacious Palazzo Beverly Hills estate, the red carpet event hosted by Quincy and Vanessa Simmons highlighted emerging multicultural designers – powered by Verizon Wireless. Featured designers included L.A. – based designer Kevan Hall, custom menswear designer Waraire Bosell, and emerging designers, Joseph Bethune and “Project Runway” finalist Kimberly Goldson.
Style Beat hosts Quincy, Vanessa Simmons and HFR CEO Brandice Henderson-Daniel
“I’ve dreamt of expanding Harlem’s Fashion Row to Los Angeles and now it’s become a reality. It’s our first-ever event on the West Coast and we’re excited to introduce our brand to the entertainment community and continue to present diversity in fashion.”
- HFR Founder/CEO Brandice Henderson-Daniel
Celebrity style usie with Vanessa Williams, AJ Johnson and Tamala Jones
Celebrity guests included VH1’s Basketball wives Laura and Gloria Govan, Vanessa Williams, AJ Johnson, Tamala Jones and more. Influencers got the chance to take their unique style online with Verizon’s 360 interactive glam cam. The 360-degree photo/video experience captured head-to-toe shareable looks that guests shared on social media using #VZFashionMoment tag. Check out my 360 glam cam Verizon VZFashionMoment …and more from the Style Beat event below…
The Verizon 360-glam cam was the haute spot for the Style Beat show
Designs by Kevan Hall ruled the poolside runway
These flowing florals had everyone ready for spring…
Discover the pulse of what’s new and next in designer fashions with Harlem’s Fashion Row all year long. Connect with Harlem’s Fashion Row on Twitter, Instagram and Verizon on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook today!