Style CanDi~ When Styling Needs A Blessing

Ok, so I don’t know if this girl is crazy as f*ck or just a regular everyday genius. I was put on to this chick from one of my twitter followers and I was concerned for her well-being. Either she’s dillusional in her sense of style or she knew crazy would get her noticed. I don’t really know, but the chile bold as hell to look like this shit on the innanets.Is she bold for showing her creativity?

So um yea…what do you think of her sense of style? Give me your thoughts.

You Give Me FEVER….what? You know I love shoes! *Vintage*

So if anyone really knows me knows I’m CRAZY about shoes! Like seriously CRAAZY! Case in point, winter 2001 when Steve Madden came out with the wooden sandal that my sister referred to as the “push me”. That I paid 100 dollars for (which was a lot for a new college student). But because of my love for fashion, I wore these sandals in 50 degree weather. Talk about DEVOTION! So when I heard about FEVER shoes and the creator, I suddenly remembered that same passion.

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Style Diva To Watch: Virtuous Styls by Virtuous One

Have you ever thought of shopping on a budget? Does the idea sound foreign to you? Do you even think it can be done? Well I want to introduce you to Virtuous One of Virtuous Styls.com … coined “The Clothes Whisperer”. Virtuous One shows you how to transform your Styl without breaking the bank. Being a personal stylist /personal shopper, Virtuous One  helps you improve your original look from head to toe that aligns with your own personality and lifestyle.

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Fashion Cost While Style Is Free *Vintage*

Don’t get me wrong I LOVE high fashion as much as the next fashion band-aid (groupie), but I realized the difference between fashion and style. You could own all the designer garments known to man, but if you can not merch(merchandising) or style it up it’s as if you’ve ruined a great pair of Jeffery Campbell shoes by stepping into dog pooh! Here’s when your true fashion love kicks in.

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2011 Spring/Summer Fashion Predictions

Wouldn’t you love to have a crystal ball to see what is gonna be hot in 2011? What will be making a comeback or what new gem will be created? Well I stumbled upon my very own fashion genie who has predicted what will be the hottest trend in Spring/Summer fashion for 2011. Daniel P. Dykes of Fashionising.Com has the hottest and some surprising predictions…check it out here

Style Icon Status of 2010

It seems when it comes to fashion, Pop Diva Rihanna can do no wrong. If it’s fashion or hair the world looks at RihRih for a pointer or two. I will admit I’ve been a slave to the Rihanna haircut myself. *don’t you dare judge me* Regardless to what you think of her music Rihanna is one of the most popular style icons of 2010. Rocking a fiery sheer red Elie Saab gown at the American Music Awards this year and the red curly mane to match Rihanna has definitely become a staple in the Fashion Hall of Fame.

Check out other Fashion snapshots of RihRih on the go…

Year Round Style! Your how-to of taking your fashion into the next season with SASS

Yes, the summer sun is just starting to warm up…..BURNING UP actually! But it’s totally time to switch gears. To where you ask….into Pre-Fall fashion 2010. Time to start thinking about what will be hot for fall, but don’t put away all of your summer piece just yet…

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I CANNOT Belive it…What fashion thinks!

 I had the great opportunity of attending the BET Hip Hop Awards this year. At the mention I instantly thought of fly girls and b boys with super dope chain and fly jackets….you know true Hip Hop. Because I grew up in the 80′s and love the culture because my big sister would allow me to watch BET as a little girl. I was amazed to see at my surprise that wasn’t the case. I’m all for being sexy hell, I mean ALL FOR IT. I just wonder what it says to women in general after seeing what was acceptable. Just looking around made me question have we really come that far in fashion “Hip Hop” as a culture or are we a bunch of wanna-be’s…. Only 100 Nicki’s, 50 types of Rihanna’s, renditions of Amber Rose and tons of Cali Swaggers(if that’s what they are called)…. Don’t get me wrong there women are beautiful and the guys look dope but I refuse to believe that no one has their own “swagg” I mean really… No one! And I’m more so appalled at BET for only chosen those you look absolutely foolish to represent Hip Hop…. The Hip Hop clothing Gods(Run D MC, Salt n’ Pepper and so on) are angry. And may they smite all that do not respect the fresh of being yourself.  We have become herds of sheep… There are some lone star style stars but very few…. Common, Kanye and Outkast are the few that stand out at the moment. I mean really there’s nothing wrong with taking something that you like from some one but come on man…. The memory of rubbing thighs and mis-shaping bodies all over the place. UGH! My stomach is still turning. I’m all for growth and change but please people develop your own looks so they can follow you. I would love see the return of the artist being a fan of their fans the people who support them… This is rarely seen these days. Over all the show seem like a huge joke. Which is sad. Remember BET was respected….seems those days are gone. Yet again we must do BETTER!

My fashion core is hurting ,

I’M on twitter @fashionsbandaid *screaming* FASHION FASHION FASHION and some other random craziness *curtsy*

*So nice we’re doing it twice*You need Vitamin C

I had the great opportunity of being introduce to a great designer and thought I’d give you guys the get to know her too. At first meeting Chloe Harper of Vitamin C Clothing she seem very quiet…but there’s really no need to speak. Her designs do it for her. Edgy but extremely elegant dresses, skirt and rompers for all body types that will blow your mind!
She no newbie either! Chloe Harper began Vitamin C Clothing and vitamincclothing.com in 2008. But prior to starting her own company, she acted as Wardrobe Assistant for Ebony Fashion and interned for DVF! So she knows what she’s doing!

I adore the piece by her because they seem to scream of glamorous drama paying homage to Hollywood ladies who set the tone fashion in my mind. The Marilyns, the Brigettes and the Betty. She is influenced by the women she designs for. “I want to give them functionality and ease of wear.” Chloe says.
And with women such as Nicole Ari Parker, Kandi, Nicki Minaj and Lisa Wu Hartwell how can she not be inspired. She says “I’m inspired by the shape of the female body. We all have body issues but I strive to make clothing accentuates the positive. Clothing are made to fit the body, the body shouldn’t  be altered to fit clothes.”
What’s next for the Vitamin C Clothing I asked… Chloe is a full time designer, so she has her sights set on outsourcing and manufacturing to grow the business as much as possible. I  love every bit of it! Vitamin C Clothing gets a grade A in this fashion girl’s grade book. Check out Chloe’s site www.vitamincclothing.com and follow Chloe @getyourvitaminc, you are sure to find something you must have and can’t live without!

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“Baby it’s cold outside”….C O A T time!

       

Oooooh how I love when the seasons change and you get to pulling out the jackets and coats! Ahhhh there’s nothing like stepping out into brisk air looking fabulous. I rarely actually have time to shop the malls… Nor do I want too I have graduated from being a traditional “mall rat”  to a “boutiquing bird’”.  *giggles* And most of my shopping is done online. There’s so many amazing shops online, that will truly keep you ahead of the curve!! The coat is your 3rd piece. And in my mind your look is NOT complete without your 3rd piece. It can be the make or break moment of a great look. I hate to make it sound soooo dramatic but SERIOUSLY choose wisely! So here are a few jackets and coats to keep your buns warm this fall/winter from a few of my favorite sites and just under $240

www.modcloth.com $84.99

www.modcloth.com $229.99

www.modcloth.com $59.99

www.urbanoutfitters.com  $98.00

www.urbanoutfitters.com $88.00

www.forever21.com $15.80

www.forever21.com $24.80

www.forever21.com $27.80

www.forever21.com $29.80

www.lulus.com $65.00

www.lulus.com $48.00

www.shopnastygal.com $122.00

www.shopnastygal.com $120.00

www.shopnastygal.com $220.00

Happy shopping! Remeber to cover up and stay warm because baby it’s cold outside.

Fashionably,

Hi my name is Amber-Fash and I’m a fash-a-holic! For all that is fashion updates and a little witty banter @fashionsbandaid