Note: The following pics do not necessarily reflect the views of The Only Jaiden; this is STRICTLY from a 'fashion' perspective.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

NICKI MINAJ: The Loudest and Fun Fash Sense 'N' The Game

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When it comes to fashion, especially LOUD and ECCENTRIC fashion in entertainment, Nicki Minaj has got to be one of the baddest in the game. She has certainly got an image boost with the clothes she wear that gets louder and bolder over time. The POP, the wigs, the attention-commanding, the real-life black Barbie image she has been pushing to the crowds aggressively probably is what moved 375,000 units of "Pink Friday" in its first week.

Check out these pictures of Nicki Minaj in her latest performance @ VH-1. Ain't she LOUD (in a good way)?! She can pull her crazy looks off very well when she's performing--- Nicki, just don't wear this kind of stuff on the red carpet (see previous "Minaj" link from "Fash, Crash, and Burn": )

See more pics of Nicki Minaj:

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PHARRELL WILLIAMS (N.E.R.D.) Defies Age At 37; Looks 27!

Call me crazy, but are you supposed to look THAT GOOD at 37?? If so, I want to be exactly like my man Pharrell of N.E.R.D., who continues to defy age, and of course he mentions several times that he does not get any "procedures" done to his face, just that he eats right and uses old-fashioned, natural remedies to care for his face.

I'm 22 years old; I definitely want to look that good at 37. Check my picture below:

Pic: MTO/ Google

THE ONLY JAIDEN's Official Photo Shoot

I'M EXCITED ABOUT THIS... I'm revealing to you my official pics from my photo shoot from December 1st. These photos were captured by Detroit's VOIST MAGAZINE photographer Patrick Gamaliel, who is extremely talented in his field of work of photography and graphic design.

Patrick and I met in person for the first time for an in-studio shoot and was very polite and welcoming. I think it's very important to establish that great business relationship/rapport with a photgrapher and share your expectations and what your capabilities are so that he/she will know how to better work with you.

So as a result, Patrick got some excellent shots of me, and I gave as much as I could to the camera.. 

There is NO one-way communication, and as a model, it's important to be fluid and go through a variety of poses that are uninhibited and poses that you would do in real life if you were a model.

For example, doing daily things in a certain position and applying them as a look in front of the camera usually turns out well instead of looking "stiff and staged."

But anyway, check out my pictures and link in the Portfolio page:

Check out more pictures that I've posted on Facebook, and 'fashion people' in Detroit, contact me for shoots and shows!

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Beautiful LisaRaye

This beautiful model/actress/socialite LISARAYE has been through it all: The rise, the sultry movies, getting ahead, marriage, heartbreak, divorce, and more. BUT.... she manages to look good through it all. The Lady In White (she always wear white) was spotted at a charitable event with cropped hair and beautiful physique.

Hmm...I wonder if the gorgeous Rihanna will look like this when she'll get to LisaRaye's age?

Gotta love, love, love her... 

USHER Goes Futuristic on OMG Tour

USHER has been crooning and wooing ladies worldwide with his looks, dance moves, and voice. Recently, he has been sporting a futuristic look lately, the above picture being in Toronto the other day. I think it looks cool on him. Whaddaya think?

Usher's glasses are by Versace, Vintage Versace S90 Glasses (in gold for $900) in black for less than $900.
Check out his other futuristic looks:

Thursday, December 2, 2010

DC Shoes Unleashes "PLEASE STAND BY" Shoes

DC Life Please Stand By Sneakers

I think that these sneakers are ill. Every time you take a step, the words "Please Stand By" will show. It's one of those two-way meanings. One way may mean "I'm cool, so wait for me" and another way may mean "Step outta the way please, I'm STEPPING THROUGH."

Another thing I like about the sneakers is that the style is very understated, unassuming, not over-the-top, and bring surprises when you have the sneakers turned at the certain angle (peep the clear gum soles and the colorful hem at the top/inside of the sneakers. Note to Detroit: These shoes will be available at several sneaker boutiques in your area. Peep 'em and buy 'em!!

ANOTHER PLUS: IT'S AFFORDABLE!! A far cry from astronomical LANVIN!! And with more "make-sense" style too!!!

LANVIN Embroidered Sneakers: Yours For $2,705 *Cough*

Lanvin Embroidered Sneaker
LANVIN released some more variation of their popular hightop sneakers which have caught the fashion world by storm.

These shoes are constructed using very premium materials and an extensive embroidered detail (no it's not actually 'mess' on the side of the shoe).

 It's yours or someone's gift for Christmas...for $2,705. WOW!!! HOW CHEAP!!! (Sideways look)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Popular BALMAIN Sunglasses: Makes U Look Like Royalty!

These are A-TRENDING in the Sunglasses World. These are BALMAIN x OLIVER PEOPLES sunglasses for $595. These are unisex and were previously seen on several celebs and artists like Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, and Flo Rida, seen below.

That's not all these glasses are limited to. I see these on regular people in some malls I visit, and one gospel artist I saw. Hmm...I like these, the teardrop shape, very artful, edgy, and coooooool. 



(See Halle's pic below)

OMG, Halle Berry really defies age!! She is so.... the stuff she wears, her hair looks so good cut short... her physique and posture is just right....SO GRACEFUL.

Berry was at a Hollywood movie premiere wearing a BALMAIN number: Gold and black BALMAIN double breasted brocade jacket (Fall 2010) for $3,500+, and matching pants for almost $2,000!!

Oh boy... calm down Jaiden, calm down...


STYLE in Detroit

Detroit is fast becoming the mecca of movies, now it's becoming a strong contender of fashion  with many fashion shows and magazines popping up around the city.

 I have attended several fashion shows in the Detroit area this year, and while some were a little subpar and some were over-the-top great, the range pretty much proves that Detroit has style and fashion-forward people, too.

The most recent fashion event I went to was the MASH MAG Preview Launch Party. MASH MAG is a urban magazine that will debut its first issue January 2011,which  includes all things fashion. It has plans to spread out its reach across Aamerica and overseas to fashion powerhouse cities like Paris.

Here is a small part of what MASH MAG is introduced as:

MASH Magazine celebrates modernity and the parallels between beauty, fashion, design, architecture and urbanism. We set trends. We push boundaries. We campaign for urban beautification and personal awareness. MASH aims to introduce design disciplines to and of under-represented communities, while celebrating a multicultural editorial aesthetic.

So, I'm excited for Detroit and the one of the several things it is trying to improve on. I root for Detroit....

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Kourtney Kardashian: Pretty, But With Ill-Fitting Furs

The Kardashian sisters, once again, are very pretty women and wear very nice clothes. In terms of fashion best, the best-dressed in Kim Kardashian, next is Kourtney Kardashian, and last is a close third: Khloe Kardashian. But right now... I don't know what's going on with Kourtney.

She attempts to be fashionable in leopard, only she falls short with not one, but both items (shoes and coat) being way too big. Kourtney appears to be swallowed up in this Funktional Leopard Fur Coat ($770) with the sleeves too long, and take a close look at her heels; the back of it has too much space, that creates the tendency of the shoes to sometimes "plop on, plop off..."

But hey, she still pretty.

CHRIS BROWN 'Heard' Me; Went Back To Swagg

Remember that post I put up about Chris Brown's uggggggly SHO-BOOTS... I still don't know what it is. But Chris Brown was spotted hosting a party in Decatur, Georgia wearing some appropriately loud hip-hop clothes. It's a good look on him. He was wearing TI$A cap and sneakers ($125).

I would wear it; I could...

Check out Chris Brown FAIL the other day with them boots...


DIDDY Rocks Maison Martin Margiela Distressed Jacket

Hey everyone, got a bunch of things on my agenda so I'm doing a couple of fly-bys today; I passed by UpscaleHype and found this: Check out Diddy wearing a nice, antiqued Maison Martin Margiela leather jacket ($2,195). Would you wear this and go ROCKER and BONKERS? :-)

Diddy is really feeling that '80s/early '90s vibe with the haircut he's showing off.

Monday, November 29, 2010

STYLE REVIEW: Kim Kardashian

We know about the Kardashians, people try to keep up with them...they just aren't keeping up with the Joneses anymore because the Kardashian sisters seem to be the ones to follow. In this world of reality TV, many people have this urge to see so much of behind the scenes with family, and that really gets cable ratings going depends on the show. Some shows just SUCK. But that's besides the point.

So, I've been watching Kim Kardashian's style for a little while since I see her...hmm... just about everywhere, from what she's wearing to who she's dating now. But let's focus on the fashion. Kardashian has got a lot of women sprucing up their looks to look good for their man, while the name 'Kardashian' is easily mentioned when the subject of fashion and beautiful women/female stars pop up.

Kardashian, to me, has a very reserved style, not too many loud colors, and every piece she wears together as an outfit seems to be cohesive--most of the time. She shows a lot of skin surely, but her sense of style remains consistent among 'borderline conservative' (if that's the right word for it)...

Peep her styles below:

Kim Kardashian in Christian Louboutin 'Alta Bouton' ankle boots ($1,495),
Chanel bag & black gold-studded sweater
(SIDEBAR: Ciara is wearing a $6,200 BALMAIN blazer!!!!)

Ms. Kardashian is well on her way to FASHIONISTA status..

Sunday, November 28, 2010

TRINA Goes Red-Head; New Throwback Trend

Rapper TRINA is apparently following in Rihanna's footsteps--well she usually does-- but it doesn't look bad on her at all. Are there any ladies going RED, all shades of red, for 2011? I know my hair won't be red---duh-- but it'll sure be crazy, crazy , CWWWAZZZY!!!

Oh, by the way, if you don't think Trina copies Rihanna (she doesn't do it often though, check out comparison picks at the end of this blog post..

Rihanna and Trina in Dolce & Gabbana Polka Dot Jumpsuit

DRAKE in Canada Goose Chilliwack Jacket

(Just doin' a fly-by) Drake was spotted at Hot 97's Thanksgiving Concert with Nicki Minaj. While i'm here talking about them, I can't stress enough that even though I feature celebs and music artists, I don't talk about their music or whatever it is they do, I just look at the fashion. Drake was wearing a limited edition Canada Goose Chilliwack Jacket with fur lining interior and on the hood for $900. Like the coat, Detroit?

Fash, Crash, and Burn: Chris Brown's Shoes

Check out Chris Brown's... What are these? Somebody tell me please!!!!
Ayy.. big white bodyguard... slap Chris Brown for me, would you??

Half-naked Grover Spices Up Sesame Street *LoL*

I know this is a fashion blog, but I couldn't resist lol. This is "Sesame Street's" parody of the "Old Spice" commercial. If you haven't seen it, check it out...

Well... it's still fashion...check out Grover in those...handsome shorts:

GOSPEL MUSIC VIDEOS (MaryMary & Kiki Sheard)

It's SUNDAY!!! Get your church on!!! ... At least every day of the week put some "GOD" in You!!

It'll take you a mighty long way!!!

Air Jordan XIII Retro 'Altitude' (Release Dec 2010)

Check out this hott commodity your feet will be screaming for the Christmas. IT'S THE AIR JORDAN XIII RETRO 'ALTITUDE' IN BLACK/ALTITUDE GREEN!!! Retailed at just $160 (since it's exclusive), this will be a "run-for!!!" Look how the bottom gloo-oo-oowwwws. ILL!!!!!

From sea to shining sea, from Detroit and L.A. to London, Dubai (what? Yeah..), and Tokyo, you and your Jordans will be the talk of the town..

Air Jordan XIII Retro ‘Altitude’
Air Jordan XIII Retro ‘Altitude’
Air Jordan XIII Retro ‘Altitude’

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