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

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Hott New Power Couple: Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk In Spain, Wearing Haute Couture Style

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and supermodel girlfriend Irina Shayk was spotted leaving the 2011 Marie Claire Prix de la Moda Awards, which is in Spain.

What caught my eye was the HAUTE COUTURE clothing that this new power couple wore. Keep in mind that Cristiano is an already snazzy-sharp dresser; He wore this perfectly 'sheen' black suit, Hermes belt (which can retail for more than $1K), and patent leather D&G sneakers.

Irina wore an cream-colored Elie Saab evening gown paired with rich-hued suede upper Christian Louboutin peeptoe stilettos.

Picture-perfect couture and stars!

Pic: UpscaleHype

L.A. Dodger's MATT KEMP Signs $160 Million Contract In Tom Ford Style


L.A. Dodgers' Matt Kemp makes franchise history by signing an 8-year, $160 million contract. Hey-hey, I guess he plays extremely well... and HEY-HEY, I bet Rihanna is going to give Matt a call, 'We found love in a hopeless place...' LOL

That's not all...

Matt Kemp signed his contract in utmost sophisticated style: TOM FORD. Check out a couple angles of his Tom Ford suit. The multi-textured combo (wool suit, cotton shirt, velour bowtie) is a good look.

How I would have done it if I was signing a $160 million contract is I would have my shirt custom-made, white-collar and black silk body, with velvet black-and-white polka dot pattern for my bowtie. DIIIING!!!!

Pic: UpscaleHype

Congrats, Matt!

Friday, November 18, 2011

It's Either The Lighting Or Somethin', But What's Wrong With MARSHA AMBROSIUS' Face? She Looks 15 Years Older!

Check out this pic from the Soul Train Awards.

There's Cynthia from Real Housewives of Atlanta, looking every bit a model with the bold red dress, black-out stockings, black suede heels, and a gorgeous smile... and good makeup.

On the other hand... there's Marsha Ambrosius with her vintage black dress and hott stilettos... and there's one thing that's NOT SO HOTT, and that's Marsha's face!!!

What happened?? Is it the lighting or bad makeup, 'cuz Marsha looks SEVERAL YEARS OLDER!!
Ladies, apply your makeup right or you're in TROUBLE!!

You don't want a man to mistake you for a COUGAR when you just graduated from college!

Pic: Jasmine Brand

Excerpt from THE JASMINE BRAND: Celeb Fashion From 'Soul Train Awards' (Amber Rose, Cee Lo Green, and More)

Amber Rose in Givenchy Pansy Shirt and PRADA Sunglasses

Top of da morning, check out this excerpt from my 'sister' blogger, another celeb blog named THE JASMINE BRAND. This post covers the SOUL TRAIN AWARDS.

Thursday evening, the taping for the 2011 Soul Train Awards went down at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. Tribute performances included, R&B crooner Freddie Jackson, Cee Lo Green, Common, Chrisette Michelle, Mary Mary, Marsha Ambrosius, Musiq Soulchild, Anthony Hamilton, Tamar Braxton and many more. Artists also paid tribute to the achievements of the Legend Award recipients Earth, Wind and Fire and Gladys Knight. Pre-recorded tribute testimonials by Elton John, Smokey Robinson, Patti Labelle, Will.I.Am, The Roots, Marie Osmond and several others were also presented in honor of the recipients of the Legend Award. Hosted by Cedric “The Entertainer,” the show will premiere on both CENTRIC and BET on Sunday, November 27 at 9:00 PM*. 

Lance Gross

Pic: The Jasmine Brand

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Rihanna Wears SNUGGIE on 'Ellen' Show Before Sixth Album Release

I guess even the celebrities are feeling SNUGGIES, too.

Rihanna will be on the ELLEN show on Monday, November 21st, on the day that her sixth album 'Talk That Talk' drops. And while she's on the show, she will be presented a SNUGGIE, this 'botched' blanket that you wear that has become an international success. Who knew? 

Rihanna is wearing a Salvatore Ferragamo jumpsuit, earrings by Delfina Delettrez, jewelry by Solange Azagury-Partridge, and Manolo Blahnik heels.

Pic: Rihanna Daily

Lady GaGa's in London: GaGa's Crazy Looks Of This Week

Lady Gaga - Lady Gaga stepping out in an outfit reminiscent of the 80s Buffalo Girls as greets her fans before she leaves the Lanesborough Hotel in London

LADY GAGA is LADY GAGA, and she never fails to disappoint or arouse attention for her clothing choices.

Take a look at the above pic. It was said that this outfit was reminiscent of the '80s Buffalo Girls. And while I may have been born in the '80s, I don't know who the Buffalo Girls are. I may have to look that up. But anyhoo, I'm liking the whole look: the '80s print blouse, the shin-length pencil 'wrap' dress, purple suede platform Louboutin ('red bottoms'), and that black top hat is the cherry on top.

Here's a SIDE VIEW:

Lady Gaga - Lady Gaga stepping out in an outfit reminiscent of the 80s Buffalo Girls as greets her fans before she leaves the Lanesborough Hotel in London

...And brace yourself for GaGa's next look...

Lady Gaga - Lady Gaga in a Hat

Yes, GaGa wore this pink corkscrew-like hat out of her London hotel as she was escorted to the line for signing autographs, and then over to her Mercedes-Benz (I wonder if she left that hat on because it wouldn't fit in the Benz anyway).

For a second there, I thought GaGa was attending another royal wedding.

Lady Gaga - Lady Gaga in a Hat

Stay tuned for more GaGa looks!

Pic: Zimbio/ Google

Justin Bieber's Spiked Hair: Likey Or No Likey?

Justin Bieber Singer Justin Bieber attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Celebs seem to be the fashion TRENDSETTERS these days, but can we make our OWN fashion statement, even in our hair?

(I think it's cool but a lil' on the feminine side when viewed from a certain angle)

Whether our hair is cropped short, curly, long, spiked, updo, bob, it should definitely be our own with just a little celeb influence. 'Cuz I remember when influences like Rihanna caused black girls to shave both sides of their hair in '09 and '10, I WAS FLOORED.

Justin Bieber Singer Justin Bieber attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
(Justin Bieber at 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards in Belfast, Ireland)

Pic: Zimbio

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Party Promoter SLIMM and Amber Rose... Together... and Back In Black

Party promoter SLIMM (Vivica Fox's ex-fiance) and socialite Amber Rose hooked up this past weekend for business purposes only (or so I hear). Both people looked great in their BLACK ensembles.

Slimm wore a black nylon jacket with great accessories like the sunglasses, watch, and cap.

Amber Rose wore 'just the black blazer' (since she wore no pants but the pantyhose) paired with ILL sunglasses. Wait til I get more pics of Amber's outfit... whew...

BLACK is the new BLACK.

Amber Rose - Amber Rose, Kid Capri, Vikter Duplaix, And Cast Celebrate Premiere Of Smirnoff's Master Of The Mix In NYC
(Not the outfit she wore but still nice...)

Pic: MTO/ Zimbio

LaLa Vasquez Steps Up Her Style Game In Hott Turquoise Dress

LaLa Vasquez continues to step up her style game...

This look has actually been added to the LADY LOOKBOOK!!

This is a colorful, expressive, yet sophisicated way to make a statement; the turquoise dress really does complement LaLa's eyes.

Pic: MTO

Rihanna Does Promo Pics For 'YOU DA ONE'

Plenty of art in this promo pic by Rihanna, which has a connection to 'We Found Love' (which has a rugged but distinctive creativeness to it) but seems more colorful and intense, probably as more tracks come in.

I see nothing but stripes, gold jewelry, mussed hair, and killer boots! Waiting for the music video so I can determine the underlying meaning of the fashion, which is otherwise grungy and rocker style to me.

From an ART perspective, the concept is just brilliant in a place where others would call is messy and negative.

('We Found Love' screen shot with Dudley O'Shaughnessy)

Check out vid of 'WFL' performed for very first time at London's O2 Arena. See the vibe and fashion...if you can zoom in.

Rihanna - Rihanna Leaving the Whiskey Mist Nightclub

Hope she's alright... she looks BONE TIRED!!
(after London concert)

Pic: MTO 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Beyonce's $1 MILLION Customized Van

Lately, Beyonce's new ride has been on media circulation. Yes, it's this ride in the above picture. Beyonce had reportedly exchanged her 2010 Maybach 57 for a Mercedes-Benz (on SPRINTER platform) customized van. Price tag: Just over $1 MILLION.

It was designed to transport Beyonce and Jay-Z around town and even out-of-state in superior luxury. You can say it's a ROLLING PRIVATE JET. It's complete with leather walls, leather seats, plasma TVs, computer with Wi-Fi, high-output engine, many safety and security features, and even a BATHROOM!

Hmm... I wonder if this van was purchased especially for Bey's new baby! This would serve all the Carter's needs.

Pic: MTO

Monday, November 14, 2011

Versace for H&M Jacket Worn By Kanye West at Victoria's Secret Show

VERSACE FOR H&M is a highly-anticipated brand that people (including me) can't wait to get their hands on. Kanye West wore this jacket by Versace for H&M at the 2011 Victoria's Secret fashion show. It's for $129.

I'm really feeling that jacket; I could rock it with almost anything!
The way that Kanye wore this jacket was executed pretty well, sans the tight leather pants, but anyways....

Pic: Upscale Hype

Sunday, November 13, 2011

'We Found Love' and 'You Da One' Hitmaker RIHANNA Spotted In Daisy Dukes and Garter Stockings!

Rihanna - Rihanna leaves Nozomi Restaurant in London

At time of post, hitmaker RIHANNA is belting out some songs at London's O2 Arena, and while she's doing that, I want to run ONE FUN OUTFIT by you. Isn't this cool?

Rihanna was spotted leaving Nozomi Restaurant, representing the U.S. wearing a stars-and-stripes daisy dukes with imitation garter stockings (THE SHOW-STOPPER).

She also wore a fox-collared denim jacket that pairs well with her shorts (always very important to match denim correctly; never black denim with blue denim or BLEACHED with INKED).

Even the small details are great; less jewelry means more, and Rihanna's curly locks are not overdone and are 'perched' right on top of the fur collar, uninterrupted.

Pic: Zimbio/ MTO

Likey or No Likey: 'Basketball Wives L.A.' Star Malaysia Pargo In Customized Thrift Store Dress (It Looks Nice, Though)

Whaddaya think?

This may be odd to some of you readers, especially those who are faithful viewers of Basketball Wives series on cable TV.

Check out BASKETBALL WIVE's Malaysia Pargo in what I think is a well-executed customization of a THRIFT STORE dress that Malaysia found. Yeah I know: Basketball wife? Thrift Store? Huh? Sometimes if you want to be unique while at the same time not look CRAZY, a few items can be found at a thrift shop, then you can pair them with other new clothes.

I think it looks nice, though, paired with gold Christian Louboutin strapped heels.


Pic: NecoleB***hie

ESTELLE Does Photo Shoot For PYNK Magazine; Video Inside

Estelle did an interview and photo shoot for PYNK Magazine and she looks great as she talks about her life, career, and getting back on track. Liking the cover and ambiance of Estelle's calm personality; take a look at her photo shoot video and excerpt below:

On refocusing her life and careerI got back on the same page with my head and my heart. I just didn’t enjoy the music anymore so I turned everything around and started really paying attention to myself instead of listening to what everyone else was telling me [the album] should be. It just got real ridiculous for a while.

Read more: Estelle Gets Dolled Up For PYNK | Necole B***

Pic: NecoleB***hie

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