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

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Surrounded by LOUBOUTINS (Red Bottoms): Emily B From 'Love & Hip Hop' Shows Off Her Expensive Shoe Collection

EMILY B sure loves her RED BOTTOMS. Of course, RED BOTTOMS is the affectionate name for Christian Louboutin shoes. So check out Emily (from popular cable show 'Love & Hip Hop') and her massive shoe collection. She reportedly spent $5,000 on ONE pair of shoes!

I like the whole setting of being literally SWATHED in shoes. That's like a dream come true *LoL*

See what else she has to say in PYNK Magazine:

What’s the most you’ve spent on one pair of shoes?$5000. And they were special edition – crystallized, but I would never do it again. It would have to be a very special occasion. Other than that, I don’t want to spend over $3000. Never again.
Do you find that your passion for shoes influences you as a stylist?It’s just a part of being a stylist. I love to shop, I love fashion, and I love girly things. Shoes are definitely an inspiration for me. I start off with the shoes and work my way up and around it.
Tell us about some of your entrepreneurial pursuits.I’m actually starting my own clothing line, called Emily B. It’s going to be feminine, chic, trendy, and of course, affordable. I want to start a line that all women and young girls of all ages can wear and afford.
What’s the perfect PYNK girl shoe?Every girl should own a good black pump, even if it’s just an open-toed pump. It’s versatile — she can wear it with anything, she can wear it with jeans, she can dress it up and wear it out with a cocktail dress…

Pic: Necole B***hie

R&B/Lyricist FRANK OCEAN Featured In L'Umo Vogue (Photo Shoot Pics)

Here's what I like about this guy: New Orleans native FRANK OCEAN does not want to be put into a box. In music or fashion. In such a cookie-cutter industry, Frank Ocean says he cringes at the label R&B or even HIP-HOP (He actually feels better that he was listed under 'Bluegrass'). His music is just MUSIC, simply doing what he loves to do, not trying to impress anybody.

That mindset got him on the fast track to musical success. But we all know I'm not here for the musical part but for the FASHION.

So check out FRANK OCEAN in his latest photo shoot for L'Umo Vogue Magazine. The pictures itself are not COOKIE CUTTER or high fashion; it oozes creativity and the essence of FRANK OCEAN. Like the above picture, that vintage green velvet suit really speaks to me in an unspoken fashion language. It says ONE-OF-A-KIND, WITHOUT TIME, SOMBER, DEBONAIRE, THAT JAZZ ERA...

See more pics and an excerpt of what Frank says in the fashion magazine:

On changing his name from Christopher “Lonny” Breaux (his government) to Frank Ocean
“It was like a middle finger to my slave name”

The most empowering thing he did this year…

Buy a car in cash and got rid of the ole car note
On his fast rise to fame.
“Career-wise, this year feels like a montage scene in a movie”

Pic: Necole B***hie

ROB KARDASHIAN Makes The Move To Dallas; At DURACELL Event With LaLa Vasquez-Anthony

As many of us have been following, Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian-Odom is making the move to Dallas after the NBA traded Lamar to the Dallas Mavericks. Lamar's best friend Rob Kardashian and Khloe's best friend/assistant Malika Haqq is also going along for the move.

Will be VERY interesting to see this move; it's reported that this portion of the Kardashians will be received with open arms.

By the way, I'm liking this little nerdy look Rob has with the glasses but he freshens it up with this tan nylon jacket by Marc Jacobs. A simple yet BOSS look (maybe Rob should get a Dallas snapback cap, too). LaLa Vasquez-Anthony looks beautiful, too. ALWAYS BET ON BLACK.

Pic: Necole B***hie

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Official Trailer of Tyler Perry's 'GOOD DEEDS' (In Theatres Feb. 2012)

This is sure to be one movie AFTER MY OWN HEART. I try to do the best I can to help others even though my resources don't stretch as far as many well-established organizations, but when I can, my heart FEELS SO GOOD.

Check out the official trailer of Tyler Perry's 'GOOD DEEDS' movie, coming to theatres in 2012. It's about a newlywed businessman (Tyler Perry, who takes the lead role for the first time without a Madea bodysuit) who discovers a janitor living in her car with her child, and Tyler Perry just wants to help.

Stars are Thandie Newton, Gabrielle Union, Phylicia Rashad, Eddie Ciprian, and more.

OHHH BOY, I can tell this is going to be good! See for yourself...

Pic/ Vid: Google, YouTube

The Official Obama Christmas 2011 Photo; One Word: BEAUTIFUL

Such a lovely family.

Take in the essence of Barack, Michelle, Maliah, and Sasha Obama in their OFFICIAL CHRISTMAS PHOTO of 2011. The photographer was Pete Souza.

Michelle is such a first lady style icon. Love the black dress as well as the choices of dresses for the girls. Maliah (blue dress) is growing into a beautiful young lady. I think she could definitely pass for MODEL in just a few short years.

(Last year, the official Christmas photo was taken by Annie Leibovitz)

Pic: YBF

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Nicki Minaj SLAYS THE GAME In Louis Vuitton and Fendi Winterwear Get-Up; OUT COOOLD!

Nicki Minaj just shocked me with this picture I saw on Fashion Bomb Daily. You know, it's funny that when I see an outlandish picture of Roman In Moscow-- err--- Nicki, I don't get surprised, but when she's dressing down to earth... PURE WHOA.

Nicki was spotted this past weekend after celebrating her birthday, and she's wearing the black wig again, in her own graceful way. She's also sporting a cream Louis Vuitton scarf, purple Louis Vuitton bag, tan fur coat, aqua blouse, extra long leggings (bunches at the bottom), and HOTT Fendi shearling booties.

Even though Nicki's got all kinds of colors on, they seem to play well together.

Pic: Fashion Bomb Daily

Fash, Crash, and Burn: AMBER ROSE's Super-Dramatic Change From Short Blonde to Long Black!! What The??!


Why would you mess up a good thing? Check out the classic Amber Rose on the left, and check out the almost unrecognizable Amber on the left.

NO... the pic on the right is not the BEFORE pic, that's the AFTER pic. She was spotted in New York supporting Wiz Khalifa wearing this long brunette wig!

NO BUENO... she looks very basic. Back to short and blonde, please!

Pic: Fashion Bomb Daily

Behind-The-Scenes (FashionTV): Preparation for Vivienne Westwood Spring 2012 Men's Collection (Video)! BRAVA! *Clapping*

Vivienne Westwood has a CRAZY STYLE OVERDRIVE that is played so well into men's collections. Check out what goes on behind the scenes to make a VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Spring 2012 collection come to life.

This is a SERIOUSLY INSPIRING and CAPTIVATING video which captures the contrast of the demure models and Vivienne's preparation for her show with the bold, attention-grabbing collection.

Pure Art! Brava!

Pic/Vid: Google/ FashionTV

Women's Winter 2012 GUCCI Fashion Show ft. Chanel Iman + H&M Men's Spring 2012 LOOKBOOK!! Super-Fierce Videos!!

Women's Winter 2012 GUCCI show: Packed with rich furs and deep tropical colors

Today and tomorrow, I will be posting YouTube videos of the hottest fashion runway shows for Winter 2012 and Spring 2012. I'm feeling RUNWAY CRAZY. The following issues will be for both MEN and WOMEN. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

For aspiring models, this should inspire you; heck, it inspired me too, 'mon.

H&M Men's Lookbook 2012: Decidedly more colorful and forward than women's collection, which is a surprise and a DELIGHT for me at the same time... 'cuz I LOVE H&M! Lovin' the PRADA-esque brogues...

Pic/Vid: Google , YouTube, FashionTV

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

RIHANNA Nears End Of Grueling 10-Month/101-Date UK Tour; Wears Armani Jacket And Hair Back To BROWN

As time of post, Rihanna is nearing the end of her time-consuming and TIRING, 101-date LOUD UK tour, which is confirmed by some to be one of the most taxing tours ever done by measure of such artists like the Beatles, Madonna, and just a few others in modern music history.

Rihanna was also spotted looking every bit of a pop rock star with her unique Armani leather jacket (looks very RICK OWENS), denim shirt/stonewashed black jean combo, and her BACK-TO-BROWN curly locks (I wasn't feeling the crazy-looking blonde wig).

Nice to see her back and I wonder how her fashion sense will play out once she's done with her world tour by year-end; I remember the 2009 wait for her 'Rated R' album produced the most hard-edged fashion looks from designers RICK OWENS, BALMAIN, ALEXANDER VAUTHIER, and more.

Take a look at RIHANNA's SIIIIIIIIICK 2009 Style:



2009-2010 WAS THE PEAK PERIOD OF RIHANNA'S FASHION SENSE. 2011 was lukewarm in terms of fashion sense but I hope she BRINGS IT for 2012.

Pic: MTO / Rihanna Daily / Google

THE ONLY JAIDEN Off-Color Issue: WHO RUN THE WORLD, Rihanna or Beyonce? (Excerpt from ROLLING STONES)

Read excerpt below from 'Rolling Stones Magazine'. Numbers speak for themselves: Rihanna rules while Beyonce explores laidback '4' career
Disclaimer: THE ONLY JAIDEN focuses on fashion blogging, but once in a while has 'off-topic' issues that are interesting, like this one.
By Matthew Perpetua
December 13, 2011 11:55 AM ET
Rihanna and Beyoncé
The Image Gate/Steve Granitz/WireImage

Beyoncé and Rihanna have both been recording relentlessly since they were teenagers – and have both become major worldwide pop stars on the strength of a steady flow of hits rooted in R&B and funk. Based simply on their seeming omnipresence, it would seem that both singers have had a very good 2011, but upon closer inspection, it’s clear that the two stars are at very different places in their career: While relative newcomer Rihanna, 23, is still in the process of establishing herself as a superstar with an onslaught of singles in a bid for total radio domination, record industry veteran Beyoncé, 30, is using the clout she has accumulated over the past decade to pursue a more personal vision with her most recent material.
The result? Rihanna has appeared on eight hit singles in 2011 alone, and her most recent smash, "We Found Love," has been at the top of Billboard's Hot 100 for six consecutive weeks. Meanwhile, Beyoncé's 4 has been considered a commerical flop despite having sold just shy of one million copies in the United States since late June.
4 , Beyoncé's first record since dropping her father Mathew Knowles as her manager, has connected with the R&B star’s hardcore audience, but has not spawned a monster hit on the scale of, say, "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," "Halo," "Irreplaceable" or "Crazy in Love." Her last major release, I Am...Sasha Fierce, is nearly triple platinum three years after its release in 2008; the album before that, 2006's B'Day, is certified triple platinum. To some extent, the commercial performance of 4 was diminished by the early, lukewarm response to the disc’s first single, "Run the World (Girls)," an aggressive tune that sampled Major Lazer’s club hit "Pon de Floor" and leaked in an unfinished form prior to its official release.
"Sometimes when songs aren't obvious hits it takes a video, a live performance, or something extra to help it connect to the audience," says Julie Pilat, Assistant Program Director and Music Director for KIIS FM and Program Director of 98.7FM. "Radio immediately supported Beyoncé, but there were really polarizing opinions from the listeners on the single. Her video, appearances and performances didn't kick in until it was too late and the song was over. 'The Best Thing I Never Had' was probably the most obvious single on the album, but it was a ballad and got released in the middle of summer."
The modest success of 4’s singles at radio may be a sign of the times, as the sound of pop has shifted drastically in favor of techno-oriented dance music over sounds rooted in hip-hop and R&B in recent years, a development that has dovetailed with Rihanna's gradual immersion in full-on club music. Though she began her career with roots in dancehall and R&B on songs like "Pon de Replay" and "Unfaithful," she has moved towards full-on house music with hits like "Don't Stop the Music" and "Only Girl (in the World)." Her biggest hits over the past year – "S&M," "Who’s That Chick" with techno producer David Guetta, "We Found Love" with Scottish dance producer Calvin Harris – have wholeheartedly embraced radio's current craze for dance music, which has been helped along by chart-toppers such as Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas and Katy Perry. (The mainstream embrace of dance music also has contributed to the genre's thriving on the touring circuit, with festival-packing artists such as Deadmau5, Skrillex and Swedish House Mafia.) Much to her credit as an artist, Beyoncé has stayed true to her roots in classic R&B and is playing to her strengths, but at least in this moment, she’s out of step with prevailing trends in pop.
Rihanna’s incredible success at pop radio, outstanding digital track sales and overwhelming popularity on YouTube isn’t simply a matter of having her finger on the pulse of popular culture. It's partly the result of unflagging momentum – there has been hardly any time since Rihanna broke big with "Umbrella" in 2007 when she has not had a hit on the radio, either as a solo act or featured artist. "Kids want new material all the time," Jay Brown, Rihanna's manager since she was a teenager, recently told the BBC. "I think you become disposable when you put out an album every three years." This philosophy goes against the grain of years of conventional wisdom cautioning artists against flooding the market with singles, but the results are undeniable: Even when Rihanna drops a single that doesn't quite connect with a larger audience, such as "Russian Roulette" or "Man Down," there has always been a monster hit like "We Found Love" just around the corner, so she always seems like a hot commodity.

Pic: Google

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

TASHA SMITH In New Photo Shoot & Interview Discussing New Tyler Perry Show 'For Better Or For Worse' (TBS)

Hello readers, was just browsing different fashion and entertainment blogs (as usual) and found TASHA SMITH on Necole B***hie's blog (love that woman, she's so FRESH and happening).

I have the excerpt from her blog below as it discusses Tasha's photo shoot and interview with BE Entertained Magazine! Tasha is lookin' quite hott in that picture above. ROCK YOUR BEAUTY like she does, ladies!

Take a look:

If you are a fan of Tyler Perry movies then you’ve gotten to know actress Tasha Smith really well. She has quickly become one of Tyler Perry’s ‘Wonder Women,’ starring in the filmmakers  ‘Daddy’s Little Girls’ and ‘Why Did I Get Married’ movies as well as his latest sitcom ‘For Better or For Worse.’
Tasha is pretty in pink on the cover of BE Entertained Magazine’s forthcoming Winter 2011 issue and inside she discusses how she met Tyler Perry and what it’s really like working for him.  She also speaks on her new role in ‘For Better or For Worse’, which debut episode attracted over 3.4 million viewers, and she opens up about her undying love for her husband.
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Check it out when it hits new stands next week!
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Read more: Necole

Monday, December 12, 2011

Vanessa and Angela Simmons Are Philanthropists; Hosts PASTRY Charity Event In Girlie Style

This past weekend, Vanessa and Angela Simmons gave back to their surrounding community, in style. The PASTRY charity event/skate party included main stars like Nick Cannon.
Angela Simmons (left) has that really girlie and lollipop-vibe withher pink tank top, flowery tutu, and unique Pastry sneaker roller skates. WAY TO PLAY THAT UP...
And Vanessa Simmons was looking every bit of the model and socialite she is with her all-black attire, accentuated in swathing pearls and long locks.
Pic: Necole B***hie

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