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

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Quick Fashion Review and Trends for 2012: Rihanna's New 'YOU DA ONE' Video

There's a lot of CRAZY looks in Rihanna's new 'You Da One' music video that tie into fashion in a big way. A lot of the looks that was shown will be 'playfully' making its way into stores in 2012.

*LOL* at Rihanna's CROTCH-GRABBIN'... she loves to do that, doesn't she?

Let's FLY through it real quick:

I predict that an overload of BLONDE WIGS will be making its way to wig shops in 2012.

Full leather outfits won't be just confined to novelty & lingerie stores in 2012.

Lace and fishnet are not just for LINGERIE and STOCKINGS anymore; it's made for jackets, pants, blouses, even hats and shoes.

Black eyeshadow and heavy mascara is a MUST for 2012. Balance it out by keeping the lips FRESH with NUDE GLOSS.

GOLD JEWELRY? Nostalgic and BOSS for 2012.

NAILS? Keep it mixed and MINXED (0:57-0:59 mark).

Platform heels? STILL IN to STAY.

Ripped jeans? Medio y medio.

Soooo... those are THE ONLY JAIDEN 2012 trends and partial predictions (because just about everything in fashion I predict....hmmm.... HAPPENS).

BTW (by the way), I think the video is a nice little compilation and follow-up on 'We Found Love' and 2010's 'Rockstar 101'

Pic: NecoleB***hie

LIL WAYNE Is Spotted Wearing Yet Another Pair Of Leopard Pants!

Remember this from the 2011 VMAs? LIL WAYNE was quite notorious in the blogs, news, and fashion world for wearing women's leopard jeggings during his performance.

And that's not all WEEZY wore that stood out. He also wore bright VANS sneakers, Louis Vuitton color monogram belt, and a baby-blue G-Shock watch in a such a way that if his upper body were blocked out, you would think he was a FEMALE RAPPER.

Anyway, I've come to tell you that, according to Media Takeout, Lil' Wayne was spotted a few nights ago wearing yet another pair of LEOPARD PANTS. Whaaaat?!

Pic: MTO/ Google

Beautiful Ladies In Feud: KEYSHIA DIOR and EVELYN LOZADA

Nice picture, eh?

But these two women are in FEUD on a Secret Kisses lawsuit. Check it out on the next season of Basketball Wives. I'm loving Keyshia Dior's eclectic outfit consisting of eye-popping prints, yellow custom nails, blue lipstick (by her own Secret Kisses LLC), and KILLER hair.

Evelyn Lozada is on the other end of spectrum with a more toned-down but equally beautiful violet dress with a big ROCK for a ring and yellow feather earrings.

Pic: Necole B***hie

Friday, December 23, 2011

Nick Saglimbeni's Work On The Kardashian Sisters

Nick Saglimbeni (left)

Nick Saglimbeni is known for creating glamorous celebrity shots, and doing graphic images and backgrounds to enhance the effect of an otherwise nice but plain photo. Check out some of his work with the KARDASHIANS.

It's really good work.

Kendall Jenner

Kim Kardashian


Pic: Google/ Saglimbeni

The YOUNGEST Swag: Mason Kardashian (Disick)

Kardashian The Youngest Kardashian

I didn't know SWAG came in a package that small and young!

Check out Mason Kardashian (Disick) closeup looking FLYY in the Kardashian Christmas picture.

The loafers, slacks, suspenders, the pose, the FACIAL EXPRESSION... little dude got it on LOCK!!

Pic: Nick Saglimbeni

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Excerpt From COMPLEX Magazine: A Complete Guide To The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's Sneakers

A Complete Guide To The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's Sneakers

Check out this EXCERPT of COMPLEX MAGAZINE's Guide of all sneakers that Will Smith (FRESH PRINCE) wore throughout the tenure of the show. Very interesting, engaging, nostalgic article:

A Complete Guide To The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's Sneakers

Air Jordan V Black/Black-Metallic Silver

Episode: #1 'The Fresh Prince Project', #2 'Bang The Drum, Ashley', #17 'The Ethnic Tip', #23 '72 Hours', & #37 'Something for Nothing'

Year (of Sneaker): 1990
From the very first moment Will pops up in the intro of the show, he dons a pair of black Vs. Throughout the first season it was obvious that William Smith/Williard Smith (his name on the show/real life) is a huge fan of Js including the nearly murdered-out numero cincos.

A Complete Guide To The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's Sneakers

Nike Quantum Force

Episode: #6 'Mistaken Identity', #11 'Courting Disaster', #14 'Day Damn One', #18 'Young and the Restless', #25 'Working it Out', & #99 'The Philadelphia Story'

Year (of Sneaker): 1990
Stand out red joints like that? The Quantum Forces were a staple in the first season — seeing Will get arrested for racial issues, take over as captain of Bel-Air's basketball squad, scare the hell out of his little cousin Ashley, and catch the eye of Queen Latifah.

A Complete Guide To The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's Sneakers

Nike Air Sonic Flight

Episode: #56 'Here Comes The Judge' & #60 'A Funny Thing Happened On The Way Home From The Forum'

Year (of Sneaker): 1992
In '92 Nike switched up the Flight logo and started dropping the top on its kicks and going with mid releases more and more. A man of times, Will started donning the mids more versus the chunky high-tops which were a staple in his footwear collection throughout the first two season.

Pic: Complex Magazine (online blog)

RIHANNA's Behind-The-Scenes 'YOU DA ONE' Music Video; Check Out Her Customized Grill!

There's a whole lotta fashion going on in this BEHIND-THE-SCENES video of Rihanna's 'You Da One'. I'm loving it... it POPS!

Bold red lipstick.
Blonde bob.
Heavy mascara.
Gold jewelry.
Outlandish boots.
Straight-up '80s.

Rihanna Slams Dutch Magazine for Calling Her the N Word

(Peep the GRILL in Rihanna's mouth)

The video is also a SNEAK PEEK at what models go thru in a photo shoot or music video. Even though it's only Rihanna, imagine if you were modeling and had to go through minor or major choreography, there's actually quite a bit that goes behind a photo shoot.

rihanna you da one behind scenes 02

Pic: Just Jared

BEYONCE Spotted Wearing What I Think Is One Of The Best Maternity Outfits Ever!

When is JAYONCE coming?

Beyonce was spotted out leaving a store (above) about a day after she was spotted by a surveillance camera in Vancouver, Canada. She reportedly FLEW over there (*side-eye* I thought pregnant women didn't fly... ANYWAYS...) to shop with just a few people. She was looking REAL BIG.

But in the above photo, Beyonce is noticeably trimmer but belly as big as ever. Beyonce's maternity fashion game is straight-up ILL (meaning Hott)!!! Check the oversized black blouse, leopard leggings, stilettos, and black leather jacket with tan lapels to complement Beyonce's golden locks.

Oh, and that crocodile purse is a PLUS, too.

Pic: MTO / Zimbio

Who Had the Best Photo Shoot: 'Basketball Wives' or 'Braxton Sisters'? Spot The Original!

Here's a double-take on PHOTO SHOOTS:

'BASKETBALL WIVES', a popular cable show featuring Royce, Kenya, Jen, Tami, Shaunie, Evelyn, Suzy, and Kesha had done the above photo shoot wearing black tank tops, fitted denim jeans, and an assortment of HOTT and sexy heels.

And then... there's the 'BRAXTON SISTERS', who had the same exact layout for their photo shoot, except the tank tops are BLACK LACE. Who did theirs FIRST???

'BRAXTON SISTERS' did theirs LOOOONG before. So I'm just wondering if the idea was JACKED by 'BASKETBALL WIVES'. If it is, you know better, Shaunie O'Neal!! :-)

I say BASKETBALL WIVES did the best photo shoot with the assortment of HEELS.

But there's always something about the ORIGINAL... it remains CLASSIC, and the BRAXTON SISTERS definitely have down their classic poses!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Fash, Crash, and Burn: JOLLY RANCHERS IN BRAIDS??! How Hood Is That?!

Trust me, this is not an early '90s pic.

This is from 2011. WHAT IN THE NAME OF 'MENACE 2 SOCIETY' AND 'HOUSE PARTY 2' is this dude doing??

That ain't cool at all... If anyone still do this now.... STOP.

Pic: Barber Shop Connect

LEOPARD Is Still In Style For Men? JUSTIN BIEBER And Theophilus London In Kith Leopard Jcket

I'm surprised to see that LEOPARD is in to stay for another season. Check out recent photos of superstar Justin Bieber and creative musician Theophilus London rocking their leopard jackets by Kith for $280.

To be honest, the LEOPARD in EXCESS needs to end. At this point of time, men's leopard should be confined to just creative/artistic sneakers or displayed in different colors like the UBER-POPULAR Versace for H&M varsity jacket. I don't know, maybe LEOPARD will come back strong again for the guys.

Pic: UpscaleHype

Editor-In-Chief of Dutch Magazine 'JACKIE' Resigns After Calling RIHANNA And Her Fashion 'The Ultimate N*ggab***h*... *PAUSE*

As many of you have heard, Dutch Magazine 'JACKIE' recently insulted both Rihanna and the Black community by calling Rihanna and her fashion the ultimate 'N*ggab***h with a ghetto a**'.

I am ABSOLUTELY FLOORED. Is our world seriously still embedded in racism?? Maybe I've been too comfortable in America with minimal racism, but what the HECK is going on over in that Dutch country to be calling black people NIGGAS and saying that JAMAICANS, BARBADIANS, AND REGULAR AFRICAN-AMERICANS are all the same?? Like, to categorize a certain type of ethnicity is BALONEY, like thick/nappy hair and dark skin all go together??

Needless to say, the 'JACKIE' editor Eva Hoeke RESIGNED and issued an apology. An apology?? *Scoff* Whatever:

The magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Eva Hoeke issued an apology saying: “I can be brief about this: this should have never happened. Period. While the author meant no harm — the title of the article was intended as a joke — it was a bad joke, to say the least. And that slipped through my, the editor-in-chief’s, fingers. Stupid, painful and sucks for all concerned. The author has been addressed on it, and now I can only ensure that these terms will no longer end up in the magazine. Furthermore I hope that you all believe there was absolutely no racist motive behind the choice of words. It was stupid, it was naive to think that this was an acceptable form of slang — you hear it all the time on TV and radio, then your idea of what is normal apparently shifts — but it was especially misguided: there was no malice behind it.We make our magazine with love, energy and enthusiasm, and it can sometimes happen that someone is out of line. And then you can only do one thing: apologize. And hope that others wish to accept it. From the bottom of my heart I say it again: we never intended to offend anyone. And I mean that.”

The Only Jaiden does not condone PROFANITY on its blog because it degrades the intentional content of the blog: FASHION. So the following picture contains profanity that I must present to the Black community. I claim NO responsibility for the offensive nature of the picture.

Pic: Fashion Bomb Daily

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

PAULA PATTON's Lingerie Photo Shoot for GQ Magazine (Excerpt)


Check out this excerpt from GQ Magazine (source: Necole B***hie blog). This is about PAULA PATTON sporting a hott spread for GQ and she does an interview about her acting career, and being married to singer Robin Thicke:

On playing a female spy in Mission Impossible: Ghost ProtocolI was doing physical stunts, feet in the mud, fingernails full of dirt, shooting and fighting for my life.
On Robin’s parentsCanadians are a lot like us, actually. I’ve figured out how to blend in.

Do it big, Paula!!

Pic: GQ / Necole B***hie

Monday, December 19, 2011

The 2011 KARDASHIAN CHRISTMAS Card... In 3D! *What The??!*

Wow, Christmas photos are not like they used to be. What happened to the family portrait appointments at the local department store? Everyone is aiming to be that big-shot model with the OVERKILL facial expressions, poses, and clothing. Photo shoots have now gone from the regular, 'fake' backgrounds of old to flying the entire family AND the photographer to unobtainable sceneries such as in Dubai, Paris, Sydney, Morocco, even a New York penthouse... that most people can't afford to splurge on.

I, for one, HATE fake background photo shoots. I must be in the REAL ambiance of the outdoors or indoors of a certain place that gives off a certain vibe.

Anyhoo, check out the KARDASHIAN CHRISTMAS PHOTO of 2011. This is one to be talked about for ages. The most COLDEST and FASHIONABLY CYNICAL Christmas picture to date! look at how far everyone is away from each other and see how everyone is 'into themselves' that they forget family love!

I know each of their Christmas photos get increasingly dramatic, but it's a love/hate thing for me this year around. Cool fashion, though... especially on Kris Jenner.

(Family photographer: Nick Saglimbeni)

WHERE's THE LOVE, Kardashians??!

Pic: MTO/ KimKardashian Celebuzz

Jennifer Hudson Loses Even More Weight As Spotted At VH1 Divas; Now A Size 2 (Not ZERO)

Jennifer Hudson was a size 22 just a few short years ago, and up until recently she lost 80 pounds in less than a year. This grabbed the attention of WEIGHT WATCHERS.

After Jennifer (J-Hud) has been a spokesperson for some time now, it appears she has lost even more weight despite saying that she was 'determined to keep her curves.' Well, Jennifer still has some hips and thighs so she's OKAY, definitely not on the DANGER side.

Jennifer shocked a lot of people at the VH-1 'Divas Celebrate Soul' event in NYC wearing a shimmering and TINY mini dress fit for a... well... model and attention-commanding thigh high boots from the Francesco Scognamiglio collection. SHE LOOKED HOTT and I bet she was most likely the center of attention at the show.

Wow... Get it J-Hud!!

Pic: USA Today/ WireImage

CESARE PACIOTTI's 'Game-Killer' Men's 2012 Shoe Collection: Studs, Swarovski, Sizzling...

Check out designer Cesare Paciotti's hott shoe designs for spring/summer 2012. The men's shoes are somewhat similar in trend to shoes like Christian Louboutin and Gucci, but with their own kind of flare, consisting of bright colors (vitamin colors), colored studs, and Swarovski crystals in place of 'pores'.

Just see the video and see why I'm FASHIONABLY MOVED by this.

Pic: Google / Cesare Paciotti; Williamyan

More 'Mature' Models Grace Their Natural Beauty In Print And Runway: MERYL STREEP On VOGUE Jan. 2012 Issue

Meryl Streep on the cover of Vogue USA, January 2012 issue

A lot of young and taut-faced models have always graced the cover of fashion magazines and it seemed timeless and also the standard of the fashion world, leaving more 'experienced' models in the dust after a certain period of time (meaning their 'model time' is almost up).

But lately, more 'mature' female models or 'COUGARS' for slang have boasted their power, extending the length of their modeling tenure with their natural beauty. Even though she is an actress and not a model, MERYL STREEP looks every bit the part of 'mature model'. She will grace the January 2012 issue of the American VOGUE Magazine.

I'm seriously feeling the vibe of Meryl and the serene nature around her. Very ANNIE LEIBOVITZ-ish atmosphere in photography. That's a good direction for many photographers to follow, is to just CAPTURE the essence of a beautiful moment in time.

Pic: Bryan Boy

Sunday, December 18, 2011

JANET JACKSON Spotted Rockin' an 'H' Hermes Belt + JUSTIN BIEBER Sings For The Obamas

I visited one of my favorite fashion sites, FASHION BOMB DAILY, and found two note-worthy pics that I wanted to share with you. Maybe both of you ladies and gents can get an after-Christmas idea of what to buy after gawking at these two pictures.

Check out Janet Jackson strutting down a block sometimes this month wearing all-black with an exception of the white shirt (which is a good fashion step to wearing all-black because it gives some depth and subtle contrast to the entire outfit. Janet rocked the uber-luxurious 'H' Hermes belt that is definitely noticeable if worn right. Those belts usually go for a mere $700 and up.

And also check out the BIEBS (Justin Bieber) performing for the White House party and the Obamas. Malia and Sasha look very beautiful and radiant. By the way, Justin is wearing a Dolce & Gabbana tux.

(This post is The Only Jaiden's 1000th post!)

Pic: Fashion Bomb Daily

Scott 'KID CUDI' Mescudi's $8,600 BALMAIN VEST On 'Conan Show'!

Apparently, Scott 'Kid Cudi' Mescudi was on the CONAN show (I'm guessing by the sign over Cudi's head); that's not what I'm focused on. What I'm actually focused on is the $8,500 BALMAIN vest that he's wearing!

Whoo, seriously these trends for big splurges on simple items really don't make any sense to me. Doesn't matter if one has LOOOOONG MONEY. $8,500 could DEFINITELY fill my entire wardrobe! Check another view of Kid Cudi's embellished BALMAIN vest (unisex version):

It's SOUL SUNDAY! Remember, God loves you whether you love Him or not; choose to love Him.

Pic: Upscale Hype

Weekend Love, Weekend Denim: CHRIS BROWN and GF Karrueche In Denim Jackets And Dressing Down..

Ain't it nice to have your HONEY, your LOVE, your BABE just dressing down with you, just like this above pic?

Peep the head-to-toe style of Chris Brown and GF Karrueche Tran as they headed to the movies. I'm liking the denim jacket style on both, especially Karrueche's perfect look with leggings and Native American style moccasins. Chris Breezy always keep it cool with his sweatpants and Air Yeezys.

Thumbs Up... To Dressing Down!

Pic: Global Grind

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