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

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Lil Wayne Launches SKATER BOY WEAR 'Trukfit' Clothing Line!

Why is everybody and their mama coming out with a clothing line??

Although I may be coming out with a tie collection this Spring 2012, I don't want it to be cliche but actually make my collection a necessity and bright idea in the fashion world.

Anyway, Lil' Wayne had launched his own clothing line called TRUKFIT (The Reason You Kill For It-- clever so-called label) and it based entirely off Lil' Wayne's style, which includes bright/flourescent colors, camouflage shorts and socks, and more WICKY-WACKY items.

Just because I posted about this doesn't mean I take in whole-hearted interest; it's my job as blogger to inform and just share what I found out in the fashion world. I wonder if Lil' Wayne will take this seriously because to me, clothes THIS WACKY (as a DEBUT to the public) may be an insult to the fashion industry. It looks like regular SKATE-BOY wear. *Shrug* We'll see where this goes as far as mass-production like RocaWear, Sean John, and others.

BUT... according to POP CULTURE standards, I project this to sell WELL to some degree, anyway.

Just don't design LEOPARD LEGGINGS.

Pic: Fashion Bomb Daily / Untitled Flow

GIANFRANCO FERRE Spring/Summer 2012 Women's Runway Vid; Grade: A- !

Today is going to be a great day, a FASHION Saturday! Check out this Spring/Summer 2012 runway video of label GIANFRANCO FERRE. Everything about the show was very moving even though it was never over the top.

Gianfranco Ferre Collection Spring-Summer 2012

The use of materials, the fit and finish, the model's confident walks and poses, the appropriate 'wait time' for the viewer to view the couture was just super. The metallics used in the clothing was so captivating that I had to stare to see how the designer and seamstress brought it to fruition; YOU WILL, TOO! I gave the show an A- !

Vid: Youtube (Fashion Fatale)

Friday, January 13, 2012

KIM KARDASHIAN Flaunts Her Hips In Business Outfit; Element of SURPRISE In Her 'Hidden' Louboutins

Check out KIM KARDASHIAN strolling out of an office wearing what I think is a business outfit OUT OF THIS WORLD. If Kim was in a meeting in a room full of men, I don't even think that they would pay attention to everything she was saying. I'm not being sexist; I'm just saying.

Check the pleated, wide-legged pants that snugly hugs Kim's waist. The color of the pants with brass buttons is a very good contrast from her blouse with her gold bangle. It's a just-right balance--not too little, not too much-- and a PLUS of hiding STUNNER Christian Louboutin 'Daffodil' stilettos under those pants like it's nothing.

Ladies, to a guy, there's nothing like a little element of surprise in your article of clothing or hair, whether it's showing a little thigh, a little highlight, nail polish, or a certain scent that drives him crazy. For me, it's a hint of cleavage unassumingly peeping through a woman's blouse, her eye makeup and her heels that 'pounce' with every step she takes. GRRR....

And that's not all... check the Hermes bag.

Kim K may not have done her marriage right, but she's sure doing THIS right.

Pic: Upscale Hype

'2012 Detroit Auto Show' Edition: 2013 Dodge Dart And Other Cars Critical To The Big 3's Success

Remember when Dodge stopped making the Neon back in 2005. there were a LOT of sour and sad faces, regardless of sluggish sales upon Neon's exit. Then came the Dodge Caliber, a tall, lackluster, boxy contraption that Dodge thought would kill the small car segment. WRONG.

Now, I'm so happy to see the Chrysler brand coming back stronger than ever with updated cars like the Chrysler 300, 200, Dodge Charger, Durango, and most recently, the 2013 DODGE DART (above). The inner workings and chassis is shared with stellar European brand FIAT, while the exterior styling is actually reminiscent of the DODGE NEON SRT-4 upon its exit.

The Big 3 are really counting on their cars to take back their would-be sales from the fast-growing European market. Let's check out what each American (Detroit) company is counting on:

Photo: Picture 2 - Detroit LIVE: 2013 Ford Fusion breaks cover

2013 Ford Fusion
A lucrative car for Ford. Why? This could pass off as an Aston Martin!

2013 Buick Encore
A small, volume sales leader for Buick

2013 Cadillac ATS Front

2013 Cadillac ATS
The BMW 3-Series Killer?

Lincoln MKZ Concept Front Right Side View 2  photo

2013 Lincoln MKZ
The HEAD-TURNER that Lincoln was looking for

Find your way to the auto show or your local dealership to take a look at these exciting cars!

I'm heading to the Detroit Auto Show this weekend; stay tuned for THE ONLY JAIDEN coverage!

Pic: Google/ Leftlane News / Motor Trend

The Bodacious and Abs-tacular SERENA WILLIAMS Practicing In NIKE Gear

I really don't have much to say about Serena Williams right now. I don't mean that in a bad way, but if you're a guy and you see a very fit female with such... pronounced body features, it stirs you up in more ways than one.

Serena may not have the perfect face, but she has the body to make up for it, and NIKE gear sure does that for her (I wonder how often she works out 'cuz those shoulders are SERIOUS!).

Pic: MTO

Sneaker of the Day: DSquared2 Black/White Patent Leather Sneakers (I Love Wingtips!)

I can't even begin to tell you how much I love wingtips! Check out these ODD but ADDICTING DSquared2 Black/White patent leather wingtip sneakers. There's almost an ENDLESS POSSSIBILITY of pairing it up with anything: A SUIT, A DRESS (yes, a dress), JEANS, SWEATS...ANYTHING!!

Pic: Upscale Hype (Twitter)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

MILEY CYRUS In The BEST Dress I'v Ever Seen Her In... Seriously!

Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemswor …

I'm shocked to see Miley Cyrus dress THIS good.

Miley was spotted at the 2012 People's Choice Awards in the hottest dress that I've ever seen her in. She was wearing a halter dress by David Koma. Check the sheer neckline and rear detailing in the back of it; the metallic Jimmy Choo heels was sexy and BOSS, even.

Miley Cyrus

WOW. *Applauds Miley*

Pic: Yahoo!

KANYE WEST Still Lookin' Best When Dressed Down In BALMAIN Hoodie

It takes the right amount of skill, pull, swagger, game, juice, whatever you want to call it... to look this GOOD while dressing down.

Many of us guys like to rock a hoodie with some jeans and sneakers an EFFORTLESS template to follow would be Kanye West. The way the clothes come together, each individual and unique item, such as Kanye's BALMAIN hoodie for $932, BALMAIN zip jeans, and fav 'broken-in' Nike Air Yeezy sneakers, is just DRESSED-DOWN PERFECTION.

Doesn't hurt to jazz it up with some wooden accessories and a SWEET velcro strap watch, whatever floats your boat.

If you kinda dress this way, then you're on the right track.

Pic: UpscaleHype

Artist BRANDY Spotted Earlier At Wendy Williams Show In Red YSL Platform Heels

Check out artist BRANDY looking sexy, professional (yes, 'cuz she's wearing TWEED), and chic as she entered the WENDY WILLIAMS show backstage.

I took notice of her FIRE-RED YSL (Yves Saint Laurent) platform cap-toe heels, as well as her amazing performance on B.E.T.'s 'THE GAME' Season 5 premiere!

What do you think of the YSL heels as well as Brandy's 'THE GAME' performance?

Pic: Necole B***hie

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Behind-The-Scenes of a 2012 Dolce & Gabbana Men's Photo Shoot for Prestige Mag (NSFW)

Check out the 2012 Dolce & Gabbana photo shoot for PRESTIGE MAGAZINE of Hong Kong, provided by FashionTV.

The video depicts a very interesting 'Journey To The East' vibe, where freedom to be expressive publicly can be quite limited. So a great photo shoot of guys in Dolce & Gabbana couture versus guys who pose artistically nude definitely captures attention of the viewer; I think it's an interpretation that in such a binding world, we are still allowed to be 'artistically expressive (nude)' and unique in ANY corner of the earth, which is what Dolce & Gabbana aims to convey.

I'll stop talking. Check the video.

Video: FashionTV ; Pic: Google

MELANIE FIONA In High-Fashion Photo Shoot For ROLLING OUT Magazine; HOTT!

Check out pics of MELANIE FIONA in high fashion, in the February issue of ROLLING OUT Magazine. I like the grittiness of the backgound (below) in contrast with Melanie's beauty, long locks, and her high-waisted, 'futuristic' couture wear by Sergio Hudson.

It's just something about that contrast that meshes very well together.

Melanie Fiona for Rolling Out Magazine by photographer Dewayne Rogers

Pic: Rolling Out / Necole B***hie

Vanessa Simmons Launches Lingerie Line, Rose by Vanessa Jean

Vanessa Simmons Announces Rose by Vanessa Jean from Rose by Vanessa Jean on Vimeo.

Very inspirational. This young woman is definitely going places with her fashion career. As many of you may know, Vanessa and Angela Simmons are founders of Pastry International for 'cupcake-inspired' sneakers and limited clothing.

And while they still head the multi-million dollar company, Vanessa Simmons is launching her own lingerie/underwear line called Rose by Vanessa Jean. Check out the promo video above and press release below:

The line aims to appeal to women of all sizes and budgets and is broken into three collections: the upscale diamond embellished “Naughty Lil Princess” for “the chick who is a timeless classic;” “Rock Your Sexy,” which features corsets and items that help slim and shape a woman’s figure; and finally “Vintage Chic” which is inspired by the glamorous bedroom wear of the past.

Pic: Vibe Vixen ; Vid: Vimeo

'2012 Detroit Auto Show' Edition: Harald Wester of Maserati and Sergio Marchionne of Fiat Pic

Harald Wester, CEO Maserati SPA and Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat SpA, pose for photographers after the introduction of the Maserati Kubang SUV concept.

Just a quick pic... BOYY do I love cars! Cars are FASHION, too!

Check this picture of Harald Wester, CEO of Maserati, and Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat and reviver of the Chrysler brand, at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS).

Guess what they're posing next to?

It's the Maserati Kubang crossover concept. Beautiful, beautiful!

Pic: Freep (Detroit Free Press)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

JUICY COUTURE Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Show & Behind-The-Scenes Look

I have to keep a balance of masculinity & femininity in my blog this week. I've been CRAZY FOCUSED on all of these Detroit Auto Show reveals and posting them on my blog.

Now, I have a little something for the ladies and stylist: check out JUICY COUTURE's Spring/Summer 2012 fashion video and behind-the-scenes look.

Pic: Tumblr

'2012 Detroit Auto Show' Edition: BMW Outsells More Than Other Luxury Brands

This is a special editon post in relation to the DETROIT AUTO SHOW, professionally named North American International Auto Show. Lots of news will be posted about cars because I not only am a fashion buff, but I'm a car buff too!

Check the latest: It's been reported that BMW outsold more than any other luxury brand in the U.S. See the press release below:

The Wall Street Journal reports that BMW and rival automaker Mercedes-Benz both delayed sharing sales figures for December 2011. While most brands released those numbers on Wednesday, BMW and Mercedes held their stats for an extra day. Both knew that they were contenders for the top luxury spot in the U.S., and each wanted the other to announce figures first, in hopes of following up that announcement with a triumphant "We're #1" press release.

It was a very close race -- not as close as Romney and Santorum in Iowa, but still neck-and-neck. In the end, BMW sold 247,907 luxury vehicles over the course of the 2011, while Mercedes sold a couple thousand less, ringing in at a very respectable 245,231. (The race was closer back in May, when the two were separated by just 29 sales.) Both companies' year-end figures represent double-digit increases over 2010.

And Lexus? Lexus came in much further down the chart, at 198,552, more than 13% below 2010.

Wow. And that goes to say that BMW is my favorite of the 'domestic' (sold in the U.S.) luxury brand. It'll be real interesting and uplifting to see the 2012 recovery rate of the auto industry as a whole.

Pic: the car connection; Source: TCC

Monday, January 9, 2012

'2012 Detroit Auto Show' Edition: 2012 Chevy Corvette Centennial

Here in Detroit is the season of not just COLD WEATHER, but it's AUTO SHOW season! Today marks the first day of 2012 for press releases, reviews, and reveals of new vehicles for the 2012-2013 model year.

Please note that the North American International Auto Show located in Detroit, MI is THE PLACE TO BE to see the automakers put their best foot forward, as Detroit is still considered the AUTOMOTIVE HUB of the world.

One of the cars that grabbed my attention was the 2012 CHEVY CORVETTE CENTENNIAL. On the 100th anniversary of Chevrolet, the company released this black-on-black-on black Corvette that is just stunning all over. Here are some of the specs from the press release:

• Bose premium sound system, with one-year XM subscription, navigation and USB
• Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity
• Power-adjustable and heated seats
• Memory package, home remote, Head Up Display and power-telescoping steering wheel
• The Custom Leather Wrapped Interior Package, with leather-wrapped upper instrument panels, upper door trim panels and console storage cover and red contrasting stitching
Z07 performance package, including Brembo ceramic brakes, Magnetic Ride Control and 19-inch/20-inch wheels and Michelin tires
• CFZ package includes carbon fiber rockers, front splitter and roof
• New Carbon Fiber raised hood option for Z06, which was introduced on the 2011 Z06 Carbon Edition.

The Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette expresses racing heritage, but does so with a sleek, modern, even sinister-looking appearance. The Centennial Edition package comes exclusively in Carbon Flash Metallic, with satin-black graphics and unique Centennial Satin Black wheels and red brake calipers. The wheels are constructed of lightweight cast-spun aluminum and include a thin red outline around the perimeter of its surface on the Z06. The wheels are specific to the respective Corvette models, including 18-inch/19-inch for Coupe, Convertible and Grand Sport; and 19-inch/20-inch for Z06 and ZR1.

Magnetic Selective Ride Control, the world’s fastest-reacting suspension and a technology advance initiated by Corvette, is included on all Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette models.

The Centennial Edition also features special badges that signify Chevrolet’s racing history. A graphic logo featuring an iconic image of Louis Chevrolet appears on the B-pillars, the center caps of the wheels, and the center of the steering wheel. The seat headrests also carry an embossed centennial logo.

Cars are FASHION, too!

Pic: Serious Wheels

BEYONCE's Last Maternity Outfit Before Giving Birth To Baby Blue!

As many of you worldwide already know, Beyonce has kept her birthing date and whereabouts a HUGE, HUGE secret. From the gestation of her pregnancy to the birthing place, everything was kept under wraps. I wonder why to such extreme lengths as this:

Beyonce reportedly rented an entire maternity ward floor in a New York hospital to a tune of approximately $1 MILLION usd. No cameras and mobile devices of any type were allowed on that floor. WOW, BABY IVY BLUE (or BLUE IVY) was ballin' even before she left the womb.

Anyway, check out Beyonce's last maternity outfit before giving birth. She was seen wearing low heels, fitted jeans, vintage red Chanel purse, a fancy scarf that seemed to include and complement all of the colors of Bey's outfit.

Man, she was sure rockin' it the WHOLE 9 MONTHS!

Pic: Necole B***hie / Google

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Willow Smith Was Definitely Channeling NICKI MINAJ On Her Shopping Trip!

If you had taken a glance of that cotton candy PINK hair, you would've thought Nicki Minaj was walking. Actually, it's WILLOW SMITH who was spotted walking with friends on her Rodeo Drive shopping trip (Jaden Smith is in the background with fur hat on).

She looked quite interesting; can't quite help but put the word 'ADORABLE' in there, too. There's one thing that can definitely be said: WILLOW SMITH IS A YOUNG STYLE ICON IN THE MAKING.

Pic: Necole B***hie

KENDALL JENNER-KARDASHIAN In Thigh-High Miltary Boots...And See-Thru Blouse?? O_o

Kendall Jenner-Kardashian is really taking after her sister Kim Kardashian in terms of style. Check out Kendall's military-style boots, fitted jeans, and black blouse.

The only UH-OH is the black SEE-THROUGH blouse. I don't know if the camera's light penetrated that deeply through the blouse (as it can sometimes for leggings) but let's hope it's just the camera because Kendall is just 15 years old. Maybe I'm being old-school but I don't think so...

Check out some more Kendall looks:

Pic: Google Image

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