Note: The following pics do not necessarily reflect the views of The Only Jaiden; this is STRICTLY from a 'fashion' perspective.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
FUR is making a comeback.
I have two fur coats, one a rabbit/mink blend, and one a beaver vest. But this one takes the case. I don't know who ASAP Rocky is, but I do now, now that I see this coat. The style may not be for everyone, probably not for me, but it's still BOSS.
The jacket is by BALMAIN (known for astronomically-priced garments), a raccoon-fur leather sleeve jacket for approximately $7,600. Whew. More than the cost of my car.
Pic: Upscale Hype
Hey readers, check out this post from Fashion Bomb Daily, one of my favorite fashion websites, and see what FBD had to say about Rihanna's new 'do. I think it's pretty cool but don't know what to expect; of course, she's always changin' it up....just when I was getting used to the RED HAIR.
See FBD excerpt below (pic excluded):
Rihanna was spotted out and about in Hollywood rocking a new blonde ‘do and a very interesting ensemble including studded shorts, leather thigh high boots from Christian Louboutin and a $629 Stella McCartney Colour Play Striped Knit Pullover: Her tangerine wool sweater features cream stripes and long sleeves for a bright take on winter dressing.
The old RED look
Pic: Fashion Bomb Daily
Friday, February 3, 2012
This is Willow Smith's NEW LOOK!!!!
She has indeed cut off all her hair! This is bizarre for such a young girl to have that much power and Will and Jada to not do anything about it!! What kind of world are we living in? *SMH*
Well, I will still finish this post with fashion class... STYLE-WISE, the cut is kind of nice and shows off Willow's face well. Wow, we'll see what happens. Developing...
This is how Willow looked before:
Pic: Google/ MTO
Pics of MEAGAN GOOD, LETOYA LUCKETT, and VANESSA SIMMONS: Young Black Beauties (Who's The Best-Looking, Style-Wise?)
BOYY, BOYY, BOYY... I'm celebrating Black History Month in a big, big way, starting off with Beyonce, and leading to the next three black beauties:
Meagan Good, Letoya Luckett, and Vanessa Simmons.
Both were spotted at the same venue wearing 3 very different looks, but are EQUALLY, STYLISHLY INFLUENTIAL. Meagan is known as the tomboy who can still effortlessly handle a couture dress, like she did above. That dress is FIYAH! And on top of that, it's the guys' favorite 'GET ME' color: RED! The satin stilettos are great, too. Makeup looks...a little plastered, but otherwise great overall look.
Letoya Luckett has the BEST all-around attire fit for several occasions, in which each fashion piece can be separated and worn to a certain event (I LOVE A GOOD MIX-AND-MATCH). She got my attention with the sexy dinner jacket, studded Louboutins, and PERFECT makeup.
Vanessa Simmons is a great example of YOUNG ICON. She's always demure in her attire and while her dress may elicit a few negative responses, I look at the dress as ART, not too much as fashion or a trendsetter. Vanessa's look draws up an aura of rather more of a young billionaire heiress than 'party girl', which the latter is more on MEAGAN's side. The makeup is excellent as well.
Overall, these three young women have done STYLE in Black History Month plenty of justice, ladies and gents..
Thursday, February 2, 2012
(If This Is True) Simon Cowell Offers Beyonce $500M To Be X-FACTOR Head; Poised To Be 1st Black BILLI Music Artist & Model!
Media Takeout often produces confirmed truths by rumors, and a lot of times RUBBISH.
But let's see here... it is REPORTED that Simon Cowell offered Beyonce Giselle Knowles $500 MILLION (5-yr, $100M/yr contract) to become the new head of X-Factor. If this is true and Beyonce accepts, she will become the world's first BLACK BILLIONAIRE MUSIC ARTIST and MODEL, putting her in the ranks of Oprah Winfrey for entertainment.
You can only imagine what could possibly be spent on Blue Ivy Carter by both parents.
So we'll see. In the meantime, check out some of Beyonce's latest and greatest looks, prior and during pregnancy:
I hated this dress when I first saw it.... then it grew on me.
Cool pics, ain't they? Heyyy.... wipe up your drool and close your mouth.
Pic: Various blogs; Google
More magazines and more photo shoots with more SKIN showing. Unfortunately, while there are so many models who have BRAINS, beauty usually trumps all of that when the 6-pack pops out or long, slender thighs peek out a gown like Gwyneth Paltrow's (above).
Gwyneth Paltrow did a photo shoot for Harper's Bazaar which was... quite ARTSY, SKIN-ny, and RACY. Her dress has got to be by far the one with the highest split I've ever seen. But from a model or photographer's perspective, this whole look is a testament to artistic nudity and capturing a look of otherworldly elegance and sensuality.
Great way to express that, Gwyneth...
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Kardashian Sisters Do Artful, Tasteful, Topless Photo Shoot To Promote Brand; Is It Appropriate Or In Poor Taste?
The Kardashian sisters have really gotten some flack since the whole Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries divorce tainted the family brand. That's most likely the 'EXTRA-EXTRA' for this topless photo shoot to promote their new denim line(s), either for DASH and/or Kardashian Kollection.
It's ARTFUL taste to use long and slender legs to create an abstract 'K', and I don't know the purpose of the whole topless thing and while I'm trying to think from a 'body art' perspective, my mind is still telling me 'PUBLICITY'...
The pic on the right is definitely cool for the masses, but the pic on the left is probably the 'sales-driver,' like it or not... that's the way TODAY'S SOCIETY works....
(Via OMG!) Sofia Vergara Named AskMen's 2012 Desirable Woman (Age Definitely Doesn't Matter Here...)
(via OMG!) Check out the below excerpt of Sofia Vergara being chosen as #1 by AskMen, an online platform of male voters. This is not a platform for LUST, but actually REAL MEN voting for qualities such as beauty, style, personality, etc. :
Jim Spellman/WireImageIt's often said that Hollywood is a young woman's game, but AskMen.com readers officially bucked that trend in 2012, as Sofia Vergara was named #1 on the men's online magazine's annual list of the Top 99 Most Desirable Women, which was announced on Tuesday. But while the 39-year-old "Modern Family" star snagged the top spot on the site's Top 99, former A-list mainstays like Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie gave way to recent additions and fresh favorites, a clear signal that, as far as AskMen.com readers are concerned, there's a new guard in town.Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2012
But when it comes to "desirability," Sofia Vergara proves that age is just a number -- in this case, #1. After enjoying a breakout year thanks to ABC's "Modern Family," Vergara placed third on the website's list in 2011. And AskMen.com readers obviously haven't cooled on the fiery Colombian bombshell in the past 12 months, bumping her up to first in 2012. In doing so, the actress beat out a number of younger leading ladies and newcomers to lead the Top 10, such as Victoria's Secret favorites Miranda Kerr (#4) and Candice Swanepoel (#10), rapper Nicki Minaj (#5), and actresses Emma Stone (#6) and Scarlett Johansson (#7).
Meanwhile, perennial favorites like Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie were left off the list entirely in 2012. The tabloid mainstays were also fixtures on the site's Top 99 for years -- especially Jolie, who made the list 10 years in a row from 2001 to 2011 -- but it seems guys are growing tired of the former paragons of desirability. And as the old guard falls, new favorites like Vergara, Kim Kardashian (#8), Rihanna (#9), and Zooey Deschanel (#12) have risen up to take their place.
A Little More About AskMen's Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2012
Now in its 11th year, AskMen's Top 99 Most Desirable Women is annually the site's largest feature, and helps signal shifts in the qualities men are looking for in their dream girls and celebrity crushes; over 1 million readers voted on the Top 99 in 2012. And Vergara's meteoric ascent to #1, combined with the notable omissions of Aniston and Jolie, indicates that guys are increasingly looking for fresh faces.
Pic/Source: Yahoo! / OMG!
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I've seen a few people rocking oversized T-shirts (worn tastefully) and wild hair, reminiscent of the '80s. My upcoming fashion shows (early, mid, late 2012) displaying my neckties and bowties, Vintage Ties by JAIDEN Detroit, will have an '80s theme to it. No one can get rid of the '80s *LoL*, I don't know why....
Anyhoo, Rihanna was spotted at Greystone Manor wearing an '80s-inspired spandex two-piece dress that hugged every curve, and also one of her favorite Louboutins. If you look closely, she's wearing a belly necklace, body necklace, whatever that is. She's also changed up the game (sharply contrasting for her sexy and sensual wear) unexpectedly by wearing a camo cap on top of mussied hair.
Rihanna's truly rocking out her '80s ROCKER CHICK phase...
Monday, January 30, 2012
David Beckham will be front and center on one of the commercials in time for the 2012 Super Bowl. It won't be sports, per se, but SPORTS WEAR. Breathable stretch cotton underwear and tank tops hug David's body, bringing a sense of envy and/or a sense of 'I can rock that, too' for the guys... and also a sense of EUPHORIA for the women.
Check out the video and still pics:
Pic: Google / H&M
Justin Bieber is a guy of style, like a skater boy meets rapper kind of style. Justin's cerulean blue biker jacket is by MCM x TI$A and it has a belt at the waist, studs on the lapel, with classic logo all over the jacket. There's also the clever pick of his matching Balenciaga sneakers for $595.
Justin was at the 2012 NRJ Awards.
What's right about the outfit is the balance that is displayed. There is not CERULEAN BLUE throughout; the bold jacket and bold color in the sneakers mean that every other clothing item should be toned down to prevent from looking clown-ish.
Pic: Upscale Hype
Congrats to VIOLA DAVIS for winning one of the coveted spots for Screen Actors Guild Awards, leading role for Actress (for her role in 'The Help')! Her reaction to the win was priceless; I felt her triumphant spirit as well as her humbleness as she made her way, close-lipped, to the stage.
Viola's skin positively glowed under the lights, or perhaps the win actually made her skin glow (sometimes that can happen) as she gathered her words carefully. All Viola could've done was just stand there in her glorious MARCHESA gown and that would just be enough. Makeup and antiqued gold accessories further enhanced the gown and fit her perfectly, like a beautiful African princess.
See the other castmembers of 'The Help':
Emma Stone (great dress!)
Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji gown
Sunday, January 29, 2012
This girl above is no music artist or major celebrity, but she could very well pass off, especially for her electric style and those color-blocking BOOTS she's wearing. 'Iris from Philadelphia' was found on Fashion Bomb Daily as bombshell of the day, and I can see why.
The boots are Iris's own creation/customization... HMMM... it should make its way into a boutique because I think the ladies would love 'em, and the guys' temperature will go HOT on a COLD day when they see their girl wearing these boots.
Can't find the boots? Visit your local CRAZIEST and outlandish shoe shop; it's more than likely you would find color-blocking boots like these.
Emily B actually looks BETTER than the model who wore the dress down the runway. The dress above is by Yigal Azrouel and it has a one-shouldered embossed alligator print with snakeskin platform boots.
(The shoot was for KONTROL MAGAZINE)
It's all about the exotic skins and playing the accessories game RIGHT to set off a winning look, and Emily B's look wins!
Pic: Fashion Bomb Daily
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