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

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Beauties at the Essence Magazine Charity Gala: Jordin Sparks, Tatyana Ali, Kelly Rowland (Who Looked Best?)

The Essence Magazine gala celebrated notable women of color, and in turn raised money to sponsor charitable organizations. The women who were there were glowing and looking their best!

Three women I chose for this post: Jordin Sparks, Tatyana Ali, and Kelly Rowland. All were spectacular in their own way. Jordin (above) wore this sparkling black number which actually was fitting for her last name, Sparks. The matching heels are a nice touch.

Tatyana Ali, from 'Fresh Prince' and TV One's "Love That Girl', had worn this gold ensemble that came together very well, her glowing skin, the hair to resemble the glamour of the '20s, the modern slash in the chest of the dress to provide a little awe at the 'creative cleavage', the gold pencil skirt, and befitting heels. I WOULD SAY SHE HAD THE BEST LOOK.

GOLD is really coming in strong for this year. We're going to see a lot of women choosing GOLD to go out on such a nice night. The value of GOLD is going up.... so why not?

Kelly Rowland: BEAUTIFUL GOLD DRESS; So-So makeup. I don't like seeing plastered makeup.

Pic: MTO

Friday, February 24, 2012

I Never Get Tired Of Looking At This Interesting Pic Of Lil' Kim; Reminds Me Of Nicki Minaj!

This picture is a couple months old, but check out Lil' Kim in this promo for her album. If you thought for a second that this was Nicki Minaj, you're HALF-RIGHT because nicki does this kind of thing too, with elongated limbs to mimic a Barbie-esque doll.

Check this other pic of Nicki Minaj for 'Pink Friday':

COOOOL... it's kind of fun to watch these two battle their popularity out. But let's face it, Lil' Kim may have staying power because she's been in the game a while, but Nicki is RULING THE ROOST with her style right now. PERIOD.

Nicki has gone a lot farther in her career...

Pic: Google

Beyonce's First Modeling Pic, Post- Baby Blue Ivy!!

The first modeling pic of BEYONCE, post Baby Blue Ivy....

She looks better than ever, just about close as the 'Sasha Fierce' days!

Pic: MTO

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Nicki Minaj Channels 'AVATAR' In Vogue Magazine

Just an image of NICKI MINAJ. This should be enough for your day all together LOL.

Pic: Fashion Bomb Daily

Kanye West In London Fashion Week; Wears Balenciaga Sneaker/White Jacket Combo... BOSS!

Kanye West's ensemble was spot-on.

White blazer, white snit sweater, bleached and distressed jeans, and white Balenciaga sneakers for $545. Say no more... Kanye West, in my eyes, is one of the best-dressed men I've seen thus far.

Pic: Fashion Bomb Daily

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Three Runway Shows, Three Different Flavas: BURBERRY, JEREMY SCOTT, AND MOSCHINO Winter 2012 Lines

Check out ALL 3 VIDEOS, all 3 variations of very good and intriguing designs from BURBERRY, JEREMY SCOTT, AND MOSCHINO. All of these fashion houses have their designs aimed toward Fall/Winter 2012-13 but have their own flavor to it.

Burberry is more on the sophisicated and thoughtful side.
Jeremy Scott is just outrageous but good.
Moschino is my favorite for thorough use of colors and fabrics.

Pic: YouTube

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Rihanna Gone ROCKER to REGAL At 2012 Brit Awards; What A Change-Up!!

First of all, Rihanna's been rockin' her ROCKER CHICK in the U.S. for the longest time and put ot the filthy track 'Birthday Cake,' and now that she gets over to London for the Brit Awards, she's all DOLLED UP and GLAMMED UP? Maaaaann.... at least I get to see these great looks somewhere.

That is one stunning dress, studded in gold with like-patterned stilettos. The long, brown leather gloves are a nice touch, too.

Showing off her curves: Rihanna showed off some serious skin in this plunging gold sequin number, trumping British stars like Jessie J

Check out a couple looks that she had recently while in London:

Before the BRIT Awards, wearing this jersey knotted dress with heels and matching sheer socks.

Stepping out of a white Maybach 57, headed to a popular London restaurant. Paparazzi was seriously heavy that night...

More photos to come...

Pic: Rihanna Daily / Daily UK

Beyonce On Feb. 2012 Magazine Cover (But Pre- Baby Blue Ivy) + RECENT SPOTTING Of Bey and Jay-Z At Nets Game!

Take a brief lookback at Beyonce's February 2012 magazine cover for DT (above) which was pre- baby Blue Ivy. If this looks familiar to you, then yes, the picture features the same dress and hairstyle Bey had worn for her music video, Best I Never Had.

And below is a RECENT spotting of Beyonce and Jay-Z at a New Jersey Nets game. Jay-Z looked his cool, natural self with a sweater, khaki jeans, and Timberlands. Bey rocked it HOTT in her yellow blazer, black jeans, and embellished gold/black Christian Louboutin platform heels. Nice to see them out and enjoying each other...

Pic: Necole B***hie

Art On Your Shoes, Ladies: Keith Haring x Nicholas Kirkwood Wedge Heels

Heels are becoming more and more abstract and designers are including the love of art on them. What has famously graced NYC walls and art galleries were these drawings by Keith Haring, and they're now incorporated onto the fashion world. I have seen Keith Haring do collabos on jackets, pants, now THESE heels.

Check out the Keith Haring x Nicholas Kirkwood Wedge Heel (printed leather). It's sure to have people staring like they're actually in an art gallery, beholding this masterpiece.

Pic: WeTheUrban/Nowness

Monday, February 20, 2012

London Fashion Week: Lots of LACE in ERDEM Fall/Winter 2012-13

There is an ABUNDANCE of lace in this Erdem line. The use of contrasting lace and colorful garments underneath is just spot-on.

Lace has always spoken a language of elegance and sensuality together. So it makes the female, who already has elegance and sensuality, embody even more the language LACE speaks. There are also floral patterns that are cleverly matched with shoes and are pleasant to the eyes rather than busy floral patterns. Gotta love a match.

See more photos of this awesome line:

Don't this kinda make you feel like running through a meadow? LoL

Pic: WeTheUrban

Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 Show: Dude Looked Good In Black; Always Bet On BLACK!

Marc Jacobs backstage at Marc Jacobs fall winter 2012 fashion show

Fashion Blogger BRYANBOY posted some pictures of Marc Jacobs and his Fall 2012 runway show. Marc Jacobs looked cool with a smile, spiked hair, and wearing all-black. He wore this same look with a black British skirt.

By the way, this is a part of London Fashion Week.

Marc Jacobs being photographed backstage at Marc Jacobs Fall Winter 2012

... And below is the set-up of Marc Jacob's runway... so so DEF (means definitely good). Loving the art in it...

Marc Jacobs stage set designed by artist Rachel Feinstein

Pic: BryanBoy

Black History Month Edition: Stylist JUNE AMBROSE and Rising Star Designer LAQUAN SMITH

It's nice to see black people supporting one another here in a nation where BLACK-ON-BLACK crimes is just getting ridiculous!!!

Check out well-known stylist JUNE AMBROSE, who will launch a reality show and her own eyewear line very soon, I believe on the VH1 network. She is photo'ed above next to LaQuan Smith, a fast-rising designer (he's only 23) and is in the ranks with older designer houses like Karl Lagerfeld, Louis Vuitton, and others... HIS LINE IS ONLY 3 YEARS OLD!!

June Ambrose reportedly says that she supports young black designers!

I will post more pics of his line later...

Pic: YBF

Rihanna Rocks A 'Flintstones' Vibe With 'BONE' Pants

Rihanna was spotted in London earlier last week for preparing to perform at the 2012 Brit Awards. She came outside in her usual ROCKER style she's been sporting lately. It's growing on me; I like this '80s vibe with the 'DINO BONES' pants she wore with an oversized leather varsity jacket and black sneakers. A red snapback cap was a nice touch, too.

Earlier in the week... Rihanna came in with this MILITARY vibe.... she probably attended London Fashion Week. Rihanna's not one to skip fashion.

Pic: YBF

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Art Factor: Supermodel JOAN SMALLS For POP Magazine

I'm loving this simple expression but vibrant-color enhancement of supermodel Joan Smalls for POP Magazine. whoever put this together did a great job; loving the use of coppers and blues around the eyes, mouth, and Joan's perfect cheekbones. It kinda gives me an idea of where I want to go as far as my next photo shoot, which will be for my new necktie line, Vintage Ties by JAIDEN Detroit.

Pic: Fashion Bomb Daily 

Chris Brown's GF Karrueche Tran Dressed Down In $2,495 Christian Louboutin Boots (?) How do U Relax In THOSE?!

I'm betting that Karrueche Tran has that long money to be able to relax on a flight from LAX wearing Christian Louboutin studded riding boots for $2,495. I can't relax and travel comfortable in something like that 'cuz I'm always worried about the possibility of scuffing my shoes or someone stepping on them in a corwded place.

But anyway, Karrueche wore her look fun and well with an Urban Renewal denim jacket for $69, and David Lerner colorblock leggings for $128. Love the curly blonde hair. I can't help but to see a Rihanna vibe here...

Pic: Fashion Bomb Daily

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