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

Saturday, March 3, 2012

ALLEN ONYIA of 'Upscale Hype' Unique Camo Shirt

Fruition LV with the homie @AdeFamousAmos

Allen Onyia (right) is one of the ILLEST fashion bloggers of our time. I frequent study his work and visit his fashion website, Upscale Hype. I also post about many of the interesting pics he posts on celebrity fashion (BUT MY WORDS ARE ORIGINAL *knock on wood*)

Check out Allen's amazing camo shirt by @Fruition_LV (Twitter). It looks like the hem has been cut out and another print added to it. It's made even HOTTER with black pants, boots, and bag. The guy's style on the left with the MCM bag and leopard sneakers  (sneakers is so-so) is hott, too.

Pic: Allen Onyia tumblr

Zac Efron Promotes 'The Lorax' Wearing Classic Ray-Ban Aviators and BLUE SUEDE SHOES!

It just doesn't get more CLASSIC than wearing a pair of Ray-Bans, especially when they're wayfarers or aviators. Check out ZAC EFRON as he promoted the animated film 'The Lorax', in which his voice plays the lead character.

One item that Zac wore that caught my attention was the BLUE SUEDE SHOES that he was wearing. I thought them things were BOSS!

He wore them right with a good pair of fitted jeans and this Simon Spurr leather jacket for $1,400, hair combed, just lookin' HECKY COOL. Blue shoes are not for everyone, but if done RIGHT... go right ahead.

Try to rock this look out, and add your own TWIST...

Pic: Upscale Hype

Friday, March 2, 2012

New Breakout Star, RITA ORA, Gives Rihanna Run For Her Money...With High-Fashion Taste!

Rita Ora in Hussein Chalayan

I first heard of Rita Ora on the fashion circuit, yesterday, while I was on the internet. First, I thought she was this new video model, but turns out Rita is this new singer that has been signed to Jay-Z's RocNation label. She also is supposed to be linked to Rob Kardashian.

So I checked out Rita's fashion choices, and I've got to say I've got this strong 'RATED R RIHANNA ERA' vibe off Rita. Now, Rita is her own person, but aside from Rihanna's dirty rocker look she's been sporting lately, it's nice to see something fresh.

See more pictures of Rita Ora in recent weeks:

Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 - Louis Vuitton Show Arrivals

Hmm... you BEST believe I'll be following this girl... RITA ORA, gotta remember that.

Pic: Google/CSPerspective

(Excerpt from Fashion Bomb Daily) Jennifer Lopez's Stunner Black Ensemble on 'American Idol'

I've got to say that this is one great look on J-Lo. It's very versatile and can be easily played into warm weather, a day off, a sensual/business casual look (even though I said Business, it probably isn't what you should wear to work, ladies), or an event (upscale).

Here's how Fashion Bomb Daily, one of my fav fashion websites, describes Jennifer Lopez's look:

Pic: Fashion Bomb Daily

Blue, Webdings, Suited And Booted: Chris Brown's New 'Fortune' Album Cover

Check this out...

Out of all the album covers of music artists (which I see as ART), this is one of the best that I've seen so far. I like an album cover that makes me THINK. BLUE is serene, like 'cool thoughts', the WEBDINGS front is an excellent idea to make folk want to look into the design and cryptic meaning. The wording in the background suggests 'FORTUNE' going international.

By the way, looks like Chris Brown is definitely coming into his GROWN MAN because this is his first album cover in which he is SUITED AND BOOTED. He's wearing some type of spiked jewelry on his wrists and that suit is MAD TAILORED. Love it.

Pic: Google

Thursday, March 1, 2012

NY Fashion Week Lookback: One of my friends, Janel LaFleur, Launched JLaFleur Designs There! Congrats!

Congrats to one of my fashion friends/FB friends, Janel, who has launched JLaFleur Designs, a women's line specializing in Old Hollywood Glam styles. She's based in Detroit and I did a shoot with her late last year, and that was for my first magazine cover!

Congrats Janel! Big ups to you and your line! I'm inspired by her, which is one of the reasons why I started my tie line, Vintage Ties by JAIDEN Detroit.

Vid: Youtube/ JLaFleur

TRACEE ELLIS ROSS of 'Girlfriends' and 'Reed Between The Lines' Does A Moving Photo Shoot! U Must See...


So interesting to see a moving photo shoot (multiple pics together to make moving images). By the way, Tracee Ellis Ross is firing up the BET network with her re-runs of 'Girlfriends' and her new show 'Reed Between the Lines'. Now she's doing more in this photo shoot for Uptown Magazine.

Tracee is seen wearing these nice and short coveralls with Isabel Marant sneakers (has a concealed pump inside). She also sports this natural but gorgeously-styled, thick red hair; it's messy, funny, just a ball of fun!

Boy, do I love this moving photo shoot :-)

Pic: Necole B***hie

Jennifer Lopez Channels her Inner 'TOUGH BRONX GIRL' for V Magazine New Issue

This is a huge turn-away from Jennifer Lopez's glamorous and sensual looks (i.e. 2012 Oscars and prior) as she sports a more TOMBOY-ish look on the latest cover of V Magazine. Jennifer Lopez is seen here channeling her 'TOUGH BRONX GIRL' image as she wears a men's jockstrap, boxer robe, training gloves, and a rolled-up white beater.

Very interesting take on a 'woman's toughness'. The background is also a nice play-in with the boxer robe and makeup.

Pic: Necole B***hie

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Behind-The-Scenes of BURBERRY Fall/Winter 2012-13 Runway Show; Anna Wintour of VOGUE Comments

Check out this behind-the-scenes look at the Burberry Fall/Winter 2012-13 runway show. Boyy do I love a good runway show, especially seeing what goes into the process of a show before it actually comes down to the wire: the RUNWAY.

Also watch Anna Wintour, top lady of VOGUE Magazine, as she gives her comments on the show.

Pic: YouTube

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fash, Crash, and Burn: Precious' (Gabourey Sidibe) Hair Was Lookin' Like A... A... What Da Heck Is It?!


This is so wrong on so many levels. Who allowed Gabourey Sidibe aka 'PRECIOUS' get on the air of the 2012 Oscars like that??

It's already enough that she's overweight and not in her best shape, ON TOP OF THAT, her hair is THROUGH and BUSTED in so many ways!

Why?? What a disgrace to black women's hair!

Pic: MTO

My Style Guide and Best Looks of Outkast's ANDRE 3000!

I am such a huge, HUGE fan of Andre 3000's style. It's old world, funky, just a ball of INTERESTING nd FUN! Lovin' those wingtips!!

More pics of Andre 3000 on the way...

Pic: Necole B***hie

Pharrell Williams and Diddy In 'Spot-On' Tuxs for 2012 Oscars

It's Tuesday, and I'm still talking about the 2012 Oscars. It was definitely a fashion-filled night. I don't watch the Oscars for the awards but for the fashion (There's many of you like that, huh?)

I've been talking about dresses, and heels, and gowns... but there are male readers, too! So guys, check out these tuxs that Pharrell Williams of N.E.R.D. and Diddy wore. I liked Pharrell's look the best.

This is how a suit SHOULD fit, guys. If a suit is literally hanging off of you, you are NOT cool; you look CRAZY. *LoL*

Pic: Necole B***hie

Rihanna Is All Covered Up (Which Is Almost a Rarity) and Wearing Elizabeth Taylor Sweatshirt

I want to show some UK love by putting up more pics of Rihanna in the UK (London). She was entirely covered up, which is quite the catch to look at sometimes (since she loves to show skin). She wore an Elizabeth Taylor sweatshirt and a long, flowy dress underneath. She paired it with a chunky necklace and oversized shades.

Pic: Rihanna Daily

Monday, February 27, 2012

2012 Oscars Edition: Jennifer Lopez's Sheer/Skin-Tone Gown One of Best of 2012 Oscars

Jennifer Lopez is still smoking hott when she puts 20-SOMETHINGS to shame! Yes, the above picture is the sheer micro-tulle gown she wore to the 2012 Oscars. It revealed lots of skin tone but didn't reveal anything PERSONAL, leaving much to one's imagaination.

To me, this was easily one of the best dresses of that night. Even though the gown was a bit risque when it looked more fitting for the Grammys, J-Lo's subtle diamonds, Salvatore Ferragamo clutch, and bun atop her head balanced the gown out nicely.

Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz Present Best Makeup at 2012 Oscars

J-Lo and Cameron Diaz

Pic: Google

Sunday, February 26, 2012

2012 Oscars Edition: Actress Michelle Williams In Coral Louis Vuitton Gown

michelle williams 2012 oscars 01

Michelle Williams has been pretty much spot-on with a lot of gowns she wears, and this gown is no exception or surprise. This coral (not red) Louis Vuitton layered gown was accessorized with Christian Louboutin heels (not shown), Bottega Veneta clutch, and Fred Leighton jewels.

I thought even though the color was bold, Michelle's signature short hair and very simple jewelry kept everything balanced.

Pic: Just Jared

2012 Oscars Edition: ROONEY MARA In Stunning White Givenchy Gown; Looks Like She Hopped Out A Magazine!

Rooney Mara - Oscars 2012 Red Carpet

This. Is. Perfection.

Rooney Mara, a whirlwind star of an actress from critically-acclaimed 'The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo', wore this absolutely gorgeous and patterned white gown by Givenchy. The fact that Rooney blends her natural 'somewhat EMO' look with this super-elegant/flirty gown just sends the whole look into the EXPLOSIVE realm.

The hair is just so cool in this jet-black, short bang, bun combo. Makeup: kept simple; less is TRULY more.

rooney mara 2012 oscars red carpet 01

This. Is. Perfection.

Pic: Just Jared

A Candid Photo of T.I. and Tiny At NBA All-Star Weekend; I Didn't Know T.I. Dressed Like That O_o

Here is T.I. and Tiny (who have a reality series on cable) spotted at NBA All-Star Weekend.

Tiny.... I love her shoes and pants, that's all I can say.

For T.I., I was shocked to my core! I didn't know T.I. favored this kind of wear; this is almost COLORFUL for T.I. ... unless it's a new look he's going for. Ripped jeans, denim vest, red thermal shirt, white sneakers... just a lot to take in right now LOL.

Pic: Necole B***hie

Beyonce and Jay-Z in NYC w/ Blue Ivy Carter; Bey in Isabel Marant Sneakers

Nice to see this new family going around town, especially having a child who is already a brand: BLUE IVY. Beyonce and Jay-Z were spotted in NYC in their street clothes looking SWAG-a-licious. Jay had on his usual street great with Air Jordan sneakers (what I like about his look is that it's STREET, but never TOO street).

Bey has these vintage glasses, beanie, leather jeans, and Isabel Marant sneakers (the sneaker with a CONCEALED heel) for $725.


Pic: Upscale Hype

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