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

Friday, March 23, 2012

Rihanna Back To Black For 'Princess In China' Video

Yup, Rihanna...

She's in black and Asian-inspired for 'Princess In China'...

Gotta love this girl's versatility:

Pic: MTO

SHEREE From Real Housewives Of ATL Looks A Tad... Buff!

Sheree from Real Housewives from Atlanta.... yep it's her in the above picture, carrying a gray Hermes handbag.

Something's a little different about her. On some days, she's womanly, and on some days, she's looking muscular and looks like she could pass for a female wrestler.


Pic: MTO

USHER At Radio One In London, Full Of Swag In Levi's and Leopard Sneakers

USHERwas spotted at Radio One station in London wearing this mix of All-American and London look. This guy's style is JUST... whew, IT"S JUST RIGHT! I actually check in to see what Usher is wearing as my template for the week sometimes.

Sporting his favorite brand of sunglasses, DITA, he paired up the look with YSL Mohave laceup leopard chukkas for $745, a Levi's trucker jacket, and Comme des Garcon striped T-shirt for about $300. Cool look, ain't it? C'mon... don't lie... *LoL*

Pic: UpscaleHype; Pacific Coast News

Kim Kardashian FLOURED DOWN By Random Lady On Red Carpet!!

Kim Kardashian is covered in flour during arrivals at the 'True Reflection' Fragrance Launch at The London West Hollywood on March 22, 2012  -- Getty Images

It's amazing how some celebs keep their cool!

First Ryan Seacrest, now KIM KARDASHIAN!! She was floured down on the red carpet by a random spectator who came ALL THE WAY UP TO HER, and security did nothing to the lady until powder was already poured on the Kim's head and shoulders. Kim instantly put her head down and brushed it off as she was swiftly led away by security.

That lady was caught, though...

See more pics and details by Yahoo!

"She came from Kim's left, with a Zip-Lock baggie," an Access Hollywood staffer on the scene said, noting the bag had about three fists full of white powder, believed to be flour. "The girl just kind of showed up on the red carpet."
According to the Access staffer, who witnessed the event, no one stopped the woman, as she a
"She went in between Kim and her publicist and started dumping the bag on Kim's head and shoulders," the staffer recounted.
Only a small amount of the powder actually touched the reality star, landing on her head and shoulders.pproached Kim.

Pic: Google images, The Blaze

Thursday, March 22, 2012

B.E.T.'s 2012 'Rip The Runway' Tonight!! (UPDATE; Includes REVIEW and Grade Of Show)

Selita Ebanks Hosts Pooch Hall and Selita Ebanks onstage during BET's Rip the Runway 2012 at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 29, 2012 in New York City.

(Scroll down for complete review and grade of BET's 'Rip The Runway')

B.E.T.'s 'Rip The Runway' is a relatively young show that has really taken FASHION to another level by bringing it to the national airwaves (hence other competitors like NBC's 'Fashion Star'). The hosts for this year is Pooch Hall ('Derwin' from 'The Game') and supermodel Selita Ebanks.

If you know me, then you MUST know I'm all eyes and ears on this show. Guests are out-of-this-world fashion designers, as well as performers like Diggy Simmons and Jeremih, Estelle, Lil' Kim, Wale, and more.

Check out behind-the-scenes pics and videos and stay tuned to me by folowing me on Twitter @theonlyjaiden for up-to-date tweets about the show:

Models onstage at BET's Rip the Runway 2012 at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 29, 2012 in New York City.

Pic: Zimbio, Necole B***hie

Update of 'Rip The Runway' 3/21/2012:

Rip The Runway was a very exciting show to behold, with performers in the midst of models strutting down the runway. Lots of Louboutins and Steve Maddens were spotted on the runway. Female models had OH SO MUCH beauty (mmm...) and the curvy girls who wore COLOR-BLOCKING clothes truly represented; a high point of the night. The male models, looking like straight out of a Sean John and GQ spread, carried tons of SWAGGER.

LaQuan Smith and the debut of Sass by Selita was also a high point.

On the downside, the show didn't deliver as much BANG as I thought it would. The decor, the background, the runway design, the hype crowd WON me over. The distraction was the performers all up on the runway with the models; I think the runway should be LEFT for the models while the performers do their shot 'off-center' like Robin Thicke did. Another distraction was I was hoping that the performers/models wouldn't bump into each other.

'Rip The Runway' celebrated urban designers but it seemed to be missing something; I'm honestly not exactly sure what it was. Was it that the program was too short (I didn't want it to end)? Was it the hosts (I thought Selita and Pooch were GREAT, but I would've preferred a little more behind-the-scenes interaction)? Was it that Angela Simmons was the only celeb to do a makeover on ONE girl (I wanted more makeovers for more girls)?

I shouldn't have to feel like I enjoyed NBC's 'Fashion Star' more than BET's 'Rip The Runway'.

You decide for yourself. The grade I give: B-

-The Only Jaiden

CIARA's Big '80s Hair; I Hope It's Just For A Performance...

I just hope CIARA wore this hair for a performance, because if she was for real...


...Gotta draw the line on '80s hair somewhere. Big hair is cool... just not LIKE that.

Pic: Necole B***hie

LaLa Vasquez-Anthony Has An MALE Assistant Who Carries Her Purse!

Wow, LaLa Vasquez-Anthony is really coming into her own. The other day, her reality show 'LaLa's Full Court Life' launched its 3rd season, and she also made an appearance on BET's 'Let's Stay Together.' LaLa was also spotted leaving a restaurant meeting wearing this toned-down but eclectic look that included a side cut-out leopard print blouse, navy pants, and blood orange Louboutins.

That's not all; LaLa had a Hermes bag, it wasn't seen on her but on her male assistant. Hmm... got that BOSS power, huh?

Pic: Media Takeout

Umm... STIRRUPS with $6,000 Louboutins?? That's Exactly What Rapper TRINA Did..

I don't know if this was thought to be a fashion statement, but in this picture above, it's CLEARLY NOT. Check out rapper Trina looking pretty in pink with her diamond G-Shock, blouse, and pink lipstick. There was also the acclaimed $6,000 Swarovski-encrusted Christian Louboutin heels... that were suddenly CHEAPENED with the black stirrups she wore.

That almost made it into my FASH, CRASH, AND BURN category of fashion fails but I don't think the $6,000 Louboutins should have to suffer.

TRINA would've been BOOOMB if those stirrups were just LEGGINGS.

Pic: Media Takeout

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Rihanna's New Collarbone 'CROSS' Tattoo!!

Rihanna has yet another one.

Sporting about at least 20 or so tattoos (correct me if I'm wrong), Rihanna has another tattoo, this time a small 'cross' on her collarbone. Has she found 'religion'? hmm... perhaps. All of Rihanna's tattoos are not jailhouse but are rather small and are deep in meaning, kind of like mine.

Sidenote: Tattoo artist is BANG BANG in New York

I also like Rihanna's tat and its placement because it can be hid under a necklace for fashion events and can be exposed at another time. On another note, check out the Ray-Bans. CLASSIC.

Pic: Rihanna Daily

MOSCHINO Fall 2012 Women's Line Influenced By Marilyn Monroe and Amy Winehouse

MOSCHINO is one of my favorite labels after seeing this line, which had a lot of Marilyn Monroe and 'high-fashion biker' influence infused into the Fall/Winter 2012 look. I especially liked the head ribbon/cowboy hat/glasses theme which gave the female models a mixture of classiness and swagger.

I also see a little AMY WINEHOUSE in the looks.

LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. Take a look at the above video if you haven't already.

Pic: Google

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Justin Bieber's Bloodiest Photo Shoot -- COMPLEX MAGAZINE

Justin Bieber in Complex

Wow, I think this is about the bloodiest photo shoot that I've seen of anyone in any magazine yet. Way to kick off COMPLEX MAGAZINE's 10th anniversary!

Check out Justin Bieber's photo shoot for them, he's dressed somewhat like a referee, with a bowtie, bloodied white shirt, black khakis, and Supra hightops. Justin is actually the son of a former MMA fighter, so I think it goes with the territory.

Cool concept!

Justin Bieber in Complex

Pic: complex

SOFIA VERGARA's Sizzlin' Esquire Cover (Rated PG, for more see ESQUIRE)


Sofia Vergara is really killing the game of many 20-somethings.

Check out Sofia on what has been dubbed one of the hottest Esquire shoots and covers YET. I'll keep it PG on my blog, the pic above is borderline PG enough because I call the pose 'ART.' The background against Sofia's toned skin, relaxed locks, the 'V' form of Sofia's knee and elbow joints with the smooth arch of her torso with the lingerie: ARTISTIC PERFECTION.

See more at Esquire.

Pic: Esquire

Monday, March 19, 2012

WOW!! Kendall Jenner One-Ups Big Sister KIM KARDASHIAN In Alaia Dress!

Wow, can you imagine two sisters giving each other a run for their money? Let alone the LITTLE SISTER upstaging the big sister in style??

Check out Kendall Jenner in this Alaia dress that Kim let her borrow for the 'Hunger Games' red carpet premiere. Kendall wore the dress on March 12, 2012, while Kim Kardashian wore the same dress about a year-and-half ago.

Who rocked it best? I say natural makeup, legs baring, nice 'bowtie' heels, KENDALL stole the show!

Pic: Yahoo!

These Are Not Your Grandfather's Tasseled Shoes

These are DEFINITELY not your grandfather's tasseled shoes. Tasseled and fringed shoes have really been colored up and freshened these past few years. They have been made to stand out, and worn with a great pair of denim jeans, suit... EVEN A DRESS.

Learn the ways of a FASHIONISTA/O. If you're already one, have at it!!!

Pic: Google

Sunday, March 18, 2012

SOLANGE KNOWLES' Amazing High-Fashion Photo Shoot

Sweater by Frankie Morello, Atsuko Kudo top and skirt, Prada heels

Solange Knowles is a WORLD away from her sister, Beyonce. while Bey is an international superstar, Solange is a D.J. and a WELL-CERTIFIED model, even BETTER than her sis Bey.

I love the way Solange does her photo shoots; it's just PURE ART. Hair, makeup, poses, WHOO!!!

See more pics below:

Bra by Nina Ricci, LANVIN earrings, Vanessa Arizaga necklace

*Don't drop that BOWLING BALL!!!*

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