The Dos and Don’ts of Celebrity Fashion

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Featured Guest Article By Maria Joyce

Celebrity style is such a big deal that countless magazines (Seventeen, Cosmopolitan) literally BASE themselves off documenting what each celebrity wore/wears (other than trying to keep tabs on their personal lives). Celebrity Style Guide is a blog that focuses on how one can pull of celebrity looks. The recent Met Gala had social media companies like Buzzfeed.com basing its content on documenting what each celebrity wore, and details about their dresses.
So, you might want to avoid the pitfalls that come with imitating celebrity style to be more on point and up your lookbook or #OOTD game. Luckily, for you, we’ve compiled a list of dos and don’ts to guide you better regarding celebrity style. 

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Must Have Hollywood Fashion Items

By Featured Guest Writer – Sujain Thomas

There are quite a number of trends that have come and gone in the world of fashion. Hollywood stars are the best trend setters in the world today. Once a celebrity is pictured on the red carpet with an item, it instantly becomes a fashion craze. Hollywood’s finest fashionistas answered questions about what the must-have item for their closet is. Read their responses below.

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  1. A Plain White T-shirt

Jennifer Lopez, a world famous pop singer, confessed that she must have a plain white t-shirt in her closet. She says that it is versatile and can be layered under a sweater or over a tank top. You may also tuck it into a skirt or wear it loosely with a pair of denim jeans. She says that with the white t-shirt, you can never go wrong.

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Hollywood Power Stylists! #VultureFestival

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Yesterday I went to an amazing stylist panel event during the Vulture Festival held at Milk Studios and hosted by VultureNew York Magazine. There was an entire agenda of talks and events going on over the duration of the two day festival that took place over the weekend. I usually search Eventbrite for different to find events to attend. This was my first time hearing about the Vulture Festival, who’s tagline is “A Pop-Culture Extrvaganza!” I knew I had to check it out!

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Sophia Webster Shoes + Revlon Lipstick = Fun and Flirty Footwear

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Suede, it’s a material more commonly associated with shoes than with make-up. However, that was not that the case when shoe designer Sophia Webster was inspired by Revlon’s latest lipstick collection for a new line of footwear. Suede by Sophia is fun and flirty heels based off of lipstick shades.

So why, then, was I so shocked to hear of Webster’s, latest collection, named Suede by Sophia? Well, for starters, the shoes in the collection are not made exclusively from suede; there is plenty of glossy patent leather and vinyl involved too. Webster, who happens to be the shoe designer of the moment, has collaborated with cosmetics giant, Revlon, to produce a capsule collection inspired by the rich and sumptuous colors of Revlon’s ColorStay Ultimate Suede lipstick range. Confused? Well, allow me to explain.

The Suede by Sophia collection in all its glory.  Image courtesy of www.adorngirl.com

The Suede by Sophia collection in all its glory.
Image courtesy of www.adorngirl.com

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Scandal – Season 2: Olivia Pope’s Wardrobe Tips

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Okay, so it has only been less than a month since the finale of season 2 aired, but I am already having full on Scandal withdrawal!! Therefore today’s post is just my way of still connecting to the show… thank you in advance for humoring me 😉

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Whether you watch show or not, you probably already know that “Olivia Pope” played by Kerry Washington, is becoming somewhat of a fashion (character) icon through this popular TV show. Although the shows and characters are drastically different, you could compare the definite buzz and attention around Olivia’s exquisitely chic looks to the interest in Carrie’s eclectic designer wardrobe in the days of Sex In The City’s popularity. Olivia’s looks may not have the same extent of “trendy” interest, but there is a similar fashionable interest in each character’s wardrobe. It makes the show even more interesting to watch because Kerry is great in the character and is well matched with the on point wardrobe. Continue Reading

Throwback Thursday: Solange Chats With Brooklyn Magazine

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Solange Knowles may not be on a global takeover tour like her big sister, but she is definitely dominating on the local front, especially here in NYC.  Even though she is a fairly new resident to Brooklyn, she epitomizes much of the eclectic and creative vibe that resides there. Not to be confused with the hipster subculture movement alive and well in BK, Solange has a special way of making the past new again.

She’s featured in Brooklyn Magazine showcasing her unique “throwback” style, as she discusses how she has embraced the past and how she’s discovering to live in the present.

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Known to be a trend creator not  follower, Solange continues to be an “it girl” with a great sensibility for mixing past and present in her style. It doesn’t hurt that she seems to be born of another time and glows with a beautiful old soul. Continue Reading

May Blog Review!

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Another month has gone by in the blink of an eye… we are literally halfway through 2013! Can you believe it?  We had some fun and exciting blog posts during May, so here’s my list of the top 10 highlights of last month.

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My “Punk: Chaos to Couture” Red Carpet Review

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Even though the event is truly about the exhibition and the fundraising efforts for the institute, the red carpet is the kickoff (and extra highlight) of the exhibition. I’m quite sure that by now you have seen the thousands of images online and read the reviews for this year’s Met Gala red carpet arrivals, as most blogs put up their posts the next morning or that night. However, I’m late to the party as usual, because I like to do my research and make sure I comb through as many images as possible and include background info. So finally, here it is…

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Comfort can be chic…

Happy Saturday! It’s the weekend… lounging around, going to brunch, running errands, or maybe even traveling is probably somewhere on today’s agenda. In most of these activities it’s ideal to be comfortable and still look like we made an effort to get dressed. A couple of weeks ago I came across this photo of Rihanna on Instagram traveling for her concert, and I thought it was such a great look. Which then inspired me to explore the new ways of styling comfortable clothes and still make them look chic. Think of it as my “sleepy to stylish” outfit tips!

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“What?! I’m wearing sweats and I still look fabulous!!”

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Dark Suits For Spring – Inspired by Thandie Newton

I think actress Thandie Newton is as much talented, as she is beautiful and smart. She’s extra amazing, because she has a very “sophisticated cool” style vibe that fits her so well. She doesn’t ever look like she’s trying to hard to look fashionable or trendy, she just goes with what works for her. While perusing zimbio.com, I came across an image of her at a promotional event for her new TV series “ROGUE”. Ironically the outfit she was wearing inspired me to write a post on how to wear a dark suit in the spring!

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