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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Real Style: Seasoned to Perfection

Hi Guys,
So I was walking around Brooklyn a few weekends ago (as per usual), and ran into Michelle and Nene, owners of Seasoned to Perfection, a traveling sale that provides fashion inclined women with sophisticated, one-of-a-kind vintage wear at an affordable price.
Being consummate fashionistas, of course they looked fab, and I had to snap a pic...

I liked how Michelle accented her blue and pink bordered dress with a belt, and adored Nene's cute printed strapless dress and bold hairstyle. And peep her hot Marc Jacobs bag!! I covet!!!!
Seasoned to Perfection hosts sales several times a month at convenient locations throughout el cite. Lots of very cute vintage wear, hand picked with a discerning eye.
Stay tuned to TFB for deets on their next event!
PS A few people of color made the cut for Vanity Fair's Best Dressed List, including:
Liya Kebede...

Damon Dash and Rachel Roy...

Michelle Obama...

Tiki Barber...

Lenny Kravitz...

And more! To see the spread, pick up their September issue...

...on newsstands tres soon I’m sure.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Intern Post: The Fembot Look

Happy Monday everyone!
My interns are back this week to represent in a serious way! I'm going on vacay soon, so keep your eyes peeled for 'tern posts. First up for the week is the ever fierce intern Rachel. Enjoy!
Hi everyone, Fashion Bomb intern Rachel checking in!

When you think of fembots - robots of the female persuasion, do you think of fashion? Probably not! You might remember the famous figure from Star Wars:

And the maid from the hilarious flick Spaceballs:

Quite possibly, you have seen this high-tech vodka ad:

And while it may seem that these futuristic, walking, talking machines have little to do with the world of style, recent showings by A-list stars Victoria Beckham and Beyonce reveal that the fembot is a creative inspiration.
This look is characterized by either the presence or combination of metallic shades of gold, black, and silver; sharp, tight angles; or shiny surfaces that give the impression of a rock-hard, solid exterior.

Beyonce's recent performance on the B.E.T. awards looked like something out of Star Wars.

The highlight of the robotic performance was her pair of Balenciaga tights, from their Spring/Summer 2007 collection. Although their website no longer features this collection, these tights were rumored to cost a whopping 100K.


Victoria Beckham, who is known for her fierce, ice-cold, and chilly fashion choices, is the poster child for the fembot look. The ensemble she donned recently showcases the robotic essence.

The tube top has sharp, tight lines and stiffly supports Posh's upper-bod, reminiscent of the knife-sharp edges of a robot's exterior. The shiny tights she wears have a machine-like gleam.

Another star donning this look is Rihanna. Although some may be experiencing Rihanna overload, there is no denying her trailblazing looks. In the recent (and probably one of the last) issues of Vibe Vixen, Rihanna flaunts metallic outfits that embrace the fembot influence.


For a real-life fembot swagger, try these looks for now:

Forever21 Striped Sequin Tank, $29.50,

Forever21 Sequined Tank, $17.80,

Lord and Taylor, JS Boutique Halter Top, $105.00; Sequin Skirt, $115.00,

Mary L Couture Sequin Sheath, $268.00,

Adrianna Papell Cutaway Tank Top, $140.00,

Nine West Chardin Pumps, $99.00,

And just for a heads-up on some Fall looks, here are some fembot-esque pieces:

Calvin Klein Patent Leather Trench, $119.99,

Burberry Prorsum Dress, from the Fall 2007 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Dolce and Gabbana Quilted Metallic Leather Bomber Jacket, $3,995
While some of these fall and winter pieces are outrageously priced, they do give a great idea of the metallic flavor coming up in the near season. Look for a post from me in the future about Fall '07 trends!
OK Rachel! She might've gone underground for a while, but when she emerged, she came out blazin!
PS Today's the last day for Bluefly's shoe sale...

Go to and check it out!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Mail Bombs

It's a lucky Friday...

...time for mail bombs! As per usual, I've received tons of great requests. I did my best to answer a few for ya. Let's get to it:
First up reader Keil from New Orleans asks, "There is picture of Eve wearing a pair of high waisted jeans that I love...."

"Could you please find out where I can get them?"
Eve’s jeans are widely reported to be by Fetish, her clothingline that went under for a while, but is set to relaunch tres soon. They're not in stores at the moment, but if you want a similar look, I believe that Diesel makes a great high waisted jean...

...visit for store locations.
Next reader Angela says, "I LOVE the outfit Rihanna wore to 106th & Park and to lunch at Da Silvano...."

"...I want her look. Can you help?"
No problem. You can replicate a Rihanna 'Goth' look with the following:

Top Row: Seamless tank, $19.50, ; 7 for all Mankind Lucy Jeans, $150, CoutureCandy
Bottom Row: Kenneth Jay Lane Pyramid Bracelets, $98,; Brumley Ankle Boot, $398,
Next up die hard Fashion Bomb fan Penne asks, "I love the cute t-shirt Nichole from the Pussy Cat Dolls is wearing..."

"...Do you have any idea where I can find it??"
Well apparently a ton of people are fans of this cute t. You can get it...

...for $23 at

Next up, B from Dirty Jerz asks, "I have a beach wedding--in the Bahamas to be exact--coming up in a few weeks. Is it inapropro to wear white? This is my first adult wedding. People in my family and from my High School don't get married--or don't invite me. What's the protocol?"
This is a great question. First, do not wear white to the wedding. Only the bride shall wear white, and you can't outshine the bride! My suggestion is to pop on a dress in a light fabric...cotton or linen, no straps due to the weather (and sweat stains are not cute!). Given the venue, I'd say go for something in a tropical, vibrant color..tourquoise, yellow, even fuchsia or green. You want to match the FLORA. Add a dressy element with a sparkly shoe or clutch.
Use the following high and low priced frocks as inspirations:

Top Row:
Castle Starr Belted Dress with Beaded Neckline
, $485,; Kai Dress in Kelly, $143, CoutureCandy
Bottom Row: Muse Silk Floral Dress, $178,;
Donna Morgan Empire Waist Sundress
, $98,

Lastly, an anonymous reader had the following reaction to my post on Bikinis for Ample Bosomed Beauties: "Heyyy what about one pieces! Not everyone likes to show their stomachs. As for me i want something to less emphasize my big rear end and hips...please help!"
I thought...great idea! There are plenty of hot one pieces that show a little bit of style a la Kelis...


...hey, even Courtney Love!

Try these:

Top Row: BCBGMAXAZRIA orange faded stripe cutout one-piece swimsuit, $58,; Fabucci Triple Cutout Maillot, $228,
Bottom Row: Pop-Sicle Cut Out 1 Piece, $80,; Bamboo ring cutout one-piece, $45,
Have an amazing weekend:)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Look for Less: Amerie

Hey, Hey!
So Madame. "Insure my legs" Amerie looked smashing during a recent shopping trip in London...

Source: YBF
A few readers wrote in, needing to know how to get her look for less. Thankfully, I found the solution!
You can get her dress for $69.50 at none other than THE GAP.

Unfortch, it's not quite as easy to cop her uber-expensive $800 teal Balenciaga Le Dix Bag (similar to this one)...

...but you can give off the same effect with this $36 Shiraleah Candace Tote...

Her nude pumps are tres hot, and if you're feeling ballerific, you can slip on these $690 Deccollette Zeppa Christian Louboutin pumps...

...or not. They're so hot, they're totally sold out at
No matter. Just pop on these Nine West pumps...

...they're more affordable at $93 at
And her cute specs? You can splurge with this $280 pair of Tom Ford Farrah Sunglasses...

But if you MUST save, you can do so with this pair of aviators...

...only $12.50 at delia*s
PS I haven't been getting my mags on schedule (moving woes), but I was sincerely delighted when I flipped open my (late) July issue of Elle to find style tributes to two brown divas, Grace Jones...

...and Diana Ross!

Click images to see how to get their looks for an arm and a leg (save a few items).