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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Shine a Spotlight on: Style Files

Hey!
So thanks for all your comments yesterday! It seems a lot of y'all are nostalgic for the pink. The site is only half done believe it or not (notice, no sidebars), so perhaps I can negotiate a lil something something for ya. I'll keep ya posted!
So this week is a celebration of all things Fashion Bomb, and today I decided to shine a spotlight on Style Files.
I read a lot of the mainstream mags, and notice that not enough are out there celebrating the true beauty and style of women of color. So I decided...why not me?
I've covered everyone from reality show vixen Eva the Diva...

...to voluptuous lady Queen Latifah...

...Socialites like Genevieve Jones...

...to media mavens like Star Jones...

..and in the next year I plan to cover a few style icons and chic chicks that you may not have heard of.
If you remember, my very first style file, dated January 19th, featured Kelis.
An excerpt:
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Most celebs have great clothes with the help of oodles of money and stylists…But few are courageous enough to be bold and assert their individuality quite like Kelis.

Kelis hasn’t always had ‘great’ style per se....there were those days when her hair and clothes were a bit ‘wild’...

But we'll forgive her!
She has evolved into a certified fashion trend setter through the use of her signature haircut...

Accessories, like sunglasses...

and bright, Vibrant Colors...

It’s always refreshing to see someone out there with a style all their own. As Coco Chanel once said, “Fashion Passes, Style Remains.”
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Since Kelis, I've profiled a lot of hot stars...

Create Your Own
...but there's still more to come. Who would you like to see?
Smootches!
Fashion News, and What nots:
*The official TFB contest will go down tomorrow on my exact anniversary, August 29th. I'm so pumped! Readers outside of NYC, this is your chance to celebrate with me in a concrete way!
*And for my NYC readers, check out my party September 8th.

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RSVP to fullthrottleparty@gmail.com. You'll be glad you did!
*WWD reported yesterday that days after Russell Simmons stepped from Phat Fashions, Kimora Lee stepped up as creative director! The chairman of Kellwood, who owns Phat Fashions said, "Kimora's ability to create the Baby Phat brand universe from a simple T-shirt on the runway over 10 years ago and turn it into a multi million dollar global business today-is truly an amazing feat in today's mecurial fashion world." Yay Kimora! Um, I don't think I get the Style Channel...how's her show???
* Check out the B-life and vote for the Style Awards.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I enjoy style file for two reasons - you often highlight the folks I admire (Kelly R, Kelis, Tracee Ellis Ross, Gabby Union), and tell us how to create it in our own way! I just wish the stuff you picked to recreate the styles were more affordable. Also, I would love to see more of the unknowns... I'm not in NYC, so who knows who I'm missing out on? I thought the Genveive Jones file was interesting, since I've heard her name around, but I had never seen a pic of her. Also, how about some true international fashionistas of color... there's got to be some Middle Eastern, Asian, Spanish fashionistas other than Kim K and JLo...

Anonymous said...

you've done a good job, youve already highlighted rihanna style, which i luv, so thats good, i like lily allen style too but she not black, hmmm. i just say keep it up cuz everyone i canthink of right now you done, kerry washington, kelly rowland etc.

Catie said...

Girl, I love the new look of your site! I'm diggin the new masthead too and it's collage motif, especially with that Miu Miu pump, Chanel Iman, and pics of fierce-looking ladies. Can't wait to see the finished product. Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

I love the section you do about the ppl you see on the street. it's good seing celebrities and all but i love seeing real "fashionistas" in the "real world" lol so i would like to see more of that:) I love your blog!

Chanel said...

Fabulous new look Claire! I love it! And congrats on making a year with the blog! I'll actually be in town for Fashion Week during your 1 year celebration party and I'd love to celebrate with you! We're leaving to return back home early Sunday morning, so we may just have to make it an early night if we can make it!

Congrats again.

ChicandUntroubled said...

love the new design of the site...stylefile is great!

Anonymous said...

Love the site...I'd like to see Eva Longoria, Eva Mendes, Tyra Banks, Malinda Williams (hair)and some seasoned divas like Vanessa Williams and Angela Bassett.

Thanks for all you do!

Anonymous said...

JANET JACKSON!