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Thursday, November 01, 2007

The Most Fashionable Fashion Bomber Contest

Hey Guys,
So I'm back from Miami! It was absolutely wonderful to sit by the pool in the sun, but I'm happy to be back on the grind...time to refocus.
So I received many, many great submissions for the most fashionable Fashion Bomber contest...I am so impressed! Fashion Bomb readers hail from around the globe, and have lots of different yet chic interpretations of style.
I'll introduce you to our contestants; cast your vote by leaving a comment. We'll filter down the top choices soon and by next week we'll have round two!
I'll profile in the order received.
The first submission is from a young lady named Chiriga from New York City who says, "My style is hip-hop/urban/chic. On an everyday basis I love a tee- shirt and jeans with a GREAT shoe---- I like to accessorize my outfits with big vintage inspired necklaces, big bangles and/or hat or scarf"...
She continues, " I am an aspiring Designer and Boutique owner. I am in the midst of launching my first Women's clothing line called 'Peace & Glam.'...
"...My style is all over the place, but it works--well I think so…lol!"
It definitely works! Chiriga has a great eclectic style...And kudos to her for mixing up trends with more vintage elements.

The next submission is from reader Shanae who hails from Toronto, Canada...
She says, "I really don’t know how to describe my style other than I love anything that makes me feel like a lady. I love wearing dresses and I am a big sucker for anything by Diane von Furstenberg."
Love the prints...and I must admit, I'm a sucker for DVF, too!
Next, we have Fashion Bomb follower Sade who says, "Since the moment I found the Fashion Bomb, I've been obsessed !"
"...I love all of your postings and the daily advice you give!"
Thanks soooo much Sade. And please tell me where you copped that yellow cardigan...
Next, we have Anitra from Columbus, Georgia, who is a senior magazine journalism student at Florida A&M University...
She says, "I like shopping at Forever 21, cute, one of kind boutiques, online, pretty much anywhere! I think my style is sophisticated and classy. I like to be up on the trends and I love reading fashion magazines and blogs!"
Quite fly, I must say for a student. A+
Lovette from Chicago wanted to flash her fabulosity...
She says, "My style is pretty classic. I hardly ever buy trendy stuff because I like to look in my wardrobe and know that I can wear anything I have 5 years down the road. My everyday uniform though is a pair of jeans and a cute fitted top w/ either ballet flats or a pair of heels."
She continues, "I'm a SERIOUS shopaholic, and tend to shop at least once a week in stores, and 2-3 times weekly online. I can't say I'm loyal to one brand, but I am a fan of H&M & Express."
Me too. And are you wearing those Tory Burch Denueve Quilted Pumps??? I covet...
Now we've got some family love from sisters Veronica and Vanessa from Cincinnati, Ohio...
Veronica (left) says, "My style is classic by day and flashy by night. I have all the basic, practical pieces--blacks, whites, tans, reds, designer denim, black dresses, trench coats, etc. But I'm definitely flashy when I dress to impress or go out, I love short dresses and skirts and killer shoes, especially peep toes and patent leather, and black pumps. Since I'm still on a graduate student budget, my favorite brands are Seven for All Mankind, Express, and Theory and H&M when I can make my way through all their clothes. My favorite brand of all time is classic monogram Louis Vuitton--I cannot live without my Speedy 25 and my matching accessories." Vanessa (right) says, "I have a funky, unique style...my favorite brands are American Apparel, H&M and Urban Outfitters. I'm also obsessed with Louis Vuitton--we get it from our Mom!"
Louis Vuitton speedy is indeed a classic pick. Cute, ladies.
Just a few more...(I told you there were a bunch!)
We have another Toronto diva!
Keenda from Canada says, "I would describe my style as Simple yet Sharp! I love hunting for key pieces (Coats, Belts, Skirts, Dresses and Purses) at Value Village and a few vintage stores on the fashion strip (Queen St.) in Toronto."
"...I love bright, bold colors, being Creative yet Classy. I look for pieces that are timeless and versatile. I buy Teen Vogue every month for ideas, lots of colors and creative and funky options. My favorite stores are Zara, Value Village and House of Vintage (Queen St. in Toronto)!
"
Hot! Looks like I need to visit this Queen Street in Toronto for a few Boutique Spotlights...
Next, we have Shaunya from Brooklyn who calls herself a 'Cheap Style Diva'...
She succinctly summed up her style with the following:

Coat: Zara $99 bucks
Dress: Zara $29 bucks
Bag: Yves Saint Laurent $500
Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana Loehmann's $80
Cheap Style: Priceless
LOL! Loves it!
Now we have a truly overseas selection from reader Joy hailing from London, England (yay international!)...
She says, "My style is quite eclectic, depending on the day. I range from earthy to ultra chic and then from revolutionary tees to sexy casual chic. My biggest inspiration is Tracee Ellis Ross's character on Girlfriends, Joan. Last season the show's stylist killed it dressing her! I don't really have any favorite brands other than Youmewe. Other than that I mostly wear vintage items."
Um, Joy, I might have to STEAL that Gucci bag! And peep your leather leggings. Dying, love your outfit!
Next, we have Charle from New Orleans, who attends school in Chicago...
>Charle even included a pic of what she wore today to school...
...You are certainly a fashionable student! I didn't diverge much from jeans back in the day...
Just a couple more...
We have Ora from Birmingham, Alabama...
She says, "I think my style is depictive of my up north and down south roots. In the winter I wear all styles of timbs, boots and hoodies, in the summer dresses sandals stilettos and wedges. I am plus size 16-20 depending on the store, but i stay on my grown and sexy."
Cute!
Latrice says, “I’m a lover of eveything fashion and many designer items but being the college student that I am, I can't afford them..."
“...I have to stick with dreaming, at least until I graduate....”
With your style, I'm sure you're 'Soon be Famous.' Keep it up!
And lastly, lastly, lastly, we have Renata...
...who was so fly that she only sent her picture. It speaks for itself!
Phew! That's it!
So when voting/commenting, tell me your top 3 choices...and we'll go from there.
I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who put themselves out there for this contest. The Fashion Bomb would be nothing without its fabulously chic readers (seriously)! And even if you don't win the prizes, I think all of you are fly, fierce...amazing!
I heart you all!
Now let's get the votes going....and I'm going to try to find a few more prizes...we need some good stuff for a contest this hot!
Smootches!

133 comments:

Beautiful Jones said...

Hi Claire,

Talk about ladies steppin' up their game in a DOPE way! I ab-so-fing-lute-ly HEART Chiriga (NY) & Charle (NO). I can't choose, so I'll go with both D-I-V-A-S!!

Good Luck Ladies :-)

Dionne said...

Hi Claire,

Welcome back from MIA, I have to say I saw some inspiring styles throughout, but my top three faves are:

Charle (GREAT STYLE)
Vanessa (love the print and solid mix)
Keenda (I am starting to love mustard yellow, especially on dark skin, and I've been trying my best to find some boots like the one's she's wearing in the picture)

May said...

Wow all of these ladies are gorgeous and each one with an amazing sense of style. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of this contest!!! And my favorite is Chiriga from NYC.

Anonymous said...

Mercy me, the compeition is FIERCE!

I'm a HUGE fan of dresses... sooooo ....

Chiriga
Keenda
Charle

Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

Chiriga, Sade, and Latrice- I had to type their names first so I wouldn't forget! lol All the ladies look "MAJOR" but these ladies stood out because they put their own spin on some trends.Oh, Latrice, where did u get those wide legged jeans? I love the way u pulled that outfit together. I want a pair of those pants!!

val said...

ok joy cooper! i see you baby!

Anonymous said...

Keenda & Latrice get my vote, love the bright colors

Anonymous said...

I vote Charle. Loves it.

Anonymous said...

1. Chiriga
2. Sade
3. Keenda

Stephanie said...

Wow! Way to represent ladies! My #1 is Latice and #2 is Chigra. Fierce!!

C. Gabi said...

Sade, Shaunya, and Charle!

Especially Charle, it's so chic and looks super comfy!!!

Anonymous said...

numero 1

Anonymous said...

My vote goes to Chiriga from NYC...her style is fabulous and unique--she personifies style!! You can tell that her fashion sense comes from within and that she's not just emulating what she sees on TV and in the magazines...SHE IS THE MOST FASHIONABLE FASHION BOMBER!!

Anonymous said...

I'm definitely going for Chiriga. Since I get to see her fashionable style on a regular basis I know for sure she has this contest in the bag! :-)

Cool Table Jay said...

Hey,
Chiriga has em all beat. Her style looks so diverse and fashion forward. I know she would do well with a line of her own.

Peace and Good luck

Anonymous said...

MY VOTE GOES TO CHIRIGA...SHE IS CLEARLY ON TOP OF HER GAME! SHE IS FRESH 2 DEF... I LOVE HER STYLE...CANT WAIT TO GET A T-SHIRT FROM HER CLOTHING LINE!!!!

Anonymous said...

My vote is defintely for Chiriga. You would think she owns a fashion boutique already. However, you can feel her passion for fashion just by the combinations she puts together in the pics. You have to dare to be different and have no doubts when u step out of the closet that your the best thing walking the streets from head to toe.

4ever Harlem....

Anonymous said...

where can i find scarf like chiriga ?

Raina said...

Chiriga's style looks effortlessly fabulous without even trying! I vote for her! Seems like her clothing line will be very promising...I can totally see her becoming a style icon in the future. So yea..she gets my vote!

Yannize said...

so my favoritas...
1-Joy-many ppl will buy leather leggings, but few will pull them off like the international playgirl did
2-Shanae-any friend of DVF is a friend of mine
3-Charle-she reminds me of myself in college, one of the hottest things walking campus...if I do say so myself...

Kindra said...

Hey I check out everyone who turn there pic in for the contest and I must say that you have a very heard choice to make!! But I will stand up for Cincinnati GO TEAM VERONICA AND VANESSA!!!

Anonymous said...

Chiriga has a unique style..LOVinN it!!

Anonymous said...

Sade
Keenda
Joy

SupaFly said...

Big Up Toronto

Shanae (Prints) & Keenda (Colors)

Sakinah said...

Hey Claire,

This is a great contest.

I vote for Shaunya.

The Everyday Diva Style Works!!!

and it's CHEAP!!...lol

Erica said...

Chiriga....Her style definitely inspired me. However, I must say that all of these fashionable ladies did their thing and I was floored; had a difficult time making up my mind. BIG UPS to Keenda Shaunya and Joy!!!

"Pretti" Rick said...

I dug Shanae's classic style and Renata's basic black (that was taken to the NEXT level by her flawless form) but it's CHIRIGA who stood out the most. Her style clicks on all levels (clothes, accessories, shoes and lastly confidence in putting it all together!!!) and is truly this contests MOST FASHIONABLE FASHION BOMBER!!!

Furaha said...

it's joy, but i wanted everyone to know that my pants are actually just really tight leather pants. been rockin those way before ms. ri-ri. they look like leggings because i'm wearing them with boots.

thank u to those who recognized my game!

kb said...

I'm gonna go with Sade, then Chiriga, and finally Charle. Oh gosh, the dresse Charle was wearing in that second picture-- utterly gorgeous. But I love the overall, cohesive femininity of Sade's look.

Rhodesicles said...

charle for sho.

sloane said...

sade because she totally looked on point with the mustard yellow sweater and the gorgeous dress.

Penne said...

#2 is my vote

Can I vote for her more than once?!?

... thank you :)

Anonymous said...

Charlé's colorful, school daze ensemble mesmerizes me!

Anonymous said...

1.JOy
2.Shanae
3.Chiriga

this was hard!

Sex- Ce said...
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Sex- Ce said...

I love Charle's style! It's so fresh and innovative, yet retro and punky all at the same time.

xoxo's

Anonymous said...

1. Joy... hands down!
2. Latrice.... the dress is fierce for a college student's budget. Oh and the high waist jean are slammin!
3. Lovette... with abs that sick, she HAD to make the list. I need her workout plan.

The others were nice looking too. I'd like to see more pictures of the plus sized chic though. Just to see what she actually rocks. I mean a woman of that size or close, I don't usually see them dressed to kill. Well except for Jilly from Philly, Queen Latifah and Mo'Nique. But they have paper to hire stylist. Big girls should submit their photos on GP if nothing else. I'm a 14 so I know that challenge. TRUST ME! I know!!!

Anonymous said...

charle, need i say more

Anonymous said...

as a fashion designer myself, i've gotta go with CHARLE

its hard to rock vintage and look so current!

Anonymous said...

i would have to say that i like..charle

Anonymous said...

charle

Anonymous said...

charle definitely stuck out the most...im loving the vintage look

Anonymous said...

Veronica and Vanessa..they look great!

Anonymous said...

Joy
Charle
Vanessa!

This is a great, great contest !!!

Keep up the good work, Claire (C:

Anonymous said...

CHARLE is definetly my favorite. She is super cute and seems like a really sweet girl. I love, love, love the dress that she is wearing.

Kari said...

It looked like all the girls knew what worked for their body and played up their assets. The yall deserved to be on the list :) But Lovette as definitely holding it down!! She made classic looks work and had splashes of fashion divinity (those pumps! I'm drooling) that showed that she's a true fashion-head. She gets my vote.

Anonymous said...

Latrice
Charle
Shanae

Anonymous said...

CHARLE is SLAMMING! her style is funky, exciting,and youthful. and best of all its her. you dont get a since of her putting airs or trying to hard. she looks so comfortable in her own skin. YAY!

Anonymous said...

Charle's style is sweet. It is original and looks reflective of her. She wears her art and knows what looks good.

jennifer said...

Charle!!
Then Joy + Latrice

But I can't get over her cute nerdy outfit and then that gorgeous vintage dress.

Anonymous said...

Love what your doing with the Blog Clair I absoultely positively love Chiriga's style and swag hands down shes embodies it the most.

suigenerisboutique.com said...

love this contest!
ok, all the ladies are flyy ... give me a minute to decide.
brb

Marleaux said...

WOW, so many fly entries. I'll have to go with Charle. I love her dress, and the short paired with the booties; I haven't seen that look work on any1 yet... Joy would be my second though.

Anonymous said...

Chiriga still is mostly def. dope i love how casual but stylish she looks .. def comfy n fab. Her style comes across effortless n i love that .. Def TOP in my book...

AmberJ said...

All of these ladies got mad style!
1. Charle
2. Joy
3. Shaunya

Daren said...

I'm interested in Keenda, big up to Toronto.. also noted she only posted one outfit

Badical said...

i would def. pick Charle. great style and diversified style ranging sassy to classy.
Then I would say...Sade and Renata
so
1. Charle
2. Sade
3. Renata

Anonymous said...

Charle from New Orleans in that sweet little dress.

Anonymous said...

It is most certainly about Charle. I love her!
heart, Racylacy

It Is Written said...

Claire,
I LOVED Joy! She definitely knew how to put on all those layers in a very fashionable manner.

Then Charle - she seems to have fun with her look.

And Sade...I can't get over that Bishop sleeved dress she had on!

wild cowgirl said...

great way to show love...
these women look great!

Anonymous said...

Charle!

LeslyNichel said...

CHARLE'!....very chic. . its exactly what this fashion ruled country needs.

Anonymous said...

Go Keenda!

sunshine said...

Yellow Yellow Yellow...

Lovin' SADE's Sweater & Keenda's Dress!

2 Votes!

Anonymous said...

Hi Claire

Let me first give a shout to Nelly, who put me on about the site.
I think the contest is dope because there are lot of people who live for fashion and live regular lives.
so let the best girl win my favorite is the one that dresses 'for cheap' she's from brooklyn and she letting the ladies kow, you could look good and doe cheap.
shout out to her, and claire start showing the brothers some love on your site we get busy too.
ok my last thing, Jay Z is on the cover of the new xxl magazine with HOT ASS shades, but i can't seem to find out the name of them, can you help brother out???
hit me up at dulizzy@gmail.com
later

Aisha said...

My vote - Cheap Style Diva!...looking fab for less!

Anonymous said...

All the ladies are FABULOUS!!

But I vote for:

1. Joy
2. Sade
3. Lovette

Anonymous said...

Charle 4 Lyfe

Shopalicious! said...

Definitely Joy from London! She looks fantastic!

Nikki Porche'r said...

I'ma go with Joy & Charle! Loving both of them

Pretty Girl said...

I liked the first girls style, Joy from London and the college student Latrice.

Anonymous said...

Im going to go with Keenda cute & simple and great color for the season

gemini said...

Keenda's style is DEFINITELY sassy yet classy!!! I love how she can turn something cheap into a FAB ensemble with the use of accessories. YOU GO GIRL!!! =)

Justin Timberlake said...

I would have to say Keenda is definitely bring sexy back! You go girl!!!

najahf said...

I think all of them are really on point. my votes are:
latrice
sade
charle
and joy as an honorable mention.
good luck ladies!

Nenna said...

I'm absolutely LOVIN' Joy's outfit. Finally, a beautiful black, natural sister doing her thing...and in London at that! The earthy brown tones go a long way to highlight your skin tone, and I absolutely adore the contemporary, yet classy look of your cape paired with brown leather leggings and chocolate suede boots. Amazing!

De La Jamila said...

wow, i am getting so inspired.
i am really liking shanae from canada's style, it is so similar to what I would wear.
and joy from england is rocking that bag and those leather leggings!

Anonymous said...

CHARLE!!!!!!!!!! seriously the best on this site, did you see those Marc Jacobs heels she was wearing in her last photo? A-Mazing

Anonymous said...

Sade I love that dress.You must tell me where you purchased.. My vote goes for Sade

Socialyte said...

I vote for Chiriga. I've seen her out before and she definitely has style.. but everyone is fabulous in their own right.

Anonymous said...

Sade

Anonymous said...

Charle
Charle
and
CHARLE

Anonymous said...

Keenda, love the belt!

Keem said...

Sade rocks my socks!!!
Gosh I'd love to be friends with her... *Daydreams*

BnB said...

Keenda - Those boots and the belt, I love accessories!
Lovette - The touch of gold in the shoes and on the shirt!
Anitra - Again those boots!

May said...

Hmmm.... after thinking about it, I have to vote for Chiriga from NYC. I love her style and would love to have more info on her boutique.

all the other ladies were gorgeous as well but something about Chiriga, especially the white dress. Loves it!

Anonymous said...

We have to choose?!! Not fair, all the girls are fly. But since a choice has to be made i`ll go for Joy, Shanae (yeah Canada, I'm currently living in Canada) & Lovette. But I gotta get a "soon to be famous" tee! All dem girls are fieerce (waving my finger like Tyra mrJay and Miss J.)

Anonymous said...

My vote (in this exact order) is:


1.) Chiriga

2.) Shanae

3.) Sade

Anonymous said...

That Charle bitch is smokin' fine. I think she should be America's next top model.

Anonymous said...

All I gotta say is Keenda is working that outfit! Show off those boots girl. Like Jessica Simpson says..."THESE BOOTS ARE GONNA WALK ALL OVER YOU!!!

brown suga said...

Keenda's outfit is SOOOO sweeeeeet it can cause cavities...yeah baby!

herbs n' spice said...

sugar and spice and everything nice describes Keenda's outfit to a tee!

Anonymous said...

Charle from New Orleans!

Anonymous said...

1 - Sade
2 - Charle
3 - Team Cincinnati (my hometown, that Nasty Nati! :D )

Anonymous said...

Chiriga
Sade
Joy

In order of preference :)

x

Anonymous said...

charle!
chirgia!

Anonymous said...

Charle!

Anonymous said...

Chiriga gets my vote.

May said...

... By the way, I love the coat Joy from London is wearing. Charle's dress with the lace (I think) details is also hot. And Latrice is killing them... but my vote stands for Chiriga... again, I would love to know where that boutique is she owns. I just hope it fits the college student budget.

Anonymous said...

1)Chiriga
2)Sade
3)Latrice

Anonymous said...

Lovette, definitely. I love those shoes and she makes it all look effortless!

Anonymous said...

CHRIGA!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

My vote is mos definitely for Chiriga

Chic$tylez Personal Shopping said...

Shaunya (chic and fly)
Latrice (soon to be fabulous, OKAY?!)
and the twins

They all are equally chic but those are my favs. Good luck

Niesha said...

LaTrice and Joy are ultimately FAB!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love thier "I got up and didn't try too hard to be sexy" look. They reminds me of myself, hehehe. The other girls were really fashionable too.

toi said...

These are my favs


Latrice her style is young and hip and she brings alot of energy with her clothes.

Shauna i like her idea on style. It's all about the look not the price tag is what i tell everyone.

Sade her style resembles my own. I love that she uses classic pieces and adds accessories to make it her own.


Chiriga
Great urban chic style. b/ she also knows how to dress it up very well rounded.

Jamie from Rural Glamour said...

My picks are:
Chiriga
Lovette
Latrice

the Diva wore Vintage said...

Some of these votes prove that the death of fashion is imminent

kirah said...

Joy, Shanae and Latrice are my faves. But I love all of he ladies' looks. Biggup to y'all. I gotta give an honorable mention to all my fellow students who participated. Fly students all the way!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Claire,

Lovin how the T dot(Toronto) ladies represent !! My top three faves are

1) Shanae
2) Chiriga
3) Keenda

Good luck ladies !!

Nikki

Anonymous said...

I DEF HAVE TO VOTE FOR CHIRIGA FROM NYC... I LOVE HER STYLE AND DIFFERENT LOOKS! DEF A CUTIE ALSO. CHIRIGA IS THE BOMB. BBC BABY

Taylor said...

My top 3 are
Charle
Ora
Renata

Anonymous said...

Charle
Joy
Latrice

Anonymous said...

Shanae! Go T-Dot!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Great!

Anonymous said...

Chiriga is ridiculous!!! Her style amazing!!! She gets my vote 100%

Anonymous said...

Chiriga,
You look fabulous! Your style is fresh. Keep it up girl!!!!!

Good Luck!!!

Anonymous said...

Chiriga by far!!! Good Luck girl!

Anonymous said...

J'adore Chiriga from NYC!

Anonymous said...

The vintage accessories simple tops the scarves!!! I like the simplicity of it all!! The white dress is amazing by the way!

Lauren said...

Chiriga's where its at!

Anonymous said...

chiriga's where its at!

Anonymous said...

im going to go with Chiriga,then Chiriga and oh did I say chiriga

Tad said...

Chiriga, You already know!!! Tad Martin, Give & Go and the BBC is all riding with you, baby girl! She is hands down the flyest sista in NYC!!!

Anonymous said...

Chiriga all the way - NYC represent

Marvelous Mo said...

Ummm....the white dress, simple top & a scarf..topping it off with vintage accessories? LOVE IT!! Chiriga has cool flavor. Don't need too many things to make a statement. Chiriga has it all down pat.

Anonymous said...

Chiriga definately did it for me on style it seems organic-and effortless looks gr8

ESQUIRE.... said...

my vote is for Chiriga... im diggin her whole style.. u can tell she has a real fashion sense bout things.. she not just 1 dimensional ya dig.. she got different aspects of fashion down...

Carly said...

I'm voting for Charle. She lent me her hat once, and I made a shrine for it.

Charle!

Tanasia said...

NUMBER ONE PICK SADE, HANDS DOWN!!!

Anonymous said...

I vote Chiriga (NY)!!