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Friday, November 28, 2008

Mail Bombs Lite: Rocsi's 106 & Park Heels, Rihanna's Gucci Dress, and Keri's Military Coat!

Thanksgiving is over, but Mail Bombs are still poppin!
I know most of y'all are already AT the mall, so I'll keep this short and sweet!
First Mhel was wondering about Rocsi's hot heels:
She says, "Can you tell me who they are by and where I can buy them??"
Rocsi is wearing these Balenciaga Fall 2008 d’Orsay stilettos:
Seems this collection was quite popular amongst Fashion Bomb fashionistas, as Ciara was identified wearing their Escarpin Booties in this Mail Bombs Post. Find your pair at
Next Megan says, "I wanted to know if you could find the designer of this dress??"
Of course at her Unicef Gucci event, Ri Ri is wearing Gucci...
The Spring 2009 gown was first modeled by Chanel Iman no less! Who rocked it better?
Alexis B from Washington D.C. says, "I wanted to know where I could find a coat like the one Keri Hilson wore to the Dirty Awards..."
"... It looks great and perfect for the brisk DC weather!"
It does! Reader Myranda wrote in and informed me that Keri is in fact wearing this Soldier Girl Coat in Grey:
...get it for only $83 at Fashion Bomb sponsor!
Next, in a Male Mail Bomb, Hajah says, "I was wondering if you could PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me. Lance Gross did a photoshoot with Derek Blanks and he has on a brown leather jacket..."
"...He looks great and I want to send this jacket to my brother for Christmas who is actually in the army in Iraq. Please help!"
Lance's stylist Staci wrote in saying, "His Jacket is Dolce & Gabanna. Lance told me several people have been in search for it. Lance had me do a search on the D&G website and that particular jacket is no longer available!" Lance is looking out!!! Anyway, try these jackets for a similar look:

1. 7 For All Mankind Men's Leather Bomber Jacket, $675. 2. Daniele Alessandrini Dark Brown Leather Jacket, $945. 3. Guess Payant Leather Jacket, $298. 4. Collection Privee Leather Outerwear, $944. 5. Benjamin Bixby Leather Varsity Jacket, $959.
Lastly, in an addendum to this Look for Less post, we found that Regina Hall is wearing these Sam Edelman $135 Whitely Ankle Boots in Pewter...

...get 'em at
That does it!
Hope you've all recovered from your turkey coma and are hitting the malls in style!
I've got a bit of work today, so let me get down to business.

Friday Video Fun

Do y'all have personal anthems? Q-Tip's "Vivrant Thing" has been one of mine for years.

The lyrics and video are hot, but the beat is just bananas. (Confession: I sometimes bump this when I'm trying on clothes at home or getting ready to go out. I think everyone has at least one of those jams!).
FYI: Q-Tip 's new album, The Renaissance, is a banger.
Hope you all had a fabulous, fashionable Thankgiving!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I saw this image's slightly offensive, yet I can't help myself:
Enjoy the turkey, corn bread, mashed potatoes, lasagna, peas & rice, ham....oh my mouth is watering!
I'm grabbing dinner with a few expat friends.
The Fashion Bomb will be back in lite form on Friday, so you can all make time for Black Friday Shopping.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Jourdan Dunn: Model of the Year

Jourdan Dunn took home the Model of the Year award last night at the British Fashion Council's Annual Ceremony:
At just 18, the young Brit has scored the cover of Italian Vogue, several print campaigns, and made news as the first black model to stomp for Prada since Naomi Campbell 15 years earlier! Snaps for bringing it home! Let's hope she continues skyward, and doesn't end up like her.
Psst In other model news, NY Mags whispers that lithe mannequin Sessilee Lopez is boo'ed up with style czar Kanye West! Kanye does have good taste...

Thanksgiving Week in Chic: Gabrielle, Christina, Meagan and more!

Hey Y'all,
Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and I'm sure a lot of you are heading home soon for the holidays (if you haven't already). I just moved to Paris, so I'm going to hang around here and eat an extra pain au chocolat for you! Since a lot of you won't be checking in, I'm giving you this week in chic a bit early:

Happy Turkey Day:)

Vanessa and Angela Simmons Bring Pastry to London

The Simmons sisters hit up a party on my side of the pond to celebrate their Pastry line:

The Simmons' style game is on point, but sneakers are just not my thing.
Do you rock Pastry kicks?

6 Cute Clutches Under $20

The holiday party season is officially here, and clutches are a must-have for the festive fashionista. You don't have to go broke, though--tote your goodies in any of these stylish steals!

1. Red Satin Envelope Clutch, $20 2. Color-Block Satin Clutch, $13 3. Lux Sequin Clutch, $18 4. Metallic Bow Clutch, $20 5. Foldover Metal Mesh Clutch, $13 6. Port Hole Clutch, $17

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Le Sport Sac Store Opening in New York

LeSportsac is opening a brand new New York City flagship store today at 118 Greene Street in Soho:
Stop in and pick up a few cute totes for your next trip!

Look for Less: Regina Hall

Want Regina Hall's Cadillac Records Red Carpet look?
It's easy to pull off with these high and low priced picks:
1.Mossimo® Silver Ruche Patent Clutch, $20. 2. Foley & Corinna Arm Candy Clutch, $365. 3. BCBG Black Stretch Jersey Draped Wrap dress, $100. 4. Katy Toggle Bootie, $132. 5. Pour La Victoire Women's Amber Bootie, $220.

Random: We love Rihanna's style, but do we love her music?

Last night, as a friend was marveling at the many instances of Rihanna on the Fashion Bomb, I thought to myself: Rih-Rih is a certified fashionista, which merits her frequent glances on TFB:
But style aside, do we love her music?
Umbrella was a hot hit, but do we bump her CD? I can't think of one song of hers I'd need in heavy rotation.
Sasha Fierce on the other hand...
...the hits go back for years:

5 Cozy Sweaters under $50

Baby it's cold outside!
Stay cozy and cute with these 5 sweaters under $50:

1. Amalia Striped U Neck Cardigan, $39.50. 2. Express Long Cowl Neck Sweater, $39.50. 3. H81 Wide Ribbed Cardigan, $24.50. 4. J.Crew Merino Tartine Cardigan, $30. 5. Silence & Noise Horse Intarsia Sweater, $35.

Adriana's Life: TJ Maxx Boston Trip

It's not every day you get to go behind the scenes of one of your favorite stores, and I got to do it for TWO days last week in Boston when I traveled to find out all about......T.J. Maxx!

The noted treasure trove for stylistas gathered members of the fashion blogosphere to chat about the awesome new things they're doing and dispel some of the myths about off-price retailing.Many shoppers still assume that Maxx only sells irregular/damaged goods when, actually, that's less than 5% of their stock. A lot of their merchandise is even in department stores at the same time it's at T.J.'s, like the above Betsey Johnson bag (which goes for $20 less at Maxx!). I also got to preview some of what's on tap for spring shoe-wise...and check out some of their current fall accessories!Now, while they can't advertise which brands they carry, I can give you the scoop that LaRok, Catherine Malandrino, and Alvin Valley were among the many hot labels on the racks. In addition, Maxx's new boutique within-the-store, The Runway, carries high-end labels such as Alberta Ferretti, Moschino, and Allesandro Dell'Acqua. Now for the best part...


T.J. Maxx and The Fashion Bomb are offering $25 gift cards to each of the first two readers who can correctly guess which outfit in each picture is the department store Splurge and which is the T.J. Maxx Steal! Let's get to it:
Is the Steal or Splurge outfit option a or b?! (click on the photos for close-ups)
Steal or Splurge #1Steal or Splurge #2Steal or Splurge #3E-mail with your guesses--winners will be announced on Monday, December 1!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Miss Jay's New Book!

The New York Observer reports that fierce runway coach Miss J is writing a book called Follow the Model: Miss J's Guide to Unleashing Presence, Poise, and Power:
According to the article, the book promises to include "inspiring advice, life lessons, and self-esteem coaching for all women," punctuated by Mr. Alexander's "colorful anecdotes."
The guide should hit bookstores in Fall '09 coinciding with the debut of his and Jay Manuel's new show, Operation Fabulous.
This might be a cute read. Will you invest?

Net-A-Porter Sale!!!

Log onto for a major sale on some of your favorite brands!
If I had gold bars under my bed, I'd melt them down and buy these beauties:
PhotobucketTop Row: Vanessa Bruno Pleat Front Skirt, $253. Couture Couture Ruffle Front Dress, $750. Tracy Reese Printed Blouse, $100; Bottom Row: Christian Lacroix Large bow shoe boots, $260. Christian Louboutin New Simple Pumps, $474. Chloe Cyndi leather tote, $1,320.
There are a few deals in the mix. Find yours at

Online Search for the Next Southpole Model!!

Premiere Streetwear Brand Southpole is launching their first online model competition, searching for male and female models to star in their 2009 advertising campaign!
If you're an aspiring model, and think you have what it takes, log onto or to enter and learn contest rules.

Hot or Hmm: American Music Awards

Fashion Bomb celebs were out and about this weekend, peppering the red carpet of the American Music Awards in Los Angeles:
Pretty Brit Leona Lewis stunted in a champagne colored cocktail that literally sparkled under the lights:
...she rarely does wrong, and this night she was definitely Hot!
Fashionista Rihanna also represented in a new edgy haircut, offset by a frothy frock... first glance she looks hot, but something about the asymmetric hem in the front makes me go Hmm...
Alicia Keys looks positively lovely in a one shouldered navy gown...
...I must say, I love the color, and the silver sequins and accessories are hot!
Toccara opted for a Betty Grable-esque hairstyle and polka dot dress...
...patterns are quite a bold choice for a red carpet event. Hmm, perhaps this would've been better suited for another occasion...
The Queen went for liquid metallic flair...
...the color is great, but the material...hmm...
And cutie Jordin Sparks was scintillating in yellow...
...the dress is cute enough. The red hair extensions make me go Hmm.
The guys represented as well, with Ne-Yo rocking a Hot! brown suit...
The Dream representing for the A and showing fellas how to dress up a pair of jeans...
Fashion Bomb friend Kanye West looking a bit jet lagged and confused with a fur tail accessory and exotic print hat...
And cutie Chris Brown taking home the men's style award in a hot leather jacket and bowtie:

What do you think?

Real Style: Paris Bercy

So as you know, last week I went to the Kanye West/Roots concert at Paris' Bercy stadium:
I hoped the city's finest would come out for the event, so I hung around outside the venue beforehand to see if I could find some Real Style.
These ladies were cool enough to pose:
They were concert ready in comfy sneakers, skinny jeans, and sweaters. I also didn't mind the New York Yankees hat mixed in with the updated berets.
These young men struck me with their b-boy stance...
The young man on the left has a bold hairstyle, and homie on the right keeps it cool with a pair of headphones.
And I loved diva on the right's colorful earrings...
....and appreciated her friend's laid back Chucks Taylors!
I also went backstage and captured a bit of Real Style:

*Listen to Melanie's tunes at!