This week on The Social B. Show, Sydney B. sat with friends Traci Burton, Chelsea Phillips, Matt Bracey, and Daniel Hamilton and discussed how beauty kills. Before she could get deep into discussion with the you know she couldn’t forget this week’s hot topics on The Sting. Be sure to check out the entire episode and let us know what you think. Always remember… B. Honest. B. Humble. B. YOU!
Your fashion should be like a barbed-wire fence…serving its purpose without obstructing the view!
Detroit is known as the birthplace of many things, and it appears that the city has taken on a new interest in the industry of fashion!
WALK was created to add to the emerging fashion industry in Detroit. Proving it self to be worthy enough to compare to New York fashion week as it sweeps the nation with it’s one of a kind shows. As their successful relationships with various modeling agencies and buyers across the company grows so does their company, making it the largest fashion show in the Midwest!
This weekend I had the pleasure of hosting the Red Carpet for the WALK 11 Fashion Show at the Garden Theater in Detroit. Not only was this a wonderful experience and successful show, but the energy that radiated throughout the room was grand as well! Watching as the original designs of designers from across the world, and yes I mean the world, grace the runway was a great Saturday night treat!
Celebrity designer, Stevie Boi, who has appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine and has had his shades rocked by some of the industry’s hottest artist like Madonna and Miguel, also showcased his SB Shades collection.
As the fall approaches, its time to switch from summer drab to fall fab! The fashion focus this fall will be western fashions, cozy knits, over-size coats, a resurgence of 60s fashions, and trendy sneakers. So let’s get started…
1. Getty up cowboy! Or should I say cowgirl? A chic all black ensemble topped with a super cute cowboy hat will really give you that edgy look you’ve been looking for. So bring on the rodeo and show off your best Western look.
2. It’s a sock for your neck, better known as a turtleneck. Now I’m sure you’re probably already turned off by the fact that it’s a turtleneck, but no worries! Designers have made these extreme turtlenecks a lot more trendy to match your needs. Not to mention the fact that they keep you warm. With there being so many styles it’s almost impossible for anyone not to find the right one just for them.
3. The larger the coat the warmer you’ll be. If this past winter taught me anything, it’s to simply bundle up. Over-sized coats are becoming so much more trendy. To save a little extra money when buying one try shopping at the outlet stores. This is a perfect time to find a nice heavy duty coat at a reasonable price. This fall/winter they’ll definitely come in handy when you’re trying to hide those few extra pounds. The bigger the coat the better!
4. A blast from the past is what I like to call this trend. Mini skirts, knee-high boots, and retro accessories are making a statement this season. Let’s cal it yesteryear because the 60s are swinging back in major way. A mini skirt paired with a sassy bodysuit and a pair of chic knee-high boots will surely have you turning heads when you walk-by.
5. Finally, ladies you can finally give your feet a break from those six-inch pumps and switch to the comfy sneakers. I don’t know how you ladies did it with wearing heels almost everyday, but kudos to you.
Lucky for your feet, designers have declared sneakers the footwear of the season. Make sure they’re trendy and compliment your outfit well.
Well that’s all I have for you today! Here’s a great fashion quote that I would like to leave you with: Oscar de la Renta said, “Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable, style is more about being yourself.”
Have you ever been invited to a wedding, but didn’t know what to wear? Or maybe you were over or under dressed for the wedding depending on the formalities?
With the help of David’s Bridal, I’m going to help you decipher the Do’s and Don’ts of what is appropriate attire for weddings based on the time of day. So let’s get started!
First, let’s begin with the breakdown of what’s appropriate for the right time of day:
Informal Daytime: Short dress or suit. Business attire is OK for morning weddings. Informal Evening: A nice cocktail dress will do which is any dressier dress, for example, a little black dress that’s not full-length. Semi-Formal Daytime: Short dress or suit Semi-formal Evening: Cocktail dress Formal Daytime: Short dress or suit. Formal Evening or Black-Tie: Long or dressy short cocktail (beading, glam accessories, wrap) Ultra-formal or White Tie: Long gown, extra glitz. Your furs and diamonds need to say faux or costume jewelry as most will not have.
Now let’s explore the Dos and Don’ts:
1. If you have to ask if it’s appropriate, it probably isn’t. Do use good judgment if the invitation doesn’t specify the formality of the event.
2. Don’t wear white because it competes with the bride. There are plenty of other colors available. This rule may seem outdated, but it’s actually just good etiquette to not compete with the bride on her special day.
3. Anything too sparkly will make you look overdressed. Don’t wear black or sequins during the daytime.
4. Don’t worry about wearing the same colors as the bridesmaids or mothers. You can’t possibly coordinate with everyone in the wedding party.
5. Club wear, overtly sexy clothing such as strapless, see-through, and more, does not belong at a wedding. A pastel suit or soft floral dress for daytime or a little black dress for evening, after 6 p.m., will take you almost anywhere.
6. Casual can mean a pretty sundress like for a coastal or beach wedding, but rarely means something as sloppy as jeans or shorts.
Well, that’s all I have for you today. Here’s a great fashion quote that I would like to leave you with: Coco Chanel said “Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions”.
Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. The difference between style and fashion is quality! Here are a few of my favorite fashion decision making tips from myself and The Budget Fashionista:
Know What Looks Good On You: Although it may look good on the hanger that does not mean that it will look nice on you. Don’t just buy an item because you love the price. If you don’t like the way it looks, it will never come out of the closet. Be honest with yourself about your body; it will save you time and money.
Practice the Cost per Wear Formula: The price reflects the price not the actual value of the item. So ask yourself how much will you actually wear the item? This formula helps you to assess its value. To achieve that value you must:
Divide the cost of the item by the number of times you’ll actually wear it in a given period. For example a $100 shirt worn 20 times has a CPW of $5. Your goal is to shoot for a CPW of less than $3.
70/30 Rule: 70% of your closet should be classic pieces, 30% trendy pieces. Aim to spend as less on the trendy pieces because they have a short lifespan.
Well that’s all I have for your today! Here is a great fashion quote that I would like to leave you with: Donatella Versace said, “The three biggest mistakes are cheap suits, shoes, and shirts. Spend your money on something good”.