Trend Alert: One Shoulder Necklines
Blow kisses over that bare shoulder

Big on the runways of Fall 09 and Spring 2010 were one shoulder or asymmetrical necklines. Dresses and tops were popping up everywhere in designers' collections like Micheal Kors, Donna Karan, and Lela Rose just to name a few. This subtle but sexy silhouette is a great way to show a little skin if you are not totally confortable with showing any other body part. A shoulder can never to be too fat or too skinny. The one shoulder neckline screams, look at me, I'm sexy and seductive but not slutty. Far from being a new trend, it's defintely one that has returned for fashion lovers for this season as well as for Spring 2010.
We love Actress Kaley Cuoco's cobalt one shoulder piece. It's definitely a sweet and sexy look for her.
Kim Kardashian loves this trend. She's definitely a repeat offender of the one shoulder neckline.
Here are a few other Fab chicks donning the one shoulder trend.

Runway Looks

Fall 2009: Gucci, Jill Sander, Micheal Kors, Calvin Klien

Spring 2010: Jason Wu, L.A.M.B., Emilio Pucci, Requiem

So for your next photo opt, be Fab in a one shoulder neckline dress or top and give the cameraman that hollywood glance over the shoulder for your glamour shot while blowing kisses. Check out some great options from conservative to attention grabbing looks.

The trend in tops:

Arden B $28, Top Shop $65, French Connection $128

The trend in dresses:

Azzaro $1270, Diane von Furstenberg $345, Ashish $895


Fashion Night Out... AGAIN!

If you were one of the few people that didn't get to participate in Fashion's Night Out this year well you missed out. It was a great time had by all that were out for the festivities in the name of fun and fashion. What beats, free drinks, food, and fashion? Well those that missed out will get another opportunity next year to partake in the festivities again. And those that were able to enjoy the night of Sept. 10, 2009 well, let's all do it all over!
“I think that when the partners planned the first one, it was pretty clear that it was going to be successful, but until we hit the streets that night, I don’t think we knew the extent of the success,” CFDA executive director Steven Kolb said. “As it went into the nights and days after, during fashion week, we talked to all the participants, and there wasn’t one person who didn’t immediately ask when we were going to do this again.” -WWD
Who's ready?


Fab Chick: Teyanna Taylor
Lipgloss Line-"Dope Lips"

Teyana Talylor released some Fab looking photos on twitter today for her upcoming lip gloss line "Dope Lips". Every Fab Chick loves a great lip gloss. So we can't wait to see if these actually measure up to their self proclaimed dopeness. So far there isn't a release date for the glosses. So we'll have to wait and see just how dope these glosses are.
Check out a couple more pics from her shoot here.

PS: We are definitely loving the statement cocktail rings she's wearing in these photos. Fab Chick Approved!


Fab Chick: Mary J Blige
MJB Center For Women

Mary J. Blige and Gucci cut the ribbon for a ceremony in the opening of the Mary J. Blige Center For Women in Yonkers, NY today. It's always a great thing to see Fab Chicks using their celebrity to do good work!


Fab Chick : Paula Patton
Giant Magazine Cover

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The new cover of Giant Magazine will be graced by the beautiful and fab actress Paula Patton, wife of R&B singer Robin Thicke. You may remember her role as Angel Davenport in Idlewild as Andre 3000's love interest, or in Déjá Vu along side Denzel Washington. If you haven't see her in any of those movies, surely you've seen her on red carpets looking amazing.

We're definitely looking forward to her role in the critically acclaimed Precious, based on the novel “Push” by Sapphire”. Movie in theaters next month, November 6th. They're saying she might be the next Halle Berry. Hmm. Both Fab Chicks in our book, but what do you guys think? Check out some of the FAB shots from her cover story for the Winter 09 issue.


Tom Ford
Launching Women's Collection

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Aren't we excited about Tom Ford returning back to women's wear? The once Gucci head designer is getting ready to launch his Women's line. No exact date has been released as everything is still in the beginning stages, but there are talks that we could see something as early as 2010.
It's unclear if Ford's new womenswear line will come with stores of its very own. But if they do, they ought to be the antithesis of Tom Ford's men's stores, the bastion of all things fine and manly, from Scotch (or the liquor of your choice) to walking sticks to $9,240 fur boots to $990 jeans with real gold buttons. We're not quite sure what the ladies' version of that is, but we're imagining red velvet on the walls, embellished long cigarette holders, possibly hookahs, a walk-in vodka freezer, and denim shorts that show juuuuuust the right amount of ass cheek.
So Fab Chick keep your fingers crossed!


Fab Chick: Closet Tips
Maximize Your Closet Space

How many times have you brought something new home, got ready to hang it in your closet and realized that there's no more hanging space? What about when you're looking for your favorite pair of jeans and there's just way too much in the closet to get to them?

Closet space is definitely something many of us have complained about. We all say we could use more room. This short video provides some helpful tips to help maximize your closet space. It can be as simple as using the right hangers. In our own need to gain more closet room, we found that the ones used and described in the clip were very helpful.

Since many of us aren't able to have that dream closet like Mariah Carey a la MTV Cribs back in the day, these tips will at least help. I'm sure any Fab Chick would love to gain more space in her closet for those special purchases, and of course more shoes. Hey, there's always rooms for one more piece right? Well these tips make it all possible.

Check out Mariah's closet if you happened to have forgotten.


Fab Chick: Monica Performance
1st Annual Noble Awards

Monica took a different style approach this weekend for her appearance and performance for the 1st Annual Noble Awards in Beverly HIlls. Fab Chick Laila Ali was also in attendance to receive an award on behalf of the Women's Sports Foundation. Check out more pics from the events.
We love Monica in this form fitting draped mid-length violet dress.


4th Annual Black Girls Rock! Awards

Yesterday was the 4th Annual Black Girls Rock! Awards in NYC. It's an annual event held in honor of outstanding women of color. The 2009 honorees included Mary J. Blige Raven Symone, Naomi Campbell, Janelle Monae and many more. The event was hosted by Fab Chicks Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross we must say both looked great.
The BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards show serves as the premiere fundraising event for BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc., a nonprofit youth empowerment mentoring organization founded by celebrity DJ, Beverly Bond. Grammy Award winner and founder of FFAWN, Mary J. Blige will be receiving the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Icon” Award. Singer, model and award winning actress Queen Latifah will be honored with the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Rock Star” Award. Trailblazer, entrepreneur, & actress Raven-Symoné will be taking home the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Young, Gifted, and Black” Award. Supermodel and fashion Icon, Naomi Campbell will be receiving the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Fashionista” Award. The BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Who’s Got Next” Award will go to urban-alternative singer, songwriter, Wondaland Arts Society/Atlantic recording artist Janelle Monáe. Award-winning poet, playwright and activist Dr. Sonia Sanchez will be receiving the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Living Legend” Award. The BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Community Service” Award will be given to TruthAIDS founder, activist and White House Fellow, Dr. Mehret Mandefro. Inspirational speaker, author, and television personality Iyanla Vanzant will be taking home the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Shot Caller” Award.
Check out a few of the other Fab Chicks that were in attendance.


Fab Chick: New Video-Queen Latifah Ft. Missy
Fast Car

Here's a new video from Queen Latifah for her single "Fast Car". She looks great in the video, but how do we feel about this song? Hmmmmmm


Keep A Child Alive
6th Annual Black Ball

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Tonight was the 6th Annual Black Ball for "Keep A Child Alive" foundation hosted by Alicia Keys. Iman, Queen Latifah, Kerry Washington, Halle Berry, were just a few Fab Chicks in attendances. Check out a few more pics from the event.


Fab Chick Trend Alert: Menswear Chic
Flat Oxford Shoes

One shoe trend that's trickling over into this fall season is the menswear inspired flat oxford shoe. We're taking everything out of our guy's closets, their jeans, and their blazers. And now we're drawing inpsiration from their shoes. For a day of running around, instead of a sneaker or a ballet flat, an oxford shoe can provide a little more of a polished look. Think english men.
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This season many shoe retailers have come out with great versions of the "man's shoe". There are a variety of hues, textures and styles available. Wingtips have been made to be cute, and ladylike dispite the manly origins. Instead of the classic black and white, they've gotten girlie with browns, pinks, and even metallics. Here are a few options at different price points.


(L to R): Esquivel Juliana $595, Maloles $455, Christian Louboutin $595


(L to R): Hassia $275, Pour La Victoire $226, J Crew $225


(L to R): Jeffrey Campbell $109, Joy & Alexandre Herchovitch $100, Steve Madden $99.95

The key to pulling of the oxford flat works the same as any other menswear inspired look. It's best to keep the rest of you look feminine. It's always safe to not go full on menswear if you aren't sure. So try those boyfriend shoes one for size.


Fab Chick: Mary J Blige
Stepping Out & Stepping Up

Mary J. Blige performed yesterday at the Stepping Out & Stepping Up awards dinner in NYC given by the New York Women’s Foundation.
The Stepping Up Award is presented to New Yorkers who serve as role models and demonstrate courageous leadership, vision and commitment to women and girls as individuals and as a couple.
We love Mary J's Christian Louboutins. Very Fab! Check out her red carpet look.