We should all do what we can, no matter how small to help those less fortunate. Will you be helping out this holiday season?
If spending $1200+ is too much for you, get a comparable look with a pair of Boutique 9's 'Siaka' for a mere $225. These are definitely a steal in comparison to the Louboutins. Who doesn't love a look for less?
Here's one of our favorite Sade records:
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Where will you be heading? Perhaps the mandatory office holiday party where you'll have to schmooze it up with your boss. Or maybe the cocktail shindig the guy you're dating invited you to, to show you off to his colleagues and friends. And we must not forget the champagne popping night of New Years Eve where you and your girls head to the club to party to Prince's 1999.
Where ever you end up celebrating the holidays, one thing's for sure is, you have to be FAB!
For the office parties we recommend keeping with your usual corporate demeanor and dress. You don't want to stand out amongst you peers in the wrong way. Try pairing your regular suiting with a camisole that sparkles or in a vibrate color. The key to vamping up your everyday suit is how you accessorize. Shoes are key! Allow you shoes and accessories to really take your regular day look up a few notches.
Cocktail parties are great for bringing out that cute little sparkly number you've been dying to wear. It's best to choose a length that is appropriate. Too short will have you looking like you are ready to work the corner, and too long can make you look dowdy and matronly. Two description you definitely don't want. A mid-thigh length will have your guy complimenting how sexy you look all night without his friends wondering what strip joint he picked you up from. Keep in mind the weather during this time of the year. We recommend adding a cute jacket or blazer that works well with you dress. Feel free to add tights. Tights when worn with short skirts and dress create a slimming effect and can elongate you.
Stay tuned for our holiday make-up run down with Mac make-up artist Jihanne as she gives us a few tips on how to get out day looks night time ready.
When it comes to controversial artists, Amerie's name is usually no where on that list. Aside from seeing her front row at fashion shows looking fab or making appearances to promote her album, she manages to keep her name clean. If you are wondering who the 30 year old is dating these days, you might want to focus on something else. It doesn't look like she'll be giving up that info any time soon. She prefers to keep quiet about her personal life. And rightfully so, who could blame her in today's social media overload.
The singer recently released her fourth album, "In Love & War" under her own label. Who knew the Fab Chick was boss lady for her own label under Def Jam called Feenix Rising. You just got to love a Fab Chicks on the grind and Amerie is definitely showing signs of that! Honey Mag recently did an awesome photo shoot and interviewed the lovely singer. Head over to Honey Mag for the full interview as she discusses keeping her personal life private, her new album, and keeping in touch with her fans on twitter. Here's a snippet of that interview.
Amerie on relationships:
I think in general I’ve always pretty much had a good handle on what’s going on in a relationship. I’ve always trusted my intuition and I’ve always known that my intuition is right. Now whether I decide to go with that or not is a different story. But I always knew, and I tell women this all the time, intuition will never lead you astray. Never. We have it for a reason. But we choose to try and turn it down or try and turn it off. And that’s something that I’ve always known but it wasn’t until I got a little older that I learned to just listen to that, because I think we all hear it. Women, we always know what’s going on. Whether we choose to act on that is a different story. But I’ve just learned to just go with it. And that’s something I’ve definitely learned over time. If every woman would just go with it, we’d be so much better off. We all have a sixth sense. That’s why men think we’re so crafty sometimes but it’s like “Honey, its not that we are but we just don’t put it all on the table.” No guy can match that.Amerie on doing what she loves:
This is what I do, because I love entertainment and I love to be creative. I love making music. It allows me to be creative whether it’s through producing or whether it’s through writing because I write as well. But, you know, I just want to be seen as being creative but I also want to continue to love what I do. So for me, I always made a decision early on that I wouldn’t try to forget who I really am, that I wouldn’t try to just lose myself in everything. I’m not into secret marriages or big relationships for press and all those things. I’m into just doing me, being me and creating my music. And that’s it. People happen to take a picture of me walking around, that’s cool. None of those things bother me. As long as I don’t lose my sense of what’s real. Whatever that means, as long as I have my own sense of me then everything can just be put into perspective.
Check out more pics from her photo shoot.
If you forgot what the "Scream" video was like, let us refresh your memory.
Here's what she had to say about fashion and style:
“I think fashion should be fun and reflective of who you are. When you wear clothes you feel good in, it shows in everything you do. I know this guide will offer simple, practical tips to help anyone look fabulous.”We most definitely agree with her. She is after all a Fab Chick!
This is what she had to say about the line:
“I fell in love with the individuality of the pieces, but more than that, the words that were written on them really resonated with the songwriter in me,” said Keys. “I knew at that moment, for the first time, that through a whole other medium I would be able to spread inspiration and that’s what got me started.”Check out a preview of what's to come.
Keys said her mission is “to give people beautiful, unique pieces with messages that ignite them to find the best within” and that she has long wanted to get involved in accessories.
“Jewelry is a great first step,” said Keys, who recently started AK Worldwide, a company that will focus on her non musical endeavors. “I think accessories are exceptional, because it is a simple way for people to express their own style.”
Winter is all about letting your outwear express your inner personality and individual style. The days of wearing a boring black wool coat for every occasion are over. Don't get us wrong. There's nothing wrong with a basic black wool coat. In fact basics are good. Something classic is always needed in a Fab Chick's wardrobe. But in addition to that classic black wool coat, we recommend having a couple other styles and colors as well. No need to have 20 different coats, but an average of 3 will offer your wardrobe a bit of sensible variety.
Here are a few Fall/Winter 09 runway versions of some great coat styles and options to consider when choosing a coat:
L to R: Roland Mouret, Versace, Moschino
Color is always fun. Having a coat in a color is very playful and a great way to stand out amongst the crowd. It's definitely a cool way to add some vibrancy to your wardrobe.
Fab Tip: You don't need to match your coat with your clothing underneath. You don't want the color of your coat to fight with your outfit. Allow the coat in your color choice to stand out on it's own.
L to R: Issa, Marc Marc Jacobs, Alberta Ferretti
Just as color offers a bit of fun to your outwear choices, patterns will give you the same effect. Patterns also allow you to incorporate a few colors at a time. Go for a bold pattern or print this winter. Boring won't be a word to describe your coat.
Fab Tip: When it comes to patterns, try not to over do it. Refrain from wearing bottoms like skirts and pants with big patterns. If you do choose to wear an all over patterned look, keep the design simple and minimal. Just like wearing a bold color, allow for the patterned coat to stand out on its own. Unless you are feeling risky and can successfully pull off pattern/print mixing in the likes of Peter Som, we suggest keeping it simple! So on the safe side, leave the bold pattern mingling to the pros.
L to R: Junya Watanabe, Akris, Iceberg
Puffers are great for temperatures that are nearing below zero. When the elements begin to beat down on you and you need that extra warmth and protection, Puffers are perfect. Designers are creating looks for you to be ski slope chic daily. Every Fab Chick should own a variation of this style for those extra cold days in the snow.
Fab Tip: Invest in a Puffer that is insulated or downed so the primary function remains keeping you warm, unless your wearing strictly for fashion purposes. If so, it would be smart to purchase one that satisfies both of those needs.
L to R:Cynthia Steffe, The Gap, Y-3
Sporty coats are for those casual days when you don't want to necessarily wear a Puffer but still be comfortable and relaxed in your jeans or leggings with sneakers or more casual footwear. Puffers can also fall under this category as well as they are typically a casual based coat. Sporty coats provide ease and comfort in the colds months.
L to R: Cynthia Steffe, Marc Marc Jacobs, Dries Van Noten
Textures come in a wide range of fabrications. Textured coats are fun and bring a plush feeling to your outwear needs.
L to R: Sonia Rykiel, Hermes, J. Mendel
Trim offers a way to add another element of surprise or wow factor to your coat. A coat with trim will allow you to incorporate color and texture if you are afraid of an all over look. Many times you will find trims on the hood, cuff, or around the bottom hem of a coat. It's another fun element to think about when purchasing a coat.
Fab Tip: If you love trims but find yourself unable to commit to one, try finding a coat with detachable trims. Having the option to remove a fur collar or hood will bring some versatility to you coat.
L to R: Moschino. 3.1 Phillip Lim, Tommy Hilfiger
This coat is definitely a must have. Every Fab Chick should own a basic style coat. Whether it's in the form of a pea, trench, or car coat, a basic coat will take you many places and still keep you appropriately dressed.
Fab Tip: When purchasing your basic coat, we suggest going with a muted more subdued color, i.e. black, navy, brown. These colors will provide a more basic feel and allow for you to wear with a range of looks. Depending on your profession, it might not be suitable to walk into your office or an interview with a bright pink coat.
We love Mackage. This brand is a great moderate priced retailer that provides many different of the moment cuts and classic silhouettes. You can purchase their coats online or in major department stores. If you are looking for something more budget friendly, The Gap, Banana Republic, J. Crew, Ann Taylor are all some great retail options that provide a variety of styles and color for your specific style needs.
Keep it Fab and warm chicks.
The UK singer looked great in a purple form fitting dress, with corset belt. Although not completely thrilled with her shoe choice, it did bring a bit of edge to the look. We love Ciara's look. It's all about the mini dress these days and she definitely pulled this LBD (little black dress) off. The detailing around the arm took the simple dress to that Fab factor. Check out more pics.
Here are a few options that will work for under $100:
So all you Fab Chicks out there who may need a little style or fashion advice, send in your inquires with photo if necessary to firstname.lastname@example.org.