Fab Chick Trend Alert: Pre-Fall 2010 Collections
"Dress in All Black"

The fashion world is gearing up for NYFW's (New York Fashion Week) debut of Fall 2010 collections in a matter of weeks. As designers take center stage in one of the biggest fashion platforms to showcase what has been forecast for the next Fall season, we are taking notes of all the great looks that Fab Chicks will want to add to their closets. But until then, let's check out a trend we're seeing that has shown up in a couple Pre-Fall 2010 collections.

Our focus this time around, the continuing of the "all black everything" trend made popular by Jay-Z since the release of his single "Run this town".
"All black everything, Black cards, black cars, All black everything"
Black is a color that has never completely been out of style nor will it ever depart as the go to color. Every season there seems to be a 'new black'. Regardless of the color takeover, black has and will always rein supreme amongst fab chicks. 
"Dress in all black like the omen." -Lil Kim "It's all about The Benjamins"
It is a color synonymous with mystery and utter chic-ness. It's such a basic and effortless color that it recreates itself every time. You can't go too wrong with "all black everything".  It's definitely a favorite amongst New Yorkers and Fab Chicks alike.

Check out a few more Pre-Fall 2010 collections and their "all black everything" looks.


Fab Chick: Jimmy Choo X Hunter
Goes Ravishing With Red

How about jumping puddles in these scarlet red Hunter Jimmy Choo wellington boots? The new red color way has been released and is now available online for purchase here. We still put our stamp of approval on the chic black pair. They are definitely Fab Chick Approved!!
But if you are a Fab Chick with a bold, adventurous side, why not go with a shocking, ravishing red pair. You're sure to stand out while swishing through the rain. If the red isn't bight enough for you, stay tuned as the release of a striking yellow pair will be released. Those are bound to be bright enough for you.
To join the waiting list for the yellow pair, email hunter@jimmychoo.com


Fab Chick: Out & About
"About Face" Book Launch

Last night at the swanky Hotel Gansevoort in New York City, a few Fab Chicks came out to support celebrity make up artist Scott Barnes for his "About Face" Book Launch. Check out a few of the looks.

Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Lopez, Kat DeLuna, Wendy Williams

Fab Chicks in attendance included Kelly Rowland and Jennifer both sporting the go to 'LBD' looking equally fab. You can never go wrong with a Little Black Dress. It's always a chic and safe option. If you missed our "All about the LBD" revisit here.

Kat Deluna and radio & TV personality Wendy Williams both chose different directions for the night. Wendy kept it sleek in a body conscious silver number adding a bit of edge with a little jacket, while Kat Deluna went for a more playful silhouette and color.


Fab Chick: Rihanna Performs on Oprah
"Redemption Song" for Haiti

If you missed Rihanna performing the popular Bob Marley song "Redemption Song" check it out here. All proceeds for the song that can be downloaded here will go to towards the efforts of helping Haiti. As she said, "it can only get get done if we help". Have you helped?

Make sure to tune in this Friday at 8pm for the Hope for Haiti Now telethon which will air on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, BET, the CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT.


Fab Chick: Alicia Keys In Tokyo
Album Promotion

Fab Chick Alicia Keys was in Tokyo yesterday promoting her latest album, "The Element Of Freedom" in this chic and simple leather mini dress, with heather gray blazer. The standout piece of this outfit? Of course, the shoes! It has to be the shoes!
It looks like she's wearing these Pleaser glitter pumps that can be found at Patricia Fields.


Fab Chick: Have A Heart
Help! Donate!

If you haven't heard, Haiti was hit with a catastrophic earthquake ravaging the small country leaving many in despair. The devastation has left many people homeless, defeated, and lost.

The Fab Chick wants to take this time to acknowledge those families in Haiti that are suffering even more so now due to this disaster. For the Haitian people here who have yet to recieve any reporst on their families and loved ones back in the country, we want to say that we are keeping you all in our prayers.

Let's help! We encourage all you Fab Chicks out there to dig deep into your hearts and donate as much as you can to help the victims in Haiti. There are so many ways we can all help. Contact the Red Cross as they are always taking donation. Money, food, clothing, whatever it is you can afford would be greatly appreciated. Our twitter spy has informed us that Haitian musician Wyclef Jean is also encouraging us all to donate $5 from our cell phone bills by texting "Yele" to 501501.

There's always something we all can do. Let's do it!  Let's get creative! Let's help! Let's donate! Fab Chicks have hearts too.  Let's all show it.


Fab Chick: Melanie Fiona
Photoshoot for Source Mag

Fab Chick Melanie Fiona got together with The Source Magazine for a photoshoot for the upcoming Feb issue. Be on the look out for that issue to hit newsstands in the coming weeks.
Check out the behind the scene videos.


Fab Chick: Wardrobe Must Have
The Trench Coat

The Trench Coat is back! Ok, honestly it never really went anywhere. Season after season we are seeing the classic style "rain" coat reinvented and reincarnated into something better than the last creation.  We're seeing different colors, lengths, and fabrications.   Designers have taken the traditional raincoat and put their unique imprints on the Burberry and Aquascutum creation. 

Take the above Burberry trench created for Colette. It's basic in color, but the detailing offers a surprising twist that we just love!  The gold studs strategically placed on the back collar is ingenious.  

Wouldn't you want to wear this with the collar flipped all the time? We would and we know a few other Fab Chicks would as well.   Thanks Pristina. It's definitely a great creation. 
Although we've love how the trench coat has evolved a bit, nothing beats the original.  A trench coat is an essential piece that every Fab Chick should have in her closet. It's a wardrobe must have! The style is versatile enough allowing for easy wear with many different looks. It can be dressed down or up, and transitions very well between seasons. 

If a plain beige trench isn't for you, then go with something in a print or color. There are many non-traditional options out there to choose from.  

So if you have yet to add a trench coat to your wardrobe, you might want to make that investment. You will have it for years to come. 

Many designers have debuted various trench coat styles in their Spring 2010 collections. Check out a few here.


Fab Chick: New Video - Sade
Soilder of Love

We're all super excited for Sade's return to music. The soon to be 51 year old who will celebrate her birthday next Saturday looks amazing! Check out her new video for the first single "Solider of Love". How Fab does she look?!


Fab Chick: It's Cold Outside!
Our Fab Winter Essentials

Resort collections are hitting stores now, and we're all dreaming about sandy beaches, wearing cute sundresses and drinking frozen margaritas. But our reality is -5 degree wind-chills, freezing rain, cleaning snow off cars, holding on for dear life while walking on iced filled sidewalks and quickly heading to Starbucks for tall white chocolate mochas. Winter is definitely in full swing. Great. Not. Well since mother nature is in charge and we can't control her, we might as well adjust to the chill that she's put in the air. It'll be here for a few more months.

What better way to adjust than to dress appropriately. As Fab Chicks, we must adapt and keep it moving while looking FAB. So we decided to give you a few winter essentials you should have by now. If you don't, not to worry, there's still opportunity. You can still find many of the stores selling fall/winter items on sale now. Which is a plus for all you late shoppers. Who doesn't love a sale anyway?


Fab Chick: Alicia Keys & Friends
Free HD Concert

Last night at the Apollo Theatre in NYC Alicia Keys invited a host of talented Fab Chicks to perform at her Alicia Keys & Friends free concert. Fab Chicks included were: Melanie Fiona, Marsha Ambrosius, Hope, and Elle Varner. There were others invited but we're only concerned about The Fab Chicks over here! Our twitter spy has informed us that we should be expecting an album soon from former Floetry singer/songwriter Marsha ambrosius and perhaps it'll be titled "Yours Sincerely Marsha Ambrosius".

(L to R) Melanie Fiona, Hope, Marsha Ambrosius, Hope, Elle Varner


Fab Chick Video: Mary J. Blige
"I Am"

Mary J. Blige's new video for "I Am" has surfaced. Check it out, and head over to the iTunes Store for a free download of the video for this week only. So hurry up and head over.


Fab Chick M.I.A. : Where is....?
Teedra Moses

Where is Fab Chick Teedra Moses? The singer/songwriter released Complex Simplicity in 2004 and has since released three mixtapes. But The Fab Chick would like to know, where is her second studio album? Perhaps record label drama is the cause for the 2009 unreleased The Young Lioness. Well we sure could use a new album from Teedra right about now. Where are you chick, The Fab Chick misses you!!


Fab Chick Trend Alert: Go Green!!!
Pre-Fall 2010 Color Trend

Looks like designers are going "Green" for Pre-fall 2010. Not only are fabrics becoming eco-friendly, but so are colors. OK, maybe not quite in the same sense of the 'save the planet' kind of movement, but you get the idea. What we're referring to are the strong usages of a greenish palette. Muted versions of the shade, olive to be exact, are sprouting up in 2010 Pre-Fall collections from Donna Karen, J. Mendel, and Tory Burch just to name a few.

Donna Karen
When paired down, green shades are usually great for Fall. As a member of the earth tone family, it's an easy shade to mix and match with other popular fall shades like black, gray, and brown for a tiny pop of color. Green hues, like olive are great for those of you Fab Chicks who are scared of vibrate shades and need to add some color to your fall wardrobes.

Will you be "going green"? Check out a few more Pre-Fall 2010 collections going green.


Fab Chick: Twitter Spy

What good is twitter if you can't spy on some of your favorite taste makers, movers and shakers, in our case, some Fab Chicks. Stylist June Ambrose who's definitely a Fab Chick in our book is always on great styling adventures offering up chic fashion tips and inside looks into some of our most coveted fashion houses. Well while out spying our Twitter Spy spotted these Brian Atwood gold studded red and transparent pumps from his S/S collection posted by June Ambrose. Fab Crush Worthy wouldn't you say?

Be sure to follow us on twitter.com/thefabchick


Fab Chick: The High vs The Low

Which pair will you be buying?


Fab Chick: Check these Legs Out
Leggings by BlackMilk

Every Fab Chick owes a pair of leggings, but...Got BlackMilk? Well after seeing some of these leggings by creator Black Milk you will be heading straight to the site to purchase a few pairs. These edgy lycra and spandex creations have Fab Chick written all over them. With prices ranging from $40-$150, there's definitely something for that chick who wants a little stand out factor on a budget. Spice up your legging inventory with a pair of BlackMilk leggings.
Check out a few more styles.