A Beautifully Scary Controversy: THE SHOE!

Let me start off by saying that when my mom called me into her room first thing yesterday morning, I was LESS THAN pleased. She kept yelling, “you HAVE to see this, hurry up, you NEED to see this”. I somehow maneuvered myself out of bed and I was ultimately pretty glad that I did.

Leanie van der Vyver, a student from South Africa, created a pair of “Scary Beautiful” shoes as a statement. These babies are inverted, sky high heel and look IMPOSSIBLE to walk in.

A website called “Design Indaba” , a creativity based platform that aims to create a better world through art, stated that:

“Leanie van der Vyver’s Scary Beautiful shoes evoke a conversation about notions of fashion, perfection and beauty, and asks at what point do we start creating monsters.”

So, back to yesterday morning. Mom rewound a segment of one of those morning shows and this is the video that I saw. I COULD NOT stop laughing!!!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, ok, no seriously. The message here is certainly a strong one. The model is in pain and I do agree that it reflects the things that we go through as fashionistas to maintain trends and to upkeep our image.

I encourage everyone to visit Design Indaba for other creatively striking videos! If I find more, I will post as I go.

XoXo, Jada

Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle DC Expo Coverage

I had a wondrously amazing adventure at the FBLDC expo! Unfortunately, due to the horrendous parking situation surrounding the Washington Convention Center, I was limited to only 45 minutes, but I certainly made the most of it. There was TONS to see.

Here’s my experience:

Miss Jay Alexander with one of the members of the My Bougie Baby team.

Jon David Salon was offering free hair styling sessions

Mini Models! These pint sized fashionistas BROUGHT IT on the Runway. Clothing from MyBougie Baby

So many Vendors, So little time

Even HAIR was for Sale.

Free Makeovers!!!

The Beautiful Ladies of Kitty Kat Kolors nail polish

Miss Jay preparing for photo ops with guests

So, That concludes my 45 minute adventure at the FBLDC 2012. I had so much fun and am looking forward to next year! Hopefully, I can prepare myself better in relation to parking so that I can stay a lot longer. I also plan to register next year as PRESS so that I am allowed better access to certain things so that I can present them back to my fashion loving blog supporters.

Tootles until next time…

XoXo, Jada

Fashionable Causes: Hobo Couture Charity Photoshoot

I joined a meetup group called Fashionable Causes in Baltimore, and last Saturday they hosted a charity photoshoot. Anyone who attended donated $5.00 and the proceeds went to Children’s Cancer Research. It was a great event, in that I got a chance to take some awesome outfit of the day photos with Beatrice of HeavenlyGlow.net and I also got a chance to meet the group for the first time, unfortunately, I couldn’t stay until the photoshoot started because Beatrice and I had to head to DC for the Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Expo, but I was still really glad that I went.

Here are my Outfit of the Day photos and a few other fun ones:

I’m wearing a black long sleeved top from H&M, Black Cargo Pants from Express, A leather vest with shearling lining from an estate sale, Assorted bracelets from my ArmCandy Post, Cyber lipstck from MAC, ALDO Multichain Necklace , ALDO Swarovski studs, CottonOn Sunglasses and Trouve’ Booties

Here are a few photos from the Fashionable Causes Meetup page. The following photos were not taken by me, nor do I claim ownership of them.

The Models are: Ariel, Sabrina, Salve and Victoria, Photographers are: AHB Photography, DLM Photography, and Michael T. Photography. Make-up: Roya

Top to Bottom: Victoria, Sabrina and Salve

Salve has KILLER bone structure and her eyes lure you in. She has such a beautiful uniqueness about her.

I Adore Ariel! She has this effortlessness about her posing. Her look is exotic and intriguing.

Ariel Again, I would have added all of the photos of this chick if I could. She’s Ah-May-Zing!

Next up is Victoria, I am LOVING this shot! The hair, the boots and the pose are EVERYTHING!

SABRINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There is high fashion model written all over this chick. I honestly think that she could waltz into any modeling agency in New York and get hired. Her look is s dark and quirky, there’s no way that it doesn’t work.

The group (Left to Right): Victoria, Sabrina (top middle), Ariel (Bottom middle) and Salve

Overall, I think that the photos came out GREAT! I do wish that they had a few stylists attend, just to clean up some of the looks and make them look a little more “from the runway”, but in a nutshell, I like! Can’t wait for the next event.

Thats all for now

XoXo, Jada

Kim Kardashian: Look for Less- Classic Chic

Whether you love her or hate her, you still have to give it up to Kim K for her amazing style! I love the way that she constructs her ensembles. They always have this effortlessly chic aura about them. In honor of Kim K’s big 3-2, I’ve decided to feature the fashionista in a look for less post.

If you know me and are familiar with my style aesthetic, then you know that I am OBSESSED with classic looks/colors with a hint of HARSH, i.e. a seemingly simplistic ensemble with a spiked boot or a red lip are signatures for me. With that being said, I chose two of Kim K’s more recent looks that stuck out to me and are aligned with my style that would not be hard to replicate:

Taking her new Kitten to the Vet. I adore the ankle length pants.

Airport photo op. LOVING the Gold T-Strap Louboutins

Then I went on the hunt for items that are ALL UNDER $50.00 to recreate the looks: Enjoy!

Look for less: All White Everything

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Kim kardashian's Look for Less: All black Everything
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That’s all loves!
XoXo, Jada

Lipstick Giveaway Winners Announced

Thanks to EVERYONE who entered my lipstick giveaway! I already have an idea for the next one, so stay tuned….

In the meantime, the winners have been drawn, but first, a few PHOTOS!

Brand new tubes!



Proof of purchase

So, I wrote everyone’s name down on a piece of paper and folded it. If there’s an R; that person chose Ruby Woo. If there’s a C, that person chose Cyber.


And the winners are……..


Congrats Kandice and Beatrice! Make sure both of you ladies fill out a contact form so that I know where to send your item!

Thanks again to everyone that entered, and stay tuned for more giveaways!

XoXo, Jada