Rihanna for River Island Lookbook

March 5th officially CANNOT come fast enough!!! Why? Well, for anyone who has subscribed to RIVER ISLAND‘s newsletter, then you know that the Rihanna x River Island collection is about to launch! The collab collection just graced the runways of London and River Island has finally released the looks!

First, here are the campaign photos for the spring line:

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GAH!!!!! I die EVERY TIME I look at them! Well, without further ado: Here’s the collection! I think that Rihanna definitely stayed true to her style and who she is. The line looks amazing and I can’t wait to get my hands on a few of these pieces.

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That’s all for now loves! Hope you enjoyed!

Photos courtesy of River Island

XoXo, Jada

 

Valentine’s Day Inspired Giveaway!!!!

So, it’s FINALLY HERE!!

The moment that you ALL have been waiting for! MY GIVEAWAY!

After much deliberation, I have decided that I am going to give away my cute little furry bag from the estate sale. Remember this post?

Well, HERE IT IS!

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The bag is made out of REAL rabbit fur. It’s the cutest thing ever and I feel that it could use a GREAT home with one of my amazing subscribers!

So, how do you win?

1.Like my blog’s Facebook page HERE

2. Subscribe to my blog by entering your e-mail address at the top of the home page. Don’t forget to confirm it through your e-mail address!

3. Send me a short snippet of an embarrassing relationship moment that you have had in the past. I will post them anonymously and people can comment on the one that they like the best. The person with the most embarrassing moment/most submissions will win! Use the form below to submit anonymously!

GOOD LUCK! 🙂

My Life is Changing…..

So, as many of you fashionistas know, I have not posted for about a month now and I feel that I cannot go another day without explaining to you why I have been gone.

In an effort not to drown you in text, i’m including photos of myself from while I was away…..

To begin, iiamcouture.com is changing because, well, i’m growing up and changing. I haven’t posted about fashion event coverage because I have been transitioning into my career. I have been tirelessly working on establishing myself early-on and pre-graduation as a Public Relations practitioner.

Now, onto what I will be blogging about!

In my absence, I snagged an internship with none other than:

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I’m nothing short of COMPLETELY EXCITED and can’t wait until I start. I’ll be working with the Director of Publicity and the Public Relations team for:

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TLC is an amazing channel and airs shows like: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Say Yes to the Dress, My Strange Addiction, etc. I’ll be sure to keep you all updated on my journey through my internship for those of you out there seeking internships-so you know what to expect.

Next, is my baby, my Public Relations firm that I have already begun to craft. I currently have 5 clients:

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Beautiful Sista’s Full Service Salon

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Karma’s Dance Factory-Dance Studio

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University of Taste- Street Wear Apparel Brand

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F-Gutta- Hip Hop Artist

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For those of you who want to become Public Relations practitioners, it’s never too early to start. I’ll be documenting my work with my clients as it happens to give you all insight on what it’s like to be entry level in the PR world.

Last, but not least, I will be continuing to post about my heart: FASHION! However, I will be focusing on outfit of the day looks, looks for less, style spotlight and my top celebrity looks.

Thank you to all of my loyal followers who have stuck with me in my absence and , as promised, the giveaway will be posted as soon I get back to Maryland (I’m in Florida now 🙂 )

So stay tuned and enjoy these photos:

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XoX0, Jada

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Ode to Hayden: Fashion’s Fiercest Illustrator

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While perusing my instagram account (follow me at I_am_couture), I came across Hayden Williams’s page. I was almost immediately engulfed by his talent and ability to create real-life replicas of some of fashion’s more influential people. I’ve known about Hayden for some time now, but looking at his work that day was different. Every line looked more definitive, every piece looked more REAL, and I was instantly inspired to share him and his talents with all of you.  So, in honor of Hayden and his collection with Sketch Street being unveiled sometime this month, I present to you, a collage of his work from his Blog and Tumblr.

Enjoy:

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Will and Kate

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Marilyn Monroe

Beyonce'

Beyonce’

Dan, Serena, Chuck and Blair from Gossip Girl

Dan, Serena, Chuck and Blair from Gossip Girl

Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse

Rihanna

Rihanna

Liz Tayloy, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe & Audrey Hepburn

Liz Tayloy, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe & Audrey Hepburn

Mark Kate & Ashley Olson

Mark Kate & Ashley Olson

Cruella DeVille

Cruella DeVille

J.Lo

J.Lo

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Princess Jasmine from Aladdin

Princess Jasmine from Aladdin

Princess Tiana from the Princess and the Frog

Princess Tiana from the Princess and the Frog

The Desperate Housewives

The Desperate Housewives

Beyonce'

Beyonce’

Aaliyah

Aaliyah

Power Couples! Kimye, The Beckhams,  The Obamas, Brangelina, Beyonce' and Jay-Z and Kate and Will

Power Couples! Kimye, The Beckhams, The Obamas, Brangelina, Beyonce’ and Jay-Z and Kate and Will

Anna Wintour; Fashion Royalty

Anna Wintour; Fashion Royalty

Mary Kate and Ashley Olson

Mary Kate and Ashley Olson

Pocohontas

Pocohontas

Mary Kate & Ashley Olson

Mary Kate & Ashley Olson

Beyonce' and Kanye West

Beyonce’ and Kanye West

Victoria and David Beckham

Victoria and David Beckham

Adele

Adele

The Kardashians: Kourtney, Kim and Khloe

The Kardashians: Kourtney, Kim and Khloe

Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada

Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada

Dionne, Cher and Tai from Clueless

Dionne, Cher and Tai from Clueless

Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffanys

Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffanys

Mary Kate & Ashley Olson

Mary Kate & Ashley Olson

Rihanna

Rihanna

Rihanna

Rihanna

Esmerelda from the Hunchback of Notre Dame

Esmerelda from the Hunchback of Notre Dame

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