Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Millionaires E-BAY......Are You a Bidder?

Introducing, a curated and exclusive online luxury auction site where most of the bidding starts in the thousands.

As a special treat, Zoozoom (the online glossy that I just love) will be featuring two hard-to-find handbags: an Hermes Birkin toile chocolate Togo and a Gucci with hand-beaded flowers, that are simultaneously being auctioned on the Portero site. In accordance with Portero's expert appraisal the Gucci bid starts at $4,500 and the Hermes at $9,500.

For those of you that want to keep it low key on the price tag, here is a large Chloe: Edith Muscade Nutmeg Leather Handbag (In Pristine Condition)
Current bid is at $724.00

So check out, "The Trusted Source for Certified Preowned Luxury!"

Gwen Stefani Sues FOREVER 21!

Gwen Stefani has filed a lawsuit against retail chain Forever 21, The Daily has learned. The Grammy Award-winning singer contests that Forever 21 has allegedly stolen designs from both her highly successful L.A.M.B. and Harajuku Lovers lines. A spokeswoman for Paul Wilmot, who represents Stefani¢s clothing line, confirmed the status of the lawsuit but declined further comment pending approval from her legal team. "We feel that both our L.A.M.B. and Harajuku Lovers designs have been infringed upon by Forever 21 and we plan to vigorously protect our intellectual property," Stefani's spokeswoman said. A representative for Forever 21 was unavailable for comment. Stay tuned.

Stefani¢s lawsuit against Forever 21 isn¢t the embattled mass retailer¢s first such incident. This past March, Diane von Furstenberg Studio filed a lawsuit against Forever 21 Retail Inc. claiming copyright infringement on its "Cerisier" and "Aubrey" designs. In January, M.M.P. Inc., which conducts business as Fabric & Fabric, sued Forever 21 over fabric copyright issues. And last July, Soho Fashion Ltd. sued the retailer for marketing a graphic t-shirt that featured artwork depicting a similar image to an original piece known as "Three Women".

Saturday, July 14, 2007

And theTortoise Plays Peekaboo......

Christian Louboutin
Tortoise Peep Toe Shoes
Features: Exotic tortoise shell patent is paired with a hint of golden leather on the peekaboo platform.
Self-covered 4 1/4" heel
Leather lining and sole
Padded insole
Made in Italy
These Shoes run small so keep that in mind ladies....

Price: $790.00

My New BFF's Name is Olympus Nimbus

Okay so when I was at Louis Vuitton the other night, I just couldn't help but notice this huge "mama bag" called the Olympus Nimbus. It is way bigger than it looks. I just love it!! Then a chick walked in with it on her arm and I was soooooooooover it. Apparently it's Lindsay Lo's new bag so I am really over it! It's still hella cute though.

An Alternate is the Stratus.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

"Is Youth Out of Fashion?"

Hmm I saw an interesting video on CNN today regarding adolescent models. The British now have an expert panel that calls for teen models to be banned from the British catwalks. They say being thin is too much pressure for a young girl and it leads to anorexia and such. TRUE!

They are looking to ban models 16 and younger, so pretty soon we will not see them in London Fashion Week anymore. Their philosphy is you can't use children to sell women's clothes anymore.

Interesting. What's your take on it?

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Foxy Brown: Alive and Well?

So Foxy was rumored to be missing recently. Ironically this mysterious disappearance was shortly after gossip columns reported that she was preggers. Hell maybe she had an abortion. Either way, she showed up at the Urban Music Awards in this gold number. Interesting.

I wish she would get it together, I really loved her music. We'll see. Oh yeah, she is confirmed for Haute.Lanta Fashion Week..her AND Lil Kim. LAWD!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Black American Princesses B.A.P. Cosmetics Featuring Layla k.

So my girl Tay (Taysha Smith Valez for my new readers) has yet another beauty company. That girl just doesn't stop. I love her!! She is definitely a Black American Princess and you guys MUST support.

Just to give you a heads up, she is featuring modern women who will represent a BAP from the past. I am Billy Holiday hence my hairdo. I think the photoshoot is going to be fun.

Tay is also featuring my publicist Nikki Walker, herself, and several other BAPS. I am honored to be part of this campaign. So look out for the launch on July 18th. I will keep you guys posted...

She recently interviewed with Associated Content and gave a mention to Haute.Lanta Fashion Week so that was a great look. She is my beauty sponsor and will be displaying 5 million in diamonds at the World Trade Center so BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!! Her main site is
H Couture Beauty, order your diamond encrusted mascara today. It'll only hit you for about 14 million! LITERALLY!

Hmmm...Can't wait to see what's in the little black box...... Price Point: $188-$1,888!

These are some of the women we will be portraying:

Here is what Tay has to say about it: "We just celebrate a culture (B.A.P. Ness) that noooooo one else seemed to touch..B.A .P.s are international, no specific area codes... classy and classic; some have come from nothing to site seeing overseas on those cobble stone roads..."

I'm Proud to be a B.A.P. :)

Sunday, July 8, 2007

A Networking Extravaganza

Got lots of business connects. Love it! Networking is what I do!

Me with Ovie Mughelli (Atlanta Falcon) and Jennifer Garippa (GM of Louis Vuitton)

So I went to D. Woods' birthday party last night. There were like three celebrities there and one of them was me. lol.....BUT I landed an interview with some tv show. Who really cares about the name, let's talk about the host (Sunny aka Sun of New York)...CUTE!!!! and my publicist says she thinks he was feelin' Layla k. a lil bit. Who knows? Anyway, D Woods wants to model in Haute.Lanta Fashion Week and she also said something about Danity Kane performing. Her PR hit me up so I'll keep all of you Danity Kane fans posted.

Left there to go to an invitation only event inside the Louis Vuitton store in Buckhead...after the mall was closed. It was quite interesting and now that I know what the party was for, it is all making sense now. It was yet another record release party for my future ex husband TI. Oh oops he brought Tiny and she is Tiny and yes she really does look like that. His ass was the only celebrity that had security, hell Jermaine Dupree had on so much ice and him and Big Boi were just chillin. As my asst. would say, TI was being so overcompensatory! Especially since it was like 90 degrees yesterday and he had on a velvet blazor. WTF. I still love you TI!

The director from BET's Black Carpet would not interview me, but when she interviewed Ovie from the Falcons, she requested that I grace the viewers with the ultimate "Doll Face Killah" experience..Okay okay so I was asked to stand there and be eye candy. lol. Hmmt! I got a few photo ops though: Atlanta Peach and the Sunday Paper.

I was at least able to chat it up with the GM of Louis Vuitton, an editor from Upscale Magazine, Jazze Phae, Don Carlos (aka Sugar Tongue Slim),Giant from SOHH, the program director for 95.5. Saw a few familiar faces including my old friend Yancey from Oakland who recently moved here to work for Atlantic Records. I met a hyphy white boy who is former A&R for Capitol. He was crazy!

My new "Billy Holiday" hairdo brought lots of attention. My publicist says I can't go anywhere without that "do" A car full of guys rolled past, then stopped, and backed up to say, "Hey girl, let me see your hair!" Ughhh

See more pics from SOHH, I am in the slideshow!

I am sooo feeling 80s right now

Hey Accessory addicts, these are JEWELRY MUST HAVES...and of course I have a secret love for the name Tarina, those who really know me, know why :)

Barbie by Tarina T. - Butterfly Lucite & Crys. Pearl Drop Pendant $116.00

Tarina Tarantino -Double-sided Pink Head Charm w/ Blue $55.00

Disney Couture Jewelry - Pirates YG Plated Skull w/ DNGL Crossbones $42.00

The mess they call: Saaphyri

Stumbled across her myspace page. Interesting~

So because I felt I needed to post a photo with this blog, I googled her and look what I found:

Apparently Ms. saaphyri used to model and act. No wonder why she keeps showing up on all of these random reality shows including the Tyra Banks Show....3 x might add. lol. Personally I think she needed that money the most, but I am not convinced that she deserved it. I mean I am still mad about Smiley mooning everyone at my launch party, but that ditz finally learned how to stand up for herself. I noticed a change in her, whereas Saaphyri was a rat from beginning to end.

Speaking of Flavor of Love girls, I met Buckey last night. She's cute. Had a brand new lace front thank God!

Thursday, July 5, 2007


(NOT Available at the Door)

SIX Haute Shows! THREE Segments! TWO Innovative Designers Each!
ONE ‘H’ Shaped Runway! Everyday!

Complimentary Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
Red Carpet 6-7 pm Every Evening
Dates: September 19-23, 2007

Location: Garden Atrium | WORLD TRADE CENTER ATLANTA


Haute.Lanta Fashion Week Trunk Show Suites! Showcasing the finest selection of apparel and accessories in a one-day marketplace connecting independent designers with demanding and big spending fashion lovers.

Date: Saturday September 22, 2007 ONLY
Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Location: Plaza Atrium | WORLD TRADE CENTER | ATLANTA

Shane & Shawn.....

U ROCK!!!!

The Robin Boot above is my FAV!

Detny by Shane & Shawn is the ultimate footwear for today's movers and shakers. Detny was founded by twin brothers Shawn and Shane Ward in 2003, after the twins designed for years for companies such as Adidas, Puma, Fila, Converse, Lugz, Keen, Fubu, Wolverine, Merrell, and many more. Detny is built with fashionable jetsetters in mind by providing shoes that have edgy styling and incredible comfort...great for traveling the globe!! Our shoes have been known to supply 'Foot Orgasms' to our customer's feet. Rather a sporty shoe for men, or a 3.5 inch pump for the ladies, our shoes will make you want to stand out in the crowd and also dance the night away!

WORN BY: Jessica Simpson, Green Day, Diddy, Jamie Foxx, Black Eyed Peas, Frenchie Davis, Greg Bello, The Power Girls, Sway, Good Charlotte, Jazzie Pha, Reuben Droughns (NFL), Amani Toomer (NFL), Sergey Brin & Larry Page (Google Founders) and countless other celebrities and influential people.

FEATURED IN: Vibe Magazines 100 Best Things in Culture of the Year (2003), Footwear News, Footwear Plus, US Weekly, Fashion Wire Daily, Playboy Magazine, Ego Detroit, Hour Detroit, Fox News, NBC News, CBS News, WJLB-Detroit Radio.


Ovie Mughelli: Atlanta Falcon....EYE CANDY MATERIAL???

So my publicist, the FABULOUS Nikki Walker is convinced that her other client, Ovie Mughelli is super haute! I'm over it! I definitely think he is a nice looking dude, but I wouldn't be falling all over him like I would over Morris Chesnut. I won't lie, I dated an NFLer in the past, but I am not into the buff NFL types. After reading his bio, he is interestingly well rounded, "medical school smart," and that record breaking 18 million dollar NFL deal doesn't hurt either. Nikki says women are in AWE and that he is "FOINE." Smart can be SEXY!

Ladies, I think this calls for a response from you! I managed to get the photos from his myspace. What do you think? Is he a candidate for one of our quarterly "Mr. Eye Candy" Competitions.....? I mean..I know you ladies have a thing for chocolate.......

Born June 10, 1980
Birthplace Charleston, SC.
Height 6-1
Weight 255
High School Porter-Gaud HS
Drafted 2003 4th Round by the Baltimore Ravens (134th overall)
Position FB
Jersey # 34

Barneys New York Sold for $825 Million

Barneys New York, the 84-year-old luxury department store chain famous for its clever window displays and cutting-edge designer goods, was sold for $825 million on Friday, June 22, to Istithmar, a private equity and alternative investment house established three years ago and is owned by the government of Dubai.

Jones Apparel Group bought Barneys in 2004 for $397.3 million. They subsequently opened new flagship stores in Dallas and Boston with a Seattle store opening this week and a San Francicsco store scheduled to open September 2007.

Jones Apparel also expanded the Co-op store branch of the business, a smaller scale store specializing in up-and-coming designer labels such as 3.1 Philip Lim and diffusion lines like Marc by Marc Jacobs.

"This transaction further enhances our ability to develop our brand and grow our business," said Howard Socol, president and CEO of Barneys in a statement. "Working with Istithmar, we look forward to continued expansion of our flagship, CO-OP and outlet concepts to help us realize the considerable untapped potential of the Barneys brand."

Under the terms of the agreement with Istithmar, Jones Apparel could still entertain a higher bid from a third party until July 22.

Originally, the entire group, which includes brands such as Jones New York, Nine West, Anne Klein, Evan-Picone, Easy Spirit, Enzo Angiolini and Gloria Vanderbuilt among others, was up for sale.

With the sale of Barneys to an international investor such as Istithmar – they have spent in excess of $1.6 billion of capital towards over 30 companies in the three years since its inception – expansion to Europe and the Middle East seems a likely next step.

Founded in 1923, Barneys started as a small discount men's store on 17th Street in New York City.

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