Monday, October 27, 2008

when did (FASHION) get so (WEAK)?

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Can he be my new assistant? I'd probably lose 20 lbs, just watching. LMAO

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Trading Guns for Heels?

Look at the shoes Madonna wore to the screening of her film Filth and Wisdom Monday night in New York. The platforms with guns for heels were a highlight of Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel 2009 resort collection. But a British anti-violence group found the shoes offensive and has labeled Madge "uncaring."


Monday, October 6, 2008

The Politics of Fashion: Barack Obama Inspires

Obama dress by designer, Vivian Compton: Naoma Nerette Collection. Haute.lanta Fashion Week 2008.

Models: Chinyere and Jessica

When it was reported that Donatella Versace's most recent men's collection was inspired by Barack Obama, Donatella was quick to correct the press. Obama himself didn't inspire her, but rather "the type of man Barack Obama represents." However designers showing at Paris Fashion Week conveyed no such reserves about using their runway shows to blatantly support Barack. Sonia Rykiel's spring 2009 collection included sweaters that read "I have a dream" and "Obama."

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac put Barack's grinning face on a dress paired with gloves that read "yes" and "no" — probably his way of saying "rock the vote." And at the end of her program notes, Stella McCartney wrote, “P.S. Vote Obama!!”


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Atlanta Fashion Week: IN A FEW WEEKS


Thursday, June 19, 2008

Layla k's PET PEEVES: Volume One

OMG I hate:

Green Skittles
Mariah Carey
The Word ‘UBER’
Polka Dots
Ghettofabulousness. Ghetto Can Never Be Fabulous!
Needy Clients
Ashanti's Wack Gestures (Yes the singer)
9-5 Employment
Plumber’s Booty
Habitual Liars
Southern Hairdos
Red Lipstick
Dark Chocolate
Rap Songs with Kids Singing on the Hook
The Overuse of the Word COUTURE
Gullable Girls
Two Seater Automobiles
Animals in the House
New Facebook Applications
Worn out Heels
Pinky Rings
People who wear out their 5 minutes of fame
Gel'ed Down Baby Hair
Glittery Myspace Comments


Dennis Rodman the Drag Queen

What the hell is that thing? You have got to be kidding me!!!

This dude has some serious issues that he needs to work on. I mean seriously!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

2008 Fashion Week: Paris

Thanks to my reader Monee from Wai Big Media for this video. Ladies, it is a must that we get our fashion fix:

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Disgruntled Employee Gets Fired & Tears the Whole Office to Pieces. LMAO

CFDA: Haute Celebs on the Red Carpet

Eva Mendes

Hilary Duff

Naomi Campbell

Mandy Moore

The Queen B

Marc J. and Posh

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


The fashionable Michelle Obama applauds her husband Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., after his speech at a primary night rally Tuesday, June 3, 2008, in St. Paul, Minn.

(AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Friday, May 23, 2008


If you're in Atlanta, join us as we mingle, sip cocktails, and meet and greet with the Mr. BIG's of Georgia. Movie Premier immediately following. Cocktails courtesy of my fabulous publicist Nikki Walker and the online accessory boutique Flyer Design by yours truely of course.

Cannes Red Carpet was Sooooo...Well You be the Judge..

Penelope Cruz looked Fabulous

Natalie Portman wore blue well

Gwyneth Paltrow in something interesting

Eva Herzigova well ummm..

Tame that dress Eva Longoria-Parker

Dita Von Teese hmmmm

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Jay Z and Bey. What a Combination

This is old, but I just had to upload it....

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Rhi-Rhi Loves PINK too! Ha

Baracks' Haute

Pimp My Pirouette: Hip-Hop Infused Ballet

So I was invited to attend the Atlanta Ballet for the red carpet premiere of "BIG" starring Big Boi of Outkast. I couldn't resist this chance and of course Layla k. can never turn down a red carpet appearance. The show was quite interesting and innovative I must say. It really was a full on production with lights flashing, image projection, and ballerinas in huge couturish tu-tus swinging back and forth from the ceiling. I wasn't really sure what to expect, but I was impressed. I am not going to go into details because this is one of those things that you have to see for yourself. On the other hand, I'd have to say that Janelle Monet stole the whole damn show.

I mean, once she left the stage, I was done. I was ready to go. I saw everything that I needed to see. She is a PERFORMER!!!!! If you don't know who she is, you should! She has a cult following in Atlanta and is now signed to Bad Boy.....and to top it all off....she was on the red carpet in a tu-tu. How appropriate :)

Special Thanks to Jen Farris of Z Dennis Media Group for the complimentary invite because I heard that "eerybody and THEY mama" was trying to get in. lol. For more info log on to:

Monday, March 31, 2008

Atlanta Fashion Week Wants YOU!

2008 Registration is Now Open!!!

Haute.lanta Fashion Week® and Atlanta Fashion Week™ are Registered Trademarks of Couture Connoisseur Fashion Network LLC.

Contact: or call 770.217.HLFW. Good Luck!


Fashion & Photoshop

Art by Michaelo

Dr. Layla Says......

Is this medically, ha ha ha I mean "fashionably" necessary???

Friday, March 21, 2008

A Diamond Doggy for a Mourning Kimora

During Wednesday’s launch of her new fragrance, Fabulosity, it was a rare light-hearted moment for Kimora Lee Simmons, who was mourning the recent death of her 18-year-old dog, Zoe. She took to the podium at the press junket behind schedule not looking like herself and explained the delay due to a death in the family.

She shared with People magazine:

“You have to … grieve,” she said. “It’s okay to take time and say this meant something to my life and [to] honor it.”

In fact, in typical Kimora style, she may find a way to honor Zoe with bling.

“There is a company that makes diamonds out of your loved ones,” she said. “[They] make diamonds from a little of the carbon from the ash, so I might do that. I might turn her into a diamond.”

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Dear Dear Donatella...What is Happening Honey??

Ummm Isn't Demi like the same age?

Oooh, not so fab here:

Ewwwwww...and not so fab here either...more like flabulous....

...Oh and so much more unfabulous here. I've had my share of unfab moments recently. Thank God the paparazzi doesn't care about lil' oh

Versace is still the ISH though.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Photo: Book Cover of Dans Ma Chair (Michel LaFon)

Paris, France - If you didn't know, I am announcing the premature death of the legendary former supermodel, Katoucha.

Born Katoucha Niane and internationally known simply as Katoucha, the former model and fashion designer’s body was found on the morning of February 28th in the Seine River at the upper part of the Garigliano bridge, which links the 15th and 16th arrondissements of the city together.

According to all accounts, Katoucha’s death was accidental. She had gone out for a night on the town on Friday, February 1st. The next morning, her handbag was found near the houseboat where she lived, prompting many to think that she had slipped in her stilettos and fell over into the Seine near the Pont Alexandre III. In the bag, her Visa card and mobile phone were found. Also, the eyeglasses of the near-sighted model were also found with the other items.

The 47 year old supermodel was born in Guinea and was one of the first international black stars in the industry and the first African born woman to achieve the ranks of supermodel.

Katoucha became a living legend around the planet as perhaps the greatest runway model that the world had ever known. During her career, she walked the runway for every major designer, but was most associated as the muse for international powerhouses Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix and Thierry Mugler.

In November 2007, she began promoting her autobiography titled, Dans Ma Chair (trans: In My Skin) in which she vigorously spoke out as a victim of female circumcision.

This story courtesy of my Haute.lanta Fashion Week international media sponsor, The Fashion Insider.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Other Celebrities Besides Layla k. @ The Magic Convention

Briefing you on: The 2008 MAGIC Convention. In a mean-girl mood so bear with me.....

My feet are still recouperating man!!!! The taxi's are too damn expensive and they drive like maniacs! On a positive note, I went alongside Vera Mitchell of She's Got Style Boutique this year. All in all we found that most companies overcharge for cheap quality and then they can't even meet their minimums when you make an order anyway. We met a few Australian designers and discovered new and interesting lines, such as Pepsi, who now has a sexy denim line. Doubt I'd wear it, but it was cute for a soda :)

Of course celebrities flocked to promote themselves and party like hell. It's Vegas baby!!! Paris Hilton was there course. Here she is leaving the Doll House Booth:

We didn't make it to the 40/40 Club, but I bet I know who did...Beyonce was there promoting her clothing line, Dereon....

Eve showed up to represent her Fetish clothing line, although she hadn't even seen it until she got to the booth. That ish was WACK and when we went in, there were less than 40 outfits and one rep all by her lonesome. No buyers, just Veronica and I chuckling at the cheap fabrics and high price point. Hell I didn't even know the line still existed.

Eve with Exec Vice Pres of Fetish: Alain Lafontant

Found this pic online. Never saw this Fetish-sporting model:

Anyway...moving on..

Cutesy sisters, Vanessa and Angela Simmons promoted those dessert ice cream and cake with a cherry on

Oh and we ran into a designer duo from the Bay. We knew immediately where they were from by simply looking at the name: Hellagant. We asked what that meant exactly and the response we got was, "HELLA ELEGANT" lmao. Gotta love my Bay Area Oakland hyphy folks. The line itself is the hautenes though....