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Street Style (Part 2)

Some more street style around the globe as promised. I often find the uniqueness of an outfit to be so inviting.  Yes, I do stare and gawk like a kid at Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.   The more vintage an item, the more I find it to have a personal value and, a world of sentiment.  I like the sense of an item being so rare, or personalized, to the point where it ceases to resemble it’s initial birth.  This, uniqueness,  gives me a sense of everyone being able to enjoy fashion without becoming boring cookie-cuter dressers.  Check some of  them out:

The gentleman meets vintage mixes.

Vintage mixes

I have to admit. I love accessories to an outfit. It’s a layered look all by itself.

Accessories girl.

Liking the ripped effect coupled with the classic coat down to the metallic shoes. It’s like a mixing era.

Disco queen meets modern chic.

We, at The Fashion Records, adore Iman. I like the wedge shoe to the leather wedge heel. I haven’t been crazy about the ripped tights look for awhile though.

Chanel Iman and boyfriend

Chanel Iman

Awesome that Edward Norton bought some Masai Warriors over, as guests at his house in Greenwich Village. They came over to run a marathon for a Masai fundraiser. While in New York, these fearless warriors browsed the streets in their vibrant gear. Talk about re-defining street style!

Actor Edward Norton and some Masai warriors.

A fashionable girl in Dakar. I like the colors with the strapped sandals and simple jewelery.

A girl in Dakar

Young streeter in South Africa

Showing a mixture of retro colors. I like.

A Young SA man

Milan fashion is totally rampant.

Wearing daring colors from head to toe. Likely risk taker and owner of his own style!

Street style with attitude.

Reminds me of what I would see in a old Brooklyn fashion book. Very characterized and, individualized. Loving the graphic tees.

Long live colors and character!

That’s right. Well-dressed gentlemen get their photos taken. Check out that styled, retro, men’s satchel. Major bag envy. Check out a similar one: Filson Field Satchel.

Paris men have great style. I want that bag.

Check our some New York splash of colors:

New York fashion

 Thanks to Nontsikelela, Trendy Crew, Yayemarieba and Tamu you rock!

No $ Naomi Campbell $ Just Plain NO

Sexy is walking the catwalk with confidence. Unsexy is having your your hair running off your head and, leaving your boyfriend perplexed and wondering, “what the hell just happened”?

Naomi is on a mission to the making of a double tragic: swimming with a wig and, wearing styling that is destroying her hair … maybe she’s  trying to prove some point, some anti-style point? Which is a little ironic since she’s in the fashion world as a model? I’m not sure what is going on here. I thought models would have access to the best of the best. In addition, her boyfriend, Vladislav Doronin is a Russian Donald Trump!

Anyhow even the healthiest hair in the world will not last long when it is ratted, abundantly washed with hairspray, straightened, curled, or colored before every fashion show.

Naomi Campbell and boyfriend

Naomi Campbell and boyfriend on vacation

Suprised?

Merci Beaucoup, please don’t do this again!

A Little Taste of Fashion Week

When the Fashion Week rolls into town, it’s a big stop for everything to start happening at once. Imagine a Fashion Editor having to fly to consecutive Fashion Weeks happening at more than one place? There’s The New York Fashion Week 2010 and the London Fashion Week 2010!  You have the big buyers coming into town to scope out new designs, you have your media moguls rushing to cover the events, you have the celebrities who come to see or…be seen . It’s an endless rush of madness at Fashion Week.  The timeliness are so constraining and not even Anna Wintour can stop the speeding clocks at Fashion Week!

Let’s not forget the models congregated together in one venue. The Venue that is often made fiercely hot by crazy lighting (for the videos and cameras). Gives a new meaning for Lights, Camera, Action!

Here is a little taste of both the London Fashion Week and, The New York Fashion Week. More to come later.

This was a wonderful casting of black models in PPQ Fashion Week at London. Everything from Nefertiti hairstyles to 70’s influence of bright colors was a spell of personality!

London Fashion Week PPQ

Jacques van der Watt and Danica Lepen presented Black Coffee

South African Jacques van der Watt and Danica Lepen for Black Coffee

Burberry Prorsum showed sophisticated yet wearable:

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2010 at New York Fashion Week

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2010 New York Fashion week

Philip Lim really showed Fall with all the colors reflecting that:

Philip Lim Fall 2010 at New York Fashion Week

Adrienne Landau embraced the fur and layer trend:

Adrienne Landau Fall 2010 Collection at New York Fashion Week

Adrienne Landau Fall 2010

Isaac Mizrahi revealed  a wearable and, beauty focus at the same time:

Isaac Mizrahi wearable Fall 2010 Collection

Isaac Mizrahi wearble collection 2010

Anna Sui showed ethereal and adventure at the same time:

Anna Sui beautiful 2010 Collection showed a vision.

CK Klein brought out the country boot with a pop and twist:

Tommy Hilifiger “Preppy With a Pop” Fall collection

Jason Wu showed us ready-to wear beautiful high fashion garments:

Jason Wu Fashion Week 2010 Fall Collection

Baby Phat Does Michelle Obama

Baby Phat decided to show a Michelle Obama with a twist on the New York runway. I like it very much. The accessories, the cuts worked well to customize the look. Yay to Michelle being a classy fashion icon. We desperately need the classy types.

Baby Phat New York

Baby Phat New York displays first lady with a twist.

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The Catwalks Finally Have Color

The catwalk has been freed to swell with color and majestic graces of diversity.  Even though black people don’t realise this small changes, these are the “I have a dream” speeches coming true. Not only the presentation of blacks on runways but the equal appreciation of beauty in every color. It makes us relate and appreciate the dorned coutoure as a style that can be dynamically wearble regardless of race. Anyhow, although change is slow, at least it is gradual. That is fabulous.

Jourdan Dunn one of the colors paining the runway fabulous....

Jourdan Dunn one of the colors paining the runway fabulous....

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Fall Stylism

Last night I was on a mission to hit more than one mall. Mission accomplished and I have to tell you, it is time to be out and about on a wardrobe update. The prices are varied and even the recessionista/ fashionista/stylista (if there are such words!) should be out there to delve into that sartorial world. So I decided to check some fall upcoming swag:

Credits: Old Navy Women’s Frost Free Hooded Coats in Coffe Grounds, $79.50, oldnavy.com; Catherine Malandrino Quilted Puffa Coat, $995, net-a-porter.com

Credits: Old Navy Women’s Frost Free Hooded Coats in Coffe Grounds, $79.50, oldnavy.com; Catherine Malandrino Quilted Puffa Coat, $995, net-a-porter.com

A model walks the runway at the Mackage Fall 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in the Salon at Bryant Park on February 18, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG). Thanks to Essence Mag.

A model walks the runway at the Mackage Fall 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in the Salon at Bryant Park on February 18, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG). Thanks to Essence Mag.

Wearing Malandrino. This is a disco diva look. Thanks to Essence Mag.

Wearing Malandrino. This is a disco diva look. Thanks to Essence Mag.

Steve Madden Women’s Revenu Studded Open Toe Pump, $84.90 (Originally $129), endless.com; Alexander McQueen Studded Buckle Bootie, $1,395, alexandermcqueen.com

Steve Madden Women’s Revenu Studded Open Toe Pump, $84.90 (Originally $129), endless.com; Alexander McQueen Studded Buckle Bootie, $1,395, alexandermcqueen.com

RIchie Rich Fall 2009 Fashion show: Who says you cn't be mature and colorful?

RIchie Rich Fall 2009 Fashion show: Who says you cn't be mature and colorful?

She is Loyal glamour: feminine forms translate to French sophistication with sharp pencil skirts and stately ruffles. Thanks Essence.

She is Loyal glamour: feminine forms translate to French sophistication with sharp pencil skirts and stately ruffles. Thanks Essence.

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Wendell Lissimore Works Overtime

Wendell Lissimore (aka model and Ty Ogunkoya’s best friend) is working his handsome self into overtime. So dare not to be jealous of the prospects coming to this hard-working model. He is practically everywhere you look: from Toyko to Germany and from Germany to Macy’s and Macy’s to Mercedez Benz Fashion Week, this one is climbing mountains and getting there on time to plant the flag. Flawlessly sculpted, high-cheekboned, he is trully the model of the moment:

Fashion Week 2009

Fashion Week 2009

At Milan's Fashion Week

At Milan's Fashion Week

G-Star Raw Fall/Winter 2009 collection

G-Star Raw Fall/Winter 2009 collection

Wendell is so overtime taking on The Basic House, the trendy South Korean department store:

wendell

wendell

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Arise Magazine and African Beauties

Arise featured these three beauties during the 2008 Africa Rising event.  It was also a  chance to feature  couture/custom pieces by Nigerian designers: The supermodels (Naomi Campbell, Alek Wek & Liya Kebebe) were best dressed by Nigerian designers, Deola Sagoe, Fati Asibelua of MOMO Couture, Lanre DaSilva Ajayi of LDA. As I browsed through the magazine, I was overcome with glee. As a woman of African descent, I was proud to see that African fashion is booming. 

Alek Wek In Deola Sagoe

Alek Wek in Deola Sagoe

Naomi Campbell in Deola Sagoe

Naomi Campbell in Deola Sagoe

Liya in Deola Sagoe

Liya in Deola Sagoe

Alek Wek in MOMO Couture

Alek Wek in MOMO Couture

Liya in Lanre DaSilva Ajayi (LDA)

Liya in Lanre DaSilva Ajayi (LDA)

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African Collections on the Runway

Arise Magazine did a coverage of an event that showcased African Fashion Collective at New York Fashion Week in February 2009. It was the group’s fashion debut at the prestigious fashion extravaganza. Xuly Bet, Tiffany Amber, Stoned Cherrie, and Momo presented their Fall 2009 collections to the fashion elite. 

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Nanette Lepore Does Gypsy in Darker Colors

Nanette Lepore truly channels the inner nature gypsy and her bohemian influence is well suited no matter what colors she chooses to showcase. Watch out for these fall colors:

Inner fall gypsy in darker shades of a fading summer.

Inner fall gypsy in darker shades of a fading summer.

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It’s all about Ty Ogunkoya

 

Scarfs and bulk fits never looked this in style!

 

 

 

Scarfs and bulk fits never looked this in style!

This 6’1 Fresh faced model has been gracing many runways but I bet you were all wondering “who can that possibly be?” His full name is Tayo Ogunkayo. Beware he’s not just a pretty face. This one is equipped with a degree in material engineering. (Thanks to Terrence Sambo for his insight on this one).  Check him out here.

Stats:

Nationality: Nigerian
Birthday: 1990
Born in: Nigeria
Agencies: Independent, New York Model Management
Known for: His eyes
Status: Newcomer
Best Friends with: Wendell Lissimore
Interests: Basketball

Definitely runway wearable.

Definitely runway wearable.

I like the scarf pairing like that.

I like the scarf pairing like that.

Costume National Milan Men 09

Costume National Milan Men 09

Backstage at a show.

Backstage at a show.

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Street style

Selita goes to NYC home of the big apple:

Casual as in great footwear and dressy fit.

Casual as in great footwear and dressy fit.

Beyonce in Paris: always a show-stopper.

Peep toe boots are a check... check mark away.

Peep toe boots are a check... check mark away.

This one lady has got that futuristic look working for her:

The wrap-around snug around shades and the Shemagh scarf work nicely. Dare and be different: Check!

The wrap-around snug around shades and the Shemagh scarf work nicely. Dare and be different: Check!

This one lady is looking fly:

The sunglasses and outfit beem her up. Coutesy of Essence.

The sunglasses and outfit beem her up. Coutesy of Essence.

Rock a dress.

I like.

I like.

Ciara is taking back style: Even on a casual day:Can I hear a YES!

Ciara arrives at BBC Radio in London, England. Looking fab.

Ciara arrives at BBC Radio in London, England. Looking fab.

Farrell is never out of step with his game…even if the game is grey:

Grey never looked this freshly adorned!

Grey never looked this freshly adorned!

Jourdan Dunn on her day off looking casual:

The effortless look I say.

The effortless look I say.

Okay you know I  just had to throw in Mr. West in there. Street styler himself!!!

At Fashion Week in Milan 09: Let me higher elavate his ego:..great coat and jeans!

At Fashion Week in Milan 09: Let me higher elavate his ego:..great coat and jeans!

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Oscar de La Renta Elegance

Oscar de la Renta a fashion superstar is the ultimate splash for a non-boring show. The ladies rocked classic pieces on the runway. These are not only elegant but wearable runway material. This look also says: “show me the money”.

Oscar de Larenta

Dark, daring, but never depressing. 

I can see Michelle O rocking all these garments without question.

I can see Michelle O rocking all these garments without question.

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Models Day Off

This is how one of the models dresses on her day off the runway. I on the other hand, think that this outfit borders on ambiguity. Is it an outfit or a get-up??  gurl got me so confused. I want to high-five her off-work style from being different from those other runway robots. So kudos to that.  

This is an outfit or a get-up???

This is an outfit or a get-up???

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