Anna Kendrick in Band of Outsiders
From Beyoncé to Anna Kendrick, this year at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards only very few people caught my attention with their choice of style for the biggest night in music. Nicki Minaj slayed in all black wearing Tom Ford, Pharrell and his wife Helen shocked in his and hers Adidas suits (his suit was grey as well but when the flash went off – it transformed into a reflective all white short suit) and Lady Gaga glistened with a plunging neckline and high-slit Brandon Maxwell dress. These looks were my favorite for the night but honorable mentions go to HAIM, Chris Brown and Sam Smith.
Beyoncé in Proenza Schouler
Chrissy Teigen in Pucci
Jhené Aiko in Alberta Ferretti
Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell
Nicki Minaj in Tom Ford
Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh in Adidas
We all know how much I adore Chanel, but many don’t know that I adore everything floral. Today in Paris, Chanel held a gorgeous garden party for the Spring Couture show. It was a beautiful display of a magical story being told. The inspiration behind the show consisted of every element of nature. The dresses and skirts adorned with silk flower appliqués, the use of tulle is always acceptable for the Spring. The flower child bride and her Chanel flower boys, parading through with the largest bouquets was a Lagerfeld signature. It was quite an elaborate show, but very CHANEL and iconic. x
Lagerfeld does it again with another beautiful Chanel Spring Couture bride.
Ever notice those curve balls life tries to throw at you? It’s either you catch it and move on or drop the ball and attempt to move on. I had a reflective moment upon receiving the tear sheets of this shoot. This day was one of the hardest days I’ve worked in my entire life; I remember feeling so defeated at the end of this shoot. I was so exhausted from being on my feet for so long and injured from steaming clothes all afternoon. It was definitely one of my worst days, but all throughout I remained positive and forever grateful to Nakima for having me assist her. Every one who knows me personally, knows that I love my job as a stylist assistant so when I opened the email after months of waiting and as I scrolled upon the first image (posted above) there it was — MY NAME IN PRINT! At that moment, it all made sense. The long hours, the team playing, and the hard work it was all worth it. The experience was an enlightening one for me, it has taught me that obstacles are necessary but one must persevere and shine on. My participation in this project means a great deal to me and I owe thanks to Nakima Benjamin and photographer Kira Bucca for sharing this moment with me! x
Nicki Minaj opens up about her private life with her new album The Pinkprint, which is acclaimed to be her best album yet. In her interview with Rolling Stone magazine, she explains how hard she works and introduces the efforts she put into the release of her short film, The Pinkprint Movie. The movie consists of three heart-wrenching chapters, that are visual portrayals of songs off her album.
“One of my goals was to give people a glimpse into my personal life, because it’s something I’ve kept very private,” she tells Rolling Stone.
After watching the 16-minute video, for the first time in a long time, I felt close to the real Nicki Minaj. The path she’s exploring is something that I’ve waited for, and I couldn’t be more pleased. I’ve always said that tragedy inspires creativity. Her break up with Safaree Samuels might be the hardest to deal with right now, however with the passion for her career – she’ll be just fine.
Rolling Stone magazine hits stands, January 2nd. The Pinkprint in stores now.
When I saw the images for the latest Burberry campaign starring my faves – Naomi and Jourdan, I couldn’t have been more proud of the company I represent professionally. Shot by Mario Testino like the previous campaign, the two UK models have never worked together before. I’m sure it was a pleasure for Jourdan to have the Queen Naomi in her presence. These two look amazing and Christopher Bailey is brilliant for utilizing only women of color for such vibrant clothing. I can’t wait for the upcoming season at my new location – come shop with me! x