Archive | September, 2011

Red rocks the Red Carpet

19 Sep

The 63rd Annual Emmy Awards premiered in red-hot fashion last night! The prominent trend, of course, was red. Who was your favorite?

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Christian Siriano: Spring 2012

11 Sep

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Who doesn’t love Christian Siriano? The fiercest Project Runway winner of them all! Season after season, I cannot wait to see what he puts down the runway. And what makes him even better is that his shoe line at Payless makes it possible for die-hard, yet not rich, fashionista like me to own a piece of Christian fashion. That’s FIERCE.

Ok, so back to Siriano’s Spring fashion outlook…

1. Eye-popping color (reoccurring trend alert!)

2. Maxi skirts

3. Tailored capris and jackets

4. Whites and creams (mixed with eye-popping color!)

5. Siriano staple: Tulle, organza and feathers!

According to, Christian’s inspiration behind this collection was Katherine Hepburn — a revelation that may leave some people scratching their heads. For a designer who won Project Runway on his love of feathers, pushing boundaries and avant garde. Yet, after looking through his pieces, he definitely made it work! In opening, his looks resembled a modern-day Katherine. Very simple and tailored in silhouette, yet bold and sassy in color and styling. Even the models’ hair (and sunglasses) mirrored Katherine someone in today’s fashion folio. Red, neon yellow, white and cream dominated the color palette.

Some of my favorite looks…the tight, striped tees paired with extra-long maxi skirts, his red blazer and the long, tunic vest cinched with a bright red belt and paired with a flowing yellow skirt.

As the show moved on, his looks got more bold, and good ole’ Christian came through. Fur and feathers, organza and tulle. Looks that pushed the envelope, but stayed ready-to-wear. Some of my favorite fashions for Spring 2012 thus far.

What do think Compliment Closet fans?

Jason Wu, Woos

9 Sep

Only 2 days into NYFW, and I already can’t wait to shop for my Spring 2012 wardrobe. Wait! You’re getting ahead of yourself, Alicia! I haven’t even picked up my new pieces for this Fall yet. Still, Spring 2012 fashions are shaping up to show off our girlish figures. To kick off some of Compliment Closet’s FW coverage, here are some highlights of a stand-out show thus far — Jason Wu.

Jason Wu’s Spring collection in 2 words: vintage vixen. High-waists and full skirts. Grays and blacks splash with color. Sleeveless blouses, ruffled pencil skirts and bow belts. Yet, pair the looks with sleek, spiky hair and fiery red lips, and these looks exude bad-ass girl power. I’d feel pretty girly, yet slightly intimidating strutting down the street in anyone of these pieces.

Celebrity Charity Fashion and Beauty Show

7 Sep

Fashion week is upon us! (well it’s tomorrow)! Soon, Spring 2012 fashions will be all the buzz! Leading up to Fashion Week, lots of other charitable and fashionable events take place. Like this one: Celebrities for Charity Beauty and Fashion Show in Philadelphia. My good friend Eboyne’, and her PR firm Divine Influence PR,  helped organize this wonderful event! Check out some of the fashionably-worthy pics!

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Celebrity hair stylist, Naeemah Johnson, of Nbeauty Inc. held her first Celebrities for Charity Beauty and Fashion Show in conjunction with 17 Days of Fashion. The lavish affair sponsored by Indiqué Hair, FSL Cosmetics, Divine Influence PR, and Celebrity Magazine was held at lavish hot spot, Club Whispers in Philadelphia.

The event commemorated the launch of Naeemah Johnson’s charity, the Ruby Golden Foundation, as all proceeds from the event went towards purchasing necessary school supplies for needy children; ensuring that they start the school year off right.

The upscale event brought out some of the area’s best company of celebrities and taste makers to celebrate beauty and fashion for a good cause. Celebrities such as Queen B of the Hair Battle Spectacular (Oxygen Network), Kharisma Mcilwaine, (CW Philly correspondent,) 17 Days of Fashion co-founder/celebrity stylist, Anthony Henderson, Ty’ron Perrin of the Marquette Collection, celebrity stylist, Giovanni Styles, Tye Grays of Featherlicious247, Urban Xpressions, Tweety Elitou of Young, Hip, and Chic, Casamera Reavis and many more!

Guests received complimentary swag bags filled with the latest issue of Juicy Magazine, Milani Cosmetics, Pop Chips, fans by Asian Ideas, and Yagolicious gift cards. Music spun by DJ Marty Geez kept the crowd amped before the start of the show, while host, Show Bizz worked the crowd. A live runway show featuring the enchanting designs of Walish Gooshe, Lung Pearl, Eye Rock Art, Punch Line, Vamp Boutique, and the Marquette Collection stormed the runway. Lady Gaga’s background singer, Jazmine GOGO Morrow, Jaydon Thomas, and Kartinya rocked the stage with their live musical performances and background dancers. Comedian Muggman and his crew brought the laughs with his hilarious rendition of Osama bin Ladden’s fashion week.

Although Jazmine Sullivan and Charli Baltimore, headlining supporters of the Celebrities for Charity Beauty and Fashion Show were unable to attend the event due to last minute engagements, they both sent their praises.

 “I am so proud of Naeemah and the people of Philly for stepping up and helping our kids,” Jazmine Sullivan said. “It always feels good to give but it feels even better to help our own! I couldn’t make it there because of a prior engagement, but I heard the turn out was wonderful! Hopefully this will be the beginning of many more!”

“It is important as artists that we support our future generation however we can,” Charli Baltimore said. “It’s great when people like Naeemah Johnson use their celebrity to organize such a positive event to promote education.”

Nbeauty Inc.founder, Naeemah Johnson also expressed her appreciation for all of the support. “The support was great! I appreciate all of the designers, celebrities, and press that came out. I also want to thank the general public who came out and supported to help raise money for school supplies for our children, and I can’t wait to do it again next year!”