Any fashionista worth her wardrobe knows that she can buy trendy stuff from Forever 21, but who really has the patience to wade through all the crap and mess that plagues the actual store? We don’t, that’s for sure. So we’ll just surf the website to find all the trendy and classic (bet you didn’t think Forever 21 had “classic” in them) items to add to our autumn wardrobe. I’m really loving the Crochet Trim Sweater Cardigan because I can’t afford real Chanel, but don’t want to wear a complete knockoff. Check out 17 garments and accessories we’re loving for their design and price, after the jump.
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It’s kind of hard to believe that Kylie Minogue is 41 years old and can still rock a costume that younger pop singers like Beyonce and Lady Gaga would wear. Kylie kicked off her first U.S. tour ever wearing the hottest thigh-high boots I’ve ever seen. Plus, she’s also rocking the crazy headband trend. [Oakland, CA, 10/01/09] Keep reading »
I’m the type of person that has a difficult time getting rid of stuff, especially clothes, shoes, and accessories. I’ve had the experience too many times of something coming back in fashion the season after I’ve donated it to charity. So even though my closet is literally bursting at the seams and I have several stacks of shoe boxes crowding my room, I refuse to get rid of anything that still fits. One item I know I’ll never give up, unless I’m being held at gunpoint, is my vintage black leather jacket.
Back in the ’70s my cousin’s father worked at a leather jacket factory and made this black jacket for her. It was passed down to another cousin when she outgrew it. And then, I got it when I was 10. It was a little big for me, especially in the sleeves, but I rocked it anyway. I still remember what I wore with it the first time — a pink sweater with thin beige stripes and black wide-wale corduroy pants. (I have this strange ability to remember the outfits I wore on certain occasions, including what I had on down to my underwear when I lost my virginity.) I felt so stylish and adult because I’d never owned a leather jacket before — my usual outerwear was a down coat from London Fog, courtesy of my dad or grandma. It was NYC in the early ’90s and a child wearing a brand-new leather jacket was asking for trouble. Keep reading »
Our friends over at Lemondrop hipped us to a new study that says many parents lie to get their children to behave. For instance, parents tell their kids the police will arrest them for crying too much or that if they sit too close to the TV they’ll go blind. When I was younger, my mom didn’t have to make up stories to get me to behave — she just raised her eyebrow. The first raise was a warning, and the second meant I was in big trouble. But she did come up with one big whopper to explain where I came from. She told me she purchased me from the “baby store” and I had a twin sister, but she didn’t have enough available credit on her AmEx to buy both of us. Of course, I didn’t really believe this story at first, but when I met Arianna Harris, who had the same birthday as me, at day camp, I became a little suspicious. Good thing Arianna looked exactly like her parents.
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“I don’t actually go that way, though I notice a lot of people think I do. But umm, you know what, if I’m-a do it, I’m going for [Barack] Obama. If I got with him, I could run the country. If I was that way, Obama, I’d be gunning for you brother! I’d be the one in control. That’s if I was that way. Who you gonna go for? Will Smith? Somebody pretty like that? Not to say Obama’s not pretty. But I’d go straight for Obama because you got power then. You could run red lights and just wild out. And I’d have Michelle [Obama] hold the camera!”
– Tyson Beckford answering this question: “If you had to spend the night with a man, who would it be and why?” [Black Voices] Keep reading »