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16 Feb

Celebrity Style Icon: Lupita Nyong’o

Celebrity Style Icon, Lupita Nyong'o personal style is captivating and  flawless Regal beauty Lupita Nyong'o, is our celebrity style icon whose break out season and personal brand is flawless. The starlet earned a much deserved nomination for Best Supporting Actress for The 2014 Golden Globes and an Academy Award nomination for her emotionally charged, break out performance in 12 Years a Slave. Her heart wrenching portrayal of Patsey led brandistas all over to fall in love with this amazingly talented and beautiful woman; but it's her captivating presence, radiant skin and brilliant style choices that keep brandistas and everyone else talking about the beauty. Every outfit she rocks represent the epitome of class: custom tailoring with great fabrics and color choices...
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4 Feb

Robin Givhan Pens One Night at Versailles

2006 Pulitzer Prize-winning, Washington, D.C. based style and culture critic and former Washington Post fashion editor, Robin Givhan is pen to write One Night at Versailles. Givhan contributed to Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary: Reflections by Women Writers and Michelle: Her First Year as First Lady.  The book, One Night at Versailles, is a cultural unfolding of the 1973 Versailles fashion show scheduled to be release this fall. In an interview earlier this week with www.fashionweekdaily.com, Givhan shares insight on the project. After a years worth of work on the book, she's confident although several of the main characters from the story have unfortunately died the book offers an interesting mix of memories. "I did some interviews on trips to New...
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28 Jan

Erykah Badu: The New Face of Givenchy

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The exclusive look premiering Givenchy's Spring 2014' campaign, featuring neo-soul singing sensation, Erykah Badu in a very stylish, tribal-inspired, textured poncho was released by Style.com. The french fashion house, Givenchy and its Creative Director, Riccardo Tisci is respected around the world for pushing the creative envelope and creating fashion campaigns that spark conversations regarding the brands creative ingenuity.  We are inspired by Badu's personal brand influence on Tisci, leaving her his leading lady for the Spring 2014 campaign shot by Mert & Marcus. Tisci told Style.com, “Erykah, she’s an icon—come on!”  “What I want to do with my advertising campaign is spread the love. Already now it’s been three seasons that I’ve been using people that express something—they are great artists, or...
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21 Jan

Ciara & Lupita Nyong’o Makes Vogue’s List

Vogue's Ten Rising Style Stars of 2014 is the premier fashion magazine's recognition of ten women whose fashion sense most impressed their fashion editors. Editors predict which leading ladies fashion style will have us glued to our tubes to glimpse her red carpet fashion choices; garner buzz during fashion week's throughout the world or gracing the silver screen in 2014. We have been admiring  Ciara's style evolution since 2010 and love the influence that Riccardo Tisci has had on her. Yes, she  looks absolutely fab in Givenchy and we've  admired- ok, drooled over, the recent Givenchy ensembles Ciara rocked in 2013. Plus, we love the wide-legged, pant suit ensembles, especially the all white Calvin Klein one she wore this season. Not...
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17 Jan

September Gray, Our Top Female Brand

Top Female Brand, September Gray has great insight in the art of collecting art.   Art is at the heart of our brandspiration this week, September Gray, owner of September Gray Art, shares loads of art education and exposure to some incredibly talented and established  African American Artists; including Freddie Styles, Kevin Cole, Reginald Laurent, Kevin OKeith, Anthony Liggins, Andre Guichard, Dana Todd Pope, Sheila Pree Bright, Richard Mayhew, Eleanor Neal, Preston Sampson and Larry Walker. September has offices in Atlanta and Chicago but is available on a national scale for clients.  Whether you are a seasoned collector, or interested in looking into starting your art collection, September consults and facilitates the acquisitions of fine art works for homes, businesses, and special projects...
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14 Jan

Top Female Brand: Queen Bey- Breaking Bad Brandista Style

Just when we thought we were at the peak of excitement the week of the winter season finale of Scandal, Queen Bey, an American top female brand,  dropped (with NO notice) an incredibly creative 14 song, 17 video, self- titled  visual album that was instantly available on itunes. Each song on Beyoncé  comes with it's own music video, a huge creative endeavor for an artist at Bey's status. Even among whispers swirling that Beyoncé  would drop a new album soon, we had no idea about the holiday gift she was on the verge of delivering, and in appreciative Brandista fashion, we are so thankful! Each of the 14 tracks oozes raw emotion, beautiful love story lines and "feel good" vibes that we will be...
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24 Nov

Style Guide: 5 Fall Style Staples For Brandistas

Fall has arrived, but being the classy, authentic and empowered woman you are, no need for an entire new wardrobe, these 5 style staples are options to consider to keep  you looking effortlessly chic. 1. NeimanMarcus.com 2.intermixonline.com 3.burdastyle.com The high neckline trend makes for such a classy and  flattering look. These tops bring instant femininity to any look. Go for silk, or cotton and pair with a great pencil or high-waisted skirt. Or, why not choose a pattern with personality to pair with jeans and heels. This high neckline top oozes sophistication with great versatility, depending on how you style it, it is suitable for day to evening and most occasions.  1. zara.com Distressed boyfriend jeans are versatile, comfortable and oh so easy+ fun to style!...
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