The Golden Globe Winners (we're talking fashion here)

Diane Kruger in Christian Lacroix (she can do no wrong)
Dew Barrymore in Atelier Versace (her colors palette's a winner)

January Jones in Lanvin (brilliant details on the collar, really)
Julia Roberts in vintage Yves Saint Laurent (I don't really think this a good choice for the Golden Globes, but I can't ignore vintage YSL)

Amy Adams in Carolina Herrea (how to look fabulous with a preggie tummy)

Marion Cotillard in Christan Dior ( I uber love this girl by the way...stayed tuned for a post dedicated to her)

Kate Winslet in Yves Saint Laurent (way to go!)

Tom Ford in...Tom Ford, and Julianne Moore in Balenciaga (I dig the contrast of dress and jewels)

Chloe Sevigny in Valentino (I'm actually not sure about this one, it's more like reflex action cus I always love what she wears)

And by the way, I'm a fan of those who carried their own umbrella.

Mens Watch: Divers Must Have - Tissot Sea Touch

If you are in love with scuba diving, then you should not miss the chance to look out for any accessories that are style and yet serve you well with this sport activities too.

Well, Tissot Sea-Touch watch fill in so well. A released from the very famous T-touch line. It is designed for diving activities and divers like me! :) Combined patented techonology and stylish design, the sea-touch is a must-have timepieces for diving and also for daily use.

I was indulged in The Tissot Sea-Touch watch when I first came across this from the magazine. Without further introduction but look at some of the features. SEA-Touch by Tissot watches uses patented technology to ensure that this watch for divers maintains its high performance at all levels – above and below sea level. Yes, is right down to a depth of 200 meters, so divers, you are literally have the sophisticated functionality of this high-tech diving watch at their fingertips.

As well as being able to tell the time in two time zones and indicate the depth of the current dive, this timepiece integrates a digital chronograph, thermometer, alarm, perpetual calendar date, compass and divers’ logbook, all activated by touch on the glass. Other features like luminosity, shock resistance, anti-magnetism, band solidity and the integration of a time control device.

More review from YouTube.

So I don't see there is any good reason to reject such a perfect piece, with such reasonable price.

Man Fashion: Williamson For Men

Contributed by Charlie Johnson


Matthew Williamson has broaden his horizons and created his first men’s line set to be launched in time for Spring/Summer 2010; his individual use of bright colours and extravagant patterns has been continued within his opening male collection.

For those who is not familiar with Matthew Williamson, is an English fashion designer. His collections are shown twice a year during New York Fashion Week, and they often have an Indian influence, perhaps related to the time Williamson spent working in India for the clothing store Monsoon. He counts celebrities such as Björk, Cat Deeley, Sienna Miller, Kelis, Jade Jagger and Plum Sykes amongst his friends.

After the success of his Matthew Williamson for H&M collection it’s easy to predict how popular his first male designs will be; the items which will only available be in London, New York and Dubai (in his stores and Harrod’s) customers will literally fly to get the first piece Williamson for men.

The capsule collection which includes silk scarves, cashmere sweaters and a range of brightly coloured t-shirts isn’t designed for the faint hearted male; but why should women only enjoy his clothes, take a road trip to your nearest store and bring Williamson into your wardrobe.

His first capsule collection which includes silk scarves, cashmere sweaters and a range of brightly coloured t-shirts; is set to sell quicker than his high street range and with it only being available in New York, London and Dubai people are set to literally fly to get it.

Milan Fashion Week: Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2010 Collection

Looking back to Milan Fashion Week, Dolce & Gabbana led the way with one of its strongest presentations in seasons, using Giuseppe Tornatore’s new film, “Baarìa,” as the starting point for a Sicilian-inspired collection highlighting Italian tailoring and distressed work wear.

If only Michael Corleone had these threads on hand when he was hiding out in the motherland. They're everything a macho, sexy, tough Sicilano could want, from long johns tucked into worker boots and henleys to Sunday-best suits looked especially sharp when contrasted with worn-out tank tops.

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, and their attention is clearly in the right place.

How to ruin a Bottega Veneta dress...

...let Sandra Bullock wear it.
No offense to her, it's just that this is the second time she ruins a dress I'm a fan of.
(see her wearing Lanvin).

Sleek Pulled Back 'Do

A sleek pulled back bun updo, as worn by Nia Long.
Courtesy of our friends at Read about Nia Long talking about the Chris Rock movie "Good Hair."

Paris Fashion Week: Hermes Fall/Winter 2010 Collection

Hermes stepped back from the fashion fray on Saturday by delivering a collection of timeless pieces that willfully snubbed trendiness.

The storied label's menswear offerings for fall-winter 2010-2011 made nearly no concessions to the fads that have swept other Paris catwalks, including proposing slouchy longjohns as a stand-in for pants and relieving blazers of their sleeves. Hermes' menswear designer, Veronique Nichanian, served up to-die-for suits with straight-leg pants remarkable only for their perfect cut and sweaters that retired French soccer international Lilian Thuram — a front row guest — said he was already coveting.

 The rest of the pieces — which included slim overcoats worn with leather belts, velvet jackets in slate and mauve and cashmere V-neck sweaters — were timeless in a manner befitting a house that has been forging a reputation for handmade excellence since its start as a saddle maker in 1837.

Real Bride: Patricia

This is a lovely long hairstyle worn with a veil.

Courtesy of Jen Huang Photography
Patricia & Charles
Harlem, NY

Man Fashion: Were You Dress To Impress?

This is the question that I always want to ask myself and to the readers out there.

My favorite wear is this cargo pants or  button fly jeans with T-shirts, and the most with V-neck sweater or scoop neck sweater. Pack with a pair of white Converse sneaker. Of course, I do received comments from my girlfriend like "Is that what you're going to wear?" which is more like accusation than question to me!

On the other hand, I do put up designer dress suit, shirt and fashion dress shoes, and my favorite blue retro skinny tie when I attend some formal parties with my girlfriend. Oh yes, I do have maroon red as well. :)

The bottom line is I wear clothes I feel comfortable in. For me that's what dressing and fashion is all about. But for most ladies that isn't the case. I am sure you have heard that this question, "Is that what you're going to wear?" countless times. And for all you women out there, unless you're going to physically undress us and then redress us to your specifications, the answer is, "Yes, this is precisely what I'm wearing."

Not because we're (or just myself?) stubborn or provocative but because we either don't know bother or we just feel comfortable with.

End of the day, my fashion philosophy is about comfort and be my own style, as well as fit into the surrounding rather to impress. So how about you? Do share your view here.... :)

Taraji's Updo

This is a chic updo worn by Taraji Henson.

Natural 'Do: Locs

Formal updo as worn by actress Aissa Maiga. Courtesy of our friends at Gorgeous Black Women.

Men Skincare: Shaving Tips

Taylor of Old Bond Street Eton College Shaving Cream JarI believe most of you think process of shaving is so simple, you hardly put any work or thought into it. Of course, all you need to do is put some/any shaving cream on your skin or just turn on your electric shaver and start shaving. Hang On!

Are you sure you got the right shaving products for your unique skin? People complain about getting cuts all the time and acne problems blaming their razors. Some of us don’t realize that right skin care regimen and products will make a huge positive change on our skin. Some men in particular just do not let go of the cheap shaving foam or even worse – soap and water. Along with applying good techniques, you should find out what skin type you have and use the right products for your skin. Choose your shaving products wisely. For instance, alcohol in a product is not good on sensitive skin. It dries it and causes irritation. Same for menthol. Yes, they feel good at first, but the result may not be as pleasant later. Avoid foam based products. Aerosol gels or foams are most popular products. It’s because they are easy to use and find. They give you a handful of lather at the press of a button. However, it’s quality not the quantity of the lather that is important.

Coochy-Original Rash-Free Shaving Cream, 16oz OriginalChemicals that are bad for your skin foam those products up. Quality shaving creams do not just help you remove hair. They prevent skin irritation, acne, and razor bumps. And they are not that expensive. Only for couple more bucks, you can get a good shaving cream that does all that and more. During these last years, skin care and shaving products have greatly developed.

There are many products on the market for any skin type, so you just need to spend a little bit of time to analyze and choose the right one for you.

New Nails for Spring...


It's no secret that pastels are always popular trends in Spring collections, but this year, I'm especially loving the light, bright pinks and corals for the upcoming season. Essie has always been a favorite brand of mine, but I've been especially loving it over the past few months. I picked up a few colors from their Spring collection (which I'm definitely going to add to soon!) as well as a new MAC shade.

First, my favorite...
Essie Tart Deco
This is by far one of the best nail polishes I've came across in a very long time. The color, the formula... everything. It's a bit more orange than it actually photographed. When I paint my nails, I like to build the color in thin coats. A lot of the time, nail polish formulas will let me down and it makes me have to glob on too much because it's thin and streaky. With this one, it applies evenly and opaque with one thin coat. If you were in a hurry, you could probably get away with one coat. But with two, it builds to a gorgeous, even peach color that is bright and creamy pastel at the same time. Love it.
When I bought this, I thought the color in the bottle looked a bit too similar to MAC's Coconut Ice, which I was wearing on my nails at the time. I almost didn't buy it. I am SO glad I did, because these two colors are so very different. ...and honestly, the MAC formula in that shade sucks and just doesn't compare to Essie's Tart Deco.

MAC Coconut Ice
In the bottle, it's an absolutely gorgeous shade. This one is a bit more pink and the color isn't as intense. However the formula is not great. Thin and very streaky, which at this point I kind of always expect from MAC nail polish. But it's a nice color, so when I actually have the time and patience to apply 3 coats, I'll reach for it again. In the picture, I had done two generous coats.

And last, another shade from Essie's Spring collection. Honestly, when I saw the collection advertised in magazines and even in the store when I saw them in person, I wanted this color the most! I'm constantly looking for a nice light, bright, OPAQUE, cream (no frost) pink.

Essie Pop Art Pink
...and after trying this, I'm still looking. I'm disappointed in this one because it's much more sheer than I expected. And I love Essie, but lets just be honest... Do they really need ANOTHER sheer pink? It seems they have an endless range of this exact shade already. So I don't quite get it. You can see how sheer it is in the pictures, and that is with 2 *very* generous coats. It's definitely a shade I'll use when I want a sheer pink and natural look. But I've already got a few of those already, so I was just a little disappointed.

With that being said, I would love for you guys to recommend good pinks to me- Ones that look similar to the shade of this one, but is more opaque. What are your favorite pinks?


Floral Updo

A youthful, floral updo with waves and twists.

Boom! Slash! Splatter! (brain explosion...tough luck)

School's been my latest and greatest time consumer, like for real. Meaning I haven't actually thought up anything or found anything around that I'd consider blog-worthy. And pretty much, that's that.
On a side note, my mastery of the Portuguese language is developing, now I can read and make out MOST of a conversation. Yes I feel proud yes you might not care.
Speaking of which, I just got my highlight of the day. (like in this bloody moment, and you might not care about this either, so you could navigate away for today, this whole post interests no one but me)
Evanescence released a never-before-heard-B-side to help the victims of Haiti. It's called Together Again, and I'm listening to it right now, it's totally pretty.