Friday, June 17, 2011

Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market Experience

I must apologize lovelies… I have had the week from hell (but I’ll save that for a video blog.)


I got the chance to experience the frenzy that is the Dallas Market.  If you don’t know about the market, let me tell you it’s awesome.  It’s a chance for stores, boutiques, spas and others of the like to purchase clothing and accessories to sell in stores. Market is the mecca of all clothes and shopping (well in my mind it was.)

I got a chance to be a guest of the lovely Danette Wicker of Danette’s Urban Oasis.  I was warned by Danette to wear sneakers and I knew then that this was going to be a serious shopping experience. Be warned, if you do anything with Danette, you better be ready because she is in full business mode the second she walks in the building. There are countless vendors, special events and seminars that you can take part in to help you better your business. 

 We took part of a tour with Rawlins Gilliland later on in the afternoon.  Rawlins is a little spark of a man, and he knows everything about the fashion industry.  Rawlins, a former employee of Neiman Marcus, will keep you on your toes.  Rawlings showed us lines that we should be paying attention to and products that are guaranteed to sell in stores.

 Danette of Danette's Urban Oasis

I was pretty much worn out at the end of the day. It’s a lot of walking but all the clothes that you get to see, just amazing. We also got a chance to meet some up and coming designers whose work will be spotlighted on Pop Culture Fashionista.  Some of the stuff that they put out is AMAZING. Lots of funky, fun stuff that no one else will have.

 I didn’t mention that in the afternoon they pass out snacks and drinks… and sometimes its adult drinks.

If you get a chance to go apparel & accessories market in your city, GO! If it’s your first time, you will be worn out by the end of the day.  It took me a day for my legs to recover. It was worth it.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Natalie Portman gives birth to baby boy!

Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman gave birth to a baby boy!  It is the first child for Portman and fiancĂ© Benjamin Millepied.  Portman and Mellepied met on the set of Black Swan.  Mellepied was the choreographer and co-star.

No details were released about the baby boy’s name.


Friday, June 3, 2011

Pink has baby Girl!

Congratulations are in order for Pink and husband Carey Hart.  The couple welcomed a baby girl on Thursday!  The couple named the child, Willow Sage Hart and Pink tweeted, “She’s gorgeous, just like her daddy.”

In other “celeb” baby news…
Kim Zolciak (from Housewives of Atlanta) and Kroy Biermann had a baby boy on May 31.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

More Garage Sale Finds (pic heavy)

As we all know, I love garage sales, thrift stores and a discount.  The last two weekends have been filled with hitting up the garage sales and I found some really great stuff.  I found a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses for five dollars! An absolute steal!  I found a ton of purses, one that might be a Dolce and Gabbana purse, but I’m not sure if it real or not but I’m still gonna rock the hell out of it.  I purchased some bath products that were still in the packaging and a white plate with a stand.  I plan on using that for my jewelry.

I also did some dress shopping and I found a great floral frock at Lane Bryant that was an additional 50% off the already marked down price.  The purple dress was at JC Penney’s and of course, on sale.  The purple dress has a 70’s type of vibe to it and I can’t wait til I wear it out on the town.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pop Culture Fashionista or Faux Fashionista: Amber Rose

First let’s thank Kanye West for putting Amber Rose in the spotlight.  Amber has a banging body and isn’t afraid to show it.  Now with that being said, Amber does take some fashion risks that are hit or miss.  You can’t knock the girl for putting herself out there.

Recently Amber Rose was spotted rocking these leopard tights with some combat boots and a jacket.
Make it work girl…

Also, Amber Rose posed for these pics…

Pop Culture Fashionista or Faux Fashionista: Eva Marcille

We all remember Eva Marcille as the winner of America’s Next Top Model season 3.  Whenever a challenge came at Eva, she worked it.  Every single one of those other models hated on Eva, but guess who came out on top?
 YES, Eva the Diva.

Eva was spotted at Niecy Nash’s wedding this past weekend rocking a white tuxedo to the wedding.  Eva the Diva is looking *Miss Jay voice* FIERCE!  Eva has been out and about lately and I love seeing her fashion.  Work it gurl!
What do you think?