Fashion Fades, Style is Forever

And who knows more about personal style than Solange Knowles? From patterns to solids, births to neutrals and everything else in between she does it best! 

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Solange Knowles is a singer, actress,DJ, model, and Fashion ICON, daughter of Matthew and Tina Knowles and little sister to Beyonce’ she’s definitely not living in Yonce’s shadow.  Solange is the fashion It Girl in the eyes of so many, not just the everyday girl who wants to be seen but to the designers and editors all over; you can catch her in the front row of the shows and in the style section of the magazines.  Beyond her eye catching fashion she has also become a natural hair Goddess debuting many different styles for the natural url to try. 

Solange has recently teamed up with Puma on a collaboration (looks like I’m not the only one noticing her fashion)She says of her Girl of Blaze Disc Collection that she wanted to create a collection for the girls like her.  Looking at the sneakers you can definitely see Solange’s personal style with the bold color combinations and the patterns placed within each sneaker.  Solange is quoted saying  “I really wanted to make a collection the spoke to the girl like me, that may not historically be a sneaker chick, but loves style and has fun with fashion.” 

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Draya Michele; Mogul in the Making

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Draya Michele, years ago that name meant nothing to me because I had absolutely no idea who that was and today, well today thats my WCW almost every week.  You’d think it’s because her body is bangin and she’s utterly gorgeous but there’s so much more to Draya than that.  Introduced to me via Basketball Wives LA 3 years ago I instantly fell in love with this woman, of course back then it was simply because I thought she was gorgeous but over time as she grew up right before viewer’s eyes I began to realize her hustle and drive is what makes her so great.

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A Mother, a daughter, a girlfriend, a business woman, a model and most surprising, a Mogul in the Making, “Philly” birthed Draya Michele 29 years old,  someone everyone needs to keep a look out for.  Draya has a not so secret history as a dancer who’s has dated a number of basketball players but she has recently settled down with now boyfriend, Dallas Cowboy Orlando Scandrick who she has publicly stated she is in love with!  

With her ventures with Ciroc, her fame from Basketball wives and the many magazine covers she has graced Draya has many projects in the works.  Back in 2012 She launched her line Fine Ass Girls (FAGS)(fineassgirls.com) and boy oh boy did it do well.  Here we are 2 years later and that very line has grown from beanies and t shirts to dresses, jerseys, sweats and even a workout apparel line! Worn by our favorites such as Heather Sanders, Chantel Jeffries, Cassie, Karrueche Tran and many more every girl wants to be a Fine Ass Girl!

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What else is Draya Michele working on? Her ultra sexy, loved and recognized around the world swim line Mint Swim (mint-swim.com) In it’s 2nd year and with newer, sexier and more intricate designs her swimsuits are being worn on celebrities, in magazines and by girls all over.  

 

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Draya Michele is slowly but surely taking over! She isn’t just a pretty face with pretty friends hosting a party anymore, she’s become bigger than the number one woman on every basketball wife’s most hated list! Draya isn’t only putting others on but she’s succeeded at putting herself on as well and there”s nowhere for her to go but up!

xox Danielle Mone’ 

BET Awards 2014; Fashion and Fun

This past Sunday June 29, 2014 was the BET Awards and may I say there were plenty of very Fashionable ladies and men walking that red carpet as well as the stage.  From the long, sexy gowns to the short, fun and flirty there was something for everyone! With looks from my personal favorite designer Michael Costello to stars like Paris Hilton, Ashanti and Jennifer Hudson showing face (and a little more) this years awards fashion was nothing to miss!

One trend those who watched not only the show but the pre red carpet special should have instantly picked up on was the ALL WHITE EVERYTHING! The woman looked so summertime fresh and to put it simply stunning! From Amber Rose, to Ashanti and many in between all white was definitely taking over the red carpet last night.

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Adrienne Bailon in Michael Costello

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Paris Hilton in Michael Costello 

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What else caught my eye you might ask? Well I must say I was a bit surprised to see Chris Brown performing his club hit These Hoes Ain’t Loyal and even more surprised when he came out in Arnold from Hey Arnold’s plaid flannel Shirtdress. 

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photo vía Perez Hilton

I spoke a little on my view of the good and the bad but there is more.  I have some questions I believe need answers. What is August Alsina doing with his hair? Why did Gabrielle Union wear those boots? And lastly why did Kerry Washington look like she was going to a summer picnic?

The 7 Golden Rules of Life

1. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up your presence.

2. What others think of you is none of your business.

3. Time heals everything, just give it time!

4. Don’t compare your life to others and don’t judge them.  You have no idea what their journey is all about.

5. Stop thinking too much.  It’s alright not to know the answers, they will come to you when you least expect it.

6. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

7. Smile, You don’t own all the problems in the world

Stay Motivated and Stay Happy 

A Designer to Love; Michael Costello

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Michael Costella was first introduced to me via Lilly Ghalichi from the Shahs of Sunset.  She wore his beautiful gowns to almost every function she attended during and well after taping of the show and then I saw his creations again on Beyonce’ at the Grammy’s. (pictured below) It seems this young man is slowly but surely taking over red carpets all over and everyone is definitely loving him! 

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Above is one of the four custom made Costello gowns made for Lilly for her Persian Prom themed 30th birthday party. 

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The well known Costello gown Beyonce wore to the Grammy’s

 

For those who do not know or may not remember Michael Costello was a contestant on Project Runway’s Season 8 and was a finalist on the shows Allstar season, he clearly wasn’t just a fan favorite.  Costello has dressed more than just these 2 fabulous ladies, his list of cliental includes but isn’t limited to Celine Dion, Paris Hilton and many of the reality TV “real housewives”.  One of his biggest accomplishments? other than having Beyonce’ wear his gown to the Grammy’s, this self taught designer was featured in VOGUE, at age 14 he created a couture collected which earned him an article in Vogue titled “LA’s Hidden Talent” 

Below are some gowns I simply LOVE!

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