Saturday, March 31, 2012

Trend Report: Shade FAZE- The Radical Lens Session

Isson 2012- One of my Favs...
 The new trends in designer sunglasses for the Spring/Summer 2012 feature both exaggerated shapes and sizes. This season is all about the geek squad, the hipster, the enigma, the jetsetter etc. Everything is exaggerated and I am such a fan of anything that adds a little drama in my life.   Exaggerated cat eye sunglasses, by designers such as Missoni, or exaggerated hearts, ovals and diamonds, by designers such as Giles, are all seen in trendy designer collections for the season.  The classically traditional fashion sunglasses i.e. aviators, will remain a popular options as well this year. Designer sunglasses by Viktor&Rolf make a interesting appearance in the classic style of round that has been popularized by entertainers such as Sir Elton John and Lady Gaga.

OOTD:Lazy ZigZag

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

TOP 5 Beauty Trends for Spring 2012

Magazine picks the Top 5 Things you need to update your look and get pretty for Spring 2009. Try Red Lipstick, dab on some Brown Shadow on your lids, be fearless and try Fake Lashes, add a touch of Highlighter to your cheeks or try the Number 1 look of the season Dark Liner. Watch all the exclusive Allure Top 5 Things for Spring videos now.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Artistry That Inspires....

As an artist I am often inspired by the beauty around me. These photos exhibit three art forms: photography, makeup artistry and modeling. I hope you enjoys these pictures as much as I did. Also, to recieve instant updates on things that inspire me.. follow me @chiffosparkle on pinterest. Peace, Blessings and ART

Sunday, March 25, 2012

OOTD: Wings and Things

I had a fabulous night at the Kennedy Center in DC last night to see Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. I didn't have much time to prepare for this event and had literally 3 minutes to get home and get dressed- so when all else failed a little black dress was my savior. Every woman should own a little black dress or two- Especially when things/events pop up! I didn't do much accessorizing, I was really going for super simple look. ALL BLACK ERRYTHANG!

Natte by Marchesa sheer bell sleeved dress, CC Classic Flap in Black, Black and Cranberry shimmer stockings( Donna Karan), Michele Diamond Deco watch, Gold Chiffon Necklace,  Black Brian Atwood Pump, Black Belt(Thrifted)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

OOTD: Shamrock Mod- It's not easy being GREEN.

Happy St. Patrick"s Day

The Green scene in D.C. was LIVE. I attended a fashion event today for the launch of the Red Zipper Company and could not resist wearing this really cute Maggy London Waffle Dress that I had for over four years and never worn it. I absolutely love the mod influence and this kelly green is just simply amazing.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Red Zipper Fashion Company Launch- Washington D.C.

by: Chiffon Curtis

Ciara's Blond Mane!


What Style Glasses are Best for YOU?

  Matching Sunglasses/eyeglass Frames to Face Shapes



Wish List: Gucci Sandal 2012

I was in Saks in Chevy Chase, and my favorite SA pulled these beauties from the back. I tried them on and fell in love with them. They are so sexy and just a beautiful beautiful shoe. This shoe retails for about $1200. Do we like them?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

OOTD- Leopard Glitter Gym Shorts

It is Thursday night in DC and I am headed to The Park on Fourteenth Nightclub. The weather is beautiful and I am ready to dance the night away. This is me after dark. Still tasteful--- All black with a bit of sparkle.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

City Slickstah Sista


OOTD: Just. Work. Casual.

Rachel Roy sweater, Black Skirt ( Limited), Black tights(HUE), Christian Louboutin simple pump, White/blue striped collar top(American Eagle), Ray Ban shades, Tiffany & Co bracelet, DY Diamond Station Cable Bracelet, Brown Belt

OOTD: Plaid Escape Hour

It's Friday and I am so happy to get my weekend jumping. I met up with two of my girls for a nice happy hour social @ Ruth Chris Steakhouse. Anywho, straight from work- Definitely was in relax  mode. Check it out!

DKNY Sleeve plaid top, Adrienne Vittadini Belt, Kate Spade gold bangle, Chanel Flap, BCBG Black Shorts, Betsey Johnsob Black tights, Free Press Blue Shoes, Kensie Cream long sleeve tee.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Hood for Trayvon

Sunday at church my Pastor requested that everyone wear a hood in remembrance of Trayvon Clark, A teen who was senselessly followed and murdered. This post is less about fashion/or what I am wearing- but more about awareness that we are ALL resposible for each other- we must learn to LIVE in LOVE!!!! RIP TRAYVON and all the other people who have lost their lives at the hands of HATRED. Peace and Blessings. 

Do I look suspicious?

OOTD:Da Christian Cool

Praise Break: Giving praises to the MOST HIGH... This is my Sunday Church gear this week. Most people would say this is too radical for church. I will just say this is a reflection of how I feel . Colorful, Joyful and Blessed- especially to be myself without compromise or regret.  I hope you like it!!!

I love this cool color palette of grey, taupe, silver, fuschia and electric blue.
Let the church say AMEN!

Cute Peter Pan collar dress(TJ MAXX find), Guiseppe Zanotti Gray lace up booties, Fuschia tights (HUE), grey CC flap bag, Gold diamond cross necklace. Makeup: Lipstick by MAC in Rebel w/foxy lady lipliner.
MK Linen Trench in Silver: LOVE on so many levels.

DY Amethyst Bracelet. I have these cable bracelets in all flavors. They are really classic pieces that can be worn in a plethora of ways. John Hardy Bamboo bracelet- I usually wear for a layered effect.

OOTD: Polka Dots Etcetera

We are all  blueprints in motion that God specifically mapped out to simulate "life-like" images.  The love of God will assist in the connection we need to become less abstract. The goal is to actualize our full potential and seek what is already within.  In our own lives- it is imperative that we connect the dots that will transcend beyond spots to unveil our personal picture lucidly.  How you choose to connect your dots is up to you.-

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Beyonce: Do we like her look?

These long flowy skirts are definitely trending right now. I kinda dig them. I love the fabric of the dress. It is really festive. I wish I wasn't all of 5 foot 5 but I would probably want to rock it with a crop fitted top to elongate the look a bit. Either way, I see what Bey was going for... but do you think she hit it- or missed it? 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Classic Trench

1: a waterproof overcoat with a removable lining designed for wear in trenches
2: a usually double-breasted raincoat with deep pockets, wide belt, and often straps on the shoulders 

1. DSquared Menage a Trois trench- $1300

Monday, March 5, 2012


 by: Chiffon Curtis

Illustration by Henrik Sorensen
 Most women and men fashionistas understand the crucial part shoes play in completing ones overall look. The right shoe choice can make a statement, while the wrong shoe choice can definitely ruin your fashion efforts. Both men and women love shoes and how they look on the opposite sex. Most women pay more attention to a man's shoe than any other feature, and It is no secret that men are often turned on by a woman donning a  sexy pair of high heels. Unfortunately there is a down side to

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Kanye West for 5,800 Alex

by: Chiffon Curtis

Music superstar Kanye West has teamed with infamous shoe designer Guiseppe Zanotti for what appears to be a very extravagant collaboration. Kanye is known for his avant-garde fashion sense and personality and  has merged with some of the most powerful fashion houses in the world. On January 22, 2009, during Paris Fashion Week, West introduced his first shoe line designed for Louis Vuitton. The line was released in summer 2009. On October 1, 2011, Kanye West premiered his women's fashion label, DW Kanye West at Paris Fashion Week, which is named after his late mom- Donda West. He received a lot of support from well accomplished designers such as: DSquared2 duo Dean and Dan Caten, Olivier Theyskens, Jeremy Scott, Azzedine Alaïa, and the Olsen twins, who were also in attendance during his show. His debut fashion show received  a medly of high and low notes from critics but his passion for fashion has brought him to continue exercising his talents with his latest invention -the 5,000 sandal. I think this shoe is a direct blueprint of all the the quirky in Kanye's brilliant mind.

Here is a description of the radical collabo ; Stiletto sandals made of calf leather and encrusted with embroidered pearls.

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