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11
Sep
09

Respect The Runway: DC Fashion Week.

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DC Fashion Week is right around the corner… literally. Starting this coming Monday, the District’s largest fashion exhibition will be kicking off its 11th year with a bang. Founded by Ean Williams, the week brings designers from all around the world. According to DCFW:

                  DC Fashion Week is the largest exhibition of fashion apparel in the District of Columbia. The designers of DC Fashion Week are an eclectic group of designing talent who come from around the globe. From the high fashion capitol of New York City, to the exotic coasts of New Zealand, to the exquisite city life of Belgium, they’re taking the nation’s capital by storm.

Additionally, yours truly is an intern volunteer this year, and I would love it if you all came out and supported me, Mr. Williams, and the entire team who work to ensure the week is a major success. For more information about next week’s events, be sure to visit the official website.

Come out and have a great time! (Or don’t come, and be a total LAME!)

I’ll see you all there!!!

Stay Classick!

JoeCouture.

 

08
Aug
09

Something For The Ladies.

First, here are a couple Fall 2009 ad campaigns, that just may make you smile. (With all the half naked girls we showcase, I thought it would only be fair.)

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Tom Ford

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Now this is the real reason I wanted your attention.

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This is Veronica Etro’s Fall 2009 Collection of East meets West pieces. It’s really colrful and eclectic. I just love it. Etro drew inspiration from the Byzantine and Otoman cultures.

Check out the other looks THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS.

Continue reading ‘Something For The Ladies.’

04
Aug
09

Me Like.

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Here are the Gold Fish Scale Sandals by Finsk. Ladies…what will it take for me to see your shoe game get like this?? If it’s money you need, go take out a loan. If it’s the fact that you’d just rather not spend so much money on a pair of shoes, just think of it as a one time deal. But if you just don’t think the shoes are for you, or are just too afraid to take the risk…CHICK MAN UP!!! Theses shoes are amazing and if I was shacked up right now, my girl would def be sporting them. Check them out for purchase at Oak.

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CoutureSteez Out!!!

03
Aug
09

Python Strikes Back.

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Here are some suede, with python cut-out, booties by Nicholas Kirkwood. These shoes go. Any chick wearing these could def compete with ANY chick wearing Louboutin’s in my book, and Lord knows I’m a sucker for Louboutin’s. But for those of you that can’t quite afford to go out and drop money on these or a classic  pair of ‘Loubous,” just give it a couple of months and you’ll see this design in a more affordable designer’s collection. Will you have python included in your’s?? Probably not, but you will be able to say you own knock off Nicholas Kirkwoods. lol

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CoutureSteez Out!!!

30
Jul
09

Throw It In The Bag.

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Being a lover of “exclusive” bags on women, I decided I’d introduce you (or re-introduce for those in the know…) to a great bag label, Anya Hindmarch. Founded a few years ago by Great Britain native Anya Hindmarch, the bags have quickly becomse all the rage, with fans such as Scarlett Johansson, Claudia Schiffer, Madonna, and Angelina Jolie. Hindmarch designs bags for the woman who does it all, creating a Day Collection (comprised of satchels, hobos, totes, etc.) and a Night Collection (elegant clutches). Additionally, she also designs custom bags for clients, a la the Bespoke Ebury Collection (Embossed croc example above). Take a look:

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And now the Night Collection…

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I dig the Boho-Chic flair that Hindmarch has incorporated into some of her designs. It adds a slight touch of flair. I will say, some of the designs do feel a bit dated, but the spots of color bring them up to date. Additionally, The Bespoke Ebury collection is a great and alternative selection for those looking to invest in, say a Hermes Birkin bag. The bag’s price starts at around $1700, SEVERELY undercutting the Birkin, which can command prices in the tens of thousands of dollars, as well as a lengthy waiting list. Sure, one would say that the Ebury isn’t in the Birkin’s ballpark, but if you’re looking for an affordable, custom-crafted bag, go for the Ebury!

Stay Classick!

JoeCouture.

30
Jul
09

I Can’t Be Serious…

Coach 1Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I’m so serious right now. For the longest, while I’ve held much hatred towards the “common Coach” bag- C’mon, you know those ugly, flimsy canvas bags with the C’s flooding every square inch of the bag- I’ve always maintained the leather company does produce some great, “uncommon” bags, such as those displayed in this post. This may get me in trouble with my colleagues @ UC (and possibly some of you), but I’m loving Coach‘s latest products, which fall under it’s “Boutique Exclusives” collection. Take a peek at a few examples (and my personal favorites):

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So, I know that the styles I picked are a bit basic, possibly even dated, albeit presented in bold colors and materials, such as the sequined number pictured above… But I must say, they are a great alternative to the common Louis Speedy bags (real and fake) that have been flooding campus since I’ve been around Howard. Additionally, being a more “upmarket” Coach bag-in terms of looks and price- they’re not as flashy and, they’re staples that can go a long way… Remember ladies, this is a recession. You have to shop wisely now!

Any thoughts?!? Do share!

Stay Classick!

JoeCouture.

30
Jun
09

“Little Black Dress” on a Prairie.

Here are two of the ads for Chanel’s Fall 2009 ad campaign, shot at Creative Director, Karl Lagerfield’s Vermont home. The ads give off Little House on the Prairie and just scream BEAT. This reminds me of a shoot I did with photographer, Charles Trahan II over at MESH., which is available here. Hope to see more really soon. Check it out.

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more THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS.

Continue reading ‘“Little Black Dress” on a Prairie.’




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