Sarah Jessica Parker’s shoe line for Nordstrom to launch tomorrow

If you ever wanted to go shoe shopping with Carrie Bradshaw, your dream is about to come true – Sarah Jesscia Parker’s shoe line for Nordstrom hits the stores tomorrow!

When SJP’s character in famed TV series Sex and the city exclaims “..men I may not know, but shoes, SHOES I KNOW!”, we couldn’t agree more. Now, Sarah Jessica Parker brings her passion and style to her collection and fashionistas across country are waiting with baited breath. The previews of the shoes (and trench coats) look very promising and we sense a ‘sold-out’ situation pretty quickly! All the shoes are crafted in Italy and Spain and the collection boats of feminine, classic silhouettes with vibrant colors and timeless appeal. In March issue of O magazine SJP admitted she wants to give women excellent quality for their money. “I didn’t want to do anything that says , ‘Oh, these shoes are 2014.’ I want my shoes to be a part of your world for a long time to come.”
You can see some of the shoes from SJP’s collection for Nordstrom in the slideshow to confirm her opinion!

The shoes are priced between $200-$500 and will be available in-store and at Nordstrom.com at February 28. There is also a special pop-up store in New York City (372 Broadway) open from February 28 to March 2.

How to Get Rid of a Pear-Shaped Belly

Pear-shaped bellies occur in people whose bodies have a tendency to store fat in the lower region of their midsection. Lower belly fat may seem frustratingly difficult to reduce, but if you develop a targeted plan to replace your stomach fat with muscle and pay close attention to how many calories you consume, you stand a good chance of getting your tummy under control once and for all.

Instructions

  1. Wear control-top pantyhose or a stomach-reducing undershirt. Starting your belly-slimming plan with a confidence-boosting undergarment can help you feel better about your physical appearance, and give you strength to resist the temptation to overeat or skip exercise.
  2. Drink plenty of water. Research suggests that drinking water can help you stay full, especially when consumed before meals. No matter where the excess fat is located on your body, if you take in less calories than your body needs you are going to burn it off.
  3. Buy a stability ball and use it to do crunches targeted at your lower abdominal muscles. Repeat three series of ten crunches each morning while lying on top of the ball, resting your lower back on it. For each crunch, clasp your hands behind your head and lift your upper body to a 45 degree angle; hold it for a count of two.
  4. Perform a hundred bicycle crunches every evening to help tighten up your entire midsection. Lay on the floor with your hands behind your head and pull your knees to your chest. For each crunch, extend one leg straight up in the air and touch the elbow on the same side to the knee of the other leg; repeat for the opposite side.
  5. Eat small breakfasts packed with fruit, fiber and protein to keep yourself feeling full through each morning.
  6. Pack modest lunches and swap calorie-containing drinks for water.
  7. Share a meal with your family instead of making a separate entree for yourself. Have a smaller portion than you would normally and encourage your family to try healthier entrees. Many dieters forsake their diet plans at dinnertime because the temptation to eat what everyone else is having can be difficult to resist.

‘Teatro Prometeo’ presents: ‘Lección Para Señoritas’

Teatro Prometeo at Miami Dade College (MDC), one of the major success stories in Miami’s theatrical history and the only Spanish-language conservatory in the country, announces the presentation of Leccion Para Señoritas. Set in a cabaret in the ‘Roaring 20s ‘, Lección para Señoritas is a modern version of renowned play, The School for Wives, written by Jean -Baptiste Poquelin Moliere (Paris, 1622 – 1673). This performance is directed by renowned actress/director Neher Jacqueline Briceño and it marks part of the new stage repertory at Teatro Prometeo for graduates of the Conservatory in Theatre Arts. Performance will be in Spanish with English supertitles.

When: March 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29 at 8:00 pm

Where: Teatro Prometeo, at MDC’s Wolfson Campus

300 NE 2 avenue

Miami, Florida

Rihanna’s outfit shocks attendees at the CDFA Fashion Awards at Lincoln Center

Rihanna stole the show at Monday’s CFDA Fashion Awards. Attendees nearly forgot about the ceremony itself. They were so preoccupied with the singer’s provocative outfit. She appeared to be wearing almost nothing at all.

The 26-year-old singer arrived the fashion gala, hosted by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, in a full length sparkling gown reminiscent of “the Black Pearl” Josephine Baker.

Adam Selman designed Rihanna’s stunning gown, which was backless and sparkled with 216,000 Swarovski crystals. The singer donned a baby pink feather boa, gloves and a iridescent turban.

Mel Ottenberg, Rihanna’s stylist remarked about the dress to Style.com: “It’s so naked.” He went on to say “I don’t know if it’s shocking — I’m with her all the time, so my shock gauge is off — but I told her that I thought she was ready for this dress a while ago, and that I wasn’t. I’m the prude, and I’m just catching up.”

Though Ottenberg might have had reservations, Vogue gave the nearly naked dress rave reviews.

“Fashion should never be frustrating,” Rihanna told the audience during her acceptance speech. She went on to casually remark: “It should be fun.”

‘Downton Abbey’ season ended but costumes exhibit opens March 1 at Winterthur

How to avoid “Downton Abbey” withdrawal, now that Season 4 ended Feb. 23? No need to wait for Season 5 for your next dose.

Lady Sybil’s harem pants; Lady Mary’s engagement dress; Lady Edith’s wedding dress; tea dresses of the three sisters; tuxedos; as well as servants’ uniforms and livery from “Downton Abbey” will be shown at the 175-room manse, now Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

Meanwhile, back at “Downton Abbey”, will Lady Mary re-marry? If so, which of her suitors? Will Lady Edith find, and maybe marry Gregson? Will she get back their baby she gave for adoption? Did Mr. Bates avenge Anna’s rape? If so, did all the evidence go up in flames?

Fortunately, no need to wait for a “Downtown Abbey” fix. Get thee to Delaware while awaiting Downtown’s Series 5.

Darker Horse Creative’s 5th annual BEAUTY BASH

Fred Miller & Triphena Johnson cordially invites you to celebrate the beauty of giving at Darker Horse Creative’s 5th annual BEAUTY BASH! in association with our Media Partner Sophisticates Black Hair Magazine and our key sponsors Luster Products, Avalon Products, Soft Sheen-Carson, Creme of Nature, Clintex Laboratories, Mixed Chicks, and Remy Contreau. A portion of all proceeds to benefit Selected Autism Awareness Organizations. “The Puzzle” is the national ribbon color for Autism Awareness. We strive to impact not only those from the beauty world but all people who have needed the assistance of the organization to which we contribute for the year. Our philosophy is that even greater than those committed to creating physical beauty are those committed to the beauty of giving.

Come party with a purpose! It’s not just another beauty industry party. It’s a Bash! Sharing the beauty of giving and bringing awareness to Autism! A VIP Reception with a Remy V “hosted bar” and lite fare will be served from 7:00 – 8:00 pm only.

Music by DJ Mike Dunn! Come join the party!!

You will not want to miss the FANTASTIC Hair & Fashion Presentation brought to center stage by Kevin Pendleton and Team Texture of LUSTER Products!

Monday, June 23, 2014
7:00 pm – 12:00 am
Showtime Promptly at 9:00pm
Location: The Shrine 2109 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60616

You don’t have to be in Chicago to assist. Make a contribution in any amount that fits you at anytime if you can’t attend.
The 2014 Dark Horse Creative (DHC) Vanguard award & Dark Horse Creative (DHC) Pacesetter award Honorees are:

President of Luster Products-Mr. Jory Luster Sr.
Celebrity Makeup artist -Mr. Joseph Hampton
Founders & Owners of Mixed Chicks- Ms. Kim Etheridge, & Ms. Wendi Levy
Celebrity Hair stylist & Artistic Style Director for Soft Sheen-Carson- Mr. Johnny Wright

Purchase tickets online please-
Attire: Cocktail
No Sports Attire Must be 21 for bar service !

**Pics from past Beauty Bash click link below**
http://www.darkerhorsecreative.com/Darker_Horse_Creative/Beauty_Bash_201…

FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?- Yes, you must be 21
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?-YES
What is the refund policy?-There are NO REFUNDS
What happens after the show?- Lights, Camera Action & Dancing the night away!
What’s the attire? Be Fun, Be Fabulous and Be Fashion Forward
What are you using for your #hashtag?
#dhcbeautybash
What other Social media sites can we locate you?
On Instagram: dhcbeautybash

Contact us: www.darkerhorsecreative.com

Beyonce does not want to attend Kim and Kanye’s ‘Tacky’ wedding

Mrs. Beyonce Carter has been reportedly throwing shade at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Summer Wedding invite to Paris.

Rumors began circulating Monday, March 17 about the 17-time Grammy award winner’s “diverish” attitude toward Kimye’s dream ceremony in May.

Jay Z has given his two cents on the matter regarding Kim and Kanye’s wedding and he does not want Queen Bey or daughter Blue Ivy being recorded by E! cameras during the event; That simple.

A source reported that ‘Yonce has allegedly told “friends” her take on the cameras as well and it is nothing pretty:

Jay and Beyonce’s wedding was shrouded in secrecy and extreme lengths were made to make sure their wedding was an intimate affair for friends and family, only. This will be the complete opposite. She thinks it’s just tacky.
Beyonce’s motto has always been, less is more. But clearly when it comes to Kim, more means more.She knows she’ll have to go to the wedding, but really does not to want to.

The insider said the only reason the pop diva, 32, will attend the I Do’s in Paris on May 24 is because West “considers them family.

Make no mistake, the only reason Beyoncé is going to the wedding is because Jay is best friend’s with Kanye.There is no way Kanye would ever even dare to ask Jay or Beyonce to sign a non-disclosure agreement, or take away their cell phones. He knows that neither one of them would betray his trust.”

Shop Isabel Toledo on eBay

Isabel Toledo is among the most innovative, artistic designers of the twenty-first century. She draws inspiration from real women in her life and from her husband Reuben, her creative partner in fashion.

Isabel Toledo is no stranger to the spotlight. Her couture-worthy pieces are admired by women around the world, from the first lady to the Broadway stage.

Michelle Obama first wore a Toledo design in 2008 for an appearance at a New York City fashion world fund-raiser.

Toledo designed a lemongrass yellow wool lace shift dress with matching overcoat which First Lady Michelle Obama selected to wear at the Inauguration of Barack Obama.

Recently Lane Bryant collaborated with Isabel Toledo to add her creative designs to their collections. The new Isabel Toledo collection for Lane Bryant will be available on Monday, March 17.

Isabel Toledo has also designed popular lines for Target and Payless Shoes.

Budget conscious fashion shoppers can find Isabel Toledo’s apparel, shoes and accessories on eBay at very affordable prices. Consider adding one or more of these pieces to your new spring wardrobe:

Isabel Toledo beige pink textured strapless dress $259
Isabel Toledo for Target one piece red and black swimsuit $15
Isabel Toledo Beach Swimwear black and white bikini $10.99
Isabel Toledo grey vintage A-line skirt with pockets $195
Isabel Toledo black stretch straight leg pants $69
Isabel Toledo Payless black nylon booties $24
Isabel Toledo for Payless Lunar black wedge booties $39.99
Isabel Toledo for Payless red and black bow detailed pumps $20
Isabel Toledo for Payless knitted multicolored Vegan platform pumps $49.99
Isabel Toledo platform flats in nude and black patent $9.99
Isabel Toledo for Payless yellow wedge shoes $29
Isabel Toledo navy blue and red peep-toe espadrilles $44
To see the complete selection of apparel, shoes and accessories, visit Isabel Toledo on eBay.

The looks are runway-fresh and on-trend, the colors bright and new, and the prices very right for thrifty fashion shoppers.

As always, maximize your style and minimize your spending~

Dadeland style event hits the runway at Dadeland Mall on March 22‏

Fashionistas are invited to the Dadeland Style event, a free, dynamic celebration of style, which will hit the runway at Dadeland Mall on Saturday, March 22 from 3 – 6 p.m. throughout the mall.

Spotlighting must-have spring trends for men and women from fashionable mall retailers, Dadeland Mall is bringing the excitement of fashion to stylish shoppers in Miami. During the spring fashion show, parents will also have the chance to scope out the hottest trends for all the little ones.

Get in on the fun with beauty demonstrations from your favorite brands like Georgio Armani beauty, Bobbi Brown, Aruj Salon & Spa, and OROGOLD to name a few, shopping specials and style stops that will allow savvy shoppers to revel in the fabulous stores offered at Dadeland Mall.

Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in trend talks and a fashion Q&A with Dadeland Mall’s personal stylist, Kim Rodriguez. Stop by and see the hottest fashion and accessories available at Dadeland Mall!

COST: Free and open to the community.

WHEN: Saturday, March 22

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Dadeland Mall – mall-wide

7535 Dadeland Mall. Miami, FL 33156.

Talkin’ fashion with a Pittsburgh girl: Katie Z.

Pittsburgh girls know and love fashion! They know what colors look good on them, what designer looks they covet, and where to shop. Pittsburgh girls are more than just Pens jerseys and Terrible Towels, they are fashionistas! Katie, a 28 year-old formerly of South Park who is now a nurse in Virginia Beach, Virginia gabs about her personal style and fashion!

What is one store you could spend thousands of dollars on clothes in?

Black House White Market

What is your favorite Pittsburgh mall?

South Hills Village

What color do you think you look best in?

Pink

What is one piece in your wardrobe you could never live without?

My heart necklace from Tiffany’s because it was given to me from the love of my life.

What is your favorite cut of jeans?

Skinny jeans

What is your ideal winter coat?

Pea coat in ivory

What is your favorite kind of dress?

Sun dress

What is your favorite type of footwear?

Heels

Money is no object, who is your favorite luxury fashion brand?

Michael Kors

5 adjectives to describe your style and wardrobe?

Colorful, form-fitting, fun, sassy, and bling