Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Going Ape

Kanye West is the new face of Japanese clothing company BAPE-Bathing Ape, they've been around since 1993. Here are a few pics from their new look book. Love'n me some Kanye in these photos, ultra haute.

*Miz B

Photo Credit: the cut

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

NYE Vegas Crystals

Okay this one's for the ballers, strictly for the ballers! If you are tired of the Bay Area, why not catch a flight to sin city? It is going down in Las Vegas on NYE! The Crystals Mall is a 500,000 square foot retail entertainment playground. It's modeled after Dubai World, and will feature high end shops such as; Louis Vuitton, H. Stern Jewelry Boutique. Of course the celebs will be in full effect; Diddy will launch the grand opening of his new club Vanity on NYE, and be sure to grab a snack at Eva Longoria's restaurant Beso. WOW. This is the official Haute Spot folks, where will you be for NYE?? VEGAS BABY!

*Miz B

Photo Credit: google

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Haute Displays

One of my favorite holiday pastimes is observing window displays. I'm always amazed by the creativity at the various retailers. Above are a few from the San Francisco Union Square area. Be sure to take a look if you are in the area, and be astonished at the visual merchandising. I'm sure the displays will be up until the New Year. (From top to bottom Tiffany & Co; Louis Vuitton; Levi; Barney's New York)

-The Style Maven

Photo Credit: 7x7 Magazine

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Zariffic Hemlines

This is for all my fashion misfits out here searching for a new haute boutique/brand. Zara! Here are some ultra chic looks they have to offer for men & women. They've been around for a minute; if you're in the bay area they have a store in SF Westfield Shopping Center. You might wanna pop in there for a haute NYE look.
*Miz B

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Monday, December 21, 2009

For Him

How can we forget the fellas? Get these looks for that special man in your life from Banana Republic. I'm diggin the cotton corduroy 2 button blazer; ultra haute contrast and layering going on here. Keep it grown & sexy with a 3 button wool top coat.

*Miz B

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Haute Blue Box

There once was a time when sunglasses were a Spring/Summer accesory, but no more. The sexy people understand that sunnies are a year-round must have. Get more for your money with these shades by Tiffany & Co. Each pair of sunglasses comes with three sets of Tiffany charms that can be mixed and matched. The glasses retail for $320, and are an in-store exclusive. To find locations visit Tiffany & Co.

-The Syle Maven

Photo Credit: Google

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Never Lost for Words

Add a hint of fun to your accessory collection with these quotable picks from Jessica Kagan Cushman. Bangles with quirky quotes, rings that proclaim "bite me", and cuffs citing "whatever" are just a few of the pieces found in this novel line. One of my favorites would have to be the zodiac cuffs (pictured above) as we approach Capricorn season. The cuffs are zodiac constellations set in crystals, oh so cute. Find more at Jessica Kagan Cushman

-The Style Maven

Photo Credit: DailyCandy/JessicaKaganCushman

Talley Top

Breaking news! Editor at Large Andre Leon Talley will be a judge on next season's America's Next Top Model. HAUTE DAMN! I might just have to start watching again. I stopped several years ago after Eva the diva won. Maybe he can turn the show around; by keeping it REAL. Talley knows the rules honey and not to mention his costumes are interesting. I'm ultra excited! Maybe he can take over the show:)

*Miz B

Photo Credit: Google

Monday, December 14, 2009

Norma Kamali for Walmart

OK, where have I been? How did I let this slip past me? I had no idea Norma Kamali had a line at Walmart, and apparently her clothes have been in the stores since 08'. We all remeber her 80's collection with the humongous shoulder pads. Well, the shoulder pads are no longer, and the current collection offers casual affordable looks. I am no Walmart fan when it comes to their clothes, but I must admit the Kamali line is pretty darn adorable. Shop NK for Walmart

-The Style Maven

Photo Credit: Norma Kamali

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sonia Rykiel for HandM

With all of the hype surrounding the Jimmy Choo H&M arrival, many of you may be unaware of Sonia Rykiel's current presence at the retailer. The french born designer has accomplished much throughout her career including being voted one of the world's most elegant women. Her collection made its debut on December 5 at H&M, and the lingerie is quite darling. Shop Sonia Rykiel at H&M

-The Style Maven

Photo Credit: Google

Friday, December 11, 2009

Haute Nails

Haute holiday gift-Dior Black Sequin nail polish! It's all the rave this winter.

*Miz B

Photo Credit: Sanaa Lathan/Essence

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I Heart You

LuLA by Angelica Cota is an accessory and handbag line. Cota, the LA based designer, infuses timeless ideals with a feminine edge into her collection. Within the LuLA line you can find handcrafted duffels, satchels, hobos, clutches, and more. All are sure to make a statement. These little darlings can be found at LuLA by Angelica Cota.

-The Style Maven
Photo Credit: DailyCandy

Put A Ring On It!

Okay Beyonce you got your ring honey, so this one's for the rest of us. Not sure what to get that special lady in your life? How about a cocktail fragrance ring? You can select from 3 different designers: Michael Kors-Kat Von D-Marc Jacobs. Fellas get to it! Hint-Don't forget to give her the real ring on Valentine's Day. Yeah I said it.

*Miz B

Photo Credit: Essence

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Style Stalking

As a fashion stylist I love to people watch, and get inspired. I Style Stalk on a regular basis, it's my fashion fix and makes me feel good. My stalk for today is actress/comedian Aisha Tyler, she was recently at an event looking ultra fab. I'm loving this monochromatic look she has going, it's simple & classic. Pinstripe pants, long silk top, off white jacket, with a jumbo chain link necklace. The hair is an elegant side pony tail. Stay tuned for my next Style Stalk, I could be stalking you next!

*Miz B

Photo Credit: Google

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Haute Mall-ternative

Once again I come to you with the shop local theme. It is so important to stimulate our local economy, and here is a way to get started if you have not already done so. Oakland's Holiday Buy Night takes place Thursday December 10 and Friday December 11 from 5p-10p inside the Jack London Market. There will be a variety of items sold at this event such as jewelry, art, clothing, soaps, and much more. Buy Night will have a kids zone, DJ, and food and beverages from local restaurants & food producers. So eat, shop, and be merry! Info at Oakland's Holiday Buy Night.

-The Style Maven

Little Haute Dress

Where has the time gone? The holidays are here, which means you may be invited to several festivities as we cruise into 2010. This one is for the ladies; it's time to pull out your Little Haute Dress. The first haute dress is the A-line holiday red flirty dress by J. Crew; that will be ultra fab for that upcoming Christmas party. If holiday red is too cliche for you, try a black cocktail dress with ruffled detailing by Shop Bop. One of my personal favorites to bring in the new year is the one shoulder sequin embellished dress from Forever 21. Look carefully, this haute little number is navy in color which is the new black.
*Miz B
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Monday, December 7, 2009

Pleasing Palette

Looking for the perfect gift for that hard to please fashionista? Sephora has the answer; the Ultimate Blockbuster. It is an all-inclusive collector's edition palette retailing for $48 (value is $400). There are 84 brilliant eye shadow shades, 60 lip glosses, brushes, and more. The palette also comes with an 18 page how-to book with step-by-step looks. This gift is sure to put a lip lined smile on the pickiest fashionista. The set can be found at Sephora.

-The Style Maven

Photo Credit: Sephora

Haute Head

One of my favorite accessories happens to be head bands, and Forever 21 has some haute ones you can adorn your tresses. There's a variety to choose from; plus they are super cheap: Satin Bow-Zipper Trim Flower-Jeweled. Don't limit your accessories fashionistas! These come in handy when you have a bad hair day too. Until next time keep it ultra haute.

*Miz B

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Haute Holiday List

Our beloved Rachel Zoe has put together a holiday gift list that is sure to shut it down (love the RZ lingo). The glam guide is a list of 20 gift ideas under $100. Her suggestions are quite unique and offer something for everyone; tweens, fashionistas & fellas. It's RZ, so you know the list is bananas! Rachel Zoe Gift Guide

-The Style Maven
Photo Credit: Elle

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Haute Innovation

Dekkori shoe accessories elevate the ordinary shoe into the hautest footwear. The shoe ornamentation gives the illusion of a boot; they have both ankle and knee lengths to choose from. They can be worn with a pump or a sandal creating an entirely new look. I absolutely love this idea. Shop online at Dekkori

-The Style Maven