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Double Take: Selita Ebanks and Cassie in LQS by LaQuan Smith

March 1st, 2011

Who was prettier in pink?

If you thought the hot pink dress that Selita Ebanks rocked during this year’s Rip the Runway looked familiar, you’re right! Cassie wore the exact same LQS by LaQuan Smith Spring 2011 mini at a party she hosted at 1Oak last October.

 Selita paired the body-con creation with nude pumps  and added a touch of sparkle with some cool earrings and rings from Melody Ehsani: Melody Ehsani See Me Earrings, $122

Melody Ehsani Armor-Dillo Ring in Gold, $48  (Selita wore two!)

Melody Ehsani Chain 4 Finger Ring, $120

Meanwhile Cassie brought the glitz to the dress with jeweled sandals, rings and simpler stud diamond earrings.

 

We also have to flash back to when Nicki Minaj did it on ‘em in a custom-made LQS by LaQuan Smith dress when she hosted Rip the Runway last year. Nicki’s version was slightly different with chain shoulder detailing instead of the nude piping but I wonder if Selita was inspired by Nicki’s host look?

I’m not loving the shoes Nicki paired with the pink as much as the ones Selita and Cassie wore. Cassie’s sandals are sexy, but something about the way Selita’s nude heel pulls out the stripes in the dress just looks the most fitting. The pump keeps the look sophisticated while the jewelry gives it a bit of flirty edge.   

 These ladies love LaQuan Smith, but who do you think really ripped it?

To snag Selita’s jewelry visit melodyehsani.com.

For more information on LaQuan Smith’s designs visit laquansmith.com.

Click here for more red carpet looks from Rip the Runway 2011!

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We Want: Nicki Minaj’s 1972 Dotted Line Leggings

February 17th, 2011

And we can get them: they’re only $21!

There’s a lot of celebrity clothing picks we want. After all they do get to test drive the trends before they even hit stores and buy–or borrow–clothes and accessories that cost more than half a year of our rent. But every once in awhile an entertainer wears something we like and can all snag for our wardrobes. Enter Nicki Minaj’s 1972 Dotted Line Leggings she was spotted wearing in LA this week:

Now usually we can’t pull off Nicki’s over-the-top ware for our everyday lives, but in this surprisingly casual outfit the rapper wore a tank, vest, suede boots and Burberry bag with her patterened leggings. We can also see them looking fly with a black dress, or even splash of pink (doesn’t her nail color look fab against the stripe and dot print?) and platforms. Take a closer look:

 

Want your own pair? Head over to urban1972.com, we already beat you to the checkout line!

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Would You Wear 7 Inch Heels!? Nicki Minaj Did It

January 24th, 2011

Owww! (No, really)

You ever see that girl wobbling down the street after the club, wincing with every step because her feet are clearly on fire? Yeah, I have a feeling that would be me if I even tried to set foot in the 7in. (3in. platform) Versace ‘Dvea’ sandals that Nicki Minaj was spotted rocking in London over the weekend.

Nicki on the other hand, looked like she was painlessly pulling them off as she smiled for the camera showing off the geometric creations she wore with black netted leggings and a leather jacket. The shoes are kind of bad and I like that she kept her outfit animation minimal for once and didn’t OD from head to heels….but still , just the thought of walking around in these sky-high sandals makes my feet hurt. ‘Shoeicide’ anyone?  

Dawn Richard of Dirty Money also tried the heels, in a pastel version, and posted a picture on Twitter before her last night in Paris yesterday:  

Diddy’s girl is clearly sitting down, which is exactly what I’d be doing if I put these bad boys on.

The things we do for fashion! 

Do you think you could walk in Nicki’s shoes? How high is too high for you when it comes to heels?

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Nicki Minaj’s Bedazzling Birthday

December 10th, 2010

 A celebration in true Barbie fashion.

When it’s your birthday, you naturally want to outshine everyone with your look and Nicki Minaj took that notition literally when she partied at Tao Nightclub in Vegas. The blonde bombshell celebrated 26 in a nude bodysuit bedazzled with hundreds of strategically placed jewels and pearls. 

Mission accomplished! Even Cassie and Amber Rose ended up looking tame standing next to the Woman of the Hour. Cassie wore a body-con Herve Leger dress while Amber went all Little Bo Peep on us in a polka-dot dress and Mary Jane Heels. Other guests included ‘Lil Wayne, Baby, and Nicki’s Young Money family.

Nicki was presented with two chic Barbie cakes, including one that was modeled after a convertible car.

 ”Vegas was a mooooooooovie!!!!! Young Money / Cash Money #out” Nicki Tweeted at the end of the night. Roger that!

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Cover to Cover: Keri Hilson, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj

November 29th, 2010

The latest hot celeb magazine spreads and covers.

We can’t get enough of these ladies, and all their style antics, and this month they’re all over the newsstands, yet again.

Keri Hilson’s pretty girl rocking on the cover of the December/January issue of VIBE. She’s giving me Madonna in this Jean Paul Gaultier-esqe bustier (viva la cones!), chains and leather cap.

Keri has been on a promotional whirlwind in support of her new album No Boys Allowed, which is due out December 21. Every time she pops up she’s doing something different with her look. Love the versatility.  

Across the pond, Rihanna’s sexing things up for British GQ’s January 2011 issue. There aren’t many clothes going on in the shoot (surprise, surprise) and she fully acknowledges that in the issue.”Girls don’t like to see other girls dressed sexy. I get that,” she said.  ”People see my ass out and my boobs out, so it can get a little irritating.”

Irritated yet?

Nicki Minaj is larger than life in the December/January issue of Ebony in  a 6-page feature shot by Derek Blanks (who does those celebrity alter-ego shoots I can’t get enough of).

Cool concept. Click here to see how she “took over New York” in Ebony’s behind the scenes footage from the shoot.

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Nicki Minaj Dolls Up for ‘Pink Friday’ Cover

October 15th, 2010

Think pink.

Barbz, mark your calendars! Nicki Minaj has moved up the release date for her highly anticipated album, Pink Friday, and she’s just released the album artwork. True to her Barbie motif, Minaj posed in a fluffy tulle corset dress, back breaking stilettos, a hot pink wig and her signature cartoonish blank stare.

The femcee stretched outside the box and appeared on the cover with unusually long legs and missing arms:  ”Had them rip my arms out the socket. Detachable arms cuz arms r for common folk,” she explained on Twitter.

Love it!

Do you?

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Would You Wear: Knuckle Duster Rings?

August 4th, 2010

Knuckle Up!

Knuckle dusters were once only reserved for bad-asses who were ready to fight but now this ring style has been packing a punch in looks on fashionistas like Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Solange and you! They’re a good way to add a subtle touch of edge to any outfit and have managed to remain trendy season after season. 

Have you slipped your fingers into these rings yet? If you’re ready to try the trend, or just expand your collection, get the look for less with these 5 styles that wont break your wallet. Don’t hurt nobody!

 


a.ok Gold Three Finger Rhinestone Ring, $28; oaknyc.com

Le Bij Bar Ring, $18; urbanoutfitters.com

ASOS Two Finger ‘Love’ Ring, $13.48; asos.com

Forever 21 Double Bow Ring; $3.80; forever21.com

Mod Cloth ‘Sheena’ Ring, $13.99; modcloth.com 

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BET Awards: Nicki Minaj Was Cartoon Chic

June 27th, 2010

Leave it to the femcee to keep it animated on the carpet!

Winner Nicki Minajhad a total”Wilma Flinstone gets married” moment in the look she swept up to the stage in to accept her “Best female Hip Hop Artist” award. Her vintage bridal-esqe gown, bold tiered necklace, gold bangles and bright red wig, of course, were certainly as attention grabbing as her thank yous.

After giving a shout out to Jada Pinkett Smith who was on the stage before her, Nicki said: ”Thank you to Queen Latifah because earlier we were rehearsing and she just gave me so much positive energy and I think it’s so important right now for positive energy amongst women. I’m fighting for women. This is not for me, this is for all of us. So thank you to all the female rappers that paved the way for me.

Hopefully that’s enough “paying homage” for ‘Lil Kim, but when it comes to this look Nicki was in a league of her own.

Are you feeling it?

Click here for the entire BET Awards Red Carpet Rundown!

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Would You Wear Nicki and Cassie’s Summer Jam Heels?

June 8th, 2010

Watch their footwork.

Nicki Minaj lit up the stage for Hot 97’s 2010 Summer Jam and the self-proclaimed Barbie pulled out some serious shoes from her closet.

Nicki Minaj Summer Jam 

Strippers and porcupines. Those were the first things that came to mind when I saw the 6-inch heels that Nicki paired with her Versace dress. The seriously spiky platforms were custom designed for the rapper by 2BD and look like they could knock somebody out. The designer says they weigh 15 pounds!  Definitely not a shoe to be worn by the faint of heart.

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2BD Hellraiser Boots

Badgirl Cassie kicked it with Nicki during the concert and it looks like the new BFFs are sharing shoes. The singer rocked the same wedges that Nicki wore during BET’s 2010 Spring Bling  (click here for the flashback!).

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These multi-colored espadrilles would be so hot for summer especially with a screaming pedi shining through the peep toe, like Cassie’s neon orange. 

Tsumori Chisato

Tsumori Chisato Wedges  ($540)

 Both these heels are attention-grabbing for sure.

Would you wear them?

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Nicki Minaj Played Dress Up

June 1st, 2010

Nicki took a break from the Barbie gimmicks. Game Over?

Just days after we mused over the Barbie-licious sneak peek of Nicki Minaj’s latest magazine cover, the femcee remixed her style on us! Over the holiday Nicki hit Miami to preform in the “Best of the Best” concert lineup at Bicentennial Park and the real life doll played dress up–which for her meant toning down her usual and wearing a polished look for a change.  

Nicki and Diddy

Nicki took the stage with her new manager Diddy in a curve-hugging gray dress (with sleeves and a neckline that didn’t have her girls out! Gasp!) but still kept her signature funk with spiky bracelets, square sunglasses that hid her signature splashy makekup and an orange wig.

Nicki

Roger that!

I really like this more grown-up version of Nicki!  I wonder if Diddy had anything to do with the transformation? If you ever watched Making the Band you might remember how hard he went on “fixing” Danity Kane’s image during their heyday (they looked better for it too!). Whoever is responsible for the style change, I hope we see more like it in the future. After all, the original Barbie had hundreds of different outfits for every occasion!

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