Monthly Archives: October 2009

BEST DRESSED OF THE WEEK!

Usually I post my fave look of the day, but this week I was a little slow. So, I decided to post a few of my best dressed! The more the merrier right? Anyways, this week was really a battle of the metallics! Me personally, I love a haute metallic piece! They are always in season, especially around holiday time & scream glitz and glam-i-tude! So let’s take a look @ my picks for who rocked it best…….in no particular order of course…..

TASHA SMITH
Who doesn’t love Tasha! I can’t say enough about her! The actress takes over in every role she’s in! We all know Tyler Perry’s “Why did I Get Married” was a hit because of her. Yea I said it, SHE MADE THAT MOVIE! lol Anyways, the Ideal Icon (wink wink) was spotted earlier this week at the 26th annual Thurgood Marshall dinner in New York looking like a grecian goddess in this metallic gown! Her skin glowed and her hair looked really good too! It’s always laid! The whole look is complete & you can tell she feels like she’s lookin fabulous! Go head tash!
DITA VON TEESE
Well look who we spotted at an event in Brazil! A woman who recently graced the post of Ideal, Ms. Dita! She too looked so beautiful in this draped black metallic gown! I love the fact that her dresses always fit her body so well! She knows what works for her & exactly how to work it on her curves! KUDOS!
TOYA CARTER
My last pick of the week goes toToya! She celebrated her birthday at Silk in Atlanta a few days ago wearing this cute mini metallic dress- different from the long gowns above! After much googling, I finally found a picture of her by herself, seems like everyone wanted to have a flik with the birthday girl! Geez! Unfortunately, this pic cuts off her shoes which were sky high black patent Louboutins…I’m kind of annoyed by that, so best believe when I find a better FULL shot in its ENTIRETY I will be replacing this one! But for now we’ll work with this…She paired the dress with an oversized black clutch! Toya is a beautiful chic & her hair is always so pretty! I liked this style with her hair pulled back! I’m always so use to seeing her laid back with cute tights & a tunic, but she showed out for her bday & by now we’ve all heard about the lavish gifts she got as well! Toya looks like she’s knows she’s looking good & I agree! KUDOS!
I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”
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I SPY…..A HOTTT LEATHER JACKET!

This studded-all-over cropped leather jacket has been popping up everywhere! I’ve spotted it twice within the last 3 days! First on Letoya Luckett… you can see it on her in the recently released video stills for her new single “Regret” feat. Ludacris! Then browsing the web, I see it on Alicia Keys…..She’s wearing it in the video for her 2nd single “Sleeping with a broken heart”! I really think this jacket is so Rock-Star -Sexy! It’s very trendy of course, but that’s what makes it so great! It just screams “I’m that b*tch”! lol I’ve got to find out who was the creative mind behind this design…….

Meanwhile I wonder which video will debut the jacket first because both chics look like they’re sure its gonna be them…. hmmmm

UPDATE: I knew this jacket gave me a Balmain vibe! I don’t have solid proof but I found what appears to be the matching purse via net-a-porter. Love that site but this handpiece just doesn’t do it for me at all! I guarantee we are going to regret this crazy stud trend along w/ this jacket in about another 2 years or so….but for now its still cute lol

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”

I SPY…..A HOTTT LEATHER JACKET!

This studded-all-over cropped leather jacket has been popping up everywhere! I’ve spotted it twice within the last 3 days! First on Letoya Luckett… you can see it on her in the recently released video stills for her new single “Regret” feat. Ludacris! Then browsing the web, I see it on Alicia Keys…..She’s wearing it in the video for her 2nd single “Sleeping with a broken heart”! I really think this jacket is so Rock-Star -Sexy! It’s very trendy of course, but that’s what makes it so great! It just screams “I’m that b*tch”! lol I’ve got to find out who was the creative mind behind this design…….

Meanwhile I wonder which video will debut the jacket first because both chics look like they’re sure its gonna be them…. hmmmm

UPDATE: I knew this jacket gave me a Balmain vibe! I don’t have solid proof but I found what appears to be the matching purse via net-a-porter. Love that site but this handpiece just doesn’t do it for me at all! I guarantee we are going to regret this crazy stud trend along w/ this jacket in about another 2 years or so….but for now its still cute lol

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”

WIG WARS!

Everyone keeps bringing up the fact that Toni Braxton looks great in the recently released stills from her upcoming video. Granted she does BUT is anyone going to bring up the fact that she has the exact same hair that Ciara rocked a while back? I mean they look almost identical to me with that hair! So I must ask……..

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”

IDEAL LINX!

Here on IDEAL, I love to promote young successful women who are doing the damn thing! Ms. Eypt posted a very good interview she did with the young talent Teyana Taylor & I encourage you guys to please please read it! Not only do you get an insight on exactly what Teyana does, it shows an enlightening side of her that may be surprising to most. It was a positive read & I really enjoyed it! Click on the link to check out the entire interview for yourself! Teyana Taylor Exclusive!

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”

FALL’s CHLOE’ CHIC!

It took me a while to post this collection because I really wanted to present it in the correct way! Since stepping in as Chloe’s creative director in 2008,Hannah MacGibbon, has really been making strides to implement herself while maintaining the essence of the brand-which is always hard to do when your filling shoes! However, Hannah showed out with this Fall collection! It really showcased beautiful designs that had range and was very cohesive all in the same breath. I loved that the Chloe chic was glamorous & 80’s inspired with oversized signature pieces & unisex sass! What impressed me the most was that this collection managed to incorporate so many of the hottest trends in fashion for this season without going over the top & diluting the style factor! Most of the looks allowed you to walk straight off the runway and onto the streets! Follow me as I break down my favorite pieces & every daring trend….

LIKE IT OR NOT…WHATEVER I LOVE IT!….HERE WE GO!!!! LOL
TREND #1 VELVET!

So me & one of my besties….she knows who she is lol…..were shopping & she noticed that a certain brand had ALOT of velvet pieces in their collection. She totally hayted it lol I tried to tell her that velvet is really HOTT this season but she wasn’t buying it! WELL tash…. I mean “friend” here it is! I TOLD YA SO! Chloe’ as well as other brands have really been pushing velvet onto the masses for the fall. I liked the way Chloe’ added just a splash. The pieces are feminine & wearable. Maybe not for every age range, but I can see alot of women pulling it off!

TREND #2 THEE WINTER SHORT!

The winter short is really HOTT this season 2! I love Love Lovesss them! The leather shorts in the 1st shot are thee most popular. It’s actually my favorite overall look from the collection as well. I could totally see myself in that entire fit from coat 2 shoes! That’s exactly how I think the winter short should be worn & adding a cute pair of tights wouldn’t hurt either. But I, also, love the wool version with the cuff as well! Very cute!
TREND #3 OVERSIZED BLANKET COAT!

As mentioned before, this collection was very 80’s inspired! The oversized blanket coat was a staple during that time & I love it now! It is sooo cute & sooo ME! Comfortable and just beautiful. I can’t say enough about it. The one 2 the right is actually my fave!

TREND #4 THEE JUMPSUIT!

Jumpsuits hmmm. Okay where do I begin? My liking them always depends on the fabric! I have to be honest and say I can’t stand the one’s that are full out polyester, silk, I could go on & on! They tend to look very…EXTREMELY dated! That’s why I love these jumpsuits by Chloe. They’re casual chic & effortless. I also love the belted wrap w/ tassels @ the waist! KUDOS

TREND #5 FANCY N’ FLATS

The Chloe collection also showed us how you can give evening wear a casual flare! This is something other designers such as Valentino have been tapping into lately as well. I thought these pieces were very beautiful! The top photo is someone who was actually able to pull the look off during Paris fashion week by pairing the skirt with a tailored blazer & the o-so-cute bow flats! Proving my point that you could easily take these looks from the catwalk to the sidewalk!

NUDE & NEUTRALS!
When are neutrals never in? Okay so I just thought these pieces were pretty, not too much else to say……lol

MOVING RIGHT ALONG……..
TREND #6 MENSWEAR THAT WOMEN WEAR

This trend is so over the top right now! A little girl on boy action as I like to call it. You can see this trend incorporated in many brands, but of course this post is for Chloe’. I LOVED the darper pants fit pictured to the right! So cute!

OVERSIZED CLASSIC WOOL COAT!


The classic wool coat is not such a trend… its more of a staple piece that you can have for years to come. That’s why I didn’t give it a #, but I loved the oversized effect! Of course that’s really big right now, so I guess I should’ve gave it a # lol

TREND #7 OTK BOOTS!
I’ve told you guys over & over again that OTK boots are all the rage! So of course they were included in this Chloe’ collection! As you can see the glamorous one Trina really loved them too. She wore the black version of the Chloe’ boots pictured to the left for the 5 star chic video shoot. However, I prefer the green because the color is very pretty, but she still looked cute none-the-less…… Even in the non Chloe’ jacket & panties she paired them with lol!

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”

SOUND OFF!!

This chic Melonie Fiona is popping up everywhere! lol I listened to samples off her debut LP….to me it was kind of a mix between Raphael Saadiq tunes & idk who else. I said Amy Winehouse @ 1st but I can’t compare the two just yet cause Ms. Winehouse is really in a league of her own! Anyways back to Ms. Fiona! The girl can really sing! I like the rawness in her voice. Here’s her latest video “It Kills Me“. The song is kool & all, BUT you know this is mostly…lets face it predominately a fashion site! On that note, the real reason I posted this is because I couldn’t stop staring at her leather gloves! They are a big trend this season. Now these are NOT your ordinary granny gloves! Mixing the right pair within your wardrobe can really wake up the fit by giving it an edge! and Fiona’s were so HOTT!

I’m working on finding some of my favorite gloves of the season so far, so you guys can have a look! Until then, check ’em out in Ms. Fiona’s video….Oh yea and listen to the song too! lol

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”

FIRST LADY COVERS GLAMOUR!

Our 1st lady Michelle Obama looks so cute in this holiday red dress, gracing the cover of Glamour magazine’s December issue! I definitely will be picking up a copy! You be sure to show your support too!

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”

FASHION WARS!

I knew I had seen this dress before! Kim wore this gucci bedazzled mini paired w/ otk black gucci boots the other night while her and Leneatha “Tell It Like it T.I.-Is” Leaks were partying at Mr Chow in L.A.! On the other hand Rachel wore the same frock to the Gucci pop up store celebration in New York! I have my opinion about this dress………. but you decide:

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”

FASHION DYNASTY DRAMAAAA!

It was recently announced that director Ridely Scott will be bringing the story of the Italian Powerhouse ,GUCCI, to the big screen! The movie will focus on the Gucci family and its empire, but here’s where it gets all JUICY couture lol! The film will climax with the murder of former fashion mogul Maurizio Gucci, who was gunned down in 1995 by a hitman his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani hired! Now according to a few reliable sources, Angelina Jolie will be playing Ms. Reggiani who was convicted in ’99 for arranging her ex husband’s murder! Scott is also actively pursuing Leonardo Dicaprio for the role of Maurizio. This should be goooood. It sounds like the stories I love to watch about the rich and famous on court tv. I didn’t even know all this drama went on with Gucci! I tell ya this blog teaches me something everyday. Now I gotta do more research……

SPEAKING OF GUCCI……

The luxe brand is also making headlines for its new app available on the I-Phone! It features push notifications of product launches and new designer collaborations as well as music playlists by producer Mark Ronson & Gucci’s creative director Frida Giannini. It lets you create your own music mix and share it on social networking sites. Last but not least, the app features the “little black book” that shows the most fashionable restaurants, bars, clubs and hotels in 33 international cities. For those of you who can’t afford Gucci right now… I’m sure you all have an Iphone for the app…..baby steps right lol
ALSO

According to my fav-site WWD, Gucci celebrated their temporary pop up store in Soho Friday! The store will be set up for two weeks selling exclusive footwear mostly designed by music producer, Mark Ronson. The line seems to be doing good so far, selling a little over a hundred sneakers already @ $500 a pop! Our girl Mary J., Mischa Barton, Wyclef and others showed up to support Frida and the Gucci gang! Check out the flix below.
btw

the WWD labeled Wyclef’s photo as Will. I. Am….. We don’t all look alike, do we? lol

Our girl Mary dressed all the way down in Gucci! She been riding for her bestie Frida hard lately huh? Looking good Mary and you getting your money’s worth out of that clutch!
Music producer, Mark Ronson, in the center… its something going on in the crotch area of his pants… either its major camel toe or his balls are just really uncomfortable! lol
Hey Mischa!
Hey Frida! (……Somebody’s having a good time!)
One of the more recent chics to grace the post of Ideal, Rachel Evan Wood! She looked nice at the FGI gala minus the curtain fringe but I’m not feeling this Gucci cocktail dress on her… besides I’ve seen this somewhere else hmmmmm
Hey Will… I mean Wyclef!

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”