Monthly Archives: July 2010

FOUND A BOMB SHOE 2DAY!!!

Sam Edelman’s “Lorissa“!

Saw it while browsing in Bloomindales! Doesn’t she rock?! I love the play on a lady like shape with the hard edge stones & spikes in the back. Its available for pre fall purchase @ Bloomingdales.com for $200 OR you can visit akirachicago.com & purchaase them for $179 & when you use the coupon code “chictopia20” you save an additional 20% saving you almost $50! Definitely not bad for this shoe. This is a Fall must have!

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”
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WHAT I’M ROCKIN ON THE NAIL FRONT…..

OPI AXXIUM GEL! A friend of mine put me on 2 this new technique & now I want 2 share it w/ you!

It is THEE best for chics who are wearing their natural nails like me! I rly been making an effort 2 make a manicure a must, but the upkeep is definitely grueling especially when everything you do seems to cause your nails to chip! UNTIL NOW! OPI gel goes on like regular nail polish, but leaves you with a glossy finish that can last up to 2 weeks w/ no chipping! I’ve had it on for a little over a wk now & I’m super pleased with the results! My nails look so perfect! & I get so many compliments! but the best part is it instantly dries! So no sitting & waiting like I hate 2 do then worrying about not touching anything after so it won’t mess up! Its available in some of your favorite OPI colours 2! The one I’m currently rocking & loving is the Alpine White!

TRY IT OUT & LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”

HEY THAT POST LOOKS MIGHTY FAMILIAR…..

Remember when I did a post about the Versace s/s ’10 crazy shoe collection back in April? Well I was looking through 1 of my favorite bloggers Necole Bitchie’s new site Bitchie Life & saw a link that read “Celebrities Love: Versace’s Spring 2010 Shoes” posted today July 28th! Looked very similar. & since I’m such a HUGE fan of Necole, the Bitchie concept & where she is taking her brand, seeing that motivated me once again that I do have a nack for this whole bloggin thang. Sure enough we’ll see how far this IDEAList goes!.

& DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW IDEAL ON TWITTER @iam_ideal

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife

IDEALISTS ALWAYS RECOGNIZES……………..

…………BAD CHICS WHEN THEY C THEM!


Okay Haters you can say whatever you wish about Cassie, but she is an undeniably beautiful girl! She can wear a paper bag & still look Amazing! Who needs to do anything when you look like this & ur b/f’s name is Diddy!?


& I saw this twit pic of Angela Simmons & some of her friends enjoyin some sun on theybf.com & I just had 2 post it! If you recall on very early episodes of Run’s House Ang used to be kind of insecure about her body. Didn’t help that her sister was modeling! She thought she was a lil too thick & could stand to loose a few pounds. I didn’t see it, but I def understood how she felt! Body issues are always an annoying battle we women have with ourselves. Besides, I’ve always related to Angela bcuz her & Vanessa are pretty much the same age as me & my big sis. We graduated high school the same year & everything. Now look @ her! She’s really stepping into her own. She’s a business woman, a positive role model, & the blogs really love her & so do we @ IDEAL! I like her style & her overall energy! & the girl looks uh-FREAKIN- MAZIN in this photo! You Go Chic!

LAST BUT NOT LEAST….

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN A DOUCHE BAG TRIES 2 MAKE YOU LOOK FOOLISH?


You get yourself some Rapunzel weave, a freakum dress, & show off your HAWT BODY! The Ultimate- F*%K OFF! #TEAM MILIAN!

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”
photos: If you must know, I got them from some of my fav blogs sandrarose.com, necolebitchie.com & theybf.com

SHOWS I CAN’T WAIT 2 C!

So because I’m such a TV junkie here are some of the shows I’m anxious 2 watch!

Okay let’s go in order of premieres…..

1. PROJECT RUNWAY!

– Now I have 2 admit that once PR left Bravo, so did my interest. & lets not 4get about that God awful post model show. But newho, I’m still a fan of the concept of the show itself. & Tim Gunn is my boo & Hedi is my homegirl. So I’ll still be tuning in July 29th on Lifetime @ 9pm for its 8th season premiere.

2. JESREY SHORE!

– As usual i’m always a little stubborn 2 jump on a bangwagon so Snooki & nem took a minute to get used to. But once I started that fist bump I couldn’t stop! There may have been many Jersey Shore copycat shows that tried to latch on2 the phenomenon but none compare 2 the original gang that put Jersey on the map! Season 2 premieres this Thurs night 2! It’ll be on @ the same time that post model Project Runway show usually comes on so turn from that & watch these hott messes take Miami on MTV @ 10pm!

3. SAY YES TO THE DRESS ATLANTA!

-The best thing that came out of me working at a Bridal Shop of Horrors was a little show on TLC called ‘Say Yes to the Dress’. New 2 me, but not for the billions of brides looking for the perfect wedding dress! Well it looks like Kleinfield isn’t the only choice if you want to find thee dress as Atlanta is also in on the franchise & I’m estactic 2 watch my hometown be apart of a tv phenomenon! You should be 2. Heck its Atlanta & we’re the best! Tune in Friday, July 30th when it premieres @ 9:30p on TLC!

LAST BUT the 1 I’m most ready 2 c….

4. THE RACHEL ZOE PROJECT!

-After Rachel’s former assistant Taylor sent out that letter that she would no longer be working for Rachel, it was very shocking 2 us or @ least me- even tho I kinda saw this coming. Anyways, the split seemed amicable as if both parted on cordial terms & all was good in the hood. HOWEVER, according to Life & Style mag all wasn’t what it seemed. They say Rachel ‘fired’ – YES FIRED Taylor when clothes started going missing from Rachel’s closet (Awww SNAP!) in which Taylor blatantly denies btw calling the accusations “ridiculous”. They go on 2 say the feud has gone as far as Rachel actually having Taylor thrown out of a bar when they both ended up there @ the same time. I definitely didn’t see this coming! Sounds like a bitter breakup. DRAMMAAAAAAA! See the rest of the falling out when the reality series returns August 3rd on Bravo @ 10p!

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”

THESE GOT ME FEENIN FOR FALL!

Doing some online dream shopping 2 feed my habit! I always check the New Arrivals link 1st & I spotted these boots by Bottega Veneta on Saks.com! Just my taste- simple, but that inverted wedge had me feelin some kind of way!! I’m usually always ready for Fall until that cold wind hits my tail…These are still cute none the less! & I picture photographer Tommy Ton taking pics of me in these during Paris Fashion Week leaving yet another runway show but Miroslava we’ll probably beat me 2 it!

& SINCE WE ARE ON THE SUBJECT OF SAKS NEW ARRIVALS!

You know Christian…..Louboutin that is.. Well you know he always has a few new things up his sleeves like these cute gems dubbed ‘Amber’! I see Beyonce rocking these. The platform’d strappy front with the sky high heels is very much her ‘M.O.’ She’ll be photo’d in them & then we’ll see Trina in them.

NOW WHEN I SAW THESE….. (EYES WIDE AS QUARTERS!)

……………..Christian’s Toundra Coyote-Fur Trimmed Suede Ankle Boots I was scared! It looks like the shoe is being attacked by some ratched animal! & you know who is gona wear these? My prediction is CASSIE! You remember that outfit she wore that one time. Mmm Hmm mark my words. History shows she does stuf like this. Half shaven head, Isabel Marant colorful fur. Don’t get me wrong she has a mean shoe game. & I just have a feeling that even tho I’m not a fan of these, she will def be! & so will Kelis… yea she’ll def wear these 2- mark my words!

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”

NEW TRAVELISTAS WEBISODES!

Congratulations to Idealists Andrea & Teri, a.k.a. the Travelistas, who now have their own weekly webisode series featured on BET.com! See I knew these young ladies had even greater things in store for them in the near future that’s why I posted about them back in May! Anyways, be sure to continue your support by logging onto BET.com  to watch their new webisodes that air every Wednesday @ 3pm!

Check out their latest venture to the BIG EASY below:

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”

IDEAL IS FINALLY ON TWITTER!

WELL ITS ABOUT FREAKIN TIME!!!!

After setting up a facebook page back in April, I have finally decided to continue Ideal’s social networking status by joining twitter! This website has been slow & steady for me since its launch in September of ’09! It started as a mere hobby of me obssessing over clothes & shoes, but now its grown n2 a site that I would love to do a lot more things with! Anyways, I just wanted to check in with all of my FABULOUS idealists just to say thank you for hanging in there with me- slow posts & all! & Continue to build the movement!

Follow the site on twitter.com/iam_ideal

FABULOUS THINGS DO COME 2 THOSE WHO WAIT!

CASE & POINT…..

We all know that Amber Rose has a shoe game that is somethin SERIOUS!…. @ least I tend to think so. but remember when she hit the streets wearing these super cute Camilla Skovgaard cuff sandal? Back when she wore them in March they still ran you a good $547, BUT I have found them on SALE for $280 @ both Endless.com & Bluefly.com– although I would go with Endless as they have both black and the sand color like Amber’s available in alot of sizes PLUS free shipping! Anyways, I think this deal is GREAT seeing as tho Camilla’s UBER SEXY heels can cost you a pretty penny! So if you have the spare change & are lookin 2 add to your own shoegasm collection I HIGHLY suggest these! 

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”

THE SKINNY GIRL V. THE THICK CHICK!

A few days ago pictures hit the net of 1 of my favorite Idealist Zoe Saldana covering the August issue of British GQ! Of course I thought she looked so freakin HOTTT!!!

BUT….

When I read some of the user’s comments under her posts amongst the popular black blogs, I was really bothered by all the mean things people were saying regarding how skinny she looked:

“there is nothing sexy happening in these pics…the cover shot looks like she is fainting from hunger.”

“I mean all she needs is like 20 pounds an she’ll look normal”

Now I love Zoe as an actress & I’m always posting on her because I can relate to her as far as body image. & it REALLY PISSED ME OFF how people were just being so negative about her weight!!!


Sure it’s no secret that the black community worships women with curves & if you are dare I say it – a black chic with NO curves….meaning NO FAT ASS! NO WIDE HIPS! NO THICK THIGHS, then something is terribly wrong!! & THAT OFFENDS ME!

Now don’t get me wrong I think women with curves are totally undeniably HOTT! i.e. Amber Rose, Kim K., Lisa Raye, HOWEVER not every woman specifically a black woman is necessarily built like that. i.e. black women like myself as well as Zoe are naturally thin. I have been all my life & I know for a fact that will not change anytime soon. HELL its genetics! Something beyond my control! I will never have a D cup or a fat ass & hips unless I buy the silicones & inject it!


My point is just as much as it would hurt someone’s feelings to call them fat, it hurts someone when you insinuate that they are too skinny. Being body conscious is a major insecurity amongst ALL women & I think the media does enough of creating standards based on how we ought to look that we shouldn’t be tearing each other down especially amongst our peers in our own communities.

I believe ALL women are INDIVIDUAL BEAUTIES & should be treated as such!!!

Well that’s enough of my venting….Idealists what are some of your body image insecurities/ issues??? DIALOGUE……DISCUSS!

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”