Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Model BEHAVIOR: ASAP Rocky + Chanel Iman for Vogue, September 2014

Listen, listen, listen! I love when September rolls around! The fashion magazines put out their good work to make us but their copies. Well Vogue US will get my coins for this salsa inspired shoot featuring rapper, ASAP Rocky and supermodel, Chanel Iman (who happens to be his girlfriend). 

Rocky has been featured in many magazines for his handsome features and impeccable style. Kanye West and Kim aren't the only ones rocking these pages. Take a look at the looks below: 

THE TREND: The Hundreds x Cross Colours - back to the 90's!

The Hundreds X Cross Colours Collab
I tried to tell ya, so I'll tell you again - The 90's are back! And this capsule collection with The Hundreds and Cross Colours are a sure indication that you need some sort of 90's inspiration in your wardrobe this fall.

Not familiar with Cross Colours, then you must have never caught an episode of In Living Color, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, or any hip-hop video between 1990-1994. Basically, Carl Jones and TJ Walker started the company - one a graphic designer, the other a fashion designer. They saw the need for more bright colors and how young urban kids were wearing clothes, a bit more baggy and a bit more over-sized. Plus, gang violence was crazy at the time, the team wanted to find a way to bring communities together. Within two years of it's conception Cross Colours was shipping more than $10 million in inventory. Then, after a series of unfortunate events, the brand went silent. (source)

Snoop Dogg rocking Cross Colours in an ad/ Carl Jones and TJ Walker, owner/designers of the brand
Now, the team has gained rights to their logo and are making small capsul collections with some of our favorite retailers: Karma Loop, Urban Outfitters, and now The Hundreds. The Hundreds Capsule collection launches on August 21. The collection will feature tees, sweatshirts, and hats the feature the famous logo, bright colors, and community building campaign.

More looks from the Aug 2014 launch
 I graduated from high school in 1996! So, seeing this resurgence of 90's fashion, brands, and trends that I couldn't afford because I was a struggling teen brings happiness to my fashion fingers. And the invention of online shopping means I get to purchase some of these looks with a click of a finger. Oh yeah, because I'm a grown-up, I KNOW what works for my body and what doesn't.

I think my Fall 2014 style is gonna be BANANAS! And purchasing one of these Cross Colours pieces for my closet.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

MY STYLE: Fall 2014 - My cat ear hat!

Y'all listen! For some reason I'm ADDICTED to cat ear stuff - addicted! I've loved the whole animal rat trend for a minute - but being an adult I had to figure out how to add a (kinda) kiddie trend to an adult wardrobe. 

It's started with this rhinestone cat ear headband from H&M - that broke the first time I wore them. Then I was watching Married at First Sight and saw one of the stars rocking the hat (above) and I knew I had to have one for the fall!

Off to eBay! TIP: If you ever see a trend you are kinda scared to rock - go buy it for cheap on eBay. That way if you don't like it, you haven't spent too much money. I purchased this hat for $7.00. 

So, what trends are you dying to try for Fall 2014? Let me know in the comments section. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

#FABJUICING: The Freshest GREEN Smoothie EVER!

I realized I hadn't posted a Fab Juicing recipe in WEEKS! Wow! I've been ultra busy, but now that I'm slowed down, I've added juicing and smoothie making back to the mix. 

I can't say I came up with this recipe on my own, but I made it my own by adding something special. Anyway, I received my  inspiration from one of my favorite YouTube families - It's Judy's Life, specifically her ultra cute, ultra healthy hubby Benji (@BenjiManTV). He makes green smoothies every morning and even has their 1 year old daughter addicted. 

Benji did something I'd never done with a smoothie, add WHOLE SLICES of lemon.  This adds a new wow FRESH factor to smoothie life. So many times we think smoothies should be creamy (like a milkshake) but the act of adding fresh fruits and substituting your cream base (yogurt, dairy milk, soy milk, or almond milk) for water makes your smoothie more fresh. More like a drink and less like a dessert.  It's also a great way to get your daily serving of water. 

Below is the recipe for the FRESHEST tasting green smoothie you'll ever drink:

1 handful of baby spinach
1 cup of green grapes
3 slices of lemon (w/skin)
1 banana (my idea!)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup ice

Blend well in a regular blender. Enjoy!