THE MULTIFACETED: SHIONA TURINI

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Shiona Turini is one of my favorite people in the fashion industry to follow. Not to mention she is good friends with Solange Knowles who I absolutely adore! Shiona has many titles including fashion consultant, stylist, editor, writer and brand ambassador.  Shiona is one hard working woman that has her hands in all things fashion. Over the years she has worked for some of the most prestigious publications. Shiona has worked with brands such as Christian Dior, Salvatore Ferragamo,  NIKE, and Louis Vuitton, to list a few. She has done lots of work with Solange including the visuals for her latest album “A Seat At The Table.” Let’s not forget Beyonce’s epic “Formation” video, Yup that was Shinoa too. Here is a little background on Ms. Shiona Turini:

Shiona Turini was born and raised in Bermuda. She started her fashion career in New York City at Yves Saint Laurent. She basically forced them to give her a job by showing up multiple times until they took her on as an intern…..talk about persistent. She worked in the press department for three years until a Public Relations assistant position opened up and they hired her.

After working with Yves Saint Laurent for three years, Shinoa received interested from W magazine. With that offer, she switched to the editorial side of the industry. She worked as an accessories editor for W magazine for about three years, then moved to Teen Vogue as a accessories director. From Teen Vogue, Shinoa worked with CR Fashion Book for the first few three issues. Shinoa was the marketing and beauty director and also creating original content for the website. After CR Fashion Book she worked as a fashion marketing director for  Cosmopolitan Magazine. Soon after Shinoa decided that she had gained enough experience in the industry to work for herself, and that’s what she did.

When Shinoa first started in freelance she wanted to create content for different publications and brands. She gets to use many aspects of her background on different projects with clients. Shinoa is not represented by any agency so all of her projects and collaborations come from past relationships, goes to show you how important NETWORKING and RELATIONSHIPS are in the industry. Shinoa Turini has definitely affirmed her expertise on everything fashion.

CHECK OUT SOME OF HER WORK HERE >>>> SHINOA TURINI

BISH STOLE MY LOOK: VALENTINO CHIFFON HALTERNECK GOWN

Both Jennifer Lopez and Izabel Goulart (Model) wore seen in this SS17 Valentino Chiffon Halterneck gown. J.Lo killed this look, her blondish hair and bright red lipstick goes perfectly with this red gown. Izabel Goulart looks amazing in this dress but just to dull for me, I don’t agree with the ribbon shoes either. J.Lo really brings life to this dress and the edge it deserves.

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VALENTINO SS17

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THE BET AWARDS 2017

This past Sunday was the BET Awards, and whats the BET without a few mishaps. Of course there were some technical difficulties, but what show is perfect? People, including myself don’t give the BET Awards the proper credit it deserves. People view the BET awards show as a joke. We need to recognize that BET is one of the only networks that celebrates our culture which isn’t being celebrated everywhere else as it should be. I have been very appreciative of the BET Network these last couple of years. Let’s get straight into the looks for the night.

Congratulations to Chance the Rapper for receiving BET’s Humanitarian Award, which he stated something along the lines of, “Feels so early to be receiving this award but my God makes no mistakes” can I get a AMEN! Not sure who he was wearing but he looked great in his high socks and Gucci loafers.  French Montana wore this Gucci coat and John Elliott denim jeans, and Balenciaga shoes. Demetrius Shipp Jr in this Zegna suit and Jimmy Choo loafers. Style by Wayman and Micah.

Chloe and Halle looked beautiful in these Ms Min gowns and Rodarte heels, Styled By Zerina Akers. Eva Marcille was very bohemian chic is this Filly Boo embroidered dress. Styled by Seannita Parmer and Ashanti Mozelle.

My #WOKE goals Yara Shahidi looked refreshing in this Jonathan Simkhai denim piece Styled by Jason Bolden. Love this Aaliyah inspired look that Ryan Destiny portrayed She wore a Misbhv top & denim. Styled by Scot Louie. Karruche Tran gave us a fun look rocking this Gareth Pugh dress.

Lala looked beautiful in this Thai Nquyen Atellier. Styled by Maeve Reilly. Congratulation to Remy Ma for winning, Best Female Rapper, wasn’t feeling this blue fringe dress by Karen Sabag on her. Styled by Brian and Glam/ @AGuyandAGurl. Issa Rae looked cute in slim in this Balmain Cardigan, styled by Ayanna.

Draya Michele looked very natural and elegant in this yellow Eli Saab, styled by Wayman and Micah. Cardi B stole the red carpet in this red Givenchy suit, styled by Kollin Carter. I liked Dascha Polanco white couture suit by Bishme R. Cromartie, styled by Ashley Sean Thomas.

These three were my least favorite, Amber Rose in this green blazer dress. Blac Chyna in this Michael Costello. Justine Skye in The Blonds SS17 dress, which she managed to look radiant in.

Letoya Luckett looked amazing in this floral dress with leather trimming by Candice Cuoco Styled by Bryon Javar. Sevyn Streeter looked great in this Yousef Al Jasmi gown styled by Deonte Nash. Logan Browning looked so pretty and playful in this Lei Lou by Alex dress.

Favorite Couples of the night were Gucci Mane & Keyshia Kaori / Big Sean & Jhene Aiko Gucci Mane looked very Dapper in this Gucci suit his Fiance looked beautiful  sheer black gown. Love Big Sean is this Bally velour track suit and Jhene Aiko in this For Restless Sleepers dress. Both styled by Ade Samuel.

BALENCIAGA RIPS OFF RUFF RYDER’S LOGO

Another day, another Original design is being ripped off by a Luxury fashion house. Now it’s the French House Balenciaga who apparently is being accused of stealing Ruff Ryder’s logo and shirt design. This look was spotted during the Menswear SS17 show in Paris on Thursday. Why can’t these designers get the OKAY before they appropriate designs…..this is intellectual property theft! Thoughts?

BISH STOLE MY LOOK: FENDI’S LONG-SLEEVE SATIN NECK-TIE DRESS

SPOTTED!! Monica Brown & Kris Jenner in this SS17 Fendi Long Sleeve Satin Neck Tie Dress, retailing at $1,700. Monica was seen rocking this Fendi dress for LL Cool J’s daugther’s wedding, which was held on Father’s Day. Kris Jenner wore this to Kim Kardashian’s ‘KKW Beauty’ launch event this past Wednesday. Both ladies paired their looks with a Nude Azzedine Alaïa Studded Suede Sandal, retailing at $1,430. I love Monica’s T-strap style shoe and her light purple pixie haircut, her look pops from the make up to the white nail polish on her toes, (I ADOREEEE WHITE NAILS). Kris Jenner also looks great in this dress. She is giving me a pleasant, elegant, soft vibe. Thoughts?

FENDI 

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ALAIA 

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Expensive Taste

Expensive Taste

 

This Tone of pink is becoming one of my favorite shades for this season. I love this soft/vibrant pink paired with this white Jaquemus flare sleeve short dress. Combined with a Rebecca Minkoff purplish metallic envelope clutch, & Gucci two-tone shades. Of Course, I had complete this look with a matching pink matte lipstick.