60TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

This past Sunday was the 60th Annual Grammy Awards and it was held in my city, NEW YORK CITY Baby! The stars were all over NYC for music’s biggest night. Fans were elated when the nominations were announced last year & people of color dominated the categories. Many people expected a hip-hop album would take home “Album of The Years,” but sadly Bruno Mars took it home along with five other awards. Still a major win for people of color but I really wanted 4:44 to win. Congratulation the Bruno Mars, he had an amazing album.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a real award show without hits & misses on the red carpet. Cardi B was the nights’ main attractions as she walked the red carpet looking like an Angel straight from the Bronx, OKAYYY. The Grammy’s had performances by Sting & Bono, SZA, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Logic & Alessia, Cardi B & Bruno Mars and a couple others. The Grammy’s was a bit of a snooze fest with the exception of Kendrick Lamar & Bruno Mar/ Cardi B’s performance but what can you really expect.

Take a look below to see some looks.

Beyonce looked ravishing in this custom Nicolas Jebran velvet gown with slits. img_4025

Loved all three of these ladies suits. Janelle Monae wore a Dolce & Gabanna suit, Eve looked fabulous in Naeem Kham crystallize suit &  Anna Kendrick looked like a boss in this checked Balmain suit.

DJ Khaled wore a Sanctuary 78 suit, Not too sure what Diddy & Nas wore but they sure look GAWD!

Common looked very clean cut in this velvet Armani suit. Zayne rocked a Richard Mille suit, love the white rose embroidery. Fabulous looked real rich in this Billionaire New York custom blazer.

Kendrick opened up the show & performance was mind-blowing as always. Dave Chapelle was also the moderator.

Cardi B & Bruno Mars wore 90s inspired Cross Colours LA and Moschino pieces. img_4023

Rihanna performed “Wild Thoughts,” with DJ Khaled  Bryson Tiller in a custom Adam Selman 275,000 crystallized dress.Rihanna-DJ-Khaled-Grammys-Resized.jpgRihanna-Wearing-Pink-Dress-Grammys-2018.jpg

Rihanna also wore two other outfits at the Grammys. In the picture below, she wore a brown liquid leather Alexandre Vauthier ensemble. The next one she wore a Yves Saint Laurent top & bottom.  012818-rihanna-grammys-embed.jpgRihanna-Afterparty-Outfit-Grammys-2018.jpg

BEST DRESSED COUPLE! Beyonce was in full on Black Panther Mode. Jay Z rocked a Tom Ford suit.img_4074-1.jpg

Lady Gaga went elegantly goth on the carpet in this Armani Prive ensemble. 

SZA along with Cardi looked like Angels SZA wore a Versace dress while Cardi wore a Ashi Studio dress. Like the runway version better wasn’t feeling the additions to this piece. Camilla Cabello looked beautiful in this Vivienne Westwood gown.

BEST DRESSED MEN! Loved Donald Glover in this Zegna Couture suit and Big Sean also looks great in this Ferragamo suit. 

Neyo wore a suit from Grayscale. Rick Ross did too much by pairing this jacket with those loafers. Jaden Smith looks like a rebel which is expected.

The Migos wore Julien Macdonald blazers which were inspired by Michael Jackson. Loved the blazers, hate the flashiness of the jewelry.  

 

MISTRESS ROCKS: “WORTH IT” CAMEL OVERSIZED TEDDY COAT

Lala Anthony hit the streets of NYC yesterday rocking a Camel teddy coat by Mistress Rocks. Retailing at $110. I’ve been searching for an oversized teddy for a while now and I think I just found the perfect one. I swear I love nothing more than when celebs rock items that I can afford. It gives me a hope that one day I too can have my Dior bag next to my basic Zara back.

Click the link to purchase.

WORTH IT CAMEL OVERSIZED TEDDY COAT

ORIJIN CULTURE: ALKBULAN BAG

“We are not African because we were born in Africa, we are Africans because Africa is born in us”~Kwame Nkrumah

Stumbled across this brand last year and fell like love with their bags. Orijin Culture bags are 100% cow hind leather. Originally retailing at $250 but is currently on sale for $199. Recently seen the beautiful Dawn Richard and Nicole Ari Parker rocking their bag. Would you splurge? Click the link below to check it out.

Alkebulan BagAlkebulan Bag | Black . - SHOP | Orijin Boutiqueimg_3906

GUCCI HOODED NYLON CABAN DOWN JACKET

Rihanna was spotted in this Gucci hooded Nylon Caban Down Jacket retailing at $7,900. She was first seen rocking this jacket with a little black dress and Gucci socks in her NYC apartment back in December. Recently she was spotted looking very comfy at the airport. Which is you favorite look? Love how RihRih chooses comfort over fashion when it comes to her airport looks.

Gucci Hooded Nylon Caban Down Jacket

Image result for rihanna gucci hooded nylon jacket

BRUNCH @ CHOCOLAT HARLEM, NY

Listen, your birthday comes around once a year so you better do it big! My last rendezvous for my birthday festivities was brunch at my favorite spot in Harlem. I closed out my Birthday week and 2017 with Brunch at Chocolat in Harlem, NY.

Chocolat’s food is always the BOMB so I knew they wouldn’t disappoint me. I ordered their Famous red velvet pancakes and fried chicken which was $25. This meal was very delectable along with my unlimited mimosas priced at $20 for 1.5 hours. I believed my sever had a crush on me because he was at our table like clockwork. Make sure if your ever in NYC to check them out.

img_3652.jpgIMG_3653.JPGIMG_3648

LOUIS VUITTON’S VOLEZ, VOGUEZ, VOYAGEZ EXHIBIT @ THE AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE IN NYC

Screen Shot 2018-01-04 at 9.01.16 PM.png

So as we know I celebrate my birthday for the entire month lol. On Saturday I went to view the Louis Vuitton exhibit down in the financial district with a couple of my friends. Being a fashion fanatic I wasn’t going to miss this exhibit which is only showing until January 7th.

This exhibit was titled VOLEZ,VOGUEZ,VOYAGEZ, which in French means Fly, Sail, Travel. Fun fact, since I was younger I’ve always wanted a Louis Vuitton trunk. I still want one and I’m going to get it…as soon as I have $25,000 to spear.

As you walk into the exhibit you are greeted with the history of Louis Vuitton and a beautiful luggage from the 1900s. Along the path of the exhibit was the history of Louis Vuitton and his start as a box maker in 1835. I loved this exhibit definitely something everyone the admires Louis Vuitton brand should try to make. Also, there are multiple photo opportunities to take advance of.

Take a look below:

IMG_3547IMG_3552IMG_3553IMG_3558

1890 LabelsIMG_3559img_3549.jpgIMG_3556IMG_3560

Luggage Labels 1860IMG_3561IMG_3557IMG_3603

IMG_3564IMG_3566

Shoe Trunk 1926IMG_3567IMG_3568

Shoe Trunk 1912img_3569.jpgIMG_3570IMG_3631IMG_3619IMG_3626IMG_3627IMG_3576IMG_3574IMG_3571

Photo Op! fullsizeoutput_c96IMG_3617IMG_3615Marc Jacobs Creative Direction 2004IMG_3616

My Vest, Turtle Neck Sweater & Boots are from Polo Ralph Lauren. My black Jeans are from Fashion Nova.Screen Shot 2018-01-04 at 9.18.56 PM.pngIMG_3605

BIRTHDAY DINNER @STK MIDTOWN 12/27

A QUEEN was born on December 27th, 1991!!!! I am officially 26 years young can’t really believe it. I feel more focused, I feel more positive and I feel like I can attempt anything with enough confidence. I ended out my year with such a bang, it just has to be the best birthday ever! From my trip to DR to my birthday week of endless activities (more post coming soon). I am so ready to go into 2018 with a barrow of ideas and a positive mindset.

Unfortunately, my outfit wasn’t exactly what I planned but I definitely made it WERK! When I tell you I was livid that the place I ordered my fur from refunded my order! So I had to rock what I had. I dipped into my archives and wore my 2015 blueberry pimp Urban Outfitters fur. I rocked an uber sexy Mistress Rocks slinky slip dress, metallic Steve Madden heels & a sliver Top Shop gem clutch. I had dinner at STK which was soooooo delicious. I devoured my 10 oz steak & cheesy mac & cheese. STK was so superb I wish I could afford to have dinner every night there. Hey, a girl can dream.

Take A Look Below:

STK @ MIDTOWN

IMG_3654-1

fullsizeoutput_c4dIMG_3531IMG_3544

“Simplicity” Sliver Slinky Dress $78.00

Screen Shot 2018-01-01 at 11.48.01 AM.png

Steve Madden Fico Sandal $69.99

Screen Shot 2018-01-01 at 11.50.23 AM.png

Top Shop “Bertie” Gem Clutch Bag $52.00

Screen Shot 2018-01-01 at 11.51.33 AM.png