Friday, February 26, 2010

The truth sets in...

Sometimes when tragedy happens, I know it happened, but I can't really accept and conceptualize it until I see it.

Well McQueen's funeral was yesterday, Thursday February 25. After seeing the pictures...I know it's has really set is a tragedy.

BUT BOY did the celeb attendees show OUT on the wardrobe level!!I don't want to take away the somberness of the situation, but I feel it's my DUTY to report on the fashion. I mean HELLO Ms. Daphne Guinness! Seen below. She showed out!

OK! Drama,Opulence.

Naomi Campbell

Kate Moss
Rocking the fur.

Beyond the glitz and glam, this is a True Story of tragedy. A life stricken with pain and depression; a haunted life.

What's done has been done. May we all pray for his soul, for those affected, and for those others around the world who feel this type of depression and pain in their own lives.

Seek out those who you may be able to help, and I will try to do the same.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I've been bitten!!

 By the Twitter bug that is....

Felt like I was missing out!

I use to think twitter was useless, stupid, another simple means for people to talk about themselves...

However, I'm starting to find reasons to join myself, so here I am...

Follow me @IveytheGREAT

Funny I use to think Facebook was stupid & Lame too, now me and Facebook are basically attached at the hip...LOL

Who KILLED Rodger Rabbit?

Yea, I don't think that PETA is really making a mark on fashion designers when it comes to the use of FUR!!

Designers fearlessly showed their affection for the plush, natural fibers of animal fur on the Fall 2010 runways.  I hate to say it, but I am LOVING the fur designs I've seen so far....Check it 


I can see Rachel Zoe LIVING in the coat on the left and the vest on the right....LIVING!

How chic is that fur dress. Very cute!
Marc Jacobs

Chanel Iman looks adorable in that look, and the fur skirt is SO bold!
But this black fur clutch was my favorite of this collection!
Michael Kors

Everyone at fashion week was saying that Michael Kors' Fall shows are always GrEaT!
I guess they were right, and it sucks I missed it!

Umm...YES Zac Posen, I will marry you!! LOL

The middle look reminds me of a chic version of Mary Tyler Moore...
just a thought : )
Zac Posen

Final thoughts....Yea, I dig the fur. 
PETA: You should be happy to know that at the current moment I can't afford a nice fur, so I REFUSE to purchase any! Hope I'm still on your good side ; )

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I've chosen a winner for the 'Lacoste: Element of Style' Book
Drum roll please.....
Girl about Business!! You won!!
Good analysis on the show.
BUT WAIT....there's more ; )
I was gonna be greedy and keep two books, but I'm feeling extra generous so I'm giving the other to
Fashionista of the Future!!
Because it's your b-day, and you often contribute your thoughts to my blog! Appreciated!!
So email your mailing address to, and I'll get them to you as soon as I can.
Thanks for participating!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Stunning Black History Moment

I have much appreciation for this month called February! It is, after all, the month I decided  to grace the world with my presence.  It is also Black History Month.

I was watching 'Introducing Dorothy Dandridge' last night on LMN, and thought "what a great representation of Fearless Passion in our black history!"

Oh, and what a glamorous BEAUTY icon!

Dandridge broke down several barriers in the entertainment industry. She scored the leading role in the first all black cast production, Carmen Jones.  From that role, Dandridge was nominated for Best Actress in the Academy Awards. She was the first black woman to receive this honor.

With her success, also came many struggles. She dated the producer of Carmen Jones, Otto Preminger, and it was a troubled relationship. I don't know why she dated him. He was NOT attractive, but I guess it was because of his power and persuasion. See them below with Dorothy's sister Vivian on left.
She had many successes in life, but at the peak of her stardom, her life quickly became very troublesome and ended with an untimely demise.

After watching her story, and reading this excerpt, I have gained much more admiration for Dorothy Dandridge. When you look at someone so famous and beautiful, you tend to think they have it all. That their life is as close to perfect as possible. Sometimes this is true, but in some cases they are suffering with their own personal battles that extend far beyond our imagination. God bless her soul...

If you haven't seen 'Introducing Dorothy Dandridge', it is a MUST see!

 In Carmen Jones

In her memory...tear

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Experience (Giveaway inside!)

It was AMAZING!!!

I worked about 6 shows; would have done more, but I had to leave NY half-way through the week.

I'm happy that my 1st NY fashion week was the last at Bryant Park. Makes it even more memorable.

It was really interesting to see what all goes into the prepartaion, set-up, and dismantling of a larger scale fashion show.
I swear I haven't done that much physical labor in a while. Carrying heavy stuff, running through the cold to deliver stuff, making sure people are where they are supposed to be and not where they aren't, lifting, tearing, and more. All in all, it was physically draining, but mentally inspiring!! Met a lot of great people. I was constantly walking by celebrities like they were just average joes. Didn't have much time to talk, and...really I'm just NOT into the groupie thing!! It was funny to see how celebs interact though. One thing I learned from body language alone is that Wendy Williams does NOT like Kimora Lee Simons....LOL!!

One show that I wasn't expecting much from, but ended up loving was Lacoste. We all know Lacoste as the classically chic clothing line with LOTS of polos!! I was thinking I was gonna see a bunch of reconstructed polos or something, but the show was pretty good. The first few looks were head-to-toe cream/colorless. The clothes were cute but the color pallete was blah. But then BAM; Color! Pink, red, teal, blue, yellow. It was gorgoeus, and I liked the flow/progression of looks ; )

Color blocking...I also saw that trend in the BCBGMAXAZRIA collection, done differently of course!
Yay! My first blogger giveaway!!
I LOVE it because I worked the show, and I'm into fashion and history...
I'm giving away the Lacoste gift that was given to the guests of the show. Some shows have gift bags; Lacoste gave away 'Lacoste: The Element of Style' books.
Valued @ $50
"This book illuminates the contemporary relevance of the legacy of René Lacoste, who, in his glory days at the end of the Roaring Twenties, was the best tennis player in the world. A conqueror, an innovator, a designer, he always displayed a certain flair. And those qualities endure."
-From the press info.

It's pretty cool. As you can tell, I had to pull out the reader glasses....LOL!!!

Giving the red or green book to whoever wants...
Just let me know which color you want, and what you thought about the Lacoste show!
If more than 1 person is interested, I'll pick someone
on Monday Feb. 22!

Street Stlye at the Tent

Fashion shows are great, but it's always interesting to see how people take the trends portrayed on the runway, and use them to create their own look. Because I was working and unable/unallowed to take photos in the venues, I decided to get some street style pics outside while I was off duty.  Below are some fashionable people outside the tent.  Mind you it's SUPER cold,  so most people have their coats on.
Vividly Glam!
Artesia Peluso of CNN
Coat from a vintage store in Atlanta
William Rast jeans
Marc Jacobs heels (round-toe platform)

Cute n Chic
Rina-F.I.T. student
Jessica Simpson coat
Boots, gloves and scarf-Cole Hann
H&M hat
Marc by Marc Jacobs purse

Vintage Queen
Vintage Ralph Lauren coat
Vintage belt and purse
Nine West booties
Her favorite vintage spot is the flea market on 25th & 6th

All black...Timeless!
Mackage coat
Mui Mui bag
Stephane Verdino shoes

Goth in the City
Shanel- Editor
Pork Pie hat
Chanel necklace mixed with a Forever 21 necklace
Dress: $9.95 from Mystiqua on Broadway =)
Dr. Martens Boots
American Apparel scarf and tights
Free People Sweater

Pretty; Cool
Christi-Works in TV production
Jacket and dress from Elizabeth & James
Hue tights
Top Shop Shoes
Laura Merkin clutch

Men: They have style too!
Hat, coat, and pant from Rag & Bone
Flippe K Sweater
Marc by Marc Jacobs bag
Spurr V-neck
Shoes from Bloomingdales

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Paying my respects.

Well we all know by now, and EVERYONE has posted their own blog about it, but I feel I must pay my respects to the late, great Alexander McQueen.  If you've been reading my blog you know that just a few posts ago I was saying how McQueen my take Louboutin's spot for best footwear (In my eyes).  He's been doing some GREAT work lately, but that's not to say that his body of work is anything less than extrodinary.

Won't say much more. We all know he's gone. Doesn't matter what happened; may God rest his soul.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

N the building!!!

There comes a time in every TRUE fashionista's life when she experiences her first New York fashion week. There will be many more to come in her lifetime, but this is a time she will hold dearly in her heart and remember forever. Well, that time has come for this fashionista, and I AM SOOOOO EXCITED!!

Things didnt really work out the way I planned, but I had my plane ticket to NY already, so I was coming anyway, and determined to make this trip successful!  Finally I got a gig, and I began working in the tents today because of my dertermination and drive!! I didn't know if my plan to work at fashion week would actually come into fruition, but you know how the fashion world is-->>Busy and UNpredictable. And you know how I am-->> Fearless Passion

Fashion week officially starts tomorrow! Do expect to hear more : D

In other news, I'm so in love with NY, I'm just happy to be here again.  However, this snow is NOT cool! Slipped several times today, but I have yet to fall.  That's all that matters  ; )