Thursday, October 11, 2012

Adios Hauteness, to iiamcouture.com I go...

Sadly, the time has come for me to branch out on my own and start up my own blog. I have enjoyed my time with the Hauteness and appreciate Eura letting me join him in writing for his baby. Perhaps he will still let me do guest appearances.

Make sure all of our loyal readers subscribe to my blog iiamcouture.com

Forever yours,

XoXo, Jada

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Bold Dark Lip Phenomenon: Vampire Life (Giveaway hint)

Lately, I have been completely obsessed with the bold lip phenomenon. It was sighted all across the board in Fall 2012 runways shows from designers like:

Gucci:
Joan Smalls in Gucci RTW Fall 2012
Christian Siriano
Christian Siriano RTW Fall 2012
And, of course, in TRUE Tisci fashion; Givenchy, my love label:

Nastya Kusakina in Givenchy RTW Fall 2012

After re-visiting my favorite runway shows, I have decided that my fall aesthetic will consist of "All Black Everything, with a BOLD DARK LIP".

Taking that into consideration while shopping yesterday, I purchased "Cyber" from M.A.C. Cosmetics. It's a dark purple satin lipcolor and I fell instantly in love.




 I was so excited, that I put away my Ruby Woo momentarily and decided to go with my new found love!



 The best part of Cyber is that it goes with every skin color! My cousin was with me and bought the exact same lipstick. She's a couple of shades darker than me, and it looked amazing! Stay tuned to my blog posts, because I have officially decided to give away a "Ruby Woo" and a "Cyber" lip color from M.A.C. details will be out within a day or two.

That's all for now...

XoXo, Jada

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Show a little skin

"Sometimes you have to show a little skin. This reminds boys of being naked, and then they think of sex." - Cher Horowitz



Cher is always filled with such wisdom and as I looked at many of the Spring 2013 collections I noticed we have to show a little bit of skin this season...maybe in a more modest way such as the sport infused looks Alexander wang showed at his Spring 2013 collection.


   

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The cutouts and plastic inserts show a bit of skin without looking like a street walker...not that I have a problem with that because short,tight, and shiny will forever be my first love..but that look isn't practical for class but when going out it's great look which is why i loved Je'ane's look it's minimal and sexy but not too sexy.

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Name: 
Ja'ane
What are you wearing and where did you purchase it?
I'm wearing an American Apparel tank top body suit, Aldo shoes,  express accessories, and a Bishme Cromartie sheer hem skirt from an older collection.
How would you describe your style?
I would describe my style as simple, comfortable and chic.
Why did you purchase your look?
The body suit is classic staple it's a tank top but i don't have to worry about tucking in my shirt and worrying about lines it'll cause and Bishme is a good friend of mine I love to support his work.
What is one fashion item you can't live without?
White t-shirts!!! you can dress them up and dress them down.


xoxo, Eura

Dressy Denim.

As I've said before denim is the basis of most college students wardrobes. We wear denim on top of denim, Literally, and we even dress it up. The denim as a high fashion piece really in my mind began with that Infamous Anna Wintour cover of Vogue from November 1990. It resurged with Balmainia in spring 2009 and now we all live and breathe this American classic all over.


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Chanel Spring 2012


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Dsquared Spring 2013


These two looks show not only the gussying up of denim but the use of double denim.
So of course I loved this guys look.
   
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Name:
Domo
What are you wearing and where did you purchase it?
Jacket and White on white Pattern shirt both from Levi's, Tie from H&M, Jeans APC, Socks, Happy Socks, Fossil Watch, Earrings Marc by Marc Jacobs, Bracelets made by Domo.
Why did you purchase your jean?
I purchased them because I only wear Raw denim,the darker the better.
How would you describe your style?
It's Classic all American with European finishes
What is the one fashion  thing you can't live without?
Layers!

XOXO,Eura

As If!!!!!


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Miu Miu Pre-Fall 2010

I was born in the 90's so why is it trending...grunge, knee highs, minimalism; all major hallmarks of the 90's.  It's been creeping into fashion for a few years I noticed it in Charlotte Ronson's ballet inflected show in 2010 and the very Cher Horwitz plaid look in Miu Miu's Pre-fall 2010 collection. I'm never one to complain when Clueless is involved.

Yes, I know the 90's were more than clueless but I was 4 when this movie came out I really thought high school girls dressed like that...and in a way my cousins supported this idea with their very own fashion sense.


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but as I said my ultimate 90's reference is Clueless
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Clueless is full of tiny skirts and plaid and knee highs ( checkout Amber in the back in all that pattern)

so when I saw Sandy wearing what a modern day Cher would wear I freaked. The tiny dress  with the long jacket ,the knee highs ,and the feminine flourishes!!!!

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Name:
Sandy Williams
What are you wearing and where did you purchase it? 
 I'm wearing a Calvin Klein Blazer, H&M dress, A belt that was a gift, Thigh highs from hot topic, Michael Kors tiny crossbody bag, Juicy Couture necklace, American Eagle Aviators, and Ego and Greed wedges.
Why did you purchase these items?
I purchased most of them because I liked them they described who I am.
How would you describe your style?
LAYERED!!!!!!! I'm  Girly ,eclectic, grunge, time traveler .I love pulling ideas from the past.
what is one fashion item you can't live without?
My Blazers if i can't layer I can't leave the house.


xoxo, Eura

Monday, October 8, 2012

Lean Layered Machine


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Dries Van Noten Fall 2010
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Dries Van Noten Spring 2013
   








One of the many reasons I love Dries Van Noten are the layers, and they playful prints, and interesting way Dries layers textures. These two pictures to the left and right depict my favorite shape that he does the longer layers and oversized proportions on top. The spring 2013 collection was heavily influenced by grunge but the Fall 2010 collection was opulent but this look stood out to me because it was a glam .gothic ,grunge. I spotted Eleeshabah in mount vernon doing a slightly more wearable version of the Dries Look.  Her look was more minimalistic but it still packed a punch.

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Name:
Eleeshabah
What are you wearing and where did you buy it?
I'm wearing a skirt that I purchased at Target and an  trapeze shaped  H&M t-shirt, with a bright fabric clutch by a local Baltimore artist.
Why did you purchase these items?
I purchased my skirt and shirt because they screamed comfy and cozy but still stylish.
How would you describe your style?
I would describe my style as a plain jane who secretly wants to have fun. I tend to dress in plain shapes and solid colors..I like for my accessories to do the talking.
What is one item you can't live without?
Accessories!!!!!! Specifically my earrings and a nice bag. I would feel incomplete without those two things.

xoxo,Eura

Caped Crusader




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John Galliano Fall 2012
Capes have been a mainstay in fashion for all of my short life, from Oscar De la Renta for Dior in the 90's to John Galliano for Dior in Fall 2011. Capes are becoming more mainstream in fashion with Alexander Wang dotting his Fall 2011 show with downtown cool girl capes I saw a surge of them permeate the fast fashion market. But just this week I've noticed that J.Crew and Banana Republic both have capes for everyday life one to keep you warm and one to keep you dry.


   
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Banana Republic Fall 2012
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J.Crew Fall 2012

   


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Alexander Wang Fall 2011

So of course you all know my beloved Jada has been on a quest for capes since Alexander Wang's fall 2011 show. She  has made the difficult task  of making a dramatic cape into a casual layering piece easy.




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Name: 
Jada Hudson
What are you wearing and where did you buy it? 
Tank top from H&M, Aldo Scarf, H&M Riding Pants, 90's era Nine West Riding Boots, Houndstooth cape from Lane Bryant, Burberry Watch, Antique Jade and gold ring from my grandmother, and a Louis Vuitton Deauville bag.
How would you describe your style? 
My style is Eclectic Classicism: I stick to neutrals and basics and a exuberant piece or two or five!!!!!!!
Why did you buy your watch? 
I purchased my watch because I wanted a one and I figured that if I'm going to buy a piece that I will wear everyday, then it sure as hell better look good and last a very long time. Plus, everybody had Michael Kors watches, so it was between Burberry and D&G, D&G is totally next!!!!
What is one Fashion item you can't live without? 
I cannot live without my Burberry watch! She's my baby and she is a piece that I bought on my Own from money that I earned.

xoxo, Eura