Meet Designer Samantha Black
Samantha Black attended Pratt Institute in New York, while also interning for Jill Stuart and Michael Kors. She she graduated in 2005 with a BFA in Fashion Design. After graduation Samantha moved to London where she worked personally with one fashions legendary designers the late Alexander McQueen.
After returning to the states, she became the head designer for the entire women’s denim line at Jimmyz, which is owned by Aeropostale.
Samantha was one of the selected designers on season 9 of Project Runway.
With her experience in fashion, Samantha decided it was time to launch her own line. By combining her own personal style and flavor, Sammy B was born.
Her goal is to compliment those who are chic and fashion forward, all while enhancing style with that extra pop. With a wide range of looks and separates she hopes to appeal to the masses, but mainly females like her self. Tomboys in pumps!
For more information on this designer, please visit SammyBDesigns
Meet Designers Joe and Charlie Casely-Hayford
Casely-Hayford is a menswear line designed by father and son duo Joe and Charlie Casely-Hayford. The London based designers launched their line in 2009.
Joe has produced his own brand label for men and women since the mid-1980s. His collections has been seen on the runways in Paris, London and Tokyo. He has done work for film, ballet, and bespoke commissions for bands and artists in the music industry, dressing many leading celebrities. Joe’s signature style of original yet wearable clothing has been sold through stores worldwide.
Charlie has worked with Japanese publications and has contributed to a number of styling projects. He has styled and consulted with a number of projects internationally. After graduating with a degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute, he apprenticed under his father while styling musicians from British band The xx to hip hop artist Nas. Together Charlie and his father launched a luxury menswear label Casely-Hayford, a brand based on English Sartorialism and British Anarchy.
“Their signature look fuses sportswear with tailoring and high art with street culture, realized by combining the finest craftsmanship with new technology.”
To learn more about Casely-Hayford, please visit CASELY-HAYFORD
Solange rocked some long twisted tresses during her performance at this years Roots Picnic at the Festival Pier in Philadelphia. Her mixture of african prints together created a look that’s just her style. What do you think of Solange’s look?
I love Solage! Her style is unique, fresh, yet personal. Solange has a look all of her own. She doesn’t follow the current trends, but she creates timeless looks that reflects who she is and inspires others style.
I’ve always been a huge fan of Solange Knowles, ever since she debuted her album Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, I was hooked. Her style is on another level in my eyes. She has a style all of her own, seems like it took her a while to find out who she was, besides just being Beyonce’s little sister. I’m glad Solange has finally come into her own look, she has a style that many people love and follow.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012, Solange was out in NYC attending the Premiere screening of “Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007” at MOMA. Looking fierce as ever she was wearing a pink jacket and matching pink shorts by Twenty8Twelve and a pair of sling back heels by Nicholas Kirkwood along with a natural fro and a bold red lip to complete her look.
I’m loving the cut of the blazer, i’d probably would have opted for a skirt and went with a higher heel. I’m not a fan of sling backs, but nonetheless this look works for her.
Are you feeling Solange’s look?
Photo Credit: (www.zimbio.com)
What is a Label Whore?
A label whore is someone who only wears brand name clothes.
They are known to wear only what’s in style. They often purchase clothes solely based on labels and disregard personal style. Most “Label Whore’s” cannot actually afford the clothes they buy, because much of it goes out of style within months.They’re also known to wear items once then return them back to the store.
We’ve all come across that one person who should be classified as a certified “LABEL WHORE”. While I was watching an episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Miss Marlo Hampton made me realize how annoying a “label whore” really is. Honestly If I wanted to know who and what you were wearing i’d ask, so no need to make it a point to let it be known (unless your on the red carpet being interviewed). Now don’t get me wrong, I love designer labels as much as the next fashion obsessed person, but i’m not hung up on only wearing designer labels. It’s so many cute and stylish clothes out here, why limit your choices to only well known brands.
Some people are so determined to wear only name brand clothes, they’ll settle for a knock-off version just so they can say their wearing something expensive. For some people, they base their ability to afford designer labels with their self worth. You have people that can afford to buy every designer label ever made, yet they choose to buy more affordable clothes. Then you have people buying the most expensive designer labels they can find, but they can barely afford them. Folks actually go into debt to keep up with the Joneses.
There are some people who actually turn their nose up at people, because of what their wearing. Like I said before, some people base their self worth off the things they can afford. Just because you can afford Jimmy Choo’s and next person can’t, that doesn’t give people the right to snub others. Everyone doesn’t need Christian Louboutin shoes to make them feel worthy or to feel validated.
Don’t get so caught up in the the name on the label that you loose your sense of style. The best way to enjoy Fashion is to buy what you like and mix and match different looks to create a look thats all your own. If you love designer labels then wear your labels without trying to show off or brag, because it usually makes you sound petty and shallow. If you can’t afford the designer labels you really want, don’t feel bad, the good thing is a lot of designers make more affordable lines now a days.
The most important thing in fashion is not how much you paid for your outfit, but how you feel wearing it and making sure it works for you. Let’s the clothes do the talking not your mouth!
p.s. just because your draped in designer labels, doesn’t mean your stylish!