As if shopping during the holidays is bad enough, shopping for the man in your life is a task onto itself. Luckily I’m here… one secret is anything you see a man have just get him more of the same. We like certain things and to have a lot of them. So take a gander and take heed its crazy out there this time of year.

Cold weather shouldnt be a deterrent to style. The options arent as minimal as you think. From varsity to snorkel, from leather to wool, from hooded to shawl neck keep him warm with the options below.

The smell of a person is very important. Women believe its just their scent that fills a room but we have our say as well and these fragrances will be a good opening salvo.

Any man without a proper watch is said to have no where to go/be. That said these should allow him to find a time for what he needs to get done.

Feet Heat
Shoe game proper? if not take a look from these choices. Customization, business, casual these will get things done.

Whether its business or fun your gadgets need style too. So cases for phones & laptops as well as a nice bag/briefcase will keep things on point.


Happy Friday Ladies!

Sneaker’s (whether it be wedge sneakers, converse, hi-tops etc) have made a major place in the “fashionable” lady’s wardrobe this season.

Most fashion forward females are known more for their heels, wedges and the occasional ballet flats or loafers but it’s rare you ever see chicks with “style” in sneakers.  However, this season we’ve spotted some of our favorite, stylish celebrities wearing sneakers – from Beyonce to Rihanna, Brandy, Solange, Heidi Klum, Angela Simmons, Kimora Lee, Rachel Roy etc

I can’t lie, I used to only wear sneakers at the gym but over the last few months my love for the new wedge sneakers as well as seeing so many fly females (both celebrities and every day ladies) rockin’ sneakers in such a chic (yes, sneakers can be chic 🙂 ), fly and feminine way I have officially been inspired and have even purchased a couple of pairs!

I believe a lot of women avoid wearing sneakers because they feel that they aren’t “lady like” and don’t really know how to create a “girly” look that incorporates sneakers. However, there are so many ULTRA feminine ways that us ladies can wear sneakers while still oozing class and femininity we really have no excuse!  I mean seriously, if you can still look great while wearing sneaker’s why wouldn’t you wear them – THEY ARE EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE (believe me your feet will thank you! 🙂

You can achieve that feminine look while wearing sneakers by ensuring that you wear form fitted, ultra girly pieces  (think leggings or really skinny jeans, mini/maxi skirts, floral prints, maxi or skater/a-line cut dresses, crop tops, shorts etc).

Check out some celebrity looks below for inspiration….

Check out some sneakers you can purchase:



(By the way ladies, has some really cute wedge sneakers very similar to the Isabel Marant & Marc Jacob versions.  Get em’ here.)

Will you be wearing sneakers?

For the eleventh straight year, Nike has paid homage to the Chinese Zodiac with the “Year of the Dragon” Pack. This pack consists of a Zoom KD IV, Air Jordan 2012, Air Force 1 Supreme Low, and a Zoom Kobe VII.

Nike Zoom KD IV “Year of the Dragon”

This pair, which features a predominately blue upper with orange accents, has garnered plenty of attention from sneakerheads, basketball enthusiasts and Kevin Durant fans since its unveiling late last year.

Release: Feb 2012

Nike Air Force 1 “Year of the Dragon”

This AF1 is a a Tier Zero exclusive (meaning 21 Mercer is where your going to want to be).  Images show greater detail on the zodiac sign sneaker, sporting heel embroidery and graphic insoles. A scaled Swoosh and tongue tagging add identity to this low profile but high detail masterpiece.

Release: Jan 2012

Nike Zoom Kobe VII Supreme “Year of the Dragon.”

This shoe features a Red base with complimenting Jade colored laces and heel with a Yellow swoosh. It also features the two different insoles, “Play Strong” and “Play Fast” which are a part of Nike’s Kobe VII System

Release: 2012

Air Jordan 2012 “Year of the Dragon.”

The shoe has a blue base with yellow laces, also your choice of three soles and two cushions. Additional nods to the dragon appear on around the Jordan logo on the tongue and through various accents throughout the upper. A release date has not been set, but most believe it will be dropping February.

Release Feb 2012?

Dragons symbolize such character traits as dominance and ambition. Dragons prefer to live by their own rules and if left on their own, are usually successful. They’re driven, unafraid of challenges, and willing to take risks. They’re passionate in all they do and they do things in grand fashion.

Sneakerhead to a T.

I was perusing some of my favorite blogs and I came across these interesting sneakers that Beyonce and Tracee Ellis Ross have been rocking. Well you can add Alicia Keys to the list of celebs who have taken a liking to this unique sneaker.

Tracee Ellis Ross

Beyonce in the “Love on Top” video

Alicia Keys at the Lakers/Bulls Game

Sneaker Details via La Garconne

“Willow High-Top Sneaker by Isabel Marant.  High-top, multi-colored suede sneaker with hidden wedge heel & velcro strap detail.

Rounded toe with suede cap / Contrast color suede & soft leather detail / 3 velcro straps at front / Padded leather tongue with suede flap & velcro closure to secure around ankle / Padded suede overlay cutouts at ankle / Approx 3.5″ hidden wedge heel / Leather lining & insole / Treaded translucent rubber sole”

This sneaker will give you the height (3.5 inches) as well as comfort. Click here for pricing

Would you rock these?

Source: Necole Bitchie

Director, promoter, and all around creative Vashtie Kola is making history. She is the first femaleto ever design a Jordan. Breaking into the fashion industry with her line Violette,Vashtie is definitely one to look out for. She is known for her laid back style and luxurious curls and hosting some of the best parties in the city. She has worked with Pharell and Lupe Fiasco and many others.

Vashtie collaborated with the Air Jordan Brand but developing a new lavender colorway for the Air Jordan II retros. Check out the pics.