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5 LOOKS I LOVED FROM THE MET GALA

YES. I know. I’m a little bit late to the playground with this one, but I just HAD to. And of COURSE you know exactly who I have to start with….

KING BEY (Beyoncé Knowles) 

From the side ponytail, to the bronze effortless glowy sexiness, to the toned curves to the nude heels, to the…I just have to stop. Beyonce is BEAUTIFUL, such a “thatgirlx!

JANELLE MONAE
She might as well change her name to Elegance. Everything this women does is just CLASS, and I love love love this look. The cape and the braided ponytail, YES!

KIM K.
People can chat all they want, but credit needs to be given when it’s due. Kim KILLED it with this. The curves are on fire and I think she looked stunning. The pulled back ponytail was the perfect choice and we don’t even need to discuss how her make-up was FLAW.LESS (as per usual), and that TRAIN!? Stunning.

SOLANGE

And just because I HAD to…SERVE.IT. BEY

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HOW TO ROCK A TURBAN

When your outfit is blah or your hair is just not working for you, accessorizing your head can be the perfect way to take your look from FAB to DRAB. This season I’m trying to test out things I’ve never done before and just push my fashion boundaries a biit so of course the first thing that came to mind was a TURBAN.

Turbans have been rocked for ages and are definitley not a new trend, if you have an African mom you have most definitely seen them rock similiar looks with their headscarves.

Check out June Ambrose’s Turban Collection below, launched in 2011. As you can see in the first pic above, Iman is rocking one of the blue ones.

But how does  an everyday chick rock this?

Well lucky for us June has a tutorial  in a past issue of Essence magazine.

I scoured YOUTUBE for a video tutorial and the one below from naturalbelle1 was great for achieving the “Regal” style featured in June’s tutorial. Her trick was to wrap her head to add some height and then get her scarf/fabric of choice and place over to achieve the turban style.

For a look similiar to the “avant-garde” one in the tutorial check out this video from Fashion Elites. SUBSCRIBE TO THIS CHANNEL, IT IS FAB!

The Bottom line is that there a soooo many ways to rock a turban and it’s all about personalizing the look for you. Take this post as inspiration to get started and go out and create something fabulous!

For my natural divas use the turban to play up your fabulous texture and volume

Amber Rose looking fierce in her Turban

Chrisette michelle and June ambrose! Image from Fashion Bomb.

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New Years Eve 2011 Look- Glitter, Glitz, and Sequins

Ciara in black sequins

Ciara working a Bailman Paillette sequin mini-dress( $13,395- YIKES!?)

Soooo just like that 2011 has flown by, and after stuffing our faces with holiday treats and engaging in some boxing day foolery, the time has come to take on New Years Eve. With just a few days to go, thatgirlx is here with some ideas on what to do with your new years look.

NYE 2011 should be about glitz and glamor. Bring out the lashes, bring out the glitter, bring out the shine, because if you can’t do it on NYE when else hunny!? Below are some outfit ideas, and another post will be coming with looks on make-up and hair  to glam you up to the fulllest.

Sequin & Glitter

One of my favorite looks for 2011 was sequins, glitter and any type of shine, especially whenn its short and longsleeved.  So here is NYE vision number one. Long sleeved sequin dress, platform pump, loose waves and some fab accessories, who gon check me boo!?

Kim Kardashian sequin mini dress

Kim K works it ouut. Check out a budget friendly version beloww with pieces from Aldo, and Forever XXI.

Open toe pumps: Monville- Aldo on sale online for $31.49

Long sleeved sequin mini-dress OR one shoulder sequined mini dress: Forever XXI

Midnight Black Mariacher fur clutch: Aldo, on sale online for 24.98

Not feeling a full sequin dress?

Another way to incorporate some glitter into your look are these fab glitter open toe or round toe  pumps . I copped a pair on boxing day at Forever XXI for 19.99 and with that type of pricing you cannot go wrong!?

Glitter round-toe pumps

Sequin dresses come in all shapes, colors and sizes so check out some more looks below for inspiration. Posting soon on glitter shadow NYE make-up, and fab hair looks so stay tuuneed my puuuudd.

Sequins, Spice & Everything Nice

OMG. Hot hot hot, Mashonda rocking a custom L’impasse sequin dress. The side-swept hair, the smokey eye, the cut-out sides, yes girl!!

Lala Vazquez gold sequin dress

Gold sequins are another fantastic look for NYE. I love love this whole look on Lala Vaquez. The hair the make-up fab fab.

Keri Hilson, silver mini dress

Keri Hilson in silver sequins, another cute look.

Jennifer Williams from basketball wives also worked out the sequin look perrfectly below, in a long-sleeved sequin mini from french connection. Try some peep-toe booties instead of platform pumps to spice things up!

Super cute multi colored sequinn dress, paired with open-toe pumps.

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2011 BET AWARDS FASHIONN FAB!

BET Awards 2011. Miss Keri Washington schooled everyone on what Red Carpet looks like! Love this citrus Micheal Kors dress..

Soo the 2011 BET awards were last night, and of course I had to come out of hiatus and post on some of the looks of the red carpet and the show. Now first, I have to say, the red carpet looks were such a yawn yawn situation for me, def a bit of dissapointment!

Lala Vasquez looking fierce.Love the high bun. Simple look, club look # 3..

When I think award show I think fabulousness, glamourr, larrge and in charge…what did I get?! Great club or night on the town looks, and a couple of gowns thrown in the mix.  I knoww it’s not supposed to be a super dressy event, but walk down peter and richmond on a club night or yonge street on a fashionable day and it seems like all the same ish..

Keke Palmer

The red carpet was def sexy, however I feel like the whole dress code was a tad confused. We have people rocking floor-length gowns, and others in skin tight body-suits? BET let’s start issuing and ENFORCING a strict dress code please..

Maybe it was just me, but I would easily rock alot of these looks to the club, some people were not screaming red carpet, but they did look fab nonetheless.

Check out the pics beloww..also watch out for a post on the MEN’s looks tomorroww..

EVE at the BET awards

Miss E.V.E..fierce.

This doesn’t say award show to me, but it’s a great outfit anyway. Def going on my club outfit list, preferably for the fall, that literally looks like ur body would be a hoot mess.  Love the boots, love the vest, adorre the make-up, especially the lashes. The side braid is turning into thee hot look for the summer, get on it ladiess.

Toccara Jones in a teal sparkling dress..bling blow indeed

Platform peep-toe pumps are the truuuth, an okayy look for tocarra, not a huge fan of the bottom of the dress, something seems a bit off, but love love the shoes. Another look for the club, I want a sparkling dress..

Alicia Keys in a white blazer and black & white pumps..club look #14....

Love the Christian Louboutin Daffodil zebra print platform pumps!  Again not really red carpet, def more clubbing or lounge, enjoying the white blazer..the side braid also makes a reappearance.

Traci Ellis Ross in a sexy long sleeved mini dress

Sexy look from Miss. Ross. I feel like alot of the looks of the night were just very safe, this is def another look I will be rocking for club night #28.. I love the red louboutin’s, the long sleeved mesh dress is hot, love the curly pony!

Black evening Gown, w/ a great red lip. Pretty

Soo..this is why dress codes should be enforced. Tracee was coming with me to some club on peter and richmond and Meagan was going to the Oscars.. The dress is nice, but could have been accessorized better, something is missing..

Ashanti in satin turquoise evening gown

Many people are not aware, but I am the biiiggest Ashanti fan. I will break into a Rain on Me hand on the head pose anytime of the dayyy! Def looks amazing in this satin evening gown. Not feeling that topsy turvy hair situation..

The sexiest family of the show. Love the gold sequin tank on jada pinkett smith.

Keri Hilson going on the way to the mall...

Love the purple and the necklace, the harem pants are cute too. But my local H & M sales associates comes harder than this..come on Keri!

Tiffany Greene

Who really is Tiffany Greene? Cute look, club look too, but side eye to the barbie necklace..

Miss Teen USA Kamie Crawford kept the sequins alivee

One of my fav looks of the night comes from Miss Teen USA! She’s a pageant queen so of course she had to bring the sparkle! One of my fav looks of the night, and with legit celebs all around that is a sad sad thing..

Kelly Rowland in a cute floral dress.

This women has the sexiest skin and the sickest legs! Love her cute open toe cut-out pumps.The cocktail dress with the floral cascading down was cute too.  Why is her wig 20 bucks tho!?

Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose...WTF..I'm guessing they stopped to make an appearance before heading to battle..Amber, body suit?! Amberrr

Mary J. Blige...

The queen of R & B, such a wonderful person. This outfit..no comment. The white shoes with the beige dress, with the neck brace built in..but you know what, Mary J. can do whateverr she wants, diva pass.

Miss Minaj..I feel like she ran into forever 21 and was told to put on as many pieces as she could and leave for BET asap..cute bob.

This look would have been sooo fab if she had removed the leggings and the boots and switched it for some nude louboutin’s, buut that would also be a bit yawn yawn..

Letoya Luckett in a fab mini dress w/ louboutin's, hot hot! One of my faav looks. Love her!

Teairra Mari looking H.A.M. I'm sorry I will call her out..this looks like something from victoria secret catalog p.10..DO BETTER!

Rocsi stopping at the show before heading to the Skating With the Stars..cute shoes tho!

Andd I left the best for last! I would have never ever even checked for Diamond or Angel Lola Luv, but tell me how they came and delivered with what I think are the two hotest looks of the night!

Diamond with what I have to say is my absolute favirote look of the night! Adore the white, love the hair, and will be posting on the shoes!

Angel Lola in a beautiful abstract mini dress. I'm so glad she put the video ho look aside, covered up and looking sexier than ever!

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Ohhh and a Royal Wedding it waass!

Kate Middleton

Sooo there is nothing more fab then a girl getting her Prince! I had to post on the royal wedding just because it has consumed the whole damn world since the engagement was announced. From all the nonsense that was specialty wedding drinks, parties and food Kate & William still did their thing and looked pretty royall doing it.
 
Kate walked down the aisle in a gorgeous Sarah Burton designed Alexander Macqueen gown. Simple, stunning,  classic, she did it right, can’t hate!

(Pics from fashionista.com) Kate in Sarah Burton designed Alexander Macqueen dress

 
 
 
 
 

(Pic from beautyisdiverse.com) Bridesmaid Pippa Middleton..side eye to the white dress. To all my besties, if yo ass wears white to my wedding..girrllll...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Still looking for YOUUR prince?! Well get ready for some upcoming PLENTY OF FISH dating site posts. I had a special singlee thatgirlx correspondant take a dive into the world of online dating to dishh on the site everyone and their mama seems to be on;)
 
 A series on her dating adventures on Plenty of Fish will be coming sooonn!

 Check out some other pics from the wedding below:)

(Pics from fashionista.com) Will & Kate. side-eye to the hair, shave it off boo, just shave it off..im just sayin, why do men hold on to that ish

 

Victoria & David (pic via kickette.com, by Olga Bermejo/Splash News)

 

Victoria killin'em in one of her OWN designs in navy blue with customized christian louboutin heels. I just can't deallll

Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock..their royal wedding is set for July 9th,2011

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Kim K Make-Up Fab

Kim K flawless make-up

Love her or hate her there is one thing that everyone should be able to agree on when it comes to Kim K and that is her flawwwless make-up. For some people having a completely flawless face  and alot of make-up is a bad thing while for others its a look they adore and rock on the daily, regarrdless of your opinion, Kim is always bringing the drama and the glam and a great inspiration for fab make-up looks.

Yes, I will agree that natural and beautiful is a great look but I have to admit that I also love a dramatic, flawless face as well.

When it comes to make-up youtube is my go-to guide for how to create a look and for the Kim K look there are  a lot of resources out there. Its hard to master the tricks and tools of make-up and one of the best users out there with some useful make-up tutorials is prettirell, she also is a warmer complexion so it’s helpful to see how to make color work for you when the shadow isnt really made for skin tone.

Some of the major tricks and tips I am learning from watching these videos is:

1.Fake eyelashes are a staple in kim’s look and a huge element to creating that WOW factor when doing a smokey/dramatic eye.

2. Light/contrast on the undereye and cheekbone area are the key to that  contoured effect that really pulls Kim’s  look together.

3. Layering and blending your eyeshadow is cruucial to making everything work. Investing in a great eyebrow brush will do wonders for eye shadow application because this make-up look is all about blend blend blend!!

4. Starting off with white/very light colored eye shadow as a base will help to make the eye shadow color  show through, especially with brands that dont really gear to different skin tones.

But annyway, without further ado below are some of my faaav make-up videos to help get that kim k inspired face. I will def be rocking mineee today;)

This is the final look below:

Prettirell has a great youtube page with hundreds of downloads on make-up. I highhhly recommend subscribing to her!

http://www.youtube.com/user/PrettiRell

Anotherr amazing amazing video that is Kim- K make up inspired is  yt3880’s “Kim Kardashian Smokey Eye” tutorial. She’s caucasian so for girls of color there will be some adjustments to make for your own application.Howwever, the transformation is amazing to watch and she has her technique dowwwn, really changed the way I do my glam looks, plus I loveee this girls personality! “Put Jesus Down”lolol.

This is the final look:

Smokey Eye a la Kim K

yt3880 is hilaarious and her make-up videos deliver. Flawless flawless, and great for learning new techniques.  Subscribe subscribe!!

http://www.youtube.com/user/yt3880

Kim also has her own makeup videos as well, which I find useful technique wise but honestly  I prefer to watch prettirell and yt3880 because they are doin the damn thing without a make-up artist in tow:

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Trench Coat Fab!

 

Kim K in burberry. Loving her Christian Louboutin ”Maggie” pumps as well($895)

Sooo fingers crossed the weather will finally hit the positives and STAY there this weekend! With the spring-like forecast for this weekend I definitley want to get out and explore the city in something chic & sleekk. One of the big trends this spring is the trench coat and I’m loving the whole look of it, it’s sexy, light and functional.
I will def be copping one in tan/khaki and rocking with some platform pumps or boots asap.

Keep it simple & fitted! Beige and tan are hot colors for the season and this weekend I’ll be out in the mall scoping out which of my fav stores have this look on lock.

The classic fitted trench is gorg, and to step up the fab go for a trench with some unexpected detailing! Nobody does the trench better than Burberry and they have mixed in leather , gold and studs on their 2011 pieces for a modern twist.

For those of you who aren’t ready to drop rent money on a trench coat I will be on the look-out this weekend for some affordable look-a-likes of the stuff below. Stay tuned;)

Love Lala’s look below with the leather sleeves. The Burberry Prorsum Gabardine Biker Trench Coat( around $2367 bucks in case your balling like that). SEXY! [ Pic via www.Sandrarose.com. Great blog for celeb gossip in ATL and beyond!]

Kim Kardashian below looked fab in  a Burberry trench as well,  she was rocking the Burberry Prorsum Studded Sleeve Twill Trench Coat. ($4,495) only this one is studded on the sleeves. Love these little touches Burberry is doing! Hand clap for the flawless make-up too!

 
Below is another look from Kim K, it’s a little bit more dress and flirty. Alot of people slammed her saying that it was inappropriate for her frame and too much volume. Baby I say you only live once, better make it fierce.  Celebitchy blog made said the following:

“Unfortunately for Kim, she tends to forget the style rules that curvy girls always need to follow – you should never have this much volume going on below the waist. The top of the coat is fine – she looks cute from the waist up. It’s the full-skirted coat bottom that is disturbing me. Instead of looking cute and lithe, the whole thing looks like a costume created for a Tim Burton film, right?”

http://www.celebitchy.com/147857/kim_kardashians_full-skirted_coat_unfortunate_or_cute/

Kim K in full volume trench. Those thigh high christian louboutin Stilettos are BAAWWWD. Not sure if I would have rocked the stripper boots with this look tho..

I’m not sure about those comments from Celebitchy. I think this look is cute with the full volume. I’m all about dressing for your shape and body type but in this case I don’t see any fault at all. I think this willl be such a cute look with some platform pumps for a dressy event, night on the town, or even sunday mass!

Alot of the above looks are really dressy, but Jessica Alba made it work on a casual day out. Look how the coat polishes up the weekend casuall steez.

Sarah Jessica Parker brings us a sexy cropped trench look. This look would be fab with a skinny jean and some pumps too.

Sarah Jessica Parker rocking the leather cropped trench. Oww oww.