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The Supermodel is now a Super Novel: Naomi Campbell

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TASCHEN, an art book publisher, founded in 1980 by Benedikt Taschen in Cologne, Germany, will be the first to publish this stellar collectable coffee table book, featuring the runway diva herself, Naomi Campbell!

Self-titled Naomi Campbell, this work of art is priced at $1,500, and only 1,000 will be made. The exclusivity and creativity of this book have fashion lovers all over the world making life decisions on how they can get their hand on one, me being included!

Naomi Campbell is just getting started. After 30 years in the business, the Supermodel looks back on three decades in the spotlight with this well-crafted look back on her legacy.

Supermodel, entrepreneur, activist, provocateur. Since her rise to stardom, Naomi Campbell has dazzled the world with her beauty, strength, and that walk. As a young girl, I remember practicing in my room, trying to strut like Miss Campbell. Being the first black model to grace the cover of French Vogue magazine, she has been the face of hundreds of magazine covers, countless editorials, and advertising campaigns, and a favorite subject for some of the best photographers over that last 30 years. (more…)

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Double Your Prints Like A Pro!!: Memo 021

To: The Posh and Popular Dolls From: Me Date: June 21, 2014 Subject: Print on Print Action! Wearing prints can sometimes be scary enough… But I challenge you, to not only wear that printed top you’ve been avoiding in your closet for months, but to add those matching printed pants in the mix!! Double prints can be fun, you just have to do what makes sense for your body type! Trying new things in fashion always keeps things fun, and shows you where your limits are! So don’t be nervous… What’s the worst that could happen?? You don’t like it… Ok.. But what if you do!? So dive in to the double prints darling!! The trend for the 2014 summer season is printed short sets, give that a try! Baby steps!! xoxo

 

 

 

All jewelry was collected at different African American Arts festivals over the course of 6 yearsAll jewelry was collected at different African American Arts festivals over the course of 6 years

 

 

 

  • Shirt and Pants: Peter Pilotto for Target
  • Booties: Charles Jourdin Paris
  • Clutch: R + J Handbags
  • Jewerly: Collection of Vintage and African hand Made Jewelry
  • Scarf: Vintage Silk from my Godmother

Photography: House of Evbuomwan : http://www.houseofevbuomwan.com Make-Up: Beauty by Cassandra : http://www.subtleperfections.com

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All That Glitters….: Memo 020

To: The Posh and Popular Dolls
From: Me

Date: May 26, 2014

Subject: The Peter Pilotto for Target Collection Blazer and Style Mob Iridescent Sequined Pencil Skirt

A little bit of style… A lot of sassy!

Like most girls, if you put something shiny in front of me, you’ve got my attention!! That is exactly what happened the moment I laid eyes on this skirt… I saw it and immediately I was sold. It’s the perfect combination of my style.. Classic, edgy, girlie, sparkly, but more importantly affordable!  I love items like these because you can make them as casual or as dressy as you want… It’s not just a special occasion skirt. It’s something I could pair with a cool t-shirt and chunky boot to make as edgy as I want as well.

This time I opted for a more sophisticated look, by pairing this fabulous skirt with EVERYBODIES new favorite blazer from the Peter Pilotto for Target Collection.  It’s a cool way to wear the blazer aside from just jeans or the matching shorts everyone loves so much (including myself).  Paired with this iridescent skirt the blazer seems softer and more chic! I love wearing it every chance I get, so this combination is one I look forward to repeating!

Clutch: BCBG
Skirt: Style Mob

 Never be afraid of the bold daring pieces… A little print and sparkle can be the very thing that pulls your look together… Stop saying, “I could never pull that off”, because you can… Just start small ladies… and let your style grow and evolve… You’ll see what trying something new could spark!!

The biggest mistake I made with this skirt that I wanted to share with you all was, the size I purchased. I should have followed my first mind and purchased a size smaller. Sometimes with online shopping I get nervous, because I can’t try the item on, so I tend to buy things a size up,  just in case they run small. In this case my plan backfired… I wanted a tighter fit… Something a little more sexy… This is why everyone should have a tailor on deck! Having a great tailor is the difference between the perfect fit and a perfect nightmare!!

So remember, mix and match your favorite pieces! They deserve more than just that one tired look you continue to put together to play it safe… And never be afraid of being bold with your prints and textures!! Let the glamour girl inside of you loose!!! Be free, beauty!!

XOXO

 Skirt: Style Mob  Jacket: Peter Pilotto for Target


Necklace: ZARA

Lace Tank: Vintage BEBE

  • Blazer: Peter Pilotto for Target Collection
  • Skirt: Style Mob
  • Necklace: ZARA
  • Lace Tank: Vintage BEBE
  • Heels: BCBG Paris
  • Clutch: BCBG

Photography: House of Evbuomwan

Make-Up: Beauty by Cassandra

http://www.thestylemob.com

http://www.bcbg.com

Not Your Baby’s Bib…: Memo 019

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To: Posh and Popular Dolls
From: Me

Date: May 22, 2014

Subject: The Peter Pilotto for Target Collection Cardigan and Seven for All Mankind Bib

I love a great bib, and I’m not talking the bibs you get when you eat crab legs at the local seafood joint, I’m talking GLAM honey…!!

I really wanted to do something different with this cardigan!! I felt like the quality and detail deserved more than just a pair of slacks or a nice penny loafer… This cardigan had spunk and I wanted to showcase that in my own unique way… Plus, any opportunity for me to wear leather is always a win in the fashion play book for me!

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Guess Who’s Bizzack!!: Memo 017

To: Posh and Popular Dolls
From: Me

Date: March 27, 2014

Subject: The Old Navy Pixie Pant and Peter Pilotto for Target

Did you miss me?? I sure missed you…!!

Honest Moment: It’s been so cold in Michigan the past few months, I could barely function, let alone brave another great outdoor shot in this brutal winter cold… So I needed to wait until the temperature went from freezing cold, to functional cold! DON’T Judge me! LOL

I was super excited to pair two of my favorite winter purchases together! With the launch of the Peter Pilotto for Target Collection and the Old Navy Pixie Pant that released this March, it appeared that the color families were a match made in affordable  fashion heaven! So of course I had to oblige!  And what’s a look without a little fur and a little pink…? Boring if you ask me… So of course my two favorite things had to complete this look! Fur and pink go with everything in my opinion!  I hope you enjoy the combo as much as I did!

XOXO

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One of my favorite things about this particular look is the mix of prints and textures.

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Pink Pony Haired Heels: Brian Atwood

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Clutch: Lulu Townsend, Leather Top: English Rose, Pink Pony Haired Heels: Brian Atwood

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This Peter Pilotto for Target Jacket is EVERYTHING!

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Faux Fur Vest: Rebecca Taylor, Pixie Pant: Old Navy

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Faux Fur Vest: Rebecca Taylor, Jacket: Peter Pilotto for Target, Pants: Old Navy, Heels: Brian Atwood

 

 

 

  • Faux Fur Vest: Rebecca Taylor
  • Jacket: Peter Pilotto for Target
  • Pixie Pant: Old Navy
  • Heels: Brian Atwood
  • Clutch: Lulu Townsend
  • Leather Top: English Rose

 

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The Limited Engagement Red Carpet Party w/ Posh and Popular!

Here are just a few photos from The Limited Engagement Red Carpet Party! I am still so humbled to have been asked to be apart, and I cannot wait for the next event! Thank you to The Limited Lakeside Team for all of your hard work!! Enjoy the photos!!

Welcome to The Limited Lakeside!

Welcome to The Limited Lakeside!

The Limited Engagement Red Carpet Party at Lakeside Mall!

The Limited Engagement Red Carpet Party at Lakeside Mall!

We are ready for our guests!!

We are ready for our guests!!

Yummy Treats to greet all of our guests with!!!

Yummy Treats to greet all of our guests with!!!

Posh and Popular and The Limited were excited about the event!!

Posh and Popular and The Limited were excited about the event!!

Posh and Popular Treats!!

Posh and Popular Treats!!

Cake Pops!

Cake Pops!

Some of the Posh and Popular Give-a-Way Goodies!!

Some of the Posh and Popular Give-a-Way Goodies!!

Our first makeover winner!!

Our first makeover winner!!

Our guest arrived ready to shop, be styled, and have a great time!!

Our guest arrived ready to shop, be styled, and have a great time!!

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A party isn't a party without great desert!!

A party isn’t a party without great desert!!

Kristina arrived in style!

Kristina arrived in style!

These ladies came to have a great time! And they were not afraid to ask many style question!! Bring on the workplace looks!

These ladies came to have a great time! And they were not afraid to ask many style question!! Bring on the workplace looks!

I just love helping people brighten their wardrobe!

I just love helping people brighten their wardrobe!

Celebrity Stylist DeAnn was also in attendance looking as chic as usual!

Celebrity Stylist DeAnn was also in attendance looking as chic as usual!

Just Beautiful!!

Just Beautiful!!

So happy to have met some wonderful people during this event!!

So happy to have met some wonderful people during this event!!

Arnita Parham the Make-Up Maven, made everyone beautiful that night!

Arnita Parham the Make-Up Maven, made everyone beautiful that night!

Sha'Ron was so happy about event and the 50% off I thought she was going to smile her ears off!!

Sha’Ron was so happy about event and the 50% off I thought she was going to smile her ears off!!

Felicia got some great style tips during the event!! And even won The Limited Gift Card during the Best Dressed raffle contest!

Felicia got some great style tips during the event!! And even won The Limited Gift Card during the Best Dressed raffle contest!

Any questions guests had, we had answers!

Any questions guests had, we had answers!

Arnita is hard at work, enhancing beauty!!

Arnita is hard at work, enhancing beauty!!

Felicia's makeover was awesome!! She felt ready to take on the board room with this winning look!

Felicia’s makeover was awesome!! She felt ready to take on the board room with this winning look!

Looks like a winning look to me!

Looks like a winning look to me!

Store manager Sherise Bradford was hard at work helping guests as well!!

Store manager Sherise Bradford was hard at work helping guests as well!!

Store Manager Sherise Bradford was an amazing host! This event was amazing because of her!!

Store Manager Sherise Bradford was an amazing host! This event was amazing because of her!!

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Limited Teammate hard at work greeting guests!!

Limited Teammate hard at work greeting guests!!

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Kristina Won the Posh and Popular Goodies Bag Raffle!!

Kristina Won the Posh and Popular Goodies Bag Raffle!!

Talk about winning!

Talk about winning!

Toni Signing in!! Every guest signed in, got their raffle tickets and made sure they had a chance to win some amazing prizes!

Toni Signing in!! Every guest signed in, got their raffle tickets and made sure they had a chance to win some amazing prizes!

Lana was on the hunt for a new work look!

Lana was on the hunt for a new work look!

Lana rocking her new look on the red carpet! This look is so casual chic! Loving the boots with this look!

Lana rocking her new look on the red carpet! This look is so casual chic! Loving the boots with this look!

The cutest fashionista at the party!

The cutest fashionista at the party!

It's always wonderful when you have great friends in your corner! With Friends like these, everyday is a party!!

It’s always wonderful when you have great friends in your corner! With Friends like these, everyday is a party!!

Another satisfied customer! Everyone enjoyed the surprise 50% off!!

Another satisfied customer! Everyone enjoyed the surprise 50% off!!

This beauty is enjoying every ounce of her makeover!

This beauty is enjoying every ounce of her makeover!

The Limited Lakeside Team and Myself!!

The Limited Lakeside Team and Myself!!

Silly photos are a must!!

Silly photos are a must!!

I just love people that love to have a good time!! Cheryl and Sharon had a ball!!

I just love people that love to have a good time!! Cheryl and Sha’Ron had a ball!!

Everyone left feeling loved and excited about the new items they purchased!!

Everyone left feeling loved and excited about the new items they purchased!!

Arnita did such an amazing job helping all the ladies bring out their inner glamour girls!

Arnita did such an amazing job helping all the ladies bring out their inner glamour girls!

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I had to come out of those heels! These ladies wore me out!! But it was so worth it!!

I had to come out of those heels! These ladies wore me out!! But it was so worth it!!

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Roses Are Red… Violets are Blue… V-day Inspiration!

Bring on the cupcakes and chocolate kisses…. What’s Valentine’s Day without flowers, cards and box of Sweethearts from a sweetheart! I love, love… So being able to celebrate this time of year with people I love and look fabulous in the process is my kind of holiday!!  BOOP!!

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It’s no better time of year, for ladies to be their most girly, fun, flirty selves! Whether you’re in a relationship or not, take this Valentine’s Day to look your most soft and feminine!

Wear that cliché pink or red dress! Why not?? I mean who loves you more than you? And besides, you’ll finally have a reason to look hot!!

Beauty Tips: PINK or RED Lips this V-day; If you’re not a lipstick girl, start off with a soft pink lipstick you’ll feel comfortable with…. But please, attempt to try it! You can’t be afraid of a little color! My suggestion for lip color this V-day is of course RED RED RED!! My go to red lip color right now is RiRi Woo, from the MAC Rihanna Collection. I also love MAC Red by MAC. My go to Pink MAC colors are Impassioned, Girl About Town, and Pleasure Bomb from the Rihanna Collection. I also am a sucker for Maybelline’s Red’s and Pink’s… And they typically have great deals on the Maybelline colors at your local drug stores!!

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Another thing ladies; curls are so flirty… Men LOVE curls… Make sure you make an appointment with your hair stylist for your fresh V-day do! If you can’t afford the salon, no worries… FLEXY RODS are my saving grace right now!! I achieved my curls in the photo above by flexy rodding my hair the night before! Just make sure you brush them out to get this look!

Now back to the fun stuff…… THE LOOKS!!

If you have a date, pick silhouettes that hug your frame in all the right places! Men love solid colors like red, purple, black, pink, and blue! (Just a secret I’ve learned from all my male friends!)

And, if you don’t have a date, get dolled up in your favorite flirty dress and have dinner or drinks with the girls.  My girlfriends are my loves! If more people spent time loving those around them, they wouldn’t be concerned about who or what they don’t have! But that’s another blog! LOL

Valentine’s Day is about love… Self Love being most important in my book!!

My look of choice this year, FLORAL!!!! I love floral prints, and with them being on trend last spring and this upcoming spring, what better way to get dolled up during the most romantic time of year?!?! I love a great baby doll dress, and Topshop didn’t disappoint me with this adorable number. I’m a petite girl, so a lot of times I need dresses that synch my waist, to show I have a shape. Baby doll dresses are great for petite ladies who like to show off, without doing too much! 😉 I love flowers, so a great floral print dress is just the icing on the well dressed cake!!

Pear Shaped Ladies: My suggestion is a fitted skirt with a flowy top, or a bandage dress.

Model Frames (Tall and Slim): My suggestion is a bandage dress , a baby doll dress, or fitted lace top with a wide-legged pant.

Full Figured Beauties: My Suggestion is a skater skirt and fitted top, a high wasted pencil skirt with a fitted top, or a wrap dress.

So bring on the floral print and the form-fitting dresses! Be your sexy fabulous self this Valentine’s Day, who knows…. If you don’t have a boo, you may get one that night!!! OOOOOOHHHH!!!

  • Dress: Topshop
  • Necklace: Lulu Frost
  • Shoe: Peep Toe Shoe Boutique

Hair: Malika G

Photographer: Timothy Paule

http://www.topshop.com

http://www.shoppeeptoe.com

http://www.lulufrost.com

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Lights, Camera, Action…!!!

cutecropI just love a good photo shoot!! And this one was no exception!! I wanted to share a few of my favorite shots with you!

The look is Business Chic… Black and White doesn’t have to be boring!

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A great statement necklace is always great to offset any classic, professional look! I cannot function without a statement necklace! Don’t be afraid of a little bling either! The more bling, the better!!

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Every now and then, it’s ok to let your shoes do the talking! In this case I let them speak loud and clear!! I love these pink beauties! I call them my “Woodstock” pumps! And ladies make sure you have a great shoe repairman in your rolodex! You have to keep your favorite pumps in tact!!

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Having a great set of key pieces in your professional wardrobe can go a long way! A pencil skirt can be a woman’s best friend.  And a crisp white bag or clutch can make any business look more interesting! And of course a trendy, yet classic blazer can pull together any sassy workplace look!

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Who said professional dress can’t be fly? I beg to differ!!

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  • Blazer: BCBG
  • Blouse: BCBG
  • Skirt: Karen Millen
  • Envelope Clutch: BCBG
  • Necklace: 616 Couture
  • Mohawk Pumps: Karen Millen

Photographer: Terry White

Make-up: George McKenney

Hair: Malika G.

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Corduroy, Flats, Fur, and Fendi… My Casual Reality!!! : Memo 016

The Subject: Casually Mixing Highs and Lows

This is by far is my favorite look! This is a look I can guarantee you will catch me in if you run into me while I’m out and about. This is “Casual Kim”. And “Casual Kim” is my go to look! It doesn’t take a lot to look fab! It’s just about having the perfect pieces to keep your look clean and chic…

One of my favorite things to do is mix black with brown. Most people tend to shy from it because they think brown and black are typically base colors, but I love going against the grain. They’re both such great colors why not put them together!

By now, we all know, the perfect accessories can complete any casual look! In this case, I opted for my Fendi bag and vintage mink hat… Yaaaaassss MINK HAT!!!! You can’t go wrong with Fendi in any brown or black look! I love the classic, yet trendy look Fendi is known for. You can pair this classic brand with any look, casual or dressy, and have the effortless chic of a Hollywood socialite.

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I prefer looks that I can wear throughout an entire day if I needed to. For me this is a classic travel look as well. I prefer to be prepared for an entire day, than feel like I have to go home and change for a nice dinner with friends.

And having a nice printed blouse always makes your look more trendy. I love a great print. It always spices up even the simplest of looks!

I absolutely love these flats. Comfy, fashionable, and functional! Topshop always has the best casual shoes, for such great prices!

During the winter months, its crucial to have a great pair of corduroy pants. I’ve had this pair for about 4 years and they are still my go to corduroy pants! The zipper detail is what I love most! And, to complete your winter casual look, a nice thick blazer to keep you warm will do the trick!!! The thing I love about a classic blazer is you can literally wear it FOREVER!! It never gets old, and it keeps you warm during the fall/winter season!

Every girl needs an awesome pair of shades to block the sun from those pretty eyes!!

  • Blazer: United Colors of Benetton
  • Blouse: Burlington Coat Factory
  • Corduroy Pants: Karen Millen
  • Flats: Topshop
  • Purse: Fendi
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