Wednesday, February 28

A Beautiful Liar & Some Parties

Beyonce has officially gotten her 16th wind. And it looks like Papa Knowles is keeping his daughter's name in the news this week after her Oscar let down. Anyways, TMZ is reporting that Beyonce could have contracted Hepatitis A from some food at the Sports Illustrated party from a few weeks ago. The caterer WolfGang Puck had an employee who tested positive for the disease and had worked the event that night. All the attendees were ordered to get vaccinated immediately. Now they know damn well none of those models ate a damn thing. I'm just sayin....

And she's premiering 2...count em...2 new videos today on 106 and Park and TRL. One for "Upgrade You" and one for "Beautiful Liar" (which I'm lovin') with Shakira. You can catch a glimpse at them both
here. And now you can catch the whole "Beautiful Liar" vieo here. Hopefully they meant to make Shakira and B look identical. But who knows....

Kanye and Alexis were spotted at the The Little Bendel Dress Event at Henri Bendel's in NY:

I'm starting to really like this Alexis. Natural but still a lil glam.

Angie Bassett and Courtney B. Vance hosted the 7th Annual More Magazine-Wilhelmina 40+ Model Search at Cipriani's last night:

Now that's how you rock a bolero style jacket....Andre Leon Tally....

Cute. They were on The View this morning. Such a fab couple.

Celebs came out for the Dom Perignon Celebration for Forest Whitaker at Boulevard 3 in Bev Hills last night:

Y'all know Oprah was there.

Keisha is SO fabulous. They've been married for almost 11 years. Nice.

Djimon's sexy self was there.

Oooh double the sexy with COmmon.

Forest and Chris Tucker

Quincy's bring his kids everywhere thes days.

Fun times.

The Randomness:

  1. Diddy...calm the hell down.

  2. Isaiah is working hard as hell to make nice with "The Gays". Story

  3. ANTM Cyle 8 premieres tonight.


Fashion Fab:

It's that time again folks. All you fashionistas can get a jump start on all the spring trends even if it's still snowing out. Claire from The Fashion Bomb is my guest blogger today and here's her take on what's hot this spring:

It's not hot just yet, but that doesn't mean your wardrobe can't be! Get a jump start on your warm weather shopping with The Fashion Bomb's spring trend preview. See how the stars rock 'em and pieces you can purchase to up your style quotient.

First up: My ladies.

Bright, vibrant colors are the rule for spring.

Nic from ANTM...

rocks a bright yellow top under a jacket.

Mary J. doesn't mess around...

And bathes herself in blue.

Naomi C...

...channels the trend with a bright orange bag.

And Jennifer Hudson...

looks sultry in her lemon shrug.

Bright colors look smashing on dark skin tones, but if you wear them...

Make sure they don't clash with your hair. Yes, I'm talking to you Kelis!

The Fashion Bomb's bright ideas?

Clockwise from left: Mossimo Flap Pocket Tote, $27,; Baby Phat Flutter Sleeve Crochet Dress, $64,
; Color Block Tunic Dress, $58,; BCBGirls Library Pump, $98,; Lux Short Sleeve Swing Jacket, $68,; French Connection Swift Suede Flats, $98,; Cole Haan 'Village Soft' Ruched Satchel, $395,; Susana Monaco Gather String Halter, $91, Center: Color block Babydoll Cami, $17.50,

Next? Up your wow factor with graphic prints.

Put on a little bit with a scarf like Mary J.

Or go all out like Venus in black and white...

Or Mya in colorfully bold colors...

Prints are all good, as long as they're in a soft fabric...

... not pleather/leather!

Also, try to keep it classy...

...and leave your disco boots at home!

My print picks?

Clockwise from left: Emilio Pucci Cupola Satin Ballerina, $169,; Cap Sleeve Large Swirl Printed Tunic Top, $20, CoutureCandy ; Catherine Malandrino Printed Shirt Dress, $295,; T-Bags Printed V-Neck Long Sleeve Dress, $172,; Nautical Print Scarf, $20,; BCBG Matte Jersey Floral Print Dress, $152,; Loop Printed Hobo, $48, Center: Francesca Giobbia Glitterblock Sandals, $528,

Now on to the fellas...

For guys, the classic preppy look always works for me.

Pop on a polo like Kanye and Pharrell...

A bright v-neck like Luda...

Or even a striped rugby like Andre 3000...

Wanna be a super stunna? Top it all off with a Fedora a la Diddy:


My Preppy Picks:

Clockwise from left: Rocawear Basic Stripe Polo, $52,; Nike Men's Court Force Premium Low, $85,; Lacoste Pique Polo, $72,; Gap Straight Fit Khakis, $50,; Thompson Oxford Sport Coat, $225,; Rock & Republic 'Floyd' Low Rise Jeans, $207,; Atlantic Argyle cotton-cashmere sweater, $78,; Phat Farm Gallery Prep Shoes, $50, Center: Kangol Cotton Player, $42,

Get your spring on!

Stay fabulous!