Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of chatting with the fabulous, Tyrina Lee. If you don’t know who she is, she’s rapper, Nayvadius D. Wilburn, better known as Future Hendrix, exclusive wardrobe stylist, personal shopper and friend. But there is so much more to Ms. Lee than just being the stylist to one of the hottest rappers out .
I had the pleasure of interviewing Tyrina after going through her Intragram. Or shall I say, “insta-stalking” lol. So, after sending her a request (yes, sorry, her Instagram is private, for obvious reasons) she kindly accepted and I immediately went through her photos. After seeing a few, I really wanted to know more about Tyrina. She was pretty, had a nice slim yet curvaceous body and had a head full of beautiful hair that touched the middle of her back and if that wasn’t enough, her style was the epitome of fab and fly! All I wanted was to interview her to find out exactly who she was and about her personal style. Even though she is probably known for being Future’s personal shopper and stylist, I knew there was so much more to her!
I had only planned on the conversation being about an hour but after the first 15 mins., I felt like we were home girls. She’s extremely well spoken and is very easy to talk to. She isn’t the type of girls that likes to keep her beauty secrets to herself either, she gladly shared how she keeps her body super fit and her hair long and healthy!
I asked Tyrina to give me a few facts about her that probably wouldn’t appear in the media
She is born and raised in Harlem, NY and she’s 27 and she graduated from Georgia State with a double major. Majored in Biology and minored in Sociology. She’s also in medial school at Emory University!
I asked how did she get into styling. Continue Reading »
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Here it is, Pills N Potions. I just watched the video for Nicki Minaj’s “Pills N Potions” and noticed she was wearing a pair of Tom Ford Ultra Feather Over The Knee Boots. She rocked them perfectly! Those boots are such a statement piece, you have to be simple in your attire. These boots retail for about $8,000 and are extremely rate but I found them here for less than half of the cost.
Ms. Minaj never disappoints. This subtle looks she’s going for is absolutely working for her. I loved the crazy Nicki but this new mature Nicki is even better. She effortlessly wears thesee fab and fly high end designers without the piece wearing her. She definitely knows what works and what doesn’t These Tom Ford boots are super fly but Onika Minaj is even Flyer! #FabandFlyApproved #PillsNPotions
Shyra Ely Gash
Meet #FabandFly chick, Shyra Ely-Gash, retired WNBA player turned fashion stylist and CEO of Styles By M.E. I had the pleasure to interview, well actually chat, with Shyra Ely-Gash, formerly of the WNBA team, Indiana Fever. Shyra has a unique story because she knew exactly what she wanted to do when she retired from the league. She knew that because actually, fashion was her first love, even before she learned to play basketball. Shyra’s company, Styles By Me has styled the likes of WBA Coach Nikki Caldwell, LSU Head Coach; Tasha Butts, LSU Asst. Coach; Alysha Clark, former MTSU Asst. Coach/ Seattle Storm WNBA player.
During our conversation she spoke so passionately about her love for fashion. I outlined a few questions I felt would be good “get to know you better” questions that I wanted to share. It really was a fun talk. The call ended up being like a talk with my good friend! It was definitely a pleasure
1.) How did you go from WNBA to styling?
I initially targeted the women’s basketball community, in an effort to, merge my two loves of fashion and basketball. I always knew I would have a career in fashion, I just didn’t know in what capacity. I started out wanting to be a designer but eventually found my home in wardrobe building/styling. I have a degree in Fashion Merchandising from the Univ. of Tennessee, so for a long time, I thought I would be a buyer for large department store or something. No fun! My ultimate goal is to be a celebrity stylist. As a pro athlete, I figured I could Continue Reading »
Detroit Pistons NBA player Brandon Jennings posted a cute instagram photo of his fiance, the beautiful Tae Heckard and her fabulous Pink Valentino Leopard Slingbacks. Of course he always posts really cute pictures of his boo rocking all of the latest and greatest. I’ve been following Tae for some time now and she has great fashion sense. I love the way she pairs tomboy chic with high end designers.
For instance, in this picture that Brandon posted of Tae, she has her foot propped up while smoking a hookah. What I think is so awesome is, HE posted the shoes on HIS instagram page and not her. He is so proud of his new fiance! ( in which is should be!) Tae’s style is cool and laid back with a splash of haute couture.
This season Valentino’s Continue Reading »
Thanks to E! we get to see Kim Kardashian’s Givenchy Couture Wedding Gown! ThisÂ is what we’ve all beeÂ waiting toÂ get a peek atÂ – many have been waitingÂ to get peek. I know all the media outlets are covering the KimYEÂ wedding festivities over the weekend but it seems like not many of the main media outletsÂ have actually postedÂ any picture of Kim Kardashian’sÂ wedding gown. Or maybe they just don’t care much. lol Personally, I was wondering which direction Kim would go being that couture designerÂ ValentinoÂ Garavani threw Kim and Kanye a beautiful pre-wedding day brunchÂ at his breathtaking Â ChÃ¢teau de Wideville.
AndrÃ© Leon Talley documented the affair in anÂ exclusive articleÂ he penned for Vogue titled, AndrÃ© Leon Talley’s Kim and Kanye Wedding Diary: Valentino’s Lunch at the ChÃ¢teau de Wideville. Sources were saying Â Kim may actually have her wedding gownÂ designed by the famed designer himself. But if you know a little about Kim and Kanye, one of their closest friends is Italian designerÂ Riccardo Tisci, creative director for fashion house Givenchy. It would only make sense that they would oblige their longtime friend the honor of designing her Givenchy Couture wedding gown.
This isn’t the first time Mr. Tisci designed a gown for Kim. He also designed her much talked about floral gown for her first time attending the Met Gala. The Â gown wasn’t a fan favorite but she wore theÂ Givenchy floral gownÂ with gloves to match with the most confidence and honor.Â After manyÂ beautiful looksÂ overÂ Continue Reading »
Discounted Fendi Sunglasses! Does it get any better? I think not. I truly enjoy being able to show my readers where to get the best deals on the best designer items. I was looking at one of my favorite discount designer sites, Bluefly and found these Fendi sunglassesÂ for less than half of the retail price. Who doesn’t want to look cute in a pair of FendiÂ sunglassesÂ for the spring? As many pairs of designer sunglassesÂ that I own (about 16 pairs to Â be exact) I have to say, I’ve probably only paid full price for about 3 or 4 of them….that was of course when I didn’t know any better!
After shopping at designer outlets like Bluefly, I will NEVER pay full price for another pair of sunglasses again. Why do it when you don’t have to? Right? So, for those of you ladies that need a pair of new fly sunglasses for the spring, here you go!
Happy Shopping and Enjoy your discounted Fendi sunglasses!
I was looking through some of my favorite sites and ran across Heidi Klum rocking a Bella Dahl denim shirt…which is one of my favorite shirts!
Last summer I was shopping at Nordstom and ran across this cute denim shirt with a super soft fabric and a split back. I felt the shirt and absolutely fell in love with it. The shirt is made from 100% Tencel and the split back allows you to tuck the front of your shirt into your jeans without the bunching. Â I did a little research and found out that they also come in a few shades of denim, white and black. I promise, once you feel this shirt, it will quickly become a favorite. I see Heidi Klum loves them too! I noticed alot of celebs wearing Bella Dahl but I just wanted to give the gorgeous Ms. Klum the praise for today.
Description of Bella Dahl Denim Shirt
A split back hem details this Bella Dahl top, lending the piece airy movement. Charming pockets accent the bust, and button-tabs secure the cuffs. A petite collar frames the hidden-button placket. Semi-sheer.
Fabric: Plain weave.
Made in the USA.
Length: 23in / 59cm, from shoulder
I actually have the light denim fabric with the single pocket. This is theÂ exact oneÂ hereÂ 😉
The 23 year old Kosovo-born singer Rita Ora is designing a new Adidas collection! The blond hair beauty can now add designer to her resume. She recently inked a deal with Adidas and is designing her own collection. It’sÂ pretty cool because she’s the first female to design a line for Adidas. Her Roc Nation family should be very proud of her! This is sort of Â big deal. Ms. Ora gave her Instagram followers a sneak peak of a few pieces of her collection.nÂ I actually like Adidas tracksuit below. It’s street, yet sexy. I love hoodies, but adding Â little sex appeal to it is a huge plus.
People always admire entertainers in regards to their style and judging their fashion senseÂ based on what they wearÂ but no one really thinks about the fact that these celebrities ALL have stylists! So when we are thinking their style is so fly and this and that, most of the time it’s not even their fashion sense we’re judging!
The magnificentÂ Marial Haen is behind Rihanna’s super Â Continue Reading »
Who doesn’t love a sale?? A while back, I wrote about theÂ Puma Sky Wedge Â in which I thought as super dope. The shoe had just come out so of course it was full price at $120. But now, I’ve run across this super coolÂ Puma Sky Wedge in Hawaiian Ocean blue that is now on sale! I’m all about sales and I’m sure we all can agree that everything is better when it’s on sale. Now you can rock the super dope Puma Sky WedgeÂ in Hawaiian ocean blue now for only $72. Most other sites are sold out Continue Reading »
Remember these True Religion Joey distressed denim Â jeans!!? Well although these are hot, I found 4 pairs of must have distressed jeans for this Spring.
One of my favorite classic looks is a good pair of distressed denim jeans. It all started back in 2002 for me when the True Religion Joey jeanÂ came out with this awesome distressed jean with holes throughout the thigh and knees. I remember seeing Jessica Simpson rock them so effortlessly and I was sold immediately. Now, if you fashionistas remember, Seven for All Mankind had justÂ made their debut the year prior, so spending over $100 for a pair of jeans wasn’t so common for me just yet. After taking the splurge on my first pair of Seven’s, I jumped off that same bridge yet again and bought the True Religion Joey destroyed for like $272- the same one’s JessicaÂ Â made famous. In my opinion, Jessica kind of started this whole distressed cool look. So I would like to show you guys a few cool pairs of denim for Spring 2014Â Continue Reading »