Monday, June 27, 2011

My Worst Looks of The Night:Bet Awards

No I was not feeling Chris equestrian pants, nor the multiple oneseises he was rocking,
*sighs* Really? moving on...

This dress is all wrong. I hate that the mesh insert doesn't blend into her skin.
Wiz and Amber are the new odd couple. Ambs hanging on Wiz just looks sad. Whats even sadder? That catsuit. Amber, how many times are we gonna rock the catsuit? Time for a change and better branding.
This dress did nothing for Meagan. Too much volume, too much layers, and it needs color. No, she needs a different dress.

Miguel...Miguel. Where is the guy in the all I want is you video? He actually looked semi cute in that video. I wish he would cut off the mohawk and stop cutting the sleeves off of everything.

The fit is all wrong..and so is that hair.
Nicki, I couldve almost been good with the dress because I loved the solid color hair. But then you put unnecessary tights with it! Epic Fail!
I'm a little perturbed that Chris decided to go so casual for the awards show.
Estelle use to have fly hair and style... in this picture I don't see remnants of either.
Ashanti, this isn't prom.

Drake just looks all wrong from the shirt to the shoes. The beard and hair combo ain't working either. How do you make so much money and look so bad?Whatever stylist convinced Lloyd that this outfit was acceptable, deserves a good slap.

-Fiercely Yours, Gabby a.k.a Gstyle

My Winning Looks For The Bet Awards 2011

*Drum roll Please* Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington, and Dirty Money!! These were the stunners of the night.

Kerry Washington killed them silently. I love a girl who just works an outfit without bringing a lot of attention to themselves. I loved that color against her skin and the basic black Louboutin. She worked that high split!

Tracee Ellis Ross is just drop dead gorgeous in general! Ive always been a fan of her hair. In the words of my gay friends, her hair gives me "life!" That dress fit her perfectly! Her body looked great too! I think Tracee was one of the few in that crowd whose booty was actually natural. lol I love this sexy nude & lace ensemble. It was sexy and not slutty. The shoes were giving me "life" too. Though I love the shoes and dress, they would've went better with separate outfits. They look great on their own, not so much together. Still, she gets a fashion nod from me.

Dirty Money looked great last night! Usually I'm on the fence with there matching ensembles. This time I loved how nice they looked in all white. It wansnt too matchy matchy, they all did white in their own way. I adore how the white looks on their brown skin. Wish I would've found a better picture for you guys that really showed off the outfits.

Stay tuned for my fails of the evening...unfortunately they far outweigh these wins.
-Fiercely Yours, Gabby a.k.a Gstyle


So who told Jill that we could handle all this fierceness? I mean wow...she looks great. I'm not talking just about the weight loss but the confidence. I mean Jill has always been a bad chick, and the only time you saw low self esteem is when she was playing a character in a Tyler Perry film. Shes always been gorgeous to me, with or without the weight loss. But I'm loving the style and extra sass in these photos! Go Jill!

The Adventures Of Gstyle: Job Photoshoot job decided to have a random photo shoot lol I was to help assist the photographer. I spent the day scheduling photo shoots and running around D.C in heels. Everyone was to come up with their own concept, etc. At first, I had a lot of elaborate concepts that only I would think of lol After talking with my sis, I decided to bring it down a notch. I had a few things planned but was tired that day and decided to just include our company mag in a lot of my pictures. I also wanted to take a few shots with my sissy. The pics came out ok. *Kayne shrug* I hate the fact that the lighting didn't show me and my sis really defined curls. My hair kind of looks like a helmet lol Still, its very rare that someone is taking pictures of me instead of me always taking pictures of others.
Tip for my short gals: Just because your not supermodel tall doesn't mean you cant work your gams! I tend to wear things shorter because it makes your legs look longer. Though heels do the job too, shorten that hem line when your wearing flats. Also don't forget that Naomi walk! *snaps*
-Fiercely Yours, Gabby a.k.a GStyle

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Paper Crown:Lauren Conrads Line

Usually when I showcase different lines, there ones I'm excited about. They take me on a journey into a wonderful, fabulous, embellished and lovely world. Paper Crown, takes me on a journey too...into Blah land! I'll give it to LC, she wrote some good books. I'm a little bit embarrassed to Say that Ive read all of the L.A Candy books and liked them very much. I think she should stick to being an author and give up the fashion thing. Number One: Shes released so many "lines" its crazy. None of them have every really took off. Do you know anyone whose rocking the LC apparel from Kohls? Neither do I. Number Two: Its not that I think her clothes are hideous, they're just okay. Anyone could buy these looks. They already exist! I mean really? The men's jacket, the leather short. Whats new? What makes it unique? What keeps you in this business is what makes you special. Number three: This isn't a dig at LC, I don't hate her. I think she has great hair lol Its just, I know so many students whose designs are amazing and breathtaking. But over half of them will never have a chance to produce their line, they'll never get the exposure or the financial backing. This is the gamble we take having a career in fashion. But it upset me to see people like LC who get money for sub par clothing when there is so many others who if given the shot, would shock the world with their designs.
-Fiercely Yours, Gabby a.k.a GStyle

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sugar Let Me Upgrade Ya

I recently went shopping with my little brother and while I was in the dressing room he was putting together an outfit for one of his friends. I walked out the room looking for him and find him with this uber cute outfit. "Hey Gab, whatcha think?" He asks. I was shocked. It was really cute. I told him I couldn't believe he put together something so nice. He replied "I have good taste in women, so I know what I want to see them in." Although I laughed at this 15 yr old making such a statement, I had to admit it was some truth to it.

That's one of the very reasons why I have Sugar Let me Upgrade Ya, a mans takes on women's style. Ladies, I'm sure you'll learn a thing or two from Tyrell. I picked Ty not just because hes uber stylish, funny, or can dance his butt off. But also because hes very honest. As women, we have a bad rep for not really wanting to know "if we look fat in these jeans"lol But I think its always refreshing to hear a mans take on women's style. Lets read how Ty breaks it down...

Perfect First date outfit?
It all depends on where we are going, but it never hurts to wear any color skinny jean with a nice heel or wedge. You have to compliment it with the right blouse; purse, earrings, necklace, bracelets, and you can never go wrong with a nice lip gloss the same shade of your lips.

Sneakers or heels? Why?
It depends on the outfit. Majority of the time, I would rather a girl wear a heel or a wedge because it just seems little dressier and a little more mature, like you know how to handle business. You know you look good without having to say it. It shows more confidence. Sneakers are fine too but girls depend on Jordan’s too much. Sometimes trying to wear it with t shirts, they look basic and it can be unattractive.

Any chick can look bad as hell in …
Short shorts, like booty shorts that fit their body right and a white button up. Like its very nice simple look that can compliment anything. You have to have on the right shoes though. And if the girl is self conscious about like her body and doesn’t feel good in short shorts, then a boy friend jean would be even better.

What should every girl have in her closet?
Every girl should have tan, olive green, burgundy pants in her closet. She should have acid washed jeans, dark denim, regular denim, and black jeans. Boy friend jeans and short shorts. Loose oversized button ups, crop t shirts, lots of purses, lots of shoes for any occasion. Printed tights that would go perfectly with shorts, or a skirt. I think just a variety of outfits are what counts, don’t e afraid to mix it up a little.

Five things a girl should never wear?
Snapbacks, Aeropastle, Pastry sneakers, Baby Phat and or Baby girl t shirts, rope chains.

A girl is sexiest when she…
Has on little make up and she has on like some bad heels with like some high waist pants or shorts. With a button up tied right below her breast exposing little skin. Her accessories have to be on point and her hair has to be on point as well. That’s like legit sex.

Are you turned off or turned on by the ultra short spandex dress trend?
No I think every girl should have one to like throw on for the club one day. If they have a entire collection of those things then I just shake my head. It all depends on your body type. Like if you do not have curves then do not put on that dress you look like a board and you are setting yourself up for failure. What pisses me off is the fact girls wear it, and then they all have on that same heel with the wedge in the front they got from bakers, like step your game up if you are going to try to follow a trend.

What do you wish, style wise, most women would embrace?
I just wish girls would be more original when it comes to their looks and or their “style” because there is nothing I respect more than originality. When girls go shopping for something that they saw someone else wear it’s like “Hey why are you trying to copy it” do something different and stand out instead of following trends.

What’s the perfect finisher to an amazing outfit?
Accessories are a girl’s best friend as well as dudes. Accessories can make or break an outfit and if you do not have the right ones to hook it up then you might as well not even bother getting dressed. For example a girl can just have on a white t shirt instead of putting on leggings, but on a dark denim skinny jean, instead of putting on a sandal put on some clogs, do not reach for an over the shoulder bag. Go for an over sized purse the same color as your shoe or part of your shoe. Throw on like an oversized denim button up to dress up your look, and a large necklace to take away from your white t shirt. Match it up with some earring and a bracelet and you have a nice outfit.

Some style icons that you think women could take a few pointers from and why?
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen can dress, like even though they haven’t been in the news or on the television screen, they have been on their grind working on their fashion line, they deserve some respect.
Lady Gaga is very strange but she owns it. I wouldn’t say take after her more extreme looks but her heel game is on point, and when she dresses more on the medium level she looks very nice.
I love how Solange dresses it’s like Urbanized hipster its cute, its calm and she owns it.

GStyles Note: "That’s like legit sex." I loved when he said that lol So Ladies, if you didn't know, now you do. Tyrell really broke it down! I think its amazing that as women that we don't think that guys are paying attention. We don't ask them about our outfits because we probably think their either going to be mean or want us look like a hooker. lol I think if you have some flyy guys around you like Ty, ask away! You may learn something ;)

The Adventures Of GStyle: Senior Prom

I said in an earlier post I wanted to include you guys more in on my life and I said I'll try to take more pics of my outfits. I have been trying...and failing lol Sorry guys, once I come home from school or work, Gabby is taking a nap or watching some TV lol But this weekend I made a conscience effort to take pics of my weekend. So though you may not see my everyday outfits, you ll see the reason why I don't have any time to take daily outfits lol I decided to go by a number system. The description will follow the number on the pictures. Enjoy!

So this Friday my church had a Senior Prom! We do it every year and its always so nice. Our seniors get down on the dance floor! Don't let the walker fool you! lol I am on this committee in my church where we do very youthful events for are very young seniors. I always enjoy serving and seeing them enjoy there selves so much

1. I loved my moms dress! The color fade was so pretty! My mom is one of those people who pull out something fab and say. "Oh, this old thing?" lol

2. I have this thing with deer. Every time I see one I make my sister suffer through one of my many tangents on how we are taking their homeland and now they have no place to go and no food etc. I hate when I see skinny deer. This one was outside the window eating and he was fat! Yay! lol He liked me because he only turned around for my camera! I love this shot

3. I spray painted this anchor and helped with a lot of the decorations. Because of my creativity, I'm usually the one to make props for the sets and painting all kinds of things. I did a really cool mural for last years prom.

4. I found that treasure chest and coins in a random box and decided to use it for decoration. The theme was "Sea of Love." So the seniors were on like a cruise ship. Too bad it rained all on my coins.

5. I wish you could see all the stars that make up this dress! The waist has a black bow. I love this dress, but I wish it photographed better. Another lady on the committee jumped in the picture. If only she weren't wearing gloves...

6. A shot of my fab sister! Only a slice of me! lol I wish I was better at taking these kind of shots. Maybe its because I have short arms lol Words cant express how much I love her! People now say we look alike because of our glasses and we both recently went natural.

7. Can you see the stars now? Me, at the end of the night finally getting a chance to sit down. I look so tired, and I really was. We been there since and didnt leave until 1:00 a.m. All in all, It was still a good night!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dope or Nope? June Ambrose & TheTurban

This time on Dope or Nope, I'm putting one of the greats on the table. Yes, The One and Only June Ambrose. Now, its no question whether or not Mrs. Ambrose is Dope! This is one of the baddest stylist to ever live! I mean this chicks swagg is on the thousands! But whats up for question is The Turban. If you follow June Ambrose on twitter& if you follow fashion you'll see that the turban is popping up everywhere. “They make a strong political statement, like wearing harem pants,” Ms. Ambrose said. “We take an element of other cultures and internalize it. I was tying turbans on Busta Rhymes 10 years ago,For me, it’s cyclical. It was time for me to bring it up in conversation again.” June put her money where her mouth is. The stylist to the stars has created her own signature line of Turbans. So what do you guys think? Dope or Nope?

My Answer: While I'm not completely in love the with the turban, I'm not out of love with it either. Here's the thing. June rocks this turban to the fullest extent. She looks so boss in the black and white shot! But....everyone is not June Ambrose. I've seen it on other people and frankly, they look silly lol Their always so self conscious of it, looking around like does anyone else see this thing on my head. Yes we see it! lol I think the turban is like any other extravagant hair accessory, you have to wear it and not let it wear you. So if you have the style and swagg to pull it off, work it out honey. If you don't, leave the turban at home.

-Fiercely Yours, Gabby a.k.a GStyle

Monif C Plus Size Swim Wear 2011