The Era of Cute: Fashion's New Fixation with Everything Adorable

    Cuteness is having a moment in fashion right now. In countries like Japan, it is simply a natural part of their culture but here in the Western World where sex appeal reigns supreme, we are starting to embrace the aesthetic.
          Today we are experiencing the era of cute; a time where cartoon phone cases and kitschy clutches are for both grown women and little girls. British designer Sophie Hulme was ahead of the curve when she released toy-inspired charms for her structured handbags, which became a hit in recent years.
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Coach Slays for Spring 2015 at NYFW

          Every empire rises and falls, and Coach may be on the rise again since it's heyday during the 1990s. We got a glimpse of what's in store for Fall 2014 (check out my post here) which is an edgier version of the classic American brand's aesthetic, and now the Spring 2014 is revealed. It's quirky, sexy, and effortlessly cool with shaggy pastel jackets, chic mini bags, leather mini skirts, cartoon emblazoned tops, and everything in between. It is quite reminiscent of the 60s and 70s but not too retro or boring. Thank Coach's newly appointed creative director Stuart Vevers for bringing a fresh perspective and modern sensibility to our mom's favorite handbag brand.
Photo Credit: Coach


12 Classic Kicks That Will Never Go Out of Style

Classic kicks
 Originally Posted on Vibe Vixen.

         Like a little black dress or a fresh white t-shirt, classic sneakers will always be au courant. Although new cult favorites are born every few years, there are some heavy-hitters in the game that stand the test of time. What constitutes a classic kick, you ask? It can be one that has made it through multiple generations or even one. Either way, this shoe looks good on darn near everyone or in every color way, fits seamlessly with any style, and has a silhouette that pretty much anyone can recognize. Oh, and we forgot to add that probably everybody and their momma owns a pair but hey, you can say the same about Michael Kors tote bags and mermaid weaves. We digress, though. Here is our list of 12 classic kicks that will never, ever go out of style on the next page.
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Why Balmain's Fall/Winter 2014 Ad Campaign Rocks

          Balmain's Fall/Winter 2014 campaign is nothing short of stellar. Once again, Olivier Rousteing delivers an amazing ad-campaign starring Jourdan Dunn and the overrated Cara Delevingne for next season (yes, shade). As seen at his runway show in Paris, the campaign features some of his most anticipated Autumn pieces including Zebra separates, Khaki jackets, and bright fur coats which I can't help but fawn over. I would include the ultimate ode to urban culture aka bamboo earrings which set the looks off but y'all know damn well you can find those for one dollar at a wig shop near you. What stands out most in the ads though, is the beautiful range of shades represented; something you are hard-pressed to find on any runway or fashion ad these days *claps*. Check out the full ad-campaign after the jump.
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Zendaya Coleman is Black Enough

          Zendaya has allegedly snagged the role of Aaliyah in an upcoming biopic about baby girl called Aaliyah: Princess of R&B and the internet critics are going wild--not in a good way though. The television movie, which is set to air on Lifetime, is expected to reveal the ins and outs of our beloved r&b princess during her career as well as her personal life. Although many celebrities applied to this role including 106 & Park’s Keshia Chante as well as Teyana Taylor, only one was chosen; the 17-year old Disney actress who’s got spunk, style, a pretty decent voice, and dance skills to boot. So what’s the problem? According to backlash, she isn’t black enough. *Face palms* This again.
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