Hubba Hubba Fashion: The Dipping Effect


It all started with some stools. Browsing Interior Design and DIY websites have become a recent obsession of mine. Since I’m spending more time in my apt these days, my need to do some projects and create a unique work and living environment has grown. Yet somehow I always find something that takes it back to fashion and these stools dipped in paint, immediately took me back to a pair of Alexander Wang heels I saw weeks ago. Less than 24 hours after seeing those stools, I saw another pair of shoes with the dipping effect. Then another, and another like they were telling me something.

The only explanation I could think of was that all these toe-tipper shoes wanted me to own them, wear them and give them some TLC, which I would love to with no complaints. Ohh man someone pinched me and back to the real world I live in sometimes.  I guess one pair will do for now, but which one?  I have to keep certain style necessities in mind and this is where most of you all can join in, if you didn’t before the reality pinch got me. With the Fall now here and winter right behind, which pairs of these shoes will work with the cold season looks we will be wearing?

I did find some of the dipping-effect shoes that should work, so give me a day or two to gather some garments that will compliment the footwear. I’m still going through the emotional process of ch00sing just one for myself which is hard and I need some time. You understand how it can get, right?


Alexander Wang Caroline Black/White Patent Slingbacks$525 // DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Peep Toe Ankle Bootsicon$415 // Topshop Taupe Contrast Shoe Boots $140 // THEYSKENS’ THEORY Patent-Leather & Suede Ombré Wedges $465


Clockwise from upper left: Rodarte for Opening Ceremony $510 // Maison Martin Margiela Shaded Oxfords$990 // Dolce Vita Open Back Platforms (available Dec 2011) // Candela Cap Toe Monk Strap Booties $265



Clockwise from upper left: MAUDIE LACE-UP BOOTIE $595 // OPENING CEREMONY AGNYES $394 // Acne Avalanche Wedge Boots$800 // Chrissie Morris Rosanna lizard Lace-Up Boots $1388.00

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Hubba Hubba Fashion: Brim Me Some Hats.

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A little more fabric can go a long way.  Beanie hats during the colder months are good when you need some head protection always in your handbag, but there are some downfalls to that small thing.  Beanie hats on your head can sometimes look like you’re trying to hide some bad hair and pulling off the winter chic look doesn’t always work if you have a big head.  I’m quite sure you don’t want to bring any more attention to it, A fellow big head girl talking here.

Brim your way into fall/winter.  I’ve been rocking the wide brim hats for years.  At the same time I don’t own a lot of them since half of the year I prefer to show off my beautiful Afro or braided hairstyles then there are three months when it’s too hot in NYC to wear brim hats unless I want them to be sweat trappers.  During the winter though, ohh let me count the ways the Brimmie stuff works for me and many others ladies out there.

1. Keeps the snow off the face and out of the eyes.

2. The right brim hat will help us avoid the “bad hair day” look.  Everyone will be be focused on how cool the hat looks instead.

3. Worn with sunglasses, brim hats can also hide a face-ful of sins from the night before.  It’s the fashionista’s version of the baseball cap for guys.

4.  Simple jeans and a t-shirt can be transformed to downtown chic with a Brimmer. (word used inappropriately but sounds so much better than writing brim hat again)

5. Big head hider is something I sometimes live by.   The bigger the brim, the small the head looks.

From Left to Right

Bec & Bridge Lilac Bianca Adventure Hat $270 // DIANE VON FURSTENBERG PEPPE RUNWAY HAT $132

Reiss Ava WIDE BRIM TRILBY HAT$105 // Asos Felt Trilby $37

From Left to Right:

Reiss Harriman Leather Trim Tribly Hat $95 // Mint by Goorin Colorblock Hat $42
Catarzi Exclusive Fotr Asos Tall Top Hat $59 // Gucci Wide-brim rabbit fedora $495

From Left to Right:


Stine Goya ‘Noble’ Hat $245 // Brixton Avenue Felt Hat $82.33

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Hubba Hubba Fashion: Tumblr Love.

Fashion Weeks are our  bonus Christmas seasons.  We get excited for new goodies on the runways and start creating wish lists for The Fashion Santa who wears studded Louboutin oxfords and a Dolce & Gabbana red velvet suit with full beard and slick back hair.

I’m always working on my list which is visible to all, especially the man in the red suit.  My Tumblr page serves as another fashion journal.  Some things I envy, others I lust for and few I will appreciate from a distance. Since it’s fashion week in New York City, I wanted to share photos of some  pieces and looks I would love to wear and imagine working the fashion week circuit.

A corset that cinches from the back, and exaggerates everything below the waist, the braided hairstyle that deserves all the attention, and even the full on feathered coat for my “Fly-Away Art On My Back” look. I would love to wear all of these pieces plus  other statement makers everyday, but during fashion week I know they’ll be appreciated more, so Fashion Santa, work on that please.  Thanks and double kisses.

Heels all up in knots & bows.

Naughty on top of nice . Street Style

A headful applause to Alexander McQueen

D left side said to the right side, “Lace-ups never looked so good”. United Nude

Sweater & Clutch Bonded by Ring

Too Much?  Never when it comes to feathers & Yves Saint Laurent!

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Hubba Hubba Fashion: Collar Necklace Ladies.

As of late, I’ve been working from home and keeping my social calender blank.  Yesterday though, I decided to attend a friend’s birthday party at the last minute.  Doing so, I had to put on something that wasn’t close to my version of  the bummy look I’ve been rocking lately.  (converse sneakers with boyfriend jeans rolled up and button down shirts, unbuttoned low, no jewelry and no makeup)  I couldn’t show up to a party like my mother didn’t show me how to dress or I had no owner.  A lose white men’s t-shirt, harem pants, wedges and  a rose gold collar necklace from Tuleste Market completed the look, that was a WINNER!  I figured that the necklace will take all the attention away from my laid back attire, and boy did it ever.  Admiring remarks were made the entire night and my need for more of these higher up the neck babies, grew with each comment made!

The Collar Necklace is an accessory that will come in handy for the colder months ahead.  Collar necklaces compliment button-up shirts, high necklines and my fall/winter favorite, turtlenecks!  I look at the collar necklace as a our version of a man’s necktie or a new twist to the choker.  You don’t feel as though your jewelry has a mind of it’s own and the mission is to strangle you every time your head moves plus, having a neck-piece higher up your decolletage should work for someone who wants to take the attention away from their bust!

Try looking for a collar neck-piece that has an opening which is adjustable, avoiding the strangling effect or leaving impressions on your skin.

1. Jones New York Snake Collar Necklace $70

2. Lanvin Metal And Pearl Necklace$752

3. Dannijo Naomi Necklace $195

4. Tuleste Market Solid Petal Necklace $125

5. Dannijo Aram Necklace $158

6. nOir “Artisian” Large Geometric Collar Statement Necklace$310

7.  ASOS Airtex Leather Shirt Collar $27

8.  ASOS Gemma Lister Gold Leather Collar $229

9. TopShop Crocodile Print Collar $40

10. Marc By Marc Jacobs Claude Collar Necklace $260

11. ASOS Pleated Leather Collar Necklace $37

12. Karen London “Cleopatra” Rose Gold-Plated U Collar Necklace$210

13. By Malene Birger Cori Shell-Embellished Collar Necklace $68

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