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Fashion Forecast: How The West Was Worn

Now, hold on there cowpoke! You don’t have to rustle up cattle or have duels at dawn to look FAB in western wear. This year, some of your favorite designers have been influenced by the Wild West incorporating finge, suede and studs into their pieces.

Haute/Not So Haute

Model Amber Rose couldn’t look bad, if she tried. While the exotic beauty is known for making impeccable fashion choices, the verdict is still out on her selection for the 2010 ESPYS. Last night, Rose hit the red carpet in a beautiful tiered lemon Natalia Romano dress. The fashionistas are split–some think the look is fabulous while others argue she was she over-dressed for the occasion and the style and cut of the dress was not the best compliment to her figure.

HLOW: Dashing Kardashian

Last Saturday, a barrage of celebrities came out to honor the holy matrimony between Lala Vasquez and Denver Nugget, Carmelo Anthony. Of course, no one is as beautiful as the bride, on her big day, but this week’s HLOW goes to the ever flawless Kim Kardashian. It was a tough choice between Kim and her BFF, Serena Williams who looked haute in a navy blue and black number. But, the perfectly matched flesh-tone body dress and studded Louboutins put Kim over the top. Flesh tones are in and Kim rocked the heck out of the trend!

Maisie Dunbar Spa Lounge–Part 1 (Video)

Just beyond the DC/Silver Spring line, sits one of the most amazing beauty spas in the Washington Metro Area. The award winning Maisie Dunbar Spa Lounge, provides excellent service and uses the best products on its clients. WHW producer and host, April Watts, recently sat down with spa owner Maisie Dunbar to learn more about the woman and her vision.

Statement Piece: Genevieve Jones (Video)

If your aim is to turn heads and strike up conversation, then you can’t go wrong with a statement piece from Genevieve Jones. Her collection of handbags and jewelry is lascivious, to say the least. Kate Moss, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian are just a few notables that have been seen donning Jones’s designs.

Oh Really Poet v.29

Is it seriously almost June??? Time sure does fly when you’re gossiping…lol. Trust me you favorite celebutarts, did not disappoint. This has indeed been a week to remember. Don’t believe me, please read on!

Sex and the City 2 Premiere Guide

With the launch of the movie Sex and the City 2 quickly approaching, the Diva’s of the DMV are hitting up local boutiques searching for those special dresses, accessories and, of course, the shoes to channel their favorite Sex and the City Diva.

HLOW: First Lady Flair

I’d be remiss if I didn’t cast the spotlight on Michelle Obama for the Haute Look of the Week. We all waited with baited breath to see what she would wear to the state dinner for Mexican President Felipe’ Calderon, last Wednesday. The First Lady was stunning in a one-shoulder, electric blue gown by Peter Soronen.

HLOW: Haute Plumage

For this week’s edition of Haute Look of the Week, a DC-based designer takes being “fly” to new heights with the utilization of plumage. This dress by Kenny Flanagan of Kas Collection, Inc. was recently displayed at the 2nd Annual Diva Night Out at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

HLOW: Roaring 20′s Fashion Flashback

Fortune favors the bold and so do we inside Haute Look of the Week. Refusing to be pigeonholed as “Jesicca’s little sister”, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz has always marched to the beat of her own drum. The starlet didn’t disappoint recently, when she bucked fashion tradition at the Kentucky Derby. Among a sea of extravagant dresses and over-sized hats, “Ashers” stepped outside the box and pulled inspiration from the Roaring 20’s.

POSH: A Party With A Purpose

Last Saturday, the ballroom at the Ritz Carlton Tyson’s Corner was filled with the bustle of hundreds people—mostly women—shopping for everything from the latest fashion trends to life insurance and gourmet delectable’s. Spirits were high and arms were adorned with a most welcome accessory: SHOPPING BAGS!

HLOW: Sharp Shoe-ter

The Haute Look of the Week was found recently on the red carpet at the WHW Rocks Season Finale and Lung Cancer Awareness Event. International vocalist Sylver Logan Sharp was among distinguished guests that dotted the red carpet at THEARC Theater.

The Truth About Organic Cosmetics

Consumers are very interested in organic foods and organic cosmetics. But organic cosmetics aren’t always what the seem. Unless they have the USDA Organic seal on them, the U.S. government has not certified that the products are organic. Many consumer groups are unhappy about this and are urging the USDA to get involved and investigate many of the fraudulent claims in the industry.

Get Rid of Dark Circles

One pressing question I always get asked is, “How can I get rid of dark circles?” My great auntie swears by the following home remedy…

Women’s Fashion Forecast: The Cat Came Back

Cat-framed eyewear was first introduced in the 50′s, reappeared in the early 90′s, and have been “three-mixed” in 2010. Designers have added a modern flair to this familiar style, making cat eye sunglasses a spring essential for any woman that likes to stay on top of her fashion game.

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