Monday, August 31, 2009


Well, well, well.... The album release is scheduled for 9/11 but it seems that the Blueprint 3 has been completely leaked today, 8/31! What does this mean for Jay? We have heard that this will bring Jay more publicity and hype surrounding the album. In the beginning it's been thought that one Super Producer was behind the leaks, which we are not saying he was or wasn't but what will will say is that we expected nothing but the best from Jay Z this time around and it sounds like that is what we are getting!!! Maybe they just should have done an early release date and pushed it up like they did Whitney (who's album is in stores NOW) but either way, we don't foresee Jay having any issues with album sales. SO far nothing but HEAT has been released from this album. All singles released (Death of Auto-Tune and Run This Town)were produced by mastermind Producer No ID (representing our hometown...Chicago)and he also has produced several other hot tracks on the album. We know that die hard Jay Z fans, such as ourselves are still going to support the Mogul... He deserves it!

Jay Z also was escorted by Bey to his press conference today regarding his 9/11 benefit concert that he will be hosting at Madison Square Garden.... It's good to see Mr. Carter doing his thing and giving back to help others!

Has Amber Rose to the Occassion?

Amber Rose Hosted a Party in Vegas over the weekend and was flying solo (no Mr. West in sight). Well while out at Club Tao Hot Chic Amber Rose sported a bikini wear for all the ladies and gents to drool at.... Is she the HOTNESS or what? We are asking you because we KEEP on hearing missed reviews. FAB or Not FAB... That is the question of the day. Although we do agree that the body is on point (no love handles....) but at the same time we are weirded out by the contacts that she was rockin'.

Please, Stay Off The Drugs....

Okay SO we have been in mourning all weekend long about DJ AM.... But we have come to find out that the "11.5 year clean and sober" DJ was found in his apartment wearing sweatpants and a crack pipe laid next to him in the bed, as well as other prescription drugs. The police came to the home after getting a phone call from a friend of the DJ that hadn't heard from him in hours and also learned that DJ AM never caught his flight to Vegas, where he was scheduled to work Friday night (@RAIN). We are still mourning but have also come to the realization that drugs are never the answer... short escape maybe, but NEVER the answer to your problems; only the beginning of new problems. RIP DJ AM, you will be missed! Be sure to catch him on his upcoming reality series 'Gone Too Far' to be aired on MTV.... So Sad

RI-RI Does it AGAIN!!!!

Happy Monday FAB Readers.... So I must start the day with a FAB Rihanna photo. She was scene rocking these Oh so Fabulously Chic but not near Cheap pair of Pierre Hardy Paillette T-Strap Sandals that we just adore!!!!!! OMG... The shoe is priced at $1415 but aren't they just a beauty to look at!!!!! I would advise that you save up if you plan to splurge on these bad boys.... Pack some lunches to work for needed weeks instead of hitting up the restaurants with the co-workers... Hey a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do right!!!!??? Heck, they just might be worth the sacrifice... you be the judge.

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Highs and The Lows: Alexander Wang Vs. Topshop

Fab readers our current designer obsession is Alexander Wang. It seems as though he can do no wrong with his designs. Everything he does we love and the love affair continues with the Alexander Wang Slim Dress, it is no exception. The knit jersey mini dress features sheer sleeves, grommet shoulders and an exposed back zipper. The dress is currently $550 available at Barney's Coop click here to shop.

Topshop Embellished Shoulder Dress
If you love this Alexander Wang dress as much as us then we have great news for you. Everyone's favorite store from across the pond: Topshop has done it yet again. They have a super cute Embellished Shoulder Dress that is 1/5 the price of Alexander Wang's Slim Dress. The Embellished Shoulder Dress features long sleeves, bodycon (which we love) and embellished shoulders. While the dress is not an exact match for the Alexander Wang version it definitely puts you in the same mood for only $100 (click here to shop). Let us know what you think, which one is more fab: Alexander Wang or Topshop?

RIHANNA !!!!!!!!

As soon as we are over her and declaring a Rihanna break, she goes and takes this picture and our obsession continues with her. Say what you want about her singing and her dancing but you can't deny she takes a great photo. Check out this scan from her upcoming issue of Italian Vogue and let us know what you think.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

i-D Mag Features Pretty Young Things

Check out the September issue of i-D Magazine featuring Chanel Iman, Sessilee Lopez, Jordan Dunn and Arlenis Sosa. The models have been tweeting about a secret cover that they participated in for months and now we get to finally see it. We personally love the cover and will be buying our issue of the magazine (we support fashion mags that support models) . Let us know if this will be in your lineup of September issue magazines to buy also. Interesting fact about i-D magazine is their covers feature models winking.

New York Get Ready: Fashion's Night Out!!!!!

Fab Readers if you are going to be in New York on September 10, 2009 you are in luck. Join some of fashion's most influential designers and models as they declare Sept. 10 Fashion's Night Out. There are going to be over 250 of the industry's most beautiful people scattered throughout the five boroughs encouraging all you fab New Yorkers to support the fashion industry and pick up some new clothes while you're at it. Check out the P.S.A. shot by Douglas Keeve (dir. of Unzipped and Seemless) in 5..4..3..2..1..

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Anna Wintour on David Letterman

Here is Anna Wintour's first interview in preparation for the release of The September Issue. It was previously stated that she was not going to rehearse for the interview to come across more personable. We think that she did a charming down and are still counting down for the movie to hit the theaters. Watch the interview below.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My Big Brother: KEVIN!!!!!!

What do I spy with my little eye?!?! It's by brother-in-law Kevin on the keys working with Kanye West's protege Big Sean and No I.D. on his upcoming album Almost Famous. I caught the video on G.O.O.D. Music's blog and decided to share it with all you fabulous readers. Check the video below.

Lanvin for Less-Courtesy of Forever 21

Lanvin Spring 2008Face and Bow Tank

Fab readers we have been in love with the Lanvin spring 2008 face and bow shirt for the past year. This tank is super fun and can easily transition from day to night with the right accessories. Apparently we are not the only ones that love this super fun tank, it is sold out (at the regular price of $300) everywhere without a sale sign in sight. We have finally given up on the hopes of this tank popping up on EBay at a reasonable price and have decided to move on to the next best thing: Forever 21's Couture Icon tank. This tank draws inspiration from the Lanvin tank, but features a full face and a slightly smaller bow. While it doesn't completely quench our thirst for Lanvin it definitely hits the spot at a Fab Chic Cheap approved $22.00. Check it out below and let us know how you feel about this Lanvin for Less look.

Forever 21 Couture Icon Tank:$22.00

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Highs and The lows: YSL Trib Two Booties

Fab readers we are currently obsessed with The YSL Trib Two Booties. YSl has definately transitioned nicely into the Fall season with sexy booties. This shoe is the perfect combination of sexiness, class and craftsmanship. It definitely goes from day to night and is Gorge in every since of the word (we couldn't find one thing we didn't like aesthetically about the shoe). The only thing that isn't Gorge is the price tag, at $1055 this shoe is far from being Fabulously Chic and Cheap, but fashionista's are still buying (this shoe is sold out everywhere...what recession?!?!).

YSl Trib Two Booties-$1055

If you are like us and are in love with the YSl Trib Two Booties but not the price no worries Bebe has come to the rescue yet again with a Fabulously Chic and Cheap alternative. The Tyra Croco Ankle Booties are almost identical to the YSL Trib Two Booties and cost a mere fraction of the price at $189.00. The Tyra Croco boots have a 6" heel with a covered 1.5" covered platform and are super sexy. While this is a more expensive post we can not deny that you probably won't find a closer version to the real thing at this price.If you are ready to take a walk on the wild side with these sexy shoes click here to shop.

Bebe Tyra Croco Ankle Bootie-$189.00

Fab Song of the Week: Jamie Foxx ft Drake, Kanye West & The Dream- Digital Girl

Check out the video for one of our fave songs at the moment...Digital Girl.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Movie Fab: The September Issue Trailer and Premiere

Fab readers how excited are we about "The September Issue" film coming out. The film chronicles the preparation of the most coveted issue of Vogue...The September Issue. The film hits theaters on August 28 and we are going to be the first in line to buy tickets. There is something about Anna Wintour that amazes us and to see her work behind the scenes is going to be a dream come true (even if it is in the movies). We have been looking forward to this film for over a year and with the premiere last night in New York it's time for the countdown to officially begin. Check out pictures from the premiere as well as the official trailer.

Gifts For the Label Whore in Your Life: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Marc by Marc Jacobs Sequin Sandals-$57.00
Fab readers it has been a while since we have brought you "Gifts for the Label Whore in Your Life" entry so we have decided to bring it back. With summer time coming to an end, now is the time to rack up on all of those super cute summer items that were ridiculously overpriced while in season. While browsing The Outnet we found a pair of gold sequin Marc by Marc Jacob sequined embellished sandals on sale for only $57 (70% off !!!). The gold sequins make these sandals perfect for a day to night look and go with everything from short to jeans to dresses. These sandals are definitely worth $57.00 and even a diva on the tightest budget can appreciate a pair of Marc by Marc Jacob sandals. Click here to see if they are still available in your size.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

From Seventh Avenue to Sesame Street Ft. Sesilee Lopez

While everyone was discussing Naomi Campbell's spread in Harper's Bazaar no on seemed to notice the fabulousness that is Sesilee Lopez, she was photographed for the same issue of Haper's Bazar with top designers and the residents of the coolest street around...Sesame Street!!! Check out the spread entitled From Seventh Ave. to Sesame Street below (and also notice the Nicolas Kirkwood for Rodarte boots that I am currently obsessing about).

Fab Song of the Week: Jay Z ft Rihanna and Kanye West-Run This Town

Check out the video for the song that has been on heavy rotation over here for the past three weeks. The video reminds us of Tupac's California Love. Let us know if you think the video lives up to the hype.

People's Liberation for Charlotte Russe

Fab readers we have some super exciting news to share with you, People's Liberation has designed an affordable trend driven line exclusively for Charlotte Russe. People's Liberation is best known for their trend driven quality denim and has now brought their great style to Recessionista Fashionista's everywhere. The collection ranges in price between $24.99 for a shirt and $99.99 for jeans. While the collection is a little pricey for Charlotte Russe the collection is very well made from materials rivaling their high end denim and they have a great fit to them. We have already picked up a few pieces from the collection and love them. Check below for some of the pieces and click here to shop the entire collection.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Old Navy Jean Sale

Hey Fabulous readers. We wanted to make sure that you were aware of the $19 jean sale going on at Old Navy. The sale is going on through 8/20/09 and EVERY jean in the store is $19 and ALL children's jeans are on sale for $10!!!!!! They have NUMEROUS styles to fit your fashion sense as well as your budget!! This is a sale that you don't want to miss, especially since summer will soon be ending and fall is fastly approaching...we won't be able to rock our cute shorts much longer but we can rock our Fabulous Finds from Old Navy! That also have stepped there game up with various styles from the DIVA, the WEEKEND jean and numerous other styles to fit your mood!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fabulous Model of the Week: Lara Stone

Welcome to the first edition of Fabulous Model of the Week. This is where we here at Fabulously Chic and Cheap showcase a model that has us screaming GORGE!!!!!!! at the top of our lungs. We figured who better to start with than the uber-fabulousness that is Lara Stone. Lara Stone was born on December 30, 1983 in Berlin and was signed to Elite Modeling Agency at the age of 15. Now represented by IMG,Lara Stone has walked for everyone from Prada, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Lanvin, Fendi, D&G, and Karl Lagerfeld amongst many others. Included in her many accomplishments she was featured as the sole model and cover model for the Paris Vogue February 2009 issue. Lara has been credited with bringing back the real woman model with measurements 34-24-35. While she has been on our radar for a while now it was not until we saw the images from her upcoming Vogue issue with brunette hair that her hotness turned up another 100 degrees. Check out a few of our fave images of her below, and let us know who's your fave model of the moment

The Highs and The Lows: Rihanna

Rihanna looked absolutely stunning when she went out for her publicist's birthday at Greenhouse last week. We have been searching all over to find a similar skirt to her Katy Rodriguez Leather Ruffle Skirt that won't break the bank. Thank God for Topshop!!!! They have the latest fashions at a reasonable price and have killer sales. Unfortunately without one near in LA we are forced to do our shipping online. While doing our weekly check in with Topshop we found the Navy Disco Dress by Rare that is similar enough to satisfy our need for the Katy Rodriguez Leather Ruffle Skirt and still have money left to go out with. The Navy Disco dress features ruffled layering and paneling to give the same illusion as the Katy Rodriguez skirt. Check it out and let us know what you think of this edition of The Highs and The Lows

Monday, August 17, 2009

Fab Song of the Week:Fefe Dobson-Don't Let it Go to Your Head

Fab readers while browsing online I heard some of Fefe Dobson's new music and I am sooo excited. I remember when she first came out and I was on my Fefe Dobson, Avril Lavigne kick extra hard. Those were the good days (but enough about that). Check out one of my fave songs by Fefe -Don't Let it Go to Your Head. Check it out below.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Anything He Can Do She Can Do Better: Menswear Inspired Shoes
Fab Readers it seems as though the return of flats is coming with a vengeance. Menswear Inspired shoes have been popping up on everyone from models to celebrities to everyday fashionistas. When we first began seeing the shoes pop up in stores last year we loved the idea of wearing a men's inspired oxford wingtip shoe with a cropped pant and crisp white shirt. The great thing is now the men's inspired shoe has popped up at stores of all price points :-) . Let us know if you will be partaking in the trend going into Fall. We are sure your feet will thank you.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Mr. President!

Well, our FABULOUS Pressident celebrated his 48th Birthday yesterday (August 4, 2009) and his first birthday as the President of the United States. We just couldn't resist paying our respects to him a Fabulously Chic and Cheap! The fam is still vacationing at Camp David but I am sure that they have something planned for him this upcoming weekend. Happy Birthday President Obama!! You are OH SO FAB!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Fab Shoe of the Week: Charlotte Russe-Bandage Stiletto boots

Fab readers, last week we brought you the latest edition of the Highs and Lows that featured the Giuseppe Zanotti Leather Cut Out Boots and Aldo's version of the shoe as well. Well have we got a treat for you recessionista fashionista's Charlotte Russe has done their take on the shoe as well!!! Charlotte Russe is offering the Bandage Stiletto Boots exclusively online for only $39.99. The shoes are a faux leather bandage boot that stands tall on a 4 inch heel. These shoes share a striking resemble to the Aldo version for less than half the cost. Let us know what you think...should we add them to our collection?

Fab Song of the Week: Mary Mary -God in Me

Fab readers we hope you had a great weekend. We are working on some new up and coming things and can't wait to tell you fab guys and girls the news. In the mean time enjoy one of fave songs of the moment by Mary Mary-God in Me. We love this song and hopefully you love it as well. Check it out below.


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