Friday, April 29, 2011

Fab Song of the Week: Ryan Leslie-Glory

Check out this one by Ryan Leslie called the glory, may have to add this one to the workout playlist

Meet the Woman behind the Men NBA Playoff Edition: Stylist Rachel Johnson

Fab readers while checking out Fashion Bomb Daily we ran across a snippet of an article on stylist Rachel Johnson. Rachel Johnson is stylist to several nba players including Amare Stoudemire, Lebron James and Chris Bosh. While all of these players bring something different to the game of basketball the one thing they all have in common is that they all have great style courtesy of Rachel Johnson. Check out a snippet of the interview below and click here for the full story.
"Ms. Johnson grew up in Englewood, N.J., where she fell in love with fashion at a very young age. She was voted the best dressed in high school. “My favorite outfit was a green suede Ralph Lauren Purple Label skirt with a cashmere twin set,” she said. “Teachers would stand outside classes waiting to see what I’d wear.” While attending Florida A&M University, Ms. Johnson met Groovey Lew, a hip-hop stylist who showed her the possibility of a career built on dressing celebrities. “That was my a-ha moment,” she said. After college, she wrangled a job at Essence magazine through a friend on the staff. There, she met two other well-connected stylists, June Ambrose and Sybil Pennix, whose clients included Sean Combs, Missy Elliott and the Notorious B.I.G. She went to work for them, learning the ropes".

Check out  few pics of her clients below (because we are a sucker for a well dressed man)

Fab Find: Steve Madden Shoe Clips

Hey fab readers while browsing online we came across Steve Madden shoe clips. Now if you are eighties babies like us (well one of us lol) you probably remember your mom wearing shoe clips. We know our our mom surely had a pair (well actually more like 8 pair). Leave it to Steve Madden to bring back the shoe clip with a modern twist. We absolutely love the idea of these shoe clips, they are a great way to modernize you fave pair of shoes that have been in the closet forever and give them a new look for only a fraction of the price of a new pair of shoes. The Steve Madden shoe clips cost between $20.00 and $30 dollars and are a fab edition to just aboutany shoe. Check out a few of our fave clips below and let us know what you think of adding shoe clips to your shoes. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spring Trend: Colorblocking

So fab readers we decided to provide you with a little bit more of the colorblocking (see we REALLY like this trend). Colorblocking has popped up on the SS 2011 runways from designers across the board including Gucci, Burberry and  Jil Sander. We just showcased a few looks so that you all could see what color tones to look for when pairng pices for a color blocking outfit. Let us know if you are bold enough to try this spring trend and if so what colors you like to combine to achieve the look.

Ooutfit Post: Colorblocking

With the Spring trend focusing on colorblocking I decided to give it a try for work today. While I got mixed responses at work (not that it matters) I personally think that this is a trend that I am on board for . Colorblocking is a great way to get the most bang out of your wardrobe by incorporating seperates that can be mixed and matched. Here is my look for the day with two different shoes. For some reason after the gym I have a hard time putting my heels back on but I figured I would show you all both looks.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Fab Recipe: Red Velvet Cupcakes


Very few people know that we cook. Well I am more of a baker but my sister (Nikah) she is more of a cook. Since that is something else that we love to do we decided that we would start sharing a few of our fave recipes. For Easter I decided to test out a new recipe that I came across for red velvet cupcakes. I got the recipe for the cupcakes from food network, it was featured on the episode of Throwdown with Bobby Flay vs the Cakeman (that episode always makes me think of making the band). I tried Bobby Flay's recipe and a cream cheese frosting that I found on

Overall the cupcakes turned out pretty good, it reminded me of more of a light red velvet, it was not as rich but still pretty tasty. The cupcakes got pretty good reviews from everyone that ate them, however I am still on the quest for the perfect Red Velvet recipe (I will probably try Paula Deen's next). I included the recipe below that I made the cupcakes with, let me know how they turn out or if you have a fave red velvet recipe in the comments ;-)

  • 3 3/4 cups AP Flour
  • 3 tablespoons Dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, at room temperature
Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream

  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

  • 1 (16 ounce) box confectioners' sugar
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2011

    Easter Sunday Part 2

    Much like my FAB sister, my closet has not been giving me my usual thunder that it does.... That being said... Its been far too long since the last post but never fear, we are back on it. Easter Sunday was good day for not only our closets but also our bundles of joy... Hope you enjoy my look from Zara with Suede Heels from Steve Madden. Mean while our little model men Arlington and Keaton rocked their Sunday's best as well. For some reason it appears to be their one dress up Sunday per year... Oh well!

    This sums up Spring - Zara Look Book

    Hey fab readers just a quick check in of my absolute favorite look for spring!!! As I'm sure everyone knows by now that one of my favorite stores to shop is Zara so by no surprise I am in love with their spring look book. Just wanted to share a look that I am going to be living in until this valley heat forces me to change. Carry on with your fabulous day :-)

    Outfit Post: Easter Sunday


    Hey fab readers sorry for the lack of post but the closet has been rather unamazing lately. Here is a quick outfit post from Easter. This is a dress that I picked up from Bloomies (aqua) and the shoes (guess) with a pair of tights from Wal-Mart. See I know how to mix my highs and lows lol. Have a fab day readers!!!




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