Monday, July 25, 2011

Heavy on Fashion - Style Flash

Hello all my fashion lovers! Style Flash is back with some exclusive news! I am so excited...

Ricky Martin and Nicki Minaj say hello to the 2012 VIVA GLAM Campaign

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THE M·A·C AIDS FUND announces Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin as its newest spokespersons to represent the 2012 VIVA GLAM campaign! Nicki and Ricky together at last, this is a match made in beauty heaven. The new 2012 VIVA GLAM will launch in February 2012.  VIVA GLAM lip products donating 100 percent of the sale price to fight HIV/AIDS

Word has it Nicki and Ricky are in Miami today shooting the campaign visuals with famed photographer David La Chappelle. This campaign is going to be crazy good! I am happy to see  Nicki and Ricky join a cadre of A-list talent representing the fund over the years including Elton John, Mary J. Blige, Cydni Lauper, Lady Gaga, RuPaul and rap artist Eve to name a few. 


Congrats Ricky Martin and Nicki Minaj! 


Photo courtesy of Haberturk.com









Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Heavy on Fashion: A look at Activist Eyewear

Activist Eyewear is a new and innovated eye wear company that combines style, comfort, luxury, and durability. The Dapper outdoorsman, a man of style and travel, is the stylish inspiration behind Activist Eyewear.  With innovative technology like their Split Fit arms, Activizm™lens,  and custom nose pads, Activist Eyewear is a perfect marriage of timeless style and morden technologyEach pair of Activist glasses are designed in Brooklyn and Manufactured in Japan.


Check out Heavy on Fashion's exclusive look at the Activist Eyewear. 



 I had the pleasure of trying on the black on black Aviator frames and the yellow Wayfarer frames. I found that these eyeglasses to be very comfortable and chic. I consider Activist Eyewear a unisex brand. The classic frames from Activist eyewear can work on both men and women. A pair of Activist Eyewear includes a 2 year warranty, a durable case made of a rugged waxed canvas, and a microfiber handkerchief.  The price tag for a pair of Activist glasses is $450.  




Fun Fact: 
 Only 718 pairs of each style and color of eyewear are made, an ode to the Brooklyn area code.











Monday, July 18, 2011

Heavy on Fashion - Style Flash

Jen and Marc are no More

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J.Lo and Marc Anthony are no more. Yes the 7 year love story has come to a shocking end. No one knew that there was trouble in paradise. Many are asking why are they breaking up? Marc Anthony and Jennifer have tons of joint projects in the work. They have a merchandise line coming out soon at Kohl's, a reality talent search show called Q'Viva! (The Chosen), and the most important joint venture of all - parents to twin! It seems that this split will mostlikely be quick and hopefully drama free. I wish these guys the best! So Sad!



Gwen Stefani and Target 
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Gwen Stefani joins up with my favorite store Target to launch a fabulous children's line. The new line will be called Harajuku Mini. Harajuku Mini will be a affordable fashion line for babies and children. The retail price range for the line is $3.99 - $39.99! Harajuku Mini will hit Target on November 2011 and January 2012. Kids have all the luck!  Now if  we can get Gwen to make an affordable line for women at Target soon. 


New Beckham baby in the house

Picture taken from David Beckham's Facebook page, which he captioned as: 'Took this picture of my two girls sleeping.'

Pop singers and Style icon Victoria Beckham is now a proud mom of a baby girl. Victoria gave birth to Harper Seven Beckham.  The future style icon was born July 10 in Los Angeles. David Beckham, famed soccer star and Victoria's husband gushed over the birth of his new baby girl via twitter and facebook. I am sure that big brothers Brooklyn, 12, Romeo, 8, and Cruz, 6 are excited about their baby sis too. Congrats to the Beckham family! 

Besides being a mom can now add interior car designer to her expanding repertoire.  Ms Beckham  is now the executive design consultant for its Range Rover's Evoque line of cars. Mover over Eddie Bauer, Victoria is in town. Is there anything that this woman can't do!




Remember to Live to the Fullest 
With Great Style
and Write it all Down


Live,Style,Write
Malanb

Friday, July 15, 2011

Heavy On Fashion Presents: M·A·C Me Over Fall 2011

M·A·C cosmetics is constantly on the cutting edge of beauty, pop culture, human rights, and of course style. I am so happy to give you guys an exclusive look of M·A·C new campaign M·A·C Me Over!  M·A·C cosmetics had a huge casting call looking for 6 candidates that can showcase the essence of what makes M·A·C people beautiful. Thousands of stars submitting photos, videos, and a mini essay on why they should be the face of the Fall Campaign. Well Ladies and Gents the results are in! James Gager, Senior Vice President, Creative Director for M∙A∙C chose six fabulous stars to be the Faces of  M·A·C  Me Over Fall Campaign!! Check out the new faces M·A·C campaign plus a sneak peak of the before and after pics! 




World-renowned photographer Michael Thompson, A-list stylist  Paul Cavaco, hair guru to the stars Serge Normant, makeup artist Brigitte Reiss-Andersen, and Creative Director of M·A·C Cosmetics, James Gager transformed these natural beauties to glamorous models! I am loving this campaign because every look can seen in any magazine or display on billboards all over the world. It is nice to see real life stars in the making! 














Thursday, July 14, 2011

Heavy on Fashion - Style Flash

Beyonce goes Shopping

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Beyonce is know as a musical diva but who would have thought that Ms B. would drop $14,000 shopping in London yesterday with her mom, Tina Knowles! That is probably chump change to the multi platinum artist. Go ahead "B" and have yourself a shopping spree, You deserve it! I wonder what she brought? 


So all my fashion divas and gurus, what would you buy if you had a $14,000 but had to spend it in an hour and a half? 




Alexander Wang + Music = Viral Masterpiece





I am loving Alexander's T by Alexander Wang campaign featuring Santigold & Spankrock. The sleek black and white vignette was genius. This was a great viral campaign. I am also loving the T by Alexander Wang collection, very sleek and classic line. Side Note: I can't wait to see Santigold perform at the Afro-Punk Festival in BK!  





New Kanye West Fashion Line coming to NYC Fashion Week...Really?


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We all know that Kanye has a passion for fashion but who would have thought that we would finally see  Kanye debut a womens' line in New York this September. The rumored fashion line is deemed to be full if high fashion and controversy. What is known for sure is that British knitwear designer Louise Goldin will be help with the development of the unnamed collection. This has the fashion and the music scene going crazy but can Mr. West pull of the collection of the season?  Kanye has some experience with fashion line when he debut a limited edition of luxury scarves, which were a hit.


The big question is Will you check out Kanye's New line?





CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Noms are in! 


In other Fashion News, the list of nominees for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund is finally up. Winner(s) of the The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Selection Committee will select three emerging fashion designer. These 3 designers will receive business mentoring from an established team of fashion industry professionals.  The first place winner will receive $300,000 and the two runners-ups will receive $100,000 each. Not a bad deal at all. I can not wait to see who will when...


AA, Antonio Azzuolo
Altuzarra, Joseph Altuzarra
Carlos Campos, Carlos Campos
Creatures of the Wind, Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters
Cushnie Et Ochs, Michelle Ochs and Carly Cushnie
Finn Jewelry, Soraya Silchenstedt
Fenton/Fallon,
 Dana Lorenz
Ohne Titel, 
Alexa Adams and Flora Gill
Pamela Love, 
Pamela Love
Suno, 
Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty


Heavy on Fashion Picks of the Day

Fashion TV Pick

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If you are like me, you are suffering Project Runway withdrawal. I am happy to say that Project Runway is back and with a crazy new cast. There are some serious fashion gurus and divas in season 9 cast. I don't know who my favorite designer is right now but I will say that this season is full of great talent. You can check out the new season of Project Runway for Season 9 athttp://www.mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway.




Click and Pick 




Since we are in the subject of fashion and Project Runway. I am loving Send The Trend. If you are not familiar with Send the Trend, it is a great accessories website where you can get everything for $30. The best thins about this shopping site is that Christian Siriano is Chief Curator and Stylist.  So if you are like me and trying to find some great accessories for a flat rate than this is the site for you. Side Note: I am a fan of Lexie Black Bead Necklace. For more information go to http://www.sendthetrend.com/



Dreams and Desires Pick





I am in love with haydenharnett. I found Toni & Ben via Twitter and I am so happy that I did. HaydenHarnett's has a fab line including handbags, scarves, and accessories. My favorite item from Toni and Ben is the Biblo Bag. It is my favorite bag online right now. The leather braiding and leather craftsmanship is just a few reason why I heart this bag. The other reason why I like HaydenHarnett  is that they make their items in the US and all items are made from locally source materials. HaydenHarnett is a definite on my shopping list.  A little bird told me that HaydenHarnett is having a sample sale until tomorrow. If you are in love with this bag like I am than get your over to http://haydenharnett.com/ and check out everything that HaydenHarnett has to offer.


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Malanb

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Change is in Order!

Hello all my Heavy on Fashion Readers! I am so happy to announce that some new changes are coming including great celeb fashion, fashion news from your favorite designers, new designers, and of course some fashion picks from me!

Remember

Live, Style, Write

MalanB!