Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Style Essentials

The time is here: summer! While you can get away with taking Summer clothes into fall with a few added accessories like tights and blazers unfortunately with the summer it all comes off! Here are Mrs Windy City’s top 5 have items

Take cues from Kourtney Kardashian, Jada Smith, Cameron Diaz, Jessica Szohr

1) Colors:: nude, white, and Army Green! Nude is the new white. For casual looks go with a nude denim paired with a simple tank or t-shirt with nude wedges to give you legs a skyscraper look! For evening a nude dress with colorful heels will get the job done.

2) Boyfriend shorts: you can dress them up or down. Picnics, shopping or going to the club these are all about versatility.

3) Rompers: some people can not stand rompers but they are an easy day to night option. There are too many varieties : from linen, cotton, prints and more. For the day, throw on with flat sandals and a messenger bag with hat and evening throw on your highest heels and a shiny clutch with amazing jewelry.

4) Maxi dresses

5) Animal print anything! From skirts to dresses to shirts it’s all about the “roar”… these pieces can be paired with anything. Though I don’t like the shape of Keri Hilson dress from the BET awards her print is it!

For accessories: the straw fedora, a messenger bag and a gold boyfriend watch

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

First sketches from the Material Girl Collection for MACYS

Three sketches from Madonna’s Material Girl clothing line which will hit store shelves and Macys.com on August 3rd.

The collection will retail from $12 to $40... what do you guys think?

I like the printed dress but for $40 bucks I have a reassuring feeling
that this line is going to look very cheap....

prove me wrong Cover Girl

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sex and The City 2 review: Where could we go from here?

I wrote this review immediately after seeing the movie and have been sitting on this review but here we go.

Like a majority of women I was super excited for SATC 2. I have been watching clips and reading interviews anticipating this fun filled adventure. So THEY said.

It wasn't as heart breaking at the last one, but it made me throw up my hands throughout the movie and say, "what the hell" to a lot of situations as well appreciate the first movie more than ever.

I was really surprised with Miranda and loved it! Her character has evolved tremendously. After going through her tragedy with Steve, she is fun and quirky and always smiling. I loved that she finally put her job on the back burner and concentrated on her happiness. It was so refreshing to see her in this role. She wasn't bitter, she wasn't jaded, she was happy. I wanted to see evolution with the other ladies like Miranda.

I was so fed up with Samantha. From not wanting to conform to Eastern rules of dress, she meets a sexy man and yes she is attracted to him and wants to sex him on the desert but what I fail to understand is how a smart and successful women isn't aware that she is in a different country and CANNOT behave the way she normally does. It seems as though Samantha is really trying to prove something to others by refusing to tone down her image. Or is she simply trying to prove to herself that she still has the " it" factor while going through menopause? After getting arrested and kicked out the swanky hotel she still doesn't learn her lesson. Will she ever learn? (And why wasn't the other girls angry with her? If my friend did something like that… ) I'm not implying that she should tone down her sexuality or since she is now 50 wear jogging suits but when will she become aware that being single doesn't mean you can break the law? Or was the movie implying that the Middle East should embrace women like Samantha and her sexuality? Either way it was a hot mess.

Also the movie was filled with those one liners that SATC made famous ,but in the movie, a one liner isn't needed every 2 minutes, from "Toto we're not in Kansas anymore" to "Abu Abu dooooo" it was all a little too much.

Carrie and her struggle AGAIN with being enough for Big was a surprise as well as shock. We went through years of Carrie feeling she wasn't good enough for him only to marry the man of her dreams …Big and now face those same insecurities. Her kissing Aidan just showed that Carrie still has a long way to go. And we all do.

I love that this movie pushed the envelope of "everything isn't for everybody" and passing judgment is so 2001. There is a norm seen in society that we have grown up with, but what this movie begs for us to question is: what is normal for us? The movie reinforced what it is to define what is "correct" in your relationship or marriage when it comes to children, companions, and fidelity. After Charlotte's critical review of Carrie and Big's two-day vacation she comes to realize that taking time off, even for a day does not make you a bad wife or mother. Ladies in their 30's have said that my age group (young 20's) did not understand or "get" this movie simply because we aren't experiencing what the main characters are. Menopause, bosses from hell, and motherhood. These older women understand and have experienced this while the only thing us girls in out 20's can do is look at the fashions.

The other question that has been raised is will there be a SATC 3? I love the girls and what they promote but let's be honest; looking at these women and their faces on the big screen we can clearly tell they are not getting younger. It seems that they have all figured out their plan. Carrie and Big will remain childless, Miranda has found a job she loves, Charlotte will now take time for herself and Samantha is still….Samantha.

There are some that look at the sentimental reason behind a part 3 and say that having a part 3 will show the industry that a women based film can have a trilogy like Transformers 3, Shrek 3 and other top grossing men/children movies while opening the doors for companies to embrace older women and not focusing on young Hollywood to be successful. Should I really to say no to a part 3? Honestly, their lives aren't "reality", Carrie and the girls never wear the same thing twice, even in the series but I still say no to part 3. If I can't relate to part 2, I will baffled in part 3.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cerato Boutique Summer Trunk Show


Who: Cerato Boutique
What: Summer Trunk Show featuring local jewelry designers Jlee Silver & Paoo
When: Saturday June 26th, 10-6 p.m.
Where: Cerato Boutique, 3451 N. Southport
Cost: Free

Gift bags for the first 10 purchases and $25 gift cards good for future purchases of $250 or more. For more information visit www.ceratoboutique.com

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

When Lady GaGa was thick....

This was in 2008 at the Miss Universe show where I first discovered who GaGa was.
She was thick and had some meat and hips!
Im not saying she looks bad now but they say once you get famous an
start to perform daily you lose weight.
Im biased and just like her thicker...


Rihanna on ELLE magazine July cover

Simply stunning! Rihanna covers Elle and looks fantasic while doing so.
Her hair is cute and that dress is so her personality.

She talks about her dreams, her beau, her album pictures and of course Chris B.

That photoshop? FAIL

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Celebs style bringing the Windy----

LaLa, Kelly Rowland and Brandy allll bought the Windy to their outfits.
All make-up, hair, and outfits were on point. Werk!

In Alice + Olivia

Kelly brought it twice... her hair is looking better

Look at those too die for high-waisted Saloni leggings!

When the reality life isn't so.... reality

Free-spending "Real Housewives of New Jersey" diva Teresa Giudice and her husband, Joe, make just $79,000 a year and are up to their tanned necks in liens, foreclosures and unpaid bills, according to bankruptcy papers filed in Newark federal court.

The Giudices say they owe creditors $10,853,648.04.

Teresa, known for her lust for designer clothes and expensive bling on the Bravo show, owes nearly $20,000 on credit cards for Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. In total, the Giudices show $104,000 in debt on at least eight credit cards.

The bank has moved to foreclose on the Giudices' $1.8 million, 10,500-square-foot, eight-bedroom, 5½-bath marble-and-onyx manse in Towaco, NJ, the couple moved into during the first season

I remember that episode when she spent like $80,000 on furniture...


Friday, June 4, 2010

Rocked out Vs Walked away: Trina and Kim Kardashian in Brian Lichtenberg

Trina wore a  Brian Lichtenberg dress on stage at the Hip Hop Honors Awards taping last night.  While Kim Kardashin (who is a Brian Lichtenberg fan) wore similar dresses in the past.  Who rocked out and who should have walked away?


If you have the cash ($398 and up): Buy at Singer 22