I like to see diversity in fashion. More than anything, I like to see expressive artist/designers bringing a little crazy. This months ‘Josephine’ editorial is just that. It’s it’s got a whole lotta va-va-voom and some serious, cha-cha.
My favorite part? FIERCE COLOR!!! It’s summer and we all want to bring the color out of the closet, and get inspired. This vivid imagery and emotion made me feel THAT INTENSITY. I must say, this is the beginning of a love affair. A love affair with Vogue Brasil.
Hedwig and the Angry Itch is one of my all time top 10 movies I love, adore and sing along to like a truly skilled shower singer. This means I have a crap voice but LOVE everything to do with this movie so I will make you suffer anyway. This also means if you haven’t watched it, straight or part of our lovely LGBT community, you should.
It in fact is so good it has become a sold out show on Broadway. Even more amazing is the new lead Hedwig is our favorite, delicious piece of supermodel chocolate, Taye Diggs. And he’s owning it.
Her is the first press photo of Taye rocking the transvestite, with the angry inch, Hedwig.
Work that ruby glitter Taye! We’re rooting for you to own this production!!
When people ask what I do I have a wide variety of responses. Writer, Editor, Superhero, fangirl, foodie, luchadora, pretzel vendor, fashionista, oh and that thing I do, Wardrobe Styling and Image Branding.
Sure I like pretty clothes that are nice and Michael Kors and Tom Ford are my heroes. But bring me a dress that is over the top couture insanity and I’m hooked. I want to work with it, love it and stick every client I have in it.
My client and friend Joy Villa is something special. She’s diverse, beautiful, 1000% vegan, a hardcore physically fit songstress. She is something special and her style is off the hook.
Photo by Thorsten von Overgarrd, Nichole Ray Artistry doing Joy’s Grammy make-up
She called me ecstatic, she was headed to the Grammy’s in a few weeks and needed something as amazing, and over the top as her personality. I hooked her up with Andre Soriano, and magic happened. Joy chose the most amazing, creative thing Andre has ever sent down the runway, the couture cage dress made of snow fencing. AS a stylist I make sure that the dress they choose is the MAIN event, but always have other wardrobe choices for parties and after parties
During the fitting we chose three dresses all of which she wore like a supermodel. Stunning and sensual she wore the first, and sexiest to Jay-Z’s ‘Rocnation’ brunch.
This dress was skin-tight and Joy looked beautiful while she mingled with celebrities.
But let’s look at what you really came here for, The third and most outrageous was the orange dress that made headlines around the world.
Joy and I had an AMAZING fitting with Andre.
Up in the hills of Hollywood strange and beautiful things happen. At the fitting I met the beautiful Ruby Roxanne or Ruby Roxanne Designs and Hollywood Dolls.
Her partner in crime is ex-Pussycat Doll Kaya Jones. Her line is just what we needed for Joy to look gorgeous and we added Swarovski drop earrings and this leather and Swarovski bracelet;
With Nichole Ray Artistry on make-up the day of Joy turned out an unforgettable Grammy look.
Photo by Thorsten von Overgarrd and touch up by me
Love it or hate it Joy Villa rocked it at the Grammy’s and got center stage at the Grammy’s. (And to answer the burning question, yes I put pasties on her and she was not completely nude.)
Apparently we rocked it because as much as she may have gotten some bad reviews we are trending at 81,000 hits in Asia and are on blogs in the UK, France, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic and all over the Philippines.
I want to say congratulations to my team, Andre Soriano (couture King), Ruby Roxanne Designs (Jewelry is everything), Nichole Ray Artistry (her skin was perfection), Thorsten von Overgarrd (one of the best photogs I have ever met) and especially to Joy Villa for rocking the red caret and her amazing energy the whole time!
Don’t know who Joy Villa is, but want to find out? Check out her Vagabonds video below;
Well kittens I am off to LAFW and I can’t be bothered. However, obviously I DO care.
So in all fairness I will leave you with the brand spanking new Chanel No5 editorial video of Gisele Bundchen looking like a million dollars, in the ocean, down an alley looking sexy, sultry and positively radiant.
I can’t disguise that I am a Mert & Marcus fan girl. Their work is stunning, and often beyond comparison. Although everyone on Twitter is raving about the new shot they did with, Madonna (think sexy sultry HOT), I’m over taken with a new, raw and gentler beauty portrayed in their “Super Normal Super Beauties” editorial this September in W Magazine (also feat. on Models.com).
Despite the unadorned models and the dressed down look (shout out to the wardrobe stylist Edward Enninful), Mert and Marcus bring forth an inner beauty proving these runway divas and men are ‘Super Normal’, and damn beautiful. Mert & Marcus 25 photos prove pure beauty is best in its true form, and trumps all. Including, any overdone editorial.
Enjoy the 25 images of Mert & Marcus (Including some not safe for work images) in the gallery below.
One of the few celebrities a la songstress I am enjoying these days is Rihanna. She has been up, down, fought the nipple censorship on Instagram and got past the foolishness that was Chris Brown. She has made waves in Fashion, both good and bad and then good again. She is pretty much done more in her early twenties than most achieve in lifetime and is bold as F**K.
Riri’s latest amazing campaign with MAC VIVA GLAM is just that.
Not only does she look stunning and the subtext of an all green Rihanna MAC Viva Glam Campaign, is not lost on us (4:20 much?). It screams Rihanna, being over the top, without looking too Nicki Minaj. This collaboration truly is proving that Rihanna is full of win, and knows how to work it like no other bitch in the industry (Except Queen B).
As awesome as Rihanna is working it, let’s get back to the VIVA GLAM make up for a second.
The new colors have a little tang of retro coming in an icy purple, leaving you frosty sexy. This grape color makes us at Heathyrwolfe.com, want to lick our own lips. I swear I saw this color all over the 70’s and resurfaced in 90’s. In fact I think I had this color at one point and used it to the nub.
MAC is keeping it affordable ranging between $16-18 dollars, so if you feel like getting your sexy on this is the color. Problem? Yes there is. This sexy ass tube of gorgeous doesn’t come out until October/September, which means we have to bide our time using Lipglass for the rest of the summer.
Get primed for fall and prepare your Paypal. This color will be everywhere and you want to be the first in line to get it. Added Bonus?
All profits go to helping women and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
I know I have been missing in action. But while you were all snuggled into your beds by the fireplace I was braving LAFW in 6 inch heels. Although I left with a terrible injury (damn those heels), it was all worth it.
Thanks to a wonderful meeting of minds, Pre and Post LAFW, I’ve been booked as guest judge with the effervescent talent known as Dom Streater. If you aren’t familiar with the crazy talent of Dom Streater she was the winner of Project Runway, Season 12.
Here’s the best part, we’ll be judging 10 contestants showing their designs on the runway and give $1,000 to the winner.
When it comes to the fashion industry we do not take kindly to celebrities turned designers. Our world moves faster than most, is fickle and is overly discerning leaving us hyper critical of our peers. Add the fact a ‘celebrity’ turns designer (see Kanye/Kardashion’s/Nicole Richie/The Olsen Twins) and we are down right bitchy.
As we move forward in the industry, we have embraced the celebrity/designer. Fashion about growth. This has opened the door to talent like Nicole Richie, Gwen Stefani of L.A.M.B and of course Victoria Beckham.
Beckham’s designs have always been simple, clean and easy to mix match. This can be a drawback. Earlier designs from her introduction around 2010 were outright plain, boring and according to Style.com ‘boyish’. Learning from past mistakes she has dropped the androgyny from SS 2014 to create a properly appealing ‘women’s’ line that is less futuristic and modernized. Victoria Beckham brought a new and fresh style with a sleek, feminine look. With elongated dresses and skirts, the sheer trend that adding touches of well placed print and embellishment of pleats, prints, leather trim and fur, she has drawn from an almost vintage look.
Victoria has surpasses her old design’s with excellent choices in emphasizing a silhouette, adding dash of the sheer trend, creating a line that would look classy on any woman.
Beckham has won us over with her FW 2014 collection using elegant style with timeless chic.
Being so busy I forgot to do a review on a great fashion show I recently was part of here in the heart of Hollywood at Supperclub. It was smart, well put together and all about the elite.
I might have not gone had it not been for the fact, the talented and tres chic, Adolfo Sanchez, had an installation there. Adolfo has been taking the international fashion market by storm. With several seasons worth of shows at NYFW, national coverage and of course a recent trip to Turkey and Western Europe, Adolfo Sanchez has broadened his lines availability and now works on couture as well.
In fact that was the first thing I saw as I walked in the door.
After a meet, greet and air kisses Adolfo and I looked on while his well-kilted assistant adjusted the installation before opening.
And open it did. The Dripped Soiree was packed and everyone was there from stylist and business entrepreneur Eric Burns, of Prep Jerks, Inc., Marianne Geisha Of GGeisha Productions and the style crew that included my long-lost friend Malakai.
After an hour or so of mingling and drinking the crowd was restless. We were thankfully rescued by being ushered into the main floor. The 5 designers presenting; Madem Black, Staci Sherri, J Loren, Reckor and FROCK LA. Allof the designers were on their game but my personal fave’s that stood out were Madem Black, J. Loren and Frock.
With a full rubber and latex collection Madem Black kicked off with delicious diva’s in rubber, latex and PVC. Letting the imagination run wild she presented outfits with peek-a-boo latex lattices. One or two pieces even left nothing to the imaginations created from see through PVC and rubber. As it should when bringing the sexy. Between the spikes and latex everyone’s jaw appropriately dropped and Madem Black left us with a sexy taste in our mouth.
J. Loren brought the 60’s kitsch with gorgeous body-con dresses. With angular shoulders, J. Loren created sexy silhouettes bringing to mind Mad Men. Although some dresses were color blocked (and well) most were divided with loud prints and black lined figures, reflecting early 60’s sectional couture. A must have in my wardrobe. It was indeed, perfect skinny girl clothing.
Frock LA, was devastating.
They ended the show with a presentation that rivals most NYFW shows. Classic elegance, embodied in a ethnic chic. Tall, lengthy girls taking the time to not only show off their lengthy gowns but pose in the moment. Sadly I only got the first few models on the runway in video but they ended the show in absolute perfection.
Huge thanks to all involved, especially GGeisha Marianne and crew. I will be covering Frock LA when Dad’s Day is over.
Check out some of the random shots I got over the evening in the gallery below.
A classic piece of really nice jewelry can make a woman do anything. Clean. Cook. Melt into putty. Scream and squeal like a dolphin.
Really, we are suckers for that.
Recently I had the honor and luck of meeting Carol Lynn Sweets, of ‘Sweet’s Jewelry‘, at LAFW 2013 in Hollywood.
More like, I jumped her and forced my business card into her face.
I had seen on the runway presenting gorgeous pieces that are sexy, sassy and made of GORGEOUS semi-precious stones. Think pearls, garnet, turquoise and jade to keep you feeling like a queen. No wonder I fell in love with her runway items.
Check out the LAFW runway presentation for Sweet’s Jewelry below,
Is it wrong I want everything on the runway I see?
After speaking extensively to Carol, I found out she is no emerging designer. Sweet’s Jewelry is featured in everything from TV to radio show’s. The list is massive.
A few worth mentioning are; Kick it Spot Radio, BRAVO T.V., MTV Music Video’s, Covergirl Photo Shoot, TMZ, 90210 2.0, PopCon 2012, L.A. Fashion Week, Miss Russia 2013 Swimwear Photo Shoot.
I that isn’t enough, they are on every red carpet in Hollywood including; THE Emmy’s, ITV Awards, various Oscar gifting Suites and the Grammy’s.
Are you feeling the love? You should be. Sweet’s Jewelry is not all about pretty necklaces and rings and things. There is a softer side to her business that makes us at HeathyrWolfe.com love her even more.
In her spare time Carol uses a portion of her profits for philanthropy. Currently Carol supports and raises fund for;
LongBeach Aids Foundation. The Eric Wylde Foundation Children in Guatemala, Shine on Hollywood Magazine Aid for Artists, and Kierrah Foundation Aid for Foster Children.
Carol decided to give back to the community by creating a special area on her site JUST for charity. All the Jewelry sold on the Charity Pages 100% of the Proceeds go directly to the foundation they purchase from.
Michael Brandt manager of Sweets Jewelry presenting Jewelry on world AIDS day to Gary Bowie Chief Executive Officer of the Long Beach AIDS Foundation for their silent auction.
TV, Model Shoot’s, Red Carpet. I’m impressed.
It turn’s out this fashionista/diva need’s to pay closer attention to her accessories. Sweet’s Jewelry is not only well made and gorgeous but obviously THE thing to grab while it’s still available. Why do I say that? Each piece is original and handcrafted.
That’s right, you will be wearing a limited edition/original. Annnnnd yes of course she does custom orders. I’ve already ordered my piece so you better get cracking with your credit card darlings. Where to go to buy? Click the link below and get your’s NOW!
Fashion Week in LA was absolutely well done and gorgeous this year. I did miss some highlights and events, but one must pick and choose very wisely.
‘LA Runway’, event by Parris Harris Entertainment was an excellent choice especially since hey were doing a food drive for the LA Mission’s.
I brought another part of our Fast Lane Magazine editorial team, Rene Rivers with me to the event. One must always have fashionable friends with you. Rene Rivers (StyledbyRene.com) is a stylist, I knew she would enjoy the runway and clothing.
We checked in early so we got to watch run through’s and set up.
It’s always nice to know what you are getting into.
In Los Angeles we’ve had our issues with Fashion Week. This year however was organized and brilliant. In LA we aim to achieve more than NYFW by including the strange, unusual and always unexpected. I’m pleased to say Parris Harris Entertainment really went above and beyond with this show. Although it was a lengthy 4 hours it was worth every minute.
HUGE Thanks to Parris Harris. He seated in the front so we got a really clear view.
Front Diva. It’s what being a Fashion Editor is all about.
The place was packed.
I swear I though people would start swinging from the rafters. It was THAT kind of packed.
We were lucky to here a few kind words from one of the chair of the LA mission who serves over 2,000 meals a day here in Los Angeles to the homeless and needy. This woman is a saint.
After intro’s from the talented Alicia Hardesty & the LA Mission L Runway at Mansion rocked it with sexy Brazilian hitting the runway. Ay Mami!
If anyone ever says LA is boring again I am hiring these girls to come over. They WRECKED the runway.
Other AMAZING performances were by a high energy girl group called The Dolls
A one woman show who gives Lady Gaga a run for her money (somebody email this girls number to me), Spankie Valentine.
Spankie is not only gorgeous but she knows how to work a stage, an audience and bring the music. She’s got talent and style. Obviously influenced by Diva’s like Beyonce, Janet Jackson with a tiny dash of 80’s glam costuming. She’s got sass and flash and is definitely someone to keep an eye and ear on.
Check out pics from her ferosh stage show;
An amazing 9 year old songstress with a BIG voice Rianna
And one of the most talented violinst’s I have ever seen.
The Musicians were top notch and I will be forever grateful I got to see them perform each of their unique talents.
Six designers were featured on the runway throughout the evening. All the designers were amazing my favorites were Camille Wood, Jewelry Designer Carol Lynn Sweet of Sweet Designs and my friend Shekhar Rahate (you still owe me a drink!). I will be doing a piece on Carol’s jewelry line later this week but for now go check out here pieces at;
For crazy fun and swim/clubwear with some sass look no further than Camille Wood.
Camille has a killer smile, a mass of blond hair and is just all around fun. Her fashion is exactly the same with an addition of fantasy and swimsuits made for killer bodies. She topped them all with elegant and bejeweled headdresses making for a perfect outfit for the modern day Cleopatra. Or ballsy girl who loves to show shes more than the average beach girl.
Shekhar Rahate ended the show with classic beauty. His dresses have been seen on stars and celebrities at The Grammys, Helium Magazine, LA Fashion Week and at NY Fashion Week. The man is a master of his trade and produces nothing short of elegance.
Most of the dresses featured in Shekhar (literally meaning sugar) Rahate’s collection were lean, long and full of feminine grace. Gold hues mixed with Indian prints. Flowers printed silks and cottons were topped with elegant headdresses Definitely the man to go to for a red carpet dress.
Starting out London Fashion Week full force, Alice Temperley took a classic 40’s inspired look adding dashes of golds and blue to accentuate the long linear figures. Drawing heavily on Art Deco and early sixties chic, Temperley still managed to present a very modern look including the ever trendy over sized jackets, boatneck and high collars we have seen all over runways this year.
Her full length gowns wrecked the runway this year with elongated silhouettes. I can see Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton or some other ethereal goddess wearing these to award season. They are chic in design, geometric shaping and linear quality making any woman look tall and lean.
Bravo Miss Temperley.
See the full Temperley RTW FW 2013 Collection below;
Prabal Gurung has stepped out to be a celebrity favorite in recent years. His clothing has something for everyone. From Michelle Obama to red carpet divas, his collection is both surrealistic art and feminine grace.
This year Prabal Gurung has taken the theme of military colors style that we see in so many collection’s and mixed it with draped material that flow against the body. Not forgetting well-placed fur trim, casual sweaters and and classic military chic crossed with with a vintage look of class from the 1940’s. These are apparent in every collection for Fall/Winter 2013. So what makes Prabal Gurung stand out above the many collections we have seen?
He crossed it with his personal touch including; well placed cut outs and the ever influential Gothic element, creating a striking collection. The biggest selling point? His above the knee buckle boots that are to die for.
With things going the way they have this January, I can only apologize for not filling you in and writing. I do however feel caught up on health and work issues so it’s time for me to dazzle you with something special. With NYFW upon us (the 7-14th) I thought you might need a pre-fashion week fix. Luckily the demi-god designer known as Herve Leger just put his SS2013 designs on sale. And they are beyond amazing.
This years Spring/Summer collection dazzles with geometric shaping. Known primarily for his beyond sexy bandage dresses, Leger always bring something new to the table. Otherwise his collection would not be THE thing to buy and wear. This year he added intensity in geometric shaping to make his dresses have extra emphasis on your body shaping. Turning every woman into a an angular modelesque shape that flatter and make his clothes and accessories as close as you can get to wearing art.
Note the harness and the shaped pants. They really are something out of this world.
Leah Mixed Applique Pants
Adeline Multi-Mixed Applique Dress
This Color mixture is gorgeous and all over SS2013 Runways
Jacklyn Multi Jacquard Dress
This is made for emphasis on a sexy waistline. Flattering for any shape or size.
Yes, it comes in Black as well.
Contoured Waist Belt
And the The amazing piece by far is one of my favorites. The contours, lines with an addition of a flirty skirt make this well worth the money and pre-order.
Vida Passementerie Embroided Dress
Vida Passementerie Embroided Dress Back
My god it really is reminiscent of a piece of Art Nouveau. The lines both swirl and the embroidery delicate. This is modern-day grace.
Unfortunately with a whopping $12,500 dollar tag I may have to wait on buying it. Thankfully this is pre-order custom piece by Monsieur Leger.
Either way everything in this collection is worth buying and dreaming about. And dreams like this in my world, end up in my closet.
I’d like to thank Anne Hathaway for ending my slow news week.
Last night at the premiere of ‘Les Miserables” in New York, Anne wore a gorgeous Tom Ford dress and sexy boots I MUST have. Unfortunately our diva of the night forgot underwear and went commando. Not that I can blame Anne. Who wants VPL (visible panty line) when you are wearing a dress like that? Me thinks Anne needs to learn that what a G-string is for. *shakes head*
Still, the dress was stunning and her bootie/boots are making me die with envy. I suppose this is also why stars are popular. I mean where would bloggers be without a red carpet coochie flash occasionally. Unfortunately now we know how Anne wears her carpet as well.