Monday, September 10, 2012

Monday Motivation: Words of FABulousness!

Can you Guess what Day it is Today Ladies??
The beginning of an AMAZING Week!
NO, I'm not on crack!
I'm on a natural high

All too often, we dread Mondays because we look at it as if we're at the beginning of a long and torturous journey we're forced to embark on in order to get to our
"Mani/Pedi" Fridays, "Party-it-Up" Saturdays, & "Mimosa" Sundays.

Well, how about we change our outlook and just ENJOY Every damn day!
Starting with our "Not Again" Mondays! 

...but you're like "CRYS! I've had it up to HERE with my idiot landlord, my boyfriend is trying to tap into my shoe money, and I'm about to go HAM on my boss!"

I understand!

and that is why...
I've gathered up some of my FAV & FAB Quotes by some ULTRA FABulous-slash-Amazing WOMEN that give me the fuel that I need to be
my Absolute Best Self Every day of the week!

Enjoy & be Inspired my fellow SuperWomen in Training!

"I believe the choice to be excellent begins with aligning your thoughts and words with the intention to require more from yourself."
Oprah Winfrey

"Women are always being tested…
but ultimately, each of us has to define who we are individually and then do the very best job we can to grow into it."
~ Hillary Clinton

I was once afraid of people saying, “Who does she think she is?”
Now I have the courage to stand and say,
“This is who I am.”
~ Oprah Winfrey

"Don’t compromise yourself.
You are all you’ve got."
~ Janis Joplin

"One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.
And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am."
~ Michelle Obama

"You can't really compare people.
That's one of the biggest lessons I've learned, because comparing yourself to someone else really stops you from being who you are."
~ Alicia Keys

"Do what you feel in your heart to be right,
for you’ll be criticized anyway.
You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"Venus told me the other day that champions don't get nervous in tight situations.
That really helped me a lot.
I decided I shouldn't get nervous and just do the best I can.
I need to be surrounded by people as passionate and as dedicated as I am. "
~ Serena Williams

"Instead of looking at the past,
I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then."
~ Diana Ross

"I've always admitted that I'm ruled by my passions"
~ Elizabeth Taylor

"Opportunities don't often come along.
So, when they do, you have to grab them."
-Audrey Hepburn

"Be driven, be focused, but enjoy every moment, because it only happens once."
~ Alicia Keys

"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin."
~ Mother Theresa

"Never dull your shine for somebody else."
~ Tyra Banks

"The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within
-- strength, courage, dignity."
~ Ruby Dee
“Life is a series of adjustments; You can make changes along the way, but if you don't start moving forward you'll never get anywhere!”
Kimora Lee Simmons
"I am leaving this legacy to all of you...
to bring peace, justice, equality, love and a fulfillment of what our lives should be.
Without vision, the people will perish, and without courage and inspiration, dreams will die
-- the dream of freedom and peace."
~ Rosa Parks
"When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her.
It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed."
~ Mother Theresa

"There are times you can't really see or even feel how sweet life can be.
Hopefully its mountains will be higher than its valleys are deep.
I know things that are broken can be fixed.
Take the punch if you have to, hit the canvas and then get up again.
Life is worth it."
~ Queen Latifah

 "I don’t get depressed.
When I feel an attack, I withdraw.
I disappear, I replenish, and then I come back.
I’m not going to wallow in self-pity and not live my life.
There are always going to be some falls in life for everybody, no matter what career you have.
You have to roll with the punches and keep going."
Naomi Campbell
"A Girl should be two things: Classy and Fabulous."
~ Coco Chanel
"I like being a woman, even in a man's world.
After all, men can't wear dresses, but we can wear the pants."
~ Whitney Houston

“You can do anything you put your mind to, and you can do it in stilettos.”
Kimora Lee Simmons

Saturday, September 8, 2012

#SaturdayLove Top 10 Reasons Why iHEART RITA ORA!

iHEART Rita Ora!

I absolutely HEART Rita Ora's Life!

The British singer & song-writer's "R.I.P." adds the planets to my Starlit sky!
Her incredible Voice takes me to Cloud 9 & her Unconventional Style makes my Sun Shine!

If all of this makes sense to you (lol!), then you will enjoy the
Top 10 Reasons that iHEART Rita Ora!


Friday, September 7, 2012

Hey! Why Didn't I Know About This?: Curtiss King - "Ratchets Still Jockin"


So, I was introduced to this guy, Curtiss King's music, by a good friend of mine and I became enraged and hurt!
I couldn't believe that I didn't know about this guy sooner!

As we listened to his music, I instantly felt the LA Polution
(Empty lyrics + Basic beats = Ratchet/Garbage Music)
being lifted from my face!

This guy, Curtiss King's music was the breath of Fresh Air that I needed in my life!
I felt like my friend was holding out on me!

I needed more of this Fresh Air
(Curtiss King's Eccentric Style + Lyrics + Genius Beats = Breath of Fresh Air)

I Youtube'd (assuming that's a word now right? Lol!)
for more as soon as I got home!

I'm Officially a FAN of Curtiss King and if you haven't heard of this guy yet, then you're probably Choking on "If you ah top notch bitch, lemme here ya holla!"
Don't Worry my Friends!
You can get your Air Purifiers @

Here's a Bonus!


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Trend FAB: The Moto Jacket Cool

The "Moto Jacket Cool"
Is there any other way to explain it?

I mean, the "Moto Jacket Cool" is that feeling you get when you're 12 years old playing ding-dong ditch.
It's being on the Open Road by yourself at 17 and discovering Vegas at 21!
Yea, you might not own a Motorcycle, but the "Moto Jacket Cool" gives you that Adrenaline Rush just walking down the street.
Sure, you may not belong to a Bikers Club, but the jacket, alone, makes you Bad Ass.
Need more proof?
Check out Pop Stars, Rihanna & Rita Ora, showing off their "Moto Jacket Cool".

                                                       Rihanna                                                      Rita Ora 

Feening for the "Motor Jacket Cool" but not sure where to hit first?
Check out a few of my FAV & FAB Moto Jacket finds!

The Glitter: $34.80

The Glitter: $110

The Glitter: $329.99

The Glitter: $482.89

and if you're feeling snazzy...

Wear your Moto Jacket with a Funky T-Shirt and a Bright & Bold Lip!

The Glitter: $38

The Glitter: $32.99

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Editorial FAB - Harper’s Bazaar Singapore August 2012

Top of the Pop

Model, Joss, looks strikingly Sleek and every bit of Cool in a Pop art exhibition setting for the August cover story of Harper’s Bazaar Singapore. Joss dons feminine menswear inspired pieces from fall collections such as Céline, Versace, Burberry Prorsum, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Fendi and Chanel.

Photographer: Gan
Stylist: Windy Aulia

photos courtesy of

Monday, September 3, 2012

Editorial FAB - Vogue Latin America September 2012

Black Widow

Got the Bad, BADD case of the Black Mondays???
Well make sure you WERK it honey!
 Model, Carmen Kass, graces the cover story for The September Issue of Vogue Latin America. 
Carmen dons Glamorous Black pieces from the fall collections of Guy Laroche, Lanvin, Costume National,Miu Miu, and more.

Photographer: Koray Birand

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

~Stylish Citizens~ That YOU Should Know: Elaine Valerie Nuguid

~Stylish Citizens~
Anybody can purchase Fashion and look Fashionable, but it's TRUE Style that stands out in a crowd.
~Stylish Citizens~ was created to shine a much deserving light on hustling individuals making a name for themselves, all while staying true to their Unique and FABulous Style.
We can't make this S#@t up yo!


Today, we past the ~Stylish Citizens~ Torch to our Ultra Boho-Chic, 
Elaine Valerie Nuguid.
Elaine is an actor/singer living in the San Fernando Valley. She graduated from Cal State Northridge with a BA in Theatre. Recently she appeared in a Dove Campaign, which was seen in magazines such as  Cosmopolitan, ELLE, and People Style Watch. In addition to her budding acting career, she's made fashion and style a very important aspect of her daily life incorporating both a bohemian and edgy sensibility, in both in her work and play. She currently works for HauteLook, and runs the blog Lainey Turns The  Camera On.

Mrs. Elaine, from the very moment that I met you, I’ve been in awe of your personal style! Where do you get your style inspiration from?
Thank you! It sounds really cliché but I definitely get a lot of my style inspiration from my mom. She was a singer in the Philippines back in the 70s, and she had the most amazing collection of vintage pieces. Unfortunately, my mother is 4’11 and has this teeny tiny frame, so I don’t fit into any of it. But it’s still so wonderful seeing pictures of her in these amazing clothes when she was performing.
I also get a lot of information from street style. As an actor, people watching is part of the job. But I especially love people watching, when I see interesting and unique style walk by.

I'm the same way! I love getting inspiration from street style! So, would you consider yourself a label-lover or a dedicated thrift shopper?
I am hands down the biggest thrifter you will ever meet. I love me a good thrift find. Obviously, if I find a vintage Valentino I wouldn’t turn my back. But I’ve been known to shop at thrift stores since I was in high school. It’s very much how I was raised. And I have a lot of respect for it. Fashion is always repeating. Might as well save some money while you shop.

I couldn't agree more! Who would you say is your favorite Clothing Designer? 
Gosh, from the classics it’s gotta be Chanel. All the way. But from the more recent designers I’ve been seeing on the runway-I have to say I love Prabal Gurung. I love the way he designs for a woman’s body. So sexy yet so edgy at the same time.

What Fashion piece do you own, that you would guard with your life?
I have this gold brocade floral print cocoon jacket that every time I look at it, I just sigh. I got it at a vintage store last year, and have worn it for one of my photoshoots. It’s definitely something I can’t wear very often, but it’s something I will never ever get rid of. It’s too beautiful.

Every girl has THE DRESS in their closet, what’s yours? 
A Winter Kate kimono maxi dress, that I haven’t even worn yet. It’s so gorgeous and I’m still waiting for the right moment to bust it out.

 What’s the ONE accessory that you just can’t leave home without?
My wedding ring. J

I love it!! Ok, what Staple Pieces define your style?
Give me a kimono jacket, a pair of exaggerated flared jeans, and a hat-and I’m all set.  I’m very Bohemian when it comes to my style. It’s definitely something I gravitate towards.

Finish This Sentence: My Style is _____. 
Eclectic. I’m mostly Bohemian, but I do whatever I feel like that day. Whether it be edgy, sexy or grungy.

Your style is so unique! What are Elaine’s Closet Essentials? 
It depends on the season. Right now, I want to stay cool for the upcoming summer season. So I need to have flowy kimonos, dresses, skirts, etc…I also love shorts, loose tanks, and hats. Lots of hats to cover my face from the sun.

What style advice can you give to girls out there that are lost on Planet Trendy?
There’s more than just Forever 21. Don’t get me wrong, I love me a good bargain, and I love getting my basics from Forever 21. But in order to really define your style-you have to push yourself outside your comfort zone. So, branch out to little boutiques and mom & pop shops that you woudn’t normally shop at. My favorite part of living in LA, is finding hidden treasures all the time. It’s a great feeling to get something that you know, nobody else will have.

Exactly! Never limit your Fashion expenditures to the mall. So, what does Mrs.Elaine have in the works?
Right now, I’m currently working for a great fashion company, while working on my passion for acting.

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#SaturdayLove Editorial FAB - Elle Ukraine September 2012

Love Story

 Models, Sam Rollinson & Ondrey roam romantic streets in The September Issue of Elle Ukraine. These two love-struck love birds look breathtakingly FABulous in designer duds such as Bottega Veneta, Prada, Etro, DSquared2, Christian Dior, Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo and others in this 60's cinema style editorial. 

Photographer: Nikolay Biryukov’s

This editorial gives me every bit of #SaturdayLove that I could possible take in!
Feel the LOVE & Enjoy this with me, wherever you may be...

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