If you're still doing Christmas shopping and can't find that perfect gift, Beyonce and Kanye West have the gift ideas.
Beyonce uploaded this photo to her Instagram page of a delicate gold pendant featuring her daughter Blue Ivy's name spelled out. She didn't provide any details, but you can get a similar pendant custom made at any jewelry store -- in your own child's name, of course.
Attention-seeking rapper 50 cent autographed his headphones line at Virgin Megastore Champs-Elysees store in Paris, France on Monday. The surprising thing is how many people showed up to purchase an autographed headphone by 50 Cent. Even he was surprised at the turnout. Click the link to see how popular 50 Cent is in Paris. Photo: KCS / Splash News
Comedian and Louis Stewart spokesman Alex Thomas ran into Love & Hip Hop Atlanta stars Stevie J and Joseline Hernandez recently. Thomas gifted the lovebirds with Louis Stewart Luxury LifeStyle hoodies and leather Rodeo backpacks! The Lifestyle hoodie is made of soft cotton & plush lambskin leather, and the Rodeo bag is made of 100% lambskin leather!
Stevie J and Joseline were so excited that they couldn't wait to wear their Louis Stewart gear to the club! Follow Mr. Louis Stewart on instagram & twitter @mrlouisstewart, and follow Alex on Twitter at @iamAlexThomas!
Superstars Tip Harris and Samuel L Jackson were spotted rocking their NEW Louis Stewart Luxury LifeStyle hoodies and leather Rodeo backpacks recently. The hoodie is soft cotton & lambskin leather, and the Rodeo bag is 100% lamb skin leather! Both items will be available soon on Louisstewartcollection.com! follow Louis Stewart on instagram & twitter @mrlouisstewart
There's a new must-have item for men that is quickly selling out everywhere.
The plain brown paper bag is no longer just a sack to carry your man's lunch. The paper bag has been given a stylish facelift courtesy of designer Jil Sander Vasari. The Vasari "clutch" for men is made from coated brown paper, stitched seams and metal vents stamped with the Vasari logo to give the brown paper bag a trendy new look.
The paper bag clutch is already sold out at The Jil Sander store in SoHo, New York. It isn't available online either (I checked eBay.com). Sure, you could save yourself $290 by making your own brown paper bag clutch, but it won't be a designer brown paper bag.
Fashion designers LaToiaMichelle are making a name for themselves with the launch of Latoiamichelle.com, featuring stylish and edgy designs for today's independent women who are not afraid to add a little spice to their fashion sense. Their eye-catching designs are already worn by some of today's hottest celebrities and reality stars, such as Monica Brown (above) and Draya Michelle (below).
Emo rapper Drake, center, hired two beefy body guards to protect his face from Chris Brown and his LA Crips buddies. The trio were seen shopping in D.C. Wednesday. Drake is still shook after his bottle throwing brawl with Chris at a now shuttered nightclub in NYC last week. The Canadian rapper wore a black jumpsuit paired with white-varsity red Air Jordan retro 11 sneakers (retail $140).
With game 1 of the 2012 NBA Finals already on the books, more and more women are tuning in to see who will win the ring: LeBron James of the Miami Heat or Devin Kurant of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
HERSTAR™ makes it easier for the NBA fan to attend the games in style with their hand made crystal platform pumps.
According to the HERSTAR™ website, the Limited Edition, authentic HERSTAR™ Custom Crystal Pumps are fully hand strassed in luxurious, hand selected Middle Eastern crystals, then offset by a sky-high 6” heel and 3" internal platform to put glitter in her step.
LL Cool J's long suffering wife Simone Smith held a trunk show for her 'SIS' jewelry line at Neiman Marcus in Atlanta a few days ago. The exclusive one-of-a-kind pieces in Simone's line range from $45-$8,000, and include diamond-encrusted lollipops which go for $8,000 a pop!
Local notables attending the trunk show included (pictured above from L-R) Sean Combs's baby mamas Sarah Chapman and Misa Hylton-Brim (who happen to be besties); owner Simone Smith, and guest.
(Not pictured) VH1 producer Mona Scott ('Love & Hip Hop'); WSB news anchor Jovita Moore, CNN's Audrey Irvine, Bow Wow's mom Theresa Caldwell, and more.
Many of you commented on how much you liked the fanny pack that singer Rihanna was wearing in pics that I posted earlier today. According to fashion blog UpscaleHype, the "Cash Flow” fanny pack was made by Joyrich Dollar Sign, and it retails for only $90.00. Rihanna accessorized her fanny pack with a denim shirt, jeans, and a pair of biege blue sole lace-up flats.
Since we're on the subject of Rihanna, according to FOX News, RiRi's pastor is very concerned about her state of mind after it was confirmed that she is once again dating Chris Brown, who has abused her in the past. The pastor is also worried about her increasing dependency on drugs and alcohol.
Britain's 'X Factor' judge Kelly Rowland was spotted shopping in New York's Lucky Wang store for baby clothes. We can only assume that she was shopping for the baby of a former bandmate whose name my readers are tired of seeing so we I won't mention it.
According to the Daily Mail, Kelly bought a green onesie with a picture of Rastafarian musician Bob Marley on the front.
The onsie looks bigger than a newborn who weighs 7 pounds. The item can be found on another store's website, Shu Shi Shop, retailing for about $22.
She was seen leaving the store in a hurry with her purchase - possibly off to see the newborn and her famous parents who left the hospital in a grand display of narcissism this morning. Hopefully we won't see or hear any more from those two for at least a month. We need a break.
Yesterday, T.I. released this trailer for his much-anticipated mixtape titlted F*ck Da City Up. The mixtape drops at midnight on T.I.'s official website, Trapmuzik.com, and on Twitter.com.
I've never heard of a trailer for a mixtape, but we're talking about the innovator, T.I., who sets the standard for these other lessors to try and catch up.
Since it's so close to Christmas -- and I did promise one more giveaway this year -- I've decided to give away 1 $500 Saks Fifth Avenue gift card to each of the first 2 readers who correctly answers the following 2 questions (you can answer one or both questions).
You must be a registered member of Sandrarose.com blog to enter. The gift cards cannot be redeemed for cash or additonal gift cards. Saks gift cards are good for purchases made at Saks Fifth Avenue stores, OFF 5TH stores or online at Saks.com.
1. What timepiece is T.I. wearing in the pic below.
2. Why do ballers love wearing this particular watch?
When actress Paula Patton attended the 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' Premiere at the 8th Annual Dubai International Film Festival in Dubai, she wore a pair of sparkling 18K Rose Gold Diamond and Morganite Earrings from the Tresor Dazzle Collection. These gorgeous Tresor earrings retail for $7550 in the states.
Actresses Katie Holmes and Rachel Bilson share the same tastes in clothing. Both were seen recently rocking the same luxurious Yoan alpaca-blend instarsia sweater by Isabel Marant. which retails for $645 (buy yours here).
Thanks to the hip hop community, luxury brand MCM (Mode Creation Munich) has seen a huge resurgence in consumer interest in its products.
For a limited time only, the NY flagship store is offering 10% off on the new Visetos Series Pony Collection for MCM. These gorgeous bags featuring cognac monogram canvas and pony hair hybrid will make you the envy of your clique!
This offer is valid starting Monday, October 17th through Sunday, October 23rd.
Email Gabriella or Eva at firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries about this special offer or call the store at 212.832.2626.
Several of you emailed us asking about the Louis Vuitton bag worn by DJ Drama's arm candy, Summer Walker, in our Jeezy birthday dinner post.
According to sales associate Randy at Louis Vuitton's Lenox Square standalone store, the handbag is the medium-sized Monogram Addiction Lockit Vertical -- and he sold the last one in the store last week. The LV catalogue lists the price at $2,850, but due to high consumer demand, the price has increased to $2,970.
The Monogram Addiction comes in brown and blue matte rubber similar to the wetsuits worn by deep sea divers. The rubber is embroidered with the LV Monogram logo in three-dimensional lamé black stitching.
Randy said the store might be getting a delivery of one brown Monogram Addiction handbag next week (there are only 5 available in the country). If you want it, call the store at (404) 266-3674 to reserve the bag with a valid credit card. Ask for Randy or Holden.
LeBron James carrying his son Bryce James during the South Florida All Star Classic at Florida International University yesterday (Oct.8) in Miami, Florida. He was wearing his new Nike LeBron 9s. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images North America
NEW YORK, NY, OCTOBER 7, 2011 – AKOO Clothing Brand has recently produced the “I’m Back” limited edition T-shirt. These one colored t-shirts with simple white font in capitals across the chest were developed to celebrate its founder T.I.’s return to the spotlight. Supporting charitable initiatives through the sale of the “I’m Back” t-shirts, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Music Education Group and Saving Our Daughters; both not for profit organizations.
High demand for the T.I. “I’m Back” t-shirts has led to their exclusive availability via the AKOO Clothing online store. Purchasing these t-shirts assists organizations in need of public support. For more information, or to buy an "I'm Back" t-shirt see the AKOO Clothing Brands' online store at http://akooclothingbrand.mybigcommerce.com/im-back-tee-caviar/
Emerging fashion icon Ciara, 25, wore Hellmuth diamond earrings and rings to the Barbara Bui Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week yesterday. Ciara stunned everyone with her retro cat eye makeup and curve fitting Barbara Bui outfit.
According to Upscalehype.com, Lindsay Lohan was spotted out in New York City dressed in all black last week. She wore a black long sleeve sweater layered over a skirt which she accessorized with a Chanel logo belt and black suede Walter Steiger “Oscar” platform ankle boots ($950).
Rap mogul Jay Z accompanied his pregnant wife Beyoncé to the launch of her fragrance 'Pulse' at the Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City last night. When the couple left the hotel, Jay Z watched as another man (Bey's loyal bodyguard, Julius) assisted the fragile Bey down the steps. In the photo below, Julius uses his entire body to protect Beyoncé, while Jay Z -- her husband -- barely extends a hand to help her.
What kind of man is Jay Z? Your wife is pregnant and you stand by lamely while another man assists her down some steps? I don't care if Julius is paid to assist her. When your wife is pregnant with your child, your natural instinct, as a man, to protect her from harm should automatically kick in.
After looking at this picture, I have to ask: who is the real father of the baby Beyoncé is carrying? In every instance, Julius continues to prove that he is more of a man than Jay Z. When the baby is born, Julius will probably change the kid's diapers and burp her too.
One of our favorite actresses, Sandra Bullock, attended 'The Change Up' Premiere at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California yesterday. Her wrist was elegantly adorned in fine Adeler and Le Vian Jewelry. Adeler jewelers have been making custom jewelry for the stars since 1975. Celebrities including Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton, who routinely wear their pieces on the red carpet.
Our lucky Louis Vuitton winner, Keysha Willis, stopped by Lenox Square Mall over the weekend to claim her Louis Vuitton Montorgueil PM handbag. My apologies to Keysha for the runaround this weekend. We initially told her to meet us at Atlantic Station at 2pm. Then we changed the time to 3 and 4, and finally we called Keysha and asked her to meet us at Lenox where we were doing last minute shopping for Alex Gidewon's ultra private birthday party tonight.
Keysha was a good sport, and she was so happy when she saw her bag! She said, "Thank you! Oh wow! Oh my God, this bag is thousand dollars? This is really nice! I like Keysha. She deserves this bag because she cares about others and puts others first! Bless you Keysha!
Thank you to Prince Williams of ATLPics.net for the pics!
Songstress Mariah Carey-Cannon loves everything about her Marriah Carey Collection. The Diva spent 8 hours on the Home Shopping Network hawking her wares earlier this week. Some say she was drunk on live television, but it may just be that Carey was drunk off the sweet smell of success? Her exclusive collection of Target-style clothing, shoes and fragrances are selling quite well, thank you.
Anyway, Rich over at fourfour blog (he also writes for the VH1 entertainment blog) put together this 5-minute clip of the hundreds of times Carey mentions the word "love" during the show. Enjoy.
Last week, loyal Sandrarose.com member April Lamons (BlackBarbie404) held a launch party for her new online business, GLAMSHOPOnline.com, at the M Bar in Atlanta. The event was sponsored by Seraphic, and the SR family came out to support. Some of my loyal readers didn't want to be identified (I'm not sure why), but eastpointvet, Suga Shay and Diva Mama were in the house!
From Press Release:
Women, picture yourself walking into your favorite retail outlet where your fashion couture taste buds are savoring because you find everything to your liking feeling you could roll your bed up in there and call it your closet. Well now you can do just that with GlamShopOnline.com – an online boutique featuring chic items for women that are both trendy and beautiful. From dresses, shoes, blouses, shorts, purses, jewelry and even hair pieces, Glam Shop Online will eliminate the broker offering the savings onto the customers who will be paying a fraction of what is paid for in current retreated fashion stores. Glam Shop Online will make sure that all items sold are current with the latest fashion trends, styles and forthcoming seasons all at an affordable cost while giving the ultimate online shopping experience.
There is no doubt that singer Chris Brown influences the fashion style and trends in today's popular culture. I can't go anywhere with my MCM Visetos Cognac backpack, like the one Chris Brown has, without being stopped by young thugs asking me where I got it. I had to stop wearing it! Will Brown do the same for the brand new backpack from the Louis Stewart Collection?
The Rockstar backpack comes in black nubuck with leather pockets and leather trim, accessorized with Swarovski Crystals! Brown was spotted wearing the hawt backpack on the set of his new music video yesterday in Los Angeles. Every bag in the Louis Stewart Collection is handmade and custom ordered to your specifications and comes in a variety of colors and skins, including Ostrich and Gator!
Remember when Solange Knowles promoted her new line of Hip Hop toys called Baby Jamz, which she said were inspired by her then 4-year-old son, Juelz?
Well, now she's releasing a t-shirt line also inspired by the budding 6-year-old tycoon. Solange says that when Juelz heard about the earthquake in Japan, he was so moved that he was inspired to create a line of t-shirts to raise money for relief efforts...
I LOVE to see a well-dressed man! You don't have to be ballin' out of control to put together a fresh outfit that doesn't insult the sensibilities of 90% of the general public. All it takes is a basic knowledge of fashion and a higher level of class than the average black man.
Trey Songz was spotted leaving a Zuma restaurant in London wearing a grey Burberry Prorsum trench coat ($1,994) and rocking a pair of slim bootcut RRL denim jeans ($365-$395). The Burberry trench features epaulettes at the shoulders, and belting at the waist and cuffs.
Singer Miguel arrived for the taping of the BET’s 2011 Rip the Runway in New York City sporting a pair of Black Scale “Shades of Black” sunglasses and a pair of high top Android Homme Propulsion sneakers ($220). These grey leather sneakers feature a lace up front, two velcro front straps, with a black suede ribbed ankle, and side eyelet vents on a white rubber sole.