the garment room sale this weekend!

chi-town, show nylon how it's done...


the girls are back in town!

i have been waiting for this movie for what? almost 4 years now...

sex and the city: the movie is set to hit theatres may 2008!
the gang is back together and shooting in nyc right now. not much of the plot has been released yet; however, i do know that chicago's own, jennifer hudson, will be playing carrie's assistant. also, there have been rumors going around that although carrie's career is taking off, there are potential problems with her love life... (typical).

stay tuned!


skincare 101: penny-saver face cleansers...

i'm frequently asked (by one good friend in particular) for recommendations on great skincare and cosmetic products. since i am a huge product junkie and willing to try almost any and every new product, i guess that would make me a somewhat trusted source.

the latest question posed was about face cleanser... what's a great cleanser/toner that can be found at your local drugstore... when your pockets are in a pinch? well ladies, there are tons of options. although i live by mario badescu and am a huge fan of kiehls and carol's daughter's skincare line, in a bind, i know i can always find some decent products at walgreens or cvs.

for oily skin, neutrogena's oil-free acne wash cream cleanser is great. i love that although it is a cream cleaner, it still lathers up and leaves your skin feeling super clean. you must follow up with a good moisturizer (always), especially with this cleanser.

for dry skin, cetaphil gentle skin cleanser works wonders! it's even mild enough for sensitive skin. cetaphil leaves your skin feeling clean but does not strip your faces natural oils.

for sensitive skin, aveeno's ultra-calming foaming cleanser is a great choice. it is gentle cleanser that contains feverfew, which helps reduce redness and calm irritated, sensitive skin.

alright ladies, those are my three penny-saver recommendations... don't forget the moisturizer!

flirty girl fitness grand opening...

finally, a gym just for the ladies... flirty girl fitness!

i've heard great things about their facility and awesome classes like pole dancing 101, video vixen workshop, and the art of strip teasing. stay tuned for a full recap of the grand opening and whatever class i'm brave enough to check out!


girls love boys...


fashionation gets real...

fashionation normally likes to keep our content very light; however, we must interrupt our regular programming to shed some light on a very unfortunate situation taking place in the southern region of our country... by now must of us have heard about jena 6. for those of you who have not, here is the background on the case:
Last fall, when two Black high school students sat under the "white" tree on their campus, white students responded by hanging nooses from the tree. When Black students protested the light punishment for the students who hung the nooses, District Attorney Reed Walters came to the school and told the students he could "take [their] lives away with a stroke of [his] pen." Racial tension continued to mount in Jena, and the District Attorney did nothing in response to several egregious cases of violence and threats against black students. But when a white student--who had been a vocal supporter of the students who hung the nooses--taunted a black student, allegedly called several black students "nigger", and was beaten up by black students, six black students were charged with second-degree attempted murder. Last month, the first young man to be tried, Mychal Bell, was convicted. He faces up to 22 years in prison for a school fight.

On September 20th, Mychal Bell--the first of the Jena 6 to be convicted--is scheduled for sentencing. If the District Attorney has his way, Mychal will face 22 years in prison. It's a horrifying moment for Mychal, his parents, and the rest of the Jena 6 families. It's also a perfect time for those who can to come to Jena, in person, and stand with them. Thousands of people across the country have already signed up to come to Jena. Please join us on Sept. 20th ...

Source: Justice in Jena website

while we all cannot make the journey to jena, we can still show our support by wearing black tomorrow, sept. 20th or even better, make a donation to their legal defense fund.

fashion can speak loud tomorrow!

pharoahe monch in chicago 9/29

fall is all about the jewel tones...

here's a little inspiration as you upgrade your fall wardrobe...

common @ red no. 5... this thursday

cusp day party...


fashionation loves...

kelis aka mrs. jones... pink hair and all!!

billion dollar babes...


jenny yoo- fall fashion show (CHI)

wanna be a fashion fragrance insider? (for my LA fashionistas)

check out the exclusive Fashion Fragrance Premier 2007 hosted by apothia (my fav) and presenting givaudan during LA's fashion week.

oct. 31st
apothia store @ fred segal melrose
agenda: breakfast, multi-sensory presentation by world-renowned perfumer and a fragrance expert, providing an insider's look at the global fashion trends and how they are transformed into fragrance.

check it out!

check out alice temperley for target...

ladies, i know i'm pretty late on posting anything about this new GO collabo with target, but i just checked out the merchandise this weekend and there is some great stuff. british designer, alice temperley is the 8th designer to team up with target for their "GO" campaign/collection. her English country-side inspired collection will be available in stores until nov. 17th.



worship worthy wire on riott.com

the ladies of worhip worthy are launching their wire on riott... celebrate with them in NYC on sept. 13th!

and now for the beauty...

fashionation is bringing you photos from the runway during fashion week, but if you really want to see what all the glamour was about check my girl's blog, glamblush. her fabulous and thorough beauty reports will inspire all of us to upgrade our cosmetic bags and spend an extra 5 minutes in the morning!


nyfw: tracy reese s2008

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nyfw: mara hoffman s2008

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nyfw: rag & bone s2008

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nyfw: josh goot s2008

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nyfw: the scene

fashion street presented by gabriel urist & brad digital... sept. 14th NYC

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gabriel urist & brad digital present "fashion street"... make sure to check out this show, displaying the street fashions of jewelry designer gabriel urist & brad digital on sept. 14th 7-10p @ rush arts gallery...

nyfw: miss sixty s2008

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nyfw: abaete s2008

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nyfw: bcbg s2008

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nyfw: grey ant s2008

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new york fashion week: lamb s2008

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chicago: warhol factory now...

we figured that this might be of interest to a few of you...check it out.
On the twenty-year anniversary of Warhol’s death, kasia kay art projects gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition Warhol: Factory Now, which brings together works by well-known celebrity artists from Warhol's Factory: Ultra Violet, Steve Joester, William John Kennedy, Ivy Nicholson and Anton Perich, as well as a group of artists who have been influenced by Andy Warhol and artist’s pop-oeuvre, including: Kristin Anderson, Sandra Bermudez, Cynthia von Buhler, Amy Cohen Banker, Cameron Crawford and T. R. Ericsson.
Warhol: Factory Now September 7 – October 6, 2007
Opening reception: Friday, September 7, 2007, 6-9 pm
1044 W. Fulton Market St Chicago, IL 60607

the chicago social suite...

ladies - there's something new going on in chicago. be sure to rsvp...see you there!

it's fashion week!!!!

fashion week officially began yesterday and the ladies of fashionation will be highlighting our favorites, so definitely stay tuned...


solemates x the united show...

here's a few more pics of us chillin with the crew at the united show- nash and aaron (plain gravy), matt and jordan (free gold watch), gian (homeroom), and bijules. you can expect some impressive fall and spring collections from this group. we can't wait to get them in...love it!


solemates...chicago x fruition {magic recap contd}...

while in vegas...always try to stop by fruition. we love to chat it up with samantha and valerie, they are such sweethearts and strive keep the environment super pleasant, it works! all other stores please take note. anyhow, we hit the spot with the bkc, leslie and omar (city allstars), and miss eboni (plastic island). we had to check out the new jeremy scott x fruition collection - i am a fan. although, i didn't pick up a piece from that collection, i did come off with a dope spinoff of a cycling shirt (no pun intended). you can see more from fruition here...