COFFEE TABLE MUST HAVE…..

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Introducing Designers on Instagram #FASHION.

available on April 14, the book is a curation of the best images from over 250 CFDA designers.

Get in on the conversation with #HashtagFashion

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VFJ,

Aisha Keys

Craze Chameleon Studio, LLC

DC/NYC/MI

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CFDA- Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award 2015

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So, few of my favorite designers are Betsey Johnson, Vivian Westwood, Patricia Fields, Rodarte, Jeremy Scott, DVF and Grey Ant to name a few.

Guess who is getting the CFDA, Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award this year? Betsey Johnson. Congrats you deserve it. I’m not quite sure why it took so long…nonetheless, you did it at age 72

DVF, told guests at Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center (on March 17, 2015), kicking off the announcement event for the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards nominees and honorees.

After the announcement Johnson jumped – not cartwheeled –  on stage and gave an impromptu, unplanned acceptance speech. “I am so sorry, I just want to say this is the ultimate beyond, Oh My F G moment and I didn’t think I would ever want it because I didn’t want to be 72,” Johnson, in one of her dresses from 1965, said. “I love our  club, I love what you have done with it. I love the money we have raised for AIDs and Breast Cancer and beyond.”

I remember purchasing some of my earlier pieces from both Pentagon City and Georgetown stores..-one zebra printed fitted blazer on sale(of course) for $85, originally priced at $350..Next, was my favorite black ankle tie, distressed platforms (which I still have today, purchased in 1999) on sale for $120, I don’t recall the original cost. Over the years, BJ has been a staple in my wardrobe for her pretty whimsical aesthetic. I find her collections to be both pretty, bold betsey-betsey-johnson-2296615-639-692 BJ5

and feminine, at the same time.

Congrats from all the flower and blonde girls.

The 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards will take place on Monday, June 1 at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.

The annual event recognizes the outstanding contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry and related arts, with awards being given for design excellence in womenswear, menswear, and accessories as well as extraordinary accomplishments in journalism, creative vision, and lifetime achievement.

Let’s take a trip with BJ and her girls over the years…..

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VFJ,

Aisha Keys

Craze Chameleon Studio, LLC

DC/NYC/MI

www.vintagefashionjunkie.wordpress.com

www.facebook.com/aishakeys

www.facebook.com/crazechameleonstudiollc

www.modelmayhem.com/crazechameleon1

www.twitter.com/crazechameleon

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BAD ASS’ of MTV Movie Awards 2015

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The 2015 MTV Movie Awards were held on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Let’s get right to it- the bad ass’ (best dressed) or the lames(worst/weirdest dressed). I’ll stay focused on the best-  (blank) the rest.

J-Lo aka Jenny from the block is always on my list, for hands down bad ass.
Vaccarello x Versus Versace blazer, miniskirt, and black belt. A Salvatore Ferragamo clutch, buckled Giuseppe Zanotti sandals, and jewelry by Vita Fede, Chimento, Effy, Melissa Kaye, and Melinda Maria completed the ensemble.JLOMTV1
Scarlett Johansson was one of the few ladies brave enough for a persimmon or coral-ish colored jumpsuit—which I love to rock any form of a one piece. However, bathroom going is a bit of a hassle, friend accompaniment strongly advised! Zuhair Murad can do no wrong.

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Brittany Snow, just “pitched” a home run! The Pitch Perfect 2 actress blossomed in a color-blocked pink and red Brandon Sun dress, with a striped Lee Savage clutch and ankle-strap Jerome C. Rousseau heels. It’s just a perfect color combination for Spring/Summer and even Fall, I suggest. Color adds richness and depth to any ensemble, keep lines simple.

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Rebel Wilson- my favorite thicky Ricardo and certified REBELicious bad ass rocked it out all night encouraging all the curvy women to stand up and own your curves. She arrived in a caped black dress, with a fuchsia lining that matched her Aldo kitten heels.

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Later, she revealed another look – a bedazzled bra, hand made by Spanky in Dubai who did Madonna’s corset and a lot of Lady Gaga’s outfits and off the rack leather pants. She’s my ANGEL with mega girl power.
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Tinashe wore this embellished pearl Adam Selman number with a kick ass messy top knot. Can, I say this is the epitome of sleek and chic. And not to mention the sheer face and tinted lip, just kissable.
If you don’t know who she is …..Tinashe Jorgenson Kachingwe is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, actress, director, and former model.
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Listen to her latest single “All hands on deck” ….remix with Iggy Azalea.
That’s a wrap with Keys101

Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy For Girls in South Africa

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I’m all about being a blessing to others.

And we know Ms.Oprah is the best to do it!

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On, April 25th, 2015, Oprah will auction off furniture, paintings, designer clothing, and various other items from her Chicago residence. Proceeds will benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy For Girls in South Africa which prepares disadvantage girls to be future leaders.

Bidding will take place in person and online.   

There are some great items.

EXHIBITION TIMES

Thursday, April 16  |  10AM-5PM

Friday, April 17  |  10AM–5PM

Saturday, April 18  |  10AM–3PM

Sunday, April 19  |  12PM–4PM

Monday, April 20  |  10AM–5PM

Tuesday, April 21  |  10AM–5PM

Wednesday, April 22  |  10AM-5PM

Thursday, April 23  | 10AM-5PM

Friday, April 24  |  10AM-5PM

Contact:

Alexandra Winters

alexandra@lesliehindman.com

312.280.1212

Back to the basics…We all love a comeback.

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  Adam Lippes, is almost never caughtAdam-Lippeswearing anything other than a perfectly fitting t-shirt of his own design and jeans. He’s been around the block. Adam has never been design school, but studied in Paris for a year, after earning a psychology degree at Cornell University. Let’s talk about hitting the ball out of left field. Although, I myself and others could argue fashion is psychology….another blog entry we’ll discuss!

Working as an assistant to Electra Toub, then manager of Polo Ralph Lauren’s flagship stores. Moving along with Toub to licensing at Oscar De La Renta, shortly after joining her.

At Oscar De La Renta , Lippes moved up the ranks from assistant to international creative director. His signature style — a t-shirt and jeans — was not the standard attire most of his colleagues were wearing, especially de la Renta, who was always “suited and booted”. By 2003, entertaining the ideas for his own basics line. He created the collection — originally called ADAM + EVE — while still employed by de la Renta.  Who later become his first investor.

Lippes’ basics line was picked up immediately by Saks Fifth Avenue. The collection grew rapidly. Almost like over night. In 2009 he renamed the brand simply, ADAM. By 2010, Adam lost his ally at Kellwood and decided to leaving the brand/licensing company,too. He didn’t like the direction they wanted him to go in. Leaving his company name and trademark behind, he walked away.

Not long after Adam bought back his trademark from Kellwood. Adam wont say “how much it cost”!

He’s now back better than ever moving from contemporary to designer clothing.

Will it work?

Yes, I say. Adam is a force to be reckoned with and I admire his tenacious spirit!

He is a comeback kid you should continue to watch………….

I’m already on board with two pieces, a graphic tye-dye dress (same print as below) and white t-shirt. We all know off season is the best time to snag a bargain….click here to see what NET-A-PORTER has to offer. Of course he still has the best fitted t-shirts, ever.

I would love to work on Adam Lippes team…. please mentor me!

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sole of a woman

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