Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A trip to Earth Bar = A Chance Meeting with Q40




Anyone who knows me knows that I'm known for butting into the conversations of complete strangers.. I get it from my mama :)

Anyhow..this is exactly what happened a week ago when I decided to butt into the conversation of a man name Jeff Stern as he ordered a smoothie at the Earth Bar.

That chance "butt" lead to this very post..

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My Secret L.A. with Reiss Clothing

A few months ago when clothing empire Reiss asked to interview me for their "My Secret L.A." series for their website I was ecstatic.. I adore Reiss..  If you don't know Reiss..they are only one of the biggest clothing companies out of the U.K.

Monday, February 27, 2012

OSCAR FIRE!!!

I'm pretty sure you all watched the Oscars and or the Oscars Red Carpet last night.. and if you didn't  ..I'm pretty sure you've already caught part of it on a talk show or news show or website..so I'm going to make this short and sweet..  

This is My Stuff She Likes Quick Oscar Round up.. 

Rounding out the Oscars Red carpet was Natalie, Viola, Michelle, Meryl, Jennifer, Gwenyth, Angelina and Cameron..  are last names really needed??.. Because these ladies were on FIRE!!!

Who doesn't want to be a part of the most coveted ticket in town on Oscar night.

And rounding out my Vanity Fair faves of the evening are..

Saturday, February 25, 2012

St.Tropez Lights, Camera, Glow Oscars Suite

It's Oscars weekend in L.A.

The movie stars are out..  getting primped, pampered and super tan for the Red Carpet. So when little ole me got invited to join them at the at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills for the St.Tropez Lights, Camera, Glow Oscars Suite for a custom designed tan...I was in!
Here's how it went down..

Friday, February 24, 2012

Fashion Friday ✩ Lady Liberty + Uh Oh there's Video...

FASHION FRIDAY
Today's Look
Tank: Forever 21
Shorts: Virgo Downtown L.A.
Blazer: Elizabeth & James
Wedges: Alexander Wang
Necklace: Gypsoteca
Cuff & Ring: Forever 21
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
 This is a very special FASHION FRIDAY because it is the first time that a video will be posted to go with.. Yay!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Magnolia Bakery.. Oscars Black Tie Box


So the awesome folks over at the famous Magnolia Bakery sent over their Black Tie Box in honor of the Oscars... 

And let me tell you they did not disappoint.. 

Here's what's inside: 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Rent The Runway.. The Pop Up Shop..

Last week I scooted on over to the Rent the Runway pop up shop at the Andaz Holtel on the Sunset Strip.  Super cute Super cool event.. complete with mini make up make-overs by Lancome and hair styling by Prive Salon.  While sipping an AMAZING combo of champagne and Hpnotiq Harmonie ( who knew Hpnotiq was that tasty?)..  and stuffing my face with pastel colored iced doughnuts ..I sifted through racks of beautiful dresses that rent 
for 10% of the retail price..
Okay a little back story about how Rent The Runway and I met..  

I was in NYFW last September and I got a call from a friend that his friend needed a model for a TV segment for a company called Rent The Runway.. Of course I say yes..  and a couple days later a fashion friendship was born.


Rent The Runway...  I "Like"

Taye ;)


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

More Stuff I Didn't Post Last Week..Christian Siriano..Fall 2012.. NYFW


Sexy..Elegant..Striking..Killer


Christian Siriano F/2012.... I "Like"

Taye ;)

An night at The Roosevelt..

Last week I was introduced to a place that I have already met a million times.. 

Allow me to explain..

In los Angeles there lies Hollywood ...  In Hollywood there lies The Roosevelt...  In the Roosevelt there lies a lobby.. and right off that lobby there lies Public Kitchen..

and in the Public Kitchen last Tuesday there stood about 30 bloggers who I am  pretty sure were all thinking the same thing.. 

OMFG!

This was my state of mind last Tuesday night.. as I Indulged  in some ridiculously tasty appetizers.. cheese.. charcuterie.. burgers.. kale salad.. potato and three cheese fritters.. sea scallops.. onion rings and and something that I simply can't get out of my mind.. 

The Guinness Shake 
(not pictured because I was too busy drinking them)


Who new that right there at the beginning of the Hollywood strip such tasty jewels where hiding in plain site..

P.S.  I plan on returning with the Nikon.. This food deserves better visuals :)

Tasty treats at the Roosevelt Hotel... I "Like"

Taye ;)

Roosevelt Hollywood
7000 Hollywood Boulevard  
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 466-7000

Monday, February 20, 2012

More Stuff I didn't post last week.. Erin Fetherston..Fall 2012.. NYFW


F-e-m-i-n-i-e




Erin Fetherston... I "Like"

Taye ;)

Stuff I didn't post last week..Prabal Gurung.. Fall 2012..NYFW


The Gold Gown is to die for!!

Prabal Gurung... I "Like"

Taye ;)

Rachel Zoe..Fall 2012..NYFW


Here's what I adore about Rachel Zoe.. Complete looks..  Although I have never been either place this collection reminds me of a combo of Russia & London.. or what I imagine it to be..

Hey a girl is allowed to have an imagination right?

anyhow..

Complete Collection HERE

Rachel Zoe Fall 2012... I "Like"

Taye ;)


Not Roses....Ray Bans.. V day


I didn't get Roses..but I got Ray Bans..

1987 was the year... Retro was the idea..and the Ray Ban CLUBMASTER was born..

Valentine Ray Bans...

It's hard to believe that out of all the sunglasses I own (which is a few) I never got around to getting a pair of Ray Bans..  Don't get me wrong I have lusted after a pair of Black Wayfarer's for EVER!! 

 I came close.. for Valentine's day I received a pair of Ray Ban Clubmasters..that I ABSOLUTELY ADORE!!!!!!  

Plus the history of the design is super cool..

V-day Ray Bans ... I "Like"

Taye ;)

Friday, February 17, 2012

FASHION FRIDAY ✩ Animal

Today's Look
Jeans:BDG from Urban Outfitters
Top: Zara
Blazer: L.A.M.B
Wedges: Sam Edelman
Watch: Casio
Bangle: Neiman Marcus
Ring: Club Monaco
Lips: Covergirl Blastflipsick in Smooch
Wallet: YSL
So as of late the FASHION FRIDAY sessions have been super last minute and about ten minutes long.. which thankfully is plenty of time for photog Jason G to capture some great shots..  He's such a pro!!

I was actually coming from an audition in this outfit.. was suppose to be a woman from Paris.. I think this looks Parisian...
These are my new Ran Bans..which will have a dedicated post next week.. got them for V day and they ROCK MY WORLD!
The Denim:
The Best.. they have such great stretch.. I snagged them before thanksgiving last year.. I think I will head back for more.. If you are going to follow the candy colored denim trend.. these prove that you do not have to cut into your shoe fund to do it.. I believe these were about $55 bucks..
The Blazer:
This is one that has been in my closet for years.. rarely seen..and that is not an indication on how much I adore it.  The detailing is so super cute.. the bright green lining is actually what sealed the deal for me..who wouldn't like bright green lining.. ohhh the possibilities!!
The Top:
Zara.. you already know my LOVE affair with Zara.. it's pretty well documented here on Stuff She Likes..
Can we just take a moment to talk about the lips...

Cover Girl Blastflipstick.. discovered it on a trip to Rite Aid.. bought three on the spot.. Super creamy..super blendable..and the colors are amaze.. I want to try them all..  These will have a dedicated post next week as well!
The Wedges:
Just awesome.  Period.

These were bought a while ago..but I found some HERE that are pretty awesome too.



Alrighy all..have a Fantabulous long weekend!!!!!!!

Green denim... I "Like"

Taye ;)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Role Reversal..The Eye candy is now the Eye..Lance Gross Photography


Some of you may notice that Stuff She Likes has yet a new banner...   
I Adore Change..



...and it wouldn't be Stuff She Likes without a Back Story..

So here goes..
BACK STORY..
A few weeks ago I got a call from my friend Lance.. well it was a text really but who's checking. It went something like this..


LANCE
"Hey there stranger.. you should let me shoot you.." (paraphrase)

TAYE
 Okay.
 with some other chatter in between..



You with me so far..?


Good!!


Now there is a second back story..

2nd BACK STORY
This very same conversation in reverse.. or a version of that took place few years back..except I was the one doing the asking..


TAYE
"Hey there stranger.. you should let me shoot you.." (paraphrase)

LANCE
 Okay.

Which leads us back to the title of this very post..
 
Go ahead and scroll back to the title if you need to.



Phew..okay got it now?

On to the point..

Some of you may have seen these pics of Lance Gross floating around the web..
Taken by me when I first started shooting...

Well now it's Lance's turn behind the shutter..

SO ...on a Sunday night.. we got together for a little photog session.  I think the results are pretty magical..

Ahh when the Eye Candy becomes the Eye..

Check out his Tumblr HERE

Making magic with old friends... I "Like"

Taye ;)


Theyskens' Theory..Fall 2012..NYFW



Boyishly Sexy. Strikingly Sharp. Uber Wearable

Full collection HERE

Theyskens' Theory..... I "Like"

Taye ;)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ainsley Fall 2012.. NYFW..

Ahh I was there in spirit...  I was so sad to miss the Fall 2012 Presentation of Ainsley at NYFW.. But the awesome folks over there made sure that I didn't feel left out..  Here's what they sent..and why I adore every bit of it.  You guys may remember a Three Ways To Wear It I did over the holiday's sporting the cutest warmest softest cashmere Ainsley sweater ever.. If you missed check it out HERE..

As you can see I was already a fan!!

Here's what I adore about Ainsley Fall 2012.. wearable..colorful..a sweet mixture of texture and shape and most of all super feminine without being frilly..  

Girly does not have to = Frilly

Thanks Ainsley for the shots.. I can't wait to touch my skin to some of these beauties!!

Ainsley Fall 2012.... I "Like"

Taye ;)

www.ainsleyny.com

Jeremy Scott.. Fall/W 2012.. I HEART YOU!!

So a few minutes ago.. in the comfort of my home office..complete with sweat pants, a can of Illy Cappuccino and two feisty malti-poo's at my side.. I watched the live stream of the JEREMY SCOTT Fall 2012 Runway show that took place at MILK STUDIO"S in NYC..

This is all I can say.. 

I AM OBSESSED!!!

Unicorns...Rainbow sequence...Bart Simpson.. Emoticon patterned sweaters... Amazing structured psychedelic bra's worn as tops..and..

Models that were a cross breed between Blade Runner and the Fifth Element...

I Freaking ADORE!!!!!!!!!!

For me Jeremy Scott just put the fun back into my fashion... 

Thanks Jeremy!!

Jeremy Scott... I "Like"

Taye ;)

www.jeremyscott.com

Rag & Bone..Fall/W 2012..NYFW



Coats... scarves... layers... legs...  and shiny hair Galore.. 

For the complete collection click HERE


Rag & Bone... I "Like"

Taye ;)


Zac Posen.. Fall/ 2012.. NYFW




For me Zac Posen is a master at dress design.. The way his dresses compliment a woman's body...super classic and super classy..  I pray to see one of these on a red carpet very soon.

Complete collection HERE

Zac Posen... I "Like"

Taye ;)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Band Of Outsiders..RTW 2012.NYFW




Totally wearable colorful..sexy..coziness.. makes me smile..

Band of Outsiders... I "Like"

Taye ;)


Photo's courtesy of www.style.com

V Day..


Love Always...

Taye ;)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Jenny Packham.. F/W 2012..NYFW


Ahh.. The beauty of a well designed and constructed dress.. I went just gaga over Jenny Packham.. Shout out to Style.com for posting so fast for those of us who could not make it to NYFW.

Anyhow I won't say much.. Just that I want them all..and you should too ;)

For the entire collection click HERE

Jenny Packham F/W 2012... I "Like"

Taye ;)

Grammy's 2012. Stuff She Likes Bests..




Some Unlikely Hero's on my list for this years Grammy's..
Okay a little back story for what the hec I mean by that..

Some years ago I was the student of a magnificent acting coach named Milton Katselas..  If you are unsure who he was just use that little tool we love called Google.. 

Anyhow... 

..A lot of what we were taught by Milton had more to do with attitude and self worth than just making it..don't get me wrong.. we learned some stellar acting techniques.. but he had a little section in the teaching that always stayed with me called Unlikely Hero's..this was a list of actors that made it...despite not being what the powers that be would call superstars..  

Anyhow.. 

..I use his slightly winded explanation to say that some of my favorites on the Grammy red carpet this year were not really what everyone else may have swooned after.. 

Quick example.. 

I generally would not put Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa on any list..Let alone a best dressed one..but I rather thought they looked really amazing together.. Super appropriate.. 

I kind of feel like a lot of the attendees this year were way-hay-hay over dressed.. 

Oh come on.. you know you were thinking he same thing..

My Grammy 2012 picks..I "Like"

Taye ;)


Sunday, February 12, 2012

A little twist of Alexander Wang..FAll 2012..NYFW

BLACK AND WHITE.. 

Super classic with a Wang twist..I think everyone show have a little twist of Wang once in a while..



Ahh just because I am not there does not mean I can't lust over the shows and pieces I ADORE..
From yesterdays Alexander Wang Fall RTW show 2012 show


A twist of Wang.. I "Like"

Taye ;)

Photo's from Style.com..
To see the whole collection click here

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Most Beautiful Smile..Whitney Houston

One of the most talented singers that has ever walked this earth.. She was born with the voice of an angel.  I am deeply sadden..  Despite all that she has gone through in the last years.. she still had the most beautiful smile on the planet..

If you graduated from any type of school in the 80's .. Pre-School..Kindergarten..Elementary..or Jr High..This song was most likely or sung played that graduation..I know it was played at mine..



I hope that she is at peace..
 
Celebrate the beautiful parts of her life!
Taye :(



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