A FASHIONISTA’S wet dream

Like most of us ladies, we have a mean fetish for a bad ass shoe.  The addiction to heels and Christian Louboutin’s newest release is worthy of an episode on A&E’s “Intervention”.  If you’re lucky, you can curb that addiction with a fix.

One of my most notable fashionista friends, Che as she is called, posted her “new babies” on Facebook.  Her new baby is a beautiful black suede with turquoise spray paint, Nicholas Kirkwood shoe. Feast your eyes on this ladies…

Nicholas Kirkwood Fall 2010, $815.  Available at Jeffrey Atlanta and NY.

Another Loss in Fashion

We see some of the biggest names in Hollywood with these bags.  Some ladies dream of actually seeing one in the flesh.  I have a picture of what I believe to be the best pocketbook created on the planet, folded neatly in a journal to remind me, “one day, you’re going to buy me.”

Jean-Louis Dumas of Paris and longtime Hermes chief, has died Saturday after suffering a long illness.  Dumas was the great-great grandson of Thierry Hermes. Theirry founded the company in 1837.  At one time it was a leader in leather goods.  But just like a lot of fashion companies, if you are not one step ahead of the game, then you become yesterday’s news.  This is when Dumas stepped in and shook a few things up.  He began hiring new designers, extended the company’s lines and expanded internationally.  But his biggest success was Jane Birkin.

Jane Birkin is an English actress who had an encounter with Dumas on a flight to London. Intrigued by a tattered bag she was wearing, Dumas began to ask her about it. Whatever she said must have been really good because he invited her to join him at Hermes to design a new bag. The Birkin bag is known for its voluminous size and characteristically cool clasp that most of us ladies drool over when we pick up one of those entertainment magazines and see the Birkin bag hanging off forearms of stars like Victoria Beckham, Kelly Osborne and Oprah. More importantly, it’s known for its price. Birkin bags START at $7500.

Jean-Louis Dumas is credited for resuscitating Hermes. In 1978 Hermès had revenue of about $50 million; by 1990, $460 million; last year, $2.5 billion and 300 stores worldwide.   He was truly a fashion icon and the Birkin bag is a BEAST.

Fashion For the Cocoa Chick Man: Homme Jacket

One thing we love for sure over here at Cocoa Chicks CritiQues is man.  A grown ass man specifically.  And with a grown ass man comes grown ass things.

PSA gentlemen – WE LOVE WHEN YOU LOOK PRESENTABLE!  Whether its jeans and a button down, jeans and a FASHIONALBE tee (not the white tshirt that looks like your pajamas) or a tailored suit, we love it.  We think there are some items that should be a staple in your wardrobe.  One of those items is a nice jacket.

Homme Men’s jacket outerwear coat in chocolate, black and even grey.

This jacket is TIGHT.  It makes the mannequin sexy.  So we’re imagining what it can do on a actual man.  Made of cotton in a variation of colors but we think these 2 basic colors, black and brown, is the truth.  Very very sexy.

Are You Somebody Famous?

never fit the description teeIf you’re a T-shirt junky like me and have rows and rows of shirts sitting in your closet with great graphics, slick sayings and sometimes just down right foolishness expressed across your chest, then we have one more shirt for you to pick up.

Famous Nobody N.Y.C. (don’t you just LOVE that name?  I totally think I’m famous and I’m a nobody but you can’t tell me anything different!) founder and designer, Charles Shepard, is branding a lifestyle.  He took his background in graphic design, his love for fashion and his imagination and brings you “A Lifestyle Branded…”.  With very cute shirts for the ladies and rugged shirts for the men, you are sure be a famous nobody very soon!

Look out for Charles Shepard and Famous Nobody NYC at the upcoming MTV awards.  Before you do that, go cop you one at www.famousnobodynyc.com.