Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Highlights

2013 inspired so many different great fashion topics for me to share. From current trends to local fashion events, I covered a little bit of everything. I don't like to play favorites when it comes to everything I write but I do have some post I find worth highlighting  from 2013 For nostalgic sake, I am re-sharing them for the last day of 2013 right now! Check them out!

Happy New Year fashion friends! See you in 2014! 

Metro Diva

Monday, December 30, 2013

Looking Back: Favorite 2013 look

As 2013 comes to a close, I found myself reflecting back on some of my favorite fashion looks. This vintage navy blue dress from Winkleman's made me feel like a star at Hour Detroit's Best of Detroit event in June of this year. The mesh cut-outs also made it on trend with the season. I paired the look with my Enzo Angiolini shoes and Charter's Club jeweler to accessorize. I loved it! I look forward to keeping it fashionable and glamorous in the new year. What's one of your favorite looks from this year?

Photo Credit:Raquel Parks

Saturday, December 28, 2013

New Year's 2013 Attire

It is all about the sparkle and glam for ringing in the new year. And it's the last time to look fab before the old year closes and a new year begins. Bring in the new year with absolute style! Personally, I find the LBD or any black dress, paired with the right accessories a slam dunk for New Year's Eve. It's timeless, effortless, and screams glamour. Here a few picks of some LBDs that look great and easy to doll up for the occasion,courtesy of Polyvore. (Remember it's a new year so you can wear any cocktail or dressy ensemble you wish. A splash of color is sure to look beautiful for the New Year's too. Ultimately, the goal is to be stylish, have fun, and to be your most fashionable when the ball drops at midnight!)
New Year's Attire

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Have a Merry Christmas!

Have a Merry Christmas, fashion friends with your loved ones! 

Metro Diva

Thursday, December 19, 2013

DIA and Detroit Garment Guild hosts Samurai: Beyond the Sword competition

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has partnered up with the Detroit Garment Group Guild (DG3), to host a competition geared towards local fashion designers interested in participating in the DIA’s upcoming  exhibition, Samurai: Beyond the Sword exhibition.  The exhibition opens March 9, 2014.

Designers interesting in participating are asked to create a complete outfit that’s inspired by the Samurai exhibition. In addition, designers need to submit an electronic portfolio of their work of at least 10 designs to Karen Buscemi, the President of the DG3 at detroitgarmentgroup@gmail.com.  Entries are due  by January 31. Preference will be given to designers from the tri-county area and to those with a demonstrated history of high-quality work.

The DG3 will select 10 designers to tour the exhibition and to display their Samurai-inspired outfits. DG3 will cover the cost of the materials for bringing these innovative ensembles to life. Lastly, the designers will post blogs and/or vlogs while they are creating their outfits for the exhibition.

The finished  fashion exhibition  looks will also be displayed at three community locations for local exhibitions for a fashion show. One  winner will be selected by the community and will receive a special prize. The winner will be announced during the fashion show.

Designers will be notified by February 14 if they have been chosen or not for the exhibition.For more information on this competition and the Samurai: Beyond the Sword exhibition, visit http://www.detroitgarmentgroup.org/.

Monday, December 16, 2013

My Fashion Christmas Wish List

Can you believe Christmas is a week away? It's so much shopping and so little time left. But don't forget to remind Santa of all the items you have your eye on this season. There are so many fashion items that a fashion lover would love to see under his or her tree. Here are a few items, courtesy of my Polyvore, I wouldn't mind having under my tree this year! What's on your list?!

Fantasy Fashion Christmas Wish List

Balmain jacket

Giuseppe Zanotti sandals
$975 - colette.fr

Kate spade purse

Ivory glove

Valentino eau de perfume

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

More Christmas Ideas: Bobo House

 A fashionista may love her glamour but there's nothing like some stylish, cute, and comfortable attire to slip into, especially during these cold winters days. The LA brand, Bobo House captures this feel of comfortable style in its line of super-soft basics. Whether it's a day at the mall or a casual gathering with friends, Bobo House's basics makes it easy to look and feel good too. The line also makes the perfect gift. The priceline ranges from $85 to $255 and is available at Saks Fifth Avenue.

               Photo Caption: Bobo House

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013 comes on tonight on CBS! Tune in for the show at 10pm.

Photo Caption: Google Image Search

Fashion Christmas Gifts Under $100

Photo Caption: Raquel Parks
It is 16 days until Christmas! Are you done shopping for all your loved ones yet? The pressure can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you are on a budget. How do you pick a gift stylish and thoughtful enough to please everyone on the Christmas list? Find out on CBS Detroit.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday

What Cyber Monday deals are you excited about this year?! Follow me on Twitter for all the Cyber deals I come across today!

ALSO, check out two of my favorite Cyber Monday deals:
1) Victoria's Secret
2) Macy's 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm thankful for my loving, supportive family and friends. I'm also thankful for all my fabulous supporters and readers! Thank you for everything! Happy Thanksgiving and have a safe weekend!

Metro Diva 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Today's OOTD

Photo Caption:Raquel Parks
For today's extremely cold weather, MDP opted for a green polo sweater and paired it with a pink Michael Kors handbag, black slacks, pearls, and a leopard scarf with a hint of pink. Where to shop for this look: T.J. Maxx-- it's a one-stop shop!  

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Relationship Collection Launch & Fundraiser

Don't miss out on this exciting fundraising event, NKFM 11/30/13. For more information visit, http://stylelinemag.com/special-features/events/

Essential Boots For A Local Fashionista to Have In Her Closet

Michigan's winter  is just around the corner. Do you have the right boots equipped for the unpredictable weather? Head to CBS Detroit to learn which boot styles that are essential to being stylish and weather-ready for the current and upcoming season.
Photo Credit: Macy's.com,  Jessica Simpson Audrey Over-The-Knee Platform Boots

Monday, November 11, 2013

Hour's Best Dressed 2013 Dress Guide

Hour Detroit Magazine is returning with its annual issue that  honors some of Detroit's  most stylish  and is inviting YOU to to participate in the celebration! Do you know what to wear? Do you have your fashion game ready? Pick up some style and dress tips from Metro Diva on CBS Detroit.

Photo Credit: Hour Detroit Magazine

Happy Veterans Day!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Fashionable Fall 13'/Winter 14' Outerwear

Photo Credit: MDP Polyvore

This is the season and year for warm, stylish outerwear and therefore it’s important to be prepared for the temperature drop. Here are six outwear styles a fashionista should have in her closet for the chaging season.

1) Leather Jacket
A leather jacket is a seasonal staple. Don’t have one? Get one!

2) Capes
Capes are dramatic and fiercely, stylish. They can add as little or as much as warmth as you wish during the season. They are not easy to find but are totally worth the shopping trip!

Overcoats are trending this season. They are perfect for the extra cold days and come in assortment of colors.

4) Peacoat
Peacoats are a great alternative to the leather coat and versatile for work and play during after hours.

5) Down/ Parka Coat
 A down coat or parka must be in your closet when you live in Michigan. After all a fashionista can not let a little or ton of snow get in her way. Invest in at least two reliable, fashionable down or parka coats for the season. It will be your best friend for the winter!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Fall 2013 Must-Try Nail Colors

Photo Credit: Essie.com
There are so many nail colors to love and try this season! The right color can add a pop of flair to any look. Pair a great nail color with some great top coats and nail art for a fashionable nails. Here are 6 nail colors MD would love to try for the fall:

1) Matte Top Color by O.P.I

Thursday, October 10, 2013

National Handbag Day

In honor of National Handbag day, I would like to post a pic of my favorite bag in my closet which is my Boston style Gucci handbag with specs of gold. It's truly a unique which is why I love it!!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

My Current Favorite Fall Accessory

As the season shifts to fall, I've found scarves to be both warm and fashionable. I get cold easily so a scarf is perfect for additional warmth and style. A nice satin or cotton scarf can add to any outfit and it's perfect for the extra chilly mornings. It has become one of my favorite fall accessories this year. Check out a few of my beautiful scarves below from Paris and London. What's your favorite fall accessory?

Photo Credit: Raquel Parks

Friday, October 4, 2013

Fall 2013 Trends

Fall is here and as usual, designers have created plenty of loveable trend looks for the season. The best part about this year's trends is that they are very wearable and stylish! To learn more about Fall 2013 trends, visit CBS Detroit.
Photo Credit: Raquel Parks

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

MDP's Favorite Fall 2013 shoes

MDP loves a great pair of shoes and this season she's in love with black leather! It's classic, sassy, and edgy. Take a peek at these must-have shoes for Fall 2013!

(From top left to bottom right)

1) Fendi

2) Giuseppe Zanotti

3) Michael Kors

4) Michael Kors

Monday, September 30, 2013

MDP'S Favorite Fall 2013 Handbags

Fall is here and the best way to welcome the season is to shop the latest fashion, of course! There are plenty of fashionable, beautiful items to love for the Fall season. One of MDP’s essential fashion accessories are handbags therefore she always have her eye on the latest handbags. Check out these top 5 handbags that MDP is loving for the Fall.

Photo Credit: Louis Vuitton website
W PM M40941 $4,000 by Louis Vuitton  
Photo Credit: Louis Vuitton website
Alma GM  M91687 $2,740.00 by Louis Vuitton 
Photo Credit: Katespade.com
2 Park Avenue Beau Bag $998 by Katespade

Photo Credit:Michael Kors.com
Michael Kors Skorpios Ring Tote in Cinnamon leather $995

Photo Credit: Gucci.com
Red Microguccissima Glossy Patent Leather Handbag $1,590 by Gucci

Monday, September 23, 2013

MDP's Favorite 65th Emmy Looks

Many actresses kept it simple and a bit traditional when it came to their 65th Emmys fashion. Therefore, there were not a lot of looks that caught MDP'S eye. However, there were a handful of looks that were exceptional and beautiful.  Here are MDP's top 4 favorite looks from the Emmys:

1) Kerry Washington in Marchesa

2) Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang 
3)Linda Cardellini in Donna Karan Atelier  
4)Rocsi Diaz in Michael Costello

What did you think of the 65th Emmys Fashion?

Monday, September 16, 2013

Q&A with MFW founder

Michigan Fashion Week kicks off this week! Catch the details on this year's events and more from MDP'S in-depth Q&A interview with MFW Founder, Loren Jordan on CBS Detroit:http://cbsloc.al/17TdBgK

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

NYFW 2014 collection review: Christian Siriano

Photo Credit:Style.com

Christian Siriano’s Spring 2014 collection can best be described as  beautiful, airy, and colorful. The collection implemented so many different elements for the spring that included:  sheer, a unique, floral water paint pattern,  a black and white houndstooth-like pattern, and  a mixture of pastel and bright colors (white, tangerine orange, yellow and turquoise). 

The collection popped with a fresh , lightness that is the essence of spring.  Siriano’s collection also highlighted a chic ,feminine style for the day and an ultra classy, sophisticated look for the evening. Christian Siriano’s Spring 2014 collection was an impressive variety of styles and had an elegant essence carried throughout each and every look.

There's more of NYFW Spring 2014 designer collections to look forward to this week. Also, catch a few more of my reviews during this month for NYFW. Happy Fashion Month!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

New York Fashion Week Spring 2014

Michigan and Detroit Fashion Week are still weeks away but New York Fashion Week is back in full effect today! Catch a glimpse of the latest fashion creations for Spring 2014 from the world's best designers. NYFW will be held 9/5 to 9/12. Can't make it to NY? Stay up to date on the Mercedes Benz New Your Fashion Week website:http://www.mbfashionweek.com/press/

Monday, September 2, 2013