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It’s our last Mail Bombs post of 2011!
I’m getting ready to go get my nails done, hair done, everything did for the New Year’s Eve party I’m co-hosting tomorrow (did you get your tix?!?).
At any rate, let’s tackle these Mail Bombs!
First up, Joey says, “I have been looking all over trying to find the name of the Louis Vuitton handbag that Sheree Whitfield from Real Housewives of Atlanta is wearing.”
“Thank you and have a Happy New Years.”
You too! Well, everybody knows Sheree Whitfield has expensive taste, so she stepped out on the social circuit in this $5,000 limited edition Louis Vuitton x Edun Monogram Revelation Keepall 45:
The bag was originally a runway piece from Louis Vuitton’s Fall/Winter 2009 Menswear collection. In 2010 they re-released the bag in collaboration with Edun in a rich brown color inspired by Africa. The Revelation Keepall comes with a Masai bag charm hand-crafted in Kenya by Made, a fair-trade fashion accessory company which provides employment and promotes ethical trade in Africa. Only 1500 were made, so the bag is sold out…but you can find other Louis Vuitton products at www.louisvuitton.com.
Nickey says, “My birthday is coming up and I’m looking for something a lil edgy like Beyonce’s black look in her Party video (it’s the black jacket and black leggings towards end of video).”
“… I’ve searched online ALL OVER. I am specifically looking for these black slit leggings or something similar.”
Yep! Reader Sun.kissed tipped us off, pointing us in the direction of Beyonce’s $172 Brian Lichtenberg Blindsided Leggings:
If $172 is too much for you, get a similar slit look with these:
Whitney screams, “COULD YOU PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME FIND OUT WHERE I COULD BUY THIS YSL PIN (OR SOMETHING VERY VERY SIMILAR) THAT JUSTIN BIEBER WORE ON HIS BLAZER.”
“… I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT THE SECOND I SAW HIM WEAR IT TO THE MTV AWARDS THIS SUMMER.THIS WOULD BE ABSOLUTELY GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!!”
Justin is most likely wearing a vintage piece, so your best bet is to patrol Ebay. Seller Jeremy8mn claims to be selling this authentic pin for $100:
We also found this Big Cartel site selling the pin for $140. With all unverified, independent sellers, however, simply use your best judgment. Read feedback, check their return policy, and pay via Paypal in case you end up buying a fake!
Next, Cici says, “I saw the stage play What My Husband Doesn’t Know on BET last weekend. Michelle Williams wore this outfit in it.”
“… I can’t find any pants like this anywhere. Do you know where I can find them or something like them?”
Not sure of the exact pants Michelle is wearing, though you can try these for a similar look:
Lastly, we had a couple last minute New Year’s Eve Wardrobe questions!
Shani says, “I bought this fab pencil sequin skirt from ASOS.”
“… I love it and want to wear it for NYE, but I have no top. I can never think straight when I do things last minute. Do you have any suggestions?”
Of course if you want to go for safe, a top in gold or black would work fabulously. But since we’re bringing colorblocking into 2012, why not jazz up your skirt with a purple, pink, or jeweled colored top? The skirt looks to be both high waisted and long, so you can get away with an abbreviated top–think a close fit one shoulder number or a strapless bustier if you’re feeling racy:
Try on a bunch with the skirt to see which one looks/feels best.
Lastly, Liceika says, “I recently purchased a great pair of Christian Louboutin spike flats and I am having a hard time finding the right outfit.”
“… Being that its getting cold can I wear a skinny pant with socks and the flats?”
Cute shoes! I’d say yes to the skinny pants, no to the socks. If you’re worried about your feet getting cold, I’d recommend you wear a pair of skin toned sheer stockings under your pants. Find brands pegged for brown skinned Bombshells in this post.
That does it!
Hope those were helpful.
Stay tuned for my New Year’s Fashion Resolutions and much, much more!