• Mail Bombs: Ashanti’s Breakfast Club Dita Black and Gold Exquis Sunglasses, Amber Riley’s Essence Magazine Camilla Banchee Green Kaftan, and Elle Varner’s Tom Ford Eyeglasses

    I’ve been slacking with Mail Bombs for a minute, but finally have a spare moment to get to them today!
    We have about 3 weeks worth of wardrobe queries that need to be solved. Without further ado…
    Stephanie asks, “I am in love with the sunglasses Ashanti wore on her recent interview on The Breakfast Club.”
    Ashanti_Breakfast_club_interview dita sunglasses
    ” Could you be so kind to locate the brand and style? Thank you!”
    Ashanti chatted with Charlamagne, DJ Envy, and Angela Yee in a pair of $500 Dita Eyewear Exquis Sunglasses:
    3 Ashanti's Breakfast Club Dita Black and Gold Exquis Sunglasses

    Ashanti's Breakfast Club Dita Black and Gold Exquis Sunglasses
    The only online retailer that seems to have them is a place called ShadesZone.com (they’re sold out everywhere else, and I couldn’t find them on the Dita website). If you plan on splurging, do your research on the company to make sure they’re legit. If not, try your luck on Ebay, but again, do your research (make sure the seller has positive feedback and has been using Ebay for a long time).
    *Bonus: See Ashanti’s video below:

    In another Ashanti Bomb, Desirée asked, “I love Ashanti’s jacket!”

    ” Can you tell me where I can get it please?”

    Ashanti serenaded friends and family in a $5,100 Jade floral-print nappa leather biker jacket by Erdem:
    ashanti club singing erdem floral leather biker jacket
    Splurge at TheCorner.com. Need the look for less? Metropark has this option from Blank for $148:
    floral-moto-jacket look

    Threadsense also has this faux leather option for $84:
    floral moto jacket threadsense
    Get the original here, and the lower priced alternatives here and here.
    Amber Nicole says, ” I would like to know the designer of this dress Shakira is wearing in the “Can’t Remember to Forget You” video featuring Rihanna.”

    shakira-600x450 can't remember to forget you julien macdonald fringe red goan fall 2013

    Shakira danced and tooted her booty in a Fall 2013 fringed gown by Julien MacDonald.
    shakira can't remember to forget you Julien+Macdonald+Fall+2013+8XJPB4_17tEl
    Learn more about the designer on his website, JulienMacDonald.com.
    Next, Tanya types, “Where did Elle Varner get these glasses?”
    elle varner tom ford eyeglasses frames
    I’m 90% sure Elle tapped Tom Ford for her photoshoot frames:
    elle varner tom for cat eye glasses
    Get them for $360 at Neiman Marcus.
    In a wardrobe query, Chrysie types, “Can you tell me where I can find this dress or the designer of this dress so I can find and purchase?”

    ” Thanks….”
    This picture is several years old. And it was featured in Essence, so you’d probably get a better answer contacting Essence directly! At any rate, you came to the right place, as I could tell she was wearing a Camilla kaftan. A bit of digging, and I uncovered their $395 Banchee design.
    amber riley essence camilla banchee kaftan cape
    amber riley essence camilla banchee Camilla Banchee Sheer Round Neck Kaftan
    But it’s sold out!
    The brand has this ‘Wonderland’ option that has a similar color scheme and beading. Get it for $575 from Neiman Marcus:
    amber riley beaded caftan 1
    This Agua de Fuego look is $174 from Revolve Clothing and is really cute! Not exactly the same colors, but definitely the same idea:
    agua de fuego colorful caftan
    Get ’em, plus a few more styles below:

    Please know that after about 6 months, items you crave are no longer in stores. So if you see something in a magazine, get it while you can!
    Now for Unsolved Mail Bombs!
    Nia writes, “I’m obsessed with Jhene Aiko’s white lace cover up. I retrieved it from her IG account. Hope you can find it! :)”

    jhene aiko white dress
    Aisha asks, ” Where is this from or where can I get a similar version, thanx!”

    Kelly Rowland at Elton John's Oscar viewing party
    Lastly, Nikki types, “ Do you know who the designer of this suit is?”
    beyonce red ruffle swimsuit
    We’re usually good with Beyonce ID’s, but this one has me stumped. If you know, kindly leave a comment and we’ll update throughout the day.
    We have a Bomber and Bombshell on the schedule, and *maybe* a Spring Trends posts if I can get to it.
    Stay tuned!


    Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style blog in the world.