Riri, B and Cici Rock Falling Whistles Necklaces to Aid Children Soldiers in the Congo

Jewelry with a cause! I was browsing necolebitchie.com and fell upon an article showcasing Rihanna, Beyonce and Ciara rocking these whistle necklaces by a line labeled Falling Whistle; a non profit organization that contributes 100% of its proceeds to rehabilitate the war affected children in the Congo and fight for peace in the nation. The story behind the children with the whistles is heart wrenching. Here’s an excerpt from necolebitchie.com that summarizes their story pretty well:

“The Democratic Republic of the Congo has child soldiers. They kidnap young boys torture them and force them to be soldiers. The ones that are too small to hold guns are given whistles and are put on the front lines. Their job is to blow a whistle to let everyone know when the enemy is coming, so they are the first ones killed. The whistles are sold and 100% of the proceeds go to rehabilitating the ones that escape.”

Read more of the story HERE

Lovin Ciara’s poncho!

You can purchase a whistle necklace and become a whistle blower for peace like these ladies on the Falling Whistles website. The whistles come in gold , silver, bushed and gunmetal and price range from a measley $34 to $104.

To buy a fallen whistle necklace and support this cause CLICK HERE

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Rihanna and Zoe Saldana Rock Spring's Biggest Trends on the Red Carpet

These two fashionistas are glowing in Spring’s biggest trends, both wearing pastel-colored ensembles that are detailed with structured shoulders and  accessorized with long but subtle, layered chains!  They look effortless, dont they??? Rihanna is wearing a Christian Dior minidress at the 2010 Kids’ Choice Awards, and Zoe Saldana wore Roland Mouret Couture at her Avatar Movie Premier. Lovely ladies!!!

Sources: elle.com

Rihanna and Zoe Saldana Rock Spring’s Biggest Trends on the Red Carpet

These two fashionistas are glowing in Spring’s biggest trends, both wearing pastel-colored ensembles that are detailed with structured shoulders and  accessorized with long but subtle, layered chains!  They look effortless, dont they??? Rihanna is wearing a Christian Dior minidress at the 2010 Kids’ Choice Awards, and Zoe Saldana wore Roland Mouret Couture at her Avatar Movie Premier. Lovely ladies!!!

Sources: elle.com

Kim Kardashian and Rihanna Add Some Spice To A Trendy Pink Shoulder Dress

I love the idea of wearing statement necklaces to spice up a monotone dress. Take note of Rihanna nd Kim Kardashian, who both chose to accessorize their exact same pink shoulder-detail dress with a head turning bib necklace, giving their ensemble just the right dose of edginess!

I cannot, for the life of me, figure out who makes the dress…but if you like the look check out some outfit ideas below! Dresses with shoulder detail will be big this spring!

Clockwise starting from the far left:

1. MARIANNE Trien Bib Necklace, $270

2. Aqua Couture Oversize Shoulder V-Back Stretch Dress, $145

3.  TopShop Crochet Shoulder Dress, $90

4. GB Couture by Emily & Ashley Flower Bib Necklace, $525

5. ASOS Shoulder Pad Slash Neck Body Con Dress, $44

6. Oasis.com Metal Grid Choker, $14

7. Elizabeth and James Fete silk-blend dress, $395

8. Marlee’s Coral & Turquoise Antique Bib Style Necklace, $47

9. Rare Lazer Cut Lace Shoulder Dress, $69

10. R.J. Graziano “Life Exotic” Simulated Gem and Crystal 16″ Bib Necklace, $115

Pics via: YBF

****4/2/10 UPDATE! The dress these two are wearing is the Couture Puffed-Sleeve Dress by McQ by Alexander McQueen according to RihannaDaily.com****

Trend Alert! Shoulder Jewelry!

Trend Alert! Shoulder Jewelry is going mainstream! Whooo hooo! And I LOVE it! Everyone from country music star Carrie Underwood to pop diva Rihanna are rockin’ them. We’ve been diggin’ this look since we saw the Litter girls sporting them. We then saw shoulder jewelry featured on Jean Paul Gaultier’s Haute Couture Runway, and now everyone  is trying to incorporate the trend in their every day ensembles. These chains look great on tank tops, jackets/blazers, and strapless dresses. Check out some of the looks below…

Carrie Underwood at the Superbowl

Carrie Underwood being trendsetter at the Super Bowl with her Rock & Republic jacket! Go head girl!

Riri (of course)

Rihanna working it at one of her album release  parties in a dress by Phillipe Blond

Nathalie Portman-Love her!

Try it on a strapless dress like Nathalie above, during a shoot for  V Magazine

Or like Cassie did for her shoot promoting Dime Piece’s Fall 2009 collection


Adam Lambert

And look, the men are in on it too! Haha…

Here are some more looks, got most of these from Littersf.com and Style.com

Balmain

WHERE TO BUY???

Check out some of these retailers….(click on the photo to be directed to the website for purchase)

Multi-Chain Metal Epaulet by Falconiere, Net-A-Porter.com, $540

SC1002 by Micha Design, $148.00

Babettee Paulette Shoulder Jewelry, $149.94

Gold Gun Show Shoulder Piece, La Dama, $65

I’m gonna wait for Forever21 to start dishing these out before I cop mine, lol.  Hopefully they get the memo about this trend by summertime…

Rihanna’s Album Release Party Dresses

*BLING* at its finest! Rihanna changed into two outfits for her Rated R album release party at the Supper Club, in NYC. According to YBF, the dresses were designed by the design duo Phillipe and David Blonde, or “The Blondes,” who style many of the celebrities embellished costume looks.  While on their site, I took a look at their fall 2008 runway show and I was in AW by the way they mixed jewelry into their clothing.

The first outfit Rihanna wore gold Louboutin spiked red bottoms, which matched her gold spiked dress.  The dress looks like it would itch, but it pays to look beautiful, and I don’t blame her. I loved how she finished the look with safety pin earrings… so unexpected! The red look with the spiked shoulder pads and chains are a major fall trend.

via YBF