Last night, while I was putting together the post for the #BETAwards 2014 I noticed amongst other trends, a recurring trend: pelvis baring dresses and hip bone high slits.

Keke Palmer managed to keep her dress under control by maintaining this pose throughout the show.

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I mean it isn’t a new trend per se, but a lot more people have been rocking it lately.

Jaimie Alexander left everyone speechless when she wore this black sheer panel dress by Azarro to the premiere of ‘Thor: The Dark World.’

Rumer Willis also suffered a wardrobe malfunction in her cut out skirt at top at the Elle Women in Music Celebration back in April.

Iggy Azalea was also a fan of the trend as she sported this dress to EMA.

 

More recently, Kendall Jenner was under fire for trying on such a risqué trend at only 18.

Giuliana Rancic’s turquoise dress to the Miss USA Competiotions gave us a peep at her hip bone.

Anja Rubik loves it too!

 

Omarion’s girlfriend Apryl Jones got a lot of backlash when she wore this very revealing sheer floral number at her baby shower.

I do love a good slit but this is way above the limit for me. It started with the Angelina Jolie thigh high slit. Now we’re at the pelvis. I wonder what stop’s next? Belly buttons?

How do you feel about this trend? Would you wear it? Is it over the top? 

React!


 

Love & Light

Lydie xx

 

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I was not impressed with the overall looks at the BET Awards at all. As in did they all plan to look bad or mediocre? With the exception of a few looks, the looks were not great.

The 2014 BET Awards :

I love these American Award shows but they just don’t ever side with me on time. Why???!!! (Crying). It’s 2:30 am and I’m working tomorrow but I just CANNOT sleep knowing that the BET Awards 2014 is streaming now. Well, usually I would nod off on my keyboard but some of these outfits are so gooood they’re keeping me alert! Let’s go:

Tiwa Savage repped for Africa big time! I love this.The pink lips and the side fishtail braid uplifted her navy sheer number. Go Tiwa.

Nadia Buari is pretty but her dress, hair and shoes ALL stood out. I wish she’s kept the print dress and down played the other elements.

Sarkodie was also on hand to represent Africa. Looking yum there Sarko.

Mrs Nnamdi Asomugha is back! I loved Kerry Washington’s floral strapless skater dress.

Nicki Minaj accepted her award in a black shimmery dress. She kept it simple and cute. Nice.

Zendaya is young so she can play with fashion and have fun. I commend her risk taking here. She always looks great. But this was not my favourite. I would love to see this without the hat anyway.

 

 

Karreuche Tran is hosting this year so I was expecting her to do some major slayage. This fringe dress is good but not good enough. Her face is to die for as usual though.

Keke Palmer looked stunning in this mirrored print dress. The dress is quite risqué though. I’m sure it came with that hand-on-the-hip pose. Did you see her at the Pre-Awards party? I preferred her navy suit. This girl was representing for her ancestors. Yes!

Ashanti let her curves take centre-stage in this cut out white lace dress.

 

Eva Marcille kept it simple in this white maxi dress. I had hoped for more though.

Regina Hall let her statement necklace do all the talking.

 

Eniko Parrish was a fave of mine. She looked sexy in a lace mini dress and black sandals. Gorge. Boyfriend Kevin Hart looked dapper in a green suit.

Adrienne Bailon served in a white hot dress. Loved it!

Sevyn Streeter donned a beautiful yet risqué white maxi dress with chain detail. I am not a fan of these vagina slit dresses. One false move and your garden is exposed! Would you wear one? Her hair had to go though.

Pretty Gabrielle Union so missed the mark in this here thigh high boots in the middle of summer. I know she’s begging for ‘worst dressed’ with this.

Letoya Luckett’s new hair is not doing her any justice at all. Am not happy coz she’s my girl. Irgh!

Draya Michele in a black strapless dress.

Angela Simmons donned a black laser cut and leather mix dress.

Michelle Williams repped in a turquoise cut out dress.

Kenya Moore brought summer time to life in her orange dress. Fab.

Emily B looked bomb in yellow. Gorgeous.

 

Bria Murphy is a stunner. I loved her nude toned look. Pretty girl.

Her sister Shayne Murphy also looked great.

 

Laura Govan looked okay but that sloppy ponytail bun has to go. What is happening today? These girls normally slay ;(

 

Amber Rose looked fab in a maxi white dress.

Lil Mama’s orange dress is such a summer must have. Cute.

 

Tatyana Ali looked pretty but this pink halter dress is so not it. I’m not even going to lie.

Faith Evans

Elle Varner

Claudia Jordan

 

Tamera Mowry looked gorgeuos but I thought her dress was a bit low key for the occasion?

Nate Parker and Gugu Mbatha Raw

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Holly Robinson Peete was cute in a peach dress.

Raven Gibson was serving for the curvy divas. Loved the pop of orange.

Kyla Pratt was a miss for me.

Erica Hubbard opted for a black lace and sheer number.

Paris Hilton

Stephen Bishop looked casual smart. I love.

Terry Crews and Rebecca Crews

Floyd Mayweather

Omarion and girlfriend Apryl Jones

Naturi Naughton

List of winners:

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Pharrell Williams

Best Group: Young Money

Best Male Hip Hop Artist: Drake
Video Of The Year: Pharrell Williams
Best New Artist: August Alsina 
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor 
Best Movie: 12 Years A Slave
Sportsman Of The Year: Kevin Durant
Best International Act UK: Krept And Konan
Viewers Choice Award: August Alsina

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Beyonce
Best Collaboration: Beyonce And Jay Z
Best Female Hip Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Video Director Of The Year: Hype Williams
Best Gospel Artist: Tamela Mann
Best Actress: Lupita Nyong’o
Youngstars Award: Keke Palmer
Sportswoman Of The Year: Serena Williams
Best International Act Africa: Davido

Centric Award: Jhene Aiko

Debra Lee‘s Pre-Award Show is looking fly!

Keke Palmer looked hot in a navy satin suit and PVC pumps. This is one of my favourite looks from Keke. I need a matching suit like this. Simply Stunning.

 

Ashanti skewed immaculate white in a thigh high slit dress and a platinum blonde bob. Boom!

 

Stay tuned for EXCLUSIVE PICTURES FROM THE BET AWARDS.

Love & Light 

Lydie xx

 

Sara Coulibaly has a thing for feet, this Paris based Ivorian entrepreneur has a passion for making women’s feet look glamorous and sexy in a simple and elegant way. Over one year ago since she rebranded as My Miry” which literally translates as “my thoughts” in the Malinké dialect, the brand has transformed itself into an affordable yet exclusive premium footwear and accessories brand crafted from the drawing board of Sara’s imagination, inspired by her own passions and brought to life in a studio in the South of Spain which enlists Carolina Herrera as a client.

 

Since her first pair of shoes, Sara Coulibaly has magnified through every pair the beauty of fusing materials, the resourcefulness of craftsmanship and the subtle yet eclectic contrast of colours which is seen in the new collection named “Heaven

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My Miry is a brand that speaks to all women sensitive to fashion and style; the bold and the subtle, the classic and the fashionable. The concept of this new collection is comfort and simplicity. There are low pumps for the everyday woman who is confident in her own skin.

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There are high heels for the woman bringing some sexiness back into her step. 

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The pieces are refined and elegant, modern and ethnic to accentuate the feet. A great quality fit adapted to the life of the woman in motion.

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My desire is to see women’s feet look elegant in a comfortable way. The new collection is for any woman who loves beauty and simplicity” states Sara.

And these sure look elegant! Did you like? I loved 😉 I checked ou the site and I’ve got my eyes on a few yummy pairs already.

Spotted in My Miry:

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See any you like? Sound off below!

Love & Light 

Lydie xx

 

So I was featured on Wendy Williams TV Show….***Squealing****

Here’s how it happened:

Someone who works on The Wendy Show contacted me on Instagram and said the loved my #LittleWhiteDress outfit as seen below. And they would like to feature it on the show during the Wendy InstaGlam segment. I was like yeah, do whatever. LOL. You know how Instagram is, fake impostors here and there. But I still submitted the picture and gave my consent anyway. What did I have to loose right?

The next day, before I knew it I had an array of messages saying we’ve just seen you on Wendy’s show? I’m going, WHAAAT?! No way. I never win anything. This outfit wasn’t even an OUTFIT. The picture quality isn’t even great. If I had to pick a photo of myself to air on National TV I wouldn’t pick this one, the American audience can scrutinize for Jesus I no want receive insults oh…but what do I know? When blessings come, ALWAYS expect a shocker.

We were out having dinner for Sandrine’s birthday in April. I was having a Marilyn Monroe moment in that white dress and they loved it!

I haven’t seen the show because it was only aired yesterday and will probably only air in the UK in a couple of weeks. If you watched the show please I need a screenshot or 15 second clip. Pleaseeee 😦 I think it was the show where Taye Diggs was a guest. Not too sure.

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Other pictures from that evening:

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Lessons I’ve learnt from this:

-There is always someone out there scouring the internet and streets for something or someone to showcase. Watch what you upload.  Stay representin’.

-I will use Instagram more. Social media is a powerful marketing tool.

-You are your own business card. Live your brand. As soon as I knew they had been to my IG profile, I was going oh gosh. This my dry profile probably won’t impress them. Haha.

-Use the write tags. Tagging your photo helps people find you on Insta. I tagged #LittleWhiteDress and that’s what left a trail. If you see me over tagging as from on, don’t say I didn’t warn ya 😉

Thanks @WendyWilliamsShow for making my day and thanks @SandrineAbega for throwing the birthday party. Thank God for putting a smile on my face.

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PS: I’m still waiting for video snippets especially form all my US based friends.

Follow me on Instagram  @artbecomesyou

BUH BYE 😉

Love & Light

Lydie xx

 

 

Kim Kardashian has established that she can do both couture and ready to wear fashion with expertise. She showed us how chic simple can look in a Black Sleeveless Valentino Jumpsuit while she took North out for a trip to the doctor’s. Simply fab chic. Love this look. it’s polished and clean.The sleek hair and touch of red lips totally works.

The jumpsuit features a  v-neckline, sleeveless, a v-neckline on back, a zip fastening on back and tailored trousers. This is a classy piece and I love.

 

However, if you can’t get the Valentino jumpsuit, there are so many pieces you can use to recreate the look. Get similar pieces here:

Black Sane Jumpsuit, AQ/AQ, £115

Black Jumpsuit, H&M, £29.99

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Rachel Roy Black Jumpsuit, £336

Black Jumpsuit, Mango, £20.50

SHADOW STRIPE PRINT JUMPSUIT BY KATE MOSS FOR TOPSHOP, £90

Do you think Kim nailed it?

Love & Light

Lydie xx

 

This week’s sizzling sightings:

Olivia Munn looked dashing in a Vionnet dress at  the ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ Premiere in New York City. Bellisima!

Her boyfriend Aaron Rodgers looked dapper in a suit.

 

She was spotted earlier looking pretty in a Peter Piletto ensemble as she left her hotel.

Pia Toscano sizzled in a little hot white dress and nude pumps at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.

White stays winning this Summer.Kim Kardashian looks good in white and I love this ensemble apart from that cropped back and bra showing.

I love Khloe Kardashian’s blue maxi wrap dress as she stepped out for errands with Kourtney. Pregnant Kourt looks sweet in her magenta romper. KUTE!

Chanel Iman and pretty pal Heidy de la Rosa; looked flawlessly carefree at Oakley Learn to Ride-Surf in San Carlo. Cute outfits.

X Factor auditions continue. This time in London. Mel B stepped out in black leather top and trousers for the taping. Hmmm, Not loving the skin tight leather ensemble in the middle of Summer. She has a great bod which doesn’t need tight clothing to show it off. I want those earrings however!

 

Fellow judge Cheryl Cole smiled prettily in a white crop oversized top and black trousers. A statement necklace added pizazz to her outfit.

Jessica White looked pretty in a see-through lace white on white combo as she went out for dinner. Gucci sandals finished off her outfit. The see-through is risqué but her face here is IT!

Heidi Klum was the lady in red as she sashayed out and about in NYC. I love a red dress and this looks a lot like my dress. Kill it Heidi.

Mylene Klass  was spotted leaving ITV studios in a colourblock dress and a Chanel tote.

Tatyana Ali looked fab in an ethnic print bralet paired with a white blazer and black trousers at the movie premiere of Comeback Dad in New York. Hot.

 

Michelle Keegan celebrated her 27th birthday in Shaka Zulu night club in London in a white vest dress. Cute. Shaka Zulu rocks BTW 😉

More to come on ABY. Stay tuned 😉

Love & light

Lydie xx

 

Kim Kardashian is all about that cleavage lately! And Oh My Love’s £32 Deep V Neck Bodysuit does the trick. She styled her latest favourite piece in two different ways:

She was first spotted in the bodysuit while running errands with baby North in NYC. A  £1,960 Saint Laurent Silk Satin-trimmed Wool Blazer, £385 Yves Saint Laurent Clara Pumps  and black high waisted trousers complemented the piece.

 

She wore the bodysuit yesterday as she stepped out for dinner with hubby Kanye West. This time without the blazer. She accessorized with tan cage heels and a £1,360 Bottega Veneta Knot clutch. A pencil skirt secured and flaunted her curves.

The Oh My Love bodysuit features a low rider plunge front neckline and scuba fit. This is a cute piece that can be styled in many ways but remember to tape yourself from every corner as this looks a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen! Kim makes it work nevertheless.

 

At any rate when did she style it better…?

 

Get the bodysuit for £32 from Asos or from the Oh My Love site.

Stay tuned and bless you for sharing!

Love & Light 

Lydie xx

This post is so late! But better late than never. Let’s go:

Kim Kardashian enjoys poolside time in  a black bikini suit in Mexico. North’s mummy is hot!

She later smized for the gods at the MailOnLine Boat Party in Cannes , France wearing a white gown from Balmain’s Fall 2014 collection. Balmain knows his stuff. And Kim looks great in this. This is one of her best looks do you agree? The nude makeup is on point. Go Kimmy Kakes 😉

Zendaya looked great in a print dress and nude pumps while she was out and about. She always looks great. I am not a fan of the hair though.

Rita Ora and a hot friend partied in style at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood. Rita opted for a print textured mini dress paired with sky high platforms while her friend opted for a little black Herve Leger number and chain sandals.

Vanessa Hudgens looked cute at SVEDKA’s Summer Samba in Beverly Hills in a white crop top and print trousers. Her hair and earrings put me in a fun mood. Love.

The Saturdays; Mollie King, Frankie Sandford, Vanessa White, Una Healy & Rochelle Humes coordinated in white and blush tones at The Saturday’s Meet and Greet in London. Pretty ladies.

Keke Palmer‘s face was flawless but her outfit at Vanity Fair Celebrates the Opening of Vera Wang was a bit underwhelming. The shoe choice did not do it for me.

Kat Graham offered her spin on the summer classic white on white. She looks effortless. I love everything. That face!

Ashley Tisdale served crispy clean lines in a n all white outfit at the Grand ReOpening Of FIGat7th. Cute Candace Flynn 😉

Jennifer Lopez showed off toned legs  at ’106 & Park’ in BET Studios in New York City wearing an aztec colourful mini skirt and black top.

She was earlier seen in this casual blush get up featuring a blush tank, jogging trousers a Hermes tote and Tom Ford padlock pumps. Pretty. 

Sarah-Jane Crawford is selling that red lip to me! I loved the contrast against that pretty white dress as she did the red carpet rounds for the X Factor UK Auditions.

 

Melanie Brown works out. But even she could not escape the wrath of this bodycon strappy LBD which looked a tad bit too tight. Her face had a fresh and youthful glow nevertheless.

LaLa Anthony looked cute and chic out and about in a white trousers, metallic pumps and a polka dot blouse. Hot!

Have a great weekend.

Love & Light

Lydie xx