Scarlett Johansson channels Cinderella in a 62-karat Harry Winston tiara and glass slippers that were custom-made by Steuben:
Beyonce portrays Alice in Wonderland--with Lyle Lovett as the March Hare and Oliver Platt as the Mad Hatter:
Be sure to visit tiawilliams.net to read more about this dynamic woman, while you're there be sure to check out her blog, Shake Your Beauty, it's one of my favorites!
Keep reading for my interview with Tia!
StyleChile: When did you become interested in beauty?
Tia: I was a teenager during the supermodel era --Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer --and I was obsessed with all of them. I’d sit in front of the mirror for hours making myself up to look like one of the girls in George Michael’s “Freedom” video. I got really good at it, and I became the girl who did everyone’s makeup before the big dances at school. Thank God I found the right profession.
StyleChile: Who were your beauty/fashion influences?
Tia: It’s so corny and obvious, but my main style influence is my mom! When I was growing up in the late seventies and early eighties, my mother’s hot-rollered-bouncy hair, big gold hoops and sleek cowl-neck sweaters informed my entire approach to style. She was working the sexy-gypsy thing long before Rachel Zoe thought to pick up a wooden bangle.
StyleChile: How do you manage to stay fashionable?
Tia: I budget! I think the smart way to stay fashionable is to pair high and low. It makes no sense to buy all high-end designers and then go broke, especially when you can get fabulous pieces at Forever 21, H&M and Urban Outfitters. I even found a SICK pair of gold-trimmed black pumps at Payless! As long as you pair a lower-priced piece with a standout item, like a designer bag or blouse, you’re fashionable.
StyleChile: Do you have any tips or words of advice for today's fun, fashionable, females?
Tia: Every fun, fashionable female should own these three things:
HARD CANDY TAKE OUT MAKEUP KIT: It has everything you need in one tiny, tri-level palette-- six lip glosses, two lip brushes, eight eyeshadows, a black eye pencil, mini mascara, two shadow applicators, blush and bronzer. Too cute.
HOT PINK TOOL KIT: Every girl should have a tool kit for home repair --this one is adorably pink, which makes it more Barbie than butch!
SHU UEMURA EYELASH CURLER: Every celeb makeup artist uses this curler, and for good reason—it makes your lashes pop like you wouldn’t believe.
StyleChile: How do you stay inspired?
Tia: My writing room is filled with images of glamorous, smart, iconic black women...Dorothy Dandridge as Carmen Miranda, Diana Ross in Mahogany, Beverly Johnson on the cover of Cosmo in 1977 (the first black woman on their cover), Iman, my mom, my grandmother, anyone that inspires me to make a mark. Everyone should have an inspiration room!
Top- left to right: Marchesa, Preen, Fendi, Martin Grant, Ports 1961. Bottom- Left to right: Daryl K., Ferragamo, Christopher Kane, Lanvin, D Squared.
Dolce & Gabbana neon green leather bag available at bluefly.com!
Topshop's nylon bomber- 30.00 pounds sterling!
Kell's was inspired by this post, or so she says...what good friends I have!
Yazzy's ankle boots highlight her sculpted calves! Love the tights!
Love you guys! Thanks for making this the best b-day ever!
If you know me, you know that I secretly want to post a picture of Beyonce (in her gold dress no less!) under this caption, but I don't want y'all to think I'm biased or anything!
Honorable Mention: America Ferrera...
WTF? I've got no words...
Ambivalent: Cameron Diaz. I think one would really love or hate this dress...I definitely feel a little bit of both...I'm glad that Cameron took the risk, but I think this would be better suited for Nicole Kidman!
Shrug, Yawn, Yay or Eh?
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Clockwise from left to right: Wet Seal zebra print scoop neck-$22.50; Lorelei at bagborroworsteal.com-$20.00/week or $35.00/month for guests; animal print clutch available at asos.com-4.00 pounds!; Dolce & Gabbana oversized aviator sunglasses-$250.00 at saks; Wet Seal's lace corset with matching G String-$16.50; Pupa zebra makeup kit-17.00 pounds at asos.com; Brian Atwood animal print d'Orsays $525.00 at saks.
These celebrities show off their wildstyle!
Arden B's leopard and gold chain long necklace -$54.00
There's been much to-do about the mystery that is Genevieve. Everyone wants to know who she is and from whence she came...The Wall Street Journal even featured her on the front page of their September 14, 2006 issue.
She is popular, and like many traditional "socialites", is invited to charity events, gallery openings and premiere's...and is often given designer clothing to wear to such. This is troubling to NYC's elite circle because she's not a typical socialite. Her education, breeding (ugh), and motives are constantly questioned...but they do not, rather, cannot question or doubt her style! Such is the beauty of New York City!
Notwithstanding all the hoopla, I think Genevieve is fabulous and tres chic! Check out her pics on Vogue's style.com.
Genevieve wearing this season's "it item"...check out my vintage post on the jumper dress here!