Say, Hello to Christian Louboutin’s Manicure-Inspired Pumps

005m

So Kate

004m

So Kate

006m

So Nail

007m

So Nail

002m

Nail bootie

001m

Nail bootie

003m

Nail bootie

Last week, after debuting his no-chip, blood red nail lacquer to the world, Mr. Louboutin is giving the fashion lovers around the globe an exclusive, sneak peek at the manicure-inspired pumps which will accompany his nail lacquer in select stores this September.

Coming from a woman that appreciates colorful, flamboyant, killer heels, I absolutely love these designs. The ‘So Kate’ pump with the printed designs are my favorite!

Visit the official website for more details and to check out other pairs of fab red bottoms :)

Event Recap: 2nd Annual Taste of Summer Fashion Show

Happy Monday to all my amazing Vandie B followers!

photo(1)

What better way to begin the week than by sharing my experience with you at the highly anticipated 2nd Annual Taste of Summer Fashion Show?! (Honestly, there is no better way)!

Let me begin by saying that the hard-working women of The 8874 Group produced the best runway experience that I have attended in Chicago thus far! The simple and chic decor to the taste of complimentary, sweet Moscato wine to the booze-infused cupcakes by Elateibles to the variety of awesome tastes and live sounds which the models sashayed to down the runway was definitely a fashion experience to be reckoned with!

Rita Mi Margarita cupcake by Elateibles [Photo: Vandie B]

Rita Mi Margarita cupcake by Elateibles [Photo: Vandie B]

The host, J “Always Amped” Cole (Founder of @EatingGoodChicago) did a wonderful job at keeping the crowd engaged and entertained. And, the fashion designers and brands on the runway? Loved them! Maryam Garba Designs, Ken Kreates, unisex jewelry line – Lucid Rebellion, designs featured by celebrity nail artist, Spifster, bold, vegan lip color line – Profixx, SINIS by Carrington Ludlow (recipient of the Young Designer’s Award) and Sheila Rashid all presented great collections!

I absolutely fell in love with Ken Kreates red crocheted monokini and a colorful, tribal 2-piece suit by Sheila Rashid! Overall, the 2nd Annual Taste of Summer Fashion Show perfected the task of infusing fashion, foods and art in one night! I am excited to see what next year’s show holds!

Check out some photos below from my night! Enjoy :)

We've arrived [Photo: Vandie B]

We’ve arrived [Photo: Vandie B]

Fashion Show attire. Shoes: J. Lo [Photo: Vandie B]

Fashion Show attire. Shoes: J. Lo [Photo: Vandie B]

Founder/CEO of Vandie B, Thaschara VanDyke & Alexis and Tiffani of The 8874 Group [Photo: Vandie B]

Founder/CEO of Vandie B, Thaschara VanDyke & Alexis and Tiffani of The 8874 Group [Photo: Vandie B]

Admiring the logo on the TOS Fashion Show backdrop [Photo: Vandie B]

Admiring the logo on the TOS Fashion Show backdrop [Photo: Vandie B]

Vandie B: BTS – 2nd Annual Taste of Summer Fashion Show

4 days left until Chicago sees one of the hottest fashion shows of the summer! None other than the 2nd Annual Taste of Summer Fashion Show presented by The 8874 Group.

I had the opportunity to get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the hard work and planning that was taking place to put together such an awesome event! Also, I had the pleasure of speaking with one of the event coordinators and a featured fashion/accessory designer for the show, Lucid Rebellion!

You still have time to grab your tickets for the 2nd Annual TOS Fashion Show! Last year was sold out, so don’t miss out! Check back in with Vandie B over the weekend as we will have more coverage on this event!

Enjoy :)

2nd Annual Taste of Summer Fashion Show

2nd ANNUAL TASTE OF SUMMER FASHION SHOW x SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014 x SOCIETY ART GALLERY (2140 W. Fulton) x DOORS OPEN @ 7pm x SHOW BEGINS @ 8pm

The 8874 Group is ready to kick-off summertime Chi with the 2nd Annual Taste of Summer Fashion Show! Taste of Summer (TOS) is all about highlighting and celebrating the taste makers in fashion and the arts – creative, musical and culinary, in Chicago. Last year, TOS was a sold-out event which showcased local and national designers such as PRSVR, Sheila Rashid and Chicago Playground.

This year, the Taste of Summer Fashion Show will feature a fresh set of emerging designers, which include: Sheila Rashid, Lucid Rebellion, KenKreates and Ms. Fabric. Fashion models on the runway will rock looks complimented by vegan lip pigment sponsor, Kaori Nik of Profixx Lip Pigment and The Windy City’s prime gem, noted celebrity nail artist Tacarra “Spifster” Sutton.

For more info and to purchase your tickets, visit Eventbrite.com!

Stay plugged to vandieb.com for more pre and post-coverage on the 2nd Annual TOS Fashion Show! :)

#ModelMonday – Leona “Binx” Walton for Fendi’s Resort 2015 Collection

Fendi_008_1366.450x675Meet Leona “Binx” Walton. A 17-year-old, high fashion runway model from Tennessee. After being discovered at the tender age of 13, Walton has taken the fashion modeling industry by storm. With a petite frame and her “striking, androgynous beauty and sassy star quality,” Glamour Magazine has crowned Walton “The next…Grace Jones.”

I decided to debut Leona “Binx” Walton on the blog because I loved the confidence and strength she exuded in each photo. Furthermore, I couldn’t help but notice how well she used her body in each image. I couldn’t stop thumbing through Fendi’s collection! Amazing – (but that’s another post and story for another day)! Excellent fashion modeling is more than the classic “smize.” It’s about confidence, serving face, body composition, working and pulling people into the brand.

Check out some more of Fendi’s Resort 2015 Collection in the gallery, below.

[All images courtesy of Style.com]

Ariana Grande feat. IGGY AZALEA – Problem

Today, Ariana Grande released the official visual for her blazin’ single, “Problems.” And, I love it!

I enjoyed watching Ariana perform this song with Iggy @ the Billboard Music Awards last weekend. She may be young and petite, but she packs a powerful voice and great stage presence. She’s just adorable to me!

Ariana Grande - Problem [VEVO]

Ariana Grande – Problem [VEVO]

Ariana Grande - Problem [VEVO]

Ariana Grande – Problem [VEVO]

Ariana Grande - Problem [VEVO]

Ariana Grande – Problem [VEVO]

The 1960s, go-go theme for the video was executed perfectly. It’s great to see a previous time era presented with a modern-day twist. Ariana was cute. Iggy was dope. And, not to forget that bit of eye candy – Big Sean. He’s simply handsome!

Happy viewing!

Billboard Music Awards 2014 Red Carpet Looks

Nicki Minaj and Kendall & Kylie Jenner were my favorite red carpet looks of the night at the Billboard Music Awards 2014.

Nicki Minaj wearing Alexander McQueen

Nicki Minaj wearing Alexander McQueen

Kendall & Kylie Jenner

Kendall & Kylie Jenner

Here are a couple of other looks from the red carpet. What are your thoughts?

Jennifer Lopez wearing Donna Karan

Jennifer Lopez wearing Donna Karan

Shakira

Shakira

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland

Iggy Azalea wearing Zuhair Murad

Iggy Azalea wearing Zuhair Murad

Sarah Hyland wearing Emilio Pucci

Sarah Hyland wearing Emilio Pucci