Monday, March 29, 2010

Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses

When we think of sunglasses the brand that comes to mind is Ray-Ban, the global leader in the eyewear market. They've been around since 1937 and we don't see leaving anytime soon, especially with their new line of Clubmaster Sunglasses.  These sunglasses can be described as chic, edgy, cool, and classic. They have their own brand personality and attitude that is brought onto you once you put them on. Ray-Ban's aren't a trend, they don't come and go. So it's worth spending the money, because you'll know they'll never go out of style. Below are a few celebs wearing the shades.

Shenae Grimes from 90210 rockin the Clubmasters

Ray Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses $139.00

Kristen Stewart wearing the sunglasses during a photoshoot

Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses $139.00

The cast of Gossip Girl showing off the Clubmaster Sunglasses

Below are some look a likes of the sunglasses at a lower price:
Urban Outfitters: $14.00
Available in other colors

Urban Outfitters: $10.00
Also Available in other colors


Must Have Spring Item: Rompers

Rompers are a must have spring item, because they are versatile. They can be wore causal with a great pair of sandals and a jean jacket. Or they can be dressed up for a special occasion with a black motocycle leather jacket/black blazer with your favorite pair of heels. And don't forget to accessorizes with jewelry, a hat, and/or scarf to add the finishing touches to a great outfit. So if there is one thing TBC suggest that you get for spring that is a romper whether it's in a print, a wild color, or just black. All the rompers below are from Urban Outfitters at a price of $58.00


Style Report: Agyness Deyn

We here at TBC believe that Agyness Deyn has amazing style. She's not afraid to be different and show who she is through her clothing. She mixes items together that you wouldn't think would go, but end up looking absolutely fabulous together. She does a great job of wearing wild colors and fabrics. Below are a few more picture of Agyness Deyn style.



Saturday, March 27, 2010

The One and Only Audrey Hepburn

The lovely and talented Audrey Hepburn was an amazing oscar winning actress, humanitarian and was/still is one of Hollywood's greatest fashion icons. I became a fan of Audrey Hepburn when I saw her in the starring role of Eliza Doolitlte in the film version of My Fair Lady, you just simply fall in love with her on screen. She was known for her beauty, elegance, and grace.

Audrey Hepburn quotes that I love:

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.”

Below are a few of Audrey Hepburn movies, that I believe that you would love:

Sabrina: 1954 featuring Humphrey Bogart and William Holden

Roman Holiday: 1953 featuring Gregory Peck

Breakfast at Tiffanys: 1961 featuring George Peppard

My Fair Lady: 1964 featuring Rex Harrison


how you can look cute and be comfortable

Some people are like what? I can look cute and be comfortable at the same time, how is that possible? I thought of this last night while at a concert, watching all these women walking around in pain with their pumps and stilletos on. Getting to the point, how can someone look photo ready and be comfortable at the same time, wear WEDGES. Wedges are some of the most comfortable dressy shoes that you can wear. They are cute, they give you height, and the key thing is that they're comfortable. Below is a selection of wedges, with both high and low prices

Elizabeth and James $ 195.00
Urban Outfitters $148.00
Urban Outfitters $228.00
Forever 21 $25.80
Forever 21 $29.80
Urban Outfitters $68.00

On Our Radar: Alexis Bittar

Alexis Bittar caught our attention with a poster featuring Joan Collins for his Spring 2010 collection. His jewelry  has a lot of detail and colors that pop. If you have a fat bank account head over to the site and shop away. If not, all is well, you can admire the beauties like we are. See our favorite pieces below. 

1. Crystal Tribal Bib $1250.00
2. Large Gold Montauk Turq. Ikat Hinge Bracelet $575.00
3. Large Gold Vedome Cuff $295.00
4. Extra Large Gold Montauk Coral Ring $295.00
5. Gold Secret Garden Drop Earring $195.00

Images from

Forever 21

It seems to be the season to celebrate 21st birthday parties. See what the birthday girls wore for their celebrations.  We're noticing a trend with tutu's :).

Btw: Look number two made her own dress, kudos for creativity!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

RTW Fall 2010 Tokyo, Japan

It's fashion week in Japan. So far we love the collection from G.V.G.V. the most. See our favorite looks  below and View entire collection at WWD.

Kayce by Day Sunni Ali Ber by Night

We aren't sure if we can list this as a hobby, but style scouting is one of our favorite things to do before we venture off to morning classes. Our eyes endlessly wander around campus for people with style worthy to be shot by the Sartorialist yet still conscious about being dressed appropriately for school. Monday morning we spotted Kayce, a seemingly friendly student with beaucoup fashion sense. The only problem was we were ill equipped to capture his outfit... the camera was still sitting in a purse from the previous day! However, he was willing to meet us later. Wednesday swiftly approached with plans to track the guy with indelible style down. Until he told us he "wasn't really dressed up today". At first, a slight sense of melancholy began to move in until we remembered that dressing down doesn't always mean that one's style vanishes. Turns out, Kayce's idea of "not dressed up" is more impressive than the average student (see Wednesday's outfit above). Here's where the interesting part comes in, this style maven is an artist that goes by the name of Sunni Ali Ber. Although he's currently labeled as underground, we'd be willing to bet that label will change in the near future. His songs aren't shallow, the music is interesting enough to keep our attention which says a lot, and his "flow" mirrors the likes of Lupe Fiasco and The Cool Kids. What's unique about him is he's more than music. With style, brains (a sophomore civil engineering major with junior credits) and talent you seriously cannot go wrong. Sunni Ali Ber will be releasing a mixtape titled Cake & Candle Wax. We'll be sure to feature it once it arrives but click here until it's ready to be served.

By the way, we think the late King would totally approve of the Kayce using his name :).

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Documenting Style at CSULB 3.34.2010

Meet Christine and Moment. They were both rushing to class but, we had to shoot them. They're the epitome of street style. 

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Body of Work by Debra Burrough

TBC: What influenced your collection as a whole?
DB: Well I have 3 main influences, they are the traditional Japanese arashi and shibui technique, the West African masquerade costuming, and the African American southern piecing of stripped piecing of quilts.

TBC: You mentioned the West African Culture, have you been able to visit?
DB: I’ve seen some collections at the Fowler [Museum], particularly they had one of the women of Sierra Leone almost about two years ago. They had a collection of their costumes and their masquerade and their sculpture.

TBC: Can you tell me about the process, how long did it take to create?
DB: This large costume this is kind of the West African Masquerade costume that I was influenced by [points toward the piece in the third picture]. It took some time; I started a portion of it last semester, the fall semester. And I expanded it over the break and a portion of this semester.

TBC: What kind of material did you use?
DB: For this one, there’s raffia, I have some woven yarn, sisal, jute, and natural organic fibers. 

TBC: Do you think you might go into the fashion scene, and sell some of the tie-dye pieces?
DB: Yes, I have an interest in textile surface designing which is creating the patterns that go on the fabric.

TBC: Any favorite experiences from creating?
DB: It’s the process, when I began to work with the materials I like to work with the different textures and materials, it’s in the moment.

TBC: So you don’t map it out before hand?
DB: It’s kind of improvisational in a sense. I have a concept. But, it really comes together when I’m actually working.

TBC: Is there anything you want to add that I didn’t cover?
DB: Just, that I enjoyed this.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Shia LaBeouf : GQ's April 2010 Cover

Shia LaBeouf is on the new cover of April’s GQ, that we are going to pick up immediately. He talks about his starring role in the new film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; directed by the amazing Oliver Stone, his gorgeous girlfriend/great actress Carey Mulligan, his infamous car crash that left him with fingers missing, and his newfound hobby of trading boxers in the market. We here at TBC suggest that you check out the interview online at or go pick up the magazine. Below are my pictures from the magazine of Shia looking extremely hot and daper.


Documenting Style at CSULB 3.16. 2010

Who: Kylee
What: Shawl over a belted skirt
Where: CSULB 
Why: Her outfit had a bohemian chic feel to it.

Who: Dan 
What: Plaid Shirt paired with grey pants and brown leather shoes
Where: CSULB
Why: We love how he mixed colors 

Click here to see more street style at CSULB

LA the City of Angeles

First spotted on "You Give Good Link", We decided to share this video because it's too beautiful not too.

We Love Nail Art

A few years ago a Bazaar Girl fell in love with crazy nail art. Here are some of our favorites.
We'll let the creativity speak for itself. 

Teyana Taylor 

Michelle Phan

Solange Knowles


photo credit: Solange Knowles, Michelle Phan, Teyana Taylor, Ericka Franklin