Tag Archives: Nicki Minaj

Just Kicking It….

21 Aug

The evolution of Adidas over these past years has been phenomenal… Adidas has went from being three black lines and a shell top, to the infamous inspiration behind Run DMC’s “My Adidas”! Adidas is not just kicks (sneakers) anymore, they have high-end designers like Jeremy Scott, celebrity endorsers such as Nicki Minaj and Big Sean and everything from apparel, to sneakers to accessories!!! There is truly something for the whole family. I saw a pair of baby’s high top sneakers I must buy for my son and a few thinks for myself and his dad… Well take a look at a few of my picks just for my fellas.

Enjoy,

Simply Studded

2011 American Music Awards..

22 Nov

Is it me or has there been a huge under taking in the world of “celebrity”??? What ever happened to fashion? What ever happened to  old Hollywood glamour and charm? I never play the critic however this years 2011 AMA’s did not excite. I am growing feverishly tired of entertainers wearing costumes as fashion… There was a time when everyone looked forward to award shows to see what the celebrities were wearing. I hate to say this but I wasn’t impressed at all… Enough with my critique, I want to hear from you… Please leave your comments loves…

Ciao,

Simply Studded

*Pictures provided MSN.com

It’s No Secert….

12 Nov

 

Every year I look forward to the Victoria Secret Fashion Show. It is the one show that I can never truly miss. I love seeing all the whimsical outfits and watching which”Angel’s” recieve their wings. And who can forget the coveted jewel encrusted bra that is dripping in $2.5 milluon of jewels. It’s like a kid in the candy shop!!! The only thing that beats watching it on TV is watching it live…. This year’s show was star studded with celebrities from Nicki Minaj, to Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine to the Rap duo Jay-Z and Kanye West. I don’t want to give too much away but the looks are broken up into 6 themes Ballet, Super Angels, Passion Play, Angels Aquatic, I Put a Spell on You, and Club Pink… Here are a few highlights of the show but please make sure to tune in on November 29 on CBS to catch all the festivities.

* Pictures provided by zimbio.com

Ciao

Simply Studded

 

Lala dazzled like a pretty piece of  candy….

Maroon 5’s Adam Levine looked gorgeous as he performed beside the Angel’s.

Nicki Minaj brought all of her quirky personality and style to show…

If there wasnt leather and animal print there would be no Mr. West… Digging his style!!

Jay-z was best suited in his trademark look “All Black Every Thang”… Simply fresh

“Versace For H&M Hall On The Hudson”

9 Nov

Donatella debut her fashion line for H&M tonight at Pier 57 in New York City which will be known as “Versace For H&M Hall on the Hudson” reports WWD. The line is being reported as one to make you feel sexy.  “I’m always looking at young people, says Versace. Girls today love to dress up. They love the Medusa. You see it even if they just buy a belt or sunglasses. They want to look cool and sexy. They don’t want to look ordinary”. Kristen Stewart, Carey Mulligan and Elizabeth Olsen was mentioned when Versace was asked to name a few youthful person of interest. Nicki Minaj and Prince performed at the show tonight. The music was mixed by Victor Calderone and included some audio of Donatella’s voice. The collection will hit sales floor on November 19, which everyone will buy to feel sexy.  I have included a few photos below from the event with everyone wearing pieces from the line. Check em’ out! I can’t wait for the collection to hit the stores. How about you?

Nicki Minaj: OPI Nail Polish Collection

26 Oct

Rap Superstar Nicki Minaj teamed up with OPI to showcase her love of bright hues to everyone. The six piece limited edition nail polish collection is due to hit beauty counters across the country in January 2012 at JC Penny and Ulta and other select retailers for $8.50 per bottle. The shades are inspired by Minaj debut album including “Metallic For Life” (charcoal sparkle), “Fly” (an electric aqua), “Save Me” (a silver-rainbow glitter), “Did It On Em” (a fluorescent lime), “Super Bass Shadow” (a purple, graffiti art-inspired topcoat effect) and of course “Pink Friday” (creamy bubblegum hue).

Nicki has taken the hip hop world to another level. From her daring fashion off and on the stage, bright hair colors and now her own line of nail polish. Her music is just an equation of the empire she is building. I personally love all the colors. What’s your favorite colors? Let’s check them out below.

i Heart Radio Music Festival!

28 Sep

What happens in Vegas…didn’t stay in Vegas! This weekend’s “i Heart Radio Music Festival” brought out a lot of talent amongst others, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez and one of my favorite bands, Black Eyed Peas.

Ryan Seacrest reported live from MGM Grand Garden Arena, “This is the biggest live music event in radio history,” he declared of the two-night extravaganza.

Alicia keys is working on a new album and found it perfect to sing a few of her new songs, including the popular New York anthem, “New York State of Mind” with guest Jay-Z

Nicki Minaj sang, Y U Mad, Moment 4 Life, Super Bass and showcased her talked about fry chicken necklace made by jewelry brand ‘Onch Movement’

Black Eyed Peas got the party started performing the opening act of the concert

Jennifer Lopez brought the house down with countless tunes such as “Papi” and “Let’s Get Loud”

Carrie Underwood performs her songs “Last Name” and “Before He Cheats”

Usher hit the stage to support David Guetta singing “Without You”

These celebrities really brought the house down…singing and performing their “Heart & Soul”

2011 VMA’s… The Good, The Bad, The ……..

30 Aug

So last night was MTV’S Video Music Awards and I couldn’t help but wonder what memo was sent out to everyone…. I am sure I wasnt the only person who sat in awe as each person walked on the red carpet. The highlight of my night was definitely Beyoncé’s grand announcement and watching Chris Brown perform. There were a few awkward  and memorable moments like the guy who ran on stage during Kanye West and Jay-Z’s performance. And  of course the cast of Jersey Shore…………………….

But my main focus through it all was FASHION….. And can I say I saw some things that left me speechless!!! I know some of you lost power due to Hurricane Irene so here is a few looks from the night…

*Images provided by Getty Images and MTV.com

Enjoy,

Studded

Work It Bey..... Work It

Kelly Looks Stunning....

Katie Holmes... Simply Chic

Justin Bieber Channeled Kanye West...

Lady Gaga as "Joe"....

Nicki Minaj Was Inspired by Harajuku Fashion

Adele Looks Great in her 1950's inspired look ....

Kimmy Looks Fab as Usual....

Demi Looks Great!!!! And Her Hair Looks Gorgeous

Swizz.... He Always Represents For The Fellas!

Pretty Girl Rock!!!!

20 Apr

Elle Magazine did an amazing spread featuring Nicki Minaj, Willow Smith, Jennifer Hudson and Aretha Franklin. The shoot was done in black and white and gave an amazing display of strength, elegance and pose. Nicki Minaj rocked the photoshoot with her quirky personality and Aretha Franklin looked timeless.

*The staff of SimplyStudded recently did a photoshoot as well so make sure to look out for that….

Enjoy,

SimplyStudded

Nicki Minaj for Elle

Willow Smith for Elle

Aretha Franklin for Elle

Nicki Minaj for Elle

Moment For Life…

4 Feb

So by now most of you have seen Nicki Minaj’s new video for her single “Moment 4 Life”.  If not click on the link below Lovies!

http://www.iviewtube.com/v/177017/nicki-minaj-moment-4-life-feat.-drake-(official-music-video)

Now she may not be the most fashionable fashionista:) but I must say there are a few pieces that I do love.  Especially that baby blue, chiffon gown, paired with those sparkling Louboutins.  I heart it!

Sooo like the informer that I am, I did my research and must report that the pretty blue dress came from none other than The Blonds Spring 2011 runway!!

The Blonds

Yummy right??!!!!

Well if you like that, you are sure to love these.  Here are a few more looks that came from the runway.  I just had to share with you guys:o)

Everything is super beautiful!  They give off a certain feel of fun and sexy all wrapped in one.  I like!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Structural Elegance

3 Jan

          Many of you have seen Nicki Minaj wearing  a caged outfit on Jimmy Kimmel and were wondering WTF is that???  Well my fashionistas “that” is Chromat.  Chromat was developed by two friends Becca Mccharen and Emily Kappes who met at the University of Virgina where they studied Architecture. That structural foundation lead to their newest collection Shoji.

    The collection was inspired by gridded Shoji screens found in Japan, folded origami cranes and samurai warrior armor. Looking at the collection it is evident that their architecture background played a major part in the development of their line. It represents such a sense of strength and rigidness in the most feminine way. Internal materials that are commonly used to support the interior of a garment were used on the exterior to create a 3D exoskeleton. Chromat are pioneers in that they created a sense of Zen combining a hard structure with the soft femininity of a women’s curves and natural silhouette.  It can only be described as Structural Elegance…..