The CHICcap: W Thinks Pink- Cure on the Catwalk

Oh…..hey there!

It’s been a month, I know and for that I apologize. I’ve been working on something great for you guys and I know you will be as excited as I am about it when I do my grand reveal ūüôā As my blogging has been quite low, my social life has been actually quite high. I’ve been attending so many events in Atlanta, it has actually been overwhelming, but fun!

Recently I was granted amazing opportunity to be a style guide for the annual Cure the Catwalk fashion show hosted by the W Buckhead. Cure the Catwalk was created by the Pink Heals Foundation that helps cancer survivors get back in their heals and back to a fabulous life after conquering cancer. I had the pleasure of working with India who was just a joy to work with. She had never met me before and she allowed me to take full control of her look and I think that after trying on a couple of different looks we ended up with something quite chic. All of the pieces India modeled were provided by Fab’rik.

I wanted to make sure that India had a glam look would pop on the runway but could also be worn to a night out on the town, you know a little double inspiration ūüôā We both fell in love with this great pleated maxi dress that had a chic peek a boo sheer bottom. To add some sparkle and texture we layered the maxi with a bold sequin jacket and finished the look with a pop of color with a beautiful emerald green necklace, classic Dominique ūüėČ LOVED this look on India! She looked amazing!

I had such an amazing time, met great people and got dolled up for a cause. Be sure to head over to the Pink Heals Foundation and learn more about how they are encouraging fabulous lives for all of the beautiful survivors out there!

Thanks for stopping by guys!

Peace Love Style,

Dominique

The CHICcap: David Yurman Fall Preview

Last week I was invited to attend the David Yurman fall preview for the new Labyrinth Collection¬†at Neiman Marcus¬†and I’m still trying to get the stars out of my eyes. To have the pleasure of viewing such an eye catching collection up close and personal was just simply amazing.

There are two things I love most about this collection. #1 I enjoy that the collection came to life as a sophisticated meshing of ideas from each of the immediate Yurman family members. #2 is the way the classic design still gives off a very luxurious feel. If you are going to spend a significant amount on any item it should be something that can last for seasons upon seasons. I would certainly recommend investing in a nice piece of David Yurman jewelry. You simply cant go wrong.

Before you get into some of the pieces from the collection, feast your eye on this gorgeous piece of “Get on my neck and stay there!” beauty. It totally embodies everything that I love, classic design and the light turquoise color I have a major obsession for.

Labyrinth Collection Statement:
Since ancient times, the labyrinth has been a powerful motif, imbued with mystery and magic. Great thinkers have meandered its curving paths in quiet meditation. Sybil Yurman embraced this age-old practice when she entered a labyrinth to walk each evening during a recent retreat. As she passed through the maze, its endless turns evoked other archetypical designs: the knot, which has been utilized in her son Evan‚Äôs designs; and the cable, the most important shape in the David Yurman tradition. These iconic forms come together in the new Labyrinth collection, imbuing modern design with talismanic energy. ‚ÄúThe Labyrinth collection was really a collaboration between David, me and Evan,‚ÄĚ says Sybil Yurman.

Papyrus Collection Statement :
The graceful designs in David Yurman’s Papyrus Collection are rendered in 18K gold and sterling silver cable and polished strands. Egyptian papyrus, symbolic of Spring and renewed life, inspired this unique collection. The delicate, lacy reeds of this ancient plant, stirred by the breeze in the filtering sunlight, offer seemingly endless patterns from which this beautiful collection was created.

May I offer you a napkin? I am sure a multitude of drool may have over taken your mouth area, but you have to make room for the ultimate piece of fabulous brought to you by David Yurman and family.

The biggest trend for this fall featured in the styling of the David Yurman brand is none other than our beloved arm party. But let me just tell there is no arm party like a David Yurman arm party, because a David Yurman arm party don’t stop! Drool away people!

I had a great time mingling with the lovely ladies at Neimans and I can’t wait to do it again. I know you¬†don’t¬†want the fun to end so I hope you enjoy the¬†additional¬†shots I snapped while in the company of great people and impeccable design. If you are interested in purchasing any of the pieces you see here, make your way to Neiman Marcus as the¬†Labyrinth Collection is exclusive to Neiman Marcus

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Peace Love Style,

Dominique

The CHICcap: Mattiepalooza + Style Bloggers of Color Conference Day 2

“Consistency= King, Content= Queen, Authenticity= First Knight”

Did that quote move you in a way you can not explain?! Well this is just a taste of some of the life changing bits of knowledge I received at the Style Bloggers of Color conference.

I love conferences because I get a chance to be around like minded individuals that are driven to be succesful in their own right. The energy in the room was just amazing! Now if you don’t follow me on twitter you need to be because that day I was tweeting all the knowledge tea given during the event. But do not fret I have graciously brought them to you here on OCFH. Check out some of the atmosphere shots I got and grab some knowledge while you’re at it! ūüôā
Ok, there is no way you can tell me that you did not get a spark of YES MA’AM from these quotes. I was so overwhelmed with joy, happiness, excitement and inspiration!

The day ended with Curls Night Out. Freebies, drinks, DJ, DIY¬†jewelry¬†bar, local boutique vendors and drinks! And um did I mention I actually won a raffle and got an amazing hair care kit ūüôā WINNING! I had so much fun, can’t wait til next year! ūüôā

Hope ya’ll enjoyed the CHIC cap! Day 3 of Mattiepalooza coming soon! Stay tuned and thanks for stopping by.

Peace Love Style,

Dominique

The CHICcap: Mattiepalooza + Style Bloggers of Color Conference Day 1

Seriously guys I’ve been on an event roll these past few weeks and I am having tons of fun and learning new things! Last weekend I attended the first annual Mattiepalooza here in Atlanta and when I tell you I had a blast it is a total understatement. ¬†Mattiepalooza is the brain child of Mattie James, editor and founder of¬†Mattieologie¬†which is a 3 day extravaganza consisting of a fashion show, the first annual style bloggers of color conference and an awards luncheon. The entire weekend was a way to bring bloggers of all colors shapes and sizes together to celebrate each other, live, learn and be great! ūüôā

Now because this was a 3 day event and I have over 200 pictures from the weekend, I’m going to chop it up and give you guys an idea of how each day went¬†separately. First up Day 1, the fashion show.
The fashion show was simply amazing! It was a great way to kick off the weekend. The show featured an array of different local designers and a few of Atlanta’s top style bloggers. Not only did I enjoy the show I enjoyed the venue, INK! Art Gallery as it was a great backdrop to all of the colorful, fun and playful pieces in the show and displayed throughout the space.Looks fun right? Well it was! Check out Mattie in her super cute closing outfit:)

This was pretty much how I was all night! The fashion show was a great ice breaker to what was to be a very insightful day ahead. Stay tuned for Day 2 of my CHICcap for Mattiepalooza, trust me you are going to enjoy it and Im going to share some of the gems I learned while I was there.

Peace Love Style,

Dominique

The CHICcap: Hair and Hip Hop

I’ve been in Atlanta for all of 3 weeks and I really have hit the ground running. I’ll be attending all the events I can and report back to you all with my CHICcap! Last weekend I attended the Hair and Hip Hop event hosted by one of my favs Danielle of The Style and Beauty Doctor and Lexi of Curls Coils and Kinks at the Glam Bar Salon in Castleberry Hill.

I am always in a self proclaimed hair slump, which I’m currently in now, so this event came right on time for me. Celebrity hairstylist Gabrielle Corney gave some really great tips on how to maintain healthy hair and even showed us a cool hair piece that can be used to add some length or thickness to the hair. Gabi was super approachable and I am so excited that she is making her way to Atlanta soon because I am in need of a hair stylist.

Also in attendance was one of the cast members for the new reality show Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, K. Michelle. She definitely gave the scoop on what to expect for this season, the good, the not so good and the iffy. She even gave us a sample of her vocal skills and totally blew me away! She has a BEAUTIFUL voice!

Hair and Hip Hop was just what I needed to get my feet wet in the Atlanta Blog scene. I met some amazing women who not only welcomed me with open arms but also took me out on the town to officially pop my ATL cherry! Special shout out to Tia, Eboni, Trina, Danielle and Mimi, I had a blast and I can’t wait to do it again! ūüôā

Great event! Now, I’ve got to get ready to take on Mattiepalooza this weekend! I’m on a roll people!

Peace Love Style,

Dominique