Flavor of Fashion: 08.14.14| Tailored and Bowed


Street Intell and Fred Events have joined forces to not only entertain but educate the DMV on a few of the rising trends in Menswear Fashion.

Come out and mingle with some of DC’s most stylish people and experience the different Menswear trends in a mini showcase from a few dapper and chic individuals.

There will be food, drinks and style galore at this event. So make sure you’re photo shoot ready, bring your friends, and prepare to have fun at this exciting and new fashion networking mixer.


RSVP for this FREE event here!


Special Guest Brands include…

DC based image consultant, Norris Phillip has a fresh new take on men’s fashion with his polished yet approachable aesthetic. Norris works with clients to create high fashion looks at retail prices that can carry any gentleman from board room to the lounge in comfort and confidence.

Image consulting goes beyond wardrobe changes, fashion is the first step in Norris’s agency, Shuffle Designs’ image plan. Norris works with you to improve all areas of life by discussing posture, poise, conversation and how to approach the fast-paced, ambitious lifestyle that is inevitable in the DMV.

Want to learn more? Check out http://www.shuffledesigns.net to get started!





bespokeJames Hackley is the owner and Chief Style Officer (CSO) of Bespoke Not Broke. Bespoke is a wonderfully unique men’s boutique that specializes in vintage and upscale resale clothing, shoes, and accessories.

The company was launched to help bridge the economic gap that has always existed between the “haves” and “have nots” when it comes to fashion and style.  Many of the unique items found on the site are directly linked to being owned by professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, lobbyists,  Congressmen and C-level business executives in the Washington D.C. area. However, Bespoke also makes regular trips from coast-to-coast scouring many of the Nation’s best consignment, vintage and thrift stores in search of elusive custom pieces.

Take a further look at http://www.bespokenotbroke.com




nikkiNicolette Orji also known as Nikki Billie Jean is the Founder, Owner & Designer of Billie Jean Bowties and Designs she is also the Editor-in-Chief of the popular fashion blog AllThingsAnkara.com. She is the Nigerian-American designer in charge of Billie Jean Bowties & Designs, an African menswear inspired accessory line that caters to both men, women, and children. Her sense of fashion is inspired from the 60/70s era, her  African roots and celebrity singer Janelle Monae.
Find out more about this amazing stylish, designer and blogger by visiting http://www.nikkibilliejean.com


The Curvy Girl’s Style Guide To Howard Homecoming.


Singing, “I’ll always love my alma mater cause she’s my favorite girl”.

Hello all I’m Valita bka VaVa. I’m a curvy girl and I’ll be your residential Howard Girl/guest blogger this week.

Fall brings in a new season and with a new season comes new fashion and of course Homecomings! At HBCU’s it’s all about fashion and celebration during Homecoming. Everyone knows the Queen B of all Homecomings is Howard University’s homecoming. Said to the be the biggest homecoming on the East Coast [HBCU or Non]. In keeping with it’s legend this years Howard homecoming theme is “Epic.”

That means Curvy girls you can’t show up and not show out. Homecoming is about reminiscing with your old friends, seeing and being seen, partying and most importatly, NETWORKING.

Festivities officially start Wednesday (today: 10/23). So, if you’re a Curvy girl new to this homecoming thing, in need of a refresher or you simply just want a style reference; no worries I’m here to get you together right quick.

Day 1: Let’s Get Organized with the 3 Essential items to have in your wardrobe

This first post is for my last minute ladies. Maybe you’re flying in to DC tonight or even tomorrow and your still unsure about those pieces in your suitcase. More than likely you’re going to go to a minimum of three functions, if nothing else you have to make sure you have these three essentials:

Curvy Girl’s Style Guide:

1. Grown and Sexy-perfect for networking functions; cocktail or sheath dress. Emphasis on keeping it classy.

2.Party Girl Garb-ratchet night; eye catcher, body con, or dramatic statement dress. Accessories make all the difference.

3. Wild Card Look-yard fest; think festival style but be prepared for the unpredictable DC weather. Yard fest is the one day for outlandish attire, blatant trends and just about anything goes is encouraged. So bring your creativity out to play.Keep in mind that you’re a Curvy Girl and standing out isn’t an option, it’s a given… better yet a MUST!

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Didn’t have time to order anything or couldn’t find that perfect vintage piece, didn’t want to take the chance on a shipping delay with ASOS Curve, no problem I got you. Drop your bags wherever you’re staying and spend that first morning at these area shops, that are both debit card and curve friendly.

Stores and Locations:

Fashion to Figure

The Mall at Prince George’s

3500 East West Highway

Hyattysville,Maryland 20782

Forever 21

1025 F St. NW Washington,DC 20004


The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City

1400 S Hayes St. Arlington,VA 22202


10 Audrey Lane Oxon Hill, Maryland

I’m also letting you shop with me as I look for my own last minute fashion pieces to bring together my looks. I’ll update you on what I chose through out this week.

Ready, set, do it!


Stay tuned for personal shopping with me…




VaVa doll (bka Valita) is a guest contributor, emerging Full figured Fashion blogger and stylist residing in the DC metro area.