Shontelle: Fresh Sound, Fresh Style

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Singer, Shontelle gave the T-Shirt a new twist when her debut single (titled “T-Shirt”) hit the charts last year.

Since then we’ve heard from her and Akon on the “Confessions of A Shopaholic” soundtrack with “Stuck with Each Other.”

In this interview, the leggy Barbados-born artist dishes on when she sold her soul to Louis Vuitton and explains why she’d want to be Oprah’s handbag — if she could!

Who were your fashion icons before you got signed?
I have always loved Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Diana Ross, Heidi Klum, Sienna Miller, Penelope Cruz, Victoria Beckham, Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell! Rihanna and Katy Perry are 2 of my new favs.

Now that you’ve got access to a seemingly endless supply of clothing, what are your favorite labels?
OMG! What are you trying to start here? I love so many brands but I must say there are a few that consistently grab my attention: Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Stella McCartney, Valentino Garavani, DSquared, Chip and Pepper, Tripp, D&G, Hermes, Alexander Mcqueen, Betsey Johnson, Jimmy Choo, Herve Leger and anything by Max Azria (BCBG), Bebe, Ralph Lauren and the list goes on and on and on!

Since you began your international music career, what’s been your favorite fashion moment?
I think my fav fashion moment was when I shot the T-Shirt video. I wore a pastel peach colored Herve Leger dress and a hot pair of gold Jimmy Choos. Now I’ve worn many brands and many outfits but I just love the way that dress fits my body so perfectly and the color accentuates my skin tone. Legs aint lookin too bad either! I also really enjoyed rockin’ the runway with Elle and Caravan during New York Fashion week ’08.

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JT on Oprah!

Making it into Oprah’s studio is always a pretty big deal…especially when it’s for something positive.

All the more reason why Justin Timberlake fans everywhere will want to check out the show tomorrow.

JT, featuring his fashion line, William Rast, will be on Oprah.

They’ve posted the trailer on Facebook.

Check it out!

Btw, do you think she’ll try to ask JT about his “Rehab” video co-star, Rihanna? 

Lingerie You Shouldn’t Live Without

American women are finally taking a cue from their French sisters and asserting the right to be sexy at any age.

Quality lingerie has become a must-have part of every woman’s wardrobe.

Susan Nethero, Oprah’s lingerie expert, named five must-have items of lingerie on the show this week

  1. a date bra
  2. a plunge/cleavage bra
  3. a strapless bra
  4. an elegant camisole
  5. a matching panty

Check out the clip from The Oprah Show.

Rockport Goes Urban

 

The Rockport Company is going urban with its footwear line for men.

The shoemakers will introduce Are You Established?a marketing and advertising campaign featuring rising talent and influencers in music, entertainment and fashion.

Launching this June, the campaign includes a series of portraits, visually depicting the unique style and personality of each talent and fresh looks from the new Established 1971 collection. The campaign will include:

  • Terence J, co-host of BETs 106 & Park, credited for helping make the show the highest rated music series of all time.
  • DJ Cassidy, known for his unique musical taste and style of blending different musical genres. He’s been DJ to stars such as Diddy, Oprah, and Kanye West. Cassidy recently performed at Jay-Zs wedding reception.
  • Raheem DeVaughn, Grammy-nominated R&B artist. His recently released sophomore album Love Behind Melody debuted at #5 on the Billboards Top 200 Album Chart.
Also included in the campaign are Johnny Nunez, renowned photographer and Bee Nguyen, marketing guru and fashion tastemaker.