UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH MEAGAN GOOD
Meagan Good has been one of America's favorite actresses for sometime now. She is young, vibrant and driven. She has graced us with many movies and TV shows along the course of her career and she is not stopping anytime soon. I had the chance to catch up with her for the launch of her magazine cover for ATTRACT magazine. Its a new magazine that empowers women and men from all ages and races. She gave us the scoop on her new girl music group she created, along with her favorite fashion picks. Check out the full interview below.
'Style It Rich' talks with Ross Mathews from E! - 'Hello Ross' -
Ross Mathews is funny, entertaining and extremely down to earth. He has been in the TV world for some time now building his career. I look up to him because he has overcome the hard road called the entertainment industry. From being an intern on The Tonight show with Jay Leno to now having his own hit talk show on E! He has made a great name for himself with his magnetic personality. Sitting down with him was very exciting. We discussed everything from his early days in his career, to what designers he loves to wear. His show Hello Ross airs every friday at 10pm on E! Make sure to tune in! Check out our Style It Rich interview below on the set of his show.
Style It Rich 'Closet Edition' Inside Gretchen Rossi's closet from Real Housewives of Orange County
Get the scoop on Style It Rich "Closet Edition" Inside Gretchen Rossi's closet from Real Housewives of Orange County!
LADIES I HAVE FOUND AN AMAZING SWIMSUIT LINE ........DRIPSWIM
I am super obsessed with a new swim line that is sexy and classy all at the same time. I love to be able to wrap around my tummy with fabrics when it comes to swim because I hate to not be able to eat or drink at the pool because I feel bloated and need to suck in the whole time. Well ladies let me introduce you to Drip Swimwear! The suits are so fun and come in lots of cute colors. For how amazing they are I am surprised of how good the price tag is only $75! I wanted to interview the lovely owner Cayla to see exactly what made it all come together. WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED AND WHAT MADE YOU START DRIP SWIMWEAR? We are a Los Angeles based brand. I Designed the first Drip Swimwear suit last summer. It’s funny because I had just gotten back from Las Vegas, and a friend of mine invited me to a pool party. All my other swimsuits were dirty from my Vegas vacay, so I had no choice but to make one for myself! I grabbed the only fabric I could find (cheetah print) around my house, and I made it work. I wore it to the pool party, and I got so many compliments and every girl there wanted to know where I got my swimsuit from. I had no idea the response would be so great, soon after I made a few samples, and began selling them! The best part about when I started Drip Swimwear was that I had finally created a swimsuit that could fit not just my body type, but it was also comfortable, trendy, and one of a kind! WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SWIMWEAR LINES OUT THERE The unique feature that set’s Drip Swimwear apart from other swimwear lines has to be the versatility in styles and sizes. We carry sizes 0-16, and, unlike other brands, our swimwear looks just as good on a size 0 as It does a size 16. We strive to reinforce the importance of having a healthy body image by offering up to 6 ways (and counting) to tie one swimsuit, that way it works great on ALL body types. Our customers really appreciate the fact that they have all these options with just one swimsuit. I LOVE YOUR STUFF WHATS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU HAVE FACED THUS FAR? Truthfully, Drip Swimwear has had an awesome season since our official re-launch this past May. However, one of the biggest challenges to date has been introducing the idea that Drip Swimwear is truly flattering for EVERY body type. Our design compliments any woman wearing it , and many of our customers send emails/ dms about how confident and sexy they felt in their Drip Swimwear. There are still a lot of women out there that need to see it, and wear it to believe it! DO YOU ONLY HAVE ONE STYLE OF SUITS OR WILL THERE BE DIFFERENT ONES OUT SOON? The unique design of the original Drip Swimwear is great because it can be tied about 6 different ways giving up to 6 different looks. Our main focus is to get as many women familiar with the original, and then we plan to add more versatile styles to our collection. This Spring/Summer 2015 collection will offer a few two toned versions of the original suit, and we will also offer cover-ups and limited edition beach accessories! WHO DO YOU LOOK UP TO AS FAR AS DESIGNERS? Although Swimwear is my main focus, I would eventually like to Design wedding and couture gowns. One of my favorite dress designers is Elie Saab for his luxurious gowns. I’m also a huge fan of Oscar de la Renta and Vera Wang. I would like to bring fashion forward, trend setting and innovative designs to the swimwear world the way my favorite designers have to the fashion industry. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOUR COMPANY IN 2 YEARS ? I am working extremely hard to build a team of creative go getters over the next couple months to help take Drip Swimwear to the highest peak! In 2 years, I see Drip Swimwear gracing runways in New York and Paris, featured in the top fashion magazines from vogue to Marie Claire, and if my plan goes right we might even have our first contract with a major department store! We have a great product that can change the way petite, curvy, and plus size women view swimwear! WHO IS ONE CELEB YOU WANT TO SEE IN YOUR PRODUCT? My life would be complete when Beyonce is snapping shots of herself in Drip Swimwear on one of her fabulous vacations! Beyonce would represent the brand very well, She keeps it classy, and is always sexy and confident in whatever she wears. She is the ultimate Drip Swimwear Girl! BIGGEST ADVICE TO ANYONE TRYING TO START A CLOTHING COMPANY? There are a ton of things Im still learning as a designer and as a business woman, but my journey this far has definitely taught me a lot! My advice to anyone trying to start a clothing company is to do your RESEARCH and have a plan. I am really big on researching and shopping around for the best prices and best quality fabric for my product. Consumers can tell when a company took the easy way out, because the quality of the product suffers. I’ve also learned that it is important to have a great plan A-Z, I use vision boards to help me plan out concepts, marketing plans, photoshoots and launch dates for 6 months at a time. Even if things change, I always have my plan to refer back to , it keeps me organized and prepared! WHATS THE BIGGEST PET PEEVE YOU HAVE FOR MEN AND WOMEN My biggest pet peeve for men and women during swimsuit season is seeing them wear a swimsuit or swim trunks that don’t fit their body type. One of my favorite sayings is “feel good, look good ” and you can always tell when a man or woman doesn’t feel good in their swimsuit, because it doesn’t look good. Drip Swimwear is a great brand for encouraging women to look and feel good , so eventually we’re going to have to expand our line to encourage the fellas too! WHATS YOUR FAVORITE SUIT FROM THE LINE THUS FAR ? My absolute favorite piece from our SS14 collection was “Hera”. I loved the sample as soon as I saw it because of the fun texture and design of the fabric. It has a very classic look when its tied up and worn with a super cute sun hat! It was also a customer favorite because we sold out of it quick! Cayla Presley Designer/ Owner www.Dripswimwear.com Instagram-@Dripswimwear
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STYLE IT RICH HITS THE PREMIER OF -ABOUT LAST NIGHT-
"About Last Night" starring Kevin hart released February 14th 2014! I was able to interview some familiar faces like Joy Bryant, Michael Ealy, Lil Mama, and Kerry Hilson. The energy of the cast was exciting! They all mentioned working with Kevin was never like work it was more fun and laughs the whole time of shooting. I got the chance to talk to Lil Mama about her style as she explained that she never wore any specific brand. She stated that she is an artist and her creativity shows the most when she expresses herself through style. Keri Hilson graced the carpet in a stunning purple floor length gown by Kukhareva.com. I asked her if she was single or dating and she said it will be a interesting valentines day this year. After looking at her instagram post it looks like she received a dozen red roses and a white chanel bag. Check out my full interview here with Keri at the Jasmine Brand http://thejasminebrand.com/2014/02/12/interview-keri-hilson-addresses-recent-break-says-women-shouldnt-lower-standard-relationships/ Make sure and check out the movie in theaters now :)
STYLE IT RICH MAN OF THE WEEK ROBIN THICKE
Robin Thicke has been one of my favorite guys for sometime now. He has a soulful voice that really brings me back to when music was at its best in the 90's. I didn't expect to wake up to the news about his separation with Paula Patton. At the same time I was not that mad about it ..hes so cute! I congratulate them for lasting this long from high school in this entertainment industry. It takes 2 very strong people to be able to deal with your significant other on screen locking lips with someone else. Lets reflect on Robins style over the years. I am the queen of men makeovers. Robin had a long hair phase in his earlier years. It looks as though someone "styled him rich" from plain guy to sexy! Whoever gave him the transformation I have to say WELL DONE! Robin has a natural swagg that's easy to see as soon as he walks in a room. He always looks well put together. From suits and blazers to jeans and T-shirts he can wear just about anything and look good. Before and after Effortless Style.. All black Blazer with Black button up shirt and Black tie To Achieve this look stop over at H &M to pick up this blazer below for $49.95 http://www.hm.com/us/product/99222?article=99222-A The button up black shirt for $14.95 http://www.hm.com/us/product/18945?article=18945-B#article=18945-A
MY EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LIL MAMA
I caught up with Lil Mama at the "About Last Night" Premier and this is what she had to say about guys, love, and her daring style!
STYLE IT RICH MAN OF THE WEEK TYLER LEPLEY
Tyler Lepley has made his mark on the Tv screen in the new show from Tyler Perry called "The Haves and the Have Nots" on the OWN network. He also made a cameo in "Baggage Claim" with Paula Patton. I had a chance to interview him and he told me about his journey to where he is now. He is a college graduate from Philadelphia who had a dream of acting and made it happen. I love a man with style, and he definitely has just that. Ty said he spends a lot of time in the gym to stay red carpet and camera ready. He was also featured as Eye candy for Essence Magazine. When I interviewed Ty I asked what he normally wears on the day to day basis, he said whatever looks good and fits. He does not focus on brand names and things of that nature. Below he is wearing Jordans with a jean shirt and khakis Ty also likes to step it up for a dressy occasion. Below he is seen here at a movie premier wearing a suit and red hanky to add a pop of color. He can also rock a casual sweater and still look great Guys to achieve any of these looks stop into my favorite 2 stores H&M or Express to find suits and sweaters at a great price. Never spend more than $100 on a shirt or single item. Always splurge if anyting on shoes and belts these items will last you longer over the years. STYLE IT RICH :)