eyes heart SB!

celebrity eyewear designer Stevie Boi
beautiful nightmare─ celebrity eye wear designer Stevie Boi emulates art with an obscurely chic; sense of structure. “My design Aesthetic is based around my nightmares and imagination it’s never to be taken too serious”; explains Stevie. SB experimented with the art of designing at a tender age─ “When I was a little kid in Germany I designed my mother a Morticia dress. She was like I am going to beat you’re a**!" Lmao! I had cut up her curtains. Also, I would make sunglasses out of head scarves. I remember seeing Paris Hilton wore bug eye glasses, Grace Jones wore a lot of shades that covered her entire face and I think she is everything”. The melodramatic designers’ initial start was in 2009, cycle three ANTMEva Pigford set the eye-cing on the cake, sporting the whimsically contoured eyewear in Obvious Magazine.


halloween time

The most spook-tacular time of the year is swiftly approaching; West Indian sketch artist Byron James presents the annual Masquerade Ball, Friday October 29, 2010 held at the International Buffet 1100 Stewart Ave, Garden City NY. Come tricked in your coolest thematic costume; for a treat filled with free give-aways, live music and a guest performance by hip hop rap phenomenon─ Chubb Rock.


trend-report: sweet deal

H&M sweaters 9.95 each
Swedish hipster store H&M never fails with its cool approach.  This autumn; play up your wardrobe with a punch of animation. Cartoonish garments are invitingly merriment conversation pieces. Pair with super skinny jeans coated with a chic cable knit cardigan to add a layering appeal; complete with rad lace-up bootie. Each sweater is priced at a minimal $9.95  a cheap is chic steal!


I dream of teen part 2 ft. bobbi brown

Chic retweet─ On October 14, 2010 beenalabella.com attended the Teen Vogue Bobbi Brown beauty rules party held in downtown NYC. The Event featured Teen Vogues’ darling editor in chief ─ Amy Astley, super cool allies─  beauty blogger Eva Chen and style blogger Andrew Bevan, minimalist make-up artist Bobbi brown, J. Crew creative director Jenna Lyons, make-up /nail segments with the Bobbi Brown beauty team, hair tips/styling with Bumble & Bumble along with style sessions with Teen Vogue editors, topped with music by spin diva─ Dj Chelsea Leyland. oh! and sweetened with fabulous giveaways─ beauty rules tote bag full of hip accessories /beauty trinkets, candy jars full of yummy treats, beauty rule stickers/rulers, fun freebies followed by the New Bobbi Brown beauty rules book .


runway news: spring forward

photos courtesy of www.style.com
Wishing, wanting and wearing- though were only in the premature days of fall, nostalgically I've begun to covet spring apparel. Could it be the S/2011 RTW runway teasers? or the possibility that spring is a balmier, beamer form of the Fall (climatically speaking). With a slew of quaint designs blossoming this Spring 2011, I found myself sprung on the budding looks of Moschino’s Cheap&Chic Spring 2011 ready-t0-wear collection. My sentiments for punchy patterns, pop-tart prints, feminine fabrics and delicate drapery; gorgeously amalgamated into one chic bouquet. Oh and let's not over-look the upbeat, fresh faces finished with flushed velvet red lips. When spring 2011 primarily sprouts, beenalabella.com will bloom.


trend-report: playful baubles

Yazbukey brooches and necklace
Double dose─ when it comes to luck, its often expressed; three times a charm. Well in this report two times is delightful!. While doing some blog browsing, I scrolled upon a street style photo of a congenially chic women ─Michelle Harper─posing against a vehicle on two au courant blog sites, The Cut and StreetPeeper. But as customary, it wasn’t the probable. Most would ponder that I was obsessing over her mode approach, when contrarily this eye of the beholder found herself fastened at the picturesque necklace adorning Mrs. Harper’s neckline; while shadowing her peek-a-boo see-through mesh top. Fortuitously; photographer Phil Oh of StreetPeeper disclosed the designer(s) of the animated bauble─ Yazbukeywhich put an au fait smile across my face.  The dynamic duo are sisters; Yaz and Emel of ‘Mehmet Ali Pasha, King of Egypt’. Presently dwelling in Paris; the decorative dual are constructing an assortment of whimsically quirky pieces. 

 Visit www.shop.yazbukey.com


beauty index: triple play

1. new Rimmel Lash Accelerator, 2. new Covergirl Lashblast Fusion, 3. newMaybelline Volum' Express The Falsies

Stay true to your natural lashes skip the glue, promote the growth. Give your pretty winkers a voluminous boost with three NEW marvelous mascaras, each formulated to promote longer, ample lashes without the falsely fuss.  Rimmel New lash Accelerator instantly elongates lashes up to 80% within a 30 day trial period; its strengthening technique elevates lashes up to 117% after 30 days. Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies is enriched with Kera-fiber, advancing 8x more volume minus the clumps, its singular wand is designed to divide each lash granting the look of 300% more lashes. Covergirl Lashblast Fusion is Covergirl's 1st Volume +Length mascara augmented with a fiberstretch formula; including a colossal brush fortified to produce lavish lashes. Now it’s time for a lashful game of true or false, which beauty preference will you choose?


designer update: october's own ' happy 21st birthday MW!

photo courtesy of www.sequinsofevents.com

Ambitious girl─within a year; with drive & dreams, your entire world can evolve, fashion designer/blogger Moneysha Walker- Moneyontherockks designs, is the epitome of revolutionary. I can recall the first time I met Ms. Walker , it was in 2008 through the former cyber hot-spot─ myspace.com, her profile photo at the time was a (self -designed) denim frock that hinted all things flirtatiously chic. We briefly chatted via inbox establishing a defined understanding of each other’s present aspirations. Threading forward─ in 2009 after viewing MW designs, Walker and I collaborated for an interview following the launching of beenalabella.com, it was my first feature designer ─April 2009 behind the seams: moneyontherockks. Poshly present─ Walker has clicked her 7 inch heels in a manifold of smart foundations, (grab a pen & pad aspiring fashion designers, time to take notes).


themagazine(ok) features beenalabella.com

beenalabella.com had the honor of being featured in the October 2010 issue of the monthly art/fashion webzine─ themagazine(ok), pg80-81; belle of the ball: blogger beenalabella breaks it down. It was an absolute pleasure being interviewed by the Editor in Chief/Creator of themagazine(ok)─Faith Bowman. I formerly met Faith at the Chictopia10 media tech summit in September 2010; when she snapped a photo of me during the event, her candid directorial is what inveigled me. She didn’t want the generic picture-ready guise, she opted for an effortless yet organic stance. I would like to thank the magazine(ok) once again for the amazing feature. To view the interview click on the page (above) and the article will enlarge, click on arrows to view next page.