Shyra Ely Gash
Meet #FabandFly chick, Shyra Ely-Gash, retired WNBA player turned fashion stylist and CEO of Styles By M.E. I had the pleasure to interview, well actually chat, with Shyra Ely-Gash, formerly of the WNBA team, Indiana Fever. Shyra has a unique story because she knew exactly what she wanted to do when she retired from the league. She knew that because actually, fashion was her first love, even before she learned to play basketball. Shyra’s company, Styles By Me has styled the likes of WBA Coach Nikki Caldwell, LSU Head Coach; Tasha Butts, LSU Asst. Coach; Alysha Clark, former MTSU Asst. Coach/ Seattle Storm WNBA player.
During our conversation she spoke so passionately about her love for fashion. I outlined a few questions I felt would be good “get to know you better” questions that I wanted to share. It really was a fun talk. The call ended up being like a talk with my good friend! It was definitely a pleasure
1.) How did you go from WNBA to styling?
I initially targeted the women’s basketball community, in an effort to, merge my two loves of fashion and basketball. I always knew I would have a career in fashion, I just didn’t know in what capacity. I started out wanting to be a designer but eventually found my home in wardrobe building/styling. I have a degree in Fashion Merchandising from the Univ. of Tennessee, so for a long time, I thought I would be a buyer for large department store or something. No fun! My ultimate goal is to be a celebrity stylist. As a pro athlete, I figured I could Continue Reading →
Detroit Pistons NBA player Brandon Jennings posted a cute instagram photo of his fiance, the beautiful Tae Heckard and her fabulous Pink Valentino Leopard Slingbacks. Of course he always posts really cute pictures of his boo rocking all of the latest and greatest. I’ve been following Tae for some time now and she has great fashion sense. I love the way she pairs tomboy chic with high end designers.
For instance, in this picture that Brandon posted of Tae, she has her foot propped up while smoking a hookah. What I think is so awesome is, HE posted the shoes on HIS instagram page and not her. He is so proud of his new fiance! ( in which is should be!) Tae’s style is cool and laid back with a splash of haute couture.
This season Valentino’s Continue Reading →
Thanks to E! we get to see Kim Kardashian’s Givenchy Couture Wedding Gown! ThisÂ is what we’ve all beeÂ waiting toÂ get a peek atÂ – many have been waitingÂ to get peek. I know all the media outlets are covering the KimYEÂ wedding festivities over the weekend but it seems like not many of the main media outletsÂ have actually postedÂ any picture of Kim Kardashian’sÂ wedding gown. Or maybe they just don’t care much. lol Personally, I was wondering which direction Kim would go being that couture designerÂ ValentinoÂ Garavani threw Kim and Kanye a beautiful pre-wedding day brunchÂ at his breathtaking Â ChÃ¢teau de Wideville.
AndrÃ© Leon Talley documented the affair in anÂ exclusive articleÂ he penned for Vogue titled, AndrÃ© Leon Talley’s Kim and Kanye Wedding Diary: Valentino’s Lunch at the ChÃ¢teau de Wideville. Sources were saying Â Kim may actually have her wedding gownÂ designed by the famed designer himself. But if you know a little about Kim and Kanye, one of their closest friends is Italian designerÂ Riccardo Tisci, creative director for fashion house Givenchy. It would only make sense that they would oblige their longtime friend the honor of designing her Givenchy Couture wedding gown.
This isn’t the first time Mr. Tisci designed a gown for Kim. He also designed her much talked about floral gown for her first time attending the Met Gala. The Â gown wasn’t a fan favorite but she wore theÂ Givenchy floral gownÂ with gloves to match with the most confidence and honor.Â After manyÂ beautiful looksÂ overÂ Continue Reading →
Discounted Fendi Sunglasses! Does it get any better? I think not. I truly enjoy being able to show my readers where to get the best deals on the best designer items. I was looking at one of my favorite discount designer sites, Bluefly and found these Fendi sunglassesÂ for less than half of the retail price. Who doesn’t want to look cute in a pair of FendiÂ sunglassesÂ for the spring? As many pairs of designer sunglassesÂ that I own (about 16 pairs to Â be exact) I have to say, I’ve probably only paid full price for about 3 or 4 of them….that was of course when I didn’t know any better!
After shopping at designer outlets like Bluefly, I will NEVER pay full price for another pair of sunglasses again. Why do it when you don’t have to? Right? So, for those of you ladies that need a pair of new fly sunglasses for the spring, here you go!
Happy Shopping and Enjoy your discounted Fendi sunglasses!
I was looking through some of my favorite sites and ran across Heidi Klum rocking a Bella Dahl denim shirt…which is one of my favorite shirts!
Last summer I was shopping at Nordstom and ran across this cute denim shirt with a super soft fabric and a split back. I felt the shirt and absolutely fell in love with it. The shirt is made from 100% Tencel and the split back allows you to tuck the front of your shirt into your jeans without the bunching. Â I did a little research and found out that they also come in a few shades of denim, white and black. I promise, once you feel this shirt, it will quickly become a favorite. I see Heidi Klum loves them too! I noticed alot of celebs wearing Bella Dahl but I just wanted to give the gorgeous Ms. Klum the praise for today.
Description of Bella Dahl Denim Shirt
A split back hem details this Bella Dahl top, lending the piece airy movement. Charming pockets accent the bust, and button-tabs secure the cuffs. A petite collar frames the hidden-button placket. Semi-sheer.
Fabric: Plain weave.
Made in the USA.
Length: 23in / 59cm, from shoulder
I actually have the light denim fabric with the single pocket. This is theÂ exact oneÂ hereÂ 😉
The 23 year old Kosovo-born singer Rita Ora is designing a new Adidas collection! The blond hair beauty can now add designer to her resume. She recently inked a deal with Adidas and is designing her own collection. It’sÂ pretty cool because she’s the first female to design a line for Adidas. Her Roc Nation family should be very proud of her! This is sort of Â big deal. Ms. Ora gave her Instagram followers a sneak peak of a few pieces of her collection.nÂ I actually like Adidas tracksuit below. It’s street, yet sexy. I love hoodies, but adding Â little sex appeal to it is a huge plus.
People always admire entertainers in regards to their style and judging their fashion senseÂ based on what they wearÂ but no one really thinks about the fact that these celebrities ALL have stylists! So when we are thinking their style is so fly and this and that, most of the time it’s not even their fashion sense we’re judging!
The magnificentÂ Marial Haen is behind Rihanna’s super Â Continue Reading →