Girl Boss: Meet Wardrobe Stylist Pilar Scratch


With our ‘Girl Boss’ features, we like to introduce our readers to women and “bosses,” we feel, are taking their industries by storm. One such boss is Pilar Scratch. Don’t know who she is? Well, let us introduce you.

What we loved about Pilar’s story, wasn’t the glitz and glamor of being a celebrity and wardrobe stylist, but her triumph during some of the most trying times in her life. Sweethearts, meet Pilar and here’s how she was able to defy the odds and build a successful brand and business.

Cotten Kandi: If a stranger was to ask you right now, ‘Who is Pilar Scratch,’ how would you answer?
Pilar Scratch: With my sarcastic personality if a stranger was to ask who is Pilar Scratch I would say ‘Google Me’ [laughs].

I am a mother, Celebrity Wardrobe Stylist , Fashion Designer, Socialite, and Founder of EroPii Eyewear.


How to Find Your Own Personal Style


When you’re a celebrity with a very large bank account, it’s easy to look on point and fashionable when you have personal stylists and shoppers who wait on you hand and foot. Now if you’re not a celebrity with a stylist, you can still be a fashionista by developing your personal style. Here are a few tips on how to create your own look.


Kami Shade NYFW Fashion Show Review


Bright colors, stripes, and sparkle is what attendees saw at the Kami Shade Fashion Show on Wednesday at Style 360 Fashion Pavilion. The designer presented a vibrant collection of sparkle and shine apparel which included pants, jumpsuits, dresses, and swimwear.

Stripes and asymmetrical print were seen on the runway with dresses and jumpsuits. Backless mermaid dresses made a statement with these prints, while solid color lacey dresses displayed a contrasting look.


Girl Boss: Meet Stylist Dara “King of Posh” Adams of K.O.P Styling

dara-adams-king-of-posh-2What is a boss? A boss, often associated with a man in a position of power, is a person who employs or superintends workers; a manager. The word is also often used to describe a person who makes decisions, exercises authority and/or dominates.

Nasty Gal Founder and CEO, Sophia Amoruso, a boss herself, recently started a “not-so-new” phenomenon; #GirlBoss. By cleverly naming her now New York Times bestselling book the hash tag, Amorusa and her team implemented a world-wide social media campaign to get women to identify, and own, everything that made themselves a girl boss.

With this “girl-boss phenomenon,” we wanted to highlight women we’ve found embody characteristics that makes them bosses. One such young lady, Dara “King of Posh” Adams, took a leap of faith and carved out her own lane.

Who is Dara Adams? Dara Adams, p.k.a. “King of Posh,” is a chic, twenty-something, budding stylist preparing to take the industry by storm; so much so, new mom and rapper, Lil’ Kim, enlisted Adams to style her and boyfriend Mr. Papers for their royal-themed baby shower back in May.

We got a chance to speak with KOP, who also just founded her own company, K.O.P. Styling, to discuss what it is exactly that makes her a #girlboss and why we should keep watching to see what else she has in store.


Style Files: Kim Kardashian In Bec & Bridge Dress & Prada Heels


When it comes to fashion, Kim Kardashian is certainly a trendsetter. Mrs. West looked nothing less than beautiful as she signed autographs and promoted the new Kardashian Sun Kissed lotion at Ultra, in Los Angeles, on Wednesday.

Kik K shared the above photo detailing her look and shouting out her glam squad this morning. She wrote, “Yesterday’s look- Dress by Australian designer Bec & Bridge, Prada heels. Hair @clydehairgod Make Up @makeupbymario.”


Shoegasm: Brian Atwood Black Strap Sandals


Today’s shoegasm pick of the day are dedicated to these sexy Brian Atwood strap sandals shared on social media by “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reality star and model Cynthia Bailey, who admits, the designer is one of her favorites.


Monica In Chloe Jacket, Haute Hippie Floral Pants & Louboutin Pumps


Since giving birth to daughter, Laiyah, last Fall Monica is looks amazing wouldn’t you agree?

The singer was out and about New York City earlier in the week wearing this ensemble.

Mo shared the image with fans on social media adding, “#SouthernGirlInTheBigCity LOL #Working “when you find true happiness not much stands in your way” #ISingBecauseImHappy PS #IGoogledMyselfToday OMG @ what u find!! #LawdSoMuchUntrueStuff #GreatPicsTho LOL”

She wore a Chloe jacket, Haute Hippie floral pants, Louboutin nude pumps and accessories with a Chanel purse.


Beyonce In Kenzo Tiger Embroidery Sweatshirt & Topshop Skirt


By now you all know that Beyonce loves to showcase some her latest looks on social networking and photo sharing site, Instagram. Last night, the singer this much of the same when she posted this photo of herself wearing a tiger embroidery grey Kenzo sweatshirt and Topshop fit tip skirt.


Anna Wintour Calls Rihanna “An Inspiration”


Have you been enlisted in the Rihanna Navy yet? If the answer is ‘no,’ something is clearly wrong with you.

Vogue Editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, may have just jumped aboard the ship. In a recent letter, Wintour shares her thoughts on just why the pop sensation is an inspiration to the fashion world. So much so, she compares her to the likes of Madonna. In fact, Rihanna has had tongues wagging and jaws dropping all week during Fashion Week in Paris. From the House of Balmain, Lanvin, Chanel, Adam Selman and Dior, just to name a few, Rihanna has certainly been making a fashion statement.

Here’s what Ms. Anna Wintour had to say…

Everywhere we looked during the spring 2014 collections, we saw Rihanna. Not the record-breaking, social-media-ruling pop icon herself, but rather her look, her attitude was replicated on so many of the season’s runways. It started in New York with Alexander Wang, continued on to London with Tom Ford, switched over to Pucci in Milan, and then arrived in Paris at Balmain. _______READMORE

Fashion Pick: Bat Design Geometric 3/4 Sleeve Light Coat


Looking for the perfect Spring outerwear? This bat design geometric 3/4 sleeve light coat may be just what you’re looking for.

I absolutely love this design from Certified Glam. And, it comes in black, just $32.99!

You can actually find some pretty cool and inexpensive items when you head over to the boutique.

CK readers, are we loving the look?

This Is What 55 Looks Like, Say Hello To Angela Bassett (Photo)


Hi haters! That’s, perhaps, exactly what Ms. Angela Basset was thinking during a recent sighting. At 55, she looks absolutely stunning!

Bassett actually just celebrated her 55th birthday last month and we are just lost for words. Her body is amazing.

We see you Angela we see you. But please share, what’s your secret?!

(Photo: Instagram)

Jennifer Hudson Looks Amazing, Have You Noticed?


Have you gotten a good look at Jennifer Hudson lately? She’s absolutely stunning. With her new pixie cut and svelte figure, JHud looks better than ever.

The Grammy and Academy Award winning singer and actress shared the above image with her Instagram followers adding, “What u looking at?”"

Well to answer your question JHud, we’re looking at you! And you look fantastic in this two piece stripe fitted crop top and wrap skirt.

We should certainly give the singer props. She’s been able to keep the weight off, since losing a considerable amount of weight, and have continued to inspire others to do the same as a Weight Watchers spokeswoman (See HERE).

Are we loving the look?

(Photo: Jennifer Hudson/Instagram)