OMG what would we DO without denim? From days of being stretched over cowboy's saddles to it's current wear-it-with-everything couture trend, denim is a fabric that has earned it's place in the annals of style! I live in it upwards of 50% of the time and clearly, so do the KO's and Divas. It's practical, wears well and switches gears from boho to rocker to city-girl without a moment's pause (for those times when you have to go from day to date with 5 minutes to change). It's perfect for a walk to the beach or a photoshoot...or a photoshoot while walking to the beach;) . It pairs as well with a tee as with a blazer, and as well with boots as high heels. In fact, it's as close to a do-it-all fabric as you can get. And that is why it's a fabric we're soooo grateful for! Dear Denim, love you!!
It's important to stay grateful, to focus on your blessings, be happy for the things you have....even if they're small, simple things. As we head into the season of giving thanks, it occurs to us that we're grateful for fashion! It never stands us up, always keeps it's word, always gives us the chance to feel like our best selves. We're dang grateful that there's such a thing as fashion! We'll be showing it by taking a look at lots of little pieces of fashion that we're oh so happy to have in existence...little things, simple things, but awesome things nonetheless, thing we're profoundly, daily grateful for!
WWE gives us one of the SEXIEST new 'shoots we've seen in a long long time with this set of boxing-inspired snaps. The gym setting, the athleticism, the sweat: this is like a Muscle & Fitness shoot, spiked with a pinch of Vogue.
Becky kicks things off with a black and white ensemble. Her textured shorts add her usual twist of quirkiness to an attractively torn and tattered tank, layered over a seductive bralette. It's a cerebral play on the whole setting: it's designed to go hard and kick a$$..phalt in, but it's also not. The dog tags and gold cuff bracelet make that clearer, even as they add to the tough-chick vibe. I love the duality going on here, the subtle tension between the blood, the tears and the gloss-over of it all for a 'shoot. I also love Becky's confidence in this set of snaps. She seems more at home in front of the camera than ever before. The deep-shadowed shot of her leaning on the wall is a personal favorite, although her fabulous leaning-through-the-ring-ropes pose is the cover-worthy shot.
It is very sadly looking as though Brooke, although still under contract for the moment, is exiting TNA Impact. Sniffle. Sob. Inhale. Inhale. Full-fledged wailing..."nooooooooo!" After rocking the ring and our worlds on a continuous basis, a Brooke-less Impact will be a terrible, horrible, barely endurable thing indeed.Brooke has promised further details on her tough decision via twitter. Until then, we will be suffering in not-so-silence and turning into a die-hard Brooke-WWE shipper (maybe? possibly? pretty please? *hopeful smile*.) Here's hoping whatever she does and wherever she goes, we'll get to share her journey! Best wishes & love from Diva-Fierce, Brooke!
This super-fun pairing of textures was one of my favorite looks from Alicia Fox last year. The matching of cool, smooth cotton poplin with a fuzzy knit had such a haute couture feel! Mixing textures always elevates a look. For this edition of Inspiration, I've re-imagined her look with the textures swapped: a smooth, silky midi skirt, paired with a slightly cropped faux fur jacket The color story is all about the blend of soft neutrals with pink, for a warm, feminine appeal. I've kept the lace-up look of her booties, but gone with a fur trimmed variant to keep the textural play going. Foxy added a bit of modern dash with suspenders, while I've done something similar by going for the slightly exotic, having-it's-moment halter, via this BCBG piece. If you're less daring, consider adding a pinch of leather with a belt at your waist or wrist to bring a little more edge to this soft, cozy, flowy look. You could dress this up with a collared shirt like Foxy's and a bit of glam jewelry, or dress it down with a tee shirt and ivory denim jacket. Wear it to lunch, to dinner, to school (but only if you want to turn heads ;)) to the symphony, to a Thanksgiving celebration. Happy styling! And #BeInspired XO
It's been awhile since we've done a FashionHap...and longer since we've done some salivating over gear. So, here is your long-awaited drooling. #BringYourOwnBeachTowel :). HIAC and it's accompanying matches were all about sheers and reds. Nikki changed up her famous, flawless, Fearless gear to include a triangle-shape cup, made crazy sexy with a sheer panel completing the rest of the halter style. She reprised the sheer fabric at the sides of her shorts: oo la la! The brilliant white and smooth fabric give this ensemble an icy clean, fierce feel. And she brought in a touch of her favorite red with slim, studded piping and lettering. I'm totally attracted to the straightforward, pared-down boldness of this version of her gear!
Charlotte has added crosspieces to her bralette-style top, which brings a nice twist to a classic look. She also debuted this smoking (literally) flame print version of her gear. I'm glad she kept her top and bottoms matching and let this pattern take the spotlight. The fiery trim helps tie the look together. This is a super-strong print, and Charlotte rocks it! It's ideally suited to the blazing warmth of her personality Her beloved stud belt completes the look perfectly; the studs catch the light and make it look like real fire! Ooo - maybe she could add a light sprinkle of copper studs all over this print next time around to enhance that look :)
Carmella also caught our attention with not one, but TWO, very awesome gear ensembles. Her style has always struck me as being relentlessly NYC-meets-Jersey-Shore: a bit wild, but it works! Her first ensemble (and my fav of the pair) matches a cap-sleeve crop top with a sheer inset and leather shorts. It's the studs at her shoulders that give this look a bit of an 80's vibe and make it really stand out! Knee socks and camo sneakers complete the outfit. Her next offering replicates the sheer+leather hookup in a halter style. Touches of leopard print at the base of her top and at her waist bring out the brassy, in-yo-face fierceness that Carmella is a fan of. And making us fans of as well! :)
I get inspired by so many things. And what I end up with doesn't always look like the thing the inspiration came from. Many times, it's more about a riff on the idea something conjures up. For example, this fabulous outfit of Gail Kim's is designed for a photoshoot or a stage show or a music vid. It's seriously HAWT. But it would be tough to pull off amid the general public. But the idea of this shoot? Oh, now that we can rock! This look is all about an unabashed homage to RED. And it's a great thing to pay tribute to this fall because the color is as hot as it can get. To offer a spin on Gail's look, I've imagined pairing a chunky knit sweater (the assymetrical hemline is fun and unusual, but optional) and slim pants in a matching shade for a monochromatic look and then spiking it with black accessories: over-the-knee boots a la Gail, a mod black statement necklace and a simple, sleek bag. The look could be done with a turtleneck, or even a poncho for variation. Red skinny jeans would work too, making the ensemble a bit more casual. I hope this inspires your style this week! Happy Monday, Fiercenti!
In case you still were hesitating or unsure about whether you truly, madly, deeply NEED the Impact Knockouts 2016 calendar, the Impact Wrestling Instagram page has showcased a few more shots from it. And it looks like it is everything we guessed and dreamed it would be: HOT pics, killer neon colors and fab shots! Madison rocks a lime green bkini top paired with a barely-there purple swim skirt. Rebel makes her presence known in a foil-print string top and cute turquoise bottoms. Jade goes for some of her coolest fashion ever: a shimmering monokini paired with a jaw-dropping pair of strappy booties..oh my! Love those! Christy shines like the sun in a yellow bikini paired with print bottoms and rocks a bunch of gorgeous jewelry (that's how you layer necklaces, folks!)
SO, woot woot..finally some new Knockouts pics..yayness! I found these floating around on the Impact Wrestling Instagram, so head yourself over here. (Or for the Madison Rayne ones, you can check out MadisonRayne.net ;)). The pics all have a sports theme, including football and, appropriately for the Impact World Series, baseball - nice tie-in, people! Velvet Sky looks aaaamazing in this referee's outfit. Seriously, she could probably make bunches of bum calls and NO ONE would care. In fact, I doubt the guys would be watching the ball at all ;) The black and white striping is crisp and ref-appropriate, but its the sheer insets that take it to the next level. She pairs it with a cute ruffled skirt with a tie belt and fishnet hosiery. PS I LOVE her candy pink lip color!
Yeah So what with switching the site to a new host and adding content and then all of life happening, I guess I forgot to update all of you lovelies on what's up with diva-fierce.com. Short version: we're not moving to tumblr. We were and now we're not. Long-ish version: we have a tumblr account and it's updated periodically, but honestly, I prefer this type of a blog format and I could just never fall in love with tumblr, no matter how much it wanted to be with me. I mean, it's cute and all but...a girl just needs that special feeling :). Therefore, diva-fierce.com is on a new hosting home and staying as it currently is. Until a true gentleman comes along and sweeps the Fierce off her stilettos :) ...yeah, right ;) XO!
Welcome to the new home of Diva-Fierce.com. #BeInspired #LoveFashion Let the Fierce be with you! ;) Peace & Glitter!
Brie: shoe-lover :) fashion-lover and generally glamorous semi-dork