Friday, November 6, 2015

Avenue #Avebeyou Top 10 Photo Contest

Cha'Kiva Latrell - Avenue Photo Contest

Hey Diva,
So...I'm sure you have heard about the Avenue "selfie" photo contest. Just to recap, the Avenue announced a photo contest where they asked ladies to submit their most stylish looks wearing pieces from the Avenue and using the hashtag #avebeyou.

The prizes include a $500 gift card from Avenue, a trip to New York to attend an Avenue photo shoot and become an Avenue model for a day with accommodations in a grand hotel and a NYC night out on the town and the grand prize...drum-roll all-inclusive 5 day/4 night vacation for two – including airfare and transportation! PLUS the grand prize winner will be awarded a 3 day/2 night trip with 1 guest to New York City to attend an Avenue photo shoot and become an Avenue model for a day with accommodations in a grand hotel and a NYC night out on the town!

The idea of a photo shoot for the brand sounds absolutely amazing and I just could not pass on this opportunity of a lifetime! So, I threw my hat into the ring with a selfie I took on my birthday this past summer in a sexy black sequin skirt from Avenue!


Each week for three weeks, the submission with the highest number of votes from the public was selected as the winner of a $100.00 Avenue gift card.

I was blessed and honored to be the week one winner, who would have guessed that a photo I took in my bathroom mirror for fun back in the summer would garner me this awesome reward!

My win, secured me a place in the top ten and I can't begin to tell you how excited I am. Voting on the top ten will continue until Sunday November 8, 2015. From there, the top 5 submissions with the highest number of votes will be named the final five.

From there, its up to a judges panel consisting of staff and models from Avenue to select the three winners. The excitement is definitely building, and three ladies will certainly have a life changing experience. I do pray one of them will be me!

I would love your support, please click here to cast your vote for me. There is no registration or sign-up. Just click and vote!

Read all of the details about the Avenue contest and rules here.

Until next time.

Cha'Kiva Latrell aka The Spoiled Diva
Follow me on Instagram: @chakivalatrell

Friday, October 30, 2015

8 ways the color black is wickedly sexy!

Hey diva,

The color black really is amazing, isn’t it? That’s why practically every person walking the earth looks great in it! Black is so sleek, chic, and flattering. So...I’m sharing with you a few ways in which I think the color black is so wickedly sexy.

Black Fur Cape | Photo courtesy of Pintrest

As a Feather Trim Lace Top
This one by Spoiled Diva by CL Felder is one of my faves. The "peek-a-boo" nature of the lace makes it just a little naughty. Also available as a crop top, get them here!

As Feathered Peep Toe Pump
These were inspired by Alexander McQueen. He was definitely on to something here! Photo courtesy of Pintrest.

As a Tulle Tutu Skirt
The tutu skirt doesn't seem to be going away any time soon, so go ahead, indulge! There are tons of options however this one is by Spoiled Diva by CL Felder. The fit and construction are impeccable... this is not one of your mama's DIY projects! Get it here, also available in dozens of colors.

As a Lace Blazer
Just let your imagination go wild here! Photo courtesy of Pintrest.

As a Faux Leather Rosette Pin
This rosette pin adds spice to anything you pin it to. Be it the waistband of a skirt, the shoulder of a top of dress, or even a fedora! Go on try it. This one is by Spoiled Diva by CL Felder and you can get it here.

As a Faux Leather Trim Pencil Skirt
This one by Spoiled Diva by CL Felder is another one of my faves. It's so figure flattering and I love the leather trim accents. Get it here!

As a Mixed Sequin Pencil Skirt
Here's another super sexy pencil skirt...and this one is perfect for those haute steamy nights out on the town. Photo courtesy of Pintrest.

As a Leather Corset Belt
From the mind of Alexander McQueen here is a  super sexy way to accentuate your waist and drive the boys mad! Try it with a simple dress or pair it with a top and high waist pencil skirt. Photo courtesy of Pintrest.

So diva...what are your favorite ways to wear the color black? Share your links in the comment section! Until next time.

Cha'Kiva Latrell aka The Spoiled Diva
Follow me on Instagram: @chakivalatrell

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Avenue Love Your "Selfie" Photo Contest

The Aveneue Selfie Photo Contest

Hey Diva,

So... earlier this week, The Avenue announced an online photo contest and they asked the question, "What's your selfie worth"? The contest runs through the month of October and each week, all you need do is upload your best selfie according to the theme. This weeks theme is best weekend outfit.

Then, beg your friends and family to VOTE for you! Just a heads up, you'll probably have to beg over and over again because we all know how hard it is to get people to simply click a darn LIKE button. Ya'll know I'm telling the truth!

Anyway, my faithful friends already know I love the art of a good selfie ( and yes, it is an art). You must capture the correct lighting, angles, mood, depth of field...yadda, yadda, yadda!

You can find all the contest details here. Now remember, this is a selfie photo contest, so it's ok to
do-it-yourself. Finally a photo contest where selfies are ok! 

...and if you don't mind, how about showing my entry some love, I'm rocking a black sequin skirt from The Avenue and a black feather trimmed lace top and obi belt by none other than Spoiled Diva by CL Felder...I just  love a contest that focuses on self love! Click here to vote.

Vote Now

Until next time.

The Spoiled Diva
Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @thespoileddiva 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Join me, Cha'Kiva Latrell at the Macy's Fashion Front Row Show in Atlanta!

Hey Diva!

So...tonight is the Fashion Front Row show presented by Macy's and guess what...I'll be on the runway in four of the fall seasons HAUTEST looks!

The show is happening at 7pm tonight September 25th at Macy's Lenox Square! Hope to see you from the runway, this show will be a grand affair.

Check out all the deets here:

Until next time.

The Spoiled Diva
Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @thespoileddiva

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

14 Reasons to Love Fall

Hey Diva,

Happy Fall 2015! Today marks the first day of the fall season and a perfect occasion to share a few of my favorite things. I can already smell the cinnamon spice in the air!

Get into my reasons now:

1. The Leather Jacket | Nordstrom - Because can be styled 768,983 different ways, duh. At least that's how many I've counted. :)

2. Candy Apples - Because they're so cute...all decorated in colorful sprinkles and other sugary delightfulness! Not so cute when it turns to cellulite on the back of my thighs...anyway, moving on!

3. Plaid Wrap | Vivienne Westwood - Because this super chic silhouette is so on trend and has  timeless elegance...and it hides the tummy rolls created by overkill on the candy apples!, win!

4. Thigh High Boots | Stella McCartney - Because good gracious alive these "thangs" are sexy! But be careful how you style can quickly end up giving off that ol' Pretty Woman tease. Remember that movie? No..ok just Google it!

5. Leather Opera Gloves - Because these will instantly upgrade your look from basic to the highest level of super HAUTE, chic, fashionista diva! Yes...that entire title can be yours with these gloves. Not to mention the added warmth factor on those cool fall mornings.

6. Wine Stained Lips | MAC - Because THIS is so much sexier than that awful blue lip color some of ya'll were rocking all spring and summer long. My blog, my opinion! Nah nah boo boo!

7. Hot Apple Cider - Because this just FEELS so darn good...especially if you spike it with a shot of Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum! Hmmmm, wonder if they will send me any for this mini plug... Anyway...moving on!

8. Oversized Distressed Leather Handbag | Badgley Mischka - Do you really need a reason, I mean... just look at it!

9. Piping Hot Bowl of Spicy Chili - Because it's so yummy in my tummy... on a cool fall Sunday afternoon with some cheese melted on top and a few crackers crumbled up in it. Ooh, or better yet, cornbread.  I'm drooling, let me move on!

10. Fall Scented Candles | Bath and Body Works - Because it's the smell of home...during the Holiday season. Which reminds me...Christmas will be here in like 25 minutes. Seriously!

11. Plaid Cape - Because it goes nicely with my leather opera gloves. Instant Diva'tude!

12. The Bootie - Because it looks great with distressed boyfriend jeans.

13. Plaid Scarf  | Burberry - Because this is a wardrobe staple and like Taylor Swift says, it will NEVER go out of style!

14. Fall 2015 Nail Color Palette | China Glaze - Because dog gone it, it's just  time to put away the neon with glitter, sequin, swirls etc. for awhile!

Welp...that's it for me. What about you, what are some of your fave things about Fall? Do share!

Until next time.

The Spoiled Diva
Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @thespoileddiva

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Spoiled Diva's Top 3 Fall Wardrobe Staples

Hey Diva,

There’s no denying...IT'S FALL YA'LL! Time to put on some clothes...and I know that might sadden those of you that love the look of "barley there" clothing!

But no worries, there are plenty of super cute fall “go-to” staples to keep you HAUTE this fall. Here are some of my personal faves!

The Pencil Skirt
So versatile and effortless. It can be paired with a cute blazer and turtle neck or moto jacket for the fall!  I especially adore this leather trim, high waist pencil skirt by Spoiled Diva by CL Felder. Get it here!

Thigh High Boots
Get ready for sexy overload! But be careful not to over do it. If not styled appropriately, thigh high boots can easily go from sexy sophistication to... ahem...strip club realness in a heartbeat! Now, if that is the look you are wanting to achieve, go for it. But I say let's keep it classy ladies, that's a true Diva move!

Faux Fur Stoles
A beautiful accent to your fave fall look! Experiment with faux fur in various colors and print...even bold, neon colors. They will look great against the muted colors of the fall season!

That's all for now! But check back as I share tons more of my fave style ideas.

Until next time.

The Spoiled Diva
Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @thespoileddiva

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful!

Matte Jersey Maxi Skirts and Crop Tops | Spoiled Diva by CL Felder
Hey diva,
I just love the look and feel of a super cute maxi skirt and crop top pairing. It's so effortless, yet chic! Actually, this very look has been my go to all spring and summer long.

Cha'Kiva Latrell - The Spoiled Diva
Spoiled Diva by CL Felder has maxi skirts and crop top styles in all colors and sizes, what a way to release your inner diva!

Visit Spoiled Diva by CL Felder online to see the entire collection and available colors. I'm sure you will love it as much as I. Start shopping now,


Until next time.

The Spoiled Diva
Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @thespoileddiva