Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lady in red!

Cha'Kiva Latrell of Diary of a Spoiled Diva


Hey Diva,
There is just something about the color red, right? I don't know about you but it makes me feel all kinds of sexy! I wore this red gown a couple of weekends ago to a pageant that I hosted and it was met with rave reviews.



The gown, courtesy of one of my fave retailer's Macy's, is super slinky and has a beautiful fit. Fit is extremely important to me. I worked professionally in the corporate world as a technical designer for several major retailers and I know the difference that good fit makes in a garment.

Anyway, back to the main subject...me, and this super sexy red dress! I paired it with a tribal inspired gold metallic necklace and drop earrings accented with rhinestones and a matching cuff bracelet. My shoes are gold as well with rhinestone accent. After all, I was attending a pageant event where rhinestones reign supreme!









Until next time.



Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

All dolled up in LACE!

Look by Spoiled Diva by CL Felder
Hey Diva,

There aren't too many things sexier than lace...and these Spoiled Diva by CL Felder lace tops and lace crop tops are a perfect Spring wardrobe staple! Pair them with jeans, a pencil skirt, a maxi skirt, or whatever your heart desires.



Our lace tops and lace crop tops are handmade to order locally right in our Atlanta, GA studio by founder/designer Cha'Kiva Latrell. They are available in sizes Small - 2XL with or without feathers and in a rainbow of colors. If you need a different size or color, just ask us.

Black Feather Trim Lace Top | Spoiled Diva by CL Felder

Blue Feather Trim Lace Crop Top | Spoiled Diva by CL Felder

Purple Feather Trim Lace Crop Top | Spoiled Diva by CL Felder


Get the look at www.spoileddivaonline.com.

Until next time.



Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Winter in review


Hey Diva,
Well...the time has come to officially pack away those winter digs and make room for SPRING! I'll be honest, I'm going to miss winter because I absolutely adore winter clothing. The furs and leather, the layering, and super sexy capes were all a hit this season! Sigh...I'm sure going to miss it, but spring is sure to bring some beautiful fashion.

While we wait, here are my fave winter looks...in no particular order.

DIY Faux Fur Trim Fleece Cape | Spoiled Diva by CL Felder - Instructions here


Faux Leather Trim Turtleneck Dress w/ Faux Fur Stole | Custom Dress by Spoiled Diva by CL Felder

Fur Coat by Birger Christensen | Faux Leather Trim Pencil Skirt by Spoiled Diva by CL Felder

Faux Leather/Fur Trim Dress w/ Faux Leather Peplum Belt | Peplum Belt by Spoiled Diva by CL Felder



Until next time.


Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva
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Red Lace Gown accented with Faux Fur Stole | Custom Dress by Spoiled Diva by CL Felder




Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Thrifted Winter Fashion - J.Jill Coat Dress

Spoiled Diva in J. Jill Coat Dress
 
Hey Diva,
So...this is it, my final winter post! And...I made it just under the spring buzzer with this super chic
J. Jill coat dress. I found it at a Goodwill in my neighborhood and...well the rest is history!



I'm in love with the burnt orange color, it's works so well with my skin-tone... and my new burgundy hair color. Certainly you noticed my hair, right? We'll talk more about that later. 



I added a faux fur shawl and belt for what I call "Diva'ttude"! And...the thigh high leather boots are the icing on the cake! 
So, who's ready for Spring? I say bring on the open toe sandals, maxi skirts and crop tops!



Until next time.


Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

DIY Faux Fur Trimmed Cape




Hey Diva,
As you know, capes are super HAUTE right now and I just know you’ve seen them all over the runways! But did you know that you can make your own in several easy steps? I created this one without a sewing machine, and today, I will show you exactly how I did it!




Step 1. Start with about 1 yard of fleece or wool. Perhaps you have an old fleece blanket that you can use. Fold it in half length wise with the selvage edges together. Then, fold in half a second time. Cut a small half circle for the neckline. Do not cut too deep or the neckline will be too large! If you want, go ahead and round off the bottom edge.




Step 2. Open the cape and lay flat. Cut down the center front on one layer. If you want, you can create armholes on the front of your cape. Mark the position for your armholes and cut slits about 12" long through one layer. I trimmed my armholes with faux leather remnants! You can either hand stitch the faux leather to the cape or use a hot glue gun.




Step 3. I finished the neckline with a neck facing and the outer edge of the caps with black faux leather piping. Ladies, this is where your creativity kicks in. You can finish your edges however you choose...perhaps with fur trim, with pinking shears, or a simple hem. It's up to you, GET CREATIVE! Again, you can either hand sew your embellishments, hot glue gun them, or if you are savvy with a sewing machine...go for it!
 

For the final step, I embellished the neckline with faux fur and added a crown pin. Then, I added simple hook and eye closures at the center front to close it. 

 
What do you think…easy right? I’d love to see your DIY cape designs, please share!

Until next time.


Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Fun with Layers

Coat - Birger Christensen | Faux Leather Trim Pencil Skirt- Spoiled Diva by CL Felder | Men's Button-down Shirt- Thrifted | Animal Print Peep Toe Pumps- SHI

Hey Diva,
Well...winter is on it's way out and soon it will be time to pack away the furs, turtlenecks and sweater dresses. But before I do, I wanted to play around with some layering. This look was inspired by my favorite style blogger of the moment, Soraya from the UK!


I paired a leather trim pencil skirt by Spoiled Diva (available online soon in multiple colors) with a thrifted men's button down dress shirt. I layered it with my fave find of the season...a Birger Christensen fur coat belted at the waist with a  faux leather and bronze metal bar belt.


The addition of my guys socks and a pair of animal print peep-toe pumps finishes off everything and adds a bit of quirkiness. My friend, Rita calls it "Bag Lady" tease...I simply call it FAB and FUN!


What do you think of socks with pumps? Haute or Not?

Until next time.


Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva
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Monday, February 2, 2015

Faux Leather Trim Sweater Dress


Heather Grey Sweater Dress by Spoiled Diva by CL Felder


Hey Diva,
I just love a super sexy sweater dress, don’t you? This one is an original design by Spoiled Diva by CL Felder and I just love the fit and the faux leather accents.


 With only a few more weeks until spring, I figured I’d better hurry up and get at least one wear out of it before it’s time to pack it away! 



Here, I’m wearing it with a faux fur shawl for added drama. After all, you can never have too much drama. 





Until next time.


Smooches,
The Spoiled Diva
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