Shopping #Empire: S2, E12 Fashion Finds

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson Lipglass and Lipstick now available at Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Available until February 2018.

The fashion credits for episode 11 (“Death Will Have His Day”) is still in draft but I was able to get a jump on this week’s episode. First, thanks to Mary Collins of Vauje Jewelry enthusiastically sharing that Cookie Lyon wore one of her necklaces (from her “Empire Inspired” collection) all over her Instagram (follow her at @vauje), I secured my first sighting of the night. And now, after a little searching, here’s the rest of my findings (with cheaper and black-owned alternatives where appropriate):

Cookie Lyon in Versace, Moschino, Giambattista Valli, Judith Leiber, Christian Siriano, CASE MATE, Equipment, Stuart Weitzman, Altuzarra, Tulper’s Fur, Jennifer Fisher Jewelry & Vauje Jewelry

Cookie Lyon Christian Louboutin Giambattista Vali Vauje Jewelry

I meant to address this earlier in the season but I’ll say it now. Cookie’s blingtastic phone cover is none other than Case Mate’s Brilliance Case for iPhone 6, which you can snag for a cool $80. I haven’t identified Cookie’s black blazer with gold tassels nor her fur jacket here but I’ve noticed Cookie has quite a penchant for Christian Louboutin’s handbags. Here, she is carrying their Lucky L Fringe & Spiked Leather Hobo Bag, $2595

Christian Louboutin Lucky L Fringe & Spiked Leather Hobo Bag in Gray
Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) carried this Christian Louboutin Lucky L Fringe & Spiked Leather Hobo Bag in Anthracite on Empire Season 2, Episode 12 “A Rose By Any Other Name.”

Instead of lamenting on missing out on Christian Louboutin’s Lucky L line, direct your attention (and your funds) to LORRARIVERS, a black designer who specializes in modern, sophisticated but edgy leather handbags and accessories. My shopping list is very long, and she has managed to snag a spot with her Nikita Clutch, $238. She also has her Jade Hobo, $397 which  features spikes and tassels. It’s currently sold out but if you drop her line, I’m sure she can update you on when you can expect to see it back in stock.

LORRARIVERS Jade Hobo, $397
LORRARIVERS Jade Hobo, $397

Besides that glorious Vauje necklace (I seriously cannot wait to receive mine!), here is Cookie’s complete outfit:

Cookie's Outfit for Empire S2, E12

Cookie Lyon in Moschino Blouse

Worn here: Moschino Measuring Tape Silk Blouse

Cookie Lyon in Versace and Judith Leiber

Worn here: Versace Collection Studded V-Neck Sheath (similar/similar), Versace Gold Medusa Ring, $395  with a Judith Leiber New Lion Minaudière, $5,995

Judith Leiber New Lion Minaudiere

This is the second Judith Leiber bag Cookie has modeled this season, and the second time we’ve seen her wear it on the show. The designer has also created a signature “Cookie” bag along with a Chocolate Chip Cookie Compact for the character. (As I type this, there is currently a Judith Leiber Compact Mirror available at The RealReal for $85 in very good condition. Use GETAWAY at checkout to save 20% until April 26.)

Cookie Lyon in Equipment and Christian Siriano

Worn here: Christian Siriano Crocodile Effect Brocade Biker Jacket with an Equipment Black and White Stripes Washed Silk Signature Shirt. Michael Kors has a $593 option at Neiman Marcus.


Tiana Brown Look Don't Touch Performance

Tiana has the best performance costumes! In her last performance (episode 10 “Et Tu, Brute”), she wore a complete The Blonds SS16 ensemble consisting of a strapless sequin top and sequin shorts along with Aldo Stevia High Heels, $55.99. This time, she and her crew performed in custom dbleudazzled bodysuits. dbleudazzled designer Destiny Bleu posted the following closeup of Tiana’s performance outfit:

Tiana's Dbleudazzled Bodysuit

As always, I’ll update this post with more fashion finds from this latest episode of Empire!