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26 May

Janelle Monae at the Gordon Parks Foundation Gala

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photo via @JanelleMonae 

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Chanel Iman x Harper’s Bazaar

19 May

The 25-year-old  supermodel helped pay homage to The Purple One, channeling Prince through her cover and spread in Harper’s Bazaar Serbia’s June issue. The spread notably highlights Prince’s famous Mohawk curls and bold garb.

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Harper’s is the first fashion editorial to pay tribute to Prince who tragically passed away last month. Side note: it still does not feel real and I still wish I wasn’t writing anything like this. However, it’s been amazing to see how pervasive the outpouring of love and respect for Prince’s legacy have and continue to be displayed worldwide. And we know he loved his muses, so a female fashion spread channeling Purple Rain is totally spot on.

What do you think, did she nail the look?

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all photos via Harper’s Bazaar

The issue hits stands May 21st.

Naomi Campbell x VOGUE Brazil

8 May

For some folks, age really ain’t nothing but a number. And that is especially true for supermodel Naomi Campbell. I wholeheartedly believe this woman will slay this game until she’s well into old age. I mean, really– can we just take a minute to think about the fact that she’s 45 and still doing the damn thing, when most models’ careers are over well before turning 40? Hello???

Whether in print, on the runway or in person this woman effortlessly snatches the spotlight every time. Check out these snapshots below from last week’s Met Gala red-carpet entrance and her spread in VOGUE Brazil May 2016 issue. Work!

 

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Campbell at the 2016 MET Gala in Cavalli Couture with Cavalli designer Peter Dundas (photo via madame lefigaro)

VOGUE Brazil:

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Lupita N’yongo x 2016 Met Gala

5 May

Academy-Award and Oscar winning actress Lupita N’yongo is nothing short of a goddess in my eyes. Between her Cinderella-like twirl on the 2014 Oscars red carpet, and her powerful queen-like presence among the glamoratti, she consistently galvanizes even the harshest of fashion critiques to write favorable reviews.

Which is why her red carpet entrance at this past Monday’s 2016 Met Gala, with her perfectly sculpted, and shockingly sky-high hair paired with a fitted sequined Calvin Klein gown, seemed well within her character. N’yongo is consistently elegant in her fashion and beauty choices and hasn’t shied away from bold choices.

Personally, I’d thought this was just a nod to the futuristic theme of the gala. However, somehow Vogue concluded that N’yongo’s hair was inspired by actress Audrey Hepburn. Audrey Hepburn? What??? This, even after N’yong told Vogue’s Andre Leon Talley her hair was inspired by”sculptural hairdos from around the continent.” So why on earth was Audrey Hepburn named as an inspiration???

No matter. N’yongo soon-after set the record straight via an Instagram video (where, let us note, she tagged Vogue specifically): her hair was a salute to her Kenyan ancestry (whereas, tall hair is synonymous to wealth and prestige) and to singer Nina Simone. Let this be a lesson and stark reminder of why it’s important to diversify our beauty ideals beyond american and largely Caucasian influences. And you know, pay attention when explicitly told what the deal is. Lest we be schooled again.

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(photo via eonline)

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(photo via eonline)

 

Pharrell Williams x G-STAR

7 Apr

“…the artist often known as Skateboard P isn’t just in it for the pumped-up title. He recently acquired a financial stake in the company, and he is deeply passionate about the ideas he and his Bionic Yarn initiative continue to work on with the 37-year-old denim brand. It’s an enterprise rooted in environmentalism—specifically, in taking plastic bottles and turning them into consumer goods. When it comes to the partnership with G-Star, this year it will account for about 700,000 bottles recycled each season, roughly two million bottles per year, all marching toward one single goal: to slow down the effects of global warming. “There are the naysayers who say global warming is not a thing, but they’re starting to see,” he says with legitimate concern in his voice. “Places are flooding, the heat index is going up higher than it’s ever been, record heat months already, you know, hotter than ever on this planet. So denim is a good proposition, because it’s something that lasts long, so there’s an interesting metaphor there. Our denim lasts long, but our climate and comfort on this planet is not.”- excerpt from GQ Style

 

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Come through with the SLAY…

6 Mar
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Live from London Fashion Week

20 Feb

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Georgia Hardinge

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(all photos via Vogue UK)

 

Rita Ora x Adidas Originals

3 Feb

Set to release on February 6th, the “R.I.P” pop star teamed up with Adidas to bring forth their “Asian Arena” collection which features a classic bomber jacket, Japanese themed accessories, leggings, hoodie, collection themed versions of the Adidas Stan Smith and ZX sneakers, and a kimono-styled “Obi” jacket. All of which feature with oriental themed landscapes and embroidery.

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The limited edition collection stems from Adidas’ Three Stripes Heritage Silhouettes line. Will you be buying?

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Back in control: Pharrell x Billionaire Boys Club

24 Jan

Music mogul and fashion icon Pharrell Williams recently repurchased the controlling interest in his Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream brands (BBC Ice Cream LLC) formerly owned by the Iconix Brands Group Inc. who held a 50% stake in the company. The hip hop inspired fashion line was originally launched in 2005 in collaboration with Japanese designer Nigo (founder of BAPE) and has flagship stores New York City, London, and Tokyo.

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In case you didn’t know: Pharrell is no stranger to the fashion industry having already collaborated with the likes of Louis Vuitton, Moncler, Timberland, Moynat, Reebok, and Adidas. In addition he launched his first fragrance, a uni-sex scent Girl, with Japanese fashion house Comme des Garcons in 2014.

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 A look from Williams’ Bee Line x Timberland collaboration. Photo via mirixlooms

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The purchase was made reportedly so that Williams can continue to expand the company and increase licensing opportunities for the brand. Next up? The company plans to launch a Billionaire Boys Club and Happy Socks collection in April, which will be sold exclusively at Neiman Marcus.

Here’s to a fresh start and what will likely be a dope collaboration!

SLAY

16 Jan

Kelly Rowland for the win. Casual meets high fashion. 

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via @kellyrowland