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The Year of CARDI B.

“…you can’t fuck with me if you wanted to!”

Cardi B. is now a two time Grammy nominated artist! From Love and Hip Hop to Billboard chart topper and now 2 Grammy nods, this is the ultimate Cinderella story!

She’s nominated for Best Rap Song along side Jay Z , Kendrick Lamar, Rapsody and Run the Jewels. She will also go up against Big Sean, Migos, Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar for Best Rap Performance.

Congrats Girl! You deserve to win!!!!

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The Legendary Azzedine Alaia

Azzedine Alaia, 82, died last Sunday. I woke up at 6 am to use the restroom and before I went back to sleep, I decided to get on instagram. It was there where I saw supermodels of presents and past posting “R.I.P” under photos of the Tunisian born designer.

I immediately, screamed “WHAT?!”. Alaia wasn’t just my favorite fashion designer but he was an innovator that didn’t give a damn what anybody had to say about him or collections.

A lot of our first encounter of Alaia was from “Clueless,” where Cher tells the robber she couldn’t get down on the ground because “This is an Alaia…a totally important designer!”. For me, it wasn’t this film but in vogue.

I remember, a magazine cover with supermodels decked out in Alaia in the 90s and remembering how I wanted the dresses they were wearing. So feminine, yet sexy!

Fast forward to my first job on luxury retail in Beverly Hills. I was finally able to touch and see the intricate detailing that goes into a piece from Alaia! It didn’t matter if it were shoes or a dress, it was worth the price tag.

While working at Saks, I became really intrigued by Alaia and it was there i learned that he basically responsible for making Naomi Campbell a supermodel when she was 16! Naomi ran into Alaia after she lost her wallet in Paris and the two have been inseparable since! Azzedine became Naomi’s “papa” and she was his “daughter”. Can you believe there were times when Naomi snuck out, Alaia would go to the club and drag her home?! When Alaia released his fragrance, he even modeled the color of the packaging in the likeness of Naomi’s inner arm. Talk about adoration.

I remember building a relationship with the Alaia reps and telling them how I wanted to knock on Azzedine’s door while I was in Paris and how bad I wanted to meet him. She replied, “You should’ve knocked! He would’ve let you in and given you a tour. That’s how humble he is.”

Monsieur, you were a true gem. Breaking barriers for women of color in fashion and teaching us to defy Fashion and social norms! There will never be another you!

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Rihanna to Host MET Gala 2018

What better person could Anna Wintour get to host the MET Gala than Rihanna?! Ok maybe Beyonce but Rihanna, along with Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace, will host the The 2018 MET Gala.
Rihanna has attended a 7 gala’s and performed at 2, while Donatella has attended a whopping 16!
Themed “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” the exhibit will feature religious pieces from The Sistine Chapel, many have never left the Vatican. The exhibit will also feature pieces from Chanel, John Galliano and more brands that were inspired by Catholicism.
We cannot wait to see how everyone pulls this off, last season was a fail for many but Rihanna was one of the FEW that nailed Rei Kuwakubo/Comme des Garcons theme. Not mention, Ri KILLED China Through the Looking Glass in 2016.
Hopefully, our invite doesn’t get lost in the mail but if it does we will be reporting to you live via instagram for the red carpet arrivals, April 30th, 2018.
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Categories Fashion, Lifestyle, Sales

Tiffany & Co. Wants to Sell You a Paper Plate for $900!

In today’s oddities, Tiffany’s has released it Everyday Collection where day To day items start out at $250! Now I know I haven’t hit 9 figures, yet but some things are outlandish! I will admit the concept is cool but the prices, not so much! I know that paper plate isn’t really paper but still, is it a set? Does it come with a live person to polish it for eternity?

I’m not gonna lie, I’d cop the take out box pill case but what’s a good pill case if I have to refill it EVERYDAY?!

Take a look at some of the items that they selling? That yarn better weave me the perfect man! (more…)

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Categories Fashion, Magazine Covers, The Look

Jasmine Sanders For Harper’s Bazaar Mexico

Jasmine has come a long way from her dating Chris Brown and frolicking in the pool with Rob Kardashian. The self proclaimed “Golden Barbie” has not only landed one but TWO covers of Harper’s Bazaar Mexico! So many beautiful colors and a beautiful girl!

No words, just pictures.

Photo Cred: Harper’s Bazaar

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Categories Art, Celebrity Fashion, Celebrity News, Fashion, Hair, Instagram, Interviews, Lifestyle, Music, Photography

Queen Bey as Queen Bee

Y’all really thought Beyonce was gonna not post for Halloween?! We knew that Queen Bey went as Queen Bee for Halloween! What we didn’t know was that Beyonce was gonna go ALL OUT for us on Ig! She pulled at Kanye on ya and said, “Ima let y’all finish but I had the BEST Halloween in 2017!”

Beyonce’ went full on Lil Kim for us on IG (we know she only hit Kelly’s party) and gave so much yaaaaas, I dropped my phone and cracked my damn screen!

Lil Kim couldn’t BEY-lieve her eyes and said her wig was in China! Lol

Now, I too went as Lil Kim just like I did in the fourth grade but Beyonce did that!!!

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Categories Art, Celebrity Fashion, Celebrity News, Entertainment, Fashion, Sales

Tracee Ellis Ross for Modern Luxury

Tracee Ellis drooped these few gems on the gram this evening! Tracee snagged not only snagged one cover but 6 covers of Modern luxury! These have to be some of my favorite photos of the actress! She’s channeling her mother, Diana Ross in these images! There are no words, just dope images!!

But wait!! Tracee also just released a bomb ass collaboration with JC Penny! I’ll be honest, I go to Penny’s to buy my towels but this collaboration is soooo Tracee and amazing! The prices start out at $12-$75 and runs from size small to 3X! Yes, I’m here for the everybody, every body! Not many collaborations are inclusive!

Take a peek!

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Categories Celebrity Fashion, Fashion, The Look

InStyle Awards

Some of the Top ladies in Fashion Gathered last night at The Getty in LA for the annual InStyle awards! While the awards honor women empowerment off the red carpet, it wouldn’t be the Instyle if we didn’t have great style rocking the red carpet!

Here’s a recap of some of the Top looks!

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Categories Celebrity Fashion, Celebrity News, Entertainment, Men Fashion, Music, The Look

Happy Birthday Drake

Today, Drake celebrates his 31st birthday but last night the Champagne Papi celebrated his “Re-Bar Mitzvah” at Poppy (oddly not Delilah where Drake frequents and has a few drinks named after him) in West Hollywood! Rocking a green velvet Tom Ford jacket and a Yeezy Season chain, Drake partied it up with the likes of Leo DiCaprio, Toby Mcquire and many more!

My invite got lost in the mail but I will tell you from my boy, Poppy or PAPI as they called it was INSANE! Drake popped 31 bottles of Perrier Jouet to celebrate his 31 years of life and red cups flowed with Virginia Black Whiskey!

So here to you Drake, here are are top 5 fashionable moments! You’ve come a long way from Degrassi, TAKE CARE!

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