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The day was October 17, 1989! Selena dropped her debut album, Selena! Google has chosen commemorate this album, Selena, on there homepage in doodle form. When you click the doodle, “Bidi, Bidi, Bom, Bom” will play and take you on a cartoon history lesson of Selena! It’s literally amazing!

Viva La Reina Selena!

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Categories Celebrity Fashion, Fashion, The Look

LA Fashion Week: Who you need to know!

I’ve finally found a quick moment to breath! After working 16 hour days last week during LA Fashion Week, I’ve found a moment of clarity.

Last week, was utterly insane! I’ve met so many people, made so many connections and discovered so many talented designers. Which leads me here, my top 4 designer picks from LA Fashion Week

4. Radka Salcmannova

I had the pleasure of getting to know Radka in a interview I did with her Bedford her runway debut. Hailing all the way from the Czech Republic, Radka started out as a sculptor and somehow found her way to fashion design by working as an art director. You ever meet someone with a great energy and that translated into everything they touched, that’s Radka. Her pieces are avant-garde and remind me of McQueen.

3. Mary Me Jimmy Paul

Fun, quirky and yet still stylish, MaryMe JimmyPaul has already been seen on Rihanna, Gaga and Ariana Grande. This brand is all about having fun. While most of the made of plastic, I found myself obsessed over the fringe-tweed looks! Definitely Jean Paul Gaultier meets Moschino.

2. Bishme Cromartie

Crazy how the universe introduces you to people. I met Bishme at my niece’s birthday party but had no clue he was a designer until I saw a mutual friend at his pop up in Baltimore. We’ve seen Bishme’s custom designs on everyone from Karrueche, Andra Day to Mel B. and Jazmine Sullivan. What I dig most about Bishme is he reminds me of an Parisian Atelier, everything is pretty much made to order and you can feel the love he puts into every piece. That’s rare nowadays.

1. Noe Bernacelli

Making his US debut, Noe Bernacelli hails all the wait from Peru. Noe’s designs romantic gowns consists of intricate beading and lace on a chiffon palette. The line also featured tailored men’s suits to accompany the gowns. Reminded me of old Hollywood glam, I’d definitely could see Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt killing the red carpet, only if they were still together.

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Categories Fashion, Sales

Balmain x L’Oréal Revealed

 

The official lip colors for the Balmain x L’Oréal collaboration have officially have been released and today creative director Olivier Rousteing release the first official campaign photo via Instagram featuring is Balmain Army!

 

If you notice the lipsticks are a wide array of colors which represents diversity,

 

“The reason we made them like this is because we wanted to talk to so many women of all ages, all colours and all backgrounds. Different social groups, you know?” Rousteing told Vogue UK.

 

Pretty cool for $14!

 

The Collaboration will be available September 20th at Barney’s, Barneys.com and lorealparisusa.com (more…)

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Categories Celebrity News

Letoya Luckett Engaged!

One of our fave stylist, Bryon Javar, posted a screen shot as Letoya smiles and flaunts a huge diamond ring! At first, I thought this was a part of her “Back to Life” video series but when Luckett commented on the pic “God done went and did this,” I knew it was the latter! No word yet on who this mystery man is but when we find out, we will let u know!

 

This will be Luckett’s second marriage, she married Rob Hill Sr in an intimate ceremony in January 2016 but divorced two months later!

 

Congrats Letoya!

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Categories Celebrity Fashion, Celebrity News, Fashion, Sales

Fenty for Stance

 

Rihanna just dropped her latest collab with Stance and it sold out in minutes.

The Video Box Set features Rihanna in “Pour it Up” and “Work”, while the Red Carpet Box Set features Rihanna’s most iconic looks from the Met Gala and The CFDA Awards!

Better add your name to the restock list because once it’s sold out, there won’t be another restock! C

I still need to rock my otk socks from the first collaboration! Check out the styles below.

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Categories Art, Entertainment, Magazine Covers, Photography, The Look

Issa Look: Issa Rae for Hannah Magazine

Season 2 of "Insecure" premiered Sunday on HBO and whether you're "Team Issa" or "Team Lawerence", one thing is for sure, Issa Rae looks amazing channeling Solange, Missy Elliot and Nina Simone for Hannah Magazine!

No words, just Melanin and Magic.

You can order the coffee table magazine for $39.99!


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Categories Art, Celebrity Fashion, Fashion, Lifestyle, The Look

Paris Couture Week

Paris Couture Week is upon us and if you aren’t too busy being distracted by the “Blac Rob” drama, there have been some pretty amazing runway shows. Besides serving us tons us Melanin (FINALLY), Couture Week has also served tons of looks, we won’t even get into the attendees (we totally will though)!  Here are a few of my fave top picks…so far! 
First up, Viktor and Rolf. Definitely Giving Polly Pocket Teas!!!!

Ralph and Russo

Jean Paul Gautier 

Miu Miu taking us to the Race Track!

Alexandre Vauthier. There is not one look here that I wouldn’t shut DOWN!

Maison Martin Margiela 

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Categories Celebrity Fashion, Entertainment, Fashion, Lifestyle, The Look

Gabriel Held, The Instagram Account You Need to be Following 


I stumbled across this account maybe a month ago on the popular, my bad, explore page on ig and I have been OBSESSED ever since. 


Vogue has coined Gabriel Held as, “Instagram’s foremost fashion historian” and I couldn’t agree more! When you divulge into Held’s insta account you learn that he is a stylist and vintage dealer who’s pieces have made there way to some pretty bad ass name, i.e. Rihanna in the “Wild Thought’s” Video!!!! 

Speaking of Rihanna, you have to check out Gabriel’s baritone rendition of “Wild Thoughts”! This baritone diva also covers Kandi’s “Don’t Think I’m Not”, (which is how I hit follow) not to mention a weekly video of him performing Lil Kim. (Sidebar: I was Lil Kim for Halloween in the 4th grade, my mom didn’t know who she was! Oh, and my sister and I got grounded for going to see her at the “No Way Out Tour” in ’97) 
As a lover of 80’s, 90’s and hip hop style Gabriel Held’s page evokes emotion for me and takes me to a certain place in my life where I was super carefree watching MTV, BET (when they both played music videos and now I’m telling my age) and dreaming of being in Vogue! 


So fashion lovers get in, follow @gabriel_held_vintage and enjoy the ride! I guarantee you will get your life on a daily!!! We all need it in these tumultuous times! 

Photo Cred: @gabriel_held_vintage 

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Categories Fashion, Sales

True Religion Files for Bankruptcy

True Religion has filed for bankruptcy protection today as the brand failed to evolved with fashion! The “high end” denim company have listed 100 million to 500 in assets and liabilities. 
I’m assuming the collaboration with NBA Star Russell Westbrook wasn’t profitable either. 
With that being said…While True Religion is blaming the decline of sales in brick and mortar stores and boom in online sales as there reason a they’ve seen a decline…NO ONE WAS EVEN BUYING TRUE RELIGION ANYMORE! 
All they had to do was go back to the drawing board and redesign the denim! Personally, I’ve never owned a pair of true religion and found the brand to be obnoxious and reminiscent of Ed Hardy but fashion is always evolving and you have to be aware of that getting into this business.  

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