Of course the way my life works out, I miss Rihanna ringing customers out at her pop up shop last night. Not to mention my friend text me in the middle of the day asking were we going to the pop up! AHHHHHH!
I don’t know if I’m more irritated that I missed Rihanna or her Marie Antoinette inspired active wear collection. Mind you, I had plans to drop in the next day after work, because the hype would’ve died down. But after Rihanna’s appearance last night, I’m sure today will be even a bigger frenzy (hence why I don’t do events with super large crowds. My anxiety cant take it). I can’t take how flawless RiRi is. Everything she wears is so effortless.
Images of the Jeff Koons x Louis Vuitton were released today and two nights ago celebs partied it up at The Louvre in Paris to celebrate the collection. According to Vogue, everyone toasted the night away and danced to Rae Sremmurd, Lil’ Yachty (eye roll) and whats a party without Drake (double eye roll*). I can only imagine Michelle Williams (Dawson’s Creek not Destiny’s Child) yelling “I got fake people showing fake love to me..”
This is the first series to drop in their collaboration and this go round is famous paintings and the painters name on the exterior. Pieces start at $585 and are as much as $4000! It hit stores April 28th and if you want a statement piece for the summer, please wake up in time to get in line, its only available in stores.
Editor in Chief, Alexandra Shulman, of British Vogue announced her retirement, we all were wondering WHO’S UP NEXT? Okay maybe the rest of the world didn’t use those exact words but still. Well, Vogue announced the amazing Edward Enninful will be her successor. Talk about Black Excellence.
Here’s a quick history lesson on Enninful. Edward got his start at I-D magazine as Fashion Director at 19! See mom, you shoulda let me run off after high school to NYC to model, who knows where I would be lol. He went on to work for I-D for almost 20 years, while also contributing to Italian and American Vogue.
In 2004 he received the Isabella Blow Award for fashion creator at the British Fashion Awards. Enninful was also appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his services to diversity in the fashion industry by none other than Queen Elizabeth.
Not to mention for the past 6 years, Edward has been the creative and fashion director at W Magazine. Not bad.
With all these accolades under his belt, Enninful was almost predestined for this role of Editor in Chief at Vogue. I van not wait to see what he does with Vogue. He will begin his role August 1st.
At the moment, there is no time frame for the brand relaunch date but many are speculating the brand might be shutting down shop as HBA canceled their Paris show in March, Leilah Weinraub, the brands cheif executive will focus on her film career. HBA did state, “Oliver will be devoting himself in the immediate future to his responsibilities at Helmut Lang. HBA will continue to fulfill its creative vision in the near future.”
This is the second time HBA has gone on hiatus. The first time was in 2009 when Ruiz Lopez parted ways with the brand. Hopefully, HBA wont be gone for too long!
Also in other designer jewelry news, Kanye West dropped his 12 piece collection on Yeezy Suppy. Again, not for the faint of heart. Prices start at $1,500-$10,780. Inspired by Florentine art from the 14th century, Kanye said he “wanted to create something that represented timeless love.”
Kim K. has already been spotted rocking necklaces from the line. Some of the pieces, like the Yeezy 18K Yellow Gold Bracelet, reminds me of Marco Bicego (Beach-e-go)! Nice!
Photo Cred: Yeezy Suppy/google images
As if being a Rockstar and Fashion Designer isn’t enough, Rihanna is now adding jewelry designer to her repertoire! Today, Chopard released this image of Rihanna shining bright like a diamond (how appropriate). While many of the pieces are price upon request (which means its too damn expensive for the average Rihanna fan) however there is a ring that’s $1460. Okay Rihanna, let us know when your collaborate with Claire’s or Forever 21!
Now if the collection isnt too rich for your blood, it comes in two parts. There is a minimalist collection that consists of delicate geometrical shapes in rose gold earrings, rings and bracelets. While the “High End” line has chandelier earrings, ear clips and a watch (which is 30 Karats). The line is not for the faint of heart.
Anyone peep how the R 🖤C, also spells ROC! (She’s signed to Roc Nation)
Also this pic reminds me of Eva Pigford idk why but it does!
Photo Credit: Chopard
Hold Up!!!! Do yall know who’s hot ass nephew nephew this is? None other than Hilary and Bill Clinton! I mean it makes sense, Bill was a looker in his hey day. 22 year old Tyler Clinton just signed to IMG Models. I can’t! That smile and those dimples! Lawd!
Follow his ig: @tclint
This morning, Ralph Lauren announced they are closing there 5th avenue location in two weeks. The comes a surprise to some, as the NYC flagship location opened it doors in 2014. This comes just after the brand closed 43 of its full line stores in 2016.
Ralph Lauren, along with many of the brick and mortar stores, have been seeing a decline in sales and a boom online. Ralph Lauren hoped this 5th avenue location would bring in a more youthful crowd through its re-branding and even offered women’s but the profits were no match for the 25 million dollar a year lease. While the brand did not report there profits from there “See Now, Buy Now” show, they did find it profitable. Ralph Lauren states that the brand will now focus on innovative marketing and ecommerce to restructure the brand. Smart.
Whose idea was it anyway to sign a 15 year lease, when in 2014 we all saw the direction fashion was going.
Photo cred: Google images
Looks like Russell Westbrook has a little competition in the Basketball Player/Fashion Designer world. Now Dwayne Wade isn’t a novice to fashion as he has an accessories line, Way of Wade with Li Ning but now he’s partnering up with Dean and Dan Caten of Dsquared to launch Dsquared2 x Wade which will be exclusive to Saks 5th Ave.
Wade wanted to be able to take his collection from day to night with this capsule. The fashionably athletic inspired collab will consist of a 9 piece collection with nylon bomber jackets, embellished collar shirts, tuxedo jackets and what’s a collaboration with a 3 time NBA champ without fitted joggers?
Wade, who has sat front row next to Anna Wintour multiple times, actaully credits Bon Jovi for getting his start in fashion. He noted that he mention to Bon Jovi that he wanted to a fashion line and was asked, “What have you done?” Wade responded “Nothing,” Jovi told Wade to build his portfolio. Which is what he did and now Wade has arrived.
You can check out the full interview on Fashionista.com
Photo Cred: Getty Images
Kanye dropped his Adidas Calabasas Collection today. But we noticed one thing about the sneaker in the collection, it looks a lot like the Reebok Classics! Did Ye’ forget that we all use to rock them joints?
Can the Reebok send this petty tweet: Kanye, we gon you finish but Reebok created the greatest classics of all time!
Photo Cred: High Snobiety/Kim K Snapchat/Champs