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!
Photo Cred: @gabriel_held_vintage
As if today couldn’t get any greater with Jay Z dropping his Tidal 4:44 album, Jay and Bey have had the names of their twins leaked again and not it’s not Shawn and Bea (which would’ve been super basic).
With a daughter, Blue Ivy, who’s name is already iconic. The Carters needed something to withstand the test of time. Why would Beyoncé give the girl a 90 year old woman’s name who drinks prune juice…not iconic.
Drumroll please: Sir Carter and Rumi
If these are in fact my niece and nephew’s names, these are definitely dope and could never BEY forgotten.
Photo Cred: Instagram
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Though it’s only Wednesday, there have been tons of best dressed to grace our presence for this mid week fashion round up.
If you didn’t let the Joe Budden/Migos, Chris Brown/Migos beef distract you post BET Awards, there was actually lots of slayage that hit the carpet!
Let’s Start with Letoya Luckett who served this Candice Cuoco x Vanessa Simmons number with finger waves.
Sibley Scoles rocking Alexander Wang.
Lil Mama looking like a goddess in Steven Khalil
While blonde bobs were seen all over the carpet, Cardi B takes the cake while rocking Givenchy!
The jet over to Paris, where Gabrielle Union and hubby Dwayne Wade have been serving looks on everybody. Dwayne’s son Zion even got in on the fun!
The first ever NBA awards were held Monday in NYC and while Russell Westbrook was named MVP and most stylish, that didn’t stop other players from showing up and showing out!
Defensive player of the year Draymond Green opted for a YSL tuxedo/short set!
As we all know the Met Gala took place May 1st, the world anxiously awaited for celebs to either fall flat or rise to the occasion. This years theme Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcon. Simple right.While our faves captivated the white carpet, the memo was missed again this year by many. Now, the average Joe might not understand the concept of the Met Gala but its a costume gala that has taken place since 1971. Key word: COSTUME.But I digress.
Back to the Subject at hand. Best dressed and WORST. While there were many who looked stunning, there were many that were lackluster.
4) Lupita Nyongo
I see myself in Balmain by Loreal!
Loreal and Balmain have teamed up for a for a lipstick collaboration that will have us all outside of our neighborhood walgreens or rite aid. The 3 theme 12 shade collection will debut in September at Paris Fashion Week and an exclusive “jewel edition” that will be carried at Balmain.
“With L’Oréal Paris, Rousteing brings the raw creativity with which he has reinvented Balmain, from the Paris runways to his first ever beauty collection,” L’Oréal and Balmain said in a joint statement. “Accessible beauty and high fashion now have a symbolic meeting point: This new Color Riche limited collection with Balmain Paris.”
Finally they are getting it right. Not all of us have the deep pockets to buy a $40 lipstick. I’m sure sick of it!
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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.
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
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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