Today we celebrate Kanye West 40th birthday and whats a better way to honor the former Louis Vuitton Don than with some of his greatest moments in Fashion. Just like we all have a favorite Ye’ album, we all have a favorite Ye’ fashion era. I honestly prefer anything pre 2012 (shade), though the fashion on Yeezus was impressive. I’m not here for the homeless/bodysuit monochromatic look where I have to pay 600 bucks for a sweatshirt that I can get at Walmart.
So here’s to you Kanye, we hope you give us 40 more years of style.
Harlem is unlike any other neighborhood in New York City, and it has been my home for almost 4 years. Since living in this neighborhood I find it very important to support the local businesses in my hood from my cleaners, to my shoe repair, local clothing stores, restaurants, and bars. I feel as if when it comes to the restaurant/bar scene in Harlem things above 125th street are sometimes an afterthought for most people. I wanted to share with you some of my favorite places to grab a good drink above 125th.
The Honeywell – This bar is located on the lower level of a building in which you are not able to see directly into from walking past. This being said, it creates this level of suspense before you walk into this bar that transports you back to the 70’s with their dimmed yellow lights and retro wallpaper. This bar does not JUST have tentative bartenders that serve up great drinks, but puts on a damn great show while making them. They accept reservations via their website, and is great for large groups and offer great bar bites. Be prepared to fall in love and cheat on current fav bartenders.
3604 Broadway, New York, NY 10031
When I first moved to NYC I saw people hauling multiple Trader Joe’s bags on the the subway. I kept telling myself Trader Joe’s cannot be that great, and refused to go shopping there because I felt if I conformed I would be coming part of the TJ cult. After one visit I was convinced that I found love in place called Trader Joe’s. Grocery shopping in NYC is similar to trying to complete some strenuous obstacle course that requires strategic planning. Imagine trying to determine how many items you buy, juggle in two arms, and fit onto a possibly packed subway. (more…)
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
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
In case you haven’t heard…Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice is dropping a collaboration with Target! When I say this is too good to be true, it’s too good to be true!! The line hits stores and online April 9th and the prices will make your mouth drop! Coming in women’s, toddlers and baby everything is priced from $6-$70 and has over 200 pieces. I told myself I’m not shopping anymore but this is a steal compared to the steep prices of Victoria’s actual line.
Check out the entire lookbook at Target
Photo Cred: Instagram
What is ClassPass? It is a fitness startup based in New York City that gives customers the ability to sign up for a monthly membership. This membership allows you to try different boutique studios that include cycling, yoga, barre, Pilates, and more. ClassPass was actually founded by two females and the service they provide is available in 39 different cities. ClassPass offers three types of monthly memberships which include Go (2 classes), Base (5 classes), and Core (10 classes). I have heard so many millennials rave about ClassPass I decided to give in as part of my whole deep dive into More Self-Care in 2017.
ClassPlass has a great smartphone app (more…)
Since the departure of Hedi Slimane, we all have wondered what his successor, Anthony Vaccarello, is going to do with the brand. My friends, I am thoroughly pleased with Anthony’s takeover and yearn for many pieces such as this off the shoulder number.
BUT NOTHING compares to these babies that graced the runway on Milan! I like to call these boots that were made for walking, “I Wanna Rock With You!” These show stopping Swarovski encrusted boots have already made a home in Rihanna’s closet (of course) and is deemed the it boot of the season!
Photo Cred: Ysl/Instagram
Gucci continues to take us on whirlwind adventure as Alessandro Michele presented his f/w 17 collection as models walked through a glass tunnel. The theme, The Alchemist Garden: An Anti Modern Laboratory, which basically emphasizes going against the grain of fashion, which Gucci has done since Michele’ has become creative director.
Nothing is normal about Gucci. From pairing a glitter full body suit with a tank top and shorts to mixing embellished plaid shirts with shiny vinyl pants, this collection perfectly combines couture with street wear.