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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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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Rumor Mill: The Twins names are….


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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Ye’ Turns 40


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. 





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Categories Food, Lifestyle

Harlem Bars: Showing Above 125th Some Love

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

The Wallflower

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Trader Joe’s Favs

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…)

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Jeff Koons x Louis Vuitton

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. 


Are you coping?
*I’m Draked out!!! Take a vacation sir and find some creativity!

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Kanye Debuts Jewelry Line 

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!


Are you copping? Peep more from the line below.

Photo Cred: Yeezy Suppy/google images 

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Rihanna for Chopard 


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 

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Victoria Beckham for Target


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. 

Are you copping?
Peep some of the line below…

Check out the entire lookbook at Target
Photo Cred: Instagram 

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