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The Year of CARDI B.

“…you can’t fuck with me if you wanted to!”

Cardi B. is now a two time Grammy nominated artist! From Love and Hip Hop to Billboard chart topper and now 2 Grammy nods, this is the ultimate Cinderella story!

She’s nominated for Best Rap Song along side Jay Z , Kendrick Lamar, Rapsody and Run the Jewels. She will also go up against Big Sean, Migos, Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar for Best Rap Performance.

Congrats Girl! You deserve to win!!!!

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The Legendary Azzedine Alaia

Azzedine Alaia, 82, died last Sunday. I woke up at 6 am to use the restroom and before I went back to sleep, I decided to get on instagram. It was there where I saw supermodels of presents and past posting “R.I.P” under photos of the Tunisian born designer.

I immediately, screamed “WHAT?!”. Alaia wasn’t just my favorite fashion designer but he was an innovator that didn’t give a damn what anybody had to say about him or collections.

A lot of our first encounter of Alaia was from “Clueless,” where Cher tells the robber she couldn’t get down on the ground because “This is an Alaia…a totally important designer!”. For me, it wasn’t this film but in vogue.

I remember, a magazine cover with supermodels decked out in Alaia in the 90s and remembering how I wanted the dresses they were wearing. So feminine, yet sexy!

Fast forward to my first job on luxury retail in Beverly Hills. I was finally able to touch and see the intricate detailing that goes into a piece from Alaia! It didn’t matter if it were shoes or a dress, it was worth the price tag.

While working at Saks, I became really intrigued by Alaia and it was there i learned that he basically responsible for making Naomi Campbell a supermodel when she was 16! Naomi ran into Alaia after she lost her wallet in Paris and the two have been inseparable since! Azzedine became Naomi’s “papa” and she was his “daughter”. Can you believe there were times when Naomi snuck out, Alaia would go to the club and drag her home?! When Alaia released his fragrance, he even modeled the color of the packaging in the likeness of Naomi’s inner arm. Talk about adoration.

I remember building a relationship with the Alaia reps and telling them how I wanted to knock on Azzedine’s door while I was in Paris and how bad I wanted to meet him. She replied, “You should’ve knocked! He would’ve let you in and given you a tour. That’s how humble he is.”

Monsieur, you were a true gem. Breaking barriers for women of color in fashion and teaching us to defy Fashion and social norms! There will never be another you!

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Rihanna to Host MET Gala 2018

What better person could Anna Wintour get to host the MET Gala than Rihanna?! Ok maybe Beyonce but Rihanna, along with Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace, will host the The 2018 MET Gala.
Rihanna has attended a 7 gala’s and performed at 2, while Donatella has attended a whopping 16!
Themed “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” the exhibit will feature religious pieces from The Sistine Chapel, many have never left the Vatican. The exhibit will also feature pieces from Chanel, John Galliano and more brands that were inspired by Catholicism.
We cannot wait to see how everyone pulls this off, last season was a fail for many but Rihanna was one of the FEW that nailed Rei Kuwakubo/Comme des Garcons theme. Not mention, Ri KILLED China Through the Looking Glass in 2016.
Hopefully, our invite doesn’t get lost in the mail but if it does we will be reporting to you live via instagram for the red carpet arrivals, April 30th, 2018.
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Cassie : Love A Loser Short Film

Through a mélange of gorgeous picturesque West Coast sights, Cassie experiences the highs and lows of young love in her new self titled short film. Tucked away in a nondescript desert motel, she basks in the euphoric confines that inexplicably encircle someone when falling in love….

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NYC RESTAURANT WEEK: INSTAGRAMMY

It is my favorite time of the year again, and the foodie gawds are looking out for our wallets!  It’s NYC Restaurant Week from July 24th – August 18th.  During this special time, you are able to get a three-course prix fixe dinner for $42 or a three-course lunch for $29.  Of course this does not include beverages, gratuity, and tax SO BE SURE TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR SERVER – THANK YOU.  I highly encourage you to make a reservation due to the popularity of this event via their program sponsor OpenTable, or you could go old school and actually call the restaurant. Feel free to check out the NYC Restaurant week official website for more deets and a complete list of restaurants.

When it comes to food we first eat with our eyes.  By that I mean we are naturally stimulated by our sight.  The more appealing food is the more likely you are to indulge.  Here are some restaurants that do an superb job of stimulating us visually with a great IG page.  In the wise words of Fab “…you look so good you should win an InstaGrammy”.  Check out the list below and be sure to follow a couple, because they won’t disappoint you.  These restaurants should win an InstaGrammy!

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Summer X Lobster Rolls

I love lobster rolls year round but when temps reach over 80 degrees in NYC my craving just intensifies.  I wanted to share with you my go to list when it is time for me get a good crustacean roll!

 

Claw Daddy’s –  Not only do they have great lobster rolls but they also have a happy hour that is easy on the pockets.  This Cajun/Creole restaurant located in the Lower East Side is one of my first blog post as well.  Check out my previous post for all the deets!

185 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

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BEARDS : Why The Ladies Love Them?

Ladies, lets chat! Now that sundress season is in full effect, it’s also playtime for a potential summer bae. A suave, charming charismatic man can steal your heart, but a man with a beard; Lord! Beards have become the key accessory that a man can possess. There is nothing more attractive than a well-groomed man with a beard, especially if their fashion sense is immaculate. For decades, the appearance of facial hair has evolved with the modern day man. There is something about a man that takes pride in his beard that can be seen as an indicator of not a rough-looking scrub but, rather, a confident, independent, and wise man.

There are numerous reasons why a woman should date a man with a beard. It’s the first thing you will notice and can spark flirty conversation. Here are some reasons why you should learn to love a man with a beard.

 

 

Beards have sex appeal

Beards can make the plainest man look instantly sexier, instead of with a baby face. Most women are attracted to a more rugged look. Women love a man who looks a little rough around the edges and can still treat them like a queen. There’s more than just a handsome face—it’s about how he carries himself in the presence of a woman.

Playtime is more fun

Kissing is more enjoyable with beards. There is nothing like the touch of facial hair when it rubs against your–much more pleasurable. Not only can PDA be fun, but private time can go from 0 to 100!

He looks good dressed up on date (Bae) night

Beards add contrast in men’s style. A suit or a sharp button down can complement a man’s facial hair and adds appeal to any stylish outfit. His beard can build a his confidence making him all the more attractive as arm candy on date nights. Always remember, ladies: Beards can make any man go from Urkel to future husband real quick. Stay woke!

He’s a class act

He will always be a classic. Timeless heartthrobs like Morris Chestnut, Larenz Tate, Nas, and Shemar Moore have flourished throughout the years as sex symbols. Beards can enhance his style and give off a sense of sophistication beyond his years. A woman can learn to appreciate a more refined looking man. A dapper yet smooth talker can have any woman feeling like they’re on cloud nine. Can I get an amen?!

Individuality

A man with a beard seems sure of himself and comfortable in his own skin. There is something sexy yet mysterious about a guy who takes pride in his appearance. His beard generates a strong male presence when among others, and this feature alone can set him apart as an alpha male.

Ladies, it’s officially time to embrace the beard gang and love them for their dedication to their personal style and appearance. If you haven’t given it a try, let this summer be your first foray into the wonderful world of beard dominance; you’ll thank me later. Until next time.

 

Source : CultureFeed

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ICYMI: Dior Resort 2018 

Theme: Dior meets the Wild West Location: calabasas, California 


Using the Las Virgenes Canyon as the backdrop for there Resort 2018 Show, Dior has taken the fashionista to the wild side. With hot air balloons donning “Dior Savauge”. 


Drawing inspiration from the Lascaux cave in the south of France for her second Resort collection, creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri mixed prints from historic cave with lace, hardware, leather and fur!



As models stutter down the dirt runway in boots and sandals, Rihanna, Demi Moore and Olivia Palermo sat front row. Solange rocked the stage at the afterparty as everyone sipped on Hennessy! Classy! 


Photos: Getty

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Beyonce Previews Lemonade Box Set!

Good lord all mighty. Beyonce’ will seriously just not let us keep our coins in our pocket. She is the queen of surprises so today of course she made heads pop off when she announced  her Collector’s Edition : How To Make Lemonade Box Set out of no where! It has been one year since Beyonce’ released her multi-award winning  Lemonade visual album so its only right it gets a huge anniversary set. The 600+ page hardcover book includes hundreds of never-before-seen photos from the making of LEMONADE . I am surely about to pre-order mine I’m sure I can go without a couple fine dining meals this month to pay for it! The box set is yours and mine for only  $300 dollars *rolling my eyes* (hence why I will need to skip Del Frisco twice this month) but its a must have. Are you getting yours, because I am surely not missing my sip?

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TBT: Last Week Gucci Dropped Of All Black Dance Party Campaign 

Ya’ll remember when word got out that Gucci was doing an all black casting? The wait is over!

Styled and directed by Alessandro Michele, the 60’s meets the 80’s inspired campaign dropped this morning! When I say, Life is given, LIFE IS GIVEN! I cant stop looking and admiring the photos of my people glammed up and and jamming out while draped in Gucci!


“The Soul Scene” was shot and inspired by Glen Luchford’s “Made You Look” exhibit which explored the black man, masculinity and Dandy. When Michele visited the exhibit last summer in London, he particularly fell in love with Malick Sidibé. Sidibe’s work focused on nightlife and culture from his home in West Africa.


Great Job Alessandro! Thank You for genuinely capturing our essence! Nothing feels forced in these images.



Photo Cred: Glen Luchford

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