Daily Archives: December 4, 2011

The Family Hustle: T.I. & His Wife Tiny Talks To Don Bleek In NYC About Their Upcoming Show, Music & More

This past Thursday (December 1), I attended the “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” premiere screening at Yotel Hotel in Manhattan, New York. I was one of the few journalists/bloggers who was able to interview the married couple. The event was hosted by VH1 & Akoo Clothing. Music producer and fashion designer Swizz Beatz also attended this invite only event. Watch my interview below:

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Building Her Brand: Emily B Shares Advice On Finding Style

Reality star and celebrity stylist Emily Bustamante of Love & Hip-Hop is a rising celebrity stylist and designer who is working on a fashion line, Emily B, set to be available in fall 2012. Incorporating her personal style and know-how from working as a celebrity stylist, Fabolous’ partner is very excited about releasing her fashion collection. Vibe Vixen caught up with this V.A. native and she shared tips on getting a fashionable foot in the designing door. Below are a few excerpts:

You’re working on your fashion line and have been for some time. What are some words of advice for young ladies trying to follow in your footsteps?
Becoming a stylist, a lot of people think it’s easy. It’s been a very long road for me; I’ve been doing this for a very long time. It’s easy to be a stylist, but it’s harder to be a celebrity stylist because there’s not that many celebrities. There’s a lot of competition. My main advice would be to just build your portfolio. Start at a small scale, even if you have to get your girlfriend and dress her up, just to show what you’re capable of and show your personal vision. Build relationships with photographers and directors. Those are the main keys to getting in the door and getting started.

What advice do you have for a young woman who is trying to find her personal style?
Style is not about money or the brand that you’re wearing, it’s about how you put it together. That’s what fashion is really about. Like, right now I have on a Target t-shirt and leggings and some really cute, high UGG boots. I’m comfortable, I’m stylish at the same time and my shirt was $17 [Laughs], so it doesn’t always have to be name brand. You can layer your stuff and mix and match brands to make it look good. Find stuff that fits your body, fits your curves, is comfortable and looks good.

Source: Vibe Vixen

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Styling On Them Lames: T.I. Rocking Akoo Beanie Sweater, True Religion Denim & Air Max 95

This past Thursday (December 1), I attended the “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” premiere screening at Yotel Hotel in Manhattan, NY. T.I. was styling on them lames in a cream-colored Akoo sweater and matching beanie, True Religion Billy Jeans and Air Max 95. T.I. and Tiny’s docu-style show T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle will premiere tomorrow Monday (December 5), on VH1 at 9pm. Props to T.I. I want an endorsement deal with Akoo. That’s a dope clothing line. Tomorrow, I will post my exclusive interview with The Harrises.

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Front Page Him: J. Cole Covers YRB Magazine

Whoever thought an aspiring rapper from the Ville would get a deal? Back then all J. Cole had was just a dollar and a dream, now he’s signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. His breakout mixtape, The Warm Up put him on the map and proved that Jay-Z signed the right artist. All of J. Cole’s hard work paid off, because his debut album, entitled Cole World: The Sideline Story, bowed atop of the Billboard 200 chart, selling over 218,000 copies in the first week. YRB magazine caught up with this college graduated for an exclusive interview. In the cover story, J. Cole talked about success, his spot in Hip-Hop, Jay-Z and much more. Below are some excerpts:

On numbers and success.

“I didn’t have a clear definition of success. I didn’t have a clear-cut sales number,” explains the 26-year-old of his trepidation. “Like, ‘If I do this number, then I’ll be successful.’ Because it was so vague, the success was so vague. I wasn’t sure if it would sell and how well it would sell, you know what I’m saying?”

On if he feel like he’s where he should be at in the game.

“I feel like I am officially in the game, but I also feel like I’m not where I want to be. I’m far from it. I got a lot more things to do. I got a lot more respect to get,” he says. “Kanye [West] and Jay-Z are doing arenas. I got a long way to go before I can do an arena. I want to perform in an arena or stadium one day, depending on how big this thing gets. An arena? That’s 20,000 people coming to see you. To do a tour of arenas and then headlining that? That’s incredible. So I’ve got a long way to go. I know I got a long way to go.”

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Girl You Be Killin Em: Emily B & Her BIG Cakes Spotted At Club Studio 44

Over this weekend, reality star and fashion designer Emily B was spotted at club Studio 44 in New Jersey. Emily was all glammed-up in a fitted black dress and a pair of Christian Louboutin heels. She hosted “Love & Hip-Hop Edition,” at the upscale urban nightclub. I heard this event turned out good. Emily took pictures with the people, mixed and mingled as well. VH1‘s ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ will now be airing at 8pm on Mondays.

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