Music artist and fashion designer Kanye West was spotted at the Viktor & Rolf Fashion Show in Paris. He styled in a pair of Pierre Hardy sneakers which are from the Colorama collection and feature a multi-color palette and white sole. Yeezy paired his sneakers with a $2,000 Dior Homme Snakeskin Print Jacket which is from the Spring/Summer 2006 collection. He completed his outfit with a white tee-shirt and a pair of grey pants. As far as accessories, Yeezy wore a pair of dark sunglasses and a scarf wrapped around his neck. What are your thoughts on Yeezy’s outfit?
Tay Gaye is a 24-year-old fashion designer who resides in Philly. He was born in Liberia, West African. As a little kid, he learned how to use the sewing machine and eventually began making his own clothes. At the age of 12, when he had migrated to the city of brotherly love, Tay fell in love with the fashion industry in America and was inspired to start his own line. In 2011, Tay launched his Modisch Clothing Collection. He recently chatted with YDBR’s CEO & Owner Don Bleek about his clothing line, favorite designers, Fall/Winter 2012 Collection and much more.
You named your clothing line Modisch, where did that name come from and what is the meaning behind it?
I came up with the name Modisch in 2011 and it means fashion in German. I chose that name because it goes with the style of clothing that I am creating as far as the different animal prints that I use.
What inspired you to do a clothing line?
I’m from Africa and when I was there, I learned how to make clothes. It runs in my family. My father and sister used to make clothes in a tailoring shop and I went to the shop to help them out. That is also where I learned how to sew and make clothes. When I came to the USA I noticed that a lot of people were into fashion and spent a lot of money on clothing and I so was I. So, I decided instead of spending my money on other designers, I can buy my own pieces, start a line and get others to buy it.
Who are some of your favorite fashion designers/brands?
Diesel, Armani, and Oswald Boateng (he is a African designer). Boateng really inspired me to do fashion. He was one of the first African designers to have his own store in France.
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Beyoncé was again photo’d in the studio and she was also styling. For her latest studio session, Bey styled in a $1,490 Mary Katrantzou Printed Silk Dress. I love the new look! Bey revamped her image and has been seen wearing more colorful pieces and prints. In this pic, she also sported a bun hairdo and purple sunglasses. Are you feeling Bey’s new look and do you like her dress? Last week,Bey was photo’d in the studio with R&B singer Miguel. They’re working on some musical stuff together.
Last night Saturday (November 10), rapper 2 Chainz attended comedian and actor Kevin Hart show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. 2 Chainz was photo’d backstage with Kevin Hart and actress Taraji P Henson. For the event, he wore a Givenchy Shark Cuban Fit Sweater which was designed by Riccardo Tisci and feature its signature shark print. He paired his sweater with black-coated jeans and accessorized his outfit with dark Versace sunglasses and a Versace plated chain. This sweater is from the Fall 2012 collection and it is becoming popular among celebs.LeBron James wore it when he was spotted partying at Compound Nightclub in Atlanta. RapperMeek Mill wore this sweater last week while partying at Atlanta’s Bitmore Ballroom for Young Jeezy’s 34th birthday. New York Knicks baller Amar’e Stoudemire had on this sweater while hanging out with rapper Shyne in Paris. Tyga also wore this sweater when he was in Los Angeles hanging out with his buddy Chris Brown. You can purchase this Givenchy Shark Cuban Fit Sweater at SSENSE for $510.
Multi-platinum pop recording artist Rihanna is shining like her latest single “Diamonds”. The other day, the Barbadian singer was awarded by prominent Hip-Hop label Def Jam, for reaching the 100 million mark. In seven short years, Riri has sold over 100 million albums worldwide. The plaque displayed each of her six albums, which have collectively sold more than 25 million worldwide. Riri also has 11 hits that reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 under her belt and sold more than 60 million digital singles worldwide. Unapologetic arrives on November 19. The standard edition contains 14 tracks while the deluxe comes with 3 tracks songs in addition to a DVD. The bonus tracks include two remixes to Riri’s chart-topping single “Diamond” and a song titled “Half Of Me”. Chris Brown, Eminem, Future & Mikky Ekko are featured on the album. Riri accepted her plaque in a 90’s inspired outfit which included a reddish sheepskin coat layered over a camo jacket, blue denim jeans and Timberland boots.
Rapper Juelz Santana was recently spotted styling on those lames. He sported an army green leather Just Cavallijacket paired with a Slowbucks tee-shirt and denim jeans. Ju Ju accessorized his outfit with a Yves Saint Laurent (YSL)gold buckle logo belt and he completed his fit with burgundy sneakers.
Juelz is back in the studio working on a couple of upcoming projects. Yesterday, I reported that Juelz will release two new mixtapes, entitled God Will’n Vol 1 and 2. He has already collaborated with Wiz Khalifa, Lloyd Banks and Chief Keef for his upcoming projects. The track that Juelz recorded with Keef is called “Murder Murder”.
After attending the 2012 Victoria Secret Fashion Show in NYC, Republic Records R&B singer Melanie Fiona booked a flight and flew to Las Vegas for the 2012 Soul Train Awards. This year’s event was hosted by comedian Cedric the Entertainer, taped at Planet Hollywood’s PH Live and will air on BET and Centric on Sunday, November 25, at 9 p.m. EST. Fiona looked flawless on the red carpet in a lace white Isabel Marant dress paired with gold Versaceankle booties. She accessorized her outfit with a black clutch. 2 Chainz, Keyshia Cole, Miguel, Fantasia, John Legend, Elle Varner and Ne-Yo all took the stage and performed some of their music. Does she look flawless?
Last night Saturday (November 10), my idol (Jay-Z) & his childhood friend/Roc Apparel Group Executive Assistant Emory Jones were spotted sitting court side at Jay-Z’s arena (Barclays Center) for the Marquee Game of college basketball’s opening night. The Kentucky Wildcats defended the Maryland Terrapins 72-69. Jay-Z kept it casual in a denim shirt and jeans paired with Timberland boots.
G.O.O.D. Music recording artist Teyana Taylor was spotted styling in a pair of $930 Giuseppe Zanotti Homme Double Gold Plated Strap Dual Zip High-Top Sneakers paired with black pants and top. Teyana accessorized her outfit with a black Celine luggage tote bag and a gold Versace bracelet. Teyana is currently in the studio working on her debut solo album and shooting some scenes for an upcoming project. Is Teyana outfit dope?
Back in March, Diggy Simmons did a photo spread for Rolling Out magazine. For the shoot, the Jetsetter styled in a pair of Pierre Hardy ‘Discorama’ High Top Sneakers which are from the Summer 2011 collection. This sneaker is decked out in black suede and patent leather, embellished with a gold and silver patchwork pattern and is completed with a white sole and metallic piping. He paired his sneakers with a Shades of Gray Midnight Varsity Jacket layered over a black tee-shirt and Nudie Jeans. Dope shoot! I like the graffiti in the background. It reminds me of the 1980′s and early 1990’s Hip-Hop era.
Back in June, Diggy was photo’d on the black carpet for the 2012 BET Awards After Party at Cecconi’s in Los Angeles. He looked all dapper in a light-colored blazer, pants, royal blue and zebra striped shirt paired with leather royal blue Pierre Hardy High Top Sneakers. This sneaker retails for $517 and features a quilted back and signature Velco ankle tab.
In 2011, Diggy walked the green carpet at the Shrine Aufitorium in Los Angeles for the BET Awards in a pair of Pierre Hardy ‘Discorama’ High Top Sneakers paired with a $3,395 Josephus Thimister Belted Motorcycle Jacket over a black tee-shirt and trousers. He accessorized his outfit with dark sunglasses and a gold necklace.
Down in Miami, Diggy was cruising in the back seat of a car wearing a pair of Pierre Hardy High Top Sneakers with dark denim jeans and a white tee-shirt.