Daily Archives: July 15, 2013

K. Michelle Releases ‘Rebellious Soul’ Cover Art & Tracklist; LP Arrives August 13th Via Atlantic Records

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Southern songstress K. Michelle will release her debut, Rebellious Soul via Atlantic Records on August 13th. The 11-tracks soulful LP features the Pop & Oak-produced lead single “V.S.O.P” which is in heavy rotation on urban radio. On the cover art, K. Michelle poses in front of a red sofa with lit candles in a floor length black dress. I like how K. Michelle used Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta as a platform to rebuild her music career and brand. She is very talented and can sing. I am rooting for her! Three-weeks ago, she released the official visual to her single “V.S.O.P.” Pre-order the LP on iTunes.

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Rebellious Soul Tracklist below:

1. “My Life”
2. “Damn”
3. “I Don’t Like Me”
4. “Can’t Raise a Man”
5. “V.S.O.P.”
6. “Pay My Bills”
7. “Sometimes”
8. “It’s Too Late”
9. “Hate on Her”
10. “When I Get a Man”
11. “A Mother’s Prayer”

Photos Credit: K. Michelle’s Instagram

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Amar’e Stoudemire Looks Dapper & Talks Personal Style In GiltMANual’s ‘Men Of Style’ Series

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As I mentioned in numerous posts, over the years the NBA has become more fashionable. Basketball players are now dressing as if they were sitting front row at NYFW or  a fashion show in Milan. New York Knicks baller Amar’e Stoudemire has established himself as a fashion trendsetter off the court. Whenever he’s out and about, Stoudemire looks like he’s about to do a photo shoot, that’s how dapper he be looking. He really manages to stand out for his dapper and winning style. Writer Tyler Thoreson recently caught up with Stoudemire for an exclusive interview for GiltMANualon-going Men of Style series. In his interview, Stoudemire describes his look, talks about how his style has evolved, who’s the most stylish man in the NBA, what’s one thing every guy should be wearing right now, the best style advice he received and much more. Below are some highlights:

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How would you describe your own look?
My approach is contemporary—I go off what I feel, and I try not to do too much. I make sure it’s clean and classy and it fits my character.

How has your style evolved over the past couple years? 
It’s more mature. When I started off as a teenager, I was wearing things that teenagers wear, and now that I’m 29, 30 years old I wear a different style now. The older I get, the more my style changes.

Who’s the most stylish man in the NBA these days (present company excluded)?
I like the way Kobe Bryant dresses. It’s very contemporary, very easy. He’s not doing too much. It’s always good to see a little class with fashion.

What’s one thing every guy should be wearing right now?
This summer’s more about loafers. Nice loafers — and a nice watch.

What is the best style advice you’ve ever received? 
Be yourself. Don’t try too hard. That’s advice to anyone who’s trying to become stylish. Don’t try too hard — it shows.

Head over to GiltMANual to read the interview in its entirety.

Photos Credit: Tom Schirmacher

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Angela Simmons Styling In A $65 Kingdom Caven + Etomie: IDIA Floral Baroque Sleeveless Tee & Giuseppe Zanotti Sandals

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Angela Simmons is still bringing style and dope fashion to the set of 106 & Park as she handles co-hosting duties. Last week, she paired a $65 Kingdom Caven + Etomie: IDIA Floral Baroque Sleeveless Tee and striped pants by AinsleyNY with black suede $1,550 now $775 Giuseppe Zanotti sandals which are similar to the one’s below. Angela’s sleeveless tee features a gold IDIA mask with Baroque design encased in floral frame. She also wore a $65 Kingdom Caven + Etomie: IDIA White Stars Baroque Sleeveless Tee-Shirt here. Are you into striped pants? Ladies, do you think Angela pulled this outfit off or should she have chosen another pair of pants?

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Photos Credit: Angela Simmons’ Tumblr| shirt via Caven + Etomie | sandals via Giuseppe Zanotti

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A$AP Rocky Does A Black & White Inspired Photo Shoot With Famed Photographer Terry Richardson

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Back in 2011, Dat Pretty Muthaf**ka also known as A$AP Rocky linked up with famed photographer Terry Richardson for a black & white inspired photo shoot. See the original post here! Two years later, the NYC-based photographer and Harlem rapper links up again for another black & white inspired photo shoot. Rocky shows his tattoos, grill and upper body in the shoot. He also poses for a couple of shots next to Richardson. Enjoy the photos below:

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Angela Simmons Pairs A $65 Caven + Etomie: IDIA White Stars Baroque Tee With $229 MIA Rocco Sandals

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Over this past weekend, media personality and entrepreneuress Angela Simmons was spotted out on the town in NYC. We all need a little relaxation after a long work-week. Once again, Angela’s opted for her NYC “around the way girl” look. She paired a $65 Kingdom Caven + Etomie: IDIA White Stars Baroque Sleeveless Tee-Shirt with $229 MIA Limited Edition Rocco Sandals. She wore the white version of these sandals here. These limited edition sandals are completed with a ribbed padding, fold over Velcro strap at the ankle, and snake-skin. Angela completed her outfit with a Chanel bag. Her outfit was well put together. Any thoughts?

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Photos Credit: Angela Simmons Instagram | shirt via Caven + Etomie | sandals via MIA Shoes

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Who Rocked It Better? Ace Hood & Justin Combs In $875 Giuseppe Zanotti High Top sneakers

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This season celebs are buying Giuseppe Zanotti sneakers like it’s no tomorrow! Rapper Ace Hood and socialite Justin Combs was photo’d in a pair of $875 Giuseppe Zanotti High Top sneakers which feature a gold zipper on the sides and a total gold alien tooth. You can purchase these kicks at SSENSE or Luisaviaroma. Ace Hood decided to go for a streetwear look by styling his sneakers with tan pants and a black tank while Justin opted for a more casual look in a $150 CoCo Hockey Jersey Crewneck and black waxed denim jeans. Who rocked it better? Cast your vote below:

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Photos Credit Ace Hood’s InstagramJustin’s Instagram |  Giuseppe Zanotti

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Couples Hugged Up In The Club: Tiny & Tip And Keri Hilson & Serge Ibaka Partying In Atlanta

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Atlanta was the place to be this past weekend! Lil Wayne and T.I.’sAmerica’s Most Wanted” tour stopped in the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Celebs flocked to Hotlanta for the weekend festivities. Tiny and her husband T.I. partied it up with Birdman, Lil Wayne and others at Prive nightclub. Struggling singer Keri Hilson and her NBA boo Serge Ibaka was spotted hugged up at Compound nightclub. The twosome smiled for the cameras and danced it up. Is that an engagement ring on Keri’s finger? She looked cute in her green dress accessorized with leopard booties and the matching clutch.

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New Video & Audio: Chris Jones Releases “Been Trill”

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Queens, New York rising rapper Chris Jones releases his new street anthem “Been Trill“.

Jones is from New York’s notorious Queensbridge Houses, the home of platinum selling recording artists including Nas, Mobb DeepCapone, ComegaRoxanne Shante, and Tragedy Khadafi. Jones started rapping at a young age after he was influenced by the famed rappers from his Queens neighborhood. During that time he was only making music as a hobby and dreaming about being a rapper, then one day Jones realized that he can turn his music dreams into a reality and pursue it as a career. He eventually developed his own signature style by combining and intermixing the sounds from his role models such as Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Diddy and Fabolous. In 2010, Jones successfully began his career as a music artist and soon released his debut mixtape, Creative Control which was hosted by popular mixtape DJ, DJ Mick Boogie. The mixtape was well received by music critics and impacted the underground music world. It also caught the attention of major music publications including The Source magazine. The publication also named Jones as one of the top “Hot Up & Coming Rappers“.

Jones signature style is what set him apart from other artists and his music peers. Because of his lyrical abilities, Jones is able to switch styles like chameleons that changes colors. His music represents many faces and appeals to all individuals from people who struggled to the street hustlas and women. With his music, Jones aspires to take his talents worldwide and leave a positive message in his music. “Creative Control” was created as a representation to Hip-Hop and its growth. At one point and time, Jones felt like Hip-Hop was becoming a watered down industry to the point where artists weren’t rapping about anything that was relevant. Therefore, Creative Control was a statement to the industry saying “he had complete power on what was on it”.

Stream “Been Trill” below:

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Rihanna Wears A $2,250 Gareth Pugh Black Silk Suspender Skirt & $545 Balenciaga Arena High Trainers

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Bad Gal Riri is across the pond with her mentor Jay-Z. Photogs caught Rihanna leaving The London Hotel, before she made her way to join Jay-Z on stage at the Wireless Festival. The twosome performed “Run This Town“. For the occasion, Riri rocked a white tank and $2,250 $1,125 Gareth Pugh Black Silk Suspender Skirt. Her outfit was completed with $545 Balenciaga Arena High Trainers which you can get at Barneys. You can get Riri’s Gareth Pugh skirt at SSENSE. Honestly, I don’t like how Riri paired men sneakers with this ensemble. I think she should have worn heels. Ladies and gents, what’s your verdict?

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Photos Credit Rihanna Instagram | skirt via SSENSE | sneakers via Barneys

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