Daily Archives: July 31, 2013

Young Fashion Killa: Diggy Simmons In Balmain & Kris Van Assche


Somewhere in NYC, Diggy Simmons did a little shopping. He also posed in an art/painting boutique. As always, the teenage rap star and fashion trendsetter was styling in upscale designers. Diggy paired a light brown shirt with $1,340 Balmain Basic Stretch Denim Biker Jeans which you can get at Luisaviaroma. He matched his ensemble with $599 Kris Van Assche lace Up High Top Sneakers (seen in white below) which are from the brand’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection. They feature a round toe, extended lace up closure in white, unlined collar & extended leather tongue and a zip closure at the heel. They’re completed with white rubber foxing, tone on tone stitching, leather upper and rubber sole. Get these sneakers at Forward by Elyse Walker, Farfetch or Luisaviaroma. Is Diggy a fashion trendsetter or what?




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Photo Credits: Diggy’s Instagram | jeans via Luisaviaroma  | sneakers via sneakers via Luisaviaroma & Farfetch

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Kelly Rowland Gets Glam Up In A Black Dress & Fur Vest For The September 2013 Issue Of Essence Magazine


In the midst of Essence magazine announcing Vanessa K. Bush as their new Editor-In-Chief, multi-platinum Grammy Award winning singer Kelly Rowland covers the publication’s September issue.

The “Dirty Laundry” singer, X-Factor judge and Jaguar spokewoman gets glam up in a black dress layered under a fur vest for the Fall 2013 issue. Inside, she talks about her sister Beyoncé & the life she wants for herself, finding her strength through boxing, and why she is afraid to share her feelings. Below are some highlights: 

On Beyoncé and the life she wants for herself:

“For a long time I wasn’t happy, but that had nothing to do with Beyoncé. That had to do with me trying to get my life in order and make better decisions for myself. I’m seeing all these wonderful things happen for her and I am happy for her. But I want a path. I want things to pop off for me, too. Not on her level but whatever my level is supposed to be.”

On finding her strength through boxing:

“I see the beauty in boxing…It teaches me strength, physically but mostly mentally. I had to learn my strength, because for so long I could have been tougher than I was.”

On why she was afraid to share her feelings:

“’….cause I didn’t want anybody to judge me. But now I don’t care, Judge me if you want to. And as a matter of fact, it won’t even count, ‘cause the only person who can judge is God.”

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Top 5 Rappers Who Love To Flaunt Their Sunglasses

It is no secret that vintage sunglasses are generally preferred by rappers. These in-demand sunglasses are worn in photo shoots, music videos, and whether they are performing or outside or walking on the red carpet. Everywhere you turn rappers like Jay-Z and Kanye West are wearing their dark shaded glasses. Most of their eye wear brands include high-end ones which include: Louis Vuitton and Mosley Tribes; for vintage frames they prefer brands like Cazal and Alpina. For more styles visit Glassesonweb.

Here are a few rappers that love to flaunt their sunglasses:

1 .Jay-Z. We start off  with Jay –Z at the top of the rapper list who is obsessed with his designer sunglasses. Besides his impeccable style, impressive rap, and keen business sense  what makes Jay-Z respected is his trademark fashion. Jay-Z is rarely leaves his house without his sunglasses. His black-framed aviator sunglasses look cool and saves him from Paparazzi‘s bright camera flash.


2. Kanye West. As for his friend Jay-Z, West prefers his classic visor style frame. His frames have been an iconic piece among hip hop lovers. We prefer him wearing black frames rather than experimenting with colored ones. Click here for more sunglass styles.

3. 50 Cent. He may have slipped off the celebrity radar for time being, but you can count 50 Cent and his wicked fashion sense. Like Jay –Z he opts for dark glasses but with a tint of glitz on them accessorized with his fur collar and heavy gold jewelry.

4. Will. I. Am. He too opts for some funky shades, switching between pop and hip hop. His fashion is becoming renowned and he is rated as one of the hottest stars today. A vintage Cazal eyeglass compliments his face and looks really cool. On the red carpet he didn’t miss a chance to show his Porsche style. This style only works for stars like Will. I .Am!


5.Lil’ Wayne. The Bretta brand is what Lil Wayne prefers. This aviator-style looks great on both men and women, and if Lil Wayne can look good wearing this shade, I must then tell you it’s a winner. Anyone and everyone will look the best with this stunning pair.

Visit CelebritySunglassesWatcher.com for more great sunglass styles and to check out all your favorite celebrities in the latest eye wear gear!

Disclosure: I am disclosing that compensation was provided for this post. I agreed to publish it, however, the opinions expressed herein are those of the author. 

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Get The Look: Monica In An H&M Jersey Top, ASOS Leggings & Gucci Coda Neon Leather High-Top Sneakers


Last week, singer Monica and her husband Shannon Brown took the kids to WWE Live. For the wrestling event, a pregnant Monica dressed in an oversized H&M jersey top and $30 ASOS Leggings in Aztec Tribal Print. These form-fitting Monochrome Aztec design leggings are available at ASOS. She topped her outfit off with a Chanel bag and $690 Gucci Coda Neon Leather High-Top Sneakers which are from the fashion house’s Summer 2013 collection. They are completed with a perforated leather upper with tonal trim, tonal laces and sole, and interlocking G detail on the tongue. You can buy Monica’s sneakers at Neiman Marcus or Gucci.




Photo Credits: Monica’s Instagram | leggings via ASOS | sneakers via Neiman Marcus 

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Dope Or Nope? Drake Rocks A Tommy Hilfiger Sailing Gear Anorak Jacket From The Brand’s 90’s Collection


Lil Wayne’sAmerica’s Most Wanted‘ tour stopped in Buffalo, New York last night and before the show, music mogul Birdman, CEO Mack Maine, and YMCMB/OVO’s rapper Drake posed for a picture together on the tour bus. Drizzy Drake rocked a vintage Tommy Hilfiger Sailing Gear Anorak Jacket from the brand’s 90’s collection. This color-blocked jacket features a TH Sailing Gear patch on the upper front left side, an adjustable hoodie, two front pockets and snap buttons. If you’re interested in buying this jacket, put your bid in on eBay. Drizzy Drake’s fourth annual OVO Fest returns next Monday (August 5). Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Ace Hood have been listed as performers. Why is Drizzy Drake pulling clothes from the 90’s and trying to bring them back?



Photo Credits: Birdman’s Instagram | jacket via ebay

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