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Pictorial: Teyana Taylor Models Crooks & Castles’ Ladies Fall 2013 Collection

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Fashion brand Crooks & Castle snatched up G.O.O.D. Music artist and socialite Teyana Taylor for their Ladies Fall 2013 Collection. The Harlem singer and dancer modeled the Crook & Castle Ladies latest pieces including jackets, snapback caps, tee-shirts, leggings/tights, camo and polka dot patterns, beanies, and flights & varsity jackets. The line is inspired by a menswear urban streetwear and is divided into four groups: Les Voleurs, Crimewave, Flowerbomb and Thuxury 2.0. Starting next month (September), all of the items will be available for purchase at select authorized dealers and on the Crooks & Castles website. See the pictorial below:

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Photos Credit:  Crooks & Castle 

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Kevin Hart Sports A $515 Givenchy Star Patched And Striped Back Bottom Long Sleeve Polo & $685 Givenchy Studded Strap High Top Sneakers

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All the way overseas photogs spied actor and comedian Kevin Hart going to BBC Radio One in London. The Let Me Explain stand-up comedian sported Riccardo Tisci’s Givenchy clothes. He wore a $515 Givenchy Star Patched And Striped Back Bottom Long Sleeve Polo which he matched with black waxed denim jeans and $685 Givenchy Studded Strap High Top sneakers. This long sleeve pique polo cotton features black stars around the neckline, red and black stripes on the back bottom, and a three-button placket. You can purchase it at Barneys. The sneakers feature a perforated toe panel, contrast nylon insets and a star-studded Velcro. They are available at SSENSE.

For his Fall 2o13 collection, Givenchy’s Creative Director Riccardo Tisci produced some eye-catching pieces including star patched striped back long sleeve polos, Doberman printed sweaters and tees, plaid shirts, Columbian printed tees and sweaters and Madonna printed tees and sweaters.

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Photos Credit: PacificCoastNews.com | shirt & sneakers  via Barneys

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Jourdan Dunn Poses Nude For GQ [NSFW]

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London-based supermodel Jourdan Dunn poses nude for GQ magazine. Inside, she talks to Mark Anthony Green about being cancelled from a runway show in Paris and the best thing about modeling. For the Dusan Reljin shoot, Dunn styles in designer brands including Jil Sander NavyBLK DNM, VPL, Tom Ford and Alexander Wang. Below are some highlights:

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On being cancelled from a Paris runway because the size of her boobs:

“I’m normally told I’m cancelled because I’m  ‘coloured’ so being cancelled because of my boobs is a minor.”

On what is the best thing about modeling:

“Getting paid.” Anything else? “People think that I’m against fashion—or that I’m ghetto or a loudmouth. I’m not. But if speaking my opinion makes me that girl, fine. I’ll take that crown.”

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Blazer by Jil Sander Navy.

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Shirt by BLK DNM. Briefs by VPL. Belt by Tom Ford. Heels by Alexander Wang.

Source: GQ

Photos Credit: GQ | Dusan Reljin

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Jrue Holiday Talks Wearing Addias Sneakers To His Wedding, The Brand’s Crazyquick Commercial, Leaving The Sixers For New Orleans & More

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In a recent interview with SLAM, NBA player Jrue Holiday, formerly of the Philadelphia 76ers (last months, he was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans) talked to writer Nima Zarrbi about various things including wearing Adidas sneakers to his wedding, being a key face of the brand’s marketing strategy, hardly satisfied with just his first All-Star appearance, Coach Monty Williams, the Crazy Ghost Adidas sneakers, fashion and much more. Below are some highlights:

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On wearing Adidas sneakers to his wedding:

“I’ve been in Shell toes since ’98,” the 23-year-old Holiday says with a smile. “I had to go with the white Shell toes with the Ray-Bans. I know my wife, and if they were too flashy, I don’t think she would have liked them. They’re classic, a pair of my favorite shoes. I did my job well, my wife was very happy with my choices and that’s all that matters.”

On Adidas making him a key face of its marketing strategy by featuring him in a lauded Crazyquick commercial that included John Wall, Damian Lillard and A$AP Rocky:

“That was my first commercial,” Holiday says. “Having A$AP on there, saying ‘That boy Jrue’—that’s my Twitter handle now. It’s pretty sweet. They tried to explain the concept to me as we were doing the shoot but the way it came out was over the top. It wasn’t what I had pictured. It came out really cool. I didn’t see it until the day before it was released. When they had told me A$AP was on it, I was really excited. I had just come back from watching him in concert, so it was real thrilling.”

Holiday continues, “Knowing John and Damian, I didn’t think anyone else should have been in it. John’s a No. 1 pick and Damian killed it last year. He was probably one of the most fun guys for me to play against. What could he not do? He could score, he could pass, he could defend. I didn’t know about him like that. You know how everybody can hype someone up? For me, I need to play against you to see what it really is. Once I played against him the first time in Portland, I was like, yeah. You can tell he’s working, he’s working hard.”

On being hardly satisfied with just his first All-Star appearance and a couple of short playoff runs:

“I don’t want it to be a one-time thing,” says Holiday, who posted averages of 17.7 ppg, 8 apg and 4.2 rpg last season with the Philadelphia 76ers. “Making the Playoffs, my second and third year was probably the best experiences I’ve ever had. Being able to experience those over and over and having to make the most of it, that’s my goal. I look at the best point guards and what they do to separate themselves. Russ [Westbrook] has that athletic ability and that dog in him that a lot of people don’t have. Chris Paul has it, too, mentally the way he thinks about the game is incredible, the same with Chauncey Billups. Every time I used to play Chauncey he used to kick my butt because he outthought me. He would mix it up. He’d shoot from outside, he’d post me up—then he’d get to the paint and get me in foul trouble. He would just frustrate me. So you take a little bit out of everything.”

On leaving Philadelphia for New Orleans:

“I’m actually really excited,” Holiday says. “We have a good core group of guys that are young and talented. We have a great chance to grow together; I think that’s the biggest part of this. We’re going to be alright. I obviously have to play my game—that means whatever to help the team. I know last year, I had to score for our team to have the best chance of winning. This year with Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans on my wings, I might not need to score as much [laughs]. That means I need to be more of a point guard.”

Photos Credit: SLAM

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Exclusive Images From Lala Anthony’s 5th & Mercer Fall 2013 Collection

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Last week, I reported that media personality and entrepreneuress Lala Anthony launched the Fall 2013 collection of her 5th & Mercer collection, a womenwears collaboration with her friend and stylist Jason Bolden. The twosome officially launched the line last year (December 2012). Lala described the line as a combination of the classic uptown style with more edgy downtown details that will be sold exclusively on SHOPBOP.com.

“I wanted to share this line to give women a variety of options, whether it’s a fun look with the printed sweatshirt or a more dressed up style with the pencil skirt,” said Lala. She added, “There is something for everyone in this collection and I’m so excited for it to launch.” 

The classy chic-yet street styles were designed by Lala and Jason and it is finally available for purchase at SHOPBOP.com. Check out some pieces from the collection which features black and white two-tone pants, black sweatpants, crepe dress and a printed sweatshirt.

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$110 French Terry Sweatpants

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$198 Crepe Dress

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$195 Two Tone Pants

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$110 Pencil Skirt

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Photos Credit: SHOPBOP

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Dope Or Nope? J. Cole Rocks A Dolce & Gabbana Drink Coca Cola Tee-Shirt

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Over this past weekend, Roc Nation’s J. Cole attended an after party at PHD at The Dream hotel in Manhattan. For the star-studded event which was also attended by Beyoncé & Jay-Z, Rihanna & Drake, and Rocsi Diaz & Jamie Foxx , the “Power Trip” rapper rocked a Dolce & Gabbana Drink Coca Cola Tee-Shirt. The shirt that J. Cole wore is most likely sold out because I was not able to find it. Below are two similar versions of J. Cole’s shirt. 

Back in June, J. Cole dropped his latest offering, Born Sinner. The album debuted at #2 on Billboard Top 200 and has been certified gold by the RIAA. This Fall 2013, he will embark on a North America ‘What Dreams May Come True‘ tour with Wale. See official dates here.

Below is a $495 Dolce & Gabbana Coca Cola Print Jesey V-Neck Tee-Shirt. It features raw cut edges, the brand’s signature patch on the collar and a Coca Cola print on the lower right hand side. You can purchase it at Farfetch.

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Below is a $356 Dolce & Gabbana Coca Cola Tee-Shirt; featuring a round neck, short sleeves and a Cocoa Cola print and a straight hem. This shirt is available at Farfetch.

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Photos Credit: The Blue Flame Agency | shirts via Farfetch

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