Daily Archives: September 5, 2013

Rihanna Rocks A $403 Givenchy Printed Tee-Shirt


A lot of celebs are in NYC for New York Fashion Week. Multi-platinum international Grammy Award winning singer Rihanna was spotted in the West Village section of Manhattan yesterday. The mega pop-star rocked a $403 Givenchy Printed Tee-Shirt and denim jeans. Her outfit was accessorized with dark Ray-Ban sunglasses, a gold necklace and black leather Manolo Blahnik Chaos Ankle Chain Sandals. This Givenchy tee features contrast print of a dog and man’s back on the front. Cop it at Farfetch. Are you feeling this look?



Photos Credits: PacificCoastNews.com | Shirt via Farfetch

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Dominic Lord’s LA Canvas Full Spread: “Not At All What You’d Expect From A 19-Year-Old From Harlem”


Yesterday, Wednesday (September 4), I posted Dominic Lord’s official LA Canvas magazine cover. See the original post here. The LA-based publication officially released its September/October 2013Fashion Issue” digitally and Dom has a four-page spread. He was shot by Conan Thai and styled by Adrian Manuel. Click here to read Dom’s feature. 

This kid is gonna pop, he’s well-dressed and very talented. His image says a lot and he’s very marketable,” said Don Bleek. Before going solo and linking up with industry music manager Steven Victor (he also manages rapper Pusha T), Dom was an early member of Harlem’s A$AP Mob. Last year, the rapper, songwriter, producer and designer released his Fashion Show EP which was co-produced by Madd Matt, Hudson Mohawke, The Neptune’s Chad Hugo and Rico Beats. The project contains Dom rapping/singing over off-tempo, up-tempo, and screwed up beats and he released some visuals in support of the EP. The visuals feature exquisite editing, cinematography, and production of a couture fashion short.

Dom is “Not At All What You’d Expect From A 19-Year-Old From Harlem.” A few months ago, famed fashion designer Riccardo Tisci flew him out to sit front row at the SS13 Givenchy Show during Paris Fashion Week and in June, Anna Wintour’s Vogue premiered his track “Overworld

This kid is gonna pop! Stay tuned and see what Dom has to offer in the near future.


Photos Credit: LA Canvas 

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Who Wore It Better? Brandy & Christina Milian In A Topshop Stamp Print Blazer & Stamp Print Culottes


Singers and actresses Brandy and Christina Milian wore the same $13o Topshop Stamp Print Blazer with the brand’s matching $76 Stamp Print Culottes . Brandy wore her ensemble during a performance in Chicago at the 42nd Annual African Festival of the Arts. She performed some of her chart-topping tracks including “I Wanna Be Down,” “Sittin On Top Of The World,” “Wildest Dreams” and “Who Is She To You?“. Brandy added a black bra and ankle boots to complete her look. Christina wore her ensemble in NYC. Photogs caught her arriving to her hotel suite in NYC. She completed her look with a pink blouse and gold sandals. She also carried a Hermes Birkin bag. Yesterday it was announced that Christina is featured on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars. The blazer features a curated stamp collection print and a button on the front. The culottes boast a high waist silhouette and side pockets. Get the blazer and culottes at Nordstrom. 

Christina Milian Wears A Colorful Short Suit


Christina Milian Wears A Colorful Short Suit

Photos Credits: Sandra Rose via Wolf/INFphoto.com | blazer & shorts via Nordstrom 

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Birdman Wears A $289 Kenzo Eye Print Sweater


Music mogul Birdman snapped pics with Ace Hood and Cedric The Entertainment. He was wearing a $289 Kenzo Eye Print Sweater from the fashion house’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection. This sweater features long sleeves with ribbed cuffs, a contrasting black eye print throughout and a ribbed hem. You can purchase it at Far Fetch. Swizz Beatz last wore this sweater here. Birdman also sported a lot of diamonds. Much be nice to live his life!

More and more celebs are starting to wear Kenzo. Do you have any thoughts on Birdman’s Kenzo sweater?



Photos Credits: Instagram | sweater via Far Fetch

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NYFW: Chanel Iman, Amar’e Stoudemire, Adrienne Bailon & Victor Cruz Attend The 10th Annual Style Awards


NYFW kicked off this week and last night Wednesday (September 4), Fashionista Nicole Richie hosted the 10th Annual Style Awards during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014. Chanel Iman, Victor CruzAdrienne Bailon and Amar’e Stoudemire & his wife Alexis were in attendance. The event honored ‘Model of the Year’ Kate Upton.  Stoudermie was a presenter and NY Giants baller Victor Cruz won for Most Stylish Athlete of the Year. The Style Awards will be broadcast on CNN September 14th at 7pm. Peep the pics below:






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Veteran Supermodel Tyson Beckford Covers UPTOWN’s September Fashion + Music Issue


Veteran fashion supermodel and actor Tyson Beckford covers UPTOWN’s September Fashion + Music Issue. Beckford is best known as a Ralph Lauren Polo and Sean John model. He appeared in various films and music videos as well. Back in the early 2000’s, Beckford dated female rapper Foxy Brown. These shoot locations took place at The Mansfield Hotel, The Renwick Penthouse, The M Bar and Club Room. Beckford was styled by Martin Waitt and he dressed in designer brands including; Etro, Canali, Christian Louboutin, Brioni, Salvatore Ferragamo, Alexander Nash and more. Below is an excerpt:

Supermodel Tyson Beckford roams the rooms of New York’s famed 110-year-old Mansfield Hotel (history has it that Max von Gerlach, the rumored inspiration for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s hero Jay Gatsby was a longtime resident). Here, Beckford, a legend in his own right, remixes the definition of dapper, sporting lavish blazers and sophisticated suits perfect for the fall. Guys, take note. Ladies, proceed with caution.”


ETRO jacket, $2,214 and trousers, $443; Jean Richard watch, $3,500; Stubbs & Wootton slippers, $450.


CANALI suit, $2,175; DAVID YURMAN watch, $4,600; CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN loafers $795.


BRIONI coat, $8,000, and turtleneck, $950; SALVATORE FERRAGAMO trousers, $730.


ALEXANDER NASH suit and tie, price available upon request; CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN loafers, $795. GIRARD-PERREGAUX watch, $32,860.


Photos Credits: UPTOWN | Kah Poon

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Tamar Braxton’s In Store Meet & Greet, Performs On ‘Live! With Kelly & Michael’ & ‘Love And War’s’ 1st Week Numbers


This past Tuesday (September 3), singer and reality star Tamar Braxton released her new album Love And War, according to HDD, the project will debut at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 with 105-110k sold in its first week. Tamar needs another 10k units sold to take the #1 spot. Ariana Grande is projected to debut at #1 with 110-115k units sold. “The One” singer hosted an in-store meet-and-greet on Tuesday at Best Buy in Valley Stream, NY. She was accompanied by her husband Vincent Herbert and parents Michael and Evelyn Braxton.

I love Tamar’s $704 Burberry Prorsum Heart Print Silk Crepe Blouse. Her ripped denim jeans and black patent leather pumps looked good with her blouse.



Tamar appeared on GMA where she performed a medley of tracks from her new albums including “Love and War” and “All The Way Home“. She also appeared on Live! With Kelly & Michael. She’s in on her promo run forreal! Look at Vince holding baby Logan! Enjoy the pics below:




Photos Credits: Naj Wareham | Patrick Neree | Tamar’s Instagram & FB

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Big Sean Talks Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse, Spirituality & Working With NO I.D. Again


Big Sean released his sophomore album, Hall Of Fame last week and the project debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200, selling 72,000 copies in its first week. He is enjoying a lot of crossover success. Sean went from a regular teenager in Detroit rapping on the streets to rapping on songs with Jay-Z. I truly admire Sean’s humbleness because he didn’t let fame get the best of him. He is also very spiritual. Dazed Digital caught up with the G.O.O.D Music rapper last week. In an interview, Sean talked about Kendrick Lamar’sControl” verse, his mindset going from Finally Famous to Hall Of Fame, spirituality and working with NO I.D. again. Below are some highlights:

Did you have any idea that “Control” would spiral out of control the way it did?

I kind of had an idea because I did the song, then I hit up Jay Elec, and then I hit up Kendrick and Kendrick was like, “Let me hear what you got to it.” So I sent him my verse and then he loved it, and then he sent me his verse and when I heard it, my reaction to it was like, I thought it was kind of funny but then I was kind of like, “Man, is this dude serious?” But then when I listened to it again, I was like, “Oh this is tight,” because it reminded me of like, wrestling or sports, you know what I’m saying? Because clearly me and Kendrick are friends, clearly a lot of us are friends, but at the end of the day, just like he thinks he’s the best and Jay Z thinks he’s the best and I think I’m the best and Drake thinks he’s the best and Kanye thinks he’s the best, that’s what we do it for! To be the best! We’ll go out on the court and score 30 points on each other, but afterwards, we’ll go get some drinks and I think that’s what makes it awesome. I think people shouldn’t take it too, too serious. The last time we took shit like that too serious, we lost two of the best rappers. That’s weak.

How did your mindset change from going in to Finally Famous to now going into Hall of Fame?

One of the things I wanted to get across on this album that I feel like I didn’t get across on the last one was that I’m a real spiritual dude. I’m somebody who believes in manifesting what you want. I live like a hippy and I just want to share with people how I made it happen, and maybe they can take from my story and apply it to their own.

In working with No I.D. again, his production on this album sounds so different from his production on Finally Famous. How did you tap into that side of No I.D.?

No I.D. has never made a song like “You Don’t Know,” and even his more familiar-sounding production like “First Chain,” it’s still, I feel like, some of his best work. Some of his best, most soulful beats are on this album. “Sierra Leone” I feel like is a great hip-hop beat that him and James Poyser from The Roots, him and James collab’d on that beat. It’s an honor to work with these great musicians, man. No I.D. even did the “Control” beat, which I thought was really fresh. What a fucking tragedy that it couldn’t be on my album because I love that song and we’d been trying to clear that sample. The thing I hate most about fucking albums, man, is that you have to try and clear every sample or you have to clear every artist or you have to clear all this stuff and it’s just like… At least for rap, because rap has to do with so much sampling, you know.

Read the full interview over at Dazed Digital.

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Rihanna Keeps It Causual In A $65 SPYE X SHICNYC Money Talks Sweatshirt


In the streets of NYC, Riri opted for a causal look in a $65 SPYE X SHICNYC Money Talks Sweatshirt which features a “Money Talks” graphic with a $1,000 dollar bill boasting an airplane with the route from NYC’s JFK Airport to Charles de Gaulle. SPYE x SHICNYC is a Harlem-based design duo. Visit their online shop here!




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Drake’s ‘Nothing Was The Same’ Official Cover Art & Tracklisting; LIL WAYNE & NICKI MINAJ Is NOT On The Album


Fall 2013 means OVO season! YMCMB’s Drake drops his third album, Nothing Was The Same on September 24th. The project’s official cover art and tracklisting has been released. Each cover features an interesting concert; Drizzy got his head in the clouds.  Kadir Nelson illustrated the cover arts. On NWTS, Drizzy gets assists from Jay-Z and Detail on the standard edition and Big Sean and 2 Chainz assists him on the deluxe version.


Drake’s NWTS standard and deluxe versions tracklisting:

1. Tuscan Leather
2. Furthest Thing
3. Started From the Bottom
4. Wu-Tang Forever
5. Own It
6. Worst Behavior
7. From Time
8. Hold On, We’re Going Home
9. Connect
10. The Language
11. 305 To My City (Feat. Detail)
12. Too Much
13. Pound Cake (Feat. JAY Z)/ Paris Morton Music II

Deluxe Edition:
14. Come Thru
15. All Me (Feat. 2 Chainz x Big Sean)

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