Daily Archives: September 27, 2013

Inside Of Keyshia Cole’s Meet & Greet In Atlanta For Her Steve Madden Shoe Collection


Earlier in the summer, YDBR reported that singer Keyshia Cole was expanding her brand outside of music and jumping into the footwear industry. See the original post here. The “Enough Of No Love” singer has teamed up with footwear company Steve Madden for her own collection of shoes.

Yesterday, at the Lenonx Square Mall in Atlanta, KC hosted a meet and greet. A lot of screaming fans came out to see her new line of shoes, get autographs and take pictures. For the event, KC opted for a black midriff baring top paired with ripped jeans and leopard printed ankle booties from her collection. See the pics below:






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Kanye West Has Enlisted Former Balmain Designer Christophe Decarnin For His New Clothing Collection?


Kanye West is a renaissance man; he’s always looking for more to do. He already dominated the music industry, released sneakers via Nike and Louis Vuitton. Yeezy also released a female line of shoes via a collaboration with Giuseppe Zanotti. For the past few years, Yeezy have been trying his hardest to get his DONDA womenwear collection off the ground, but he is having a hard time. In fact, it was reported that the line went on a hiatus and DONDA offices were closed down. I have some good news, Yeezy is returning to the fashion world!

According to British Vogue, “Kanye West is reportedly set to return to the Paris catwalk with a new eponymous collection, having enlisted former Balmain designer Christophe Decarnin as his head designer“.

The rapper showed in Paris, to relatively lukewarm reviews, for two seasons – spring/summer 2012 and autumn/winter 2012 – and cancelled the show a year ago, without confirming whether or not the label would continue,” British Vogue reported.

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Paula Patton For Rolling Out Magazine; Talks ‘Baggage Claim’, Finding “Mr. Right” & Making It Last


Baggage Claim is in theaters nationwide and the film’s star Paula Patton is covering this week’s issue of Rolling Out magazine. In the film, Patton stars as a flight attendant who is determined to find a man in 30 days, and by traveling 30,000 miles, before her sister’s wedding. On the cover, Patton styles in a black python jacket and dress. During her interview, Patton opens up about her character (Montana Moore) in Baggage Claim, women finding their soul mate, “Mr. Right” and love. She also offers marriage advice and talks about making it last. Below are some highlights:


Boris Kodjoe, Paula Patton and Derek Luke

Your character, Montana Moore, is determined to find her soul mate and it’s a dilemma many women face when they reach a certain age. Why do you think this is the case? Is it because of family members?
The modern woman, today, is stuck between an archaic attitude and the new attitude where you can create your own destiny. It’s unfortunate when aunts and grandparents the woman can be as successful as she wants to be, but it’s never enough. If she’s not married and doesn’t have a baby, she’s not [considered] successful. It makes it so hard on women when it’s not the case. We wanted to accomplish two things with this movie, the happy ending where a woman discovers and loves herself just the way she is and [doesn’t] care about what others think. Then, there’s the other happy ending.

Is it better for a woman to wait for Mr. Right?
That’s where we need to go as women is to find some comfort in that. The moment we stop looking and caring, they all come flocking when you’re not looking.

Why is it important to be open and prepared to receive Mr. Right?
I am so glad that I am in a relationship or I would be messed up. Only people who love you can tell you “you know it’s annoying when you do this” and “you need to stop saying this when you are out in public.” It helps you grow as a human being. Hopefully, you enter the relationship open and ready to learn and this person who tells you there are some flaws you need to work on, you should listen. That’s what I love about my relationship and it has made be a better human being.

Does love complete a person?
People think finding love is going to complete them. It’s much more important that you are already complete when you enter that bond. That can make the search for love so hard when you’re thinking that’s the thing that will make me important or special.
You have to be a full human, love yourself and the partner is there to be the dessert. You have to be the meal.

What’s the best marriage advice you can offer?
It’s a marathon; it’s not a sprint. As women, we get caught up in that day when you get to be a princess. When that day is over, you’re like, wait, hold on a second! What just happened? Do I even want to sleep with this person? That’s why marriage is beautiful. The longer it [lasts], that’s someone who loves you inside and out, loves you for all your flaws.

What’s the secret to making it last?
It’s about being yourself, loving yourself and finding that person who loves you just the way you are. Who doesn’t like to see people go on a journey, travel everywhere?

Photos Credit: Rolling Out | DeWayne Rogers

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NBA Player Rudy Gay Wears Givenchy, G-Star & Balenciaga


NBA player Rudy Gay of the Toronto Raptors was photo’d leaning on a white Porsche. He dressed in a sold out $510 Givenchy Shark Cuban Fit Sweater which he last wore here. This sweater is from the brand’s Fall 2012 menswear collection and was a popular trend in the fashion world last year. Rudy paired his sweater with dark denim G-Star jeans and $545 black Balenciaga Arena sneakers which are available at Mr. Porter. Rudy’s outfit was accessorized with a Mitchell & Ness snapback. Over the last few years, the NBA has become more fashionable. I like how the players are currently dressing.



Photos Credit: Rudy Gay’s Instagram

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When Did She Wear It Better? Toya Wright In $1,350 Giuseppe Zanotti Calf Hair Cap-Toe 3-Strap Booties


On two different occasions, former reality star turned author and boutique owner Toya Wright wore the same pair of $1,350 Giuseppe Zanotti Calf Hair Cap-Toe 3-Strap Bootie, Leopard/Blue. These ankle booties feature leopard-print throughout, suede pointed cap-top, cutout back with three buckled straps and leather lining and sole. They’re available at Neiman Marcus. In the pic above, Toya paired her boots with a black blouse and white tights while she opted for a $198 Diane Von Furstenberg Color-Block Silk Shirt and black leggings in the photo below.

Fall is here and it is now boots weather! Ladies, what kind of boots are you wearing/buying this season?




Photos Credit: Toya Wright’s Instagram|boots Neiman Marcus

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Fabolous Sports A $425 Balenciaga ‘Egyptofunk’ Sweater


Rapper Fabolous was photo’d with Def Jam’s Executive Vice President Sean Pecas and Hot 97’s Ebro. Fab rocked a $425 Balenciaga ‘Egyptofunk‘ Sweater from the fashion house’s ‘Egyptofunk‘ collection. The sweater features an ‘Egyptofunk‘ print with the caption ‘Join A Weird‘ printed on the front. This sweater is also an attention catcher; pair it with dark-wash jeans and royal blue or red Balenciaga sneakers and you are bound to have heads turning. You can purchase this sweater at Mr Porter.



Photos Credit: Fab’s Instagram | sweaters via Mr Porter

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Adrienne Bailon Out & About In Zara And Topshop


Media personality Adrienne Bailon was spotted out and about in the NYC streets. The Real host attended Alison Brod PR press day in Manhattan. She styled an $80 Zara Printed Tube Dress layered under a $330 Topshop Collarless Leather Biker Jacket which is available at Topshop. Adrienne is a very cute girl but she never rise to the top and I believe it is because of her alleged home-wrecking ways and in the early stage of her career, she also hated on Jennifer Lopez. Hopefully, she’s mature since she is all grown up.




Photos Credit: Adrienne Bailon’s Instagram | dress via Zara | jacket via Topshop

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