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Yandy Smith Wears A $575 Houndstooth Triple Jacket With The $198 Triple Skirt & $1,400 Casadei Boots

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Entertainment mogul and reality star Yandy Smith made a quick run to JeT’aime Shoes inside of the Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, NJ during her lunch break. The Love and Hip Hop New York breakout star wore a $575 Houndstooth Triple Jacket by Simply Intricate with the matching $198 Houndstooth Triple Skirt. Her outfit was accessorized with a red YSL clutch and $1,400 Casadei boots

Yandy’s tri color jacket features leather sleeves, collar and back-line. This ensemble can be worn for work or a nightclub party. Either way, you can’t lose with this stylish look. Stay tuned for Yandy’s YS by Simply Intricate collection. 

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Kicks Of The Day: Fabolous Rocks $1,000 Christian Louboutin Studded Hightop Sneakers

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Brooklyn’s Don Fabolous was also spotted partying at Vanquish nightclub in Atlanta for his good friend and D’usee ambassador Ruggs‘ birthday. For the party, Fab rocked a black leather button down and pants paired with $1,000 Christian Louboutin Studded Hightop Sneakers.

These sneakers are covered in black studs throughout and boast an all-black leather exterior.

The way Fab rocked his sneakers were pretty cool. Fellas, you can also step it up a notch and style these sneakers with a nice black or grey suit.

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Savannah James Styling In Isabel Marant, Charlotte Olympia, Alexandre Birman, Giuseppe Zanotti & Celine

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Savannah James (she’s married to NBA player LeBron James of the Miami Heat) sat courtside and cheered on her husband and his teammates at Miami’s American Airlines Arena for their ring ceremony and the season opener against the Chicago Bulls. For the game, Savannah wore a $1,063 magenta Isabel Marant Trim Blazer and the matching $685 Isabel Marant Skinny Trousers with a bustier accessorized with a Charlotte Olympia clutch and Alexandre Birman sandals.

Savannah pink silk-cotton blend blazer features a front button fastening, narrow lapels, long sleeves with button cuffs, two jetted pockets on the front and satin trim detailing. You can purchase it at Farfetch. The trousers feature a skinny fit leg, concealed front fastening, contrasting satin waistband with belt loops, two inset pockets to the sides and rear button fastening jetted pockets. You can buy them at Farfetch.

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UFC Figther Jon Jones For GQ Magazine; Styles In RLX Ralph Lauren, J Brand, Louis Vuitton & More

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Vest, $225, and jersey, $125, by RLX Ralph Lauren. Pants, $235, by J Brand. Boots, $945, by Louis Vuitton.

UFC fighter Jon Jones makes his YDBR debut! The 26-year-old mixed martial artist and current Light Heavyweight Champion has teamed up with GQ magazine for a fashion spread. For the shoot, the Rochester, NY-native modeled some Fall 2013 trends including down vests, sweatpants, jeans and trousers for the fashion publications. He styled in designers including RLX Ralph Lauren, J Brand, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Penfield, Diesel, A.P.C., Tommy Hilfiger and more. See the pics below:

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Vest, $395, by Michael Kors. Pants, $80, and sneakers, $100, by Nike. Necklace by Tiffany & Co. Location, Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts, Albuquerque.

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Vest, $160, by Penfield. Shirt, $178, by Diesel. Pants, $250, by J.Crew Ludlow. Shoes, $295, by Allen Edmonds. Belt by Tom Ford. Cap by Joe Fresh. Location, Holy Cow, Albuquerque.

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Toya Wright’s $1,450 Giuseppe Zanotti Plated Ankle Boots

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Former reality star turned boutique owner Toya Wright recently partied it up at Vanquish nightclub in Atlanta for D’usee ambassador Ruggs‘ birthday. Toya’s friends Monyetta Shaw, Sarah Vivan and Keyshia Cole were also in attendance.

For the party, Toya matched a $398 Sequin Black Parker Beaded Jumper and YSL clutch and $1,450 Giuseppe Zanotti Plated Ankle Boots. These pointed toe ankle boots are completed with smooth nappa leather, detailed with an oversized brass-tone plate and gunmetal-tone plated heel. They’re finished with a covered side zip. You can purchase them at Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Shop Bop or Luisaviaroma.

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Allen Iverson Officially Announces His Retirement From The NBA; Watch His Emotional Speech

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From the rough streets of Hampton, Virginia to becoming one of the greatest NBA players of all time and after 14 years in the National Basketball Association, legendary baller Allen Iverson has officially announced his retirement from the league. Earlier today Wednesday (October 30), the 38-year-old gave his official retirement speech via a press conference at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, where he starred for the 76ers.

In my opinion, A.I. broke down barriers and changed the league/NBA after first being drafted in 1996 by the 76ers. He also took an a$$-kicking for being himself, looking the way he looked and dressing the way he dressed. Now when you look around, a lot of the NBA players have tattoos and cornrows. A.I. took a beating for those types of things but it’s not how you look on the outside, it’s who you are in the inside and how good of a player you are on the court. He was 100% Hip-Hop and represented the streets/inner cities and I don’t think the NBA was ready for the kid.

I grew up in South Jersey, 15 minutes across the bridge from Philadelphia and A.I. was iconic. We looked up to him. I remember when he used to come to my junior high and high school in his Bentley. This is an emotional moment for myself and a lot of A.I. fans. I’m shedding a few tears as I watch A.I.’s speech.

In his 12-minutes emotional speech, A.I. thanked God for giving him the opportunity to be drafted, talked about his greatest moment being in the NBA which was being drafted, making it from Hampton, Virginia, always believing in himself and how his mother always told him that he can be whatever he wanted to be and he believed it.

He also thanked his coaches, Michael Jordan for giving him a vision (MJ made A.I. want to play basketball, showed him the way and gave him the path that he wanted to walk on), former teammates, the fans in Philadelphia and most importantly his family and friends. Watch the emotional speech below:

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CONFIRMED! Kerry Washington Is With Child

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Scandal actress Olivia Pope aka Kerry Washington is with child! After months of rumors, it has been confirmed that Washington is now four months pregnant and expecting her first child with husband, NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha of San Francisco 49ers. Last summer, the twosome secretly married in Idaho, according to a marriage certificate obtained by E! News.

According to People.Com, “The Scandal actress, 36, and her husband, NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha, 31, are expecting their first child, a source close to the actress confirms to People. “Kerry and Nnamdi are ecstatic,” the source says. The baby is due in late spring“.

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NFL Player Dez Bryant For Flaunt Magazine; He Shows It All

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NFL player Dez Bryant is feature in a fashion spread for Flaunt magazine. Despite his rough upbringings, Bryant followed his passion and turned his dream into reality. Now the 24-year-old Texas-native is the starting wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys. With his career on the rise and breaking NFL records, experts are saying that Bryant can be the best receiver in the NFL with ease, even by the end of this current season.

Bryant’s fashion spread for Flaunt was shot by Davis Factor and Leila Baboi handled styling duties. Bryant styled in designers including Giorgio Armani, Belther Sulphur, Diesel and Dolce & Gabbana. In the interview, he talked about his rough upbringings, entering the NFL draft, always dreaming of becoming a professional NFL player and much more. Below are some highlights:

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On growing up in Lufkin, Texas:

Growing up in Lufkin, you know, it wasn’t easy, but I don’t regret it” .

On if his youth in Lufkin prepared him for his stardom at Oklahoma State University:

Truth be told, I didn’t know [much]. After my junior year, a lot of schools were interested, any school you can think of…and I started to get nervous. I never thought about me, Dez, going to a major university.”

On 2010 Draft Day:

The whole draft process, it was crazy for me. I damn near visited every team.”

On becoming a professional NFL player was always his goal:

I told my mom, ‘I’m going to the NFL. I’ll never have a job, you won’t ever see me working,’ and I never had a job.”  He then added, “It’s crazy, the same feeling I had when I was nine years old [about football], that feeling has not changed.”

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Yandy Smith’s Around The Way Girl Look In Red Joggers & Timberland Boots

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Did you guys see the Love and Hip Hop New York Season 4 premiere last night? What are your thoughts on the show so far? Last weekend, LHHNY’s Yandy Smith visited the nation’s capital for her alma mater’s homecoming festivities.

She participated in the Entertainment Power Submit 2013 at Howard University, spoke at the “Press Play” Music & Management Master Class and the “Behind The Limelight” Radio & Master Class. Yandy also attended the homecoming football game. She was spotted on campus rocking her around the way girl look in a Howard University cropped top paired with red leather joggers and Timberland boots. Leather joggers have been one of the year’s biggest trends, thanks to Kanye West who brought them to Fendi six years ago.

Yandy received a scholarship to Howard University where she studied Business Management.

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New Music: Dope The Phenom Releases ‘Trippystate’ EP

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Dope The Phenom returns to YDBR with his Trippystate EP. The 5-tracks project feature collaborations with Willie Dub and Mace Diamond$, while Juice and GP handled the production. The 20-year-old Bronx-native will drop his next after the holidays, but just in time for 2014 on (December 31). Listen to the tracks below:

Poetic Dope

Exotic Sensation

Pineapple Express Ft. Willie Dub

Rollin, Countin GreenFt. Mac Diamonds

Diamonds”  Mac Diamonds

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