Daily Archives: October 18, 2013

Ciara Performs In $1,115 Tom Ford Padlock Ankle-Strap Pumps, An Anthony Vaccarello Top & Gareth Pugh Pants

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Lately, singer Ciara has been flying across the states from L.A. to NYC. Following her West coast run, Ciara is back on the East coast. Last night, the “Body Party” singer took the stage and performed a medley of her hits at the 9th Annual Paper Magazine Nightlife Awards at Marquee.

For the performance, Cici wore a black cape, Anthony Vaccarello top, Gareth Pugh pants and $1,115 Tom Ford Padlock Ankle-Strap Pumps. Her Tom Ford pumps feature a glossy patent leather upper trimmed with tonal top stitching, golden padlock-detailed, buckled ankle wrap, pointed toe and low-dipped vamp elongate the leg. You can purchase them at Neiman Marcus.

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Photos Credit: Ciara’s Instagram | WENN | Pumps via Neiman Marcus

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Who Wore It Better? T.I., Fabolous, Joe Budden & Mack Wilds Sporting Nike LeBron X EXT “Denim” Sneakers

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T.I. and his beautiful wife Tiny were spotted arriving at Il Pastaio restaurant in Beverly Hills. The rap mogul sported a $59 Obey Floral Fckin Posse Navy Crew Neck Sweatshirt and blue denim Ralph Lauren RRL jeans paired with $180 Nike LeBron X EXT “Denim” sneakers. Rappers Fabolous and Joe Budden and singer/actor Mack Wilds were also spotted wearing these sneakers.

These Nike LeBron X EXT “Denim” sneakers were released this past summer and retailed for $180. These sneakers are covered in denim with lux materials like fine denim and brown leather.

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Photos Credit:  FameFlynet Pictures | Instagram | AP

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Get The Look: Rocsi Diaz’s $368 Guess by Marciano Annika Military Coat

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Media personality and Entertainment Tonight’s host Rocsi Diaz traveled across the pond to London, England. Rocsi wore a $368 Guess by Marciano Annika Military Coat layered over a blue sweater with J Brand jeans and Hunter boots.

Rocsi’s wool military coat features notched lapels, long sleeves with buckled cuffs, faux leather panels on the lapels, placket cuffs, front welt pockets and double-breasted button closures with crest symbols. You can purchase this jacket at Guess by Marciano.

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For her flight to London, Rocsi looked comfy in a Heartloom sweatsuit. Heartloom is a New York based brand that combines East coast sophistication with a laid back West coast style.

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Photos Credit: Rocsi Diaz’s Instagram | Coat Guess by Marciano |

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Breaking Down His Outfit: Victor Cruz In Riccardo Tisci’s Givenchy Clothes & Air Jordan Sneakers

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Dirty Jerz-native (Don Bleek’s birthplace) and New York Giant’s Wide Receiver Victor Cruz recently posed in front of his own Nike billboard.

For the celebration, Cruz rocked Riccardo Tisci’s Givenchy clothes. He styled a $721 Givenchy Crew Neck Sweater with black drawstring sweatpants and $160 Air Jordan 4 Retro ‘Dark Grey/Green Glow-Cement Grey-Black’ sneakers.

Basketball player Kobe Bryant wore this same exact sweater last week here. NBA player Lebron James and rapper Nas also wore this sweater here and here. This sweater features a two-tone patterns, abstract print, lace-up detailing, printed baseball graphics, banded hem and long sleeves with banded cuffs. You can purchase it at Farfetch, MatchesFashion or SSENSE.

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Photos Credit:  Victor Cruz Instagram | sneakers via Air Jordansweatshirt via Farfetch and Bergdorf Goodman

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A Grown Woman With A Game Plan: Keke Plamer For Rolling Out

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Keke Palmer graces another publication and as always she slayed the cover! The actress and singer cover this week’s issue of Rolling Out. The vivacious mogul in the making has been killing these magazines lately. In the beginning of this month, Keke covered Fuzion magazine as well as Bello magazine. Shot by famed photographer DeWayne Rogers, Keke styled in various dresses, skirts, buister, tops and heels for Rolling Out.

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Inside, she talked about growing up in the industry, making the transition from a child star to adult actress, balancing her personal and professional life and following her dreams. Below are some highlights via Necole Bitchie.

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KeKe on growing up
“When people think of me initially, they remember me as ‘Akeelah [and the Bee].’ Sometimes it can be frustrating to be remembered at an age that you’ve outgrown. But at the same time, it’s never frustrated me to the point that I’ve wanted to lash out. I just take it one step at a time. I’ve been patient in letting people adapt to me and my growth.

On proving that she’s an adult
If anything, it makes you look even more like a kid! As an adult, you don’t have to go around saying, ‘Hey, I’m an adult!’ That would be like saying, ‘Guess what — I’m black!’ You know it already. I just [try to] constantly be a professional by asking for what I need in the right way. I feel like you have to tell people who you are, but you don’t have to be disrespectful about it. But you also don’t have to be a shrinking violet. For a long time, when I was younger, I would always act like a little kid and I would just [bow] down because I would never want to feel like I’m being disrespectful to someone. But at the same time, I was like, ‘I’m 18-years-old and I’m not a kid anymore.’ I don’t have to wait for people to do things for me. I started saying, ‘No, that’s not OK. This is what I want. This is what I need from you. Please and thank you.’ At the end of the day, you’re going to have to speak up for yourself — and I learned that after always being, for lack of a better word, crapped on.

[But] I don’t think that’s a lesson that comes from the industry, I think that’s a lesson that comes from life. I think no matter what you do as a young kid — you can [even] take it from your family. You may go off to college, you’re becoming independent and you go back home and your parents treat you like a kid again. To a certain extent, everybody has their place in their family, but you have to say, ‘Mom and Dad, I actually have things to do.’ And I think that’s a lesson that happens to everyone and everyone has to learn that place in their life.”

On balancing her personal and professional life
Sometimes my personal life takes a backseat. My job never takes a backseat. Sometimes I feel like my life is in shambles and I’ll still be doing my job. It’s unintentional.

On following her dreams
“I didn’t come from a lot. I had a lot of love and support from my family, but as far as money and that type of thing, I didn’t really have any of that.  All I did was follow my dreams. If my fans take anything from me, I hope it would be that. It’s not just me being so special — they are too. They just haven’t realized it yet.”

Photos Credit:  Rolling Out | DeWayne Rogers

Highlights via Necole Bitchie

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