Daily Archives: October 29, 2013

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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Photos Credit: Yandy Smith’s Instagram

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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

Download and stream Trippystate here!

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Ciara Flaunts Her $500,000 Engagement Ring & Blazing Body In An Alon Livne Dress

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Yesterday, I reported that rapper Future proposed to R&B singer Ciara while giving her a 15-carat ring. See the original post here! The “Honest” rapper dropped $500,000 on the “Body Party” singer’s engagement ring, jewelers from Avianne & Co told People magazine.

Last night Monday (October 28), the soon-to-be bride/wife appeared at Hotel Derek in Houston, Texas for the first stop of her Moët Rosé Lounge Series. The company also gifted Cici a custom 3L Moët & Chandon Nectar Impérial Rosé bottle with crystallized messaging that read, “Happy Birthday Ciara.”

For the black affair event, Cici showed her blazing body in a black sheer cutout Alon Livine dress from the brand’s Fall 2013 collection.

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Russell Westbrook’s Fashion Spread For Vogue Magazine With CFDA 2013 Fashion Fund Finalist Jason Jones

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NBA player Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder continues to style in these fashion publications. Last week, I posted his feature in the November 2013 issue of GQ France magazine (see the original post here) and earlier in the year, he was featured in Vogue Italia. Now the self-proclaimed fashion king is featured in a photo spread for Vogue magazine November 2013 issue with CFDA 2013 Fashion Fund Finalist and accessory designer Jason Jones. 

In the fashion spread, Westbrook models a gold belt with the matching Medicine Man Pumpkin Duffle from Jones Parabellum collection. Below is an excerpt:

Having essentially grown up in his father’s antiques store in L.A., accessories designer Jason Jones, 42 (shown here, right, with Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook), learned early on the values of a kind of burnished quality. Parabellum, started seven years ago with business partner Mike Feldman, is Jones’s endeavor to reclaim that standard. His bags and leather goods are all cut from the sturdy hides of American bison, with each characterized by a deeply individual texture (many of Jones’s favorites feature scarred-over gore wounds) and layered with five or six different shades of dye. Fastenings and buckles are molded in technical ceramic developed by NASA, adding a futuristic component to otherwise old-school techniques. “American craftsmanship is artisanal, but in a hammer-and-nails sort of way; it’s crude,” says Jones, who is of Japanese and Hopi Indian descent. “We wanted to bring a Bottega level of quality.

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Toya Wright’s $445 Diane von Furstenberg Shany Floral Lace Jumpsuit

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Former reality star turned boutique owner and author Toya Wright celebrated her 30th birthday in Las Vegas. For the celebration, the mini entrepreneuress wore a $445 Diane von Furstenberg Shany Floral Lace Jumpsuit paired with red pumps.

Toya’s two-tone floral lace jumpsuit features a plunging surplice neckline & racerback, cinched waist & side slash pockets. You can purchase it at Neiman Marcus, Shop Bop or DVF.

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Lookbook: Asphalt Yacht Club Releases Fall 2013 Collection

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Inspired by today’s youth and their journey from struggle to success, Asphalt Yacht Club (AYC) is a new skate and lifestyle clothing line that combines skate culture, street style, and contemporary fashion into one.

AYC is a creative collaboration that reflects the diversity of its team members, drawing inspiration from the stories of their unique challenges and triumphs, and embracing the innovative spirit of their success. Using their pioneering careers as a template, Asphalt Yacht Club strives to elevate the dialogue of fashion within street culture and beyond.

The brand’s 2013 Fall collection features hoodies, fleeces, raglans and tees. To purchase pieces from the collection, visit their online shop here.

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Anchor Hoodie

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Tuesday On Instagram: Moncia, Tiny & Yandy Smith Styling In Designers

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Multi-platinum R&B singer Monica is one talented chic! She can sing and her style has always been on another level. I love Monica! She’s so underrated. I don’t think she gets the credit that she deserves because she’s true to herself, fans and never went “Hollywood” or “sold her soul” for fame or success. The College Park, GA-native made quite the splash during her latest Instagram flick. She styled a Clover Canyon top with royal blue leather pants and black pumps.

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Tiny loves flossing in designers! She was photo’d relaxing on a sofa. The multi-platinum Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter paired a cream tank top with navy pants. Her outfit was completed with a Celine bag in pony hair and Chanel sneakers.

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Yandy Smith was spotted making her Love and Hip Hop New York press rounds in a royal blue YS by Simply Intricate dress paired with $1,295 Christian Louboutin Lady Daf Pumps.

Photos Credit: Monica’s Instagram |Tiny’s Instagram | Yandy Smith’s Instagram

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Lebron James Debuts His Color-Blocked 1-of-1 Lebron 11 Sneakers

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Last weekend, the Internets were abuzz when NBA player LeBron James of the Miami Heat attended his 11|11 Experience event in Miami in a pair of color-blocked 1-of-1 Lebron 11 sneakers. He paired his kicks with a buttoned down shirt and denim jeans.

The event was spearheaded by Nike to celebrate the launch of the LeBron 11 sneaker. Are you feeling these kicks?

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