Daily Archives: December 17, 2013

Mary J Blige Appears On ‘The View’ In A Dennis Basso Fur Coat & An Antonio Berardi Dress

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Iconic Grammy Award winning R&B/Soul singer Mary J Blige appeared on The View yesterday Monday (December 16). She covered up in a full length fur coat from Dennis Basso.  The Geffen Records recording artist wore a $2,310 now $831 Antonio Berardi Long-Sleeve Geometric Dress under her fur coat.

Mary J was styled by celebrity fashion stylist June Ambrose.

This Antonio Berardi dress features a round neck, long sleeves, sheer mesh detail on the back, and an exposed back zipper. You can purchase it at Saks.

Did you hear her holiday album yet,  A Mary Christmas?

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Photos Credit: June Ambrose’s Instagram | Mary J Blidge’s Instagram |

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Matt Kemp Wears A Pierre Balmain Denim Biker Jacket & Maison Martin Margiela Sneakers

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LA Dodgers player Matt Kemp shared a photo on Instagram while en route to a photo shoot for Esquire magazine. He layered a sold out $1,057 Pierre Balmain Denim Biker Jacket over a white collared shirt with black pants and $835 red Maison Martin Margiela High Top Sneakers (similar to the ones below). He kept his look trendy by wearing a fedora hat.

The denim biker jacket from Pierre Balmain features a distressed wash and detailing, wide notched collar with button detailing, off-center front zip fastening, three zipped pockets on the front, long sleeves with zipped cuffs and a dipped curved hem on the back.

These high top MMM sneakers feature red patent leather throughout, a lace-up closure, padded collar, lined interior and rubber sole. You can purchase them at Bergdorf Goodman, Forward by Elyse Walker or Saks.

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Photos Credit: Matt Kemp’s Instagram | sneakers via Bergdorf Goodman |

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More Diversity In The Fashion Industry: Rihanna Is The Face Of Balmain’s Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign

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I live for great fashion moments like this! Twice in one week, a woman or color has snagged a campaign with a luxury brand. Fashion houses around the world are proving that they want more diversity in the fashion industry. Last week, I announced that iconic fashion designer and creative director Riccardo Tisci is breaking barriers by tapping neo-soul singer Erykah Badu for the face of Givenchy’s Spring 2014 Campaign. See the original story here.

It was just announced that Rihanna is the face of Balmain’s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign. The diamond selling pop singer was shot by Inez and Vinoodh for her campaign for the luxury French fashion house. She styled in denim-on-denim, all laced out gold chains and buckles and a chain-embellished pink & white robe during her shoot.

Expect Rihanna’s campaign to hit magazines in January. According to Balmain’s Creative Director Olivier Rousteing, “THE ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD#dreamsdocometrue @badgalriri @balmainparis#thankU #loveU #INspiration #Icon #beauty#FOREVER #Springsummer2014 #balmainiac. Front of the caméra you make me feel like you were the only girl in the world , you are more than an icon, you are my inspiration and an inpiration for an entiere generation. #loveU and #thankU

Over the past few decades, there has been a lack of diversity on the runway. We all know that racism still takes place in the fashion world. I am so sick and tired of top designers overlooking models of color. Your race and ethnicity shouldn’t matter. If you’ve got the right talent, you should be given the opportunity to do the job. Even though people of color still have a long way to go in the fashion industry, I must admit that we’ve come a long way.

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Photos Credit: Rihanna’s Instagram | Balmain’s Instagram | Oliver Rousteing’s Instagram 

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Paul George For Slam Magazine

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NBA player Paul George of the Indiana Pacers is covering the latest issue of Slam magazine. The 23-year-old Palmdale, CA-native didn’t play big-time AAU ball until the summer after his junior year of high school and didn’t star on his high school team until he was a senior. He ultimately ended up going 10th in the 2010 NBA Draft. He’s now the face of the first-place team in the east. And he’s still not satisfied.

This is definitely where I want to be, but it’s not where I want to end at,” says George. “I want to be MVP. I want to be Defensive Player of the Year. I want to be First-Team All-NBA. I want to be a Gold medalist. I want to be a hall of famer. I want to be a Champion. Everything that’s the highest or the greatest that you can do, I want to do that.”

Paulette George (Paul’s mother) and his grandmother always knew that he would be special from the moment he was born on May 2, 1990:

My grandmother, she’s passed away some years now, always used to say, ‘That baby’s going to be special,’” says Paulette. “I was like, ‘Really?’ She said, ‘Yeah. When kids have pinholes in their ears that means they’re gonna be special.’”

Pacers rookie Solomon Hill said, “Paul’s mentality is what makes him so good . “His mentality that he wants to be the best two-way player. It’s that he’s not just about scoring; he wants to get stops as well. When you have guy like that, it really shows you the bigger picture. It’s not about trying to put up as many points as you can; it’s about being efficient on the offensive end and stopping your player. That’s something that’s really different about him.”

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Beyonce’s $780 Givenchy Columbian Star Fit Cotton Jersey Tee-Shirt In Chicago

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Before taking the stage for her ‘The Mrs. Carter World Tour‘ show in Chicago, Beyoncé stopped by Karyn’s Cooked restaurant on N Wells Street for a vegan meal. She also met with the owner & renowned raw/vegan expert Karyn Calabrese.

Beyoncé wore a $780 Givenchy Columbian Star Fit Cotton Jersey Tee-Shirt which features a multi-colored check and white star on the front. You can purchase this shirt at Luisaviaroma or Farfetch. NBA players Austin Rivers and John Wall last wore this tee-shirt here and here and rapper Wale last wore it here.

Bey styled her tee-shirt with brown leather pants and gold sneakers.

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Photos Credit: Karyn Calabrese’s Instagramshirt via Farfetch

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Bow Wow Wears A $110 Black Billionaire Classic Crewneck & $145 Kite Quilted Armor Sweatpants

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Last week, rapper turned TV host Bow Wow handled his 106 & Park hosting duties in a $110 Black Billionaire Classic Crewneck paired with black $145 Kite Quilted Armor Sweatpants.

The crewneck features the brand’s logo embroidered on the front and back in patent leather; made of cotton/poly. The sweatpants features diamond quilted material on the front.

What are your thoughts on Bow Wow’s all-black ensemble?

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