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Chanel Iman And Her Boyfreind A$AP Rocky Attend The ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ Screening In Style

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They are still an item and going strong! Model Chanel Iman and her rapper boyfriend A$AP Rocky were spotted out on an intimate date in NYC. The twosome attended the Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom screening, followed by a romantic dinner at Nobu.

For the occasion, Chanel looked gorgeous in a feathered white floor length gown. As for Rocky, he wore a white hoodie and black blazer under a jacket with black jeans and boots.

Chanel and Rocky also sat court side recently at Madison Square Garden and watched the Knicks vs Pacers game.

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Naomi Campbell Wears $1,642 Azzedine Alaïa Laser-Cut Suede Ankle Boots To ‘The Face’ Screening In London

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This fly “model chic” is still killing the game! 25 years later and Naomi Campbell is still winning! The 43-year-old international supermodel attended a special screening and Q&A sessions in London, England for the new series of The Face. The event was held at The Royal Opera House this past Thursday (September 26). For the screening, Campbell paired a white suit with $1,642 black Azzedine Alaïa  Laser-Cut Suede Ankle Boots from the brand’s Fall 2013 collection. They feature a pointed toe, black suede, laser-cut side panels with front ties. You can purchase them at Farfetch or Matches Fashion.

Earlier in the month, Campbell walked the runway during NYFW for the Diane von Furstenberg show at The Theatre at Lincoln Center. She also joined supermodel Iman and activist Bethann Hardison in calling out some of the top fashion designers in the nation for the a lack of diversity on the runway. See the original post here!

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Erin O’Connor, Naomi Campbell and Caroline Winberg

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Photos Credit: Zimbo via Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images Europe | boots via Matches Fashion

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Jourdan Dunn Poses Nude For GQ [NSFW]

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London-based supermodel Jourdan Dunn poses nude for GQ magazine. Inside, she talks to Mark Anthony Green about being cancelled from a runway show in Paris and the best thing about modeling. For the Dusan Reljin shoot, Dunn styles in designer brands including Jil Sander NavyBLK DNM, VPL, Tom Ford and Alexander Wang. Below are some highlights:

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On being cancelled from a Paris runway because the size of her boobs:

“I’m normally told I’m cancelled because I’m  ‘coloured’ so being cancelled because of my boobs is a minor.”

On what is the best thing about modeling:

“Getting paid.” Anything else? “People think that I’m against fashion—or that I’m ghetto or a loudmouth. I’m not. But if speaking my opinion makes me that girl, fine. I’ll take that crown.”

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Blazer by Jil Sander Navy.

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Shirt by BLK DNM. Briefs by VPL. Belt by Tom Ford. Heels by Alexander Wang.

Source: GQ

Photos Credit: GQ | Dusan Reljin

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You Better WERK Girl! British Supermodel Jourdan Dunn For Allure

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And she did it again! British Supermodel Jourdan Dunn is featured in another fashion publication. In the month’s issue of Allure, Dunn gives us that around the way girl look by posing in various pants, blazers, tops, bustier and denim jeans by A.P.C., Balmain, Dior, Dries Van Noten, Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and more. In this shoot, Dunn was styled by Jarrod Lacks and shot by famed photographer Alexi Lubomirski. Enjoy the spread below:

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Photos Credit: Beauty is Diverse

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First Look: Teyana Taylor Shows Off Her Killer Abs, Six-Pack & Boobs For Complex

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G.O.O.D. Music’s artist Teyana Taylor has one of the best bodies in the industry (I will put her in the same category as Beyoncé, J. Lo, Rihanna, Ciara and Amerie). Her body is “gone with the wind fabulous”! The other day, the Harlem-native showed off her killer abs, six-pack and boobs as she posed in various sexy bathing suits during a photo shoot poolside for music/fashion publication Complex. Besides slaying photo shoots, Kanye’s protegé is in the studio working on her debut which arrives later this year. She is also set to release her second line of sneakers with Adidas sometime this summer.

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CENTERVILLE PROJECT’S Model Jazzma Kendrick Photo’d On A Yacht With Naomi Campbell’s Ex-Billionaire Boyfriend Vladimir Doronin

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Jazzma Kendrick came a long way from Centerville Project’s in Camden, New Jersey (the same exact place where I was raised). I know Jazzma from Centerville Project’s. We grew up together, but never hung out or were the best of friends. We spoke here and there, but nothing major. I’ll admit, she has always been a fly chic. She also attended Rutgers University in Camden and worked at local nightspots in Philly before relocating to Miami, where she is pursuing her modeling career. Someway, somehow, Jazzma lucked up and was photo’d on a yacht in Miami with international supermodel Naomi Campbell’s ex-billionaire boyfriend/businessman Vladimir Doronin. The twosome was seen living the life, cursing off the shores of Miami. This tall fly chic was showing her gorgeous body. It still has yet to be confirmed why Campbell and Doronin split or if she even know about him kicking it with Jazzma. Peep the pics below:

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25 Years Later, She’s Still Killing The Game: Naomi Campbell Covers Vogue Brazil In A Bleach Blonde Hairstyle

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Over 25 years in the modeling industry and Naomi Campbell is still killing the game! The British model covers the May 2013 issue of Vogue Brazil, where she poses on the front cover in a sexy black cross-strap one-piece bathing suit with cut-outs accessorized with twinned pearl cluster bracelets and a floral embellishment. She also shows her newly bleach blonde hairstyle. The 42-year-old international supermodel is absolutely a true beauty! In my opinion, Campbell opened up the doors for African-American models. She walked the catwalk and runways all around the world, was the first African-American model for French Vogue and graced the cover of over 500 renowned fashion magazines.

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Model & Actor Spotlight: Dylan Ayisi (Part 2)

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Dylan styled in a red sweater with black leather sleeves by Modisch and black waxed denim jeans by Zara. His outfit was accessorized with a red & green Gucci “G” Locked Belt with the matching Gucci Hi-Top Sneakers.

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This kid looks familiar? Sure does! Last year he crashed YDBR (because his post brought so much traffic to the site) and made it to the number one most popular post on the blog when I featured his modeling and acting pictures. See original story here!

Since then the aspiring model, actor and future entrepreneur has been booming on the Interweb. Dylan has been featured on various Black-fashion site including UrbanDigital and Tumblr. I recently caught up with the rising star and we had a brief conversation about his road to success, future endeavors and fame.

“I am not in a rush to be seen on television or in movies. I am also not rushing to become “famous” or fighting for it. There is a positive and negative side that comes with fame, and one day I have to adjust to it because it’s a part of the industry that I am in,” said Dylan when he was asked if he would like to become famous or seen as a celebrity. He then added, “Honestly, I don’t even want to be famous. I just want to be successful, make myself useful into humanity, put a good deed into society and better my craft in the modeling and movie industry.”

Some of the people who influenced Dylan are actor Hill Harper, media personality & actor Terrance J and director & executive DeVon Franklin. “These individuals influenced me because they are a living testament that you can turn your dreams into reality. I also think that they epitomize the meaning of a successful Black male in Hollywood. Success, education, strength, wealth and tenacity; they represents all of that.

When you are first starting out in the entertainment industry or even trying to pursue your dreams, not everybody understands your drive or see your vision. “Sometimes I think people don’t understand my drive but it is my vision that inspires others. I am all about unity and motivating others to do what they want to do and accomplish their goals. What’s left is working to create your own destiny ”

As far as what’s next for Dylan, we both can agree that we know what the future has to offer him but God controls it and he’s following God’s plans. However Dylan is destined to rise to the top and will not give up. “I’m not going to give up no matter what the circumstances are. I will do everything I was told I can’t do. My parents always told me, “If you are going to start something, it is very important to finish it” and in return I certainly will. It’s just a matter of time”

Dylan ended our conversation by saying, “I believe in being persistence and putting your faith in God because all things are possible with him. I also have a couple of agencies that is looking forward to working with me in the near future.”

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Supermodel Chanel Iman Looks HAWK On The Cover Of Galore Magazine

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Model Chanel Iman is HAWK!!! She looks fabulous on the cover of Galore magazine’s “Women Who Rock” issue. If you think her cover was hawk, then check out her 70’s inspired photo spread below. She was shot by photographer Ellen Von Unwerth for this issue. Inside she talks to the publication about being a top model, her alter ego, female influences, being loved by fashion houses and more. Below are some excerpts:

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How’s it going being one of the biggest supermodels on the planet?
I’ve been working my ass off! I just got back from Mexico shooting for H&M and I just walked in the Jason Wu show at New York Fashion Week. There’s a lot going on and I’m just glad to be working. I’m happy this year. I know what I’m doing and what my goals are. You’ll see a lot coming my way.

Do me a fashion-y favor. Tell me about your pre-supermodel modeling beginnings.
I was a child model. I started when I was really young. My aunt took me to a modeling agency when I was 12-years-old, and then I moved to New York from LA when I was 15.

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And the rest is history. I feel like I HAD to say that. Anyway, who are your favorite designers to work with?

I’ve done lots of runway shows — from YSL to Dior to Gucci to Marc Jacobs to Alexander McQueen. You name it, I’ve probably done it. I love Jason Wu. I did his very first show and I’m very supportive of him and he’s very supportive of me. I love Tom Ford. And Alexander Wang has been someone I’ve worked with from the start.

FYI, it’s the Women Who Rock issue. What ladies rock Chanel Iman’s wonderful world?
Let me see… Beyoncé, Oprah, Michelle Obama, Alicia Keys, Halle Berry. There’s a lot of women out there who rock who I look up to. I think Ellen [von Unwerth] rocks. It’s my first time working with her but it’s definitely not my last. She’s awesome.

And any rocking family members?
CI: My mother rocks — she’s the number one rocker. She’s taught me everything I’ve known and she’s a strong woman. My older sister rocks too. She always gives me great advice and she’s just beautiful inside and out.

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Read the interview in its entirety and see more pics over at Galore magazine.

Photos Credits: GaloreEllen Von Unwerth

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Ciara Wears A White Suit On The Cover Of Annex Magazine’s “Diane” Issue

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R&B/Pop singer Ciara wears a cute white suit on the latest issue of Annex Magazine 2013 “Diane” issue. For the cover and her spread, Cici was shot by famed photographer Bradford Rogne. Inside, she talks about her new album, One Woman Army, inspiration and new boyfriend, rapper Future. This issue arrives on newsstand March 18th. Below are some highlights:

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On her new album, One Woman Army:

I am approaching this record in a different way than I have any other project before. While recording “One Woman Army” I have been running towards my fears and allowing myself to be vulnerable in many ways; for the first time I allowed myself to be completely open in the music making process.  I can honestly say this is the most fun that I’ve ever had making an album.

On her inspirations:
I really love listening to artists like Lana Del Ray, Kendrick Lamar, Drake just to name a few. However, I continue to find inspiration from the generation of greats such as Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna.

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