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Toya Wright Attends Kandi Burruss’ “A Mother’s Love” Play In Alexander McQueen & Christian Louboutin

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Over this past weekend, famed reality star turned boutique owner and author Toya Wright attended Kandi Burruss‘ “A Mother’s Love” Play in AtlantaPhaedra & Apollo, Rasheeda & Kirk Frost, Memphitz & Toya Wright, Kenya and Porsha Stewart were also present.

For the presentation, Toya wore a black sheer blouse and $285 McQ by Alexander McQueen Tartan Tiger Contour Skirt accessorized with Christian Louboutin Highness Platform Pumps which are available at Neiman Marcus.

Toya’s skirt is from McQ by Alexander McQueen’s A/W 2013 collection and features Prince of Wales tartan print with a tiger print overlay and back zip closure.

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Toya and her husband Memphitz

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Yandy Smith’s Two-Piece Monsieur Belange Suit

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Last weekend, Yandy Smith attended the Myx & Mingle at Circle of Sisters event at NYC’s Jacob Javits Center. Styled by @Sankaraxt, the mini mogul wore a Monsieur Belange two-piece suit from the brand’s Spring 2014 collection paired with black patent leather pumps and a Elle Tarpin clutch.  She looked fierce!

In the past, Yandy Smith was named one of Billboard magazine’sTop 30 Executive under 30‘. She worked alongside some of the biggest music artists including 50 Cent, Missy Elliott, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes and others. She also spearheaded several projects in the music, TV and film world.

Yandy was the woman behind rapper Jim Jones‘ career. While managing Jim, Yandy became a consultant at Warner Music Group/Atlantic Records and was responsible for closing a joint venture deal for Jones with Columbia Records.

Yandy will return to VH1 on Monday October 28 for Season 4 of Love & Hip Hop: New York. Are you tuning in? See the official cast members here!

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Mona Scott Young and Yandy Smith

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Don Bleek’s Exclusive: Meet The New Women Of Love & Hip Hop

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Tara Wallace

Southern belle, Taranasha Wallace, was born and raised in a small-town of Mississippi and moved to NYC to pursue her dream of acting. She holds a degree in Dramatic Art from Jackson State University and a MFA in acting from NY’s Actors Studio Drama School. During school and after graduating, Tara pounded the NYC pavement and was heavily involved in musical and off-Broadway theater, appearing in various productions. Tara is the long-time girlfriend of rapper, Peter Gunz. They have been together over 13 years and live with their 2 children, Jamison (5) and Kaz (2). Tara is truly the epitome of brains and beauty“.

Season 4 of Love And Hip Hop: New York premieres next Monday October 28 on VH1 and there are three new faces including Tara WallaceErica Jean and Amina Buddafly. K. Michelle of Love And Hip Hop Atlanta left the Atlanta version of the show after last season and she is now featured on this season’s New York version. I promise you that these ladies will bring a lot of drama to the show. Friend to the blog Yandy Smith along with Tahiry and Erica Mena are returning! Read more about these women below:

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Born in the Bronx and raised in Queens, NY, a talented Erica Jean has always been addicted to the theater. Her love and drive for the performing arts lead her to attend Howard University as a Theater Arts major. Erica Jean has done several performances in the tri-state area including: James Baldwins’, Off Broadway production of Blues for Mister Charlie. Erica Jean’s main focus these days is raising her very energetic son, Stephen, aka “Lil,” B”, that she has with Rapper Saigon. Being a single mom at times can be taxing and tiring but that doesn’t keep Erica Jean from being upbeat and positive. Erica Jean is now pursuing her second passion, working in the medical field. She is currently continuing her education to become a nurse“.

Amina Buddafly

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Amina (formerly of “Black Buddafly”) was born and raised in Hamburg Germany, to a Senegalese father and a German mother. Together with her older sister Sophie and her twin Jazz, she began singing before she could talk. She started songwriting at the age of 13 and the day she discovered studio recording was the point of no return. She and her sisters formed the group Black Buddafly and signed their first record deal in 1997 with BMG Germany. Black Buddafly was signed to Def Jam and J Records. After Black Buddafly disbanded, her sisters moved back to Germany. Aside from her being an artist, Amina is very driven and determined to become a big-time songwriter/composer“.

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Tamar Braxton & Her Son Baby Logan Cover The October 2013 Issue Of Ebony Magazine

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Tamar Braxton is definitely winning! Earlier in the week, she released her new album Love And War, according to HDD, the project will debut at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 with 105-110k copies sold in its first week. The new season of her reality show Tamar & Vince premiered last night and now she is striking a killa pose on the October 2013 issue of Ebony magazine with her newborn son Baby Logan. Say whatever you want, but Tamar is a good example for young girls who want to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. She has a buzzing career, loving and supportive husband and a newborn son. She already won! For the cover story, Tamar did an interview inside of the publication’s Manhattan office. Inside, “The One” singer gets personal and talks about her past abusive relationships, clears up the rumors about her husband Vince abusing her and having plastic surgery, being vocal about her feelings and having self-esteem issues. Below are some highlights:

On her past abusive relationships (one of Tamar’s ex-boyfriends dragged her out of their apartment by her hair) and not being comfortable with sharing what happened to her:

I almost had to tell my story to each individual and then I decided that’s not what I’m going to do. I can’t make anybody believe, I can’t change anybody’s mind about anything. (The abuse,) it happened. I’m not all the way comfortable with sharing a lot of what happened to me (yet), but what I said was true. When I’m ready to talk about my abusive past I will, I’m sorry that I’m not. But if it wasn’t for (God), I wouldn’t be here.”

On the lie that Tamar’s brother-in-law/sister’s husband Gabe told a woman he was having an affair with that Vince was physically abusive to her:

“My husband definitely doesn’t abuse me,” she says, explaining that Gabe was only trying to take the heat off of himself by spewing lies about the family. “But, that’s been addressed (with Gabe). We don’t really have a close relationship anymore …but I’m respectful. I say ‘hi’ and ‘bye,’ and that’s where we leave it.”

On not being vocal about her feelings and having self-esteem issues:

“I haven’t always been vocal about my feelings, especially in a relationship. Now, I make sure that I’m very vocal about my feelings, everybody knows how I feel.  Sometimes it’s over the top and most of the time it’s ‘Team Too-Much,’” she laughs, “But I have to do a lot. (I was) a shy person who had self-esteem issues trying to figure it out — now,  I’ve gotten over my hangovers. You say, I’m comfortable and confident, it took a long time to get there. Maybe like a year or so before Braxton Family Values, I wasn’t that person. I was faking it til I make it, pretty much.

“I didn’t feel like I was beautiful. I didn’t feel like I deserved things. I didn’t feel like I could stand in a room and speak or even sing and have people who wanted to listen.”

On the plastic surgery rumors:

“I don’t have plastic surgery. I never had plastic surgery. I had a nose procedure done because I had to. I had no cartilage in my nose, I have a piece of cartilage from my ear put into my nose. I had a medical procedure done. I have no plastic in my nose. And when I shared that with the world, now I have Botox, and different kind of fillers. Now I touch my face, which I never touch my face…Everything is real on me.”

On her husband Vince helping rebuild her self-worth:

“The thing that I love the most about (Vincent) is that he’s helped me with accepting what happened to me and helped me realize that that’s not my make-up, (being abused) is not who I am, it hasn’t hindered who I am, it hasn’t stopped my integrity. I really appreciate him more and more everyday because he’s helped my self-esteem issues so much.”

And she’s also a woman of strong faith, which is why she made sure to feature a gospel track on her album Love and War: 

“A lot of people don’t get second chances. This is my sixth record deal,” she says. “This doesn’t happen. I knew I could sing and I knew I could dance but nobody really believed that much (in me) so I (had to be) really strong in my faith and I know if it wasn’t for God, I would not be here. I couldn’t do this album without people knowing how I feel about it.“

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Ladies Styling On Instagram Over The Labor Day Weekend

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Teyana Taylor and celebrity blogger Karen Civil were spotted at Ludacris’All White‘party during ‘Luda Day Weekend‘ in Atlanta.

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Music and talent manager turned reality star and business mogul Yandy Smith was photo’d with some guy. She styled in a white cropped top and a Red Vixen skirt.

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New York’s Power 105’s disc jockey and reality star Angela Yee was spotted at Frank Ski’s during the Luda Day Weekend.

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Fashion stylist/designer and reality star Emily B showed her curves in a black two-piece paired with $650 Giuseppe Zanotti multicolored high top wedge sneakers

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Draya Michele Out On The Town In A Custom-Made Golden Hanger Dress & Christian Louboutin Pumps

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Last night Friday (August 30), Draya Michele enjoyed a night out on the town and dined with her girlfriends Malaysia Pargo and Brandi Maxiell. Were they filming for the new season of BBWLA? For the occasion, Draya opted for a custom-made Golden Hanger dress matched with Christian Louboutin multi-color pumps. She looked good in this dress and I like her choice of shoes. These multi-color Louboutin pumps added some bright flavor to the outfit.

In related Draya news, the Basketball Wives: Los Angeles breakout reality star is the face of Jay-Z’s  Roca Wear’s Fall 2013 campaign. She did a photo shoot for the brand in NYC a few weeks ago. In the photos, Draya wore some sexy tee-shirts with high heels and a tomboyish inspired look in a sweatsuit, oversized buttoned down shirts and a baseball cap. Expect the official images to be release in the coming weeks and look out for some billboards in Times Square. See the BTS pics and original post here.

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LHHATL’s Ariane Davis Launches ‘Nightcap With Ariane’ Event Series In NYC At A Rooftop Party

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This past Wednesday (August 21), yours truly attended an exclusive rooftop party which was held at a privately owned penthouse in NYC. The event was hosted by Love & Hip Hop’s Ariane Davis. The cocktail soirée was the first in the bartender’s ‘Nightcap With Ariane‘ event series that will take place at various locations throughout the city. Other guests in attendance included Single Ladies actress Cassandra Freeman, Juicy magazine’s EIC Paula Renfroe and Executive Editor Taiia Smart Young, blogger Yakini of RealityTVFashion, Emmy Award winning hair stylist and professional airbrush makeup artist Lavette Slater, WNBA star Cappie Pondexter, amongst others. Drinks were provided courtesy of Smoke Vodka.

For the event, Ariane paired Brian Atwood sandals with a turquoise beaded vintage top and pleated chiffon mini-skirt. As for myself, I didn’t have time to go home and change because I was already out by the time I received the invite via email. Therefore, I kept it simple in an H&M top and Zara trousers matched with Nike Dual Fusion BB NBK sneakers. Enjoy the pics below:

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Cassandra Freeman, Lavette Slater & Ariane Davis

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Yakini and Ariane

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Taiia (center in the orange top and white pants) Paula (on the far right in the white dress) and guests 

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Ariane at the bar mixing drinks

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K. Michelle Cover The September 2013 Issue Of Sister 2 Sister Magazine

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K. Michelle sure does have a lot of reasons to celebrate. She has the #1 R&B album in the country and the #2 album on the Billboard 2oo. Her Rebellious Soul debut moved 72,000 units in its first week. Now she is covering the September 2013 issue of Sister 2 Sister magazine. Inside, she opens up to S2S Publisher Jamie Foster Brown about her past abusive relationships, music career and plans for the future. Below are some highlights:

This sassy songstress-turned-reality-TV star has never had a problem keeping it real and speaking her mind. With a new record deal, a new album and a new show, find out how and why she’s striving to shed her “villainous” image in the September 2013 issue of Sister 2 Sister.

Is there any kind if misconception about you that you think is out there?
There’s a lot of them, but I think people are starting to see. You’d think I just pop off, but you don’t see I’ve had a full conversation with this individual. You just see me curse them out. You know it’s gotta be a villain every season. Somebody’s got to bring the ratings. It falls on me; I take it. It is what it is. But I think people need to understand that I’m not always angry. I’m very calm. My manager always says I’m the most giving person out of any artist that he’s ever met. I will do anything for anybody.

What’s your show going to be like?
The real me.

I thought we saw the real you.
No, you see the angry me, but this show is more my move to New York. Like, I’m just getting in my house this week in New York. Now we found the furniture—all of this kind of stuff, and just my growth as an artist and me dating again and just me being a mother and my real friends, not the friends that I’ve been put with.

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Yandy Smith’s Atlanta Takeover & She’s Styling

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Yandy Smith is taking over Atlanta! She has already appeared on V103 radio station with Egypt Sherrod, The Rickey Smiley Show and CNN’s HLN After Dark. Yandy is in Atlanta promoting her ‘Girls Love‘ event which takes place this Saturday (August 17). She Instagram’d a few flicks showing her stylish ensembles. In the pic above and below, Yandy posed at the airport in a yellow top matched with sold out Jeremy Scott x Adidas Tape Measure Track Pants and black opened-toe ankle booties.

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In the photos below, Yandy opted for a more conservative look in a green blazer layered over a white blouse which she wore with black shorts and pumps.

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You Better Werk! Yandy Smith Shows Her Goodies In A Green Fringe One Piece Bathing Suit

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Werk Yandy, Werk! The music/talent manager-turned-reality star and business woman showed her goodies on an island in a $30 Green Fringe One Bathing Suit by Bring Your Own Bikini. Yandy Smith recently covered the August/September issue of DELUX magazine. See the original post hereYandy owns the digital magazine, Everything Girls Love, a jewelry and clothing line. She’s also the Executive Producer of Life, Love, Soul; and independent film that premiered in theaters in 2012. Are you feeling her one piece bathing suit?

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