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NYFW Show Review: Don Bleek Attends The FrontRow Spring 2014 Presentation

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Last night Thursday (September 11), in NYC, fashion designer Shateria Moragne-El presented her FrontRow Spring 2014 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. I attended this star-studded presentation which was held at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Pavilion. Other guests and celebrities present included Ne-Yo, Elle Varner, Bridget Kelly, Melanie Fiona, Karrueche Tran, Ariane Davis, Jennifer Williams, bloggers Necole Bitchie and Yakini of RealityTVFashion, B Smyth, Adrienne Bailon and Meeka Claxton. Compound/Columbia Records recording artist RaVaughn kicked off the fashion show by performing her single “Better Be Good” for the crowd full of fashionistas/fashionistos, bloggers, socialites, magazine editors, artists, reality stars and tastemakers.

Shateria debuted her FrontRow Spring 2014 collection to a packed audience. The collection varies a blend of light and dark colors, expensive and high quality leather and feature; dresses, tanks, shirts, shorts, jackets, skirts and pants. To shop the collection, visit the brand’s online shop, FrontRowCouture.

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Don Bleek and  Yakini of RealityTVFashion

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Don Bleek and Jennifer Williams

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Photos Credits: Don Bleek | Yakini

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NYFW: Kanye West Sit Front Row At Diesel Black Gold Fashion Show

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Music artist and fashion designer Kanye West is still in Manhattan for NYFW. He already sat front row at shows by Alexander Wang and Hood By Air. Last night Tuesday (September 10), YDBR spied Yeesuz sitting front row at Diesel Black Gold SS14 show alongside model Coco Rocha, fashion designer Renzo Rosso and rapper Iggy Azalea at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The high fashion aficionado was all smiles for the cameras. Yeezus was also photo’d chatting and laughing with the other guests in attendance. See the pics below:

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Chanel Iman & A$AP Rocky, Jessica White, Rocsi Diaz, June Ambrose, Iggy Azalea & More Celebrate DKNY 25th Anniversary

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During NYFW, fashion brand DKNY celebrated its 25th anniversary with model Chanel Iman and her rapper boyfriend A$AP Rocky, model Jessica White media personality Rocsi Diaz, celebrity stylist June Ambrose and rapper Iggy Azalea at 23 Wall Street in Manhattan. Melanie FionaEmmy Rossum, Joan Smalls, Jay Manuel, Rita Ora and Donna Karan herself were also in attendance. Iggy, Rita and A$AP performed at the star-studded event. From the looks of it, everybody had fun, even smashing cake in each other faces. The giant cake was shaped in a yellow taxi cab. See pics from the fashionable event below:

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The ladies posing in front of the DKNY yellow taxi cab cake.

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Rocsi Diaz, Jay Manuel and June Ambrose

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NYFW: NBA Player J.R. Smith Attend The Opening Ceremony Show

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New York Knicks baller J.R. Smith appeared at the Open Ceremony show at SuperPier 25 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. For the international retailer first runway show, designed by the owners Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, Smith sported a $462 Givenchy Double Madonna-Print Sweatshirt. There were more than 1,000 guests at this show including Rihanna, Dominic Lord and Justin Bieber.

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This Givenchy sweater features a Grayscale graphic print on the front. You can purchase it at Matches Fashion or Barneys.

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Photos Credit: J.R. Smith’s Instagram | shirt via Matches Fashion

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NYFW: Justin Bieber, Iman Shumpert & John Wall Attends The Y-3 Spring/Summer 2014 Runway Show

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Celebs are still flocking Lincoln Center for NYFW. YDBR latest celeb sighting is teen pop sensation Justin Bieber. The “Boyfriend” singer alongside NBA players Iman Shumpert and John Wall sat front row at the Y-3 Spring/Summer 2014 runway show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week yesterday Sunday (September 8). Bieber returned back to his iconic hairstyle. For the presentation, Bieber wore a black Y-3 V-neck tee-shirt with a translucent material on the collar, black leather pants and white Yves Saint Laurent Court Classic High-Top sneakers. After the show, Bieber headed backstage and met with the 69-year-old high fashion aficionado (Yohji Yamamoto).

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Iman Shumpert styled a white top and trousers paired with Y-3 sneakers while John Wall opted for a black ensemble styled with black Y-3 sneakers.

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Photos Credit: Getty Image for Y3

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NYFW: Angela Simmons Attend Various Shows In Style

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Angela Simmons is making her rounds at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. For the Charlotte Ronson Spring 2014 show, she styled in a snakeskin jacket layered over a white button down shirt, and a black leather skirt. She also added a black baseball cap and red pumps to her ensemble.

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For the Vivenne Tam Spring 2014 show at The Stage at the Lincoln Center, Angela wore an ensemble that was made for the runway. She rocked a red & black varsity jacket, black dress and $500 Olcay Gulsen Ankle Strap Pumps. For beauty, Angela added a little make-up, lipstick and eyeliner. She looked fabulous!

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Photos Credit: Owen Hoffmann / Patrick McMullan |Angela Simmons Instagram |Tumblr 

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Rocsi Diaz Spotted Draped In Designers While Making Her Rounds During NYFW

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Entertainment Tonight’s correspondent and media personality Rocsi Diaz was spotted at the Lincoln Center making her rounds during NYFW. She attended the Hervé Léger By Max Azria show. For the presentation, Rocsi wore a royal, lime green & black blouse layered over a black blazer with shorts and Nicholas Kirkwood Knee-High Sandals from the brand’s Spring 2013 collection. Her outfit was accessorized with dark sunglasses and a Monika Chiang purse.

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Rocsi brought a lot of style to NYFW. She was in the NYC streets draped in high-end fashion. For the Zac Posen show, Rocsi paired $1,295 Christian Louboutin ‘Taclou’ Ankle Booties with a green dress. She added dark sunglasses and a black clutch to complete her ensemble.

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Rocsi interviewing Zac Posen

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Rocsi and Zac Posen

Photos Credit: Rocsi’s Instagram |

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Don Bleek’s Exclusive Interview With Joyrich’s Head Designer/Creative Director David Melgar

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Don Bleek and David Melgar

NYFW has been a marathon for me. I’ve been to various events and shows. Today Sunday (September 8), is the halfway mark of New York Fashion Week, there are also several big shows scheduled for today including: DKNY, Diane von Furstenberg, Band of Outsiders, Derek Lam, Zac Posen and Ralph Rucci. Newer fashion brands such as Hood by Air, Public School and Edun are also presenting their Spring 2014 collections.

I kicked off NYFW by attending Los Angeles-based fashion brand Joyrich’s Pop-Up Shop in the Soho section of Manhattan. While there, I have seen some interesting looks emerge, for example: Joyrich’s floral varsity jackets, logo sweaters, Mickey Mouse tees, race car tanks, Betty Boop sweaters & hoodies, Bart Simpson varsity jackets and hoodies, graffiti backpacks and lots of hats & bags from the brand’s FW13-2014 collection.

I also had a sit-down interview with Joyrich’s Head Designer/Creative Director David Melgar’s about getting his first start in the fashion industry, designing for the brand, celebs including Rihanna & Wiz Khalifa wearing pieces from the collection, his future plans and much below. Read the interview below:

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How would you describe Joyrich’s FW13-2014 line?

It’s very inspired by Paris. It’s a lot of L.A. and Hip-Hop mixed together but it has a high-end ecstatic to it. I don’t want to say streetwear, but it’s something different from what’s out right now. It’s a mixture of funk, Hip-Hop, pop art and vintage.

How long have you been designing for Joyrich?

I came in about 4/5 years ago. When I first came in, we worked out of a house, now we have 13 stores globally. Our flagship store is in L.A.

How do you come up with all the different types of designs?

I really don’t know to be honest with you. I get inspire but random stuff then I would just design something.

Wiz Khalifa and Rihanna wears Joyrich quite frankly, are there any other celebrities that you would like to see wearing pieces from the brand?

Honestly, I welcome anybody who loves the brand. We do have support like Rihanna and Wiz and it is amazing to me. When I was first designing, I was like, “I really hope some people likes it” and to know that these people I like, I look up to likes it, it’s a big honor to me.

How did you get your start in the fashion industry?

I started interning for various designers, just started putting myself out there. I was interning any and everywhere I can. I was also meeting different types of people.

You been in the fashion industry for quite some time now, what’s next for David Melgar, where do you see yourself five years from now? What’s your ultimate goal?

To take Joyrich to the next level, to build it and whatever the good lord has plan for me, we’ll just kind of map it out. We’re having fun right now, so it’s no plans to change anything.

Who or what are some of your style influencers?

I’m influenced by just walking down the street here in Soho, in L.A., in Tokyo, and just seeing people, just people watching. I’m not a creep but I like to people watch.

Special thanks to Joyrich’s PR/Marketing Assistant Art for putting this interview together. Be sure to visit Joyrich’s online shop.

Interview by Don Bleek

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NYFW: Ciara Attend The Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 Show

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Multi-platinum singer and model Ciara is the latest celeb I spied during NYFW. She attended the Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 Show. For the presentation, the “Body Party” singer styled a $2,250 Prabal Gurung Embroidered Angular Insert Dress with Casadei &  Prabal Buckle Lace Up Over The Knee Boots.

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According to the NY Times, “Mr. Gurung’s show required guests to briefly walk through the lobby of the post office in Moynihan Station during business hours, then into the vast show space, which had been specially scented for the event. Scented shows are the latest thing designers are using to suggest a particular mood. It engages the senses. The runway was encased in a clear plastic box, roughly the size of a semitrailer, and all the models entered it at the beginning of the show. They took up positions facing the audience, standing stock-still, like dolls in a shrink-wrapped case. One by one, they came to life, took a turn around the box and returned to their places where they remained standing until the lights went down and even after the audience left in the near darkness. Many of the dolls (er, outfits) were festooned with painterly embellishments, sprays of crystals, trims of feathers and pieces of plastic-looking materials that seemed at times to be placed at random.”

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Ciara and Prabal Gurung 

After the show, Ciara changed into a black ensemble and Christian Louboutin thigh high boots for the after party at Bar Nana.

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NYFW: Joyrich’s FW13 Pop-Up Shop Review

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Last Thursday (September 5), Los Angeles-based fashion brand Joyrich hosted their Soho store Pop-Up Shop during NYFW. Celebrities in attendance included blogger Don Bleek, media personality and actress Adrienne Bailon, rapper and actor Romeo Miller, singer Kat Deluna, model Kenya Hill and others. DJ Mary Mac and MadeMoiselle Yulia provided music for the Monster and Be Spoke sponsored event.

David Melgar’s Joyrich definitely shut down Soho with the brand’s Pop-Up Shop. The store was filled with all types of pieces from the brand’s FW13 collection including sweaters, bomber jackets, varsity jackets, pants, shorts, dresses, hats, cardigans, shirts and tees. The pieces featured different types of prints like Mickey Mouse, Betty Boop, Bart Simpson, Race Cars, floral, graffiti, and the Joyrich logo/symbols. I love each and every piece from the collection.

While there, I also got the opportunity to interview Joyrich’s designer David Melgar. Stay tuned for my exclusive interview with Melgar. Enjoy the pics below:

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Adrienne Bailon and David Melgar

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Romeo Miller, David Melgar and Kat Deluna

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Photos Credits: Don Bleek  | Joyrich’s Instagram |

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