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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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Photos Credit: Sebastian Kim |Vogue

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From Harlem USA To Anna Wintour’s Vogue, Dominic Lord’s New Single “Overworld”

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Fashion designer Riccardo Tisci and Dominic Lord

I am so proud of Dominic Lord, I’m rooting for him and I also want him to win. From Harlem USA to Anna Wintour’s Vogue, who premieres the first single, “Overworld” off his upcoming EP. On the track, the 20-year-old baby face star in the making displays his lyrical abilities over an up-tempo beat. The Geffen Records recording artist has been steadily working with famed producers Stargate and Hudson Mohawke, while currently staying in Paris, France. In his Vogue story, Dominic Lord talks to journalist Gillian Sagansky about mixing music and fashion together, his reaction when he first heard the “Overworld” beat, favorite fashion designers and much more. Below are some highlights:

“I approach a song the way a designer approaches clothing—I’m a music designer,” says twenty-year old rapper Dominic Lord (which is, in fact, his real name). The up-and-coming Harlem-bred musician who began performing less than two years ago, is already working closely with mega producers such as Stargate (the Norwegian duo who produce tracks for Beyoncé and Rihanna), and Hudson Mohawke, a key contributor to Kanye West’s new album Yeezus.

His up-tempo song “Overworld,” the first single on his forthcoming EP, was born of a cathartic reaction to a beat his manager first played for him when they were driving around New York City. “I was so riled up, I immediately went upstairs to the studio and recorded it in 30 minutes.” This is typical of Lord’s creative method—he often freestyles over beats and admits to having to go back and “re-learn the lyrics” to his own songs. “Overworld is a word I created; it’s the opposite of underworld. It’s a state of mind more than anything else. It’s about inspiring people to find their inner positivity and knowing that you can do anything.”

But music is not the only thing on his plate. Lord is currently holding court in ParisRiccardo Tisci personally invited Lord to front-row seats at Givenchy’s spring 2014 men’s show and dressed him for the event. The rapper cites Christopher Kane, Damir Doma, Ann Demeulemeester, and of course, Tisci, as his favorite designers. “Riccardo is the leader of the new school,” he declares. “He is someone the youth can relate to. It’s an honor for him to want me at his show.”

Listen to “Overworld” below:

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Ciara Proves She Can Get Sexy While Covering Her Goodies In Vogue Magazine

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Is she still one of the baddest chicks in the game? Ciara proves that she can still get sexy while covering her goodies in the April 2013 issue of Vogue magazine. The Epic Records singer talks to the upscale fashion publication about how to look sexy will keeping her ‘goodies’ covered in her feature article titled, “R&B diva Ciara shows off by what she chooses to conceal.” Ciara was also recently spotted leaving Harper Bazaar’s Manhattan offices. She’s slaying these publications!

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Beyonce Covers Vogue’s March ‘Power 2013’ Issue [With Exclusive Pictures & Excerpts]

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Beyoncé does it again! The chart-topping Grammy Award winning R&B/Pop artist, fashion icon, actress and business mogul covers Vogue’s March ‘Power 2013’ issue. Bey sold millions of records and accelerated beyond simply making music. The Houston native landed mega multi-million dollars endorsement deals, is one of the most iconic entertainers of our generation and now her music is more adult, but she still know how to deliver. Last month, Blue Ivy’s mother sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at President Barack Obama’s Inauguration and last week, she performed a mega halftime show at the Superdome in New Orleans for SuperBowl XLVII. Not only is Bey gearing up to drop a new album this Spring 2013, she will also be embarking on The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. While in a film studio in NYC, shooting a commercial for L’Oreal, Editor Jason Gay interviewed Beyoncé during an intermission.

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On recording her new album in New York’s Hamptons, which will feature collaborations and production from The Dream, Timberland and Justin Timberlake:

“We had dinners with the producers every day, like a family,” she says. “It was like a camp. Weekends off. You could go and jump in the pool and ride bikes . . . the ocean and grass and sunshine. . . .  It was really a safe place.”

What fans can expect on her new solo album:

“I’m going to be tweaking,” she says, smiling. “I still have things to figure out.”

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On being nervous and feeling pressure:

“I’m still completely nervous,” she says. “I still feel pressure.”

On her pregnancy, what she was feeling and envisioned:

“I felt very maternal around eight months,” she remembers. “And I thought I couldn’t become any more until I saw the baby. . . . But it happened during my labor because I had a very strong connection with my child. I felt like when I was having contractions, I envisioned my child pushing through a very heavy door. And I imagined this tiny infant doing all the work, so I couldn’t think about my own pain. . . . We were talking. I know it sounds crazy, but I felt a communication.”

Credit: Vogue Magazine

Photographs by Patrick Demarchelier 

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Naomi Campbell Covers Vogue Italia February 2013 Issue

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International iconic supermodel Naomi Campbell covers the February 2013 issue of Vogue Italia. The British model was shot by famed photographer, Steven Meisel and styled by Karl Templer for the “All Women” issue. On the cover, she wears a Blumarine sheer and beaded gown and Valentino PVC Pipe Heels. Beginning February 12th, Campbell will be on The Face which airs on Oxygen at 9pm.

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Exclusive: Beyoncé Will Grace The March Cover Of Vogue

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Beyoncé plans to make a major comeback in 2013! She recently signed a $50 million deal with Pepsi and in February she will be performing at the 2013 Superbowl during halftime. It has just been announced that Beyoncé is gracing the cover of Vogue again. This will make Bey’s second Vogue cover. In the past she covered the April 2009 issue of Vogue.

According to New York Daily News, Confidenti@l has learned that Beyoncé will grace the March cover of Vogue. According to our sources, famed photog Annie Leibovitz did the shoot last week. She plans to release a new album, which features collaborations with The-Dream, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Ne-Yo and her hubby, Jay-Z.”

Below is a picture of Bey’s April 2009 Vogue cover:

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Joan Smalls Covers Vogue Brazil January 2013 Issue

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Puerto Rican fashion model Joan Smalls covers Vogue Brasil January 2013 issue. This marks her 4th Vogue cover; she was photographed by Henrique Gendre for this issue. Smalls started modeling for Victoria’s Secret in 2010 and appeared in their 2011 fashion show. Besides Vogue, Smalls has been featured in other fashion publications including Harpers Bazaar, Dazed & Confused, i-D, V Magazine and W Magazine. She also has appeared in campaigns for Givenchy, Gucci, Rag & Bone, Estee Lauder, Stella McCartney, Gap, H&M, Lacoste, Chanel, Roberto Cavalli, David Yurman and more. According to Models.Com, Smalls is currently ranked the #1 model in the world. Congrats, on all of your success Smalls! YDBR support and love what you does. Happy holidays!

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Rihanna Sports A Short Hairdo & Wears A Red Dress On The Cover Of Vogue Magazine’s November 2012 Issue

Rihanna can add another victory to her list of accomplishments! The international pop star is covering the November 2012 issue of Vogue Magazine. This issue was shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. On the cover Riri is back to black, sporting a short hairdo and wearing a red dress. This is Riri’s second time covering the America Vogue cover. In November 2011, Riri covered British Vogue. I love how Riri constantly reinvent herself and revamp her image. Earlier in the week, Riri released the name of her new album as well as released the official coverUNAPOLOGETIC arrives on November 19. Last month, she released her new song “Diamonds” and the track already reached #1 on the R&B and Hip-Hop charts.

Rihanna’s first American VOGUE (April 2011) cover.

Rihanna’s British Vogue (November 2011) cover.

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NeNe Leakes Posed In A Stella McCartney Dress & Giuseppe Zanotti Booties For VOGUE October 2012 Issue

Reality star, actress and business mogul Nene Leakes brand has just gotten bigger. A few years ago she rose to fame as the mega superstar on Real Housewives Of Atlanta, now the “very rich” chick is featured in the October 2012 issue of Vogue magazine alongside her cast-mate Justin Bartha, Georgia King, Ellen Barkin, Andrew Rannells and Bebe Wood of the show New Normal. For the spread, Nene wore a Stella McCartney Colorblock Jersey Dress from the brand’s Evening 2012 collection and it is available at Neiman Marcus for $795. Singer Alicia Keys was photo’d wearing this same exact dress paired with Stella McCartney Pumps during ‘Paris Fashion Week’ and so was Monica. She wore hers to Club Liv in Miami for an event with rapper Trina. Monica paired her dress with Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Platform Pumps. Now, back to Nene! She paired her dress with $1,095 Giuseppe Zanotti Black Mesh Platform Booties. Nene does at great job at branding herself and the dress looks good on her. 

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Rihanna Shooting Her SECOND American VOGUE Cover; Plus Working On New Album

International pop singer Rihanna was recently spotted leaving Arts Club in London. She styled in an orange outfit for the event. Riri is gearing up to shoot her second American VOGUE cover. The shoot is with famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.

In related Riri news, she is set to release her new single on September 17, followed by a new album in November. Her ‘Diamond World’ tour kicks off in Buffalo, New York in March 2013.

Below is a picture of Rihanna’s first American VOGUE (April 2011) cover:

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