Monthly Archives: March 2008

Bitch You Look Fierce!

Standing in line at the 70% off sale at the Marc by Marc Jacobs store in Greenwich Village the other day, I really started to wonder who this designer is. I love his clothes and his clutches are sick. His over the top attitude and commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS is commendable and passionate, but his recent antics are truly 730!!!

Did anyone see his costume for his Arabian Nights themed Christmas party last December? He came as a camel toe. LOL!

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photo source: Dlisted

Apparently now, Mr. Jacobs wants his own reality TV show. I WANT TO SEE THIS!! I don’t even want it to be about fashion per se, I just want to follow him around in all of his fabulosity and watch the train wreck AS-IT-HAPPENS.  Television land, you are missing out on a great opportunity here. Marc Jacobs! You betta work!!!

Wouldn’t you love to see this for 30 minutes?

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Erykah and Q-Tip – Trace Magazine – April 08 – Art Issue

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Love the glasses, Erykah. Tip, you always were cute, but the chest is looking… well… it’s just lookin’. LOL!

Hot Like Fire!!!

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I was reading V Magazine, one of my favorite magazines the other day and came across the following statement:

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE ON THE COVER OF VMAN?

VMan is the men’s version of the super edgy and they are running a modeling contest. According to their website, the winner of the contest receives a contract with Ford Models and a cover shot by Hedi Slimane. 

I coaxed my friend George to enter so please support by going to http://www.vmagazine.com/vmanmodel_viewprofile.php?model=4408 and voting for him. Tell ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS. Trust me, he’s hotttttttttttttttt! 

If you don’t know V Magazine or VMan, you really should think about picking up a copy. While they can still be just as annoying as other fashion magazines with their lack of diversity, I find that the pictorials are quite and unique.

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Have You Googled Teyana Taylor?

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Well, maybe you should. News has been bubbling about her for a while. She was one of the few minorities featured on MTV’s My Super Sweet Sixteen a few years ago. Her parents hooked her up with a phat ride. (Go girl!) Now she’s the newest edition to Pharrell’s Star Track label and the face of his fashion lines, Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Sneakers.  While her first album, From A Planet Called Harlem won’t drop for a minute, I thought I’d give her a quick once over.

I checked out her tune, “Google Me,” and it’s pretty good considering what the music industry is putting out right now. I work in the music biz and couldn’t feign interest even if you made me, but Teyana’s song is catchy and will probably do well.

Watching her video I can see that Pharrell needed to replace Kelis. This video reminds me so much of most of Kelis’ videos. But I do like that she’s rockin’ bright colors and creating a style of her own.   The diva, Nawja Moses of styleaholics.com interviewed her recently about her look and working in the fashion biz. 

According to VIBE:

Fashion has always been crucial for Teyana. Though her mother decked her out in Coogi sweaters and Gucci shoes, she now prefers an ’80s-inspired tomboy look — dookie ropes, hoodies, and sneakers galore. The day she auditioned for Pharrell at New York’s Four Seasons Hotel, they clicked instantly because both were sporting the same pair of red-and-pink Ice Cream sneakers.

Wearing the same sneakers as Pharrell? Way to get the job, Teyana. I like this girl’s swagger. Recently Teyana walked in the Zac Posen fashion show for fashion week. That’s a good look. And big up to Zac Posen for being another company that looked outside the box for inspiration and models. Check her out below, rockin’ Zac Posen!

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photo: viewimages

Teyana, I hope the music thang goes well but if not you definitely could have a place in fashion!

Branding Eve

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So, it looks like “The E-V-E” is moving past her disaster that is/was Fetish Clothing and becoming the face of Cartier’s Love Charity Bracelet. Excellent! This is a good look for her considering that rap career is kaput! I’m glad to see high-end, fashion companies looking elsewhere for spokesmodels and inspiration. 

Eve’s last video, Tambourine was a direct knock off of everthing that is Gwen Stefani. Eve’s cool as a fashionista, but she’s no GWEN!

Louis Vuitton and ©MURAKAMI Go To Brooklyn

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A few weeks ago when I was sitting at work daydreaming of what I should be doing I came across this job description of a position at the Brooklyn Museum of Art for a sales associate in a stand alone Louis Vuitton store. I was like, “are you kidding me? What’s that?” Now I hear, infact, that there is going to be a small store in the newly refreshed Brooklyn Museum of Art in celebration of the Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami.

The show starts on April 3rd with a special musical performance. It is currently sold out and with good reason, Kanye West is rumored to be the featured performer. Damn! I’d like to see ‘Ye do “Stronger” live! 

Apparently, Takashi Murakami has created a custom design for Louis Vuitton which will be featured on handbags specifically at this store. Not really a fan of the ©MURAKAMI  LV logo look, but since the artist uses bold colors hopefully the bags will be interesting.

If you live in NYC you may have seen the work of this artist, in conjunction with Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). The MTA displayed Takashi Murakami’s project entitled WINK in the Vanderbilt Hall of Grand Central Terminal back in February of 2001.

For more information contact the Brooklyn Museum.

Fashion in The Hills

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I don’t know about you, but I have been waiting for this day. Tonight is the premiere of the new season of ‘The Hills’ (MTV, 10pm). For those of you who don’t know, ‘The Hills’ is a reality show that follows around Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port, Heidi Montag, and Lauren Conrad as they go to fashion school, date, have fights, and live in Southern California. When we last left the girls, Lauren finally earned the respect of Lisa Love at Teen Vogue and was going to work the Crillion Ball in Paris. I am so excited to see how the Paris trip went, but I must admit that I have been reading about the girls in Life&Style, US Weekly, and People so I kinda know what will happen. No worries, no spoilers here.

Over the Easter holiday I read an article in the weekend section of the Wall Street Journal about Lauren Conrad and how she is building a brand around her celebrity. This interested me as I am interested in fashion branding, publicity, and marketing as my segue out of the music industry. I give the girl and apparently her father a lot of credit in gaining licensing deals to bolster her fashion empire, if you will. Currently, Lauren has handbags, makeup, video games, and a clothing line under her belt. Teaming with Linea Pelle, Lauren designed a few items and apparently they are doing well. Ranging from $45 to $350, I actually like this bag.

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