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So DVR Worthy It’s Sickening!

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On Saturday at 2pm, MTV will air True Life: I’m Going To Fashion Week as part of their True Life Marathon. If the girls chosen for this episode are anything like the chicks on the episodes about Staten Island or the Jersey Shore, I-can’t-wait. What will they wear? Do they know anything about the tents? Are they going to look out of place? Will they be more excited to see Marc Jacobs or Lauren Conrad? Please let them be mildly interested in fashion. Um… I have a bad feeling about this.

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

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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