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Eh em…I’m super stoked to announce that Violette collaborated with Beats By Dre on a Limited Edition New York Inspired Headset.
It was perfect timing when we were approached with the news, since Violette’s upcoming collection is New York City inspired!
We presented Beats By Dre with a few options and the numero uno pick was the “Taxi” Design…
#VIOLETTEBEATS worn by PUSHA T
#VIOLETTEBEATS worn by OSCAR 1992
If you’d like to purchase the headset, they retail for (gulp) $399.95 and are on sale today (3/28) at the Beats By Dre Store in Soho (until supplies last).
Purchase of the headset gives you:
-Violette New York & Beats By Dre Collaboration T-Shirt
-VIP Entry into the #VIOLETTEBEATS Event on 3.28.12 with 1 Guest
-Extra goodies and fun thangs!
If you buy the headphones, I will personally hand you your gift bag at the event and do a tap dance for you – since they are so expensive (sorry, I didn’t have any say in that department)
The kingpin of all online boutiques, Karmaloop, is officially carrying VIOLETTE. I’m so stoked. Not only are they carrying my brand, Karmaloop is the only place where the ladies can find small sizes (you know I’m a little anti-tight tee).
Check it out. The model is cute and the styling was dope (maybe that was Miss Jasmine Imani’s great work?).
NEWS: Vashtie Featured On VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live With Hosts Carrie & Jason (Thursday 3/15 @ 10AM)
*Teresa Giudice & Me.
Oh snap. VH1 asked me to come on their hot new Morning Show called Big Morning Buzz Live which is hosted by ultra cuties Carrie and Jason. When the producers asked me to present sneakers I was more than stoked, but actually very nervous. The only other time I was on National Television, I was being interviewed on ESPN by Bram Weinstein in 2010Â for the launch of my Jordan. This time I would have 6 minutes of discussing the latest in sneakers!!! Whoa. My dearest friends and glam team KARL JUSTIN and TAI LOTSON came to my rescue, helping to organize my wardrobe and makeup. It made sense that I should look like me and feel like me, hence my uniform kit.
As Tai and I were driving over to meet Karl Justin and his lovely assistant Celasia before our call time, I called Karl to coordinate his location. Just then he said “Celasia, who is that leaving VH1?” trying to see through a crowd of people. Turns out is was Miss Monica and what was she wearing? Oh yeah, just the Balenciaga Coral Moto Jacket that Karl had brought to style me in. The black jacket you see me pictured in was not the final touch for my look. See below…
When we came in and heard from our friend and fellow VH1 Personality, Janell Snowden, that Monica in fact wore the same jacket for the same show — we had to think and we had to think quick. It was such an outlandish and unlikely outcome that I just had to giggle throughout the entire moment.
Luckily, the in-house stylist had some options for me and Karl Justin made it work. When I first tried on the fitted leather jacket I said “No, I hate it”. Then I tried it again and it ended up working out…I called it my “sexy bi-curious vampire” look.Â Of all the things I worried about (how I’d come off on TV, if I’ll be nervous, If I’ll be good enough), I never thought I’d have a wardrobe mishap with one of musics living legends! Good thing we caught it in time…
*TAI LOTSON and ME.
Special thanks to Dara Cook and Ellen Carl for being so cozy!!!
Thanks to the lovely ladies over at Nike (Kristen Fraser & Crew) who are fighting for a woman’s right to “LIKE”, Nike is now officially on Tumblr with 100% shopping abilities! Simply titled MadeByNike.Tumblr, the site will feature 4-5 interesting ladies every season and will highlight all of the fly product Nike is designing for women across all sport (Running, NSW, etc). All the product will be modeled neatly, including videos of how to customize your Nike pieces.
*BIP LING for MADEBYNIKE
This is definitely something new for Nike, but new for a lot of brands. I absolutely love how this has come together. Instead of going to the Nike site and having to search for things by category, it’s like Nike just said “Hey, go to our Tumblr and we’ll show you what is hot and how you wear it. Your welcome.”
Well, thank you!
*The initial site features BIP LING (BLOGGER/DJ) & MEL OTTENBERG (STYLIST)
June 15th, 1921 – Bessie Coleman, Â becomes the first Woman of African American Descent and the first Person of African American Descent Â to hold an International Pilot License (bong, bong!)
In honor of BLACK HISTORY MONTH, I’m only blogging about FOLKS for the entire month. I’m especially going to share the people who have influenced me personally, and hopefully they will end up inspiring you also.
If there’s someone or something specific you’d like me to cover, let your blogging sister know and add it in the comment section.
Although it doesn’t seem as such, I actually find it so weird to be so digitally out there.
Getting a TWITTER and FACEBOOK account made me nauseous, despite understanding the power of each tool. Recently, I felt silently bullied into getting a TUMBLR. I thought, “what the hell would I put on it”. I hate seeing the same things over and over on TUMBLR. I mean, yeah we’re all different – but chances are we all like the same things.
After posting pictures of me in my COCA-COLA RUGBY on my blog and getting a lot of comments, I relayed the story to my manager Shipes. I was so mad…I said – “I can write a thorough post and then get a couple of comments- but, if I post an image of me…I get tons more?”. His bright idea – have a TUMBLR of new and rare images of you. And here she is. I still feel awkward about it…but what can you do. It makes sense. I only look at pictures when I flip through books and magazines!
“Lily is blind after needing to have her eyes removed because of an incurable disease. Since the surgery, her buddy Madison has been acting as Lilyâ€™s guide dog. With a leash, barks and nudges, Madison looks after her companion”
Ok, I just balled my eyes out.