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SHOP: The Limited-Edition Vashtie Bootleg Tee Is Back!

In honor of Vashtie’s Born Day, she is re-releasing her Violette New York collaboration with J.P. Pascual titled The Downtown’s Sweetheart Bootleg Tee. After countless requests for a re-stock, the highly-demanded tee is now available once again for Vashtie’s special day. Cop yours here! The shirt originally

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An Internet Addiction For The Culture: ‘The Show By Round Two’

Whether you’re a long time collector of dead-stock Jordans, a person that values the essence of style or simply have a passion for trading, The Show By Round Two is the best entertainment we’ve seen in a while. Back in 2013, Virginia Commonwealth

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Alma Har’el Taps Kiersey Clemons And Lisa Bonet For Feminist Short Film ‘JellyWolf’

We talk about muses a lot here. The way they make us think, dream, and–most importantly–feel. But what happens when their creative hearts align with yours subconsciously? At a distance, through nothing but energy, like power lines… Jellywolf–the manifestation of

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Kehlani Gets Us in Our Feelings with Galore Mag Feature

R&B princess, Kehlani, was invited to grace Galore Mag in the most badass way. Beside her stunning photographs, is Kehlani’s interview–where she offers sound advice to cater to your daily mental health and self-care tailored from her own life experiences. In the

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SZA Gets Candid and Talks ‘CTRL’ with Coveteur

“I was being defiant, but then I fell in love with trying—trying to grow as a writer, trying to be better, trying to figure out what resonated with me and how to get rid of my insecurities.” – SZA, Coveteur

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Marc Jacobs Shares A Glimpse Of Carrie Bradshaw’s Alternate Dress In Lost ‘Sex And The City’ Opener

1998, the year we all got Carrie’d away. Whether you were an adult relating to the chronicles of four single women making their place in a metropolis, or a thirteen year old whose curiosity regarding the allure of adult life

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PUMA Middle East Taps Street Culture In Dubai With #RunTheStreets Project

Back in January, Brand Ambassador, The Weeknd, helped PUMA kick off their newest #RunTheStreets project. With a short film following the star around the LA streets, PUMA introduced their new Hi-tech IGNITE evoKNIT and IGNITE Limitless sneakers–tailored for those who

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How Dope Is This Kimono Made of YEEZY BOOST 350 v2 Patterns

Bryce Wong of creative collective Tricycle recently made a kimono out of YEEZY BOOST 350 v2 patterns. Once again delivering something unexpected and original, the designer took the knit patterns of the “SOLAR RED/STEEPLE GRAY/BELUGA” YEEZY BOOST 350 v2 and

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Check Out Felt’s 2017 Spring/Summer Lookbook

As Spring is starting to come into full effect, comfy brand Felt is welcoming in the great weather with a playful, unisex, pastel colored line of essentials for their Spring/Summer lookbook. Just last year, Felt branched out from their limited-edition releases that were only

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Nic De La Paz Pays Homage to Classic New York Jewelry with Botanica’s ‘New York’ Collection

In our flashback  post, Vintage Hip-Hop Jewelry Is Making A Comeback, we discussed the staple gold jewelry pieces for hip-hop artists: chunky rings, bamboo earrings and name plates were listed, just to name a few. These things essentially have never went

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STYLE: Q&A With Aaron Rice, Creative Director of Rock Inspired Fashion Label (Sound)+(Vision)

Today’s current spectrum of fashion is very wide. There’s room for almost any brand now, no matter how niche it is, it can thrive. Enter Aaron Rice, creative director of (SOUND)+(VISION), an American fashion label with a heavy focus on

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Dyson Supersonic to the Rescue: Vashtie’s Morning Routine Featured by Coveteur

Vashtie Kola is busy. Between DJ gigs, directing, designing, globetrotting (while at her place, we helped plot her upcoming pilgrimage to the Louis Vuitton store in Paris during Fashion Week), we think it’s fair to say that she has approximately

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New National Geographic Documentary Explores The History of Grillz

A great man once said, “The whole top diamond and the bottom row’s gold”–that was Jermaine Dupri, by the way. Whether the infamous Nelly anthem was your reason for purchasing your first pair of grillz or if you were the kid who

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Eight Tips For The Winter Battle Against Chapped Lips

With the harsh winds of winter’s chill stripping the moisture from our skin, we all can relate to the battle of dealing with chapped lips. And because our pouts are the most sensitive part of our skin, they’re the most

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Vashtie Teams Up With Bally To Style Their Staple Suzy Bag

Bally, the powerhouse high fashion company founded by Carl Franz Bally and his brother Fritz in 1851, has been a constant force in style, design and branding. This being said, it should come as no surprise that their latest creation,

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She’s a Fashion Killa – Kate Moss x Supreme x Louis Vuitton

Kate the great #louisvuitton #supreme 6 years ❤( personal photo by me ) A post shared by mrkimjones (@mrkimjones) on Mar 1, 2017 at 12:28pm PST Kate Moss takes no days off. She’s been in the modeling industry since the

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If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: Amanda Seales, Thundercat, Dave Chappelle, MadeinTYO & More

1. Thundercat brings out Dave Chappelle, Flying Lotus and Robert Glasper during NYC show. Grammy-award winning musician Thundercat performed at Irving Plaza in New York City last night to celebrate the release of his new album Drunk. The sold out

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Check the New Silky Fenty x Puma Shoes Dropping This Week

2016 was a huge year for Rihanna. She released her incredibly amazing yet underrated album, Anti, made all of our dreams come true by dating Drake, won the VMA’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and released the first season of her

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NEWS: Vashtie, Cara Delevigne, Binx Walton & More for DKNY JEANS

Um. Like. I can’t. DKNY has been so amazing to me. They made my entire last year super glamorous, having featured me in 3 campaigns and their NYFW runway show. In total, 4 campaigns including their 2013 collaboration with Opening Ceremony.

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Petra Collins Creates Magic or Gucci’s SS17 Eyewear Collection

  Renowned photographer Petra Collins recently directed a new film highlighting Gucci’s 2017 spring/summer eyewear collection. The whimsical short features memories and places from Collin’s childhood. Boldly matching the surreal dream and eclectic characters, throughout the film key designs from

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Flashback Friday: Vintage Hip Hop Jewelry Is Making A Comeback

Hip-Hop has been the source of a lot of fashion trends throughout history from sports jerseys, to starter jackets, to gold jewelry. Like everything else in history, things have come full circle. These three vintage Hip-Hop jewelry trends are back and we are

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Dressed To Kill: 10 of New York Fashion Week’s Best Looks

New York Fashion Week added some much needed glamour and shine to the cold streets of NYC. The focus  of many of the presentations was a celebration of individuality. Designers branched out and have begun to represent a more authentic few

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Vashtie, Bobby Hundreds and Jeff Staples Have Streetwear Talk via Complex

Recently Complex debuted their  sixth episode of Complex Conversations series called the   “Thread Trajectory: Future of Streetwear,” that took place at the first annual ComplexCon  in which aw panel was held that featured some of the best faces to talk about the subject including

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Sneak Preview of Yeezy Season 4 Features Playboi Carti, Teyana Taylor & More

Last year, icon, rapper and fashion designer, Kanye West, gave us not only the The Life of Pablo, but Yeezy Season 2 and 3–where we witnessed Naomi Campbell, Lil Yachty, and many more surprising faces.  With fashion season here, we’re aren’t too far from witnessing his

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Supreme Teases Us With Customized Metrocard For Upcoming Spring/Summer Collection

Now that we’re in mid-February, there are many great things in the air. There’s New York Fashion Week (NYFW),Valentines Day, and also new things to expect from Supreme. The forever-winning brand shot a teaser for their upcoming 2017 Spring/Summer collection which showcases

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‘F is For Fendi’ Launch x No Worries New Visual

The iconic fashion brand Fendi has just rebranded and launched its new website, F is For Fendi. The website rebranding is an innovative approach to reach out and connect to millennials. On the vibrant and colorful website, there are categories labeled ‘freaks’, ‘fulgore’,

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The VLONE x Nike Air Force 1 Collaboration Is Set to Release Next Week

If you’ve been paying attention to A$AP Bari, the whole VLONE movement, or visited last year’s Complexcon, you’re probably familiar with the infamous VLONE Nike Air Force 1. We’ve seen numerous pictures of Bari rocking the kicks, and yet, we never heard about their release,

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Playboi Carti Shines in Des Milliards’ 2017 Spring/Summer Editorial

A$AP Mob affiliate and “Broke Boi” rapper, Playboi Carti, has been tapped by Des Milliards as a model for their Spring/Summer 2017 editorial. Often seen alongside A$AP Rocky and the crew rocking VLONE and other popular streetwear, Carti dons the

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Chance The Rapper Turns Into Chance The Model For ‘Thank You Obama’ Clothing Line

Chance the Rapper teamed up with fellow Chicago native, Joe Fresh Goods, to design a commemorative clothing line named, Thank You Obama. The self-explanatory fashion collection was created to mark a time in history when inspiration spilled over into the United

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Join Vashtie For Puma’s Swan Pack Collection Launch At Macy’s This Weekend!

The days of athletic clothing and everyday fashion playing in two separate arenas are over. Puma, with their latest line, found a way to merge the two. In collaboration with Kylie Jenner,the brand debuted the Swan Pack Collection, in which she launched

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Adidas x Rick Owens at it Again With a New Collaboration – The ‘Walrus’

With the success of Rick Owens x Adidas’s Tech Runner last year, our favorite duo is at it again with another collaboration. Continuing into this year’s Spring/Summer season, Rick Owens and Adidas offers up a new silhouette named the “Walrus” seen

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Throw It Back: “Moesha” Turns 20 Years Old This Week

Mo to the.. E to the.. Moesha celebrated their 20 year anniversary on Monday. The TV series starring singer and actress Brandy Norwood as Moesha, aired from 1996 to 2001. Moesha stole our hearts as we saw the life of

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Woman Crushin’ It Wednesday: The Evolution of Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor has done nothing but win our hearts (and increase the number of gym memberships), since cruhsin’ it in Kanye West’s Fade music video that premiered at the 2016 MTV VMA’s. In the erotic video that nearly broke the

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Nas Supports Youth In Launch Of Black History Month Clothing Collection

Rapper Nas honors Black History Month and shows his devotion to black youth through the launch of his new clothing collection. Back in November he launched a line of ugly Christmas sweaters in support of prison reform. Both collections were

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Beauty Tip Tuesday: Make Sure Your Curls Never Loose Moisture

Before you can begin to style your curls, you must ensure that it is full of moisture. With the cold weather it’s very easy for our hair to become dry and brittle. During the summer time, it’ll soak up the vitamin

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Gosha Rubchinskiy is Styling a Generation

http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2017-menswear/gosha-rubchinskiy The lines between streetwear and high fashion couture have grown increasingly blurred. Artists and fashion icons alike can be seen pairing high end with accessible labels that have gained popularity among the youth. Gosha Rubchinskiy‘s post-communist labels optimizes this

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Watch FKA Twigs Mesmerizing Nike Campaign Video

Multi-talented artist FKA twigs has debuted her first project as the Creative Director of NikeWomen’s Spring Zonal Strength Tights campaign. Titled “Do you believe in more?” and shot in Mexico City. FKA twigs conceptualized, directed, performed and soundtracked the campaign.

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Flashback: Sex And The City’s Carrie Bradshaw

In 1998 the first episode of the romantic/comedic television series Sex And The City aired. The show is set in New York City and follows the life of narrator Carrie Bradshaw played by Sarah Jessica Parker and her three best

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STYLE: BAPE Spring/Summer 2017 Lookbook Favorites

BAPE aka A Bathing Ape has been a streetwear, skate wear and high fashion benchmark ever since I can remember. Most recently the ape bathing in luke warm water has released look books for their men’s and women’s collections. I

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FKA twigs Teases Her Upcoming Collaboration With Nike

FKA Twigs never ceases to amaze us and her latest project further confirms that fact. Always full of surprises, the artist just teased an unexpected collaboration with Nike. Details are incredibly sparse but twigs used Instagram to tease whatever it

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