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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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Our Faves From The Supreme x North Face Collab

Spring is in session and the rain is coming down, you probably have a rain coat, but not like this. Supreme works alongside the weather-proofing legends, The North Face, to supply essential gear for the changing seasons. Now, I don’t

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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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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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Jesse Williams and Tracee Ellis Ross Are The Faces of Kenzo’s SS17 Campaign and Film

If you’ve seen the glory that is Lemonade,  you’re already familiar with director Kahlil Joseph… Beyond providing the dynamically powerful creative direction for Beyonce’s compelling film, Kahlil is also noted for developing videos and short films for contemporary greats including Kendrick

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NYC Rising Rapper SLAYTER Is Having An Amazing Week

  Not only is Slayter one of New York City’s up and coming rap stars, he’s also one of the most talented and multi-faceted. At any given moment you’re likely to hear him spitting hard, sinister, grimy bars reminiscent of Mobb

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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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SCHOOL GIRL CRUSH: NAS

Nas’s ability to create ill lyricism that was hood with just enough intellect has always been the focal point of him as an artist, but that was just a part of what made him so fine. Nas had that mole, that

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New Adidas Campaign is a Star Studded Cinematic Gem

Perhaps reflective of the overwhelming feeling’s of anxiety for the future, Adidas Original’s “Originals Never Die” campaign depicts this sense of subtle strife palpable among today’s youth. A cinematic representation of the figures reppin’ for the culture, a motley crew

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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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Rina Sawayama is a Glittery R&B Bad Ass

With all of the grime heat coming out of London right now, it’ easy for other’s to fall under the mainstream radar.  Rina Sawayama is a Cambridge educated, Niigata-born, and R&B inspired artist shattering Asian beauty standards and musical normalcy.

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Wale Debuts New Song “Running Back” While Wearing Vintage The Undertaker T-Shirt

DMV’s own and huge professional wrestling super-fan Wale appeared on ESPN’s First Take yesterday, with Lil’ Wayne in tow. The duo performed a new song “Running Back” slated to be the single from Wale’s yet to be released S.H.I.N.E. album. The

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Deray and Tracee Ellis Ross Push the Culture Forward In January Issue of Vogue

Vogue Magazine is kicking off the New Year celebrating some of the countries bold visionaries and their list include Tracee Ellis Ross and Deray Mckesson. Both are featured in the publication’s January 2017 issue along with Hair Nef and Shailene

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Teyana Taylor Talks Being Superwoman For Paper Magazine’s Fall Fashion Issue

You can’t mention 2016 without noting Teyana Taylor. After leaving the world in  daze following her epic dance routine for Kanye West’s “Fade” visual, the mother of Baby Junie is continuing her success as a featured cover star for PAPER’s Living for

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The Complete H&M x Kenzo Lookbook Is Finally Here

Back in July, fashion enthusiasts and others alike got a taste of the forthcoming Kenzo x H&M collection as Chance the Rapper, Iman, and Suboi sported the eclectic designs for a Jean-Paul Goude ad campaign. But for those of us

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STYLE: Rihanna Set To Debut Fenty PUMA Collection

Owing it to her transition to the dark side and channeling her inner bad gal, Rihanna has been a fashion-killa — and we’ve been in love with her street style ever since. Now, to put the cherry on top of a year

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STYLE: Select Highlights From Supreme FW16 Collection Preview

It’s that time of year again! While it’s still extremely humid and spicy like good curry outside, the fashion industry is gearing up to release their Fall/Winter 2016 collections. Whether you’re a connoisseur of beloved streetwear brand Supreme or just

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STYLE: Pharrell & adidas Collaborate for the Human Race

Pharrell Williams is undoubtedly drinking from the fountain of youth, and it’s apparent in his street wear style. Keeping him jovial and fashionable, he has taken it up with adidas to make a spectacular collaboration happen. The adidas Originals = PHARRELL WILLIAMS

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STYLE: Virgil Abloh Releases New Coffee Table Book

first @Off____White™ book signing at @colette during Paris men’s fashion week. 150 copies produced. project titled “YOU CUT ME OFF” photography and layout by @piotrniepsuj ~ June 23rd 6pm. copies also available on www.off—white.com on the same date. A photo

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STYLE: Willow Smith for Chanel Eyewear

At 15 years of age, Willow Smith is the newest muse to grace the designs of iconic powerhouse, Chanel. Following in the footsteps of an exclusive crew of beauties like Lily Rose Depp, Cara Delevingne, Blake Lively, and Kristen Stewart,

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STYLE: Alice + Olivia Share Basquiat Collaboration

Each year, contemporary brand, alice + olivia, a beloved favorite among Hollywood elite, collaborate with artists to create a modern yet timeless capsule collection. Half of all proceeds will benefit the CFDA Initiative program, whose mission is to spotlight budding talent in

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STYLE: Gucci Opens DIY Customization Boutique

Gucci has been an innovator for fashion for decades and it does not seem like they are slowing down anytime soon. Recently, the incredibly innovative fashion house launched the second chapter of their Gucci DIY services just in time for Milan Fashion Week.

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STYLE: J.W. Anderson & A$AP Rocky Collaborate on Exclusive Collection

A photo posted by PRETTY FLACKO (@asaprocky) on Jun 9, 2016 at 12:50pm PDT   Known for his edgy fashion designs, J.W. Anderson snags A$AP Rocky for a new exclusive collaboration. The designer previously teased the “JWA AWGE” collection on Instagram post, which takes after

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CULTURE: Pharrell Williams & Takashi Murakami Chair Debut ComplexCon Festival

Right on the heels of their acquisition by Verizon and Hearst, COMPLEX Media announce a new cultural festival to be hosted this fall. “ComplexCon” will feature a cultural merging of food, music, art and fashion, and has already enlisted the

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STYLE: Naturally Feminize Your Tomboy Streetwear Steeze

A few months ago a good friend of mine and hairstylist, Angela Soto asked me to be a part of 90s style creative project. The idea started off inspired by old Calvin Klein ads similar to the ones I wrote

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FASHION: Violette New York Launches New Capsule

My brand Violette New York has had some exciting collaborations in the past from Puma, Bowery Bob, & more. Today, I’m happy to announce the launch of a mini-capsule which is the perfect way to bring in the Summer. Short and

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WATCH: At Home with Vashtie – Makeup Essentials

Whether your usual makeup routine takes 5 minutes or 3 hours, I’ve personally always liked to keep mine nice and simple – and by simple, I don’t just mean fast and easy. When I decide to wear makeup, I love

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Throwback: Justin Bieber – “One Time”

In honor of Justin Bieber’s birthday today, I thought it’d be appropriate to throwback to when I directed his video for “One Time” and relive such an amazing experience. Read below for a walk down memory lane…Happy Birthday Justin! *JUSTIN

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MILK Makeup – An Indie Girl’s Must-Have Beauty Collection

Written by contributor: Dina Cook February 8, 2016 marks the launch date of MILK Makeup. Yes, that’s MILK as in the unstoppable and perpetually cool creative content and media company! Making their debut in the beauty world, the team of

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NEWS: Pigalle’s Latest Collection is Nothing Less Than Parfait!

I can’t express enough how proud I am of my dear friend, designer, Stephane Ashpool! Stephane & Me 2014, Paris. His brand Pigalle, named after the the red-light district neighborhood he grew up in Paris, is quite literally murdering the men’s fashion

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STYLE: My Balmain x H&M Collection Picks! #HMBalmainNation (Lookbook)

So, if you burden your daily life with following my silly SNAPS (@VASHTIEKOLA) and now my experimental PERISCOPES (@VASHTIE) – you might have noticed that I attended the amazing and extensive show for BALMAIN x H&M. When I say extensive, I

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Vash Daddy: Introducing Vashtie Posters & Tees

I spent the majority of my life covered up and behind the camera. I was always just more comfortable being quiet and living in boys clothing. As I’ve gotten older, I have reluctantly embraced change. I mean, I’m a typical stubborn Taurus

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VIDEO: G-SHOCK X VA$HTIE LIMITED EDITION VIOLETTE TIMEPIECE

Here is a little fashion film that I directed for my Violette G-Shock collaboration. On sale now at VioletteNewYork.com    Video Credits: Director: Va$htie Co-Director: Guy Blelloch DP: Zach Lowry Color: Alan Gordon Production Assistant: Kaitlin Felton

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LIFE: NYFW – Hood By Air x DKNY x Third Floor Fall 2014 (2.9.14)

Sunday was a crazy (and cold) day packed with all types of shows and presentations. I first stopped by Hood By Air then made my way to the DKNY show and lastly, Third Floor’s Presentation. I always tell my friends

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LIFE: NYFW – Jill Stuart Fall 2014 Runway Show (2.8.14)

  This Saturday, I got to attend Jill Stuart’s Fall 2014 Runway show. The show was spectacular with oversized coats, berry tones, lush fabrics, and much much more! Peep the pictures below.  Zoe (ASTR) and Vashtie

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NEWS: If You Don’t Know, Now You Know

The wait was well worth it as Kith previews a full look of its upcoming Coat of Arms Collection. (COMPLEX) Social media just got that much “creepier” with the new Creepy Facial Recognition App. (STYLEITE) Superbowl keeps getting better with

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