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Four Reasons Why Fanny Packs are a Summer Must Have

Fanny packs have been making a comeback for a while now, and for good reason — they are versatile, hands-free, and due to a few recent updates, they aren’t bad on the eyes either. Just think about it: How great

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Parley Launches Sunglasses Made from Plastic Waste

After announcing a collaboration with Adidas, Parley for the Oceans continues to advocate for sustainable manufacturing practices. Now, the environmental organization introduces a line of luxury sunglasses made from recycled ocean plastic. Crafted in Italy, the spectacles are made from plastic waste like

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Cop A Flask Bracelet Just Like Rihanna’s

Summer is upon us and we will finally be able to enjoy warm weather, good drinks, good music, and good times with our friends and family. It’s finally our moment to slay in our floral pattern fits while being ‘nice

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Jaden Smith To Join Forces With Pharrell And G-Star Raw

Musician and designer Pharrell Williams have enlisted the young Jedi Jaden Smith to join the denim label G-Star Raw. Joining GSR in 2014, sustainability has been Pharrell’s top objective, creating the first pair of jeans with no water waste last month. Pharrell

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Recap: Bebe’s Flagship Store Opening Party

Last night, Downtown’s Sweetheart rocked the 1’s and 2’s for Bebe’s Grand Opening Party in their new Flagship store on 34th Street. The captivating sounds of the greats ranging from the Notorious B.I.G to Level 42 could be heard from

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Adam Selman’s Fall/Winter 2018 Pieces Are To Die For

NYFW is one of the coveted events New York City has to offer. The streets are filled with your  fall/ winter fashion, rising designers, street photographers and occasionally, your favorite celebrities. While our girl Vashtie is enjoying her fashion week

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😍: Our Faves Came to Slay at the 2018 Golden Globes

The 75th Annual Golden Globes Awards ceremony went down on January 7th, and it was not one to miss! From the red carpet looks to the award acceptance speeches, elegance could be seen and heard all throughout the night. Unlike ceremonies in

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BAPE Drops 2018 Winter “City Camo” Collection

During the most coldest days of the year, you still want to be fashionably correct in the Street Wear game. Well, have no fear BAPE is here, to keep you looking fly and warm in the frigid and cold weather.

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Reebok taps Victoria Beckham In Their Latest line of Women Collaborations

  After successfully collaborating with both Estée Lauder and Target, Victoria Beckham has announced a new endeavor with Reebok. The Reebok X Victoria Beckham collection is due to make it’s debut in late 2018.  It will be part of the Reebok

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#AllGoldEverything: Why You Should Be Wearing Gold.

Anyone who knows Vashtie knows that she loves her Gold. Vashtie Kola is synonymous to gold. It is as if she has the mineral pumping in her veins. Well..maybe not that extreme, but you know what I mean. Back in

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Kick Your Fall Style Up a Notch With a Beret

Our Downtown Sweetheart is back from Paris after a jam-packed week of Fashion Week shows and events, and we want to share a style tip for fall inspired by Vashtie’s trip! One of the most chic style trends this fall

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Fashion Designer Alexander Wang Steps Down As CEO of Company

Changes in the fashion world is inevitable, especially when the fashion houses are making adjustments for the greater good. 15 months ago, fashion icon Alexander Wang took on the position of CEO of his namesake fashion line, Alexander Wang. However

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Power Suit 101 – How To Own The 80s Trend

“Power dressing” was a term used to identify the emergence of business suits for women in the late 1970s/early 1980s, but it tells a more interesting story than just larger-than-life shoulder pads and bold colors. Women were entering the work

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How has digital media changed NYFW in 2017?

New York Fashion Week is the highlight of the fall and spring fashion seasons in New York. All of my favorite celebrities are in the city. From “It girls” and influencers, to editors and designers, everyone is attending shows, exclusive

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Get Your Glitter Fix With New Axel Arigato Kicks

There’s no such thing as too much glitter, and it’s definitely never a bad time for glitter. These luxury Axel Arigato sneakers in “Taupe Leather” will make you shine bright any day. The leather sneaker is equipped with a cushioned sole for

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Poppin Pink Sneaker Releases Of The Month

Milennial pink is in. Sneaker brands have been cashing in with both genders with the color of the summer. From Nike to Puma, here are this month’s hottest pink releases. Nike Air Max 97 Ultra “Metallic Rose Gold” Available now at

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#KicksOfTheDay: The Vans Old Skool “Mono Leather” Pack Gets A Pastel Treatment

Vans rolls out two new iterations of their iconic Old Skool collection, giving us a special monotone rendition for the upcoming season. The latest delivery, named the “Mono Leather” Pack ($65), reworks the classic skate model by treating it to a soft

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Kith and Coca-Cola Partner with Converse for a Special Chuck Taylor All Star ’70

Kith and Coca-Cola continues their summer collaboration by bringing Converse into the equation to work on a special rendition of the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star ’70. The model is executed in a vintage white denim makeup and features an

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The return of the Nike Air Max 97’s

In preparation for today’s Nike Airmax 97 release, let’s take a look at the history of the Air Max 97 and a couple of outfits that would go along with the shoe. The Air Max 97 was designed by Christian

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Today’s Hip Hop Correlates Music with Fashion through Personal Style

Over the years, Hip-Hop has emerged itself into the fashion world. There now is a thin line between high fashion and the Hip-Hop culture itself. Artist are now brand ambassadors and who the world looks to to find a new

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The evolution of hip hop and fashion through the decades

Over the years, hip hop has done more than just influence the music industry. Hip hop has somehow found its way into the world of television commercials, movies, food, and even into the fashion. Though many factors have contributed to

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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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