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20 Sep

Rita Ora Signs Design Collaboration with Adidas Originals

#455707104 / gettyimages.com Rita Ora, the 20-something British starlet has signed on to assist in the creation of 5 different capsule collection entitled, "adidas Originals by Rita Ora." There are three release dates with each line having it's own theme. The first release will be the Black Line, which is based on Rita's "London Look." Others to follow include the Pastel Line, Colourblock Packs, Spray, and Roses. This fall, we will see the Spray and Roses collections really take flight as the Queen Bee herself,  Beyonce has been seen rocking the two-piece tracksuit from her roses collection. Rita says, “The collaboration came about through mutual love and appreciation. I have always been a fan of adidas Originals and respect what they stand for in their...
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7 Aug

Diversity on the Runways

Bethann Hardison has been making fashion headlines since at least 1973, the year she walked in Le Grand Divertissement à Versailles, a runway show that pitted American fashion designers against French ones. (The Americans won, thanks in large part to the prowess of Hardison and her fellow catwalkers Pat Cleveland and Alva Chinn.) These days the model-turned-model agent-turned industry legend is in the news for her advocacy. Hardison’s cause: diversity on the runways. Last September, the Diversity Coalition she founded published an open letter to the fashion councils in New York, London, Milan, and Paris that called to task designers who used no or very few models of color in their fashion shows. “At some point you think your industry has flatlined,...
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6 Aug

Naomi Campbell and Diversity Coalition Fight Against Racism in Fashion Industry

Naomi Campbell says her campaign to counter racism in fashion was inspired by Nelson Mandela,  who once dubbed her his “honorary granddaughter. “I’ve seen a huge change this season already,” Campbell said. “Giorgio Armani used four models of color in his show, and a model of color opened his show, which is something that I haven’t seen in a very long time. Jil Sander did; I’m naming names because this is a big improvement.” Last September, she lent support to the advocacy group, Diversity Coalition, that calls out high-profile designers who either did not use models of color at all in their fall fashion week shows, or only sent one down their catwalks. Set up by former model agent Bethann Hardison, the...
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30 Jul

Russell Westbrook Teams Up with Barneys New York for Westbrook XO

Although Russell Westbrook has made some interesting style choices {Cue the visual image of his red carpet photo from the ESPY'S}, he is on point with his Westbrook XO Barneys New York collection. The collection is an intricate mix of form-fitting, techy yet high-fashion looks, with hints of the Jordan "elephant print," and lots of bold colors. Definitely much better than what we have seen Russell actually wear, but we can respect his uniqueness and well...
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11 Jun

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s Lavish Wedding

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian get married
Mr. and Mrs. West and their adorable North West on the roof of the historic Forte di Belvedere Kanye West addresses the bridal party, which consists of his very gorgeous new family members Kanye has a moment with Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. prior to the ceremony Kimmyat her final dress fitting (Givenchy atelier in Paris) with Riccardo Tisci Well hello there, Mr. and Mrs. West A romantic kiss What a great looking couple The newlyweds in matching leather jackets...
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10 Jun

Are Jaden and Willow Smith Hollywood’s Next Wave?

Willow Smith Jaden Smith
Well VF certainly thinks so. This month's issue features young and rising talents who have a variety of major projects on the horizon, from new spins on classic fairy tales to high-profile sequels to some of the summer’s biggest potential blockbusters. In addition to Jaden and Willow, the July issue features over twenty "kids" who are set to take over the movie industry including Zoë Kravitz, Eve Hewson, Jack Reynor, Dayo Okeniyi and more.   Publication: Vanity Fair Photography: Miguel Reveriego Stylist: Jessica Diehl...
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4 Jun

Celebrities Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of Chime For Change

Beyonce Chime For Change
Chime For Change recently celebrated its one year anniversary and Beyonce was in attendance with her check book in tow. After donating $500,000 to the cause, Bey, who is a cofounder, enjoyed the festivities with other celebs including her sister Solange, James Franco, and Blake Lively. Chime For Change is set up in part by Gucci, Frida Giannini (Creative Director of Gucci) and Salem Hayek. As part of the anniversary celebration, and to raise additional support for girls and women around the world, Gucci will donate 10% of sales in its Fifth Avenue Flagship store from June 2 to June 5 to further support Shining Hope for Communities, Millennium Promise in partnership with Embrace Innovations, and Girls for Gender Equity. The campaign gives a voice and...
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