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28 Aug

Video Music Awards 2016

Red carpet arrivals for tonight's 33rd annual MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Highlights of the night were Teyana Taylor's killer dance routine for Kanye West's FADE video debut and of course the complete slayage that is BEYONCE! More importantly, our girl Bey brought the mothers of Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Oscar Grant; the four young men whose deaths led to the organization of the Black Lives Matter movement. #BLM...
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22 Oct

Balmain: The New Army Collaborates with H&M

During the 2015 Billboard Awards, Olivier Rousteing, (Creative Director of Balmain Paris) announced that he was set to launch a collaborative collection with H&M. We were instantly excited and then we saw the campaign and LIFE WAS GIVEN!!! The collection is full of the fashion house's tribal inspiration, embellishments, signature looks, and patterns.  The H&M Balmain collection previewed on the runway Tuesday evening in New York City. Models such as Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls, Jordan Dunn, Karlie Kloss, and popular (sister) models Gigi and Bella Hadid graced the runway previewing some of the signature pieces. It includes men’s, women’s, fragrances and accessories. Other celebrities, such as Kylie Jenner, Ellie Goulding, Alexa Chung, Lewis Hamilton and Rosie Huntington Whitely attended the runway preview show....
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11 Nov

11th Annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball

Alicia Keys hosted her 11th annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball at Hammerstein Ballroom on October 30, 2014 in NYC! She received overwhelming support from her celebrity friends as well as her hubby, Swizz Beats, who seemed more than ecstatic about co-hosting alongside P Diddy and his pregnant {and glowing} wife. Guests included Andre Leon Talley, Bethanm Hardison, Joan Smalls, Selita Ebanks, Angela Simmons, Alek Wek, Kanye, Madonna and many more. Keep A Child Alive "celebrates the power and potential of a generation of young people who are living with HIV.' There is definitely cause to celebrate as over 2.3 million was raised for the charity. Givenchy's Ricardo Tisci {Ahh we love him} was honored and live collaborative performances included...
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7 Nov

The Innovators Featuring Joan Smalls & Charles Riley

Our fav Puerto Rican supermodel Joan, poses alongside dancer and choreographer, Charles "Lil Buck' Riley to create an animated and action-filled photoshoot for the Wall Street Journal. Known as the man who reinvented the street-style dance known as jookin' with infusions of ballet, Lil Buck dances through the editorial as Joan puts couture in motion. The finished product is super dope! Publication: Wall Street Journal (WJS) Directed by Magnus Berger Images via Wall Street Journal Click any image to view gallery...
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10 Oct

Chanel Cruise 2015

Our fav Puerto Rican glamazon, Joan Smalls is the face of the new Chanel Cruise 2015 ad campaign. Originally presented in Dubai, the collection was shot by Uncle Karl Lagerfeld.  Joan is photographed wearing patterned looks from the cruise collection, which is said to be inspired by orient romanticism. The campaign also features Hudson Kroenig, (Karl's godson) and the son of model, Brad Kroenig. There has been a bit of controversy surrounding this editorial as Hudson's presence seems unnecessary; almost like he is a prop. Although we will always love Chanel, it definitely doesn't give us a "romantic" feel. What are your thoughts dolls and gents? Collection: Chanel Cruise 2015 Photography: Karl Lagerfeld Images via: Fashion Gone Rogue...
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27 Aug

Welcome To My Jungle

Olivier Rousteing declared,  "I'm French, I'm black, and I'm proud to be at Balmain, but this is a message of freedom and globalism," he said. The collection, said to be a mash-up of safari chic and hip-hop style and one that embraces different ethnicities and cultures, and is reflective of his latest campaign face and new friend, Rihanna. We love it! There were cargo jackets and pants, leopard spots and zebra stripes, leather latticed with silk cord and gold chain, oversize motorcycle jackets, and electric pops of red and yellow lamb's fur, all showed on one of the most diverse castings of the season. Check out a few runway photos featuring models of color. Click any image to see full gallery. Photos:...
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