Nicki Minaj X Paper Magazine

In 2014, Kim Kardashian solemnly vowed to “Break The Internet” with her racy Paper Magazine cover, a cataclysmic event that sent the stock market plummeting and thoughtlessly left millions of travelers stranded. Having apparently learned nothing, Paper is now out to “Break The Internet” this time with a new issue featuring Nicki Minaj doing similarly risqué, router-disrupting things. Let us now acknowledge its existence, together. Let us note that the ... READ MORE

The 2 How To’s on HOW TO Maintain a Successful Business, Family and Relationships

As women, we pride ourselves in being the queen of Balance. We do a little shopping, a little business, a little love making, a little cooking, and a little us time. What is becoming a sore popularity is how many businesswomen find themselves wanting to pursue balance yet not having fulfilled roles to do so. What do I mean? In 2012 over 80,000 professional women where quoted as “single”. Let ... READ MORE

London Mitchell Fall/Winter Collecton

The London Mitchell Collection: All eyes were on Antwain Mitchell the creator of AFB and Jasmine Heath as the two fashion entrepreneurs released their highly anticipated collection. In a venue called Pipe Dreamz it was full of fascinated spectators, the Baltimore based duo added an edgy twist to urban contemporary style. Keeping it modern, the ready to wear collection consist of classic and neutral hues. Green, Black, Grey and off ... READ MORE

Sony/Meg artist Que Williams is back"

There is a noticeable difference between today’s R&B and the music of the past. Once upon a time, great vocalists like Michael, Gerald, Luther and Keith had passion in their music. They had romance. The music made love. I ran across Sony/MEG artist Que Williams and I haven't looked back since. Bringing a new flavor to R & B, Que adds in neo-soul, trap and eclectic tunes to his music. ... READ MORE

Met ball 2017

It's known as the fashion world's Oscars, but it's a lot more than just a red carpet The Met Gala is more than just the fashion world's version of the Academy Awards. The annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute brings together the biggest names in entertainment, fashion and politics for one night of revelry. Take the world's biggest celebrities, dress them in couture and stick them ... READ MORE


New Artist on the Rise: Domineko

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Most of my people are about hoes, dough, and history. It’s hard to get up out of the hood, when we a mystery.Wood Floors, Domineko

Hail from Kansas City, Missouri, Domineko spits venomous lyrics over 90’s inspired boom-bap beats. He gives the listener a grand entrance into the working of his poetic mind. Domineko is a new artist to look out for. It is highly recommended to have Wood Floors LP placed into rotation for the whip with the speakers blasting loud.

What inspired you to release the LP, Wood Floors?

My inspiration for the LP came from my overall life experiences over the past 4 years. Yes Wood Floors took 4 years to complete. I’ve had a few of those instrumentals for that long. I’m also in a 3 piece rap group called Yawn Johnson and we had just dropped our self-titled debut. Once I we had released that album it was like the pilot erupted and I knew it was time.

Knock, Knocking featuring Le Izmore, which is produced by Ecid, is the single released for Wood Floors, what was your motivation for this song to be your debut track for this album?

 Actually the first release was the Mike Hurst track entitled Happy Home, then Knock Knocking. The motivation behind that being a single was to display a sense of real hip hop. Luckily fellow Midwesterner Les Izmore helped me achieve.

What other areas do you hope to dive into?

I really wasn’t looking for any specific sound. It all just happened natural. I feel like the 90’s feel came from my subconscious. I don’t want to be all churchy but I just keep praying while grinding and networking. Pretty much everything eventually fell in my lap.

 Kansas City is the mecca of Jazz music, what Jazz artist encouraged your style that you have today or does your beat selection reflect your hometown influence?

I’ve always listened to jazz but only just recently have I been able to soak it in. My girl put me on Miles Davis and Coltrane. Charlie Parker is also a great listen. When it comes to my instrumentals because of Jazz as a genre, I’m a sucker for smooth. I’ve always been an oddball though. I feel like I’ve just now perfected my style if any lol.

 What is next for you, Domineko, as an artist?

The rest of this year will be all about Wood Floors. From networking to the visuals, we still have in the works. Building the Domineko brand itself will also be a main focus. As new music goes, I’m probably going to fall back and just do features for a good minute. Two big things I want to concentrate on is finding a booking agent and keeping a good relationship with a PR. The one I’m working with now is pretty legit. I’m hoping to take our business relationship to the next level. I like her energy.

Do you have any upcoming performances?

 I have my LP release party on June. 6th at this street art gallery called Kultured Chameleon. Shout out to Lee. He owns that place. He’s helped so much. Then I have a show on the 14th with Les Izmore and D/Will. They form a duo called Heartfelt Anarchy. They both blessed Wood Floors with their talents. I’m thankful to share songs and now stages with their local powerhouse. After the 14th I really wanna take some time and invest in myself. Focus on getting out of Kansas City to those listeners out of town, state, and one day the country.

 You seem like a well-versed artist, what inspires your creativity?

As far as my creativity goes I want to say my imagination has a big part in the inspiration aspect. I’ve always been into anime and video games. The stories always reeled me in. All the personalities and culture that people could create amazed me. So I started drawing my own characters and creating my own worlds. I know this sounds like the next Disney movie but in short I’ve always kept my Inner child healthy. That’s allowed me to create things as original and as creative as Wood Floors and all those cartoons I used to create.

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Interview by Nyvia

Damon Wayans Jr. Models ‘The Meanest Color Of The Season’ For November’s ‘GQ’

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Damon Wayans Jr. comes from a strong lineage of comedic greats. But the 30-year-old is paving his own way with his ABC show, Happy Endings (that premieres tonight) as Brad the super funny, type-A investment banker. In addition to the successful show being in its third season, the actor posed for the November issue of GQ modeling the season’s hottest color, yellow.

Looking very icey, he posed in five outfits from designers Marc Jacobs, J. Crew, Dsquared2, Ledbury, Coach and many more. Looking all-American and actually, kind of hot, we’re definitely planning on tuning in tonight.

Rihanna Red Hot VOGUE ISSUE

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Just in time for a her new album, Ri looks ‘Red Hot’ as she graces the November 2012 Issue of Vogue Magazine, shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.  This is the second time she’s graced the American Vogue cover and would be the third time in the past two years thatshe’s graced Vogue, if you count her November 2011 British Vogue cover.

Rihanna has definitely reaped the benefits of re-inventing and re-creating her image by rocking three different styles and hair colors on each cover. which are your favorite covers that you think are icy or spicy.

The Best Dressed Of The Academy Awards

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Drum roll please…..As the world watch who took home the their role-winning Oscars—we now direct your attention as we unfold our best dressed, let’s just say it was a close pick to who won our vote. All the stars had the most exquisite in help from their stylists’—which wasn’t hard to tell; everyone looked ravishing!! With everyone looking starlet-amazing it was very hard to choose favorites.

From plunging necklines to extravagant bows we made our choice from those who wore these eye-catching, yet interesting details. The stars “they wore and they conquered” and we are glad to release our picks in last nights’ awards ceremony…it was tough, but we give you the creme de la creme of the Academy Awards…



Viola Davis, Vera Wang

Michelle Williams, Louis Vuitton

Octavia Spencer, Tadashi Shojing

Emma Stone, Giambattista Valli

Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Ford

Jennifer Lopez, Zuhair Murad

White Dee & Ricky G-Shock Coming Soon?

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Dee & Ricky, the New York based fashion design duo, had lent their trademark retro style to the latest edition to the G-Shock family. This limited edition chronograph perfectly pairs an extra-large analog/digital with the Dee & Ricky design sensibility seen on fashion runways and metropolitan sidewalks worldwide. G-Shock is collaborating  again with a white version his time. I wonder when will they release. This watch is so perfect if you are hard on watched but still would like to have a nice watch at the time. Last year I purchased this watch at the BK in Filmore, SF and feel in love with it.  There always limited edition and many isn’t made so I will make sure I keep and and have  a date for the release very soon. Below is the black version that was released already. 

The EveryThing Shoe Prada 2011 Creepers

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The Prada Creeper shoe for spring / summer 2011 are available in four different colorways, the espadrille and oxford hybrid. They’re a spring shoe  and so icyyy you can even wear them for  Fall 2011. These shoes are in high demand right now, Barney’s NewYork only carried the black ones. I recently made a trip to Prada to purchase me a pair and now they’re retailing for $950 custom ordering. Fellas I know 950 is pretty steep to pay for some shoes but these are worth it.

Burberry Prorsum RTW Spring 2012

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Burberry Spring 2012 was full of old fashion hand beaded  and crocheting. Christopher Bailey made this spring collection with printed, jacquard, and  outerwear for the spring season. Every One knows Burberry is know for Trench coats, some had slim lines and others with full skirts. My favorite was the crocheted collars. Many of the mens peices were showed in the Milan collection back in june. The colors and every detail and the inspriartion for this collection is amazing. In the front row of this show were  Kanye WestSienna MillerGemma ArtertonRosie Huntington Whitley. Below are my favorites from this collection


Solange NY Fashion Week Looks

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Solange Knowles is becoming a style icon in my eyes. The natural look doesn’t work for some women but she pulls it off very well. Ms. Knowels know has a voice for her self and you dont have to identify her as Beyonce sister any more.I would say her style is a pro with mixing and just have skills and overall. Below she is wearing  very on-trend florals and neon at Fashion’s Night Out.  those Alexander Wang loafer pumps  is so icyyyy!!! Then after fashion night out she bursts back out again to give us more icyness wearing little red shorts and a geometric print top. Her retro camera go so nice with the garments.Solange really looks great in dresses she attended the ashion Week party for Total Management wearing a yellow and purple outfit and coral lipstick. I think she is in love with prints and patterns this season. Solange wore a dress by Mary Katrantzou and carried Mulberry’s Fox Lock bag. I love her 70’s looks it fits her so well.. In the Yellow she killed it!!











Icy Spotlight Model Chuck Junior

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The model Chuck Junior has a significant look that I think could take him to the top. Milan Bair and I discovered this model sitting in our dorm room a semester ago and we both said this guy is gonna be a top runway model and he is well on his way. Chuck  is from Walthamstow, and his nationality is english, nigerian and british. He is 5’11 with blonde hair & Blue eyes.  I can see Chuck being on the cover of VMan someday or ding some GQ editorials. To get more updates on chuck follow his twitter page @ThatKidChuck



Newly Renovated Clothing

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Newly renovated is a lifestyle brand that thrives on creativity. With a strong foundation in Christ, it brings a positive perspective to fashion. Theres nothing better then a classic jean jacket with a twist to it. I recently discovered  The brand Newly Renovated Clothing and feel in love with there custom jean vintage jackets. They also carry T-shirts as well. Reviving, rebuilding & restoring is what we’re all about. We promote change for the good! Newly Renovated Clothing Company was birthed a few years ago, but released its first full collection in July of 2010. The collection is composed of men’s and women’s apparel, and a few kids’ pieces as well. Now a year strong, with a few more supporters behind the brand, we’re still striving to stand firm in the industry, and of course continuing to release fresh designs daily! Newly Renovated is continuing to let there lights shine bright in this shady world! Below is some photos from the brand. To get me information or purchase anything from them go to there website