Icytwan interviews YO Gotti


Recently, I had the chance to sit down with Yo Gotti during All Star X NYFW in his pent house and we dished about his style. Also we talked about his up bringing in the streets while chasing a dream. Gotti expresses how he feels when wearing all white ensembles for most of his career. It was a pleasure to see a artist grinding from 2008 to all the ... READ MORE

RIP Supermodel Sam Sarpong 


     Photocredit: Kyle B Louis Vuitton did a all exclusive event called Past Present and Future in LA. Befor Sam Sarpong was passing he was invited and rode a tour bus that was sent for him & his fashion crew to get the inside track of the new remodeled private tour of Series 2 which was a very private tour. One of his favorite highlights was him, being taken into a ... READ MORE

1914 Affair


       Art is the world. It brings creatives together in a great way. In Baltimore each year there is a event that is given by a dope entrepreneur that go by Cheyane Zadia. When it is around this time of the year music artist, poets, producers, designers & entreprenurs put on there best ensembles and network to the full instinct. I attended this year and when arriving it reminded me ... READ MORE

Pipe Dreamz LLC


  For years, the people of  Baltimore has been looking for a place where creatives can connect with one another and make there dreams come true. Pipe Dreams a high end boutique that is located in the middle of downtown on Howard street. When entering there store you are greeted and asked to put your signature on the wall for the memory. The owner AC quotes "There is no pressure ... READ MORE

GoldSpoon Collection presents


  The Goldspoon Company was created on the sole basis of celebrating the ultimate creators, curators, and connoissuers of our time. Symbolic like a badge of elite honor, the"Gold Spoon" represents success in life through passion. Finally, the starving artist has a trophy to obtain, a height to reach and a badge to wear. I had the chance to work with the designer and we shot some cool photos ... READ MORE

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Men’s SS14 Fashion Trend: Colour Segmentation

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The first signs of sunshine are barbeques, block parties and the beach! Fellas our summer wardrobes shave to be right.

After slogging our way through a long winter layered up in thick knits and outerwear, we’ve more than earned the right to don brighter colours and lighter garments. Which is why we’re excited to try out one of the trends we spotted at London Collections: Men SS14 – colour segmentation.

From block-colour separates to pieces with multi-coloured sections and details, segmented colour is a great way to inject some freshness and excitement into your look this season.

So whether you want to make a statement or are looking for a more refined approach to the trend, we’ve got it covered…

On The Runway

Colour segmentation could be seen everywhere at London Collections, where models acted as canvases for bold and eye-popping art. This vibrant display of block-hues and segmented pieces was enough to make any man with enough confidence want to give it a go.

E. Tautz mixed bright shades with darker colours to create a real impact, although it was the red and green segmented coloured tee constructed from hi-shine fabric that really stole the show. We loved how it was paired with a traditional hat – the perfect mix of contemporary and classic:

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E. Tautz SS14 Menswear At London Collections: Men

As usual, Christopher Shannon took a more daring approach with toxic fluorescent hues making up outfits of a single colour.

Although we’re not ready to advocate wearing these pieces on the high street just yet, it definitely made for an interesting visual showcase:

Christopher Shannon SS14 Menswear At London Collections: Men

Elsewhere, Agi & Sam layered tonal hues together for a far more wearable approach to the trend.

We particularly loved the segmented coat in a grey/orange mix. However, it might have been better suited for everyday use if the colours were reversed and the sleeves were slightly more fitted:

Agi & Sam SS14 Menswear At London Collections: Men

Get The Look

It’s important to remember that the high fashion runways are designed to be dramatic and offer the most extreme version of any trend. By the time similar pieces reach the high street they have often been diluted and are far more wearable.

With this in mind, here’s how we recommend creating your own take for SS14…

1. Bright & Bold

There’s no getting around it. If you want to attempt this look, you need to have confidence. In comparison to the way the opposite sex looks at clothing, we guys seem to have some sort of macho opinion of the way we can wear colour, if we choose to wear it at all.

We’re often far more inclined to fill our wardrobes with greys and monochrome hues than citrus orange or seafoam green – the blue spectrum and richer shades of brown/burgundy being the exceptions.

We need to start by scrapping this outdated intimidation of bright colours and welcome them into our personal style. A guy can look just as masculine in fluro yellow or pastel purple, it’s all about the way he wears it. After all, once you’ve mastered segmented colour, everything else is child’s play.

Below you will find some examples of bold colour-blocking and segmentation to get you inspired. Keep in mind your colour wheel, stick to two (three max) solid pieces that complement or coordinate with each other and then experiment:

SS14 Trend: Floral

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Whenever I think of floral shirts, the first image that enters my head is A$AP Rocky.  It is not just the obvious connotations of the song title that resonates with me, nor the Givenchy shirt he is wearing but something deeper lures me in to the mystic of floral shirts other than the waves or sun drenched beaches of some far-flung exotic island with beautiful women.

Floral patterns often get a raw deal when it comes to fashion but over the past few seasons they have managed to distance themselves from the image of overweight car salesman and instead have made their way (minus the flowers around the neck) onto catwalks and high streets where there is not a jot of sun, sand or sea to be seen.

 

Kim Kardashian’s Casa Casuarina Kardashian Kollection Pink Cropped Turtleneck, Vintage Azzedine Alaïa Dress, And Azzedine Alaïa Circle Sandals

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Kim Kardashian was spotted at the late Gianni Versace mansion, Casa Casuarina, in Miami in a Kardashian Kollection Pink Cropped Turtleneck, Vintage Azzedine Alaïa Dress, and her favorite Circle Sandals from the French fashion house.

 

Beauty chronicles

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Recently I had a chance to try a new company for  my skin called Gentleman’s Brand co. The moisturizer is perfect after applying there great face wash which gives you a fresh clean mint feeling when applying to your face. I absolutely wish the scent was a little  better but it does works wonders for my skin and gives it a perfect glow. Gentlemen is you are looking for new products to have perfect skin for spring.summer you can purchase here http://www.birchbox.com/men/gentlemans-brand-co-daily-moisturizer

 

 Mr. Natty Bring Me Sunshine Frank’s Beard Elixir is amazing fellas it makes sure your beard isn’t flakey and keeps it moisturized, clean and conditions with just a few drops. It is like medicine for the beard. I recommend it to guys who are growing a beard or already having one because sometimes your skin can be really irritated when you first start the growth. Recently I grew my beard to try this product and the itchiness at night when sleeping went away . To purchase go to  http://www.birchbox.com/men/mr-natty-bring-me-sunshine-beard-elixir

 

This body lotion is amazing for when your on the go especially if you travel allot.  The ingredients are  my favorite because  it has soluble oat fiber, which restores vitality to tired skin, relieves irritation, and mitigates lines and wrinkles. Spicy coriander and jasmine team up for a vibrant smell, an it makes my skin tingle just to know that it is working properly.  Please go to  http://www.birchbox.com/shop/sachajuan-spicy-citrus-body-lotion to purchase

 

 

Keyshia Cole Previews Second Steve Madden Collection

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Keyshia Cole is making those Steve Maddens look like a million bucks!

Last year, she released her first ever capsule collection with the shoe brand, and on the heels of its success, she has re-upped with a second collection for spring 2014.

The new line has even more eye-catching designs than the prior collection, and includes bold printed pumps, gladiator sandals and wedges that come in an array of colors. If you cop a pair of these, priced anywhere from $64.99-$139.99, the shoe will definitely make the statement in your wardrobe.

 

Kid Cudi Arrives At 1Oak Nightclub With His Camera Shy Girlfriend In West Hollywood

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Rapper Kid Cudi arrives at 1Oak Nightclub with his camera shy girlfriend in West Hollywood

Rapper Kid Cudi sparkled upon arrival at 1Oak Nightclub with his camera shy girlfriend in West Hollywood.

Erkah Badu Vogue Italia’s March issue

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Visit Vogue.it for a pretty dope behind the scenes video of Erykah Badu’s shoot for the magazine’s March 2014 issue. In the small clip, we see Ms. Badu writhing on an armchair, wearing pieces from Givenchy Spring 2014. Fierce defined. (Vogue.it)

 

Louis Vuitton’s New Bags

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.Louis Vuitton’s new creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière, would inevitably bring a new direction to the brand after Marc Jacobs’s departure. And what better starting point than the brand’s fabled bags?  He  has literally got it in the bag with his debut collection as his mini trunks are certain to find themselves on a waiting

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Kanye West at Givenchy Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014 Collection in Paris

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Kanye was wearing a black full-length nylon coat detailed with an orange color-block stripe from the Givenchy Fall/Winter 2014 Menswear Collection, a green Givenchy button shirt, black waxed jeans, and black Timberland boots.

Jay Z wearing BAPE 1st Camo M-51 Parka Jacket out in London

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Jay Z and his wife Beyonce enjoyed a night out in London yesterday night. The 44-year old rapper wore a black beanie, A Bathing Ape 1st Camo M-51 Parka jacket, black button shirt, black jeans, and black Timberland boots. What do you think of his look? Icy or Spicy?