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

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Victor Cruz Is In Control’ For April ‘Dujour’ Magazine Spread

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Victor Cruz has hired a stylist. In the world of sports,  that means you’re stepping up your game, which is an obvious move for the Super  Bowl winner. The New York Giant’s wide receiver did a stylish spread for Dujour magazine’s April issue. Wearing suits for away  games and business casual for home games, he’s gained an affinity for looking  good when off the field.

The athlete opens up about his family, humble beginnings and growing interest  in fashion.

On the influence of fashion on sports: “I think the players  are paying attention to that, and it’s cool to see. It was only a matter of time  before the two worlds met… I don’t know about anybody else, but I like dressing  up and wearing suits.”

On his style his style when growing up in Paterson, NJ: “We  wore throwback jerseys all the time with oversized hats, North Face coats and  Nike Air Force Ones. The Nikes were big for us, because it defined what kind of  person you were, how cool you were. When I was younger, I couldn’t afford all  those sneakers. My mother was like ‘I’m not paying $150 for Jordans. It’s not  happening!’”

 

Chanel Iman Talks Racism In The Fashion Industry, ‘We Already Found One Black Girl. We Don’t Need You’

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The topic of racism in the fashion industry has reared it’s ugly head one to  many times over the past several months. There was that ELLE France gaffe, Dolce & Gabbana’s mammy-esque designs and the recent blackface scandal with Numéro  magazine. These instances and more remind us that the post-racial society that  some like to think we live in is simply a hope and not reality.

One of fashion’s top models, Chanel Iman, is supporting that  notion with a candid omission about her experience dealing with racism within  the fashion industry.

Read more about the race issues in fashion at BlackVoices.

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Rob Kardashian’s Arthur George Sock Launch Event Givenchy White Brushstroke Abstract Madonna T-

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The Kardashians are one hard working family!
26-year-old Rob Kardashian launched his line of snazzy dress socks, Arthur George, at the Kardashian Khaos store at the Mirage in Vegas. For the occasion, Rob went high end in a $700 White Brushstroke Abstract Madonna T-Shirt by Givenchy: I understand Rob wanted to step it up for such a momentous occasion…but $700 for a t-shirt? That’s a bit cray.
At any rate, if you don’t mind the sticker shock, get the tee at Ssense.com.

 

Solange Knowles’s 2013 SXSW Clover Canyon Rhinestone Jacket, Shorts, Marni Bird Check Shirt, and Nicholas Kirkwood Elaphe, Metallic, and Patent Leather Sandals

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solange-knowles-2013-sxsw-clover-canyon-rhinestone-shorts-jacket-marni-bird-check-shirt-nicholas-kirkwood-sandalsSolange Knowles took to the stage at the 2013 SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas again, this time in a $550 Clover Canyon Rhinestone Jacket, matching $240 Rhinestone Shorts, a Marni Bird Check Shirt, and a pair of $825 Nicholas Kirkwood Elaphe, Metallic, and Patent Leather Sandals:

Chris Brown wears Maison Martin Margiela Suede Mesh and Leather Sneakers on Set of “Fine China” Music Video

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EXCLUSIVE Chris Brown on the set of his new music videoChris Brown was in Los Angeles earlier this week shooting a music video for his upcoming single titled “Fine China”. The bad boy entertainer was styled in a grey paperboy cap, gold bow-tie, white button shirt, suspenders, black jeans, and Maison Martin Margiela grey suede mesh and white leather sneakers ($885). What do you think of his look?

Icy or spicy Mariah Carey’s American Idol Tom Ford Spring 2013 Gown and Platform Sandals

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Mariah Carey posed for the camera, giving us a look at her American Idol getup before the show on Twitter. For the occasion, she skewed sultry in a Tom Ford dress from the brand’s Spring 2013 collection:She also snapped a pic of her $960 Tom Ford Platform Sandals on Instagram. I’ll take these in a size 8.5 please!

PFW FALL 2013 READY-TO-WEAR Hermès

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Hermes new collection always raises eyebrown every PFW. The collection was full of great colors and pieces that we will see our favorite celebrities  in. The peices were consisted of  mid-calf skirts, high-waisted gray flannels, crisp white shirts, and mannish over things. My favorite was haped and textured monochromes, like the light-sucking sheen on the black ponyskin shift worn by Kati Nescher, or the soft-shouldered swoop of the coat that draped Arizona Muse’s belted cardigan, or the croc pencil skirt paired with a zipped navy blouson. It is always great to see peices that can be formed into a classy look and you can pair them for a night time Glamour outing.

Amanda Seyfried wears Givenchy Gangster Madonna Sweatshirt

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Amanda Seyfried arrived at LAX airport from Paris fashion week with some new goodies from her trip. The “Les Misérables” actress wore an over-sized Givenchy Gangster Madonna silk and wool blend sweatshirt (2,065) and carried a tri-colored Antigona bag. What do you think of her look? Icy or spicy

Top 5 Reasons to Spring Clean Your Closet

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When a chaotic jumble of dresses, tops, jeans, t-shirts and gym clothes greet you when you open your closet door, it can be equal parts overwhelming and paralyzing. Ironically, it can also leave you feeling like you have nothing to wear.
 
Tracy DiNunzio, closet organizing pro and founder of resale marketplaces Tradesy and Tradesy Weddings, is eager to share her closet cleaning tips to save your readers time, money and stress on a daily basis. Sure, decluttering your closet may be an elaborate process, but the results will save your readers sanity and have them looking and feeling more put together in minutes. Here are five good reasons to tackle all that clutter:Save Money
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In order to keep an article of clothing, see if it passes the test: Is it flattering by the cut, fabric and color? Does it fit you right today (not when you lose 5 pounds)? Can any damages be repaired? Does it fit your current lifestyle? Women wear only 10% of what’s in their closets in a year but still spend a lot per year stocking it up.
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They say the average person wastes between a half hour to an hour per day searching for things…keys, files, tools, clothes, etc.  That time really adds up. One of the key components to being organized is having a place for everything. Tracy recommends creating a dedicated location for your belts, bags and jewelry to make it simpler to access and view what you’ve got, so that you easily accessorize and polish your look each morning.
There are tons of sites and services that make it easier than ever to find cash in your closet. For example, Tradesy makes it easy to turn that underutilized fashion into cash, with the world’s fastest, safest, and easiest online buying and selling platform, designed especially for women who don’t have technical or sales knowledge.

All you need to do is take a photo and list the item (which takes under 60 seconds), and Tradesy takes care of the rest. They’ll even offer price recommendations so that you can move your items as quickly as possible. When a buyer comes along, they hold the cash in escrow, send you an addressed package to ship the goods, and once the box is shipped, the money is yours. Customer not happy? Tradesy will take care of the returns, free of charge.


The average woman hasn’t worn 15% of their wardrobe. As a result, she has $6,000 worth of resale value in her closet. Why not turn it into cash? Other great services include Goldfellow.com, a popular and reputable online gold buyer, Amazon.com for selling your books, and UsedInstruments.com to cash in on old instruments.
Edit out anything that you’re holding on to for purely sentimental reasons. Your home is not the Costume Institute. Longing for your former figure and keeping clothes that don’t fit, or remind you of an ex, not only clutter your closet, but can prevent you from finding true happiness today. Analyze each old item in your closet and if you used to love it, feel just OK in it, or would rather have the closet space, it’s definitely time to let go and move on.

If you don’t wear something for 6 months, clean it out. After all, if you didn’t wear it this season, will you honestly wear it 12 months later?
Less is More 
The American consumer culture can lead us to believe that possessing more brings greater happiness. Tackling this assumption can bring better mental health and happiness, and can improve our concentration and sense of well-being. In fact, owning more things brings with it more anxiety about how to pay for, protect and look after them. The simple truth is that owning less is easier than organizing more.

Our exclusive interview with Margaux Brooke and Jocelyn Chew from Oxygen’s The Face

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Jocelyn Chew: Team Naomi

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Q: Other then Naomi who is one of the most influential supermodels to you? And Why

A:: Other than Naomi Campbell, another influential supermodel to me is Kate Moss. Kate is also very ironic and I love how both Kate and Naomi have been working for years and still doing it. The fact that both women have been able to stay on top of the modeling game for decades is so inspiring.

Q: What inspired you to become a model?

A:I’ve always loved fashion, and when I was younger I was very interested in the models and the artistic nature of it.

Q:What separates you from the other contestants on THE FACE?

A:What separates myself from the other contestants on The Face is everything! I don’t like to compare myself to other people, I don’t think anyone should (especially with the modeling industry). Although a stand out for myself in the competition would be my look (half Chinese, half Icelandic). I have a commercial and fashion look I think I’m very versatile! < \em>

Q: Who’s your BIGGEST competition? Why?

A:I think my biggest competition in the show is my other teammates, because if we don’t win the challenge, one of us is going to the elimination room!

Q: If you could have dinner with ANYONE who would it be?

A:Walt Disney… and all the characters.

Q:Why are YOU going to be THE FACE?

A:I’m going to be The Face because I want it! I feel that I’m beautiful inside and out which is really important. I also have confidence in myself which is just as important when becoming a spokesperson for a major national brand.
Q:Any Advice for Up-and-Coming Models?

A:Always believe in yourself, don’t compare yourself with others. Take care of your skin and always have a nice manicure 😉

Margaux Brooke: Team Coco

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Q: Other than Coco who is one of the most influential supermodels to you? And why?

Kate Moss is definitely an influential and inspirational supermodel to me. She opened the door for petite models like myself. She’s only 5′ 7″ and has had a more successful career than many models that are considered “supermodel height” and while she does mostly editorial work she’s also walked major runways and has been the face of huge commercial campaigns. Her success has helped me push myself in this industry because it is a lot harder to get noticed when you’re not 5′ 10″ and taller but if she can do it, I know I can do it too.

Q: What inspired you to become a model?

I wasn’t really inspired to become a model. I mean every girl looks up to the beauties that grace the covers of fashion magazines but my mom actually heard an ad on the radio for child models and brought me in. The agency signed me on the spot and the rest is history.

Q: What separates you from the other contestants on THE FACE.

A:My experience and my drive are what separate me from the other girls on The Face. I’ve been modeling since I was 9 years old. I’ve had to face nearly every trial and tribulation in the business from rejection and peer pressure to criticism. You have to have a thick skin to be in this industry and you also have to be very professional. I’ve never been late to a photo shoot, or given attitude on set because modeling is all about the relationships you create, your livelihood depends on them and you can’t afford to burn bridges.

Q:Who’s your BIGGEST competition? Why?

A:Devyn and Zi Lin are probably my biggest competition, while I know I can be successful at my height that doesn’t mean I’m not intimidated by the “tall girls”. Devyn is versatile, she can be editorial or commercial and Zi Lin is the queen of the runway, to quote Coco Rocha, “she has a power walk like a Chinese Karlie Kloss”.

Q:If you could have dinner with ANYONE who would it be.

A:Talk about a tough question! There are so many people I could name for different reasons but in the realm of modeling I would say Anna Wintour. Anna Wintour has been dictating America’s style as the editor-in-chief of Vogue for the past 25 years. It would be so much fun to pick her brain about how she selects the upcoming season’s trends, I mean once you get past the initial intimidation factor, which is huge. I love that she started the Vogue/CFDA fashion fund to help up and coming designers and that she doesn’t just rely on the established big name designers to fill the pages of her magazine. Her inovations and collaborations inspire so many people around the world. It would be an honor to have dinner with her and just maybe she’d tell me what it takes to grace the pages of American Vogue as a model or a writer, I’m not picky! 😉

Q:Why are YOU going to be THE FACE?

A:This is kind of the same question as “what sets me apparent from the other contestants?” Aside from my experience, drive and professionalism, I believe I’m versatile, relatable and unique. My look is different in that I can be androgynous or feminine, editorial or commercial but at the same time I think my life outside of modeling is one that any girl can relate to. When I’m not modeling I’m hanging out, making dinner with friends or going rock climbing. My normal life is super laid back and casual and I love it.

Q:Any Advice for Up-and-Coming Models?

A:My advice for aspiring models would be to realize how much work is involved before pursuing this career. It’s very demanding. A lot of people think we get paid to show up, look pretty and leave but it’s so much more than that. You have to go to a lot of castings, which for me means driving 3hrs round trip a day to spend 5 minutes showing a client my book. There is a lot of rejection, often you will hear many more no’s than yes’s. But at the same time know that when you do get booked for a job that you have to deliver and make the client happy even if that means arriving on set at 6am on a freezing cold beach and working for for 8-10hrs in a bikini.

Another piece of advice that is a super important for aspiring models is knowing that it’s okay to say “no”. Young girls get asked every day by photographers to take their clothes off and if you’re not comfortable with that, then say so. If the photographer is anyone worth working with, they will be okay with that. I personally am not opposed to nudity but that doesn’t mean I’m not selective about when I do or do not want to show my body. It’s important to know your bondaires and always feel comfortable with the job you’re doing and the people you’re working with.

Be sure to catch Margaux, Jocelyn and the rest of the contestants on THE FACE every Tuesday @ 9/8c on Oxygen!

Good-luck Everyone!
By, Jasmine Everett