Monday, August 26, 2013

DC based "Live Magazine" Makes Its Debut!

"Live Magazine" is a new entertainment magazine, based in DC, dedicated to spotlighting the people making moves in urban culture in their respective fields. It is loaded with over 100 pages of content that you can download or read online for free! Check out their first issue at
http://www.joomag.com/en/magInfo/0156952001375303038! To be possibly featured in "Live Magazine", email them at LiveMagOnline@gmail.com!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Men's Fall Trends 2013: Scarves - Big Ones

One of my favorite trends for the fellas this 2013 fall season is one of the easiest to wear no matter what your style, and that's big or oversized scarves. Really big scarves worn all kinds of cool ways were seen in fall collections on the runway from many top designers and will undoubtedly be seen on the streets soon everywhere. Here are some of the ways fellas will be rocking big scarves this fall! Check them out and make plans to add a couple to your wardrobe for some instant swag!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Fall Shoe Trends 2013: Animal Print Heels and Wedges

Summer's almost over, so it's time for fashionistas everywhere to start getting ready for the upcoming fall season. To get you in the mood for some early fall shopping, check out one of the hottest shoe trends for fall 2013 - animal print heels and wedges! Look for more styles online and in stores everywhere!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

40 Years Ago, Hip Hop was Born at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue!



The Father of Hip Hop: DJ Kool Herc

40 years ago, on August 11, 1973, hip hop was born at 
1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx! Here's what happened: 
         Getting ready for the end of summer and her return to school, Cindy Campbell came up with the idea to have a "Back to School Jam" in the recreation room of their 100 unit apartment building to raise money for the school clothes she wanted. She hand-drew the invitation to the party on an index card and recruited the help of her then 16 year old brother, Clive Campbell, nicknamed Hercules because of his huge build, to provide the entertainment, and their parents for the drinks and snacks. Admission was 25 cents for the ladies and 50 cents for the fellas. 

Cindy Campbell

The invitation

          Though Clive was already laying down the foundations of hip hop with his building of a new kind of bass-heavy sound system with his father and his development of various deejaying techniques like the "break" and the "merry-go-round", at the party, Clive, aka DJ Kool Herc, introduced a new technique called the "extension". Then during the party, Clive's friend, Coke La Rock, a NY City rapper, started shouting out friends and partygoers over the deejay's music initiating the art of rap and thus becoming the first MC! That night, they made $500, and hip hop, a ground-breaking new genre of music, was born!

DJ Kool Herc and Coke La Rock back in the 70's
The duo today
 * In 2007, the state of New York officially recognized 1520 Sedgwick Avenue as the "Birthplace of Hip Hop"! To find out more about the humble beginnings of hip hop, Google the Father of hip hop, 
DJ Kool Herc, Cindy Campbell, the First Lady of Hip Hop,
 and Coke La Rock today!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The $38,000 Tom Ford Handbag that Sparked an International Incident!

Oprah Winfrey says she wanted to take a closer look at a handbag selling for $38,000, but that the salesperson at Zurich’s Trois Pommes refused to take it off the shelf, telling Winfrey, 'No, it's too expensive.'
Trois Pommes in Zurich, Switzerland
Well, unless you've been completely cut off from all forms of media in the last few days, you have undoubtedly heard about the incident between Oprah and a Zurich boutique clerk that's got everybody buzzing. Reportedly, while in Switzerland to attend her friend, Tina Turner's wedding, Oprah visited the "Trois Pommes" boutique in Zurich, and requested to take a look at a Tom Ford handbag that sells for a whopping $38,000. Alledgedly, the shop clerk refused to take the handbag off the shelf stating that Oprah wouldn't be able to afford it and suggested she look at similar bags that cost less. The clerk involved in the incident has said that it was all a misunderstanding and that even though to her things didn't exactly go down that way, she would apologize to Oprah if she could talk to her again. Okay, that's the back story. Was this a case of "racial profiling"? Possibly, and that's not cool! But, let's face it! When you heard the story, didn't you want to know what that $38,000 Tom Ford Jennifer handbag (named after Jennifer Aniston) looked like? Well, here's the bag that started the whole thang! Check it out! 

The bag at the center of the Swiss incident is a $38,000 Tom Ford Jennifer handbag — named after Jennifer Aniston.
Tom Ford Jennifer Handbag

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Don't Pop Mollies! Rock That Tom Ford!




Who's the American fashion designer whose collections are so dope he inspired a Jay-Z song on his recently released new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail? Well, of, course, Tom Ford! Tom Ford, who by the way is also a film director, became internationally known many years ago for his turnaround of the Gucci fashion house. After leaving Gucci, in 2006, Ford developed his own iconic label and launched a line of beauty, eyewear, menswear, and accessories. As they say, "the rest is history". Jay-Z, reportedly, has been rocking Tom Ford for years now and is obviously a number one fan of the brand, but definitely not the only celebrity client! Check out these pics to see who else is rocking Tom Ford plus a few items from Tom Ford spring/summer 2013 and the upcoming 2013 fall season. *Tom Ford brand items are available online and in stores like Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Jay-Z in Tom Ford



Mariah Carey in Tom Ford with hubby, Nick Cannon







T.I.

55th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Wiz Khalifa in Tom Ford with Amber Rose



Drake


Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West, and Jennifer Lopez




Rick Ross






Justin Timberlake















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