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Minaj in Manish

22 Nov

I just like looking at this…:

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From Black Ivy

2 Nov

A very cool project from the folks at Street Etiquette, The Black Ivy. Dope photos, styling & fiiine looking humanz –

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Blonde Moment

16 Oct

Erykah Badu, The Roots, and others performed at the Hennessy Artistry event in New York this week. I had to look twice, like, is that you Erykah? And wanted to share her dopeness:

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An Upper Hand

21 Jul

I grew up in a nail shop & until recently, I was a strictly single-color-nail-polish girl. Forever armed with a shoe box full of shades I’d nabbed over the years from the my mom’s salon shelves, I’ve been DIYing my nails for years. Then, last month, I read a piece on Refinery29 about Solange Knowles’ “inspired style” and the final photo in the set featured her incredible, bright yellow, calgel* reverse french manicure…of my dreams.

Since discovering what’s possible, I’ve been hooked. When you begin to research creative nail design, the work of Sophy Robson is sure to soon follow. “Ms. Manicure”, as she’s been called, based out of London, Sophy’s work has appeared in French Vogue, Elle, on the hands of countless models, musicians, and the like. I’m newly obsessed with her designs & I’ve posted some of my favorites to share:

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Star Wears

18 Jun

Here goes John Woo, making me smile. The Hong Kong-based illustrator has dubbed his latest series of work ‘He Wears It’, and it features characters from Star Wars rocking menswear from designers like Band of Outsiders and COMME des GARCONS. I love these, Boba Fett lookin’ extra fly.

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The Summer Under: Sandals Edition

16 Jun
I’ve been caught up in my sweet, petunias-planted June & it’s been a while since my last post. So, in the name of summer appreciation, I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite summer sandals under $100 (I don’t want you going broke while there is Mister Softee to devour & The Dead Weather on tour):

Lucky Brand, Koko Wedge Sandal, $99

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11 May

Yes, I’ve been posting lots more music videos and crazy twitching .gif pictures, but it’s hard to resist when MIA has a new single out! The song is called  ‘xxxo’  and is from her upcoming album, / \ / \ / \ Y / \, as in, Maya. Recently pushed back from June 29th to July 13th, it’s a different new sound she’s putting out, I’m interested to see/hear more. 

Click through to hear the new song:

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Ready, Set, Met.

4 May
Liya Kebede on the way to this year’s Met Ball, compliments of Rachel Roy

It’s that time of year again: The Met Costume Institute Gala & Exhbition. Last year’s exhibition, “Model as Muse”, brought out some fun and creative looks from the crowd; while this year’s exhibition, “American Women: Fashioning a National Identity”, brought out a lot of safe, iconic looks from the past. I’ve given my top picks to designs that saw this exhbition as an opportunity to dress an edgier American woman. My top 7 to follow:

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You Don’t Know THE DUCHESS

20 Apr

“The Duchess”, born Norma-Jean Wofford, played with Bo Diddley and his band from 1962-1966. An acclaimed guitarist (with her iconic ‘Cadillac’ and ‘Jupiter Thunderbird’ Gretsch guitars), brought some style to the group amid audience requests for a female player after Peggy “Lady Bo” Jones left the scene. Norma & Bo pretended to be siblings in the public eye long before Jack & Meg White covered their first blues song.

Can’t not love that beehive & those glitter leggings.

Visit Spectropop for more on The Duchess.

More photos after the cut:

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It’s Gotta Be the Shoes

23 Mar

During the late 1980’s and early 90’s Spike Lee directed commercials for Nike’s Air Jordans, featuring himself as Mars Blackmon from his film Do the Right Thing & She’s Gotta Have It. I love them. They make me miss how basketball felt when Jordan was playing and now I can’t stop watching old-school slam dunk contests on youtube…which I recommend.

Here are some of my favorite Spike Lee commercials: