Monáe performed "Yoga," "Tightrope," and “Hell You Talmabout.”
Janelle Monáe never seems to disappoint. From fashion to music she defies the "norm" and stays true to herself. If she hasn't already received enough love she definitely has been and will be receiving more after her amazing performance on NBC’sToday.
Monáe performed "Yoga," "Tightrope," and “Hell You Talmabout.”
Yes you've read right, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams has made history. She is now the first woman to appear on the cover of Krave magazine; the first in the history of the fashion magazine. Williams, who isn't shy about showing off her curves, looks absolutely stunning.
She's come a ways from her young, dingy days as RHOA newbie. As we all know she is on Dish Nation and just last year released a song title "Flatline." In case you didn't know about "Flatline" check out the video below.
Fashion designer Christian Audigier, famous for his work with Ed Hardy and Von Dutch, has died from cancer. TMZ reported in January that Audigier was diagnosed with MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome). Also reported by TMZ, after receiving a bone marrow transplant after completing chemotherapy, he was optimistic about his future.
Audigier gave us Ed Hardy fashions and perfumes, Von Dutch and more. He died at age 57 and is survived by a daughter and two sons.
Necole Bitchie announced she's ending her gossip blog to serve a greater purpose. The vibes have been building as Necole has been dropping little hints here and there, but gave an official farewell yesterday on NecoleBitchie.com. In her penned post, "It's Time For Me To Move On," she shares her story and preparation of her venture to uplift young girls and women and positively add to her culture and community. She notes this new journey and a desire for greater fulfillment. Congratulations Necole! 2blkgrls supports you on your growth, new journey and all of your achievements.
Safaree Samuels, Nicki Minaj's ex and now rapper, has once again addressed their breakup - only this time through song. First he went to The Breakfast Club, then there was social media rants, and now there's "Love the Most." He shared his feelings of always being in the background and never the forefront when it came to their relationship being known. Obviously he's hurt and dare I say it, not over Nicki, but it is time to move on. Time to allow yourself to grow and heal and do other things.
Nicki, who is involved and recently revealed in love with Meek Mill, has brushed her hands of that relationship and going back and forth with explaining. In a very cool and calm manner (it seems) she addressed "the diss" record via Twitter. "Don't make me do this," she started following with an implication that the reason for their breakup was infidelity. "Lesson: don't cheat on a loyal woman. God will punish u. When he does, tell people the truth. The truth may set u free. Love. Always." Most of the tweets have been deleted, but you know people are pro at screen-shotting.
Aside from the fact that we are unsure at any moment the actual relationship status of celebrity stylist Emily Bustamante and of rapper Fabulous, they have another baby boy. What a blessing! On June 2, Emily gave birth and has finally revealed his name in only a way a fashionista can:
Emily shared the name via Instagram by using baby moccasins to spell it out. Congratulations to her and the her family!
“Summer nights are my favorite, when the sky is clear and the stars are most prominent. The [Soul of Summer Collection] is all about the essence of summertime — having fun, being free and being one with the elements.” - Jhené Aiko
Jhené Aiko takes a stab at fashion. Aiko teamed up with Neff for her summer inspired collection the 'Soul of Summer.' She helped design graphic tees, tanks, dresses, and more for everyday wear.
Although the collection will be composed of just 11 pieces, the retail prices are pretty affordable ranging from $22.50 to $60.
The 'Soul of Summer' collection will be sold in PacSun stores and online later this month. Take a look as she shares with Nylon.
As summer approaches Essence is heating up its covers starting with the Vacation Issue that features none other than the Lyon Brothers of "Empire." Every since the debut of the show, we just can't get enough of these guys! Trai Byers, Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray have been everywhere from talk shows, news shows, radio and magazines. YASSS give us out dosage!
For those random few who have no idea who these brothers are, let me briefly school you. Empire is a drama/soap opera that centers around a music and entertainment company ran by a family, The Lyons. Of course like any other family the Lyons has their share of drama. Trai plays eldest son Andre who his educated, suffers from a disorder (watch it, I'm trying not to give too much away), and wants to head the company. Jussie plays the middle child and black sheep of the family Jamal. He's the very talented singer/songwriter of the family who has close ties with his brother Hakeem and has his own style of music. Did I forget to mention he's gay? Then last but not least there's Bryshere aka Hakeem. He's the baby boy of the family, fame-crazed and playboy status if you will, but he is the next big hip-hop star on the rise.
Now that you're all caught up just take in all of the hotness! I've already gotten my issues featuring the Lyon's, how about you?
*This isn't a paid promotion of any sort by Essence or any of its affiliates. I happen to be a for real fan.
Rihanna has an unmatched fashion influence that has been recognized by many. She’s a CFDA Fashion Icon winner and currently the creative director at Puma pushing athleisure. She stuns, shocks, and stylishly slays red carpets every time she steps foot on one. Her latest fashion venture, being the face of Dior’s film and print Secret Garden series, is definitely one to talk about.
In the above slideshow are first looks at the Dior campaign starring Rihanna. It's pretty historic, she is the first black spokesperson in Dior’s nearly 70 year history. “It feels fantastic,” she told MTV, “It is such a big deal for me, for my culture, for a lot of young girls of any color. I think, to be acknowledged by Dior is just… it means a lot as a woman to feel beautiful, and elegant, and timeless.”