Flaviana Matata At Art For Life Gala And Watermill Summer Benefit

Photo: Mimi Ritzen Crawford

Tanzanian model Flaviana Matata was spotted at the Art for Life Gala and Watermill Summer Benefit on Saturday. Mary J. Blige, Kara Walker, Jennifer Hudson, Lala Anthony and more stopped by the Russell Simmons-hosted bash.

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The Fader’s Mobolaji Dawodu Breaks Down Capsule Trade Show

The Fader’s style expert Mobolaji Dawodu shares some of his picks from the Capsule Trade Show, including some Ankara-like menswear prints from California-based brand Monitaly, when the event his New York. Check out more here


Jenke-Ahmed Tailly Talks Beyonce “4” Album Styling

Beyonce’s creative director Jenke-Ahmed Tailly spoke with The New York Times about the styling and imaging of the super diva’s genre-melding album, 4. The star used a range of designers from big name fashion lines to budding student designers. Tailly says:

“The album is a musical gumbo of everything Beyoncé likes,” said Mr. Tailly in an interview by telephone. “Each song really has a different personality so we decided to do the cover like an editorial for a magazine, with each song having its own style.”

Check out the full interview here

Terry Richardson Shoots “Tons” Of Black Girls For Vice

VICE Tons of Fun Photoshoot from Terry Richardson on Vimeo.

Photographer Terry Richardson has teamed up with Vice for a shoot full of curvy women titled “Tons of Fun.”  The mag included the shoot for its Photo Issue, and apparently New York Magazine had some issues with shoot. Vice posted some kinda stank questions from NY mag:

NYmag: What went into the casting of the shoot?
Vice: We asked some of the models and agents at Full Figured Fashion Week if they’d be interested in getting shot by Terry. They were, of course, probably because he is one of THE BIGGEST PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE WORLD. We went through MSA Models and booking agent Ms. Theresa for most of the girls. The rest were unaffiliated models who were thrilled to participate.

Is there a reason why most of the models were non-white? Was there any sort of statement being made there?
What kind of statement are you making by asking this question, New York Magazine? We requested full-figured women and they provided us with a broad selection of potential models, from which we made our final picks for the shoot. It so happened that many of the women at Full Figured Fashion Week were “non-white.” What’s your problem with this? All of the women look absolutely beautiful in the shots. Why are you so hung up on their ethnicities?

Check out the full interview here. Spotted at SlamHype.

Dolce & Gabbana Net-A-Porter Party Attracts Style Superstars

Naomi Campbell Photo: Rex Features

Net-a-Porter threw Italian design stars Dolce & Gabbana a London bash attended by stars such as Naomi Campbell, Genevieve Nnaji, Solange Knowles and more.

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