The Wall Street Journal has a piece on the Sapeurs of the Congo, men who make staying fresh-to-death a serious priority, despite the country’s troubles.
‘Ye unveiled his Dw by Kanye West line on Saturday with nods to his hip-hop background (nameplate necklaces, backpacks, shiny tracksuits) and the sleek lines and neutrals of Celine, Calvin Klein and the like. Some reviews noted fit problems. All in all, I didn’t think it was all that bad. My mind isn’t blown, but I like the beading and leather.
Vogue caught up with Nigerian-born author Helen Oyeyemi about her latest tome, “Mr. Fox.”
British starlet Thandie Newton sexes up military gear for Louis Vuitton. The actress also chats in video the line put together. Salute.
We walk into the Embassy and across this palatial room there was Toni Morrison sitting alone. When she saw these sisters dressed to the nines, she waved us over. I couldn’t believe the esteemed Toni Morrison was sitting alone at a gathering meant to honor her! I grabbed a waiter and ordered a bottle of champagne and within three minutes Mary Lovelace is in her lap.
“X-Men” star and Elevator Fight frontwoman Zoe Kravitz is three times an ingenue on the cover of Elle South Africa.
Spotted at The Fashion Bomb.
Solange was spotted at a DJ gig at PS. 1 over the weekend approaching hipster G.O.A.T. status in what appears to be an Ankara top with some slashed shorts. I’m feelin’ you.
Or, as The New York Times eloquently puts it in the its latest “Room for Debate” feature, “Has Globalization Ruined Street Style?” The answer is a resounding … maybe?
GQ‘s Will Welch says:
…Street style has become so popular that “real people” are now dressing for the cameras, vying to get photographed. It has become a self-aware rather than accidental culture, like reality television. The more outrageously you dress, the more likely it is you get snapped and posted online. That’s created some unfortunate style trends and an environment where the blogs are as contrived as the runways.