Kanye West’s Fashion Line Debuts

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

‘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.

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Carrie Mae Weems Talks Drinking With Nina Simone, Toni Morrison

 

Carrie Mae Weems "From Here I Saw What Happened"

Artist Carrie Mae Weems once spent a night in Paris toasting with Toni Morrison and knocking back dranks with Nina Simone. She spoke to Life + Times about her singular evening:

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.

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Isis King In Yeni’s Creations Jewelry

Photo: Yeni's Creations

America’s Next Top Model alum and current All-Star Isis King hit the Baltimore Fashion Week runway in a patterned teal jumpsuit paired with beaded headpiece by Omoyeni Makinde of Yeni’s Creations. Spotted at NY mag.

Are The Interwebs Screwing Up Street Style?

Is the Golden Age of Street Style on the wane? Photo: Emma Arnold for Refinery29

 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?

GQs 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.

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Gold Coast Trading A/W 2011 – “The Very Best” Look Book

Photo: Sarah de Burgh

Gold Coast Trading’s Autumn/Winter 2011 Look book references The Very Best‘s track “Julia,” and features Mzuzu print, idyllic scenery and gal-about-the-blogsosphere Cassi Gibson.

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