Category Archives: PHOTOS
Lil’ Yachty and Bravado will launch Yachty’s Pizzeria, a pop-up pizzeria concept by Lil Yachty that will take over Famous Ben’s Pizzeria this weekend in New York City. The Atlanta-born artist will offer New Yorkers a unique opportunity to enjoy a legendary slice while shopping limited-edition exclusive merchandise inspired by Yachty’s Pizzeria. The pop-up will offer six styles available for purchase, including a short sleeve tee for $30, long sleeve tee for $40, hoodie for $60, satin bomber jacket for $100, hat for $30, and a refrigerator magnet for $5.
No word on whether they will be available online yet.
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Last night, renowned activist, CNN commentator and two-time New York Times bestselling author Van Jones took his WE RISE AGAINST HATE tour powered by #LoveArmy to Nashville, in partnership with Roc Nation.
The event took place at the Langford Auditorium where Jones was joined by GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter, actress and philanthropist Demi Lovato and Jessica Jackson, co-founder of #cut50.
The stop is part of a 14-city tour that aims to address the current divisive climate in American and engage local communities andchangemakers to help address some of the most pressing issues facing America — including climate justice, criminal justice reform and equal access to opportunities in tech. 100% of net ticket proceeds will go to Van Jones’ nonprofit, the Dream Corps, its initiatives, and local partner charities. America is facing a new splintered political reality preventing needed conversations about our nation’s future. WE RISE AGAINST HATE TOUR powered by #LoveArmy empowers local communities across America and to facilitate conversations to drive progress for our nation forward.
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Houston Iconic Fashion Week is the premiere fashion event offering an innovative platform for emerging and established designers around the world. This years event was hosted by Ty Hunter and Bonang Matheba and featured the newest cutting edge designs from the Godfather of Urban fashion, Karl Kani, as well as designer Travis Cal, the Christen Collection, and Tomas Benitez. Also in attendence were The Fashion Bomb Daily’s Claire Sulmers, Devi Dev, Candace Ford, GooGoo Atkins, & Project Runway finalist Laurence Basse.
For nearly two decades, Hunter has styled the flawless and exemplary Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter. Not only has he assisted in shaping the hot, fashion forward brand of Queen Bey, but as an established fashion designer with impeccable style, Hunter’s hot brand “With Passion” is setting forth new trends and innovation in design.
Co-hosting with Hunter wass the phenomenal Bonang Matheba. Known world-wide as “The Queen of South African Social Media”, Matheba has garnered over 4 million followers on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Matheba’s elegance and glamorous style has been seen as one of the beautiful faces of REVLON cosmetics, and her exceptional skills and talents have even contributed to her earning the Nickelodeon’s Kid Choice Award for Best South African DJ.
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For the second time this week, Drake was spotted at Bowlmor Houston. Last night, he and his friends, including rapper Slim Thug, Lil Keke and James Prince Jr. (who, by the way, discovered Drake) sipped on Grey Goose and Grapefruit (a change up from Drake’s staple drink of white wine spritzers). The group bowled a few frames in the private VIP area.
We hear Champagne Papi and his friends gathered to celebrate the life of “Big Toni,” who was a bodyguard for many celebrities, like Drake and James Harden.
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Art Hearts Fashion kicked off Miami Swim Week at Funkshion’s Collins Park Tents, with Nick Cannon opening the show. The opening night featured 8 designer including: Vichi Swim presented by Best Talent Group, The Eight Continent, Grayson Boyd, Courtney Allegra, Hale Bob, Cirone Swim, Elie Madi, and the grand finale presentation by none other than Mister Triple X by Erik Rosete who’s show opened with Men’s Physique world champion Michal Komosny and closing with Nick Cannon. Guests enjoyed amazing shows, a great reception with complimentary sponsored goodies, and an art presentation by Miguel Paredes. Following the shows all guests were invited to the after-party Swim Gala taking place at Ora Nighclub Miami with a special performance by Zoey Dollaz.
On Friday July 21st the Art Hearts Fashion swim weekend team joined forces with Planet Fashion to produce shows for OMG Bikinis, Karma Bikinis and a closing showcase by DSquared2 at the SLS Hotel South Beach.
On Saturday July 22nd Art Hearts Fashion closed out its 3 days of shows with an epic finale at the SLS Hotel. The event featured 3 designers,Du Aqua Swim, Argyle Grant, and Holidolls Luxury Swim. The opening showcase was followed by Gabriela Pires and Just Bones boardwear presented by Planet Fashion. The event wrapped up in an epic manner with Billboard chart topper Dyson opening for the finale presentation featuring Honey Bee Swim, Alina Petra, Courtney Allegra and Rocky Gathercole. Guests enjoyed a closing party at Hyde Beach.
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The City of Houston became the epicenter of the
entertainment world as it played host to an exclusive screening premiere event for HBO’s hit
shows Ballers and Insecure at White Oak Music Hall, one of Houston’s most buzzed about
new venues. Talent from each show, London Brown (Reggie) and Jazmyn Simon (Julie
Greane) from Ballers, and Amanda Seales (Tiffany) and Natasha Rothwell (Kelli) from
Insecure, attended the premiere and conducted interviews with local media outlets in advance
of the screenings of the first episodes of each show’s new season.
White Oak’s Upstairs was transformed into an adult playground as Houston influencers,
athletes, artists, and trendsetters mingled prior to the screening portion of the evening.
The highlight of the TRAP portion came in the form of a surprise appearance by hip-hop icon
Bun B. during a performance of the popular UGK song “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)”
by The Suffers’ Kam Franklin, Bun’s wife Queenie, and Daphane Fisher. The rendition brought
the proverbial house down and capped off a scintillating evening of entertainment to celebrate
the return of Ballers and Insecure to airwaves on Sunday, July 23rd.
BALLERS season 3 premieres July 23 at 10 PM ET/PT with INSECURE season 2
following at 10:30pm ET/ PT.
Photo courtesy: Daniel Ortiz
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CREATIVE RECREATION LAUNCHES NEW FALL LINE
FOR THE URBAN EXPLORER
Creative Recreation’s Fall 2017 collection is inspired by young creatives who strive to leave their mark on the world. Launching July 6th, the line will be available in male and female silhouettes, which prioritize the brand’s core belief that creativity matters.
“Creative Recreation has always been about embracing the creative community,” said Vance Hayes, President and General Manager of Creative Recreation. “This Fall campaign is an evolution of the creative spirit that continues to move our brand forward. We have embraced working with a variety of different individuals that are in the spirit of our core values.”
Each of the six distinct personalities embody a unique blend of artistic backgrounds, helping organically define the latest evolution of the footwear brand. For their Fall 2017 line, Creative Recreation turns their attention toward rising creatives as they push the boundaries of their craft.
Up first is San Diego native Rob $tone, who first shook hip-hop fans with his debut single, “Chill Bill,” which debuted in the US Billboard Hot 100. In September 2016, $tone released his second mixtape, which he is currently touring the country with.
Leaf, a fashion-forward rapper who recently signed with Fool’s Gold Records/RPM MSC, reaches the female fans of Creative Recreation via her compelling lyrics and contemporary perspective of feminism, anime and genre-blending hip-hop. This powerful Brooklyn native released her debut EP in 2015, and has since collaborated with Lil Yachty and Action Bronson. Today, she works to counteract demeaning hip-hop lyrics by writing her own dynamic tracks. Leaf has been drawn to the diversity of the Fall 2017 line, commenting “I think most girls recreate themselves every time they step out of the door. Every morning you wake up and you want to be something new.”
Dreezy completes this roster with her truly inspirational rise to success. The “Princess of Chicago Rap” grew up on the South Side and studied fine arts and songwriting to help overcome the adversities of growing up in the rough neighborhood she called home. Today, Dreezy has released multiple albums, mixtapes, and singles.
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HBO DECLARES JULY 9TH THE DAY OF THE DEFIANT ONES
LAUNCHING EPIC DOCUMENTARY SERIES WITH A BLAZING BROOKLYN EVENT
HBO hosted an exclusive Brooklyn launch event to celebrate The Defiant Ones – a film by Allen Hughes – with special guests and featured performances from 2Chainz, Cakes Da Killa, Electric Punanny (Jasmine Solano + Melo X), Jillionaire, Kali Uchis, Lizzo, and Vince Staples.
The Defiant Ones is a four-part documentary series that tells the stories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr.Dre – one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton. The series explores their improbable partnership and surprising leading roles in a series of transformative events in contemporary culture.
The Defiant Ones premiered Sunday, July 9, only on HBO—all four parts will be made available early for streaming exclusively on HBO NOW, HBO GO and affiliate portals as well as on HBO On Demand.
Photo credit: BFA (Angela Pham / David Prutting)
West Hollywood hotspot, 1OAK LA was the hub for celebrity celebrations this past weekend.
Saturday night, Kendrick Lamar continued his 30th birthday celebration performing for the first time ever in a nightclub. Fellow TDE artist, Schoolboy Q was spotted in VIP with French Montana, Jaime Foxx, A$AP Rocky, Belly, Pusha T, Wale and star athletes Kyrie Irving and Odell Beckham Jr.
Grammy award winning songstress Lana Del Rey and friends kicked off the celebratory weekend Thursday night as they took over Hollywood hotspot 1OAK LA for a massive private 32nd birthday blowout. Del Rey partied all night by the DJ booth with friends and fellow musicians Robin Thicke, Nelly, French Montana, Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd, Mike Will Made It and Boi-1da, who collaborated with her on Lust For Life, Del Rey’s upcoming fourth studio album.
Paris Hilton was spotted nearby sipping Perrier-Jouët with boyfriend Chris Zylka. Actress Bella Thorne and Scott Disick arrived following dinner at CATCH LA, swirling romance rumors yet again. The couple kept close throughout the night and made a swift exit hand in hand. Kylie Jenner, who arrived in an orange Lamborghini hung with friend and Roc Nation artist, Justine Skye.
The birthday girl sipped classic Absolut Elyx cocktails with 1 OAK owners Richie Akiva and Darren Dzienciol in VIP. Akiva gave her a heartfelt shout out as a four-tier cake presented by Perrier-Jouët made its way through the club. Hot in Herre rapper Nelly hopped on the mic and sang Happy Birthday, igniting the crowd.
Other celebs in attendance were PartyNextDoor, Odell Beckham, and Pretty Little Liars star, Shay Mitchell.Read More »
THE INAUGURAL AGENDA FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED
The unique one-day festival offers a glimpse of its music lineup and immersive experience
(LOS ANGELES, CA – May 17, 2017) – Today marks the announcement of the inaugural and highly anticipated Agenda Festival music lineup and activations. Taking place at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center on Saturday, July 15, the Agenda Festival is a new immersive music and shopping experience fusing together skate, surf, street culture, food and art in one setting.
The Agenda Festival stage will play host to a headlining performance by Tyler, the Creator, alongside Ludacris, Cam’ron, Lil Dicky and others soon to be announced! In addition, musical highlights include sets by Taco, 1AM Vibes hosted by Yes Julz, J.Rocc & Melo-D of The Beat Junkies and DJ House Shoes.
Musical performances are only a single facet of the fully immersive festival experience. The Agenda Festival will bring together an exclusive selection of over 500 pop up shops and brand activations featuring Levi’s, Champion, Converse, New Balance, Patagonia, Mitchell & Ness, adidas Skateboarding, Nixon, Hershel Supply Co., Stance, Poler, Rip N Dip, Staple, RVCA, Hurley, and many more!
The Agenda Festival roster delivers top talent and rising newcomers across the board in music, art, and fashion. Guests of the Agenda Festival will also enjoy panel discussions, two skate contests hosted by the authorities in skate media The Berrics and TransWorld SKATEboarding, athlete/influencer meet & greets, and a selection of Southern California’s best gourmet food trucks.