Why Balmain's Fall/Winter 2014 Ad Campaign Rocks

          Balmain's Fall/Winter 2014 campaign is nothing short of stellar. Once again, Olivier Rousteing delivers an amazing ad-campaign starring Jourdan Dunn and the overrated Cara Delevingne for next season (yes, shade). As seen at his runway show in Paris, the campaign features some of his most anticipated Autumn pieces including Zebra separates, Khaki jackets, and bright fur coats which I can't help but fawn over. I would include the ultimate ode to urban culture aka bamboo earrings which set the looks off but y'all know damn well you can find those for one dollar at a wig shop near you. What stands out most in the ads though, is the beautiful range of shades represented; something you are hard-pressed to find on any runway or fashion ad these days *claps*. Check out the full ad-campaign after the jump.
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Zendaya Coleman is Black Enough

          Zendaya has allegedly snagged the role of Aaliyah in an upcoming biopic about baby girl called Aaliyah: Princess of R&B and the internet critics are going wild--not in a good way though. The television movie, which is set to air on Lifetime, is expected to reveal the ins and outs of our beloved r&b princess during her career as well as her personal life. Although many celebrities applied to this role including 106 & Park’s Keshia Chante as well as Teyana Taylor, only one was chosen; the 17-year old Disney actress who’s got spunk, style, a pretty decent voice, and dance skills to boot. So what’s the problem? According to backlash, she isn’t black enough. *Face palms* This again.
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5 Things Native New Yorkers Wear

        With all the gentrification that has overtaken NYC, some argue that New Yorkers don't have a particular look anymore. I must disagree. Although the definition of a typical New Yorker is evolving, there are external characteristics of it's natives that one can spot from a mile away; a distinct way of dress that differs from our transplant counterparts. An avid people-watcher, I noticed a few things that the average person from NY walking down Fashion Ave in Times Square or Broadway in Soho wears, that has remained consistent for many years. Read on to see the list.
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Show Me Your Ears: The Multiple Earrings Trend

          Wearing multiple ear piercings is a subtle way of saying "Hi, I'm a bad ass". The look, which dates back to ancient times and tribes around the world, has an edge about it that looks cool no matter what your style is. Though nothing new, ear piercings are having a renaissance thanks to fashion blogs, celebrities, and jewelry designers. Piercing studios have also stepped their game up in recent years, ditching old-school steel balls for dainty 14 karat gold variations. My favorites include Braindrops, Love Adorned, and Venus By Maria Tash; the latter I visited get my second set of lobes done. View more ear piercing porn after the jump.


Melody Ehsani Drops First Clothing Collection For Spring 2014

          Just as I was beginning to think the sports Jersey trend is growing stale like a month old box of Strawberries, LA's finest suddenly changed my mind. Two days ago, Melody Ehsani released her debut clothing collection in store and online for Spring 2014. The collection consists of trendy graphic shirts in punchy colors, abstract prints, and clever catch phrases like "I Love ME." and "I don't play nice". Ehsani's love of Ancient Egyptian iconography is also quite apparent, with images of Cleopatra emblazoned on a few tops and a tunic dress covered in cartoon-style hieroglyphics. It is a lovely marriage of boyish and feminine. View more images after the jump:

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