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Not really a Rihanna fan. I like, maybe, two songs from her catalog. But one thing is certain: the Bajan beauty knows how to dress. Just look at her in this white midriff baring Stella McCartney ensemble at the 2014 Met Gala. Her curves are perfect, the hair slays, and… well see for yourself.
England has a knack for busting out albums from people we haven’t seen in years. Remember Grace Jones first album in 20 years at 60 years old? Boy George a few weeks ago? Add Neneh Cherry to the list.
Cherry ‘ s latest project is Blank and the first video is “Everything, a single take dance video shot in spectacular black and white by French director Jean Baptiste Mondino and premiered by i-D magazine.
Love the clothes in this video, the shredded skirt, the oversized boots and the glorious hair.
“Everything” will be paired a remixes by Villalobos and Loderbaur and released as a digital single on June 17. The remixes will also be available as a 12″.
Cherry will perform at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, her second performance in the US ever.
Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu has teamed with Celine to create an affordable tote bag.
The bag, priced at $225, is part of the Born Free campaign to raise funds for HIV research, specifically to fight to end the transmission of HIV from mother to child by 2015.
Most Celine bags are made of leather. This ShopBop collabo with Mutu and Celine is made with canvas.
Nas and Puffy are having a moment. For Nas, the Queens MC is enjoying the 20th Anniversary of his seminal album Illmatic which recently received a film treatment in the form of a documentary titled Time Is Illmatic. It premiered last night at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC and film traces the making of Illmatic through interviews and archival images.
Lupita Nyong’o stans got an early weekend gift when the actress and producer tweeted that she is the new face of cosmetics giant Lancome.
Nyong’o tweeted “@Lupita_Nyongo Me + LANCÔME. #TGIF The secret’s out. And it feels GREAT.”
Fans of the actress were pushing for a cosmetics campaign after the Yale graduate wowed us with her beauty on red carpets and fashion editorials after her incredible performance as Patsey in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave. To our delight, Nyong’o went on to win an Academy Award last month.
Nyong’o is the first black ambassador for Lancome which features Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz and Lily Collins as spokeswomen. In a statement Friday, Nyong’o said she was proud to represent Lancome, adding “beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.”
Lancome ads featuring Nyong’o will start appearing this summer
White folks in the shape of corporations and powerful individuals are known for copying and discrediting black culture, twisting it so it’s unrecognizable so it becomes white regardless of its history. Last year’s Harlem shake, twerking and early rock and roll are just a few examples of whites taking from blacks things we’ve made. Hairstyles should be added to that list along with language.
Enter Marie Claire who praised Kendall Jenner for sporting “epic and bold” partial cornrows in her hair. See photo above.
Twat Marie Claire:
“@marieclaire Kendall Jenner takes bold braids to a new epic level: http://marie.cl/60199BHv http://twitter.com/marieclaire/status/451403750960562176/photo/1”
Twitter wasn’t gonna let that slide; birthing #BOLDBRAIDS in response to the slight.
“@Tidijii Welp RT @divinitymatovu: @marieclaire what’re your thoughts on fact that black women are reprimanded at work for wearing same #boldbraids”
“@MelechT Top 5 Tweet RT @desusnice The only #boldbraids we acknowledge http://twitter.com/desusnice/status/451446364904632320/photo/1”
“@CGWacko I was gonna get a haircut tomorrow, but now I gotta go out and get #boldbraids outta spite. Thanks, @marieclaire! >.
“@zellieimani US military doesn't like #BoldBraids even if @marieclaire does.”
“@madphury "@German_Chocl8: *spits out water* OMG 😫 RT @DarthShada: Star Jones gave you #BoldBraids @marieclaire http://twitter.com/DarthShada/status/451445403951841280/photo/1"”
And so on, forcing the magazine to apologize for the slight.
“@marieclaire We didn’t mean to offend or imply that cornrows were new. Our tweet was poorly worded.”
“@marieclaire We thought her hair looked great and recognize women have been styling their hair like this for ages.”
Fine ass Channing Tatum is everything in this new trailer of Jupiter Ascending, the new sci – fi intergalactic thriller by the Wachowski Brothers, siblings who gave us the Matrix Trilogy and Cloud Atlas. The film is set for a July release and will no doubt speculate on the nature of man, our place in the universe and yada yada.
Mila Kunis plays a janitor who is also Queen of the Universe. Tatum is her ruggedly handsome bodyguard going Pew! Pew! Pew! with his penis… I mean laser guns.
New York Magazine posted images of its annual Yesteryear issue and Jay Z and Biggie made two of the seven covers. Hova was photographed at the age of 29 in 1997. Really feel the colors of that cover. The Biggie cover isn’t that interesting.
Louis Reed, Billie Holiday and others can be seen on the other covers which hits newsstands this week.
Pantone, the world authority on color, sets what colors most of the fashion and design world will rock during the year. This year its Radiant Orchid so expect to see tons of purples.
Curious about how Pantone’s swatches compare to human skin, Spanish photographer Angelica Dass began Humanae, an ongoing project where volunteers, found via Tumblr and Facebook, are paired and photographed with Pantone color backgrounds. For example, Dass takes an 11×11 pixels sample of the subject’s face skin tone to determine the background color then makes a portrait.
Dass’s work is represented by Max Estrella Gallery.
Samples of her work found below.
23 year old English supermodel Jourdan Dunn isn’t one for mincing words when talking about the racism she encounters in the fashion industry. The mother of one, who covers the April issue of Miss Vogue, cut to the chase in an interview where she describes the rampant ignorance in the industry.
“I don’t know why people applaud designers for having just one ethnic model. It’s not like only one type of woman loves fashion,” she tells the latest issue of Miss Vogue.
“I find it weird when [model] agents say, ‘You’re the only black girl booked for the show. Isn’t it great?’ Why is it great?” she adds.
Dunn backed Iman and Naomi Campbell last fall when the two giants came out swinging against the fashion industry’s lack of diversity.
More of Dunn’s interview here.