Tom Ford To Stream Fall 2016 Collections Tonight | @TOMFORD

Tom Ford To Stream Fall 2016 Collections Tonight | @TOMFORD

Fashion designer Tom Ford decided to present his Fall 2016/2017 Menswear and Womenswear collections today to coincide with the delivery of the clothes in his store, thus closing the gap between runway and retail. The collection will be available to but immediately from the runway, online and in-store, same day as the presentation of the collection. In order to do so, Ford has cancelled all press appointments during NYFW in February.

“In a world that has become increasingly immediate, the current way of showing a collection 4 months before it is available to customers is an adequate idea and one that no longer makes sense,” Ford explains. “We have been living with a fashion calendar and system that is from another era. Out customers today want a collection that is immediately available. Fashion shows and the traditional fashion calendar, as we know them, no longer work in the way they once did. We spend an enormous amount of money and energy to stage and event that creates excitement too far in advance of when the collection is available to the consumer. Showing the collection as it arrives in stores will remedy this, and allow the excitement that is created by a show or event to drive sales and satisfy out customers’ increasing desire to have their clothes as they are ready to wear them.”

Ford has been experimenting with different formats to tradistional fashion shows for the past few seasons. For Fall 2015, he presented his show before the oscars in L.A., and this past season, he presented his Spring 2016 Collection with a virtual fashion show featuring Lady Gaga and directed by Nick Knight. Fall 2016 will mark the first time that Ford will show both collections when they are available in stores.

Tune in to the Tom Ford Runway show streaming LIVE tonight at 9:15 EDT on only on tomford.com

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Johnny Depp Investigates the Tupac And Biggie Murders In New Movie

Johnny Depp Investigates the Tupac And Biggie Murders In New Movie

According to a report from Screen Daily, the unsolved murders of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. will take center stage in a new movie starring Johnny Depp, who will play the late Los Angeles Police Department detective Russell Poole in Brad Furman’s Labyrinth.

Furman, who is known for his success with the Matthew McConaughey-starring drama The Lincoln Lawyer as well as this year’s Pablo Escobar chase flick, The Infiltrator, is directing from a script by Christian Contreras, drawing inspiration from Randall Sullivan’s 2003 book of the same name. Labyrinth centers on Poole’s attempts in 1997 to investigate a highly publicized cop-on-cop shooting incident, an investigation that eventually led the detective to take a closer look at the deaths of Tupac and Biggie.

Depp became the frontrunner for the film after filmmakers banked on his well-received performance in last year’s Whitey Bulger biopic Black Mass.

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Haddy Racks – #Mixtagram: Volume 1 | @haddyracks

Haddy Racks – #Mixtagram: Volume 1 | @haddyracks

Bronx emcee & songwriter Haddy Racks puts a fresh spin on viral music today with his #Mixtagram: Volume 1 visual mixtape, which dropped on his Instagram. The original seven-video series follows Haddy Racks around NYC as he freestyles to beats from Nas, Tupac, Mary J Blige, Amerie and Cam’ron, as well as his applauded entry into Monica’s So Gone Challenge.

Check out the #Mixtagram IG videos
01:1 Dear Momma
01:2 It’s Real
01:3 State of Mind
01:4 Slick Talk
01:5 Can You Be
01:6 Get Money
01:7 I’m Gone

Read Haddy Racks’ interview with Bossip today about #Mixtagram Vol 1

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Ray J – “Be With You” | @RayJ

Ray J – “Be With You” | @RayJ

After surprising fans with a debut on Karen Civil’s blog earlier this week, veteran R&B crooner Ray J presents the official visual for his bright ballad, “Be With You” co-starring his soulmate Princess Love. The ballad will appear on Ray J’s upcoming Raydemption album, slated for release 10/31 via Tron Music and BMB Entertainment.

Pick up the track, now available on iTunes.

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L.E.O. – “Oh No…All Wrong” | @leonature5

L.E.O. – “Oh No…All Wrong” | @leonature5

L.E.O (aka Ricky Johnson Jr.) was born on August 16th, 1995 in Houston. Although his mother and father were never married, both of his parents and their respective families played an integral part in his life. During his early childhood, L.E.O watched his mother hold two jobs in order to move her family out of a neighborhood that slowly became overwhelmed with violence, drug use, and gang related activities in Southwest Houston. L.E.O’s mother provided him with a more suitable area to experience a pleasant childhood after moving to the west side of Houston. Between his father, uncle and extended family members also involved in the world of music, L.E.O was unknowingly gaining knowledge and a passion for the music world which has led to the Hip-Hop artist he is today.

Look No Further, the first mixtape done by L.E.O, displays his skill and passion for Hip-Hop. This debut mixtape features appearances from Jay Brown and Y.V who are also apart of the 2nd Nature conglomerate. With a blend of trendy bass heavy and boom-bap tracks, Look No Further aims to appease the ears of all Hip-Hop listeners.

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Boston Caribbean Fashion Takes The Runway! | @BostonCFW

Boston Caribbean Fashion Takes The Runway! | @BostonCFW

This year’s BCFW took place in the middle of August and enjoyed an influx of newcomers. The week-long event showcased an homage to West Indian culture captured through the artistic visual expressions. Audiences treated to visceral fashion shows and eclectic pop-up shops. Opening night featured an exceptional performance by Reggae Artist Alandon under the elegant backdrop of Dorchester’s Caribbean Art Gallery. Additionally, Event Sponsor Oasis Cafe delighted guests with island flavored finger foods and delectable pastries. Most importantly, BCFW founder, Althea Blackford articulated her vision to a crowd of community business owners and members of the press.

The second day kickstarted with a Caribbean Pop-up shop titled All About Style Shopping Night.This event was held at event partner Pink Shoe Lounge Boutique. Attendees had the opportunity to shop at the clothing store. We featured BCFW Creative Director, Designer and Make-up Artist Sparklle Thames. She provided a unique experience where attendees can ask about their make-up questions and she used attendees to demonstrate the make up questions she received.

Day three commemorated the 50th Anniversary of Barbados’s Independence with a Cocktail Sip hosted by Dj Larry Jordan and DJ Warlock kept the crowd moving. The Experiential festivity wonderfully dramatized the vibrancy of Barbados culture. The fourth night stimulated minds and sparked creativity during the Live Design and Art Show. Visitors got an opportunity to handcraft their very own DIY handbag. The night featured handbag designer VLure Designs by Stephanie Voltaire. Attendees had the opportunity to see her latest collection’s painter Joseph Chery paint interesting designs on her handbags that were readily for sale. Which brings us to the main event that took place at Simmons College. BCFW Runway Presentation featured designers: Carnival Costume designers Island Oasis and One Love Xperience, Mt. Ida College Alum designers Amira by Fatima Brooks and Cece Marie Designs by Cece Marie,Caribbean Apparel, Tierrah Chere Designs by Tierrah Reynolds. With significant contributions from event partner Final Touch Boutique. With a 40% increase in attendees, the final night of Boston Caribbean Fashion was certainly impactful.

2016 marked a huge success for BCFW thanks to the dedication of VStyle Productions and their partners, sponsors and designers. Althea Blackford made significant strides in her mission to bring awareness to Caribbean designers. As a testament to this year’s success, many in the fashion industry have already started inquiring on their upcoming events.

To learn more about the designers and retail vendors who participated in this year’s BCFW visit www.BostonCFW.com.

Check  out the highlights here.

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Majah Hype Hosts The International Blogger’s Appreciation Mixer | @MAJAHHYPEWORLD

Majah Hype Hosts The International Blogger’s Appreciation Mixer | @MAJAHHYPEWORLD

On Aug 29th, comedian Majah Hype and Playbook’s own Marie Driven hosted PlayBook Media Group’s International Blogger’s Appreciation Mixer held at the popular Vinnie Styles boutique in Brooklyn. Media attendees included XXL, Floss Magazine, ViceTV, This Is 50, 93.5 FM, bloggazwithattitude, The Source Magazine and many more notable media outlets.

On the eve of its premiere, highlighted clips from Majah Hype’s new movie, Foreign Minds Think Alike, leading up to his major performance that will be held on September 3rd inside of Kings Theater. Amongst the crowd of socialites, Lil Mama, BBOD, Cease of Black Ink, Ricky Blaze, Mizz Mique of Mique INK, Celebrity Stylist Kidear Youmans, Hip Hop Artist Young Picc and cast from Money & Violence made special guest appearances.

The night air was filled with fun and laughter as many patrons sipped on Stolen Rum and nibbled on food bites created by Ken Kitchen Lounge, DJ Madout & DJ Showoff kept the crowd rocking.

Check out the pics of the event here.

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