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Designer Spotlight (Nicolas Ghesquière x Balenciaga)

A FASHION REVIEW
  

Although his decade-long run at Balenciaga has come to an end, Nicolas Ghesquière's design legacy will -undoubtedly- continue to permeate, for years to come... 

Ghesquière's Girl Crush

CRAZY IN LOVE


...with Liya Kebede! Or so, it seems; the internationally renowned, Supermodel had been featured in Nicolas Ghesquière's Balenciaga shows, a record number of times...

Balenciaga's Color Therapy

RHAPSODY in BLUE


Out of all the colors of the rainbow, this shade seems to have been a favorite of the brand...

Balenciaga: Borrow or Steal?!

THE GHESQUIÈRE EFFECT


It's bound to happen; you see one of your favorite designer's collections and you start to obsess over every, little detail... that is, until your brain decides, "Hey, wait a minute. I've seen this stuff -somewhere- before..." 

Nicolas Ghesquière

bye, Bye BALENCIAGA



Amidst a maelstrom of speculation, gossip and second-guesses, it has finally been confirmed that the house of Balenciaga is under new management...

Alicia Keys x Nicki Minaj x Gabby Douglas

GIRLS ON FIRE!!!


With a whirlwind of publicity and intrigue surrounding each of these young ladies, it's no wonder that all three would be combined, on a song together...

President Barack Obama

4 more years...


As some would say, it's usually better the 'second time around,' and I sure do hope it's that way, since our President Barack Hussein Obama is back in the White House!!!

Reggie's Beauty Bush

MR. CLEAN 



Earlier this year, NFL superstar, Reggie Bush announced his foray into the business world, via a fresh and strategic approach to men's health and well-being... 

Lawrence Spivey x Sir Byron Laurent

MADE MEN


With a penchant for pitching perfectly-poised advice for men (and the women who like to help them), Mr. Lawrence Spivey is changing the game, one bow tie at a time.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK...


...He's been here -and doing this- for years! Having had a limited, on-camera appearance during 2011, Joseph Gordon-Levitt came back strong -and with a vengeance- in 2012.

Brandy Norwood (New album, New sound, New energy)

THE GIRL IS OURS


With a return to the music scene, this year, Brandy Norwood is fighting back, and she's not holding any punches! Her latest effort (a full-length, R-n-B album), titled "Two Eleven," peaked at Number 1, on the Billboard music charts, and with a sultry, new music video on the rise, it seems as though she's living out her Wildest Dreams...

Hedi Slimane's debut at YSL... The evolution of a brand.

HEAVE SAINT LAURENT


On the first day of October (2012), Hedi Slimane showed us his first collection for the house of Saint Laurentnée Yves. In likening his debut to a figure-skating performance, technically, everything was there;  artistically, it came up a bit short...

STYLE 101 x Women's Editorial

BAD GIRLS CLUB


Please enjoy the latest installment of one of our original, creative, editorial concepts... starring Coralie Dior, Amber Brown and Gabrielle Spotwell...

James Long x Spring/Summer 2013

STARK CONTRAST



Antonio Berardi x Spring/Summer 2013

NET BLUE


Clements Ribeiro x Spring/Summer 2013

GRANNY PACK



Washington Roberts x New York Fashion Week, SS '13

PRETTY PLEASED


Emerging designer, Washington Roberts, first caught my attention last season, when I noticed that a few of his designs were seemingly inspired by the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. And, now with his Spring/Summer 2013, ultra-feminine collection, I'm admiring his designs, once again... 

Tumbler and Tipsy x New York Fashion Week, SS '13

DANCE, DANCE
by Kristen Brown


Celebrity designer, Michael Kuluva, presented his Spring/Summer 2013 collection for the label, Tumbler and Tipsy, which featured the Kardashian clan's Kendall Jenner as its opening and closing, super model... 

William Okpo x New York Fashion Week, SS '13

SHRAPNEL & ORANGES
by Kristen Brown


With a tough, yet re-luxed, militaristic look for Spring/Summer 2013, William Okpo presented a collection that gave the slightest hint(s) of man -rather woman- versus nature... 

Blanc de Chine x New York Fashion Week, SS '13

FASHION FUSION
by Latease Lashley


Blanc de Chine stayed true to its rich, modern take on tradition, as the distinctive brand debuted its Spring/Summer 2013 collection from their 5th Avenue, flagship store in midtown Manhattan... 

Christian Siriano x New York Fashion Week, SS '13

PROPER ATTIRE 
by Latease Lashley


Inspired by the whimsical movement of the ballet, Christian Siriano's Spring/Summer 2013 collection emerged as one of the most stunning -and most talked about- shows during New York Fashion Week... 

Lulu Frost x New York Fashion Week, SS '13

BLING IT ON!!! 
by Latease Lashley



Let’s Bring Back by Lulu Frost, was a flourishing collection that stunned admirers with true and timeless, high-spirited, bold beauty, leaving me wanting more... 

ELLE Magazine x New York Fashion Week, SS '13

SOCIAL CHATS 
by Latease Lashley


At the start of NYFW, what fashionista wouldn’t want to be pampered, to benefit a good cause? Fashion Week attendees clamored to a two-day event (sponsored by Elle magazine), at New York's Empire Hotel... 

By Misha x New York Fashion Week, SS '13

PETAL PUSHER 


A personal favorite of Team 101, designer, Misha Vaidya, always manages to produce a fresh, bubbly and personal collection that bolsters her home-grown, British roots, season-after-season... 

Meat Packing District, LLC

MARVIN WILLIAMS


One of fashion's finest, and a true freedom-fighter, Marvin Williams is secretly setting the tone for the fashion industry, one-repressed-fashion-victim-at-a-time...  

Style Spotlight x Shamaya H.

IN THE HOUSE


A true diva in the making (albeit no music and sound stage), Shamaya House is a Morgan State University alum, who's always had her hand in Fashion At Morgan... and beyond ;-) 

Blair'e Leon's NWO...

BETTY FASHIONOPULOUS


Every so often, a rising star shines, just bright enough for the world to see, and such is the case with the one-and-only, Miss Betty Fashionopulous...

Style Spotlight x Lynda Starr

TURN UP THE MUSIC


Youdlyn Moreau (aka Lynda Starr), isn't your ordinary, college student... she's a burgeoning talent who has her eyes set on the bright lights and big cities!

Frank Ocean x SNL

We've Been Thinkin' Bout Him (Ooh na, na, naa)


And, of course, a good number of other people -maybe millions- have been thinking about him too?! LOL! But, either way, it was nice of Saturday Night Live to allow Frank Ocean to perform during their season opener, last week...

The September Issue...


CREDITS: 
Photograph by Taneka Franks. Model- Gabrielle Spotwell. Hair- Yolanda Barber for Take Tyme Salon. Make-Up by Ashley Little. Styling by Desiree Starnes. Production Assistant- Jessie Evans, Jr. Art Direction- GET. (2012)

STYLE 101: Editorial

BURNIN' UP!


Take a look at one of the latest, fashion spreads by #Team101...

Rodarte x SS '13

comparison/contrast


Hmmm, I know that I've seen these shoes before... and not just on the Rodarte Spring/Summer 2013 runway...

Nicki Minaj vs. President Obama?!

Character Assassin?! 


Fresh off the DNC, I honestly believe that there are more important things for our President to talk about. BUT, for a short period of time, Mr. Obama decided to recently address the issue of Nicki Minaj...

Kevin Hart

#RHOH


With its hysterical debut at the 2012 BET Awards, back in June, Kevin Hart's The Real Husbands of Hollywood, has gone from awards show, segment clip, to full-on programming...

New York Fashion Week x Richard Chai LOVE

Spring/Summer 2013


All is full of LOVE, as Richard Chai presented an airy display of colors and fabrics for the warm months of 2013...

Rag & Bone x SS '13

comparison/contrast


Ya know... Not to say that there's anything wrong with this label or that label... it just gets like, sometimes you feel as though you've seen it all before...

New York Fashion Week x Alexander Wang SS '13

BOX TOPS


With the Spring/Summer 2013, fashion show season in full-effect, Alexander Wang presented a new take on an old look; something similar to the mod-style of the 1960's...

Corey Baptiste

The NEW Beauty

(photo by Sean Kilkenny)

All-American, male model Corey Baptiste has the bone structure of a marble statue, and he displays a great physique, on-and-off the runway...