One of the modeling world's most iconic figures will be honored during New York's Fashion Week.
During Essence magazine’s Street Style Day Party in Brooklyn, the publication will be saluting model Naomi Campbell. Campbell, has been modeling for the better part of the last three decades after being discover at the age of 15. Outside of her modeling career, she has also been featured in movies, TV shows, music videos and more.
Comedienne and Insecure star Amanda Seales will host the event, which will be held on Saturday, September 9 at the Duggal Greenhouse. Teyana Taylor and “Queen of Afrobeat” Yemi Alade will be among the performers for the day’s event.
The event will also honor rapper/singer Kelis and YouTuber Kellie Brown.
Mary J. Blige is expanding her repertoire and she is doing so with her best friend, Simone I. Smith. Together, they are launching a new jewelry line appropriately named Sister Love.
Blige and Smith, who is also LL Cool J’s wife, released their debut accessory, the “Queen Hoops Earrings,” at the 2018 Essence Festival this past weekend. The earring were a huge hit, selling out rather quickly. There are still a limited amount available for purchase at SisterLoveMJB.com and they retail for $199.
“What made me want to work with Simone is she already created an amazingly successful jewelry line and all the pieces are things that I love, and she also has an amazing fashion sense,” Blige said in a statement. “I wanted to add to that by sharing some of my fashion sense with her and creating some things I dream about and I know other women are dreaming about.”
With Sister Love, Smith and Blige want to spread a message of positivity and empowerment. “We are working together with this collaboration to celebrate our friendship and successes and empower others from our strength of supporting each other.”
The movies aren't the only things Marvel fans have to look forward to. Marvel has announced that they are teaming up with Vans footwear for a brand new collection.
The Marvel x Vans collection includes a number of classic sneaker styles – high-tops, slip-ons, and sandals – inspired by several Marvel characters. The collection features prints from Captain America, Spider-Man, The Hulk, Thor, Black Panther, Iron Man, and Deadpool. The women of Marvel will also be represented in the new collection, including Black Widow, Medusa, Scarlet Witch, Storm, and more.
In addition to footwear, Vans will also be introducing Marvel-inspired apparel and accessories, including t-shirts, jackets, and backpacks.
The shoes range anywhere from $24 to $75, depending on the style. Custom designs will cost more at $100. The Marvel x Vans collection is current sold online here.
Vince Staples is the latest rapper to team up with a shoe company for an exclusive line. The rapper has announced an upcoming three-piece capsule collection with Converse, set to drop on Jan. 25.
The collab will feature remakes of two of the most classic Chuck Taylor silhouettes: the Chuck 70 Hi and the Chuck 70 Ox. Staples’ version of the shoes will come with orange accents, and are set to feature graphics from his 2017 album Big Fish Theory, as well as an aquarium print on the inside.
The colorway, and corresponding prints, are a nod to the rapper’s LP, which features a goldfish on its cover art. The partnership also comes with a hoodie with the “SEA” acronym on the back, a reference to Staples’ Section Eight Arthouse radio show.
Ask anyone in the NBA and they would tell you that video games, especially the NBA games, have played a major role in their lives. Whether they enjoy the old school games like Double Dribble, NBA Jam, Run N' Gun, and Jordan vs. Bird or the cinematic simulation style of newer generation games like NBA 2K or NBA Live, NBA players love their games. This is why it comes as no surprise that an NBA Player would have a shoe that was inspired by video gaming.
The New Nike PG2, a shoe endorsed by Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George, is a collaboration between Nike and Sony, and is inspired by the PlayStation.
According to Nike, George considers himself one of the league's biggest gamers. Because of that, he wanted a sneaker which would represent his love for Sony's console when he's out on the court.
All across the pair, you'll find several details paying homage to the PlayStation, like a tongue with a "PS" light-up logo in blue. The other tongue, meanwhile, feature George's own logo. You can turn them on or off with a button located inside the sneaker, and you'll feel a pulse when you press it that's meant to mimic vibrations from a DualShock controller.
This isn't the first gaming inspired shoe from Nike and Paul George. Last year, the PG1 was a collaboration with NBA 2K17's developer on a "2K"model, which featured a sock liner with an image render of George taken from the game -- as a symbol of his time as the title's cover athlete.
The "PlayStation" PG2 is set to hit stores on February 10th for $120, though you'll have to act fast because it is a limited edition model.