LA Timez

My visit to Diane von Furstenberg’s, ‘Journey Of A Dress’ exhibit

When I first entered the showroom displaying the 40 years worth of Diane von Furstenberg designs, I was overwhelmed with excitement. I had to do a few laps around the exhibit in order to take in all of the designs. Here are my favorite shots:

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Inspiration Nation

Inspiration Nation: Coco + Breezy Interview with Shameless Maya


Anyone who loves fashion and accessories will definitely fall in love with Coco + Breezy’s designer shades. Their chic and eccentric line has been rocked by some of the hottest singers in the game. Shameless Maya recently interviewed these young ladies – who are twin sisters by the way- to share their inspiring story. Enjoy!

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Cool Interviews, Ear Treat, Flyy Style, Foodie Goodie

Round of Applause: Links I Love


1. One of my favorite fashion/lifestyle bloggers, Jessie Adore of Adore Daily shares her New York Fashion Week journey as Creative Director of Harlem’s Fashion Row for Oxygen. {Jessie Adore}

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2. Check out one fabulous life of Fanny Q, an account executive at Chanel in Paris. Oooooh wee wee! {Sous Style}


3. Stones Throw Records is set to release Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This is Stones Throw Records this March. The documentary reveals the history and success of the Los Angeles-based record label launched by DJ Peanut Butter Wolf. Viewers will also see exclusive interviews with Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Madlib, Common, Questlove, Talib Kweli, Mike D (The Beastie Boys), Tyler, The Creator, and more.

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4. As a cheeseburger lover, I am definitely going to try this Bacon Cheeseburger Wrap {The Recipe Critic}

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5. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, check out Ten Romantic Los Angeles Movies {Discover Los Angeles}

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6. Singer-Songwriter-Producer, Brittany Campbell dropped a nice track called “Every Part of Me” in my inbox. Take a listen. {Brittany Campbell Music}

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7. Washington D.C.-based artist Naturel created an interesting series of limited edition prints titled ”What’s that Jumpman, Margiela? {HIGHSNOBIETY}

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Fashion, Flyy Style

Photoshoot: Lupita Nyongo in Vogue Italia


Her skin, her hair, her smile – Lupita Nyongo (12 Years a Slave, Non-Stop) is one of the most gorgeous human beings on planet earth! In this feature spread for Vogue Italia, Shot by Tom Munroe and styled by Patti Wilson, she is giving us all kinds of modern Grace Jones.

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Crush of the Week

Crush of the Week: Music by Pharrell – “Happy”

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Yeah, it’s been a while since we’ve highlighted cuties on our side of the block. Sorry ya’ll. This week’s Crush of the Week is Mr. Pharrell Williams. This week he released a joyful, bouncy single called “Happy” from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack. The retro influenced tune just gets us all giddy inside. Check it out:

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Flyy Style, Hot Collaborations, Music Break, Photography

Solange’s Feature In COMPLEX Magazine’s June/July 2013 issue x Collabs with Kendrick Lamar on “Looks Good With Trouble” Remix

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Solange looks incredible in her feature in COMPLEX Magazine’s June/July 2013 issue. Wearing chic summer-ready outfits, she flaunts her smooth, shapely legs in some mean red pumps. Here are the gorgeous photos from the feature story along with quotes:


“I wanted to make all of the creative artistic decisions but I wasn’t the one paying for it. And they didn’t fully trust me to make them,” she says. “Every decision was a battle. It was exhausting. I wanted to be in a position where not only was the music fully my body of work, but everything thereafter was also my body of work. I knew that meant I had to leave and that I had to struggle.”

“I have a mother who never took no for an answer when it came to her creative pursuits,” Solange says. “She started a hair salon in her spare bedroom and four years later had 30 employees. I have a father who was the first black student at his junior high and high school and had to do a lot to get to that point. So it’s really in my bloodline when it comes to having an idea and making it happen.”


“When I’m home, I’m just straight mommin’ it,” Solange says of life in Brooklyn, which revolves around 8-year-old Juelz. “School runs, play dates, soccer games, etc. You have to constantly fight for that balance and now I kinda got it under control.” After a hectic few weeks on tour, she’s looking forward to leaving town with Juelz later today for a two-week vacation—a week in L.A. and a week in New Orleans, where she feels very, very at home. “I go to crazy bounce clubs,” she says. “I eat crazy po’ boys, drink daiquiris. I ride my bike a lot.”

Read the entire interview on COMPLEX.com.

Plus, she connects with Kendrick Lamar for the remix of “Looks Good With Trouble” from her True EP:

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Flyy Style, Music Break

Inspiration Nation: Shameless Maya Creates “I Don’t Care (Frizzy Hair)” Song & Video

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YouTube Vlogger, Maya Washington aka Shameless Maya, created an anthem for the curly-haired girls around the world called “I Don’t Care (Frizzy Hair)”. She grabbed a few friends of all hair types to celebrate their varied textures of kinks and curls.

This video comes at a great time for Maya who just shaved off all of her hair to show that beauty is beyond one’s hair.

The song is available on Amazon and iTunes.

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