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Celebrity Stylist Reveals Latest Muse: Forest Whitaker’s Daughter

Celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch, who has styled everyone from Halle Berry to Beyoncé, writes in his column for ABC News that Forest Whitaker's oldest daughter, Autumn, is "my my newest protégé at 16." Bloch, whose "BFF and traveling buddy" is Whitaker's 36-year-old wife Keisha, says Autumn "doesn't fall far from the tree!" The in-demand stylist accompanied the Whitakers and Autumn to Paris during Couture Fashion Week, where Keisha was "thrilled at the idea of seeing fashion to the umpteenth degree." "I think there has to be a happy middle ground between couture and ready-to-wear," Keisha, who Bloch says is "one of the few who actually wears couture," says of her fashion philosophy. "In fashion, there are definitely those statement moments and other times where classic chic and subtle work best." Bloch writes, "I'm happy to say I had a part in one of those statement moments, when I dressed Keisha for the 2006 Oscars. The buttercup yellow bias-draped Georges Chakra [pictured with Bloch and the Whitakers] sheath she wore the year her husband Forest won for best actor helped launch the couturier's successful foray into red carpet dressing." PHOTO: Tony Huge/ABC News
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Ozwald Boateng Looking for Models for Troubled Youth

Savile Row designer Ozwald Boateng is pitching in to help the national campaign, The Reach, to find role models for the U.K.'s black youth, according to the Press Association. Communities Secretary Hazel Blears said the drive was "crucial." At least 20 black role models, who will tour schools and delinquent institutions, will be chosen by a panel, which includes Boateng and others. "It is crucial that we improve the life chances of young black boys," she said. "Too few black men and boys are achieving their full potential...There needs to be a collective effort to combat underachievement and low aspirations amongst our young black men. PHOTO: AP
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Kohl: The World’s Most Expensive Magazine

Just when you thought the most expensive magazine in the world was the phonebook-sized Fall issue of an imported European fashion mag, the United Arab Emirates one-ups everyone with a special edition of Kohl magazine--the UAE's first monthly magazine geared towards Asian Women. Kohl’s one-off issue is covered in an astounding 91 grams of gold, encrusted with a whopping 622 diamonds and valued at $10,000 USD. The pricey mag--which features cover girl, Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif, who was voted No. 1 in FHM India’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll--will be auctioned to raise money for the Rashid Pediatric Therapy Centre. Launched in March, Kohl’s editor Faarah Mehta says, "The magazine is stylish, smart and very relevant to the Asian culture. It sieves through all the information and tailors it to effortlessly fit the Asian woman. Kohl is about defining, representing and inspiring women from an Asian background, now living in the region."
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Pharrell Williams: The Man with the Exclusive Hermès Bag

Pharrell Williams has been toting some expensive luxury lately--and it ain't a car or a piece of jewelry or even a supermodel: it's a gargantuan purple crocodile Hermès tote. In the summer issue of Paper Magazine, the trendsetting producer/jewelry designer/skateboarder shows off not just the bag, but the fact that he has six of them in various colors--and another on order! "Don't call it a murse," he tells the magazine. "It's not a man purse. It's my travel bag." The bag on display--which inspired the smaller style that was named after actress Jane Birkin and has an infamous waiting list--has not only appeared on the cover of Paper, but in Madonna's latest music video for "Give It 2 Me," where he drags the bag on the floor, showing it's girth in weight--and price (although Williams doesn't reveal how much it cost him, he does admit that it equates to the price tag of a Mercedes). "Style is about who you are, where you're going, what's comfortable," Williams says of his fashion philosophy. "It's your attitude that makes it hot."
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MUST SEE: The Supreme’s Costume Exhibit

More than 50 outfits (in addition to a collection of photos, album covers, and live footage) are on display at London's Victoria and Albert Museum until October. In a much-deserving exhibit, "The Story of the Supremes," tracks the Motown trio as the epitome of glamour that set a groundbreaking standard for future girl group molds. Not only did they set an example for En Vogue and Destiny's Child, but The Supremes changed the world's perception of African-Americans, proving that black is beautiful! "When I saw the Supremes on TV...it was magical to me because I had never seen black women on television or anywhere for that matter who conveyed such glamour and such grace," Oprah Winfrey said of seeing The Supremes for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. O.G. Supreme Mary Wilson said before the opening last May, "I have kept these dresses in storage for over 30 years, it was my dream that one day I could share them with the world.''
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Ga Ga: Designer Adama Kargbo Makes Fashion, Not War

Escaping the confines of civil war, Sierra Leone native Adama Kargbo, 24, has spun the wounds from her country and the skills she sharpened at the prestigious Parsons the New School for Design into a couture line. Called Aschobi, Kargbo's high-end line is based in Freetown, the capitol of her war-shattered West African country, according to GOOD Magazine, which says her "clothes give traditional African style an urban twist." On her line's Facebook page, Kargbo describes her mission as seeking to "Africanize the fashion industry, removing the African from exotic to everyday while at the same time continuing the legacy of African Couture as was begun in Dakar and Bamako in the 1950s." PHOTO: Henry Jacobson
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Chanel Iman Still Passed Over in Fashion

Even after fashion bible Vogue asked, "Is fashion racist?" Chanel Iman is still passed over for modeling jobs, the 17-year-old It Girl—and our favorite model of the moment—tells Newsweek. "I will fly to London for what is supposed to be 20 casting calls and won't get but 15 because the other five designers don't want black models," says Chanel Iman, who is currently in Gap billboards around the country and is arguably the hottest black fashion model (next to Liya Kebede). "That's not going to happen to white models. It's upsetting and insulting and totally backwards.'' Supermodel Naomi Campbell also chimes in, "This is not the conversation I thought I would have to have at this point. You think you've broken the barriers and then the game changes. So you have to fight all over again."
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Celebrity Stylist Reveals Latest Muse: Forest Whitaker’s Daughter

Celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch, who has styled everyone from Halle Berry to Beyoncé, writes in his column for ABC News that Forest Whitaker's oldest daughter, Autumn, is "my my newest protégé at 16." Bloch, whose "BFF and traveling buddy" is Whitaker's 36-year-old wife Keisha, says Autumn "doesn't fall far from the tree!" The in-demand stylist accompanied the Whitakers and Autumn to Paris during Couture Fashion Week, where Keisha was "thrilled at the idea of seeing fashion to the umpteenth degree." "I think there has to be a happy middle ground between couture and ready-to-wear," Keisha, who Bloch says is "one of the few who actually wears couture," says of her fashion philosophy. "In fashion, there are definitely those statement moments and other times where classic chic and subtle work best." Bloch writes, "I'm happy to say I had a part in one of those statement moments, when I dressed Keisha for the 2006 Oscars. The buttercup yellow bias-draped Georges Chakra [pictured with Bloch and the Whitakers] sheath she wore the year her husband Forest won for best actor helped launch the couturier's successful foray into red carpet dressing." PHOTO: Tony Huge/ABC News
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Ozwald Boateng Looking for Models for Troubled Youth

Savile Row designer Ozwald Boateng is pitching in to help the national campaign, The Reach, to find role models for the U.K.'s black youth, according to the Press Association. Communities Secretary Hazel Blears said the drive was "crucial." At least 20 black role models, who will tour schools and delinquent institutions, will be chosen by a panel, which includes Boateng and others. "It is crucial that we improve the life chances of young black boys," she said. "Too few black men and boys are achieving their full potential...There needs to be a collective effort to combat underachievement and low aspirations amongst our young black men. PHOTO: AP
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Kohl: The World’s Most Expensive Magazine

Just when you thought the most expensive magazine in the world was the phonebook-sized Fall issue of an imported European fashion mag, the United Arab Emirates one-ups everyone with a special edition of Kohl magazine--the UAE's first monthly magazine geared towards Asian Women. Kohl’s one-off issue is covered in an astounding 91 grams of gold, encrusted with a whopping 622 diamonds and valued at $10,000 USD. The pricey mag--which features cover girl, Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif, who was voted No. 1 in FHM India’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll--will be auctioned to raise money for the Rashid Pediatric Therapy Centre. Launched in March, Kohl’s editor Faarah Mehta says, "The magazine is stylish, smart and very relevant to the Asian culture. It sieves through all the information and tailors it to effortlessly fit the Asian woman. Kohl is about defining, representing and inspiring women from an Asian background, now living in the region."
Read More

Pharrell Williams: The Man with the Exclusive Hermès Bag

Pharrell Williams has been toting some expensive luxury lately--and it ain't a car or a piece of jewelry or even a supermodel: it's a gargantuan purple crocodile Hermès tote. In the summer issue of Paper Magazine, the trendsetting producer/jewelry designer/skateboarder shows off not just the bag, but the fact that he has six of them in various colors--and another on order! "Don't call it a murse," he tells the magazine. "It's not a man purse. It's my travel bag." The bag on display--which inspired the smaller style that was named after actress Jane Birkin and has an infamous waiting list--has not only appeared on the cover of Paper, but in Madonna's latest music video for "Give It 2 Me," where he drags the bag on the floor, showing it's girth in weight--and price (although Williams doesn't reveal how much it cost him, he does admit that it equates to the price tag of a Mercedes). "Style is about who you are, where you're going, what's comfortable," Williams says of his fashion philosophy. "It's your attitude that makes it hot."
Read More

MUST SEE: The Supreme’s Costume Exhibit

More than 50 outfits (in addition to a collection of photos, album covers, and live footage) are on display at London's Victoria and Albert Museum until October. In a much-deserving exhibit, "The Story of the Supremes," tracks the Motown trio as the epitome of glamour that set a groundbreaking standard for future girl group molds. Not only did they set an example for En Vogue and Destiny's Child, but The Supremes changed the world's perception of African-Americans, proving that black is beautiful! "When I saw the Supremes on TV...it was magical to me because I had never seen black women on television or anywhere for that matter who conveyed such glamour and such grace," Oprah Winfrey said of seeing The Supremes for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. O.G. Supreme Mary Wilson said before the opening last May, "I have kept these dresses in storage for over 30 years, it was my dream that one day I could share them with the world.''
Read More

Ga Ga: Designer Adama Kargbo Makes Fashion, Not War

Escaping the confines of civil war, Sierra Leone native Adama Kargbo, 24, has spun the wounds from her country and the skills she sharpened at the prestigious Parsons the New School for Design into a couture line. Called Aschobi, Kargbo's high-end line is based in Freetown, the capitol of her war-shattered West African country, according to GOOD Magazine, which says her "clothes give traditional African style an urban twist." On her line's Facebook page, Kargbo describes her mission as seeking to "Africanize the fashion industry, removing the African from exotic to everyday while at the same time continuing the legacy of African Couture as was begun in Dakar and Bamako in the 1950s." PHOTO: Henry Jacobson
Read More

Chanel Iman Still Passed Over in Fashion

Even after fashion bible Vogue asked, "Is fashion racist?" Chanel Iman is still passed over for modeling jobs, the 17-year-old It Girl—and our favorite model of the moment—tells Newsweek. "I will fly to London for what is supposed to be 20 casting calls and won't get but 15 because the other five designers don't want black models," says Chanel Iman, who is currently in Gap billboards around the country and is arguably the hottest black fashion model (next to Liya Kebede). "That's not going to happen to white models. It's upsetting and insulting and totally backwards.'' Supermodel Naomi Campbell also chimes in, "This is not the conversation I thought I would have to have at this point. You think you've broken the barriers and then the game changes. So you have to fight all over again."
Read More