Designers Fashion

Ga Ga: Marc Jacobs Afro-tastic Louis Vuitton 2010 Spring Runway Show


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Marc Jacobs may have already won us over with his handbags, but he definitely stole our hearts with his Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2010 runway show featuring a bounty of big bushy Erykah Badu-ish afros.

Sure the afros were obvious wigs and not authentic picked out, sheened up creations but at least they weren’t insanely straight doll hair weaves that women, both black and white, are glueing into their hair to achieve unrealistic lengths and textures.

We are just ga ga over Jacobs fros and the show’s live webcast on Facebook!

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Babies Kimora Lee Simmons

Baby News: Kimora Lee Simmons & Actor Djimon Hounsou Welcome Baby Boy Kenzo Lee Hounsou


It’s a boy for Ms. Fabulousity herself Kimora Lee Simmons and Oscar-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou.

The outrageous reality TV personality announced the birth of her son Kenzo Lee Hounsou Saturday on Twitter.

Little Kenzo is Kimora’s third child–she has two daughters (Ming Lee and Aoki Lee) with mogul Russell Simmons, whom she divorced in 2008.



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Blindie Exclusives Designers Fashion Spotted

SPOTTED: Kate Ross And Johnny Good In New York’s East Village


Blindie spotted a fashionable couple strolling down Broadway in New York’s East Village and we just had to capture their moment and get their fashion point of view on a few questions.

NAME: Kate Ross
OCCUPTATION: Designer/Owner of Distinguished Cravat (specializing in leather and plaid bowties and neckties)
HOMETOWN: Winston Salem, NC
OUTFIT SOUNDTRACK: “Heartbeat” by Madonna
FASHION ICON: Yves Saint Laurent. (“I feel like when he died I carry his spirit for women who don’t like to be “pretty” all the time.)

NAME: Johnny Good
HOMETOWN: Flatbush, Brooklyn with an ATL connection
OUTFIT SOUNDTRACK: “Jungle Grooves” by James Brown and “Touch The Sky” by Kanye West
FASHION ICON: Ralph Lauren. (“His story is inspirational -how he came up.”)

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Fashion Hookups Models Ozwald Boateng

Hookup Alert: Model Elle MacPhereson & Saville Row Designer Ozwald Boateng

The peacock of Saville Row, designer Ozwald Boateng, walked into the Grey Goose party in the SoHo Lounge in L.A with supermodel Elle “The Body” MacPherson on his arm.

The London-based tailor celebrated his birthday in the private room last Friday, according to Fox News, with his new girl, NBC’s Ben Silverman, Mariah Carey (and her hubby Nick Cannon) and Lawrence Fishburn.

Blindie’s surprised by the reported hookup between MacPherson (who was previously married to photog Gilles Bensimon and has two kids with French financier Arpad Busson) and Boateng because he has long been photographed with wife Guynel (with whom he has two kids) at his side!

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Fashion Patrick Robinson

Gap Fashion Designer Patrick Robinson Shares His Style Secrets with In Style

Ga Ga worthy fashion designer Patrick Robinson is sharing his style essentials and secrets in In Style’s February issue.

The 42-year-old designer, who once was at the helm of Perry Ellis and Paco Rabanne, says, “Don’t wait for a special occasion to show off your inner and outer style. Reveal your individuality every day in your wardrobe but also in what makes you happy and what you believe in.”

In addition to advising women to stand out, Robinson suggests investing in statement jewelry, a well-fitting pair of jeans and knowing how to buy a suit for your man.

“Men see the big picture, but women take time to see the details when shopping,” asserts Robinson. “Train a man to zero in on the points that matter—or just buy it for him. He’s bound to look better.”

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Europe Fashion Ozwald Boateng Race Matters

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.


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