Posted in "Bin 23 Collection", "Cool Greys", Air Jordan V, Air Jordan V Retro 5's, fashion, Fashion News, Jordan, Jordan Brand, Peace Love & Sneaks, Sneakers

Peace Love & Sneaks: Air Jordan V “Cool Greys”

2011 is going to be a big year for Jordan Brand releases.  One of those releases will be this all new Light Graphite / White-Wolf Grey based Air Jordan V Retro 5’s pictured above, which has also been refereed to as the “Cool Greys”.  I’m a huge fan of the 5′s, and trust me as a female, these sneakers are DOPE!! They would go perfect in my closet. The colors will go great with most of my wardrobe, being that the color grey is one of my favorite colors to wear. I feel comfortable when I wear this color. It just suits me you know?

We now have exclusive detail images of what the sneaker looks like at every angle. A soft light grey textured nubuck covers the upper, while hits of wolf grey contrast cleanly throughout the upper. A look inside reveals a white sock liner, as well as a burgundy insole. Down below sits an icy translucent outsole, always a nice touch on any grey-based Air Jordan. Many have mentioned these to be apart of the “Bin 23 Collection”, however there is no “Bin 23” branding anywhere on these.

Below you will see more pictures of the sneaker in full detail courtesy of Modern-Notoriety (in case you couldn’t already tell from their tagged photos…LOL).

Check out the photos below….

via Modern-Notoriety

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Posted in Breaking News, Derek Jeter, Fashion News, Michael Jordan, Nike, Niketown, Tiger Woods

Breaking News: Niketown shutdown due to bedbugs!

Niketown the Manhattan flagship store was closed Saturday morning after the nasty bedbugs were discovered inside, the Just Do It corporate announced.

“Our primary concern is the well being of our consumers and sales associates,” Nike said in a brief statement. “We are taking all proper steps to eradicate the problem and we expect the store to reopen shortly.”

The massive five-story outlet on E. 57th St. is home to an assortment of Nike products – from pricey footwear to headbands to T-shirts. The company’s high-profile endorsers include all-time NBA great Michael Jordan, along with Tiger Woods and Derek Jeter. It is also a favorite spot for tourists and shoppers.

Niketown NY is the latest high-profile victim bitten by the tiny bugs. The company’s downtown store on Mercer Street isn’t affected. There were recent infestations at the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn district attorney’s office, and the Time Warner Center. It also joins the ranks of Hollister, Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria’s Secret, Google, AMC Empire 25, the Manhattan DA’s office and the Roosevelt Houses.

The creepy crawlers also turned up in the offices of Elle magazine and part of Rikers Island.

A study released last month by the pest control company Terminix ranked New York as the nation’s No. 1 city for bedbug woes.

“It’s one of our most popular stores,” said Nike spokesman Kijuan Wilkins.

Source: NY Post

Posted in 'The Element of Freedom', Alicia Keys, As I Am tour, fashion, Fashion News, Giorgio Armani, Lady Gaga, photos, pictures, Swarovski, Touring It Up

Fashion News: SNEAK PEEK at Alicia Keys’ Giorgio Armani Concert Costumes!


Look out Lady Gaga, there’s another musician rocking out in custom-made Giorgio Armani outfits—Alicia Keys! The soulful songstress, who was dressed in head-to-toe Armani for her 2008 As I Am tour, will rock four dazzling, one-of-a-kind costumes from the Italian designer for her current tour, The Element of Freedom. The first look, a sparkling crocodile-printed military jacket, features crystals and sequins, and is paired with silk leggings and tone-on-tone Swarovski crystals. Other highlights include a one-shoulder silk top with embroidery detailing and crystal-encrusted leather boots. A sexy one-shouldered silk chiffon gown in dark gray–paired with black sandals–completes the third look, while a flirty mini-dress with strong shoulders and cascade ruffles finishes off the assortment. With so many daring looks for her latest tour, we cannot wait to see Alicia work them in concert! For more information on her tour dates, check out AliciaKeys.com.


Courtesy Giorgio Armani
Posted in 'Rated R', All On The Cover, Celebrity News, Currently Reading, fashion, Fashion Magazine, Fashion News, February 2010, newstands, photography, photos, Photoshoot, pictures, Rihanna, W Magazine

All On The Cover: Rihanna Covers W

Rihanna Covers ‘W Magazine’ February 2010

MAGAZINE: W
NEWSTANDS: February 2010
MODELS: Rihanna
PHOTOGRAPHER: Craig McDean, styled by Lori Goldstein

WEBSITE: www.WMagazine.com
NOTES: Pop Princess proves looking hot is the best revenge! 

As her fourth album, Rated R, receives accolades and she gets ready to kick off her international tour, Rihanna is only getting hotter. Here, she sizzles in Gucci’s cotton dress with sexy cut-outs on the February 2010 cover of W Magazine, as captured by Craig McDean and styled by Lori Goldstein. Less than a year ago Rihanna was virtually in hiding. But now, with a hit record and a new sense of bravery, she’s ready to show the world who she really is.

Here are some highlights from her interview. 

On the best part of her day: “When I’m with my glam team getting my hair and makeup done—we talk so much s—!”

On her fashion sense: “My stylist Mariel Haenn and I always try to do something sexy but never too girly—we always try to put a little toughness in there.” 

On never once wishing herself back in Barbados, living a quiet life: “Oh no, I never fantasize about that. Because if I were back there, I know I’d be fantasizing about all this.” 

Check out some more photos below….








Photo Credit: W
Posted in All On The Cover, Celebrity News, Currently Reading, ELLE, Elle Magazine, ELLE US, fashion, Fashion Magazine, Fashion News, Jennifer Lopez, Joe Zee, Music, newstands, photography, photos, Photoshoot, pictures, Tom Munro

All On The Cover: Jennifer Lopez Covers Elle US

MAGAZINE: ELLE
NEWSTANDS: February 2010
MODELS: Jennifer Lopez
PHOTOGRAPHER: Tom Munro, styled by Joe Zee

WEBSITE: www.elle.com
NOTES: Jennifer Lopez is soooo back!

American singer and actress Jennifer Lopez graces the cover page of fashion magazine Elle US for the month of February 2010. J-Lo talks about on motherhood, heartbreak, and the future of her career, and revealed that she never considered in vitro fertilization because she’s a traditional woman. 

Here are some highlights from her interview. 

On why she never considered in vitro fertilization, like her character in The Back-Up Plan: “When it comes to family and relationships, I’m quite traditional. Just because of the way I was raised. And I also believe in God and I have a lot of faith in that, so I just felt like you don’t mess with things like that. And I guess deep down I really felt like either this is not going to happen for me or it is. You know what I mean? And if it is, it will. And if it’s not, it’s not going to.”

On the merit of her romantic comedies:  “I think Maid in Manhattan and Monster-in-Law are very layered movies. And that’s why they’re so successful. People don’t like shitty romantic comedies. Nothing that’s shitty is going to make $100 million.” 

On hosting a dinner for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor: “She didn’t realize what she was going to symbolize. And it’s always scary to be thrown into it–that’s what I felt like when I did Selena. You’re thrown out there, and all of a sudden you’re not anonymous. You are now known. And that’s a lot to handle. It’s scary at first. Then you get used to it. And so she was in that moment of her life where it’s just like, What the hell? Everybody’s clapping for me. People are writing about me, talking about me, I’m on TV. She was just a judge in New York.”

On competing with twenty-something pop idols as a 40-year-old mom: “This is what I do—what, because I have kids and a husband now I’m not supposed to be me? I’m a more heightened me if anything. Hyper J.Lo. Everything I wanted before, I want twice as much now. And that doesn’t mean material things; it means to explore more, to think more. Being an artist doesn’t start because you’re 21, and it doesn’t end because you’re 51. You are who you are until the day you die.”

On betrayal: “This is something I haven’t been through once in my life. This is something I’ve been through a few times in my life. Where you really have your eggs in one basket and that breach happens and you know you should go but you’re still in love and you just don’t know what to do. It hits you because it’s not like you’re a cheater, and a liar, and I hate you, and you’re no good, and I’m leaving. It’s not that. It’s like, I’m tormented. Even though you’ve done this and I know it, I still don’t know what to do. I know I should go, but I don’t want to. And that’s why it’s such a fucked-up thing.” 

Check out some more photos below…. 




 

Photo credit: Elle.com

Posted in 'Rated R', 20/20, All On The Cover, Amy Poehler, Celebrity News, Chris Brown, Cindi Leive, Currently Reading, December 2009, Diane Sawyer, Euna Lee, fashion, Fashion Magazine, Fashion News, Glamour, Glamour Magazine, Glamour.com, Good Morning America, interview, Jane Aronson, Jay Z, Laura Ling, Maria Shriver, Marissa Mayer, Matthias Vriens-Mcgrath, Maya Angelou, Michelle Obama, newstands, photos, Rihanna, Serena Williams, Stella McCartney, Susan Rice, The Women of Iran’s One Million Signatures Campaign, Women Of The Year 2009

All On The Cover: Rihanna Covers Glamour

Rihanna graces the December cover of Glamour

MAGAZINE: Glamour
NEWSTANDS: December 2009
MODELS: Rihanna
PHOTOGRAPHER: Matthias Vriens-Mcgrath
WEBSITE:www.glamour.com
NOTES: Rihanna Back on Top!

In this Glamour exclusive, she breaks her silence about her very public battle with domestic abuse to speak on behalf of victims, and shares her empowering message with young women.

Rihanna graces the December cover of Glamour…

Singer, Rihanna looks absolutely stunting on the December cover of Glamour magazine. After a year surrounded by controversy, this Barbados born beauty is back on top. In the article, she talks about her start, how it is working with Jay-Z and her incident with Chris Brown.

In the article, Rihanna talks about the photo of her bruised face being leaked after being assaulted by Chris Brown:

“It was humiliating; that is not a photo you would show to anybody. I felt completely taken advantage of. I felt like people were making it into a fun topic on the Internet, and it’s my life. I was disappointed, especially when I found out the photo was [supposedly leaked by] two women.”

It is wonderful to see Rihanna back on her feet after the stressful year she has had. She has been diligently working on a new album which will be released on November 23rd. The star just released the track list for the album, entitled ‘Rated R‘.

You can read more of Rihanna‘s interview on Glamour.com.

The 2009 Glamour Women of the Year:
•Michelle Obama (Special Recognition)
•Rihanna
•Maria Shriver
•Stella McCartney
•Amy Poehler
•Marissa Mayer
•Serena Williams
•Jane Aronson
•Susan Rice
•Euna Lee and Laura Ling
•The Women of Iran’s One Million Signatures Campaign
•Maya Angelou

Check out more photos of Rihanna’s glamour photoshoot below.

Rihanna and Cindi Leive
Rihanna with Glamour’s Editor-in-Chief, Cindi Leive

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Michelle Obama also covers Glamour Magazine’s “Women of the Year” issue


What did you think of Rihanna‘s interview on Good Morning America last Thursday and her special on 20/20 last Friday with Diane Sawyer? Your thoughts?!

Posted in Carter Smith, Celebrity News, Currently Reading, ELLE, Elle Magazine, ELLE US, fashion, Fashion News, Gracing Pages, Joe Zee, Justin Timberlake, newstands, photography, photos, September 2009, William Rast

Gracing Pages: Justin Timberlake Graces Elle US

Magazine: ELLE US
Newstands: September 2009
Gracing  Star: Justin Timberlake
Stylist: Joe Zee
Photographed by: Carter Smith
Website: www.elle.com
Notes: Justin Timberlake in a fashion spotlight for the September issue of American Elle Magazine, photographed by Carter Smith. Log on to elle.com for more info.

Posted in All On The Cover, Cartier, Celebrity News, Chopard, Currently Reading, fashion, Fashion News, Harper's Bazaar, Kate Winslet, Michael Kors, newstands, Peter Lindbergh, Ralph Lauren

All On The Cover: Kate Winslet Covers Harper’s Bazaar

Harper’s Bazaar August 2009 issue is covered by Oscar winner, Kate Winslet, photographed by Peter Lindbergh in New York City.

That’s not her first pics for this magazine. During her fashion life she has booked more than 5 various Harper’s Bazaar covers. This is her 6th cover girl photosession for this magazine.

On the cover pic she wears a white wool crepe dress, $1,795, by Michael Kors, Chopard earrings. In the pics where Kate is on the tower above NY she wears Ralph Lauren Collection silk dress $8,000, Cartier Bracelet (left), $3,850, Chopard Bracelet (right).

In the interview she speaks about her parents, Oscar winning, about her weight and style.

About her body:

“I’ve heard, ‘Oh, she’s toned and she’s lost weight,’ but I am exactly the same as I’ve always been. The one thing that had to go during awards season was exercise. People would say to me, ‘Oh, come on …’ like I was lying about it!”

“Some may find it hard to believe it, but I don’t care about that stuff.”

About her favorite beauty products:

Renergie is really, really fantastic. Resolution eye cream — excellent for puffiness! Pink Parfait Magic Blush, which I just love … and Absolute Rouge is spectacular. Sam and I went out to the theater one night, and I double kissed everyone and it didn’t come off!” Pause. “Actually, I don’t double kiss. Just one will do, thank you.”

About being Lancome face:

I really thought, me?” she says. Lest she seem disingenuous, she insists, “Seriously. Because I think what you feel like as a teenager never really goes away. If you were teased for being fat or thin or having bad teeth, you’re always insecure about that particular area of yourself. So I’ve never thought of myself as any kind of beauty, iconic or otherwise.”

About growing up:

The growing-up-fast part weirdly happened between the ages of 15 and 22. When everyone was out getting plastered, I didn’t do all of that. I was working. I was doing life. Now that I look back, I feel very lucky. I’ve never taken drugs, never been offered cocaine. And I’ve done a heck of a lot
of traveling: India, Australia, Morocco, New Zealand. You have to rely on your resources when you’re away; you have to think quickly [and] grow up quickly.”

Read more in Harper’s Bazaar

CLICK THROUGH TO SEE MORE IMAGES OF KATE!

“What do you think of Kate Winslet‘s shoot?”

Posted in Alix Malka, All On The Cover, Andy LeCompte, Celebrity News, Currently Reading, fashion, Fashion News, LINDSAY LOHAN, Marilyn Monroe, newstands, photography, photos, Photoshoot, Vogue, Vogue España, Vogue Magazine

All On The Cover: Lindsay Lohan Covers Vogue España

Lindsay Lohan as Marylin Monroe for Spanish Vogue August 2009…

Vogue is always hot and when it comes to summer Vogue is always promises a number of surprises. As to me there is the only one interesting Vogue August 2009 cover that presents one of the most exciting photoshoots of this month. I am talking about Lindsay Lohan as Marilyn Monroe for Spanish Vogue. These shots can be named everything but boring!

From reenacting Marilyn Monroe’s 1962 nude photo shoot for New York Magazine to inking herself with a famous Monroe quote, it’s no secret that Lindsay Lohan idolizes the iconic blonde bombshell. And she’s at it again! The starlet recently channeled Marilyn Monroe for a Spanish Vogue pictorial shot by photographer Alix Malka in the Hollywood Hills to run in the magazine’s August issue.

Andy LeCompte, who styled Lohan’s blonde wig for the shoot, told PEOPLE at the time, “Putting on a character is very inspiring for her. She loved it. She was putting on such a character. She’s always game to experiment with that.”

CLICK THROUGH TO SEE MORE IMAGES OF LINDSAY!

“What do you think of Lindsay Lohan’s Marilyn Monroe shoot?”

Posted in All On The Cover, Currently Reading, Dior, ELLE, Elle Magazine, Elle UK, Fashion News, JEWELRY, LINDSAY LOHAN, newstands, photography, photos, Photoshoot, September 2009

All On The Cover: Lindsay Lohan Covers Elle UK

Lindsay Lohan Sparkles in Photoshoot with Stolen Diamonds…

Lindsay Lohan graces the cover of UK ELLE magazine’s September 2009 issue. The photo shoot took place in London and received a huge amount of media attention when it was discovered that some of the designer jewels from the shoot went missing.

Lindsay is looking sexy in this photosession for Elle. However, her sexuality doesn’t bedazzled the thieves and they managed to steal the Dior diamond jewelery. The only gems left for Lindsay were a couple of bracelets.

It sounds amazing and unbelievable, but police is still investigating the case. Elle magazine has no intention of blaming Lohan for this theft. Lindsay in her turn is furious since she is fed up of being a scapegoat.

The magazine hits newsstands in Britain on Wednesday and in addition to photos, carries a story about the chaotic few days that it took to get the shoot and story completed.

So they say….Lohan IS known to be high maintenance. The ELLE design team gave her high praise for her work on the project.

CLICK THROUGH TO SEE MORE IMAGES OF LINDSAY!

Source: chicstories/bittenandbound

“What do you think of her shoot?”