On The Come Up: Nas Announces Latest Collaboration HSTRY x Alpha Industries Collection

Nas Announces Latest Collaboration HSTRY x Alpha Industries Collection

 

NAS' HSTRY x Alpha Industries Collection

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Check out the latest collaboration from Alpha Industries with HSTRY, an apparel brand from the mind of hip-hop artist Nas. The two newest designs are available for purchase now on HSTRY website.

 

NAS' HSTRY x Alpha Industries Collection

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The War Against Love Duster W.P Field Coat features a juxtaposition in design and intention, as the song title “War Against Love” print is shown on a modern version of the iconic field jacket, originally designed for the U.S. military. Retails for $300

The HSTRY x Alpha Industries collaboration was inspired by Nas’s compilation album, Lost Tapes 2, which released over the summer on July 19th, 2019. His designs celebrate this culmination of unreleased tracks from different eras in his career, combined with his long standing affinity for military style. Are we feelin’ it?

 

“Harriet” Costume Designer Paul Tazewell Talks Creating Her “Power Icon” Looks For Feature Film

SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations With "Harriet"

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“Harriet” Recounts Harriet Tubman’s Life’s Work To Abolish Slavery

The costume designer charged with envisioning Harriet Tubman’s clothing when she was a young woman said he wanted to steer clear of the austere public image she had in old age.

Paul Tazewell said he took inspiration from daguerreotypes from the 1800s for lead actress Cynthia Erivo’s custom made period costumes for the biopic “Harriet,” but also wanted the clothes to convey her superhero status in both American history and the Black Experience.

Tazewell – who also served as the costume designer for “Hamilton” on Broadway – said he came across one little known image of Tubman dressed elegantly in her younger years, the opposite of the widely disseminated image of her as a headscarf clad somber-looking senior citizen.

Harriet

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“You get a broader sense of who Harriet might have been and what her influences were,” Tazewell said. “I think that set me off on the idea of how we can create a visual arc for Harriet that stays broader than what we might assume from those more well-known photographs.

Harriet’s clothes have their own story arc: the tattered old dress she wore when she was enslaved gave way to refined frocks and menswear, with a revolver slung at her hip, Tazewell said.

“I think what became important for Kasi (Lemmons, the director) was to help to envision Harriet Tubman as a power icon, as a woman who was capable of huge things,” Tazewell said. “And in doing that, I hope that the clothes, the color, and the texture, as we see her evolve, that it moves the audience to get a sense of the intensity of what she was facing and what she overcame.”

It’s BOSSIP’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide!!

Christmas is almost here

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Check Out BOSSIP’s Holiday Picks For Gift-Giving

The holidays are here again – and that means spending time with friends and loved ones, plenty of food and drinks – and presents! And we here at BOSSIP have curated a holiday gift guide full of ideas to help you navigate the holidays. Whether you’re shopping for your bro, your bestie, your boo or your boss – we got you.

And we’ve paid special attention to highlight gift ideas from women and minority-owned companies.

Hudson Greens

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Hudson Greens

This new CBD wellness brand has a plant to bottle ethos and an array of products to suit everyone from the Canna-curious to the CBD enthusiast. The Hudson Greens’ Flight ($20) comes with three doses of CBD to help alleviate anxiety and pain or promote better sleep and focus.

Beautiful Amore

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Beautiful Amore

Upgrade your loved one’s bath time ritual with Beautiful Amore. This black-owned beauty brand offers vegan organic skincare infused with essential oils and herbs. Its vegan lemongrass scented soap ($8) is invigorating, and the body butter ($20) will keep skin hydrated and supple all winter long.

Beautiful Amore is opening a brick and mortar location on Black Friday, Nov. 29th at 97 Bond St. in Brooklyn, NY.

EWE Home

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EWE Home

This mimosa and mandarin soy wax candle ($36.50) from EWE Home smells good enough to eat!

Salamander Resort & Spa

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Salamander Resort & Spa

Give the gift of luxury travel at the Virginia resort founded by former BET head Robert Johnson’s wife, Sheila Johnson. Located just 25 miles outside of Washington, D.C. in the heart of Virginia’s wine country, the Forbes five star rated Salamander Resort & Spa has something for the whole family: an equestrian experience, a spa, fine dining and access to nature.

Anteprima NYC Pop Up Showcases Emerging Designers



Fashion Pop Up Shop In NYC Highlighting Up & Coming Designers From Italy

A new pop up shop in New York City is highlighting emerging Italian designers from the worlds of fashion, homewares and furniture.

The Anteprima pop up shop in SoHo is stocked with vintage mid-century furniture, one of a kind pieces from up and coming Italian fashion brands and household goods traditionally found in family homes in the Mediterranean country.

The space includes clothing from designers like Maxfort, whose goal is to make stylish sweaters and outerwear for the men’s big and tall market, and Vanise, which specializes in all things cashmere.

Another standout is the belted winter coat from OPI[MO], which is reversible in both charcoal and slate grey.

Besides clothing, Anteprima – which means “preview” in Italian – also sells graphic prints from illustrator Alfio Martire and 1960s and 1970s era furniture, including an Instagram worthy red couch shaped like ocean waves.

Anteprima is located at 498 Broome Street in NYC and is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. until Nov. 10. 2019.

Yandy Smith-Harris, Misa Hylton & More Honored At Harlem Fashion Week Gala

Harlem Fashion Week

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Harlem Fashion Week’s Season Seven Gala & Show Closed NYFW

New York Fashion Week went out with a bang with a gala and runway show honoring Harlem’s own.

The fashion crowd headed uptown to honor people and organizations making a difference in Harlem and beyond.

Reality star Yandy Smith-Harris, fashion entrepreneur Misa Hylton and musician and playwright Vy Higginsen were among the honorees Sept. 15 at the Harlem Fashion Week Opening Night Charity Gala at the Museum of the City of New York.

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Also honored was local activist Jackie Rowe-Adams, Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E. and the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce.

The gala also celebrated the centenary of the Harlem Renaissance.

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Following the benefit, the space turned into a catwalk, and the guests were treated to three different fashion shows featuring both emerging and established designers, including Remilda Rose Designs, La Maison Chevalier and Nothing To Wear.

Hit the flip for more pics from the gala and show:

Sorry To This Man: 7 Lucrative Examples Of Celebrity Merch Done Right 

Winterfest 2017

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Celebrity Merch Done Right

Let’s be honest — just because you’re a popular celebrity with hit song or social media influencer with a popular saying, doesn’t mean that merch is cool enough for fans to spend their hard earned coins on it. Besides, some of the stuff that famous folks pass off as merch is downright insulting, or just lame.

But for every wack piece of merch, there’s a fire one selling out like hot cakes. Seeing celebs and listening to their music is damn near free now, so it’s only right that we support their products — the good, relatable, funny stuff at least. Like Keke Palmer‘s “Sorry To This Man” T-Shirts! We could all use one of those.

 

There are very few examples of celebrities merch being just right. Something that’s dope, creative, archival and inspirational to the consumer in some way. Hit the flip for all the times celebs got it right when it comes to their merch.

Fendi For Everybawwwwdy: Nicki Minaj Says Her Collection Is Made To Show Skin!

Nicki Minaj in Fendi

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Floss Your Buns And Funbags In Fendi Prints On: Nicki Minaj Says Her Collection Is For Everyone Who Wants To Show Skin

Nicki Minaj is talking bawwwdy positivity as she prepares to launch Fendi Prints On, her 127-piece collection with the Fendi brand this October. Minaj’s brand offers a men’s, women’s and children’s collection and she said she made it with her own curves in mind.

Via Elle:

She knew, she says, that “everybody’s going to be like, ‘Where’s the pink, bi**h?’ ” She also wanted to make body-conscious pieces that showcase curves. “I want to make clothes that make girls with my body look sexy,” she says. “We’re in a new time, where you don’t have to feel bad if you’re not the tiniest you’ve ever been. Women, we struggle with that so much, because we’ll go back to old pictures of ourselves, and we’ll be like, ‘I used to be so skinny!,’ and we start making ourselves feel bad. What I want [to tell] girls is not necessarily, ‘Go and gain weight and have a big booty,’ but ‘If you do have curves, be proud of it, flaunt it—love the skin you’re in.’ As clichéd as that sounds, I’ve been really trying to teach myself that. ‘This is who I am; take me or leave me, bye!’ ” The collection, she says, is “for everyone who wants to show skin. We all go to the beach, we all get sexy, we all have sex, we all bust it open!”

Well busss it then baby…

While you can also expect to buss your piggy bank open for some items, Minaj also says she kept her roots in mind and has affordable pieces as well:

“If I’m going to do Fendi,” she says, “I want to feel like I’m back in Southside Jamaica, Queens, New York, wearing Fendi. I don’t only want to be front row rocking my Fendi; I want to be in the hood rocking my Fendi, too.” Thus the collection includes more approachable pieces like T-shirts and sneakers emblazoned with her face. Her fans, she says, “are going to be really surprised when they see that I did think of things for them. I totally know that there are a lot of people who think that they can’t afford Fendi, and those are going to be some of our new customers, because they’re going to go and get the sneaker, or the hat, or the T-shirt. If you love your fashion, then sometimes you save up for certain things that you really love.” Minaj famously worked as a waitress prior to her current galactic fame. “When I was doing my 9-to-5,” she says, “this is something that I would have saved up for.”

Will you be rocking Fendi Prints On?

Hit the flip to see some of the looks

Karrueche, Offset, & More Watch Pyer Moss Salute Blackness At NYFW Runway Show

FASHION-US-PYER MOSS

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Celebs & Fashionistas Packed Brooklyn’s Kings Theater For Pyer Moss’ Highly-Anticipated Third Collection Debut

Pyer Moss’s third collection runway debut reveled in the beautiful struggle of the Black Experience at New York Fashion Week.

Throngs of fashionistas packed the Kings Theater in Brooklyn Sunday night for the unveiling of the third installment of Pyer Moss’ “American, Also” collection, “Sister.” The brand, headed by creative director Kerby Jean-Raymond, turned the show into an almost spiritual experience: the evening began with a rousing speech telling guests to throw off the psychological shackles of slavery and oppression and declare themselves free.

Pyer Moss - Front Row - September 2019 - New York Fashion Week: The Shows

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Then a band, clad in all white, took the stage to accompany a full gospel choir, that sang everything from Donny Hathaway’s “Little Ghetto Boy,” to Anita Baker’s “Sweet Love” to Adina Howard’s “Freak Like Me” as the models hit the catwalk.

Pyer Moss - Runway - September 2019 - New York Fashion Week: The Shows

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The celebration of blackness was everywhere – and especially in the clothes. All of the models were black and brown and their outfits bore touches like Sankofa bird patterns, abstract prints of black life, and satin finishes and bell-bottom designs that were reminiscent of 1970s Blaxploitation movies. One standout was a billowing canary yellow satin gown with a deep v-neckline with cape-esque sleeves and an open back detail.

Pyer Moss - Runway - September 2019 - New York Fashion Week: The Shows

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Pyer Moss also collaborated on some of the looks with American designers including the black-owned Sean John and Richard Phillips.

The fashion show brought out the likes of Karrueche Tran and Victor Cruz, Chris Bosh and his wife, Adrienne, Offset (in a lime green suit), Saweetie accompanied by an iced out Quavo, Terrence J and a white Du-Rag clad Jidenna. Singers Justine Skye and Normani Hamilton sat front row, while ASAP Ferg mugged for the cameras and a shirtless Slick Woods and Joey Badass shared a laugh.

Pyer Moss - Front Row - September 2019 - New York Fashion Week: The Shows

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After the show, Shannon Claremont and Mack Wilds were among the guests to hit the after-party, where the Hennessy cocktails flowed.

Hit the flip for more pics from the show: