Archive for April, 2015

Monday, April 20th, 2015

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Somehow he managed to make a white tee and cargo shorts not look so basic. That’s success.

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Dominique rocks an abstract tunic dress and ankle strap sandals. Simple &cute!

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Deshawn who is often quite fly rocks GV Special Pumas (pumas are just my weakness) from DTLR, cuffed jeans,a Virginia Jersey from a thrift store in VA , and a forest green sport jacket from the Goodwill. Affordable and Dope Looking ?Who knew!?

It’s clearly all about detail #ThankYouDeshawn

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Pause… Kenya rocks over the knee boots , jean shorts from Forever 21, a geometric crop top, a draping gold necklace from Forever 21, and a rhine-stoned hair band ! Its all about detail !

 

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Vashtie effortlessly goes for being sporty and stylish ! She rocks a burgundy bomber jacket (rare find), baseball tee, legging, and a pair of Nike Trax #dontkillemvashtie

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Sweeps,Keeps,and Cops

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Before we jump into the spring season , we gotta say goodbye to a couple things that don’t exactly mix in with the sunny days ahead. Here’s a couple tips and some brands !

#1: Shoe Tips

Sweep: UGGS(low top, high top) and anything with sheep-like interior … Hide Them Immediately..

Keep: The Dr.Martens, Oxfords, &Neutral Colored Peep Toe Booties ,Platforms,& Heels

Cop: Pumas, Asics,Nike Dunk High SB’s, Jesus Sandals, Jellies

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Shop for great heels & sandals at http://www.6pm.com/ & Bodega for sneakers at http://shop.bdgastore.com for great prices and great styles !

#2 Outfit Tips

Sweep:  Leather Shirts& Bottom-Wear ,

Keep: Bomber Jackets, Leather Jackets, Distressed Jeans (you can dress it up or dress down) Crewnecks (depending on how light they are), Crop Tops(Turtle-Neck, Short Sleeve, Long Sleeve, and Sleeveless), Striped Pieces ,Jean Shirts

Cop: Jumpsuits, Rompers,Flare High Waisted Bottoms (the lighter the material, the better they’ll look and feel)&Two piece sets(jean on jean, stripes on stripes, neon crops w/ neon skirt, floral sets,etc)

One of my favorite websites for men and women apparel wise is a mix of love culture ( check out http://www.loveculture.com/ ), KYC Clothing at http://kycvintage.bigcartel.com/ )**recommended by my good friend Shy Wilson, Bodega (really look into it at http://shop.bdgastore.com/ )and one of my newest faves, and The Chimp Store  at http://www.thechimpstore.com/ provides brands ranging from Brixon to Stussy to BBC (who joey Bada$$ just collabed w/ on a t-shirt for B4Da$$) to Odd Future and Ice Cream,  a brand that highlights girl power is Dime Piece LA at http://www.dimepiecela.com/  and a brand you definitely don’t wanna overlook Rock Smith ***recommended  especially for men (a NY brand I personally idolize ) at http://www.rocksmithnyc.com/ ! SHOP SHOP SHOP !

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#3 Jacket Tips

Sweep: Fur Jackets ,Puff Jackets, Dej Loaf Jackets(oversized winter jackets)

Keep: Jean Jackets

Cop: A white or eggshell leather jacket.

#4 Accesory Tips

Sweep: Any type of Wool Hats .. Just Hide them until October

Keep: fedoras, snapbacks, bohemian themed necklaces, chokers

Cop: a J-Lo Sunhat ,arm cuffs, & your favorite type of shades ! I personally dig the Cat Eye Sunglasses but you can checkout a variety of chic and affordable styles online at boohoo.com, Forever 21, and Love Culture !

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#5 Color Tips

Its all about simplicity and color blocking this season !Neutral Colors never disappoint, White is Right, and Bright is Bold.

#6 Bathing Suit Tips

Honeys, whatever shape you have … forever compliment it and always try it on

before actually buying.

What’s in: High Waist and Mesh, Body chains to compliment bikini pieces ,and one pieces with a high waisted bottom never looked better!

Recommended brands: Mint Swim( http://www.mint-swim.com/ ), Forever 21 (http://www.forever21.com/ ) , Victoria’s Secret( https://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear )& Pacsun( http://www.pacsun.com/womens/swimwear/?ICID=0012601 )

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#7 Makeup Tips

MAC never really disappoints… well yeah they never do at all. Look for Spring Colors and Neutrals for the lips like “Lady Danger”, “Velvet Teddy”,”Royal Ball” (inspired by the new Cinderella movie), “Crème Cup”, “Overtime”, “Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick” (the benefits of this lipstick actually goes toward women, men, and children with HIV/AIDS) and when it comes to the eyes, purchasing Urban Decay’s Naked Palette from Sephora or ULTA Beauty, and a little lash application can do wonders transitioning from day to night!

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Painting Headlines

Monday, April 20th, 2015

There’s so many talented people in the city, but they unfortunately get overlooked. Not only are these people just artists, but they’re innovators. From their detail to their abstract projects, here are some dope innovators that you might want to take note of.

This graphic designer is definitely always working on his craft. Raleigh native Bry’n Alexander or ‘commonly known as “BJ Dukes” doesn’t plan on stopping his grind anytime soon. He recently collaborated with talented photographers of Greensboro like Wong G and 3 Hours Ago and has been working on wall décor, t-shirt designs, cover art, and custom shoe art. He’s definitely not your average so don’t be surprised if he designs a dress one day. #DameDashmindframe

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To see more of his projects and what he has coming up, slide through thebjdukes.bigcartel.com

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This is not even half of what she’s capable! This artist goes by Rachel Byrd. Her works are edgy yet refreshing but somehow makes it look easy . This true artist is a big believer in the right timing and genuinely does what she does for the feeling it brings. Not only is she an artist but is also up and coming film photographer as well. She recently just shot for London Kasmir’s The Cool Girl Clothing line.

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Rachel is currently working on a portrait of the iconic Lauryn Hill and will soon be available at coolandwelldressed.tumblr.com ! You can keep up with Racheal as well as contact her through roachphotos.tumblr.com

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Will Carter is a beginning artist currently based out of Greensboro who has big plans for people to not only get to know him for what he does, but for what he can and will be bringing to the art world. He plans to give art a new meaning very soon so be sure to be on the lookout for his new projects coming this summer.

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For serious inquires, be sure to contact him at willcarteriv34@yahoo.com

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Welcome to EB!

Monday, April 20th, 2015

EB is about expressing creativity with your OWN voice. Whether you’re stylin’ on the streets or looking for ideas, blasting the latest music or making it,creating entertainment, or just want to channel a certain lifestyle in your own city, YOU’RE making a statement and its only right that we stay tune….

Monday, April 20th, 2015

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So when I saw these suede pumas, I literally ran after them because I was dying to know where Joy got her pumas ! Turns out it was at Asos (http://us.asos.com/ ) ! Now… unfortunately they’re sold out in this color but they definitely have the latest pumas up for sale in all the flagrant color-ways you probably want  to cop but wont find in stores.

 

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The Cotton Candy Pack Saucony . The color pallet is definitely wavey this season for sneakers.

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Moment of Silence for the sexiness I just graced your eyes with…….ok and we’re back to reality. You can get Malcom’s 24k Gold Pumas at the House of Hoops in various locations including Winston ! #getyourlifeandinvestinthisgreatness #salutetoyouMalcom

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Im in love with the coco… Cocaine White’s that is! These huaraches can be purchased through your local DTLR, Finish Line, Foot Action, or Footlocker & the prices vary based on your shoe size of course!

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Came across these vibrant these Jordan Future Infrared 23’s at  NCAT and I was like pause… if you haven’t got yours, you’re more likely to find them on Ebay for $99-$150 than your local sneaker retail store.

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Aubrey (a great photographer ) sports the 35 Lite Animal Print Gourmet’s ! Like them ? You already know I got the link for you ! Simply Click  http://www.mltd.com/searchresult.php?srchprdct=the+35+lite+  and peep the price as well as the variety of Gourmet’s available ! #ThanksAubrey

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I’m jelly that I haven’t been able to cop mine yet due to a waitlist.. but that’s a different story for a different day. You can literally get jellies from boohoo.com, forever21.com, missguided.com, and most likely soon to be seen at aldoshoes.com  just like last year for $30 ! You can simply purchase the lowtop and now jellies with a half inch heel (not my favorite but it can be pulled off of course).

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Fell in love with these all red suede pumas from across the room. I personally prefer the puma suede mid classics but when it’s love at first sight, you just know. These pair of pumas looked way too good to overlook, lookin’ like velvet.  #heyboooo #PreciatethePuma #RespectPumas #shoutouttoLorenz

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Nike Air Huarache Desert Sand’s seem to be the casual bum on a Friday type of  sneaker. The colorway is fire and whether your in the streets or the classroom, your gonna command attention.