This top by fellow Naija designer Lola Faturoti is dope. Peep her Spring 09 and Fall 09 line here!
This top by fellow Naija designer Lola Faturoti is dope. Peep her Spring 09 and Fall 09 line here!
Last friday I was extended the opportunity to attend a fashion show for indie designer Vanessa Barrantes on behalf of Ms.Shoo. I had never heard of her line Shumaq, but jumped at the opportunity to get a small taste of fashion week before its end. Definitely an experience i’ll never forget, but you can read more about it over on She Breathes!
Was pleasantly excited to see this in my inbox this morning “You are Fly Girl of the Week”. Click here to find out what I’m talking about! Shout out to Andrea for featuring me, much thanxs!
I’ve been a fan of Aimie Dukes jewelry line Ferociter for a while now. Her designs continue to remain out of the box. Always visually & aesthetically stimulating. I recently received her Fall 09 lookbook and am excited to share a preview here at Nuvany Ni’ce. The Fall 09 line consists of 3 collections Bliss,Bella Luxa and Boheme.
Vintage rhinestones, tulle, chains and tassels are just a few elements that are incorporated into each collection. Click here to view the FALL 09 LOOKBOOK. And like I stated before this is just a preview, if your interested in viewing the complete line sheet(trust everything is dope!) you can contact Aimie at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out and purchase pieces from her current/previous collections via her etsy shop!
So exciting my first guest blogging experience,courtesy of Ms.Shoo at She Breathes…Check it out and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end!
I’m psycho about finding things…Like I’ll call or email pr companies trying to locate pieces I’ve seen in ads…Yes I know, but it will bother me for ever if I don’t succeed in my hunt…So I saw this recent keds ad in a mag I bought the other day, the jeans totally drown the shoes…I didn’t even notice the bright red shoes, I had to have those jeans… Or I thought I did until I found them online and converted the price into dollars eh, eh, eh,…Not anytime soon, probably never but a girl can be in denial right? So the jeans are by Balmain and they cost $1549.17, why the .17 is beyond me…But I’m sure the FREE SHIPPING will seal the deal right! What is killing me softly you ask, the ankle zippers, the slits on the sides of each ankle ahhh, everything about this jean is all right!!! Yeah so my lil gimp concoction does the jeans no justice at all, but you can peep a 360 degree photo of these babies here and here…Holler if you cop them 😉
Go to www.rebelchicnyc.com and enter discount code Luv09 at checkout to receive 25% off your purchases for the rest of the month because after all Valentine’s Day should be everyday! Valid til Feb. 28, 2009.
Ahhh I’m weak in the knees! The picture above speaks for itself, I don’t have to say anything more; but I will…Of course I can’t remember(4 kids nuff said) how I was introduced to the mens streetwear brand 3sixteen, but boy am I in love…And truthfully I wasn’t feeling the brand from jump, I mean their tees were alright but didn’t really woo me in any particular way…But hunny them boys done stepped their game UP, you hear me! They done grown up overnight, at least the brand has…I was totally taken back when I saw their Holiday 08 lookbook, but from then on I knew they were promising and ones to look out for…I’m drooling over every page of the Spring 09 lookbook, the photography, the styling, the creative direction of the whole shoot, the model and of course the clothes ahhh, are just so ill. These guys have been around for only 5 years they started out making tees and have gracefully evolved into a full menswear line…I enjoy young independent brands like this that change and grow the same way we should naturally as human beings. Kudos to 3Sixteen! You can peep more exclusive photos from their Spring 09 lookbook via Evil Monito and I think they have a sale going on via their site as well!
Boys+Clothes what more does a girl need? Well 8 ambitious nyc fashionistas have come together to bring you just that! Boys+Clothes Magazine is a new online and print publication. In a mere five weeks, the ladies LITERALLY weathered the storm to produce their first issue: The Good Guys Edition. I caught up with the ladies to get a better look into the process of their journey thus far.
NN- Boys+Clothes Magazine is an evolvement of the popular blog NY Style Diary. Can you take us back and tell us how everything started and what the new mag is all about?
BC: Teneille– We’re still the same NYC fashionistas our loyal followers had come to know and love but, we’ve learned and grown so much since our earlier blogging days that we wanted to try a new medium of expression. We’ve become much stronger and wiser as women and so have our readers. So the evolution into Boys+Clothes is a shared energy amongst us women who are unapologetic, driven and confident. We’re not afraid to say what’s on our minds, wear what we want and go after who we want when we want him.
NN-Who are the ladies behind B+C and what role do each of you play?
BC- Teneille- As the Publisher and Editor-In-Chief my job is never done. I have to play an integral role in every aspect of the magazine and its development as well as structuring and laying out each issue and keeping the business of the magazine in order. Shaina who is also one of the founders acts as Editor-At-Large. She’s my right hand man in the structuring of each issue and making sure all content is in accordance to the theme of the issue. She’s on pretty much every call with me and silently calling a lot of the shots. Patrice our Fashion Director and Keisha our Fashion Editor are our two fierce fashionistas. They’re pulling clothes for the cover artist, spreads and molding the theme into cutting edge fashion editorials and trend reports. Cee is the eye of the team. She’s not just a photographer she builds the visual aesthetic of the magazine. She tells the theme of the issue in her dynamic pictorials. Sofia, Shana and Camillia who is also one of the founders are the “Murda Mami’s” of the group. Sofia is the Advertising and Business Development Director so she pretty much grinds hard to pull the right ads for the magazine while creating beneficial relationships with potential sponsors and advertisers. She has no fears and doesn’t take no for an answer. Shana is the PR and Brand Director, so when you start seeing B+C all over the place, Shana did it! She’s all about cultivating the brand identity of B+C. Keeping the brand name and the faces behind it at the right places and getting noticed by the right people. Camillia is our Marketing Director. She’s all about research and linking data. She has the most analytical mind and just knows what makes sense and how to report it.
NN-You ladies came together to drop the debut issue: The Good Guys Edition in an astonishing 5 weeks. How did that play out?
BC-It was insane! We learned a lot and definitely made a few mistakes. But, it all made us stronger. We know what to do next time and of course what to never do again. But, we did it and we all couldn’t be more proud. So many people talk about what they want to do and are going to do and when they face a slight adversity they quit. We kept striving.
NN-The current struggling economy is having an effect on virtually every industry. Various print magazines are folding or opting to operate solely online. Were you ever apprehensive about doing both, print and web?
BC- As the publisher initially my job was to weigh all the odds in a realistic light. The economy is indeed struggling so we knew we would have to execute this magazine in a way that was cost effective and innovative. We worked it out to secure just enough sponsorship and ad placement to print a small amount of copies for our events here in NYC. We wouldn’t need to print hundreds of thousands of copies that could possibly go to waste or send us to the poor house by having readers order copies directly from an online single issue distributor or just download the full issue using http://www.issuu.com and printing it from home. By finding the most resourceful methods for our budget and goals we were able to retain the excitement of creating a magazine.
NN- Alot of the content and people featured are independent up n coming artists, entrepreneurs etc. Will you continue to keep this same independent/underground theme with future issues?
BC-We actually just go with who we like. Ourselves and our readers are the most versatile and organic kind of chicks around. Our tastes in music and fashion is authentic because we stay true to ourselves. And its our mission to support and celebrate all artists and entrepreneurs who represent those same ideals.
NN- Now we know as women we can get catty and downright grimy at times with each other, friend or not. Of course none of that here, huh 🙂 How do you gals keep it together to get the job done?
BC-We all have different roles and responsibilities yet, the lines of communication are always open. We have a common goal of being successful in our respective fields so we all want B+C to be the best it can be because it’s a reflection of all of us.
NN-What do you want your readers to take away from the whole B+C movement, because I know its more than just a magazine?
BC-There are other women out there like you! There are women out there who talk a lot of trash and aren’t afraid to push the envelope.
NN-How often will new issues drop and how does one subscribe/view the current Boys+Clothes: Good Guys Edition?
BC-This year we’re dropping three magazines with our next issue being a double issue. Currently you can view the issue on www.issuu.com or hit up email@example.com to get a digital dvd of the magazine. For the next issue you’ll be able to order it through www.magcloud.com or also view it on www.issuu.com.
NN-Any words of wisdom to anyone contemplating embarking on a similar mission?
BC-Don’t give up! It’s not an easy task but, it’s all worth it!