Eccentric GLOW Remembers Kyrzayda Rodriguez

Heavens fashion game is officially on lock sis!

Ive been so numb this hit me so hard. On Sunday, September 9th, 2018, heaven gained fashion angel: Kyrzayda Rodriguez, known as simply Kyrzayda on social media.

The 40-year-old mother, style blogger, and influencer, frequently featured on Eccentric GLOW for her effortless and edgy style, lost her battle to stomach cancer less than one year of her diagnosis. Instead of shying away from the cameras during her illness, she catwalked towards the lens, sharing her struggle with her adoring fanbase of over 450,000 followers.

Her Last Video Just Hours Before Her Transition

No more pain , Rest Peacefully 💔💔

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Winnie Harlow Becomes a Victoria’s Secret Model

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I had a break down before i walked into the most nerve wrecking casting of my life. I asked my driver to go around the block twice before i could walk into the @VictoriasSecret offices so i could re coup, and remember (while my trainer @bodybymato reminded me on the phone through sobs – thank you lol) how hard I’ve been working! I went in and made new friends and saw old friends and it already felt like home! We patiently waited while @ed_razek @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro @10magazine carefully took time to get to know each girl. When it was finally my time, within my nervous storm of anticipation i changed into a black Victoria Secret set and stepped out!!!! I spoke to them about Jamaica, @nick_knight , my abs, and how i was beyond honoured to be given the opportunity to try out.. then I walked for my life!!!! I can’t believe this!! Thank you for giving me all the energy and kindness in that room! Thank you for allowing me to walk for VICTORIA’S SECRET! Thank you to my agencies @firstaccessent @womenmanagementnyc @women_paris @thesquadmanagement my pr @remibrb my agent @mannyuk and mama bears #sarahstennett & @thelilmisse for having my back supporting and believing in me! I love you guys you’re FAMILY!! Thank you mommy for praying with me everyday for the past 3 days. And thank you so much to my fans who have been pushing me forward to this point in my career. I’m so blessed thank you Lord!! IM WALKING THE VICTORIA’S SECRET SHOW! Thank you Vogue for the exclusive interview 😭🙏🏽💗🙈

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Since appearing on America’s Next Top Model in 2014, Harlow has cultivated an unapologetic social presence and has regularly walked for coveted fashion houses across the world. As a body-positive activist, she has spoken openly of her vitiligo, a skin condition that causes pigmentation loss in certain patches of the skin. Winnie declared that it has been her dream to walk for Victoria’s Secret and the 5.5 million viewers the show has amassed. “Why is there a stigma around being different when we’re all different?” Harlow said. “It’s the pinnacle of my career…I told anyone [who] asked, ‘I want Victoria’s Secret!’”

Colin Kaepernick To Trademark ‘I’m With Kap’ for a Clothing Line

Colin Kaepernick has filed a trademark application for his signature ‘I’m With Kap’ slogan to be used for clothing.

via TMZ:

Kap’s been using the mantra since the beginning of his schism with the NFL … with the hashtag taking off on social media, and celebrities like G-Eazy, Kenny Stills and Harry Belafonte rocking shirts bearing the slogan.

Now we’ve learned Kap has filed paperwork in California to own he slogan for use on shirts, hoodies, caps and other apparel.

It’s an interesting move … there’s some talk that major clothing brands, like Adidas and Puma, could make a move to sign Kap in the future, so owning the trademark could mean big business for him.

It’s not like he’s desperate for the cash — Kaepernick reportedly made more than $40 mil in contract money during his NFL career. Plus, he had a bunch of sponsorship deals. 

But, he’s been huge with philanthropy — donating $1 mil of his own money to various charities and non-profit organizations, including his “Know Your Rights” campaign. 

So, if he profits from “I’m With Kap” … the extra cash could go a long way. 

Im with Kap.

Jhene Aiko Sued for Copying Artwork for Her Clothing Line

Jhene Aiko is being sued by a woman who says the eccentric singer copied her artwork and used it on a t-shirt for her clothing line without permission.

Well Is seems like someone dropped the ball on they duies over at Pacsun ijs

Peep the tea below

via TMZ:

The collection was called Soul of Summer and the tee was labeled Jhene Aiko Hamsa Circle Goddess, and the two are similar in that the hand sign appears within a purple circle with details.

Elisa says the Aiko tees were sold in stores, catalogs and online without her approval and is suing Aiko, PacSun and Neff Headwear for profits. Not so namaste.

A source close to Jhene tells us the singer has no legal liability in this case. We’re told she was simply brought on to collaborate and help choose a design

A woman by the name of Elisa Rose Mountain says she owns the trademark for Hamsa Mandala — her take on the centuries-old Hamsa Hand sign which is also known as the Hand of Fatima. 

Elisa says a symbol almost identical to the one she copyrighted and sold for $25 a print appeared on a tee for Aiko’s clothing collaboration in 2015 with PacSun and Neff Headwear, who are also defendants.

Naomi Campbell Wants To Help Up and Coming Designers

Supermodel Naomi Campbell wants to help up and coming fashion designers showcase their work — without the expenses and exclusivity of fashion week.

via Page Six:

“I want to do a platform because not everyone can go to these big fashion weeks around the world and put money into showing their product,” she said at a Cannes Lions panel Wednesday, mentioning designers she’s seen in Africa. “So there has to be another way … building a platform for the young emerging designers that don’t have a way to show their work, and invite online stores to come in and see, and help them grow.”

Campbell, who organizes Fashion for Relief shows to benefit Save the Children and other charities, added: “What matters in my legacy that I leave is that I’ve done enough for models of color and diversity. That’s what kept me here for so long is that I don’t feel — I haven’t felt — that it’s right … For years [diversity] has been this afterthought and it should just be a thought along with everything else.”

Campbell’s concerned a current wave of diversity in fashion could be fleeting.

“It can’t be a trend,” she said. “It can’t go backwards again. We have to stay and keep going forwards. That’s my worry.”

She recalled a time in her career when she was rejected by French Vogue because they had never put a black woman on the cover. She said she went to Yves Saint Laurent, who threatened to pull ads, and she landed the cover in 1988.

“My life has been a challenge, but I’ve loved that. I’ve used that to drive me,” she said. “I’ve never played a victim to any of this. It gives me energy to say ‘OK, that didn’t happen that way, I’ll find another way.’”

She also tackled pay disparity in an unusual circumstance. “When I did Playboy they said, ‘She can’t get the same money as Cindy Crawford,’” Campbell recalled. “My lawyer said, ‘Why?’ And they said, ‘because Naomi’s t–s are smaller.’ I was like, ‘So what? I’m built differently.’”

GLOW Girl GLOW! Im here for it 💟💟

Rooting For Everybody Black : Issa Rae Unapologetically Walks Red Carpet Wearing A ‘Every N*gga Is a Star’ on Her Belt

Issa Rae attended the CFDA Fashion Awards this evening in a custom look from Pyer Moss.

While sis always looks stunning, it’s her bold belt that has everyone chattering.

If you take a closer look at the unapologetically statement, it says “Every N*gga Is a Star” — which is also the titular song of the soundtrack to the 1973 Jamaican movie of the same name.

This Boutique Is The Perfect FASHIONNOVA Dupe

Did you know that Fashion Nova sells much of the same stuff as this around the way fashion seller?

The only difference is MARKETING and PERCEPTION OF VALUE.

Fashion Nova (who is owned by either a white or middle eastern man named Richard Saghian) has successfully marketed his brand and aligned it with celebs and black culture – making millions.

Sometimes it’s not about quality at all. It’s about marketing and money.

Great marketing can sell even the most basic clothing. Because look at what Richard had done. He’s rebranded low quality, hood/club wear and turned it into a multi-million dollar empire.

Watch the video below to see what the perfect dupe boutique is

Before you come for me – don’t. lol I’ve shopped at both Fashion Nova and ….