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.’”

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Ms. Lauryn Hill Tour Openers Will Include: M.I.A., SZA, Nas, More

Ms. Lauryn Hill has announced the opening acts for her Miseducation 20th Anniversary Tour. The tour dates feature a variety of different artists each night, including M.I.A., ASAP Rocky, Nas, Big Boi, Santigold, SZA, Shabazz Palaces, Dave East, and many more. Other artists set to join select dates include Raury, Busta Rhymes, Tierra Whack, and Talib Kweli. Check out her full tour itinerary below as well as the full list of openers here.

Vegas Sept 7 … Im So There yall 🌻🌻 Sept 18 Show line up is crazyyyy add Talib and Nas to it and its guaranteed to be one of the best concert in Hip Hip .

Dates and Openers Below:

07-05 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater (with A$AP Rocky, Jo Mersa Marley)

07-08 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live (with A$AP Rocky, Jo Mersa Marley)

07-11 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (with M.I.A., Busta Rhymes, Jo Mersa Marley)

07-13 Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier (with M.I.A., Busta Rhymes, Tierra Whack, Jo Mersa Marley)

07-15 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach (with M.I.A., Busta Rhymes, Jo Mersa Marley)

07-18 Toronto, Ontario – Budweiser Stage (with Santigold, Busta Rhymes, Dave East,Tierra Whack)

07-20 Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill (with Santigold, Busta Rhymes, Dave East, Bambaata Marley)

07-22 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival

07-25 Charlotte, NC – CHarlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre (with Big Boi, Bambaata Marley, Raury)

07-26 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater (with Big Boi, Bambaata Marley, Raury)

07-29 St. Petersburg, FL – Al Lang Stadium (with Big Boi, Dave East, Bambaata Marley)

07-31 Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater (with Big Boi, De La Soul, Dave East, Bambaata Marley)

08-02 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place (with Big Boi, Dave East, Bambaata Marley)

08-03 Atlanta, GA – State Bank Amphitheatre (with Big Boi, De La Soul, Victory)

08-05 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium (with Big Boi, Dave East, Victory)

08-08 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center (with Nas, Santigold, Victory)

09-07 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas (with Nas, Protoje, Iman Omari)
09-09 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre (with Kelela, Protoje, Iman Omari)

09-12 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum (with Nas, Santigold, Iman Omari)

09-14 Burnaby, British Columbia – Deer Lake Park (with Santigold, De La Soul, Iman Omari)

09-15 Kent, WA – ShoWare Center (with Santigold, De La Soul, Shabazz Palaces)

09-18 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl (with Dave Chappelle, De La Soul)

09-20 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre (with SZA, De La Soul, Shabazz Palaces)

09-22 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre (with Santigold, Mr. Eazi, Tierra Whack)

09-24 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre (with Nas, Talib Kwell, Tierra Whack)

09-26 Morrison, CO – Red Rock Amphitheatre (with Santigold, Talib Kwell, Shabazz Palaces)

09-29 Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre (with Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces)

09-30 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory (with Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces)

10-03 New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena (with Nas, Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces)

10-05 St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena (with Nas, Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces)

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Sean John Celebrates 20th Anniversary With A New Collection Featuring Musical Legends

Fashion and Music these days go hand and hand but back in the day it wasnt looked at this way. Ever since fashion and lifestyle brand, Sean John rolled out in 1998, this bond couldn’t have been more clear, thanks to its creator, Sean “Diddy” Combs.

In celebration of Sean John’s 20th anniversary, the fashion and lifestyle brand, pays homage to their legacy, bringing few musical legends along. Marvin Gaye, Aaliyah, Jimi Hendrix, Chaka Khan, Diddy and Biggie are featured in a collection of all-white tees, printed with black and white images in their latest Gallery Tee Collection

Music artist and reality star, Jacque, who is the face of the brand’s latest campaign, said “The brand has had such a huge impact on hip-hop and culture; you cannot mention fashion and music without Sean John.”

The fashion brand headed by music mogul, Diddy, highly respects the artists featured in the Gallery Tee Collection for paving the way for himself to succeed in the “fashiontainement” industry, as it is referred to by Sean Tweedy, the president of Sean John.

The collection is now available in-store at Macy’s and online at macys.com. Shirts are starting at $39

‘Atlanta’ Renewed for a Third Season

One of my favorites is coming back! ‘Atlanta’ will be coming back to FX for a third season 😁😁😁😁

According to THR, FX has ordered more episodes from Donald Glover.

via THR:

The show follows two cousins working through the Atlanta music scene in a bid to better their lives and that of their families. Atlanta is produced by FX Productions and is executive produced by Glover and showrunner Paul Simms, Dianne McGunigle, Stephen Glover and Hiro Murai.

Atlanta is phenomenal, achieving and exceeding what few television series have done,” said FX Networks and FX Productions programming president Nick Grad, who made the announcement alongside counterpart Eric Schrier. “With Atlanta Robbin’ Season, Donald and his collaborators elevated the series to even greater heights, building on the enormous success of their award-winning first season. We’re grateful to the producers and our extraordinary cast and crew for achieving this level of excellence, and we share the excitement with our audience about the third season knowing they will continue to take us to unexpected and thrilling places.”

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.

Chloe x Halle Announced as Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s ‘On the Run II’ Tour Openers

We’re just days away from Beyoncé and Jay-Z kick off their On the Run II Tour, it has been announced that Chloe x Halle along with DJ Khaled will be their opening acts.

“We will be opening for the North American leg of On the Run II. That’s right, the kids are on the run, too,” Chloe said in a video posted to Twitter. “We are so very excited for this family reunion of Parkwood and Roc Nation,” Halle added. “We cannot wait to join the North American leg of this tour; we cannot wait to see your beautiful faces and we’re so thankful to Beyoncé and to Jay-Z, and we just know that this is going to be an epic reunion.”

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