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If you not familiar with the British label, House Of CB. You should be! It has been seen on celebrities like The Kardashians, reality-star Porsha Williams, mega-star Jennifer Lopez. All within a year House of CB has become the go-to sexy, sultry yet attention-grabbing hot-spot for garments that stun on red carpets. Conna Walker is the beauty with the brains who gave conception to the affordable luxury e-boutique in 2010. House of CB has flourished from its roots in London to expand internationally and its level of product offerings.
Tuesday, June 14th celebrities stepped out to celebrate the opening of House of CB’s first brick and mortar in the US. As expected no opening is complete without a Kardashian.
On Saturday, June 11th at the L. A. Live Complex Tyler the Creator debuted his first Golf Wang and Golf Le Fleur collections. On first inspection, the collection is heavily injected with 1990’s hip-hop influence. Think over sized sweatshirts, polos and jeans in bright pastel colors. His collection also signaled his departure from designing collections for Van, venturing into his own shoe collection Golf Le Fleur, which in French means “Flower Boy”. His design work does not stop at clothing and accessories, as he also introduced furniture creations; imagine large Coca-Cola cans as armchairs and tables akin to what you would find in Fred Flintstones’ living room.
During the show Tyler admitted that, “I don’t know a lot about Fashion”. Yet, he retorts, “The difference between me and these niggas is that I make what I like”.
Seemingly, making what you like looks a lot like what is currently trending at the moment. Although, Golf Wang mimics a water-down version of Cross Colours. I suppose there has to be a certain amount of flattery in imitation.
As always, I will fight for originality and innovation in fashion. Those are the key ingredients that continue to propel the industry forward. Conversely, I will also always stand-for the person that has a dream, an idea and then executes. A dream fulfilled one of God’s greatest gifts.
Click to watch the show for yourself.
Straight from the styling trio of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Fashionable Demand’s latest conceptual work of art features the group’s very own aspiring Creative Director, Michael Ja’Ameer. The title of this conceptual visual is “Rebirth”, the idea for the concept came from my constant self-reflection about Fashionable Demand’s place within MKE’s fashion community. In the farthest corners of my mind I’ve always been unsure about myself and where I belong…not really sure if styling was something I wanted to limit myself to. In this fashion community there’s a standard blueprint to follow, you either get with the program , or are forced to swim upstream against that status quo. Realizing this, I knew there was little to no room for Fashionable Demand to make an effective impact if we were to stick only to styling. Due to the rebellious nature of the creatives that are composed of FD, I came to the conclusion, that we always want to push the envelope. We strive for diversity and freshness with each project we produce that go against the norms that are commonly seen amongst our fashion community.
“Rebirth” was inspired from the idea of self-reinventing. I strongly feel that reinvention is necessary in order to stay relevant and current with fashion & arts ever-changing flow. “It isn’t necessary to always lead with your left foot when you want to take a step further, sometimes you have to change the pace in the way you walk in order to get to where you want to go in life.” We needed that change in pace with how we produce our work. We wanted to give this idea of reinvention a visual, Using body movement-Interpretation in each image to tell the story of how I am being reborn anew, a creative director whose path was once to become a professional stylist. Now I have discovered the art behind fashion. As a team we now walk both paths harmoniously.
Each image is a representation of Fashionable Demand’s “Rebirth”, the colors in the images mirror the evolutionary stages of my team. Starting from the darkest water tone that symbolizes in short the death or end of what we once were. Then to the lightest water tone- symbolizing the “Rebirth” or start of whom we’ve become as an collective. For this conceptual visual I constructed a copper-wired floral crown to project a subliminal message behind the concept, If your passion for what you love to do runs deep, there’s no need to seek confirmation from other people or entities to tell you who are or what you’re good at. If you fight for your creative identity everyday and you strongly believe in what you were put on this earth to do… crown yourself and claim it.
For this project we had the pleasure of collaborating once again with longtime friend and photographer Jamie Robarge. We challenged each others limits with this concept because it’s very different material from our past collaborations, we further educated ourselves on lighting techniques and water-color demonstrations to set a theme for this concept. We really wanted to capture a visual aesthetic of what it’s like to be reborn anew. In retrospect, we want to continue to deliver organic and fresh concepts with everything we produce. So, in a sense, we are constantly “Reinventing” our work and image to keep balance in our craft. Our message is that we want to be aspiring to the growing creative artists in our city and across social media platforms around the globe. It is ok to take risks & adopt unfamiliar behaviors with how you want to brand yourself or on what path you want to take your creative gifts. It’s necessary to move forward, it’s necessary to grow.
Cultivate your difference
*** we do not own any rights to “pendulum” by our beloved twigs in the vsual above ❤ ***
photography by: Jamie Robarge
Videography by: Krissy A ward
you can view the entire visual in our gallery here & on the following sites below:
When I first saw the Fall 2015 accessory collection for Chloé, my jaw literally dropped and I was filled with pure fashion-loving emotion. Then I started to think of ways I could scrape, save and work towards purchasing the Small Hudson bag as personal Christmas gift to myself. However, with looming graduation fees and looming Sallie Mae payments, it seemed pretty futile that I could make that Chloé bag a reality. Until, I saw a similar bag at a reasonable price on the Mango.com site.
Bonus: So as I was taking a stroll through my local Nordstrom’s shoe department, I saw a pair of Topshop shoes that looked eerily familiar. So when I got home and jumped on the internet to do some research. It looks like Evelyn Lozada had recently wore a Barbara Bui shootie that I believe that TopShop was inspired by.
Written by: Chelle
About twice a year (sometimes more) I go through my closet and start to discard items I am never going to wear again. With the prevalence of fast-fashion, it seems that I collect clothes that I am only excited about for a short period of time. While…yes I didn’t invest much money into those pieces, but that is purely wasteful. And in the end we all have to do our part to be a friend to the environment. So, how do you determine whether the clothes you just bought on your recent shopping trip is an item you’ll wear for years to come?
Here are some guidelines.
If you are excited enough to wear an item that you just bought within three days, then that item is a keeper.
If by day seven you haven’t even considered wearing a new purchase, then you will never wear it.
Make sure that you return your clothes within 14-days otherwise you won’t return your purchase within the return policy limits.