Fellas, why... why do we do it? With the money we spend convincing your special lady, her friends, and every onlooker (now and in the future) of the eternal love we have for her... with a big shiny rock... an investment in a nice nest egg could be made. Within a few years, you'd both have some real 'finance for the romance' down the road. But instead,
"If anyone's reading this waiting for some type of full-on, flat apology for anything, they should just stop reading right now."
Kanye West has finally after 3 long years broken his media silence with a lengthy interview with the New York Times. The interview which talks about all kinds of different aspects throughout the artists career, come on the heels of his 6th studio album "Yeezus" due out on June 18th.
"I'm still just a kid learning about minimalism..." West says when speaking about his new album, "This album is moments that I haven't done before, like just my voice and drums. What people call a rant - but put it next to just a drumbeat, and it cuts to the level of, like, Run-D.M.C. or KRS-One." Visceral, in a word, is he used to describe the sound of the album.
Check out the full written interview here at New York Times website.
Our favorite Crazy Songstress Rihanna is back in the news again!!...but this time the lawsuit isn't her fault. No Rih-lly.
Rihanna has traditionally been a fan of TopShop, the fashion website. But things may not be so friendly after the recent situations have occurred! According to the New York Post, Rihanna is suing the British Retailer for $5 million bucks!
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Here are the photos at the root of the Rihanna Lawsuit.
The Huffington Post Says,
That a credible source chatted them up and Rihanna has been working on contracts with Top Shop and its parent company, Arcadia Group. TopShop just started selling a shirt with her image on it. Topshops says that they own the image and that they purchased the image from the photographer. However, they did not pay to use the images to resell her image and they did not pay, "artist licensing fees."
This means that Rihanna would not get paid on the sale of her own image. This is not sitting well with Rih-Rih and her team.
There have been no public comments by either TopShop or Rihanna but ClassyBlackGirl.com will keep you in the Loop, Since I adore your girl Rihanna!
Macy's hosted an American Icon celebration throughout their stores nationwide.
It was a beautiful sea of Red, White and Blue celebrating American Legends. ClassyBlackGirl.com attended the celebration in the San Francisco Union Square Macy's and our team had a blast, but the most fun for us to be had was in the posh Demo Kitchen!
The American Icon Celebration started at 5:30 pm on the Lower Level of Macy's in the kitchen studio! Kitchen Aid Culinary Expert, Deb Slater, showed us how to use the multi-purpose Artisan Stand Mixer!
We watched as Deb created 3 delicious recipes: The Red White and Blue Pasta Salad, The Red White and Blue Cole Slaw and The Red White and Blue Vanilla Wafer Cheesecake Tartlets! They were quick creations and so positively tasty! I had never thought about how much of an American Icon our food is, but it truly is! Everything that we do as Americans that is of any substance is always surrounded by our good food-stemming from all of the cultures that create our American Cultural Soup!
Macy's and Kitchen Aid are also currently raffling off a beautiful stand mixer decorated with a beautifully painted American Flag, designed by world class artist, Dean Loucks. This was totally gorgeous and I certainly hope to win!! Every Classy Black Girl wants one of these high end mixers in one of those FAB Colors on their countertops!
We ascended up to the 3rd floor and were greeted by a DIY Nail Salon, a Candy Bar and Delicious Drinks!!
Then we sat front row center to check out the Fab Fashion Showcase of three of American Icons in the fashion industry. The fashion show gave us fresh looks on how to do summertime fashionably!!
Check out My Flash Fashion Video of Macy's Fashion American Icons: Tommy Hilfiger, Levi's and Calvin Klein
This is dancehall... not commercial, not watered down, and NSFW. "Clip" performed by Cham is another release from MadHouse Records. Makes me wanna throw up the 3 like Ray Allen! Shouts to Kiss Creative Films, YOUNGtheHyphenate & our Jamaican homeboy Roger B Stillz.
Kinetic energy hums through the Museum of Modern Art's sprawling lobby in midtown Manhattan, packed for the annual Armory Party benefit gala on the first Wednesday in March. Jessica Biel and Melanie Fiona are here, along with fashionistas Alexa Chung and Harley Viera-Newton; the latter, a DJ signed to Roc Nation, warms up the artsy crowd as drinks flow. Partygoers loom by the stage in anticipation of a live performance by Solange, the younger Knowles sister who went indie in 2009 and emerged with some of the best music of her career on her latest EP, True. continue reading http://www.complex.com/music/2013/05/solange-june-july-2013-cover-stor
If you are a fan of Beyoncé, like I am, I bet you are loving all of these photos of Queen Bey, Jigga and Blue Ivy. I simply cannot get enough of the Bad Ass Beyonce! Most of us are wondering under hushed voices is Beyoncé Pregnant Again? The good folks gossip is that Beyoncé is pregnant again and is excited to expand her already fabulous family!
On Good Morning America Beyoncé recently shared that she wanted more children! Beyoncé also opened up that she feels that Blue Ivy could be a bit lonely,
"I think my daughter needs some company,"
Beyoncé is a famous "big sister" and she said that, "I love being a Big Sister!"
Beyoncé is supposedly 2 months pregnant already!!...and will be announcing the pregnancy at the BET Awards on June 30th....We shall see!!... Beyoncé and Jay-Z are such a Hip Hop Couple.
According to idigitaltimes.com,
"The insider who shared that Beyonce is two months pregnanat said that Beyonce is NOT using outside photographers so that she can hide her pregnancy until she is out the first tri-mester. There are no Beyonce Preganant photos allowed yet! But that is what a good classy woman does, waits until the first trimester, and then its all about the baby bump-but NOT Kardashian Style.
At the Met gala this past week Beyonce rocked a printed Givenchy gown that showed a slightly thicker Beyonce. Hips were showing and ta-ta's were poppin! There was a mini baby bump showing.
Tell us what you think about Beyonce having another baby and what should she name the next baby?
Ciara on Wendy Williams Ciara looked positively fabulous today on Wendy Williams! Ciara rocked Ombre sun-kissed brown and blonde locks were blunt cut chopped! This look will be inspiring many girls when they sit in that beauty salon chair this summer! When Wendy Williams asked Ciara if she wanted a prayer cloth for that Model-Short dress she classily said "no." Who wants to cover up those fabulous legs with the awesomesauce baby thigh?
Ciara has good music and a NEW album coming out-Body Party!!
Today Ciara appeared on Wendy Williams looking positively radiant chatting up her new beau and of course wearing those OMG Uber Bayd: Joseph Altuzarra Caged Boots! Tell me what you think??
Super Model British Black Girl, Naomi Campbell, 42, has been in a 5 year relationship with her Russian billionaire boyfriend, Vladimir Doronin, but now its on ice. They are "taking a break" is the word. *side-eye*
Naomi Campbell, how are you taking a break from somebody's husband tho? I actually love Naomi Campbell with all of her fits and fabulousness. While I would never want to be known for my outbusrts and a**whoopins, I get that her behavior and beauty keep her on the cover of magazines...and frankly thats her job! And she does it WELL!
However, I chuckle when I think about the fact that Naomi Campbell has taken Side Chick Status to a whole other level! Vladimir Doronin is fione and all but he has been married to the same woman, Ekaterina for over 30 years! And they have a teenage daughter!
Vlad's relationship has not stopped Side Chick Superstar, Naomi Campbell, from getting her's though!!...Here are 10 reasons why Naomi Campbell is a Side Chick SuperStar:
1. She is side chick to a Billionaire Real Estate Mogul, not the bus driver in the apartment upstairs!
2. Naomi Campbell may be a Side Chick SuperStar, but she stays with 'em for a while! She has been dating old boy since 2008! Most of us cant keep a LEGIT boyfriend that long!
3. Naomi might be a side chick, but her man doesnt slip her weave money-she gets houses built! Doronin is building Campbell a futuristic mansion-in Moscow!! She got that Coco Vino!!...and wait...she is in Moscow-like his wife!! #ClutchThePearls
4. Vlad Doronin happily appears in public with Naomi. She doesnt get typical side chick treatment! They are holding hands and making plans!
5. Naomi Campbell likes a side of business with her pleasure! Business is one of the reasons that Naomi Campbell and Vladimir Doronin are together is a mutual benefit besides the "freak factor." When Naomi Campbell walks into any of Doronin's hotels and properties-people notice...and want to visit and do business with him. In turn he keeps her lined-up! So Naomi gets to be an unofficial spokes model for his business for a fee....hmm...I mean if you are going to be doing it-do it right.
6. Naomi's life does NOT revolve around Vlad's! She has a mighty career that has spanned a few decades! Right now her Model show "The Face" is a Hit and she is on the Cover of Vogue Brazil.
7. She still gets her party on with or without Vlad. While Naomi and Vlad have been photographed many times, she just rocked the Oscars solo and dished.
8. She isn't tripping. Vlad has been seen partying in the States with a particular blonde. Naomi is Kanye shrugging-at least publicly. And we all know that Naomi is famous for that Nasty attitude! She knows her role and realizes that she is NOT the wife.
9. She gets the "break up to make-up" drama. She knows that good sex and another phat RING or pricey gift is on the way.
10. Naomi Campbell isnt trying to be the wife-she actually has the better life.
I am a Seething Side Chick Hater, but I cant really hate on Naomi. Vlad's wife kno
Male Model Mashup at Macys This Saturday bloggers, fashion mavens and male models gathered on the 3rd floor of the Macy's Men's Store! We are all excitedly checking out the Details Magazine event! Male models all over the Northern California area worked it for the opportunity to represent the San Francisco market in the Macy's spread that will be featured in the August issue of Details Magazine for men. There will be a winner from four major markets: San Francisco, Miami, New York and Chicago.
Kirby Duncan, well dressed and handsome, integrated marketing manager, for Details welcomed everyone and kept the party going. DJ Jay Bee was rocking the house and man after man stepped on the stage with their own numbers. It was as if the 3rd floor had been transformed into a male modeling agency and we got to see behind the scene moments between the photographer and the models.
I cannot wait until the men are selected and the world gets to see who the San Francisco Details male model is!
Beautiful new lines of clothes for the upcoming seasons were showcased from Diesel and Kenneth Cole Reaction.
And down on the 1st floor Steven Norman Long, musician and singer, was sharing his bass music. It was an amazing San Francisco Saturday and the men were positively gorgeous!
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JANELLE MONÀE COVERS LATEST ISSUE OF FLATT MAGAZINE DISCUSSES PHILANTHROPY, ADVERSITY, PERSONAL STYLE, & BEING A WOMEN IN MUSIC, WITH SPECIAL GUEST CYNDI LAUPER!
“Remaining unique and comfortable in my own skin is part of my DNA…I feel a shift in the amount of diverse examples of women in the music industry.” – Janelle Monáe “I used to call the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Men because when I walked thru the museum there were only a handful exhibits dedicated to women…I think the next generation will be the generation where equality for all will actually be a reality.” – Cyndi Lauper
The First Lady ROCKS the Cover of VOGUE with CLASS!
Every bit as beautiful as you could have ever imagined. The Epitome of Classy, BlackGirl. First Lady Michelle Obama Out Jackie's Jackie O in this soft, pretty and elegant Cover and spread in the April 2013 VOGUE.
FLOTUS Michelle Obama Graces VOGUE Cover April 2013
Photographed by famed fabulous Photographer Annie Liebovitz at the White House, the First Lady showed completely out in a delicious Reed Krakoff form fitting dress, showing off those amazing arms and oh so tiny waistline.
This is First Lady Michelle Obama's Second Time on the Cover and honestly, her beauty is timeless, represents Sistas and can DO NO WRONG!
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