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TOP Model Tyson Ballou Covers Details

By Melvin Browne

41_tyson-ballou-emily-didonato-details-september-2013DETAILS selected Top Male Model Tyson Ballou to cover their 2013 Fashion Issue. Noting simplicity, fall essentials, and ‘how to’ pieces to achieve bold statements. As simple as the cover story is, I feel it reinforces a certain masculinity and confidence back into menswear and lifestyle. More of a ‘back to basics’ when guys paired basic jackets and simple everyday staples,  that goes with any and everything. Ballou paired with female model Emily DiDonato delivers a low-key cover for September 2013 and with Fashion Week in the air, a little simplicity is in need. Get into the September Issue of Details for some of the latest fall essentials and menswear trends.

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Hold that Pose! Miley Cyrus in NOTION Magazine

By Stephfon Guidry

“We can’t stop and we won’t stop” looking at Miley Cyrus, age 20, embracing of her body and breaking the cookie-cutter mold. Posing with punch for NOTION magazine, Miley Cyrus is a pro at eye-catching visuals. Miley Tweeted a picture from the photo shoot leaving the kids gagging at her #ARCH&Point! Black heels, an oversized blouse and gold chain with a sickening hair cut she is #GrownWoman and can do whatever she wants. Miley replies to the haters telling NOTION, “People have this misconception of me that I’m just one of these kids on TV and that now I go off and party and I’m just this ratchet white girl, and I’m not.” Tweet @HomoCouture what you think!? Does it catch your eye or do you give it a side-eye? #KeepItCurrent

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Minaj Breaks the Mold

By Stephfon Guidry

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Nicki Minaj conquers the cover of Marie Claire magazine a crowning accomplishment for starlets like Beyoncé, JLo, and Rihanna. From jump Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) wore vibrant wigs eye-catching outfits and spit verses that left all of her naysayers and competition in stitches.  With record sales soaring and features with many of the hottest artists in music out such as Rick Ross, Kanye West, Jay Z, Britney Spears, Rihanna and more. Nicki Minaj is redefining what it means to be a female MC as she branches outside the recording booth to endorsements by Pepsi, OPI cosmetics, MAC, Barbie, and Addidas. In Marie Claire (@MarieClaire), head to toe she rocks a chic edgy glamour look with a less is more vibe—Pink wigs are so 5 minutes ago. In the Magazine she eloquently speaks about fame, education, her former jobs (Red Lobster) at length. Minaj details, “If I were not famous, I would not have been able to buy my mom a home and a car and let my brother grow up in a home with a pool. I would trade the fame and keep the money so that I could help my family, because we needed it.” 

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Tatted-Up Kaepernick Bares All for ESPN

By Stephfon Guidry

Screen-Shot-2013-07-09-at-6.43.15-PMColin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) barrels down the field and now he is baring it all for the ESPN Body Issue (@ESPN). “I want people to say he’s successful but he’s doing it a different way.” Kaepernick details on why he chose to do the Body Issue. Covered in tattoos from arm to chest to back his body is chiseled as if made from a caramel marble truly an athletic work of art. Many fans appreciate his tenacity and precision as a quarterback on the football field with San Francisco 49ers. Colin Kaepernick plays by his own set of rules, “I’m not your typical quarterback. I don’t like when people say, “Quarterbacks aren’t supposed to run” or “Quarterbacks aren’t supposed to work out a certain way.” Quarterbacks can still have good bodies. I’m always conscious of the stereotype. I want to change what people think. There’s a lot more to it than what you see on the field.” Go grab your copy of ESPN’s Body Issue and see for your self these pictures are worth a 1,000 words.

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Channing Tatum Covers DETAILS

By Melvin Browne

3 Guns, 400 Bullets, 9 Shots of Bourbon and an Afternoon with Channing Tatum. In the latest issue of DETAILS, Editors spent the day catching up with Actor/Producer Channing Tatum. During a daring game of Russian roulette, Tatum opens up about his life before acting as a stripper. The article shows a side Tatum has never had the chance to express. Tatum has only booked serious roles in movies like A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Step Up, G.I. Joe, The Vow and Haywire. However, Editors reveal that Tatum is strikingly funny and gets the opportunity to show off in his upcoming performance in the film Jump Street, a comedic reboot of Johnny Depp’s star-making 1980s TV series. Get into the Full Article and Check out the Sexy Actor below. Enjoy!

Bad words used on a BAAD Girl

By Stephfon Guidry

Sticks and stones may break our bones but words can hurt your credibility and consumer sales, as Dutch magazine Jackie is finding out. Jackie magazine decided it was a compliment or maybe just a shocking comment to label international recording Superstar, Rihanna, the “the good girl gone bad is the ultimate n****bitch!” Such a brazenly racist and offensive statement seems out of touch with the progressive times of political correctness, tolerance, and equality.

Jackie, a Dutch fashion magazine, features a section on how to copy & paste a celebrity signature style. Shocking statements focusing on the cutting edge style of Barbados-born beauty, Rihanna from Jackie states: “She has street cred, she has a ghetto ass and she has a golden throat. Rihanna, the good girl gone bad, is the ultimate n***abitch and she displays that gladly–for her that means what’s on can come off.” (HuffiningtonPost.com) Using strong language like “ghetto” and lude remarks about her throat served as a double edged sword to the magazine as it hit stands and the internet.

The magazines editor-in-chief, Eva Hoekes, issued a public apology and then her letter of immediate resignation from the publication from the resulting backlash. Eva Hoeke gave a very PC unapologetic apology to Parlour magazine saying, “I realize that my first reaction through Twitter, in which I indicated that it was a joke, has been an incomplete description of what me, and also the author of the article, meant. The term ‘niggabitch’ came from America and we solely used it to describe a style of dress”. Boldly the magazine publisher, Yves Gijrath, spoke candidly saying that there was nothing wrong with the statements made by the magazine and that the statement of apology only undermined the integrity of the former editor-in-chief.

Rihanna says “Talk That Talk” and therefore made her own comments about Jackie on twitter: “”I hope u can read English, because your magazine is a poor representation of the evolution of human rights! I find you disrespectful, and rather desperate!! You ran out of legit, civilized information to print! There are 1000’s of Dutch girls who would love to be recognized for their contributions to your country, you could have given them an article. Instead, u paid to print one degrading an entire race! That’s your contribution to this world! To encourage segregation, to mislead the future leaders to act in the past! You put two words together, with the intent of abasement, which made no sense…”N**** B****”?!….Well with all respect, on behalf of my race, here are my two words for you…F*** YOU!!!” (The Marquee Blog)

The Fannings Cover December Issue of W Magazine

By Melvin Browne

Sisters Dakota and Elle Fanning Cover this Month’s Issue of W Magazine. The Sister Act, dish to W Editors about their careers, personal life, and participation in the fashion industry. Check out the Editorials and Interviews Below:

Elle, since Somewhere, in which you played the only child of a male movie star, you have been very busy: costarring in Super 8, which was a hit this summer, and in We Bought a Zoo, which is in theaters December 23. You’re 13—how has your life changed since Somewhere?
Elle Fanning: After Somewhere came out, people started to recognize me more. Whenever I was walking down the street, they’d be like, “Oh, wow—are you Elle Fanning?” Before Somewhere, they asked me if I was Dakota Fanning, because we looked alike, and I’d say, “No, I’m her younger sister.” And they’d say, “Oh, okay.” But now I think they are starting to realize I’m my own person.

Your first part was playing Dakota as an infant in I Am Sam. In The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, you played the young Cate Blanchett.
I was 9 years old during Benjamin Button. I had to wear a long red wig because [Cate] had red hair in the movie. I remember that. I had a great time on set. The director did a lot of takes, and he would say, “Take 50,” and I would just go do it again. I was only 9, so I thought that was fun.

I know it was your dream to go to Paris, and you were invited to the Chanel couture show in July. Did Paris live up to your expectations?
Oh, yes! When I found out that I was invited to the Chanel show—that was the loudest I’ve ever screamed in my life. That was the best day of my life. It was my first fashion show, and I know every model by name. I go on Style.com and look at all the shows. It was just the best experience ever! And, of course, we did some sightseeing. We went to the Eiffel Tower at night. It was sparkling.

Dakota, you just moved to New York from Los Angeles to attend NYU. Why did you decide to go to college?
Dakota Fanning: For the same reasons I wanted to go to a high school: You hear people say, “Oh, when I was in high school” or “When I was in college.” That defines a lot of who people are, and I didn’t want to miss out on that.

Have you always been interested in fashion? How old were you when you did the Marc Jacobs campaign?
I was 12. I was always into fashion because my mom has always been interested in fashion. She majored in fashion merchandising in college, and it’s always been something we have in common. When I did that first campaign for Marc Jacobs, I really wasn’t old enough to wear the clothes. He made all the clothes from the runway in my size. I still have them.

If one of your movies comes on TV, do you watch it? Very few people can see themselves at so many ages.
Watching I Am Sam does feel weird, because it seems like it was yesterday, and yet it feels like a completely different person. If I see a movie on TV that I’m in, I usually will watch it for that reason: It’s like I’m watching another person.

Charlize Theron Soaks New Issue of Vogue!

By Melvin Browne

Actress Charlize Theron soaks the cover of December 2011 Vogue which hit newsstands yesterday. The exquisite actress detailed to Vogue editors about her new upcoming film “Young Adult” in theaters December 16th. Check out the photos from the spread and some excerpts from the Interview. Enjoy!

On winning an Academy Awards: “It was life-changing – it opened a lot of doors. But it made people have a lot of opinions about what should happen next. You realize quickly that you can never please everybody.”

On filming Young Adult: “I realized how much I love what I do. I really, really missed it. Like around week three, I had this horrible, sappy moment where I got a little overwhelmed. It was just a really great f-cking experience.”

On her splitting with Stuart Townsend: “It was sinking, and I had to give it a fight. I really wanted to try and make it work. That was the priority. I wouldn’t do it any different way.”

Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen Crowned Vogue’s Best Dressed

By Melvin Browne

Vogue crowned the Olsen Sisters “Best Dressed” in their Special Edition Issue out on Newsstands Today. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are the epitome of sibling style in world of fashion. The child stars turned fashion powerhouses took the most votes on Vogue’s website for the most fashionable sisters, beating out Dakota and Elle Fanning, Beyoncé and Solange Knowles and Pippa and Kate Middleton. The admired designer duos have launched numerous fashion lines since their stardom in Hollywood. Mark Holgate, Vogue Fashion News Director and Editor called the choice: “kind of a no-brainer.” “Are there any more chic, stylish, cool, and original sisters than Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen? They are incredibly stylish,” he said of the twins.” Check out some new photos below and be sure to pick up the Special Edition of Vogue Today.

Nicki Minaj Covers Cosmopolitan!

By Melvin Browne

Rap Superstar Nicki Minaj graces the cover of this month’s Cosmopolitan Magazine. Nicki details to editors about growing up with an abusive father and the suicidal thoughts she had when it seemed like her career wouldn’t take off. Editors asked Nicki where she envisions herself in the future, she details, “I will be married and a couple of years after that will have a bun in the oven.” In 10 years she sees herself with “hundreds of millions of dollars. I will have put out five albums and will have an Oscar and Grammys.” At the rate the Queen of VISION is going, her goals are just around the corner. Pick up the latest Issue of Cosmopolitan Today!

Beyoncé Baby Love with Harper’s Bazaar

By Melvin Browne

This Month’s Issue of BAZAAR features Beyoncé and her Baby Love broadcast. B detailed to BAZAAR Editors about her pregnancy, most recent decisions, and feelings towards the media and her fans. And of course the Queen simply didn’t hold back in her fashion shoot to give us baby bump couture. “It was important to me that I gave myself time to focus on becoming the woman I want to be… before I became a mother.” Editors gave Beyoncé a chance to express her side of the story, from fashion to music to how she balances work and family. Check out the Fabulous Photos Below and be sure to pick up this Month’s Issue of BAZAAR!

Jennifer Aniston Covers Elle Magazine’s Tinseltown Issue

By Melvin Browne

Out on newsstands this month, is Elle Magazine’s Annual Tinseltown Issue. The issue spotlights the icons, scene stealers, and ingénues that lit up the silver screen. Women like Jennifer Aniston who snatched the cover, Naomi Watts, Viola Davis, and Barbra Streisand. Jennifer cleared up recent rumors with Elle editors and detailed: “But it’s not what you read. There’s no desperation. If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. I’m at peace with whatever the plan is. But will you hate me if I say I don’t want to talk about my relationship?” With that said… Pick up the latest issue of Elle and Check out the fabulous photos of these brilliant ladies below.

Rihanna “Sexiest Woman Alive” Covers Esquire Magazine!

By Melvin Browne

Rihanna gets dirty for this month’s Sexiest Women Alive Issue for Esquire. Crowned “the Sexiest Woman Alive” Rihanna details to Esquire editors about her everyday life and her routine while she’s touring. Here’s what Rih had to say:

ESQ: Does anyone ever recognize you out in the audience?

RIHANNA: Sometimes, but I’m too close for them to freak out. If they touch me, somebody’s going to tackle them. Last time I went out there I threw a bra on stage once.

ESQ: That you were wearing?

RIHANNA: Hell, no. Are you crazy? We found the girl with the biggest ass and a girl with the biggest breasts in the whole tour and we took their panties and their bra to the stage and threw them out there.

Check out the Rihanna’s Photo-shoot below and For Full Interview Visit Esquire.com