(SL) – Gigi Hadid was a sheek mix of the past and future walking the runway for designer Tom Ford as he kicked off NYFW.
The model looked stunning sporting a Twiggie style with Bridgette Bardot makeup paired with a full-length gown from Ford’s SS18 Women’s Collection Show.
Don’t worry Gigi didn’t give in to the popular big chop. She was photographed backstage with her long blonde locks being blown out before the show.
(SL) – I’m starting to think that agents are turning to police websites more than Instagram to find the next big thing :).
First Jeremy Meeks, whose mugshot launched a modeling career for the felon and now Mekhi Alante Lucky is proving to really be lucky after his prison photo went viral and caught the attention of St. Claire Modeling agency in New York.
Lucky, was arrested for speeding and driving a stolen vehicle, and he also faced charges of assault and breaking and entering. However, it’s being reported that he didn’t serve jail time.
What most find striking about Mekhi outside of his bone structure, are his eyes. He has a condition called heterochromia that causes one to have two different colored eyes.
The 20-year old is taking full advantage of the opportunity though, embracing his knew career and focused on making money.
(SL) – Rihanna wins Met Gala once again! No one theme(s) it up like she does. This year’s inspiration is …. Rei Kawakubo ! Riri nailed it by wearing Kawakubo’s Comme des Garçons dress!
As for the others..well they showed up. Reese Witherspoon looked gorgeous, Kendall Jennner was in a thong and Beyonce was home, heavily pregnant.
(SL) – The luxury shoe and accessories maker said today it’s open to offers for the company. The British fashion retailer says the move is aimed at maximizing shareholder value and that majority shareholder JAB Luxury supports finding a buyer. The company says no one has come forward with offers to buy yet.
(SL) – Everyone deserves a second chance and as Jeremy Weeks told reporters this could be his fourth or eighth. Let’s just hope he does right by it this time.
With his body marked up like the subway in Harlem, Meeks’ tats are the only reminder of his past life of crime and gang activity.
Made ‘famous’ if you will from his mugshot that left most people mesmerized by his piercing blue eyes, Meeks was quickly nicknamed ‘Prison Bae’ or ‘Hot Felon’ and before he could be released, Jeremy had already signed with an agent.
Just 11 months after his release, Jeremy joined the modeling world’s elite for New York Fashion Week where he walked during the Philipp Plein Show.
I hope his doesn’t get caught up in ‘Hollywood’. Despite his criminal background, Meeks has 2 sons with his wife of 8 years. Stay on track Mr. Meeks!
(SL) – On this Episode of SytonniaLIVE the TV Series Bianca Haly joined me at the desk to talk about Dylann Roof’s trial, Donald Trump’s approaching presidency and more in our top headlines. We also talked about the latest Hollywood gossip and the royal romance that’s heating up between Meghan Markel and Prince Harry. But did you know that the Queen of England was once black? Check it out!
(SL) – As reported by USA Today, The Liberian-born model-blogger banded together with photographer Raffael Dickreuter to launch “Black Mirror,” a project that recreates high-profile ad campaigns by brands including Chanel, Calvin Klein, Guess, Gucci, David Yurman, Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana to highlight the dearth of women of color represented in fashion and the media.
In an emailed statement to USA TODAY, Howard cites the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show as the most recent example of underrepresentation, noting, “you could see the same pattern you can see at New York Fashion Week or any other famous fashion event: Black girls are almost invisible. There is the odd one here and there, but it always feels like an afterthought.”
Or, a performance of diversity as opposed to actual inclusion.
For Howard, who says she’s been turned away by modeling agencies that “already have a black model,” the industry’s routine devaluation of women of color is “bizarre.” “What do you mean you already have 2-4 black models that looks (sic) like me?” Did you say the same thing to the 50-100 white models you already have?”
(SL) – Daring length for The Duchess of Cambridge as she attended the London premiere of ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’. Kate wore a crochet off-the-peg maxi dress by Self Portrait that was slit to the thigh. The dress retails for about $400.00.The private screening of short films made by those who have battled issues with drink and drugs on behalf of one of her charities, Action on Addiction was held at the Curzon Mayfair.
See Kate’s Arrival Below: