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Stevie Boy Does Lady Gaga Shades

Stevie Boy makes shades that redefine creative, futuristic and, non-boring in the eye wear industry. His line is filled with well-thought geometric lines crossing, vertically and horizontally, to meet the vectors of style. These Shades have transformed into a couture item that is now sought after in the Fashion Industry.  Everyone from Rhianna, Beyonce and Lady Gaga are putting their faces forward while wearing Stevie Boy’s high-end couture eye-frames. Rhianna and Kanye West wore Stevie’s Frames for Run This Town.  Stevie (aka Steven Strawder) is unique in the way that he doesn’t produce carbon-copies of other people’s work. He is his own niche. He creates his products with originality, and style. He even had his own fashion line, “Toxic” (which he later sold).  Impressive work for a boy who started at age 18 back in 2007 and now 21 he’s taking off big time. Well done Stevie Boy.  High art meeting fashion.  Check out more of his work here.

Stevie Boy Himself. Creator and master-mind behind the brand.

Designer: Steven Strawder

Street style

Selita goes to NYC home of the big apple:

Casual as in great footwear and dressy fit.

Casual as in great footwear and dressy fit.

Beyonce in Paris: always a show-stopper.

Peep toe boots are a check... check mark away.

Peep toe boots are a check... check mark away.

This one lady has got that futuristic look working for her:

The wrap-around snug around shades and the Shemagh scarf work nicely. Dare and be different: Check!

The wrap-around snug around shades and the Shemagh scarf work nicely. Dare and be different: Check!

This one lady is looking fly:

The sunglasses and outfit beem her up. Coutesy of Essence.

The sunglasses and outfit beem her up. Coutesy of Essence.

Rock a dress.

I like.

I like.

Ciara is taking back style: Even on a casual day:Can I hear a YES!

Ciara arrives at BBC Radio in London, England. Looking fab.

Ciara arrives at BBC Radio in London, England. Looking fab.

Farrell is never out of step with his game…even if the game is grey:

Grey never looked this freshly adorned!

Grey never looked this freshly adorned!

Jourdan Dunn on her day off looking casual:

The effortless look I say.

The effortless look I say.

Okay you know I  just had to throw in Mr. West in there. Street styler himself!!!

At Fashion Week in Milan 09: Let me higher elavate his ego:..great coat and jeans!

At Fashion Week in Milan 09: Let me higher elavate his ego:..great coat and jeans!

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It’s All About the Scarf

It’s all about the scarf so then it must be about the neck area too. I am loving the details on the Rhi Rhi scarf. I’m intrigued by the fact that this scarf doesn’t look cliched like a Shemagh usually would. Gurl you own this style.  And those of you who know me know I really like the details in an outfit. 

Got to appreciate a fashionista who pays homage to detail.

Got to appreciate a fashionista who pays homage to detail.

Some wear it right too: These boys do have the scarf swagg going on: 

The Scarf Swagging group. Well done boys.

The Scarf Swagging group. Well done boys.

This young lady wears her Shemagh casually and relaxed:

shemagh

This one beauty chose to worn hers on her head.

Gorgeously worn. Note the details remain on the scarf not the whole body. No detail overload.

Gorgeously worn. Note the details remain on the scarf not the whole body. No detail overload.

Melanie wears Love Quotes

Melanie Brown in Love Quotes Scarf

Melanie Brown in Love Quotes Scarf

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The Rise of the Black Hipster

Apparently the hipster designation is strictly a non-black territory. But as you know black people heed no limits when it comes to breaking into that arena and perhaps, wearing it even a little bit better. I think that Kanye West is the prime person who wears this style right. Upon discovery, of this style a statement was made: hence the embodying of the fashion by the black person has come to be know as “Blipster”- in refrence to New York Times. To tell you the truth, the article was quite offensive. It took the ignorant tone of “WHAT? A black person ordered sushi at the restaurant today and not chicken!” Written from a point that possessed a thick assumption and designation of what makes a black person. We all love chicken so why would we try sushi??

Here is my backlash to the assumption: So you say you are the real hippie. Real hippies lived the lifestyle, protests and all. You are just a remnant of what was once real. Accept it and let it just be style. It is no longer in it’s pure form so who says there is a copyright on the hippster image?? Black people can wear that too! Get real.

 The Assimilated Negro really indulged in a sarcastic lyrical piece that should wake the shame of that writer.  The greater disappointment , to me, was the fact that the NY Times itself could pass on such cheap shots and allow them to run on their paper. Jessica Pressler, the writer/trash talker of the article , went the extra mile to define that the “Blipster” likes rock and therefore, is impersonation the white man. Hey whose impersonating Hendrix?? Is this not the same as crowing black people into a category equivalent to the derogatory “wigga”. You be the judge. Black hipsters have their own support at Afropunk.  Big up to diversity. 

Anyhow, black people rock it when we want it and guarantee, we do it well: 

Afropunk tell them: 

Those other hippies can never grow a fro like that so they wear fake wigs. Whose copying who now???

Those other hippies can never grow a fro like that so they wear fake wigs. Whose copying who now???

 

Afro Punk Festival

Afro Punk Festival

Kanye West show them how it’s done: 

They don't know how great you wear it.

They don't know how great you wear it.

 

You never show up like a fake blip.

You never show up like a fake blip.

 

That's okay those other hippies can't afford Louis Vuitton.

That's okay those other hippies can't afford Louis Vuitton.

 

Glenn Staley and Kyle Mingo go beyond the cliched rapper style and recreate something new.

Glenn Staley and Kyle Mingo take hip hop and mix it to create a great twist. Call us "blipsters" but we recreate fabric.

Glenn Staley and Kyle Mingo take hip hop and mix it to create a great twist. Call us "blipsters" but we recreate fabric.

 

Kidz in the Hall. Hippster is hip hoppin’

Hippster-Hop with style

Hippster-Hop with style

 

The Knux are the new cool kids:

Cool Kids can actually play the instrument. Not a photo prop.

Cool Kids can actually play the instrument. Not a photo prop.

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