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RISE AND GRIND! MORNING MUSIC NEWS: HBO Will Air Jay Z & Beyonce’s “On The Run” Concert, And MORE!

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Great plan, HBO! The #BeyHive will be VERY HAPPY!

Originally posted on Global Grind:

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It’s official: Beyoncé runs HBO. Last year, her Life Is But a Dream special aired on the network. And, currently, her 10-episode series of concert performances called Beyoncé: X10 is running. Now, HBO has just agreed to air her “On the Run” concert with Jay Z. [Rap-Up]

For a while now, Azealia Banks has been asking to be released from her label, Universal. Apparently, her wish has finally come true. The “212”-rapper went to Twitter to announce that she’s not on Universal any longer. [HypeTrak]

Rita Orahas a song in the safe called “The Single Most Amazing.” It was written by Prince and produced by Josh Welton. The song sounds amazing. Listen to a preview now. [Idolator]

New Young Thug tape on deck? Yes, please. The unique rapper just released 1017 Thug 2, the sequel to his 2013…

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Dark as Night…

lboogie81:

This should be on EVERY show for beauty and fashion!!

Originally posted on MostlyUhuru:

Blackness

This is a conversation we need more of: standards of beauty. I would generally advice against young black girls reading beauty magazines that almost always seem to glorify western standards of beauty: straight flowing hair, blonde as beautiful “bombshell”, size zero, plucked symmetrical eyebrows, and so forth. These magazines set a particular standard of beauty that excludes black girls and their entire attendant features of blackness. They seem to shout out—together with their inauspicious “how to lose belly fat”, “how to land the perfect man”, “how to make an entrance”—how to be validated, acknowledged, respected, and celebrated through your physical appearance alone. This has reached an indignant zenith through the glorification of talentless celebrities parading that standard of beauty in useless reality shows.

The media is preoccupied and saturated with images of beauty that are non-representative of an entire race. If your ‘beauty’ is outside of that standard, as a…

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Diveristy for Balmain Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Ad Campaign

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Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn,Ysaunny Brito, Issa Lish, Binx Walton and newcomer Kayla Scott are the cast of Balmain’s Fall/Winter 2014-2015 .

Balmain Fall/Winter 2014-2015 ad campaign

Balmain Fall/Winter 2014-2015 ad campaign ; photo by Mario Sorrenti

Olivier Rousteing , creative designer at Balmain returned to the modeling world after last season Rihanna was the one starring in the shots of the ad campaign .

With this new ad campaign shot by Mario Sorrenti , Rousteing is touching a sensitive subject in the fashion world : diversity . And with this diverse cast of models he just did it very well. At the end he is “a black guy in a very important French House,” as the designer himself comments. Supporting this cause just makes sense.

Stylist of the campaign became the very famous Katie Grand while Paul Hanlon took care of the hair, and Lucia Pieroni , makeup.

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Valentino Accessories Resort 2015 Collection

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Gorgeous!

Originally posted on the CITIZENS of FASHION:

Valentino Resort 2015 collection 2015 is a masterpiece of elegance and fun audacity. A world of colors, flowers, lace, decorations, set for day and night, work and leisure. There is everything and more in a collection that is a tribute to one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, Frida Kahlo.

A little ‘gipsy and a little’ bohemian, Valentino’s resort 2015 woman. A mood 70s, there are indeed references to a parade of ’73. Colors are so well-matched and expertly printed on luxurious fabrics.

“Individuality remains a central point in our stylistic path,” Chiuri said, with Piccioli adding, “We are fascinated by the figure of the female artist, a character able to live following her own schemes and rules, not subjected to any kind of protocol.” ( Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli , creative directors at Valentino )

ALL IMAGES :  Kyle Ericksen

Valentino Accessories Resort 2015

Valentino Accessories Resort 2015 ; photo by Kyle Ericksen

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Fashion Meets Literature At New Detroit Bookstore

Originally posted on CBS Detroit:

By Edward Cardenas

DETROIT (CBS Detroit) – Susan Murphy wants to bring her love of reading, classic works of literature and spending time looking over various titles to a new bookstore on the Avenue of the Fashion on Livernois in Detroit.

Murphy is bringing Pages on Livernois to northwest Detroit this fall, fulfilling a dream.

“Reading books really impacted my life early on. I would like to give that experience to other people,” said Murphy. “I think a brick and mortar store will bring books to the forefront.”

The approximately 1,200-square-foot bookstore, which will be located on Livernois south of Outer Drive, will be located in the former Hunter’s Supper Club, on the south end the U-shaped building on Livernois. It will have access to a courtyard in the middle.

Leading up to the opening, Murphy has been gaining practical experience by operating a pop-up store in the Rust Belt Market…

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