#Fashion Crush- Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian)

Kim Kardashian wearing Balmain

“All hail the queen!” That’s what I’m usually thinking whenever I see the ubiquitous Kim Kardashian.

Kim Kardashian

With over 98 million followers on instagram, Kim Kardashian is hands down the most popular of the Kardashian Klan. Now in its 13th season Keeping up with the Kardashians has become a global phenomenon all centered around the gorgeous Kim and her wacky family.  In recent years, however, the attraction that keeps me watching has not been e the family but to anticipate what Kim might be wearing in the next scene.  We watched Kim go from tight Herve Leger bandage dresses and sky high Louboutins to only wearing the most expensive haute couture from french houses such as Givenchy and Balmain, the latter in which Kim has become best friends with the designer. Most would argue this is thanks, in large parts, to her husband Kanye West, who has been a darling to the fashion industry ever since he collaborated with french house, Louis Vuitton, to design limited edition sneakers back in 2009.

Kim Kardashian wearing Balenciaga

A once shunned figure in the fashion industry, it is now expected to find Kim front row at some of the most acclaimed fashion shows, usually cheering on little sister Kendall Jenner. What a life those Kardashians/Jenners live right? I can admit my love of Kim Kardashian has been a guilty pleasure of mine.  Anytime she steps out she never ceases to amaze me with her fashion choices. As a fashion lover, one could only dream of living the life, or even having a sliver of whats in her closet.

Kim Kardashian wearing Yeezy clear boots

Thinking back to the beginning of her career, who could have imagined that Paris Hilton’s best friend would one day out shine her in every way.  The brand that was the Hilton sisters has long been eclipsed by all things Kardashians. From makeup lines (Kylie), denim lines (Khloe), and uber successful apps and video games, it’s hard not to be affected in some way by the Kardashian sisters and even harder not to notice the influence they, or more especially Kim, has had on fashion or even in the way people search for fame and fortune these days.

Kim Kardashian with sister Kourtney both in Balmain

All things aside, its easy to see that Kim Kardashian is right where she always strived to be. A household name, a fixture in the fashion world, and the wife of a mega famous hip hop star, how could you not sit back and smile all while counting your millions from a couture filled closet. With the Met Gala approaching I’m tingling with excitement and anticipation over what this beauty has in store for us next.

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#Fashion Crush- Anna Dello Russo (@annadellorusso)

 When discussing a high next level sense of style, it wound be hard not to acknowledge the flamboyant, over the top, super glamorous spectacle that is Anna Dello Russo.

Anna Dello Russo at the Met Ball in 2011

As the editor-at-large of Vogue Nippon(Japan), Anna Dello Russo utilizes every opportunity to step out in the most coveted runway looks. A true fashion darling, Russo has become renown for never wearing the same outfit twice.  Once an outfit is worn, it is then archived at her other apartment, which was only purchased to house her ever plentiful wardrobe. And the born and bred Italian never disappoints.  Adopting the aesthetic of her homeland, Anna Dello Russo, the constant maximalist, can always be spotted in a full runway look and one of her signature fascinators.  I can’t help but to admit that I can respect the lady for her dedication to fashion.  To commit to never wearing the same thing twice must take as much diligence as it does money.  When asked why she doesn’t like to repeat looks she playfully exclaims in her Italian accent: “How else are you gonna please the blogger?”

Anna Dello Russo in her H&M ad

With a major influence on the fashion world, it was no wonder that the fashion chain, H&M, looked to Anna Dello Russo to collaborate with them on a limited edition collection of accessories back in 2013.   The playful, wacky, yet elegant collection of bracelets, earrings, and shoes were a true representation of the fashion diva’s unique style.

Anna Dello Russo wearing Fendi

A jet setting life, a neverending the wardrobe, and a white hot career, Anna Dello Russo has a life that many sit up at night and dream about.  But when asked if she could only save one outfit in the fire which would she do. Anna Dello Russo had a surprising answer;  “I wouldn’t save an outfit only shoes because I always felt like I could be naked but only with the right pair of shoes.”

By Dominique Bedell

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#FashionCrush- Zoe Kravitz (@ZoeKravitz)

Zoe Kravitz in Alexis Bittar ad

Since the dawn of time, it’s been common knowledge that extraordinary things can happen when the stars align.

Never has this been more prominent than when it comes to the unique beauty that is Zoe Kravitz.

Zoe Kravitz at the Met Ball

Naturally, course when talking about Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz how can you not produce an offspring that is just as rebellious, just as beautiful, and just as talented.  I mean could you imagine this girl doing anything else but be a starlet in the entertainment industry?

Zoe Kravitz alongside mother Lisa Bonet

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Adidas Originals (@adidasoriginals) Unveil Their Classic ’70s Three Stripe Tracksuit

adidas originals three stripe tracksuit

The Adidas Originals Three Stripe Tracksuit made its first debut in the mid-70’s with their iconic take on men’s loungewear.

Also, let’s not forget the brand also helped define the look of hip-hop during that era as well by bringing fashionable athleticism to the urban streets where it all began. In recent news, thanks to the revival of urban streetwear fashion, to help celebrate the timeless sportswear pieces originally brought to the mass in the mid 70’s and 80’s, Adidas Originals will unveil a few new pieces from its vintage classic collection in a dope revival production of the original tracksuits.

Let’s talk about aesthetic and authenticism from the archives, this collection combines ’70s-inspired designs with present-day materials, modern fits and innovative colorways to create an efficient take on today’s Adidas’ classic retro pieces. All items are then finished with the iconic three stripes motif and logo, fusing the collection with the ultimate stamp of approval for a dope tribute rendition of the original Adidas tracksuit.
These past 2 fashion seasons have been huge for sportswear apparel and street styled garments, and with this ’70s-inspired collection launching in the next couple of days, this classic Adidas rendition will definitely keep fans in style and up to date with the latest in sportswear fashion.

Although there is not yet a specific release date on file, the Adidas ’70s Three Stripe Tracksuit collection will drop sometime by the end of the month. So make sure you keep it locked with HeyMikeyATL because we’ll definitely keep you posted on this dope collection. You’re dope for reading!

Written By: Mark Pollard

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#FashionCrush- Jaden Smith (@officialjaden)

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Not much can be said about the success of young Jaden Smith.

Being the spawn of two internationally famous stars could easily lead you down a road of despair and disappointing career choices–and who’s to say this still couldn’t happen? However, at this very moment no celebrity kid is as hot as Jaden! His amazing style can only be categorized as High Street Glam. The playful mix of high end brands with contemporary urban streetwear, accompanied by those now signature locs. It evokes a style reminiscent of a young Jean-Michele Basquiat (I could totally see him doing a biopic in the future!).

As influential as his style is, it only seemed necessary that our Louis Vuitton would collaborate with the young actor for an iconic campaign. The images were classic, utilizing Smith’s laid back swag as he even dared to wear a studded skirt in the pictures. It is things like this that keep Jaden on the front rows of Paris’ hottest runway shows. Even his onscreen style makes bold statements, as seen on the Netflix series, The Get Down (premiering the second half of its first season this this weekend). There he portrays “Dizzy/Rumi,” a meek graffiti artist, who along with his best friends and brothers, stumbles onto a cultural revolution. As a fashion lover, I couldn’t help but drool over his seventies style consisting of jean jackets covered in buttons, figure hugging bell bottoms, and sporting a voluminous Afro!

the get down male cast

Though still a very young man, it is clear Jaden Smith has the drive and the style to measure, or dare I even say, surpass the success of his megastar parents. It is weird to reflect on how excited I get whenever I see him on my timeline or television screen. For me, I have seen a lot of stars shine brightly only to quickly dim. When it comes to Jaden, however, his name will ring from coast to coast for years to come!

Written By: Dominique Bedell

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#FashionCrush-A$AP Rocky (@asvpxrocky)

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From the front rows of Paris’s top fashion shows, to the streets of London, one man, whose style consistently captivates my psyche, is the ever stylish and uber talented A$AP Rocky.

His allure is not only indicative of his witty lyrics but also by his cool “don’t-give-a-fuck “ attitude, when it comes to his knowledge of fashion and its many day players.  Those that don’t believe me should refer to his song Fashion Killa, in which he melodically lists the fashion designers his woman bathes herself in day after day.  Listening to the line “Her jeans is Helmut Lang, shoes is Alexander Wang And her shirt the newest Donna Karan wearin’ all the Cartier frames Jean Paul Gaultiers ‘ cause they match with her persona,” simply makes me melt with the notion that a rapper could be so unapologetically real about his love of fashion.  Those words left me pondering that perhaps there is rap that I could actually relate too.

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Not only has he embraced fashion, but the fashion world has also stood up and taken notice.  He became the first African American male ever to front a campaign for the historical, and ridiculously famous House of Dior.  Currently, he can also be seen putting his wonderfully handsome features to use in the world’s most notable fashion magazines, having graced the pages of American Vogue; as well as the covers of Dazed & Confused, I-D, and Jalouse.

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His personal style, in my opinion, is nothing short of brilliant, successfully mixing Parisian chic with his signature street flare (i.e. grills and gold chains) making it hard not to spot his influence among rappers and hard street thugs alike. Even yours truly looks to him for inspiration when I’m having trouble choosing an outfit for work.   One thing I can say about this elegant lyricist is that if his existence is a foreshadowing of men’s style for the future, I couldn’t think of a better person to emulate.

Written By: Dominique Bedell

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[VIDEO] Reebok Classic (@ReebokClassics) & Curren$y (@CurrenSy_Spitta) Launch The New Reebok Classic x Jet Life Club C 85 Sneaker

Reebok Classic x Jet Life Club C 85 Sneaker Feat: Curren$y

As basketball athletes and their legions of fans descend into New Orleans for an action packed weekend, Reebok Classic along with Curren$y hosted a special event last night at the Sneaker Politics powered by Reebok Classic and Mitchell & Ness store to launch Curren$y’s new collaboration with Reebok: the Reebok Classic x Jet Life Club C 85.

Reebok Classic and Curren$y launch the new Reebok Classic x Jet Life Club C 85 Sneaker

Reebok Classic and Curren$y launch the new Reebok Classic x Jet Life Club C 85 Sneaker

Reebok Classic and Curren$y launch the new Reebok Classic x Jet Life Club C 85 Sneaker

Reebok Classic x Jet Life Club C 85 Sneaker Release Party

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