The HEAT Is Upon Us! Check Out This Summer’s Top 5 Accessories!

As the hot summer months approach us, the main focus of your outfit will be your accessories.

In the South, the temperature can reach scorching heights, making you feel as if the make-up will melt right off your face. Being that wearing as little as possible is the usual go-to remedy for this, a woman’s accessories will have to be the standout of her outfit. The perfect accessory makes people stop in their tracks. Forces them to walk over to you just to ask where you got your bag. The importance of accessories is the details. Embroidered flowers, colorful prints, and even emblazoned logos will make loud statements in the even louder hustle and bustle of city life.

1. The Bag Charm

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For yet another season, the bag charm plays the perfect accessory to your handbag. This is, in large parts, thanks to Fendi, who historically revolutionized the bag charms a few short years ago. Never be afraid of adding two or three at a time in different colors and shapes. It could easily begin to resemble a work of art.

2. The Sun Visor

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The apparatus with the sole responsibility of shielding your eyes from the sun got a refreshing revamp at Dior.  The metal mesh material keeps the air flowing through all while still acting as the perfect blocker from the sun, making it the ideal beach accessory.

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Rihanna (@rihanna) “Shines Bright” in Chopard (@Chopard)!

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With the Cannes Film Festival in full swing, Rihanna came to town to celebrate her recent collaboration with Swiss jewelry designer, Chopard.

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It’s not hard to realize that everything Rihanna touches turns to double platinum.  Any brand the “Diamonds” singer attaches her name to is instantly a cash cow.  When you look at her majorly successful collaboration with Puma, we see every launch selling out in a matter of hours, or sometimes even minutes. Rihanna’s latest collab is her most high end to date.  Swiss jewelry company, Chopard, has ranked highly amongst the jewelry world almost since it was started back in 1860. Many of their pricey baubles could easily exceed six figures.

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Stitched w/ Love! StitchDFactory By India Yahsmein!

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When the weather outside is frightful–and by frightful we mean cold as “Reverse-Hell”–having a reliable and cute scarf and hat are EVERYTHING. We love our summer, spring, and fall fashions traditionally due to the versatility in styles and options; but it is a  little hardier to be trendy in winter–or so we thought! Enter StitchDFactory by India Yahsmein, a line of wonderfully made, quality, and trendy knitted accessories to combat all your frosty fears!

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Chunky Crocheted Cowl

After receiving two amazing products from StitchDFactory,  the Chunky Crocheted Cowl and the Slouchy Knit Beanie Hat, we were all too happy to get the scoop on this wonderful designer and her project of love! Check out our Q & A w/ India below!

1. How did you start your company?

“It actually started in London when I was studying abroad. When a group of ladies I met over seas decided to learn to knit from another student also studying abroad. I bought my first pair of needles and yarn and proceeded to make a scarf. Nevertheless I didn’t buy enough yarn so the scarf was extremely short and a little uneven but I loved it and it’s still in my closet till this day. So after a while I began making pieces for friends and family as gifts and was instantly encouraged to sell my pieces. Everyone was so impressed with the quality of my work and so the Etsy adventure began! And within the last year I decided to make my passion my reality and here we are today! “

2. Tell us about your products. Are they hypoallergenic, where do you get your fabrics from?

“Currently I am focused on winter accessories because of the season. I carry hats and beanies, scarves and cowls, ear warmers and even Shrugs during the fall and winter season. During this upcoming spring and summer I will focus on beach wear… swimwear, cover ups, skirts, cover ups and totes. Our winter apparel is mostly made of wools and wool blends. However our summer pieces are mainly 100%cotton.”

3. What makes your brand different from other lines of knitted clothing out there?

“The quality and attention to detail is what makes me stand out from other brands. As well as every single piece is handmade by me!”

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The Perfect Accessories–Designer Watches That’ll Up Your Style!

From Armani to Gucci, designer labels are really upping their watch game. It’s almost imperative that in order to consider yourself a gent nowadays you must have all of the following, style game on point, shoe game on point, grooming on point, swagger on point, and something a lot of guys tend to forget about, definitely a killer watch game. Accessories are key to completing a great style, and designers are definitely taking note. Here’re just a few of my top choices from some of my favorite designer labels whose watches are killing the scene, and should definitely be on your wishlist.



Ok I know what you’re saying the price down below is out there, but it is Armani after all. This watch shows a newfound maturity in the brand’s watch offering, dressed in a sleek lounge reptile worthy midnight blue dial and rose gold coating.


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Chance the Rapper (@chancetherapper) Has Made His “3” New Era Cap an Official Product

Chance The Rapper along with a host of other artists in the entertainment industry, Teyana Taylor being one, is soooo overly underrated. From his style to his music Chance has been making waves since he first came out as an artist. Now being one of the most sought after unsigned artists of this time, he still manages to not only give fans new music and dope shows, but also killer personal style with a chill personality. Overall Chance is “that dude” captivating everyone’s attention even the Queen B, Mrs. Carter has even taken notice. Well besides the fact that his music is currently being played on the radio every hour of the day, and he just hit the stage and murdered it at a show in the A, and since Halloween is around the corner, Chance has made it just a little more easier to be him for this upcoming costume season. If you wanted to be Chance the Rapper for this upcoming Halloween, the rapper has now made that a little more realistic with the release of his official “3″ cap. In conjunction with New Era, the black snapback cap features a prominent “3″ embroidered on the front to commemorate his Coloring Book mix tape, along with a “Chance” logo in red on the back.

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While the cap is now sold out on Chance the Rapper’s official shop, be on the lookout for a possible restock or availability at New Era locations for $45 USD.

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Written By: Mark Pollard

One of Louis Vuitton’s (@LouisVuitton) Highly Sought-After Bags Is Now an iPhone Case!

Now if you thought that your iPhone case couldn’t get anymore luxurious, when you thought wrong. Luxury houses like Chanel, Dolce & Gabanna and Gucci may produce extremely expensive clothing, but the vast majority of their income believe it or not comes from accessories. Louis Vuitton’s bags, scarves, belts, fragrances, sunglasses aren’t cheap, but they’re affordable to most people who want just that little taste of luxury to flaunt around for themselves. I mean we can all identify with wanting just a little taste of fabulousness, cant we?

Well just as of recently at their SS17 show in Paris, Louis Vuitton pulled a power move by revealing a new line of iPhone cases (for the 6, 6 plus, and hopefully the 7 and 7
plus) that mimic the house’s iconic trunks, complete with reinforced corners, studs and monogram prints. The cases come in all sorts of colors and sizes, and there are even shiny metallic gold and red crocodile options, as if holding a tiny LV trunk in your hand wasn’t flashy enough already.

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TROPHY ROOM (@TrophyRoomStore) Essentials: Marcus Jordan!

The Heir to one of the biggest if not biggest dynasty brands in street style and sneaker culture Air Jordan, Marcus Jordan, is beginning to carve his own name into the world of street style with the recent opening of his first store, the Trophy Room. In collaboration with Nike and Jordan Brand, of course, Trophy Room is an elevated retail experience inspired by the trophy room within his father, the Jordan family residence.

“TROPHY ROOM showcases a unique perspective into vintage Jordan fa3d_logo_1200mily home videos & photos within the store’s decor. TROPHY ROOM simultaneously pays homage to Michael Jordan’s NBA career via Upper Deck Authenticated memorabilia. Through relationships with Jordan Brand, Nike Inc., & Upper Deck Authenticated; TROPHY ROOM aspires to offer footwear, apparel, & memorabilia that will serve as trophies to its loyal & dedicated consumers.” – TROPHY ROOM

The Orlando-based shop not only houses exclusive releases that’ll excite any sneaker head, its walls are also lined with rare Jordan memorabilia and family heirlooms, creating a warm, inviting atmosphere that many don’t often associate with sneaker boutiques.

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