Kanye West, Alexander Wang And More Make 2015’s Business Of Fashion 500 List

These are the “supposedly” most important people in Fashion!

 

Kanye has been going hard to give himself a name in fashion as if he didn’t already have a huge name in fashion before being a heavy assisted designer in the fashion world. Business of fashion has revealed a list of some of the most influential people in fashion and Kanye west is among some of the names mentioned along with Alexander Wang, Public School, Dao-Yi Chow and 497 more industry icons. What a dope list to be apart of if I’m Kanye. You can check out the full list from here.

 

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Apple, Comcast, and Almost 400 Other Corporations Asking for Marriage Equality

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Beyonce Launches an On Demand Vegan Delivery Service

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Crooked Tongues Closes After 15 Years Of Business

No More Crooked Tongues Retail

 

UK-based sneaker spot Crooked Tongues has announced they will be closing their online store. Crooked Tongues has been apart of the streetwear and sneaker culture for the past 15 years. They have been getting us prepped for this day as they have already been speaking about closing since last year. ASOS which is apart of the store will continue to provide products from their own site. Head over to the customer service if you have any inquiries and would like to receive a return, this will be valid until February 28th.

Thank you Crooked Tongues for the past 15 years of business and help mold streetwear culture.

 

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FRIDAY INSPIRATION : A Few Things We Learned From Karen Civil via Her Agenda’s Event

It’s never to late to spread inspiration! There were so many great events mustered up in the year 2014 from festivals, to concerts to great music releases and of course our very first SOURCE360 festival. Although we’ve been in the new year of 2015 for quite sometime we can’t forget inspirational and motivational events. We had a great glimpse of one of our Digital Power 30 List‘s own, Karen Civil during our Women In Hip-Hop Panel. But an in depth sit down with HER AGENDA’s founder, Rhonesha Byng left attendees with even motivation as women and business owners to be encouraged and do it on their terms.

Rhonesha Byng, Karen Civil, heragendalive, heragenda, no ones ever slows her agenda, eyepissglitter, hersource, celfie,

Check out the recap here and stay updated with more events with Rhonesha Byng and HERAGENDA here.

The Conversation With Karen Civil took place December 11, 2014 at Alley NYC. Sponsors included Assata Bakes, 1143H20 Nail Polish, Uber, Eyepissglitter Home Designs, EJ Calvin, Moo.com and Bombshell Bleu

Photos: Jason Chandler

Tatiana’s on Twitter (@TatianaTot) and seeing both ladies grow in their fields and out is pure inspiration.

Drei Ros Means “Business” In Official Video Featuring Juicy J, Lawrence Da Prince & Archie

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Rick Ross Is Named Brand Ambassador of mCig Inc., Herbal Electronic Cigarette Company

The self proclaimed “Biggest Boss” is on the come-up making serious power moves.

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mCig Inc., an herbal electronic cigarette company has announced that their newest brand ambassador is none other than hip-hop’s own Rick Ross. According to the company’s website, The Miami rapper will initiate national product endorsements by means of his social media accounts and a plethora of media distribution channels. Along with the promotions, Ross has collaborated with mCig and is creating his very own device which will called “Mastermind”.

In a statement, Chairman and CEO of MCig Inc. stated,

“Rick is the perfect brand ambassador and we are extremely excited to have him on board. Rick has been using our product for several months and has even supported our product before becoming an ambassador.

So, will you give in and give an mCig a puff? Leave a comment below with your take on Ross’ latest business venture.

Top Fashionista Anna Wintour Speaks on Cliché Red Carpet Culture

annawintourJust recently Anna Wintour sat down with “anti-bitchery activist” Suzy Menkes at Central Saint Martins for a heart to heart discussion about what it takes to make it in the fashion business. A lot of real points were raised about today’s manufactured styles that the majority of the celebrities are rocking these days on the red carpet (of course with the exception of one or two). According to the school’s student-run blog, 1 Granary, Wintour also counseled the students to educate themselves about business and to consider working for another designer before starting out on their own.

This is what she had to say about today’s state of fashion on the red carpet. Originality even in the world of fashion is rare. It is all about commercial strikes and what fits in with everything else. According to her, the days of the garret-dwelling reclusive genius are also long gone.

“The red carpet, in the United States, has become too much of a business. It’s a fact that celebrities are paid to wear everything, and to me that sometimes comes across as very manufactured and not individual. I was just recently at the Tony Awards in New York, and, God, they need your help. Let me tell you, it was a disaster … [Celebrities] have all these teams of people telling them what to do, what to wear, how to do their hair, makeup. And they’re so scared of being criticized, whereas, you know, what’s wrong with looking different? How many mermaid fishtail strapless sequin [gowns] can we see?”

She also gave some very good advice to the students who think that a creative presentation is not as effective as a fashion show.

“Please listen to me when I say: an interesting creative presentation is just as effective as a fashion show. I see people who are paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for fashion shows, which I simply don’t think is necessary. A presentation gives us all an opportunity to meet you, rather than to go and sit in some dark room somewhere and wait for you to start; then [have] no time to say hello, and rush off to the next one.”

Originality rules! Shout out to those who still believe in it. As far as the red carpet goes who knows what the future holds, but we sure hope that there are more icons who never back out from making a fashion statement.

Winter Wonderland or Wasteland? Freezing Temperatures Hurting Buisnesses

New York City is in the midst of one of its coldest winters in recent memory; snowstorms have slowed its fast paced citizens in their tracks, ice has caused its suburban workers a multitude of slippery problems, and consistent freezing temperatures have caused everyone to turn on mother nature. January’s average temperature was 29 degrees, while during the same stretch last year, it was around 35 degrees—two degrees above freezing. Six inches of snow blanketed the region, while two polar vortexes bombarded the area and put everyone in a frigid stranglehold.

nyc winterWhile businesses around the area typically see lower or slower numbers in this season, this unusually brutal season may have caused a bigger dent than they are accustomed. According to amNewYork, there has been a reduction in the amount of tourist willing to brave the cold to visit some of the city’s major attractions. Winter wonderland standards, such as The Rockefeller Center ice rink or Bryant Park, are experiencing drastic decreases in attendees, due to the cold weather.  As Carol Olsen told reporters, “Attendance is down, primarily due to the extreme cold. the cold definitely affects our attendance.”

However, tourist attractions aren’t the only ones hurting. A slew of restaurants have also been hit, noting that people would rather stay indoors than venture to their favorite eateries. Although, the few food hot spots that cater to the hungry needs of those near subway station have been able to avoid the full effects of the weather. No matter what though, this is bad news for their bottom line. Museums have also noted that they are receiving fewer student tours, with The Queens Museum of Art stating that they have seen a twenty percent decrease.

Broadway used their keen foresight and wisdom to predict the possible calamity that this weather could have caused, which led them to formulate ways to avoid this outcome early. Thanks to special packaging deals and perks (as simple as free hot chocolate for coming early), they were able to buck the trend and succeed this quarter; filling 44,000 more seats than they did last year. Creating an incentive based market, has made their shows much more valuable and worthwhile reasons to leave the house.

Hopefully, businesses will be able to learn from their Broadway brethren in time to boost their sales and numbers. Really, we hope this weather moves past our area as soon as possible, because the typically battle worn New Yorkers are beginning to show some weariness. We will have to wait and see.

Jimi (@Nativejimi)

*Full article at amNewYork