Experienced models turned fashion photographers often know what they are doing when they are capturing great shots. They have a unique idea of how beauty and fashion is to be portrayed. Rhode Island Tasha Bleu is a model turned self-taught fashion photographer who knows how to work the lens on her camera. She focuses on contemporary street wear culture, high fashion editorials, and industry events. Her concepts are edgy and futuristic. The styling, specifically with avant-garde, is very chic and innovative. Bleu founded her own photography company, Treu Bleu Imagery in January 2010 and has already landed work on BET’s Rip the Runway, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and Africa Week. In addition, she worked with brands around the world that includes Kayobi Clothing UK, MYOB Japan, Stevie Boi Eyewear, David David, Boy Meets Girl USA, and more. Her work has appeared in fashion on/offline magazines that includes Elle, Bleu, Hypebeast and Convention. Bleu’s photos take you into another century. You are deeply in a trance by the photo concepts that will leave you wanting an encore. As her motto goes, “to thine own self be treu”.
Taken after reviewing The Fabric Twinz, I spotted Shaunie O’neal wearing the beautiful and glamrous all white gown while Jennifer wore a pretty short gold cocktail dress with mesh arms and sides.
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For those who have followed this blog since 2009, I have featured the Fabric Twinz countless times. Designer Tanise recently unveiled the Fall 2011 this past spring.
Belle of The Ball E. Taylor (right), models the collection.
Belle of The Ball E. Taylor (right)
Belle of the Ball E. Taylor
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On March 11, 2011, Japan suffered from an Earthquake/Tsunami of a 8.9. magnitude. These natural disasters left over 21,000 dead or missing. Due to the high radiation levels, citizens were left devastated with limited resources such as food, water, and electricity. Deric “Nyce” Crawley and Muhammad “Homm” Abdul-Basit are the creative forces behind Jeantrix that was born in 2003 when they only started with a pair of sneakers. I have been following these guys career since the Myspace days when they created garments out of recycle materials. Their looks has been described as “edgy, couture, pop-art, and avant garde”. The B&G Society had a small talk with the fine gentleman of Jeantix, who recently partnered with American Red Cross for the campaign “Designs for Japan” to help the victims of this horrid natural disaster.
B&G Society: First and foremost, tell the readers that should know you, who you guys are and what you are about?’
Jeantrix: We are Jeantrix. A clothing line out of the Philadelphia area. We consider ourselves fashion artists and our clothing can best be described as art!
B&G Society: Some people probably ONLY donated some money to relief funds helping Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims, what prompted you to step outside of the box and create the Design for Japan campaign.
Jeantrix: It started with us doing what we do best (designing) to show that we care about the recent events in Japan. We posted the picture on Facebook and Twitter and a lot of people requested it, so we had to put it for sale on our website (www.jeantrix.com) with proceeds going to the Red Cross’ relief efforts in Japan.
B&G Society: What is the goal for this campaign?
Jeantrix: The goal for the campaign is to spread love to those in need. Nowadays the news is often filled with very negative happenings from around the globe and people often get used to seeing things like that. We want to spread the message that people should never get used to others suffering and we all must do our part to help mankind!
B&G Society: How will the proceeds to American Red Cross help the victims?
Jeantrix: The money donated to the Red Cross is used in a number of ways. Most importantly it is used to help feed and clothe the homeless victims. Every little bit of money helps people in ways we cant imagine! Just the motion of showing someone you care, can give them enough strength to survive.
Bless these two gentleman who are using their talents to help the Japanese citizens who are in dire need of assistance after the earthquake/tsunami. Also We extend those blessings to celebrity stylist & Jeantrix manager, Felipe G (www.felipeg.com) for working diligently with his clients to acheive the campaign’s goals. Jeantrix’s “Designs For Japan” items are available for sale on their website www.jeantrix.com.
Menswear Style Bloggers Street Etiquette Give a Fashion Lesson on The Black Ivy
I am in love with the style blog Street Etiquette by Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs. With every posting, I see a nature of elegance through their words and photo shoots. These two gentlemen from Bronx, NY, knows how to combine vintage American classic style into modern times with streetwear and give their readers a glimpse into the history of urban prep wear by providing historic fashion photographs as early as 1920s. They recently did a photoshoot dedicated to the first historically black colleges and universities of the high African-American elite that included Morehouse, Spellman, and Howard. The pictures drawn you into a journey to the past when these black educational institutionals of higher learning were breeding doctors, lawyers, nurses, and teachers who made a difference in the community as well as making history. The photography done by Fred Egan of Unbashedlyprep.com had me walking the grounds where my beautiful black brothers and sisters strive towards high achievement despite the obstacles such as The Great Depression and Jim Crow Laws thus paving the way for the next generation to work hard to achieve their dreams of becoming something successful.
Street Etiquette provided a behind the scenes video with a beauitful spoken word by artist Joekenneth Museau