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Fashion Rocks with Vibe Magazine

By Amber Monaé

When you pair dope fashion with the latest tunes you are guaranteed a good time and last week VIBE gave us just that for the close out of Black History Month!

On Thursday, Vibe Magazine held their 1st Annual Style and Sound Honors Night Brunch at Caribbean Social, located in Brooklyn, New York. The exclusive event was to honor current notables that impact the fashion and music industry. The honorees included; InStyle Magazine’s Beauty Editor-at-Large, Kahlana Barfield-Brown, Spotify Global Head of Music Programming Tuma Basa, celebrity hair stylist Tish Celestine, award-winning UK rap star Stefflon Don, celebrity wardrobe stylist Rachel Johnson and Hot 97 Music Director and radio personality TT Torrez who were awarded by VIBE Editor-in-Chief and host for the evening Datwon Thomas along with Bonsu Thompson. The night was nothing but Black Excellence. Take a  look (more…)

The Sounds of Dan Miz

By Amber Monaé

Last Thursday, I was invited (by the good team of the La’Bate launch I covered) to enjoy the tunes of Dan Miz at the Leila Heller Gallery. You may wonder why a musician would choose a gallery for a showcase but it is said that his music is truly inspired by art (that simple). Not familiar with Dan Miz well here’s a few helpful tidbits. He is a New York City based singer/songwriter whose sound is best described as soulful and seductive. He is often inspired by art so there is no surprise as to why I was standing in an art gallery ready to take him in. (more…)

Apple launches Fashion Channel

How exciting is this?! On Monday, June 6th, Apple announced it will launch a fashion channel and tapped designer Alexander Wang to be the curator.  Besides being a great designer, Wang is known for his epic parties that are always sought after. Wang has a very diverse taste in music, if you have ever been to his shows you will hear Jay-Z, Madonna and Blake Shelton. I think this is a great idea and just shows how music and fashion truly collide.

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Wang will have 3 different playlists for all customers, “Chill”, “Hype” and “Vibe” (which is everyone’s new favorite word). Chill, is to decompress, or have a night in (Rihanna, Drake and Juicy J). Hype, are those songs mostly derived from playlists played in a party bus or en route to a festival or going out (Diplo, M.I.A. and Lil Jon). They are songs that kick up the energy. Vibe, is more a playlist that’s in between, with songs that have high energy and also are great classics (A$AP Rocky, Rich Homie Quan and Meek Mill), says Wang.

This just reminds me of the time I randomly bumped into Alexander Wang at 40/40 in New York City no idea why I was there but I was and he was having the time of his life. This was like two years ago and I said, he loves his hip-hop and sure enough by the looks of his playlist, I wasn’t wrong!

AmberMonaé