Whats Poppington: Tattee Boy Clothes, by James Tate

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So a couple of nights ago, I was scrolling through my Instagram feed, and I couldnt notice a pair of Harem Pants one of my friends were wearing. I kept analyzing them, trying to discover “who makes these pants? or atleast where could I get them?” What intrigued me the most was the fact that I was never into the Harem Pant trend for men, EVER, I admired how they looked on other people, but it wasnt for me. After doing research and pretty much IG Stalking my friend to notice he actually had a #Hashtag to where to find them. I late found myself up at 4am scrolling through a website by the name of TatteeBoy.com. What I admired the most about these clothes were that they were slim fit, a very nice silhouette for a guy, and lets face it, when your a skinny skinny guy, its really hard to find that perfect fit at times 🙂

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TatteeBoy Clothes is a Philadelphia based online store that sells European and Eastern fashions and styles. Right now, we only sell men’s and unisex clothing but will be looking to expand to women and kids.James is the owner/CEO of the company. He does all the buying and selecting of the clothes from designers that is then put in the TatteeBoy Collection. They buy all of the clothing from various designers and manufacturers in Europe, Japan, Korea, and other fashion hot spots, then they put the collection together. Why should we buy TatteeBoy and not try and buy directly from manufacturers? Buying direct from manufacturers is not as easy as you may think. Most companies require memberships and a minimum for bulk orders. Plus many sites are in foreign languages and can be difficult to navigate. Then, there’s the aspect of trade scam sites and the risk of sending your money to Asia in hopes of getting back a viable product. The customer service reps usually speak broken English as well. To check out more of James Tate and his work, look him up on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TatteeBoy

Whats Poppington: Kanye West at The Governor’s Ball: ‘Radio Ain’t Where I Want To Be No More’

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Does this look familiar to you? reminds you of the CDs your homeboy or homegirl would burn for you back in highschool when you wanted to cop that new Jay, Biggie, or Nas?….well your pretty close. Our music genius Kanye West is serving us the throwback vibe with his new album, apparently hes done with commercial everything!

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Last night, during his performance at the Governor’s Ball, he addressed a few things regarding his upcoming album, “Yeezus” during a brief break in his set, including his decision to release his project without an album cover. He revealed:

“This is usually the part of the show when I start complaining about sh-t
justifying sh-t but you know how it is. I’m just happy to be making music. And happy to be able to perform and sh-t for y’all. You know with this album, we ain’t drop no single for radio. We ain’t got no big NBA campaign or nothing like that. Sh-t, we ain’t even got no cover. We just made some real music. And you know like, back when I use to make albums and sh-t like a couple of years ago, we would go away and work on our album for like five months or something ,and then we’d always have to hold the album until August or September, till the perfect moment and sh-t. Because it will mean that, ‘I think you’re going to sell more because you get more audience and ratings and sh-t,’ but honestly at this point when I listen to radio, that ain’t where I wanna be no more.”

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Honestly at this point, I could give a f-ck about selling a million records as long as I can put out an album for the summer that y’all can rock to all motherf-cking summer[
] At this point, I don’t really give a f-ck about outside opinions, all I give a f-ck about is my clique, clique, ain’t nobody fresher than my motherf-cking clique, clique, clique. As I look around they don’t do it like my clique. And all these b-tches mad they want the d–k.

In case you missed it, this is how the Yeezus album will be packaged when it hits stores on June 18.

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Whats Poppington: Beyonce & Jay’z give lesson in Time Management

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Baddie Bey has wrapped up the European leg of her tour and what better way to celebrate than a date night with hubby Carter. Just a day after Jay and Bey took to the stage to perform as part of the Sound of Change concert in London, the two were spotted hitting the streets of New York for a long date night. Their romantic downtime away from Blue Ivy included dinner in Brooklyn, a movie in Battery Park and a stop at Hot 97â€Čs Summer Jam (where Jay was spotted backstage debated on whether he should join Kendrick Lamar on stage.)

*****A Beyonce fan boasted on Twitter*****

“Anyway, I really ate dinner in the same restaurant as Beyonce and Jay-Z. It was weird. According to my wife, “It’s like she was in HD.”. Beyonce is having a glass of wine so I can personally put those pregnancy rumors to rest. I walked by them. The only thing I heard was Beyonce saying, “It’s a GREAT song.” They were talking about music. Get a f-cking hobby, right? Beyonce is gorgeous. Like, people don’t look like that in real life. Jay-Z is a lucky man.”

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Jay-Z’s schedule in the last week has included peeping Beyonce on tour in Berlin, catching Skylar Diggins first game in New York, hitting the stage with Beyonce in London and a flight back to New York for a date night and Summer Jam. That’s what you call superb time management.

What’s Poppington: Maria Borges for Dujour Magazine’s Summer 2013 Issue

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Warm weather might be hitting us hard right now, but Maria Borges is looking towards the autumn season with these heavy woolens. The Angolan model stays rugged up against the elements in this spread for Dujour’s summer edition. With art direction by Joao Moraes, photographer Thomas Whiteside snaps Maria for the fashion and culture glossy. She wears feminine blouses and blazers that admire her amazing long limbs like heaven on earth.

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Whats Poppington: ANJA RUBIK the “New Model Icon”

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Anja Rubik may have cheekbones that can cut glass and an incredible presence in front of the camera, but the game-changer from RzeszĂłw is an icon not just because of her countless covers and numerous campaigns: Anja is a perfect representative of the new breed of model. As anyone will tell you, the industry has changed, and where 20 years ago it would have sufficed to have a stunning face and incredible posing skills, today it takes more.

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Beauties are a dime a dozen, and the women who ascend to the highest levels of success go beyond the call of duty. Blessed with an unforgettable look and a tireless work ethic, Anja has distinguished herself across a variety of platforms, pushing her namesake brand into the pop cultural sphere. When you have Kanye West name-dropping you alongside Anna Wintour, and Karl Lagerfeld listing you among his favorites of all time, you’re in a class by yourself. Just check out of some of quotes these amazing entertainers and designers had to say about Anja if you doubt this any bit.

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“Anja Rubik, is the ultimate model. She is one of the few models who manages to straddle the commercial and avant-garde with ease. She is a supermodel in the true sense. She has a beauty which can transform any character or tell any story. Anja has found her way through the fashion industry in a way which very few models can achieve, she is always leading by example. She has beauty, a vision and a brain for business.” – Edward Enninful

“Anja is completely unique as a model and as a person. From the moment she walked into our studio ten years ago she has been an endless inspiration .” – Inez and Vinoodh

“I first met Anja in her very early modelling days when Inez and Vinoodh shot her for V. That story remains one of my favorite ever and I felt like she was a star from the first moment I met her! She is also a gifted artist and is very visual. All that, plus her personality has led to her becoming as big as she is today.” – Stephen Gan

“She’s amazing, she’s an incredible model, she’s super beautiful. She really enjoys what she does, so it’s an absolute pleasure working with her.”- Mario Sorrenti

“I’ve been working with Anja for many years now and she never ceases to impress me with her professional and determined attitude towards her job. She is always focused, positive and of course, absolutely stunning.”
Frida Giannini, Gucci Creative Director

Source: Models.com

Whats Poppington: Solange Knowles performs in Boxing Kitten at The Root’s Picnic

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I love the Knowles/Carter women, so when I was Saw Miss Solange doing her thing rocking this awesome summer getup, I had to share the fashion love.She was spotted rocking havana twists this past weekend as she hit the stage in Philly for the 6th Annual Roots picnic. While rocking mixed prints from one my favorite print designers “Boxing Kitten” and a bright red lip, she performed a few notable tracks from her past and present albums, including the fan-favorite “T.O.N.Y” off of her second album, Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams. The fashionMomma.com/ stylish singer was also spotted backstage playing with water guns with her son Juelz and her cousin Angie Beyince……(not Beyonce, but Beyince) 🙂

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Whats Poppington: Beyonce and Jay-Z Keep the love alive :)

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During a recent stop in Berlin, the couple took time out to enjoy life and each other while acting as though they were still in their early stages of dating. Bey posted a series of photos of them being super silly, while posing by a graffiti wall and later having dinner. She also threw some “I’m not pregnant” hint by having a glass of red wine….This couple is constantly having to prove rumors are just rumors, why cant they be allowed to live their lives like everyone else? wait I forgot, its a King and Queen we’re talking here

*one day I plan to find a love like this*

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Whats Poppington: Givenchy “Gentleman Only” Cologne

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I am all about a really good signature scent. I started getting into the whole cologne ideal when I was working at a retail store(which I refuse to mention) and I was always surrounded by these scents. One day I took the time to find the “correct” scent for me, at that time It was the Marc Jacobs Signature cologne, it was my everything, a great summer and winter scent, nothing overpowering, nothing too sweet….I wore it until it was discontinued……

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Years later I just happened to pop into that same retail store (which I refuse to mention) and I noticed a very chic and simple bottle by one of my favorite designers Givenchy. Givenchy “Gentleman Only”. Gentlemen Only is a modern homage to the classic fragrance of the house – Givenchy Gentlemen from 1974. This fragrance was once revolutionary amongst masculine fragrance introducing strong and intense woody notes instead of the traditional aromatic and citrusy ones.

Gentlemen Only is intended to men of our times; it is designed around modern woody nuances. The composition opens with fresh and spicy accords of green mandarin, pink pepper, nutmeg and birch leaves. Deep and intense woody character is provided by the heart of cedar, patchouli and vetiver. The base captures incense and animalistic notes.

The pic below is the day I bought it and planted it here.

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Whats Poppington: Android Homme S/S 2013

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If your a fly ass dude, or chic then theres no need for me to express who and what is Android Homme, this is not a cell phone company, lol its two unique and talented creators and designers from LA that started a clothing and sneaker/loafer line

‘A few months ago Keyana Franklin who is Russell Westbrook’s stylist got in touch with us and said that Russell is a big fan of our brand and footwear. She wanted to know if we stocked size 14 or 15 and we do not, so i suggested she come with Russell to our office and we can design and build some custom shoes for him. Russell came by and he designed some of our more popular styles like the Propulsion Hi and the Discovery Boot. We picked some really dope leathers, pony hair, and suedes totaling about 10 pairs. All of the styles designed by Russell are exclusive and only available to him. 1of1 Limited Edition. Check back for pictures of the styles he designed.’

Source: www.AndroidHomme.com

I even took the time out to get a pair of the Android Homme Propulsions Hi myself in Grey

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PRETTY N POPPINGTON: Welcomes back Quinton Molanzi

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Well hello boys and girls IMMMM BAAAAACKK LOL. I have been gone for quite some time, Im able to focus on the blog and the fashion culture that I oh so dare loved, other oppurtunites were in the place of me working on my passion… but anywho now im back and I promise not to ever leave my childeren again #DSSALERT

These days you can also find me on Instagram: @Quinton_Molanzi

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These days you can also find me on Instagram: @Quinton_Molanzi

Whats Poppington: Beyonce the Humanitarian

She’s been a long-time supporter of a whole host of charitable causes. But now BeyoncĂ© has gone one step further than merely lending her name to a good cause.
The Halo hitmaker and songwriter Diane Warren have donated album track I Was Here to World Humanitarian Day. Hoping to encourage people around the globe to do something positive for others, the 30-year-old star is keen for her influence will help to shine a spotlight on humanitarian work.

BeyoncĂ© will film a video for the track at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York City in front of a live audience on August 19. ‘We all see the headlines and we think what can I really do to help?’, she said. ‘World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity for all of us to work together to make a difference. This is our time to leave our mark on the world and show that we were here and we care.’

The campaign website which launched yesterday, encourages people to share their acts of good will, in the hope the message will reach someone.
BeyoncĂ©’s latest act of good will comes after she announced plans to star in a documentary about her life and career. The Crazy In Love singer is to direct, produce and appear in the film which will include concert footage, backstage scenes and interviews with her and her loved ones about her life.

Whats Poppington: Azealia Banks for Alexander Wang

The mouthy sex-vixen Azealia Banks is getting more fashion designer bookings than your favorite top supermodel these days. Designers are something like mesmerized by the Harlem bred Azealia Banks. The in your face raw edge and mermaid hair and beautiful mocha skin its getting the buzz lately, and im so happy of that. arlier this year, she was invited to perform in Karl Lagerfeld’s home, she accompanied Alexander Wang to this year’s MET Ball and now she has just been made the newest face of Wang’s T Fall 2012 collection. The campaign video just premiered today, and it’s a one woman party packed into just under a minute of action and beauty shots straight from a 90â€Čs dance video.

In the clip, Azealia raps to her dancefloor-ready track ‘Van Vogue” while turning, twisting and gyrating in a skintight dress straight from the collection. Alexander Wang says he chose Azealia to be the muse for the collection because, “She exudes a certain rawness that makes her a very unique talent. I loved working with her on this video for T Fall 2012, and think the collaboration captures a collision of energies.”

Whats Poppington: 25 Magazine x model altruist

25 Magazine pays tribute to the model altruists, with a beautiful special portfolio by Paola Kudacki. Focusing on women with “brains, savvy and, perhaps most significantly, dedication to a cause close to their heart” the series features Iman, Anja Rubik, Veronika Varekova,Elettra Wiedemann, Coco Rocha, Petra Nemcova, Liya Kebede, Katharina Harf, Summer Rayne and Helena Christensen in striking black and white images.
All photos courtesy of 25 Magazine.

Whats Poppington: Street Artist Bansky does the Olympic Games

World renowned street artist Banksy has been busy getting ready for the Olympic Games. Banksy has paid tribute to the games by defying the police war against graffitis before the Olympics and creating two new art pieces in the streets of London.

The London police has warned that any graffitis posted before or during the Olympic Games would be systematically erased. Banksy lovers are already hot and flustered about the fact that the police might erase their beloved art. The first piece shows a javelin thrower getting ready to launch a missile and the second piece shows us a high jumper escaping from a netted and barb-wired fence.

Whats Poppington: Rihanna x Hackney x Katie Eary

Okay I happened to be watching BBC Hackney week live, it was a rocnation week, Jayz, Rihanna, Rita etc etc. Rihanna headlined at Hackney Weekend Festival last night. Rih was styled by Mel Ottenberg for her set. She wore black sunglasses with gold detail by Mercura NYC, who are known for their out-of-the-box designs. Her t-shirt is Katie Eary’s Screaming Cheetahs tee from the Spring/Summer 2012 collection. She also wore the highly coveted Nike x Kanye West Air Yeezy II’s and fishnet shorts by Jonathan Aston. Rihanna’s vintage gold necklace is from House of Lavande.

So who is Katie Eary?….and I dont mean Katy Perry

KATIE EARY IS THE LONDON-BASED DESIGNER WHO WILL SOON NEED NO INTRODUCTION – HER AGGRESSIVE BUT NOBLE MENSWEAR IS AN UNSTOPPABLE, INEVITABLE HURRICANE RIPPING ITS OWN PATH THROUGH FASHION.

IF DIFFICULT SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC TIMES SUCH AS THIS BRING WATERSHED MOMENTS, RARE CHANGES OF PERSPECTIVE THAT GRAB FASHION BY THE LAPEL AND DRAG IT INTO THE FUTURE, THEN KATIE IS THE YOUNG TALENT THAT REALLY IS THE BURGEONING VOICE, AND ATTITUDE, OF OUR GENERATION.

EARY STUDIED HER MA AT THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART AND GRADUATED IN 2008. HEAT STARTED GENERATING ALMOST IMMEDIATELY: THE FIRST CALL SHE RECEIVED WAS FROM BRITISH VOGUE. MARIO TESTINO WAS TO SHOOT HER CUSTOM-MADE PIECES ON KATE MOSS. “EVEN THE HATS,” SHE REITERATES. “I DIDN’T TRAIN TO BE A MILLINERY DESIGNER AND I DIDN’T MAKE WOMENSWEAR, YET OUT OF ALL THE PEOPLE THAT GRADUATED THAT YEAR THEY CHOSEN MY STUFF. THAT’S PRETTY INCREDIBLE.