What’s Poppington: Myles Loftin’s “HOODED” Project

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We all know that ideas without action stay ideas and Myles Loftin has come to show that he understands that concept as well.

Myles Loftin is a 19 year old photographer who’s taking action to change the stereotypical depiction of black males.Image result for myles loftin

His recent project, HOODED, tackles the importance of positive representation, while providing a perfect example of said positive representation.

Loftin focuses on the association of the hoodie worn on black males. In contemporary American society, the hoodie is a clothing garment that seems to automatically assume a threat if on the body of a black male (see: Trayvon Martin).  Loftin seeks to take back the meaning of the hoodie through a stark contrast of the “dark, scary thug” label and that contrast is bright colors and happy young black males

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I noticed that beyond targeting the “thug” stereotype, HOODED also challenges the widespread belief that men who show any kind of femininity or emotion are gay and that being gay is terrible. I can think of about ten people off the top of my head who would automatically say these photos are “gay”. The smiles on the models’ faces are expressions of pure, unadulterated joy not held back by anyone’s definition. Those smiles show that you truly can be whatever the hell you want, that you are defined by your own self-expression.

HOODED seeks to reaffirm that black males should be able to make unsupervised fashion choices without being labeled as something negative.

Don’t sleep on our generation.

What’s Poppington: Solange Tastefully Covers Bust Magazine

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Since we’re on the natural hair appreciation train, why not talk about Solange?

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Solange is another celebrity confidently helping keep natural hair appreciation in the spotlight. Rocking what looks like a good ol’ twist out, Solange flaunts her unabashed naturalness on the cover of feminist magazine Bust.

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Previews of the editorial shoot (pictured throughout) show Solange against neutral backgrounds in some interesting pieces.

The pieces are minimalist in color and and eclectic in design at the same time, giving the entire set of photos the same vibe. It’s the perfect balance between weird and polished that Solange is known for.

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Besides gracing us with her style, readers can also expect to be graced with her words in her article titled “I am a Proud Black Feminist”. Her album “A Seat at the Table” spoke (sang, I guess) a lot of truth, so I can imagine this account will be a refreshing reflection of that same honesty.

This issue of Bust will be available March 28th.

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What’s Poppington: FENTY x Puma 2017

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In exciting fashion news, Rihanna is back with Puma for another collaborative season. This time she has previewed her Fall/Winter 2017 collection and released her Spring 2017 shoe collection as well.  Described as if Marie Antoinette went to the gym, … Continue reading

The Original Charleo as Bridged The Gap of Charleston, HipHop and The Majors

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I have been so inspired to do a post on The Original Charleo for a few months now and I feel like now is fitting especially with the holidays peeking around the corner. What is The Origin Charleo you may ask, well to answer your inquiry, it’s the authentic and official Charleston clothing brand that speaks volumes in the 843 as a whole and has now taking larger strides to other states with the interests of celebrities rocking Charleo gear for all to see. I LOVE the love and exposure Charleo Clothing is getting.

I love it because this one dream and/or vision of an official clothing line that was cultivated by the founder or founders has brought unity and support to a culture (urban culture) and city of people that is hard as hell to get support and love from. The Charleston hip-hop and entertainment scene is one that you would have to know about to speak on. If you know anything about the hip-hop and urban music scene in Charleston you would know that unity and support of fellow artist is as cold as an Antarctic draft.  Since The Original Charleo has launch I see and feel consistent love and support of the brand and a culture of people has finally pooled together to support their own through the love of being fresh to def and the culture of hip-hop.

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Who’s Poppington: Amber Rose Stole The Spotlight at The VMA’s 2014

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All I have to say is “she is a baddie”. I love Amber, Amber Rose that is. She is confident, super curvy, she embraces it with no apologies with style, sex appeal, poise, personality and beauty. Amber stole the spotlight on the red carpet of the 2014 VMA’s. Wearing a Laurel DeWitt chain dress Mrs. Rose posted “Not one single f-ck was given” on a video of her walking the red carpet yesterday. If my body looked like that after having a baby I would rock the hell out of that dress too.

If you don’t have anything nice to say, your simply a hater. That’s how I feel and that’s all that matters on PrettynPoppington. Smooches

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Whats Poppington: PrettynPoppington Wants Your Story

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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 the Humanitarian

She’s been a long-time supporter of a whole host of charitable causes. But now Beyoncé 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.

Beyoncé 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.
Beyoncé’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: Dazed: in your head Magazine

First look at Kacper Kasprzyk’s exciting exploration of the season’s best fashion and most exciting girls. Vivid, bold and filled with statement pieces styled by Robbie Spencer, the editorial crackles with life and energy. Always on the cutting edge of things Dazed showcases new face Zen on their cover and a host of the literary world’s new luminaries inside. Take an exclusive first look at the issue.

Whats Poppington: amfAR’s New York Inspiration Gala

The rich, fabulous, and famous came out to support the amFAR Gala last night, where film, fashion, music, and art all join forces for a special cause. Every year amfar raises millions of dollars for AIDS reseach and their always over the top event is always the plae to be seen. Marc Jacobs, Fergie, Hilary Swank, Scissor Sisters, a live marching band, and the Philly Eagles cheeerleaders all sprung for the attention, the atmosphere is overwhelming at times, but all in good fun. Guests were treated to an additional flight of fancy during the evening’s star-studded charity fashion show, filled to the brim with the world’s finest male models. A series of chic looks were up for auction; everything from refined Tom Ford suits, outlandish Thom Browne pieces and barely there bikinis worn with panache by some of the biz’s best bodies. Athleticism was a theme of the evening, with Olympic legend Greg Louganis leading the pack as they made their way down the runway…..sooo Poppington

Whats Poppington: Marc Jacobs plays “dress up” with Prada’s fall 2011 collection in Industrie

Okay I just want to say that I love Marc Jacobs with passion, and the fact he decided to play “dress up” with Miuccia effortless classy Prada collection, makes me adore him even more. He plays out as a Miuccia maniac. Marc dresses up in womens clothing, and shows the designer dressed in a variety of head to toe looks for Prada’s Fall 2011 Collection.

Marc, clearly a voracious Prada fan, was shot by Manuela Pavesi, Micciua’s best friend. Quoted in the spread is Miuccia herself: “Of course I like Marc dressing in Prada very much. I think he is very brave and, most important of all, he looks completely acceptable and elegant. He has a real spirit and I like his work.” He also said “I got through this dreary winter by coming to work each day dressed in Cat-in-the-hat fur boas, striped pencil skirts, hospital scrubs, correctional-facility tops and brogue/espadrille/creeper-style shoes-all Prada. Some men’s, and some from the women’s collection.” according to Katie Grand, he bought two of every skirt from the collection, one from NY and Paris…..thats our Marc.

Whats Poppington: Cassie in Nylon magazine

Straight from her Vibe Magazine shoot, Cassie is also featured in Nylon Magazine this month. Inside, she talks her new album, whether she sees herself as a model or musician, and why she cut her hair. I never hear alot about Cassie as an artist, I think she is a beautiful girl…I guess thats why Diddy or “swag” keeps her around


Tell us about your new album

It’s a cool blend of pop, hip-hop, and ska. It’s urban Gwen Stefani meets Aaliyah. I hate referencing people but if you had to compare, that’s it.

What’s your favorite track on the new album?

“Lonely Disco Ball,” which is about the end of the night when the party is done and everybody has left.

How did you transition from model to musician?

I started modeling at the age of 12. Then I moved to New York City when I where I met Ryan Leslie through friends and started recording. We did three demos and one of them was “Me and U.” At the time Myspace was booming and the song took off. Then it was number one and it stayed there for six weeks.

Do you consider yourself a model or musician?

Musician because I love being creative and letting myself be emotional in that moment.

What promoted you to shave the side of your head?

It was time for a change and I never do anything crazy to my hair.

What did your mom say?

I was worried about what she would think but then she said, “OMG!..I get to see your pretty face”

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Whats Poppington: The 2011 CFDA Awards….and guess who won fashion icon award?

It’s safe to say that Lady Gaga’s fashion sense is an acquired taste. You either love it or you hate it. Well, the 10th Annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards were held tonight in Alice Tully Hall at NYC’s Lincoln Center, and it seems like they love her style. In fact, the CFDA loves it so much, that they presented her with the Fashion Icon Award for 2011. “Fashion made me feel like a star before I was,” Gaga said during her acceptance speech. But she wasn’t the only winner of the night, check out who else got acknowledged for their savvy sartorial sensibilities:

The unofficial after party, hosted by Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti, was really in celebration of Lady Gaga’s Fashion Icon award, so LaBelle dedicated “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” to the singer. When Gaga got up to join her at the end, she’d slipped into something slightly more sheer than the black studded bustier dress she wore to the ceremony. The idea, presumably, was to be more comfortable. Instead, she wore a studded version of Peter Pan’s shadow. And Patti LaBelle probably thought here plaid wide leg pants were edgy!

Womenswear Designer of the Year: Proenza Schouler

Menswear Designer of the Year: Michael Bastian

Accessory Designer of the Year: Alexander Wang

Swarovski Award for Menswear: Robert Geller

Swarovski Award for Womenswear: Prabal Gurung

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design: Eddie Borgo

International Award: Phoebe Philo

Media Award: Hilary Alexander

Founders Award: Hal Rubenstein

Fashion Icon Award: Lady Gaga

Geoffery Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Marc Jacobs

Board of Directors’ Special Tribute: Arthur Elgort

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Whats Poppington: Li. Torres+ Centrico

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This “First Collection” shows the true essence of the firms with a turn toward the dark. The items chosen are remakes, mixing sportswear with tailoring reformulated and casual, with development of quality and craftsmanship, giving as final product with exclusive articles a high visual impact. The typologies adopted by Fabian Li, Leonardo Javier Torres and Mancuso are jackets, vests, divers and rowers.

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The boots complement average borcegos, shoes and accessories English such as belts and a scarf hood. The palette of colors-black and gray, reflecting the minimalist and the character designs. The materials are symbol of both brands, always noble, quality and processes rise design. The spending is key to this collaboration. Goat leather, nappa, Velour cloth, tweed and flannel textiles are predominant. Footwear, all made ​​of leather.