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How Rihanna’s night turned into Beyonce’s

Last week was the MTV’s Video Music Awards (VMAs) where Rihanna was honored by getting the VMA’s Vanguard Award. She got to perform 4 sets of medleys, each one with a specific tone. She was, however,  “dethroned” by Beyonce whose performance was on everybody’s lips the day after. Queen Bey made a huge impression on the red carpet, where she showed up not only accompanied by her daughter Blue Ivy but also by Mike Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden-Head;  Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton; Oscar Grant’s mother, Wanda Johnson; and Eric Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr. (billboard.com) She also got to interpret most of the songs from her mini-album Lemonade in a near 17 minutes performance !!  She celebrated her womanhood, her motherhood and especially her blackness. Congratulations to Beyonce for getting 8 awards that night and being the talk of the town the day after. All this while maintaining that aura of mystery around her. This is what you call true star power! Sorry Rihanna! It was supposed to be your night. And let’s not talk about …

New Collaboration Alert | Givenchy x Erykah Badu

I was nicely surprised when I saw the new Givenchy campaign featuring Erykah Badu. Not that I don’t see her as fashionable, but I didn’t think she would be the kind of person to hang around Riccardo Tisci‘s circle. Besides in term of muses, he already has Ciara, Mariacarla Boscono & Lea T. Joined by Maria Borges, Riley, and Asia Chow, this campaign can be considered as the first featuring only women of colors. A milestone in the representation of WOC in fashion? Source : rackkandruin.blogspot.fr Read More : Celebrity Endorsement | Lady Gaga x Versace More  of Celebrity Endorsements

Lorde : The Anti-Miley

Who’s Lorde, you might ask yourself? Lorde, born Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor, is the new music sensation. You might not know who she is, or what she looks like, but you have probably heard her new song “Royals”. By debuting at the n.1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, beating out Katy Perry‘s “Roar” and Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball“, it made Lorde the youngest female artist (at 16) to get such an achievement since Tifanny in 1987.