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HLZBLZ x Naturel

HLZBLZ x Naturel

Looks like East Coast visual artist, Naturel is making his rounds with collaborations. Up next is my gurl Lanie’s HLZBLZ capsule collection with the artist inspired by a shared fascination with the concept of duality. The lookbook was modeled by singer and fellow artist, Marz Léon and shot by Alexander Gay.

The artwork by Naturel featured on the collection is a digital pattern of scattered roses and cigarette butts – both short-lived and delicate in nature, but still containing an element of danger. The 4-piece collection includes a bralette, t-shirt, hooded sweatshirt and jogger pants in varying styles of allover graphic print and black panels. Pretty dope.

HLZBLZ x NATUREL is available online and in select stores.

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Rihanna Named Global PUMA Ambassador

Rihanna Named Global PUMA Ambassador

This morning, before checking email, I was scrolling through my feed on Instagram and saw Rihanna posting a bunch of photos with hashtag #PUMA, I was speculating. Then emails came in with the news of  PUMA announcing their partnership with Rihanna with a special announcement party in Germany! This is pretty epic!

PUMA and Rihanna entered into a new multi-year partnership, kicking off in January 2015.  Rihanna will become PUMA’s global ambassador for Women’s Training and serve as the PUMA Women’s Creative Director!

Speaking about the new partnership with PUMA, Rihanna said: “It’s great to find a brand that celebrates strength and individuality. I couldn’t think of a more perfect partner to collaborate with as a creative director. I’m excited for you to see what Puma and I come up with.”

Through this partnership, Rihanna will be the face of PUMA’s Women’s Training category and will also assume the role of PUMA’s Creative Director for the category. And of course she will be the face of the the brand’s campaign, Forever Faster, featured along with many of PUMA’s world-class athletes such as Usain Bolt and Sergio Aguero. I simply can’t wait, this is so amazing! As a fan of Rihanna and PUMA, I am so excited. Are you excited?

More info and a photo of Rihanna signing on the dotted lines after the jump…

Solange x PUMA ‘Behind the Bazaar’ Footwear Collection

Solange x PUMA Behind the Bazaar Footwear Collection

Earlier this year Solange and PUMA released a special footwear collaboration, Girls of Blaze Disc, and now they’re back with their second collection under the creative direction of Solange. The first drop from the collection entitled ‘Wild Wonders‘ featuring three styles released on November 28th and the second, ‘Behind the Bazaar’ featuring two styles just released on December 13th.

Solange has enlisted the original designers to re-interpret PUMA’s seasonal themes of “Wild Rebel” and “Natural Calm” for the second collection. This collection is centered around two iconic styles for PUMA, the classic PUMA Suede and the XT2, which is a much loved favorite from the Trinomic Family. Really loving the simple “natural” colors and materials used for the second drop. Really clean and fresh.

The collections are available now at select retailers in the US and globally including Madison Beverly Hills and Exodus Goods in New Orleans.

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Air Jordan 11 Retro ‘Legend Blue’

Air Jordan 11 Retro ‘Legend Blue’

Who’s excited for the Air Jordan 11 Retro ‘Legend Blue’ release? This colorway is definitely one of the most anticipated of the year, I’m excited! Get a pair for the whole family! Get yours on Nike.com on December 20th (8am EST/5am PST). Perfect Christmas gift no?

This original colorway is a mix of patent leather and smooth leather in all white, with a tongue tag, Jumpman logo and translucent outsole tinted in Legend Blue. Tinker made it shine. Mike made it fly. You made it iconic.

More info and photos after the jump…

Valentino Hearts New York Collection

Valentino Hearts New York Collection

Valentino celebrated the recent opening of its Fifth Avenue store by unveiling a special capsule collection of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear items and accessories. The collection was exclusively designed for the occasion by Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli. Each item is designed with a red heart symbolizing the Creative Directors’ love and passion for the city of New York. A special offering for the holiday season include a Christmas ornament decorated with the red heart, and will also be available in white camouflage.

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