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Could a spark of competition from the wardrobe of Brittney Spear’s “The Circus” tour  be the inspiration behind Beyonce’s revamps? 

"The Circus" sketches, Courtesy of

"The Circus" sketches, Courtesy of britneyspearcircus.net

That’s what some media outlets are speculating.

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Thierry Mugler's sketches for World Tour, Courtesy of 944 Magazine

"Warrior"Courtesy of WWD

Warrior and the Woman, Courtesy of WWD

Sketches have been released of from Beyonce’s up and coming 2009 World Tour wardrobe. Though the drawings come after the “Like a Circus” singer, they have a unique flair of their own.

 Apparently Beyonce saw some of French designer Thierry Mugler’s work at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute’s “Superheroes” exhibit in May, 2008. From there Mugler signed on to be the creative advisor and costume designer of the “Diva” singer’s tour. 

The designer told WWD that the costumes are “‘the duality between being a woman and a warrior. Feminine. Free. Warrior. Fierce.”

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I remember watching rapper Snoop Dogg’s show on the E! Network “FatherHood.” I also remember his wife Shante Broadus talking about her desire to start her own clothing line. What I did not know was that Mrs. Dogg’s line is already hitting the catwalks and sidewalks. 

Co Co Ri was released over the summer. BET featured the line in their fashion appreciation show “Rip the Runway.”

Broadus’s pieces in the clothing line are colorful. I also appreciate the fact that the clothing is tailor towards a variety of body types. However, the some clothing does not look realistic or well made. Many of the pieces look like they are of thin fabric. Having a shirt that looks attractive is nice, but, if it is only good for deep layering, it won’t go far. In addition to texture, some pieces are bold but they almost cross the line of looking like costumes.

Though it needs  revisions before its next season release, Coco Ri is on its way of marking a mark in the world of fashion.

 

Courtesy of Style List.com

Courtesy of Style List.com

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In 2004, Victoria Secret launched its PINK collection, a part of the VS brand that is geared towards young women. In June of 2008, Victoria’s Secret partnered with The Collegiate Licensing Company to launch the PINK Collegiate Collection. This collection showcased college names and logos on merchandise such as tote bags, sweat suits and accessories. Though this was a great honor for college students. However, scholars at Historically Black Colleges and Universities realized that their schools were not included.

According to Black Enterprise, Amelia Reid, a sophomore at Howard University, emailed Victoria’s Secret about their lack of a HBCU line. She received a discouraging email in return. As a result, Reid began a group on Facebook called “HBCU Ladies Wear Victoria’s Secret Pink Too.” By July, the group had 400 members.

The popularity of the Facebook group made its way to chief operating officer for PINK, Richard A. Dent III. Enterprise reported that he messaged Reid. “I reached out to her because she was a fan of the brand. I wanted her to know that we were not being insensitive, and we did have a plan,” said Dent.

Since then, VS has released a HBCU line. This morning in the cafe at school I saw a girl wearing one of the Hampton University sweatshirts. I am sorry guys……….but………the sweatshirt was u-g-l-y! How much does these sweatshirts cost? Over $30 each. For that amount of money the clothing should look better. Since my school has block VS online for some sexually scared reason, I cannot post a photo. I can tell you that the hoodie was white with a small pink “P”on the heart. On the back it said “GO HAMPTON” in blue letters. For $30 or more, the hoodie could have, no SHOULD have have more graphics. I am so disappointed right now. 

Also, I have heard many complaints about finding the apparel. Supposedly you can only find it in the surrounding cities where the school is located. This is understandable- why have a Florida A&M University tote bag in California. Still, can someone tell me if you can purchase the HBCU clothing online?

I would check myself but, you know…..my school blocked the website.

 

FAMU's Hoodie-Courtesy of Google Images

FAMU's Hoodie-Courtesy of Google Images

 

 

Howard University-courtesy of Goggle Images

Howard University-courtesy of Goggle Images

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Did you know that former Danity Kane member Aubrey O’Day had a clothing line?

I didn’t…..

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