Bel Air Athletics Summer Hoops Collection

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Basketball season is back! To commemorate the return of the NBA, Will Smith’s streetwear brand Bel-Air Athletics just dropped their special “Summer Hoops” Collection which pays homage to his “Fresh Prince” character’s high school hoops career.

To celebrate the return of the NBA season this week, Will Smith’s streetwear brand Bel-Air Athletics is announcing the release of the brand’s “Summer Hoops” clothing collection, which is now available on the Bel-Air Athletics site while supplies last.

The collection is anchored by the Official Bel-Air Academy Basketball Jersey, which is inspired by the bright yellow jersey that Smith wore throughout The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as the star athlete of the fictional Bel-Air Academy.

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Beyond the traditional yellow jersey, the Summer Hoops Collection also features classic silhouettes in bold colors and fun prints, including the playful Bel-Air Academy Paisley Basketball Jersey and the Holcombe Rucker Warmup Suit.

Bel Air Athletics Summer Hoops Collection

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For years, fans have been clamoring for authentic jerseys and now Bel-Air Athletics is tapping into the nostalgia and offering several official versions of the iconic jersey with prices ranging from $65 – $130.

For old times sake, check out some “Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air” high school hoops highlights featuring Will and Alphonso Ribeiro below:

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Black queer folks have been revolutionizing fashion for years.

Ball culture alone, which has received more attention thanks to shows like FX’s Pose and HBO Max’s Legendary, demonstrates the many ways Black queer and trans people have always stretched the imagination when it comes to looks, configuration, and execution.

Today, Black queer folks are carrying on tradition with their own fashion brands and creative publications.

Pride Month is no better time to get into it.

As people around the world celebrate the history of LGBTQ rights it’s important to know that Black queer folks have always been at the forefront of movements — whether the Civil Rights movement of the ’50s and ’60s or the LGBTQ liberation movement of the ’60s and ’70s. Till this day, Black queer and trans people still face barriers with employment and housing alone, making it more important than ever to support Black queer-owned brands.

Below are a few stylish brands that can turn you into a loyal customer.

Specialties range from streetwear, sunglasses, t-shirts, and even menstruation-proof underwear.

Check out some of the amazing brands below and be sure to support them during Pride Month and beyond.

1. Stuzo Clothing

“Stuzo Clothing is a gender free clothing company designed to invoke thought and emotion. Our brand is for the non-conforming and bold at heart. Our pieces are gender free as we prefer to call them because clothes don’t have any organs last time we checked. We are inspired by love, people and life.”

https://www.stuzoclothing.com/

2. Style Is Freedom

“We are a clothing brand that manufactures premium streetwear garments.  We aim to release 2-3 collections per year. All of our garments are made from premium fabrics as we take much pride in producing fine garments that will last a lifetime.”

https://styleisfreedom.com/

3. Burkinabaé

“We are an accessory brand based in Los Angeles, California. At Burkinabae we believe that personal style is the first impression made, an impression before a word is even said! SO…SAY IT IN STYLE.”

https://burkinabae.com/collections/all

4. Bye Gender (formerly Trans Is Beautiful)

A shirt and tank top brand where “A portion of all proceeds go towards the ByeGender Trans Wellness Fund.”

http://transisbeautiful.storenvy.com/

5. Coco & Breezy

“Coco and Breezy Eyewear was founded in 2009 by twin designers Corianna and Brianna Dotson. Their early designs were an instant hit in the entertainment and fashion world, and can be found in most major publications, e.g. Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.”

https://cocoandbreezy.com/

6. miguel Antoinne

“miguel Antoinne is a luxury designer men’s clothing brand. Our commitment is to excellence. We employ prudent tailoring standards in the construction of each garment. Our discipline is to be meticulous in our attention to detail.”

https://miguelantoinne.com/menswear/

7. Pyramid Seven Underwear

“Pyramid Seven LLC is a Chicago-based company that creates boxer briefs for periods, not gender. For us, this means that an individual can identify anywhere on the gender spectrum and menstruate…Our underwear allows a person to wear any available menstrual product comfortably inside our boxer briefs without worrying about leakage, bagginess or discomfort.” 

https://www.pyramidseven.com/

8. DapperQ

“DapperQ is one of the world’s most widely read digital queer style magazines and is a preeminent voice in queer fashion and beauty. We inspire people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender presentations to think differently about both queer fashion and beauty as art and visual activism, and ultimately have a deeper, more fulfilling relationship with style.”

https://www.dapperq.com/

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After a bit of a hiatus, Cupcakke is making a comeback to music and it’s fierce.

Back in May, the Chicago rapper released a double music video for her two songs “Grilling Ni**as” and “Lawd Jesus”, giving some of the best bars of her career.

And the looks were top-notch as well.

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Cupcakke makes a return not too long after she announced that she was quitting the music industry. According to Billboard, in September of last year, Cupcakke went on Instagram Live and said she was worried about “corrupting the youth” with her graphic sexual songs. She explained that whenever she drops a sexual tune it “overpowers the ‘non-sexual’ music,” and she said that she worried the “media” and society wouldn’t accept her body type. She also went on to reveal that she lost $700,000 in a casino and ended up developing “a very bad gambling addiction.”

But despite all her struggles, the 23-year-old is back in music and celebrating life.

She even seems to be embracing her body more. Cupcakke might as well be the unofficial spokeswoman for Fashion Nova Curve — a line specifically geared towards plus-size women — considering she rocks them all the time.

We’re definitely not mad.

Check out some of her beautiful and sexy fits below and be on the look-out for more music in the future.

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Zendaya never really disappoints when it comes to her red carpet looks — but for Sunday night’s Emmy Awards, she totally outdid herself. The Euphoria star hit the red carpet in a stunning, sheer, green corset topped off with soft, flowy ruby red wavy hair.

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Although she’s just a presenter at this year’s show, next year her show Euphoria is eligible for nominations. Either way, we’re just happy to see such magic and beauty coming at bus all at once. But Zendaya is far from new to this. She’s true to this.

Ever since she stepped on the scene as a Disney star,  Z has been one of the young stars that kids could look up to. The older she got, the actress became gold woman fashion goals. Before Kylie Jenner tried to convince folks that she was the queen of hair, Zendaya has been showing and proving, hunty.

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In honor of the star’s STUNNING red carpet look,  let’s take a look back at some of her hair moments that we all wanted to copy after.

1. Yasss, pixie!

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Z looks good in every hair style. But this Blond Pixie is a whole look.

2. This!

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Let’s take a moment to appreciate this badass-ness.

3. Unforgettable

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This wild from moment from the 2017 Met Gala is everything.

4. Regal

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These braids though.

5. Top Knot Envy

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You can’t go wrong with a top knot. But for some reason, Z’s always looks effortless.

6. Come Through Sis!

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Zendaya may have to bring this one back!

7. Bobbin’ It

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This bob moment at the 2016 Met Gala solidified Z as a hair icon.

8. Curly Gang

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So. Much. Hairrrr.

9. Wavy

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Zendaya is the best thing to happen to finger waves since Missy Elliott.

10. Cut Life

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Z always gives us life when rocking the short cuts.

11. Cornrow Connoisseur

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Zendaya was rocking her rows before it became a Hollywood trend.

12. Grown

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This ‘do gives Z a more mature, boss woman look. We like it.

Today marks a major milestone for one of Hollywood’s favorite young stars.

Mr. Jaden Smith has finally reached the big two, one.

It seems like it was just yesterday he was snatching hearts with his breakout role in The Pursuit of Happyness with pops Will Smith. Now, the 21-year-old has built a successful acting and music career with memorable roles and blockbuster tracks. Just last week, he proved his staying power with the release of his second album Erys. Jaden even plays his part in activism, having donated a water filtration system to Flint, Michigan, which is still recovering from their unclean water crisis.

Of course, his star parents are already celebrating their son before Jaden could even post on social media. His mom Jada Pinkett Smith wrote on Instagram with a video, “After my first trimester… being pregnant with you were some of the happiest moments of my life. You were tangible joy. When you were born you became my first experience of tangible love.”

Will went the more funny route, writing, “Jaden is 21 today!! The equation still astounds me… Love + Tequila = a Person. 🙂 Happy Bday, J-Diggy.”

Along with the music, movies and his celebrity parents, Jaden is also known for his daring fashion sense. Over the years, he’s stunned red carpets or made headlines for rocking the most unconventional outfits.

I mean, the man dressed up in a whole a$$ white Batman suit for his “Batman” music video.

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He’s definitely one artist not afraid to go there.

Scroll down for some more Jaden fashion moments that amazed, pushed the envelope or were just plain funny.

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For the past few weeks, major designers have been unveiling their Spring-Summer 2020 menswear collections across Europe. Things came to a head during Paris Fashion Week Men’s, and the looks didn’t disappoint.

Everyone from Louis Vuitton to Raf Simons revealed some interesting threads, and even celebs like Solange came to support the runway shows.

Meanwhile, models, celebs and designers pushed their creativity with some captivating looks.

But despite the avant-garde feels of the week, of course, there were some fashion moments that might’ve pushed the envelope a little too far…like past the mailman and into the stratosphere.

Hit the flip for ten looks that’ll either have you praising the innovation or asking the question “is that a kite on his shoulder?” Then, let us know if you’d cop the fit or if you’re content with doing fashion your own way.

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The 2019 BET Awards weekend kicks off yesterday, and it’s crazy to think that the show has been around for nearly 20 years! That means 18 years of the flyest, dopest and wackest fashion moments you’ve ever seen in your life. Fashion trends change every year,  but It’s safe to say that this year will be one of the most powerful moments of blackness we’ve seen in a while.

Black awards shows are known for having the boldest, Blackest style moments out of all the red carpets out there. It’s only right to show up in your bestest when you’re celebrating your people. Whether it’s good, bad or indifferent — the style at the black awards shows are usually a fashion force to be reckoned with.

From trashy to wacky — check out some of the wildest fashion moments in BET Awards history.

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Retailer’s Lingerie Collection Is For Women Of All Complexions

E-commerce retailer LIVELY has debuted a line of lingerie that celebrates diversity of shape and skin tone.

The new “Go Nude” collection comes in five skin-mimicking shades that were picked by the brand’s more than 70,000 strong online community, with bra sizes that go up to 44DDD/46DD.

“We took inspiration from athleisure and combine it with the functionality of lingerie,” Michelle Cordeiro Grant, founder & CEO of LIVELY told BOSSIP. “We believe we are the bridge between high style and ultimate comfort.”

All of the line’s bras are $35, and the panties are $10, Grant said.

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The former retail executive said she decided to start LIVELY after noticing a void in the lingerie industry for inclusive styles that she’d want her own daughter to wear – and added that the bras were great for new moms.

“How do we start to embrace our uniqueness as opposed to aspiring to be a supermodel and constantly feeling disappointed in ourselves?” Grant said she asked herself while conceiving LIVELY.

Besides lingerie, LIVELY sells swimwear and has a new loungewear line dropping this month.

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The biggest party in fashion is just around the corner, and if you’re like us, you’re pretty much feigning to see what the star’s are wearing to this year’s Met Gala.

“Met gala is tmwroooooooooo can’t wait to see all the fits. I’m rating to God riri makes an appearance”-  @flowersofhs

“Can’t wait to see which celebs just don’t follow the theme for the met gala this year and look like shit”- @serendipitty

Staying to true to tradition, the Met Gala — also known as the Costume Institute Benefit — will be taking place on the first Monday of May at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Celebs like Rihanna and Cardi B slayed last year’s “Heavenly Bodies” theme. Male stars like Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan showed up and showed out last year, too.

The theme for the Costume Institute’s spring 2019 exhibition will be Camp: Notes on Fashion.” The party and the accompanying exhibit, opening Thursday, comes from a Susan Sontag essay published in 1964. In a recent video for Vogue, Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour, said of the theme :

“The only advice I ever really give to [Costume Institute director] Andrew [Bolton] is, whatever the title of the exhibition is, make sure that everybody understands it immediately. Has created a little bit of confusion.”

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Michael Mamp, fashion professor at Central Michigan University:

“Camp is about stepping outside of the boundaries of what society typically expects.And you see more and more people pushing against those boundaries, especially with gender . Dress and fashion is an incredibly powerful tool to explore that. When we look at early films, particularly of the 1930s, we see these celebrations of beauty that is exaggerated and clearly artificial.”

He added:

“Camp uses the artificial to express the authentic. When you look at camp iconography, it’s about individuals who have been willing and who have tried — either through mannerism, or dress, or performance — to step outside of their prescribed box or gender expectation.”

There are lots of ways to approach this year’s theme, and we can’t wait to see how stars will pull it off. But some of the looks from last year’s show still has us gagging.

Tickets for the 2019 Gala are reportedly selling for $35,000 and table prices start at $200,000. Last year’s gala raised more than $13 million for the Costume Institute, money that goes towards future exhibits, conservation of the costumes, and purchasing outfits and accessories.

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Try prepping yourself for this year’s slayage by taking a look back at some of the best looks from the show over the years.

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R& B Singer Launches New Clothing Line, “Jeff Redd Apparel”

He’s known for looking dapper on stage, and now New Jack Swing singer Jeff Redd is bringing his sharp suits to the masses.

The singer, known for his hit “You Called and Told Me,” from the “Strictly Business” soundtrack, has launched his own line of custom made suits, called “Jeff Redd Apparel.”

Redd said his look was inspired by the performers he watched growing up, like The Temptations, James Brown and Jackie Wilson.

“Those guys were always dressed on stage, and I wanted to bring that concept to my apparel,” Redd told BOSSIP. “I’m just taking a page out of the 60s and 70s when guys would get dressed up…It’s really about bring the man back to being a gentleman.”

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But Redd said the line will also be affordable, with suit jackets costing around $125 and entire suits retailing for about $200.

“With custom made, you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg for it,” Redd said. “Everything for me doesn’t always have to be overpriced.”

The Mount Vernon-raised crooner said he’s getting the clothing line for previews later on this summer and plans to launch it through his website in the fall.

He also said he’d like to eventually branch out into accessories and skin care.