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SPOTLIGHT: Parisian Youth Culture by Raphaël Année

Raphaël Année, a young photographer and graphic designer hailing from France, is one of the flourishing members of the Parisian art crew, “The Coolege.”

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Marvin Gaye was born 75 years ago today in Washington, D.C. I can hardly believe that he was stolen from us 30 years ago. He is shown here, looking as smooth as ever in 1966. Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.

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Marvin Gaye was born 75 years ago today in Washington, D.C. I can hardly believe that he was stolen from us 30 years ago. He is shown here, looking as smooth as ever in 1966. Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.

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FASHION: Luis Carvalho Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook

Marbleized fabrics x metallics + relaxed tailoring and casual silhouettes = Luis Carvalho’s Spring 2014 ‘Shelter’ collection.

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beyonce:

Dereon 2010
Photo Credit: Tony Duran
Tattoo Art: Ash Wood

beyonce:

Dereon 2010

Photo Credit: Tony Duran

Tattoo Art: Ash Wood

vintageblackglamour:

Happy Birthday Billy Dee Williams! 77 years of #smooth! He was born William December Williams in Harlem with his twin sister Loretta and graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, the school that would later become known for the film and the television series, “Fame.” He was on scholarship at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Design when he returned to the acting he dabbled in as a child. He spent a few years doing small roles in theater before getting his first film role in the 1959 film, “The Last Angry Man.” Many of us swoon and think of Mr. Williams’s in “Lady Sings the Blues” and “Mahogany” with Diana Ross of course. However, the breakthrough role that opened the door for those parts was in the film “Brian’s Song,” as Chicago Bears football player, Gale Sayers. The film was based on Mr. Sayer’s friendship with his teammate, Brian Piccolo, who died of cancer at age 26 in 1970. Mr. Williams told Roger Ebert in 1975, “Right before “Brian’s Song” there was a period when I was very despondent, broke, depressed, my first marriage was on the rocks. The role of Gale Sayers had been cast with Lou Gossett, and then he hurt himself playing basketball. I was called in to read for the role. I was their last choice, and I knew it. I was very down, and I read the role that way, and the chemistry with Caan was good, so they hired me. That was the turning point. Sometimes I think there are spiritual forces that guide me and protect me, and know where to take me.” Photo: People magazine.

vintageblackglamour:

Happy Birthday Billy Dee Williams! 77 years of #smooth! He was born William December Williams in Harlem with his twin sister Loretta and graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, the school that would later become known for the film and the television series, “Fame.” He was on scholarship at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Design when he returned to the acting he dabbled in as a child. He spent a few years doing small roles in theater before getting his first film role in the 1959 film, “The Last Angry Man.” Many of us swoon and think of Mr. Williams’s in “Lady Sings the Blues” and “Mahogany” with Diana Ross of course. However, the breakthrough role that opened the door for those parts was in the film “Brian’s Song,” as Chicago Bears football player, Gale Sayers. The film was based on Mr. Sayer’s friendship with his teammate, Brian Piccolo, who died of cancer at age 26 in 1970. Mr. Williams told Roger Ebert in 1975, “Right before “Brian’s Song” there was a period when I was very despondent, broke, depressed, my first marriage was on the rocks. The role of Gale Sayers had been cast with Lou Gossett, and then he hurt himself playing basketball. I was called in to read for the role. I was their last choice, and I knew it. I was very down, and I read the role that way, and the chemistry with Caan was good, so they hired me. That was the turning point. Sometimes I think there are spiritual forces that guide me and protect me, and know where to take me.” Photo: People magazine.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Albus by Justin Dingwall

Albus is a beautiful ongoing portrait project between photographer and  a South African model named Thando Hopa, a legal prosecutor who is using her visibility to address the negative perceptions surrounding albinism.

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Radiant#beautiful the way GOD made her

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FASHION: Mary Katrantzou Fall/Winter 2014

Mary Katrantzou proved she is not a one trick pony with her new collection for fall/winter 2014. Gone were the digital prints of yore and in was a lush regalia of emblems: tiny tvs, hearts, squirrels, clocks… 

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Timeless pieces

I know better now I can do better.

I know better now I can do better.

I’m praying for all of you who are in my life because you want to be.

I’m praying for all of you who are in my life because you want to be.