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Some of the biggest stars in the world rely on Erodney Davis and his agency, Basic White Shirt, with its roster of the world’s most sought-after Celebrity Hairstylists, Makeup Artists and Nail Artists, to look their best.
After graduating with honors from North Carolina A&T State University in 1996, Davis accepted a job at ad agency, Y&R New York, while also moonlighting as part-time personal assistant to Celebrity Makeup Artist and Author, Sam Fine.
After more than a decade developing his acute business acumen alongside visionaries from the world of advertising, beauty and fashion, Davis changed course, leaving corporate America behind with only his savings and a desire to work in a more creative capacity. A month later, he began assisting top Casting Directors in NY, Paris & Milan, helping designers like Ralph Lauren, Proenza Schouler, Alice Temperley, and J. Mendel choose the most elite models of the moment to bring their designer collections to life on the runway.
During this time, Davis experienced a full-circle moment when Sam Fine tapped him to manage Fine’s freelance bookings and eventually other clients came calling, giving rise to Davis’ boutique agency, Basic White Shirt, boasting a cadre of talented beauty professionals. Davis continued casting models for New York Fashion Week for another 8 years while simultaneously running BWS. Currently based in Brooklyn, NY, Davis’ main focus is growing his agency’s roster with select, creative clientele and managing the needs of his world-class talent.
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Sir John Celebrity Makeup Artist whose clients include Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Rowland, Erykah Badu, Viola Davis, Margot Robie, Priyanka Chopra & Gabrielle Union
Sam Fine Celebrity Makeup Artist & Author whose clients include Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Iman, Mary J. Blige, Vanessa Williams, Keri Hilson, Paula Patton, Patti Labelle & Tyra Banks
Oslyn Holder Celebrity Makeup Artist whose clients include Bette Midler, Vanessa Williams, LionBabe, Bernadette Peters, Kelly Clarkson, Tia & Tamera Mowry, Danaii Gurira, Holly Robinson Peete & Regina King
Mila Thomas Celebrity Makeup Artist whose clients include Jenifer Lewis, En Vogue, Neicy Nash, K. Michelle, Karrueche Tran, Angela Rye, Amara La Negra & Jasmine Sanders
However, it’s the work Michael has created with such companies as American Express, Nike, and the Bravo TV Network, as well as smaller businesses and individual personalities that positions his style of imagery as strong, commercial branding tools. When aligned with businesses – big and small – Michael has the ability to creatively and ingeniously produce photographs that not only perfectly represent their brand, but also command an audience’s attention.
Michael was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and graduated with a degree in Communications/Magazine Journalism from Temple University. After beginning his professional career as an entertainment journalist, he eventually discovered his passion for photography and developed much of his photography career living in New York City. Michael currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
Def Jam Recordings, the iconic label and global brand synonymous with hip-hop culture, partners with 20th Century Fox on Oct. 12th release of the Official Soundtrack to the highly-anticipated film The Hate U Give.
Def Jam Recordings’ next generation of stars, Arlissa and Bobby Sessions, join an all-star cast cast of contemporary and legendary artists including Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T, Logic, Jadakiss, and Tupac Shakur for the official soundtrack of The Hate U Give.
Arlissa and Bobby Sessions introduce new, previously unreleased songs on the soundtrack, which Variety raves, “cleverly mimics the film’s outlook by oscillating between snatches of 2Pac and modern R&B;” South London-bred, 25 year old siren Arlissa, who appeared in the August issue of Vogue, experienced her first real taste of success with her breakthrough track “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie.”
Arlissa’s defiant anthem “We Won’t Move” from The Hate U Give soundtrack garnered early buzz at the Toronto Film Festival premiere of T.H.U.G., with Toronto’s NOW exclaiming “the soulful ballad has got ‘Oscar nominee’ written all over it.”
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“It’s been a true honor to be involved in something so significant and relevant to today’s social climate…I was one of the millions of people who were deeply touched by the book, so to be able to contribute to the movie, which shines such a strong light on inequality, has been a responsibility I’ve taken with such pride and care. This is not just a film, this is education,” says Arlissa.
Fiery Dallas rapper Bobby Sessions, who NPR raves, “confronts racism with a captivating flow that’s both acrimonious and awe-inspiring,” and whose debut EP “channels the anger and despair that accompany the cycle is systematic racism” according to XXL, performs the eponymous title tune, “The Hate U Give.”
Shaping up as one of the fall season’s breakout movies, The Hate U Give stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, a teen who is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. Amandla’s original song “Always” closes out the soundtrack.
The Hate U Give also stars Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Issa Rae, KJ Apa, Algee Smith and Sabrina Carpenter, with Common, and Anthony Mackie. The film was directed by George Tillman Jr. (Notorious, Men Of Honor), and produced by Robert Teitel, George Tillman Jr., Marty Bowen, and Wyck Godfrey. The Hate U Give, whose screenplay was written by Audrey Wells (A Dog’s Purpose, Under The Tuscan Sun), is a Fox 2000 Pictures, State Street Pictures, and Temple Hill Entertainment production, distributed by 20th Century Fox.
“Mo’s music is sure to leave its mark on the states.” –VIBE
“As expected, this is a banger.” –HotNewHipHop
“Overdose,” which premiered via VIBE, is charged up by Agnez’s soulful delivery and expansive range, the track volleys between moments of R&B bliss and pure pop power. The track is off to a great start globally having quickly generated over 10 million streams to date. The song hit a number of streaming charts around the globe upon release including the Spotify Global & U.S. Top 50 alongside Spotify viral charts in over 30+ countries. “Overdose” will impact Urban Radio in America shortly.
Vaulting to the forefront of pop culture in North America and beyond, AGNEZ MO’s breakout single Coke Bottle featuring. Timbal and T.I. accumulated over 16 million views within a few months’ time. Her 2017 independent EP, X, yielded fan favorites Damn I Love You and Long As I Get Paid and received acclaim from Idolator, Vogue, Hollywood Life, and more. “Overdose” notably marks AGNEZ MO’s debut for 300 Entertainment, which she signed to earlier this year, and immediately hit 28 radio stations and shot to #1 on iTunes in Indonesia upon release.
An international force in the truest sense, AGNEZ MO made history as the most awarded Indonesian artist ever whose accolades encompass a total 170 honors. Among those, she achieved eight Panasonic Awards, five Nickelodeon Indonesia Kids’ Choice Awards, and four MTV Indonesia Awards not to mention numerous multiplatinum certifications back home. Her social presence also staggeringly eclipses 35 million cumulative followers.
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Recently, notable fashion stylist, Michael Mann, sadly passed away. His cause of death is still unknown.
Not long ago, model Draya Michele teamed up with Mann for her 360 Magazine cover. “You pushed for me. When they said I couldn’t be a fashion girl, you said I could,” asserts Draya (on a recent Instagram post). It’s evident that Mann made a sincere effort to see both his clients and loved ones reach their personal best.
“From the moment I first laid eyes on you I fell in love. One of the most captivating spirits I’ve ever met. Our journey together wasn’t perfect but it was worth it. I am in disbelief and pain writing this. Rest in Paradise my friend, I love you!,” stated Lil Mama.
Recently, a GoFundMe page was created to assist Mann’s family with costly funeral arrangements.
On day three of Style Fashion Week New York, designers, Marco Marco, FUNARI New York, Ydamys Simo, Emma Altman, BBTC / Love Baby J, Chick, Father Akki and Smock Me showcased SS’19 designs at the Manhattan Center. Guests of the shows additionally enjoyed performances by Chloe Maggs presented by Vezt Music App. Essentia Water kept attendees, models and designers hydrated throughout the night. Models were beautified by Davines. Guests, VIP’s and socialites enjoyed Tipsy Girl Wines as they viewed the season’s latest collections. Decor was provided by Jimmy DeLaurentis.
THE COLLECTIONS™ announced today the return of internationally recognized designer, Sid Neigum, who will premiere his Spring/Summer 2019 collection exclusively in the P2 (parking garage) of Yorkville Village, 136 Yorkville Ave at 9:30 P.M. as the finale show of the first day of Toronto Fashion Week and RE\SET™ 004, September 4, 2018.
“This feels like the right time to return to Toronto to showcase my new collection at RE\SET™ at Toronto Fashion Week. Canada is having a fashion moment, and I want to support the fashion industry and help garner awareness internationally for what’s happening here at home.” States Sid Neigum, founder and designer, Sid Neigum.
Opening RE\SET™ 004 on Tuesday, Sept 4, at 4:00 P.M. THE COLLECTIONS™ will welcome another unprecedented presentation by internationally renowned Mikhael Kale, who will unveil select pieces from the FW18 collection, exclusively available at Hudson’s Bay, as well as his Spring/Summer 2019 collection inside the iconic Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), 100 Queen’s Park, presented by Toronto Fashion Week and RE\SET™, in patnership with the Royal Ontario Museum. The official ticket sponsor for Kale’s show, Mantella Corporation, will offer complimentary access to the first 100 individuals of the public. Kale’s presentation, inspired by the notion of repurposing structure, and will debut technical wrapping and tying in a way that limited the design process, with garments displaying new life from previous shape..
“I recognize how critical it is to support the Canadian fashion industry and am dedicated to the ongoing support of Canadian fashion designers.” States Sylvia Mantella, Chief Marketing Officer, Mantella Corporation.
Both Neigum and Kale are established Canadian designers and bring with them an impressive portfolio of press attention from major international outlets including Vogue, alongside a long list of loyal celebrity fans including Beyoncé, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid, among many others. The return of Neigum and Kale to Toronto Fashion Week under the RE\SET™ platform, after having presented their collections in international markets including New York, Paris and London, marks a major milestone for THE COLLECTIONS™ and RE\SET™.
Neigum and Kale’s shows at RE\SET™ 004 will act as headlining shows with unparalleled production value, of which THE COLLECTIONS™ have built their reputation on.
“Toronto is the fashion capital of Canada and we are beyond excited two of the country’s biggest talents have decided to showcase their SS’19 collections at RE\SET™,” states Dwayne Kennedy, co-founder and fashion director at THE COLLECTIONS™. “Canadian designers deserve international acclaim, and we are committed to creating the platform for which they can showcase their collections and successfully build their brands.”
RE\SET™ 004’s full designer calendar is now available for viewing via reset.fashion marking the largest and most diverse line-up to date. With internationally renowned designers including New York based Daniel Gregory Natale and Victoria Hayes, alongside emerging ones-to-watch, WIL Studios and Namesake, RE\SET™ 004 will present a robust line-up of Canadian fashion talent, solidifying its place on the global fashion calendar.
All RE\SET™ and Toronto Fashion Week presentations will be supported by
beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart lead make-up artist Simone Otis. Hair will be provided by Redken Fifth Avenue New York, and lead by Jorge Joao.
Luc Belaire is proud to present BELAIRE LUXE ROSÉ the fourth cuve in its smash-hit portfolio, launching with rap artist Young Thug as the official brand ambassador. This captivating new creation joins the brand’s signature Belaire Rosé exquisite Belaire Gold, and wildly popular Belaire Luxe, and reinforces Belaire’s meteoric rise in the wine world, earning the brand its claim as the world’s fastest-growing French sparkling wine.
Belaire’s impressive trajectory has been galvanized by its affinity with globally recognized music stars like Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Steve Aoki, Post Malone, Dave East, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and G Herbo, among others. They are part of an ambassador network of more than 200 influential personalities that support Belaire around the world. Each ambassador – whether a top recording artist, DJ, producer or social media influencer – works with Belaire as a collaborator, with the iconic bubbly brand supporting the ambassador. Today, Belaire is excited to welcome trend-setting rapper Young Thug to its family as the official brand ambassador for BELAIRE LUXE ROSÉ. To celebrate the partnership, Young Thug stars in a commercial for LUXE ROSÉ with guest appearances from Rick Ross and DJ Khaled.
CLICK HERE to watch Young Thug launch Luxe Rosé with a little help from DJ Khaled and Rick Ross.
Brett Berish, CEO of Sovereign Brands, owners of Luc Belaire, states, “Belaire Luxe Rose is an exciting new addition to our family of wines, and we are looking forward to introducing it to our fans. I’m beyond excited to welcome Young Thug to our Belaire family, with the perfect timing around our release of our new cuve. We’re big fans, and we feel that his distinctive style in music and fashion is sure to ignite interest in Luxe Rosé.
BELAIRE LUXE ROSÉ is a stunning wine that perfectly complements the existing Belaire range, combining the fresh fruit aromas of the best-selling Belaire Rosé with the richness of Belaire Luxe and the crystal-clear bottle and embossed foil labels of Belaire Gold. Made at the brand’s award-winning winery in Provence, Belaire Luxe Rose is crafted from a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault grapes with a dosage of oak-aged Syrah for an exquisite deep pink color. Fresh strawberry and raspberry aromas, berry flavors and a slight touch of wood on the palate give this delectable wine the perfect finish. Belaire Luxe Rose epitomizes the qualities that have made Belaire’s wines so popular: classic taste, superb drinkability, and striking, stylish packaging.
Of his new role, Young Thug states, “I’m a trendsetter, I redefine the rules and I challenge the status quo. That’s what matters to me. Belaire is a brand which speaks to that outlook and that aesthetic. I tasted the Luxe Rose and I was blown away – it really has it all, the taste and the style. The opportunity to be part of the Belaire family came up and I jumped at it! I’m looking forward to redefining the landscape together.”
Young Thug is represented by United Talent Agency, who brokered the deal on his behalf. This continues to be Young Thug’s breakout year, which includes his Young Stoner Life compilation project Slime Language, recently released to critical acclaim, as well as his four nominations at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, where his mega crossover hit Havana with Camila Cabello is recognized for Video of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Song, and Best Choreography.
Luxe Rosé is an extraordinary wine from grape to glass, and like its new champion Young Thug, is tailor-made to please crowds, anytime of year. The cuv will be rolling out to select retailers, restaurants and nightclubs around the world in August.
For more information and to stay updated on upcoming events, fans are encouraged to visit LucBelaire.com and join the conversation by following @OfficialBelaire and tagging #Belaire on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
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Nicki Minaj Covers September Issue of Vogue Arabia.
A fully-fledged member of rap’s fashion royalty, Nicki Minaj, who has more than 90 million followers on Instagram, has returned following a hiatus of nearly four years to drop her fourth album, Queen. In this moment when the fashion industry discusses inclusivity, diversity, and equality, it was only fitting that the cover story was shot in New York, just a few days before the Met Gala, by an all female-team. Renowned photographer Emma Summerton was behind the lens, while the styling was done by Anna Katsanis and overseen by Vogue Arabia fashion director Katie Trotter. The hair and makeup looks were created by Kim Kimble and Sheika Daley respectively.