Wednesday, September 05, 2012

VogueVoters | DNC 2012 Michelle Obama + Voter Registration Forms

Dressed In Trecy Resse, First Lady Michelle Obama showed up and showed out at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. During her classy and poised speech, First Lady discussed universal issues and revealed President Obama's plan to attack these pressing matters. Watch the First Lady's brilliant oration below, and Download the Voters Registration form. Be An Informed Voter. 

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

9. 4. 9. 1 | D-Day

Everybody wants to be a star, but do they have what it takes? 

As seen on "The Vampire Diariesand "Tyler Perry's House of Payne," VOGUE|Diaspora presents DESIREE.
 Born and raised in the beautiful South Florida, this Actress, Singer, Dancer, and Songwriter is on her way to fame and fortune. The striving superstar recently signed with one of LA's top acting agency, and is preparing to acquire her first recording deal. She is amazing! With potential to excel in all realms of entertainment, DESIREE is one of Tomorrow's Star Today.

Monday, September 03, 2012

New | Music: Kevin DuRap?

Jay Z, I mean KD got BARS!!!!!

Many may know Kevin Durant as one of the premiere players in the NBA. With his cool demeanor on the court, we would assume that this young man's hobbies included everything but rapping. However, these assumption are far from the truth for Durant  blessed the booth with his exclusives on Privaledge's "Rolls Royce" single. This isn't the first time KD got his J. Cole on...and something tells me that it won't be his last. Check out KD The Rapper...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Fashion Forward | Kelly Rowland Spotted in Victoria Beckham

International superstar, Kelly Rowland was spotted in Australia at the David Jones S/S 2013 launch. But who cares what she was doing when we can fawn over how she looked! Check out Ms. Rowland looking chic, sexy, and perfectly lady-like in a classic Victoria Beckham dress.  


Fashion | Spread: Dasha poses in "Body Talk" for Modern Weekly China

Summer is coming to an end.

As a result, I wanted to post a summer inspired editorial on Vogue | Diaspora to inspire our readers to do something extravagant before embracing Fall. 

Check it out.

Today In Music | Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, Sammie & More

Lupe dropped his third single, "Lamborghini Angels", DJ Khaled teamed up with Kanye West and Rick Ross in his new video, "I Wish You Would," and Sammie debuted his newest single, "Insomnia."

Friday, August 10, 2012

Fall | Fashion: “The Return Of The Pant” staring Julia Nobis

With Fall is  quickly approaching in full force FASHION!!! So ladies, take a look at US Harper’s Bazaar August 2012's editorial on how to efficiently rock pants this autumn. 

New | Video: "3:16am" Jhene Aiko

Jhene Aiko takes us to a dark place in her new "3:16am" video. While exploring her inner gloom, this beauty uses her soothing voice to confront that place we all stray away from...Check it out.
Creepy or What???

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Fashion | Forward: Miley Cyrus Covers Marie Claire

Miley Cyrus has officially stepped out of her Disney Channel day. The 19 year old, who is engaged to Australian actor, Liam Hemsworth, has stunned the world in Marie Claire's September 2012 issue. 
This is Everything You Want | Everything You Need. 

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Today In Music | Kendrick Lamar, Kirko Bangz, Chris Brown, Beyonce + More

Fashion | Spread: Vogue UK goes Gold for 2012 Olympics

If there was a Fashion Olympics, I'm sure that Alexander McQueen (RIP), Burberry, and Victoria Beckham would win gold medals. 

However since the Olympics are reserved for athletes, Vogue UK decided to use their September 2012 issue to celebrate this year's London Olympics by paying homage to UK's great designers. 

Check out how Vogue UK used super models, Naomi Campbell & Kate Moss, to honor Great Britain's fashion greats in their "Midas Touch" spread

Lookin' Good | Lookin' Good: NeNe Leakes in DENIM Magazine

 This month Real Housewives of Atlanta powerhouse, Nene Leakes, set the cover of DENIM Magazine's one-year anniversary issue on fire. 
Clad in the best fashions, Nene gives us Everything We Want | Everything We Need. 
You don't believe me??? 
Take a look for yourself.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Eva Longoria Shows Her Support For President Obama At The Florida Women's Summit

The beautiful actress showed her support for the Democratic party in Miami, Florida.

Rockin' a royal blue dress and black heels, Ms. Longoria participated greatly in supporting President Obama's re-election.

Check out some PICS!

Friday, August 03, 2012

Dominique Dawes gets Emotional When Speaking On Gabby Douglas's Win [video]

Before Gabrielle Douglas of Newport News, Virginia broke records and made history, Dominique Dawes was the first and only African-American gymnast to earn an Olympic gold medal.

Ray-Ban Urges You To NEVER HIDE:

As part of an encouraging notion basically telling people to be themselves, the popular glasses company Ray-Ban have launched a series of ads over the past few months.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

New | Video | Keyshia Cole ft. Lil Wayne | Enough of No Love

Just in case you missed it, yesterday songstress Keyshia Cole did release the visuals to her newest track Enough of No Love. If you're not familiar with the piece already, Keyshia teamed up with Lil Wayne to produce a hot one. It almost reminds me of the glorious days when she rocked red-hair. Check it out & tell us what you think. 

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

New | Music: K. Michelle "Kiss My Ass"

"I'm so tired of paying these bills for you
And that chick keep saying she pregnant too
Hope that baby don't look like neither one of you
Now that's what I call an ugly truth"

K. Michelle wrote a song for Stevie J and Mimi's situation and it was released today. Listen to it below. 

Mila Kunis | The Face of Dior

One of my favorites from "That 70's Show" is now the face of the legendary Christian Dior. Mila Kunis has traded in her jokes for striking poses in Dior's Fall/Winter 2012 Handbag Campaign. Below is video teaser for  Miss Dior's line of bags. 
Is it Everything We Want | Everything We Need?

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New | Video: Nicki Minaj "Pound The Alarm"

Nicki Minaj returns to Trinidad in her new video, "Pound The Alarm." Watch it Below.

Fashion | Homage: Louis Vuitton employs Mos def to pay tribute to Muhammad Ali

"Muhammad Ali is the epitome of an outstanding personality - a true living legend in boxing and far beyond,"
-Yves Carcelle, Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton.
Louis Vuitton's Core Values is celebrating their timeless classic pieces  with "The Greatest Of All Time."

Copy This | Copy That: Teyana Taylor Recreates Janet Jackson

Photographer and actor, Lance Gross and Teyana Taylor teamed up to create their own rendition of  Janet Jackson's iconic "Rolling Stone" 1994 cover. Are we Sorry Ms. Jackson or did Teyana do her thang?

Monday, July 30, 2012

Diggy Simmons | New Gold Flow

Dear music lovers, does Diggy Simmons have what it takes the be the NEXT BIG rapper?

Check out his latest and you decide ...



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Drake: "I'm the First Person To Successfully Rap and Sing."

While talking backstage at one of his highly-anticipated concerts in south-east London Drake made a VERY bold statement.

“There were people who incorporated melody before me,” says Drake  “but I would deem myself the first person to successfully rap and sing.”

Keyshia Cole had "Enough Of No Love" SNEAK PEEK [video]

One of R&B's hottest crooners: Keyshia Cole teamed up with director Benny Boom for her latest single "Enough of No Love."

The dramatic effects of the video compliment the tone of the song, in which Cole sings of an unrequited love that she is giving up on.

The single also features Lil Wayne.

The full video is set to drop sometime during this week.

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Jay Z Is The Executive Producer for NBA 2K13 [video]

" I want to show that an artist can ascend to the executive ranks. " Jay Z

Fabolous Brings Out Lloyd Banks and Ryan Leslie in NYC

New York City got the pleasure of seeing Fabolous, Lloyd Banks AND Ryan Leslie when one of Brooklyn's most well-known rappers stopped in The Big Apple for his Backstage Connection Tour.

Watch a performance and Fab speaking on "Loso's Way 2."

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Justin Bieber: As Long As You Love Me SNEAK PEEK

After fans were let down when the sneak peek didn't appear on ABDC, Bieber finally gave them what they were so anxiously awaiting.

The sneak peek for his latest single (featuring Detroit based rapper Big Sean), "As Long As You Love Me," shows off Bieber's maturing good looks as well as a  bit of his acting skills.

Born This Way | Lady Gaga goes NUDE

Lady Naked GaGa!
Lady Gaga loves her lil' monsters so much that she decided to share a very intimate picture with 27 million of her fans.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Fashion | Spread: “Fierce Creatures” W August 2012

W Magazine has teamed up French photographer Patrick Demarchelier and extraordinary stylist Edward Enninful to create an editorial filled with FIERCE CREATURES. Take a look at models, Meghan Collison and Zuzanna Bijoch, while they give us art at its finest.  

Jay Z News | Made In America

Jay Z has clearly Made It In America (Frank Ocean's voice) because he has managed to put together an all-star Labor Day Weekend Festival. With all of the most desirable artist performing, this festival has the potential to become a highly-anticipated annual event.
 Find out how Jay Z managed to capitalize on his fans once more. 

This Week In Music | Tyga, J.Lo, J.Cole, Jhene & More

Ex-Stripper + Rapper = Baby Lil' Miss 40+ just won't go out of style. Guess who is out of  Rap Hibernation? It's TRRRUUUU that 2 Chainz released his tracklist? Our Condolences are in order to a R&B Beauty. We got some foreign love. Should she S T O P rapping?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Fashion | Spread | Valeriia for ELLE Serbia

Our most loyal readers know that we post snapshots from fashion editorials daily on our FB  Page, but occasionally when a spread really catches our eye it will be up for a feature here on the blog. I could not help but be in breath-taking awe by Valeriia in a spread for ELLE Serbia. From the styling to her unorthodox and striking poses, everything is a win for me. While I am not familiar with this model, it is clear that her talents speak for themselves. 
Warning: Extreme Fashion Ahead. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tomorrow's Star TODAY: Syesha Mercado

In an effort to keep MUSIC alive VOGUE | Diaspora proudly continues to spotlight and promote the world's beautiful stars. I do use the word "star" lightly, because it's a word that's constantly misunderstood.

A star doesn't have to necessarily get constant spins on the radio... or have the most followers on Twitter... a star... or a VOGUE | D star has to have RAW, FRESH, UNAPOLOGETIC TALENT!

Now, without further ado... I'd like to present #TeamVogueD with a woman who is definitely a VOGUE | D(iva)!!!!

New | Video: Childish Gambino "Fire Fly"

Check out the story that Childish Gambino's latest video tells...

"Fire Fly"

VOGUE | Note: are we feelin' the video?

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Diana Ross Not Impressed By Tyler Perry?

Tyler Perry has made hits at the box office with his movies but there is at least one person who is not impressed... Ms. Diana Ross.

Tyler Perry has said how he would love to work with Ms. Ross and has tried contacting her on numerous occasions, but they all ended in defeat.

Lupe Fiasco to 2 Chainz & Kanye West: "I'm tired of hearing the same songs!"

During an interesting interview with Jenny Boom Boom (Hot 93.7's host of The Hot Afternoon Show) the Chicago-based rapper, Lupe Fiasco, gave a surprising comment on Kanye West & 2 Chainz's latest collaboration.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Jocoby Joyy!

Hollywood is constantly looking for a new "IT" girl...

Well... my VOGUE | Sister will definitely be that one day.

Chris Brown and Rihanna Vacation Together

Did Chris Brown land on Riri's yacht?

Rihanna has been taking over the Instagram world for the past week with photos of her enjoying a "boats and hoes" vacation, as she puts it.

Well yesterday it seems like her ex boo crashed the party.

Amidst rumors of a possible break up between Brown and Karruche Tran, this is quite an interesting spectacle.

Rihanna and her girls did some island-hopping then finally landed on St. Tropez.

Well... this whole story is WEIRD. Karrueche's friends hit her up telling her to "have fun" and to contact them when she got to her destination safely... and a photo of Brown and Karrueche together in France emerged...

BEEF N' Hip Hop: Jae Millz vs. Pusha T

Beef in Hip Hop will never end... I guess that's what makes it a little more interesting.

The latest? Jae Millz takes shots at Pusha T on "Hearing Voices."


VOGUE | Note: did you yawn during this, or was it just me?

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One Year Since Amy Winehouse's Death & Fans Still Remember...

Crazy, bee-hive/teased up-do, up and down weight gain and loss, smooth & soulful vocals, addictions, fears, music... Amy Winehouse gave it all.

Today marks a year since the singer's death and fans are reacting.

Meek Mill Apologizes On Television For Controversial Song...

While at 1O6 & Park Meek Mill did what most people were urging him to do... he apologized.

The rapper received backlash almost immediately after he released a song titled "Amen." Christians across the nation were outraged, including a Philadelphia based Pastor, who engaged in a heated debate with Meek Mill live on the radio. After the conversation ended the Pastor said he intended to get the song banned from air waves, and encouraged people to boycott the single.

Stevie J Proposed To JOSELINE?!

Word in the blogger world is that the dog himself proposed to his mistress/ex-stripper Joseline Hernandez.

Apparently someone who was involved with the production of "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" has a big mouth and just had to leak the details!

Beyonce Likes the NEW Countdown Video...

Recently the Bey herself posted this video to her website and congratulated the young boy on a job well done.

Beyonce even went on to say that the boy did a better job in his video than she did in the original.

Check it out...

VOGUE | Note: Beyonce is such a nice person... I'll admit, this video made me chuckle!

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Kimbella & Juelz Santana Welcome A Baby GIRL!

The NY based rapper (Juelz) and his reality TV star girlfriend (Kimbella) welcomed a new baby girl to their family last night.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Forbes' List Of Highest Paid Celebrities Under The Age of 30!

Forbes is good for letting you know just how rich the rich is.

Recently they released a list of the highest paid celebrities under the age of 30 and you'll NEVER guess the high rollers on the list.

Frank Ocean Speaks About His Sexuality

For the first time since Ocean released a beautifully crafted open-letter about his sexuality, Frank Ocean
has spoken about "coming out."

Friday, July 20, 2012

HotSpot Friday | Wet Fete in Miami, FL

Every Friday, I've decided to highlight an event taking place in various parts of the world in effort to inspire our readers to explore the culture of their city. You never know when I'll post about an exclusive event in your town, so make sure you visit VOGUE|Diaspora every Friday to find out which city is hosting the weekend's HotSpot.
This Friday, I decided to take #TeamVogueD down to my hometown...M I A M I. The place to be this weekend if you're in South Florida is Miami Cooler Wet Fete at VERO BY THE BAY: 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway Key Biscayne, FL 33149. Miami Cooler Wet Fete is a perfect opportunity to deal with Miami's notorious hot summer days and night. There will be water slides, foam pits, water balloons, water guns and UNLIMITED MUSIC!!!!  This is said to be the party of the summer, and I have determined it is a MUST ATTEND EVENT. 

Reasons To Shop | HRH Collection

I have no idea why it took me so long to feature and share this brand with our style obsessed readers. I found Alex, creator of HRH collection, well over a year ago on Youtube and never looked back. It was her super chic OOTD vlogs that lured me in, and her fun & flirty personality that ultimately made me subscribe. Alex is a great representation of all things chic, classic, & luxe which is manifested into her jewelry line, HRH. Find out exactly why her custom, handmade pieces should be apart of your jewelry arsenal.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Morgan Freeman Says the Law Banning Marijuana Is the "Stupidest Law Possible."

During a recent interview with NewsWeek, actor Morgan Freeman had quite a lot to say about America's "stupid" law banning marijuana.

Lindsay Lohan In A New Pornographic-Like Movie?

Lindsay Lohan is no Liz Taylor in the current movie she is filming.

Instead Lohan plays a "drunk" who gets, for lack of a better term, laid.

Souljah Boy says " God Forgive Me."

Souljah Boy gives viewers a look at his life in his latest video, "God Forgive Me."

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Ray J Laughs At Kim Kardashian

Looks like Ray J finds Kim Kardashian's words of wisdom quite funny.

Why do you think he's laughing at her?

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In Case You Missed It: George Zimmerman Interview

Due to my own personal biases and strong opinions I won't comment... Just watch and formulate your own opinions.

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Drake Spends 7.7 Million On New Mansion!

Drake is definitely eating good, and apparently he's LIVING good too!

The 23-year-old rap star just purchased a home in Hidden Hills, California that would make even the richest of the rich jealous.

Jennifer Williams drops Lawsuit!

Looks like there's been a change of heart! 

Nia Crooks, one of the stars of VH1's "Basketball Wives" has been relieved of a lawsuit that was brought against her by her co-star, Jennifer Williams.

Alicia Keys Chops It Off!

What A Brave Soul!

In the picture collage below (taken from her Instagram account) you see a brand new, freshly cut Alicia!