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Kontrol Magazine Presents: Kontrol The Runway

Do you have what it takes to KONTROL THE RUNWAY?

Kontrol The Runway Fashion Competition is a design contest that is open to all designers across the nation with an interest in Fashion Design. The Grand Prize winner will be featured in a five page fashion spread in a future issue of Kontrol Magazine, be a guest editor for a future issue of Kontrol Girl Magazine and win $2000.00 in cash and prizes. They will also have a celebrity face featured in their garment. Good luck! 🙂

To learn more about this competition click here


A New Fashion Trend For Men: Mantyhose


Emilio Cavallini's unisex pantyhose


Italian design house Emilio Cavallini has designed a range of tights that it says are unisex and the styles are being snapped up by men, who make up two to three percent, or 20- to 30,000 – of the company’s customers.

The company’s vice president, Francesco Cavallini said: ‘When we started our online shop we noticed that a lot of tights sized medium-large were being purchased by men.…So I did a search on the Internet and discovered there is a cult following for mantyhose.’

The tights cost $27 and are made from a mix of cotton and nylon.



There were makers of  men’s tights before Emilio Cavallini from the U.S. and Europe. St Louis, Missouri-based G Lieberman and Sons makes a range of men’s tights in large sizes – and with front zippers included – while high-end makers, Falke, stock sizes that fit men. Paris-based makers, Gerbe, feature a range of men’s sheer black and nude designs on their site, worn with gusto by suave models in white shirts.

Ladies, would you be ok if your man wore tights/mantyhose? Nothing about this to me exudes sexiness. Remember the post about the men wearing nail polish, well, he can wear his nail polish with his mantyhose. I can see Lil Wayne rocking these…can you?!?!?! 😀

The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection Kicks Off New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week officially kicked off last night with the Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection Fashion Show, a chance for celebs to take to the catwalk for a good cause.

The event has been taking place at NYFW since 2003, when US-based designers first partnered with The Heart Truth (an initiative that aims make women more aware of the danger of heart disease) to create a range of very special red dresses to raise awareness to the campaign.

This year the likes of Diane Von Furstenberg, Pamela Rolland, Marchesa, Alberta Ferretti and Jason Wu created gowns for a plethora of stars to wear. Taking a turn on the catwalk were the likes of Chaka Khan, Jenna Elfman, Minka Kelly and Gloria Estefan to name a few.

All the ladies looked lovely all dressed in red!

Although Lala’s dress looks orange, it was red 🙂


 Chaka looks great…has she lost weight

Get it Rose!

Viola Davis Covers LA Time Magazine


Best Actresses Oscar nominee for The Help, Viola Davis, showed a diffrent side of herself for the February 2012 issue of LA Times Magazine.  I’m so loving her natural look, it suits her face to me…she looked absolutely stunning for this photoshoot!!!

Davis is in a Jason Wu sculpted dress and a Costume National fox fur poncho

Here are some highlights from the interview:

On liking characters that are underrated, slow burners: “Human life is about a culmination of moments, and 99 percent of those are quiet but powerful. I am always interested and intrigued with watching that.”

On nurturing her craft from a young age: “Even back when I was 11, I knew that Isabel Sanford from The Jeffersons came from the stage. I never watched the Oscars, but I watched the Tonys every year. I wanted to be onstage. I wanted to be like Colleen Dewhurst or Jane Alexander—one of those great ladies of the theater, doing Ibsen and Shakespeare.”

On the need for young people to be mentored to aspire to something fulfilling: “I am doing this out of necessity. If I am not the instrument of change, I can meander through this business and be the black woman who always has two or three scenes but with fabulous actors around me.”

You can read the rest of the interview here


Davis also talked to Vogue Contributing Editor Andre Leon Talley for an upcoming issue. Here are the highlights:

On using real-life experience to draw on for her role in the The Help.

“I have stories of being spit on.  You have to realize I was in a predominantly white culture … And third grade was the worst because every day after school I would wait at the door and the bell would ring. And as soon as the bell rang I ran as fast as I could from the front door to my house, which was at least a mile away, because I would have eight to nine boys with sticks, bricks, anything they could find, who were ready to kill me.”

On what her mother told her about bullying

“She said, ‘Viola, I want you to take my crochet and needle and you put it in your pocket and if they stop you again you tell them you’re gonna [stab] ’em.'”

On how her life defined her career

“Having it hard made me build so much character … You have to actually say, ‘Is the world going to define me or am I going to define myself.”

More of this interview here

Jason Wu For Target

If you ever wanted to get your hands on the threads of Jason Wu, your time has come. Wu, who is s most famously known for dressing Mrs. Obama, is making an affordable line for Target starting Feb 6th-Mar 6th.

“My collection for Target embodies my signature aesthetic of feminine sophistication, with a mischievous nod to the 1960s,” said Jason Wu. “I’ve had an incredible experience partnering with Target and I am looking forward to bringing these affordable designs to women across the country.”

With the madness that was Missoni, I can only imagine that the store will be sold out and the website will be crashed. The prices range from $19.99 to $59.99 for apparel and $19.99 to $49.99 for handbags and scarves.

Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer Collection Stolen

Someone call the fashion police!

It was announced Thursday afternoon that the Marc Jacobs spring/summer 2012 46 piece collection had been stolen on the way from Paris to London, where it was to be paraded in front of the press. First it was the Oh Lola! ad ban and now this.

Scotland Yard confirmed Thursday that it was investigating the theft of “a quantity of clothing, bags and shoes” valued at almost $65,000. The collection was stolen, it said, at 8 a.m. on a sunlit Wednesday morning on Mount Street, in the heart of the upscale Mayfair neighborhood in London, home to a large Marc Jacobs store.

A person familiar with the situation, who did not want to be named discussing a continuing investigation, said late Wednesday that the collection that was stolen consisted of “duplicate samples, in Europe for press days.” “The collection that was shown in New York is safe and the red carpets won’t be missing Marc Jacobs this season.” The person declined to discuss the nature of the robbery, but said no one had been hurt. There was speculation the collection had been lifted from a courier van delivering it to the store.

This is not the first time a large quantity of designer clothing has gone missing. Seventy-five dresses from Victoria Beckham’s spring/summer 2010 collection were taken from a delivery van on its way to Neiman Marcus in New York in 2009. In 2007, the London designer Christopher Kane’s studio was broken into and 23 pieces from that year’s spring/summer collection were stolen.

I’m surprised these designers don’t have a security detail with their prized possessions. While $65,000 is not necessarily a lot of money,  it’s enough money to have someone have an eye on your items 24/7.


Gwen Stefani Collaborates With Target

Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Mini kids clothing line is the most highly anticipated Target collaboration since Missoni’s last month. The collection, which goes on sale tomorrow, are for kids aged one to 13 and will be very easy on the pocket, ranging from just $3.99 to $29.99

For her launch party, guest were greeted at the Jim Henson studios with towers of balloons and walked a bullseye carpet instead of a red one and signs reading Harajuku Station in reference to the area in Tokyo famous for its quirky fashions. Child models took their turn on the catwalk to show off Stefani’s creations to the sound of a DJ and were joined by the singer’s own sons Zuma and Kingston.

The collection is high on fun, with ballerina-style tutus, polka dots and fuzzy hoodies complete with animal ears and slogans such as ‘Hazard’, ‘Love Makes Me Cute’ and ‘I Am A Monster’. Those worried that it will sell out as quickly as the Missoni line, will be reassured to know that the star is also working on a follow-up collection, due to hit stores in January.

I ♥ me some Gwen Stefani!

Dakota Fanning’s Marc Jacob Ad Banned

Actress Dakota Fanning’s recent magazine ad for Marc Jacob’s Oh, Lola! perfume has been denied in the U.K.

Britain’s advertising watchdog has ruled the ad too suggestive and must be pulled immediately, the BBC reports.

The ad, on the left, shows the 17 yr old in a thigh-length dotted dress with an oversize flower-topped bottle of Oh, Lola! resting between her legs.

The U.K.’s Ad Standards Authority determined that “the length of her dress, her leg and position of the perfume bottle drew attention to her sexuality. Because of that, along with her appearance, we considered the ad could be seen to sexualize a child.”

The ASA ruled that the ad was irresponsible, likely to cause “serious offense,” and must not appear again.

Coty UK, the maker of the perfume, had argued that the image was “provoking but not indecent.” On Tuesday, Marc Jacobs released a statement, calling the banning “unfortunate.” He wrote:

“It was our pleasure to work with Dakota Fanning for the Oh, Lola! campaign. She is a smart, pretty, interesting, talented young woman and we would never have suggested an advertising concept that we thought was inappropriate. I believe she is also very thoughtful about the projects she takes on and would not have done something that she felt was in questionable taste. It’s really unfortunate that people have taken anything negative from what we believe is a really good campaign and one that so perfectly embodies the fragrance.”

To each their very own!

Stiletto Nails

I remember watching the 2011 MTV Video Awards and seeing Adele’s nails like OMGOSH, those things are pointy and dangerous. I noticed that women were wearing their nails in this fashion but what I didn’t know was that this nail style had a name.

They’re called Stiletto Nails…I learned this today as I watched Amber Rose on Wendy Williams’ show. Amber isn’t the only celeb rocking this trend, I first saw this on Rihanna. Like anything else other people started to follow.

Why would anyone want nails that long and pointy? The potential of a medical emergency from poking  your eye out to accidentally stabbing someone is beyond me. To each its own…check out some of the pics below

Would you “wear” this trend?



Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Although the show doesn’t air until November 29th, the Victoria’s Secret Angels have been making sure that they were in tip-top shape for the show by eating right and exercising.

Adriana Lima’s training started with working out with a personal trainer daily in August, and for the last three weeks, it’s been twice a day. Nine days before the show, she will only eat solids, this means protein shakes only (containing “powdered egg”). After drinking a gallon of water for everyday for weeks straight, she will abstain from water for 12 hours before the show, to get rid of any water weight.

Miranda Kerr will be rocking this 2.5 million dollar Fantasy Treasure bra



Nicki Minaj has been added to the lineup of musical guests that will be performing at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show later this month. Cee-Lo was scheduled to perform but had to drop out for unknown reasons. Kanye West and Maroon 5 are also slated to make an appearance that evening.

The show airs on November 29th at 10:00 PM EST on CBS






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