Hot off the heels of its flagship store opening in Brooklyn this past weekend, Fool’s Gold releases a new Summer ’17 clothing collection. Along with the necessary hoodies, headgear and tees, the label is introducing select cut and sew items: a tracksuit, coaches jacket and shoulder bag.
Dubbed “New York’s Loudest”, the bright collection harkens back to an early-aughts golden age, when SoHo staples like Yellow Rat Bastard and Fat Beats were go-to downtown destinations.
The accompanying lookbook, shot by street style wunderkind @rayscorruptedmind and styled by Kevin Amato, premiered today on WWD. It stars Fools Gold artists Leaf, Kissey, Callie Reiff, Geotheory and Yesus of B.I.C. alongside extended FG fam. The full collection is available now here
Keke Palmer Poses For HANNAH Magazine
Keke Palmer gets grown and sexy for HANNAH Magazine
Keke Palmer stuns in a retro mature look for Issue #2 of HANNAH Magazine, featuring Issa Rae on the cover. Penning a letter to her future 40-year old self, Keke professes self-love and belief in God as keys to continued success.
Photog: Travis Geter (@travisgeterphoto)
Stylist: Rosco Spears (@roscospears)
MUA: Melanesia Hunter (@makeupactivist)
Hair: Melanie Ervin (@melanietheprofessional)
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— 🚨K E K E 🚨 (@KekePalmer) August 8, 2017
Kali Uchis Covers The FADER’s Summer Music Issue
Kali Uchi graces final cover of The FADER’s Summer Music Issue
Kali Uchi is next up to cover The FADER’s forthcoming Summer Music Issue. She is the final of four covers, following Cardi B, Paramore’s Hayley Williams, and Lil Yachty. The print edition hits newsstands July 25, and can be pre-ordered here.
Kali Uchis on her image ahead of her forthcoming album:
“I like to conceptualize a project before I put it in motion. The last project was all pastels and blonde and pink, all dreamy and angelic. It was very baby. This one is more mature. I feel more in tune with myself, Like I’ve actually come into my own as a woman.”
Tyler, the Creator on working with Kali Uchis:
“Her sense of melody is good and works really well with my chords. We knock ideas out quick, and we trust each other. Our timeline of songs 20 years from now is gonna be great.”
Kali Uchis on advocating for oppressed communities:
“I don’t like to see people using their power over others, trying to hurt people who are weak, or poor, or people with darker skin, or anyone who doesn’t have as much privilege. It makes me so angry. I want to fight for people. I want to be able to make some kind of difference in the world. I really don’t like to label myself. I just believe in standing up for people, and against discrimination. I consider myself an advocate for human rights. And for doing the right thing.”
Kali Uchis on her public persona:
“A lot of times I don’t feel like I’m her. A lot of times I feel like I’m helping her. But we have the same purpose.”
Read Kali Uchis’ full cover story here
Lil Yachty Covers The FADER’s Summer Music Issue
Lil Yachty takes over The FADER’s Summer Music Issue
Next up to comer The FADER magazine is Atlanta newcomer Lil Yachty, for their forthcoming Summer Music Issue. He is the third of four covers, following Cardi B and Paramore’s Hayley Williams.
The print edition is set to hit newsstands July 25, and can be pre-ordered here.
Lil Yachty on his busy social life:
“I hate being alone. That’s why I like being with my friends: we’ve got energy, we’re social as hell. I’m not 30 or anything — I’m 19.”
On being treated like a child:
“Some of that shit is so lame. I push this ‘king of the teens’ shit, but they be thinking teens like 13. On some super corny, under-underage shit. It happens all the time.”
Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg on Lil Yachty:
“Yachty’s always gotten it. We had to have the old heads conversation, but we liked him personally. He’s wise beyond his years for sure.”
Lil Yachty on the unique artist & manager relationship he has with Coach K:
“It makes things pretty one-sided sometimes. Like, technically the manager works for the artist. What the artist says goes. But I know Coach always has the best intentions, so sometimes he just tells me what to do. And I don’t really have any say. I mean, I have a say so, but for the most part I don’t really care to say anything.”
Producer Su$h! Ceej on Yachty’s songwriting process:
“He knows what beats he wants and is very specific with the sound he’s trying to create, freestyling everything at first and fine-tuning as he goes, making a lot of songs in a short amount of time depending on how many pizza breaks or what video games are in the other room.”
Read Lil Yachty’s full cover story here
Khloé Kardashian Poses In Good American Bodysuits
Khloé Kardashian shows off her sexy body in Good American Bodysuits
Following the ridiculous amounts of hatred she received due to her boyfriend Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers not showing up in the NBA Finals, slim-thick beauty Khloé Kardashian, shows off her amazing body for the “Good Body” collection, which are part of her highly popular Good American denim line.
I’ve been keeping this a secret for almost a year and I am so excited to share that our @goodamerican collection of bodysuits, GOOD BODY, is launching THIS THURSDAY at 9am PST! You guys know I'm obsessed with bodysuits, and I wanted to give you all something that is a natural fit for GA, and like all of our products, designed to fit your body! I'm so incredibly blown away that I'm able to be living this dream! Love your curves, ladies!! Love your body! Love your selves! And most importantly, let's continue to empower one another! #GoodSquad #GoodBody
Naturi Naughton Exclusively Shows Off Her Baby Bump For ESSENCE Magazine
Naturi Naughton links up with ESSENCE Magazine for maternity shoot.
New Jersey singer-songwriter and Actress Naturi Naughton most known for her role on the popular Starz drama series Power returning June 25th, linked up with lovely folks over at ESSENCE Magazine for a maternity photo shoot.
“I feel really happy; pregnancy has been good to me,” … “I’m in love, I’m looking forward to just sharing this next level of life. My whole life has been about working and being in the girl group and being on stage and being an actress, but now I get to really enjoy a bigger purpose, which is motherhood, so I’m really excited.” – Naturi Naughton
Check out the full cover shoot and interview via Essence Magazine
Ibeyi Covers The FADER’s Diaspora Issue
The Diaz sisters Grace The FADER’s Diaspora Issue
Ibeyi are the third of four cover stars to be featured on The FADER’s first-ever Diaspora Issue. The print issue hits newsstands May 23rd, and can be pre-ordered here.
Ibeyi is the French-Cuban twin-sister duo of Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé. The FADER’s Anupa Mistry met the 22-year-old pair in Cuba, where they discuss the significance of the country, growing up in Paris where they first practiced batá drumming and Yoruba chants, and the strong influence of Afro-Cuban faith practices on their music.
They also speak about honoring the death of their father and sister in music, their emotional debut album they made as teenagers, and their forthcoming album for XL Recordings — a more uplifting and vital effort made during a dark time in the world.
On the hopeful themes on their forthcoming album, recorded around Trump’s election:
Lisa: “The month we were making this album was pretty dark for the world. And I desperately needed a song that would remind us that we are… ‘Deathless.’ This want we have of humans being together and loving each other, no matter what. This is what we have to carry.”
Naomi: ”Otherwise we will be dead. If you don’t dream, you’re dead.”
Their mother, Maya, on her initiation into Santeria:
“It was so, so long, and hard. Really hard. This wasn’t my country and I was scared, but I felt that going through [the initiation] with Anga was the deepest way to understand Cuba, its ancestors, and Anga himself. It was the deepest love proof I could give to him and his country.”
On honoring the death of their father and sister in their music:
Lisa: “Our father died when we were 11, and we’d mourned through music, being with our family and talking about him — and it.”
Naomi: “I don’t feel we mourned. Well, it was not like a mourning process where everyone is screaming and crying.”
Lisa: “But that was it! It was joyful. And how did we mourn Yanira? We went on [a European] tour the next day. Every night, we dedicated the whole show to her. That is how we deal with it: we play for them. Death is hard when you push it away, because it comes back.”
Read the full cover story via The FADER