Karrueche Tran is no stranger when it comes to the media and blogsphere. So now, she is taking her pre-celeb status and running with it. Peep her newest fashion layout with RollingOut.com where the ex/on and off girlfriend of Chris Brown goes topless for the camera (with a little class of course). Check it out below…
The stylist, designer and seasoned model, talks about negative press towards her, speculated Rihanna lyrics from the song “Birthday Cake” and how she has built a strong core within herself, to surpress all the negativity.
“The most challenging part about the attention was the negativity and the misconception from some people,” Tran says. “People only see you in blogs and they think they know everything about your life. There are things that go public and everything that comes out is not the truth.”
“I’ve learned to find happiness within myself,” she says. “I’ve also built a strong core. The past year was a big growing up process for me. I’m not saying I was immature before, but the past year, my eyes were opened to a lot of things.”
“Chris [Brown] started his fashion line and wanted to start his women’s line,” she says. “He asked me to be the head of the line. I brought along Ugo Mozie and MiMi Gazelle as my creative team.”
The clothing line was inspired in part by La Roux’s 2009 hit, “In for the Kill.” While listening to the song on repeat, it eventually stuck in Tran’s head and she came up with the name, The-Kill.
Tran believes it will allow her to express her creativity and open doors for other worthwhile opportunities.
“I think the name itself will stand out,” she says of the clothing line. “Once people see the collection, they will understand our vision. It’s a unisex line and it’s only black and white. We aren’t copying any other lines or brands. We are just combining our thoughts and creativity and putting it all into this line.”
Check out more over at RollingOut.com
Photographer: DeWayne Rogers
Makeup: Jazzmene Ellison
Hair: Darico Jackson
Wardrobe Styling: Olori Swank