Fashion FLY Events

Fly Events: Essence’s 2018 ‘Street Style Festival’

Thousands of fashionistas and style influencers converged at Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn for the return of the 2018 ESSENCE Street Style Festival—the non-stop celebration highlighting style, culture and community. Hosted by Insecure star and comedienne Amanda Seales, attendees enjoyed a variety of experiences, including an awards ceremony honoring songstress/style maven Kelis and fashion influencer Kellie Brown for their impact and legacy in the fashion world. The celebration featured curated conversations with Dapper Dan, Tristan Wilds and Trevor Jackson along with exciting performances from songstress/dancer/model/actress Teyana Taylor, Afropop sensation Yemi Alade and DJ’s Jasmine Solano and Olivia Dope.

The new indoor/outdoor format also allowed the crowd to enjoy a variety of curated experiences, including: a robust vendor marketplace showcasing more African-American entrepreneurs than ever before (including vendors from ESSENCE Marché, the new digital beauty, fashion and lifestyle e-commerce destination for Black women); a fun-filled Kidzone; a Street Style fashion show showcasing a host of the local fashionistas who bring the hottest looks from the catwalk to life on the city sidewalks every day; delicious eats and refreshing beverages; and so much more.

Launched in 2014, the ESSENCE Street Style Festival was created to provide a space where the fashion elite, style influencers, and everyday fashionistas can come to celebrate the unique influence Black women have on all facets of fashion, style and beauty during NYFW.

Sponsors for the 2018 event include: Coca-Cola, Macy’s, Nike and Shea Moisture. For more details, visit

Photos Courtesy of Essence from Getty Images

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Fashion Last Night in NYC

Men’s Ambassador Fabolous closes out #NYFW with first ever runway show and pop up shop


CFDA NYFW: Men’s Ambassador Fabolous, closed out NYFW with first ever runway show and pop-up. The Grammy-nominated artist unveiled his line, Blood’s Thicker Summertime Shootout 2 SS17 followed by a one-night-only pop-up shop where press, special guests, loyal fans, and shoppers were able to purchase pieces seen on the runway, immediately after.

He celebrated with fans, inviting them to watch the show, bringing the outside in through giant glass windows. Attendees were surprised with special guest walkers including, Fabolous’ children Taina and Johan – who kicked off the show and closers singer Trey Songz, rapper Dave East, Love & Hip Hop Star Cardi B., and model Bernice Burgos. The events were produced by Brittney Escovedo‘s Beyond 8, at the legendary Vinnie’s located in Brooklyn. The ‘Summertime Shootout 2’ show and shop were styled with canvases of pop art by artist LaVan Wright, giving consumers a gallery-like shopping experience.

Photo Credit: Evan Pierce & Calligrafist

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#NYFW: Russell Westbrook Gives 5 Tips On How To Win Over Fashion Week


“Watch me swag on ’em”

Russell Westbrook delivered his swag, full-throttle as street style photographers during New York Fashion Week took plenty of photos of the styled basketball star.

The 6-foot-3 NBA frontman is consistently one of the most visible stylish athletes on the front row every #NYFW season. While, not as busy on the courts with his fellow Oklahoma City Thunder teammates, Westbrook is busy taking over his role as guest fashion director of Barneys New York.

In the video, Russell gives his best stylish NYC survival tips on how to navigate the endless schedule of shows and parties. He mentions, multiple clothing changes, being on time for EVERY show, refueling throughout the day and more.

Check out the full video HERE.


#NYFW: NARS x PAPER Magazine with Travis Scott, Rick Ross, Juicy J and more

Travis Scott, Karrueche Tran
Travis Scott, Karrueche Tran


Fashion and music influencers partied at the Gilded Lily in Manhattan to celebrate PAPER Magazine’s September issue, 1000 Beautiful People. The golden nightclub was transformed into a ‘70s disco drawing references from NARS new Velvet Lip Glide collection that pays homage to iconic venues and the attitude that emerged from the sexual revolution.

Guests enjoyed a performance by #1 selling Travis Scott and danced under the modern chandelier and lasers to a DJ set by Chase B.Rick Ross, Mario, Ameriie and Juicy J also hopped on the mic, adding hype to an excited crowd.

Guests included fashion and music influencers such as T.I., Bebe Rexha, Teyana Taylor, Tyson Beckford, Iman Shumpert, Christina Milian, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Chanel West Coast, Dej Loaf, Rich the Kid, AlunaGeorge, Andreja Pejic, Chantel Jeffries, Alina Baikova, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Mickey Boardman, Bob The Drag Queen, Sarah Snyder, Karrueche Tran, TK Wonder, Madison Beer, Cindy Bruna and more!


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#NYFW: Laura Govan Hosts #OnTrendExperience Designers Showcase, Tyson Beckford Attends As ‘Guest Of Honor’


With the #NYFW frenzy in full throttle, VIP guests converged on Jay Z’s 40/40 Club in Manhattan for #OnTrendExperience.


The Showcase & Shopping event was hosted by Fashionista/TV Personality Laura Govan’s #InRealLife Clothing. The beauty ushered in some other sizzling hot #OnTrend designers to share the fashion week spotlight with her including Brazilian Swim Designer A.Z Araujo, Designer Bianca Stewart of Jesse Queen Collection, Shoe Designer Stella Hues, Platinum Image Boutique, KIEU CLERVOIX, Destination 1610 and YEROC eyewear.

The affair began with an intimate #InRealLife Style Experience tutorial facilitated by Laura Govan & Wardrobe-Style Expert Daniel Hawkins known for his impeccable work with clients including La La Anthony, Tamar Braxton, Fantasia and Nene Leakes to name a few.

NYC’s Primrose Couture Events, Event Engineers NYC & Gumball Necklace Divas transformed the entire venue into a beautiful showcase and shopping paradise with sounds by Brazilian powerhouse DJ Erick Faria.

Supermodel Tyson Beckford was the event’s “Guest of Honor” and made his rounds to each Designer’s suite for a private VIP showcase. Guests were treated with gift bags featuring Lancome perfumes and products, #InRealLife Clothing, The Happy Hour with Heather B. products, Vera Moore Cosmetics and Skincare products, Core Water, barkTHINS and Bitsy Bop.

#OnTrendExperience was produced and presented by The Julien Management Group, The 40/40 Club & Platinum Image Boutique.

Photo Credit: Ashley Naomi & JR Pulse

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Russell Westbrook Fashion Director of Barneys?, Tackles #NYFW With His Effortless Style


Newly appointed Barneys Fashion Director, Russell Westbrook continued to make his rounds and attended the SS17 Altuzarra and SS17 Prabal shows alongside the Barneys team. The fashion innovator and NBA Star ended the evening at the “UNRAVEL” launch event and a private dinner in honor of Ben Taverniti, hosted by Barneys New York.

In the above clip, see Russell coached by Simon Doonan to become Guest Fashion Director of Barneys New York.

Harper’s Bazaar Icon Party S/S 2017 NYFW
Harper’s Bazaar Icon Party S/S 2017 NYFW
Russell Westbrook Attends Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung shows and honors Ben Taverniti with Barneys team at Barney’s ‘UNRAVEL’ Dinner S/S 2017 NYFW
Russell Westbrook Attends Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung shows and honors Ben Taverniti with Barneys team at Barney’s ‘UNRAVEL’ Dinner
S/S 2017 NYFW

[STYLE I.D Altuzarra:]

Shoes – Jordan Westbrook 0.2

Jeans – Lord

T-shirt – vintage

Undershirt – Rick Owens

Flannel – R13

Hat – YG400

Bracelet – Sydney Garber


[STYLE I.D Prabal Gurung:]

Shoes – Saint Laurent

Jeans – Reclaimed Vintage

T-shirt – vintage

Flannel – Saint Laurent

Hat – Zara

Bracelets – Sydney Garber, Cartier, Hermes, Del Toro


[STYLE I.D Barney’s UNRAVEL Dinner:]

Shoes – Jordan 0.2

Jeans – True Religion

T-shirt – Unravel

Hat – Zara

Bracelets – Sydney Garber, Cartier, Hermes, Del Toro


Jeremy Scott X Moschino, Thome Browne & DKNY S/S 2017 NYFW (Monday)
Jeremy Scott X Moschino, Thome Browne & DKNY S/S 2017 NYFW (Monday)
Fashion Last Night in NYC

Celebrity Stylist Ty Hunter’s Ty-Lite lights up designer Bianca Stewart’s Jesse Queen NYFW collection


While most editors, celebs and fashionistas previewed this week’s Autumn/Winter 2016 NYFW collections at typical darkly lit venues, Celebrity Stylist Ty Hunter collaborated with designer Jesse Queen to have his hugely successful Ty-Lite shine on the emerging designer’s collection.


Presented by, Creative Director and Designer Bianca Stewart of Jesse Queen showcased her line that caters to tall female consumers starting at 5’ 10”. Jesse Queen’s new “For Him” men’s line has fabulously chic pieces for taller male consumers starting at 6’3”. The designer already has a huge athletic following and consumer base amongst athletes in the NBA, WNBA and NFL.


Supermodel Tyson Beckford, June Ambrose, Claire Sulmers (of Fashion Bomb Daily) and of course Ty Hunter himself was on the scene to give their support and stamp of approval. NYC’s Primrose Couture Events provided yummy specialty treats as guests previewed the young trailblazing designer’s pieces at the chic Vermilion in Manhattan. Guests received gift bags including fabulous products from Ty-Lite, House of Marley, Marley Coffee and Strength of Nature hair products. The U.S.V.I Tourism Board also provided gift bags for guests.

Photos: Vonecia Carswell

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Entertainment Music

New Music: Margie – “New Sh*t”


The artist and street style maven Margie is releasing her single ‘New Shit’, available on Spotify & Itunes’ now.

After an eventful New York Fashion Week where Margie’s been spotted with the likes of Timbaland, Pharrell, The Weekend and Ilovemakonnen, Margie hosted an NYFW End All Release Party at the REC Room at No. 8.

‘New Shit’ is Margies first single following up her smash debut album Radio Ratchet. The track is produced by the Norwegian platinum producer Harald Austad and released by the indie label Supervillain.

‘I’m always searching for what’s new and next. When I first heard the beat I knew I had to make something futuristic. It’s all about that new new’ – Margie

Margie has recently been featured by Huffington Post, Yahoo Style, Vogue Italia, Bullet Magazine and more for her fashion and music work. After building a name for herself as a plus size style blogger with, she has now taken the next step as an artist, into the world of music.

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Follow her on instagram @margieplus and 

Photos by Geoff Barrenger

Entertainment Fashion Last Night in NYC



During this year’s New York Fashion WeekAngela Simmons hit the Kia’s 360 Style runway with her latest design collaboration celebrating the 90th anniversary of The Harlem Globetrotters.


Artists Mack Wilds and Bridget Kelly warmed up the crowd with their new hit single “Act Like That.”

Attendees included:

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Photo Credit: @Calligrafist #CalligrafistPhotography

Fashion Stories The Fly List

FLY List: Top 10 FLY Looks During NYFW

NY Fashion Week

It’s our favorite time of the year; New York Fashion Week. The flyest people come out looking their best while attending the hottest fashion shows in the world. Take a journey with us while we take you through some of our favorite looks of the first few days of #NYFW after the jump….