Monthly Archives: October 2010

HAUTE-SAUCE: Casio “Burning Red” Collection


"Burning Red" collection (Courtesy of HypeBeast)


The Wiz immediately comes to mind when the people of OZ are dancing around and singing about wearing rubies…on your yacht!

Casio releases a shockingly hot collection of “Burning Red” watches for their extremely popular G-Shock series. The watches will be available at retailers in November.

For more photos and info visit Hype Beast.

-Kenny, Creative Director

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Posted by on October 29, 2010 in Fashion+Style, Kravings


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ATTENTION: Centric gives discounts for PRINCE tickets!

Welcome 2 America, Prince tour (Courtesy of

Now if this isn’t something to jump for joy about!

One of the most amazing artists of our generation, the PRINCE himself, is returning to the road. When Prince tours his concert is without a doubt one of the most highly coveted events to get tickets for because they sell out within hours.

Luckily the good folks at Centric are offering discounted tickets for the upcoming Welcome 2 America tour. December 14th serves as “The Purple Day In December” when the concert tour will kick off in East Rutherford, NJ.

From Centric:

(New York, NY) The “purple day in December”—that Prince referenced as the start date of his “Welcome 2 America” tour, during his impromptu press conference at Harlem’s Apollo Theater—has been revealed. Announced exclusively on local radio station  WBLS 107.5, the tour will kick-off  Dec. 14th, 15th and 16th at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ; then will hit Madison Square Garden on Dec. 18th and 29th.  The purple one will be joined by an all-star line-up – Janelle Monae, Mint Condition, Cassandra Wilson, Esperanza Spalding—that will this a major musical experience. Tickets go on sale at 10am, Saturday October 30th via Ticketmaster.

ED NOTE:  BET Networks and Live Nation have teamed up to give Centric followers a special ticket discount code. Amazing right? Sign up for our online community HERE and keep it locked for more information.


I’ll be getting my ticket ASAP! Enjoy!

Kenny, Creative Director

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Posted by on October 29, 2010 in Events, Kravings, Music


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Merry Christmas II…Mariah


Mariah Carey has two bundle of joys to be excited about! She announced today that her and husband Nick Cannon are expecting their first child sometime next Spring. Arriving a little sooner is her new Christmas album hitting stores next month. Get ready for a little Christmas cheer on November 2nd when MC drops  Merry Christmas II You the follow-up to her 1994 smash release Merry Christmas. This album will feature Mariah’s version of holiday classics as well as all new songs. Big congratulations on the baby Mariah and much success on your upcoming release!

-Meli’sa, The Fashion Team

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Posted by on October 28, 2010 in KRAVE Her, Kravings, Music


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Say WHAT? H&M coming to Dallas, TX

Some of you may not know but KRAVE Magazine is based in Dallas, TX which various creative, media and marketing teams across the nation. Our staff has long been embroiled in a torrid love affair with H&M.  We travel to the cities where she is; passionately fall victim to all of the delightful goodies she offers; then we return to our beautiful city, reminiscing of the time spent with Miss Hennes & Mauritz.

But not any longer…well in a few months at least.

H&M has announced that they will finally be opening their first flagship store in Texas at none other than Dallas’ own illustrious NorthPark Center, one of the billion dollar malls in the world.

Here is the official released statement from H&M:


H&M to Open First Location in the Lone Star State in 2011

H&M, Hennes & Mauritz, the design-driven clothing retailer known for high fashion style and quality basics at affordable prices, is proud to announce the opening of a new store location at NorthPark Center, the premiere shopping center in Dallas, in the second half of 2011. This will be the first H&M store to arrive in the Texas market!

H&M believes strongly in the Texas market and looks forward to bringing fashion-forward style to consumers in the area. The new H&M location at NorthPark Center will measure approximately 24,000 square-feet. The opening of this location will offer discerning shoppers in the Dallas area access to the latest trends and updated basics for the whole family.

The U.S. has been one of H&M’s most important expansion markets since the company’s New York debut ten years ago. There are approximately 200 H&M stores in the U.S. and close to 2,000 stores in 37 countries around the world.

The fashion frenzied folks in Dallas are THRILLED about this announcement yet a few of us truly feel a pang of loss. The realization that the masses in our city now have access to the affordable, yet fashion forward treasures that we’d travel willingly for…is a bit saddening. BUT after all, it’s all about how you put it together. Rock it your way!

-Kenny, Creative Director

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Posted by on October 27, 2010 in Events, Kravings


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HAUTE-SAUCE: Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals FIYAH!


JS Wings: Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals


Wait for it…

Sorry my tongue is still wagging and I’m still perspiring! WOW!

We’ve all seen the “Winged Victory” (as I call them) Adidas sneakers by Jeremy Scott and now he’s giving us something else to live for with the SS 2011 offering.

I mean…what else can be said about these shoes? Just look! Although it would be HOT to have some blue fire ones as well. Just a thought for you Jeremy Scott and Adidas.(Photo courtesy of HypeBeast)

-Kenny, Creative Director

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Posted by on October 27, 2010 in Fashion+Style, Kravings


Black is Beautiful: Janet Jackson covers JET

Janet Jackson for Jet

We’re not sure whats in the air with all of these fantastic magazine covers lately, BUT, we LOVE IT!
Janet Jackson is seen here ravishing us with a “come hither” gaze and draped in hauteness. And this short hair cut definitely suits her.
The magazine heading states that Miss Jackson (because we know you’re nasty), speaks on her movie role in the upcoming Tyler Perry’s ‘For Colored Girls’, her music and her relationship with boyfriend, Wissam Al Mana.
It’s just great to see Janet do so well.
Please support the movie and pick up the magazine while you’re at it!
-Kenny, Creative Director
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Posted by on October 26, 2010 in KRAVE Her


New Music: Chrisette Michelle “Let Freedom Reign”

Album Cover, Chrisette Michelle “Let Freedom Reign”

My my my! We are so very excited about Ms. Michele’s upcoming musical offering. The young songstress has truly proven, in both her studio sessions and DEFINITELY her live performances, that she is in it for the long run and with a talent like hers, I’m certain consumers will continue to support her.

Her vocal flexibility is most recently showcased on Rick Ross’ “Aston Martin Music”, where Chrisette’s sweet and breathy chords belie the gusty powerhouse vocals we know the chanteuse possesses. It’s this kind of exceptional control and delivery that always has us KRAVING more from Chrisette Michele.
Make sure you BUY this cd! You can also pre-order here at
Photo courtesy of Chrisette Michele via Twitter, @epiphanygirl.
-Kenny, Creative Director
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Posted by on October 26, 2010 in KRAVE Her


KRAVE Her: Rihanna covers Marie Claire UK

Rihanna for December 2010 UK Marie Claire



There is just something about the girl…she’s just alluring. In all her bad girl, fashion obsessed glory, Rihanna’s smile just reminds you of that young girl from Barbados who stepped on the scene with braggadocio singing “If it’s lovin that you want…”.

I personally love this cover…just enough sex appeal juxtaposition her innocence and packaged in the fashion forward Mark Fast dress +  Solange Azagury-Patridge  gems (one of our favorite jewelry designers). Even the added “Merry Christmas” and autograph makes us smile and wish nothing but the best for this starlet.
Courtesy of Appearing in an exclusive shoot for Marie Claire, Rihanna shines in a glittering Mark Fast dress and sparkly Solange Azagury-Partridge earrings.
The full interview with Rihanna is in Marie Claire’s December issue, on sale on Thursday.
If you’re going to buy the magazine, please send scans to
– Kenny, Creative Director
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Posted by on October 26, 2010 in KRAVE Her


KRAVE Her: Brandy “Dancing with the Stars”

Who are we KRAVing? Brandy! The RnB singer has been heating the dance floor up on season 11 of Dancing with the Stars. Five weeks into the competition and still going strong! This past Monday she received her highest score of the season when her and her partner Maksim danced the quickstep to the Friends theme song “I’ll Be There For You”. She received impressive marks from all three of the judges earning her a score of 27. Brandy is rockin’ the crowd out! With just a few more weeks left in the competition we must keep Brandy on top. Vote, vote, vote! Tune in tonight as the stars now have two dances to conquer. Only on ABC 8/7 c!

Meli’sa – The Fashion Team

(photos courtesy of

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Posted by on October 25, 2010 in KRAVE Her, Kravings


Happy Birthday Ebony Magazine: 65th Anniversary covers

 If you haven’t heard or seen, this is truly one of the most memorable ‘events’ in the urban publication industry. We’ve seen this all over the web and simply could not resist the urge to repost this.

Ebony Magazine enlisted the help of some of today’s most beloved African American entertainers to portray classic Ebony covers featuring legendary talents in music, stage and film.

These new covers are sure to become classic treasures like the originators before them. The covers feature:

Check them out!

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Posted by on October 21, 2010 in ART, Events