Monthly Archives: March 2011

KRAVE Kares: How to lend your help to Japan

Unless you’ve been under a rock, we all know that Japan was seriously debilitated by a 9.0 magnitude coastal earthquake on March 11th that was followed by a tsunami that devastated many regions in the country.  While we all have kept Japan and the victims and families in our prayers, they will need a lot more assistance.

The American Red Cross is accepting donations via text message.  Text “RedCross” to 90999 for a $10 donation that will appear on your next cellular bill. You can also visit to make smaller or larger donations.

If you’d like to do more than monetary donations, you can check with your local Red Cross to learn about volunteer options.

Amazon is also accepting donations through their AmazonPayments feature. 

God bless Japan and the victiums of this natral disaster and may God bless us all because these types of catastrophes can happen anywhere in the world.

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Posted by on March 16, 2011 in KRAVE Kares


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MUSIC: Deonis “The Breaking Point”

Check out the new track for blazing hot artist Deonis.  Support REAL music and talent!






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Posted by on March 15, 2011 in Music


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Concert: BET Music Matters tour feat. Marsha Ambrosius and Melanie Fiona

The 2011 BET Music Matters tour feat Marsha Ambrosius and Melanie Fiona.  This is the Dallas show.  Check the website for show dates in your city.

Get tickets here:

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Posted by on March 15, 2011 in Events


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KRAVE Her: Rihanna covers American Vogue


Rihanna for Vogue, Annie Leibovitz


It just doesn’t get much better than this.  Amongst only a handful of women of color, Rihanna graces the 10th Annual Shape issue, shot by one of my favorite photographers, Annie Leibovitz (Beyonce Knowles graced the shape issue as well…what are they trying to say?).  Either way this is huge for the R&B/Pop star.

Kudos to Rihanna!





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Posted by on March 15, 2011 in KRAVE Her


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Male Trends: Velvet Slippers


Kanye West

 Male Trend: Velvet slippers

By Xo Nim, The FashionRazzi

The Velvet Slipper didn’t just spring into the market in recent times; it has been worn for many years mostly by the upper class (Gossip Girl type, extremely rich) older man.

Before the influx of the Metro-Sexual man, men wanted to dress very manly!!  (I don’t know if that makes any sense). No fitted pants or jackets, tennis shoes, or shoes that could be worn only by men, no nicely fitted tailored shirts; before Tom Ford came and showed us how a suit should be worn and Zara made the skinny suit and pant the way forward.

So now, the velvet slippers are “allowed” to be worn by the masculine man! And they tend to portray Seriousness and Relaxed at the same time, Prestige, Class, Gentlemanliness and Ultimate Fashion. They are now also worn mostly by the young man! You gotta love fashion though; it’s only a matter of time before everyone catches on to everything!

Another great thing about them now is that they can be monogrammed; you can customize your shoes with your initials, family crest or whatever really on the front of the shoes, which it makes it even more appealing to people who want something unique. As much as everyone wants to tail the trend, people also want to be different in some way, shape or form.

Designer offerings:

Ralph Lauren




Herring Shoes

Aspinal of London


Stubbs & Wooten

Del Toro

How to wear them:

Mr. West pairs them with the classic black tux


Casual and comfy

Casual yet a dapper approach

Out and about lending an air of affluence


Many thanks to Xo Nim and The FashionRazzi for allowing us to use this post.  Look for more posts from them and the launch of their much anticipated website and blog.


Posted by on March 10, 2011 in Fashion+Style


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News: Subway races past McDonald’s as the World’s Largest Fast Food Chain

 Well looky here!
I saw this on the Huffington Post this morning and thought it was VERY interesting!  Subway now holds the honor of being the world’s largest restaurant chain, bypassing McDonald’s.
According to the Wall Steet Journal, those friend’s of Jared now have 33,749 locations while Ronald and them have just 32,737 locations. 
Did you know Subway generated $15.2 billion in revenue last year…of which $10.5 billion was generated in the US? Wow…thats a lot of $5 footlongs!
Hopefully this means that people are leaning more towards healthy living. Kudos to them both!
Now I want a sandwich…*sigh*

Associated Press

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Posted by on March 10, 2011 in News


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Waka Flocka x PETA “Ink, not Mink”

We’re all familiar with the artistic nude ads that PETA uses to vividly oppose the manufacturing and donning of fur and other animal pelts. We’ve seen some of our favorite celebrities in their birthday suits supporting the cause but now an unlikely talent has joined the ranks: Waka Flocka Flame. 

Choosing to rock “ink, not mink”, the young “No Hands” rapper lends his influence and persona to reach the younger urban demographics with his photo…of course layered in chains.  Check it out.  What do you think?


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Posted by on March 9, 2011 in Partners


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