Monthly Archives: April 2011

Roy Baker: Mr. May, Male Model of the Month

Our Mr. May, Roy Baker!

Where are you from?

When did you start modeling?

I had my first photo shoot for a tuxedo company at the age of 17, from then on I decided that modeling was something I could be good at and decided to give it a shot.

• What drives/drove you to pursue a career in the modeling/fashion industry?

Besides loving  fashion, I believe joining  this industry is a great way to meet and network with remarkable individuals. Traveling is a bonus as well. But what really pushes me to make a name for myself in this industry is that I’m a firm believer in getting what you desire. No dream should be considered “too big”, this has been a dream of mine for a while now its time to make it my reality.

• What are some of your best/worst experiences modeling?

With every job comes benefits and disadvantages, but over all it what i want. with that said I will have to say  the traveling aspect of it is a great experience, and the worst will have to be constantly being compared to others. I had to teach myself to love who i am, and that my friend is what separates the best for the rest.

• What advice would you give to hopeful models?

My advice to everyone not just models is to love who you are from within, shoot for the stars, and if people ask why your reply should be why not?.lastly  do what makes you happy , that will make your life more meaningful

• What is your dream job?

I would have to say my dream job will have to be being featured on a Calvin Klein campaign, dreamed of that job since I was a little boy

What would you consider your best feature?

In my opinion I don’t believe that i have one striking feature but the combination of them all is what i love and completes me.

How do you stay in Model shape?

I train five days out of the week.I love working out whether is it in the working out at home, in the gym,or outdoors. my diet is also very strict I try to stay away for bad carbs , but I do have a bit of a late night sweet tooth which im working on.

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Posted by on April 30, 2011 in Models


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Dallas/ Ft. Worth!  We are looking for your representation of street style!

Every Sunday, our Porsche Montgomery will be at the Mi Cocina in West Village from 4pm – 7pm snapping those who are stepping out with amped up style.

Interested in showcasing street style in your city? Just contact us and we would love to display the everyday fly fashion in your city. Send emails to


Posted by on April 28, 2011 in Fashion+Style



I personally, Kenneth Tavon Hibbler (Creative Director of KRAVE Magazine), am rarely overwhelmed by the artistry of entertainers and artists in today’s industry.  However, I recently fell in love with a trio of soul singers, KING.

My dear friend Frances Jaye (DJ extraordinaire and all-around beautiful person), included KING’s “Supernatural” on her Soul in the City Vol. 4 mix.  I immediately fell in love with the effortless harmonies, soulful phrases and melodies, the ethereal yet earth-shaking instrumentals… I HAD TO HAVE MORE!

So of course I went to Google and absorbed all I could about the group! 🙂

I was a bit disappointed that there were only 3 songs available BUT these 3 songs are SO MAGNIFICENT that I don’t mind at all and I cannot wait for the release of the cd.

You can purchase The Story (EP), here at Amazon for only $2.97! You can’t beat that…pass up that Starbucks for once if you feel you can’t afford it. Its well worth the investment.

You can also find out more about this amazing trio here:

website: WEAREKINGMUSIC  Twitter @wearekingmusic  Facebook: WeAreKing

And remember, support good music and real artistry. Buy don’t burn!

Enjoy…and remember, I told you so. 🙂

– Kenny

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Posted by on April 28, 2011 in Music


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Events: Rihanna lends star power for UNICEF Tap Project

On the cusp of her many magazine covers, new endorsement deals and her 10th number one single, Rihanna is doing more than just laughing all the way to the bank with her Star Power. Little Miss Sunshine just partnered with UNICEF for its Tap Project, educating and engaging consumers about the lack of access to safe, clean drinking water for nearly 900 million people worldwide.

 Other celebrities appearing in the public service campaign include Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Adrian Grenier, Dwight Howard and Robin Williams. Each star will bottle tap water from their homes for a sweepstakes where entrants can win a limited edition “Celebrity Tap Pack,” a custom-designed case that includes the special celebrity bottles and helps to raise money for UNICEF’s sanitation and clean water programs.

I held off posting this until i could find the other celebrity campaign shots but I’ve not been able to find them so here it is.

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Posted by on April 25, 2011 in Events


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KRAVE Her: Keke Palmer to produce her first film

Talk about ambition! The 17-year-old (that’s right! She’s growing up…I can still remember her as lil Akeelah spelling all those words) is not only an accomplished actor but also a singer and NOW she’s adding film producer to her lengthy resume.

From Keke’s website:

Wassup guys,

I am so excited to announce my next Big project it’s a movie called Rags or Ragz, not sure how the spelling will end up, but that does not matter because the script is fun and full of great music !

The idea came from Nick Cannon , he called my parents and said he had this cool script that he had been working on and he wanted me to read it, I was like cool, so we met he gave me the script and the rest is history! I loved the project so much that I wanted to be a producer on it as well , I even got to make suggestions on the script which influenced the music, and speaking of the music, we were so fortunate to have been able to steal Rodney Jerkins, and his amazing writing team, away from American Idol long enough to write all of the fabulous music!!

We were also very blessed to obtain Bille Woodruff as the director , he is a masterful director especially with music, most famous for the film Honey with Jessica Alba . I have not done a movie like this since Jump IN, I think the timing is right and I look forward to this project , hope you guys like this one as much as you did Jump In ! Hey, what do you guys think RAGS or RAGZ ????

Nick Cannon and Keke Palmer (from

Kudos to Miss Keke and we look forward to seeing the project!

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Posted by on April 25, 2011 in KRAVE Her


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The Small Screen: Tyler Perry to launch new series “For Better or Worse”


Are you a fan of the Why Did I Get Married? movies by Mr. Perry? Well if you fell in love with sassy and bold Angela, or the strong and silent Sheriff Troy and even the soft and demure turned empowered Sheila, you’re in luck!

Tyler Perry is creating a new TBS series based on he characters of the hit movies Why Did I Get Married? and Why Did I Get Married Too? The names have been changed but the characters will essentially be the same. Stay tuned to TBS for the premiere!

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Posted by on April 25, 2011 in Events


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Double Take: Naomi Campbell and Beyonce

Naomi/ Beyoncé (

No…your eyes aren’t playing tricks on ya.  Naomi is gracing the cover of a mag wearing the same Gucci dress that Beyoncé donned for an earlier mag cover in February.  Say what say HUH?

We personally love it on both of them.
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Posted by on April 25, 2011 in Fashion+Style


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Nelita Villezon: “Miss April” Model of the month

Our female model muse of the month is Miss Nelita Villezon, who happens to be celebrating her birthday today!

• Where are you from? I am from Los Angeles California.

• When did you start modeling? I officially started modeling when I was sixteen.

• What drives/drove you to pursue a career in the modeling/fashion industry? My family has always worked in the entertainment industry and fashion was something that I have always loved. Modeling and fashion is where I get the most joy. I love the freedom of expression and the interpretation of creativity.

• What are some of your best/worst experiences modeling? I have the best experiences with most of my modeling gigs. It is always such a joy and thrill to do what I love. Not all gigs turn out the best, but I make sure to make the most out of every experience.

• What advice would you give to hopeful models? I would tell hopeful models that there is no right or one formula to success in this industry, but you have to keep your personal drive in you everyday.

• What is your dream job? My dream job would be to walk the runways in Milan and Paris.

• How can you be booked? I can be booked with Linda McAlister Talent at

What would you consider your best feature? I would say my best feature is my eyes. Makeup artist love  them and I’m told that they are very expressive.

What are some of the jobs/campaigns you’ve been booked for or are recognized in? Goodness, I have people finding my work everywhere.  I am in AT&T ads, Cingular Wireless, Honda commercial, book covers, Jet magazine and other various ads.

How do you stay in Model shape? I definitely am very watchful of what I put into my body as far as food. I am all about portion control. I also do not drink or smoke.  You can also find me in the gym everyday with at least one hour of cardio.

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Posted by on April 16, 2011 in Models


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KRAVE Her: Jennifer Lopez, People Magazine’s Most Beautiful Person 2011


Hate it or love it, the boricua bombshell has had an amazing year. With the new gig as an American Idol judge, a new hot single and numerous campaigns and sponsorships, Jennifer Lopez is HAUTE right now.  And we love it.

Congrats Jenny from the block!

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Posted by on April 13, 2011 in KRAVE Her


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KRAVINGS: Bodega x Reebok Night Sky “Nappy Dugouts”

Say what say HUH!?

Another fly collab that is a must have this Spring/Summer.

Get them HERE, April 16th.

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Posted by on April 13, 2011 in Fashion+Style, Kravings


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