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Press Release: KRAVE Magazine Kover party

Contact: Starla Triggs

KRAVE Magazine

P: (405) 245-2319


For immediate release


KRAVE Magazine Announces, 2011 Annual Black Party and Kover Search Kontest, at ‘lofty’ locale

The illustrious men’s magazine will celebrate six years of publication and the reveal of the exciting “Kover Search Kontest” winner at annual event July 23rd, at aloft Dallas Downtown hotel.


Dallas, Texas – July 5, 2011– Notable men’s lifestyle publication, KRAVE magazine announces the date and venue of the highly anticipated, annual “Black Party.” Celebrating the mark of the publication’s 7 years of thriving endeavors; the 2011 winner of KRAVE‘s “Kover Search Kontest” will also be revealed. This year the event will be held at the loft inspired  aloft Dallas Downtown hotel, on July 23rd, from 10pm-2am. The event will also be in participation with AKOO, JB Watches, Eric Ganison Photography, LMG& Co. and more.

 Termed the “Black Party” historically, because of the traditional Ebony and Obsidian attire worn by guests, the annual summer party has also become well known for the reveal of the KRAVE Magazine Kover Search Kontest winner.  The three finalists take to all forms of media to promote their involvement in the contest and have therefore garnered even more national visibility for KRAVE Magazine. The party has also been hosted by celebrities and entertainment personalities such as Hosea Chanchez, Skip Cheatham, and Dallas Maverick Shawn Marion.
“Our summer annual party not only gives the staff at KRAVE Magazine a chance to celebrate our achievements but also brings us closer to our supporters, partners, and sponsors. And what better way than having a great time?” says KRAVE publisher William Young.

 The “Kover Search Kontest” is an immensely popular event for models and fashionistas alike. The KRAVE Magazine offices received hundreds of candidates and thousands of online votes for the chosen semi-finalists.  The finalists travel to Dallas to duke it out in a high-fashion photo shoot. The winner is chosen to be featured in KRAVE‘s coveted Holiday issue “kover.”

KRAVE Magazine, one of the only publications with a focus on fashion, health and lifestyle for the man of color, was founded by William T. Young. After seven years of high quality, high gloss material highlighting the lives of ‘minority’ men, the magazine has garnered praise worldwide. 

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For more information regarding the event or to receive press credentials, please contact: Starla Triggs,    405-245-2319.

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Posted by on July 12, 2011 in Events


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Kravings: MR. PORTER!!!!

This week saw the much anticipated launch of Mr. Porter, the cousin to the amazing women’s website Net-A-Porter. I know stylish men logged on all around the world to see what had to offer. I myself have a strong appreciation and adoration for men’s fashion so I logged on as well. What I found was a clean, simple, organized online shopping store that all gentlemen could appreciate.


With the temperatures rising everyday I decided to browse Mr. Porter and give you my picks for some Spring / Summer staple looks.

Look 1 – A plaid shirt, a pair of chino shorts, and a clean white sneaker is always a cool summer look to go for. *PS by Paul Smith SS Check Shirt, Incotex Linen Blend Chino Shorts, YSL Leather High Top Sneaker*

Look 2 – A crisp white button down, a light weight trouser pant, and a fun car shoe is an easy breezy springtime outfit. *Acne Oxford Shirt, Gucci Cotton Cargo Trousers, Car Suede Driving Shoe*

Look 3 – A fitted denim shirt paired with a great pair of white jeans and a canvas shoe is denim on denim perfection. *APC Denim Shirt, Burberry London Steadman Slim Jean, B Store Canvas Shoe*

Look 4 – Get sporty with a classic polo, a classic chino pant and a not so classic but mighty sleek denim sneaker. *Balenciaga Contrast Insert Pique Polo, Burberry London Cotton Chinos, Lanvin Denim and Leather Sneaker*

Look 5 – When the temps drop a tad bit a light weight sweater is needed; keep it summer friendly with cotton shorts and an awesome pair of brogue shoes. *John Smedley Striped Crew Neck Sweater, Burberry Brit Cotton Shorts, Paul Smith Perforated Leather Brogues*

Don’t forget your cool pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes and block the rays for the month’s ahead!

*Persol Steve McQueen Folding Sunglasses*

While I do not condone breaking the bank to purchase all these items, my selections are meant to give you an inspiration of items that you need in your wardrobe. So get to it! Happy Spring Shopping!

*All these items can be purchased at

Meli’sa-The Fashion Team

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Posted by on February 26, 2011 in Fashion+Style, Kravings


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ASOS: The classic “black” blazer reworked

So I’m always shocked to hear that men and women a like have never purchased from OR, however tragic, have not HEARD of WOW! has long been the UK’s largest online fashion and beauty store, established in 2000 by Nick Robertson and for the last ten years has been a staple for fashionistas worldwide. I myself have been purchasing from for the last two years, rarely sharing my secret sartorial pleasure with my peers. Alas, is becoming more and more popular to US shoppers and now has a site dedicated to US customers.

With the blessing from, KRAVE Magazine will now start to feature branded features on our blog and printed issues, showcasing the fantastic fashion you can get from the online retailer.

And now…for our very FIRST Branded post:


ASOS Slim Fit Studded Shawl Collar Blazer $189.64

Rock it out…literally.Studs and spikes have been adorning designer brands for the past few seasons.  Keep it masculine and sleek with black stud detail that doesn’t overwhelm the garment. Dress it up or down.

ASOS Slim Fit Zip Detail Blazer $206.88

It’s all in the details! And the minimal detailing creates a classic impact. Give the basic black an edge…with zipper edge detailing. Definitely not your typical dinner jacket but definitely for the sartorialist who wants to tip the scales, occasionally. 🙂


ASOS Slim Fit Panel Navy Blazer $146.54

Collaborate. Don’t be afraid to have an affair with navy. It’s still a deep rich hue and why not marry it WITH black? Classic + contemporary = your unique expression of style.


Stay tuned for more of the amazing articles and accessories you can get from If you like what you see here, click on the photos and you will be directed to the website for more information about the garment and instructions to purchase.


– Kenny Hibbler, Creative Director

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Posted by on December 2, 2010 in Fashion+Style


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Soul Food: Nourishment – Integrity

KRAVE Integrity

Here at KRAVE, we are renowned for being the go to fashion guide for today’s Man. After 5 years, we remain the only fashion lifestyle and entertainment magazine for all men of color.

What you may not know is that KRAVE equally embodies a set of core values that keep us looking as good on the inside as we endeavor to look on the outside. It’s been often said, “Clothes make the man.” There is truth in that statement. Certainly, what we wear makes a tremendous difference in how we are seen and judged by others, but what DEFINES a man cannot usually be captured in a photograph or measured by a tailor.


I’m not what most would consider a style or fashion guru, but I have been given the distinct pleasure of helping wardrobe your personality, enhance the look of your attitude, and challenge your way of thinking.

With that said, allow me to share a secret with you… I know something that looks good on EVERYONE! It’s sure to get you noticed and you will certainly stand out. It’s something every man should have but it doesn’t come cheap.

It goes well with denim, and still looks great with a blazer. Dress it up or down… it even goes great with a hat. African, Asian, bald, tall, overweight, or muscle head, this is definitely a “one size fits all.”

To be without it would be like having a bright and beautiful smile and terrible breath; or having on the finest linen suit, in the summer, and not wearing deodorant.

It’s Integrity.

Integrity is adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.

Being known for your sense of style and swag can open many doors and provide you with access to many places  Your integrity is what will help you stay there long enough to take advantage of those opportunities. Our pants and socks shouldn’t be the only things that match. Our words and actions should be consistent with what we hold as personal convictions and values.

Integrity…how does it look on you?

Anthony Roberts

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Posted by on November 30, 2010 in Soul food


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Cheryl Jones: Female Model of the Month


Miss November: Cheryl (Cejae) Jones

Where are you from?

I was born in Daegu Korea, and have lived all over the world; I don’t really claim one place.

When did you start modeling?

When I was 17

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

What constantly drives me about the industry is the unlimited freedom to be creative. Fashion is art, and the possibilities for art are endless. There’s nothing better than coming up with and idea and actually seeing it come to life in a photograph or fashion show.

What are some of your best/worst experiences modeling?

My best modeling experience is Rip the Runway. The entire week was a whirlwind, it was very high paced, and was definitely no walk in the park….auditions, fittings, rehearsals…I probably felt every emotion, from anxious to nervous to ecstatic. I had the opportunity to witness the behind the scenes and meet a lot of influential people in the industry. Yes, it was exciting to walk on stage knowing that it would be broadcast across the world, but that was far from the best part…the best part was the bond that i made with the other models, the friends that i made, I sought something out and achieved it, but it wouldn’t have been as great without them….best modeling experience and one the my best experiences in general.

What advice would you give to hopeful models?

Wow, well there’s tons of advice to give…be confident, study your craft, follow designers watch the trends, follow models watch how they walk pose dress…watch your figure, I’m not saying you need to be 100lbs but you definitely want to be at a competitive weight, maintain healthy skin and hair…and just go for it!

What is your dream job?

I have many…shoot with Steven Miesel…walk for Balmain and DSquared2 during fashion week…be a Victoria’s secret model…
How can you be booked?

The Clutts Agency

What would you consider your best feature?

I don’t smile J…a lot of people say I have great hair.

What are some of the jobs/campaigns you’ve been booked for or are
recognized in?

BET’s Rip The Runway

Vivica A. Fox Hair Collection

Modern Luxury Houston Brides

Academy Sports & Outdoors

Jezebel Magazine

Vibe Magazine

Source Magazine

King Magazine

Rides Magazine

Ozone Magazine

How do you stay in ‘model shape’?

Workout and eat healthy! I’m a fan of P90x and the treadmill. I try to eat lots of fruits, veggies, lean meats, no white bread, rice or pasta. And drink lots of water!

KRAVE celebrates beauty and more importantly celebrates young people of color living their dreams. We congratulate Miss Jones on her success so far and wish her many blessings in the future.


Posted by on November 4, 2010 in KRAVE Her, Uncategorized


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KRAVINGS: H&M x Lanvin

In just 2 days, H&M will showcase the highly anticipated Lanvin collection on their website, H&M.

Fashion frenzied folks worldwide have been counting down to the release date to get their hands on the luxury brand‘s specialty collection for the hot shop spot.

Here is what the famed Lanvin designer, Alber Elbaz, had to say about the collaboration.


We can’t wait for the launch and we know you’re excited too!

-Kenny, Creative Director

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Posted by on November 2, 2010 in Events, Fashion+Style, Kravings


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