Cordae Partners with PUMA After Turning Down 95% of Deals, ‘I Can’t Be a Slave to the Brand’

Cordae isn’t willing to affiliate his name with just anyone. The rapper is opening up about how selective he is when it comes to securing brand deals amid the release of his official collection with PUMA.

The HI-LEVEL collection launched on Thursday with an RS-X, Suede, and a range of apparel including a jacket, hoodie, sweatpants, and three T-shirts. It’s an organic partnership Cordae described as a “full-circle moment,” due to his lifelong respect for the brand.

“In middle school, the public school I went to in PG County, we had to wear uniforms,” Cordae told Nice Kicks. “It was a white shirt, khaki pants, and all-black sneakers, so I always rocked the PUMA suedes.”

The rapper aims to maintain integrity with his brand and the companies he aligns himself with. While speaking on his newest partnership with Bootleg Kev, Cordae explained how careful he is when agreeing to

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Jewellery Trends to Look Out for in 2023

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Karolina Grabowska via

If you’re searching for the hottest trends in jewellery, 2023 has an abundance of fashionable and customisable options that are sure to be a hit. If you want to stay ahead of the curve this year, check out these trendsetting pieces!

Despite an unclear future, one thing is certain: eco-friendly and upcycled jewellery will continue dominating many collections. Particularly, be on the lookout for rings crafted from precious recycled metals such as silver or gold, plus necklaces with repurposed stones or beads.

Here are the top five jewellery trends to look out for in 2023, put together by the team from PRYA Jewellery.

From customisable necklaces to one-of-a-kind bracelets, we have something for everyone. So don’t hesitate any longer – start accessorising today and express your unique style!

Zodiac jewellery

What’s your zodiac sign? Let the stars decide your next jewellery purchase

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Savile Row Fights to Stay Relevant as Suits Fall Out of Fashion

(Bloomberg) — When the governor of the Bank of England stood up to address 300 City bigwigs last month, there was a striking difference from previous Mansion House dinners — no-one was wearing black-tie.

The historic relaxation of one of London’s stuffiest dress codes was a relief to many attendees after temperatures struck a record-breaking 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) earlier in the day.

But heat waves and increasingly casual fashion habits pose a headache to one of the capital’s best-known industries on the other side of town: the tailors of Savile Row.

Savile Row has faced a tough time after stores closed during Covid following several years of rising rents, but the latest threats in its 200 years of history are perhaps more subtle and pervasive.

“The boundaries are blurred now” between the office and the outside world, said Nick Paget, senior editor at WGSN, a retail trends

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Will Glass Cosmetics be your next skincare holy grail?

Even though there is an abundance of skincare products on the market, Glass Cosmetics made their mark with only two masks in their repertoire – the Matcha and Mocha face masks. While many enthusiasts have taken up five to seven step skincare routines, finding a brand with only two products in their line seems contradictory to the trend.

However, their minimal number of products are a testament to their commitment to quality. With materials sourced from the UK, they have created two masks for different skin concerns. So, we tested out their masks to see if they were worth the hype. 

Mocha Mask

The Mocha Mask claims to exfoliate dead skin cells and make the skin smoother. It also claims to be useful for acne-prone and oily skin. 

The mask mainly focuses on exfoliating the skin to leave you with a very smooth base. It has bits of coffee ground

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Bbare cosmetics is bringing clean beauty to the masses

Consumers are demanding cleaner products across the board, advocating more and more for the removal of harmful chemicals and toxins from the products they use.

Companies that are more conscious of the environment and the impact on the consumer are the ones that are at the forefront of each industry today.

One industry that has struggled for decades when it comes to damaging ingredients or harming the environment is the beauty industry. The beauty industry generates more than $100 billion U.S. dollars in revenue each year, so its environmental impact is much too large to continue ignoring.

The average woman uses twelve different beauty products each day, some of which are makeup, nail polish, skin care, fragrances and more. However, many of these products are subject to major plastic pollution, harmful packaging or even animal testing. This is what inspired Chantelle Thompson to develop her very own beauty brand,

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A look inside GLAMOUR’s Beauty Celebration in association with MAC Cosmetics & Foreo

This past weekend we hosted the GLAMOUR Beauty Celebration Hair Masterclass in partnership with Mac Cosmetics & Foreo at the idyllic, 54 on bath in Rosebank.

The intimate affair brought together industry experts, beauty and skin enthusiasts, and influential personalities for a day of informative and inspiring talks, product sales, networking, giveaways, and lots of Instagrammable moments.

MAC Cosmetics makeup artist, Mokgadi Shogole

Hosted by our Editor-in-Chief Nontando Mposo and Beauty Editor Jesé Lillienfeldt-Hartman, there were tons of photo moments, a panel discussion titled ‘How technology is changing the beauty scene’ between our Editor-in-Chief, Nontando Mposo joined by Dr. Dudu Kgoebane, DJ Mat Elle, Award-winning Transgender Activist, and Influencer, Yaya Mavundla, Makeup artist and comedian, Halle Robison. MAC Cosmetics makeup artist, Mokgadi Shogole did a frosty and icy lip look that took us back to the 90s beauty trend, and Foreo’s Marketing Manager, Chantell Malan did a live demo

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5 Local Running Stores Around Ocean and Monmouth County NJ

Some dates are pretty important to remember.

Like your significant others birthday, when a job interview is, when the milk in your fridge expires, there’s a lot to keep in mind!

One date that always sticks in my head is the date I decided to start running and getting in shape.

For years, I did marching band and that kept me moving in high school and college, but after graduating college that stopped.

Photo by Rojan Maharjan on Unsplash

Photo by Rojan Maharjan on Unsplash

So on December 25th, 2015 I decided to start running, working out, and trying to stay in some sort of shape.

I’m happy to say that to this day, seven years later, exercise is still a regular part of my life.

Just this morning, I cranked out 4 miles on the Seaside Heights boardwalk before getting ready for work.

It was while running that I

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