The Funk Boutique: Savage x Fenty Can Handle the Curves (and Run All the Lights) in Their Latest Campaign

The Funk Boutique: Savage x Fenty Can Handle the Curves (and Run All the Lights) in Their Latest Campaign

Telfar is dropping more bags on Aug. 4; Marcus Samuelsson is curating food for the Met Gala; and Rih Gives Us Eau de Fenty so we can smell like her.

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The Caramel Curves, an all-Black women’s motorcycle crew from New Orleans, are used to turning heads and taking names through the city as they cruise around each Sunday. Their over-the-top and vibrant fashion gives them a distinct and noticeable edge, sporting only the brightest clothing—think highlighter yellow and neon green—rhinestones everywhere, only wearing heels and helmets with fuchsia mohawks. All of this to say, the glitz and glamour of these badass ladies easily caught Rihanna’s eye.

The campaign was shot all around New Orleans by Shaniqwa Jarvis and features the ladies in the newest drop—embroidered bra and underwear sets, gloves, curve-hugging bodysuits and fishnets. They posed alongside and next to their prized motorcycles and showcased the raw power and confidence that comes from being in that type of control.

One thing that is clearly a theme in both the photos and the Caramel Curves’ day-to-day lives is the heels. No matter the time, day or outfit, these women can be seen rocking their heels—save for long rides ranging up to 100 miles. “I have been wearing heels and thank the Lord, I never fell.”

Tierra “Choosy” Thomas reflects on their photoshoot while riding through the city saying it was “definitely a normal Curve day,” as they were seen in thongs atop their bikes, yet each woman felt comfortable and taken care of, understanding that a lot of thought was put into “making it for plus-sized women,” according to British Vogue.

On top of the recent drop and lingerie shoot, Rih announced her new perfume “Eau De Fenty” would drop on August 10. Per Vogue, the show “literally cannot go on” until Rihanna has applied her perfume—having a deep connection with the beauty product and her mother’s work in the fragrance industry.

The scent is gender-neutral, held within a perfect amber-colored bottle and can fit right in the palm of your hand. The bottle is stylistically resemblant to an antique perfume bottle and caps at $120 per bottle.

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Plant-Based at the Met

Plant-Based at the Met

The Met Gala, which usually takes place the first Monday in May, will be hosted on Sept. 13 and features an entirely plant-based meal. James Beard award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson and Bon Appétit hand-picked 10 up-and-coming chefs, restaurant owners and cookbook authors to curate the meal according to Vogue. The Gala will be a much smaller endeavor than in previous years and will focus on the importance of American influence in fashion. This year’s costume institute titled, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” serves as the main inspiration for the chef’s dishes, each of which will focus on their “interpretation of regional American cuisine.”

After facing the difficulties of the last year-and-a-half and emerging on the other side, Samuelsson reflects that “the gala [is] an incomparable opportunity for emerging talent to elevate their careers and share their perspectives and craft.”

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Theophilio x Swim

Theophilio x Swim

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund recipient Edvin Thompson recently debuted his first swimwear collection during Miami Swim Week, which will now be available for purchase beginning in mid-August. Thompson’s brand, Theophilio, is well known for its most recent collaboration with Black Fashion Fair and their “Family Reunion” collection. The swimwear line was inspired by the sunrises and sunsets in Jamaica. The line consists of strappy bikinis, textured coverups and beaded headwear. “The vibrant colors constantly reminded me of how alive I was. The rivers and oceans aided many juvenile activities. I want to hold on to that image with this swim collection,” Thompson tells WWD. The collection starts at $90 and goes up to $225.

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Set Your Alarm for 8:59 a.m…A New Telfar Drop Is Coming

Set Your Alarm for 8:59 a.m…A New Telfar Drop Is Coming

After blowing us all away with his Liberian Olympic team uniforms, Telfar Clemens dropped a bombshell on us this morning. He announced that at 9 a.m. ET on Aug. 4, there will be a new bag drop. “THIS IS A BIG RESTOCK [up-arrow emoji] CHANCES OF COPING [up-arrow emoji]” Telfar writes on the brand’s Instagram video. The video takes place in an airplane hanger as a gentleman steps out of the car and into a private plane, his black Telfar bag being gently lifted into the seat next to him.

This new drop is very exciting considering Telfar announced some of the designs worn by the Liberian Olympic team would be made available for public consumption later this year. During the Olympic Games opening ceremony, the Liberian team debuted Telfar’s designs in what has become the first Telfar runway show since before the pandemic.

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YSL Perfume…But Make It Extreme

YSL Perfume…But Make It Extreme

Zoë Kravitz and YSL are a match made in heaven. Now as the brand the “cult favorite” Black Opium perfume is getting an extreme makeover. The new release of “Black Opium Extreme Eau de Parfum” takes the concept and all of the things fans love about the original scent and amps it up, making it even bolder and more enjoyable. Kravitz tells Elle that the scent is “slightly more earthy and masculine, which I think to me is even sexier.”

The scent is now available at all YSL online stories as well as retailers…and with one spritz of this, “you, too, can smell like Catwoman.”

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