There’s certainly no shortage when it comes to fashion designers. Year after year, fashionistas around the globe anxiously await Fashion Week that floats around to so many different cities. The ability to evolve as a designer is crucial in such a saturated market, and that’s exactly Prabal Gurung’s specialty.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge have (at least) one thing in common: impeccable style. Who is the designer that links these two? Prabal Gurung. One aspect that sets Gurung apart from the rest is his ability to adapt. Gurung believes that fashion is forever changing – so his designs should be, too.

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This American band has been around for a little over ten years and has gained a lot of support from fans. The group has also built a solid reputation in the rock music world. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Black Veil Brides, currently resides in Hollywood, California. Currently, their fans are anticipating their tour in 2018, and their new album called Vale. Even though the group members have changed overtime, some things have remained pretty consistent. The five rock stars are Lead Vocalist Andy Biersack, Bassist and backup vocalist Ashley Purdy, Lead Guitarist Jake Pitts, Rhythm Guitarist and Violinist Jinxx and Christian “CC” Coma on drums. Quite like a machine, each person’s talent helps the band function as a whole. 

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For just over a decade, fashion brand, Bimba y Lola, has proven to be a major contender in the fashion game. The line was started in 2006 by sisters, Maria and Uxia Dominquez, the affordable, ready-to-wear brand is set to reach new heights as the brand sets out to expand globally.

Since the brand’s inception in 2006, Bimba y Lola has managed to create a fashion empire worth millions. The company raked up nearly $180 million last year alone. Bimba y Lola has 225 stores in 16 countries spanning across Europe, Asia and Latin America and plans to open 20 more flagship locations in the very near future. Although there’s not any talks of an U.S. store opening, that does not stop true fashionistas from copping the Spanish-based designs online

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The restaurant buzzed with excitement as hungry guests waited to be seated. “You see how bright it is,” one woman commented as she pointed at the rustic brick walls that had been painted white. “It’s kind of modern and kind of industrial at the same time,” she concluded. Her friend, rocking an auburn afro, nodded in agreement. “Of course it is. You know Kandi’s got style.”

Although the restaurant has been open for more than a year, it was still the place to be. Located at 177 Peters Street in Castleberry Hill, one of Atlanta’s trendy artistic neighborhoods, the restaurant has gained an increasing amount of popularity for its connection to reality tv star Kandi Burruss. But as I waited in line, seduced by the smell of home-made soul food and staring at pictures on the three family members turned managers on the wall, I couldn’t help but feel warmth of home. Despite her fame, singer-songwriter, actress, record producer and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss-Tucker’s restaurant seemed authentic and down to earth. “Welcome to Old Lady Gang,” an upbeat server announced as she escorted me to my table. A lively group of young adults sitting at the bar laughed heartily as I followed the waitress, wondering what all Old Lady Gang had to offer.

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Fashion designs begin on a blank “canvas.” Creative concepts and immaculate fabrications spring free from artistic minds to the pages of glossy magazines and lithe runway models. Conventional luxury fashion brands are often perceived as the only type of fashion with well-defined and conceptualized meanings. Street wear fashion is the fastest growing trend in recent years. Designers clamor to reach the young celebrity, millennial market of fashion consumers. Virgil Abloh, creator of luxury street wear brand Off-White, perfectly connects with youth culture and high-end fashion figures through his polished but gritty designs. Off-White is the amalgamation of brazen fashion and highly-imagined concepts. 

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The subtleties and complexities of the human expressions are often misinterpreted and misrepresented. Many artists possess a great talent for the expressions of people. Their keen sense of perception and attention to detail allow them to create beautiful masterpieces and mosaics of emotions. Colombian-born, Toronto-based artist, Carlos Delgado, is one of the artists to possess this talent. His paintings primarily focus on human connections and expressions through many mediums. His cultural and economic background offer an exciting and fresh twist on portraits. 

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Middle School is a test of endurance, bravery and mental fortitude. The physical changes of the body combined with and pressures from school make for a lethal mixture of emotional volatility. The main concern of the average middle schooler consists of popularity, popularity and more popularity. Because there are attractive and physically-gifted jock types at the top of the social ladder, there must be a bottom to this social ladder. The bottom includes nerds and wimps like “Greg Heffley.” Heffley is the main character in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid, a fictional comedy novel by Jeff Kinney. Kinney that perfectly illustrates the perils of adolescence and the quest for acceptance and popularity. His writing reveals a unique brand of humor and child-like illustrations, gaining him a massive fanbase and readers for a lifetime.

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With the “soul of a giant, and the heart of a lion,” Big K.R.I.T. released his first album as an independent artist on October 27. In less than a month, the project has soared to No.1 on the Itunes hip-hop music charts.

The highly-anticipated album titled “4eva is a Mighty Long Time” is the rapper’s third studio  album to date. Clearly, the rapper/producer isn’t a new face on the music scene.  He’s been releasing projects since 2009, and has managed to grow significantly as an artist, and still remain true to his fans by producing quality music at the same time.

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