OTE BLOG

  • #OnTREND FASHION FLASHBACK | GLAMOUR MAGAZINE'S WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARD

    #OnTREND FASHION FLASHBACK | GLAMOUR MAGAZINE'S WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARD

    Earlier this week Glamour Magazine hosted Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York.  For 27 years the event has honored game changers, rule breakers, and trailblazers. The 2017 award recipients included Nicole Kidman, Gigi Hadid, Solange Knowles and more. Let’s get an #OnTrend Flashback of these fabulous and stylish women all worth celebrating.

    Nicole Kidman was honored with The Icon award wearing a Christian Dior tiered tulle dress adorned with a cartoon bird which Kidman explained is a reminder of the individual’s limitless potential.

    Gigi Hadid received The Supernova award wearing this beige lace dress with trailing floor-length sleeves from designer Zuhair Murad Fall 2017 Couture. Also in attendance was sister Bella Hadid wearing Christian Ottaviano.

    Solange Knowles received The Artist Award wearing a brilliant Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2017 Couture chartreuse velvet gown.

    Take a look at the other trailblazing women making #OnTrend fashion statements at this year’s Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

    Anna Wintour of course was in attendance wearing a dark green velvet dress adorned with swirls of lace paired with a heavy gemstone necklace with a large cross pendant and large diamond rings.

    Iman looked spectacular wearing this plum ruffle showstopper from designer Christian Siriano’s Spring 2018 collection.

    Original Wonder Woman Lynda Carter was a presenter and wore this chic black belted and ruffled dress accentuated with a chinchilla capelet.

    Traci Ellis Ross in a vibrant fire engine red cut-out Prabal Gurung dress paired with Jimmy Choo pumps to complete this fiery look.

    Zendaya was fabulous in pink wearing Viktor and Rolf Soir Collection bow detached jumpsuit with Lesilla pumps and a sexy Supernova choker by Messika Jewelry.

    Laverne Cox wore a sexy black curve-hugging floor-length glitter and lace Stello gown.

    Award-winning journalist Tamron Hall rocked a zebra print ensemble from designer Alessandra Rich’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection.

  • #onTREND COVER | KENDRICK LAMAR COVER FORBES 30 UNDER 30

    #onTREND COVER | KENDRICK LAMAR COVER FORBES 30 UNDER 30

    ‘Conscious Capitalist’ & Rapper Kendrick Lamar covers the Dec 17 issue of FORBES Magazine’s 30 under 30 issue. 

    This day and age…We appreciate conscious rappers such as Kendrick but he conscious way beyond hip hop and the culture.  In 2014 Kendrick partnered with Reebok to create a signature pair of sneakers…One red…One blue…Symbolizing peaceful co existence of the notorious Bloods and Crips gangs.  Growing up in Compton CA…Kendrick often speaks of his inspiration from the streets and his experiences. 

    "Any kind of business outside of art and culture and hip-hop, I have to have full creative control," says the seven-time Grammy winner. "And having that control, I always wanted to have something that represents more than just a price tag." He's earned $78.5 million over the past five years, including a career-best $30 million this year, and inked a new Nike deal this summer. Kendrick grosses more than $1milli a night and even more for bigger festivals and venues. He decried Photoshop's creation of unrealistic beauty norms on his multiplatinum album DAMN., at last year's Grammys, he won five awards, including Best Rap Album, and performed in chains and a prison uniform to raise awareness about mass incarceration.

    "It's really about failure, not being in fear of that," Lamar says. "Once you tackle that and block that idea, and you know it's okay to actually make a mistake or to fail at something, you get back up and try it again."

    TRENDER Kendrick Lamar...THE CONSCIOUS CAPITALIST!

  • #onTREND COVER | BLAKE SHELTON IS PEOPLE’S SEXIEST MAN ALIVE

    #onTREND COVER | BLAKE SHELTON IS PEOPLE’S SEXIEST MAN ALIVE

    The Voice Judge and chart topping Country Singer Blake Shelton is PEOPLE’S MAGAZINES SEXIEST MAN ALIVE!

    Blake and his quirky sense of humor thought it was a joke. ‘Yall must be running out of people,’ Blake said.

    “I can’t wait to shove this up Adam’s ass,” Shelton adds. “As proud as I am and honored that you guys asked me, that’s really the only thing I care about.

  • #onTREND COVER | KOFI COVERS ESSENCE

    #onTREND COVER | KOFI COVERS ESSENCE

    The handsome 23 year old 6’2 Ghananian Actor Nana-Kofi Siriboe covers the Dec-Jan issue of Essence Magazine. 

    The newcomer has been serving tall glasses of water to the women who now consider themselves SiriBAES. Of course this melanin blessed brother is well deserving of it ALL.

    Queen Sugar’s Ralph Angel & Girl’s Trip star has proven that he not only a chocolate statue but also a humble, kind and even more intelligent young man whose future his brighter than his teeth when he graces us with that infectious smile.

    Keep your eye open for his new project ‘Jump’ that he wrote, produced, directed and starred in about mental health.

    Lately Kofi has been on a journey to discover his African roots…

    "In first grade I was asked 'What's your favorite food?' I said, 'Fufu,' and everybody laughed. I also remember asking my teacher not to say my full name, Nana-Kofi [Nana means 'son of kings']. Last year I went to Kumasi, in Ghana, for the first time and met the king, whose real name is Nana."

    "I didn't always understand the roots that are woven into my name, but that realization is happening now." 

  • #onTREND COVERS | GQ CITIZEN OF THE YEAR = COLIN KAEPERNICK ‘THE MAN WHO BECAME THE MOVEMENT!’

    #onTREND COVERS | GQ CITIZEN OF THE YEAR = COLIN KAEPERNICK ‘THE MAN WHO BECAME THE MOVEMENT!’

    Four years after his first GQ Magazine cover…Colin Kaepernick graces the cover yet again but the praises are just different.  Colin is no longer a quarterback but the role he has is far more important than throwing a football.  By kneelin during the National Anthem Colin has changed the entire game…Not just the game of football but the game of activism. 

    GQ is ‘Celebrating the man who became a movement’ and honoring him with the much deserved GQ Citizen of the Year.

    Photographer Martin Schoeller is responsible for the iconic photoshoot of Colin in Harlem where his inspiring images evoke the spirit of Muhammad Ali’s anti-Vietnam War protests in the late 60s.

    What in the Huey P. Newton reincarnation…

    Colin’s sincerity and genuine effort to bring awareness for equal justice is revealed as these images tell a story that resonates extremely loud throughout the nation.

    Colin wanted to ‘reclaim the narrative of his protest’ since some people still view his silent protest as disrespect to the American flag, National Anthem and servicemen which is far from the initial protests.

    Colin’s purpose is SO much bigger than football and the spirit in these images reflect that!  His silent protests has created dialogue and got the attention of the world...‘THE MAN WHO BECAME THE MOVEMENT!’

    Save

  • #onTREND STYLE | TRACEE ELLIS ROSS + JC PENNY HOLIDAY CAPSULE COLLECTION

    #onTREND STYLE | TRACEE ELLIS ROSS + JC PENNY HOLIDAY CAPSULE COLLECTION

    One of our FAV TRENDERS Tracee Ellis Ross teams up with JC Penney for a holiday capsule collection which will be available on Nov 12. 

    The buzz is circulating about the diverse campaign and how is the new #onTREND marketing initiative following the look book for Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty and Beyonce’s Ivy Park. The casting for the campaign alone shows us just how successful the collection will be.

    Tracee’s sense and expertise of style influenced the creative and casual design of the line which includes everything from pajamas, accessories, home accessories, casual and workwear along with dressy and eveningwear.

    Tracee was sure to include a wide array of options for all. The price points and versatile collection will be a hit for TRENDY ladies.

    Tracy said “It’s been my lifelong dream to design a line of clothing to utilize my love of style and clothes and to create a collection accessible to everyone that empowers women to embrace their joyful spirit. Each piece is timeless and versatile, classic but with flavor. They can be mixed and matched to create elegant looks for everybody and every body."

    Save

  • #onTRENDsetter JANET JACKSON RECEIVES MUSIC ICON AWARD AT THE OUT100 GALA

    #onTRENDsetter JANET JACKSON RECEIVES MUSIC ICON AWARD AT THE OUT100 GALA

    Last night in NY at the Altman Building the OUT100 Gala presented by Lexus happened and TRENDsetter Janet Jackson accepted the Music Icon Award.

    She wore a custom black jumpsuit with fur over the shoulders and a braided ponytail that made her look under 30yrs old. Ms. Jackson still got it!

    Janet ended her heartfelt speech about the state of our nation with familiar lyrics ‘Everywhere I go, every smile I see, I know you are there, smiling back at me…’

    Save

  • #onTREND WHO IS THE ONLY PERSON THAT CAN MAKE JURY DUTY COOL? FORMER PRES BARACK OBAMA

    #onTREND WHO IS THE ONLY PERSON THAT CAN MAKE JURY DUTY COOL? FORMER PRES BARACK OBAMA

    The only day anyone would want jury duty was yesterday at the Daly Center in Cook Co where our PRESIDENT FOR LIFE Former POTUS Barack Hussein Obama reported for jury duty. 

    Former POTUS left his Chicago home in the Kenwood neighborhood to head to jury duty. Who calls Pres. Obama to jury duty anyway…

    It seems like he enjoyed his day in court. Its good to know the evils of the world still hasn’t taken that genuine smile of his away.

    Pres. Obama smiled and shook hands has greeted people and cause chaos. One juror even joked with her family that she would have jury duty with Pres. Obama…And she had jury duty with Pres. Obama…

    NEVER FORGET! The 1st Black POTUS…

    Save

  • #onTREND EVENTS | #TRENDERS ATTEND THE 14th ANNUAL CFDA AWARDS LAST NIGHT IN BROOKLYN

    Last night TRENDERS came out in style to The Weylin in Brooklyn for a night of Fashion. Fashion icons and celebrities attended the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund honors emerging American fashion designers.

    Attendees included TRENDERS Supermodel Ashely Graham wearing Victor Glemauld, Rapper Nicki Minaj wearing Alexander Wang, Actress LaLa Anthony wearing Baja East, Entertainer Teyana Taylor also wearing Baja East, Fashion Chief Anna Wintour and so many others.

    TRENDERS looked fab in the designer trends as they enjoyed the garden themed ambience.

    Telfar Clemens of Telfar WON the 2017 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund and will receive a monetary award of $400,000 while runner ups Ahlem Manai-Platt of Ahlem and Chromat’s Becca McCharen-Tran will each receive $150,000. The designers will also meet with an assigned mentor to assist in the progression of their designs.

    The winners were selected by the 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Selection Committee featuring Joseph Altuzarra, Eva Chen, Mark Holgate, Jeffrey Kalinsky, Steven Kolb, Roopal Patel, Nicole Phelps, Andrew Rosen, and Diane von Furstenberg.

    Save

    Save

  • #onTREND GIRLS TRIP | NEW MOM SERENA WILLIAMS ENJOYS A GIRL SQUAD WEEKEND IN NY

    Serena Williams and her Girl Squad had a fab weekend in Midtown New York at the Bacarrat Hotel & Residences.

    Sister Venus Williams and girlfriends LaLa Anthony, Ciara and a few others joined Serena for luxurious spa services at Spa de la Mer, cake making, drinking, a trapeze class, afternoon tea and an exclusive special dinner at the Baccarat. The Girl Squad also enjoyed the luxe hotel once it closed its pool and they had a private swim.

    The Girl Squad then went for a night out on the town in the Meatpacking District to a rooftop location.

    We hear the party bus was equipped with a dance pole. So we KNOW these ladies had a grand time. Whether a bachelorette weekend or not…The ladies had the ultimate Girl’s Trip!

    Save

    Save

  • #onTREND CELEBS LOVE YSL NIKI SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL BOOTS $10K

    Those #onTREND YSL Niki Swarovski Crystal Embellished Boot will put a $10k dent in on your card. That doesn’t stop the TRENDERS from spending those coins.

    Celebrities such as Hustler of the Year Cardi & Songbird Celine Dion showed us versatile ways to SLAY the trendy boot.

    How did this happen???

    Frenemies NeNe Leakes & Kim Zolciak wore the same boot on WWHL with Andy Cohen.  We are not even going to ask who wore it better...

     

    Take a look back on our SAME LOOK | DIFFERENT COINS YSL Boot post for cheaper options.

  • #onTRENDexperience DC Holiday Edition Style Tutorial & Shopping Experience | Sat 12.9 | Stonefish Lounge DC

    EVENT OVERVIEW

    The Julien Management Group and Platinum Image Boutique Presents On TREND Experience | DC Holiday Edition taking place Saturday December 9, 2017 from 1:00pm – 7:00pm at the luxurious Stonefish Lounge in Washington, DC. The OTE | DC Holiday Edition is an event that will feature several of the hottest trending and emerging designers, boutiques and brands. Brands will collectively receive the opportunity to promote and showcase to their respective market of professional TRENDERS during the holiday season for an unforgettable exclusive shopping experience as we transform the all white chic Stonefish Lounge DC into a posh shopping mall occupied by mini brand pop up shops. TRENDERS will enjoy Sipping…Shopping…& Showcasing in style as they revel in all things TRENDING for the upcoming holiday season during the On TREND Shopping Experience!

     

    The DC Holiday Edition On TREND Style Experience will be hosted by a Celebrity Stylist alongside a fab Celebrity Fashionista to be announced. The duo will serve up a dose of priceless Fashion secrets and tips for all TRENDERS as they enjoy the electric atmosphere!

    EVENT DETAILS

    ü  #onTRENDexperience Shopping Experience

    ü  Fashion Presentation by Celebrity Stylist & Custom Couture Designer Kenny ‘Kas’ Flanagan

    ü  Style Tutorial

    ü  Female Celebrity Muse

    ü  #onTREND Specialty Drinks

    ü  Delectable Desserts

    ü  Celebrity | Media | VIP Invites

    ü  & MORE!

    Save

  • [SAVE THE DATE] #onTRENDexperience DC Holiday Edition Style Tutorial & Shopping Experience

    [SAVE THE DATE] #onTRENDexperience DC Holiday Edition Style Tutorial & Shopping Experience

    WHAT:          THE JULIEN MANAGEMENT GROUP & PLATINUM IMAGE BOUTIQUE PRESENTS #onTRENDexperience | DC HOLIDAY EDITION Style Tutorial & Shopping Experience

                                                   

    WHEN:         SATURDAY | DECEMBER 9, 2017

     

    TIME:            1:00pm – 3:00pm Style Tutorial | 3:00pm – 7:00pm Shopping Experience

     

    WHERE:       Stonefish Lounge DC  |  1708 L St NW  |  Washington, DC

  • #onTREND SAME LOOK + DIFFERENT COIN | YSL NIKI SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL BOOTS

    If you don’t have $10k on the card for the ON TREND YSL Boot…We have other options that will give you the SAME LOOK + DIFFERENT COIN!

    Steve Madden will never fail us TRENDERS! His version of the blinged out boot is trendy and affordable. You can’t go wrong. We are sure these will be on several holiday lists.

    ONLY $299

     

    Jessica Simpson is serving us her version of the infamous boot which seems to have a pointier toes and smaller price tag.

    ONLY $169

    ALL THINGS ON TREND!

    Save

    Save

  • [BRAND OPPORTUNITY] WHERE MY #TRENDERS AT?

    IS YOUR BRAND ON TREND?

    OTE will fuse FASHION…BEAUTY…MUSIC…ENTERTAINMENT and so much more. Brands will have the ability to secure an OTE Cabana and convert the cabana area into their own personal pop up shop. OTE Cabanas can be staged into boutiques to represent the brand and its market appeal. All participants will be able to sell merchandise, products, services and more t0 deliver a fabulous shopping experience to our TRENDERS. Limited OTE TABLES are also available to showcase brands during the On TREND Shopping Experience.

    If you have any questions about #onTRENDexperience and would like to become a OTE VENDOR TRENDER please contact us at onTRENDexperience@gmail.com.

  • #onTREND | Nicki Minaj + H&M = 2017 Holiday Campaign

    Swedish fashion retailer & an afforadable go to for TRENDERS is collaborating with Female Rapper Nicki Minaj for the brands upcoming holiday campaign.   The H&M Holiday Campaign was shot in Scotland and officially announced by Nicki via Instagram. 

     

    At the Meta Gala in May, Nicki revealed that her & H&M had a 'special collaboration' coming this fall.  Nicki wore an #onTREND exclusive custom H&M Couture dress. 

     

    We cant wait to see what Nicki & H&M have in store for us right in time for the holidays.

    Save

  • [#onTREND Designer Experience] Designer Aria Garcia for AREGA

    #onTREND would like to introduce our TRENDERS to AREGA!

     

    This emerging couture women’s line is the brainchild of Aria Garcia, a native of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands who is CEO & Creative Director of this exquisite fashion brand.  AREGA’s clean, confident and classy design aesthetic underscores the AREGA woman client base and potential customer.

    AREGA collections have graced New York’s Fashion Week runways and red carpets domestically and internationally including Europe, Asia and Latin America.  The brand has worked with and created couture pieces for Japanese pop-star Mika Nakashima, Beauty Influencer Patrick Star, Miss Universe US Virgin Islands beauty Janeisha John and Real Housewives of NY cast member Dorinda Medley to name a few.

     #GETonTREND & enjoy AREGA!

    Save

  • #onTREND | Rihanna taking over the beauty game via Fenty Beauty...$72 milli in 1month!

    Entertainer and now Industry Mogul Rihanna is shaking up the beauty game with Fenty Beauty.  Rihanna launched Fenty Beauty September 9 and has poured in over $72 milli (media value = $ made by social media).

    The debut included Highlighters, Concealers, Lip Gloss, Make Up Tools and 40 DIFFERENT shades of Foundation. 

    Oct 13 Fenty Beauty released ‘Galaxy Collection’ Holiday Line equipped with colorful eye shadow palettes and lipsticks. 

     

    It is certain that has IT…She is a TRENDER & #onTREND BOSS as she also continues to SLAY with her Rihanna for Puma & River Island brands.

    Save