Saturday, November 24, 2012

Rap meets fashion 2

The acknowledgement of high class fashion is not restricted to those who work in fashion alone and those of us who like to wear it. Rappers in the music industry have come to recognize the class that goes along with donning high class fashion labels.
Some don’t just flaunt their designer labels, they also rap about it and are seen at the fashion shows. A great example of a rapper who also has a flare for high street fashion is Kanye West.

Sometime in the year he designed shoes he called ‘cruel summer’ with Italian shoe footwear giant Giuseppe Zanotti which sold for about $6000. He at some point referred to himself as the Loius Vuitton don, he owns that much franchise and also designed shoes for Louis Vuitton and Nike sneakers called “Air Yeezy”. Just a few days ago he was spotted at Chanel fashion week, front row seats of course.

Rick Ross who is well known as rozay, called himself the Red bottom boss, due to his love for expensive and fine footwear designed by French power house Christian Louboutins. He is known to mention fashion brands in his bars quite often, he knows what we ladies love.

Here are some selected rappers and bars in which they acknowledge high priced designers of luxury items that every fashionista would love to own in his or her wardrobe.

‘……..I value her time like an Audemars Piguet’

‘…… I can take you there, call Marc Jacobs personally to make a pair’
       ‘… the ones beneath me recognize the red bottoms I wear?’
‘…….Balenciaga sneakers now she talking cash money…
‘…..Cartier new rings, Chanel hoodie on, shopping in Milan, -
‘….exotic red bottoms soles body glitter like gold…’
‘…….red bottoms, spikes on ‘em that’s a go stack, red bottom boss’
‘…..YSL and Hermes….surface…..’
‘…..Sent my girl a Birkin bag….’
‘Versace linen got these women throwing kisses’
“……Jacob the jeweler, Bubbles, Lorraine Schwartz sorta dude’’
“   Seven inch stiletto’s aint for those afraid of heights………… homicide Hermes bag, take off the lobby……’’
‘I got a Hublot, call it Tebow……’

‘….now you see me stuck in the club with a Versace hoe’ – Ryan Leslie

….Louis lens, iced up with the black diamonds, Cartier, Ferrari, the new spider… Bird man
 ‘Why stop on this Gucci and Louis that I rock’ - Juelz Santana
‘Shoes by Gucci, bag by Louis, hey let me buy you’ - Fabulous
‘I did kill a queen, the Alexander McQueen’- Nicki Minaj.

Who wouldn’t want to shop in Milan, have jewelry by Jacob the Jeweler and have their man send then a Hermes birkin bag? Personally I’d like all those things too.
Some Rappers have transformed from their original image of wearing baggy jeans and so much bling and high tops by Sean John to three piece designer suits, belts, cufflinks, shoes and watches. They have finally come on board tasteful high street fashion. In their rapping about these fashion houses, they also motivate other rappers and listeners to acquire these luxury items

Beyonce in Lorraine Schwartz jewelry

red bottoms

P.diddy in Balenciaga sneakers

Hermes bag

Hublot watch.
the proper pronounciation for those who dont know is /hew.blow/

Marc Jacobs bag

Be stunning in whatever you wear.

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