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Chain Smoking: Reshma B Chains’ Chronic Collection Will Swag You Out

Reshma B rolls out a new Chronic Collection, marking her first symbol-based design—the universally recognized pot leaf—now available on chains and earrings. 

UK music journalist Reshma B launched her line of chains just over a year ago, and since that time the statement pieces have been spotted around the necks of Jhene Aiko, Lauryn Hill, Lady Saw, and Popcaan to name a few. This month Reshma B completed a custom order for Madonna who is getting ready to set off on her Rebel Heart world tour.

“I’m inspired by the street slang I hear in my travels from London to Brooklyn to Kingston,” says the globe-trotting correspondent, who blogs as #ReggaeGirlAboutTown. Her biggest-selling slogan piece to date is “Wah Gwan,” as you may have heard President Obama saying during his trip to Jamaica.

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Reshma B recently rolled out the new Chronic Collection, which marks her first symbol-based design—the universally recognized pot leaf—now available on chains and earrings. “Everybody seems to love ganja,” says the nonsmoking designer, who says the Day-Glo ones are her personal faves. “They have a cool transparent look in the day and a turnt-up glow in the nightclub UV lights.”

Recently spotted in Popcaan’s latest music video, “Rup Rup (Bad Inna Real Life),”  the Chronic Collection chains have become an in-demand accessory for stylish youths from NYC to JA. The new Spring-Summer Day-Glo range is now available in New York at Patricia Field’s LES boutique at 306 Bowery.

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If you’re still getting your 4/20 look together, check out the full collection online at www.reshmabchains.com. And if you find yourself in Manhattan tonight (April 20th), head on down to the Boomshots Unplugged event at Negril Village on West 3rd Street where Reshma B Chains will be on display and available for a limited 4/20 special.

As the designer says: “I hear about them legalizing weed in certain places, but these chains are legal all around the world.”

Photo Credit: Durty Harry

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A$AP Rocky and Calvin Klein are coming together once again for another release of the company's viral #MyCalvins campaign. Along with the Harlem MC, the campaign features model Kendall Jenner, actor Noah Centineo, and singer Shawn Mendes, as well as other famous faces. This is not the first time the fashion-forward rapper and the American company have collaborated with one another.

In 2018 Lord Flacko, released a collaborative collection with the brand, that featured a jacket, Calvin Klein x Amazon Fashion "ASAP Rocky Trucker Jacket" inspired by his latest album, "Testing."

In the newest #MyCalvins ad released today, Rocky showcases the brands signature, blue jeans while lying on top of a roof singing along to True Faith by rock band New Order, the song that's playing in the background.

The rapper teased the campaign shot by British photographer Glen Luchford on his Twitter account yesterday by sharing a video snippet of him in the Calvin Klein outfit, styled by Melanie Ward, explaining why he feels "extraordinary."

"I feel extraordinary because I'm free to be myself," the Harlem native said. "And I think that's what makes me feel free."

 

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T.I. Adds Burberry To Boycott Amid Noose Sweater Backlash

T.I. is waging a war against fashion brands. The rapper recently announced that he would be boycotting Burberry after the high-end fashion brand unveiled a sweater donning a noose around the neck.

T.I. shared his thoughts about Burberry on Instagram on Tuesday (Feb. 19). He also pointed out the similarities between the controversies surrounding Burberry, Gucci and other brands. "These aren't coincidences," T.I. wrote with a screenshot of an article discussing the Burberry's latest scandal.

As previously reported, Burberry landed in the hot seat after debuting a hoodie that featured a neck around its collar. Many shoppers pointed out how insensitive it was to the black community and those suffering from mental illness.

Burberry’s Chief Executive Officer Marco Gobbetti issued an apology to CNN shortly after the scandal, noting that he was "deeply sorry for the distress caused by one of the products that featured in our A/W 2019 runway collection." Nevertheless, the incident comes only weeks after Gucci received backlash for selling turtleneck sweaters that resembled blackface imagery.

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Burberry Apologizes For Hoodie With A Noose Around The Neck

Fashion brand Burberry has apologized after one of their designs, a hoodie featuring a noose around its neck, made its debut during London fashion week.

A statement released by the retailer revealed the item has been removed after one of the brand's own models took to Instagram to blast the fashion house for its cultural insensitivity.

"We are deeply sorry for the distress caused by one of the products that featured in our A/W 2019 runway collection," Marco Gobbetti, Burberry chief executive officer, said in a statement provided to CNN. "Though the design was inspired by the marine theme that ran throughout the collection, it was insensitive and we made a mistake."

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"I had a brief conversation with someone but all that it entailed was 'it's fashion. Nobody cares about what's going on in your personal life so just keep it to yourself,' " she said.

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