A$AP Rocky was mocked for his fashion sense as a youngster

A$AP Rocky’s love of fashion left some people questioning his sexuality when he was growing up.The rapper has been dominating the music charts since he released his debut record Long. Live. ASAP in 2013, but his style has also been the subject of a lot…

A$AP Rocky’s love of fashion left some people questioning his sexuality when he was growing up.

The rapper has been dominating the music charts since he released his debut record Long. Live. ASAP in 2013, but his style has also been the subject of a lot of the conversation surrounding the 30-year-old.

His passion for looking good is nothing new though, and he was rocking designer threads long before fame came calling.

“When I got locked up, I had Prada on. That’s real talk,” he recounted to Esquire of his short stint in Rikers Island prison in 2004. “We used to share clothes, like poor kids, but it was nice s**t – Prada, True Religion, Paper Denim jeans and s**t. The ‘hood dudes thought I was gay, but their girls loved it.”

He added that sometimes he’d get into fights with those who mocked him, but ultimately, he brushed off their comments.

“Matter of fact, it brought me closer to gay people because I understood their plight,” he continued. “I was judged by other black men, and they questioned my masculinity and my sexuality.”

And now, thanks to his superstardom, A$AP is adamant those same “hood dudes” want to dress just like he does.

While style remains an important aspect of the Fashion Killa hitmaker’s life, and he dabbles with design work, he is fully concentrating on music right now.

“But I’ve been secret consulting with brands for years. I’m responsible for so many trends,” he shrugged. “OK, I’m-a tell you something. AWGE (his creative agency) is the reason people are wearing Guess today. You see the striped (T-shirts) that they used to do? The monogram logo? I’m the reason Guess is throbbing hard right now. I mean honestly, I don’t even want to say it but… I don’t do fashion. I am fashion.”

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Ireland Baldwin opens up about past battle with anorexia

Ireland Baldwin has opened up about her past battle with anorexia.The model, who is the daughter of Hollywood stars Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, is making a name for herself in the fashion world and has landed campaigns for the likes of Guess and Tru…

Ireland Baldwin has opened up about her past battle with anorexia.

The model, who is the daughter of Hollywood stars Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, is making a name for herself in the fashion world and has landed campaigns for the likes of Guess and True Religion.

However, Ireland took to Instagram on Thursday (23Aug18) to share that she had struggled with anorexia, an eating disorder characterised by low weight and a strong desire to be thin, when she was younger.

“I battled with many eating disorders and body issues as a younger girl and it took me a long time to find self-love and acceptance! Trust me, all of that pain and destruction I inflicted on myself wasn’t worth it. Turning down so. Many. Sides. Of. Fries. Wasn’t worth it!!” she wrote alongside a throwback image of her posing in a black dress. “I would eat a meal or more like a bite and have to run to the nearest bathroom or find digestive pills or run until I couldn’t feel my legs right before bed.”

Ireland went on to recall that she used to be badly affected when she read negative comments regarding her height or weight online. She would even run for hours on end in an attempt to lose weight.

“I used to read people’s comments when I first started modelling and anytime anyone told me I was too tall or too fat to have done a job, I would run on a treadmill for the entire duration of at least three episodes of Friday Night Lights that I had on box set,” the 22-year-old remembered.

Ireland also uploaded an old photo of her in a bikini which she captioned, “Nope”.

To conclude her post, the blonde beauty encouraged her followers to find a “healthy balance” when it comes to food.

“Love yourself!! You are beautiful!! Enjoy your food. Eat ice cream with your friends! Workout and eat healthy to take care of your mind and body but find your healthy balance! Life is too short,” she added.

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Bella Hadid tapped as the new face of True Religion

Bella Hadid is the new face of True Religion. The American model, who has also worked with Dior Beauty, Bulgari and TAG Heuer, will appear in the fall campaign, which will premiere in the media on 27 August (18) and in store windows in the U.S. and U….

Bella Hadid is the new face of True Religion.

The American model, who has also worked with Dior Beauty, Bulgari and TAG Heuer, will appear in the fall campaign, which will premiere in the media on 27 August (18) and in store windows in the U.S. and U.K. on 6 September (18).

Bella was photographed by Boo George, and the fashion brand’s bosses are hoping she “melds the iconic essence of the brand with the modern view of its future.”

Hadid follows in the footsteps of actress Herizen Guardiola and Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, who appeared in a campaign together in 2017, and NBA star Russell Westbrook, who worked with designers on a collection in 2015, according to Women’s Wear Daily.

In Hadid’s new photos she is pictured in an industrial warehouse setting wearing a cropped T-shirt and jeans. She also appears topless, covering herself with a jean shirt and sitting in the back of a car with a different T-shirt and jeans outfit.

“It was a great experience shooting an iconic denim campaign in Los Angeles,” she says. “I grew up with True Religion and was excited to play a part of the brand’s next chapter.”

Bella’s new partnership with the brand comes over a year after company bosses filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

“We are taking an important step to reduce our debt, reinvigorate True Religion’s iconic brand and position the company for future growth and success,” a statement from True Religion Chief Executive John Ermatinger read in July, 2017.

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