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1/6/23 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Carnival – Debbie Allen- Fame TV Series

Carnival is written by Henry Thompson & Vanessa Dale and is performed by Debbie Allen, from the season 1 of the hit television series Fame episode The Crazies. Continue reading

11/11/23 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Rachid Alexander Male Belly Dancer

Rachid Alexander was born on Curaçao and is a trained oriental dancer. Now residing in The Netherlands, he is one of Europe’s most sought after male belly dancers.  Continue reading

8/19/23 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Carmen DeLavallade- The Creation (TEDxEast 2012)

Dancer, actor and choreographer Carmen DeLavallade performs The Creation featuring choreography by her husband Geoffrey Holder. Holder also designed the costume and music.  Continue reading

3/25/23 IT’S SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Michael B. Jordan- New Calvin Klein Underwear Model

Creed star Michael B. Jordan is the new Calvin Klein underwear model – here is the full ad along with some additional photos. Continue reading

3/18/23 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY ANYTHING GOES: STOP Using the N-WORD Richard Pryor Begged After Spiritual Awakening in Africa

Candid Africa presents Richard Pryor in a video warned Black americans to STOP Using the N-WORD just three months after visiting Africa. Continue reading

1/7/22 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Funkin’ Stylez Classic Vogue Battle

Javier Madrid, known in the entertainment world as Javier Ninja, is a member of the Legendary House of Ninja founded by his mentor the late Willi Ninja.  The Queens (native) is an accomplished vogue dancer and teacher and has won the House Dance International vogue contest and Champion of the Year for three consecutive years.… Continue reading

12/31/22 O&A NYC IT’S SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Naomi Campbell- Victoria’s Secret Runway Walks

English model, actress, singer, and businesswoman Naomi Elaine Campbell began her career at the age of 15 in 1985. She established herself amongst the most recognisable and in-demand models of the past four decades. Campbell was one of six models of her generation declared supermodels.     Naomi Campbell- Victoria’s Secret Runway… Continue reading

2/12/22 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Prince & The Revolution – When Doves Cry

When Doves Cry was composed by musician Prince, and was  the lead single from his sixth studio album Purple Rain.  Continue reading

11/27/21 O&A NYC IT’S SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: When Harry met Santa (English Subtitles)

Posten, the Norwegian postal service, puts out an annual holiday short film advertisement and this year’s offering is quickly going viral online. The four-minute short, When Harry Met Santa, features a gay love story. And it ends with a recognition that it is the 50th anniversary of the country’s decriminalization… Continue reading

11/13/21 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES:   The Harder They Fall- Who Is The Real Gertrude Trudy Smith?

Netflix’s The Harder They Fall is making a lot of noise and rightly so. The all-black western drama has a unique storyline with a lot of black cowpeople, a perfect reflection of western culture. Gunning for revenge, outlaw Nat Love saddles up with his gang to take down enemy Rufus Buck, a… Continue reading

8/28/21 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Little Black Sambo (1935) Banned Cartoon

Little Black Sambo, A cartoon version of the Little Black Sambo story produced in 1935. The Story of Little Black Sambo, a children’s book by Helen Bannerman, a Scot living in India, was first published in 1899. This cartoon has been banned from public display in the United States due… Continue reading

8/14/21 O&A NYC IT’S SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Cab Calloway’s Jitterbug Party (1935)

Cab Calloway’s Jitterbug Party (1935) is a musical short film released by Paramount Pictures (later sold to U.M. & M. TV Corporation). Continue reading

4/24/21 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- BLACK LIVE MATTER: Michael Jackson- Loving Neverland

When you watch this documentary you see the systematic and deliberate racist destruction of Michael Jackson. Very insightful!  Continue reading

10/20/21 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Queen Latifah- Action Hero

Academy Award nominee, rapper, actress, talk show host and now action hero Queen Latifah stars as Robyn McCall, an enigmatic former CIA operative who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.  Continue reading

2/13/21 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY: Frances Davis- Her Story (Life Before & After Miles)

Frances Taylor Davis shares her life history as a pioneering dancer with Katherine Dunham Dance Company, her marriage to Miles Davis and renewal after as a survivor. Continue reading

1/16/21 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Nicole Murphy Stays Fit As A 52-Year-Old Grandmother

Nicole Murphy is not your average grandma! At 52, the star is embracing her body, booty and her age! Murphy highlights her workout routine and how she maintains a fit body by making certain lifestyle changes! Plus, she always wants to look good for her man! Continue reading

10/31/20 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Kamala by Jon Batiste

Late Show musical director Jon Batiste was moved to write a theme song for the person he thinks is The MVP (Most Vice Presidential), Senator Kamala Harris.  Continue reading

10/3/20 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: How Donald Trump Got Covid

From the very first episode of Spitting Image we learn how Donald Trump got COVID on his administration. Continue reading

10/3/20 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Jill Scott – Back Together featuring Complexion Contemporary Ballet

Jill Scott has release her latest music video Back Together. While Scott isn’t in the video herself, the theatric clip features dancers from Complexions Contemporary Ballet breathe life into relationships broken by misunderstanding, the death of a loved one or personal issues. Continue reading

8/22/20. O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: The Queen (1968)

The Queen is a 1968 documentary film directed by Frank Simon and narrated by Flawless Sabrina. It depicts the experiences of transgender woman and “female illusionists” organizing and participating in the 1967 Miss All-America Camp Beauty Contest held at New York City’s Town Hall. Continue reading

8/8/20 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Nneka Irobunda performs Krizbeatz

Choreographer and teacher Nneka Irobunda performs Krizbeatz – Level ft. Sean Tizzle & Ceeboi as put of her Afro-fusion class called AfrobeaStilettos.  Continue reading

8/1/20 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY ANYTHING GOES: Legendary Season Finale- Leiomy Maldonado and Dashaun Wesley  

Leiomy Maldonado and Dashaun Wesley give us a dash of Spanish favor in this vogue tour de force on the Legendary season finale.  Continue reading

7/18/20 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Jada and Will Discuss Her Entanglement With August Alsina

Jada and Will Smith discuss her entanglement with rapper August Alsina on her Red Table cable series. Continue reading

7/4/20 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Legendary: 30 Years of Philly Ballroom (Full Documentary)

An inside look into the effort to preserve Philadelphia’s ballroom scene, a black LGBTQ safe-space that has endured for 30 years. A film produced by The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Emmy-winning video team. Continue reading

6/13/20 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY ANYTHING GOES: The DL Chronicles- Episode 3- Boo

In Episode 3 of the DL Chronicles Boo (Oneil Cespedes) is an ex-convict, a mooch, and a player who lives his life on the DL. His girlfriend Kesha (Latoya Haynes) is fed up with Boo’s cheating and kicks him to the curb. Boo’s mother (Irene Amen) tells him it’s time… Continue reading

5/30/20 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Legendary- Series Premiere (Full Episode)

Legendary, a new HBO Max competition series draws its inspiration from the underground ballroom community.  Continue reading

8/28/21 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Little Black Sambo (1935) Banned Cartoon

Little Black Sambo, produced in 1935 by UB Iworks Studio, is a controversial book and cartoon containing racist stereotypes typical of the time. Due to its racist overtones the short film shows up on many banned cartoons and racist cartoons lists. Continue reading

5/2/20 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Fendi Men’s Spring/Summer 2020 Fashion Show

For the Fendi Men’s Spring/Summer 2020 Collection, Creative Director Silvia Venturini Fendi brings the Fendi man en plein air, out of the virtual space and of the overwhelming immateriality that is so pervasive in the life of today. Continue reading

3/20/20 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Lark Ascending- Alvin Ailey Choreographer, Featuring Maxine Sherman and Roman Brooks

Lark Ascending set to Ralph Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending- Romance for Violin and Orchestra with choreography by Alvin Ailey. The ballet made both its company and world premiere at New York City Center during the 1972 season.  Continue reading

1/25/20 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY ANYTHING GOES: Missy Elliott Breaks Into Tears During Speech | Urban One Honors

Urban One Honors Music Innovation Honoree Missy Elliott’s emotional speech pays tribute to the incredible women in her life. Continue reading

9/28/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Robert Ri’chard- Excerpts From Chocolate City

Chocolate City (2015) stars Robert Ri’ chard, Michael Jai White, Carmen Electra and Vivian Fox. Continue reading

9/21/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Mahogany- Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Perkins

Mahogany (1975) stars Diana Ross as Tracy Chambers, directed by Berry Gordy and produced by Motown Productions.  Fresh from the success of Lady Sings The Blues, this film served as Ross’ follow-up feature film. It was released on October 8, 1975. Continue reading

9/14/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: The History of Music Video Dancing With Jennifer Lopez and Jimmy Fallon

Jennifer Lopez and Jimmy Fallon whip, Nae Nae and Hammer Time their way through some of history’s most iconic music video dance moves. Continue reading

8/31/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Naomi Campbell “My Emotional Return To The Maison Valentino Runway During Paris Fashion Week”

“See how the Maison Valentino show during Paris Fashion Week came to life and witness up close, Pierpaolo’s creative genius and his beautiful creations. Closing this show for the legendary Valentino house after 14 years, with the most unbelievably diverse cast, was an experience and an honor I will cherish… Continue reading

8/24/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Balenciaga Fall Winter 2019-2020 Full Womenswear and Menswear Runway Fashion Show

Balenciaga Fall Winter 2019- 2020 Full Womenswear and Menswear Runway Fashion Show collection by Demna Gvasalia Continue reading

8/3/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Dashaun Wesley King Of Vogue

Dashaun Wesley, the King of Vogue, performs an improv vogue dance in collaboration with YOPOOSH. Continue reading

7/20/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES!: Marco Marco NYFW Show Features All Transgender Models

Marco Marco, an underwear label, hosted its Fashion Week show on Saturday and featured a cast of 34 transgender models on its runway. Continue reading

7/13/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Naomi Campbell’s 5-Minute Beauty Routine

“Many of you have been asking for me to share my makeup routine, so here it is! I never have very much time so I keep it simple and quick. Thanks to my good friend Francois Nars, I have the right tools and products. “– Naomi Campbell Continue reading

6/22/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Nicki Minaj- Megatron

Nicki Minaj frolics in a jungle setting complete with a green Lamborghini, cozies up to a paramour in intimate locales and get a twerk party started in her new video for her upbeat, island rhythms-vibed single “Megatron.” The song is her first solo music since she released her fourth studio… Continue reading

3/30/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: The A to Z of Dance

Shot on the streets and rooftops of sunny LA, our A-Z of Dance shows you how to set hearts alight and clubs on fire. Float like an Arabesque, spin like a B-Boy, wobble like a Chicken Noodle Soup… it’s time to step up! In a very special project for i-D… Continue reading

3/23/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Trump The Rusical- Full Performance  (RuPaul Drag’s Race Season 11)

The queens parody the Trump administration with a Grease-inspired rusical. Continue reading

3/9/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Yanis Marshall- Spice Girls

Yanis Marshall, a Britain’s Got Talent 2014 finalist, is currently touring the world teaching and performing in countries such as Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Russia, England, Spain, France, and the United States.  Continue reading

3/2/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Muscle Pro Showdown (London)

The WBFF European Pro Am in London brought together 20 of the best Fitness and Muscle Model Pros from around the world for a showdown at the famous 02 Arena. Here we meet some of the athletes taking part in the competition on 14 November, from seasoned Pros to young… Continue reading

1/12/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: The Art Of The Pas de Deux (Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Nicol Edmonds – The Royal Ballet

Pas de deux (dances for two) lie at the heart of many ballets. They can be great technical showpieces, but they can also be dramatically emotional – and, of course, are often both at the same time. First Soloist Beatriz Stix-Brunell and Soloist Nicol Edmonds of The Royal Ballet discuss… Continue reading

1/5/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Roberto Bolle And Alexander Ryabko – Opus 100 (Danza con me)

Roberto Bolle and Alexander Ryabko perform Opus 100 one of two poignant ballets set to the music of Simon and Garfunkel.  Continue reading

12/23/20 O&A NYC WaleStylez’s HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: Hip-Hop Santa!

A closer look at Santa and his elves as they prepare for Christmas. Continue reading

11/17/18 O&A (REPOST) NYC IT’S SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Mandingo (1975)- Ken Norton Rape Scene

In Mandingo, big black buck Mede (boxer Ken Norton) is raped by his owner’s wife Blanche (Susan George).  Continue reading

11/3/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: The Sound Of One Hand Slapping

The Sound Of One Hand Slapping is an excerpt from Ara Fitzgerald’s Watch The Bullies Dance in which the ghost of P.T. Barnum, upset that heaven is a no smoking zone, returns to lament the loss of ethics in the showbusiness of politics. He argues that TRUST, NOT FEAR is the true… Continue reading

9/8/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Gay Like Me (Part 1)

Gay Like Me is a documentary short that explores issues of masculinity, stigma and sefl acceptance among black gay men.  Continue reading

9/1/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Roommate- A Short Film by KAMKORDERZ

Roommate– A Short Film by KAMKORDERZ, be careful what you lust- all that glitters…  Continue reading

9/1/18 O&A NYC DIVA ALERT!!! SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Diana Ross- American Music Awards (2017) ᴴᴰ

Diana Ross performed and received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 American Music Awards. Diana invites her entire family , Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson too. Continue reading

8/18/18 O&A NYC IT’S SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Our Tough Love (Episode 1)- The Real Life Love Story of Pornstars Fame and Knockout

Our Tough Love Episode 1– The real life love story of adult entertainers Brendan Fame Marshall and D’Angelo Knockout Marquis. Continue reading

8/11/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Andre Leon Talley- Paul Manafort’s Biggest Crime Is One Of Fashion.    Fashion Legend André Leon Talley Critiques Paul Manafort’s Wardrobe and Fashion Style

Fashion Icon and kaftan chieftain Andre Leon Talley reinforces the idea that Paul Manafort’s biggest crime of all appears to be one of fashion.    Continue reading

8/4/18 O&A NYC IT’S SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: ES Collection Spring/Summer 2018/ Barcelona Fashion Week

ES Collection presents swimwear inspired by the tropical beauty of the Amazon rainforest as a life-long ecosystem. That’s why this new collection is an explosion of senses and plays with the intensity of colors and fabrics. Continue reading

5/5/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Happy Cinco de Mayo! Sparkling Summer Sangria

This Sparkling Summer Sangria uses fresh summer cherries and lots of citrus. Invite over your friends and enjoy and relaxing evening. Continue reading

2/24/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Black Violin with The Original Harlem Globetrotters

Black Violin with The Original Harlem Globetrotters performing the team’s signature song the Sweet Georgia Brown. Continue reading

2/10/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY ANYTHING GOES- CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Naomi Campbell Supermodel

Naomi Elaine Campbell, an English-born model, of African Jamaican descent and Chinese Jamaican ancestry through her paternal grandmother, who carried the family name Ming. Recruited at the age of 15, she established herself among the top three most recognizable and in-demand models of the late 1980s and the 1990s, and she… Continue reading

2/3/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY ANYTHING GOES- CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: New York City Breakers At The Kennedy Center Honors (1983)

The New York City Breakers were the first Hip Hop group and/or artists to perform in Washington D.C for a sitting President, specifically Ronald Reagan, during the 1983, Kennedy Center Honors. Continue reading

1/20/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Vince Carter’s Top 10 Dunks

Vince Carter has had a great career playing with various organizations that include the Toronto Raptors, New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, and currently the Memphis Grizzlies. He currently ranks 24th all time in scoring, 5th in three pointers made, and 21st in made field goals.  Continue reading

12/23/17 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Grace Jone- Little Drummer Boy

Grace Jones gets into the Christmas cheer with Pee-wee Herman. The club diva performs uncharacteristically ebullient Little Drummer Boy to Pee-wee, Chairy, Terry and the rest of the “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” gang. Continue reading

10/14/17 O&A ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Oprah Winfrey’s Top 10 Rules For Success- You Become What You Believe!

Oprah Winfrey media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist is best known for her 25 year talk show host. Continue reading

9/2/17 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY ANYTHING GOES- SPORTS: Unstripped Voices- How The NBA Allowed Black Players To Join The League.

Unstripped Voices shares the real story on how the NBA started allowing Black players to join and establish the league. Many credit the change in attitude to a 1948 game between The Original Harlem Globetrotters  & the Minneapolis Lakers. Continue reading

8/12/17 O&A NYC IT’S SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Ports 1961- Spring/Summer 2018 Menswear Fashion Show

The ethnic world influences the entire Ports 1961 collection and blends perfectly with a series of streetwear inspired clothes. Continue reading

(Repost) 7/22/17 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES : The L.A. Complex – The Complete Kal and Tariq Story

The L.A. Complex, The Complete Kal and Tariq Story centers around Kaldrick King (Andra Fuller) a successful but troubled and bad-tempered rapper dealing with the secret of being a closeted homosexual. Continue reading

7/15/17 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Missoni 2017 Spring Summer Menswear (Full Fashion Show)

Missoni’s uniquely dense kaleidoscope of color do seem to have an affinity with South American artisan weaves. The Missoni family traveled to that continent when Angela was 15, and a jacket she bought in Guatemala provided the touchstone for this collection. Continue reading

6/10/17 O&A NYC IT’S SATURDAY ANYTHING GOES- FASHION: Balmain Documentary

Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing recalls the energy and mystic of a young Yves Saint Laurent’s his goal is to wow the audience and Rhyanna. Continue reading

6/10/17 O&A NYC IT’S SATURDAY ANYTHING GOES- FASHION: Balmain Documentary

Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing recalls the energy and mystic of a young Yves Saint Laurent’s his goal is to wow the audience and Rhyanna. Continue reading

4/22/17 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: The Crouches – Season 1 Episode 1

  The Crouches takes an intimate yet humorous take on the trials and tribulations of a family living in Walworth, south-east London. Continue reading

4/15/17 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Dead Can Dance- Song of the Stars (Pina version)

Dead Can Dance is an English-Australian musical project that formed in 1981 in Melbourne by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry. Song of the Stars dedicated To The Memory Of Pina Bausch. Continue reading

4/1/17 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY ANYTHING GOES: Kendrick Lamar – Humble

Humble, Kendrick Lamar’s first single from his much anticpated, and still untitled, fourth album scheduled to release on April 7. Continue reading

3/11/17 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Gay Parisian Gaîté Parisienne Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo (1941) Featuring Leonide Massine And Frederick Franklin

Gaîté Parisienne (literally, “Parisian Gaiety”) choreographed by Léonide Massine  music by Jacques Offenbach and featuring Leonide Massine, Frederick Franklin, Nathalie Krassovska, Milada Mladova, Andre Eglevsky, Igor Youskevitch, Lubov Roudenko, Casimir Kokitch, and James Starbuck was film in 1941.  Continue reading

8/5/17 (REPOST) O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Naomi Campbell Supermodel

Naomi Elaine Campbell, an English-born model, of African Jamaican descent and Chinese Jamaican ancestry through her paternal grandmother, who carried the family name Ming. Recruited at the age of 15, she established herself among the top three most recognizable and in-demand models of the late 1980s and the 1990s, and she… Continue reading

1/28/17 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Ladies and The Trump

President Donald Trump reacts to the Women’s March and the size of his inauguration crowd. Continue reading

12/10/16 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY: Maya Angelou Live and Unplugged

Maya Angelou is mesmerising, exhilirating and spell-binding in this performance before 5000 people. She is pure magic, honest and informative in this semi autobiographic conversation.  Continue reading

11/26/16 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- AUTOMOBILE: 2017 Cadillac ATS-V (Manual)

   Cadillac’s ATS product line contains key refinements for 2017, including new and more streamlined trim levels that further emphasize the car’s class-leading driving dynamics. The 2017 Cadillac ATS Turbo Sedan, the fastest, most powerful turbo-4 luxury sedan in its class, becomes the entry point to the ATS Sedan and… Continue reading

10/22/16 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY: Jean-Paul Goude Directs Kenzo And H&M Fashion Show Celebration

KENZO x H&M made its runway debut with a spectacular show directed by fashion legend Jean-Paul Goude on October 19th at Pier 36 in New York. Guests were invited to experience the uniquely vibrant and playful energy of the KENZO x H&M collection designed by  KENZO Creative Directors, Carol Lim and… Continue reading

10/8/16 ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: 10 Men’s Fall Style Essentials

10 Men’s Fall Style Essentials  from style, grooming, fitness and lifestyle expert, Aaron Marino   Continue reading

10/1/16 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY: Balmain- Menswear Fall/Winter 2016

Olivier Rousteing’s fall collection for Balmain featured enough crystals to keep Swarovski in business for the foreseeable future. “Paris is the City of Light and I want to bring back those lights,” said the designer. Continue reading

8/13/16 O&A NYC IT’S SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Pat Cleveland

Pat Cleveland is a trailblazing international model.  One of the first black supermodels she rose to prominence in the 1970’s. Cleveland was a muse to the designers Halston and regularly opened his fashion shows. She also regularly appeared in the shows of Yves Saint Laurent and Stephen Burrows. Continue reading

7/30/16 O&A NYC IT’S SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Ca-Rio-Ca Sunga Co. at Art Hearts Fashion Miami Swim Week 2016

Ca-Rio-Ca Sunga Co. brought true Brazilian flavor to the runway at Art Hearts Fashion Miami Swim Week 2016. The Los An Designer’s powerful collection, opened and closed their segment with special performances of traditional Brazilian dance and martial arts movement. Continue reading

5/28/16 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Stormy Weather- Featuring Katherine Dunham And Her Dance Troupe

Stormy Weather is a 1943 film musical produced and released by 20th Century Fox. The movie is considered one of the best Hollywood musicals with an all African-American cast and serve to  showcase of some of the top African-American performers of the time. Continue reading

5/21/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Is This The Next Yeezy ? The Adidas Yeezy Boost 750 Grey/Gum

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr. The Yeezy hype train rolls on with what appears to be the next release of the coveted sneakers, this adidas YEEZY Boost 750 in Dark Grey. Looking pretty similar to the initial release of the bold high-top silhouette in 2015, the main difference with the new… Continue reading

5/21/16 O&A NYC IT’S SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Cyclops- Rick Owens SS16 Menswear Show

Rick Owens claimed he was fixated on the M-65 field jacket in his Spring 2016 collection for men. Its ambiguity mesmerized him: how something that embodied the dignity of a military uniform should also become the garb of antiwar protestors.  Continue reading

9/24/17 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Maya Plisetskaya Dances Bolero (Choreography by Maurice Béjart) And The Dying Swan

Maya Plisetskaya, Prima Ballerina Assoluta of the Bolshoi Ballet, danced Maurice Bejart’s Bolero set to the famous Ravel score in 1975. Plisetskaya created a stunning theatrical experience. What makes the piece so compelling is that although Plisetskaya may be accompanied by dozens of other dancers mirroring her movement, the first and… Continue reading

5/7/16 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Janet Jackson- Dammn Baby

Dammn Baby a new video by Janet Jackson. In the video Jackson and a cadre of dancers work through an intricate, sultry routine on an empty soundstage. Continue reading

4/23/16 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES IN MEMORIUM: Prince- 2007 Super Bowl Performance

The 2007 Super Bowl XLI halftime show featured Prince. The 12 minutes performance included both original songs and covers. He even made the Foo Fighters’s Best Of You sound amazing. Continue reading

3/19/16 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Hermes Menswear Spring Summer 2016

Véronique Nichanian has created a microclimate for menswear within Hermès that has its own easy, sensual heat. You could never say it was plain, but it is as simple as human attraction. Continue reading

3/12/16 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2016 Mens Fashion Show- Paris Fashion Week

The Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2016 Mens Fashion Show during Paris Fashion Week presented a youthful relaxed luxe look. Featuring jackets cut from indigo-dyed Kobe leather (the cows are massaged with sake; the hides are sun-dried). The pearls that appeared as accessories were also indigo-dyed, actually in the shell. And… Continue reading

3/5/16 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY-ANYTHING GOES:PUMA x Dee & Ricky SS16 Collection

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr. Dee & Ricky are the latest urban fashion artists to join forces with Puma for a new “spring” collection collaboration. The Staten Island based Dee and Rick Jackson’s have build a fan base with their simply but witty aesthetic.  Continue reading

2/28/16 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Rick Owens- Spring/Summer Menswear 2016

Lighten is a relative term for Rick Owens. After years of skirting his love of the late Steven Parrino’s art, he surrendered to his influence here, duplicating Parrino’s crumpled, slashed canvases with a finale of his own sculpted volumes.  Continue reading

2/6/16 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Prada Spring/Summer 2016 Menswear Show

The Prada Spring/Summer 2016 menswear show focused on a youthful, sporty look. The Italian trendsetter introduced the little boy shorts in cotton, denim and leather. The collection had an unkept ease that translates into elegant, yet understated style.  Continue reading

1/30/16 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Chanel- Spring-Summer 2016 Haute Couture Show

The Chanel Spring/Summer 2016 Haute Couture Show that took place on January 26th, 2016 at the Grand Palais in Paris.  Continue reading

1/23/16 O&A NYC Its Saturday- Anything Goes: Gucci Spring Summer 2016 Collection And Ad Campaign

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr. The theme for Gucci spring-summer 2016 collection and ad campaign takes inspiration from the visual codes and aesthetics of German 80’s pop culture. The collection spotlights  bold prints, pleating and ruffles, creating a bold collection definitely not for the faint of heart.  Continue reading

1/9/16 O&A NYC Its Saturday- Anything Goes: Valentino Menswear Spring Summer 2016

For their spring/summer 2016 menswear collection at the helm of Valentino, designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli infuse a youthful appeal into the whole offering, sending on the Parisian runway an army of young boys, dressed for success in eclectic looks.”Cultures become one culture—that’s what we find exciting,” said… Continue reading

12/19/15 O&A NYC Its Saturday- Anything Goes: 7 Things To Buy After Christmas

  Black Friday, the official beginning of the Christmas shopping season, had shoppers flocking to stores looking for great deals on merchandise. Unfortunately this binge shopping actually makes shoppers vulnerable to overspending. The National Retail Federation expects holiday sales to increase by 4.1%; inundating shoppers with year-end sales, free shipping… Continue reading

12/11/15 O&A NYC Its Saturday- Anything Goes: Public School Spring Summer 2016 Full Fashion Show

The Public School mystique is anchored in a Nineties street wear aesthetic, bombers and oversized utility wear bordering on pyjamas and loungewear- cagoule jackets came with gathered waists, skirting trailed from them too, it was loose but precise with shirting and masculine tailoring, polo shirt mash-ups – and essentially everything you’d come… Continue reading

12/5/15 O&A NYC Its Saturday- Anything Goes: Ca-RIO-Ca Brazilian Mens Swimwear – Runway Show – Miami Swim Week 2015

LA designer CA-RIO-CA SUNGA CO. brought true Brazilian flavor to the runway with their powerful collection, opening and closing their segment with special performances of traditional Brazilian dance and martial arts movement.  Continue reading

11/28/15 Its Saturday- Anything Goes: Best Christmas Gifts Ideas 2015

Its official!!!! The holiday shopping season is now underway. Here are a few ideas for the men, women and children on your gift giving list. The Amazon links are included. Continue reading

11/14/15 O&A NYC Its Saturday- Anything Goes: Valentino Fall Winter 2015/2016 Menswear Full Fashion Show

“Geometry is a new form of decoration,” said Valentino co-designer Pierpaolo Piccioli. It certainly contributed to the strongest looks in this collection.  Continue reading

11/7/15 O&A NYC Its Saturday- Anything Goes: Balmain Menswear Spring Summer 2016 Fashion Show

Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing left a letter on the seats that expressed his thought process for this collection. “One of the most fascinating things about designing is the – for lack of a better word – “therapeutic value” of what we create. Clothing changes self-perceptions – after all, isn’t that the… Continue reading

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