Flipping through the pages of fashion magazines, many of the styles seem to reflect what people of wealth are wearing. What if there was an online community of real-life inspired fashion, would you be interested?
We would! When we heard about OOTN Magazine we decided to chat with founder Desean Mills about his project.
For starters, I asked Desean what his background in the fashion world is?
“Growing up I saw big fashion magazines telling people what was cool. They also created all the trends and if you could not afford a look from GQ or Vogue magazine you were not cool enough, and that really bothered me.”
With so many different fashion magazine and online style sites, we wanted to know what makes OOTN Magazine different from the rest?
“We want people to be themselves by practicing their own style. OOTN is all about crowd sourcing; the people in this community are in charge of setting their own trends. We also promote responsive communication where we interact with the community by answering any type of questions they have, sharing styling ideas and feed backs for improvements. Finally we encourage people to be who they are; we are not about a brand or a trend we are all about style. We believe individuality is the only way to true Style!”
What drives Desean?
“I’m driven by individuality; people are the ones in charge of creating their own trends and whatever you feel comfortable in is trendy.”
What are your plans for the website?
“OOTN is going to introduce a new model for online shopping and product discovery through community and content.”
The soft launch for OOTN Magazine is set for September 1st–sign up now to get exclusive updates and early access to the website here.
No need to wait until September to check out the latest trends … you can follow OOTN on Instagram and Facebook and get daily updates on what everyday people are wearing.
Do you think you are fashionable? Take a photo of yourself and put it on Instagram with the hashtag #ootnmagazine and you may be featured on the page. The only requirements is to just be you!
Kardashians Comment on Kim and Kanye’s Baby
While Kim Kardashian and Kanye West remain silent about the arrival of their daughter, other family members have commented on Twitter.
Khloe Kardashian tweeted,”I can not even begin 2describe the miracle that is now a part of our family. Mommy/baby are healthy & resting. We appreciate all of the love.”
She added, “More info will come when the time is right! Thank you all for understanding! We love you all dearly! Overwhelmed with love right now.”
E!, the source most likely to get the exclusive when the new parents are ready to go public, did report that the baby girl “has dark hair and looks just like Kim”
Family matriach and grandmother Kris Jenner posted, “God is so amazing!!! #Jesuslovesthelittlechildren”
The new daytime television host of ‘Kris’ walked the red carpet last night at the Daytime Emmy Awards and had this to say about her new granddaughter, “We’re happy, everybody’s good and she’s beautiful.”
When asked when more details would be forthcoming, Jenner responded, “Soon, I hope. Yeah, it just all came down yesterday, it’s a lot.”
In honor of Father’s Day, Jenner posted a photo collage on Twitter that included images of her deceased ex-husband, her current husband Bruce Jenner, Kourtney’s baby daddy Scott Disick, Kim’s baby daddy Kanye West and Khloe’s husband Lamar Odom, who fathered three children with his ex-girlfriend Liza Moralas. Their youngest son died of SIDS at the age of 6 months in 2006.
Kris captioned the Instagram image, “Well hello boys!!! Happy Fathers Day to the most wonderful men in the world!!! Thank you for being incredible Daddy’s I love you.”
The-Dream is Expecting Twins with His Girlfriend Lydia “Seung” Nam
A tipster told BOSSIP exclusively that The-Dream’s current boo thang, Lydia “Seung” Nam is currently pregnant with a set of twins, who she refers to as the “Nash Army.”
Check out the photo above, supposedly it’s from her baby shower. If you didn’t know, this will make 5 babies for The Dream, he has a set of twin girls with singer Nivea, a daughter with Christina Milian, and now he’s having another set of twins with his fiance Lydia.
Payback: Taylor Swift ‘Tweets’ Kanye & Kim Kardashian After The Birth Of Their Daughter
Taylor Swift waited a long time to get Kanye West back for what he did to her during the 2009 awards show, where she won for Best Female Video. Right after Kim gave birth to her baby girl on Saturday morning, Taylor posted a tweet on Twitter and took a jab at the couple. Instead of congratulating them, Swift made a joke about the delivery by using West’s infamous line ‘Beyoncé had one of the best labors of all time’ .. LMBO!!! I know she has been waiting all eight and half months to tweet this…..
Michelle Williams Announces New Single, ‘If We Had Your Eyes
Kelly Rowland has a new album set to release… AND we all know that Queen Bey does as well. Michelle Williams 1/3rd member of the group Destiny’s Child has announced her new project. She also released a snippet of her upcoming single ‘If We Had Your Eyes’ today. She thanked fans for their “patience” on her new project….. (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZ)
The Harmony-produced track is set to introduce us to a “new sound” and doesn’t debut in full until June 24th. This will be Michelle’s fourth solo album and it will be distributed later this year via eOne Music.
Reggie Bush Shows Off His Baby Girl ‘Briseis’
The former boyfriend of Kim Kardashian, Detroit Lions star Reggie Bush holds his smiling baby girl, ‘Briseis’ for his first Father’s Day photo. Reggie and his fiance Lilit Avagyan welcomed Briseis on May 6th.
Chris Brown Featuring Aaliyah “Don’t Think They Know”
pays homage to the late great Aaliyah with his new single that features her vocals. The song samples the hook from “Jon B‘s” “They Don’t Know” and was shot in Los Angeles. Chris Brown directed the music video. The single will appear on his new album ‘X’ (due July 16th).
Brown plays peacemaker in the clip, bringing together rival gangs (an apparent reference to the Bloods and Crips) in Los Angeles and quelling the violence for a neighborhood block party. The late Aaliyah sings on the hook, but her presence isn’t limited to the audio: dancing holographic versions of the singer flank Brown as he sings.
Bill Cosby Wanted to “Take the House Back” From Kids With Cosby Show
TV parenting at its best? Bill Cosby had big plans when he created the 1980s sitcom series, The Cosby Show: he wanted to change the way parenting was portrayed on TV. Just in time for Father’s Day, Cosby, 75, opened up to ABC News (via Yahoo) about his initial goals for the show about the Huxtables, an upper middle-class African-American family living in Brooklyn, NYC. “I based the series on two important things: Number one … I hated those series where the children were brighter than the parents, and those parents had to play dumb,” Cosby said. “Number two was that I wanted to ‘take the house back.’”
Cosby, who starred as married father of five Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, had a problem with the idea of children ruling the household. “[We] parents make it difficult because we want to be well-liked,” he explained. “And I’m not saying that parenting, you shouldn’t want to be well-liked, but you also have to have some kind of judgment.”
“[If you want to entertain children] at the expense of parenting, at the expense of keeping children out of harm’s way to get these laughs, to make these parents look stupid, to make kids look like they are ultra-bright but still lost, then we have a problem,” he argued. The Cosby Show aired for eight seasons on NBC until April 1992. When the cast reunited in May 2009 for the show’s 25th anniversary, Cosby told the TODAY show that he believed the show was so popular because “our stuff is funny. There’s love there. It’s all genuine.”
eshia Knight-Pulliam, who played the youngest child, Rudy, said she thinks the show is still a favorite in syndication today because the Huxtables are viewed as “an American family” rather than an “African-American family … that was what was so groundbreaking and still so relevant today. The family issues weren’t about race.”
FBI searching for Jimmy Hoffa’s remains in field outside Detroit: report
OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Federal agents revived the hunt for the remains of Jimmy Hoffa on Monday, bringing excavation equipment to a field in suburban Detroit where a reputed Mafia captain says the Teamsters boss’ body was buried.
Robert Foley, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Detroit division, said the agency and its partners had a search warrant allowing them to dig at the property in Oakland Township, about 25 miles north of Detroit.
Officials are “here to execute a search warrant, based on information that we have involving the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa,” Foley said. He said the warrant was sealed and details about what was sought would not be released. Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, who joined Foley at a news conference, said it was his “fondest hope” to bring closure for Hoffa’s family and the community.
Hoffa, Teamsters president from 1957-71, was an acquaintance of mobsters and an adversary of federal officials. The day in 1975 when he disappeared from a Detroit-area restaurant, he was supposed to be meeting with a New Jersey Teamsters boss and a Detroit Mafia captain.
Since then, multiple leads to his remains have turned out to be red herrings.
In September, police took soil from a suburban backyard after a tip Hoffa had been buried there. It was just one of many fruitless searches. Previous tips led police to a horse farm northwest of Detroit in 2006, a Detroit home in 2004 and a backyard pool two hours north of the city in 2003.
In February, reputed Mafia captain Tony Zerilli told Detroit TV station WDIV that he knew where Hoffa was buried and that the FBI had enough information for a search warrant to dig at the site. He said he answered every question from agents and prosecutors, and had been promoting a book, “Hoffa Found.”
Foley did not mention Zerilli’s claims in his brief comments Monday, but Zerilli’s lawyer, David Chasnick, said his client was “thrilled” that investigators were acting on the information.
“Hoffa’s body is somewhere in that field, no doubt about it,” Chasnick said. He said his client wasn’t making any public comments.
Chesnick said Zerilli told him there used to be a barn in the field, and that Hoffa’s body was buried beneath a concrete slab inside the barn.
Zerilli was convicted of organized crime and was in prison when Hoffa disappeared. But he told New York TV station WNBC in January that he was informed about Hoffa’s whereabouts after his release.
Andrew Arena, who was head of the FBI in Detroit until he retired in 2012, said Zerilli “he would have been in a position to have been told” where Hoffa was buried. “I still don’t know if this was a guess on his part. I don’t know if he was actually brought here by the Detroit (mob) family,” Arena said. “It’s his position as the reputed underboss. That’s the significance.”
Keith Corbett, a former federal prosecutor in Detroit who was active in Mafia prosecutions touching on the Hoffa case, said it was appropriate for the FBI to act on Zerilli’s assertions. “You have a witness who is in a position to know, who says he has specific information,” Corbett said. “The bureau has left no stone unturned.”
Corbett also defended authorities for repeatedly spending time on what turned out to be dead ends. “Anytime you look for somebody and don’t find the body it is embarrassing,” Corbett said. “The thing the public isn’t aware of, but police know, is there are a lot of dead ends in an investigation”
Allen Iverson Accused of Kidnapping Children
Former NBA all-star Allen Iverson has been accused of kidnapping his own children.
According to TMZ, Allen’s ex-wife has filed courtroom documents claiming that Iverson has not returned his five children after taking them on vacation. Tawanna Iverson states that Allen took their children, who range in age from three to 16, on a trip to North Carolina on May 22. The children were supposed to have been returned to Tawanna by May 26, but have still not been handed over.
Tawanna also claims that the children were subsequently to be returned to her on June 4th, but that Allen did not show up for the exchange. She believes that Allen is keeping the children at a hotel in Georgia. Allen has also filed court documents claiming that Tawanna’s assertions are untrue.
Tawanna and Allen have been battling it out over custody and child support payments for years. Tawanna filed for divorce from Iverson in 2010, and has full custody of the children. She has filed court documents in the past claiming that Allen has not paid child support since their divorce.
The divorce came just as Allen’s NBA career was coming to an end. Though he had signed on once again with the Philadelphia 76ers, he began missing games, he claimed, to attend to the health of his daughter Messiah. Reports at the time began surfacing that Iverson had been indulging in heavy drinking and gambling, and was in significant debt as a result.
Actress Halle Berry and boyfriend Olivier Martinez have confirmed during a trip to Paris that they are expecting a son. He proudly revealed the news to PEOPLE, “My son will be an American, but I remain French.”
Martinez shared the gender news at the opening night of Champs-Elysées Film Festival, where he is serving as this year’s honorary president. He claims walking the red carpet isn’t really a big deal for him, “It’s not the first one, not the last I’ve been on. It’s part of the job.”
For the past two years he has lived in the United States with his actress fiancee and her daughter, “I’m French it’s less important. Meaning, I remain a Frenchman in America, but I adapt to American culture. I feel good there but I’m still a foreigner.” Then he added for the second time, “My son will be an American.”
Berry, due to deliver her second child this fall, will be the special guest of honor Thursday night at another high profile festival event, where photographers will be swarming to capture her baby bump on the red carpet. The actress shares custody of her 5-year-old daughter, Nahla, with ex-boyfriend, French model Gabriel Aubry.
Kris Jenner Promotes New FOX Talk Show and the Kardashians
Kris Jenner launches her new FOX talk show ‘Kris’ in mid-July and has already begun promoting the new television gig that is being billed as a six-week trial run.
She admits, “Growing up on Merv Griffin and Mike Douglas, I just loved talk shows. I thought, ‘Wow, wouldn’t it be a dream come true to have this job?’”
The show will focus on fashion, fitness, beauty and celebrity chat. She hopes that viewers will be inspired to follow their dreams because “so many women give up in life when they get a little bit older. I want to be a positive influence. I want to come from a really good place. Some people are just lost, and maybe I can be an inspiration.”
The Kardashian family matriarch covers and is featured in an article in the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter, where she talks about her personal life and business.
Despite the negative press regarding cheating, divorce, plastic surgery, scripted reality shows, Kris is adamant that ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ has been nothing but a positive experience for her family.
She said, “We’ve created businesses and a workplace. It’s so funny that somebody can criticize a show like ours, and yet we employ hundreds of people. And it’s been such a great learning experience for all of my kids. It’s the best education I could offer them.”
Kris claims her family is the same on and off the cameras, “There really are no scripts. Most people don’t believe that, but we don’t have anything reconsidered.”
Rupert Murdoch Files for Divorce from Wendi Deng
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, worth $12.3 billion, has filed a divorce action in Manhattan against his wife of thirteen years, Wendi Deng.
Legal documents indicate their union has been “irretrievably broken” for more many months. They were last photographed together at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Hollywood at the end of February.
The divorce action comes two weeks before News Corp. plans to break up the media empire into two separate companies – an entertainment unit called 21st Century Fox and a publishing entity that will retain the News Corp. name.
Deng was born in China and met Murdoch at a Hong Kong cocktail party in 1997. The 30-year-old graduate of Yale School of Management was working as a junior executive for STAR TV in Asia. She left her position after they wed aboard his private yacht in 1999.
Murdoch has six children. His two youngest daughters, Grace, 11, and Chloe, 9, were born to Wendi during the early years of their union. Wendi Deng Murdoch, 44, has amassed an unspecified number of non-voting shares in the company over the course of her marriage and their girls are beneficiaries of 8.7 million non-voting shares that are currently held in trust.
Murdoch’s wife gained international attention in July 2011 when she deflected a cream pie that a protester hurdled at her husband when he was being questioned by members of British parliament regarding his knowledge of a phone hacking scandal. Upon Murdoch’s death, his four eldest children, who have voting shares, will have a controlling interest in News Corp.
Buying A FAKE Bag In New York Can Now Result In 1 Year In Jail
New York City is considering a law that would criminalize the buying, and … a fake item could lead to a $1000 fine and up to one year in prison.
Council member Margaret Chin, who introduced the bill, said at a public hearing Thursday that counterfeits deprive the city of at least $1 billion in tax revenue a year that could support community improvements. What’s more, she says, the counterfeit trade has been linked to child labor and the funding of organized crime and terror groups. ”For tourists, it’s fun, it’s a bit of adventure,” Chin says. ”We have to let people know that if you engage in this activity you are committing a crime.”
Ashley Hunter, 30, of Kewshaw, S.C., shopping in the area, asks, “How would I know I’m not supposed to buy something, that there’s a fine?” Melissa Kirkpatrick, of Salt Lake City, Utah, wasn’t too concerned about the legality of the items selling on Canal Street, where she was with her family. She was looking for a Rolex for a friend at home. “If I can buy it for $50, I will, real or fake,” she says.
Ashley Hunter, 30, of Kewshaw, S.C., shopping in the area, asks, “How would I know I’m not supposed to buy something, that there’s a fine?”
Melissa Kirkpatrick, of Salt Lake City, Utah, wasn’t too concerned about the legality of the items selling on Canal Street, where she was with her family. She was looking for a Rolex for a friend at home. “If I can buy it for $50, I will, real or fake,” she says.
“The bottom line is counterfeiters have to sell to do their job and we need a law in place that punishes buyers for supporting this illegal trade,” Chin said in an April statement. “I urge visitors to come to New York for its authenticity – not to buy fake bags or electronics.”
What are your thoughts on this new legislation?