In A 90s Kinda World…

Ready to Stare’s Fall Collection: In A 90s Kinda World


Alysse better known by her Instagram name, Ready To Stare, began a positive whirlwind with her “I Woke Up Like Dis” T-shirts. Purchasers of the shirt were asked to post a picture of themselves in the T along with their story. Timelines were flooded with uplifting stories of courage, encouragement and self love. The T’s caught such a buzz that another line decided to make an exact replica of the T’s. Like an unbothered Diva Ms. Ready To Stare didn’t flinch or stir up “Fashion Beef” she knew exactly what she had up her sleeve or better yet her signature sleeveless belly shirt.



I’ll let the sneak peak of the cover of Ready To Stare’s Fall Collection lookbook sink in for a bit….

When I opened my email, downloaded the lookbook, and “thumbed” through the pages, all could say was Doooooooooope!!!

The detail behind this obviously well thought out collection was evident. Setting trends, standing out and PROUDLY being yourself is what, Alysse, the designer exudes while offering her rendition of the 90’s at the same price point for us S-4x Divas.

Pairing real size models in the same looks was genius. How many times have you looked at the “model” in magazines and online in an outfit you couldn’t live without, but you passed because you couldn’t imagine how it would look on you?

The lookbook begins with the “Anti-Trend” watch that is so ON trend for fall…Stand Out!

Followed by “They All Wore It Well”, you’ll KNOW how YOU will look in THAT dress!!! Stand Out!

The infamous “Body Chain” made the collection screaming, YOU can wear a body chain, YOU can wear a body chain and yes YOU can wear a body chain!! Stand Out!!

The 90’s couple T’s are so farfetched and hilarious but they work…who would’ve “thunk”…those were some of the best couples that people tend to overlook but remember! Stand Out!

There’s isn’t a shortage of colors, fun T-shirts, printed skirts & dresses, Peggy Bundy skirts, and stare worthy jewelry in this collection. Stand Out!

What’s your definition of Standing Out? Are you ready for them to Stare? Does a 90’s kind of world sound exciting?

The collection features more than 60 new items including handmade jewelry, body chains and apparel. All clothing is available in sizes S-4X and body chains are available in sizes S-3X. Prices range from $5 for a kitschy googly eye ring to $89 for a luxe velvet bubble skirt. So as long as you’ve got the confidence, there’s something for every size and budget.
The collection officially goes on sale TODAY Friday 8/22/14.
The collection is sold here:
The lookbook can be viewed online at:

About the designer:
Alysse Dalessandro is owner of Atlanta-based fashion brand Ready to Stare. A jewelry designer, trained metalsmith, creator and self-empowerment advocate, Alysse handcrafts statement jewelry and bold plus size apparel with an unapologetic confident attitude. Ready to Stare is designed for those who believe in following their passion, loving themselves and inspiring others to do the same. Currently her designs can be purchased at

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Directed By Golden Globe Award-Winning Actor Idris Elba

“K.Michelle: Rebellious Soul – The Musical” Airs on VH1 Tuesday, August 19 at 10PM





NEW YORK, NY (August 6, 2014) – VH1 is celebrating with  R&B star and “Love & Hip Hop fan favorite K.Michelle as she brings her latest album Rebellious Soul to the screen with the premiere of “K.Michelle: Rebellious Soul – The Musical.” Premiering Tuesday, August 19 at 10PM*, the dark, cautionary tale is directed by Golden Globe Award-winning actor Idris Elba.  Taking center stage in this ‘hip hopera,’ K.Michelle’s powerful ballads capture the lust, love, heartache and redemption of a fierce woman struggling to break the cycle of bad romance. What will be her fate when she catches her man in a lie and her past comes back to haunt her?


The musical features 9 songs from the Rebellious Soul album, which debuted as #1 on Billboard’s “Top R&B/ Hip Hop Albums,” in an explosive theatrical presentation, showcasing her fierce songwriting and stunning voice.


Song list includes:


  • Can’t Raise A Man
  • V.S.O.P.
  • Damn
  • Hate on Her
  • I Don’t Like Me
  • Ride Out
  • My Life
  • When I Get A Man


Fans can submit questions and Live Tweet with K.Michelle on Twitter using  #RebelliousSoulMusical leading up to and during the premiere of “K.Michelle: Rebellious Soul – The Musical” with a chance to see a custom video response from the “Love & Hip Hop” alum herself.


Also this month on VH1, catch the broadcast world premiere of the music video for K.Michelle’s song “Damn” on VH1 Top 20 Countdown Saturday, August 16th at 9:00 AM ET/ PT. The video will also premiere on VH1 Soul the same day. Fans can catch a sneak peek of the music video following an all-new episode of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” on Monday, August 11th after which the full video will be on line exclusively at for 24 hours.


Additionally, the soundtrack for “K.Michelle: Rebellious Soul – The Musical” will be available on all digital providers on August 18th and the video will be available August 20th.


An original cast member of VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” and later joining the cast of “Love & Hip Hop New York,” Atlantic Records’ artist K.Michelle celebrated her blockbuster album, Rebellious Soul by headlining “The Rebellious Soul Tour” late last year and opening for Robin Thicke on his “Blurred Lines Tour” in 2014. Rebellious Soul is highlighted by the hit singles, “V.S.O.P.” and “Can’t Raise A Man.”


K.Michelle is also working on her show “K.Michelle: My Life” with VH1 in November 2014. The show will follow K.Michelle as she learns to balance life, relationships and musical success with the help of a dynamic group of friends. Notorious for her razor sharp wit and fiery tongue, K.Michelle navigates New York City and her life with a renewed dedication to her son, her friends and her career.


“K.Michelle: Rebellious Soul – The Musical” is directed by Golden Globe Award-winning actor Idris Elba and executive produced by K.Michelle. Chad Ostrom and Leopoldo Gout are executive producers on behalf of TBG Studios. Susan Levison, Nina L. Diaz, Brad Abramson and Vivian Gomez are executive producers for VH1.


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Sevyn Streeter knocks it out the park with “It Won’t Stop” for NPR


Sevyn Streeter has cemented herself as a rising R&B star with the success of her solo EP “Call Me Crazy, But…” which debuted at number 5 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. “It Won’t Stop,” the lead single from the EP, has proven a true phenomenon, topping Billboard’s “Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay” chart for 9 consecutive weeks, while climbing both Billboard’s “Hot 100” and “R&B/Hip Hop Songs” chartIn addition, the “It Won’t Stop” companion video – directed by and co-starring GRAMMY® Award-winner Chris Brown, with a special guest appearance by Portland Trail Blazers forward Dorrell Wright – is a YouTube smash, earning more than 35 million views thus far at Sevyn’s official YouTube channel,

“Call Me Crazy, But…” also features Streeter’s latest single “nEXt” feat. Kid Ink (watch video: The popularity of “nEXt” led Streeter to team up for a remix of the track featuring West Coast heavyweight rapper, YG (watch video: Sevyn’s latest video release prior to “B.A.N.S.” was a visualizer for a fan favorite on the EP titled “Sex On The Ceiling” (watch video:


In addition to making her mark as a solo artist, Sevyn also co-wrote some of last year’s hottest singles, including Chris Brown’s “Fine China,” Tamar Braxton’s “All The Way Home,” Kelly Rowland’s “Gone,” and Ariana Grande’s chart-topping hit, “The Way (Feat. Mac Miller).”

Sevyn Streeter is a 3 time ASCAP award winning songwriter who has been called upon by a remarkable roster of top studio superstars, including Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, Babyface, and many others, with tracks featured on albums by such icons as Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige and Alicia Keys.




The Courtney John Project Kicks Off their ROOTSTRONICA TOUR

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August 6th, 2014- The Courtney John Project has kicked off its summer Rootstronica US Tour in support of their latest album, Future, starting with an explosive performance at Reggaa on The River in Humboldt, California this past July 31st, and ending in Austin, Texas on August 21st.

The Courtney John Project is an audio journey; one part Kingston mash up, one part euro-electronica and 100% provocative in its approach to contemporary music. To say the album is a step outside music’s comfort zone would be an understatement. Add John’s trademark lovers rock melodies and you have the birth of a new music genre– Rootstronic. John’s fresh sound coming out of Jamaica is in its own lane artistically.

“The Courtney John Project is a place where musicians can be brave and not have to worry about their expressions. It’s totally outside of the comfort zone”-explains Courtney John.

For the complete rundown and a daily Roostronica Tour update please visit The Courtney John Project Facebook and check upcoming dates below:
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“YOU GOT ME GOOD” Official Music Video by Muss feat Nyanda [ @nyandabnl ]

Boss Playa Nyanda

Ivory Coast’s hottest rapper, MUSS, collaborates with Jamaican star NYANDA (from Brick & Lace), on the BLACKLION produced single,You Got Me Good .
Filmed in Miami, You Got Me Good‘s Music Video is guaranteed to entertain with its Bonnie and Clyde theme.