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NEW! Music Video: Soul sensation Polly A. incorporates her island roots in latest video ‘Nature’

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The multi-faceted, soulful, artsy Milwaukee native of Jamaican parentage, Meleni Smith, who now goes by the name Polly A., has again graced us with yet another catchy, thought-provoking, visually appealing number.

She recently released the video to her single, ‘Nature’ which tells the story of sometimes unstable, inconsistent relationships and plays on the lame ‘excuses’ that are often heard, which many may be able to relate to.

Polly A is known for her song, ‘Happy’ on the soundtrack of the Will Smith movie ‘Hitch, she has also co-composed ‘Love Is My Disease’ for popular R&B artist Alicia Keys.

Smith also boasts credit for being a 2013 Soul Train Music Awards nominee for Record of the Year, for J.Cole’s song ‘Crooked Smile’.

The ‘Nature’ video plays on Words, Art and throwback, edgy Fashion topped off with a display of her raspy, soulful vocal prowess, skilfully coined lyrics and beat by beat energy… We are loving the creativity and unique vibe in this one! Check it out below:

Rihanna graces the cover of December 2014 issue of Esquire UK magazine

Miss Rih Rih continues to prove why she was awarded 2014 Style Icon at the CDFA Awards.

Check out some of the pics from one of her latest editorial appearances in the December issue of Esquire UK magazine: Photos by Ellen Von Unwerth

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NB. Rihanna recently had the internet in a frenzy, making her Navy real excited, when she made her grand return to Instagram, after a six month hiatus

Pics: Who doesnt love to feast eyes on a stylish Man….Ebony’s 15 Most Stylish Black men on Instagram

Ebony Magazine computed a snazzy list of who they consider to be the Most Stylish Black Men on Instagram.

I literally took my time and went through each of their Instagram accounts added a few lol… and boyeee, was I served? #TheyAreGivingLife #SenseOfStyle Images, Cuts, Energy, Angles, Colors, Contrast, Fit and Abstracts et al

Check out who made the cut…do you agree with the selection? Anyone you would add or remove from their list?

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MARCUS TROY
Marcus Troy is a lifestyle “blogger,” who has most notably broken the chains of blogging, and elevated his website into a lifestyle brand. It truly encompasses everything cool or on the verge of cool. To say he’s ahead of the curve would be an understatement.

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The name says it all. However, Dapper Lou maybe known more for his eye behind the camera lens, than the name implies. Working on projects for brands such as Banana Republic have garnered him credibility within the fashion world. But his effortless style has earned him a following of more than 45K on Instagram.

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NICK GRANT (NicholasGrant)
The man makes his living by writing for some of your favorite publications, and tends to spend his free time schoolin’ gents on how-to-dress better through Instagram posts. Follow him and you might learn something new.

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Sam Lambert and Shaka Maidoh make up Art Comes First. They are duo of stylish men who find it imperative that art should come well before fashion. We couldn’t agree more.

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JESSE BOYKINS III (JesseBoykins3rd)
The soulful Mr. Boykins III gives his audience a piece of his art everyday. Through his collection of Instagram posts, he makes the bold statement that a man’s style is a reflection of who he is from within.

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Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs are the geniuses behind the Street Etiquette brand. Some might say they’re the two most stylish men on the Internet, but we doubt they would care for those accolades. They’re more focused on empowering their audience by expressing their artistic take on their everyday surroundings.

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His movement of L.O.E (Love Over Everything) is an authentic representation of his style. Moruf mixes unique vintage finds, with his own collection of hats and t-shirts from his L.O.E. clothing line.

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Westbrook is not afraid to rock whatever he wants. So for those days when you’re on the fence about what you’re wearing, take a look at Westbrook’s Instagram page, and do you, bruh.

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PHARRELL WILLIAMS (Pharrell)
Even at the age of 40, Pharrell still manages to dress like your most stylish friend, and not your cool uncle. And he always pushes fashion to the limits. See Pharell’s smoky the bear hat, circa 2014 and probably forever.

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The photographer behind the Keep Pittsburgh Dope movement is often stopped and photographed himself, as many are drawn to his take on classic mens wear.

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JOE KENNETH (JoeKenneth_)
The timelessness in his esthetic is something to admire. Never trendy, but instead following the beat of his own drum, Joe constantly keeps his followers on their toes. A poet, well-dressed gent, and overall creative would be the best way to describe Mr. Joe Kenneth.

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When it comes to the suit and tie look, no one does it better than Steven Onoja. His Instagram profile is like a constant stream of inspiration for the guy who aspires to dress a bit more refined each day.

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Who’s house? It looks like Diggy’s. The young rapper is all grown up now, and is making it clear that we need to pay attention if we want to be as stylish as he is.

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NICK YOUNG (SwaggyP1)
They don’t call him ‘Swaggy P’ for nothing. The ultimate risk taker, Young makes everything work for him.

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USHER (HowUSeeIt)
He’s clearly been one of the most stylish celebs for quite some time now. At times Usher has fallen victim to trends, however he appears to be completely on top of his game as of late, again reminding us that he does it his way.

Snoop Dogg gets French Manicured Nails…

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Snoop Dogg is known for his controversial moves, causing head to turn and once again he has lived up to this…

The Rapper, seasonal Reggae artiste, recently posted on his Instagram account was a photo of freshly Black and White French Manicured hands, and the caption following: “Hands Of Time!!”

Hmmm. do ur thang Snoop I guess:-) Trend Or Nah?

Video: Chantelle Winnie, Canadian-Jamaican Vitiligo Spokesperson vying for ANTM Cycle 21

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The effervescent, 19 year old Chantelle Winnie is Canada’s first contestant in the popular Television reality series, ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Cycle 21, hosted by Tyra Banks.

Chantelle ‘Winnie Harslow’ Young is also the official Toronto spokesperson Vitiligo, a skin condition which is also popularly referred to as the ‘Michael Jackson disease’.

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According to her official Instagram page, Chantelle is of Jamaica descent and lived in Toronto all her life, her mother’s family hails from Trelawny in Jamaica and her father’s from Westmoreland.

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Signs of Vitiligo became evident when Chantelle was around the age of four or five, which was first seen on her tummy and it has been progressing ever since. (via Instagram)

America’s Next Top Model first premiered on May 20th, 2003. In 2004 when the popular Eva Pigford won, Jamaica was one of the international destinations during the competition as well as in 2012, co-hosted by former Miss Jamaica Universe, Yendi Phillips. ANTM also further expanded with the ‘Caribbean’s Next Top Model’, shot on location in Trinidad and Tobago . Former Miss Universe and Miss trinidad Wnedy FitzWilliams was one of the judges and the winner Treveen Stewart from Cayman Islands.

Watch Chantelle’s ANTM Plea Video and her discussing Vitiligo, how she has overcome challenges, proving she is not different but unique, building herself into the bold person she is now. (below):