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This week I had an incredible opportunity to meet a young, rising star in the hip-hop game.  His name: 10 Million, his game: World domination, his swagger: Priceless!  I received an email from Camille Davis, CEO of Montage PR, inviting me to spend some time with her artist as he hits the Miami scene.  DONE!  As I read through all the wonderful information I was sent, I wasn’t really sure what to expect.  Born, Demetrious Deon Anderson, his bio read like every rap/hip-hop “Behind the Music” or “True Hollywood Story” I had ever seen.  He was raised by his loving yet strict maternal aunt in Brunswick, GA, struggling his entire young life.  At 13, his life was completely altered after his aunt passed away and he was reunited with his mother, who, unfortunately, was herself in an abusive relationship.  At 15 he decided to start a journey that will eventually take him to super stardom!  That was when a close cousin anointed him: 10 MILLION.  Since then, his career, locally, has sky-rocketed and nationally it is gaining momentum.  At a young age, 10 MILLION isn’t just creating a brand, he is creating an INDUSTRY.  The formula for most rap careers, the succesful ones anyway, has been simple, street cred, album, fame, celebrity, then cross promotion such as fashion line, movies, television.  10 MILLION’s approach shatters that formula.  He and his team have learned from their celebrity counterparts, not only in the hip hop world, but in every genre of “celebrity”.  He has learned from the likes of Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, or any other “E” Television “celebrity” that the key to world domination is EXPOSURE.  Of course unlike those previously mentioned, he has the talent to back it up.  On the music side, he dropped his first independent album last year, appropriately enough on 10.10.10.  Music, however, is not his only game.  He has the talent and drive of a “LIL WAYNE” but the charm and charisma of a young George Clooney.  Last year he also worked on two movies, the horror flick “The Cthulhu Key Legacy” and will be the voice of Duce in the cartoon epic, “The Fixers”  both of which were directed by Jason Heath and are to be released by the end of this year.  His latest venture is in our world: FASHION!  I mean really, why waste those good looks?  10 MILLION made his NYC Fashion Week debut in Indashio‘s Spring 2011 runway.  Indashio as you may (or may not) remember was the winner of the VH1 show GLAM GOD (yeah i didn’t watch it either).  However Indashio has managed to create a great buzz as a designer and stylist since crowned the GLAM GOD.  And that my fellow fashionistas, brings us to my meeting with Mr. 10 MILLION himself here in Miami!  When I met with the artist, he was shooting some publicity shots with the fantastically artistic Florida based photographer, Alicia Nicole Triscuitti.  He was also filming for what he hopes will become the next big reality show, with videographer and friend, Derek Odom.  What he was most excited to talk about with me was his latest collaboration with famed stylist and designer, CAMARI STARRZ. Starrz, who you can follow on Twitter @IAMTHESTARRZ, also founded “THE STARRZ” MALE MOVEMENT.  “The Starrz is in a class all their own”.  Together they will embark on a fashion rollercoaster.  A full fashion line is in the works, everything from your toes to the top of your head, they will have something to put on their consumer.  What will make this line different from all the other urban lines?  What will make this different than any other high fashion line for that matter?  I’ll tell you what, their mission statement: ‘URBAN FASHION AT ITS HIGHEST POTENTIAL”  I for one, am on board and trust me when I say to you, my fashion followers, you WILL want to join me for the ride!

10 Million’s Twitter = @DaReal10Mill
Booking = Book10Mill@MontagePR.com
Press/Management Contact = Camille@MontagePR.com
Website Returning Soon with complete transformation/transition Dallas – Atlanta – Miami
URBAN FASHION AT ITS HIGHEST POTENTIAL
Blog – DaReal10Mill@blogspot.com

Now you won’t be able to get the full effect of his charm unless of course you watch this fun video we shot!  I would like to preface this by saying I am not, nor do I pretend to be a movie maker.  This is just me and my coolpix shooting the breeze with 10 MILLION.   Trust me ladies, you won’t be disappointed!

10 MILLION: MESSAGE TO THE FANS AND SHOUT OUTS

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Rebecca & Mariano (picture from ProjectRunwayla.com)

Well, now that the cat is out of the bag its safe for me to say, Miami International University of Art & Design is playing host to the second season ( who knew there was a first) of Project Runway Latin America.  Well after nine seasons it’s about time Latin America has jumped on the Project Runway bandwagon and what a better place to host the sophomore season than Miami.  Filming has started July 11th at the famed Miami International University of Art & Design.  Ai is the Parsons of the southeast.  Graduates have gone on to become some of the top fashion industry player in the industry.  It makes sense that PRLA chose Ai to host its show since Miami is a melting pot of latin culture and is quickly becoming a fashion capitol.  Coming back as host is model and tv host  Rebecca de Alba.  You might actually know Rebecca not so much from her professional life, but her personal life.  She was the famed long-term “girlfriend” of NOW out Ricky Martin.  Mentoring the 15 finalist, which have come from all over South America, is the wonderful Argentinian designer, Mariano Toledo.  Catch up on last season’s winner HERE.  Also catch up with them on Twitter and Facebook.  I will try and bring you first hand info right from the source ( did I forget to mention I GO to the Art Institute).  Till then, i bid adieu.

Jessica is set to me a mentor on the new NBC fashion reality show, Fashion Star.  Fashion Star is the next version of the lost show,  Project Runway which has already begun casting in Miami’s very own Art Institute (Miami International University of Art & Design).  Fashion Star will make a “STAR” out of its winner by giving them their own brand to be sold in a world famous department store.  Jessica Simpson has proven herself successful in the fashion industry.  Her retail line has  boasted sates of up to 1 billion dollars, just last year alone.  Fashion or Die will keep you posted on this story!

 

The esteemed and opinionated Oscar de la Renta will be showing off his acclaimed Fall 2011 collection right here in sunny Miami.  Hosting the event will be the famous Intercontinental Hotel overlooking the beautiful Miami bay.   The show is part of a benefit for the Sur Futuro organization.  To find out how to get tickets contact the hotel ASAP.  To preview the collection click HERE .

Hello my fashion follower! It has been a while since I posted anything and I missed you all!  For this post I am trying something new.  I attended an event last night at BUCK 15 which was the fabulous host bar for the after party for the BASE Spring preview after party.   Unfortunately for me I was not able to snag an invite to the actual event at BASE but I was able to attend the after party which of course is where all the fun actually happens.   But lets start at the beginning,  BASE held a fashion show preview for the new ADIDAS SLRV collection which will premiere at the famed South Beach retailer later this spring.  The “who’s who’s” of the Miami Fashion scene were in attendance (which is why I probably couldn’t snag the invite, but i digress) and the new line is a hit for ADIDAS. The real fun, however, happened at the after party which was held at the hip and untrendy BUCK 15 LOUNGE. BUCK 15 is a staple in the South Beach scene.  It’s the place to go for those of us who just want to relax, look at some cool art, and have a great cocktail without the usual craziness and massiveness of the “TRENDY” Miami club scene.  The DJ for the evening was the famed South Florida Drag Queen DAISY DEAD PETALS (look her up if you don’t know the name).  Dead Petals spun hot music and the bartenders served up the cold drinks all night long.  All in all it was a fun event and I am happy to have been able to bring it to you, my fashion followers.  So if you want to try a different vibe then the usual South Beach craziness, put on your skinny jeans, graphic tee, and fedora and head on over to BUCK15 for a little taste of the East Village by the water.

For my Miami fashionistas.  KEY WORDS: SAMPLE SALE!!!!!! Hope to see you all there!!!

Private Italian Designer Sample Sale in Miami Beach

Wednesday 11.10.2010 @ 9:00pm

Thursday 11.11.2010 @ 9:00pm

Friday 11.12.2010 @ 9:00pm

1680 Michigan Ave, #710,
Miami Beach, Fl 33139
Call to RSVP, just in case =)
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