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Emil Socialize on the influence of UK sneaker culture on the US.
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I don’t know if you noticed but the sneaker industry has been on a rise. High end brands such as Gucci to Zara are adopting the trend and offering them in array of unique styles. 

For US consumers they are known to us as comfort. But to the UK culture, trainers are a way to identify one with their generation. I sat with UK sneaker collector, Emil Socialize, and producer of the United Kingdom's first documentary about UK’s sneaker culture, Soleseekers. He spoke with Bomb and Bossy about the influence UK has on the US, his sneaker collection, plus what he wants us to take from the film. 

 

Q: You’re here to present your film Sole Seekers, tell me what was you inspiration behind it? 

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A: The inspiration behind sole seekers was my love of shoes and the fact that UK wasn't represented in global sneaker culture, or trainer culture. I wanted to do something that highlighted the UK's influence and presence. Something basically for the UK.

Q: Tell us about your sneaker collection. Is it a huge walk in closet? Right now you’re rocking off white. 

A: I've got way to many shoes in my house it's now a problem. There's so many more shoes that I want I moved about three or four times in the last few years and I've got shoes everywhere. My mother called me and she said come get your shoes, and she piled up these shoes. I got about 600 pairs at her house. Yea.. way to many shoes. 

Q: At what age where you when you realized I’m a sneaker head? 

A:You know what.. In the UK the term sneaker became new to us, we never used that. When we were like ten or eleven that's when we became fashion conscious with school. We would like certain shoes or certain things in certain colors and we wanted to get the latest ones. It was school; it was a bore. I was eleven, I wasn't going to GQ or Fader. I saw something on TV so that's where that came from.

Q: What is it you want us to take from this documentary?

A: From the US point of view I want you to see the UK point of view. I want you to see the differences and the similarities.  I want to try to bridge the gap if I can. We are bombarded with US culture, US tv shows, US fashion. But it's the european influence that I'm trying to capture as well. I'm trying to spread the message

Soleseekers premiered at The Alpha Space in Chicago. It was apart of This.That.&The lll weekly event where they have new sponsors every Thursday.

To find out what's next for Soleseekers follow them on Instagram for updates. 

 

 

7 looks we're stealing from the streets of ESSENCE Fest 2018.
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Image/ Chris Granger

Hold onnn, So half a million attendees showed up to Essence Fest, and no one from the Bomb and Bossy team was there? After living vicariously through everyone on social media we promise to make an appearance next year. This high attendee rate came to no surprise because the release of the movie 'Girls Trip' last year increased the hype and some hotels even sold out weeks after the movie release. 

This year's festival featured concerts, workshops, panel discussions, so much black girl magic and festival style that we are ready to steal and add to our wardrobe. There was everything from color blocking, layering, to sneakers with dresses.  Check out our favorite festival looks ahead.   

Photo/ Essence: Hannan Selah

Photo/ Essence: Hannan Selah

Photo/ Essence: Hannan Selah

Photo/ Essence: Hannan Selah

Photo/ Essence: Hannan Selah

Photo/ Essence: Hannan Selah

Photo/ Essence: Hannan Selah

Photo/ Essence: Hannan Selah

Photo/ Essence: Hannan Selah

Photo/ Essence: Hannan Selah

Photo/ Essence: Hannan Selah

Photo/ Essence: Hannan Selah

Photo/Essence: Hannan Selah

Photo/Essence: Hannan Selah

Met Gala 2018: Looks we Loved from Fashion's Biggest Night
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Last night stars arrived at the 2018 Met Gala draped in ensembles inspired by the theme Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.

Some celebrities were draped in simplistic designs while others let their imaginations run wild in intricately designed costumes. Everyone's style was nothing short of amazing but these are some of our favorite looks.  Scroll on...

 

Cardi b alongside Jeremy scott in custom moschino 

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Kim kardashian in golden atelier versace.

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Rihanna in detailed brocade Margiela mini dress. 

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tiffany hadish keeps it timeless in brandon maxwell.

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Issa Rae in plunging Michael Kors.

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Cassie suited in black and white.

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Letita Wright in custom coach.

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Gigi hadid in stained glass atelier versace gown. 

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jennifer lopez stunned in custom balmain.

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sza graced in Atelier Versace and Chrishabana.

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Janelle Monáe in black and white marc jacobs.

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Critics called the Heavenly Bodies theme blasphemous but to us it's the perfect way to show that fashion relates to everything, even in religion. 

We are on the edge of our seats to see what the theme for next year will be. Until then, we await the blessings from this fashion miracle. 

BOMB & BOSSY EXCLUSIVE: Chicago Fashion Week Spring 2018 Begins with an Invite Only Networking Event
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Chicago Fashion Week is a 7 day event brought to you by FashionBar Chicago. Before diving heavy into shows they kicked off #IAmChicagoFashionWeek with an exclusive invite only networking event featuring members from the Chicago Fashion Week board, designers from across the world, bloggers,stylist and media outlets. 

It was an evening of fun where everyone had the chance to mingle and get the chance to make new connections before kicking off an exciting week of shows. 

Bomb and Bossy was on the scene so here's some exclusives of what went on inside: 

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Check back later in the week for more coverage. Want up to the minute updates? Follow @Bombandbossy on Instagram and Facebook. 

Will you be attending Chicago Fashion Week?

View full event details here. 

Grammys 2018: Red Carpet Style you Need to See!
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So this year's Grammy award took place in New York at Madison Square Garden. Not only was "Music's Biggest Night" trending in the Big Apple, but it was the most talked about event across social media.  

It's been said that Lady Gaga inspired the current fashion trends of the Grammy's and well...we want to know if you agree?

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Let's think back how in 2008 celebrities wore what seemed to be prom dresses, but not in 2018 hunny!

Check out some of these Bomb and Bossy APPROVED red carpet styles.

Which one will be your favorite? 

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This year, our favorite celebrities took next level style risk with no shame in self expression. Isn't that what style is all about? Everyone seemed to pull it off so well.  

 

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There was also a big fashion statement that we saw amongst Grammy attendees and that was the white rose to represent the #MeToo, Times's up movement. Stars used their glow to shine a light on female empowerment, and gender equality. However, some fans were not impressed due to lack of female nominations in each award category ( But thats's none of our business ). 

 

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Although SZA did not win her Grammy for Best New Artist, she graced the red carpet like an angel and killed her on stage performance like a boss! 

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So many celebrities brought out their most fashion-forward looks but we couldn't help but notice the beautiful white gown that Cardi B stepped out in. She showed us how she can style her first Grammy awards, and we're no mad about it. Get it sis! 

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Ms Rita Ora keeps it classy in black from head to toe with her signature red lip and a Time's Up rose. 

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Ashanti dazzles in gold from her high neck with long sleeve gown to her gold sandals. 

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And last but not least, Eve sparkled in a two piece Naeem Khan beaded suit. These were only a few of our favorite looks that we wanted to highlight. But you can view more red carpet style here.