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Cardi B Is Facing 4 Years In Prison But That Didn’t Stop Her From Serving Lewks At Court In This Feather Cape

Cardi B Served Courtroom Drama In A Giant Feather Cape With A 10 Ft-Long Train And 6 Inch Louboutins—Slay

Cardi B Is Facing 4 Years In Prison But That Didn’t Stop Her From Serving Lewks At Court In This Feather Cape

She did that. Cardi B really did that. The rapper from the Bronx strut into court—where she stands accused of assault—in the most extra look possible. Looking like Sesame Street’s Big Bird in mourning, the Bodak Yellow rapper, wore the most extravagant feather coat for her hearing and we are truly stunned and stanning. Check out the full look. 

Appearing in court is a serious thing. People usually wear their most solemn outfits and serious faces. 

But not Cardi. She walked into the courthouse in a gigantic feathered cape, an equally feathered hat, a long tie and nails sharper than the lawyer’s wit. Escorted by her security element and attorney, the rapper made her way into the courtroom with a whole lotta feathers and zero cares. 

Cardi’s hearing was at the criminal courts in Queens, New York. 

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On the day of the hearing, the weather was actually quite warm.Which is significant because it means that Cardi didn’t wear this outfit because it was cold or to stay warm or dry. She wore it because she could —Cardi wore a massive feathered cape to court because she’s a fashion killer and she needed to make an entrance worthy of her reputation. 

The feather coat features batwing sleeves and a 10 ft long train.

The coat, designed by Adrienne Landau —a designer known for her use of extravagant textures like fur and feathers— is part of her Fall 2019 collection. The piece, aptly called “Queen’s Coat” made of charmeuse and feathers, will set you back a mere $2,995. That’s right, for less than three thousand dollars, you can look like a giant, Big Bird in mourning. 

Cardi was in court in connection with the strip club fight she was involved in, last August. 

Cardi, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, was in court regarding an altercation at a strip club in August of last year. She was indicted on 14 charges and 2 felony counts of attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury.

The rapper seemed composed and calm as she entered the courtroom, despite the mayhem of media outside.

Cardi was so cool, she even told ET that she’s feeling “pretty good.” Cardi also rocked long, green pointy nails and a pair of patent 16 inch louboutin heels and I am taking notes on my fashion legal pad. 

Belcalis was more serious inside though. 

Cardi was more somber inside the courtroom, where she plucked off her feathers to face the judge. The 27-year-old is accused of getting into a physical altercation with two bartenders at Angel’s Strip Club in College Point, Queens in August 2018.

The “Press” rapper allegedly ordered an attack on two strip club bartenders that ended in physical injury for the plaintiffs.

Cardi B was arrested in October for the fight, which was allegedly caused by the rapper accusing one of the bartenders, Jade, of having an affair with Cardi B’s husband Offset. Jade’s sister Baddie Gi was also harmed in the altercation. 

Cardi was originally only facing misdemeanor charges, but now she’s been indicted on felonies.

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According to TMZ, she has now been indicted on two felony counts of attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury as well as misdemeanor counts on reckless endangerment, assault, criminal solicitation, conspiracy, and harassment. The Grammy winner was originally only facing misdemeanor charges, but rejecting the plea deal caused additional charges to be made when the case was presented in front of a grand jury.

This isn’t the first time that the singer has teetered on the verge of wearing acceptable attire.

Among her many courtroom appearances in 2019, she wore a hot-pink pantsuit with matching pumps, and a navy two-piece suit, both bearing ample amounts of cleavage.

If anything, Cardi is staying true to her own brand.

If you’re wondering what that is, easy; sexy, whimsical, and unapologetic. And apparently, lighthearted, as she faces charges that could reportedly put her behind bars for four years. Here’s hoping that she doesn’t ruffle up any feathers with prosecutors, and will fly out of all this litigation smoothly. The jury, however, is still out on whether this look needed to happen.

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Maluma Teams Up With Luxury Brand Balmain For This Must-Have Fashion Collection

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Maluma Teams Up With Luxury Brand Balmain For This Must-Have Fashion Collection

It’s 2021 and we have no shortage of epic collaborations between some of the world’s biggest Latino stars and top fashion brands. Everyone from J Balvin and Bad Bunny to Cardi B and now Maluma have entered the fashion industry to sell a lifestyle. And people are buying!

Maluma and French fashion house Balmain bring us a limited-edition collaboration.

Colombian superstar Maluma has partnered with French fashion house Balmain to launch a limited edition collection that will be available from April 12 through June 1 in all Balmain stores, including brick and mortar and online.

The collection, which includes sneakers, blazers, t-shirts, pants and other ready-to-wear clothing, will also be available at Saks Fifth Avenue as of April 15.

The Balmain + Maluma line marks the first time ever the brand has designed a line with a celebrity. And it seems like the brand’s creative designer is pretty excited about the collab. Through photos on his Instagram, Olivier Rousteing referred to the reggaetón singer as his inspiration, captioned with supportive laudatory messages about merging their cultures and joint design process.

“Maluma, more than him being an incredible singer,” Rousteing notes, “[brings] a lot to the fashion community with his joy and his happiness and the fact that he’s always playing up his style from different kinds of houses from around the world, mixing different cultures as well… I think the collaboration with Maluma is obviously giving to Balmain and pushing the aesthetic more internationally.”

Maluma also seems to be pumped for the opportunity!

Although Balmain has featured other celebrities in advertising campaigns and runway shows, it has never actually enlisted a celebrity to help design a full, name-branded line.

The brand’s high profile, along with the haute-couture retail price of the collection, underscores how entrenched Maluma is now in the global fashion world and how valuable his endorsement and name is perceived by high fashion.

“It’s been one of my goals to work with a respected fashion house on a collection, but this journey was more exciting, as Olivier pushed me to design with him and sketch looks that I personally will wear off the stage and showcase high couture with a bit of Papi Juancho,” says Maluma, referencing both his album name and alter ego.

But if you want a piece of the collection be prepared to drop those coins.

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Items in the Balmain + Maluma collection range from a black cotton T-shirt that retails for $495, to $1,500 high top sneakers to a $2,555 multi-color print bomber jacket.

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Met Gala 2021 Is Happening And Amanda Gorman Is Set To Host The America-Themed Fashion Event

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Met Gala 2021 Is Happening And Amanda Gorman Is Set To Host The America-Themed Fashion Event

It’s 2021 and the Met Gala is back this year – after being canceled in 2020 thanks to a pandemic – with superstar poet Amanda Gorman being eyed to host the fashion event of the year. Given the 23-year-old’s show-stopping performance at the inauguration, the theme fittingly will be a celebration of America and American designers.

The Met Gala will return in 2021 with a very special guest as host.

Vogue’s “Oscars of Fashion” famously takes place on the first Monday of May. However, this year it’s been pushed back to September 13, in hopes that life will have returned to something closer to normal by then.

Epic poet Amanda Gorman is reportedly in talks to co-host the event alongside Tom Ford, who is the academy’s president. The breakout star of President Biden’s inauguration, Gorman is on the cover of the magazine’s May issue and the subject of a relentlessly glowing profile inside.

The black-tie gala, which raises funds for Met’s Costume Institute, is normally fashion’s biggest night and sees guests from Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B to Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and even Maluma.

The event was canceled in 2020 thanks to a global pandemic.

The world’s most glamorous party was canceled in 2020 because of COVID-19, which was (and still is) raging the planet at the time. There was a virtual event in place of the 2020 event, with celebs like Julia Roberts, Priyanka Chopra and Amanda Seyfried showing off their looks from home and stars like Mindy Kaling and Adam Rippon taking part in the #MetGalaChallenge, recreating looks from past years.

This year’s event will draw inspiration from all things USA.

The theme of this year’s Met Gala has not been announced, but Page Six says the night will be devoted to honoring America and American designers, following the 18-month-long COVID crisis in this country.

Recent past themes for the event have included “Camp: Notes on Fashion” (2019), “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” (2018), and “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between (2017). And don’t forget 2016, when Zayn Malik wore robot-arms to Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.

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