D E M I B L V C K D E S I G N S

D E M I B L V C K D E S I G N S

Designer Demetrius Blayde never ceases to amaze his fans. The photos below displays Blayde's new designs. This is his concept behind the shoot: The concept of this shoot is leaning on the three-part collection starting with Kelcie 8. She represents the girl I wanted to date. This shoot describes the date night, part-two, the Date Night In Dubai collection. The date is going well, but Kelcie is a free spirit. She's a butterfly who deserves her freedom but this doesn't sit well with him. This spirals into the Bleu Collection in which he is wearing a piece from. She is...Read More
In the Spotlight With Model Sanvernetas Thomas

In the Spotlight With Model Sanvernetas Thomas

I met Sanvernetas Thomas freshman year at Mississippi State University. He was one of the first people I met, and the only person I felt comfortable being around on what seemed like such a huge campus. We connected instantly. He has the most free-spirited and vibrant personality anyone would love being around. After freshman year, Sam left and moved back to his small hometown of Mantachie, Mississippi, but we kept in touch. Sam's the type of friend you don't have to talk to every day, but when you do, the conversations are long and always filled with light and love. After...Read More
An Interview with Photographer Chauncey Mangum

An Interview with Photographer Chauncey Mangum

I read a quote once from American photographer Ansel Adams that said, "Some photographers take reality and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation." Mississippi photographer Chauncey Mangum is no stranger when it comes to picking up a camera. He knows exactly how to capture the image he wants. He has a keen eye and displays great sense of direction when it comes to photography. One can learn quite a bit from him. Fioreme writer Jarquita Brown met Chauncey about...Read More
An Interview with Portraitist @SydneyVanLeigh

An Interview with Portraitist @SydneyVanLeigh

[gallery ids="2973,2974,2972" type="rectangular"] It was a few months ago when American portraitist Sydney Van Leigh Armer moved to New York City after graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from Mississippi State University. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, the 24-year-old digital content creator and photographer decided to pursue her dreams in photography and fashion after switching her major from Pre-Veterinary Science. Since her career in photography began, Sydney's work has been published in the Streetcar Creative Arts Journal, a creative journal curated by her alma mater. She has also been featured on well-known fashion blogs such as Black Fashion,...Read More

An interview with artist Timaal Bradford

Hip-hop artist and writer, Timaal Bradford decided to pursue music as a career around 2015 while completing his second degree at Mississippi State University. The 26-year-old Jackson, Mississippi native said some of biggest influences in music are Eminem, Nas, Common, and Mos Def, Lauryn Hill, Jay Z, Andre 3000, and Kendrick Lamar to name a few. "I'm also influenced by things outside of music, like literature, art pieces, movies, and so on. Anything that compels me to think deeply about it can be influential enough to further my growth in music," says Timaal.  In a recent conversation with Timaal, he...Read More
OMNI Original “Queens” Available Now

OMNI Original “Queens” Available Now

Following the release of his "Don't Slip: 10 Toes" t-shirt, OMNI Starkville's founder and CEO revealed last week via Instagram that a new shirt will be available May 31, dedicated solely to all the queens. OMNI's Original "Queens" t-shirt is now available on OMNI's site. The OMNI Original "Queens" tee is available in two colors: lavender ($25) and lavender with an acid wash finish ($25) (available upon request). [gallery ids="1802,1803,1805" type="rectangular"] This Queens t-shirt shows a young woman in a lotus position with the saying "Queens Never Die." Source: www.omnistarkville.com/omni-originals Photography: @gandy._ Model: @c00l_likethat  
Rapper Dee Brown talks Failures and Success

Rapper Dee Brown talks Failures and Success

Rapper and poet Jeremy Deon Brown music career began back in 2011. Aside from his music career, he is also a photographer and videographer with his own production company called Low Tide Division. Low Tide Division started from a video series of Jeremy and his friends that he filmed for two years. It was initially called Low Tide DeeVision since Dee is the name he goes by. "It all started in 2015, but I've had the idea since 2012. I think it is a unique name, and I have control of it, so I love Low Tide Division," says Jeremy. Dee's...Read More