Beyoncé Dropping Something Different

Queen Bey, also known as Beyoncé, does it again by making her own clothing line called, Ivy Park. Ivy Park was presented April 1 with her first clothing line that will be an active wear collection.

If you didn’t notice Ivy seems pretty familiar with Beyoncé from her baby girl, Blue Ivy and now her clothing line Ivy Park. She talks about how she came up with the name of her brand. She came up with the name by having her daughter a part of it and her favorite place where she knew she could escape to.

“We can all go there; we’re all welcomed. It’s anywhere we create for ourselves,” said Beyoncé in Elle magazine. “For me, it’s the place that my drive comes from. I think we all have that place we go to when we need to fight through something, set our goals and accomplish them.”Screen Shot 2016-04-14 at 3.06.53 PM

The mission for Beyoncé was to make women feel powerful in her clothing and to show women that we need to focus on our mental health. We need to become more confident and that is what she is trying to show as she models her clothing.

Places like Topshop, Nordstrom, and Net-a-Porter will have Beyoncé’s collection this
week with reasonable prices ranging from $25 to $235.

Her clothes hit stores today.

Some of her workout clothing are leotards, now I won’t be wearing that to the gym but the sweat shirts and hats I may consider.

Tell me what you think of her new clothing line.

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Sprint vs. Verizon

Cell phone companies have always gone after each other in a friendly kind of way, but this time it gets a little personal. In Verizon’s new commercial, Ricky Garvais goes after Sprint’s map. He shows the map that you see in almost every cell phone network commercial, but in this commercial it looks at the fine print.

The cell phone networks seem to all use the same map. When Ricky looks at the fine print he magnifies the fact that at the bottom of the map it says, “map is not depiction of coverage.” I have to agree with Ricky, what’s the point of the map then? But that is to all the companies that use the maps, not just Sprint.

Ricky Gervais, through the commercial, makes fun of Sprint’s hometown, Kansas City. Missouri or Kansas? He didn’t specifically say Sprint but since their headquarters are in Kansas City, Kansas it was easy to depict. By not defining which state he meant caused an uproar of angry costumers and an angry CEO Marcelo Claure.

Claure gets mad because Ricky makes it seem like Kansas City is irrelevant. Verizon seems to not research and know that there are two different Kansas City’s so he is picking out two areas that people take pride in.

“People take a lot of pride in their city here,” Claure said, according to USA Today.

The law says that you “shouldn’t” say that you have 100 percent coverage, but tell me what cell phone company that doesn’t use the map? If you’re going to call out another company you would think you would make sure you don’t do it too.

Verizon has been sued before for false advertisement. Back in 2009, AT&T sued Verizon for demonstrating on a map that AT&T doesn’t reach a lot of places wireless. So what is the line for going after different cell phone towers to make them look better? Isn’t that an ethical issue to their customers?

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False Advertisement by Verizon in 2009. 

With another mistake from Verizon this has made people tell their own opinions about Verizon. Clearly they aren’t as good as they say either.

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At least for Sprint they are getting free publicity from Verizon’s expensive campaign.

5 Investments That Helped Kanye Go Into Debt

From my previous post, I decided to look into what else could be causing Kanye to go into debt. Here are the top 5 investments that could have been done at a lower cost:

  1. Kim’s Engagement Ring – Kanye popped the question back in Oct. 2013. According to E! News, celebrity jewelry designer, Michael O’Connor and Lorraine Schwartz estimate the ring cost around $2 to $3 million.

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2. Kim’s Surprise Birthday Party – Kanye threw Kim a surprise party renting out a movie theater, Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas to see Steve Jobs. It was a pregnant birthday party where many people pretended to also be pregnant. The theater is known as the best luxury cinemas in California. This party was estimated to be than $5,000.

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Being a celebrity you can spend whatever you want, but you can always bring it down a notch and save money. Ever think of that Kanye?

This next investment shocked me.

3. Kanye’s Hair Cuts – Kanye is very particular about his hair, maybe a little too particular. Kanye gets it cut every day but it doesn’t come at a low cost like what most people would pay for. Rhianna’s father, Ronald Fenty, was on tour with Kanye back in 2010 says in an interview that Kanye spends $500 every day to get his haircut. If he does that every day he is spending around $182,500 a year on just hair cuts! What is there to cut after a day?

4. Yeezy Clothing Line – From my last post you can see that Yeezy clothing line is not going too well. As it is seen and known to look like a homeless person’s clothing line and yet Kanye still keeps investing. The clothing line has put him $16 million in debt since last year.

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5. Fashion Show – Just a few weeks ago Kanye held a fashion show in Madison Square Garden for his clothing line. It is reported that Kanye spent close to $2 million.

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How about changing your habits Kanye? Clearly, you need to stop spending money like it’s nothing.