Let’s be honest, Michael Costello has dressed almost every Black beauty from Beyonce to Tamar Braxton, but now the highly sought after designer is in some hot water because he allegedly called one of his Instagram commenters a “ni**er”.
Let’s take it back to the beginning. Up and coming fashion designer Maxine James took to IG to air her grievances with Costello and his team. Apparently, he purchased a dress from her but then he posted it on his on Instagram page with no credit to her.
When I received pymt from @mtcostello @michaelcostello a week ago I was lost for words… excited but a TAD confused … I called wubs like “wow my favorite designer just purchased a dress from me wow he wants a dress from little ol me?! Like this man makes dresses for freakin BEYONCE and he just bought a dress from me!” a week later This happens he literally bought my EXACT dress … Put it on HIS model took pictures in HIS showroom as if he designed this piece his self it’s so disheartening I couldn’t help but shed a tear… Him as a designer should know first hand how heart breaking it is for ppl to take something you worked so hard on …..It’s like why? Who does that? I mean we ALL get inspired from some where but it is completely unfair to take someone’s EXACT design and EXACT dress at that and claim it as your own…. @michaelcostello You are already a well known designer you design dresses for TOP celebrities… Why would you do something so low? I put so much into my brand … I eat sleep breath it… I paid for so many mistakes while making this design I went through so much to make it perfect …for it to fit perfectly… patterns..grading …cut… Production …photo shoots ALL OF THAT and you literally take my EXACT DRESS and claim it as your own … I tried to reach out to you and you block me ? Like seriously … It’s extremely disheartening I TRUELY did look up to you as a designer…you were one of my favorites….I hope this lasts you for a life time … because God will never continue to bless someone who does evil malicious things like this…. Period
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Phaedra Parks And Her Revenge Body Nab Modeling Contract
Life is still peachy for Phaedra Parks!
The former The Real Housewives Of Atlanta star has just signed a contract with Wilhelmenia Modeling Agency.
That’s right the 5’1 attorney turned reality star, entrepreneur and mortician has now added model to her long list of job titles.
Stylish caught up with Parks about the new venture and her new revenge body.
“I think I’m the face of “yes you can,” she said when asked why modeling. “I’m a small town girl who has followed her dreams. Yes you can be a mom, yes you can be a lawyer and yes you can be a model. When the opportunity presented itself some people asked me “Why?’ and I said “Why not?”
She added, “I have the opportunity to show people that beauty can come in every size, shade, color and age. It’s exciting and an adventure!”
When asked what her dream campaign would be Parks said something in the beauty space.
“Well I would love be the face of skin care brand. I have great skin, I love makeup, but I love to be able to take off the makeup and have beautiful skin. I also think a lot of girls are looking on Instagram for an idealized standard of beauty that requires a lot of makeup. Those are not the faces of what real women look like.”
Not surprisingly Parks also admitted that she would be ok with going nude for the cameras.
“I don’t mind baring it all, I have been wearing g-strings and baring it all really every season for seven years. I had two children on national T.V. I love nudity! I’ve brought a lot of exotic entertainers on the show, so I love my body and I’ve got curves. I’m a mother of two children, so I’m not perfect, but I have no problem getting naked.”
And we can see why. The mother of two is looking better than ever these days. So was it the divorce from husband Apollo Nida that led to her new body?
“Well, a lot of things happened in my personal life,” she explained. “Going through everything was so much stress, but then when it finished it was just effortless. I feel like I turned into Benjamin Button and started aging backwards, I started being happy.”
Photos by: Rob Ector
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