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Urban 004

Boutique 020

Featured Designer:MUSH 036 Feature The Coutrice Collection 056

High Fashion 050

Spotlight: DJ SDot 040

Feature :

CoCo Kiss 042

Special Thanks To the 728 Team Owner: Quis Guthrie Head Visuals: Rio Stuart Photographers: James Patton, Shad Stewart Stylist: Tori Wells , Darreka Carney Publicist: Lisa Chanel Writer: Nik_gold








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Photographer: Shad Stewart Stylist: Quis Guthrie Model: Dashell Johnson Clothing: Studio 615






Photographer :James Pattom Styling:Quis Guthrie Asst Styling:Darreka Carney Model:Will Ruthledge Apperal:True religion Jean jacket with


Designer Feature

MUSH by:Nik_gold

The epitome of young, fresh and different. 28 year old MUSH who Represents the East Coast has broadened the spectrum for male urban designers. He is more than a designer, stylist, but an all around personality. Not only is his work captivating, but fresh and certainly nothing you've seen before. born on February 4th, he started making clothes when he moved to Pennsylvania from New York and


the stores didn't have a selection he wanted to buy. Instead he Looked within himself and pulled out a creative tool for putting together ensembles and outfits that his peers admired. While staying active throughout his life by running award winning track he kept his hand in fashion by producing fashion shows and while Attending Lincoln University and majoring in mass communications and English he became the president of the fashion club.


What’s your name? MUSH: My name is Donald but I go by MUSH. Nik_gold: What inspires you to do what you do? MUSH: Being different, never like the rest.

“Being different, never like the rest.” Nik_gold: Describe your style. MUSH: Universal, From a Bow Tie to a Fitted. I switch it up Nik_gold: Cool. What is one message you want your buyers/fans to know? MUSH: You don’t have to spend a lot of money to look fly.

Nik_gold: Who are some people or your peers who influence you and why. MUSH: Stevie Boii, I was his assistant, then his friend and watched his company grow and in Philadelphia, Jean Trix Nik_gold: What makes you unique? MUSH: No one knows what is coming next.

Nik_gold: Seeing as you lived and visited all up and down the east coast what is your favorite city? MUSH: Atlanta, I love the vibe. New York it’s you’re only in if your’e in already, Atlanta is growing, progressing. You can contact MUSH @flycredentials his clothing line’s twitter or


DJ S. Dot or David Powell is a 22 year old Drum Major at Stillman College and entrepreneur from St.Louis Missouri. He has been Djing for 9 years and in Sep 2010 started Dream management, marketing and promotions a booming agency of talent, ambition and progress. His inspirations are his choreographer friend Triple H who he has known for many years and always pushes him to do more and his niece who he is two years older than and sees so much potential in.

Nik_gold: “Okay, I see you! And where do you see yourself in 5 years while following your goals?” Dj S. Dot: “Traveling, promoting for big companies and launching my ladies lingerie line -Teddy’s...” Nik_gold: “What is a quote or saying you live by?” Dj S. Dot: “ Once you’ve mastered time you’ve mastered everything. And also, Turning dreams into a reality. My business slogan”

David Powell is a man of solid work ethics, a humble business man and an active member An excerpt from the of Kappa Alpha Psi. He interview: is promoting business in Tuscaloosa and The Nik_gold: “ What are Hookah Bar, Friday from some of your hob5-9. Also dropping a Hip bies?” Hop Times Dj Mixtape Dj S. Dot: “My hobto be announced. bies are weight liftYou can contact him at ing, chilling and driving my mustang. I’m or on twitter at @ a real cool laid back person.” Nik_gold: “ What are your goals for your Dreammp * Be on the lookout for great talent and career and company?” Dj S. Dot: “ I want to be a future Diddy more coming your way by Dj S. Dot!!! but even better, they had a Diddy for the Photography By :Steven T. lockehart past generation but they need someone Interview by: Nik_gold new for the new generation.”


Making CoCo


Photography :Jakim Smith Stylist:Tori Wells & Quis Guthrie Creative Director : Nik_gold Hair Courtney Bailey M.U.A Mercedes Raines

Fashion Loco

Dress by Dress Runway Pumps by Ashley Hart Shoes Earrings by Nicole Akiola Faux Fur Ring by Nicole Akiola Bangles stylist's own

Interview conducted by Nik_gold

CoCo Kiss

CoCo Kiss or Erica Green is a 22 year old native of the west Chicago Suburbs. Originally entering the rap industry as a way to progress in animation recording. This 5’5 diva is more like a triple threat. Beautiful, intelligent and talented CoCo is just starting out on her journey of success and hopes all of her fans know how much she appreciates them and their constant love for the individual she is.


“Yo Dutty”

Bubble Gum Ring by Fly Candy Jewelz Teal earrings Stylist’s own Blue Promise Pumps Cherry Bomb Boutique


Dress by Dress Runway Multi Color Pump by Ashley Hart Shoes Accessories by Fly Candy Jewelz

“5 ft brown skin”

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I see myself doing voice- overs for major cartoons, that’s what I set out to do.

What do you like to do in your spare time? I love to swim!

What made you join/embrace Durty Gurls? The idea came from Durty Boys of 105.1, I am the president.

What’s one thing/person that fuels you to do better? My significant other, he is always pushing me to do better and he is great support.

Explain what Durty Gurls is and what What is your favorite type of food? they do I love Salmon. The Durty Gurls are a street sorority and also eye candy, promoters and my friends. What is your contact info? @cocokissAtl22 What inspired you to make a mixtape? My single Onion Booty inspired me, my and my website is being remolded. fans wanted more and my significant other suggested I try out rapping. Now I am more than one style of an entertainer. What is the next step as far as your career goes? I want to produce an album in the near future, year or so. What inspired quote do you live by and why? I don’t have a specific quote by I do pray everyday, I believe in spirituality. What would you describe your style as in rapping and dressing? I would describe them both as a Siren! What celebrities influence you and/or want to work with again? Roscoe Dash and Jim Jones just to name a couple.

High Fashion



enine Cotrice Addison is the mother of the earth child, THE JCOTRICE COLLECTION. Jenine, also known as ‘Cotrice’, was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she grew up watching her grandmother sew. Growing up in Milwaukee definitely put nature as the forefront of inspiration for her work. Cotrice admits to not sleeping much, and believes that her energy and passion for her works of art make it all worth it. Cotrice has done it all, from painting, and sculpture, sewing, crocheting and knitting, she has designed shoes, handbags, men's and womens wear. In 2004, Cotrice was hired to design a line for children made of a paper product pitched to Hewlett Packard. Later, Cotrice linked with photographer Demetrious Noble to create a series of new, modern ad campaigns for the company all donned in paper. THE COTRICE COLLECTION reveals a fresh new take as we dive into this world of fashion. Mixing vintage styles with current interests, she effortlessly makes bold, classic, and whimsical clothing and jewelry. Whether the inspiration is textile prints, wood, metal, paper, or a new plastic, her depth of cultural knowledge is always apparent. "When I'm interested in a new project, I continue to challenge myself in completing it." A constant search for new ideas and challenges keeps her line ahead of the times. She's a true trendsetter whom stylists and editors are looking for. The energy and creativity of her runway presentations and magazine editorials have turned on the likes of record-


In 2009, Cotrice was inducted into the Milwaukee Public Art Museums Hall of Fame. In 2006, Cotrice was featured in the New York Times as the opening designer in Brooklyn Fashion Weekend’s Premier show. In 2004, she received Designer of the Year Award in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 2004, Cotrice’s cornucopia of art, clothing and jewelry has been sold in over 50 stores across the country, featured on VH1 and the MTV Awards in New York, and has adorned numerous celebrities. The press list for Cotrice continues, as her drive and determination won’t stop here.

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Spring Editorial

Photographer : David Farrell Hair: Courtney Bailey Stylist: Quis Guthrie Creative Director: Shad Steweart MUA :Hang Nguyen


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Photgrapher: Mario Stuart Model :Taylor Terry


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