Fashion Lifestyle May 3, 2017

VILLA Takes the C.A.K.E.

Last Saturday, the ladies of VILLA went on a sweet adventure to NYC. Donning only comfortable footwear as we stepped into true sneaker-chic fashion, it became clear what our mission was set out for.  A day that started with pizza and soda, ended with a delicious slice of cake– metaphorically speaking. Not to mention, an action-packed cardio workout to burn off the calories. What is C.A.K.E.? C.A.K.E., which is stretched out to mean Chicks Art Kicks Exhibition, showcases sneaker themed art…

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Events Fashion Music May 1, 2017

Dave East Pop-Up Shop and Meet & Greet

To celebrate the launch of his new merchandise, rapper phenomenon Dave East, stopped by our South Street location in Philly to promote the line and to meet & greet with fans. The event was set to the tunes of DJ Greg Nitty and energetically commentated by DJ Cosmic Kev. The afternoon was filled with alluring Dave East fans, merch to shop, camera phones waving around the air and even deliciously personalized Dave East cupcakes. For those of you who were…

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Fashion Lifestyle Music April 24, 2017

DJ Megan Ryte Talks Style and Equality

Why wait until Wednesday to praise our goddesses when we’re crushing pretty hard today. Usually Mondays are devoted to men only, but today, we’re celebrating a different #MCM: Music Crush Mondays. We got our eyes set on a special woman that is dominating in a male-populated industry, DJ Megan Ryte. She represents a culture where women in the music industry are confidently owning their skills and values against the arbitrary stereotypes that are stacked against them. So, don’t call Meg…

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Fashion Music April 20, 2017

Nova & VILLA Talk Fashion and Music

  The Rap Game Has Just Begun ICYMI: Lifetime’s series The Rap Game season 3 crowned 16-year-old rapper phenomenon, Nova, as So So Def’s newest artist. The show centered around 5 talented young rappers with dreams of becoming the next rap God. These young talents are also being mentored by Executive Producer and musical legend, Jermaine Dupri. While battling it out against each other on a weekly basis, their minds were always on that golden ticket—that So So Def gold…

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Community Events April 18, 2017

EITC Event | Meet & Greet

THE EITC DEADLINE IS TODAY. Do you love free money? If you were at our EITC event this past Saturday, you would probably check ‘yes.’ This event centered around informing working individuals and families about the EITC refund and how important it is to file by April 18. Followed by fun, prizes and a special meet and greet with Eagles NFL player, Rodney McLeod. In case you missed it, here are some photos: The amazing DJ Hvnlee on the ones and…

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Community Events April 17, 2017

A’s For J’s Takes NYC | Student Profiles

Excitement filled the bus as VILLA and the A’s For J’s students embarked on a Jordan Brand themed day of fun activities. We arrived at Terminal 23, Jordan Brand’s top notch Basketball facility for youth and high school players, and the adventures began. We partnered up with Triple Threat Mentoring for some entertaining team-building exercises. Some of the activities included a Jeopardy-inspired trivia game, a cool “Rock, Paper, Scissors” competition and a block-building avatar show-off. All of these exercises operated…

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Community Events April 10, 2017

Event Announcement | Earned Income Tax Credit

VILLA is proud to host this year’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) event with special hosts, TV personality, Quincy Harris and Councilman Allan Domb. The purpose of this event is to bring awareness to those who may be eligible for the earned income tax credit. This is a family-friendly event that will be filled with music, prizes and special guests. Special appearance from Philadelphia Eagles football players Marcus Smith & McLeod.  What is EITC? EITC is a federal tax refund…

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Fashion Lifestyle April 5, 2017

PUMA x Fenty by Rihanna SS17 Paris Collection

When it comes to fashion, there’s not much Rihanna can’t do. She definitely set the bar high when she made streetwear, sporty apparel and 18th century French culture come to life. The collection debuted in a fashion show at an intimate salon setting in Paris, France and was filled with antique decor and Parisian aesthetics. If you weren’t already putting two and two together when the terms Paris and fashion come together, let’s just say it: Marie Antoinette. Similar to Rih…

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Fashion April 5, 2017

VILLA Welcomes Vans!

Your wish has been granted! The VILLA fam couldn’t be more excited to welcome one of the most timeless kicks in skate and hip hop culture. Vans, the California brand, has made it’s way from being a sneaker just for skateboarders to a classic fashion statement for the whole world. Vans founded it’s first sneaker in 1966 by Paul Van Doren and his brothers in Anaheim, California. Why did the sneaker have such a skater vibe? Well, by the early…

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Fashion Lifestyle April 3, 2017

Eddie Win Kicks Reviews the Air Jordan 1 “Royal”

YouTube personality and sneaker fanatic, Eddie Win Kicks, gained a strong following on his page from his sneaker collection and personal style. In this video, he reviews the Air Jordan 1 “Royal” exclusively from VILLA. We were very honored to grant famed sneaker blogger, Eddie Win Kicks, with a pair of the coveted Air Jordan 1 “Royal.”  Eddie Win describes the pair of kicks as an “absolute must.” The way he describes these bad boys in his video is spoken proof…

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