ASAP-Rocky-Vogue

Okay fashion bloggers, trendsetters, and style enthusiasts. Let’s all take a collective deep breath of anticipation…New York Fashion Week has begun. And we’ll be watching the live stream all day.

While browsing the September fashion issues, we were stunned to see A$AP Rocky—looking dapper alongside model girlfriend, Chanel Iman—right there in the pages of Vogue. As it turns out, the Harlem-born rapper is full of surprises:

1. His given name is Rakim Mayers.

2. Rumor has it he and Chanel (a former Victoria’s Secret Angel) are secretly engaged, but no bling has been spotted just yet. If their on-camera chemistry is any signal, this couple was meant to last.

Chanel Iman and ASAP Rocky

3. Even growing up in Harlem, A$AP Rocky has always had an interest in fashion. In fact, he’s not new to the world of modeling. He’s appeared in campaigns for L’Uomo, Mr. Porter, L’Express Styles, and more.

A$AP-Rocky-modeling
Images from The Fashionisto, MTV Styles, and Models.com

4. He’s vegetarian, and he influenced his whole crew (the A$AP Mob) to go veggie too. Quote from a recent interview with Vibe Magazine: “You gotta do research on the way they treat f*cking chickens, man.”

Enjoy the dance-themed A$AP Rocky / Chanel Iman spread (and the playlist that inspired their seductive moves) in the September issue of Vogue. And don’t forget to vote in our New York Fashion Week contest on Facebook; winners to be announced this week!