Action is character. No fiction about it. Love this guy @Joetermini. Know him. He is a friend. And he is passionate about giving. A walking campaign for change even. He’s in this “What Moves You?” Levi’s commercial. I’ll prove it (this video might not be safe for work). One last announcement: Rule number 1 of life, do what makes YOU happy. #MakeOurMark #Moves
New York City’s musical enigma, Leikeli47, debuted her newest EP, The Flower Shop as told by Bret Elway. With her culturally diverse music and avant-garde fashion sense capturing the attention of streetwear and music aficionados, Leikeli is quickly solidifying herself as the entertainment and fashion industry’s next trailblazer. In tandem to the release of her 11-track EP, Leikeli47 revealed the first music video for the album’s first single, “$$$ INA-BIND.” –>Inside Story
After many releases and dedicated visuals, A. CHAL introduces his first EP “Ballroom Riots,” a full project complete with no samples contained in his music. Dazed & Confused magazine placed his EP #1 over A$AP Rocky’s Long.Live.A$AP, Dawn Richard’s GoldenHeart, and Elliphant’s EP. Download and listen to A. CHAL’s original tunes at Ballroomriots.com
Joyrich x Dee & Ricky Collaboration – Behind the scenes
Twin brothers from Staten Island Dee and Ricky Jackson first made there way into the the fashion world by making creative Lego brooches. These brooches soon made fans from people like Marc Jacobs, Barney’s New York, Nike, Rihanna, Kanye West and many more.Dee and Ricky have recently collaborated with brand such as CASIO and Pony Footwear and now they make there mark in the fashion industry with their Fw12 capsule collection with Joyrich.
Film star Floyd Johnson swims good with his newest venture, OATW, (Ohio Against The World) a collection of hometown-inspired apparel and accessories. In an article with Interview magazine he shares how it all started: “I wanted to make and wear my own T-shirts…Having the utility at home to screen-print was pretty much the platform that started it all.”
The cap and lighter will be sold on October 11, 2012 via www.oatw-usa.com
It could’ve been a bistro in Paris. Bonjour new neighbor! I welcome you to the first French bistro that sits on the busiest shopping street in Harlem. At Chez Lucienne you will find signature French Classics with a touch of Provence. The front bar is perfect for cocktails before dinner where patrons can mingle like good friends in an upbeat ambiance. Let’s talk about the vibe–the décor is warm with brick and mirrored walls, ceiling fans and dimmed romantic lighting, reminiscing of the Colonial era. The bistro is in the heart of Harlem with its vibrant energy and history. Tip in for live music every Saturday night (no cover) and find yourself getting life in your seat. I ordered some type of salmon dish (you see those cocktails) no judgement zone remember!
308 Lenox Avenue at 125 street
New York, NY 10027
I broke the silent with LA-based designer Mark Villasenor of RHUDE. “I want the world to throw the west,” when speaking on his new collection. Following the pre-collection 12/13 short film, take a closer look of what’s to come in the 2012 lookbook. Yes, I will be throwing up west side on the east coast for the break through designer. Babes wear RHUDE, duh. You heard it hear first. Limited quantities available in their online shop now. Full lookbook inside. –>Inside Story
Underground DJ/ Producer A. CHAL has kept an image of mystique, so I went strait to the source on his plans for the first official music video. “I’m working on making that s**t ground breaking on some style s**t too,” says CHAL. With his debut EP Ballroom Riots in coming soon mode after a year on the project, you should drop the top for his new mix “Paid in Full”. Download here.
RHUDE [rood] adj, rhud-er, rhud-est 1. discourteous or impolite against the norm and idiots, especially in a deliberate way to fools: a rhude reply. 2. Refined, Incomparable 3. rough, harsh, or ungentle with style
Mark Villasenor; also know as @Rhuigi (ROO-WEE-GEE), one half of the brother and sister duo “Rhu & Rho.” You’ve also seen him in Taz Arnold’s TI$A x ‘the $tyle Syndrome. Mark recently announced his RHUDE pre-collection 12/13 short film previewing his collection. RHUTHLESS, BANDANA TEE, and W as since in the short film are now available in his online shop. For inquires email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://rh-ude.com/ for news and release dates.
New York Photographer Sarah McColgan and Makeup Artist Victor Henao pair up for a vibrant stop motion film that examines the limits of traditional beauty photography. This piece comes as part of an on going personal project in which the duo continually explore the idea of using human faces in place of the traditional artist canvas. For this project, McColgan captured approximately 1400 still photos over the course of an 8 hour period, while Henao assembled a meticulous visual narrative, layer by layer, using only makeup as his medium. –>Inside Story
D-WHY on the making the video for “Macchiato Music”…”Shortly after recording this song, we came up with the idea to travel to Europe to shoot videos for it and three other unreleased songs off of my upcoming mixtape, Don’t Flatter Yourself. Savings accounts were emptied, frequent flier miles were used up and nine days were spent adventuring throughout four countries. We slept on floors, got cursed at in foreign languages by hotel maids, spent the night in airports, dealt with border security, and of course, got crazy looks while shooting all of the videos completely guerilla-style with no permits or licenses.” Well, there you have it. What more can I say?