We all want the stuff found in our wildest dreams. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. Catch me on Vine switching channels. It’s all television when you’re lip-syncing to George Michael. #cheers
VINE: Sham Shirley
A$AP Rocky photographed by Ben Watts for GQ Magazine.
Nowness captures Malcolm Venville’s crusade to pose a single Question to the illustrious designer (Karl Lagerfeld) at His Alpine Exhibition.
“There aren’t many people who you’d endure several flights, two long train journeys, exceedingly early wake-up calls and a soggy McDonald’s hamburger dinner to spend one minute with—but that’s how powerful the pull of fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld can be. And that pilgrimage is exactly what director Malcolm Venville undertook for a brief encounter with the Chanel and Fendi designer, artist, photographer and one-man cultural phenomenon in St. Moritz in February, where the polymath was revealing an exhibition at Galerie Gmurzynska.” More via Nowness
These ballrooms I riot until I see stars in my eyes. I bet my silk will shock her. Make ‘em say ughhhh! And I don’t have to speak. No talking. See, I’m dressed appropriate. While you were sleeping, I put on a good show because a girl is a gun. #bang #bang — Instagram | SHAMSHIRLEYONLINE
By reader demand, a collection of your favorite NYC people of the year. You’re welcome. Call this a LateBoots exclusive. Everything I do is exclu! I wanna have a kiki so lock the doors, lower the blinds, and adjust the brightness on your screens! Eating it from the West—> Christmas came early in Harlem as Legendary Damon hosted his annual Holiday Party and the kids RSVP’ed yes. And if you weren’t able to vulgarize the party, Phifer has you covered–and I should have my own reality show (I go for mine). No matter where you live this editor-approved blog will always bring you legendary face—>Ty Hunter, Shaun Ross, Bevy Smith, Claire Sulmers, Briana Marie, LV The Sylist, Sofi Green, and Memsor Kamarake were in the flesh, to name a few. So raise your holiday glass and get in. –>Inside Story
What’s throw away money? Placing bets under the influence? Pick a number and watch your stallion. This past Sunday, you could find me at the races shaded by a classic plaid. This is my idea of fun & more at http://shamshirley.tumblr.com
With the wind in my hair, tell me I’m your national anthem. It’s a good morning with Captain Shirley like Folgers in your cup. Full speed ahead — Paradise bound for some visual medicine. No time for meddling; I’m in the care of excellence. So, pass the refreshments, a cool cool beverage. Off to dinner by boat? A beautiful landscape which leaves nothing to be desired. Check who came with me here.
Posh living goes far,
Photo: Natalie of Grey Ant wearing status black frames — The 1st style introduced, now considered their classic staple. This over sized unisex frame epitomes the 1950′s in an extreme exaggeration. These thick rimmed acetate shades are reminiscent of Elton John x Buddy Holly.
Let’s have a toast with 1/2 of the creative duo behind your favorite independent off the grid design team, Grey Ant. I spy a new collection in the showroom, but sorry no photo leaks until June. As you seen previously with my visit at Brian Wood, I came with a surprise organic spirit. Natalie’s response to the budding mixologist, “Hmm…it’s good!” I win. –>Inside Story
What better way to take off from the city? Cocktails by Kanon Organic Vodka over a new collection hours before departure. A simple DIY project for the real workers of age. 1. Take some Redbull if you need a pick-me-upper. 2. Add a little San Pellegrino Sparkling Beverage — flavored orange is my favorite. And 3. Some Kanon Vodka to the taste over ice. It’s your vice, you choose how far to push it to the limit. But as always, Please enjoy responsibly. Kanon Vodka — “Everything we put in Kanon is local and organic, from our wheat, to the water we source from our own artesian aquifer. We distill with extreme precision and divide each batch into three parts: the head, the heart, and the tail.” For $$ you can bring the lifestyle to your home or party by mail! Big things come in small packages here.
+ As for Brian, I’m the girl he loves to love. “I take horrible photos, but the best ones with you Sham,” he tells me while boxing shipments without interns. I, Sham Shirley, came to save the day. Just chill BWood, I’ve never done this before but I’m a pro by default. My improv mixology skills are golden. Sham Shirley World Peace with one sip. –>Inside Story
AS SEEN ON PHIFER DETAILS: Marquis Phifer spotted wearing his sui generis mix of the Android Homme sneaker curated by #Heineken. The luxury shoe brand partnered with Heineken using the iconic Android Homme 2.5 Propulsion sneaker/boot for a collaboration utilizing a sleek black leather upper with pony hair on the ankle and tongue, a green inner lining, and the Heineken logo stamped on the side of the shoe.
STANKONIA STUDIOS ATLANTA: Politicking over the music board. The prelude to the art of recording over a brut spirit with Go Dreamer and The Love Crusader — former members of the music group Hollyweerd.
You can’t stop a train/ Who want some? Don’t come un-pre-pared/ I’ll be there, but when I leave there/ Better be a household name. Stankonia — A recording, mixing, and production studio owned by André 3000 and Big Boi. The two named the studio “Stankonia” after their fourth studio album – a word created by André 3000. When speaking about the studio he explains, “Stankonia is this place I imagined where you can open yourself up and be free to express anything”. Let it marinate over some iPhone photos inside the story. –>Inside Story
It has the sound to match grand pretensions, but the production is pretty simple. I call this The Devil Wears Prada come up. Or call it the Carrie Bradshaw Theory. Anyway, R.S.V.P. Yes to your own Black Beluga moments! In five steps I will arbitrate How To Throw Your Own Penthouse Party.
Well, Penthouse, Suite, House, Apartment, Dorm, wherever. Hosting intimate dinner parties are becoming a trend for influencers, as this creates a personal atmosphere designed to promote creativity and connectivity. When throwing a dinner party, there isn’t always a cause for celebration. Some of us toast to everyday accomplishments. Think of it as Inside Socializing–what better way to house a network of young-infectious and proactive individuals where we can gather and foster connectivity and collaboration in a merry environment.
Step:1. Create an intimate guest list of friends, ten to twenty people is preferred. Invitations should be sent out a week in advance by email or by phone. No mass text messages. This will create an invite-only buzz.
Step:2. Choose a table setting that creates and sets the tone of your party. Use colorful centerpieces (flowers) for a pop, and candles for chic lighting. Your desired ambience should mimic the dresscode of the party. If it’s formal or informal, that should be included in the invitation. Select music that enhances the tone your dinner party.
Step:3. Serve no more than four courses. Feature only one “grandeur” dish. Also serve one signature liquor beverage that complements the fourth (dessert) course. I serve & suggest Heineken Dark–it goes great with dacquoise, tortes, or any chocolates of choice.
Step: 4. Create and mastermind organic mingling. Start conversations with your guest. Seat and introduce guests with similar interests next and to each other. Remember, an informal dinner party doesn’t have to be surrounded around a table, standing with plate to mouth dishes makes for a more social ‘rotation’ connection. Lastly, never leave a glass or hand empty of liquer. Serve, pour, serve, pour. Your guest are likely to engage with one another when they are r-e-l-a-x-e-d!
Step: 5. Celebrate the sweet success.