Let this photo minister to your inspiration board. The Sammy Jo Alonso x Marquis Phifer at the Team Epiphany office (get out your smartphones and experience that flash). This is like a fashion shower! Sammy Jo co-owns Las Vegas’ streetwear and vintage haven Fruition. And when she’s not in the office you can catch her running with Nike Bridge Runners and Nike Portland to motivate others and help charities such as the Kanye West Foundation. (Hey Kanye). Catch her on Complex’s The 10 Hottest Girls in Streetwear.
Michael Bastian | Spring Summer 2013 by Michael Bastian
It’s boogie nights this season at Michael Bastian, as the designer’s American alpha males are walking with some extra swagger in their step. It’s all thanks to a louche collection of menswear that’s equal parts sporty and relaxed, but always effortlessly cool. Bastian’s signature, classic menswear pieces made fresh, still anchors the lineup, seen in versatile sport coats and clever cut-off shorts, but the designer experiments even more in this outing, like crafting a deep V-neck sweater front in the style of a kimono robe. Never one to shy away from color, this season Bastian softened his hues, opting for a dusty palette that sees neutral grays and tans paired with pistachio and lilac. It’s a collection made for the type guy who owns any room he walks into—and, more importantly knows it. Via GQ
I keep champagne in my cup. And an influential friends list (no request). You keep forgetting I’m from Houston? Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. And yes, my friends have their own resturant. Properly named at that too. I had dinner with the effervescent Dee & Ricky re: talking business (let that man get cash). Go with the flow.
Dee & Ricky’s Home Cooking
503 Myrtle Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11205
The Re-Up QUEEN Album: The grandeur euro-rap bravdo (having transitioned into a more self-mythologizing sound, Marquis Phifér has gotten conceptual on you all). Presenting you with a musical storybook series of the most extravagant embossed and electrifying beats. The QUEEN Album is the prima donna, the diva of divas: an album with a 55 song setlist of the funkiest songs, the flashiest Bob Fosse-meets-hip-hop dance moves and, the Longest Album of All Time. Download The QUEEN Album.
A re-up download for those who never heard the QUEEN; 55 songs that will change your life! Phifér is such a force of nature that it’s easy to overlook his musical trump card: He’s a bit of a weirdo. His weirdness is musical – it’s in the idiosyncratic way he syncopates beats, the odd melodies that floats over rugged beats, his sui generis mix of rap bravado, sanctimony and old-fashioned showbiz razzle-dazzle–the vicarious experience of opulence. Ambitious, and sonically bold.
QUEEN might be his strangest album. It’s a big-budget megapop album with over three and a half hours of music, and an A list of guest stars (Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Beyonce). Download The QUEEN Album.
Above features jewelry designer and actor, Waris Ahluwalia, for the first in the second series of films commissioned for Mr Porter. Shot in The Mercer Hotel in New York City, February 2012 | The Way I Dress: Mr Waris Ahluwalia
I wanna see your pom poms from the stands. In celebration of Model Friday, clap-clap for the newly signed New York Model Management face, Tyler White. Photography by Sarah Kjelleren www.sarahkjelleren.com
Phifer just got your text message. Hair feathery. Skin So Soft. Fendi on smash. No jewels, and no show–I just tipped into town after 48 hours trapped in my penthouse from Sandy’s wind. I was in search for…champagne in Harlem. Oh, I was wearing Timberland boots too. #Sandy
Directed by A.CHAL & Tyler Diamond | http://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.
Pharrell Williams Interviews Ben Mezrich & Andy Greenberg | ARTST TLK Ep. 1 Full | Reserve Channel
Investigative writers Ben Mezrich ( The Accidental Billionaires & Bringing Down The House) and Andy Greenberg (This Machine Kills) sit down with Pharrell Williams to discuss their craft. The trio covers a wide range of interesting topics including MIT gambling rings, Mark Zuckerberg, Julian Assange, and Anonymous.
ARTST TLK w/ Pharrell Williams
A new take on the talk show format hosted by award winning producer, artist, designer, and businessman Pharrell Williams. Each episode will feature two special guests at different career stages to discuss their work, motivations, inspirations, and philosophies. source via link
Maison Martin Margiela for H&M 2012 Fall/Winter NYC Launch Video Recap
The celebratory unveil featured an array of celebrities – including Mena Suvari, Alan Cumming, Helena Christensen, Margareta van den Bosch, Julianne Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Selma Blair and Doutzen Kroes – with a small appearance from Kanye West during the red carpet portion who created a bit of hysteria last year with his H&M x Versace Bomber Jacket.