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
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
New Meeting Request | Quest The Artist
As the lifestyle forecaster that is integrated into many of your homes, it is my duty to introduce you to all things new. Let’s talk Quest The Artist. Quest delivers a sound to shape your 2013 with the perfect blend of electronic sounds, hip-hop rhythms, bold melodies, and provocative lyrics. He creates songs that speak to the core of the human spirit, while still maintaining a “cool” factor. The diversity of his music is reflected from his multi-cultural background while shaping his own musical taste and perspective. Quest continued his musical journey by becoming fully entrenched in the Bay area hip-hop generation, the neo-soul movement, and underground electronic scene; musical styles that are all evident in his music today.
Video: Real Housewives of Miami Season 1: Elsa
“Mama Elsa” Patton is a superhero (just think of the craziness draped in fur and subtitles). I ONLY watch Real Housewives of Miami for Elsa. And she entertains every time she crosses that screen. Above is one of my favorite clips. And please don’t be afraid of the mug, us fans know that despite some unfortunate plastic surgery, Mama Elsa tells it like it is. Boss.
Pharrell Williams interviews internationally renowned artists David Salle, known best for helping define postmodern sensibility, and street artist-turned-sculptor and limited edition toy & clothing designer, KAWS.
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.
Don’t be scared to run this–run this–run this back. Hello World! I trust that all is well. Yes, I am doing well–I’ve been plotting and planning new summer business, alot of meetings no offers yet (a Jay-Z verse, it just sounded good to use). Please take a gander back to your calender of March; I made a Reprise to New York during my Spring Break. After seven days of working (oppose to laying by the sunset) I had massive amounts of photos that I wanted to post, but they didn’t make the cut. Unleash the unreleased–I heard from a bird that you sleep when you die, so I turned into a Dove–watch me Fly. My whole mental; ain’t shit to lose. LateBoots Nation; lite like some roman candles. Boy this blog is crazy! Coltrane Curtis on my right, Team Epiphany on my left; I’m safe. Now let’s get back to bizness.
New York Reprise Series | Unleashed & Unreleased
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.
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
So, you remember my trip to Philly last week yes? Good, because I was snatched. For the final stop on the 2012 Heineken Red Star Access (6-city) tour, Wale, Nas and Q-Tip joined forces in Philadelphia. Concertgoers lined up outside of the famed Electric Factory, hours in advance to catch the concert. Q-Tip entertained the crowd with a DJ set alongside comedian Affion Crockett. Fans were surprised when the rapper Wale invited Philly hip-hop artist Freeway on stage for a performance of his 2002 hit, “What We Do.” And because you and I are friends, here is the video of all the fun.
I was out having cocktails with @IdrisElba, @BevySmith, @TherealTaraji & Claire from @thefashionbomb! And this was on a Monday night. Idris is a great dj low key. He knows his beats. We had cocktails at the James Hotel. And then work was in the morning. And I was on time! He is very busy! Boop.
On her decision to start OWN:
“This is the deal, when you have reached the peak of the mountaintop, which is where I was with the Oprah show, you have absolutely no worries. I’d been in the right space at the right time, and I’d done that the best way possible for 25 years. But you have two choices: you can come down from the mountain and spend the rest of your days thinking it was so beautiful there or you can create a vision, look upward, see the next mountain, and start the climb all over” via HB
The Phifer landed in Brooklyn. It’s true! Last week I attended the Heineken x James Bond event donning my usual uniform: all black. The event celebrated Heineken’s 15-year partnership with James Bond at the MTA Museum where they transformed the venue into a James Bond film. Flawless. I’m sending you over to my boy Marcus Troy’s spot for the pictorials in detail! I ran into him and William Yan. Perfect times. To join the conversation and view the Facebook digital campaign Crack the Case click click click.