Morehouse’s history is so impressive, so tangible, that you can’t help but be filled with a keen sense of awe and respect for the men who have come to this place and gone on to make outstanding contributions to society. You know their names: Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., filmmaker Shelton “Spike” Lee, Olympic Gold Medalist Edwin Moses, and countless other Morehouse Men among your family members, friends and mentors who are leaders in their communities and professions. The Homecoming football game and preceding tailgate are the most widely recognized and heavily attended events of the week.
Alumni and students gathered from all around the world to return to their Alma Mater and reconnect with one another and take part in the festivities. Looking more like a phoenix bird than a student during the tailgate events, I had the chance to reconnect with my brothers and Spelman sisters! I am enjoying my last and Senior year guys! No one does it like Spelhouse. And if they tell you otherwise they a lie! In the midst of an early 21st-century Great Recession, we are the vicarious experience of opulence!
Lucky me; I wear luxury, and a sociopolitical frame: I love things rich in details. Wait for it—-the good fellas at Pryourity are dropping their caps (A/W Collection), and they have paid close attention to the leather on each construction (full grain, vegetable tanned leather). I received my Pryourity cap gifted in a branded box and bag. I can’t wait to pair it with a fur and a slipper!
The Pryourity brand is driven by the same passions and energy of the many youth sub-cultures it represents, Pryourity desires to create a lifestyle brand that speaks to the discerning individual not just in its flagship location of Atlanta, GA but globally. Pryourity is the embodiment of the individual spirit mixed with quality constructed garments. Pryourity is inspired by the world we live in as well as a reaction to it. View the creative process | View official site.
Marquis Phifer Presents “Girls $ Goons” from our “Leadership & Heroic Flutes” series; Maniacally inspired music, coasting on heroic levels of dementia, pimping on top of various hip-hop beats. But simply put, it’s the Hip-Hop epics that I listen to, infused with a few electronics and rock samples; just music for your electro spine & grind. Girls $ Goons goes for the grandeur of staccato verse dropping–in order to get what you want you must be aggressively soft and beast like; compiled beats and verses that are expensive flavored with a feminine confidence and rich way of thinking. This,–this mixtape right here is a vicarious experience of opulence–it’s ambitious, and sonically bold. Don’t believe the hype? Well my friend, take a listen; this is Watch The Crown music.
Album Details: This mix is for the nouveau riche upstarts; bold monarchs–boasting and gloating. The punch lines come fast and furious. This is a musical anthology of what I’ve learned by hanging with girls, getting money, and doing business with goons. As I like to say, every man has a bad girl inside. DOWNLOAD Girls $ Goons.
May your finances become empowered.
Details: Just in time for the holidays, finally! It’s been years (I’m being dramatic) for this video to be released, and it’s here. Now as “Party” seems to be a fan favorite, I’m sure you all can relate to the videos treatment; house party. Oh stop being bougee, I think trailer parks are the new gated homes. Everyone at the LateBoots office scrambled in front of their desk to enjoy it. And we did. I love the homemaker Houston, Texas baby Bey. The video features J.Cole, Solange, Kelly Rowland, Shaun Ross, Coco & Breezy and alot of the NYC party culture–most of them I know, (you’ve seen them on here). Have fun with it!
Oh, a Kanye West cameo would have been like Thanksgiving in October.
Watching us do our thing may be harmful to your eyes. We will turn Mississippi into Paris, transform Houston into London Town. We are The Young & the Restless who have grand thoughts and wealthy educations. SpelHouse has arrived at last, and it gives off a gilded glare. Morehouse and Spelman College‘s Homecoming Week ’11 #style, #decadence. Homecoming is always an exciting time for any college, university and its surrounding community. The annual alumni party Black Love was attended by all things embossed last Friday–at the Grand Atrium at 200 Peachtree; Atlanta’s most elegant and historic venue featuring soaring 30’ ceilings, 14’ chandeliers, and Corinthian columns–I may be obsessed with king-size lives. –>Inside Story
Olivia Palermo, she’s something like a fly girl — a socialite from the cast of reality television show The City. Palermo worked at the PR department for Diane von Furstenberg and later the accessories department at Elle. Earlier this month she also launched a fashion blog (www.oliviapalermo.com) with a full-time staff and contributors; “Providing a forum to express my fashion inspirations from across the globe, it is my goal to show that style is international.” Front row regularly, her Cruella De Vil demeanor on The City build a shortcut to an overnight style icon reputation. “My personal style is classic electric in a way, “ she tells FabSugar. “I love accessories and playing with color … and menswear. I love, love menswear. I have a little bit of tomboy in me.” An impeccable mix of history worn lightly with classic menswear inspired looks placed Olivia Palmero at #5 on our Top 10 Femme Series.
10 Best Dressed Femme Series | #5 Olivia Palermo
While in Paris, Taz Arnold sits down with CANAL STREET for an exclusive interview about music, fashion, and art at Hotel Meurice.
“Taz Arnold is an artist apart. Rapper-producer, he released two albums with his group Sa-Ra: The Hollywood Recordings in 2007, Nuclear Evolution: The Age Of Love in 2009. In parallel, he has collaborated musically with the best: Dr. Dre to Iggy Pop, Herbie Hancock to Erykah Badu and Jay-Z, Bilal, Jay Dee. Sa-Ra is a group like this rap is to music Funkadelic funk. Just! He also leads an exemplary career as a designer brand with TI $ A, and also as a collaborator and friend of Kanye West, with whom he worked on his Pastelle brand and also the first collection of the latter, presented at Fashion Week Parisian. Great opportunity to meet this artist exceptional, among the most creative hip-hop but unknown to the general public.”
Hey wonderful, LateBoots presents a downloadable experience. You’re headphones won’t lie if you’re in love. Sing along to every word, dream of “Castles In The Snow” if need be. It lures you in with a mix of pre-loved tunes and Billboard hits. For all the seasonal lovers and sentimental people looking for a flesh cover come November, say you’ll remember to add Love. Hate. Action! to your iTunes DJ. Can’t come up with a reason why? To anchor yourself to something special. He/She will come around by track 6. Love. Hate. Action! — a mood driven mix of new wave and sophisticated melodies from Twin Shadow, Prince, Radiohead, and more. I’m just trying to give you what you’re missing. There’s no key to my game.
Available for DOWNLOAD HERE.
NEW YORK, NY –Iconographer Aarron Ginsberg of Ducksworth a masterpiece of comfort and design tradition has collaborated with American fashion designer Brian Wood for a capsule collaboration “Avalanche Peak”. The collaborative effort pulls inspiration from vintage 1950’s Americana artwork and outdoor sport, the outcome a fictitious ski lodge “Avalanche Peak” in Woodlock, PA established in 3045. The resulting capsule, “Avalanche Peak” features a t-shirt, crew-neck sweatshirt, thermal and long sleeve t-shirt. The shirts have a cut and sew element with the t-shirts and crewnecks being printed, than cut in half and sewn back together with a cream/heather contrasting top and bottom. The pieces are hand tea stained and feature a back appliqué canvas patch that is hand stamped with the collaborative logo0.
The B Wood x Ducksworth “Avalanche Peak” capsule collection is available in 4 bodies, in heather and cream color-ways with a black soft-hand print. Each shirt is sold with a limited edition button featuring the collaborative logo.
Kisses in the dark; what goes on in the shallow mind of Phifer. Waking up to me is like a dream–I’m only 5’7 but I’m tall like Air Jordan. All I know is you can’t tell this face no–long as I come home. Yes that’s me talking to your girlfriend–as per usual, Friday nights down in the A-shawty should always be #COOL with my mans Wil May; which is a weekly series every Friday at the W Hotel –the crowd is a diverse group of cool kids, banker-lawyer types, artsy smartsies, and ATL movers & shakers–who are digitally savvy, visually conscious, and hungry for progressive, high energy music.
Pay-per-view my nights?–I spent it with singer Graham Knox (R side), click to follow her on Twitter | Official Site. You should think twice about spending your nights with me–catch a cab, or take a bus to Whiskey Park when you get that text message from me–how you hard to be reached.
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Shala Monroque, Editor-at-Large for Pop Magazine, brand ambassador for Prada, and a blogger. “I’d describe my style as very experimental. I like to playing around with fashion. I like looking for new things. But I also feel that I’m a little bit safe,” says Monroque when describing her style. Monroque grew up on the beaches of St. Lucia and came to New York in her early 20s with dreams of being an important writer. First staying with relatives in Queens, Shala later then made her way to downtown Manhattan playing hostess at restaurants and modeling. Today she is nymag.com‘s Ms. Muse of Fall Fashion 2011 and #6 on our 10 Best Dressed Femme Series.
10 Best Dressed Femme Series | #6 Shala Monroque
Smile for the camera–I’m talking to the Homecoming kids in the classroom right now; make no mistake I blog for the educated college public–this is the best of School Daze. We are bringing gentrification back–image with feathery hair, skin like–clothes like–and a degree like oh he’s educated too? Me and you–your momma and your cousin too was at Clark Atlanta University Tailgate during the schools Homecoming Week. Shoutout to Briana Marie (graduate of Clark Atlanta University) and Ray Cunningham.