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
New Music: A.CHAL – “Dirty Mouth”
Underground DJ/producer A.Chal has been of mystique throughout his music career. An obscure figure far from hubris, he plays the background while letting the music speak volumes. That said, his role as a music producer has garnered high praise amongst his peers, more recently with fashion house Ralph Lauren where he’s been active as music director in past campaigns. Today, he shares with us an embodiment of all things experienced formed into one “video single” to give viewers an added effect. via source
The fashion photographer for The New York Times, Bill Cunningham, on how the male fashion peacock is out of the cage. Check in daily to watch new videos from the acclaimed producers and editors of The New York Times. http://nytimes.com/video
Now who the hell is this–texting me at 12:26 in the morning (let that champagne splash). Shake the dice & steal the rice (still got my money)–6,000 brothas. To whom much is given, much is tested. So I bought more jewelry. The children at the club kept calling me Miguel too, but I prefer Young Michael. And Miguel was there actually too. So was Tika Sumpter, Bevy Smith, Jennifer Williams, Al Reynolds, Claire Sulmers, Lamar James, Chef Roble, Luke James and Tyson Beckford too. It’s a true story. But anyway though, the long-awaited, wildly hyped joint effort by Legendary Damon & Phifer has arrived at last. Baby I’ma Star, The Holiday Party with a few pictures included. Just a few, but they don’t tell the full the story of the night. Just a few minutes though. –>Inside Story
LB Watch: Kanye West Surprise Pharrell During Q&A at Design Miami
The man, the legend, the arbitrator of style, Kanye West made an unexpected appearance during Pharrell Williams‘ Q&A at Design Miami while discussing his book Places and Spaces I’ve Been. Somebody put this down as black history!
I was always taking pictures because memories fade. This is our history, high style in hard times. So, I choose to not give volume to things that are negative. It wears me out. And I don’t take shots with my eyes closed, just tinted. That cowabunga lifestyle, plus I can’t control the feeling. The quiet rebel has #been #trill. She’s on her own tour.
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. Now we have a Q & A with Dee & Ricky about their collaboration with PONY Spring/Summer 2013 collection.
Office Fab Chic: Perfectly extravagant. @SammyJoFRUITION rocking the Alexander Wang Wallie Croc Backpack.
I ran into a problem yesterday featuring a 60′s gold clasp with purple tinted glasses. Luckily, I solve problems — Sunday service strait off my iPhone and it feels stupendous! Instagram: SHAMSHIRLEYONLINE
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.
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.
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