Sep 30, 2011

Yohji Yamamoto “THIS IS MY DREAM” DVD Box Set


















Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto is a fashion icon. His clothes are past cutting edge, they are in a league of their own. In addition to his own monstrously successful lines, he has had storied collaborations with Hermes and Y-3, just to name a few. But for all of his accomplishments, not much is known about Yamamoto’s personal life. “This is My Dream” explores his motivations, goals, creative process and personality. It was screened earlier this year in Berlin, New York, Paris London and Tokyo. The special edition box set DVD release is limited globally to 3,000 copies, and comes with specially made candles produced in France. Look for it on October 15.

Tunes for The Weekend !



Sep 28, 2011

The details.


Take away the tie and add the cool factor.




It’s always the little things that stand out!

Sick Shoe Game!

Trend: Big Hats, Bigger Ego’s




Sep 27, 2011

The Jaguar C-X75 by dunhill



The Jaguar C-X75 concept car was produced to celebrate 75 years of automobile excellence by the British luxury car manufacturer. Unveiled at last year’s Paris Auto Show to great excitement from auto-fans, the C-X75 will enter production sometime between 2013 and 2015. While the futuristic vehicle will be fueled by an all-star combination of four electric generators, two jet turbines and a diesel engine, its inspiration is firmly drawn from Jaguar’s XJ13, a one-of-kind racing prototype that was built in the mid ’60s for LeMans. dunhill of London pays tribute to both the past, and the promise the future holds with this four-minute automotive chronicle.

MCM


















Location: London Fashion Week

Photography: oki-ni/Hypebeast

Kid Cudi / 2011 Nike MAG


















Location: Complex Music Special Issue Release Event

Photography: Brandon Shigeta/Hypebeast

Sep 25, 2011

'97 Black on Black


















Back in May, Nike unveiled the re-release of the classic Air Max 97 in a white and black patent leather colorway. Today, Nike revisits the line in a tonal black colorway. The seamless Vac Tech upper is dressed in all-black with a slight break for black anthracite across the midsole. Like the original, the model retains its full length Air Unit and subtle styling. Available now through select Nike Sportswear stockists worldwide. Retail is set at $155 USD.

Sep 23, 2011

How To Make It In America: Duck Sauce – “Luis Guzman” Music Video



Love this show!

Presented above is a witty revision of Duck Sauce’s hit track “Barbra Streisand” in anticipation of How To Make It In America’s second season this October. The music video is reworked and highlights Luis Guzman, the Puerto Rican actor who stars as Rene Calderon. Sharing the limelight with some infamous companions including Terry Richardson, Pharrell, Kid Cudi, Mark Wahlberg, Guzman takes us around the diverse and notorious neighborhood of New York’s Lower East Side.

Sep 22, 2011

Louis Vuitton City Guide 2012 – Paris & Perfumes



The Louis Vuitton City Guide has just introduced its 2012 guide to Paris called “Paris & Perfumes.” The video takes us first through the storied history of couture fashion house perfumes, including some of the most well-known perfumes in the world, like Gabrielle Chanel’s “Chanel No. 5″ and Yves Saint Laurent’s ”Parisienne.” It transitions quickly to the Paris of today, introducing the exclusive perfume boutiques on Avenue Montagne. The video was produced by Mathias Vayer and directed by Romain Chassaing.

2011 NIKE MAG | The Story Behind the McFly Jacket

Sep 21, 2011

Ferrari F430 Wrapped in Black Leather





Cool Mug


Face Mug with Cookie cubbie

Sep 18, 2011

Pharrell Williams in Tokyo Rising

Pharrell premiered his documentary Tokyo Rising, A collaboration with boot manufacturer Palladium. In the five-part web series, the creative genius ventures to his second home of Japan following the devastating earthquake that struck on 3/11. Skateboard P speaks with his friends about the aftermath while exploring the city that had provided him with so much inspiration. "I'm still in awe of the people carrying on here," he said. Follow him on his fascinating journey.









Black Excellence







































STREETSTYLE:

CAROLINE B. JACKET AND BAG FROM BALENCIAGA, ISABEL MARANT BOOTS, JEANS FROM 7, TEE FROM ALEXANDER WANG, VINTAGE VEST AND SCARF FROM LOUIS VUITTON.

Bluelounge's Milo
























BLUELOUNGE’S MILO ($15) is a simple dock accessory with an interesting feature: a micro-suction pad that almost instantly grabs and holds your iphone to give it a convenient home on your desk.

Steven Taylor: A Day with Common & Nas



Los Angeles-based photographer Steven Taylor shares with us some insights backstage during his recent work sessions with Common and Nas.

Couple


ROZZAYY!

Christian Louboutin Men’s Paris Store Opening






















Well-known for his men’s studded loafers, Christian Louboutin has made significant strides in the expansion of his brand to the male footwear market since adopting the menswear line in 2008. The designer is once again in the headlines for the discreet opening of the brand’s first-ever men’s shop in the Galerie Véro-Dodast in Paris, France. Having worked together on past brick & mortar outfits, Louboutin enlisted the help of designer Eric Clough to incorporate the store’s studded leather floors and embroidered leather walls. To give the store a masculine appeal, vintage airplane seats, a tin ceiling, and a Star Trek table and chair were assimilated to give the interior a bold distinction from the nearby women’s boutique. The shop envisions a higher level of customer service by offering a made-to-order service in the abaft area of the store known as the “Tattoo” room. The selection includes shoes with a higher tier price point as well as offering clientele the option to customize their shoes with personalized tattoos for their shoes.

Street Style NY










Sep 16, 2011

Frank Ocean – Swim Good (Directed by Nabil Elderkin)



Famed director Nabil Elderkin created the visual companion to Frank Ocean’s nostalgia,Ultra. standout “Swim Good”. The Odd Future crooner stars as a sneaker-wearing samurai, driving his Lincoln limousine along the Pacific coastline and deep into the forest in order to handle some serious business. Definitely an artful visual piece. Enjoy!

Kanye West introduce a limited edition collection of 5 silk scarves

























Last fall, kanye west asked m/m (paris) to design the album packaging for 'my beautiful dark twisted fantasy'. west had commissioned george condo to create a series of paintings featuring the characters who populate his musical fantasies. during the creative process, m/m (paris) created a series of hand drawn ornamented frames to adorn the powerful and iconic condo paintings.

m/m (paris) and kanye west wanted to find a luxurious expression of their creative efforts —and decided to transform them into voluptuous silk scarves. resulted five full color scarves made of 100% silk twill, each featuring one of the album covers painted by george condo and embedded in an intricate gold frame with hand drawn lettering by m/m (paris). each scarf is produced in a strictly limited edition of 100 units.

the combination of this luxurious visual language over the traditional 'twill de soie' is the ultimate celebration of the magically ornamented sounds of 'my beautiful dark twisted fantasy'.
















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Sep 14, 2011

This is a lost interview of The Late Tupac Shakur in Macon Penitentiary, Speaking about jail and living the "Thug Life" it is a very telling, and good look at Tupac as a person not as a Rapper.

Very interesting documentary

R.I.P Tupac Amary Shakur





Life goes on.. - R.I.P. Tupac Amaru Shakur

Today marks the 15th anniversary of Tupac Amura Shakur‘s death from his fatal injuries he suffered after being shot multiple times on Sept. 7, in Las Vegas. After attending a Mike Tyson-Bruce Seldon boxing match at the MGM Grand, the late rapper was a passenger in a car driven by Death Row Records CEO Marion “Suge” Knight when another car pulled alongside it and a gunman fired 14 bullets into their vehicle. Tupac was hit four times — twice in the chest, once in the arm, and once in the thigh. Knight was grazed by bullets but was otherwise didn’t sustained any life-threatening injuries.

The fallen rapper was only 25 years old when he passed away at UMC’s Trauma Center surrounded by his family, including his mother, Afeni Shakur. In a strange twist, Tupac’s presumed killer, Orlando Anderson, a member of the Los Angeles-based Crips street gang, was murdered in May 1998. Both homicides remain unsolved.

Fifteen years after Tupac’s untimely death, we celebrate the music of hip-hop’s most polarizing figure and the legacy that he left behind that is still immeasurable in popular culture.

In his brief career, 2Pac recorded five solo albums and one group album as a member of Thug Life. His first appearance on the hip-hop scene came when he was a member of the Oakland, Calif.-based rap group Digital Underground. But it was on his 1991 debut album ’2Pacalypse Now’ that his talent as an outspoken MC was evident. One standout track on the LP was the somber ‘Brenda’s Got a Baby,’ which addressed the issue of teen pregnancy and the plight of the black family.

When ‘Pac released ‘Strictly 4 My N—-Z’ in 1993, black communities in Los Angeles were rebuilding in the aftermath of the 1992 L.A. Riots. His lyrics were militant and fiery as he encouraged black empowerment, particularly on ‘Last Wordz’ where he rapped, “United We Stand, divided we fall / They can shoot one n—a, but they can’t shoot us all.” On the flip side, he also had positive songs like ‘Keep Ya Head’ where he celebrated motherhood and black pride. On ‘I Get Around’ he openly admits that he’s a player and doesn’t wife groupies.

Out of all of his albums, ‘Me Against the World’ (1995) and ‘All Eyez on Me (1996) are probably 2Pac’s most noteworthy collections. On ‘Me Against the World,’ the rapper is reflective as he asks for forgiveness for his past sins. The album’s centerpiece, ‘Dear Mama,’ is his apologetic ode to his mother for all of the pain he has caused her through the years. In stark contrast, the ‘All Eyez on Me’ album is defiantly angry and boastful. Of course, much of the anger was directed towards the east coast and the late Notorious B.I.G. who he felt betrayed him. The east coast/west coast rivalry continued after Tupac’s death, which led to Biggie being slain in May 1998 in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. Sadly, his murder remains unsolved, as well.

Then a few months after 2Pac’s untimely death, Death Row Records released ‘The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory.’ Pac adopted the name Makaveli from Niccolò Machiavelli who was a political theorist that advocated faking one’s death to fool his enemies. The album fueled conspiracy theories that the now deceased rapper was alive and hiding somewhere in a foreign country waiting for the perfect time to return. But Tupac’s mentor, Shock G of Digital Underground, insists that the late rapper is neither alive nor Machiavellian.

“I don’t recognize my friend Tupac when I listen to Makaveli,” he told Mlive.com. “I enjoy those records but I don’t really recognize my friend in there; Makaveli was only a character, that’s what Shock G wants the world to remember. I remind them that, that’s not who Tupac was. Just like Bruce Wayne ain’t Batman, Bruce Wayne is Bruce Wayne, Batman is Batman. Tupac Shakur was an angel, Makaveli was a thug.”

In subsequent years, Tupac’s legacy has grown even more stronger. There have been several posthumous albums, DVDs, poetry books and a clothing line released in his name. To date, 2Pac is the best selling hip-hop artist of all time with well over 100 million record sold and still counting. In film, an excellent bio-documentary about his life, ‘Resurrection,’ was nominated for an Oscar. In 2010, the Library of Congress immortalized Shakur’s timeless classic ‘Dear Mama’ into the National Recording Registry.



“Tupac Shakur was an angel, Makaveli was a thug.” — Shock G, 2011

Sep 13, 2011

The Big Picture: Ground Zero: September 11, 2001 – September 11, 2011

September 11, 2011, marked the 10th anniversary to the worst terror attack on United States soil that Americans have ever experienced. People across the nation gathered this past Sunday to remember the anniversary and celebrate resilience and perseverance through the past decade. Boston.com’s The Big Picture, known for their visual depictions of world events, gives us a photographic timeline of various events that occurred between September 11, 2001 and September 11, 2011. Featuring images from several photographers and the Associated Press, the article embodies the progress from destruction to a great memorial arising out of the ashes of Ground Zero.



















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