Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
If you're diggin' it, check out their store on Nevins St in Brooklyn. They also have shops in San Fran and Chicago. Don't forget to visit The Brooklyn Circus online!
I found this pic of the now-kaput hip hop royal couple, Nas and Kelis, online, coupled with some disturbing rumors regarding the demise of their marriage. Gossip would indicate that the wedded ones split due to Nas cheating on a 7-month-preggers Kelis. I hope the gossip ain't true, because that would be a sad way for the prominent, tastemaking couple to go out. They truly were hip hop royalty, RIP Nas and Kelis and everything their free-spiritied, hip-hop-hood-love stood for.
Friday, May 22, 2009
We know these have blown up all over the net already...
But get our girl, Princess Rhi Rhi, looking fresh to death in a Keith Haring jacket and some limited edition Purple Suede SB Blazers. The kicks are beautiful-- I want a pair really badly!
Not feeling the hair though, but our girl always comes correct!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Travis is cute. Katy is cute. End of story.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Ahhh. A room only legends have told of! It's been written about, gossiped about, and was even a major part of an episode plot line of Sex and the City. It's the cotton candy that dreams are made of, feast your eyes the Accessories Closet at Vogue!
When I interned at Glamour's Accessories Department for a semester, I thought that was amazing. At least I thought that for the first 1.5 weeks. But the more I wrapped up shoes from the PR Co.s and unpacked handbags coming back from shoots, the luster of designer handbags and jewels wore off...
Despite that, I would love a playdate in this closet! Conde Nast, hook it up yo!
Good news for all the ladies out there that can't get enough of the swoosh, but are craving some sandals for the summertime... Colette is now carrying the super stylish Nike Gladiator sandals, possibly inspired by the Nike Remix project, for spring. Priced at 80.00 Euros (roughly $110), the Womens Gladiator Mid will definitely be a head-turning, practical addition to any fly chick's summer wardrobe. Enjoy ladies!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
While working as a freelance fashion photographer, Simpson began taking design courses at Parsons School of Design, soon releasing a small collection of jewelry and other knicks-knacks which she sold at street fairs across the city. Gaining a small following, her creativity really kicked off when a client brought up Chanel's new line of cameo broaches. Lamenting that the classic Italian broaches never featured black women, Simpson decided to change that. When her line of intricately designed broaches debuted at the Studio Museum of Harlem in the winter of 1990, they sold out almost immediately and became the new trend du jour with fashionable Black women throughout the city.
When asked what the importance of style meant to her, Coreen had a very insightful response that touched on the idea that fashion is more than just frivolous materialism:
Besides being a fashion designer, Simpson is more recognized for her work as a freelance fashion and nightlife photographer. Chronicling Harlem's fierce underground fashion communities and nightclubs in the late 70s and 80s, she was able to capture a plethora of styles and characters--both famous and just plain amazing--which will be released this May in her book The Black Cameo. Check out some of the shots from her book below, and read the rest of the interview on the Fader blog.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I'm not much for her music or her new track "I'll House You" but Kid Sister is just too adorable! Check her out in this press release video, and read more about her collaboration with Reebok for their Classic Remix Campaign over at my other home on the web, M.I.S.S.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
For those of you uneducated minions who are not familiar, rap superstar duo The Clipse (famous for their collaborations with... everyone! These fools guest star on tons of tracks!) recently unleashed a clothing line, entitled PlayCloths. In their third season, the line is a collection of progressive streetwear for the fellas, drawing inspiration from the "childhood notion of having clothing designated for school and play". With the release of their Summer 09 Collection, the designing duo focuses on a solid, whimsical collection of travel inspired menswear. Items such as subtly printed safari shorts, crisp checkered button-downs, and nicely tailored polos give a bit of a boost to the brand's already established collection of whimsical T's.
Taking it to the next level, though, are the accessories. The modern man is indeed fashion forward, but damn! PlayCloths is bringing the heat, with silk scarves, ostrich-inspired wallets, and a duffle bag that'd make any dope boy fresh... I'd rock this dufflebag for traveling, or just for running the streets... Peep some more detailing below, and check out the rest of the Summer collection on the PlayCloths Blog.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Check out a pic of my favorite shoe ornament below, and peep the rest over at NastyGal.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Elizabeth and James, the namesake line of fashionista twins Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, has just released preview images of their upcoming fall collaboration with mid-priced retailer Steve Madden. The line, which will NOT be sold at Steve Madden stores, will feature a talented design and production team assembled by Monsieur Madden, while the Olsens will retain their vision with positions as Creative Director and VPs of Design. In muted tones and featuring simple designs, the collection in a practical, mid-priced range of basics that will last for seasons to come. My favorite by far are the "Edge" cage sandals, which come in both black leather and muted brown suede-- simple and cute! Not so much feeling the moccasins though. Check out the rest of the collection below, and pre-order the rest on Nordstrom.com.
(Thanks to Nitrolicious for pics)