Monthly Archives: November 2010

track anatomy: kanye.twisted

Debate: Can one sample all these tracks and still be considered creative?



photo courtesy of ellen von unwerth


A very Smoke & Mirrors Thanksgiving
-enjoy DRAKE LIVE @ Radio City Music Hall below as a Turkey Day treat-

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Click the coupon above to
gitchur JACKSON bags before dey gone kids!
Our boy T @conventnyc is having one helluva sale.


photo courtesy of tangent mag


Vintage YSL Fur Chubby

Paco Rabbane Hammered Gilt Brooch

Vintage Hysteric Glamour Tee

Hermes Silk Autumn Leaf Buttondown

Nooka ‘Shade’ Sunglasses

Givenchy Resort ’11 Cheetah Duffel

Shaun Leane ‘Spinal’ Bangles

Y-3 F/W ’10 Sneaker Wedges


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Featured both of these incredible, still semi-underground hip-hop acts last year. See what they’re up to nowadays. Spreading love for Homeboy and Nyle – the world over. If u a jazz rap fan – put yo hands up! If you a hip-hop fan – put yo hands up!

track anatomy: simple.blaze

“Blazin” – Nicki Minaj (Feat. Kanye West)

“Don’t You Forget About Me” – Simple Minds


fashion focus: justice.4.janet

While we’re on that Janet tip… head on over to The FADER to peep my examination into the sometimes-overlooked style of Miss Jackson from the ’92 street cinema classic, Poetic Justice.


Song of the Day: “Far Nearer” – Jamie XX

It’s not often you witness hipster runoff on the blog, but, I must admit: this Jamie XX track, which dons steel drums and smashed-up, semi-unrecognizable vocal loops by Janet Jackson (yeah, you read it right – Janet Jackson!), is too good to let be… have a listen.


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Friend and S&M lova, William Graper, just collaborated with Rad Hourani for a Vogue Italia vid. Dig it!


Footwear designer, Alejandro Ingelmo, has [no pun intended] followed in his grandfather’s footsteps. His newly-opened 800-square-foot SoHo boutique (51 Wooster St.) juxtaposes his family’s shoemaking lineage with nostalgic black-and-white photos of their factory in Cuba against the designer’s futurist vision. He’s carried on his clan’s craft with artistic ease and quality material obsession. His latest mens sneakers are modern-to-the-max with their metallic soled accents and shiny plastic angular upper’s. But, perhaps the most charming of his upcoming S/S ’11 collection are the wing-tipped desert boots that come in a variety of gray hues and feature a unique, earthy welt-and-thick tread. W.a.n.t!


photo courtesy of nicolas delgado


Sandra Backlund‘s S/S ’11 designs are like 3D televisions
n/e/x/t   l/e/v/e/l

artist spotlite: jessie j

World Premiere: “Do It Like A Dude” – Jessie J

Have you ever heard someone that resonated so much with your life or style that you wondered if perchance you lived-as-them in a, say, former life? Meet Jessie J – singer/songwriter from Essex, most known for penning Miley Cyrus’ “Party In The USA” and noticed by Universal record execs on the internets – my inner alter-pop star. Imagine taking the best qualities of Xtina (Jessie’s first vid is what “Not Myself Tonight” tried and failed at miserably), P!nk (that wrasp), Robyn (that sass), Nicki Minaj (cartoon character persona), Ke$ha (the wild), Katy Perry (the bob), Adele, Amy, and Lily (that soul) and wrapping them into a chav-tastic little British babe package. Her debut single, “Do It Like A Dude,” is like a page out of my own book (remember this?) minus the Insane Clown Posse makeup. She’s all parts authentic, witty, and gives us another reason to love YouTube all too much. Watch her up-close-and-personal bedroom vid below for an example of her vocal prowess and be sure to keep S&M on lock for updates on my new favorite sistah. Remember where you heard it first MF.

Got a chance to speak with members-only National Arts Club curator, Stacy Engman, at this past Friday’s “Tarot Deck Art Project” unveiling. Read the full report on V here. Scroll down to view various artists and designers Tarot card interpretations.

Kehinde Wiley and I

Vivienne Westwood’s “The Chariot”

Ultraviolet’s “Page of Pentacles”

Ryan McGinness’ “Ace of Cups”

Andres Serrano’s “The Hierophant”

Aurel Schmidt’s “Seven of Cups”

Christian Louboutin’s “Nine of Cups”

Patrick McMullan’s “The Hanged Man”

Nate Lowman’s “Ace of Swords”

Nick Knight’s “The World”

Gareth Pugh’s “Death”

Philip Treacy’s “The Magician”


photo courtesy of andrea crews


Click here to stream the highly-anticipated Cee-Lo album entitled The Lady Killer in its entirety before its November 9th street date, courtesy of NPR.


Got an exclusive look at the Lanvin x H&M collection (for men and women) hitting stores worldwide November 20th.

Read my post on V magazine here.


Song of the Day: “Switch” – TLC
Hope your halloween was as hilarious as minez


Miss Jackson and I have always been on the same page…
Here she’s seen at the “For Colored Girls” premiere in my favorite designer, Haider Ackermann‘s latest creation

track anatomy: funk.dat

“You Ain’t Got It” – Nina Sky

“Funk Dat” – Sagat