Monthly Archives: April 2011

re.route

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for the reincarnation of S&M
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welcome.spring

artist spotlite: the weeknd

The Weeknd: House of Balloons Download

Want to leave this artist spotlite as mysterious as TheWeeknd’s sound itself. Download their free mixtape now to hear what the fuss is all about surrounding Drake‘s latest co-sign. The future of R&B is here MF.

exo.tica

Burberry Prorsum‘s S/S ’11 Exotics
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photos courtesy of burberry

track anatomy: queen.breaka



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iris.van.herpen: retro.spect


Iris Van Herpen
/ Escapism Couture / 2011





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Iris Van Herpen x United Nude / 2011

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Iris Van Herpen / Synesthesia Couture / 2010



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Iris Van Herpen / Crystallization Couture / 2010



photos courtesy of iris van herpen

 

janet.live


Saw Miss Jackson live in concert for the third time last month! What made this outing so impressive was the intimate setting and non-stop hit repertoire… for most artists, selling out Radio City would be a big deal, but, for the soft-spoken Janet Jackson (whose played to stadiums worldwide for decades) it was a stripped-down, zero-floss production. Everything was on point: from the fanatical crowd to the choreography all the way down to the costumes (designed by Todd Lynn and Donatella Versace) and did I mention she sang live? (Pretty amazing for a woman who revolutionized the art of the lip-synch in the mid-80’s: Janet Jackson headset, anyone?) As she’s done with all her world tour stops thus far, she dedicated one of her 35+ #1’s to NYC – we got Luther and Janet’s early 90’s duet, “The Best Things In Life Are Free” (below). I’ll let my man, Michael Eric Dyson do the rest of the commentary… (below)


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Song of the Day: “The Best Things In Life Are Free” –
Janet Jackson & Luther Vandross

Opening: The Pleasure Principle


Feedback: bustin’ out!

Stop pressurin’ me!

Performing Scream for the first time live in concert

Rhythm Nation on dat ass

Finale: Together Again

haider.ackermann.f11


Haider Ackermann / Fall 2011 / Paris Fashion Week

Haider Ackermann is on a roll. Much like last season, his fan base is growing by the minute, especially due to current rumors of his move to Dior or Givenchy. Whether or not this is true, he showed what will go down as his most divine collection yet. His latest outing proved to be another magnum opus, brimming with his signature aesthetics and edged-up glamour. Beginning with darks and jewel tones, the palette progressed into new territory – ivory. Vibrant, luxurious silks reflected light up and down the female body to create an ultra-slimming effect undoubtedly a ‘pro’ in most women’s minds. Leather jackets offset by exuberant velvet and silk wide leg pants and scarf collar tops felt perfectly edited, refined-yet-edgy. [Read the rest of my review on TheFashionSpot here.]

genuine.ginuwine


Song of the Day: “Differences” – Ginuwine

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roll.wit.me

baby.got.back

photo courtesy of jpg archive

see.it.now


Go see Ceremony…in theaters now!
Read my interview with director, Max Winkler, on V here.

get.in.check

WORLD PREMIERE: “Make Some Noise” – Beastie Boys

The Beasties know how to do lo-fi right.
The original white boys that could return later this year.

ver.goodness.sace

fab.core


Hard Fab



Soft Fab


touch.down

photos courtesy of vogue nippon

the.magnificent


World Premiere: “Shame” – Jill Scott (Feat. Eve)

She’s BAAAAACCCKKK and betta than eva. Jilly’s been my girl since the 8th grade. Nothing comes between us two. Especially after this one where she experiments with a definite hip-hop-induced early-90’s sound (partially courtesy of guest MC, EVE). Watch for JS’s new album dropping this spring.

red.rum

fiend4.6

Vintage YSL Rive Gauche silk striped buttondown

Givenchy Couture ’11 kimono

Vintage Cross Colours tee

Challah Bread ring


Barbara Bui F/W ’11 patent wedge point bootie

Christopher Kane F/W ’11 jelly bag

“Scary Spice” doll

Reed Krakoff F/W ’11 croc wedge boot

Alexander McQueen ‘Savage Beauty’ retrospective book

Holly Fulton F/W ’11 “Lips” mongolian fur clutch

Vintage Comme des Garcons button-back shirt

Chicks with Super Soakers

Full Haider Ackermann S/S ’11 gittup

Emilio Pucci S/S ’11 electric blue bells

Roberto Cavalli‘s own baubles

ThreeASFour “Kidney” bag
(available exclusively at planetofstyle)

Vintage Alaia fold-over belt
Vintage Halston tie-dye chiffon pants

Chloe F/W ’11 snake wrap-a-round bracelets

LD Tuttle S/S ’11 wedge bootie

Boob clogs

new.yawk.city



photos courtesy of farm6 flickr

miss.lopez

World Premiere: “I’m Into You” – Jennifer Lopez (Feat. Lil’ Wayne)

Really feelin’ this JLO summer jam which hearkens back to her good ol’ days when she looked like a wet, greasy cholita, loved rhinestone initial jewelry, and wasn’t seen without a pair of hella-hoops… even if spring in NYC has been postponed until further notice… JLO‘s there to keep me warm. On The 6 and J.LO are still in my 6 CD disc changer. And you know this, man.



hello.dolly


Russian Vogue‘s 10th Anniversary
Limited Commemorative Edition Designer Russian Dolls are killer.
Can you tell who’s who? See if you were right after the jump. Continue reading

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