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The long overdue fourth installment in the ‘Blog Made Me Do It‘ series: Master & Commander, was formulated by scientists to rock boats and make waves, all the while throwing passengers overboard. Tested by infants and hoodrats alike, it’s been approved to knock blocks, rattle cribs, flip chips, and turn tricks. Culled from the digital depths; the sprawling, essential 41-track set brings together hints of trance with street sounds to create lawlessly commanding rumble muzik. In other words: it’ll change your life. Featuring unreleased productions by Timbaland, Araab Muzik, Jahlil Beats, Bei Maejor, Polow da Don, Tricky Stewart, Los da Mystro, Duke Da God, and Boi-1da, with appearances by Jazmine Sullivan, Slim Thug, Vado, Ace Hood, Styles P, Young Jeezy, Keri Hilson and newbies: Tory Lanez, Meek Mill, Kendre, ZayBucks, Britney Mac, Six, The Dean’s List, and more. Warning: not approved for chumps, pregnant women, non-believers, and those with epilepsy. Remember where you it heard it first & bang on MF. (click the link below to download the .zip file)

Sample some tracks below…

Smoke & Mirrors presents…
The Blog Made Me Do It, Vol. 4: Master & Commander
An MH Mixtape

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You asked for it…
and tomorrow The Blog Made Me Do It series sets sail again.
Adjust your speakers accordingly.

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New York Fashion Week / Fall 2011 / Snapshots

David Blaine & I @ littledoe.

Eri & I @ Jeremy Laing

NAHM debut presentation @ MILK (by Amanda Brooks)

J.Z. reppin’ Zarin Fabrics @ Herve Leger

Finale @ Narciso Rodriguez


Jonathan Cohen cookie

Plaque’d Tim Hamilton creepers


My neighbor @ ThreeAsFour wasn’t feeling it…

Lindsey Thornburg and I cuddlin’ close


Wouldn’t want to look too interested, would we?


E-V-E @ The Blonds


With some snakeskin’d beauty @ The Blonds

My girls, Eve and Ms. Keri holding shit down @ The Blonds


Good face O’Day

Pro-nailsJen Kao (image via The Cut)

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Behind the scenes @ Carlos Campos
F/W 2011

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Daniella Kallmeyer / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

You may recognize her name from Bravo’s Fashion Show, but, this designer’s much more than just another reality show contestant. Her clothes speak for themselves… and they’re utter poetry. This season, she took it all the way to the dark side and back. Poe would be proud. (Kallmeyer also makes the sickest jewelry imaginable… see below for her bronze knuckle-crusher.)


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Frank Tell / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

Another stellar collection from my boy Frank!
This time, Tell took it all dystopic on us…
but I’m still smiling.



Looks like me!
(A silhouette I’m very used to.)

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littledoe. & Aurora Lopez Meija / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

It’s not often handmade jewelry or headdresses (better yet – bespoke lingerie) draws such an eclectic crowd. But, late Sunday night, in a dimly lit SoHo apartment, littledoe. designer Chase Cohl and custom jeweler Aurora Lopez Meija showcased their latest baubles to some unsuspecting guests and close friends – Adrien Grenier and Theodora Richards watched a special acoustic performance in the living room (by Spider-Man’s Carney) while magician David Blaine pleased partygoers, packed into the dining room, with card and coin tricks.
“Anyone got a quarter?” the illusionist was caught asking throughout
the night. Read my full post on littledoe. for V here.

Yes, it’s underwear.


Whatta trixster!


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Carlos Campos / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

I’m proud to announce my involvement in New York [by way of Honduras] designer, Carlos Campos’ latest menswear collection. Above find the invite I designed for the presentation and below read my description of the new collection… and stai toon’d for a separate behind-the-scenes post.

Fall is a season for change, for reflection, for realization. A season that enabled Carlos Campos’ introspective return to his Latin roots. Traveling back in time and across continents, Campos found inspiration in South America’s most beloved poet; the romantic, Mr. Pablo Neruda. From the tip of his newsboy cap and tap of his cigar, Neruda’s stylistic mark is revitalized through Campos’ signature synthesis of old-world craftsmanship and modern male sensibilities. Using the highest quality Italian wool and pima cotton, Campos’ details come alive in relaxed fits cued by Neruda’s cinematically laid back aesthetic. The palette is treated as though its been burnt or left to age, with deep, rich colors such as rust, cognac, midnight blue and hunter green. Many of the wools come speckled, adding a variety of texture and richness to the garments. Shirting comes in solid varieties, ginghams, stripes, and other patterned combinations that when paired together create subtle yet interesting looks. Full length and cropped trench coats  exude a sense of modernity whilst remaining true to Neruda’s romantic nostalgia. This is Campos’ ode to common things – bicycles, handwritten letters, and afternoons without plans.


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photos courtesy of christopher heydon x carlos campos

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BESS / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week








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Jeremy Laing / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week



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New York Fashion Week / Fall 2011 Collections

This time I’ma do things a little diff – less talk, more fashion.
To read commentary and view photos,
click on the collection’s name below.

Day One: Gary Graham, BCBG, Jenni Kayne, WAYNE, Tim Hamilton
Day Two: Ruffian, Jeremy Laing, NAHM, Costello Tagliapetra, ComplexGeometries, Jonathan Cohen, ThreeASFour
Day Three: Carlos Campos
Day Four: VPL by Victoria Bartlett, Simon Spurr, Max Azria, J.Sabatino, Moncler Grenoble, BESS, littledoe.
Day Five: The Row, Odilon
Day Six: RAD by Rad Hourani, Jen Kao, Herve Leger, Bodkin,
Daniella Kallmeyer, Frank Tell, Narciso Rodriguez, InAisce
Day Seven: Rochambeau, The Blonds, Stephen Burrows

Behind-the-Scenes:
Carlos Campos, The Blonds

Fashion Week Snapshots

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George Condo
‘s “Mental States” Exhibition Opening
@ The New Museum, NYC


Read my full post on V here






🙂 SMILE 🙂

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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!

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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”

street.dreams: an S&M original

On Alessandra (left): Jewelry – Stylist’s own, Jeans – Acne, Boxers – Tommy Hilfiger, Bra -Andres Sarda, Tank – Vintage. On Cecilia (right): Jewelry – Stylist’s own, Sweatpants – Nike, Underwear – Papi, Sports Bra – Nike, Beanie – Alexander Wang, Chain Link Bracelet – Balenciaga.


a Smoke & Mirrors original editorial
( Photos by Andreas Joseph, Styling by Marcus Holmlund, Models: Alessandra Kirn at One Management & Cecilia Walderud)

As if it were Nineteen-Naughty-Four again, the girls are back to taking style cues from the boys. Inspired by the domineering, tough-edged aesthetic of yesteryear’s street styles so epitomized by AaliyahJanet Jackson, TLC and their backup dancers. Tight underwear-as-outerwear tops offset baggy bottoms to create a look that’s braced for its grand return.

On Alessandra (left): Bandeau Top – Chanel, Bra (worn underneath bandeau) – Victoria’s Secret, Flannel Shirt (worn tied around waist) – Ralph Lauren, Stockings (worn as top) – Donna Karan Hosiery, Belt – YSL, Handcuffs (worn attached to belt) – Stylist’s own, Boxers – Tommy Hilfiger, Jewelry – Castro NYC, Jeans – Levi’s,  Sneakers (not shown) – Maison Martin Margiela. On Cecilia (right): Flannel Shirt – Acne, Fitted Cap – New Era, Bra – Andres Sarda, Jewelry -Castro NYC, Skirt – Jackson Moad, Shoes (not shown) – Derek Lam.

Cecilia wears: Jewelry – Stylist’s own, Jeans – Viktor & Rolf, Jacket – Dior Homme by Hedi Slimane, Boxers – Tommy Hilfiger, Fingerless Glove – Vintage, Bangle – Alexis Bittar, Chain Link Bracelet – Balenciaga.

On Alessandra (left): Bandeau Top – Chanel, Bra (worn underneath bandeau) – Victoria’s Secret, Flannel Shirt (worn tied around waist) – Ralph Lauren, Stockings (worn as top) – Donna Karan Hosiery, Belt – YSL, Handcuffs (worn attached to belt) – Stylist’s own, Boxers – Tommy Hilfiger, Jewelry – Castro NYC, Jeans – Levi’s, Sneakers – Nike. On Cecilia (right): Flannel Shirt – Acne, Fitted Cap – New Era, Bra – Andres Sarda, Jewelry – Castro NYC, Skirt – Jackson Moad, Shoes (not shown) – Derek Lam.

Alessandra wears: Bra – Victoria’s Secret, Belt (worn as ammo) – Jackson Moad, Chain Pendant – Anne Klein, Boxers – Tommy Hilfiger, Bandana – What Goes Around Comes Around, Jacket (worn around arms) – The Row, Utility Pants – Ron Herman.

On Alessandra (left): Jewelry – Stylist’s own, Jeans – Acne, Boxers – Tommy Hilfiger, Bra -Andres Sarda, Tank – Vintage. On Cecilia (right): Jewelry – Stylist’s own, Sweatpants – Nike, Underwear – Papi, Sports Bra – Nike, Beanie – Alexander Wang, Chain Link Bracelet – Balenciaga.

On Alessandra (left): Jewelry – Stylist’s own, Pants – Celine, Tuxedo Jacket – Jean Paul Gaultier, Bandana – What Goes Around Comes Around. On Cecilia (right): Jewelry – Stylist’s own, Jeans -Viktor & Rolf, Jacket – Dior Homme by Hedi Slimane, Bangle – Alexis Bittar, Chain Link Bracelet – Balenciaga.
Alessandra wears: Boxers – Tommy Hilfiger, Jeans – Acne, Tank – Vintage, Bra – Andres Sarda, Ring – Balenciaga.
On Alessandra (left): Bandeau Top – Chanel, Bra (worn underneath bandeau) – Victoria’s Secret, Flannel Shirt (worn tied around waist) – Ralph Lauren, Stockings (worn as top) – Donna Karan Hosiery, Belt – YSL, Bandana – What Goes Around Comes Around, Handcuffs (worn attached to belt) – Stylist’s own, Boxers – Tommy Hilfiger, Jewelry – Castro NYC, Jeans – Levi’s, Sneakers – Nike. On Cecilia (right): Flannel Shirt – Acne, Fitted Cap – New Era, Bra – Andres Sarda, Jewelry – Castro NYC, Skirt – Jackson Moad, Shoes (not shown) – Derek Lam.

Special thanks to Castro NYC and Dossier Journal.

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3.1 Philip Lim / Spring 2011 /
New York Fashion Week



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The Blonds / Spring 2011 / New York Fashion Week

With Heatherette gone, The Blonds helped round out New York Fashion Week with a healthy dose of fun. The small, made-to-order line known for creating outrageous outfits for cross-dressing club kids and tabloid-stalked celebrities, is always sure to put on a show.  The mood was set by the heavily corseted crowd, which included fans Patricia Field, Kristin Cavallari, Alan Cummings, among others. Opening the show with cabaret dancers dressed in fishnets and waving feather fans, The Blonds came heavy with the camp.

Costume-y, see-thru tuxedos came emblazoned with sparkles and barely-there bikinis leaked out of silk dressing gowns. Bigger-than-life bows were a major motif this season, only second to Barbie. The designers behind The Blonds were so inspired by Barbie that they collaborated with the legendary toy company, Mattel, to create outfits for the doll and a special edition handbag (for humans).

The collection’s standouts included a blazer cinched beneath a deco-crystal-encrusted corset belt, glittering disco gowns, and of course, their signature embellished corsets, which looked as over-the-top as ever. The corsets came adorned in swirling lines of pearls, rainbow crystals, and faux flowers. Closing the show, supermodel Selita Ebanks, walked in a lime green floral bustier dress, overflowing with tack. But, isn’t that what The Blonds is all about? Precisely.




Find this review + more images at TheFashionSpot here.

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Made Her Think Jewelry / Spring 2011 / New York Fashion Week




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Temperley London / Spring 2011 / New York Fashion Week

If Jennifer Lopez needs an outfitter for her upcoming run as judge on
the next American Idol, Temperley London is where she should turn.
Marking it’s tenth year in existence, the label looked to King Arthur
and Marie Antoinette and instead found J.Lo’s armoir. (Everything from
the big-brimmed hats by Victoria Grant to the mannequins’ stance
screamed her style.) Unless, of course, Jenny’s been referencing the
high court all along, in which case, the similarities make perfect
sense.

Armor was a key inspiration for Temperley’s “Guinevere” collection;
the more austere of the two lines presented by the designer for
Spring/Summer 2011. The medieval tone was established through a
palette of fool’s gold’s, pewter, and “a glint of steel.” The
treatments were modern with tender touches of the Romantic era. Boned
corsetry and ribbon-cut paneling, topped with harnesses and chain
mail, achieved a balanced fusion of edge and innocence.

”Alice:” the more bohemian of the two collections saw Temperley’s
signature maxi dress go gauzy. There was a faded elegance to the
cross-stitch blouses that worked well with many of the harder
moto-inspired pieces. Blush nudes and creamy whites made up the bulk
of the collection’s color scheme and assisted in instituting a young
sensibility.

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RAD by Rad Hourani / Spring 2011 / New York Fashion Week

A show by new-age Canadian designer, Rad Hourani, is as close as most of us will ever come to viewing a live Pierre Cardin or Rudi Gernreich collection from the 60’s. Unisex, unified, and unilateral, Rad Hourani’s “RAD” collection goes against all standards to create those of its own.  For Spring 2011, Hourani again treads amongst his own territory of monochromatic madness, delving further into what is more of a philosophy than way of dress. See, for instance, his model pairs: boy and girl dressed in identical or complimenting outfits, looking so utterly similar it challenges the very notions of sexual [and asexual] conformities. His experiments in shape and proportion continue within his latest collection, too; one jacket’s lapels looked as though they could take flight at any moment, like they were wings. Another look saw both male and female models dressed in skirt and leggings, offering a uniform cue to utopic same-sex aesthetics.


Rad Hourani tests the limits of his wearer. Questions of union and gender don’t have answers, rather more questions. Can a man look as good as his counterpart in a pair of stacked “RAD” booties? Rad would reason so. Just look to his collaboration with mega footwear retailer, ALDO, where he’s made three distinctive styles without any mention of gender confines. Or his collaborative endeavor with Berlin-based sunglass studio, MYKITA; whose shield-like “RAD” model beams with brisk andro-anonymity. Compared to peers, Rick Owens and Gareth Pugh, Hourani rides on less of a look and more of a complex. And while his concepts may be studied and inspired, there are those who still wonder how many of its iterations we can take.

Find this review + more images at The Fashion Spot here.

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LNA / Spring 2011 / New York Fashion Week


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Frank Tell / Spring 2011 / New York Fashion Week

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And that’s exactly how Frank Tell saw
it this season. Known for his use of embossed leathers and hand-knit
mohair concoctions, Tell didn’t stray far from house favorites for his
Spring 2011 showing. Even the setting looked a little deja-vu, with its
fluoro-lit backdrop. But that’s how his audience likes it most: funky,
familiar, and oh-so-Frank.

Inspired by the Spanish moss growing on the walls of the Quai Branly
Museum in Paris, the collection carried with it a super-futurism much
the same as last season. Shoes, commissioned to Raphael Young,
contained similar elements to Tell’s Fall ’10 space-aged wedges, but
this time they were covered in ultra-taut spandex.


A palette of white, black, silver, navy, and mint green, eased Tell
into exploring muter tones. This run around also had Tell facing
funkier fabrics: bamboo, paper, grass, sea island cotton, and
double-faced satins. The silhouette also morphed away from Fall; where
Tell’s last collection brimmed with skirts, stockings, and baggy
bottoms, Spring’s legs were cropped and a bit more flared. Leather
blazers were a tad tighter and knits were cut high in the front and drooped
low in the back. The hair no longer was parted and slicked backward,
but, fluffy and high like the Bride of Frankenstein.

While the changes in Tell’s latest collection may be slight to the
editor’s eye, it’s his permanent pieces that get his fanbase swooning.




Find this review + more at The Fashion Spot here.

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FNO was busy, busy, busy on my part. On assignment for
New York Magazine, I got to interview Naomi Campbell,
Mary J. Blige, Grace Coddington, and…wait for it!…Smoke & Mirrors fave,
THE-DREAM
Read my FNO coverage on NYmag.com’s The Cut here

So many surprises! But perhaps the night’s biggest surprise came as a brief
cameo by super-producer-slash-R&B-cult-star, The-Dream, at Gucci’s
Ffawn foundation event. Accompanying guest, Mary J. Blige, to the
flagship store on 5th avenue Friday evening, Terius “The-Dream”
Nash, whose penned such hits as Rihanna’s “Umbrella” and Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” seemed relaxed as could be sans ex, Christina Milian.
The Atlanta native hinted at why he was in New York: “Been working
with Beyonce for the last, um, forty days. Got a lot going on right
now.” The rest? “I’m starring as Sam Cooke in a movie ‘bout him. I’m
putting my own twist on his life and music. I’m redoing ‘Cupid’ and
all that.” Mary is also on bill for the hitmaker’s time, she
explained, “I’ve been working again with The-Dream. He’s definitely
cooking up somethin’ for my album out later this year.” Can’t wait.


 
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 Naomi at Dolce & Gabbana, Madison Ave.


 Naomi Campbell at Dolce & Gabbana’s “Celebrating Naomi’s 25 Year Career” Event

 Grace at Prada? 

 The real Grace Coddington at Prada’s FNO Event

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Mandy Coon / Spring 2011 / New York Fashion Week

As a small, downtown-based alt-label, Mandy Coon, was greeted by a surprisingly hefty audience of viewers this past Thursday at Milk Studios. Buyers, editors, and the like, crowded into a small presentation space for a trip under the sea…

Never without hints of the street, Coon examined the magnificence of invertebrates with unorthodox employments of leather, jersey, and silk. Encompassing the majesty of the jellyfish’s dangerous good looks, there were plenty of cues to their sublimities. For instance, a dark ensemble offset by tiers of tulle and chiffon looks to lure its viewer with the duality of its beauty and painful sting. Light-as-air layers of silk moved much like Coon’s very inspiration, fluidly amongst hardened overtures of lambskin stretch-leggings, leather-tube obi belts, and unconventional shapes. This season’s palette was as usual, minimal (black, white, cream), but ventured into eventual pops of red coral and rainbow print. The hair, created by Pasquale Ferrante, exposed Coon’s most literal inspirational depiction in its braiding and matte finish. Shoes, created by LD Tuttle, contributed the perfect edge to the season’s softer choices.

Coon, although still in her first few seasons of showing, has found something of a signature aesthetic along the way – composite asymmetry. Look to her brilliant black cocktail dress that suddenly appears to have been split in half to become a brightly colored kaleidoscope of draped silk. Or to the black jersey-leather dress that abruptly transfers into a frayed cream silk half-kimono. Her concepts of two-half-outfits-in-one may be a tough sell, but they work visually to compel her wearer into juxtaposed bliss.


Check out my review on TheFashionSpot here.

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Cushnie et Ochs / Spring 2011 / New York Fashion Week

By the look of designers Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs’ latest
offering shown Thursday in New York, it could be presumed that the two
are big Bret Michaels fans. Yeah, you read it right – Bret Michaels.
As in Every Rose Has Its Thorn-Poison-Bret Michaels. Beginning their
show in the dusty industrial space that is Chelsea’s Eyebeam, Cushnie
et Ochs sent down a plethora of spring suiting, including short sets
and an impeccably crafted black leather paper-bag dress that opened
the show. The designers who’re known for their dark downtown
creations, experimented with lighter looks this season – but never
without a twist, they turned pretty into wicked. Airy ginghams looked
to be half-bitten with holes galore. Effervescent silks concocted into
clean silhouettes were offset by slick black leather lamp shade
pleats. Feminine florals came with frayed edges and beaded brocades
with shields of half-draped silk chiffons looked as though they were
still under construction. The shoes by Alejandro Ingelmo looked
downright devilish. Inspired by barbed wire, the heels, studded in
thorn-like spikes, were an instant crowd favorite. But, with every
rose comes it’s thorn; this time, it was the prints. While up close,
one could see daisies and discombobulated head busts, from afar they
looked too similar to two season’s old Miu Miu. The color palette; in
all of its camel, black, white, and lilac glory, lacked the umph
needed to set the duo apart from the Celine’s and Chloe’s. The 38-look
collection drew on interesting themes: death, decay, beauty, innocence
and demonstrated a cohesive thought-maneuvering. As their fourth
collection to date, Cushnie et Ochs isn’t going anywhere.





Check out my review on TheFashionSpot here.

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New York Fashion Week / Spring 2011 Collections

To read reviews and view photos,
click on the collection’s name below.

Day One: Cushnie et Ochs, Jen Kao, Billy Reid, LNA, Made Her Think Jewelry, Mandy Coon
Day Two: Frank Tell, Julian Louie, Tim Hamilton Redux, Alejandro Ingelmo, Fashion’s Night Out 2010
Day Three: ADAM, Vivienne Tam, Charlotte Ronson, A Detacher,
VPL by Victoria Bartlett
Day Four: RAD by Rad Hourani
Day Five: Temperley London, G-Star, AnOther Magazine Dinner
Day Six: 3.1 Philip Lim
Day Seven: The Blonds

Fashion Week Snaps

Cushnie et Ochs finale

Sand art runway at Jen Kao

Billy Reid menswear presentation

Julian Louie presentation at Milk Studios

Ikat print peep wedges by Julian Louie x ALDO

Jasmine, Omyrah, & Olivia backstage @ Frank Tell

Raphael Young x Frank Tell wedges

Giada De Laurentiis @ Temperley London‘s presentation

Anna Dello Russo outside of 3.1 Philip Lim

The Social Network‘s Rashida Jones @ 3.1 Philip Lim

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A huge week ahead of me…
Exclusive New York Fashion Week coverage
begins Thursday, September 9, 2010
Fashion’s Night Out helps kick things into gear 9/10/10

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The last set of the Smoke & Mirrors’ mixtape series (‘The Blog Made Me Do It, Vol. 2: Set It Off’) broke the first one’s record by over 1,000 downloads! Craziness. Guess it’s time to let off another round, huh?


Welcome to the third installment in the ‘Blog Made Me Do It’ series: Bling Dynasty – a sprawling, 30-track collection of the sharpest in hip-hop and R&B (not yet featured on the blog). Following in the tradition of the last two mixes, there’s plenty to please both hood-ees and hipsters. Including fresh sounds from hip-hop heavyweights: Game, Fabolous, Juicy J (of Three Six Mafia), Busta Rhymes, and Jim Jones, paired with unreleased material from under-the-radar acts: Ricky Blaze, Young AK, Kristmas, Verse Simmonds, Mac Miller, Crishan, Bei Maejor, and Ester Dean – the set is concocted to rattle streets and part seas. Expect air horns and bonafide block beataz! Through and through, third time is a fucking charm. Fall 2010… Bling Dynasty reigns. Remember where you heard it first & njoi. (click the link below to download the .zip file)

Smoke & Mirrors presents…
The Blog Made Me Do It, Vol. 3: Bling Dynasty
An MH Mixtape


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