Category Archives: BLOG
Garage photographer and author Ewen Spencer rewinds to the golden days of UKG style – and finds out how it all fell apart via Dazed Digital
If you like club culture or cool subcultures, then you need to peep this. This was a well executed short about a scene I had no idea even existed. I know I rag on the internet, but today – the world wide web wins for teaching me about a truly interesting culture. Now, if only the internet can teach me how to build a time machine and visit London during this era as an adult!
Reebok celebrates its 20th Anniversary as they rid the Insta Pump Fury of laces and instead add a “pump system” for a new look of style and comfort. (HYPEBEAST)
If you missed Disclosure’s performance in New York joined onstage by Mary J. Blige, don’t fret as there is now an official version of the hit song, “F For You,” with Blige on vocals. (HIGHSNOBIETY)
Check out this Vegan Quiz as you might be surprised as to what really is and isn’t vegan. (BuzzFeed)
Japanese artist Kosuke Kawamura teams up with the Japanese bag & accessory label master-piece and the results are worth it as they prove to be durable and fashionable. (HYPEBEAST)
Even though it has been 10 years since the movie Mean Girls came out, it never gets old quoting the movie, especially when it’s on jewelry. Four for you Stella and Bow as they launch a jewelry “Burn Book Capsule Collection.” (COMPLEX)
I’m so excited for my friend Shan Poo aka BOY/FRIEND. Not only is he a super adorable babe, his music has me feeling nostalgic for the 90′s and hopeful for the future. Check out his new single “Never Not Looking” (download on SoundCloud).
BONUS: Also, get a chance to see him perform February 12th at Glasslands.
Who doesn’t love Karen O.?! I mean, she’s a babe and she just rules. This video is proof that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have solidified their place in the game! This video was shot at the top of the Empire State Building, which is super cool. I also shot part of a Curt@!n$ video at the top of the Empire State Building…with no permission of course! See below for that little gem.
PRESS: Vashtie Feature in Snatch Magazine x Menilmontant, Eastern Paris x Photos By Louis Canadas (2013)
During my October trip to Paris, I was asked for to do a last minute interview and shoot by Snatch Magazine. It was freezing outside, and although I was reluctant – I did it. Well, it turned out pretty remarkable – if I do say so myself, oh – and I do!
Photographer: Louis Canadas
Styling: Yangzom Tsering
Interview: Raphael Malkin
Last night, it was a classic “Boys Night Out”, which basically means me and Elle having a lovely dinner, talking about emotions and then heading out to a party…only to leave after about an hour. #Lames. This time around, things were no different – we had a great dinner and then headed out to The Gilded Lily on East 15th Street so that I could DJ alongside Neal Santos & Angelo Baque. The party was in celebration of our Amsterdam homies, Patta, who have a sick collaboration with Stussy! It was nice to kick it with Gee and the boys.
Kunle Martins aka KK came by and licked my hair, apparently.
I can’t sleep.
My jetlag has me losing my mind.
Special thanks to NOW Foods for sending my a nice gift package. After they read my piece in Ebony where I mentioned that I use their Almond Oil to keep my ashy skin in check, Alana Horinko of the company reached out and sent me goodies! Thanks so much Alana! You guys should totally check them out. They are great eco-friendly and healthy products that range from vitamins to snacks to beauty!NOW FOODS
INVITE: Patta & Stussy Celebration x Neal Santos, Angelo Baque, Vashtie, Patta Soundsystem & More! (1.23.14)
So stoked to have my Patta friends from Amsterdam, come through and shut things down! I’m even more stoked about their Stussy collaboration. I needs me some pieces! Check out the Pop-up opening and or the party!
I am the luckiest lass! This is my 4th trip to Paris in the past year and it has been all for work. Woo hoo. This time around, I was asked to DJ for Ronnie Fieg’s Pop-Up Shop After-Party alongside Virgil of #BeenTrill# and Supa! at Silencio (one of my favorite places to party in the whole world). I also had a meeting with a brand I’m doing Creative Directing work for & Dinner with my Moet friends.
My Air France Flight was really nice. When the flight attendant asked me what I’d like for dinner, I said just fruit because I knew they wouldn’t have a vegan option for me. When he asked why, I explained my diet…which somehow peaked his interest. He told me he would find me some options and he ran them over for me to approve. Just then another flight attendant informed me she had a similar diet and brought over more food and rice cake snacks. I wasn’t even hungry, but I felt like I should be polite and thankful.
MONDAY/ DAY 1
I woke up at the crack of dawn to work out. Since no hotel gym ever has my favorite cardio machine, the Arc Trainer (a step above the Elliptical) – I always have to use the treadmill which I absolutely hate. Running feels so oppressive and not zen like my runner friends say. It’s like, what am I running from? Anyways, I ran for 30 minutes straight and felt like an accomplished marathon runner.Had a nice meeting at the Brit-run Rose Bakery, full of Vegan delights.
Later that night I had a lovely dinner with my Moet friends at Cantine Du Faubourg. I heard it was fancy so I dusted off my Surface To Air heels and took a wobbley walk over. I forgot my camera in my rush to get dolled up so here are some eh-iphone photos.
Group Selfie, which Elle drunkingly named at her birthday party a few days prior…”It’s an US-SIE”
WEDNESDAY/ DAY 3
Thanks Paris! It was TRE BIEN as always and I can’t wait to go back, which is soon…I think. Incroyable! Say-Bon! Ouai Ouai Ouai!
Every time I log into Facebook (which is about once a week or less) and I am about to delete my account, I find some compelling article that urges me not to.
This is a late post for the honorable Martin Luther King Day, but I had to share because it’s not too late.
It’s an article titled “Most Of You Have No Idea What Martin Luther King Actually Did” by Hamden Rice, which struck me…because maybe I didn’t know what he actually did.
I read it and what I found was truly enlightening and frightening. It’s so strange how we have records of history (history we’ve been allowed to keep), yet we can barely recall things that happened just a few short years ago…or maybe even yesterday. This article put pre-Civil Rights life in perspective for me and what Civil Rights Leaders did for the fight. Sure, times have changed…BUT it’s important to never forget…ever ever.
Read the full article HERE