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LIFE: Jill Stuart FW 2013 & Chloe Sevigny x Opening Ceremony Fall Winter 2013 x Kim Gordon, Kim Ann Foxman, & More! (2.9.13)
The morning after Blizzard Nemo and the New York City streets were covered in powder white snow and black slush. I arose early since I had been personally invited to attend the Jill Stuart Runway Show and was outfitted in only the finest Jill Stuart threads. I super stoked to say the least. Although I had picked out the suit I would wear, when it arrived to my door I was surprised to find that the suit jacket had no buttons (unlike how I saw it in the look book) – which meant, I would be boobs out with the lace shirt I was to wear underneath. I emailed the lovely ladies of Jill Stuart and asked how they suggested I wear the suit and they simply replied; “a black bra with the jacket open”. “Yowsers”, I thought. Somehow in my half sleep state mixed with the impending anxiety of walking out in the snow with 5 inch platform wedge Jill Stuart shoes, I overlooked my insecurity of wearing a lace shirt with just a black bra.
Front row goodie bag! Always a nice touch!
I’m clearly not a fashion blogger, hence the not so perfect photos. It’s hard to adjust your camera as these gorgeous gazelles are parading swiftly down the runway!
After the show, Jill Stuart came out and let me say – she is a stone cold fox. The photo is terrible, but just google her!
Afterwards, I had to run to the 1:30pm Fall/Winter 2013 Presentation by Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony. Luckily, it was Downtown – which makes everything easier for a Downtown gal like me. I met with Oscar for a green juice right before and we ran into Kim Ann Foxman, super sweetie pie musician who modeled with me in the DKNY for Opening Ceremony Ad.
Let me just say this Presentation was incredible! 5 bands performed in various areas of the St. Marks Church, one at a time. It felt like I was at some Manso/60′s Art show as go-go dancers in the middle of the space danced atop platforms. Models were scattered around the bands wearing the collection, even Chloe stood alongside and participated – as they all stared eerily and blankly into the crowd.
Oscar 1992 & Humberto (Opening Ceremony)
Kim Gordon!!! Yes, yes. I wanted to jump on stage and embrace her – but, I decided it might be better to just watch the show like a normal person.
Mr. Mickey and Me (wearing an Opening Ceremony sweater, Supreme belt and 3×1 Raw Denim)
Sean Risley and Me!
Work, Chloe!!! Yes!!!
Light Asylum performs
Heron Preston & Oscar 1992
Carol Lim (Opening Ceremony) and Me.
Thanks for the goodie bag Chloe and Opening Ceremony!
Mister Brock Fetch is the man. I was first introduced to this guy by my friend Josh Madden. We had a super rad vegan dinner and chatted about all things that we face as artists today. I respect this guy and his work incredibly so that I made my way through the Blizzard of Nemo to support!
Read this clip from his 5 Questions Interview by Nylon Guys Magazine:
In the digital era, Brock Fetch’s film photographs are a rarity. The Seattle native lives a good half hour from his closest internet connection, which makes his weekly blog updates that much more cherished to his loyal and growing fan base. Within minutes of meeting Brock it’s pretty obvious that his camera is less of a tool and more of an extension of his right arm. Fetch is known for the array of subjects and candid photos he achieves, but his simple secret is that photography isn’t his career but more of a lifestyle. A strong family devotion carries over into his work as the photos he captures are more moments than pictures. The adventures, cast, and characters of Brock’s world can be seen HERE.
Sally Vitello and Me!
Me and Jasmine Solano
Her photo was my favorite!
Its been too long since I’ve kicked it with international superstar Theophilus London. For those of you who aren’t long-time readers, Theophilus and I have been buds since 2008 and since then he and his music have exploded worldwide. We made time to kick it in the city where we live at Cafe Select, along with some friends!
Jalil Peraza, Theophilus London, Watts, Alex Sossah & LVRS Tracy (Spring Street, New York City)
Valentina Moreno & Alex Sossah
LIFE: Aaron Young x Surface To Air Presentation x Locals Only x Leo Fitzpatrick, Theophilus London & More x Fashion Week Cray Begins (2.6.13)
via STYLE.COM thanks to LAUREN SEMMER!
My head has literally been spinning. Fashion Week in New York is like picking up a second job that is cute, but a ton of work. I know, it sounds so pretentious – but, it’s exhausting. Now when I see snapshots from fashionable folks who attend shows I give them props! Especially during harsh weather…like the blizzard windy cold of New York. It’s a lot to work for a living then attend all these shows while looking your personal best.
Anyways…NYFW kicked off and I began my week with Surface To Air’s latest collaboration with Aaron Young! It was a great presentation and I got to kick it with some old friends like; Leo Fitzpatrick, Theophilus London and More! Oscar was my date, check out the photos!
Mister Leo Fitzpatrick holding a Violette Lighter!
Models wearing the Aaron Young x Surface To Air collaboration pieces!
Alex Sossah and Theophilus London!
Peep the Aaron Young x Surface To Air Collection available online
This dude Wayne Desveaux randomly hit me on Facebook sharing his art show in Australia. I rarely check Facebook because I’m too analog for my own good, but this was one of the few times I was glad I did check my messages. I don’t know Wayne, but I checked out his work and he has good stuff. If my blog post can spread the good word of art then why not?!
If you’re in the Sydney Australia area this month, check it out! Let me know how it is and eat some Fairy Floss for me!
DJ HUGGY BEAR & RODIN (MOMA Februsary 2nd, 2013)
This was the best way to ever sight see a museum. DJ HUGGY BEAR had a gig on a Saturday night to DJ a private event at the MOMA and I had to be there. I took a solo tour of the museum and had a blast! I forgot how nice it was to walk through a museum alone and on your own time. I mean, it’s nice with friends but it’s veen nicer alone! Try it sometime!
Meanwhile, back at the party…DJ HUGGY BEAR had the crowd going buck wild! Good Job Huggy!!!
LIFE: #Stra8Flexin’ At Westway – Performance by Doe B. – Music By Vashtie, Angelo, DJ Dirrty, Thando! (1.31.13)
ANGELO BAQUE & VASHTIE KOLA (DJ’ing at Westway January, 31st 2013)
It was a painfully cold and windy New York night, but life carries on – especially New York City nightlife. As if it couldn’t be colder, I forgot that Westway was a directly next to the Westside Highway aka The River – which made it near impossible to walk towards as the wind slapped us in the face. Needless to say, we made it in!
Just look, it was so cold – the wind kicked this over. Wind, you so mean!
RAFAEL RIOS, SHANIQWA JARVIS & RAJ
My set was dedicated to the ladies! Aaliyah, Brandy, Total and even Trina!
MIKE HASTINGS & TY LYONS
DOVES & VAZ!
JANJAY SHERMAN, GUEST & SHYVONNE
BEAU & ANGELO BAQUE
DJ HUGGY BEAR jumped on the 1′s and 2′s!
DOE B. performed!
LUKE FLYNN our favorite Aussie came through wearing some #SuperSize #FunBags by Violette New York! I’m wearing the same shirt in #IttyBitty!
ANGELO & SHAQ (the cutest BFF’s I ever did see)
I watched these two sing and dance to “My Neck/My Back” and it was the funniest and most disturbing rendition I ever did see.
I hope to see you boo’s and babes next time!
FASHION: DKNY x Opening Ceremony Release ’90s Capsule Collection x Modeled By Vashtie, Cara Delevigne, Kim Ann Foxman & Ian Sharp (Photographed By Anthony Maule)
It was so hard keeping this a secret, but the news is FINALLY out!!!
First of all – get into this mind-blowing collaboration between two genius brands, DKNY & Opening Ceremony. The thought quite literally took my breath away. Just their names together alone makes my mouth water! And what do they come up with?! They decided to dig into their DKNY archive and re-release 15 hit pieces that they already made in the 90′s. Yeah – that’s right! Not only were they so incredible now as they were then, but it’s also so trend right to be on the 90′s today.
Not only did DKNY totally set the tone for Streetwear Fashion in the 90′s, but they were also mentioned a few times in some major and notable hip hop songs – like, NOTORIOUS B.I.G.’s “HYPNOTIZE”! Yeah, thats just how popular they were – no, Biggie…but really, Biggie!
Now, comes the ultimate lady boner (sorry)…Little ol’ me was asked to be featured in the official campaign. As if!
As if I would say no.
As if I wouldn’t have done it for free.
As if I wouldn’t have paid them to feature me! I mean…
Anyways. The shoot was inspired by the work of Ray Petri and my look was inspired by, non other than, Neneh Cherry…my own fashion muse since I was like 6!
The face of the campaign is it-girl and major model Cara Delevigne; and features Producer and Musician Kim Ann Foxman, Model boy Ian Sharp and Me! There are 15 pieces in total that range from $145 to $665! This capsule will blow your minds, especially if you’re obsessed with the 90′s like me!
Here are some behind the scenes shots that ELLE CLAY captured when she kicked it with me on set!
Going through the looks…
KimAnn was so sweet. You might remember that I blogged her video “Creature” a little while back. She’s so talented and so humble!
Me and Kim Ann Foxman
Available at OpeningCeremony.Us on February 1st, 2013
You could always count on 112 for some solid freak-nasty jams…
WATCH: NylonTV x Styled By: Josh Madden Kicks It With Mike Shinoda + Joe Hahn Of Linkin Park x Sebago
Check out the homeslice on NylonTV interviewing Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn of Linkin Park from their recent Sebago collaboration!