Way back in March I was asked to be featured in Glamour Magazine’s “Month in Outfits”. Mixing and matching 5 staple pieces 30 different ways was no easy task! I definitely came out out of my comfort zone playing with color and patterns for the shoot. I even got to sneak my States x Vashtie Puma Collaboration sneakers in there. Check out the spread below!
May 7th, 2015: New York City. Drake and Sotheby’s host a celebration of the “I Like It Like This S|2 x Drake” curation. I had the absolute honor of being asked to DJ this epic and legendary moment in art…
“I Like It Like This, presented by S|2 in collaboration with Drake is a celebration of influential Contemporary black American artists. Grammy winning hip hop icon Drake has provided musical curation by selecting songs to accompany highlighted works in the exhibition. Listen to Drake’s song selections at Beats by Dre™ sound stations throughout the gallery and experience the dialogue surrounding the overlap of these identities and the ways in which they bolster, challenge and inspire one another.” – SOTHEBY’S
The show was quite incredible, featuring works from artists like Kehinde Wiley, Kara Walker, Jean-Michel Basquiat and more! I have to say, Drake did an outstanding job. Not only that, but the attendees were a perfect mix of downtown kids, patrons of the arts and artists.
When Elle sent this to me, I nearly imploded. I grew up loving Vogue culture, thanks to my older gay brother who introduced me to the art form. It’s incredible to see how the scene has traversed the earth and landed in so many different countries – like Russia!
Below is a video from the North Venice Vogue Ball, held in St. Petersberg, Russia, annually. It features young girls snapping on the runway! You just have to see it!
Sublime was an American ska punk and alternative rock band from Long Beach, California, formed in 1988. The band’s line-up, unchanged until their breakup, consisted of Bradley Nowell (vocals and guitar), Eric Wilson (bass) and Bud Gaugh (drums). Lou Dog, Nowell’s dalmatian was the mascot of the band. Michael ‘Miguel’ Happoldt and Marshall Goodman “Ras MG” contributed to and co-wrote several Sublime songs. Nowell died of a heroin overdose in 1996. In 1997, posthumous songs such as “Santeria”, “Wrong Way”, “Doin’ Time”, and “April 29, 1992 (Miami)” were released to U.S. radio. (via Wikipedia)
There is so much I could write about Sublime, but I like to keep these throwbacks short and sweet. Sublime was part of my teenage soundtrack. Having stumbled upon them from the white girls I went to highschool with – my scholarship proved to be way more influential through the music and art I was exposed to from my peers.
Sublime’s sound is such a perfect mix of ska, reggae and alternative rock. They’re even influencing people like Bruno Mars, who low-key borrowed their “Santeria” harmony for his hook in Travis McCoy’s song “Billionaire”. Check it below and let me know I’m not tripping.