THIS or THAT – SWIZZ vs. SPACE

i rely on my friend STEPHEN to keep me in the loop of what’s “happening” in music. i literally live and work in a cave and don’t listen to the radio, so my idea of cool is similar to that of an elderly man.

last week he gave me and ELLE a ride from the JADAKISS set and played a cute song by SWIZZ and LIL WAYNE that boggled my brain. the beat was a sample of a song that i knew and loved, but i couldn’t figure it out right away. finally, i got it! (don’t you just love those moments?!)

anyway, this post will be dedicated to those of you who appreciate the originals that get re-worked into current hits that you may or may not know :)

SPACE – “The Female Of The Species Is More Deadlier Than The Male”

SWIZZ feat. LIL WAYNE – “Up In This Club”

party pics: OPEN at SANTOS with Q TIP, ME and RICH MEDINA – 1/16

after the video, i went home and had rehearsal with the band – you know, “guitar hero”. after that it was straight to SANTOS for the weekly party that is OPEN. it was so cold out, that i made up my mind on what i was wearing quick —– pajamas! seriously. i snuggled into my PEGLEG one-sie and went out to face the cold!


*the full length proof if you didn’t believe i dressed like a homeless man, who apparently broke out of SHAWSHANK prison. ELLE calls me ANDY DUPHRANE.


*HOOD BY AIR, MR. SHAYNE!


*RICH MEDINA.


*SABEL, ELLE aka STARBURST and TAI.


*TRINI SISTAHS 4 LIFE!

behind the scenes: JADAKISS / “LETTER TO BIG”

it went down on FRIDAY. i was so excited to be directing a video for the NOTORIOUS soundtrack. this is the closest i could get to an icon that had a major effect on my life, i was very honored to be apart of it!

it was my third time working with JADAKISS (1st, styling him for the BBC lookbook/catalog. 2nd, directing him in the JOSH EXANTUS video “Let’s Ride”). he’s easy going and super hilarious.

ONSMASH also posted before i did…


*JADAKISS and ME. i was so geeked i wore a vintage COOGI sweater!


*this shoot couldn’t have gone smoother or more on time, in fact everything was ahead of schedule because JADAKISS came early. it’s something very unheard of in this business.


*also on set was GROOVY LOU, who styled B.I.G. back in the day. they all made me feel like family.


*BIGGIE chain by COMPLETE TECHNIQUE.


*JADA counting the spare change i had in my pocket.
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THIS IS THE ACTUAL CHAIR THAT BIGGIE SAT IN!

of course, everyone was so excited the actual chair was on set that we all had to take pictures in it!


*ELLE


*ROB’ERE


*ALLADIN (the finest indian prince you’ve seen thus far)
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by the end of the shoot, GROOVY LOU handed me a bottle of DON P. from 1995 and asked me to open it in honor of BIG and this video so we could toast in his memory. i was speechless. i popped the bottle and HARVE PIERRE toasted to BIG and to having me apart of it as a new director.


*JADAKISS, ME and STYLES P.

party| 1992 x COOCHIFRITO x BPMW – Monday 1/19 at HAPPY ENDING!

OSCAR and I will be there in full effect, co-hosting with our homies ANGELO and GABY!

Jadakiss: “Letter to B.I.G.”

sneak peak: LTD WOMENS STREEWEAR ROUNTABLE DISCUSSION


*LANIE, CLAUDI, WENDY and me.

THURSDAY, LTD MAGAZINE held a roundtable discussion in the LES and asked me to be apart of it. i was honored to be alongside some very amazing friends who continue to crush the game with their creative vision; CLAUDIA of CLAW MONEY and LANIE of HELLZ BELLZ….and moderators WENDY of NITROLICIOUS and HYUN KIM. photos were taken by fellow upstater JESS WINTER

there were a lot of great topics covered; “how do you feel about the term streetwear? what are some common misconceptions about you being a female in a male dominated industry? how do you balance work life and personal life?”. you can check it out in LTD magazine once it’s all done.

 
*me and HYUN.

*photos courtesy of WENDY at NITROLICIOUS!

*CLAUDIA is mother of this game. she is a real living legend and deserves much applause for her accomplishments as a graffiti artist who really showed that women ain’t no joke!


*LANIE really switched up the female “streetwear” game with her cut and sew pieces and punk rock approach that can be seen on everyone from BEYONCE to the girl next door.


*me.


*me, WENDY and LANIE.

rad video: RAUL VOGUING with a BANJEE WIG ON at my SUITE in LAS VEGAS!

haha, yes this is rad. this is one of the many reasons why i love RAUL. he just doesn’t care what you think about him, i mean he keeps it real. also, we’re both pigeon-toed. enjoy, i’ll be directing a video FRIDAY so i’m prepping until then. have a nice weekend!

here, he jokingly puts on an awful wig and “vogues down” in my hotel room.

what the eff: A PROSTHETIC LAP PILLOW!?

it’s awful. how many women had to lose their laps so this old man could sleep soundly!

OPTICAL ILLUSIONS FOR MY FELLOW NERDS!

last night, a conversation of QUANTUM PHYSICS got me thinking about illusions…which brought me to search for fun optical illusions. check em out here, or you can also see some other cool ones at: http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/


*back up away from the computer to read this one.

Mr. T – “Treat Your Mother Right”

hahahaha. i kind of barely remember this from my childhood. MR. T always seemed like the coolest guy on the face of the earth as a youngin’. i didn’t realize he wore batty riders back then. here’s a video of him performing a song that celebrates mothers and why we shouldn’t snap with mom jokes. now, let’s get off of mom’s because i just got off yours! oh snap!


*thanks to LENNOX for this one!

you guys have to post your best mom jokes!!!