LIFE: THAT ONE TIME I SPENT NEW YEARS IN JAMAICA

Flashback to a couple of months ago where I had the honor to DJ an exclusive New Year’s Eve Party at the GoldenEye Hotel and Resort in Jamaica. I had never been to Jamaica before, and was stoked to be bringing along my darling best friend Elle Clay. Our trip was a short few days but a great and much needed get-away from frigid NYC. We had an amazing time, and I can’t wait to visit again soon!DSC02780

Our warm welcome into Jamaica.

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Beautiful View of the Beach

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INTERVIEW: FIVE STYLE STARS BREAK DOWN THEIR FAVORITE LUCKYSHOPS LOOKS

Lucky Magazine asked me how I would define my personal style and let me style one of their looks with my own touch. Of course I chose to pair this clean striped tee with some pieces from my new Puma collaboration (out in select retailers worldwide now)! Check out the full article here.

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MUSE: SADE

In honor of Women’s History Month, I’m bringing back my muse posts to highlight some amazing and empowering women. First up is one of my all time favorite singers: Sade!

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If Sade isn’t on your Sunday playlist, I’m judging you. Seriously, how could you not love the soulful sounds of this singer? My friends and I actually have a Sade Sunday ritual.

The Nigerian beauty , formerly known as Helen Folasade Adu, started her singing career in college as a background vocalist for the band, Pride. With a powerful voice like hers, it wasn’t long before she was discovered and signed to Epic Records. Sade released her first hit single, “Your Love is King”, in Feburary of 1984. The single was featured on her debut album , Diamond Life, which made her a huge star not only in Europe but in the U.S. The songstress even won a Grammy for  “Best New Artist” in 1986.

Sade went on to release six multiplatinum studio album which include Promise, Stronger Than Pride, Love Deluxe, and more. Though Sade has remained quiet since the 2010 release of Soldier of Love, her music continues to influence R&B, Soul, and even Hip-Hop. Sade’s unique voice can be heard as samples on works such as MF DOOM’s “Kon Karne” and “Doomsday”, Curren$y’s “Famous”, and much more.

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VIDEO: KELELA- “A MESSAGE”

Kelela has been blowing my mind with her music for some time now and finally she has let loose this new visual. It’s seductive, trippy and hypnotizing. You have to pay close attention to the video to witness an interesting moment.

NEWS: 5 THINGS- IF YOU DON’T KNOW, NOW YOU KNOW

1. A First Look at “Sneakerheadz”, a Documentary about Sneaker Culture Set to Debut at SXSW (COMPLEX.COM)

2. The Best Street Style from Milan Fashion Week (ELLE.COM)

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3. Banksy Brings Attention to Gaza with a New Video and Art Intervention (SLAMXHYPE.COM)

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4. Supreme x Clarks 2015 Spring Summer Collection (HYPEBEAST.COM)Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 12.36.26 PM

5. How to De-stress Without Exercise (SELF.COM)

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