other than the fact that we’re both pretty boys (don’t hate) and that we wear wigs…we also wear the same PEGLEG tank top. clearly, he has great taste.
as part of FASHIONS NIGHT OUT the NIKE store will be having a jumpoff at the 21 MERCER store in SOHO. for all of you who are in town and don’t want to attend any fancy pants fashion parties, but want to hang for a good cause — the NIKE party will be a nice halfway point of fashion and street.
i’ll be playing tunes for the evening, come check me. if you know you are coming and have a song you’d like to hear, leave a comment and let me know what it is.
in the caribbean spirit, here are some funny MALIBU RUM COMMERCIALS. they are so brilliant and they really make you think about how silly it is to take life so seriously. or, it might just give your day a nice giggle.
here are a few of my favorites, but i’m sure you might know of some other good ones.
*PERSONAL SHOPPER (“its the deconstructed look”)
*TRAFFIC (“you give me road rage”, hahaha)
*MELON (“i just want to buy a melon”)
on route to a birthday barbecue, we all managed to stop at the LABOR DAY PARADE. for people who may not know, it’s an annual event that occurs in BROOKLYN and celebrates all WEST INDIAN countries with loud music, great food and non-stop dancing. it’s something that needs to be experienced, at least once in life.
*there’s only one way to get there…the train.
*we wasted no time…CURRY GOAT!
*STEPHEN repping JAMAICA, YOUNG SCOOZLE aka SCOTT repping TRINIDAD and JAMAICA and OSCAR repping DOMINICAN REPUBLIC!
*”NUT CRACKER” does what it says…its a crazy drink.
i met some of my blog readers…it was nice to see some of my readers cute mugs!
*OSCAR and ME. i wore my JORDAN jersey because it perfectly fit the TRINI colorway!
*this baby made me laugh.
*HONDURAS! DEEMEHLOW was excited to see his peeps…
*they held it down!
*we jumped the fence and made our way on the parkway. we couldn’t decide what truck to follow. one TRINIDAD truck was playing SOCA and right behind it was a JAMAICA truck playing REGGAE. SCOTT advised us to follow TRINIDAD and that JAMAICA would be too crazy. we decided to ignore his warnings and follow JAMAICA…needless to say, it was insane and while we were in the crowd someone tattooed my back with a BOB MARLEY portrait.
*this home-made plate was HOT FIYAH! i think curry stains are so sexy!
*this angry kid pushed his way through the crowd and i swear he mumbled “i can’t stand these effing west indian fools”. i was like, “yo, chill B” and he was like “hush gal, me nuh know you!”.
i was supposed to have met up with THEOPHILUS, LUCIA and GRACE…but, my fone was acting up. damn, T-MOBILE…how you gonna do me like that?
after that, it was on like donkey kong for more food and fun at EBONY’s barbecue.
*SABEL lookin’ cute…owwwww! lets have that CHIK-FILET welcome dinner for STRAWBERRY!
*ELLE came out…finally.
*OSCAR telling in an insane story about a dog attack. at this part he was saying: “i called ASPCA as the dog was locked on my arm and i walked home…”. it’s not funny, but the way he tells stories is hilarious.
*what a bunch of knuckle-heads…
like ICE CUBE said, it was a good day…
back again at my weekly jumpoff at SANTOS, the OPEN party was live and direct. special birthday shoutout to JAMES VIRAG at SANTOS!!!
*CHAMPY BOTTLES makes us act a fool…like rap videos circa ’99.
*earlier i had a meeting with CHIKE and DAME DASH and “STANKY CHAMBRAY” (as ELLE calls my shirt) had the ill pitstains from sweat…so, i gave it a night off. i know, i know…TMI.
*H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y J A M E S ! ! !
*it’s funny having a table at a club and then people post up with their backsides all up in your face. you just have to make the most of your surroundings…
*my LONDON homies were in town. i’ll be there for an art show that i’m part of at the top of OCTOBER, more news to come.
*this pin says ” NEVER FORGIVE”. it’s pretty ill, you can interpret it as you want.
*KOOL HERC! goodness gracious. i was all giggles when i saw him. he’s such a legend. it’s like seeing HE-MAN come to life or something.
*CHIKE and COODIE…COODIE and CHIKE (directors).
*SABEL and DEEMEHLOW, doing the bogle.
*this big guy was all tuckered out…
+++ HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE NEXT WEEK!!! +++
*photo by me for TIMEOUT NEW YORK.
*sound editing the commercial at MATLIN.
*i’ve known THE TWINS for 5 years now…
*the “W.N. WORD”
if you didn’t already know – silly string and flames don’t mix. watching this video will make it perfectly clear. the big lug is ok…but, if he had descended a staircase with flames in hair ablaze and twirled a few times, it would have made this video epic!
got these fun paper clips that made my day from a sweet friend…it reminded me of FRUIT STRIPE GUM, which made me even happier. when i was little i would return bottles and cans from my house to buy candy from the bodega, since food stamps would not cover candy. (that’s when food stamps were paper and i called them “foreign money”). the gum had exotic flavors, although it only lasted for 3 minutes. i would go through 1 pack a day…oh, youth!
for the TIMEOUT NEW YORK PHOTO ISSUE, i (along with other cool new yorkers) was given a disposable camera and instructions to photograph “MY NEW YORK”. the issue hits stands tomorrow, but you can peep the write-up and images right this second.
JAJA, i love you and the boys for making music that is hilarious and good.
check out my previous post on theirÂ song/video for “ART SCHOOL GIRLS” here.
as i was googling through life, i found this video and it was so hilarious (and also well done) that i had to post it. ANDREA, we would so be “just kicking it” like XSCAPE. is that a dream catcher in the background? love it. my favorite part is the “EFF YEAH” paired with the devil horns.
thanks for the love…
he’s such an adorable bear!
*thanks to ELLE for this one.
on the way to LYME CONNECTICUT…we stoped at SUPER DUPER WEENIE. it was featured on FOOD NETWORK and it had amazing reviews. i will say…the hot dogs were not as super duper as advertised
*i got the CHICAGOAN…til Chicago ends.
we kept on moving on….
*me and ELLE played a fierce game of air hockey. we are currently recovering from correlating shoulder injuries.
*this photo spread had us rolling on the floor.
*ELLE and YOUNG SCOOZLE aka SCOTT WILLIAMS.
*CURRY PUFF and CATE aka MRS. CURRY
*capers, cream cheese and tomato on bagel. don’t mind if i do.
*MILO looking very stressed.
*GREGGLES as ELLE’S human boat.
*man and dog.
*i’m like JULIA ROBERTS in “MYSTIC PIZZA”.
*thanks for the breakfast MR.ROSENSHINE.
*while everyone was discussing pool activities, out of nowhere GREGGLES burst out saying…”yeah thats right, we have dumplings”. hahaha. seems as though he was having a conversation with himself about what was available to eat and he accidentally spoke his conversation out loud.
*”WAG THE DOG” on VHS.
*inter-racial hot tub.
*SCOTT WILLIAMS and his famous jerk chicken…
*”it’s so amazing…so amazing”
*ERG made some amazing cucumber and cumin rice…at one point i asked this bowl of food to marry me.
this song is so addictive. girl, i knew someone JUST like this…AMANDA baby, you need a video for it asap! and look at that…i direct videos
i met LUCIA years ago in JAPAN…finally, this jet-setting fashionista has settled down in the big apple for a little bit.
*dinner at LA ESQUINA. shoutout to CHRISTIAN ALEXANDER for hooking up the last minute reservations.
editing can be long, but usually fun. when done at an editing house, there’s always a surplus of fancy foods and beverages like NUTELLA or BOYLANS BLACK CHERRY SODA. paired with a comfortable couch and a great editor like MAURICE ABBATE and you’re good!
the other night i spent the evening editing with BARRY from PEPSI, RENEE/LYLETTE/and DAN WERMSER from RPM and AAHMEK from TRIGGER HAPPY in order to create a finalized edit…
*BARRY (PEPSI) and ME.
oh my goodness…PAUL “PR” RIVERA sent these white jenks over to me and i love them. i’m also awaiting the black ones too. they’re like futuristic gladiator sandals, where in my mind i fight dragons and ride a unicorn.
thanks to NIKE for always showing love you can find these bad boys on ZAPPOS.COM OR you can hit FERRIS at firstname.lastname@example.org
90′s videos were all about embracing different cultures and showing unity…peep the native american man caressing the white baby. this video was great. i dedicate this to HYUN…
if i had the opportunity to kidnap anyone in the world and force them to make a comeback album, it might be miss LAURYN. i know, a lot of us judged her during that MTV UNPLUGGED…but, i was impressed by her vulnerability. so many musicians these days keep their emotions (if any) on lock, it’s nice to see humanity every now and again.
this is dedicated to ELLE. for a long time now we’ve been reenacting past moments of hilarity in reality television, and this has been one that brings us tears of joy. i just found this song on YOUTUBE and had to share. for those of you who remember this, it might serve as a nice giggle. “SWEET APPLE DEE – APPLE DEE…COME ON BE MY BABY TONIGHT”
for those of you who don’t remember, it’s when people on the REAL WORLD were still enforced to hold a real job…hence the title “REAL WORLD” and not “CONSTANT VACATION AND RANDOM CASUAL SEX IN HOT TUB WORLD”…
here’s a clip of DAVID from that same real world having an altercation with MELISSA…
it’s crazy to see the obsession with thinness in our culture today. people come in all different sizes and shapes. everyone should celebrate and be proud of themselves – no matter what.
i stumbled across a photoshoot that GLAMOUR MAGAZINE did recently for a story on feeling comfortable in your own skin. they featured LIZZI MILLER, a “plus sized” model (i don’t consider her plus, rather normal), who measures a size 12-14 which is the average American womans size. it’s pretty groundbreaking to see a woman’s natural form, not conforming to an uncomfortable pose to make her more appealing.
one photo created a major buzz of the model sitting hunched over and laughing, wearing only her underwear…AND, her stomach naturally hanging and not being sucked in unrealistically. women, all over have been responding to it positively…big and small, everyone has flaws.
i think it’s long overdue that we really see women, naturally…all sizes and shapes.
what do you think?
2003. working at stussy on wooster street. art school. varsity jacket. jordan 3′s. two finger name ring (before i got held up at gun point in spanish harlem and replaced it with the three finger). eating at taco bell and hanging out at MAX FISH. sneaking into VIP parties. pre-blogs and before streetwear brands existed. the only place to get a “cool” t shirt was UNION. kicks hadn’t hit mega mainstream. BAPE was still a japanese export that NO ONE knew about.
*we all started at STUSSY/SUPREME/UNION and branched off to do our own thing. it’s amazing to see how things have changed so fast!
*me and ANGELO…now a photographer and creative director for SUPREME.
*JOE was at UNION when he started VINTAGEKICKS.COM which became CLIENTELE on LAFAYETTE…CHRIS left UNION NYC to work with LA UNION and UNDEFEATED.
*JUN/DJ…MATT SHOENBERG started CLARENDON…
*WIL WHITNEY managed STUSSY, left to start NOM DE GUERRE…now at NIKE SPORTSWEAR.
*CHRIS KEEFE started DAVES QUALITY MEAT…
*ME, ANGELO and SEAN KELLING.
*me and TODD JORDAN.
look at her! she’s got her own thing going on. that was what was so cool back then, no one had stylists or a team to make them look cool…they just were. how i long for the olden days
yes, seriously. check it here 365BLACK.COM.
hmmm. this is funny and weird on so many levels. i mean, where do we draw the line with “celebrating” culture? or do we? either way i think i want some chicken mcnuggets!
wait, what about MCDONALDS-STEIN. i could get into some MATAZAH MCBALLS.
this song just makes my body tingle. it brings back crazy memories of being a kid, growing up in Albany…and it still hasn’t lost that fresh feeling the very first time i heard it. BIGGIE might be my all-time favorite, he just made rapping look so effortless.
just a little bit of trivia…the “lawyer” in the video was my cinematography teacher (IGOR) who DP’ed the video.
it’s not just a rad video, this girl is just GREAT!!! in a time when just about anyone can make music, good or bad, i can appreciate a talented musician like this!
i can’t talk about the project, but as soon as i can – i’ll be sure to let you guys know all about it. words cannot explain how excited i am to be apart of this. thanks to the entire team for another great production!!!
here’s a few flicks…more to come later. thanks again for all of your support
*im addicted to COFFEE BEAN! everytime i’m in LA i have at least 3 ICE BLENDED VANILLA drinks a day. the powder they use is delicious! we NEED one on the east coast.
*i heart you.
*JONAS “MAKIN MOVES” MORALES and AAHMEK.
*it was cold in LA (surprisingly)…well, compared to NYC which is still 90 degrees at night. i went to THE GROVE MALL to purchase some jeans since i only packed shorts
*SWINGERS for a quick bite to eat…and the only bite we had time for the entire day.
*KAREEM said my pile of QUINOA looked like an ant hill. it was good though.
*on set…THE DREAM TEAM…JONAS, OCHO CINCO, KAREEM and AAHMEK.
*VASH.I.IS and WILL.I.AM – this is what happens when 2 people take a photo at once. no bueno.
it’s my very first time shooting a commercial and i’m STOKED…but, i’m also super duper tired since it was a late notice gig. got the call at midnight, flight at 7am, hit the ground running to castings, scouting, and more without a moment to spare for food or rest. i’m so hungry it feels like my stomach is eating my back…you guys know that feeling?
after the casting is done…i get to possibly see my friends THE CLIPSE, THE COOL KIDS and CURT@!N$ at an afterparty for a show. i’ll keep you posted mi gente!
*fat baby man hands.
*your favorite twins, REE and DICKY – eh, DEE and RICKY.
*we imagine he was playing “stairway to heaven” as he gazed out into the sky.
*it was so long since i saw CUDDLE-TON that we embraced for 10 minutes like twins who were separated at birth.
*it was good times like usual…
*THOMPKINS SQUARE PARK
summer is the best.
the night began with dinner at 5 POINTS on Great Jones, in celebration fo JAE’S 24th BIRTHDAY!
*ELLE CLAY and JAE PONDER.
*a teeny teacup for espresso.
then we headed to SANTOS for the weekly jumpoff.
*cheers! slainte! chin chin!
*we had surprise guest inspection people come through, it was bugged out.
*SPAM! he’s the sweetest and he has a cat named “skeletor”.
*BEVY and ELLE.
*JAE, BEVY, ELLE and DWAYNE WADE.
*JAE’s first experience with QTIP, he walks around with a bottle of PATRON for birthday toasting. there’s no way around it…minutes later your chest is blazing hip hop and r&b.
*YOUNG SCOOZLE and BILLY DEE
*SANTOS is a little naughty, but at least honest and to the point!
this song makes me cry…i love it. PORTISHEAD is three times dope!
this movie is so hilarious. if you haven’t also seen “BEST IN SHOW” you need to handle that. all the actors play their parts brilliantly. both movies are great at showing how deep and pretentious are interests and arts are…
“BEST IN SHOW”, also directed by CHRISTOPHER GUEST
remember JASMINA, the sweet little girl i posted about that had the aggressive leukemia and needed a matching donor to save her life? well…she found not only one match – BUT, TWO!!! i am so happy. thanks to everyone who went out to the bone marrow drives. the news is a little old, but important nonetheless!!!
if you are in the NEW YORK CITY AREA tomorrow, APRIL 1st…please, please, please go and get swabbed to see if you would be a bone marrow donor for JASMINA. it could save this beautiful 6 year old girls life.
the process literally took less than a minute. i was in and out in under 10 minutes. you fill out forms, get swabbed and then you’re done!
yesterday me and ELLE reminisced about LAURYN HILL and this song/video came up! this was a nice track. the video features cameos by, AMEL LARRIEUX, CHANGING FACES and FAITH EVANS.
“babygirl, you’re still a flower…”
last night i made it out to support some friends and par-tay…for a little bit at least.
*HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE STEVERSON!!! i missed him and his twin brothers (ANDREW) infamous birthday barbecue while recovering from the plague. i missed out on the famous “grandma juice” that is slamming, but the recipe is super secret! i’m going to take them out to dinner to celebrate though!
*ELLE D. COLE
*ERIN MAGEE and ANTHONY “TONY” HENDRICKSON (wait! where was SADE?!)
*strike a pose!
*MIKEY from aNYthing.
*ISADORA, TIGGA CALORE and guest.
*CEDRIC HAUGHTON! he is a beast when it comes to fashion! seriously!!!
*PRINCE (damn, b! where have you been?!)
*JADE STOKES having a good time.