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Month: October, 2010

Skillz and His Cypher


I didn’t watch the BET Hip Hop awards… and the reason I didn’t will be kept to myself. I heard about parts of it, but the only part I really wanted to know about was The Cypher. I heard about it… and investigated for myself… and as you can see the official Cypher video isn’t posted. But what I did hear before I heard the official Cypher, was this verteran MC from Virginia doing what I feel needs to be done in hip hop: utilizing the internet to take Hip Hop back to it’s roots. He wasn’t pleased about something, he put it in bars. They didn’t give him a voice or a platform, he created his own… and what do you know, he kicked the door so hard, they opened it and gave him his invite.


Notes of Love

La Parola Amore Esiste Editorial
Model: Simon Nessman
Photographer: Emilio Tini
Publication: The Room

I saw this editorial entitled La Parola Amore Esiste(Notes of Love) and I immediately had to post it. Why, I’m not exactly positive. There’s not much that I want to talk about with it. I just saw fashion and appreciated it for what it was. I mean I saw Simon Nessman for the opener, and he’s one of my favorite male models and then there’s Evandro Soldati, and although he’s not a fave, I still like him as a model. Marcel Castenmiller and Jacob Coupe are faces that I recognized as well. It’s a lovely fall editorial, each image beautiful in it’s own right and able to stand alone… sort of like a good art series would. Why don’t you take a while and peruse the selection.

Models:Adrien Sahores, AJ Abualrub, Anu Koski, Benoni Loos, Evandro Soldati, Jacob Coupe, Jakob Wiechmann, James Smith, Lea T. Marcel Castenmiller, Mathias Bergh, Naty Chabanenko, Nikola Jovanovic, Ryan Kennedy, Simon Nessman, Will Lewis, William Eustace
Photographer: Emilio Tini
Fashion Editor: Emil Rebek
Publication: The Room

Carolina Blogging Luncheon

So last week, I attended the Carolina Blogging Luncheon which was put on by Teowonna Clifton and Kaela Harmon of Sweetwater Productions. There I saw Anne Postic, Najee Wilson(the Style Editor of VENT magazine), Jai Marshall, and Lord Maxwell among many others. It was a pleasurable experience and the video of course is just me… musing as I do oh so frequently.

The images from the Lord Maxwell post 🙂 Hope you enjoy.

glasses DViations
scarf DIY(crocheted)
shirt Puritan
vest point zero
bag Saddler by Bosca
chinos Tommy Hilfiger
shoes Filas

ring KR3w
bracelet Invisible Children

VIDEO: The Urban Jungle

So sadly, things haven’t been working out like they were supposed to. An accident will do that to ya you know? I’ve been presevering through everything, but just know that I sadly did not get to attend Fashion Greenville so you will not be receiving a video about it. But this video is one I said I would post. I’ll talk more about it… after class.



http://www.megavideo.com/v/9P4FJT0Z7cbf34dd784f8c9f9fae7f11a8f3fa79Little J has returned. She came, she saw, she conquered, and just like that, she left. For that…. I was disappointed. But trouble seems to be brewing on other fronts, webs being more interwoven that they seemed previously. I just pray that next week isn’t a rerun.

FIXATE: Lyndsey Scott

So during the fashion weeks I keep track of faces. I love faces. But more than just faces I love a fierce runway face. So it was impossible for me not to see and remember Lyndsey Scott’s face. I mean I first saw her face during the Fall/Winter 2009 show season. She walked an exclusive for Calvin Klein. Why is that significant? She is the first minority model to do so ever in Calvin Klein’s history. More recently, her face stood out in the Prada Summer/Spring 2010 show because she was the only minority model in the line up. So I think it may be time for you guys to get a little more familiar with her.

Name: Lyndsey Scott
Place of Origin: New Jersey, United States
Date of Birth: December 7, 1990
TFS Thread

Uno (Barcelona)


Lyndsey’s Runway work is EXTENSIVE, I tried to write down all of the shows down but at 24 shows strong, even with skipping some… I decided to stop. Luckily, New York Magazine as a slideshow of some of her runway moments. Also Bellazon has a good thread containing alot of her moments. I’m just going to list some of the ones I feel were more important.

Calvin Klein FW 2009(exclusive)

Prada SS 2010


W Magazine(Double Vision)
Love Magazine(Wash Your Face in my Sink)

W Magazine(Chic Mystique)

W Magazine(Run of Show)
Elle Italia(Nuovi Mix)


Beginning with Lusan Mandongus

Label: Lusan Mandongus
Collection: Fall/Winter 2011
So I’m flitting around town this morning when I stop at a red light and notice that I have an unread email about some updates in the fashion world. I casually open it and glance at the headlines and all I see is bridal, bridal, bridal. I’m reading about Monique Lhuillier, Reem Acra, as well as Badgley Mischka and Kevin Hall, who has only just launched his label. Then there’s Thread, one of the first labels that made bridesmaid dresses that were actually attractive, and I’m like… what is it with all of this stuff. After inquiring on twitter I find out that it is the time for bridal shows, and although I have never covered the shows before, and I am by far not the most experienced hand at critiquing bridal wear, I know I can start like most bloggers started blogging… This collection is PUUURRRTTYYYY!

See the rest of the collection in the galleries.

Leiomy on the Girls

Her name is Leiomy Maldonado, but most know her as Leiomy Mizrahi. She is voguing. More specifically we call it vogue femme. She is LEGENDARY! Get into her and her movement. Do you see the dollars raining from the crowd? That’s not apart of the show. When we say pay homage, we’re not talking about just verbally… we like to see those little green pieces of paper.

You all were gagging over the performances of Vogue Evolution on America’s Best Dance Crew and I only shook my head. Do you see why?? There’s only one thing you can give to the Legendary Mother: TENS ACROSS THE BOARD. Well of course and a cameo in what is one of the hottest music videos to come out this year, Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair.”

VOGUE-a highly stylized modern dance characterized by photo model-like poses integrated with angular, linear and rigid arm, leg, and body movements. There are three major ways of voguing: Old Way, New Way, and Vogue Femme

Vogue Femme– fluidity at its most extreme; exaggerated feminine movements, influenced by ballet, modern dance, and breakdancing. There are Five Elements of Vogue Femme:

  1. Hand Performance
  2. Dramatics(Spins and Dips)
  3. Catwalk
  4. Duckwalk
  5. Floor Performance

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"Whip it Real Good"

Music Video
Song: Whip My Hair
Artist: Willow Smith
Director: Ray Kay

Where do I begin???

  • The styling was just right! Wardrobe that was done by Mariel Haenn gave me the right mix of Lil Mama, Rihanna, and individuality in this video to show that Willow really isn’t one to play with.
  • The beauty… I ask for glamour and they delivered! While I was unsure about the heart in the opening scene, Marcia Hamilton did end up giving me what my heart needed, wanted, and desired for the video. You guys know I love a good mohawk and pompadour! And the nails… oh those nails! And the eyelashes, and the lips… although I feel weird saying these things since she’s only 9… she murdered the industry in one video.
  • The choreography… who I’ve yet to get a name on(while most are saying it’s J.R. Taylor it didn’t look too similar to his choreography video on YouTube, and he hasn’t claimed it on his blog.) gave me EVERYTHING! It wasn’t too old for her, and yet it was still ageless so if and when I want to… I can do it. Plus the cameo by Leiomy(the teacher)… to die for.

All in all the video was officially a breaking story. Oh and now that I found out that my dreads can move…


FIXATE: Noma Han

Model: Noma Han
Photographer: Sean Watters

It is true, normally there is a showcard to open up a Model Spotlight post. There are extenuating circumstances though! I mean Noma Han has only recently gone blonde(or blond if you prefer). When I say recent I mean like, after Fashion Week recently. I think the blonde hair has only been in maybe one photoshoot(that has come out) which happens to be in the latest issue of Fiasco, “The Lost Issue”, which I haven’t blogged about yet. Oh get your panties out of a bunch, I’m getting to that! But until I do, let’s fixate on the Korean creation that is Noma Han… It’s so sad that I can’t just download my adoration for him into you… you must get your own!

Name: Noma Han
Place of Origin: South Korea
Age: 19

Red (NY)

Noma Han booked like 8 runway shows his first season in New York… so I’m not even going to try to cover every show. I’ll post alot of them but don’t expect this to be a complete list.
Petrou Man SS11

Noma Han has exploded “underground” and “indie” circuit so again… I do not expect to have a comprehensive listing of all of his editorials.