Wednesday, April 23, 2008

...and this one too

Video: Dsquared Men's Fashion Show Spring 2008 Collection. Courtesy of youtube.

I mean...can I be in next season?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Webster's Dictionary

S: (n) figment (a contrived or fantastic idea) "a figment of the imagination"

What is in a name?

Video: Malcolm X interview. Courtesy of youtube.

"Racism is still alive, they just be concealing it" -Kanye West

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

"Don't steal my walk, steal my AT-TI-TUDE." - Garvin

Video: Dsquared Fall/ Winter 2007 - 2008 Men's Collection Courtesy of youtube

The best men's fashion show ever!
...and Garvin I'm working on it.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Carter, Carter, Carter...Third times the charmed

Tha Carter III was named the "#1 most anticipated album of 2007" by XXL magazine, but was changed to a 2008 release date and I have been awaiting its arrivel. The first single Lollipop is fire, even though I had to hear it about three times before I liked it.

 After it feels like a million mixtapes, the third addition to Tha Carter series is planned to be released June 10, 2008, with songs 
featuring Ludacris, 
Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Timbaland, Birdman (of course), The Game, Juelz Santana, Kanye West, Wyclef Jean, and Jay-Z.

The Good Life

"I don't do anything I don't love anymore... I loved the flashing lights vid so it didn't matter 2 me if someone one else didn't. While people chase money I pursue happiness. So many people talk about there investments or how much money they have but there's so many rich people who spend a lot of that trying 2 buy a piece of happiness. If there's anything my mom taught me is to enjoy life." -Kanye West from his blog.

I love this Kanye quote...its exactly how I feel. Do things because you love it not for the money. I do this blog as an expression of who I am, not for the profit (which at this point in non-existent lol).
This Johnny Cash song Satisfied Mind fits this quote perfectly.

How many times have
You heard someone say
If I had his money
I could do things my way

But little they know
That it's so hard to find
One rich man in ten
With a satisfied mind

Once I was waitin'
In fortune and fame
Everything that I dreamed for
To get a start in life's game

Then suddenly it happened
I lost every dime
But I'm richer by far
With a satisfied mind

Money can't buy back
Your youth when you're old
Or a friend when you're lonely
Or a love that's grown cold

The wealthiest person
Is a pauper at times
Compared to the man
With a satisfied mind

When my life has ended
And my time has run out
My friends and my loved ones
I'll leave there's no doubt

But one thing's for certain
When it comes my time
I'll leave this old world
With a satisfied mind

Friday, April 11, 2008

Forbidden Fruit

For those who are fans of the Stephenie Meyer's New York Times Bestseller and critically claimed novel Twilight and their equally successful sequels New Moon and Eclipse, you will be 
pleased to know that production has already begun for the Twilight movie. 

If you have not read Twilight (shame on you), here is a brief plot summary:

Bella Swan has just moved to Forks, Wash., the smallest town imaginable, with nothing to offer other than rainy days - until Edward Cullen and his family of vampires enter her life.  Bella and Edward struggle with raging, teenage emotions, as well as a few fatal problems, like his insatiable thirst for her sweet blood. Edward's icy flesh and gorgeous features intrigue Bella, causing both parties to be addicted to each other. What the two must figure out is if Edward can sustain himself on his "vegetarian" diet of large forest animals, and if Bella can control her clumsy behavior to prevent her demise.

I wouldn't lie to you, Twilight is addicting. I read the whole book in 3 days. I am in the process of reading Eclipse now. If you like the Harry Potter series, I am sure you will enjoy this too.

Picture from the movie. Lead characters - Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen and Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan.

Movie is planned to open of Decemeber 18, 2008...yesh!

"Stamp!" -Alex Mitchell

The Roots...

Free Concert...In DC...

on 4-20?

I'll be there! lol

Just walk up to her and say 'hi'

Video: Creative adaptation of Lupe Fiasco's And He Gets the Girl Courtesy of youtube.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Video: Yves Saint-Laurent's Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 men's collection. Creative Director : Stefano Pilati - Protagonist and model : Simon Woods. Courtesy of youtube.

The art direction and music in the video is amazing, not to mention the clothes. Definately one of my favorite designers.

A few facts about Yves Saint Laurent, the designer and brand:
  • Saint-Laurent left home at the age of 17 to work for the French designer Christian Dior.
  • Yves Saint-Laurent was founded by designer Yves Saint-Laurent and his partner, Pierre BergĂ©, in 1962.
  • In 1966, he popularized ready-to-wear in an attempt to democratize fashion, with Rive Gauche and the boutique of the same name.
  • He was first designer to use black models in his catwalk shows.
  • In 1993, the Saint-Laurent fashion house was sold to the pharmaceuticals company Sanofi for approximately $600,000,000.
  • In 1983, he became the first living fashion designer to be honored by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • Saint-Laurent retired in 2002, the brand still survives through its parent company Gucci. Today, its chief designer is Stefano Pilati.

Men Model Search

VMan Magazine and Ford Models have collaborated together to find the next big male fashion model. From now until May 17, 2008 VMan and Ford are accepting modeling photos and information. The winner of this search will recieve a contract with Ford Models and the cover of VMAN11 photographed by Hedi Slimane. Click here to enter.

Models get your portfolios ready...

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

When will we get the time to be just just friends?

You're Yoko and I'm John
You know what all my faces mean
And its easy to smoke it up, forget
Everything that happened in between

So I had love for you when I was 18
And there's no one I wanna smoke with more
Someday I'll buy the Rizla, so you get the dro
Cause we are best friends, right?

-Amy Winehouse and Malcolm Peter, Best Friends

1,000 Words

Glimpses of Inspiration...

This picture reminds me of the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding

The Kennedy's

Diana Ross' solo debut self-titled album.

Actor Jason Schwartzman

A man in Milano photographed by The Sartorialist fashion blogger Scott Schuman

Picture by well-known Vogue photographer Guy Bourdin

The Obama's

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
-Ansel Adams

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Before Pharrell and the Haircut

Robin Thicke's First Single from 2003 A Beautiful World album.

Video: When I Get You Alone by Thicke. Courtesy of youtube.

I love his more recent r&b image, but this is the Robin Thicke that I grew to love.