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Pour The Champ-Pain

In Fashion on May 1, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I’ve been an asshole lately. However, I’ve been one since I learned to formulated words, which was probably around nineteen eighty something. So nothing’s really changed. I’ve been called a bitch, but that’s only because I am a woman. I don’t think I’m a bitch. A jerk – sure. An asshole… wink. I have manipulative tendencies, too. But I’ve also got a heart of gold. Sometimes it’s like gold dust in a person’s hands. And I’m sensitive and compassionate. I cry at the simplest things. Like, an ad about abused animals. Or the joys of innocence – kids. And I’m very, very open to criticism.

However, I feel no invested emotion in oestrogen. And trust me, I’ve come across an equal ratio of men to women with this problem. Especially as of late. And maybe I’ll loose friends, because of this. But I don’t mean to hurt anyone. I have the best intentions. I mean, who knows, maybe whomever reads this will take it as an aim at them, and it’s actually not. There’s about five or more people that have drank from my cup.

At the end of the day, if you’re upset at what I have to say, maybe, just maybe, it’s not me, it could be you. Or maybe it is me? Does it even matter? Maybe we all need to do some introspection in the end but:

 “Hold up, before we end this campaign. As you can see, we done bodied the damn lames. Lord, please let them accept the things they can’t change. And pray that all of their pain be champagne.”

– Kanye West, Otis

Christian Dior Denim Flow part II

In culture, Global Musing, model, music on February 4, 2011 at 8:08 pm

It seems the initial point I tried to illustrate with my last post has been validated. The poor lustrous Adonis’  I dedicated Kanye’s “Christian Dior Denim Flow” to were left on the casting couch. And yet ,I can’t help but think the lovely Venus’ West really made the song for, will appeal to you all.

But, who am I to complain? I just really like the song.

So here we go – yet again.

“Christian Dior Denim Flow”

Kanye West (Feat. John Legend, KiD CuDi, Pusha T, Ryan Leslie and Lloyd Banks)

Press Play

“I got the world in my hands, the master plan.
But I don’t know why I keep calling
Why I keep, all of these girls at my shows
They lovin’ me. But I don’t know why
I keep calling,
why I keep calling you.”


Amber Rose via Synamatiq

“All the models to the floor right now.
All the models to the floor right now.”


Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford shot by Peter Lindbergh via Contra

“WHAT!”

“HUH?”

“All the models to the floor right now.
All the models to the floor right now”

Helena Christensen, Claudia Schiffer and Eva Herzigova cover i-D magazine via Style Frizz

“I’m in my Christian Dior with a Veronica Webb”

via BOP My Space

“Noémie Lenoir”

via Rudy Waks

“Chanel (Iman)”

via BET

“Sessilee Lopez”

via The Vogue Society

“Arlenis Sosa”

via Anne of Carversville

“Selita Ebanks”

via Esquire

“If you work with my people, speak that Jourdan Dunn language.”

via Sachin bhola

“Make a phone call, out to Joan Smalls.”

via Krave

“I wonder how it feel to lower (Lara) Stone’s walls.”

Fashion Model Directory

“Jessica Gomes, y’all, I would damage her.”

via chebelledonne.posterous.com

“And see if Jessica Stam got the stamina.”

via is this real life 2

“I’m in the car with Leo (DiCaprio) and the Benz swerve.
I heard Bar (Refaeli)

via Wzz Dirt

was friends with Esti Ginzburg.”

via Listal

“Coco Rocha”

via In Out Star

“Kate Mimosa (Moss)”

via Fan pop

“Alessandra Ambrosio”

via distraktion

“Anja Rubik”

via hotel de mode

“Get Olga… Kurylenko

via magxone
“tell her I’m very single.”

“Abbey Lee, too.”

via style crave

“I’m a freak boo.”

“I’m wildin’. I’m on a thousand.
I wanna see Irina Shayk

via magxone

next to Doutzen (Kroes).”

via nomadtwoworlds

Gentlemen, I’m gonna teach you how to…

In Fashion on February 2, 2011 at 5:39 am


Image via Swagger 360

I shouldn’t have to. But it doesn’t come easy to a lot of you, does it…


Agathe Snow x MYKITA Cyrus “All Access World” Sunglasses via Cool Hunting

So I’ve started adding a bit more menswear to my to my blog. However, despite the fact that people seem to like when I talk about it, I must be honest, I’m not doing it for men. OK, maybe just a little. Most men I know, though, seem to like my laid back look. More so than when I wear heels. That said, while I wouldn’t call my curvaceous body, or my overall look – when I get down like that – androgynous, I do like wearing men’s clothes. Put it this way: when I was a youth-ling, I wore my dad’s clothes. Down to his, and don’t be offended, drawers.


Vans x Ando & Friends E-Street Surf Sider via Hypebeast

And that translates into the type of men I’m attracted to (which my friends always seem to equate with being gay). I’ve stressed my endless devotion to Kanye West and Kid Cudi, just a few of the ultra stylish men to come out of music realm.


Image via Joe is the New Black

But in the real world, I think the difference between stylish, high-maintenance and just plain tacky is lost in translation. While the dapper phenom is re-emerging in men’s fashion, it is still but a small handful who get it. And the fact that their jeans are fitted – close to that of their female counterparts – doesn’t have anything to do with blurring the lines between men and women’s fashion – in my opinion – than it does with confidence.

Grenson for Tenue de Nîmes Denim Blue Boots via Selectism

When women say they wouldn’t date someone more stylish than them, I’m kind of like “whatever.” I say “That’s one less guy I have to upgrade.” I like style. And I’d rather be seen with someone who is a reflection of me. But that could be my dark twisted fantasy. And no, I’m not saying it’s okay to sport red skinny jeans – or any skinny jeans, period. That’s not in my books.


Nike Dunk Hi “French Football Federation (FFF)” Collection via Highsnobiety

Christian Dior Denim Flow

In Fashion, Fashion Heat, Good Look, Men, model on February 1, 2011 at 7:58 pm

With the exception is Wendell Lissimore and Sean O’Pry, you won’t catch me profiling a lot of models on this blog. But I’ve got i-D to thank for this one. Female models are all the rage, while their male counterparts get left behind. It’s funny, because in the latest issue, starring Kanye West – what a coincidence, the magazine’s fashion features editor Charlie Porter laments about the lack of support for young male designers in retail spaces. I say, the models have it just as hard as the clothes they model. Unless you’re the queen of androgyny – like Andrej Pejic, your career as a male model with longevity in this business is limited. that’s why so many of them transition into film and fashion design.

That said, this Christian Dior Denim Flow goes to these lovelies  – or, should I say, these modern day Adonis’ – gracing the catwalk. Stalking you isn’t my forte (save that for the average Joes I waste my time one), but you’re not in it alone. Maybe I’ll team up with Yeezy and create a remix… wink.

Kanye West (Feat. John Legend, KiD CuDi, Pusha T, Ryan Leslie & Lloyd Banks)
Press Play

“I got the World in my hands, the master plan
but I don’t know why I keep calling”

Andrej Pejic (represented by: DNA, I love Models, New Madison Paris) via TFS

“Why I keep all of these girls at my shows
they loving me. But I don’t know why I keep calling,
why I keep calling you.”

Marlon Teixeira (represented by: Fashion Milano, Kult, Wilhelmina) via The Fashionisto

“All the models to the floor right now,
All the models to the floor right now.”

WHAT!

HUH?

Harry (AMCK Models) via Daniel Sutka

“I’m in my Christian Dior with a Veronica Webb
Noemie Lenoir, Chanel, Sessilee Lopez
Arlenis Sosa, Selita Ebanks
If you work with my people, speak that Jourdan Dunn language”

 

Francisco Lachowski (represented by Ford, Nevs, Scoop, Whynot Models)  via Fanpop

“Make a phone call, out to Joan Smalls
I wonder how it feel to lower (Lara) Stone’s walls
Jessica Gomes, yall, I would damage her
And see if Jessica Stam got the stamina.”

Ross Crawford (represented by Models 1) via Lucy Carr Ellison

“I’m in the car with Leo and the Benz swerve
I heard Bar was friends with Esti Ginzburg
Coco Rocha, Kate Mimosa”
Alessandra Ambrosia, Anja Rubik”

Simon Nessman (represented by I love Models, Kult, Mode Models International) via The Fashionisto

 

“Get Olga, Kurylenko, tell her I’m very single
Abbey Lee too. I’m a freak boo.”

Matt Trethe  (represented by Select Model Management) via The Fashionisto

“I’m wildin’. I’m on a thousand
I wanna see Irina Shayk next to Doutzen.”

 

Spotted: The fur coat

In Fashion, Op Ed., Trend, Trend Report on January 6, 2011 at 1:54 am

I’ve never had a problem with fur. Sorry. I wish I could articulate the historical benefits to you, but I don’t think I need to. The ethical treatment of the animal means keeping me warm. I have a fur coat (I got it at a thrift store, if that helps any). But I want, desperately, a floor length fur coat with a hood. Like the one Amber Rose wore with Kanye West to the Louis Vuitton fashion show back in `09. Except, I would glamourize it with the most amazing kicks, or something completely punked out. Along with some jogging pants.


Recently Kanye West made headlines for wearing fur. Surprise. Listen, as it stands, some of the most important people in fashion wear this coveted delicacy. Yes, it is. Now, that doesn’t mean that because they do, it’s a reason to wear it. But I merely brought them up (Anna Wintour, Kate Moss, and Andre Leon Talley, respectively) to raise the point that Mr. West isn’t doing anything particularly new. And I could, if I had the resources, go back even further. Back to the days when men were in caves, let alone today’s celebrity culture. And it also had me thinking something else.


When Mr. West famously wore his fur with Amber, he did to make a statement. He had a bad ass chick, and he was going to a bad ass show. Now, he’s doing bad by himself. This statement, in 2011, is him letting people know that he’s still the don. And I commend him. Besides, fur is not going anywhere, so let’s leave it at that.

I’m not giving up on fur. And neither should the people who wear it. If you like faux – do you. I don’t. So here’s to the luxurious furs of the world. I’ll go naked and wear fur. That’s all I’d need anyway. It’s as simple as that. For your simple ass.

Ms. Wintour looks so relaxed in her fur. Why not?


The King of ostentatious fashion gave me the confidence in fur.

After much scavenging, I’ve come across some coats I would wear. If I only had the money. Well, whatever, one day. Are you ready to go?


Only Lanvin could be this elegant. Black and white long hair. I love this as much as I love a pet. Actually, I love it more.

Who knew blue fur coat be so understated? The neckline, cinched waist, this coat is perfect.


My memories of brown fur coats are big, bulky and very retro. This on the other hand is very chic. Nice length, but I want it longer.


This coat is more like it. Very versatile. Beautiful hue, and foxy. Uh, right.


I’ve never been a Supra fan, but I’ve fallen in love with these 2011 Black and white editions. And they’re here, because I’d wear them with each and every coat. Thanks to Highsnobiety for sharing this one.

If I were a boy…

In Fashion, Fashion Heat, Good Look, Icon, style on December 4, 2010 at 10:38 pm

I’m not quite sure where this new-found fascination with Kanye West came from. But you know when someone just get you? It could be the way they looked at you, gestures you never noticed before, or something they said. In this case, I never been ignorant to the fact that Ye is one of the best-dressed men of his generation, but it’s mainly he’s reasons for being so… fly.

Ye’s swag goes beyond that of being a star. It’s actually quite subliminal, or, maybe not. But to at least try to understand Kanye West is to get that wearing a gold chain, furs and designer brands is because he is a king. And this goes way back. It’s so far back in history that for some people, it’s uncomprehensible. To understand Ye’s style, is to understand a certain type of history. And that’s why I’ve become enamored with Mr. West. Now more than ever before.

I half-jokingly told my friend about it the other day. “To date a guy like Kanye West means a guy I don’t have to upgrade.” The truth is, a lot of guys I’ve been into have always resulted in me thinking “You know, he would look so much better if…” Who needs that when you can have someone as on point with their fashion as you (at least try to be), even when you’re not trying? I tell ya, and many women can attest, those types of guys – who happen to be straight – are hard to come by. And that’s what makes Ye my dream man. I know that if he wasn’t famous he’d still be fashion-conscious, because it’s in his genetical make-up.

Style Icon: M.I.A

In Fashion on May 30, 2010 at 9:53 pm

M.I.A’s a revolutionist. And not in the conventional sense. With her infectious tunes (Paper Planes being her most memorable) political innuendos, dashing good looks, and exuberant style sense, she’s been titled the official queen of hipster-dom. But gimmicks aside, she’s added some much-needed colour to music’s current bland (and deteriorating) state.

Not one to shy away from controversy, she recently sparked some online feud with ex-New York Times editor Lynn Hirschberg for she claims to be a fabrication of facts for a recently printed profile. Truth said, I don’t blame M.I.A. It’s not her fault she’s beautiful, and in tune with fashion and art. She uses these tools as vital weapons to get her point across. And even if her songs only graze the surface of the Tamil Tiger feud in Sri Lanka, if it gets people listening, is it really that bad? (As it stands, despite M.I.A infamous Grammy appearance with the fearsome four T.I., Jay-Z, Lil’ Wayne and Kanye West, according to M.I.A, nothing changed.)

Since seeking refuge in America (she was put on a black list and not permitted entry by the time Kala was released), she’s adding mother and de facto wife to Benjamin Bronfman to her resume, and is set to release her third studio album Maya.

In the case of M.I.A, it’s more than the visual aesthetic, she’s a true testement of someone walking the walk. She – along with Wyclef Jean – can speak of pain, because they come from it.

 Oh, and by the way, pictured here and looking gorgeous as ever, is M.I.A dawning Alexander Wang for GAP at the 2010 MET Gala. Take That.