Friday, February 26, 2010

Ah, Amber...


A picture in a frame.

Fashion, your cure for the recession...


If you're in the NY this weekend, and willing to brave the weather, Housing Works annual Spring Previews just may be the fashionista's cure for the recession. The organization has just re-stocked their thrift shops on the heels of Fashion Week, so if you're anything like me, you're probably thinking about the deficiencies in your spring wardrobe.

The group gets donations from a-list designers and then sale the items in their thrift stores for up to 80% off retail with the proceeds going to help the homeless. In addition, the group even has humanitarian efforts in Haiti. Details on the click.

By the way... did I mention that lines usually stretch around the block for this event, so we suggest fashionably early will be a good look! After all... life is good, but living is better!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Puma and Kehinde Wiley Spring/Summer 2010 Collection


Artist Kehinde WIley, best known for his unique style of incorporating prints and hyper color into portraits, has joined forces with Puma for a collabo. Check out more photos after the jump...

Images: Puma/ Highsnobette

Young lion... Sewn From the Soul


The fellas over at Street Etiquette have put together an outstanding campaign titled, Sewn From The Soul, to pay homage to some of our champions in African American History. The young lion featured in the campaign really struck me, so I want to give a big up to the cats over at Street Etiquette for keeping the torch lit.. Style is such a personal thing, and when you see young guys reaching out to the shorties... it just keeps the progression steady. 

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. - Proverbs 22:6

Images: Street Etiquette

Lost today (1983)


Born today (1841)


Lost today (1970)


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

First... Grey Matter


Grey... because life is good, but living is better!

Some images: Sartorialist

This little piggy...

We've all heard stories of the pros and cons of eating pork, well at MIO restaurant, which features an array of urban Latin American cuisine of metropolises like Mexico City, Lima, and San Juan to name a few, the other white meat is a staple. My good friend and business associate, Manuel Iguina, is the proprietor, and most gracious host of the establishment. Earlier this week Manuel gave my good friend Derrick and I an up close and personal look at a whole pig that was prepared for an event that evening.

Now whether you eat pork or not, I think we can all agree that this is one of the many facets of the good life. There's nothing better that sitting down in a nice establishment to dine, and unwind with friends, or business associates. MIO's is one of my "go to" spots for a nice meal or an even better atmosphere; after all, life is good, but living is better! In the picture that follows, Robert Quarles, one of the chefs at MIO, stands at the ready to carve up the pig. 

MIO is open daily for lunch and dinner, and weekend dining on Saturdays. For more information call (202) 955-0075, or click here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Drizzy gets buttoned up for GQ


The new prince of Hip-Hop is getting buttoned up for GQ. The magazine sought the chosen-one for a dress-shirt primer. See more looks after the jump...

Be sure to check out the March issue of GQ for the full article on the ABC's shirting featuring Drake. Drake is stuck on BLAZE, and shows no signs of lettin' up anytime soon. Here's a look back at his first video that kicked things off...

Drake "Best I Ever Had" from kwest on Vimeo.

Photos courtesy:

Mr. West, all in for "Coldest Winter"


Rapper/ fashion icon Kanye West has said, and done many controversial things, over the past couple of years, but this time he's really done it.  He hit this one on the head when he said, coldest winter, especially for the east coast set as we are finally emerging from our record snowfall. Here's a look at his latest video, aptly titled, "Coldest Winter."

KANYE WEST "Coldest Winter" Directed by: NABIL  "ITUNES link below" from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

Coldest Winter probably meant one thing for Kanye, but for me... I'll deem it an ode to Spring, after all... life is good, but living is better!

SKNY set to POP-UP in Atl


One thing about designer Shaka King is, you never know where he's going to "Pop-up" next, First Street Style has the inside buzz that's all over the streets. King is plotting a private showing via a "PoP-Up Shop" in the Atl. That's right Atlanta, Ga. will play host to Shaka King New York's first ever "PoP-Up Shop."

King says attendees will be treated to an inside look and private of "Oceanic," his Spring/ Summer 2010 collection. Guest will also gets first dibs at the remaining items from "Freeze Frames," his Fall WInter collection of 2009/10. For details on where, click here.

Below are some shots that have leaked out which show some of the items that will be available...

Be sure to hit the SKNY "PoP-Up Shop" if you're in the Atl this week, after all... life is good, but living is better!

Me... no swagger? Fuhgedabout it...

Italian style and swagger, as only Simone Righi can...


Born today (1868)

Du Bois.

"But what of black women?... I most sincerely doubt if any other race of women could have brought its fineness up through so devilish a fire."

Born today (1965)