Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The one that I really want wasn't made. I am on the fence about which one I am going to get.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
it is like a big party.
It is gonna be big.
Oh and Vinnie Chase was there he said that he liked it. He is extremely cool BTW. I spoke to him for a little while and he is really chill.
Go check it out.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
I don't know what her role will be in the movie but I do know that the writers over at SATC are full of shit. It is speculated that she will be working with Big. SMH. Why would they pick one of the sexiest women in the world to tempt Big? Why not average sexy? This had better be good. Again SATC writers and costume designers, I do not believe you.
Please ladies, do not believe for a moment that if you met Penelope Cruz at your hubby's office Christmas party and they work together, that you shouldn't bust his ass and then beat hers. I don't care if she is not his type,or she is just cool or just a friend, she should get the shit beat out of her for having a "regular people" job with her overly sexy ass. Go be rich for being sexy. Your hubby should have frikkin quit as soon as he saw her. Too damn sexy for them to be in the same building everyday. Kick his lying ass teeth in!
I really hope they make it believable. I'm definitely going to watch the movie now, then again I have watched Penelope's spanish movies. No subtitles. No SAP.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Black people have dealt with arguably the worst treatment in the history of the world. Almost 400 years of slavery in America, discrimination that is still being exercised today and social programing that has pitted blacks against one another in their own neighborhoods. There is no way to compete with that. The mental conditioning that is deeply ingrained in blacks is strong enough to last for the next couple Milena. It has bred an insecurity and uncertainty that is almost uncontrollable. Despite the historic mistreatment, and against overwhelming odds, black people have been able to excel in most any situation. Quite commendable, and if I may say so, it is the most amazing comeback story ever.
As I was shooting fashion week I was keeping my eyes open for black models. I saw a few here and there but definitely not a large amount. There is solice in the fact that Chanel Iman, Arlenis Sosa Jourdan Dunn, Sessilee Lopez are tearing the fashion world apart. Beautiful women of color at the forefront of an industry that has allegedly been racist in the past. Hats off to Beverly Johnson, Iman, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks for kicking the door down.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
So WTF just happened? I'll tell you.
Well it's not all his fault but I credit him for popularizing the hoodlum geek chic movement. His whole crew of self proclaimed fresh boys have been heading up a movement (only because they are in the limelight) that is giving people the impetus to explore their deepest darkest tastes in fashion. They are making it okay for people to be a little to the left.
I recently shot a Haitian Hip Hop artist from Harlem named Spark Flame. It is immediately evident that this dude has his own style and is very comfortable in his own skin.
There is simultaneously confidence, comfort and humility in SF (as his fans call him). It is rather refreshing to see someone in the industry truly going his own way. SF has done shows for Hot 97 and with some of the biggest names in Hip Hop and is just pretty chill and level headed. After a few outfit changes I was able to see that it was not about what was hot in the streets, it was about what was hot to him. I am the same exact way.
Do you and own it.
Don't misunderstand me, I am not saying that being influenced is a bad thing, I am saying being brainwashed is. Develop your own Fresh. Don't walk around looking like somebody else (on purpose) that is just plain wack.
So what did we learn?
If your jeans are so tight that they cut off circulation to your legs, when you have them on at the crease between your ass and leg, You are an ASSHOLE. Stop standing like Betty Boop!
You make your clothes stylish not the other way around.
Success does not mean that you have to be obnoxious.
Stop dressing like a douchebag because you saw it on T.V.
Be comfortable in your skin and whatever you do is stylish (well almost). You will be able to pull off anything.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Me, my cuz Manny and Luca Brazzi (the lil man) chilled for the day all over New York City. I realized that no matter what the hell is going on, Luca stops the show. I couldn't shop, they damn near shut Gucci down to talk to him. We barely made it passed the first floor in Saks and we never got a chance to eat at all. After a while I began to expect that Luca was using us for the ride to get to the City and then get his mack on and just as I suspected Luca decided that he was gonna take the wheel.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Chyna Layne, young actress from N.Y., moved to L.A. and doing pretty damned well over there. I mentioned her in a previous entry. She just finished a movie called Precious (based on the novel Push) that was met with critical acclaim at the Sundance film festival. Her rap sheet is growing and growing and I predict that she will be A-listing soon. I've known her for YEARS!!!!, hadn't seen her in a while and the shoot gave us a chance to catch up (insanely fun too). For someone so young Ms. Layne has been through quite a bit. It is amazing to see her and how she deals with the Hollywood BS and the pressure of a job that demands so much of her. I did my bid in the industry and I commend anyone that can beome successful in it. Check for this chica, I expect her to be big. Check her out @ chynalayne.com
Monday, August 3, 2009
New York city nightlife is pretty much the creme de la creme of the world. I've literally travelled all over the world and I have seen some nice shit, but NYC is like none other. The night life in New York is always buzzing. Showcase entertainment is murdering the streets and their parties don't get dull. Vegas (international) is a co-founder of Showcase entertainment and president of VI degrees of separation inc. where he is an event coordinator and lifestyle concierge (yeah lifestyle concierge). If you have never been to a Showcase event, do yourself a favor and get to one. showcasenyc.com. You can also check out vegasinternational.blogspot.com for what's on his mind.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Does that mean I like to pleasure trains? Do I prefer conductors? What the fuck does that mean?
Okay, okay, so the word pretty much means that you are heterosexual dude who is heavily concerned with your appearance. I dig it. I understand that the term is to imply that one is overly concerned with their (his) appearance but for the love of god, aren't you supposed to be concerned? I was recently called a "metrosexual" because I love to dress like I have a sense of pride... and yes I am a bit of a shopaholic. Well where is the middle ground. I don't want to look like a homeless dude. Is that what a real man looks like? A real heterosexual man? I am completely heterosexual and have never had a homosexual thought (although I have watched Sex and the city and I do speak Prada) but I dress however the hell I want to dress. I don't have a problem wearing jeans that fit, not skinny jeans and not off my ass. Jeans that fit, On my ass. I like them and I don't think that I should wear my jeans any differently to prove my "manhood". As a matter of fact, short lesson;
"Dressing up" does not mean that you buy an XXL white button up, (your dress shirts should not have letters for measurement in the first place) some over sized khakis and your Prada sneakers.
Tucking your over sized shirt into your over sized khakis, that are hung low off your ass is not cool.
Because you paid $320 plus tax for your prada sneakers does not qualify them as your "dress up shoes" Prada actually has a whole department of shoes and it is usually right next to those very same sneakers.
fix your hair.
and for Christ's sake talk like you have some sense. Enunciate.
I am not speaking to one specific race either, this is across the board ignorance that I am addressing.
The simple fact is that well dressed is well dressed. There was a time that you couldn't go anywhere half-assing. Hollywood was always dressed to the nines and the hood was always fly as hell. The gangsters were in suits. Getting caught out there looking sloppy was an indication that you weren't doing too well.
Metrosexual my ass! I am all for expressing myself however the hell I want. I shave in the morning and I brush my teeth. I like to shower and I like to wear deodorant. I like to wear the shit that I like, and I like for it to fit on me. Just my personal preferences. It has nothing to do with sexuality. For the record there are a ton of gay men that don't give a damn about their appearances, and there are just as many that have the same stupid ass fashion sense or lack there of as the hetero slobs. Maybe a term should be coined for people who dress like shit and don't give a damn about their personal appearance. That would actually be way more appropriate than labelling the people who do what they are supposed to do.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Anyway I was commenting on her natural beauty to a friend who in turn told me that that is the only way he sees a woman as beautiful...
I can say that this is the stupidest comment I have ever heard. Of course there is something to be said for natural unaltered beauty but seriously come on.
That conversation lead to another conversation where another of my friends told me that Beyonce was an everyday average looking chick, without her makeup of course. He then proceeded to tell me that without makeup she is completely wack to which I replied "you smoke a potent strain of crack!"
Look the fact is there are different tastes for different people. I am not particularly an advocate for makeup and weaves and whatever else, but if that is what makes someone happy, then more power to them. Further, if it enhances their beauty then that's even better. I've seen many women with and without makeup and I have seen first hand how it can enhance beauty, but my boy is acting like it is false advertising. Is cutting your hair and shaving the same thing. If we expect the all natural thing then why not wake up and go where you're going as is. Why get braces? Why trim your nose or ear hair. These things are considered hygiene but let's be honest, it is all about appearances and looking and feeling the best you can. I'm not talking about not bathing or brushing your teeth, I'm talking about keeping you shit tight. If that means a little makeup and a tight weave then cool.
On the flip side you don't want to go out looking like a burn victim or a clown with all the excessive makeup and wigs. There has to be a balance to everything. I can't understand why people can't appreciate beauty for what it is.