Alright, so i won't be posting for the next few days, I know your really bummed out right? Don't worry. Monday night I'll be back and probably jet lagged. My birthday is friday, and I will be celebrating in Indio, California at the Coachella music festival. The lineup is pretty amazing, like Prince headlining Day 2, the main poster is posted above and you can check out the rest the acts we will be checkin out. So, hopefully I come back with fresh ideas, stories, and pictures. Be easy! Peace.
Damn, I'm always out of town for this party, and it looks like fun from all of the pictures that get posted everywhere. Go!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
The Pirelli tire company releases a coveted calendar every year for an exclusive list of clients and VIPS. The calendar started in 1963 and has an illustrious history of using top models and photographers to create some of the worlds most desirable images. Notable photographers include Mario Testino, Annie Leibovitz, Herb Ritts, and Peter Lindbergh. The list of some of the iconic women include Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss, Jennifer Lopez, and Iman among many others. The images themselves have generated enough publicity within their exclusive circles throughout the years to make this a cult item people need to have their hands on. A 40 year retrospective book was released to commemorate the images that show flirtations with sensual fantasy and beauty executed through the lenses of the some of the worlds most dynamic photographers. Images are from 1963-2004. I know quite a few people with birthdays in April and May, HMMM...I'm thinkin' this is a good gift...Enjoy. Available here
SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY
This is a really good video from VIMBY spotlighting some of Philadelphia's up and coming talent. It's becoming more evident in marketing that encompassing diversity within your brand is crucial to success. The exchanges between fashion, music, art, sports, and culture are triggering exciting talent with a common philosophy to come together creatively. It's occurring at all levels of the industry. The Takashi Murakami retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum recently is a prime example. That night saw an intense performance from Kanye West, an artist with not only an inimitable musical gift, but you have to give it to him, the boy has style. Past Murakami collaborator and top American fashion designer, Marc Jacobs was there to show support. In front of the museum, stands of fake Louis Vuitton bags proved to be a teaser to the Louis Vuitton shop that was set up inside. Ah, art, commerce, and globalization, the world is yours friends.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
THE BLACK LIPS- Veni Vidi Vici
They are playing on my birthday in Indio, California at the Coachella music festival. I will be there. I plan on doing exactly as the famous quote says. Conquering it all! One day at a time kids. You should too!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
So, I arrived in Philly last night at around 1 a.m from New York. Finally! It was a busy week traveling. I joined my girl Gill at the Girl on Girl party at Sway the night before in Manhattan. It was fun. I mean, we didn't get there til 2 a.m, but we made the best of it. Makers Mark on the rocks for me. Oi, Oi, Tone took our picture, a couple times, ugh. I HATE GETTING MY PICTURE TAKEN! Everytime. DAMN! But back to Philly, my home for the moment, that I love so much. I hit the streets hard today. I obviously stopped at Omoi to show Lizzy Liz Liz my new haircut. Yes, I chopped it. Severely. I stopped at Grasshopper, ladies, you really need to go in there for some AMAZING dresses and tops. As well as vintage deadstock Christian Dior shades. They do carry menswear, but I suggest stopping at Omoi first. Just sayin. Grasshopper is right next to American Mortals. Ask for Brooke. She's great. It is also a couple doors down from Lolli Lolli, a fabulous children's boutique. I also stopped in the Matthew Izzo store on Walnut. I was fuckin STOKED to see that they carry Surface to Air from Paris. Thank you!!! Forward fashions! I think I just get happy when people 'get it.' Also, Head Area, the salon in the back, my girl Ruth works there. Ask for her. Does a perfect blow out. I did stop in Urban. Please, take it from me, don't waste your time. Unless you are a super hippie and don't mind paying for overpriced Shwag. They do have good books though. Liz has better ones...
Enough retail! Now time for the bars. I HAD to stop at Bob and Barbs to see Butchie. He opens the bar and ALWAYS has the best shit on the jukebox. Jazz, Soul, R&B, etc. Don't fuck with him. He also provided the best comment of the week:
"I don't know who your baby's father is, but y'all had some good rhythm!"- Butchie after looking at a recent picture of Lola. God Bless him
P.S Butchie swears he is Lola's daddy... hahaha! I am a proud mami.
Finally, we ended the night with rockabilly bands at the Tritone. I fell in love with Rockabilly tonight...
Monday, April 14, 2008
So in addition posting on RIFE, I will also be contributing to the BijulesNYC blog that just launched. I'm pretty stoked to be working on the new site. Much love and respect to Jules Kim and what she has done in the past four years with her jewelry and accessories line. Check it out the blog for updates on the company and the points of views from the people working on the team.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Been geeked bout this for a minute now. I hope you kids can represent for this rifey mami!
This kid turns two on thursday and we are going to the LIVE onstage version of GO DIEGO GO! and then having an amazing party on Friday complete with a bounce house. holler. Family FIRST. Above all. Shit is for real. Much respect to my girls, and boys who hold it down with children and STILL live a colorful life. Do what you love, never work a day in your life.
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“The best way to waste your life, ... is by taking notes. The easiest way to avoid living is to just watch. Look for the details. Report. Don't participate.” - Chuck Palahniuk.
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Joshua Liner Gallery
548 W. 28th Street
New York NY 10001
Love the title of the show, and it's sure to deliver.
Yes! i haven't seen Aoki since Chicago at the Debonair Social Club about a year ago. Damn it's been awhile. Oh and A-TRAK? did anyone see him at Transit with Kid Sis? No? Didn't think so. The Barbary however will be drenched with heat. That photo booth will be rife with energy. Count on it.
This weekend is going to be AMAZING ;)
Friday, April 4, 2008
I wore these on the day of the Bridge Art Fair in New York last Thursday. I had been traveling the entire week and I couldn't fit these in my luggage so I had to wear them. Not that I'm complaining! Love 'em. In fact, my most comfortable pair of shoes. However, they have taken on a life of thier own. Everytime I have them on in New York people stop me to take pictures of them. Most notably at the DQM store. Even here in Philly, BadLuxury.Blogspot.com spotted me at the Jinxed Heart show. Back to the point, this dapper lookin fellow snapped my boots at the fair and told me the blog he wrote for, Increase-Decrease.com. Just today I finally checked it and his blog is pretty dope. Shout to Reynolds.
Last night in New York was crazy. Started out with Makers Mark Manhattans at this Korean restaurant around the corner from the Showroom Gallery. Food was amazing and the bartender was a trip. By the end of it, we were singing whatever Kanye West song was on and and I busted out with Outkast's International Players Anthem, (the girls part). After two Manhattans I can make friends with the wall, by the way. Ok, so it was off to the gallery. OI OI was that place HOT. Crammed with people. So much so, that I bumped right into Claw Money and didn't realize it til I looked at the chick who stepped on my shoe. Fafi looked darling, Cope, the True Legend was hangin tough. The house was packed. Here are some flicks from the show.
This guy below, Mel, is amazing. I ran into him at the Come Correct show where he asked to take my picture. Then we went to Gallery Bar for DVS shoe party where we met again and took more pictures. After THAT I saw him at the Red Bull Space where Chuck Inglish, one half of The Cool Kids was Dj'ing. More pictures followed, and so did more drinks, all free. Score! We ended up havin a chat because our meetings were sheer coincidence. Some people you are meant to meet, I guess. He takes photos for the Village Slum. Check it out.
Here's one of his shots from last nights events.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
So Wednesdays at Bob and Barbara's are Bingo Bob's chance to humiliate any competitive spirit facing the fate of the randomness of the Bingo Ball shaker...welcome to my world. After months and months of playing I finally won last week. Go figure, I won a bunch of raunchy porn that doesn't mildly turn me on. However, I did win a strawberry patched denim cell phone case that I 'forgot' at the bar...I was on a roll last week. Yet, the bonehead I was with called 'BINGO' when he didn't have it and had to buy Bob a shot. What a retard. Sorry love, but it's true. We take bar games rules serious...Anyway another round is underway tomorrow nite. Our girl Ang is working at the Tritone, with Papaya bartending across the street. He makes some stiff dranks, and I Loves it. Yes, loves it. Oh and if your reading this today and weren't at BNB's tonight, you missed Hip Hop tuesdays with DJ LEXX. God Damn. Everything from the Jackson's to Wu Tang. Friends rhymin' on the front stoop, smokin butts, gettin down to Slick Rick, B.I.G, (my personal fucking favorite), and LEXX must love me. Cuz he weaves in that mix tape shit with one of my main mangs, METHOD MAN. I know one of his babies ma's. You know this one biddy bop from my home spot. OOPS??? did i say that out loud? Mr. Meth, yes you.
Here's Bob. Get your ass down to BINGO for fun and food. Fun is Bob and food is of course from my main man, Chef Lucky. If your LUCKY maybe you can score his famous Mac and Cheese recipe. I already have that shit, and I'm keepin it under wraps.
The 17th annual Philadelphia Film Festival kicks off this thursday, April 3rd and runs to Tuesday, April 15th. You can catch flicks at six different spots. In University City The Bridge and The International House. Center City at the Prince Theater. Also catch films at the Ritz East and Ritz Five in Old City. John Leguizamo is recieving the Artistic Achievement Award this year for his contributions to the industry. Loved him in Empire, (and To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar) He's Puerto Rican...
A Kaleidoscope of Fashion!
This month's issue of V Magazine is fiiire! Gwen is featured on the cover with an interview and photography through the lenses of Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot. In the interview she discusses the Sweet Escape world tour she just finished, life with Gavin and bebe, and the new No doubt record! The Spring Fashion editorials are ridiculous. Photographers include Nick Knight, Mario Testino, Sebastian Faena, Mario Sorrenti, Alasdair McLellan, and KT Auleta. Love the Bag Ladies spread by KT, and The Girl Next Door spread with Gisele by Alasdair. You won't be able to flip through it at the store, unfortunately, it's wrapped in plastic. Nonetheless, you will want to buy it anyway. Um, yea, and i really want the Uniqlo sweatshirt Gisele is wearing. It's got a diamond in the sash. The 'Miss Thing' one. Swank shwag, magazines bring the Life to otherwise idle items.
The girls at Worship Worthy interviewed Brooke Nipar, the Photo Editor for Missbehave Magazine. Get some scoop on what it's like to shoot M.I.A and Amy Winehouse. She also cites Rojas as one of her favorite fashion lines. Once again, i have to plug Omoi, because not only is it the single store in Philadelphia, but one of the few on the entire East Coast to carry the line. Thanks to yours truly. Wink Wink. Not only is Brooke a talented photographer, she's got looks too.
For more from Worship Worthy click on our links.
Also. How amazing is Liz in this Rojas colorblock windbreaker?!
Go buy one! or a Rojas dress, casual yet stylish stuff that can be worn from day to night. What's betta than that?
Our girl Gaskill makes the best wishlists. We are addicted to her updates because the girl scours the internets for the most fire gear and we love her for it! Here are some of our choice picks...check the rest of the list HERE
CTRL jackets. Puerto Rico, OHHH!!!
Air Force 180
Bijules NYC serspensive pinky ring
Claw Money Bamboo earrings
Air Max 90's Cocktail
Daft Punk Be@rbricks and CD boxset
P.S We also LOVE Be@rbricks! So does Lola, and Fendi apparently. I was in New York and the Fendi store has a MASSIVE Be@rbrick in thier window.
Get your fix at OMOI. DUH, Liz carries the best shit
Catch Liz and or Grace between 16th and 17th on Pine