Last Thursday I payed a visit to Brooklyn Bowl to catch the future soul band Hiatus Kaiyote’s first-ever performance in New York CIty. Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, these up-and-comers are reigniting that funky, electronic, jazzy soul that is currently lacking in music right now. Nai Palm, the bands lead singer has already been compared to Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse and Eryka Badu which is a pretty legendary cast of soulful chicks! The critics are actually spot on! I was absolutely mesmerized by every performance. Even DJ ?uestlove couldn’t get enough and he’s usually the reason why people are bowling on a late Thursday night in Williamsburg, but not this Thursday. It was all eyes and ears on Hiatus Kaiyote’s soulful sound.
Below is a video of my favorite song on the album and is currently at the top of my playlist “Nakamarra”. Actually, each and every song on their debut album “Tawk Tomahawk” are my favorites, but this was the song that got me hooked on! This song just puts me in a good mood when I’m taking that morning train to work! Enjoy!
Here is the acoustic version! With some added help with a few desert essentials!
With the drop of another stellar show this past NYFW F/W13, designers Dao Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School are quickly climbing the ranks of the menswear food chain. This season they wowed the crowed at Milk Studios drawing in celebs such as Carmelo Anthony, Fabolous and A$AP Rocky. The vibe of the collection was that casual athletic cool mixed with a polished feel. Perfecting the juxtaposition of style elements from street to mod and rugged to minimal. You get a little taste of everything currently dope in menswear in my opinion such as athletic shorts over trousers, all leather everything, ombre’s, streamlined suiting, scarves tucked in your headgear and patent leather shoes with thick white soles (Public School x Generic Man) all done in a street savvy sensibility. No longer are they the rookies in the game, the NYC duo are major players now!
One of my favorite Korean designers Push Button recently teamed up with Harvey Nichols Hong Kong for an exclusive capsule collection this winter. Creative director Park Seung Gun continues to “PUSH” (no pun intended) the envelope by innovating the new of the new with his unique and loud designs. For this special collection he sticks to his guns with a bold and fun color palette of neon yellow and pink and grounded by a shade of navy and leopard prints. Combined with the sporty fabrics and silhouettes makes this line-up a definite must have, but how the heck can I get my hands on these rad pieces? Maybe a round trip ticket to Hong Kong is next on my agenda?
Once again the Kenzo x New Era 59Fifty fitted’s are back!! This season the collab is inspired by the colors and prints of Kenzo Takada’s legendary Jungle Jap store back in the 70’s. From animal to ethnic-like prints, the collection has a wide a range of fitted caps that got us Kenzo Kids going bonkers! Get em’ quick, they will be sold at select retailers worldwide and Kenzo.com.
It was definitely inspired by the fast-paced world of adventure films, with a few fitting tributes to the Indiana Jones films or “Jurassic Park” by Steven Spielberg, but it also took inspiration from “magical” places that actually exist, like Mount Nemrut in Turkey.The classic “venture into the jungle” theme is what first inspired the series, but I’ve also tried to bring in some more urban jungle influences or whimsical themes as well. You’ll find a hardy combination of Rousseau’s jungle paintings and the giant pigeon sculptures found in La Grande Borne (a low-income housing district in Grigny, just south of Paris).The motifs and the prints have a kind of childlike, comic book, or even pop art style, which really works well with my photos”.