It was only a few months before I first visited 5 Pointz in Long Island City, where it was officially announced that the mecca of graffiti was going to be destroyed in November of last year. What has merely been 1/2 a year ago since the “whitewash” of the worlds greatest aerosol art pieces seems like it was just yesterday. I can definitely feel that lingering pain of the graffiti art community as I somewhat have become a huge supporter and follower of the art form over the years in my time NYC. What was once the epicenter of the graffiti scene and a historic place for hip hop and New York City, will sadly be converted into two high-rise luxury apartment buildings. Hundreds, maybe even thousands of artists passionate work over decades have been erased and I was lucky enough to see this 200,000 sq. foot canvas of the worlds best artist and their amazing colorful pieces right before it was completely whited-out. Sad to see you gone 5 Pointz.
Even though it was a dark and rainy day, it was a blessing in disguise. Normally, there would be tourist by the bus loads and packs of people parading the grounds, but because of the gloomy skies the crowds were extremely light and we photographed and observed at ease.
Shorts: Zumba, Top: American Apparel, Sandals: Zara, Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Miss my fro :(
Sou Sou - Japan Made
Shirt: Comme Des Garçons Black, Pants: Champion, Shoes: Sou Sou
I know MADE Fashion Week was like 3-4 months ago, but it’s better late than never. Let’s just say I haven’t been on my Tumblr game lately. Nonetheless, here are a few shots I took at MILK studios featuring some of the coolest cats in menswear today.
Stoked that I got to chat with Brandon Bass from the Boston Celtics (MY TEAM).
J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks
While everyone is still salivating over the attention loving twerking of Miley Cyrus, I’ve been hooked on to this younger, mysterious and much much much more talented artist from New Zealand named Lorde. This up-and-commer is only 16 years old and her debut album entitled “Pure Heroine”, which is launching on Sept. 30th is exactly what it is!! Her first single “Royals” has been on constant repeat, in the shower, at work, on the train, wherever. The song was apparently written by the artist in 30 minutes, now how dope is that for a girl her age. The video for “Royals” is brilliant too!! So simple and yet so effective in capturing your attention. In my eyes, she has the raw talents and the tools to do great things, hopefully she keeps making music like this and never twerks her way to the top of the charts lol.
Follow her on FB, Twitter, Tumblr and IG.
#converse x #commedesgarcons ❤
Remember those gym shoes we used to rock in the 90’s as youngins?? Well, Raf Simons and Adidas brought them back and better than ever for their first collaboration for fall. The retro silhouettes and space-age details make up a dope ass pair of high fashion running sneakers that go with anything in my opinion. I can already see myself wearing a pair with a suit for work and maybe with some sweats for the weekends. They dropped a few weeks ago and are retailed at nearly $400, done up in numerous color-ways and styles. Getting my pair this weekend!
Photo credits: Kith NYC