Friday, July 17, 2009

Quality Coming Soon

For the fashionable purpose of this post the phrase "coming soon" isn't referring to things that are to come but rather a clothing line. Coming Soon happens to be the newest clothing line designed by Yohji Yamamoto. The line seems to be the offspring of Y-3 borrowing certain notes from the parent brand however the more you get into this new line the more you will notice that it has a distinct style of its own.

Company Philosophy
"Coming Soon is a brand created for a generation of women and men who wear what they like, without stating who designed it. Wearing Coming Soon is an act to express who you are through the essence of clothing, fabric and cut for everyday comfort and style."
I like the aim of this new line so I decided to field test a piece. I went from Central Park to SoHo, walked the Brooklyn Bridge and went deep into Bed Stuy Brooklyn comfortably. The only mark to separate this shirt from any other ordinary black shirt is the circle stitching on the back which holds the neck tag. The top is well crafted and surprisingly breathable which should come in handy this summer because if the past two days in NYC were any indication we are in for an extremely hot and uncomfortable summer. The abuse of the obvious labels look is over-saturated, I hate when everyone can glance at me and tell what I'm wearing. Let your day to day outfits be a guessing game.


The Path

Life is one long journey on a seemingly never ending path. 

No two paths are alike, everyone must follow their own path and drive in their own lane in order not to get sidetracked from accomplishing their goals. Sometimes we get so caught up in other peoples lanes that we start trying to accomplish their goals; thats when you start to lose sense of who you are.

The path isn't always going to be a well lit one. Often times you'll be lucky if you can see two steps ahead of you but you should nevertheless be appreciative.

Life is not knowing exactly what is going to happen along this path but staying the course anyway. Anticipating the stepping stones and determining where they are going to be judging from the ones that you tripped over before. 

Most importantly of all life is about enjoying life.


Facial Innovation

Slow & Steady Wins The Race
Black Hinged Sunglasses
Now you see me...

now you don't.


To Stud or Not to Stud?

Easy Y Studded Tote

In my honest opinion I think this is a very good bag. It is a well crafted update to a classic bag that came out very well. My only discretion with the bag is the studs, I can't see myself walking through an airport with the sun reflecting off the studs on my bag blinding all of the innocent tourist just trying to get back home; thats just wrong.
So for the conscious traveler YSL presents to you:
Easy Y Small Suede Tote

Now this is a better option for those of us who don't want the studs on our bags however in our attempt to avoid getting the studded leather bag we are left with the stud-less suede bag. Now if you don't mind treating your bag with more care than your first goldfish then this shouldn't be a problem for you. However I am well aware of the fact that I am going to drop the bag down anywhere, throw it over distances that I can hardly see well and store it in the worst places. If this sounds like you then prepare for the outcome.


A Photographic Memory

I had a complete journey today that started in Central Park, involved me seeing J Alexander in SoHo and finally walking across the Brooklyn Bridge for the first time in my life. I would be a fool to complain about the outcome of my day; simply divine.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

It's a Lifestyle: Tag or Die

Posting this tag means more to me than most of the other pieces that I put up because I actually know this artist. He drew this tag out for years before he even took it to the streets. He spent an entire year working on this one tag until he was satisfied with it. The last thing I heard about him was that he was incarcerated. We all travel different paths but it is where we end up that defines us.



Once a day I come across something this cool but they aren't all as photogenic as this scooter. I really like the way this picture came out because this is exactly how I saw it in my head and I wanted to share it with everyone. Hope it brings you all as much joy as it brought me.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Your Energy & Mine

Francesco Clemente

What colors do you see when you close your eyes? If you could see energy, what color would your own energy be? With all the technological advances the contents of the mind is the one thing that is still private. What stories unfold in the privacy of your mind? 

I guess we'll never know.

Look at the piece again. If I am the man depicted then what is on my mind?
Only she knows the answer to that.

I guess you'll never know.


A Great Way to Start Your Day

"Plan B sucks! If you have a plan B it's because you haven't committed to plan A. You might not see the whole staircase but you have to start at the first step. Start where you are and work your way up. The only thing you should be falling back on is your butt!

Great $cott Inc. of the B.E.S.T family
Bringing Everyone Successful Together


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"I'm Not Governor For Nothing!"

Everyday can't possibly be a good day so on the bad days when you can't find a smile, watch this and laugh until you cry.


Monday, July 13, 2009

Brains, Beauty & MCM Shades

Amber Rose

When you want to learn anything the best way to gather information is to google it. When I got home and I googled Amber Rose I couldn't find one sentence that encompasses the woman that I met today and that is a shame. This woman's energy is so positive that I didn't see her, I felt it as I walked past and it grabbed me so I looked back only to see that this strong flow of positive energy belonged to an equally beautiful woman. A woman that has been talked about by every single gossip site and hip hop radio station in the tri state area. It's just a shame that through all of this talking no one really hit the nail on the head.

This is a woman who's inner beauty outshines her stunning physic the moment she speaks. If you plant a seed of negativity you can expect nothing but negativity to grow. If you remain positive through moments of extreme negativity you can accomplish anything. We had a very random yet interesting conversation on everything from energy to fashion and I can honestly say that this woman brightened my day. 
Thank you


A Hendrix So Real

Sebastian Krüger

While walking through SoHo today I stopped in this art gallery that caught my attention by the name alone "Pop". Upon entering I was greeted by a slew of inspiring pieces but out of the sea quality pop art work two Krüger pieces caught my attention: a Mick Jagger and the Hendrix that you see above. This Hendrix played Stairway to Heaven for me. I touched the painting and plucked a string on the legendary guitar, I asked him for his jacket and he gladly relinquished it to me with a smile but I couldn't get a block in it because it was too big for me. That is how real the paintings are in this gallery so please do yourself a favor and check it out.

Pop International Galleries
473 W Broadway # ANew YorkNY‎ 
(212) 533-4262


The Heart of the City

My friends from out of town look to me as their insight to what New York City is like in the summer. There are people all over the world that desperately long to come here, so they paint this grand picture in their minds and hold it dear to their heart as inspiration to finally make the trip. I get asked a million times "what is the city like?" and I could never find the appropriate words to answer that question. I end up saying a bunch of things that make no sense to the inquisitive friend at all. 
New York is an attitude, it's a feeling that you feel when you've just finished a meal and even though there is nothing on your plate you cant help but stay. Funny thing is most of our meals are eaten on the go: Burger King, Wendy's, McDonalds. We are loud even when our mouths are closed. We use our clothes to express our souls. It sounds something like: sizzle, scorch, pot hole, pardon me, loud engine... BRAKE! necks turn, real slow. It looks like a concert, fashion show, reality show, tv, short skirt, big chest, hot girls, feel me?
These shots of SoHo today capture just a bit of what I wish everyone who has never been to New York City could see. 

When people come here they always looks at the buildings in astonishment but what they don't realize is New York City is the people, not the actual buildings.

The CheeseSteak State

Last weekend Judah, P and myself took a trip down to Philadelphia. The catch was that I had no idea what we were getting into until we were within an hour of our destination. We had a very eventful weekend to say the least. From Judah and P not being able to get into the club because they have dreads, to this statement "Oh your spanish? So your family makes taco's and borrito's right?" we had a blast. Next time you feel the walls closing in just get up and go somewhere; you never know.