26 May 2010

DION LEE

DION LEE S/S 2010 "FACADE"
Images via TrendLand

DD172

There were many things said about Damon Dash after his split from business partner and long time friend Jay-Z. People didn't think he could make it on his own. There were rumours of bankruptcy, tax evasion, homes in foreclosure, and on top of this his wife, fashion designer Rachel Roy, filed for divorce early last year.
Dame, however, has brushed the dirt of his shoulder and focused his energies on a more positive project, DD172. This four-story warehouse space, in the middle of upscale Tribeca, is a mecca for the indie creative set. Featuring an office space, art gallery and music studio, this spot is a breeding ground for talent development, a place where innovative minds collaborate in hope of producing something genius. Looks like things are looking up for The Dash. 
To learn more about Damon Dash's DD172 read this candid article from The Observer.
To check out Dame's new artist Curren$y, see The Hot Spitta.
Images via Ecstatic Freshness, China Street Journal, Inquiring Mind.
Was going to title this photo "Me & my mate Dame", but I am not a very good liar. I just saw him at a club in New York a few years ago, tapped him on the shoulder and asked for a photo. He was cool though.

WINTER IS CALLING FOR LARA

Alexander Wang's Lara Combat boot from his Fall '09 Collection.
I am dreading the thought of heading back to the NZ winter chill, but if I had a pair of these on my feet, it might make the season of freeze more bearable. The first two are my favourites.
 Black
Metallic Croc
Black Velvet

Geometric Jacquard
All images via Alexander Wang

LUPE FIASCO IS BEAMIN'

Crazy cool video! Can't wait for the All City Chess Club remix featuring; Lupe, Asher Roth, B.o.B, The Cool Kids, Charles Hamilton, Blu, Wale, Diggy, J. Cole, and Pharrell.

Video via YouTube

ANDROGENIC

Raquel Zimmermann by David Sims for Vogue Paris June/July 2010

Images via Fashion Gone Rogue

MAMA M.I.A.

M.I.A. FOR COMPLEX MAGAZINE JUNE/JULY 2010
M.I.A. is a monster! This multi-talented MC/producer/Oscar nominee/style vixen and mother is returning to the scene with her new album \/\/\Y/\ (a.k.a. MAYA), due in stores next month.


Images via Complex
To see more pictures from M.I.A's Complex shoot and to read what M.I.A is saying about the current state of Hip Hop, click here.
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