A friend of mine hit me up on twitter and told me about an event called 50 shades of J’s that was being hosted by Rime NYC. As soon as I heard it was a art show inspired by Jordan sneakers I was sold. (the free drinks was also a major plus).
I was pretty impressed with the Jordan camo piece. It always nice to see an artist put a new spin on something that has been used so many times before.
Here’s a fun fact: For the last 4 years every time I try to purchase the space jams during the Christmas season there is alwaysssssss some natural disaster that occurs. Which ultimately leave me space jam less. -_-
As a whole I thought the event was pretty dope. I found out the owner of Rime NYC actually knows my boss that I do graphic design work for. (small world right!?). She told me about some cool new project she has coming for the holiday season with a MAJOR sneaker company. I cant say much but all I know is I’m invited to the release party . I also had a convo about Bluu Dreams while I was there but I don’t want to jump the gun and say something before it happens. All I can say is stay tuned.
June 2, 2013
The Divers League snapback collection drops May 31st. Until then enjoy my look book that was shot at Robert Moses Long Island.
May 29, 2013
If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you would have seen a good amount of photos talking about my first Bluu Dreams snap backs. For those who didn’t know (which is probably everybody reading this) I was shooting to release this with the “Divers League” release but I decided to push it back. Why do you ask? I just felt the hats deserved there own separate release. I actually made that deicion after the labels came wayyyyy later than intended -_-. But good things come to those who wait right?
As soon as I put the final touches on the Divers Club snap backs I knew Robert Moses would be the perfect place to take the photo shoot.
Unfortunately, I forgot most of Robert Moses was washed away by super storm Sandy. Lucky for me there were still some keys spots I could use to help paint the picture for this release.
Ill have the full look book for the snap backs up tomorrow. Until then. Happy Memorial Day .
May 27, 2013
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May 24, 2013
So last week I made a last minute/random trip to NYC to attend the book launch for the new Frank 151 book. Like most people reading this, I had never heard of Frank 151. The best way I can describe Frank 151 is a book full of small open conversations with Djs, rappers, artist, and clothing brands about who they are and what they’re about. As awesome as the book sounds that was not the real reason I dropped everything to go to the book launch. The real reason I went was to listen to Vashtie Kola and Nick Diamonds speak about there road to success in their business endeavours.
Just to give some quick background info on the panelist, Vashtie Kola is the jack of all trades in the street wear industry. Shes a video director that has worked with Kendrick Lamar, Joey Badass, Justin Bieber and the list goes on. If you thought that was a lot, Vashtie is also a DJ, party promoter, and a clothing brand owner. As far as Nick Diamond goes he is the owner of the biggest street wear brand right now called Diamond Supply Co. With that said, I figured I could learn a thing a two or at least get some inspiration.
I’m not going to lie I definitely felt very inspired while listening to Nick and Vashtie’s humble beginnings into their respective careers. However, Nick’s story was the one that hit home the most out of the two panelist. I was really surprised he was able to build his clothing brand on very to little marketing money and no bank loans. His advice to anybody trying to start a clothing company was to use as many free marketing outlets as possible to help get your name out.
I talked to Nick after the event and thanked him for coming out. Hes really a down to earth dude.
I got a chance to chat it up with the very beautiful Vashtie. I actually found out we have a couple of things in common. Not only do we both run our own clothing brand but we’re both Trinidadian.
At the end of the day the event was a success. I walked away with a few ideas for the brand that I plan to start working on asap. Stay tuned