Here are some favorite looks from day four and five of the Swimwear Fashion Show, whcih was held in Miami and ended Monday. Cia Maritima (shown above) and Lisa Blue stood out for their colorful prints, and Shay Todd receives points for sophisticated suits that can do double time as tops.
See more on the next page (hole your cursor over the image for identification).
Balmain and Ittierre SpA are set to launch a new accessible collection, designed by Ittierre and communicated by Balmain themselves.. Pierre Balmain is a more “downtown” collection from the brand that looks to land in more than 700 doors worldwide with their Spring/Summer 2012 collection. A variety of catgeories will be touched: “all clothing categories from eveningwear to daywear, from tailoring to jeans.” Much more as we get it.
More looks after the click.
Up next is a detailed look at the new uniform experiment Fall/Winter 2011 Collection Lookbook. At the center of the new collection is a rather big collaboration with Keith Haring, including a full capsule collection, featuring the art of the late artist. Furthmore UE worked with Carhartt, Kangol, Nike and other brands on interesting collaborative items. They still present a few suits, ties and formal wear in general, something that the line did more heavily in its early days.
Check out the full collection lookbook after the jump.
In celebration of the massive 20th anniversary held in Yokohama, Japan by Mighty Crown, a popular fixture in the reggae dancehall scene, the group has entered into a collaboration between their own clothing line, Nine Rulaz, and Stussy. The collection of reggae-themed t-shirts features a special graphic print on the front and is available in black, white and grey colorways. Priced at ¥5,250 JPY (approximately $70 USD) the tees can be purchased through Stussy Japan.
Mishka has put together a nice lookbook of their Summer collection shot throughout Budapest. The items are modeled by members of the Mishka team themselves as they cruise around a cool night in the Hungarian capital. The lookbook shows no clear and specific focus on the garments of the collection rather but functions more as a documentation of the guys' midnight stroll rather than an in-your-face lookbook, opting for more subtle product placement, and I like it. Check it out below
Childish Gambino has been kind of quiet lately, but he explains his hiatus & performs a new song for the lucky people in the audience. Childish Gambino world premiering a brand new song from his upcoming album live from his special show during Comic-Con at House of Blues in San Diego, CA on July 22, 2011.
Amy Winehouse was found dead in her apartment in London today ... TMZ has confirmed.A press release from the Metropolitan Police, which doesn't specifically name Winehouse, says:
"Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased.
On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained."
Winehouse famously battled addiction to drugs and alcohol and was in and out of rehab several times throughout the years.
Last month, Winehouse canceled her European tour after a performance in Serbia where she seemed completely out of it.
Considered the greatest basketball video game ever made, it was always going to be a tough ask for 2K Sports to one-up last year's epic NBA 2K11. Produced in conjunction with Michael Jordan and featuring His Airness on the cover, it seemed the only way way 2K12 could possibly live up to it's predecessor was to... be produced in conjunction with Michael Jordan and feature His Airness on the cover! Yes, the 2K12 cover is graced yet again by Michael Jordan, busting a move in the Air Jordan XIII. (Oh, and he's bought along a couple of friends for a pair of alternate covers as well... you might know them!)
International Ska superstars 311, have released their 10th studio album for preorder sale. The follow-up to their album 'Uplifter' that debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200, has been highly anticipated for two long years. 311, known widely for their songs 'Creatures for a While' and 'Amber' , dropped their first single from the album back in June called ' Sunset in July '. Pre-Order Universal Pulse 311-Amber
They're also touring the U.S.
UNITY TOUR – SUMMER 2011 – TOUR DATES:
7/6 Wednesday WICHITA, KS
7/8 Friday BONNER SPRINGS, KS (KC)
7/9 Saturday ST LOUIS, MO
7/10 Sunday MILWAUKEE, WI
7/12 Tuesday PITTSBURGH, PA
7/13 Wednesday DETROIT, MI
7/14 Thursday CHICAGO, IL
7/16 Saturday CINCINATTI, OH
7/17 Sunday COLUMBUS, OH
7/19 Tuesday OMAHA, NE
7/21 Thursday HOLMDEL, NJ
7/22 Friday WANTAGH, NY
7/23 Saturday BOSTON, MA
7/25 Monday BETHEL, NY
7/26 Tuesday PHILADELPHIA, PA
7/28 Thursday VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
7/29 Friday WASHINGTON, DC (Bristow, VA)
7/30 Saturday ATLANTA, GA
8/1 Monday CHARLOTTE, NC
8/2 Tuesday RALEIGH, NC
8/4 Thursday 311 POW WOW FESTIVAL, FL
8/5 Friday 311 POW WOW FESTIVAL, FL
8/6 Saturday 311 POW WOW FESTIVAL, FL
8/11 Thursday LAKE CHARLES, LA
8/12 Friday HOUSTON, TX
8/13 Saturday DALLAS, TX
8/14 Sunday AUSTIN, TX
8/16 Tuesday DENVER, CO (Morrison, CO)
8/17 Wednesday SALT LAKE CITY, UT
8/19 Friday SAN DIEGO, CA
8/20 Saturday IRVINE, CA
8/21 Sunday SANTA BARBARA, CA
8/23 Tuesday SAN FRANCISCO, CA
8/25 Thursday EUGENE, OR
8/26 Friday SEATTLE, WA
First off, click this link & enjoy the preview o f his digi-album ! Gilbere's Bandcamp . Don't ask me why I've been postponing fully listening but, I guess I've been overwhelmed with greatness. Either way I'm extremely impressed with his flow & choice of beats to spit on, he's an alternative rapper after my own heart.
( & easy on the eyes !)
Michigan born/ Philly bred -- Gilbere is a young lyricist inspired by the likes of BIG,Pac, Roy Ayers and the creativity of artists such as Phil Collins and Sade. Taking off with his hit 'Born in '87', Forte's hard work began to pay off with notoriety from Hip Hop's own DJ Cannon, who proceeded to host Gilbere's 'Eyes of Veritas'. Gilbere continued to gain fame by jumping on popular electro and dance records such as remixes to Adele's Set Fire to the Rain & Stromae's 'Alors on Danse' featuring Kanye.Take a listen to Gilbere's collab with Eve & Swizz Beatz - Everybody Coolin Remix, let us know what the Nerrds think!
Have you ever tried to find a gift for a well styled guy? If yes, you know that shopping for guys can be relatively easy if they fall into the sports, gadget, and power tool loving categories. But if the guy you’re shopping for is a bit more particular, prefers loafers over sneakers, blazers over hoodies, you just might have a harder time finding the perfect gift. Here are my 11 Gifts for The Well Styled Guy to make your shopping a little easier…
1. Black Rebel Swatch
Price: $65.00 at store.swatch.com
This ultra stylish all-black watch is sleek, modern and oh so cool! The guy sporting this watch is confident in his own style which means he doesn’t need all the fancy bells and whistles. It doesn’t have to glow in the dark or tell him the phase of the moon. It is simple yet stylish which means it will go with anything thing he wears.
2. Bēhance Action Journal
Price: $17.50 at shopwritersbloc.com
What makes the Action Journal better than his plain old Moleskine? It’s the perfect combination of a journal and planner utilizing the action method to get his ideas organized and implemented. A sleek suede-to-the-touch hardcover and bright band in either orange or turquoise adds a little extra pop of color he’ll appreciate.
3. Spyderco Perrin PPT
Price: $229.95 at spyderco.com
There is something about pocket knives that bring out every man’s inner Boy Scout. If you want to appease his inner adventurer without compromising style, this is the gift for him. This manly yet stylish pocket knife is named after Fred Perrin; a Tae Kwon Do champion, French Army Commando and professional knife-maker.
4. Mini Munny 4-Inch White Edition Vinyl Toy
Price: $9.95 at kidrobot.com
Speaking of boys and their toys… why not get him one he can design himself? These customizable vinyl toys come enclosed with a mystery accessory, sticker and mini marker. If he lacks the artistic ability to create a one of a kind design don’t fret! Get him the limited edition commissions from any of the renowned artists listed on the Kid Robot website.
5. Kenton Sorenson Leather Dopp Kit
Price: $145.00 at contextclothing.com
The dopp kit is an absolute essential for any guy whether he’s well styled or not. This is the male equivalent of a makeup bag; which makes it an esstential. If the guy you are shopping for is a traveler, this would be the perfect gift for all of his grooming necessities. Using natural leather and being handmade, this dopp kit will eventually age and with continued use will turn to a rich deep golden brown color. The bold stitches and single leather strap makes it a must have for the well styled guy.
6. Men Science Advanced Body Scrub
Price: $21.00 at menscience.com
For the guy that is bored of the regular bar of soap, this body scrub might be what he is looking for. Good for all skin types, this body scrub buffs away all of those dead skin cells leaving his skin smoother and cleaner. He will definitely appreciate it.
7. Full Size Unscented Shaving Kit
Price: $100.00 at theartofshaving.com
Whether he has a beard, keeps it short, or has the smoothest cheeks you’ve ever seen, all facial hair needs grooming. This hypoallergenic four piece kit will give him the look he is going for while protecting him against all those pesky ingrown hairs, nicks and razor burn. This facial care kit comes in 3 other options: Lemon (for normal to oily skin), Lavender (for sensitive skin), and Sandalwood (for dry skin).
8. Rum Candle
Price: $52.00 at malinandgoetz.com
You’d be surprised to find out that a lot of men like candles. With notes of rum, leather, and vanilla, this candle is sure to keep his nose happy!
9. Japanese Selvedge Denim Tie
Price: $115.00 at davidhartnyc.com
The idea of buying Dad a tie every Father’s Day didn’t just fall out of the sky. The well dressed man knows that the right tie can make or break an outfit. 100% cotton and hand tailored, it takes a man with some serious style to pull off a denim tie. Paired with the right color shirt and a fitted vest or blazer, he’ll easily be the best dressed guy in the room.
Notorious for their angsty and anarchist tendacies, it's hardly ever a shocker when news breaks of "street artists taking a stand". However, when one discovers that stand is against the streets themselves, a grafitti artist's canvas, jaws tend to drop.
Artists like Kidult, Blu, Maismenos, and Katsu are revolutionizing the street art scene, taking it off the sides of buildings and construction sites and delivering it to a more permadent home, on your computer screens. The mission: to create peices best experienced via the web. Using the internet how the streets were used in the past, these neo-graffiti artists take full advantage of the platform, actualizing what may seem fake or impossible, and making it look damn good.