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Sea Captain

Poseidon [poh-sahyd-n, puh-]
noun
the ancient Greek god of the sea, with the power to cause earthquakes, identified by the Romans with Neptune.

$10 Crown (Party City)
$5 T-Shirt (Old Navy)
Gold Zipper Necklace (Lucratif Street)
$5 Blazer (Goodwill)
$20 Ralph Lauren Jeans (thrift)
$3 Socks (H&M)
$45 Vans Boating Shoe (Vans Store)

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Colorado Rocky

iconic [ahy-kon-ik]
adjective
1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an icon.
2. Art . (of statues, portraits, etc.) executed according to a convention or tradition.
3. a person or thing regarded as a symbol of a belief, nation, community, or cultural movement
4. a person regarded as a sex symbol or as a symbol of the latest fashion trends
5. a pictorial representation of a facility available on a computer system, that enables the facility to be activated by means of a screen cursor rather than by a textual instruction

A few weeks ago, I traveled with one of best friends and filmmaker Fred Altman to his hometown of Denver, CO. In the midst of enjoying time with his family and eating an endless amount of home-cooked food, we had an opportunity to travel to the Red Rock Mountains to take some new shots for my next layout.

$4 Glasses (Sante Alley)
$7 Scarf (H&M)
$10 Mickey Mouse T-Shirt (Target)
$20 Vintage London Fog Trench (Goodwill)
eyeconic Button (heardemsay™)
$20 Levi's (Sante Alley)
$45 Vans (Vans Store)

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ConsignMen :: Grand Opening Ball

This past Thursday night, I was invited out by friend and menswear designer Quimari Majette, to the grand opening for ConsignMen. In the grand ballroom atop the gorgeous PE Lofts in Downtown Los Angeles, myself along with about 100 other invited guests enjoyed delicious catered food and an open bar as we viewed some of the best pieces the brand new store has to offer followed by a very heartwarming introduction to the company by owner Ryan Crowe. Great night! Great people!

Click here to find out more about ConsignMen and all their amazing inventory!

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Get Lucratif!

#TeamWin was in full effect this past Saturday night for a showing of our very own, designer Christina Valenzuela's collection, Lucratif Street! Keisa Sullivan (of KS Consulting, Inc) and I served at stylists for the night! Along with a showcase of brilliant head pieces by JNG Floral Designs, a very energetic audience at Vanguard in Hollywood cheered models on as they got a preview of the latest collection from Lucratif. Before we could even get the models back backstage, we were bombarded with inquiries from Vanguard's guests who wanted to know where they could get the pieces they'd just seen! We had SO much fun and I'm definitely looking forward to next #teamwin project to come!

From the company: A lot of people ask, “What does Lucratif Street mean?” Well both words are carefully defined and when they come together it creates Lucratif Street. Lucratif is a new way of spelling “lucrative” and if you don’t know what that means let me break it down. It means ‘money-making, highly profitable’. In the new spelling ‘abundant in all aspects, creatively determined to succeed, goal-breaking hustler’ can be added to that definition. Street. That part is simple. The place where you came from, your ‘hood, your block, your suburbs. Wherever and whatever you come from that has made you who you are today. Those obstacles put in your path that you climbed over. Together the words make “Lucratif Street”.

A place where the motto “Making Something Out Of Nothing” comes from. Get Lucratif.

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50% Off at American Way

Attention all Angelenos! American Way Thrift Stores is offering customers 50% off all clothing (with printed coupon below) Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to noon! See coupon for all 3 locations! I've been to the one in Burbank and the Valley. They always have great inventory with really low prices. That coupled with the extra 50% should have you spending next to nothing while feeling like you left with everything!

From the company: We are a thrift store specializing in low priced and quality items ranging from clothing & shoes, furniture, toys, electronics, books, records, jewelry, appliances, antiques and a whole lot more! We have 3 locations to serve you better! Come visit us 7 Days a week! We serve in Lancaster, Pomona, Burbank California.

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Check Out :: Cee-Lo, Mac, & Donald

CEE-LO X THE LADY KILLER

Music lovers rejoice! Cee-Lo Green's long awaited album The Lady Killer dropped today! Of course, through my gracious friends in the music industry, I've had it for the past week and have not been able to stop listening since! What I love most about Cee-Lo is that he gives his listeners something completely unique with every project he releases. I didn't think it could get any better than his mixtape Stray Bullets he released this past summer but...it did! Please please please go out support this man!

Click here to purchase The Lady Killer on iTunes!

TRACK LISTING

1. Lady Killer Theme (Intro)
2. Bright Lights Bigger City
3. Forget You
4. Wildflower
5. Bodies
6. Please (feat. Selah Sue)
7. Satisfied
8. I Want You
9. Cry Baby
10. Fool For You (feat. Philip Bailey)
11. Its Ok
12. Old Fashioned
13. Lady Killer Theme (Outro)
14. F**k You

MAC MILLER X K.I.D.S.

During my trip to Atlanta a couple of weeks ago, my college roommate and producer Marcha, played one of the dopest mixtapes I've heard in a while! Imagine my surprise when I found out that the music I was zoning out so hard to was by an 18 year old white kid from Pittsburgh --- Mac Miller! K.I.D.S. features mostly all original music and only one guest appearance from fellow label mate Chevy Woods. Salute to Mac and Rostrum Records for this mixtape!

Click here and download K.I.D.S.

TRACK LISTING

1. Kickin' Incredibly Dope Shit (Intro)
2. Outside
3. Get Em Up
4. Nikes On My Feet
5. Senior Skip Day
6. The Spins
7. Traffic In The Sky
8. Don't Mind If I Do
9. Paper Route feat. Chevy Woods
10. Good Evening
11. Ride Around
12. Knock Knock
13. Mad Flava, Heavy Flow (Interlude) feat. DJ Bonics
14. Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza
15. All I Want Is You
16. Poppy
17. Face In The Crowd
18. Bonus: La La La

CHILDISH GAMBINO X CULDESAC

I'm always fascinated by triple threats. I firmly believe that God bestows each one of us with our own unique talents. And usually we're all really great at one thing, maybe even 2 if we're lucky. I first caught wind of triple threat artist Donald Glover when I became a fan of NBC's Community last season. I knew was an actor, writer and comedian...and this past summer I found out that he's also an extremely talented recording artist! I've been sitting on this mixtape for a minute and let me apologize in advance, but I guarantee you if you haven't already heard it, it's well worth the wait! Culdesac takes you on a journey of struggle, triumph, love and the chronicles of growing up a Black nerd (something I can totally relate too).

Click here and download Culdesac.

TRACK LISTING

1. Difference
2. Hero
3. I Be On That
4. Got This Money
5. So Fly
6. You Know Me
7. Let Me Dope You
8. Do Ya Like
9. I'm Alright
10. Glory
11. Fuck It All
12. I'm On It
13. Put It In My Video
14. These Girls ft. Garfunkel and Oates
15. The Last
16. Got This Money (Acoustic @ Ace Hotel)
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D Love the Kids!

Major congratulations are in order for my dear friend and designer, Delise Ana, who won the "little black dress" contest at Friday's HOPE4Children Foundation celebrity charity auction, competing against 9 other emerging designers!

HOPE4Children Foundation, LA Models and their organizational partners comprised of events specialists, PR experts, professional entertainers, and fashion show directors, hosted a star-studded and glamorous evening to commemorate the 5th Anniversary of HOPE4Children. The Gala and Awards Fundraising Show commemorated the 5th Anniversary of HOPE4Children featuring couture fashion show by Project Runway alumni Scott Jerell and Mila Hermanovski and America’s Ballroom Challenge, Octavio Carlin. Opening act by Donald Trump Reality Show Star and LA-Based designer, Sterling Williams. Accessories by Left Turn Jewelry and M.A.I. Collections; shoes by Chic Little Devil; Hair by Paul Mitchell; Make-up by All About Face. World class entertainment and awards to honor patrons of the arts and emerging talents and youth leaders.

H4CF is a nonprofit whose mission is to “Help Others Prosper through Education.” Its philosophy is rooted in the power of education to level the playing field and develop empowered leaders of the future by fostering education and arts and mentorship in these fields among the youth and emerging talents. In light of its mission, H4CF planned this gala is to provide a venue for L.A. based artists to exhibit their creative geniuses. To support emerging designers, H4CF launched the Little Black Dress Contest to expose these artists to mainstream industry and media.