"4:20am" sets the mood … 


Mood. Set. Match — Bad Evolution [single] by Chasms


Beyond moved! THE DOOR by Ava DuVernay, via http://www.miumiu.comis the fifth Miu Miu Women’s Tale, a celebration of the transformative power of feminine bonds, and a symbolic story of life change. 

Ava DuVernay was the first African-American woman to win the Best Director Prize at Sundance Film Festival, for her second feature, Middle of Nowhere, in 2012. The Door stars Gabrielle Union, Alfre Woodard, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Adepero Oduye and singer-songwriter Goapele.


WAYWARD DENIM CO. FALL/WINTER 2013 COLLECTION DEBUT

Designer Sam Adegoke’s installation (3/9 @ Siren Studios, Hollywood) featured a display of edgy, vintage inspired looks tailored for the motorcycle enthusiast.

Engineered for durability and comfort, WAYWARD’s premium Isko manufactured denim employs reinforced stitching and abrasion resistant lining with Kelvar and Cordura polymers on the knees, hip and buttocks. Understated Italian leather jackets include impact resistant padding to protect the rider. The everyday man will appreciate the remarkably fortified elements of the craftsmanship and the rider will revel in its safety detailing.

At once raw and refined, Adegoke, a rider himself who comes from a lineage of tailors in West Africa, has crafted a collection offering a clean finish with streetwear appeal.

(Photos by Ernest Skinner) 



WAYWARD DENIM by Sam Adegoke 2013 promo. Perfection. 


ALREADY OVER, my first short film, was completed during the 1 Week Digital Filmmaking Program at New York Film Academy. I am forever changed…  

(and since I failed to include it in the credits, the song used is Blouse’s “Fountain in Rewind”)


D’Angelo. Full circle. 


Frank Ocean is just…

Frank Ocean is just…


Tucked away in Room A at Columbia Records in Hollywood on Thursday evening, the handsome FRANK OCEAN sat before a sparse crowd and previewed his upcoming debut CHANNEL ORANGE (out 7/17). “This will take about an hour of your life,” he prompted. 

With its fetching diction, ethereal R&B, punctuated hues of funk and Motown, and lush keyboard and electric guitar, FRANK’s CHANNEL made me look at life differently - - with more passion, honesty, and method. Osmosis.

A sound-color synesthete, meaning he sees certain colors when musical notes are played, FRANK said he called the record CHANNEL ORANGE because orange was the color he saw, “The summer I first fell in love.”  

These lines, stacked between generous interludes, stuck with me…

DO YOU NOT THINK THAT FAR AHEAD?…NOT SUGAR FREE, MY TV AIN’T HD. THAT’S TOO REAL…SWEET LIFE…WHY DO YOU NEED THE WORLD WHEN YOU’VE GOT THE BEACH?…TOO MANY BOTTLES OF THIS WINE WE CAN’T PRONOUNCE…SUPER RICH KIDS WITH NOTHING BUT FAKE FRIENDS…MAIDS COME AROUND TOO MUCH, PARENTS AIN’T AROUND ENOUGH…I’M SEARCHING FOR A REAL LOVE…I’LL SAY I’LL JUMP, I NEVER DO…TOO MANY WHITE LIES AND WHITE LINES…TAXI DRIVER, YOU’RE MY SHRINK FOR AN HOUR…IT’S A BAD RELIGION, TO BE IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE WHO CAN NEVER LOVE YOU…PLEASURE, PLEASURE, PLEASURE…THICK GIRLS ARE MADE FOR CUDDLING (AS SAID BY ANDRE 3000)…BUT FRANKLY, WHEN THAT OCEAN IS SO FUCKING GOOD…MY FINGERTIPS AND MY LIPS, THEY BURN FROM THE CIGARETTES…FORREST GUMP. YOU RUN MY MIND BOY. THIS LOVE I KNOW IT’S TRUE. I WON’T FORGET YOU…


http://frankocean.com/ 



Now this is some raw ass rock ‘n roll!! My pals Electric Flower - Josh Garza (drums) and Imaad Wasif (guitar, vocals) - cook this up. SEX. E. On Narnack Records, their EP can be picked up at the link under the vid —

http://narnackrecords.com/artist/electric-flower-group/