Archive for December, 2011

Las Vegas Vintage – Fruition LV

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If you’re like most fashion heads you want to be original and showcase your talent for style, and sometimes picking up pieces from XXI or UO’s won’t cut it. In today’s modern society fashionistas turn to vintage.

If you don’t know or haven’t heard about  Fruition, then you should ask about them. This Las Vegas based vintage shop prides themselves with not only providing the fashion, but educating their customers on how to rock it.

Check out this Creative Control video of Co Founder Samantha Jo Alonso as she describes to Sean Rose the Fruition Experience.



Ibn Skates Jasper’s and LV Stephen Sprouse Board

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When you get the Kanye West and Louis Vuitton Jasper’s for free, it gives you more of a  reason to do some pretty outrageous things to the $1,140 shoes. Here’s a video and pictures of Ibn Jasper skating the Jasper’s on the collaboration skateboard between Louis Vuitton and Stephen Sprouse.

These are definitely my favorite shoes.

Louis Flip

Kanye West Is Moving to London for His Fashion Design Career

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Word has been relatively scarce about Kanye West’s fashion line DW since it was showcased back in the fall. Now comes news that he will be moving to London to increase brand awareness as well as receive further tutelage from the likes of the Central Saint Martins staff. UK’s The Sun is reporting that West will make London a permanent residence until he unveils his latest collection in March at Paris Fashion Week. While Kanye always has the rumor mill abuzz, it seems that news pertaining to his budding fashion career always seem to be spot on. Stay tuned.


Apple to launch completely redesigned iPhone in Fall 2012

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As the dust begins to settle surrounding the unexpected loss of Steve Jobs this October, the rumor mill picks right back up where it left off, this time setting its sights on the next generation iPhone. BGR is rumoring that a close source tells them that a completely redesigned iPhone will make its debut in Fall 2012, falling in step almost a year to the date after the release of the iPhone 4S. While last season’s 4S released with only internal functionality changes, the next generation model is said to boast a completely redesigned exterior as well and will be constructed from a rubber or plastic material that will likely border the phone’s bezel along the front glass screen. Among other anticipated changes, the phone will supposedly take on an iPad-esque aesthetic with a revamped aluminum backing consistent with Apple’s recent affinity for the silver metal. Although this is just the start of what will likely become a year of rumors, controversy and discussion, above is a suggested mockup into the upcoming iPhone.


Air Jordan XI Original Sketches By Tinker Hatfield

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If you’ve been in a sugary Christmas coma from all the holiday treats magically available at every turn, then you may have missed the frenzy last week caused by the re-releasing of the Concord Jordan XI’s. This celebrated model is no longer known only by sneakerheads, but now one that has infiltrated mainstream pop culture because of the media’s constant coverage on the riots across the United States. But fans all know just how special the Jordan XI really is and as a token of his appreciation, the mastermind behind the design, Tinker Hatfield, decided to bless us with his original sketches from pre-production. Each sketch features detailing found in the final make-up, including a nylon mesh upper taking inspiration from mountaineering backpacks, the carbon fiber plating Tinker copied from Michael’s Ferrari, and the icy-blue clear outsole. Even from the early drawings, Tinker knew the Jordan XI was destined for greatness, but rioting was not what he had in mind.

Source: HypeBeast



New Music: Frank Ocean “4 Tears”

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There is no doubt that 2011 has been a more than successful year for Frank Ocean and one can only assume what the OFWGKTA crooner has in store for 2012. However, before we will find out, the New Orleans native has prepared a special audio treat for his fans on his Tumblr in the shape of the demo version of a new track called “4 Tears.” Along with the tune comes the following message:

“i just listened to this a few times for myself. figured maybe some else needed to hear it. it’s called ‘4 tears’.” – Frank Ocean

Download & Listen




New Mixtape: Fabolous There Is No Competition: Death Comes In 3′s

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As promised, Loso teams up with DJ Drama for his third installment of his There Is No Competition series. Tracklist and download link after the cut. Merry Christmas!






Louis Vuitton 2011 Holiday Accessories Collection

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The Louis Vuitton man is an elegant enthusiast, well-groomed down to the last detail, relishing the rich, brushed gleam of USB keys, bill clips and cufflinks, or the sophisticated pop aura of jewellery with stylized emblems. The 2011 holiday accessories collection from the brand finds quintessential pieces in the form of sunglasses, shawls, monogrammed diary covers and key holders. The result are pieces that elevate any well-dressed man into a conversation piece.


Music: Lykke Li – The Lost Sessions Vol. 1

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Tired of the Holiday hustle? Kick back and take a breather with this special audio treat from Lykke Li. The artist has decided to release this Lost Session Vol. 1 download, so check it out here.

Lykke Li – The Lost Sessions Vol. 1 (zip file, direct link)



New Mixtape: The Weeknd Echoes Of Silence

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As promised, The Weeknd releases his latest collection of tunes with his new mixtape. Tracklist and download link after the jump.

1. D.D.
2. Montreal
3. Outside
4. XO/The Host
5. Initiation
6. Same Old Song
7. The Fall
8. Next
9. Echoes Of Silence

Download Here