Carte Blanche X aNYthing 2012 Spring/Summer Lookbook featuring Venus X
Continuing to reestablish its presence as one of the mainstay street labels, aNYthing recently invited Harlem-bred Venus X to present its latest Spring/Summer 2012 lookbook. The collection, which expectedly lends itself to bold New York graphical reinterpretations sees the inclusion of a more mature range of button-ups, cut-and-sew knitwear, and premium outerwear. While the label affirms its obvious progression, much of its foundational DNA remains in the form of snapbacks, T-shirts, and graphic-driven crewnecks. If Venus X’s “IDGAF I DONT GIVE A FUCK” trademark slogan is any indication of what to expect from aNYthing moving into 2012, the forthcoming year will prove impressive.
Carte Blanche X Frank Ocean – Voodoo
Carte Blanche X GITA SPEAXDAILY X “Hood Rich” Video
“Coming out of the Bay Area in Oakland, GITA is taking the rap game by storm. Moving to NY, this drone bitch found herself doing even bigger things and building her fanbase in and around America”.
Just Yesterday the homie Lunch Money sent me a email to check out this new artist GITA. As I click the link to her newest video “Rich Girl” and not even a minute into it I instantly fall in love with her shwag. 90’s baby just like I she brings this new style to NY via Oakland where she’s originally from. I see big things in this girls future!!! By this time next year hopefully you guys like her as much as I do.
Check out her newest video “Hood Rich” below & interview she did with CapitalCool.
cc:Besides all the Trappin,mobbin and bustin lights out? who is GITA?
GS: I came to NYC for the first time ever in 2009 December 8th and remember looking out my airplane window thinking NY buildings were sprinkled with glitter. My trip was a month visit only that had got turned into a permanent move. This got confirmed over brunch at “Coffee Shop” with a Trust Fund baby and an Airhead!
CC: how has the transition been so far from the Bay?
CC: whats your Affiliation to Ghe20 Ghothik and Venu$ X?
GS: I’ll say that Venus is more than just an exoctic face and that’s a rarity from Ny to Hollywood. When I came to NY people showed me love on the block anyday, but when it came to me expanding my social circle away from the block no one really showed me love like she has,Salute. My first show everwas at Ghe20 Ghothik, headliner was Memphis Finest “Gangsta Boo” plus a saucy act “Asap Ferg”.I pulled out the Mink for this one cause my Cherry got popped with the baddest movement of our time, proud to be apart of it.
CC: Whats next?
GS:Working on being Bi-coastal again. I used to be in Miami one day than LA the next. I like living coast to coast living out my suitcase is not an issue I consider myself pretty nomadic. Staying in one place can be a “Yawn”.
CC: Where do YOU see the Future of GITA?
GS:Gita is into understanding the world around her, and that’s never ending. I havea long way to go from here, I accept. I’m in my growing stages from a stinky Daisy turning into a California Poppy that becomes someone’s fix eventually. It would be nice to meditate in the Himalayans soon and have a pet Giraffe.
Carte Blanche X Christian Louboutin Louis Men’s Flat Tonal Python Sneakers
It looks like Christian Louboutin can also put out more subtle sneakers if he wants to. Two new styles from his Spring/Summer 2012 Collection have released. The Louis Men’s Flat returns in white and black tonal python leather versions. Both are now available in the official online store.
Carte Blanche X A$AP Rocky X The A$AP Mob: Harlem State of Mind
Dazed Digital caught up with ASAP Rocky and the ASAP Mob who gave them a guided tour of some Harlem hotspots. Enjoy.
Carte Blanche X Adidas Originals by Jeremy Scott JS Wings Denim
After releases its comprehensive Spring/Summer 2012 collection preview, adidas Originals by Jeremy Scott unveils a closer look into one of its more notable footwear releases, the JS Wings Denim. The now infamous winged silhouette is mocked up in a lightly distressed denim upper. The mostly tonal shoe features yellow embroidery and understated stitching throughout effectively compounding the washed denim aesthetic. Matching laces and dark brass metal eyelets round out the silhouette giving further nod to the oft-used denim button and zipper hardware. Retailing for $200 USD, the JS Wings Denim are now offered through select adidas Originals by Jeremy Scott stockists worldwide including NiceKicks.com.
Carte Blanche X Chip Tha Ripper Tell Ya Friends Mixtape
The long awaited Tell Ya Friends has finally dropped today. Gave this a listen pretty kool mixtape, 21 tracks and features from a variety of artist. Give it a listen! Download Below.
Carte Blanche X A$AP Rocky “Wassup” Official Video
Harlem rap sensation A$AP Rocky just teamed up with global media sensation VICE after a chance meeting with Global Editor Andy Capper at the VICE office in Brooklyn. Rocky pitched a vision of a video to Andy which took elements from his five favourite movies, namely Scarface, Belly, Enter The Dragon, The Warriors and, of course, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.
Smitten with the idea, Andy and VICE set about making the video with one of VICE’s most talented DPs, Jacob Burghart (VICE Guide To Congo, Toxic: Garbage Island and many more).
Viva A$AP! Viva VICE! Vive La Revolution!
Directors: A$AP Rocky + Andy Capper
Director of Photography: Jake Burghart
Executive Producer: Suroosh Alvi
Track Produced by Clams Casino
Projections: Matthew Caron
Set Design: Olga Miasnikova, Austin Willis, Kristof Wickman
Lighting: Brad Marro, Jason DeJesus
Body paint: Justin West
Assistants: Erin Carr, Adam Gong, Bernardo Garcia, Bryan Locke
Special thanks to: Ciel Hunter, Annette Lamothe-Ramos, Geno Sims, Bryan Leach and A$AP Mob Worldwide
Carte Blanche X Balmain 2012 Fall/Winter Collection
Definitely one of the dopest Fall/Winter Collections I’ve see so far.
Filling the shoes of a previously successful designer is never an easy task. For Balmain, having Christophe Decarnin at the reins vastly improved and invigorated the French label who saw a transition at the hands of Olivier Rousteing. Entering his sophomore showing for Balmain, military garb inspired by Russian Imperial Army uniforms yielded some smartly tailored pieces that was set alongside some of Balmain’s more signature pieces, including of course the leather division.