Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Young Mans Fashion Crime

New York Magazine wrote a very interesting article about a misguided young man, Kevahn Thorpe. Kevahn is the typical stereotype from Queensbridge Housing Projects whose father is absent and mother doesn’t care however he’s not an average kid. His favorite subject was calculus while he was an honor student at Long Island City High School. His dreams of going to Harvard slowly began to fade at the age of 16 the first time he and his brother Jovahn, stole from Macy’s in Queens Center Mall.

Kevahn developed an unusually passion for fashion bordering Kanye West sense of style. Unfortunately stealing was his only way of filling his need. Countless arrest and resentencing can’t stop the young punk from shoplifting from Barney’s, Bergdorf, Saks and Prada.

“Kevahn called [his brother] that day from Rikers and told Jovahn to bring him a pair of Prada sneakers and a J.Crew cashmere sweater. I tell him about the time I saw Kevahn stroll into court carrying a Bergdorf shopping bag and a brand-new iPod and iPhone, then take out a bottle of cologne and spritz himself.”

The sad tale goes on and on about judges who give me another chance or get fed up with him and put him in jail. Regardless of the outcome when he eventually gets home he’s back on shoplifting sprees. You almost feel sorry for the boy because he does have a bright career being a fashion writer. For a second you hope that someone can take him in and show him what he can be, but then you realize he will just steal from them too. He needs to be treated for being a kleptomaniac.

Click here to read the whole article.

Love Magazine

The Europeans are much more open minded then Americans. Need proof: the not so skinny Beth Ditto is the cover girl of the highly anticipated first issue of Love magazine.

And whats inside?...

Agness Deyn

81 A TO Z
Everything in the world of fashion that we love right now, arranged in alphabetical order for your convenience, like a big dictionary of everything that’s hot. Now isn’t that thoughtful of us?

Kate Moss

A love-in with our favourite icon, The Gossip’s big, bold and beautiful Beth Ditto.

Alexandra Burke

The glam and gorgeous designer-turned-rock-star-turned-designer is back on the sewing machine.
We’re so excited!

Iggy Pop, 62, is still screaming and kicking after all these years – lthough he is starting to worry about his savings. A rock icon photographed by Bruce Weber.

Courtney Love

Romantic cavortings around a graveyard. At least one of these kids goes to St Martins. Photography David Sims, fashion editor Joe McKenna.

Super-cool sex goddess Lara Stone out and about in Paris and Milan on her breaks between working the catwalks.

Paul Flynn is charmed by the delightful Page Three girl-turned-actress Kelly Brook. What was Simon Cowell thinking?

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony finally launched a full website that you can actually purchase clothes from now. Unfortunately I won't be purchasing anything. the site needs works and so does the selection. Everything is over priced (you should be okay with this if you shop in their stores) but nothing special. I was able to find a few cute pieces but nothing worth splurging on.

Opening Ceremony, OC Tote Bag, $30.00

Opening Ceremony, W6 Elastic Heel, $405.00

Opening Ceremony, Mummy Skirt, $230.00

G.V.G.V., Flock Ethno MuttonSleeve Dress, $995.00

Alexander Wang, Speckled Jersey Wrap Dress, $405.00

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Black History Month - Edward Enninful

Edward Enninful is the fashion director for London's i-D Magazine. Born in Ghana, the 34 yr old stylist dropped out of school at the age of 18 to be come the youngest ever fashion editor for i-D. He still holds the thrown at i-D but also inspires fashion working internationally as Editor-at-Large for Italian Vogue and Japanese Vogue.

The March 09 "Best of British" issue of I-D Magazine will have 12 covers featuring British fashion icons: Twiggy, Naomi Campbell, Jourdan Dunn, Agyness Den, Kate Moss and many more.

Ground breaking July 08 "Black Model" issue of Vogue Italia

Justin Timberlake American Vogue Sept 02

Lanvin Spring/Summer 09 Ad

Jourdan Dunn i-D Magazine Nov 2008

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month in Feb we will be celebrating black women in the entertainment industry who made a substantial impact in fashion. I have a few surprises so stay tuned...
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