Archive for September, 2008

Justin Timberlake: The Designer, Re-introducing William Rast

After a brief hiatus Mr. Bringing Sexy Back has decided to bring back his line William Rast. Along with other celebrity designers Justin showed his line this week at New York’s Spring/Summer 2009 Fashion Week. I really like his line, it’s very “Justin-like” meaning that the line looks like the clothes that JT rocks on a daily. Which is more than I can say for some others; there’s nothing worse than celebrities who don’t rock their own brands… freakin’ posers! lol, j/k. Above all I admire that the clothing line has included both female and male pieces since it’s debut in 2006.
Justin Timberlake started the line with his best buddy Trace Ayala. The name “William Rast” is a combination of Timberlake’s and Ayala’s grandfather’s names. The clothing line is truly a rocker’s paradise, full off denim and pieces that truly emulates the style of a rockstar. According to a paragraph pulled from the denim line infuses the soul of authentic Southern heritage with the energy of contemporary Hollywood. Discover tailored pieces that blend rock ‘n’ roll rebellion and modern sex appeal for a uniquely defined style.

And if you didn’t know, Mr.Timberlake launched his Re-introduction of the line with a series of mini movies that feature “William Rast“… starring Justin Timberlake as …??? As William Rast why of course! Check out his series of movies HERE

Re-Introducing William Rast:

One of my favorite looks from the show

The William Rast Design Team

You can buy William Rast from a variety of stores including

So What Do You Think of William Rast?

Fashion ROCKS: Red Carpet Fly

To kick off Spring/Summer 2009 Fashion Week CondeNast hosted it’s 5th Annual FASHION ROCKS at the Radio City Music Hall. FASHION ROCKS is a star-studded concert that honors the extraordinary relationship between fashion and music and features a host of music’s most glamorous trendsetters. Check out some of the red carpet trends…

Justin Timberlake
Listen guys, this year it’s all about the cuff.
Whether you’re rockin‘ boots or sneakers, wearing dark
denim jeans with a cuff will give it an edge.

Chris Brown
This guy is truly trendy. He hit a home run with
this dressy marching band vest.
It’s appropriate for this event

Black Eyed Peas
This group is always extra unique.
I’m feelin’ the metallic shoes.

Sean Paul
Dude? where have you been?
I love this guy, but I think his style could
be better.

Flawlessly fly.

LL Cool J.
I hate to call him out, but when is he gonna
get a stylist. He does an okay job with his
red carpet looks, but they could be so much better

Chace Crawford
Very clean, a pair of chuck taylors are
a must for everyone’s wardrobe.

Terence Howard
He always has the best shirt, jacket,
and pocket square combinations

CBreezy performing

looks very Kanyeish huh?

MTV VMA Red Carpet Fashion & Style: The Men

Check out the fashions and styles from last night’s MTV Video Music Awards held in Los Angeles at the Paramount Pictures Studio Lot. Everybody looked really good for the most part, so two thumbs up!
Plain White T’s: Tom Higgenson,
De’Mar Hamilton, Tim Lopez, Dave Tirio and Mike Retondo

Paul Wall and Travis McCoy of the Gym Class Heroes

They say he finally “came out the closet” by the way, nothing to be ashamed of.
I guess the final verdict is still in the air though.

Michael Phelps

Lupe Fiasco


Lil Wayne

Jonas Brothers
Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas and Kevin Jonas

David Banner

Residente and Visitante of Calle 13

Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas


Shwayze and Cisco Adler

Robert Pattinson

another weezy pick, he loved his thumbs up
pose last night, lol

Zac Efron
He’s always so darn clean

Busta Ryhmes, rockin the same shirt Kirk wore
at the BET Awards earlier this summer

C Breezy

Our favorite- Lupe Fiasco rocks the
marching band jacket


German band Tokio Hotel

Pete Wentz (R) and The Fall Out Boys

DJ AM and musician Travis Barker

Kobe Bryant

A few performances:

Backstage Cool:

Jermaine Dupri and Q

Corbin Bleu

Ryan Sheckler and Tony

Panic! At The Disco

Trend Analysis:

Like I said before everybody looks pretty good. They are all following the latest trends: fitted pants, blazers, skinny ties, vests, preppy & rock combos… I love it. Good Job Gentleman!

What Do You think of this year’s MTV VMA fashions?
Who’s your favorite?

Fresh to Def: Bow Wow

Bow Wow is featured in the new King Magazine. He talks a little about his style, saying that we’ll never catch him with long hair and beads again, lol. Oh and he’s done with the extra baggy wear, only “fresh gear”.

So what is Bow Wow’s look? He tells us in the interview: “On a daily basis, I’m in a white Polo V-neck tee, some True Religion jeans and some Chucks or Jordan gear. I’m always dressed down but dressed right at the same time.”

Urban Gentlemen: Dee & Ricky

Dee & Ricky

Do you remember those buttons Kanye was rocking at the Louis Vuitton Spring09 fashion show this summer? Yeah, well the heart lego button was the creation of young fly entrepreneurs Dee and Ricky Jackson. “The Twins” are known throughout the fashion and music circuits of New York. They have appeared in fashion spreads and advertisements in the world’s most influential style magazines. These two young 21-yr kids from Staten Island ended up styling an entire Marc Jacobs fashion show- that’s HUGE and crazy… makes you wanna just follow your dreams completely huh? lol… The Twins are a part of what I like to call “a new breed of cool”, lol, style and music and everything just seems to have a peculiar vibe these days. The way many of us “80’s babies” are expressing ourselves is so ridiculously unique. People like Santogold and Janelle Monae are also examples of this “new breed of cool” as well. I found an article about Dee and Ricky and I’ve posted some of the notes and interview from it below:

They [Dee and Ricky] have had their portrait painted by renowned fine artist Kehinde Wiley and have popped up in advertising campaigns for Puma, Nike, Supreme, and A New York Thing, as well as in editorials for Teen Vogue, The New York Post and Paper Magazine. Recently, the Twins’ accessories – belts and brooches by Dee and Ricky- were commissioned by renowned fashion designer Marc Jacobs for his New York Fashion Week Spring 2008 ready-to-wear runway show.

Kanye sportin’ a Dee & Ricky brooch
at the Louis Vuitton Fashion Show this summer

Marc Jacobs Fashion Show
featuring Dee & Ricky Accessories

Check out this interview they did:

Tell us about yourself.
Dee: I live in Arlington Housing Projects in Staten, Island, NY. I’m 21 years old, and I’m one third of the internationally famous recording act Jackson Swinton.
Ricky: I am Ricky and I am an extraterrestrial.
Who would you most like to style with your Lego belts and brooches?
Dee: Michael Jackson Or El Debarge. They’re cool..Yeah!
Ricky: I would want to put our belts and brooches on an official Lego Minifig.
What’s the worst fashion faux pas?
Dee: Tight Pants I hate them!
Ricky: The sagging of the trousers.
At what age did you begin to feel passionate about fashion and design?
Dee: Probably around 11 or 12 years old. I was always wanting the newest garments and such.
Ricky: Yeah, me too. Probably around 11 or 12 years old.
Where do your creative inclinations stem from?
Dee: Everywhere, just random, nonsensical stuff.
Ricky: My surroundings, basically. My backdrop.
Who do you consider to be personal icons within the fashion or art world?
My style has no father.
Yeah, word.
Do the two of you have any major differences in personal taste or style?
Dee: Yes, we most definitely do. It depends on the day though.
Ricky: Yeah, Dee likes men. LOL.
How did the Lego-belt/brooch design come about?
Dee: Our boy Ari got us into this accessories game. He originally gave us the idea of making belts out of toys and then we came with the Legos and really started doing our thing.
Ricky: Yeah, On The Go Ari and our whole team set things up for us then we put our flavor in it and took it to the next level.
At what point did you come into contact with Marc Jacobs?
Our boy Matt Goias brought us to a party in The Hamptons and we got introduced to Jason Preston who was Marc’s boyfriend at the time.
Yeah. Then Jason liked our belts and showed them to Marc and I guess he was feeling them too. From there it was a wrap. A few days later we got the call that they wanted to commission us to make accessories for the Marc By Marc Jacobs runway show.
What has that relationship (with Marc Jacobs) been like?
Dee: We don’t really talk but I stay whooping him out in guitar hero, chea!
Ricky: It’s all pretty grand. He’s mad cool. Very open-minded and he loves our style and energy.
How would you describe your aesthetic as designers?
Ummmmmmmm. Whatever Ricky said.
Hanna Barbera meets Muppets In Space.
Is the goal to make a career out of designing?
Dee: Yeah, I’m also thinking about going to flight school.
Ricky: Yeah but not just designing. I wanna try everything we come across.
What projects are you currently working on?
Getting ready to drop the Jackson Swinton album but also working on some top secret shit.
Mainly Jackson Swinton right now but we’re also gonna bring back some of our vintage stuff and some artist collaborations that we gotta keep on the low.

For more info, check out:
Dee and Ricky / Jackson Swinton
interview source:

The Twins featured on the Satorialist Blog

The Twins at a Camp Beverly Hills Photo Shoot

The Twins with Marc Jacobs

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