Archive for June, 2009

Summer Rolls: Street Style

Seems like every other guy is rolling it up for the hot summer months, whether its their jeans, khakis, or shorts. The rolled up look has managed to find its way into both casual country and the distinguished preppy look. What do you think, will you be rolling it up too?




the twins, very well dressed!

PS- If you’re going to roll have the socks or well moisturized ankles to match.

via The Street Style Kid
(many street style blogs into one)

Hard Hat: Chrishabana


$198.00

2009 BET AWARDS: Jamie Foxx, Ne-Yo, Michael Jackson Tributes, and Best Dressed

Ne-Yo and Jamie Foxx

To be honest, I rarely watch BET (for obvious reasons), but I knew they would be paying tribute to Michael Jackson so I had to tune in. And I must say, Jamie Foxx had me rolling the entire show. He and Ne-Yo dominated this years Awards with their musical ability and I liked their many wardrobe changes into MJ inspired ensembles… basically their jackets were cool. Aside from them everyone else was decently dressed, no crazy ridiculousness except for maybe the over-sized chains of T-Pain and Souljah Boy. Check out some of the photos from the 2009 BET Awards:

Jamie’s performances were hilarious

Souljah Boy
Sean Paul

Bobb’e J. Thompson

Fonzworth Bentley

Fonzworth Bentley and actress Faune A. Chambers

Oakland Raiders linebacker Kirk Morrison

Trey Songz

Ne-Yo
(btw, anyone know what type shoes these are?)

Maxwell

Drake
Alot of stars wore red, white, and jean– a classic MJ color combo.

Wyclef Jean

LeBron James

Anthony Anderson, Keke Palmer and Bobb’e J. Thompson
I really liked Anthony Anderson’s ensemble- the bold color combination, was handled in a very classic way…very pretty. And most of all the fit was dead-on for his body type. I looked through a few of his pictures from past events this year and I must say– whoever dresses him does a GREAT job. I think I’m going to do a profile on him. If you’re a large guy- Anthony Anderson is the perfect person to use for inspiration.

Drake aka Drizzy

Jeremy Piven

Actor Jimmy Jean-Louis

Day 26

TRENDS TO REMEMBER: THE FASHION OF MICHAEL JACKSON- 3 DECADES STRONG.

Michael Jackson was one of THE most influential persons in the world, and quite obviously THE most influential entertainer of all time… along with that came his tremendous impact on fashions and trends. Tracey Lomrantz of GLAMOUR did a great fashion write-up on MJ. Check it Out Below.

(personal sidenote: all this referring to Michael in past tense is Really bugging me, soooooooo weird, still doesn’t feel real).

From sequined fedoras to one very special glove, the King of Pop–who died from a sudden cardiac arrest yesterday–was more than a music legend. He was a bona fide style superstar.

0626michael-jackson-1972_fa.jpg

1972: As a member of the Jackson 5, Michael was a rising star by the tender age of six. His sartorial wild streak was already showing by age 14, with bold mixed patterns and hair that screamed “look at me.”

0626michael-jackson-thriller_fa.jpg

1983: Jackson’s “Thriller” video captured 80s excess in all its glory: Expensive effects, seductive dance moves, and a red peak-shouldered motorcycle jacket that spawned a national fashion fever for zipper-laden leather bombers.

0626michael-jackson-sgt-pepper_fa.jpg

1984: One look at Balmain’s intensely popular Spring 2009 collection, and it’s obvious Jackson’s signature look still has serious impact. The glittered Sergeant Pepper-style military coat he wore to the American Music Awards—with date Brooke Shields on his arm—is as relevant now as it was 25 years ago.

0626michael-jackson-glitter_fa.jpg

1984: No accessory in pop culture history has enjoyed as much well-earned fame as Jackson’s one glove, which made frequent on-stage appearances throughout his career. It was intended to hit auction blocks earlier this year (legal snafus put an end to the sale), and at the time was expected to fetch up to $200,000.

0626michael-jackson-buckles_fa.jpg

1987: There’s subtlety and then there’s…Michael Jackson’s stage wardrobe from the 80s. His fiercely fetishized look—leather, buckles, an in-your-face attention to his…er, maleness—are also evident in the present-day collections of everyone from Rodarte to Alexander Wang.

0626michael-jackson-gold-crotch_fa.jpg

1992: Jackson’s flair for the unexpected continued into the 90s, when the King of Pop highlighted his patented crotch-grab with a gold lame thong worn over a pair of tight black pants with—what else?—a broad silhouette hologram jacket and some Rambo-style bling.

0626michael-jackson-moonwalk_fa.jpg

1995: Before Jackson came along, the rules for showing off your white socks were hard and fast: Don’t do it. But once the world saw him perform a magical feat known as the moonwalk, his fedora tilted just so, we decided there must have been some kind of magic in that footwear.

0626michael-jackson-givenchy_fa.jpg

2009: Right up to his last days, Jackson was a loyal (and unpredictable) fashion force, picking pieces straight from the women’s runways of fashion insider favorites Givenchy and Balmain. It’s difficult to say who was paying tribute to whom, but the whether Jackson was cause or effect is irrelevant—his inimitable stamp is everywhere in the fashion sphere.

Michael Jackson : THE American Idol

Certain events in life happen so expeditiously that they seem, fake. You actually, like actually, have to pinch yourself and confirm it with the people around you to make sure its real. It happened once this year when Barack Obama became our greatest President and it happened to me, again…. a few minutes ago.

Michael Jackson at the (young) age of 50 is no longer living.

Even as I type that, I don’t believe it. To be honest I haven’t even accepted the fact that Bernie Mac has passed- I know that’s random, but I seriously have not– because I see him everyday on tvs and in movies and… idk, it just doesn’t seem real, but back to Michael.

Though he has been controversial in the media within the past decade- I still reverenced him as the king. The king of music, the king of dance, the king of pop. There is no one on Earth who is more well-known than Michael. There is no one on Earth that has had a greater influence on this century than Michael Jackson. Some may laugh at that truth, but its real… My mother is one of his biggest fans and I’ve always loved MJ. His slow destruction began with the bantering of his father, he would constantly poke fun at his appearance and say that Michael had, “a big nose, and bad skin,” not to mention the unintended pressures of a few big brothers here and there. Words are powerful- they can (for some) cut deep and they can linger in one’s mind causing a person to change overtime… so for our beloved MJ that meant a nose job, some facial restructuring, and then because no doctor would turn down the king of pop his need for plastic surgery became over indulgent and I know that that, even if not specifically, played a role in his death. Oooo death- that word hurts… Michael Jackson and death… they just don’t belong in the same sentence. Oh, but don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying they (his family) caused his death, but that stuff crossed my mind and I just think that’s where the psychological issues stemmed from thus causing Michael to often act bizarre and what not. (Most people’s psychological issues stem from childhood). (He specifically died from cardiac arrest)

Anyway…. I just want to say that Micheal, I LOVE you, no matter what anyone says, no matter what anyone will say- you will ALWAYS be number 1.

A tribute to the King of the World












Some of my favorite MJ. Rest In Peace.

My FAVORITE Jackson Song

MJ Greatest Dance Moves

I wish there was an official video for PYT- Pretty Young Thang… looooooove that song.

Comic Relief: Video Games Drive Kids Crazy

a young boys mom cancelled his world of warcraft account…

lmao.
probably the most hilarious thing ive see in awhile
( i just wonder if its real… )

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...