We Love Stephen Sprouse

So on December 15 Louis Vuitton launched the We Love Stephen Sprouse website which is both a retrospective look at the artist/designers work. The site features videos from people who knew him when he was getting his start as well as those who knew him towards the end of his life. The site previews the second collaboration with Sprouse and Jacobs for Louis Vuitton. Some may look at this and say it is the same as the 2003 collaboration but this time it is Marc paying homage to the late grafitti artist /designer by reimagining Louis Vuitton through the eyes of Sprouse. I love the neverfill bags with the roses. the day-glo defaced keepalls and the ski boot inspired trainers. The collection is due in stores in the New Year (January 8) and the retospective book titled SPROUSE will be sold in Vuitton stores worldwide starting Febuary.


The Reason I LOVE NY.

I love New York for the fresh and new experiences to be had. During my recent trip days before Christmas I went to shops that I had not been to accompanied by my jaded friend and guide to the city Imani. Patricia Fields was the highlight of the shopping escapade. The colorful cast of characters who work their made us stay longer and buy more. Patricia Fields famed stylist and designer was in the store doing some evening Christmas shopping. As a Christmas gift to me she(Imani) and her mother surprised me with Broadway tickets to see Equus starring Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths. I was so shocked and really loved Radcliffe's preformance of Alan Strang. It proved he has real acting chops and is not only capable of portraying a young wizard. Snow was another big first not to mention the real cold weather that accompanied it. The throngs of shopper moving through the many shops both high-end and low-end even the few along the roads less traveled all decked-out in Holiday decor made it feel like the Christmas. I will make more posts about my trip but later its getting late.


Personal Style

Name: B to tha M to tha A to tha Y
What are you wearing right now? Oh gosh, black sportsbra and boyshorts.

How old are you?

Where do you live?
Atlanta, Ga (shawty!)

What do you do for a living?
I'm a college student that works in a gym

What are your favorite brands?
Pishah, I don't do brands.

What's the worst outfit you've ever worn?
5th grade: purple sweater, purple jeans, purple shoes, and all types of purple hair adornments

What is the most expensive thing in your wardrobe?
A black winter coat.

What is the last thing you bought?
a HUGE coffee table book entitled Cosmos

How many pairs of sneakers do you own?
lets just say, I only wear 2 of the pairs that I own.

How many pairs of jeans do you own?

Car, bike, or skateboard?
Car or feet yo

What inspires your style?
Charlie Brown, Atlanta, my awesome body.

Style Icon?
Judy Funny (Doug's big sister) & Vince Guaraldi

What's your favorite era for fashion?
the beatnik era

When was the last time you got into a fight?
my attorney advises me to not answer this question.

Sweater, Wind Breaker, Blazer or Parka?

T-Shirt or Button Down?
Button Down

Skinny or Boot-cut?

Belt or Suspenders ?

If you could afford to you would…

Cash or Credit?
$$Cash$$ KA-CHIIING.


Big City, Bright Lights,and Christmas Trees!!!

So with the homecoming of friends and chance happenings with others. I prepare myself for a much anticipated trip to New York City. Last year today I was relaxing on a remote Motu off the coast of Moorea in the vast South Pacific Ocean. But now after laboring away at my parents to fund this escapade I unearth my cold weather paraphernalia an stock pile some cash to play in the center of the cultural universe. Ice skating at Rockefeller Center and searching through Soho and the Lower Eastside for the best vintage and sneaker shops are just a few of my plans all while dodging last minute Christmas shoppers.