Tuesday, June 30, 2009


SHOUT OUT 2 my StyleChum Amber for sending me the link ... SO AMAZING! I can't believe they've finally put it in production. This is like Devil Wears Prada, and Sex and the CityConfessions of a Shopaholic x a hundred million, sigh!

Okay, enough talking just watch the clip ...

Anima Sana In Corpore Sano=ASICS

In making his first shoe back in 1949, Kihachiro Onitsuka sought to bring about a brighter future for a post war generation. He believed in ‘Anima Sana In Corpore Sano’, which when translated expresses the ancient Latin ideal of "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body." Taking the acronym of this phrase, ASICS was founded on the belief that the best way to create a healthy and happy lifestyle is to promote total health and fitness. Here is some sneakers from the Onitsuka Tiger 60th anniversary collection. Live Well & Keep your Style COCA!

Monday, June 29, 2009

COCA Events: Celebre Le Luxe @ LandMark

Celebrate Luxury this Thursday Night @ LandMark (1633 N. Halsted - Lincoln Park's Hottest Restaurant & Lounge) Featuring "The HeavyHitter" DJ Timbuck2, Additional music provided by NYC's DJ Beverly Bond.

COCA Screens: I Am WEEN Chicago 6.20.09

COCA Screens was privileged to handle all media coverage of WEEN's (Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network) I Am WEEN Chicago seminar featuring TV Host & Author, Lauren Lake & BET's Terrence J. I Am WEEN is a countrywide tour of
successful women having straight talk interactive networking sessions with a 100 women. During these sessions mentorship driven conversations are made within the areas of health, financial literacy, professional and personal development. Every speaker during this seminar is definitely an ambassador of their community. COCA salutes these successful women for upholding values to keep our communities strong. Thank you Valeisha for the opportunity, COCA's behind you all till 1 million strong and beyond. Be sure look out for more COCA & WEEN collaborations in the future. COCA Screens on the move...

To become a member of WEEN or for more info on the organization log on here.

LA MJC photo Shoot

La MJC, a real dope site in Paris recently teamed up with LV for the Kanye West LV sneaker photo shoot, I'm not even going to front, I dig these sneakers. Get ready for some Yeezy madness in the near future.

Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2010

Brand: Salvatore Ferragamo
Season: Spring 2010

COCA Events: Bridging THE GAP 4

Sunday, June 28, 2009

COCA Events: 60 years of soles and stripes. Artist Series

Kick off July with Adidas, Leaders 1354 and Hebru Brantley. Join them at Leaders 1354 (downtown location) July 1st from 8pm-11pm for the Adidas 60 years of sole and stripes(Artist series) event.

Friday, June 26, 2009

I'm addicted to you ...

MAC Sugar and Spice Ad

MAC Style Warrior Ad

MAC Hello Kitty Ad

Hi, my name is BeBe Jones, and I'm a MAC Addict, lol!

For years I've followed MAC Cosmetics and I've been noticing how much love the "Brown Babies" are getting during the latest collections and advertisements ... It's good to know at least one company is paying attention to it's TARGET MARKET.

That said, check out how beautifully positioned these models are and how the makeup isn't inspired by some crazy circus clown epiphany - gotta love MAC! From the brushes to nail polish, a girl could never go wrong when choosing anything M-A-C branded, lol!

Check out the latest looks or chat with an artist live, here.

McQueen put a ring on it ...





She's such a f$%kin' lady ...

Designer: Versace
Collection: Resort 2010 RTW
Source: Style.com
For more looks, log on here.


Nike Hyperdunk - Metallic Gold / Black- Silver

For more info on these flyy sneakers, go here.

Effortless Style ...

Women's Wear Daily reports a 'Must Read' article on the impact The King of Pop had on fashion and style. Definitely before his time in many aspects of his artistic ways, but when your style reaches 'trendsetter' status, it's effortless and iconic. And, Michael [THE AVIATORS] gave us layers and layers throughout the Eighties of amazing fashion trends ... Take a look at the article and the slide show, KUDOS WWD you guys did a great job!



During the Eighties and into the Nineties, Jackson, who died of cardiac arrest in Los Angeles Thursday, became as much a trendsetter for fashion as he was for music. There’s the red leather motorcycle jacket he rocked in the “Beat It” video; the white ankle socks, black fedora and black loafers he wore when he moonwalked (and that walk alone is almost as legendary as Neil Armstrong’s); the military-style jacket and aviator sunglasses he toured in during the “Thriller” era; the white V-neck T-shirt that he always eventually stripped down to onstage, and finally, there was that glove, first worn during a performance of “Billie Jean” during a television special in 1983. Read more, here.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Original David x Michael Jackson Tribute Shirt

As the world is in mourning of the shocking news of Michael Jackson's death - We @ COCA pay homage to the original G.O.A.T of the music industry by exclusively showcasing The Original David x Michael Jackson Tribute Tee, $29.99, pick yours up here.

Rakiyt, you killed this one mama [Send me one ASAP] and the simplicity of the shirt is so PH-Certified, you really showed out!

Mr. So Flyy Crash Lands On My Blog ...

Shout out to Highsnobiety.com for producing such a COCA concept for Kanye West x Louis Vuitton sneakers, which are expected in stores now.

Don't be alarmed readers this post is for 'CREATIVE PURPOSES ONLY' as you all know COCA has reported on the Air Yeezy takeover since day one.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

This is what I do ...

Angie Martinez interviews Jay-Z as her first guest on The Angie Martinez Show. Gotta love my fellow Sagittarian, our sarcasm is deadly, lol.


Location: CHI-CITY
Created by: Crystal A. Crayton

Posh is defined as smart and fashionable, while Passé pronounced Pas-say means vintage which together captures a Modern today mixed with a Mature yesterday. To find out more about this brand go here...

"As always, image is everything, but you must have the smarts to go with"--Crystal

Follow us Twitter Style ...

As the sayin' goes ... 'a bird in one hand is better than two in the bush' and now you can keep up with us daily on Twitter - and we're all about our C.O.C.A Style readers.

That said, follow us here as we journey through cyberspace and try to keep you informed of the hottest in fashion and style, local and international!!!

Boutique C'est Chic: IKRAM Chicago

Ever wondered whose responsible for the artistic direction of these fabulous windows that sometimes stops us in our tracks as we're in passing? Well, COCA just happened to be in the 'right place at the right time' to meet the man behind those elegant headless mannequins at IKRAM Chicago.

Meet Shane aka 'OMG these displays in the window are fabulous' and today's Boutique C'est Chic inspiration. My experience at IKRAM outside staring at the windows were just as exciting inside - the staff, very welcoming and knowledgeable about everything in the store, especially the Tom Binns jewelry [CFDA Fashion Award Winner 2006 Accessory Designer of the Year] bejeweled around the necks of the mannequins, take a look below.

Thanks to IKRAM Chicago and Shane, COCA really appreciates your time and effort during out visit - We'll keep in touch!

ATTENTION SHOPPERS: July 1st, IKRAM Chicago will begin it's 40% off SALE including clothing, shoes and accessories ... Mark your calendars ladies, it's time to go shopping!

How COCA is your STYLE?

Just a typical day enjoying the amazing weather in Chicago and I stroll upon such a stylish young man as he's enjoying a day of business or pleasure. And they say 'Chicagoans have NO STYLE' ... C.O.C.A begs to differ, check him out:

Name: Robert
Age: 24
Hustle: Image Consultant
Sunnies: Alexander McQueen

Shirt/Belt: POLO
Jeans: AG Jeans
Bag: J. Crew
Shoes: "Just some regular old Vans" - Robert

The RealER World ...

When you put on an outfit, you typically make a statement. Sometimes the statement might not be a true representation of who you really are, but to the naked eyes, 'you are what you wear.' Here is a suggestion next time you buy a T-shirt, buy this Akomplice tee. Why? because its a COCA shirt and 30% of the proceeds goes to the H.O.P.E organization.

For your purchase power check Goggle the following locations: Leaders 1354 or SuccezZ.

VANGUARDS ... It's a movement!

Solemates Chicago is looking for talented and driven individuals to be at the forefront of there movement. The SMC Vanguards team will assist them in spreading the word about all things solemates…chicago in a big way, in return for joining our family, members will be awarded a performance-based store credit. Sound good? If so, please email them at info@solemateschicago.com for details. Feel free to include your name and a brief bio.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Yo Chitown, Support Your Local Indie Designers ...

June 27-28, 2009
10:00 - 5:00 pm Sat
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun



Enjoy a high energy, colorful environment where you can buy directly from the designers themselves! With participation and assistance from the School of the Art Institute in creating this showcase and selecting artists, the Indie Designer Market presents an exclusive exhibition featuring some of the most original and provocative talent Chicago has to offer.

ADMISSION: $10 both days, children under 12 free. You will receive a $10 Shopping Refund Voucher upon entrance to the market! Students & Seniors $5 with valid ID’s, will receive a $5 Shopping Refund Voucher.

LOCATION: Plumbers Hall, 1350 West Randolph.

Go here for more information ... I'll be there, will you?

Do You SterioType?


When in the course of human events, one’s identity is largely influenced by Pop Culture.

We subconsciously feel pressure to conform to and or be confined by other's perceptions.We represent a movement that pushes beyond expectations.We believe people are as unique as their fingerprint and therefore, we see beyond outward appearances.We seek to shatter the "faddism formula" and explode into the genesis of a new... STERIOTYPE!

For more info on SterioType, log on here.
*Khalif we gonna get you circulating in the Chi real soon*