Sunday, September 20, 2009

Made in Africa Ozwald Boateng

CNN recently sat down with our favorite Designer Ozwald Boateng to talk about Fashion, his Ghanaian Parents and his project "Made in Africa". All videos below enjoy.....

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My Life/ My Hustle: Anna Hovet

A Hustler is defined as: an enterprising person determined to succeed; A "GO"-getter! With that said we introduce our new section entitled: My Life/My Hustle, where we feature rising "GO"-getters making there way against all odds. First up Anna Hovet. What's her hustle? FASHION

AKIRA: I started working at AKIRA in college when they only had 2 stores. I worked for them for almost 3 years learning from them and watching them grow. Gaining knowledge of retail sales, styling, and fashion show coordination has helped me be a well-rounded designer.

Favorite Designer: I have a great amout of respect for Vivienne Westwood. She pulls much of her influence from streetwear and for years her designs have had a sexy and rebellious nature that I love.

Inspiration: Music + Art + People. I constantly surround myself with people who inspire me ascetically, personally, and mentally.

Read full interview here....

Can't Get Enough of Shaya

Here we have some amazing shots of the refreshing Shaya Ali. Last weekend I posted a video of this shoot which shows even more how fierce Shaya is in front of the camera. I look forward to seeing more from this promising Super Model in the making.

For more picture perfect photography by HD check his newly launched website here & blog here.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Apolis Activism A/W 2009

Label: Apolis Activism
Season: Autumn/Winter 2009

Ugg boots for MEN......

OK these are not for every guy out there, but for those not afraid to step out the "Timberland" comfort Zone, we introduce the SHOFOLK Leather Jamie Boot. The Jamie boot is a deep tan leather moccasin style with an inner zip, an adjustable strap and leather heel pull. These boots are lined with fake fur(PETA likes), perfect for Chi City hawk just around the corner. Purchase Power.


Check out the new SPMA collection from Veja the "ECOLOGICAL AND FAIR TRADE" brand. The Veja SPMA collection is made from ecological leather / suede. The soles are made with wild rubber from the Amazon.Ecological leather / suede is tanned without chrome but with acacia extracts, a natural tannin.Wild rubber is collected on rubber trees that grow in the wild in the Amazonian forest. The use of wild rubber is a way to increase the value of the forest and protect it. The trainers are made in Brazil respecting workers’ dignity. Storage and deliveries are looked after by a social charity in Paris. Veja has created a supply chain that respects both Human Beings and the Environment. You can't go wrong with VEJA, for your Purchase power go here..!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Shaya Ali photo Shoot

Lonely's Company Presented by HD from Cam Be on Vimeo.

Check out the video footage of the beautiful Shaya Ali's photo Shoot. The shoot was shot by our "Brothers in Arms" Cam Be and Bradley of HD photos. If you are not familiar with Shaya Ali, google the name and you can learn more about the former American next top model contestant and Elite Model from Chi-City.

Stylist: Marcus Ivory
Hairstyles/Makeup: Laura Weathersby
Photographer: Bradley Murray
Model: Shaya Ali
Graphic Designer/ Retoucher: Finy Shaw
Videographer: Cam Be

PHLI 5-Panel @ Leaders 1354

Phli Boxgame 5-panel hat is now available at Leaders 1354, so make sure you stop by and indulge in your Phli habits. Also be on look out for an exclusive look inside the life of Mr. Dave Jeff courtesy of COCA screens.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


The Documentary on Valentino Garavani will be released September 8th on blue-ray and DVD! The good folks at Valentino is doing a very special promotion for the film -- a giveaway of a red Valentino couture gown. So hurry up and enter the sweepstakes. They say the best things in life are FREE. Shouts out to Caroline @ Valentino for the heads up, you the best mama!


Valentino Red is as about as iconic as you can get in the fashion world.
Now, courtesy of Phase 4 Films and Decades Inc., you have a chance to
own a piece of fashion history!

Enter to win an authentic Valentino gown by sending an email to

The Sweepstakes begins September 1st, 2009 and ends December 31, 2009.

Stephen Sprouse/LV Skateboard x Kanye West/ LV Jasper Shoes x Ibn Jasper

Louis Flip from ibn jasper on Vimeo.

This for all you skateboarders with expensive taste. If you haven't made your way to RSVP Gallery yet, now you have a reason to visit. They are only ones in the city that actually have this collectors item on display.

Nom de Guerre Fall/Winter 2009

"It is a punishable act to put to private use knowledge gained in the army. Man can become his own educator, teacher, and in a way, his own creator.…and because it’s all a lie, it’s also the truth. Truth is a lie…In films, lies are dressed up as ideas and shown as truths. That’s my idea of utopia–the only one there is which does not cancel out pre-determined dependence …or the total solidarity by which he, as a living being…He is linked to the social world of which he is a product. In this world where everything is…and continues to be…a relative cause of relatively new effects …the instinct to command others……is a carnivorous, savage instinct. Dedicated to one who truly lives, so to no one, probably."

Label: Nom de Guerre

Season: Fall/Winter 2009