Archive for: Louis Vuitton
Kanye West has some of the greatest ventures outside of music that any artist has ever come across. Between his collaboration with Nike and his Louis Vuitton deal, Yeezy is a brand. He recently got together with photographer Steve Shaw to do a photo shoot for his line of Louis Vuitton sneakers. These are some amazing shots!! As you can see, Amber Rose makes a cameo.
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If you’re reading this, its safe to assume that your eyes are open. So that means you should be able to see that there seems to be a recent trend in footwear lately. It’s actually more of a reintroduction of a particular style. More and more brands are adding a strap of some sort to their footwear. At one point in the past, straps were only seen on basketball sneakers and cross trainers. This is no longer the case. Brands like Common Projects, Calvin Klein, Raf Simons, and Converse have been releasing some very smooth pairs of footwear that require little to no lacing at all for you lazy people out there who just like to get up and go. I personally am a very big fan of a good high top sneaker with straps but some of these brands have managed to crank out good looking low top sneakers that are strapped up as well. My favorite out of the bunch is the Nike Air Yeezy. By now, the hype surrounding these sneakers has made its way into a conversation you’ve had recently especially if it was with me. Kanye West’s signature Nike sneaker is scheduled to release in just a few hours folks. Yes that’s correct. Today. If you don’t have an idea of exactly how much hoopla there is for these sneakers let me paint you a picture even though I usually just snap em with my Canon. They are probably going to retail for about $200 but a pair sold on EBay for $1000 a few days ago. Common Wealth, a D.C. sneaker boutique, is not having a normal release of the Air Yeezy’s. They are raffling off chances to buy them. And Major, another D.C. boutique, is only getting one pair of each size and they are instructing people to come to the store at 9:30AM today to bid on pairs and the person with the most money will walk away with their very own pair of Yeezy’s. I don’t know about you, but if I can’t acquire a pair with ease and with the minimum amount of money required, my funds will be going towards another lens for my camera. Pick your passion wisely…
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Waaaay back, after the Louis Vuitton X Stephen Sprouse event, I immediately wanted some sort of keepsake with the brush hand writing pattern on it. Primarily a print or poster, of just the graphic, because to me it has a nice aesthetic. I had forgotten all about it until seeing recent videos from the Dream and realized that LV had T-shirts out. Of course they were limited, 70 of them to be exact and would be hard to find, but a little research and I found that in some places they were going for as much as $995 from resellers, almost a G. Which is sorta, kinda, just a smidge more, lol, than I want to pay for a T-Shirt. For 1000 dollars, I’ll just call it a ‘G’-shirt.
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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!! Yup. The holiday of love isÂ uponÂ us yet again. I hope you are with someone you love today, even if it’s a family member. I’ve got a date with my beautiful daughter but I’m pretty sure she can’t eat a whole box of chocolate yet. She’ll still get my love though. But enough with the mushy stuff. Let me put you folks on to a few things I’ve been loving recently.
1: Drake. This kid can seriously flow. And he can sing!! It’s not every day that you get a good rapper and good singer in one package (sorry Kanye). If you haven’t heard this kid do his thing I’ll hook you up with 3 links to my Drake favorites. So check out “Say Whats Real“, “Unstoppable remix“, and “Little Bit“. He’s a monster.
2: I’ve laid off of buying Nike sneakers because theÂ exclusivityÂ of dope sneakers has rapidly plunged over the years. And that’s not just Nike. But lately I just buy boots and shoes with the occasional pair kix. The Black History Month Air Force 1’sÂ are about to cause me to relapse!! The premium leather, detail, and overall craftsmanship makes these the first pair of sneakers that make me proud to be African-American!
3: The Louis Vuitton website has a great Valentines Day layout. With this recession, their merchandise doesn’t really make for practical gifts. But you can always go Windows shopping!
4: Most guys love Danity Kane. And it’s not because of their vocals. So I’m wondering how many men picked up this months Playboy magazine with Aubrey on the cover. I also wonder how Diddy feels about this. I know I’m happy!!
5: It’s NBA All Star Weekend Ladies and Gentlemen (if you can get her to stay in the house with you for V-Day, tune in!!). I’ve been watching All Star games since back when Jordan could still fly. The greatest commercial EVER was debuted a few years ago during All Star Weekend; the Nike Basketball commercial. Yea you know the one i’m talking about. If not, check it out here!!!
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Confession: My name is Nick and I am a chronic magazine buyer. I can go to to corner store or book store and just spend an hour looking at magazines, analyzing the photos and the fashion held within. I recently picked up this months GQ magazine with LeBron James on the cover (you should pick it up too. great interview with him) and as I was flipping through it I was reminded of something I knew a while ago but completely forgot. Sean Connery recently modeled for Louis Vuitton. Mr. 007 James Bond himself. The essence of a gentleman and the Sire of smooth. Just thought I’d share this pic with you folks. You can’t tell me Sean Connery’s facial hair isn’t ALWAYS on point!!!
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