Monday, May 20, 2024

{Personal Post} PHOTOS: "Might As Well by Brian Bailey Jr" Opening Reception


Brian Bailey Jr's "Might As Well" Opening Reception was an inaugural solo exhibition showcasing his passion through his artistic designs and creations within the Washington, D.C. community.  The space filled with DJ spun tunes surrounded by thought provoking yet relatable statements/anecdotes through colorful art, feelings, and countless people showing love.  A celebration it was.
Curated by Nefertiti Nakiya, "Might As Well" stands tall on its own.  
Walk with me...

{Comic Book Alert} MARVEL Pays Homage to MF DOOM x TidalWave Immortalizes Janet Jackson's Life Story in "Female Force"


The Late Great MF DOOM and Legendary Janet Jackson have made waves in the comics recently.  Marvel published a new comic book focusing on the Doctor Doom character, which is said to be the first release of a Doom comic issue since MF DOOM's passing in 2020.  It pays homage by featuring a slightly revamped quote from MF DOOM's Accordion track "Living off borrowed time, the clock tick faster" that Sanford Greene felt was a 'cool nod' to MF DOOM while fitting the story he wanted to tell.


 TidalWave released a 22-page "Female Force: Janet Jackson" comic, written by Michael Frizell and illustrated by Ramon Salas.  It follows Janet's life growing up in the Jackson household and rise through mega stardom.  Frizzel gushes about the issue stating "You know what's cool about writing about Janet Jackson?  It's like telling a story of triumph and creativity.  Her legacy isn't just about hits; it's about breaking barriers and being unapologetically herself."

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Mary J. Blige x Giuseppe Zanotti Release "The Mary Boot"


Catch me with the B's on the wheels
Giuseppe's on the heels...
- Mary/Enough Cryin' (2005)

A personal jam and the first thought after hearing their collaboration announcement.  Mary has always been known to rock a fierce boot whether it's during a performance, acting gig, or at an event.  Nearly 20 years later, the iconic brand and iconic singer have brought their statement look to life.  'The Mary Boot' dons a heel 4 inches high (105mm to be exact), reflective rose-gold synthetic fabric, and a leather sole with logo; ranging from women's US 4 to US 12 sizes.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

This Week Only: Live Nation Offering $25 Concert Tickets, including Janet Jackson, Missy Elliott , Limp Bizkit & Many More


Starting today through May 14, 2024, Live Nation is offering $25 tickets for 'concert week'.  It's important to note in the fine print that this is the price before taxes/fees, if applicable.  Nevertheless, a great deal.  This offer is comprised with tickets to 5,000+ shows across the nation of over 100 participating artists. I see quite a few that I'll personally be spending on.  Check out all included in the promo below:

 311.  21 SAVAGE.  A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE.  AJR.  ALANIS MORISSETTE.  AVRIL LAVIGNE.  BASHFORTHEWORLD.  BLINK-182.  BRET MICHAELS.  BROOKS & DUNN. BRYSON TILLER.  BUSH.  CAGE THE ELEPHANT.  CAIFANES & CAFÉ TACVBA.  CELESTE BARBER.  CHARLIE WILSON.  CHICAGO AND EARTH, WIND & FIRE.  CIGARETTES AFTER SEX.  CODY JINKS.  COLE SWINDELL.  CREED.  DAN + SHAY.  DANE COOK.  DARYL HALL + ELVIS COSTELLO.  DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL.  DEEP PURPLE.  DIERKS BENTLEY.  DITA VON TEESE.  THE DOOBIE BROTHERS.  

Monday, May 6, 2024

{Personal Post} PHOTOS: Snack Arcade Pop-Up


Events DC held a 90s inspired immersive pop-up called Snack Arcade in celebration of global food.  It was located within the International City Food Festival and contained vintage low-fi and table games to snacks galore from all 7 continents.  I love arcades.  Add snacks, too!?  Of course, I'm there...

Beats By Dre Spotlights Sha'Carri Richardson, Angel Reese, and Naomi Osaka for Solo 4 Ad


*cues up Ladies First by. Queen Latifah


The new line of Beats Solo 4 headphones campaign features three of the most recent culturally relevant young ladies in their respective sports.  Sha'Carri Richardson (2023 and 2024 World 100m Champion), Angel Reese (LSU star/newly WNBA Chicago Sky player), and Naomi Osaka (Grand Slam singles champion) advertise in statement photos that highlight the product along with a nod to their career.

Sunday, May 5, 2024

{Watch} Belvedere Vodka Debuts 'Belvedere 10' Campaign... Starring Future and Taika Waititi


I appreciated the concept that you cannot feign it.  You must genuinely embody it.
-Future


Belvedere Vodka enlists legendary Rapper, Future, and Actor/Director/Filmmaker Taika Waititi for their Belvedere 10 cinematic campaign ad.  The 'opulent, faceted, and effortlessly smooth' Belvedere 10 is 40% ALC and presented as the brand's new luxury spirit.  

The brief film showcases Belvedere 10 with an intriguing interaction between Future and Taika Waititi.  Additional credits include styling by Vogue Australia Editor-in-Chief, Christine Centenera | Photography by Atiba Jefferson | Original Soundtrack produced by Grammy Award-winning ATL Jacob.  Check it out after the jump:

Pharrell Collaborates with Tiffany & Co. for New Titan Collection


Jewelry is the punctuation mark of a person. 
—Pharrell Williams 


Tiffany & Co. unveils their first collection with Icon and Multi Mogul Pharrell Williams.  Tiffany Titan by Pharrell Williams feature designs inspired by the Greek Mythology God, Poseidon— ruler of the water and King of Atlantis, which also happens to be the name of the community Pharrell grew up in in Virginia Beach, VA.  In addition, Pharrell sustains that the details of the pieces are very intentional.  Including the use of black titanium, which he attributes as "a physical manifestation of beauty in blackness."