rosie & deondre : keep it cool.

rosie & deondre : keep it cool.

com·fort /ˈkəmfərt/ noun noun: comfort 1. a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint.  I recently pulled a few pieces from the ULIHU collection to shoot this editorial with models Deondre and Rosie. Comfort was the idea. This was probably one of my favorite shoots. No one...
ITYS DEC//13 MIX by AHARAW

ITYS DEC//13 MIX by AHARAW

^^d0pe a$$ mix^^ So this December’s I Think You’re Swell mix comes from a great friend of mine and also an amazing dj/producer AHARAW (of Good Kids fame). After receiving the mix I immediately listened to it twice. The mix is a clean combination of melody and bass — I...
NEW ITYS OCT//13 MIX: NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS شبكة الإتصالات

NEW ITYS OCT//13 MIX: NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS شبكة الإتصالات

The new ITYS October 2013 mixtape is officially up! Listen to NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS شبكة الإتصالات or download it on Soundcloud here.
Creatures of Comfort x S/S 2014 x NYFW

Creatures of Comfort x S/S 2014 x NYFW

The Creatures of Comfort SS14 NYFW presentation last Sunday afternoon was a daydream at a desolate rocky seaside. As soon as I walked in, my attention turned toward the hand-dyed fabrics that draped the walls of the Maritime Hotel‘s patio. The strategically stacked rocks, cutouts of jetties, cool breeze and...
BPM LWR LVL: DJ Funeral x Myrryrs x Mess Kid x NiRe

BPM LWR LVL: DJ Funeral x Myrryrs x Mess Kid x NiRe

This was the last BPM LWR LVL event of the summer. My friend and assistant Ana shot the event for ITYS.I swear I’m sweating & dancing just looking at the pics.      
When Kesh Invites You to WestGay, You go to WestGay.

When Kesh Invites You to WestGay, You go to WestGay.

  Kesh was in town (NYC) a few weeks ago promoting her collaborative collection with American Apparel and of course I was stoked because it meant I got to see my girl — it had been too long. Anyway, Kesh calls me up a the night of her set asking...
Throwback Thursday: I Can't Believe I Used to Dress Like That!

Throwback Thursday: I Can’t Believe I Used to Dress Like That!

No, really, I can’t believe I used to dress like that. Haha. The rectangular glasses, the tee from Threadless, the colored rubber bracelet, dang. And I know for sure I was wearing my grey and white checkered vans — destroyed beyond recognition with my damn pinky toe hanging out. LOL....
OUTPUT is the Best Club in NYC: So Put Your Fucking Phone Down and Dance

OUTPUT is the Best Club in NYC: So Put Your Fucking Phone Down and Dance

The past few Thursday nights have been some of the best nights of 2013 as of recent. No it’s not weed or booze that’s making them stick out either — it’s actually OUTPUT, and I swear I wasn’t paid to write this.  yeah, OUTPUT. Of all my years in New York/Brooklyn, more...
Kenny Scharf On Getting Arrested, Tagging Cars, And Why He Won't Paint The Cronut

Kenny Scharf On Getting Arrested, Tagging Cars, And Why He Won’t Paint The Cronut

On Friday, July 26th AMPR sent a small coterie of underpaid and presumably underfed freelance journalists to the affluent terrain known as East Hampton to attend the opening of “AMERIKULTURE,” a joint exhibition between former Club 57 regulars Kenny Scharf and deceased photographer Tseng Kwong Chi. The day was marked...
BPM LWR LVL: Different Sleep x Ben UFO x Mess Kid x Ynfynyt Scroll 7/27

BPM LWR LVL: Different Sleep x Ben UFO x Mess Kid x Ynfynyt Scroll 7/27

BPM LWR LVL has been effin’ crazy this summer. I cant imagine what the final summer party will be like this coming Saturday. Last party we had BEN UFO murder it and Different Sleep lay it down. I danced the hardest for sure to Mess Kidd and Ynfynyt Scroll (maybe...
Dries Van Noten x Men's x Spring/Summer 2014

Dries Van Noten x Men’s x Spring/Summer 2014

Cerebral Fashion with a Floral Twist Belgian based designer, Dries Van Noten‘s 2014 Spring/Summer collection displays his intrinsic understanding of not only fabric and textile but also nature and the relationship between man and flora. An avid gardener himself, Dries’ picked and preened his collection like that of an old woman obsessed...
Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail: A Track by Track Album Review

Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail: A Track by Track Album Review

So I guess what Jay-Z is trying to say is, “When you’re a 43-year-old married man with a baby and a wife in tow, there’s just only so much ya can rap about…ya know?” Here’s a small track x track review of Magna Carta…Holy Grail. Track #1: Holy Grail (feat....
BPM LWR LVL: HELIX, The Drum, Nire, and more 6/29

BPM LWR LVL: HELIX, The Drum, Nire, and more 6/29

 BPM LWR LVL 6/29 at Tribeca Grand was turnt all the way up. The dance floor was hot as hell and literally every kinda person you could think of was in attendance. LOL, from white dudes in flip flops/”jesus sandals” to chicks drinking str8 liquor from the bottle. Haha. I...
In Light Of The Magna Carta Holy Grail Album Art, We Pick Our Favorite Rap Covers

In Light Of The Magna Carta Holy Grail Album Art, We Pick Our Favorite Rap Covers

Earlier this week, Jay-Z unveiled the album art for his upcoming Magna Carta Holy Grail and it looked pretty fucking bland for such a grandiose musician. That is, until he released the actual art today next to the real Magna Carta in Salisbury Cathedral (meta mind melt). Kanye, Jay’s de facto Bizarro...
all the pretty girls #11 : Lais Ribeiro

all the pretty girls #11 : Lais Ribeiro

Lais Ribeiro is unquestionably the hottest mom living right now. With cheekbones sharp enough to cut glass and a smile to die for, this 20 year old model has already taken the industry with full force.                          ^ THIS IS NOT LAIS RIBEIRO. OPEN YOUR EYES.                Even...
Playlist: Comedowns and Rubdowns

Playlist: Comedowns and Rubdowns

I took some MDMA a few hours ago and now I’m having the inevitable come-down that I signed up for when I made the (correct) decision to mess around with some substances. It feels like I’m a robot, and typing is the only thing distracting me from that Dementor-friendly soul...
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If Music Videos Could Kill, 2013 Would Be Summer of Sam

If Music Videos Could Kill, 2013 Would Be Summer of Sam

Music videos are as exciting as they ever were. They’re killing it right now as if it were Summer of Sam. The platform has changed (pouring one out for you, MTV), but the quality has not. Month after month I find myself gawking at a barrage of colors, filters, and the occasional narrative (Spike Jonze,...
Not All Celebrities Were Created Equal : Before & After GIFS!!!

Not All Celebrities Were Created Equal : Before & After GIFS!!!

   Sighs, the days of being a celebrity on a magazine cover and not having your fan base find the untouched, non-airbrushed photos of you looking like an average individual are far gone…and I’m glad because some of these “before and after” GIFS are funny as hell…  <——— especially this one of the snow llama...
Q & A | Alex Pierce x Model-at-Large

Q & A | Alex Pierce x Model-at-Large

name. Alex Pierce age. 24 birthplace. Sofia, Bulgaria.   Alex and I met through a mutual friend and  immediately decided we wanted to work together. We caught up a little bit ago and here’s what he had to say…                 ITYS: So you’re currently on castings for fashion...
Decked Out: SAINT LAURENT x Men's

Decked Out: SAINT LAURENT x Men’s

It’s not often that I find a label I would feel comfortable being completely decked out in, but SAINT LAURENT maybe slowly changing my mind about such things. I went through and selected some of my favorites. Really stoked about the gold detailing on the sneakers and the general reworked “classic” look to the combat...
BPM LWR LVL: Slava, Sango, Dr. Jeep and more

BPM LWR LVL: Slava, Sango, Dr. Jeep and more

images from BPM LWR LVL : 6/15 feat – SLAVA x SANGO x DR. JEEP x EMEL x ARNOLD
The Best of Conceptual Footwear: from Panel Wood to Perspex

The Best of Conceptual Footwear: from Panel Wood to Perspex

  (Concrete Boots AW13 from Black Black Gold) There is this horrendous cliché that every woman is either a “shoe girl” or a “bag girl”– meaning that we can simply bifurcate the entire female population into either being obsessed with shoes or handbags. The saying is obviously outmoded and irrelevant because there are, of course,...
Stephanie's Spring 2013 Playlist for ITYS: Part I

Stephanie’s Spring 2013 Playlist for ITYS: Part I

Yo dudes. Spring is here! Just came back from a nice swim in the London Fields Lido, feeling light, limber, and crisp, so I’m going to roll with it and casually throw some tunes up here that I’ve been vibing on lately. Enjoy!    1. “SNARL” – 18+ ft. AIDS 3-D I generally have been...
Dear Met Gala, 'Punk' and 'Goth' Fashion Are Not the Same. Or: How the Met Gala was an Epic Punk Fashion Fail

Dear Met Gala, ‘Punk’ and ‘Goth’ Fashion Are Not the Same. Or: How the Met Gala was an Epic Punk Fashion Fail

BY: STEPHANIE MALIK You do NOT shut down Dame Vivienne Westwood. While admittedly not the most shocking headline in the world, the fact is this year’s Met Gala, celebrating the opening of the new “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, did not only fail in the ordinary way we...
Editorial Lust: Chloe Norgaard's Smile x I-D Magazine

Editorial Lust: Chloe Norgaard’s Smile x I-D Magazine

I saw this editorial the other day and found it so refreshing. Not only does model Chloe Norgaard pop like popcorn with her rebel rainbow inspired hair, but her smile is so invigorating and she’d decked out in Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2013 — drooling! One of my favorite editorials of the season for sure....
TALKS : GrandeMarshall is "Dedicated" to the Money

TALKS : GrandeMarshall is “Dedicated” to the Money

I did a little catch up with Xavier a couple of months ago after seeing him perform for the 5th Year Anniversary of Fool’s Gold — the label he was recently signed to. I walked around the West Village with X and some of his goons for a lil while — check out the photos...
Daily New: Astrid Andersen x A/W 2013 is incredible.

Daily New: Astrid Andersen x A/W 2013 is incredible.

The Autumn/Winter 2013 collection of Astrid Andersen speaks volumes while not relying on crappy word tees to do so… This is exactly what I’m into these days and I think that such forward movement in fashion is exactly what 2013 should be about. This collection is so “basketball luxury” — I swear this collection makes...
TRAVEL : DETROIT - DAY ONE x Beers, feet, and smiles.

TRAVEL : DETROIT – DAY ONE x Beers, feet, and smiles.

I went to Detroit & Ypsilanti for two weeks and took more photos than my iPhone’s 16 gb capacity could accomodate…and more than I was willing to upload to my instagram  and facebook too. Soo here they are. A buncha selfie’s, random Detroit ruin, friends, strangers, food, and yea, you get the picture — no pun,...