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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thru the eyes of Italian stylist Silva Bergomi

I’m a big fan of Dazed&Confused Magazine, so of course when I saw em on Twitter I had to follow em…The links they post and the stories told on Dazed Digital are always souch awesome, fun, and interesting reads so when I came across the intimate and beautifully recorded images of stylist Silva Bergomi I...

Tunez: The Luyas x Le Gros Ballon

The Luyas are montreal art-pop trio Jessie, Pietro, and Stefan. Too Beautiful To Work is wonderfully chaotic, fusing an array of noises and an incredibly complex time signature. Their second full length, by the same name, is due out February 22. The Luyas: Too Beautiful To Work Le Gros Ballon make beautiful, cinematic music. And...

SWAGGED UP @ the Commodore. (part 1)

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Weekly Essentials: illesteva x YUMAKI x Marino x Diesel

Sup yall, I know I ain’t been bloggin’ too much as of late, but I have been getting over being sick TWICE in the same month — horrific. Ha. Anyway, I decided to get yall off with some of my weekly essentials — some stuff I couldn’t stop thinking about all week and I’ll continue...

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Tunez: Oh Land x Lykke Li

We, over at ITYS, first caught a glimpse of Oh Land this past year at CMJ. The unassuming Danish beauty was captivating, and we’ve only expected big things from her ever since. And with a little help from Twin Shadow, White Nights is legit next level. Oh Land: White Nights (Twin Shadow Remix) I wasn’t...

iThinkYoureSwell.com has added a new voice, her name is Erin.

So it’s been a long time coming, but the time is finally here. Yall say hello to Erin, she’s the new female voice on the site now. One day it just came to me that maybe we should have a girl writing and talking and bullsh*tting on the site and Erin is perfect. I love...

Fashion: Ann Demeulemeester x Men’s x FW 2011

Leather, lace and velvet? The perfect combination? Yes. Throw it on a boy? EVEN BETTER Ann D never ceases to amaze me and this collection blew me away. Everyone is used to her typical thrown together deconstructed signature look but this collection, to me, is the best shes done in years. Break away jackets and...

Fashion: Balenciaga x Men’s RTW x Fall 2011

Balenciaga’s continued focus on the “urban casual” look is quite evident in this collection as they give us a mixed collection of wool duffle coats, pea coats, hooded nylon parkas, and more. I think it’s a rather interesting collection with a few pieces that I actually love, but I’m definitely not in love with everything.....

Fashion: Moncler Gamme Bleu x Men’s RTW x Fall 2011

Thom Browne’s fall collection for Moncler Gamme Bleu paid homage to the tradition of British hunting. The blazers were filled with down and patterned with hounds tooth, there are the oxford check shirts, cardigans, ties and also trench coats, but as impressed as I was with the actual collection itself, I was almost doubly impressed...

sidewalks & sidestreets x style diary

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Megan Fox x Rafael Nadal x Emporio Armani

Okay I know sex sells, but damn, this might be a little TOO sexy. Rafael Nadal, tennis extraordinaire, teams up with Megan Fox, the face of Armani cosmetics to create a pretty hot ad campaign. Maybe even a rival to the Eva Mendes Calvin Klein ads? Hmm…nah. There’s no way Megan Fox is as hot...