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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TEST Presents Special Screening at London Fashion Week

TEST Presents Special Screening at London Fashion Week

TEST Presents is a new monthly fashion film club organized by Jaime Perlman, founder of TESTmagazine and Art Director of British Vogue, created with the intention of offering a platform for discussion of the unique and increasingly complex relationship between fashion and film. As part of London Fashion Week, TEST held a special screening in...

Hot Mess: a 35mm birthday gallery

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LONDON FASHION WEEK S/S 2012 (I hope u own some leather and/or latex)

LONDON FASHION WEEK S/S 2012 (I hope u own some leather and/or latex)

As many of you know, this past Wednesday marked the end of London Fashion Week. I was lucky enough to score an international press pass purely based on my previous work covering New York fashion week for New York-based magazine Scallywag & Vagabond (in other words, by coming up in the results when the registration...

TONITE: GOOD KIDS present ‘LADIES NIGHT’ @ HOME SWEET HOME

i.e all the cutest ladies in the city will be djing all in one place and i know most of em so like if i’m not there, i’d be a dick, right? RIGHT. you should come too, i’ll get you a drink and shit. haha.i mean, what else are you doing on a Monday night?...
I WANT THAT: Kiel Mead x Cinder Block Necklace

I WANT THAT: Kiel Mead x Cinder Block Necklace

It’s such a simple little thing, no? I kinda need it. It goes for about 140.00 and I would say it’s well worth it. It’s Gold over Brass on a 30″ chain. -antwan.

OLD SCHOOL JAM: Da Art Of Storytellin’ x Outkast ft. Slick Rick

If you don’t know this track — you’re losing, seriously. Ha. Favorite verse is definitely the Andre 3000 joint, check it. “Three in the morning yawnin dancin under street lights / We chillin like a villain and a nigga feelin right” later nerds, antwan.
EDITORIAL LUST: MY BOY x Vogue Russia

EDITORIAL LUST: MY BOY x Vogue Russia

This first shot is phenomenal and the styling, impeccable. Look at that bow-tie. Damn. Haha. And she’s a red head, Elisa Sednaoui is exquisite. This last shot…yes. Ellen Von Unwerth is truly one of the greatest photographers around, top 5 hands down. date: December 2010 models: Elisa Sednaoui photographer: Ellen Von Unwerth
I WANT THAT: Y-3 x Kazuhiri Cutout Sneakers

I WANT THAT: Y-3 x Kazuhiri Cutout Sneakers

I know these are loud as hell, but don’t you still want em? I just feel like they are the kinda sneakers that put you in a good mood when you see em…like a walking pair of suns…Ha. I really like em. Some light denim to polish it off and maybe a white button down...
Editorial Lust: California Boys x Man About Town

Editorial Lust: California Boys x Man About Town

date: spring/summer 2011 model(s): Brennan Steines photographer: Hedi Slimane
I WANT THAT: COMME DES GARÇONS HOMME PLUS x Snakeskin Sneakers

I WANT THAT: COMME DES GARÇONS HOMME PLUS x Snakeskin Sneakers

I’m not usually a big fan of snakeskin or anything metallic cince most of that shizz reminds me of Ed Hardy and you know I can’t eff with Ed Hardy, haha, but these sneaks are too dope. And why wouldn’t they be, they’re effin’ Comme Des I Can’t Afford Anything You Make! But I love...

OLD SCHOOL JAM: “ALL I NEED” – Mary J. Blige x Method Man

Mary J in that big ass hat and that denim — can’t tell her nothin! I have always loved this song. It’s the kinda song that you think about because someone brings it up in conversation and then all off a sudden it’s just stuck in your head. I listened to it a few nights...

I WANT THAT: BANDE DES QUATRES x KANDINSKY RING

OMG. I love all of these rings!  I wish I had more fingers and didn’t have to pay rent for a couple of months so I could afford to have them all in my possession.  I met the founder and head designer Erin a couple of months ago and I’ve been drooling over the rings...