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VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1

NASTY GAL


According to their website, “Nasty Gal is a global online destination for fashion-forward, free-thinking girls. In 2006, founder Sophia Amoruso started an eBay store selling a highly curated selected of vintage pieces. In just 5 short years the shop has grown to become an international style source offering both new and vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories.” 

The name “Nasty Gal” was inspired by the album and song of Betty Davis who they define as “the patron saint of badass women.” 

Their website has a wide array of different trendy clothes, accessories and shoes to choose from. Ladies, check out their awesome accessories great for your back to school looks for the fall! 

Photos (from left to right)

Row 1: Nasty Gal Logo/Betty Davis “Nasty Gal” album cover 

Row 2: Oasis Backpack/Trip Out Backpack/ Tryst Bucket Bag

Row 3: Tribal fringe necklace/ Zipper Cuff/ Broken heart ring 

Photo courtesy of nastygal.com 

Check out their website here- NASTY GAL 

MURS TAKES A STAND



Rapper Murs shows his support for the LBGT community. In his newest music video “Animal Style”, Murs wears a “Legalize Gay” shirt and also shares a kiss with him on-screen boyfriend.

"Animal Style is a song I did for many reasons," Murs explains. "The first was to be an advocate for people close to me who are out, and those who have yet to come out. It’s also a love song, which is nothing new for me. But with this one I wanted to challenge the listener to ask themselves: Is the love shared by two people of the same gender, really that different than the love I have for my partner of the opposite sex? And finally, I just felt it was crucial for some of us in the hip hop community to speak up on the issues of teen suicide, bullying, and the overall anti-homosexual sentiment that exist within hip hop culture. I felt so strongly about these issues and this song that I had to do a video that would command some attention, even if it makes some viewers uncomfortable. Even if it came at the cost of my own comfort."

Check out the music video above! 

For more, READ HERE.

BOOMBOXES MEET VINTAGE LUGGAGES



Check out these classy portable vintage boomboxes! These boomboxes come in 4 different collections- Courier Class, Debonair Class, Diplomat Class, and Swarthy Class. These Case of Bass boomboxes are made in Portland, Oregon by  Ezra and Alex Cimino-Hurt. They are hand-built by sustainability and upcycling.

Photo courtesy of complex.com

For more, click HERE

Boomboxes are available for purchase here- CASE OF BASS

PUBLISH BRAND SUMMER 2012 COLLECTION



Publish just dropped their Summer 2012 Collection. The Summer 2012 collection named “Good Moods,” consists of leopard print, stripes, pocket-tees, button ups, cuffed shorts, and more. Check out their hot summer styles! 

Photo Courtesy of publishbrand.com

The “Good Moods” Collection is available for purchase on their online shop- CLICK HERE.

US VERSUS THEM x DOM KENNEDY



Us Versus Them collaborated with Dom Kennedy and created the Yellow Album Collection which consists of 2 graphic T-Shirts and a Coach’s Jacket. The Yellow Album Collection is set to be released and available for purchase at Us Versus Them and Active Ride Shops on July 2nd. 

Check out Active Ride Shop in Long Beach on July 1st! Dom Kennedy is doing a special autograph signing. For the first 200 people, they will get a free autographed poster with a purchase from the collection. 

READ MORE- HERE

Dom Kennedy’s- THE YELLOW ALBUM

US VERSUS THEM

ACTIVE RIDE SHOP

Photo Courtesy of complex.com

L.R.G. x BEAT JUNKIES

BEAT JUNKIES: Spinning since 1992.

L.R.G. is celebrating the Beat Junkies 20th Anniversary with a Special Capsule Collection consisting of a T-shirt and snap back that will be released on June 30th. Check out L.R.G.’s special promo video!  

For more, READ HERE.

PHOTO COURTESY of complex.com

MELODY EHSANI



Hey Ladies! Check out these unique accessories by MELODY EHSANI! Melody Ehsani  was born and raised in Los Angeles. Instead of going with what her family wanted her to do, she followed her heart and did what she loved the most- design. 

Rihanna is seen in the picture wearing one of Melody Ehsani’s necklaces- Queen of the Jungle Necklace. 

PHOTO COURTESY of highsnobette.com 

Check Out Melody Ehsani’s Website, HERE.

 HOT SUMMER SANDALS

The hot summer heat is slowly coming in as the days get closer to the first day of summer-the summer solstice. Check out these Stussy x Island Slipper 2012 Leather Sandals to add to your hot summer look! It’ll be available on June 23rd at select Stussy Chapter stores. The available colors for purchase are black and brown. 

Photo Courtesy of hypebeast.com

Read more from Hypebeast, HERE.

Hot Summer Eyewear

Photo courtesy of Hypebeast.com 

Peep these sunglasses from The Hundreds 2012 Summer Eyewear Collection. The collection consists of Phoenix, Valens, Morrison, and the newest edition: Taylor. 

Phoenix- Stylish with cool colors to choose from such as amber tortoise, fade to black, matte, and more.

Valens- Has square frames that give the sunglasses a futuristic look along with its mirrored lenses. 

Morrison- Classic and sleek metal framed aviators 

Taylor- The newest. It’s an optical frame that is readily interchangeable with prescription lenses. 

Look stylish and protect your eyes from the hot summer rays!

Read more from Hypebeast, HERE.

Sunglasses available for purchase HERE at the HUNDREDS website.

Hey Fellas, Check this out!

How trendy are you? Spring is coming to an end and summer is just around the corner. What fashion trends are you rockin’? Check out some of these spring/summer looks for the Urban Gentlemen- you! 

Photo courtesy of theurbangent.com 

The Basic White. Going all black has been in trend for awhile, now the opposite befalls us. Lately more and more celebrities have been keeping it simple, with high-dollar simple white t-shirts and white button downs. While some are going pattern crazy other’s opt for the opposite, and you just gotta respect it… you just do.”- theurbangent.com

To see more fashion trend style guides, CLICK HERE.

BAPExKREAYSHAWN

Photo courtesy of complex.com

Bape is coming out with a limited edition t-shirt with Kreayshawn. These shirts are set to drop on June 23rd in the London Bape store and online. 

For more details, READ HERE.

The Boss Calls the Shots

Nicki Minage

Photo courtesy of sound-savvy.com

Hot 97 Summer Jam 2012 in New Jersey had a great line-up set yesterday along with Nicki Minaj as the marquee performer. But a few hours before, the line-up changed. It was said that Hot 97 host, Peter Rosenberg, had some remarks about Ms. Minaj. He said “I see the real hip hop heads sprinkled in here, I see them. I know there are some chicks in here waiting to sing ‘Starships’ later - I’m not talking to ya’ll right now, I’m here to talk about real hip-hop.” A few hours after Mr. Rosenberg’s statement, word came that Nicki Minaj had backed out by the request of ‘Lil Wayne, Boss of the Young Money Label.

For more of the article, READ HERE.

 WARMING THINGS UP

Karmaloop is investing $200,000 to establish a nonprofit advocacy organization called the Future Boston Alliance which launches this wednesday. They want to make the city of Boston more attractive for artists, musicians, and designers who could start small businesses there. Kamaloop CEO Greg Selkoe said, ” If boston isn’t fun, and there aren’t a lot of creative things happening there, that’s very bad for the entrepreneurial environment… there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be the start-up hub of the universe.”  In addition, he also finds Boston “cold and conservative.” 
For more of the article, click HERE. 
Photo courtesy of Mari Nishimura. 

PRESIDENT OBAMA x YOUNG JEEZY



Saturday, April 28th was the Annual White House Correspondent’s Dinner. President Obama made his love for Hip Hop known and even made a shout out to Young Jeezy. President Obama stated, ” In my first term I sang Al Green. In my second term, I’m going with Young Jeezy.” He then adds that he also sings it sometimes to his wife, Michelle, who sits there laughing and agrees. 

For more of the article, click HERE