January 28, 2012
Atlanta-based designer Azede Jean-Pierre recently released some photos from her SS/12 Capsule Collection lookbook. I am absolutely in love with the sheer fabrics, the tailoring, and the overall femininity of these pieces, Azede certainly outdid herself. If you are unfamiliar with Azede, she is no stranger to That GOOD GOOD Blog and you can click here to read my past posts on her & her work. Here are a few more photos from the lookbook:
D’Angelo is back, ya’ll! After an 11+ year long absence, D’Angelo graced Stockholm, Sweden with a performance so riveting, it had R&B fanatics everywhere taking to the world wide web to bear witness to the magnificent footage. Not only did he serve up some of his more memorable hits such as ‘Chicken Grease’ and ‘Devil’s Pie’, Mr. How Does It Feel also debuted a brand new song entitled ‘Sugar Daddy’. This man’s voice is as brilliant as ever and his soul seems to be in the right place too. I’m so happy to see him back, it feels like the music world is starting to make sense to me again. Click here, here, and here to see the performance.
A friend of mine put me on to this producer/MC a few weeks ago and I have been hooked ever since. Oddisee is dope, I love his sound. Make sure you look him up on youtube! Here are a few of my favorite tracks of his:Chocolate City Dreaming, Once Again, Detroit & Mattered Much
This is, perhaps, the most creative tumblr that I’ve ever seen. As stated on the site: “If your house was burning, what would you take with you? It's a conflict between what's practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question.” People from all over the world send in photos, like the one seen above, displaying the items they would try to take from their burning houses. It’s such a simple yet amazing concept and as I peered through the site, it made me wonder what I would take myself. The Burning House is definitely worth a minute (or 5) of your time!
January 23, 2012
Hello! I hope 2012 has been treating everyone extremely well thus far. Today, I would like to share a brand that I have been following for quite some time with you all. LAURENCEAIRLINE is a fashion label based out of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the hometown of LAURENCEAIRLINE’s chief designer, Laurence Chauvin Buthaud. The concept that “fashion and ethnic cultures can successfully collaborate to create possibilities for the future” is the driving force behind this line and also provides a vehicle for creating job opportunities in Abidjan amidst the aftermath of the humanitarian and political crisis in the Ivory Coast. LAURENCEAIRLINE’s SS/12 menswear collection entitled “ABIDJAN” features shirts and underwear composed of brilliantly colored poplin, chambray, and wax cotton fabrics which display an aesthetic similar to that of traditional African wear. I must say, I have seen wax cotton and ankara overused, misused and abused within the past couple of years so it is extremely, extremely refreshing to see this fabric used so well. LAURENCEAIRLINE brings beauty and hope to a land that has been impacted by pain and despair and has thus earned the good good seal of approval. Please enjoy the photos & video, and make sure you click on the LAURENCEAIRLINE website link at the bottom of this post as well.