Tuesday, November 30, 2010




NO! NO! NO! Don’t be disheartened. Your favorite reality star Kim Kardashian Is Dead for Charity. She is in coffin, only to help raise awareness about World AIDS Day and money for the Keep a Child Alive charity.

30-year-old reality star Kim Kardashian plays dead in a coffin for participating in the Digital Life Sacrifice event. Check out Kim Kardashian in coffin for ad.

It is an unusual and appreciable initiative, where stars including Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Ryan Seacrest, Serena Williams and Usher will stop communicating via Twitter and Facebook until $1m is raised for charity that supports families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.

Ad says “Kim sacrificed her digital life to give real life to millions of others affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India,” “Visit BuyLife.org or text ‘KIM’ to ‘90999′ to buy her life now.”



I've been following the budding career of Yelawolf rather casually for a minute now off the strenghth of the first track I heard of his which was "Pop the trunk". What follows is Yelawolf in his own words talking about being a homeless skater and the moment at which he took the time to rethink the direction of his life. He is destined to set the hip hop world on fire with his wicked flow and ambitions as big as from the state he hails from BAMA! CHECK IT OUT!!!

Yelawolf "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Trend setting is really a state of mind. Enjoy!

SUPRA SKYTOP 11 "Lil" RED edition


“Lil’ Red” is the latest 413 Edition release from Supra. A collaboration between Supra, 413 and DJ Samantha Ronson, the all-full-grain leather sneaker is scheduled for a Black Friday release and is limited to to just 413 pairs worldwide. Available through 413 in the U.S., colette in Paris, and Foot Patrol in the U.K., the “Lil’ Red” will go on sale at noon PST via FACTORY413 in Los Angeles, and will be made available to online customers shortly thereafter at 3PM PST. Each pair purchased at FACTORY413 also comes packaged with the “Lil’ Red Mix”, a limited-edition CD with tracks selected and mixed by Ms. Ronson exclusively for the project.

Another GREAT time piece for a good time. CHECK IT OUT!!!



Premium watch designers, Audemars Piguet have just launched its latest model Royal Oak “Openworked”. Featuring movement from a new calibre derived from the 3120, the 3129, the watch is a high-contrast skeletonized model, displaying its inner workings. The complex design is available in either stainless steel or Rose Gold on a brown leather strap. Fans nervous of the shock-resistance should be comforted by the cross-through balance-bridge and its direct drive seconds hand that avoids any jerking. The Royal Oak Openworked should be available soon at a price starting around $30,000.




While the connection between Marc Jacobs and skateboarding may be lost among some, the brand has made efforts to promote and expand skateboarding. Earlier this year, they worked with the Savannah Skate Park to help raise funds over a series of t-shirts. Moving forward, Marc Jacobs looks into their advertising archives to release a collection of skatedecks featuring photos by Juergen Teller. They include Lisa Maria from spring 2000, Kate Moss from fall 2000, Stephanie Seymour from fall 2001 and M.I.A. from spring 2009. The decks are limited to 100 pieces each and set to retail for $69 USD. They will be available at Bookmarc and Marc Jacobs Men’s in New York and across the US on Friday.

(Courtesy of Hypebeast.com)

Finally a video representation to Mr. Hudson's "Anyone but him" also I've posted another song from the same album STRAIGHT NO CHASER entitled STRAIGHT NO CHASER. ENJOY.




Tuesday, November 23, 2010


To continue on in the saying, "If you want to have a good time you got to have a good watch", here are three extraordinary time pieces to have a good time with. CHECK IT OUT!!!


Californian watch label Nixon has just released its latest model, “The Trader” watch. The Trader is predominantly black with a shiny finish and features a titanium carbide coated case. Waterproof to a depth of 200 meters, each scratch resistant body is individually numbered on the reverse. Again composed from a custom titanium carbide coated stainless steal, the band is to be fastened with a double locking butterfly clasp and inter-changeable PU band complete with stainless steel buckle. The 7 hand watch includes a Swiss quartz chronograph to illustrate the day, date and month and is now available from the UK store for £800 ( Approx. $1280 USD).


Meister Watches link up with MMA icon Anderson Silva for a special limited edition version of the watchmaker’s popular Chief design. Built around Silva’s signature bumblebee logo, the timepiece takes on a black and yellow colorway, with a tonal rubber band and stainless steel case, as well as glow-in-the-dark dials. Only 200 units were produced, with availability starting Black Friday via select retailers, as well as the Meister online store.

Photography: Hypebeast


Movado’s Bauhaus-inspired Master watch enjoys a slick PVD colorway seen here. The 45mm watch case includes sapphire crystals and water resistance to 300 meters. The watch’s understated face includes Swiss produced movement and a tonal black on black colorway. Available now through retailers with a suggested retail price of $3,495 USD.

Source: TimeZone


Saturday, November 20, 2010


On a slow rainy day in between design work and project meetings I caught this video and it just made me feel good. CHECK IT OUT!!!

Stones Throw representatives MED and Aloe Blacc get together to serve you impressions from their surroundings in the new video for “Where I’m From”. Both artist lead the viewer through Oxnard, California thus giving a better understanding of the life on the Westside. Enjoy in these beautifully shot visual. (Courtesty of Hypetrak.com)


Thursday, November 18, 2010


As Able Abe continues to revamp we have a vision and a mindset where we'd like to be and what we want our brand to express. In the years previous it wasn't like we didn't have an idea it was more like we received a great deal of attention from a demographic that initially was not our target audience. Over time we built a fan base that kept us relevant and striving to grow. What follows is a interesting interview with the fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld speaking on these similar topics and more. CHECK IT OUT!!!

At the recent 2010 International Herald Tribune Luxury conference, The Business of Fashion’s Imran Amed interviewed Chanel creative director and fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld on a segment for the Luxury Channel. The interview delves extensively into Lagerfeld’s thoughts on what is required to stay relevant and progressive in our current landscape and to what effect technology plays in fashion.

A fan of a good pair of kicks, but not quite a sneaker head when I came across these I know I had to do a post on it. Just love the colorway and little details.


Following an initial preview back in October, we now get a closer look into the latest Air Jordan model from Nike’s ongoing Doernbecher campaign. This new design continues the AJ III’s excellence with one of the more visually intriguing colorways we’ve seen executed on the iconic silhouette. Done up in a 3M scheme, the shoes feature reflective materials via the tongue, lace panel, and above the midsoles. Red serves as the predominate hue with black and silver adding some contrast in color. Clear outsoles with red stitching finish off the design. A scheduled release is set for December 11th, 2010, through limited Jordan Brand doors.

Photography: Hypebeast




On the look out 24/7 for new and innovate ways to draw attention to my brand I look to examples like this, which I think are damn good. CHECK IT OUT!!!


Hella Tight x UNI - Kings Keep Marching from Hella Tight on Vimeo.

Bay Area staple Hella Tight continues its ongoing collaboration with Hip-Hoppers U-N-I as the two team up for a third installment of their Land Of The Kings snap-back, already done up in Los Angeles Kings and Lakers colorways. This time around, the team builds its inspiration from the official colors of the Los Angeles of Anaheim Angels, produced a navy blue base with red accenting. The cap is being carried at both Union LA and Stadium in Tokyo, as well as online through Hellatight.com. Offered above is a music video set up for this third installment.

I've been hearing a lot from this cat CyHi Da Prince through K. WEST's G.O.O.D. Music drops and now here is a video. Let me know, is CyHi legit or should he just quit?|


Cyhi Da Prynce - Living Wonderful from Decatur Dan on Vimeo.

Being signed to one of today’s hottest camps sure brings forth some positive side effects. Since joining the G.O.O.D. Music-imprint Atlanta’s CyHi Da Prynce has established his name within the industry and documents the bright sides in life in his Decatur Dan-directed for “Living Wonderful”. Off his Royal Flush-mixtape. Enjoy!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Over the weekend I got the chance to take in a screening of BITCH SLAP via Netflix watch instantly feature. This film was a pleasant surprise as I was in the mood for some fun. I'm a huge fan of Blaxplotation style films like Black Ceasar, Cotton comes to Harlem, or Coffy. These films all involve sex and violence and BITCH SLAP was in the same vein as these.

BITCH SLAP is the story of three curvaceous babes, stripper Trixe, business executive Hel, and the feisty ex-con Camero, arrive at a desert hideaway to steal a stash of diamonds from an underworld kingpin, things quickly spiral out of control. Allegiances are switched, truths are revealed, criminals are unmasked and nothing is quite what it seems as the fate of the world is precariously balanced among this trio of sexy femmes fatales. BITCH SLAP was written by Eric Gruendemann and Rick Jacobson, directed by Rick Jacobson, produced by Eric Gruedemann and Rick Jacobson, from Bombshell Pictures 2009.

I really enjoyed this film. Did it have a mind binding plot or a great twist at the end?... maybe not. What it did have was a lot of campy sex, violence, and action, which in America is a perquisite to a good time right? As much as BITCH SLAP had all of these elements, being sexy as hell, the storyline held up through out and in my opinion never was there any gratuitous violence or sex, it all worked to move the story along. I became more interested in the film as a whole for that reason. Looking back I'd definitely recommend this to a friend looking for a fun, sexy, action film, with a sizzling female cast. So in that case I'd give BITCH SLAP 31/2 stars. CHECK IT OUT!!!


Mishka 2011 Calendar by Ellen Stagg video
This year the Mishka Calendar has quite a few new faces like Kayla-Jane Danger, Mosh, Skin Diamond, Masuimi Max, Marlo Marquise and Jenna Haze. These girls join returning favorites such as Justine Joli, Ryan Keely, Charlotte Stokely, Darenzia, Heather Vandeven, Mandy Morbid, and Zoli in crafting 2011’s hottest calendar. The girls work ranges from glamour, fetish, alt and everything in between including posing for Penthouse, Burning Angels and Suicide Girls. Enjoy! (courtesy of hypebeast.com)


What follows is the recap of KID CUDI'S visit to RSVP's Gallery for the release of his new album. If you watch carefully you will see fellow hip hoppers Chip the Ripper, Big Sean, and Donnis.

Bun B x Drake

Here is the video for Bun B's PUT IT DOWN. A major player in the game for sometime now Bun B comes together with the smooth delivery of the rapid up and comer Drake to do some damage on this track PUT IT DOWN! CHECK IT OUT!!!


Saturday, November 13, 2010


On a pretty damn slow Saturday with the Holidays in the horizon here are some more beautiful time pieces... who knows they may make some wonderful stocking stuffers... CHECK IT OUT!!!


For the fifth consecutive year, Nixon and Barneys have released an exclusive, limited edition Holiday collection. The Nixon x Barneys collection includes three customized timepieces (The Magnacon, The Ceramic 51-30, The Chronicle), all with interchangeable watchbands, featuring Horween leather and either an all black ceramic or all black stainless steel second band option. All watches in this highly limited collection will include custom engraved casebacks and each is numbered to indicate their exclusivity. The Nixon x Barneys collection is now available at all Barneys CO-OP locations.



Came across this vid and took a listen... thought it was dope so I wanted to share.


Thursday, November 11, 2010


Many people look at reinvention of ones self or brand as a negative thing, or as an admittance to ones flaws and short comings. When in most cases reinvention is a breath of new life that can take one to new heights and brIng new experiences. As we at Able Abe Clothing take a step back to reinvent ourselves another well know brand takes action to reinvent themselves in this great behind the scenes footage. CHECK IT OUT!!!


W magazine has been given a makeover that will shape its future. This clip details the revival of W magazine, from its logo change to an alteration in its cover format and much more. Guiding us through, editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi introduces the viewer to the new concepts and indeed to some of the staff behind the scenes. The video provides an exclusive insight into the making and the thought process behind the already rare occurrence of the restyling and publication of an existing magazine. Keep an eye out for celebrity features, models and the way in which the workers envision W magazine’s future. The newly revamped W magazine’s latest instalment features the multi-talented Pharrell Williams. Taking an exclusive look around the star’s home, fans are given the chance to see P’s pool, pianos, contemporary art collection and more. Not content with shooting around the house, Pharrell also partakes in a spot of modelling, sporting an array of different clothes pulled from his own wardrobe. Look out for the feature in its entirety in the forthcoming issue of W magazine, whilst the aforementioned video can be streamed using the hyperlink above.
(Courtesy of Hypebeast)


Tuesday, November 9, 2010


As we plan for future editions its funny where we sometimes find inspiration. Following Verbal & Yoon of AMUSH design we have taken a liking to the whimsical and uber creative side that they show case. What follows is a look at few of their jewelry designs.

AMBUSH DESIGN 2011 Spring/Summer Collection

Here we take a look into new product from AMBUSH as they preset a series of designs created for the brand’s 2011 Spring/Summer Collection. Standing out are several classics, done up in a variety of new colorways, including pieces like the POW! ring and “SKULL “AMB” BONES” line. Also on display is AMBUSH’s latest collaboration; an eclectic mix of vibrant styles created alongside Cassette Playa. Look for these come 2011.

Photography: Jeff Metal for Hypebeast





I don't know what it is but I'm lovin' this video. A storyline in a video?... WOW you don't see that much in videos anymore... it must be that. CHECK IT OUT!!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010


I had seen previews to this film months before its release and knew I had to see this movie when it came out. There was just something about the story, characters, and setting that intrigued me wondering how events would unfold. When I got a chance to finally see the film it was the weekend of its last run in theaters and still people had not heard of it or faintly remembered what the plot was. I managed to show up late to the screening, which is a real deal breaker for me, but I decided to stay and follow through and take in the film.

The TOWN is the story of the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston which is renowned for churning out a high number of armed robbers, generation after generation. These robbers never leave their Charlestown life on their own volition, the neighborhood where there is an unwritten code to protect that lifestyle. Such robbers include friends Doug MacRay, James Coughlin, Albert 'Gloansy' Magloan and Desmond Elden. Doug and James in particular treat each other like family, as the Coughlins have realistically been as such to Doug since Doug's mother ran off and Doug's father, Stephen MacRay, was sent to prison. James' single mother sister, the drugged out Krista Coughlin, and Doug have a casual sexual relationship. The foursome carry out a mostly successful bank robbery, but due to circumstances take the bank manager, Claire Keesey, hostage for a short period before releasing her physically unharmed. They then find out that Claire lives in Charlestown... Written by Huggo

The film was written by Peter Craig, Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard (adapted from the novel Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan), directed by Ben Affleck, produced by Graham King from Warner Bros. studios 2010.

I fully enjoyed this film, it kept me intrigued and held up its tension and authenticity through out. I believe its portrayal of drama, emotional situations, and action was the main reason I got so wrapped up in what was coming across the screen. If anything, I do wish that the direction of the storyline ended on a stronger note, which in my mind would have taken this film to another level setting it apart from other films in its genre.

Overall this was a good film that I would recommend to others to go and see. It was entertaining and when I go to see a film that is really all I can ask so I give this film 3 1/2 stars.



Thursday, November 4, 2010



Be a part of the solution.

Able Abe Clothing and Bustolini’s teaming up to re-use old denim.

Able Abe Clothing is looking for your unwanted,new, and used denim. Jeans, shorts, jackets; you name it-if it’s denim, then we want it. These donations will be recycled to create new, unique fashions for the Able Abe Clothing’s DENIM PROJECT:. Furthermore, as you donate your denim pieces, you are helping to support an innovative recycling clothing movement that keeps landfill waste to a minimum.

With Bustolini’s Deli and Coffee house aboard on this AMAZING project, they will be used as the drop off point for your denim donations. That said, Bustolini’s is more than just a drop off station for denim donations it is the best place for a delicious cup of coffee, breakfast sandwich, or salad to keep you going. And they now offer free bike deliveries if you are in the ZONE. Call to find out if you are 892.1790


800 Broadway

Chico, Ca 95928

Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm

We suggest you search your closet and all your friend’s closets because whatever denim we receive will be used for a progressive cause. And don’t forget to stop in to Bustolini’s to drop off your denim and have a great lunch or coffee along the way.



Here is a time piece that makes a statement... and you know what I say to have a good time you gotta have a good watch CHECK IT OUT!!!


Esteemed watchmaker TAG Heuer adds another release to its roster of Japan Series watches as they present the “Tuscan Hill Road” timepiece. The watch follows previous drops which include the Scottish Highlands, Great Ocean Road, and Pacific Coast Highway. The watch features a standard distinctive dark green face with the Pegasus Toscana Hill Roads logo. It is available through through select retailers, priced at 388,500 (Approx. $4,811 USD), with only 577 units produced.

NSFW... OH MY...

You’re looking at the latest not-safe-for-work photo shoot from the infamous Terry Richardson. Working with Vanessa Veasley, the shoot was created in promotion of Supreme’s latest apparel and accessory collection and was featured in their recent publication: Supreme Book, Vol. 6. Featuring a small collection of Supreme products, Veasley steals the show, showcasing her body more prominently than the gear. Typically shot against a plain white background the shoot takes Richardson’s signature style in all its scandalous glory.


Vanessa Veasley for Supreme (Video) from freshngood.com on Vimeo.


What follows is an extended trailer to a film called INFLUENCERS. In this film a number of artist, designers, those in the media, and those in the industry of promotion speak on the idea of how ideas and trends spread. It seems like a very legit film with some honest talk on what is really up. CHECK IT OUT!!!

INFLUENCERS FULL VERSION from R+I creative on Vimeo.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010


A few weeks back I posted an interview of Verbal and Yoon of Ambush design, here is another interview for RSVP Gallery featuring the dynamic duo talking about their design influences. CHECK IT OUT!!!