Wednesday, May 13, 2015

CIROC LEADER X How 1 Yonkers Man Took A Liquor Brand From Nowhere To A Million Cases. Twice


Tired of music videos with artists pouring Cristal all over the place? Well, there was a time when that was a new way to market liquor. That was in 2002, when Yonkers’ Nick Storm was launching the premium vodka drink Hpnotiq with its creator Raphael Yakoby. Storm secured a placement for the beverage in a video by hip-hop artist Fabolous, and the blue liquor skyrocketed to the forefront of the urban liquor scene. A few years later, Sean Combs (who you may know as Puff, Puff Daddy, Puffy, or P. Diddy), recruited Storm to do the same thing for his vodka line, Ciroc. We caught up with Storm to find out how he managed such a feat and to get tips for those trying to emulate his success. 

NIKE LEBRON 12 “MAG” CUSTOM


Over the span of the three films that made up the Back to the Future trilogy, we saw that minor actions could have major unintended consequences in the the space time continuum. With this custom pair of the Nike LeBron 12 “Mag” by

NIKE ERIC KOSTON 2 MAX “TOTAL WHITE”


White seersucker suits, white Tees, white on white kicks – that’s when you know it’s summer time. So in fitting with the season, the Swoosh serves up a nice one with this Nike Eric Koston 2 Max “Total White” featuring a crisp look for the stylish nubuck no sew.

Kanye West wears Apple Watch, Haider Ackermann, Saint Laurent and Adidas at Cleveland vs Bulls Playoff Game

Kanye West performed during  Game 4 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Bulls at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. 

Lebron James Arrives for Game 5 wearing 3.1 Phillip Lim


LeBron James made a stylish arrival to Quicken Loans Arena last night ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-101 win over the Chicago Bulls in Game 5 of the Eastern Conferece Semifinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Kanye West Talks Hope for Humanity’s Future


When Kanye West was on the cover of TIME in 2005, promoting his second album, the magazine noted that the rapper strives to be all things to all people, concluding, “He just might succeed.” Nearly ten years, five albums, and countless provocative statements later, West appears to have gotten as close to that goal as a recording artist can get: A cultural colossus who’s as comfortable showing a fashion collection as performing at the Grammys or sharing the contours of his personal life with Ellen DeGeneres and her viewers.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

SLAM JAM X PUMA STATES “TAN”


We’ve already seen the 25th Anniversary Pack from Slam Jam and PUMA, featuring the latter’s Trinomic XT2 Plus and States in a sleek black colorway.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

BEATS BY DR. DRE PRESENTS SOLO2 WIRELESS HEAPHONES IN NEW METALLIC COLORS


Beats by Dr. Dre has unveiled three new special-edition colors for its Solo2 Wireless Headphones. The trio of new hues — Space Grey, Silver and Gold — add a metallic finish to the sleekly designed cans, with no visible screws and plenty of flowing curves to enhance the streamlined aesthetic.

THERE’S A $32 MILLION CONDO (NOT MANSION) IN BROOKLYN HEIGHTS


The current owners of the 11,000 square foot condo located at One Brooklyn Bridge Park, hedge fund Stuart Leaf and his wife, have put the Brooklyn Heights home back on the market. The condo, that takes over three floors and a combination of nine units, includes six bedrooms, a 3,500-bottle wine room, a rock-climbing wall and a screening room.

PARIS BAGUETTE IS SERVING UP SWEET TREATS DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN


Why travel to Paris, when it’s already in Downtown Brooklyn.
Last week, the Korean pastry franchise, Paris Baguette opened to a slew of excited dessert fanatics. On the busy corner of Court and Schermerhorn, the restaurant that serves of some of the best Parisian style breads, pastries, cakes, gourmet sandwiches and coffee, fits it’s first Brooklyn location in the changing neighborhood.

CLINTON HILL’S BROKEN ANGEL CONDOS START AT COOL $1.1 MILLION




The four-story home that was a staple in the community was previously owned by Arthur Wood, an artist popular in the neighborhood. The property has since been purchased by Barrett Design and Development for, get this, a whopping $4.1 million.

Clinton Hill's Broken Angel Condos Start At Cool $1.1 Million 

Chelsea Clinton Covers Elle's May Issue

Amid rampant speculation that Hillary Clinton will officially announce her presidential campaign on Sunday, Elle just revealedthat a Chelsea Clinton profile is the cover story for the magazine's May issue. On the cover, the former first daughter wears a black Gucci dress and Cartier jewelry, and in another photo on Elle's website, she wears an all-black outfit with a Derek Lam blouse, Stella McCartney trousers and Brian Atwood heels.

17 Tough-but-Pretty Leather and Suede Jackets Perfect for Spring

Do you know why bikers favor leather jackets over, say, twill trench coats? Not only are they instrumental in communicating "tough guy," but they're also windproof. And what season is more notorious for wind than spring? Leather jackets—particularly of the biker variety—tend to get shuttled into autumn territory, but they're actually a great springtime solution, too.

Nike's New Commercials Feature Normals Who Aren't That Into Working Out

Nike's new TV commercial has to feature the shakiest plank ever seen in a Nike ad. But that's the point of the brand's massive new campaign called #betterforit, which encourages women of all fitness levels to hit their own personal athletic goals. The campaign is part of Nike's push to expand its women's apparel line, a $5 billion business that Nike expects to grow another $2 billion by 2017.

LOUIS VUITTON SAYS SALES ARE STRONG UNDER NICOLAS GHESQUIÈRE


Although LVMH does not break out sales numbers for individual brands in its quarterly earnings reports, the company has been enthusiastic in its praise for Louis Vuitton's Nicolas Ghesquière — even before his products hit the sales floor this fall. The praise has continued now that LVMH has real sales data to back it up.