Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Stevie Crooks - 'Gem Star [Razor Ramon Flow]' Music Video

Newest Visual from our family Stevie Crooks, video brings back the essence of hip hop in my opinion, this dude is going to do some damage in the industry, nothing but great. Watch now or catch a Razor's Edge. S/O big bro repping that BBi as well.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

[VIDEO] Ryan Leslie "Good Girl"

Ryan Leslie's "Good Girl" is the third in a series of 10 videos that will make up the Les is More visual album.

Check out the first two videos after the jump

Monday, December 26, 2011

[DOWNLOAD] Fabolous "TINC3: Death Comes In 3's" Mixtape

Fabolous drops a new mixtape, hosted by DJ Drama and features Meek Mill, Trey Songz, and Lloyd Banks, just to name a few.

Download: There Is No Competition III: Death Comes in 3

[DOWNLOAD] Ta'East "Politics" ft. Stevie Crooks & Casey Veggies

The west coast hip-hop scene continues to produce some of the rawest and realest up-and-coming artists in the game. This track features three of them. Take a listen to Ta'East's "Politics" complete with features from Stevie Crooks and Casey Veggies.

[VIDEO] Rihanna "You Da One"

Merry XXX-Mas from the foxy RiRi.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

"Fabrics Speak Words" A Collection By Rick Montano

    First and foremost I really want to thank you for taking the time to read this article and browsing through the Lookbook. I decided to do this particular project because I wanted to challenge my self to a difficult and creative assignment, as a fashion designer you should always push boundaries and keep your creative juices flowing on a consistent basis, I believe the title of a fashion designer is confused many times, this in itself is a whole other topic , I have always been fascinated with fabrics and Cut N Sew in general, being that at the moment we are perfecting and getting our 2012 seasons ready to go i found a little time to put together a project that was a 100% myself, Meaning Designed , sewed , styled , and with some help of a respectable and great photographer (Ryan Fulcher) shot . It was a LONG 3 weeks of keeping sheltered away from people and working day in and day out but it has finally been completed, it feels rewarding to know you can put together everything yourself I must say.

  This particular project I decided to entitle it "Fabrics Speak Words" I went with the title because of the intriguing stories that fabrics tell me when I look at them, some people would interpret it as a simple piece of cloth, I see it as a story , a piece of art. The fabrics that I used for this piece came together to tell a story. The First piece in which I call "Timeless Soldier" is a fatigue t-shirt with a 100% cotton "Clock" print Right pocket, if you put the two fabrics together it tells a story in itself without even saying a word hence the "Fabrics Speak Words" title. During the time i found the fabrics i read an article in the newspaper stating that President had retracted all the troops from Iraq and Afghanistan and were set to return home before the end of the year, now another story arose in my head and in a bunch of other Americans heads i hope , and it was "It's About Time" so now finding the two fabrics gave more of a story to this, it came together so smooth i had to do this piece. I knew I had to dress this shirt as well so i decided to do a premium style beanie with the same print so I could utilize the roll of fabric to it's full potential. In addition to the matching trim on the beanie I got some gold plated pins to give it that finishing elegant touch.

 The Second piece also has a similar story how it came about, for this piece I used a Black pocket t-shirt and I added an addition pocket with the print and topped it with a handkerchief to add that prestigious flare. So it came together to be a double pocket that contrasted with a removable hank. The particular fabric had gold flakes with the picture of a Pharaoh, now this might sound weird but the Pharaoh isn't what initially drew me to this fabric it was the gold flakes it had , now that brings me to the similar story i mentioned from the other t-shirt , around the same time maybe a little before i had also read and seen the killing of the president or (Ruler) of Libya Muammar Gaddafi. It was crazy to see a powerful leader be overtaken by his people and really made me want to touch on the subject, i did a little research and found out that Gaddafi was one of the richest in "Gold" .  Then come to find out he was also planning to introduce a new Gold currency that would completely over throw the U.S dollar Hmmm ..... Anyway this really fueled me to name this piece "Gaddafi" being it is rich in gold and it has a powerful statement. I also matched the fabric to a headwear piece to create a nice outfit . Yeah it gets pretty deep but that's the power of a simple fabric. "Fabrics Speak Words"

 The Collection is available online as of Midnight tonight , it is very limited and will only be available online on get them while they are hot because they will never be produced again, those fabrics are long gone. Also included in This Collection is our very own "Respect My Conglomerate" Sweatpants, stay warm  This is my Christmas present to you all. I appreciate the continuous support from the bottom of my heart , Thank you

                                                                                                     -  Rick Montano


BBI SKATE VIDEO: Introducing Team Rider Jahlil Ayers

Thursday, December 8, 2011

[VIDEO] Prada Spring/Summer 2012 Tokyo Fashion Show

Check out this video of Prada's recent Spring/Summer 2012 Tokyo fashion show.
Enjoy! xo

[TONIGHT] 12/8: Young, Hungry and Humble

MacBook Mirror - Rad!

This came in to my inbox the other day and I about died! I'm a sucker for novelty items and anything Apple, so naturally this kick ass mirror sent me in to frenzy. This Mac mirror is almost an exact replica of the Apple Air laptop, down to the USB ports, the details are all there.

Check out the video below for a closer look, and see more pictures after the jump. The mirror even comes with a case that resembles the actual Apple box! 

I tried buying it here but sadly, they're sold out. If you happen to get your hands on one, and happen to see me in the streets and hand it to me, I will love and cherish you and the mirror forever. Just sayin.


[VIDEO] Willow Smith "Fireball" ft. Nicki Minaj

Look at what premiered on BET yesterday...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The RSA Videos

Sometime ago, a friend tweeted a link to The RSA's videos and I was immediately hooked. Who is The RSA, you ask? Welp, as their website describes:
The RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce): an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship it seeks to understand and enhance human capability so we can close the gap between today’s reality and people’s hopes for a better world.
Take a peak at some of their videos below. They explore concepts of time, motivation, capitalism, and much, much more. They're engaging and informative, take some time to watch one and pass on the knowledge.

Check out the full collection of videos here.