Thursday, March 31, 2011

Behind The Scenes: DJ Khaled x Friends On The Set Of The "Welcome To My Hood (Remix)" Video Shoot.


Katy Perry Ft. Kanye West - E.T. (Official Music Video)

Malice Talks His New Book, Pusha T Signing To G.O.O.D. Music x His Future In Hip Hop With @TheRandaLuv.

SNEAK PEEK: Logan Zane Luxury Men's Accessories.

"Logan Zane is an exciting new men's line of premium bgs "inspired by travel for everyday use," designed with sophisticated aesthetic for those who appreciate craftsmanship. The timeless silhouettes serve as canvases for limited edition works of art. Logan Zane is constantly aimig to go beyond the traditional "man bag" by fusing the functionality of classic materials with the world's most luxurious leather."
- Logan Zane

The First Lady of LiveStyle Says: Figured I'd give my LiveStyle family a taste of whats been brewing these past few months. Bags, bags, bags and more bags! Man bags at that! Logan Zane pieces are a step in the right direction for those looking into quality craftsmanship and the finest of leathers. Composed of classic silhouettes, these oversized gems are timeless carry-alls perfect your jet-setting holidays or simply roaming around the streets of NYC as they were "inspired by travel for everyday use." I think I've done enough talking. I'll let the bags speak for themselves from now on.

Signing Off...

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: One of the great joys of curating Livestyle is the massive platform that it provides me to highlight the outstanding entrepreneurial and creative ventures of myself, my friends and my family. Nepotism need not be a dirty word though. Your confidence is a currency that I dare not squander, so, rest assured, that even when featuring the work of my loved ones, quality remains the centerpiece of this luxe banquet table setting. That having been established, allow me to introduce Y.O.U. to Logan Zane.

The brainchild of my partner in crime, Greg "China" Cummins, Logan Zane seeks to blur the line that exists in the men's accessories market between pretentiously priced "murses" and your everyday gym bag. Young H.E.N.R.Y. (NOTE: H.igher E.arning N.ot R.ich males are NOT some homogenous group to be lazily pigeon-holed and condescended to. We deserve better and Logan Zane knows that. Hey, I can't help it that the big homie is the owner of this trailblazing company and that my esteemed opinion happens to hold sway ... lol. It is what it is. I invite Y.O.U. all to revel in the Logan Zane experience. This is just the beginning yall. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Lil B - Illusions Of Grandeur (Remix)(Official Music Video)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Shout out to the lil homie Brianna on the interview tip @ the top of this video. "SWAG!"

"Ayo! Run For Your Guns Me And Son Coming Through ... Rock, Ruck You And Your Crew, Fuck The Boys In Blue!"

Snoop Dogg Ft. Young Jeezy x E40 - My Fucn House (Official Music Video)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: The big homie Snoop Dogg recruits Young Jeezy and E40 for this Rick Rock produced banger, "My Fucn House". Hey, additionally, you'll be happy to know that E40's vizzle-kizzle verse on this song surprisingly does NOT suck. I know, right? Everybody wins ... lol. West, West yall! It's a BLUEtiful thing.

Rick Ross "I Am Still Music" Tour Vlog Pt. 3.


The Vans® Vault Mid Skool ‘77 x Priz Laced Sneakers = Vintage Vanguard.

"DQM released two interesting silhouettes from VANS Vault today: the Mid Skool ’77, and the Priz Laced. The ’77 has a decidedly old school feel, with a wrinkled leather upper and colorways straight out of the 1970′s. And while turning to a vintage aesthetic for inspiration is nothing new, Vans shows it has the decades of experience to do it right. The Priz Laced, while less “vintage,” is a timeless classic. It’s a slightly more constructed shoe than it’s counterparts, like the Classic or Era, but maintains the simplicity that is a core strength of Vans. The Priz combines a gum rubber sole, with a bone white canvas upper, finished off by brass eyelets, round laces, and a tonal Vans tag. Both great Summer options, and both available from DQM."

Information Courtesy Of: Freshnessmag.Com

Available Online Here: DQMNewyork.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: It's funny, although I L.O.V.E. the minimalistic classicism of Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers (NOTE: I own several pairs; from your basic version to their latest collaboration with Commes des Garcons.), I really can't fuck with Vans®. Their flat-footed emptiness just seems too unsupportive of my ankles in much the same way that a jealous, self-absorbed girlfriend can be passively unenthusiastic and dismissive of your greatest hopes and dreams. Smh. Look @ me slipping into pathetically needy emo-hyperbole.

And, therein lies my 2nd problem with Vans sneakers in 2011: When I think of Vans® today, I view this venerable brand through the smudged looking glass of a traumatized man beset by nightmarish images of Trendoid hipster douche bags happily running amuck in filthy pairs of Vans® with mangled laces. They've ruined it for me ... or so I thought. Whilst NOT entirely recovered from recent fashion horrors, my faith in this company has been somewhat restored with the release of the Vans® Vault Mid Skool ‘77 and the Priz Laced.

Sure, the mid-top model in this short range retail missile look a whole H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks of a lot like Nike Blazers, but I'ma let that slide. The gum rubber soles and decidedly more well constructed calfskin kicks in this vintage inspired series take a sturdy step into the future without sacrificing any of the harmonious integrity associated with this storied skateboard brand. Good shit!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Big Sean Ft. Chris Brown - My Last (Directed By Taj)(Official Music Video)

The Brand New European e-Lanvin Store = Log On And Access The Excess.

"After its recent store openings in Los Angeles, Milan and Beijing, Lanvin has launched its new European e-Lanvin store.

Lanvin’s dynamic style, the spirit of Alber Elbaz, and the creative wealth of its collections are showcased in this new e-store.

Indeed, Lanvin delights in so many ways. As a first stop, visitors should enter the ♥ Hot Picks section to discover the must-haves from each collection.

A selection of seasonally appropriate flagship items: bags, shoes and jewellery, all presented at the click of a button.

Women in the know will then turn to the timeless summer silhouettes: here, a shoulder-draped satin dress, there a flower-embellished top.

With a bag from our Happy range, a favourite with Lanvin’s celebrity customers, and a pair of ballerina flats, Lanvin women will always turn heads. Another click, and the sheer beauty of the selected item can be viewed close-up in full-screen format.

Further browsing will take visitors to the Blanche collection, Alber Elbaz’s answer to every bride’s dreams.

Dresses created using beautiful fabrics (silk, washed faille, silk tulle, taffeta, lace and chiffon) reveal their splendour on immaculately white mannequins.

Lanvin Men will also find that nothing has been overlooked: ready-to-wear, bags, shoes.

Lanvin’s sneakers, a Holy Grail among high-top training shoes, are given pride of place among the many accessories of Lucas Ossendrijver’s collection.

These leading products, now available to internet shoppers, subtly blend classic and contemporary styles to complement both suits and casual wear.

Let no visitor leave without first browsing the gifts offered by a firm that is always looking for something to celebrate…

Lanvin’s e-store showcases a limited edition selection of the famous porcelain dolls inspired by its collections.

Not to mention the playing cards decorated with Alber Elbaz’s sketches, Miss Lanvin key chains and elegant music boxes.

Lastly, Lanvin has an exclusive range just for its e-shopping aficionados, like the four limited edition accessories embroidered with an emblematic red heart, ideal for women in love.

This online revolution, with its delicate touch of humour, epitomises the characteristic innovative, dynamic and contemporary style of France’s longest-standing fashion house.

Lanvin is now able to offer its European customers a unique new experience in an intimate and welcoming environment that replicates the ambience of its famous boutiques."

Information Courtesy Of: Luxuo.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Lest haute couture neophytes forget, Lanvin is decidedly NOT in the business of shilling threads to the proletarian class. The H&M collaboration was a benevolent act of charity ... lol.

No, since it's beginnings the house that skillful mom turned high fashion couturière, Jeanne Lanvin, built has been all about supplying over the top elegance to only the most well heeled of customers.

Today, chubby design virtuoso Alber Elbaz brings that legendary tradition of decadence to the internet with the launch of the brand new European e-Lanvin Store. Yes! Now I can purchase $300 t-shirts from the privacy of my own home. Ch-ch-check it out!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Rick Ross Ft. Wiz Khalifa x Wale - RetroSuperFuture II (Official Music Video)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKERS SAYS: In 1996, Microsoft Windows® multi-billionaire boy wonder Bill Gates penned an inspired essay entitled, "Content Is King", wherein he prophetically foretold of the oncoming importance of S.earch E.ngine O.ptimaztion and ... well ... content ... lol.

Applied to today's microwave media climate and, per this entry, with specific regard to Hip Hop music and one would be hard pressed to find another artist who has taken this idiom to heart more than Rick Ross. Yup, by sheer will and magnitude of quality content Señor Rozay - the newly crowned hyperbolic hero of made for T.V. heavily procaine (NOTE: That is NOT a typo ... reall niggas know the time.) cut raps - has single handedly managed to strip 50 Cent of his once fearsome bite and stay 1 step ahead of the entire game! You've gotta respect it. This man's online media onslaught is unreal! Every artist in the industry needs to take notes ... I know that I am.

For his latest act of internet insurgency, Mr. M-I-Yayo magnanimously permits new M.aybach M.usic G.roup signee, Wale, to copy-and-paste an afterthought of a verse onto the very end of this previously released song featuring 1-hit-wonder Wiz Khalifa for this "I Still Am Music" tour bus filmed visual to "RetroSuperFuture II". Y.O.U. see it! "BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWSE!"

Pusha T Freestyle Live With Funkmaster Flex @ Hot 97 In NYC @Karencivil.Com.


*eBay Alert* The Iconic O.G. 1992 Ralph Lauren Polo "Sit Down" Bear Is Up For Grabs! *DISCLAIMER* It's A Size Small Though ... LOL.)

View The eBay Auction Online Here: Some 5 Foot Tall Nigga Is About To Hit The LOttery!

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: In spite of the freezing snow that falls today that threatens to rub deicing salt in the wounds of Winter weary New Yorkers, please believe that Spring IS indeed upon us. How do I know? A little thing called my trusty calendar and the Vernal Equinox! LOL.

In any event, I raise this seasonal issue because I realize that this post may seem a bit out of place given where our weather is currently heading. However, in my defense, allow me to dutifully point out that A) off-season shopping is often the best time to score clothing that would otherwise be in super high demand and B) there is NEVER a wrong time to acquire some truly vintage Ralph Lauren Polo to add to your collection. I know that I normally don't do this, but I like Y.O.U. guys ... plus, I could not and would not dare try to squeeze my lanky ass into this I.T. ... no matter how much I want it for myself ... lol.

Anyway, while gearing up for today's round of fly individual entries into the trusted pages of the Livestyle Almanac, I spotted this O.G. 1992 Ralph Lauren Polo "Sit Down" Bear on everybody's favorite online flea market, eBay. It looks to be in pretty good condition and, being that it is a size small adult, it shouldn't be too hard for a tiny LO enthusiast to snatch this up on the cheap ... lol.

Now, be clear, the iconic Ralph Lauren "Sit Down" Bear has been reproduced a gazillion times, but this is an original 1st edition circa 1992. Basically, if your "Sit Down" Bear doesn't have the red wool threaded "RL 92" (NOTE: Or blue threaded monogram on both the red and ultra rare cream versions) on the bottom front left hand side of the sweater, then Y.O.U. my friend are dealing with a lesser bear ... a mere cub of questionable repute ... lol.

Long story short, if Y.O.U. rock an adult size small OR a medium (NOTE: The linen/cotton blend employed for many of Ralphie's early Teddy knits is quite forgiving, but please be reasonable my nigga ... lol), then Y.O.U. need to keep an eye on this auction b. Happy hunting!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Rick Ross "I Am Still Music" Tour Vlog Pts. 1 x 2.






Tyler The Creator x Hodgy Beats (OFWGKTA) Freestyle By A River @ SXSW 2011 @ SB.TV.

Hitting Newsstands Next Week: Mashonda Covers The April/May 2011 Issue Of King Magazine x Behind The Scenes Photoshoot Footage.




Keep It On The Download: Pusha T - Fear Of God (Mixtape)

Download Link: Pusha T - Fear Of God

The Topman "Pamela Anderson" T-Shirt For Spring/Summer 2011 = What Pre-Teen Wet Dreams (NOTE: Circa 1993) Are Made Of!

"Topman reminds us just how hot Canadian mega-babe Pam Anderson really is. If you want a clean crewneck t-shirt printed with here likeness, go here."

Information Courtesy Of: Highsnobiety.Com

Available Online Here: Topman.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Blame it on a fit of 1990's era prepubescent nostalgia or simply my now legendary Herculean powers of compartmentalization and selective denial, but, whatever the case, I still find Pamela Anderson sexxxy.

Yes, thanks to the tons of tabloid coverage and the E channel, I am fully aware that, in the decades (!) since her 1st Playboy Magazine spread waaaaaaaaay back in 1990, this once naive and innocent little girl from Ladysmith, British Columbia has become a Hepatitis C carrying aging Rock Star cum receptacle. But, of course, I think we ALL know that. However, I still can't shake the erection inspiring image of her bouncing up-and-down the beach in that barely-there red lifeguard bikini on Baywatch. Plus, as far as the "celebrity" sex tape game goes, Paris Hilton AND Kim Kardashian BOTH owe this big boobs on a tongue depressor-like body MILF an immeasurable debt of gratitude! Shorty is a G.

Yup, Canada been producing some cold hoes for a minute now and, make no mistake *Cue Weird And Simultaneously Hilarious Canadian Accent* aboot it, this proud PETA activist is the living and breathing definition of a "hooker with a heart of gold" ... lol. So, yeah, I might just have to cop this Topman "Pamela Anderson" T-Shirt for Summer 2-Oh-11. Fuck what Y.O.U. heard homie! Aint no shame in my game.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Live From Paris: Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2011/2012 Womenswear Full Show.

VEVO Presents: G.O.O.D. Music Live @ The Seaholm Power Plant Starring Kanye West, Jay-Z x Co. @ SXSW 2011.






Diddy, Lil B x Odd Future Perform Live @ The Fader Fort @ SXSW 2011.



CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: YES, the Future is indeed upon us and, apparently, it will look Odd and smell like Lil B's teen spirit AKA "Eu De Ole Decrepit Vans® Sneakers" ... lol. Diddy be knowing ... lol. Cheers!

The Brunch Bunch Pt. 130

Reverend T.D. Jakes Approved.