Thursday, April 28, 2011

Amber Rose Does It Up In Barbados (Home Video)

M.I.A. x Swizz Beatz Choppin' It Up In The Studio 4-20-11.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Newly converted fine art addict Swizz Beatz hits the studio with M.I.A. and shows off his Sotheby's Auction House gallery approved tattoo sleeves while "Ms. Vickileekx" swoons and tokes on some boom for 4/20. It's cool. Something light for a Thursday night ... lol. Good shit!

Lupe Fiasco Ft. Skylar Grey - Words I Never Said (Official Music Video)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A German TV Show Tails Temeca Freeman Around NYC During Fashion Week Spring 2011 = I Don't Speak German, But I Do Speak Body Language!

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: And if somehow, after reading the title of this post, Y.O.U. happen to need any further incentive to click play on this ASStastic feast for the eyes, below, I present to Y.O.U. the ".Gif that keeps on giving!". Y.O.U. see that shit shun? Yeah, that happens in this video ... lol. Oh yeah, Ice-T's bottom bitch Nicole "Coco" Austin gets a slight look in this clip too! Stop playing. You're welcome. You're ALL welcome!

Respect The Architects: Random Acts Of Flyness: What Y.O.U. Know About A Very Young Hov, Truck Gold Jewelry x A Pair Of Air Jordan 4's? Nothing.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Say what Y.O.U. will about this man's rise to prominence in the rap game and his entirely questionable business relationships with former friends - partners and employees alike. It is your inalienable birthright to apply subjective reasoning wherever Y.O.U. see fit. However, what is NOT up for debate is whether or not one Shawn Corey Carter went from "corner boy" to corner office. Indeed he did. To that end, I would like to invite Y.O.U. to direct your attention to this vintage Polaroid© of a young Young Hov.

While on the set of Jaz-O's "Hawaiian Sophie", in 1-of-3 requisite "hood" snapshot poses (NOTE: The other 2 acceptable choices being standing with both arms folded and/or arms open pointing @ the camera. The curling of one's index finger towards the palm to fashion a gun came some time later ... lol.) Jay-Z shows off an impressive array of "slum gold" jewelry, what appears to be an O.G. O.cean P.acific® signature Hawaiian shirt (NOTE: Don't let Tupac's scathing remarks @ the end of "Hit 'Em Up" fool Y.O.U. ... Hawaiian shirts were the shit! Chill.) and the pièce de résistance, a crispy pair of original Air Jordan 4's.

Hey, I aint saying that Jay-Z was on the level of a Darryl "Kendu" Riley (E.ast N.ew Y.ork, Brooklyn) or a Puerto Rican Supreme (Fort Greene, Brooklyn), but If that aint a certified dope boy get up from the late 1980's I don't know what is ... lol. Respect the architects!

DJ Khaled x Friends - Welcome To My Hood (Remix)(Official Music Video)

Cam'ron x Vado - Hey Muma (Official Music Video)

The Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2011 Sneaker Collection = Rated "M" For Mature.

"Here is a look at some key pieces of footwear from the Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2011 Collection, with some sneakers that highlight the work of creative director Stefano Pilato. The collection combines the core elements of the brand with a new refreshing energy that coincides with a classic, sophisticated finsih to these sneaker that combines refined textured fabrics."

Information Courtesy Of: Slamxhype.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: As a staunch exponent of a certain kind of contemporary classicism it should come as no surprise to the initiated that my L.O.V.E. of sneakers knows no bounds. However, whilst I do NOT subscribe to the school of thought that says individuals of a certain age shoud quit sportin' Air Jordans cold turkey, I DO think that if you're 25 years old and better Y.O.U. should seriously have @ least 1 pair of good luxury laceups in your arsenal.

Now, there's a wide world of high priced hedonistic high tops and leisurely low tops out there, but, if Y.O.U. are new to the game, the Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2011 Sneaker Collection could give Y.O.U. an awesome jump out of the starting blocks! Exact style names haven't been released yet, but who needs them!? Drink in this preview with your eyes and put away $20 a day until it's time to play AND pay ... lol. Hey, Y.O.U. can't fly coach all of your life ... lol. This is Livestyle!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Behind The Scenes: Young Chris Ft. Rico Love "A$$et$" On Location @ Club Play In Miami, FL.

The Brand New Piaget Altiplano Full Pave Dial Watch For 2011 = I've Got Something Very Nice Up My French Cuffed Sleeve.

"For a truly elegant watch you can always rely on the Piaget Altiplano. It looks good on both men and women, and comes in a variety of styles - each in a thin, round case. For 2011 the Altiplano gets a full pave (diamond covered) dial with matching diamond covered bezel. The diamonds are brilliant-cut and applied in a concentric circle pattern. Depending on the model, the pieces will have between 574-735 diamonds on them.

What are the two versions? Piaget offers the Altiplano Pave Dial watch in a 34mm wide or 38mm wide 18k gold case. The 34mm wide version is clearly a women's model, while the 38mm wide version is for either men or women. There are so many diamonds on the dial that the sheer level of the sparkle is almost distracting! Piaget even had to apply their logo on the bottom of the sapphire crystal as there was no room on the bejeweled face. Still, the dials are legible thanks to the white gold baton style hour markers and dauphine hour and minute hand. The design offers a pleasing mix of jewelry and minimalism.

There are more diamonds on the buckle of the white or black alligator strap. As is the case with all Altiplano watches, this one is very thin. The Piaget made caliber 430P manually wound movement is just 2.1mm thick, and the case is not that much thicker. Showy, but still elegant, the Piaget Altiplano Pave Dial watch is a great item for special occasions or when you are try to be less than subtle on a first date."

Information Courtesy Of: Luxist.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Much like the opiate infused "Heroin Chic" trend (NOTE: A term that I shall revisit and redefine shorty. Stay tuned.) that was so popular in fashion and music circles during the mid 1990's, being ultrathin is once again "in" with watch enthusiasts.

I can't lie, as a young admirer of luxury timepieces, I formerly worshipped @ the gaudy altar of chunky oversized watches awash in diamonds of questionable grade and chock-full of plastic sub standard movements. My taste buds had become over salted by "bling" and I seemed to forget what I had come here for in the 1st place. Thankfully, I kicked that habit early and regained my horological focus ... lol.

In any event, while I still fancy a well made oversized watch, I am no longer so singularly devoted in my appreciation of high end timekeeping instruments. Case In Point: The brand new Piaget Altiplano Full Pave Dial Watch for 2011.

This slender time teller is perfect for both true lovers of masterful complications and those still trying to ween themselves off of a potentially debilitating dependency on crude displays of diamonds. Available in a 34mm wide (NOTE: For women.) or 38mm wide (NOTE: For men and/or women.) 18kt white gold case and haloed by brilliant-cut white diamonds, this watch is certainly not for the shy. However, Piaget (NOTE: Which, although founded in 1874 by Georges Edouard Piaget, has been actively perfecting the art of ultrathin timepieces since 1957.) manages to find a beautiful balance between flash and class with this celebrated model that is more beguiling than belligerent.

It's funny, right? You've pretty much gotta have a fat ass bank account to even think about purchasing a skinny showstopper like this. And that, folks, is what we call irony ... lol. Think thin for the win!

Monday, April 18, 2011