Reberth by Fhonia Ellis

Fhonia Ellis is a fashion designer/hustler who is seeking to take the hip hop fashion to a new perspective along with an avant-garde twist. Recently, the Louisville native has been working beyond measure to make her brand to be reckon with. Through the likes of Mary J. Blige, Coco and Breezy, BET’s 106 & Park, and Jet magazine, she’s off to great start! Through the lens of another Louisville native, Lana Wilson, captures the garments in a very extraordinary way! Order from her collection, here

There is a revolution going on in Louisville. Sooner or later, the world will know we are the “stockholm” of the midwest (soon as we get more people on board). She will be of the tastemakers to make it happen.

“Iron Will”

Stampd’ LA – fall lookbook 2012

 I have a huge addiction to “Dope” shit. It’s often best not to start a relapse on mediocrity. Fortunately, for this street style brand, Stampd’ LA, it’s not the case. Presenting the fall 2012 lookbook featuring “dope” apparel and accessories. The brand is slightly expanding with their choice of high quality accessories from Small Leather Goods to Pony Hair Snap Backs, our collection continues to expand. If there is a minimalist streetwear, it’s obviously them.

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Rondo interning for GQ

Boston Celtics player Rajon Rondo will be switching his gym bag for a man bag by interning for GQ. My fellow Louisville native will be learning a thing or two about menswear in the fashion industry. The intern will be making blog post, critiques with the fashion/style savvy magazine. Anyone who nows me will know I am a Miami Heat fan. However, Rajon Rondo is from the Derby City so I had to give some love for this post. After all, its good to see another player whose taken interest in their style along Amare’, Lebron James and D Wade. I am not hating on the guy because at least one of us is putting the city on, for now!

“Iron Will”


Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls – House of Style

MTV‘s House of Style is going to be making a comeback with my 2 favorite models, Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss.

The news was announced last night during the VMAs (I was too busy watching the Democrat National Convention instead #shrugs). Together, the 2 will be bringing the music and fashion world together just like their predecessors Rebecca Romijn, Cindy Crawford, etc.

Despite the fact the once popular show was around before either of us were interested in fashion, it has changed. It will be great to see how they present these two worlds as they venture behind the scenes of fashion shows, photo shoots and music videos. I am very eager to see how they host the show. I am very sure they will slay it on the camera as well as the runway!

“Iron Will”

Remember Joe Lewis

Recently, the martial arts world was stunned by the great loss of Joe Lewis. while serving in the United States Marine Corps, the North Carolina native studied Shorin-ryu Karate in Okinawa. During this process, he earned his black belt in seven months. Upon returning to the USA, he began a winning tournament career. Bruce Lee was his private teacher during the late 60s. It was rumored Lewis was originally the pick as the villian colt in Bruce Lee’s The Way of The Dragon. Instead, it was given to colleague Chuck Norris which was his breakout role into the entertainment industry.


Despite the rejection the film, Lewis has continued to work in the entertainment industry as well as having a very successful martial arts career on the point circuit and kickboxing record of 16 wins – 4 loses – 1 Draw.

Unfortunately on July 2011, he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Doctors told him that if he did nothing, he’d have six to eight weeks to live. In July 2011, he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor with only six to eight weeks to live. Despite the doctors expectations, he lived over a year longer as he was put to rest on 8/31/12. Despite his death, he will be respected for over a lifetime! osu!

“Iron Will”



Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Box Set

Capcom has a very special treat for fighting game fans coming in fall 2012, an elaborate Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set that includes four of the series’ recent releases and remakes along with a box full of fan-serving Stuff. This $149.99 beast will be available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles on September 18.

The games packed into the custom-designed Collector’s Set box are: Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix, Street Fighter 3 3rd Strike Online Edition, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition (with all costume DLC), and Street Fighter X Tekken (with all character and Swap Costume DLC). Whew. There are also a bunch of other goodies packed into the box, starting with an 11-disc soundtrack and a pair of Blu-ray discs containing a documentary, both SF4 anime movies, all episodes of the SF animated series, and Street Fighter 2: The Animated Movie.

For many street fighter fans such as myself will think this beyond a great price!


Street Fighter X A Bathing Ape 2012 collection

Recently, Capcom has celebrated the 25th anniversary for the most popular fighting game of all time, Street Fighter. In 2010, Nike SB did a collaboration with the video game company with some dope sneakers. Now, Nigo’s “A Bathing Ape” will take its turn by releasing some dope t shirts. Featuring different street fighters pictured in BAPE’s signature cartoon style along with familiar A Bathing Ape icons such as Baby Milo, these tees will let you represent your love for the game in style. Limited to just six styles, the T-shirts will be made available through several outlets including the Tokyo Game Show, BAPEXCLUSIVE Kyoto, Dover Street Market, and COMME des GARCONS Ginza in addition to BAPE’s online store. Best believe I will be getting several pair to go with my street fighter nike dunks!



Tom Brady for V Man

For the cover of VMAN’s 2012 fall issue, NFL quarterback for the New England Patriots and Gisele Bundchen’s husband Tom Brady dons a Zegna tux, faces a snarling rottweiler, and bares his inner man to Tom Ford. In a remote interview with the fashion icon, Brady sheds some light on his style and sensitive side. Offered below is an excerpt of the piece, while the interview in its entirety can be viewed here.