As today is the final day of 2012, it is safe to say WE ALL HAVE SURVIVED!!! Today, a particular word has stuck in my head, reflect. It is safe to say I have grown alot compared to 2011. This year I have been taking my aesthetics about life into another level! From martial arts to styling and parenting, for the first time I truly feel like I have something to offer to the world! Progress is indeed a slow process, but this little dragon will be breathing fire to every end. There are many creative works (also personal content) will be displayed more next year. I challenge everyone to “reflect back from this year” and see what they would honestly want to improve.
Once you have figured out what this is, make IMMEDIATE ACTION. Evolution is the word for 2013. Never let any one tell you can’t do anything. As long as you have the vision and will power, you can move mountains. Doesn’t whether if they are big or small, all it takes is a little push. Find people who share the same vision as you or share the same work ethic, and remember dreams can’t work alone; if so, that would require a miracle.
As we “reflect” for 2012, lets “evolve” for 2013.
Christmas 2012 was not really a bad holiday after all. To be quite honest, I was not really expecting to get any gifts. I honestly felt like Ralphie from “A Christmas Story” because one of the gifts which made my day was the Thom Browne blazer from the Neiman Marcus Target collection. I was actually glad my girlfriend decided to surprise me with such a gift. 3 button suits does not really tickle my fancy; however the fitting and minor detailing truly suffice the overall look. I am loving for the fact its the fraction cost of an average Thom Browne blazer. After us spending money on the kid, its great someone gives you want you want for the holidays.
On the heels of a successful launch of the premier collection in October, Diamond Supply Co. presents its newest addition to its ongoing collaboration with Ibn Jasper – a special Miami capsule for LeBron James‘s UNKNWN store – as well as the surrounding festivities for Art Basel. The Jasper Shoe is a sleek moccasin-inspired sneaker with a focus on luxury, recreated in premium white snake suede and highlighted by diamond blue accents on the sole and tongue and Miami orange on the inside. Complimenting the footwear are two pieces of apparel – a pocket T-shirt and a longsleeve T-shirt with sophisticated “DMND” branding and graphic hits reminiscent of the shoe’s new colorway. While the original Jasper collection was limited to 100 pairs, the new Miami-inspired colorway will be even more exclusive and limited to just 75 pairs – with 50 pairs available online on December 8 at noon PST and the remaining 25 pairs available in-store only at UNKNWN Miami on the same day at 2 p.m. EST.
Footwear designer Ronnie Fieg has teamed up with Dr. Martens for the second and final installment of a 2012 fall/winter capsule collection. The collection takes two of Dr. Martens’ iconic models, the Rivington Brogue and the Bowery Boot. Each shoe was given an extra creative twist. The Bowery boot features an oxblood leather upper adorned with camo suede, while the Rivington shoe features a full black and camo suede upper. Both shoes are detailed with full brogue, recalling Dr. Martens’ roots in the United Kingdom. This capsule collection will launches Today at Kith New York locations, as well as Ronnie Fieg‘s website.
The NBA All-Star, and, debate-inducing pink pants aside, all around dapper gent is bringing one of GQ‘s favorite sneaker designers into the fold of his athletic lifestyle collection WADE. Announced today, Alejandro Ingelmo will act as Creative Consultant for Special Projects for the brand, offering up his sharp sci-fi meets sports eye on the brand’s footwear. Ingelmo’s first project will be translating WADE’s on-court athletic shoe into one made for everyday wear that we’ll first lay eyes on during February’s NYFW. We won’t speculate on what the street and performance mash-up could possibly look like but considering Ingelmo’s current appreciation of reflective, 3M fabric, we’ll bet good money you’ll be able to easily spot the kicks come next spring.