Where I’m From: A Jay-Z Barclays Center Documentary

Where I’m From: A Jay-Z Barclays Center Documentary

On his 43rd birthday, Mr. Shawn Carter drops this special. In this documentary short, Life + Times takes an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Jay-Z’s Barclays Center opening concerts. From a year ago when the stadium was still being completed to just weeks ago when the hip-hop artist blessed the stage of the newly minted arena in his hometown of Brooklyn for eight days.

Levi’s Vintage Clothing | The Biker Exhibition

Levi's Vintage Clothing | The Biker Exhibition

This past weekend, New York’s 5th annual Pop up Flea played host to the second leg of LVC’s “The Biker with Oil and Leather & The Bikeriders” exhibition. LVC’s Fall 2012 collection pays homage to the rebellious spirit and renegade style of the American biker – white t-shirt, black leather jacket and the classic 501®. To take things next level, the brand teamed up with 13 artists and illustrators from around the globe to customize black leather motorcycle jackets with the use of oil paints, with 21 jackets designed in total. The results are tremendous with designs that cover even the most minute detail.

Louis Vuitton Foulards d’Artistes Scarf Collection at Dover Street Market Ginza

Louis Vuitton Foulards d'Artistes Scarf Collection at Dover Street Market Ginza

Louis Vuitton has launched its Foulards d’Artistes scarf collection in Tokyo with help from Olivier Zahm, editor-in-chief of French fashion magazine Purple. The scarves, designed by a group of international artists, made their retail debut at Dover Street Market Ginza this past Saturday with other LV stores getting the goods next month. Zahm also shot a series of photos of the scarves and brings more light to another photography exhibition he is doing at Tokyo’s Last Gallery, originally owned by the late Dune magazine founder and publisher Fumihiro Hayashi.

The Foulards d’Artistes collection is produced each season in collaboration with a specific artist, and for this edition New York-based Japanese creative Aiko was asked to create the new, graffiti-inspired prints. (via super)

Introducing | Drake’s For HODINKEE Limited Edition Tie Collection

Introducing | Drake's For HODINKEE Limited Edition Tie Collection

On their way to watch-world domination, seems the folks at HODINKEE have scheduled a few stops. They’ve already gone through an amazing site redesign and even launched an in-house line of hand-made Italian straps, pouches, and travel rolls. Now, they’ve teamed up with London’s Drake’s to create a limited edition tie collection inspired by two of HODINKEE founder Ben Clymer’s favorite watches. Drake’s of London is the pinnacle of men’s neckwear and accessories for as long as even my father can remember. Today is truly a momentous day, friends. These knit ties are woven with the highest quality silk yarn in the world, and the dots are hand-sewn with silk thread. No two ties are the same.

Marvel x Brooklyn Nets | BrooklynKnight, NBA’s First Super Hero

Marvel x Brooklyn Nets | BrooklynKnight, NBA's First Super Hero

There’s currently a lot of excitement around the Brooklyn Nets. They now call the Barclays Center home, a $1 Billion arena we got to experience this past weekend for the team’s season opener. Not only did the Nets win, but they did it less than a week after one of the most devastating storms hit the region. As we were exiting, everyone was handed a copy of BrooklynKnight #1, a 32-page comic book written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by Mike Deodato. Who is the BrooklynKnight, you ask? Well, according to both Marvel Entertainment and the Brooklyn Nets, the new mascot and NBA’s first super hero is the “protector of Brooklyn’s hometown team, defender of New York’s largest and most courageous borough, and ruler of Barclays Center.” Though we were lucky enough to get a copy of #1, fans at the November 11 home game against the Orlando Magic can expect a limited edition BrooklynKnight trading card courtesy of Marvel Custom Solutions and the Brooklyn Nets.

Penfield Fall/Winter 2012 Collection Lookbook

Penfield Fall/Winter 2012 Collection Lookbook

You may have seen these shots floating around already but with the temperatures really beginning to drop and Hurricane Sandy now passing, we thought it best to give you all a look at Penfield’s offerings for the current season. The New England brand continues to deliver top-notch product for the winter with impeccably crafted outerwear in an array of extremely wearable colorways. The lookbook was captured at Camp Wandawega with styling by Christine V. Mitchell. Por Homme-friend Ryan Plett was behind the lens for this one.

Catch Penfield‘s F/W 2012 offerings online as well as through select stockists worldwide.

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M Fall/Winter 2012 NYC Launch Video Recap

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M Fall/Winter 2012 NYC Launch Video Recap

On October 23rd 2012, in an abandoned building in downtown New York over a thousand people gathered to celebrate the most interesting and exciting design collaboration so far. I was one of them and got to witness the launch of the Maison Martin Margiela for H&M collection and have to say the detail put into the presentation was nothing short of exceptional. The unique event was held across many floors of 5 Beekman Street, a historical building in the city’s financial district. Guests were able to discover the collection in dance performances by noted choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and through specially commissioned art installations, before DJ’s kept the party going into the early hours. Celebrities at the event included Kanye West, Alan Cumming, Helena Christensen, Margareta van den Bosch, Julianne Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Selma Blair, Doutzen Kroes and many others.

The Maison Martin Margiela with H&M collection will be available in selected stores and online on November 15th.

Marilyn Reinvented by Bert Stern

Marilyn Reinvented by Bert Stern

Milk Gallery has opened the door’s to Bert Stern’s latest work, this time featuring one-of-a-kind renditions of Marilyn Monroe. The artist has been featured at Milk Gallery in the past as he shared his iconic collection known as “Picturing Marilyn” the last time around. For that exhibition, he pulled most intimate, never before seen archives. This time via “Marilyn Reinvented”, he quite literally reinvents iconic portraits of the beauty.

Marilyn Reinvented by Bert Stern can be viewed at Milk Gallery now through November 6th.