Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dressed to Impress

Why is Kanye always in suits these days?

"Leading by example is being taken a step even further. Rap singer and record producer, Kanye West, is apparently requiring everyone associated with his G.O.O.D. music distribution company to dress alike---something he is calling the "Rosewood Movement". West and his posse, which at times includes fellow musician and G.O.O.D. client John Legend, are seen at events dressed in matching attire.

The Rosewood Movement is a fashion initiative in which Kanye and his group wear the same sharply tailored suits. It stems from the Rosewood Civil Rights Movement, but in this case is meant to raise the level of sophistication within the rap and hip hop worlds. Kanye is known to be a fashion trend setter, so this is meant to influence his followers to dress a bit sharper.

The current dress code is a Dior Homme Black Classic Skinny Suit (as seen on West in this photo). It is sold in Beverly Hills and New York City boutiques and retails for $2,200. It is available during every season.

West has explained in interviews that the Rosewood Movement is much more than just a fashion statement. It also includes good manners, no profanity in public, "calling your grandmother" and "taking care of your kids."

The Rosewood Movement launched in July and other suits West's group have worn include Lanvin and Club Monaco. Dior Homme will continue to be the suit of choice until further notice."

In the words of Barney Stinson - SUIT UP! I know where the next $2, 200 i make is going. (to rent)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Inside The Artist's Studio - Kanye

Some technical problems, some dead air, but all in all, the guy gives some raw details on his influences. I like the Matisse part and the McQueen part. He clearly puts a lot of effort into his stuff. Sometimes its difficult to reconcile stardom with artistic talent.

He may not be humble, but he is a bit like Apple - the brand has some common themes, but keeps reinventing itself. It may not have been the first to come up with something, but it has polished these things, and made them user friendly. Weird comparison? whatever, I think it works. There's a compliment in there I swear!

Friday, August 6, 2010



Truth in Advertising

While this video is a pretty funny, if not cute way to advertise for Sky, I can't help that point out that sometimes football players are like a bunch of children!!!

That aside, CBC hockey night in canada needs to get on the fact that NO ONE, especially TSN, covers hockey like they do.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Music Video - Chose your own ending

very cool.

She's a bit mischievous though.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Closer to Midnight

An absolutely mind blowing video showing every nuclear explosion to have taken place between 1945 and 1998.

Note how South America is the only unaffected continent.

Also note how much Britain bombed Australia and the United States.

And finally note how peppered the world is with bombings - without nuclear war.

The ticking of the months draws an unmistakable connection to the infamous doomsday or nuclear clock. While we face dangers from terrorism and whatnot, note how close we currently sit to midnight, despite the end of the Cold War.