"If one has no vanity in this life of ours, there is no sufficent reason
for living." Leo Tolstoy

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hub & Sub 51




SUB 51

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade once rolled up to Hub 51 during the 2011 playoff with 12 bodyguards....probable because they were beating the Bulls!


51 West Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 828-0051
hub51chicago.com

Watch The Throne Doc: Jay-Z & Kanye West



Watch the Throne is an upcoming collaborative studio album by American rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West. The album is set to be released on August 8, 2011, by Roc Nation and Def Jam Recordings. Jay-Z and West are credited on the album as The Throne. Originally intended as a five-track EP by Jay-Z and West, Watch the Throne was revealed by West to be a full-length album in an October 2010 interview for MTV. He said in the interview that they planned to record in the South of France. Production for the album began in November in Bath, England and continued during available times in Jay-Z's and West's respective schedules at recording locations in Australia, Paris, New York City, and Los Angeles. In an interview for Billboard, Jay-Z said that they often recorded in hotel rooms and that the album went through three iterations, as he and West had scaled back from their original musical direction for the album. He also noted difficulties in the recording process, including arguments with West regarding their direction. Parts of the album were recorded at the Mercer Hotel and Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York City. In an interview for Rolling Stone, Jay-Z discussed their insistence on recording in person and attributed it to the delay in releasing the album, stating "If we were gonna do it, we were gonna do it together. No mailing it in". The album features guest appearances by recording artists Beyoncé, Frank Ocean, and Mr Hudson.

Kanye West: Women's Clothing Line


After a week of speculation that Kanye West is launching a womenswear label, the rumor was finally confirmed. Louise Wilson, a faculty member at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London, revealed that Kanye is indeed working on a women’s line with London-based designer and CSM graduate Louise Goldin. The line is expected to make its runway premiere at the upcoming New York Fashion Week. After discontinuing his now-defunct Pastelle clothing line in 2009, this is Kanye’s second foray into launching a complete fashion line.-(www.dresslikekanye.com)

Frank Ocean: Nostalgic

Frank Ocean: Acura Integurl from Mike Kalinin on Vimeo.








Christopher Francis Ocean (born Christopher Breaux; October 29, 1987), better known by his stage name Frank Ocean, is an American singer-songwriter from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a member of the hip hop collective OFWGKTA. Ocean was evacuated from the University of New Orleans to Los Angeles, California just as Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005, and stayed in Los Angeles to pursue a music career. Ocean joined Los Angeles based collective OFWGKTA, who he met through mutual friends, at the end of 2009. At the end of 2009, he met Tricky Stewart, who helped Ocean sign a contract with Def Jam Recordings as an artist, however, he was initially unable to build a relationship with the company. In 2010, he changed his name from Christopher Breaux to Christopher Francis Ocean via a legal website.Ocean has written songs for Justin Bieber,John Legend, Brandy,and Beyonce Knowles ('I Miss You' from the album '4'), as well as Jay-Z)Ocean has also worked with Nas(on whose 10th studio album Ocean is expected to feature)and Pharrell Williams. On February 18, 2011, Ocean released his first mixtape, nostalgia,ULTRA., to critical acclaim. His music mostly focuses on interpersonal relationships, personal reflection and social commentary. NPR's Andrew Noz calls Ocean's songwriting "smart and subtle...setting him apart from the pack." Rolling Stone magazine's Jonah Weiner calls Ocean a "gifted avant-R&B smoothie".In an April 2011 interview, Ocean intimated that his relationship with Def Jam has strengthened since the release of his mixtape. Ocean appeared in Tyler, the Creator's music video for the single "She", from Tyler's 2011 studio album Goblin. Ocean joined his OFWGKTA bandmates for the first time on tour from May 12 to May 19, 2011. They toured the eastern seaboard of the United States. On May 19, 2011 Ocean's record label Def Jam announced its plans to re-release Nostalgia, Ultra as an EP. The single "Novacane" was released to iTunes on May 31, 2011, and the EP is set to release on July 26, 2011.In June 2011, Ocean revealed on his Tumblr that he would be working on the upcoming Kanye West and Jay-Z collaborative album, Watch The Throne.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Weekend Style

For Women: Of course a dress & heels


For Men: Something where the sleeves can easily roll up & of course loafers



Hopefully by the end of the night you will be paired up with something more tangible. GOODLUCK!!!

Weekend Music: J-Lo ft. Pitbull "On the Floor"



Nothing like dance music to let you know that the weekend is here.

VEGAS



Pusha - T - Alone in Vegas from thecensus.wordpress.com on Vimeo.


Whatever happens in Vegas..........

SLS AMG




Another way to spend $200,000.

Lululemon






Lululemon Athletica Inc. (TSX: LLL, NASDAQ: LULU) (play /ˌluːluːˈlɛmən/), a self-described yoga-inspired athletic apparel company, produces a clothing line and runs international clothing stores from its company base in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Checkout: www.luluaddict.blogspot.com

Celebs Best Friend: Sunglasses




Even if you can't afford to pay a couple hundred dollars for some "shades", you can still feel important buy wearing some!

Sleeping Naked?!?!

The Benefits of Sleeping Naked


Not everyone feels comfortable sleeping naked, but it is important to understand the benefits of sleeping naked when it comes to not only your love life, but also your health and well-being. Sleeping naked can increase feel-good hormones in the brain, strengthen emotional ties and heighten both desire and intimacy between you and your partner. The following are just some of the benefits of sleeping naked:

* Releases hormones. Skin-to-skin contact releases oxytocin, a hormone known to promote sexual arousal and feelings of bonding, reduce stress hormones, increase trust, lower heart rate and raise overall sex drive. With all-night skin contact from head to toe, you will get a nice flow of this very useful hormone.
* Creates a stronger bond. Skin contact creates more than just useful hormones – it creates a bond! Increase the sense of bond between you and your partner and feel closer together than ever before. Remember, increased closeness encourages greater sex.
* Induce desire. Sleeping naked helps couples overcome relationship obstacles as the intimacy can close the gap when you feel separated from your partner.
* Look more erotic. Sleeping naked will become an open invitation to sex as no man can resist his wife curled up on one side without any clothes.
* Feel better. 30 minutes to an hour of love making per day can make you feel more satisfied with your life, fitter, healthier and just plain old better!

You don't have to have a partner to enjoy the benefits of sleeping naked, however. Research shows that sleeping naked:

* Allows the body to relax and rest more peacefully, which can in turn, increase your energy and daytime alertness levels.

* Improves self-confidence.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Suede Loafers: Step Your Game Up


5 Reasons to Up Your Game:

1.) Because it's the first thing "she" looks at
2.) It's important to complete the look from head to toe
3.) It's Summer Time!
4.) Differentiate yourself from the imposters and posers
5.) Because you are a "Grown Man"

The Return of the Mini Dress

Elle, Vogue, Cosmo, and any other women's mag you can think of has been endorsing the look. If this were a contest and men were the judge, I think there would be 10's up all across the board!!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

NBA Lockout: Post Game Swagger

Eventhough the NBA's future is far from guaranteed, it is important to look back and appreciate how much of a succuess this previous season was (not for the Heat...). Players are starting to dress better and are becoming more conscious of what they are wearing, plus having a stylist doesn't hurt either.