“The results are telling. Jay Z’s most mentioned brand is Mercedes Benz, though he also holds a candle for Lexuses, Maybachs, BMWs, Bentleys, Range Rovers, and Porsches (in that order). In terms of designer labels, his change in taste over the years is apparent: His love of Gucci remains restrained but consistent, he was forced to take a hiatus from Versace during its shaky early-aught designs, and his new favorite designer—mentioned for the first time, nine times on his latest album—is Tom Ford. Also, in case you are one of the many people who enjoy Jay Z’s music but are unfamiliar with the 9-mm handgun market, Glock and Kel-Tec are gun brands.”
AREA: 1983-1987 by Eric Goode & Jennifer Goode with Glenn O’Brien and Stephen Saban // Published November 2013.
Hey Mami // Sylvan Esso
“It was only a matter of time before someone used the empty cover of Kanye West‘s Yeezus as a playground for their own work. Taking quotes from Yeezy’s recent New York Times article, New York City graffiti artist Steve “ESPO” Powers has done just that.”
KEITH HARING // The Message by Maripol
NE-YO Performing at the Prabal Gurung for Target Launch
New York Fashion Week Fall 2013 // Photo by Steve Kasuba