Friday, July 31, 2009

WELCOME To Toronto. To Caribana. To the Life. [EVENTS]

Come find me...I'll be the dude having a blasty-blast!

Toronto, New York, Montreal, Miami, Atlanta, Detroit, Ottawa, Chicago, Hamilton & More...


The Party • The Bashment • The Fete

Hosted by the gorgeous Amber Rose, come party with the flyest chick in the game as she & her friends experience their first Caribana! Newly signed to Ford Models (world's top agency) make sure you step your fashion game up and come correct!

• Ford Model AMBER ROSE & Friends
• Future the Prince (Drake's Official DJ)
• Canada's funniest comedian/MC, Trixx
& many celebrity friends to be announced...

Future the Prince • D’Enforcas • DJ John J • Black Reaction • DJ Capone •DJ Spoonz • Infinity Sound
Welcoming special guest DJs from New York, ATL & Miami

One complex, 3 venues, capacity for 2500+
Level Bottom Floor: Club Anthems• Hip Hop • Crunk • Soca• Dancehall
Level Top Floor: Soca • Reggae
Suite 106: R&B • Oldschool • Lovers Rock • Mood Music™
Wetbar Indoor/Outdoor Patio: Hip Hop • R&B • Mash-Ups

Keep it Clean, Sexy & Fly.
Ladies & Gents, show Miss Rose that flyness exists in TO!
No overly baggy clothing, fitted hats or sneakers.

::Advance Tickets::
$30 Advance, more at door
3 Separate entrances with assigned ticket entry to avoid long lines

• Downtown—Play De Record—357 Yonge St--416.586.0380
• Downtown—Livestock—116 Spadina—416.360.5483
• Yorkdale Shopping Centre—Big it Up—416.785.3770
• Scarborough Town—Broadway Fashions--416.296.0609
• Square One Shopping Centre—Broadway Fashions--905.848.4823
• Brampton—Shine Barber Shop— 905.790.3031
• Toronto Eaton Centre –Big it Up– 416.597.6773
• Vaughn Mills --Big it Up—905.738.4462
• Markham—Salon Aura—905.201.6161
• Pickering Town Centre—Ateaze—905.422.0015
• Ajax—O’Cuts Barber Shop—905.426.3400

::Bottle Service/Info::
Booth rental fees & bottle minimums vary: Packages TBA
To book a VIP Booth call 647.408.7739 or 416.832.5547

Toronto’s best DJs, biggest urban promoters & sexiest people Welcome you to Caribana 09: the upgrade. More info here.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Air Jordan XI Space Jam 2009 Retro x A go&d™ Friday Classic! [SNEAKERS x VIDEO]

Joining the True Blue Air Jordan III as one of the most anticipated Jordan Brands this year, here’s a look into the Air Jordan XI (11) Space Jam which is slated for a November drop. Initial reports say that the sneakers are quite similar to their counterparts that released back in 2000 with few changes. The Air Jordan XI (11) Space Jam is slated for a Black Friday, November 27th release at select Jordan Brand accounts. A small run has hit marqueesole early.


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Laugh Out Wednesday! [VIDEO]

Haven't heard of Aziz Ansari? Well, the dude is hilarious! He plays Randy, an obnoxious, not so great comedian in the latest Judd Apatow film, Funny People starring Adam Sandler, and Seth Rogen in theatres July 31st. Above is the documentary profiling RAAAAAAAANDY...enjoy!

Check out Part 2 and Part 3.

Oh...and RAAAAAAAANDY's own site

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Common Projects Leather High Tops [SNEAKERS]

Not your typical sneaker...a luxury sneaker. CP has been on my radar for some time now, and they will remain on it with shoes like this. They are also available in black, and are up for grabs now over at Colette.

Fabolous feat. Keri Hilson - Everything, Everyday, Everywhere [VIDEO]

The album 'Loso's Way' in stores today.

Youth in Revolt [MOVIES]

This is the film adaptation of the cult classic epistolary novel by the same name written by C.D. Payne. The book, which has amassed quite the following since being published in 1993, follows the misadventures of a love-sick teen who stops just short of destroying the world in order to win the love of one Sheeni Saunders. Michael Cera plays said teen, Nick Twisp, while newcomer Portia Doubleday plays Sheeni. The film also boasts a pretty impressive supporting cast, including Steve Buscemi (as Nick's seedy, trailer-trash father), Zach Galifianakis, Justin Long, Fred Willard, Ray Liotta, Jean Smart and Ari Graynor.

Youth in Revolt
hits theaters on October 30th, 2009.

source: Cinematical

Omar Tehawkho – "Manly Posters" [ART]

Top 5 Male Occupations
5: Porn Star (International)
4: Porn Star (Local)
3: Mick Jagger
2: Lumberjack
1: Race Car Driver

I'd be little bit of 1, and 3...with a dash of 5.

Omar Tehawkho showcases a set of five vertically designed posters outlining they keys to being a man. Including Skills A Man Should Possess, 5 Step Plan For Making Your First Billion, 3+2 Things A Man Oughta Do in His Lifetime, Top 5 Male Occupations, and The 5 Key Steps of a Proper Shave, this amazing and humorous series is a great introduction to the work of Omar Tehawkho.

source: DT

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Sartorialist by Scott Schumann [BOOKS]

A collection of some of the most popular photographs of fashion enablers around the globe. A perfect conversation piece in my opinion. Hits shelves August 12th, 2009. Pre-Order available here.

*Related. Very interesting interview with The Globe & Mail..
“Every rapper says, If I was not doing this, I would be in jail. And basically, I’m a rapper, only I’m a photographer. So if I wasn’t doing this, I would definitely be in jail.”
-Scott Schuman of the sartorialist


'Hot Tub Time Machine' Trailer Teaser [MOVIES]

Four words... Hot, Tub, Time, Machine!

Starring John Cusack, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Rob Corrdry, Chevy Chase and more. Hits theaters on February 26, 2010.

via Cinematical

2009 Gullwing-America 300 SL Panamericana [CARS]

There has been a influx of retro themed automobiles over the last few years, but the Gullwing has to be my favourite, and dare I say, the best of the bunch. Originally designed in 1951, the classic is now modern. Priced at around $140K it's not for most folks, but we can dream.

The 2009 Gullwing-America 300 SL Panamericana is the brainchild of Arturo Alonso, the same engineer behind the Bentley S3 E concept. With that model already on its way to market, Alonso has turned his attention to the Gullwing. With a body of fiberglass-reinforced aluminum over a powder-coated steel chassis, the Panamericana will apparently draw its power from Mercedes' own M-133-55 engine, the same 5.5-liter V8 underpinning the SLR McLaren's supercharged unit, albeit tuned to produce 370 horsepower. Plans are also afoot to make a smaller V6 available, either mated to a six-speed manual or a seven-ratio Speedtronic automatic transmission.

More via AutoBlog

'Alice in Wonderland' Teaser Trailer [MOVIES]

I still have the VHS of the Disney version...this should be good!

Happy Monday! LOL [VIDEO]

Set to Chris Brown's "Forever", (This video could actually work wonders for his reputation/career!) A bride, groom, and their accompanying brides maids, and groomsmen break out in a dance number that enduces nothing but smiles! Watch one of the most entertaining YouTube videos I've ever seen here.

Mos Def – Magnetic Arts (Prod. DJ Honda) [MUSIC]

Once again he's back, the incredible!

via HB

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Maison Martin Margiela Visor Sunglasses [FASHION]

I'm not sure I'd put these on, but there is a coolness to them. I'd definitely get them for Leela though! Available now at colette.

via HB

Mad Men Season 3 Poster [TELEVISION]

It's the Don fool!

Mad Men premieres August 16th on AMC, and I can hardly wait! Check the making of trailer here.

"Tron Legacy" Official Trailer [MOVIES]

I have mixed feelings on this...hopefully it doesn't disappoint. Hopefully.

FTL: Dominic Jones - Black Leather Gloves w/ White Gold Nails [FASHION]

I'm not sure if it's because I've been conditioned to this kind of thing by some of my homegirls, but I am digging this right here! It could also be because of the cleavage...nonetheless, these gloves are ill. Check the look-book here, shot Matt Irwin.

via YouMe&Her

Friday, July 24, 2009

DJ Honda - Magnetic Arts f. Mos Def [COMING SOON]

In the meantime...

via Dj Honda

A go&d™ Friday Classic!

R.I.P. Dilla!

Jay Z Feat. Rihanna &Kanye West - Run This Town [MUSIC]

Stadium music! Ye' goes in on this record something crazy! BP3, September 11th. I am wondering what the record with Drake would have sounded like though...

Props to Splash

Thursday, July 23, 2009

"Iron Man 2" Photo Sneak Peak [MOVIES]

The movie is not out till May 2010, but below are new stills from the recently wrapped "Iron Man 2," starring Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mickey Rourke and Scarlett Johansson. The film also stars Don Cheadle, who takes over the role of James Rhodes, played by Terrence Howard in the first film.

via HuffPo

Amber Knowles? [LYL]

I haven't done a Live Your Life post in a while, but this right here! This shit here! LYL!
On the upside, it is recession friendly...from what I understand, a good weave is incredibly pricey!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Xavier's Jordan Crawford dunking on LeBron James [VIDEO]

I don't know how they did it, but the folks at TMZ picked up the video Nike wanted no one to see!

'Mr. Nice' Trailer [VIDEO]

With 43 aliases, four kids, 89 phone lines and 25 companies, Howard Marks (Rhys Ifans - Notting Hill, The Replacements) is the scourge of law enforcers worldwide. This biopic charts the highs and lows of the pothead poster-boy. The film Co-stars Chloe Sevigny and David Thewlis and is set for 2010 debut.


Laugh Out Wednesday! [PHOTO]


via The Segment

The Sartorialist x Toronto [EVENTS]

Step lapel, single windsor, flat fronts, wingtip's, and double shot of your finest whiskey...Crown Royal in this case.

Toronto Sartorialist/Holt Renfrew Party-ish!

I'll be in Toronto tomorrow (Wednesday the 22nd) and I'd love to meet some of my readers!

I will be at Holt Renfrew on Bloor Street from 12:30 PM - 2 PM (on the menswear floor) on Wednesday afternoon.

Also tomorrow evening we will be having a very non-organized gathering at the bar in The Drake hotel (1150 Queen Street West), starting around 9:30 or 10pm.

via FEM & The Sartorialist

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Kid Cudi feat. Kanye West & Common – Make Her Say (Poke Her Face ) [VIDEO]

Monday, July 20, 2009

Mark McNairy for Bass Weejuns Penny Loafers [SHOES]

Carlton Banks penny loafer steez ranging from $300 to $3675 (for the alligator) and will hit stores next spring.

The blue suede in a size 10.5 will be mine like that girl Mike sang about!

Most notable for his fine work with J. Press and eponymous English footwear label, American designer Mark McNairy lends his hand to yet another footwear project, this time alongside Maine-based shoe makers Bass Weejuns. The outcome reflects McNairy’s style, keeping everything simple with a strong emphasis on material quality and construction.

via ACL

Hype Means Nothing [FASHION]

These guys have been around for a while, but I've been late on the draw...a French label, Hype Means Nothing seems to take the business serious, but not themselves so much. I can co-sign that philosophy! Check out the tees and crewneck sweaters that feature some of the most iconic wearing finger sunglasses.


Fabolous feat. Drake - Throw It In The Bag Remix [MUSIC]

via Miss Info

Jay-Z x Billboard Magazine July/August 2009 [COVER]

Re: Autotune

"In hip-hop our job is, once a trend becomes a gimmick, to get rid of it."


Sprite Oral Sex Ad Banned In Germany [VIDEO]

Oh the EU!...or ewwww
Might be difficult picking a latter...

The New York Press reports that a New York City-based director was responsible for the now-infamous Sprite ad, and that the spot was produced without Sprite's permission. The ad is the work of Max Issacson, and was not produced in Germany, according to the NY Press.

The NY Press spoke to John Jones IV, the male model pictured in the video: "The funny thing is, it's a spec commercial--it's not even real," Jones said.

Current TV initially reported that the ad had been banned from the air, for pretty obvious reasons. It combines oral sex and the desire for a refreshing Sprite to create a big finish that has to be seen to be believed. It even beats the climax of this similarly-themed ad.

WATCH: (UPDATE: Original ad was pulled from YouTube due to a copyright claim but you can view below courtesy of Young Turks here.

via HuffPo

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"Creation" To Lead Off Toronto International Film Festival [MOVIES]

In somewhat of a coincidence, I was going over Darwin's theories just yesterday, and in a serendipitous nature I wound up viewing the trailer for this film here.

The world premiere of Creation, a drama about evolution theorist Charles Darwin starring married actors Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly, has nabbed the opening night slot at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

Organizers announced their selection of the British film on Tuesday morning, as well as 22 more additions to its gala and special presentations lineups.

"We have traditionally opened with a Canadian film, but this year we chose to go a different route. We fell in love with this movie and this is the one, we felt, really sets the tone for the kinds of conversations we hope will happen around the films at the festival," TIFF co-director Cameron Bailey told reporters on Tuesday.

He added that the "tension between faith and reason" seen in Jon Amiel's film Creation — which follows Darwin as he struggles with the views of his deeply religious wife and his world-changing theories — is also emerging in other films programmers have selected.

"This theme of that eternal conflict between faith and reason does seem to be emerging from different parts of the world, in different kinds of films: documentaries, fiction films, big films, small films," Bailey said.

Two American films and a Norse-Danish-German co-production have been added to the gala schedule:

* Precious, Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, which won wide acclaim at Sundance.
* Get Low, starring Robert Duvall as a 1930s backwoods eccentric who stages his own funeral.
* Max Manus, a film based on the true story of Norway's famed Second World War resistance fighter.

As well, 18 new and recent titles — from noted filmmakers like Jane Campion, Steven Soderbergh and Johnnie To and featuring actors such as Clive Owen, Eva Green, Matt Damon, Edward Norton and Kristin Scott Thomas — were also added to the TIFF 2009 schedule as special presentations:

* The Boys are Back, Scott Hicks (Australia/U.K.).
* Bright Star, Jane Campion (U.K./Australia).
* City of Life and Death, Lu Chuan (China).
* Cracks, Jordan Scott (Ireland).
* Hadewijch, Bruno Dumont (France).
* The Informant, Steven Soderbergh (U.S.).
* The Invention of Lying, Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson (U.S.).
* Leaves of Grass, Tim Blake Nelson (U.S.).
* London River, Rachid Bouchareb (U.K./France/Algeria).
* Mao's Last Dance, Bruce Beresford (Australia/U.S./China).
* Moloch Tropical, Raoul Peck (Haiti/France).
* Mother, Bong Joon-ho (South Korea).
* Ondine, Neil Jordan (Ireland/U.S.).
* Partir, Catherine Corsini (France).
* Scheherazade Tell Me a Story, Yousry Nasrallah (Egypt).
* Solitary Man, Brian Koppelman and David Levien (U.S.)
* Valhalla Rising, Nicolas Vinding Refn (Denmark/U.K.).
* Vengeance, Johnnie To (Hong Kong/France).
* The Vintner's Luck, Niki Caro (New Zealand/France).

Further titles will be announced in the coming weeks, including this year's full Canadian lineup in August.

via CBC

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Moment Factory - Permanent Interactive LED wall [COOL]

Montreal next weekend?

Moment Factory developed the interactive system and designed the interactive content. PHOTONIC Dreams created the original LED video wall of La Vitrine, in Montreal.

The installation includes tracking devices and low-resolution LED displays and is capable of showing many different visualizations based on the presence and movement of people.

After entertaining themselves with the dynamic marquee of La Vitrine during the last two editions of the All-Nighter, Montreal residents, visitors and tourists will now be able to enjoy it every night! This interactive screen, which currently lights up La Vitrine Culturelle, is now equipped with a high-tech system, enabling passers-by to interact with light shapes generated by 35,000 LED light bulbs.

The fun and interactive nature of this installation is a new innovation of the Quartier des spectacles Lighting Plan, as it redefines the traditional architectural façade so as to enable passers-by to make it their own by interacting with the light shapes displayed. Thanks to the talent of the creators of Moment Factory, which was incidentally awarded the Grand Prix Créativité Montréal 2008 in the category Urban integration Urban planning for this installation, we are taking a new step toward the creation of a unique urban experience at the heart of Montreal!, says Charles Lapointe, the president of the Partnership.

Visitors can interact with the installation every night from 7 PM to 11 PM.

La Vitrine
145, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montréal

Friday, July 10, 2009

New Billionaire Boys Club/Ice Cream Photoshoot [FASHION]

Definitely not because of Phraell, but because I'm for real! I love this - screened t-shirts, and denim with fox appliques over/out/finito. Avant-garde styling reminiscent of what Sean John was doing...made it/in/what's up! DOPE.

See more over at HB

World's Largest Swimming Pool [COOL]

1 lap = 2km!!!

Drawing the crowds in the South American resort of San Alfonso del Mar in Chile, this artificial lagoon and swimming pool is eight hectares in size and contains an incredible 250,000 cubic metres of water. Acknowledged by Guinness World Records as being the world’s largest swimming pool, the lagoon trounces all other record holders in the category, including the Orthlieb pool in Casablanca, Morocco, itself a huge 150 metres by 100 metres – the San Alfonso pool is ten times this size, measuring 1km in length. The revolutionary clear water artificial lagoons, transparent to a depth of 35 metres and unprecedented in design and construction methods, are the brainchild of Crystal Lagoons founder, biochemist and Chilean businessman Fernando Fischmann. Equivalent in size to an incredible 6,000 standard domestic pools, details of its technology are to be unveiled for the first time at Cityscape Dubai.

via Nubricks & Crystal-Lagoons

Steven Holl Architects: Linked Hybrid [ARCHITECTURE]


Linked Hybrid, a huge architectural project by Steven Holl, started in 2003 and was just recently completed. 220,000 square meters in size, the complex is located next to the site of the old city wall in Beijing and consists of eight towers connected by skybridges. Each structure holds different public functions and includes 750 apartments, public green space, commercial zones, a hotel, a cinemateque, a kindergarten, Montessori school, and underground parking. The aim of the project was to counter current urban developments by creating an urban space open to the public from all sides. The complex is a “city within a city” and promotes interactive relations and encounters amongst the public. The project was named the “best tall building” in Asia and Australia by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

via Designboom

Air Jordan VI “Infrared” 2010 Retro AKA "Dwayne Wayne's" [SNEAKERS]

Set to drop in January...2010 cannot come soon enough! The Infared's VI's aka the Dwayne Wayne's! I'm thinking a commemorative t-shirt will be in the works for this right here! If not, I'll make it myself.

2x pairs.

via Gradient Magazine

(Sneak Peak) Blackberry Gemini & Onyx [GADGETS]

Damn...I don't even want the Tour anymore! I dropped info on the Gemini, but this Onyx jawwn is slick as a perm. No balls (pause), no glory? I see an exception to the rule. I'll be keeping an eye on this for more details.

via BGR

A go&d™ Friday Classic!

I am the reason they made the dress code, to figure out what and why when I'm in my fresh clothes! - Speaking of which: Kinda Like A Big Deal tonight!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Major Lazer x Annie Mac Mini Mix [MUSIC]

Major Lazer x Annie Mac = Make the gyal dem vibrate pon it like a Nokia phone! LOL

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD:Major Lazer – Annie Mac Mini Mix

via Discobelle

Google Announces Chrome OS [GADGETS]

(Probably a fake photo done up by someone with much time on their hands)

Not sure if any of you picked up the Chrome browser, but "The Google on the Internet Machine" is ready unleash the operating system in the second half of 2010 by the same name to bust the windows out your PC!

Google Chrome OS is a new project, separate from Android. Android was designed from the beginning to work across a variety of devices from phones to set-top boxes to netbooks. Google Chrome OS is being created for people who spend most of their time on the web, and is being designed to power computers ranging from small netbooks to full-size desktop systems. While there are areas where Google Chrome OS and Android overlap, we believe choice will drive innovation for the benefit of everyone, including Google.

Read more here.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Giuliano Fujiwara High-Tops Spring/Summer 2010 [SNEAKERS]

Looks like a Yeezy x Creative Recreation x Van MTN Edition hybrid. Verdict = One of each nonetheless.

see more at Swipe Life

Lady Gaga x V Magazine (Topless) [GIRLS]

For whatever reason I find myself completely enthralled by this futuristic promiscuous girl!

Pop sensation Lady Gaga goes topless, wearing only a space orbit hat, in the new issue of V magazine. Uncensored photo the second down.

Gaga, nee Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is know for her outrageous costumes. She wore the same space orbit hat when she appeared on "Ellen."

via HuffPo

Kinda Like a Big Deal [EVENTS]

click image to enlarge

The good folks of Smell The Rich are throwing a soiree this Friday, which is kinda like a big deal! Definitely night to get your swang/swag on.

Check the Details:

Entourage Ent. and Presents…

“Kinda Like A Big Deal”
July 10, 2009
Vola Lounge
Doors Open @ 10p
Guestlist - $10 before 11:45p

Dress Code: No Hats, Bandanas, Sportswear or Overly Baggy Clothes.
(In other words the usual…just come fresh to death)

So this is the night where we invite everyone to come out and enjoy themselves hater and sucker free!

This is a night of positive vibes and fun. Invite all your friends and people. Everyone is welcome, ain’t no discrimination on race with this party. We want to see the diversity of race that we have in Toronto. All we ask is that you bring you “Swag”, “Mojo”, “Sexy” etc. Whatever you call it, bring it and vibe out all night with Entourage and Smell The Rich

Guest List:
Showtime - 416.827.0256

Bottle Service:
Capo - 647.208.1555

Monday, July 6, 2009

Band-Aids in Black Leather [COOL]

If you're like me, you have always dreamt of healing your small flesh wounds in the most luxurious of fashion. Well, our prayers have been answered!

Available in packs of three for $15.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sperry Topsider Spring/Summer 2010 Collection [FASHION]

One of each please.

via HS

Drake – Best I Ever Had (Directed by Kanye West) [VIDEO]

LOL Should have had this up yesterday for Laugh Out Wednesday. Mixed thoughts.

Quasi-related* Drake talks with Alexa Chung about the 'best's' he's had.

Shouts to GL for the heads up!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Nixon Black & Purple Rubber Player Watches [FASHION]

Modelled after the highly popular Player timepiece. Nixon had originally released tge all rubber version of the watch in 4 colours (Yellow, Red, Blue, Green) which dropped one colour per month from March through June. They have now dropped black and purple as the 2 new colours - but the release seems just as sparse as the original 4 colourways. Hypebeast noted that the black version is available at 80’s Purple now. But you can grab it direct from Nixon in CAD (if they are back in stock)

Retail $200 CAD

Consequence feat. Kanye West & John Legend - Whatever You Want [MUSIC]

I like this jaawwn right here! ConsTV, the album drops October.

Baby let me get the number to your blackberry curve
So I can buy you everything that you deserve.
I ain’t got to front, mama that’s my word
But that kind of ass, I might spazz like NERD