HLZBLZ XXXPLOSIV COLLECTION

In terms of style, I have always placed myself in the “wears whatever she fucking wants” category. Since I was a kid I marched to the beat of my own drum; my 3 Swatch watch wrist, perfectly circled sunnies, and baggy printed surf pants proved that. I was fully aware of trends and brand names…

INTRODUCING MAGNOLIA PARK

A couple weeks ago, Ben Baller tweeted “Jesus Christ. This new sneaker store Magnolia Park is about to shut down mad stores in so cal. They have so much heat. Dear lord [insert flame emoji here].” He was talking about the newly opened 5000 square foot space on Magnolia Blvd in Burbank that carries the must-have/rare/you…

SEOUL SAUSAGE #2

Last night I attended the soft opening of Seoul Sausage‘s second location in Little Tokyo. The invitation came abruptly, in the form of a DM, on the same day. The guys – Yong, Ted, and Chris – had been dealing with permit issues and quickly got the green light. So just like that, the soft opening…

INSIDE: ISLAMIC ART NOW

After hitting Known Gallery, we went for a change of pace. No hype, no fashion, no bloggers with better cameras than mine, just art. It was unfamiliar art. Art that is compelling and mysterious. And forces you to think about the world outside your own. Now on view at LACMA is “Islamic Art Now: Contemporary…

#INCASEFAIRFAX

We hit the block yesterday for Known Gallery and “TECHLIFE”, the Incase pop-up shop/gallery showing a retrospective of the brand’s most creative collaborations and products. These collaborations have been a lot of the reason why I use Incase for myself; favorite artists have designed laptop sleeves (like Kaws), phone cases are inspired by t-shirts I…

FILL IN THE BLANK

illest just dropped this tee in its Fall 15 collection and it got me thinking about my own past in “streetwear”… Several years ago, I started this brand called Chicharon Adventures or CA for short. Some of you may know me from there and some of you probably let out a big laugh because the…

DOUBLE CONSCIENCE

The draft for this post has been sitting in WordPress for some time.  I’ve been going back and forth on whether or not I should write it and break the routine of the blog as an invitation to discourse. But I just wrote about an SF trip that was full of sure, why nots. So…

THE WEEKEND

Ended up in The Bay this weekend with nothing planned but a hotel. Despite that, it had to be one of the best trips ever. I’ve been there a ton of times; even spent summers in Oakland when I was growing up. But this trip had a lot of first times and roads less traveled,…