hlz-4
24 Sep 2015

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

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magpark4
14 Sep 2015

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

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seoulsausage5jpg
02 Sep 2015

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

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islamicart6
17 Aug 2015

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

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artincase14
16 Aug 2015

#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

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IMG_7906
11 Aug 2015

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

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bootlegbart17
04 Aug 2015

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

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sf9
04 Aug 2015

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

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illestkaba4
29 Jul 2015

ILLEST x KABA MEGA KREW

I’d like to proudly announce that illest sponsored the Kaba Mega Krew (KMK) in their participation at Hip Hop International next month. A little background – KMK is a dance group from Irvine, CA. The crew combines three Kaba Modern teams (Kaba Modern, Kaba Kids, and Kaba Legacy). They will represent

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bootlegbart5
27 Jul 2015

BOOTLEG BART

A group art show dedicated to one of my favorite characters of all time was on view this past weekend. Be Street’s “Bootleg Bart” opened last Friday with 70+ interpretations of Springfield’s resident bad boy, Bart Simpson and I. geeked. out. A lot of my childhood revolved around Bart. You

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