06 Oct 2014

#CHANSTYLE IS NO MORE

I am fortunate enough to be able to travel around the country for work pretty often throughout the year; this keeps me very occupied and unfortunately at times away from enjoying photography and sharing my experiences here. A couple months back (in July) I went to Houston and worked there

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01 Oct 2014

30 Days to SEMA – Fatlace GS

Today marks 30 days till the road to SEMA. I haven’t really said much about what’s been going on but it’s something I’ve been planning with Marshall over at AirrexUSA for quite sometime now. I’m very excited, I haven’t really done a build to this scale and to be quite

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19 Sep 2014

KAWS: MAN’S BEST FRIEND

Get off work early, and go see some art. I think that should be my new mantra… I spent an afternoon on the Westside and had a chance to see the latest KAWS exhibit, “Man’s Best Friend”. I’ve managed to see every one of the shows he’s had at Honor

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11 Sep 2014

SPACES: ANTONIO BRASKO

When I interviewed Antonio Brasko for Tastemakers, I met him in his studio in Portland. I’ve come to realize that this is one of the coolest parts of the gig – being able to immerse myself in personal environments. So with that said, I may start a new thing here

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10 Sep 2014

TASTEMAKERS: ANTONIO BRASKO

When we set out to do Tastemakers, we had an ambitious list of working individuals with obvious influence. As we began to check off names and tell their stories, our interest shifted on whom we wanted next. Through different outlets, we learned of new people to feature – people off

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10 Sep 2014

SNAPSHOTS

When I interviewed Ja Tecson for Tastemakers, conversation started to brew about teaming up for a photography show. After going back and forth on concepts, schedules, locations, etc, we all came to an agreement. Illest would host “Snapshots” – a show featuring Ja’s personal collection at our Little Tokyo store.

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04 Sep 2014

Catching up w/ Phife Dawg & DJ Rasta Root at Illest LA

While I was still at working out of our Los Angeles store, I got to meet some amazing people. From fans of the brands, to industry personnel and all the way up to famous celebrity’s. Though the one visit that tops almost everything is meeting hip-hop royalty Phife Dawg the

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01 Sep 2014

A day in SAN DYAGO.

Besides the title of this post, I’m going to be a good boy and leave out all the Anchorman quotes and puns… So its Sunday morning and I have nothing to do really. I’m laying in bed trying to decide what whats for lunch. Then I remember a few of

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