knockaround illestknocks
28 Aug 2015

#ILLESTLA X KNOCKAROUND: OFFICIAL RELEASE PARTY

“It’s the hard knock life (uh-huh) for us! It’s the hard knock life, for us! “ Listen to the instrumental while you read my words, JUST DOOO IT! (X) Thank you HOVA, The 45 King, & DJ Kid Capri for making this anthem we still #KNOCKAROUND! If you didn’t comprehend what

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nisei-cover
20 Aug 2015

75th Annual Nisei Festival and Parade! #ILLESTLA

    The 75th Annual Nisei Festival and Parade was the #ILLEST! Unlike most of what we experience for the first time, this Nisei Festival was actually both entertaining and a pleasure to be a part of! Nisei Fest consists of musical performances, cultural dance showcases, exclusive Nisei-only eats, car-show

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fatlace-profile
10 Jul 2015

“I’m that Ferrari(artie), then I swerve.” Nice to meet y’all!

Wsup to all the Freshest, Realest, and #ILLEST! I am proudly the Illest Brand Marketing Manager! My government name is Art, my family calls me Artie, and the internet knows me as Ferrariartie. You however, can call me handsome. I’m just kidding…but really. Just a tad bout myself,  you could either

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airmax1
30 Mar 2015

AIR MAX BOX LA

After taking down the artwork from the BRANDALISM show at illest LA, Antonio, Shelly, and I walked the two blocks to the Nike SNKRS Air Max Box. It was the last of the three-day pop up event that celebrated Air Max in a larger than life digital shoe box in the center of the Little

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[christmas in ca]
28 Dec 2014

Christmas in California

Coming from Hawaii, Christmas in California feels like the North Pole…those are some serious life issues!  But nothing a trip to Disneyland can’t resolve Wifey was pretty bummed that we missed Hello Kitty Con 2014 earlier this year (check out Tricia’s post here http://fatlace.com/2014/10/hello-kitty-con/), so we sacrificed some family time

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jasonmarkkhk2
30 Oct 2014

JASON MARKK x HELLO KITTY

To round out my Hello Kitty night, I went over to the Jason Markk store to celebrate his latest collab with the cultural icon. They came together to collaboratively brand the premium cleaning product. As I mentioned in my Hello Kitty Con recap, this damn cat (or not really a

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hellokittycon17
30 Oct 2014

HELLO KITTY CON

For me, Hello Kitty and Sanrio in general, defined a lot of my childhood. Growing up, my family would frequent this Chinese restaurant that was situated in the same plaza as a Sanrio store. I loved eating there because I knew that after my meal, I’d be treated with Hello

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tricia_illest01
16 Sep 2014

ILLEST x JA

Many thanks to everyone who came through to “Snapshots” at Illest LA. It was a great night for Ja, for us, and for me. Like I had previously mentioned, this was my first stab at an event with Illest. After Ja’s Tastemakers feature, I brought up the idea to the

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02 Jun 2014

DUNK XCHANGE SWAP MEET

DunkXchange (DXC) – the original buy/sell/trade sneaker marketplace – had their first outdoor swap meet this past weekend in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. As expected, hundreds of people came through to show off or score their holy grail. And we were there, too. As vendors, appropriately showing a Porsche Cayman,

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17 Aug 2013

AND WE’RE BACK

Somehow someway, Little Tokyo in LA became the official spot for me to do any Tastemakers work. Even though features were written on uneven tables, interviews were interrupted by transients, and broken power outlets would be everywhere, it still was the place to be. Hey, the journey is the reward,

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