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 Kitty strawberry bubblegum. In elementary…

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 team – to collaborate with…

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, with a table full of…

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, right? The next Tastemaker is…

Winter Mode

After over a year of living the HI life, Socal in the winter was rather cold…that didn’t stop me from having a great time!In addition to quality family time, I also spent some time with some good friends.  R.K. Smith from Hot VWs Magazine invited me to their headquarters, which was home to countless gems…

illest store meet

We had a small gathering last night that turned into a pretty sizable meet. Cars were driving all over Little Tokyo to check things out and park close to the illest store. A number of spots were secured outside of the store which made for some really cool snaps as the sun set over the…

Little Tokyo

I’ve been running around LA and Vegas like a chicken with no head for the last few weekends. So now it’s time to settle down and catch up on a few things. You’ve probably seen a few photos floating around from the Little Tokyo meet in LA for Japan. I think it’s awesome how quickly…

Photo Dump | Illest Boutique Grand Opening

It’s been a long time coming and finally Fatlace has planted some roots in Southern California. Welcome to LA guys! Here are my photos from the opening night with a special performance from DEL tha funkee homosapien. Good times with the crew and catching up with old friends. Congrats and let’s keep it moving in…