MTV Cribs

The following is an MTV Cribs special presentation.

Come on in MTV Cribs, let me show you around the Topkapı Palace, which is  a large palace in Istanbul/Turkey, that was the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for approximately 400 years. And now it’s mine for a couple of seconds. Fuck what you heard it’s mine, it’s mine. So let me show you around.
As well as a royal residence, the palace was a setting for state occasions and royal entertainments. It is now a major tourist attraction and contains important holy relics of the Muslim world, including Muhammed’s cloak and sword. The palace complex consists of 4 main courtyards and a couple of smaller buildings. And the smaller buildings are as big as the hood I used to live in. Back in time the palace was home to approximately 4,000 people. And now I live here alone, because I upgraded myself to this:

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T-Shirt Time

Long hoodies, even longer t-shirts, maybe a little bit of leather, but a whole lot of black… these are the components that are a huge visual part of a NYC movement: Ghetto Gothic. A lifestyle that was predicted to be a massive trend back in 2011 and actually blossomed in 2013 and became pop culture already. But during the years it kind of lightened up, which means: as long as your t-shirt is long, and strong and down to put the friction on (whoopps…too much Sir Mix-a-Lot) you are good to go. The whole problem was just: the t-shirts were long, but since you bought a XXL, there were also wide as fuck and you just looked like the t-shirt was passed in the family for years and you were just too young to fit in.

But times has changed. And thanks to the brand Skäggs and their first collection ever you are now able to wear a t-shirt that is long and due to the unique cut and shape also fitting. Or to put it in word of the MTV Jersey Shore crew: “It’s T-Shirt Time!”

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Skäggs is a new premium streetwear label from Hamburg and Berlin/Germany. Inspired by urban culture like music, travelling, friends and family, the designers Bastian Orf and Franz Kroczek created a t-shirt which is a winner because of it’s simplicity, clean silhouette, high quality and attention to details. Wearing this t-shirt might look like an understatement, but at the same time it can not be more extravagant.
Think about it and be the first one to shop the limited edition on www.skaeggs.com/shop!

No more clothes sharing in the family!

Pictures via Skäggs

When pop art meets fashion…

I love me some art.
Especially when it’s modern and contemporary, so that you feel like you are part of this generation that knows what this piece of art is representing. You know, when it’s showing kind of who you are, or where your mind-set is at the moment or what you try to represent or this change in society that you are witnessing. I don’t know if that makes sense at all, but fuck it, I understand myself (sometimes).
So I have this vision in my mind that one day when I have my own place, I am going to have a corridor with pictures or paintings. So at first I was thinking about Chanel’s Little Black Jacket posters all over the wall. But this one right here is BIG competition:

Craig&Karl.

Craig Redman and Karl Maier live in different parts of the world but collaborate daily to create bold work that is filled with simple messages executed in a thoughtful and often humorous way. They specialize in illustration and installation. Craig & Karl have exhibited across the world, most notably at the Musée de la Publicité, Louvre. They have worked on projects for clients like LVMH, Nike, Apple, Vogue, Microsoft, Converse, MTV and The New York Times.
And my favorite one’s are from the GUISE AND PROTAGONIST artwork, showing faces from designers and celebrities in a pop art kind of way:
Kanye West
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Lady Gaga:

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Dance A Pose

If Madonna knew what she co-created when she shot the video to the song called Vogue, she would do it exactly the same way:

Voguing is actually a dance that is danced by striking different poses. Kind of a photo shoot with flow and dynamics, if that makes sense?! It comes from dancers imitating models. Vogue is a highly stylized, modern house dance that evolved out of the Harlem/New York ballroom scene in the 1980s. There are two main styles: the old way and the new way voguing. The dance is returning to mainstream attention step by step, not only in the States, but everywhere else. I personally saw this dance style the first time on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew.
I talked to a friend of mine, who is dancer and she said that voguing is now all over the place. So I figured I have to write about it.  Even the Japanese Vogue made it a topic in their January 2013 issue. It is funny how the dance took it from the fashion scene and the fashion scene is bringing it back from the dance. Check it out:
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I found this dance instruction video on YouTube if you feel like dancing it. I’m still  gonna stick to my old school HipHop dance style.