While I am working on revamping the site and making it more user-friendly…Please take the time to check out the monthly archives, located on the right hand side above the live traffic feed…Lots and lots of great stuff to buy in the shop,fresh n fierce reads, things I luv and our new feature Grinding! Remember don’t be shy, if you have any comments or suggestions don’t hesitate to post a comment…I appreciate the continued support from everyone…Oh and don’t forget to join the notify list to receive site updates and goodies to your inbox!



(photo courtesy of Kimberly Mufferi of

As I posted previously last weekend I went out to bk to attend the Backyard Couture event at Harriet’s Alter Ego that was so dope…So I’m randomly browsing the web searching for pics. from the event and look what I stumble upon-a pic. of me…Ha ha so funny because I didn’t even know that it was being taken, but it turned out cute if I’d say so myself…I luv this skirt I wear it as a dress sometimes with a vintage belt, a total bargain that I found in Daffys a summer ago for $5 bucks!

GIVEAWAY: Nuvany Ni’ce x Princess of the Posse

Yes, yes ya’ll another fresh giveaway from the ladies over at Princess of the Posse! If you haven’t heard the P.O.P crew has dropped their spring/summer 08 line; in stores for you to snatch up now(CHECK THEIR SITE FOR STOCKISTS). They gave us a small tease of what they’re all about with their limited edition BAMBOO TEES that were fiyah! Up for grabs is this red Stick Up Tank, a twist on the oh so cool Champion tanks from back in the day. Down to business, click on the link below to fill out the survey and your in…And just to be sure your entry is received please send an e-mail to SUBJ: I I DID IT MAYNE! Good luck to all of you and remember you intl. peeps that if you win shipping costs are on you!!! A winner will be picked at random on July 8, 2008.

Click here to take the survey!

GRINDING: Brian "DEKA" Paupaw

1. Name/Alias:
Brian Paupaw / Deka

2.Where are you from/ Where do you currently live?:
Brooklyn NYC / Bed Stuy

3. Where did/do you go to school and your major?:
Parsons school of design. Communication design major

4. What is your Grind?:
I’m a broadcast designer. I create animated spots and promos for television and film. Using adobe after effects and cinema4D for 3D animation. My documentary “Hoods to Woods” is about how snowboarding had a impact on my life being from the inner city. My travels, friendships, accomplishments and the movement to get people of color into more outdoor activities, not just with snowboarding.

5. How did you get into what your doing now?:
A good buddy of mine, Mike dhundee does music for television. One night I was at his studio watching him lay down tracks to a animated spot done with after effects and I remembered how I wanted to learn After Effects when I was in Parsons but the damn class was always full, and my last name starts with a “P” and registration was in alphabetical order! So I always had last pick of what I wanted to learn. So since I couldn’t get into a class, I told myself when the time was right I would teach myself! So after leaving mikes crib, I was set on learning After effects. Went down to a book store and picked up a book for 60 bucks and taught myself.

6. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?:
I wanted to be a architect and a fighter pilot for the Navy.

7. What are some contributing factors that shaped the life you live now?:
College, snowboarding, surfing and being a role model to young people.

8. Any specific people that mentored or helped guide you to your current path?:
My good friend Charlie No at Alien kung Fu studios, Mike dhundee.

9. What motivates you?:
Being able to Snowboard and Surf as much as my career and hustle allows me to.

10. Your favorite author and why?:
Ralph Ellison, was a painter with his words and could make you paint a image of whatever he wrote.

11. What are 3 goals you want to achieve within the next year?:
Finish my snowboard documentary, be a better snowboarder, be a better Broadcast designer

12. One person that continuously inspires you and why?:
Matthew Henson, he was the first African American to the North Pole in 1909. He was never recognized for his achievements because he worked underneath another explorer and because of the color of his skin. He was never recognized by the government until 30 years later. This brother inspires me because he did something that people would believe is not possible. I feel as if I’m following his lead with my love for the mountains and nature through snowboarding and mountaineering.

13. 3 Indie brands you LOVE to rock?:
I’m not into brands any more. I haven’t bought clothing in a long time. All my money goes to student loans and snowboarding.

14. What annoys you the most?:
Hipsters that aren’t even hip, just following the herd!

15. Your best quality?: My best quality is my understanding of respect. I treat EVERYONE equal. I’m from the street and blessed to deal with the academic and industry life. you don’t have to be a a well known whatever to get props from me. Just being human is good enough.


(Writers Block Anniversary Party)

(Harriets Alter Ego show with Sarah White & Heavy)

So I had a fun filled week/weekend…Last Thursday my bro. and I trekked downtown to check out the writers block anniversary…We were late and missed the performance but stayed around to get a few photos of the event. Met Cee the photographer, what a sweetie she is and loads of other folks…Dj Melo-X killed it literally, he took it back to percolator and follow me! Then on sat. I met the hubby at Harriet’s in bk to check out Indie Artists Sarah White and Heavy perform…Definitely the highlight of my weekend, Sarah is amazing and if you’ve never checked out Heavy google dem…I bought their cd and they were kind enough to sign it for me and snap a few photos…Great vibes reconnected with co-owner Ngozi and ran into a few familiar faces…All in all it was a great weekend!


GRINDING: Cee (The Photographer)

1. Name/Alias:
Cee (The Photographer)

2.Where are you from/ Where do you currently live?:
Queens Ny, baby!

3. Where did/do you go to school and your major?:
To be honest, my schooling came from real life endeavors. Majoring in street smarts with the ability to flip the script on a professional and business note, and how to make the best out of this confusion(life), but without the confusion tho. Sorry,but I wont be sucked into the misconception of this world we live in.

4. What is your Grind?:
Photographer,Kicksclusive Magazine,Writers Block(Photographer), and Freelancer.I also do events randomly, like “ILL Party Wednesdays” “In The Mood” and other events that seek young,hip photographers.

5. How did you get into what your doing now?:
Ive been shooting for a while now, but recently decided to go forward with the professional aspects of it. It all started with the disposable cameras. I wouldn’t dare waste an exposure if thru my lens didn’t look correct. And here i am!

6. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?:
As a child, I was soo animated and wanted to be something different everyday. For instance, if I discovered a new dance move, i wanted to be a choreographer/dancer of some sort. Or if I learned how to cook something, now i wanted to be a chef.
I see it like this,as long as i walk this earth, theres gotta be more than just this. So i get my hands on every and anything, and deliver it.

7. What are some contributing factors that shaped the life you live now?:
The harsh reality that still, society has an issue with the success of people of color, and while discrimination still holds its title at the gate, theres no other way around it except to make my mark, handle my part as a young black female, and create that path for our growing youth, who are unbeknownst to the world they have yet to enter.

8. Any specific people that mentored or helped guide you to your current path?:
God Almighty. That force is empowering. It makes me a warrior everyday. My armor is my knowledge and it has created me in every way.

9. What motivates you?:
The unknown motivates me. In a sense that I oughta educate myself on everything it seems like. Therefore, I’ll never be in the dark, or in a room with the presence of a stranger.

10. Your favorite author and why?:
My favorite author is reality. Because it never lies. Non-Fiction

11. What are 3 goals you want to achieve within the next year?:
1.Getting my mind 100 percent right. Right now its at about 77 percent. I have 23 percent to go!

2. Getting more involved/active (general statement)

3. Making it through the year all together, as well as productively

12. One person that continuously inspires you and why?:
My parents. They grind soo hard. They allow me to see the fruits of their labor, and what “putting in that work” really means, and what it takes to become something out of nothing. That means alot to me.

13. 3 Indie brands you LOVE to rock?:
Cooyah Designs (cultured),LUX, Kimchi & Blue

14. What annoys you the most?:
Elitists (on that note, how about im better then them!)

15. Your best quality?:
Personality (id be a shmuck without it, lol)



We’re pleased to announce the completion of our new line, PROCESS [Limited Edition Clothing Made in the Dirty South] which is set to hit stores in the Spring of 2009.

We’re producing our lookbook in an unorthodox manner by asking ATLiens to come out to our favorite spot, El Bar, for a night of mayhem on camera.

Here are the details:

EL BAR – [behind El Azteca on Ponce de Leon]
939 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Hosted by: DJ Prince Presto
Photography by: Jorge Menes / Ross Martin & Joe Martinez of Ayy Gurl Studios
Spirits: Colleen Burley

Wednesday, June 18th / 9:45pm – 3am

If you are interested in wearing a PROCESS piece in the lookbook, please write to rsvp@wearetheprocess. com

Otherwise, please come out with your crew and support by looking good, your mug could be famous!


Aren’t you in luv already, just from looking at the photos above…Alchemy (9) is so on point with their aesthetics, the photography is killer, the styling is organik and the model is givin it to us! It excites me to see such independent talented folks doing their thing…Please visit their site and cop everything you see, but hold off on the Vintage Stetson Fedora and the Mexican Scarf =) wink, wink…More to come from this dope site!



Ladies and Gentlemen!

Welcome, to the Love Love Studio

Please come a enjoy an afternoon delight, we are featuring 3 clothing designers (denim, apparel and swim wear), a shoe & accessory designer, and an custom art nail esthetician. Come enjoy and have first choice on designer wear found previously in stores such as Ron Herman, Madison and other stores in the LA area. Support your local artist with a day of fun, shopping, art and relaxation. Invite all your friends! You will be happy with what you find in this amazing creative TRUNK SHOW, featuring premiere LOS ANGELES artist.

Location: 1403 Spruce Street
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Time: 1-7pm

Featuring:, Kornbread,, Nails by Tina Gold & Earth Angel swim wear

Please R.S.V.P. to:
Text (213) 509-0237: “RSVP trunk show (your name + #)”
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