June 22, 2011
photos by Winnie Jeng
Here are some behind the scenes shots taken by Winnie from the honeyBOOM photo & video shoot! honeyBOOM is my upcoming vintage shop that should be launched this July, so keep ya ear to the ground!
I have been graced by the talents of photographer Winnie Jeng, videographer Sunny Yau, make-up artist Marguerite Adragna, & my fantastic dancing models, Indigo, Kash, Ashley, bgirl Ma-Ma, & bboy Lichy! Special thanks & assistance from Kirby, Mariah, Veronica, & bboy S-Uno! What an excellent team :o)
Stay tuned for more of that honey boom boom boom!
June 22, 2011
Here are the official shots from my styling gig with BLAC Mag for songstress, Monica Blaire & her cover story! This June issue is still available on a street near you! Copp one before July hits! Peep it HERE for distribution locations in the metro Detroit area.
Photographer: Shawn Lee
Make-up: Leila D’Amato
Wardrobe Stylist: Ris Tena
Jewelry: Nneka Jackson
Skirt by: Angela McBride – Peace Love Spandex
Convertible top by: Fotoula Lambros Design
June 5, 2011
HONEYBOOM VINTAGE MODEL CASTING CALL
DANCE VIDEO LOOKBOOK & CATALOG PHOTO SHOOT
Monday, June 6, 2011
Cass Corridor Development Center
3535 Cass Ave. Detroit, MI 48201
(enter through back entrance off Brainard St.)
Models, please bring:
Be prepared to show some dance moves! (no professional dance experience necessary)
May 24, 2011
The big weekend in Detroit is fast approaching! Movement: the Detroit Electronic Music Festival is coming up & I’m pretty stoked! I’m really looking forward to catching Dam-Funk & Master Blazter, Tortured Soul, Little Dragon, Kerri Chandler, Gaslamp Killer, Flying Lotus, & more! My dancing legs are ready!
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May 10, 2011
Today, two exciting musical projects were released by hip hop’s very own living pioneers, Elzhi (formerly of Slum Village) & DJ Rhettmatic (world famous Beat Junkies). Elzhi’s Elmatic is a tribute record to the classic Nas debut, Illmatic, & features the talent of Detroit’s own Will Sessions on live instruments, DJ Dez on wax, Amp Fiddler on keys, & rapper Royce Da 5’9″! Rhett, for his own birthday, released Wonderlove as a dedication mix to fellow Taurus, the wonder himself, Stevie Wonder. Get your free downloads right unda.
- “XXL and Elzhi.com are proud to present Elzhi’s new mixtape, Elmatic, for free download. [Cop it here ***Fixed]
The 10-track offering—which finds the Detroit lyricist paying homage to Nas’s classic debute LP, Illmatic—was produced entirely by Will Sessions. Fellow D-Town MC Royce da 5’9” and Illmatic beatmaker Pete Rock also make appearances.
Fans can pre-order limited edition physical copies of the disc and other merchandise at elzhi.com. now. —XXL Staff”
“Beat Junkie Sound presents:
“Wonderlove” – A Tribute Mix to Stevie Wonder
Mixed by Dj Rhettmatic for Beat Junkie Sound
Recorded at The Sound-O-Matic Lab – Cerritos, Ca”
For full tracklisting, click photos for source site!
May 4, 2011
honeyBOOM vintage sportswear will be setting up shop at this year’s KING MI Bboy event. Come see the battles & exhibitions while you shop with vendors like myself, or other sportswear brands like Kings Without Crowns & Hardcore Detroit. There will also be a “Flyest Kicks” contest with a $100 footlocker giftcard to the person with the freshest footgear! Dope right? Come through! Then come party with Afrika Bambaataa afterwards!
MOTOR CITY ROCKERZ PRESENTS:
Saturday, May 7, 2011
8701 W. Vernor
Detroit, MI 48209
$8 with donation to rec center: art supplies, sports equipment, etc.
$5 with high school I.D.
Free for 13 years and under
May 4, 2011
May 4, 2011
It’s a shame if you missed it last fall, but our fashion event, DESIGN.DEFINE.DETROIT (DDD). was on bang! Our entire team worked our butts off to provide a platform to not only showcase local fashion designers, but to unite the entire fashion community & discuss how we could turn what we do into a sustainable industry here in the city. Here is a video compiled by Cierra Mooney on DDD as she interviews the event insiders along with clips of the runway show! Enjoy!
May 4, 2011
I’m giving ya’ll a glimpse behind the scenes with Detroit’s finest songstress, Monica Blaire (MB), for a B.L.A.C. Magazine photo shoot. I came in as the shoot’s wardrobe stylist after MB approached me about some style concepts she wanted to execute. I was all over it. If you are familiar with this artist, then you know she is all soul, energy, & magic! I’ve witnessed the wonder that is Monica Blaire as she has lit up stages across the city, & it’s an honor to style her up.
MB’s funky spirit is right up my alley; she has that quirkiness & heavy artistry that I am all about. Plus we are both members of the local hip hop community here in Detroit, so it was easy for us to connect. Collaborating with Detroit’s industry finest like jeweler Nneka Jackson, make-up artist Leila D’Amato, & hairstylist Mo, along with Monica Blaire was just magic in the making. Not to mention photographer Sean Lee & the rest of the crew in the house made it bang out for some reason? Maybe it was the fancy hor d’oeuvres on set? Or the wine? Or the triple fermented beer? ha.
For MB’s looks, I brought in pieces from Detroit designers, Fotoula Lambros Design & Angela McBride’s Peace Love Spandex, along with pieces from my own personal collection of garments. Nneka Jackson, B-Flyy Creations jeweler, customized a neck piece on the spot! That’s how we work! Peep a sneak peek at the BLAC mag shoot below. Keep an eye out for the printed issue on the streets soon!
March 18, 2011
My homegirl, Bgirl Ma-Ma of Hardcore Detroit breaking crew (in black hijab), came through for her exhibition battle against Bgirl Maresco from Virginia (in teal beanie). The event took place at the University of Michigan for Master the Art 8 (MTA8) on Saturday, March 12th, where both ladies ripped it on the floor as they displayed their skills and musicality in a featured exhibition battle. Maresco kicks it off properly: rockin’ the beat up & down, going in for the kill, giving us a full-length set. Ma-Ma was on complete battle mode, unleashing each round with full ammunition, she responded to Maresco with corresponding floor tricks & beat hitting.. & then some. Big ups to both bgirls, held it down to the fullest, without doubt! See for yourself, check the full five-round battle here.
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