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FASHION: American Apparel + Nathalie Du Pasquier = Retro Heaven


American Apparel‘s clothes are a not-so-subtle homage to the retro years, so their collab with artist Nathalie Du Pasquier was a no-brainer.


Pairing graphic patterns and bold color choices reminiscent of African wax prints, she takes relatively common silhouettes (i.e. a classic button up shirt, leggings, a romper) and revitalizes them in a way that screams SUMMER! (or at least respectfully declares it. Loudly.)

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I’m in chromatic love with all of them! However, if I had to pick a favorite, I would veer towards the Winie print. You know, the one that looks like a composition notebook. Not only is it black and white (my usual color combo go-to’s), but it’s a definite nod to grammar school nostalgia. Now you can relive the innocent good ol’ days. But without the braces.

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Hear DJ M.O.S. do his thing on his new killer mixtape Electric Boogie. You will find yourself unleashing a lot of coiled energy and new found creativity while listening to this awesome mixtape. It’s fair to say that DJ M.O.S. is one of New York’s leading music exponents, and one of the country’s most sought out DJs! For his Electric Boogie mix, M.O.S.’ tracklist shows off his unique ear for music. Including some of his own Bootleg Edits featuring songs by Kendrick Lamar, TNGHT, Trinidad James, The Killers and more. Electric Boogie is firmly geared towards the dancefloor, taking in plenty of exciting, hands-high moments, before moving into more melodic, spacey club sounds, but never letting things get too restrained.

Listen to it now… Grab it HERE.


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1. Firebeatz vs Daft Punk – Gangster Technologic (M.O.S. Intro)
2. Icona Pop vs AC/DC vs Sick Individuals – I Love Thunderstruck (M.O.S. Bootleg)
3. Hard Rock Sofa vs 2 Chainz – Rasputin’s BIrthday (M.O.S. Edit)
4. Nari & Milani vs Maurizio Gubellini X Nicci X Whitney Houston – Whiteny’s Vado (M.O.S. Bootleg)
5. Knife Party vs Trinidad James – LRAD (M.O.S. Popped A Molly Edit)
6. JaCeeOh vs Kendick Lamar vs AfroJack vs Carnage vs Nirvana – Poetic Justice’s Love Buzz (M.O.S. Edit)
7. Kendrick Lamar vs The Killers – Swimming in Pools on the Brightside (M.O.S. Bootleg)
8. Dillon Francis vs TNGHT vs Baauer – Bootleg Fireworks Reaching For Higher Ground (M.O.S. Bootleg)
9. A$AP Rock – Wild For The Night
10. Diplo – Express Yourself (Gents & Jawns Trap Remix)
11. Kanye West – Clique (Keys N Krates Remix)
12. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis vs TJR X Rock-It! Scientists – Can’t Hold Us Ode To Oi Bootleg (M.O.S. Bomb The Bass Edit)
13. Henry Fong vs Toby Green vs Benny Benassi vs Daft Punk – Aerodynamic Revival Cinema (M.O.S. Bootleg)
14. Amtrac – Never Dug Disco
15. Pharrell Williams vs Uffie vs Black Ivory vs Armand Van Helden – Add Suv’s Mainline (M.O.S. Edit)
16. Oliver – MYB
17. Steve Aoki & Chris Lake & Tujamo – Boneless
18. AfroJack & Chris Brown – As Your Friend
19. Max Vangeli & AN21 vs Armin Van Buren – Bombs Over D# Fat (M.O.S. Bootleg)
20. Zedd – Clarity – (Torro Torro Remix)
21. Imagine Dragons – Radioactive (dberrie Remix)
22. Knife Party – EDM Death Machine
23. Showtek – Slow Down
24. Ralvero – Fuck What You Heard
25. Diplo & Switch Ft. TT & Lewis Cancut – Dat A Freak (Mighty Mi & Slugworth Trap Remix)
26. Big Sean – A$$ (Alex Young Edit)
27. Kanye West – New Slaves (Cy Kosis Remix)
28. Smizzymack – Drip
29. Jay-z – Tom Ford




All that’s missing from this gray helado dream is a black pair of shades. Even the bottom is dressed in black. Only for da cool kidz.

Just don’t ask me what it TASTES like.

FASHION JUNQUI: Dimepiece Summer 2013 ‘Woman-Hood’ Look Book (DANG I’M LATE)

“Expressing women’s notions,  desires and experiences through fashion’.. is what Dimepiece’s Summer 2013 collection is all about.


The title Woman-Hood, was the perfect name for  the bold mix of sporty , sexy and playful pieces. Its such an inspiration to see women in street wear representing us in such a positive way! Kudos to Ashley and Laura for creating this LA based collection. On the next page take a look at the apparel and accessories collection launching May 28, 2013. We can’t wait! Xx Quiana


FASHION JUNQUI: Rocksmith Tokyo x Wu-Tang Brand’s Summer ’12 Collection

The Wu-Tang Brand Limited collection, entitled Chapter 6, embodies the classic American summer. Red, white & blue is consistent throughout the line starting with what may be the most sought after item of the summer, the Wunited tank top.

Sailing and the Olympics serve as inspiration in the cut n sew and accessories like the sailing belt and tie to an array of sport’s driven snapbacks. New categories include accessories like the Wu-Tang Key pouch and card holder wallet. As always there is graphic reference to ring in the nostalgia of a brand thats forever. The Wu-Tang Brand limited summer collection is now available at select retailers.

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FASHION JUNQUI: House of Style Is Coming Back to MTV

MTV will resurrect its cult favorite fashion program House of Style, which hasn’t aired in almost a decade.

Rather than broadcasting as a full half-hour TV show as it did from 1989 to 2002, new House of Style programming will be integrated across MTV’s multiple media platforms. Highlights from the show’s past — including a video of Naomi Campbell’s acne removal methods, and another of Sofia Coppola and Spike Jonze producing a guerilla fashion show — have been organized into a video archive hosted by the fashion news blog MTV Style. The blog also plans to publish three essays inspired by the show over the next few weeks.

On August 7, MTV will release a short documentary called House of Style: Music, Models and MTV. The film includes interviews with Cindy Crawford and Rebecca Romijn — both past hosts of the show — as well as Todd Oldham, Anna Sui, Coco Rocha, and vocalist Azealia Banks.

“The idea of the new House of Style is that it runs on all of our platforms,” said MTV executive Dave Sirulnick in an interview. “You’ll see it on television, on the web, on our aps. Not a lot of people are looking to consume 20-minute television shows on their phones. At least not yet.”

Nevertheless, Sirulnick is auditioning hosts for the show. MTV will announce who’s got the job on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 6.


TRY IT TUESDAY: Do you have the perfect pair of white jeans in your closet but you fear veering into ’90s pop star territory, so you leave them in the closet?
C’mon every woman knows how alluring and magical the poison of white jeans are: devastating sexy, sophisticated yet casual, and flattering on just about any body shape…almost. What more could a girl want?
Try this out…A beautifully cut tank and a fashion-forward pair of pumps (purple my favorite color!) will liven up a slim pair of jeans. Also check one my favorite bags of all time the Rocco bag by Alexander Wang…many copied but he’s the originator.
For you Music JUNQUIs, this week listen to Poison’s best album, Open Up and Say…Ahh!.  In the late 80s Poison had the looks, wrote catchy tunes and went on to sell millions of records; they really could do no wrong. As they have always been one of my favorite bands I am glad to say that they still record and tour to this day with the original line-up intact. Open Up And Say…Ahh! should be in every MUSIC JUNQUI’s iTunes library.

FASHION JUNQUI: Staci Sherri presents “REMIX” Summer 2012 Collection

Staci Sherri presents “REMIX” Summer 2012 Collection. As, this is their 4th collection they are bringing it back upgraded for another round of applause.
Staci Sherri conducted a social media survey solely for her StarZ (customer) to find out their favorite dresses from previous seasons. Back by popular demand are styles such as the “Bay” dress, “Love is Key” Dress and the “Fly Betty” Dress reloaded with classic florals, polka-dots, and fringes. This girl is edgier as she seduces you with extra rhythm to her beat.

“Isn’t the REMIX always better than the original” ~Staci Sherri

Since 2010 with a keen eye and a sharp sense of style, Staci Sherri has taken the ultimate flight with her brand. Based on both literal and abstract meanings of “LOVE” her goal in outfitting women in her brand is to enhance outer beauty, while fostering inner beauty. Staci believes that every woman should love cherish and celebrate exactly who she is and how she impacts the earth.


Navy? Nah. Not the usual school boy blue that seems to pop-up every spring and summer as a“new” trend. There is a new breed of blue tailoring hitting stores now makes standard navy-blue suits and blazers look downright maudlin. We’re talking all kinds of blue here, from the deep ocean blue, powder blues, to the electric blues.

There is something about the color blue that looks great on every guy and there are plenty of cool choices for summer. If you’re into that causal rugged bad boy look, head to toe denim is your answer. A great way to add swag up your denim look is by mixing in a standout print for a stylish twist. The classic dark blue blazer is a menswear staple that every guy should own. Find the cut that’s right for you and try adding your own spin on it with a colorful pocket square. For the guy who’d rather stand out than blend in with the crowd, a blue plaid suit is definitely the way to go. From tailored and dapper to comfy and casual, there’s truly enough blues for everyone.

FASHION JUNQUI: American Genre X “Hieroglyphics” Tank

FASHION JUNQUI: American Genre X “Hieroglphics” Tank

Announced just a week ago and today we are finally showing  you the American Genre “Hieroglyphics” Tank. Yes, young world the goods are in!  As you can imagine their design is very Egyptian inspired. They released some tanks and some really dope V-necks. Let’s see what the brand will come out with in the future! Check them out at american-genre.com!

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FASHION JUNQUI: This I Why I Love Hypebeast and Nicola Formichetti!

This is why I love Hypebeast! I am truly a fashion JUNQUI! Thanks to HypeBeast and Nicola Formichetti!

“Merging eccentricity with a gifted sense of style, Nicola Formichetti has firmly established himself as one of today’s foremost fashion directors and stylists. Not solely off the strength of dressing the likes of Lady Gaga, Formichetti has garnered the reputation he has through his works with Vogue Hommes Japan, Uniqlo and Mugler, the latter of which he is the creative director for. Of Japanese-Italian descent, Formichetti has had the fortune of absorbing from both worlds, and although it came with struggle of finding identity, it has allowed him to accept a comedic and eclectic response which resonates through his designs. Amidst the setup for his Nicopanda pop-up store at Lane Crawford, we were able to pull from Formichetti’s personals the very essentials he deems worthy to bring with him, even when he travels abroad. Included are notable brands like his vintage Chanel Backpack, Prada sunglasses, BYREDO perfume and Apple products that sit alongside his own Nicopanda plush, T-shirts and accessories. However it is the unusual Alexander Hitek cap and sandals that boasts the dynamism of Formichetti best.”

Blame: Hypebeast


Summer is in full swing, and after this past Haute Memorial Day weekend, I’m dreaming of Denim Dress + Printed Bag + Sandals. There are some outfit combinations that always work, but if you’re trying to add up something that’s a little more complicated with a bigger payoff, the equation could take a little more finesse to balance. Let’s try this summer killer fashion factor, the denim dress.