Saturday, October 31, 2009

chiddy bang. get this now.

More on Chiddy Bang. I have been listening to this mixtape non stop for the past two days. soooooooo great. not only are they rapping over passion pit, yelle and sufjan. all of the beats are sick and the flow is amazing. i know that no one appreciates B&N music posts. but seriously guys check it out. its free! FREEEEEE! get it here at pretty much amazing.
here is Chiddy Bang - All Things Go. yeaaaaaaaaaaa sufjan.
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Friday, October 30, 2009


*i know that ballcaps are not inherently fashionable. but they are an integral part of the nuanced way that i dress.
a critical portion of ballcaps and neckties is ballcaps.

as some of the b&n nation knows i wear three indiana pacers hats. they are all the hardwood classic the franchise. i've made one of the bills straight but i'm nervous to roll the bills up. i've been searching my normal value world stores for an awesome hat that i dont care about. however no such luck. but dont worry nation i'll keep the hunt on.
i've found some other hardwood classics pacers hats from mitchell and ness. but i'm afraid that the "mitchell and ness" on the back is kinda lame.

here is another throwback inspired hat from new era. available at lids.

now that we've seen some sweet pacers' hats for this season. lets take about how to wear them. i'm going to start rolling the bill. taking notes from jermaine dupri. i know he's been lame for years. but the guy found kris kross. KRIS KROSS. this is from a photoshoot with viktor vauthier.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


B&N is in the market for a new fake girlfriend. there are several suitable candidates one of them is Harpers Bazaar Australia fashion editor, Christine Centenera.
check out her sweet knuckleduster. the two finger rings are sooooooo awesome. those givenchy shoes are freakin' sick.

everything about this is perfect.

source - garance and trendycrew.

chiddy bang.

i just found the greatest rap song ever. it is from a Chiddy Bang Mixtape. The track is titled Fresh Like Us.
sooooo sweet.
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why is this song so awesome? well i'll give you two reasons.
1. chiddy bang raps over Yelle - Ce Jeu
2. and he says "manu ginobili"

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

daft punk. hedi slimane.

when thinking about halloween costumes. my buddy suggested we go as daft punk. i did some research into their awesome suits. and it turns out they were designed by hedi slimane. you've seen his name on B&N a few times. he used to be the head of dior homme.
i've been listening to daft punk's - Alive 2007 on repeat.

how sick are these suits?
here is my favorite track. Daft Punk - Around the World / Harder Better Faster Stronger. click play and then track to 2:10. and enjoy
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

more alice dellal.

i havent posted my favorite dangerous chick in too long. here is part of her spread in vogue uk november 2009 issue. she looks sooooooo cool. check this out.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

freja street fashion.

Freja Beha Erichsen is a super sweet danish model. photographed by stockholm street style. the B&N nation knows what i think about what chicks should be/will be wearing this fall/winter.

necktat = awesome.

Friday, October 23, 2009

jimmy choo and h&m dudes.

The B&N Nation knows that i love H&M collaborations. the one coming out nov 14th is jimmy choo. i kinda yawned because how excited could i get for chicks' shoes. but i recently learned that he designed a dude's line.
i was a little disappointed with matthew williamson's but the scarf i bought is now my favorite. hopefully i can find something sweet here. at a cursory glance these are the items that have potential. but i'll have to wait to really make a decision.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

louise ebel.

this chick is so awesome. she was photographed everywhere during paris fashion week. she's been on B&N before. here is her blog. she is so inspired. seriously she posts pictures or videos and then shows you how her clothing was inspired by said material. here she is outside of christian dior show in paris. wearing Yeojin Bae. soooooooo sweet.
her glasses, headband and eye makeup together are sick.

huge fan of when chicks wear gloves unnecessarily.

source - stockholm street style and her blog.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

thierry mugler.

spanish magazine - view from the times. liberty ross photographed by david roemer. collection of thierry mugler.

here is the full ed.

Monday, October 19, 2009

on the street. chanel paris.

I havent posted a segment of the On the Street with Bill Cunningham recently. but this one is especially awesome. he's at the chanel show in paris.
the first image that pops up in his weekly audio slide show is hanneli mustaparta a beautiful norwegian blogger. check her out here.

this umbrella is sick. yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaa i called an umbrella sick. what of it?

red wings fall/winter 2009

i was planning on getting two pairs of brown shoes for the fall/winter. i had my heart set on chukka sperrys. but when i tried them on, and i wasnt all about 'em. so the search continued. the B&N Nation knows that i'm a huge fan of red wings.

here are two styles that i really like available at bergdorf goodman. however i'll get mine at an amish shop in milroy, indiana.

red wings work chukka.

red wings wabasha chukka boot.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

timbaland. seriously awesome.

i had quite the weekend. from fashion shows and supermodels to cutting my thumb while shotgunning beers at 4am. awesome stuff. i'm such a music snob. but i'm not afraid of the club banger. timbaland and soshy. so hot on this track. check it out.
timbaland ft. soshy - morning after dark.
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Thursday, October 15, 2009

guest blogger: lcd soundsystem

guest blogger mateo talks about lcd soundsystem.
I know i'm as excited as everybody else about this new LCD Soundsystem track. There are rumors of a new album in the next few months. I, for one, can't wait. Sound of Silver was one of the best albums of 2007 - maybe even the best album of the year. This song doesn't represent a huge achievement for James Murphy, but who cares. The guy's a Golden God.

LCD Soundsystem - Bye Bye Bayou
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giant circle scarf.

i recently bought one from h&m but i've only worn it on the couch. i know i'm awesome. its tooooooo big i dont feel comfortable wearing it out, yet. maybe in colder weather i'll be more confident.
this chick is wearing the shit out of this monster circle scarf and she looks soooooooo awesome.

source- i think easy fashion. the paris street style blog.
*a circle scarf is pretty self explanatory. big scarf sewn together at the ends.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

midwest fashion week.

places B&N will be in the next few days.
B&N will be supporting local fashion. The Midwest Fashion Week starts tonight and ends Saturday night.
I'll be hitting up the Trunk Show on Friday at the Indianapolis Arts Garden from 11am until 6pm. 10 bucks admission.
and then Saturday night 8-11 at scottish rite. the Spectrum of Fashion Show. 25 bucks.
here is the entire event schedule. i hope to see you there. i'll be the only person wearing a ballcap.


this american born parisian based chick rapper is soooooooooooooo awesome. i found this single in the middle of a Flosstradamus mixtape several years ago. but never put the pieces together. honestly i thought it was lady sov. i know embarrassing. but i've got it squared away now. this video was just released and sweet.

Uffie 'Pop the glock' from Laundry! on Vimeo.

you might recognize Uffie from "Tthhee Ppaarrttyy" by Justice. click below to play.
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In other awesome chick news. Rihanna's new album Rated R comes out November 23, 2009. yeaaaaaaaaa.

Monday, October 12, 2009

basement jaxx scars.

i love this album basement jaxx - scars. i found this animation video on kanye's blog. totally awesome.

Friday, October 9, 2009

alexander mcqueen

this show is amazing. i'm not a huge fan of the models' hair. but what do i know? i think the shoes look like novelty letter openers but are awesome nevertheless. when they all walk out together. the music playing is lady gaga's newest track.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

dead weather.

i love Hedi Slimane's photo blogs. here and here.
recently he shot the dead weather. here is alison mosshart. also from the kills

here is a totally sweet new video.

tough as nails.

this is from vogue italia october 2009.
This jacket is so sweet. giacca di pelle con chiodi from gareth pugh. babelfish told me that it is "jacket of skin with nail"

*click to zoom.

chicks in desert boots.

this parisian chick is totally awesome. pairing black and brown like she's not even scared.
from face hunter.

desert boots.

i made my decision for fall shoes. i got some clarks desert boots. they are taupe suede. i've been thinking about them for awhile and then got after them yesterday. here is some inspiration right here.

from drop snap.
i've been wearing them with running socks. it looks pretty sweet but i might need tall socks for the winter.

the clark desert boot is inspired by the crepe-soled boots worn by british officers during world war II. i think these boots are totally awesome and are inexpensive. available for 94 bucks here from nordstrom w/ free shipping.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


this chick is awesome. i mean AWESOME. lets talk about it. her rings and bracelet combo are freaking sick. they are Loree Rodkin and each worth at least 20K. so i started to think no way this chick is just strolling around with at least 80K on her right hand. i figured it out. i think this is actually Loree Rodkin.
She is soooooo sweet. look she is actually wearing a balmain cape. A CAPE.

*click to zoom.
I'll say something now. this is from style sightings. i admittedly steal 99% of my photos from other sources, credit where credit it due. style sightings is less posed than someone like the sart or garance dore. but come on this is too much. i'm so over cell phones.

yacht rock.

i've heard a lot of sweet music and smooth grooves. but this probably takes the cake. christopher cross + michael mcdonald + the roots = #1.

from jimmy fallon last night. he had a whole yacht rock theme.
*sorry about the 15 second lead in commercial. i promise that the smooth grooves of this song are totally worth the wait.

Monday, October 5, 2009

more vampire weekend

like i said before. i'll probably end up hating vampire weekend. sounds like paul simon. and is pretty awesome. with a free download.

Friday, October 2, 2009


everyone knows this dude's name. but i bet that 1/10000 could identify him. i certainly couldnt.
he has made some real famous shoes. you might recognize the red bottoms.

totally stealing this awesome windowpane jacket and sick mustard scarf look. i'm on the hunt for a similar jacket.
check out the two pockets.

gareth ss2010

gareth pugh's spring summer 2010 show. awesome.

Gareth Pugh S/S '10 runway presentation from Mike Nouveau on Vimeo.

from style sightings.

epaulettes and awesomeness.

balmain spring 2010. awesome. these epaulettes look sooooooooo sweet. i've talked about epaulettes as a concept before but here they are great.

daria is just too sweet not to post.

source - Knight Cat.