“The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.” - Salvador Dalí
Fame because of your “image” versus notoriety for your hard work and talents; which do you want?
Personally, I like to stay in the background. I control my own “airtime.” I am seen as much as I want to be seen, when I want to be seen, how I want to be seen. I am comfortable putting in the long hours that make you look over and over again. What I don’t want is to jump on some reality show bandwagon that has everyone loving my artistic visions for 15 mins and then when the time is up, I fizzle out into the stratosphere. I think that reality show startup is a recipe for disaster.
I want to be able to say I built myself from the ground up. These dark circles and battle scars will be well worth it at the end of the day.
Staying true to myself, my brand, and my beliefs is my number 1 priority.
The only thing holding us back is us.
If you can’t believe in your own thoughts, what do you believe in?
You are your own best friend and you have a dream. It’s up to you to make it happen. No one else. Sometimes we have to step back, re-group, edit and simplify, and go after what we want.
That’s the only way it will get done.
If there are a bunch of people in your ear telling you that you can’t do it, think like this:
"FUCK’EM ALL, FUCK’EM ALL, FUCK’EM ALL"
It’s your life. You have to live it. Not them.
Asha Mone (August 25th,2014)
Fashion has come a long way from its Chanel tweed jacket and original red bottom heels.
Quality isn’t exactly a part of todays
Recently, streetwear has become a “ globally marketable franchise” that is geared towards trends and celebrities rather than the street itself.
As a fashion designer who’s main inspiration comes from streetwear,
in its classic sense, it saddens me to watch what it has become.
Yesterdays “streetwear expo,” in la, included no more than:
To that I ask: Who named Los Angeles and its very own Fairfax Ave., the streetwear capital of the world?
I think the days of LRG, BAPE, Rocawear, etc. being heavy hitters are forgotten. All the ground work these brands and the designers behind them left has since been demolished. The want to have quality over quantity has been replaced with watching who can get to the print shops fastest. What streetwear has become is what they are wearing and not what you are wearing. The originality of urban style has become something of the past.
Is there a way we can get it back?
(August 24th, 2014)