#Influence: Monica Miller:Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity

Monica Miller’s Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity: 

“63”

3.27.12 Today is my late grandmother’s 63rd birthday. My grandmother is the only reason why I’m here and the only reason why I am creating a fashion line. My grandmother was the most… Continue reading

GQ “Style Bible” and Aubrey Graham

The video below captures the essence of the GQ cover features and the methodology behind their selections. For their first ever stab at the “Style Bible” similar to Esquire’s “Big Black Book” the… Continue reading

When I Was Six Years Old You Left Us…Notorious B.I.G

More than music defined my brother Christopher Wallace’s life. Truth, explicit truth and authenticity made this man one of the most prolific lyricists of all time. Being born and raised in Bed-Stuy, knowing… Continue reading

This Morning I’ve Found Myself In Another…Ozwald Boateng

Ozwald Boateng, man, man man. If you do not know who this man is, please join me in the discovery of such a prestigious and elegant gentleman. On a recent visit to one… Continue reading

Take A Listen Tuesday:

No the title is not what it seems. I will not start a trend named “Take A Listen Tuesdays”, I was just pressured to put a title…by who you ask? Myself. In any… Continue reading

Julius Soubise….The First African Fop…Macaroni….Dandy

Style and luxury is deeply rooted into the African Diaspora. Although luxury was used to emphasize our oppression, we also used style to dictate our status and create identities paradoxical to what was… Continue reading

Stalley “Blue Sky” Freestyle

My admiration of Stalley’s character and lyricism is deeply rooted in my love for his creativity and confidence. Duality and description, I know. I think the most interesting attribute of Stalley’s music is… Continue reading

Rachel Roy Presentation A/W 2012

#72

Only one of you, and three of your emotions. Choose which one is right for the moment. It is the right thing to do. But what’s right. I forget.

#83

Since your perception is constantly changing, as a human being aren’t I allowed to change. Reach freedom. Day 5. Happy Black History Month.

#20

I honestly feel 25 people died for me to reach this point in life. Although I do not know you, you are a part of me and I of you. You are always… Continue reading

J.M, Andy, A$AP, x Jeremy S.

For those who may not know, here at the BedStuyDandy I document contemporary references or the use of Jean Michel Basquiat’s work, as both research for my thesis paper and personal satisfaction. Yesterday… Continue reading

Construction with Thought: Atlanta, GA & Striver’s Row @StriversRow

With all the generous talk of Striver’s Row in the realm of music, I decided to research the company that sounds very much like my dream location of procuring an internship Savile Row.… Continue reading