Dank&&Dapper represents the idea of being or striving to be a well-rounded and multi-dimensional individual. Meeting your own standards of cool without sacrificing the beauty of the mind to appease the masses. Often times, you'll find that the union of beauty and substance to be a rarity. The purpose of this blog is to serve as a reminder that being yourself while pursuing a dream is much more gratifying, no matter what. You must appeal to yourself before you appeal to others. Dank&&Dapper is also the name of a lifestyle-brand I plan to launch in the very near future. In the meantime, delight in the visions of a visionary. [=♥
Magazine: Vogue Paris October 2010 Model: Crystal Renn Photographer: Terry Richardson Stylist: Carine Roitfeld
First of all, can I just state that I have never seen anyone look so beautiful while eating in a sloppy manner? She looks stunning!!! Sheesh and thick eyebrows, in case you didn't know, are the business!
Like Janelle Monae 's??? Yesss,that's beautiful!
But how snazzy are my Oxies and my socks??? Yeahhhhh ^_^
The rain keeps you indoors and makes you do some umm...stuff. These pictures were takenly purely for my entertainment. And of course, I was bored. I got people asking me how I tied my scarf in these pictures on my tumblr . LOL, how do I begin to explain? Should I make a 2 second tutorial video???
LOL, so as well all know, it's been raining like mad this past week making it difficult for plans to be made and KEPT. That was definitely the situation for me last weekend. What happened was, I booked a shoot with one of my favorite liddle Asians, this was before the rain fall REALLY began to hit, oh and I'm not gonna sit here and act like TEFFTOPIA wasn't on a brief hiatus, lol forgive me, I'm back on IT. Yameeen??? Anyways, yeah long story short, nothing happened and I was left sitting at home, with NOTHING to do. And then I started thinking to myself how I can't wait for the winter time 'cause of the natural light after a snow fall. Yaknow? it's all a beautiful shade of blue and what not? Then I realized that ummm, yeah it's the same after a rain fall! DUH. I ran into my room and cooked these photos up. Yasss.
I just learned of graffiti legend by the name of SEEN and found myself instantly brushed with inspiration. His work is unlike anything I've ever seen before! And the mind boggling part is I've probably seen his work somewhere in New York and had no idea. Psh, YOU've probably seen his work and weren't aware.
What inspires me most about SEEN has to be his grandiosity in his field of work and the fact that he's been doing something he loves for decades and is widely respected for it. You have to respect that. WEBSITES: www.seencity.net www.galerieseen www.makeyourmark www.planet6.com www.blkmarket.net www.seenstudios.fr
This past summer, I met a beautiful young lady by the name of Mona at a mutual friend's birthday dinner in NYC!Initially, what intrigued me about her was the fact that she was Asian (y'all know I love my Asians), her tattoos and also her artistic nature was so evident. Long story short, she recently just shared a link to her ETSY shop on my Facebook and I love love love her pipe scarves, had to share it with you guys.
I love the fact that they're two toned. Gives you an opportunity to wear it in so many ways. Fun!
Boyyy, this is so crisp. Much much love to Slick Jackson .
And of course love to Mickey Factz ! He's finally getting his time in the lime light, I peeped him on 106 and Park the other day.
Nothing but love and respect for these two talents!
...well, atleast it was meant for just ME. smh, there's two pools in my neighbourhood and I usually just walk to the one closest to my apartment. So here I am strolling all happy-go-luck and such....yaknow? whistling and humming, "la la la la la!" I get to the pool area, reach over to pull the latch and open up the gate, and to my surprise ...I hear MUSIC. I was likeeee, 0__O WTF...where is that coming from? Only to walk in and see a muh'fucka in the pool. -____- LMAO. I was like noooo. But then again, I already had my mind set on taking these pictures by the pool and I was NOT about to let him chase me away. So yeah, I stood there and set up my camera, activated my self timer and posed my ass off ^_^
BUT it was soooo awkward. And to make things worse, one of my favorite shots, he's all in the background staring at me and such. Real creepo-like. -___- Ah well, enjoy.
I keep forgetting NC is not NY. It's still hot as balls over here. When I was in NY, I was rocking wool sweaters and what not.