Friday, December 30, 2005

Food for Thought

CALLING ALL: Fashion Forward Individuals. Welcome to GFC Academy, where you will not learn how to be stylish but instead understand and interpret it. The three textbooks you will need for class today are: The Supermodern Wardrobe, Brand. New, and Black Style. These three texts offer introspective looks at fashion in urban environments, consumer culture of fashion and design, and how politics and cultural exchange have affected the ever evolving fashions of Black people. These three works will be the guiding force for our exploration into new and innovative perspectives on fashion--the culture, the art, and the business. See you next class, and don't forget to bring your books.

Computer Love

For all you ultimate hustler types, who can never seem to leave the office there's a solution: it's in your pocket. The Flybook is a beautiful contradiction; it has tons of power without all the weight. Its about 235 x 155 x 31 mm in size, the screen is about 8.5 in. and it serves as a fully functioning computer. It also has all the latest multimedia and telecommunications technology that you'll need on the go. With a rotating touch sensitive screen it transforms from a notebook to a Tablet PC. If only Screech had this, he would be as cool as us. The Flybook won't let you miss a beat and you can best believe this will not cure your A-D-D!

I'll Be Late for That.

'Exquisite', (so much that my words are keeling over) is the word that comes to mind when eyes meet Louis Vuitton's new '06 timepieces. The standout feature, is the Tambour Fleurs Precieuses Collection. This collection comprised of various combinations of white gold, precious stones, sapphire glass and snake and alligator bands will surely make you the shyt for this season. Once again, Mr. Vuitton has succeeded in creating fierceness for fly femmes everywhere.

Back To The Future

Surfing the net I came along this blog/website. Some of you may have learned about it and taken action already but for those that haven't, check it out. Al Cabino has started the world's first and only sneaker petition to get Nike to produce the McFly. These were the sneakers that Michael J Fox's character Marty McFly wore in the movie Back to the Future. The likes of DJ AM & Lupe Fiasco have already signed the petition. I say while we at it, why not request that Nike do the McFly collabo with NASA so that we can get the hoverboard to go along with the kicks.

P.S. Nike do not forget the Zoom Air Insoles in the McFly, Thank You.

Sign the petition here:

Stay Strapped...

Found this to be funny but useful especially for the ladies out there:

Vlieger & Vandam are a design office based in the Netherlands. Their handbag series 'Guardian Angel' is as original as they come. These handbags should keep all muggers, thieves, stalkers, and ex-boyfriends at bay. So ladies next time you ever feel like beetlejuice is about to holla, just put your hand in your bag and front like you bout to bust a cap in a muthaf***a.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Cut Down This Tree...

I was in Soho the other day, walking up the Broadway with a friend of mine doing some late Christmas shopping when I spotted these. Now people, '05 was officially the year of the patent leather. Jordan Space Jam XI's made it a must have, BAPE's multi-colored treatment made them crack, but these shits right here...PLEASE send to rehab. There is no excuse for these; multi-colored patent leather Timberland field boots!?!?!? That's an oxymoron. In other words it shouldn't be done. Can we take it back to '93 when there were only 3 colors for timbs, cus now its getting out of control. Whether you are in the forest or not, everyone can hear this tree fall.


Tuesday, December 27, 2005

"Oh I Think Dey Like Me" - So So Def Afroman

Dem Franchize Boyz - I Think They Like Me

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Jermaine Dupri has taken So So Def to the top of the charts and the industry since his humble beginnings back in 1989. Now with the emergence of the South being the hotbed for pop music; I guess it's time for all those that didn't acknowledge the South, do so now. One character that can claim to being there with JD since the beginning is the So So Def Afroman. Afroman being the company logo, has been present since Kriss Kross, Xscape, Lil Bow Wow, to now Dem Franchize Boyz. Afroman is now being immortalized as an action figure. For only $200 cash, you can purchase a Afroman figurine which will also be accompanied by a mix CD featuring So So Def artist.

Dior 'iWallet'

It's not called an iWallet, but it might as well be. Dior Homme has released 2 wallets in their Dior Digital collection that can accomodate the iPod Nano. Apple iPod is so big that it's basically it's own economical system, we'll call it an iEconomy...OK OK, I'll stop it with all the "i" prefixed words, so here's the pic of the wallet:


Monday, December 26, 2005

Emilio Pucci: From the Alps to the Moon

Yesterday, my homegirl Taty hits me up on the 'Kick' to let me know that she just copped some moon/ski boots. Shorty is ill, so I knew it would be something official. She's like "hol on, imma send u a pic." When I check my inbox, I see she copped some FRESH Emilio Pucci ski boots. Emilio Pucci always keeps it funky with their prints that are always vibrant and colorful, which command attention. Thanks for the heads up Taty aka Spanish Harlem's Rose. Here's some more stuff including the ski boot from Emilio Pucci:

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Happy GFChristmas

The GFC Family would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays and a Get Fresh Christmas. We hope everyone is spending this holiday season with the ones they love and readying themselves for a wonderful New Year.

Peace & Respect

Doctor Recommendation

There aren't too many things that really move me when I intitally see them. But from the first time I saw the work of Dr. Romanelli, I have been open like a 7/11 (pause). This guy has created some of the most "freshest" jackets I've seen since leathers circa 1970's. Here's a look at some of his work from his catalogue:

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Q-Tip vs. ?uestlove

If you wanted to hear great classic Hip-Hop music from great musicians, you should've been at Crash Mansion this past Friday. In the house were the legendary Q-Tip and ?uestlove of The Roots, keeping the crowd moving on the 1's and 2's. Everything from Parliament Funkadelic to Rakim to Tribe Called Quest to Pharrell was in rotation. The evening was filled with beautiful music and beautiful people, a good prequel to the holiday season and the dawn of a new year.

Get Ya Shine On!

Fabulousness is brimming on the ears of New Yorkers. Krystali (chris-star-lee), a UK based company which creates and customizes cellphones, iPods and other electronics with Swarovski crystals has debuted in New York with two new phones, 'The New Yorker' and 'American IK:on'. These limited edition gems are taking the game to a whole new level; so let's get dazzled.

Ghostface Killah Dolls

Mr. Tony Starks himself has teamed up with 4CAST Limited to release 1000 Limited Edition Ghost Face Killah action dolls. Each doll includes:

- Real 14 karat gold chain
- Real GFK Robe
- Gold Chalice with Swarovski crystals
- Each doll will include a Ghostface Killah Doll mixtape dy a world-famous DJ tba
- Real 14 karat gold avenging eagle accessory (extra)
- Each collector will have a 1 in 500 chance to spend a day with Ghostface Killah himself
- Each Doll will come in a limited edition gold sealed box
- Ghostface Killah is fully involved in all aspects of the project from manufacturing to promotion
- Each Doll speaks original recordings of Ghostface Killah catch-phrases

Friday, December 23, 2005

Classic Kicks gets Hood

Sneaker boutique, Classic Kicks, has just released there own hoodies for the holiday season. Retailing for $165, Check em out.

Right Frame of Mind

Here are some frames you can wear even when a full moon is out and still look Fresh. Lengendary eyewear manufacturer Cazal has been doing it since 1975. From DMC of Run DMC rocking the classic 607s to those in Jamel Shabazz's A Time Before Crack & Back In The Days, Cazal's has been a staple in Hip-Hop since the 80's. As the retro craze is still here, here are some pics for your ocular pleasure.

Multitask with Swiss Style

Victorinox known for their Swiss Army knives, has taken their multi-tool blades to the next level for the tech saavy. They now have the SwissMemory series which incorporates a flash drive component to the Swiss Army multi-tool, enabling it with yet another function. So now you be able to transition from jotting down notes, saving something onto the flash drive, to filing your nails as smoothly and effortlessly as saying 1-2-3. Flash drives range in capacity from 256MB to 1GB, and retail range anywhere from $80 to $197 (as shown).

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Versace's so "Cell" Conscious

"Man I promise, I'm so self conscious. That's why you always see me with at least one of my watches. Rollies and Pasha's (porsche's) done drove me crazy. I can't even pronounce nothing, pass that ver-say-cee (versace)"

With this must have phone here, the Louis Vuitton Don might have to make a brand switch. Nokia and Versace come together to present the Nokia 7270: The Versace Edition. The phone is adorned in a yellow and black art deco ornament design with a carrying strap that is covered in Swarovski-crystals. With the phone being a limited edition release, with only 727 available worldwide, it is retailing for 799 Euro (Euro being the currency of choice, since it's only available in Europe). Pay the cost to be the Boss, especially with all proceeds going to a good cause (a charity benefit for AIDS). With this phone anybody including Kanye will have no problem with people letting him talk his shit again.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

French Denim the American Way

Denim is as American as french fries. So next time you're in line at McDonald's waiting to order a Big Mac and medium french fries. Why not give the lady standing behind you the pleasure of looking at your French derriere.

Established in 2002 the small independent French denim label, Atelier LaDurance has been producing quality pants and jackets in small limited run and authentic to tradition. Products are developed in a small studio at The Provence, France in the small plains of Les Alpilles. Garments are styled in the authentic late 40's style, meaning all products are unwashed denim as was accustomed to all utility wear garments of the time.

The Atelier LaDurance washing recipe:

1. let your garment get dirty for as long as possible

2. First wash: dry clean only

3. and wear again for a long period

4. following washes: add simply 250 grams of salt and one half cup vinegar( per garment) to the washing powder as this will keep tone of the indigo for a long period. While giving deeper shades and higher lights to the natural worn denim product. Only wash once every two month or less.

On each Atelier LaDurance denim product you'll find their famous (Repair Capsule), containing: Two original 2-color brass buttons, a small piece of denim, a small piece of pocket lining plus a thimble. Being exactly everything you need to carry out your own emergency repairs.

Men Classic Dungaree

Female Classic Dungaree

For more information on the company brand and philosophy visit