I was given the opportunity to do a collaboration with a great sunglasses shop called 'Wholesale Celeb Shades'. When given the opportunity to pick out my own pair, I instantly fell in love with these rounded cat eye shades. They fit well on my face and the quality is great. They don't feel cheap like most sunglasses and they are a very comfortable fit. These are already my favorite and I can see myself wearing them for a long time. They go quite well with any outfit. Plus, the shades over at 'Wholesale Celeb Shades' are extremely affordable. You can find the pair that I'm sporting here: http://www.wholesalecelebshades.com/varecateyesu3.html
Lately this summer I've been doing a lot of features, interviews, and collaborations, but I usually just slide them right over to my 'Press' page and don't say anything about them. Well, now I want to share two features that I have recently have. I enjoyed working with both young ladies and the opportunities are always great.
Well, the rain has stopped, but of course the heat hasn't. I'm surprised you can't see the sweat beads I had on my skin in these photos. I hurried to take these pictures before hurrying back into the comfortable AC in my house, awarding myself with ice cream and Glee episodes. Speaking of Glee, I'm devastated that Cory Monteith has passed away. I literally cried when I found out because I absolutely loved Finn on the show and Cory as a person. Glee will never be the same ;(.
(DIY Fringe Overalls; Crop Top; Low Top Black Converses)
Everyone that knows me knows I am not afraid to wear what I want. I often take daring risks when it comes to my outfit choices and to have freedom of expression means everything to me. I wore this self made top in a previous post once and this time I decided to wear it differently by tying it in the front, exposing a little skin. Yes, I am flashing you a bit of side boob. Enjoy.
(Top, Self Made; High Waist Hot Pants, Forever 21; Sandal, Charlotte Russe)
With this interview, I bring you guys music –
something I haven’t quite done here at The Skinny Fashionista. Artist and
producer, Stacey Greene Jr., is a personal friend of mine and he is definitely
a force to be reckoned with. I know you’re probably asking, ‘What does music
have to do with this fashion blog?”. Well, although I don’t speak on it often,
music is a major part of my life and it also goes hand in hand with fashion.
Certain genres of music can set the mood for an outfit and even set a theme for
a collection. Music is played on all runways, ranging from dark beats to pop
vocals. With that said, today I bring you DJ King Tut.
After sharing a phone conversation with Stacey, I
learned that his music and beats sprout from his strong intellect, his
powerhouse family, and having a pharaoh mentality. Stacey, also known as ‘DJ
King Tut’ has adopted the tern ‘New Age’, which to him means thinking on a
whole new level and wave. His music has a dark feel, but also shares a
brightness that can captivate all listeners. He looks within for inspiration,
finding that his mind is the home for his musical craft. There’s no doubt about
it that he’s trying to build an empire, seeing that he also has other artists
under ‘New Age’, such as ‘Sir Lampkin’ who is a rapper/photographer, another
rapper who goes by the name of ‘Geez’, and a soulful singer named ‘A.Y.O. The
Fashion also plays a part in DJ King Tut’s life. He
is attached to Egyptian culture, admiring accessories such as white gold and
colors like black, silver, yellow, and red. He sees himself as being a pharaoh,
which would be a boss in this day and time. He also believes in mental
fighting, something like enlightenment in a sense and I’d have to say myself that
he has a very, interesting enlightened personality. Without further ado, here
is the interview I was pleased to do with Stacey.
off, let’s start with introductions. Tell the readers who you are, where you’re
from, your dreams/aspirations, pretty much anything. Make it as random as
possible if you want.
My name is Stacey Andrew Greene Jr. I go by the name Djkingtut. I'm from
Greensboro, NC, but I was born in Durham. I want to one
day be a music icon not only in rap, but all genres, and I also want
to own my own label and discover talent. I also want to possibly become an
actor or an executive producer. I come from a very strong centered family that
has given me a lot of wisdom and enlightenment that most people wouldn't
receive. It has made me open minded, and just different.
T: I see that you’ve coined the term ‘New Age’ as
the basis of your music. Explain what the ‘New Age’ means to you and why you’ve
decided to use that term.
Age to me is a movement; it's a mind frame of a new generation, it's a push for
real music that feeds the soul in different ways. I coined the name New Age
because I feel like my style of music and my outlook on music is totally
different than anything you will hear. I come from a background where music has
been presented to me all my life, but when I heard it in my head it meant
something different to me. When me and my friends are together and hear music
our heads nod at different paces because sometimes I just hear things in a different
sense. I basically chose New Age because I feel like our generation is so
different and our style of music will change how music is looked at in my own
T: What do you think sets your music apart from
other artists? Do you believe that you can start a music revolution?
S: My music is set apart from
others because I don't try or follow anyone's guidelines, I just follow my
heart. I follow my soul because I feel like I'm blessed musically and yes I do
feel like I can start a music revolution because I refuse to be like any other
artist and I want fans that really get into the New Age movement.
T: For those that have never listened to your music,
could you give a brief description of it? (Things that would interest someone
to want and go listen).
S: My music to me is a mix
between Soul, Hip Hop, Blues and church music, and that is just the instruments
and certain things I use with a hint of dub step and New Age sounds.
T: How did you come up with the name DJ King Tut? Is
there a meaning behind it?
S: I came up with name Djkingtut
because I felt like I was young guy who would eventually rise to power and the
name just gravitated to me. I also felt like it fit because I feel like I have
royal blood from the sense of my family and how successful so many are and the
knowledge they handed down to me.
T: From what do you draw your inspiration from? Have
other artists inspired you to do what you do?
S: I get my inspiration from
within; I don't go far looking for inspiration. I pay attention to all kinds of
music but at the end of the day I inspire myself, that's why I'm so different.
I'm not trying to be like anyone else. Not really any artist in particular has
inspired me, if anything music in general has.
T: Are there other people involved in your movement?
If so, what do they do and what makes them special to your music projects?
S: Yes, New Age has three other
artists. One’s name ‘Sir Lampkin’ who raps, sings, and takes photos. He has a
production called ‘Sleep’ for his photos. Another artist goes by the name of ‘Geez’,
who is just one of the nicest rappers I have heard with word play and swag. The
last artist is ‘A.Y.O the Humble’ and he is a singer / rapper with a soulful
voice and a different swag. It's like R&B and Rap at the same time.
T: Where can you see yourself five years from now in
relation with music? Do you wish to build an empire?
S: I see myself doing shows
across the country with a fan base that's loyal and knows how to have an old
fashion, good concert, like a concert when the feeling of it is when everyone is
jumping up and down together, like a spirit in the room and everyone's feeling
it. I will start an empire, no question about it.
T: Personally, what do you like to listen to? What
is your favorite genre of music? What is your go to album or song this summer?
S: I personally like to listen to
everything. I usually get in the car and press buttons and listen to anything
that comes on; it’s something to learn from all music. My go to album this
summer is no album, but I have taken a look at some albums this summer and like
Kanye West’s the best. It's so inventive and new.
T: Since being in college, has it helped you expand
your knowledge of music? Has it helped you promote your music? Do you have an
established fan base or group of supporters?
S: Yes, college has expanded my
mind, but not musically really. It just gives you more things to talk about to
be honest and more experiences. It really hasn't done anything as far as
promoting I don't think.
T: Where should people go to check out more of your
S: People should go check out my
music at http://soundcloud.com/Djkingtutnewage,
follow me on Twitter and Instagram at: x0__ox . I also have a beat tape out on
Datpiff, just search newage, all one word.
You can check out Dj King Tut's two newest singles, "BVCK$EATCHILLIN' and '$WAGONKILL' below:
Once again, I was given the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with another online shop, this time http://shoplioness.com. Shop Lioness is ran by owner Jacque Amadi and strictly a vintage shop. Don't be turned away by the term 'vintage' though, the clothing is still pretty up to date with the times. She even has this amazing option where you can choose your own style, based off of four different personalities. I was sent this beautiful Jewel Cropped Top and I loved styling it!
Well thankfully, it stopped raining for 40 days and 40 nights here, but of course that fiasco left behind a mugginess that I can only tolerate for so long. Just stepping outside in my front yard to take these pictures resulted in me becoming sweaty and the rain water invited some guests -- mosquitoes and frogs. The frogs were adorable of course, so having them watch me take my photos wasn't too bad. But mosquitoes, well - they're no fun.
It literally seems like it's been raining here for 40 days and 40 nights. There are thunderstorms almost every day and it doesn't seem to rain until I step outside to take pictures. The irony. So for this outfit post, I was forced to shoot inside, which wasn't so fun, but I was able to get some great shots. Recently, I partnered up with Chellmy Jewelry in France and I love their stuff. I was sent a couple of items and my favorite thing has to be the bracelet with the diamond studded-cross. The jewelry is really unique and I recommend that you check the shop out. http://chellmy-jewellery-.moonfruit.fr/
(Pinstripe Blouse, Thrift; White Shorts, Thrift; Polka Dot Shirt, Thrift; Low Top Black Converse)
The youth of today is definitely taking major steps in the fashion world with modeling, designing, photography, and even running online shops. Today, I bring to you a fashion feature of a incredibly fashion forward second hand shop called 'Midnight Marauders'. Peeping the name and the background information, I see that they are fans of A Tribe Called Quest (big ups to that indeed). Their merchandise comes directly from thrift stores and private sellers. The staff themselves handpick the items from their buyers' favorite secondhand stores, giving the shopping experience a more personal feel. The different styles of clothing can fit into anyone's wardrobe whether your style is urban, preppy, boho, or eccentric. Midnight Marauders was created by owner Amira Rassol and I'd have to say that she's done an amazing job making secondhand clothing accessible to fashionista's and fashionisto's everywhere. Check out their July Lookbook below: