Posts Tagged ‘nyc’

ART & FASHION // LOUIS VUITTON x STEPHEN SPROUSE x DEITCH PROJECTS

January 14, 2009

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Last week was a hot one for Luis Vuitton, with it’s full on Stephen Sprouse collaboration/makeover unveiling at the SoHo flagship store.  The store went under a full makeover with neon graffiti and neon lights all paying homage to the godfather of skate/graffiti/punk rock fashion fusion.  Dietch Projects will also be running Rock on Mars (funded entirely by LV), a retrospective that turns the entire space into Sprouse’s futuristic Rock and Roll vision.  A limited edition LV x Stephen Sprouse, skateboard and trunk will be sold for 8k as well as some other limited books and shirts.  These items are available now at the SoHo store and will be available worldwide Feb 2nd.  The retrospective at Deitch Projects will run through Feb. 28th.  For all those who just read that blurb and thought that sounded way too buttoned up for this blog, there’s a sidenote below these pictures that I saved all the flavor for.

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Sidenote: Before you drink that jaded streatwear haterade on this post, educate yourself.  I had it out with a sneaker head earlier about how he thought LV was a “bullshit cop-out” with the skateboard/graffiti collaboration and I had to kindly correct him.  Because, when I asked him if he knew who Stephen Sprouse was, his repsonse was …….. yup, still waiting.  Truth is, Spouse was collaborating with Luis Vuitton in 2001 doing the same thing, before this rookie even discovered limited edition anything.  “Well if they wanted to do graffiti shit, that ain’t real graffiti”, this collaboration it’s not about graffiti, it’s about a designer and artist.  Not to mention that Sprouse is hugely responsible for laying the foundation of street culture/art/fashion fusion aka “his culture” in the 80’s downtown NYC scene.  I’m just getting a little tired of this jump to hate, closed minded, street aficiando’s who bought their first dunks 6 months ago and think this culture is all about their dunks they bought 6 months ago.  So ******, go to wikipedia, look him up, formulate a response and come back like you knew who he was all along and then you can tell me it’s still bullshit, I may even agree with you.  You’ll at least be informed in your opinion while you wait for your pre-order kanye x kaws album. Same thing , different packaging.

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NYC // REEBOK FLASH STORE OPENS THIS WEEKEND

November 16, 2008


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Pull up your tight sag and run your ass over to 169 Bowery to peek the new Reebok concept store called FLASH.  It’s here for only one month and each week they will be releasing a limited edition shoe that only has a shelf life of that one week, then it’s replaced by another limited edition shoe for the following week. 1 month = 4 shoes to collect in all.  The store will have limited edition apparel and other footwear as well.  Be sure to go on the days where the young whipper snappers won’t be running around and acting like those lady’s when they sell wedding dresses at a discount.  You know, like this:

(I identify with the red sweater lady)

NYC // LET THE GAMES BEGIN, BLACKBERRY STORM SCAVENGER HUNT

November 6, 2008

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The NYC STORMHUNTERS scavanger hunt starts today.  In the next 10 days NYC residents get their chance to get the new Blackberry Storm for FREE.  That’s right, Faaaa Reeee.  The Verizon Wireless Blackberry Storm Chasers is a scavenger hunt with over 40 participating venues in Manhattan.  In each of these venues there is a Blackberry display hidden inside, on that display there is a number and keyword to text in for that particular store.  Then POOF! You are registered to win.  The more you find, the more times you are entered.  You can enter each keyword once a day for the next 10 days.  5 Storms will be given away daily as well as ten $100 gift certificates given away each day too.  This is probably one of the most innovative promotions I’ve seen in a while.   Go, play, enter, win and then you can have the priviledge of saying, “Yo, I got this phone before it even was released” or if you prefer “Copped it before Kanye got it son!” It’s the gold medal in the streetwear olympics, the “I got this and you don’t” event.  So Usain Bolt yourself out on the streets and be the envy of all your friends. Beyond the cracks on the young and tight sagged,  I’ll even admit I have been playing too.  Used my lunch break to find 15 spots.  Check the website for rules and praticipating stores or you can start right now by texting EVILLAGE to 41039 to start the hunt.

SHOP // UPPER PLAYGROUND OPENS IN NYC

October 22, 2008

Let us all bow our heads and have a moment of silence for this momentous occasion.  Upper Playground, one of the Bay Area’s best exports, has finally landed in New York, by opening a location in the East Village.  Upper Playground is a store, clothing line, blog, gallery, activists, artist home amongst all other things awesome.  I would personally consider them the “Conglomerate of Cool”, yes that is my term, if you use it, you better source it. Ahem…hint hint.  We at Deviant Decorum have been a huge fans of U.P. for years now and is always a mandatory stop in our Bay Area travels, them and HUF of course.  How can you not love a place that uses a walrus are their mascot?  Their gallery, FIFTY24SF, has also been putting up some of the best shows for street artists for some time now and intertwining them with releases in their retail store.  You know all those David Choe, Mike Giant, Sam Flores, Estevan Oriol, Usugrow shirts that we rock and the faux streetwear kids always ask, “where did you get that shirt?” and we lie and tell them “Urban Outfitters”, well they came from Upper Playground.  Don’t worry, those kids probably don’t read this blog anyway, they are patiently awaiting the next set of orders from their supreme commander Kanye West on how to act like a prick.  Talented? … yes.  A Prick? …….. yes.  Talented And Not A Prick? …… Upper Playground.  Go to the store:

437 East 9th St.
New York, NY 10009
Everyday 11:00am-7:00pm

NYC // TWO MILES AN HOUR SO EVERYBODY SEES YOU

March 7, 2008

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Deviant Decorum was out and about and went to a little jamboree worth a mention. Last Friday at the Museum of Natural History in New York, we threw down to the legendary sounds of DJ Jazzy Jeff sans The Fresh Prince. For those of you who remember Jazz only through songs like “Summertime” and getting thrown out of the mansion in Bel-Air by Uncle Phil, he’s been touring the world DJ’ing ever since and producing albums for people like Jill Scott. So back to the party, the music was on fire and having a dance party in the Planetarium of the NYMNH made for a momentous night. Local favorites of the NYC Hip-Hop party scene, The Retro Kids, were in full effect donning their best throwback attire. When Jazzy Jeff closed the night with “Sumertime” all Deviant Decorum could say was “God Damn That DJ Made MY Day.” To peep the pics from this museum party, courtesy of Nicky Digital, click that link right HERE: (more…)

NYC // NUTHIN’ BUT A G’THANG BAAABY // DRE DAY 2008

February 25, 2008

20080218_5763_medium1.jpgWhen a transplant from the WestSIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDE, resides in the rap song dominated city of Brooklyn, it’s always a rare to get a chance to celebrate the Left Coast Hip-Hop roots. Deviant Decorum was out in full effect for the Dre Day Party at 205 Club on Monday night for an ear full of that good ol’ West Coast gangsta rap. With a plethora of people throwing “W’s” and 40’s of Colt 45 being raised and poured out for the homies I had to click the heels of my dunks together three times and say “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.” A surprising amount of West Coast heads were in the building properly cueing the crowds to truly “gangsta” songs with approving OOOOOHHHHHHHH’s and teaching people how to correctly cross their fingers to make a W. I also learned something very important about myself that night, beyond the tidbits of trivia during the $20 Sack Pyramid contest, I learned that I fucking love hipster girls who know the lyrics to Eazy E songs. Fucking love them. Pictures “courtesy of” aka “pulled of the website of” Nicky Digital. To peep some more pics of the party, click that link right HERE: (more…)