Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Dr. Maya Angelou: 1928-2014

"LISTEN TO YOURSELF AND IN THAT QUIETUDE YOU MAY HEAR THE VOICE OF GOD" Nothing is ever lost, not even the introverted 3rd grader that was literally touched by your magic. Thank you Ms.Angelou...Thank you. - Briian


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

ART POP: ANDY DREW 2



Andy Drew 2 is a creative genius and one of the premier artisans (and also one of my mentors) in Los Angeles who's recent show was widely celebrated.

 I refer to him as the "heARTist" because everything he creates encompasses a piece of him that is very universal in the stories that it tells. The craftmanship in his work is of the highest quality.

If you are fortunate to have an opportunity to visit, The Andy Drew 2 Gallery is located at 1515 Cahuenga Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028.

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

You can thank me later.










Monday, May 26, 2014

TEES YOU NEED (OKAY! WANT!!!!) from Chirp By Bsixtee6


Purple, Hand Applied, Metal Nail Head "Bird" Motif ,Short Sleeve Tee Shirt from Chirp by Bsixtee6. 
Size: Medium (Unisex)
Only One Available
$50.

 

Hand Sewn "Stars and Stripes" with Beaded and Sequined Eagle Short Sleeve Tee.
Size: Large
Only One Available
$60.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

US Army Soldier Pursues Fashion Design



Having attended Franklin Military School in Richmond,VA, I have a strong appreciation for the men and women who serve our country and have at times incorporated the theme into my own designs. I am so proud to introduce my friend, the Los Angeles based Designer Shay Collins to you. He continues to take the fashion world by storm with his new collection. Check out the video for yourselves.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

BEAUTY OF THE DAY: FREIDA PINTO

Indian actress Freida Pinto poses on the red carpet for the premiere of "The Homesman," at the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival.


Source: Harlem Film Center

DESIGNERS GET CREATIVE with SWAROVSKI & CFDA

 

Skateboard by Irene Neuwirth
2014 CFDA SWAROVSKI
OBJETS D'ART AUCTION 
   
To celebrate the nominees of the 2014 CFDA Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent, Swarovski has commissioned each designer to create one-of-a-kind crystal objets d'art, benefiting Free Arts NYC. The online auction closes on June 2nd at 7pm.

SCOTT CAMPBELL: ADOPTIVE INK

As part of the Free Arts NYC Annual Auction, hosted by Marc Jacobs, Scott Campbell held a workshop with teens from Good Shepherd Services inspired by the permanence of tattoos. 

IN SCOTT'S OWN WORDS  
"Ten kids from the program and 10 volunteers met up at the studio: after an afternoon of telling their stories, the kids drew their names on the volunteers and I tattooed them on. Every time the volunteers look at the tattoo they consider the kid, and believe in them. It's a nice reminder to be generous and not take yourself so seriously."
 
SCOTT CAMPBELL x MARC JACOBS TEMPORARY TATTOOS 
Available at Bookmarc stores, online soon.   
 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

WHAT'S YOUR DREAM? REUNION CONCERT CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN ON BROADWAY



Live the Dream, 
A Black Stars of the Great White Way Broadway Reunion Concert. Celebrating 100 Years of 
The Contributions, Influence and 
Legacy of African American Men on Broadway


MondayJune 232014 | 8PM
Presented by 
Norm LewisChapman Roberts,Andre DeSheilds and David H. Greer 
 at
 Carnegie Hall

This all-male tribute honors jazz musicians Eubie BlakeFats WallerLouis Armstrong, Cab CallowayLouis Jordan,Duke Ellington, and Paul Robeson.

The concert celebrates the artists’ successes at Carnegie Hall, Broadway, television, and the international touring circuit, as well as in the recording and film industries. Broadway song and dance numbers from Motown,The Lion KingDreamgirlsFive Guys Named MoeAin't Misbehavin’, and Porgy and Bess make up this black tie gala event.

Performers:
Chapman Roberts, Norm Lewis, Andre DeShields, Larry Marshall, Kevin Ramsey, Glenn Turner, Doug Eskew, Milton Craig Neeley, Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter, Ben Harney, Cleavant Derricks, Adrian Bailey, Marcus Naylor, Leotis Clyburn, Branden Cook, Brandon Bain, Avon Long, David Helper, Raun Ruffin, Jason Cook, Lee Summers, Stanley Hopkins, Claude Jay, Forest Ray, Keith David, Rob "Ike" Barnes, Bobby Harden, Obba Babatunde, Kirk Taylor, Wilkie Ferguson, Lacy Darryl Phillips, Clent Bowers, Avon Marshall, Scott J. Foster, Brandon Victor Dixon, Kenneth Kamal Scott, Raymond Patterson, D'Ambrose Boyd, Ken Ard, Thom Scott, C.E. Smith, Johnathan Lee Iverson, Torrence Bristow, Jayson Kolbicz, Clifton Davis, Ben Vereen, and Anthony Wayne, Vocalists
Derek Grant, Bakaari Wilder, Jason Samuel Smith, Joseph Web, Dule Hill, Vincent Bingham, Omar Edwards, and Alde Lewis,
Dancers
Broadway Brown, Vocal Ensemble
Frank Owens, David Alan Bunn, William Foster McDaniel, Kenny Seymour, Julius Williams, and Abdul Hamid Royal, Pianists and Conductors
Sipho Kunene and Buddy Williams, DrumsClyde Bullard, BassKeith Robinson and Van Gibbs, Guitar
Honorees: Geoffrey Holder, Louis Johnson, Stephen Byrd, Harold Wheeler, Noble Sissle, Larry Hamlin, Berry Gordy, Luther Henderson, Donald McKayle, and Robert Guillaume
Presenters: Blair Underwood and others to be announced

Tickets from $35 - $200
To purchase, go to:
 30% Discount Code,IPBI8990 

B66 commercial.wmv





This was the first promotional commercial shot for the clothing line BSIXTEE6 in 2005. Directed by Briian Dargon, Shot and Edited by Henry Cruz and starring Rolando, Erica and Josh. Briian says

"I remember being all over the place and had only been designing for 3 years at the time and had what I thought was this great idea to shoot a commercial. Of course I had absolutely NO budget but I had somewhat of a vision and the drive to make it happen. I had the very good fortune to have Rolo,Erica,Josh and Henry (Who have all gone on to have stellar careers and lives) believe in that vision and we created something that I still look at with fond amazement. I am inspired everyday by my family, friends, people I don't know and the world we all inhabit."

In the years since, Bsixtee6 has developed a second line called CHIRP by Bsixtee6 and his work has appeared in numerous publications including Japanese Vogue, The Source, Vibe, Spanglish, BRM, various blogs and websites, Fat Joe's "Lean Back" music video and Ms.Erykah Badu to name a few.

ITEM OF THE DAY: LIMITED EDITION "HUSTLE HARDER" TEE SHIRT from Chirp by Bsixtee6

Briian Dargon, lead designer of Chirp by Bsixtee6 creates the Limited Edition (Only 10 will be made), Hand Sewn "Hustle Harder" tee shirt. Colors Available are: Red/Grey (As Shown), Black/Black, Grey/Grey. The tee sirt is 100% Cotton and the lettering is hand cut,washable Felt. 

Serious Inquiries: briian.dargon@yahoo.com

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

ITEM OF THE DAY: Limited Edition "Use Your Power For Good" Sweatshirt from Chirp by Bsixtee6

























Briian Dargon, lead designer for Chirp by Bsixtee6 has created the limited edition "USE YOUR POWER FOR GOOD" Sweatshirt. The hand sewn sweatshirt (only 10 will be made to order) may seem inappropriate as Summer approaches but Briian says a reminder to "USE YOUR POWER FOR GOOD" is always fashionable.

Serious inquiries: briian.dargon@yahoo.com

Friday, May 16, 2014

EAR TO THE STREETS: R&B Sensation Nathaniel feat. Chinx & Troy Ave "My Lady" OFFICIAL VIDEO !!







I first met Brooklyn born and raised Singer/Songwriter/Producer/Dancer and R&B Sensation NATHANIEL at a music showcase in Harlem in 2007. He must have been all of 16 years old at the time and he and his two brothers who went by the name of the"THE PETERSONS" (and who were/are as equally talented) literally blew my socks off (Okay! not literally but you know what I mean).

Their angelic harmonies, ability to all sing lead and their dance moves kept me engaged in what was otherwise just an okay showcase and I was instantly drawn to them.

Some people search their whole lives for their calling and from the very beginning you could tell by watching them that their talent was instinctual.

Step forward seven years later and the rest of the world is starting to understand what I knew then and that is the now solo NATHANIEL aka FLYNATE is here to stay and he is taking no prisoners in his quest to be crowned King Of R&B.

Check out his collaboration with the iconic LL Cool J on the hot single "L.O.V.E." and download his "BORN" mixtape. FlyNate is flying high and it's a ride that you'll definitely want to get on.

You can thank me later.












DOWNLOAD THE MIXTAPE

Nathaniel "Born" Right Here
(Free Download)
http://www.datpiff.com/Nathaniel-Born-mixtape.307398.html
  
     The Official Website of Nathaniel 

WWW.FLYNATE.COM

Follow Nathaniel On Twitter  

TWITTER.COM/FLYNATE

Follow Nathaniel On Facebook 
FACEBOOK.COM/FLYNATE


Follow Nathaniel On Youtube 
Youtube.com/toflynate

Music
Dj KaySlay, Dj Khaled, Dj Drama Dj Doowop feat Nathaniel - King Of The Streets 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z5YWzOBDCo
Cho Boys, Wiz Khalifa feat Nathaniel - Fast Lane 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-pQtjGmBOM

MTV Appearance with Papoose 
www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhsgLUSUxB9unk3qI6
Contact
For Bookings and FeaturesFlyante.mp3@gmail.com 

For Interviews 
info@stickytoffepr.co.uk 

SELMA OR BUST: WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE by BRIIAN DARGON

Soooooooooo for the last 2 hours I have been going back and forth with the casting agency for the movie SELMA directed by the acclaimed Film Director Ava Duvernay (Middle of Nowhere) and Produced by one Ms.Oprah Winfrey. Last week while reading about the casting, I submitted some photos and my contact information not thinking anything would come of it since I stated in my email that I had no formal acting experience but that I grew up in the South and that I knew this story. I get a call at 4:00pm asking me for additional photos (face shots) which I emailed from my phone, I received a response from them asking me where was I located, I responded. The next response from them was "Could you be in Atlanta tomorrow for a fitting?", at this point I'm shaking but responded that I could providing they sent additional details and I could work out my schedule. Alas, it was not meant to be as they would need me there by 9am for the fitting and then all week for a shoot date on Friday. What I know for sure is that nothing happens if you don't put yourself out there and although I will not be in the film "SELMA", I like the process and will probably try again. I'm really just geeked they even responded.





































Designer/Photographer Briian Dargon

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake - Love Never Felt So Good





I think the King Of Pop would approve.

MODEL FIXATION: SHAQUOIA LANIER

Model/Singer/Songwriter Shaquoia (Pronounced Sha Coya) Lanier is a living,breathing conumdrum. The Brooklyn, NY based, 5'11 stunner is a catwalker (I've even had the good fortune to have her in a few of my shows) and the girl next door, she is easy with a smile, a heart of gold and knows what she wants when it comes to her handling her business.

The recording artist writes some of the most intutive lyrics as if she is aware she has lived a thousand times. Her recent musical performance at "R Bar"in New York was very well received and she has started booking more modeling gigs.

Whenever I see her I'm reminded of the poem below.

Phenomenal Woman

BY MAYA ANGELOU
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size   
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,   
The stride of my step,   
The curl of my lips.   
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,   
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,   
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.   
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.   
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,   
And the flash of my teeth,   
The swing in my waist,   
And the joy in my feet.   
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered   
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,   
They say they still can’t see.   
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,   
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.   
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.   
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,   
The bend of my hair,   
the palm of my hand,   
The need for my care.   
’Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.
Maya Angelou, “Phenomenal Woman” from And Still I Rise. Copyright © 1978 by Maya Angelou. Used by permission of Random House, Inc.

Source: The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou (Random House Inc., 1994)




Tuesday, May 13, 2014

YOU WANT FAME? WELL FAME COSTS!!!: Garvin Productions Does It Again: Open Casting Call


Photo: hello everyone we will be having our final casting for models at our rehearsals this week.. if you got the look and the walk bring it to the runway... our days of casting will be
mon. 5/5 4:30-8:30pm
tues. 5/6 4:30-8:30pm
wens.5/7 4:30-8:30pm
thurs. 5/8 4:30-8:30pm
if you missed it before now its ur time..where looking for male and female models from size 2-plus sexy starting monday @  bedford stuyvesant restoration plaza 1368 fulton st. bet. newyork/brooklyn ave see security desk for room location take the A train to nostrand ave...ladies please have your heels men bring your swagg for more info please email famebqe@gmail.com or call production 347 279 3564 tell a model bring a model... 
P.S please repost on facebook and tag on IG  #Garvin productions@parris_inlondon  @houseofhotcocoa  @piecesandthings  @asheaavioncollection  @adam_bsg_ent  @najji_s  @lesleyer  @da_gorilla_pbg_3x  @djdebbiepromoz  @biancasdanceacademy  @bathhouseswimwear@jiggajewel@debodiva  @vanityblunts  @iamlvthevoice  @iamellew  @giftofgabevents

EAR TO THE STREETS: Steff Reed x Trials of Job (Official Music Video)





I first met the musical genius that is Steff Reed in late summer of 2010 in Brooklyn, NY. I wasn't really familiar with his body of work (Which is extensive) but he was a friend of a friend who was looking for a stylist for some up coming shows and the aforementioned friend recommended him to me.

In the three years since that introduction, I have watched a man on a mission to not only claim but to own himself by creating personally and professionally an evolution of the man that a lot of us wouldn't dare seek out. With the release of "THE INTERVENTION", Mr.Reed takes us on a journey that is not only his own but also a reflection of us.

For additional information on the incredible STEFF REED, please read below and pick up his new album "THE INTERVENTION" featuring the new single "TRIALS OF JOB" on itunes.

Briian Dargon


After over a decade of songwriting and producing for some of the music industry’s finest stars (Trey Songz, Kenny Lattimore, Lil’ Mo, Bridget Kelly), New York City-based singer/songwriter/producer Steff Reed is on the rhythmic road to intervention and reinvention. Celebrated with a feature article in Essence magazine (June 2012) and a cover story in JSquared Magazine, he has been compared to the likes of esteemed artist/producer/songwriters Ryan Leslie, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams. Reed harvested the breadth of his impressive industry experience while valiantly baring his soul on his brilliant debut release #TheIntervention EP

The EP, which is an astounding sonic journey into the soul of a man on the brink of a spiritual evolution, valiantly slays his insecurities and internal conflicts on his quest to heal his spiritual wounds. Digiwaxx.com calls the EP “a brutally honest, introspective, tell-all testimony.” iStandardProducers.com says “Steff Reed confronts his demons with a positive spin.” DopeFiles.com proclaims that “Steff Reed will soothe the aches of the soul with his voice.” 
Since the release of#TheIntervention, Steff Reed has been invited to grace the stages of landmark New York City performance spaces (SOB’s, Webster Hall) and iconic international venues (London’s Royal Albert Hall). He has received attention from respected online media outlets such as Singersroom.com, ThatsEnuff.com, StuffFlyPeopleLike.com and StupidDOPE.com. And has also been nominated for a GRAMMY award as Music Educator. “I’ve been very fortunate to work with so many great people and accomplish so much. And while the journey has been amazing,#TheIntervention is only the beginning for me. 

SOURCE: SOUNDCLOUD