Friday, September 24, 2010

Black Ivy - from Street Ettiquette blog

The Black Ivy from Street Etiquette on Vimeo.

from Street Etiquette

Black Ivy holds a place in my heart because some of my matriculation includes the epitome of Black Ivy society (Morehouse College). Yes, I attend HBCU and I had a proper upbringing... I'm that type of guy

This is the style you see at most of the Black Ivy Schools and HBCU's mostly and is the basis of my fall wardrobe. Fashion reflects the lifestyle you live - want to live - and is (sadly) an indicator of where you are in your life...

The team at Street Etiquette ( Travis and Joshua) have another #epic fashion montage here and I'm loving it and living it too. I am #BlackIvy and #BlackExcellenc...

Aemon Weaver

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mr. West BlackWhite


NWFW2010: 3.1 Philip Lim

Phillip Lim.


NYFW2010: Marc Jacobs...

It's undeniable my style aesthetic is Marc Jacobs hands down, his marc by Marc Jacobs line is always in  my closet season to season. This season is no different. Mr. Marc never disappoints in my eye... Perfect mix of quirkiness, grunge, and ssophistication without being too literal - Effortless Style like June Ambrosse


Monday, September 13, 2010

BlackWhite - Black Girl

Came across this on the Mr. Schumans blog (the Sartorialist)

#FW10 SImon Spurr

Simon Spurr - highly reguarded show during the fashion weeks for obvious reasons....  42 looks summing up my life - this far. This one speaks to me so I guess it's leather cropped peacoat in the spring time in Georgia....
Graphic plaid, deep pink pops (color), leather and lots of Gray - the new black? Maybe but he has that too + some white. Just some of my favorites though.

I need to befriend a PR showroom worker and get these pieces in my closet - my event, an HBCU quad and trust me it will get lots of press attention


The Hustle Never Stops - even on the weekends....

Saturday: Landlord calls me asking for rent at 8am and I've already paid it three days ago *blank stare*. Girl where my money go? Fishy! 

The best part of waking up is Foldgers in your cup next to the GQ, Vogue, and Vman magazine.Working on an upcoming project - btw, I can make a star (aparently)... She needs me to direct/style a shoot for her. I'm in demand now - she passed my name on to a producer who likes the work I did for her - the next project is for a major music video! I can never take a complement well, I'm natrually arrogant, and I'm not too humble - but I have humbling experiences - this being one. Director's assistant called me to touch base and to tell me what, who, and when - this was and is going to be #epic for me

Between planning for that and the projects in my life ( moving into this house) - I have to study for this Chemistry test - of course 4.0 status, nothing less...

Usually I do shopping and lunch on a saturday, but I'm in an area where the shopping is a damn tragedy - but excellent vintage shops though... Instead of busting through racks I played dress up and setteled with something I like.

The Fit: Vintage Levis Denim Jacket (now a vest), Haynes gray V-eck, American Eagle Camo Print Sweatshorts, and Jordans - the perfect weekend steeze.

This upcoming week is full of meeting and mark-ups, planning, scheming, studying, and any other thing that would keep me busy...  

Monday, August 30, 2010


My affinity for black and white photography is not a well known secret. In my apartment I'm surrounded by famous black and white photographs. My inspiration came from the Ralph Lauren store in Atlanta. The Black Label section has a pool table with famous style icons like Muhammad Ali, Lenny Kravitz, Sammy Davis Jr., and the man himself (Ralph Lauren)...

I'll post any pic I come across because black and white photography is simple,elegant, cool - the basis of my style. Look at this pic, how they take a completely candid moment and memorialize it as something,... Well, cool..

UNDEFT'D (where u been? edition) - no pic necessary, reading is fundamental

March turned into May - and May was a blur that brought me to where I am currently... In down-home, country ass Fort Valley, ugh. My summer was filled with what I expected. Three months of gettin my name out there in the industry and making $$$$ - as well as lounge and club cameos; I lived for those moments #fadedmemory.

Now I'm back to this stuff and the response I get is "I thought you were going to Morehouse? (in a moking tone, very sarcastically) - Yes, my summer was great too and yours... Whatever - people these days... I give people just enough rope to hang themselves with - and I don't explain myself. Why bother. What you see is what you get.

My summer love affair in Atlanat was lusty, luscious, and luxurious... Midtown apartement, personal trainer, great food and drinks, great friends in a socially descrimianting crowd (meaning, we were the young, fly, rich kids always making a secene (without saying not a damn thing) - you know.

Between internships, school (at Morhouse College),various jobs in styling and branding (944 Magagzine) I think I have life downpacked... I take that back - I do! Right now I'm making lemonaide with lemons, but until next semester....

At least my name is out there now - only up from here....

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Diggy Simmons - "Flow Stoopid"

Diggy - Made you look Freestyle (Flow Stoopid) from Diggy Simmons on Vimeo.

Diggy Simmons "Made You Look" (Nas) Freestyle titled "Flow Stoopid".. It's alright.

Aemon Weaver

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Radiant Child - trailer

The Radiant Child = Jean-Michel Basquait. Trailer for a new documentary by Tamra Davis - long time friend of the well-known artist.

Aemon Weaver

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Fireside Chat - Fonzworth Bentley

Fonzworth Bentley gave us a sneak peak at our school during a lecture he did. These images get stuck in your mind. A captivating, poignant reminder of the past - and just in time for Black History Month.

Aemon Weaver

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Wood Wood S/S 2010


Wood Wood S/S 2010 Lookbook
Picture from source


Aemon Weaver

Neighborhood 2010 "The Magnificent Seven" Collection

 Neighborhood 2010"The Magnificent Seven" collection
scheduled for a March Release
Pictures from source



Look out for straw hats this S/S2010, you'll see lots of them.
Aemon Weaver

A Breath Of Fresh Air...


Model Rose Codero covers Vogue Pairs - The first model of color to cover in eight years... 

Aemon Weaver

Monday, February 22, 2010

Triwa watches

Pictures from Source

Triwa watches
Brasco in Turtle and Naked

Aemon Weaver

Sewn From The Soul - From Street Etiquette

Sewn From The Soul from Alejandro on Vimeo.

video from Street Etiquette

I came across this video and had to post it. So original, soulful, and entertaining. These guys get it (JKissi and Trav). There style is so effortless and they understand their look. They push their brand - which is what it is all about now.

Aemon Weaver

Thursday, February 18, 2010

From G's Gents, and then back to G's cause ya'll know how it is in the valley

6 o'clock; rush back to my apartment from my workout, shower, fix this hair, but what do I wear... Throw on some Marc Jacobs, some Buurberry, can't forget about some Ralph and splash of YSL. Moisturize my situation and off to Pettigrew auditorium, but not without one more look in the mirror..

Walking in to the lobby of the Pettigrew I found my people (REMT), we had reserved seats. Surprisingly, Most people looked decent - which is a change of face for all the ones I ran into who usually look really sloppy , #FAIL but now #PASS with a golden star.. The Occasion: "Dress For Success" Seminar - this initiative is one I personally would like to see pushed heavily; ATTN: FVSU - I can upgrade u.

This wasn't just any old seminar to attend for extra credit, it was a little bit more special. The Speaker: Derrick Watkins better known as Fonzworth Bentley. #lowkey I was ecstatic - tried to play it off cool. How many times has someone like this came to FVSU since I've been here? (Crickets in the background), None... So I couldn't have missed this opportunity. 

The question of the night: Do I bring my book? Of course I saw people with them out, but as for me I thought that would have been a tad bit de classe - TRASHY- so, I left it and brought myself. I was trying to stay true to the lessons of etiquette Mr. Bentley spells out in his book (Advance Your Swagger - How to Use Manners, Confidence, and Style to Get Ahead; get it here if you haven't yet). The lecture included excerpts from the book and other comical and useful anecdotes. While people were taking notes I was reading between the lines...My generation tends to take the words of people who've mastered success way too literally and totally miss the point #FAIL. While they were searching for the answers in notes, I realized the concepts he put out there. We laugh, we cried, we had the best and worst of times - yadda yadda yadda.. LOL. He debuted "Fireside Chat" so look out for that - very informative and captivating (Bentley, send me the finished product) The night was great but then came the end. Was I going to get my book signed or not, I gave into peer pressure (not). I and ran back to my place, grabbed the book, and stuffed it discretely into my Double-Breasted Burberry Blazer - Busting Heads, LOL - and waited in line. The next question, was I going to get a picture?

I waited and got impatient ( 5 minutes passed and I cut line). Yes, I got my book signed and mentioned the twitter comment - but didn't get a picture. Hasshim (@Mr_IAmDebonair) got a picture, Justin (@2Smoov4School) got one too, but I didn't - Damn SMH. In a attempt to be modest and maintain class, I missed an important photo opp (a lesson I learned from Hotep to take advantage of "Hustler's Ten Commandments", another Morehouse man and author). I didn't beat myself up over it (I #lowkey did), the book was signed and my presence was made. Who can forget the name and style that is Aemon - I'm waiting....

The Night was a success and I was inspired....

Aemon Weaver

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Pants: Free my ankles

These got mixed reviews today. I push the envelope when it comes to style - I consider myself a professional now with a few jobs and projects under my belt - not too bad. Unfortuanately, I go to a rural school filled with people who have NEVER picked up a Vogue, GQ, V, WWD, or Vman magazine. Unfortunatley again people haven't heard of Thom Browne either.

These are crested Ralph Lauren courdoroy pants I had tailored to fit like a pair of Thom Browne pants (shrunken/ cropped) I saw in a store visited. They were tapered and hemmed about two inches - the world of a difference. Little to say people noticed, heads turned, ghetto gawks, and a trashy girl took a pic with a freakin flip phone (in 2010 c'mon)... Needless to say my confidence was tested and eventually proven. By the end of the day I didn't care anynmore.

Many people consider themselves stylish, but I can literally be the judge that. Looking neat is one thing, but being stylish you must put yourself uncharted territories to create your own identity. My look is always on the prepier side, but my signature is to play around with proportions and fits - like Thome Browne.

Many people cannot see the artistry it takes to put a look together. I pull elemets of drama, comedy, and suspense when I get dressed - do you? I take the risks necessary to keep my fashion image relevant. I validate my look when I see people turn their heads and I hear comments rangigng the gamut. It is then when I know I've hit a home run #success.

Like I said, your confidence will get tested - mines certainly has. Time when those time come up I look for inspiration. I saved this email from Marquis Phifer (Lateboots) and read it - and continue to read it - for inspiration.

"The moment you accept your creative gene is the moment that you turn your back to the rest of the world...When I started to get whispers and laughs from civilians is when I found the perfect look."

- Marquis Phifer

I've posted that a few times but words never rang so true and besides I have nice ankles and they deserve to be shownNever let a mediocre majority stand in the way of creativity and mastery - especially when it comes to finding a look because look is so important and relevant in our time. 

Somebody is on to it... (via The Sartorialist)

Aemon Weaver

Monday, January 25, 2010

Get Yourself Together...

4:50 AM Saturday morning, My co-worker comes knocking on my door enthusiastically and I ignored it at first. Then came the phone - and I ignored that too. Then came these threatening knocks - threatening to kill my beloved full length mirror, and that's when I opened the door. I pretended to be getting ready with my toothbrush and towel in hade in route to my shower - #fail. Made it there and had no other choice but to do the holy grail (pitts and your shit) and made it on to the parking lot to board a damn bus #epicfail. Lord, what's going on with my life...

Residential Assistant convention at University of West Georgia - I believed I was kidnapped and taken to a place where I had no clue existed on a map. Loud cheers of people who took their jobs a little too seriously and Chick Fil A sandwiches - Things started to look up. Fort Valley made it's way to our respected spot on the stands and in comes Morehouse RA's - Things started to look better... I saw this as an opportunity to network.

The day was filled with seminars and role playing - non of which was beneficial to being a better RA. One person from Kennesaw State made it known he was a Drama major when he presented a whole bunch of bullshit on how the people who were giving the seminar could do better. He interrupted a skit and stated this was "melodramatic" and other stuff. Good to know your degree (soon to be) will be put to good use causing unecessary drama around our country #wheretheydothatat.

I connected with Morehouse men got some good connections and met a few girls too... Nothing could prepare me for "Sex In The Dark" seminar which was appropriately in the dark to hide the shameful faces of the people asking the most outrageous intrusive questions - sign me up please! #Lowkey I enjoyed it. Nothing fashionable, no lights or velvet ropes, no glits and glam - just students who have the opportunity (or misfortune) of looking after a whole bunch of wild animals for a year because that what we do damnit - we're freakinly awesome and fantastic RA's.

Aemon Weaver

Friday, January 22, 2010

You Rock My World

My inspiration for an upcoming project. Can you believe someone had the nerve to say people are tired of Michael Jackson? By far he's one of my biggest style inspirations - my signature look is showing a little ankle or sock. People are actually following suit on the yard too #FVSU. For now taking notes and until the real madness begins I'm good. Lets see how much Ace Champagne we can make on a 211 Steel Reserve budget....

Aemon Weaver

Monday, January 18, 2010

Twitter Talkin... And stuff

First weekend of spring semester. Stop everythingpack up Burberry carryall, grab laundry bag, throw on #allblackeverything, head up to Graystone... Sigh of relief. The campus of Fort Valley State is always dead on weekends and some weekdays too - I don't know whats up with my school. Nothing kosher takes place after dark or on the weekends - all bad everyting - I'm missing nothing anyways so home was the move plus I had work to do here up there...

My winter closet

I was on the paper trail consulting with a prospective client, sifting through a few vintage stores, and resting - I thought. I followed mom to the grocery store and realized I made a mistake (even though I live for an in store meltdown from time to time). I played cat and mouse for about an hour as she sent me out to get shit - most of which I had no clue where they were - and tried to find her, #fail. It's always good to go home though - everthing else went fine.

I had time to reflect on the week and scheme a plan for the upcoming week. 18 hours, and internship, and other projects and commitments. Oh yeah and that RA stuff I signed up for (where do they get these kids from who go to this school man SMH). The tests and trials and firery darts can never get a hustler down so now I'm #ontothenext...

The rain was relaxing, the rest was fine, but come Tuesday comes part deux (three day weekend - another reason I went home)... Booted in designer loafers and a carryall in hand, necks will crack and heads will turn as I walk on the yard with all black frames (I felt like Andy minus Edie last week stylewise). I'm such a man of mystery on the campus except to those who know me (FVSU's Illuminati and gliteratti) I believe the best way to increse yourself is by the people you asscociate youself with - peal of wisdom.....

These found there way into my hands... I lace it up sometimes - why not? I want to be like Mike too.

Aemon Weaver