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Ellesse Unveil Q4 AW17 Mens Heritage Collection

Inspired by their Italian roots, ellesse Q4 AW17 Mens Heritage collection revives retro sporting style with a contemporary edge.

Tricot marl brings character to this season’s capsule collection. Embracing an autumnal colour palette, the range features rich burgundy and deep navy hues to deliver warmth this winter.

The star of the season – the embossed knit full tracksuit – embodies the focus of texture seen throughout the collection to create a unique addiction to any seasonal wardrobe.



About ellesse

ellesse is an Italian sports apparel company founded in 1959 by tailor Leonardo Servadio. The brand is known for combining functional sportswear and casual street-style, breaking the boundaries between fashion and sport. Synonymous with ellesse’ tennis and skiwear foundations, a number of sports celebrities have previously endorsed the brand, such as Chris Evert, Boris Becker & Anna Kournikova. Currently, the brand sponsors are tennis star Cameron Norrie, Fitness guru Lucy Mecklenburgh and has recently partnered with music artist Anne-Marie to promote the ladies’ heritage collection.

Jake Shears, “Creep City” is a Staff Fav

Shockingly enough, this song has made our playlist and is on repeat. Sooooo, naturally we had to share it with you!

Hello Friends and Family! It’s been awhile.  Like—a long while.  But lord, I’ve been missing you guys.  Like—REALLY MISSING YOU.  I’ve missed playing shows for you in funky clothes that I look back later and say: “What in God’s name was I thinking?” I’ve missed sweating on the front row.  I’ve missed everybody singing along and whooping it up.

Above all else, I’ve missed putting out new music.  And that, my dear friends, changes today!  Let me introduce you to Creep City.

Creep City is a pretty theatrical jam, with quite a few twists and turns. It has all the touchstones of the sound I’ve been conjuring. It’s a song about being in a literally scary transition, reflecting a moment of my life when I found myself without my long time co-horts, without New York City, having to reassess my surroundings.

I’ve not put out much out the last five years, (musically that is) other than a collaboration here or there. The thing is, I’ve been working this whole time.  But I promised myself that I would only put something out if it was really good. I mean REALLY good. There were a few years that I didn’t quite know what I wanted to say, unsure of direction, but I had faith if I kept at it, all would be revealed.

In the fall of 2015, I moved to New Orleans part-time. I needed a change of scene, and it’s a city I’ve always wanted to live in. I went down and began writing there and something funny happened: The good stuff started coming. And it kept coming. With the help of many talented musicians, I’ve been able to create the record I’ve been shooting for my whole life. It’s not only the most personal thing I’ve made, I truly believe it’s the best thing I’ve made. There was a moment in time,  that I really wasn’t interested in making a solo record. I found the notion a little cheesy. But I was talking with a friend one day and he said: “There’s no issue with you making a solo record– as long as it’s fantastic.”  I took that to heart.

There’s so much more to come in the next year, but I couldn’t wait any longer to give you a taste. If you want to hear more, I’ll be playing it all in NYC on Nov 12th at Elsewhere (tix here), and in London Nov 14th at Heaven (tix here). Please come, I want to celebrate with you.

And my time hasn’t been spent just making music. I’ve also  completed another labor of love that I’ll share details on shortly. AND will soon be announcing another way that we can spend a couple hours in a room together in a way that we’ve never done before. It’s the big ‘ol slew of stuff.

So I invite you to come along with me in my new ride. It’s gonna be a little different, but isn’t it always?  For those of you who have been waiting patiently, I have a feeling that this is gonna do the trick and then some. The cool thing, is that we’ve already had so many great times together, and as the saying goes: “You can’t make old friends.”

The world is upside down right now. In the thick of it, I feel that we still need tunes that make us smile, that make us wanna sing and dance like fools. The power of coming together and finding some common ground can’t be underestimated. Let’s have some goddamn fun.

I love you,

Jake Shears


Africa Miranda and Kimberly Lachelle Launch “Beautifully Driven!”

In recent TV World moves, luxury audio brand Harman Kardon, along with social influencers Africa Miranda and Kimberly Lachelle, hosted a launch party for the new web series “Beautifully Driven,” a four-episode showcase of women who have “found their lane.” Guests packed Bravo Ocean Studios on a rainy evening to preview the premiere episode, browse new products in the Harman Kardon Suite, check out the latest Optima, Cadenza and Niro Touring vehicles from Kia Motors and enjoy soulful performances from talented singer-songwriters India Shawn and Chantae Cann.
Attendees included Caroline Fratacci (Sr. Digital Marketing Specialist, HARMAN), John Dominguez (Product Communications/Social Media Manager, Kia Motors America), Nadia Hernandez(Director of Multicultural Engagement, Zeno Group), Tomorrow Pictures producers Ellen Barnard and Frederick Taylor; singer-choreographer Victor Jackson, recording artist Delra Harris, stylist/tv personality LaKenya Morris and many more. Special thanks to Bravo Ocean Studios, DJ Poizon Ivy, and Talero Organic Tequilas.
Powered by Kia Motors, “Beautifully Driven” is co-created by Africa Miranda and Kimberly Lachelle and produced by Tomorrow Pictures.
The series can be found on beautifullydriven.com.

Impulse Atlanta Presents: GLOW

What is GLOW?

GLOW is Impulse Group Atlanta’s 4th-year Anniversary Party.  It is sure to spice things up…a little sensual play….a twisted side of advocacy….GLOW….


You are encouraged to wear something colorful,
No cover charge to enter,
Free parking,
Complimentary drinks,
But keep it cute, it’s an elevated night.
See ya on March 18th!!


Westside Cultural Arts Center

760 10th Street Northwest Atlanta, GA 30318


Fashion Review: Ellesse Heritage Mens White Mountain Collection

Knowing that Fashion is one of the few things that is able to cater to the masses or be fit for one individual, we take a close look at some trendsetters who have been on our radar. There’s a segmentation of Ellesse’s followers who are style leaders: defined by their individuality, they seek out emerging trends, collaborations and limited editions to achieve a considered look. They’re highly brand motivated and willing to pay
 premium pricing to get what they want. They shape the future by honoring the past.
Ellesse Heritage Men’s AW16 is designed for this market. The White Mountain strand’s standouts include an inspiring array of heritage tees – the Badge, Camper and Rafoo – equally at home après-ski or urban soiree.

Coat-wise there’s the front-pocketed Mont – an affordable positioned pullover anorak with a premium punch – and the exceptionally-striped wadded Ginap and the satin-lined Botinelli.

The Ellesse Perugia line is resplendently logo’d with the Vecchie Palla tee delivering a visual explanation of the design’s courtside and alpine roots and the Classics select comes in a pared-back color palette with the Claviano sweats and Maggiora pants both suitably subtle and subtly suitable for every sporting requirement.

The AW16 mountaineering collection is available this week at www.ellesse.co.uk

Though made for a niche market, this collection is one that catches the eye of many. Take a look at what this season has to offer. We love it and we think you will too.

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“Dear White People” The TrueSlamBook Re-cap

Last night I had the chance to finally see “Dear White People.”

According to the story line via IMDB: “Dear White People” is  “A social satire that follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where controversy breaks out over a popular but offensive black-face party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in acutely-not-post-racial America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world. Written by Anonymous


Tessa Thompson plays the bi-racial, good hair, girl who uses racial equality to hide her vulnerability and shortcomings. She portrays the role of a Sistah Souljah type when in all actuality she is India Arie.

Through her character ‘Sam’ you get the chance to see some of the issues minorities face every day from a perspective that provides a comedic relief yet still causes you to face reality. Tessa truly played this role and provided us the viewer to live through her antics and socially driven politics.

BrandonBrandon P. Bell plays a character by the name of Troy. Now first off as you can see Brandon is FINE in the NAME. Then on top of that every outfit he wore was sculpted like the designer made it for his body. Lastly, every time he hit the screen my juice box began to flow. Haaaaaaaaaaay Brandon.

Fine boy

Of course with his good comes the bad. Troy is the uncle Tome student with Daddy issues. He is afraid to do what he wants to do and is living the life his daddy has outlined for him. His ole weak ass then had the nerve to be dating a white girl named Sofia, played by Brittany Curran, who is the daughter of his dads arch nemesis. It makes for a great storyline until CoCo gets in the mix…… #Oop

teyonah-parris-as-cocoCoCo, played by Teyonah Parris is the BouGhetto black girl fro the SouthSide who swears she doesn’t fit in with the other black students. This weave wearing, blue eyed poppin, Prada Bag toten Diva refuses to accept the fact that she is brown skinned. Dark brown at that. She aggravates me through the whole movie and I wanna jump through the screen and beat her wanna be celeb-reality start face ass. Nevertheless, she redeems herself for me when she checks the shytt out of Troy at the end of the movie.

DWP 1Yes bytch, it was that kinda checkmate.


Tyler James with his ole Everybody Hates Chris face ass shows us a side of him we have never seen. We all know he is a great comedic actor, nut in this film Lionel is a whole different type of character. The low self-esteem, too white to be black type of boy is intimidated by his peers as he isn’t ‘Down’ enough. LoL! Finally in the end he gets Mad and goes in on that #IkeTurnUp status. You know soon as he got mad I got happy. You know I loves me a man with anger issues. LoL.

Main Girl

Chile, when Sam pulls out this camera in the film I broke out crying. Who’s Grandmothers Grandmother had that camera sitting in the addict looking like it runs on 35mm film by Fuji…… LoL


All in All, the Cast was Amazing.


The Film was Phenomenal.


And, we will be buying it on DVD and Blue-Ray……….. -TSB