Friday, July 31, 2009

Peep my Peacock Feathers

Peacock Chair by Studio Dror

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Guess the Clock ate the Croc.

You know what time it is.

Hermes Croc Desk clock.

Well dressed, elegant men get all the girls...

"My Style is typical American Hollywood 1930's those men that were well put together, who got all the girls, I dress like that." -Domenico Spano

Gotta love that

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Artistic Architecture

With its unique roof top domes, individualized windows and doors, and roof top garden a top the entire building, "Waldspirale" in Darmstadt, Germany has to be one of the most colorful and unique places to live. With a building this vibrant who would need art?


Follow the Music

While I was at Clark Atlanta University I had the pleasure of meeting this guy

he and I modeled together at several fashion shows, and he definitely had a beautiful spirit (yes fellas dudes can have beautiful spirits without it being homo) and infectious personality we enjoyed many conversations but it wasn't until I left that I found he is apart of a legacy of great musicians: He is the nephew of this guy
Kirk Whalum if you haven't heard of em check him out, he has been on the jazz circuit for years and is a trail blazer in his industry.

Kortland is also the brother of this guy

picture by Jon Genius

Kenneth Whalum III a future jazz icon in my opinion, he has already worked with some of the best in the game including Diddy, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Mary J Blige, Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, Beyonce, Fantasia, Joss Stone, super producer Rodney Jerkins, Al Green, Regina Belle and most recently has been touring with Maxwell which couldn't have been a better fit in my opinion. He plays with the same soul, sensuality, and passion that Maxwell sings with. He is currently working on his first solo album, and I'm greatly anticipating it's release.

Here is his journey in his words...

SAX AND THE CITY: A Musician's Journey from Teneille Gibson on Vimeo.

PS I know the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, so be on the look out for Kortland as well I know we'll be seeing his name in lights sometime soon.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Recyling? No Reinventing...

Buckstyle online mag took vintage clothing and inexpensive pieces from lines like H&M and used them to create their Refine/Reflect fashion well. I know hearing that description we often your mind immediately retreats to hipster, or boho chic looks. But the pictures captured are precisely what it means to personify or embody sartorial style. The pieces were vintage but more important classic elements that are still relevant today, tailored to fit...not only their silhouette but their personality. Cheers to them. Enjoy.

How to get Shot...

I'm a huge fan of The Sartorialist as I'm sure a lot of you are and I came across this clever formula of sorts (new dandyism by way of refinery 29) on how to get your 15 seconds of style by being captured by his lense. Enjoy.

PS Mr. Damien K. Brown has been captured by Mr. Schuman on more than one occasion guess he has the formula down to what some may call a sartorial science. ;)

Wrap it up...and Eat it.

Cook Time

10 min

4 large appetizers or 8 small appetizers


* 1 recipe Yuzu Ponzu, recipe follows
* 16 (1/2-ounce) slices sushi grade yellow fin tuna, sliced 1/4-inch thick
* 16 large butter lettuce leaves
* 12 wonton wrappers, cut into 1/16-inch threads and fried until crispy
* 16 paper thin slices fresh jalapeno
* Spicy chili garlic sauce (recommended: Sriracha,) or other, for garnish
* 16 sprigs cilantro
* Basil Oil, recipe follows


Pour 1/4 cup of the Yuzy Ponzu onto a large dinner plate. Carefully lay the slices of tuna in the sauce. Marinate for 1 minute and turn over.

Arrange the lettuces leaves on 4 dinner plates, placing 4 leaves on each plate to make a four leaf clover pattern. Place a small amount of the crispy wontons in the center of each leaf. Place a slice of tuna on top of the wonton threads. Pour 1/2 teaspoon of the Yuzu Ponzu over each slice. Place a slice of jalapeno on top of each piece of tuna followed by a dot of the Sirachi and a sprig of cilantro. Drizzle each plate with a small amount of the basil oil.
Yuzu Ponzu:

1 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup sugar

2 inches fresh ginger, cut into 1/8-inch slices

2 lemons, juiced

2 oranges, juiced

1 (6-ounce) bottle Yuzu Ponzu

1 (300 milligram) bottle Yuzu lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a non-reactive saucepan and bring to a simmer. Stir until the sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool before using.

Keep covered in refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Basil Oil:

1 cup loosely packed basil leaves

1/2 cup olive oil
Bring 2 cups of water to boil in a small saucepan. Submerge the basil leaves in the water for 10 seconds or until completely wilted. Shock under cold running water. Blot the leaves on a paper towel to dry them. Place them in a blender with the olive oil and puree for 15 seconds or until completely pureed. Reserve oil in a squeeze bottle. Will keep for 1 week refrigerated.

Courtesy of Emeril Live

Collateral Chroma

She pours into me, seemingly delicately all the while methodically consuming me, first subtly infiltrating my matter then catastrophically consuming my being until you can't see where she ends, and I begin, I am covered, engulfed, and enwrapped in her hue, her shade, her color....we are forever connected.

photos by Mark Mawson

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Hot summer nights...

Being in Texas in the summer is a shocking experience if you're not from here, our daytime temps can reach 100+ degrees (as they have been the last few weeks) with heat indexes nearing 105+ but at night while it's still hot there are those nights when the heat is poetic

a representation of movement, energy, and life, of passionate intimacy in public places with that person you may or may not remember in the morning, heat becomes the degree of communication that require no words, just movement,

the humidity of sensuality all culminating to receive the refreshing pleasure provided by heat and friction, on these nights the heat is beautiful, engulfing, almost addictive, on these nights we hope the sun never comes up.

Special Appreciation goes to Miles Gray III and the BBC team for another wonderful and memorable evening truly enjoyed myself. And thopphotos for the great pictures.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Forget about Swag...I'm "Smart"

I love that these looks have undertones of conformity but a essence of arrogance that says I'm too cool to be.

Whereabouts a/w 09/10

The Fashion of Function

Revolutions of institutional concepts, are for the artistically adept, with abilities to alter our visual precepts of what is art and what is function, the marriage is a carriage of the abstract transporting our thoughts, and visions of normalcy to those pop art images that cause us immediately to react... There could be nothing more beautifully transparent than that.

Brought to you by Teo Jasmin

Animated Artistry


Salvator Dali & Walt Disney

Couture Canvas

There is something beautiful when you watch handmade clothing being constructed, the cut, shaping the silhouette...the steady hand needle and thread connecting each piece together...the attention to detail each stitch, each bead strategically placed to bring a look together. I would venture to say these master tailors, and couturiers are no different than the wonderful artist before them while their media different may be different, the mastery of skill, their artistic ability makes their work just as beautiful. Enjoy.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

My kind of lady...Lost in her translation

Give me a lady...
Simple, plain, and I'll paint her portrait while you're lost in her simplicity,
words needn't be spoken, we understand the language of her smile, the dialect of her gaze, the tone of her skin, she speaks universally to all that understand beauty. Give me a lady...

Arlenis Sosa
Age: 20
Origins: Dominican Republic

P.S you gotta love a lady who can speak to you in different tongues

Athletically Inspired


Men's Handmade Italian Leather Lace-up Shoes


Vintage Characteristics....Modern Flair

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Judging a book by it's cover

People often ask me why I "dress up" so much, and my reply is simply that it is a reflection of my state of mind. Dress has the ability to transform perception, attitude, and yes even situations. When I walk into any venue looking my best I assume a position of power, that others have no choice but to succumb to.

Peter Binder said that "Dress is the outward expression of a man's state of mind and it is his attire that tells the world what he thinks of himself." So I would ask you when you put adorn yourself in your clothing what are you thinking?

Inside my head...

When I'm not there she sleeps in my dress shirt, playing dress up then sending pictures cause that's how she flirts, Black orchid perfume consumes my room, as she plays with gender, conformity, taboo, damn girl that's why I'm in to you...


"Brace" yourself

While most of us understand the difference between suspenders and braces there are some who may not. Simply put suspenders are connected with a brass clips, while braces are attached to trousers with buttons using leather tabs at the ends.

Suspenders are less professional or formal than standard braces so I definitely enjoy seeing them worn with jeans or chinos as an alternative to belts, but if your throwing on a suit invest in your tailor putting in some buttons and throw on some braces.

Custom Braces made by Dion Neckwear via made to measure

The Chroma of Culture -Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii

Color exist to personify the speech of the spirit, all of the harmony, fluidity, that we wish we could express, color encapsulates, regurgitates and lands on and in our memories providing the vivid, vibrancy, that only something this striking could bring.

So I was going to try to explain this but the author at New Art did a much better job of summarizing and defining this wonderful artist and his art.

Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii was a Russian photographer born in 1863. After studying chemistry with Mendeleev and later with Adolf Miethe - one of the crucial figures in the invention of color photography - Gorskii started developing his own techniques and processes of color photography, giving it a quality that even impresses even today.

PS. The amazing color bars that appear on some of the pictures are the result of Prokudin-Gorskii's ingenious process, which consisted in taking three subsequent, monochromatic photographs, one with a green filter, one with blue and one with red. He then superimposed the three projections using lamps with a corresponding filter system. I adore these frames, unfortunately some of the images needed additional computer editing (by the Library of Congress) and in this version were cropped.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Classic Cocktails for the kiddies

Ok I know what you're thinking what kind of blog is this that would promote under age's not. I realized not everyone drinks alcohol and I haven't listed any refreshing alternatives to those guest. My apologies for my rudeness. So here are a few recipes that are sure to give the your non drinking friends a buzz without the hangover.

PS. Remember a drink alcoholic or non alcoholic always looks better in a Martini or wine glass ;).

The Cinderella
For a more elegant effect cut all of the juices and ginger ale in half and serve it in a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with both pineapple and orange slices and don't forget that little paper umbrella for an extra finishing touch.

* 1 oz lemon juice
* 1 oz orange juice
* 1 oz pineapple juice
* 2 oz ginger ale
* dash of grenadine
* pineapple and orange slices for garnish


1. Pour the juices into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
2. Shake well.
3. Strain into a chilled collins glass filled with ice.
4. Garnish with the slices of pineapple and/or orange.

The Peach Julius
This is a peach flavored variation of the classic Orange Julius. It is a delicious blended cocktail that is great in summer.

* 1 cup of fresh or frozen peach juice
* 2 oz milk
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 2 Tbsp sugar
* 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream


1. Place all ingredients in a blender with 1/2 cup of ice.
2. Blend until smooth.
3. Pour into a chilled hurricane glass.

If the mix is too thick, add more juice or water. If it’s too thin, add more ice or ice cream.

The Infamous Sherbert Punch

This Sherbert Punch is one of my favorites of all time that my mother would make for parties. Sometimes it is called a Wedding Punch as well, because it has an elegant green hue and a taste that is a definite non-alcoholic crowd pleaser. My favorite aspect of this is that it brings together lime sherbert and the ginger ale makes the punch bubble for a nice effect. If you like, add green food coloring to enhance the color and be sure to have ice on hand for refills (blocks work great, but ice rings are a nice touch).

Serves 50

* 1 quart lime sherbert
* 2- 6 oz cans frozen lime juice concentrate
* 2- 6 oz cans frozen lemon juice concentrate
* 6 juice can of water
* 4 quarts ginger ale, chilled
* green food coloring (optional)