The Extension

Jerome Lamaar x Promostyl x Luminary

Posted in Design, Fashion, Luminary by ologundudu on May 14, 2009

Jerome Lamaar is a really good friend of mine, and we have known each other for a few good years now. You may remember him as the man in Kimora Lee’s show ‘Life in the Fab Lane’ a while back. The man who was always making things happen and putting up with everyone and everything. 

As of late he works with Promostyl, an international trend research and design agency. With offices in New York, Paris and Tokyo, agents on every continent, and representing brands such as Bally, Cerruti, Le Bourget, Puma, and Ray-Ban to name a few. As part of his work at Promostyl, Jerome forecasts trends with new brands, and recently featured Luminary in there latest newsletter. 

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Jerome was one of the first people to ask me for a custom piece. We sat down one night over drinks and dinner, and he said “Sade, I want a cross. Long and slim, and open.” He quickly sketched the design on a napkin, and within a few weeks the piece was made. Behold the Open-Faced Cross. Sterling silver, 24″ Round Venetian Box Chain. 

 

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Promostyl

Luminary

Belated…

Posted in Out by ologundudu on May 13, 2009

The family and I took Mom’s out to dinner @ Blue Ribbon Sushi. I really wanted to go to Nobu and ball out, haha. But we decided against that. 

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Of course she loved these! 

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The only beer worth drinking. Kiuchi, Japanese White Beer. 

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Shrimp Dumplings in the back, and Sautéed Squid with Ginger, Garlic, and Cilantro. BANGING. 

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I’ve been really into duck lately, so this was my choice. Duck Breast, Mashed Potatoes, and Broccoli Rabe. BANGING. 

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Mom loves this, so she splits it with the bro and we all share. Surf and Turf, for real. Whole Lobster, Ribeye (bone-in) Doesn’t really get better than this! 

 

Blue Ribbon Sushi. (PRETTY BALLER) 

Nobu. (MADDD BALLER)

A ton of bricks…

Posted in Uncategorized by ologundudu on May 7, 2009

THIS JUST HIT ME, LIKE A TON OF BRICKS.

“We all have the potential to fall in love a thousand times in our lifetime. The first girl I ever loved was someone I knew in sixth grade. Her name was Missy; we talked about horses. The last girl I love will be someone I haven’t even met yet, probably. They all count. But there are certain people you love who do something else; they define how you classify what love is supposed to feel like. They are the most important people in your life, and you’ll meet maybe four or five of these people over the span of 80 years. But there’s still one more tier to all this; there is always one person you love who becomes that definition. It usually happens retrospectively, but it happens eventually. This is the person who unknowingly sets the template for what you will always love about other people, even if some of these lovable qualities are self-destructive and unreasonable. The person who defines your understanding of love is not inherently different than anyone else, and they’re often just the person you happen to meet the first time you really, really, want to love someone. But that person still wins. They win, and you lose. Because for the rest of your life, they will control how you feel about everyone else.”

Black Angels NYC 

Only The Brave

Posted in Art, Out by ologundudu on May 1, 2009

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Diesel’s art party was last night, and a great friend of mine, Mr. Livingroom submitted work for the show. As part of the marketing scheme behind launching there new fragrance, Diesel, asks the question, what are the components of bravery? Heart, Mind, and Nerve. Diesel chose three cities for the launch parties. New York, LA, and Miami, with New York being the nerve. 

 The Absolut was cool, and the art was sick. 

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Mr. Livingroom Johnston’s work 

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Oscar, Raul, Adam, Myself 

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By far some of my favorite work of the evening. This was all pen and ink. Amazing.

SubMercer

Posted in Uncategorized by ologundudu on May 1, 2009

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Secret elevators and stairways, dark tunnels, and the mean wine bar. This spot is ill. 

The Mercer