EVENTS +THANGS: REVOLVE HOUSE [Indio, CA]

Revolve hosted an event at the Revolve House in Indio, April 14th, 2017. Had the pleasure of being one of the four DJs that opened up for 21 Savage, and special guests Rae Sremmurd. I had an amazing time! Thank you Revolve!

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EVENTS + THANGS: HOUSE OF VANS + URBAN OUTFITTERS FEAT. LIL' SIMZ [NY, NY]

Urban Outfitters hosted an event at House of Vans in Brooklyn, April 6th, 2017. Participated in the Strength in Style discussion panel hosted by Allure fashion editor, Rachael Wang and following the discussion, I opened up for the performance by Little Simz. 

Photos by Driely

STYLE: MIAMI EDITION

Spent a few days in Miami, to celebrate and DJ Quavo's birthday party!  The weather was perfect, so I was eager to pull out the cut offs and the top is super fun and flirty which was very appropriate for Miami.

KITTY'S CRUSH: SHAMEIK MOORE

Kitty’s Crush is a weekly feature that highlights and champions emerging entrepreneurs, creatives and cultural forces of today. We keep it cute, get to the point, but we make sure to ask what you want to know from the people who we feel are killing it! Make this your destination to be inspired by your peers, learn about their journey and be empowered to embark on your own.

Illustration By: Mia Coleman Actor, singer, dancer, Shameik Moore talks about The Get Down Part 2, how his roots have shaped his work and his upcoming EP titled, 'Worth The Risk.'

Illustration By: Mia Coleman

Actor, singer, dancer, Shameik Moore talks about The Get Down Part 2, how his roots have shaped his work and his upcoming EP titled, 'Worth The Risk.'

1. Name

Shameik Moore

2. Where are you from?

Atlanta, Georgia

3. What is your sign?

Taurus 

4. What do you do? Can you tell me about your journey?

I am an actor, singer-songwriter, dancer. Dancing was my first passion.  I used head a dance crew called 'Young Superstars.' As I matured I continued to look for ways to express myself artistically and that's when I got into acting and singing.  

5. So, Part 2 of the Netflix series, 'The Get Down' just premiered. What was it like working on that?

Part 1 was more naive and Part 2 goes much further beyond the surface level.  The first part was setting the story, where as the second part actually describes the details of each character. With this season you're gonna get to see how each character has matured and how the events that occurred in the first season have affected them.

6. What can fans expect from your character, Shaolin Fantastic?

He's trying to figure out the difference between right and wrong, according to him.  He is questioning his own morals and not so much worrying about how others perceive him.

7. Are you and Shaolin similar in ways?

We both love to express ourselves creatively. Shaolin is more negative and edgy than me but we're both pretty laid back.

8. What has the show taught you about hip-hop during the late 70s?

That hip-hop was about community, expression and positivity. More positivity during that timeframe.  There was much more meaning in the music back then.

9.  Speaking of music, you have an EP coming out.  What inspired the name?

The title 'Worth The Risk' was appropriate because it's a question that I'm constantly asking myself.  When you're in your 20s thats a question that you have to ask yourself. 

10. How did you go about selecting your featured artist?

Based off of commodity. [Playboi Carti] is the homie. He heard all my music, he fucked with the vision and wanted hop on the track.

11. What artists inspire your music style?

Musicsoulchild, Aaliyah, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Drake and Frank Ocean, to name a few.

12. What's your favorite song(s) on the EP?

Switches up based on mood. Right now it's 'Ride The Beat.'

13. Your newest song 'Jiggle It' was inspired by your Jamaican roots, right? Tell us more about how your roots have shaped you?

I like to dance. I see movement when I hear Jamaican music.

14. If you're not working or making music, how do you spend your days off?

I like to chill with friends in ATL. I spend a lot of time with my dance group, Collizion Crew.

Anything else we should know?

I know how to play the drums and the guitar.

 

Check out Part 2 of the series, 'The Get Down' on Netflix!

IG: shameikmoore

EVENTS & THANGS: HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

In honor of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, here's a list of events happening in NYC celebrating women, globally and commemorating the struggle for women's rights.  From discussion panels, to rallies to dance parties, we've got you covered! Xx


REGISTER HERE!


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#GIRLPOWERSLEEPOVER [MARCH 24TH]

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KITTY'S CRUSH: LESLEY BUCKLE

Kitty’s Crush is a weekly feature that highlights and champions emerging entrepreneurs, creatives and cultural forces of today. We keep it cute, get to the point, but we make sure to ask what you want to know from the people who we feel are killing it! Make this your destination to be inspired by your peers, learn about their journey and be empowered to embark on your own.

Illustration By: Mia Coleman UK beauty blogger, Lesley Buckle talks about working for Asos, her everyday beauty routine, and her best advice for anyone looking to start a blog. 

Illustration By: Mia Coleman

UK beauty blogger, Lesley Buckle talks about working for Asos, her everyday beauty routine, and her best advice for anyone looking to start a blog. 

1. Name 

Lesley

2. Where are you from?

Born and raised in London, United Kingdom

3. What is your sign?

Scorpio

4. What do you do? Can you tell me about your journey?

I’m a hair and beauty blogger and I’m also a beauty ‘insider’ for global fashion brand ASOS. 

I’ve been blogging for a few years and up until last year it was something that was just a hobby whilst I was working full time in a completely unrelated field. Whilst I loved what I did full time there was just no opportunity for development and there was nothing creative about it so eventually I decided to pursue blogging more and make it into my career. I’m only at the start of my journey as there’s so much more I want to achieve. 

5. What does your everyday makeup routine look like?

I’ve always tried to take a natural approach but I’ve scaled back my makeup routine for everyday a lot more recently. Some days it’s simply a primer, a bit of concealer, brushed brows and a balm. Other days I’ll wear a bit more by adding foundation, a bolder lip and some mascara. I’m a bit obsessed with highlighters so they’re usually in the mix too. 

6. You're skin is flawless!  What products do you swear by? What's your skin care regimen?

Thank you! With skincare I’ve always tried to keep it simple as I do get breakouts and that tends to be when I try to do too much to my skin. I moisturize and wear sunscreen to protect my skin each day. Cleansing thoroughly is a must too so I do this twice daily and usually ‘double cleanse’ in the evening to ensure all traces of my makeup are gone. I tend to use a lot of products formulated with glycolic acid (from brands like Nip+Fab and Pixi) which is great for congested skin as it removes dead skin cells, helping clear blocked pores.

7. Best advice for someone looking to get into your field?

Just start. Anyone can start a blog so once you’ve decided on subject matter there’s nothing really stopping you. There’s platforms to create a blog for free (like Blogger, Tumblr or Wordpress) or you can start smaller with a social media website like Instagram. Building an audience and working with brands can take time but if you have passion for what you do, that will come later. 

8. What are you currently crushing on?

I’ve been listening to a lot of chilled music recently and tracks by Alina Baraz & Galimatias have been on repeat a lot. 

9.  Where do you get your fashion and beauty inspiration? 

I love just looking at magazines, Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration. 

10. What beauty/fashion trends do you recommend trying this Spring?

Dewy skin, braids, exaggerated sleeves and embroidered everything - that’s what I’m trying anyway! 

11. Best advice?

Don’t dwell on your mistakes, learn from them and push forward. 

12. Your Motto?

Work hard, stay humble. 

13. Your biggest regret?

There’s a lot of things I could have done differently (and probably would have if I had my chance again) but there’s nothing I really regret. 

14. Do you have any hobbies? If not, is there anything new you would want to try out?

I’d love to be better at photography and spend more time behind the camera rather than in front of it. I'd love to travel more too, there's so many places I haven't seen yet. 

IG: asos_lesley

TUNE IN: SOULQUARIUS EDITION

Had the pleasure of spinning on the main stage at Soulquarius, this past weekend. I was transported back in time to the early 2000's and made my R&B dreams come true.  The festival included performances by Pretty Ricky, Brandy, Mya, Erykah Badu, R.Kelly, Kelis, The Internet, and the list goes on. Sooo I decided to share some of the deep cuts from my set for everyone who missed out on all the soulful goodness, with this Spotify playlist and some pictures from the festival.  Enjoy!

Had the pleasure of spinning on the main stage at Soulquarius, this past weekend. I was transported back in time to the early 2000's and made my R&B dreams come true.  The festival included performances by Pretty Ricky, Brandy, Mya, Erykah Badu, R.Kelly, Kelis, The Internet, and the list goes on. Sooo I decided to share some of the deep cuts from my set for everyone who missed out on all the soulful goodness, with this Spotify playlist and some pictures from the festival.  Enjoy!

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EVENTS & THANGS: MIAOU JEANS EVENT [NY, NY]

DJ'd Miaou Jeans' NYC pop-up shop on Friday, February 10, in Soho.  It was a great time and included a surprise performance by T-Pain. Check out the pics, below!

EVENTS & THANGS: RICARDO TISCI x NIKELAB EVENT [NY, NY]

Big thanks to Nike for having me spin the Ricardo Tisci x Nikelab event at Bergdorf Goodman, last Thursday!   Ricardo Tisci's latest collaboration with Nike is the NikeLab Dunk Lux Chukka x RT sneaker. The collaboration is an extension from the previous collection he did with Nike in 2016.

KITTY'S CRUSH: HANNAH SIDER

Kitty’s Crush is a weekly feature that highlights and champions emerging entrepreneurs, creatives and cultural forces of today. We keep it cute, get to the point, but we make sure to ask what you want to know from the people who we feel are killing it! Make this your destination to be inspired by your peers, learn about their journey and be empowered to embark on your own.

Illustration by: Mia Coleman

Illustration by: Mia Coleman

Photographer and Director, Hannah Sider opens up about her passion for music and fashion, how living in NYC means having endless inspiration at her fingertips and the importance of making mistakes.

1. Name: 

Hannah Sider

2. Where are you from?

Born in Malawi, grew up in Toronto, live in Brooklyn

3. What is your sign?

Sagittarius

4. What do you do? Can you tell me about your journey?

I’m a photographer/director but my job extends beyond that. I work closely with brands/artists and come up with art direction and new creative ideas. 

I’ve been working hard to build my business and evolve as an artist since I moved to NYC 5 years ago and it’s more than a full-time job. 

My journey hasn’t always been smooth, but I’ve been persistent and taken risks. 

5. How did you get there? I am really interested in how you're able to bounce between fashion and music through your medium. How do you balance between shooting music artists, models, editorials? What is your favorite thing to shoot? 

I think the reason why I love what I do and I can “bounce" around, is that fashion and music have always intrigued me. 

Studying fashion for 4 years gave me a passion for design and the history behind it and music has always been integral part of my life. Living in NYC gives me both worlds at my fingertips.

My favorite is when I work with a talented musician that loves fashion and has a strong personal style.

6. What shoot are you most proud of or you feel best represents your work?

I always feel like I haven’t done my best shoot yet, that pushes me forward.

7. Best advice for someone looking to get into your field?

Don’t let technicalities stop you. You don’t need an expensive camera or fancy lighting, just a good eye.

8. How is it being an entrepreneur? Why haven't you given up? 

I’m very self disciplined and surround myself with positive people.

9. What are you currently crushing on?

Currently crushing on vintage Jean Paul Gaultier. 

10.  How is your favorite photographer?  

Helmut Newton, Corinne Day, Hedi Slimane, Roxanne Lowit, Chi Modu

11. What's your favorite film?

Space Jam

12. Best advice?

Make mistakes (and learn from them)

13. Your Motto?

No Fear

14. Do you have any hobbies? If not, is there anything new you would want to try out?

Traveling, kickboxing, running, reading, cooking, painting, making mood boards, researching music 

 

STYLE: 663C + 6C

I kicked off NYFW with a dinner with CFDA designer, Ji Oh. I fell in love with this set as soon as I saw it, it is the perfect update to a power suit but sporty and functional. Check out the picks below!

Photography: Quil Lemons

Pant and jacket: Ji Oh

Shoes: Margiela

Bag: Fendi

EVENTS & THANGS: DIOR POISON PARTY [NY, NY]

Dior held a party in NYC and transformed Up & Down into a magical poison party. Two floors with NYC's finest, Dior created an escape for the night with endless tunes and the ultimate scent. DJ So Supersam spun upstairs while Venus X and Ian Isiah held it down downstairs with a slew of dancers on a built out floor. Get into the pics below...

TUNE IN: PODCAST EDITION

"Tune In" is a weekly column allowing you to tune into the frequency and vibe from Kitty Cash and some of her favorite people around the world. Keeping you connected and up to date with what's new and hot in today's culture.

This weeks 'Tune In' features some of my favorite podcasts, including an interview from No Vacancy Inn x Know Wave's Communiversity, OTHERTONE on Beats1 featuring Anderson .Paak; and a Rich Friend Podcast featuring yours truly. Enjoy!

This weeks 'Tune In' features some of my favorite podcasts, including an interview from No Vacancy Inn x Know Wave's Communiversity, OTHERTONE on Beats1 featuring Anderson .Paak; and a Rich Friend Podcast featuring yours truly. Enjoy!

EVENTS & THANGS: 'LADIES NIGHT' HOSTED BY THE MIGOS [NY,NY]

Last night I was honored to DJ Electric Circus and 300 ENT #BadandBouguee "Ladies Night." A females only party hosted by the Migos celebrating their highly anticipated album "Culture." The men were HURTTTTTbecause they were not invited but the ladies danced the night away!!

Some of my favorite people showed love...everyone from Selah Marley, to kelly Roland to Cardi B!

I am telling you...I was having the time of my life!!

EVENTS & THANGS: ADIDAS EQT LAUNCH FEAT. BIZ MARKIE, FLATBUSH ZOMBIES & KITTY CASH [NY, NY]

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BIG thanks to Adidas for having me DJ their EQT sneaker launch event at NYC33 yesterday. The event featured performances by yours truly, Biz Markie, and my boys Flatbush Zombies. Check out pictures from the event and my Adidas photo shoot below.

Pre- event I took these bad boys for a spin, threw on this super cozy Tommy Hilfiger tracksuit and got bold with some burgandy eyebrows. Swipe below for some style-spiration.

Photos by Quil Lemons

KITTY'S CRUSH: RHONESHA BYNG

Kitty’s Crush is a weekly feature that highlights and champions emerging entrepreneurs, creatives and cultural forces of today. We keep it cute, get to the point, but we make sure to ask what you want to know from the people who we feel are killing it! Make this your destination to be inspired by your peers, learn about their journey and be empowered to embark on your own.

Illustration By: Mia Coleman Emmy award-winning journalist and founder of Her Agenda, Rhonesha Byng shares her story, her advice and discusses the importance of women pursuing their passions.  Listed among Forbes' 30 under 30, Rhonesha has a accomplished so much and is devoted to providing other women with a platform to feel inspired and encouraged.  Read all about her journey and her brand, below!

Illustration By: Mia Coleman

Emmy award-winning journalist and founder of Her Agenda, Rhonesha Byng shares her story, her advice and discusses the importance of women pursuing their passions.  Listed among Forbes' 30 under 30, Rhonesha has a accomplished so much and is devoted to providing other women with a platform to feel inspired and encouraged.  Read all about her journey and her brand, below!

1. Name: 

Rhonesha Byng

2. Where are you from?

BROOKLYN!!

3. What is your sign?

Aries

4. What do you do? Can you tell me about your journey?

I am the founder of Her Agenda, a digital media platform bridging the gap between ambition and achievement for millennial women. I started out as a journalist, I started on that path when I was 16. I did a lot of internships in college and worked hard to get experience in multiple arenas of the media field from print, to broadcast to digital. After graduating I worked at NBC, then The Huffington Post and freelanced for a few other places. I love the news, and the media. With Her Agenda, I use the power of media to change the perception of opportunity and highlight the role models we can look to as women who aspire to accomplish great things. My time working in media really showed me the power of visibility and as the saying goes, you can't be hat you can't see. So with Her Agenda  we're highlighting women in positions of power and also the opportunities that can help you become like them so it can become the norm and reality for all women to become their most powerful accomplished selves. 

5. What's your agenda?

My agenda is to inspire millions of women to go after their goals no matter what and not let anyone or anything stop them. The ultimate agenda is for women to literally run the world from the Oval office, to the boardroom. 

6. How did you come up with the Her Agenda concept? Who was your target audience?

My target audience is my peers, women like me who are trying to figure out life and their next steps in life and need a source of inspiration to keep them going and also access to the resources and opportunities to help them get there. Not many women have mentors and mentors are typically people who shape and guide your career by passing along advice, connections and also opportunities you can't find anywhere else. I was lucky to have gotten mentors early in my journey and I started to recognize that was not the norm after I started to blog in 2005 and shared my journey as an up and coming journalist. I got hundreds of messages from girls across the country asking me how I was able to interview celebrities, cover press conferences and do all the things I was doing. That's when I first started to notice there was a disconnect between resources and access to role models and mentors for young people. Then in college as I learned more about the women's movement and the lack of women in positions of power I was compelled to create something that would help bridge that gap. 

7. Before turning solely to Her Agenda, you were an Emmy award-winning journalist. Talk to us about that experience. 

It was amazing. I learned so much during that time about research, outreach and reporting. I was lucky to be in a newsroom full of amazing journalists who shared their wisdom with me and trusted me to get out in the field. At NBC I was able to shoot, write and edit for the 5, 6 and 11pm news. I was in the news meetings every morning where we decided the stories we would cover for the day and I actually had a voice. They encouraged everyone to pitch stories and ideas and then it was up to you to make it happen, make the calls and follow through. I learned a lot about delivering quality work under a quick deadline in a fast paced environment. 

8. How did you make the decision to solely pursue Her Agenda?

It was time. My team was growing, interest and traction on the site were at a point where I couldn't maintain balance of a day job and Her Agenda. 

9. You've accomplished so much including Forbes 30 under 30, speaking at the White House and the United State of Women Summit, what do you hope to accomplish in the new year?

There's so much! I'm launching a Her Agenda campus ambassador program working with college students and sharing how they can leverage their role as students to set a strong foundation for their careers. I'm also looking to work directly with employers to connect them to our audience of ambitious and qualified women to fill their open roles. On a personal level I'm looking to do more speaking and traveling! Traveling inspires me and I worked so much in 2016 that I didn't get to do as much of it as I usually do. 

10. What/who keeps you inspired to make Her Agenda bigger and better?

The readers! They inspire me. I love meeting them and speaking to them at events and hearing about how Her Agenda changed their lives. Our most ambitious readers are part of a Slack community where they get access to each other (peer mentorship!) exclusive career resources and opportunities. People can sign up to join here.

11. You went to school in a small town in Indiana, what made you move to NYC? How was that transition? 

I was lucky enough to get a full-tuition leadership scholarship to go to DePauw through the Posse Foundation. I'm from NYC originally and it's the media capital of the world so the plan was always to move back to NYC! The transition to NYC wasn't hard. But if anything going away for school taught me that NYC is not going anywhere. You can leave and come back and the city and your people will still embrace you. 

12. What/who are you currently crushing on?

Oprah! Always Oprah. 

13. Best advice?

Feel the fear and do it anyway. People we admire who achieve great things are just like us, they're human. They feel doubt, anxiety, they get tired but they keep going. You can't let your feelings dictate your progress. 

14. Your motto?

No one Ever Slows Her Agenda. 

15. Do you have any hobbies? If not, is there anything new you would want to try out?

Seeing Broadway plays! My favorite is Wicked, I've seen it five times. I really enjoy art and live performance so anything in that realm from concerts to plays I make it my business to support. It's a good escape. 

IG: neshasagenda

EVENTS & THANGS: LOVE THE FREE SESSIONS FEAT. LAURIANA MAE [NY, NY]

Kicking off the new year with another installment of our Love The Free Sessions series! The party went down at Liberty Hall at the Ace Hotel on Thursday, January 19th. Our special guest was singer-songwriter, Lauriana Mae, who performed exclusive cuts from her upcoming project "Can't Go Back."  Music was provided by yours truly and Maachew Bentley.  Video content by Hidji Films.

KITTY'S CRUSH: MATTHEW HENSON

Kitty’s Crush is a weekly feature that highlights and champions emerging entrepreneurs, creatives and cultural forces of today. We keep it cute, get to the point, but we make sure to ask what you want to know from the people who we feel are killing it! Make this your destination to be inspired by your peers, learn about their journey and be empowered to embark on your own.

Illustration by: Mia Coleman Stylist, Fashion Director and former Complex Fashion Editor, Matthew Henson discusses his professional journey, what he's currently crushing on and what its like dressing two of the biggest males in music.  Read about his advice for aspiring stylists and what he thinks every stylish man should have.

Illustration by: Mia Coleman

Stylist, Fashion Director and former Complex Fashion Editor, Matthew Henson discusses his professional journey, what he's currently crushing on and what its like dressing two of the biggest males in music.  Read about his advice for aspiring stylists and what he thinks every stylish man should have.

1. Name:

Matthew Henson

2. Where are you from?

Jersey Shore, but not the fist pumping part. 

3. What is your sign?

Pisces

4. What do you do? Can you tell me about your journey? 

I’m a celebrity stylist, and Fashion Director for AWGE. I started out interning for PR firms, and at magazines because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do but I know I wanted to work in the fashion industry. After sorting out that PR was not really for me, I focused all of my energy on becoming an editor. I landed my first job as Fashion Assistant to Long Nguyen at Flaunt magazine. I left Flaunt as Fashion Editor and left to focus on menswear and got hired at Complex as an editor where I worked for several years. 

5. How did you make transition from working for Complex to being an iconic celebrity stylist?

Complex was an amazing opportunity because I had a lot of creative freedom more or less, and I was also fortunate enough to have direct contact with a lot of the cover talent, and styled numerous covers through the years. That type of experience is invaluable because you learn so much from each experience. You also learn what you want for yourself, what you want to avoid, and how to turn it into a career. I transitioned from working at a magazine to being freelance by taking a leap of faith mostly, but aligning myself with people who recognized and respected my talent and wanted to make sure that I was successful. 

6. You work with two of the biggest males in music, A$AP Rocky and The Weeknd. What is your selection process when choosing your clients?  How is it working with them?  How are they different in terms of style?

There is no real method in the selection process, it’s a very organic process for both, and lets be honest, I would never give the details on how I does what I does! They are two unique guys, both with great personal style, and it’s my job to accentuate and help evolve what is there naturally, and turn that into a business. 

7. Can you talk about your new Styling/Image Consulting firm?

No I actually can’t lol. Contractually. 

8. What advice would you give an aspiring stylist?

For anyone aspiring to be a stylist, I would first say, that interning, assisting, and humility are the keys to success on your journey. 

9. Would you say you have a uniform? If so what is it?

I don’t have a uniform, I wish I did. I dress pretty much for how I feel in the morning. Sometimes I feel all-black, and sometimes I feel neon. Clothing and style should be fun, whatever that means to you. 

10. What 3 clothing items should every stylish man have?

Every stylish man should have a nice smile, self-confidence, and a point of view. The clothes just accentuate that. 

11. What/who are you currently crushing on?

I’m constantly crushing on my friends. It’s great to have your inspirations close to you, I’m lucky in that way. I would name names, but I don’t think there is enough room in one article. 

12. What artists are you currently listening to?

Right now i’m into DJ’s more than artists. Anything DJ Kitty Cash, DJ Bambii, or The Cozy Boys, mix up is what I vibe out to. 

13. You always have a book in your hand, what are you currently reading?

I do always have a book. I just finished reading a book called “How To Live: A Seach for wisdom from old people” by Henry Alford. It’s so funny, insightful, and offers encouragement through difficult times even. 

14. What is your guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure is nutella. I eat it almost every day. 

15. Your motto?

My motto is “Rates are a universal language.” 

16. Your biggest regret?

I don’t have any regrets. I am constantly learning from what the universe brings me. 

17. Do you have any hobbies? If not is there anything new you would want to try out?

Hobbies are hard to maintain at the moment, but when I have more personal time I’d love to learn how to cook!