Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Spring is almost here. Flowers are in bloom, birds are chirping, vagrants are lounging around lazily outside your local 7-11 mini mart taking in the essence of renewal and copious amounts of cheap alcohol. What does spring mean for you? Well for me, it means spring fashion of course! It was under this premise that Toast and I set off to find what is in this spring.
Trends come and go (as do Toast's underpants while in public) we felt a little out of the loop; so to speak. I think though that the foundation of spring fashion always stays the same: Pastels, bright playful patterns, and fun. What Toast and I wanted to do was make spring our own; our bitch, if you will. To make spring your bitch you have to be EDGY and HOT. What are all the edgy hot kids doing these days? Listening to hard core gangta rap, duh. So Toast and I decided to mix our spring inspired looks with some urban street flair.
What people may not know about me is I'm very tough and street wise. Despite my fluffy marshmallow like exterior, inside me beats the heart of a thug (riddled with bullet holes for all the hos that done went and broke my heart). In fact, for those of you that didn't already know, Crystyle is my rap name. See, watch me kick out some fresh rhymes yo: My rhymes are pretty like amethyst and when I grow up I want to be a ventriloquist. I got a TIMEX watch up on my wrist and in the sun it makes my arm glow like an iron fist.
See what I just did right there? Mmm hmmm.
Anyhoo, back on track. Toast and I got part of our outfits at this really dope place called "CANDY". There was a lot of kiddiez kickin it old school up in thurr. We wuz lyke, "Whut choo babiez suggest we cool rap stars get?". It is my understanding that these kids rap stylings were far superior to our own because one kept asking Toast "Wanna be my daddy?" which we were pretty sure is some sort of super fresh slang for illegal street drugs or something.
There were a lot of options for spring-ish clothing at this store; however, Toast and I were confused that all the advertisements were on avatars that looked very young. But we figured this was a marketing tool to bring in the super cool crowd like the one that was lingering by the entrance. If Lil' Kim can wear children's clothing why can't we? Toast Bard even has a nicer boob job then Lil' Kim and so in that moment our fate was sealed. We was lookin' tight.
Toast and I took our new look to the streets of Compton (see pictures). The locals approved. Hellz yah.
Crysizzle is wearing:
Hat: Yron Dryke-NY Cap
Pacifier: Paige's Fashion-Miacle Binky
Cigar: Mickie Ambassa-Fatty Cigar
Chains: Yron Dryke-Gold Spinner
Sash: Boogadey Kuu- Playa Royal Belt Silver
Booze: Mickie Ambassa-Colt45 40
Bag: Custom by Decollage: Crystyle is my Rap Name.
Dress: :Candy:-Cotton Candy
Boots: Katie Ireton (Yanismaxence Xeno)-Haut de Botte Katie
Skin: Fashionably Dead-Shiner
A Dream of Spring
Toast Bards thoughts on stuff spring related.
By Toast Bard
The scent of possibility drifts through the air like a Tokyo Drifter on the unforgiving streets of Tokyo. And just like Tokyo Drifters, Crystyle and I strive to achieve honor, excellence, and other things like that. So, it's really no wonder why we desire the illest fashions like you neva seen. Spring is a time for growth and new life so what better time to ascend to new heights (fashionically)?. The only problem was we didn't know where to start. Since most of my friends and family were off on cruises we decided to call Crystal's younger cousin LeCourtney. If there's one person that knows fresh it's Crystyle's younger cousin LeCourtney:
LeCourtney opened our eyes to the underground scene called "Babyfacin'". It's been described as "the softer side of thug". The often untalked about phenomenon is centered around Crickin'. A form of dance that incorporates everything from getting Crunk to gettin' Crib-easy. I decided to build my outfit the same way you build a Crickin' dance routine: I one part camouflage, a dash of rebellion and pinch of platinum dolphin bling. Plus I found this really cool backpack and it's super handy for carrying around my fashion sketches (as show below) and some soda.
Toast Bard doesn't remember what she's wearing because she was supposed to post this like, a month ago.