Pynk

Pynk like the inside of your… I could go on and on about how I made the pants, but….   Happy Halloween!

On Repeat | Mac Ayres – Roses

Mac Ayres debut album is a smooth soul, R&b jazz piece that showcases Mac’s talents through and through. A perfect example of the happy marriage between jazz and soul, “Roses” includes support from Jack Dine and singer/saxophonist Braxton Cook. “Roses”, is indeed my go to track off of Something to Feel. Granted, I have listened to … Continue Reading

On Repeat | Noname – Room 25

What y’all ain’t gonna do in 2018 is sleep on Noname. Rolling Stone and Mick Jenkins are right, Noname is one of the greatest rappers alive. I have followed Noname’s work since her appearance on Chance The Rapper’s Acid Rap and she inspired one of my sewing adventures in the past (see them there receipts). … Continue Reading

On Repeat | Jackson Lundy | Justwanna

It’s springtime in the Bay Area and its a crisp 63 degrees. While I fantasize about 80 degree days and wearing crop tops, I am slowly compiling songs for a fancy-free summer season. Jackson Lundy’s “Justwanna” is certainly part of the the summertime bops playlist. First of all, the bass – play “Justwanna” with a … Continue Reading

This is it – Luchini Overalls

Camp Lo’s Uptown Saturday Night turned 20…Excuse me, while I let that sink in a bit. Recently I found myself in something of a creative output dilemma. My mother bought me a ton of fabric to use to make garments that I could sell, but I kept finding myself eyeing the fabric and making something for myself … Continue Reading

On Repeat | Sammus 1080p

Today a friend and fellow hip-hop head, introduced me to Sammus. “Heard of Sammus, she is dope!” “Wait? She? Oh ok, lemme go ahead and check her out.” I asked my friend to provide me with the first song I should listen to. The song he thought served as the best introduction to her sound. Opening with … Continue Reading

On Repeat | Daniel Caesar’s Freudian

2DopeBoyz put me on to Daniel Caesar in 2015 and I became an immediate fan. Two weeks ago, Caesar released his debut album, Freudian. Someone on Twitter said it best,  “Freudian is what love sounds like”. New love, love lost, love of love. I am currently in love with the last song on the LP, “Freudian”. … Continue Reading

My Dark Red Jacket

The long and short of it is, I heard Steve Lacy’s, “Dark Red” and became obsessed. High hat, bass dram and guitar strum bring you into an indie soul jam. When I listened to Dark Red, I fell into a kaleidoscope of colors reds and browns of contrasting textiles and textures. Dirty sturdy denim, flannel and brass. … Continue Reading

Poof be Gone

A bagillion years ago, I took a draping class and learned to make a pant pattern. I have noted this before and I will note it again, why we learned to make a pant pattern in a draping course is beyond me, but hey, at least I can make pants from scratch now. During the … Continue Reading

On Repeat | Twelve’len – Star Dust

I have a morning playlist that gets me ready to take on the day with good vibes and notes I can only reach in the comfort of my own shower. Twelve’len’s, “Star Dust” is now on the playlist. Why? Well, first off all that black boy joy. If you don’t smile after seeing all these folks … Continue Reading