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FNO @ The Wagon Boutique 9/10

17 Sep

Ok..I know, I know I am so late on this post! But here are the Fashion’s Night Out Pics from The Wagon Boutique. A Very Epic event which went down in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Sept. 10th! Fresh new designers such as Fe Noel of Simple Intricate, Briana Marie Bigham from B.MARIE Handbag, Skely W. of Cheese Wagon, and Jewelry designer Adrianne of Pink Velvet all showcased their up coming pieces for Fall 2010.

The Wagon definitely kept the night enertaining and pleasureful with a live performance from Jussie Smollet, catering by La Bella Norte, Free give-aways, & Make-Overs by Joey Angel and Shana of Glam 2 Luxe! Very eventful night at The Wagon Boutique.

Hosted by Spag Lo of The Wagon & JQ of Boogies New York! Sponsored by Pool Vodka & Gecko Tequila.

For more on The Wagon Boutique and/or Fashion’s Night Out 2010 go to http://www.thewagonboutique.blogspot.com/

-Dani Lacy


Crawl Into the World of Lichiban

27 Jul

Licsi Lichiban

“The art of living nine lives, but never dying once” – Lichiban

What a liberating, sensual and inspiring experience it was to sit down with artist, Lisci Lichiban and take a crawl into her world. Brooklyn based, but Hungary born and raised, Lichiban is definitley someone who is beyond their time. Someone who explores their inner divinity, sexuality, and animal instincts, only to share with the world through a textured wooden canvas. Lichiban brings positive energy and love to life with every stroke.

My first encounter with Lichiban was at the 2010 Afro Punk Festival where she, along with many other artist participated in live mural painting. Her “Freedom Is Here” piece instantly caught my eye and after introducing myself, her good vibes and humble personality left me thinking, “I have to learn more about this girl!”. So here it is @ Sticky.Vinyll, a crawl into the world of Lichiban:

My visit to the home of Lichiban brought upon a very spiritual and warming feeling, but it also involved a sense of mystery and promiscuity. Lichiban is a new age gypsy and proud nomad, keeping travel and new experiences a life priority. She uses her art as a form of soul-searching, therapy, and a source of healing. Lichiban has always been very intrigued with spirituality and finding “your true divine self“. Mysticism, Tibetan Buddhism and Esoteric Symbolism being of lichiban’s background studies, have set the foundation for her to create pieces that connect with the mind, body, and soul.

One aspect of Lichiban, that every women should take in for thought, is her connection with her “inner animal“, a Snow Leopard being her’s. It is not hard to believe that a lot of female characteristics and energy derives from the feline family and Lichiban is a true advocate on embracing those “cat women” instincts. Lichiban signiture pieces incorporate half feline/half women figures, expressing sex appeal and power. The wooden canvas or “live layer” brings depth and life to these powerful energy driven dominatrixs’. Question: Have you been in touch with your inner animal?

“The key to happiness is to find your true calling through your own filter; channel the force”  – Lichiban

Like many artist, Lichiban has also crossed the road of career vs true passion and after spiritual guidance and inner persuasion, of course she chose art. She reiterated the importance of tapping into the expression of your creator, YOU, and not to reject your artistic side. “We already have the intellegence” Lichiban states, “so enjoy and explore your creative self!” One of my favorite lines, as well as Lichiban’s is “DO YOU“, something so simple yet so liberating.

My visit with Lichiban is one that I will always carry with me throughout my creative endeavors. I’m even considering a second visit after  enjoying her very well concocted BOMB Mango Tea *smiley face*. Aside, she is a very talented, driven, heart felt , energy filled individual who is spreading love through art all over and for that I tip my hat!

You can find some of Lichiban’s work at New Design High School ( one the largest graffiti mural’s in Brooklyn) and Five Points (graffiti heaven), also latest features include live mural painting at Brooklyn’s 2010 Hip Hop Festival and the 2010 Afro Punk Festival. Solo show coming August 21st! @ The Lotus Temple of Visions Gallery in Brooklyn featuring old & new collaborations with Living Room, Johnston, Ibrahim Yaqut, WEZN, and House of Nassa. Lichiban has many current and up and coming projects including a music collaboration mixed by Melo X featuring the likes of Kesed, Dam-Funk & Jesse Boykins 111. If you would like to keep up with Ms.Lichiban make sure to follow these links!

-Dani Lacy

http://www.facebook.com/lichiban?ref=ts http://lichiban.net/ http://lichiban.blogspot.com/ http://twitter.com/lichiban http://www.myspace.com/lichiban http://wronglips.blogspot.com/

Boddhi - The Cat Messenger of LOVE

*Photos courtesy of Lichiban

“No time is wasted, everything is all making sense” – Lichiban

Hop On The Cheese Wagon!

23 Jul

The Creator –

The Creator of The Cheese Wagon, Jamar James AKA Skely is taking men’s fashion to a whole new level, exploring what it really mean’s to look and feel luxuriously fly. During our very informal interview, I really got a chance to question and understand the whole idea behind “The Cheese Wagon”, which I am sure a lot of people may ask: “What and where exactly is this name inspired from?” Well, with an increase in energy and a reminiscent laugh, Jamar was sure ready to give a story. “As a youngster, “the wagon” was a term used as a joke or slang to poke fun at something, just something we grew up saying. People knew us for that name. When we got a little older and mature we put “Cheese” in front of the “Wagon” as a stamp of growth and entering man hood. It was like, we ain’t boys no more, it’s time to hop on the money train!Hints: “The Cheese Wagon”, it’s a lifestyle.”

Since early adolescence, Jamar has helped run the Brooklyn fashion scene, creating a buzz for his smooth, classic & clean cut style. While already obtaining a good eye for fashion along with natural artistic skill, it was not hard to bring his vision of men’s apparel to life. Teaming up with life long colleague and friend, Julius Ben, The Cheese Wagon clothing line was introduced to Brooklyn. The “I Love BK” T’s were the first Cheese Wagon creation and it was an instant hot commodity. Now, celebrating it’s five year anniversary, The Cheese Wagon line of classic, luxurious, swagged out apparel has been on the backs of many. Have you hopped on the Cheese Wagon Yet?

This is only the beginning! Stay in tuned with what The Cheese Wagon has in store!

The Cheese Wagon is available at The Wagon Boutique in Brooklyn, NY or online @ www.thewagonbk.com.

“GOOD WAGON” Chain Release

15 Jul

The Wagon Boutique x GOOD WOOD – crraazzzyyy collab!

After doing it BIG for their annual 2 year opening celebration, The Wagon Boutique is making sure to keep things buzzing around Brooklyn with the launch of the “GOOD WAGON” Chain. If your in Brooklyn July 29th, come down to The Wagon Boutique and support the movement!

-Dani Lacy

Good Wood Chain Flooding NY Streets

6 Jul


Do you have your good wood chain yet?

Na? Well you need to get on it. Created in NYC, these custom engraved Good Wood chains are flooding the urban hip hop scene by the masses! Many hot artists, fashion icons and celebrities are sporting these classic pieces in a MAJOR way.

No need to explain:

-Dani Lacy

The Wagon BK

6 Jul

Check Out What’s Going On At the Wagon!