The Socialite DJ and Mr.BlackTie Goes Eureka! Las Vegas Style with Liquid Jazz !!

It’s been four Saturdays now since The Socialite DJ and myself (Mr. Black Tie) have been spinning Liquid Jazz at the new sensation, Eureka! Since our departure from doing brunch Saturdays and Sundays Liquid Jazz at Bronze Cafe.mbt455

Yet since those days are over, The Socialite DJ and myself (Mr. Black Tie), we have been spinning Liquid Jazz and other styles of music at Eureka!eureka!101

My preference is Liquid Jazz, as for The Socialite DJ, her styles has no boundaries. She can soft rock to country if the clientele wants. But mostly when we are spinning brunch we spin Liquid Jazz. But, I myself prefer doing Liquid jazz to Latin and swing. Now as we did I have to say they (Eureka!) is claiming to have some of the very best burgers now in Las Vegas! I’m going to have to concur. lol Seriously these, ladies and gents are just boasting. After having the delight and opportunity of having the Bison Burger (bacon infused jalapeño jam / charbroiled tri-color peppers / grilled red onion / smoked mozzarella) and all I can say is freaking Brilliant!!! Eureka!  is defining the meaning of delightful fine dinning and musical moments.eureka!102

For those that truly appreciate great food, craft beer and small-batch spirits are discovering a better restaurant experience, and all I have to say is welcome to Eureka! They’ve  elevated it to an art form. In our rustic industrial environment, they  create crave able dining experiences in an approachable atmosphere while leaving enduring memories one burger at a time with Liquid Jazz for the moment! Well at the moment, at least they are doing Liquid Jazz at brunch with myself (Mr. Black Tie) and The Socialite DJ!tsde!101

I honestly don’t know if  I will be at Eureka for anytime longer than this up coming Saturday. I love the spot and such, but as a performer I know at times you get picked over or just isn’t what they want. I think they’d be making a really big mistake not keeping The Socialite DJ though, she is a brilliant DJ! I have had  a great time spinning there and I can’t wait for the next spot. Seriously I haven’t received any negative feedback about my music. But then for those who heard it loves it, and now everyone is asking what is Liquid Jazz? My Creation of Jazz I guess is the best way to define it. But the coolest thing is The Socialite DJ is perfecting it every time she gets behind the tables!

I was once asked do I ever get upset when I’m asked to step away from the turn table or when they say no your not what the company wants. In truth rejection hurts. suck’s big time lol. But I know my music makes people happy. I get compliments every time I play Liquid jazz. I can’t tell you how many times people say, “Where can I find this song?” or asking why can’t they find the song they’re hearing lol. I worked hard pushing my style of music with The Socialite DJ beside me and sometimes leading the way. I don’t know where my next gig will be, Sin City is where I began this adventure. I don’t plan on quitting anytime soon. I do hope some time soon I have a residency where everyone can come and hear Liquid Jazz! For the moment it’s at Eureka! Brunch is Saturdays 12pm to 3pm with us! Much Love and Respect to all of you Ladies and Gents! djset101

Written By: Mr. Black Tie

Inside Style on Main St ..with The Socialite Dj and Mr.BlackTie

  When the Abelman family asked Black Smoke to spin for their ‘Take Me Home’ grand sale event October 1, 9am – 1pm, well of course me and The Socialite DJ agreed to do it. We just had to figure out what kind of style of music we were going to spin. We decided to go with electro style with a twist of Deep House and Country! It was a great for the Grand Sale and what excellent way to start the Holiday festivities; A great buy and good music.img_20161001_09263445

So I and The Socialite JD went into the studio shop mood the night before the event. It was a long 7 hours straight. By the time we had the music just right for the event, it was 7am. We had to get ready for the event. Getting all dress and grabbing the gear, speakers and all.

We got to Inside Styles by 8:30am; it didn’t take long to set everything up. The Socialite DJ started it off. I myself went to grab some coffee and have a Cig break. She didn’t go for anything vibing yet just warming things up. But to my surprise customers began to walk in. After The Socialite DJ warmed up, I got behind the tables and started off with electro swing, Bing Crosby to Disney Aladdin, why not?

The sale was called ‘Take Me Home Warehouse Sale’. How can you go wrong with electro swing set style spinning Disney Aladdin? From there The Socialite DJ spun a beautiful set of Deep House, Country swing. From everyone who came seemed to love the style of music that was being played.

Then we did something new to our Black Smoke set, we began to just spin music choices right after each choice. We were playing all styles of swing music, from country swing to deep house. I also spun Latin style sing into the mix. The Socialite DJ followed with country and pop swing. Then we finished with our signature style Liquid Jazz set! By the time it was over there was a few more buyers coming in!
By: Mr. Black Tie

 

 

Photography Editiorials Done Right

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Breaking into editorial photography is a great way to get more exposure, build your portfolio, and receive unique assignments that will allow you to work with models, real people, and even allows you to travel the world.a13

If you’re already an accomplished professional, transitioning to editorial photography can be fairly easy if you can remember a few things that makes it different than typical portraits.

There may be an angle or a specific item or location the writer talks about in the article that you should focus on. Your images are to compliment the article. So giving the story a quick glance can help you look for specific items in stores, or to help you visually set a tone for the shoot. If it mentions an old antique chest, ask where it is located. If it describes a specific dish, request it to be made, because often readers will want a photo to reference.

Being overly prepared and educated on what you are shooting will help you prepare when you’re on site shooting and will also impress the art director.

Some editors already have an idea of layout for the story content. Don’t be afraid to ask for the predicted size for the feature or orientation preference they have in mind. However, still shoot horizontally and vertically for every shot for options as content can change.

Knowing that the story text will overlap the image can also help you go into a shoot looking for a clean background or shoot with a shallow depth of field that won’t compete with text.seniorfashion20

Something else to remember that you may also not know, if the content will be on the right or left, so make sure you shoot with the subject looking in both directions so they don’t look off the page.

If you’re not a vertical shooter, get used to shooting verticals. Especially if you want to do magazine work. Typically magazines know what their feature story is for the publication so if you are shooting a part of the assignment, there’s a fairly good chance you can land the cover. Make sure you leave space for the magazine header. Do this by avoiding busy backgrounds and keeping signage out of your shot.

If you’re not used to shooting verticals, consider investing in a battery grip with a vertical release. It will help you make straighter shots.

There is still only so much that can be done in post. Editorial art directors like smart, sharp images with straight lines and clean composition. Sometimes fixing crooked horizons in a post can’t fix it as well as just taking a step to the left or right.

The new Upright Tool in Lightroom can do wonders for straightening out lines in architecture, but it’s not perfect. Throw a couple curves in with the lines and you might be out of luck. Get it all right before you leave the scene.

Often photographers are in the habit of cropping in the camera. The difference with shooting for magazines is that the images often take up the entire page and need bleed room. You can avoid any images from being thrown out by simply giving extra room along the sides. Take a step back before taking the shot.  It might be hard to get used to, but remember extra space is needed for the bleed. You don’t want your images to be unusable because you’ve shot too tight.

Your assignment might require models and you could be given access to a modeling agency’s talent database. If this is the case, know what the magazine’s demographic is. While most of us are attracted to youth, a magazine’s readership might be more sophisticated therefore it’s important to find subjects that fit the editorial’s readership.boobs

Don’t be afraid to ask to look at the models with the art director and give feedback on preference.  You can also recommend stylists and makeup artists that you prefer that may help strengthen your shot.

By knowing your subject’s profession or role in the story, you’ll be able to capture them in a way that compliments the tone of the article. Your images of a comedian should not be shot in the same way as your images of a CEO. With every photo, make the environment, props, pose, outfit, and mood of your subject all match the overall message of the shoot.

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Art directors enjoy working with photographers who work quickly, just as any other boss would. The sooner you can wrap up a shoot, the less likely you are exhaust the subject or take up too much of the art director’s day. This all goes toward getting the more jobs from these people later.

You’ll also need to edit well and deliver quickly. I find that my editing for editorial is not as soft or romantic as my fashion  photography, but more bold, clean and saturated, which is how all work should be! See more at www.TheFashionRadio.com 

By: Sir Fashion

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The Begining of Coffee Grounds ( Austin Tx )

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The start of everything for me.. It was a love story that became just that; A story. So long ago. The pain is no Longer there, but the adventure did begin from this very moment. It was my dream to have the abilty to share my experience and knowledge. As well bring other’s out about and let everyone know they are not alone. WE all make mistakes, and in due time I wanted to figure out why we do those things and such. I loved Jamie Frost, but did I love her enough to chase her down and prove how much I loved her? No, of course not. I figured she didn’t love me enough to stay and figure things out. Why should I.. See I could go, could’ve or she should bullshit lol. What I did figure out though I needed to search  out why we do the things we do in the name of love. Im so tired of not knowing or feeling empty at moments. Knowing I’m not the only one person out there searching for answers. While thus for many who are dealing with what style they call being in a relationship to trying to do a professional career. For many of us we want both, for many so can’t handle it, while other’s plainly cheat to just lies as well. I never understood why would one lie to that person they supposedly loved or cared about? And  the list goes on with why I created this, Coffee Grounds. I could go on and on, but truely I don’t. I have been asked sooo many times what is Coffee Grounds about? Well here is the starting point of it all, well the video part anyway lol . Much Love and Respect.

Mr.BlackTie Goes Timeless with a Blend of Nature with NokTurnal at WWD Magic ..Project

Spice101While DJing at some very cool spots at downtown locations such as Bonze Café at the Market to new sensation Eureka!; I had the Pleasure of getting a glimpse of Nokturnal Designs while at WWD Magic. Nokturnal is a priceless wooden watch made from 100 percent wood and featured with a Japanese quartz movement. They offer a perfect blend of high fashion, natures truest form with a classic look. A one year limited warranty is standard on every watch they sell. Nokturnal has four styles. One I will go into is the Maple. It’s a hardwood that ranges in color from gold to off white. Many can say they have seen maple being typically a straight grain in maple but waviness isn’t uncommon. It’s mostly as odoriess wood that has been used for hundreds of years in everything from buildings to watches!IMG_20180213_111636

With a lifespan of 300 years and over 200 species it’s a no brainer why Nokturnal picked Maple to be one of the four designs for those of the Fashion and nature world to pick from. To see the other three of four go to www.Nokturnalwatches.com 

Written By: Mr. Black Tie

Mr. Black Tie visits Sourcing at WWD Magic Goes on a Walk London

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One of the finest Brit Family in the business of making, not just GREAT quality shoes for the gents on the go; But well done in creativity and style as well. I had a blast interviewing these gentlemen about their passion, and how family traditions, and family value means everything to them in their business! I have to admit I was shocked that they weren’t at Tent or Project. Walk London shouldn’t be just a booth in the back, which they were.

20180214_122953halfIf anyone has been to Sourcing at Magic it’s stupid big. How many shoes and designs can there be? You’d be bloody shocked of the amount of shoes that are there lol. I rarely go into Sourcing for that damn reason lol. But I saw something that caught my eye at the media room for the press. Walk London’s flyer; It was simple yet, it was stylish. I also meet one of the three partners for Walk London. WALK2

He Simply told me he was one out of three, him, his brother, and his father designs shoes for men. I said I would come by and check it out. And I’m glad I did. I had a story for the day! These are shoe’s that Zappos should have on their website. Seriously Walk London should be in the center of the what’s what, and the must shoes for men. You should have at least one pair of these unique styles in your closet. Don’t get me wrong who don’t like a pair of Nikes or my choice of sneaker Adidas. But as my mum once told me, “A man should have that one Tie that just says everything about himself.” Such is a thought and I feel about a man’s shoes. See more of these great looking shoes www.walklondonshoes.co.uk/ plus see the video of interview right here below .

Written By: Mr. Black Tie

Rebel Spirit A Royal Way Of Life …at Project Las Vegas Fashion Week ..!

 

 

 

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In 2010, a Rebel Spirit Street Team was formed to hit some of the busiest cities in order to party with the locals and to give away tons of money, Rebel Spirit “CASH” to be exact. This Year Rebel Spirit Clothing plans on giving away over $20,000.00 in usage Rebel Spirit Dollars (this money can only be spent on the Rebel Spirit Clothing website, but the customers do not have to buy anything in order to use the Rebel Spirit Dollars). You can find our street team walking in the downtown area of Hollywood, California mixing it up with the people, passing out Rebel Spirit Dollars, taking pictures with people, doing live photo shoots and hitting some of the busiest clubs. Rebel Spirit Clothing has armed itself with one of the sexiest groups ever assembled for a street team. Using our models that have been hand selected by Mr. Green of the Rockstars of Photography, our street team is sure to turn a few heads. Using the resources of one of our county’s leading entertainment websites, clubdistrict.com has joined the Rebel Spirit cause for “A ROYAL WAY OF LIFE”. Clubdistrict.com has opened the doors to the nightlife that our team craves. It’s VIP status all the way. Once the Rebel Spirit Street Team arrives at the club they are taken to their pre-loaded table where they will find drinks and thousands of Rebel Spirit Dollars to share with everyone.

 

Becoming a member of Rebel Spirit Street Team takes a real love and understanding to “A Royal Way of Life”. It doesn’t just mean sexy people, parties and drinking. It means much more. Our team’s dedication to the cause goes much further than that. Yes, they hit the clubs in order to pass out thousands of dollars a night, but the team also attends events that give back to communities and charity foundations. Our street team helps to raise thousands of US Dollars by participating in these charity events such as walking for breast cancer, feeding the homeless and even cleaning up local communities. I am telling you, our street team is simply the best rounded team ever assembled. So if you are planning on becoming a member of the Rebel Spirit Street team, make sure you bring your A-GAME because you will be asked to show it every time!

By Sir Fashion see more fashion at http://www.thefashionradio.com

Horiyoshi III Legacy Comes to Life in the Fashion World at Vegas Fashion Week at Project

 

 

Master Horiyoshi III Nakano Yoshihito was born on the 9th of March 1946 in Japan Tattooing traditional Japanese Irezumi including drawing and painting for over 40 years one can say that he has reached an impressive level in his craft and as an artist today. He is probably the most famous Japanese tattooist worldwide and has tattooed renowned movie- and rock-stars in his career. For decades he became known as the ambassador of Japanese traditional Irezumi tattooing. Befriending people like Mr. Don Ed Hardy in the early 1980ies he made extensive travels to the west showing his skills and artwork, which was always in high demand.He launched his own exclusive high end clothing line ‘Horiyoshi the third’ in 2009, which immediately took off to be a huge success. The clothing is being sold in selected high class boutiques the world overThe ‘Yokohama Tattoo Museum’ was founded by him in the year 2000. In this he shows his vast collection of artwork and traditional Tattoo artefacts from all over the world. He is in close collaboration with the ‘National Amsterdam Tattoo’ Museum founded by his long time friend Henk Schiffmacher in 2011.

 

The book publications connected to Mr. Horiyoshi III are countless. His productivity is so immense that his senior apprentice Alexander Reinke Horikitsune and Matti Sedholm Horimatsu founded the ‘Kofuu-Senju Publications’ company in 2010 in Horiyoshi III’s name. Their goal is to produce legendary, quality looks on the subjects of Irezumi, Zen and Japanese Culture in general under chairmanship of Horiyoshi III.

It was really cool to have had th chance to do a interview, I do hope to get to a do a editorial photo shoot! I love those Designs!

By Sir Fashion see more fashion at http://www.thefashionradio.com

Brinko Ties Project..Magic ..Las Vegas Fashion Week ..

Brinko Ties is the joint effort of Bethany Brinko and Elizabeth Sutherlin who were inspired by fashion designer, collector and grandmother, Maria Victoria Brinko. Maria was born and raised in New York City where she was a woman before her time and was always thinking about fashion in a smart way. Her designs were based on great technical skill and flattering cuts for the woman’s figure.
In an age when men dominated the scene, Maria was studying at FIT, working and living in New York as a successful businesswoman. Maria worked as a personal director for some of the largest department stores of that time. Never satisfied with the ordinary, Maria took old ideas and made them new, wearing men’s ties accentuated with sparkling brooches. From a young age Bethany and her Grandma shared a strong and unique bond. Bethany would beg her Grandmother to tell her stories of her time in New York, and was inspired by Maria’s strength, skill, intelligence, innovation and creativity.
When Bethany and Elizabeth were introduced they were in college. Fashion was their first connection. Bethany was wearing one of her Grandma Maria’s pieces and Elizabeth immediately inquired about it. That was the conversation that started a long friendship and now a business partnership. Bethany and Elizabeth took Maria’s courage and creativity and turned it into something truly made for women, a woman’s tie, structured like a necklace and each accentuated by a handpicked vintage brooch. A deliberately chosen button serves as the closure both for aesthetics and ease of wear, making this more of a hybrid between a tie, a scarf and a necklace. The business also now expands to include a revolutionary take on classic men’s neck wear by thoughtfully incorporating new fabrics to bring a fresh face to traditional style.
Grandma Maria passed away just a year ago but her spirit carries on. Now Elizabeth and Bethany are bringing to fruition a blended vision of three women. We hope you like it, and know that each tie is it’s own piece of art made just for you see more fashion atttp://www.TheFashionRadio.com 

By Sir Fashion

Keepers Clothing (Austin, TX ) Don’t Be just another Ducky in the Pond.!

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The average look isn’t in anymore, no longer the plain shirts or boring ass ties and un-stylish jeans. large-post-content-text”>means go fucking beyond Levis and Dickies ). The look for the men of fashion, which goes for those who are not gay as well lol!

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The look that is in now is the dashing look of poise and grace. The jacket to be is the ubiquitous, two-button jacket and neat, sleek, white pocket squares are the perfect look for the new season. Another look that is soooo making it’s way is a must, the spread collar shirts, especially those with designs, they go well with solid suits jacket without the ties.Yet a solid, vibrant tie does goes well with nice creased slacks, gives the sharp, elegant look for a gent on the move, yet conservative enough for the work place and hot enough to simply put on a sports jacket and would be ready to go out clubbing..205651_214865055193973_4038100_n

Oh yes, this New Years fashion for men is going to be smashing very much indeed.
You can’t go wrong with International Designers Giani Manzoni (fantastic value for made in Italy) Ermenegildo Zegna formal wear second to none. (In my opinion) also Italo Ferretti and Brioni which many don’t know, these are all tailored formal wear.Now with such includes Eton formal shirts to Carrot and Gibbs bow ties and vests, and shoe designs by Cole Hahn, Bruno Magil and my favorite To Boot New York. If one must even go to step up stairs on the fashion food chain keeper of Austin, TX have em. Brioni, Jhane Barnes, Emenegildo Zegna and of course Versace. If your going to go all out with your fashion taste and style.201507_214865058527306_584784_o

Do it with Keepers of Austin, “Keepers also have something for the adventuring Gentlemen as well. For those who are casual and sporty, once again Emenegildo Zegna this time sport wear (Reside the master’s of fashion) Tailorbyrd sports shirts, A.G Premium Denim, HITL, Burberry, and another favorite of mine, Robert Garhan and Lorenzini. Keeper’s hip, stylish, accessible, you’ll look like you’ve spent a million bucks on yourself, but in truth you’ll spend slightly less.The best part they are open from 10 am to 6 pm, 6 days a week. And if you need a private session, other hours for an appointment is available. Since 1995 they’ve been dedicated to making gentlemen looking good. By Sir Fashion see more fashion at http://www.thefashionradio.com