What Should Be Left In 2012

This Is My Blog, Right. So This Is What I, Felix Dean, Believe Should Be Left In 2012.

So We’ve Had The Olympics, England’s Failure At The European Championships, And The Anti Climatic Prediction By The Mayans That The World Was Going To End. And Let Me Put It Out There, If Anyone Genuinely Believed That – You Should Be Left In 2012. Along With Memories Previously Mentioned Here’s What I Think Should Be Left In 2012. In No Order.

1. Cuffed Jeans Or Chinos – Look They Initially Seemed A Good Idea. Especially If You Want To Show Off Your New Puma Suedes. Yet, They Look So Cheap. The Invention Of ‘Pin Rolling’ (Defined By Myself As – Using Your Trouser, Folded In A Certain Way, To Clench Your Ankle Which Allows Your Trainers To Be On Full Show) Buried The Cuffed Alternative Six Feet Under. So If You’re Still Wearing Them Now. Leave Them In 2012.

Cuffed Chinos. Leave Them In 2012.

Cuffed Chinos. Leave Them In 2012.

2. Mobile Phones In Profile Pictures – Look, Surely There Is Someone; A Friend, Your Mum, Your Cat Or Dog Who Can Take The Picture For You. Unless You Keep On Asking The Mirror On The Wall Who’s The Most Beautiful Of Them All. And It Probably Isn’t You. Leave Them In 2012.

3. Studs – Studs Fascinated Me When I Saw One Or Two People Wearing Them. It Felt Like They Had Genuinely Gone Out Of Their Way To Customize They’re Clothing. Innovative. Now They’re Being Reeled Out Of A Factory In China & Being Sold To Polly & Tanya In Primark. The Creativity Has Been Taken Out Of Them. And Wearing Them Now Shows A Limited Creativity & High Levels Of Conformity. The Nail In The Coffin Was While At A Hip Hop Party, A Friend Approached Me Who I Have Never Seen Out Before. I Was Blinded By A Light Coming From His Head. He Was Wearing What I Presumed Was A SnapBack Covered, And When I Mean Covered I Mean Covered In Silver Studs. Leave Them In 2012.

Studs. Leave Them In 2012.

Studs. Leave Them In 2012.

4. Burgundy Trousers – To Be Honest, Burgundy Trousers Should Have Been Left In The First Half Of 2012. Their Credibility Dropped As The Year Went On. They Had Their Time. Their Time Ended. Like Every Trend It Will Come Around Again, So Maybe Put Them In The Attic And Bring Them Out At A Much Later Date. Leave Them In 2012.

5. YOLO Clothing – Look… Just Look… You’re Not About This Life. Take Off Your T-Shirt, Go Home And Play On A Games Console. I Needn’t Say Anymore. Please Just Take My Advice. Leave Them In 2012.

6. Shoulder Or Elbow Patches – Again, It Just Looks Cheap. I Don’t Think There Is A More Played Out Design This Year Than Elbow Patches. On Blazers. Jumpers. Knitwear. I Wouldn’t Be Surprised If River Island Tried To Incorporate An Elbow Patch Onto A Vest. Leave Them In 2012.

Shoulder Or Elbow Patches. Leave Them In 2012.

Shoulder Or Elbow Patches. Leave Them In 2012.

7. Having A Digital SLR Around Your Neck – No One Looks At You Anymore Like ‘Okay, I See You Bruh With That Canon’ – I Look Upon Those Who Still Carry Their Camera Around Their Neck With Pity And  Think ‘Your Neck Is Definitely Hurting’ – Most People Now Have A Decent Camera. We Don’t Need To See It Constantly Mate. Seeing The Pictures You Actually Take Might Be Interesting Though, Are There Any? Leave Them In 2012.

8. Superdry – Sorry. I Know Most Of You Probably Own An Item Of Superdry Clothing, But It’s Boring As Fuck. Over Priced For What It Is. And Every Body Wears It. Personally I See No Attraction To The Brand. ‘Pop Down To Your Local TK Max For Amazing Offers On Superdry T-Shirts, Starting From £4.99’… Superdry. Leave Them In 2012.

9. Memes – ‘Bitches Be Like… *Inserts Desperate Attempt To Gain One More Follower*’ – I Haven’t Seen One That Is Mildly Amusing. And Most People Stoop Low Enough To Joke About Poverty, Racial Issues Or Make Sexist Remarks. Clever. Leave Them In 2012.

10. Double Denim – There Is No Way That Double Denim Will Ever Be Ridden Of Properly. As Denim Jackets & Jeans Will Always Be Sold. I Think It’s When Matching Double Denim Is Worn (Namely True Religion) That I Cringe & Break Down. Leave It In 2012.

And There We Have It, My List Of 10 Things That… WAIT A MINUTE – There’s A Number 11 On This List…

11. Nike Blazers – This Is The Story… I Leave A Party, And There’s A Man Handing Out Flyers About His Forthcoming Rave, He Approaches Three Girls, They Don’t Seem Too Interested – He Then Tries To Win Them Over By “*Points At Red Blazers On His Feet* Come On I’m Wearing Blazers And There Will Be Lots Of Boys In Blazers There”… What The Actual Fuck. So Yeah, EVERY Chuck And Larry Own A Pair Of Blazers Now. So Ditch Them & Get Creative. Leave Them In 2012.

Nike Blazers. Leave Them In 2012.

Nike Blazers. Leave Them In 2012.

So That Concludes My List Of What Should Not Be Following Us Into The New Year. If I Offended Anyone. Tough Shit.

Peace & Power

@FeFeDean

Greenwich Photography

The Other Day, While Waiting For A Friend – I Seem To Spend Half My Life Waiting – I Decided To Take Out My D550 And Use The Opportunity To Take Some Pictures Lookin’ Across The Thames.

Now – I Usually Edit My Pictures A Little Bit; However I’ve Decided To Post The Raw Pictures – See What You Think…

 

Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf

 

Light x Canary Wharf

 

Lost...

 

Trees

 

 

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Hope You Enjoyed The Pictures.

 

Peace & Power

 

@FeFeDean

Lost In Translation

Lost In Translation.

I Take Photographs, I’m Not A Photographer.

I Write Words, I’m Neither A Poet Or A Rapper.

I Have An Imagination That Occasionally Runs Wild, I’m Not A Creative.

I Love Music, I’m Not A DJ.

What Am I…

Lost. Yes.

Lately, My Mind Has Been Running Wild With Ideas For Short Films, Photo Shoots And Clothing Designs.

The Only Problem Is They Tend To Lose Their Impetus When I Either Try To Explain To Others, Or Put Onto Paper.

Now This Is A Problem. As Ideas That I Believe Will Make An Impact Inevitably Don’t.

Take A Short Film For Example. Of Which I Have Considered Making Numerous Times.. Many Ideas However Aren’t Understood Until They Are Seen, Completed. Right? So I Think That Maybe I Should Go Forth With Making The Film. But Wait, I’m Not A Camera Man. And Nor Do I Want To Become A Jack Of All Trades Without Mastering My Craft. Which Is What? I Ask Myself Daily. So – Ideas Are Put On Hold, Or Forgotten. I Think For Creative Work It Is Essential That Who You Are Working With Shares The Same Vision And Fully Buys Into The Idea. Or The Work Will Not Reflect The Imagination And Thought Processes Put Into It.

So, Is This A Psychological Problem? And Maybe It Needs Me Just To Step Out Of My Comfort Zone And Go For It Just The Once. And Then I’ll Have The Confidence In The Future?

Or Is It Something Else. Something, Someone Telling Me To Store Ideas In My Head & I Will One Day Be In A Position, Or Meet Someone Who Thinks The Same Way As Me And We’ll Put Ideas Into Practice.

This Thought Has Been Mulling Over In My Mind For A While. So Yeah. Help Me.

Peace & Power

@FeFeDean

Christmas Thoughts

Today I Woke Up To A Stocking At The End Of My Bed. Many Friends Laugh At The Fact That My Family Still Do Stockings For Each Other. How Amusing. In It Is Small Gifts That ‘Father Christmas’ Provided Me With, Including; Fabric Dye, Jonkanoo Pepper Sauce & A Gillette Razor To Name A Few. All Low Cost, Yet Perfect.

At The Age of 21 What Do I Really Need For Christmas. I Pay My Mum Rent For Goodness Sake. All I Asked For Was Pharrell Williams Latest Book ‘Pharrell: Places And Spaces I’ve Been’ And Guess What…

Places And Spaces I've Been

Places And Spaces I’ve Been

 

Family. Right, So As Stated Earlier I’m 21. And Present Become Harder To Come By. In My Family All The Adults – This Is My First Year Of Being Called An Adult *Raises Eyebrows* – Make Each Other A Present. Names Are Put Into A Hat. And Whoever You Pull Out, You Make A Present For Them. My Grandma Pulled My Name Out And What Followed Made Me Smile…

Happy Crimbo FeFe

Happy Crimbo FeFe

Khaki Beanie

Special

Black

Christmas Dinner. My Step Dads Specialty. Conversations Revolved Around Our 2013 Plans. Mine Was Too Move Out. We Spoke About Wherever In The World We Are, We Should Plan To Be Together At Christmas. I Asked About Even When I Have A Girlfriend Or A Wife. Step Dad Said Yes, As Long As She Can Cook – Mother Replied “We Probably Wouldn’t Get A Roast” – Are You Implying Something Mother? – Yes, My Family Know Of My Love For Black Females. Oh We Ate Christmas Dinner While Listening To The Foreign Exchange – Authenticity Album…

Dinner Is Served

 

Who's Hungry

 

Let That Boy Eat

 

Okay Okay – I Didn’t Even Get On To Talking About What I Wanted To. Fuck It. It’s Christmas. MERRY CHRISTMAS Kings & Queens

Peace & Power

Oh – Bump This Tonight & Spark Up A Blunt For Me – Smoke DZA – Christmas In The Trap – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5O68mZ30YM

Inside The Mind Of MeLo 3

So Yesterday The God God @MeLoXTRA Released His Third Mixtape In The Series Entitled ‘Inside The Mind Of MeLo 3′

Now, I’ve Been A MeLo Fan For A Long While Now. And On His Recent Tour Of Europe I Spoke With Him (and Jesse Boykins) On One Of Their Visits To The Ever Popular Brixton Village. To The Shop @United80 To Be Precise. We Spoke About Music, Future Collaborations And Releases etc.

That Was On A Thursday, And That Sunday They Both Performed At The Jazz Cafe, Camden.

I Was In Attendance, With My Trustworthy Canon D550 Snappin’ Away.

Last Time They Performed I Captured Some Great Shots That Were Shared On Both Of Their Tumblr Pages. This Time Around Was No Different… I Thought Nothing Of It.

Then, Out Of Nowhere I Randomly Woke To A DM On Twitter From MeLo Himself Asking Whether He Could Use A Picture I Took As His Cover For His Next Release. I Was GASSED And Of Course Said Yes…

So Yesterday The Tape Was Released. And My Picture Was Used.

Inside The Mind Of MeLo3

Inside The Mind Of MeLo 3

 

Download The Tape Here. The Music Is Beautiful. http://www.okayplayer.com/news/melo-x-inside-the-mind-of-melo-3-mixtape.html

 

Peace & Power

 

@FeFeDean

Christmas Shopping

So… The Time Has Come For Christmas Presents To Be Purchased. It’s A Lot More Interesting & Exciting Buying For Friends Rather Than Family…

Being A Student, The Budget Is Limited So Finding A Bargain Is Essential.

Last Sunday Me & @RappaChick Were On A Mission To Find Presents For @OhDearArtist And @Kendrick_3000 – The End Result Was A Fail. Though We Did Both End Up With New Items Of Clothing Ourselves. I Got A Leather Nautica Jacket For £15 From Rokit And She Got A Random Mac From Rokit Again For £15.

So, Here Is A List Of 10 Christmas Presents That I Believe Will Go Down A Treat With Anyone, In No Particular Order…

1. Pharrell: Places And Spaces I’ve Been Book By Rizzoli

http://www.urbanindustry.co.uk/product/pharrell-places-and-spaces-i-ve-been-book-by-rizzoli-mint.asp

Last Year It Was Jay-Z's Decoded Book That Everyone Wanted. Now It's Pharrells Turn. With The Cover Available In Three Different Colours (Like The In My Mind Album) Any Music, Or Fashion Enthusiast Will Appreciate This

Last Year It Was Jay-Z’s Decoded Book That Everyone Wanted. Now It’s Pharrells Turn. With The Cover Available In Three Different Colours (Like The In My Mind Album) Any Music, Or Fashion Enthusiast Will Appreciate This

 

2. Dope Chef – American Gangster T-Shirt

http://www.dopechef.tv/productview.php?l=&i=981

New T-Shirt From The 'Dope Chef Xmas Crack Head Collection' - Made In Extremely Limited Numbers, So Bound To Sell Out Quickly. Text Santa ASAP If You Want This.

New T-Shirt From The ‘Dope Chef Xmas Crack Head Collection’ – Made In Extremely Limited Numbers, So Bound To Sell Out Quickly. Text Santa ASAP If You Want This.

 

3. QUEENS – Limited Edition: Made You Look Varsity Jacket

http://crownthequeens.bigcartel.com/product/limited-edition-made-you-look-varsity-jacket

Being Released On December The 15th. This Extremely Limited Edition Varsity By Queens Will Fly. Ladies You Need This. Males. Your Lady Needs This.

Being Released On December The 15th. This Extremely Limited Edition Varsity By Queens Will Fly. Ladies You Need This. Males. Your Lady Needs This.

 

4. Jesse Boykins & MeLo-X – Zulu Guru

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Melo+x+Jesse+Boykins

The Latest Release By Jesse Boykins & MeLo-X Combines Jesses Melodic Voice With MeLos Hard Hitting Raps. With Features From Many Members Of The Romantic Movement This Is A Must Have CD For Any Music Lover.

The Latest Release By Jesse Boykins & MeLo-X Combines Jesses Melodic Voice With MeLos Hard Hitting Raps. With Features From Many Members Of The Romantic Movement This Is A Must Have CD For Any Music Lover.

 

5. Carhartt – Anglistic Sweater a/w 12

http://www.meetbernard.com/shop/catalogue/knitwear/carhartt/anglistic_sweater_a_w12/blue_heather

Everyone Needs A Nice Piece Of Knitwear For The Coming Cold Months, And This Piece From Carhartt Doesn't Disappoint. For Men. Though Would Look Cute Oversized On Females.

Everyone Needs A Nice Piece Of Knitwear For The Coming Cold Months, And This Piece From Carhartt Doesn’t Disappoint. For Men. Though Would Look Cute Oversized On Females.

 

6. BAPE – Check Short Umbrella

http://eu.bape.com/

Rain Is Expected. Protect Yourself And Be The Envy Of Of Other 'Brolly Owners.

Rain Is Expected. Protect Yourself And Be The Envy Of Of Other ‘Brolly Owners.

 

7. Another Batch – The Navajo Sweatshirt

http://www.anotherbatch.bigcartel.com/product/the-navajo-sweatshirt

The Latest Release From 'Another Batch' - Stand Out In The Crowd And Support An Up & Coming UK Brand

The Latest Release From ‘Another Batch’ – Stand Out In The Crowd And Support An Up & Coming UK Brand

 

8. Apple – iPad Mini

http://store.apple.com/uk/buy/home/shop_ipad/family/ipad_mini?afid=p219%7CGOUK&cid=AOS-UK-KWG-UK_iPad_mini

The Priciest Item On The List. Though An Essential For Anyone Who Claims They Are Busy. Email. Tweet. Take Pictures. You Name It.

The Priciest Item On The List. Though An Essential For Anyone Who Claims They Are Busy. Email. Tweet. Take Pictures. You Name It.

 

9. Diamond Supply Co. – Camo Fold Beanie in Camo/Black

http://diamondsupplyco.3dcartstores.com/Camo-Fold-Beanie-in-CamoBlack_p_2322.html

Personally, The Camo Frenzy Will Soon Leave Us Behind. Though Minimal Pieces Will Be Spotted Everywhere.

Personally, The Camo Frenzy Will Soon Leave Us Behind. Though Minimal Pieces Will Be Spotted Everywhere.

 

10. Vans – California Sk8-Hi Reissue Leather, Dress Blue & Port

http://www.endclothing.co.uk/gifts/gifts-under-100/vans-california-sk8-hi-reissue.html

Leather. Sk8-Hi. With The Most Beautiful Colour-way. You Can't Go Wrong With These.

Leather. Sk8-Hi. With The Most Beautiful Colour-way. You Can’t Go Wrong With These.

 

Okay, So There’s My 10 Must Have Items This Christmas

Happy Christmas…

@FeFeDean

Peace & Power