Archive for the 'My Brand' Category

16
Nov
09

a start of something epic…

Have you ever felt a feeling that something that you are planning to do is going to be so huge that you feel it before you even go through with that idea? .. I can vouch for this.

( Wale and Pharrell banging in the background as i type this. )

The Supreme Tour was just an idea back in 2008, I had a feeling about it, but not as big as the feeling that I carry now. I was blessed with a new family member by my good friend Myron(What up Myron!), this blessing is the new family member to the Supreme Tour, Brandon Crenshaw. Welcome to family B! Good things are on the horizon for the two of us. Brandon and i have been conversing for the past two weeks on how to make Supreme Tour bigger and better. I didnt even know this guy, but the first time we discussed fashion and how we both got into the love for fashion our minds both instantly connected on a fashion level. It’s rare to find people who share the same; fashion and business sense as you. Fashion is the new herb, it brings people together as one! so im thankful to have someone in my circle that shares the same driven mental as me. “In order to progress in life period, you need good people to surround yourself with”.

The Supreme Tour is under reconstruction at the moment. I really dont want to speak on the progress, but you cool with me so ill let you in on some classified information.. Supreme Tour is progressing into Cut n Sew garments. We havent forgot the basics that we have instilled in the first  season; simple but bold. Speaking of the first season, I want to personally thank everyone who has supported me and my dreams, it shows me that you believe in me and my vision. So thank you. I hope you are able to stay with me on my journey. 

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Brandon, in all seriousness is a talented individual. Going to school at the Art institute of Atlanta, working in a Atlanta boutique, and still have time to indulge in sewing clothing. Not to mention having side hustles; sewing hand-woven tags for local clothing lines, in progressing of doing his own clothing line with his girlfriend, designing for dillards here in Little Rock, and last, designing clothing for movies. You have to respect this man. I was put here to inspire others but, i cant sit here and lie, im inspired by him. Some of his talent and drive has flew into my soul. Im not saying, im not driven or have a lack of talent all im saying is, it’s a good thing to have people who help motivate you. Because, when you do things on your own, it causes a lot of stress. Trust me, i know. I really dont know much about the young lady that is in the photo above on the right, but this is his girlfriend, she’s talented a lso. I was told she is no rookie on the sewing machine, she can sew anything. So ladies, you’ll have some classic garments to wear as well.

 Drake,

VISUALIZE. CREATE. GO FORTH.

 

22
Oct
09

reign supreme.

This supreme life is truthful to me, even for my little cousin. Its meant to be. I really didnt see the meaning behind her ribbon until she sat on my knee, when i did see the meaning it was like this feeling that came through my soul, like the meaning behind this ribbon spoke so loud to me that i couldnt deny it. by this, i had to capture the whole feeling through this portrait.

After waking up from a long friday night, i had to go support my little cousins at their first pageant. Models in the making? I believe so. I never been to a kid’s pagent in my life, no pageant for that matter,  the whole atmosphere was positive but, when i first walked in im looking around, saying to myself, “this is crazy!” because i didnt even know they had things like this for kids. just imagine the Ms. USA pageant but for little kids, crazy right? im talking bout kids with hair pieces on, heavy make-up, and wedding dresses. they were serious too! but, back to my little cousin. this was her first pageant and she did good, so good that she came home with all of the awards in her category! support the kids, they need it. while she was walking towards me leaving the stage with her ribbons around her, the only ribbon that stood out to me was this blue and silver “Supreme Winner” ribbon. dont get me wrong i congratulated her on all of her winnings, but this one was the most important.

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The reason why it spoke so loud to me is because, this statement, “Supreme Winner” defines my brand as a whole. We just want to win in life, by being supreme. Erasing failure and losing from our mentality. Being a champion is not just about winning, but for more realistic approach a champion is a person who fights for or defends any person or cause. I wont go in on the previous sentence too much, because it defines itself. The concept behind my brand is being superior, the highest ranked. i know when your eyes read the word superior, you may get the feeling that we’re trying to be higher and better than everyone else and this is not the case. to me, superior means being the best and highest in what WE do, and in our selves. not the world. If we did reign supreme over the world it wouldnt be the human, but our knowledge. “Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone”. creating superior clothing is the main focus, but being superior doesnt just fall under the fashion aspect; being supreme in life, being a superior man, and being a supreme leader is involved with the Supreme Tour. Reign Supreme..

In history, reigning Supreme was embodied with the Kings. Let me try to break this down. We were all descendants of royal egyptian kings and queens, by knowing this, this whole vibe and feeling is helping shape and mold the Supreme Tour into something so deep that one wouldnt realize it until it was brought to their attention.  

Thank you,

Drake.

19
Aug
09

camera lens zooms from a mile away…

Finally got around to uploading those portraits i was telling you about on the below post. These portraits you see here were chose from 120 photos and counting. Of course I couldn’t upload them all on here so, I  chose the best ones, that actually spoke to me. Hope you enjoy the viewing pleasure.

Me and my circle of friends had fun being creative and using our creative minds to produce these good photos. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of work was put in before the fun though. I decided to take a little break from the business aspect of my clothing line, and decided to text; Money, Drew, and Brandon to see if they wanted to take some pictures in the new Supreme Tour apparel. When four creative minds come together this is the outcome. Help from the man above, each day that we decided to snap photos, the sun was always shining on us. the weather was amazing.. a little hot, but other than that we couldn’t complain. But, before we were able to be productive, we had to stop by McDonald’s to fuel our minds. Because, a empty stomach and hot weather doesn’t mix at all. Making it back to the beautiful scenery, the creativity sparked. After, spending at least four hours shooting pictures and being drained from the sun, the creativity came to a end.

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thank you,

Drake.

12
Aug
09

the only reason i got through.

Today started early, and quickly turned busy. Me and Drew had planned to go to this beautiful scenery today to shoot a few pictures and to record a little interview that’s going to be in the video I’m throwing together. THE LOOK BOOK PHOTOS, PHOTOS WE SHOT TODAY, AND THE BEHIND THE SCENES/ MY LIFE STORY WILL BE POSTED ON HERE SHORTLY. Waking up at 8:00 AM, waffles and turkey bacon was the only thing I had to fuel my system. Still feeling tired, I stopped by my local shell  gas station to pick up this drink that I’ve been drinking lately. Arizona Rx Energy Herbal Tonic. This is the only reason I made it through the day.

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Thank you,

Drake.

07
Aug
09

east coast love.

 It seems like I almost forgot about the blog. I have a few things in the works right now, this is the only reason why I haven’t been updating lately. The madness is almost finished. Photo shoots. Videos. And just business, period.

East coast love. A original friend of mines moved to the east coast like in the 8th grade? We still keep in touch, we both send a blackberry messages every now and then. Nick, what up family?! My brain is on overload right now, and some how it slipped my mind that I needed to send him his Supreme Tour apparel, and a few stickers. So I finally got around to it, and went to the post office to ship him his t-shirt. I didn’t know shipping cost were so high. But, putting the shipping cost aside, I still shipped it, the shirt should be at your door step in a few days.! Tell the family I haven’t forgot about them, for me.

Nick, let me know when you want to get those other tees. So we can distribute them in VA. East coast get ready for some classic apparel to come your way.

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thank you,

-Drake.

22
Jul
09

the making of: The supreme tour

 Yesterday was the offical day for the creation of the supreme tour. The new fashion in Arkansas. The new fashion over the world. This day was so huge to me, I’ve been dreaming about this for so long and it finally came true. Me and Matt had a lot of fun creating these shirts in the shop, even though he had to run the screen printing machine, we still managed to crack a few jokes and enjoyed a few laughs. Moments you can cherish. I wont write you to death, so just soak up these few portraits and imagine whats to come.

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The quality is on point, right?

thank you,

Drake.

03
Jul
09

yesterday was a good day.

In the words of the original Ice Cube, ” Today was a good day “…Yesterday was my good day.

This is the day i was referring to on the below post. Yesterday was a kind of a big day, it was more like a busy day. i say it was a good day is because, I finally traveled to the screen printer establishment so i can move forward with my clothing line process on getting everything printed up, therefore i can start sharing my visions with you. My day began at 8 in the morning, fueling off 5 hours of sleep from the night before, with no food in stomach.. just a vitamin water. You have to make sacrifcies right? But, i still managed to finish some last minute editing on a few designs before I emailed them to the printer. After finishing those designs, I did my morning routine and quickly put on some clothes( sooner than later ill be throwing on a Supreme Tour tee ), rushing out the door, I made sure I had my backpack, filled with my; laptop, camera, portfolio, and my FADER magazine. After checking this, i jump into the truck, threw my bag in the back seat, turned my Bob Marley on low, and sped out of my drive-way. I dont know where that line came from..

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Now here comes the fun, most important part of the whole process. Choosing the perfect style of t-shirt and the perfect t shirt colors that mesh well with each specific design. After spending 2 hours in the screen printer place trying to decide on which color t shirts i wanted, Matt from section 8 decided to let me take this color/fabric chart home so i wouldnt rush on finding a color. To let you know i stayed up until 3 in the morning trying to find those colors that i liked, and i did. Going back to the store, I had my colors that i wanted wrote down on some torn notebook paper and gave them to Matt. No lie, this guy has tons of blank t shirts in the back of his shop. Me, wanting the best for my line we decided that I should try on the particular style of t shirt that i wanted. I tried on one black shirt, but it was to slim for me.. so i chose another style in purple, as soon as i threw that tee on i just started smiling..like this is the fit im looking for. Im telling you, these t shirts are the most high quality, the most softest t shirts in the game right now! Feel for yourself..

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We’re almost there people…

thank you,

-Drake.