Melodies by MJB

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The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige lends her Midas touch to the world of fashion for the release of her own sunglass line, “Melodies” by MJB.

The debut collection, launched in Fall 2010, features four styles in 20 varied colors all created by Mage Design. The bold and fierce frame shapes mirror the oversized, chic pairs worn by Mary throughout her career.

Styles “Uptown” and “Broadway” are an ode to the oversized and cat eye frames of the 60s with a strong Jackie O persona. Voluptuous sizing, bold lens shapes, and, of course, a diva attitude are essential for these styles.” Mary J Blige.

Available at Macy’s & Sunglass Hut.

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By:      10:31      

Citroén Numéro 9

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Citroen Numero 9 concept was announced earlier this year and unveiled at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show in April. The new vehicle will join the current DS line-up, including the DS3, DS4, and DS5. The Numero 9 previews the styling cues of the next three models in the line: a C-segment premium sedan, an SUV, and a D-segment executive saloon.
I just came across this nice little video that was put together 3 months ago in France by a great creative team, and thought i would share the splendid visuals. Enjoy!

Numéro 9 from Laurent Nivalle on Vimeo.

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FASHION ICONS

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Last month Joanna Avillez and Refinery 29 teamed up to create a collection of illustrations based off some of the most influential personalities in the fashion industry.

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Shift takes Gold at X Games Freestyle

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Shift dominated this year’s X Games Freestyle moto competition, covering the backs of first time gold winner Taka Higashino, “Twitch”, and Blake “Bilko” Williams. In collaboration with Shift’s creative team, Mage Design created the new Shift styles and graphics for their 2012 lineup, including the camo printed gear seen below.

Commenters on vitalmx.com’s message boards have been raving over the new look for Shift. Here is some of our favorite feedback from the board:

“It’s about time the gear companys got it right with going old school.”
“Shift has the best looking stuff out there bar none.”
“Diggin the 97′-style Fro Camo gear. Classic, indeed.”
“Nice clean lines…no clown shit.”

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F/W 2011 Burton Collection with Adidas Originals

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Mage Design’s crew worked in close partnership with Burton’s VP of Creative, Greg Dacyshyn and the Adidas group to produce an outerwear and apparel collection for the duo’s second collaboration together.

The 2011 collection theme, “Peak Lodge” blends the aesthetics of both labels, with inspiration from 90′s snowboarding by pairing tech details with classic lifestyle prints and graphics. Available at Burton flagships and select Adidas flagship and wholesale stores worldwide.

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Neil Krug- Mirrors

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Neil Krug is an artist based in Los Angeles known for having photographed and art directed campaigns for such bands as My Chemical Romance, Ratatat, Devendra Banhart or Ladytron. His latest collection of images, titled Mirrors, places these reflective elements in the middle of deserted landscapes. The outcome: pieces of light and futuristic brightness playing with American national bird.

via Trendland

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IVI Vision

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From idea to inception, Mage Design has played a key role in the creation of IVI (pronounced “eye-vee”) – a new eyewear brand that represents an elevation in street and skate inspired lifestyle fashion. IVI sunglasses combine premium materials and sophisticated, iconic lines with unique features and details.

Also fronted by Pete Fox and Rob Dyrdek, the brand’s creative visionary is Jerome Mage, owner and wolf pack leader to Mage Design. Our team’s pursuits for directional branding and a consistent, technical excellence in eyewear have achieved such products and marketing materials including: branding concept creation, packaging and product design, graphic content and beyond…

For more information about IVI Vision, visit: www.ivivision.com

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Technique: Simple, Respectful and Courteous

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It all started when Lee Jeffries went to London to photograph a marathon, on the day before the race he decided to try some street photography. “Naively I trained my long lens on a young homeless girl huddled in a sleeping bag across the street. She spotted me of course and started to shout grabbing the attention of passersby. Immediately embarrassed, every fiber was telling me to turn around and walk away. I didn’t. Instead choosing to walk over, apologize and strike up a conversation. She inadvertently redefined my approach and sharpened my focus to something much more intimate.”

His perception about the homeless completely changed after that, and they quickly became the subjects of his art.  Read more about the photographer here

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