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a stylized look at “glory” by ryan leslie

i’ve always felt that there is a greater connection between sound & image, beyond what is common knowledge. ryan leslie is an artist that has created a path & broke new ground in the process. allowing the outside world to watch him at work through production videos on youtube, leslie has largely contributed to the digital age of music, redefining the internet hustle for many artists waiting for their chance to enter the music game. in releasing his latest single & video component, ryan introduces a new sound, new image & redefined confidence on “glory”. with lyrical references to pacman & miles davis- leslie mirrors elements of each named character in presenting a hungry rap flow with a moody blues undertone. like every ryan leslie record, the track is self-produced & sees leslie being backed by an operatic male choir on the hook, allowing the feeling of glorified composition to be more clearly felt. visually, the video gives you a taste of what it’s like to be in the presence of a performer like leslie; clips from his european tour & stateside gigs are seen throughout as girls scream & supermodels sear across the screen. stylistically, ryan is inspired by balmain homme- think leather coats, boots, distressed denim, that rugged aesthetic. successfully, a clear vision is translated & adds greater depth of mystery to what leslie has in store for a july 4th release. marking a new era of independence, ryan has come a long way & seen many moments of transition in the process. as an artist that understands that les is more, some of the greatest production work has been birthed through leslie who composes, writes & performs all of his music. to purchase “glory” on itunes, you may do so here.     

the face of fashion blogging: a high level summary

the stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010,
and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.


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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 450,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 19 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 1458 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 3912 posts.

The busiest day of the year was October 2nd with 47,190 hits. The most popular post that day was christian dior denim model identification.


The top referring sites in 2010 were twitter.com, en.wordpress.com, facebook.com, Google Reader, and trendencias.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for daniel turner model, male models, jeremy danté, jesus luz, and baptiste giabiconi.


These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


christian dior denim model identification October 2010


about the author
September 2008


the face
July 2009

4 jeremydante tv February 2009

the blog post heard ’round the world