Friday, August 26, 2011
Through this journey that I have been embarking on, I have met some extremely interesting people. People who have motivated me to be the best at whatever it is that I choose to embark on. In this case: Fashion. I live for style and aesthetic. I embrace everything that feeds positivity into my universe. I have gained a wealth of knowledge, style, desire, passion and what I pray to be life long friendships. I think I got my swagger back *not that I ever lost it*.
This song is from a good friend that has contributed to this journey when it mattered the most. Enjoy, listen to the lyrics...they're heavy! I owe you one bro!!
jag saint joi...be heard, bespoke
Monday, June 13, 2011
More recently, trousers just speak to me! Well, since we're being candid and honest, I didn't completely get rid of denim; I just thought it would be cool to make some denim trousers.
The thing is, I get bored with the same look from time to time, so I like to experiment with new looks, but keep it sensible and original. My style varies, so the quirkiest things sometimes irk me. Little things must be in order or I'd go crazy. From the way I wear my pants right below or on my hips. How the opening of the hem of my pant must be a min and sometimes a max of 8" wide. Even my shirt can't go past a certain length, it has to fall past my hips comfortably. Wow, am I really that weird? I guess I am. It made me who I am today... Jag Saint Joi! It is what it is.
I understand that a distinction in the designer of a brand speaks to the instinct in their vision when creating; it's essential to be in-tuned. Gon get you some knowledge, I’m selling it for color thread and needles.
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
New logo, more dope pieces, more inspiration and a side split cotton varsity!
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Friday, May 6, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
So this is just a quick video I made, no editting (Sorry, I didn't have my stylist or barber on set... they were on vacation, lol). But this is just a day and life of Jag Saint Joi and the 'Joi' I experience when I go to the fabric store. I was extremely excited at what I found, that I had to record myself because none of my friends would answer their phones... losers, lol. But, I'm happy they didn't answer because I would not have made this video! So thanks to all my awesome non-phone answering friends, lol. You are loved!
But I had to set up this story because this coat is probably one of my favorite coats. I know I say that about all my pieces, but all my pieces are dope tho (pats self on back, Thanks God, you're the greatest!). What can I say *shrugs shoulders*
I'm not a videographer but I can hold down a sewing machine and any kind of fabric and edit, cut, paste, repeat and make up a dope clothing piece in NO time... with a little time left over to do ANOTHER homemade video. Who wants to bet on that? I got $5 on it!!
Be heard, Bespoken... Jag Saint Joi (@jagsaintjoi)
Feel free to comment...I welcome it!
Friday, January 28, 2011
My only regret...I didn’t tag it...lesson learned here...GET DOPER and Tag 'Errthang! Word to the culprit, the brand is Jag Saint Joi FYI, so watch me work because when I see you, I will work you while the crowd watches me (beat the brakes off you, literally, lol (no joke)).
Be heard. Bespoken...Jag Saint Joi (@jagsaintjoi)
Monday, January 10, 2011
One is a dope mistake and the other is meant to purposely be dope. It was definitely a battle to make the choice, listen; it took me a two whole days to make the choice (that's a long time to put creative juices on hold). After I discovered that my style didn’t call for a vest, nor was I about to go and purchase a plethora of hoodies just to make a vest make sense I decided to stick to the plan. In this case my decision ended up being the best decision, only because I made the decision best for me! I went with my gut; my creative juices had blended up a concoction that resulted in a phenomenal winter piece that is once again, one of a kind, unique, functional and a Jag Saint Joi favorite. I say that to say a few things:
(1)Make a decision! Nine(9) times out of ten (10), if you’re confident in your ability, what you see as a failure will be one of your greatest successes...trust me!
(3) This coat is one my favorites because guess what? My mistakes created the details and the details are Jag Saint Joi. I don’t pride myself on making the mistake but I do pride myself on making mistakes. Kinda like falling down 9 times and getting up 10. But this time around, my fall was protected by a leather trimmed, quilted down denim coat with navy suede elbow patches...LOL (sorry I had to laugh, it sounded fresh typing it)
-Leather trimmed pockets
-Leather adjustable wrist tabs
-Denim piping on inner lining
-Suede elbow patches
-Bamboo toggle buttons (collar stays)
-Functional Collar that operates in 3 different uses
...Any questions?? I mean really, really dude!!
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Yessss! Jag Saint Joi is STILL in full effect! You didn't think I was done did you? Naw, you gotta know better then that. Because I don’t blog as frequent doesn’t mean I'm not putting in work. I’ve been going in! Knocking out meetings, sealing deals, creating, debating and cultivating a part of me that I didn't even know existed. For some strange reason this go round, things are different, in a great way tho.
Inspiration has never been so potent, so transparent. But it is! And I'm not mad at it. This collection is me, the part of me that everyone loves. Yea, it's possible, not everyone loves everything about me but it's one thing that you will respect and love about me...I promise you. It's like the money back guarantee, who doesn't have confidence in that policy? But guess what? Meet Jag Saint Joi, Jag Saint Joi meet quality the level of confidence that can only be express through fabric.
This collection is necessary! It’s the complex simplicity in life. The feeling that can't be expressed; only witnessed, so watch me work!
...But in the meantime, I have been creating pieces to keep the daily motivation cycling and healthy. Since the weather is taking no prisoners I needed a coat to weather this bitterly cold storm. So why not make a quilted denim, leather trim down coat. Sounds DOPE right? Because it is, Ha, check it!