Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Get Ya Yela on

One of the dopest unsigned catz I know from the Bama baby and you know who he is YelaWolf check out this dope video..................................

Monday, June 30, 2008

No Lo Head Make Me a lead Head Baby

We present part 1 of our Summer fitted collection. The infamous Polo P-Wing served as the obvious inspiration replacing the “P” with an “L”. Expect more color ways to drop really soon. Check out the closeups here. I never hate on people doing there thing much love big boi Victor

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Leaders Is at It Again

Well people it's another year to come out and show us how fresh you are. The leaders block party with my boy Zoe from fashion Geek. I will be there i hope you to don't sleep on it.................................

Saturday, June 28, 2008

If You Like Cupcakes

This Dude here is one of my favorite people to read about. I just love the way he grew his brand and the following he has. It's always cool to have the opportunity to see people that have done it. It give you hope that you to one day can have the same thing. So now you can read about him to. I know it is long but hey it is a a good read...............

Customers like and appreciate the story behind my brand. I started this as a joke, from the trunk of my beat up 89' Toyota Camry; a college drop out — drug and alcohol-free lifestyle — turned down a lot of investors — Took countless risks — kept my shirts out of heaps of chain stores. Yeah, I could of made a TON of money real quick, but I chose quality over quantity.

I'd rather have a strong brand filled with knowledgeable customers who truly enjoy and appreciate what I've created instead of making a quick buck trying to get my shirts in chain stores across the world — being just another fad. People like what nobody else has, and I love coming out with limited edition, exclusive shirts - rather than mass producing things. I communicate with my customers(I wouldn't be here without them!) I build memorable experiences for my customers... whether it be an in-store event, or the packaging and details I put into everything. Most companies try to cut as many corners as they can, to turn a better profit. I do the exact opposite and pay close attention to all the little things. I've managed to build a multi-million dollar, strong, fun, different, homegrown business - without going your typical route. I've managed to employ both of my parents, my sister, and all of my close friends - so that they don't have to work jobs they don't enjoy.

With the huge, international, cult following that has developed from my non traditional way of going about business, you'll see hundreds of dedicated people in line at my releases. Even heaps of people with Johnny Cupcakes' tattoos. Most of my customers are repeat customers. Every type of person collects, understands, and appreciates my brand: Fashionable people, college kids, artsy kids, thugs, indie rockers, skaters, young adults, sneaker heads, and more.

This all didn't happen over night, I didn't get lucky with some random idea, I got off my bum and did something with myself.

My name is Johnny and I make clothes with cupcakes on em. Have you had your cupcake today?

Growing up as a kid, I'd always notice my mom being stressed/bummed out about her 9-5 job. Ever since, I've been coming up with little ways to work for myself. Lemonade stands to yard sales, magic tricks at kids birthday parties to selling tricks/pranks in high school.

I used to be a class clown. I'd buy & collect so many pranks from this one joke shop - that the owner gave me a catalog of where I can purchase these from, wholesale. I'd buy whoopie cushions, trick candy, and itching powder in bulk, to make little 'prank packs'.

I'd then sell these prank packs to the kids at my high school. One day I sold itching powder to this kid Dan, who put it all down his friends back. Turned out his friend was highly allergic to what's inside itching powder. His back swelled up with hives and he was rushed to the emergency room. I almost got kicked out of high school.

After returning back from my suspension, I decided to sell something else... (get your mind out of the gutter!) .. candy is what my new hobby was.

I'd take trips to Costco's, BJ's, and Walmart to buy candy in bulk. After being the candy man for a little while, my high school almost got me in trouble again, for selling far more candy than the school store did (the school stores profits went into school functions, etc.)

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Friday, June 27, 2008

The Cover Never Looked So Good

When Hard Work Pays Off

Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr.—better known as the rapper Common—may still have a residence in Brooklyn, but he’s totally gone Hollywood. This week, the 36-year-old Kanye West crony follows up his supporting role in American Gangster with a turn as a wise assassin alongside Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman in Wanted, loosely based on the Matrixy comic-book miniseries. Even more impressive: His new album, Invincible Summer, arrives in July; he’ll costar with Christian Bale in 2009’s Terminator 4; and he has been cast as Green Lantern in a live-action adaptation of DC Comics’ Justice League of America. We spoke to Common as he was cruising around Los Angeles, dishing out driving directions.

The Almighty Rose

derek rose from memphis via simeon. i know that at one point michael beasley looked great in my eyes but the derick coleman effect is just too for me to also have to go with the fact that the boy rose is from the 'go!!!