Monday, May 31, 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010


We play games. Jamaal and I.

I say strong shoulders, neutral, monochromatic, strong and he gives me this. If everything in my life could be this simple!

I would rock this cape till death do us part. Now if I could find someone to give this sketch to so they can make this for me I'd be set. Well...throw in a shoe maker and milliner and then I'd be set.

Oh wait...a chef and a maid...masseuse and a duplex loft in Tribeca where I can use the top level as a walk in closet and studio. With a rooftop olympic size pool and hot tub... I mean hey if you gonna fantasies go big.

Shrug. Don't hate on my dreams.

Jamaal Hooker fashion designer, artist, stylist, visual designer, etc. etc.

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

At arms length

Dexter R. Jones of SirReal Photography is a photographer, artist, poet and actor.
Expect to see more goodies by this talented artist on Cocolah!

Thank you Mr. Dexter for the featured image now on

Wednesday, May 19, 2010





Friday, May 14, 2010


and that's all I have to say about that.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


So Intern comes into headquarters wearing this DIY tshirt. No he does not have a name. Duh!

His name is Intern, thanks for's kinda cute but you know Ima hate right. I mean I'm all for DIY, you know that...I encourage it...I'm trying to start a movement damn it!!'s an imposter Chanel and I feels like this...if you had time to work on a Chanel had time to work on a Cocolah tshirt. HELLO!? Am I wrong?!

I would've used strong language but he's only 16. I mean 17, it's actually his birthday's today. tee heee. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABES!!! XOXO!

Oh but yesterday I wasn't so nice, yesterday I says flat out "Next time you get any bright ideas buddy you think about who's NOT paying you. OKAY?!?? Who works you to the bone and bribes you with accessories?!??! WHO!?!? You're looking at her. That's who. YOU'RE LOOKING AT HER!! (in mommy dearest no more wire hangers type fashion)

I stop and I spell it out C O C O L A H

Just in case he gotta get the spelling right for his next DIY project. (wink)

You're fired, I says real calm like. (He likes to count how many times I fire him cus he's a wise guy. SHDH. FYI he's been fired 4 times in 2 days. Which means he's doing an exceptional job.) Thanks Intern!

 He's about to be fired (again) for giving me this look!!!
Isn't he adorable doh...I know!!

He made it up to me by decorating his again imposter Chanel with Cocolah buttons and all's well, ends well.
You're rehired. Don't despair.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wild Cat

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Heavy Metal Head

Not sure where I found this. Who the designer is but it's hot shit. Especially when I'm on my Grace Jones shit. I'll walk the streets like a straight warrior.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Rip it off

I made a similar tshirt a few years ago, except I took it through a three step dye, bleach, dye process aside from several distressing techniques. To me it was the hottest t shirt ever, ever. I still have 3 that I wear every so often. LOVE THEM.

I sold them for a whopping $65 it went well but weren't as successful as I thought they should be considering how hot i thought they were. I'm considering bringing them. I think folks are ready for them now. Four years later.

Can you guess how much this Balmain tshirt cost?

Oldie but Goodie

Friday, May 7, 2010

Gareth Pugh Fall 2010

Spy. Superhero. Villain.
Valentina Valentine's wishlist from the Gareth Pugh Fall 2010 Collection.

go go gadget copter!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Corn Fed

It's elementary my Dear Watson,

A simple, non complicated way to interpret the fashion challenge. The way the cape drapes open mimics the corn husks. The different textures, silhouette of the outfit, etc, etc.

Oh you thought I was referring to the color...oh yeah...that too...

 Michael Kors


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Master Teamwork

What more can you wish for in a partner than someone that looks and thinks EXACTLY like you?!?!? That's exactly what I need in my life.

In sync.

Viktor & Rolf’s F/W 10 show was an extravaganza featuring the dynamic duo undressing and re-dressing the legendary Kristen McMenamy on the runway.


I think they're actually one person in two bodies...sorta like Siamese twins in reverse?
But um...not really? Well, you get the damn point. CLONES I tell you!!! CLONES!!!

I needed me cloned like 33 years never mind cus that would be like twins and twins weird me out. I'd marry her for sure, my clone that is and we'd live happily ever after in separate houses joined together by a bridge. Ala Frida and Diego my forever favorite dynamic duo.

Oh never mind cus I'd get on my last nerve. You're a workaholic and you always wearing my clothes. I want a divorce...I can't date someone as hot as me. Sorry it's not's me.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Push it real

You ever walked down Utica Avenue in Brooklyn?
Present day?
Uh huh.

Harlem on a warm Spring day? Exactly.

Just when you think the industry has used every morsel of underground fashion for "inspiration" here's them digging in the crates and being "inspired" by Salt and Pepa. But really by what the street kids in the hood are wearing.

Combining 80s, african prints, bright colors and big, exaggerated accessories.

Somethings missing though...something like UH!. Something like "what!?" Something like "in your face biotch". Something like "a fendi bag and a bad attitude". Na mean?

Been there. Done that.

Shot by: Josh Olins
Styling by: Clare Richardson
Models: Lily Donaldson & Liya Kebede

Monday, May 3, 2010

Don't be corny! Take the Fashion Challenge!




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