Posts tagged streetwear



Summer has always been the most anticipated season of the year! Filled with bouts of hot summer fun, events, festivals and not to mention tons of food! Well, Streetwavve was able to combine all of that into one dynamic podcast and in the format of a summer show! Something audible, something visual, something unforgettable, and something that will grab your attention and hold you there! 


I was able to cover Streetwavve’s Kick off 2nd Annual Summer Podcast Show Series hosted at Kobi-Q near downtown Kansas City. This particular show featured @_foodpapi and @samoanrastaa also known as Mark and Mark! This dynamic duo is cruising the streets in search of all the local restaurants and wonderful food here in our very own city while sharing their story. The show also had a DJ (Duncan Barnett) and a featured artist, No $kope. But before I get into the show, I was able to chat a little with the creator of this beautiful series and he goes by Nate. Nate began his Streetwavve Podcast about 2 years ago and has not stopped since! Let me delve a little deeper into some of the things we chatted about…


Tell me more about the origin of these live shows?


They all began last year in June and what’s crazy is that we have Duncan Barnett DJ’ing this set, and he was our first DJ at last years as well. I had the opportunity to do it last summer after 3 podcasts and I was like let’s just do it! Sessions 4-7 were recorded live which was really cool. It really broke the ice and put me out there and at that time I didn’t know what I was doing but now Dom and I have grown into such a duo and hopefully, you’ll get to see that tonight!


How do you feel now that this concept has come to life?


Well, I can go back to when the concept hit me which was about a year and a few months ago. And it was just a blog that I wanted to do called Streetwavve. But I felt like I wasn’t doing enough so I wanted to do a podcast. For three months I dug in and really learned how to create a vibe, not just a conversation but the vibe and that is what I really focused on. So, for me to be working on that weekly I’ve been able to master the craft and continuing to master it because I feel like there’s no hill at the end!



So how do you see this evolving and where do you see it going?


I see it joining with another strong force here in the city and being the example of not just the culture, but of leadership and of intentions. You can see it, you can feel it, and you want to be a part of it. I think people are really missing that here. So, in the future, I really hope to have obtained all of that! I really hope to get to that point where the room is packed, and you can’t find room anywhere… that kind of thing. But until then that is definitely a goal of ours.


What is your ultimate goal with this podcast show?


For those people out there, that are wanting to do something but never had the courage to do it, those that have been contemplating on doing something full time, but they can’t do it. It’s a sacrifice it’s that step. I am really hoping to be an example of that, the guy that risked everything, that guys that did put everything on the table, that guy that left everything on the stage and continued it. Because consistency is key and once you get it it’s addicting and it’s a great feeling. And all that will never stop!


Man, what a pleasure it was chatting with Nate. Not only that but the show definitely blew all my expectations! Getting to see the connections and the vibes made within the live setting alone was a sight to see. Real laughs were had, real stories were told! It was so raw, so undefined and it had so much culture. Something the city was definitely missing and something you shouldn’t want to miss out on this summer!

Interview by Jay Collins

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Moving Ghosts, An Ongoing Project

Jacob Buchanan, a photographer from Kansas City also known as Melting Giraffe, is currently working on his new project Moving Ghosts. Check out what Jacob has to say and some images from below:

I ask people to wear their favorite outfit because clothes show who a person is at that period in life, how they feel & have been feeling. They express who they want to be, it gives people confidence.  I am interested in sharing who people are and the connection that comes with that.

Important locations come from the idea of boudoir. Boudoir comes from the french word bouder meaning: to sulk. Historically, sulking was seen as something one would do privately, and the term bouder came to encapsulate a room where one would go to withdraw and be quietly alone. A bouder was a place of intimacy and privacy, where one could express their true selves without fear of judgment or punishment.

Music does both of these as well. It encampments the mood of the artist while feeding into the feelings of society. What people are listening to shows just how times are changing in the same way clothes does. So I have been started reaching out to local bands to participate.

I want this project to let people in on a little bit more personal level that is intended to share and capture who we are without having to think about it or preform

This is an ongoing project.

Reflection with Rashida Rogers

Being a woman in street wear is at an all time high right now, and as time progresses it will only get better. Women are involving themselves more and more into a primarily male dominant field, and quite frankly to me, it’s all fascinating to watch. Women have always been placed on this high pedestal that they must dress a certain way, of how society feels a woman should dress. Rather than be in high heels, the miniskirts, the tight dresses, or the evening gowns. And don’t get me wrong I’m all for feeling and looking sexy but on any given day I love to be comfortable, and women love the feeling of comfort.


We get so tired of having to explain ourselves on a day to day basis, us women as a whole are breaking stereotypes and tapping into our creative nature.

Social media such as Instagram has become the biggest platform to truly express who we are as individuals, which goes for both men and women. It’s a way to connect with others who share the same common interest, and can even open doors if used the right way. I don’t feel that women and men are in competition in this day & age; both genders are becoming equally yoked within the street wear culture.

Ever since I could remember as a young girl, I’ve always had a love for sneakers and then it grew into not just sneakers but clothes. I remember way back in middle school going into high school, up until my junior year, I would spend majority of my time watching sneaker un boxing videos/ and clothing hauls. During a time when only a handful of women were engaging into the street wear community. I had a strong love for one brand in particular and that was Nike SB’S (even though I couldn’t skate board) It was then I knew I was a tomboy, but a girly tomboy if that makes sense. Because I was still all for the makeup, pretty nails, and laid hair. Overtime I developed a style that was my own, a style that I could really tap in tune with, all while not being afraid to wear what I want, how I want, and when I wanted. I knew I was going to be judged regardless of whatever I did, so being afraid to be myself, was the least of my concern. Piecing together outfits with a nice pair of sneakers on my feet always gave me a rush of pure excitement, it gave me peace, it gave me happiness, and everything just felt right.


Life has been this big crazy beautiful mess, I’ve seen & felt a way about certain things within my lifetime that I wish I never had to ever experience. But I know that it was just a contribution to the divine alignment of the young woman that I am today & still becoming. Just like everyone at some point in their life, I have suffered through the stages of depression. Believe it or not, mines started earlier than others at the age of 10. From family issues, from being bullied, from heartbreak, from doubting myself, from feeling discouraged about what my true purpose is in life, to feeling as if I’m just surviving, and not really living & utilizing my God given talents. The list can go on and on, but just know that I’ve been there. I’ve sat up in my room and cried and screamed into my pillow at the top of my lungs to the point where I couldn’t breathe. I’ve used sleep as a coping mechanism to escape from this harsh reality. I’ve seen my weak side, and I promised myself that I wouldn’t allow myself to fumble back there. But I’d be lying, if I told you that I was truly happy in this present moment. I lost my brother last year to suicide and my whole perspective on life changed.


A few goals I have in mind are to get back to my first true love poetry, performing on stage more, and staying consistent with it.  I’m also working on a clothing brand that will incorporate poetry & art. I think about clothes all day every day, and would love to start styling other people more.


This issue “kids” hits home for not just me but for a lot of us. I honestly use to think that life was going to be this perfect fairy tale. How I would grow up to be married by 25, living in a mansion, and producing a 6 figure salary. I thought I had life all figured out, not realizing that I have a lifetime to go. Now at the age of 26, I’m still learning something new about myself every day, but who isn’t. That’s the beauty of things; it’s doing your best to turn a negative into a positive, and taking time to embrace the unknown. I’ve come to terms that these are my selfish years, which I should be taking the highest risk possible, all while enjoying the moment, and trusting the process of getting to where I need to be at. Wanting to make my parents proud, being financially stable, and praying that the universe answers back accordingly. We’re all still “kids”, just older, a bit wiser, still making hiccups, and very hopeful that we’ll still get the opportunity to live out our dreams one day.