11.16.2013 Beauties&Bowties

October 30th, 2013


Twin Cities Sneaker Art Xchange 2

October 4th, 2013


Studiiyo23 presents Twin Cities Sneaker Art Xchange – Cabooze, Mpls 

Oct. 27th marks the 2nd annual TCSAX show and we are super excited! Last year we attended to meet and greet all the great local enthusiast as well as manage the stage for such artists as Lioness, Bdot Croc and the gracious singer Ashley Dubose.

This year we are happy to announce that we will have a booth! Yes DL is back and with classic pieces as well as new pieces to shop out at the show!

So please stop out to see the new shirts, hoodies, hats and the free giveaways we will offer to our loyal followers. Everything is on sale and everything is super fresh! Come with your kicks, cop some gear and enjoy this amazing local show!


Private Charters go farther =)

September 28th, 2013


End of Summer – Charter boat party – Minnetonka 

(Yacht Cruise & Happy Hour)

Bring out your sweaters, blazers and I know you want to take out dat Versace, Versace, VERSACE scarf you been saving because we are saying goodbye and celebrating the End of Summer!

The DL yacht masters crew 

A fun, simple, pop up party that we were very fortunate to host. It’s our party so we can wear what we want, celebrate what we want – we are all here to have a great time and say, “We on a BOAT!”

Please hurry, space is limited! Keeping with our quality over quantity strategy for 2013, we are only allowed 50 guest, so first come first serve. TICKETS ONLINE ONLY.

October 12th – Our charter yacht set sails at 7pm with a full bar, two satellite TVs, satellite radio, and a 2,000-watt sound system. We drink, dance, party until 10pm, then we will dock and head over toMaynards just in time for the Best Happy Hour around! (Rated by Lake Shore weekly)

$2.75 beers
$4.00 wine/cocktails
$3-5 appetizers

You can’t beat that on the Lake Front!


7PM – 10PM
687 Excelsior Blvd
Excelsior MN 55331

The ship will be waiting for us on the dock behind Bayview Event Center. You can either valet or park in the lot across from Maynards.

“Turn up!!”

Will it be cold? Yes, it’s Minnesota, what do you expect! Sure this event isn’t our typical elegant soiree but you can wear a bowtie if you want. So pack some liqour in the trunk, get dressed and come have fun without the sun and keep it ballin’ on a budget with your friends =)


To purchase tickets please click link. Ticket purchase is ONLINE ONLY!

No need to print when finished – we will have your name on a guest list. 


See you there Skipper!


Courvoisier was a success!

September 28th, 2013


Studio V.S.O.P. – Courvoisier

Our first sponsored event for our tasting series of DL came through from Courvoisier! It was a great success and we are so proud to say that we have worked with a great rep and a great company on educating our guest more about Cognac.

I had an idea for a Cognac tasting event earlier in the year and never knew it would soar to these heights.

Our guest had a chance to taste over 5 different marks from Courvoisier. As well as a special bottle that was neatly dressed in a tuxedo! Guest also had a chance to enjoy some great Perdomo cigars on the rooftop at Seven Sushi.

I want to thank everyone involved and special thanks goes out to our rep for doing a great job and being a great person to know in the industry. He provided us with special “C” gear to keep us separated from others in the city! Stay tune for more!

“May we come as friends and leave as family…”






Say ello to my lil friend!

September 22nd, 2013


Yup got another one, so far out of my CBR, GSX-R..this is hands down my favorite bike! She feels so much apart of me that its insane…

Spin it, pour, wedge, party!

September 22nd, 2013

It is finally here! I am proud to announce that out of all the takes within 5 people my one take hit that the creative director advise me to shoot was the scene chosen for the Veil Vodka commercial that will be airing through out the east coast! It was an amazing shoot, I want to thank my long time pal Scooter Jenkins for specially inviting me to help out at Periscope and work on this awesome commercial.

Here is the final copy, check it out and tell me what you think.

I did this in one take!


Veil Vodka – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl1APqu1EpE 

Pass the Courvoisier!

August 13th, 2013


August 22th Thursday at 7pm Sharp

DL Privilege & Mister Hooks presents 3rd installment of Studio V.S.O.P.

**Special invitation**

DL Privilege & Mister Hooks brings to you another installment of Studio V.S.O.P. an exclusive event that takes you into the world of spirits, in this case Cognac.

For our 3rd event we have a very special sponsor on board, Courvoisier has agreed to provide a spokesperson to share their brand, history and cognac with us!

Together we bring to you another cognac event to network, taste and enjoy the heritage of Courvoisier.

Details are simple:

Two Prices:
$15 Open Bar
$25 Open Bar w/Cigar


Dress nice, INVITE friends, and drink all that you like. The night is for your enjoyment…..so have a cigar why don’t ya?!

#Studiovsop #Tastemakers #DL #Mpls #Courvoisier


www.TheDLbrand.com x www.MisterHooks.com



un-VEIL pure excellence…

August 12th, 2013


Veil Vodka Video Shoot – Mpls. – Periscope

Last month I was lucky enough to be invited to be in my first real commercial!

Veil Vodka which is only sold in the East and West coast was looking to do a little commercial to market their assorted flavors of vodka to a diverse, classy, and young clientele. Thanks to Periscope and Scott Elmgren for getting me on board.

I also invited a close gentlemen friend of mine to join me in looking appropriate for the shoot, yup the col himself Mr. Nick Hooks =)




I had one solo shot in the commercial where I was attending a swanky party. I was supposed to be a few drinks down. I approached the kitchen, which the camera was in front and in focus, I come in, put my glass down, picked up the vodka bottle, spin the top off with my hand, pour, lemon wedge it and walk away.


I told my self I would “Jay-Z” it and knock it out in one take and little did I know that I would spin the cap off with a swipe of my hand and killed it in one take. Not only did the cap spin off, it landed on the table right side up and sat right next to the vodka bottle as I placed it down. Perfect shot. Director and creative director went nuts!

End commercial.



A touch of LA in MPLS.

July 12th, 2013

Photos have arrived!








www.TheDLbrand.com x www.MisterHooks.com

Stay tuned for the 3rd installment of Studio V.S.O.P.

Vita IM’ in!

July 3rd, 2013


Vitamn Magazine – Minneapolis, MN

Vitamn has been around for years and through all my days reading through it, the street shot fashion outfit section was my favorite. To see random people in the city being shot to showcase there personality through clothing once every few weeks was fascinating. I always said to myself one day…one day I will make it on there….

Little did at know at the Voltage 1st ave music/fashion show last month I was chosen out of the bunch to be photographed!

Mama I made it! Its great to finally be recognized in the city for my fashion sense because to me its more then clothing, it represents who I am but more importantly where I’m from.

After a great blog post, a magazine shot and more events down the line, stay tuned for the 2nd half of 2013!