dj-jasmine-solanoNatural born trendsetters, the Clutch Street Chic Icons are the purest reflection of true style. While the rest of the world obsessively praises and credits the lives and fashion choices of celebrities, we’ve dedicated ourselves to once again finding and celebrating those undeniable and authentic style-rebels not yet on the mainstream radar but are just as magnetic.

Q: Who’s your style icon? Betty Davis and Aaliyah.

Q: What defines your iconic style? The hybrid mix of the world today. I feel connected to many different cultures, scenes & genres and my style reflects that. It’s usually a combination of hippie vintage, 80’s retro and NYC street wear.

Q: What are your daily inspirations? Everything. I’m very excited and intrigued by life. Everyone I meet adds to my perspective and everything I do teaches me something. I’m a hippie at heart, so I’m always drawn to communities, movements, differences and change. That’s why living in New York is perfect, the inspiration never ends!

Q: What’s the one thing people would never guess about you? My ethnicity. My dad is from Indonesia and my mother is third generation Russian.

Q: What’s the biggest fashion rule you would never break? The scrunchy! And believe me, I had the scrunchy game on lock in the early 90s as a 7 year old. My closet back in Philly has more scrunchies than I’d like to admit. But as someone who wears a side ponytail quite often, I just don’t agree with bringing it back. (Even though those new neon American Apparel scrunchies are looking fresh…;)

Q: What are your wardrobe’s staple pieces? My super-soft, salvation army/ vintage T-shirts’ / Acid wash skinny jeans / Silver vintage ankle boots / Hoop earrings / 10 Deep zebra print raincoat / 1,001 hoodies (I have a small addiction to boys hoodies).

Q: What women’s street wear designers should we be on the look out for? This is a great question because I love, support and am a proud walking billboard for my friends who run the following brands: MadeMe, Princess of the Posse, Married to the Mob, Violette, Lion & Rooster and Mishka!

Q: In 5 years, I’ll probably be… well I promised a lot of people a yacht for their support, so I gotta get on that. Besides that, I have a ton of musical and spiritual goals on my “life to do list”, too many to list here. But in simple terms, I want to live a healthy, happy life***

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JASMiNE SOLANO
www.jasminesolano.com
www.myspace.com/jasminesolano
www.twitter.com/jasminesolano

raye-61

Q: Who’s your style icon? Anyone daring enough to stand out.

Q: What defines your iconic style? My hair’s the simplest thing that represents me and it’s two opposite colors. The fact that I wear what most people dare not to makes me strive to break and set trends all over the globe. One of my last shows @ Corio in Manhattan I wore a dress constructed on my body. Top made of saran wrap, bottom made of bubble wrap. It was one of the best worst things I’ve ever done. Show and look was out of this world but I almost passed out! Nobody knew of course, I’m a professional.

Q: What are your daily inspirations? To spend each day executing whatever I need to do to take me to the next level.

Q: What’s the one thing people would never guess about you? Sometimes I’m scared of what might not happen.

Q: What’s the biggest fashion rule you would never break? I’d never wear anything that’s not my size.

Q: What are your wardrobe’s staple pieces? All my custom made pieces and my eyelashes Yup I consider eyelashes apart of the wardrobe!

Q: What women’s street wear designers should we be on the look out for? Kristi Voss Couture, Emma LaRose, LaToy Courture, Dutty Geisha, Marie Funky Lobes, MavenFresh

Q: In 5 years, I’ll probably be… I will be better than I am today.

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RAYE 6
www.myspace.com/rayesheen

Q: Who’s your style icon? My friends — they all have an individual, unique look. I find myself complimenting them, and giving them commendation cards on their appearance, LOL. No, but I have no specific style icon. I give respect when it’s due, and I admire when an individual can express their style with or without thought. If you have to think hard in regards to what you wear, it’s obvious you have no personal style, and you are simply rocking someone else’s look.

Q: What defines your iconic style? Being comfortable.

Q: What are your daily inspirations? The thought of not being successful scares it and me makes my stomach hurt. So when morning comes, and I’m laying in bed not wanting to move a muscle, I just picture myself with no money, asking for handouts and left with nothing to show for my time here on earth. Yeah, at that point, I’m usually up and out the door to my destiny…

Q: What’s the one thing people would never guess about you? That I’m a big baby! Most people look at me as this strong, independent, go-getter with lots of personality and spunk. This is true! But please don’t let me get a paper cut, or break a nail or Lord forbid get left in a darkroom (I’m scared of the dark) all hell breaks loose, and I unconsciously start calling for my Mom, sad but true.

Q: What’s the biggest fashion rule you would never break? Keeping it sexy. I don’t think I could ever break that rule. Not to *toot* my own horn, but I can sure make a pair of sweat pants & Air Max’s look hella cute. I remember one time I ended up at a random party, and didn’t wanna go in because I thought I looked horrible. I was in the area coming from doing some photo work at S.O.B’s in NYC and didn’t think I was going anywhere but back to Queens. Anyway, I had on dark gray sweatpants from Express, cranberry+dark gray colored Prada’s, cranberry tank top and a dark grey and cranberry plaid varsity jacket. However, the party was real laidback & I end up bagging like three dudes, and one handsome dude just wanted to buy me drinks all night. I guess I was good after all. It’s not what you wear; it’s how u wear it. I know it sounds
cliché, but it’s true. No, really!!

Q: What are your wardrobe’s staple pieces? My wardrobe’s staple pieces would have to be my Top Ten Adidas, my PAN AM Marc Jacobs bag that I love oh so much and who could forget my camera. It compliments my eyes, don’t you think?

Q: What women’s street wear designers should we be on the look out for?
Princess of the Posse (Hey Kaybe), MadeMe (Hey Erin), MOB (Most Official Bitches-Nire whuddup) and Dimepiece. These ladies are making their mark with chic streetwear catering to the not so girly girly look, and im rooting for them. They have my support!

Q: In 5 years, I’ll probably be…A Drug lord if my plan to recreate the world of photography and visual art doesn’t fall through. If my vision isn’t executed and at least having one or two business catering to creative art and music. I’ll make the trap say (Aye!) for sure. Nah, just joking. In five years I’ll be 28, hopefully a wife and mother and successful photographer and filmmaker making a difference with the youth. I want the younger generation of kids to have what I didn’t have to keep me outta trouble. If I can make that happen in five years, I’ll be A-OK!


Cee The Photographer
www.twitter.com/ceethephotog
www.boysandclothes.com

Q: Who’s your style icon? Hmm — I would have to say Jesus. He wore a toga and sandals and rocked it…but really, probably Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw. She peaked and left the rest of us wanting.

Q: What defines your iconic style? Old Hollywood and modern New York City.

Q: What are your daily inspirations? My family, friends and the mess I make of life.

Q: What’s the one thing people would never guess about you? Laughter can make me forgive anyone, LOL.

Q: What’s the biggest fashion rule you would never break? There are fashion rules?

Q: What are your wardrobe’s staple pieces? Stiletto heels, lace hair ribbon, boxer shorts, jelly sandals and a wife beater. That might sum it up.

Q: What women’s street wear designers should we be on the look out for? I am a loyal fan of the women’s line’s of SSUR, Ducksworth, Peg Leg and Vashtie’s Violette.

Q: In 5 years, I’ll probably be… building something for the next generation plus the same thing I’m doing now for more money:)

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Jade
www.myspace.com/jadeismusic
EP “It’s My Heart Cookie”: Download here..

Q: Who’s your style icon? Its so hard for me to just give one! So a few would be…Sarah Jessica Parker, Carine Roitfeld (Editor of Vogue Paris), Grace Jones and Coco Chanel.

Q: What defines your iconic style? My iconic style is inspired by an era where people were carefree and glamorous.

Q: What are your daily inspirations? Music is a huge inspiration to me. It gets me moving and motivated and helps me through my day.

Q: What’s the one thing people would never guess about you?

  • I’m goofy.
  • I have 10 tattoos and all of them are hidden.
  • I love going to museums but never can the find time.

Q: What’s the biggest fashion rule you would never break? I live for fashion, so I really don’t have any rules. In my book anything goes.

Q: What are your wardrobe’s staple pieces? A few of my wardrobe staples pieces is a motorcycle jacket that I basically live in. Tom Ford Aviators and huge cocktail rings.

Q: What women’s street wear designers should we be on the look out for? I know a lot of people are familiar with Alexander Wang but he has to be one of my favorite up & comers.

Q: In 5 years, I’ll probably be… bi-coastal and traveling internationally. Performing, writing and working my ass off.

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Tash
www.myspace.com/natashagotnext
www.twitter.com/tashmusic

Q: Who’s your style icon? Hands down, Debbie Harry.

Q: What defines your iconic style? A true extension and expression of individuality/personality.

Q: What are your daily inspirations? Music, NYC, and my family.

Q: What’s the one thing people would never guess about you? That I grew up with a Buddhist monk as a father figure, oh and I don’t eat chicken. OK, so that’s two things.

Q: What’s the biggest fashion rule you would never break? Wearing clothes that don’t fit, yeah..that doesn’t work for me.

Q: What are your wardrobe’s staple pieces? Blazers/Jackets, Big ’70s era shades, vests, hats and jeans.

Q: What women’s street wear designers should we be on the look out for? I honestly don’t keep my finger to the pulse, I love mixing it up. I will say I love Screaming Mimi’s shop in NYC and Jeremy Scott, as well as the ever-reliable Marc Jacobs.

Q: In 5 years, I’ll probably be…a sugar momma with a flat in Paris, a loft in Tribeca, a house in Hollywood, an established recording artist/performer and a Grammy winner.

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Kyla
www.myspace.com/kyladreams
twitter.com/kyladreams

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  • girlygirl

    Swweett

    Loved this piece

  • Preston Levy

    Raye 6 is the epitome of DOPE