Outfit Grid: 64 [video]

An exclusive collab with Japan-based photographer, Bullet. Featuring a behind-the-scenes shot of a 1964 Impala, off the set of the highly anticipated movie, Straight Outta Compton. 1. Freelance, 64 – $36.00 2. SavvySox, EasyE Portrait – $15.99 3. Adidas, Yeezy Boost – price varies 4. Zumies, Empyre Sabotage Herringbone Twill Jogger Pants – $44.95 5. NWA, Straight Outta Compton (iTunes download) – $7.99 6. Raiders New Era Bucket Hat – $29.95

Outfit Grid: The Web [video]

The Web is a representation of the struggles, opposition and circumstances that weave its ways into our lives to trap us. But this design is made to remind you, that in every struggle will be an opportunity to soar, to rise above and to conquer. Whatever is meant to break you will build you instead. Be sure to keep your head up and your style on fleek while you’re climbing up the ladder so no one mistakes your hustle. 1. Freelance, The Web – $24.00 2. Cartier, Calibre De Cartier Diver Watch – $8.550.00 3. New Era, Raiders Hat – $29.99 4. ROIAL, White Bandana Socks – $15.00 5. aandlengraving (Etsy), Personalized Ace of Spades Money Clip – $15.99 6. Nike, Jordan 4 Patent Leather – price varies

Outfit Grid: Glasshouse [video]

Making it easy…. check out our outifit grid below to style you out with our popular “Glasshouse” design. Even Rick Ross gets down with the Glasshouse. Check it out in his video: 1. Freelance, Glasshouse – $22.00 2. Hublot, Big Bang King – $250,000.00 3. Adidas Originals x Neighborhood Boston Super OG – Black – price varies 4. 1975 Chevrolet Caprice Convertible “El Assesino” 5. Kmart, Black Fuzzy Dice – $3.49

Flashback Friday

Before the world re-discovered Missy Elliott in the Superbowl halftime show, she was a refreshing and inspirational female powerhouse in the 90s hip hop scene.

Outfit Grid: On Them Thangs [video]

The Golden Era of West Coast rap was filled with MTV videos of lowriders, wire rims, Tommy Hilfiger, Wu Tang, Tribe Called Quest, BET and other iconic staples which inspired the game changers of today. This clean and simple design speaks volumes and takes a line from Mack 10’s anthem to the low life. “On Them Thangs.” 1. Freelance, On Them Thangs – $32.00 2. Ray-Ban, Original Wayfarer Classic – $155.00 3. Soft Straw Fedora Hat – $104.99 4. Dickies, Original 874® Work Pant in Khaki – $27.99 5. Felix the Cat iPhone Case 6. Nike, Cortez – $64.99

Straight Outta Compton [video]

This is going to be the most anticipated movie of the summer! Drops on August 14th! In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.

Start Up Saturday: Stay True

When you have a vision and the courage to go after it, don’t let anyone or anything steer you off track.

Behind the Scenes: The Venue Tradeshow (LA)

Last week we took a quick trip to LA for our first tradeshow. The Venue offers a stage for up-and-coming independent Brands to showcase their work to Retailers, Media and Sourcing Vendors. It was definitely a valuable time well spent for Freelance! Look for us in several new retail outlets in the coming months. 😉 The Waikiki Cityscape complimented our range nicely! People even stopped by to take photos of our backdrop! Peep that new custom Jellybean tote in the foreground! Chillin with our girl, Bana, who designed our “Lucky Garden” print, and also designs for Streetwear giants (LRG Womens, Crooks & Castles, Diamond Supply Co.) LA loves Freelance! Even Jon Phenom loves Freelance! Tell ’em Jon… Buyers scoping the details and variety of our range. Big ups to Miles for a great experience at the Venue Tradeshow! Good seeing the homie, Tnes with HippoEsthetics Couldn’t visit LA without stopping thru Inglewood for some goodies. The coconut donuts are worth the trip! >> Freelance Brand featured on The Venue Tradeshow website