Have you ever felt like a mad scientist? You walk but the ground is about to give up on you. Your ceiling is shaking. You get out of there and everything is blowing up.
As you walk out you can barely hear or see, but you know you are awake or at least that's what you think. There is a smell of sulfur even smoke. You look up because you are now walking on thin glass. You have a bridge to cross and if you break the glass this is all over; no safety belt and the potion you are holding in your hand has no duplicate.
So you keep looking up; you breathe in and you breathe out. You keep calm and dismiss any thought of fear. Each step you take is followed by the next. In your hand you are holding your GOAL. Ahead of you in a panoramic vision your can recognize your lifelong dream. - Djamee
@StuddedSpikes are a gift from our culture; a memorial of its pain and hope for freedom which ultimately leads individuals to self expression & rebellion. - Djamee
This Is The Move From Stalemate To Checkmate.
Please, verify that @studdedspikes by Djamee™, is easthetically attractive to the eyes, the touch and the senses. We have priced down all the CLOTH FACE MASK, so that even with shipping, you are still getting a great deal with our masks. They are standalone pieces of art that complete the hoodies; crewnecks; tank tops; all over tees of the same listings.
Hard to believe that Djamee, has delivered in 2020, a capsule collection every Thursday, to the delight of his fans mainly based in Thailand. If you are reading this blog the weekend of July 31st. We have a Promotion which runs until midnight on August 2. Browse and click on the Face Mask of your choice. When you are ready to checkout, simply enter the CODE: WEARAMASK for an additional 10% off.
if you love to support brands that are always looking for a way to give back to the community, you are at the right place. The purchase of any items from "DON"T STARE AT PEOPLE WITH ALBINISM," benefits a verified charity. 25% of the proceeds will go to" to NOAH National Organization For Albinism and Hypopigmantation.
Teespring, donates a $1 to a verified children charity to fight hunger for each purchase of a cloth face mask on their platform.
Djamee, is working on his skincare Beauty line that will be available later this year on Amazon and other superstores around the world.
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How do you stay connected to your fanbase as a musician when you cannot tour? How do you generate an income when your music sales stop? Most musicians and bands depend mostly on sales generated as a direct result of contact with their audience during their shows. Small venues are all but going out of business; and there is a big question mark on what will happen to large venues. Now what?
Depending of your fanbase, you can start generating sales from a studio streaming concerts or single or album release record party from a music studio or your home. K-Pop band BTS generated millions recently streaming paid concerts. Such "Army," Fanbase is more the exception than the rule. Talent agencies such as Big Hit Entertainment, SM Entertainment and YG Entertainment, regrouped and now use online free and paid concerts to stay in business.
So what less known artists can do to continue to provide a valuable experience to their fans?
"Online performances cannot completely replace live performances. However, it showed the potential for contactless concerts. We need to think about how we can both develop both online and live concerts." Lee Dong-yeon, a professor at the Korea National University of Arts
At first Leo, asked Djamee, what would be the investment. Djamee, told him there is none. "All I need is your design and I will deliver a turnkey store to you with products ready for your fans.
You will never have to ship anything nor handle returns if any. The customer service is taken care of, and most of all your fans can continue to own a product that you've created."
Fans streaming his music or watching a music video can access the merchandise and vice versa; as an artist Leo, can gain new music fans just because his merchandise is promoted as a stand alone apparel to non music fans as well.
HIs best seller with us is the pullover black hoodie. Djamee, believes that once people realize that you can even own a clock with that minimal original design; the interest and sales will continue coming in while his fan base broadens.
This is what a big dream delivers to anyone who dares to walk in them. Leo, had always been a Depeche Mode fan. Not only he met the lead singer and exchanged with him in Soho a few years back. Soon after he was tapped as the lead singer of a show recreating the "Depeche Mode." experience live.
Building relationships who last a lifetime is underrated; but don’t neglect that important aspect on your way to whatever you want in this life. Leo Luganskiy is a Frontman and Producer of NYC, based Alternative metal outfit- #FOiRMODA, as well as is a vocalist of #STRANGELOVE [The Dépêche Mode Experience] tribute band, which has been traveling the world performing in front of large audiences every week until the pandemic of 2020.
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If you are reading this, you are a real MVP. Most Valuable Player. In this case Person. There are so many places you could rather be. But you are here and I value you and your time. Thank you.
StuddedSpikes started late in 2009 as an accessory line made of studs (Swarovski crystal) and spikes. Well the spikes that sometime can cut you, if you are not careful.
My plan led me right where my imagination allowed me to wander. The Gothic store in the East Village.
Gothic Renaissance; the catwalk during some stunning appearances during Brooklyn Fashion Week. One held in a Church, that year and the next season at a movie studio at The Brooklyn Navy Yard.
That same year, my Business partner Stanley Kaplan, and I had to close our Talent Agency and Models offices Downtown Manhattan. That was a new challenge. Unbeknown to most after the 2008 financial crash, I was living out of friends houses. Mainly on couches in high rises condos; sleeping under my desk at my own office. I was often hoping from bed bugs infested hotels to 4 Star hotels whichever had rooms available.
I had been homeless, working on orders and even creating the outfits sample for the shows from those motels. To their credit, my family who has always been supportive of me, had absolutely no idea what I was going trough. And with retrospect I would not have done it differently. I learned a lot about human character during these times. An experience I don't wish on anyone; but an experience I had welcome nevertheless.
I eventually took on a job in Manhattan. Turned out this was a place we used to call to order messengers from. In two weeks, I had relieved myself from financial pressure. However, I ended up pausing StuddedSpikes. I did not see myself gluing metals much longer and the niche had become saturated with pop stars like Lady Gaga and Rihanna using stylists to unmatched levels of glitz, glitter and bondage imageries.
I re-focused my energy in building my agency online. In the meantime I was at least able to pay my bills with the money I had coming every week from my job.
Around this time in June 2019, I jumped head first to the POD business model to launch a new version of StuddedSpikes. The stars were aligned. A few years back I had attempted to secure studdedspikes.com and it was not available. But then there it was, available to buy.
Sometimes, you need signs like these to remind you the Universe has it's own timing. Just be ready. After a year with almost no sales I realized that my plan was bigger than getting money from teeshirts on demand immediately.
First I would be a fool to think that my audience had not moved on. Because they did. This time I knew it was for real, because my "WHY," was stronger than a marketing strategy or statistics. On June 22 2015, I mourned the loss of my late mother. This had been 4 years In 2019 and on the fateful day of remembrance, I received another sign while daydreaming.
I knew I would always grow as a designer no matter the platform or the time. I just needed to have a STRONG WHY. My late mother would not have drove me around town in for interviews and promo tour in vain; when I was only a teenager. She was the only manager I ever had. Or at least on a top of being the best mother, she was a tenacious and successful manager to me. Her memory deserved that I kept on pushing. No excuses no if or buts.
This is how we got here (The socks). And I'm ordering them for myself. The black and white and the gold on black with our Classic logo Seal. I would have bought them if I had seen them in a store...
But hey I made them and they are available from one the best POD Redbubble. A Print On Demand platform mainly for artists. These items are available now. The backpacks and duffle bags are next. And yes the beauty products are coming soon too.
Far gone are the acne day. My Brand Ambassadors, that you can see in the video bellow are in their late teens. They will share with you their own progress and results using our products. I will focus on developing a fragrance anyone with good taste would love to adore to wear.
When I was stuck in an elevator with Joan Collins, 3 years back or so; I forgot to say hello or to thank her for the original Dynasty days. The perfume she was wearing had overtaken me. To the point of wondering who could smell that good. Her. The ageless lady was wearing her own signature fragrance. One man was standing beside her. I did some quick google searches as soon as I stepped out father building and he turned up as her companion.
I knew that a scent can make you travel without a plane. A scent can propels your whole being to a wonderful place. Some fragrances can evoke all kind of emotions in you and bring back cherish memories.
The seed was planted. I would work on my own fragrance. It would resonate the most with the people who align with my style. As it is still in development, I will reserve the BIG effect and MOMENT, for the release time.
Breathe in breathe out. Make your own mix (HINT)?
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This morning June 22, I am so excited to announce Studdedspikes by Djamee™, skincare and fragrances. The look and the design is as minimal as possible. You can go right to the solution you expected when you invested in your product.
We thought about men in general; younger men and anyone busy, but who still has the time to be proactive about their skin.
I'm glad you ask. There is a women version. The fun part is that if you like both the scent from the "Women and "Men" products; you can interchange them.
For example, if this is an acne product for greasy skin; it won't matter your gender. You decide and can use both products and mix them up. Fun isn't it? Our focus is on Eco-conscious products that are good for the environment and natural to the skin. We want to make sure that we deliver skin solutions that we can be proud of.
Skincare for men goes deeper than just a cleanse. Would you love to adore a natural product that can help regenerate your cells and reveal an instant glow overnight?
Products to use before you go to bed, others before you go to school or a meeting or a date.
Creams so light that you may forget you have it on. Men want to take care of their skin too. This is no secret. We strongly believe that you will love our proprietary system of delivery to you.
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You pay for the view not for the space. I was laughing when this words came into my mind; because this is right out out of the mouth of a Real Estate Agent condo tour's playbook. You know how they will find the perfect words to get you to buy the view for thousands upon thousands while the space is like a shoebox.
I wanted to twist the metaphors a little bit more, by including the space as an image of the cosmos. The space, you get it? I thought that would be pretty cool to see and clever say.
Every Thursday I drop a new Capsule Collection. Anything goes; I just have fun with it. This week I even teased the design by including a skyscraper I love that has a 360 degrees open view.
I ask "Will you come enjoy the view with me Thursday?" Each layers reveal a clue of what's to come. Ultimately you will make what you want of it; and this is the idea.
Art finishes to belong to you once you put it out for everyone to see.
The building makes another appearance in the actual Facebook and Instagram posts. Yeah there’s always something to feel and read in between the lines. I like to push that aspect of the process you know. I like to tease your imagination and hopefully you're playing along. This is more than just clothes; because if it was only for that; the designs use the same base every week. I would bore you to death.
I have unlocked all the options on TEESPRING. I have access to more items but I just play with those because I'm telling a story; people don’t come only for the clothes I suspect they come for more. A glimpse at some truth; some shared memories of pop culture; business jargon. Hopefully a laugh or a "oh ha" moment that made you think.
Sending a lot of love and good energy your way.
See the whole collection here: https://teespring.com/shop/you-pay-for-the-view
Yes you read it right. Finally some good news. First we would like to thank you, for your constant support during these hard times.
Your comments; your shares and orders during the worst of times helped us stay focused on what matters: YOU!
We are based in New York, where at the moment I'm writing this; Manhattan is only going trough PHASE 1 of reopening.
This means the retail stores are not even yet scheduled to reopen until next week.
1) Amazon Merch, although an online E-commerce, after a 3 months shut down, has reopened. We were approved earlier this year on that platform. But by the time we were ready to show you our designs; AMAZON, had suspended it's services on it. Now we get a chance to publish our designs.
2) We are seriously considering offering FREE shipping on our upcoming collections on TEESPRING.
We understand that by us paying for the shipping, you actually pay for the price that you see; and that can make a big difference for our fans, particularly for those of you outside of the USA.
These good news are timely. When you look for the good in things you can certainly find it. Studdedspikes New Generation turned 1 year June 12 2020!
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Be on the look out for our new Weekly Thursday Capsule Collections on TEESPRING that will reflect these changes. Be on the look out for our cosmetic products launch this FALL. You can watch the promo clip below.
You can follow our Brand Ambassadors in you area:
Global Ambassador: Ayesha @queenme_exotic
Thailand Ambassadors: Tun @thanawin_98, Taek 5 @taek.5, จิม @jimcntp
GABON Ambassador: Ayrton @eko_Ayrton
Watch RISE! A short Movie on HD
💎⛓💧CLICK TO WATCH "STUDDEDPIKES RISE on HD. You Are The Accessory And The Accessory Is You. StuddedSpikes 2019 - 🎥 🍿CREDIT: Model Rafaël @DjameeModels stiletto heels boots, Courtesy of John Ashford @johnashfordshoes Photos: Djamee Kadeem Lewis-Riley @kadeemlriley; Rafaël and The Hudson Yards. by Djamee Photography @djameeworld. Music: PLAN by Y Millz Musik @swaggu__ (feat Dotty Dot) Prod by Kirko. Creative Direction: StuddedSpikes by Djamee by Djamee @studdedspikes - Djamee.
We are told that Djamee offers only Premium Tees on Studdedspikes.com E-Shop. StuddedSpikes by Djamee are UNISEX. Expect a very comfortable to the skin range of merchandise. In a near future. Djamee is also re-opening his custom made StuddedSpikes that consists of hats; caps; masks bracelets; necklacess; collars and gloves with spikes and Swarovski cristals on them. You can shop now
After a long hiatus I have decided to re-open the gate and let the flood of creativity FLOW. Studs and Spikes are a reflect of my state of mind. I always look at my creations or accessories I transform as a symbol of my inner transformation. I had to work out things in my life and I did it for the best. I believe that anyone with an open mind can wear a StuddedSpikes by me.
I know that since the time I launched in Fall 2009 a lot of mainstream artists such as Rihanna; Madonna; Lady Gaga... have been increasingly wearing studs and spikes giving an edge to their outfits or sometimes making it their centerpiece.
My goal is to start working more often with artists and collaborate in helping them manifesting their vision. I will open new locations in NYC and in the rest of the country this year. The main store will remain the site. You can contact me with any ideas ; I am happy to help. Stylists I do have cool pieces for you.
You will be able to enjoy all my limited edition StuddedSpikes for yourself or as a gift.
With Valentine's day around the corner what better than offering your other half a bracelet? LOVELINXThis is one of my bestseller at a bargain price.
Girls travel from far to get theirs. Guys love them too because either they are Goth or not it always send a message of danger about them. I know I always feel that when I wear one LoveLinx. Thanks a lot for your support; bookmark us and Spread the love.
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PS: Most orders can be shipped in 2 days or less.
Coming Soon Studdedspikes by Djamee ™ Skincare©
YOU ARE THE ACCESSORY AND THE ACCESSORY IS YOU