I’ve said it (aka tweeted it) and I’ll say it again: Maluca Mala is EVERYTHING. Yeah, there’s a whole crop of emerging ferosh female MCs doing their thang right now, but y’all MUST keep an eye out for the awesomely self-described Dominican princess with a penchant for spitting sassy flows. What really gets my lashes batting are the Harlem-raised talent’s serious head-turning eye candy ’90s-heavy lewks she fearlessly werqs/I sartorial Stan for. (Color contacts and chokers = <3!) Like Maluca, I’m a fan of a good designer-meets-thrift combo. Unlike Maluca, I’m not homies with the Opening Ceremony crew and don’t own custom-made Levi’s courtesy of Nicola Formichetti. :’( There’s also that VFiles ”Xtreme Fashion Week” video in which MM plays host whilst sporting a video camera on her forehead and brilliantly gushes to A. Wang post-show: “That collection was like, OVA!” *Faints* #PleaseBeMyBFF Additionally, I’m obsessed with homegirl’s “Lola” music video starring bad ass super-model JENNY SHIMIZU. *J’Dead* Well, I got Maluca to take a hot sec from her dizzying studio sched—where she’s finishing up her sure-to-be AMAZE ‘Massive Pow Pow’ EP—to spill the fashion-y rave-friendly beans for this week’s Favorite Things. FYI: Sartorial-induced side-effects include envy and euphoria.
Statement Piece: My contacts.
Karaoke Jam: ”Nasty Girl” - Vanity 6.
Tatt: MALUCA tattoo.
Shoes: My custom made peek-a-boo NIKE STOMPS!
eBay purchase: I don’t shop online. I like to touch everything I purchase.
Hair Product: Every Banjee girl has PROStyle hair gel.
Nail Polish: I like French tipped nails
Sunglasses: LUAR ZEPOL!
oncert T-shirt: JAY-Z 2012 at the new Nets stadium.
Syle Icon: COCO (Ice T’s Boo), Left Eye and Leila K.
Perfume: Stella McCartney.
Moisturizer: Aveeno for my face and Kiehl’s Body Butter.
Eye makeup: Silver Liquid eyeliner. I love a bat wing.
Designers: Luar Zepol, Alexander Wang, Givenchy, Nasir Mazhar, Cassette Playa, Hood By Air, Gareth Pugh, Margiela, Mugler.
Fashion in a Music Video: My “Lola” video.
Lipstick/Gloss: NYX “DUBAI”