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Blindie has been obsessed with black albinos ever since we reported on their mistreatment in Africa, so when we spotted Shaun at the Persona magazine launch at The Griffin on Friday we had to ask him a few questions. Imagine our surprise when we found out he was featured on Tyra Banks’ website.

NAME: Shaun Ross
OCCUPATION: Albino male model
HOMETOWN: Bronx, NY
NAME YOUR STYLE: “It’s just ME!”
OUTFIT SOUNDTRACK: A Kanye song
STYLE INFLUENCE: “I just love black!”

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Blindie spotted a fashionable couple strolling down Broadway in New York’s East Village and we just had to capture their moment and get their fashion point of view on a few questions.

NAME: Kate Ross
OCCUPTATION: Designer/Owner of Distinguished Cravat (specializing in leather and plaid bowties and neckties)
HOMETOWN: Winston Salem, NC
NAME YOUR ENSEMBLE: “Negro Chic”
OUTFIT SOUNDTRACK: “Heartbeat” by Madonna
FASHION ICON: Yves Saint Laurent. (“I feel like when he died I carry his spirit for women who don’t like to be “pretty” all the time.)

NAME: Johnny Good
OCCUPATION: Socialite
HOMETOWN: Flatbush, Brooklyn with an ATL connection
NAME YOUR ENSEMBLE: “Negro Chic”
OUTFIT SOUNDTRACK: “Jungle Grooves” by James Brown and “Touch The Sky” by Kanye West
FASHION ICON: Ralph Lauren. (“His story is inspirational -how he came up.”)

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Denny’s recently unleashed their Allnighter campaign to put some rock n’ roll in your late night special. Their latest commercial stars Lance-Chandler Russell, who was featured in a recent SPOTTED post by Blindie.

In the ad, the edgy cutie is rocking a mean fro’ and his signature “urban street meets fashion runway” style.

The all-American diner now features a rock star menu with selections made by hip bands like Plain White T’s, Taking Back Sunday, and The All-American Rejects.

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NAME: Lance-Chandler Russell
HOMETOWN: Bushwick, Brooklyn
NAME YOUR EMSEMBLE: “Urban Street Meets Fashion Runway”
OUTFIT SOUNDTRACK: “A Little Better” by Gnarls Barkley
FASHION ICON: Life. (“I draw from myself. Life fashions itself.”)

NAME: Noa
HOMETOWN: Nepal
NAME YOUR EMSEMBLE: “Self”
OUTFIT SOUNDTRACK: Anything Bob Marley.
FASHION ICON: Ex-girlfriend. (“She would dress me up, make me try new things. I would’ve never worn skinny jeans if it wasn’t for her. Now, I’m all over it.”)

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At the launch party for Metal magazine on Tuesday night at New York’s Dactyl Foundation Gallery, Blindie spotted some fashion trendsetters for our new style feature, “Spotted.”

NAME: Karen
HOMETOWN: Los Angeles
NAME YOUR EMSEMBLE: “Thrift Store Delight”
OUTFIT SOUNDTRACK: The Entire The Kids Soundtrack
FASHION ICON: Nina Simone


NAME: Keino Benjamin
HOMETOWN: The Caribbean
NAME YOUR EMSEMBLE: “Benjamin’s $100 Bill”
OUTFIT SOUNDTRACK: “Forever” by Chris Brown
FASHION ICON: Self (“I’m taking over New York with my rich, prestigious and bold style”) & Tom Ford (“He’s the best in the world for clothes and glasses”).

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