With crazy work weeks, impeding social calendars and insatiable Netflix cravings, it’s easy to miss a lot of exciting things happening in the world. No worry, I’ve decided to try a new post series out recapping some of the coolest finds (music, art, fashion, etc) into one compiled list. So without further delay, here is The Rundown: This Week’s Musts.

Must Support: Lumenati CS1 Camera Kickstarter

Our smartphones (particularly iPhones) are constantly evolving as the technology Swiss Army knives we could have never imagined. Lumenati asked the question, “Why not turn the powerful camera on your iPhone into a fully functioning video camera?”–giving birth to their project the Lumenati CS1. The case loads your iPhone 6 or 6s like film into the camera case allowing filmmakers the ability to dynamically control the video function of their smartphone (mics, lights and various lenses are able to be attached). Take a look at the video and support their kick starter!

Must Try: Ripe Life Wines

A few weeks ago I attended The Bonobos NY Guideshop Launch event. It was a great introduction to the newest Guideshop location of the brand. The multilevel store was packed while delicious hors d’oeuvres were passed around. It didn’t take long for everyone to get hooked on what was accompanying our small treats for the night. Ripe Life Wines provided guests with two of their select crafted wines– The Clambake Chardonnay and The Clambake Rosé. Instantly addicted! I guess the new addiction showed as my friends and I were approached by one of the brand’s partners, Grant Cowherd, who explained the company’s vineyard process and how they’ve established themselves as a quality craft wine entity. If you’re in the East coast, do yourself a favor this weekend and try them out!

Must Hear: Jacob Banks “Monster”


…I’ve learnt is that as much as I don’t like it, sometimes you have to become a monster to get what you want and I may well have to become the miracle I’m searching for.

-Jacob Banks

There’s something about his voice. Admittedly, I’ve been playing Jacob Banks’ latest “Monster” for a while nearly on repeat. Lifted off his upcoming EP The Paradox, Banks’ newest song has a striking tribal beat accompanied with his gritty and powerful vocals. Take a listen.

Must See: Balmain’s Sibling Rivalry

French fashion house Balmain has released its Fall 15 campaign featuring the brand’s models and their respective siblings. The campaign features Kendall Jenner and her sister Kylie, Gigi Hadid and her sister Bella, and Armando and Fernandao Cabral. But if you ask me, it’s Joan Smalls and her sister Erika who steal the show.