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Entertainer Spotlight: Haitian V aka Vlad Calixte

Everyone knows that there is a long list of entertainers that hail from from the County of Kings.  Any given day you can stumble upon a wealth of talent in Brooklyn.  There is one comedian destined to put Brooklyn on the map once again.  Haitian V aka Vlad Calixte is well known for his hilarious work chronicling the Haitian experience in New York and his remarkable stage presence.  Vlad just launched his website, www.JustVlad.com.  Check it out to see his new skits and find out performance dates.

Vlad Calixte aka Haitian V

Vlad Calixte aka Haitian V

Brand to Watch: DIEM NYC

Everyone who knows me knows that I am very proud to call myself a Brooklynite.  Brooklyn has been a wellspring of talent and ingenuity since the Dutch settled here in 1634.  Yes I went that far back.  One of the things that Brooklyn is known for is reinventing its own aesthetic through style.  In my opinion we are witnessing this reinvention once again through the clothing of DIEM.  The acronym stands for Does It Even Matter.  Apparently it does because many tastemakers and celebs alike have been seen wearing the brand conceived by the same designer who brought us Brooklyn Sky.  I would strongly suggest checking out their line if you're looking to reinvent your personal aesthetic.   Visit DIEM

DIEM paid homage to Peter Quillin a.k.a Kid Chocolate.  The boxing champion represents Brooklyn.