I was born in Flatbush,Brooklyn at Kings County Hospital on April 8,1987. The hospital is also referred to as Killer County, but thats a whole other story. My early childhood was spent on Parkside Avenue, which wasn't paradise, but it was the place I called home. I went to school P.S 92 and my first grade teacher was Ms.Brown. I remember going to her class dressed in backwards denim overalls, pretending to be the American rap duo Kris Kross. She literally made me, "Jump,Jump" out of her class and into the bathroom to change.
When I wasn't in class getting in trouble, I was at Prospect Park with friends. The park was one of my favorite places to go, because it was filled with endless activities. At lunch time, I would scrape up change for 10 cent ices, ranch Doritos chips and chicken wings. All on a budget of 1 dollar.
My mom always told me to get home before dark, but of course I was too busy attending block parties on Clarkson avenue. When I danced, all the grown folks started chanting, "Go Lou Lou, Go Lou Lou." I guess I was the life of the party. Until, my mother showed up in her slippers and pajamas and told me to go upstairs, because it was past my bedtime. I was so embarrassed, because all my friends would laugh and say I was on "lock down" but in the words of Biggie, "It was all good."
That was only a glimpse of my Flatbush days. Now I can take my heritage everywhere I go, with this new "Flatbush Varsity Jacket" from Atrium. The jacket features cream leather sleeve, a red and black check print body, "BK" patch detail and "Flatbush" written on the back. So whether you grew up here or you just moved in yesterday, you too can have "Flatbush" on your back.
"49er Blonde Havana" Sunglasses | RetroSuperFuture
Flatbush Varsity Jacket | Atrium *sold only at new Brooklyn location
Navy Blue tee | Nuco
"Dope Ring" | by DopeNYC
Burgundy belt | Paul Smith
Blue jeans | Glamour Kills
Burgundy Brogues | Paul Smith
Shot by Liz Coicou
Location | Dumbo, Brooklyn