Contrary to prior belief, Brooklyn ain’t a borough… it’s a world unto itself. Hence, the late great GURU titling Gang Starr’s ode to Brooklyn, “The Planet.” Robert Norman, graphic designer and Bed Stuy native, is the owner and creative visionary of fashion brand Planet Brooklyn Academy. The clothing line (originally launched without the “Academy” surname) has evolved over the years to include designs inspired by collegiate life. PBA’s website extends beyond fresh gear; various news articles, events and hotspots from around Brooklyn are also posted on the regular.
Aside from being an astute businessman, Rob is a good friend of mine. So when he recently planned a fashion photo shoot with sexy model Jessica Moya, my BK brethren came to The Spizzy for an assist… and I was more than happy to oblige. We put our resources together and this exclusive photo set is the result. In fact, the picture above is now available as wallpaper for your iPod and iPhone. Go to Planet Brooklyn’s Facebook Fan Page for a FREE DOWNLOAD.
Planet Brooklyn Academy provided what little clothing Jessica wears in these flicks, beautifully shot by ace photographer Sylvia Torres. Check out Sylvia’s website for her impressive portfolio, she’s a true artist (and a certified hottie her damn self). Also keep in mind that Planet Brooklyn Academy has stylish gear of all types for both men & women.
Head below the jump and enjoy our collaboration.
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