Magazine Cover: The FADER Issue #75: Fall Fashion Featuring Frank Ocean

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This is very a great year for Frank Ocean. He produced songs for BeyoncĂ©, Jay-Z, Kanye West and now he is on the cover of Issue # 75 Fader magazine. Over the past year or so, Frank Ocean became more ubiquitous than he probably ever imagined. From his heartfelt mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra to his two—TWO!—appearances on Jay-Z and Kanye’s Watch The Throne, the man is (deservedly) everywhere.

When he was nine, Frank Ocean’s godfather subscribed him to Robb Report, a magazine for the ultra-rich. Less interested in fiduciary smarts, it’s a catalog of conspicuous consumption, highlighting tropical vacations, invaluable antiques and, as Ocean came to know, really expensive cars. Though he comes from a middle class family, he obsessively read the magazine’s classified ads, fixating on exorbitantly priced used Bentleys and Maybachs. “I would just fall in love with all their cars. That was the start.” Ocean, whowas born Christopher Breaux (and goes by Lonny to friends), downscaled his material desires, and when he was 13, began going door-to-door, detailing cars for cash. “I would bring all my supplies. Literally, it was like a movie, I had a wagon, those long red wagons, like a Radio Flyer-type wagon, and I used to buy my own soaps.”

Source: The Fader

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Donovan is the CEO and Editor-In-Chief of www.dmfashionbook.com. For all general inquiries please email don@dmfashionbook.com Donovan has a BA in Journalism & Media Studies from the prestigious Rutgers University. He's currently studying entertainment and fashion law.