Hey Shout Summertime Blues.
Founder of CBGB, Hilley Kristal died today. CBGB was the hub of underground punk rock in the 80's. Hilley took his love for music & established a venue that set the stage for ground breaking music that no one else would give a chance. Bands like the Talking Heads, The Smiths, The Ramones started in the the flyer plastered venue. Its all about taking a risk & Hilley Kristal took the risk.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Hey Shout Summertime Blues.
Posted by RIFE at 10:14 AM
Monday, August 27, 2007
Make-up artists, this is for you. It may be a little early but mark your calenders and reserve your tickets for the International Make-up Artist Trade Show. This year the show will be held in London on January 27 and 28th. The event offers a diverse mix of the finest education and demonstrations by the industry's top artists. Also taking place is the 3rd annual International Student Make-up Competition. The themes haven't been posted yet but you will need photos of your work and a brief bio. The competition is open to students currently enrolled at a recognized school or have graduated in the past 12 months. The event is sponsored by Make-up Artist Magazine. For more information about ticket prices check out the IMATS website.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
There's A Friendly Ghost In Town.
Casper is bombing the city with his infamous ghost & drip tag. Be on the look out for Casper he's not stopping anytime soon.
"Loyalty, Freedom, Creativity, & Camaderie" is not only something LOLA NYC embraces, but personifies. This clothing company is grounded in freedom, anarchy & sheer dedication. LOLA NYC is run, owned & founded by 3 guys in the know since 1st grade. In the years of teenage wasteland they established Lola Prentice Memorial Park which became a prominant place for young skaters. Like all good things the park came to an end & the boys parted ways. Their love for it all brought them back together years later & they formed LOLA NYC as a dedication to the skate park. The boys are onto something. Their designers are excuted with simplicty, but their messgae resonates & sets them apart--Rebellion can establish.
Grafitti artist Denz has covered it all from freights to sneakers & now she coined the toaster. The pioneer artisit was done with the mundane tankers & oil freights & decided to take pop art to a new level. She has turned the toaster into a purse. Functionable art. Innovative design. Denz
The interior lights up.
Posted by RIFE at 12:55 PM
Monday, August 20, 2007
LA designer Freddie Rojas was born working in the fashion industry. His parents owned a bridal boutique in LA and his grandmother taught him how to sew. Rojas' retail experience coupled with his forward creative expression has led to international success. The 32 year old Spanish, Ecuadorian, and Peruvian designer puts out four collections a year for both men and women. The current "Urban Street" collection is straight fire for the ladies. We are loving the hooded onesies and the jewelry! Celebrity stylists are after Rojas goods each season because he really understands and embraces the Southern California style and raises the sex appeal. On the east coast you can find his merchandise at select boutiques, like Patricia Field in New York who is a long time supporter of Rojas. The dresses are casual but the detailing makes the pieces stand out. To see more of the collection, news, and store info, about Rojas, check out the website Click on images to enlarge.
"The stuff is hot, but the line was made with so much love - it has so much personality," says Rojas of his "Urban Street" collection.
"That Latin sexiness, hotness comes through in the collection, without a doubt," he says.
"It's for a girl that's confident, on the edge, who likes to be sexy and hot.
"The girl on the go that knows the beat of the street is a Rojas girl," he says.- per the New York Post
Posted by RIFE at 6:59 AM
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Just announced that Henry Holland, Danielle Scutt, and Louise Goldin will be returning to the fashion tents at London Fashion Week this September with Fashion East. Each year three womenswear designers are chosen by an industry panel to showcase rising talent at Fashion Week. Known for his quirky rhymes referencing the fashion industry on bright tees Holland has gained a cult following with his slogans. This is the second outing for Holland, Scutt, and Goldin. Danielle Scutt has fun 80's inspired dresses and suits. Goldin is known for her intricate knitwear, cashmere, collages with textured fabrics and beading.
The Coco Rocha tee is dope. Designed for the "fashion groupie" the shirts are available at Barney's and Seven in New York.
a look from Louise Goldin
Danielle Scutt dress
Another House of Holland tee
Posted by RIFE at 9:26 AM
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
If you are in the Philadelphia area this weekend this will be a sale to check out. The event will be located at F.U.E.L Gallery at 3rd and Arch in Old City. Sugarcube has some amazing vintage pieces, accessories, and shoes. One of the best shops in the city for sure. The store will soon be relocating to a fresh location with more space at 124 North 3rd Street. Until then you can check out the spot at 3rd and Chestnut.