Tuesday, November 27, 2007
GWEN STEFANI - EARLY WINTER (Official Video)
Not my favorite song, but stunning nonetheless. Mature dress choices. Clear couture choices, only for the best. The green flower print looks like a Galliano but I can't say 100%. Enjoy, as always.
Oh and shouts to the painted trains. You get the best looks at graff when riding the train.
Posted by RIFE at 11:04 PM
Monday, November 26, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Over the Thanksgiving holiday its always interesting to get together with your family and bring each other up to date on "whats up." My dad, being a man of the times that he is, asked me if i knew about Calle 13, a Boriqua rapper. Apparently homeboy stole the show with a dope performance at this years Latin Grammy's. He won 3 awards this year for his sophomore effort, and 2 for his debut, Calle is a political MC that literally represents the street that he came from. Similiar to M.I.A. One thing you must understand about Puerto Ricans is that we are completely tacky, we aint gonna deny that shit and it may be ridiculous but hey...
collabs with nelly furtado. yo she loves the island. does mad videos over there.k
denied puffy. homie tried to sign him. didnt work.
"He's more Puerto Rican than Puerto Rico" Melissa Ramierez
Posted by RIFE at 1:20 AM
Thursday, November 22, 2007
With all the Black Friday sales would it be bad if we just went shopping for ourselves? That sounds so selfish, but the sales at some of our favorite shops are ridiculous. Check em out if you can. Don't miss Topstitch event on Saturday. They are having a trunk show with some of the designers in the house. Good music, drinks, and the girls will be dressed as elves wrapping gifts. Pick up those Babooshka jumpers and dresses. Hot fabric combinations and flattering colorways at affordable prices. Perfect for party dress ideas and one of a kind gifts. Babooshka is created and designed in house so your guaranteed custom alterations. And if you think you can make it for cheaper then DO IT! damn, don't knock the hussle.
Posted by RIFE at 8:02 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Thoughts and Ideas; heavy.
Some of our favorites and much much more available at Omoi, located at 1608 Pine St. Everytime you go in you will find something new. Trust. Books, toys, The Stringdoll Gang keychains, artwork, Nooka watches, and tea sets are among the treasures. New merchandise is coming in for holiday so stop in, there's also a sale running right now. You need the disgruntled Space Ghost shirt in your life. More stuff is coming in for guys, the blue and white cardigan from WESC is dope.
Posted by RIFE at 10:03 PM
Friday, November 16, 2007
Tonight Sam Flores will be at Lineage Gallery unveiling a new collection of works titled, Senso to Heiwa, or War and Peace. Orignially from New Mexico but based in San Fransisco Sam's graphic approach to painting is impressive. Essentially his work is available at affordable price points. Upper Playground has created a co-brand with Flores, 12 Grain. Everything from ashtrays, to shower curtains, and apparel can be purchased with the melancholic figures that spawn from his imagination. You don't want to miss this show.
Go to samflores-12grain.blogspot.com to check out Sam's process and his adventures.
21 N. 2nd Street
The works of Sam Flores
Posted by RIFE at 10:04 AM
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
The Philadelphia Rock Paper Scissors City League will be having an off season event tonight at Bob and Barbara's. Sign up is at 7:30pm and competitive RPS starts around 8pm. There is a $3 sign up fee and the winner and the runner up split the money. There is also a $20 prize for the street RPS winner. That's six specials!!! What you know about street RPS??? Since the fake money will be circulating around you can expect some serious C-LO to be goin down as well. PBRPRPSCLCS is sponsored by our favorite retro beer, Pabst.
Posted by RIFE at 11:20 AM
Friday, November 9, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
FLOSS-TRA-FUCKING-DAMUS in Philly at Silk City. Wednesday nite y'allll. Get in where ya fit in. Haven't seen these boys since Chicago in August. Crazy ill retarded. Chicago has got in goin on Club Debonair is THE spot to be! Will dance for Flossy D.
J2K at Lollapalooza.
Posted by RIFE at 9:06 PM
There is a delicious interview with Lanie Alabanza, the designer of cult favorite, Hellz Bellz in Format Magazine. She offers up some good insight on the industry and shows mad love to her man. Love design duos!
Here is a little taste from the chat, check out the rest of it riight here
Format: To what do you attribute the lack of female designers in streetwear?
Lanie: It may not seem like it but female designers definitely have a presence in streetwear, that’s for sure. Just because they may not be in the forefront with their own line, doesn’t mean they aren’t there. As far as female brands in streetwear, the niche is still pretty small but it’s good to see that it’s progressing. I’ve been seeing a lot more women’s brands popping up as of lately, but whether or not they are actually designed by a female or have some guy behind the computer designing for them, that I don’t know. It would be nice to think that a female is behind them all and not just a face for a brand.
OMOI in between 16th and 17th on Pine stocks Hellz Bellz, more than just one or two hoodies, Deep Sleep. There is more to come for Holiday, Liz already has the order in! Stop in and check it out. OMOI is on our links, she's got a well developed site up with most of the merchandise available to purchase.
Monday, November 5, 2007
Drunken Spelling Bee! This Monday and every FIRST Monday of the month at Bob and Barbara's. We have never made it past the first round but we play anyway. $3 specials of P-B-R. BNB'S just got Best Bar, Best Special, and Best Drag Show in the City paper AND one of the nation's Best Dive Bar's in Maxim!! and it's right at 15th and South. Where the crowd always pleases. Don't even challenge us in Coaster Flip or Ring Toss, we'll kill you. Spelling Bee starts around 10pm
Saturday, November 3, 2007
The Gildon Works will be playing at the Khyber tonight along with the Photon Band and The Three 4 Tens. The Gildon Works have a well developed sound that is moody and diverse. Eight bucks and it starts at 9pm.
Khyber is at 56 S.Second St. Philadelphia. You should already know that.
Posted by RIFE at 3:23 PM
Thursday, November 1, 2007
HAPPY HALLOWEEN-LOVE RIFE
As our week of costume debauchery closes, we decided to share some photos. We kicked the week of with an ILL Cypress Hill show, and let me say that hands down it was one of the best hip hop shows I've seen in awhile. It helped that our buddy Evan hopped on stage and dove into the crowd while Rock Superstar closed the show. YES! The boys from Pedestrian held it down with a tee release and a basement banger. The music was off the hook and even though the Rife girls were the only costumed dolls we had fun. Ah and finally Halloween, BOB AND BARB'S of course! We couldn't resist bobbing for PBR, pumpkin drawing contests, hilarious costumes, and neighborhood friends. DJ Steve Ferrel jumped on the wheels and we danced our asses off to the BEST hip hop and soul jams. So I hope everyone had fun, there were so many parties to get down at. Now back to work? Welll, the weekend is right around the corner...
Posted by RIFE at 7:09 PM