Saturday, May 1, 2010
Last night, I was fortunate enough to see Portugal The Man perform. They performed an intimate concert at my college, and practically melted the faces of the audience with their progressive instrumental strings and ballads. They even covered MGMT's Midnight Warrior, so extra cred for that.
I also got to talk to them last night, not about their music. But about their taste in neck candy, as I so endearingly refer to necklaces. Probably one of the more interesting conversations they'd have with a fan last night (everyone else just proclaimed their love for the music and how much they wanted to 'bang' them...not sure if that was a sexual come-on or a physical threat on their lives).
Coming soon, the details of our conversations, pictures, and little doodles The Man made in my journal!
Monday, April 12, 2010
The upcoming issue of VMAN blurs the lines of reality with combining it with fantasy. Ellen von Unwerth takes the characters from the land of Far Far Away and pairs them up with actual models for what looks to be a pretty cool fashion shoot.
The new issue will hit newsstands April 20th.
And so it begins, which should have begun a while ago. The new blog is up, and you're reading it (or ignoring it, but probably not if you've gotten this far).
A friend of mine who DJs here in Chicago (DJ Adapt, look him up) informed me of a very intriguing website (link below) of an LA-based fashion boutique store. ▲❍▼❏ (or GAS'D) was founded by artist/designer Imani Waddy, and is unique in the fact that its conceptual foundations are devoted to one simple message: L O V E.
Sure, it may sound like a 'hippie' notion, but in this day and age love is something to be valued. The sexy, minimalistic aesthetics of the street-wear brings a sense of fashion that is elevated to a higher ground. I'm quite partial to their jewelry, which is one-of-a-kind (unless they somehow find the unique pieces used to design them). Not to mention, their love-bike is awesome, with simple aesthetics that prevent it from being the atypical 'hipster' fixed gear.
THE MESSAGE : "GAS’D is a clothing line created to uplift the masses by relaying the message that “Love is Real”. We believe that there is a universal love in all of humanity, that is stronger than the ignorance and hate that seems to breed in areas of our world. We are ALL human … and humanity is what matters. Love for all humanity and each other can overcome so much in this life. GAS’D will forever embrace this ideal and use our art and our clothing to spread this message."