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LA Event: Creatures of Comfort Warehouse Sale
Friday, October 31, 2008, 09:45 k
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Well, it’s the last weekend before the election, and I plan to make some calls for Obama and do some protesting against Prop 8.  However, I think I’ll take a break from politicking to check out the Creatures of Comfort Warehouse Sale. Up to 90% off–I hope there’s some Rachel Comey for me to snatch up.

–Valentina

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Made with Hands: I Think Summer is Almost Over

Summer doesn’t end in California until around Halloween. It’s the same thing every year, and we are forced to endure it while most of the country gets to pack away their sandals and pull out the warm and cozies. This year is no different, but finally this week, we are starting to get some relief. Right on schedule.

So, in honor of the dropping temps, I thought I’d feature Made with Hands, a handmade accessories label started by East London twins Calliste and Carissa in 2004. Their hats, scarves, bow ties, necklaces and housewares are knitted and crocheted from 100% natural fibers. Plus, they’re cute.

Now if only we could get below 80 degrees.

–Valentina



The Filthy Youth: Totally Not Dogstar
Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 01:12 k
Filed under: Music, T.V. | Tags: , , ,

So I came pretty late to the Gossip Girl bandwagon, but I’ve been catching up on season 1 on DVD. After watching the first few episodes, I began to ask myself why i didn’t watch sooner since it has a hot cast, everyone sleeps with everyone, they shop a lot and wear designer clothes (90210 eat your heart out).

The cast member you kinda love to hate is Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick) and he has a band. I know right now your kinda groaning and Dogstar might be coming to mind but, wait, this band is kinda good. They sound a bit like The Libertines, and they are called The Flithy Youth. You can check out more of their songs on their myspace page.

–Mikey



LA Event: Part Time Punks Festival
Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 01:06 k
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One of my favorite clubs in Los Angeles, Part Time Punks, takes place every Sunday at The Echo. It’s where you go every week if you want to dance to No Wave, Post Punk, Indie Pop and other obscure music.The club has become notrious for their Smiths night, and many celebs have cut moves on their dance floor–from Karen O to Chloe Sevigny.

Now the club is putting on the first Post Punk Festival since the early 80’s. The Part Time Punks Festival will take place on Nov 16th at The Echo and The Echoplex. The first 100 tickets will be sold for only $14 via ticketweb and should sell very quickly.

The club has put together a pretty amazing line up, featuring the first performance in 20 years from A Certain Ratio. Also playing is the couldn’t be hotter band of the moment Vivan Girls. The rest of the stellar line up features Pylon, Love is All, Medium Medium, Savage Republic, Warpaint, Mika Miko The Nightingales and many more. Doing special dj sets are David J. (Bauhaus/Love & Rockets), Dave Newton (Mighty Lemon Drops),  Chuck Warner (Messthetics/Hyped 2 Death) and Dan Selzer (Acute Records).

–Mikey



Mexico Fashion Week Spring 09: Manhes Massun
Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 12:57 k
Filed under: Designer Spotlight, Runway | Tags: , , ,

I was checking out the pics of Mexico Fashion Week Spring 09 on Coutorture, and I was really into the collection by Manhes Massun. I couldn’t find out too much about the label, but I do know that it’s a collaboration between Sophie Massun and Isabel Manhes.

Let me know if you know anything else, but in the meantime, check out the duos colorful and distinctly Mexican collection.  I want all this stuff!

–Valentina

See other Mexico Fashion Week shows at Coutorture.




Chloe Sevigny Does Beck
Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 09:36 k
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Beck has just released the official new video for “Gamma Ray”. This is the first single off of Modern Guilt, his newest album. The video features none other than fashionista Chloe Sevigny, who shimmies all over this bright video and wears her best clownesque make up (girl looks hot).

Click here to see the video:Beck – Gamma Ray

–Mikey



Spring ’09 Fashion Week: WWD’s Top Collection
Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 08:00 k
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WWD has just released their picks for the top collections of Spring 09 Fashion Week. I definitely have to agree with many of the choices from the stunning Rodarte line to Chanel’s classic collection with a youthful spin. And I was completely gaga for Marc Jacobs.

Here are the top looks for spring 09:

Rodarte


Chanel


Dolce & Gabbana


Dries Van Noten


Giorgio Armani


Jil Sander


Koi Suwannagate


Lanvin


Louis Vuitton


Marc Jacobs

-Mikey