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Solid Line-Up, Lackluster Headliners: The Coachella Lineup is FINALLY Announced
Friday, January 30, 2009, 11:48 k
Filed under: Events, Music | Tags: , , , , , ,

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There was so much hoopla made about the Coachella annoucement this week when it got delayed. There was chatter that a headliner pulled out, that it wasn’t happening, that a major act was rearranging there schedule to play. In the end, we ended up with very few surprises (those usually come later), a solid line-up and lackluster headliners.

That being said, it’s never really about who headlines and more to do with the second tier acts, and this year doesn’t dissapoint with the likes of Amy Winehouse, My Bloody Valentine, Morrissey, Antony and the Johnsons and… I could go and on. A lot of Threadtrend obsessions are represented, and here’s to hoping for some exciting line-up annoucements.

Tickets go onsale today via ticketmaster, and there is even a lay-away plan to reflect the poor shape of mostly everyone’s wallets. Take a look at Threadtrend’s Top 50 Albums of 2008 for a sample of a lot of the bands playing Coachella.

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Late of the Pier’s “Heartbeat”
Thursday, January 29, 2009, 03:15 k
Filed under: Music | Tags: , , , ,
Here’s the newest video “Heartbeat” from Late of the Pier. The video features the quite hot band falling through different landscapes. There’s so much going on in this video as they get pushed down and around so much, its just enough to make your head explode. The video was shot by Megaforce , who are quickly becoming my favorite directors with their quirky, fun-filled videos featuring the some of the hottest bands around.
The 4-piece Late of the Pier hails from the United Kingdom, and they have just released their debut album Fantasy Black Channel in the US this January. They are touring throughout Europe this spring. Hopefully the band will be making it over to the states later this spring or summer.
-Mikey

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See It: Roisin Murphy Walks for Vaulthier
Thursday, January 29, 2009, 03:08 k
Filed under: Designer Spotlight, Fame, Music, Runway | Tags: , , , ,

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Last month we reported that electronic songstress Roisin Murphy was set to walk the Alexandre Vauthier Spring 2009 Couture show, and we now have pictures! Check it.

You can see the rest of this highly galactical show at Faithful to Fashion.

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-Valentina



Betsey Johnson Opens the Archives

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When I was in high school, they opened a Betsey Johnson store at the local outlet mall, and I was super excited. My mom would pretty much set me loose in there, letting me stock up on the previous season’s markdowns. It was heaven. I remember one particular dress with raspberry buttons–why did I ever get rid of that thing?

Well, maybe that dress and I will be reunited because WWD reports that the designer will release a capsule collection of her greatest hits. Johnson is joining up with Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of Opening Ceremony to open the archives. The result will be a 35-piece collection of authentic re-issues. Nice.

The capsule collection will hit Opening Ceremony stores in LA and NYC this fall, along with a few Betsey Johnson locations.

-Valentina

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Paris Couture Spring 2009: Lagerfeld Lightens Up
Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 02:41 k
Filed under: Designer Spotlight, Runway | Tags: , , , ,

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Karl Lagerfeld has developed such a media character–“the high-fashion curmudgeon”–that he has to remind us once in a while that he is, indeed, a prolific designer, too. The Chanel Couture Spring 2009 collection went a long way to nudge us to recall that fact. The resounding color of the show was white, which seemed like a curt rebellion against the general glumness that’s taken over since we all went broke. Lagerfeld said he “started with a clean sheet of paper.” There were a fair share of feathers and flowers, too, but it wasn’t all lofty free-spiritedness –there was lots of structure by way of a-line skirts and sharp shoulders. Shots of black also made it into the collection, becoming more prominent toward the end.

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–Valentina

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See This: Frozen River
Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 01:18 k
Filed under: Film | Tags: , , , , ,

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The film pick of the week is Frozen River. This was the movie that everyone championed and loved, and that poured over into a surprise Academy Award nomination for Melissa Leo for Best Actress. She might not have a shot at winning, but the nomination gave this little-seen film a shot at a wider audience. It’s in very limited play now but arrives on DVD on Feb 10th.

The film follows Melissa Leo’s charcter Ray Eddy, who is broke after her husband takes off with her down payment for her new trailer. She then turns to smuggling illegal immagrants across the US-Canadian border with the help of a Mohawk girl who lives on a reservation. This harrowing tale resonates even more since the economic meltdown, where many are forced to push ourselves over the limit just to survive.

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Harmony Korine’s Pigxote
Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 10:49 k
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Nieves is an independent publishing house in Switzerland that has just released Pigxote by Harmony Korine. The director of Mister Lonely, Julien- Donkey Boy and Gummo is one of the most polarizing forces in just about everything he touches from cinema and writing to photography.

This new book brings together 49 photographs from Korine’s private archive and features a series of photographs of young girl moving through different landscapes. There will be a Pixote exhibition at Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery from Jan 8th- Feb 26th.

The book can be ordered here at the Nieves store. Take a look around– there are a lot of goodies to be found in the online store. Take a look at some images from the book after the cut.

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