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ICON INSPIRATION

For an untrained fashion designer to not only make it in the industry but to change the entire face of it is just about unheard of. This is exactly what the revolutionary designer REI KAWAKUBO did. The 71 year old is the founder of the inspirational brand COMME DES GARCONS (like boys) which has been active since 1969. Her pieces have been called ANTI-FASHION for their distinctive frayed, unfinished edges, some even with holes and general asymmetrical shape. Keeping within the idea of their brand COMME DES GARCONS released a perfume titled ODEUR 53 which included notes like oxygen, flash of metal, mineral carbon, sand dunes, nail polish, pure air of the high mountains, burnt rubber, and flaming rock. REI is an inspiration to us all and we can only hope to be as forward thinking as she when we’re in our 70’s.

#ICONINSPIRATION #REIKAWAKUBO #COMMEDESGARCONS #ANTI-FASHION #ODEUR53 #FASHION #ICON #JAPANESE #AVANTGARDE #CCAPPROVED

DREAM DESIGN With everyone having a clock on their cellphone or tablet, people hardly ever wear watches anymore. There have been numerous gorgeous pieces over time from Cartier to Rolex and back again. So many of us have forgotten their unique look. Well it’s about time to bring them back. We are so obsessing over this beautiful 3D PRINTED watch by ZACH RAVEN of RVNDSGN. Each watch is hand made (printed) for each order and features a leather nubuck strap and laser-sinted titanium. You know… the holidays are just around the corner. #DREAMDESIGN #WATCH #BLACK #ZACHRAVEN #RVNDSGN #3D #TITANIUM #CCAPPROVED #3DPRINTED

DREAM DESIGN

With everyone having a clock on their cellphone or tablet, people hardly ever wear watches anymore. There have been numerous gorgeous pieces over time from Cartier to Rolex and back again. So many of us have forgotten their unique look. Well it’s about time to bring them back. We are so obsessing over this beautiful 3D PRINTED watch by ZACH RAVEN of RVNDSGN. Each watch is hand made (printed) for each order and features a leather nubuck strap and laser-sinted titanium. You know… the holidays are just around the corner.


#DREAMDESIGN #WATCH #BLACK #ZACHRAVEN #RVNDSGN #3D #TITANIUM #CCAPPROVED #3DPRINTED

SOUNDZ OF WINTER

Today’s SOW is brought to you by sound engineers HENRY BINNS and SAM HARDAKER, also known as ZERO 7. The duo have been working together since 1995 and have produced albums with the likes of SIA FURLER among others. From remixing tracks by RADIOHEAD and PET SHOP BOYS to being nominated for a MERCURY PRIZE these two never take their music too lightly. Here’s a brand new track called TAKE ME AWAY Featuring ONLY GIRL. It’s got such an uplifting groove with a little nu-disco flair.

#SOUNDZOFWINTER #SOW #ZERO7 #HENRYBINNS #SAMHARDAKER #SIAFURLER #RADIOHEAD #PETSHOPBOYS #MERCURYPRIZE #TAKEMEAWAY #ONLYGIRL

WORK THE LOOK Just take a moment to really look at this outfit and you can see why REALISTIC SITUATION is fast becoming one of the hottest brands out there. Their fall/winter look book is filled with young, draped, monochromatic pieces that are perfect for this season’s trends. We love the different textures on the leggings and the top’s slightly short cut.#REALISTICSITUATION #WORKTHELOOK #FALL #WINTER #FASHION #MENSWEAR #WTL #CCAPPROVED

WORK THE LOOK

Just take a moment to really look at this outfit and you can see why REALISTIC SITUATION is fast becoming one of the hottest brands out there. Their fall/winter look book is filled with young, draped, monochromatic pieces that are perfect for this season’s trends. We love the different textures on the leggings and the top’s slightly short cut.


#REALISTICSITUATION #WORKTHELOOK #FALL #WINTER #FASHION #MENSWEAR #WTL #CCAPPROVED

BE SCENE

Alright kiddies, this weekend is going to be jam packed with things to do so get on your dancin’ shoes and buy some ibuprofen cause you’re in for a bumpy ride.
Friday:
First off we have the wonderful MARGARET CHO in town playing at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with special guest JIM SHORT. If you’ve never seen her perform live this is your chance, Margaret is beyond hysterical. Show starts at 8PM.
HOMOMENTUM: THE MUSICAL! The show’s creator MAX VOLTAGE has been hard at work for a year and a half on the script and music and this bound to be a spectacular event. Read the full (amazing) description here https://www.facebook.com/events/1417152941845546/ Tickets are on a sliding scale $10-$20 at the door and performances run until Sunday.
Saturday:
If you’re feeling a little naughty and want to see some skin on Saturday night we have HULA-SCAPE: HAWAIIAN BURLESQUE with a fabulous cast of dancers at CRUSH BAR. I’m very intrigued to see and hear what Hawaiian style burlesque would be like. Luckily the tickets are only $10 and the bar is known to have very well priced drinks.
Sunday:
You’re weekend isn’t over yet and this is the one you’re gonna need all the ibuprofen for.Its D!cK SLAP featuring the one and only JAKE SHEARS (SCISSOR SISTERS) doing a Dj set. NARK is one of the best party promoters/event throwers/Djs/divas around and this party is set to be beyond dirty fun. Tickets are only $12 which is so cheap for the amount of fun you’re going to have. Good luck going to work on Monday. You should probably just call out now.
#BESCENE #MARGARETCHO #HOMOMENTUM #MAXVOLTAGE #HULA-SCAPE #CRUSHBAR #DICKSLAP #JAKESHEARS #SCISSORSISTERS #NARK #IBUPROFEN #PARTY #WEEKEND #CCAPPROVED #NIGHTLIFE

BE SCENE

Alright kiddies, this weekend is going to be jam packed with things to do so get on your dancin’ shoes and buy some ibuprofen cause you’re in for a bumpy ride.

Friday:

First off we have the wonderful MARGARET CHO in town playing at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with special guest JIM SHORT. If you’ve never seen her perform live this is your chance, Margaret is beyond hysterical. Show starts at 8PM.

HOMOMENTUM: THE MUSICAL! The show’s creator MAX VOLTAGE has been hard at work for a year and a half on the script and music and this bound to be a spectacular event. Read the full (amazing) description here https://www.facebook.com/events/1417152941845546/ Tickets are on a sliding scale $10-$20 at the door and performances run until Sunday.

Saturday:

If you’re feeling a little naughty and want to see some skin on Saturday night we have HULA-SCAPE: HAWAIIAN BURLESQUE with a fabulous cast of dancers at CRUSH BAR. I’m very intrigued to see and hear what Hawaiian style burlesque would be like. Luckily the tickets are only $10 and the bar is known to have very well priced drinks.

Sunday:

You’re weekend isn’t over yet and this is the one you’re gonna need all the ibuprofen for.Its D!cK SLAP featuring the one and only JAKE SHEARS (SCISSOR SISTERS) doing a Dj set. NARK is one of the best party promoters/event throwers/Djs/divas around and this party is set to be beyond dirty fun. Tickets are only $12 which is so cheap for the amount of fun you’re going to have. Good luck going to work on Monday. You should probably just call out now.

#BESCENE #MARGARETCHO #HOMOMENTUM #MAXVOLTAGE #HULA-SCAPE #CRUSHBAR #DICKSLAP #JAKESHEARS #SCISSORSISTERS #NARK #IBUPROFEN #PARTY #WEEKEND #CCAPPROVED #NIGHTLIFE

ICON INSPIRATION

From the moment we first heard STEVIE NICKS' voice we were instantly in a trance and couldn't help ourselves from the spell. Its no wonder that RUMOURS is still the 8th top selling album of all time. The solo artist and lead singer of FLEETWOOD MAC has been gracing our stereos with her distinctive voice for over 36 years. She has produced over 40 top 50 hits and released an album titled IN YOUR DREAMS in 2011. The WHITE WITCH was recently the inspiration for the character MISTY DAY in the new season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN and is set to make a physical appearance on episode 10 (there have been multiple uses of her songs on the show). We are nothing short of thrilled about the idea of Stevie being on Coven and await her first witchy moment. Now we leave you with a brilliant remix of the song STAND BACK called the FINAL DJ’S REMIX. Enjoy.

Find out more about the icon:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevie_Nicks

#ICONINSPIRATION #STEVIENICKS #RUMOURS #FLEETWOODMAC #INYOURDREAMS #WHITEWITCH #MISTYDAY #AMERICANHORRORSTORYCOVEN #WITCH #CCAPPROVED #MUSIC #STANDBACK

DREAM DESIGN

When you want to create something new for a brand that is so distinct you have to go big and for their new campaign DIESEL did just that, they went to NICK KNIGHT. You’ve seen his work everywhere and he’s shot photographs for everyone. Seriously. He is more prominent in the fashion world than ANNA WINTOUR could ever dream to be. His collaboration with stylist and designer NICOLA FORMICHETTI is nothing short of dream worthy. Nick is known for his digital work over photographs and watercolor-like textures he creates without being too heavy handed. He is also one of the creators of SHOWSTUDIO, and fashion/mixedmedia/fashion blog. Definitely check out his work, we’re sure you’ve seen at least half of it… and if you haven’t GETINTOIT.

http://www.showstudio.com

#DREAM DESIGN #DIESEL #NICKKNIGHT #ANNAWINTOUR #NICOLAFORMICHETTI #SHOWSTUDIO #GETINTOIT #FASHION #DIESELTRIBUTE #MENSWEAR #READYTOWEAR #DENIM #FASHION #JEANS #CCAPPROVED #PHOTOGRAPHY #ART

SOUNDZ OF WINTER

We always need a little DISCO in our lives, even in our darker winter moods. This remix of SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES' track PEEK A BOO is pure glitter goth fun. Its called the SPEC GOTH DISCO EDIT and you’re going to love it. The song keeps the original striking string arrangement and adds more electronic production while keeping Siouxsie’s iconic voice in its pure form. Enjoy <3

#SOUNDZOFWINTER #DISCO #MUSIC #REMIX #SIOUXSIEANDTHEBANSHEES #PEEKABOO #SPECGOTHDISCOEDIT #SOW #GOTH #SIOUXSIE #CCAPPROVED

WORK THE LOOK

Summer is officially over and so is the time for sandals (thank God). We should all be moving on to bigger and better things, like these amazing black leather RICK OWENS boots. They were seen on the runway during the spring/summer menswear shows but they are most definitely made for winter. The high-contrast white detailing make these boots extra special and they would look perfect over a pair of body hugging jeans. Don&#8217;t forget to accessorize your outfit with more muted tones and gold jewelry. RICK OWENS also has some fantastic draped tops in his collections.
Check it out:
http://www.rickowens.eu

#WORKTHELOOK #WTL #RICKOWENS #WINTER #BLACK #BOOTS #FASHION #CCAPPROVED #MENSWEAR

WORK THE LOOK

Summer is officially over and so is the time for sandals (thank God). We should all be moving on to bigger and better things, like these amazing black leather RICK OWENS boots. They were seen on the runway during the spring/summer menswear shows but they are most definitely made for winter. The high-contrast white detailing make these boots extra special and they would look perfect over a pair of body hugging jeans. Don’t forget to accessorize your outfit with more muted tones and gold jewelry. RICK OWENS also has some fantastic draped tops in his collections.

Check it out:

http://www.rickowens.eu

#WORKTHELOOK #WTL #RICKOWENS #WINTER #BLACK #BOOTS #FASHION #CCAPPROVED #MENSWEAR

STRUCTURED

Churches are some of the most breathtakingly beautiful (and often times eerie) places on Earth and LA SAINTE-CHAPELLE (The Holy Chapel) is no exception. Located in the heart of Paris, France the medieval GOTHIC chapel was consecrated on April 26 1248. It is also considered to be among the highest achievements of the RAYONNANT period of GOTHIC architecture. One of the most exciting bits of information we have about the church is that it was built to house KING LOUIS THE IX OF FRANCE's PASSION RELICS. Including CHRIST's own CROWN OF THORNS. Although it was damaged during the French revolution it contains one of the most extensive collections of 13th-century stained glass anywhere in the world.

#STRUCTURED #LASAINTE-CHAPELLE #GOTHIC #RAYONNANT #KINGLOUISTHEIXOFFRANCE #PASSIONRELIC #CHRIST #CROWNOFTHORNS #CCAPPROVED # DESIGN #CATHOLIC #FRANCE #PARIS 

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ICON INSPIRATION

When I think about real avant garde artists I usually only have about three names off the top of my head and one of them is always YOKO ONO. The 80 year old genius has had an amazing life and career despite crushing setbacks. Both her philanthropic efforts and work for peace have definitely left their mark on our society although she is most known for her marriage to JOHN LENNON.We are lucky enough for have a brand new music video from her and the PLASTIC ONO BAND called BAD DANCER. The video is sweet, quirky, and completely Yoko. Clicking this link will definitely bring a smile to your face. Long live Yoko, we love you so dearly.

Find out more about the icon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoko_Ono

#ICONINSPIRATION #YOKOONO #JOHNLENNON #PLASTICONOBAND #BADDANCER #CCAPPROVED #ICON #AVANTGARDE #MUSIC #VIDEO

BE SCENE

Its a day early but we just had to have our BE SCENE write up today. SHORTY SHORTS 3 is tonight and we couldn&#8217;t be happier.Our very own ERIC SELLERS puts on a community based short film festival every year and this is going to be its best one yet. Beginning at 7:00 PM  there will be a cocktail hour (and a half) before the show starts after which GULA DELGATTO will begin the shorts. Last year we saw everything from music videos to documentaries, and even grindhouse trailers so we&#8217;re looking forward to see what this year has to offer.Come join in on all the fun at the CLINTON STREET THEATER and break out those SHORTY SHORTS.
2522&#160;SE Clinton St. $10 Doors at 7PM
http://www.shortyshortsfilmfest.com

#BESCENE #SHORTYSHORTS3 #ERICSELLERS #GULADELGATTO #CLINTONSTREETTHEATER #COMMUNITY #SHORTS #SHORTFILMS #PORTLAND #CCAPPROVED

BE SCENE

Its a day early but we just had to have our BE SCENE write up today. SHORTY SHORTS 3 is tonight and we couldn’t be happier.Our very own ERIC SELLERS puts on a community based short film festival every year and this is going to be its best one yet. Beginning at 7:00 PM  there will be a cocktail hour (and a half) before the show starts after which GULA DELGATTO will begin the shorts. Last year we saw everything from music videos to documentaries, and even grindhouse trailers so we’re looking forward to see what this year has to offer.Come join in on all the fun at the CLINTON STREET THEATER and break out those SHORTY SHORTS.

2522 SE Clinton St. $10 Doors at 7PM

http://www.shortyshortsfilmfest.com

#BESCENE #SHORTYSHORTS3 #ERICSELLERS #GULADELGATTO #CLINTONSTREETTHEATER #COMMUNITY #SHORTS #SHORTFILMS #PORTLAND #CCAPPROVED

DREAM DESIGN

Video has become the fastest growing medium in the fashion world and its no surprise because so much more is possible aesthetically.On the forefront of this movement are RUTH HOGBEN and NICK KNIGHT. The 2011 collaboration that Ruth filmed with designer GARETH PUGH is nothing short of genius. They have worked together on many occasions (and most commissioned by Knight’s fashion blog SHOWSTUDIO) but this one not only showcases his clothing, it was also used for his Italian fashion debut at PITTI. Thumping industrial music and high contrast lighting are the perfect pairing for Pugh’s otherworldly inventions.Put on some headphones, turn off the lights, and take in the power of this film.

http://www.showstudio.com

#CCAPPROVED #DREAMDESIGN #RUTHHOGBEN #NICKKNIGHT #GARETHPUGH #SHOWSTUDIO #PITTI #DESIGN #FILM #FASHION #2011 #ART #GETINTOIT

SOUNDZ OF WINTER

M.I.A.’s long awaited new album MATANGI has finally dropped and it’s everything we were hoping for. MAYA ARULPRAGASAM spent the better part of a year fighting with her label Interscope Records in order to get the album released. She finally threatened to leak the album on Twitter and the thought of meager profits pushed them to finally release it. This is M.I.A.'s “spiritual album” and it's tracks are filled with references to ancient goddesses, karma, and the like. We're in love with lots of it's sounds complete with samples from THE WEEKEND's slow,hustling PBR&B production. Take a listen to our favorite track EXODUS, it’s everything LORDE wants to be with an edge. This is most definitely an official SOW.

Find M.I.A.

http://www.miauk.com/matangi

#MIA #MATANGI #MAYAARULPRAGASM #THEWEEKEND #PBR&B #LORDE #SOW #SOUNDZOFWINTER #CCAPPROVED

(Source: Spotify)