Tuesday, November 30, 2010

FRESH STOCK: OBEY Accessories

Obey continues to impress with the release of their magical winter accessories collection. Warm and cozy bomber-esque hats, oh so soft knitted beanies, a necklace with a trap to stop hunters from getting too close, a rabbits foot for good luck and a dream catcher who's webs will catch any harm lingering in the air...


Bomber - black & indigo - $32

Ruger Outdoors - red, blue & green - $20


Single Bait Necklace $56

Rabbits Foot Necklace $62

Dream Snare Antique Silver $60

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Small Business Saturday

"Think about which three independently owned stores you'd miss most if they were gone. Stop in, say hello, and pick a little something up. That's how they stay around.

If just half the employed U.S. population spent $50 each month in independently owned stores, their purchases would generate $42,629,700 in revenue.

For every $100 spent in independently owned stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home.

The number of people it takes to start the trend...you." via 3/50 Project


"It only happens like, never sale" is NOW for Small Business Saturday!
50% off select Hats
40% off Denim & Jeans
30% off Backpacks, Bags & Purses
25% off scarves
20% off reconstructed vintage dresses
20% off jewelry (excluding local artist)
and more...

Friday, November 26, 2010

Local Artist: Earmuphones by Tian Chuan

Earmuphones. Headphones disguised as Earmuffs. You can now listen to your favorite tunes while keeping your ears warm with these colorful, unique and one of a kind Earmuphones brought to you by local Nathan Hale High School student, Tian Chuan. Available for $25.




FRESH STOCK: Men's Accessories

Accessories can breathe life into an otherwise dull outfit and a bow tie or tie doesn't always mean "fancy" or "dressed-up." Ties can be casually worn with a button down woven and a cardigan, sweater and/or sports coat. These silk bow ties and ties come in a variety of styles and colors for $18.






Sunday, November 21, 2010

BOWIEMAS Promo video

Hold on to your nickers!!



Now I hope you all can make it to the one this coming Jan! It's going to be a 400 person glitter ball.

rose

Monday, November 15, 2010

What to read...






Kieth Richards autobiography!!! I'm 100 pages in and its blowing my mind!! I strongly suggest it to everyone. It's very captivating and fun. So go get your copy! If you don't believe me I will have you know, it's a best seller!

enjoy...

rose

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Biba!!!!

Biba was a very remarkable store that opened in the mid 60s and closed in the mid 70s. It started as a mail delivery store and had such a demand that a store was opened in Kinsington, London. The success of the business was overwhelming. It is said that the first morning they open, they were absolutely packed and sold out of all their dresses. The need to expand happen fast and soon a second store was opened and eventually a large department store. Biba offered affordable fashion for teenagers and twenty somethings. Biba fashion was inspired by the very hippest things; the clothes celebrities were wearing but made for the masses and at an affordable price. Later on in the 1970s, the glam rock celebrities performed in the Biba Rainbow Room that was in the department store or even on the roof top garden. Marc Bolan, Bowie, Suzi Quatro and The New York Dolls all made use of the fashion sensation of Biba and it became somewhat of the glam rock stomping grounds. The Biba department store had everything and each floor had a different focus; kids, mens, household, food market and book store. The interior design for this store is nothing short of astounding. I couldn't find pictures that did it justice online but in the books I looked through on Biba, there were a ton of wonderful shoots featuring the departments lavish displays. I also read that Biba was the first store to let their costumers try on make-up before buying it. Also for those fashionable people, Anna Wintour worked at Biba when she was 15th!! Pretty cool huh? Sadly the department store grew to be so expensive to keep that it went under. There has been a couple of relaunching attempts none of which were very successful. The originator of Biba was the great Barbara Hulanicki who is sadly no longer involved at all with the company and hasn't been since shortly before it closed in 1975. Perhaps if she was involved, the relaunches would have gone better. :)

enjoy!






Notice how it looks like the old Cha Cha? (image above)










Barbara Hulanicki


love,
rose

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

FRESH STOCK: Brixton Hat Co

Inspired by music, culture, and the people who surround them, Brixton is the collaboration of three friends who wanted to convey their lifestyle through unique products.

Created in 2004, the timeless and clean design of the Brixton collection is hard to duplicate and comes in a variety of styles that appeal to the individual in a modern yet traditional way. Each piece is constructed with the commitment to bringing the customer a high quality and limited product that they'll want to hold onto forever. - via brixton.com


left: Heist right: Pack - black
busker - gray - $32
busker - navy chambray - $32

Debaser - brown - $112
fiddler - black - $32
fiddler - brown corduroy - $32
fiddler - olive herringbone/black - $32
gain - mix pecan - $52




carby - navy/burgundy - $22
carby - hunter green/charcoal - $22

heist - black - $20
heist - navy - $20
heist - charcoal - $20

heist - blue - $20
heist - taupe - $20

heist - forest green - $20
heist - mustard - $20


skye - gray - $56