Thursday, May 31, 2007
One of favorite designer/artist duos, Jay & Krista of "More than a Friend" have dropped off some more T's at the store. These babies are flying out fast so drop by and pick up your size while we still got'em. We also have some great prints from these two, some of which are the same designs from the shirts. I love how their work can look equally good on your bod or on your wall.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
This Friday My Hero Gallery presents "Shangri-Lost II" featuring work from Toronto artists Jimmy Limit, Shawn Keruneru and Jesse Harris. The night will also serve as the Montreal launch the latest issue of Carosel Magazine.
Don't be a douche and miss this show as all the events this gallery hosts are super fun!
See you there!
My Hero Gallery 3655 St. Laurent Blvd. Suite 206
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 26, 2007
This tree I found online, I had a bunch of other pics of my own, but they were all sideways, and I'm stuck without any image editing software for the time, sorry!
Friday, May 25, 2007
I'm always getting requests for Shel Silverstein's "The Giving Tree" and "Where the Sidewalk Ends". So, here you go, stop bugging me! Actually, my favorite part of this job is getting books. In the last few weeks, we've received a shit-load of new books. I never get tired of the illustration in some of Richard Scary's books (I Am A Bunny). I mean, let's face it. Anyone who doesn't think his work is genius should be shot in the face. Am I right folks? OK, OK, maybe that's taking it a little too far. Anyone who doesn't think his work is genius, should be told otherwise....... then kicked in the groin........and buried alive........... I have anger management problems. I'll let Angie do the blogging from now on.... sorry.
Hey look, here are some pictures of books!
Thursday, May 24, 2007
I had this dress in my hand!!! I wanted to buy it, but I didn't because it's so damn hot and humid here. At the time I was looking at it, I just could not image wearing a sweatshirt dress, so I put it back. But it's so cute....the heather grey....the multi coloured cotton piping....the fit!!!
And the real kicker ... it was like $15 or something.
I guess I'll have to make up for it by buying more shoes. (I hope Tyson isn't reading this post)
Thursday, May 17, 2007
-We met some outstanding artists and designers, who are not only incredible at what they do, but insanely nice people: Aya Kakeda, Roadkill, Worn, Jeffrey Brown, Kristen Ferrell, Angie Mason, Homebaked, Kick It Fashions, Kristen N. Brown, Garrett van Winkle, Supayana, Jenn Porreca and I could go on and on. (These are just a few, we still love all the ones we didn't mention here!!!)
-Jen Storey curated an amazing show last February. "The Light Show" was a fave for many.
-After our first 3 weeks of operation, Tyson was pepper sprayed twice in the face, well once in the face and once in the ear, if you want to get technical. He does not recommend it.
- After said incident, the detective that was handling the investigation asked Tyson if the "Perps" left behind any DNA! Seriously. Like he was swabbing for it himself! Apparently, to become a detective in Montreal, all you have to do is watch CSI.
-DJ Garry Vickers kicks out the jams, even with a broken arm
-Our first hit with construction was pretty shitty last December. But nowhere near as shitty as the construction we're dealing with now...... and for the upcoming months. But at least we have a bunch of dying palm trees planted down the street for all to gawk at.... sigh.
James "Scorpion Dagger" Kerr
Lisa Marie Godfrey
Two of my favorite suffixes are "y" and "ish". Ok, perhaps it's really nerdy to have "favorite" suffixes, but when Marc Jacobs is out of your everyday price range, Marc Jacobs-"Y" and Chloe-"ISH" start to sound not-so-nerdy after all!
Therefore I'm always on the lookout for vintage finds that seem to have that certain something that reminds me of some of my favorite designers. I just recently bought some beautiful silk fabric with an abstract retro looking floral print. VERY Marc Jacobs-"y". Nice drapy rayon with a slubby weave in a putty colour. VERY Chloe-"ish". (I'm working on getting a dress or two made from the silk into the store STAT, and will put up some pics when they're done.)
In the meantime, stop by the shop to check out one of my recent "y" obsessions...
Chanel-"y" vintage purses. I love a good slouchy oversized bag, but sometimes when I'm going out, especially in the summer, my shoulder (and outfit) seem to scream out for something a little more simple (read: LIGHT).
Basically, I'm just really feeling these right now, I think it has a lot to do with the chain strap, I love it. And I also love the fact that they are not the modern Chanel knock offs with the giant logos. Although I suppose they are 80's Chanel knockoffs, when the logo was more subtle. Hmmmm, something to think about....
just wanted to show a pic of the real deal, but still vintage.
Note the adjustible chain strap, just like the one in the top pic.
Take a gander at the above 3 we have in stock, and I'm going to be working on finding some more gems, good ones are surprisingly hard to find!
This upcoming Sunday May 20th you can have your cake and eat it too at the “Pastry Vernissage” hosted by General 54 and the students of the Institute de Tourisme et d’Hotelerie’s Pastry Program. For one day only, General 54 will be full of gorgeous cakes and sweet smelling treats, guaranteed to delight both eyes and taste buds!
The student’s creations will be on display from 2-3pm. And then there’s the tasting! An icing based free-for-all will follow in the afternoon with a sampling of all the cakes. There will be also sweet snacks to nibble as well as, tea, and other less civilized breverages.
And best of all, it’s FREE and open to anyone!
So get thee down there, support local design and local business!
Monday, May 14, 2007
Hey people, Worn Fashion Journal Issue 4 is out! Stop by HQ and pick up a copy. Also, check out the pics from the bag auction at the launch party. We had to miss it because of the "Fake Stupid Daddy" vernissage, but it looks as though it was a fun bag bidding time!
"Clothing is a universal medium; it allows the opportunity for ultimate expression of individuality. In the same way that art always references other art, we can take the products of other peoples ideas and reconstruct them, on a daily basis, to create an image that we wish to present to the world at that moment. We can use those garments to form a continuously repositioning monologue about colour, texture, shape, form and density. In the way that Cristo covers space to transform it into a whole new space, we are able to swath our bodies in fabric on a daily basis to recreate how we choose to be perceived to the outside world. Fashion contains aspects of painting, sculpture, collage, craft and performance art. An artist uses garments, clothing, and fashion in historical and contemporary situations: knowing how artists and makers have explored these concepts will only serve to further the interaction between fashion and art, and all that that implies. Worn has no desire to define terms or solidify theories, but wish only to promote a sharing of knowledge and ideas to further the growth in this field."
"In issue five, we will look at as many different points of view as possible: fashion illustrators, painters who use clothing as an element of their work, designers who push the boundaries of wear ability, and artists who introduce them."
They are looking for:
-1 long research article (2250-2500 wrds)
- 2 short research articles (1250-1750 wrds)
- 8 profiles of individuals who are pushing the boundaries of art and fashion (600-700 wrds)
- 4 pages of fashion illustration.
Pitches should be submitted prior, should be no less than 200 words and include at least two sources for information, like books or people you plan to interview.
If you are a first time writer for Worn you should also send two writing samples. (unpublished fine)
Article deadline: June 25th
send all to email@example.com
Also check out the new Homebaked website for some more pics and contact info for Heidi.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Now's the time when everyone realizes they need new tank tops and cotton dresses, STAT!
Here are a couple offerings that might hit the spot from our wonderful local designers.
Lightweight summer sweater by Majolie (Montreal), cotton floral dress by Valerie Dumaine (Montreal), gold/stone necklace by Aria (Montreal), gold horsehead necklace by Liv & Lucy (Ottawa), vintage patchwork purse and leather cut out pumps.
Striped tank with crochet and cross-stitch details by Soi Disant (Montreal), plastic flower necklace by Snapcrafty (USA), cotton skirt with sash by BLUEprint (Montreal).
Monday, May 07, 2007
......I'm a retard.