Monday, 30 July 2007

Interview: Natalie Wood

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What is Insight's design philosophy?
I have worked in high-end fashion and in a more skate style capacity, so I have quite a broad range of experience… and I really love that. I guess I looked at the surf/skate market in Australia and wondered why it needed to be so bad! What I thought would be a good direction for Insight was to add a lot more styling and trends—make it fun and ultimately an easy-to-wear product, but never at the cost of looking good. This really is the philosophy—every piece can be worn to the beach or down the street.

(Insight's "Heroes of Xerox" spring '08 by Natalie Wood)

Describe the other labels you design, Something and Something Else.
Certain things that I was into style-wise didn’t really fit in the Insight collection so I started this new brand, Something, which is a bit more fashion forward and directional. I felt like this was an area of fashion that would be cool and fun to work in, push the ideas a little more, make it a bit edgier and older, and it really has such a fun quirky and unique image of its own now. Something Else is much closer to my true creativity. It’s definitely more fashion-forward and high-end with more luxurious fabrics and polished designs. It is where I get to truly express myself so much more.

Why have you chosen installations to showcase Something and Something Else?
For me, the catwalk is not really the right mode of expression. I love fashion, but I love even more creating a story and an art feel. I like to be able to take people into my world of creativity, and in fashion alone it is difficult to do this. The ‘doll house’ was something I dreamed of. I thought it would be amazing to build a life size one, have the models dress up, and create an amazing stage to show the fashion. It was one of the most magical experiences I have ever had created.

Where do you find inspiration for your designs?
Oh, the inspiration comes from endless and unknown places. Nature is probably my biggest inspiration. It is so endless in its supply of fascinating and interesting things. Then, I love people watching and trying to get inside their heads about why they are doing or wearing things—kind of like anthropology I guess.

Would you say Australia's fashion-forward style is influenced more abroad or is it internal?
I think when you live in Australia you are always looking overseas. For me it all started because it always seemed so much more interesting and fantastic overseas. Now I think we need to acknowledge what is happening around the world—every place has it's own unique essence. There are some really amazing Australian labels doing incredibly unique fantastic things… It is such a great place to design from because you can lock yourself away from too many influences and really get inside your head. Let’s face it—we are a long long away from everything… so that isolation is an incredible bonus to developing a personal style.

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Maxi Dress

Watch out for the summer 08 maxi dress's a great look for catching up with friends, or paired with heels for a night out dancing... glamorous but easy look to pull off.
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check out Topshop collection of maxi dress
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From the Topshop archive collection


Tips from catwalkqueen:
Many of this season's maxi dresses are full of fabric that balloons from under the bust down to the ground. This is great if you're tall and slim and can get away with the volume, but if you're quite curvy, all the added fabric can just make you look bigger than you are. The trick to making the look work? You could just add a wide belt, but I'd go all Kate Moss and add a waistcoat over the top. It smartens up a very boho style and keeps the dress in place. Pick a waistcoat that's cut low at the front (to show you're wearing a dress and not a skirt underneath) in a matching colour. Add wedge sandals for added lift (these dresses are loooong) and you're set!

Swapmeet part 3

Sou Brette "Physiognomy" limited stock will be there out !!!!!!!!

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new from Ksubi

mozart dress
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vanilla ice dress
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Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Playlist: Natasha Khan

The enigmatically named Bat for Lashes, a.k.a. Natasha Khan, is a former nursery school teacher turned visual artist and songstress who hails from Pakistan by way of Brighton, England. A fey pixie with a penchant for feathers, face paint, and head scarves and a Björkian voice (the swan-dressed one is a fan, as are Thom Yorke and Devendra Banhart), Khan makes a specialty of dreaminess: The first song on her debut album, the Mercury Prize-nominated Fur and Gold, is about the singer being woken from her sleep by a horse who leads her to a magical land. She's casting her spell in New York tomorrow night at the Knitting Factory. Here, she shares a few of her favorite things—at least for now—with

Tom Waits, Lonely
The Cure, A Forest
M.I.A., Galang
Prince, Sign o' the Times
Jermaine Stewart, We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off (cheesy and genius!)
Cat Power, Wild Is the WindKids
The Velvet Underground, All Tomorrow's Parties
Devendra Banhart, Hey Mama Wolf
Lou Reed, Street Hassle
Björk, Pagan Poetry

Sunday, 22 July 2007

Oak Fall/winter 07

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Hyde SK AW 07

Don't forget to check the new Hyde S.K website.. and they calling anyone who owns a piece of Hyde S. K, just email a photo of you wearing/using it and they will post it up for the world to see....


Fergus Purcell (a.k.a. Fergadelic) not only designs for Tonite, but has also created designs and logos for Silas, Hysteric Glamour and X-Girl Japan. His designs often combine the stoner aesthetics of prog rock and classic metal with a subversive sense of humour that seems straight from the pages of Robert Crumb and Viz comics. Fergadelic’s signature style is dictated by thematic elements – skulls, sci-fi, skate iconography, music-related graphics – but it isn’t dominated by just one technique. Often combining pen and ink drawings, hard edged vector graphics, photo –realist air brushing and collage.

Fergadelic is also a member of post-acid-house outfit 5 Mic Cluster (alongside esteemed techno producer Mark Broom), a roving participant in “prog-doom-disco collective” Chrome Hoof, and drummer/vocalist for The Changes, an “international art band” with BAPE designer SK8thing (a.k.a. Shin) and Australian design team Perks and Mini.

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Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry is back, and just the way we like her: blonde. The new wave queen proved she's still got it at last night's Blondie show at the Manchester Apollo in Manchester, England. Rocking a new cropped 'do, white Wayfarers, red lips, and a black floral-print dress, Harry oozed the devil-may-care attitude that made her a downtown icon. Stay tuned for more—she's releasing her long-awaited solo album Necessary Evil in September.

T-shirt Song

JD Samson

Occupation: Musician (Le Tigre/Peaches). General lady about town
How did you come about this t-shirt? I've had it for years. Since i was a kid, and i still wear it
Why is it your favourite? Well i've had it for so long. i loved then, and i still love it now. Reminds me when i was little. And you know i am still kind of a kid inside
Favourite Song? (If you want it) Do it yourself by Gloria Gaynor. It is the disco track to wake you up in the morning. And sometimes i really need that

Cat Hartwell

Occupation: Daytime Hustler. Musician (Holy Hail)
How did you come about this t-shirt? Well, it actually belongs to my boyfriend who found it in a thrift store pile somewhere in Africa
Why is it your favourite? Aside from it being the softest shirt i've ever felt in my life, there's also the obvious; it's a fucking G'N'R shirt from Africa?! I remember the first time Justin let me wear it and keep it for a couple of weeks, and thinking, he loves this shirt, now that must be real trust, right?
Favourite Song? Snoop Dogg with Ain't No Fun

Tyler Pope

Occupation: Coffee drinker. Musician (!!!/LCD Soundsystem)
How did you come about this t-shirt? It is a friend of mines and as soon as i saw it i was obsessed. So i borrow it from her, when i need it
Why is it your favourite? I am a fan of Damien Hirst and i like skulls. Well anatomical skulls. It is kind a stoner right now...thinking about what is under our skin. I also like the title of the shirt, the illusive truth. It's just rad as a piece
Favourite Song? Popping My Collar by the boys from 36Mafia

Yoko Nono

Occupation: Writer. Musician (Apache Beat)
How did you come about this t-shirt? I stole it from a friend who stole it from her brother. He has had it since he was a skater punk back in the day
Why is it your favourite? It is an animal chin shirt and reminds me of being a little kid and my hilarious skating attempts, which rightly developed by the grave fear of breaking my teeth. I still have that fear
Favourite Song? If someone could get Thrill Of It All by Roxy Music out of my head, my life would be a little less dramatic, and a little more boring

James Iha

Occupation: Navy Seal. Musician (Smashing Pumpkins/ A Perfect Circle)
How did you come about this t-shirt? I bought this in Vegas, as a good luck shirt to wear before i went on a Navy Seal mission. My platoon exiled from our beach landing site at dawn and we were fired upon, luckily a gunship took them out with 20mm rounds. I thank this shirt
Why is it your favourite? I still have the blood of my foes on this decorated t-shirt and i moum the loss of all good people
Favourite Song? Bob Dylan's Knocking On Heaven's Door

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Bijules NYC

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Jules (Bijules NYC) has undoubtedly upped the ante with her newest jewelry pieces at London's the First Exposure trade show. She shrugs off all the copycats, and goes next-level with some ingenious ideas, quality craftsmanship, elegance, and attention to detail. Plus, she’s Jules, so she’s just kinda totally rad in general.

The Arab Parrot

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Extremely limited run of The Arab Parrot t-shirts. A Parrot Enemy 4 sure.

Sinful Things

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Invasion of the Sinful Things!

Sabre Vision Crue Sunglass

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Here's a new summer sunglass style from Sabre Vision called the Crue. Available now in both white and black colorways with a grey fade lens.

Thursday, 19 July 2007

Monday, 16 July 2007

Sing-a-longgg !!

Dan Le Sac VS Scroobius Pip "Thou Shalt always Kill"

Thou shalt not steal if there is direct victim.
Thou shalt not worship pop idols or follow lost prophets.
Thou shalt not take the names of Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer, Johnny Hartman, Desmond Decker, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix or Syd Barret in vain.
Thou shalt not think that any male over the age of 30 that plays with a child that is not their own is a peadophile… Some people are just nice.
Thou shalt not read NME.Thall shalt not stop liking a band just because they’ve become popular.
Thou shalt not question Stephen Fry.Thou shalt not judge a book by it’s cover.
Thou shalt not judge Lethal Weapon by Danny Glover.Thall shalt not buy Coca-Cola products.
Thou shalt not buy Nestle products.Thou shalt not go into the woods with your boyfriend’s best friend, take drugs and cheat on him.
Thou shalt not fall in love so easily.
Thou shalt not use poetry, art or music to get into girls’ pants. Use it to get into their heads.
Thou shalt not watch Hollyoakes.
Thou shalt not attend an open mic and leave as soon as you're done just because you’ve finished your shitty little poem or song you self-righteous prick.
Thou shalt not return to the same club or bar week in, week out just ’cause you once saw a girl there that you fancied but you’re never gonna fucking talk to.
Thou shalt not put musicians and recording artists on ridiculous pedestals no matter how great they are or were.

The Beatles - Were just a band.
Led Zepplin - Just a band.
The Beach Boys - Just a band.
The Sex Pistols - Just a band.
The Clash - Just a band
Crass - Just a band.
Minor Threat - Just a band.
The Cure - Just a band.The Smiths - Just a band.
Nirvana - Just a band.
The Pixies - Just a band.
Oasis - Just a band.Radiohead - Just a band.
Bloc Party - Just a band.
The Arctic Monkeys - Just a band.
The next big thing - JUST A BAND.

Thou shalt give equal worth to tragedies that occur in non-English speaking countries as to those that occur in English speaking countries.
Thou shalt remember that guns, bitches and bling were never part of the four elements and never will be.
Thou shalt not make repetitive generic music
Thou shalt not pimp my ride.
Thou shalt not scream if you wanna go faster.
Thou shalt not move to the sound of the wickedness.
Thou shalt not make some noise for Detroit.
When I say “Hey” thou shalt not say “Ho”.When I say “Hip” thou shalt not say “Hop”. When I say "he say, she say, we say, make some noise" - kill me.
Thou shalt not quote me happy.
Thou shalt not shake it like a polaroid picture.
Thou shalt not wish your girlfriend was a freak like me.Thou shalt spell the word “Pheonix” P-H-E-O-N-I-X not P-H-O-E-N-I-X, regardless of what the Oxford English Dictionary tells you.
Thou shalt not express your shock at the fact that Sharon got off with Bradley at the club last night by saying “Is it”.Thou shalt think for yourselves.
And thou shalt always kill

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Sunday, 8 July 2007


An update for fashionable music heads (or should that be musical fashion heads?): If you've been eagerly anticipating Irina Lazareanu's much-ballyhooed album with Sean Lennon, you're going to have to wait it out until at least October. She's in the studio right now laying down tracks, but the official word is there will be no talk of release dates until after the Spring 2008 fashion season winds down (which probably also puts to rest any rumors of an Irina sighting at the Glastonbury Festival later this month). In other words, she's focusing first and foremost on her modeling career, something we don't think any of her fans will complain about.

Playlist: Au Revoir Simone

With their three-keyboard sound, gossamer melodies, and girlishly detached delivery, Brooklyn's Au Revoir Simone gets our vote for pop group of the summer (we also like their complementary but never overly coordinated, vaguely retro outfits). As the trio—Heather D'Angelo, Erika Forster, and Annie Hart—is currently touring Japan and Europe, we asked the group for their top-ten travel songs. Here they are:

1. ABBA, Lay All Your Love on Me
2. Metronomy, Black Eye/Burnt Thumb
3. Air, Napalm Love
4. Peter Bjorn and John, Objects of My Affection
5. Lavender Diamond, You Broke My Heart
6. Camera Obscura, Razzle Dazzle Rose
7. Matt and Kim, Dash After Dash
8. Mates of State, All Day
9. Dirty on Purpose, No Radio
10. Liz Phair, Divorce Song

corpus Clothing

Corpus are designers Keith Richardson and Jerrod Cornish. This spring, they'll launch a line of jersey tops and bottoms that aims for unisex appeal. "Unisex seems to be a movement for us," explains Richardson.

Thursday, 5 July 2007

Who Am Eye Summer 07

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A preview of Summer 07 Collection. Feel free to check who am eye new site.

Flying Coffin Summer Collection

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Flying Coffin’s got a new logo tee to go along with the rest of their Summer collection featuring their logo sketched out huge covering the front of the tee.

Bread & Butter Tradeshow 2007

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Vans had a booth at the Bread and Butter tradeshow.


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A sneak peek of the upcoming items from the brand Mishka. It's a collaboration t-shirt with Derek Riggs who originally designed the Iron Maiden album cover.

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Ric Clayton x Bounty Hunter Benefit T-shirt

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Bounty Hunter has unveiled this latest tee in an effort to raise money for former Suicidal Tendencies member Ric Clayton (RxCx). Unfortunately Ric Clayton has recently run into some medical problems which spawned this shirt from BxH. Proceeds from the sale of this shirt will make their way into a fund set up for artist who was responsible for works of art for people such as Suicidal Tendencies, Excel, No Mercy and DOGTOWN Skateboards.

Tuesday, 3 July 2007


TO-ORIST (pronounced "tourist")n. 1. A neurotic fixated on exploring uncharted territory whether physically or mentally with no limitation. /2. An object or situation that of which appears Jarring /3. Sheer ABNORMALITY.


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Bergraven’s Dödsvisioner is not your typical black metal experience, and Bergraven is not your standard Swedish killing machine. File in line with other black metal visionaries like Deathspell Omega, Ondskapt, and Leviathan.

Monday, 2 July 2007

'Chronicles of Never' Site is up

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Playlist: Opening Ceremony

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Opening Ceremony-quite possibly the best boutique in New York thanks to its roster of international design talent, ever-covetable private label, and newly launched jeans and footwear lines-recently set up a second outpost in the L.A. owners Humberto Leon and Carol Lim named the five albums on repeat in the store.

1. The Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

2. Dntel - Dumb Luck

3. Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies

4. Dr. Dog - Well all Belong

5. Akon - Konvicted


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The world should know this band...
They represent the voice of a movement...
They are soul music in true sense...