Month: August 2011

31 Aug 2011

Secret Shows Are Upon Us

[Summer 2010 secret show w/ The Cave Singers sponsored by Jansport]

With a music festival packed weekend right around the corner, many bands have already started arriving to Seattle. In addition to playing the festival that they have already signed on for, there are still a few stragglers that are hoping to snag a secret show of their own. Getting around those nasty little blackouts that festivals often times set for bands can be tricky, but can easily be done if bands are not performing under their actual band names. One reliable way of verifying if a secret show is occurring is to peruse the shows that are going on this week to see if there is a unique band name that you have never heard of. If you Google them to see that they have no history, website, photos, etc. then the chances are likely that one of the bands on either the Bumbershoot or Dave Caravan lineup are performing at that secret show. Even if the show is still secret and the band is still a band you are not familiar with, you should still try and go to the show because it’s going to be fantastic regardless being that it will be more intimate, more exclusive and special due to the secrecy.

Need some help decoding these secret shows? Check out Sound on the Sound for some hunches.

31 Aug 2011

The Black List – Kat Dennings

Before she  starred in The House Bunny and one of my favorite movies, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Kat Dennings got her start on a little sitcom called Raising Dad alongside Bob Saget AKA Full House’s Danny Tanner. That show did not get nearly enough credit because sadly it was canceled after 22 episodes. I was probably the only one that was disappointed in learning that news though, but that’s what always happens to my favorite shows. Hellcats!

Anyways, Blackbook Magazine has this feature called the Black List and they asked Kat Dennings to rant off on 15 things that she hates. It is basically a list of things we all are thinking about most of the time anyways, but just never bother to say it out loud.

My favorites:

2. Boatneck tops. Are you serious? Who in their right mind would wear a boatneck? I’ve never wanted my clavicle to be a focal point. People who are actually on boats don’t even wear boatneck tops. They wear coats and stuff.

6. Bicylce people. I can’t even deal with bicycle people. Don’t be in my lane. Be in the designated bicycle lane or on the sidewalk. Also, wear some sort of head protection. What do you think cars are made out of? Marshmallows?

13. Mass texts from people you met once. No, I do not want to go to your “awes0me BBQ;).” Nor do I want to find you a roomate by the end of next month. I deleted you from my phone but that didn’t do any good, did it? Because now your texts just display a bunch of numbers instead of whatever your name is.

Girl is great. I can’t wait to see her return to my television in her new series Broke Girls this fall. To read the rest of the list, click the source. HOBviously.


31 Aug 2011

JCPenny pulls controversial sexist shirt for little girls

First off:

I learned yesterday that JCPenny will be opening up a location in downtown Seattle and the only thing I could think of was “WHY?”  I can think of three other retailers that would be better suited for that spot.

  • Zara
  • Aritzia
  • Bloomingdales


Secondly, people went nutz via Twitter over a shirt that JCPenny had put out online because it was both sexist and insulting to younger girls. The shirts in question had the phrases “I’m too pretty to do my homework so my brother has to do it for me”  and “Who has time to do homework when there’s a new Justin Bieber album out?”

“Kate Coultas of JCPenney corporate communications told the Village Voice, “We are not happy about the shirt! We’re looking into it right now, to find out how it happened. It was only online, not available in stores, and we have removed it from the site.”

Well, how did it happen then? Clearly, someone had to give the “OK” to produce this shirt in the first place. I’m glad that the retailer has released an apology and taken down the shirt, but something seems a little sketchy to me.

To read more of this story, click here.
30 Aug 2011

Interactive Business Card

I was recently considering making a business card for myself, but like my Society 6 situation, I wanted to wait until I was fully confident before taking the plunge. Or I was waiting for some sort of crucial deadline, which was the exact situation I had with Society 6. I’ve also been debating whether I have the right tools to make my own business cards and have been researching printers similar to this slitters cutters creasers machine which could do all the hard work for me. I know I could easily just make the cards online and send them off to be printed, but I guess the control freak in me wanted to be able to oversee the whole process. By making them myself, I also feel I will be able to be more creative and won’t just have to follow a set format as most business cards do. Not many people realize it, but business cards can be really creative and fun! Rather than just being a slip of paper, I want mine to be different and therefore more memorable. I came across a business card today on Colossal that blew my mind, but was so absolutely perfect for the career: a yoga practitioner.

Click the cut to see how it works.

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30 Aug 2011

Back to School Series Pt. 6

The “Goes Home Every Weekend” Guy

“Don’t let your dorm look like this every Friday night. There’s nothing more obnoxious than having a roommate who doesn’t seem to want to be at college. It totally brings down the vibe of the room. But if there’s something worse, it’s the guy who just goes home to party with his high school friends each weekend. It’s just sad. Don’t make your roommates pity you. Come on.”

I’m not sure if I necessarily agree with all of the content from this BuzzFeed post on “The 12 Most Annoying Types of College Students,” but I do find it to be a funny read. Maybe you’ll find it useful. When in doubt, always just listen to BuzzFeed.

30 Aug 2011

F/W Ad Campaign Winner

Some days on Yow Yow! we have music or wedding themed post days, but today is all about fashion. I’ve only seen just a few F/W ad campaigns so far, but Lanvin takes the cake. Raquel Zimmerman, Karen Elson, two male models and even Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz get their groove on to Pitbull’s “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” while wearing clothes from this upcoming season.

This looks like too much fun.


30 Aug 2011

Rupert Grint and Tom Felton for Band of Outsiders

I was more excited to learn about this Band of Outsiders F/W campaign than learning who was actually in it, but there’s no denying how good these two Harry Potter co-stars look. I think I could pretty much fall for any guy who lives in Band of Outsiders. The clothes – the style, they both make my heart melt.  If I had a disposable income, I am almost sure that I would be purchasing some of their shirts for myself just because they look so put together and comfortable. Here are some of my favorite snapshots of Rupert Grint and Tom Felton for Band of Outsiders.

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30 Aug 2011

H&M and Elle bring you online shopping for one day!

Starting at Noon today, H&M and Elle Magazine are allowing shoppers to purchase H&M items via Stylist. Since I’m not sure if this is EST or PST, let’s go ahead and assume that you can start shopping now. H&M’s actual e-commerce site will actually launch next spring, but for now, items from the featured four looks are up for grabs until they sell out.

If some of you are favorite are sold out then you can expect to see the full collection in stores in two days.

Check out the looks and make your purchases here.



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