Month: September 2011

30 Sep 2011

The Gap Goes Hard With Wu-Tang

Would anyone have ever guessed that Wu-Tang would ever collaborate with The Gap? Probably not, but this is actually happening and there is no turning back. The hip-hop group currently has a shirt (no word yet on if this is plural) on the racks at Gap retailers and I am wondering how perplexed customers of the brand will feel when they see it. This is not the first time The Gap has collaborated with musicians, but this is the strangest one.

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30 Sep 2011

Balenciaga Has a Show Malfunction

At Balenciaga’s Paris runway show several days ago, event organizers began to notice that some of the benches that were set up had started to crack. Hopefully the person in charge of ordering the benches still has their job. As a result from the faulty benches, all attendees were forced to stand for the show. God forbid, someone would make Anna Wintour stand for the entire duration of the event! I am actually surprised that no one had brought out one single chair just for her. Balenciaga has always delivered an impressive collection, but I’m sure this show will go down in history as one that will never be forgotten.

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30 Sep 2011

Song of the Day

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Maritime – Annihilation Eyes

30 Sep 2011

The Worst Part of an Office Job:

Licking envelopes.

Yackfest. That taste is the worst. Today, I tried to be sly by cutting my time licking envelopes so I decided to uh… have a little extra saliva on my tongue while doing the task.

Resulted in drooling all over the envelope.

Sent it out anyway.

 

30 Sep 2011

Poehler Polaroids

Earlier this week, NY Mag featured a slideshow of Amy Poehler’s characters from the Upright CitizenBrigade in Polaroids. This woman is such a chameleon. I don’t know how she does it! Check out at 30 more snapshots at the source.

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30 Sep 2011

Capitol Hill to Open Instant Camera Shop

 

A new camera shop will open its doors in Capitol Hill this coming October. Created by a former Microsoft employee and a professional astrologist, the unnamed shop will showcase original Polaroid film as well as host classes and events and a display of cameras! Lots of them. The camera shop will move into a space formerly occupied by Zeroplus architecture firm on 13th and Pine.

Aside from Kit’s Camera in every local mall, I’ve never really been into any other camera shop, but doesn’t this sound completely hipster? It’s perfect for our little neighborhood! I’ll probably check out the opening. Will any of you?

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29 Sep 2011

Big Day Out 2012 Lineup Released

Kanye West
Soundgarden
Kasabian
My Chemical Romance
Foster the People
Odd Future
The Living End
Girl Talk
Hilltop Hoods (Aus Only)
Battles
Mariachi el Bronx
Parkway Drive (Aus Only)
Royksopp
The Jezabels (Aus Only)
Architecture in Helsinki (Aus)
The Getaway Plan (Aus Only)
Cage the Elephant
Frenzal Rhomb
Boy & Bear (Aus Only)
Best Coast
Tony Hawk
Cut Off Your Hands (NZ Only)
Gin Wigmore (NZ Only)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra (NZ Only)
David Dallas (NZ Only)
Beastwars (NZ Only)
Ghostwave (NZ Only)
MayaVanya (NZ Only)

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This may be somewhat of a smaller lineup than we are used to seeing at music festivals, but this lineup looks AWESOME.

29 Sep 2011

Yow Yow! Down the Line

The other day my friend Ashlea texted me to ask if I had an app for Yow Yow.

I stared at the screen to my crackberry for a few seconds. An app? Like…an iPhone app? Or an app that allows Yow Yow to be more visible on smart phones?

To be honest, I didn’t know what that meant. I think I was just confused by the question and didn’t know how to go about answering it. Then I did what most people do. I did that thing where you constantly wonder about whatever is on your mind (clearly that) right before you go to bed and then by some chance it makes it into your dream. Boom. Science. Just kidding, not science? Anyways, I pictured Yow Yow a few years from now. Where can we go from here? How do we move up? In January, the site will be three years old and in the three years that it has existed, not much has changed except for the layout or the headers. Many blogs that I read have active users that comment constantly – it’s constant enough that the blogs have discussions or forums. There is more than just one page to a blog than the “About” page. Giveaways occur weekly. Collaborations are frequent between the writer and businesses or brands. Yow Yow could have these things, but that is not what I want for the blog at this time.

If I were a professional blogger, then I would do all of those things. I would focus on shaping the blog to be much more interactive than it is today. But I’m not a blogger. I’m a student that will be graduating after this school year and as much as I love…THIS right here, I still have plenty of dreams that I would like to achieve, but blogging isn’t at the top of that list. After Ashlea’s question, I started to consider if I could do this for a living. There are plenty of bloggers that earn a living from their blog, but for me to reach that level would take a bit of time. Today, some bloggers are even represented by agencies – which I find to be bizarre, but what can you do? When money gets involved, you almost feel like your creative expression is limited. You know that the people you are working with are reading closely and critiquing. I would never want that for Yow Yownbecause having the ability to write what I want to write is comforting to me. I would, however, write for another blog for pay because at least that is not something that I started up myself.

Incorporating Yow Yow into my college career has been a memorable experience for me and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m not sure where Yow Yow will be at the end of June, but I hope to keep all of you posted along the way as I complete my senior year and prepare for a life I’ve always envisioned for myself after college. Thanks for hanging on and continuing to read posts that I write whether they are informative, inspiring or completely pointless. I don’t know how you always put up with my misspellings, but thanks for not being a snob and correcting me.

29 Sep 2011

BHLDN Décor

Wedding season may be over, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop talking about weddings! BHLDN’s Facebook albums have been featuring gowns and decor used by real brides and the results are absolutely breathtaking. I’m sure that they are plenty of places to purchase wedding decorations – not to mention, many of them can be DIY  – but I can’t help adoring each and every one of these pieces. The simplicity of it along with the classic and vintage-y style is so unique and resembles today’s modern style of a wedding. To see more photos, click here.

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