Showing posts with label fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fashion. Show all posts

Monday, September 14, 2015

Iggy Pop Goes Topless in H&M's 'Close the Loop' Campaign Video

Iggy Pop and others cameo in the promo video for H&M's global recycling initiative.

Iggy Pop makes a cameo in the recent H&M promotional video highlighting the Swedish retail-clothing company's global recycling campaign ‘Close the Loop: The Garment Collecting Program’.

The advertisement promotes making and breaking the rules of fashion trends and faux pas in an effort to recycle your clothing and to not let fashion go to waste.

After you’ve worn your clothes in every possible combination and are ready to move on, consumers are instructed to leave their unwanted clothes—regardless of their brand or condition—in the garment collecting boxes at your local H&M store. The clothes are then taken to a processing plant, where they're sorted and graded into three categories: rewear, reuse and recycle. Find an H&M near you.

The initiative comes months after H&M, along with other inexpensive fashion retailers, were featured in a social awareness documentary entitled ‘The True Cost’ by Andrew Morgan (available to watch on Netflix), that exposes and examines fast fashion’s high demand and negative impact on society and the environment from the roughly 40 million garment workers in the developing countries to the more than 11 million tons of textile waste discarded from the U.S. alone.

“When everything is concentrated on making profits, what you see is that human rights, the environment, workers’ rights get lost,” states the documentary.

Watch both trailers below.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

ACME Band Supply - Local, Knowledgeable, No Bullshit

"Band merch is fashion and branding. It’s not slapping some ink on a shirt."

"Bands needed a quality, local, knowledgeable, no bullshit, and inexpensive place to source their merch needs. ACME was started out of necessity;
both personal and for the scene."

With a combined 30 years of experience, veteran screen printers and co-owners of ACME Band Supply, Shawn Flores and Chris Huer, have been outfitting local and national bands with custom products since the late 90's, specializing in stock specifically designed for the music industry.

To get a sense of the deep rooted capacity of the headlining establishment that is ACME, you need to understand its bedrock, which includes Shawn Flores one upping a band with its own merchandise.

“While in high school one of my classes was Graphic Design and Print Production. The school copy center. Everyone who ever took that class literally used it to bootleg band shirts. I heard a year or two ago that my screens were still intact and kids were using them. Anyways, Big D and the Kids Table had horrible merch.”

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Urban Outfitters Launches 'Bike Shop' - Sells Artisan Booze Bags

We totes mcgoats bet these will be zooming around Allston this spring Urban Outfitters' Bike Shop

Hipster Mecca, Urban Outfitters, made the obvious move to include a new Bike Shop on their site, catering to the carbon footprint conscious by selling everything from designer rides to quirky accessories and fashionable storage options.

We especially like the Fyxation Bike Wine and Beer holders. Now you can tote your microbrews and vegan fermented grape juice efficiently, for all the world to see.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Color And Sound Featured On The Glamour Kills Free Spring Compilation

Free download. Free download. Free download.

Boston’s The Color And Sound are among the latest and greatest bands to be featured on the GK Spring Sampler, put out by rock and roll retailer, Glamour Kills. This free, 18-song compilation includes Mixtapes, You Blew It! And The Swellers. Glamour Kills, founded in 2005, is an edgy yet palatable lifestyle brand, influenced by music, and features all of our favorite things, like this shirt.

Download your free copy now and see The Color and Sound and The Swellers at Great Scott (Allston) March 26th.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Dressing for the Scene 101

Turn off your computer right now.

It has come to my attention that this article is in desperate need of being written. Ladies, consider this an intervention.You’re doing it wrong.

Monday, November 18, 2013

What Your Go-To Retailer Says About You

Wear your personality on your sleeve

Our clothes are a reflection of our personalities. What does your go-to retailer say about you?

Friday, October 11, 2013

The Mighty Mighty Moss Tones

I'm bad in plaid and I'm plaid and I'm proud.

Modcloth, the kitschy / vintage / retro clothing and decor online retailer often applies witty names to its inventory from over 700 independent designers. Ranging from “Executive Sweet Jacket” to “On your Vest Behavior” and even “The Squirrel Next Door Stop”, Modcloth now pays homage to the Boston Music scene with the “Mighty Mighty Moss Tones Dress” in a very appropriate plaid.

Speaking of The Bosstones, The Hometown Throwdown 16 tickets are on sale now for December 27, 28 and 29 at the House of Blues - Boston.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Tees in Trade - Work Attire

Liven up your weekday outfits with your weekend threads. Balance out the atypical graphic T with familiar office attire and a can-do attitude. "Why yes there is a shark on my shirt, and here are those TPS reports you asked for."

Work graphic tees like a Boss!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Music and Fashion

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Are you wearing a faux leather vest and listening to the original Flash Gordon theme song on vinyl?

Why yes, yes I am.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

You're Invited - Boston Gilt City Warehouse Sale

Gilt City Warehouse Sale is coming to Boston! Buy your tickets now.

Guys, great news. Gilt City Warehouse Sale is coming back to Boston on Friday and Saturday, August 9th and 10th, at Space 57 at The Revere Hotel (200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA). 

Expect to find great deals on men’s and women’s fashion, including brand names such as Zac Posen, Missoni, Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera, John Varvatos, Paul Smith, and GANT, to home accessories, kids goods and more. The last Boston Gilt City Warehouse Sale sold out FAST, so get your tickets early.

This is your chance to rub elbows with fashionistas (literally). Put your game faces on, this is the day you've been training shopping for. Tickets to this exclusive event allow you to snag designer labels at up to 90% off retail prices, cocktails, snacks and live music provided by Gilt City's in house DJ. 

Remember what I scored last time? So.much.saving.

Non-stop compliments with these two

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Cut It Off - Denim Vests

What do you call an alligator in a vest? An investigator! Jokes. Among the many styles aboard the 2013 fashion train, sits pretty the totally radical 1980's look. Although denim vests are a staple in the punk scene, most common folk are rocking the resurgence for the first time in a long while. Denim vests are hot right now. Like, white denim hot!

Anarchy in the Nordstrom USA

Monday, April 29, 2013

Drinking My Way Thru OPI

Match your manicure to your drink of choice. Perhaps you are oblivious to the Crayola play-on-word names that OPI has given its products, but I have thought numerous times, "Man, it would be great to be the person who gets to name all these nail polishes." Regardless that my most recent creative claim to fame was describing a sweater as "blue blue". When faced with a wall of indistinguishable shades of pink, I chose Strawberry Margarita. Because, well. I like strawberry margaritas. Here are some more alcoholic aliases for your nail art.

Mimosas For Mr. & Mrs.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Office Whimsy - Color Pop and Block

Whimsy in the office. Color blocking plus contrasting teal and red equals a popping boardroom wardrobe. A dress with a bold color block hem will draw the eyes directly to your thigh area. Balance out your outfit by adding a chunky accent to the neck like this candy inspired statement necklace found on Boston-based online marketplace, Wicked Peacock.

Whimsy at the Office

Wicked Peacock The Coral Necklace / Wicked Peacock Turquoise Snakeskin Cuff Bracelet / Jack BB Dakota Nash at Urban Outfitters Striped Dress / ALDO Ina High Heels in Teal / Essie Lollipop Nail Polish / Urban Outfitters Sparkle & Fade Ponte Knit Blazer in Ivory

Friday, April 5, 2013

Fashion Advice For Your Instincts

It's not me, it's you. Letting our viscous lady sides out
to better our wardrobe.

Proud to announce this post won the 2013 20sb Speakeasy Fashion Award!

I heard one of the best pieces of fashion advice while in, of all places, a Forever 21 dressing room. "Look in the mirror and pretend some other girl is wearing this outfit. What is the first thought that comes to mind?"


"Well, there you go."

Huh. Using the innate judgmental and competitive nature of a female to pick out clothes? Genius.

Although lately, "pirate" has been my initial thought when trying new looks (stripes are hard man), I think this instinctual approach is most beneficial in avoiding some potential fashion faux pas.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Office Glam - Bold Studs

Glam it up in your work place by mixing season must haves like neon, studs and metallics with classic neutrals. And keep it professional with a 3/4" sleeve blazer and a box pleated skirt.
Glam rock office attire

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Gilt City Boston Warehouse Sale

It’s time again for the Gilt City Boston Warehouse Sale on Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th at Artists for Humanity. This legendary two-day event features Gilt’s top designer brands—from men’s and women’s fashion to home accessories—at up to 90% off retail prices! Tickets are selling out fast!
Gilt City Boston Warehouse Sale, every fashionista's dream

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Mod About Kate Spade

I like Kate Spade's flirty, fun style. Regardless if you can afford the brand or not, you can always take a style note from this season's "Well placed bows and sassy-yet sentimental side." See how I've sassed up this little black dress with mod pieces and retro colors.

Kate Spade Mod About You

Kate Spade Kiki Shoes / Kate Spade Radio Samira Clutch / Kate Spade Skinny Mini Bow Bangle / Kate Spade Pop Silk Square Scarf / OPI Mod About You

Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Year's Eve 2012

Yay New Year's Eve! Raise your hand if you had a perfectly sexified outfit for the big night and then went out and bought a whole new one just because you cannot have enough sequin right now? True story, all year long. Here's the final verdict (for now).

Friday, December 14, 2012

Fashion on Instagram

My fashion tab is lacking! I rock it, you just can't see it. Probably because I'm too busy yelling about old ladies. Follow Bishop And Rook on Instagram for fashion clips. I promise I'll get back on that train shortly.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Rocker Chic Reunion

Victory! I have found my high school reunion outfit. Let's talk about how amazing Express coupons, clearance racks and in-store deals are. Be a savvy shopper and sign up for their mailing list. Wish me luck on Friday night...$10 says I fall at least once.

High School Reunion Outfit

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