Archive for the 'Fashion' Category

Mishka Is Coming!

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Back in March of 2009, Mishka opened their flagship store – 350 Broadway – in the heart of burgeoning South Williamsburg. Since then Mishka’s digs have at times hosted a variety of activities including art shows, various parties, crazy sample sales, celebrity drop-ins, and bitter impromptu Street Fighter 2 competitions. 350 Broadway went from being Mishka’s brick and mortar shop, to being one of Brooklyn’s hot spots. Exactly 344 days after, Mishka will be opening their sister store in Los Angeles and they hope to accomplish in Echo Park what 350 Broadway did in Brooklyn. Mishka LA will open its doors at 1547 Echo Park Blvd. on February 20th with a clear mission to be a part of the growing transformation of the Echo Park neighborhood.

news via Hypebeast
–dinoxsketchpad

Scared Friends

So Alex Pardee teamed up with Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins on a really cool collaboration which consists of a tee-shirt and poster combo. This is an eleven-color screenprint and the outcome is totally amazing and highly detailed. Very well worth the shiny penny because I don’t think these are going to last very long.

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You can purchase yours conveniently @ the ZeroFriends online store. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to pick up Alex Pardee’s VERY first toy HERE.

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It is released on June 14th, but quantities are extremely LIMITED so you should pre-order yours. I just checked the Upper Playground site and both colorways of the toy are already sold out if you haven’t been paying attention.

–dinoxsketchpad

Canned Goods From The Bodega

I recieved a very pleasant surprise the other day with a package sent to me from Boston. Thanks to Sopal for the hook-up! I opened the box up to see a big can of ‘rotten tomatoes’. The packaging was amazing and the fact that you have to use an actual can-opener to pry it open makes for great detailing on the marketing of the product. If you’ve ever been to, or seen pictures of the shop, you’ll know why the execution of this tee-shirt release in its entirety is so clever. Limited to only 100 pieces and only available through one of the most creative boutiques I’ve ever seen — Bodega. One of the biggest reasons why Boston is one of my must-go-to places.

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–dinoxsketchpad

Hype Hurts

The crazy thing is some rich lazy kid might just go ahead and buy this:

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They’re going to be released at selected premium Nike accounts on Saturday, May 2nd but if the recession hadn’t put a dent in your pocket and you don’t want to camp out (…and be a homeless bum) for a few days, then here’s your chance to stunt well before the public can even touch these shoes.

But for that price, I’d rather invest in AIG bonds or buy stocks in General Motors. Wouldn’t you?

–dinoxsketchpad

The Roc Is In The Mobile

Although I’ve never been a fan of the Rocawear line, I am very fond of Jay-Z both as a musical artist and a business mogul. Seeing as how hard our economy has plummeted these couple of years, most brick-and-mortar stores are struggling to make ends meet. Some meet their unfortunate end by closing its doors. So when things get tough, what do you do? Make your own store and while you’re at it, why not make it portable too? Jay-Z has partnered up with David Ashen to create a totally tricked-out trailer which houses the all-new premium collection of Rocawear clothings in what’s labeled as the RocPopShop. The pop-up shop is decorated with mohair sofas, suede walls, custom zebra wood cabinetry, a 46-inch flat screen TV, stereo system and a custom gaming zone, and is designed to transport the customer into the Jay-Z and high-end Rocawear lifestyle.

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The trailer will follow Jay-Z on his tours and other events in which he is affiliated with. And of course, first stop is none other than his hometown of Brooklyn, NY. The trailer will sit there from today until Sunday, May 3rd.

Where?
RocPopShop
Pacific Street and 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

–dinoxsketchpad

The Soil Is Rich, The Seeds Will Grow

I just came across a great new clothing brand — Rich Soil — which just so happens to be a creative project backed by Los Angeles Lakers’ Lamar Odom. I never pictured Odom being the artsy type but he is going about this brand in a great way by collaborating with some very awesome artists ranging from Chuck Anderson to Echo Morgan.

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Good job Lamar! Now go win us a championship.

–dinoxsketchpad

Feed the Need

Earlier I posted a blog on Lavish Creative Juice’s shirt to support a great cause — the fight against Lymphoma cancer. I’d like to introduce you to another company doing a great deed, and being very creative in how they’re going about the whole project. CommonThreadz is a non-profit organization working to build and fund sustainable projects to help save children’s lives in poverty-strickened areas all over Africa and other developing nations. Their tee-shirt campaign is broken down into four categories:

Signature Series: Tees designed by leading artists from around the world.
Orphan Collection: Tees designed by orphans to help orphans!
CelebreTees: Tees designed by celebs and in collaboration with commisioned artists.
School Contest: Primary, Secondary, College — Contest is everyquarter, winner gets a trip to Africa. (Coming Mar ’09)

These are just some of the shirts designed by orphans to help orphanages in Africa:

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I love how this program inspires children in unfortunate situations to use their own creativity to help themselves and those like them. They truly are ‘changing the world one shirt at a time’ and showing us all that there are so many ways we can do our fair share in helping our fellow human family out. 100% of the proceeds will go into the charity and the way they’re able to do that is because CommonThreadz is underwritten by private donors, corporate sponsors, and in-kind contributions in support of its operations. Spread the word. Show your support and purchase a tee, or donate as you please.

–dinoxsketchpad