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Monthly Archives: April 2011


Retailer Spotlight | Red Hue Boutique

Posted on by Kristina

Red Hue Boutique is an independent and contemporary clothing store in the heart of Rockville, Maryland.  The first Red Hue opened in College Park, MD in the spring of 2010 and moved to Rockville in February of 2011.

They carry unique apparel from independent designers and brands and a selection of vintage jewelry – all at reasonable prices.  The store prides themselves for having outstanding customer service and providing our customers personalized styling.


The store is currently selling our Bonnie Brick and Marlee Dusty Blue from our Spring 2011 Collection!

Shop 80%20 at Red Hue Boutique online and head to their storefront.

7319-B Baltimore Ave. College Park, MD 20740
(301) 209 0005
Mon-Sat
12:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Like them on Facebook. Follow them on Twitter and read their blog.

Fun promotion: Red Hue Boutique offers 15% off on rainy days at our Rockville store!  Free shipping to the entire US!

Metronomy | The Look

Posted on by Kristina

U.K. band Metronomy (now a quartet) has a new single out entitled, “The Look.”  The new album, The English Riviera will be out in the U.S. on April 19th on Big Beat/Atlantic Records.

For this album, the band was influenced by late-90′s indie rock and as you can hear from”The Look” – it’s definitely not as upbeat and dancey as their last album.

Check out their video for “The Look”:

Fun tidbit: Metronomy will be playing at Hudson River Park’s Pier 54, the RiverRocks series on Thursday, July 28th in New York City.

View the track listing below.

01 The English Riviera
02 We Broke Free
03 Everything Goes My Way
04 The Look
05 She Wants
06 Trouble
07 The Bay
08 Loving Arm
09 Corinne
10 Some Written
11 Love Underlined

Rooftop Films Summer 2011

Posted on by Kristina

Last week, the “Movies with a View” series announced their return for it’s 12th season at Pier 1 near the Brooklyn Bridge every Thursday this summer.  We’re also happy to hear that Rooftop Films is back this season with an exciting summer calendar.  If you’re not familiar with Rooftop Films, its a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists.

We checked out the 2010 screenings for Waste Land and Tiny Furniture, and they were great!  We highly recommend checking out a screening, it’s a great experience to be outdoors watching creative projects with other film enthusiasts and supporters of the arts.

Open Road Rooftop (Lower East Side, Manhattan)

Here’s Rooftop Films schedule for May 2011:
(Their full schedule, with all dates, locations, individual short films and additional features will be announced soon.)

Friday, May 13, 2011
Rooftop Films Summer Series Opening Night: This is What We Mean by Short Films

Opening Night of Rooftop Films 15th Annual Summer Series will feature grand stories in little packages, with some of the greatest new short films from all around the world.

Saturday, May 14, 2011
Freeloader

(Zachary Raines | New York | World Premiere)
A special World Premiere of a new film by New York based filmmaker, Zachary Raines. A serious comedy following Frank, a feckless young man recently dumped by his girlfriend. In need of a place to stay, Frank moves from couch to couch, testing the patience of friends – and the kindness of strangers – until his luck runs out.

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Sound of Noise

(Ola Simonsson & Johannes Stfarne Nillsson | Sweden | NY Premiere)
A clever and maniacally entertaining Swedish comedy about a group of “musical terrorists” who break into hospitals, banks, and other public places to play compositions using the surroundings as their instruments. The screening will feature a special live performance by the musicians from the film.

Friday, May 20, 2011
Dark ‘Toons (Short Films)

Our popular annual program of enjoyably evil animation.

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Short Film Thrillers: Trapped in the Machine

A selection of heart-racing, breath quickening, edge-of-your-seat films featuring all kinds of people and things struggling to break free.

Friday, May 27, 2011
Romance Short Films

Romance, served up with a twist.

Saturday, May 28, 2011
Bad Posture

(Malcolm Murray | Brooklyn, NY| US Premiere)
A nuanced, visually inventive vista of young life in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bad Posture follows Flo as he seeks to make amends – and make a connection – with Marisa, a beautiful girl whose car his best friend has stolen.

Screenings continue every weekend from May 13 through August 20.  Learn more at Rooftop Films official site.

Syfy Movies With A View | Brooklyn Bridge Park

Posted on by Kristina


The “Movies with a View” series returns for it’s 12th season at Pier 1 near the Brooklyn Bridge every Thursday this summer.  The best part is that it’s FREE.  The series is sponsored by Syfy and includes a wide range of films from Basquiat to Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Mark your calendars!

DATES: Thursdays, July 7 – September 1
TIME: 6:00pm – 11:00pm, Music at 6:00pm, movies at sunset
LOCATION: Pier 1, Harbor View Lawn

Arrive early for the best seats: lawn capacity is limited
FREE!

Thursday, July 7 – Manhattan [R]
Thursday, July 14 – Ghostbusters [PG]
Thursday, July 21 – Sweet Smell of Success [PG]
Thursday, July 28 – Basquiat [R]
Thursday, August 4 – An American Tail [G]
Thursday, August 11 – Breakfast at Tiffany’s [NR]
Thursday, August 18 – Crooklyn [PG13]
Thursday, August 25 – Rosemary’s Baby [R]
Thursday, September 1 – Public Vote – Choose your own favorite New York story! Film list for the public vote will be announced on August 25. Visit brooklynbridgepark.org to cast your vote.

Ann Bonfoey Taylor | Fashion Icon

Posted on by Kristina

ARTBOOK is a progressive small company run by and for people who know, love and believe in art books. Founded in 2008 by members of the internationally respected art book distributor, D.A.P., ARTBOOK sells books by the world’s most important museum and independent art, photography, architecture and design publishers through the website ARTBOOK.com; at curated pop-up stores in museums, specialty retail outlets and other cultural venues; and in permanent locations.

ARTBOOK also has an amazing blog!  Today through the suggest of a dear friend I came across a great piece on Ann Bonfoey Taylor.  Seriously why haven’t I heard of her before?!  Ann Bonfoey Taylor was truly a renaissance woman and fashion icon.  During her lifetime (1909-2007), she was regularly featured in Vogue, Town & Country, and Harper’s Bazaar – pretty cool, right?  She also competed at Wimbledown, was a member for the U.S. Olympic Sky team, and acted as a flight instructor for the Army and Navy!  WOWZA!

For more images and information on Ann Boufey Taylor, head over to the ARTBOOK blog.

RETAILER SPOTLIGHT: TANI

Posted on by Kristina

Tani was one of the first boutiques that carried 80%20 and we’re proud to still be in their store today!  Located on the Upper West Side in New York, Tani provides the best in shoes for both men and women from casual to dressy for every occasion.

Check out Tani for the latest 80%20 Spring 2011 styles.

131 W 72nd St
(between Amsterdam Ave & Columbus Ave)
New York, NY 10023

Molly Khaki

Bonnie Indigo

Bonnie Khaki

Yossi French Black

Wrap Up of Coachella | by The Ray and The Ro


And so the post depression starts to hit us as we say goodbye to another beautiful Coachella weekend. We all flock towards the Technicolor desert and boiling heat to listen to our favorite bands play, hang out with familiar faces and mostly take a break from reality. As always, Coachella never seems to fail us with their musical acts and the fashion crazed outfits. It all began Friday night as The Black Keys and Arcade Fire played their talented hearts out to the thousands of fans as the crowd echoed back every single lyric. With our summer laced dresses, and 80%20 platforms we were able to dance to every tune til the very end.

We woke up Saturday morning with an intimating party schedule with the cliche frame of mind of “too many parties, too little time”. The parties always manage to fill up our day schedule as the Oasis and Lacoste pool extravaganzas start at the break of noon. The parties are always fun but we never let it distract us from the sole purpose of why we are really there, which is the actual festival itself. Saturday’s line-up excited us as we sat on the hot grass for Bright Eyes, Mumford Sons and The Ray and The Ro’s personal favorite, Empire of the Sun. The night ended with a quick stop at the 944 Magazine‘s Neon Carnival which was located minutes from the festival. With colorful rompers and cut-off denim shorts we took our looks straight from day to night. (There is just no time for a wardrobe change!)

Busy P (Ed Banger) at the Lacoste party

Sunday arrived with a feeling like it was Christmas. The people over at Coachella actually saved the best acts for the very last night. It just so happens that the Coachella Gods decide to put Duran Duran, Best Coast, Death From Above, Strokes and Kayne all in the same night. To us, this was absolute perfection. We lost ourselves somewhere between Duran Duran’s version of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face”, Julian Casablanca’s mysterious domineer and Kayne West’s over the top performance. As the crowd herded back to our cars with not an ounce of discomfort in our feet (so rare!), we were left absolutely satisfied and grateful to experience once again another amazing year.

Tom Vek | A Chore

Posted on by Kristina

I was just listening to Tom Vek‘s “I Ain’t Saying My Goodbyes” the other day and it brought back so many fond memories of fun times in New York.  I can’t believe it’s been five years since his album “We Have Sound” was released.  I was elated to learn today that he’s back with a new record, “Leisure Seizure,” which will be released in Australia on Friday June 10 by Modular.


Watch the video for his latest single ‘A Chore’ directed by Ollie Evans.

Leisure Seizure track list:
1. Hold Your Hand
2. Aroused
3. A Chore
4. We Do Nothing
5. World of Doubt
6. Seizemic
7. A.P.O.L.O.G.Y
8. Someone Loves You
9. Close Mic’ed
10. On A Plate
11. You Need to Work Your Heart Out
13. Too Bad

Street Style Fashion & Shoe Trends at Coachella

Hot temperatures in the desert meant shorter-than-short vintage cut-offs, and plenty of flowy dresses and skirts this weekend. Coachella provided the perfect meeting ground for music and fashion lovers from around the world. We loved seeing the rock & roll influences, the hipsters, hippies, celebs, and fashionistas who all brought their individual style to the music festival.

This year especially, we noticed a lot of stylish ladies putting their Coachella twist on some current runway trends. Current trends like crochet, sheer pieces and neutrals were a popular favorite this year amongst the desert crowd. However, as we all know, no outfit would be complete without some amazing footwear. There were some trend comebacks like the gladiator sandals, moccasins, and tan booties that completed the perfect bohemian look. On top of that, the summer classic trends such as espadrilles and cut out sandals proved to us that the live music wasn’t the only thing producing hits!

Check out the latest in Coachella outfits for some style inspiration in the summer months!

The Ray and the Ro hit Coachella | Part I

Coachella is simply our favorite holiday of the year and to of us who attend every year religiously, it is our first taste of summer and the weekend we will always remember. The parties, the music, the palm trees and canyons as your backdrop make this festival so magical and special. Aside from the amazing music, fashion also plays a huge roll where everyone lets out their inner hippie.

Admit it, we all plan out our outfits months ahead and want to look our best. It’s important to keep in mind the “rules”, and not make the rookie mistakes: First, wear as little as possible because face it, it’s the desert and it reaches up to over 100 (it was 103 degrees on Friday!), Second, for the girls who aren’t a fan of the flats, (cough, like US) shoes become an important dilemma. Even though we would love to wear and sky high wedge, it’s simply not realistic. That’s where 80%20 came to our rescue. Walking around the festival in hidden platform wedges that are stylish AND COMFORTABLE makes us believe that miracles do happen.


*Rachel and Roberta are the creators of therayandthero.com, check out their style site!

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