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Monthly Archives: September 2011


80%20 featured in Dossier Journal!

Photos by: Tom Hines
Styled by: 
Doria Santlofer 

We’re thrilled to be featured in Dossier Journal Issue VIII! In their latest fashion editorial “Meditations on Contemporary Craft Culture”, the model is featured in our Eliotte Geometric haircalf desert boot (pictured above).  We love the inspiration behind the shoot and all of the fantastic prints!

Buy the Eliotte Geometric haircalf boot in Blonde in our online shop.

 

Young Galaxy | Peripheral Visionaries

Young Galaxy is gearing up for a world tour with labelmates Austra in support of their album Shapeshifting, which was released last year on Paper Bag Records. 

They have a new animated video for Peripheral Visionairies, the sequel to the awesome video for “We Have Everything” that just broke 100,000 YouTube views!  Both videos were directed by Sinbad Richardson, a Montreal-based visual artist.

“The band asked me to create a second animated music video and I suggested making a sequel to ‘We Have Everything’ off the same album,” says Sinbad Richardson. “‘Peripheral Visionaries’ picks up where we left off, our main character is stranded on the side of the highway, her bus having broken down. This narrative interprets ‘Peripheral Visionaries’ as a confession to the attraction of the unholy and a belonging to an ambiguous (nonetheless determined) rebellion against virtue. Our main character was to give in to her superficial ambitions but not without a cost. The line ‘We a sea, tears from the eyes of god’ repeated over and over, is taken as a foregone conclusion.”

Take a look:

Check the band on tour:

Young Galaxy World Tour Dates:
October 13 – Reykjavik IS – Iceland Airwaves
October 15 – Stockholm SE – Strand
October 19 – Oslo NO – Mono
October 20 – Göteborg SE – Pustervik
October 21 – Malmo SE – Debaser
October 22 – Hamburg DE – Indra Club
October 23 – Berlin DE – Comet Club
October 25 – Cologne DE – Elektroküche
October 26 – Amsterdam NL – Paradiso
October 27 – Paris FR – Flèche D’or
October 28 – Lille FR – Ground Zero Festival
October 29 – Brussels BE – Ancienne Belgique
October 30 – Manchester UK – The Deaf Institute
November 2 – London UK – The Lexington
November 16 – Vancouver BC – Electric Owl +
November 17 – Kamloops BC – Cactus Jacks +
November 18 – Edmonton AB – The Brixx Bar & Grill +
November 19 – Calgary AB – HiFi Club +
November 20 -  Lethbridge AB – Tongue N Groove +
November 22 – Saskatoon SK – Amigos Cantina +
November 23 – Regina SK – The Exchange +
November 24 – Winnipeg MB – West End Cultural Centre +
November 25 – Fargo ND – The Aquarium +
November 26 – Minneapolis MN – Triple Rock Social Club +
November 28 – Chicago IL – Empty Bottle +
November 29 – Pontiac MI – The Pike Room at Crowfoot Ballroom
 +
December 1 – Toronto ON – The Phoenix Concert Theatre +
December 2 – Montreal QC – Cabaret du Mile End +
December 3 – Ottawa ON – Ritual Night Club +
December 4 – Waterloo ON – Starlight *
+ with Austra

 

SPOTTED: Bonnie Barton of Flashes of Style in our Adair, Black boots

Style blogger Bonnie Barton has been spotted wearing our Willa Natural sandals and we’re happy to see that she loves our Adair hiking boots in Black Suede. She totally looks ready for Fall!

If you dig hiking boots and are looking for some extra height then our Adair is just what you’re looking for. It has a hidden wedge that gives you three extra inches of height!

Shop here!

Don’t forget to check out Bonnie’s blog: Flashes of Style
Follow her on Twitter: @flashesofstyle

Team Dinner at Barrio Chino

We had a great team dinner with our East and West Coast sales teams! Barrio Chino is one of my favorite restaurants in New York, they not only have killer enchilada verdes and margaritas but always have the best playlists.

We don’t get to see our West Coast Sales team often so it’s especially awesome when we get to spend some quality time together. After a few drinks, we all learned something new about one another…

Pooja was almost a professional tennis player.

Kristina was nominated for a Paper Magazine Nightlife award in 2007.

Carrie‘s baby aka her pup Snuggles is on Twitter.

Alexis is a superior dancer.

Katharine has a Black belt in karate.

Melissa, the newest member of the A Supreme Agent team was our intern in 2010, and lives with four animals…I mean four guys!

Leah doesn’t speak french.

Jessica is a California native with a love affair with food.

Ce Ce was a competitive synchronized swimmer in high school.

Erica really wants a schnauzer dog.

 

The NY Art Book Fair | Sept 30 – Oct 2, 2011

Our New York team always looks forward to The NY Art Book Fair at MoMa PS1! My favorite part of the fair is discovering new zines and artists and I always leave with a bag of goodies. But be warned it gets very crowded!  So now that you’ve been warned…mark you calendars and get ready to be inspired.

Printed Matter, Inc. presents
THE NY ART BOOK FAIR
September 30–October 2, 2011
MoMA PS1

Printed Matter presents the sixth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 30 to October 2, 2011, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. A preview will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 29th. Free and open to the public, and featuring more than 200 exhibitors, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, contemporary art catalogs and monographs, art periodicals, and artist zines. Exhibitors include international presses, booksellers, antiquarian dealers, artists and independent publishers from twenty-one countries. (via The NY Art Book Fair site)

HOURS AND LOCATION

The NY Art Book Fair is free and open to the public.

Friday, September 30, 11 am–7 pm
Saturday, October 1, 11 am–7 pm
Sunday, October 2, 11 am–7 pm

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue
Long Island City, NY

Elena Lyakir’s photos for sale at ABC Home & on display at ABC Kitchen

Elena Lyakir wears our Molly Natural sandals (available at our online shop)

We’ve had the opportunity to work with Elena Lyakir on our past lookbook campaigns as our hair and make-up artist. What you probably didn’t know is that she’s also a talented fine artist and currently a featured artist at ABC Home and in ABC Kitchen.

“Her photography is so deeply inspired by the natural world – picture hazy blue seascapes, starkly bare trees, a flock of birds blotting a white sky – that it is surprising to learn she is firmly rooted in New York City.” (via ABC Reveal blog)

We’re ecstatic for Elena’s partnership with ABC!  A selection of Elena’s photography is available to purchase by visiting the store /ABC Kitchen and online. Two series, Aves and Poetry of Nature, are featured prominently in ABC Kitchen (if you’ve never been the food is delicious!).

To learn more about Elena and the inspiration behind her work, go here.

80%20 Shoe Exclusive with Anthropologie – online now!

This Fall, we have a shoe exclusive available online at Anthropologie only!  Our new style Freha (known as Elva on Anthropologie) is a wallabee-inspired clog, which takes a classic silhouette to a new level with contemporary updates. It features turquoise boucle (for an extra burst of color) and  Scandivanian trim on a Earth brown suede upper.

They are the perfect shoes to stroll in along the countryside or to relax in at ski lodge.

Get a pair today at Anthropologie.

Neon Indian | Polish Girl

Alan Palomo of Neon Indian – we dig your haircut

In case you didn’t know, our team loves Neon Indian. Era Extraña is the newest album from Neon Indian (frontman is Alan Palomo) that dropped yesterday on Palomo’s label, Static Tongues and Mom + Pop Music.

Here’s the new video for “Polish Girl” directed by Tim Nackashi and produced in collaboration with The Creators Project, depicts “a futurist romance between a data-mining outcast and the woman he loves.”

If you love Neon Indian, they are performing “Polish Girl” on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” tonight! Check you local listings.

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