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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Grimes | Oblivion

If you haven’t heard of Grimes (Claire Boucher) yet, well we’re sure that you’ll be hearing lots more about her and her music in 2012. If you like like Nite Jewel and Sleep Over then Grimes is right up your alley. The Montreal native and visual artist creates ethereal and  at times haunting electronic pop, who uses “luscious vocals, chopped and warped beats, and a general mood of beautiful disorder and disarray“.

Check out her live session for “In my Room” presented by Yours Truly and MTV Hive.

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Grimes, MTV Hive

12 Days of Chic – Shop 80%20 on Chictopia!

The holidays are just around the corner and we’ve partnered with Chictopia for the 12 Days of Chic. For the next 12 days, we will be selling select products from our Fall 2011 line directly through Chictopia. The best part is that we’re offering you and Chictopia members 30-40% off our featured products!

The promotion kicks off today with “Pretty Little Thing” and we’ve added our Wade boot into the mix. The Wade in Taupe is a faux pebbled nubuck boot with leather belt details, featuring our original hidden wedge! You’ll get an extra three inches of height with these babies.  They look great paired with a flowy top and leggings or if you’re looking to add a more casual look to a fancy dress.

Happy shopping and stay tuned for the next 12 days for our featured shoes.

SPOTTED: Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty in our Rina Black

Natalie Suarez is a model and fashion enthusiast from Los Angeles, who chronicles her life and style on her blog Natalie Off Duty. She’s been a supporter of our brand for a while now and we absolutely adore her. Natalie recently moved to the Big Apple, and it’s always exciting to see the places she’s been exploring in New York!

Her style is a mix of vintage finds with designer items, and staple pieces by independent designers/brands. During a recent trip walking around the streets of Soho, Natalie was spotted wearing our Rina Black boots paired with a bold yellow skirt.

Our Rina boot is a new silhouette for the brand and it’s personally one of my favorites! The boot features our original hidden wedge on a striped stacked heel for a total of 3″ of height! And let me tell you, it’s one of the most comfortable shoes I own and I do not fool around when it comes to footwear.

Check out her blog Natalie Off Duty for more images and style inspiration. Don’t forget to follow her on Twitter too at @natalieoffduty.

Love the Rina boot? You can get it directly from our online shop!

Fun times at Shoe Market | Williamsburg, BK

Last Thursday, we held a great shopping event at Shoe Market, one of our favorite boutiques in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It’s always great to meet fans of the line and mingle over wine. Here are some photos of the night taken by photographer Ben Duchac.

We hope we get to meet you at our next event near you!



Live From Tribeca | Sat, Nov. 12th

Posted on by Kristina

Saturday nights just got good again! Every Saturday, Tribeca Grand hosts ‘Live in Tribeca’ a weekly performance by today’s best bands and DJs. The event is brought to you by Dossier Journal, The Pop Manifesto, and Gunk TV.

This Saturday’s party will feature a live performance by Beigeand DJ sets by Scott Mou (Other Music/Jane), Greatest Hits, and Typical Girls.

Don’t miss out!

Dossier Journal, The Pop Manifesto & GUNKTV present:

Live From Tribeca
Saturday November 12th 2011

Live Performance

Scott Mou (Other Music/Jane)
Greatest Hits
Typical Girls

10pm – Close

Church at White St.

For more GrandLife Events, go here.

15% off new styles at Shoe Market

Posted on by Kristina

Join us for an exclusive shopping event at Shoe Market on Thursday, November 10th from 6-8 PM.
Enjoy 15% off all of our Holiday styles and a glass of wine!

Our team will be at the event and we’re looking forward to meeting you all! If you’re in the New York-area, come on by!

80%20 Shopping Event at Shoe Market
160 N. 6th Street (at Bedford Ave.)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Thursday, November 10th

Summer Camp | Down

Posted on by Kristina

We were first introduced to Summer Camp in 2010 with the dreamy track, “Ghost Town.” What was almost as intriguing as the band’s music was the mystery about their whereabouts and identities. But it’s a mystery no more…the band is Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey from London and they released their first full-length album, Welcome to Condale this past September.

We just stumbled upon the video for their latest single “Down” and it’s rad. There’s a Halloween theme, and although Halloween has come and gone, the video features cinemagraphs aka animated gifs. And I mean seriously, doesn’t everyone love an animated gif?

The song is awesome and the video is pretty cool too, trust us! Check it out below:

Holiday hitting stores now…

The beats of musical artist Little Dragon set the tone for 80%20’s Holiday 2011 collection. Designer Ce Ce Chin offers up an eclectic array of pieces that transition the working city girl into her weekends- concert going, holiday shopping or weekends at the country house.

Keeping the winter months in mind, Ce Ce designed a collection rife with allusion to snow, winter animals, and preppy patterns. The Dalmation dotted haircalf on the Seanne and Rina are reminiscent of a romantic snowfall. The Fawn color speckled brown on the Mona and Seanne, was inspired by the dearest of all deers, Bambi. Ce Ce loves a classic Herringbone blazer, and screen printed this traditionally tweedy pattern onto haircalf leather. Luggage leathers and fringy suedes are used on the short booties- all urging the wearer to take that train upstate. So do it, slip on your 80%20’s and enjoy your winter holiday!

Photos by Annie Powers, styling by Kathryn Typaldos

Our Holiday collection will be available in stores in the coming days and available in our online shop very soon! Stay tuned…

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