What are we doing this weekend you ask? Find us on the dancefloor for the latest edition of Fixed at Le Poisson Rouge featuring four very amazing live acts. We are uber excited to see and hear Orthy, the solo project of Ian Orth, known in Austin for throwing parties via Learning Secrets.
Orthy’s first single “Sueños” is Spanish for dreams, which is exactly where the hazy pop sounds take you. Watch the video below:
$10 advance tickets are available now at Ticketweb. See below for more details:
Saturday, October 20th-
at Le Poisson Rouge- 158 Bleecker Street
11pm, 21+ with ID. $10 advance at Ticketweb, $15 day of show
Under the Radar magazine’s Protest Auction starts today at 2 p.m. EST. The auction features all of the autographed protest signs created by musicians for the magazine’s The Protest Issue, which is on newsstands now. All profits will go to the War Child charity. War Child is dedicated to providing urgently needed humanitarian assistance to war-affected children around the world. War Child helps generate awareness, support, and advocacy for children’s rights everywhere.
For The Protest Issue artists were given boards and paint to make their own protest signs and were photographed holding them. The issue includes major stories on the music of Occupy, musicians’ involvement in the Obama campaign and the election, the difficulties of writing good protest songs, and gay musicians talking about current queer issues. The auction will be up for one week and ends next Tuesday, October 23rd at 2PM EST. Find the auction at eBay here. Below is a complete list of artists whose protest signs can be bid on (all are autographed by the musicians):
The Citizens Band (featuring Karen Elson, Nina Persson, and Zoë Kravitz)
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Death Cab for Cutie
Dum Dum Girls
Hooray for Earth
Beth Jeans Houghton
Lost in the Trees
The Love Language
Janelle Monáe (her sign is a one of a kind painting)
Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine and The Nightwatchman)
Niki & The Dove
JD Samson (of Le Tigre and MEN)
Taken By Trees
Tegan and Sara
More details on The Protest Issue can be found here.
More details on the auction can be found here.
The Affordable Art Fair is a fun four-day event hosting over 60 galleries and a huge array of contemporary art, the fall edition of the New York City Fair will take place from October 4-7, 2012 at The Tunnel in Chelsea.
The concept behind the fair is simple, yet unique: an inspiring and friendly atmosphere in which you can find thousands of original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs all under one roof, ranging from $100-$10,000, with more than half priced under $5,000. The work of young, emerging artists hangs alongside some of the biggest household names! And if you’ve never purchase a piece of art before, the fair offers a quick and easy how-to guide.
Head to the fair and support the arts, hey you might meet the next big art star.
11th Avenue at 28th Street
New York NY 10010
Thursday, Oct 4
Private Preview Party 6pm – 9pm
Friday, Oct 5 12pm – 8pm
Free Admission Hours 5pm – 8pm
Saturday, Oct 6 11am – 8pm
Sunday, Oct 7 11am – 6pm
General Admission $12/day
(At the door only valid with ID)
Children Under 12 Free
Private Preview Party
Advance $65 per person / $125 for two
Door $75 per person
* Ticket price includes New York State Tax
Next March, Hong Kong will see its very first Affordable Art Fair!
We’re proud to present our Fall 2012 video, featuring style blogger Christina Caradona of Trop Rouge. Our Creative Director Ce Ce Chin was inspired to feature someone who truly embodies the Eighty Twenty Do-It-Yourself spirit and was immediately drawn to collaborate with Caradona, one of her favorite style bloggers and supporters of the brand. As Ce Ce explains, the brand is “about the 20% of your life that makes 80% of the difference” and Caradona, a gorgeous self starter in the fashion and entertainment industry, not only possesses a unique sense of style but is living the life she loves in pursuit of her dreams.
For the video lookbook, Christina explores Brooklyn neighborhoods Williamsburg and Greenpoint in our shoes. And… she even skateboards, in 80%20 wedges! The soundtrack “Boy” is provided by up-and coming indie quartet Those Darlins from their sophomore album, Screws Get Loose. “There’s a natural synthesis of working with a rising indie band and an ambitious, entrepreneurial muse”.
This Fall, the brand offers an eclectic array of pieces that transition the working city girl into her weekends – from attending art openings, to concert-going, and hanging out around town. Ce Ce presents classic silhouettes with modern twists, such as, the Quimby printed haircalf and kidskin leather creepers, the Eliotte Original Hidden Wedge™ desert boots in a variety of materials – pony printed leather, festive textiles, and traditional wool, and the Mag contrast bottomed ankle strap flatforms. Lush pebbled nubuck leathers and eye-popping prints adorn the Fall 2012 line. Also keep an eye out for new heeled styles such as the Larson and the Callie. The collection ranges from $99 to $250, proving there’s something for every fashionista at every price point. Find select Fall 2012 styles in our online shop and stores across the country and internationally.
It was great to collaborate with Christina on this project and support her in all of her future endeavors.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in collaboration with Manhattan-based concept store STORY, founded by Rachel Shechtman, launched Project Pop-Up NYC, a competition that offers the city’s most promising fashion retailers and technology start-ups the opportunity to win prizes including a temporary pop-up shop, PR and marketing support and valuable business mentoring to coincide with New York Fashion Week in September. Many of the world’s most exciting, innovative retailers were born in New York City. Project Pop-Up NYC’s goal is to strengthen New York City’s position as a global fashion retail leader, home to the most cutting-edge stores and technologies. Part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Fashion.NYC.2020 initiative, this competition will recognize and reward emerging, innovative, New York City-based fashion retailers (both offline and online) and fashion-related technology companies. Up to 3 retailers and up to 8 technology companies were selected for this year’s initiative.
“Project Pop-Up NYC will enable emerging New York City-based fashion retailers and fashion technology companies to gain critically important exposure, helping them to join the next generation of leaders within this important sector,” said New York City Economic Development Corporation President Seth W. Pinsky. “By providing the opportunity to sell merchandise from a unique pop-up store, while also offering mentorship and business development training, this program will help these companies take their businesses to the next level.”
This year’s winners are:
Acustom, which utilizes body scanning technology to allow clients to create a customized variety of clothing products. The scanner will be live at Project Pop-Up and in use for people to experience, pre-order and shop
AHAlife, an e-commerce destination offering curated artisan, luxury products sourced from around the world
Fashion GPS, which connects people, events and products through digital tools that invite guests to fashion shows, track samples, facilitates commerce and provide metrics for brands and publishers
Have to Have, a social commerce platform that is personalizing digital shopping by offering users an interactive experience to rate products
Of a Kind, which introduces emerging designers through editorial and e-commerce, commissioning and selling limited-edition pieces alongside their designers’ stories
Outlier, an online retailer specializing in combining high-tech fabrics with traditional menswear looks
Perch Interactive, which turns any table surface into a hands-on, interactive display of the products it holds
ReFashioner, an online curated consignment marketplace designed for individuals and professional sellers alike
Shoptiques.com, an online fashion marketplace that aggregates the inventory of one-of-a-kind boutiques across the country – 160 boutiques in 20 U.S. cities., allowing users to shop their favorite local shops in one place
Snapette, a location-based shopping mobile app and website to help shoppers find products and offers available in nearby stores
Style for Hire, a network of 150 stylists offering wardrobe audits and personal shopping to help people look better, shop smarter, and save money
Head over to STORY, 144 10th Avenue at 19th Street in New York before September 29th and support this great group of emerging and innovative companies!
STORY, Project Pop-Up
144 10th Avenue at 19th Street
Hours: Monday – Saturday 11 – 8 Sunday 11-6
While on a recent US tour supporting M83, I Break Horses (Maria Lindén and musical partner Fredrik Balck) stopped into Room 205 for a deeply weird live session during a brutal heatwave. It was HOT and they were sick as dogs, so they stripped to their underwear before a single note warbled from their synths.
Residing in Stockholm, Sweden, I Break Horses quietly crafted their 2011 debut album Hearts via stolen moments gathered up over a span of three years. Although heavily (and openly) influenced by MBV, Slowdive and Jesus & Mary Chain, I Break Horses is far from an exercise in typical shoegaze fare.
Check out the Room 205 session with a performance of Wired:
Tapestry and wallpaper prints were all over the Fall 2012 runways, try out this trend with our Clea Kanine tapestry slippers! Available at Condor in the Nolita neighborhood in New York City for only $99!
We’re celebrating the launch of our Fall 2012 line with one of our favorite boutiques Shoe Market in Williamsburg, Brooklyn! Come out and enjoy a glass of wine or a chilled beer and 15% all new 80%20 styles between 6-8PM on Thursday, September 13th!
Event: Shoe Market Shopping Event
Date: Thursday, September 13th Time: 6-8PM Promotion: 15% off all new 80%20 styles between 6-8PM
Styles on promotion:
Callie Black Random – original retail $239, promo price: $203.15
Rina Black leather – original retail $198, promo pirce: $168.30
Rina Black Random – original retail $214, promo price: $181.90
Eliotte Stamped Pony – original retail $149, $126.65
Clea Black Random – original retail $159, promo price: $135.15
Clea Festival – original retail $99, $84.15
Quimby Grey Herringbone – original retail $169, promo price: $143.65
We’ll be in the Portland area for the Northwest Market Association’s SS 2013 market show! Check out our latest collection in Room 801 at the Embassy Suites Portland Washington Square. Show hours are 9AM-6PM on September 8-9 and 9AM-4PM on the last day.
September 8.9.10. 2012
Embassy Suites Portalnd Washington Square
9000 SW Washington Square Road
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