Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Cedric Rivrain Illustrations

Cedric Rivrain designed for Martine Sitbon and John Galliano at Christian Dior. Besides, he has been doing illustrations for various magazines such as Numéro, Dazed and Confused, Tokion, Stiletto, or A magazine.
His work was exhibited in Paris at Maria Luisa in July 2004 and at Le Bon Marché in March 2005 for the collective exhibition "Traits très mode" also shown, among other cities, in Berlin at the Galeries Lafayette and in Amsterdam at Christie's.

How much do we love the rainbow arm warmer?

His work can be viewed on his website HERE

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Archive Vintage

Sick of searching ebay for Vintage? Find fancier pieces like this YSL peasant skirt on this website stocked with a well-edited selection.

Archive was developed out of a love for both vintage clothing and fashion design.

Owner Kerry Bonnell spent the last ten years in New York City working around fashion. In New York she managed a premiere designer vintage boutique in Nolita, where she worked daily with designers, stylists, editors and celebrities. She also assisted stylists on editorial shoots for magazines including Italian Vogue, Rolling Stone and Flair. Previous to this Kerry studied fashion design, drawing and painting at Parsons School of Design.

Archive offers designer pieces from the 1960’s - 1990’s. Designers include, Alaia, Beene, Dior, Chanel, Ossie Clark, Gucci, Halston, Pucci, Courreges, Gernreich, Mugler, Miyake, Sprouse, Chloe, Sant Angelo, Gaultier, Yves Saint Laurent and more.


RIP Teen People

I heard a rumor that Teen Vogue was closing it's door.....fortunately I got the rumor wrong.....Teen People follows in the footsteps of Elle Girl....the two mags will continue their existence as a web site.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Faile Website

Cool Books and even original prints are available on the FAILE website. I first became acquainted with the collective years back when they did the Michael Jackson stencil on some building in Soho....


Limited Edition Lavendar Book on sale at Faile.net

Friday, July 27, 2007

Vintage All the Time

Don't miss out on Streetwear, Tee & One Of A Kind Sunglasses!!!!! It's Friday! Time to spend some cash!

Friday, July 27, 2007
161 Lafayette St. (Grand)


Cash Only..

Much much More!!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Lola y Maria and Yana Host the Ultimate Fanny Pack Party!

Lola y Maria and YANA Handbags Host the Ultimate Fanny Pack Party!

You're Invited! Thursday, July 26th 2007
Lola y Maria and YANA handbags would like to invite you their ultimate fanny pack party Thursday July 26, 2007; 6pm - 10pm. All partygoers are asked to wear their favorite fanny packs to the event and fantasy 80's and 90's style attire is strongly encouraged. Specialty Cocktails like the Funky Cold Medina and Overweight Lover will be served all evening. DJ White Dove will spin glam 80's, electro booty bass and nu-rave. All guests will also enjoy a 15% discount on all limited edition YANA fanny packs sold that evening. We hope to see you there! xoxo LYM

About YANA: YANA is owned and designed by Ayana Evans. Evans designs for the intelligent shopper, who enjoys touches of whimsy in his/her wardrobe. All YANA handbags have fun titles and hidden meanings. Popular fanny pack titles include "Sexy At All Times Fanny", "Forgive and Forget for Me" and "Keepin It Real". They are designed to be both artistic and highly functional. Special care is taken to ensure that each bag is beautiful while still being lightweight and ergonomically correct. Prices range from $60 for a lamb skin fanny pack with suede lining to $650 for a large travel bag made of Italian leather and 18k plated hardware. Custom orders, private purse parties, and handbag consultations are available upon request. For further information regarding the YANA label visit www.yanahandbags.com. Custom orders will be accepted the night of the fanny pack celebration. And yes!-that 15% discount will be honored on these purchases as well. To place your order in advance or learn more about the event contact Lola y Maria at 646.602.9556 or email pr@lolaymaria.com And please come camera ready, because we will party like it's 1999!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

In God We Trust Sample Sale


Curated by Lena Imamura, Jason Wall and Mikhail Sokovikov
August 1st – September 7th, 2007
Opening Ceremony Friday, August 3rd, 6 pm – 10 pm at The Canal Chapter.
(New York, NY - July 24th, 2007) In celebration of its two-year anniversary The Canal Chapter Artist Residency Project is an undertaking that inaugurates the principal philosophies of the gallery. Founded on a desire to create a fertile environment in which emerging artists can make and exhibit work in a space free from the limitations of finance, commerce, location, noise, exposure, and judgment. The Canal Chapter is inspired by and expands upon the groundbreaking alternative art spaces (particularly those located in the Soho area) that dominated the New York art scene during the late1960s through 1980s.
On  August 1st, an exhibition to unfold over the course of a month-long artist residency will kick off at The Canal Chapter. Using the SoHo/Tribeca neighborhoods as a backdrop, the project initiates the first in an annual series of all-inclusive residencies, which present the living artists for real-time interaction with the public. The first installment of the residency project, will cultivate constituent parts of the art production process into a living display.
From August 3rd until September 7th, 2007, the 10 emerging international and domestic artists chosen to participate in the Canal Chapter 2007 Artist Residency Project will be fully accessible to the public in their workspaces and living quarters. Each artist will live at The Canal Chapter, a 2000 sq.ft loft located at 343 Canal Street, 4th Floor. They will work a few blocks away at the Franklin Collective in a 2000 sq. ft loft located at 72 Franklin Street. Constant live internet feeds of both spaces will be available for viewing at the gallery’s website at http://canalchapternyc.com and both locations will be open to the public 24/7. Throughout the duration of the project, each artist will take part in weekly critiques, daily visiting artists, communal living, and weekly parties. The Residency will kick off with a welcoming reception on Friday, August 3rd from 6 pm - 10pm, and conclude with a closing exhibition on Friday, September 7th from 6pm-10pm. All events and visitations are free and open to the public.
Applications for this year’s residency program were submitted from Germany, Netherlands, Australia, Korea, Ireland, Greece, Canada, Israel and The United States. Featured artists in The 2007 Canal Chapter Artist Residency Program include Hilla Ben Ari, Raina Benoit, Collin Bunting, Rachel Bunting, Soo-Whan Choi, Charlotte Ginsborg, Aaron Joseph Hughes, Kymia Nawabi, Katherine Elizabeth St. Clair and George Venson
Proposed projects include documentary videos, mythic sculptures, installation/performance art, found object relief, suburban paintings, blueprint drawings, political prints, peace callings, graphic collages, and meditative light projects.
Opening and closing ceremonies include performances by - Team Facelift, The Countess and The Cunt Rock Revolution, DJ SKATERDAYS, Patrick Cleandenim , The Living Image, Lights and  Todosantos.
About The Canal Chapter
The Canal Chapter is an inventive space, created and directed by artists to promote and cultivate emerging ideas. Formed 2 years ago by the

Monday, July 23, 2007

Some Benicasim Pics

View of the Main Stage

Antony and the Johnsons...

CSS - Super Sexy in Spandex

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Festival BENICASIM -july 19 - 22

unfortunately, we´ve been left with no internet out here at the festival. We might has well stayed in the camping area....the beach is lovely and the concerts have been great but there isn´t a cyber cafe in site....

day 1 - highlights...iggy pop and dj trash pussies at 4am playing Rage Against the Machine...the crowd lost their shit completely

day 2 - devo...my favorite new old band..that and FANGORIA

day 3 - by far the best day....we got to the concert as soon as CSS started to play...so sexy in the spandex...followed by !!!, Human League, and then off to the big stage for Artic Monkeys..over half of the attendees are Brits on holiday and they ALL seem to be obsessed with these 12yr old looking lads...Fisherspooner closed the big stage at 4am...yawns....we leave and go to the rave tents...everyone cracked out and hypnotized by laser beams...scary...major flashback...

Today´s lineup includes Kings of Leon, Cassius, Amy Winehouse and much more that I´ve already forgotten....picture and videos from the show may have to wait until tomorrow unless we get lucky and manage to find ourselves in some wi-fi area....

Friday, July 20, 2007

Shopping Spanish Style

To much dismay, one of our favorite shops in Madrid, THE DELI ROOM is closing their doors after 7 years. It’s a real shame considering it was one of the first shops in Spain to promote young Spanish designers like Miriam Ocariz, Ailanto, Josep Font, Mireya Ruiz, etc. Due to close August 1st (the space is being taken over by Basque label Loreak Mendian) We are so sad! The store was currently having a super sale (although there wasn’t much left). I said my goodbyes to this cool shop decorated like a delicatessen and walked away with an Ailanto for Naf Naf striped skirt and a load of these cool postcards printed with “Hola”, “Guapa”, “Madrid” by a graphic artist based in Barcelona.

Next Stop: Top Shop
Not at all Spanish but one of the best things about making a trip to Spain is being able to go to a Top Shop. I scoured the racks for the high waisted shorts I saw online but only a pair of super scary ones in red, size 12. The white linen ones I had seen with a tie belt were way transparent. Then finally I turned the corner and found a pair of baby blue tailored nautical shorties. I think I remember these ones online. 44 euros.

Barrio Salamanca:

Scooter. The owners must have modeled this shop on US store SCOOP…same type of labels…sparse racks, lots of neutral colored jersey, cute sandals, repetto flats, labels like Isabel Marant. Oh yeah, and the typical snotty sales girls. The only piece that really stood out was a light gold lame tshirt dress from Vanessa Bruno – on sale, 40% off 308 euro….tried it on..not very flattering…decided to think about it..

Alma Aguilar

The shop was closed for lunch. I peeked from outside…couldn’t see much…lots of pastels and super girlie…usually really nice stuff, yet pricey.

Sybilla and Jocomomola

Rebajas Grandes! The spring Parrot collection I saw online was on super sale. I was in parrot heaven….I decided to splurge and get a parrot top, maxi halter dress and even a parrot hobo. I’m hoping they will decide to sell the entire line next season (vs only the bikini collection we got this summer). Jocomomola is best known for interesting prints and bold colours.

After making a pit stop at the famous Spanish Sandwich shop Rodilla (they make those cute little triangle tea type sandwiches), we hiked up to AMACORD, Penelope Cruz’s boutique located in Barrio Salamanca. Again, total liquidation. “The store is closing” said the shop girl (perhaps a relative of Pene). The boutique carried a lot of American brands like Juicy, James Pearse, and Blue Cult. They also must have been to Coterie because they seemed to have some of the usual subjects like Manoush and even Canadian label Chulo Pony. All that seemed to be left was mostly random stuff…I did find a cool 50’s flavored black dress on sale for 78 euro (reg 250), from a French label called Mage. Au revoir, Amacord.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Le Marquis Restaurant et Lounge Fetish

feel frisky? and want something fancy? whoever built this place knows how to floss....this foo foo fetish restaurant featured tiffany blue walls, lots of gold mirror glass, fancy audio visuals displayed behind rococo gold frames, and amazing jewelry displays showcasing diamond collars, whips and handcuffs. And to my surprise the food was amazing. The menu boasts various carpaccios, great seafood (I opted for the sesame encrusted tuna), and superb deserts..(tiramisu, and fondue,etc).

Yes, these are the fancy videos playing behind the bar.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Museo de Traje de Madrid - Costume Museum

I've made 3 attempts to visit this museum, all to find it closed. This must have been my lucky day. A great collection of clothing and jewelry from the Belle Epoch until today. They were also currently having a special show on the history of COLOR in fashion. We saw some great pieces from Chanel, Balenciaga, Pertagaz, and Lanvin. The museum is really well done. It reminds me a lot like the fashion museum at the V&A, but BETTER...

Unfortunately, no cameras are allowed in the exhibits in order to preserve the pieces which are well kept in cool weather installations.

If you are big on 20th Century Design and Furniture, I suggest you stop by teh Casa do Brazil. It's a living quarters/school located across the street from the Costume Museum. It's a bit worn down but the facade and interior is really cool. They offer Portuguese classes and other amentities for Brazilian transplantees..

Monday, July 16, 2007

The Blog goes on the Road

This week we will be reporting from Spain where we are on a hunt for new labels and checking out the Benicasim Music Festival.

Upon our arrival yesterday, we stopped by LA CASA ENCENDIDA where we got to hang out on the roof and listen to the Dub Step Allstars DJ. Translating literally to "The House on Fire," La Casa Encendida is a cultural, social and educational center funded by the bank Caja Madrid. Here you can watch plays, see exhibitions, borrow books, use the Internet, and join a variety of workshops from photography to painting to dance, at a super-reduced prices. It is located in the neighborhood called Lavapies on Calle Ronda de Valencia.

This Sunday DJ session on the roof is a sort of mini PS1 Warm Up....good turnout...and we even saw the guitarist of Kings of Convenience - Whitest Boy Alive, who stuck out from the crowd with his bright orange locks. He even seemed to have his own fan club of girls.

Exhibits included a sort of video mashup of the Beach Boys vs the Ghetto Boys..

Saturday, July 14, 2007

LAMC Events for Saturday: Lola's Picks

I think this has to be one of my favorite flyers of all time!

For the Day: Check out Cafe Tacuba at Central Park Summerstage!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Y Mas! LAMC Events for Friday!

Nacotheque throws an afterparty for tonight's Zoe & Chete Shows at DON HILL's, 511 Spring at Greenwich. Don't miss out!

Cinema Tropical + Fresa Salvaje Productions present:
a quirky and exciting music + video event featuring live video stream
and a special DJ line-up
Special guest DJ: Riky Razzo!
Friday, July 13, 10pm - 4am
East River Bar, 97 South 6th Street [between Bedford and Berry]
L to Bedford, J to Marcy $10
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Cinema Tropical and Fresa Salvaje are joining forces for the first time to present CINEMA SALVAJE, an exciting, innovative and original program featuring a carefully selected mash-up of live feed videos that will be projected into a big screen plus music by acclaimed DJs from Mexico City.
The evening’s program will be selected by our internationally prestigious team of professional Tropical and Fresas VJs. From the campy to the grotesque and featuring telenovela clips, cheesy Mexican 80’s music videos and archival TV footage, CINEMA SALVAJE is a celebration of pop culture in the so-called underdeveloped world and features some of the artistic influences from the people who bring you Cinema Tropical and Fresa Salvaje.
The screening is followed by the New York debut of Afrodyke and our special guest DJ’s Güagüis (Ali Gua Gua), Pata Pata (Camilo Lara) from Mexico City and for the taco de ojo, the one and only Papichulo, who will take you to the deepest and cheesiest nostalgic corner of your memory.
Ali Gua Gua is the mastermind behind bands like Utrasonicas and Afrodita. Miss Ali represents for every chilango the epiphany of the reventón [hard parting] as she is a true musical trendsetter. Camilo Lara is the Mexican Institute of Sound, a one-man project that combines old classic rhythms and songs with new electronic music creating a fascinating unique sound. He will be spinning as DJ Pata Pata the music that inspires his work.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

LAMC Events for Thursday: Lola's Picks

Noche Flamenca, the world-renowned Madrid company will headline an evening of dance tonight at the Prospect Park Bandshell.

LAMC/MTV Tr3s/Batanga Showcase @ Bowery Ballroom 6 Delancey St This showcase features an impressive line-up featuring Monterrey's rocking Panda, rappin’ chica Mala Rodriguez from Spain, urban trio The Dey out of NYC, urban flamenco/breakbeat/electro DJs Los Rumbers from Spain, and Mexico’s Pambo. This is a semi-private event open to LAMC registrants, with a limited number of tickets to be made available for purchase by the general public.

Thinking the best way to end the night is at the Delancey where DF locals DaPuntoBeat will be playing....that and a DJ set by DJ Amazonico...you can check out both on myspace if you aren't familiar..

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

LAMC Events Today: Lola's Picks

ONE party + Showcase at Kion, 509 East 6th St., btwn. A & B
NJ's Electronica en Espanol Hosts a showcase tonight at Peruvian Restaurant/Bar KION. Live Performances by Radio Vector, Face to Ligght and Hummersqueal...plus some late night DJ sets by LYM favorite Marcelo Cunning

Mala Rodriguez at SOB's

La Nina Mala plays her first of two live shows in NYC...tonight at SOB's....

For the Boys....B Blessing Sale and Fall Preview

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Courtney Love at HIRO!!!!

To be honest I'm not a huge fan...but if you are you can see Miss Thang live at GBH's Thursday weekly at HIRO ballroom. She's even going to play Live???????????

GBH is teaming up with Rolling Stone Magazine - an intimate evening with Courtney Love and friends at Hiro Ballroom. Courtney will be performing live with a full band for the first time in New York in ages.

Drinks Specials:
Two-4-One Vodka drinks 10pm-11pm.
$8 Tiger-Beer-and-Whisky-Chaser-Combo, and $4 Sparks all night.

Go to GBH.tv to get on the free Guest List. Space is Limited.

LAMC Kicksoff Today!

Check out the LAMC Music & Film Night at Central Park Summerstage featuring So What's Your Price (Y Tú, Cuánto Cuestas?), a film by Olallo Rubio, with musical performance by Federico Aubele. Tonight at 7pm.

Monday, July 9, 2007

More Rojas Now Posted Online

For those of you who couldn't make it to our Rojas party yesterday, we have decided to extend the SPECIAL INSIDERS DISCOUNT for a few more days!!!!!! The collection includes super girlie safari babydolls, the suspender bubble romper, reversible swing hoodie dresses, the In Living Color Tee, hot safari shorts, the cropped zebra hoodie and much more!

Check it out HERE

Upon checkout, enter: safari, for 15% off.


Style-conscious songstresses like Avril Lavigne, Gwen Stefani and Fergie absolutely adore Freddie Rojas' brand of rock 'n' roll streetwear. "The stuff is hot, and the line was made with so much love - it has so much personality," says Rojas of his "Urban Safari" collection. The 32-year-old Spanish, Ecuadorian and Peruvian designer says this collection has "That Latin sexiness, hotness comes through in the collection, without a doubt," he says. "It's for a girl that's confident, on the edge, who likes to be sexy and hot. "The girl on the go that knows the beat of the street is a Rojas girl," he says.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Live Earth

Nothing to do? You can spend the rest of the day watching webcasts from all 7 continents today. Go to: http://www.liveearth.org or http://liveearth.msn.com

You can also download cool wallpapers like this Brazil one...

Friday, July 6, 2007

Egyptian Lover at APT

The Egyptian Lover, a major LA player in the electro scene back in the early 80s (playing with Uncle Jamm's Army), is returning to NYC for his second time ever. He's doing a live PA and a DJ set at APT this Friday, July 6 at 10p. APT's at 419 W 13th St btw 9th Ave and Washington in Manhattan.

From Wikepedia:

The Egyptian Lover started out as a D.J. in Los Angeles with Uncle Jamms Army doing dances at the L.A. Sports Arena with over 10,000 party people. The Egyptian Lover began recording around Los Angeles in 1983 as a member of the Radio Crew and later that year released "Dial-A-Freak" as part of Uncle Jamm's Army (see 1983 in music). The Egyptian Lover released his debut solo single and club hit "Egypt, Egypt" in 1984. It was followed by more dance hits, including "And My Beat Goes Boom", "What Is a DJ If He Can't Scratch", "Egypt Egypt", and "Girls", with even more that came like "You're so Fine", "The Lover", "Sexy Style", "The Alesby Inn" and "Freak a Holic". Is popularly known for the phrase "doing what I want, seven days a week."

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Fujiya and Miyagi play for free at the Seaport

sorry for no posts yesterday..the day was spent recovering from Tuesday's show at the Highline Ballroom....

for those of you around this Friday, July 6th...don't miss out on the free Fujiya & Miyagi show at the South Street Seaport. "Influenced by 70s Krautrock bands and early-1990s electronica, this disco-punk outfit from the UK will get you off and on the dance floor" - going.com

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Nicolita Knotty is Back!

Due to it's popularity last summer, we've brought back the Knotty Nicolita 2pc Bikini. Available in both Red or White. We're hoping to start using ours tomorrow at the beach! woo hoo!

Monday, July 2, 2007

KUDU and Beatards at the Highline Ballroom

Great Opportunity to check out this new venue, see KUDU live and catch some amazing DJ sets (LYM favorite Beatards!!!) tickets are available at the door but you can save $5 bucks if you buy your tickets online at http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=175482

Sunday, July 1, 2007

The First Annual Brooklyn Psychobilly Luau

The First Annual Brooklyn Psychobilly Luau
presented by Rebel Angel Productions and s.u.n.Arts
Brooklyn, N.Y. June 25, 2007

Sunday, July 1st, 2007, 3 pm- 2 am
Laila Lounge, 113 N. 7th Street, Williamsburg
$8 door

Kick off July right with an all-day, all-night, all-inclusive event featuring art, bands, dancers, and food, in what is to become a psychobilly summertime tradition:
6 bands! 2 female rock n roll DJ's! (DJ Jukebox Jodi, DJ Laura Rebel Angel
), Pin-up girl art work by Christina Koski! Zombie go-go hula dancers Amber Star and friends!

$5.00 BBQ from an all-you-can-eat luau grill!

Lola y Maria on American Latino TV

Tune in today at 4pm for a fun feature on the shop! Show airs on channel 9 (WWOR)

About the Show: In a typical episode of American Latino TV, you'll see interviews with Latin celebrities, musical artists, features on cultura, fashion, barrios and, most importantly, everyday American Latinos doing extraordinary and inspirational things! We tell stories that need to be heard, that must be heard!