The photo series entitled “Bloom” from an edition of V magazine is photographed by Sølve Sundsbø and captures patterns and texture in extreme movement. The billowing plumes of floral fabrics create spectacular effect, each image featuring a stunning compostion that features body and garment as art.
Holiday Spectacular best friends all around: MAMA ZU's and HELENS
The holiday brings snow. presents. fur hats. sequins. dance parties. whiskey and far too many shots. Thank You Helen’s and Mama Zu’s for knowing how to treat a lady properly. Sorry Cous Cous we missed you this year but don’t worry we always have next year.
Marshe Wyche don’t play
Casey Longyear knows what’s best
Mama Zu’s Christmas Party
Mama Zu’s is located at 501 South Pine Street Richmond, VA
For real Italian lovers. This unpretentious eatery is universally considered one of Richmond’s best Italianrestaurants. Legendary among Richmond natives for its long waits, chalkboard menu and no-frills service. Do not let the establishment’s lack of elegance deter you; EVERYONE agrees the food is stellar! House specialties include the eggplant parmesan, calamari and tiramisu. review from 10best.com. GET THERE AT 5pm HAVE CASH or AMEX.
Helens Christmas Party your local bar and restaurant located at 2527 West Main Street
Every town has its institution, and Helen’s is surely one of Richmond’s. An old-time landmark in The Fan—-it’s been on the scene for many decades—-Helen’s is one of those neighborhood places that welcomes casual patrons. But it also has a kitchen that prides itself on inventive dishes that change every so often. review from gayot.com
Like Father Like Daughter
Helen’s is a hot spot during the week nights. Very cool atmosphere to chill and people watch.
Pray for Clensing and Vodka
Sharon looking amazing in Red
Hit it from the Back
I met these ladies at Helens and they are still best friends.
who is that fine dude you better watch out girl
Sisters keeping it together
If it wasn’t for these photos I would have no memory of the night
Don’t miss out on your perfect New Year’s outfit. The last day that we are open for holiday shopping is December 24th. We will be reopening the store on January 15th and we have lots and lots of surprises and other fabulous lovely things in store for our Rumors Family. Happy Holidays. Casey and I love you all very deeply.
Top: DYMEPIECE Pants: TOPSHOP Shoes: RUMORS
Shirt: American Apparel Cardigan: Asos Pants: H&M Shoes: Aldo
For the first time since 1638, a total lunar eclipse will be visible from North America on the longest night of the year: tonight. It starts at 1:32 AM, perfect reason to stay out tonight and walk home from last call.
The total eclipse will last funtil 3:53 AM, during which the moon will appear to change colors due to the light filtering through Earth’s atmosphere and reflecting on the moon’s dull surface.
Holiday Magic: festive window displays from all around the world
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas in New York without the window displays. Ever since I was a little girl I would always look forward to visiting the busy city during the winter holiday. Years and Years of planning goes into constructing these visions. Walking by the right window display can change your outlook on the holiday season. GOLD. SEQUINS.GOLD SEQUINS. FEATHERS. GOLD. GOLD.
"So, why do people bring Pine trees into their houses at the Winter Solstice, placing brightly colored (Red and White) packages under their boughs, as gifts to show their love for each other and as representations of the love of God and the gift of his Sons life? It is because, underneath the Pine bough is the exact location where one would find this ‘Most Sacred’ Substance, the Amanita muscaria, in the wild.” –James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind”
“Although most people see Christmas as a Christian holiday, most of the symbols and icons we associate with Christmas celebrations are actually derived from the shamanistic traditions of the tribal peoples of pre-Christian Northern Europe. The sacred mushroom of these people was the red and white amanita muscaria mushroom … These peoples lived in dwellings made of birch and reindeer hide, called ‘yurts.’ Somewhat similar to a teepee, the yurt’s central smoke hole is often also used as an entrance. After gathering the mushrooms from under the sacred trees where they appeared, the shamans would fill their sacks and return home. Climbing down the chimney-entrances, they would share out the mushroom’s gifts with those within … Santa also dresses like a mushroom gatherer. When it was time to go out and harvest the magical mushrooms, the ancient shamans would dress much like Santa, wearing red and white fur-trimmed coats and long black boots.” -Dana Larsen, “The Psychedelic Secrets of Santa Claus” Cannabis Culture, Marijuana Magazine, Dec 18th, 2003
"Santa’s famous magical journey, where his sleigh takes him around the whole planet in a single night, is developed from the ‘heavenly chariot’ used by the gods from whom Santa and other shamanic figures are descended. The chariot of Odin, Thor and even the Egyptian god Osiris is now known as the Big Dipper, which circles around the North Star in a 24-hour period. In different versions of the ancient story, the chariot was pulled by reindeer or horses. As the animals grow exhausted, their mingled spit and blood falls to the ground, forming the amanita mushrooms.” -Dana Larsen, “The Psychedelic Secrets of Santa Claus” Cannabis Culture, Marijuana Magazine, Dec 18th, 2003
“Saint Nicholas, known as the ‘Patron Saint of Children,’ is the most revered saint in Russia, second only to the apostles. He is the Russian Orthodox Church’s supplanter to the native people’s highly respected local Shaman. A Shaman is a holy man that is well acquainted with a form of spirituality that incorporates plant entheogens which facilitate the NDE (Near Death Experience), or ‘out of body’ experience. Saint Nicholas may not have been a shaman, yet the symbolism on, and coloring of his robes could lend to speculation.” –James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind”
"Reindeer were the sacred animals of these semi-nomadic people, as the reindeer provided food, shelter, clothing and other necessities. Reindeer are also fond of eating the amanita mushrooms; they will seek them out, and then prance about while under their influence … The effects of the amanita mushroom usually include sensations of size distortion and flying. The feeling of flying could account for the legends of flying reindeer, and legends of shamanic journeys included stories of winged reindeer, transporting their riders up to the highest branches of the World Tree.” -Dana Larsen, “The Psychedelic Secrets of Santa Claus” Cannabis Culture, Marijuana Magazine, Dec 18th, 2003
“Some psychologists have discussed the ‘cognitive dissonance’ which occurs when children are encouraged to believe in the literal existence of Santa Claus, only to have their parents’ lie revealed when they are older. By so deceiving our children we rob them of a richer heritage … Many people in the modern world have rejected Christmas as being too commercial, claiming that this ritual of giving is actually a celebration of materialism and greed. Yet the true spirit of this winter festival lies not in the exchange of plastic toys, but in celebrating a gift from the earth: the fruiting top of a magical mushroom, and the revelatory experiences it can provide. Instead of perpetuating outdated and confusing holiday myths, it might be more fulfilling to return to the original source of these seasonal celebrations. How about getting back to basics and enjoying some magical mushrooms with your loved ones this solstice? What better gift can a family share than a little piece of love and enlightenment?” -Dana Larsen, “The Psychedelic Secrets of Santa Claus” Cannabis Culture, Marijuana Magazine, Dec 18th, 2003
these views are based off of internet facts and real life facts.
Let gold and diamonds decorate your Christmas tree.
Rumors has a collection of jewelry, belts and accessories to choose from that ranges from $5-$18.00
All brooches are between $4 and $6 dollars
Rumors has vintage handbags from all over the world. We’ve traveled from Lynchburg Virginia all the way to Amsterdam Central to bring you these unique items. I’d love to get a handbag from a friend who knows how to accessorize my style .
Choose from a collection of winter boots. We have chosen some of the best new and vintage styles for you this season.
RUMORS WILL BE OPEN UNTIL DECEMBER 24th. Please come in and see your local stylist.
Well you’re in luck! QUICKNESSRVA is a bike delivery service that covers four different eateries that inculdes Friend of Pho, Lampligther Roasting Company, Mama’s Kitchen and Strange Matter. Trust us, these guys are committed. We’ve seen them ride past our window three times during snow storm!
A full list of all the menus is on their site. Just click on the link at the top!
Chintz of Darkness: A Journey to the darkest parts of the world
Somewhere lost between fantasy, the devil, imagination and the darkness of the woods we have Chintz of Darkness an amazing blog opening the door to a much better world. A world where Casey and I are the Captain of the ship.
A world of gold painted pandora boxes
This will be my elegant bomb shelter
This is where we cast our spells
fake diamonds sparkle just as much as the real ones
Korean artist Sung Yeon Ju made this series of dresses out of real fruits and vegetables as part of her series Wearable Foods. These garments are not actually wearable, but they are more gorgeous than any other found object clothing designs I’ve ever seen.
Why not attend a Four Loko Dinner at a nice restaurant?
Philly restaurant Adsum came up with just the menu (unfortunately without veggie/gluton free options). Monday, December 13th they’re offering a four-course dinner paired with four of the original flavors of the controversial malt-liquor beverage. For $35 a person sounds like it’ll be a good time. Imagine the company you’ll have.
Cherry Bomb is back with it’s multi-faceted, bi-yearly arts event RVyAy! This event features musicians and vendors accompanied by an art show with all proceeds going to ART 180, a Richmond non-profit, after-school arts program for kids. Over 40 different artists have donated their work to be shown at the event on December 3rd at Gallery 5 during the First Friday art walk.
It is cold outside remember to dress warm.
WHAT: Cherry Bomb Presents RVyAy! WHEN: Friday, December 3, 2010, 7PM-11PM WHERE: Gallery 5, 200 W Marshall St Free Admission
RUMORS FALL BOOTY BASH: IF YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT YOU CANT MAKE IT
You asked for Bounce in Richmond and Rumors brought you NEW ORLEANS BOUNCE. You asked for a public access tv show and we are bringing that to you as well. You begged for DJ DRTY FNGR straight out of BROOKLYN NY too make your bodies move and I brought him on a tall bike. Thank you everyone for coming out and looking good. Also an extra “I love you” to everyone who wore outfits that they purchased from Rumors. You guys have really upgraded your styles this winter. LOOK OUT FOR OUR CHRISTMAS BASH. I’m gonna tear the roofff offf
I promised you mad booty would shake.
DJ DIRTY FINGER: BROOKLYN NY HAPPY BIRTHDAY> TWERK TWERK
IT WAS A WONDERFUL NIGHT
CASEY LONGYEAR DOESN’T PLAY. ONLY THE BEST
DREADS WERE FLYING. DUTTY WINE SPILLED ALL OVER THE DANCE FLOOR
You can always see me in the club dressed in black unless I’m in Lace or Chiffon
I only mess wit’ dudes in jean jackets with bad attitudes
THIS PICTURE IS NOT COMING DOWN. I LOVE YOU BUT YOU LOOK TOO GOOD
EVERY PARTY IN SPONSORED BY PBR IN MY MIND.
STEAL THAT PICTURE GIRL
BEING AMBIDEXTROUS REALLY COMES IN HANDY ON THE DANCE FLOOR
WE WERE ON POINT AS ALWAYS.
WE BRING OUT THE BEARDED ARTISTIC TYPE AS WELL.
DROP IT LOW, LOW, LOW, LOW
I LOVE THESE PEOPLE. I LOVE ALL THESE PEOPLE. YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME
IF YOU MISSED IT YOU ARE WHACK>
Thank you Nick Ghobashi and Kevin Faison for taking amazing pictures. If you are interested in being on the rumors street team hit me up and let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org. You Will Be Cooler I Promise.
The event was help at Richmond’s new hotspot Cellar Door. Richmond’s newest destination restaurant and bar located in the basement of the historic Stuart Court Apartments at 1600 Monument Ave. Enjoy”post-colonial” cuisine presented in Latin and Mediterranean food.
Moderated by us–Fashionista editors Lauren Sherman and Leah Chernikoff–we’ll be asking these rising fashion stars how they broke into the business, and how they’re making it now. There will also be an audience Q&A, so we can pretty much guarantee your questions will be answered. (As long as it’s not, you know, super weird or inappropriate.)
Tickets to this one-time-only event are $24.99. Every guest will also receive a surprise goody bag. Sign up here now, as quantity is limited. We can’t wait to meet you and talk fashion! Here are the details again:
How I’m Making It: What It Takes To Be Successful In Fashion December 6, 2010 7-9pm Cantor Film Center 36 East 8th Street New York, NY 10003
If you’re living in New York City this fall and on the hunt for an internship in fashion pr, Maguire Steele is pretty much the perfect place to apply.
The boutique public relations firm, based in SoHo, is currently hiring interns for the fall semester. They’ve got a lot going on right now–planning events for Fashion’s Night Out, as well as NYFW runway shows and parties–which means you’ll learn a lot about the business.
You’ll also get a chance to work on the accounts of some amazing designers, including Shipley & Halmos, Billy Reid, Florsheim by Duckie Brown, Timo Weiland, and Kai-aakmann.