BRAINDRAIN YOU ARE EITHER IN OR OUT.
THANK YOU LONG FOR RESCUING OUR FREEZING ASSES WE SWEAR WE WILL NEVER COME LATE AGAIN. BRAINDRAIN LAST NIGHT WAS SURELY A NIGHT TO REMEMBER. Lots of people. Lots of sweat. Lots of body odor and glitter. Here are some pics from last night. Man it really feels like summer is close. CHECK OUT MORE PHOTOS ON http://www.flickr.com/photos/masonroselee
TONIGHT WE ARE GETTING DOWN BRAIN DRAIN STYLE
TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT YOU GET LOOSE ON THE DANCE FLOOR. Come on over to 534 tonight and get down on Harrison street. 18+ 6 bucks at the door. If I were you I would get there early. People on the list have to wait just as long as everyone else. ...
A basic bag for you means basic necessities for...
The always wonderful Daniela Montañez has brought some super cute bags into Rumors, and all proceeds help provide clean water, food and other essentials for someone in need. A basic bag for you means basic necessities for others.
Shop to Benefit the William Byrd Community House...
Science's Loss is Art's Gain
Kelsey Brookes is a former biochemist turned artist. He no longer has to make bad jokes at the water cooler, or wonder if he’s become something he hates, at least not on a regular schedule. He now spends time surfing, being featured in magazines like Nylon, Juxtapoz, Beautiful Decay, & Dazed and Confused, and has collaborated illustration work with RVCA, VANS, and Insight. Sounds like a...
Cities Need More Bike Lanes and More Happy People
Although he’s done recent ad work for Vans, I just discovered Marco Zamora through an interview on fecalface.com. I love the dinginess of the paper and colors mixed with hints of rainbows. view more at http://www.marcozamora.com/ All of his work is worth checking out
Local Creative Reuse Series
Nan Gallagher: Smashing Street Fashion
I gave my Nikon to my adorable 16 year old intern who has no idea who Gallagher is. Isn’t that insane. Anyways Nan is pretty sweet. Nan likes being vegetarian. Dreaming of Botswana. She also likes raves, they blow her mind. She likes Classic hip hop. Because its Classic now because were old. She wishes she was going to Jamaica with me to see Major Lazer.
Wednesday Night Movie Screening Gimme Shelter @...
Prancing about onstage like some giggling, underdeveloped girl, Mick Jagger can barely control his audience with an ineffectual plea: “Brothers, sisters - we don’t want this. We all want to have a good time. So let’s settle down now or…or…or we just won’t play anymore.” While the Rolling Stones preen onstage and Jagger fiddles with his endless mane of bangs, the...
The Pace of Nature
Awesome spread from Vogue’s March issue, photographed by David Sims, with creative direction by Grace Coddington, and looks modeled by Daria Werbowy. via http://fashionindie.com/
A Valentines day for the rest of us
This Valentines day was spent running around filming shows and taking pictures. It started with a private show by Julie Karr at the Gimp Shack. It was quickly followed by a matinee show at Gallery Five with Sexy Crimes, Ladies, Cloak and Dagger and Slow Death. Then I headed to the National to see Saves the Day and New found Glory. I finally dragged my tipsy bum to the triple at around 8pm to...
My Inspiration Comes From Future Travels
After a decade of collecting textiles in his visits to Kenya, Max Osterweis started his clothing line SUNO. The possibility that Kenya’s political situations might deter travelers from visiting or investing in a country so full of natural resources and talent was enough for him to attempt a company that would employ local talent and showcase some of Kenya’s artistry. I love fashion...
EASY RIDER Screening at Strange Matter Wednesday
This week we will be screening the American Classic Easy Rider at 7:30 at Strange Matter Located at 404 north harrison st Richmond Va 23220. Easy Rider is a 1969 American road movie written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern„ produced by Fonda and directed by Hopper. It tells the story of two bikers (played by Fonda and Hopper) who travel through the American Southwest and...
I'm Not Asking You to Say Words Like Yes or No
Adbusters, Adidas, Dazed and Confused, Italian Vogue, Nike, Nylon, Stella McCartney, United Bamboo, Urban Outfitters, Vice….these are some of the clients that have hired Tim Barber to take pictures for them. Not a bad resume at all. Tm also launched the independent publishing house TV Books, producing unique books, artists monographs, zines and posters. He seems to like cats a lot too. ...
Make Something Out of Nothing, Like Magicians do.
Tim Noble and Sue Webster, an artistic team from England, literally create romantic images out of shadows and trash. Their trash pile sculptures are complimented by light sculptures made from the cheap crystal bulbs of fairground signs. Made from 6 months worth of artists’ trash, 2 taxidermy seagulls & a light projector Made from two separate piles of general household trash onto...
Valentines day stuff to do
New Found Glory and Saves the Day @ The National Feb 14, 2010 WHEN: 6:30PM, doors open @ 6PM WHERE: The National, 708 East Broad Street Richmond, VA 23219
Wanda Jackson:Rock Hall Of Fame: Queen of Rock and...
WANDA JACKSON IS PLAYING TONIGHT IN RICHMOND> I CAN NOT BELIEVE IT> WE ARE GOING TO ROCK SO HARD TONIGHT. @ Shenanigans 4017 MacArthur Avenue, Richmond Va 23227 804.264.5010 Oklahoma City singer Wanda Jackson, whose nicknames include the Queen of Rockabilly and First Lady of Rock ‘n’ Roll, first recorded as a country artist in 1954. She started singing rock ‘n’ roll in 1956. She tried...
Style Weekly providing boos and good conversation
The Glave Klosen Gallery located at 1620 West Main st had an amazing art opening the other night. Casey and I threw on our heels and hit the door. This exhibit is co-curated by BJ Kocen and Scott Elmquist, photo editor of Style Weekly. They have pulled their favorite photographs from the photographers recent and archived work. This was my favorite photograph. There is also Best Friends Day...
ITS NEVER TOO COLD TO LOOK FLY: Richmond street...
Bavubuka pronounced "ba voo boo ka" is a Luganda...
Our friend Rebekah Frimpong, the woman behind the Reel Worldwide Underground Link, a nonprofit that strives to use film as an outreach tool to mentor and motivate, has set us up as clothing donation partners with The Bavubuka Foundation in Uganda. This Saturday, February 13th, Rumors will be using a portion of our sales to ship boxes of clothing donated by our customers to this foundation. The...
Richmond's Own Emerald Grippa
On my last visit to Need Supply, Rudy gave me a calendar that they collaborated on with local illustrator Emerald Grippa. She makes hair look better on paper than most people can in 2o minutes with a flat iron. Check out these pieces from her portfolio. http://www.emeraldgrippa.com/
Hell’O Monsters is a Belgian collective formed by Blastus, Desro, Ewing 33, and Tatone. These dudes have collaborated & blended their individual styles to create an intriguingly dangerous kingdom occupied by freaks of nature of any sort imaginable. Seriously, pieces like this: Contain detailing like this: They’re not all about black and white though… Check out...
SNOWDAY BLUES: SNOW FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
CHOP SUEY EXPANDS: CRAZY INSANE BOOKS
Casey brought me out to Chop Suey last week to check out the newly expanded book store. There is a bright new section to get lost in. Next time you are in Carytown make sure to check out Chop Suey. Ward Taft owns a book store called Chop Suey it is the tightest book store in the whole world. If I said it you know its true. Ward is just the best. Get your local book fix on at Chop Suey Tuey ....
MY WINTER LENS: RICHMOND VIRGINIA WINTER FASHION
photos by Lindsey and Marshe’
STREET STYLE: RICHMOND VIRGINIA
Forget Who You Are and Transform
Photographer Kacper Kasprzyk & stylist Robbie Spencer were largely influenced by the faceless figures in Petrou Man’s S/S 10 collection of patterned body skin for this Dazed & Confused spread. The designer of Petrouman, Nicholas Petrou, was aiming to make a neutral environment for his collection, as he didn’t want viewers to associate a face of a certain age or stereotype with the...
Dream Out Loud
Just checked Highsnobette and saw a post on Daydream Nation, a story-telling fashion line designed by brother and sister duo Jing and Kay Wong. According to the brand manifesto: “We believe that daydreamers are the lost children in the society, and that the creative potential of a society depends upon them. Daydreamers are the missing link to the poetics of life of which our society is...
NATIVE BLOOD RUNS THROUGH THESE VEINS
I am head over heels in love with head pieces by Little Dove . These one of a kind works of art are available at littledoeislove.com they range from $250-$400 which is totally worth it to look like a Pocahontas dream. CHECK OUT LITTDOE at neetmagazine.com I am past love now I am obsessed. -marshe
Transmission with Doddie
Need something to do on a Monday night? I hear this is the place to be.
RUMORS PRESENTS DUB ECHOES SCREENING
COME OUT WEDNESDAY TO STRANGE MATTER FOR SOME SWEET ASS VEGETARIAN FOOD AND WATCH THE SCREENING OF DUB ECHOES. THERE IS FREE WIFI SO YOU CAN DO YOUR HOMEWORK WHILE YOUR MIND GETS BLOWN WIDE OPEN WITH THE AMAZING DRUM AND BASS. “Dub Echoes” is a documentary that traces the origins of the Jamaican dub music and it’s influence on the development of hip hop and electronic music.The film shows how...
Rethinking Garbage and Other Things
In a project focusing on the “exploration of urban waste, free art, and notions of femininity, beauty and domesticity”, C. Finley has been wallpapering dumpsters. These dumpsters, located outside of the New Musuem on the Bowery in New York City, but the artist will continue to cover dumpsters in 10 cities throughout the year, and she encourages copy cats to follow her lead…anyone...
LITTLE LUNGS: ON TOUR AND IN YOUR FACE
If you didn’t get a chance to catch Little Lungs when they played a double show on Wednesday in RVA then you are pretty lucky I had my camera on me. Little lungs is a pretty sweet 3 piece rock band from whatever part of New York sweet music is coming out of. I was lucky enough to have seen Angie Boylan when she was playing drums for Cheeky when they played a show last year at Rumors....
ITALY HAS SICK SICK STYLE: ANIMAL BANDIDO
Animal Bandido is the result of the meeting of Zosen and Claudia Font. It is a multi colored, multi patterned, multi cultured streetwear from Italy. This line reminds me so much of some of my favorite lines. If you are a fan of the lines Schwipe, 21mc, Animal Glitches, CTRL or Death Traitors then you will fall in love at first sight. I HAVE TO HAVE THAT WATERMELON NECKLACE»»> ...
There is a Delicate Boundary between Beauty and...
One of a kind designer from Stockholm Lamija Suljevic aims to bring back the handmade look by pairing childhood playfulness with Parisian elegance. I love, love, love how she contrasts byzantine embroidery and pleats with modern cut and shape. via http://www.lamija.se/
Crafty Wish List Please
A macbook case that looks like an antique book? Someone’s got to be able to make this for less than $80. This one was made by http://twelvesouth.com, which seems like a great company for what it’s worth… Any knitters out there want to make us a doily rug?? Check out Ladies & Gentlemen… a studio with a powerful aversion to not letting good things go to waste....
Amazing photography by Scott Pommier…be sure to check out his bio at the end of this post, and more of his work at http://www.scottpommier.com
Join Brother Manifest, Bizhan Khodabandeh, and me (Casey) tomorrow night at 7pm for a free Thinkhaus forum at Baja Bean on Lombardy & Main St. We will be talking highly about the people who motivate us, how we motivate ourselves, and about the many goals we have left to reach and how we’re thinking about getting there.
HE WAS A DANGER BOY: Nike Meets Selby
Selby and Nike 6.0 Collaboration gave birth to an amazing photography project. I love seeing athletes and artist in their own surroundings. Below are photos of Ben Huran, Mason YUMMY Aguirre, Garret Reynolds, James Stewart, Michael Bourez and Nigel Sylvester. Check the website for way more videos, photos and watercolors. http://www.nike.com/nikeos/p/nke6/en_US/apparel#/Nigel-Silvester/ ...
Julia Scott: Hot Damn Shes Cool
Julia Scott lives in Richmond, Virginia. She enjoys being awesome,reading comics, riding bikes, chilling , and drawing on everything she can touch, tied down or not. I know Casey has written about her before but when you are this sweet we gotta give you all our love. http://gloriaperpetua.blogspot.com/
Blurring the Lines Between Art & Fashion 2...
I Don’t Like Mondays has a gallery that strives to focus on true rarities of fashion….and they totally succeed. One-of-a-kind garment art is made for and displayed in the Gallery, and I Don’t Like Mondays seeks out designers who push the boundaries of fashion, blurring the lines between art and apparel. One of their featured designers is Shin Murayama, Japanese born designer...
Never Blur Your Third Eye Again
Mauve Naïf is designer Catherine Lebrun’s current way of spreading her creativity. Her GROSS FACE collection’s lookbook photos are fabulous. Cartoonish totem poles covering everything head to toe…check out that scarf! For more check out http://www.mauvenaif.com I found this line via Urban Outfitters blog, which is well worth checking out if you don’t already...
Capturing the Luminescence in Rumors
Last rainy Sunday Erik Fox and one of our interns Nan Gallanger came into Rumors to document what the store currently looks like…..very different from when we 1st opened… Rumors in June 2007 and now: Check out more of Erik’s thoughts and images at http://www.dopeonplasticblog.com