Today started out with a Boom. One things that I love about working in Rumors is meeting awesome new people from around the world. These two lovely dudes are from Bristol and they are visiting America to shake things up in the Thrift world. The hottie on the far right is from Swansea Wales (one of my favorite countries) but has settled in Bristol and works in a Thrift store in Glaucester Road called Chic Sargeant. So if you are ever chilling in UK and you want to find some killer threads check out this shop.
CLIC Sargent support and fundraise for families and individuals across the nation) the fact that they are capitalising on the current trend for all things vintage will be key to it’s success. Along with Cotham Hill and Clifton Village, Gloucester Road is a hotspot for some of the city’s best charity shops and it is fantastic that CLIC Sargent have identified what savvy shoppers want from charity shops.
CLIC Sargent already have eight charity shops in Bristol but Shop on Gloucester Road is their first dedicated vintage clothing shop. The staff are young and stylish, though this isn’t a prerequisite for volunteering, and the stock is regularly updated, and promoted via their Facebook page. There are knitted jumpers, strings of acrylic beads and furniture too, as well as handmade goods by local Bristol craft makers, all at reasonable prices.
If Shop proves to be a success CLIC Sargent may well roll dedicated vintage stores out across the country so make sure you check it out next time you take a wander along Gloucester Road.
Awesome swimwear line (along with some dresses & leggings) by an Australian design team We Are Handsome, who has a love for the beautiful things in life. I’m wanting to visit Australia more and more these days…
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Dressed up in 1960s-inspired, full-skirted cocktail dresses, the wardrobe is something straight out of Mad Men, but the final touches—macabre skeleton jewelry and leather harnesses—are more Tim Burton-esque.
Wrestling is a strange beast. I completely thought wrestling as a kid was the end all and that the cast of over-the-top characters were my friends. I would catch the shows every week, the cartoon every weekend and had the oversized Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage dolls. I would use them to rain fire on my sister’s Barbie crew and it was sweet. Looking back, how awesome was it to be a happy kid and have these bad-asses as your idols. Many days were spent picking fights and wrestling till someone cried “uncle” or just started crying. Maybe that isn’t PC now but back before the interweb it was just part of being a boy.
Then you grow up and the world isn’t so black and white. You find out wrestling is mostly fake theatrics and that your heroes are paper-thin scripted actors. Talk bout jading you a bit and making a teenager cynical.
I just found out that the Macho Man has passed due to a car wreck. Admittedly, I harbored some love for the guy and genuinely hate that he passed. My cynicism has small cracks. I still kept up with his career, not in a big way but I would still pull for him. Even listened to the album, which was horribly funny but not on purpose.
I am guessing for many in our readership this probably doesn’t matter much. That’s cool. But to the people that grew up watching Macho Man and felt his impact on popular culture, give a minute to watch these videos and laugh again with the craziest muthafucker to ever be on TV. The guy had issues and you never knew how anything was going to play out when he was around. DYNAMITE T-N-T !! Randy Savage and Mean Gene were a comedic version of Howard Cosell and Muhammad Ali.
Anyway, RIP Macho Man, you lived up to the name and there will never be another like you.
COME OUT AND SHOP FOR A REASON TODAY at 4pm. WE ARE RAISING MONEY FOR A COMMUNITY DARKROOM STARTED BY RICHMONDS FAVORITE CHANAE MARIE. We will be donating 20 percent of our sales from 4 to 7pm so get here and make a difference. Chanae is $400 DOLLARS AWAY FROM REACHING HER GOAL TO OPEN THE CENTER SO GIVE GIVE GIVE. If you can not come by the store today you can donate online. This is an awesome project. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/224952372/safelight-a-community-darkroom-for-richmond-va
chanae photo by Marshe Wyche
SAFELIGHT is a community darkroom project. The space will provide access to analog and digital printing resources including traditional black and white negative enlargers for printing, film developing chemistry, alternative process tools and chemistry, and a professional grade inkjet printer for digital printing. The space will be accessible via open studio hours 5 days a week for artists to access on an as-needed basis as well as a location for students to receive darkroom and photography instruction. The darkroom is housed in a non-profit community printmaking studio, Studio Two Three, where photographers would also have access to educational printmaking resources and an exhibition venue.
You guys made it to graduation and we are so proud of you. So we are throwing a crazy booty banging dance party. So if you miss the party Friday night make sure to catch it Saturday night. 21+ See you on the Dance Floor
To mark the 10th anniversary of Michael Azerrad’s Our Band Could Be Your Life,each of the 13 underground bands from the 80s featured in the book will be covered by a current indie band at a show at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC on May 22.
(I read this book band by band at the VCU bookstore freshman whenever i needed a break from the dorm and didn’t want to study…I read lots of good books that way…)
The lineup looks like this:
Nat Baldwin, David Longstreth and Brian McOmber play Black Flag Delicate Steve plays the Minutemen Ted Leo plays Minor Threat Titus Andronicus plays the Replacements Tune-Yards plays Sonic Youth Dan Deacon plays the Butthole Surfers St. Vincent plays Big Black Wye Oak plays Dinosaur Jr Buke & Gass plays Fugazi
I’m thinking we MIGHT have to plan a quick trip to New York.
Sculptors Dan Havel and Dean Ruck transformed a house that was scheduled for demolition into a vortex. They peeled off the exterior wood of the house, creating a narrowing spiral that exits through a small hole in an adjacent courtyard. The project only existed for a few weeks before it was gone to good, remembered now only in photograph form.
AKA my next dream vacation destination. Located in Joshua Tree, CA this Trailer Park/Artist Retreat runs on solar power, and each trailer has a theme, from alien themed, to the Cramps themed, to the Pony which is in a stall.
Artist Wendy Gold embraced the concept of reusing and recycling when she started her Imagined Nations project. She has taken used globes that are no longer geographically accurate and covered them with recycled materials, ending up with beautiful make believe worlds.
Public installation artist and urban planner Candy Chang turned an abandoned home in New Orleans into a community art piece. With chalkboard paint, stencils and some chalk, neighbors and prior strangers can now share their dreams with each other.