New Season Man Love! Edwin, Passport, Dr Denim, UNDFTD, Flying Coffin, Odd Future + Win Tickets to DELICACY
I had my big "Fashion Week Before Fashion Week" last week
and as you can expect I pushed myself to the limits to take in
as much as possible.
I will give a little preview of our Summer 2012/13 Collections very soon and of course
we have some Australian Exclusives for you!
The MCA, Sydney
That's me with the turquoise tips courtesy of Lila Boheme.
I always recommend a visit to Sydney's MCA but the building
has just been revamped so it's a whole new and wonderful experience.
Give yourself quite a few hours as there is so much to absorb in their current collection
plus you will need extra time to sit and watch the continuous 24 hour film by Christian Marclay
called The Clock.
I watched about 45 minutes and could have stayed there all afternoon :)
Christian was awarded the Golden Lion for Best Artist at last years Venice Biennale
for his film.
He has gathered and edited thousands of pieces of film that reference time and each moment
is synchronized with real time as you are watching it.
You can even sleep over on Thursdays so that you attempt to watch the whole film.
The Story of Mary MacLane by Herself
I tried to get to the play called The Story of Mary MacLane by Herself
which stars wonderful Australian actress Bojana Novakovic and live music
by Australian rock icon Tim Rogers but it was sold out on the night.
If you're in Sydney, try to get along and tell me all about it.
I've heard that it's wonderful!
The play runs until May the 12th.
Dig It Up!
So the Hoodoo Gurus decided to invite a whole stack of bands
that they had played with over the years plus some young ones and do two big festival
days first in Sydney and then in Melbourne called Dig It Up.
The Sydney show was based at the Enmore Theatre and Melbourne
was based at the Palace Theatre and both cities had extra stages
at 3 other nearby venues.
The calibre of music was amazing with Australian legends Died Pretty,
Rob Younger & Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman), Spencer P Jones,
The Fleshtones, The Lovetones.
They were joined by those crazy ladies from Japan The 5,6,7,8's,
American 90's heart throbs Redd Kross and even 1960's legends
Some of my favourite current Australian bands played Royal Headache,
Straight Arrows, Beaches and The Frowning Clouds.
It was all so wonderful and memorable but the absolute highlight
was the reformation of much loved Australian band The Sunnyboys
who hadn't played since 1984.
They played one show in Sydney and who knows if this will ever happen again!
The Hoodoo Gurus at The Palace in Melbourne
They played their first (and best) album in it's entirety Stoneage Romeos complete with a giant blowup dinosaur on stage.
Brad Shepherd did windmills, star jumps and bunny-hopped. He was amazing.
The 5,6,7,8's at The Palace in Melbourne.
The Lovetones played in The Attic at The Palace in Melbourne.
Redd Kross at the Palace in Melbourne - still had the hair!
The Sunnyboys at The Enmore Theatre in Sydney.
Spencer P Jones at The Pony in Melbourne
Royal Headache at Notes in Sydney.
These guys are my current favourite Australian band.
The Sonics at The Palace in Melbourne.
What amazing voices these guys still have.
I danced non-stop and they played my favourite song Psycho!
If you can't remember it, watch the film clip -
Matt Brady from The Outpost with Rob Younger, lead singer of Radio Birdman at The Palace in Melbourne.
This shot is of Susie Lau from Stylebubble giving her talk at The Edge, at the State Library
last Friday for Portable.
The event sold out and it was a great opportunity for local fashion lovers to meet the young
personable woman with so much knowledge of fashion today.
Susie dropped in to Blonde Venus and The Outpost for a visit and we really appreciate
her taking the time to do so when she was only here for the day.
Susie will be checking out some Australian labels while she is in the country so it
will be interesting to hear her thoughts.
As promised, here's an update of our latest Menswear arrivals.
Dr Denim, Sweden
Donk Chino in Burgundy $149
Snap Skinny Stretch Jean in new Light Weight Rinsed Blue $129
These come in and out of stock so quickly!
If you are desperate for your size, just give us a call and we can
put them aside for you.
Dr Denim in store now at Blonde Venus!
They are one of the Edwin styles that we stock continuously as they are so fantastic.
In the collection since 1982, the London Slim is your classic Rock Jean - a slim straight leg
in classic clean dark blue denim ($169) and black with black top stitch ($160).
Both colours are 100% cotton, non-stretch Japanese denim.
Edwin in store now at Blonde Venus!
Flying Coffin, Washington USA
Logo Tee in Black $40
Quilted 5 Panel Cap $40
Shccktrooper Jacket $60
Mist Tee available in Black $40
Flying Coffin available exclusively in Queensland at The Outpost!
Odd Future, Los Angeles
Cross Tee in White $50
Cat Window Tee in Blue $50
Golfwang Tee in White $50
Jasper Dolphin Baseball Tee in Green $70
Cross Coach Jacket in Green $100
If you're an Odd Future fan you would already understand the relevance of these pieces.
Their full name of Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All is abbrevaited to OFWGTA
or Odd Future to their fans.
Based in LA they are an alternative, hip hop collective headed by Tyler the Creator
and includes rappers Hodgy Beats, Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis, Mike G, singer Frank Ocean
and producers Left Brain, Syd the Kyd, Matt Martians plus Jasper Dolphin, Taco and L-Boy.
Clearly I need to change my name.
The group have such a following that their clothing pieces inspired by themselves
sell out and quickly.
Odd Future in store now at The Outpost!
UNDFTD, Los Angeles
Yale Tee in Black
Jack Tee in Black
Boarder Pocket Tee in Cotton Stripe
Oxford Shirt in Blue Cotton $140
U.B.N.M Fisherman Bucket Hat $80
Melton U Ebbets Cap available in Red, Navy and Green $80
O Ring Canvas Webbing & Leather Belt available in Red/Navy and Olive/Black $50
Arcade NZ & OZ Tee $50
Shop Local Tee $50
Convict Bar Tee $50
A.A.S.B Leopard Pocket Tee $50
Community Tee $50
Convicts Raglan Tee available in Burgundy, Green and Black $50
Passport in-store now at The Outpost!
Apartamento, Spain Issue 9
Featuring: Tierney Gearon, Duncan Fallowell, Yrjo Kukkapuro, Conor Donlon, Nanos Valaoritis, Tomas Nervi,
Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Jean Abou, Li Edelkoort, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nic & Jackie Harrison, Gonzalo Mila,
Jordi Labanda, Jem Goulding, Ramdane Touhami, Chris Johanson & Jo Jackson, BOPBAA, Jose Leon Cerrillo,
India Salvor Menuez, Nicolas Conge & Camille Berthomier, Henry Roy, Jeff Rian, Max Lamb, Reg Mombassa
plus a fiction supplement by Jocko Weyland and Amanda Maxwell
Apartamento available now at The Outpost!
Have you been to the new exhibition at GoMA and QAG yet?
You may have to make it two visits as there is SO much to take in and enjoy.
The installations in the GoMA entrance by Hiromi Tango will draw you in
straight away. They are so enchanting.
It's hard to capture the magic of this in a photo but I likened it
to a version of Enid Blyton's Faraway Tree.
You can actually stand under/inside it, like a secret place
where dreams might come true.
Win A Double Pass to see Delicacy!
When will be tire of French romantic comedies starring Audrey Tautou?
I say never!
This is the story of Natalie (Tautou) adjusting to life after the sudden,
tragic death of her husband.
Once happy in life and love, she struggles to adjust to her new
situation through work and friends and at the possibility
of finding romance again.
This quote has me so intrigued.
It's so romantic.
I can't wait to see it!
"I love your hair. I could go on a holiday in your hair."
We have 10 double passes to give away to a special preview, courtesy of Palace Cinemas
and Think Tank Communications!
When: Wednesday 2nd May 6:30pm
Where: Palace Barracks
How: Firstly make sure that you can attend - this screening is for tomorrow night.
Email me back with Delicacy in the subject and answer this question -
What film did you see most recently at the movies?
I just want to know!
See you soon,
Also don't forget Winn Lane and The Outpost are opening late this Thursday night.
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