Blackstar

18 Dec 18
COOL HUNTING
It goes without saying: David Bowie meant a lot of things to countless people all over the world. For husband-and-wife design team Benedict Barrett and Lily Chehrazi of Together California, Bowie inspired an opportunity to encourage change—an opportunity to alter people’s consciousness and impact the way people approach fashion. In  collaboration with Sarah Andelman (formerly of Collette and founder of Just an Idea) and American Express’ Platinum Collective, Together California brought music and style together for a Bowie-inspired collection that not only looked good, but helped consumers do good. The pop-up took place at the American Express Platinum House during Miami Art Week, where members had first dibs on purchasing pieces from a collection whose proceeds were going to benefit victims of the California wildfires—which killed many and displaced thousands. With a co-sign from the incredibly influential Andelman, Barrett and Chehrazi were primed to make an impact. We visited the pop-up and spoke with Barrett about the collaboration. How did the collection come about? What’s your history with Sarah? Benedict Barrett: This is a great question because we hadn’t really connected all the dots. The seed was planted the day David Bowie died. We had been blown away by his album Blackstar in the days right before we woke to the tragic news of his passing. Then through the context of his death Blackstar played even more as pure genius. He had turned his death into his last magnificent work of art. This same morning we saw Together California had been displayed in the front window at Colette in Paris. While Sarah had carried a few of our collections before that, to see Together styled directly with Dior and Valentino in the window on Rue St Honore was a milestone we will never forget. For a young brand, this type of creative validation pays dividends to keep pushing you to create more and the strength to stay patient through all the persistence it takes to launch an environmental fashion business—especially during the peak of fast fashion. It is an honor and a privilege to work with Sarah Andelman to bring this type of inspiration full circle. Why did you choose Ziggy Stardust over other Bowie monikers?  Courtesy of Bryan Bedder BB: Bowie is a style icon, and Ziggy Stardust was the penultimate glam rockstar. We will be building on this first release in the future and hope for our next release to make everything 100% biodegradable, thus “returning to Stardust.” Tell us more about the social and environmental aspects of Together California. BB: What drives us is shining an environmental light on the fashion industry. The fashion industry is the most polluting industry in the entire world behind the highly corrupt oil industry, and that’s horrific to think about. People laugh at fashion being a spark for environmentalism but Mugatu is real! There are thousands of real-life Mugatu-types knowingly profiting from polluting the world and essentially enslaving people. Then there is a passive majority of designers and brands who live in blissful ignorance. Hopefully, people will feel our values and inspiration in the goods. What are you looking forward to for your brand—or in the broader industry? BB: Our brand is called “Together” because it is kind of a creative consortium working toward bringing awareness to sustainable apparel via rad artists and wearable garments. As well as continued work with Bill Kreutzmann and the Grateful Dead, we will work with our visual artist friends, and a very interesting project for a photography book based on Californian culture that we are proud of. Next year we will integrate our vision for a progressive new type of retail platform that we are working on that we believe will reroute the future of retailing.
18 Dec 18
Carousel Entertainment

It’s that time of year – time for LA parents to pile the family in the car and go out and get a Christmas tree. But instead of driving around searching for the “perfect tree,” we’re here to help with a list of 10 Great Christmas Tree Lots in and Around Los Angeles. Whether you’re […]

18 Dec 18
Prot's War in the Warp

I wanted to put out a quick battle report as we head into the Christmas season, and what better way to celebrate the holidays than to bash some space fish up into a fresh chowder to be enjoyed by all citizens of the Imperium! I can’t go into as much depth as I normally do […]

17 Dec 18
Music Etrade

Combining two channels, tape delay, and the innovative Infinite Shape Feature, the Blackstar Fly 3 is a great-sounding, portable, battery-powered guitar combo amplifier. Although it’s ridiculously tiny, the 3-watt Fly 3 packs a mighty punch with huge tone, even at low volumes. You can infinitely change the sound of the Fly 3, thanks to Blackstar’s […]

17 Dec 18
Music Etrade

When you combine a Blackstar Fly 3 battery-powered mini guitar combo amplifier with a Fly 103 3-watt extension cabinet, you get a killer 6-watt stereo setup. Although the Fly 3 is ridiculously tiny, it still packs a mighty punch with huge tone – even at low volumes. You can infinitely change the sound of the […]

17 Dec 18
tshireletsoblog

17 December 2018 In a developing democracy, it is important that we often take time to write about the media, particularly for those with interest in the intellectual culture, the part of which is easiest to study is the media. Interaction with media is almost inevitable, and quite consistent hence the ease in executing a […]

16 Dec 18
stalkers studio

Few spaces opened up because of Christmas. Give us a ring Paul – 07866366325 SATURDAY AND SUNDAY BOOKINGS ALWAYS AVAILABLE Presley Carter Blackstar Turner Byrne Mon 6 till 8  FULL  FULL  FULL Anytime Tues 6 till 8 6 till 8 FULL 6 till 8 6 till 8 Weds 8 till close Anytime 6 till 9 […]

15 Dec 18
TRAN QUANG HAI's world throat singing

Soriah From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search Soriah Background information Birth name Enrique Ugalde Also known as Uger Khan Born April 1, 1971 (age 47) San Bernardino, California, U.S. Genres Experimentalworldfolkovertone singingambientnoisesganabuc Occupation(s) Singer, musician, performance artist Instruments Vocals, guitar, organ, igil, doshpuluur, byzaanchy, shoor, doumbek, kengergee Years active 1999–present […]

14 Dec 18
CelebritiesBuzz

Egyptian top football club, Zamalek SC has finally settled the $450,000 debt they owed Former Ghana Blackstars striker, Junior Agogo. The Egyptian Giants settled the salary arrears to avoid points deduction. FIFA gave the Egyptian giants a fresh 90-day ultimatum to settle the unpaid salaries of Junior Agogo and threatened to deduct points from their accumulated […]

14 Dec 18
Overmental

Hey there music lover! You like new stuff? Great! You’ve stumbled into the perfect corner of the internet.  Each week all sorts of audiolicious goodies are unleashed onto the masses and this is where they come to be judged. I’ll tell ya what’s good, what’s bad, and what’s a waste of your precious time. So […]

13 Dec 18
Suicidal Cats

the mega au is an au i made a while back which is a combination of all of my favorite warriors aus. the aus included are: sandstar au nightstar au med cat! firestar wind! holly, river! jay, and shadow! lion med cat! lion warrior! jay i think that’s all?? also i have nothing actually planned […]

13 Dec 18
ACDP Ethekwini

Rev Kenneth Meshoe, Leader of the ACDP who was at the court, said, “The ACDP welcomes the court’s decision bringing victory against the BLF, not only for media freedom but victory for all peace loving South Africans.” (An assault on political commentator Karima Brown in the presence of police was highlighted as well as a […]

13 Dec 18
Progarchy

[Warning: I ramble a lot in this. My third (out of 4) semester of grad school just ended, and I needed to write something about prog.] What does it really mean for rock music to be progressive? This question has risen in my mind over the last few days as I have been at my […]

12 Dec 18
avverbi

Su SALT Editions recensisco esclusivamente – e senza lesinare su avverbi e superlativi – album che ho amato, e nel 2018 ne sono usciti parecchi. Ho pensato che fosse il caso di raccoglierli anche qui per iniziare un po’ a fare il punto su quest’annata che, quanto alla musica, ha riservato e sta riservando davvero […]