Here we are. Number #4 in the series of mixes here. Last night got me thinking about the waves and tides of the ocean. Ride this wave of music for this week.
David Bowie- Boys Keep Swinging
Beat! Beat! Beat!- We Are Waves
Matthew Sweet- Where You Get Love
Nada Surf- Deeper Well
Soul Coughing- Circles
Washington Social Club- Charlie the Russian
Dinosaur Jr.- Turnip Farm
The Black Keys- The Lengths
Sonic Youth- Mary-Christ
Animal Collective- Fireworks
City and Colour- Hello, I’m In Delaware
Die Antwoord- Rich Bitch
Gunnar Jonsson- New Rain
Holy Ghost- Say My Name
This time of year always makes me think of back to school. Even though I’m not in high school, my musical taste hasnt really changed. Something that I find interesting and pretty awesome. The alternative rock scene was such a huge part of growing up for me. There are a few old favorites mixed in here as well as some random jams that remind you of picking out your first day of school outfit with the radio blasting.
Everclear- Local God
Fugazi- Long Division
Our Lady Peace- Clumsy
Jill Sobule- Supermodel
The Flys- Got You Where I Want You
Goldfinger- Here in Your Bedroom
Veruca Salt- Volcano Girls
Lustre- Nice Overalls
Foo Fighters- I’ll Stick Around
Sleater-Kinney- Get Up
Green Day- J.A.R.
The Toadies- Possum Kingdom
Gin Blossoms- Till I Hear It From You
Harvey Danger- Flagpole Sitta
Goo Goo Dolls- Lazy Eye
photo from #6 Fashion Grunge Editorial “Venice Shade”
In the late 90s Fiona Apple was one of the biggest influences in my life. After the discovery of Alanis and the angry girl pop genre my mind went into overdrive after hearing the Tidal album for the first time. I was lucky enough to see Fiona on that tour and years later in support of her Extraordinary Machine album. For me she always turned her agressive lyrics into such poetry. Unlike anything I had ever heard before. I have a whole journal full of angry girl prose to prove it.
Fiona’s style always captivated me. From her bohemian grunge twist she presented herself as a strong independent artist in the 90s. I could talk about Fiona all day but here are a few snaps of her style and one of her first live performances on tv that changed the way I listened to music.
Also, who can forget her famous MTV VMA acceptance speech in ’97? *see below
Stay tuned tomorrow for the teaser to our new editorial!
photos via tumblr and pinterest
We’ve hopped planes, trains and automobiles in an attempt to make ourselves bi-coastal. So back to my old stomping ground of New York City to get inspired for a new series of shoots. So far we have done 4 shoots since we have been here with one more on the way! This shoot was inspired by the east coast streets and summer colors I remembered as a child. With clothing by This Is a Love Song, Isabel Lu, Daftbird and soo many others! We hope you enjoy it as much as we had shooting it!
models own hat; vest by Big Star; vintage Exploited tee
models own hat; vintage Exploited tee, silk pants by Line, models own shoes
top by La Fee Verte; leather shorts by Isabel Lu, shoes by Doc Martens
top by Daftbird; watches by TKO, pants by MAXFOWLES
models own hat; shirt dress by Alisha Levine; models own shoes
blouse by Isabel Lu; overalls by This Is A Love Song; models own boots
Huge thanks to Melt Management, Bollare, and Seamless!
Photography: Lauren M Brown
Style: Becca Ciacchi & Cody McCook
Model: Charlotte Johnson
This is more of a Music Monday than a “Menswear” Monday but I was in the mood…
Remember what it’s like when you become so into a band that you try to find out everything about them? When I was in my teenage years this is what I did when it came to Nirvana. I read countless biographies, some accurate and some not so accurate in an attempt to learn not just about the music itself but what inspired it. One of my favorite books, “Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana” by Michael Azerrad explores the deep love and admiration that Kurt Cobain had for the band, The Melvins. Like a true fan girl I went out and got the cd “Houdini” in an attempt to learn more about what inspired his musical process. Granted “Houdini” was released in ’93, but it still gives you a pretty good idea of what sparked the whole grunge scene for me. For a look at their earlier work check out Ozma.
Kurt even painted this KISS drawings on the side of their touring van notoriously known around Seattle as the “Mel-Van”. Crazy how all the bands of the time were connected.
photos via tumblr
In the early hours of the morning we shot the eleventh editorial series. As soon as we wrapped this afternoon, (in record time too) we started editing and piecing together a great teaser video for everyone to enjoy until the premiere of the editorial next week.
And here we are…
Video: Cody McCook
Models: Caitlin Cruz & Adam Friedlander