Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Music + Fashion Event Tomorrow LA

If you are in LA Wednesday you can meet Tyson Ritter, lead singer of the All-American Rejects and Penguin model at the Penguin store on Melrose!

Here are the details:
What: Meet Original Penguin Model Tyson Ritter of The All-American Rejects

When: Wednesday, December 16th | 3:30-5:30pm

Where: Original Penguin Los Angeles Store | 8215 Melrose Avenue

Receive an autographed The All-American Rejects CD with any purchase of $75+ (while supplies last)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Holiday Gifts

Gift Idea:

Looking for a holiday gift for a music fan? How about an authentic vintage concert tee.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Vintage Shirt
December 31, 1979
Ebay is always a good bet for finding a specific vintage item.
Check out local vintage stores. You never know what you might find!
They might like a reproduction of a vintage shirt worn by their favorite musician.
Try They carry classic vintage reproduction tees worn by famous artists.

Such as:

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Lucy in Disguise

Lily Allen says she is planning on taking a 2 year break from music and opening up her own clothing store with her sister. The store will be called "Lucy in Disguise" and it is going to be a clothing rental store where people can rent designer clothes at affordable prices!

Below Lily Allen for Chanel Handbags

Thursday, December 10, 2009



LF boutiques sell really awesome clothes, but if you are on a budget they are unaffordable. This sale is amazing so check it out!

Music Artist Fans of LF:
Hillary Duff
Here she is wearing an LF Dress.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Clandestine Industries is Pete Wentz's clothing line.

Clandestine Indaseas Hoodie
Attention to Detail Jacket
Find them HERE

Monday, December 7, 2009

Rain, Rain Go Away!

Walking around in the rain is the worst when you have wet feet! You're pretty much doomed to a day of discomfort. A good pair of rain boots can make all the difference.

Kelly Osbourne is a fan of Hunter Boots.

Jimmy Choo collaborated with Hunter to make some wellies. The boots were spotted all over the Glastonbury music festival this past summer!
They are limited edition and can be hard to find.
Try here

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Harajuku Lovers

Gwen Stefani's lines LAMB and Harajuku Lovers are inspired by Harajuku Japanese style. Stefani sings in her song Harajuku Girls,

Harajuku girls, I'm looking at you girls
You're so original girls
You got the look that makes you stand out
Harajuku Girls, I'm looking at you girls
You mix and match it girls
You dress so fly and just parade around (arigato)

But what exactly is a Harajuku Girl and what is this fashion style that Gwen Stefani raves about?

In the 1980s unconventional street fashion popped up in the streets of Harjuku Tokyo. Some of this fashion is what is know as "Lolita"which is a style that borrows from the Rococo and Victorian periods. The clothes are often inspired from children's styles of the time (rather than adult fashion). The dresses and aesthetic may look doll-like in appearance. In that way they often reject sexualization of popular youth fashion and take a step in the opposite direction. It is meant to be cute and modest by its followers. (Although it is sometimes confused due its shared name with the popular novel.) There are many influences that contribute to the street style including Punk and Gothic as well.

One subtype of street fashion is referred to as "Gothic Lolita". Unlike American Gothic fashion, however, Gothic Lolita attempts to incorporate cuteness and sweetness rather than morbidity and fetishism. Other features of Japanese street style may include bright colors in clothes and hair. There may also be a mesh of what seems like a chaotic collection of accessories and clothing to an observer who dresses more to the traditional norm.

For some examples here are some pictures taken by famous street fashion photographer Shoichi Aoki:

My favorite shop for Elegant Gothic Lolita fashion is Metamorphose. It is one of the few Japanese Gothic Lolita stores I have found that ships to the US.

If your are interested in learning more about Gothic Lolita check out the Gothic Lolita Bible available at

Sources: Lolita and Japanese Society by Nessa Neko,, To find out more about Harajuku fashion please visit these sites.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Abbey Dawn

Avril Lavigne launched her new fashion line in September. Check it out. If you like bright colors like hot pink and brave prints like zebra you might have fun with this.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Those Dancing Days

This Swedish band has adorable style and sounds pretty good too! Check out their myspace!

Get the look:

Polka Dot Jumper

Try this one from Betsy Johnson, Available at Urban Outfitters or Betsey Johnson:

Two Tone Dress

Try this one from American Apparel:

Monday, November 16, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Weezer & Nike

So what's the deal with Weezer and Nike?

Move over basketball, music may be Nike's new target. It looks like Weezer is sponsored by Nike considering the whole band was wearing white Nike tracksuits at their recent Palladium performance (above). I'm kind of surprised by this one, it seems like a strange match.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

More Daisy Fashion

A lot of visitors come here looking for the Tarina Tarantino necklace worn by Daisy de la Hoya. By popular demand, I will now feature Daisy's puffy hoodie which is available at (street youth couture from unwanted kids).

Monday, October 5, 2009

Street Fashion

We saw some great Japanese fashion at Guitar Center Walk of Fame on Sunset.    It appeared to be a tour bus full of awesomely dressed Japanese music students.  We loved their amazing style. Unfortunately, all I had on me was my camera phone.  What we saw:
  • Trendy black boots on both guys and girls
  • Black tights on girls under dresses and jean shorts
  • Jeans/pants tucked into boots on guys
  • Some really great hairstyles that can only be described in photos which unfortunately I couldn't get 
  • Half scarves sewn onto sweaters.
Here is the only decent picture I was able to get with my camera phone:

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Trend Watch

I have been seeing a lot of studded jeans in fall collections. What do you think? Thumbs up or been done too many times?

Studded Jeans
available at

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bunny Ears

Madonna was recently seen wearing a bunny ear headband to a Met Gala. Animal prints have long been popular, but animal ears? The Louis Vuitton animal headband is available for about $400.

Lily Allen also wore animal ears to a concert.
So if you are wondering where else you can get a pair of animal ears try:

MaryKaiser on Etsy. This headband looks almost identical to the Louis Vuitton one and is less than 1/4 the price!

Silk Couture Bunny Ears headband

She has them available in multiple colors too!

Friday, September 18, 2009

SSMF: Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1989!

We’ve all heard the stories about how exciting and hip the Sunset Strip used to be in the late 60s to 80s.  For those of us who were not around then to experience it for ourselves, stories of bands like Guns N Roses, Poison, The Doors, and The Byrds ruling the strip are mere legends of an era passed.  Somehow rock n roll’s golden Sunset Strip lost its luster and became the stomping ground of tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of rock history, but often disappointed by its emptiness and lack of local popularity.  If they are lucky they might stumble upon the Strip on one of those happening nights when an amazing band is playing, but that isn’t every night. Lately, the Strip has seen many talented but unknown bands play to an undeserved empty room.

Last Saturday, however, was one of those days where the strip was what it is born to be.   Ten thousand music fans crowded the street for the 2nd annual Sunset Strip Music Festival to watch more than 40 bands, including Ozzy Osbourne, KORN, Pepper, The Donnas, Shiny Toy Guns, Unwritten Law, The Ringers, LMFAO, and many others. It was the first time the famous Sunset Strip was closed to traffic for an event like this.  The festival was unlike other Southern California outdoor fests because not only were performances on two outdoor stages, but at the venues as well.  Concertgoers rushed from Whisky to Cat Club to Roxy to Key Club to hear the great variety of music the festival offered.  Whether your preference was metal, punk, indie, pop, or hip-hop there were options for just about every musical taste.

With such a large concentration of music lovers, the Sunset Strip became the ideal people watching location for checking out rock and roll inspired fashion.  This included tons of animal prints, wild hairstyles, plaid, metal accessories, black, and black.  Did I mention black because it must be the official color of rock and roll?  When it comes to rockstar fashion black is the new black.

Lots of Plaid, Animal Prints, and Black

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Punk Puppy

Is your pet a little punk?  Is he sick of everyone calling him "cute"? Maybe he would like to express his attitude with some rockin' doggy couture.  He's not cute, he is one badass little dog!  

Plaid is a good look for fall.  
I don't love the idea of putting clothes on dogs.  Actually, I don't like it at all, but if you must:

The above outfits are from the punky pup and foxy paws.

Monday, September 14, 2009