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.