No one will ever say that making a documentary is a bad idea when the cast includes two supermodels like Coco Rocha and Behati Prinsloo, which is why James Conran’s Letters to Haiti is already being talked about long before its September 2011 release. Rocha recently leaked the teaser trailer for the documentary—about journeying to Haiti with hundreds of pen-pal letters—to her Facebook fans and posted it on her Tumblr, generating more social media buzz than most documentaries ever will.
For some, retro brings to mind the fashions of 60 years ago. For pioneering surf brand O’Neill, it conjures visions of the garage of company founder Jack O’Neill.
He is credited with crafting the first wet suit, and in 1952 opening one of California’s first surf shops. Fifty-nine years later, O’Neill opened a flagship store in Santa Monica July 13, which was inspired by the look of Jack O’Neill’s garage in Santa Cruz, the capital of Northern California surfing.
Garage-like wood beams line the walls of the flagship store on 131 Broadway in Santa Monica. Some advertisements for the first O’Neill wet suits line the store walls. Toby Bost, O’
Either Ben Affleck and Matt Damon really are in the midst of filming new projects that require them to have unfortunate hairstyles (or, in Damons case, a lack thereof) or this is shaping up to be the strangest follow-up to Good Will Hunting imaginable. (Yes, even stranger than Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season.)
Alas, the old pals really are working separately, sadly on new movies. Affleck is starring in the upcoming hostage thriller Argo while Damon is working on Neill Blomkamp’s latest sci-fi venture Elysium. Still, while Damons new look is amusing (and kinda hot?!), Afflecks borders on downright upsetting. (
TreeHugger likes to keep up-to-date on the latest green products to hit the market, and tradeshows are the best places to find them.
From June 13-15, Designers & Agents in Los Angeles featured a “Green Room,” focused on environmentally-friendly products and their creators.
From candles to jewelry, chocolate to clothing, the products on display at the international trade fair demonstrated that there is much vitality in the sustainable housewares and fashion industries, at the highest levels of design, but also among small producers and craftsman dedicated to lovingly creating their unique visions.
Magda Rod, photographer and the entrepreneur behind Visionary, a lifestyle brand focused on organic and eco friendly products, attended the show to research for her organic and eco friendly product store Visionary Boutique in Los Angeles.
It isn’t every day that a Canadian brand teams up with an international boutique for a collaboration, and since the Hudson’s Bay Company’s team-up with France’s Colette seems like a distant memory, we were pleased to see that Canadian success story Naked and Famous has launched a collaboration with Dutch denim boutique Tenue de Nîmes—but we should mention that this pair of jeans is far more exclusive than the average pair of Levi’s. Tenue de Nîmes announced today that the online boutique is carrying only 24 of the 100 per cent made-in-Canada rope-dyed pants, going for 219 euros (308 Canadian dollars) a pop. See details o Read full post…
NEW YORK—The New York edition of Capsule’s menswear trade show drew buyers to a loft space in New York’s Chelsea district July 18-19. Exhibitors took up four floors of space and consisted of a global mix of contemporary men’s brands.
The Spring/Summer 2012 show was the largest New York one to date with 176 designers and 3500 attendees, according to co-founder Edina Sultanik.
Capsule was set up next door to the streetwear-centric Agenda show, which meant some crossover of attendees.
Greg Ullery of Riviera Club says the vibe of the show was positive. “Everyone always says it’s like a family reunion with the traveling circus of shows,” said Ullery. R