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Guy Le Tatooer


How seriously EPIC are these arms that Guy Le Tatooer made for one of his gallery shows?! Displaying the incredible work he's been tattooing for some time now, I think one look could have the tattoo-less changing their minds. A-m-a-z-i-n-g! X - Jen

The Underground First Birthday


In the '90s, the Nile theatre was Phoenix’s answer to the Whisky A Go Go.  The Nile hosted a stage to alternative greats such as Blink 182, Motorhead, and AFI – but in 2002, the venue could no longer hold its own.  But glory days resurrected, the Nile re-opened last February.  Friday they’re hosting a birthday party where new local legends will be made.  Bands on the bill include The Technicolors, Hooves, Radio Drive By, Mike Goodrick, Out Of Reverie, The Riveras and more! (Photo by Jonathan McNamara.) -Alyssabeth

Sylvester

If I had a kid sister I hope that she'd have a wardrobe full of Sylvester. Kate Sylvester's slightly younger diffusion line is booming with attitude through its mismatching prints, bold colours and shorter hems. - Nadia

Wearable Planter


If we owned one of these Wearable Planters, maybe we could actually keep our plants alive.

Modern Love Contest

Even if you don't have someone to smooch on Valentine's Day, there's still plenty to look forward to: candy Sweethearts, sappy movie marathons and our Modern Love Contest!  Starting today, we'll be looking for photos that best represent a weekly theme–follow us on Twitter and Tweet your pics to @urbanoutfitters with the appropriate hash tag and you're entered to win!


WEEK 1
1/31-2/6 Who Do You Love? (Tag your Tweet with #UOlove)
Is it your best friend, man's best friend or your significant other? Take a picture with the one you love!




WEEK 2 
2/7-2/13 Love Notes (Tag your Tweet with #UOlovenote)
Share a shot of your favorite love letter or Valentine's card.




WEEK 3
2/14-2/20 Over It? (Tag your Tweet with #UOlovesucks)
Illustrate the "anti-Valentine."



We'll post our favorite entries right here at the end of each week, and one winning photo from each category will get a $200 UO Gift Card!

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Music Mondays

"Talking about music is like dancing about architecture."-Steve Martin

Flickr Favorites: January 28








"To be nobody but yourself in a world that's doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight.  Never stop fighting."- E.E. Cummings


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Space 15 Twenty Record Fair #2

Records getting stale?  Shop Space 15 Twenty's courtyard Record Fair #2– happening this Sunday, January 30 from 10am-2pm–for handpicked vinyl, cassettes and t-shirts from Amoeba Music, B-Music/Finders Keepers Records, Dublab, Origami Vinyl and more. RSVP here

Vivienne Westwood Wallpaper

Seriously, I'll bet so many designers could create the best wallpaper. It's fitting to see Vivienne Westwood go first with this print from her '81 Pirate collection for her pairing up with Cole & Son. X - Jen

Queens Club




During my time living in Kansas City, I came across many different talented and promising bands, one of which includes my boys in the Electro Pop group Queens Club. Beyond catchy melodies, anthemic hooks and fist pumping beats, it is more than safe to say that the QC guys know how to bring the dance! Check out their video for "Less Talk" above. While you are at it, make sure to catch them on tour right now with the bonafide babes of Poema!  Listen to their song "Dust," it's my personal favorite. -Aren

Leilanni Land


When your dad is an Elvis impersonator, you're probably destined for a career in costume-making.  Lelanni found herself on just that path when she abandoned her position as an art director to open Leilanni Land, an online boutique specializing in custom-made costumes, elastic cage skirts and lots and lots of leather. 

"Rill Rill"

Sure, we never threw people out of cars after class or pose with switchblades for our yearbook pictures, but the new video from Sleigh Bells still manages to makes us nostalgic for high school.  (Via MTV). 

Making Time with LA FEMME and Small Black

Come out to the first Making Time event of the new year this Saturday, January 28 at Voyeur (1221 St. James Street) for free hot dogs, booze and sets from LA FEMME, Small Black and all the Making Time regulars.  If you need some pre-party music, check out the first 2011 edition of Making Time RADio with Dave P here.

Sonia Sieff

Love Sonia Sieff's photography, especially this shot of Lou Doillon in her bedroom. It will instantly make you want to paint your walls black. X - Jen

Primal Felt

Some things never go out of style.  Join Ashley Helvey of HunterGathererer blog for the Primal Felt workshop presented by IKO IKO at Space 1520 this Saturday, January 29 from 1-3pm. Ashley will be giving lessons on taking raw wool and turning it into felt fabric, all by using ancient techniques. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Behind-the-Scenes Beauty: Marie Antoinette

Our web hair and make-up artist Russell Oden shows you how to recreate the decadent signature look of Marie Antoinette.

"It's always exciting when I transform our girls into Beauty Icons.  Marie Antoinette was a particularly fun shoot. I chose to loosely recreate her look focusing on key features while avoiding a costume feel.


 Hair
I wrapped a few pieces around a large barrel curling iron and applied a generous amount of The All Nighter Hair Powder in white to her entire head to achieve a rough matte feel, then rolled the top of her hair into large sections and secured with a pin. I pulled the sides into the back and secured with another pin. I then reapplied the hair powder, this time with a powder puff. 

Makeup 
Starting with clean skin, I primed with Too Faced Poreless Primer and applied the Too Faced Oil Free Foundation in Vanilla Crème. This is a beautiful, light foundation that gives flawless coverage. To the cheeks I applied the Too Faced Look of Love blush, a beautiful pink shade that POPS.  To her cheekbones I applied Too Faced Romantic Eye Soulmates for an intense highlighted effect. I brushed a touch of Too Faced Pink Glitter 066 to the cheekbones as well. 


For the eyes I used the Too Faced Romantic Eye collection and applied a base color to her entire eye. The Honeymoon shade was applied heavily to her crease line, blending well. EverAfter was used lightly up to the crease to add depth.  After curling her lashes I used Too Faced Lash Injection and finished the look off with Models Own Lip Color in Scarlett with a lip brush.  Then I used a some Blumarine Bellisima Eau De Parfume. Why would I apply perfume, you might ask? It smells beautiful– why the hell not!"

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Bruise Cruise

Stuck on a cruise ship with Surfer Blood and Black Lips, headed straight for the Bahamas?  We can think of worse ways to spend a weekend.  Today's the last day to purchase tickets for the Bruise Cruise festival, which leaves port February 25.

Judith Braun


Judith Braun brings back our favorite elementary school art form with her feathery, large-scale finger paintings. 

Scout & Catalogue



The dye-tied bags and scarfs from Scout & Catalogue are colored with pigment made from the South American Logwood tree, which pirates used to use as their main source for dying fabrics black.

"Bad Gal"

Car chases, tennis matches and bad dancing– must be a Mad Decent video.  Swedish singer Robyn guest stars in "Bad Gal" from Savage Skulls and Douster's Get Rich or High Trying EP.