Holla, Selena Gomez must’ve got the 300 Valentine’s Day cards I sent her. Why else would she be rocking these heart-shaped sunglasses? Aight, maybe this month’s Nylon covergirl isn’t smitten with me, just ahead of the game. But I’m still celebrating the fact that my celeb crush isn’t even creepy anymore because she’s totally like 20 now, basically runs around naked for two hours in Spring Breakers, and finally broke up with Bieber. Or did she? Whatever, starlet or not, we’ve got sweetheart sunglasses to keep you shaded from V-day through the summer. -Angelo
Natalie Shukur has worked in New York, Sydney and London, including stints as the fashion features editor of NYLON and NYLON Guys, and as the editor of RUSSH, a mag we swoon over. She's currently enjoying the southern hemisphere summer in Byron Bay (and yes, we're jealous), so give a warm welcome to Natalie, who will be blogging for us about all of the best stuff that Australia and New Zealand have to offer!
If you want to see some great up and coming artists who all currently reside in NYC, check out Still House. Their artists all work across different mediums, go to school in NY, and have created a nice new collective for harnessing their creativity. Founders Alex Perweiler and Isaac Brest are artists themselves, and that comes across in Still House's intelligent site design and content. These guys are on to something good. Peace, Spacey Tracy xx
The Virgins are one of the bands playing the NYLON Summer Music Tour and Donald, their lead singer, reaaallllyyy loves ice cream.
Tracy isn't here this week because she's packing for a road trip - the NYLON Summer Music Tour. She'll be hitting 36 cities with four amazing bands (The Virgins, She Wants Revenge, Be Your Own Pet, and Switches) and sending you weekly updates about all the craziness. We don't think anyone's gonna start singing Tiny Dancer on the tour bus, but hey, you never know. To join in the fun, hop over to the NYLON Summer Music Tour site before the tickets sell out, and stay tuned next week, when Tracy tells us how many Urban tees she can shove in a duffle bag - she'll need at least twenty to get from Anaheim to San Diego...
The Spring/Summer weather is finally being felt by New Yorkers. That's why we decided to take a trip out to Fort Tilden, a former United States Army Installation in the New York City borough of Queens. It is pretty amazing out there, seeing that military installations on the site date back to the War of 1812. Abandoned buses, houses, and warehouses remain on the grounds, sitting right next to baseball fields and the beach. If you are in NY this Summer, it's definitely worth the subway ride out, just to be able to explore and make it your new Summer jump off! (Via Spacey Tracy.)
Yoooo guyz! Last weekend all creative forces combined to make a great show in Brooklyn at the Galapagos space. Musicians Darren Weiss and Loren Shane Humphrey (drummer from The Willowz) killed it on the drums. They were the headliners of the show and did some improvisation with each other, drum to drum. This was the first show I have seen in awhile where there were no vocals, and trust me, these two more than made up for it! Darren Weiss blew my mind! These guys were so inspiring that Nick Darmstaedter and Louis Eisner came up with a rad piece that they were painting on the stage while the show was going on. More pix from the night are here. (Via Spacey Tracey.)
We've been working with NYLON on a handful of fashion related collaborations for about a year and it's no secret that we like their kung-fu. So we're super excited to let you know that the NYLON blog team are going to be contributing to the UO Blog on a weekly basis. Read on: Yooo guyz! Last week in NY at the Deitch Gallery the art show "Substraction" opened up. Me and a few kids went to check it out. There was a big scene there filled with a mix of young and old that came out for the opening. Downtown art was blowing up last week! My favorite piece of the show was Dan Colen's rad painting. (Via Spacey Tracy.)
Stacey Mark is unique in that she started shooting photographs only after being under the employ of NYLON magazine for a few years. Looks like she's gotten her act together. A muy caliente act at that.
Counting in Fives is a documentary about Britain's punk seethers, The Horrors, directed by Nylon's Marvin Scott Jarrett. If you're gonna be out at Sundance, the premiere/screening is this Friday nite.
We told you about our collaboration with NYLON a few weeks back and we hinted at a range of artist-designed tees that would be coming down the pipe. Well, the time has come...get 'em here, or read more about the artists who designed the tees here.
The rumor is true! To kick off our new collaboration with NYLON Magazine, the French Indie-rock hotties Plastiscines will be performing live in our New York City Store at the corner of Broadway and Houston Streets on September 6th! Mark your calendars and note that admittance to this event is e-invite only and capacity is limited. Download your e-invite here.
We couldn't be more excited to let you know that we teamed up with NYLON on an in-house shop that's already set up at our SoHo location (628 Broadway), and will pop up in 100 stores nationwide in September! We already created limited-edition artist-designed T-shirts (artists include Jim the Illustrator, Lisa Grue, Maya Wild, Noah Butkus, and Rinzen). Hoodies, housewares, and jewelry are in the works. Get a move on...
Our first of many collaborations with Nylon Magazine is an insert in their new August issue featuring the awesome French pop-punk band Plastiscines. Editor Marvin Scott Jarrett shot the girls looking good (very good if we say so ourselves) in our clothing, and it's clear to see that this is a band you're gonna want to keep an eye on. (More pix here.)