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In Plaid on 07/03/2012 at 9:53 AM

The NBA and Quiksilver, the world’s leading manufacturer of surf  apparel, will create a line of NBA branded board shorts made with not only the world’s greatest basketball players in mind but also for the “morgantown” pavement surfers. Available for your summer Rockaway beach Sundays and surfing season, the initial collection will feature the Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks and the Orlando Magic. Get one while you can at any Quiksilver store locations nationwide, select retailer partners and soon at the NBA board shorts feature Quiksilver’s “Diamond Dobby” fabric technology along with other innovative design elements from the company’s “cooler than thou” board shorts. Created for and worn by the world’s best surfers. Don’t get caught chilling around men in grey suits this summer, hell nah brah.



In Plaid on 03/15/2011 at 5:08 PM

Brooklyn local designer Samantha Pleet’s namesake collection has quickly become fashion staple to creative minds. The eco-conscious clothes have been heard to occupy significant space on the closets of the girls on your iTunes’ latest played list. Music, art and literature all come together to inspire Pleet’s unorthodox aesthetics making for a line suited for a Neo-Noir muse. Her collaborative effort with Urban Outfitters on line “Rapscallion by Samantha Pleet” is also worth a screening. Spellbound yet?



In Plaid on 02/20/2011 at 12:33 PM

When all your go-to cool websites start becoming a bland uniformity, and you find yourself uninspired and not wanting to buy anything. Houston, we have a problem. Over the past decade Need Supply ‘s selection has evolved from an eclectic mix of hard-to-find vintage apparel to a well-edited selection of urban wear and contemporary brands with a focus on denim. Need Supply is the solution for your low levels of vitamin-cool. With brands such as Ben Sherman, Tigerlily and RVCA, the website will provide 100% of your fashion needs.  Give your Emergen-C a break.


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Like New

In Plaid on 02/04/2011 at 1:41 PM

Black Lips – Drugs

Stylists: Luiza Villar & Eileen Andrade

Photographer: Eileen Andrade

Model: Mariam Garcia

2010- but like new


In Plaid on 12/13/2010 at 11:01 PM

Camp Out There’s Designers Hayden Dunham, Josephine Heilpern and Kimberly Mullis have set up camp at the Brooklyn creative scene. Their line specializes in one of a kind and custom handmade objects that seem to have been grown in organic fashion soil. The line’s elementary aesthetic is seeded with a contemporary edge that seems knitted to the urban naturalist. What kind of seeds do I need to grow that?



In Plaid on 11/06/2010 at 6:13 PM

Dropping temperatures and an increasing need to cuddle have got me obsessing about Wildfox ‘s stylish Knits. Bored by the seriousness of the fashion industry, Emily Faulstich and Kimberley Gordon shared crayons and ideas and Wildfox came alive. Their combined interest of fashion and fascination with sleepovers, dreams and epic books resulted in a line of “accidentally cool” casual wear. Where’s my sock?



In Plaid on 10/04/2010 at 6:10 PM

Miami up and coming women’s fashion line Proust is written in the likes of a French novel. Noele Norton inks in her Spring/Summer 2011 line with dresses in prose, punctuated femininity and a time defiant muse. The Miami based Brazilian designer is bound to become a best-seller in the contemporary fashion designers section. Floridians make sure your sunnies are ready for this fashion ray. Believe me on this one, wear sunscreen.



In Plaid on 09/07/2010 at 5:00 PM

Silva/Bradshaw is a multi-disciplinary design powerhouse founded by artists Matthew Bradshaw and Sergio Silva. Their conceptual designs evolve around their enthusiasm for technology and materials. Their current line of simple jewelry just released in August of this year is refreshingly simple and modern. As they describe it themselves, the line is a series of simple, anonymous shapes that look like they should do something. Available as rings of varying proportions ranging from the ignorant to the conservative.



In Plaid on 07/27/2010 at 7:59 PM

The London based brand Antipodium creates fashion for the fiercely individualistic, effortlessly cool and unapologetically confident crowd. Whoever that is. Antipodium’s Aussie creative director, Geoffrey J. Finch, has reflected his pop culture inspired surroundings, rural childhood and effervescent artistic neighborhood of Shoreditch into his creations. Antipodium is not only known for having on-point party wear and much needed basics with a twist but mostly for its playful use of Australian iconography and catchy garment names. Finch is infamous for his  ‘No Romance’ parties, but his A/W 10 “Brides of Christ” Collection with sheer fabrics, asymmetry and velvet bodysuits has managed to overcome it. Amen.



In Plaid on 07/10/2010 at 10:54 PM

Shabd Simon-Alexander’s line is a system of millions or billions of stars, together with fashion and edge, held together by gravitational attraction. The young Williamsburg designer translates her obsession with outer space and psychedelic prints into her tie-dye centric collections. Leggings, bodysuits, scarves and totes that could only blend in on a seventies inspired psychedelic wallpapered room. The craftsmanship of the line is utterly obvious in her attention to fabrics and compositions. Each piece is unique and varied in color and dye pattern, which are inspired by Hubble telescope photos of worlds being born and stars dying. Let’s talk about spaceships?