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F/W ’12 PREVIEW: Minimarket

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
Lookie lookie what Minimarket has coming for f/w '12. A sneak preview shot at (caspule). Minimarket seems to make the perfect basics that are on-trend and timeless all at the same time. For fall/winter 2012 it's lots of green, orange and black, a snake skin pattern printed on suede, a selection of duffels (coats that is), lots of platforms and a fox face that pops up on clutches and boots. When we say we want all the Minimarket f/w '12 jackets, shirts, pants, dresses, shoes, hats and bags, we mean we want all the jackets, shirts, pants, dresses, shoes, hats and bags. Get a preview of the upcoming Minimarket f/w '12 collection below.

A.R. SRPLS x Converse

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
Aloha Rag's A.R. SRPLS has a few special releases with Converse coming to select stores soon Amongst the sea of awesome things that were at PROJECT Wooster, the new A.R. SRPLS shoes for Converse really stepped to the forefront (so to speak). Aloha Rag is no stranger to working with Converse--the two collaborated on a pair of 20th Anniversary Jack Purcells that were released last year--and this year they have some new styles. The A.R. SRPLS x Converse shoes include a lazer-etched star pair of white high tops with camouflage detailing on the back, and a pair of leather orange and beige Auckland Racers with a polka dot instep. Get a preview of the upcoming A.R. SRPLS x Converse releases below.

Fisrt Look: Paul Smith S/S ’12

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
A first look at the Paul Smith women's spring/summer 2012 lookbook The warmer seasons just seem to have more of a laid back soul. Winter doesn't let you run through pastures hair blowing in the wind. But spring and summer do. They let you have impromptu hang outs wherever you please, they give you ease to not worry about extra accessories like gloves--they're just less demanding.  Paul Smith s/s '12 embraces this notion, with the collection built on a carefree bohemian spirit. We see this exemplified in soft feminine pieces and quirky details. Classic summer essentials are updated in the form of lightweight blazers with masculine trims, short sleeve cotton shirts trimmed with lace and long draped maxi dresses. Bring on the easy breezy. Get a first look at the Paul Smith women's s/s '12 lookbook below.

We’ve Got a Six Scents

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

We liked the way Six Scents was smelling at PROJECT Having a sixth sense is having freaky deeky ESP special powers. It was also a movie that came out in the late nineties that featured Mischa Barton in her "breakthrough role." Six Scents, has nothing to do with extrasensory perception, instead Six Scents is a collaboratory scent company. Each Six Scents collection sees six creative representatives collaborate on a scent. Past collaborations have featured scents from the likes of Jeremy Scott and The Standard Hotel. Their most recent collection Series Three explores the nature of childhood activities and how they influence our adult identities. With each new series, Six Scents also raises awareness and money for a chosen charity. So not only are you going smell great, you can also feel good about it. See more from Six Scents below.

Empty Memory

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
What's the meaning of life? Or, more importantly, what the heck is a USB stick made out of? South Korean artist Yookyung Shin and Taiwanese artist Hanhsi Chen (now both based in London, UK) have teamed up to create something both beautiful and functional­—really, a feat in any field. The project, “Empty Memory Sticks” will have you thinking twice about the technological world and reconsider that little thing we jam into our computers, stuffing its memory full of our private information. Pondering how a USB stick works is a little like staring into space and wondering what is beyond the stars—do we really want to know? Maybe not. But, Shin and Chen want us to consider: “What is the physical boundary of an electronic device?” See more of Yookyung Shin and Hanhsi Chen’s fully functional "Empty Memory Sticks" below. Spotted on: SlamXHype

PHLO FINISTER “WRONG #”

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
Los Angeles-based R&B singer Phlo Finister channels her idol Edie Sedgwick in her new video "Wrong #" Our favorite up and coming R&B baby, Phlo "Elijah" Finister released a new video for the track "Wrong #" off her debut EP Crown Gold. "Wrong #" features Phlo dressed in her typical ultra-feminine, mod fashions (Phlo is a self-proclaimed "Youthquaker" who is deeply inspired by the London mod scene) cruising through vignettes in various vintage sunglasses. Positioned in her old brick apartment with manicured nails and Cleopatra eyes, Phlo sings, smokes and sips to the sweet phrasing of the song. Although the video was shot in Los Angeles, it has Phlo's signature London-inspired feel in her clothing and elegance. "I see myself living in Chelsea, raising a family, being an entertainer," Phlo told hearty magazine. "There is so much history in London and I love it." Watch Phlo Finister's video for "Wrong #" below.