Posts Written On February 16, 2011

Lime Crime S/S 2011

Hold your breath!  Here it comes…!

MINT TO BE: The shade we’ve all been waiting for, a romantic pop of pastel glory.
COQUETTE: Pale pinky nude. Will it conceal or reveal?
NEW YOLK CITY: A banana-cream-dream on the city scene

Coming March 7! Can’t wait! Yay!
BUY HERE

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Music eh! concerts and thangs…

A bunch of the audioblood media artists are on tour right now, so if you live in Canada or the U.S make sure you go out and show them some L-O-V-E!

The Balconies
Mar. 12 @ Lees Palace, TORONTO (**CMW Showcase w/ Paper Lions, Electric Six)

Charlotte Cornfield
Mar. 10 @ Sneaky Dees, TORONTO (**Audio Blood CMW Showcase)

Emma Hill and Her Gentlemen Callers
Feb. 17 @ The Great Pacific, PENDLETON, OREGON
Feb. 24 @ New Frontier Lounge, TACOMA, WASHINGTON
Feb. 25 @ The Grotto (Downstairs at the Rendezvous), SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Feb. 26 @ Laurelthirst  Public House, PORTLAND, OREGON
Mar. 1 @ The Hotel Cafe, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Mar. 2 @ The Raven, PRESCOTT, ARIZONA
Mar. 3 @ Lost Leaf, PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Mar. 4 @ The Summit, DURANGO, COLORADO
Mar. 5 @ Dolores Brewery, DOLORES, COLORADO
Mar. 6 @ The Laughing Goat, BOULDER, COLORADO
Mar. 10 @ The Triple Nickle, COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO
Mar. 12 @ High Desert Brewing Company, LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO

Five Alarm Funk
Feb. 23 @ Blue Grotto, KAMLOOPS
Feb. 24 @ Lido Theatre, FORT ST. JOHN, AL
Feb. 25 @ Better Than Fred’s, GRANDE PRAIRIE
Feb. 26 @ Better Than Fred’s, GRANDE PRAIRIE
Mar. 1 @ Haven Social Club, EDMONTON
Mar. 2 @ Wild Bill’s, BANFF
Mar. 3 @ Amigo’s, SASKATOON
Mar. 4 @ The Pyramid, WINNIPEG l
Mar. 5 @ Crocks, THUNDER BAY
Mar. 8 @ Call the Office, LONDON
Mar. 9 @ The Phog Lounge, WINDSOR
Mar. 11 @ The Gladstone Hotel, TORONTO (**CMW Showcase)
Mar. 12 @ The Legendary Rooster, BURLINGTON
Mar. 14 @ Historic Red Dog, PETERBOROUGH
Mar. 15 @ Belmont, MONTREAL
Mar. 16 @ Nikki Zee’s, FREDERICTON
Mar. 17 @ The Paragon Theatre, HALIFAX
Mar. 18 @ Globe World Flavours, CHARLOTTETOWN
Mar. 19 @ Pepper’s Pub, SAINT JOHN, NB
Mar. 23 @ The Mansion, KINGSTON
Mar. 24 @ The Blacksheep Inn, WAKEFIELD
Mar. 26 @ Crocks, THUNDER BAY
Mar. 30 @ The Slice, LETHBRIDGE
Mar. 31 @ Canmore Hotel, CANMORE
Apr. 1 @ Rockwater, GOLDEN, BC
Apr. 2 @ The Den – University of Calgary, CALGARY

Gentlemen Husbands
Feb. 17 @ Live Lounge, OTTAWA (w/ The Reason)
Feb. 19 @ The Mansion, KINGSTON (w/ The Reason)
Feb. 23 @ The Casbah, COLLINGWOOD (w/ The Reason)
Feb. 24 @ Blind Dog, WINDSOR (w/ The Reason)
Feb. 25 @ L3 Nightclub, ST. CATHARINES (w/ The Reason)
Feb. 26 @ 515 Concert Club, CAMBRIDGE (w/ The Reason)
Feb. 27 @ Memorial Center, BROCKVILLE (w/ The Reason)
Jul. 9 @ Downsview Park, TORONTO (**Edgefest)

Huron
Feb. 17 @ Jimmy Jazz, GUELPH (w/ The Great Bloomers)
Feb. 18 @ The Garrison, TORONTO (w/ The Great Bloomers)
Feb. 19 @ Call the Office, LONDON (w/ The Great Bloomers)
Feb. 22 @ Mansion House, ST. CATHARINES (w/ The Great Bloomers)
Feb. 23 @ The Historic Red Dog, PETERBOROUGH (w/ The Great Bloomers)
Feb. 24 @ The Mansion, KINGSTON (w/ The Great Bloomers)
Feb. 25 @ Cafe Dekcuf, OTTAWA (w/ The Great Bloomers)
Feb. 26 @ The Casbah, HAMILTON (w/ The Great Bloomers)
Mar. 18 @ The Townehouse, SUDBURY (w/ Shotgun Jimmie)
Mar. 19 @ Milards Garage, SUDBURY (w/ Shotgun Jimmie)

The Junction
Feb. 16 @ Peppers Pub, ST. JOHN
Feb. 17 @ Plan B Lounge, MONCTON
Feb. 18 @ Stoneham, QUEBEC CITY (**Snowboarding World Cup)
Feb. 25 @ Sound Academy, TORONTO (*Presented by 102.1 The Edge)

Make Your Exit
Feb. 18 @ The Horseshoe Tavern, TORONTO

Rob Moir
Feb. 17 @ Gus’s Pub, HALIFAX
Feb. 18 @ House Show, HALIFAX
Feb. 19 @ Governor’s Pub, SYDNEY
Feb. 21 @ Baba’s Lounge, CHARLOTTETOWN
Feb. 22 @ The Dunk, BREADALBANE
Feb. 23 @ The Sunstar Lounge, SAINT JOHN
Feb. 24 @ Plan B, MONCTON
Feb. 25 @ The Capitol, FREDERICTON
Mar. 10 @ The Dakota Tavern, TORONTO (**CMW Showcase)

Sandman Viper Command
Mar. 2 @ 18 Allison, SACKVILLE
Mar. 3 @ Alibi Lounge, CHARLOTTETOWN
Mar. 4 @ Fallsbrook Centre, KNOWLESVILLE, NB
Mar. 5 @ The Gallery Pub (The Paragon), HALIFAX
Mar. 9 @ The Casbah, HAMILTON (w/ Hollerado)
Mar. 10 @ Sneakys Dees, TORONTO (**Audio Blood CMW Showcase)
Mar. 18 @ The Phog Lounge, WINDSOR
Mar. 19 @ Black Shire Pub, LONDON
Mar. 26 @ The Standard, WINNIPEG
Mar. 31 @ Caffe Sola, SASKATOON (**Vive Fest)
Apr. 5 @ Higher Ground Cafe, CALGARY (*acoustic set)
Apr. 8 @ The Gateway SAIT, CALGARY
Apr. 10 @ Neptoon Records, VANCOUVER (in-store, 2pm)
Apr. 10 @ The Railway Club, VANCOUVER
Jul. 9 @ Downsview Park, TORONTO (**Edgefest)

Sweet Thing
Feb. 22 @ Bully’s Event Center, LETHBRIDGE
Feb. 23 @ Lotus Club, RED DEER
Feb. 25 @ Vogue Theater, VANCOUVER
Feb. 26 @ Vogue Theater, VANCOUVER
Feb. 28 @ Wild Bills, BANFF
Mar. 2 @ Edmonton Event Center, EDMONTON
Mar. 3 @ MacEwan Hall, CALGARY
Mar. 4 @ Odeon Events Center, SASKATOON
Mar. 5 @ Burton Cummings Theater, WINNIPEG
Mar. 7 @ Kiwanis Community Center Theater, SAULT ST. MARIE
Mar. 8 @ The Capitol Center, NORTH BAY
Mar. 9 @ Ale House, KINGSTON
Mar. 10 @ Bronson Center, OTTAWA
Mar. 11 @ Metropolis, MONTREAL
Mar. 12 @ Massey Hall, TORONTO (*CMW Showcase)

Teenage Kicks
Mar. 10 @ Sneaky Dee’s, TORONTO (*Audio Blood CMW Showcase)

Thanks to Danielle for sharing this with us!
peace, love and health
♥Bella♥

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NINH


Over the weekend I had the privilege of attending the launch of a highly anticipated self-titled clothing line, NINH, by Ninh Nguyen of New York. Even before seeing the clothes, meeting the models, watching the dressers and make-up artists pull everything together, I knew it was going to be good. The venue was a sprawling, bright, white, 10,000 sq ft photography studio located in the notorious meatpacking district with ceiling height windows overlooking the Hudson River. It was 3 hours before the show was scheduled to start but staff and volunteers were already busy with preparations. Gift bags are being stuffed, make-up artists set up their stations, clothes are steamed, and phenomenal artwork inspired by the NINH line are hung on the walls.

The models start streaming in. They are all dressed very casual, but look slightly nervous (being on the runway during New York Fashion Week is a privilege, afterall), and so, the transformation begins. Make-up artists whip out kits provided by Emani Minerals and get to work. After seeing the first model’s hair and makeup completed, NINH’s vision is starting to come to life. After hair and makeup is complete, the models head over to the dressers. Pictures of each model are taped next to their outfits on racks that line one side of the studio. Suave, yet still rugged dress shoes, tucked below each one. A trail of steam is a consistent presence as dressers hustle and bustle to make sure every wrinkle is removed, and blazers and dress shirts are pressed to perfection. After the models are dressed, the atmosphere changes. The models have morphed into confident, polished, sophisticated and worldly men in my eyes, and my camera becomes drawn to them. At this moment, a quote from his press release instantly jumps into my mind: “When I design, I don’t design for a trend, or for just any man. I design for the modern day renaissance man. Someone who is confident, intellectual, open minded, cultured and passionate. I have put all of these elements into my clothing and when this man wears it, this man feels complete”.

It’s now 5:45p and the show starts in 15 minutes. The DJ sets up his equipment and begins playing music perfectly suited to the venue and the NINH line- melodic ambient music punctuated with rhythmic beats that you just can’t help feeling good to. No mainstream bubblegum bullshit here. Guests start arriving. As they hang their coats, you can tell they are as sophisticated, intellectual and as worldly as the clothes they have come to see. Wine and beers in hand, they browse unique prints hung on the walls, all to be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going towards Child Education International and Hope for the Silent Voices.

The show is beginning, and I promptly take the best seat in the house – on stage, next to the DJ where I can snap unobstructed photos of the models, and everybody in attendance. The models take the stage and camera flashes fill the room. NINH’s line does not disappoint. Everybody’s eyes are fixated on the clothes. The men in the room are staring at the clothes, almost daydreaming, perhaps imagining the sleek dress shirts or exquisitely tailored blazers with utilitarian flare in their own closets. The women in the room, perhaps wishing the men in their lives were so aptly dressed as the models. It is almost a shame to call NINH’s line ‘clothing’, for they are much, much more than that. It is a lifestyle, a mentality, pieces of wearable, functional art. I have never before wished so much for winter to come sooner.

*Special Guestblog + Photography by Selina Chan*
More photos here

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