What do you get when you take artistically inclined brands For Your Art and Freeway Eyewear and collide them with a contemporary artist like Barbara Kruger? You get a little bit of everything. They are part wearable art and part statement sunglasses that are as functional as they are fashionable pieceS of eyewear. They come at an interesting intersection between the two aesthetic worlds. The official release of this very LA collaboration was held at West Hollywood’s Maxfield, a fitting venue for both the gallery world and runway worlds to collide.
If you’ve been to Little Tokyo, you can see the grasp of Kawaii and character markets on the culture. It’s quite a big industry! You probably own a little Hello Kitty something or Domo something or even a Pokemon something, whether you know it or not. It’s a “cute” culture that has more crossovers into the mainstream than you think it actually does. Saturday night’s Rilakkuma Sparkle Holiday was anything but mainstream: it was an event that brought out the most diehard LA Kawaii kids to see the relaxed bear in person. It was a step inside of a bizarre, amazing world that we didn’t know existed in Los Angeles but, duh, it totally exists here. It’s fantastic, too.
Generic Surplus has a new set of shoes out called Champion. They’re pretty rad basic kicks. Could make great gifts, too…
Yarn Bombing is going to help you get into the holiday spirit by making FRANKENSWEATERS. How fun is this?? The fun is happening at CAFAM on December 14. Bring your own sweater!
On the tenth day of Holiday, my LA friend gave to me… Aether’s Alto Jacket.