• Rock N’ Reel: The Runaways

    Many films have been made over the years either exploring the lives and careers of influential musicians or using bands within the plotline. The fixation seems to be on rock acts. Gary Oldman portrayed the role of Sid Vicious in the movie Sid and Nancy which is largely based on the bassist’s destructive relationship with his girlfriend Nancy Spungen during the late 1970s. On a lighter and more kitschy note, the Ramones were featured in the musical comedy Rock and Roll High School. Rock n’ roll loving students take over Vince Lombardi High School, with the help of the Ramones, when they are confronted by their oppressive principal and angry parents.

    The latest addition to the rock n’ reel genre is the upcoming film The Runaways.  

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    THE QUEUE

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    THE QUEUE

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    DEMO DERBY [DemoHero]

    YouTube for Elevator Pitches [Fast Pitches]

    Busted: Massive Flight Attendant Prostitution Ring [Regretful Morning]

    Protesting Students Shut Down Oakland Freeway [BET]

    ‘Mad Men,’ Muppets top Twitter’s Shorty Awards [CNN]

    Old school! DJ granny gets the party started [MSN]

    Your Spring Show Collection [Coed Magazine]

    Fab’s Fairy Tale [The Smoking Section]

    Six Corporate Contest [Gunaxin]

    Portraits of Female Astronauts [Djmick.co.uk]

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    That’s NOT my face

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    Written by Petite Anglaise

    I’m EXTREMELY hesitant to write this article, but I feel with the onslaught of vanity piercing our society, who better to raise awareness of marketing’s aesthetic appeal then an art school graduate. Looking back at previous years in fashion, the tides have turned immensely.  From praise of the heroin chic statues and Euro born and bred models (think Kate Moss in her hey day) to utter disdain of these WASP clothe hangers. Even with the vibrant range of hues showcased in the collections and marketing schemes of the biggest monopolies, most visible are the absent variations of skin tones and unique features that characterize each human being.
     

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    STEEL EXCLUSIVE: Product of New York by Kyle Pulli

    As promised earlier in the week, we here at the Steel Closet present an exclusive look at the Spring 2010 offerings from Pony’s upscale spin-off, Product of New York. Pony’s roots in the athletic shoe industry still frame the silhouettes of Pulli’s new collection, but sleeker outsole treatments, finer materials, and compelling construction make Product of New York more at home on the streets rather than the stadium.

    More pictures, and my take on each shoe, after P.O.N.Y.’s press release.

    PRODUCT OF NEW YORK

    A COLLECTION BY KYLE PULLI

    Inspired by a rich heritage as an authentic, performance sport brand, Pony’s Product of New York collection fuses timeless silhouettes with modern distinctive detailing.  The Brooklyn Bridge metaphorically represents this assortment “Bridging” Pony’s Brooklyn roots with the progressive, fashion forward nature of “The City.”  The collection is crafted from an exquisite materials palette and constructed for supreme comfort.  Product of New York is the perfect synthesis of 21st century technical performance footwear and the simplicity of yesteryears’ classic silhouettes

     

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    First Thursdays (Part 1) | Simon Doonan & Barney’s Women’s Spring 2009 Shoe Collection

    First Thursdays chronicles the adventures of The Steel Crew as they foray into San Francisco culture on every first Thursday of the month.

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    Look at that woman trying to steal Simon’s thunder

    Last Thursday, I had the chance to meet Simon Doonan, creative director of Barney’s, at Barney’s San Francisco.  To be honest, I did not read the whole press release correctly and was not aware that Simon was only revealing a women’s collection.  The result was me showing up BY MYSELF to a women’s shoe party. But thank God I wasn’t the only dude there besides Doonan.

    The night was full of Simon Doonan, shoes, whore durves, and cocktails.  Doonan was a very friendly, soft-spoken guy who can turn on his public speaking voice when it came time to.  He caught me off-guard when he said that he was there to mingle and discuss deep philosophical questions with the guests.  I had not prepared any deep philosophical questions for the man.  Instead, he settled for taking a picture with me.

    I tried my best to navigate the questioning stares as I perused through the new collections and snapped my photos.

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    Barney’s was also throwing a raffle for five lucky ladies to win a pair of $300+ shoes for the night.  I guess I could’ve thrown my name in but I’m sure that would have incurred bitter resentment from every lady in the room.  The raffle was fun and Doonan knows how to rile up a crowd.

    Special thanks to Simon, Rebecca and Delphine!

    Click for pictures of the raffle and Barney’s new Spring 2009 collections.

     

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    Yelp for free? No thanks, I’ll buy some Louis Vuitton books instead.

    The cool thing about Yelp is that it helps you track down some neat recommendations on exactly what you’re looking for – from complete(ly pretentious) strangers, nonetheless. Yummy Thai fusion cafe? No problem. Seedy Irish dive bar? Recommendations o’plenty. Tragically hip live music joint? Yelp got more broke-ass artist spots than Golden Gate Park.

    But there are so many nights where you have no idea WHAT THE HELL you want to do. And for those nights in the middle of jetsetting between fabulous, decadent, romantic cultural meccas when you need to find some trouble for you and the hunny to get into, Louis Vuitton has released a set of traveler’s guides.

    More pictures, and more on why these are both awesome and useless, after the jump.

     

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