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Store Opening | LA | The Cobra Snake Pawn Shop x Selby Book Release Party

Hipster royalty / nightlife photographer, Mark The Cobra Snake will be opening his first retail store in Los Angeles next week – the Pawn Shop. Jeremy Scott‘s hosting the launch party, Shepard Fairey is DJing – and it’s open to the public. You’re welcome, LA!

When: Tuesday June 8th, 6-9pm

Where: the 4th floor of the Hollywood and Highland mall.

Host: Jeremy Scott

Music: DJ sets by Shepard Fairey and Ana Calderon and live performance by Beardo at 8pm

Book signing: Todd Selby signs limited edition copies of The Selby Book, only available at Pawn Shop

The Pawn Shop will be a complete lifestyle hot spot. It will be a fully functional vintage clothing store, with pieces from the Cobra Snake’s personal collection, limited screen prints from Shepard Fairey, Steve Aoki’s personal shoe collection, and more

The store opens for business June 16th, but you do NOT wanna sleep on the party!




Introducing: The Cast

We were takin’ a walk near the  SampleSaleShop.com Dojo, and found a shop called The Cast.

Located in the Lower East Side, New York City, The Cast sells graphic tees from their Aloha From Hell line, leather jackets, denim, and vintage boots.

the Cast tshirts

the cast leather jacket

the cast jeans

the cast vintage boots

The Cast is located at 71 Orchard Street between Broome and Grand Streets.

Boxing Kitten: Resort 2010 x Osborn Shoes

Remember when we told you about Boxing Kitten‘s resort 2010 preview in NYC? Here are some pics from the event.


boxing kitten resort 2010 presentation in NYC 1Boxing Kitten‘s designer, Maya Lake, surrounded by models in BK looks. And, yes, that IS Naima from America’s Next Top Model on the far right!!!

boxing kitten resort 2010 presentation in NYC - EstelleBritish pop/rnb-star Estelle

boxing kitten resort 2010 presentation in NYC - DJ Jahi SundanceDJ Jahi Sundance, rocking Boxing Kitten, on the 1’s n 2’s

Boxing Kitten x Osborn Shoes: For this line, BK and Osborn collaborated on some custom footwear. We’re feelin’ em. What do you think?

(shoe source: Jungle Gym)

Splurge On It? Jay-Z’s Leather SNL Vest by Bess NYC

Check out Jay-Z‘s look from Saturday Night Live on 5/8/10, aka, the Betty White episode.

Jay-z SNL vest

Jay had a Malcolm McLaren-esque punk look for his SNL performance, rocking Bess NYC’s Jimmy vest. The vintage style black leather vest is covered in brass studs from the collar to the back, and even the belt.

BessNYC-leather vest

Bess NYC’s Jimmy Vest: $1,650. Fellas (and ladies),
would you
Splurge On It?
Or try to DIY your own?

Celebs continue to feel the studded trend. Just recently, Rihanna was spotted in studded Christian Louboutin sneakers.

(source: Upscale Hype)

AliveShoes: Eco-Friendly Art & Kicks

Earth Day is all about recycling and sustainability. Italian sneaker company, AliveShoes, does both!


Recycling: Do you ever recycle vintage clothes into art, or something new? They do the opposite. They make brand new kicks, send them to artists to be included in installations, then take the work apart and sell the shoes when the artist is done with them.

Pied a Terre, in Montelago, Italy, by Argentinean designer Sebastiano Mauri, made from 227 pairs of AliveShoes

Beach Blocks by New York artist Steven Siegel, made with 416 pairs of AliveShoes

Sustainability: AliveShoes are made from natural or organic cotton, leather, cork, and biodegradable thermoplastic polyurethane. AND, they are all handmade in Italy.AliveShoesEach sneaker has an id number and a copy of the artist’s original sketch stitched into the tongue.

Special Earth Day shoutout to our friends at Inhabitat, who are celebrating their 5 year anniversary!!!

(source: Inhabitat/Ecouterre)

Totes Awesome: Poketo’s Recycled Suit Tote Bags

Ladies, before you go cutting up your boyfriend blazers, check out Poketo’s Recycled Suit Totes – one-of-a-kind bags made from men’s suits.

Poketo Recycled Suit Totes

The bags are handmade by Eco Party Mearry, a South Korean design nonprofit. Even the leather on the straps is recycled – it’s taken from old couches. These eco-friendly totes are totes awesome.

Poketo Recycled Suit TotesPoketo Recycled Suit Totes

(source: Ecouterre)

Va$htie Kola in Supreme M-51 Leopard Jacket & Interview

Check out director and NYC taste maker, Va$htie Kola. She dropped by our office a few months ago, and is cool peoples. She’s been rocking her Supreme M-51 Leopard Camo jacket around town.

Vashtie1 Supreme M-51 Jacket

Supreme M-51 Leopard Camo Jacket

Vashtie3 Supreme M51 Leopard Camo Jacket

Close-up on the shades: Ray-Ban Wayfarers in Large

vashtie2-Ray-Ban Wayfarer Large sunglassesVashtie 4 - Va$htie and Ant Demby in a Members Only jacketVa$htie in her Supreme, again, with Ant Demby of dembycratic, in a vintage Members Only leather jacket

In this interview with Cash & Caviar, Va$htie talks about being a female director, her tomboy style, her collaboration on Theopillus London‘s mixtape, style icons (Denise & Claire Huxtable, Lady Miss Kier of Deee-lite, Frida Kahlo, Mary-Kate Olsen…) and more.

(source: Upscale Hype)