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In The Know: Kid Sister releases Ultraviolet album

In culture, In the Know on November 17, 2009 at 9:00 pm

It’s been a long time comin’ for the kid, but the girl with the pro nails has finally released her much anticipated (if that’s the right word) album – Ultraviolet.

The album is available via iTunes, Amazon, the Fool’s Gold online store, and she’s coming hard with a bunch of tour dates too (but unfortunately it looks like it’s US-based only, check it on on her myspace).

We’ll have to see if the momentum is still there, the hipster market isn’t the most loyal bunch, you know.

She’s also having an album release party tonight in NYC. DJ sets include A-Trak, Nick Catchdubs, DRek Martinez and more. Information below.

Who: Kid Sister

What: “Ultraviolet” Release Party

When: Wednesday, November 18th / 11pm

Where: Griffin
50 Gansevoort Street
(Btwn 9th Ave + Greenwich), New York, NYC 10014

Ultraviolet Track Listing:

1. Right Hand Hi
2. Life On TV
3. Big n Bad
4. Step feat. Estelle
5. ‘Let Me Bang 2009
6. Pro Nails feat. Kanye West
7. Daydreaming feat. Cee-Lo
8. Switch Board feat. DJ Gant-Man
9. 54321
10. Get Fresh
11. You Ain’t Really Down
12. Control

One to Watch: Supertrash

In designer, Fashion, One to Watch on November 17, 2009 at 8:40 pm

It all sounds quite complicated: an LA-based fashion line launches in 2003 quickly teaming with a Netherland-based rep and becoming a sort of, well, double agent… so to speak. But that’s exactly what happened in the scenario of Supertrash; and that’s also why it emphasizes “Born in L.A.” on the website. originally headed by Ava Riley, Supertrash composed of contemporary dresses and sweatpants and Amsterdam-based Olcay Gulsen came in as distributor. Now, Olcay owns the line as well as it’s online e-Commerce shop and the line has flourished into dresses, knits,coats, glam and rock.

Supertrash regularly makes an appearance at Amsterdam Fashion week and hit New York Fashion Week this past February, they’re releasing a perfume and they have a quarterly magazine. They recently made British pop star Pixie Lott the face of their Spring/Summer 2010 campaign, and Rihanna’s also been seen sporting the line.

For more information, visit:

In The Know: Vivienne Westwood Anglomania x Selfridges – catwalk show s/s 2010

In designer, Fashion, In the Know on November 17, 2009 at 7:29 pm

last night, London’s favorite department store Selfridges, held an exclusive fashion showcase for Vivienne Westwood Anglomania in its car park. It was a night of fashion grunge meets the fashion elite as many British slebrities were in attendance including pop artist Tracey Emin and Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts all sat cluttered side-by-side in the dark and dingy (but artistically wonderful) setting. Daisy Lowe, opened the catwalk looking intently fashionable; the collection celebrated punk couture and Dame Westwood as she sat alongside her husband Andreas Kronthaler, in the front row.

In the Know: Sophie Theallet wins CFDA Fashion Fund

In designer, France, In the Know on November 17, 2009 at 6:57 pm

I have to congratulate any burgeoning fashion designer given a chance to make it in the fierce world of fashion. In this case, French couturier Sophie Theallet is one of the very few lucky ones. She’s been winning awards in fashion since she was 18 and has even been given big breaks by designing a collection for Paris-based department store le Printemps, and working under Jean-Paul Gaultier and Azzedine Alaia. It all worked in her favour, she recently won the $200,00o cash prize and mentorship under the Council of Fashion Design of America/Vogue for the next year. Just what a fashion star needs.

Her line is available at Joseph (London), Barney’s (NYC) and online at

In the Know: Reebok Celebrate 20 Years of Pump

In Fashion, In the Know, London on November 17, 2009 at 6:19 pm

If you’re in the London area and you love sneakers, there’s a party happening. But not just any party, it’s the sneaker party of all sneaker parties. Sneaker head honcho Reebok is celebrating 20 years of pump in a super exclusive party happening in East London.

Word around town is that there’s free drinks  and a DJ Set  from Jezebel Soundsystems AKA Jade Jagger & Dan Williams. Good luck getting in though, it’s strict invitation only and you’ve gotta be on the list. Prissy heels need not apply!

Who: Reebok

What: Celebrating 20 Years of Pump

When: Thursday, November 18. 8PM to 12AM.

Where: Reebok Lounge. 6-8 Great Eastern Street, London, UK EC2 3NT.

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Flash Back: Grace Coddington on the Cover of British Vogue August 1962

In Fashion, Flash Back, Icon on November 17, 2009 at 12:22 am

There she is in all her gorgeousness. Grace Coddington gt her start as a fashion model destined to be the next “it girl”. With her sultry eyes and fiery red mane, she graced countless amounts of fashion spreads. But she almost lost her modelling career due a fatal car accident;  luckily, she had reconstructive surgery (her eyelid was sliced off), and was back in full-throttle in the early `60s.

As time would have it, Ms. Coddington wou;d stay in the fashion world, but this time behind the lense. She went on to become British Vogue’s Junior Fashion Editor, then was whisked off to Calvin Klein in America before joining Anna Wintour at US Vogue in 1988. She’s been there ever since.