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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

fashion dog



i am taking care of my family dog Fluffy and she got a haircut during the winter so she needed a sweater and i found this turtleneck scarf that i bought in china town a couple months ago and just cut two holes for her legs and it seems to work out perfectly, looks like a beautiful loose turtleneck and makes fluffy look like a conservative woman. so i just wanted to share that with you incase you end up needing to make a dog sweater too.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

DDMMYYYY



Jesi the Elder recently had a kick-ass party to debut her latest music video at Cine-Cycle. The band that was smart enough to employ her mad skills was DDMMYYY. It was a supper fun party, the beer was cheap and I accidentally drank all the beer from my purse so I don't have many photos... but enjoy the video- it may be just as awesome as she is.


p.s. While you're online, add your voice to a peace petition.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Malayalam Film Stars Like Bikes Too

Apparently the message of the DNS's 'be-smoking-hot-on-a-bike' philosophy is spreading world wide.
Photo Stolen from my friend Jordan's blog. We met at the Vice Festival Ball. He is going to come back in a few months and do his masters at Parson's for ethical manufacturing/production. I heart him.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Remember this...?






It's baaaaaack!!! Applications for FAT (toronto alternative fashion week) 2009 are due on December 22nd and the Nightshades are working on an entry... our documentary premiered here in 2008 and it was a whole world of amazing. This year's gonna be really different and we're taking things in a new direction (think: Bike Inspired Sustainable Fashion) but just as amazing. Go here for more info about applications.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Market Crash Bash Photos

Sorry... these were long time coming!

Fierce Bambi had an awesome clothing swap at Vintage 69's by the Pound at 1234 Bloor Street West. I had lots of fun, and got to try out my new camera. Watch out John Lee!

I got some sweet gear. For FREE! Why wern't you there? Join the Facebook group to get updates.

Caption: "Meaghan, just remember I have a truck-load of photos of you that you don't want posted!!!!" The fabulous Nadja Sayej.

I took a photo of photographer Alejandro Collados-Nuez. Ha! Zee hunter becomes zee hunted!
Lookie all these people!

Ain't Fierce Bambi a beauty?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

ho ho ho.

winter time = hibernation. And yet surprisingly for me, hibernation = procrastination too. Like right now.

Right now I should be working on a fellow nightshades tattoo design…. but instead I am going to write on here. This is because a) I am easily distracted b) everything I draw looks terrible (tomorrow. i promise nam. for real. promise).

Winter also = CHRISTMAS. Probably my favorite holiday. Maybe more so, since i stopped working retail.

But you know whats crazy about christmas time. Annually, North Americans spend over 450 BILLION dollars on the holidays. Our continent alone. Every. Year. I don’t even really know how to wrap my head around that number.

Here’s another crazy stat. Do you know what the estimated cost of making clean water available to the entire world? Around 10 – 13 billion. Still a rather large number… and yet not in perspective.

Don’t get me wrong. I love Christmas. I love presents. But maybe it’s time we rethink our gifting. Rethink the way we’re spending our 450 billion dollars, if we’re going to spend it. To buy green. Buy used. Buy fair trade. Buy locally.

Or maybe just buy less. Make more? We’re all crafty DIY kids. What better a time then now, to put our skills to use.

…and hey, if it comes to boxing day and you’ve still got some spare cash floating around you didn’t spend on presents. Here's a pretty neat way to spend it too...I know. I know. Everyone gets scared away when anything’s remotely religious. But come on, it’s christmas time. EVERYTHING’S remotely religious. Get over it. They’re doing good stuff.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Bicycle Etiquette



Jennie Rutz dropped by Life Drawing at Buy the Pound this week, and drew some fantastic pics of Meg if she was a Disney character!!! Then she told us about her blog, Bicycle Etiquette and we flipped out. Bicycle Etiquette is her idea for an animated tv show about girls who travel the globe on bicycles... sounds amazing Jennie!

Phil Sparks Studio Warming Party




Politics

So... the whole Coalition thing bumped CBC from airing Fierce Bambi's Vintage 69 appearance last night. Boo.

But- Democracy is important here people. Inform yourself about what's going on, even if it's for 5 minutes. These arse-holes in politics count on your apathy and lack of information to get away with some really gross stuff that may actually be an infringement upon your constitutional rights.

This is how fascism starts people. Lord Acton put it well, "Absolute power corrupts absolutely."

So while this whole coalition thing may suck, like spending more tax money and taking attention away from awesome DSN vintageness, it's important that we actively practice democracy, and call our politicians out on their shit.

(I heart cheesy generational montages.)


Generation WE: The Movement Begins... from Generation We on Vimeo.

Monday, December 1, 2008

WHAT'S A GIRL TO DO.

Clearly, not new news. However, I was reminded of this video the other night, riding home through bellwoods, watching my breath hang in the air, and wishing (as I always do) for the accompaniment of a choreographed bmx dance routine. One day... one day.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Old Work...

I was going through some old work... and I found this old gem! It was a shoot for a school project, called 'Waiting'. It was just that whole concept where waiting for the season to start in fall is the worst part... you just want to give'r.

It's Namtron on her rad custom-made lowrider before it was stolen last year. (Fuck you Igor.)

Riiiight....



Who buys an SUV and then goes "I've got a great idea, eh? How's about I write 'B Cycle' on my licence plate so that while I'm driving around in my fucking enormous car, I can promote sustainable living and healthy lifestyles! Win win, eh?"

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Paris! Bikes! Cheap!




Okay so apparently the Velib program in Paris is taking off... it looks amazing and incredibly accessible not to mention the coolest bike design I've ever seen. Go and check out the entire article at Copenhagen Cycle Chic here.

Christmas Wish List...



Tuesday, November 25, 2008

hahahahahaha.....

Thank you to Danielle Meder form Final Fashion who sent me the most HILARIOUS Deadly Nightshade related comic. If you are not familiar with her fabulousitiness, you should be. (If you can't really read the comic, just click on it and it goes big...)



By: This is First Dog On The Moon Cartoons

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

London Cycle Chic





It's not very often I find a new blog that I want to read everyday. I spend alot of time on www.finalfashion.ca and of course I love to read Showstudio and Diane Pernet. But I just found a London cycling blog called London Cycle Chic that has all of my Great Blog requirements: good pictures, a sense of place, lots of links and magazine article scans and it's own look. I think I have a new blog crush...

http://londoncyclechic.blogspot.com/

Thursday, November 20, 2008

BAM!

So... remember that post i made about the amazing art exhibit in a bar in NY?

Well, guess who is featured in the NOW gift guide...


BAM!

oh yeah, oh yeah!
Told you they were fabulous.

getspringloaded.com

it's official.


The Deadly Nightshades are a bike gang, complete with tattoos!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

TED Talks

"What does the blogosphere actually do for us in terms of accessing collective intelligence?... The premise of the wisdom of crowds, is that under the right conditions, groups can be remarkably intelligent, and they can actually be smarter than even the smartest person within them."



James Surowiecki pinpoints the moment when social media became an equal player in the world of news-gathering: the 2005 tsunami, when YouTube video, blogs, IMs and txts carried the news -- and preserved moving personal stories from the tragedy.

And this is feakin' cute.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

night of the treeple


I just stumbled across this great project which is a collab between Hurley and this guy Alex Pardee. A little fashion, a little horror, all in a days work.

check it!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I decied I was going to find a new way of life. So I...

This is my new calming song (yes, BIG RED needs to calm herself sometimes...), and the video also makes me happy, thought I might share.

Sunworshipper by MYLO

Style.com + Precyclers

I LOVE this article on Style.com

Hahaha... the article is bitchy about environmentalism! Sweet! That's my kind of environmentalism, not some fuzzy earth mother shit- more of the kind of environmentalism where you make fun of people for being dumb and tacky if they don't get sustainable design, and how aweosme it is. *Sigh* love it... when fashion truly meets environmentalism...

p.s. packaging sucks. Nancy Regan got it wrong- "Just say no to PACKAGING."

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Night at the CADBURY!

OH, my so much chocolate!
(yes this is a chocolate fountain... there were many of them)


Cadbury threw their annual Chocolate Couture Collection earlier this evening. Ten designers were chosen to find inspiration from ten different countries then create a chocolate masterpiece! (With the skillful aid of Chocolatetier, Jenn Stone) Here's an inside look at the goods!


Philip Sparks' Canadian Courier de Bois

Andrew Majtenyi's Celtic Coquette

Greta Consantine's Thai Temptress

Hoax Couture's Maharaja of Cadbury

To see the more check out fashion television, E talk, or Canada AM!!

Oh! and I could never let you go without getting a glimps at the CADBURY MEN ;)