Archive for July, 2010

30
Jul
10

Lets get some shoes

Shoes..shoes…shoes…a person can never have enough. Although most women have a soft spot for that special pair of Manolo Blahniks or Jimmy Choos, I wanted to focus on the other gender’s love for an awesome pair of kicks.

Here are examples of some fashionable footwear modeled by ultra famous superstars that I shouldn’t mention their names for privacy issues (and mobs of screaming fans)….but I will! Most of these pictures come from the residual store of Capitol Hill Block Party photos still floating around on my camera. There was so much to choose from, and narrowing down to these few was difficult – but well worth the wait, if you ask me!

our very own Sunny Nguyen. He keeps it fresh.

sneaks of Mr. Will Canine, whose sister did all the sketching. Keepin' it real.

They don't call them kicks for nothing!

Thomas in the latest claw-wear

30
Jul
10

A post of reiteration

THE FUTURE

Hey folks- we’re just checking in to make sure that you remember that Today is the Day. The Day for what? The Day for you to submit your application to write for Hella Bus. The new Hella Bus, that is. You see that picture up top? That’s what THE FUTURE looks like. THE FUTURE of writing. THE FUTURE of Internet (, a network called). You can be a part of it, dear friend and reader.

Here’s the deets. We can’t wait to hear from you!

29
Jul
10

Would you like fries with that?

Behold: the future of fashion.

The words “models” and “food” don’t necessarily end up in the same sentence too often, but that seems to be changing (thank goodness!). In recent years, fashion houses and high end designers have taken cross-merchandising to an all new level by making forays into the food industry. High end labels are cashing in on this new trend, and the result is the emergence of a surprising “classic American” influence in the European market.

Since the Euro’s devaluation and the Greek financial crisis, Europe has looked towards it’s long-time friend and rival (it’s a love/hate thing) America for inspiration and, (dare we say) revival. Ralph Lauren, the classic American icon, recently opened a 13,000 square foot flagship store in Paris complete with a restaurant respectively called “Ralph’s”. Hamburgers and fries will be served on the boulevard of St. Germain, the ground zero for the mish mash of food and fashion, and home of notable cafes such as Flore.

Lauren expects only the highest of quality for his customers, so naturally the Angus beef is shipped from his ranch in Colorado. As if the American cuisine wasn’t enough of a blow for our baugette lovers, Ralph enlisted the help of Danny Meyer of Union Square Hospitality Group to teach the all-French staff how to properly prepare American classics such as fried chicken and mashed potatoes.

"it has been my dream to have my shadow on a diet coke bottle"

Another Euro/American meeting of the minds (and stomachs) comes from Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, who has designed a limited edition diet coke bottle adorned with his silhouette and signature. Diet Coke has been Lagerfield’s favorite beverage, as he also is known to employ Diet Coke-specific butlers, which seems a tad more specialization than the profession necessarily calls for. Diet Coke (or Coca-Cola Light if you are in the Euro-zone) has been an American export for decades. Given their newly Frenchified twist, it only stands to reason that the Lagerfield design sets itself apart, and indeed, his bottles come in a stylish box, with a bottle opener discretely hidden in one of the drawers.

Indeed, given these steps, one wonders where this process could end? Nabisco pulling a Target and bring Issac Mizrahi back from wherever he is to design boxes? McDonald’s following Ryan Air’s lead and going with designer uniforms? Could be anything – and given the way fashion surrounds and defines our lives, we can only assume this trend will continue and accelerate.

28
Jul
10

breaking news: blogger wears plaid flannel shirt

local blogger peter johnson

Locals are advised to remain calm.

28
Jul
10

Bus + You + a network called “Internet”

it's changing everything...

“Internet”… it is changing everything… including you. Because you too can contribute to “Internet.” How? How do you do this you ask? By joining Hella Bus. Hella Bus is a “site” on “Internet” that puts out information about culture and politics. What’s that you say? You use “Internet” to “down-load” culture and politics? Rad! Write for Hella Bus! (The early admission deadline is Friday… so jump on it!)

Here’s all the deets. We’ll see you soon… don’t get stuck in the tubes.

27
Jul
10

Block Party Rap Up!!

no shirt, no shoes, but we do pledge to vote

Three Days, Eighty-two bands, and one Washington Bus! We made some music, made some money, and some of us found models for wives. Its a new year (on Capitol Hill) and I’m glad to be here. Let us push the button and start the show, parties don’t stop and parties don’t care….this is not not a stick-up but we got our hands in the air!!

And yes, those are all lyrics from Block Party bands – points if you can name them in the comments! But we digress, on to the fashion…

Continue reading ‘Block Party Rap Up!!’

27
Jul
10

Words + Internet + You + Bus

simulation of Bus reaction to your recieved application

= Win. We’re still taking applications (’til Friday!) for those who want to write for Hella Bus. Because it’s hella fun and it will be hella helpful in making you a hella good writer.

And the cool thing about applying right now is that you get to be part of a blog on the rise- you get to set the standard for quality, quantity, and quirkiness (?) that will be Hella Bus… in THE FUTURE. Which you can and will be a part of. Because the Bus is all about the future. Children are the future.

What’re we talking about again? Oh, never mind. Just read the Post of Announcement for all the details.