SYDNEY’S END OF SUMMER PLAYLIST

As summer comes closer to an end, we look forward to months of wools, cashmere and heavier technical fabrics, even though we can’t get enough afternoons spent on our favourite patios or lazy evenings in the park.

To bid farewell to summer and welcome autumn, we compiled this mix of some of our favourite tracks played in the shop over the past few months.

We hope you enjoy.

1. Owen Pallett – The Riverbed

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2.  Television Personalities – Part-time Punks

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3. Jonathan Richman – Springtime in New York

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4. Faust – It’s a Rainy Day (Sunshine Girl)

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5. Neurosis – Under the Surface

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6. Sonic Youth – (I Got A) Catholic Block

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SYDNEY’S RECOMMENDED: ADVANCED STYLE – MEN

What started as a personal streetstyle blog celebrating the style of chic older ladies, Advanced Style soon gained an international following. Since then, 30-year old Ari Seth-Cohen has released a book as well as a documentary film.

Working in collaboration with Nowness, Cohen shifted his lenses to the fabulous gentlemen who set their own sartorial path, with incredible results.

Featuring a former Neiman Marcus executive, Magician and several others; the gentlemen featured in the film pull together some amazing outfits with a confidence and aplomb that is certainly inspiring.

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Photos courtesy of Advanced Style

SYDNEY’S INSPIRATION – JEAN PAUL GAULTIER

The original muse, Jean Paul Gaultier’s teddy bear Nana.

We missed its Montreal debut, but caught it in Paris.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk has drawn over a million visitors on its international tour.

Organised by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the exhibition made its way onto Dallas, San Francisco, Madrid, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Brooklyn, London, Australia, and Paris.  336 pieces designed from 1976 to 2015 were on view, including 175 haute couture ensembles and ready-to wear outfits.
The exhibit was an impressive theatrical showcase of Jean Paul Gaultier’s career.
An incredible inspiration to us, Gaultier’s creations are one of the reasons why we got interested in fashion.

SYDNEY’S RECOMMENDED – THE EPIC METAL OF NEUROSIS

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We’re checking out a show tonight.

Neurosis is a post-metal band, based in Oakland, California. They formed in 1985 as a hardcore punk band, and their sound progressed towards a doom metal style that also included influences from dark ambient and industrial music as well as incorporating elements of folk music.

 

AUGUST CIVIC LONG WEEKEND HOURS

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CIVIC HOLIDAY HOURS

SUNDAY – CLOSED

MONDAY – CLOSED

We will be closed Sunday, August 2 and Monday, August 3 for the long weekend.

We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

RECOMMENDED VIEWING: STRANGER THAN PARADISE

Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, Stranger Than Paradise documents the relationships of a self-identified ‘hipster’ living in New York in the 1980’s.

Not only is the film highly entertaining and helped shape American independent cinema, it is also an extremely interesting time-capsule of fashion. Fiercely independent, Jim Jarmusch did not hire a costume designer, instead styling the characters himself.