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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Rock The Band Tee
As of last night we were going through my husbands closet sorting through getting rid of his many out dated clothing items. Even though he fought me tooth and nail over those old double denim JNCO floor sweeper jeans from 1999, it got me thinking as shirt after shirt I shook my head and motioned to the no way get rid of it now pile. In a loving kind way of course. If you are at all familiar with us and this site you would know of our passion and love for music from 90's grunge 70's rock to punk rock and a plethora more of course. We have wanted to make a site that encompassed all of this with our handcrafted items. So to the point this got me thinking of the power of the band tee. It never goes out of style you can not really go wrong it shows who and what your taste in music is and let's face it unless it is a Hanson tee (if you are a 90's kid you would know this was the mmmbop 3 brother band that was a flash in the pan band ). Ok an NSYNC tee too although I may give a dude mad props for rocking that it would actually be kinda funny, but at the end of the day it is going to be bye,bye, bye. See you can not go wrong even with a bad band most people would find it amusing am I crazy?
Anyways shirt after shirt the words out dated and douchy kept being called out as we went through my husbands closets, but the band tees were all keepers. Every single one was a hell yes put that in the keeper pile, why do you not wear that more often. How many ways can you rock the band tee?
Let's find out. This will be a two part blog with first giving the many options of rocking a band tee for the gals first then the second blog will be for the guys.
Tee's For The Chica's
We will do summer time options seeing as how it is summer. Believe it or not but a band tee and maxi skirt are a great casual go to option. It is perfect for a night out with friends to a dinner date or your summer music festival. It has an effortless edgy easy girl feel not as in easy to get in bed, easy as in she we do not take two hours to get ready. Even though you may. There is a couple of tricks to keep the look flattering unless you are pin thin you could look a bit boxy depending on how you style it or how your band tee or tank is cut. Tying it in a knot in the front or back, can show off the curve of your waist or if your are comfortable showing your tummy go the way of the crop top band tee or tie your knot higher in the center. For this look here I tied my trapeze Aerosmith tank in the back, and paired it with a black sheer 'm' slit maxi skirt with shorts built in. It is comfortable and so perfect for summer. We added our black leather fringe rocker bag with our spiked out strap to bad ass it up.
The Band T & Maxi Skirt
More Band Tee Outfit Options
The classic band tee and jean or cut off shorts look. The perfect festival or just plain everyday rocker summer fashion staple. You can do it as in the all powerful band tee with bell bottoms to skinny jeans, from destroyed and tattered to dark and light wash. You can tie it in a knot if it is a looser one or rock the fitted band tees and tanks. Personally I like the fitted ones better for my body shape and size but that is just me do whatever floats your boat. This is fashion made simple and easy and always looks great. It makes a statement of who you are and what you like. I would avoid people who wear Slipknot tee shirts as it warns me that they may be a serial killer or just someone that may not entirely be sound of mind I know not to judge a book by it's cover but sometimes there are some warning signs and that may be one of them lol. Here are some denim and band tee rocker boho festival fashion concept outfit ideas.
Going vintage for this rock it 70's style look with paired a hippie flare jean and a
The Band Tee & Boyfriend Jean. We knotted this band tank in the back and added a black vintage belt. Paired with our black leather obsidian arrowhead choker and our signature logo leather fringe rocker bag.
A Rolling Stones T shirt paired with some cut offs a plaid flannel shirt wrapped around the hips for that good old fashion 90 's fashion feel topped of with our red flower crown, long leather fringe cuff and handcrafted leather rocker tote bag.
The Pencil Skirt Band Tee Rocker Outfit
The mighty power of the faux black leather pencil skirt. O how I love you pencil skirt. Having grown up watching Grease it has always had a deep rooted place in my fashion style. It is a classic and will never die a fashion death or be out of style. I love this because it a casual way to rock the pencil skirt and in a edgy more rocker style. Initially the pencil skirt was kinda the bad girl skirt while all the good girls were wearing the flouncy poodle skirt the bad asses like Rizo and Cha-Cha were tearing it up fashion wise. It does not have to be faux leather especially if you are wearing it in summer. My legs felt like they were going to melt off into a puddle of a green wicked witch acidic waste who just had a bucket of water thrown on her. 10 minutes outside in Las Vegas shooting in the dead of summer with this thing on was uncomfortable. Try a denim one or any solid color that is breathable fabric and save the pleather for fall. Fashion tip of the day that you already probably knew but hey you never know.
The Suede Mini & Band Tee
The suede button front mini is another classic staple that has been around since the 60's with it being hot in 70's and with frequent comebacks in fashion on and off since then. It is a classic hippie boho staple that most boho rocker fashion gals will already have in their closet. You can do faux or real genuine suede and either buy vintage or new. Go hunt one down in used thrift stores or shop online and in the mall. We put our faux suede mini with a Guns & Roses tee shirt which we knotted in the front to give a more flattering look paired with some studded clogs which are by the way some of the most comfortable shoes ever. Add some turquoise accessories for a more boho splash to the look. We added one of my personal collection pieces of flat turquoise and white stones that I made. We also paired it with our black leather rocker clutch that is up on our site.
There you have it ladies all the many ways to kick fashion ass while rocker your personal favorite bands tees. Have a great fashionable summer and rock on..
Staying Fresh and New with New Years Day
Not all band T-shirts have to be some nostalgic throw back to yesteryear. Bands that your moms and dads got drunk and stoned seeing and possibly conceived you at really just shows you might be trying to be trendy. Wearing an Eagles Tee without even knowing a band members name? Lame and you may be called out on it.
Nothing says that you are in the now than staying somewhat current and fresh with new cutting edge and trending artists and bands. None other comes to mind than New Years Day out of Hollywood California.
Led by the fierce and soulful vocals of Ash Costello backed by the thunderous chops of guitarist Nikki Misery they have some great new band T shirt designs. It will keep you one up on the competition and keep people guessing. Nothing is more complimentary to your style and what you wear than imitation. You can check out their shop over at New Years Day Merch Aside from coming out with some ass kicking new music they are some down to earth good hard working people that do it for their passion and have gotten to tour with acts such as Marilyn Manson and Rammstein ! Sure you can find them at Hot Topic and the like but nothing helps out the artist like going direct to them.
Having been raised in what you could consider a hotel type living as our home was pretty much a revolving door for guests around the world to come and stay. I was exposed to many various cultures and grew to appreciate and love it. We also traveled a lot my mother always having that adventure bug flowing through her veins. She scrimped and saved every penny so we could travel to Europe and many other fascinating and truly beautiful country's. Having a taste for all this at a young age sparked a love and deep appreciation for the cultural diversity of our world. Now being a mother myself this is something a gift an appreciation I want passed down to my son. With life and business, travel has not been very accessible. So how is one either on a budget or just with daily life that is not able to jet set and see the amazing world that surrounds us to do it?
Well here in Las Vegas on May 7th is the Ohana Festival @ The Springs Preserve. Commemorating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and highlighting the importance of 'ohana (family) in Pacific Island cultures, the Springs Preserve 'Ohana Festival event will feature great food, live music, performances by local hula schools, cultural workshops, island crafts activities, an outdoor luau with kids games, and more!
Family Culture Travel & Food
Other than art and designing theses are my core staples to life or a happy one at least. Family being number one and all else falling in line behind. Enjoying these diversity's in life with my family is a utopia in the greatest sense. Seeing, eating and learning things of something other than our normal everyday life to me is like a mini vacation. Going to an ethnic restaurant which is typically the only type I do go to, seeing as how it refreshes and recharges my soul for the onslaught of the everyday living. Having had the chance to go to Hawaii once on the big island getting to stay on the Kona side and Hilo side it was love at first site. Now prior to this we had an influx of our Hawaiian friends come stay with us and was previously exposed to all there wonderful culture and especially their food. Having been taught some traditional dances as well was just icing on the cake. I was hooked and smitten, head over heels in love with the diversity that could be find everywhere you poke your head.
Flowers, hospitality, truly amazing spirits and bonds with family was the essence portrayed by our friends from Hawaii. Now having the chance to give my son a glimpses at this right here in our backyard, well hell's bells yes.
We had such a beautiful afternoon experiencing this festival with our family. Our almost 4 year old son had a blast. It was very kid friendly. They had a ton of hula hoop and free bubbles for all the kids and even a bubble machine at the front of the stage. It was so cute watching all the kids have so much fun, and seeing my own son attempt to hula. He was not very successful but he still had a blast trying.
We were actually blown away by the band. Who rocked out the classics such as The Eagles Hotel California. Both my husband and I being huge lovers of music were quite impressed. Guitar solo was nailed. The only regret was we did not catch the band early enough. Apparently they play locally and will be sure to catch them at an upcoming venue. We did miss their name as dark clouds loomed and our train ride was boarding. Seeing as how they play here around Vegas, if you know there name please type it in the comments for us. Thank you..
Now I have to say but take this in context seeing as we do not eat meat and Hawaiian food is largely heavily meat based. The food at least the pad Thai that was available from a Thai restaurant was just about the worst thing I have ever put in my mouth. I have had some unique foods even the swan lobe soup our Haitian friends made was for more tasty and edible that this rubber overly sweet so called pad Thai that tasted like fruit roll up. I know fruit roll ups are supper yummy this was not. It swiftly went into the trash.The fish tacos where slightly better but still overly sweet even with a ton of sriracha on it. Now the more traditional Hawaiian food they had their may have in fact been a lot better , but it was not friendly towards our Pescetarian diet.
We ended the day with a train ride around the Preserve that was the perfect end and made our little boy o so happy. They explained about the springs, and how it brought life and green to the valley, even going back to the history of the woman who owned the land and sold it all for something like $70,000 back at the turn of the century. Or something to the effect of a million dollars today.
Being a designer I am a huge fashion lover and mass clothing hoarder. I live to collect clothing. Fashion is the armor the take on ever day life. It gives us the confidence to do extraordinary things. When I look good I feel good. Expressing your identity without saying a word is bold and powerful. What does your fashion say about you. Are funny and flirty. Free spirited ? Do you love music do your rock out hard. Are you a hippie at heart? All these things can be said about you by just what you choose to put on in the morning before venturing out to you days activity's. It can also express our every mood. Unfortunately our clothing can be the first impression that one has of us. Although I do not agree with it it is how the majority of peoples minds work. What first impression are we giving and do we even really care as long as its not a first date meeting of the parents or a job interview who the hell cares what that first impression. Personal I say be free wear what you want what you like. Here are some awesome things and brands that you may or may have not heard of yet, but they have some great stuff.
Some top picks from each brand that have some absolutely wonderful fashion offerings that are no doubt going to satisfy your fashion thirst for an outfit.
The brands are
Nightwalker is an all killer no filler fashion label. They create clothes you will enjoy wearing and that will bring out your inner super hero.
Their moto " Life is serious, Your clothes do not have to be"
Such an awesome brand with a great mantra. It has an edgy modern future rocker look and feel to there effortless designs. I love brands that have fun with fashion and find a unique avenue of expressing that. This is super hero fashion. Bring out your inner bad ass with there looks. Here are some of their designs and clothing.
Is the Element Jumpsuit for $140
Bait & Switch Mini Original $80 but on sale now for $50
Saloon Skirt $180
Raga Clothing Brand
Raga was founded by the Chaudry family in 2012. It is a modern Bohemian brand. There use of pattern and there cut has effortlessly flowing free spirit style. The use of vintage looking rage patterns cut and fashioned with modern designs gives this brand a very different look. This is the ultimate brand for the boho hippie chic free spirit gal.
Golden Meadow Top $163
Down The River Wrap Dress $162
Fairy Dust Cut Out Maxi Dress $106
Established in 2012, Selfie Leslie is an Australian based group of creative designers who create beautiful, unique and affordable pieces for women. Starting out, Selfie Leslie dreamt of becoming the number one women's fashion wholesaler in Australia. Now that they accomplished that in 2015 they launched in the US.
They have a very modern sexy flirty vibe, with little splash of boho. A very on trend brand with a plethora of looks for any of us fashion hording loving females. The great thing about there designs is you add your either rocker or boho edge to almost any of the clothing depending on how you choose to accessorize it.
1. Taya Maxi Dress $75
2. Nella Mini Dress $69
3. Armin Maxi dress $75
1. Helena Mini Grey Dress $65
2. Dewill Black Dress $69
3. Grisha Khaki Dress $75
Lip Service Clothing Brand
"We've got a team in our warehouse comprised of a bunch of misfits who are still punk rock "kids" at heart. We all work as a family and contribute in our own idiosyncratic ways to make Lip Service® a super unique brand for individuals and independent thinkers! We take pride in doing everything ourselves, from the designs to the photo shoots, the marketing to the website, and we never forget our influences of raucous music and a hardcore attitude! We're selling to boutiques all around the globe so that we can influence others with our unique, one-of-a-kind styles no matter where they are or where they shop! Oh, and even though our styles nowadays run the gamut from the vinyl and strapped down Fetish Classics' to the soft and worn in Blacklist', it's still signature Lip Service® and always will be!"
They are working on getting a website up currently. One of the better known punk brands out there. They can go to the extreme trashy side of punk but also have the cult basics and classic with a bad ass edge. Personal the main thing I shop from them for is their jackets. They are seriously unrivaled. Even my husband was jealous of my buys from them. They also have some fucking killer Post Apocalyptic clothing. If you are doing any festival type stuff and have a fairly broad budget you will want to take a peek. Since they do not yet have a website there are various online spots to buy. I bought both my jackets on eBay and will be buying my third this week. Here are the 3 amazing jackets I have. I now it summer but I could not pass up these bad boys. This is heat stroke worthy fashion at its best.
My Ebay Lip Service Jacket Finds
Lip service Leather Bell Pant Click on Picture to View Them
One Teaspoon Clothing Brand
I have nothing but, Love love and more love for this clothing brand. JAMIE BLAKEY, The FOUNDER/CREATIVE DIRECTOR of One Teaspoon seems to be one heck of a gal. Staying true to her and her brands identity and consistently turning out kick ass awesome laid back rocker fashion. She knows her customer she who they are and what they want. From Fergie to Beyonce' wearing her designs she has built a fashion empire. A women after my own heart this is how she describes her brand-" Our collections are damn big and diverse. I guess industry folk would call it "high-end street" or “contemporary” but I don’t like to pigeonhole what we do because I feel we offer something for everyone. The best description of the label I could provide actually came to me in a letter from a fan of the brand that said One Teaspoon was “FANTASTICALLY REBELLIOUS, SEX-INFUSED OLD SCHOOL ROCK & ROLL GLAMOUR”. Ha! I like that.- Jamie Blakey
Laid back rebel wear fashion. Known for their denim offerings but having o so much more. Check out these from ther collection up now on their site.
Leather Cadillac Skirt $227
Sweet Haze Wrap Dress $136
Black Bird Loft Pant $126
Thanks for reading hope you found some killer new fashion trends styles and finds !