V.21 No.13 | 3/29/2012
A coming-of-age story about pants
By Marisa Demarco [ Fri Mar 23 2012 12:40 PM ]
The fashion bloggers at BurqueStyle have embarked upon an age-old endeavor.
You see, there comes a time in every young jerk’s life, when one might want to get the kind of job where clothes matter a little.
I’m not talking about life at the Alibi. Most days, we’re just lucky we’re all wearing pants. (To be fair, some staffers dress very nicely here. I’m not one of them.) However, if I were a lawyer defending you in a triple-homicide case, maybe you’d want me to class it up a little. Like with a hat or something.
Which brings us to Jersey punk transplant J. He once drove a car through a Home Depot. He hangs around Dumpsters, if the photos on the blog are any indication. Soon, he will be a young professional. So BurqueStyle and local clothing shop Toad Road hooked him up with some ideas.
I think it’s actually kinda hard to dress professionally but still feel like yourself if you’re coming from an counterculture background. They did nice work. And J still got a chance to point out that if you’re wearing pants that cost $180, it totally blows if you screw them up somehow. But they fit nice, he says, and feel better than the mass-produced, cookie-cutter $15 jeans dangling from plastic hangers at Walmart.
And all the better if you can support local business or avoid child-labor-made goods in the process.
BurqueStyle’s got an event happening this weekend, too. Pop Up ABQ is Saturday, 7 p.m., at the Corrales Bistro Brewery. Details here.
V.21 No.12 | 3/22/2012
The Daily Word in NCAA, Clooney and portrait gourds
By Marisa Demarco [ Fri Mar 16 2012 11:20 AM ]
Lobos victorious, will face Louisville in the second round of the NCAA tourney.
Santa Fe's Casanova con man released from jail.
Jury finds Rutgers student who spied on his gay roommate with a webcam guilty of a hate crime. His roommate committed suicide.
George Clooney arrested while protesting Sudan's president.
50 Native American foster kids in San Juan County but only two Native American foster homes.
Feds cough up $4 million to help N.M. schools that are in bad shape.
Aboriginal attorney says Rodarte's fall fashion collection is sickening.
Skip the TSA security lines after paying $100 application fee.
Martin Chavez' former roommate has been accused of embezzlement. Problem for the campaign?
Osama bin Laden sought to kill President Obama so Biden would be prez.
Senators say we'd be shocked to know how the government uses the Patriot Act.
How the music industry works.
How to make a portrait gourd.
People who hate Radiohead.
Fruit flies drink booze when they don't get laid.
V.21 No.10 | 3/8/2012
The Daily Word in Urban Outfitters, marshmallow vodka and BofA’s sneaky fees
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Mar 1 2012 11:20 AM ]
Navajo Nation suing Urban Outfitters for titling some products “Navajo.”
Arizona public schools ban Bless Me Ultima, the landmark novel by local literary legend Rudolfo Anaya.
Image of Jesus appears in a tortilla in Española.
Request your FBI file.
HuffPo article on the owner of Effex, an LGBT rights activist and a Christian Republican.
Farewell, heartthrob Davy Jones.
Recycling photos from around the world.
Understanding fluffed marshmallow vodka.
The Aquabats have a TV show.
Track down criminals with Twitter.
Bank of America rolls out even sneakier fees.
Yoga championships. It’s a thing.
The life of the robot.
V.21 No.7 | 2/16/2012
Fashion in Burque
No, for serious
By Marisa Demarco [ Tue Feb 14 2012 2:29 PM ]
Most fashion writing bugs me. It’s usually snippy, sexist, classist, racist and, above all, anti-local. Women are the primary targets of criticism, everything is absurdly expensive, and white people fashion is the right fashion. Experts usually espouse advice in line with national trends that have nothing to do with your area.
And as we all know, ours is a region with identity.
Which is why I was thrilled to see some locals doing fashion right. The good people at Burque Style embarked on a mission to document our city. (Disclosure: One of their writers, Jessica Del Curto, used to work with me at the Daily Lobo.) The site doesn’t front a nasty tone. Instead, it celebrates the local fashion of regular people.
Today, the team’s posted a boo feature showcasing couples. It’s damn cute.
V.20 No.46 | 11/17/2011
Love the L.A.N.D.
Up-cycled bags for eco-crusaders
By Maren Tarro
When Patio Screendoor (not the name his mama gave him) forgot to bring his reusable grocery bags to the market, he figured he’d simply pick one up along with his groceries. The store’s options—either too expensive or cheaply made—weren’t thrilling. “I had already replaced a few flimsy bags at this point and was determined not to own another crappy bag,” says Screendoor.
V.20 No.39 | 9/29/2011
The Daily Word in Tim Gunn, The Sucklord and teleportation
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Sep 29 2011 11:14 AM ]
Second report also clears Darren White.
Onion joke goes terribly wrong.
Tim Gunn is coming to New Mexico.
Race car champ Al Unser Jr. arrested for DWI.
12-year-old finds out she’s pregnant after sexual assault.
Chemical castration for pedophiles in South Korea.
ICE sweeps the country, picks up 2,901 undocumented immigrants, 36 in New Mexico.
Feds may challenged four state immigration laws.
The advertising genius behind “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”
Meet The Sucklord, asshole.
Online dating is hard.
Sex-toy company is launching a vibrator into space.
China’s also going to space.
The album that changed everything 20 years ago.
A dress made of cow and yak nipples.
Tiny robot rocket jumps.
45 years of KUNM.
Why rats feel like they’re being teleported all the time.
This cantaloupe thing is serious, the deadliest food-borne outbreak since 1998.
V.20 No.37 | 9/15/2011
Missoni for Target stuff unleashed today
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Tue Sep 13 2011 1:49 PM ]
Missoni’s heavily marketed=highly anticipated line of wares for big box retailer Target hit the shelves/internet today. The brouhaha was so intense, it crashed Target’s website. Admittedly, I kind of want some tumblers ... but think most of the merch is a little tacky.
V.20 No.35 | 9/1/2011
Found on Santa Fe Craigslist: red and black cotton bolero vests ($5 each)
By Laura Marrich [ Tue Sep 6 2011 12:00 PM ]
Twinsies Day at work is double the fun with this fetching pair of matching vests. Achieving that oh-so-Santa Fe look (American-
These attractive bolero vests are cotton and made in India.
V.20 No.36 | 9/8/2011
Michael L. Miller
Make Your Own Fall Wardrobe
The Designer’s Lounge adds new classes
By Summer Olsson [ Mon Sep 5 2011 12:00 PM ]
If you have a hard time finding clothes that fit you just right, or special items that suit your taste perfectly, consider learning to make your own fashions. The Designer’s Lounge, which just produced the teen fashion show Fall Into the Stars, has added new classes for September. Read this week’s Arts story to get an idea of how far these classes can take you.
One of these additions, Embellishment Crochet, starts tomorrow—and more are coming right up— so check the Designer’s Lounge website soon.
V.20 No.35 | 9/1/2011
Styling Young Fashionistas
By Summer Olsson
A sleek, glitter-caked model stalked confidently down the runway while a dozen photographers flashed and snapped. This energetic spectacle was not in Paris or Milan. It was a teen fashion show held in Albuquerque’s youth arts and entertainment community center, Warehouse 508. The focus of Fall Into the Stars was original clothing lines designed and constructed by six high-school-aged girls.
V.20 No.28 | 7/14/2011
Things I thought were a dream but actually happened: extremely pointy Mexican boots
By Laura Marrich [ Fri Jul 8 2011 12:45 PM ]
This is for real. Now let’s bring extremely pointy boots to New Mexico and combine it with planking. We’ll call it “pointing.”
V.20 No.24 | 6/16/2011
More Sassy Photos from the Alibi Pride Party
Are you featured in this slideshow?
By Summer Olsson [ Thu Jun 16 2011 9:00 PM ]
These are the rest of the shots I took last Wednesday, posted due to popular demand. And look, I learned to make a slideshow in a blog! Lookout world, lots of slideshows coming your way.
This party was extra fun, thanks in part to all the fabulous outfits.
V.20 No.21 | 5/26/2011
Fashion and Charity
By Sharla Biefeld [ Thu May 19 2011 4:41 PM ]
The extravagant hat worn by Princess Beatrice to the royal wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton, got almost as much attention as the wedding itself. The hat inspired mockery, admiration and even a Facebook page. Now Beatrice is giving up the head piece to help benefit children's charities. The bidding on eBay.com, which began this week, has now reached more than $35,000.
The auction is being overseen by Auction For A Cause and all proceeds will go to The The Little Bee Initiative, a campaign set up by Princess Beatrice. The money raised by auctioning off the hat will be split evenly between two charities, UNICEF and UK Children in Crisis.
For all of the prosperous fashionistas out there, there is still time to place your bid on this truly individual hat. The auction closes on May 22, so hurry.
V.20 No.16 |
The Daily Word 4.24.11: Deepwater anniversary; Don Cherry Jacket-Watch; McDonald's beat-down update; barking is free speech
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Apr 24 2011 11:46 AM ]
Unregistered Christians in China get arrested.
Listen to Johnny Dollar, radio serial. All 196 episodes!
Hockey Night in Canada's Don Cherry. JACKET-WATCH. This is probably the best link in this blog.
Presidential hopeful Donald Trump doesn't vote.
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig sank in the Gulf of Mexico one year ago.
Traffic stops/searches based on police detecting an odour of marijuana declared unconstitutional by Massachusetts Supreme Court.
READ THIS: Alfred Kahn's bureaucratese memo.
Awesomely bizarre "facial flex" infomercial.
Goofy Hank Crawford version of Paycheck's "Take This Job and Shove it."
V.20 No.8 | 2/24/2011
Daily Word 2.17.11: Trader Joe’s hates farm workers, global protest fever, Phil Collins Day Parade
By Laura Marrich [ Thu Feb 17 2011 12:46 PM ]
APD union is holding a “no-confidence” vote today in honor of Public Safety Director Darren White.
Peaceful protests in Bahrain crushed by modern, moderate government’s violence.
BP says Gulf oil spill settlements are too generous.
Weird food: Snack-cake sliders
Photo essay: AP photographer documents New Delhi coal scavengers.
From my sister: These porcelain dolls are amazing, creepy and expensive. (NSFW...UYWATWA)
No one cares that Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz are divorcing.
Islanders prepare to abandon their sinking country.
Of course Brooklyn had a Phil Collins Day Parade.
Hair and makeup looks from New York Fashion Week, so far.
Ubiquitous “caramel color” in sodas will give you cancer and mess with your genitals.
The secret to Trader Joe’s cheapness? The company doesn’t care about farm workers.
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