Mr. President how do you feel about the women’s march in
San Luis Obispo
New Smyrna Beach
West Palm Beach
Truth or Consequences
Port Jefferson Station
Corpus Christi, Texas
Salt Lake City
Washington D.C. On your front door
And many, many more
2.6 million people took part in 673 marches in all 50 states and 32 countries, from Belarus to New Zealand.
Dear Mr. President,
Welcome to the revolution, you are not welcome here.
Kicking off Aretha Franklin’s birthday with this gem from the VBG archives: a shot of Ms. Franklin rehearsing with the legendary dancer and choreographer Charles “Cholly” Atkins at a dance studio in 1961. Mr. Atkins (1913-2003) created the iconic dance moves of The Temptations, Gladys Knight and the Pips and The Supremes’s famous “Stop! In the Name of Love” hand movement (!!!) The Alabama-born Mr. Atkins began his career as a vaudeville performer and was one half of the legendary dance duo Coles and Atkins with Honi Coles. In 1988, he shared a Tony Awards for choreographing the Broadway show, “Black and Blue.” Photo: Frank Driggs Collection/Getty Images.
We celebrated the beauty and power of street art that lies at the heart of the Shadowshaper Cypher series by shooting Shadowshaper and Shadowhouse Fall bookstagrams at some of our favorite street art spots in NYC and Brooklyn.
Stop 1: North 12th and Berry Street in Brooklyn
Stop 2: North 10th between Driggs Ave and Roebling Street in Brooklyn
Stop 3: 229 North 10th in Brooklyn
Stop 4: Berry Street in Brooklyn between North 12th and North 13th Stop 5: Corner of Mott St. and Kenmare St. in Manhattan Stop 6: Corner of North 8th and Bedford Ave in Brooklyn Stop 7: North 13th and Berry Street in Brooklyn
Bob Dylan and clarinetist and band leader Benny Goodman listen to legendary record producer John Hammond backstage at the taping of the special ‘The World of John Hammond’ in the studios of WTTW-TV on September 10th, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois. Frank Driggs Collection/Getty
Deep Search: Wes Anderson Inspired Looks On A Budget
Next up in my series of pulling shit from closet that kinda sorta looks like it was from a movie is the Wes Anderson catalog. I’ll be pulling from a few different films but today I did a few of my favorites (and the easiest ones for me.)
The Life Aquatic
Sweater - J. Crew Factory Lambswool ($40) Shirt - Gap Modern Oxford ($35) Cap - Red Watch Cap ($8 on Amazon) Trousers - Levi’s 511 Commuter Trousers ($45) Shoes - Adidas Samba ($50 plus the cost of modifying) Sunglasses - American Optical Aviators ($50) Watch - Orient Blue Ray on NATO ($150) Book - 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea ($8 on Amazon)
Total - $386
This was a very easy one for me. This is one of my all time favorite movies and I’ve gone as Steve Zissou for Halloween more than once. I’m a Scuba Instructor (as is my father) and I’m originally from Louisville, KY so there are a lot of jokes that really hit close to home.
BTW last time I looked that sweater was on closeout for around $20 and they still had quite a few sizes left.
In the film Steve wears a Vostok Amphibian (dubbed the Zissou if you are trying to find one on eBay.) This is probably the best bang for the buck out there as far as automatic dive watches go. This Russian made dive watch can usually be found on eBay for less than $100. I’ve had one on my wish list for ages but I have not had the chance to pick one up yet.
My wife and I as Steve and Eleanor Zissou for Halloween last year.
Jacket - St. Johns Bay ($40) Shirt - Merona Flannel ($25) Sunglasses - J Crew Factory ($12) Gloves - AEO ($13) Boots - St Johns Bay ($50) Watch - St Moritz Momentum Square One ($200) Watch Cap - AEO ($13) Socks - J Crew Factory ($8)
Total - $361
This one is pretty far from the film. A lot of the looks in Wes Anderson films are hard to pull off because the clothes are extremely bold, distinct and in many cases made for the fim. However I try to match something that gets the vibe right. I wish I had a pair of duck boots to go with this. LL Bean’s are of course back ordered for the next century. However, I’ve found a pair of Sorel’s that look pretty tempting.
Bob Balaban can rock grey sweatpants with white socks. I cannot so I replaced them with trousers. I can definitely see myself hiking around a New England Island in this outfit.
Sweater- Banana Republic ($45 on clearance) Shirt - Old Navy LS Waffle Tee ($10) Jeans - J Crew Factory Driggs ($45) Boots - Clarks Desert Mali ($140) Socks - J Crew Factory ($8) Watch - Timex Weekend on Lakehouse Leather Strap ($40) Hat - Target ($10)
Total - $298
Blanket - Pendleton ($100) I listed this separately because it’s not really a part of the outfit.
I noticed this outfit in the film because it’s pretty much what I was wearing when I went to see it for the first time. I threw the in because it’s leather strap is the closest thing I have to the shoulder straps and it works well together.
The blanket I consider frugal in that it will be something that I can pass down to my grandkids someday.
@thedancingwind Captures the Yellowstone Most Tourists Never See
Explore more of Yellowstone through Stephanie’s eyes by following @thedancingwind on Instagram.
It appears Stephanie Baker (@thedancingwind) has free range of Yellowstone National Park. But in truth, she’s on the beaten path — only at an hour few tourists dare. “If you get up before the sun when it’s 15 below there’s literally no one there,” Stephanie says. “I have actually seen Old Faithful erupt all by myself. Being alone in the park is just a matter of getting up and out super early.” No challenge for the woman who moved from New Jersey to Driggs, Idaho, to be close to the park’s action — including its wildlife. “That’s what I try to do: show beautiful animals that are worth being preserved,” Stephanie explains.