Somewhere between the mambo and the cumbia, NPR Music picked up on the sartorial side of the y la Orkesta tribe. A.J. Wilhelm shot this GQ-worthy photo series, which wound up in a nifty Instagram bundle.
The photos were taken at an in-store performance at Friends and Neighbors, a lifestyle boutique on boho-trendy East César Chávez Street. Even Austin's laundromats are venues during SXSW, so it's no surprise to find our hometown boys surrounded by all the next new old things east of I-35. Tucson boutiques, take note; you're ahead of style.
In case you missed it or just didn't get enough glitz and glamour after watching the Emmy's, no worries! There's more fashion coming soon, closer to home and attending will contribute to a good cause.
The Monte Carlo inspired fashion show put on by the Tucson Ladies Council will take guests down their very own red carpet (so dress to impress!), serve divine Mediterranean cuisine, be deejayed by 94.9 MIXfm’s Bobby Rich and, of course, exhibit a runway show featuring "local retailers, vintage collections and unique brands like Burt Keeter from Project Runway."
It's their ninth annual event and in all the years of running they've managed to raise over $700,000 to benefit Tu Nidito Children & Family Services.
The Monte Carlo Fashion Show is being held at Casino Del Sol on Saturday, Sept. 28th. For more information and to purchase tickets click here: http://www.tunidito.org/events/tucson-ladies-council-fashion-show.
The apparel choices for the discerning UA football fan are many, as long as it involves red or blue.
For students, you can go with the standard-issue Zona Zoo shirts provided as part of your club membership (but remember that, if you walk out of Arizona Stadium early while wearing a tee that states "Zona Zoo Stays The Entire Game" on the back is like having your back bedazzled with a Kick Me sign) or you can try to be a fashionista and turn said shirt into a dress, a skirt, a tube top — still waiting for the homemade thong to pop up at some point — to show your support for the Wildcats.
It's a little more simple for us adults, though. The choices usually are just a matter of which of our many red or blue UA-themed tops clog our closets.
But thanks to the almighty Nike, you can also include "dress like head coach Rich Rodriguez and his stable of like-dressed assistants and interns do on the sidelines" in your options.
As long as you're willing to cough over the ridiculous prices quoted for what's basically a polo and an adjustable hat:
I'm sure there are some nice perks to donning these swanky threads on game day. Maybe you'll be mistaken for a graduate assistant — assuming you're wearing the requisite khakis, which amazingly haven't been co-opted by Nike and released for sale — and get to roam the sidelines with RichRod and his band of ">merry Hard edge cowboy coaches.
You might also get to help influence the color choice of the man himself, since apparently (Fake) RichRod is notoriously uncertain about whether to go red, blue or white and often takes to Twitter to gauge public opinion:
Happy shopping, folks! Pardon me while I abstain, partly for the desire to not have to wear polos unless absolutely necessary and also as part of my ongoing protest due to the ridiculous fact that the red UA baseball jerseys still aren't for sale.
Hipsters and frat guys, rejoice! The end to your days of constantly retying the leather laces on your boat shoes is in sight.
Four University of Arizona grads have come together to create DockClips. Last year, while enrolled in UA's Eller College of Management, the creators got a grant from the University for research and development.
The clips, which are designed for use solely with leather laces, snap over a traditional knot and prevent the laces from untying. The campaign says it's been three months since they put the clips on their shoes and the laces are still tied. (Meanwhile, 5-year-olds everywhere are emptying their piggy banks and investing with dreams of playtime free from mom double knotting their laces).
The four founders were frat brothers and they plan to use Greek letters on the clips. The campaign video says they're excited to provide a solution to "a problem that people in Greek life have had for years."
They're looking to fund the project through a Kickstarter campaign.
The fundraising campaign ends July 14. For $100(!) you can get a pair of DockClips featuring the boat logo, but for a mere $250(?!) you can get a custom design. Now, the custom design is a Kickstarter-only perk. However, once the business is up and running for real, the product is expected to retail for $18-$25 (but go ahead and spend the extra $80-$230 to get them a few months early with a super snazzy sunglass strap). And, don't worry ladies, a smaller version for women's laces is in the works.
As the campaign says, life's too short to tie your shoes more than once.
“Trashion Fashion” is recycling in style—reusing items and clothing to create art, jewelry, attire and objects for the home.
David Aguirre, the creator of the Presidio Fashion Exchange, believes that now is the time for Tucson creatives to strut their fashion stuff.
Aguirre started the Presidio Fashion Exchange in September—but this is not your usual clothing swap. Instead, the event is based on recycling, re-purposing and reusing.
Aguirre said that items that have outlived their original purpose are considered trash—but look at them from a new perspective, and they can often be re-purposed into new forms of beauty and use.
The event is a creative market, with a variety of artsy, re-purposed and recycled items. It’s a place to display work, pick up odds and ends, and get ideas on ways to reuse and re-purpose.
Tucson area artists and designers are invited to sell work at the fashion exchange. It’s free to set up a booth, and chairs and tables are provided.
“This is a group of like-minded creatives advocating recycling and re-purposing, and showing that fantastic beauty can be the result,” said Aguirre.
The event is free, and items cost anywhere from $1 to $100.
There is also be a District Clothing Trade table, featuring clothing that is ready to be passed on and recycled. Bring at least five items, and take as many new-to-you items as you will use.
The Presidio Fashion Exchange takes place most Saturday mornings, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the Dinnerware Artspace Parking Lot, 425 W. Sixth St. For more information, search for “Presidio Fashion Exchange” on Facebook.
Tucson is full of fashionable-quirky people. Here are a few we spotted this week as well as a few tips to boot.
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Ever wonder what a woman with a style she describes as "Cowboy/hippy with lots of polka-dots" looks like? Find out.
Patricia tells us using umbrellas to protects one's skin is common in her native China. She certainly makes it look stylish with her polka-dot umbrella and bright romper. See for yourself.
We check in with the very stylish owner of the new Tap and Bottle. Check it out and learn more about Tap and Bottle.
Mt Lemmon offers Tucsonans a respite from the heat, but with a wood and coal fire ban, it's tough to feel like you are really camping. Check out how one camper managed to camp in style.
Need a new suit? Check out how to score one at a thrift store.
What's your style? Find out how these two lovely ladies figured out theirs.
Can dressing well lend an air of authority? One dapper gentleman thinks so.
Remarkable specimens from private collections, and the unique stories about finding them, are featured in an exhibit… More