The New Nomads collection for Fall-Winter 2014 from Smash!

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Joseane dress from Smash! New Nomads collection. Winter 2014

Angel has the New Nomads collection for Fall-Winter 2014/15 from the Barcelona brand Smash! Inspired by colours, prints and cultures from around the world, the pieces are from three lines this season: Ethnic Travellers, Soul Citizens and Midnight Walkers. The lines include dresses, skirts, tops, coats & sweaters. Here is a sampling of the New Nomads collection:Smash Nofret poncho top $72.FW2014 Smash Gloop cardigan.$100,FW2014 Smash Noche sweater $79.FW2014 Smash Runelita dress $79.FW2014 Smash Novy $69 maxi skirt.FW2014 smash-peigan-dress.FW2014 Smash skirt Alexey $69.FW2014 Smash trousers $72 smash-gloop-sweater.fw2014 smash-grayas-skirt.FW2014 smash-kozma-infinity.scarf.FW2014 smash-taino-FW2014 smash-brule-FW2014 smash-hestia-FW2014 smash-oceano-skirt.FW2014 Smash.FW2014Smash.promo.pic

Angel also carries another Smash line, Paramita: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Desigual.NYFW.Sept.4.2014.SS2015AngelVancouver also has the largest selection of  the Barcelona-based Desigual clothing line on the West Coast of Canada for men, women and kids. We ship worldwide, including Australia & New Zealand. Desigual is designed in Barcelona and produces 1,000 new pieces every season.

We’re having a summer clearance sale right now: 15% off all Desigual summer wear for men and women, 20% off Desigual summer wear for kids, and up to 35% off select Desigual styles.

If you’re looking for a custom hand-painted Angel shirt, call (604) 681-0947 or email me: jackie@angelpaint.com Here are two kids shirts I painted this week:Angel.cat.shirt.2.Sept.16.2014 Angel.cat.shirt.Sept.16.2014

carrall&powell.1886 Angel Vancouver is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. Our store is on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, which is where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what my store looked like in 1886.

Today’s music video is Am I Wrong by the Afro-Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz:And here’s a new indie Seattle band called Barcelona, which played Vancouver last June:

 

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Harem pants? We got ‘em

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Desigual CONCHA denim harem pants, $154. Now at Angel Vancouver

One of the hot items for fall are harem pants, also called drop-crotch pants because the crotch is loose and baggy and the legs taper at the ankle. The design originally was based on much looser fitting pants from Arabia. There is also a similar design worn by the hill tribes in northern Thailand called Hmong pants. Below are the four styles of Desigual harem pants we have in stock for the fall, including one for girls:Desigual denim pantaloons $154.FW2014Desigual Etnic pant $174.FW2014 Desigual Venicia pant $154.FW2014Desigual.kids.girl.ZUJAR.harem.pants.SS2014.41P3060_3022Desigual.Etnic.trousers.FW2014

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Desigual.NYFW.Sept.4.2014.SS2015AngelVancouver has the largest selection of Desigual on the West Coast of Canada for men, women and kids. We ship worldwide, including Australia & New Zealand. Desigual is designed in Barcelona and produces 1,000 new pieces every season.

We’re having a summer clearance sale right now: 15% off all Desigual summer wear for men and women, 20% off Desigual summer wear for kids, and up to 35% off select Desigual styles.

If you’re looking for a custom hand-painted Angel shirt, call (604) 681-0947 or email me: jackie@angelpaint.com Here are two kids shirts I painted today:Angel.cat.shirt.2.Sept.16.2014 Angel.cat.shirt.Sept.16.2014

carrall&powell.1886Angel Vancouver is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. Our store is on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, which is where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what my store looked like in 1886.

Today’s music video is U Can’t Touch This by MC Hammer, who wore harem pants for this video (although they were known as Hammer pants then):Recorded in 1989, the song was released in January 1990 and was an instant smash, helping Hammer sell 18 million records. The song sampled the opening riff of this 1981 Rick James song, Super Freak:Rick James had played in a Canadian band called the Mynah Birds with Neil Young and Bruce Palmer. The Mynah Birds recorded this 1966 song at Motown’s studio in Detroit:Young and Palmer moved to Los Angeles and joined Buffalo Springfield, which released this song in 1967:

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The Endless Summer sale

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This poster for the 1964 surf movie is now 50 years old. It was designed by pop artist John Van Hamersveld.

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After a months-long stretch of dazzling sunshine and hot weather on the West Coast of Canada, it might seem like an endless summer. But as the temperatures begin to cool, we’re selling all our Desigual summer styles at 15 per cent off. We have men’s Desigual shorts, T-shirts, pants, jeans and shirts. We also have Desigual women’s sandals, tops, dresses, jeans and jackets, including some by Paris fashion designer Christian Lacroix. And we have lots of kids summer wear, which is perfect if you’re heading somewhere warm in the coming months. Take 20%  off kids summer wear.

By the way, the Endless Summer poster above was designed by John Van Hamersveld, one of my former classmates at the Chouinard Insitute of the Arts (now called California Institute of the Arts) in Los Angeles. Chouinard.post.by.John.Van.HamersveldHe designed the poster with saturated Day-Glo colours while he was still an art student. It became an icon of the 1960s, the Southern California surf culture and now is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The poster launched the pop art career of Van Hamersveld, a surfer who previously had been art director of Surfer magazine.

TheBeatlesMagicalMysteryTouralbumcoverIn 1967, Van Hamersveld got a call from Capitol Records, which was trying to figure out how to issue the BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour record in the U.S. The film had flopped in the U.K. and Capitol was looking for fresh artwork for the album cover, but wanted to keep the photo of the four Beatles wearing masks and costumes (John is the walrus, Ringo is a chicken, Paul is a hippo, George is a bunny). After a meeting at Capitol’s executive offices, Van Hamersveld went home and created the cover in 48 hours.

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Former Chouinard art school students gathered earlier this year for a California Locos group show at a gallery in L.A.’s Chinatown. From left to right: Norton Wisdom, John Van Hamersveld, Gary Wong, Dave Tourjé and Chaz Bojórquez. Tourjé is wearing an OCB shirt designed and hand-dyed by Thomas O’Casey, another of my former students at Chouinard. The OCB Designs shirts are available at my store, Angel

Grateful_Dead_-_Skeletons_from_the_Closet_-_The_Best_of_Grateful_DeadVan Hamersveld went on to do the Exile on Main Street cover for the Rolling Stones in 1972, Skeletons in the Closet for the Grateful Dead two years later, Kiss and Blondie‘s Eat to the Beat. There is a good interview here with Van Hamersveld about his early days, including his time as a concert promotor from 1967-68, for which he produced iconic poster art for Jefferson Airplane & Jimi Hendrix. You can also click here for Van Hamersveld’s website. Here are a few of his famous art pieces:John Van Hamersveld.poster.1960s jvhpinnacleindian Van-Hamersveld-602x288 John Van Hamersveld.art.show.opening3jimi_lgthe-surfer-magazine-rick-griffin Hendrix-poster-rick-griffin

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The music in the video above, showing John Van Hamersveld’s artwork shown on the 1,500-foot long ceiling screen on the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas (made up of 12.5 million LED lamps), was The ZombiesTime of the Season. Here’s another Zombies tune, She’s Not There, the English band’s debut record performed live in 1965 on the first episode of the Hullabaloo TV show, with subtitulado en espanol:The song hit No. 1 in America in 1964, after the Beatles opened the door to the British Invasion.

 

 

 

 

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Bachelor in Paradise contestant Jesse Kovacs wore Desigual shirt on last week’s TV show

Desigual.shirt.worn.by.Jesse.Kovacs.Bachelor.In.ParadiseJesse Kovacs, a contestant on the TV series Bachelor in Paradise, wore a summer shirt by Desigual in last week’s episode. Jesse said in a later media interview that he wore the floral Desigual FLORES shirt because he thought it was “fun.”

The summer series brings back a number of bachelors and bachelorettes from previous seasons of the Bachelor franchise and brings them together in Mexico, giving them a second chance to find true love.

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Jesse Kovacs, 32, was from season 5 of the Bachelorette, which featured hometown girl Jillian Harris of Vancouver, Canada.

Jillian is an interior designer who now co-hosts the HGTV show Love It or List It Too.

Below is a photo of the Desigual FLORES shirt Jesse wore last week. We still have two of these Hawaiian-style summer shirts at Angel.Desigual.Flores.shirt.SpringSummer2014

AngelVancouver has the largest selection of Desigual on the West Coast of Canada for men, women and kids. We ship worldwide, including Australia & New Zealand. Desigual is designed in Barcelona and produces 1,000 new pieces every season.

We’re having a summer clearance sale right now: 15% off all Desigual summer wear for men and women, 20% off Desigual summer wear for kids, and up to 35% off select Desigual styles.

If you’re looking for a custom hand-painted Angel shirt, call (604) 681-0947 or email me: jackie@angelpaint.com

carrall&powell.1886Angel Vancouver is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. Our store is on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, which is where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what my store looked like in 1886.

Today’s music video is I’m Too Sexy, the 1990 debut dance song by English band Right Said Fred, which was formed by brothers Fred and Richard Fairbrass:

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Sneak preview of Desigual’s Spring-Summer 2015 collection at New York & Madrid Fashion Week

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Rosario Dawson, Camille Rowe, Poppy Delevingne and Olivia Palermo are decked out in new Desigual dresses while seated in the front row at the Spanish brand’s show in New York City on Sept. 4, 2014. photo by Larry Busacca/Getty

Desigual.new_collection.FW2014Desigual unveiled some of its line for Spring-Summer 2015 on the catwalk today during New York Fashion Week. (See video below.) Brazilian supermodel Adrian Lima was front and centre on the NYC catwalk, since she is Desigual’s brand ambassador for the next two years. The show also featured some of the styles next year from Christian Lacroix, who designs some of the Desigual line.Desigual.NYFW.Sept.4.2014

Adriana.Lima.2We’ll have more to show from the New York fashion show in the days ahead. Click here to see what they were wearing on the street during New York Fashion Week.

Desigual’s slogan: La Vida es Chula (“Life is Cool” is the translation from Spanish). And we think the Fall 2014 styles are the best yet from Desigual, so drop in to Angel Vancouver to have a look for yourself.

Angel is at 2 Powell, on the southeast corner of Carrall. Or call the store at (604) 681-0947.Here is the Spring-Summer 2015 catwalk show from Desigual’s Fashion Week show in Madrid on Sept 11, 2014 with Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio:

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Supermodel Irina Shayk wearing the Desigual JULIA coat from the Fall-Winter 2014 collection. photo by Desigual

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An invite to the Desigual fashion show at the Lincoln Centre for the Spring-Summer 2015 collection

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Angel Vancouver has the largest selection of Desigual on the West Coast of Canada for men, women and kids. We ship worldwide, including Australia & New Zealand. Desigual is designed in Barcelona and produces 1,000 new pieces every season.

We’re having a summer clearance sale right now: 15% off all Desigual summer wear for men and women, 20% off Desigual summer wear for kids and up to 35% off select Desigual styles.

If you’re looking for a custom hand-painted Angel shirt, call (604) 681-0947 or email me: jackie@angelpaint.com

Today’s music video is I’m Shakin’ performed by Jack White, who played here a week ago:And here’s Little Willie John’s version from 1960, written by Rudy Toombs:Little Willie had a big hit in 1956 with Fever:Peggy Lee issued her version later the same year, though she changed the lyrics slightly:

 

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New Desigual for kids: Fall 2014

Desigual.kids.group.lookbook.FW2014Here is the new Desigual collection for kids for Fall-Winter 2014 that we have in stock at Angel Vancouver (place cursor over the photos for prices):Desigual.girl.lookbook.FW2014 Desigual.kidsDISKO.dress.Lookbook.FW2014Desigual.kids.AGUA.jacket.$150.FW2014Desigual.kids.MOLINA.tshirt.$52.FW2014Desigual.kids.JUJU.Tshirt.$52.FW2014Desigual.kids.CUTAR.$48.FW2014Desigual.kids.TARIFA.coat.FW2014.$150Desigual.kids.DUNCAN.knitted.long.sleeve.sweatshirt.$85.FW2014Desigual.kids.MAUI.knitted.skirt.$80.FW2014Desigual.kids.TAKUTEA.knitted.skirt$90.FW2014Desigual.kids.ALJAIMA.knitted.longsleeve.tshirt.$64.FW2014Desigual.kids.SEBAS.long.sleeve.Tshirt.FW2014 Desigual.kids.lookbook.3.FW2014Desigual.kids.FW2014Desigual.kids.Lookbook.2.FW2014Desigual.kids.boy.FW2014Desigual.kids.Silene.dress.FW2014 Desigual.kids.Roberto.Tshirt.FW2014 Desigual.kids.Higi.donosaur.Tshirt.FW2014 Desigual.Felix.dino.Tshirt.FW2014 Desigual.kids.Jupiter.hoodie.FW2014Desigual.kids.DALIA.dress.$104.FW2014 Desigual.kids.CLAVEL.DRESS.$74.FW2014 Desigual.kids.Alameda.long.sleeve.knitted.T.FW2014 Desigual.kids.Alameda.long.sleeve.knitted.Tshirt.back.FW2014 Desigual.kids.MALVA.dress.$79.FW2014 Desigual.kids.ALBERTA.Tshirt.FW2014 Desigual.kids.ISTAN.Tshirt.$64.FW2014 Desigual.kids.VARA.dress.$89.FW2014 Desigual.kids.TEBA.longsleeve.knitted.T.FW2014 Desigual.kids.FRANCK.knitted.long.sleeve.Tshirt.$89.FW2014  Desigual.kids.boy.FW2014Desigual.kids.AGUA.$150.FW2014 Desigual.kids.AGUA.coat.$150.FallWinter2014Desigual.kids.OLIVIER.T-shirt.$52.FW2014………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Angel Vancouver has the largest selection of Desigual on the West Coast of Canada for men, women and kids. We ship worldwide, including Australia & New Zealand. Desigual is designed in Barcelona and produces 1,000 new pieces every season.

We’re having a summer clearance sale right now: 15% off all Desigual summer wear for men and women, 20% off Desigual summer wear for kids and up to 35% off select Desigual styles.

If you’re looking for a custom hand-painted Angel shirt, call (604) 681-0947 or email me: jackie@angelpaint.com

Today’s music video is a new song by Sinead O’Connor, Take Me To Church:Sinead’s new record is being released by Vancouver’s Nettwerk Music Group, which is about to release a new record by this rising star, Madi Diaz, who plays the Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver on Oct. 18:

 

 

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New Desigual for men: Fall 2014

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Desigual GRAFITERA NEGRA shirt, $134, from the Fall-Winter collection, now at Angel Vancouver

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Desigual PRUNKFOST T-shirt, $74, from Fall-Winter 2014, now at Angel Vancouver.

We have new Desigual for men from the Fall-Winter 2014 collection. Here are a few of the new shirts, sweaters and jackets we have in stock at Angel Vancouver: Desigual.man.Indigo.Degrado.sweater.FW2014 Desigual.man.RICARDO.down.jacket.$361.FW2014 Desigual.man.MIMITOCRO.shirt.FW2014 Desigual.mens.ROB.shirt.$95.Lookbook.FW2014Desigual.man.fall.2014Desigual.man.MITO.shirt.$114.robots.FW2014 Desigual.Grafitera.Negra.FW2014 Desigual.man.LION.JOHN.Tshirt.$99.FW2014Desigual.man.shirt.FW2014 Desigual.man.Luis.FW2014

 

Angel Vancouver has the largest selection of Desigual on the West Coast of Canada for men, women and kids. We ship worldwide, including Australia & New Zealand. Desigual is designed in Barcelona and produces 1,000 new pieces every season.

We’re having a summer clearance sale right now: 15% off all Desigual summer wear for men and women, 20% off Desigual summer wear for kids, and up to 35% off select Desigual styles.

In the days ahead, we’ll post more of the new Desigual Fall-Winter 2014 collection that we have in stock, including fall-winter styles for kids.

If you’re looking for a custom hand-painted Angel shirt, call (604) 681-0947 or email me: jackie@angelpaint.comDesigual.man.DAVID.blazer.$325.FW2014 Desigual.man.SQUARE.SOUL.sweater.$150.FW2014 Desigual.man.iunderground.Dsgl.Tshirt.$74.FW2014

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The Desigual male and female robots. Robots need love too!

This weekend, on Saturday & Sunday, the street in front of my store is closed to traffic for the Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival. Click here to find out what’s cooking.

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The monkey is back!  Last season, Desigual produced the 3D Monkey. This latest version for fall is also called Monkey 3D. Now he’s wearing a helmet, goggles and motorcycle jacket. The shirt is $99, now at Angel Vancouver.

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Today’s music is Guantanamera, played and sung by more than 75 Cubans from around the world in this Playing For Change video:And here’s an old version by the late, great Celia Cruz:This is the song that helped earn Celia the “Queen of Salsa/Latin Music” title (this version has English subtitles):

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