Angel’s Spring-into-Easter sale on Desigual clothing

vintage-easter-chicks-and-bonnets-imageAngel is having a Spring-into-Easter sale this weekend and next week, ending on Easter Monday. We’re offering 10% off all Desigual clothing from the Spring-Summer 2015, which just arrived this week and includes some classy jackets for spring, including a yellow one with coloured sleeves designed by Christian Lacroix. Angel is also offering 20% off Desigual for kids and 25% off all Desigual winter coats from the Fall-Winter 2014 collection.

vintage-easter-cardAngel Vancouver has the largest selection of Desigual in western Canada. We carry Desigual for men, women and kids. Angel also specializes in hand-painted one-of-a-kind clothing. We ship worldwide.

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This Desigual spring coat called NATI is lightweight with coloured sleeves designed by Christian Lacroix. $304.

Desigual.BRIGO.coat.$249.SS2015

This 100% cotton light summer Desigual jacket is called BRIGO. $249. Spring-Summer 2015

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New Arrival: Angel has this Desigual BRIGO coat (left) from the Spring-Summer 2015 collection.

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Close-up of the top button of the BRIGO coat from the Spring-Summer 2015 collection.

Desigual.ASHA.dress.by.Lacroix.$184.SS2015

Desigual ASHA dress by Christian Lacroix. $184. This is a perfect match for the NATASHA jacket (below) by Lacroix.

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Desigual NATASHA jacket designed by Christian Lacroix. $249. Spring-Summer 2015

Below are photos of some of the new Desigual spring items we have in stock:

We have this Mexican-inspired jacket and dress on order for Spring but it hasn't arrived yet. Designed by Christian Lacroix for Desigual 2015.

This Mexican-inspired NATASHA jacket arrived this week. Designed by Christian Lacroix for Desigual Spring-Summer 2015. It’s $249. The Desigual AMY skirt, $164, is also designed by Lacroix.

Desigual NADINE t-shirt. $74. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual NADINE t-shirt. $74. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual.ONE.blazer.$229.SS2015

Desigual ONE blazer. $229.

 

Desigual CANETO dress for girls. $64. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual CANETO dress for girls. $64. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual UDISOL jacket with PEDRETE shirt. Spring-Summer 2015.

New Arrival: Desigual EXPLORER unstructured cotton jacket, $229, with PEDRETE shirt. Spring-Summer 2015.

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New Arrival: Desigual RUPERT unstructured blue jacket for men. $199. Spring-Summer 2015 collection.

 

Desigual FRUTAS Y LETRAS summer short-sleeved shit. $97. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual FRUTAS Y LETRAS summer short-sleeved shit. $97. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual MARC T-shirt. $66. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual MARC T-shirt. $66. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual.man.FIRMIN.shirt.$69.short.sleeve.cotton.SS2015

Desigual FIRMIN shirt. $69. Spring-Summer 2015

Desigual.Mimosa.(pink)and.Mojito(dots).$69.SS2015

Desigual MIMOSA sandals (left) and MOJITO sandals (right). Both are $69. We have a bunch of new Desigual sandals and flip-flops from the Spring-Summer 2015 collection.

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Desigual slip-on shoe from the Spring-Summer 2015 collection, now at Angel

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Angel has this purse and a dozen others from the Spring-Summer 2015 collection.

 

Desigual ELIAS denim shorts.

Desigual ELIAS denim shorts. $94.

Desigual MANOLOS WAY shirt.

Desigual MANOLOS WAY shirt. Spring-Summer 2015

Desigual AYESELOLAIL shirt. $99. Spring-Summer 2015 collection, now at Angel Vancouver in Gastown.

Desigual AYESELOLAIL shirt. $99. Spring-Summer 2015 collection, now at Angel Vancouver in Gastown.

Desigual TONY t-shirt. $84, Spring-Summer 2015

Desigual TONY t-shirt. $84, Spring-Summer 2015

Desigual.man.Guarism.shorts.$104.SS2015

Desigual GUARISM cotton shorts. $104. Spring-Summer 2015

Desigual.man.Rock,Can.Roll.$64.SS2015

Desigual ROCK CAN ROLL T-shirt. $64. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual.man.Roll.Tshirt.$74

Desigual ROLL T-shirt. $74. Spring-Summer 2015.

LaVidaesChula

Desigual’s motto: La Vida es Chula (translated from Spanish: Life is Cool!)

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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, where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what my store looked like in 1886.

Today’s video is Rude, a song by Canadian reggae fusion band Magic! The band dropped into Angel on Friday and the lead singer bought something for his girlfriend. I didn’t recognize them but the singer, Nasri Atweh, said I probably heard them on the radio — he sang the chorus of Rude to jog my memory. Magic! is the opening act on Sunday March 29/15 for Maroon 5 at Rogers Arena:And here’s Sugar, a new song by Maroon 5. The video was shot by David Dobkin, who directed the 2005 film Wedding Crashers. Dobkin suggested to Maroon 5 lead singer/songwriter Adam Levine to shoot the band playing at a number of weddings on a single day across Los Angeles — only the grooms knew who the wedding crasher band would be:And in memory of Samuel Charters, who died last week, here’s the song that inspired him to write The Country Blues, a seminal book written in the 1950s that chronicled the rural blues of America, which later inspired the early career of Bob Dylan and led to such bands as The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Them and the Allman Brothers resurrecting country blues standards, revitalizing the careers of such blues musicians as Texas guitarist Lightnin’ Hopkins and countless others:Here’s British guitarist Eric Clapton‘s unplugged version of the same tune from 1992:And finally, here’s a classic one-chord country blues song, Smokestack Lightnin’, which had been performed since the 1930s by Chester Burnett, better known as Howlin’ Wolf. This is a rare 1964 performance from the American Folk Blues Festival tour of Europe produced by German promoters Horst Lippmann and Fritz Rau: AFBF-1964-poster1964.American.Folk.Blues.Festival

 

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New Desigual for men from Spring-Summer 2015 collection

Desigual AYESELOLAIL shirt. Spring-Summer 2015 collection, now at Angel Vancouver in Gastown.

Desigual AYESELOLAIL shirt. $99. Spring-Summer 2015 collection, now at Angel Vancouver in Gastown.

Angel Vancouver has new Desigual men’s shirts, T-shirts and jeans from the new Spring-Summer collection, now at Angel Vancouver in the historic Gastown district. Here is a sampling of what we have in stock:

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Angel Vancouver has the largest selection of Desigual in western Canada. We carry Desigual for men, women and kids. Angel also specializes in hand-painted one-of-a-kind clothing. We ship worldwide.

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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, where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what my store looked like in 1886.

Today’s video is actor Johnny Depp stepping out on lead guitar on the blues standard Train Kept A-Rollin’ with Steven Tyler & Aerosmith in a live concert last summer:Here’s the same song performed live by Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page & the Yardbirds in 1966:Two years later, with Beck fired and the band just about to break up, here’s the Yardbirds playing the same song live on the French TV show “Bouton Rouge” with Jimmy Page on lead guitar:And here’s both Beck and Page playing the song in the 1966 film Blow-Up:Page founded the New Yardbirds, which eventually became Led Zeppelin. Train Kept A-Rollin’ was written in 1951 by Tiny Bradshaw — here’s his jump blues version:Here the classic 1956 rockabilly version by Johnny Burnette’s Rock’n’Roll Trio:

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New Desigual T-shirts from Spring-Summer 2015 collection

HellowinnieWe have dozens of new T-shirts from Desigual‘s Spring-Summer 2015 collection at Angel. Below is a sampling of what we have in stock, while another shipment is on its way from Barcelona, Spain, where Desigual has its headquarters.

Angel Vancouver has the largest selection of Desigual in western Canada. We carry Desigual for men, women and kids. Angel also specializes in hand-painted one-of-a-kind clothing. We ship worldwide.

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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, where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what my store looked like in 1886.

Today’s video is Vancouver singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr., who made his TV debut last week on Jimmy Fallon‘s Tonight Show singing How Could You Babe:His debut album will be released March 17 & he’ll play his first concert in Vancouver at the Electric Owl on March 30. Here’s another Tobias video from La Blogothèque: Here’s a video Jack White did last year for La Blogothèque at Château de Fontaineblue:

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New arrivals: Sleevey Wonders now at Angel

Sleevey.Wonders.2Last year, Angel added a new product line to help you extend the wear of sleeveless and strapless dresses and tops: Sleevey Wonders. They’ve been very popular, and we’ve just received a new shipment.

They are a reversible slip that adds sleeves. It can also be turned around to cover cleavage if you have a dress with a plunging neckline and the evening’s attire calls for a more conservative or formal look.sleevey.wonders.flying

Sleevey.Wonders.photoSleevey Wonders allow you to wear your sleeveless summer dresses and tops all year round. They are made in the U.S. and come in a variety of styles and colours, from ivory half-sleeves to black-mesh, black-lace three-quarters sleeves and full fishnet sleeves.

They also look great with some of the Desigual sleeveless dresses we have in stock:Desigual.NATALIA.$189.FW2014

 

 

Desigual.woman.BLUES.EXPLOSION.by.Lacroix.$189.FW2014 Desigual.woman.MARINA.dress.$134.fw2014 Desigual.LOLI.knitted.dress.FW2014 Desigual.CHEEVER.dress.$154.FW2014 Desigual.CHEEVER.DRESS.coloured.$154.fw2014

We have  the largest selection of Desigual  for men, women and kids on Canada’s West Coast. We ship worldwide.

Angel also carries Desigual shoes, scarves, belts, purses/bags, gloves and Desigual leggings.

La.Vida.es.Chula-2013 Desigual.logo.3.Desigual is based in Barcelona and produces 1,000 new designs each season. We can’t stock everything but if you see something we don’t have, we might be able to special order it in for you. We love happy customers!

Angel.cat.shirt.Sept.16.2014 Angel.cat.shirt.2.Sept.16.2014Angel also specializes in custom hand-painted clothing. Call me at the store (604-681-0947) or email me: jackie @angelpaint.com

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, where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what my store looked like in 1886.

Today’s video is Stevie Wonder, Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams and the Daft Punk robots doing a live funky medley of Get Lucky, Chic’s Le Freak and a Stevie tune:And here’s a fairly new video from Brit singer-songwriter FKA twigs, who is the Goddess, the tiny dancers and every other woman in this video, shot in a continuous take while panning out:

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Desigual sandals, shoes & flip flops for Spring-Summer 2015

Desigual's Spring-Summer 2015 collection, now at Angel Vancouver in Gastown.

Desigual’s Spring-Summer 2015 collection now at Angel Vancouver in Gastown, Canada.

Angel has new Desigual flip-flops for Spring. Or if your headed to a place where there’s sun and sand during these final days of winter, Angel has new shoes for you from Desigual’s Spring-Summer collection. While Eastern and Central Canada are still way below zero right now, here on the West Coast of Canada we enjoying spring-like weather: sunny and 10 degrees C today, perfect weather for golf, tennis and cycling. The cherry blossoms are coming out all over Vancouver, the flowers are starting to bloom, and the days are getting warmer and longer.

Here are a few of the spring shoe styles that just arrived at Angel Vancouver:

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Angel Vancouver has the largest selection of Desigual in western Canada. We carry Desigual for men, women and kids. Angel also specializes in hand-painted one-of-a-kind clothing. We ship worldwide.

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, where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what my store looked like in 1886.

Today’s video is from 1964: You Don’t Own Me by Lesley Gore, the Sixties singer who died last week:The proto-feminist song was revisited in the movie The First Wives Club:This is a home-made video by Canadian singer/songwriter Ron Sexmith, playing The StonesAs Tears Go By (notice he’s wearing a Desigual shirt):And finally, here’s Ron and Elvis Costello singing Costello’s tune, Every Day I Write the Book:

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NY Fashion Week preview of Desigual Fall-Winter 2015 collection

NY.Fashion.Week.FW2015On Thursday Feb. 12, 2015, Barcelona-based Desigual unveiled some of its Fall-Winter 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week. The NYC catwalk featured the styles by Christian Lacroix, the Paris couturier who designs about 10% of Desigual’s line. The fall 2015 collection is called Yes. This season is called: Say Something Nice.

Here is a video showing the highlights of the New York show, which features Winnie Harlow, Desigual’s new brand ambassador (last year it was Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima):Also, here’s a sneak peak video of Desigual’s Fall-Winter 2015 collection for women, recently unveiled at Fashion Week in Madrid, with photos below:

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And here’s a sneak peak video of Desigual’s Fall-Winter 2015 collection for men recently unveiled in Barcelona, with photos below:

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Winnie.Harlow.2015 Desigual.Winnie.scarfThis is another new Desigual video featuring Winnie Harlow, the inspirational Canadian model with a rare skin condition called vitiligo; having  just turned 20, she is Desigual’s new brand ambassador for the Spring-Summer 2015 collection:Winnie.Harlow.Desigual.brand.ambassador.2015And here’s another new video showing Harlow modeling some of the Spring-Summer collection:

Although the video above from the NYC show doesn’t show it, the first song played at the Desigual fashion show in New York on Feb. 12, 2015, was Hideaway by Canadian singer Kiesza:Angel Vancouver has the largest selection of Desigual for men, women and kids on Canada’s West Coast. Angel also specializes in hand-painted one-of-a-kind clothing. We ship worldwide.

This week, you’ll save up to 40% off the Desigual winter collection from 2014. We also have 25% off made in Spain Desigual shoes and boots, 30% off Desigual rain boots, and have only a few remaining Desigual umbrellas.

Angel also has new Desigual shoes, skirts, dresses and tops for women for spring, as well as new Desigual shirts, T-shirts and jeans for men.

Desigual’s motto is La Vida es Chula (Spanish translation: Life is Cool!):LaVidaesChula

Today’s video is from last Sunday’s Grammy Awards, with comedian/writer/actor Kristen Wiig ( (Saturday Night Live, Bridesmaids) and 12-year-old dancer Maddy Ziegler in a live performance of Chandelier by Australia singer Sia (she faced the wall during the dance-off):Here’s Sia’s original video for the song:Here’s the lyrcis video:And here’s one of the song’s more bizarre covers by the six-foot-eight Puddles the Sad Clown (why does he keep fondling his furry buttons?!):By the way, New York Art Nerd writer Lori Zimmer wrote Tuesday that she felt the stage set for the Sia-Wiig-Ziegler performance was inspired by Vancouver photographer Jeff Wall‘s photograph After “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison, the Prologue. The photo was a cinematic interpretation of the 1952 award-winning novel, in which the main character, an unnamed narrator who is an African American man, lives secretly “in my hole in the basement [where] there are exactly 1,369 lights…powered by stolen electricity.”  You can compare Wall’s photo, created in 2000, with the Grammy set for Sia’s Chandelier:Jeff.Wall._Invisible-man-by-Ralp-Ellison-the-Prologue_1999-2000_transparencyinlightbox_174x2505cm_courtesytheartist_original The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Show

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Desigual’s Spring-Summer 2015 collection: New foulards/scarves

Desigual.Winnie.scarfAngel has new arrivals from Desigual’s Spring-Summer 2015 collection, including lots of new scarves & foulards:Desigual.LOOP.RALEYA.scarf.$64.SS2015 Desigual.Yamileth.scarf.$44.SS2014 Desigual.Yamileth.open.scarf.$44.SS2015. Desigual.Rectangle.Anne.scarf.$44.SS2015 Desigual.Rectangle.Anne.2.scarf.$44.SS2015 Desigual.Girasoles.2.scarf.$54.SS2015 Desigual.Girasoles.scarf.$54.SS2015 Desigual.Tricolour.scarf.$54.SS2015 Desigual.Tricolour..open.scarf.$54.SS2015 Desigual.Rectangle.African.Art.scarf.$44.SS2014 Desigual.Rectangle.African.Art.2.scarf.$44.SS2014 Desigual.Bolas.Rojas.scarf.$54.SS2015 Desigual.Bolas.Rojas.scarf.open.$54.SS2015 Desigual.animalstras.foulard.$74.SS2015

Desigual CLUTCH FLOREADA bag. $64. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual CLUTCH FLOREADA bag. $64. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual UNA coat. $249. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual UNA coat. $249. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual NADINE T-shirt. $79. Worn her by Canadian model Winnie Harlow, who has a skin condition called vitiligo, causing skin cell to lose their pigmentation. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual NADINE T-shirt. $79. Worn by Canadian model Winnie Harlow, who has a skin condition called vitiligo, causing skin cells to lose their pigmentation. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual PLECOL shirt. $99. Spring-Summer 2015,

Desigual PLECOL shirt. $99. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual MARC T-shirt. $64. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual MARC T-shirt. $64. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual VEGA coat for kids. $119. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual VEGA coat for kids. $119. Spring-Summer.

Desigual denim jean jacket for kids. $122. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual denim jean jacket for kids. $122. Spring-Summer 2015.

Desigual LAURA jacket.  $264. Spring-Summer 2015 collection.

Desigual LAURA jacket. $264. Spring-Summer 2015 collection.

Desigual LAURA jacket (back) $264. Spring-Summer 2015 collection.

Desigual LAURA jacket (back) $264. Spring-Summer 2015 collection.

Desigual.Natalia.coat.$319.SS2015

Desigual NATALIA coat (back). $319. Spring-Summer 2015 collection.

Desigual NATALIA coat (back). $319. Spring-Summer 2015 collection.

Desigual.NATALIA.coat.buttons.closeup.$319.SS2015

Desigual CROMITOMI shirt. $99. Now at Angel Vancouver in Gastown.

Desigual CROMITOMI shirt. $99. Now at Angel Vancouver in Gastown.

Canadian model Winnie Harlow is Desigual's new face for the Spring-Summer 2015 collection.

Canadian model Winnie Harlow is Desigual’s new face for the Spring-Summer 2015 collection.

We’re also offering 25% off Desigual winter coats & jackets for women at Angel, including several designed by Christian Lacroix. You’ll save up to 40% off the Desigual winter collection from 2014. We also have 25% off made in Spain Desigual shoes and boots, 30% off Desigual rain boots, and have only few remaining Desigual umbrellas.

Angel also has new Desigual shoes, skirts, dresses and tops for women for spring, as well as new Desigual shirts, T-shirts and jeans for men.

Angel Vancouver has the largest selection of Desigual for men, women and kids on Canada’s West Coast. Angel also specializes in hand-painted one-of-a-kind clothing. We ship worldwide.

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, where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what my store looked like in 1886.

Today’s video is 25 Ways to Wear a Scarf:And here’s a live recording from earlier this week of Wallflower, a 1971 Bob Dylan song that is the title track of the new album by Diana Krall, who has a home in Vancouver with her husband, Elvis Costello:Diana will be playing the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver on May 13. Elvis used to host a Canadian TV show called Spectacle, produced by Elton John and his Canadian husband, David Furnish. Elvis would invite musical guests on each show and have them perform together. Here Elvis Costello & the Imposters are joined by Ray LaMontagne, Levon Helm, Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson, Larry Campbell and Allen Toussaint performing The Band’s The Weight in 2009:Here’s Elvis performing the song a year later in Vancouver with the Levon Helm Band:The song was first recorded by The Band in 1968 on their Music from Big Pink album. Finally, here’s Levon, who died in April 2012, performing the song with The Band, featuring The Staple Singers, at their 1976 farewell concert, The Last Waltz, filmed by director Martin Scorsese :

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