exhibition GOLD- illustrations by Jessica Romberg

Posted Jan 29, 2010 by gravitypope in gravitypope, 2010 Olympics



As a celebration of all great athletes in past Olympic Games, Illustrator Jessica Romberg has made 60 portraits of Olympic Gold Medalists through time.

The exhibition will be held at gravitypope (2205 west 4th ave Vancouver) during the Vancouver Olympic Games; February 2-28, 2010.

About the artist.
Born in Sweden and living in Vancouver for the past 3 years, Jessica
Romberg is represented in North America by the Marlena Agency (NY) and is part of the Swedish group Stockholm Illustration.

www.ritbord.com
www.stockholmillustration.com
www.marlenaagency.com

Mr. Hare spring 2010

Posted Jan 28, 2010 by gravitypope in men's shoes, mr. hare, spring 2010



Gentlemen, we have very important footwear news - gravitypope is proud to add Mr. Hare to our list of brands. We have been drooling over these impeccably designed men's shoes since the AW09 collection launched and the SS10 collection 'Hot Steppers' confirmed this is a brand we MUST have.

Mr. Hare, the person, had an impressive career in PR, as a design consultant with Karrimore, was a marketing consultant for a long list of footwear and sport brands plus he opened 2 successful shops in London before starting Mr. Hare the brand - a brand that took 360 days from conception to fruition after a visit to a roadside tapas bar in Spain. Mr. Hare designs his shoes wherever he chooses. Currently handmade in Empoli (Tuscany, Italy), Mr. Hare will be made wherever the greatest manufacturer best suited to the task at hand is located.

For SS10 'Hot Steppers' is a dedication to a selection of Dancehall generals who through their sheer brilliance have given us reason to tear up the dance floors across all continents. Above the thrill of music that moves your physical and emotional state, there is only love in Mr. Hares humble opinion. For SS10, the major emphasis is on the materials. Mr. Hare wanted to create something with the presence of the AW09 'Purest Form' Collection, but with a much greater depth of character. The heart of the collection is made of Vachetta, a vegetable tanned leather that isn't produced in such an environmentally damaging way and the leather retains more of it's natural characteristics. These shoes must be polished regularly with natural bees wax polish and in return they will age and grow with you forming a unique patina and colouring that is distinct and unique. The more love you give them; the more reason they will give you to love them back.







More info about MR. Hare can be found at www.mrhare.co.uk or www.mrhares.blogspot.com

Exhibition Gold

Posted Jan 28, 2010 by Bianca Kristensen in events


As celebration of all great athletes in past Olympic Games, Illustrator Jessica Romberg has created 60 portraits of Olympic Gold Medalists through time. A celebration of their great efforts.

The exhibition will be held at gravitypope (2205 west 4th ave Vancouver) during the Vancouver Olympic Games; February 5-28, 2010.
Opening party February 4th, 7-10pm.

gravitypope spring 2010

Posted Jan 26, 2010 by gravitypope in women's boots, spring 2010, gravitypope

Fall 2002 marks the first occasion of gravitypope's own footwear lines. Each season following the birth of the brand brings more unique styles to the store. One of the most popular gravitypope styles has to be the gravitypope desert boot (did you see Ellen wearing gravitypope desert boots with the cast of your think you can dance?). Specifically designed for women, the gravitypope desert boots are made in Portugal in a great range of colours and finishes. For spring 2010, the gravitypope desert boot is available in a vintage pastel pallet that have a subtle distressing making them remarkably easy to wear. Available in store and online at gravitypope.com.

499-002-LGR 2 eye crepe sole desert boot $160 CAD

499-002-BGR women's 2 eye crepe sole desert boot $160 CAD

499-022-OPI 2 eye crepe sole desert boot $160 CAD

499-002-TAU 2 eye crepe sole desert boot $160 CAD

499-002-CUO 2 eye crepe sole desert boot $160 CAD

catorialist

Posted Jan 23, 2010 by ari


thecatorialist.blogspot.com/

chie mihara spring 2010

Posted Jan 22, 2010 by gravitypope in chie mihara, spring 2010, women's shoes

A definite trend in women's shoes for spring 2010 is the platform. One of the most comfortable are the great styles from Chie Mihara. Chie Mihara was born to Japanese parents in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1968. She lived in Japan from age 18 to 22 and studied fashion design in Kyushyu Design Gakkuin. The concept of her work is design, comfort and quality. She likes to create things that have something to communicate, a feeling or a state of mind. She greatly admires the work of artisans who create to give life. That’s what she wants to do… give a little happiness with her creations.


DAQUELO-T/C daquelo open toe mary jane with 2" platform $395 CAD


ESLI-FOR esli faux snake t-strap peep-toe with 3" stacked heel $415 cdn

PAIXAO-LEC paixao open toe 2" covered heel with cut outs $385 CAD

AJO-OCE ajo peep toe with gold coin t-strap and 3.5" wood heel $455


ENCUENTROVIO encuentro peep toe with multibow t -strap and 3.5" heel $455 CAD


ENCUENTRONEG encuentro peep toe with multibow t -strap and 3.5" heel $455 CAD

PALOMA-NEG paloma layered fringe t-strap with 2" covered heel $385 CAD


SEITU-NEG seitu 3.5" platform with cutouts $435 CAD

FROM HERE ON OUT

Posted Jan 21, 2010 by Bianca Kristensen in sales

50 - 70% OFF ALL SELECTED FALL09 MERCHANDISE.
BIG TIME SAVINGS. LIKE, SUPER MEGA BIG TIME.

n.d.c. spring 2010 men's

Posted Jan 21, 2010 by gravitypope in men's shoes, spring 2010, n.d.c.

n.d.c. was created to open a new dimension to men’s and ladies footwear, offering luxurious materials, comfortable lasts and rejuvenated classics. n.d.c. products are “works of artâ€. Undisputed leaders in their category, they create timeless classics that out-live trends or fashions. Simplicity, quality, originality and constructional know-how are the 4 key factors in every collection.

Guys, if you are looking for an exceptional pair of boat shoes, n.d.c. have some of the finest pairs out there. Beautifully finished nubuck's with all of the subdued gold embossed details that we are familiar with in some of the n.d.c. accessories. These are works of art for your feet.


ALITHIA-ELE alithia nubuck hi-cut boat shoe $395 CAD

T-MOC-AER t-moc nubuck boat shoe w/contrast stitch $345

T-MOC-BIS t-moc nubuck boat shoe $345 CAD

n.d.c. spring 10 women's

Posted Jan 20, 2010 by gravitypope in women's boots, spring 2010, n.d.c.

For Spring 2010, one of gravitypope's favorite women's boots, n.d.c. sunday boot, has arrived and for those who loved the sunday military boot from previous seasons will die for the sunday floppy in gold. Currently a gravitypope web department favorite. But wait! Have you been yearning for that perfect oxford? The sunday shoe is sure to please and in a perfect beige that is incredibly versatile for the spring and summer months to come.

SUNDAYF-3640 sunday floppy gold stacked heel ankle boot $735 CAD


SUNDAYB-721 sunday boot 4 eye 2 hook stacked heel ankle boot $775 CAD

SUNDAYS-612 sunday shoe 3 eye flat oxford $625 CAD


SUNDAYF-SIG sunday floppy ankle boot $735 CAD

Paul Smith

Posted Jan 19, 2010 by Bianca Kristensen in paul smith


New arrivals from Paul Smith Jeans,
Paul Smith Black Label, and Paul X.
(mini coop and zebra's not available - just awesome)

cydwoq spring 2010

Posted Jan 19, 2010 by gravitypope in cydwoq, spring 2010, sandals

The concept of creating architectural shoes that combine comfort with unique design was introduced in Cydwoq's 1996 Spring/Summer shoe line. In September of 1996, the Cydwoq factory was established in Burbank, California to manufacture shoes, boots and sandals to the exact specifications and quality standards required by Cydwoq designer, Rafi Balouzian.

1TOWN-BNBL 1 town peep toe with 1.5" kitten heel $345 CAD


TRACTION-IRA traction peep toe sandal $315 CAD

BUDS-GOFI
buds sandal with leaf strap $255 CAD


DRIVE-NBK drive sandal $255 CAD

H by Hudson

Posted Jan 18, 2010 by gravitypope in men's boots, women's boots, spring 2010, h by hudson

Launched in 2004 H by Hudson is the errant younger brother of the established Hudson brand. Pioneering, subversive and rebellious, H offers affordable innovative footwear with an emphasis on quality and design. In five years the line has gone from strength to strength with the range offering an eclectic product mix from sharp formals to contemporary casuals. With their finger firmly on the pulse, H by Hudson can be expected to lead the way in footwear trends ensuring the ongoing success of this fast moving brand.

9713300-BLM Alaska two tone men's lace up boot $315 CAD


2904240-TAN Angus men's brogued lace up boot $365 CAD


4503010-BLK May women's brogued lace up boot $375 CAD


3606010-BLK Lang women's almond toe lace-up boot $385 CAD


3602010-BLK Scout women's pull on knee boot with topstitch cuff $385 CAD

30% OFF THE SALE PRICE!

Posted Jan 15, 2010 by gravitypope in sales



Great time to get those shoes you have been coveting for the past season. Buy 1 sale shoes and we'll take an extra 15% off the sale price. BUY 2 OR MORE sale shoes and well take 30% off the sale price. Hurry in though, this ends January 31!

More details found at gravitypope.com

Acne

Posted Jan 13, 2010 by Bianca Kristensen in acne, acne studios, acne



Mighty Field Coat, $645 CAD


Atlas O-Neck Sweater, $259 CAD


Atlas Cardigan, $299 CAD

photos courtesy of acnestudios.com

A.P.C denim

Posted Jan 11, 2010 by Bianca Kristensen in a.p.c., apc



Petit Standard & New Standard now available in A.P.C's
new Raw Black, $225 CAD

photo courtesy of apc.fr

Karen Walker

Posted Jan 11, 2010 by Bianca Kristensen in karen walker


Helter Skelter, $195 CAD
(available in black and tortoise)


Deep Freeze, $195 CAD
(available in black and toroise)


Trixie cateye, $195 CAD

Nieves Publishing

Posted Jan 11, 2010 by Bianca Kristensen in nieves publishing


Nieves is an independent publishing house based in Zurich, Switzerland. Founded in 2001, Nieves' focus is on publishing Artist Books and Zines. We're into it, so we brought some in for you folks...


Between Dog and Wolf - Nick Hayams, $28 CAD


Cosmic Wonder Free Press 2 - Cosmic Wonder, $35 CAD


A La Mode by Whyart - Aude Lehmann, $45


Lucifer Rising - Hendrik Hegray, $17 CAD


Other Scenes - Aaron Rose, $21 CAD


Mister Lonely - Harmony Korine, $26 CAD


Pictograms - Warja Lavater, $35 CAD


An old dirt trail, a dead oak tree, a big rock on a hill - David Chieppo, $35 CAD


Peaceable Kingdome - Chris Johanson/Jo Jackson, $25 CAD


Shadows on the Facade - Andro Wekua, $18 CAD

photos courtesy of nieves.ch

Acne

Posted Jan 10, 2010 by Bianca Kristensen in acne, acne studios, acne



Sensational Long Rise Pant, $259 CAD
(available in black and cotton candy pink)

photos courtesy of acnejeans.com

Rag & Bone

Posted Jan 4, 2010 by Bianca Kristensen in rag and bone



Sequin Dress, $395 CAD


Tailrace Shirt Dress, $325 CAD

photos courtesy of style.com

Acne

Posted Jan 4, 2010 by Bianca Kristensen in acne, acne studios, acne



Classic Slim Check, $299 CAD


Lana, $299 CAD
(available in black and grey)


Good Stripe, $119 CAD


Lifetime Long, $119 CAD


Level, $119 CAD
(available in black)


Marvelous, $329 CAD
(available in pink)


Issue No. 9, $10 CAD

photos courtesy of acnestudios.com

01 Magazine - Online Issue 4

Posted Jan 4, 2010 by Bianca Kristensen in media


Now up for all on the inter-web to see is 01 Magazine's 4th issue. 'Photo' being the magazines perogative this time 'round, those inclined to visual stimulation shan't be let down.

(click the pic for direct issue link)

Fans and family of 01, we gladly provide our services whenever approached. Issue No. 4 delivers the fashion editorial 'Canadians', showcasing some of our pieces stylist Redia Soltis pulled together. I could not think of a better title, nor a better way to spend a day. Here's a few snaps of the shoot...with some boys, drinking responsibly...

(click the pic for direct editorial link)



To view the entire 'Canadians' fashion editorial, click here.
To view 01 Magazine Issue 4, click here.

Monocle Scent Two: Laurel

Posted Jan 3, 2010 by Bianca Kristensen in comme des garcons, monocle

50ml Eau de Toilette, $175 CAD