Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Getting the economy flowing

I went along to the first "Cash Only" sample sale in Hollywood today organized by Back Side Records in Burbank.

Whilst everyone waited patiently outside Cinespace at 10am (the earliest I've been out of the house for a while) I watched the police cordon off Hollywood Blvd. What's that? Filming on a Saturday? Nope, it was for an anti-war protest accompanied by mounted police.

Once inside there was cool stuff from Heavy Hitters and SSUR had fresh stuff, but when everyone else was $5-$10-$20 SSUR had $125 jumpers. No doubt they had the quality gear there with handfinished jumpers, but no one was feeling those prices. Even though that "Jaws" knitted sweater was dope!

I started off slowly with the $5 Ts and got chatting to Scottie at Ubiquity Records who have launched a bunch of t-shirt designs. Then I found Money Mosic Mayhem (I think from the O.C.) who had this jacket with the LV square pattern on. I tried it fitted. They didn't have a mirror so I got the dude to try it looked alright. So I haggled him down to $50! Last one.

My planning failed The plan was to go, look, see and leave. The buying part happened accidently! Hahaaa. There's a party at Cinespace tonight as part of the event and it concludes tomorrow. I'm sure I could easily spend another $80 so I'm staying away!

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