Minneapolis’ art scene is collectively growing across a lot of different mediums. The music scene is burgeoning, and fashion in the Twin Cities looks like it might be heading in the same direction. One brand pushing boundaries is Pacify, their work often promotes diversity and empowerment; regularly paired with political messages. Quality, hand made pieces for very reasonable prices, Pacify’s limited collections tend to sell out quickly. Check out their web-store for your self by clicking the link below and make sure to keep an eye out for more from Pacify.
Oscar winner Sandra Bullock (Speed, Crash), who has been lending her voice to animated comedies of late, is returning to the big screen this week in a new “dramedy” Our Brand Is Crisis. Directed by Pineapple Express and East Bound & Down director David Gordon Green, the film is a dramatization of Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary of the same name by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Peter Straughan (Tinkler Taylor Soldier Spy, The Men Who Stare At Goats). Bullock stars as Jane, an experienced political campaign strategist who is sent to war-torn South American to aid in the installation of a new leader, but whose efforts art threatened to be thwarted by an old political rival. Also starring in the film is Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton (Armageddon, Monster’s Ball), with Anthony Mackie (Million Dollar Baby, Avengers: Age of Ultron), Joaquim de Almeida (Clear and Present Danger, Behind Enemy Lines), and Scoot McNairy (Argo,12 Years A Slave) included in the supporting cast. Argo producers George Clooney (The Ides of March, The Monuments Men) and Grant Heslov (Good Night and Good Luck, August: Osage County) are behind the production of the project, which thus far has drawn much praise for Bullock’s acting, but also mixed feelings about the screenplay and directing. I suppose you’ll have to decide for yourself when you see it in theaters! The movie opens on Friday. Enjoy the trailer.
Cali street wear brand Stussy recently released their Fall 2015 collection and it’s actually not too bad. I’ve been a big fan of Stussy for quite some time so it’s good to see them getting back to the basics with a lot of these pieces. If you’re interested these should be available at your local Stussy retailer or you can click the link below and shop via Jugrnaut.
Javier Bardem seems to be gaining a reputation in Hollywood as the go-to movie villain. His portrayal of bounty hunter Anton Chigurh in No Country For Old Men won him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2008, and he also brought the most originality to a James Bond villain in Skyfall (2012) than audiences have seen since perhaps Robert Davi portrayed drug-lord Franz Sanchez in License To Kill (1989) opposite Timothy Dalton. But now there is word from The Wrap that Bardem may be taking the villain role in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which will once again star Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow and Keith Richards as Jack’s father Captain Teague. Actors Geoffrey Rush and Orlando Bloom are also rumored to be returning to the franchise as Captain Barbosa and Will Turner, although this has not been officially confirmed. Bardem would be playing the ghost pirate Captain Brand, who is seeking a supernatural object that will aid him in his quest to get revenge on Sparrow for killing his brother. The new movie will be directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg and is expected to begin filming this coming February in Australia (apparently after some reported incentives from the Australian government) and has received a new release date from Disney for July 7, 2017. That is still a very long way away, and even now Pirates of the Caribbean seems like a distant memory of the early 2000s, but maybe Disney will actually pull something decent out of their ever-growing well. I guess we’ll find out in a few years’ time.
Mermaids & Accolades are gearing up to drop their new “Faces Collection” soon. The “Native”, “Geisha” and “Day of the Dead” tees are available NOW on their web-store for pre-order. In shooting the collection, the Minneapolis based brand linked up with Finding Novyon & Savanna Thomas (!) as models, we have to say the shirts look pretty good. Three colorful tees right on time for the summer, click the link below to hit up their site for a better look.
Location: 2935 Fremont Ave S, Minneapolis When: Friday, June 13th
The good guys from Create Karma will be hosting a BBQ/Pop Up Shop tonight in Uptown. You’ll be able to kick it with good people and take a look at some of Create Karma’s growing collection of merch. Hot Dogs and a few other things will be provided, but if you’re really hungry you should consider bringing your own meat to grill. This should definitely be a good time, word on the street is a video shoot could be in the works as well.
Chicago clothing brand & store, St. Alfred; recently hooked up with legendary surf brand Stussy. The capsule collection is pretty dope and features a jacket, hat, crew-neck and a t-shirt; all of which is now available at St. Alfred.
Nike SB and Diamond Supply Co will once again be joining forces on a pair of dunks. This time around the two companies have designed a Dunk Hi for all those sneaker heads who’ve been dying for another collaboration. The global release date for these has been set for February 8th, however they’ll see a limited release on February 5th. If you remember anything about the previous drop, you know these will most likely be limited to a couple thousand pairs. If you like what you see or simply want a pair for your collection, start hitting up your local retailers NOW.
Nike recently opened a breathtaking skate park for their SB department in the center of Berlin, Germany. By the looks of it, Nike has built one of the cleanest parks in Europe. Peep the clip above and keep an eye out for their 1st visual in the Shelter.