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eShakti Revisits The Vintage Style of Bonnie and Clyde

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move

459px-Bonnieclyde_fThere has been a longing fascination with Depression Era bank robbers Bonnie Elizabeth Parker  and Clyde Chestnut Barrow. The two outlaws and their gang captured the attention of the Americans people during the “public enemy era” between 1931 and 1934. They later had their reputation revived and cemented in American pop folklore by Arthur Penn’s 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde, which starred Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty. With A&E’s recent (and summarily slammed) TV remake this past week, it’s no surprise that not only are this couple’s antics in the spotlight once again, but their fashions are as well.

eShakti, the premiere online retailer of retro-inspired, customizable apparel, decided to highlight a more charming side of this pair and came up with some interesting pieces that can help you channel the aspiring-actress-turned-criminal  that will make you look simply….shall we say… arresting?  Add a headpiece, rouge those lips, and you’re ready to break hearts!






Celebrate Literature Through Fashion – Enter the Toms and Out of Print Back-To-School Sweepstakes

pigeonTOMS and Out of Print have teamed up once again for their back to school sweepstakes – a chance to win some awesome prizes! The contest runs until Wednesday, September 4, 9:00am EDT. The winners will be announced Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Head over to Out of Print Clothing now for your chance to win! 

* Please note that entering your email is an opt-in for both TOMS and Out of Print’s email lists.  Here at Gia On The Move, we don’t particularly like to enforce other people’s rules.  But if you are ok with it, simply click on the image below.  You can always opt out.  Just suggesting…

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About Out of Print:

Out of Print’s mission is to celebrate literature through fashion and help increase access to books around the world. Out of Print licenses and designs original artwork from iconic literary classics to create unique conversation starters in the form of apparel, tote bags, iPhone cases, stationery items, accessories and novelty gift items. To date, Out of Print has helped donate 600,000 books to communities in need through their partnership with Books For Africa.

Magic Knitting Factory Project

The Knitting FactoryMusic and entertainment brand Knitting Factory Entertainment (KFE) is back at Project Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas today August 19-­‐ 21st, the third appearance at PROJECT, since June.

Look for Knitting Factory Entertainment in Booth 21114—and they shouldn’t be hard to find as this year’s booth will be twice the size as KFE’s 2012 PROJECT setup.

KFE’s global entertainment lifestyle collection launched in January 2012. The KFE collection boasts unique and original pieces in many categories including apparel, accessories and leather goods with an eye on footwear, headwear, electronics and skate decks. Inspired by the brand’s heritage of creating uniquely American collections, it features homegrown collaborations and pieces made in the United States and Europe. At this year’s PROJECT, KFE will be unveiling new tee, hoodie and bag designs. They will also introduce apparel with venue-­‐specific designs available for purchase at the KFE concert houses’ newly created retail spaces.

The Knitting FactoryThis year, the brand is expanding THE KNIT COLLECTION. With a nod—and a wink—to New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, the KF Brooklyn Metro Tee, the debut item in the Knitting Factory Entertainment lifestyle collection, brings style, quality and social consciousness together in what looks and feels like a favorite old concert t-­‐shirt. KFE proudly offers this 100% American Made, organic cotton tee with sustainable design and manufacturing from field to printing. This season, KFE has supplemented the Metro Tee with four new SKU’s including “Black Heart Procession;” “Cops;” “Gazer” and Fela (bearing the face of Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti, which KFE launched as a household brand last season. As producers of the eponymous Tony Award-­‐winning Broadway show Fela!, KFE will be displaying items from his collection of album artwork, show graphics and more.

brooklyn“Knitting Factory already has deals to produce apparel—tees, accessories and novelty products— featuring incredible imagery from iconic shows held at Knitting Factory venues.” The collection is rolling out at newly designed retail spaces within Knitting Factory Concert Houses in Brooklyn, Boise, Spokane and Reno, as well as at at retailers across the globe including boutiques in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Asia, Europe and Australia.

KFE has continued to build on previous agreements in place for accessories and US-­‐made apparel with the likes of Groceries Apparel (www.groceriesapparel.com) and Ecoteka (www.ecotekaworld.com); as well as expanding the KFE brand by signing on French clothing and accessories company KOTHAI, (www.kothai.fr) slated to roll out a line of leather accessories in Europe including bags, wallets and iPad cases, t-­‐shirts and other apparel. New licensee Atlanta-­‐based fashion and apparel company Fallen Arrows (http://fallenarrows.com).

About Knitting Factory Entertainment

Founded in 1987 with its first venue opening in New York City, Knitting Factory Entertainment is a creative producer, manager and distributor of universal music content, film/TV and theatrical events: The Company operates music venues across the country including New York, California, Idaho, Washington and Nevada; Knitting Factory Presents, one of the top 50 promoters in the world, produces national and international tours, concerts and events; Knitting Factory Records, along with its partners Partisan Records and Young One Records, manages recorded music catalogues and current artists and releases content in all formats as well as music-­‐branded DVDs; and Figure Eight Media and Knitting Factory Management and Van Johnson Company, which handles the careers of emerging and critically acclaimed recording and theatrical artists both in the U.S. and overseas. The Federal Bar, located in Los Angeles, was KFE’s first large scale gastropub and events complex; it has just opened a second location in Long Beach, CA. Bow & Truss, a Latin-­‐themed bistro, launched in 2012. The District Bar in Spokane, WA launched adjacent to the Knitting Factory concert house there in February 2013.

Have You Been To Church?

Rhianna in CHURCHRhianna does it.

So does Gwen Stefani, Halle Berry, Leny Kravitz, Steven Tyler, Diddy, Kanye and Kim.

They retreat to a 5,000 sq. ft. sanctuary, hidden by green vine, on one of the most trafficked streets in Los Angeles, Santa Monica Blvd., off the radar and without any outside view to the public. A buzz is required for entry.  Inside it is a warm refuge.

And there they find the divine…


CHURCHBoutique, hub to the serious shoppers and celebrities who want quality without having to walk into a Barney’s or Maxfield’s, opened to the public in Sept. 2009 as a  creative collaboration by Rodney Burns and David Malvaney, housing exclusive high-end, avant-garde fashion, accessories and jewelry collections from the best emergin designers around the globe. The environment showcases meticulously curated art, sculpture, antiquities and designs from emerging and established artists and designers, with the likes of a permanent installation wall by Retna.  It’s the biggest kept secret in West Hollywood…until now.


Hair Versus Harry Styles

Harry Styles

We still can’t decide what part of Harry Styles caught our attention first.  Was it just the British Invasion Boy Band Teen heartthrob hair mass?  Or was it his being spotted in a super cool Vintage Kiss Inspired Junk Food Tee ($38) outside a local restaurant that made us melt like butter? Bashful -and we love it!


What Comes Around Goes Around

It’s been said many times, “What Comes Around Goes Around.” We just had no idea that one of our favorite trend-liners would take it so seriously.  Turning back the clock is the Scoop NYC X Vintage Chanel Trunk Show soon to travel to Los Angeles from New York City. Taking place at the Scoop Brentwood store from Tuesday, April 23rd- Sunday, April 28th you’ll be able to step in and “Scoop” up a few coveted above-trend, vintage atelier pieces to fill in your wardrobe “gaps.”  You’ll be one of a kind!
Scoop NYC

Art & Fashion: Poetic Monday Mornings with Chanel



Our friend uber fashion film artist Trevor Undi is back.  This time he’s set us up with his newest film creation artfully showcasing the stunning elements of Karl Lagerfeld’s Métiers d’Art 2012/13 collection at Scotland’s Linlithgow Palace. Set against the poetic and emotionally haunting Retrograde from James Blake.

Kymera NYC

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week NYC: Nina Skarra

Our own Carlos Stafford, The Model Critic used his talents this past Sunday (February 10) to cover The Nina Skarra show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

Fasion Designer Nina Skarra

Scandiavian born Fashion Designer Nina Skarra who originally started out as an illustrator and graphic designer, known for her rough edge design and illustrations using torn paper.  Here’s what the model critic had to say about the new Fall 2013 collection:

“Nina Skarra’s collection for Fall 2013 is clean, simple, and minimal that combines femininity and good taste.  Beautiful fabrics with subtle tucks and pleating presents an elegant, exquisite touch, positioning her line in an enviable timeless, classical niche that is unique and modern.”

Maison Kitsuné: More Than a Classic Catwalk

Maison Kitsuné
For the first time in the fashion house’s short history, Maison Kitsuné proudly presented its Fall Winter 2013 women’s collection as the guest designers at Pitti W.
Two shows took place to honor this paramount occasion, hosted at the historic Palazzo Capponi as co-founders Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki unveiled a layered and dynamic experience: An eclectic mix of both fashion and music presented in a show staged as a live TV recording, starring top musicians on the Kitsuné label.
The hot new sensation CITIZENS!, the seductresses Say Lou Lou, the French talent Yelle and the DJ duo from London Eli & Fur performed live during the show, dressed in Maison Kitsuné Fall-Winter 2013. Designers and pop personalities Verbal and Yoon, of Ambush Design, hosted the show as it was filmed by Loïc Prigent.
The Fall-Winter 2013 apparel line introduces a modern re-imagination of Maison Kitsuné classics, inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s movies of the 50’s. The graphics lines, prints and high-quality fabrics give to this collection a preppy style with a modern urban touch.
Florence, Italy


Maison Kitsuné Presents First Show as Guest Designers at Pitti W.

Crafty Little Cyber Monday (Do’s and Deals)

She’s at it again!

Martha Stewart Crafts “Crafty Mondays” Sweepstakes 

Each Monday through 12/31, 5 lucky fans will win a $100MarthaStewartCrafts.com online shopping spree. (Martha Stewart Crafts is a member of the EK Success Brand family).

To enter, visit the “Crafty Mondays” Sweepstakes tab on the EK Success Brands Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/EKSuccessBrands) for your chance to win! Or use these quick links:

You can enter once a day, and be sure to check the Facebook page every Monday to see who the five winners are!

And Gia On The Move readers receive a 20% coupon code for MarthaStewartCrafts.com. Just enter BLOG20 at checkout.


Holiday Craft Month Kickoff 

New Ceramics by Kristen Erickson
Saturday, December 1, 6-9pm

Fifth Floor Los Angeles is kicking off the Holiday Season in Chinatown this Saturday, December 1st!

Holiday Craft Month starts off with new ceramics by L.A. designer, Kristen Erickson. Her new work includes hand-built ceramic succulent containers that are simply gorgeous little garden worlds unto themselves. There will be a lot more going on that night as the Chinatown Christmas Tree lighting occurs in the Central Plaza. The night also includes a Holiday Pop-up Shop around the corner at KK Gallery as well as a new performance called Cabaret Automata next door at our neighbor,Automata.

ps. They’ve recently added quite a few items to the online store and you can use the code, Cyber20, to receive 20% off until Wednesday, November 28th!

502 Chung King Court
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Cyber Monday with The Cools 

Monday, November 26th  
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Performance by Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan 
The Gallery
Dream Downtown
355 West 16th Street OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – GET ON The Cools Jamboree RSVP list at  www.thecools.com 

Social shopping start-up The Cools is stepping offline for Cyber Monday for another one of their infamous Jamboree events. For this edition of his famed Jamboree’s Olivier Van Themsche will debut 26 collaboration items designed specifically for the holiday season in partnership with The Cools.
About The Cools:
The Cools is a New York City startup founded by Parisian entrepreneur Olivier van Themsche. The Cools delivers a social marketplace tailored to your personal style. Follow curators you trust, share inspiration, shop from the community or sell your own things. This social marketplace is a vibrant and shop-able dialogue among tastemakers.


Pants designer, Alvin Valley, (aka, the “king of pants,”) is renowned for his highly coveted, flawlessly fitting pants that captured the attention of such starlets as Cameron DiazGwyneth Paltrow, and Kate Winslet, the designer has re-introduced his line exclusively online at http://www.alvinvalley.com.

Cyber Monday Shopping Exclusive!

25% off of your purchase of the following  Holiday pant styles including:

Gold 190 Skinny, High Waisted Winged Skinny, Super High Banded.  Perfect pick me ups for the holiday season and beyond!

Ivana Helsinki: Peculiar Fennoscandian Fashion Film Fusion

Imagination has firmly taken hold of Ivana Helsinki, as lead designer Paola Suhonen creates and curates the family owned, eco-friendly, independent art, fashion, cinema brand with a premiere of the new Autumn-Winter 2012-2013 collection, Friday, September 14th, 2012 from 7-10pm at the New York City Concept Store located at 251 Elizabeth Street (between E. Houston and Prince).

Started as a personal art project by Suhonen, Ivana Helsinki has since evolved into a way of living.  The mix of past and present has infused her style and she considers each collection like a small charming ballad reminiscent of times gone by when wild spontaneity ruled the day, when friends got together for simple evenings by the fire with hors d’oeuvres and a bit of wine just to chat; the comfort of company; freedom in the moment.

It is an unusual, cultural approach, completely tactile in feel and definitively wearable.  Every garment is a one of a kind art piece, special, plush, in its individuality and youthful style that absolutely goes beyond trend.

Earlier this spring, Gia On The Move was invited to preview the Autumn-Winter 2012 collection at the Bollare Showroom in West Hollywood, CA on a warm breezy, afternoon, that already had its own sort of wild Nordic call to nature.

A miniature labyrinth of clothing racks and accessories transformed the back room with radiance and color; it was as if I had stepped into a film.

Immediately noticeable was how exquisitely light spectrum had been translated inside the darkness of colors and non-colors alike to reflect and refract like the lens of a camera, Suhonen’s own personal perspective right into the detailed prints and fabrics. Even tones and temperatures bordering on “cool” emanated delicious warmth.

As we watched the short movies filmed by Paola in the actual home of her parents’ Finnish abode, showcasing the fashions worn by girls of  her native Helsinki, she explained to me that the “feel” was absolutely “on purpose.”

Wearers of this brand will want to make a special place in their closets for any piece of this purely beautiful collection.

by Tracey Paleo


Is it possible to describe what London punk is?  Fashion? Style? Music? Attitude?  Everybody has an opinion.

Listen to Ken Downing, Fashion Director Neiman Marcus; Portia Freeman, model; John Robb, music journalist; Irina Lazareanu, model; Nikita Karizma, designer; and Vivienne Westwood muse, DJ Lady Lloyd, talking about how London continues to test the limits of anti-fashion  — “It’s so British!”