Songs of the week: Rock and Roll with a modern twist

November 29, 2014 | Music, Retro music | 0 comments

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Remember the 1950s? Even if you don’t, you will know that this decade, Rhythm & Blues and Rock and Roll have an unbreakable bond. While I was watching a dvd today, I was intrigued by its background music. I was wondering which band of the 1950s was playing. Of course my best friend Youtube helped me out here. I was pleasantly surprised that I had to fast forward to the present because this band is not from the 1950s, but has been alive and kicking since 2008.

Presenting to you a Rockabilly band of the present featuring lovely Blues and Rock and Roll of the past: The Rhythm Shakers. This band with a very high 1950s Rock and Roll vibe, has an unique sound which is almost similar to the old days. However, there is one big difference. Where in the 1950s the Blues and Rock and Roll world was dominated by men, the lead singer is in this case female. But no ordinary female. Lead singer Marlene Perez has an interesting, raw voice which totally fits the “wild” atmosphere. In 2008 the album “Flipsville” came out and in 2014 the album “Voodoo”. The Rhythm Shakers are continuously touring in Europe, but they also perform worldwide on Rockabilly festivals.

Well, time to turn up the volume and Rock and Roll te evening away. These are in my opinion a few of their best songs:


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Magazine brought to life: INCONCEPT Live Magazine

November 16, 2014 | Lifestyle | 0 comments

Reading a magazine. Been there done that. Still doing it when it’s an interesting magazine. But what about a magazine that you can experience live? Never been there and never done that. So it was time to try. Last Thursday was the grand opening of a new pop-up store in Rotterdam: INCONCEPT Live Magazine. As a blogger, I was invited to this event to experience this new pop-up store.

Let’s start with some background information. INCONCEPT Live Magazine is founded by Evana Kuik. Evana Kuik is a designer and has her own label: EVAN Menswear. Her idea was to create a live platform for upcoming creative designers and artists, where they can work on new concepts and designs and show their unique products to the public. INCONCEPT aims to be a platform for national and international talents. Just like a magazine has various categories, INCONCEPT offers various live categories: fashion, food, (interior) design, art, beauty, books, music and photography and more.

The opening event was an interesting experience. I didn’t really know what to expect so I went there with an open minded. The great thing about an open mind and no expectations? A pleasant surprise. It all started with a warm welcome. Next thing I immediately noticed when I walked into the store was the relaxed atmosphere. There is no “buy pressure” at all, even if you have made your fifth round in the store. There were live happenings like the fashion show of the EVAN Menswear collection and live demonstrations of laser engraving on your favorite objects. At the grand opening it was also possible to get a “live” tattoo!

In my opinion there are two main reasons why this pop-up store is really different than others. First of all, the store has something for everyone. You can go in the restaurant upstairs to get a coffee or a sandwich. When you’re done you can go downstairs and choose some nice reading material in the book section, walk around and try out some unique shoes, walk to the other side and shop some not-so-common baby clothes and go back for a nice laser engravement on your iPhone! Secondly, this store has a nice vintage meet present blend. Which I obviously really like. You will find real vintage items at INCONCEPT but also products with the technology of today.

Curious to this not-so-common pop-up store and its products? Ofcourse I made some smartphone snapshots so you can get a sneak peek yourself. I will definitely go back to this pop-up store for some books and heels (ladies please analyse picture number three). You may scroll down now…

You can find INCONCEPT Live Magazine at the Coolsingel 83 in Rotterdam.
http://www.inconcept.nl

 

Delicious and healthy juices | Sajoer

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I want to ride my bicycle… | Velo Vintage

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Ladies: we all have sit-shoes, party high heels and comfortable heels-for-work. Now you don’t have to carry three pairs of shoes anymore. Presenting: Pumps (and shoes) with changeable heels. | Tanya Heath

 


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Movember 19th century style

November 10, 2014 | Vintage lifestyle | 0 comments

Men Special Alert.

So, I don’t really like moustaches and beards and I can not lie. However since it’s Movember, I can make an exception. Ofcourse the exception will be in Oriental Spice and some Chocolate style. Presenting to you: the 19th century moustache (and beard) special. Men: it’s time to make a statement here. Take your pick for this Movember.

 

The classy styled moustache

38749-atlvia Encyclopedia of New Zealand

 

The fringe

19th century beardsvia Mattsko

 

Like a true gentleman

beards-19th-centuryvia Wikipedia

 


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Silent night…


And no, it’s not Christmas yet so if the famous Christmas song started playing in your head, press on pause (for seven weeks). Today, I would like to share another Silent night special with you. Now that autumn has arrived and winter is coming, you may want to increase your movie nights with blankets and some hot chocolate.

If you are watching a movie, spoken dialogues and not-muted gestures play an essential part in your movie experience.
So, you are either:
– laughing and enjoying the movie (because humor and great spoken dialogues make the world go round)
– not laughing and enjoying the movie (because life is not always fun and games, which is being shown in this movie)
– not laughing and enjoying the movie (which is why you are distracting yourself right now on the world wide web, social media or your beloved smartphone).

When you think about movies these days, sound and spoken conversation are important elements which can totally break or make your movie experience. What is Pirates of the Caribbean without the hilarious dialogues of Captain Jack Sparrow for example? And who doesn’t remember the iconic words “Bond. James Bond”? As common as it is right now, hundred years ago speaking in movies was totally not normal. However, music has ruled our lives since various centuries and also silent movies could not run without some good music.

 
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Vintage Halloween

October 25, 2014 | Vintage lifestyle | 0 comments

Brace yourself. Halloween pictures will rule your social media timeline the coming week. And in this case you can blame me. However, you may just blame me for some good old vintage entertainment or for that cool, original Halloween look. October is ending, the nights are getting colder and everyone who celebrates Halloween is looking for some fabulous and scary Halloween outfits. If you’re looking for some inspiration, look back. And I mean look way back in history. Get inspired by these vintage Halloween pictures. Oh and pay attention. We go back and forth from nice vintage Halloween pictures, to pictures that are 10 times scarier than nowadays Halloween fashion. Happy (vintage) Halloween!

 

Spying on me?

vintage-halloweenvia Allison Marchant – flickr.com

 

Shadow gone wild

vintage-halloweenvia Jhayne – flickr.com

I believe I can fly… I believe I can touch the sky

vintage-halloweenvia Retrogasm

 


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