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Howl x The Coven Pop Up Shop

We’re almost there!  On October 22, 2011, HOWL and THE COVEN will transform E.P.I.C. Shop in Echo Park into a futuristic trip to ancient Egypt for a party, installation, and a sale of new items from both brands.  We’ll have drinks and music to get you loose, and eye-candy in the form of art installations from Howl, The Coven and fine artist Conchi Sanford, as well as new, one-of-a-kind jewelry and clothing from Howl and The Coven.  Whether you come to pre-game, shop or schmooze, just make sure you’re there.

Facebook invite here.

Where: E.P.I.C. Shop, 1712 West Sunset Boulevard

When: October 22, 2011, 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (the installation will be up through November 17, 2011)

Who: HOWL x THE COVEN

What: DOPE ASS POP UP SHOP!

Special thanks to Destro Escobar for this beautiful flyer.

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björk: crystalline

we can’t stop watching this…

 

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133 @ Echo Park Independent Co-Op

This past weekend, Echo Park Independent Co-Op presented the opening reception of 133, showcasing the creations of the super-talented Keyla Marquez of Howl, David Cortes, Andrew Cortes, and Todd Razor. Each of the 4 artists specialize in different media, enabling a spectrum that catered to every aesthetic. And we do mean spectrum. The ethereal colors in David Cortes’ glossy prints were simply awe-inspiring.

And this sense of enchantment was continued by the whimsical, shear fabrics and sweeping lengths used in several of Keyla’s creations for Howl.

Be sure to check out their work on display this month at E.P.I.C.(@ 1712 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026)

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1 1 . 1 1 FOTOZ

Last Saturday, we ventured out to the Moon Festival in Pomona, where our shiny capes were worn during the first performance of   t h e . b r e a t h. Below are some fotoz of the 1 1 : 1 1 performance, featuring kenBTS, Nikko Gray, and Iman.

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TODAY: The Moon Festival in Pomona

THE COVEN will be out in Pomona today supporting the arts at The Moon Festival.  Last night we met up with KenBTS, mastermind behind t h e . b r e a t h, at his Pomona abode to deliver some shiny custom capes to him for his first ever performance as t h e . b r e a t h.  Pomona’s arts colony totally enchanted us.  From walking into someone else’s house accidentally and being offered wine instead of being cussed out, to the candlelit dinner among 8 strangers who quickly became the homies, the rhythms in Pomona were right on point.  No doubt the music performed today will only compliment that good vibe.

The Moon Festival is a free non-profit outdoor/indoor art and music street festival to benefit the School of Arts & Enterprise in downtown Pomona’s arts colony. The festival is happening during the Pomona art walk, today from NOW until midnight.  t h e . b r e a t h ‘s stage is at 565 W 2nd Street.  Hope to see you there!

from last night


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LOVING IT PAYS OFF :: THE PRINCE SHOW

THE COVEN took a field trip to see the Purple One this weekend in a voyage that proved that Loving It always pays off. We began our journey in the nosebleed section, minds blown (but not really, Prince, you know…) by the stage design and the appearance of Sheila E on the drums.

Loving it to the Nth and making every old person in the vicinity uncomfortable with our wild dancing, we soon heard the words “No photos at the tables”. We thought, “Hand-selected for simply loving it? Is this possible?”, as we were ushered down what seemed like an infinite number of stairs to be deposited at the tip of The Artist Formerly Known As stage.  “Do not stop dancing,” they instructed.  As if we needed to be told. PRINCE NEEDED US.

What followed were beautiful clouds of confetti, swarovski sparkled pants, threats of being kicked out when we were caught with camera phones in hand, and the Purple One’s perfect ass of steel within a few feet of our grasp.  When Doves Cried, we cried.

 Kaitlyn (wearing The Leia Crown) & Savannah (wearing the “No Photos” sign)

Next to us was a fledgling boy band, also loving it.  We have no idea what their music sounds like, but since they nicely complied with our demands to pose with the “NO PHOTOS” sign, the least we can do is tell you that they are called Radio for the People.

 Radio for the People

After one failed attempt to find the girl who had invited us to the Prince afterparty and one Myspace bathroom photo sesh, we headed back to COVEN headquarters for our own afterparty.  We must have inadvertently summoned Michael through the Ouija board we turned over to use as a bar on the floor…drinks never tasted so good.

Moral of the story: when you’re loving it, the universe can’t help but love you back.

  Souvenirs: Purple Rain Confetti

 Waiting for another encore. Yes, they are breaking down the stage.

(TRUE FANS)

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BADU IS FOR THE PEOPLE

Somehow the Universe heard our whispers and holographically projected us into a slow-hot-wind desert.

There we found Queen Badu. A barefoot contessa, with all the crystals of earth strung around her neck like a massive orbiting star.  Body stained with removable tattoos from the Middle East of circles, spirals, and tribal secrets.  Plastic dove perched on Queen’s left shoulder for advice and peaceful non-speech, continents of sacred natural resources gently encircled around her fingers.  Straw/sun-died hair like the most enchanting witch…but BEWARE OF HONEYDROP/SOULSCANNING EYEZ. and on and on and on and ON & ON

She took our HOLOGRAM necklaces as a small offering, and left us with some encouraging words that included “THESE ARE DOPE! Whats the name of you store? I WILL FUCK THAT SHIT UP.”…..thanks Queen

Did we mention she’s working on a holographic project and asked for our number?  POSS. COVEN-BADU COLLAB

PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE:


VIDEOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE:

HOLOZ ON ARMZ (3:10-3:20)

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