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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)



Special thanks to Destro Escobar for this beautiful flyer.

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Welcome to Twin Peaks IRL

THE COVEN ventured to the ancient woods of the central coast this weekend (more on that later this week) and stumbled into its own twilight zone version of Twin Peaks.  Emerging from the darkness of our campsite in the Pfeiffer Woods, we discovered that the local lodge was a spitting image of The Great Northern Hotel–complete with slick but angry owner, drunk European guests, wood paneled walls, and an eerie period soundtrack in the lobby.  When we left with the wine we’d come for, we noticed the single hanging traffic light in the area, encountered the dead body of an owl, and were terrified by the otherworldly call of an animal that seemed poised to possess.  When we got back to our site, a lone motorcyclist (though not as cute as James) drove past several times before vanishing into the night.

While we didn’t get any of our James wannabe, here are a couple of pictures of Kaitlyn pulling her best Laura Palmer/Annie Blackburn in the lobby…


And the real thing….

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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.


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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



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

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Obligatory Coachella Post

Yes, Coachella ended Sunday night (or Monday morning..oops) and it’s Tuesday night now, but that should just be an indication of how much we were loving it this weekend.


-#basedgod Lil’ B announcing that the title of his new album is “I’m Gay” while Sebastian from Dem Passwords Gallery DJed his set

-HEALTH scaring away timid lingering CSS fans within their first five minutes and then playing a cover of Pictureplane’s Goth Star

-Bumping shoulders with Rihanna and being the sole object of her death stare for an entire fraction of a second ❤

-The light displays the Creator’s Project made for the Sahara dance tent and the Arcade Fire

-Watching how hard Alice Glass raged onstage even though her foot is broken

-Ke$ha being nearly unrecognizable due to an unusual level of cleanliness, clothedness, and sobriety

-Realizing that spending time with Kanye’s ballerinas will turn you into an alien.  Kanye being carried to the stage in a beam of light was definitely a signal to the mothership.

Thank you Based God


The Creators Project’s Sahara Tent Display

Getting galactic with the ballerinas

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Pictureplane’s Hotel Room Rave

Pictureplane + a hotel room + random door to door guest invites + pajamas + whippets.  Watch as shit gets weird while Travis Egedy performs a new song at XLR8R.


And of course, if you haven’t already, download his new mixtape Thee Negative Slave at Filter NOW.  Get excited….new album coming soon.

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The Annals of Berlin

Our friend and muse Chris O’Hurley in a custom brocade/camo Coven cape.  Apparently the person who photographed him works for the archives of Berlin??  A Google search came up with nothing official, but we’d like to imagine there’s an underground office filled with rows and rows of catalogued film negatives, and that these 2 photos are among them.  We’re making history, Mama!

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