Recap: Bad Mood One Year Anniversary Party

BadMood-long-beach-1-year-anniversary-la-taco-desilu-munoz-1

Last weekend, Bad Mood Boutique celebrated one year in business with a group art show in the City of Long Beach. Shop Owner Amber Dominguez rounded up an interesting set of artists who were able to interpret the Bad Mood style into photos and artwork. Artists included Garrett McGurer, Joe Goblyn, Sifry Borrayo, Brian Hayashi, Paul Carrillo,  and Photographer Luixe. The show’s theme was centered around the photos that give Bad Mood their unique modern vintage image. Over the last year Amber Dominguez has built Bad Mood up to be one of Long Beach’s must-see stores. McGurer’s aka GRT MGR art pieces accentuated and illustrated vibrant fashion details into framed digital images. Brian Hayashi’s clever geometric mashups had people taking a closer look to identify the ancient hieroglyphic patterns. Watercolor illustrations done by Joe Goblyn created a dream-like look to the photos and gave the impression of a cool fall day. Photographer Luixe’s works commanded your eyes to see the delicate ambient light sources used to warmly light the vintage looks put together with original pieces from the Bad Mood Collection. The photos were so finely executed you thought you were looking back into the 70’s. The party was a hit, the dj was hot and the drinks were cold. L.A. Taco’s Desilu was there to celebrate and document the evening click the link for more photos of the art, the crowd, and the vibes…

(Continued)

New Shirts from Tony Stamolis

i-ca-ny-big-cart2(1)

Photographer Tony Stamolis (author of our all-time favorite book, T&T&A), has launched a new webstore featuring shirt designs you’ll want to buy. Check them all out here then go cop one before they’re gone, as they are all limited editions. http://tonystamolis.bigcartel.com/

(Continued)

Introducing MCAL Clothing Brand

L.A. Taco Contributor Anthony Godinez just sent us this video to announce the launch of his clothing brand, MCAL (MUSIC. CULTURE. ART. LIFE.)

Check out the video and look them up on Instagram: @MCAL_BRAND

Dodgers Captain Snakeskin Cap

dodgers_captain_snake

We strive to bring you the latest in LA headgear, and this latest entrant combines things you know you want– faux snakeskin with captain’s crests. The all black fitted cap is sold by New Era and is available here. This is the full product description:

(Continued)

ONSOMESHIT Is the First Core BMX Shop in Downtown L.A.

OSS opened Novemeber 15th in Downtown L.A. on 5th Street, the only shop of its kind in Los Angeles. The shop grew from the well known BMX blog and YouTube channel The Come Up, which is pretty amazing in and of itself. We’re (obv) huge fans of anyone who can turn an online outlet into a legitimate community and then an actual destination store in Downtown LA, so job well done Adam and Rob! In the above video, OSS’s co-founder Adam22 talks about the evolution and founding of the company, and what he wants to bring to the BMX game in LA.

Check out some photos from the site’s opening night in November below…

(Continued)

Mister Cartoon x LA Kings

mistercartoonlakings

Mister Cartoon, the artist synonymous with LA’s street culture turns his pen to re-imagining the iconography of one of the city’s most well loved and recognized sports teams. Check out a completely dope collaboration between Mister Cartoon and the Los Angeles Kings.

This video, shot by Estevan Oriol, gives an overview of the Mister Cartoon x LA Kings collaboration. Merchandise will be available to purchase at the Los Angeles Kings home base, STAPLES Center in Downtown Los Angeles, and online at Team Store LA/. All the items are limited edition.

(Continued)

“Spiritual Migration” ~ New Print by Defer

1xRUN-Defer-Spiritual-Migration-18x24-WEB01

If you missed out the last time Los Angeles based artist Defer put a print on 1XRUN (it sold out fast), don’t make the same mistake today. His new print is “Spiritual Migration” and it’s available now.

MUERTE ~ SoCAL

MUERTE

Lisa, modeling Hasta Muerte ~ Hollywood ~ CA

Agenda (Part Two) ~ Asphalt Yacht Club, Quintin Co, JSLV, Grenco Science, DimePiece, Chuck Originals, Rastaclat, Madekids, Olloclip

AsphaltYC_Agenda

Asphalt Yacht Club is founded by pro skateboarder Stevie Williams, along with Stefan Janoski, Nyjah Huston, and Justin “Figgy” Figueroa. Amateur skaters on the AYC team include Riley Hawk, Derrick Wilson, Ben Nordberg, and Blake Carpenter. AYC combines skate culture, street style, and contemporary fashion into one. Inspiration for the clothing line is drawn from the diversity of its team members, the designs reflecting both the struggle to succeed and the luxuries of success.

(Continued)

Photo Recap: Agenda Tradeshow (Part One)

AgendaLB2013 (1 of 28)

Last weekend, AGENDA Long Beach presented their two-day youth-culture forum. Encompassing each facet of California lifestyle, Agenda brings together brands focused on streetwear, fashion, action sports, sneakers, surf, skateboarding and more. This year, the BERRICS curated the skate section, and there was an added emphasis on women. Over 600 brands were represented at the show, which was marked the 10 year anniversary of a unique tradeshow experience. LA TACO’s own Erwin Recinos was their to take you on a tour of this two day event…

AgendaLB2013 (3 of 28)

(Continued)

Cantrell’s Feed Bin ~ Rowland Heights

IMG_5539

Cantrell’s Feed Bin ~ 19148 Walnut ~ Rowland Heights

(Continued)