project wrap-up

one blackberry, five martinis, two flights, one blister, countless pirates & wenches, a few sushi rolls, four iced coffees, two security screenings, and one expired driver's license i emerge from project las vegas. it was a bit hectic and a bit disappointing, yet it was not without a silver lining. nice collective for spring looks amazing. i think the theme is called bandoliers and relates to roma nomads. i also found a great new line called cast denim from LA that is something between APC and vintage levis. they use all old stock denim and hand-sewn construction to make awesome jeans and jackets and such. we were all wearing beat up chucks. i also checked out rag & bone, but i'm not sure if they like me enough to sell me their clothes! we'll see. also, distilled -- a line from SF - looked great for spring and i'm interviewing matty from the line tomorrow. other than that, there wasn't a whole lot besides my usual favorites like NSF and save khaki.

barry weaver

meet barry weaver... DJ and producer extraorinaire who i've been told has the largest collection of music in san diego. who knows if that's true or not, but if you see his house, it definitely feels that way. barry is the brainchild behind successful club nights like electrolux and made an awesome mix for us. he described it as "mid tempo, summery, lyric, cosmic, kind of mix, really sunday, sunset, cafe del mar, total like you know old school kind of ibiza vibe." we love it, and so will you.


phantasmagoria @ buzz this weekend

Need some excitement this weekend? Adapta Project, a San Diego Tijuana arts group, will be taking over the Buzz Clothing warehouse (630 10th Ave.) from 7 to 11 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 24. Adapta Project presents Phantasmagoria: A Group Art Show, which will open with the obligatory beer-and-wine reception and remain open until Sunday, Aug. 26, when the show closes with casual art talks from 3 to 5 p.m.

Phantasmagoria features new works by artists Michael James Armstrong, Brian Dick, Foi Jimenez and Jorge Tellaeche.

brooklyn thieves

check out the latest underground brand at buzz... brooklyn thieves. in a world saturated by typical graphic t-shirts, brooklyn thieves stands out. fun and fresh, these t's will have your friends wondering when you got such mad style. check out james brown and kevin federline below.



check out the latest from diesel. my favorites are their wovens with classic western styling and their amazing denim. the look is cleaner and more sophisticated than in the past few seasons. enjoy.


nice collective

we finally got our shipment of nice collective in! it's so rad. all the sweaters are distressed with thumb holes; one has a white spider-web woven into the back of it. the jackets are fitted and perfect. the leather jacket we got is the coolest i've seen. it feels like stepping onto the set of blade runner.

howe for fall

we just got the first fall delivery for Howe in the shop and on the web. it's a really clean collection for Howe: fitted blazers, tailored woven shirts and Ts, and cool graphics inspired by seattle grunge of the 90s. check it out at buzz.


sounds like trouble

by now, you have to be living in a cave not to have an iPod. there are different shapes and sizes and colors, and yet, the headphones are the same... the same boring white ear buds that are as ubiquitous as a frappuccino in the summertime. to save us from the monotony of white that dangles from the ears of every jogger and commuter WeSC has introduced a line of designer headphones. a collaboration between WeSC and DJ Aoki (better known as kid millionaire), their superior sound is equalled only by their color palette. i expect to find them in the carry-on luggage of every jet-setter from aspen to the antilles. my jansport will be carrying the Pro set in lime green. available at BuzzClothing.com starting from
$28 - $195.


the fuzz

check out our favorite late summer shades... the fuzz from sabre vision. for some reason, they make me think of polyester suits and sugarhill gang. they also come in red and gray. on sale for $76 at buzz.


featured DJ: anthony ross

you'll love our daily track today.  actually, i think it's gonna be a track of the week.  our friend anthony ross made us a rad (yeah, i said "rad") mini-mix.  at 22 he's already spinning at some of the best clubs in san diego like belo and thin.  he's also known to do out of control beach parties on mission bay.  the track is pure club music that makes us miss our raver days.  grab the ketel and red bull and let's do it.  two ounces electro, a heaping tablespoon of house, and a dash of techno shaken vigorously with a ketel and redbull, click here to download the mix to put on your ipod for the perfect 25 minute dance party.


what is it about diamonds?

simultaneously fragile and and yet the hardest known substance on the
planet, diamonds are as fascinating as they are mysterious. composed
of pure carbon, some diamonds have a mythology of their own. take
the koh-i-nur, also known as syamantaka. first mentioned over 5,000
years ago in ancient sanskrit texts, it has been in the possession of
royalty from india to persia to afghanistan to england, where it now
rests in the crown of queen elizabeth. originally weighing 186 1/16
carats, it was re-cut in an effort to improve its brilliance.
translated as "mountain of light", the koh-i-nur originates from the
oldest known diamond mines in the world in andhra pradesh, india. it
has caused wars, political turmoil, and is believed by some to bear a
fatal curse to any man who wears it. one hindu legend is that it
once belonged krishna himself and was stolen as he lay sleeping.
3,000 years older than christ, 1,000 years older than the great
pyramid at giza and the oldest chinese dynasty, the stone is
mentioned in both james joyce's "ulysses" and henry david thoreau's
"walden." its value was once believed to be so great that it could
provide two and a half days of food for the entire population of the
world. it now sits locked away in the tower of london.


kaiserin magazine

Eclectic, crazy, and refreshing, Kaiserin Magazine should be on everyone's required summer reading list. Founded in 2006 by Arnaud-Pierre Fourtané and Didier Fitan, this French-English bilingual biannual calls itself "a magazine for boys with problems and all the girls who like them." It features the work of both established and emerging artists, photographers, authors, designers and illustrators who address homosexuality in their work.

The second issue -- called the Ecstasy Collective (or L'Extase Collective for our baguette-wielding friends) -- is out now and features diverse content including a hysterical shower orgy photographed in the basement of the Warhol Museum by Bruce LaBruce, black and white sketches of organic and fluid forms by Matthieu Levet, and a series of photographic portraits of ex-lovers by Nicolas Wagner. Not to be missed from Issue 02 is "Voisinage / Neighborhood", the series of ghostly photographs by Christian Siekmeier of different living spaces around where he grew up with childhood crushes posing inside.

Available at BuzzClothing.com for $15. Don't miss it.


weekend wrap-up

the weekend is over, and one thing is certain -- buzz is tired.
yesterday was a blur of mojitos, champagne, and negro modelo...
poolside with our friends adam and corey spinning and lots of tattoos
and hipsters. kind of surreal and lots of daft punk playing. i
think everyone is still reeling from the LA show that i missed
because i was too busy missing a flight to miss the show to miss a
trip to new york.
don't miss the daily track today... a sexy little number from an
italian flick from 1973 called "sessomatto"... very inspiring.


pride with a purpose party

so i've finally got the photos back from our party to benefit the san
diego youth housing project. the event raised over $3,000 for the
project that provides transitional housing for homeless teens in san
diego. thanks to the W hotel, DWR, MyPartnerPerfect.com, and Effen
vodka for making it a success!