MIAMI ! This Saturday, May 11th, come join us at Style Market Miami! Not sure what that is? You’ve seen it, it’s the huge open-air market on 23rd and NW 2nd Ave in Wynwood during every second Saturday- vendors sell vintage items, hand bags, jewelry, furniture, EVERYTHING. And this Saturday your 2 Dope Bitches will be in attendance!
Featuring Vintage hand-picked Items from the 2 Dope Bitches and original jewelry by Aja
6 pm to 11:30 pm 2303 NW 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33127 Check the Official Facebook Page for info, updates and more !
This is THE COLLECTION‘s first Pop Up Shop so we are really excited. We carefully select our vintage pieces with the hope that people find something they wouldn’t have otherwise. Also, this is the first time the one-of-a-kind jewelry will be available in person. So, come out to our shop and find something unique! THE COLLECTION has women’s vintage as well as unisex and men’s items. So, don’t sleep! Also, don’t forget mother’s day is the next day- so you forgetful people have an extra chance to get a great gift for mom.
A few weeks ago we got the chance to hang out with YNG during the filming of his video for “Still Not A Player”, the dope new single off his newest project NSTB II. Norma and I had a fun time, talking shi*t, drinking 40′s and eating Wendy’s on the off time, and made sure to strike a few old school poses here and there. Shot in Miami’s Wynwood area by the very talented Unkle Luc, there is no surprise that the visual came out really great.
The video features lots of Vintage Stereon clothing, along with some ILL vintage pieces like that Heat Jacket and Orlando Magics Jersey. A special third dope bitch got thrown into the mix, I forgot her name, but she was a blast to work with also, very well behaved.
Last Summer we did a really fun photo shoot with our girl Tobi who runs and operates Fox House, a rad online boutique geared toward the fashion forward flower child and anyone who loves pretty things and great vintage finds. Tobi is a smart, down to earth Miami girl with a West Coast vibe, so she’s the perfect go to girl for Summer closet updates to your wardrobe! With brands like MinkPink, Somedays Lovin, High Heels Suicide and Hawk Couture, Fox House delivers consumers unique and covetable pieces that you can’t find everywhere.
Want to see what Fox House has to offer?
What’s more is that Tobi also runs the Fox House blog, where you can find new item updates, new artist highlights, tips on how to wear the pieces and lots and lots of inspiration for creating a dope outfit.
Stay updated on Facebook as well, where you’ll find new products and GIVEAWAYS/CONTESTS that are definitely worth entering !
Since it’s now officially Spring (and starting to get hot in Miami again THANK THE LORD), here are a few photos from our shoot to get you in the Summer Time mood !
We here at 2DOPEBITCHES.COM always are on the look out for new and exciting fashion concepts that will make sure the wearer will stand out in any crowd. Enter: Chromat Garments- “Structural experiments for the human body” According to the official Facebook page. The young company (founded in 2010) seems to take cues from a broad range of sources such from the crinolines of the 1800′s to the iconic Jean Paul Gaultier bra of Madonna’s 1990 Blonde Ambition tour, with Comic Book Villains and Carttoons also adding to the melting pot of ideas.
I love the way the pieces range from demure and relaxed (small bow head band) to extremely outrageous (red “Jessica Rabbit” Cage dress). The creator, Becca McCharen, has a background in Architecture and Urban Design. Some of the garments take design elements from scaffoldings and buildings, while others mimic exoskeletons or even superhero masks. The ideas are intricate yet simple, and leave room for each wearer to really personalize the pieces. All of the cage pieces are made to order, so it takes about 3 weeks to be delivered, but I think it’s totally worth having that jaw-dropping conversation starter in your wardrobe. I need some of this in my life- maybe I’ll start small with the Mickey Mouse ears or the Cat Ear headband.
* Fun Fact: The 135 backup dancers for Beyoncé’s Super Bowl performance this year were all wearing Chromat harnesses- Kudos to Chromat for getting into the best show of the year and to the stylists who paid that extra amount of attention to detail !
Now, who’s daring enough to pull these looks off??
Here are some of my personal favorite Chromat goodies:
Images Via: Chromat
Recently we got the opportunity to work with a few very dope women who are doing their things in the fashion and photography worlds. Angela Mejia is a talented photographer from Chicago with a knack for fashion photography as well as architecture and (my personal favorite) food photography. Once we linked up with her, we also met Estrella Figeuroa who did a fabulous job on our makeup and Vanessa Castillo who got great behind the scenes shots from us getting our makeup done to posing by the Bay in Downtown Miami.
We acted as our own stylists for the shoot (which makes sense as we are sometimes stylists to others) and made sure to bring our personal vibe to the shoot. With our gold grills, American Apparel basics, name plate necklaces, signature heels and accessories, along with some ANML HSE thrown in for good measure, I think we gave a pretty accurate taste of our day to day style.
Please check out these lovely ladies’ Facebook pages for more info/updates on their work !
In today’s musical environment, one’s image has never been more important, and that of course translates into musicians’ videos. Everyone these days has “swag”- the cool “it” hat or tee can be seen on basically anyone walking down the street. That’s boring now. One thing that an artist can call his or her own though is the visualization of their music. And one thing I love about really well done music videos is that it can be something so personal, so true to the vibe and meaning of the song, something that not everyone can jack and water down. Like, I’m tired of being told to Comme Des Fuck Down. Let’s see something dope and new !
There are two videos that caught my attention today that I have to share with you all. They are from very different musical genres: one a Philly based rapper, one a UK based electro producer, but they both have visually amazing videos. Check them out below and please note, they may cause seizures!!
Featuring a haunting sample of Fiona Apple’s “Every Single Night”. Directed by Qarim Brown. Tight work. A little bit trendy with the angelic baroque theme that is so right now, but still very good.
Follow Forte on Twitter @Gilbereforte for more updates!
Utilizing clips from the 1950′s in the craziest way, this video by Cyriak blew my mind. The amount of work this took is unimaginable to my feeble mind. The song is a little creepy and the video, at least to me, is a testament to American consumerism. Or maybe it’s just a bunch of GIFs.
Follow Bonobo in Twitter @Sibonobo for more info, his music is chill and perfect pool side.
This video reminds me of “Civilization” by Marco Brambilla. Check out our coverage of the amazing video installation HERE.
Anyone who knows me knows I am obsessed with nail art. I’ve been going to the same girl (Sierra Storey @YouGotNailed) for over 3 years now, sometimes bringing in inspiration photos and ideas (even CD covers) and often collaborating with her on how we can take the designs to the next level. This is no new trend- people have been getting crazy and intricate nail art for decades, but it’s just now really becoming mainstream and more accepted. This is why I really love the new documentary “Nailgasm” (See: Official NAILgasm Twitter) directed by Brass. The booming nail art business is a breeding ground for female entrepreneurship- as majority of the artists are women, which is really dope. It’s so funny to hear people admitting that they’ve spent 3-4 hours getting their designs. Now I don’t feel so crazy.
“NAILgasm, the one and only documentary about the rise of Nail Art and the women’s entrepreneurial movement it has caused.”
Check out the official Tumblr HERE
And the Facebook page HERE
Support the movement !
Brown Bag Wednesdays is the dope weekly showcase for national hip hop talent and underground acts alike taking place at The Green Room in Ft. Lauderdale. This Wednesday, Sept 12, one half of the Cool Kids, Sir Michael Rocks will be gracing the stage. Never one to disappoint, the night also features amazing art and this week it will feature fashion as well.
Not just any fashion, by the way, but the first showcase ever of THE COLLECTION ! Yes, what better way for us to unveil THE COLLECTION to our readers than in person during Sir Michael Rocks’ solo show?? The man is a pretty fashionable dude ! Sir Michael Rocks is a favorite at 2dopebitches.com- his smooth and witty flow and dope beat selections keep him in our iPods and playlists. If you aren’t familiar I suggest you peep his videos below ! With Quest and Gabe Feilds and Just Dimy hosting you know it will be a fun night !
Get your tickets online and beat the crowds- come early to shop our selection before the one-of-a-kind stuff is gone ! OR show your support by purchasing a 2DOPEBITCHES pin or mirror! We are so excited and cant wait to see you all there !
We will have not only a table with our vintage, one-of-a-kind and hand made pieces, but also INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS AND A LIVE MODEL. And not some prissy/boring model either- we are lucky enough to feature Andrea, one of the original models from SHOPTHECOLLECTION.NET, with us for the night. Come out, enjoy some dope music, meet some cool people and shop
Check out a couple videos of Sir Michael Rocks if you aren’t familiar (and even if you are!) and don’t forget to peep THE COLLECTION’s teaser video ! We have so much to bring to you guys, we really put our hearts and souls into this collection !
Yes, the traveling sneaker culture staple SNEAKER PIMPS is coming to Chi town this Friday and your favorite 2 dope bitches have 2 FREE TICKETS to give away to 2 lucky readers. The iconic exhibition is celebrating it’s 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY this year, which is amazing. As we said before, Sneaker Pimps has been a huge part in our lives as in any “sneaker head’s” and it’s crazy to think it has been 10 years already. They are also known for bringing out the dopest musical acts- from Slick Rick to Rick Ross, and most recently Iggy Azalea and Honey Cocaine.
This Friday, Sept 7th, they are bringing the Jordan-collecting, First Lady of Tyga’s Last Kings label Honey Cocaine along with Chi Town natives L.E.P. Bogus Boys, Treated Crew and YP ! The show is definitely going to kill it at the MID. Be sure to get there early to catch Skyzoo, Dave Pracyse, Nyemiah Supreme, Blake Carrington and Shye as well ! There will also be live art, photography, and of course tables full of dope urban street wear and sneaker heat.
Want to know how to get your hands on some FREE tickets?? It’s simple really:
Advance tickets available now!
GET TICKETS HERE
Hosted by: Dave Jeff
With music by That’s Broadway and Timbuck 2
Friday, September 7, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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