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MGMT, Design For Humanity

by Christina Scannapiego


dfh-event-mgmt.jpgBillabong USA has announced that electro-pop superstars MGMT will perform live at the 2nd Annual Design For Humanity event taking place June 4 at Hollywood hotspot, Avalon/Spider Club. Design for Humanity, Billabong’s charitable division, will benefit The Surfrider Foundation, an organization which strives to preserve our world’s oceans and beaches. 100% of ticket sale proceeds will go the The Surfrider Foundation.

Billabong’s 2nd Annual Design for Humanity event promises to be an unforgettable night of art, fashion and music, including a spectacular runway fashion show featuring one-of-a-kind celebrity designs, a photography and art exhibit and auction, a special live performance by MGMT, sounds by DJ Steve Aoki, and much more.

“This event is a labor of love for our brand,” says Candy Harris, Women’s Brand Director at Billabong. “It’s an opportunity for us to celebrate fashion, music and art all the while giving back to an organization that preserves our way of life.”

“This is an incredible melding of music, art, fashion and social responsibility,” says Surfrider Foundation CEO, Jim Moriarty. “We are honored to be named as beneficiaries for this year’s Billabong Design for Humanity event”

Design for Humanity will feature a full-scale runway show, where Billabong fashion and swimsuit pieces will be showcased on the catwalk, with one-of-a-kind collaborations from celebrities like Amber Valetta, Joy Bryant, and Charlotte Ronson. Pieces from this rare collection will be auctioned off on eBay, with all proceeds going directly to the charity.

Billabong’s collaborations with LA industry icons Lisa Kline and Jenny Han, who have created signature limited edition swimsuits for Cruise 2009, will be also be featured in the show. These pieces will be available at retailers nationwide. In addition to the celebrity and designer collections, exclusive t-shirts for Urban Outfitters designed by cultural icon Cory Kennedy will be available with proceeds from all collections benefitting The Surfrider Foundation.

Before the fashion show begins, guests can head to the Avalon’s Spider Club, for the art exhibit and auction which will feature works by well-known industry artists, like Wolfgang Bloch and Chris Jordan, as well as world-renowned surf photographers. Each piece will be auctioned off on eBay and bidding will begin the evening of the event. Three limited-edition posters will also be available for sale at the event and online.

After the fashion show, the party begins with a rock concert by music sensations and fan-favorites MGMT, and DJ sounds by Steve Aoki, one of LA and NY’s hottest and most in-demand DJ’s. MGMT has quickly climbed the charts and is one of the most unique and celebrated sounds on the indie music scene today.
More information and tickets:

8pm doors open
9:30pm Fashion Show
10:15pm MGMT performs
11pm DJ Steve Aoki

Tickets can be purchased for $30 (General Admission) and $150 (VIP) at

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Thursday, 29 May, 2008 at 4:25 pm Leave a comment

Stormy Night

Arashi No Yoru Ni

Danielle’s over here making me laugh so I can’t do this movie justice, really. Not at the moment but I’m going to try anyway because I’m a real trooper.

I wanted to watch this movie for years, ever since I read some little article of the synopsis (or whatever it was) in Newtype USA and I thought it sounded adorable. And by god, I was right. This is a vegan anime classic if there ever was one. Sure, there’s a lot of non-meat-eating involved and a cute little goat by the name of Mei’s life is spared thanks to a spontaneous and unlikely friendship with a cowardly wolf named Gabu that blossomed in the midst of a dark and stormy night (hence the English title: Stormy Night) but it’s truly a heartfelt and loving film that teaches many a valuable moral. Show it to your kids! Did I mention how cute Mei is? And his wiggly goat butt?

Anyway. Watch it. Even if you’re not into Japanese films or animated films, give it a chance, will you? That’s all these two ever wanted anyway.

Arashi No Yoru Ni

Saturday, 9 February, 2008 at 3:10 am Leave a comment

The Hand: In The Devil’s Playground

PhotoshopCAFE - Video Game Cover 02

Solstice Creations pres. The Hand: In The Devil’s Playground
So, for the past three days or so, I’ve been working on this video game box art cover design for PhotoshopCAFE. See, the catch is, we put together some fancy artwork based around one of Adobe Photoshop’s wide variety of tools and we might just win a shot at the grand prize (which, I  must say, is pretty damn grand). Runner-Up prizes are pretty spectacular too. I still find the whole thing hard to believe but I figured, hey, what the hell? What, you wanna play too?


Thursday, 24 January, 2008 at 4:13 am Leave a comment

Misadventures Of A Vagrant T-Girl

There's plenty fun to be had. From the Cayman Islands, to London, to Phoenix and back again, Silky's been there, done that. But life's for the living and I ain't dead yet. Making vegans look cool, trannies sound sexy and delivering shit hot Electro is my deal. Loving my beautiful wife, nurturing my baby boy Phoenix and making my small mark on this jaded world of post-consumerism is my mantra. Friends, welcome. Guests, indulge. There's plenty fun to be had.


Birthdate: 19th February, 1983 Nationality: Caymanian Star Sign: Aquarius/Pisces Orientation: Bisexual Diet: Vegan Occupation: Graphic Designer WiiMail:
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