Stacey hash lighters coming very soon!
Photo by Diane Abapo
This definitely happened. Crystal Robles of Tried & True Co. let me photograph our first ever MINI lookbook for the shop with the cutest pint-sized models ever. Robbie, Izzy, Sebastian, Nico, and others joined us in Downtown Fullerton for a sweltering afternoon. The kids were all troopers.
To see the rest of PART ONE.
More pictures and video to come.
SUSPEND MAGAZINE ISSUE 02 RELEASE / TRIED & TRUE CO. STORE OPENING LAUNCH PARTY WITH A SPECIAL LIVE IN-STORE PERFORMANCE BY SENOR HOMME
WHEN: THURSDAY, JULY 19TH 2012 FROM 7 – 10 PM
WHERE: TRIED & TRUE CO. 507 N. FAIRFAX LOS ANGELES, CA 90036
LOS ANGELES, CA (June 2012) – SUSPEND MAGAZINE is proud to announce its first ever issue release party for ISSUE 02: IDENTITY in collaboration with the official grand opening of vintage boutique TRIED & TRUE CO. in the Fairfax District. Still in its infant stages, SUSPEND has featured local artists including musicians such as Dom Kennedy, VerBS, Roy English, Sahtyre and most recently – its cover artist for ISSUE 02— Alexander Spit. With a focus on visual imagery and writing, SUSPEND publishes on its online platform only exclusive content from its featured collaborators ranging from LA-based photographers and writers to UK acts such as singer-songwriter duo Peter & Kerry who were the featured cover artists for ISSUE 01: LOVE in February.
ISSUE 02: IDENTITY showcases a range of in-depth articles on local talent including Italian filmmaker-producer Spaghetto whose most recent work includes music videos for Chill Black Guys (CBG) as well as on-tour behind-the-scenes documentary videos at this year’s SXSW for A$AP Rocky and Grimes. Alexander Spit is the focus of ISSUE 02 with an exclusive one-on-one interview with the Los Angeles-via-San Francisco rapper and music producer who has been recently signed to NYC-based record label, Decon. Spit spent an afternoon chatting with SUSPEND about his most recent concert performances with his Fairfax brethren, Chill Black Guys on his self-produced track with CBG from his forthcoming EP with Decon, “B.N.E. (Best Nights Ever).”
Collaborators who submitted personal work for ISSUE 02 will be displaying their individual pieces on July 19th at the TRIED & TRUE CO. shop. Writers Jovi Lopez & Natasha Enriquez, and photographers Jeff Dojillo, Nathanael Turner, and Richard Kim will all be showcasing their work from ISSUE 02. Sir Walter Booker IV will be displaying his piece surrounding life in New Orleans. SUSPEND Editor-in-Chief Diane Abapo will be hanging herphotographs from SUSPEND’s lookbook collaboration with TRIED & TRUE CO. with models Devon Drakkar, Stacey Hash, rapper 10ille, and Jacob Crumbley. Food and drink sponsors include Forage Food, Hansen’s Peace Iced Tea, Monster Beverage Company, and LAx Media Group. Music provided by LA-based DJ Spinorita. There will be special guest appearances.
SUSPEND YOUR SUMMER (2012) MIXTAPES TO BE RELEASED IN LIMITED SUPPLY SUSPEND will be passing out 50 cassette tapes as part of its first ever mixtape titled “SUSPEND YOUR SUMMER” (2012) featuring a 90-minute tracklist from musicians already featured or soon-to-be featured on the pages of SUSPEND including VerBS, Sahtyre, Alexander Spit, Senor Homme, Peter and Kerry, Bago, 10ille, Dom Kennedy, and more. Senor Homme will be performing three of his songs at the release party after having performed most recently at Echoplex’s: RSWD Presents as well as at the House of Blues: San Diego with his Fairfax brethren.
MERCHANDISE DISCOUNT PROMOS TRIED & TRUE CO. will be giving event attendees a 20% off discount code to be distributed via e-mail following the event. An e-mail list will be compiled in-store. In addition, any purchases made on July 19th will receive an additional 20% discount.
RAFFLE PRIZES AND IN-STORE GIVEAWAYS We will be raffling off a pair of tickets provided by Cashmere Agency to LACMA’s “Through the Mic: Hosted by Murs” series featuring Breakestra and Freestyle Fellowship as well as a $25 merchandise gift card to TRIED & TRUE CO. Artists Jeff Dojillo and Richard Kim will be raffling off signed prints. Guests will be receiving a commemorative TRIED & TRUE CO. x SUSPEND lighter while supplies last. First 50 guests also receive a TRIE D& TRUE CO. t-shirt with the store’s logo. Attendees that RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or on triedandtrueco.com receive two raffle tickets at the door.
For any questions and/or inquiries please contact Diane at (310) 429-8794 or e-mail her at email@example.com
SAVE THE DATE - THURSDAY, JULY 19TH
ART SHOW FEATURING WORK BY ISSUE 02 COLLABORATORS
LIVE IN-STORE PERFORMANCE BY SENOR HOMME
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Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Official Press Release for SUSPEND Magazine’s ISSUE 02 Release Party / Store Opening of TRIED & TRUE CO. Launch Party on Thursday, July 19th 2012 at 507 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles.
Edited this teaser of Alexander Spit plugging our upcoming ISSUE 02 release party at the Tried & True Co. store on Fairfax, Thursday July 19th 2012. Spit is the cover artist for the issue. We wrapped up the shoot and can’t wait to share with you Spit’s unique story as a rapper & producer from RSWD, moving back and forth between SF and LA.