Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

OAK HOLIDAY PARTY

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Oak presents: End Up!

Bond vs Burg

A Holiday Spectacular

Music by Oak Staff

Walk off at Midnight!

Wednesday December 16th 10pm-4am

Open Bar From 10pm-11pm

Blackout

916 Manhattan Ave (corner of Greenpoint Ave)

Hope to see you all there!!

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

UNHOLY NIGHT IS A.OK

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Darkness reigns supreme in UNHOLY NIGHT, the eighth annual installment of CHAOS & CANDY, the holiday spectacular from Adam Dugas.

This year, break out the fur and leather for a journey to the sunless regions near the North Pole. Heavy metal mayhem ensues at a magical gathering of creatures from Yuletide folklore and beyond including Krampus, Perchta and the Witch of Broken and Dangerous Toys. Naughty children get what they deserve!

The roster of monster talent includes rock goddesses Lizzy Yoder, Theo Kogan (Theo and the Skyscrapers, Lunachicks) and Yana Chupenko (Shiny Mama, Wench); musical performance artists Angela DiCarlo, Joseph Keckler, Amber Martin and an ensemble of singers, dancers, and puppeteers. A blazing rock orchestra shreds a sheaf of original songs in this unforgettable Krystmasse fantasia.
CHAOS & CANDY 8: UNHOLY NIGHT
Thursday, December 17 & Friday, December 18, 2009
Curtain 8:30 p.m.
Admission $20

Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement
466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)
New York, NY 10002
212-598-0400

Advance tickets: https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/699165

FUNKTIONAL IS A.OK

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Funktional was launched in 2009 by Los Angeles based designer Jennifer Park. After graduating from University of California, Irvine as a Economics major she wanted to pursue her passion in apparel by going back to receive her degree in Fashion design at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandizing in Los Angeles. Upon graduation in 2000 she worked as a designer for several contemporary brands. With that experience Jennifer was able to hone her skills. During that time, she felt the need to design a line inspired by her fashion sense and her target customer, who demonstrates modern styling, understands refined details, and luxurious and high quality fabrication at reasonable prices for every woman’s budget. Funktional collection ranges from wearable edgy silhouettes, silk tops and dresses, all season knitwear, and innovative tailored jackets.

www.funktionalcollection.com

INSPIRATION: MICHAEL CLARK

Michael Clark and Company was launched in 1984 with two works: Do You Me? I Did and New Puritans. The company was an immediate success and toured internationally with Not H.air (1984) and our caca phoney H. our caca phoney H. (1985). During this time Clark collaborated with fashion designers Bodymap, artists Leigh Bowery and Trojan, as well as The Fall, Laibach, and Wire. He created large-scale works for his company such as No Fire Escape in Hell (1986), Because We Must (1987), and I Am Curious Orange (1988).





Monday, November 2, 2009

LO-FI/HIGHEND IS A.OK

OAK and A.OK would like to invite you to our Bond Street location this Thursday for a "Lo-fi, High End Collaboration" with Eric Helvie and Dylan Forsberg

7-10pm
28 Bond Street
NYC


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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

BACK IN STOCK

MARAIS CHELSEA BOOTS ARE BACK IN STOCK ONLINE AT A.OK!!

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

THANK YOU VILLAGE VOICE!

Here is what they say….

yeah, we knew that would get your attention. a-ok is the new, more affordable offshoot of the experimental clothing boutique oak. what you’ll find—in the basement of their noho shop and at the back of their williamsburg shop—are incredibly cool pieces for women and men at excellent prices, ranging from $5 to $275, with much of the stock under $100. labels include cheap monday, obey, warriors of radness, and, of course, a-ok, the inexpensive version of oak’s edgy, unusual line. fun accessories are the shop’s specialty: you’ll find multicolored sunglasses for $5 (cheaper than the ones from those dudes on st. mark’s), vintage swatch watches for $52, spiky bracelets for $22, and bowlers and fedoras for $48. brooklyn-based designer chris habana collaborated with a-ok to create jewelry that pays tribute to your favorite pop icon (for instance, you can get a tiny white mj glove or a gold conical bra on a chain for $54). and when someone asks you where you got your clothes, you’ll be excited to tell them all about your new discovery—or, then again, maybe you’ll just want to keep it to yourself.
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PLATFORMS AND WEDGES ARE A.OK

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A.OK INSPIRATION: BEETLEJUICE

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COBAIN IN A COMA IS A.OK

http://cobaininacoma.blogspot.com

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CHRISHABANA & A.OK

On Thursday, August 20th jewelry designer C H R I S H A B A N A will launch a limited edition jewelry collection exclusively for A.OK. Entitled Legends of Pop, the collection features unique pieces inspired by stylish pop icons like Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson and Boy George. Just as A.OK offers today’s most fashion forward looks for accessible prices, so will Legends of Pop.

About C H R I S H A B A N A:

The Brooklyn based jewelry line takes dark, gothic elements and twists them around to become iconic, pop talismans. Since the line’s debut in 2004, C H R I S H A B A N A has maintained a playful yet subversive approach to jewelry design.

With the support of such organizations as Gen Art (Fresh Faces 2004, New Garde 2007), and collaborations with designers such as Eugenia Kim, Hood By Air, and Cosa Nostra, C H R I S H A B A N A has become a mainstay of the fashion scene. In addition, he has been inducted to the Oak Showroom, the prestigious arbiters of downtown NY style.

About A.OK by OAK

easy
accessible
inclusive
unisex
vintage
youth

AFTER PARTY- 10-1AM

AT MAIN MAN 171 E.BWAY

WITH SPECIAL GUEST DJ PATRIK-http://cobaininacoma.blogspot.com

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

ALL A.OK MOVES TO WILLIAMSBURG

THE BOND STREET A.OK STORE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR MEN'S MARKET.

PLEASE CHECK OUT WILLIAMSBURG FOR ALL YOUR A.OK NEEDS! AND ALWAYS ONLINE WWW.AOKNYC.COM

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

MUSIC: SALEM

WE RECENTLY SAW SALEM AT THE BUTT MAGAZINE PARTY. THIS DETROIT BASED BAND IS ALL ABOUT HEAVY BEATS, MUFFLED VOCALS, SMOKE MACHINES, AND VIDEO INSTALLATIONS. WE LOVE IT.

SALEM IS A.OK

http://www.s4lem.com/

http://www.myspace.com/jjhhmm


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INSPIRATION: MY SO CALLED LIFE

TWO WORDS: RAYANNE GRAFF
MY SO CALLED LIFE IS A.OK

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A.OK LAUNCH PARTY RECAP

THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME OUT TO OUR A.OK LAUNCH PARTY! IT WAS A GREAT NIGHT.

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a.ok is


easy
accessible
inclusive
unisex
vintage
youth


big thanks to dj’s ca$$idy, lauren flax and dave p, you rocked!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A.OK LAUNCH PARTY

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SEE YOU ON THE DANCE FLOOR!

INSPIRATION: THE CRAFT

WHO WANTS TO INVOKE THE SPIRIT?!



FAIRUZA BALK GIVES SOME AMAZING GOTHREALNESS INSPIRATION

Monday, May 18, 2009

ONLINE

HEY HEY! CHECK US OUT ONLINE

FULL LAUNCH COMIN' YOUR WAY SHORTLY!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

NATIVE AMERICA CLOTHING

2nd installment of Kansas City LOVE..

So a few weeks ago when I was SLAMMED in appointments down in the showroom my friend Lisa http://www.myspace.com/djkkkkk stopped by with an entourage including “the multi, yet complex talents” of Miss Ari Fish http://www.arifish.com! Ari and Lisa were dressed in amazing ensembles, which I was informed were Ari’s creations. Her line, based in Kansas City, MO is currently known as NATIVE AMERICA CLOTHING. GET INTO ARI FISH!

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NATIVE AMERICA CLOTHING is a label founded by Ari Fish in 2007. Formerly known as MADE IN AMERICA, NATIVE AMERICA CLOTHING is an ever changing, ever naming clothing company that is influenced by ideas of self-worship and autonomy. Though known for its hyper structural and utilitarian menswear collections, NAC has evolved into designing womenswear and androgenous-wear as well. Look for NAC's Winter 09/ Spring 10 collection out June 09.

Kansas City, Missouri native, Ari Fish, aged 25, studied painting and ceramics at the Kansas City Art Institute and Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver. Her drawings and ceramics have been exhibited in Tokyo, Miami, St. Louis, Vancouver, and Kansas City. In 2007, she decided to switch mediums, and give clothing design a try. Following a successful menswear collection, she has been designing ever since. She founded the label, MADE IN AMERICA, a brand whose name is in a constant state of flux so as the clothing may never pledge allegiance to a name, only unto itself, fulfilling the self-worshipping and autonomous mantra of the label.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

INSPIRATION- JUBILEE

Neon Music introduced me to Jubilee years ago...amazing music, cast and clothes.

Here's allmovie.com's recap:

Steeped in the nihilistic philosophy and rebellious fashions of the British punk movement, this early feature by experimental filmmaker Derek Jarman presents an unusual look at late 1970s London. The bulk of Jubilee focuses on a loosely connected group of female outcasts, united by a hatred of convention that at times extends into dark violence. Providing contrast is the film's framing story, in which Queen Elizabeth I travels forward in time to view the future of England and finds unexpected sympathy with the female rebels. The film references both William Shakespeare and Siouxsie and the Banshees, and it alternates scenes of transgressive violence with heady discussions of English history. The film's casting alone makes it an intriguing artifact of its time, showcasing subcultural icons from musician Adam Ant to several cast members of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

It's a real gem!

"MY GOD, IT'S AMYL NITRATE!"

Saturday, April 18, 2009

INSPIRATION

ROSE MCGOWAN AS AMY BLUE IN GREG ARAKI'S "THE DOOM GENERATION"!

"DIET COKE, EXTRA LARGE!"

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

SSION

I've never been to Kansas City, Kansas or Kansas City, MO for that matter...but damn, something good must be flowing in the waters down there. So much talent...

First, on that list is none other than the multi, yet complex talents of Mr. Cody Critchloe of the SSION! He's super handsome and to top it all off... super talented! Who knew you could have both?! All I'm saying...Keep your eyes on A.Ok's racks this Summer! Check out the Ssion's latest video for their newest hit single "Bullshit".

FASHION AND FAME!

http://thelovemagazine.blogspot.com/

I am obsessed with the debut issue of LOVE magazine. I picked it up on our recent trip to gay PARIS! Everyone run out and buy it! Where else can you find Courtney Love photographed by Hedi Slimane, Beth Ditto giving gorgeous tribal/Leigh Bowery looks, Kate Moss nipples galore alongside, angelicahoustonpeachesgeldoffiggypop???! NUTS!

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VULTURE

I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A FAN OF PATRICK WOLF, BUT THIS NEW SONG AND VIDEO BLOW MY MIND!

MAIN MAN

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Hello Fellow Gay Friends and Friends of Gay Friends

Ryan McGinley and I are doing a new gay party for gays on Thursday nights at B.East.

Did I mention it's gay? Well it is. It's a gay party for gays
who hate gay parties.That means: no techno or house music, no
abercrombie, no drag, no dark bars, but lots of T. Rex and other rock n' roll. Think Squeezebox in the 90s, but with a touch of class and maybe some Belle and Sebastian for the sensitive boys.

You know how you go to like, Smiths Night or Beatrice and there's all these cute guys there but they're all straight...

This party is for dancing and hanging out, and being gay.
You can even get dinner there before hand. See you there!

Ryan and Greg

b.east
171 east broadway at rutgers
thursdays, 10pm-4am

The musical vibe will be something like...

Bowie, Smiths, Clash, Sonic Youth, Velvet, Iggy, Patti, Ramones, Cocteau Twins, Supremes, Hendrix, Pavement, James Brown, Fleetwood, Stones, Roxy Music, Talking Heads, Echo & The Bunnymen, Cure, Stevie
Wonder, etc...

healthy dinner served from 9-11pm

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

NEW YOAK IS A.OK

OAK'S new concept, A.OK coming to Bond Street and online May 2009!

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NEW YORK IS A.OK

NEW YOAK IS A.OK

NEW YORK IS A.OK