Saturday, March 17, 2007
Thanks to everyone who came out to the vernissage on Thursday. It was supposed to be an earlyish thing but a spontaneous fashion show and an abundance of Jamesons kept us all up way past our bed times. Special thanks to Nora who made the store look so spectacular we couldn't believe it, Anni Lawrence, who roasted and toasted delicious things for the occasion and Cacao Locale, whose cakes were so very amazing my teeth still hurt. Some pix from the festivities:
our lady of the hour, Ms Nora
Mimo, Holly and Kathy
Nora and John
Kathy and Gen with red wine lips
Claudia finally tries on that acid wash number she's been eyeing
Late night dress up party gets out of control
Thursday, March 8, 2007
From March 13th - April 15th, General 54 will be displaying new works by collagist/painter Nora Harun.
Some of you may know Nora as her DJ alterego "Roxy Moron". Others may recognize her name from the brightly collaged cards she sells at General 54/Local 23 (where she can also be found rocking the counter). We are thrilled that she has decided to grace our walls with a new collection of works entitled: "Out Of This World". She says this new collection is a progression from the smaller card series which were assembled from elements stolen from fashion magazines doanted by a friend. But where as the cards focused on reconstructed and blenderized fashion, she says the new works are more "conceptual, surreal, comical and absurd".
Vernissage/party Thursday March 15th 7pm onwards!!! Come raise a glass and celebrate both Nora and the long awaited spring thaw (if it ever comes!). As always, there will be drinks, food and cake provided by the ever tempting Cocoa Locale.
You can find out more about Nora’s work by visiting her website: www.myspace.com/sep7ember
Friday, March 2, 2007
When we saw Torontonian Isabella Campbell's (aka Iisa Designs) detritus-filled belts and wallets for the first time we just couldn't resist. She's now one of the few out of towners selling at the stores. Iisa just recently turned up in one of the Montreal french weeklies, Voir magazine, talking about her recycling bug. Apparently it all started when she appropriated her brother's old hockey card collection to make into belts. Later she moved on to wallets made of old Micheal Jackson and Police cassette cover art, newspaper headlines and bubble gum wrappers. Click on the above picture for a closer look. Or visit Iisa at her website: www.iisa.ca