Tuesday, December 7, 2010

V6 Party and Holiday Market


Faction Magazine Volume 6 Release Party
Holiday Shopping Market Featuring Local Artists & Harvesters Food Drive

Wednesday December 15th from 6pm-9pm

Terrace on Grand, 1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO 64108

Fashion Shows styled by
Concrete Catwalk
6:30 ATC Clothing
7:30
We Are Tribe
8:30
Donna's Dress Shop

WearHaus Holiday Market Vendors:
APTRICKPHOTO
ATC Clothing
Bag & Baggage
Eclectic Niche
Fashion Group International
Inside Out
Last Tangle Salon
Laura Sterchi Design
Lusterbunny
Pilot Valve
Popgun Clothing
See{k} Design
SIKENOMICS Clothing
The Life Imagined
We Are Tribe
WM Couture

All Ages / Free Faction Magazine w/$5 Entry / Live Music/DJ


Donations & Raffles Benefiting Harvesters so Bring a Canned Food Item to Fight Hunger

A Chat with Susan Mayer of 74 Harley Street

Bio: Susan is a Kansas City based jewelry designer and busy mother to four boys. She repurposes beautiful or very unique (but old-fashioned or even partially damaged) vintage jewelry into modern, wearable pieces with a nostalgic soul. Her company, 74 Harley Street, was named for the address of her flat when she lived in London. Susan also does custom jewelry, updating family heirlooms, thrift-shop finds or creating personal pieces for brides. Her jewelry was featured in Faction Magazine Volume 5 in the editorial “Luxe Camping.” More information can be found at www.74harleystreet.com


Two of Susan's Vintage Skeleton Key necklaces, with sparkles and pearls, $65 each and a Rhinestone and Gold Flower hair clip, $16. From Faction Magazine Volume 5.

Faction Magazine: You have 4 boys, how do you even have time for a jewelry business?

Susan Mayer: Obviously, my days are too busy to sit and work, but when the house is quiet, usually after bedtime, I get out all of my goodies and get to work. It usually takes me a couple of hours of piddling around until the creative juices flow. I love it, so I enjoy the time (aka, the late nights) I spend on it.

FM: What are your inspirations for making your pieces?

SM: I get inspiration everywhere, especially out when I'm shopping for pieces. I see a piece and I either know right away what I want to do with it, or I hold onto it for months before it hits me. My mom's got a great eye and we collaborate a lot.

FM: Have you always had a passion for found objects/vintage pieces?

SM: I've always been sentimental about stuff in general; anything my family gave me, I kept and cherished. It's like these things have soul. And that's how I feel about these vintage jewelry pieces. They have a story, a history. They have soul and their wear shows it. I've always had a passion for jewelry, love the classic and statement pieces, but I try to stay outside of the trendy. The two (passions) have finally crossed paths, it's great!

FM: What area of work were you in before starting 74 Harley Street?

SM: My professional background was in marketing. It's what took me abroad to London. Since then, it's kids - 4 boys keep me very busy!

FM: I know you used to live in London, what did you do there?

SM: What didn't I do there? Jewelry...boy, if I did then what I do now, just imagine the goodies I could've picked up! I was living in Chicago and working at a marketing agency. I transferred to the London office. Lived at 74 Harley Street. After several years, I had my first son there and realized I wanted to be a full-time mom and move closer to family

FM: When did start 74 Harley Street and what goals do you have for your business?

SM: 74 Harley Street started several years ago as a creative endeavor on a different level. And then I took a break to be a mom. I felt like I had a point of view I could translate into jewelry and I love creating something that I can wear and enjoy! I've gotten a great response and that feeds my creativity. I'm currently in several boutiques in KC and I hope to continue to grow the business and expand regionally. Stay tuned!

FM: How would you describe your work to someone who has never seen it?

SM: I design jewelry with vintage pieces - I love to add my own voice to these gorgeous old pieces, most of which aren't necessarily fashionable now the way they were intended to be worn. I give them new life and make them fun to wear. Plus, my stuff works day to night...great with a tee and jeans or dressed up for a party or gala. So fun!

Monday, November 29, 2010


Faction Magazine Volume 6 Release Party
Holiday Shopping Market Featuring Local Artists & Harvesters Food Drive

Wednesday December 15th from 6pm-9pm

Terrace on Grand, 1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO 64108

Fashion Shows styled by Concrete Catwalk
6:30 ATC Clothing
7:30 We Are Tribe
8:30 Donna's Dress Shop

WearHaus Holiday Market Vendors:
APTRICKPHOTO
ATC Clothing
Bag & Baggage
Eclectic Niche
Fashion Group International
Inside Out
Last Tangle Salon
Laura Sterchi Design
Lusterbunny
Pilot Valve
Popgun Clothing
See{k} Design
SIKENOMICS Clothing
The Life Imagined
We Are Tribe
WM Couture

All Ages / Free Faction Magazine w/$5 Entry / Live Music/DJ


Donations & Raffles Benefiting Harvesters so Bring a Canned Food Item to Fight Hunger

Monday, October 18, 2010

Faction Magazine V5 Release Party


Celebrate our 5th issue of Faction Magazine - The LUXE Issue. You'll wanna get there early to enjoy complimentary vodka drinks and network with all the amazing industry people that show up to support us. We are presenting a fashion review featuring clothing from the issue and a behind the scenes video too! We hope to see you there.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"This Motion" Video

If you weren't at the event Sunday at Record Bar, you missed a GREAT time but most importantly you missed the amazing video that Faction Magazine worked on. Lucky for you we are posting it
HERE!
Thank you Outpost Worldwide and Brian Hicks for your awesomeness!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Faction Magazine V4 Release Party & Roman Numerals Video Debut

Sunday August 29th

All ages from 7-10pm
21+ from 10pm-12am

$7 cover includes the NEW V4 music issue

Performances by Olympic Size and Roman Numerals
Sponsored by Record Bar, Outpost Worldwide, TOMBOY & Halls

Record Bar
1020 Westport Road
KCMO 64111
816-753-5207

Halls Style in Faction Magazine

Halls Crown Center provided the clothing for the
Roman Numerals "This Motion" music video.

Check out the details of the outfits HERE!!!

BIG thank you to Halls and Outpost Worldwide!


Monday, August 9, 2010

Behind the Scenes of Faction Magazine V4 The Music Issue

video

Check out the behind the scenes of
Faction Magazine's V4 Music Issue!

This video features Olympic Size.

Don't miss the party this Sunday, August 29th from
7pm-Midnight at Record Bar
.

Olympic Size will play a special set, we will debut the new music video for the Roman Numerals and hear them play! Admission is $7 and includes a copy of Faction Magazine V4!

Perspective by Carman Stalker


Perspective from Roman Numerals’ “This Motion” Video Production
by Carman Stalker

Working on a video is something I have always wanted to and with this issue of Faction Magazine, being released on August 29th, I had my chance. Faction Magazine and Outpost Worldwide worked some long, hard hours putting together a music video for the Roman Numerals’ song “This Motion”. I, along with Kristen Chumley my intern, was responsible for all the styling of the video which included creation of costumes, the clothing for the band, hair and make-up. I thought it would be interesting to talk to some of the people that made it all possible and see why they wanted to participate in the creation of the video.



Interview with Director, Brian Hicks with Outpost Worldwide

CS/FM: What inspired the idea for this project?
BH/OW: This most definitely was inspired from many, many a night enjoying the sounds of the Roman Numerals as well as being a big supporter of the local music and arts community. When I heard there was a call out from the Roman Numerals to visual artist, I for sure came lurking around with interest. These guys have put so much into an aspect of the culture/counter-culture here in Kansas City that I gladly find myself participating in often. It is killer to be able to offer something back to the cause.

CS/FM: What are the pluses of working with Faction Magazine?

BH/OW: Faction brought a very high level of energy & resources into this project.

Their support and participation truly enhanced the life, spirit and style of this film.

The day I teamed up with Faction, they instantly proved to have an uncontrolled fire for what they do.


CS/FM:
What are your thoughts on how everyone pulled together for the production?

BH/OW: Upon speaking with Faction about this philanthropic effort, there was instantly a synergy between myself & Faction. They brought the highest sense of attention to the idea and script while bringing their own creative ideas that benefited the entire creative process.

This project was done in a timeframe that was wicked fast, compared to the typical production schedule, without compromise. They were integral in splattering a thought from my mind onto the screen.


CS/FM:
What do you think about creative outlets in Kansas City? Do you think people are approachable when it comes to working, promoting and helping one another in the art community?

BH/OW: I have always felt like the reason I’ve enjoyed and appreciated Kansas City so much is due to its energy and spirit. I have never lived in a city that holds such a unique support system within its arts community. This project is all about being a part of the community, working with like-minded people and promoting something bigger than just ourselves.



Interview with Artist, Tyson Schroeder
CS/FM: Why did you want to work on this project?
TS: I wanted to work on this project for the opportunity to work with my friends in the Roman Numerals and the chance to work with Brian Hicks.

CS/FM: Have you ever worked on a project like this before?
TS: Not really, a very small bit part in Alacartoona's Night is the Mirror (where I first very briefly worked with Brian) and a very quick and dirty, no budget, make it up as you go video with my partner in (the) Medicine Theory for our song “I Killed Amanda”, which features both Erin McGrane and Christian Hankel of Alacartoona.


CS/FM: What intrigued you about this project?
TS: There were two aspects that really jumped out; one was the very vivid, lurid, and fluid imagery Brian was describing in our first meeting. I was able to latch on pretty quick and begin to conceptualize the world he was creating. The second was the very “non-band video” approach. No lip-synching, posturing or faux performance footage. And I don't know if it "intrigued" me into want to work on the project, but the song is just fucking awesome.


Interview with Student Intern, Kristen Chumley
CS/FM: What school do you go to? When do you graduate? What is your major?

KC: I go to Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. I graduate May 2011 with a major in Fashion Communications.

CS/FM: What is your dream job?


KC: I would love to do trend forecasting or styling. Traveling and analyzing street fashion and figuring out what trends will pick up and what won't sounds amazing to me. I would also love to style photo shoots for a magazine or some other media outlet. Working at Nylon magazine would be a dream come true. Styling a TV show or movie would be awesome. I also love getting people ready, so if there was some way I could do someone's hair and makeup and help them pick out an outfit to wear, that would be great. I want to be exposed to the fashion industry as much as possible so I can figure out what I'm good at and what I should focus on career wise. I want a job where I can work with creative people and beautiful fashion.

CS/FM: Do you have any plans when you graduate?

KC: Life after graduation is an open book for me. I want to move to New York with some Stephen’s girls but that's up in the air. After staying in Kansas City this summer, there is a part of me that would like to stay and try to help out the fashion scene here as much as I can. I've met so many amazing people trying to do so much for this city and I want to be a part of that. I'm going to see how my last year goes before I make any solid plans.

CS/FM: Describe how it has been working on Faction projects.

KC: Working on Faction projects has been so awesome. I've gotten to be a part of real photo shoots, not just stuff that my friends and I do together. I got to help style a music video which is huge. I've gotten to experience first-hand what the fashion scene is like in Kansas City. I've met an entirely new group of people and made some great connections. Working on Faction projects also made me realize that I really have been taught a lot in school. A lot of the skills I learned at Stephens have really come in handy. From patternmaking and sewing to fashion illustration and communication, I've realized I wouldn't have been prepared for this internship if I hadn't been at Stephens. I'm happy that I'm getting my Fashion Communications degree and motivated to learn as much as I can before I graduate.

CS/FM: Describe your final project for your summer internship.

KC: My final project for my summer internship was focused on styling a music video for Roman Numerals. I did research and compiled concept sheets. I sketched out designs for the outfits used in the video, sourced materials for the garments and constructed them. I sourced shoes to use in the video. I helped out during the two days of shooting. This project let me see first-hand what all goes into both a photo shoot and a music video. It was so neat to be on set and see stuff that I worked on being filmed.

CS/FM: What was your favorite part of the Faction V4 Music Issue?

KC: I loved the photo shoot on the set of the Roman Numerals music video. It was awesome to get stylish photo documentation of so many creative things happening at once. The hair, makeup and garments used for the shoot and video were awesome. It was so great to see how everything came together.

CS/FM: After spending the summer in Kansas City, what are your thoughts regarding the fashion community here?

KC: I think that there are a lot of people in the Kansas City fashion scene that have a lot to offer. Fashion here isn't nearly as big as on the coasts, but it is still evident. The scene is growing and becoming bigger and better. There is a unique creative community here and it has a voice that needs to be heard.


Monday, August 2, 2010

Faction Magazine Volume 4 Release Party
Local Fashion, Photography and Roman Numeral Video Debut

Contact: Carman Stalker

Email:carman@kcwearhaus.com

WearHaus and Jeff Evrard Photography are excited to present the fourth issue of their magazine, Faction, at a release party on Sunday, August 29th. Record Bar, in Westport (1020 Westport Road, KCMO, 64111), will host the event from 7pm-12am. The party will feature 250 copies of the fourth issue of the magazine, which features local musicians, as well as back copies of Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3, while supplies last. The celebration will feature DJ sets by Billy Smith, Steve Tulipana and Wade Williamson as well as live performances by Olympic Size and Roman Numerals. Brian Hicks of Outpost Worldwide will be debuting the new Roman Numeral’s video. This fashionable music event is open to the public and all ages from 7-10pm. Admittance is $7 and includes Faction Magazine V4!

Faction Magazine V4 combines several disciplines from many talented Kansas Citians. Faction Producers, Carman Stalker and Jeff Evrard, worked closely with video producer Brian Hicks to make his dark, lurid vision for the video a reality. Local artist Tyson Schroeder created specific art pieces for the project and also stars in the Roman Numeral’s video of their song “This Motion”. While shooting the music video, Faction not only photographed a spread for the magazine but also was responsible for the costuming for the production. Olympic Size is also a featured band in the magazine with an exciting “junk yard” spread that is sure to be unique.

Faction is a creative collaboration between Jeff Evrard of Jeff Evrard Photography and Carman Stalker of WearHaus. Faction centers on Kansas City fashion using local models, stylists, locations, clothing and hair and make-up professionals. The magazine is a bi-monthly publication focused on fashion photography and imagination. There is no written content in the zine but rather on the Faction Blog. The zine also features a back page advertising section for businesses that wish to take part in inexpensive marketing. Faction not only gives Evrard and Stalker a creative outlet, but also enables other locals to participate.

Come celebrate with the contributors of Faction Magazine Volume 4 including Carman Stalker, Jeff Evrard, Brian Hicks, Tyson Schroeder, Forester Michael, Outpost Worldwide, Roman Numerals, Olympic Size, TOMBOY design studio and Halls Crown Center as they release Faction Magazine Volume 4 at Record Bar on Sunday August 29th from 7pm-12am. They are all very excited to work together to provide the public a unique event featuring great local music, fashion, art and fun!

This is a great opportunity to network with local fashion and industry professionals, enjoy some amazing live music and especially, support all that is local!