Thursday, August 25, 2011

Faction Magazine V10 Release Party!

Join Yelp, Shop Westport, Pabts Blue Ribbon and Faction Magazine celebrate the 10th issue at Faction Magazine's V10 Release Party!

Shop Westport presents two fashions shows at 8pm and 10pm featuring local Westport retailers, Blo salon and local models. Jesse Artigue of Concrete Catwalk is the emcee for the night!

DJ Sheppa will play from 7pm-11pm
Drop a Grand will close out the night at 11pm

Shop Westport will have a late night retail market where you can purchase great merchandise from 7pm-11pm.

Thursday August 25th from 7pm-12am
FREE magazine w/$7 entry

The Beaumont Club
4050 Pennsylvania Ave.
KCMO 64111

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Who Doesn’t Love a Pop of Color?

Neon colored makeup reigned gloriously on the Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear runways as one of the most notable makeup trends for Spring/Summer 2011. Christian Dior models donned crave-worthy eye shadows in shades of tangerine orange, lemon lime, and bold, mint green. Over at Diane von Furstenberg, models were dolled up in a pink lip so hot that even Barbie would languish with envy. Vivienne Westwood took the trend to the next level by saturating some of her models’ cheeks with the most marvelous shade of yellow – an absolute must see!

Ultimately fun and fearless, this makeup trend can be worn throughout the summer, and here at Faction, we’ve taken note. For our August issue, we’ll be expressing our love for the colorful trend by shooting some of our models in our own neon interpretation. This summer-loving editorial is going to be all about color, and we hope that all of you can make it out to our release party on August 25 to see the spread for yourselves! Also, feel free to master your neon makeup artistry skills before the event, so you can show off your bold look at the party!

Written by Rachael Gardner

Monday, August 8, 2011

Westport Retailers Invade Faction

Talk to anyone around the Kansas City area, and we’re sure that most people have at least heard of Westport, which is known for its bars and restaurants, trendy scene, and most recently, its retail shops. Westport is becoming the “it” spot for local retailers looking to set up shop in perhaps the most local-friendly place in KC. Many Westport shops have been featured throughout past issues of Faction, and for our August issue, we’re especially crazy about Westport.

The Bunker, whose top pieces are featured in our upcoming issue, opened its doors in 1999 and has become a well-known local favorite. Carrying an array of items from both local designers and national brands, the Bunker caters to young, fashion-forward people looking for fun and unique garbs. Kurt from the Bunker explains, “The Bunker has one foot in fashion and another foot in surf/skate lifestyle… Our customer comes to the Bunker to find something they won't find at the mall.”

In love with the neighborhood’s history and people, Bon Bon Atelier made Westport their home in 2006. What started out as a shop of mostly handmade jewelry, gifts, and d├ęcor, Bon Bon has slowly turned into a sewing and crafts superstore ogled by local crafters. The specialty retailer still sells handmade jewelry, though, and is constantly featuring handmade pieces from local designers. For the Shop Westport shoot, Bon Bon sent us some “very personal” pieces designed by the owner Betsy’s sister. Betsy tells us, “The pieces that Faction has are all from her newest line which hasn't even hit the store yet - they are a sneak peek!”

One of the younger shops in Westport, Clothz Minded will be celebrating their first birthday on August 21! A buy, sell, trade shop, Clothz Minded “wanted to be some place where there were more locally owned businesses, some place with character.” Catering to a market of young professionals and families, Nicole from Clothz Minded explains that she prefers to buy classic pieces that she knows her clientele will like. For our August issue, Nicole chose fall pieces that the “everyday person can wear and afford.”

These Westport shops aren’t the only ones nice enough to lend us their clothes. ATC, Colfax, Imagery, Boomerang, Mash Handmade, and Screen Tee Gallery are all featured in our Shop Westport editorial. All of you, and yes, we mean all of you, must make it out to our V10 release party on August 25 to check out the Shop Westport photos for yourself!

Written by Rachael Gardner