5 Questions for Kelly Ogden of The Dollyrots - The Holidazed Issue

Kelly Ogden of The Dollyrots might well be the last true bastion of female punk.

Bassist and lead singer for a band that’s been around more than a decade and earned a sturdy fanbase for their tight, catchy, modern twist of the genre, Kelly and the group self-released an album from nothing but a Kickstarter page. She’s an icon of the underground scene with supporting slots with Joan Jett and Paramore to prove it. Five albums in, she shows no signs of relenting.

Favorite food

- “Burritos – Al of them, and avocados”

Album you’re jamming to at the moment?

- “Skating Polly from Oklahoma. I heard them six or seven years ago and for being so young they seemed hungry.”

TV show you love?

- “Battlestar Galactica”

The cutest thing baby River has done?

- “Everything”

What inspired your cover of Ramones “I Wanna Be Sedated” on your latest album?

- We do it live. We want to show people where we came from. We grew up playing it. Part of being in a band is getting people to listen to what the band likes.”

Editor's note: Tricia Callahan contributed to this article.


Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevingne to Star in Lagerfeld-Directed Film for Chanel

Considering the fact that he hasn't aged for decades, it’s safe to assume that Pharrell Williams has a pretty good idea of classic fashion. Just ask Vivienne Westwood's hat. And, after months of speculation, he’s announced a collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld.

But it’s not fashion he’s collaborating on - Williams will be starring in Chanel's next short film, due to be screened before the Paris Salzburg pre-fall collection show on December 2.

But that’s not all for the upcoming Lagerfeld-directed project.

Williams will be joined by current "it" model Cara Delevingne and Hudson Kroenig for the mini-movie, which was shot in Paris earlier this week.

Kroenig, for those who don’t know, is the six-year-old son of Lagerfeld muse Brad Kroenig, who caused a stir when he walked the runway with his dad in 2011.

Might this be the cutest (in all senses of the word) Chanel movie ever?


Rock to Frocks: Joan Jett Turns Fashion Designer for Hot Topic

Joan Jett is a woman with a whole lot of entrepreneurship under her belt.

At just 15, she started iconic rock band The Runaways; at 22 she became the first woman to own a record label. And now, Jett has proved that she’s still worth keeping an eye on with the release of a covetable fashion line.

Joan Jett in the Joan Jett X TRIPP NYC Fashion Collection for Hot Topic (Photo: Business Wire)
Joan Jett in the Joan Jett X TRIPP NYC Fashion Collection for Hot Topic (Photo: Business Wire)

The queen of eyeliner herself has joined forces with Hot Topic to create clothes with a punk edge. Her collection will include an assortment of moto jackets--one resembling her iconic look--skinny pleather pants, a twill vest, skinny jeans, an asymmetrical tank top and a Black and Red Destructed Heart Sweater. Prices for individual pieces in the collection will range from $33 to $65.

Considering that Hot Topic was originally among only a handful of places for finding and buying alternative rocker fashion (before the Wastelands of the world),  it was only fitting that the company decided to celebrate their  25th anniversary by partnering up with Joan Jett, the original rocker girl, and X TRIPP NYC.

“Working with Daang and TRIPP NYC was effortless, as we approached this collection from the same fashion sensibility and DIY spirit,” explained Jett. “I'm blown away by how the collection turned out – these clothes are some of my favorite new additions to my closet.”

The Joan Jett X TRIPP NYC Fashion Collection for Hot Topic will be available for purchase starting on November 4.


Long Live the Tattoo: Company Will Frame Your Inked Skin After Your Death

There's no question that a tattoo is a deeply personal thing, an image or quote that means something to the person they’re created on.

Typically, when you die, your tattoo is buried along with your body.

But for those that want their tattoos to live on--long after being dead and buried--now there’s a way to preserve your ink for posterity, by handing your skin over to the Foundation for the Art and Science of Tattooing.

Yes folks, your loved ones can hang your skin on their wall to show how much you really meant to them. They'll invite their friends over to look (and maybe touch) your long dead skin while sipping cappuccinos and reminiscing about the memories they had with you when you were alive.

According to the Foundation for the Art and Science of Tattooing's website, the organisation promises to remove the skin containing the tattoo from the owner after death, send it to scientists who will drain the fat and water and replace it with silicone, pack it in formaldehyde, and display it in a museum or loan it out to the loved ones of the deceased.

The foundation wants to give people the chance to preserve the most important and significant pieces of body art, and they’re already proving popular- more than fifty people have already signed up for the service, which has been around since June 2014.

 


Forever 21 x The Simpsons

The Simpsons are a stone-cold piece of pop culture history, and now they’re being immortalized in the form of a Forever 21 clothing line.

After collaborations with cosmetics company  MAC and retailer H&M, America’s favorite family will be featured in a sixteen-piece collection for Forever 21.

Influenced strongly by nineties fashion, the era when the Simpsons came to prominence (and had a ten-year streak of near-perfect episodes), the collection will feature everything from lounge wear to crop tops.

With prices starting from $14.90, the line is set to be as accessible as the show.

Due out on October 16, the clothes will feature likenesses of the famous family in various guises.

In an interview with WWD, Jeffery Godsick, head of 20th Century Fox Consumer Products,  described the line as a “combination of classic animation” and “trendy Nineties streetwear.”

Shop the entire collection below:

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Dannijo to Launch Footwear Collection

Dannijo Shoes
Dannijo sketch. Courtesy photo.

You can thank the fashion Gods because Danielle Snyder and Jodie Snyder Morell, the jewelry designers (and sisters) better known as Dannijo, are adding footwear to their gorgeous brand.

As the go-to jewelry brand for those who like their adornments more edgy but still super glam, it makes sense that they’ll be working the same kind of quirky embellishments into their upcoming shoe line in a big way.

Jeweled detailing and all sorts of edgy, intricate decorations look to be a major part of the shoes, if the preliminary sketches they've released are anything to go by.

The collection is inspired by their recent travels, incorporating exotic materials like snakeskin, lambskin, and leather- not to mention Swarovski crystals.

The collection, priced from $250, comes soon after they announced their new handbag range which came out in March this year. The shoes will be available for purchase from February 2015.


Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray to Make Christmas Magic in TV Special Project

After their critically acclaimed work together on indie anti-romcom "Lost in Translation,"  Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray are joining forces again to create a…Christmas special?

While details remain pretty vague- it’s not known whether it will be out this Christmas or the next - Coppola and Murray seem pretty enthused about the project.

Variety broke the story, quoting Bill Murray’s description of the project, “It won’t have a format, but it’s going to have music. It will have texture. It will have threads through it that are writing. There will be prose. It will have a patina style and wit to it.”

Bill Murray singing Christmas carols with an award-winning director behind the camera? Whether it'll be more Muppets Christmas Carol or the typical cheesy Christmas special -- cue Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey circa 2004 -- remains to be seen, but this can only be good.