Monday, 15 September 2014

LAPSE - Spring 2014 new arrivals


Another new addition to the Violent Green mix is Sydney label Lapse.
Designer Nat Taubman focus's on stylish sportswear pieces with detailing and quality for the everyday man. Fits are great and the fabrications are sourced from quality agencies that also take care of high end designers (think Lanvin, Alexander Wang, Rick Owens). Pop into all Violent Green stores for a slice of Nat's vision or shop the full collection here

ANNULAR TEE

DILLUSION TEE

MIRAGE QUILTED JOGGER

DILLUSION KNIT

BASTILLE KNIT

MIRAGE SWEAT SHORT-QUILTED GREY MELANGE

NEO BOMBER

TECH JOGGER

posted by ishagreen

LAPSE IS AVAILABLE IN VIOLENT GREEN STORES + VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE

Sunday, 14 September 2014

SONG OF THE WEEK!



Cool video to go back with a great instrumental cover (originally by the Frantics). Wish these guys would come to Australia already!

posted by simongreen

Friday, 12 September 2014

LAZY OAF Menswear Spring Campaign 2014


Bubble gum punk attitude and munchie snacks sums up Lazy Oaf pretty well. Us boys are lucky and haven't been left out of the spring collection which has hit the Violent Green stores. Reversible bucket hats, 90's vibin shirting and beer, beer and more beer dominate this range. Pop into the Violent Green stores for a taste or shop the collection here








posted by simongreen

LAZY OAF IS AVAILABLE IN VIOLENT GREEN STORES + VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

ZOE AND MORGAN - new arrivals!



New Zealand born jewellery label Zoe and Morgan have delivered another outstanding collection into Violent Green stores. Unfortunately I'm running out of stock to show you as its selling faster than I can get this blog post up! Z&M have a solid loyal customer that waits so if you don't want miss out, pop into Violent Green stores or shop the full collection here
We have plenty of amazing rings in store and other pendants/ earrings too.

SEVEN SISTERS NECKLACE
shop here

HEART HANDS NECKLACE

EYE OF TIGER NECKLACE

WATER RING
posted by lindagreen


ZOE AND MORGAN IS AVAILABLE IN VIOLENT GREEN STORES + VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE

Monday, 8 September 2014

SHOP AND WIN!


posted by robgreen

AND LIZZY


We've been fans of Lizzy Anderson's art for sometime now. Loving her interesting vision on musicans, writers and film characters. We thought, what the heck, let's interview this local sensation and get into the mind of a freak (in a good way) genius. VG womenswear buyer fired a few questions off and here's what Lizzy had to say.

What did you use to draw as a kid?

Pizzazz mostly, from Jem and The Misfits or Dragons.

How did you get started with your medium? What made you choose portraiture as the focus of your work?

I’ve always like to draw people. I started using the wacom computer combo as I found it the most difficult, like the challenge. It's all quite natural now. I use the Wacom tablet and pen so its exactly the same as if I were using a pad and pen. 

Have you done a self portrait?

I have, It was weird. I thought I should for a profile picture online.... worse than a selfie. I spent 15mins on it.

Weapon of choice? (Creative process? What tools are used? Etc) What does art mean to you?

When I think about it, I put music on and just draw. It's a creative outlet for me, a way to get what you feel inside onto paper, to communicate through imagery only. An expression of how someone effected you through a line, colour, pose. I try to achieve a portrayal of the feeling they gave me, without words.

Who is your creative hero and how did they help inspire what you do?

I would say probably Andy Warhol, he sees the world in such a beautiful way. The movie Basquait and David Bowie first introduced me to Andy. Since then I have wanted his hair and way of communicating. I find his outlook on everything so left, yet so right. He looks at the world through glitter glue and 501’s

You are obviously massive fans of all the subjects in your work, if you could meet any 2 of them, who would they be & why?

Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes - I saw them when they played at the Hi-Fi supporting The Brian Jonestown Massacre, so, so good. Just amazing actually, blew me away! I was mesmerised by his guitar playing, honestly so talented and understated. He seems like such a lovely, humble guy who just oozes cool without trying. Also he has taken the time to email me and ‘like’ my stuff on social media, that support is just lovely. He is hugely talented. Their latest album Pe’ahi is amazing!

Jack Kerouac - If I could live vicariously through anyone on the planet it would have to be Jack Kerouac, he just is and it's brilliant.

Have any of the subjects (artists) purchased the portraits of themselves?

I send a complementary copy of my portraits to however I've drawn. I have a signed PJ Harvey, she sent me in return. My eyeballs leapt out of my skull I was so excited.

Also as a massive fan of Wes Anderson movies here at VG, what is it about his movies and characters that you love and make you think ‘yeah, I want to draw those guys’?

Whimsical 1960’s ascetic I’m in love with, innocence of the characters and the​  saturation of the colours in his films.

Also can we expect any The Grand Budapest Hotel portraits soon…? (Please, I LOVE that movie)

You can indeed, Bill Murray is in the to do list too.

What are you currently working on – who is the next famous face to have their portrait done? Where will you be taking ANDLIZZY into the future?

I've been doing a lot of custom artwork. Just finished a Paul Dempsy and a Bowie. I have a Marc Bolan and Van Morrison customs booked in. I am in love with The Veils so would like to draw Finn Andrews soon. Also I'm contributing work to a London agency who deal with pretty impressive fashion brands - so that's exciting.

Do you have any other special talents (artistic or otherwise)?

Um, I play a bit? My uncle gifted me my very own guitar when I was 6. I used to put on concerts for my toys.

What do you enjoy doing when not creating art?

Currently reading Big Sur, drink way to much coffee and love to see music

Where can we see more of your work?

Instagram and Facebook - I post most of my working on there, twitter too. I have some stuff in NZ and Artisan as well as Violent Green.

And a quick few of your favourites:
  1. Favourite place in Brisbane? Reverends - seen as I'm a coffee nut, great coffee, great music.
  2. Favourite movie of all time? It would have to be between My Own Private Idaho and Scott Pilgrim vs The World.
  3. Favourite book? Just Kids - Patti Smith
  4. Favourite snack? Coffee’s a snack right?
  5. Favourite song/s to work to? I call this method drawing. I draw to the musical influences of those I'm drawing.
  6. Favourite thing to draw (other than portraits)? Least favourite thing to draw?Bones, skulls and flowers - Favourite. Cars and Architecture - Least Favourite
  7. If you were to achieve world domination, what would be the first thing you would make people do? People live too fast, don’t stop enough to just enjoy. I would make people stop to enjoy what's around them.
Thanks alot for your time Lizzy!

To view some of Lizzy's work, pop into Violent Green stores or click here









posted by rozgreen

AND LIZZY IS AVAILABLE IN VIOLENT GREEN STORES + VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE

Sunday, 7 September 2014

SONG OF THE WEEK!


Who would have thought acoustic covers of the Misfits would work?  This cover is executed so well and has a completely different take on the original song.



posted by robgreen


VANS - new arrivals!


Its surprised us the other day that this is our very first delivery of Vans. Yes, that's correct, for the last 10 years we've been wearing Vans but never represented them properly. We've all been die-hard fans of the label for donkey's years. We finally figured it was the right time for us dive in and get a piece of this legendary label. We've started off with some slick white Authentic laceups to pair back with your favourite washed blue jeans/bf jeans. Or for the daring, team it back with white on white on white (aka Andrew WK party hard!). We'll be receiving more from Vans in the coming months so keep checking back here or pop into all Violent Green stores.

AUTHENTIC (true white)

posted by rozgreen

VANS IS AVAILABLE IN VIOLENT GREEN STORES + VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE

Friday, 5 September 2014

LAZY OAF (womenswear) Spring 2014 campaign


The Lazy Oaf team have stepped it up a notch this season with a seriously fun collection. EVERYTHING in this range is for the young at heart ladies with a carefree FU attitude towards life and fashion ( yes, that's right, let's not take fashion too seriously girls!). The most recent campaign resonates these feelings perfectly. For those interested, view all of the amazing range here or pop into both Violent Green stores. This range is so much fun, you won't regret it!















 posted by kimgreen

LAZY OAF IS AVAILABLE IN VIOLENT GREEN STORES + VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE