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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mad (Wo)man Porter Hovey

I wrote about Porter Hovey and her sister Hollister for Selectism back in February. See it HERE.

Porter is trying to get a spot on AMC's hit show, Mad Men and needs your help. I fully endorse Porter. She literally has dozens of 60's outfits and accoutrements for any occasion and would play her part perfectly. I hope you can help her get on. We have until Augst 10th to give her 5 stars.

You can VOTE everyday!

UPDATE: Porter won!
*Click the link above

Monday, July 13, 2009

If you find yourself near Philadelphia, PA you must visit the shop, Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. Located in an historic brick building in the Old Town neighborhood, Art in the Age is part artist collective, part performance space and part curiosity shop. Their very well edited collection is packed with interesting finds. Great concept, great content and helmed by some very capable people.

They also have a terrific blog and were nice enough to do an interview with Billykirk HERE and profiled Kirk and his paintings awhile back HERE.

Something else you should put on your calendars is the upcoming Root Cocktail Competition at the Silk City Garden Bar on July 28th from 7-9PM.
Click the logo above for details and a neat video explaining the history of the first truly authentic American liqueur.

To attend the event, RSVP to

Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
116 North 3rd Street (just north of 3rd & Arch)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-7pm
Sunday: 12pm-6pm
Closed Mondays

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Independence Day 2009

Another 4th of July at Liberty State Park. Always seems fitting with the Statue of Liberty in the background. We were in a different part of the park this year which gave Tilly a thrill. There is a tree line in the park that goes back maybe 15 feet that you can walk into. It leads to a fence line that encircles and protects a bird sanctuary. The fireworks this year were beyond that fence where we were positioned. It was nice and dark in there but she did not seen to mind even alone. She would run into it and disappear then she would run out excited. Eventually, staying in just long enough for us to squirm a bit.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Richard Haines, the mastermind behind What I Saw Today, captured the Brothers Bray in their somewhat natural habitat at the Pop Up Flea in Nolita. We had a blast conversing with the customers and hand-stitching a variety of one-off Billykirk items. Thanks to all of you who were able to make it down.

This isn't our first sketch and hopefully not our last by him. Richard visited the Guild Show in Vegas last year where one of our new travel bags caught his attention.

Richard is certainly no stranger to these terrifc, well composed flats. He was recently asked to do a series of sketches at the J. Crew Liquor Store in Tribeca and the new J. Crew Men's store in SOHO. He has worked for Calvin Klein, Bill Blass, Perry Ellis, Sean Combs, luxery hotels and does private commissions. Word on the street is that the fine fellas at 3sixteen are working on something with Richard.

J. Peterman may have put this form of fashion illustration on the map but Richard's brand breathes a certain life into it that is both honest and real.

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