Monday, 30 July 2012

Music Monday - Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean's is an exciting prospect in music right now, seen as the man who is regenrating r'n'B with his excellent and wholly original intimate music.  His debut album Channel Orange was released earlier this month and earlier than originally planned due to high demand. The young star who has written songs for the likes of John Legend and Justin Beiber has seen his career sky rocket since he released his first free mixtape in 2010 which led collaborations with Jay Z and Kanye West and now his full length debut album titled Channel Orange.

His first mixtape release came in 2010 when he joined the creative music, art, rap collective (gang) Odd Future. Where he adopted their undergound approach to releasing music by giving out free downloadable mixtapes rather than the more original approach of releasing through a record company. This approach ignited his career.

For his debut album he opted for the more original approach of releasing through a label, it is clear he has shaken off his underground roots to step in to the mainstream as one of the most exciting artist in R'n'B. The album is a more accomplished piece of work that features blissed out melodies and intimate lyrics the highlight has got to be Pyramids an 8 min long beleter.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Hotties of The Olympics

To celebrate the beginning of the Olympic Games this week we have made a special Hotties of The Olympics with some of our favourite athletes that will be competing. Wowzaaa...

Leryn Franco - Javelin

Stephanie Rice - Swimming

Jacqueline Carvalho - Volleyball

Logan Tom - Volleyball

Darya Klishina - Long Jump

Ana Ivanovic - Tennis

Alex Morgan - Football

Jenna Randall - Synchrosied Swimming

Hope Solo - Football

Kim Glass - Volleyball

Saturday, 28 July 2012

aNYthing at Fat Buddha Store

The latest streetwear brand to be added to the store this week is A New York Thing or aNYthing as it is better know. As suggested by the name this brand hails out of New York City and is a brand we have been very excited about getting out hands on.

Founded by streetwear don Aaron Bondaroff also known as A-Ron the Don. Aaron is an old head in the streetwear game as a former Supreme top man he went on to create his own line combining classic tees, hats and cut and sew.

A real brand for the streetwear heads aNYthing prides itself as a streetwear lifestyle brand inspired by the city it was born in and has been big on the underground scene in for a few years now. Its continual growth has seen it evolve into a creative collective combining clothing with many untapped talents covering different arts from New york City.
We're hyped to have it, check it out in store now and online soon.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Whats Going On - Glasgow Merchant City Festival

Today sees the beginning of the Merchant City Festival in Glasgow. The festival will be taking place from the 25th to the 29th July with an aim  of showcasing all that is to offer in Glasgow's Merchant City, range from selection restaurants and cafe bars to the  different cultural venues and arts organisations on offer in Glasgow's unique cultural space.

This years festival boasts 300 events through 75 venues in 5 days and is the perfect opportunity experience the fantastic architecture and streetscape of the Merchant City while checking the best of both Glaswegian and International artists.

As well as plenty of art exhibitions the festival also features walking city tours with a twist, treasure hunt of art galleries, interactive exhibitions, workshops, celebrations of olympic football in Glasgow,  live music and plenty more. Check out the full programme on the web site here.

The Merchant City Festival is a must see for visitors to Glasgow as well as Glaswegians themselves looking discover more about Glasgow's historic capital as well as the opportunity to check out some of the best modern Glaswegian and International artists.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Mighty Healthy at Fat Buddha

Last week we had another delivery through the door from Mighty Healthy to add to our growing selection. Mighty Healthy is a New York based streetwear brand that embraces the spirit of progressive street resulting in a modern distinctive mens apparel range.

Every drop seems to draw some form of inspiration from New York City street life meaning designs sometimes combines humour, tragedy and everything else that comes with everyday life. Perfect to set yourself apart from the rest.

Look out with their many collabs includign the likes of Diamond Supply Co, Benny Gold and even the Wu Tang Clan's Ghostface Killa. They are also known for dropping in coded messages into their designs so keep your eyes peeled.

Check out all of the Mighty Healthy range in store now or online here.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Footwear Sale

We always appreciate your custom here at Fat Buddha and with that I'm pleased to announce that there is reductions on our footwear range to help save you a little of that moolah!

We have reduced prices on nearly 100 pairs of shoes. Included in the sale are a range of brands and styles including Vans, Nike 6.0, Nike, Puma, Veras, Vans California, Vans OTW and Converse.
You can see the full range of sale footwear by clicking here.

Sizes are limited in certain trainers so get in quick to avoid disappointment and to grab yourself a wee bargain.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Hottie of the Week - Anne Hathaway !!!

This week, Batman is out and by all acounts its a banger, so to celebrate this wondrous event and to fill up this weeks hottie of the week, Anne Hathaway is crowned this weeks Hottie of the Week.

'Brokeback Mountain' was her first decent gig, then she done 'Devil Wears Prada', 'Becoming Jane', 'Bride Wars' & Alice in Wonderland', then Boom Batman, she has been busy, hope you enjoy these flicks of her.

Not only hottie of the week, here you can find 'Batman Bearbrick' from the guys at Medicom, one of the coolest collectables out there.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Bonar Bradberry - Toolroom Radio Summer Mix

Bonar Bradberry one half of PBR Streetgang and the man behind some amazing labels such as Under The Shade, Need Want and Future Classic returns after a very busy summer of gigs in Ibiza, Sydney and the UK with an outstanding new mix. With some great exclusives and unreleased tracks this mix takes you on a great journey of sound. A favourite on the sound system in Fat Buddha Store, Bonar's mixes are always a winner.

The mix includes tracks from Crazy P, Azari & 111, John Talabot, Aeroplane and much more. I hope you enjoy listening as much as us. Enjoy....

Friday, 20 July 2012

G-Shock - G7900-1ER Rescue

Keeping with the Red theme, the new G-Shock G7900-1ER Rescue watch has just arrived instore, and boy is she a beauty of a timepiece. G-Shock's watch range grows again with the addition of this great watch from the brands G Rescue range, which are designed to offer a new level of protection. The watch features four large bezel screws and protruding surfaces to divide the watchface into four different sections, with larger buttons for easy operation. Also featured are a countdown timer, low temperature resistance, stopwatch, world time, auto illuminator and is shock resistant against the toughest of climates. This watch is designed to withstand the roughest and toughest of activities and is a great addition to our family of G-Shock watches at Fat Buddha Store. You can check out the full range here.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Anchorage Parka - Deep Red

The first few pieces of clothing for Autumn/Winter 2012 from one of our favourite brands Carhartt has just dropped through the door here at Fat Buddha Store. One of the brands most popular jackets of last season the Anchorage Parka makes another welcome return again this year. The Anchorage Parka for A/W 12 comes in a new Deep Red/Broken White colourway and retains all it's original great features. This jacket will do you right in any weather – except the sun of course! With a solid reputation for work-wear inspired pieces Carhartt’s Anchorage parka fits perfectly into that spirit. A durable 100% nylon fabric with a quilted/padded lining and heavy fleece lined hood guarantee's that you’ll be snug as a bug in a… well you know the rest. You can check out some images below.

 The jacket will be available online now at Fat Buddha Store and available instore soon. The perfect coat for the winter months ahead.....

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

The Batmobile Documentary

One of the most anticipated films of the year The Dark Knight Rises is soon to make an appearance on our cinema screens. The film is set to be released this month, but it is during the 2012 holiday that we shall see Warner Brothers release a special Batmobile documentary that will come along with the release of the Blu-Ray edition of the movie. The documentary itself chronicles the ultimate crime-fighting vehicle that has been called "a mythic character in itself." A YouTube preview of the Batmobile documentary is linked to the July 20 release of The Dark Knight Rises, the final chapter in director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. The Batmobile documentary offers a deep dive into all details of the supercar, from its "Bat-chutes" to its blazing machine guns.

The short sneak peek film shown above includes vintage cartoon panels of early Batman vehicles from DC Comics and footage of various TV and movie Batman vehicles, including the original 1966 George Barris Batmobile from the TV series.
Adam West, who played Batman in the TV series, described the Batmobile as a "mythic character in itself." The documentary underscores the fact that Batman had no super powers and needed a special vehicle to take on the bad guys.
The documentary is coming to Blu-ray and digital download in December.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Graffiti and brands

Two of our favourite and most popular brands to date, The Hundreds and Obey, have both recently decided to choose and support graffiti artists and crews to showcase what they have to offer.

Recently a video surfaced of Shepard Faireys Obey brand supporting the Russian CHO Crew, the video showcases their antics throughout Russia and a trip to spain. Excellent footage and edited very stylishly this video comes across very cool, the video also hosts great shots of wheat pasting/postering giving us an insight into how Shepard Fairey rose to fame and how he went about it. Aside from this there are some great shots of a lovely girl in high waisted shots skateboarding through Barcelona, a great way to kill time on a rainy day like today.
Unfortunately it wont let me embed the video on this blogger so you can find that video here.

The second group of artists and brand in hand is The Seventh Letter working with The Hundreds. These video gives us a look at each artist from the crew and what they have to say about graffiti. This video here shows Revok talking about his past to fellow artist and member of The Seventh Letter Alex2Tone, giving us some good tales as a writer and how his Dad felt about the whole thing. This video also informs us of how the collaboration between the two came to be, a collab which we were all very excited to see. 

Other artists include Saber, Rime and Ewok.




Fancy trying your hand at some of your own work ? You can get all the supplies you need at our art department here. Keep up to date with all of the shops happenings by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and following us on Instagram at @FatBuddhaStore.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Jansport - Back to Skool

Its that tim again, when 'Back to Skool/College' starts to appear on the horizon, what better way to get into the swing than getting a ltd edtn bag, we launched the signature series with Jansport last week and only 22 pieces were made, only half are left and you would be the coolest cat, with one of these bags.
You can view the full Jansport Bag range HERE , and remember the 30yr guarantee comes as standard

Just as good is the Jansport Heritage range, great colourways, great straps and a great authentic vintage/heritage look, the Heritage range gets stronger every season, just see the Jansport off-trail range below.

More fashion led, we have the Jansport Ski & Hike range , great shaped bag, with curves in the right places.

Hottie of the Week - Devon Aoki !!

This weeks Hottie of the Week is the music video queen Devon Aoki, you will recognise her from Duran Duran, Elton John Videos and more recently from the movie Sin City, her striking features also livened up '2 Fast 2 Furious' (which i watched last night).

Devon Aok, born 1981 in New York and grew up in LA, her dad Hiroaki 'Rocky' Aoki was a former Japenese olympic wrestler, her mum Pamela Hillburger is a jewellry designer.  Friends with Kate Moss she later went on to replace Naomi Campbell as the face of Versace.

So Devon Aoki, you are this weeks Hottie Of The Week, ding dong.