Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Coco & Breezy tell C.J. about their Gaga & Beyonce connections

A couple days before their in-store appearance and pop-up shop at Minneapolis' Studiiyo23 on Thursday, eyewear-designing twins Coco & Breezy got interviewed for C.J.'s Star Tribune column today, revealing how they got their shades on Lady Gaga and Beyonce:

Photo: Allen Cooley

Coco said they have no idea where Gaga got a pair of the dark glasses they make, which are being sold through their online store and in boutiques all over the world, as in Japan, Germany, France and Bermuda. But Breezy said they recognized a pair of their dark glasses on Gaga, in the quick scene where the egregiously dramatic singer is holding a piano keyboard in her "Marry the Night" video. (I'll take Breezy's word for this since I can't stand to watch Gaga.)

The designing twins know exactly how Beyonce got hip to their eyewear, and it's some memory.

"We've been good friends with Beyonce's stylist for two years, but we never asked about Beyonce. About six months ago," Coco said, "he wanted to put Beyonce in one of our bracelets for a video they were doing. He told her about our brand, and wanted us because the whole style of it [her video] was [Coco and Breezy] fashion inspired. Six hours before the [shoot for another video] we got a phone call: Beyonce wants you guys on set. Can you guys make it?

"I was like, 'Oh, my God! Yes! We can make it!' Beyonce sent a car to come and pick us up and we spent like the whole day with her," said Coco. "She's so humble, so sweet."

Via C.J. for Star Tribune
Submitted by @jahnapeloquin

Monday, January 30, 2012

Weekend Twitterings

Welcome to the final January edition of Weekend Twitterings. You celebrated another year with the Current, went to places that are warmer than Minnesota, risked your life in a band van, etc, etc...


The Current celebrates another Birthday.


We are jealous!

Yep, we're jealous of this too.

Hannah is on a cruise ship. You really need to check out her tweets.






What a good student!


This Week in (Uploaded) Pictures

Jaime Carrera shoots a pretty portrait of SooVAC Executive Director Carolyn Payne at the gallery's annual Get Lucky Benefit!

Leslie Plesser shoots some fantastic photos at the Current's B-Day bash at First Avenue. Slideshow HERE.

Party in the shower! Photo by @daniellempls

Jen Hughes gets a snowy love note!

Jack McTigue shoots a desolate scene up north.

@brenface kicks up her heels.

Ben LaFond reflects.

Stefani Arden travels home from NYC.

Photographer Peter Jamus makes dreamy pictures.

Frank Gaard's new exhibit at the Walker is fantastic. One of the walls, shot by Pam Gaard.

Stephanie Lake's precious pug, Bee, cops an attitude.

Kate O'Reilly spends some time on the ice at the Art Shanty Project.

Alaina Mulawka makes some interesting gingerbread men.

Kaitlin Rasmussen snaps a perfect pic at the "Reflection Shanty" on Medicine Lake.

Tom Horgen checks out Wise Acre Eatery and samples the brie and bacon burger. Yum!

Franklin Christopher captures a dusky scene.

Kenneth Alan snaps a serene shot of the skyway from below.

Upload a cool pic this week? Send us the link for consideration to omg@letoilemagazine.com.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Video of the Day: Shit People from Minnesota Say

The "Shit _____ Say" videos just won't stop, but we had to post this one by KDWB's Dave Ryan.

Submitted by @jahnapeloquin

Monday, January 23, 2012

Video of the Day: Bon Joviver


This Week in (Uploaded) Pictures

Dessa captures a moment on tour.

Erik Hess snaps the rainy/snowy gloom.

Art Shanty shenanies with Carly Schoen and friends.

Artist Jennifer Davis reworks a photo by Eric Melzer for CO Exhibitions "Working Title" evolving art show.

Paul Durham holds hands creepily.

Saul Margulas snaps Paige Dansinger getting stylishly gourmet.

Elizabeth Nieves snaps some awesome photos at the In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre's latest show.

Beth Ann Pinkney shoots the St. Paul Winter Carnival set up!

Tim Ritter and fam visit the MIA.

Maggie Ryan Sanford captures an out of focus sunset somewhere that appears to be warmer than here. Pretty!

Graham Petersburg brings his kid to the Rock n' Roll Breakfast Series with Heavy Deeds at Treehouse Records. Cute!

Mark Jackson gets a cool night shot of the Guthrie's parking garage.

Caitlin Angelica and the Crooked Teeth Mag girls do a charming wintery photo shoot.

Peter Jamus gracefully captures Nkechi Njaka.

Upload a cool pick this week? Send us the link for consideration to omg@letoilemagazine.com

Weekend Twitterings

In this edition of Weekend Twitterings we talk about MN Timberwolves (duh), party buses, grandmas playing beer pong and much more.

Revenge is sweet.

Drunk tweets!

They are a must see, really.



Oh, no.

Well, that's unfortunate.

You guys, this was crazy!


Submitted by @marrina.