When Facebook added their Timeline feature we had a lot of fun looking up old photos and teasing (sometimes totally embarrassing) our friends with their old photos and status updates. Instagram is a little more challenging however because you have to scroll through a zillion photos to get to the first ones. We looked up our favourite celebs’ first Insta photos and had some really good finds! We also developed some serious Instagram thumb muscle in the process so you didn’t have to. Check them out here!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
There are about 50 million shows out there and yet somehow it ALWAYS feels like there is nothing to watch on TV. Don’t worry girls, as always we got your back. Here are 8 awesome TV shows on the air right now, and if you’ve already seen them well we did our homework and found you an equally awesome show you probably haven’t seen yet. It’s getting colder outside and you know what that means: time to binge watch some awesome shows!
Girls – For everyone who has been stuck on a desert island the past year, Girls is the TV show created by and starring Lena Dunham. It follows four girls in their 20s and lets you laugh, cry and become o-b-s-e-s-s-e-d with their lives in New York City.
Freaks and Geeks – 90s cult classic Freaks and Geeks brings you into the lives of American teenagers. It’ll blow your mind how young some of the actors are (hello James Franco as a teen). There are only 18 episodes but we promise you will love every single one of them. Read More
Monday, October 20, 2014
We all know that feeling when your iTunes consists only of songs you can sing word for word in your sleep. So for today’s Music Monday, here is some fresh music by artists you’ve probably never heard of, but will be super famous any day now.
Who They Are: Siblings from Nelson, New Zealand. The pair worked on their musical skills during long car trips with their parents. They have opened for one of our major band crushes, Haim. They are signed to Capitol Records.
Fun Fact: They were winners of a small mall talent competition. Talk about moving up in the world!
Who They Are: The electro-pop band from Portland, Oregon consists of members Brandon Rush (real name Brandon Johnson) and Kyle Sears (real name Kyle Dieker). The signed to Warner Bros. Records in spring 2014. If they were a little better known, their song Weekend would have been the 2014 summer anthem.
Fun Fact: They randomly moved in together at what they described as “the nastiest bachelor pad,” a super dirty “flop house” with 9 other guys. The kitchen and bathroom might have been unusable but apparently it was a good environment to start making music.
Who They Are: Brother and sister Katie and Ben Marshall are a dream pop duo from Brooklyn, NY.
Fun Fact: They received the Hypem title “Most Blogged Artist” in 2014.
Who She Is: Meet Kelela Mizanekristos, the American singer/songwriter who released her debut mixtape in 2013 and got praise from Solange Knowles and Björk. Born to Ethopian parents and growing up in Washinton, D.C, she now lives in LA.
Fun Fact: To support herself while working on her music, she did everything to pay the bills from nannying to training solar-power telemarketers.
Who he is: A singer from New York. Often compared to Justin Bieber, he is someone to keep your eye on.
Fun Fact: He’s only 18 and completed his debut album while doing school at the same time.
He says: “There are a lot of temptations and distractions out here, and sometimes you gotta remind yourself to stay true and focused. I remind myself with this song.” – Even if his music is similar, he’s definitely more down to earth than Bieber.
Who They Are: A band with Odd Future members Syd Tha Kyd, (Sydney Loren Bennett), Matt Martians, Jameel Bruner, Patrick Paige and Christopher A. Smith. They’re from LA which explains why they’re so effortlessly cool. This soul music is perfect for Sunday morning baking.
Fun Fact: They believe in giving away music for free, saying “There’s really no point for us to sell music because I believe when you give people free music that they like, they’ll support you in other ways.”
Bonus: Unlocking the Truth
Who They Are: The hard rocking group just signed a $1.7 million dollar record deal with Sony. Pretty sweet deal for any group just starting out. Oh yeah, and did we mention they’re only in grade 8? After opening for Queens of the Stone Age, Motörhead and playing on the main stage at Coachella, these middle schoolers are poised to hit the music scene hard and prove they’re more than just a passing fad.
Fun fact: They met in daycare.
Listen to the full playlist here:
Friday, October 17, 2014
If you’ve been following our blog (if not you should start) you’ve already heard all about our new Fall/Holidays 2014 outerwear collection and the Aviator Bomber Jacket. But we’re not here to tell you all about the stylish jacket one more time, how warm the inner fleece hoodie is, nor how much we love the quilted sleeves. This post is all about #WINNING because we have one jacket to give away to a lucky winner!
Entering is easy. Find the daily Aviator Bomber Jacket tweet on the Garage Twitter and retweet to win! Contest ends on October 24, 2014 at noon ET.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Midterms are coming up and you know what that means. You probably feel like this right now:
Don’t fret though. Our intern/student Kate has come to the rescue with some awesome time management tips for a successful school year, both inside and outside of class. And if you have your own tips to share, don’t be shy and leave her a comment below. We promise she’ll make the time to answer.
There has got to be a way to do school and not feel mad stressed all the time. I turned to the Gods of Google to see how I could reduce stress levels and still have fun in school. I found an excellent article suggesting to book something consistently every week so I had something to look forward to, such as getting ice cream at 7pm every Wednesday. The article explained that as school gets more and more busy, it would be a welcomed break. Perfect – that solves all of my problems.
JUST KIDDING. No offence random article from top 10 university, but there is more to life (whether you’re in school, college, or working) than looking forward to your 7pm ice cream break on Wednesdays. Let’s talk about managing your time and studying smartly so you can get your A’s and have fun all at the same time. Here are the BEST time management tips. Read More
Monday, October 13, 2014
It’s Monday and you know what that means. You wish you were still in bed.
And also… Music Monday! This week we are showing you awesome covers of songs you love by people you’re obsessed with (or are about to be obsessed with). Check out everything from your fave pop stars covering awesome classic songs to people you’ve never heard of but should totally know to 10-year-olds who are so awesome they will make you wonder what you’re doing with your life.
Taylor Swift covers Vance Joy’s Riptide.
Just a couple days ago, Taylor Swift put her own spin on this Vance Joy track on BBC Radio 1’s “Live Lounge” and the world’s collective hearts melted.
Lorde and Haim cover Sheryl Crow’s Strong Enough & You Oughta Know.
A dream come true. Two of our fave music superstars come together and rock these classic songs.
Friday, October 10, 2014
With summer officially gone, the most important item of clothing you now need is a jacket. As the weather transitions through fall and into winter, it’s essential to dress for the elements by keeping warm yet staying fashionable. We asked Andrée-Anne L., Outerwear Designer, to take us through our new expanded outerwear collection.
Jump to shop our full outerwear catalog below, or keep reading for fun facts about this year’s collection.
What are the different categories of outerwear for Fall/Holidays 2014?
This year we’ve grown our outerwear collection to include more choices in all of our categories, from lightweight to cold weather. We’ve also increased the quality and warmth, added some cool extra features such as water repellency, and created a new premium styles category.
What inspired the colour palette for Fall/Holidays 2014?
We work closely with the concept team to make sure our palette seamlessly integrates into our campaigns. When the concept team returns from traveling the world looking for new colour ideas and trends, we meet with them and create a derivative palette that includes core and fashion colours. Because outerwear is sold at our highest price point and is intended to be worn almost daily during the season, we need to make sure that the colour palette remains versatile and fashionable. This year we have three expanded palettes: a range of khakis, neutral (which includes black, charcoal and tobacco — a big focus this year), and novelty (burgundy and blues). Read More
Thursday, October 9, 2014
It was Instagram’s 4th birthday this week and obviously we need to celebrate! With over 60 billion photos on the app (that’s right, 60 BILLION) it can be hard to find the good ones. That’s where we come in. We put together a post of some of the best Instagram accounts and photos around. From celebs who were hilarious as babies, to men who hate shopping, to whimsical travel photos, be sure to scroll through these awesome/beautiful/hilarious posts! HAPPY BDAY INSTA! Read More