Saturday, October 17, 2009

Ipanema & RecklessRogues find a home!

photos by B. Angelo

Silence; not a sign of death, but metamorphosis. Ipanema, our fashion arm, and RecklessRogues are moving into new headquarters this month. A lot of time has gone into selecting the perfect spot to house our operation and we are ecstatic! Great new things are in store, including fashionable Soirees, impromptu Performances, fresh Releases, artist Installations and myriad creativity Cocktails. The shop, to be called I Heart Ipanema, will be an amazing expansion on our past and current fashion and music accomplishments. Wait and see...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Welcome to ipanema ♥

art design by Nicole Angelo

Chic young lady encounters sharp young DJ; each with their finger to the exhilarated pulse of this electrifying world. Fingertips touch; magic ensues. Music and fashion have always influenced and inspired one another....welcome to ipanema...our Fashion Project. Currently hosted by, at high fashion and street fashion come together via vintage men's and women's apparel and accessories, taking cues from sources like NYLON, Stephen Sprouse, Lady Gaga, Kitsune, In Style, Mary Tyler Moore, Audrey Hepburn, late 50's/early 60's class, and a 1980's childhood. Perusing ipanema you'll find a fab selection of purses, clutches, handbags, men's 70's & 80's Levi's (with the tags still on!), kitten pumps, fresh fashion scarves, men's fitted button-ups & leisure shirts, and a variety of hot, one-of-a-kind, rare ladies' apparel. Cool personal touches, quick shipping and free vintage earrings and Reckless Rogues mix CD with every $20+ buy. Check out the recent listings below. We know you'll find something to love!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

From Our Runway To Yours: Reckless Rogues DJ redefined Fashion Show

art design by Eric Howes.

RecklessRogues DJs, ehowes & Angelo, direct HOT fashion traffic on the runway in two live DJ sets. The sets were commissioned by fashion designer Liza Nay to accompany her redefined fashion show at the Kalamazoo Institute of Art. The show was the culmination of Liza's celebrated undergrad career in Western Michigan University's fashion design program.

She began her studies in 2005 having never sewn a single garment and by the end of her first year she completed an entire collection. Further efforts earned her "best of show" in the WMU student fashion exhibit and an invitatino to attend Chicago's Fashion Week as a New Generation Designer where she was given the Rising Star Award in 2008. As philanthropy chair of the Merchandising Opportunity Design Association (MODA) she began Project MODA, a youth mentorship program designed to teach local high school students about fashion design. "The success of Project MODA is one of my greatest accomplishments," said Liza.

redefined opened with a Project MODA collection, many of the students modeling their own amazing and forward thinking designs. Six outstanding collections designed by Nay during her time at WMU followed. RecklessRogues crafted the musical selections into an atmosphere perfectly complimenting each collection. The show ended with wine and hors d'oeuvres catered by Alano Salon; it was certainly the summer fashion event of 2009.

Upon graduating from WMU in 2009, Liza was honored as a 2009 Presidential Scholar, the highest academic award the school can bestow on an undergraduate, being selected by faculty members as the most outstanding senior in the Textiles and Apparel Studies program. Selection is based on the students' general academic excellence, academic and/or artistic excellence in their majors, and intellectual and/or artistic promise. She is now further pursuing her career at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology. We expect to see many more great things from her in the future.

runway 2.0 by ehowe

for RecklessRogues booking, contact us at recklessrogues [at]

Saturday, April 4, 2009

ehowes: artist, designer, dj


art design by Eric Howes.

Meet Rogue DJ ehowes; An impeccable artist with an eye and ear for the finest.

A freelance designer and artist with a singular style and untouchable skill, ehowes rocks the planet wherever he puts his name, whether it's print work, a website, billboards, book layout, or performing a gallery opening or fashion show. Adding to his incredibly impressive resume, Reckless Rogues is honored to present our first Rogue DJ set, "Check Out My Website!" crafted and crashed out by ehowes. We hope this to be the first of many intriguing contributions from one who in my presence was dubbed thus:

"You sir, are a wizard and a pimp."

Oh, and Check out his website!

Sunday, February 8, 2009


art design by B. Angelo

A low lit room with a view of the foothills, red wine, and that Smokey Mountain smoke in your eyes. Welcome to the first single on Reckless Rogues. An exquisite minimal italo tech-funk work recorded live to mono cassette by the duo Verona Mixer.

Two brothers living states apart convened in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in November of 2008 for an unforgettable week of live late-night disco sessions. Most of these melodic dreams were played out into the mountain air, unrecorded. This record is the culmination; a single take on the final night, capturing the epic magic and inevitable parting... until again they meet.

Purchase the track in lossless FLAC format by clicking the link in the player.