Autor: Dwight

~ 17/10/07

On October 20, 2007 DJ Deaddisco will also join Village Idiot for the birthday festivities and the long awaited Village Idiot CD release. DJ Deaddisco is the house DJ for rBar and has been featured at Rue 13. He also lately has produced music for Alive Magazine fashion shows such as Liquid Style, Macy’s, Nieman Marcus along with performing at Rock The Runway. DJ Deaddisco is also the creater of Raise The Dead Brand. Purchase one of his shirts and designs. The party starts at 9 with “Girls Night Out” which gets the ladies complimentary drinks. We have also added a guys special just for the night with complimentary Ray Hills from 9-11p.

Village Idiot will perform starting at 10pm for a 3 hour set of mayhem. DJ DeadDisco will perform between sets and end the night until 3 am.

“DJ DeadDisco should be the official Village Idiot DJ..Who really needs Mark?”
Joey Terrible, Village Idiot Lead Singer/Guitar Player

“I never really thought Joe was a talented musician until we got drunk and formed this band, now we get drunk all the time!”
“Mayhem” Mark Rolf, Village Idiot singer/keyboards/beats

Dwight’s birthday is brought to you by Bimmers R Us, Kronik Chill, Bronx Diba and Trucker Hats by Justin. Get there early and receive BMW schwag, a chance to win Bronx Diba shoes and receive Kronik Chill cups that will keep at least three drinks consistently cold. Dwight is not expecting gifts but there will be two 8×10 tables put together for them.

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Autor: Rhonda

~ 30/08/07

A recent Mayor Slay blog calls out comments in the media from a local vintage clothing salesgirl who chose not to participate in this city first’s Fashion Week. I had refrained from writing about this until reading the mayor’s mention. The AP article the mayor cites reads:

Madeline Meyerowitz, co-owner of enokiworld.com, a St. Louis-based Web site that sells high-end vintage clothing, said she didn’t want to be in St. Louis Fashion Week.

“I think people do this stuff to make themselves feel like they live in a place that’s hip and happening,” she said.

Many people will pull out their style equivalent of their Easter best to attend the fashion events and then go back to wearing Old Navy khakis, she speculated.

Funny thing is Meyerowitz is also an admitted Old Navy shopper, per a July St. Louis Magazine article.

I don’t see the need for a local to shun St. Louis fashion-forward efforts. While I adore quite a few things at www.enokiworld.com and www.enokiland.com, I admit to adoring a few things each season at Old Navy.

While we’re no LA or NYC, it is clear St. Louis fashion efforts are moving forward on all fronts – from local designers and boutique openings and offerings to media and Web 2.0 coverage.

I don’t just feel like I live in a place that is hip and happening, I do live in a place that is hip and happening. I am fortunate to see the passion people are putting into these efforts. And in my humble opinion, I thought our little fashion week was rather smashing.

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Autor: Leigh-Anne

~ 29/07/07

“There’s no time! There’s never any time!”

That line may sound vaguely familiar to any of you who grew up watching Saved By the Bell.  It was from that episode where Jessie, Lisa and Kelly decide to break into the music biz, and Jessie is having a hard time balancing all her responsibilities.  She becomes addicted to caffeine pills, realizes she may never get into Stanford and freaks out on Zack in a major way. It was easily one of the best episodes ever.

I joke about Jessie’s temporary bout of insanity, but I will admit I have encountered similar moments over the course of the last year. As you may know, I am an owner of rBar. I quit my full-time desk job a little over a year ago to pursue the roller coaster-esque life of an entrepreneur.  In the volatile hospitality/entertainment industry, nonetheless. Continue reading “Excuse me…Do You Have the Time? (ONE YEAR)” »

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Autor: Leigh-Anne

~ 26/07/07

Just a reminder to stop by the Blu CitySpaces tonight to celebrate the 1st Birthday of Undercurrentstl.com. No cake and ice cream, but plenty of free beer and apps, entertainment and a chance to win some very cool prizes!

I know there is a lot going on around town tonight, so if you can’t make it before 9pm, just head straight to rBar for the afterparty and a nightcap!

Hope to see you tonight!

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Autor: Dwight

~ 15/07/07

 www.calendarfriends.com (which is totally free) allows you to sign up a group of friends to share a group social calendar.  All of your friends can post fun events, so everyone knows what is going on and the group can stay connected. 

Not only will you get a private calendar and a group calendar (yes, you can join as many groups as you like), you can also search a list of all the home sporting events, the concerts around St. Louis, all the hot bars and restaurants, the local museums, and the networking and fundraising events throughout St. Louis.  The “featured events” on the site suggests fun, happening places and events.

Calendarfriends.com allows you to upload and post photos so you can personalize your group page.  Also, a message board on www.calendarfriends.com allows you to easily communicate with your group. 

This Thursday at rBar, Jenny Burget(President) along with Rock Uniform PR & Style will launch this www.calendarfriends.com. The event starts at 7pm and will end around 10pm. Drink specials and a special gift will be available to the fashionably early. 

Stay late for Throwback Thursdays at Rbar! 80′s music all night long!

 

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Autor: Leigh-Anne

~ 10/05/07

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Autor: Dwight

~ 21/04/07

Hey Socialites!

Remember your first birthday party? The excitement of knowing that all the cool kids were coming, the cake, the clown and the table of birthday gifts made for a perfect day! Tomorrow night I am reliving my first birthday party. Although this time it’s the excitement of hot models (which my mom never thought of inviting), Bombay, Famous Brand Shoes (once again my mom never got me a sponsor for my grade school parties), loud fucking rock n’ roll and yes…the cool kids are still coming. Here are the details…

Continue reading “All the Cool Kids are Coming!” »

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Autor: Dwight

~ 19/03/07

What is your definition of success?

Am I considered a success story? I have been thinking about this for a week. How does one measure success? Is success making six figures, new car, having the perfect soul mate a dog and a cat? Is success a hit record or a six week tour? What is success? I was used to the norm, having a boss that gives you a review of your strengths and weaknesses. Someone that either fires you or promotes you. I don’t have that boss! That boss is me! So young professionals someone tell me how to measure my success.

My one year anniversary is next month for Rock Uniform Style & PR. For the first six months I worked my ass off not knowing if I was doing anything right. I set the bar pretty high for myself and for six months I made sure that I didn’t fall below that bar. I raised it higher and became a regular hype man/Photographer for RCP events, I was elected Marketing Chair for Metropolis, I was featured in the Post Dispatch as a stylist, I have made my presence known to every photographer that has a party pic site, I hired real intern, I have gotten 20+ resumes from College students wanting to learn from me, became store marketing manager for PLAY and others in the industry ask me to help promote their events. Is this it? Is this the success that I was looking for? Doing more work and getting less sleep, not having time to even go to a movie, play soccer or pursue my idea of getting all my friends together and race remote control cars on Sundays?
Help me young professionals!

The dictionaries definition of success is: The attainment of wealth, position, honors or the like…
I am a small business owner so wealth hasn’t come yet,  I can’t achieve a higher position because I own the company and I haven’t recieved honors since Highschool. Success: DENIED!

I need to figure this out ASAP. Lets see a couple weeks ago I sat in my clients bar, John P. Fields with 3 small business owners( Marcia/Masulla, Cory/rBar and Leigh Ann/rBar) and a future success story(Alyssa my intern) to talk about my Anniversary Party. Ideas were flowing, deadlines were being made, plans were set and a future meeting was scheduled. This was weird, for once I wasn’t the only one with the ideas and plans. Every person at this table showed excitement and enthusiasm to help me make this event a success. That’s it! That is success. I finally made an impact towards 3 people that I think have surpassed success. Two people that worked their asses off(along with 5 others) to prove to the city of St. Louis that they could open a bar that caters to all genres, one person who has clearly overcome obstacles to get her boutique off the ground and an Intern that wants to learn as much as she can from you because somehow I have impressed her. How did I make this happen?

Anniversary details coming soon…….

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Autor: Marcia

~ 17/02/07

1 I am sure that most of us can remember that moralistic childhood storybook with the repetitive yet catchy phrase, ” I think I can. I think I can, I think I can.”

 I can even reflect back when my kindergarten teacher held up the book so that we could all gaze at the little blue engine train make it over that massive mountain.  If you recall, there were many larger engines that were asked to pull the large train but none of them stepped up to the challenge and refused. The little blue “underdog” was the only one willing to take on the risk and even though there were moments throughout that he doubted himself, the little fella conquered in the end…..with a little help and guidance from his friends. Some critics contend that this story is a metaphor for the “American Dream”

 I can tell you that as I am sitting in my cozy NEWLY OPENED boutique (thank you very much), that I have thought about the message of the children’s tale several times throughout the YEAR long process of chasing my dream. In the early conceptual stages, I was looking at the project with rose colored glasses. Don’t get me wrong. I knew that it wasn’t going to be easy, but I also didn’t realize that it was going to be this hard either. Continue reading “The Little Boutique That Could” »

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Autor: Leigh-Anne

~ 28/01/07

About a year or so ago, I can remember one particular morning when I was still working at my old job. It was freezing. It was 7:55 am. I was due to work by 8:00 am.

Knowing it would make me 20 minutes late, I still made the executive decision to find coffee. Not wanting to fight the 15 minute wait at the Soulard Coffee Garden, I decided a Grande Nonfat BP Special would have to suffice. While putting on the plastic lid that never quite fits right, I turned and ran smack into a homeless man making his way to the counter with a tallboy of Colt 45. I spilled my coffee all down my cream colored sweater.

It was now 8:06 am. And I was hating life.

After waiting for Colt 45 to count out his change and pay for his ‘breakfast,’ I slapped down my $.95 and headed toward the door. As I was exiting, Jeff Small, local reporter for News Channel 5, was entering. He was decked out in a dashing pinstriped suit and shiny shoes. I had no make-up on and 95 cent coffee all over me. Continue reading “It's a 'SMALL' World After All…” »

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