It’s an exciting weekend ahead. The launch of Pretty Fierce/Beluxe yoga wear is on at the National Women’s Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Nov. 9 – 11. Visit booth 1204 to see all the styles.
Some fab moments are put together in this video that visually connects Beluxe and Pretty Fierce.
A striking new series of Bev Hogue “Blue or Nothing” paintings and yoga gear with Pretty Fierce are featured Oct. 26 and 27 at the Oast Hayloft in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
The famous blue paintings of this highly collectible Niagara artist blend fantasy and fashion in the pop surreal genre. And through her Beluxe label, this bold imagery is distributed worldwide on clothing, jewellery, shoes and accessories.
The natural next move was for Bev to partner with Canada’s own Pretty Fierce with a line of yoga pants and tops. See the latest styles at the launch in late October.
We made some new friends at the Red, Hot and Blue rockabillly fest in Brockville. Nathalie, Amund, Dave, Heather, Claude, Craig, Trev and Debbie — you made us feel most welcome.
Already looking forward to next year’s show on the Thousand Islands shore.
And we are proud to announce that the Spitfire is the spot to pick up original Bev Hogue art, collectible prints, and fashion necessities like Pretty Fierce yoga gear emblazoned with Beluxe blue femmes.
In the Brockville area, contact Nathalie Lavergne at the Spitfire Cafe, 10 Victoria Ave.
It’s another trip to L.A. but this time with a twist. For the opening at Hive Gallery’s “Secret Art of Animators 2” show on Saturday, Oct. 3, I decided to send a representative in my place — an 11 in. x 14 in. acrylic on canvas painting titled In Your Dreams.
The show highlights the artwork of the movers and shakers of the animation industry. Among the featured guests: Simpsons art director Andrew Brandou, Model maker Tory Bellici (The Matrix) and Mythbusters host and M5 model maker Kari Byron, among many others.
I was asked to submit a piece for the accompanying show that plays on ’90s animation favourites. Ren and Stimpy were too hard to resist. They pose (as still as they can possibly be) American Gothic style, bookending a portrait of one of my blue women. She has the expression of one of my favourites, Deer Prudence.
I like the piece and I hope it goes to a good home.
Some Hollywood set designers took an interest in a few Bev Hogue blue paintings for an upcoming pilot earlier this year.
After some back and forth on the cast of paintings, Suffragette, Boot Camp, Undercover Girl and Passion Flower were chosen to be positioned in the bedroom of actress Natalie Martinez for a TV series called Warrior.
We heard that director Phillip Noyce loved the paintings. I recall how the Australian director brought us to the edge of our seats in the film Dead Calm, the open-ocean thriller that brought Nicole Kidman international attention.
Alas, the series is not to be, but these Bev Hogue paintings got to strut under the lights for a few weeks of shooting in the spring.
It’s not true that these girls are feeling blue. They feel pretty good to have been chosen to appear alongside kick-ass martial arts crime fighter Kai Forrester (Martinez).
A few interesting visitors stopped in at our AirBnB room here at Beluxe HQ. Ian, an actor from NYC was on a Brooklyn-to-Muskoka drive and checked in with his friend Kim. In the morning over coffee, he was asking about my “Blue or Nothing” paintings and remarked that we had a close connection with the colour. Turns out he is the voice of Labatt Blue beer in their American radio spots. Then he goes into full voiceover mode and launches into the bit. Hilarious.
From the first few reviews, the “Crow’s Nest” theme room seems to be well received.