Monday, January 25, 2010

Semi-Precious Weapons Video Shoot x BKR Denim

Semi-Precious Weapons Music Video Shoot @ Webster Hall

What a great night! Last Friday, we came out to support Brooklyn's own Semi-Precious Weapons for their first major-label video shoot of self-titled "Semi-Precious Weapons", an iconic single that will surely advance their rise from local indie fav to leaders of an international cult of manic rockers who will plaster frontman Justin Tranter's face on every inch of their bodies and snort glitter for breakfast.

Davie Bowie's heir-apparent & Brooklyn darling, Justin Tranter

Fresh off of a stunning 4-show run at Radio City Music Hall and at the cusp of the international leg of their tour with Lady Gaga, the guys took their day off to sit back, relax and film the wildest rock show we've seen in a while. The mood was set by subtle staging directions like, "Every man, woman & child better be pregnant when they leave here tonight!" and "If you don't have an STD yet, now's the time for a change!"

Brooklyn Royalty's Bob Bland in our Spring 2010 Corset

Check out the images below, especially SPW's incredible bassist Cole Whittle, sporting hand-painted, made-to-order Brooklyn Royalty denim. You can see them on the runway here, and they'll be available for pre-order on February 1st at the BKR Boutique (our new estore)!

SPW's incredible (and super-nice) bassist, Cole Whittle in BKR Denim

Check out this video via Poison Ivy, it was exactly like this.

SPW's Dan Crean looks towards the future

SPW's Stevy Pyne in his Semi-Famous Wig
Dan Crean on Drums

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

GIVE: Save Haiti Benefit this Thursday in BK!

The devastation in Haiti caused by last Tuesday's earthquake has caused immeasurable pain and suffering among her people. Let's come together in Brooklyn to raise money to help people rebuild from this disaster! Let us know if you want to get involved...we still need Silent Auction Donations and Raffle Prizes from local businesses and artists. Thanks!

✦Save Haiti Benefit/Silent Auction✦

Thursday, January 21st, 2010


@ Night Owl
170 North 4th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

✦Optional Open Bar of Well & Beer All Night with $30 donation✦




✦ WITH DJs ✦











Silent Auction of local Brooklyn Designs, Art & Fashion
All proceeds will be distributed equally to benefit Haitian Relief Efforts in the following organizations:

American Red Cross (
Doctors Without Borders (

Clothing, Food & Water Donations also accepted on behalf of:
Food for the Poor (
Fashion Delivers (

For more details, to volunteer or give donations email:

Monday, January 18, 2010

PREVIEW: Exclusive styles at TATTED tomorrow in BK!

"BKR Inked Man" L/S Thermal Knit, Men's Sizes S, M, L, $32

"Mother Brooklyn" Viscose Tank, Ladies Sizes S/M & M/L, $32

"Curious & Curiouser" Basic Tee, Unisex Sizes XS, S, M, L, $25

Can't make it tomorrow night? Go to our online boutique at on Wednesday morning to purchase any unsold styles...while they last.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

NEXT TUESDAY: BKR x TATTED Fashion Presentation @ Cameo Gallery

NYC Launch Reception of GritCityInc’s Tatted and Brooklyn Royalty Fall 2010 Menswear Presentation

Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 7:00 p.m. - midnight

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Media and VIP open bar reception sponsored by Sailor Jerry rum and Pabst Blue Ribbon beer; Brooklyn Royalty menswear preview

7:00-10:00PM DJ Set by Finger On The Pulse

8:00 p.m. – midnight. - Public exhibition and Brooklyn Royalty fashion presentation

11pm- Special live musical performance


Cameo Gallery, 93 N. 6th Street (btw Berry and Wythe streets), Brooklyn, NY

More than 300 original images of Philadelphia’s thriving tattoo culture curated by GritCityInc and photographed exclusively by Bernstein provides an up-close look at Philadelphia’s thriving tattoo culture featured in Tatted. Attendees will also join the fashion and art industry in a first glimpse of Brooklyn Royalty's latest collection.

FYI This event is free and open to the public. The first edition of Tatted ($19.95) and limited edition Brooklyn Royalty x GritCityInc T-shirts ($32) will be available for purchase for one night only.

On Tuesday, January 19 from 7:00 until midnight, Philadelphia independent publisher GritCityInc {} and streetwear label Brooklyn Royalty ( will take over Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn (93 N. 6th Street btw Berry and Wythe streets) in celebration of the recent book release of Tatted.

There is a media/VIP open bar reception from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. and then doors open to the public at 8:00 until midnight.

Tunes provided by Terry D and DJ Never Forget from Brooklyn DJ duo Finger on the Pulse (, and drinks will include Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and cocktails made with Sailor Jerry Rum.

Curated and designed by GritCityInc, Tatted features photo-and-note combinations of tattooed men and women over a one-year period in Philadelphia. The 160-page book features exclusive interviews with top tattoo artists and an inside look into Philadelphia's thriving tattoo culture.

Inside Cameo Gallery, a photography exhibition will showcase original images in Tatted as well as nearly 200 images that did not make it into the book based on photographer Marianne Bernstein's Tattoo Series 2007-2009. Streetwear label Brooklyn Royalty will outfit tatted models with a preview of its Fall 2010 menswear collection and limited edition Brooklyn Royalty x GritCityInc tees available exclusively at this event ($32). Copies of Tatted will be also available on site ($19.95) or at

Monday, January 11, 2010

Got tattoos? We want you to model for BKR...

Represent NYC Tattoo Art!!

What: TATTED Reception + Fashion Presentation
Where: Cameo Gallery (93 N.6th St//Williamsburg//BK)
Time: 5pm model call, 7pm-12am event
Model Perks: Finger on the Pulse DJ set//Open Bar Sailor Jerry's Rum & PBR//Free TATTED x BKR tee//Show off your tattoo art
Event Info/Invite:

We need 8 tattooed male and 4 tattoed female models to participate in a presentation of indie streetwear brand Brooklyn Royalty's ( latest collection.

Previous experience not required, we just need guys to be size 30/32 jeans and small/med tees, and girls to be size 2/4/6 dress. No height requirement, just look awesome.

Models will pose in gallery-style presentations for 15 minute rotations throughout the event, and there will be a green room to chill, drink and change outfits between shifts. Call time is 5pm (sharp) till 12am.

Please email head & full body shots with your contact info & sizing to and we'll get back to you asap.