Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Custom Painted Sunglasses/ Badass jacket

Our homeboy Mikko aka "Bboy Wartecs of Flow Mo"/"Custom painted Sunglasses" custom painted a jacket for M. Get yours at http://www.custompaintedsunglasses.com/!

- B

Monday, 27 September 2010

Hiphop Forever - Amsterdam

Our trip to Amsterdam was everything that we could expect and much more.
Hiphop Forever battle in Paradiso was nice! Event place was atmospheric, an old building (maybe it used to be a church) with a huge hall and tall ceiling. Before the event started mister Dj was playing smooth music to get our groove on.

Hip hop 1vs 1 battle, but the concept was something different. Judges were Kato (Japan), Loose Joint (USA) and Yugson (France) and the "mystery judge", Fabrice from France. 24 dancers were picked from the preselections. There were 109 entering the competition, and M fought her way to the battle. The battles went on until there were 3 finalists left, who then had to pick a judge to battle agains. And then the audience chose the winner from each battle (there was a decibel meter to show who got the most crowd support). The winners from these dancer-judge battles battled each other. And in the end the winner of all these battles battled against the "mystery judge". U.K. from Germany won the whole thing without a doubt. He got the whole crowd on his side. It was inspiring to see his energy growing towards the end. During every round he got more hyped and never repeated himself. Dj Spinna was in charge of the afterparty!

Here's U.K doing his thing!

Rest of the weekend was just pure chillin'!! Oh boy we were so spoiled by the company of fine, funny, hospitable, handsome boys. We enjoyed their home cooking and traditional Dutch bakery etc. These boys really know that the way to girls heart goes through her stomach haha! They brought us around the city. There's nothing better than to explore the city with locals, coz they know all the best places. They also took us to the red-light-district, which was quite awful to see.

Everything went almost too perfect so of course we had to nearly miss our return flight (actually I wouldn't have minded at all, an extra week in Amsterdam and IBE the next weekend would have been so sweet). They were proclaiming our names, and did we run! But really it wasn't our fault, we were standing in the security check line for 45 minutes, and im telling you the workers there took their time on double checking! So we made it to the fligh, but Joanna had to compensate it by loosing her wallet at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport. ahhahaa.

Thanks to John and all the organizers, judges, competitors, djs, Roche, Nader, Nadda, Seun, Jamal, Faizel, Adip, Daniel and everyone involved. Much love!!


Wednesday, 22 September 2010

DANS issue 4/2010

We didn't know that this existed. Thanks Reija for sharing this.


Monday, 6 September 2010

Badass Style College/Lace Sweater

Badass Style: college/lace sweater
available in bElles


Saturday, 4 September 2010

SAIFFA autumn classes!

The classes are already up and running. Don't forget to sign up! Check the schedule here.

Badass crew in the house. Don't miss out!
20-21 hiphop basics 1 (Marika)
21-22 waacking open level (Marika)

19-20 waacking open level (Marika)
20-21 hiphop basics 2 (Marika)
21-22 hiphop advanced (Marika)


Thursday, 2 September 2010

Badass style in Miss Mix September issue

Badass style jacket
Badass style chain printed velvet pants
Badass style necklace earrings

Available in bElles!! Tarkk'ampujankatu 14, Helsinki