We are planning on doing something we never did here in New York City, be tourists. We walked around Times Square a bit and noticed we haven't gone around to see all that this city has to offer and it would be a great opportunity to take some more photos. May be the project we take on for this summer of 2018.
Hey guys! Bryan & Jessie Trindade here. It’s been a long time coming, but we wanted to officially announce that Anchored Apparel will no longer function.
We wanted to apologize for going on a hiatus for over a year. Long story short, on April 2016 something tragic happened in our lives, the apartment we lived in and held our entire Anchored stock caught on fire, and we lost it all. From photos, to money, to furniture, to equipment, to mementos. And in that moment, it just felt like nothing else was achievable. We went through a lot of painful moments, but we had God looking over us and we were always by each other sides. Fast forward to now, a little more than a year later, and after months of talking, praying, dreaming, and scheming, we have decided to close out this chapter of our lives and move forward for whatever may come next.
We still aren’t sure of what the future holds, but we are ready for it. With all that said, we wanted to thank you all for the journey. It’s been a HUGE pleasure getting to meet many of you in person. All the exchanges in person and online have made this experience one in a lifetime. From the connections we made with you all, it helped shape the brand’s message and us as a couple doing life in this crazy world of ours. It’s insane to think of how something so small got to impact so many. Thanks to all of you!
The website will be up for a few more months, but we will transition it more into our lifestyle blog and photography. Where you get to see more of us, real and raw. But keep an eye open as we may sell a shirt here or there online. We don’t plan on closing this Anchored Instagram page just yet, but if you’d like to follow along what we are currently doing and what we plan on doing, follow our personal pages: @bryantrindade and @jessctrindade
Again, thanks y’all!
We love you xx
This past weekend Jessie and I got to check out A/D/O's beautiful art installation ‘Spirit Of The City’ over in Brooklyn. It’s these huge mirrored golden columns that keep rotating as you walk through and see beautiful reflections all around constantly changing the environment you see. Worth checking out!
Bryan & Jéssica Trindade
Back in April, during Good Friday weekend, we grabbed our gear, picked up some friends, and hit the road to North Carolina! We've been itching to go there to visit Elevation Church and hear Pastor Steven Furtick preach. And since it was a spur of the moment trip, we had nothing really planned other than just hoping to get some sun and eat amazing food. We love spur of the moment ideas, they are usually the ones where we have the most fun. Anyway, as we left rainy New York City, drove through New Jersey and through some of Pennsylvania we found ourselves in the middle of nowhere Maryland. It seemed like we were running away from the rain all day and it would always end up catching up to us in the next state as we got stuck in traffic. At that point, we have just entered Virginia and it must have been about 10 hours that we were on the road – and we never reached our "8-hour" trip to Charlotte, NC. Our GPS kept messing with us and it said we still had another 6 hours to go. I swear, every time we had looked at the remaining time on the GPS it said "6-hours left" – it never changed. At that point, everyone was beyond tired and cranky in the car, and we all decided to drive back 2 hours and go to Washington DC instead.
Here are some photos from that mini-trip we had. Hope you enjoy them!
It finally feels like Spring around in New York City, so we decided to take a stroll and see where our creative juices would flow. Without hesitation we went to Shelter Pizza in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where we got to enjoy an amazing brunch. We came here a few weeks ago with some friends after church and got hooked. Their Eggs Benedict with avocado (and some bacon) is to die for — especially with a mimosa! The amazing food and rustic atmosphere was exactly what we needed to discuss the future of Anchored Apparel. We are really excited for what's to come ahead!
This past Tuesday night we had the opportunity among a thousand other attendees to time warp to 1970's New York City when the Hip-Hop culture started from it's pioneering days. We had the privilege to attend the opening of the Hip-Hop Revolution exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York.
Photos from three New York-based photographers — Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper — who were able to capture it's true urban essence.
Nessa terça-feira passada nós tivemos a oportunidade entre outros mil participantes à voltar no tempo aos anos 70 de Nova York quando a cultura de Hip-Hop estava começando. Nós tivemos o privilégio de atender à abertura da exibição da Revolução de Hip-Hop no Museu da Cidade de New York.
Fotos de três fotógrafos baseados em Nova York — Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, e Martha Cooper — os quais conseguiram capturar a verdadeira essência urbana.
DJ Grandmaster Caz made an unexpected appearance and performance which added an authentic flair and made our time at the event even better as it set the mood. It was really fun to see everyone dancing and moving to the music in the middle of the museum. Might be common for events like these, but for us — as it was our first time — it was very different. A good different though! After mingling with a few attendees, we moved on up into the creative and colorful third floor.
DJ Grandmaster Caz participou do evento de uma maneira inesperada e autêntica, proporcionando-nos um gostinho extra para todos ali. Ele preparou o clima e fez o evento muito mais agradável. Foi muito divertido ver todo mundo dançando com a música no meio de um museu. Embora possa até ser comum em eventos como estes, para nós foi muito diferente, ja que essa foi nossa primeira vez. Um bom diferente! Após conversar com algumas pessoas, fomos explorar o terceiro andar da exposicao, muito criativo e colorido
(Information taken from the MCNY website)
Hip-hop culture, incorporating such elements as DJing, rapping, and breaking (dancing), was born on the streets of New York City in the 1970s and grew to have a global impact on music, dance, and fashion. The exhibition showcases the experiences of each photographer during these seminal years, as DJs, MCs, and b-boys (breakdancers) were continually innovating, developing new forms of self-expression. The work of these photographers—featuring early figures Afrika Bambaata, Kool Herc, and Cold Crush Brothers, breakers (or b-boys) like Rock Steady Crew, and breakout acts such as Run DMC and the Beastie Boys—form a broad survey of a movement that is indelibly linked to New York City and still has a resounding influence today.
(Informação obtida no site da MCNY)
A cultura de Hip-hop, incorporando elementos como DJ, rap, e break (dança), nasceu nas ruas da cidade de Nova York nos anos 70 e teve um impacto global na música, dança, e moda A exposição apresenta as experiências de cada fotógrafo durante estes anos seminais, como DJs, o MCs, e os b-boys (breakdancers) estavam inovando continuamente, desenvolvendo novas formas de se expressar. destes fotógrafos apresenta o começo de Afrika Bambaata, Kool Herc, e Cold Crush Brothers, breakers (ou b-boys) como Rock Steady Crew, e também o Run DMC e os Beastie Boys — que forma um movimento que liga a Nova York e ainda tem uma influência ressonante hoje em dia.
All of this wouldn't be possibly if it wasn't for our dear friend, Clémence Mailly, whom invited us to tag along. Also, for Steven Avalos, whom kept us company and allowed us to use some of his photos for this post.
Tudo isso não seria possível se não fosse por nossa querida amiga, Clémence Mailly, que nos convidou para esse evento. E também, por Steven Avalos, que nos manteve companhia e permitiu que nós utilizássemos algumas de suas fotos para este post.
The exhibit will be displayed from April 1st - September 13th, 2015.
If you have a chance, you should definitely check out an amazing part of our culture.