Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Combine the Victorious perform at eatART: Ascension 2015 SOLD OUT!

Very pleased to announce that this year's eatART: New Year's Eve party ASCENSION is SOLD OUT!  Combine the Victorious will be performing at Midnight to start off the new year with some fresh material and a classic Robbie Burns number Auld Land Syn. 

Hope your 2014 was fun and we'll all have a prosperous and healthy 2015!  Be well and all the best from Boutique Empire!

Friday, December 12, 2014

New Winter Wool at Isabelle Dunlop Clothing

Just in time for the xmas season, a large shipment of wool has arrived at the Isabelle Dunlop Clothing Store.  A lovely assortment of colours is quickly being transformed into new shawls and scarves and Isabelle's new cozy tops.

Come in this weekend and see for yourself!

Isabelle Dunlop Clothing Store
4158 Main St,  Vancouver, Canada
Telephone: 604 785 4654

model: Jane Hancock
music: Combine the Victorious "Stand in Front of Tanks"

Monday, December 1, 2014

New Music: Vince Tuckwood "Grope"

Our sole east coast contributor, auther and musician Vince Tuckwood, has just revealed his latest album: Grope. A guitar laden collection of indie rock songs all originally written for his former UK band (not so coincidently also called Grope),  the new album is much heavier and upbeat than his previous work and contrasts nicely with his previous Stark release.

Have a listen on the Vince Tuckwood bandcamp page: downloads available now, and cd format available just in time for Xmas. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New T Shirt Design w Chuk Foto

This winter Boutique Empire will be making a small run of t-shirts to be sold at the Isabelle Dunlop Clothing Store.  This first one is a collaboration with Chuk Foto, the photographer.  We are awaiting the arrival of the shirts and then will print a limited edition run of 12. 

Hoping to have them in the store for December 4th. 

Isabelle Dunlop Clothing Store
4158 Main St. Vancouver, BC Canada

Open Weds-Sun  12-6
604 785 4654

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Population Drops album being Mastered now

We are excited that the debut full length album from The Population Drops is now mixed and off to the Mastering studio with Adam Percy.  Art work is being prepared and we will be gearing up for its release for the new year!

For a glimpse of their material have a look at Find Another End.

Monday, September 22, 2014

New Release: It's Still On

New from Combine the Victorious, It's Still On, an epic remix by Paul Schroeder. 

It's Still On written by Mark R Henning, Isabelle Dunlop, Ingrid Schroeder and Barry Flynn.
Mixed by Paul Schroeder
Recorded at Boutique Empire Recording
Mastered at The Valt by Jordy Birch and M

Vocals: Isabelle Dunlop, Mark R Henning, Barry Flynn, Ingrid Schroeder
Drums: Kevin Jones
all other instruments: M

Monday, September 8, 2014

Messy Kids at Isabelle Dunlop Clothing

This weekend we will be having our first Pop Up at the Isabelle Dunlop Clothing Store: Messy Kids Our friend Minna Simko has been making paint smocks for kids and will be showing a full range of her collectable stamp pendant necklaces and freshly designed pencil cases (just in time for a return to school - hopefully)

On Friday night to celebrate Messy Kids Products pop up,  musician Fraser MacKenzie will also be performing.  So please come down, kids welcome  6:30 to 9:30.

p.s Isabelle is busy making her Fall collection..hint wool /tweed/big Scottish scarves

Isabelle Dunlop Clothing
4158 Main Street, Vancouver
604 786 4654

Messy Kids Products Pop Up - Sept 12-14, 2014  

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Autumn almost here-Isabelle Dunlop Store

This week we celebrated the opening of artist Melissa Steele's "Forest for the Trees" at the Isabelle Dunlop Clothing Store with a boisterous party on opening night, which lead to another lovely weekend at the shop.  It was great meeting so many new people!

Here are a few photos of  late summer items: Mellisa's art is plain to see in the background of several.

Floral "Pimms" Dress (1 of 2)
 Silk Scarf (1 of 2)
Gray Cotton "Pimms" dress (1 only)

Forest for the Trees will be showing Aug 29th thru Oct 9th

contact Mellisa Steele through her website

Isabelle also received the first of her autumn wool, this time making connection with some Italian Cashmire and Merinos to add her traditional Scottish highland wool.  Expect a lot of new scarves very soon.

Isabele Dunlop Clothing Store
4158 Main Street,
Weds-Sun 12-6PM
604 785 4654

EMAIL: isabelledunlop@gmail,com

Friday, August 15, 2014

Aug 28th 2014 - artist Melissa Steele at Isabelle Dunlop Clothing

Artist Melissa Steele will be having an opening at the Isabelle Dunlop Clothing store, her new show "The Forest for the Trees"shall display from Aug 29th through October 9th.  To celebrate, we shall be having an opening party on Thursday August 28th, 6:30 - 9:30PM.

Isabelle Dunlop Clothing 4158 Main Street, Vancouver, Canada

Telephone 604 785 4654

Check out work from Melissa on her own site:

Saturday, July 19, 2014

And now for something completely different - Whoop!

Jordy Birch and Mark Henning have begun a production team once again, and in addition to working with other artists, they have created a few new Guilty About Girls songs. The following is one of their new ideas: Whoop!  The video contains footage featuring the Hullabaloo dancers, taken from a 1960's television show.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Live at the Fox!

Recorded live May 29th 2014, Combine the Victorious performing "Crumbling Hearts" at the Fox Cabaret, Vancouver, Canada.

Big thanks to Mike Love and Benn McGuire for their excellent camerawork, and the night's hosts Sex With Strangers for putting together a such an entertaining evening of music!  (check out their new album).

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Jill Kinaschuk exhibit at Isabelle Dunlop Clothing

June 20th at the Isabelle Dunlop Clothing store, 4158 Main Street Vancouver, we will be having an opening of Kill Kinaschuk's photography. 

Please join us for an evening of art, music, and perhaps a glass of wine! 

From 6:30 - 9:30.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Kids can't resist Sex WIth Strangers!

Thursday May 29th 2014
The Fox Cabaret
2321 Main Street, Vancouver

Sex With Strangers is celebrating the release of their fifth full length album "You Know Something We Don't?"

 with special guests:
War Baby
Combine the Victorious

 Doors at 8PM
Show starts at 8:30


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Thursday, May 8, 2014

May 29th at The Fox - Sex With Strangers' album release party

Thursday, May 29th 2014, Fox Caberet, 2321 Main St, Vancouver: 
Sex With Strangers' release show for their fifth studio album
"You Know Something We Don't?"

with special guests:
War Baby
Combine the Victorious

with DJ Trevor Risk

Doors at 8 
Show begins 8:30 

Free Show!  

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Colours of Spring at Isabelle Dunlop Clothing

New Dresses for Spring 2014. 

And her new individual t-shirts available in the following colours:

Plain shirts are $40, with lace $60

Isabelle Dunlop Clothing
4158 Main Street, Vancouver
Hours Weds thru Sunday 12-6
Telephone: 604 785 4654

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Change of Frequency - May 2nd

We are pleased to be a part of "A Change of Frequency," a benefit for Mental Health Canada.  May 2nd at Chapel Arts (304 Dunlevy Ave, Vancouver) featuring nine different musical acts including Combine the Victorious, Guilty About Girls and long time friends Sex With Strangers.  SWS front man Hatch Benedict will also be acting as MC for the night's festivities and with additional guests such as Jody Quine, We Found a Lovebird and;Muthafunkers, it should be a great night of music all for a very good cause. 

Last year's benefit managed to raise over $5000 for Mental Health Canada, and we hope this year will prove just as successful. 

A Change of Frequency is the heartfelt project of Minna Simko, widow of Todd Simko who took his life back in 2012.  The benefit is intended to raise awareness of mental health issues, as well as spread the love of music.  This will be its second year.

Thanks must go to Robert Edmonds of Evoke Designs for his excellent poster art once again. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Population Drops photoshoot

The Population Drops will be releasing their second EP,  Find Another End, this spring on Boutique Empire.  The collection of songs, co-produced by the band and Mark Henning,  has now been mastered by the talented Adam "Wonderbro" Percy and the artwork is almost ready for reproduction. 

Last weekend The Pop Drops did their first photoshoot and we've now decided on a couple shots that everyone likes.  Below are a few of the favorites from the shoot.

photography by M R Henning

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The photography of Chuk "Foto" Andrews

This week we celebrated the arrival of spring with an art opening at the Isabelle Dunlop Clothing Store.  Vancouver photographer Chuk Foto has displayed ten different works of art as displayed below. 

The photos were taken all across Canada and Europe.  Please feel free to contact Chuk at his own site for more details:

Pricing ranges between $200 and $400.  The art will be hanging until May 2014.  Come by the shop for a look in person.

Isabelle Dunlop Clothing Store
4158 Main Street. Vancouver, Canada
Tel: 604 785 4654

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Population Drops - Find Another End (New VIdeo)

Boutique Empire proudly presents "Find Another End" the brand new video from The Population Drops.   Find Another End is both the first song and title track of the forthcoming EP "Find Another End" by the band.  Recorded over the past year at the Boutique Empire Recording studio with Mark R Henning recording and co-producing with the band, Find Another End is set for a May 22nd release.

Find Another End (video)
produced by Boutique Empire
original footage by The Population Drops and Sean McFarland
live and studio footage by M R Henning
editing M R Henning

Find Another End (music)
Co-produced by The Population Drops and Mark R Henning
Recorded and mixed by M R Henning
Recorded at Boutique Empire Recording Studio
Mastered by Adam Percy
@2014 The Population Drops

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Chuk Foto displays at Isabelle Dunlop Clothing April 3rd

Pictured above is just a small sample of the work from Vancouver photographer Chuk "Foto" Andrews.  There will be a Spring Collection Party on April 3rd to celebrate his new art hanging on the walls of the Isabelle Dunlop Clothing store. 

Thursday, April 3rd
Chuk Foto @ Isabelle Dunlop Clothing
4158 Main Street, Vancouver
6-9 PM
tel: 604 785 4654

Chuk Foto will be in the store for any personal inquiries as well as providing the back story on the images he's captured all across Canada and Europe. 

Isabelle Dunlop will be sharing some of her latest Spring clothing, including the blue with grey lace strapless dress featured in these photos.

photos on this page by M R Henning

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Weds Mar 26 Combine the Victorious at Backstage Lounge

In preparation of a Scottish appearance this summer, Combine the Victorious will be performing as a duo this Wednesday at the Granville Island Backstage Lounge.  They are debuting two new songs, as well as new arrangements for other current favorites. 

Opening the night's musical entertainment will be The Salvos, and then the debut of The Vaporettos at approximately 10PM.  Combine the Victorious will be on stage just after 11PM.

It promises to be a night of quality.  You should come.

Granville Island
Backstage Lounge
Weds, March 26th

Monday, March 17, 2014

New this week @Isabelledunlop Clothing

It was a busy weekend at Isabelle Dunlop's new clothing store on Main Street.  Here are few photos of her latest fashions.

Isabelle Dunlop Clothing
4158 Main Street, Vancouver, Canada
Tel: 604 785 4654

Hours: 12-6pm  Wednesday to Sunday

The art in the background of these photos is by Ross Den Otter.  A new collection will be installed on March 20th from Chuk "Foto" Andrews. 

photography: M R Henning