Just a few days ago I sat down with Soletron and was interviewed on everything Bluu Dreams. During the conversation I touched upon how I stared, why I choose the aquatic theme my brand is known for, the Deep Sea Diver, and whats next to come. Below I attached part of the interview: You can find the full interview at http://soletron.com/soletron-exclusive-interview-with-anderson-munro-of-bluu-dreams/. Enjoy!
Q: Hi Anderson, it’s great getting to sit down with you today. First things first, tell us about how you came up with the name for your clothing company?
A: I think my hometown played a major influence in choosing the nautical theme and name of Bluu Dreams. For people who don’t know Bluu Dreams is based out of Long Island, NY, an area surrounded by never-ending beaches and water.
Q: Some of my favorite brands take such a simple and powerful message and use it as an influence for their designs. How do your designs correlate with the brand’s name and the message you’re trying to spread?
A: The message of Bluu Dreams has always been to go out and follow your dreams. I try to incorporate that concept in all of my designs by using our logo, the deep-sea diver and his quest to find lost treasure at the bottom of the ocean. For instance, one of my vintage designs entitled the Divers Statue has the message of “mind over matter” engraved under his feet. Also, each neck tag has a motivational message about finding your own treasure and following your dream. I want to spread this message because at the end of my college career (and a Business degree later), I realized I did not want to be a typical “white collar” 9AM-5PM worker. I wanted to follow my passion and the endless sketches in the back of my notebook. Not too long later, I decided to teach myself Illustrator, Photoshop and other fundamentals of graphic design so I can start my own clothing line and excel at doing what I love.
Q: Could you share with our Soletron readers a little more about your design process? How do you create and produce your products? Do you do all the artwork yourself or do you outsource it?
A: Firstly, I write ALL my ideas in my iPhone as I go through my day to day. As soon as I am able to sit down and get a paper and pencil in my hand, I begin to bring my favorite ideas to life. My childhood, music, pop-art culture and popular cartoon characters influence most of my designs. As of right now 90% of the artwork is produced by me, the remaining 10% will be outsourced if I feel I need a helping hand in creating the best design possible.
you can read the rest of the interview here: http://soletron.com/soletron-exclusive-interview-with-anderson-munro-of-bluu-dreams/
October 23, 2013
For those who don’t know Long Island is my home town. I’ve lived here for more than 20 years and its been part of the reason why I decided to make my clothing company aquatic themed. Unfortunately Long Island is more known for it beaches/summer weather and not the go to place for fashion. So when I heard Dj Clark Kent was bringing a hip-hop, sneaker head, and street wear event to L.I. I knew I had to be apart of it.
The event ran from 12pm to 9pm and it was nothing from packed to the beginning to end. I actually had a chance to talk fashion and sneakers with Dj Clark Kent. Who would have know he was such a down to earth guy. In my opinion It was a successful event and I cant wait to see what they have in store next year.
ps I only have one photo from the event because my camera battery died. My bad -_-
October 17, 2013
This Saturday its going down . Bluu Dreams will be setting up shop at the biggest sneaker event to ever hit Long Island. Come down and check out the good music, good people and fly kicks. Oh yea, I’ll also be there with a few surprises. Be there or be square.
October 11, 2013
Very happy to announce our friend from North Carolina just dropped his newest album last week. I was going to post it sooner but I actually wanted to sit down and really take the whole project in. So far my favorite track off the album is Grey Ballons, Action Replay, and Wasting Time. If you’re a big hip hop fan like I am then you should really check out Window Seat on The Midnight Train and tell him Bluu Dreams sent you.
ps the album is free!
October 1, 2013
Last weekend I took a trip out to Brooklyn to check out Mute Magazine’s release party for their newest Summer/Fall issue.
The event was held at The City Don’t Sleep clothing/art gallery.
Mute Magazine aka (M)usic (U)nder (T)he (E)dge is a quarterly released magazine with a mission to uncover and exhibit elements of music culture. Their goal is to showcase upcoming talent in art, music, and fashion that hasn’t been found out by the masses. The newest Mute issue is based off a off Brooklyn and the art, music, fashion that surrounds it.
I actually had a chance to talk to the creators David and Theron about their magazine. They told me how Mute started and how its been running strong for 7 years now. David and Theron also spoke me on how much hard work it took for them to get to where they are now. However they reassured me that the hard work is starting to pay off ten fold.
(Theron, David. left to right)
I love running into people like this. Every time I do it just reminds me that anything you want to do can happen but you just have to put in the work. If you really want it you’ll find a way, if you don’t you’ll find an excuse. Bluu Dreams has always been built on Diving for your goals, so when I see people going out and making things happen is just a breath of fresh air.
You can check out more of Mute Magazine’s at their website here. #DiveIN