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Caribbean Cruising – Haiti & Jamaica | Royal Caribbean

It’s not often that you can claim to have woken up in a different country four days in a row but that’s exactly what happened when Adam and I took to the seas and embarked on our first full length cruise, courtesy of Royal Caribbean. A quick plane ride (please note the sarcasm as this plane […]

Fred Perry – Barrel Bag

posted by on 21/06/2011

Fred Perry! How many of you actually know who he is? I’m talking about the man behind the brand. With Wimbledon kicking off, it seems only right to give you a bit of background information on this legendary sportsman before I continue with this review. Fred Perry was a championship-winning English-born tennis player. Yes, you read that right ‘CHAMPIONSHIP‘ winning, he actually won grand slams unlike Tim Henman and co. He won 8 grand slams which included 3 consecutive Wimbledon titles, might impressive! He is in fact the last English-born player to win Wimbledon in 1938. Wow. It’s about time someone won it for us. Moving on to the main reason for this post, the Fred Perry – Barrel Bag. It’s perfect for the gym + travel. The colours are what grabbed my attention in the first place *cue the ludicrously infectious Wiz Khalifa song* black & yellow, black & yellow….more on the reverse.

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Uniqlo | SAVE JAPAN

posted by on 21/06/2011

I’m an idiot. I have 6 days till my holiday. 4 of them I’ll be spending in meetings, doing shoots & attending events and the last one I’ll spend packing. So that leaves me with ONE DAY to shop. I need some tees, shorts and a hat or two. It’s going to be manic, my bank account won’t appreciate especially after the new lens I copped last week. One way of me not feeling so guilty would be by heading over to Uniqlo and purchasing a few of their ‘Save Japan’ tees. They have teamed up with the Condé Nast Group (Vogue + GQ publisher to those that don’t know) to produce t-shirts featuring messages of encouragement from celebrities and artists around the world. Uniqlo hope to donate around 100 million yen through the sale of these tees. More information on the reverse.

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Shoulda Woulda Coulda

posted by on 21/06/2011

I wanted this song to be one with immense vocals. Many artists could have potentially filled this post but there are a few that stand out one being Mrs Mariah Carey. This track is taken from her amazing album The Emancipation of Mimi. I have added  a video of Mariah singing the song at the Grammy’s a few years ago as an added bonus, make sure you check that performance because towards the end of it she really shows why she is rated as one of the best singers of all time.

Mariah Carey – Fly Like A Bird

 

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Christian Louboutin 2011 Fall/Winter Sneakers

posted by on 21/06/2011

It may be summer, or so we are led to believe with this nonsense British weather, but i’m already on the look out for footwear to compliment my future winter wardrobe. On many occasion I have almost parted ways with my hard earned cash in exchange for some red bottoms but i’ve pulled out every time. For those who are wondering what red bottoms are, i’m referring to the red bottoms of Christian Louboutin footwear. Check out these two upcoming releases from their 2011 Fall/Winter collection after the break. They are surprisingly understated when compared to other Louboutin releases.

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Eurostar | Exploring Is Beautiful – Paris

posted by on 21/06/2011

Ahh last week I posted Eurostar‘s video focusing on the French city of Avignon. This time Michael Smith heads over to capital city, Paris and shows us the parts that most tourists may overlook during their visit. Paris is such a beautiful city, I’ve been there twice as a kid but never really fully appreciated it back then. I found the people rude, it’s weird because all the French people I’ve met in London are super friendly. I’ll see if they’ve changed as I’m heading to Paris this weekend for a photography job, can’t wait! I will document my journey so you guys can get a proper insight into the Eurostar journey. Video on the reverse.

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Individualism – Laced Up Event

posted by on 21/06/2011

Stylish blog brethren over at Individualism have unveiled plans for their 2nd event – Laced Up. Their first event/3rd birthday was an unprecedented hit, you can watch highlights of the event on the reverse, we were unable to attend as we were flying to Rome the next day. The main focus of this event will be SHOES, Indiv expects you to show up in your fanciest brogues or flyest kicks. Whatever your choice, just bring your shoe game! I’ve already told Aaron I’m wearing my vintage Ravel shoes haha. More details and video after the cut.

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Amy Winehouse Screws Up Comeback

posted by on 20/06/2011

Amy Winehouse kicked off her European tour very badly, the footage is actually shocking, She is one of my favourite artists in the UK so was hoping to see a London show… at this rate I think I would actually rather go see Rihanna *searches for ear muffs*. Amy debuted the tour in Belgrade to a heavily anticipating audience only to let them down by appearing on stage completely drunk/drugged up/Amy-ed. Her behavior was really strange, she would sit down on the front speakers, stand up again.. randomly hug her band members and then curse them. Then she would murmur her way through her songs looking completely uninterested while her backing singers sung like it was their careers on the line! Truly a disastrous show which actually comes as a slight shock because she had just been discharged from rehab and seemed to have gotten her life back on track… clearly she should not have left! Watch the humiliating footage after the cut, it really is uncomfortable to watch!

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The Transition

posted by on 20/06/2011

Life has been crazy and hectic. A week ago I was in Rome and now 148 hours later…I’m sitting here in my room after completing the first week of my graduate job. For those who haven’t read my previous personal posts, I’ve started work as a social media/digital marketing executive. It’s just a title, I get to dab my hands into more creative/design stuff at the agency as well. This first week has been somewhat amazing but a lot of new challenges have been thrown in my direction.  More on the reverse.

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Tommy Ton x GQ – Pitti Uomo Street Style

posted by on 20/06/2011

Tommy Ton‘s street style photography is the BEST. No question about that, he captures the most stylish folks. Totally drooling over all the style on show, so inspiring. Some of the layering and colour combinations work so well. Effortlessly cool. Some of the stand out trends include cargo pants, shorts, suede shoes, colour blocking, short sleeve shirts, nicely tailored double breasted blazers and assorted tribal bracelets. These guys are real trend setters, well most of them anyway. I really dig the blazer + tailored shorts look, it’s a real shame that we’ve skipped summer and headed straight to autumn in this country. It’s ridiculous! This weather better fix up soon. Have a gander at some of my favourites after the cut. As always head over to GQ.com for the full set.

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Nike Sportswear | Live For The Game

posted by on 20/06/2011

The other night, I headed down to Nike Sportswear‘s launch event for its latest venture ‘Live For The Game‘. As the tennis season fast approaches, Nike has created a space for us to watch the grass court unfold. They’ve teamed up with Selfridges to serve up a fresh and stylish alternative to watching Wimbledon from our couch. Tennis fans will be able to find this new simulating experience on a super secret lower-ground floor of Selfridges, I didn’t know this area existed before the event. This new area plays homage to the tennis culture with a NSW twist to it, fusing sportswear innovation and classic Tennis style. When it comes to visuals, Nike always comes through. The interior design is on point and they’ve managed to incorporate iconic on and off court moments recounting the brand’s unique contribution to the sport.

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