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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 […]

Eargasms

posted by on 26/09/2011

We’re back but are your ears ready for this shiznit? It’s been a beautiful week full of music releases, make sure you go out and BUY young Jermaine‘s debut album tomorrow or download it LEGALLY off iTunes. We stay supporting good music, hop on after the cut for our favourite 5 choices from the week.

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy | Film Review

posted by on 26/09/2011

I have been careful not to include any spoilers in this review. However, if you wish to know absolutely nothing about this film, skip to ‘Any Last Words?’ at the bottom of this page. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is not your typical spy film. You won’t find Gary Oldman’s George Smiley engaging in fisticuffs with evil men, or saying a cool line after offing a villain. Action has been replaced with words – a lot of words – resulting in an absorbing, if at times slow-paced, whodunnit of a film which unfolds in meticulous fashion.

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Carlsberg Cinema Experiment

posted by on 26/09/2011

Clearly taking inspiration from Heineken‘s award winning Champion’s League advert, Belgian agency Duval Guillaume Modem proposed this ‘original’ experiment where they recruited innocent couples who were out to catch a quiet movie. To their surprise, the cinema was filled with not-so-friendly looking tatted up bikers and only 2 seats left in between all of them. It’s funny seeing their reaction, I know I would be scared as hell walking into there with 50 hench men screwfacing me. This is all part of Carlsberg new global repositioning and tagline ‘That Calls for a Carslberg’. Every remembers the brand for their tagline ‘If Carlsberg made…’ but now they want to add the Carlsberg story so the brand stands for tradition, quality and great taste. It’s an interesting challenge for the agency, one that I’d love to work on. Have a gander at the advert on the reverse.

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French Connection: I Am The Suit

posted by on 25/09/2011

You may have already seen French Connection’s TV advert, recently premiered just during X Factor: ‘I am the Suit’, The company are known for their excessive efforts in print advertising so a television advert came as quite a shock to me. French Connection are also known for their wacky-ness and I have to say I was in hysterics when this popped up on my TV screen! The trailer which features ‘Michael‘ from ‘The Teenagers‘ aims to promote upcoming short film and also features the brands’ Autumn/Winter 2011 collection and a cover of Chris Brown‘s brash single Look At Me Now. So if you haven’t gathered why I would find this hilarious, it’s because I suddenly had a mental image of French Connections’ target audience collectively engaging in a karaoke session to this song…#SNM. Bottom line it’s a clever ad that will baffle you and force you to go watch again on youtube in order to attempt to make sense of it, you won’t… enjoy!

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BFI – Watch This Space Festival: Local London | Recap

posted by on 25/09/2011

The other night I was invited over to BFI’s Watch This Space festival. After a long week, it was nice to unwind, chill and watch a few short films. Definitely not your average trip as you’re literally watching the space from BFI National Theatre’s flytower. As part of the theatre’s summer festival of outdoor entertainment, they teamed up with American Express for a celebration of the best film and entertainment throughout September. I chose to go on the Friday as the films on show were all about LONDON in the 50s.

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ASOS – Urban Tour | Blogger Takeover

posted by on 25/09/2011

So we were asked to contribute a look for ASOSUrban Tour blogger takeover, the look had to be representative of urban culture and shot in a location that has some meaning to you. I’ll be honest, my submission was very rushed. I was busy with work on a Saturday so had to get down a photographer to quickly meet me in between meetings to snap me. I’m surprised I never got any hateful comments on the fan page, you know how some of the crazy Facebook critics are like! The wind was a little too much that day. As you can see, I’ve gone forth and copped the orange cagoule for the Autumn/Winter season. It should save my hair from the unpredictable weather we’re looking ahead to this season. I apologise in advice for my screwface after the cut, the wind was about 30-40 mph that day. My hair was going EVERYWHERE #pause. More on the reverse.

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Pain. Passion. Poetry – No Strings Attached

posted by on 25/09/2011

I told you I’d return back to my friskiness in no time.  Don’t worry, the next one may be back to the dark and gloomy side of me, but I thought I’d write about something everyone goes through, but is too scared to talk about.  And this, well apart from some personal events, this poem was inspired from all the movies about friends, with benefits.

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H&M x GQ | Autumn 2011 Shoot

posted by on 24/09/2011

H&M have teamed up with GQ for this incredibly well styled and photographed lookbook for their current Autumn collection. In terms of clothing, the collection is on trend – nothing spectacular or stand out but it works well this season’s trends. Neutral colours, sharp tailoring, chunky knits, shirts and a few odd accessories. I think they’ve hired a few D1 models for this shoot, I want their hair or hairstylist to fix mine on a daily basis haha #pause. I actually have no complaints about the collection featured in the photographs, might be because it is so well shot and styled. It’s on point, great effort from both teams. More imagery on the reverse.

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Cole World: The Sideline Story | Review

posted by on 24/09/2011

Now after how many years I can officially say that the highly anticipated J. Cole album was most definitely worth the wait. The album is kicked off with an Intro, which begins with Jermaine Cole reminiscing on the day he was signed and drifts into is a very subtle composition where he raps about finally making it to this point. Now if you know anything about Jermaine Cole he’s the first signing to the Roc Nation label by Jay-Z himself. For the longest time I’ve been an avid follower, listener and fan of J. Cole, from his first mixtape ‘The Come Up’ Cole had many people in awe of the concepts he addressed from there to now, this album clearly shows the transition and you can see and hear his growth on his released album.

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Friends on Comedy Central

posted by on 24/09/2011

It was a very sad day when E4 announced that they would no longer be running Friends on the channel, it was even sadder when it ended…again! But there is a ray of hope in the form of Comedy Central, the channel have bought the rights to air the entire Friends library and will commence on 1st October. I saw their ad today and thought it was a nice touch although Friends pretty much sells itself! The ad featured scenes from the sit-com and the iconic theme tune covered by some strange vocalists… the point is it was amusing. I’ve not been able to find the video anywhere else other than brand republic and since they use brightcove as a host for the4 videos, you will have to follow the link after the break.

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