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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 […]

University Life

posted by on 12/09/2011

Do I miss it? No, certainly not. Did I love it? Kind of, first year was the dog’s bollocks. Especially if you’re of Asian origin, experiencing the freedom from not being under your parent’s roof is one of the best things ever! Independence will push you to grow and change, hopefully for the better if you’ve been brought up with a good set of morals. Although I’m not going to be going back to university, I thought I’d pass on MY advice and opinion for those who are returning/beginning this stage of their life. More on the reverse.

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Dope Quote #16

posted by on 12/09/2011

I’ve done this in the past for sure. We all probably have and then later regretted it as things never quite went to plan. It’s best to keep things under wraps and then surprise everyone once everything is IN PLACE. Don’t act hastily – they always say the best things comes to those who wait. I made sure I signed off my job contract before telling my friends that I’ve got a job, needed to make sure that ish was signed, sealed and delivered first. Be humble. Who’s ready for the new week? P.S. That’s one of my photographs up there, version without text – here.

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Shane Vincent – Street Photographer

posted by on 12/09/2011

This young London-based photographer dropped us a message via the Y&Y contact us last night asking if we could showcase his work on the site and of course we wouldn’t say no! Especially when his work is of this quality – he’s already been featured in magazine Dazed Digital and on Levi Maestros blog. BIG. 19 year old Shane Vincent is a budding street photographer who captures your everyday objects in around the city and makes them look somewhat beautiful within an image. Don’t ask me how, I’m a photographer as well but can’t explain it. It just comes to me naturally when I’m walking around the city. I’m guessing the same for him. He started off using a 35mm which is a bold move and the best way to learn unlike most people (including me!) who jump to a Digital SLR and stick with Auto for the few months. I love the colours and rawness in his photography, have a gander at the rest on the reverse.

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Fred Perry Laurel Wreath 2011 Fall/Winter Collection

posted by on 11/09/2011

Im late with this but if you’re a loyal reader then you will have noticed that I haven’t really posted much this week. I’ve been working full time for a lil bit and haven’t adjusted or been able to balance my work blog situation. Anywho enough about that, Fred Perry this week released some images of their soon to be release 2011 Laurel Wreath Collection. The set which is meant to be of a more premium ilk for the Fred Perry brand has clear references from the mod era much like most of the clothes Fred Perry have to offer. For some reason when I look at this collection I can only see it looking good on the skinnier male, for those who aren’t of that build like myself then I just feel that the clothes won’t look as good. However I hope to be proven wrong as the clothes don’t actually look too bad so I may have to purchase at some stage. Read on for more images.

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Steve Stoute – The Tanning Effect Series

posted by on 11/09/2011

Very dope. The man who Jay-Z hails as  ‘the conduit between corporate America and rap and the streets-he speaks both languages‘, Steve Stoute unveils his new The Tanning Effect video series coinciding with his new book “The Tanning Of America: How the Culture of Hip-Hop Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy.” I’m already in love with the book and it hasn’t even been delivered. Stoute sits down with the likes of Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams, Gaga (Not a fan of her answer!) and Jimmy Lovine. They speak on how the new generation have rewritten the rules of the new economy. Bet you didn’t know Pharell, Notorious B.I.G and Scarface inspired Louis Vuitton to start manufacturing & selling eyewear. Peep the first video on the reverse. Some Sunday inspiration for you.

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Clarks Originals Men's & Women's Autumn/Winter 2011

posted by on 11/09/2011

Ya’ll already know about my love for English footwear brand, Clarks. With the rise of the desert boots again in the past few years, the Originals sub brand has been immensely popular amongst a younger audience. I’m wearing one today! To maintain the interest, a brand will always have to refresh what they offer and that’s exactly what Clarks are doing this upcoming Autumn/Winter season. They’re introducing a handful of new silhouettes for both men and women, hop on after the cut for more. P.S. If you’re wondering who the model is…it’s Cara Delevingne – the current face of Burberry.

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Christian Louboutin Opens First Ever Men's Store

posted by on 11/09/2011

It may seem a lil strange that i’m posting about a store opening in France however due to the fact that it is not your average store opening its doors I knew I had to write about it. Christian Louboutin opened its first ever mens only store, located in Galerie Véro-Dodast in Paris, this week. I have been a distant admirer of Louboutin kicks for men for quite some time and would love to see the brands second mens only store open here in London. Yang is currently in Paris so I think I should drop him a message and tell him to bring me back a pair of these. See pics of the store on the flipside.

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Rüdiger Nehmzow's Cloud Collection

posted by on 10/09/2011

If I remember correctly, my most popular LDN.365 photographs featured the sky and the beautiful clouds, something so beautiful and tranquil about them. You just want to bounce on them, touch them and if you’re weird…eat them. Photographer Rüdiger Nehmzow flew four miles off the ground to capture this set of spectacular photographs through the open door of a plane. I’ve got to give him props for that, I wouldn’t have the guts to do that even with a parachute and something strapping me in. Have a gander at a few of the set on the reverse, the rest are available on his site here.

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Nike Air Mag

posted by on 10/09/2011

Gosh, every blog in the world has posted about this before us. In fact a few readers have wondered why we haven’t already posted it – work deadlines. I’m sure you’ve all seen and read everything about the Nike Mag already but I felt compelled to post it. Not because I loved watching BTTF back to back in my younger years, though admittedly I’d be more than willing to use my life savings to get me a working Delorean. This sneaker launch really isn’t for the average ‘sneakerhead’ or the type who stupidly camp outside stores, it’s for the rich who are looking to purchase a piece of memorabilia. The plus side is all of the money raised will be dedicated the Michael J Fox foundation. More on the reverse.

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Louis Vuitton City Guide 2012 – London

posted by on 09/09/2011

One quick post from me before bed. I hate Thursday nights as they’re so close to Friday – this week has been overwhelming both in terms of work and growth. I need a good night’s sleep, these anti-biotics aren’t helping my ability to stay up late though. I came across this really dope documentary/extended infomercial that takes us on a tour of London whilst demonstrating how to become the ‘English Gentleman‘. The documentary directed by Romain Chassaing feeds us information into the rich history of the city’s finest Fashion streets and houses where the like Charlie Chaplin and co all for the bespoke clothing. I’ve already reached to one of the shops featured in the video so look out for a feature in the new future. Video on the reverse.

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