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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 […]

Film Review | The Grey

posted by on 29/01/2012

When Liam Neeson’s Taken arrived in 2008, nobody could have predicted that it would go on to earn over $226 million worldwide. The film reinvented Neeson as an action movie star, and 2010’s The A-Team only gave further credence to that fact. It’s no wonder that many are looking forward to Taken 2 later this year, but in the meantime Neeson has reunited with The A-Team director Joe Carnahan for The Grey, a genre transcendent film which benefits much from the realistic environment it plunges its characters into. Read on for my spoiler-free review.

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ASOS Future Stylist 2012 – Round 1

posted by on 27/01/2012

I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog for a reason, work has been fairly hectic for the past week with this project. Future Stylist is basically a X-factor/Eurovision-esque competition to find the best up and coming stylist; a knock-out competition with the winner purely selected by ASOS facebook fans. This year, the competition is a hell of a lot bigger (mainly because I’m working on it, duh), more contestants, more prizes and much much more! The bloggers have been handpicked by the ASOS editorial team from a shortlist that I put together. The competition features a few of the best up and coming bloggers-come-stylists; including the likes of Kani from KisforKani, Audrey of BeFrassy and more. Hop on after the cut to see their Round 1 looks.

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Film Review | J. Edgar

posted by on 27/01/2012

One definition of power is ‘a measurement of an entity’s ability to control its environment’. Power manifests itself in many forms; for J. Edgar Hoover, secrets were power, and he amassed much of it during his 48-year career. It’s a concept that is at the heart of Clint Eastwood’s latest, a biopic on the infamous founder of the FBI. Eastwood is no stranger to depicting well-known figures on screen, with 2009’s Nelson Mandela biopic Invictus an impressive credit in a bulging filmography. Is J. Edgar another notable notch for Eastwood? Read on for more.

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If Posters Were Honest

posted by on 26/01/2012

HAHAHA I am cracking up at the Shiznit‘s brutal honesty here with the Oscar nominated movies‘ posters. In the same vein as If Logos Were Honest, takes a tongue-in-cheek look at some of this year’s ludicrous nominations. They’ve photoshopped the titles and taglines so they’re a little bit more honest about the film’s content. Think my favourite has to be The Help one, you’ll have to hop on after the cut to see it!

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The Family: Randomness

posted by on 26/01/2012

I was originally going to drop this as a feature on the Henri Lloyd collection that DJB is rocking but felt it’d use it to hype up something that we have in the works. I feel sometimes the site centres around Yang, DJB and I so I’m hoping this new idea that I came up will change things. Honestly love chilling with the Y&Y family – we’ve all got such diverse backgrounds and career paths so the conversations are never dry. More on the reverse.

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Dope Quote #35

posted by on 26/01/2012

There are many points in life where you have to evaluate one’s self. We all are guilty of pointing out the flaws in other people and if we’re honest with ourselves it’s quite easy to spot the wrong doings and bad points of a fellow peer. However when posed the task of self assessment we suddenly have nothing to say. Ugliness is an unattractive quality but what is important to remember is that ugly begins with U so unless we check ourselves and make sure we are not portraying the same ugly traits we point out in other people we have no right to cast judgement on others.

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Adidas | The Game Is The Game – Stické Tennis

posted by on 25/01/2012

As some of you may or may not know, the Australian Open began last week. I’ve been keeping up to date with the tournament on twitter, and have to say that the #AusOpen is without question the most fan orientated slam. Wimbledon take note.

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Daniels | Pockets

posted by on 25/01/2012

Random Acts‘ is Channel 4‘s way of showcasing short films created by young people in the capital. Launched in October last year, you’ll find a range of artistic films spanning: spoken word, dance, animation, video art and music. Again I across a short film shot, directed and edited by ‘Daniels‘. It’s called Pockets, featuring a young poor guy unable to provide a meal for his girlfriend so he decides to go rob someone…and then some random sh*t happens! Again these guys produce a film that has no actual meaning, but rather a display of their skills as creatives and their dark sense of humour which i enjoy. Watch the film after the break.

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Elle Varner – Conversational Lush Mixtape

posted by on 25/01/2012

I should have really wrote an Introducing post on Elle Varner mid last year but for what ever reason I didn’t. Still she did manage to grace the pages of Y&Y via our Eargasms post back in August with her J Cole assisted single ‘Only Wanna Give It To You’. While the world is awaiting her album Perfectly Imperfect following the success of the single the RCA signed singer has decided to release a mixtape entitled Conversational Lush to tide fans over until she is ready to release her debut studio offering. If you have never heard of Elle then I strongly suggest you read on and give the EP a listen. I don’t what has happened in the last year or so but there seems to be so many good artists with good real music bursting at the seams waiting to be unleashed on the charts (many of them being from the UK might i just add).

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Akai MPC Fly for iPad 2

posted by on 25/01/2012

Technology is ever evolving and whilst we still enjoy the use of the stable household machinery we have become accustomed to and rely on the more portable pieces of tech. We feel the need to be able to do everything and anything whilst on the move or at least be able to take our equipment with us. This Akai MPC Fly is the latest gadgetry to aid music producers in their pursuit of a portable studio. Combining 16 backlit MPC pads into its built-in iPad 2 case, the MPC Fly is supported by an integrated iOS app which included various effects, a four-track mixer, sound library, sample editing and an EQ. Wannabe producers are sure to love this, do you?

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