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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 […]

Urban Classic @ Barbican

posted by on 27/02/2012

In the build up to the London 2012 Olympics, the BBC and LOCOG have organised Music Nation- a weekend of music to create a buzz around the Olympics. To kick things off, the Barbican are holding ‘Urban Classic‘, when the BBC Symphony Orchestra will team up with artists from the UK’s ‘Urban’ music hub. Artists include: Ms. Dynamite, Fazer, Devlin and Skepta who’ve all worked with the orchestra to create unique takes on some of their biggest hits. Watch behind the scenes footage of Ms. Dynamite and Fazer as they work with the orchestra after the break; Urban Classic is happening this Saturday 3rd March and tickets are going for between £10 and £20.

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Illustrations by Gyimah Gariba

posted by on 26/02/2012

Morning world! First of all check out Yin’s life – new post in there for you. Came across this illustrator’s work early last year when he tagged a few of my Facebook friends in one of his works. Gyimah Gariba is a freelance illustrator and designer originally from Yang’s motherland, Ghana but now living in Toronto. Some of you may have come across his series inspired by Jay-Z & Kanye West’s Watch The Throne album – he created his own visual adaptation of each of the songs. Most of his work comes directly from the music and others are based on his life experiences. I just love his illustrative style, it’s like a fusion of Anime and Boondocks – vibrant and eye-catching. I want him to draw me! More work on the reverse.

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Edwin Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook

posted by on 26/02/2012

Here before you in the lookbook for premium denim brand Edwin;  As ever, Edwin offer a strong range of jeans which are 100% organic and of course super sturdy selvedge…quite the tongue twister! Comprising of both light and darker washes, there seems to be a fair choice of fits in the collection- slim fit selvedge jeans from Edwin are usually perfect. Also a range of other items including corduroy, linen and denim shirts. An outdoorsy gritty theme, I love how they’ve laid out the lookbook on their website, check out some stills from the collection and then the full thing on the Edwin website- after the break.

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ASOS Future Stylist 2012 Round 2

posted by on 25/02/2012

What a long week. Only sent my final work email of the week an hour ago, that’s 11pm on a Friday night. It’s been a long week but I ain’t complaining – one of the projects went live; Round 2 of ASOS Future Stylist 2012. With Spring around the corner, we’ve decided to turn it up a notch with a much brighter and challenging theme. The 12 remaining stylists were tasked with styling a look using prints; printed shirts, suits, skirts, t-shirts – the bolder the better. Hop on after the cut to see the entries.

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The Shallow End @ Southwark Playhouse

posted by on 24/02/2012

‘The only thing I stand for is the National Anthem…’ a permanent reminder of the lengths and breadths the faceless, corporate machine we call the media is willing to go to bring in the readers. In a world of patriarchal domination, politics and powerful persuasion, the Shallow End serves as a fly on a wall portrayal of the shenanigans and goings on of a very successful newspaper. Can business and pleasure work together hand in hand, or are they diametrically opposite? Amidst the wedding celebrations of a business mogul’s daughter, who will be next on the firing line?

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Marni For H&M | A Closer Look

posted by on 24/02/2012

You’ve all seen the numerous lookbooks, launch party videos and short films featuring the hugely anticipated Marni for H&M collection. I believe Marni will attract more of a fashion crowd; they’re no where near as big as Versace but at the same time do not have the, dare I say, ‘hood’ fan base. The Marni collection is all about the details, patterns, prints and bordering on uncomfortable levels of femininity with the unisex pieces. As you’ve already seen the garment in its full glory, I’ve decided to give you the close-up view of the prints and tailoring. I’m all for printed garments for womenswear, can’t say the same for menswear. It has to be styled correctly. More on the reverse.

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LFW – Streetstyle Inspiration

posted by on 24/02/2012

Yesterday had to be my favourite day of London Fashion Week – ‘Menswear Day’ however minus the ‘Fashion parade’ who have already headed out to Milan… the rest of us are mourning the end of any fashionista’s favourite week minus January sales. This season has been a little different, in preparation for the our show on Monday, everyone including myself had been putting in extra hours meaning I had to limit my #LFW experience to updates from live video feeds, twitter and blogs (I love technology). In between running back and forth from our headquarters in Westminster and Somerset House, I managed to squeeze in a few shows. After the cut check out some ‘Street Style’ snaps from LFW and keep your eyes peeled for a review of the week

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Fueling Competition: A review of the NIKE+ FUELBAND

posted by on 23/02/2012

A week ago Nike once again set the sporting world alight with the unveiling of their latest creation; NIKE+ FUELBAND. With secret NYC parties, innovative trailers and a constant Armageddon type preview on their twitter feed, I really did think that they were about to make the world implode. And then in the middle of a perfect storm, it was unveiled. A band that would track all your movement for the day. Steps, dance moves, drinking apple juice and more.

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Throwback Thursday

posted by on 23/02/2012

RECLAIMED is what I should rename this post today. These impostors think that they can intrude and take over my Throwback Thursday post on a regular LOL, I kid I kid. Since I’m making a lil comeback to this post I thought I would only be best to celebrate my return with an appropriately titled throwback track. So without future ado I reintroduce you to Ma$e and his 2004 track ‘Welcome Back’.

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The Flying Baby By Rachel Hulin

posted by on 23/02/2012

Incredible. I’ve seen this levitation technique used plenty of times in the past but photographer Rachel Hulin has completely switched it up by using a different kind of model. Every parent loves taking photographs of their child, after all, you want to be able to show off your creation. That’s exactly what Rachel has done with her son Henry. At first I wasn’t too sure how she managed to get the baby to sit still on props for the original photograph but then realised she was probably holding him up in the original shot and then editing herself out. “I never throw him, and I never move him into a place in the frame that he wasn’t in to begin with,” She says. “I like Henry to fly the way he feels like it, I never pose him in a specific way. Sometimes he’s graceful and sometimes he’s a little hunchback. I think telling you more would ruin it.” Brilliant, check out the rest after the cut.

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