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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 […]

Acne Spring/Summer Lookbook

posted by on 04/02/2012

Acne is fast becoming one of my favourite brands. It would be better if I could actually afford (and justify) spending that much money on clothes. One day! In the meantime I can still lust over the latest collection! Acne designer Jonny Johansson sent out a Morrocan inspired SS12 collection. He remixed the traditional with today’s street styles resulting in a cool, graphic collection punctuated with bold separates, grounded by a denim palette of white, black, and blue. Wide legged bermudas, cropped tops and trousers, knee length skirts and leather in the color scale we’ve seen around lately, mustard greens and yellows, orange and pink. Love it! Check out the lookbook on the flipside.

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If Alcohol Brands Targeted Babies…

posted by on 04/02/2012

Gosh IMAGINE if they did. Alcohol for babies – God forbid. I don’t think we humans will ever come THAT lost as a race to feed our babies with alcohol. Italian-based artist Anna Utopia Giordano has come up with a humorous yet shocking series that fuses iconic kid’s toy brands such as LEGO, Barbie and Disney with popular liquor bottles such as Jack Daniel’s, Absolut Vodka and Moet Chandon. Pretty creative and very well executed. I hope none of you think of putting a baby dummy on your alcohol bottles! :| More after the cut.

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Film Watch | February

posted by on 03/02/2012

Being the start of a new year and all, one phrase which I heard a lot of last month was ‘start as you mean to go on’. If that is to be an allegory for films in 2012 then it will be a very satisfying year as the standard of films in January was fantastic. This month, we have our first of four helpings of super-heroism, the return of beloved characters guaranteed to cause nostalgia for some, and much more. Read on for previews on all of February’s big releases.

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Nicola Yeoman's Hanging Sculptures

posted by on 03/02/2012

Dope! I don’t think we’ve featured many sculptors on the site before. Nicola Yeoman is a installation artist (not your traditional sculptor!) who plays with the concepts of perspective and spaces. I definitely have to go see this with my own eye, the perspective is so well done – I’ll probably end up circling the sculpture in order to find an answer in there: “as the viewer finds him or herself able to walk within and about the work—the relationship of the viewer with the object renegotiated and the interplay of dependence altered.” I’ll be check it out soon at the Wyer Gallery in London, more details here. I’m sure these photographs are taken at The Old Truman Brewery?! First floor. Am I right? Hop on after the cut to see more work from the London based installation artist.

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David Beckham for H&M – Bodywear Launch

posted by on 03/02/2012

Will I ever wear Beckham branded bodywear? Probably not. I don’t like the idea of wearing boxers with another man’s name on it – plus how many people are going to see your boxers?! Anyway, let’s talk about the man himself. If you’ve read the site for a while then you’ll know I have looked up to him for a long time. It sounds sad but he’s inspired me since I was kid – back then mainly because of his style but then as I grew up it was more to do with his passion and enthusiasm for his art. He perfected his craft; at the peak of his career no one could consistently bend it like Beckham. He’s a family man, a brand and a style enthusiast. Of course I’m a fan boy #pause, so there was no way I was going to miss this event. I wanted to capture the legendary no.7 with my lens. More on the reverse.

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River Island Spring 2012 Collection

posted by on 03/02/2012

From a drastic change in styling to securing a place is Asos, River Island executed a great plan that has ultimately  changed their brand perception for the better. The past few years has the seen fashion retailer go from strength to strength and if next seasons campaign is anything to go by, 2012 will also be a good year for them. The new collection comprises of 8 different stories, Tribal, Marine and Casino standing out most! Browse the full thing after the break

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Dolce & Gabbana Gym Spring/Summer Collection

posted by on 03/02/2012

I know i’m not the only one that starts a regular routine of fitness and exercise at the gym which lasts about 3 weeks but then after that nothing….. Id o it all the time. I always say i’m going to make sure that I keep it up and continue to work out for a sustained period of time but there’s just something wrong with my motivation. Correction, the real reason is that i’m Lazy but let me stop talking about my lack of commitment and start talking about what I intended this post to be about. The lookbook for Dolce & Gabbana‘s upcoming Spring/Summer Gym-wear Collection has found its way to the world wide web. When I first had a look at what is on offer all I could think about is my failings at trying to get fit but then my attention soon turned to the clothes on display and the grey Italia ensemble in particular. Now that outfit I can rock with, might have to cop that. Any who peep the collection after the break. Notice how I didn’t even comment on the models body, yh thats cause i’m trying to not be jealous and the only way to do that is to not acknowledge lol *sigh*

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Throwback Thursday

posted by on 02/02/2012

I thought I’d sneak in and steal this week’s one while the boys (DJB, the current champion of Throwback Thursdays, and Yin) weren’t looking. This week the internet has been abuzz with footage and glowing reviews from soul icon D’Angelo‘s European tour, taking place after the crooner took a 12 year hiatus. Personally, rather than being excited at news of his return, I was skeptical; many a super-talented icon has ‘returned’ to the stage to lacklustre effect (Lauryn Hill, anyone?) so I didn’t rush to get tickets for his London dates (happening this upcoming weekend February 3rd/4th). This time though, my skepticism led to me missing out on what’s set to be an electric show, so while I kick myself, you kick back and reminisce to this classic cut from his album Brown Sugar.

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Pain. Passion. Poetry. – I Did Not Learn His Name

posted by on 01/02/2012

After a brief hiatus, (finals week, traveling, sickness and all that jazz) – I plan to be back and writing with a vengeance.  Hope I’ve been missed.

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Reload Sessions x Yin&Yang | Michael Duke – Paradise (Coldplay Cover)

posted by on 01/02/2012

We’ve teamed up with the newly started Reload Sessions to bring to you acoustic sessions with London’s finest up and coming acts. The guys behind Reload Sessions hit me up a few months ago to see what we could do together and here we have our first collaboration; featuring singer Michael Duke. You should all have heard of him by now as he’s been one of West End’s biggest musicals ‘Thriller‘ and is also the founder of Shoreditch House night ‘Wired‘. I’ve only heard him sing a handful of times but never solo, so this was a pleasant surprise. Hop on after the cut.

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