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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 Trailer | The Dictator

posted by on 29/03/2012

Love him or hate him, it’s hard not to admire Sacha Baron Cohen’s bravery when it comes to his particular brand of comedy. For new flick The Dictator, he has reunited with director Larry Charles, who was also behind the camera on Borat and Bruno. The latest trailer showcases some new footage and seems a tad more scripted than Cohen’s past comedic efforts, but the results still look hilarious. Check it out after the jump.

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DKNY 2012 Spring Lookbook

posted by on 29/03/2012

The other day, whilst shopping online, err I mean studying, I came across the current range from DKNY and had to resist clicking *add to my bag* on a gorgeous two hundred and fifty pound skirt. *Sigh* So, and in keeping with the recent NYC theme on Y&Y, here’s a look at the Spring lookbook from DKNY. Donna Karen launched DKNY over twenty years ago, and it has since grown from it’s denim origins into the New York street smart go-to label. This season there’s a lot of strong contrasts between textures, shapes and colours, but with a relaxed vibe. If you’re brave enough to try the current trend of head-to-toe colour or pattern, check out the lookbook after the break to see how effortless and cool it can be.

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YiNYC – Neverending Bridge

posted by on 27/03/2012

I love this city more and more by the day. Staying in Brooklyn was probably the best decision we made – the lifestyle over here is so much different to the one uptown, it’s more chill. It’s similar to East London but way better – Bedford Avenue is definitely one of my favourite parts of the city. We kicked started our day there with BURGER for brunch. Then walked through Williamsburg, over the Bridge and onto Bowery and NoHo/SoHo. Long ass walk but we had to burn off that fat gained from the meal. You’ll see what I mean on the reverse – hop on!

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YiNYC – Surreal

posted by on 26/03/2012

Gah, apologies for the delayed post. Life over here has been surreal so far – everything feels like a scene out of a movie/TV show. Even the part of BK we’re staying in, NoStrand, the area around here isn’t the most visually pleasing but so much personality. The people are a mixture of super nice and crazy (as in don’t look at them and walk past) haha. I’m not going to break down what we did each day, just a tad too long! I want my photographs to do the talking – hop on after the cut to see our journey through BK, Queens and Manhattan.

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Zara Man April Trends

posted by on 26/03/2012

We’re consistently praising Zara’s lookbook because the styling is always on point and their April lookbook is no exception. Riding on the gentleman look, Zara have put together a refreshing collection of colourful blazer and chino combos. With the blessed weather we’ve been receiving, I can see many people including my self walking into Zara to pick up some of these blazers- particularly the pastel blue which goes very well with a white shirt. See the rest of Zara’s main pieces for April after the break.

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Eargasms

posted by on 25/03/2012

It’s that time of the week again! As ever, after the break we’ve got a selection of tracks that surfaced earlier this week. It’s Sunday, kick back and enjoy

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Adidas Training Academy | Ashley Conrad Interview

posted by on 25/03/2012

In case you didn’t already know, I recently attended the adidas Training Academy in Mexico. Whilst out there, we got to participate in a boxing inspired workout session with world renowned trainer, Ashley Conrad, who is one of the most sought after fitness trainers in Hollywood, and her clients include Kate Hudson and Bradley Cooper.

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YiNYC – Lift Off

posted by on 24/03/2012

As I scramble through my thoughts, trying to mind map and organise the events that’ll take place for the next 10 days. Rather aptly listening to Brooklyn native Sean Carter as I patiently wait for this flight to lift off into the blue sky. Sat beside me are two friends, both you’ve probably virtually come across at one point: @Miss_Tosin of PinBoard Blog and @KolaBello, Wretch32 and Alex Clare’s keyboardist. As I embark on this Yang-less trip from the heart of London to the soul of New York; be sure to keep checking back as I’ll be posting my daily experiences from the city that never sleeps. Join me for the YiNYC series. If you’re a Y&Y reader from the big apple, hit me up at yin@yinnyang.co.uk or @niran7 – let’s chill and create. I’ll also be recording my daily….*hop on after the cut*

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YiNYC

posted by on 24/03/2012

I’m leaving London. Going to be working across the Atlantic in NYC for a year. I wish – hol’ tight for YiNYC.

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Dr. Martens x Stussy Deluxe | Hambleton II

posted by on 23/03/2012

For someone who runs a ‘lifestyle’ website and who’s kind of gone through the whole streetwear phase, I don’t actually know much about Stussy. Shock horror. I’m not one for the brands, it’s all about style for me. How you wear it & how you style it in your own unique way. When I first got sent the press release a few days back, these really weren’t my cup of tea – looked like the regular Dr. Martens silhouette but in suede.  In person, they’re definitely everything and more! love the tan leather laces. The Hambleton style was first released in Spring 2011; it’s simple in looks, made from high quality suede with an almost moccasin-like contrast with the lightweight welt white outersole. Like I said, I don’t know much about Stussy but this collaboration definitely respects the British boots brand’s heritage and style. More on the reverse.

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