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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 […]

Friday at Lovebox: The Night of the DJ

posted by on 22/06/2012

A week after the event and just about a recovering from the weekend of festival raving at Lovebox, we recap on the highlights starting with Friday night. Opening Lovebox’s 3 day weekend in a soggy Victoria Park – it’s not a real festival without a night of rain to muddy up the grounds good and proper – was Friday’s ode to the people who make the party happen; the DJ.

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Vivi in Stile With Peroni | Burger & Lobster Review

posted by on 22/06/2012

A month or so ago, I downloaded the Vivi in Stile Peroni app which is basically your personal tour guide through the city; providing insight and recommendations from the finest tastemakers and style aficionados in the UK and Italy. With a plethora of bars, restaurants, boutiques, independent stroes and design spots you’ll be guaranteed to find something to do. After all, if you’re bored of London then you’re bored of life. I suggest you download the app  and hop on after the cut to see where the app directed me. No surprises, it was a food spot. Fat times.

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Adidas Dance Challenge

posted by on 22/06/2012

Calling all dancers! There are just two days left to enter the adidas Dance Challenge. Show them your moves, take part in a global dance competition and win a trip to Los Angeles for you and your best friend. adidas women’s training are aiming to redefine the cardio dance workout with the help of world class choreographers RJ & Nick and professional dancers for Katy Perry, Tyne Stecklein, Paula van Oppen and Leah Adler. They will be holding online auditions until June 24th to find the newest talent on the dance scene and the best performer will be treated to an exclusive four day trip to Los Angeles. More after the cut.

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Uncontained – 30 Days, 30 Creatives, 1 Box

posted by on 21/06/2012

First and foremost, props to SHELLSUITZOMBIE for giving 30 of the UK’s top creative talents an opportunity to showcase their work in the capital. Giving creative freedom to thirty groups and individuals to unleash their potential as they get a chance to prove themselves by taking over 55DSL‘s unit at BOXPARK Shoreditch for a day each. It’s definitely a new concept, each day will feature a completely different experience – from fancy dress masters KIGU to the photographic excellence of The Capture Collective and many more, the Uncontained will be bringing the music, creativity and innovation from day one. More on the reverse.

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Throwback Thursday

posted by on 21/06/2012

Taking it way back with this Throwback – not Hip-Hop or R&B like our usual throwback Thursday songs. It’s definitely a marmite song but I’m going to openly admit that I love it. It’s a classic, here’s an inspiring quote from the singer’s Oprah Master Class: Any time that you think you’ve hit the top of the mountain, the truth of the matter is you’ve just reached another mountain. And it’s there to climb over again. Hop on after the cut to listen to the song.

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Hip-Hop on Trial: Hip-Hop Doesn’t Enhance Society, It Degrades It

posted by on 21/06/2012

Hip hop on trial

Since hip-hop’s insurgent invasion of and prominence in global popular culture over 20 years ago, the argument has raged on questioning whether it’s impact on the wider society has been positive or negative. A nuanced battle, opposing sides have over the years failed to resolve it as the conversation takes on much more than music. Enter intelligence squared and Google +, curating the biggest ever global debate at the Barbican, London on 26th June for Hip-Hop on Trial: Hip-Hop Doesn’t Enhance Society, It Degrades It. With the widest range of great and educated voices speaking on the topic, rappers KRS-One, ?uestlove, Q-Tip and Estelle, hip-hop and Black culture scholars Toure, dream hampton and Michael Eric Dyson, activist Jesse Jackson, music editor Hattie Collins and even David Cameron’s youth and crime adviser Shaun Bailey just some of the voices lending to the discussion, it’s set to provide plenty of food for thought. Y&Y will be in attendance, but if you want to be there for yourself buy tickets now from the Barbican website.

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Stockholm Syndrome

posted by on 20/06/2012

Last weekend, I made an escape at out of London with my other half and a few friends. We headed to the capital of Sweden, Stockholm; where nearly everyone’s blonde, tall and good-looking. I was impressed from the get-go by simple mechanisms such as escalators that only work when people step on and wi-fi and plug points on trains. Basic additions that would better our life. Continues on the reverse.

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Balmain 2012 Autumn/Winter Lookbook

posted by on 20/06/2012

Imagery is everything! Lighting, set, theme and composition are hugely important to any lookbook. This latest lookbook from Balmain Homme is a perfect example. Approximately six months ago they release images of their upcoming 2012 Autumn/Winter Collection (see here), I chose not to post it because I didn’t like what I saw. Six months later I am now posting this lookbook showcasing the same pieces from that 2012 Autumn/Winter collection yet this time I have a whole new perception. Maybe I’m more enamoured with the imagery than the garment but somehow I don’t think this is true. This lookbook just does a better job of highlight the clothes. Peep the latest lookbook after the cut.

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London Collections: Men

posted by on 20/06/2012

I survived… against the odds I made it through the a hectic caffeine fuelled weekend dividing my energy between London Collections & Lovebox. The Hospital Club played HQ to the UK’s best menswear designers as they showcased for the London Collections. Bumping into Tinie (literally), Ned the horse & Street Style after the cut.

Nike | My Time Is Now: Wayne Rooney

posted by on 19/06/2012

Easily one of my favourite films from the latest Nike campaign, featuring England striker Rooney, who returns to the playing field in tonight’s group game against Ukraine. It’s short, simple and effective, the close-up shot of him works really well. Shot on 100mm macro lens? The dimly lit location and overall composition adds to the build up throughout the video but what really sets it off is the sound. The flashback commentary is just perfect. Kudos to the team behind this, excellent creative direction.

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