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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 […]

Louis Vuitton A/W 2012 Outerwear Lookbook

posted by on 28/07/2012

But when did Louis Vuitton become so “cool”? Shot in Manhattan, I really appreciate the simplicity of photography and styling; it’s added an heir of freshness to the branding I think (also somehow reminiscent of Dark Knight)- I’m used to seeing studio shoots from Louis Vuitton so this is a great move. The lookbook features stand-out pieces from their outerwear line- from peacoats to bomber jackets to windbreakers- LV put their own spin on each style. Check out the rest of the images after the break for style inspiration.

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London 2012 is here!

posted by on 27/07/2012

London 2012 logo

It’s here! 7 years after winning the bid, months after a UK-wide build-up, the 30th Summer Olympic games hit our capital city for London 2012. Like most cynical Londoners, amongst my many Olympic gripes I’ve had concerns about how the city will manage the load, I’ve been dreading travelling around the city on public transport (and London mayor Boris Johnson’s automated messages are NOT making it any better), I think the Olympic driving lanes are a disrespect, the Olympic mascots scare me (why do they have one eye, yo?) and I’m still waiting for somebody to tell me McDonalds’ sponsorship of the Games is a prank. However, watching excitement build as the torch journeyed through local London communities, and seeing Y&Y’s very own Eniola win as part of Team GB in women’s football on Wednesday, I can’t help but get caught up in the spirit of things – the games give us an opportunity to allow our city to shine, and show everyone just how brilliant it is. Tonight the opening ceremony kicks off, and if like me, you want to follow the Games the lazy way, hop over to Google’s Olympic page where they make finding out all the latest information easy-peasy. And keep a check on Y&Y for the 411 on all the cool events happening around the Games over the next few weeks.

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London Truisims by #WHENINLONDON

posted by on 27/07/2012

Don’t you just hate it when ALL London tube lines are running perfectly fine except the one that you need? And don’t you just despise that dude that coughed on you on the train this morning? Yes me too!  That’s not necessarily related to this post I just wanted to get a few things off my chest…  But there is a nice tumblr conveniently named ‘#wheninlondon’ that ridicules these London based scenarios that piss us off (gif accompanied of course)- you should check it out it’s quite amusing.  A gif is the perfect supplement for that witty comment/emotionally heightened comment that you know can’t be fully expressed with written words alone.  I’ve selected a few of the ones that crack me up after the break but there are loads more on the website.

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Herschel Supply Co. A/W12 Lookbok

posted by on 26/07/2012

The last time I saw a Herschel lookbook, I was convinced that it could have been merged with the last as they were too similar. They’ve kept their lifestyle theme which is fine and actually I feel like this time they’ve pushed the boat out slightly by including a couple of black and white shots. These happen to be the stronger images of the bunch- however the lookbook is class! That aside, you’re looking at their look for this year’s autumn/winter and this time around Herschel have expanded their offerings in terms of prints and detailing. The original line hasn’t been altered much but you’ll find bags with camouflage print and even paisley lining! Images after the break.

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Throwback Thursday

posted by on 26/07/2012

Jennifer f*cking Lopez‘s with a S lol She really has had some serious tunes. I was going through her back catelogue while tryna select a song for todays post and I ended up having a jamming session in my room, just getting down to her tunes. I couldn’t decide which song to go far so chose this particular one under shallow circumstances. Basically she look friggin hawt in this music video and so this was what swayed my mind. Perv Over I mean peep the vid on the flipside all you Jenny’s from the block lol.

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Instagram Meets Fashion Retailer

posted by on 26/07/2012

Free People is a contemporary womenswear fashion label that is owned by and used to be the former name of high street known Urban Outfitters. The brand have become one of, if not the first to integrate the use of Instagram with their online e-commerce site. They have assigned hashtags to a selection of their product range, customers who buy these products are then encouraged to take photos of themselves in the garments and post them on Instagram/Twitter using the dedicated hashtag. After screening uploaded pics, Free People then add them to the product page on their online store for customers to get a better look at the items they are about to purchase. They get to see them in action if you will. This whole experience is powered by Olapic and I think that its a great idea. I can see more brands using this and I hope they do!! Check out the site here.

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Nike | Find Your Greatness – #makeitcount

posted by on 25/07/2012

6am. I’m on holiday, everyone’s still asleep – God knows why I’m up, stupid ass body clock telling me to get up and do something productive before I hit the beach. I’ve been keeping an eye on my inbox and this just came through at the right time, you already know how much I love my inspirational short films. Nike have just dropped their new campaign for the Olympic period which features a powerful message to inspire anyone who wants to achieve their own moment of greatness in sport/life. The film features everyday athletes from all parts of the globe training, playing, competing, all linked by different locations called London. Wonder why that is…subliminals. Watched the short on the reverse, narrated by Bane/Tom Hardy!

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Hiatus!

posted by on 25/07/2012

I wrote this post whilst 30,000 feet in the air, stewardess complimenting me on my green eyes, if I could – I’ll stop there as my other half is sat next to me haha. Kendrick is my soundtrack for this part of my escape, en-route to LA via Houston (10 hours + a further 3 hours) – what a journey but I’m glad to get away and take a break from the system. Unlike YiNYC, this trip won’t be documented in a similar way as it’s more of a holiday and a getaway from my usual lifestyle. So no Y&Y all day/everyday for the next 21 days as I tour the west coast of America. See you guys soon. Don’t worry I’ll still be posting photographs when I can…

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Timberland Abington S/S13 Collection

posted by on 25/07/2012

Spring/Summer 2013 may be a long way off but Timberland already know what they’ll be dishing out. Featuring the usual line of classic style Abingtons, the preview shows a mix of high quality leather boots and suede loafer type shoes. I’m liking the brown colourway of the chukka boots, the black paneling at higher back of the boot is a nice touch along with the gold hooks. Here’s a snapshot of what’s to come next year when Timberland drop their latest line of Abington boots, photos after the break.

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David Beckham Surprises Team GB Fans

posted by on 25/07/2012

Unsuspecting fans and general Olympic enthusiast whilst shopping in Westfield Stratford took to the pop up Adidas photo-booth the other day only to be greeted with a huge surprise. Fans queued up to get their the pics taken with their friends in the temporary booth, once inside and snapping away a certain Mr Beckham popped his head round the corner surprising the unsuspecting people and joined in the photo session. Can you imagine if that had happened to you, how would you react? See pics and a short lil vid on how some reacted when they saw the ‘superstar’

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