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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 […]

The Skeleton Girl

posted by on 28/08/2012

The rise of Rick Genest in the fashion world has been interesting to watch, you wouldn’t think a man who actually got his face and body tattooed to look like a skeleton would get a job anywhere. Ever Magazine have teamed up with expert make up artist Mademoiselle Mua and fashion photographer Pauline Darley to create this spooky editorial spread titled She Has Waited Too Long. Featuring model Clémentine Levy in skeleton make-up – there’s something hauntingly beautiful about it all. I can’t tell you what it is exactly, not that I’m into skeleton-esque size zero chicks or anything. Hop on after the cut to see more.

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What's On This Week

posted by on 27/08/2012

Hopefully everyone’s enjoying the long weekend, no doubt some of you might be heading to Notting Hill for some carnival action today; maybe head down to Westbourne Studios for Supa Dupa Fly Carnival Special. Also this week, the Somerset House Rolling Stones programme is back by popular demand until Sunday.

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Y&Y Does Japan

posted by on 26/08/2012

Man, this is golden opportunity. God bless InsideJapan and Virgin Atlantic for launching this competition to honour their 12th birthday. Hol’ up, let me just paste what the prize consists of  ‘A 19-night trip to Japan’ and ‘The winning blogger will be asked to blog their way across Japan and provide daily entries that feature heaps of visuals revealing the unique culture, land and soundscapes of The Land of the Rising Sun.’ Jaw dropped? You already know we’re going to enter, our resident otaku Derek and Candice team up and present their 12 reasons to go to Japan. Hop on after the cut.

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Eargasms

posted by on 26/08/2012

I’ve got a FREE YARD and guess what I’m doing? writing up this week’s Eargasms. Clearly getting old. I’ve got family staying over and occupying my room so staying over at my cousin’s house since they’re on holiday. The parties I’ve had here, let’s just say somebody got HURT REAL BAD. Not saying who but somebody! (me). Jog on after the cut for audio goodness from the likes of The XX, Aaliyah, Ciara and more.

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Sunday Style Inspiration | Ascia, Hybrid In A Headpiece

posted by on 26/08/2012

I stumbled upon Ascia on the Instagram popular page around a month ago and was instantly captured by her style. Her outfits are so full of personality and creativity they’re actually enjoyable to look at instead of the usual miserable and pouty looking girls in their denim cut-offs on lookbook.nu. Ascia’s pictures of her outfits definitely look like something she wears every day and not put on for the camera. Her aptly named blog Hybrid in a Headpiece describes her style perfectly. This recently graduated, half Kuwaiti, half American blogger said that she never thought anyone would take an interest in her ‘Jumble of colours or my crazy turbans’. More on the reverse.

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Steve Jobs Speech From 1983

posted by on 25/08/2012

What a genius. Here’s some morning inspiration for you, came across this 1983 speech from the man himself yesterday but decided to post it today as I know Saturday is the day when most people chill out. Jobs as usual is charismatic in the speech and completely ahead of his time with most of his points. He begs the designers in the room to help Apple make computers that are visually appealing. Back then most of the product designers focused on buildings and cars, ignoring computers despite the fact computers were going to outsell automobiles in a few years. More on the reverse.

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Plongée Clothing | 2012 Lookbook

posted by on 25/08/2012

A new brand for y’all to get acquainted with, Plongée (pronounced Plong-ey!) officially launched in the UK on Thursday. The brand which was born in France and designed in Britain focuses on casual wear and basics, it’s visual identity is what really grabbed my attention at first – from the logos, art direction and even the post processing on the lookbook is perfect. The idea behind the brand stems from the designer’s holiday memories of sunny days, skinny-dipping, friends around a fire, postcards home and polaroids – you get the jist. The whole young, happy and carefree comes to mind. It’s all about casual for me right now, I know I was all about ‘grown man etiquette’ but when the weather is hot, layering is a myth. Invest in a good quality tee and get on with life. More on the reverse.

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Professor Green x Puma Collection

posted by on 24/08/2012

Puma has teamed up with Professor Green for a new menswear collection this autumn/winter. Featuring t-shirts, jumpers, snapbacks and jackets (including a very slick leather varsity piece), the line fuses Pro Green’s style with Puma’s casual sports-and-lifestyle wear. Being sold on ASOS.com and FootAsylum from mid-October, the move follows Pro’s recent collaboration with Relentless drinks. Derek and I went down to the launch recently to help celebrate the new line. Read on for more on the party and some shots from the lookbook.

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New iPhone 5?

posted by on 24/08/2012

The title maybe a little misconstruing because while it eludes to this post showcasing the new iPhone 5 it in fact doesn’t. Instead what you are seeing are the drawings of a possible design Apple were thinking about back in 1985. Peep the sketches from their 1985 patent, it shows a flip phone designed in the shape of their apple logo with a push button keypad. Who would have thought this would have even come from the Apple camp considering the sleek minimalist designs the we have come to know and love.

Yin: A leaked keynote of this year’s iPhone release after the cut.

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Seven Against Thebes @ Theatro Technis

posted by on 24/08/2012

In celebration of the Olympic Games taking place in London, Theatro Technis played host to The Great Dionysian Festival, a marathon of five plays chronicling the extraordinary life of Oedipus. Seven Against Thebes, the third production in this succession of plays centres around two young kings, Eteocles and Polynices both intent on fighting for the throne. In this war-ridden city, we watch on as family ties are broken, a Kingdom is divided and a chorus display the sorrow caused by the warring brothers actions. .

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