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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 […]

Eargasms

posted by on 21/08/2012

It’s been a few weeks since I took over the Eargasms‘ healm but I’m back with audible goodness. Songs from the likes of Sigur Ros, Flying Lotus, Erykah Badu, Kendrick and more – what are you waiting for? Hop on after the cut.

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Dr. Martens x Agyness Deyn

posted by on 20/08/2012

Last week saw the launch of the Agyness Deyn for Dr. Martens collection. Taking inspiration from both the brand and Aggy’s own personal heritage, the pieces have been influenced by popular cultural references from music, film, TV and style. Agyness worked closely with the Dr. Martens creative team, designing pieces that merge a grunge aesthetic with modern styling, quality prints, and bright colour pops. Each piece, whether a checked shirt or lace-trimmed dress, can be worn dressed up or down, working as separates or combined together for a sexy tomboy look.

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Album Review | Aiden Grimshaw – Misty Eye

posted by on 20/08/2012

Stepping out of the shadows of someone or something can be a hard thing to do but this is exactly the task that lies ahead of Aiden Grimshaw. Once of X-Factor fame the young 20 year old is aiming to stake his claim as a credible and more importantly successful music artist outside of the huge juggernaut that is the X-Factor. Misty Eye is his first full-length offering since his exit from the show; see what we think of it on the flipside.

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Timberland EarthKeepers Hookset Shoes

posted by on 20/08/2012

Our friend over at Infect sent us a couple pieces from Timberland’s Earthkeepers Hookset collection; a casual line of lightweight shoes, summer ready and eco-friendly. We took them for a walk and shot them in a small public garden just off Seven Dials in Covent Garden. Review ad photos after the break.

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Jessie Ware – Devotion | Album Review

posted by on 20/08/2012

For most people Jessie Ware is known as the talent whose sultry tone has repeatedly graced the skipping experimental post dubstep signatures of Sbtrkt. But with the arrival of her debut album Devotion the Brixton hailing songstress attempts to announce herself as an artist that can boldly stand alone on her own two feet.

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Nike Flyknit Festival Launch – Aske Gardens

posted by on 19/08/2012

I’m still jetlagged/fatigued from my holiday, haven’t been able to sleep properly (over 4 hours) for the past few days and it wreaked havoc on my first day back at work, even a triple espresso shot and a Lucozade couldn’t save me. After a bougie afternoon tea in Selfridges at 7pm, I decided to head down to the Nike launch at Aske Gardens  seeing as I’ve missed the past month of Olympic activities. After a busy summer of creative workshops and projects at 1948, the Nike Flyknit Collective continued their FlyKnit evangelism by working with architects We Made That and redeveloping Aske Gardens into a multi-purpose sports location in East London. More on the reverse.

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Oliver Spencer Autumn/Winter 2012 Lookbook

posted by on 18/08/2012

Oliver Spencer is all about combining traditional British tailoring and modern fashion; as per their lookbook for their Autumn/Winter 2012 collection… mission accomplished. I would say the outerwear and knits definitely did Oliver a favour, the first two from the imagery below are standout pieces and quite frankly the styling is very similar to French Connection’s at the moment (which is a good thing).  Also the vintage inducing red and blue backgrounds that they chose for the shoot, they’re very bold but not too distracting- Not quite how I would have done it but actually I think it really works with the line’s 1970’s art-house direction. The collection is available for purchase online as of now. More images from the lookbook after the break.

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Icarus Rises – The Water Powered Jetpack

posted by on 17/08/2012

MINDBLOWN. My eyes couldn’t believe what I was watching at first, professional stuntman Arran Topham rises up out of the water doing dolphin jumps and backwards somersaults using a jetpack invented by jetski racer, Franky Zapata. Thomas Giddings’ new scintillating short film takes its name from the Greek myth of a child who flew too close to the sun and fell to a watery death. The gadget has given Arran a superhuman ability to walk on water – it’s something you’d see in James Bond or even a Batman film. So who has a spare $10,000 to spare? I’d like a flyboard. Watch the film on the reverse.

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Proud Monument

posted by on 17/08/2012

When someone mentions the word ‘Monument’ you automatically think historical or even political. Either way its something so proud that’s worth a statue or a sculpture. Considering the past 2 weeks in British sport, nothing sounds more fitting. For the good folks at design agency Rosie Lees, ‘Monument’ is a project to celebrate a pinnacle sporting summer. A collaboration with renowned photographer John Ross, Monument borrows a casting process previously demonstrated in a 2010 Ross series ‘Impressions’. In this new work, the technique is employed to record, preserve and honour athletic achievement. Have a gander here.

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From the Front Row: London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony

posted by on 16/08/2012

Olympic Closing Ceremony Nike RM

Two incredible weeks of sport came to a close with a mammoth closing ceremony at Stratford’s Olympic Stadium. Nike’s 1948 invited Y&Y and I was the very lucky girl who got to attend the prestigious ceremony, with seats right at the front of the action…and that’s no exaggeration, we were front row! Accompanied by art director Rob Meyers (who snapped the shots in this post) and the Nike team, we watched live as London closed it’s greatest cultural achievement in a very long time.

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