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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 […]

Adrien Sauvage – The Student

posted by on 25/10/2012

I’ve got two words for you: Dress Easy. English fashion designer prodigy Adrien Sauvage is back again with a new short film. This time working with Dr. Martens for a collaborative ‘Made in England’ footwear collection.While his last film gained Sundance Film Festival recognition, his new film is nothing short of cool. Building upon the principles he laid down in his first film ‘This is not a suit’, ‘The Student’ played by Craig Roberts; explores the seemingly limitless potential of the Dress Easy approach. The narration is just pure brilliance bringing that stylistic story telling with that classic suave feel.

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Josh Cole | Not Giving In

posted by on 25/10/2012

In August I wrote about Josh Cole’s Physical Graffiti, an exhibition that captured the essence of dance and it’s power to enrich the lives of people living in deprived communities. I have since remained an avid fan of his and this triumph of a new video directed by the photographer for East London quartet Rudimental’s latest single ‘Not Giving In‘ featuring John Newman and Alex Clare, has re-ignited my love affair with Cole’s work. It see’s the photographer playing on similar themes from his exhibition earlier this year and features some truly stunning cinematography with the slums of Manilla as the backdrop.

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Throwback Thursday

posted by on 25/10/2012

This week I have selected a song that is such a TUNE I have been blasting it for the last hour instead of writing this post. Now that I have finally got it out of my system it is only right that I pass the joy that I got from listening to it on to you all. This is a true throwback in every sense, does Crystal Waters ring any bells? What about the title ‘Gypsy Woman (She’s homeless)‘, still don’t have a clue? Find out after the cut.

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Short Film | Wong Fu Productions – The Last

posted by on 24/10/2012

After a 4 days of not posting, I’m back from working on a project abroad. I’ve featured Wong Fu’s work once in the past and that film focused primarily on the learning/positives you take away from a relationship gone wrong. This time, the American Taiwanese production company have created a short centered around the awkward moment when your other half asks you ‘How many have you loved?’. It’s a deep question, one that a lot of us would be apprehensive to answer as it leads to our past. The film featuring Harry Shum Jr of Glee is beautifully scripted, some real quotables to take away for that Valentine’s Day card. They just love touching matters of the heart with their films, this one is no exception. I haven’t even spoken about how beautifully shot it is; all the bokehs just add to the light airy feel throughout the film. Watch on the reverse.

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Around Us & Between Us | An Exhibition by Geoff McFetridge

posted by on 23/10/2012

You would be forgiven for having missed the Ivory and Black gallery hidden under a canopy of high rise offices amidst the hustle and bustle of Soho’s Berwick Street Market. Keep your eyes peeled however and you’ll be treated to the delightful work of Canadian born, LA based artist Geoff McFetridge. His current showcase in London’s West End ‘Around Us & Between Us  is his first in the capital for seven years and features 10 new acrylic paintings on canvas. It’s McFetridge at his best marrying his distinctive minimalistic style with a splash of colour and his ingenious perception of perspective.

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Eleven Paris x Movember

posted by on 23/10/2012

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world, the aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Underground Parisian brand Eleven Paris specialise in rock ‘n’ roll inspired photo print tees featuring some the biggest names in the industry, including Kate Moss and Johnny Depp. The brand has joined forces with Movember by creating an exclusive t-shirt for the Moustache season. The one off design plays on their signature tongue-in-cheek moustache tee and features a lion’s head. Priced at £45 with 20% from every t-shirt sold donated to Movember, women can purchase the t-shirt on ASOS and men on Urban Outfitters.

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What's On This Week

posted by on 22/10/2012

Morning people! Tomorrow night, the makers of Candy (does electric side) will be performing Jazz Cafe- they’ll be there all week.  On Thursday, Evisu will be opening a new store on Newburgh Street (next to Carnaby), the launch kicks off at 5pm. There are also great exhibitions on this week, like Hannah Sawtell’s Osculator at the ICA. More info after the break.

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Lookbook | Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2013

posted by on 22/10/2012

As lookbook’s go I think this one from Tom Ford is pretty damn good. Genuinely I am in love, I love the styling, I love the clothes, I love the brand. Sometimes it goes unsaid but the work of a stylist on these lookbook shoots is very essential, the way they put a look together can play a huge part in determining a persons attitude towards certain pieces. Fortunately for Mr Ford the person who styled this lookbook done their job well. Rarely do I see a collection an want nigh on everything that is on offer but in this case I WANT WANT WANT.

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FIAC – Curious Collection 2nd Skin Contest

posted by on 21/10/2012

On Wednesday, we were invited down to FIAC, the international art fair in the heart of Paris. The event also celebrates the launch of the ’2nd Skin’ contest from Curious Collection. Contemporary art, parisian architecture and paper masks after the cut

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Review | Ed Sheeran @ The Hammersmith Apollo

posted by on 21/10/2012

Listening to good live music is a spiritually cleansing experience (even to someone skeptical towards the idea of a spirit), it has a profound effect that will live with you forever and listening to that music is never the same again, years later a sense of nostalgia will always bring a smile to your face in memory of your night packed like sardines into a hot, smelly venue with nothing to drink for hours, it really is glorious.

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