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  • Lily Allen on her return to the mad, mad World of Pop

    Lily Allen on her return to the mad, mad World of Pop

    July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | More

    High-quality braided hair extensions are scattered on the floor of Lily Allen’s suite in New York’s Carlyle Hotel, and there’s a bottle of Moët on ice monogrammed “L.A.” “I assume they thought they were sending it up to Lily Aldridge’s room,” Allen says. Actually she mumbles out of the side of her mouth like an [...]

  • Stags, Hens & Bunnies – A Blackpool Story by Dougie Wallace

    Stags, Hens & Bunnies – A Blackpool Story by Dougie Wallace

    June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | More

    Blackpool has many faces as anyone who has visited there will discover. On the beach it can be all ice-cream and sandcastles but a stone’s throw away in the bars and clubs a different world is revealed.   This is not a place for the faint hearted. I can recall being worse for wear myself [...]

  • Continental Obscura – Images of America from rock photographer Ryan Russell

    Continental Obscura – Images of America from rock photographer Ryan Russell

    June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments | More

    After living all 32 years of my life in Birmingham, Alabama, I decided to move to Bellingham, Washington in the summer of 2013. As I told family and friends I was moving, the one thing they said every time was, “Wow that’s a big change.” I guess they were stating the obvious; Bellingham is practically [...]

  • Egyptian Psychedelia – Fantastical Fashion Story by Lelen Ruete

    Egyptian Psychedelia – Fantastical Fashion Story by Lelen Ruete

    June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | More

    Iconic images from Egypt’s past and present collide and transmute in this colour-saturated fantastical fashion story from photographer Lelen Ruete and her team. Photos: Lelen Ruete – www.lelenruete.com.ar Styling: Daniela Laporta – danilaporta.tumblr.com Digital Art: Juan Gris – juan-gris.tumblr.com Model: Dominique Sagieh All clothes and accessories from The Rabbit Hole Studio

Fashion

Egyptian Psychedelia – Fantastical Fashion Story by Lelen Ruete

Egyptian Psychedelia – Fantastical Fashion Story by Lelen Ruete

Iconic images from Egypt’s past and present collide and transmute in this colour-saturated fantastical fashion story from photographer Lelen Ruete and her team. Photos: Lelen Ruete – www.lelenruete.com.ar Styling: Daniela Laporta – danilaporta.tumblr.com Digital Art: Juan Gris – juan-gris.tumblr.com Model: Dominique Sagieh All clothes and accessories from The Rabbit Hole Studio

June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Sponsored Video – The Levi’s Tailor Shop – get your beloved jeans fixed and customised

Sponsored Video – The Levi’s Tailor Shop – get your beloved jeans fixed and customised

Don’t you just hate it when your favourite pair of jeans develop a hole in the most unwanted of places? It’s happened to all of us I suspect. I had a pair of Levi’s selvedge jeans that cost me a pretty penny and as I felt them tear one day after rather exuberantly jumping a fence [...]

June 13, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Nike Flyknit: The Supergoodlooking Lunar 2 running trainer

Nike Flyknit: The Supergoodlooking Lunar 2 running trainer

If you want your trainers to be works of art as well as technically amazing, then take a look at Nike’s Flyknit innovation. Flyknit – which Nike are pairing with different sole technologies – is all about the shoe’s upper, which is woven and sculpted to create an amazing featherweight, snug-fitting, strong (not to mention super-goodlooking) [...]

June 12, 2014 More
Robert Clergerie: Futuristic Summer from the French Master Shoemakers

Robert Clergerie: Futuristic Summer from the French Master Shoemakers

With Roland Mouret now firmly in the old master’s shoes, it’s exciting times for the Robert Clergerie brand. Spring Summer 2014 sees 1970s disco styles alongside futuristic brogues and loafers from the modern French brand with traditional shoemaking roots.     There is a little town in South East France called Romans-sur-Isère near Grenoble that [...]

June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Music

Fyfe at The Social – For lovers of fearless, genre busting music

Fyfe at The Social – For lovers of fearless, genre busting music

London-raised singer-songwriter Paul Dixon first came to fame in 2010 as ‘David’s Lyre’ but has since re-launched himself as the musical project Fyfe. His debut EP ‘Solace’ was released in April last year and became an immediate internet sensation creating waves amongst music blogs and reaching the number one spot on Hype Machine.   Fyfe’s [...]

July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
London funkster soul band Jungle launch debut album

London funkster soul band Jungle launch debut album

As one of the most eagerly received yet enigmatic bands to appear in 2013 it is not surprising that Jungle decided to host the launch party of their debut album at a secret location. On Monday 14th July I, along with a select group of other lucky ticket holders, made my way to the top [...]

July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Lily Allen on her return to the mad, mad World of Pop

Lily Allen on her return to the mad, mad World of Pop

High-quality braided hair extensions are scattered on the floor of Lily Allen’s suite in New York’s Carlyle Hotel, and there’s a bottle of Moët on ice monogrammed “L.A.” “I assume they thought they were sending it up to Lily Aldridge’s room,” Allen says. Actually she mumbles out of the side of her mouth like an [...]

July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Our Top Five Boutique Festivals plus win £100 to spend at Zalando

Our Top Five Boutique Festivals plus win £100 to spend at Zalando

Glastonbury may be over for this year but the festival season just grows and grows. Where there used to be 3 or 4 big main festivals, there are now scores from the downright massive to the miniature and boutique.   Glastonbury apart, some of the bigger festivals have become commercialised to the point where you [...]

July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Art

Marina Abramovic 512 hours at the Serpentine – The artist should not be present

Marina Abramovic 512 hours at the Serpentine – The artist should not be present

I have always viewed Marina Abramovic as experimenter first, artist second. The best of her work creates experimental conditions where she has at times revealed the shocking choices and nature of her participants.   In Rhythym 0 she stood motionless in a gallery and gave visitors license to manipulate her with an array of objects, [...]

July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Stags, Hens & Bunnies – A Blackpool Story by Dougie Wallace

Stags, Hens & Bunnies – A Blackpool Story by Dougie Wallace

Blackpool has many faces as anyone who has visited there will discover. On the beach it can be all ice-cream and sandcastles but a stone’s throw away in the bars and clubs a different world is revealed.   This is not a place for the faint hearted. I can recall being worse for wear myself [...]

June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Continental Obscura – Images of America from rock photographer Ryan Russell

Continental Obscura – Images of America from rock photographer Ryan Russell

After living all 32 years of my life in Birmingham, Alabama, I decided to move to Bellingham, Washington in the summer of 2013. As I told family and friends I was moving, the one thing they said every time was, “Wow that’s a big change.” I guess they were stating the obvious; Bellingham is practically [...]

June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Super-realist artist Richard Maurovic at the Saatchi Gallery – Vivid Australian Narrative

Super-realist artist Richard Maurovic at the Saatchi Gallery – Vivid Australian Narrative

Adelaide artist Richard Maurovic’s career has taken a dramatic international upswing. The brutalistic industrial and urban vistas favored by the South Australian painter have caught the eye of some of Australia’s corporate expatriates and, suddenly, Maurovic is being feted in London with his work headed for the walls of the famous Saatchi Gallery.   His [...]

June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Film

The Golden Dream – Interview with Diego Quemada-Diez on his debut feature

The Golden Dream – Interview with Diego Quemada-Diez on his debut feature

Debuting feature filmmaker Diego Quemada-Diez tells us, “I just had to express the great suffering of these many human beings.” If the lens of the camera can be a window onto the world, enabling film to serve as a socially relevant art form that humanises and commentates on real life stories, Diego Quemada-Diez’s The Golden [...]

June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments More
The Girl Who Talked to Dolphins – A BBC film about one revolutionary experiment

The Girl Who Talked to Dolphins – A BBC film about one revolutionary experiment

BBC Four is set to journey back to the 1960s and uncover the story of a remarkable experiment that helped to define the 1960s as the decade of big ideas. Scientist John Lilly had the revolutionary idea “to create a bi-species society where humans would not only communicate with one another to shape ideas”, explains [...]

June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Sequel Launch for Summer

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Sequel Launch for Summer

There were two great science fiction films released in 1968. One of them was Arthur C. Clarke’s ‘Space Odyssey’. The other was ‘Planet of the Apes’. All too recognisable, the classic ‘Planet of the Apes’ film starred Charlton Heston in the lead role as the stranded scientist who, escaping from a society of apes, eventually [...]

June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More
TODAY – The passing of time – Short Documentary by Prisca Bouchet and Nick Mayow

TODAY – The passing of time – Short Documentary by Prisca Bouchet and Nick Mayow

TODAY is a short documentary by Prisca Bouchet and Nick Mayow following the passing of time in a South Auckland rest home. The directors were inspired to make the film after having their grandparents move into homes recently and as film-makers they felt these environments offered an opportunity to explore compelling themes around isolation, community [...]

June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Beauty

Tia Maria Dark Room unlocked for 2014, curated by Gemma Cairney

Tia Maria Dark Room unlocked for 2014, curated by Gemma Cairney

The Tia Maria Dark Room was unlocked for another year of celebrating the ‘girls’ night’ out curated by Gemma Cairney Last year saw Laura Mvula head up the Tia Maria Music Room – the first incarnation of Tia Maria’s event series - in London with a breathtaking performance of her debut album Sing To The Moon. [...]

May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More
MAC’s AW14 Catwalk in Trend Forecast Palettes for lips and eyes

MAC’s AW14 Catwalk in Trend Forecast Palettes for lips and eyes

  Close scrutiny of the autumn winter 2014/15 shows has been going on at MAC. And the exciting news is you can get the AW14/15 colours early. From London, Paris, Milan and New York, the most talked about colour trends from the designer collections have been put together in MAC’s limited edition palettes for lips [...]

May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Cosmetics from Hemp? More on the Multi Purpose Plant Hero

Cosmetics from Hemp? More on the Multi Purpose Plant Hero

For the health conscious, hemp oil and hemp seeds are essential parts of a balanced diet. Hemp – an environmentally and nutritionally beneficial plant – is an excellent source of proteins, minerals, fibre and essential fatty acids. But hemp cosmetics? Really? Yes, it’s a match made in heaven. With its saturated fatty acids, proteins, lecithin, [...]

May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Have a Good Night – Origins Night-A-Mins Cream free with Moisturisers!

Have a Good Night – Origins Night-A-Mins Cream free with Moisturisers!

Relaxing aromas ready you for restful sleep, and then working for you while you dream the night away. Sounds like just what’s needed! Origins Night-A-Mins Mineral enriched renewal cream is formulated with a blend of antioxidants that help replenish skin so it is better armed to fight free radicals during the day. On top of [...]

April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Lifestyle

The forgotten James Bond – A Look Back at George Lazenby’s Bond

The forgotten James Bond – A Look Back at George Lazenby’s Bond

In recent years, many James Bond film fans have delighted in referring to Daniel Craig’s version of the character as a “more human” take on 007. There are certain reasons that the idea makes sense. Craig’s Bond can use his fists just as strongly as he uses gadgets and guns, and he’s proven he can [...]

July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Breakthrough in 3D technology in latest Transformers film

Breakthrough in 3D technology in latest Transformers film

I can remember back to when 3D began its latest comeback some years ago. Many media pundits, including myself, doubted its staying power this time around. Well it looks like many of us were wrong. Audiences love to choose and now they can opt for the 2D or 3D versions and many go for the [...]

July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Krapp’s Last Tape at The Crucible – Richard Wilson in Beckett’s cutting play

Krapp’s Last Tape at The Crucible – Richard Wilson in Beckett’s cutting play

Krapp’s Last Tape is a one-act play from Samuel Beckett that reduces theatre to its constituent parts: a solo actor performing a single scene with a paucity of props. And yet the end result is much more than the sum of these. Krapp’s solipsistic soliloquy is in fact a dialogue between a 69-year-old man and [...]

July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More
The Red Shoes performed by Tangerino and London’s freshest new talent

The Red Shoes performed by Tangerino and London’s freshest new talent

Tangerino is a young and innovative events company that offers Londoners the chance to spend an evening immersed in some of the city’s freshest new talent. Founded last year by Lil and Kitty Rice the sisters set out to create events that would showcase the work of the young artists, musicians and circus performers who [...]

July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments More

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Sponsored Video – Roger Federer challenges Lindsey Vonn to #ChocolateHeaven

Sponsored Video – Roger Federer challenges Lindsey Vonn to #ChocolateHeaven

Roger Fededer is in reflective mood following his narrow defeat in the recent Wimbledon final where he lost to Novak Djokovic after an epic five set battle. He is in the mood for his next challenge. He sets up a video call to his friend and fellow sports star Lindsey Vonn the champion downhill skier. She consoles [...]

July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Setting up your own T Shirt Design Company

Setting up your own T Shirt Design Company

The T- shirt industry is ever growing and has room for plenty of businesses with a good product. Coming up with a good product is the challenge you need to overcome if you’re looking to be successful in this industry.   A very important part of having a good product is to come up with [...]

July 12, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Pizza Union review – Pizza served tasty, cheap, fast and fun in the heart of Spitalfields

Pizza Union review – Pizza served tasty, cheap, fast and fun in the heart of Spitalfields

For many of us, food has always been wrapped up with a healthy dose of nostalgia. I like to think that we all believe our Dad’s roast potatoes have no equal, our Nan makes the best shortbread, and our friend’s mum really can’t do scrambled eggs just the way we like them.   It’s a [...]

July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments More