So the clocks go forward tonight, and it’s the official start of the British summer! Although looking outside we’d say it’s more like spring(ish). But anyway, a new season means a new style, and right now we’re thinking our hairstyles need a bit of sprucing up! We can’t help but lust after these looks created by the amazing collaboration of Sass & Bide and GHD. We’re thinking off attempting it ourselves, armed with a comb, hair pins and hairspray, but for a real treat take a pic to your hairdresser for that spring wow factor. Now, where’s the sun…
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Launched in January of this year, the Emerging Talent Awards aim to give a platform to new UK musicians trying to get their big break. Winners in each of the eight categories will be awarded a live slot at Gaymers Camden Crawl on either 1st or 2nd May 2010 and presented with prizes, including cash expenses, a case of Gaymers Cider and the trophy itself. Not to mention invaluable public exposure. Award categories include: Best New Band, Best New Solo Artist, Best Live Act, Best Song, DIY Award, Best Visual Impact, Innovation Award and People’s Choice Award. The winners will be announced around 3 weeks prior to the Gaymers Camden Crawl. There are 45 finalist bands, and up for ‘Best New Band’ is Espionage of the Loc, who we raved about in our post ‘Why Aye Man!’ a while back. The voting page describes the boys as ‘Masters of the catchy pop song, borne out of the usual youthful stresses – unrequited love, shit jobs, and wishing you were someone-else-somewhere-else.’ We’ve all been voting here, and think maybe our prediction of their success could be about to come true! To listen to the Espionage boys click here, and to give them a vote click here.
So it has been the absolute talk of the town, the music video, or should we say mini-movie, for Lady Gaga and Beyonce‘s collaboration ‘Telephone’. To be honest, it’s a bit like a f*cked up comic strip come to life; with a strong dose of shameless advertising, bizarre fashion (fag glasses anyone?) and lesbian innuendo. And Gaga, we understand that you want to show the world you’re not a man, but we really don’t need to see your lady bits, thanks.
Yet despite all of this, and the amount of time spent thinking, ‘err, what?!’ it’s actually pretty fantastic. Definitely worth a watch. Love her or loathe her, you can’t help but be fascinated by the empire of Gaga. Just one thing, Beyonce looks way hotter, yes we said it. Thoughts anyone?
Kristin Knox of hot blog, The Clothes Whisperer, has used her experience and talent within the industry to compile a beauty of a coffee table book on the late Alexander McQueen. Priced at just £19.99, the book contains 125 beautiful catwalk images, and tributes and quotes from major fashion names. With a degree in classical literature combined with first hand experience of the McQueen couture shows, Kristin presents the reader with an insight into the world of a fashion legend that tragically no more will ever get to see. Published in May, make sure you get hold of your copy, and let McQueen live on.
New website crush alert! Online ‘zine’ Im Not Batman has just popped up on our radar. Featuring reviews of music, gigs, films and anything else they get their hands on, this site is slick and effortlessly cool. The brain child of music journalists Andy Burton and Jake Sheppard, the zine features an array of contributors all out and about in London, casting an analytical eye on the talent going around. We particularly love the design of the site, modern and minimal, we’re hooked already. Check out the site here.
Following the success of their 1st issue, the team over at Sketchbook magazine are opening a 3 week pop-up shop to coincide with Carnaby Street’s 50 years of fashion and music celebrations, as well as the launch of their second issue.
The shop will be holding digitally streamed educational workshops with the likes of Susie Bubble, selling limited edition prints and art pieces, and having some good old tea and cake! We’ll definitely be heading over to take a peek, have a look at the facebook event page here.
The shop will be open March 31st- April 19th at 10 Newburgh Street, Carnaby, London, W1F 7RN
Yesterday we headed along to Selfridges, where the Chanel team were launching the ‘Trompe L’Oeil de Chanel‘ temporary tattoos. The gorgeous barn set from the S/S 10 show was replicated in miniature format, with flawless, smiley faced Chanel girls busy ‘inking’ people up beneath. Although the set of tattoos costs £49, we were assured that they were much higher quality than those you got free with your bubblegum aged 9. A cute and relatively cheap way to buy into the brand, we think they’ll be a big hit with you fash-addicts who maybe can’t afford a piece of Chanel couture. Offered a free demonstration, we chose to be adorned with a swallow holding a Chanel logo; and strutting around London with a little piece of Lagerfeld on our arm, we started wishing it was real, but 4 days will do for now.
Northern Irish trio Two Door Cinema Club play the kind of infectious music that has you bopping along and thiking, ‘I HAVE to find out who this band is’, only then to get really annoyed when the radio DJ forgets to tell you, grr. But we tracked them down on MySpace, where they note the likes of Bloc Party and Death Cab for Cutie as their influences. We can’t stop listening to new single ‘Undercover Martyn’, it’s infectious! Follow the band on twitter here.
So, it’s the 1st of March, and spring is on it’s way! It’s a lovely sunny day in London town and we’re feeling the need to shed the layers and get a spring wardrobe on the go. One trend that never fails to come back is nautical. It’s pretty, girly and pretty fool proof. Have a look at these little Va Vizuri finds from the FashAddict e-boutique, now fingers crossed the sun sticks around!
The Bodyamr show at Vauxhall Fashion Scout had the likes of Nicola Roberts, Rachel Stevens and Hilary Alexander flocking in. The music set the mood, strong, powerful and almost tribal. The models echoed this too, all looking so strong, yet still in the most beautiful flowing dresses. Black, white and gold seemed to be thematic colours, and there was a contrast of mini dresses teamed with thigh high footless socks with floor length chiffon gowns. All in all it was an amazing show, and we were left drooling over the clothes we just wish we could own.