Saturday, 18 December 2010
Sunday, 24 October 2010
Whilst covering my walls trying to hide the dull magnolia walls with magazine cut outs i found the front cover....
Interesting, i know.
WE ARE DIFFERENT is a magazine about urban fashion and culture. It is published quarterly in English, French and Spanish although is a Paris based magazine and therefore many of the articles refer to French shops, areas and people but this is almost what makes it so fascinating. The magazine has many articles on up and coming artists, fashion designers and has some quirky, new items of clothing (unfortunately the internet is the only way to buy them for us). The best thing about this magazine for me is that range of ideas inside; it doesn't follow mainstream fashion, many of the items photographed in this magazine are very retro and individual, its includes the label insight51 which is an Australian Surfing brand and also one of my favourites. Its nice know whats going on in Paris too from the perspective of some awesome editors.
NYLON would be the american version and I-D the english or POP.
I found these AMAZING boots in the last edition of Nylon....The Boots are on my Xmas wish list for sure.
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
I have always been a big fan of internet shopping, since the days of boarding school where shops were limited only to the weekends i discovered the joys of ASOS, Topshop online, Ebay and the rest was history.
This autumn H&M and Zara have both launched their online shopping websites, both providing a range of stylish women and menswear along with accessories, kids and home. Here comes a few more hours each week trawling through the various outfits i will be adding to my ever long wish list. But finally i get to sit at home and see what new trends both have to offer the high street. BRING ON home shopping.
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Thursday, 24 June 2010
Above Dolce and Gabbana rock the denim look with a lot of washed out and vintage style denim seems to be hitting the stores and i am a big fan of acid wash. Always.
Come on the British Weather…!
Friday, 23 April 2010
With the English weather brightening up the UK, It looks like the summer has begun....
This summer once again sees the taking over of Raybans, Espadrilles and Havianas. I suggest Vonzipper Sunnies and a pair of sandals.
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Friday, 22 January 2010
- Type: 40mm Power drivers
- 1kHz Sensitivity: 120 db
- Impedance 33 Ohms
- Frequency range: 20-20,001 Hz
- Plug: Gold plated 3.5 stereo
- Cord: 0.5 + 1.0m extension
- TPE Cord
- Weight: 147g
Did i mention its my birthday soon?
Thursday, 21 January 2010
My fascination with Gypsies; their lifestyle, their appearance and their general aura.
Not the most desirable people in the world yet a culture that never fails to fixate me. They have always intrigued me, visiting foreign countries with my family they are always hanging off street corner or parked up in their old school van that sleeps about 8 of them.
Summer 2007 some friends and I went to Benicassim Festival in Spain, known for its infamous ‘Gypsy Mile’ – walking to the festival arena from benicamp where old dust beaten tracks, along the sides of the track gypsies gathered to flog their latest inventions consisting of narcotics, their cultural meat delicacy (I don’t even want to know what this consisted of), knock off ciggies and handmade jewellery.
As thousands of partygoers headed down the track they were hounded by them, watching your back and more importantly your possessions was imperative.
As I observed from the beach one day they tend to hang around in gangs, I always saw more boys than girls, they were always smoking green, heavily tattooed and pierced, olive skinned and often very thin. This still doesn’t argue in favour of my fascination with them but as they sat there not bothered by anyone or anything, their extremely close bond that they have with each other and not a worry in the world, I would trade (for a year).
They are harmless unless provoked, irritated or made fun of, which is I suppose is the same as your average Manc.
Gypsies are not highly regarded people in society, usually preferred to be known as ‘travellers’, they don’t pay taxes, are generally poorly educated and have a notorious reputation for stealing, conning and by-passing the law.
When it comes to fashion it appears that they have influenced many designers collections, these three pictures clearly show the influence straight off the catwalks. This is just the glamorized gypsy.
Many people frown upon gypsies but as one of the oldest cultures in the world they do have rights, and remain to keep their tradition alive.