Thursday, 25 October 2012

MUSIC | Châteaux

Stonking gig by Châteaux last night at The Sebright Arms. Check these boys out! (I have very talented cousins)

Wednesday, 24 October 2012


Love this editorial in the latest Elle Girl Japan. Shot in LA by Jason Lee Parry, model of the moment Charlotte Free sports some fierce 90's street style inspired looks by Imogen Barron.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012


Nike (espesh the collabs) make me almost want to take up running. Well, almost...

Nike Air Max 1

Nike x Undercover Guyakusou Running Jacket

Nike x Liberty Free Run + 2 Pepper Trainers

Will probs just lounge about in these APC X Nike dunks though

Thursday, 18 October 2012


Luke Stephenson is a British photographer hailing from Darlington. His work focuses on life in Britain and the British psyche. He has a talent for capturing the eccentricity of Britain in a fresh, clean and honest way. 

I particularly love his collection 'The Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds' - see earlier post on Cornell for proof of my bird obsession. My Father breeds avery birds and I love how they are all so beautiful but each so characterful too. Anyhow nuff of my bird rambles, check Luke's pics out!

They are pretty good at posing, no?

Monday, 8 October 2012


I recently re-watched and re-fell-in-love with My Own Private Idaho and of course River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves. Released in 1991, Gus Van Sant's brilliant drama is loosely based on Shakespeare's Henry IV P 1-2, and Henry V. The story follows two hustlers and friends, Mike a narcoleptic with an eventful background and Scott who's rebelled to the darkest levels, who choose to escape their crazy outsider criminal lifestyles in Portland and embark on a journey of personal discovery that takes them to Mike's hometown in Idaho and then on to Italy in search of Mike's mother.

This film amazes, shocks and astounds every time you watch it. I never fail to be amazed every time I re-realise Flea plays the ADHD to the max squatter mad head. There's a  brilliant interview in Interview mag with Reeves and Phoenix that captures the playful, rebellious essence behind making of this touching and highly resonant film. Bottom line is, if you haven't (or even if you have already) I urge you to go watch or re-watch this film and try not to be captivated by one of the best film's of the 90's. Salute you Van Sant!

Saturday, 6 October 2012


I LOVE Autumn/Winter but Ana Diaz's SS13 look book and vid for her latest collection 'Edo Tropica' offers some serious summer vibes and leaves you longing for far off tropical sunsets. After watching this vid, the arrival of next summer seems an exciting prospect waiting hazily on the horizon.

'Edo Tropica' showcases quirky vivid colours and matchy patterns, fun prints, organic cotton and stark white in tropical locations  and dreamy beach scenes. When next summer rolls around I will be painting my nails diffent colours, popping on a sun visor and heading to a beach in Thailand. You? Roll on long summer nights and hazy summer days!

Friday, 5 October 2012


Hands up who likes ridiculous sunglasses?! *both my hands in the air* I do! may well be my new favourite site (boom, boom). Look at these beauties! Created by designer Kerin Rose Weinberg and loved by the likes of Gaga, Grace Jones, Debbie Harry and Rihanna - not exactly wallflowers.Wear em on the tu=be with a hangover pronto!

 This is statement eye wear on acid! I want them all but if I had to choose just a couple I'd plump for the dream-catcher (Santana) pair and Siouxsie lace gems...but the Lush pair are amazing...and the Mcdowell...You?

Thursday, 4 October 2012


“If Wintour is the Pope..., Coddington is Michelangelo, trying to paint a fresh version of the Sistine Chapel twelve times a year,” Time Magazine, 2009

Grace Coddington is Creative Director at American Vogue and for over 50 years has remained one of the most influential and creative forces in fashion. Grace started her career as a top model in the 60's and became a British Vogue editor in 1969. She moved to New York in 1987 to become a design director at Calvin Klein, before joining American Vogue in 1988, the same day as Anna Wintour, who gave her the position. She continues to offer a creative edge, producing editorials that always seem to contain a more than a little bit of fashion magic.

Grace is adored for being fun, brave, smart and revolutionary. Her statement flame red hair, lasting creativity and love of cats - she published 'Catwalk Cats' with her partner, hairstylist Didier Malige - all make up parts of her quirky charm. Her memoirs were released earlier this year and who could forget the stunning editorial(originally published in Vogue US August 2008  as Graceful Elegance), styled by Coddington and starring Karen Elson -  showcasing her love for her feline friends.
Photography by Steven Meisel
Karen Elson as Grace Coddington
Currently working on a video project with director R.J. Cutler, Grace continues to steal the limelight, whether front row during fashion weeks or through her continually innovatory work, making her a fashion force to be reckoned with. What's certain is that, in the world of fashion, this icon will never fall from grace (couldn't resist).