Wednesday, 31 July 2013



Here's yet another amazing fashion campaign film from Prada. This time this iconic Italian label has teamed up with Rotterdam-based creative agency AMO to create a campaign video showcasing their newly released Autumn/Winter 2013 men's and women's collections.Keep it up!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013



                       Throbbing Gristle part company with leader Genesis P-Orridge
So excited about a new book documenting the career of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge! A key part of landmark projects COUM Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, h/she will be publishing a retrospective collecting photographs from across h/er career later this year.                                                                                                                                             

Please can somebody by me the deluxe version! It comes in a PTV-inspired box, including "a poster of 'intimate' Gen and Jaye Polaroids, a 96-page art catalogue and three original 7” singles. The first 100 orders will come with a personalised message requested by the buyer from P-Orridge. PLEASE!

   Photo: Throbbing Gristle’s Genesis P-Orridge to document career in new book.


Erm...just enjoy it...

Monday, 29 July 2013



We all remember Beauty and the Beast from childhood having probably been read it and, even more likely, seen the Disney version. There are however some other very interesting adaptations of this great fairytale, which still has a highly poignant message about acceptance and not judging a book by its cover.                      


Here's a bit of largely forgotten and overlooked film weirdness. In 1984 Shelly Duvall's kooky Faerie Tale Theatre offered a very interesting production of Beauty and the Beast. Starring Susan Sarandon, Anjelica Huston and Klaus Kinsky as the (cough) handsome prince this version's more Labyrinth than Disney. Quite frankly what's not to love.


The best version (in my opinion)of this fairy tale came much earlier, in 1946, from the superb Jean Cocteau. Cocteau's imagination and the magic he could create using simple editing techniques make this film sublime and pioneering. This film is exceptional and cannot be topped. 


There have also been some pretty shocking adaptations but we'll overlook any butcherings of a great story and stick with the good stuff and this cracking quote from the Disney version...

'I want to do something for her... but what?' 'Oh, there's the usual things; flowers, chocolates, promises you don't intend to keep...' -Beast Cogsworth


Little Monday morning treat here. Love a bit of Ratatat and also love this video because there's a white budgie in it.

I had a white budgie growing up and she was called Snowy - no prizes for original names but, in my defense, I was 5 when we got her. She fell out of the nest as a baby so we took her in as a house bird. She was kind of round and viscious. She was well 'ard too, fell out of a first floor window and was mauled by the neighbour's cat but she kept on going. For 14 years no less. She went a bit yellow and her legs kind of wore away so she hobbled about but she could make progress and got as far as the front garden path one day. Her wings were crooked but she was quite happy catching a lift on a foot, clinging to the sock as she rode from room to room, and giving you a good old peck. 

Fond memories of the time she hung from my septum like a feathery accessory whilst I wiped tears from my eyes. Tears of pain not joy, it bloody hurt. That was just Snowy's way of saying I love you though and we loved her. R.I.P you crazy white little feathery deformed freaky bird you xx

Monday, 22 July 2013


Started in 1997 by designer Yasuko Furat, Toga Archives is a celebrated Japanese label offering some striking ready to wear pieces. 

The latest collection has a modern deconstructed feel with some really unique garments in bold but minimal shapes, crafted using creatively chosen techniques and materials such as woven sheer silk in the stunning shorts - top of the summer wish list! 

The craftmanship and quirky use of materials and cut make each item very covetable and, as an added bonus, practical - these clothes are just perfect for hot summers but also a great choice for layering come winter. There's really no reason not to invest.

Knit Inner Set styled with Yang Li Boxing Shorts
Wide Leg Jumpsuit
Striped Top styled with Sacai Pleated Culottes
Striped T-Shirt and Woven Wide Leg Pants
Available at LN-CC 

Friday, 19 July 2013


Going to share some good stuff simply because it's a beautiful sunny Friday...



“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”
Hunter S. Thompson


Wednesday, 17 July 2013


Back by popular demand (er, well maybe one or two requests)is guilty pleasures. A little lust confessional to share pictures of people who, after some thorough research over a few pints, many people think are lovely and fun to look at.

Soooo this time it's the guy I cannot seem to find a women/gay man/anyone who wouldn't (if you're this person then please let yourself be known because I have questions). Teen heartthrob and owner of the most incredible rodenty features and ridiculous hair in music...Dan Smith from Bastille. This guy makes me glad I'm not a hormonal 16 year old anymore, too much FFS.

The following pictures were obviously a hardship to seek out and I appreciate your gratitude. Actually it was a bit of a blimmin nightmare, not like there's a shortage of pictures of this chap on the web, which I've now added to. Anyhow, here's a selection.

Looking perplexed...

Still standing near a hill...

Standing near water...

Going to the cinema alone except for a giant triangle...

Standing near some trees looking unimpressed...

Planning to ditch his band mate...

Using a phone whilst wearing a Christmas jumper and getting through to voicemail. Thinking 'Will they pick me up from the station?'...

Reclining in a reindeer sweater and spotting half a pack of jammie dodgers left on the coffee table...

What have we learned from the above...Nada, except that Dan Smith owns a nice face, like hills, not so much trees, can use a phone and has a thing for warm festive attire.

Here's a picture of Zooey Deschanel (my research suggests his female equivalent) for those who prefer ladies. 

This is how she'd look at Dan Smith.Imagine if they hooked up and had babies. To quote Kanye, yeezus!

The above is the most humiliating and vacuous thing I've created for ages. I enjoyed it immensely and hope you do too.


Used to have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (Dudley) and recently stumbled upon this video from writer and filmmaker Graydon Sheppard's surreal new series, Pure Breeds. I don't know if I love or hate it. I'm still very confused TBH...
Pure Breeds: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel on

Tuesday, 16 July 2013


Things that made me make a grabby hand and shout gimme at my laptop screen recently...
(Mostly shoes and not massively summery as per)

IMG 8635 e1325894154918 Reebok Workout Plus 25th Anniversary Edition
Reebok Workout Plus “25th Anniversary” Edition


Dr.Martens - Lex Shoe

STELLA MCCARTNEY 120mm Ecoleather Combat Boots

Monday, 15 July 2013


Nerdy film post alert! 625 pinhole cameras and a single strip of 35mm film were used to make this video from wearebison !!! Taken me for bloody ever to post this but here you go. Go forth and marvel...

LONDON GRAMMAR - Wasting My Young Years from Bison on Vimeo.

Behind the scenes.

LONDON GRAMMAR - Wasting My Young Years - Behind The Scenes from Academy Plus (A+) on