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Converse X Vice TOUR

26 October, 2010

Converse's are one of the few shoes that are able to cross gender, musical and cultural barriers, from 90's Westcoast Hip-Hoppers to Grunge rockers and even lovers of Grime, they've played an important role in almost every musical genre in the past 30 years. And as a testament to this Converse have joined up with Vice magazine have joined up to launch their very own tour to help celebrate the start of what is to be a year long celebration of the British Music scene...

“To further celebrate UK music culture, Converse is going on tour with Vice and we want you to be there. Iconic genres of British music, from punk to Britpop to dubstep, will inspire a series of five parties held in indie venues in Nottingham, Bristol, Sheffield, Liverpool and London. A line-up of special guest DJs will play exclusive sets of their British music influences to ensure these parties all tell a unique story of UK creativity.”




And if that wasn't enought to tempt you, Converse are also offering free downloads of their song  “Didn’t Know What Love Was,” which can be downloaded from www.converse.co.uk, which features remixes from garage Power houses Hot City and Hudson Mohawke. 

SENSO X Jeffery Campbell x Kandee Shoes

23 October, 2010





SENSO Wilma

Jeffery Campbell Lita

Kandee Shoes Peanut Butter Crunch
I have plans on getting my hands on all of these shoes, my only problem is,
which ones to get first?


Randomly came across this picture while sorting out the files on my laptop, have no idea where it's from or why I saved it, but I'm glad I did.

H&M x Lanvin First Look [Update]

Left: Black one shoulder dress £99.99, Sunglasses £14.99.
Second left: Coat £99.99, necklace £34.99, sunglasses £14.99.
Right: Tux jacket £69.99, skirt £34.99, bracelet £24.99, sunglasses £14.99.
Far right: Black dress £79.99, necklace £34.99.

Nitrolicous & Vogue France have just given us our first sneak peek at the hotly anticipated H&M x Lanvin collaboration. Featuring  Hannelore Knuts, Jane Schmitt, Tati Collitar and Natasha Poly, the photo shows four very different and exciting looks, head to toe in black. 
It all looks really exciting, especially the dress on the far left which has managed to incorporate the trademark Lanvin One-shoulder into what looks like a beautiful high-street ready dress.
Can't wait to see the rest which should be hitting select UK stores on November 23rd.


ETA: Vogue have release yet another picture of the collection, once again we see Lanvin's trademark  ruffles, this time twined with a vintage floral print.
Left: Puff sleeve dress £99.99, leather gloves £29.99, clutch £24.99. 
Right: Tiered dress £99.99, bag £29.99. sunglasses £14.99, necklace £24.99.


They've also kindly included the prices, whilst they are high for H&M, they're still cheaper than similar party-style collections produced by high street stores, and a Lanvin dress at under a £100 will never not be a bargin.

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Dakota Fanning for Vogue Italia 
February 2010

Vogue's Fashion's Night In

18 October, 2010



It's only been two years, yet Vogue's Fashion Night Out has managed to take highstreets all over the world by storm, and now Vogue are back at once again, this time with a more Winter-friendly, Fashion's Night IN, dozens of retailers have come together, and will be "offering one-off designer collaborations, expert styling advice, on-the-night collection launches, goodie bags, competitions and bespoke films" and even more.

On Monday 1st November, from 5pm, till Midnight, your laptop or computer will be the place to ensure you're a part of all the action. There's a very, very long list of retailers, including ASOS, Liberty, Kurt Geiger, Donna Ida and Space:NK, all of which can be found here.

Rockin' M.E, Rockin' M.E

17 October, 2010

Melody Ehsani has finally made her long-awaited move into Men's Accessories. There has of course been a few male celebs who've rocked her custom rings, but this is her first ready-to-wear mens collection. Once again she's gone  completely into the left field and released a rather unexpected collection of broaches/pins, instead of  trying to re-work her trademark rings rings and chains for the gentlemen; the result, an exciting range of 6 pins, each of which manage bring a unique flair to any outfit.

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Get them here at her site & at Karmaloop.com.

Sound's Alot Like Getting Jolly...


I've been seeing Ed Sheeran's name pop up all over for twitter for months now, but just ignored it cause at first I thought he was a CBBC presenter and/or a comedian. 
Yeah.
 I was wrong, I finally broke down and listened to a track and ended up spending the next 3 hours going through all of his Youtube videos, and I'm pretty sure you're gonna end up doing the same after watching the video above(skip to :20). His vocals are just crazy, honestly not what I expected, watch and try and tell me you don't agree.









Random fact: That right there is the artist formally know as Verbalicous

SENSO Fusion

16 October, 2010


SENSO Shoes, if you don't know, then get to know, they're an Australian shoe brand that do the craziest highstreet shoes ever, I think they may have just tipped Jeffery Campbell to claim the top of my best high street shoe range. SENSO have actually been around for almost 20 years, making (quite ugly,sorry) shoes and bag, but last year they created SENSO Fusion, a line of "fashion forward brand inspired by the hottest looks shown on the international catwalks of Paris, Milan, London and New York" once again, the first collection was nothing speak home about, but with this new Winter Collection they've managed to hit the nail on the head and actually produce what they set out, fashion forward, well crafted, affordable fashion footwear.


I've had my eye on the v ery Alexander Wang-ish, top left corner shoes, (especially the black pony skin platforms) since the pictures first fell into my Mailbox back in June, but thought they'd be sold out within days, but surprisingly they haven't it's been almost three months now and all most all of the shoes seen above are still available, plus a few more new styles. As far as I know,  Solestruck are the only current online stockists  (they have very reasonable UK shipping rates and you don't get stuck with customs charges) or contact the brand directly.

BET Cypher 2010

The only descent thing to come out of the BET Hip Honour''s Award's are their Chyper's, they've been kind slacking the past few years, but this years's have been some of the best they've had in a while. They've managed to get a write mix of Old School G.O.A.T's and Young Bloods on all most all of them (except for last one, Tyga, Crime Mob's Diamond, Royce Da 5"9 and Kuniva (D12) , it was like they got the bastard children of the major crews/labels and put them all together :-/)




 Kanye West , Pusha T , Big Sean , Cyhi The Prynce , Common 
G.O.O.D Music at it's finest.




Busta Rhymes, Reek Da Villain, Zawcain, Mickey Factz 

Love this just because Busta Rhymes seems to be almost back to his 90s self again, hearing this made me wanna go and play 'Flava In Your Ear' for the 1000th time again.


Ice Cube , OMG , DoughBoy , Rev Run , Diggy Simmons, Jo-Jo

Rev Run and his sons on track together + Ice Cube thrown in, what more could you want, Jo-Jo actually sounds kinda descent here, and Diggy, can we just take a moment to remember that he was born in 1995, madness!

Black Ivy

12 October, 2010


I always get asked why I never do posts on menswear, the answer is, I don't really know? I am actually quite a big fan of menswear, and really do appreciate a man with style since menswear, although great is quite limited so it's nice to see how someone with a great sense of style manages to work this disadvantage and put together great looks with limited options.

Shoots,menswear





The guys over at Street Etiquette show you guys out there how it should be done,  they just release a shoot called 'Black Ivy', with a throwback, preppy look which celebrates the style of the men who paved the way at America's HBCU (Historically Black College's & Universities).

There are so many great looks in this set, but my favourite though has to be the guy in the last picture with the snood and double denim, he just looks so relaxed and casual, yet still chic even when surrounded by guys who all have a lot more going on with their outfits.

Dr. Martens turns 50

08 October, 2010

Dr. Martens are another year closer to retirement and to celebrate their 50th year on planet earth, Dr. Marten  putting on a pretty special party on Friday 29th October in a secret East London venue. There's gonna be music, drink and all that other stuff, and best of all it's free!


Tickets are allocated through a random raffle system, in order to be in with a chance join the Facebook event page, and follow the instructions here.... and have fun!

Sitting Up In My Room..


Sorry for the lack of posts (again) but for once this actually wasn't down to me being lazy, my Internet was down for a few days so I updating was long. Iin addition to that I've been surprisingly busy the past weeks, namely with helping out the Forreduci guys with their •10.10.10• Event (which looks like it's gonna be loads of fun by the way so try and pop by), countless job interviews and most excitingly I've started writing for Charlatan Magazine :-)

So all in all, it's been a busy couple of weeks, and the lack of Internet hasn't really helped matters, but it has made me rediscover the my once-lost love of music and I've found myself listening to music more the past few weeks than I have in the past 6 months. 

But that's enough about me, I'm sure are you care about are the pretty pictures, so here they are; I came across these Brandy for 160g Magazine pictures during one of my many blogging hiatus's and have been meaning to post them for a while, so I thought now'd be a better time than any.  I loved the styling and look of this shoot, it's nice to see RnB artists go away from the regular boring 'curly hair and loads of lipgloss' shots that seem to be popping up all over the place, and  Brandy looks so doll-esque in these shots, I love them.