Saturday, 27 June 2009

Lego Mania

Image Source: Coolhunter 
Iconic retro brands possess strong currency right now. The latest hails not from the annals of fashion or apparel but from the world of toys - we're talking about LEGO, the multi-coloured building bricks that we all grew up with. While LEGO is still one of the top children's toy brands, it is spontaneously morphing into a credible street brand, adopted by Gen Y hipsters who still nurture happy memories of playing with the blocks as kids. It's part of a bigger trend, which has seen other iconic mostly 80s brands such as Reebok enjoy unexpected revivals. 
LEGO has been appearing in all sorts of unlikely applications from watches to cameras, bags and belts, to usb sticks, mobile phones and even cupcakes. Our favourites include a recent ad for hot fashion house Lanvin, which used colour-spray guns made from LEGO in a recent campaign and adorable LEGO fashion show video by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac which cast LEGO figures as fabulous high fashion catwalk models. We can only imagine what will be next. Lego for Louis Vuitton, perhaps? Marc Jacobs bags and Lego - a match made in heaven. Or LEGO sunglasses - it's a cult hit waiting to happen. - Text Source: Laura Demasi

Sorayama x Kaws

Hajime Sorayama

Collaboration with Sixpack.

The spotlight is on cult Japanese artist, Hajime Sorayama, with 3 Sixpack T-shirts and a limited edition print, exclusive to colette then in collaboration with KAWS for Future Companion (Black chrome version to be unveil on saturday June 27th) and an OriginalFake T-shirt.

To purchase yours click HERE

Friday, 26 June 2009

Nylon Magazine x Nike Sportswear Womens Dunk High

Image Source: Nike


Introducing the Nylon Magazine x Nike Sportswear Collection. Crafted in nylon with reflective details that spell out the magazine’s name, the bold Pink, Blue, Orange, Yellow, and Green hues were chosen because they are bold, modern, and ever present within the pages of the magazine. Following suit, the apparel design team fashioned the Nike Windrunner in the same tonal colors adding a piece to a collection that demands attention.The Nylon Magazine x Nike Sportswear Collection released on June 20th, 2009. The Pink and Green colorways are exclusively available at Urban Outfitters locations across the country. The remainder of the colors can be found at locations including Niketown, Nike Sportswear at 21 Mercer, Nike Sportswear at The Montalban, and 

Dream Factory

Image Source: Zara Khalique 
I think the world needs to know about a little lady from Manchester with a huge talent. Shes called Zara Khalique and is one for you fashionistas to keep an eye on. The artist come fashion designer creates unique  limited edition pieces, that are all  hand-painted (yeah ya read right by hand!). The up and coming designers clothing designs are graffiti inspired and truly individual.
Check out Zara's site to get your hands on one of her unique pieces. 

Nu Clean: Oyster Magazine

Image Source: Fashionation

The latest issue of Australian magazine 'Oyster' shoot by photographer Milos Mali.
"Nu Clean' is a  fusion a rainbow brights, high fashion prints and my cartoon favourite Sponge Bob. I'm in love with this shoot.

Diamond Studded Faces

Flair Magazine 

This Beauty shoot is stunning, i particularly like the the rainbow mask. Unfortunately i am not aware of the Make up artist, but this is the most unique beauty shoot i have seen in a long time, REFRESHING!!!!!!!!!

R.I.P. Micheal Jackson

The King of Pop

This is how I will remember him!


Image Source: Dazed
Retro games are a massive trend his summer, another designer has took inspiration from thier childhood gaming. Knitwear designer Timothy James Andrew fuses Tetris, Transformers, Aztec and Apocolypto for his latest A/W 09 collection "A-BLOCK-A-BRICK-TOE".
 Timothy James Andrews: My main inspiration came from the elaborate costumes worn in Mel Gibson's film Apocolypto, the Aztec geometric shapes, patterns and colours were mental. There's also a bit of Transformers and 60s sci-fi in there too. The patterns from the classic computer game Tetris became the inspiration for the crystal patterns on some of the pieces. I had great fun placing the beads together in a pattern, almost like playing the game!

JCDC x Lego

Image source: Stylebubble

I'm a big fan of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (JCDC), we both have a passion for Lego and fashion designers/stylists Kesh and Cassette Playa. The fashion legend has also used UK  fresh underground  talent to model his creations such as M.I.A., Jammer and Slew Dem Crew. All his archive 
"Gallie Rock" was photographed by UK grime photographers Tim and Barry.
For his S/S 09 collection JCDC's love affair with Lego continues, check out these beauties........

its a LOT!

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac PLUG sunglasses available now at JCDC stores at 50-51 Conduit Street, London W1 or 10 rue vauvilliers, 75001 Paris for EUR110.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis


Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are a three-piece band comprising the teenage siblings of the Durham family. Their music is influenced heavily by R&B, swing, jump blues, country and Western, blues, Hawaiian and rock 'n' roll. They are all multi-instrumentalists playing guitar, piano, banjo, lapsteel guitar, harmonica, double bass, ukulele, drums, trombone, xylophone and accordion between them.

Kitty Durham (16) is the youngest of the group and primarily sings and plays drums, harmonica, ukulele, banjo, trombone and guitar. Daisy Durham (21) is the eldest of the group, who primarily sings and plays drums, piano, accordion and xylophone. Lewis Durham (19) is the middle child who sings and plays guitar, piano, banjo, lapsteel and drums. He collects and plays/DJ's 78rpm records and has built a home studio for the band to record in. It consists of 1940's and 50's recording equipment such as 8 track tape machines and vintage BBC and RCA microphones. Kitty, Daisy and Lewis do not use computers or any digital format during the recording process. They live with their parents in Kentish Town, north London. Daisy and Lewis have already left school, while Kitty still attends Acland Burghley School and is currently (2009) in her final year of GCSEs.

 They have supported artists such as Jools HollandMikaBilly BraggMark Ronson andRazorlight at London's Earls Court Arena. They will be touring with Coldplay around America in July and August 2009. 

When performing live, their parents, Graeme Durham and Ingrid Weiss play guitar and double-bass. Graeme Durham is a founding member and mastering engineer at The Exchange recording studios in London, and Ingrid Weiss is the former drummer of The Raincoats and was encouraged to play the double bass by Kitty Daisy & Lewis.

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