Monday, 22 August 2011

Dr Martens VS Aggy

Absolutely loving the new Autumn/Winter campaign for Dr. Martens titled "First and forever" and starring Agyness Deyn and Ash Stymest. It's all so 'This is England'/James Dean/Androgynous/mod. Pretty much the epitome of the brand and I don't think it could have been done any better. Bravo.

Vice are having another party

So the last one was a way fun time. Booze, bands and bitches.
Get yourself's down to Nation of shopkeepers this wed for the next one yeah?

Welcome Audrey & George

So i'm starting my own business shortly selling great quality vintage and retro bags. I'll be handpicking every item individually and from all over the country and Europe. I aim to have authentic leather satchels, leather rucksacks, duffel bags, non-leather rucksacks, sport sacs, suitcases, vintage totes, and box bags all at reasonable prices.
After much thought i'll be naming it Audrey & George after Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard in my all time favourite movie Breakfast at Tiffany's. I'm so so excited about this project and can't wait for it to be up and running.
I'll also be collaborating with my best friend Rebecca Heard who will be selling super stylish vintage clothes under the named Wooden Willow. Together we're going to eventually have our own website, attend vintage fairs and also maybe in the not too distant future have a pop up shop or two. We are also going to run the world. More to come....

What lies beneath (picture heavy)

One of the most beautiful and breathtaking fashion shoots i have ever seen in the current issue of Love magazine. Photography by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot and styled by Katie Grand.
Apologies to the phone pics but my scanner is at my gran's so can't scan anything in until i get it back. If you click each one you'll get a bigger version and they look better.

This shoot reminds me of a chilling video i watched none too long ago by Wim called see you hurry. I wonder if they're connected or if someone took influence from the other.

Great video.

Boots n baskets

Went on a little shopping trip last week with my friend Kate and bought some cute new boots from Might baby vintage in Leeds and also a basket for my bike. TA DA

Beyonce's style 7

Last month Queen Bee talks us through the 7 outfits/looks that shaped her career.

1. "Crazy in Love" 2003. Beyonce embodies a female James Dean with the iconic white tee with denim. Looking good.
2. "Deja Vu" 2006. Chanelling Josephine Baker and Brigitte Bardot

3. Sasha Fierce album art 2008. Looking smokin' wearing a gold breastplate by Jose Barrera.

4. "Single ladies" 2008. Momma Knowles made these one shouldered body's the night before the video.

5. "Telephone" 2010. Dueting with Gaga, Beyonce said she wanted to be a bad girl and researched Bettie Page and all of her pin up poses. She also took influence from Tarantino.

6. "Why don't you love me" 2010. One of my personal favourite video's of Beyonce. Still channelling Bettie Page she says she used all of her own clothes and props and accessories and filmed in super 8.

7. "Run the world" 2011. Being pure and regal wearing Givency Couture.

My new favourite place for jewellery. I have my eye on more than a few of the necklaces and rings. Skulls, animal heads, and bicylcles. DIVINE.
At £15 a pop though, i shall have to just buy one a month for now. Dayumm