Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Dan Croll - Local lad doing darn well

You know when you meet people and they say they're in a band and you're like oh yeah cool mint, thinking it's probably just another garage band playing the local hotspots. Well Dan Croll is definitely not that. He's got a good thing going and i'm sure he probably knows it so i'm not going to big him up tooooo much cos it's kinda cringe.

But seriously well done Dan, this song/video is ace and i just had to put in on here because i can't bloody stop singing it!!! 

You should definitely try and catch them on their tour soon, you'd be silly not to. 

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

QCumber Clothing - Their shit is bananas

So quite a while back the LOVELY people at qcumber clothing contacted me as they'd enjoyed my fruity inspired nasty gal x lazy oaf post and wanted to send me one of their cute tees as a gift and to show me they were all about the fruits too!

I'd never really heard about them before but after a browse on the site i was pretty impressed. Sometimes dressing up can get a bit tiresome and a good t-shirt or sweat is always a staple to have at hand when your brain just won't function at 7am getting ready for work. 

They sent me the watermelon tee in lilac and i have pretty much been using it as my casual go to for a few weeks now. So soft!

Here's what they have to say about the brand;

QCumber is a new brand that cements fruit and vegetables onto the fashion map.
“We believe that fruit and vegetables are beautifully designed by nature and have been under represented in the world of fashion. We created QCumber after a food fight resulted in a delicious and perfect imprint on a white jumper.
"QCumber jumpers are soft, warm and inedible!” 

And here's some silly posey pictures of me in my new favourite tee. Enjoy!

 Modelling 101 haha

 T-shirt by Qcumber clothing, Jeans by American Apparel and sandals by Topshop

Monday, 26 August 2013

The Last few months in pictures

 Novelty sunglasses in Barcelona

 Solange at Primavera

 Our lovely courtyard at fashion house


 The gothic quarter - BCN

 Liverpool isn't so bad sometimes

 Eye-catching piece at the Tate

 New necklace and library day

 Job interview outfit 2

 Got the job outfit splurge :)

 Pampering day 

 1st day cocktails, i'm that girl

 Jd loves to print clash

my instagram polaroids came :)

 Outfit at the blade factory

 ice cream on the prom

 henna on sunny days

 Sunday roast at the arts club

Alive in the face of death - The most moving exhibition i have ever been to

 Visits from best friends

 Finding butterflies

Treats delivered

Playing with nail art, please let me know if anyone would like to see a tutorial on here

Payday splurges

Dan Croll at Camp & Furnace

 Home comforts

 Trippy days


From left; 1. top boohoo, necklace topshop, shorts vintage, sandals topshop.
2. top topshop, dungarees vintage, sandals as before, rucksack vintage
3. top as before, jeans boohoo, loafers topshop, rucksack primark
4. kimono love at topshop, top as before, jeans H&M, loafers as before, rucksack topshop
5. top and short co-ord topshop
6. coat barbour, top vintage, jeans as before, shoes Dr.martins
7. shirt lazy oaf, jeans american apparel, loafers as before


You've probably already heard/read maybe even see all about Henry Holland's new venture but if you haven't you need to be updated. 
Taking the concept of direct fashion literally, House of Holland has already set off on a trip roaming the English country in a good old fashioned ice cream van delivering their new capsule collection Mr. Quiffy. 

The below is taken from,

"House of Holland, the irreverent East London label designed by Henry Holland, has turned a traditional ice cream van into a brightly detailed “roving flagship” that’s set to pop up in various locations “up and down the country,” selling an exclusive capsule collection of accessories, jewellery, headwear and eyewear in the brand’s signature polka dots, candy stripes and acid brights.
Starting Friday, the van (dubbed “Mr Quiffy’s”) will appear in London’s Covent Garden, Carnaby Street, Seven Dials and Spitalfields areas, then travel to Manchester, before returning to the capital for London Fashion Week in mid-September. The label is also examining the possibility of taking the van to Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle and the seaside town of Brighton.
The initiative is a colourful spin on the stylised “mobile boutiques” or “fashion trucks” which have become popular in the US in recent years (inspired by the runaway success of food trucks selling everything from tacos to Thai noodles) and proven to be an effective way of getting brands and products directly in front of customers.
No doubt, the Mr Quiffy’s van will be an eye-catching mobile billboard for House of Holland, as well as a fun and engaging brand experience. It’s also designed to drive traffic to the company’s new web presence, which launches Thursday.
“The idea of the van was loads of different ideas coming together really,” Henry Holland told BoF. “The truck is branded with House of Holland and the website all the way through. Plus, we wanted to do something that fit with the ethos of the brand and was fun and playful,” he continued. “I’d also been wanting to do a high summer collection for our new e-commerce site, which launches the first of August and coincides with the launch of the van. So there’s this whole collection [that ties into] the ice cream van concept, which will be available on the website the same day. So it’s a double traffic driver.”
When i first saw the idea for this, i was so impressed. It's so on point for House of Holland who have that little but of fun factor to their brand, and it's bringing something new that hasn't been done on a commercial scale.
Look out for Mr.Quiffy coming to a town near you!

Oh i bought the necklace already say whaaaaaat.