Friday, 9 November 2012

The Disney Store's VIP Christmas Party

This week I attended the Disney Store's VIP Christmas party. The dedicated Disney team transformed their Oxford Street store into a festive extravaganza complete with full scale Motown choir. The champagne flowed as we mingled with celebs whilst Mickey and Minnie entertained their fashionable offspring. We were handed complimentary gift cards and the chance to browse their new festive collection; a great excuse to get started on the Christmas shopping! Several hours (and glasses of fizz) later, the night closed with more festive songs and jam packed goody bags from the lovely PR team. Twas a very magical night!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Kill it Kid at XOYO

On Tuesday I was invited to Kill It Kid's Shoreditch gig by my good friend Gemma; a friend of their base player.

Kill It Kid have a unique sound which includes the piano, drums, guitar and the occasional fiddle and banjo. The British band, a four piece from Bath, are an interesting mix of blues, folk and grunge. They pay homage to the Deep South's gospel roots and intersperse mood-setting samples of crackly Alan Lomax recordings between songs. Recently signed to Sire Records and gaining recognition from magazines such as the NME and Clash, the band have packed in over 250,000 YouTube views and performed sets at festivals including Hop Farm and South by Southwest.
The gig was electric.  A relentless touring schedule has given birth to a loyal following who turned out in force at hip Shoreditch venue XOYO. Their set led the crowd on a journey through head banging rock and roll to foot stomping folk. The band's promise is evident from the crowd's enthusiasm. I for one, cannot wait to see them again.

Have a listen here

Monday, 5 November 2012

Free People's UK Launch

Seventies label Free People, known for it's effortlessly cool hippy aesthetic, has launched in the UK for the first time! You can now shop their pieces on their spanking new UK site

Here's Australian Supermodel Lily Donaldson fronting the AW12 campaign...
Romance your inner bohemian and start stocking up!

Sunday, 4 November 2012

The Little Black Jacket

I recently stopped by Chelsea's Saatchi Gallery to visit The Little Black Jacket photography exhibition. Coco Chanel's iconic tweed jacket has transcended fashion to become a style staple. 113 photographs portray the jacket in a range of guises and feature models, actors, hip-hop stars, fashion editors, children and TV personalities. Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld and styled by French Vogue's Carine Roitfeld, the message is clear; the jacket can be worn by everyone.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

The Kate Moss Book : The Covers!

Here's a look at the eight covers of Kate: The Kate Moss book! The coffee table book, edited by ex-boyfriend Jefferson Hack, chronicles Kate's iconic career from innocent 14 year old to modern day sex bomb. The book, priced at £50, goes on sale next month.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Style Inspiration: Stevie Nicks

Original bohemian Stevie Nicks has one of the most distinguishable female voices in the history of rock n roll. When we hear her sing of broken love, we feel her pain. Her tone is husky, vulnerable and coated in velvet. Stevie is a free spirit and her killer gypsy style is as earthy and natural as the woman herself.

As the last to join Fleetwood Mac, it might have been wise to assume the 'main parts' had already been fixed into place. However, the band had been missing a face, a heart, and a defining presence. After meeting Lindsey Buckingham during high school, the young lovers embarked on an unsuccessful plight as a musical duo. Soon after, a despairing Buckingham was asked to join Fleetwood Mac. He agreed with just one term; the invitation must also extend to girlfriend Stevie. The rest is history. Stevie sparkled as the pained lead singer, swirling and swaying romantically across the stage, shadowed in layers of silk and tasselled lace. With her long flowing hair, top hats, floral dresses and mysterious velvet hoods, Stevie was (and still is) the original hippy chick.

Photo Diary: The Shoreditch Vintage Fair

The Shoreditch Vintage Fair will return to Shoreditch Town Hall on October 13th.