Sunday, February 28, 2010

Moving forward.

Change might be on the horizon ladies! Miuccuia Prada controversially used 4 'plus sized' models as part of the Prada A/W 2010 runway. The models in question-
Doutzen Kroes 
Lara Stone 
Miranda Kerr
 Catherine McNeil

Are these ladies going to become the faces of change in the fashion industry? The size debate has been going on for time now and thus far not much seems to have been done about it, but with the 'plus size' issue of V on the shelves last month, Mark Fast's use of curvy ladies and now Prada's (who have always been forerunners in the use of broomstick size prepubescent girls for many years) are we eventually about to see all this talk put into action? Change may start at the top and let's face it until the major fashion houses accept that variety is beautiful we prob wont see much change in the mainstream. Although admittedly Debenhams have used a 'plus sized' and a disabled model in their latest ad's, maybe the high street will start following it's own ideas rather than the ones of the 'gay fashion mafia' at the top. 
I use the phrase 'gay fashion mafia' as a model agency boss was quoted as saying they were the reason a model of his, who according to NHS guidelines is half a stone underweight, was refused a job this week due to being 'overweight'. 
When will people in the fashion industry realise that they can call the shots and they don't need to follow the minority of small minded individuals at 'the top'? 
To be fair though I do hope everyone jumps on this bandwagon because something needs to be done if people actually think this looks good-


JG Ballard Exhibition

Yesterday me and the team went to see the JG Ballard inspired exhibition 'Crash' held at the Gasgosian Gallery in Brittania Street, near Kings Cross station.

If you know JG Ballard, you'll know the classic controversial film entitled 'Crash'....When I watched it, I was a bit like, wtf, is this shit for real?!! Just because the concept is so mental! He wrote the book in 1973, much to many people's horror!! It was based on symphorophilia which is sexual car-crash fetishism. Written in a highly sensualised manner, the books characters stage real life car crashes (for example James Dean's infamous crash) which get them sexually aroused. A bit off-key really!

The film is really well done though, and shows you a world otherwise unbeknownst to most. I mean whoever would have though that someones leg hanging off them was sexy? Obviously there are different levels to symphorophilia, just like any fetish, but the film covers just about everything.

On to the exhibition, the pictures are a homage to Mr Ballard and include a whole host of artists 'attuned to the Ballardian universe'. You've got a true visual fest of original art works, including some by super famous artists such as Man Ray, Salvidor Dali, Ed Ruscha, Roy Lichenstein, Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat! Badness!

And you know that the best things about it are that it is a) FREE and b) You can take photographs! Sick!


6-24 Britannia Street


11th February - 1st April 2010

Here are some pictures to get you going in the meantime!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Industry Takeover

If your a wannabe MC, singer, DJ or just a huge urban music fan this is a day for you-
Urban Development, in association with Rich Mix, will be TAKING OVER the multi-media arts complex in East London to bring you performances, workshops and seminars from top names in the urban music industry!

Seminars | Vocal/Production Workshops | Emerging Stage | Dance Off | DJ Workshops | Open Mic Sessions | Marketing Masterclass | Urban Cinema | Music Market | Industry Showcase

Master Shortie | Devlin | Princess Nyah | Scorcher | Mz Bratt | Ny | UDVC

Ras Kwame | Chantelle Fiddy | Griminal | Hattie Collins | Twin B | Terror Danjah
Miranda Cooper | Michael Lawrence | Chris Meikan

Hammer | Chockz | Leanne Robinson | Enrico | English | Bex | Shivz Dotz | Dirty Billy | Chantel | Delicia | Rebecca Broomfield




DATE: Saturday, March 6th 2010
VENUE: Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
TICKETS: £5 in adv / £7 on door
TIME: 12pm – 9pm (registration closes at 4pm)

Danielle Scutt A/W 2010

LOVE, LOVE, LOVEEEEEEE this lady! For some reason she didn't have a show at LFW this season, prob something to do with money. Same old story- so instead we got the press shoots. I was racking my brains for ages trying to remember who the model reminds me off and it's Daniel Merriweather!

Miu Miu window

I meant to put this up last week when I took the picture, alas I did not and knowing fashion, the window is probably completely different now!!

But we love the vibrancy and styling of this though, and would like to deck ourselves out in floral/tribal garms please!

The Clothes Show Live!

OOOh so exciting, because you know Summer is a comin' when the Clothes Show Live is back in town! 25-27 June 2010

The website is currently having a 'makeover', but click here to get in there and secure some tickets.

Expect the usual:

  • 45 minute fashion and dance extravaganza in the Fashion Theatre.
  • Shop from the hundreds of brands, boutiques and discounted designer labels.
  • Industry experts presenting Summer fashion trends and tips on what to wear this Winter.
  • Hair and beauty demonstrations packed with insider tips and tricks.
  • Professional make-overs including the perfect tan, manicure and luxurious pampering treatments.
  • Celebrity hairdressers performing hair transformation miracles.
  • Watch a beach catwalk show on real sand.
  • Choose between champagne or cocktails and recharge your batteries with our selection of delicious chocolate treats.

Sign the Petition!

As BagLady already reported the cock's at Hackney Council are trying to close Plastic People down, you can join the Facebook group in support of keeping this amazing venue open but now there's also a petition to sign that will hopefully make them realise there are no bad vibes at PP, just pure Love! And speakin of Plastic, FWD is back on from next Thurs, it feels like forever!

Friday, February 26, 2010


I bought some hair rollers recently to jazz up my new bob look, and always secretly want to step out of the house with them still in! Well it's not so much a secret, I have actually left the house to drive the car with them still in, but it's been dark! Besides looking a bit like a mum with little spare time, and wearing a tracksuit, I think done right, this could look sick!

These ladies in Jamaica look FLY! Don't you wish this was your mum?!

We did a post about Maluca who looks SICK in her rollers, especially the beer cans at the end! Maybe it's strictly a Downtown New York in the summer/Jamaica look, and we would like pretentious twats here in the UK leaving our local laundry matt/salon looking like this!....Still though, I recognise it and I love it!

How to rock the look!

Friday Freeness!

It's Fr-Fr-Friday again peoples! I for one am glad of that, no doubt! In preparation for the weekend, our bit of freeness this week comes via 2DopeBoyz. It's an old school 1995 collection of Raekwon tunes!

FREE Download here

Thursday, February 25, 2010

We hate...

... same thing as all of you at the min- this fuckin rain! Oh and the dark nites, gray days, lack of overground meaning the only way to get outa Hackney is by bus, not being able to wear any decent trainers coz of the rain and the severe lack of sunshine! Deadout, so bored of it now, it's actually making me question owning a dog. Hour walks in the pissin rain ain't that fun!


We heart...

...fabrics that remind us that Summer does actually happen- bring on the skimpy outfits and long days spent in Vicky Park!

I Could Never be Your Woman...

A sentance a lot of you girls have probably thought or said out loud many a time!

This video is not super new or anything, I just didn't realise there was a video! We have been rinsing this tune, and general Wiley riddims recently, so this is an ode to Eskiboy.

The video is quite cool actually it has a few references for me, for example the start uses a scene taken form 'Fish Tank' by Andrea Arnold - an indie film about a teenage girl growing up in a council flat in Essex. She practices breakdancing in abondoned flat that faces out over her ends, whilst drinking cider. Really good film, so check that out.

It also made me think of Notorious BIG 'Juicy' in the sense that Wiley does not feauture in the video (bar a small flash of his face), but instead he uses a small boy, and towards the end, a few other people to voice out his lyrics. I also like that Emeli Sande is the main star of the show coz she's purrrddy and we like her voice!
Here's both, bitta new school, bitta Old school...

Nathan Jenden A/W 2010

Shown on Tuesday just gone, this collection by Nathan Jenden was pretty wow! For the collection, he imagined "church ladies in the jungle." Quite a fun concept huh?!

There are some looks/shapes/colours that I absolutely love (below). But I can't help but feel that the collection is all a bit random....