Wednesday, March 31, 2010

£1 designer sale!

So here I was getting all excited for the American Apparel sale on fri, when I came across a sale that blows that shit out the water!
Online retailer The Outnet are having a £1 designer sale on April 16th! Designer shoes, bags, clothes and accessories from over 200 brands will be selling at just a quid each! To get on it you gota RSVP on their website between now and April 11th, and one lucky person will get a preview look and can buy 5 items for a diver. American who??

Kelis- Accapella

I'm not really feeling this tune, as much as I am a HUGE Kelis fan it's just not rocking my boat, buttttttt I do really like the vid, directed by John “Rankin” Waddell and Chris Cotta. Nice styling aswell. 

So you think you can write?

So do ya?? Well if your on it when it comes to fashion, music, art, culture and all things worth noting then we want you! We're are looking for collaborators for the blog- coz we can't be arsed to do it ourselves. Nah for real we just think we need to diversify, and me and BagLady can't always keep up with whats goin down in London town. If you wana get involved email us a blog post to Just pick a subject and write a pretendy post about it and we'll pick the contributors who most fit the What a royal idea style. Thanks gals n guys! 

Levi's Craftwork.

So Levi's has relaunched it's Regent Street flagship store and to celebrate they had a fat party that we certainly missed out on, any of you get down? Well as part of their relaunch they are running a promotional campaign featuring 18 of London's best craftsmen- ranging from singers to directors. Not only are they featured on the Levi's website but they also have a space dedicated in the re-vamped store to showcase photographs of these master craftworkers, shot by renowned photographer Dean Chalkley, alongside exhibits illustrating their varying inspirations, tools and products that help them in their crafts. The space will also be used in the feature to house regular exhibitions so keep checking the website to see whats going on- or we'll prob just tell you!    

Hunk of the Hump!

This week were gunnin for Theo Walcott, mmmm hmmm! It's quite fitting as Arsenal are makin it rain at the moment in 3rd place (my team, gwan gooners!) Waych this space for rankin at the top spot (fingers crossed!)

So anyway, back to Theo!

Walcott transferred to Arsenal on 20 January 2006, for a fee of £5 million, rising to £12 million depending on appearances for club and country, at the time this was a record fee for a teenager. I really can't be arsed to write his whole life story coz it's Easter Bank Holiday, so check here if you don't already know!

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This one is a bit bait, but it has to be done! There are sooo many girls that will be with us on this, and that's because it's the TRUTH, standard. Neneh Cherry back in the day, was bangin no less!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dido Fontana Photography

I just came across an article about
Dido Fontana where they penned him as Italy's version of Terry Richardson. That made me want to find out more straight away!

Born in Italy in the early 70s Dido Fontana grew up surrounded by his dad’s camera and art works, doing himself art with different media, readying the big giants, lifting weights and looking at every kind of imagery.

In this way in his mind increased an extraordinary heterogenic plethora of images you now can find in his photos which represent not only a figure and where there’s no message but a world.

His soul is baroque and his eye is damned and voyeuristic but his style is raw and sexual, fashion and anti-fashion at the same time.

But first of all it is direct and pure, without alternations or embellishments.

I can make your bed rock!

How GOOD are these new Spring 2010 Jeremy Scott Flinstone inspired shoes???

If you need them in your life they are called Bone-Bow, I don't know how much they are though :(

Erykah Badu- Window Seat

This lady really can do no wrong.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

New M&S Advert

The M&S ad's have been a guilty pleasure of mine for a while now and this new one is no exception. Infact I'm  even considering going into an M&S store for a nose. 

25 Years of D&G

I think me and CometGirl have got a bit musical this weekend, we need to wheel back and get some more fashion news on the go!

Yesterday marked the quarter-century pairing of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana!

"Our first show?" Signor Dolce reminisces. "We did it in a small apartment in Milan. We organised it ourselves, me and Stefano, without PR, with nothing. My sister and brother were on the door."

Read the full article in The Independent


Since I'm up in my hometown, Newcastle, I'm doing a relevant post with some of my fave photographs. Taken by Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen of a lil place called Byker (I'm sure most of you can remember Byker Grove?) these pics show life in the 70's for residents as well as a behind the scenes look at a local dance school. Photographs are taken from the books Byker and Step by Step. 

Method Man at Matter, London.

I told you lot bout this a while ago, so if you haven't bought ya tix coz of money issues then you wana enter this competition for a free pair of tix! All you have to do is answer this question:
Which other member of Wu Tang has played 2 solo show's at Matter?
Email with your name and answer with the subject 'Method Man Comp'-winners will be selected at random and notified before the method man lands at matter on April 7th - good luck! 

Dancehall Queens

OMD, Official British Summer Time has finally come around people!! I have been downloading bare new bashment ready for Summer 2010 so I'm not out of the loop when the windows come down, roofs come off and bare tune a get played LOUD!

I have been raggin some new Vybz Cartel, Mavado, DeMarco, Busy Signal, Aidonia and Elephant Man to name but a few!

So ladies, prepare to be Dancehall Queens this summer!

Finding Dakota Grey.

Some more freeness for the weekend! I downloaded this about a week ago from Kanye's blog and wasn't sure what it would be sayin, because KW can be a bit off-key at times. However, I finally gave it some Sunday play only to find that it is SICK!! Dakota Grey's voice is badness!!

Stand out tunes: 'Double Back on this Love', 'Hey Boy, Hey Girl', 'A Star is Born' and many more, just DOWNLOAD and ENJOY!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

John Galliano for Fashion Fringe

Fashion Fringe

Following on after Donatella Versace, John Galliano is to be the new honorary chairperson for Fashion Fringe.

“I am hoping we find a rebel genius. I will look for someone who reminds me of me when I was starting out - someone original, unique, who has their own style and handwriting and isn't afraid to try something new. Fashion sometimes gets scared and plays it too safe - but I want to push boundaries. When I started, all I wanted to do was create - I didn't have a clue about business, but it is so important to have good foundations in both. So many talented designers have been lost or swallowed up by corporate machines because they didn't know how to handle the business side. I learned the hard way.”

My Chick Bad

Eve looks bangin in this video, I NEED that outfit with the bondage style straps!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Kano- The Jack Bauer Mixtape

Our favourite sexy boy grime mc has got a free mixtape for you- get urs here.

Jean-Paul Goude

Jean-Paul Goude is a french illustrator, photographer, film maker, graphic designer and just general all round bad man. Prob just as famous for his love affair with Grace Jones as for his work, this guy has earned himself a place in photographic history with his innovative and modern style. He truly is amazing- while I was looking at his website I was shocked to see some of his work was from the 80's yet looks like it was shot recently, they are proper timeless classics and doesn't he look like such a lovely man! We Love!
Naomi Campbell, US Harpers Bazaar, 2009
 Grace Jones, V Magazine, Jan 2008.
Valentino, US Harpers Bazaar, 2008.
Marc Jacobs & Naomi Campbell, Harpers Bazaar, 2007
Janet Jackson, V Magazine, 2006
 Audrey Mamay, New York Times, 2006
Mia Frye, Galeries Lafayette, 2008
Elin Jakobsdotti, Galeries Lafayette, 2004.
Lee Cooper characters, Georgette, Paris, 1984.