Friday, 28 May 2010

Something for the weekend...



So another long weekend is upon is, and if like us you're stuck for something to do then look no further! This weekend, Brighton plays host to Scarlet Rage & Oh So Retro's first ever pop up vintage store.

So why not head down to the (hopefully) sunny seaside this bank holiday and pick up a vintage bargain while you're at it.


You can find them on 114 Church St, just opposite the Corn Exchange

Opening Times:

Sat 12-6.30pm

Sunday/Monday: 11-6:30pm.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Kate's Twelfth Night


If you’re looking for some romance this summer and want a flirty feminine wardrobe to match- look no further than Kate Moss’ latest collection for Topshop. Her 12th collection for the retail superpower is Kate’s most romantic and girly yet. Full of soft pastel colours and frothy materials, (think feathers, tulle and a whole lot of ruffles), the range is based on the vintage look Kate so often champions.

As always the range is designed with Kate’s own wardrobe in mind and holds onto her rebellious streak with shorter styles, “I always like it to be sexy. Even if I’ve done something quite classic, I always want it shorter- I want things shorter and shorter!” she told Grazia magazine.

The ad campaign was shot by photography legend, and repeat collaborator with miss Moss, Nick Knight. The photo’s themselves are ethereal and angelic, showing off the collection perfectly and even better, Nick Knight has shot a video of Kate dancing around in the collection, (giving us all serious urges to run to the nearest Topshop and buy the lot!). The collection is out now, and judging from past collections I would get there quick before the best pieces sell out!


By Kat Nicholls.


Here are our favourites:


Dress £120





Dress £70




Jacket £120







Dress £65







Playsuit £85




What do you think of the collection? Has Kate struck gold again, or are you getting bored of the Kate/Topshop collaboration already? Let us know!


xo





Monday, 24 May 2010

Itsy bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini....

So now that the sun has made it's annual appearance on British shores (fingers crossed it stays!) we've got our minds set on one important thing. Now that we've finally got our toes out in our new sandals, we're now on the hunt for the perfect bikini.

Here are our picks...

Get one of your five a day with this cute tropical banana print bikini

Channel your inner pin up girl and hide your unwanted tum
in this retro printed one piece.

The ultimate itsy bitsy polka dot bikini



Now all we need is that perfect tan!

What will you be wearing on the beach?

Monday, 17 May 2010

Jump!

Back in the 50's, professional photographer Philippe Halsman liked to have a little fun after shooting his serious portrait work....

After photographing some of the most influential people of his generation for magazine covers such as LIFE and the Saturday Evening Post, Halsmon requested that the subject quickly 'jump' before closing down the shoot.

This request led to some fantastically whimsical shots of stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Marylin Monroe, Salvador Dali and Richard Nixon leaping to the skies without a care in the world. With over 100 LIFE magazine covers to his name, the idea was unconventional at the time for such a well-known name in photography, but gave Halsmon some of the best shots of his career.

We love how Philippe Halsman managed to pull out the fun side of every subject and how he shone a completely new light on certain famous figures we all thought we had figured out, all in the name of art and silliness! The extended series of 'Jump' photographs is currently on display for the first time at the Laurence Miller Gallery in New York until 28th May and will no doubt inspire onlookers to smile and jump around that little more often.


Grace Kelly



Brigitte Bardot

Audrey Hepburn

by Kat Nicholls

Saturday, 15 May 2010

There's no other superstar.

We just stumbled across this video of 12-year-old Greyson Chance performing Lady Gaga's Paparazzi at a school show.

Align Centre

Now, we don't know about you but we think he's pretty impressive for someone his age and we're sure he'll have gained himself a few new fans after his new-found internet stardom! What do you guys think?

P.S. Don't you just love watching the audience's faces?

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

We Never Forget...

Wandering the streets of London for the past week or two you may have noticed some rather beautiful visitors to the city. 250 exotic painted elephant sculptures are parading the streets around London as part of a campaign by elephantfamily.org to help raise awareness and money for the Asian elephant as well as UK conservation companies such as Born Free.

The Elephants have been painted by greats such as Jack Vettriano, Mark Quinn and Matthew Williamson. Queen of the wrap dress Diane von Furstenberg created elephant ‘Twiggy’ painting her white with red geometric shapes. From elephants in disguise as tigers, to one being covered in black and white pin up photos, another being painted with anti-graffiti resin and Lulu Guiness’ elephant covered in lipstick kisses, they are all unique and convey a powerful image.

"Twiggy"

Lulu Guinness' design


They are for sale through auction in July. However if you fancy taking one home miniatures are available from Selfridges, Carnaby Street and Regent Street. Elephants from parades all over the world can also be bought on the website shop.elephantparade.com.

Visit the website Elephantparade.com where you can find out about upcoming events including the auction, as well as sign the petition to help save the elephants. The elephants can be seen strutting around London until July 2010, when they will head off to New York.

Also keep your eye out for the lovely Zara Martin's contribution with BodyAMR and read a little more about the cause in upcoming issue of Cellardoor.

by Olivia Weeks

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

(Fish) Eyes on the prize...

We're loving Urban Outfitters at the moment, even more since visiting the A/W Press day last week ( more on that soon!) and we're so excited about their upcoming projects. However, if like us and you can't wait then head over to their website, where you can get the chance to enter an amazing competition. Using the templates provided, they want you guys to get creative and design your very own Lomography Fisheye camera.

Here are some of our favourite's so far, but do you think you can do better?




Winners will have their design made and sold exclusively in Urban Outfitters Stores across Europe and online. Oh and if that's not enough, the winner will also receive £500 to spend online at urbanoutfitters.com!

So what are you waiting for? You've got until 20th May, good Luck!