Thursday, 29 July 2010

Room Raiders

Do you have a beautiful bedroom you're dying to show the world?
Well now is your chance, we want to see!

We're currently compiling our upcoming Autumn issue, and one feature this season is bedrooms - any shape, any size, just as long as they're beautifully decorated! If you think your room deserves to grace our pages then snap a photo and email it to sendusyourlove@cellardoormagazine.co.uk

Once all entries have been submitted we'll have a look through & pick our favourites to appear within the pages of the Autumn issue.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Go Go Gadget

You wouldn't normally call us the 'gadget kind' of girls, but we couldn't resist this cute Babushka doll USB stick from Cubic. It's so much more than a place to store our files, and it will almost distract us from the amount of work we have. Almost.

2GB BABUSHKA FLASH DRIVE £19.95

Monday, 26 July 2010

Dominic Clarke




Our contributing photographer Alexandra Cameron had a quick chat
with London based photographer Dominic Clarke



Fill me in on your background, where are you from and how did you get in to photography?
I grew up in London, and I've always been interested in messing around with pictures, drawn, painted etc

Who has influenced you the most in terms of photography?
I think Sarah moon just about wins as my biggest influence.

What is your favourate style of photography?
That stuff that is kind of half way between fashion photography and a lifestyle portrait, but on second thought it might just be fashion photography, It goes back and forth.

What is your process when taking photo's, from getting ideas to editing?
It probably starts with a mood or atmosphere.

What are your tools of the trade?
Different cameras so I can have a bit of freedom. All my lenses are 50mm, and one is 45mm.

Where do you hope to go with your photography?
Published in print is nice because people can hold my images in theirs hands.

Why do you think people are drawn to fashion photography and editorials?
People are drawn to pages of images that are all about style and taste.

Who are some other fashion photographers you admire?
Paolo Roversi, Tim Walker, I have been loving Lina Scheynius's stuff this year, Marlene Marino,Juergen Teller, Mariano Vivanco.

Your photos seem to be of mostly women, why do you find women more interesting to photograph?
When I started studying art when I was young it was all about images of women.

Who has been your biggest influence in your photography work and where do you look for inspiration for your work?
I think I mix different influence into my work, from Toshihiro Oshima to Lina Scheynius.

What is your favourite fashion shot you have taken?
The image below, as it was the beginning of fashion photography for me, was a lovely shoot too.



What are some of you favourite films, books and musicians?
2046, the crow, garden state, catcher in the rye, coincidences by sarah moon, glassjaw, foals, deftones, tool.

What has been your biggest achievement so far with your photography?
The relationships with the people I've collaborated with.

Do you think its hard to be original in fashion, and how do you keep your ideas original and fresh?
I think that as long as there is a good exploration or creativity in the work then you don't need to worry about being original.

Which fashion photographer do you think i should interview next and why?
Any of the photographers that I mentioned above.

Do you often change alot of the original photo in photoshop?
Sometimes I shoot in a neutral way so that I can edit a lot, but my last shoot didn't need any thing done to the pictures, just a little less colour saturation.

Do you think you have an original style that is you own?
People say I have one, but most of them are friends haha.

Give us the skinny, what's the next big project you've got coming up?
A book and a show in Brick lane in June.

Which actor would play you in the film of your life?
Me and the supporting role will be Gemma Ward.

What did you want to grow up to be when you were a kid?
A footballer, then lawyer, then artist.











If you'd like to see more of Dominic Clarke's work then check out his Flickr

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Californian Cotton Candy


In our Winter Wonderland issue, we interviewed artist Will Cotton after falling in love with his beautiful artwork. His eerily lifelike paintings had a dreamy, vintage feel so we were so glad to be able to feature him and show his work off to all our readers.



Now it seems that ours weren't the only eyes Cotton's paintings caught. He has most recently created the artwork for the album cover for none other than Miss Katy Perry, as well being art director on her California Gurls video. She fell in love with his work after a friend pointed him out to her. Perry's album
Teenage Dream is out late next month.


What do you all think?

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Long and latitude of it


Our new contributor Milly headed off to Latitude at the weekend and she just had to share her side of the festival with us (and you of course)



Latitude festival has only been going for five years, but I’d recommend going next year without hesitation. I haven’t been to many festivals but easily preferred it to the likes of Reading. It’s very relaxed and family friendly, but has great parties until 3am for the older crowd. There’s easily something for everyone too from comedy to literature, to theatre and of course music. This year also presented the fabulous Central St Martins and Chelsea Graduate Fashion Shows, as well as a special Coco de Mer one, across the river; a stunning setting.


My favourite aspects were the comedy and music. Well-known comedians like Ardal O’Hanlon of ‘My Hero’ and ‘Father Ted’ fame, and Stephen K Amos, kept us laughing for hours. I actually preferred the Word Tent over the Obelisk [main] arena. The atmosphere was much more exciting and it hosted more of my favourite bands.


We chose to see The National over Florence as we’d seen her at Reading and were not disappointed, the ambience and music was amazing. Highlights of the weekend included seeing The XX, my favourite performance, and meeting Yeasayer!



The National

New bands for me included Lissie, who performed spectacularly in a woodland setting, as well as School of Seven Bells.

Without a doubt I want to go back next year, we couldn’t fit everything in and had the most enjoyable time! Check out some of the great bands I’ve mentioned, and be ready to book next year’s tickets!


Tuesday, 20 July 2010

A bright blue earworm


This week we can't stop listening to Blue Roses (a.k.a. Laura Groves) e.p. 'Does Anyone Love Me Now?' as it provided the perfect soundtrack to making summer plans.

Based in Bradford she 'writes songs for instruments she can't play yet and makes choirs out of her voice'. The result of this being a collection of beautiful songs about a range of female characters with a voice comparable only to (Her Royal Highness!) Kate Bush.

Blue Roses is currently recording new music and with female singer songwriters being so popular, here's hoping she comes back with something that finally makes her the star she deserves to be.

You can watch a performance of 'Does Anyone Love Me Now' here and she also has a self titled album out now.

By Fehmida Norat

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Bringing in the new Season...


While we’re all still deciding what bikini to get for our summer holiday the fashion world is moving at warp speed and are introducing their Autumn/Winter lookbooks. The industry has always favoured Autumn over all other seasons, suddenly we can layer up and really orchestrate a look as opposed to just wearing whatever will stop us from melting on the tube…


The high street brands have been sitting up and taking notes from the high-end catwalks and have really gone to town for the upcoming season, our favourite picks so far have come from top-dogs H&M and Topshop.


Topshop

Taking inspiration from Britain’s ‘outdoorsy’ heritage we see a lot of heavy materials like tweed and leather being turned into fantastically contemporary pieces. Sheepskin and shearing is going to be HUGE this season, and Topshop have incorporated this brilliantly in the form of an oversized sheepskin cape, (sure to be a bestseller). Leather, faux fur and tailoring are also big themes, with every look accessorised with hunting hats and dark-berry stained lips. Tough embellishment on-top of floaty tea dresses gives us that Topshop edge we crave, while sophisticated blouses and fedora hats brings in some grown-up glamour.










H&M

A certain masculinity theme has taken over the H&M collection, with tailored suits, bowler hats and high-waisted wide-legged trousers stealing the show. A playful use of volume is also a major story, with oversized coats and capes being paired up with skinny grey leggings. Paisley print takes over billowing jumpsuits and scarf’s while corduroy shorts ride high on the waist. Leather teamed with sheer black pieces incorporate the glam-goth theme nicely and all with H&M’s usual inspirational quirkiness.







Excitement is certainly in the air for fashion lovers everywhere as we all embrace our slightly darker selves for a winter full of animalistic desires….(we can feel it kicking in already with all these beautiful looks!). We never thought we’d say this but…roll on Autumn!


By Kat Nicholls.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Notice anything different about me?


According to a survey carried out by Andrew Collinge, former Hairdresser of the Year, women between the ages of 13 and 65 change their hairstyles an average of 104 times - that's twice a year!

3000 women were surveyed and it seems that we colour, chop, layer and curl to stave off boredom - and of course we're swayed by the celebs. We'll admit to hankering after a "Rachel" in the 90's, then a few years ago it was a "Pob", now it's all blunt or side fringes and choppy layers everywhere you look.

And of course there's been our fair share of hair disasters - from bowl cuts to DIY, we've certainly had our moments, but now that we've grown into mature young women, we like to think we've put our hair disasters behind us and have created our own styles to suit us. Not that we get bored of experimenting...

What's been your biggest hair disaster?

Friday, 16 July 2010

Acne opens first UK store





Acne launched it's first British store yesterday in London, on Dover Street. The Swedish brand was born in 1996, and first began life as an advertising agency and loose-collective, making film and music under the name “Ambition to Create Novel Expressions” ( So thats where the name comes from!).

Now established as a cutting edge fashion brand, they can now add their first UK opening London to their impressive list of 20 existing stores. Formerly a gallery space, the new store in Mayfair covers four floors with minimalist white space and artwork from the likes of Helmut Lang and Katerina Jebb.

The front windows are even covered in a collage of pages from the Acne Paper, the brand's bi-annual magazine, so it's definitely worth a peek!


Acne Studio

13 Dover Street

London W1S 4LN

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Hostess with the mostess




Miss Katy Perry has unveiled a new look as she was announced as the host for this years Teen Choice Awards. The California Gurl channels a sexy secretary in her retro specs. Moschino cherry print dress and rolled fringe.

We're loving the vintage pin up feel, what do you all think?

Catch the awards on August 9th

Monday, 12 July 2010

Summer of Love

What better way to start the week than by presenting the new Summer of Love Issue of Cellardoor Magazine! It's bursting at the seams with interesting articles, dreamy photography and everything you'll need for a wonderful summer, so make sure to check it out..

Read the Summer of Love Issue here
.. & don't forget to let us know what you think, send us your thoughts at sendusyourlove@cellardoormagazine.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you!

Friday, 2 July 2010

This shit is bananas


So we all know how hot it is, and us girls at Cellardoor like nothing better than to cool off with something yummy (preferably in a bikini by the pool!) so we've come up some delicious treats that will not only taste great and cool you down, but are good for you too!



BANANA ICE LOLLIES

You will need: 3 or 4 bananas and some lolly sticks

Firstly cut the bananas into bite size chunks and push the lolly sticks into them. Then place them in the freezer with a freezer proof dish over them for a couple of hours or until frozen.

Then serve! If you're feeling a little more adventurous, why not try adding your own toppings by dipping your bananas into some melted chocolate or syrup (be quick - it sets quite fast!) and then into dry ingredients of your choice. We like hundreds and thousands!


Perfect for all those wonderful long summer days we're looking forward to!