Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Dignan Porch

Back in February, Jenna & I went to see new stars The Vaccines at Kings College Student Union. They were brilliant, of course, but we were also impressed (expressed by the jig we did) with their support act,  'Dignan Porch'. They're a band from down the road (Tooting, South London) and comprising of 4 cool cats called Joe Walsh, Sam Walsh, Phillipa Bloomfield and Ben Goodwin. Their sound is a combination of laid back drum beats, fuzzy bass lines, catchy riffs and mellow voice. It reminds me slightly of a modern Velvet Underground with hints of Nirvana and 60s rock n roll, but let's not go about comparing Dignan Porch to anyone, they are a fresh and exciting take on the music of our generation. 
To listen to their latest album 'Deluded' click here and I urge you to go see them live if you get the chance, you won't regret the decision. 

Monday, 14 March 2011

A new direction.

Music is another thing that makes up a big part of our lives so it only seems natural that as well as fashion, this blog should incorporate artists and bands we are into; pictures, reviews and hopefully some interviews!

I'll kick it off with 'Local Natives'. They're from L.A and consist of Taylor Rice, Kelcey Ayer, Ryan Hahn, Andy Hamm and Matt Frazier. The refreshing thing about Local Natives is that they all collaborate on every aspect of making music, from the lyrics and singing to swapping about instruments. This, along with the fact that they are truly talented, makes listening to their acclaimed debut album Gorilla Manor (2009) more than a pleasure. Next time the sun is out I recommend you invite some people round, have a picnic, get the drinks in and listen to a bit of Local Natives.  

The whole album is brilliant, but notable songs are; 
Wide Eyes
World News
Cards and Quarters
Camera Talk
Warning Sign


Saturday, 26 February 2011




Whilst at LFW we noticed that the 70s punk/gothic look has by no means been dismissed today and this is evident by the numerous pairs of creepers and black outfits we spotted, not to mention a vintage BOY London shirt made famous by the likes of Boy George.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Monday, 27 December 2010

Cloak & Swagger

Earlier this year, Jenna and I were fortunate enough to bump into Karel, the man behind the fantastic online magazine known as Cloak and Swagger. It's been almost a year since they first kicked off and to celebrate the occasion they had a houseparty! See below. 

'Imagine the wackiest, craziest, brightest houseparty you've ever been to, now fill
it with a group of eager young bloggers and sprinkle generously with the freshest
threads. As the party season rumbles into full swing and to celebrate nearly a
year of Cloak & Swagger we invited our contributors to come down for a very
special, one off little party.
The House of Swagger photoshoot tells the story of six bloggers up for the best
shindig of all time! From breaking down the door, to arm wrestling championships,
Guitar Hero inspired rock offs and having to be carried home at the end of the
night, these are the houseparties that you always wish you got invited to at
Cloak & Swagger is a London based online magazine that started earlier this
year that highlights fashion, music and art to inspire eager young minds. They
encompass a collective of writers, artists, directors, photographers, producers,
and DJs. All with full-time jobs, they report from the loudest clubs, the brightest
shows and tell the story of their lives
less ordinary.'

So yes, check out Cloak and Swagger if you haven't already!


Monday, 15 November 2010

Urban Outfitters.

Urban Outfitters, my favourite 'high street shop'. What can I stay, the clothes fit better, they are a lot more unusual and, perhaps this is me kidding myself, they are better quality. I prefer it to the likes of topshop and h&m. It always looks right. What I mean by that is they don't look like a cheap, rubbish versions of the items. They don't add an unnecessary bit of glitter or the odd awkward plastic button. Nor do they make the tops excessively low or the skirts ludicrously short for no discernible reason. I can't say I'm overly impressed by their bags and shoes, they tend to lean towards 'attempting to look vintage but I will fall apart'. I'll also admit that it is expensive, so I tend to stick to the sales. Anyway, the inspiration for this post was their new catalogue, I was intending for this post to be focused on that, what am I to do?

The catalogue was lovely. I may be biased because I became ridiculously excited when I caught sight of Cole Mohr, but I genuinely thought it was very nice. I loved that they had interviews and articles, to be honest I think you should try and get a hold of one (there's a digital version). I can't wait to try their hot chocolate recipe and chop up the pictures for my wall. I'll have to get another one, I need one that's intact.

Friday, 29 October 2010

A new style.

I apologise again for the lack of posts. I can't offer any excuses. I will try to post more regularly but I'm not going to promise. I'm going to offer you an inspiration post. My style is constantly changing, well I can't say I stick to a look at any time, but I'm always finding things that inspire me. So I thought I'd do a post about what I have been excited about recently.


A short post, click on the pictures for links. These images are very girlish, they sort of remind me of 'The Virgin Suicides' and 'The First Days Of Spring' short film by Noah and The Whale. Again I have lots of other references but they are evading me right now.